To paraphrase Collective Soul, “Diamondbacks, your cup runneth over with outfielders.  Don’t scream about!  Don’t think aloud!  Trade an outfielder now, baby!  Just spit him out!  Don’t worry about!  Don’t speak of doubt!  Turn your organization’s head and spit Trumbo out!”  From Collective Soul’s website (that was surprisingly not a Geocities site or Myspace), they’re still touring.  Coming to a church bingo hall near you!  So, the Mariners acquired Mark Trumbo and Vidal Nuno for Welington Castillo, Dominic Leone, Jack Reinheimer and Gabby Guerrero.  During one of the games I took in at spring training this year, I screamed at Guerrero, “Hey, number ninety-two,” because I had no idea who he was and the media guide only went up to ninety-one.  Then I jawed at Guerrero for about ten minutes, giving him a little taste of some major league heckling.  Now that I realize who he was, it turns out we were both Gabby.  This doesn’t do anything major to anyone’s value.  Diamondbacks were one of the best team offenses in this little thing we call reality, so if anything, Trumbo takes the smallest of hits.  Park-wise, Mark can be Trumbomb or Trumboner anywhere, so I’m not concerned.  The ones that get the biggest value boost here are David Peralta (2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs) and Castillo.  Welington relocates his boeuf to the desert and becomes an everyday catcher with 15-homer power and a .270 average.  Definitely grab him in NL-Only and two-catcher leagues.  Peralta will have a chance to prove himself, but he’s more of a 14-homer, 8-steal guy, so nothing huge.  This does stop the Diamondbacks from benching A.J. Pollock (2-for-4, 2 runs, 7th homer, and 2nd in as many games; grab him!), Ender Inciarte (0-for-5) and Yasmany Tomas (3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI) when Jake Lamb returns.  Or as Lamb would say, “Not baaaaah for either team.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Rubby de la Rosa – 5 IP, 7 ER.  That’s the worst Rubby I’ve had since I accidentally grabbed the Icy/Hot.  Peripherals-schmpherals, get off my team!

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  I learned how to say your name for this?!

Freddie Freeman -2-for-5, 4 RBIs and two homers (9, 10).  Okay, but he struck out twice too!

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting around .300 in his last seven games.  Maybin feels like the type that will lose playing time or get hurt at any minute, but he has been hitting and playing.

Ryan Braun – Flew to Los Angeles to get a cryotherapy shot on his thumb.  I would’ve opted for the wheatgrass.  By the by, you’ll hear me roll my eyes on the last podcast when JB says Braun’s thumb is fine.  It’s fairly quiet and under some cackling, but the eye roll sound is there.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.41.  Bad day to quit quaaludes.  And to start Nelson.  I’d reset Nelson expectations to a streamer, and begin to monitor the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Gerardo Parra – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  With Khris Davis out, I’d be remhiss in not saying Parra will be getting everyday at-bats.  Likely more of a deeper league get, but any guy that gets four hits in a game with a homer is likely a hot schmotato.

Jean Segura – 2-for-5, 1 run.  I love Segura way more than is justified for almost no discernible reason.  It’s like when you liked that girl in high school and now you look at her post on Facebook with her cats and her chins and her Nick Jonas Spotify updates and you can’t understand what it was that ever did it for you.

John Lackey – 7 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  I get the feeling that Lackey could pitch for the Cardinals until he’s 78 years old and they’d still coach him to a sub-4 ERA.  In fact!  If Jimmy Nelson was on the Cards, he’d be as good as Wacha.

Francisco Liriano – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.24. Liriayes!  Hmm, that needs work.

Jordy Mercer – 2-for-4, 2 runs and two homers in two games, his first two of the year.  Hot schmotato alert!

Joe Panik – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  One game, two schmotatoes.  It’s a schmorgasbord.

Stephen Strasburg – Effin’ Stressburg was able to throw off flat ground yesterday.  Well, here’s to hoping the grounds crew member in charge of the mound owns him in fantasy and does some extra raking.

Mark Buehrle – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks.  So unremarkbuehrle!

Jose Bautista – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Okay, so I’ve gone over my terrible trade of Baustista for Strasburg already (still time for Jose to get injured and Stressburg to return!).  Well, yesterday, your Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it) made another trade.  I traded Jeurys Familia to Sky for Chris Davis.  Was really a needs trade.  I need to win the league and Sky needs to help me!  Kidding.  He needed saves and I needed power — thanks, Abreu, Sandoval, Rendon, Cain — should I go on?  Why not! — Bogaerts and Yoenis.

Jordan Lyles – Needs season-ending surgery on a torn ligament in his big toe.  The toe surgery will be performed by the foremost foot doctor, Dr. Scholl’s.

Jorge Soler – Hit the DL with a left ankle sprain.  Whatevs, I told you to sell him weeks ago!  Soler will likely be back in the minimum amount of time, but this does open room for one of my main squeezes, Junior Lake (1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer).  That’s right, Junior’s camping out at Lake Jorgelimpa.  I grabbed Lake in every league I could, even a 12-teamer.  Hey, I have a soft spot for guys with speed and power.  Maybe that’s a hard spot.  Now, don’t make me shush you.

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.86.  This game came in Crayola Canyon too.  That is the new blech.  It’s bad when you look across the box score and see Dan Haren (5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks) with a better ERA.  Get your shizz together, Lester!  You’re making Epstein look bad!  Oh, who are we kidding, nothing could make him look bad.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer, hitting .231.  Some comments were mentioning this yesterday, and I hate to say anything negative about my novio, but I have been watching him, and on some yankers, Giancarlo flinches like I’m trying to touch his package.  (His package of snacks he keeps on his bedside table, c’mon!)  It could be due to being beaned in the head, but he doesn’t look 100%, and his strikeout rate suggests the same.  But, at 85%, he still has 17 homers.  Hopefully, it’s something he can move past.  I’ll do my best to assist him.

Joey Votto – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  MVP!  MVP!  MVP…ten spots behind Bryce Harper?

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 7th steal, and has multiple hit games for three games in a row.  Hot schmotato alert!

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.40.  He was at 119 pitches, when Bryan Price finally came out to sprung the Leake.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs, and his 4th homer and 2nd in as many games, hitting .225.  Not sure we’re going to see that much this year from him, but he’s swinging a hot bat right now and Prospect Mike is changing his name to Prospect Maikel, so he’s worth a shot.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-2 as he announced that he’s playing with a sprained left pinkie finger.  He injured it when Prince bumped into him while Choo was sipping tea.

Josh Hamilton – Out four weeks with a hamstring strain.  I can’t even with this guy.  Fortunately, that opens a huge gaping hole for…

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  If you wanna hang ’em, Gallo will bang ’em.  Like I said yesterday, he could surprise the league and hit eight donks in 20 games.  Donks is not short for badonkadonks, by the way.  Now, with Hamilton’s injury, he might be around for four to six weeks.  Giddy up!

Nick Martinez – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies know a great place for brunch, they just can’t lose this last five pounds, and they will rip your ratios out of your chest like Mola Ram.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Give me just 17 homers by the All-Star break and we’re good.  Please.

Tyler Flowers – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  That’s Flowers power, you stinking hippie!

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks.  Member when you were concerned about Sale and Corey Kluber (8 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks in a different game)?  You’re funny when you’re panicking.

A.J. Griffin – Began a rehab assignment.  Alfredo Jettuccini should rejoin the A’s rotation in about a month.  Hitters better ready their pepper mills!

Sonny Gray – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 1.65, and this game was in Comerica.  Gray’s my boy (literally), but, man, the Tigers are struggling.  It’s like they left their bats outside in Detroit unattended.

Josh Reddick – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Six out of his last ten games have been hitless, but when Reddick hits a dong he does tend to get hot.  Maybe that’s why he’s red.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA down to 5.69.  What?  Is his ERA on a seesaw with his Ks?

Wil Myers – Had an encouraging batting practice session.  That’s like an encouraging class of SAT Prep.  Whoopie doo!

Will Middlebrooks – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs.  I seriously make so many moves that I was like, “Yay, Middlebrooks did something again!  He’s so hot!”  Then looked at my team and was like, “Why did I drop him?  And when?”

Will Venable – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs.  Where there’s a Will there’s apparently a Padre.  Venable went cold for a few games, but looks to be heating up again.

Craig Kimbrel – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.50, WHIP at 1.40.  I think he’ll be fine, but with how he’s pitching this year, I wouldn’t be surprised if we get to October and he says he needs surgery for something that’s bothering him all year.

Michael Cuddyer – Out yesterday with a stiff neck.  A little premature on my Cuddyer injury countdown, so I’m going to assume this neck thing will plague him for five to seven days and still hit the DL by next week.

Dillon Gee – 4 IP, 4 ER as he was activated from the DL and will become part of the Mets six-man rotation, or as I like to call it, “Pitch Whoever For A Few Games To Give Harvey Extra Rest.”

Lance McCullers – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA down to 1.88.  Yes, you should own him.  Yes, now.  Go, this will be here when you get back.  Promise.  Okay, now that you’re back, McCullers had a 13+ K/9 in Double-A, throws 94+ MPH and could be one of those pitchers that gets hot for a few months until the league figures out to wait on his wildness.  In the meantime, he’s ownable everywhere until we see different.

Chris Carter – 2-for-3 and two solo homers (9, 10).  You know what gave away that he hit two homers?  The fact that he had two hits.

George Springer -2-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .231.  Next year, Joc or Springer?  This will likely go down to the day before 2016 rankings.

Hector Santiago – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Ah, buying a day pass to a spa every time you see The Regression Fairies didn’t work this time, huh?

Nate Karns – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  This comes after throwing a great start in Baltimore last time out, and Karns falls back to a streamer for me, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start.

Steven Souza – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Play that funky music, Souza!

Joey Butler – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (1).  Seriously, there’s no slam and legses this year.  There’s been like one a week.  It used to be every day.   As for Butler, he’s hitting near-.350 in the last week and I’d grab him for a hot bat.

Chad Bettis – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  The ERA result looks good, but three walks vs. five Ks, and pitches home games in Coors and I don’t see anything here besides a streamer for road games.

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Uh-oh, Tulo looks like he’s about to go on one of those 12 homer in 20 games, hitting .470 stretches.

Charlie Blackmon – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 11th steal.  Blacker the mon, the sweeter the juice.  Plus, it doesn’t hurt the Rockies are in Coors.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 17th homer.  Seriously.  No.  Seriously.

Kenley Jansen – Not sure why Jansen wasn’t used in a save situation last night, but I own Yimi Garcia, who hasn’t looked good in a few weeks, and Adam Liberatore and J.P. Howell, the Third, could also be in the mix if something’s wrong with Kenley.  This, of course, could just be Mattingly being an idiot and asking for the wrong reliever.

Alejandro De Aza – The Red Sox acquired him to play short center as the Red Sox move to a six man outfield and nix pitchers completely, opting to allow the hitter to hit off a tee.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.61.  There will be rough patches, and not all opponents will be the Twins, but the nice thing here, besides the 1.5 million words by Boston’s media that has been said already, is Eduardo has good control, so when he goes pear-shaped, it shouldn’t be that bad.

Dustin Pedroia – 5-for-9, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Was only one of two Red Sox players to reach 2nd base in the 2nd game of the doubleheader.  Hey, Red Sox hitters, Pedroia will put you on his shoulders, but it’s not going to lift you very high.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal in the first game, and 0-for-3 in the 2nd.  Looked good in the first game, but little did I know his inner yodeler was about to fall off a cliff.

Mike Napoli – 1-for-7 with his 9th homer.  Not quite a bangfizzle, but Napoli didn’t do anything worthwhile in the 2nd game.  That’s a Nap slip.  Right, Mrs. Napoli?

Phil Hughes – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.96.  All of those in favor of killing me for suggesting to draft Hughes say aye.  Aye’m an idiot.

Brian Dozier – 3-for-7 and his 10th homer.  If Dozier is French for sleep, and Plouffe is French for the sound poop makes when it hits the toilet water, what’s Mauer French for?  I’m gonna say ‘heartthrob that causes Minnesotan teen girls in kitten sweaters to swoon.’

Trevor May – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 4.45.  In the 2nd game of the doubleheader, May looked in full bloom.  Too bad it’s June.  The preceding might’ve been lines from a Maya Angelou poem, I’m not sure.  May’s peripherals actually don’t look too shabby like Harrison Ford’s quarter Jewish heritage.  He’s upped his velocity from last year, has a 8 K/9, 1.4 BB/9 and a 3.54 xFIP.  Those numbers make him 14-team, mixed league ownable, but I’d likely go from start to start for now.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, but it’s at home and I’d give him a whirl in most leagues.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Coming into the doubleheader, he was one for the last week.  If Eduardo was on my waivers, and I had FAAB dollars to spend, I’d bid an Ugandan shilling.  That’s worth .00032 dollars straight from the Idi Amint.

Oswaldo Arcia – Activated and optioned to Triple-A.  He’ll join Kennys Vargas, Josmil Pinto, Alex Meyer and Bryon Buxton as the Twins build one of the best minor league playoff contenders in recent memory.  They could be better than the 1998 Watoozi Beavers.  Real exciting stuff.  If I were a Twins fan that wanted to make a difference, I’d start a petition to boycott the major league team and have everyone go see the minor league teams.  I hear online petitions are a good place to start.  The online petition is home for such civic change as “Those In Favor Of A Michael Jackson Stamp” and “Let’s Get Ain’t In The Dictionary.”

