When Jonathan Lucroy vetoed the trade to the Indians this past weekend, I thought we were going to find out Lucroy was Joey Lauren Adams in Chasing Amy.  Other teams were going to try and convert him into one of their players, but he was always going to continue to play for the other team.  Then, at some point, he was going to describe oral sex in insane, graphic detail, using balls, bats, and a gear shift, and other teams were just going to give up trying to get him to play for their team.  Then it turned out the Brewers were not going to be “Holden” him forever, you can “Banky” on it.  Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress were Chinese finger-cuffed to each other and sent to the Rangers for Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz.  By the way, Luis/Lewis is the Spanish version of tomato-tomahto.  I wonder what the Brewers finally said to Lucroy.  “We love you, but, dude, if you really love this organization, you’ll get the eff out of here.  Go!”  Then cried in the rain all super-weepy like Ben Affleck.  So, Lucroy gets a small boost in value from the lineup, but the stadium change is nearly a push.  As for Jeremy Jeffress, who is Jason Lee in this scenario, will work set up for Sam Dyson, who will keep the job.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Beltran – Traded to Rangers for their top pitching prospect, Dillon Tate.  Maybe there was a smell about him that the Rangers didn’t like.  Wait, that’s Dillon Taint.  Beltran fills the Rangers’ need for a super old guy who loves to strikeout in the playoffs on nasty curveballs.  This does little to Beltran’s value.  I mean, he’s 39 years old, nowhere is going to change his value.  He’s a Zombino that will mash and eat brain custard if healthy, and that “if” is the size of the caution tape aides have put around Clinton to avoid her using her own server.

Joey Gallo – Optioned back to Triple-A.  At least they didn’t trade him for an aging outfielder or overrated catcher.

Jay Bruce – Traded to the Mets for Dilson Herrera (okay, there are too many Herreras in the major leagues already — wait your turn, Dilson) and Max Wotell.  I like how the Mets’ PR department spun this, “The Mets acquired the NL leader in RBIs.”  Yeah, RBIs are something that always translates from team to team.  Sure, in Metco, batting between Neil Walker and Wilmer Flores (assuming Yoenis is injured), is an RBI paradise.  RBIs are solely about the player.  No other factors.  Sure, right, sarcastic interjection.  I’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop on Bruce, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the move to the Mets starts the falling Timmmmmmberland.

Jon Niese – Reacquired by the Mets.  This move was actually for Bartolo.  He said he wanted more shade from the sun to avoid melanoma, and Jon Niese’s nose is just what the doctor ordered.

Matt Reynolds – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer as he plays shortstop for Reyes.  Would’ve preferred if Reynolds waited a day to hit a home run because I have a bid in on him in an NL-Only league.  Oh, wellskis.

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  After the Mets’ game, their management said, “Please, don’t worry, we will get Flores out of the lineup as soon as we can.”

Gary Sanchez – Brian Cashman said on the YES Network that Sanchez could be called up as soon as Wednesday.  Though, I’m not sure you’re allowed to say anything negative on YES.  Sanchez has big-time power and plate discipline.   He also should be eligible at catcher, but is not in ESPN leagues (DH-only), though he is a catcher in Yahoo.  Allah forbid, we were to all get on the same page with position eligibility.

Jose Peraza – With the move of Bruce, Peraza should have everyday playing time.  I went to look for him on waivers in my leagues where I needed steals, and I found out I was about three days and a FAAB dollar short on all of them.

Archie Bradley – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  He’s pitching on the next level.  Unfortch, the levels are going down.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .355 as he returned to the lineup.  Holy Cheezits, I just realized something.  Daniel Murphy could win the NL MVP.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .263.  He had six homers in July (top month for power), and stole four bases with a .272 average (top month for average).  Compared to his breakout season:  he hit .287 in the 1st and 2nd half.  Though, six homers in a month would match his career high for power.

Joe Smith – Acquired by the Cubs.  Captain Joe Smith should work behind Strop and Rondon, and continue to harbor resentment at Elizabeth Warren being called Pocahontas.

Kyle Hendricks – 9 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  He has the third best ERA in the major leagues at 2.22.  More like Kyle HendZOINKS!

Adam Conley – 4 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners (6 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  His home ERA is 2.88.  Guess where this game was.  Go ahead, I have faith in you.

Hector Santiago – Traded to the Twins for Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer.  This is like the Chess Club announcing they added a new kid to the team on the same day that the high school football team won the state championship.

Max Kepler – 4-for-6, 6 RBIs and three home runs (12, 13, 14).  And here’s the president of the Chess Club!  “Can you talk about rook to Queen-3?  Kepler!”  Damn, too much press around him now.  Any hoo!  Talk about picking the worst day to have a massive game.  Dude, you’re not even going to be the back page lead on the trading deadline day.

Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 5 Ks as he was recalled.  I imagine there’s going to be some ups and downs like how I rock your moms to sleep, but Berrios does have the stuff to be an ace.  Unlikely this year, but keepers should take notice.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Damn, I was thisclose to grabbing him for the batty call.  Stupid non-Blink move!

Joe Mauer – 4-for-5, 4 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .268.  Looks like Mauer will get to ten homers, which I didn’t think was possible.  You know, the same number of homers as Michael Conforto, who hasn’t been relevant since April.

Danny Salazar – 2 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.38.  That’s his 4th bleh start out of five and this one came against the Max Kepler All-Stars.  I don’t want to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but he did have an arm issue going into the All-Star break, and he’s headed for an MRI.

Steve Pearce – Was re-reacquired by Orioles.  *counting ‘re’s on fingers*  Or is that re-re-reacquired by the Orioles?  *writes Pearce’s years with Orioles on one hand’s fingers, writes ‘re’ on the other hand’s fingers*  Okay, now I just have a bunch of crap written on my fingers and still don’t know.  Pearce was with the Orioles twice before.  Whatevs, he’s a bench/platoon guy.

Andrew Benintendi – Called up by the Red Sox.  Wow, was this the biggest Monday in fantasy baseball ever?  I need a spritz, a massage and a Fanta.  I’m so giddy, I’m going to now start randomly quoting Eastbound & Down.  Mammy told me about your tomfoolery in the toolshed.  Mammy tells me you put a spoon up your behind and then sniffed it.  Is this true, Mammy?  You misunderstood, Mammy, that was love!  I’m now going to place a handkerchief to my forehead and pass out.  When I awaken, I will tell you about Andrew Benintendi.  Okay, so the Red Sox wouldn’t call him up to sit and he has a .312 average, 9 homers and 16 steals in 97 games in the minors.  If you don’t have room for him, make it!  Mammy, would want that.

Fernando Abad – This bullpen piece was traded to the Red Sox.  David Ortiz asked if he could wear Fernando around his neck on a gold chain, because he’s a “Abad man,” but the Red Sox haven’t agreed to that yet.

Craig Kimbrel – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save as he was activated from the DL.  “May all of your closers return from injury as fast as Kimbrel.”  Thank you, imaginary fortune cookie that I’m picturing reading.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4 and his 22nd homer, hitting .306.  If I win my Scout league (I’m two points out of first), it will be in large part due to Betts.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.91.  I wonder if all the hitters yesterday were mentally drained thinking they were about to get traded at any point, so when it came time for the games, they had nothing left.  That’s for every offense’s hitters except the Twins, which makes sense since no one would be trying to trade for them.

James Paxton – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.93.  Every time we’re out, he pulls us back in.  I will call him Streamer Corleone.

Steve Cishek – 2/3 IP, 1 ER.  The end is unlikely near, but if it is, Edwin Diaz would be the grab.  I also briefly entertained picking up the other Mariners’ setup man, Tom Wilhelmsen, but I thought about how I’d prefer to be handcuffed to a piano while scuba diving.

Francisco Liriano – Acquired by the Blue Jays.  I mention this on the podcast that is coming later today (I also interview B-Real of Cypress Hill on the podcast — insert multiple exclamation marks), but I think the Pirates were the biggest winners at the trading deadline.  Not by what they acquired, but by dumping Liriano.  I imagine the Pirates drove Liriano to the airport like you would drive your mother-in-law to the airport after the holidays.  “No, we’re not going back to the house for the toothbrush you left, instead, I will mail you a case of new toothbrushes.  You can’t miss your flight.”

Scott Feldman – 0 IP, 1 ER, as he was also acquired by the Blue Jays.  I get it, the Blue Jays want Aaron Sanchez out of the rotation, but they could’ve just pitched Jesse Chavez and Drew Hutchison in the rotation rather than acquire two of the worst pitchers in the league.

Troy TulowitzkiJays are confident Tulo will avoid the DL.  Have they seen Tulo’s track record?  Not sure how confident I would be.

