Jonathan Papelbon hit the DL and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.  Though, I’m using the archaic definition of nicer.  An adjective which was once described a jerk off who went to Nice, France and hurled insults.  Example, A nicer man would stand on the curb as Gerard Depardieu passed on his bicycle, screaming, “You are the fattest frog I’ve ever seen and I once force fed a frog to make frog foie gras.”  Filling in for Papelbon will be Shawn Kelley and Felipe Rivero.  Rivero is a lefty, so his best hope for saves is a 9th inning that is lefty heavy like my Facebook feed from my Bernie Sanders-supporting friends.  Of course, Dusty said he wouldn’t commit to any one replacement because Dusty’s gonna Dusty.  He cited other possible candidates to close like Blake Treinen and Sammy Solis.  I wonder if Dusty knows that’s not the slugger he once managed in Chicago.  “Sammy Solis, you came up short with McGwire, but I need you to close out this game.  By the way, go easier on the skin whitening.”  That’s Dusty while juggling the toothpick in his mouth.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brian Matusz – Signed with the Cubs.  Between Matusz, Baez, Szczur, Zobrist, Federowicz and Rizzo, the Cubs have the best record in baseball and Words With Friends.

John Lackey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.66.  Only thing he’s “Lackey” is four other decent pitchers around him!  Not on the Cubs, Cousin Sweatpants, I’m talking about on the team where I own Lackey.  This is a fantasy blog, let’s focus a little bit here.

Dexter Fowler –  2-for-5, 1 run.  You know what’s unfair?  When one of your weaker pieces has a .400 OBP and he’s your leadoff hitter.  I mean, give the Cubs Bryant, Rizzo, Arrieta, Lester et al, but Fowler too?  It’s gonna be so heartbreaking when they lose the first round of the playoffs after the Mets send out their lineup card with Jim Breuer dressed as a goat.

Maikel Franco – Remained out of the lineup due to his right knee.  Ironically, his left knee owns Franco in fantasy and is not too happy, wanting to drop him, but he’s a bit of a knee jerk.

Zach Eflin – 2 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  Phils fans say, with his last name, the L is silent.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .263.  When you have Giancarlo, Correa, McCutchen and Abreu struggling from the first two rounds, guys that haven’t been amazing but are still doing the job tend to get lost in the shuffle.  Eduardo Nunez has been better than Donaldson on our Player Rater, so Donaldson hasn’t been amazing.  Though, if you complain about him, you might be accused of having #firstplaceteamproblems.

Ezequiel Carrera – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .333.  Hey, it’s the Amish Porsche buggy!  How about hot schmotato pie instead of that shoofly pie?

Kevin Pillar – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  I said the other day he was toting around a hot bat, today I tell you that was meant in a non-sexual fantasy way.

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.76.  Definite step in the right direction, but I’d want to see more vs. a harder opponent before I claim he’s back.  So, I’m saying a pitcher that is five-six needs two steps in the right direction before he’s where another pitcher would be after one step.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer.  Hey, it’s Mr. April!  Rasmus does tend to get hot, so this could be the start of something.  Well, technically, it will be something either way.  A good something or a bad something.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 7th steal. Watching him try to get hot is like watching a baby learn to walk.  He’s up!  He’s up!  And he’s down again.  No, he’s up!

Doug Fister – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.26.  Fister’s been good — that’s what you wish she said! — but I’d only use him based on the Stream-o-Nator.

Brandon Moss – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  He’s making Freddie Freeman look like a scrub.  And Grey don’t want no scrub.  A scrub is a guy that can’t get no love from me.

Matt Adams – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .320.  Shark Tank Idea!  A deck overhanging 1st base in Busch Stadium where the Cards give fans in that section binoculars to view Adams and it’s called a Moobservatory.

Taijuan Walker – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, and had velocity problems all game and then the trainer took him out with an Achilles injury.  Sounds terrific like when your mom offers to drive you to the prom.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (12) and legs (1), hitting .280.  Not only does he hit exactly 25 homers each year, but he also metes it out almost exactly to stay on pace.  I will call him Kyle Cyborger.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.79.  I can understand rocking Chris Archer because his Ks are insane, but the rest of these bleh ERA Rays’ starters are so whatevs.  Don’t you own Blake Snell?  Quiet, Random Italicized Voice, I’m making a point.  Is that point you’re dopey?

Corey Dickerson – 3-for-4, 2 rusn, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .207.  Not saying this is going to happen, but Dickerson could get hot, get his average up to .250, and move into the top 40 outfielders’ discussion.  That discussion involves a lot of dismissive eye rolls at Justin Upton and Carlos Gomez.

Steve Pearce – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .336.  I had no idea he was hitting so well on the year.  Wow, why is he not on any of my teams?  Oh, I know.  Cause I had no idea he was hitting that well!  I just said that!

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Whatever it is, it still feels underwhelming.  I’m sorry, Longoria.

Ubaldo Jimenez – Moved to the bullpen.  This is like a corrupt police officer being sent to jail with people he put away.  “Hey, Ubaldo, Vance Worley here.  You remember me?  You forced me into a game against the Indians when you couldn’t get out of the 2nd inning.  Now it’s time to pay the piper!”

Yovani Gallardo – Will take over Ubaldo’s rotation spot when he returns on Saturday.  Note to the Orioles, maybe you stay away from the weird named starters.  I’m also casually looking in Odrisamer Despaigne’s direction.

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.87.  See, normal name!  This was a tough matchup for Tillman in Fenway, which brings back to my point I’ve made about 4,000 times this year, it doesn’t get easier to start guys in the AL East, even when they’re going well.  Oh, and on a related note, he was over 100 pitches when sent out for the 7th inning.  Ended up giving up a homer to JBJ and ended the game at 120 pitches.  Was it bring Dusty Baker to work day for Baltimore?

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  If you were to track our comments every day like I do, you’d get the idea that Schoop is having a terrible season.  But then you see he has 10 homers and you’re like, “Damn, his average must be po’!  Po’ is short for poor not Potsdam, by the way.”  Yeah, Schoop’s average isn’t bad, it’s .269.  *shrugs*  Beats me too.

David Price – 8 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA down to 4.52. Inching his way back to respectability, which makes me think of some of my fantasy leagues.  Man, you get yourself in an early hole with your pitcher ratios and it such the dog’s breakfast trying to get out of the hole.  A hole?  Yes, I am.

Adonis Garcia – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 2nd steal.  Hitting near-.300 in the last week with two homers.  Hot schmotato alert!

Brandon Finnegan – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Julio Teheran 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  This matchup between the Reds and Braves was billed as, “If another GM calls for a trade, it’s for us.”

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .271.  “How about, I don’t know, hmm, maybe that Julio Urias fella for Bruce?”  That’s the Reds playing coy.

Gerardo Parra – Had his leg rolled over by Trevor Story in a collision that looked like Parra was in “My season is so effin’ over now” pain.  Ryan Raburn (1-for-4 and his 6th homer) took over for him, and could see more time, but there’s a reason why he usually only faces lefties.  In limited time over the last three years, Raburn is hitting .222 vs. righties.  I.e., Raburn after reading (his splits).

Trevor Story – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  I hope he dedicated that homer to Parra a’la Paul O’Neill.

Carlos Gonzalez – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Not to get all calendar up in here, but it’s not even summer yet in Coors.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .271.  Hard to gauge anything when a guy is in Coors, but Didi has been hitting near-.300 in last week.  And once again The Gregorius Didi is done in by a gauge.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.51.  For the past month, the Regression Fairies have been chipping away at Zimmermann’s ratios and getting all Streisand albums digitally.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, hitting .229.  Scary low on power still, but he’s about a ten day hot streak away from hitting .260, which is the most you can hope from him.  Oh, and he has more RBIs than Freeman.

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .287.  That huge eight homer in ten game streak is coming.  I can feel it.

Miguel Cabrera – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .305.  Like I said earlier that Seager is like a cyborg, Miggy is like one too, but only a really insanely good one.  Like the Terminator with Johnny Five’s personality.

Todd Frazier – Sat yesterday in the midst of a slump.  He needs to have sex with Caitlyn Sandoval to slump bust.

Tim Anderson – 2-for-5, 1 run as he hits leadoff.  Starting to come alive, now make sure he comes alive for you.  Wow, that could be taken completely out of context.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  He’s on fire lately, like L.A. during the riots.  I’m obviously not one to promote ESPN, but if you’re not watching the O.J. documentary, you should be.  To keep this about baseball, during the riots, I didn’t see anywhere on the wall where it said, “No pepper spray games allowed.”

Whit Merrifield – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .326.  He is the hottest schmotato in the land, and a guy who never goes out without his Izod.

Robbie Grossman – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  Meh, he will cool off at some point and revert to Gross comma Man, but he is a hot schmotato right now.

Johnny Giavotella – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  He also had four hits the previous game.  Someone’s walking up to bat every time like Ric Flair.  Woo!

Michael Conforto – Early yesterday, the Mets said they haven’t considered demoting Conforto.  Which, obviously, means they’ve considered demoting him.  Then they said, rather than make this about a demotion, let’s make it about a phantom injury, so they said Conforto had sprained cartilage in his wrist.  First of all, cartilage is only found in sharks.  Second of all, sharks don’t have wrists!  C’mon, Mets, come up with a better lie!  Sounds like Conforto is headed to the Disgraceful List, but he had a cortisone shot and will play it by ear, if he has ears on his supposedly injured cartilage.

Travis d’Arnaud – Will be activated from the DL next Tuesday.  Catcher questions will begin in 3, 2, 1….