Fernando Rodney – Lloyd Christmas McClendon said this about Carson Smith, “He doesn’t yet have his man muscles.  He needs to mature and continue to develop.  He’s doing a nice job, but I think part of him doing a nice job is the fact we’ve put him in positions where he can be successful.  When you’re a closer, you don’t have that (luxury).  It is what it is, and you’ve got to go in and get it done.”  Let’s take this quote one piece at a time.  “His man muscles?”  Carson is 25 years old.  Someone tell Christmas that puberty ends a few years before that.  Unless Christmas is standing there with a ruler, waiting for Carson’s balls to drop and he knows something we don’t.  He’s putting Smith in positions to succeed?  Like in the 8th inning of one run games.  Yeah, no pressure there.  Okay.  When you’re the closer you have to get it done?  What has Rodney got ‘done?’  He’s given up 17 earned runs in 22 1/3 IP.  He’s done, yes, but cannot ‘get it done.’  In other words, Christmas does not dumb once a year.

Taijuan Walker – 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Yeah, and the Stream-o-Nator loved this start too, and hates his next one.  So, is Walker a streamer or a holder?  You, “Grey, don’t Taijuanna believe?”  Me, “I do, but his ERA is 5.80 and has a 2.22 ERA at home and a 9.79 away ERA and he’s about to go on the road.  Maybe he’s a home schooler for now.  I don’t know, but I don’t trust him at all.  If you’re in the kind of league that adds guys rapidly, then grab him, but I’d bench him until I saw a decent road start.”

Brian McCann – Left yesterday’s game to have an MRI on sore right foot.  Next time, I’d schedule an MRI on an off day.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks.  That’s one earned run for every torn elbow tendon he has.  If I were a Tanaka owner, I’d be selling like my name was Trader Joe’s and I had cantaloupes that were 30 minutes away from going bad.  Is it me or does Trader Joe’s fruit suck?  Between the time you pay for it and take it to your car, it goes bad.  If you put a peach in your shopping cart and shop for more than a half an hour, the peach is rotten by the time you hand it to a Hawaiian-shirted cashier.

Garrett Jones – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Don’t expect much, but could be a short-term hot schmotato.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .241.  This Zombino season should be narrated by Vincent Price.

Alex Rodriguez – 0-for-3, 1 run.  I was just thinking how we haven’t heard about A-Rod much in the news lately.  You know how he could remedy that and something that makes total sense — he starts dating Caitlyn Jenner!  C’mon, you could totally see it.  They would be the new It couple!  A-Rod and Once had a Rod.

  1. n utsadamus says:
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    who wins this trade? 10 team head to head points league, me and the other guy both tied for first

    His Goldie and Adam Jones for my Gray and Gio

    My Remaining SP’s are deGromm,Stressburg, Odorizzi, Madbum,Edinson, Rubby, AJ, Deslafani

    My offense was not great, Mauer at 1b, and Blackmon,Hunter,and Cain in OF

  2. Arod says:
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    hahahahahaha grey! funny!

    • Arod says:
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      @Arod:
      First

  3. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    rotoworld claiming with hamilton injury this cements gallo in lineup for “foreseeable future” is this just rotoworld’s vision is limited to 2-3 weeks or you actually believe they’d put him in LF? If they did keep him up and put him in LF this would be GREAT for me in 20 team dynasty,but make me very sad i grabbed him nowhere else when i could’ve in some redrafts (he obviously wasn’t available in any dynasties and even was an NA stash in 1 NA stash leagues). It’s great since I already have beltre/franco and only 1 util spot, with no CI spot. So i’d have to trade franco for something and since he’s a top hitting prospect i’d likely not get good value

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: right, but you didn’t mention the LF thing.

  4. slimbo says:
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    Would you drop fowler for mcculers?

  5. J-FOH says:
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    You should have a term for when someone in your league makes a trade and you know you would of given that owner more for their power bat that will now make that other owner, who happens to be your competition, better and can lead to you losing your league because that SOB is Sky.

    • Kutty says:
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      Somebody dropped Hammel. Have the top claim and thinking about dropping McHugh for him. Yay or nay?

    • BambooLounge says:
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      @J-FOH: Skyfall?

    • Yescheese says:
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      @J-FOH: the Fohblock!

    • jal179 says:
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      @thegreater</[email protected]J-FOH:

      I just totally dealt Pujols to a bottom feader rather than my main oppoenent… got Carrasco… main opponent super mad as said he’d of given up Shields for Poo and I simply giggled and said have fun with Parades as your CI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: I was thinking something along those lines… I looked at McCullers in our league, saw McLeod had it and was relieved because he’s not a current threat… There should be a term for that relief you feel when someone at the bottom of your league owns a good player…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: like how tehol has trout and Joc and doesn’t stand a chance?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly like that

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @J-FOH: Chris Davis is gonna hit .215 the rest of the way, if that. Thank me in September

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: if I drop him down in my top 100 then he’ll get hot and hit .270 the rest of the way and have 50 homers. Trust me it’s how it has worked out so far.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I believe you. And BTW, nice shade throwing. I’m competition, too, buddy!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: I’m glad my dig at you didn’t go un-noticed.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Well don’t drop that shovel. You’ve got plenty of digging to do in our league as you fall back down below me.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: I haven’t even started playing yet. This is just a warm up

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  It’s too bad to hear that for you since it’s downhill from here. Should’ve played more when the getting was good.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: Its June, time to stream and batty call with more regularity. There is lots of good to be getting.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @J-FOH: Just call it ….FOH Real??

  6. Langolier says:
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    Pick 2 ROS: Fiers, Buccholz, E. Rodriguez, McCullers (McCullers, Cullers)

  7. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    NL only with only counting stats, no AVG/OPS. hits added.
    hundley
    rizzo
    flores
    pedro from PIT
    rollins
    CI wet tail
    MI owings
    OF (4 spots) – marte/bruce/paulsen/cunningham
    util (2 spots) – franco/realmuto
    BN bourjos (stupidly dropped grichuck right before it was obvious he’d be getting more playing time, also mini donkey dropped at about the same time)
    BN rendon
    DL crawford/myers
    his name is paulsen just got OF
    1. drop bourjos for gomes so i would have whoever starts between gomes/cunningham?
    2. drop realmuto for beef wellington or hold?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: and it’s always a bad day to quit quaaludes, of course most of us round here weren’t doing drugs when they existed in the u.s.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: in #1 i could also drop bourjos for spangenberg, just dropped, but with gomes/cunningham i’d have OF 4 covered everyday.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: nevermind #1 at all, i forgot lake is both unowned and starting. bourjos is gone for him. so just the catcher thing.

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    Greetings from a Munich layover. Thought I’d get a quick thanks out there. Mostly because of Grey with credit also to the commentors and other writers I have the good problem of too many players I like while I keep running away from my leaguemates. Ive stooped to the level of telling our hapless last place commissioner about players who I would pick up if I needed anyone.

    Thanks bros.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Nice, safe flight!

  9. The Theory says:
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    I always start writing questions out here, then midway through typing them up, I reach a decision on what I’m doing.

    Such was the case here. And now I don’t have a question.

    So instead I’ll bow before Grey and apologize for not taking him seriously when he told me to sell off my Soler shares. Now I’m going to have to drop Soler for some waiver wire scrub (or, actually, Yasmany, so that’s not entirely terrible) when I could have traded him for some just-above-waiver-wire scrub level!

    C’est la vie.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @The Theory: you weren’t getting anybody better than yes… many in a trade for soler anyway.

  10. TarmanGotHim says:
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    4 leagues and it seems Tanaka’s 4 good starts when he plays comes when my opponents own him.

    Shiet, you can start Pelfry against the Bkue Jays and he’s pitching a gem…

    Anyhow… I traded Bryce Harper and Fernando Rodney for Mike Trout (Thought I’d never own him) and Derek Norris… Dropped Wilson Ramos and Phil Hughes and picked up Billy Burns and Carson Smith.

    How’d I do?

    Is this a true quote from Christmas? Wow, so he’s gonna keep Rodney in the closer’s Role?

    In this league I’m in 1st place, but I could use closer depth. I own K Rod, Cecil, and I have Skith. Who do you think succeeds Rodney?

    Also, I Am NOT gonna do this, but I was offered Andrew Miller for Kolten Wong, here is my team

    C – Norris
    1B – Puljos
    2B – Gordon
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Semiwn
    OF – Trout
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Cespedes
    UTIL – Wong
    UTIL – Pollock
    B – Morales
    B – Burns
    NA – Buxton

    SP – Arrieta
    SP – Carrasco
    SP – Hughes
    SP – Fiers
    SP – Wood
    SP – M Gonzales
    SP – Hendricks
    RP – K Rod
    RP – Cecil
    RP – Smith
    RP – Romo
    DL – Corbin

    My team is dirty and how I drafted that hitting is beyond me, but obviously I should trade a hitter for a SP. who would you trade? I am pretty stacked in the OF.

    And hold on the Wong offer?

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: That was XMas’s real quote…Man muscles! Rodney’s not going anywhere, Trout trade was solid, hold on Wong

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        @Grey: Grey… So I offered Wong and Hughes (Who I was going to drop for Grineke.

        He accepted. Truthfully, looking at that hitting, would you say it was good for me? I mean I have Burns and Morales on the bench and guys like Bruce are on the wire.

        I traded Addison Russell for Wong in another league weeks ago in a league I needed him so I don’t feel so bad. He seems expendable here, and with Gordon I get AVG Runs and SB as I have a heavy hitting team.

        My SP was kind of weak.

        Also,

        Same league I got offered right now the following

        Stanton, Cespdedes and Henrricks

        For

        A. jones, Kluber, and Calhoun

        Pull the trigger?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine…Hold

    • kenly0 says:
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      @TarmanGotHim: Trade Gordon for a SP

  11. Swfcdan says:
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    Need speed in my 16 team H2H dynasty. Trade:

    Reyes + R Zimm for B-Ham + Cuddyer/Iglesias?

    Bit worried about Billys inability to get on base as its an OBP league, and that he’s hitting 9th now. But I really need that speed and not sure Reyes will run all that much now, have B Crawford as my SS fill in. What say you Greyt one?

    And like Lance(alot) over Folty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Hamilton side, McCullers

  12. Nittanychris says:
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    W Flores, B Lawrie or Y Solarte, ROS Only? 12 team auction mixed league, standard 5×5 categories. Thanks!

  13. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, McCullers or Fiers ROS?

  14. geegee says:
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    Tanaka’s average velocity was way up, highest it’s ever been including last year. Considering that earlier in the year one of the major concerns was the drop off in velocity, do you think there could be something there? Seems like he’s pretty much as “boom or bust” as it gets.

    I’ll probably hold since I’m doing just fine in the league I own him, also nobody I offer will listen to me when I advertise his velocity increase, info like that is more meaningful to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @geegee: Gotcha, could be he figured something out

  15. JD says:
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    Grey, awesome work as always! Are you trusting Arrieta @ WAS today? How about YoGa vs CWS? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JD: Thanks! Start Arrieta everywhere, don’t own YoGa

  16. jal179 says:
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    McCullers or Brown Cliffy ERod? Both lovely gents.

  17. JohnnySquid says:
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    Grey, when do you think Steven Matz will get called up? There is real no room for him to be called up, but I don’t see him staying down in PCL all year.

      • JonnySquid says:
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        @Grey: Not now into a 6 man rotation. Agreed. don’t know what will happen. Neise long term doesn’t seem like the play and we all can expect injuries of some sort to pad Dr James Andrews Annuity. I’m in a 14 Team league, 23 roster spots, 2 Catchers, 9 Pitchers and six bench spots. Guys in the Minors go fast like Cheeseburgers in Fat Adams belly. So…I’m considering holding Matz but I ushually don’t like wasting the bench spot on a guy in the Minors, but I see him with Corrrasco/Stroman like impact later this year if he gets called up. So my speculation was wondering your thoughts on this. But maybe your response already answered this. I like to buy low. So while no one in my league is thinking of grabbing him now with a 6 man rotation I think why not grab him before Niese gets lifted or DeGrom or (insert arm here) needs TJ or something….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, you can stash him, but it’s nothing but a lottery ticket at this point

  18. ashtray says:
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    Started Plouffe and Betts yesterday in the doubleheader. I was rewarded with 0/15, 1 BB, 6 Ks.

    Two questions:

    Bench Betts for a while and use Panik in the meantime at 2B?

    Pick 2 for my Util spots: Belt, Gallo, Plouffe, Maybin, Paulsen

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Ouch, start Betts, Belt, Gallo

  19. phennore says:
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    Garrett Richards/Mark Trumbo or Jason Heyward/Andrew Miller?

    • jal179 says:
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      @phennore:

      Heyward platooning these days? I likey Richards side

  20. jared says:
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    Souza was dropped in my 12 team h2h league . r,hr,rbi,xbh,sb,obp are the offensive stats. Would you drop yelich for him? My outfield is marte,pollock,reddick, yelich, and bautista in utility spot.