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 13 Ks.  Damn, there was some pitching yesterday.  Stroman has alternated good start with not-so-good start for the last six games, so the time to grab him was before yesterday’s game.  His ERA is at 4.74, so obviously there’s been a bunch of terrible starts mixed in.  The Stream-o-Nator liked yesterday’s start, but doesn’t love his next one.  I could go either way with it, which shows the problem.  I have no faith in him.

Doug Fister – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  He was supposed to be on paternity leave yesterday, but Fister’s wife still hasn’t gone into labor.  She might be scared to spread her legs around Fister.

Will Harris – 2/3 IP, 1 ER and his 3rd blown save, and 2nd blown save in as many appearances.  The time to grab Ken Giles was about six weeks ago, but there’s still time (if he’s not owned in your league).

Aledmys Diaz – Hit the DL as he was diagnosed with a hairline fracture of his thumb moments after weekly lineups were set.  Ugh, put those stats in a ziplock.

Brandon Guyer – Traded to the Indians.  Cleveland is a top six offense, and the Rays were a bottom three hitting team.  Progressive is a top three field this year, Tropicana is a bottom five field every year.  Guyer is a platoon player and none of the preceding matters.  Hashtag all preceding matters!

Juan Uribe – Designated for assignment.  Now, if the Indians win the World Series, Uribe can look forward to getting a ring that features a topaz-colored lollipop.

Ivan Nova – Acquired by the Pirates.  It’s off limits for the Yankees to be selling at the trade deadline while the Pirates are buying, so this move was written off as a ‘change of scenario’ deal where maybe Nova can figure out his stuff under the tutelage of Ray Searage — or simply Ray Tutelage.

Will Smith – Traded to the Giants.  Now they just need to bridge the 4th inning to the 6th inning for Peavy, Samardzija and Cain starts.

Matt Moore – Traded to Giants.  Wait!  Maybe they don’t need to worry about Peavy or Cain anymore.  Moore gets a boost in value from this trade.  Tropicana and AT&T are essentially a push, but NL West vs. AL West is like Andre the Giant vs. Salvatore Bellomo.  I’m not grabbing Moore in any 12-team mixed leagues, but I wouldn’t have streamed him prior to this move, and now I’m considering owning him and would stream him.

Andrew Susac – Acquired by the Brewers.  If Susac gets the job as the starting catcher in Milwaukee, I will speak more effusively about him at that time.  Right now, he’s in the minors.  Look at Grey, holding back some sexy, upside info!  Plus, Grey, nice usage of effusive.  Also, love the way you drop some third person in your writing.

Hernan Perez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Okay, just put this hot schmotato on all my teams already and stop playing games!

Chris Carter – 1-for-4 and his 25th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and third in four games.  Yesterday, I said something like he can hit a dozen homers the rest of the way.  Today, I’m saying eleven more.

Travis Jankowski – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 19th and 20th steals.  Padres don’t need to trade for players to finish in 4th place.  Nah’mean?!

Matt Duffy – Headed to the Rays, because they need to have a Matt on their team.  “Yo, I’m here.”  Shut up, Matt Andriese.

Chris Archer – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  Solid start, and Imma let you finish, but Duffy had one of the best starts of the year!

Danny Duffy – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 1 Walk, 16 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  What the flippety-flap?!  You’re worse than Kepler!  What are you, president of the Oratory club?  4-H?  3M?  2 Legit 2 Quit?  1 Bad Motherf*cker?  Hayzeus Cristo, what a gorge game.  Not to make this all about me, but, well, ya know.  In 65 2/3 IP that I’ve owned Duffy, he has 77 Ks and a 2.74 ERA and 0.99 WHIP.  So, ya know, he’s kinda been doing this for the last two months.  And this is a league where I don’t hold anyone, and I’ve held him.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer.  He’s done ishkabibble in the last week, but might be the sign he’s coming out of it.

Paulo Orlando – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .323.  He has hits in six of his last ten games with two homers and two steals.  Sounds like we have a light schmotato here.

Jesse Chavez – Acquired by the Dodgers.  I bet this is one of those moves that looks like nothing at the time, then Chavez ends up a solid starter in September when McCarthy, Hill, Norris or Kazmir are visited by DLzebub.

Josh Reddick – Acquired (with Rich Hill, who I’ll get to) by the Dodgers for Frankie Montas, Grant Holmes, and Jharel Cotton, a group that sounds like cast members of Melrose Place.  Reddick had to get out of Oakland.  With Semien and Reddick together, Tipper Gore was threatening to have their games classified TV-MA.  I like this move for Reddick’s value.  Lineup is better, and the pitchers’ park in LA won’t affect him, if he wasn’t bothered by Oakland.

Rich Hill – As previously mentioned, Dodgers grabbed Hill too.  Hill gets a nice boost in value too.  Dodger Stadium is a solid place to pitch, and it’s NL over AL.  Hopefully, Los Angeles autograph seekers don’t embarrass themselves too much by asking Rich Hill for a sniglet.

Yasiel Puig – With the addition of Reddick, Puig took the biggest hit on value.  I.e., he got Reddick’d over.  So, the Dodgers said he’s headed to the minors, but, rather than taking it sitting down (literally), Puig stormed off the Dodgers’ flight.  The Dodgers have called in Tom Hanks to film a “There’s no crying in baseball” short called, “In A Puig Of His Own.”

 
  1. Justin says:
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    Hiya Grey,

    Great write-up as always. If Sanchez does get the call, would you hold with Contreras or swap the 2?

    Also, any concerns with Bregman (like he will get the AJ Reed back to the minors treatment)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: I’d hold Willson for now… Bregman could be sent back if he doesn’t start hitting

      • Joey says:
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        Minor Legue studs not ready for varsity team yet in AJ REED and Bregman. I’ve grabbed them both when the timing was right and they were HUGE disappointments. Dropping Breg right now for Pedro Alvarez as a bench spot.

        • Joey says:
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          Grey…hopefully tomorrow’s post touches on Bregman. I want to dump him as a bench slot and added available: Brandon Moss, Pedro Alvarez, or Carlos Santana. All avail and had great nights tonight. Also I was offered trade of Benintendi for Joc Pederson. What’s your smack on that? :). Thx

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Just want to thank you for curing my mom’s insomnia. Her trips to the basement to nag me have become much less frequent!

  3. Brian says:
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    Would you drop McCutchen to take a flyer on Benintendi? If it doesn’t work out Napoli or Saunders is on the wire. Do I continue to wait on Cutch? Seems like a lost year.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Brian: Hold

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Brian: agree with CD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Agree with others

  4. Ryan says:
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    Would you drop Ellsbury for Benintendi? 12 team redraft league

    • S P says:
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      @Ryan: Does Ellsbury have top 50/100 overall upside at this point? Cause Benintendi does.

      • Ryan says:
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        @S P: Yeah, this is definitely where I’m leaning. Just wanted to make sure I’m not crazy for thinking of dropping Ellsbury for him

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @Ryan: Ellsbury isnt running much since hurting his hip and he is getting caught stealing a lot so yes i would

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ryan: yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Unlikely

  5. Herr Drumpf says:
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    5×5, 12 team auction keeper. At basically the same salary, rank Piscotty, Polanco and Sano for 2017-2019. And are any of them more valuable than Harper for the rest of this season?

    Nice Elizabeth Warren reference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herr Drumpf: Thanks! Polanco, Piscotty, not more valuable than Harper

  6. Chris says:
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    Would you cut kintzler for cody allen who was dropped after the miller trade. Cle hasn’t announced who will close and could play matchups. Miller wasn’t used in the 9th today for what it’s worth. Allen gets k’s where kintzler doesnt. Kintzler doesnt get alot of save opps. Allen may get as many as him if he isn’t the full time closer. I am just trying to improve my team here and trying to look at all angles. Thx

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chris: Allen over Kintzler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Sure, you can try it

  7. Chris says:
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    Miller is also the only lefty in the pen.

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great lede and write-up!!!

    a. First off, I didn’t appreciate the true mastery in your moniker ‘Fantasy Master Lothario’ until yesterday when you told me to start Duffy and I was like thanks because I almost benched him. Thank you a million times over!!!

    b. Am in a rush, going to the field. So…..