Zack Wheeler – Could begin rehab this week.  This will now mean everyone will be asking about stashing Wheeler.  Lowercase yay.

David Wright – Met(s) with a doctor about neck surgery.  Wright asked to see a neck surgeon that was close to his back doctor, just in case he got injured on his way to having his injury examined.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  Sound like a real privileged white boy complaining about 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 Ks.  But WAH!

Gerrit Cole – Hit the DL with a triceps strain.  That is terrible–  Wait, Taillon?!  Yes, Taillon.

Jameson Taillon – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.93 as he was called up to start in Cole’s place.  This makes me want to enthusiastically dance to Bruno Mars like an aunt at a bar mitzvah.  “Don’t believe me just watch!”  Okay, Aunt Carla, we believe you can dance.  Can you also cut your hair?  Long hair looks weird on a 65-year-old.  Taillon should be owned, and I’d guess he will have a rotation spot for as long as Cole’s sidelined and/or Locke, Niese and Nicasio aren’t good.

Starling Marte – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .335.  Marte’s been a solid producer all year.  Top 7 outfielder on the Player Rater, yet — and this yet has its own galaxy it’s so big — he hasn’t even been scorching hot this season.

Jung-ho Kang – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He missed the first five weeks of the season, and he still has more RBIs than Freddie Freeman.

Drew Pomeranz – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.88.  I mentioned this in the comments yesterday, and I’m not trying to jinx anyone, but Pomeranz has never thrown more than 100 innings in a season, is already at 75 IP and will likely tire quickly as the season progresses.

Madison Bumgarner – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.91.  Even more importantly (to me), he still gave up two hits to Villar.

Angel Pagan – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  That should put his next DL start at around June 18th.

Archie Bradley – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.66.  Just look at his ERA.  I mean, I know ERA has its flaws, but c’mon.

Jean Segura – 4-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .309.  He’s only stolen three bases since April.  And that’s why you’re not Jonathan Villar.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-4 and his 10th and 11th homers, hitting .234.  Is there anyone more tantalizingly frustrating than this guy?  So far it seems like his minor league career was like Joe Piscopo’s SNL career.

Justin Turner – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Again, I didn’t believe his 2015 year, but I also don’t think he’s this bad either, so there’s upside here.

Chase Utley – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Gotta love this guy’s grit, but it’s uncalled for that he’s written on his bat, “Ruben Tejada’s femur.”

Kenta Maeda – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.75, but left yesterday’s game after taking a liner off his leg.  He stayed on the ground for a few minutes and needed to be helped off the field.  X-rays came back negative, but I’m sure something’s wrong with him.  How do I know?  Well, I just traded Jeanmar Gomez for Maeda.  Trade was with Andy Behrens.  Guess it’s payback since last week I traded Jake McGee to Behrens for Taillon.  Wait until next week, when I trade him Hector Neris and Carlos Estevez for a yet to be unnamed starter.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  This was also his 2nd homer in his last eight games.  Sure, there were two months between those games, but you shouldn’t quibble with the Fantasy Master Lothario.  It’s bad for your health like drinking Windex.

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and has 8 hits in his last 13 at-bats.  Fun fact!  Andrus’s sisters sang, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

Ryan Rua – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  And I just picked him up.  Just that fast!  Like a baller!  Which also means he won’t get another hit for the next three weeks.  Sorry, Rua.

Sean Manaea – Hit the DL after going for an MRI on his forearm.  He is Samoan, and it’s not Girl Scout cookie season, so he’s up against the odds here.

  1. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    Snell, Matt Moore, J Zimm….can only keep 2….who’s out?

  2. Pockadilly says:
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    My teams so bad…

    Are we at the “drop taijuan” point again? HIs last start against Cleveland made me drooling for his ros but him struggling with velo and an Achilles injury sounds like I should move on…

    Would be grabbing a bench bat to rotate in my lineup when guys get days off/etc (weekly h2h league)

    Rotation: kluber/Salazar/nola/harvey/shoemaker/fulmer/taillon/Roark/walker

    Yea I have a ton of pitchers I try to max out my starts (10/week) every week. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pockadilly: If Taijuan’s hurt, he’s droppable

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: I planned on keeping Taijuan this year. Bought him for $1 in the first year of a keeper league. He’s worth keeping for upside, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  3. TTRA1N says:
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    Need to bring Snell off the N/A, who goes? Paxton, McCullers, Stroman or S.Kelley?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @TTRA1N: drop Kelley

      • Bbo says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: stroman he’s going to fudge up your era gets you wins tho

  4. Muskysmell says:
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    “best record in baseball and Words with Friends”

    LMAAOOO!!!

  5. Grizza3569 says:
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    Have Stras, Scherzer, Cole, Estrada, Tanaka, Urias and Taillon. OF is Stanton, Blackmon, Valencia, Polanco and Gomez. Was offered the following, thoughts?

    My Stras and Polanco
    For
    Harper and Garcia or Wacha

    Love the write up, always the best read of the day!!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Grizza3569: Hold, you boob. Pitching would take too much of a hit.

    • theone189 says:
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      @Grizza3569:

      Polanco doesn’t gwt as much love as he should. He spent all off-season working on his swing and watching video of Cano, Ortiz, Manny, and I forgot the who the last player was. He shorten his swing and noticed his head was turning some when he was swinging last season. What ever adjustments this 24 yr old made seemed to have worked and this is what you want to see from a young guy. With Stras people tend to hate on Dusty on how kills pitchers but a lot of pitchers have shined under him( see one of the current best johnny cueto). Read this:

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2016/03/30/dusty-baker-thinks-stephen-strasburg-is-going-to-have-a-big-year-a-real-big-year/

      This isn’t the same pitcher and if you watch the Nats games you can see the dif. I read this and drafted him in all my leagues and he’s 10-0 100+ ks now. That and have you seen him? Dude is huge! He looks like Roy Halladay this yr! He will finish top 3 cy young and Polanco top 8 OF.

      Don’t do that trade

    • bigbear says:
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      @Grizza3569: Agreed with others. Hold. Harper is getting pitched around a ton. His AVG is bad because he’s getting little to hit. Unless it’s an OBP league, Polanco will probably have the better season.

  6. SF says:
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    Need to shore up my SP.

    Davies or Desclafani?

    • bigbear says:
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      @SF: Both streamers. Davies for now, but think he’s up against LAD next. Desclafani has more upside though.

      • SF says:
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        @bigbear: Yeah I figure both are not really ROS options, but I don’t really have much in terms of good SPs right now.

        I have Fransucko Liriano who has been a total mess. Rodon has been hit or miss; Taijuan Walker hasn’t really been very good since April.

        Good thing Danny Salazar has been good. And I managed to snag Steven Wright and Jameson Taillon has looked good so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Desclafani

  7. Cmon says:
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    Jose Ramirez/ ozuna/ fulmer for segura and yu darvish.

    I know darvish is on the DL but worth the risk, can replace ozuna with a Khris davis type player on the wire.

    Thanks.

    • Greg says:
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      That’s nuts

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Good write-up!

    a. On Eflin, I thought the lede today would be ‘Phillies fans silently mutter “Effin Eflin” as they leave the stadium early in the 4th INN to beat the traffic’ but you beat me to the punch in your Eflin blurb. Sad emoji.

    b. On Longoria, I can no longer sit patiently. The guy has been a top shelf 3B this year (finally for y’all!) so am happy for you. Yet you can continue to pooh-pooh 30+ HRs and 100+ RBIs, which he is more than on pace for, but I refuse to do so. Well done and hoping this doesn’t jinx him into hitting .200 the rest of the way with 5 HRs and 5 RBIs!

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 15)

    Tripp: Who we have?
    Horatio:Dockworkers reported gunfire in this building, Frank.
    Tripp: Saw a couple uniforms back there.
    Horatio:They look pretty shaken up. Come on inside.
    Tripp: What the hell happened here? Where are the victims?
    Horatio:They were vaporized,frank.
    Tripp: Vaporized how?
    Horatio:I don’t know,but it was big.
    Tripp: Horatio. Who coulda done this?
    Horatio: Not who, Frank, (cue the queue of sunglasses)…what.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. Haha B. When you’re done in Chad, Longoria would be happy to hire you as his PR man C. HA

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. Thanks, man. On ‘a’ above, surprised nobody picked up on it. The game was played in Toronto so no Phillies fans would be there to start with and therefore none would be leaving in the 4th, 5th or 9th INNs.

        b. Yeah, I can be Longo’s PR man. Guy’s been surprisingly good. AVG is up, HRs and RBIs are up but overall they have been hitting marginally better as a team compared to last year. Any time you lose a guy like (James) Lonely, you’re bound to improve on offense. Replace with ‘X’ it’s still better than (James) Lonely. Still can’t believe you have no love for him whatsoever UNLESS, it’s a ploy for you to use reverse psychology. Lord knows it wouldn’t be the first time.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Shh, don’t tell anyone B. You love Evan Longoria! Ew!

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            a. The last two years I’ve been calling him Eva Longoria, because his sister could hit better than him. This year is a different story.

            b. I’m getting all kinds of congestion from all the dust and sand that flies around here. Any time there’s a storm brewing, the wind picks up throws the dust/sand mixture all around. And of course, science says you gotta breathe so I’ve got this shizz somewhere between the lungs and my throat. And it’s a constant struggle to eliminate it. There, I said it. Phew!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like you’re not only filled with love for Longoria

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Grey!

                Speaking of filled, haven’t seen or heard from your BB Phil of the Future. Where’s he at?

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

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                  He’s further down the comments

  9. Shark says:
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    Absolutely brilliant title. Rudy, you’re the man.