  21. Paul says:
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    Matt kemp was flat out dropped in my league,

    Should I pick him up in the expense of anyone on my team

    My outfield is Stanton, Pence, Cespedes, JD Martinez, polanco

    I have 3 OF spots and one utility

    Also I have Joey Gallo (fun pickup that I like but have machado at 3rd but played Gallo in utility and he has hit two HRs already) or justin turner filing in for rendon at 2B who is in my DL spot right now

    I don’t think I can afford to drop a pitcher but I do have many closers

    my pitching staff is price, samarjiza, Carrasco, buchholtz, keuchel, fires, syndergaard

    Closers are boxberger, axford, Ramos, tollsen – I am leading the league in saves and I get decent Ks from them and they are all iffey but I kinda like the strategy for now

    I’d love to have kemp I believe in him but does this make sense for my team, idk where to put him

    FYI 1B freeman, SS Castro, C Yasmani, just cause they weren’t mentioned before

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul: sorry that pitcher is fiers on the Brewers

      • Jason E. from the D says:
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        @Paul: I think I’d hold but would be asking the same question if I were in your shoes

    • ScottyB says:
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      @Paul: I had Kemp and kept him until this week. As someone who watched him Daily, do NOT pick up Kemp. he’s done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Drop Turner for him

  22. Don says:
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    Lloyd Christmas is doing his best to maintain his sub-500 managing record. What a moron. Can we speculate as to why he thinks Carson is a boy?

    Maybe he walked in on Carson singing Bieber in the showers.

    Maybe it’s because Carson’s pregame meal is Fun Dip and ring pops.

    • PK says:
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      @Don: I think he’s scared of looking into Rodney’s yellow-glazed eyes, so he’s just pretending everything is fine.

  23. Petey says:
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    Long term keep league, bench bats: rusney/fowler/correa..

    Rusney looks f’in garbage, but in a keeper league still a hold? The guy was great last year.

    I love fowler but rarely play him.

    Come on correa!

    Would you drop either for McCullers? Staff is: archer/kluber/degrom/Salazar/wood/Chavez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Petey: Can lose Fowler

  24. Petey says:
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    Same league as above (long term keep league).

    Guy in my league wants to trade a closer. He’s got kenley and aroldis and only wants one.

    Would you trade pence for either? Rusney or dexter fowler would be my new 4th of (trout/HARPER/Gomez my others)

    Guys seems interested in pence for kenley.
    Or would you try dexter fowler and/or rusney for aroldis?

    Current delivers are gregerson and krod who never get saves

    • jal179 says:
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      @Petey:

      your OF is stacked… you would of done Fowler for Chapman in a heartbeat Apr 1st so i think u do it for sure now…I doubt Rusney would be enough… sell high on Fowler? I personally worry about mental fatigue for Fowler as he’s never had more than 450 ABs

    • Random Dude says:
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      @Petey: Not pence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Petey: I’d trade Fowler or Rusney for Aroldis

  25. JWRAY says:
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    Who would you rather have Fiers or Samardzija ROS?

    Also, what would be a fair trade to get Trout? This guy offered me Puig from Adams and I was thinking of sending a dumb ass counter to show how much I didn’t like his offer.

    C. Santana Cle – C,1B,3B
    P. Goldschmidt Ari – 1B ?
    D. Pedroia Bos – 2B
    E. Longoria TB – 3B
    I. Desmond Was – SS
    S. Souza TB – OF
    A. Jones Bal – OF
    R. Zimmerman Was – 1B,3B,OF
    J. Kipnis Cle – 2B
    B. Hamilton Cin – OF
    E. Hosmer KC – 1B
    J. Harrison Pit – 2B,3B,OF
    C. González Col – OF
    A. Ramírez CWS – SS
    W. Myers SD – OF DL
    A. Rendón Was – 2B,3B DL

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JWRAY: Is Adams a city in Cuba? Fiers

      • JWRAY says:
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        LOL, I meant Jones. Thanks for the advice.

  26. Giancarlodoe says:
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    All keeper prices being equal—
    In a keeper league would you rather have Giancarlo or Harper?

    Degrom or carrasco

    Joc Peterson or marte

  27. MadMax210 says:
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    Hey Grey, best stream for tomorrow :

    A. Weaver at Yanks
    B. Wada at Wash
    C. Roark vs Cubs
    D. Chase Anderson vs Mets
    E. None of the Above

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MadMax210: I’d look at SON… Guessing Roark

  28. Bdontkillmyvibe says:
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    $10 goldy or sale/Kershaw in a roto h2h weekly league?

  29. Angles In The Outfield says:
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    Heard it here first Grey, we will really be asking ourselves “Pederson or Harper with my first pick?” next year.

  30. OK, can we be done with D. Santana? Waiver looks like A. Russell, Kang, Forsythe, Flores, Cozart, and oh yeah, Correa in a 5×5 10-team redraft.

    And FWIW, I’d add Segura if he was available. Just for old times’ sake.

    • Random Dude says:
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      @Sherm: lose him. Correa if you can afford to stash.

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Random Dude: Yeah, if there’s someone else you can afford to drop as well, I’d be adding Kang for now and Correa for later.

      • Sherm says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Forsythe and Kang both got nabbed. I got Jonathan Schooped!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  31. Happyharry says:
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    12 team,H2H,6X6 – Drop Headley for Gallo or Maikel Franco?
    THanks Man!

  32. jal179 says:
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    I’m curious how many guys rock a bench bat in weekly h2h leagues?

    We start 5 OFers. Mine are Cruz, Marte, Pollock, Yasmany (3B eligibe), Avisail, Fowler (bench)

    I think I need to be patient with Fowlers slump but Eduardo Rodriguez on the wire and another arm in a league that counts Ks, Ws, QS, Era, Whip, S makes quality starters could very valuable.

    I’m reluctant to drop Avisail– Chi Sox will warm up at some point.

    Thoughts on bench bats in h2h weekly leagues?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @jal179: In a 12T, with CI, MI, 3 OF, 1 UT, I keep one bench bat to cycle in players when they have days off, day to day injuries, slumps, etc. I find more than that leads to bench stats and less leads to holes in the lineup. My 2 cents.

    • Angles In The Outfield says:
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      @jal179: I think it depends on transaction limits. I have no issue stashing a solid SP while not having any bench bats if I have enough moves to cycle out batters as needed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jal179: I don’t carry a bench bat for s’s and g’s

    • ashtray says:
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      @jal179: I typically keep 1 in my 12 team league with 6 bench spots.

    • jal179 says:
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      @jal179:

      Wow thanks all. Really amixed bag there but I’mleaning toeards a single bat for those off days.

      More than anything I wish a bum in the basement would pick up E Rod just so my main opponents don’t get him.

      3 moves per week unlimited transactions so this lends itself to streaming a single starter but I’d rather not kill my ratios.

  33. chucky says:
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    Drop Betts for Burns? The “potential” of Betts just doesn’t seem to be working out. They dropped Mookie down to 7th in the order.

    • Angles In The Outfield says:
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      @chucky: Yes! Do it now!

  34. Steve Stevenson says:
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    1. Folty goes vSD, @Mets next week. Hold him for the 2 starts, or go with Salazar @Det instead?

    2. Redraft league, Lamb or Franco?

    • chucky says:
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      Similar situation myself with Heston/Salazar. Heston easy choice for me. Salazar just too inconsistent to give the edge in 1 start v 2

      • chucky says:
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        Sorry met Folty ( I have Heston too as a 2 start) But yes Folty over Salazar

  35. thegreater says:
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    About to pull the plug on Teheran. Options are Vogelsong, Jesse Chavez, Gonzalex (Bal), Buerhle, Buckholtz, Lackey, Pelfry and a whole bunch of uninspring dudes. Anyone inspire you?

    • thegreater says:
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      @thegreater: just read your buy/sell, and it appears Hendricks, Wada and Roark are all available too.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @thegreater: I’d go Chavez there. Guy is solid.

  36. Landisimo3 says:
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    Greyt Writeup! Need an OF/bench bat in a deep roto dynasty.. (At least for a week or 2)… Who would you grab?

    Pillar
    Parra
    Peralta
    Mark Reynolds
    Zobrist
    Grichuk
    Grandy

    Thank you!

      • Landisimo3 says:
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        @Grey: wrong peralta haha

  37. papasmurf says:
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    Jansen had that heart thing in 2012, I hope it’s not a recurrence of that. As a Yimi owner I kinda dread seeing Yimi try to close a ballgame. He’s been so erratic lately. Still K’ing people but that ain’t gonna help much if he’s killing my ratios too…

    It’s all about EROD now! I was not worried about the MIN offense (even though they are “high scoring”) but I am not sure I like the start vs. BAL though.

    One smurfy data point, EROD’s game was the FIRST quality start for anyone I’ve started other than my core 4 SPs. My streamers’ ERA is close to 18 and WHIP close to 3… hard to do even if I tried. Such a natural at Razzball and I don’t even play!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Yeah, not sure where to go for Dodger saves… I just grabbed Libertore in one league… Ouch!

  38. Rich says:
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    I have Wieters stashed on my DL and Ramos as my current C – who should I roll with ROS?

  39. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    oh shit “christmas does not dumb once a year” is one of best lines of the year.

  40. LastPlace says:
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    NL-only, 2 catcher league.

    Castillo or Pena? (vomiting is not an option)

    • LastPlace says:
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      @LastPlace: Castillo. Nevermind, I pulled my head out of my rectum and answered my own question.

  41. KevinB says:
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    Hey Grey!

    What are you seeing with David Wright? Does he come back this season?
    Based on past injured players on the Mets, I would say they cannot be trusted and that Wright could be out for the season. What say you?

    • KevinB says:
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      @KevinB:

      Alex Rodriguez and Tomas are my other 3B options on my team. Hamilton just went down so I need to clear a DL slot. Dickerrson and Puig also on the DL on this team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KevinB: Wright’s likely done but worth holding for now, drop Hamilton

    • jal179 says:
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      @KevinB:

      Wright will NOT play this year.

      Spinal stenosis is debilitating. Mets will keep things hush hush but we may never see him again

  42. Phil of the Future says:
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    Best Bud!
    It’s June. Set your DVRs and make sure not to miss The Chris Carter Show!

    It’s a great program. Idris Elba gives a great performance as Chris and there’s talk of an Emmy nomination. We’ll see.

    My offense this year is fine as wine. My pitching is a giant turd floating down the Ganges. If you were to trade the Joc man(redraft), what pitchers would you take back? Loaded question, rather, what level? SP1? SP2? If you feel like throwing a couple names out there feel free. Thanks, BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I see more Tracy Morgan playing him… Not the sad one from the Today Show… SP1

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I can’t handle Sad Tracy. It’s like the whole world turned upside down. He needs to go back on the hardcore partying drugs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stat!

  43. Fireball Feliz says:
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    I have Rendon and Dickerson on DL, with Myers and now Solar wasting bench spots. Drop Solar for Joey Butler?

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @Grey: 12 team head to head… I’m in first place in my division so I could always weather the storm. Hate to drop him just to win one week and then not have him for playoffs when it really counts…

        • Grey

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          That’s shallow

  44. Keith says:
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    Segura or Logan Forsyth for MI in a points league?

  45. K Loggins says:
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    Would you consider dropping Teheran if he pitched another dud? I’m in a 10 team league and he has been by far my most aggravating player. I’ve also got Kluber, Tanaka, Gio, Thor, Wood, Buchholz, Eduardo, and McCullers.

  46. Johnson says:
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    Kimbrel is fine. He hit 100 mph a few times last night. Curveball looks sharp. His problem is that his defence sucks. He would have had a 3 up 3 down if the ump called the checks swing a strike – which it clearly was. After the blown call, he induced a grounder to thrid, which Middlebrooks whiffed on. Then he seemed to get agitated and began over throwing the ball. This has been happening all year.

    I want to say he’s a buy low…but the defence makes me worry.

    • royce! says:
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      @Johnson: I was going to say the same. I’ve seen him be the victim of bad defense — including bad pitch framing — as well as bad officiating, but have yet to see him truly pitch poorly.

    • PK says:
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      @Johnson: I laughed at Kemp’s attempt to catch the one ball last night. He just kind of flailed his arm up in the air at the last second just so he could say he tried to catch it.

    • Grey

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      @Johnson: Gotcha, fair enough, I was simply going on how off his stats look this year to every previous one

  47. Domenic Decocco says:
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    Should I use my waiver claim to grab Hamilton? I already have Upton at left but I guess I could stash him and see what happens…?

  48. fuzzyd says:
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    Im a little worried about A Chapman… Picked up cingrani last night… Tony the next in line?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fuzzyd: Aroldis is the closer unless he’s hurt

  49. Charles says:
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    My first morning readings. Always great with my coffee. Grey I’m in a pints league. Do I start Wacha SON $0.4 @ LA Dodgers vs Frias today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles: Pints of coffee? Start Wacha, yeah

  50. Cole says:
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    Since I have Stephen vogt as catcher who do you think I could reasonably get for yan gomes? I really need a 2b or somebody who gets steals. I might need a closer too. Or should I hold on to gomes?

    • Random Dude says:
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      @Cole: I’d trade for anyone that would play. Or even open up a streaming spot. No need for Gomes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cole: You’re not getting anything for him… Maybe a Brain Freeze, think Cecil

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @Cole: in a 10 teamer I have Vogt and held onto Yan trying to deal him. No takers. Dropped him onto the wire where he has sat unclaimed for weeks. Odds are you won’t be able to get much unless you’re in a deeper format or 2 catcher league. Just free up your bench. :)

  51. kevin says:
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    Good morning sunshine,

    Its great to wake up and chuckle, then read your articles. I’m kidding you crack me up brother!
    ROS ranking Ross, Samardzija, McHugh, Hendricks & E. Rodríguez

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kevin: Thanks! Ross, E-Rod, McHugh

  52. Chadaristic says:
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    5×5 H2H league with QS instead of wins.

    I just traded Kluber for Jose Abreu because I’m lacking in the HR/RBI categories.