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (August 2)

    Paramedic: On my count. One,two,three. Get a monitor on her. I need o2 sat. Okay,she’s going into respiratory failure.
    Ethan: What-What does that mean?
    Paramedic: She’s not getting enough oxygen. We need to intubate. Respiratory failure.
    Paranedic: What’s your name?
    EthanL Ethan.
    Ethan,how long has lauren been out?
    I-I don’t know. She-She sounded wed. That’s why i rushed over to her place.
    Paramedic: Start positive pressure ventilation at 100% oxygen.
    Can you be more specific?
    Ethan: She-Shwas mumbling her words. She-She said her head hurt.
    Paramedic: Pupils areixed and dilated. No corneal reflex.
    Dr. Alexx: Sounds like a subarachnoid hemorrhage. I’ll do a spinal tap.
    Dr. Alexx: Has lauren been ill? Ethan,has lauren been sick?
    Ethan: Yeah,the flu. Is this the swine thing?
    Dr. Alexx: No,this isn’t the flu.
    Paramedic: Doctor,please Cardiac arrest. What is with th girl?
    Ethan: Lauren!
    Paramedic: She’s in systole. Okay.
    Ethan: Lauren!
    Paramedic: Epi. I’m starting chest compressions.
    Ethan: Lauren!
    Paramedic: Ic,please,get him out of here.
    Calleigh: Come on,ethan. Here we go,sweetheart Let’s go. It’s gonna be okay,all right? Justgot to give ’em some space.
    Dr. Alexx: Still no rhythm,alexx. Get those paddles ready. Another dose of bicarb. Defib doesn’t working asystole. Could be fine v-Fib. Charge to 0.
    Paramedic: clear.
    Calleigh: Ethan Anyone you want me to call?
    Ethan: Yeah,my mom and dad. I got-Got their number on my cell phone.
    Calleigh: Sure. You’re going to propose.
    Ethan: Yeah. I’ll just wait until she gets better,you know. She,uh– She likes ice cream after she’s sick,so i’m just goa slip it in the dish.
    Calleigh: That’s cool. Yeah.
    Ethan: She looked a lot better yesterday,so i figure maybe today’s the day.
    Calleigh: I’m sure she going to be okay. You said she w going to be okay.
    Ethan: Hey,man Alexx,what happened?
    Dr. Alexx: I need you to get horatio down here,please.
    Calleigh: Why?
    Dr. Alexx: ‘Cause that girl was murdered. And in my experience,you may have your number one suspect right here (cue the queue of sunglasses).

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. Nice! B. Good luck! C. Haha

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Made it back! A huge black rain cloud followed us the entire way back. Fortunately as you can Frank Voila see, we made it just ahead of the heavy rains!!!

        Cheers,
        Ante

  9. BreadnButter says:
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    Max Kepler or Josh Reddick?

  10. Robert says:
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    Bregman or Benitindi for utility spot?
    Drop Wellington for Sanchez?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Robert: Bregman and hold the Beef, not sure how much playing time Sanchez gets, with McCann still in NY.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Benintendi…Welington

  11. Chris says:
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    If you needed steals would you add peraza or jankowski? Would you cut will harris if you owned giles for one of them? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Peraza….I wouldn’t cut Harris

  12. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Top notch. Methinks the same about Chavez-he was a super reliable SP prior to Tor.

  13. William Hung says:
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    should I drop McCanns Cans for Gary Sanchez?

    • William Hung says:
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      @William Hung: actually, I just noticed that someone dropped Evan Gattis for Herrera. So my revised Q is: should I drop McCanns Cans for Sanchez or Gattis?

      • William Hung says:
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        @William Hung: Dammit, I didn’t tag you… @Grey: Should I drop McCanns Cans for Sanchez or Gattis?

  14. Q says:
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    Solarte or Healy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Solarte

  15. JOE says:
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    hey grey do you see any holes in my team and if so let me know where you think i can improve. 12 team dynasty league 7×7. Thank you!

    C: JT Realmuto
    1b: Anthony Rizzo
    2b: daniel murphy
    3b: manny machado
    ss: xander bogarts
    of: mookie betts
    of: starling marte
    of: gregory polanco
    util: charlie blackmon
    util: christ carter/adam eaton
    bench: forsythe
    bench: duda
    NA: victor robles
    NA: JP Crawford
    NA: nick williams
    NA: Brendan rodgers

    SP: Bumgarner
    SP: Carlso carrasco
    sp: julio teheran
    sp: carlos rodon
    sp: vincent velasquez
    sp: marco estrada
    sp: chris tillman
    sp: rick porcello
    sp: john lackey
    sp: yordano ventura
    sp: anthony desclafani
    rp: AJ ramos
    rp: Sam dyson
    rp: Tony watson
    rp: jeremy jeffress
    rp: tony cingrani
    NA: lucas Giolito
    NA: Julio Urias
    NA: Shelby Miller

    • Packers says:
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      @JOE: We don’t know who is available in your league, but Forsythe and Miller are two guys you could drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JOE: Agree with Packers….Logan, Duda, Miller are all kinda bleh… You look weak on power, but I’d look at categories in my league more than just teams

      • Joe says:
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        logan and Duda Are the best bats available lol it’s a deep league. I just traded severino for Miller with the hopes of Miller being traded and that back fired tremendously. What do you mean look at the categories in my league more that the teams?

        • Grey

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          If I were down by 20 steals to the next team, and down by only one homer, it wouldn’t matter if my team looked weak in steals, I’d forget steals and go for power

          • Joe says:
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            Ohhhh that’s what you meant. It’s head to head

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And what category do you continually lose in?

              • Joe says:
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                Power and rbis, coach. Should I move Blackmon for Bruce and matz?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure

  16. Chucky says:
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    Drop Duvall for Kepler, 12T Dynasty?

  17. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up as usual. So I had Berrios stashed, and when he was called up- I stashed benitendi. Well now I have a log jam on my team and I was hoping you could provide some clarity. Going to try to trade today, but if they doesn’t happen, I’ll need to drop someone.

    12 team h2h mixed league, standard 5×5 categories:

    C: Gattis
    1B: E5
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Khris Davis, Starlin Marte, Harper
    Util: Votto, David Dahl
    Bench: Semien, yasmany Tomas (I switch utility and bench daily based on matchup)
    NA: Benetendi (a good problem to have?)

    SP: Salazar, Hendricks, Darvish, Skaggs, Taillon, Colon, Duffy, Shoemaker, Guerra, Berrios
    RP: Maurer. Estevez, Krod, Britton
    DL: Glasnow, Joe Ross

    Thanks Grey!

    #1

  18. Wombat says:
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    Great stuff! So I take it, if you were going to pony up some FAAB cash for a starter, you’d take Hill over Moore? Thanks!

      • Wombat says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  19. The Guy says:
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    Drop Jeffress for Jim Johnson at this point?

  20. Tony C says:
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    Great stuff Grey on this momentous day in fantasy baseball. I need a speculative add for a closer between Bedrosian and Diaz of Seattle. Which one is closest and which do you prefer? Is Aaron Sanchez droppable with the news that he’s soon bound for the bullpen in Toronto? Thanks as always.

    • Tony C says:
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      Ken Giles is also available here

      • Grizza3569 says:
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        @Tony C: Diaz has been named closer

        • CMUTimmah says:
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          @Grizza3569: I wouldn’t drop Sanchez until he’s actually in that bullpen…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Diaz, drop Sanchez

  21. Will says:
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    Benintendi or Gary Sanchez? Need OBP. Yahoo league, so could use Sanchez at C over Gattis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Benintendi

  22. Tony C says:
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    In another league….12 team H2H I dropped yasmany Tomas last night to pick up Hernan Perez. Flores and Howie Kendrick are also available. Good move?
    Also please rank ROS: Bregman, Benitendi and Kepler.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Sounds fine… Kepler, Benintendi

  23. M says:
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    do you like any of these?
    give up Beltran and Votto for Betances and Kendricks
    give up Nunez Beltran Matt Carpenter for Betances Quintana G. Cole

    im set at 1b and ss with Votto Carpenter Profar Turner
    I don’t love losing Beltran my OF is L. Cain A. Dickerson Just Dong Melky Ellsbury
    I would like another closer and SP as my staff is,
    SP-Liriano Kluber Price Guerra Hamels
    RP- Rondon Street Rodney Maurer

  24. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Plenty of Benintendi questions! I think people just like typing Benintendi…

    1) Benintendi or Reddick (who also made the recap)? Guessing Benintendi!

    2) With Watson moved to the 9th, I have one surplus closer. Who goes from Watson, Dyson, Madson, and Mauer? Torn on the last two, leaning Mauer even though Madson has been miserable lately.

    Thanks. Looking forward to the pod later!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: 1) Try the rook (didn’t type it) 2) Maurer

  25. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft mixed

    I have Casilla, Oh, and Barret to close

    Thornburg or Ken Giles ROS?

    Thanks!

  26. JoeG414 says:
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    NYPD Blue quote of the day :

    Det. Greg Medavoy: Don’t you keep a daily log or something?

    Bus Dispatcher: Daily log. What do I look like, Captain Kirk?

  27. Matty says:
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    I guess the Lucroy move means uh-oh Chirinos for my deep two catcher league.

    In a deep dynasty I have Segura, Story, and Nunez for my SS spot and a UTIL spot. Who should be the odd man out going forward and what caliber of pitching should I be targeting?