    • knucks says:
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      @Shark: Rudy can’t fail

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @knucks: That should be the title of Razzball’s first documentary. It would sell 100s of copies.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • knucks says:
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          @Ante GALIC: HAH! At the very least, JB should use it on the pod when Rudy fills in.

  10. David says:
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    Please rank ROS: Liriano, Rodon, Duffy. Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @David: Duffy first, you jamoke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: Duffy, Rodon

  11. Ed says:
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    shoemaker @oak
    urias vs mil
    tanaka @min
    paxton @tb
    jon gray @mia

    wich one would you stream?

    thanks in advance!

    • Muskysmell says:
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      @Ed:
      Shoe, Pax, Tanaka, Gray

      Don’t even bother streaming Urias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ed: Shoe

  12. Mike says:
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    Love the write up!

    In the last couple days, I snagged Snell and Taillon. With the below pitchers:
    DeGrom, Gio, Steve Write, C. Hamels, Mad-Bum, Darvish, R. Hill Sam dyson, S. Casilla and Bentances

    Do you think I can get away with offering deGrom and Stanton for Trout? Or should I be asking for a little more in return?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: Or is my offer not enough?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jojo: @Mike: Try it for Trout, you yutz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Try it, find out

  13. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Merrifield, Schoop or Pearce for 2B , standard 5×5 12 team

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Schoop, you mollywhopper.

  14. Jojo says:
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    Should I trade Abreu/Belt for McCutchen/Pujols?

    Thanks!!

  15. Michael says:
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    Hey Grey!

    OF is stacked… Adam Jones, Nelson Cruz, Chris Davis, Springer, McCutchen, Bruce. (4 OF + 1 Util, currently sitting McCutchen til he starts doing something)

    Out of the 6 who should I try trading away to get Matt Carpenter (need an upgrade over Phillips)?
    12 man, 8 Keeper no penalty, H2H Hits & TB, no avg

  16. Garbage Day says:
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    I’ve been stashing A.J. Reed for weeks now but after watching the Stros pass him over for Danny Worth I think I’m going to ignore .38 Specials’ advice and drop him. I know you’re holding on loose in a few leagues, so I was wondering what you were thinking. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Garbage Day: Worth is just a temp fill-in, Reed will be up

  17. Lee says:
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    Have Martin as Catcher with D’Arnaud on DL. Once he comes back next week, who would you rather have?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Lee: Martin, you jabroni.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: Agree with Cram

  18. Paul says:
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    “Zach Eflin – 2 2/3 IP, 8 ER. Phils fans say, with his last name, the L is silent.”

    Except in the box score, where the “L” was strongly pronounced

  19. William Hung says:
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    Someone dropped Maikel Franco cause of his injury – is he worth the add? My drop would be Mazara. I also have Toddfather at 3B currently

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: No, you meathead.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: reading through the comments, you can do better than “meathead”

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: Didn’t mean to sell you short, you wienerschnitzel.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Cram It: better

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: down on Maikel, huh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: Don’t think it’s a matter of being down on Maikel, it’s a matter of who you’re comparing him to.

  20. The Tycoons says:
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    With Parra down, Rockies can’t turn to Raburn – does David Dahl now get the call?

    • knucks says:
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      @The Tycoons: They could. The DD watch is certainly on. But I doubt it… He’d have to skip AAA entirely. Been batting .167 in June and he hasn’t hit a HR since 21MAY. I would think that they wouldn’t want to mess with such a highly touted prospect’s development by advancing him like that during a cold streak. But I could easily be wrong. The overall AA numbers are great, he was KILLING it in May. Gonna be a really good ballplayer. I just don’t see the Rox in “go for it” mode this year.

      I added Jose Reyes last night. Team owes him crazy money and needs to make a decision on whether to DFA or add him to the 25-man roster tomorrow. I don’t really see him playing in the OF, but I’ll spec on him getting PT somehow. Especially with this Parra injury. Then I’ll cut him on Friday and look elsewhere if nothing doing.

      • The Tycoons says:
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        Good point! Just love the idea of maybe finding Gold in Colorado – as opposed to picking up waiver wire fodder

        • knucks says:
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          @The Tycoons: They would prob call Paulson back up before Dahl

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @knucks:
        Rockies designated SS Jose Reyes for assignment.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy

  21. Piranhaman says:
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    I’m in 12 teamer roto with counting saves+holds, and my pitching has been good so far.
    My SP: Nola, Ross, Hendricks, Fulmer, Shoemaker, Duffy, A streamet spot.
    DL: F-Her, Cole
    RP: Britton, Robertson, Harris, Strop, Diekman

    Someone just dropped Taijuan Walker. Should I grab him to use my waiver turn? It’s 7th.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Piranhaman: I’d stick with streaming, you dip.

  22. RePete says:
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    14-Team H2H League: I have some tough pitching decisions today; would you start Stras and bench the rest?

    Strasburg vs CHC (Hammel)
    Corbin vs LAD (Kershaw)
    Gausman @ BOS (Wright)
    Smyly vs SEA (Karns)

    My opponent already has terrible ratios right now with Shields, Zimmerman, and Eovaldi getting shelled if that helps.

  23. Jbona3 says:
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    With Parra down, what do the Rox call up Dahl to play?

    • The Tycoons says:
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      i took a flier on Dahl too – why not?

      • knucks says:
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        @The Tycoons: Yea I understand the spec, but I don’t see it happening. I just posted to your Comment above. We’ll see what Grey thinks. But if he were expecting it… he prob would have mentioned it in the post. I tried Reyes instead.

  24. John says:
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    I am the cooler. Traded J Up for Frazier last Monday. Picked up Suarez and Gattis off the wire a week before Gattis gets catcher eligibility. Brilliant moves. I think they have four hits amongst all three over the past ten days LOL.

    Was offered DeGrom for Frazier OR DeGrom and Freeman for Frazier and J Ross. Ten cat hitting H2H league where strikeouts are a category. Thoughts on those offers given my team??

    My staff: Price, Carrasco, CMart, J Ross, Roark, Tailion. Hill on DL.

    Hitters: Gattis, Goldy, Schoop, Villar, Suarez, Frazier, Franco, Marte, Betts, Polanco, Khris, Maybin, Odubel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Damn you! It’s fair, you don’t need deGrom

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Gotcha. In the uncomfortable (and unfamiliar) role of a 8th place team in a 12 teamer. Any suggestions on improving my team if you think adding De Grom is unneeded? Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Consolidate and upgrade

  25. What's a Drexl? says:
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    16 teamer with QS, losses, 7 moves per week and 10 max starts per week h2h. recently added cullers cullers and smyly, today added kennedy (these really are better pitchers than are dropped in my yahoo 16 team leagues, this in question being a espn). start which of
    smyly

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @What’s a Drexl?: didn’t finish there. start which of:
      smyly vs TB 19.7
      kennedy vs CLE -.3

      2. with the way these 2 have been rolling (awful), and also having raise the church on roster and using one of these spots for streaming hitters or pitchers, we also keep 2 SP per year (going into year the 2 were kuechel/iglesias, now probably shark/walker), drop which of the worst of those 2 or iglesias? iglesias seems to have much higher upside in case he goes back to starting, and for this year league has holds also.

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          @Grey: did you mean for #2 to keep walker/raisel (as keepers not just for now) or to drop t.walker and raisel? (seems hard to believe walker is the drop is why)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah, this is keepers? Missed that… Keuchel, Raisel

            • What's a Drexl? says:
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              @Grey: yeah, those were same 2 i had kept going into this year, didn’t know how much keuchel moved down.

              • What's a Drexl? says:
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                @What’s a Drexl?: so the streamer/drop is then whoever sucks less between kennedy/smyly today i suppose.

  26. Boston Mike says:
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    I’ve been using D. Travis at 2B, getting a little restless. Do you like any of these FA’s or should I wait out Travis?

    Merrifield, Lawrie, Lowrie, Baez, Prado , Russell, Duffy?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Boston Mike: I’d wait out Devo, you chowderhead. Unless you can plug in Merrifield until Travis comes around.

  27. Fabuloso10 says:
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    Very tempted to make this trade.
    Receive mccutchen and Carlos Martinez for papi
    12 team roto. Categories are runs, hits, hr, rbi, sb, ave, obp, slg, wins, shutouts, k’s, sv’s, hld, era, whip
    Sitting in 3rd 15 pts out of 1st, near the top of all hitting categories and in the middle of pack in pitching
    Thoughts?

    Thanks in advance

  28. Roger Dorn says:
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    Who ya like outta Davies, Eickoff & Bauer going forward? Are any more than just streamers?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Roger Dorn: They’re streamers, you ham sandwich.

        • Roger Dorn says:
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          11 team roto

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Roger Dorn: How deep is your Love?

            • Cram It says:
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              @JeF WiTh 1 F: Stand Inside Your Love

  29. mrbaseball says:
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    Sean Manaea Oak – SP = he is on the waiver wire – Is he over rated as a prospect – I know he is a injury risk – Should I put a waiver wire bid on him – FABB – if so – KEEPER LEAGIE – very lillte – some – nice amount – go crazy

  30. Steve D. says:
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    Grab AJ Griffin in a redraft for pitching help? Will he have a long term spot in the rotation? Dumpster diving for arms.

  31. Clint says:
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    So which of these guys is least likely to turn back into a pumpkin after I add him to improve my ERA/WHIP in my 12 team roto:
    Shoemaker, Duffy, Gio, Sabathia, Wacha, or Paxton

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft mixed league

    Choose 1

    Tom Koehler, Brandon Finnegan, Matt Moore, Jerad Eickhoff, Ivan Nova, Joulys Chacin ROS?