    Other starting pitchers I have are Price, Carrasco, Arietta, Syndergaard, McHugh, Alex Wood and Jose Fernandez when he returns.

    Am I crazy for making the deal?

  53. Yariel says:
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    In a keeper league I just did a trade.

    I give Adam Jones $43 and Cashner $14

    I get Brantley $11, Lester $19, Nick Mart $6

    The main piece that I was focusing on was Brantley at $11. That seems like a huge steal so I jumped on it.
    Thoughts?

  54. Basement Artie says:
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    McCullers or Shelby Miller? Thanks!

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Lex: Thanks. Kind of hoping for an answer from Grey. No offense.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Basement Artie: ask again if you want, but usually this means he agrees with above.

  55. Mr. Rickey says:
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    My heart was a lonely hunter until I picked up McCullers. After last night, he’s a member of the wedding but if he regresses, I’ll sing the ballad of the sad cafe.

    Finally, my English degree comes in handy.

  56. fastfrog says:
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    Darkhorse closer if Jansen is out: Juan Nicasio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fastfrog: Your guess is as good as mine with Mattingly

  57. Double H says:
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    Grey great article. I’m in a deep toto and have been offered Carrassco and Maikel Franco for my Crush Davis. Franco would become my starter at 3B. Pull the trigger??

  58. Steve says:
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    Is Javier Baez a must-stash (mustache?) if only because SS has been a wasteland this year?

  59. Lex says:
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    Name a few pitchers you think would be a good swap for Tanaka….in a standard 12 team points league..

    • Lex says:
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      @Lex: somebody offered me Kazmir but I didn’t accept

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lex: Salazar? Carrasco? Lester?

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: that would be wonderful to get any of those for him.

  60. Slowmez says:
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    I’m in last place in my 10 team H2H keeper league. I mostly attribute this to a risky draft strategy and an OF decimated by injuries. We can win $50 per category at the end of the season, and I’m debating punting offense (meaning no bench or waiver pickups) to really go after Wins and SO’s by pure volume thru streaming and try to recoup some of the league buy in. Everything else is probably out of reach. My questions for you are:

    a) Should I do it?
    b) Will this strategy upset my league?
    c) There is no c
    d) Is there a way to pursue this strategy AND acquire/trade for keepers in the process?
    -My 5 keepers this year were Miggy, Rizzo, Scherzer, CarGo, Dickerson. Do I try to move any of these guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slowmez: A) Sounds fine to me B) I wouldn’t worry about that D) Trade your bats for arms?

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: cargo and dickerson have little value now to trade, and long term you don’t want to give up on dickerson anyway, could move cargo to lock up the $100, but you’d be selling very cheap. Leaguemates set up this system so they can suck it if they don’t like it.

  61. Bobby says:
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    Gray or Richards in a keeper league that really awards strikeouts?

  62. Keith says:
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    Jean Segura or Logan Forsthy for MI in a points league?

      • Keith says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! When you respond to my questions it makes my Moobs tingle so I rub them really fast like Nomar and his batting gloves and then my wife says whats wrong with your face and I say, “Lay down woman,” and a few minutes later she says, “that felt good but why did you keep calling me Grey?” And I say, “Because he’s not here.”

  63. OneI'dWilly says:
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    “Eduardo has good control, so when he goes pear-shaped, it shouldn’t be that bad.” In our defense we were saying the same thing about Hughes to start the year. Hughes control is still great and he’s getting a ton of 1st pitch strikes. Looks like a slight dip in velocity is leading to the K rate plummeting. You told me I could drop him after his last start, so this one is on me. ugh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OneI’dWilly: Yeah, well, in most cases good control limits bad pitching… Good thing is you wouldn’t give E-Rod as many chances as Hughes due to track record

  64. Clint says:
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    Junior Lake revealed one of the reasons why I still can’t believe baseball is a manly sport. There’s just too much puss in the unwritten rules for me. 1st, scoring when your team’s down in any sport should never be followed by taunting like a moron. 2nd, if said moron goes on such a rant it shouldn’t be responded w/’Let’s riot!’ by said leading team, nor hitting the first batter up after said moron does their thing. 3rd, where are the unwritten rules that say said morons on both teams don’t get voluntarily sat or brain-dusted by their managers after acting in such a lunatic fashion? It’s one great big catty brawl as I see it.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2485674-cubs-junior-lake-taunts-marlins-after-hr-sparks-scuffle

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint: And on a separate note, what the heck’s going on with the starting pitching in 2015? Last year, pitching was so dominant offense was down all over & we had depth. In less than a year, all the ‘great’ pitchers have turned back into pumpkins from Nelson to Hughes to countless others.

    • Grey

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      @Clint: I agree with Lake

    • royce! says:
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      @Clint: I don’t get it…are you saying that the three numbered points are not good “unwritten rules” or that they are the unwritten rules that you think would make baseball more manly?

  65. Strolg says:
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    Rubby’s K’s are the flame and I the moth

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Or me too, if I’m not talking like an aristocrat

  66. Bob says:
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    In an 8 man weekly 7×7 single catcher league: my team is pretty atrocious but would you give up Gattis for Syndergaard? I have Bum, Cueto, Arrieta, Carrasco and Odorizzi as my top 5 with McCullers and and Quintana on my bench. I have Lucroy on my bench too.

  67. Joe says:
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    What do you think of any of me giving Bautista + Soria and getting Marte + T.Ross? Alternatively who do you think I’d have to pair with Bautista to get an Abreu or a Miggy (if that’s even possible)?

    5×5, 12-team, h2h, redraft.

    Hitters: C- Perez, 1B – Belt, 2B – Dozier, 3B – Arenado, SS – Desmond, OF – Bautista, Moss, Colabello, Util – Burns, DL – Puig, Ellsbury

    Pitchers: Kluber, Stras, Carrasco, Shields, Salazar, Quintana, E.Rodriguez; A.Miller, Soria, Gregerson, Allen, Grilli

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Marte side, it’s fair

  68. boozegenie says:
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    12 man H2H – trade offer
    S. Choo
    Axford
    Carrasco

    give away
    Cruz
    Alphabetsoup

    To Me it looks like solid SP, RP and decent OF for OF at his top value and wire fodder

  69. Clay says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for the write-up. Who should I add between the two– McCullers or E. Rodriguez (BOS)?

  70. ryanoger says:
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    Drop Karns for Wada, Rodon, Hahn, Happ, Ubaldo

    thanks grey
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: You should stream with these options

  71. Simon says:
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    Trade Tomas for Lynn or Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simon: Either, Liriano first

  72. ryanoger says:
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    Also Reddick or Yelich ROS?

    best
    Ryan

  73. Tom says:
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    Hi Grey. I’m in a 16 team league and I need to find a replacement for Soler (I tried to sell him weeks ago but no one was buying). Best options on the wire are Kevin Pillar, Jace Peterson and Valbuena. Also, I’ve been starting Beltran and thinking of dropping him as well so picking two of these four(Beltran, Peterson, Valbuena or Pillar), what would you do? Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Jace, Valbuena

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. James says:
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    Arenado for Blackmon and Rosenthal?

    I’m strong across the board in all hitting cats, but need saves and ERA/WHIP help

  75. Edward says:
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    With Josh Hamilton out for a while, is Delino Deshields a smart add? Would you add him or Billy Burns?

    Thanks!

  76. Swaz says:
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    12 team H2H points RoS: Yasmany Tomas or JD Martinez

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Swaz: JD

  77. RTP says:
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    With Hamliton hitting the DL…. best out of this crap-o-la for a stretch?

    Gose, Choo, Ozuna, Maybin, Yelich, Ethier, Harrison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTP: Ozuna, he’s better than Hamilton

  78. dom says:
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    i watched McCullers last night, touched 97 in the late innings, great breaking stuff, i’d say he’s “legitness” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_5cpWZbHp0

    JB had him ranked like 30 spots behind Mike Foltynexchzxxz and i thought to myself, “self, that doesn’t seem right” and then after their starts yesterday i nodded in agreement with myself from a couple days prior and now I’m sitting here with a thumb up my ass pondering if both Aaron Sanchez (HOU) and Jaime Garcia (@LAD) should be started

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Ha, I’d start both in some leagues

  79. Reid says:
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    To all Razzballers and Grey,

    Grey, your blurb on Tomas now not needing to be benched with Trumbo gone and Lamb coming back was a curveball. I was all but ready to pick him up, but realized that when Lamb returned his AB’s would be cut in half. That seems to not be the case anymore. And Souza is fantasy-lust dream come true with power/speed through the wazoo. I was torn on grabbing either Tomas (3B, OF) or Souza (OF) for my 11 team keeper (I’ll choose 4 players to keep for next season) Problem is, I don’t know who to drop at this point.

    C- Norris (C)
    1B- Duda (1B)
    2B- Gordon (2B)
    3B- Donaldson (3B)
    SS- Desmond (SS)
    OF- Ozuna (OF)
    OF- J Harrison (3B, OF)
    OF- Avisail (OF)
    UTI- Frazier (1B/3B)
    -Bench: Zobrist (2B, SS, OF)
    -Bench: Correa (stashing for now)
    -Bench: Myers (DL)
    DL- Soler

    I’m currently in 5th place with zero keepers coming into this season, which is an accomplishment I think. However, weighing the future with keeper options and guys who will help me contend this year is getting to me. Any advice on who to drop for either Tomas or Souza? OR should I hold for now with my current squad?

    Thanks guys! xoxo

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Reid: I’d drop Zobrist for Tomas. I’m guessing Grey will go with Souza there. I don’t really see any others, maybe Avisail…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Agree with Featherbottom

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Did you agree with him to drop Zobrist or Avisail? Tons of OF depth.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop either, drop Zo first

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Reid: It’s she, btw

          • Reid says:
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            @Mrs.Featherbottom: I’m sorry. That was my mistake. Thank you for telling me!

  80. Juan says:
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    I’m in second place in a standard yahoo roto league. II have 9 points in seven cats. I have 8 points in HR, 4.5 in saves, and 1 in SBs. One owner offered me his B.Hamilton + Jeurys for my Gerrit Cole + Span. Should I accept, demand more, or just reject and go all SAGNOF on the wire? Also I might be carrying too many hitters….

    Team (only 2 dl slots): Gomes, C.Davis, Kipnis, Donaldson, Desmond, Cutch, Moss, Aoki, Kendrys, Burns, Fowler (ben), Span (ben), Avisail (ben), Myers (dl)

    Cueto, Arrieta, G.Cole, Shelby, Liriano, Karns, Eduardo, McCullers, Chapman, Soria, Morrow (dl)

    • Juan says:
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      @Juan:

      Sorry, meant I have *at least* 9 points in 7 out of 10 cats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juan: Cole side

  81. TJ says:
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    A little while back I brought up a question here about a trade. I gave up Bautista and Pederson for Abreu. Since then, I cry myself to sleep every night wondering why Grey, Abreu and Jock abuse me… Please make Abreu hit more and Pederson hit less!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Ha, I hear ya

  82. royce! says:
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    That Arod/Caitlyn blurb is hilarious.

    After reading about the McClendon quote elsewhere, I checked the comments last night…It was a bit too late to post, and I kinda just hoped you were saving it for the writeup today, but I was about to comment, “WTF HOW IS NO ONE MENTIONING ‘MAN MUSCLES'”?

    Anyhow, great writeup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Only thing I can think of is people are reading his quote and thinking I made it up, otherwise I have no idea the lack of hubbub on ‘man muscles.’ It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard, and I will make it a thing… Also, A-Rod was some of my best work, and not mum from anyone… I’m beginning to think people don’t read the post, they just ask if they should drop their 6th starter…

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: To be honest, I double checked that McClendon actually said that before posting my theory below… That absolutely sounded like something that could have been a writeup-original…who says “man muscles” in a public statement?!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, blah blah blah, whatever…you like Semien or Zobrist?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Kidding. “A Rod and Once Had A Rod” is so perfect…I imagine you made yourself LOL at that one…

        I wonder how old one has to be to get their man muscles…I’ve been reading old westerns, and it reminds me of buffalo getting their winter coats. As a baseball fan, I hope McClendon keeps his job forever. As a Mariner’s fan, I hope he’s fired immediately.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, one of the few times I did laugh at myself… I’m reminded of Owen Wilson in Tannenbaums, writing Westerns…Man muscles adrift on an open plain, tense from their encounter with Apaches a whilst back.

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: HAHAHAHA so awesome…Carson Smith sounds a hell of a lot like a character from a Western…maybe he needs to eat more beans and fatback scalded over an open fire after a long day of breaking stallions…that’ll give em man muscles!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, Nothing stood between the two longtime enemies, at the duel, except their man muscles.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: a David vs Goliath western re-titled. The Carson City Kid vs. (Old) Man Muscles

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  The Oldest Man Muscles In The West

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: old man river…muscles

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Grey: @royce!: @J-FOH: The Man Muscles from Laramie.

  83. Bob says:
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    6×6 roto with OPS
    ROS who do you like, Ozuna or Souza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Souza

  84. Chicken Dinner says:
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    First off PUT TOMAS IN THE LINEUP EVERY DAY!

    Ok, I’m better……for now.

    Also, Arcia sent down after DL, is he a lock for a call up?