    Thanks.

    • Matty says:
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      @Matty:
      I almost forgot about Baez in my embarrassment of riches (and Schoop on 2B).
      Does that change the calculus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Ha, yup…. Nunez, maybe Lester? Prolly Lackey or Hammel

  28. Reid-A-Book says:
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    Good morning!!

    Reddick, Khris Davis, or Naquin going forward?

    Thanks! Have a great day!

      • Reid-A-Book says:
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        @Grey: muchas gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  29. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Orlando Arcia called up. Rookie-nookie in full effect!

  30. RePete says:
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    Trade away Stras for Carrasco and Kluber in a 14-Team H2H OBP Keep 5 Forever League to improve my pitching?

    My SPs: Strasburg, Martinez, Tanaka, Roark, Walker, Gausman, Eovaldi, Andriese, De Leon

    Possible Keepers: Betts, Stanton, Bogaerts, Polanco, Sano, Strasburg

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @RePete: Yes

  31. Rusty Arms says:
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    Busy days for you this week I bet. Utility position. I have Yasmany and looking to updated. Reddick. Benintendi or Mazara or hold. 2nd question. I have Harris and losing faith in him rapidly. Drop him for Giles or Thormborg? Which one. Great job as usual!

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Rusty Arms: is diaz available,he is closer now

      • Rusty Arms says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC: no someone picked him up yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rusty Arms: Thanks! Benintendi… I’d hold Harris for now

  32. M8tt says:
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    Liriano and Votto OR Marco Estrada and Cespedes?

    Love the work as always.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @M8tt: Cespedes side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M8tt: Thanks! Agree with MP

  33. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty 6×6 h2h. k/bb and QS instead of w; don’t use holds. acquired danny duffy and need to drop 1 of the following. pretty sure i know who you’ll recommend (cough liriano cough) but figured i’d ask anyway.
    Neris, Papelbon, Liriano, josh harrison, jaime garcia.

    rest of roster is wilson ramos, ortiz, kipnis, correa, bryant, stanton, marte, cruz, beltre, blackmon, hosmer, jose ramirez, brantley, price, jofer, melancon, madson, seung, bedrosian, dull, salazar, teheran, gausman, quintana.

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: need to drop one more. so neris, pap, harrison. probably comes down to who has better odds to close next year. will proven closer pap get another shot off of FA or does neris take over for gomez somehow?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harrison?

          • Brian says:
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            @Grey: whoops. josh harrison

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lose Harrison

  34. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Please ranks ROS. Melvin, Odubel, Bregman, Jank, Kepler, H Perez, Peraza. Thanks!

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Thx! Dumped Melvin for Kepler but missed out on Perez. Stick with Odubel and Bregman or dump one for Jank or Peraza?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Lincecuminmypants says:
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            @Grey: Thx! Looking forward to listening to podcast. Hope you asked B Real if he’s planning any more collaborations with the London Symphony Orchestra: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BV3CYz34ziE

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sweet! Not yet, but might be able to get him back on for basketball season

  35. Chester says:
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    Can you help me pick 3 of the following, points league, playoff bound:

    Castellanos, Cain, Schoop, HanRam, Bregman, Benintendi, Kepler

    Appreciate it as always.

  36. AJ says:
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    Good morning Grey, what side u like?
    Stanton/Odor or Archer/Quintana? Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @AJ: depends on needs. I prefer the bats.

    • knucks says:
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      @AJ: What MP said. Do you prefer apples or do you prefer oranges? Which is best for Team AJ? Prob the apples right? Because when your league hands you apples… Anyways, needs based is what we’re saying. I’d give more info before Grey gets to your Q or you aren’t gonna get the best answer that you could. Best of luck bud!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJ: Stanton

  37. Ken says:
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    Trade Marte, Nunez, and Noah for Rizzo and T. Turner? 5×5 OBP

    Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @Ken: I might consider, if I didn’t need the arm. What kind of SP are on the wire right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ken: Hold

  38. Clive says:
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    Looking to sell in a 10 team H2H keeper. Can only keep 5 guys for next year.

    Options are:
    Rd 5 Goldschmidt
    Rd 8 Harper
    Rd 12 Strasburg
    Rd 20 Correa
    Rd 22 Moncada

    I’m trying to make a trade to get a Rd 18 Bryant, but it will likely cost me Goldy or Strasburg.. Definitely pull the trigger on Strasburg for Bryant right?

    If they don’t bite on that, would you trade Rd 5 Goldy for Rd 18 Bryant?

    Thanks!

    • Shill Team 6 says:
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      @Clive: 50 players kept? I’d throw in Moncada with Stras for Bryant. Doubt he bites though. It might fly in the right points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clive: I’d take Bryant

  39. Cheese says:
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    Great write-up as usual!

    Heyward droppable in a 10-man keeper? While its tough keeping him, it’d be tougher to see him turn it around on someone else’s roster.

    Thinking of picking up Benintendi in his stead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese: Thanks! Go for it

  40. dudeman says:
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    Hey there,

    I give salazar, f her, and han ram; I get jose bautista and baez. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • dudeman says:
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      @dudeman: meant to add its an obp league and I’m pretty sure this is a now or never kind of thing because who knows where salazars value goes

  41. Tony Montana says:
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    Just lost A. Diaz to injury. FA pool is pretty barren, so I’m really just looking for guys who play (nearly) every day, even if they’re not all that good… Options include:

    Gregorius, Flores, C Hernandez, Gyorko, Mercer, and M Gonzalez (HOU)

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Tony Montana: I’d go Didi, he plays everyday..

      • ashtray says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: He also has the highest floor. Didi won’t hurt you too bad.

        If you want counting stats out of it you’re better off taking a chance on the Hernandez or Gyorko.

  42. Jackie Moon says:
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    Mazara, Dahl, Benintendi – long term order for H2H dynasty league? Thanks

  43. CMUTimmah says:
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    The Chasing Amy open was fantastic. Well done sir. So do you think the Indians (Holden) told Lucroy that he has to have a “Three Way Trade” with another team to seal the deal?

    And in the end, did the Indians (Holden) make a comic about Lucroy using Chief Wahoo as their muse?

  44. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Drop Harris for Giles outright? Or drop Bedrosian for Giles? Thanks!

    • ashtray says:
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      @Beau Hammel: [email protected]Carlos: I’m still trying to hold Harris. His peripherals are still phenomenal (12% SwSt, 59% GB, 27% K, 4.6% BB).

      That being said, he has an ugle career 1st half/ 2nd half spilt.

  45. chris says:
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    in a 10 team H2H keeper points league, I am .500 and in a tight race for the playoffs. we can keep 4 guys at the round they are at, which is in parenthecis.

    My team:

    C Ramos (20)
    1b Goldy (1)
    2b Kinsler
    3b Beltre
    ss Segura
    of Harper (2)
    of Braun
    of Eaton
    util Miggy (2)

    B J-Up
    B T. Turner (20)
    B Bregman (20)

    P Lester
    P Carrasco (4)
    P DeGrom (20)
    P Shark
    P eickoff
    RP Bauer
    RP Guerra

    B Nola

    Was offered Daniel Murphy, Christian Yelich and Kyle Hendricks for Trea Turner + who i would be dropping (probably upton and nola).

    Murphy would push Beltre out of 3rd, yelich would push eaton out and hendricks would just replace nola. my four keepers would look like Goldy (1) Harper (2) deGrom (20) Bregman (20).

    which side do you go? Sorry for the long post!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: You’re getting three top 100 guys for one guy? Yes

  46. Relsh says:
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    My man Liriano is about to be comeback player of the year. His numbers with Martin catching: 200.1 IP 2.92 ERA 81 BB 204 K.

    On the flipside, what are the odds those Pirates pitching coaches transform Hutchison and we see him in 2017 sleeper post on him?