    K/9 and QS are stats

    Thanks!

  33. Prettay, Prettay, Pretaaay... Prettay good says:
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    FML,

    A handful of seasons at or near the bottom of my league left me with some of the best keepers this year heading into the auction. Then, I executed my strategy and am sitting in 1st place of our 14 team mixed H2H league by a significant margin. I have some big contracts expiring this year, so I am in win now mode.

    That being said, someone offered me an intriguing trade:

    I give up:
    Syndergaard (2 more years of team control at $11)
    Velazquez (3 more years of team control at $11)
    Ken Giles (who cares)
    Jason Heyward $28
    Byung Ho Park $16
    Randall Grichuk $11
    Josh Reddick $4

    In return, I get:

    Chris Sale $31
    David Price $32
    Charlie Blackmon $10 expiring contract
    Dexter Fowler $7
    Mike Napoli $4
    Byron Buxton $9 (3 additional years control at $19)

    Here is my current lineup:

    C Tommy Joseph
    1B Park
    2B Altuve
    3B Donaldson
    SS C. Seager
    OF Harper
    OF Heyward
    OF Duvall
    UT D. Murphy
    UT Jurickson

    Res Grichuk
    Res Bour
    Res Reddick

    P Arrieta
    P Syndergaard
    P Velazquez
    P Liriano
    P Rodon
    P Gio Gonzalez
    P Dan Straily
    RP Wade Davis
    RP Rondon
    RP Dyson
    RP Giles

    As I look at the trade, I see a power downgrade and a slight pitching upgrade, but at the expense of my best trade chip (Syndergaard). I also max out my salary cap limiting additional moves.

    Now that I have bored you and your commenters sufficiently, I’ll leave you with this fantasy team name for your amusement. Need BP for my Byung Ho.

  34. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey!

    In my 12 team 5×5 keeper I can trade away Belt +Kimbrel for Abreu. Belt is my corner-guy (also have Rizzo). Still have Chapman and Davis as closers. What do you think? Abreu looks a tiny bit better lately or should I just pass?

    Thanks as alway!!
    Best,

    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Belt side

  35. Mark says:
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    Before everyone asks you I will beat them to it. What do you think of Jake Smolinski? I think his minors stats are good and seems to possess good ISO. Is it someone who should be on my radar? Deep league. But what are your thought about his minor league numbers and is he a late bloomer.

    • knucks says:
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      @Mark: Hard to say without knowing how deep a league/other options. I guess the fact that you have your eye on him is a good indicator. Its about PT it sounds like…

      I would think Burns ends up getting his gig back eventually. Plus Reddick is gonna be back before the ASG break. A’s will prob be sellers in a few weeks. So that could change things. If your lucky, OTS will check in later. Best of luck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: His minor league stats are awful

  36. Kendrick Llam says:
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    Lost Parra – who do you like most here (any position)?

    OBP league

    Grossman, Fat Adams, Johnny P

  37. Joe says:
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    Rank ROS OBP league

    Carlos Gomez, Jose Ramirez, Odubel Herrera

    Thanks!

    • Kendrick Llam says:
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      @Joe: Herrera

  38. El Jefe says:
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    I’ve been deferring this decision, but league rules say I gotta drop someone and activate Carrasco. Having trouble making the call. Who gets the ax?: Eduardo Nunez, Jean Segura, Mike Napoli, Brandon Moss, Peter O’Brien, Steven Souza, James Paxton, or Marcus Stroman?

    • El Jefe says:
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      @El Jefe: It’s a keeper league.

    • William Hung says:
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      @El Jefe: O’Brien

    • El Jefe says:
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      @Grey: @El Jefe: Thanks. Sometimes it’s hard to set aside the rose-colored lenses when it comes to hard-hitting prospects.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem, Pablo

  39. nyjacobs says:
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    grey- trade my britton for trumbo? not for needs just to do ? is he worth it? thanks.

    • knucks says:
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      @nyjacobs: I guess if you wanna get your SAGNOF on.

      But Britton has a 0.96 ERA / 0.61 WHIP with 20 Saves and 32 K’s across 28 Innings. The sink of his Fastball is ridiculous and he has given up 1 HR (Mookie on 11APR) this year.

      SAGNOF or not… Don’t trade him just to do it.

  40. tyler says:
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    I had the foresight of a cloudy magic 8 ball and dropped the Shoe maker as well as Urias. I want to add Glasnow and drop my worst SP, Eichoff when the time is right. How far along is he with Cole, Nicasio and Niese in the Pirates rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tyler: Maybe a few starts after ASB

  41. Bbo says:
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    Dropping Leonys for rua?
    Starting Pomeranz vs nations, @reds or drop for streamer?
    12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bbo: Hold

  42. Bbo says:
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    Would you drop Leonys if Dahl got the call

    • knucks says:
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      @Bbo: Hell, I’d drop my 8 month old nephew if Dahl got the call. Softly, on the couch of course. But with a certain pace and excitement, ya know?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bbo: Sure

  43. Nature boy says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey but…

  44. Wilsonian says:
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    1) I won’t be asking about stashing Wheeler, as I already have him in my DL (man that sounds wrong). One crisis averted for you.

    2) WTF Gattis?!?! I pick you up for HRs and so far in the last two weeks you’re hitting .157 and only .045 in the last week. No wonder my team is hitting a monstrous .132 this week so far.

    3) Is Piscotty officially useless? Drop him for a hot schmo? He’s hitting .194 over the last two weeks and .158 over the last week. P.S. I LOATHE the Cardinals.

    4) K.Davis is third on my team in RBIs behind Rizzo and Arenado (and tied with JBJ). He was AWFUL for the first 3-4 weeks of the season. Why do people want to drop him?

    5) What’s up with Correa? Sophomore slump? Roughneck Odor has better numbers and he missed a week’s worth of games playing Mike Tyson’s Punchout.

    6) Wasn’t able to get Taillon out of the NA for yesterday. Who is the drop: J.Gray, S.Gray, Shoe, or Duffy?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: 3) Leave Piscotty alone, you dingleberry. Can a guy have a shitty week or two without feeling the wrath of the Razzball community?
      4) The same reason you’re thinking about dropping Piscotty. He stinks!
      5) Because he stinks! Duh!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: Seriously though, look at Piscotty’s numbers right now compared to last years. Everything is almost, if not exactly, the same. Crazy.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: No, Piscotty CANNOT have a bad week or two if I’m going to have a shitty Cardinal on my team. Dammit. Cram It. He’s the only guy I could come up with for a streamer spot. So it makes sense to kill two birds with one stone…

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: He’s a solid 20 HR/.300 guy hitting in the middle of a lineup. By all means, drop him if you want, just don’t shit on my fantasy man-crush.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Wilsonian: I hear you on Khris Davis… I’m trying my hardest to trade Mazara so I can get an open spot for Davis but everyone in my league is allergic to high upside young players. My league counts OBP and Ks in addition to the standard 5×5 cats so Davis’ value take a bit of a hit for me.

  45. Scott says:
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    Someone peed in Cram It’s cornflakes this morning…

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: I eat pee for breakfast. Keeps me virile.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: Helps with grip on the bat too.

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: He eats it Scott. He fills the ice cube tray before bed, then throws the cubes in the cereal to keep the corn flakes nice and cool.

        Hahah can I suggest “Jagbag” for your next post Cram? Its a Midwest thing that I heard my cousin use the last time he visited. Been using it ever since.

        As in “Thank you Grandy-man, for not allowing that jagbag Clint Hurdle celebrate his starter throwing a No-Hitter last night!”

        • Scott says:
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          @knucks: I think it can be used to describe Tommy Joseph, for going 0-12 after being named the starter, that Jagbag!

        • Cram It says:
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          @knucks: Ha. Doesn’t really roll of the tongue. It’s definitely different though.

  46. Dibbbes says:
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    Pick two Rodon @ Indians (have Salazar in same game so w-l could cancel out)
    Pineda @twins
    Eovaldi @twins
    Ray @phillies
    Cain @rays
    Peavy @rays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dibbbes: None are good…Rodon, Pineda

  47. Snell Baby says:
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    Pomeranz or Teahran who do I drop for Snell?
    H2H points league 10 teAM . Need Wins.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Snell Baby: Pomz

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Interesting… you don’t think Teheran can outplay Pomz ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could, but he hasn’t, it’s likely a tossup

  48. Blake says:
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    I have 6 pickups left and here is my pitching staff – should I left go one of them for Taillon?
    13 team pts league (15pts for W, 7pts for S, 1pt for SO)

    P: C Hamels
    P: I Kennedy
    P: Wi Chen
    P: J Ordorizzi
    P: H Rondon
    P: J Smarddazza
    P: N syndergaard

    B: A Bradley
    B: D Duffy
    B: M shoemaker

  49. Dibbbes says:
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    Which two sit leaning jd and upton

    Jd, upton vs sale
    Villar vs cueto
    Marte vs syndergaard
    Leonys vs smyly
    Franco vs Estrada
    Corey Seager vs Corbin

    • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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      @Dibbbes: Don’t know about the rest, but I own JD and I’m starting him today. He’s hit .292 against Sale with 2HR–and he’s been scorching hot lately.

  50. Don says:
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    Do you think it’s still worth handcuffing Jeffress with Will Smith? I need saves, but I hate rostering a MR who doesn’t get many innings. Smith hasn’t been great and I’m not sure he’ll push Jeffress unless MIL tries to boost his trade value. Can I drop Smith in a 10-team-mixer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Drop

  51. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Heyo,

    1. How would you rank these CI/OF guys ROS in a weekly league?

    D Peralta > Adams > Moss > Mauer > Rua?