  85. Splendid Sphincter says:
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    Which of these should I drop to pick up Lance McCullers: 5×5 standard, dynasty

    Price
    Salazar
    Samardjza
    DeGrom
    Buchholz
    Lester
    McHugh
    Fiers

  86. Chicken Dinner says:
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    If Lloyd, Fernando and Carson switched skins, they’d be calling Lloyd a racist.

    kust kayin…

  87. Joey says:
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    Keep Rollins at SS or would you drop him for one of the following (non keeper): Aybar, Flores, Alexei, Segura, Russell, Simmons, Kang?

  88. mollyleekba says:
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    Collective Soul is coming to a church bingo hall nearby??? I wish!!! Your “December” reference in the lede makes me wanna make that 3-hour trip to see Eddie Roland again, after all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mollyleekba: Molly! Good to see you, our 3rd girl reader, I believe

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: and molly loves a good Kunt..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh geez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Down to 4 girl readers!

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Grey: she said she was fine with it yesterday or so ago.

  89. alcohol abuser says:
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    Hey Grey,

    14 team, keep 6 players (no round value or duration limit), categories are R, HR, RBI, SB, K, OBP, SLG…

    What side do you like better Stanton or Arenado and Pederson?

    Thanks!

  90. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    I go here for my Wil Myers updates. Too funny.

    Angels are killing me. Let’s run Santiago and Weaver every 5th day. Santiago sucks and Weaver throws his fastball slower than a student driver on a freeway. Call up Heaney already!!!

  91. andrew is my fav name says:
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    welington or rosario?

  92. spm7189 says:
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    My buddy that I run a team with in a 14-team roto league has been negotiating a trade to bring in Miguel Cabrera and wanted my input on a counter-offer that we received. The original offer was Sonny Gray and Adam Lind going out to bring in Miggy; the counter-offer is Gray and Morales for Miggy. Honestly I knew the first offer wasn’t going to be accepted and I was a bit surprised at the counter offer because it still doesn’t seem like a whole lot for a big-name bat that’s actually doing well. The guy is dead last in ERA and WHIP and it seems to me to be a little bit of a panic move and I always like a sell-high with a pitcher (and a bat) for a big bat. That being said, our pitching, which has actually done pretty well and been consistently in the top five overall, would go from Gray/Carrasco/J.Chavez/CMart/Quintana/Elias/Chapman/Storen to Carrasco/Chavez/CMart/Quintana/Elias/Gallardo/Chapman/Storen which frankly is pretty pitiful even in a 14-teamer that tends to favor offense. Our offense would then look like Ramos/Encarnacion/Lawrie/Machado/Segura/Kang/Miggy/Springer/Calhoun/Hamilton/JDMartinez/Lind.
    Long story short: My gut reaction is to say pull the trigger and bring in Miguel Cabrera for Sonny Gray and Kendrys Morales. Any good reason not to?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @spm7189: your pitching isn’t weak since chavez as become a #2 pitcher, and carrasco was already ranked as an ace (20th SP)

  93. Moistsasskiss says:
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    Which side of this trade do you like in a keeper league?
    Side A: Alex Rodriguez
    Side B: Chris Owings & Matt Shoemaker

      • Moistsasskiss says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey! Appreciate the feedback. Excellent writeup today. I share your irrational love of Segura, by the way, even if he does listen to Nick Jonas.

        Actually, turns out he likes Daddy Yankee, which I guess makes sense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  94. Ron says:
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    10-team H2H Redraft Points League. Looking at my team I have a few questions on how to improve this stable of horses.

    Team:
    C – Lucroy
    CI – Donaldson, Encarnacion
    MI – Reyes, Harrison
    OF – Trout, Brantley, Bautista
    Util – Joc, Bryant
    BN – Ortiz, Hosmer, Span
    NA – Correa

    SP – Arrieta, Gray, McHugh, Keuchel, Pineda, Syndergaard
    RP – Carrasco, Chavez
    DL – Paxton

    1) Is there too much risk in having 4 Toronto bats? Should I move one to diversify my assets?
    2) In a league with -1 for Ks do I swap out Span for Souza/Burns/Tomas/Polanco?
    3) Should I swap out Harrison for Kang/Russell/Phillips/Bogaerts/Semien/Prado/DeSheilds
    4) Anyone I should drop to pickup Kazmir?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: 1) no 2) Burns 3) No 4) Nah

  95. Matt says:
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    If I pick up McCullers, who do I drop in a 10-team mixed…
    Syndergaard, Chavez, Buchholz, Fiers? Thanks.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Matt:
      Fiers or
      Chavez if you need the risky Ks from Fiers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Meh, can hold or Buch

  96. FrankGrimes says:
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    Drop one.
    Segura or Russell?

  97. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Grey, I thought I was dead inside, but then the Boo-Boo Hammer goes and hurts his thumb again, and I felt a smile crack across my stoic face. And I felt warmth in my heart. My hatred of Braun keeps me warm at night. Does this make me a bad person?

  98. Chris says:
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    hey Grey,

    Should I go with my gut felling and sit Raisel Iglesias vs Padres OR go with my iron balls feeling and Start him!

    Thanks!

  99. Lance G says:
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    Question—have first spot in waivers—–

    Mccullers or Carlos Martinez ??
    For this year and as a keeper as well

  100. pbmax says:
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    Trade My Tulo for his Joey Bats? I have Boegarts to step into SS.

      • pbmax says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Also, maybe I’ve missed it, but I don’t think you’ve taken enough credit for Upton’s awesome season so far. You were way higher on him than others, and following your advice has paid dividends for me in multiple leagues. So toot that horn!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  101. Chris R says:
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    What do I do with Matt Kemp?

    He’s just kind of quietly sucked on my team, but with Dickerson and Puig on IR I’ve needed him.

    do I sell low now with Puig returning, or do I wait and see if he has second half magic again?

  102. dem ribbies says:
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    I would think that the Hamilton injury opens up more PT for Deshields Jr (AL rookie of the month) and the only guy who could hit Sale yesterday. Do you think Gallo goes to LF when Beltre returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dem ribbies: Gallo goes to LF vs. righties at least

  103. JAL says:
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    Hi G! Giancarlo…only…hits…homers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: But they’re monster shots

      • Happy Vegans says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, he’s not digging in.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can we get him to dig in?

  104. Mustard says:
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    Grey
    Points league

    Mccutchen/rosenthal for his kershaw/puig

    Yay or nay
    Thanks

  105. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Can’t you just imagine the lockeroom interaction that prompted McClendon’s uncomfortable “man muscles” comment…..

    ….After a game where Carson pitched great and Rodney blows the save, he calls Carson into his office, where Carson is surprised to find a glistening Rodney standing stoically next to McClendon. To illustrate man muscles, he has Rodney do his archer pose (in the nude, of course), then instructs Carson to disrobe and do the same to prove he’s ready. Carson politely declines, to which McClendon replies “exactly”.

  106. RuthBuzzy says:
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    Team 1 needs saves and a bat
    Team 2 needs pitching

    Team 1 offers team 2. Degrom and Jordan Zimmerman for Nelson Cruz and Zach Britton.

    Thoughts?

  107. Paul Morgigno says:
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    should I trade Gallo and syndergaard for pineda

    or would i expect greater things from sundergaard

    he also has archer i might be able to ask for

    • Paul Morgigno says:
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      @Paul Morgigno: he already said no to archer, but he will still do pineda for syndergaard and gallo… I’m just unsure about this one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul Morgigno: I’d take Pineda, but it’s just fair, Archer would be a coup

  108. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey! 5×5 12-team mixer, all things being equal, are you dealing Samarzdjia for Papelbon? My only closers are storen and Ziegler (and bentances).

    Also is it worth stashing Doolittle?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto: Sure, forget Doolittle

  109. John says:
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    Hey, I was offered Cano for my Belt and Gallo. My second baseman is semien. Keeper league. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Sure, try it, I don’t like Cano though

  110. Charles says:
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    Grey in my points league where pitchers have more value than hitters someone dropped Teheran and Ordorizzi. Should I drop Anibal Sanchez and Lance McCullers for them both?

  111. brett says:
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    Yimi has been awful. In a league that has saves as a category and holds as a category. Would you cut Yimi for any of these? Jared Hughes, Kevin Siegrist, Ken Giles or Joba?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Awful, agreed… Siegrist

  112. Boy Wonder says:
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    something to note, Souza was dropped from 2nd in the batting order to 6th.

    he’s been a different hitter since. Looks like he’s walking less and being a little more aggressive now..

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Boy Wonder: a dude with a huge K rate doesn’t need to be MORE aggressive.

  113. Master Grey:

    Please rank ROS in 5X5, 12 team Roto (need to drop 2):

    I assume Calhoun & Betts then Trumbo, Castilla, Forsythe?

    Thank you good sir!

  114. Gus says:
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    Thoughts on Kole Calhoun? Had high hopes for him this year but simply not getting it done despite his prime batting order opportunities. Should I drop him to stream hot schmotatoes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gus: Nah, he’s a buy low

  115. B the Esq says:
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    Trade Question. 8 team H2H. C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL, DL, NA.
    Runs (R), Doubles (2B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Walks (BB), Batting Average (AVG).
    Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS).
    Current Offense: No catcher (D’Arnaud on DL), Rizzo, Wong, Sandoval, Tulo, Fielder, Panik, J. Upton, Joc, L. Cain, Burns, K. Morales, Belt.
    Current Pitching: Eduardo Rodriguez, Kluber, Sale, Aroldis, Roberson, Miller, Holland, Gray, Carson Smith, T. Wats., Liriano, Garret Richards, Kershaw, Thor, Hammel, Pineda.
    Have Moore, Jose Fernandez, D;Arnaud on the DL and Correa in the NA.

    Was offered Machado and Boxberger for Eduardo and Jose Fernandez.

    Thoughts? Try to get more?

    Sandoval is obviously a weak spot for me, and I could potentially just drop him if I get Machado.

    His roster is: R. Martin, Trumbo, Betts, Machado, Xander, Teix, Dee, Stanton, Brantley, Calhoun, B. Hamilton, Andrus, Gallo, E5, Shields, Lester, C. Young, Rosenthal, Storen, Pap, Box, K. Herrera, Familia, J. Hughes, Lynn, J. Zimmermann, Price, Salazar.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts, opinions, suggestions, etc.

  116. Chris R says:
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    And, should I drop Caleb Joseph for Wellington Castillo?

    Only catchers available in my league are Zunino and similar trash fare

  117. joe says:
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    my entire outfield is dead. Puig, Myers and now Soler. UGH

    I’m liking Samardzija’s next start vs DET because the tigers look so bad. but again, Samardzija is the pitcher that can get them going again.. drop him now for McCullers or Rodriguez? or wait it out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: E-Rod

  118. Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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    Seriously though, A-Rod and Jenner makes way too much sense. That has to happen

  119. Green monstah says:
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    Ahoy grey!

    I’m in a h2h pts / weekly lock league.

    I’m a trumbo owner does his trade to Seattle help or hurt him? On the plus he is back to the AL west. I’m actually surprised St. Louis didn’t aquire him with Adams out

    That being said will yasmany Tomas’s value increase ; would you add him or let him sit on waiver island?

    – I did add Joey Gallo this week but since it’s a weekly league I can’t use him til next week when rosters unlock ; but man two homers in two days!

    Keep or drop shin soo choo? Choo is my DH & I have Carlos Santana who I could move from utility to DH.

    If I do drop choo here are a few I’d be looking at are billy burns, yasmany Tomas (3b/OF), steve Souza jr, Chris Carter (DH/1b), Jean segura. Or stash Carlos correa.

    My roster:

    C: Vogt

    1b: Edwin encarncian (1b/DH)

    2b: Addison Russell (2b/SS)

    SS: Hanley Ramirez (SS/OF)

    3b: Todd Frazier (3b/1b)

    IF: Kris Bryant

    OF: Bryce Harper

    OF: trumbo (1b/OF)

    OF: Joc pederson

    OF: Hunter pence

    DH: choo (DH/OF)

    Utility : Carlos Santana (1b/3b/DH)

    Bench: Napoli, howie Kendrick , Josh reddick & Joey gallo.

    Thanks grey!

    • Green monstah says:
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      @Green monstah:

      & I have wil Myers & puig in both of my 2 DL slots

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks grey! If you recommend in dropping choo who from above would you add?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Souza

  120. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Fantastic stuff as always; with the news of Hamilton’s injury and the thought that Gallo will likely be around a little longer than anticipated I am having trouble gauging the value of Joey Gallo. I am in a 6 man keep forever league (no restrictions), however unless Gallo goes Mike Trout on us he will not be a keeper for me. Was offered Lester or Cueto for Gallo and Syndergaard? Either pitcher would replace Syndergaard as my #4/5 starting pitcher (currently have Kluber (bought low thanks), Cole and Arrieta). Is this good value or should I hold a little longer. If you assess the value is good; who do you like more ROS; Lester or Cueto?

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks all things equal I like Cueto more as well; was a little concerned about the recent elbow stiffness!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then go Lester, he’s been unlucky

  121. Adam says:
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    Would u stream Wright(BOS) today vs MN
    Thx

  122. Fungazi says:
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    Is the Semien party over? Segura over Semien now?

  123. Adam says:
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    Would u stream Young(KC)vs Cleve or
    Wright (Bos) vs MN
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: I wouldn’t

  124. I’m riding the hot bat of Gallo. Tried to sell high but no one is buying, so I’m just going to ride it out. Now that Gallo is in, I need to drop a guy so all of my bench is SP.