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

    C Perez
    1B Rizzo
    2B Odor
    3B Franco
    SS Lindor
    OF Betts
    OF JUp
    OF Myers
    UTL Hanley
    BN Bregman

    SP Archer, CMart, Hill, Matz, Duffy, Fulmer, McCarthy, Nola
    RP Colome, Harris, Maurer, Jeffress

    1) Hold Bregman (my only bench bat) or drop for Belt (just dropped him last week), Beltran , Reddick, Castellanos, J Turner, Saunders, Pederson, Naquin, Mazara, Tomas, Dahl, Moreland

    2) Drop Jeffress for Street, Thornburg, Kelley, Jones

    3) With this rotation, what additions/subtractions would you make based on the available waiver option

    Available: Snell, Conley, Moore, Taillon, Bundy, Manaea, Bailey

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

    C Perez
    1B Rizzo
    2B Odor
    3B Franco
    SS Lindor
    OF Betts
    OF JUp
    OF Myers
    UTL Hanley
    BN Bregman

    SP Archer, CMart, Hill, Matz, Duffy, Fulmer, McCarthy, Nola
    RP Colome, Harris, Maurer, Jeffress

    1) Hold Bregman (my only bench bat) or drop for Belt (just dropped him last week), Beltran , Reddick, Castellanos, J Turner, Saunders, Pederson, Naquin, Mazara, Tomas, Dahl, Moreland

    2) Drop Jeffress for Street, Thornburg, Kelley, Jones

    3) With this rotation, what additions/subtractions would you make based on the available waiver option

    Available: Snell, Conley, Moore, Taillon, Bundy, Manaea, Bailey

  49. Beau Hammel says:
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    Matz or Hendricks as possible keeper for next year? 12 team 5×5 roto with 5 keepers. My others are Trout, Odor, Cano, Cole and one of Matz, Hendricks, Longoria, or Chris Davis. T

      • Beau Hammel says:
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        @Grey: Even with his elbow issues? I was leaning towards hendricks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Spurs aren’t serious, he can have them fixed this offseason

          • Garbage Day says:
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            @Grey: Spurs kept Trump out of ‘Nam. They are a YUGE deal

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  50. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Grey,
    I’m in a 10tm H2H keeper (keep 12) with 39 moves max (no streaming, have used 10 moves)
    Have Pence on the DL still and need to drop him or move him into my roster. For now was thinking of dropping Jeffries(now set up man) and Velasquez (to pick up berrios or someone else off wire)? Do you see anyone else worth replacing knowing I only keep 12 each year. Also, in second place and fighting to win this year
    Waiver wire:
    HIT- Gyorko, Naquin, Kemp, Beltran, Gattis
    PIT- Berrios, hellickson,Gonzalez, Fiers, Bettis, C. Estevez(RP), Cishek (RP), Dyson(RP)

    My team:
    C-realmuto
    1B-Goldy
    2B- Dozier
    3B-torenado
    MI- schoop
    CI- k seager
    LF-Trumbo
    Cf- Blackmon
    RF- Braun
    Until- mcCutch
    Bn- Villar
    Bn- HanRam
    DL – pence
    SP- Madbum
    Sp- sale
    Sp-Arrieta
    RP- Briton
    RP- Jeffries
    P- Carrasco
    P-Salazar
    Bn- tanaka
    Bn- Roark
    Bn- Skaggs
    Bn- Velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Jeffress and Pence are your drops

      • MarvPesos

        John says:
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        @Grey: and out of he guys on the wire, you think Berrios is the best pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Depends on what you need

      • MarvPesos

        John says:
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        @Grey: well I think pitching will help (additional QS, K’s) and I’ll be looking to try and trade for an extra RP (or pick up Cishek). I also like realmuto but most likely won’t be keeping him so maybe Gattis is better at the catcher position

        • MarvPesos

          John says:
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          @John: sorry cancel the Cishek part. Basically if I need pitching, would you say Berrios is the best of what’s avail ?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nope

            • MarvPesos

              John says:
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              @Grey: haha I see what you did there, ok so out of: Berrios, hellickson, Gonzalez, Fiers, Bettis, Ervin Santana, Z Eflin, Paxton, who are your top two, in order?

              • Grey

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                Don’t know who Gonzalez is…Pax, Hellickson

  51. John says:
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    Need OF pop.

    Is Franco and Maybin for Ozuna reasonable?

    Franco and Maybin for Krush and hope he catches fire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Sure, Ozuna

  52. Zach says:
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    Morning Grey. In my 10 team h2h league I’d like to grab one of these guys. Who am I grabbing? Thanks

    A. Dickerson
    M. Kepler
    A. Benintendi

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Zach: Kepler

    • ashtray says:
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      @Zach: Grab Kepler now… I passed up on him because I couldn’t lose Heyward and I’ve regretted it ever since.

  53. Pat says:
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    C-Posey
    1b Miggy
    2b-Dee
    SS-Suarez
    3b Murph
    OF Odb
    OF Krush
    OF Kepler
    UTil Papi
    UTIL Cast
    Bench Naquin, Bregman, Sano DL Just Dongs

    Sp Carassco, Duff, Roark, Helly, Price, McCarthy Kershaw
    RP Thorn, Giles, Jim Johnson

    12 team,5×5 Ive been offered Sale, Calhoun, Santiago for my Carrasco, Cast, Roark….Think I should hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Sale side

  54. ashtray says:
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    In a 12 team league which 5 closers would you want ROS:

    Colome
    Dyson
    Harris
    Kintzler
    Maurer
    Watson
    Thornburg
    Jim Johnson

    Also available:
    Feliz
    Nate Jones
    Strickland
    Dull

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Colome
      Dyson
      Harris
      Thornburg
      Watson

  55. Chud says:
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    10 team full keeper trade offer: I get Sale n Didi & give Tim Anderson & Piscotty.

    Thanks!

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Chud: Sale side. I don’t see Piscotty becoming a top 5 at his position guy like Sale. Didi/Anderson are kind of a wash. Usually, I take bats over arms…. and I love Piscotty… but I like Sale a lot more in this deal.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chud: Sale side

      • Chud says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: thanks guys. The counter offer is my Piscotty/Tim Anderson/Sonnie Gray for his Sale/Starlin Castro.

  56. Db says:
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    Drop Bregman, Leonys for Peraza, jankowski, sano, gennett

    • ashtray says:
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      @Db: Redraft or keeper?

      • Db says:
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        @ashtray: redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Db: Leonys for Peraza if you need steals

      • Db says:
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        @Grey: have trea Turner,marte, trout, Lindor

        Make the move for Peraza? Steals and net steals

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  57. Db says:
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    Drop hellickson, Paxton for

    E-rod, berrios, straily, manaea, Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Db: Stream

  58. Zeus says:
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    I would think Mrs Fister would have the easiest childbirth ever. Baby just sort of falls out

    • ashtray says:
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      @Zeus: Depends on the fist. Trump, for example, has tiny baby size hands.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @ashtray: NICE!

  59. ashtray says:
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    It’s odd that the Dodgers are going to demote Puig now when his numbers are finally starting to look good…

    Lose him for Jose Peraza, Gary Sanchez, or Orlando Arcia in a keep 6 league?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @ashtray: I agree on Puig, He has 2 doubles and a single, 2 runs and 2 rbi, first game back from the DL and NOW they want to send him down….I”d hold Puig..

  60. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Looking at potential help at SP – McHugh, Walker, Taillon? Also, how is Robbie Ray so bad with that K-rate???

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @William Hung: Easy. He doesn’t hit corners. He walks 3.5/9 and leaves too many pitches over the middle of the dish. Also, Arizona is a hitters park year over year, their defense is below league average, and a little bit of bad luck mixed in. Lastly, and IMO this is the biggest reason, he pitches himself into hitters counts trying to strike everyone out.

      3-1 and you know the cheese is coming because he’s not hitting his spots with the slider… Easier to square him up. Getting ahead of batters is the key to a pitcher being “OK” vs “Great”.

      • Vinny Boombatz says:
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        @CMUTimmah: A learned assessment, thanks.

  61. Mel

    Littlecf24 says:
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    Brandon Maurer or Ken Giles ROS?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Littlecf24: until Giles is officially the closer, Maurer…

  62. FrankGrimes says:
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    Not necessarily that I care
    But what happened to sniglets guy?

  63. Jon says:
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    Lorenzo cain for Odor… I have Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Odor

  64. Booneys Wheelhouse says:
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    Morning Grey,
    Currently sitting in 3rd place 3.5 games out of 1st in a 12 team daily h2h, 6×6. Do i have anyone to drop to make room for andrew benintendi or edwin diaz?
    C wilson contreras
    1b rizzo
    2nd odor
    3rd seager
    Of ozuna, Duvall, naquin
    Util m. Franco, frazier
    DL just dong

    Sp: thor, salaazar, matz, nola, kuma, duffy, mcarthy, snell
    Rp: madsen, c allen, sam dyson

    • Booneys Wheelhouse says:
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      @Booneys Wheelhouse:
      Forgot to say limited moves. Currently have used 21 of 35 total moves on the year

      • Booneys Wheelhouse says:
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        @Booneys Wheelhouse:
        Also have segura at ss, gausman and t walker at sp

  65. Wilsonian says:
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    Upton or Napoli?

    I’m guessing Nap…

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

  66. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you drop Harris right now for Giles? My RPs are Harris, Betances, Herrera, Watson, Maurer.

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

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Wilsonian: Hold. He’s blown a few saves but he hasn’t gotten shelled. Nobody’s perfect.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        Is it time to drop

        @Chicken Dinner: He’s blown 3 since the break. Giles will be closing soon. Your nuts if you think he won’t. He’s been lights out since the end of June

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: told you Giles was gonna close

  67. Man vs fantasy says:
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    Yo G

    Benintendi or J upton ROS?