    Looking for R/RBI and ideally average help…

    2. Are you holding Rasiel until you know he’s not Reds closer or coming back to start?

    Thanks!

  52. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Sorry, forgot #3:

    Keeper league, would you trade your $22 Salazar and $16 Belt (both wouldn’t be kept based on other keepers) for a $11 Carrasco (who would be kept)?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – yes, playing for next year, and guys like Adams, and Mauer are available on waivers, who sadly seem like they can pull a “Belt-lite” for the rest of 2016 anyway.

  53. Dibbbes says:
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    Top na stash
    Bregman, Arcia, turner, contreras, Glasnow?

  54. knucks says:
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    Just checked my Team Log…

    Khris’ last three games has brought his stat line for Team Knucks to 8 / 3 / 14 / 1 / .198

    Sigh

    Was a shark move to start him back on 31MAY (over Brocktune vs. Jo-Fer) and bag his only SB though!

  55. Cheese says:
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    12 team standard.

    I get Bogaerts, I give Salazar and Kang.

    It’s a weekly league, and with how often Kang sits is very frustrating. I’m first in power/RBI and need avg/SB help. My other pitchers are Carrasco, Harvey, Tanaka, Archer, Rodon, Taillon, Iglesias, Liriano.

  56. The Great Knoche says:
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    Started Yu over Taillion in Scout this week. Oops. How’s your team holding up?

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Your team is making a nice climb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: I looked good for a few, just out of first, now I’m about 4th, only like 7 points back, Giancarlo doing something would help

  57. Mel

    littlecf24 says:
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    2B options: Brett Lawrie or Whit Merrifield?

  58. Dibbbes says:
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    At the Giants game last night, all the Giants fans I was next to kept talking about how good villar is

  59. William Hung says:
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    It’s dropping slumping players day in my league -Earilier it was Franco, and now Fielder was dropped too, but there’s probably nothing to see here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: Fielder was dropped in my league 2 weeks ago

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I just traded for him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gets your team’s weight up

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Up is good! Any numbers, go up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who did you send for him?

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Grey: He fleeced me. I sent him Fielder and W Davis for Villar and Brach. Im so far off in BA and SB in FCL its not funny. And all my closers had hit DL besides Davis so I wasn’t climbing out of that hole.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Meh that’s not terrible

                • Cram It says:
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                  @The Great Knoche: I think it’s fair. And if Villar and Fielder hold their courses, you win.

  60. Yager says:
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    If you had a lot of ground to gain in homeruns, and have Betts, Springer, and Polanco as your outfield would you flip either Springer or Polanco for Giancarlo?

      • Yager says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, was thinking that. I did get to pick up Pedro Alvarez off waivers. I might just roll the dice on him catching fire while I slot him at third for my needed power.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds good

  61. Uptono Good says:
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    Just traded my Strasburg, Sanchez, and Ozuna for Mookie…too much???

  62. Mike says:
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    I’m in a 12 team H2H league that starts 4 SPs and 3 RPs each week. My SPs are Arrieta, Nola, Matz, R Hill, Shoemaker, Fulmer, Paxton, Duffy, Sanchez and Roark. (My lineup is strong so I can keep a lot of good SPs.) I start Arrieta and whichever 3 have 2 starts or the most favorable match ups. I have Allen & Dyson as my RPs and have been using Sanchez / Roark / Duffy to cover the 3rd spot. I also just grabbed Kelley.

    I’ve been offered my choice of Colome, Robertson, W Harris and J Gomez for Paxton. I was thinking of doing it for Colome. Thoughts?

    • knucks says:
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      @Mike: Colome has been super sexy for me in my H2H. Instead of keeping so many SPs, I hoard RPs and use Colome in the the SP slot. I dominate in Saves and Ratio’s every week and stream my way to victory. In first place right now.

      Not saying make the trade, wait for Grey on that. But you would only be able to start two SPs if you make this move? Anyways, it sounds like you have a weekly lineup lock? So my system doesn’t work for you I guess. Realized this after I typed everything out, but decided to post anyway. Best of luck Mike!

      • Mike says:
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        @knucks: No worries, I wasn’t clear about it being a weekly points league. I’ve been using 5 SPs (one in an RP slot).

        I prioritized hitters in our draft (Arrieta was a 5th round keeper) and was able to put this staff together on late round picks / waiver claims. Pretty good considering I’ve dropped the first two SPs I drafted (Liriano and Walker).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Sure, if you need an RP… Robertson

  63. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft Mixed league

    Position doesn’t matter.

    Danny Espinosa or Gerrit Cole?

    I had Gerrit Cole hit the DL and I have Jhonny Peralta and Jason Kipnis at SS and 2B

    Thanks!

    • Great Bambino says:
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      @Great Bambino: Danny Espinosa or Matt Moore*** Not Cole. I need coffee…

  64. Phil of the Future says:
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    G,
    Dont’ mind me, just continuing my tedious climb to respectability…

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I get to around a 4.00 ERA then get knocked back down, invariably… You watching OJ?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I know the feeling. I’m not watching, is it good?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s so good, it’s kinda ridiculously good

  65. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, Duffy or Tillman? Also, was offered Trumbo/Duffy for Maeda/Britton – which side? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DBo: Duffy side

  66. LastPlace says:
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    Deep NL Only

    Adonis Garcia or Amora?

      • LastPlace says:
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        @Grey: Thank you! I made the move today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  67. We're Out Of Room says:
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    I only have one move left this week(roster is below) after adding a few hot arms(Duffy, Shoe, Gray, Pax)and I’m debating the following moves:
    1. Drop Semien for Tim Anderson
    2. Drop Semien for Rodon and roll with 1 bench bat(Unsure of Walkers inj and may need an SP to fill his place because I have no DL room)
    3. Drop Semien or someone else (see a better drop candidate…Maybin maybe?) for one of the following : Trayce T., K. Davis, M.Adams
    4. Hold as is

    What would be your advice and assuming that player were taken by the time I can make a move whats your plan B? Thanks in advance!

    ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS daily moves and 4 keepers per season

    C Posey
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Choo
    UTIL OF L.Martin
    Bench OF Maybin
    Bench SS Semien
    DL Sano

    SP Salazar
    SP Shoemaker
    RP Kimbrel
    RP Melancon
    P T. Walker
    P Odorizzi
    P Paxton
    P Pomeranz
    Bench SP Duffy
    Bench SP J.Gray
    Bench RP Estevez
    DL RP McGee

  68. Roger the Alien says:
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    Would you drop Odorizzi to pick up Paxton? Also how many more starts like Sunday’s do you need to see from Pineda before believing in him again?

    • Roger the Alien says:
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      @Roger the Alien: Just noticed Duffy is still available if you like him more than Paxton.

  69. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    14 team H2H points league… I was offered Carrasco or Salazar for my Stanton. what do you think?

    Thanks

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: ok, thanks… hopefully Tu Novio turns things around…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  70. Kcott Scrimmell says:
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    Pimples on your buttocks are unsightly, annoying … and not considered acne.

    “Technically speaking, you don’t get acne on the butt,” says dermatologist Suephy Chen, MD, associate professor of dermatology and director of the dermatology clinical and outcomes research unit at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. “Acne is usually a facial or trunk [back and chest] eruption.”

    In general, acne is defined as plugged pores, pimples, and cysts (which go deeper under the skin than pimples) that occur on the face, neck, shoulders, upper arms, and upper back or chest.

    Pimples on the Buttocks: The Real Problem

    Sometimes referred to as “butt-ne,” an outbreak of pimples on the buttocks is usually caused by one of two fairly common problems:

    Folliculitis. This is the inflammation of a hair follicle, which can occur anywhere on your body. It doesn’t have to be from an ingrown hair, says Dr. Chen. Instead it can be caused by friction from clothing that is too tight or a bacterial infection. Folliculitis tends to be on the skin surface. Chen describes the condition as “very shallow little pus bumps” and explains that folliculitis is more likely to be itchy or irritating than painful.
    Carbuncles. Also known as boils, these feel more like painful knots of pus under the skin, something like an acne cyst. They can occur when folliculitis gets out of control and starts to become a deeper infection.

    Chen says that neither skin condition is related to your overall experience with acne. Even having severe acne on your face and torso does not mean you are more likely to have folliculitis or carbuncles on your buttocks. However, she cautions that both carbuncles and folliculitis can lead to scarring if not handled correctly.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Vinny Boombatz: Ha. I don’t waste my time reading catcher questions, I wouldn’t use any energy to spew this.

  71. Just Busted says:
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    Schoop or J. Baez ROS? I have Dozier and C. Seager as starters and am looking for a solid back up or Utility position player for Yahoo H2H. I have no other SS backup.

    Thanks!

  72. Jason says:
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    Harper/Arrieta or Machado/Bryant/Jon Gray? Thanks.

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: Is this even a fair trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  73. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    6×6 w/ OPS. I have Harper, Polanco, K. Davis and Grandy-man among my OFs. Pitching is a dumpster fire so I’m trying to load up my O.

    I send Cutch / Salazar
    I get Chris Davis / Yelich

    Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  74. Jon says:
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    Drop to activate Snell?

    Eovaldi, Liriano, Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  75. Steve D. says:
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    Offered Masahiro Tanaka for my Kole Calhoun in a 10 team redraft, Ks and runs don’t count.