    OK with dropping Rusney Castillo for Jose Quintana?

    12-team 5×5 H2H league.

    My outfield looks like this:

    OF1 Trout
    OF2 Bautista (couldn’t sell him, no one interested LOL)
    OF3 Joc
    OF4 Choo
    OF5 Souza
    Util Gallo

    Isn’t Rusney the odd man out?

      • @Grey: Haha was hoping [email protected]Grey: Hah was hoping you could make it easier. I dunno, when in doubt, I usually hold.

        Rusney has just been so blah. Maybe we’ll see what happens today. I have some injury concerns, primarily with Edwin missing the last 4 (shifted Carlos Santana to 1B and been playing Gallow as my 3B, Duda as my CI), so I haven’t made a move.

  125. Anthony says:
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    @grey: Moose Forsythe Enciarte or Ethier ? 12 team h2h pay league

  126. Rice says:
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    You seem fairly optimistic about Fiers the rest of the season.

    Would you rank the below three?

    Fiers, Chavez, Buchholz, McCullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

  127. ERad says:
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    Random tidbit re: Collective Soul – not only do they tour, but they actually sell out. I’m no pollstar – I can only attest to sellouts at my own workplace – but 90’s nostalgia is hot right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They play at your work office? In the cafeteria?

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Well, I should have prefaced – they only sell out when it’s Tuesday pizza days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! So, how was your trip?

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: Fantastic my good man, thanks for asking – my only regret was not staying longer. But, now we’re back together on similar cycles again so that’s good!

            Keep on keeping on, best site out there G!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks! Glad to hear it, Paris is cat nip for a lady, you’re good for years

              • ERad says:
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                @Grey: Amen to that!

  128. Great White North says:
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    McClendon talking about Carson Smith’s man muscle’s has a Sandusky feel to it. I think we all know what Carson has to do to get the closer gig.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  129. Adam says:
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    Need to stream today
    Would u start either Descalafani @PHIL or
    Ramirez(tam) @Sea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeScalafani

  130. Abdoozy says:
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    SO I was all proud of myself for picking up on E-Rod before everyone else in my money league and grabbing him off the wire.
    Got all excited about his start against the twinkies.
    Then realized to my horror that the stupid ESPN bug that for some reason wants to move new players to the bench for you if you don’t go in and start them two games in a row decided to bite me, on the very day that E-Rod is pitching the breakfast game of a doubleheader. By the time I realized he was benched it was the 4th inning.
    Meanwhile, my other starter yesterday was Lester. Why didn’t *he* get bumped to the bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Abdoozy: espn appears to leave newly grabbed players to bench till like you said two days in a row they are set as starting. it doesn’t kick out older players though.

  131. Uglee says:
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    Should we throw Frias out there today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  132. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    grey how long have you had your man muscles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Since my bar mitzvah

  133. Spammer Jay says:
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    It would be awesome to have Schwarzenegger voice-over McClendon on that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Great White North says:
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      @Spammer Jay: Holy shit that is funny

  134. RTP says:
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    Trade Chris Davis for Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  135. Abdoozy says:
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    Anyways. I did have a question. I have Wieters coming off the DL soon. 12 tm H2H ESPN 6×6 with OPS.
    My current C is Norris. Is he my drop? (No bench space)
    Other droptions are Thmith, Turner, Duffy, Kang. But I’m assuming the rec will be “don’t carry 2 catchers”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Norris

    • @Abdoozy: How deep is your league? I had the same dilemma in a 14-teamer and was able to trade Norris and a pitcher for a better pitcher.

  136. flo-g-money says:
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    Who would you drop out of T. Ross, Samardzjia, salazar, mchugh, a wood, carrasco. And is it close? Thanks, great stuff as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija

  137. Maximumxpower says:
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    OBP league
    Segura, Rollins, Kang, or Aybar?
    Moss, Aoki, or Souza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura…Souza

  138. Brock says:
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    Souza or Alexei Ramirez? H2H 5×5 Have Crawford at my SS spot this is for a Utility spot. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  139. Steve D. says:
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    10 team, redraft, 5×5

    Need to make room for Rendon, and could flip bats to upgrade my arms. Question is, who goes? Sell Kipnis high? Push Xander out the door? Move an OF and throw Rendon at Util?

    C Jonathan Lucroy Mil-C
    1B Joey Votto Cin-1B
    2B Jason Kipnis Cle-2B
    SS Ian Desmond Was-SS
    3B Carlos Santana Cle-3B,1B,DH
    CI Matt Carpenter StL-3B
    MI Xander Bogaerts Bos-3B,SS
    OF Giancarlo Stanton Mia-RF
    OF George Springer Hou-RF
    OF Mark Trumbo Sea-1B,LF,RF
    OF Jason Heyward StL-RF
    OF Marcell Ozuna Mia-CF
    UL Ben Revere Phi-CF,LF

    BN Anthony Rendon Was-2B,3B

    DL Wil Myers SD-RF,CF

    • Steve D. says:
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      Or keep what I have and deal Rendon for pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell Kipnis

      • Steve D. says:
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        @Grey:

        Turns out first place team has noone in their MI slot. Wacha a good enough return?

        He also has Sale and Scherzer, but that’s pushing it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, do better

  140. JoeCool says:
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    Grey,

    Gose mired in extended slump and not stealing efficiently, time to drop him/rajai as a platoon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  141. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Whenever Matt Kemp is healthy, he destroys fastballs. Whenever he’s not, he gets beat inside and at the top of the zone. He must not be health. Having the worst stretch of his career, missing fastballs, seeing the highest percentage of fastballs he’s ever seen. Not really anything in the stat line to suggest much hope, but he’s an odd player. Extremely variable production. If he’s going to switch it on it’s going to probably be without warning. Maybe warm weather or something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Man muscles!

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Is the implication that Carson has child muscles or woman muscles. I wish McClendon would be clear when he’s being insane.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope he holds a bar mitzvah for Carson’s muscles some time in July

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Will Carson’s muscles have to go through an awkward stage?

            “Carson’s still got braces and pimples on his muscles. His muscles might be unavailable today as they’re busy finishing their college applications. We’re shooting for Cubs University: A Liberal Arts Baseball Program.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              “His man muscles cannot even drive without a licensed adult in the car.”

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                His muscles are having a hard time deciding if it’s still ok to go trick or treating one last time.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  His muscles never touched a boob.

                  • GhostTownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Winner, Albright. Well played.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hehe

  142. DeezNutz says:
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    5×5 Roto league. Should I trade Happ and Hamilton to get Vogt, Kendrick or Peralta?

    • DeezNutz says:
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      @DeezNutz: Billy Hamilton that is

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I thought Josh…. Meh, the trade is okay if you’re desperate for a catcher

        • DeezNutz says:
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          @Grey: Desperate for any offense really.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Vogt

  143. Hern says:
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    Minimal sample size but Paulson or Colabello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulsen

  144. Random Collmenter says:
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    My Bautista + Dee for his Miggy + Neil Walker in a 5×5 roto keeper league with OPS? Gotta do it, right?

    Could also ask for Prado or Kang instead of Walker. U like either of those guys better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it with Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, nice on Reddick… Those gams ran off my computer screen and onto my mind all day

  145. Josh says:
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    In my 12 man H2H points league I was offered Nelson Cruz for my Rosenthal and Pence, gotta take that right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  146. Denis says:
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    Is Trumbo worth a nº1 waiver pick in a AL-only, ten team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  147. Jaymz says:
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    Thanks for the awesome post as always Grey.

    I have Segura/Crawford/Hanley in a 10-team mixed league and an only use two (for SS and MI) – unless I plug in Hanley in my OF slot, which would bump Inciarte out as my 5th OF (making Avisail my new 5th).

    I’m thinking Hanley in my OF would be a better strategy, then stream Inciarte/Avisail. Do you agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I agree

  148. B.o.B says:
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    E Rodriguez, McCullers or Santiago? 10 team, standard 5×5 league

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      E-Rod

  149. E says:
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    my pitching is pretty thin: Sale, Arrieta, Salazar, Rubby (gulp), Fiers, Chapman, Papelbon, Wade Davis. I have Wada and Anibal on my bench.

    A guy just offered Abreu for Sale. Do I jump on it and lose my best pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  150. brett says:
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    Would you rather Kershaw and Garrett Richards or Price and Grienke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  151. Abe Froman says:
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    AL-only roto keeper (OBP). In dire need of offense (all categories).

    $56 remaining FAAB. If we bid and win him from MORE THAN $24, then we have to keep them next year at that price. Under $24, and we are not obligated to keep him beyond this season.

    How much do you spend on Trumbo? Would be replacing Tommy Field in our util slot (seriously).

    Thanks as always for the insight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $25

  152. Atlas says:
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    Is it time to jump ship on Betts ? He has been moved down to 7th in the order as the sox are also tired of his lack of production. Souza, Trumbo, Gallo, J. Reddick, Billy Burns etc. etc. are all available

    Hold or add one of the above ? thnx Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  153. Scott says:
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    Nelson Cruz and C-Mart for David Robertson and Glen Perkins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  154. Ulysses says:
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    In an nl only roto keeper league I’m looking to trade for some steals. Yea I know don’t pay for steals but the wire is razor thin.

    I have maybin as a cheap source of steals but who knows how long he’ll be on the field.

    I have jansen Kimbrel and rosenthal and lead the league in saves. I’m thinking of dumping Kimbrel for aj pollock. Is that aiming too low? Kimbrel is an expensive kept so that’s not an issue.

    • Ulysses says:
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      @Ulysses:

      The guy also has billy Hamilton but as a cheap keeper that might take more to get him. I think soler heyward and Kimbrel could get that done with soler being the only keeper from my side. I think i feel like that’s a lot to give up for Hamilton though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too low

  155. The Fridge says:
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    Second place in a league and leading in Runs, RBI and HR. Pitching is kind of a mess with Frias, Rubby and Chase Anderson all rostered…:

    Do I trade my Giancarlo for Blackmon + Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • The Fridge says:
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        @Grey: trade Miggy in the same deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Repeat it with Miggy, I don’t follow

          • The Fridge says:
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            @Grey: give my miggy for Blackmon + Salazar?

            My trade partner also has Dickerson. Ask for him over Blackmon?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold

  156. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1) Are we starting Wacha today @ LAD?

    2) Need to pick up an OF to replace Soler. Here are my best options:

    Choo – pinky injury, really only mashes at home versus RHP
    Polanco – nice speed/power combo, can’t hit LHP
    Gordon – mehh, not stealing at all
    DeShields – no power, struggles away and versus RHP
    Burns – little power with lots of contact
    Moss – Actually hitting LHP better this year and RHP just average
    Span – knee injury, not stealing

    I feel like my best choice is down to Choo, Moss and Polanco.

    Here is my offense as reference:

    C McCann 1B Ortiz 2B Kipnis 3B Donaldson SS Desmond OF Trout OF Marte OF Souza UTL Teixerra

    Probably need speed more than power, but willing to take best overall player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sure 2) Burns

  157. endershadow says:
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    14 team dynasty, 6×6 w OPS.

    Send Javier baez, swihart, Flores for Kyle seager and Chris Owings?

    My current 3b is plouffe. I have tulo/altuve and I’m in 2nd. Swihart would have to be on my major league roster next season if he’s up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  158. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    McCullers is looking really good and someone else grabbed Hammel off waivers…in a 10 teamer with limited transactions, would you add McCullers and drop Ross? My problem with Ross is the same as i described a few days ago…he simply hurts my team in WHIP, he either walks too many or gives up too many hits. McCullers looks like he could pan out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  159. Al Gore Demands Soler Power says:
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    Which side of the trades
    Hebrew Hammer/Jason Hammel for my Springer/G. Cole
    or Braun/Carrascco or Springer/G. Cole?
    Obviously one is better that the other but trying to gauge if I can get more bang for the buck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer…Both

  160. Vogt or Die says:
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    Holy crap that’s a lot of comments! Trying to sell high on Bryce harper. Would you give him straight up for arenado, donaldson, or McCutchen? I don’t know if anyone would do it but just thinking about targets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only Donaldson

  161. Joeg414 says:
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    Will Desmond turn it around to give us anything ? Or deal him in a package for Cespedes ? And maybe C.Martinez .
    6×6 daily roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to sell Desmond a few weeks ago

  162. J-FOH says:
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    I wonder what Lloyd would say about Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No grass on the field, you can’t play

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: no shave no play

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          real talk: MasterChef

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: didn’t make me want to run out and have a cinnamon roll but damn I want me some fish and chips

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I said to Cougs last night, I want to now make cinnamon rolls… I could smell them after the episode last night

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I feel you there because they all didn’t look good but really though, why didn’t anyone just make a regular roll?

                Did you catch the crazy guy in net weeks preview. He reminds me of Henry Rollins

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Totally Rollins! Good call… Yeah, I want the show to be two hours long without breaks, of course I watch the coming attractions

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: that broad that got booted was the wort team leader ever. She did nothing in the challenge. I liked that the blonde judge is dialing up the harshness too. She was all nice at first but now the bitch is on

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think whichever team lost the leader was going home if they didn’t save themselves… They didn’t randomly pick two of the most boring people to lead by accident

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      you are such a reality veteran, I didn’t even think of that.