  68. G says:
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    Hey Grey. What’s your thoughts on Chris Davis for ROS? Wondering if I should flip him for a SP like McCullers? I may be able to pair him with a middle reliever for Carlos Gonzalez? You like either of these options or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: I’d want Davis, could hit 15 HRs

  69. Shawn says:
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    Grey, great job as always. Busy Day.

    I don’t want to be a Valencia Hater, but the playing time is killing me at 3rd.

    Valencia, Hernan Perez or Tomas ROS?

    Maybe Puig and Valencia can start thier own team. Pu-encias? We’ll work on the name.

    • Shawn says:
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      @Shawn: Flores and Solarte are also options if that matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shawn: Perez…Ha!

  70. My Thread Count Is High says:
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    So need a little advice this morning. I recently added Dahl and Bregman when they were called up. Dahls been fine, Bregman is 1/24….uggggh. I have an offer of T.Walker(should be back Saturday) for Bregman and thats about the best anyones willing to offer based on his slow start. We can only keep 4 players and they’re kept based on the round they’re drafted in for up to 3 seasons. UFA’s like Bregman and Dahl slot into the last spots.

    So my questions are with Arcia and Benintendi getting the calls do I drop Bregman for one of them? Trade Bregman for Walker, stash him on my DL, and add another arm in my open slot with Salazaar fading? Guys n the wire are Gausman, Paxton, Berrios, Nola, Rodon, etc.

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

    C Posey
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Trout
    OF Bruce
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Dahl
    UTIL 2B/SS/3B Baez
    Bench OF/3B/DH Sano
    Bench SS Bregman
    DL OF Choo

    SP Salazar
    SP Shoemaker
    RP Jansen
    RP Melancon
    P Price
    P Pineda
    P DeSclafani
    P Snell
    Bench SP Manaea
    Bench SP Skaggs
    Bench RP Kimbrel
    DL SP Cobb

  71. Branta says:
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    Two questions (league is 12-team Yahoo! 9-keeper h2h category wins, categories are R/HR/RBI/OBP/SLG/SB x K/HR/QS/ERA/WHIP/NSVH)

    1) Should I stick with Cameruppt (which is my nickname for Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp based on the Pokemon Camerupt) or drop him for Sanchez?

    2) I was able to nab Andrew Benintendi and now have the following outfield eligible players: Benintendi, Max Kepler, Joc Pederson, Michael Conforto, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley (yes, I own all 3 Sox OFs), David Dahl, Aaron Judge, Kris Bryant, & Mark Trumbo. Bryant and Trumbo I of course play at 3rd and 1st respectively (but I also have Pujols so one of the 2 winds up in the UTIL slot usually).

    As much as I’d like to trade Joc or Conforto, I don’t think they’ll fetch much. The guy I was talking to is interested in Kepler or Dahl and has Snell and Giolito.

    So, I guess, for this year and beyond, who ya got: Kepler or Dahl and Snell or Giolito?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Branta: 1. Ha, drop for Sanchez 2. Take Giolito for Kepler for future years

  72. Greg C says:
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    Jim Johnson or Ken Giles ROS???

  73. Filo Betto says:
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    Hi Grey, Baez or Arcia ROS?
    Thanks

  74. Hot Rod

    Jimmy Bond says:
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    your Liriano blurb about the toothbrush is one of the funniest things I’ve read (of many) on this site. comedy gold.

  75. Dan says:
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    I’ve got no room for Duvall, is swapping him for Skaggs a good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Sure

  76. ryanoger says:
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    Kepler or Pence?

    thanks grey

  77. I now have 1 closer says:
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    I need to replace Cody Allen.Of Oh vs Jim Johnson vs Kelley? Who is safest bet for saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh

  78. ryanoger says:
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    Freeman or Benintendi for my util spot?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Toss Mitch Moreland in the mix as well…redraft league

  79. Bob says:
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    Trying to Decide on Some changes- 10 team 5×5 Roto Categories
    ROS
    Dee Gordon or Trea Turner
    Alex Bregman or Benintendi

    My Closers are
    Dyson, Oh,Watson

    Would you drop any to pick up Thornsburg?

    Other Interesting Pieces Free Agents
    Profar
    Arcia
    Herrera
    Shoemaker

    C-Grandal
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Schoop
    ss-Correa
    3b-Franco
    1b/3b-Hernan Perez
    2b/ss-Dee Gordon
    Of-Marte
    Of-Ian Desmon
    OF-Miguel Sano
    Of-Ozuna
    Of-Hamilton
    UTil-Baez
    Bench-Dahl
    Bench-Fowler
    Bench-Bregman

    P-Jose Fernandez
    P-Noah
    P-Strasburg
    P-Salazar
    P-Fulmer
    P-Skaggs
    P-Dyson
    P-Oh
    P-Watson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Turner… Benintendi…Hold your closers

  80. Db says:
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    Trade Paxton or hellickson for will Harris already own Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Db: Sure, either…Pax

  81. knucks says:
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    Love the post today, and the interview with B. Such a great “get”. Speaking of pods, very much looking forward to Ralph Likes ‘Em Young.

    Anyways, would you agree that between Cingrani/Estevez, Tony C would be the more likely RP to lose the closer’s gig first? Really hoping that effin’ Sociopath realizes that Bedrosian has a sub 1.00 ERA. Ridiculous that he continues to trot Huston out there. Hopefully that ends soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, I’d agree with Cingrani…The Scoisciapath makes mincemeat with one’s brain when trying to infer logic

  82. Johnnyrod says:
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    Was able to pick up EDiaz and Giles, most of my pitchers are on 2 starts this week next week will be thin, it is crazy do throw in all my closers next week? 2 SP 2 RP and 4 P spots i would do JoseFern Kluber Carrasco Darvish Jansen Melancon Kimbrel Diaz? My other P are Shoemaker, Bauer, Gray, JRoss(DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “it is crazy do throw in all my closers next week?” What?

      • Johnnyrod says:
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        @Grey: sorry typo, use all my relievers next week in my pitching lineup (have 4, only need to play 2 but can use them all)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d look at SP matchups before making that call

  83. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: According to Closermonkey Cishek is pulled from the closer role for now. I promptly picked up Edwin Diaz. Thanks for letting me know about the monkey! It’s a great resource.

    Keeping my eyes on Giles and Bedrosian now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  84. ashtray says:
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    I’ve been playing the worst game of catcher whack-a-mole all season. Who do you like ROS: Vogt, Grandal, Leon, Molina, Gattis

    OBP and Ks count

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  85. Bobbo says:
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    Avoid McCarthy tonight at Coors but start Gray there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Isn’t it Maeda? I’d avoid either

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: maeda’s tomorrow night. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Figures, Yahoo’s wrong

  86. WillisReid says:
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    If I do lose Salazar (who’s been my worst starter the last month) Is Kluber Carrasco Duffy Gray Guerra enough going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping that’s not Sonny Gray

  87. G says:
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    One more. Was offered Tanaka for Duvall. Should I take it? Been trying to shop Duvall but no luck other than the Snell opener considering but seems like he will pass. If Snell owner def passes should I go with Tanaka as one if my back end staters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take it if you need SP

  88. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    Logjam in the outfield, might actually need to cut one or more of these guys. Can you rank for ROS?

    Dahl
    Piscotty
    Benintendi
    Kepler
    B. Hamilton
    Trea Turner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler, Hamilton, Piscotty,

  89. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    I have a good news/bad news problem in my 12-team keep forever league (keep up to 8 plus 1 prospect). It’s a 5 x 5 H2H roto league with OBP in place of AVG.

    The good, this particular team just took over first place in the standings, and I have steadily improved my roster this year with trades, prospect grabs, etc. And with Benintendi coming up, I activated him and grabbed Lewis Brinson, but had to cut Buxton in the process.

    The bad, I have both Joe Ross and Taijuan Walker about to return from injury, so I need to get creative in either cutting 2 players, or leaving them on the DL for now and waiting for an injury or slump for an obvious drop. Here’s my roster. Let me know if you see any obvious guys I could part ways with. I’ve been trying to work some 2-1 or 3-1 trades, but so far nothing happening.
    Zobrist and Abreu have been my coldest hitters. Do you see Conley or Jon Gray having an innings limit?