    Current OFs/Util:

    Mookie Betts OF | BOS
    Kole Calhoun OF | LAA
    Khris Davis OF | OAK
    J.D. Martinez OF | DET
    Justin Upton OF | DET
    Marcell Ozuna OF | MIA

    Victor Martinez 1B | DET

    Starters:

    P Anthony DeSclafani P | CIN
    P Sonny Gray P | OAK
    P James Paxton P | SEA
    P Jameson Taillon P | PIT
    P Julio Teheran P | ATL
    P Hisashi Iwakuma P | SEA
    P Blake Snell P | TB
    P Julio Urias P | LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  76. knucks says:
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    I’ll admit, I could care less, because Barves are gonna Barve and I own Villar. However, decided to share this for SAGNOF purposes. One of these lines from the past 14 days is Villar and the other is Mallex.

    3 R’s / 0 HRs / 2 RBI / 5 SBs / .276 in 29 ABs
    8 R’s / 3 HRs / 7 RBI / 4 SBs / .269 in 52 ABs

    Pretty easy to tell whose who, as Mallex isn’t gonna play every day. But if your hunting for bags, you could do worse. He is available in one of my leagues where I didn’t expect to see him on the wire. Dyson is owned in that same league and has even less PT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex should play every day, but he also looks like a .180 hitter

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Hoping that Peraza plays today. But he might just be up to pinch run. They don’t seem very interested in using him much in Cincy. However, they’ve done everything they can to make B-Ham work.

        Was gonna run minors’ numbers for Peraza vs. Hamilton’s, but is anyone really that interested?!?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t know why they even bring him up

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: On Mallex…

        .243 (in 152 ABs this season)
        .250 (last 30 days, 64 ABs)
        .276 (last 14 days, 29 ABS)

        This must be do to the way they’ve deployed him in lineups? I haven’t watched a second of Barves baseball or payed any attention to the ATL lineup. But yea, no one seems to be all that impressed with him.

        He hit for a .340 AVG (in AA) and .281 (in AAA) last year. Must be due to his speed? I haven’t looked much into the advanced stats yet.

        Someone in my 12 team Roto used $15 ($100 FAAB) the day of his April call up, then cut him 5 days later. Not surprising that this dood is out of FAAB and basically screwed ROS in that regard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could hit .250 with a ton of grounders and a high BABIP, but just watching him, I wasn’t impressed

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Someone that I know that watches a lot of Barves said best case scenario, they were hoping for a poor man’s Eric Young Jr.

            EY had a career .300 BABIP vs a .247 AVG.

            So far, Mallex has a .306 BABIP vs. a .243 AVG in his career.

            More than half of those ABs are against Minor league pitching while in the Padres system of course. I’m still rather new to BABIP and how to use it correctly. Mostly just rely on Razz advice. Explains alot of my recent fantasy success!

            Good talk Grey. Or would you rather we discuss skin conditions instead?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That doesn’t seem an unlikely comparison

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Vitiligo?

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey: Sammy Solisosa?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  77. RTP123 says:
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    Grey – great stuff as always.

    Best 2b option rest of the reason: Josh Harrison, Schoop, Neil Walker, Pearce, Espinosa

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  78. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Shawn Kelley over Madson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  79. Dave says:
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    Encarnación and Valencia for Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, it’s fair

  80. Funny Name says:
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    I know you’re high on Duffy, would you trade Jeffreys for him in a 12 h2h where I have Dyson, Estavez, Kintzler as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  81. Old Spice says:
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    Need pitching bad

    H2H 12 team – My current OF
    Stanton
    Betts
    Polanco
    Mazara

    Was offered Kluber and Odorizzi for Betts. Should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts side

  82. Bob says:
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    Carlos Gomez or Dexter fowler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  83. Pu$$y Control says:
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    During intimate times with my wife…I ask her to call me Yordano…CALL ME YORDANO!!!…Then I plunk her with a couple of balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • knucks says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: You should try “Hoochie MAMA” next time and let me know how that goes. Always wanted to try it, but never had the balls myself.

  84. john says:
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    Grey,
    10 tm h2h keeper (keep 12)
    trying to make an improvement to my pitching staff:
    His: deGrom and (one of Matz or Harvey)
    for My: Schoop (or T.Anderson), McCutch & Pomeranz

    I have Blackmon, Trumbo, Braun & Valencia to man my outfield. I have Dozier as my 2B and Semien/Villar as my MI) What do you think ?

    thanks in advance, J

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me, Harvey

  85. J-Money says:
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    12 Team 6V6 OPS and K/9

    Have an OF/SP surplus and a hole at 2B/SS. OF – Cespedes, Myers, Yelich, Upton, JBJ, Khris, and Choo (DL). SP – Arrieta, Matz, Thor, Roark, A. Sanchez, Shoemaker, S. Wright, McCullers, Gio Gonzalez, and Snell. Currently have Odor at 2B.

    Trying to get Kinsler…Matz and JBJ is too much right?? Any suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: Thor straight up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  86. Another Dan says:
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    Good stuff Grey, brightens my morning.

    My Chris Tillman for his Carlos Gonzalez, (7×7 12 team H2h , dynasty with BB and XBH)
    (a) which side ?
    Will leave me with RF Gonzalez, CF Trout, LF Valencia.
    Then have a choice of Odubel, Calhoun, Abreu, Napoli, Carter for 1 OF Slot, 2 Util. I like to carry one bench bat only as I can stream pitchers/RP for Holds ratios.
    (b) drop Carter or Napoli ?
    (C)

    Thanks,
    Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re getting CarGo with Tillman? Okay

      • Another Dan says:
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        @Grey:

        I thought you’d say get a more competitive league.

        He had CarGo on the trading block, I asked what he wanted. He told me, I snapped his arm off.

        Is Carter odd man out ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  87. Garrsh says:
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    Grey,

    10 tm h2h keeper

    i got offered AJ reed and Marte for David Dahl and Nola

    my pitching staff currently consists of Lackey, Kluber, Cole, Strasburg, Stroman, Smyly, shoemaker, Joe ross, Berrios

    we start 9 starting pitchers each week. I realize Marte is best player in the deal but wanted your thoughts based on my staff.

    Ps love the podcasts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side, thanks!

  88. banana says:
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    Is giving Story/Kang for Stanton a fair deal in an OBP redraft?

  89. Jack florida says:
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    Great info as usual
    12 team roto redraft, your best choice of these
    Conforto , Pederson , h ramirez
    Thanks for all the help and advice all season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hanley

  90. ed says:
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    hello!!

    would you drop giancarlo to FA for hamels or kluber? got marte-trout-polanco-mccutchen(meh) as outfielders(myers also on fa)

    thank you vm!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @ed: Sounds like a shallow league? Did you think about trading him? I would try that first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  91. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey, @Cram:

    In a shallow 8 team league with one catcher, would you pick up Ramon Cabrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  92. los locos says:
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    Grey, a bench bat.

    Shaw, Moss, Adams, Freeman or Werth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  93. Andre says:
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    I have one DL spot available. Regardless of position, which player will have a greater impact when they return and is worth an add? Zack Wheeler or Michael Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  94. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Original deal I had for Archer fell through… the guy wants to do Blackmon, Archer, and Kipnis for his Aaron Sanchez and Matt Carpenter. That’s a bad deal for me right?

    I’m countering with Stanton and Carpenter if I have to give up Blackmon.. is that still a bad deal for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1st deal is not good, 2nd deal is fine

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: He countered with Matt Carpenter and Miguel Sano… Sano has good upside, but he is hell bent on me sending Blackmon without adding Stanton.

        So basically, the package he wants from me is Blackmon, Kipnis, and Archer
        For his Matt Carpenter, Sano, and maybe a pitcher.

        Here are his guys who I am interested in –
        David Price, Carlos Martinez, Pomz, S. Gray, Shoemaker, Greinke, Darvish, and A.A. Ron Sanchez

        I don’t think he’ll accept Price or Martinez… maybe Greinke… other than that the rest of his staff is not worth it right? You think Greinke would make the deal worth it for me, or is there just not a match. Sometimes the best deal is the one you don’t make.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not great

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: sometimes the best deal is the one you don’t make

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Exactly

  95. Gummy says:
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    Somebody dropped Carlos Gomez; should I drop Odubel for him, considering I have Marte, Blackmon, Braun, OZUNA, and Heyward, and furthermore, you are absolutely correct; semicolons are fun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold; ha!

      • Gummy says:
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        @Grey:

        ten 4. One of your colleagues views Odubel’s and Gardner’s ROS value similarly; Gardy is also available in FA. Hold still?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  96. JAL says:
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    G, 12-team 5×5, got offered Correa, Trumbone, and Pacman Jones for my J Donaldson…If I did that, I wouldn’t have a 3B…would have to resort to yasmany Tomas or something god awful…I have to pass, right??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa side

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Really? So Correa would replace Segura, but I would downgrade from Donaldson to David Freese or Yasmany Tomas, or Matt Duffy…still think should take Correa side? Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re not just getting Correa, right?

          • JAL says:
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            @Grey: You are correct. I would be getting Trumbo and A. Jones who would be upgrades for sure (at least Trumbo), but my 3b would be a huge huge hit…you think it makes sense to do even with prospect of having one of those guys i mentioned above filling in as my starting 3b? thnx

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fine, if you don’t want to do it, don’t do it

  97. Nightpandas says:
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    1. This too much for McCutch in a 15 team Obp keeper? I have Rizzo as well for 1B but do have 1 Util spot

    I give E5, Zobrist, Eaton

    I get MCCutch, Holliday, Kipnis

    2. Give Hundley the boot for Robinson Cheerios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds fair 2. Meh

  98. knucks says:
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    Leaving my Catcher slot empty in 12 team Roto. Benching Beef against Kershaw.