                      The little queer is such a POS. He throws the weird girl under the bus and then gets all pissed when she talks smack about him. I hope someone gives him the open handed slap

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ll go a step further that the producer’s figured that if Darah (or if the black guy leader lost) had saved herself, they would’ve at least had a character for her to play — the one no one likes. The weird girl is off the chain weird though, you have to admit… She’s like schoolmarm mixed with fatal attraction

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      more like schoolmarm mixed with Cathy Bates ala Misery

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, like a walking train wreck

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: old enough to pee, old enough for me.

  163. Bro Jackson says:
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    YOUR GREYNESS,

    PLEASE PICK ONE FOR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE (KEEPER FOREVER).

    RENDON OR YOUNG JOC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  164. KevBo says:
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    Make sense to add Maybin, Enciarte, or Burns over Gose? Have Gose primarily for steals but would take any production out of his roster spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  165. Bye Felicia says:
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    Lloyd McClendon ” I’m sticking with a guy blowing saves every other night because Carson Smith can’t handle the job. He’s just a kid, He hasn’t developed man muscles yet”. (His words)

    Okay dipshit, if that’s the case then what’s your excuse for sending out the Rodney shit show every game? Rodney has man muscles in all the right places, especially between his legs. Lloyd has to be sleeping with this guy. I don’t have anything intelligent to add to this rant so I’ll just go…. LOL

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Maybe Trumbo can save games for them since they’re using “not hitting” as an excuse for making this trade. No, you’d be in first place if you put SMITH IN THE 9TH INNING!

  166. There is room in my Franco skin suit for all of you…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, this thing is roomy!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Maikel: even me?

      • especially you

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Maikel: oh it is comfy in here, wait, what’s that? I just felt a someones sausage bump mine, yeah I’m out

  167. Tom says:
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    Have Lucroy & Gattis in 1 catcher OBP league. If I can handle the DL stints is Gattis + Fowler + Calhoun too much to pay for Strasburg + LaRoche + Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why are you trying to trade for injured players?

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: I have a HUGE lead in my H2H league which is why I can wait out the DL stints. If Effin gets things straightened out (I think he will – no major injury) he will be an absolute STUD because of EXTREMELY weak opponents during our playoff period. I’m not really trading for Soler. I’d eventually pick him up off the waiver as a replacement for Calhoun. In the meantime I would pick up Belt or Aoki until Soler recovered enough to pick up himself. My trade is actually Gattis+Fowler+Calhoun for Strasburg+LaRoche. I thought it might help to show who’d I replace Calhoun with.

        Your thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it, if you want

  168. GhostTownSteve says:
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    The A’s are pretty hot. Dug themselves a pretty big hole. It was weird beginning of the year. Really a very bad string of bad luck. So many one run losses.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t count them out, they seem like the kind of team that sells off pieces at the trade deadline to make a run

  169. John says:
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    trade souza for bauer or
    Souza and richards for degrom or sheilds? hold

    collebllo leonys moss rusney ozuna deshields avail to replace.

    Have Dickerson coming back so it may not be a long term need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeGrom

      • John says:
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        @Grey: favor any those OF replacements above?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna

  170. VamosALaPetco says:
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    10-team keeper league. His McCutchen for my Springer & Carrasco. Which side do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  171. Snarky Anklebiter says:
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    Any belief that Fiers recent QS was helped by Lucroy returning behind the plate, or is that just grasping?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds possible

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Snarky Anklebiter: got keep his wife (or others like most recent time) from dropping stuff on lucroy.

  172. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Grey, these guys are sitting on waivers.

    Plouffe, A Gordon, Napoli, Rollins, LaMahieu can you pick 4 to claim ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Plouffe

      • Prime_Time_Players says:
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        @Grey: Man you really have no love for Plouffe, huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spammer! Ha

  173. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Rendon activated! Since I got him back and need an outfielder drop Peterson for Joey Butler? other option is to drop Russell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

  174. ebudz says:
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    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points –
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Woke up this morning to the following trade offer: My Kluber, Brantley for his Trout, A. Sanchez, and Bolsinger…

    Worth countering with anyone to try and get Trout? This is the same team I traded away Kipnis and Freeman to for Rizzo a few weeks back! Originally I asked him if he wanted Brantley/Springer for Trout but he wants a SP upgrade… Ideally I’d like to be the one packaging 2 guys for 1 or even 3 for 2 since hopefully Rendon is returning soon and I’ll have to drop someone to activate him… Also keep in mind Myers and Soler are on waivers so I have monocles on them!

    My team:
    (1) C: R. Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Kinsler
    (1) SS: Reyes
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Springer, Brantley JD Martinez
    (1) UT: Castillo
    Bench: (n/a)

    (1) DL: A. Rendon

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Kluber, C. McHugh, L. Lynn
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (A. Wood, T. Ross, Chavez, Fiers, McCullers )

    His Team:
    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Hosmer
    (1) 2B: Kipnis
    (1) SS: Cozart
    (1) 3B: Frazier
    (3) OF: Trout, Braun, Marte
    (1) UT: Cano
    Bench: (Cain, Aoki, Freeman)

    (1) DL: n/a

    (4) SP: G. Cole, A. Sanchez, Cashner, C. Anderson
    (3) RP: McGee, Rondon, C-Mart
    Bench: (Bolsinger, Jimenez)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Trout

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: For who? You’d accept his original offer as is?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Trout in his offer

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: So who would I drop if I’m receiving Anibal and Bolsinger? Rendon can be activated off the DL so I’m already struggling with who to drop for him as it is…

            I want Trout and/or Trout and a SP but need to offer 2 or 3 guys! So in this points league, is it really worth trading away Kluber and another SP (who) and Brantley for Trout and maybe one of his SPs? If so who should I offer and what pitcher should I ask for?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d drop Anibal and Bolsinger

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Ha I still think you’re confused…I was originally offered Bolsinger and Anibal and Trout for Kluber and Brantley… so I should just do Kluber and Brantley for Trout or am I giving too much?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I wasn’t confused, I’d take Bolsinger, Anibal and Trout and drop Bolsinger and Anibal

  175. Boy Wonder says:
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    what does SPLAT mean?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause you’re boy wonder, forget it

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Didn’t get the reference? Holy guy under 40, Greyman!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

          • Boy Wonder says:
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            @Grey: lol I thought it might have been one of your phrases like “SAGNOF” or whatever..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  176. Johnny says:
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    Rubby or Jimmy Nelson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby

  177. tank1 says:
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    Trade Betts/Samardzjia for Kipnis/Lester in a keeper league? Betts is worth a 24th rounder next year. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  178. Fastpitch says:
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    Currently starting Revere as one of my 5 outfielders in a 10 team redraft ops league. Wanted steals and average. Souza is on waivers and L. Martin is a FA. I have Colabella on reserves. So of Revere,Colabella, Martin or Souza who do you like ros? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  179. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great read, man! Have less than 20 minutes battery left, in a cafe on the island paradise with WIFI but have time for y’all today!!!

    a. Dropped Semien to pick up Xander. My reasoning? Semien is on pace for 57 errors, I’m pretty sure the money ball part of OAK has figured that a Semien slump+1 error/game=not the winning recipe. I’m the idiot for starting a simian, right?

    b. Ty on McCullers! Have him everywhere now. Hopefully he’ll be great from here on out.

    Hope everyone has great matchups this week. See you all on board on Monday!!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! A. Ha B. Awesome! See you Monday, have a great one!

  180. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    I was offered AGon for Gallo and Howie Kendrick. I accepted. No brainier right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Mitchell Freedman: if this is in a redraft league people are out of their F’ing minds. i saw another on here yesterday looked about as crazy.

  181. Pete says:
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    Can you please rank Burns, Span, and Yelich in a points league with K’s being -1? I don’t own Burns but thinking he’s an add over one or both of those guys. Hitting is shallow in this league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns, Yelich

  182. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Hahn looks like he’s pretty well settled in to what he’s going to be. I could see the k rate right around 6.5, the BB rate just below 2, ERA right around where the FIP is sitting at 3.30. Definitely a command and control GB guy who can hopefully generate just enough swing and miss on the curveball given good sequencing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds so boring, winky emoticon

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Super boring

  183. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    salazar, c santana, teheran, betts, cain for j peralta, seager, brantley, lucroy? what side? is it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade so many players

  184. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. when do you think olivera gets the call and worth the stash or no guessing when dealing with mattingly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  185. Scott says:
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    Kinsler got a hit! Kinsler got a hit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  186. endershadow says:
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    14 team dynasty, 6×6 w OPS

    Send Samardjiza for Odorizzi/Semien? He also offered CMart or Hutchison instead of Odorizzi. I assume he would not sub Pineda. Semien would be a back up, replace Owings.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  187. Scott says:
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    Al Alberquerque?!? Who’s next, Jim Phoenix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  188. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Cespedes left the game today with “flu like symptoms.” That’s for sure code for hang over. Yo’ likes to party.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, good call!

  189. Crock says:
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    How much out of $100 should I bid on trumbo? It’s a 10 team h2h points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He wasn’t owned?

      • Crock says:
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        @Grey:
        Sorry. Al only league.

  190. Jay_0321 says:
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    Greybeard!

    My Wacha for his Rendon? Do it? Or should I try and pry his Free man Freddie style?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent, sure, try Freeman

  191. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Spider sense says another Napoli homer today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m gonna say Preston Tucker pinch hit homer, only b/c I forgot to switch him out

  192. Jay_0321 says:
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    Another one for ya! I recently traded Nolan for JoFer. Am I a jackwagon? Keeper league….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  193. The Dude says:
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    Pick a side:

    Souza, Tomas, Fiers

    or

    Alex Guerrero, Rusney Castillo, Gregerson

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  194. VRugg says:
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    Grey- another great read.
    I’m in in a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB

    Received this trade offer:
    Give: Grandal, Cano, and Colabello or Zobrist
    Get: Wong, Marte,, and A. Russell

    I’m thinking gotta do it. Yout thoughts? Thanks for the advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sounds good

  195. KillerB says:
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    @grey — dynasty league. Would you trade $1 unrestricted gallo for $1 restricted ozuna and $8 unrestricted Bauer? Or hold gallo?

    **restricted = requires contract next year
    **unrestricted = can be kept one additional year before requiring contract

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna side

  196. ashtray says:
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    Plouffe has batted over .300 in 3 of his 4 homestands and has batted over .200 in 1 of his 5 road trips.

    14 of his next 19 games will be at home.

    Just a little Plouffe nugget for y’all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  197. jal179 says:
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    Patience with Fowler? Love the spot and lineup

    Patience with Avisail? Cuz he’ a motha effah

    And thank you for your patience with all hese trivail 5of/bench bat questions!

    Hooray for first world problems!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues sure

  198. Snoman says:
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    Please rank these Shortstops

    1-Castro
    2-Segura
    3-Andrus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • Snoman says:
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        Thank you sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  199. ryanoger says:
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    C- Gomes
    1B- Paul Goldschmidt
    2B- Brian Dozier
    3B- Evan Longoria
    SS- Ian Desmond
    OF- Nelson Cruz, Reddick, Billy Ham
    Util- Jose Abreu, Belt

    Bench- Chris Davis

    DL- Anthony Rendón
    DL- Will Myers

    SP- Arrieta, deGrom, Salazar, Lackey, Fiers, Karns
    RP- Rosenthal, Rodney, Street, Wade Davis

    Who’s getting the boot or who should I look to sell now that Rendón is off the DL? Karns for now….? Although I’m using that spot to stream…

    thanks Grey
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Should I play Rendón and bench Longo tonight or wait and see how he does? Longo is going up against Elias (Longo’s average and OBP against Elias .143) and Rendón vs. Arrieta…thoughts?

        you da man
        ryan

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start Longo

  200. WalleyWorld says:
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    dynasty league. currently have Russell, Lawrie, Castro, and Alvarez sharing 2b/ss/3b. was offered Wong and C.Smith for my Carrasco and A. Miller. Take it? Counter with Zimmermann instead? Hold what I’ve got? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Counter with Zimm

      • WalleyWorld says:
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        @Grey: thanks! forgot to ask, same league, Cervelli or Wellington ROS. Thank you again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Welington

  201. Great White North says:
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    My Wil Myers for his Thor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  202. CMUTimmah says:
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    Had quite an emotional day yesterday… my league has CG and SO as categories in head to head…

    Had 5 pitchers already starting, but that Buehrle matchup looked tasty (ground ball pitcher vs a ground ball lineup against Taylor Jordan and his friendly ERA), so I dropped a scrub for Buehrle and benched Nelson. Nelson comes out and gets lit up… YAYYYY!!!!

    Made a messageboard comment stating my ability to see the future and benching Nelson(tempted the fantasy gods) *storm clouds and a crash of thunder*

    Then Rubby and Hughes got shelled…. and the message board lit up with “Why did you bench Nelson? He would have fit in nicely with the other guys on your team” NOoooooooO!!!!!

    I apologize to the fantasy gods via the message board *winds slows, clouds dissipate*

    Sale and Hamels have Great and Average starts respectively… and Buerhle throws his ground ball gem… Yaaaa!

    All shook out to sub 3.9 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the day… but it could have ended in 6+ and 2+ without the Buehrle shuffle. It’s an optical illusion… it’s the pleats… I swear…

    Using this site, I’m 22 games in first place (30 games/week head to head). Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  203. Alex says:
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    Trying to decide how valuable carrasco is. in my league we keep 5 (11 teams), 7×7 with obp slg hold QS.