    C- Gattis
    1B- Votto
    2B- Travis/Zobrist (play the hot hand)
    3B- Longoria/Castellanos (typically pick based on matchups)
    SS- Correa
    OF- Polanco
    OF- J. Upton
    OF- H. Ramirez
    U- Abreu

    B- Benintendi
    B- Dahl
    NA- Brinson (we have 2 N/A spots – essentially extra roster spots for minor leaguers, so cutting an N/A guy doesn’t free up a roster spot)

    SP- Jose Fernandez
    SP- Syndergaard
    SP- Gerrit Cole
    RP- Chapman
    RP- Kimbrel
    P- Colome
    P- Dyson
    B- Verlander
    B- Jon Gray
    B- Skaggs
    B- Conley
    N/A- Urias (thinking about cutting him, he’s fringy as one of my 8 keepers. Unless he potentially stays in the minors the rest of the year, then he would be eligible as my bonus prospect keeper)

    DL- Joe Ross
    DL- Taijuan Walker

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conley, Ross if he looks like crap in his first start back from shoulder issues…Gray

  90. Count de Monetball says:
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    Who do you like ROS in a vacuum, Bautista, Pence or Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        @Grey: Sweet, Thanks Fantasy Master Lothario

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. Robert DiSilvestro says:
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    To replace Aaron Sanchez: Snell, Taillon or Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  92. gogulls says:
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    Please rank these closers ROS:( top 3)
    Cingrani, Diaz, Watson, Kintzler, Thornburg, Barrett

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thornburg, Barrett, Diaz

  93. Doc says:
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    Who to drop for Hernan, 12 team H2h, 6×6 (OPS and K/9)
    Gattis, Calhoun, Heyward, Saunders

    Who to drop for Edwin Diaz?
    Jeffress, Cingrani, F-Her?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward, Gattis

      • Doc says:
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        @Grey: Hold jeffress if in case he takes over?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  94. Big league choo says:
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    Need a mi in an obp league

    Peraza, Orlando arcia, cozart, gennett, lowrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  95. Bob says:
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    Would you trade Cutch for Felix Hernandez if you need pitching? I have Trout, Cespedas, and Polanco already in the OF with Billy Ham and the new Red Sox prospect on the bench. Or would you seek out something better? It’s not going to be easy to find another trade partner with cutch playing poorly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should do better/different

  96. Db says:
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    Just traded Bregman for benintendi, good or bad trade

    Have Lindor,trea Turner, Frazier, Franco manning the infield

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Db says:
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        @Grey: did I fuck that one up?

  97. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    With how Turner has been going, where do you view him compared to fellow 2B SAGNOF Dee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Above Gordon

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Oh nice! That gives me some name value to try shopping around…

  98. Jerry says:
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    We start two closers. I have Betances, Dyson and Miller. Want to drop one for SP help.

    Giles, Diaz, Watson available as well.

    Lots of options, looking for the duo that can help me through the playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Dyson

  99. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto, could use help in runs avg and sb. Myers or blackmon for rest of year. I’m offering jfer so figure I could get either one straight up just which one to go after he also has Cain back from DL. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  100. trigger cut says:
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    Arcia (the Brewer) or Gurriel for a keeper league bench stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

      • trigger cut says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks Grey. Have a great day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  101. Dirty d says:
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    Drop Castellanos for Yasmany Tomás?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  102. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey, which 5 would you NOT keep of this group (Obp/Slg and QS k/9 league 15 teams)

    Sal Perez
    Rizzo
    Dozier
    Hernan Perez
    Correa
    Dahl
    Mazara
    Crush
    Pujols
    Harvey
    Matz
    Greinke
    Felix H
    Velasquez
    Berrios

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: forgot Clint Frazier

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wouldn’t keep Frazier either

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey, H. Perez, S. Perez, Berrios, Matz

  103. Chris says:
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    Grey, you said you would add peraza over jankowski if you needed sb. Would you cut alex dickerson for him if you owned jd martinez who is about to return in a week or so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose Dickerson

  104. Jimbo says:
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    ROS… Kintzler or Diaz

    • Jimbo says:
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      @Jimbo:

      Who is the drop – Kintzler, Maurer or Diaz

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Maurer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  105. Jon says:
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    Who’s a better hold incase a new opportunity opens up Bedrosian or Feliz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz

  106. jojo says:
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    is Sano droppable in 10 team roto?

    Schoop, Benintendi , Semien , Mazara available on wire.

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Semien

  107. ERad says:
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    I don’t know if Max Kepler is Jewish – but the last name is close enough – new role model!

  108. Wild Thing says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Which side do you like better for a team in win now mode?

    Kluber $28 for two more years or Chris Davis $25 for 2 years plus Giolito $6 next year and then $15 for 3 more years?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. Jon says:
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    Who should I offer for Jansen or Melancon? 10 teams, 18 keepers.

    Desmond, Schoop, Adam Jones, Bautista, Fowler, Jose Ramirez, McCarthy, Gausman, Roark, DeSclafani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of those SPs packaged? Ramirez and an SP? Jones?

  110. Db says:
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    Trade Edwin Diaz for dyson, Watson, Ramos, Kimbrel, thorn, Barrett, all the above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kimbrel, Ramos

  111. Db says:
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    Trade Edwin Diaz, Paxton, hellickson for Andrew Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  112. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Does Cishit get his closing job back or cut him..4 ever keeper roto 10 teams…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut him

  113. Rusty Arms says:
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    Salazar sucks as of late! 21 erned runs in last 24 inns. Now there’s talk of arm trouble again but the Indians say everything’s ok. Something’s up Based on his numbers. I could swap him out for Wainright. Skaggs. McCullers. Santana or Roark. Or I can hold for now. Please share your thoughts thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  114. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Head still spinning from all the activity last couple days. Crazy. I hope this Benintendi kid shines. I need a shot in the arm…

  115. Db says:
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    Kinztler over Barrett, thornburg, and dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  116. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    1) Since Jose always USED TO heat up with the weather, any chance in hell Abreu might hit 10-12 HRs the rest of the way?

    2) Kepler over Reddick ROS in roto?

    3) Trea Turner over Peraza ROS strictly from a steals standpoint?

    4) Would you start Zach Davies at San Diego today?

    Thanks as always for the great insight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope… 2. Sure 3. Yes 4. Yes

  117. Taylor says:
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    Would you trade Nola for Brandon McCarthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  118. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph LIfshitz says:
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    Wait, you like that Liriano deal? Hutch sucks just as much, and they gave up multiple prospects. I couldn’t wrap my head around it to be honest.

    Liriano is bad, but is he take two of our top 10 guys, for a flameout bad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Liriano is that bad

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph LIfshitz says:
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        @Grey: Oh come on, they gave away multiple future MLB guys included a good real life catcher.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Guess we’ll have to see how the prospects turn out

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Ralph LIfshitz: This trade confuses me so much as a Pirate fan.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You didn’t like losing Liriano?

    • knucks says:
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      @Ralph LIfshitz: Agreed, confusing move by the Bucs brass. Unless they know something, like the Padres must have… but don’t care as much about ruining future trade talks/making things right. So when Liriano has a bum elbow, they just tell the Sploo Jays to E.A.D.

  119. Nightmare says:
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    Hey GreyLord. Jimmy Nelson gave me the crabs last night. Pissed. Can’t even beat SD then GTFO my team. Picked up smyly instead.

    Which one of these outfielders would u trade
    Pence, Braun, k Davis?

    I have a feeling you’re going to say Pence…..what do u not like about him going forward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  120. Imronburgundy says:
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    Would u trade Benitendi for JD Mart … Trying to win it all so no keeper weight in opinion.

    Guess I’m wondering what Benitendis projection is remainder of year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take JD

      • Imronburgundy says:
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        @Grey: did u have to at least think of it or was it an instant no brainer? JDs elbow might fall off or something, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah could

  121. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Obligatory middle infielder rank ’em: Bregman, Arcia and Flores, who ya dropping there?

    Thanks boss!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia, Bregman

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Yea, thought that’d be the case, I’m so enamored with Flores’ position eligibility in Yahoo (1B, 2B, 3B, SS) that I was blinded by it.

        On the plus side, all this MI love just made my trading Corey Seager for hot Carrasco sauce much more palatable.

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  122. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Convoluted trade question:

    Team A 68 saves closers: kintzler, barrett, casilla, johnson
    Team B 70 saves, closers: cingrani, allen
    Team C 78 saves, closers: Mauer, Britton

    Team A is right behind me (7.5 points) in the overall standings. Teams B and C are not a threat to me in the overall standings, and none of these teams are a threat to me in saves. I need to dump trade Harris because I have too many closers. Should I trade him to team B or team C? I’m leaning team C. Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Interesting, I was viewing it as a foregone conclusion that B would be overtaken.
        Though we have a divergence of opinions on this and starting Bundy vs. the Rangers, can we still be Yasmani Grandal buddies?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s make this happy again Yasmani

  123. jb says:
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    Std 12-team H2H general strategy question. On those days there are few games, is it better to fill open spots with your bench, i.e. not hot players, or leave it as is? Currently, I only replace guys when they’re injured or I am close in one or two cats and need for example, HRV and RBIV, to win. I’ll put in a hot bench player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fill your lineup aways

  124. Gregjeffries says:
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    1. Having a hellish time with my SPs. In first place in offense, middle of the pack in SPs (first overall). With these starters, I probably need to upgrade via trade to move up those pitching rankings ROS, no? (15 team rotis)
    – Salazar
    – Duffy
    – Lackey
    – Shoemaker
    – Hammel
    – T. Walker

    2. I have a dearth of offense (Springer, Myers, Altuve, Betts, Xander, Kepler, Dahl, Castellanos, Krush) and have a bunch of closers (Familia, Casilla, Watson, Estevez, Barrett). Can you see any of my players I should try to package for a top shelf SP? Which SP might be a good target?