    Or does anyone find that to be super dumb and would advise against it? I realize he could get an AB late, after Kershaw exits. But I’d imagine there’s also a decent chance that Kershaw goes the distance or Jansen is the other guy Beef faces.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Getting a few counting stats is worth having a catcher

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Struggling in AVG badly. Its my only flaw with Frazier, Schoop, Khris, Pujols rostered. You’re right though. I’ll prob end up sticking Beef back in there. Thanks Grey.

        Reyes got DFA’ed by the Rox btw, as I’m sure you’ve seen by now. Not a surprise, but interesting at least. They are gonna have to eat the Shizz outta that money they owe him if they wanna move him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy

          • Bye Felica says:
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            @Grey: he meant just today vs Kershaw

            I think lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, didn’t get that

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Also I didn’t mean cut, just bench him for today. Not sure if that’s how you took my comment.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, it wasn’t

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @knucks: ive done it alot in roto on short schedule days streaming hitters. Go for it

  99. JP says:
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    HxH Keeper league, and I’m not in contention this year, would you do this trade?

    Send Miguel Cabrera ($50) for Lindor ($16), Darvish ($11) and Pollock($30)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  100. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey,

    I’m in the market for starting pitching in a 5×5 12-team mixer as my guys are coming back to earth (Matz, Nola, Walker, Liriano, Odorizzi, Shoemaker, Salazar). I’m pretty deep at 1B (Rizzo, Belt, Myers, Adams) and OF (JD Martinez, J Upton, Heyward, Ellsbury Khris Davis, plus Belt and Myers have OF eligibility). On your advice I’m thinking about targeting Carrasco, which of those guys wouldn’t you trade for Carrasco? Any other guys you would target? And who would you be willing to deal for those pitchers you would target?

    Big question, I appreciate any assistance.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  101. Brian says:
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    6×6 h2h league with K/BB and QS. you starting gausman @ bos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  102. Dan says:
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    12 team H2H League
    Would you drop Franco (who I haven’t started since April) for any of the following or hold?

    Brandon Moss, Brett Gardner, Jake Lamb, Mallex Smith (Could use speed), Lucas Giolito

    Literally none of the options listed here are exciting, including Franco. Damn.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Dan: guy in my league just did a Lamb for Franco swap this morning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  103. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey

    Would you drop Welington for Derek Norris? 12-team H2H with OBP.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  104. Gregjeffries says:
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    Grey! I am SO damn excited to see more Ben Mendelsohn in season 2. So awesome.

    Where did J-FOH disappear to? Haven’t seen that guy since he wrote his Caesar Hernandez sleeper post!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Gregjeffries: Jefferies was my hero as a kid. I still have his topps Future Prospect cards from 88. Awesome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So awesome! Ha, the disappointment of Caeser Hernandez was too much

  105. Bye Felica says:
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    Are we taking Schoop over Profar

    Yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  106. JWRAY says:
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    Picking up Taillon for either Kasmir who starts tomorrow @MIL or Odorizzi. Who goes?

    • JWRAY says:
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      Sorry, that’s a home start for Kazmir not Kasmir…..that gut might be a better pitcher…!!!

      • JWRAY says:
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        gut?? I give!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

  107. Josh says:
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    OBP XBH TB league

    Pick two:

    Chris Carter, Melvin Upton Jr, Rua, Werth, Espinosa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rua, Espinosa

  108. JayP says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Need to improve pitching badly:

    would you trade Springer for Carrasco? 5X5 OBP, 10 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • JayP says:
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        Cheers mate, love waking up to your posts every morning

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  109. Great Bambino says:
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    so, I get it. He’s been bad. But wouldn’t his pedigree and past performance justify at least some interest in Matt Moore?

    I picked up Michael Fulmer when he had a 5.50 ERA. A hot streak’s got to start somewhere.

    After his last start, Matt Moore could be on the way down to the mid 3.00’s ERA-wise. His worst could already be behind him.

    I picked him up but will probably bench versus SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  110. Reid-A-Book says:
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    11 tm. With Correa back and Belt out, would you drop T Anderson to pick up Carlos Santana or X-Files’ own Chris Carter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  111. Bye Felica says:
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    Mattingly ruins players. Stanton out again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting to agree

  112. JoeG414 says:
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    Looking to deal Ziegler . Would Paxton (missed picking him up by one hour last week ) be a good “get” ? Or a little bit better Starter ? I could use Wins and K’s.
    Or since I need Steals (who doesn’t ) and Runs maybe I can get O.Herrera or L.Martin. My other OF’s / Utl are : Fowler , Harper , J.Upton , Ozuna , Polanco , Mazara.
    6×6 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Odubel

  113. my question for the day Grey is Pomeranz recently was released by Blazings from his Fantasy Obligation in Bush League. I know his last few starts have been shaky that said he does psi half of his games Petco. I’m 2 in the waiver line. I have Bradley Paxton J.Nelson or DelScalafini or Snell. which guy would you give up the 2nd waiver pick for Pomerantz or Hold I say Bradley but I could see him busting out like Syndegard last year or Arrieta a few years back. or is it a fat chance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fat chance

      • @Grey:
        I guess my next question do you the waiver. I kind of like to get rid of it and abuse it the rest of the season. last year some dbag released Machado early, but the boys came to play this year 8 of 12 teams are with in 10 games of first. 7×7 h2h

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Use it

  114. knucks says:
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    The Aesop/Yo La shizz on Colbert was HAWT. Have you checked it yet? Colbert has solid music taste.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I watched it, it was aight…. I don’t know if I’m the biggest Aesop fan, some of the stuff I listened to was solid

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: I hear ya. Glad you gave it a shot. I can’t get some of the lyrics out of my head. Obsessed. Biased though, been a big fan for years.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sometimes nostalgia can make rose-colored ears

  115. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Hard for Giancarlo to help us when he keeps riding the pine in favor of Ichiro. I’d like to slap the sideburns off Mattingly’s face.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t understand how Stanton is supposed to come out of his slump on the bench

  116. Kyle says:
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    Grey NEED HELP

    I need pitching help

    Giving up

    Donaldson/Samardjza

    Getting

    Bryant/Degrom

    Is that enough of an upgrade at pitcher to handle getting Bryant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  117. knucks says:
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    PING PING PING!

    Peraza leading off!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  118. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Would you do Archer for Villar and Paxton? I don’t know if Villar is for real…

    • William Hung says:
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      @Grey: Revised question… would you do Mazara for Sano?

      • Cram It says:
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        @William Hung: Speed isn’t an illusion.

        Mazara. Why do you hate him so?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, what Cram says

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Not that I hate Mazara, it’s just that my OF is currently Marte, Polanco, Betts, and Blackmon so I’m trying to leverage Mazara to upgrade in other areas

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Villar is solid for steals if that’s what you need

            • Cram It says:
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              @William Hung: I feel like you’re asking the wrong questions. If you’re filling a need elsewhere with him, as he’s only a bench player, trade him for whoever upgrades you at said position. So what if you’re not getting full trade value out of Mazara? Instead of Mazara or Story, it should be Story or whoever your SS is.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Why do you want Sano?

        • William Hung says:
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          @Grey: @Grey: I was thinking Sano had the better upside

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Max has been better and was one of the best prospects in the game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d get cheaper steals

  119. Shark says:
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    Now, on Wed., they tell us Jose Ferandez’ start is being skipped. That Mattingly guy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  120. Metlgod says:
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    Vincent Velasquez obvious dl add over Iglesias right
    Thank you kind sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  121. Lance says:
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    can you rank these 4 knuckleheads through the end of the season? Rendon, Odor, Segura, Story

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Story

  122. Gobiggreen says:
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    Longoria and Ortiz for Jose Abreu and Alex reyes, keeper league. Have Profar and Lamb to fill in my 3b. Is Abreu ‘s ROS appealing enough to pull the trigger? Papi has to slow down…..right?

    • knucks says:
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      @Gobiggreen: I’d take Reyes. Papi is done after this year. Without knowing much detail about keepers or league type or place in the standings… I think Abreu/Reyes is the easy choice. Are you trying to win this year? What’s the angle? Rebuild?

      You should ask Ralph about this. He just ranked Reyes as his best pitching prospect.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Gobiggreen: If you are out of it this year yes. If you have a shot no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Ortiz

  123. Jaone says:
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    Drop Grandal for d Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  124. Jaone says:
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    Bench Kennedy and gausman today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who they’re facing

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: kennedy vs CLE, gausman @ BOS. probably gaus bench, maybe on kennedy, other factors relevant probabaly

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bench Gaus

  125. Jimmy Cracks Corn says:
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    Great article. Been reading a while and first time commenting. Of course, it’s a trade question.

    Would you trade belt + odorizzi for Yu Darvish?

    Main reason for asking on here is to see your thoughts on Darvish. If it’s a little fatigue a la Matt Harvey’s 10 day break last year after 3 starts in a month, then could be nothing to worry about. However, Belt has been (underwhelmingly so) solid this year. Belt is in my 1b/3b slot, so I would slide Napoli there (who seems to be cooling a bit) with AJ Reed waiting to take over.