    Would you be willing to keep him as a top 55 overall keeper or try to move him, gattis and a closer for archer if playing for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not a top 55 player

  204. Funketown says:
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    internet was down this morning … if anyone’s still listening – Stanton and JD Martinez (who i sit about 75% of time) for Altuve and Pollock. I have a 32 homerun lead and i could use speed. Fair?

    Funketown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  205. Jake from State Farm says:
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    NL only league. With Rendon back from the farm who gets the boot? Utley, Flores or Cozart? Olivera is also available. You think he will be my best option at MI over whoever stays out of Utkley, Flores, and Cozart? I also have Jed Lowrie rotting away on my DL

    • Funketown says:
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      @Jake from State Farm: blech – probably Cozart. Olivera is a flyer but probably won’t be much better this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Utley isn’t getting much category juice, but he’s hitting .300 since his nightmare April. He’s coming around a bit, he’s basically the anti-Cozart.

  206. John says:
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    1.Was looking to trade richards and souza for degrom? that overkill. Would you rather give fiers and souza?

    2.Do you like souza straight up for thor more than souza for bauer

    • Funketown says:
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      @John:
      1. too much – hold
      2. thor if you power to give

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, Fiers 2. No

  207. Prince George says:
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    12 team, H2H, keeper: David Peralta or Preston Tucker? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m giving Tucker a few more days

  208. Dickerson's Jock...Strap says:
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    stanton desmond for trout liriano who wins?

  209. Rich says:
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    Grey, who’s the better DL stash?
    Matt Cain or Derek Holland? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, Holland

  210. KarlJ says:
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    Think Segura is an upgrade ROS over Siemen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  211. Chris says:
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    Excellent write up again Grey..

    12 team Yahoo keeper with k/9 extra pitching cat.

    J.Chavez and M.Gonzalez for Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  212. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Nice work my man keep up the good work, better dl stash: iwakuma or corbin? Gotta be corbin right? Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, sure, Corbin

  213. Elwood Blues says:
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    How risky is trading for Cueto roght now in an NL Only league.. I need starting pitching.
    Also Frias or Koehler : who would you keep?
    I told you I was deperato.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit risky, seemed fine last start… Frias

  214. renDONE says:
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    Rendon got activated, only took 2 years!

    who to drop (please say pablo please say pablo)

    Pablo sandoval
    rusney castillo
    dexter fowler?

    rendon would be my new 3b.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Pablo

  215. toofar says:
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    keeper league.

    Britton or melancon ros?

    $32 harper for $38 stanton

    $11 rizzo/ chavez for Pujols/$10 scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton… Harper…Rizzo

  216. Brad says:
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    Trade Bautista for Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, likely just fair

  217. Turn Two says:
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    So I am 5th overall in our 12 team keeper league.4×4. Top 4 teams are in the money. Time to take a hard look at where I stand. Do I mortgage the future to compete.
    The top 2 teams are 30 and 20 pts ahead of me. I am 1 point out of 4th.
    Is it easier to make up ground when the categories I am struggling in is AVG (10th) ERA (8th) and 11th (WHIP)
    Overall, my counting stats aren’t bad: 3rd in HR, 4th RBI, 1st SB, 5th SVS, 6th Wins.
    Thanks for the good work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still a lot of season left you can win

  218. SteveNZ says:
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    Would you start Lake ahead of Eaton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m going Lake

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, should have been more specific. Would you start him ahead of Eaton on the reg? Would only be for a week or so until Puig is back to man the CF slot…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start Lake if he’s playing

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. I also have Gose I’ve been using at CF – is the party over with him do you think? Been awful of late.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, hasn’t looked good lately, no one on the Tigers has been good for 2 weeks

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: Yeah – still can’t bring myself to stream anyone against them, though. Miggy casts a long (and broad) shadow…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And wobbly after a few drinks

  219. Primetime says:
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    How you feel about lucroy ROS?

    Gomez or Brantley keeper LEAGUE?

    Seager or c Santana ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez…Seager

  220. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team, 5×5, yahoo public league.

    give- Gerrit Cole, Jason Kipnis.
    get- Chris Archer, Nelson Cruz, Joey Gallo.

    is Archer going to continue this good / better than Cole the rest of the season?

    MY TEAM
    CA- Gattis. 1B- Goldschmidt. 2B- Kipnis. 3B- Arenado. SS- Desmond. OF- Cespedes. OF- Span. OF- LMartin. UT- HKendrick. UT- Seager.
    BN- Yelich, Rios, Gallo.
    DL- Werth. DL- d’Arnaud.
    SP- Price. SP- Cole. RP- Robertson. RP- Miller.
    P- Gregerson. P- Tolleson. P- Zeigler. P- McHugh.
    P- Syndergaard. P- Lynn.

    • SpecialFNK says:
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      @SpecialFNK:
      doh! Gallo on the wrong side.

      give- Gerrit Cole, Jason Kipnis, Joey Gallo.
      get- Chris Archer, Nelson Cruz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer side, it’s fair

  221. Dan says:
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    What would be your max Baez bid in 12 team league with $100 budget? I have $92 left and Aybar at SS.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $31

  222. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    dynasty league. got this offer for liriano/melancon, opp would give holliday/j.garcia/moreland. 20 team league with a bunch of added categories including assists/double plays turned/hits/put outs/OF assists/holds/relief wins/QS/k per 9
    zunino
    fielder
    forsythe
    andrus
    franco
    LF choo
    CF ozuna
    RF stanton
    util inciarte (counts as all three OF’s)
    BN owings/leonys/rios
    DL beltre/profar
    NA gallo/a-jax/tapia
    SP (5 slots, can have at most 1 BN pitcher) liriano/quintana/hammel/a.bradley/hughes/c.anderson
    RP (7 slots)- melancon/k-rob/ohlendorf/giles/betancourt/tolleson/fien (gonna drop for improvement since he was demoted for another low K rate guy, but can’t till gallo is resolved)
    DL darvish/holland/walden
    NA urias/heaney (need bradley to go back here)

    I seem to have no room for moreland, don’t like j.garcia vs liriano but melancon i might not mind moving. I need to keep at least 9 TEX players at all times on this roster (i have 11 now)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see the point

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: yeah, and i’d have to drop 2 people since trade wouldn’t be allowed unless i took gallo out of NA spot.

  223. King Felix Targaryen says:
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    Does this trade I just made in my dynasty league call for a celebration?

    My Bauer and Thor for his Rizzo, McCullers and Blake Snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid

  224. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey,
    Is Soler droppable?
    189 AB 50Hits 4HR 19RBI .265 Avg. .402 SLG
    Is 200 At Bats a pretty good judge of a players ability?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, but sure

      • Joe Shmoe says:
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        @Grey: wait until the allstar break?

  225. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    Trevor Bauer at KC tonight…SON = -10.4 (yes negative 10.4, I was surprised) ,10-team 5×5 mixed league…. start him tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Gray, as always your words are the first i read in the morning! Thanks for the advicertainment

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  226. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    shit yeah, rendon day. got him back in in the one NL only where he’s one of two keepers (over puig) along with rizzo. dynasty league with 14 teams. just took this one over, roster seems to have way too many steals and little other stuff. i sent out that i’m moving b.hamilton. got an offer of kemp, who does count as all OF spots in yahoo. but this team isn’t competing for this year likely, and am apprehensive about giving up future value for a dude who may have had his last gasp in the 2nd half of last year.
    d’arnaud (in active slot since i ran out of DL spots with byrd hurt)
    howard
    altuve
    c.davis
    segura
    LF tucker
    CF marte
    RF streamer (was grichuk)- butler
    util delino
    BN lind/kang/b.hamilton
    DL – werth/byrd
    NA – dahl/bell/sano/a.jax
    This team was weak at RF before Byrd got hurt. By league rules we have to have 3 or 4 of our 4 BN spots be hitters, to prevent P hoarding, which works out, since in a 14 teamer the streamers are great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: ask for more, or better (i.e. future better) for billy ham.

  227. Nightpandas says:
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    Salazar for Jones?

    Keeper league have a loaded offence and getting killed in pitching (15 teams )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  228. Knighttown says:
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    Looking to add an arm. What kind of pitcher should KRod/RZimm get me back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Carrasco? Maybe Salazar?

  229. Ty says:
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    Just got caught up with Silicon Valley. I never thought watching awkward men could be so damn hilarious!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  230. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I just stashed Baez in all my leagues. The Cubs got him playing 3rd and if it’s like their 2b experiment last year it means 5 games. I think at the very least he will a valuable trade asset. I had that Rubby-Folty pitchers duel go on 1 of my teams yesterday with a side of Karns and Yimi woo hoo blew the whole week in 1 day, dropped 5 cats yay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  231. Ulysses says:
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    blockbuster trade in h2h category roto league. I am trying to land an ace as my mchugh tyson ross tandem is not working out.

    i give
    stanton
    altuve
    mchugh

    i get
    mccutchen
    price
    wong

    what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  232. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    some twit (who has like 7 top 50 prospects on his team, since clearly before i joined it late last year few people knew what they were doing) dropped franco in 12 team dynasty with deep benches. OPS and slugging added with holds. H2H league. who’s drop (likely one of alonso/crawford)
    norris
    forsythe
    pedroia
    crawford (while he’s hot)
    harrison
    LF upton
    CF cain
    RF calhoun
    util polanco
    BN segura/E5/alonso
    DL soler/mesoraco/morneau
    NA alcantara/tapia/t.anderson
    SP bauer/carrasco/kluber/richards/cashner/carmart/happ/c.anderson/bolsinger/wada/arrieta RP – K-Rod/Rodney (i’ll be happy when he loses his job, i’ll go to 3 closers, 3 holds guys)/cecil/perkins/tazawa/ohlendorf (in SP slot)

  233. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hi my name is Toe Knee and i’m a middle infielder junkie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  234. Dommattingly says:
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    Would you drop Avisail for Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, sure

  235. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    give dickerson guerrero siegrist
    get price, zobrist

    ops holds league
    who wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price side

  236. Jerry says:
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    Hey Grey! Two things:

    1. Drop Correa, Kendrick or Murph?

    2. Bruce or Reddick?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Murphy 2. Reddick

  237. Great White North says:
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    I think Baez got treated like shit by Dylan in Don’t Look Back. Just sayin’.

  238. Groovy says:
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    Tyson Ross for seager? Stuck with pablo and gallo presently….too little…. Too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fairish, take Seager

  239. goodfold2 says:
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    14 team roto redraft with no ERA, just whip, K’s and BB’s. 60 moves left for year (about 3.5 per week) my staff is happ/fiers/arrieta/buchholez/bauer/carrasco/c.anderson/heston. dropping heston for any of
    jaime @ LAD (SON loves it)
    walker vs TB (i’m guessing if he kills it again he’s the add for sure longer term)
    ubaldo @HOU (SON hates it but he’s been much better than he should be, except his whip isn’t good lately)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see any reason to

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: if walker kills it again though he becomes add i’m guessing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  240. Cheese says:
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    Harper for rizzo and Tomas. 12 team standard + OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, it’s fair

      • Cheese says:
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        @Grey: what if I could choose between Russell, Tomas and Alvarez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take Tomas

  241. Crock says:
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    How much out of $100 should I bid on trumbo? It’s a 10 team AL only h2h points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And you need him? I’d bid $61

  242. SteveNZ says:
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    Be super if the White Sox could take the lead here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would work for me

  243. Nightpandas says:
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    Nightmare on Elm Street marathon on…can’t beleive they scared me as a kid….so much cheese

    Offered Greinke, Nicky Mart, Fatolo for Rodon, Ross, Ventura

    Thinking of countering for Greinke with Ross and Ventura (keeper)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, haven’t seen them since… Sure, try to counter

  244. Henry says:
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    10 team h2h obp

    Was offered Goldy, Gomez, and Souza for my Harper, Springer, Carlos Santana. I feel like I should take it but santana and springer are so much more valuable in OBP im not sure.

    Thanks Grey!

  245. goodfold2 says:
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    wow, now that’s a stupid way to end a game, with taylor at 2nd and robinson at first with two outs and rendon up robinson gets picked off of first. they were only down 1 run, even if they both were thinking to steal shouldn’t they try to get the game tied first before they go about stealing 2nd when it’s currently occupied

  246. Gray's sports almanac says:
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    Anybody know why Kevin Jepsen closed the game out for Tampa Bay tonight?

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Gray’s sports almanac: Box threw 30 + pitches last night, the next 4 hitters in the M’s lineup in the 8th were left handed.

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Fred Garvin MP: Sorry, 3 of the next 4

  247. Great White North says:
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    In a roto league very similar to an RCL (200 IP, 1 DL slot), I was just offered Lester and Bolsinger for Wil Myers by the first place team. I am in third. I have to accept, right?

    C Stephen Vogt
    1B Jose Abreu
    2B Addison Russell
    3B Nolan Arenado
    SS Xander Bogaerts
    2B/SS Jung Ho Kang
    1B/3B Chris Davis
    OF Bryce Harper
    OF Carlos Gonzalez
    OF Delino DeShields
    OF Yasmany Tomas
    OF Austin Jackson
    UTIL Billy Burns
    Bench Wil Myers
    DL Travis d’Arnaud

    P Tyson Ross
    P Jake Arrieta
    P Joakim Soria
    P Jake McGee
    P John Axford
    P Brad Ziegler
    P Shawn Tolleson
    P Tsuyoshi Wada
    P Michael Blazek
    Bench Mike Fiers
    Bench Jesse Chavez

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