    Advices?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Belt in non-keeper, have no faith in Yu now

      • Jimmy Cracks Corn says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the quick response. I’m slightly blinded by the K’s Dravish puts up. However to counter myself, I’ve read that the Rangers want him to throw less of his (nasty) splitter this year to take stress off of his elbow, which may temper those K numbers down the stretch, if he finishes the season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s very risky for this year

  126. Clos says:
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    Hey grey what’s going on? Just got a correa for my kimbrel.. Probably a dumb question but correa hasn’t been good and kimbrel is one of the best closers in the game.
    Russel martin
    Anthony Rizzo
    Ben Zobrist
    Kyle Seager
    Lindor
    Starling Marte
    George Springer
    JD Martinez
    Maikel Franco
    Justin Upton
    Wellington Castillo

    Noah syndergaard
    Aaron Sanchez
    Kimbrel
    Cody Allen
    Kevin Gausman
    Ryan Mason
    Giles
    Fransisco Rodriguez
    Fulmer
    Liriano
    Danny Duffy
    Blake Snell

    Again feel like it’s a dumb question and I should do it he’s just been horrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Correa

  127. Fish says:
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    Re Draft with R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG as categories. Do i take Rizzo, Yelich, and Fowler for my Stanton, Corey Seager (I have Story), and Jake Lamb (I have Longo)?

    Seems like i should be jumping for joy at this offer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  128. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I would love to know what the Mets are planning to do with Conforto. I don’t even think they know. Is the wrist causing his slump? Maybe he needs to get sent to get his hitting stroke back (So I can pick up Merrifield). What’s your take on this situation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll hit the DL then rehab in the minors

  129. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    NYM “starting to discuss the “possibility” of wright missing ROS”. hahaha. what lazy bastards, if i ran that team we’d have had that meeting at least sometime last year. more proof of bad leadership, just lazy people.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah he’s done

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  130. Ascher says:
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    Need some massive advise…

    We are sitting in first by .5 points in roto. We’re in first in every offense category. Our pitching goes up and down daily. Just got offered Napoli and Price for Abreu. Have a banged up walker and a DL ridden Darvish. Other pitchers include Kennedy and Quintana. We keep going back and forth between pulling the trigger or not… Thoughts…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Price

  131. Corey says:
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    Catcher question unfortunately…

    Currently have Realmuto in my C slot and d’Arnaud on the DL. Which do I drop when the time comes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto

  132. Nightmare says:
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    Valencia or odubel ROS

  133. Robert says:
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    Yo Grey – Getting tired of Castro’s boring contributions. Good idea to drop him for Pearce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  134. knucks says:
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    Was really hoping Betances could avoid pitching in Coors. Time to buckle up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  135. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Grey!

    Yu was dropped this week in my 12 team redraft.

    1) Worth a waiver claim over VV (currently in my DL slot)?

    2) Still don’t have a catcher question for you… Still don’t have a catcher.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yes 2) Nice!

  136. jon a says:
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    Jup or Tyson Ross.. 14 team keeper..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  137. Nightmare says:
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    Hello Greylord. Picked up Schoop per your recommendation. He better not F**k it up.

    Who u like rest of season
    Danny Valencia or Odubel Hererra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia

  138. Jack says:
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    Gattis or Martin? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  139. Pete says:
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    Which one to sit in points league today?
    Upton v. Sale
    hosmer v kluber
    duvall v. norris
    marte v. syndergard
    melky v. pelfrey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  140. Jim says:
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    How do you rank Shoemaker, Fulmer, Rich Hill and Taillon ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker, Fulmer, Taillon

  141. Matt says:
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    Leave Upton in the lineup tonight vs Sale, or bench and leave the spot empty? Trying to decide if the “chance” of him adding any counting stats is worth risking the 0-4. H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  142. Chris says:
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    Should Aaron Sanchez owners be actively trying move him since it’s been confirmed he will be moving to the pen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  143. Colin says:
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    OK to drop Rich Hill for a hot hitter in a 10 team weekly points league? I’m out of DL spots. Or do I need to hold despite fairly deep FA pitching available anwyay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. Roger Podacter says:
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    Hi Grey, wonderful as always.

    Thoughts on Dan Straily, is it smoke an mirrors or is he in the safe zone doing safety dance? I have Desclafini and I could swap reds pitchers to stay chasing the Braves,

    DeGrom, Salazar, Nola, A-ARon Sanchez, Matz, Desclafini, and I just dropped T Walker for Taillon.

    IP W L SV HR K ERA WHIP H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoke and mirrors, but I would stream him vs. the Braves

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Grey: Thanks FML

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  145. Andre says:
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    Grey, Neil Walkers back is made of string cheese….Segura had been on the wire before another owner snatched him. I can get Segura for a 5th round pick from that owner or I can drop Walker for Forsythe, Dozier, Jose Ramirez, Prado, Baez, Dietrich, Travis or Merrifield

    H2H categories, keeper league. 10tm. Counting stats are Hits, Average, RBI, Runs, HR, Walks, and Steals. We have a limit of 50 moves including playoffs so this would have to be for ROS. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d take Dozier

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Andre: forsythe

  146. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Dare I say Smyly is back? 2 perfect innings with 4 K so far. I heard that he might have been going through a dead arm phase, so hopefully a little extra rest was all he needed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe

  147. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    Someone dropped DeSclafani. Would you drop Pomeranz, Sabathia or Jon Gray for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  148. Jim says:
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    Trade Evan Gattis for Tillman or Fulmer?
    I have Sal Perez I need a pitcher. Tilmans numbers look awesome but afraid of that AL East. Who would you prefer? Or am I not getting enough for Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fulmer

  149. Moscowitz says:
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    12 team, h2h, 29 moves left ROS

    Drop Sanchez for Taillon? The Jays have already indicated that they will move him back to the pen at some point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait until that point

  150. muskysmell says:
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    Gausman sucks now…dude was so good early in the season. Damn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn damn

  151. Mike Aviles is Ollie Perez says:
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    What dobyou think is going on with Harper and would you trade your Kershaw for him in a 10 team non keeper roto avg?
    SPs are Kershaw, Verlander, Shoe, Snell, Sanchez, Ross, Hill, Duffy, J Gray
    OF is Betts Marte Mazara Trumbo Revere Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Harpee but you look like you need Kershaw more

  152. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    I picked up Profar and now have him and my initial second basemen Russell. How confident are you proffer is staying up? I can move Russell in a deal, but second is super weak on the wire the only players there are Utley, Baez,Merrifield, Gennett, Espinosa.

    Would you move Russell based on what is there if profar was to lose everyday playing?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can move Russell

  153. JoeG414 says:
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    Wow DeSclafani. Vs Atlanta ? Do we still like him long term this year ? I think so .
    13 team deep mixed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty borderline in a 13 teamer

  154. lonestar3 says:
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    OK, I’m done with the Kluber show. Not going after that mess in 2017.

  155. Brett says:
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    Another trade question 6×6 with holds the extra category. My staff is J Fer, Salazar, Cueto, Nola, Matz,Joe Ross, Taillon, Urias.

    Would you trade Nola for Andrew Miller? I am struggling with keeping relievers who get holds as everyone I have is becoming a closer (Dyson, Harris)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  156. Jon Doe says:
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    So, I dropped segura for Bautista without realizing that left me without a second baseman. Opponent told me he would give me odor and price for Stanton, Bautista, and Joe Ross. I’d be able to pick up a decent hitter off waivers. Make the trade or is it too lopsided?
    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  157. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    You starting Duffy vs. DET $-11.8 tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  158. JoeG414 says:
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    What’s think of me dealing Ziegler for Wainwright? I have a big lead in Saves. And could use the wins n Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  159. nightpandas says:
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    Drop Kintzler for Peraza? think Jose stays up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  160. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) 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)

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

    (1) DL: Hill

    Okay Grey who gets dropped for a streamer? Walker or Duffy? I wanna pickup and stream Snell vs. SEA (3.2) tomorrow and also planning on starting [email protected] (4.4) but not starting Duffy vs. DET (-11.8) tomorrow unless you think he’s a start?

    Here’s some upcoming matchups:

    Paxton @DET (-15.8)
    Snell @CLE (-1.4)
    Walker @BOS (-16.5), vs. STL (8.1)
    Duffy @NYN (12.2)
    Taillon @CHN (-2.7), LAN (8.1)

    Also I dropped Taillon to pickup Paxton before the game ended yesterday so he more than a streamer and if so should I be dumping anyone else for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Walker…. That’s fine, you can bench Duffy, I am starting him, but your league is shallower…. I’d lose Snell for Taillon after his start

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again I appreciate it! Already dropped Walker so glad you agreed! Thought you forgot about me!

  161. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    3 forever keepers allowed.
    Only real keeper now is Donaldson.
    Targeting Stanton despite concerns.
    Is Scherzer straight up too much? Too little for keeper league?
    Rest of pitching staff would consist of:
    Lester
    Roark
    Duffy
    Paxton
    Snell
    Odorizzi
    J. Gray
    Guerra
    Hill and t Ross on DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fine for future years

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: not so much ROS then? Hmmmmm… Good to know. Thanks boss!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not so much

  162. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Freeman just needs some TLC. Or time to hang out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride, perhaps?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  163. goodfold2 says:
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    dusty getting real stupid (or staying there), rather than just putting in kelly he puts in belisle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dusty’s the biggest moron

  164. agarthered says:
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    Have Walker, Urias, Paxton, Rodon

    drop any of them for Smyly after his performance today, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  165. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Kyle Hendricks or Paxton? Thinking of making the switch…

  166. Steve says:
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    Rodon hit waivers in my league, he’s definitely scuffled lately. Would you claim him or he just a streamer at this point?

    Gotta believe he lives up to his talent at some point this season.

  167. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. tim anderson or bregman?

  168. HelpMoiBBGod says:
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    Grey, you think I should drop Tommy Joseph or Grichuk for Trayce?
    No C elig for TJ – 12t redraft 6×6 AVG OBP

    Feel like Grichuk will bounce back vs TJ battin 4th but on Phillies..

  169. Dave says:
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    Choose 1:

    Conforto
    Carlos Gomez
    Eaton

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