    3. Was just offered Arietta for Springer, would you make the move? Thanks much! Your help is very appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Dearth? Kepler and Familia? 3. It’s fair

      • Gregjeffries says:
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        Oops, wrote dearth, meant “plenitude!” Hah.
        Thanks! Might be able to get Berrios along with Arietta for Springer.

        You’re the best, Mr Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Berrios does nothing for me in that scenario, still an even deal

  125. JJ says:
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    Which of these RPs should I grab first

    Giles(own Harris)
    Street
    Barrett

    Do you like any of them over Harris, Madson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barrett… Nope

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Which 2 of Gallo, De Leon,Glasnow, Judge, Sanchez, Zimmer or Frazier would you stash for production this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None… Sanchez, Glasnow

  126. Luke says:
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    Which side?

    Jackie Bradley Jr and Skaggs for Springer

    Guessing Springer side right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  127. Chris says:
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    H2H points league – pick two RP for ROS:

    Carlos Estevez
    Ryan Madson
    Cingrani
    Ken Giles
    Thornburg

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estevez, Madson

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Hasnt Madson been kinda of a mess lately and OAK not too stellar, think the opps and quality there for Madson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go Thornburg if you like

  128. John says:
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    Closer insanity, last slot for h2h playoffs, , keep close eye on giles hold herrera(davis gonna be back?) or grab thornburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  129. Los Putos says:
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    Which side?

    Hendricks for Crash?

    Calhoun for Grienke?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  130. Matty says:
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    Is there any remaining trade value in Justin Upton or Jose Abreu? Those are the lone dark spots in my lineup.

    Am I a fool to consider dropping Upton for Beintendini or Kepler in a 12 team H2H redraft? He’s been a bench bat all year with an OF of Betts, Marte, Polanco, and Duvall.
    Is there anyone who I could trade either of these dolts for who would save me from Abreu’s boredom?

    Thanks a bunch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubt it, go Kepler

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        Travis Shaw, Solarte, Kennys, or Abreu ROS?
        Some recent call up im missing instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Abreu

          • Matty says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks.
            Even though that denies me the pleasure of the spite drop.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Spitey man

  131. ryanoger says:
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    What’s your thought if any with Pence, just that he’s injury prone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and he’s a 8 homer hitter the rest of the way in a bad park

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  132. alps says:
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    So once again you are the Mavin
    Yesterday I asked which RP to grab you said Diaz and Bam! he is the closer. I am glad I listened.
    So now I picked up Berrios yesterday and I have DeSclafani. Would you drop either if DeLeon get’s the call for the Dodgers.
    It is a keeper league.
    I am guessing he gets called up sooner than later.
    Or do I hold
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  133. Simply terrific work, Grey. Drop Castro for Arcia in a redraft? Thanks a bunch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And thanks!

  134. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey!

    A) Hendricks has the 3rd best ERA in MLB. WHAT??!!

    B) Every time I see Benintendi’s name, all I see “Nintend(o)” and it takes me back to my grade school days of 8-Bit graphics. Ahhhh Nostalgia.

    Anyway, this week is a huge battle for 1st place in my NL-Only H2H league. 0.5 games separates us. I got a little jumpstart from Hendricks, and he has Nelson (13.50 ERA and 3 WHIP @SD).

    Here are my starters for the week in the order they’re scheduled to pitch
    Cole @ATL, vs. CIN
    Gray vs. LAD, vs. MIA
    Ray vs. WAS
    McCarthy @COL, vs. BOS
    Velasquez vs. SF
    Arrieta @OAK
    Eickhoff @SD
    Hendricks @OAK

    The guy I’m playing against only has the following starts and it’s doubtful he’ll be able to stream due to his 4 Closers and DL situation:
    Scherzer @ARI
    Kazmir @COL
    Lester @OAK
    Nelson @ARI

    C ) I have 4 SPs going tonight, and 2 bench spots. I’m thinking I should sit McCarthy @COL and Ray vs. WAS because of the blow-up potential. Would you sit Gray and start Ray since the Nats have never seen him?

    D) I’ll play it day to day based on how our stats are, but I’m not sure about the following: VV vs. SF, Gray vs. MIA, and McCarthy vs. BOS.
    Are any of these three ones you’d start if ERA and WHIP were close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B) Ha C) Sit Ray and McCarthy D) Those starts aren’t bad

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Again, I’ll play it day by day as I need starts, but good to know.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Grey: Looks possible to lose stats from Gray because of the Rain Delay. Would you risk starting R. Ray? My gut still says no, and I’d have to switch Barrett out for him.

            Stats so far are 15 IP and 1 ER with a 1.27 WHIP.

            • Pugs & Slugs says:
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              @Pugs & Slugs: I kept him on the bench. WAS destroys lefties.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No on Ray

  135. joe says:
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    ok you’ve said a few times to drop trea to pick up skaggs (Need W/WHIP), but i can’t work up the heart to do so. convince me, 12 team roto
    6 pts in R (567, I have a shot to get to 8, i’m only down 12 )
    12 pts HR (187, 177 closest)
    11.5 RBI (588, 582 next lowest)
    11 SB (85, closest 78)
    2 AVG (.260, .265 next highest)

    C: Rupp
    1B: edwin
    2B: trea
    3b: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Betts, Giancarlo, Khris Davis
    UTIL: Villar, Duvall
    BN: Baez, J Turner, Franco

    SP: Price, Salazar, Hendricks, Talion, Shoemaker, Fulmer
    RP: Ramos, Colome, Estevez, Madson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Baez, drop Turner, drop Franco, you don’t need bench bats

  136. Joe says:
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    Down to one add this week. Going to drop Bregman (sigh) and De Leon to make room for JD Martinez when he returns, which leaves me with one open slot.

    Should I use it on a hitter like Dickerson, Moreland, or Tomas? Should I use it on a pitcher like Eovaldi or Berrios? Or should I wait and see?

    12-team, 5×5 h2h redraft
    C – Ramos, 1B – Kendrys, 2B – Odor, 3B – Frazier, SS – Machado, OF – Kepler, Polanco, Pence, DH – H.Perez, Bench – Abreu (sigh), Bregman, JD Martinez (DL)
    SP – Carrasco, Price, Gray, Shoemaker, McCarthy, De Leon
    RP – Chapman, Estevez, Watson, Diaz, Thornburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  137. JP says:
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    My Altuve/Frazier/Cutch for his Donaldson/Blackmon/Scherzer

    It’s a keeper league, where Donaldson isn’t keepable, everyone else is, pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, trade for a cheaper SP with cheaper players

      • JP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, what if I replaced Cutch with Herrera?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s more than one Herrera in the major leagues

          • JP says:
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            @Grey: This is true, in this case I was referring to the Philly OF

  138. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Nice B-Real interview. Any suggestions for Aaron Sanchez trades? Under performing targets for the playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You can trade Sanchez at this point? Maybe Kepler? Pence? Salazar and pray?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Salazar, dirka-dirka-dirka praise Allah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  139. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man, drop mccarthy for pax? Keep up the good work, thanks. H2h categories btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold McCarthy

  140. Yelyabd says:
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    Roster outlook:
    Gattis (picking up Grandal next week)
    1: Goldy
    2: Dozier
    3: Seager
    SS: Semien
    Of: Springer
    OF: Duvall
    OF: DPeralta
    Util: Hern Perez
    Util: Franco
    Bench: Benintendi, JUpton, JD Martinez (DL)
    SP: JoFern, Kluber, Carrasco, Darvish, Shoe, JGray, bench Bauer, JRoss
    RP: Jansen, Melancon, Kimbrel, EDiaz, Giles
    Looks like JD and JRoss will be back soon, need to drop 2, anywhere where you see easy drops?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Ross

  141. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey.. Is Edwin Diaz a good pickup and his he going to pitch this week?? Thanks

    • Frank White says:
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      Sorry i thought he was a starter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Frank White says:
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        yes hes going to be a starter this week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a closer

        • ThE sHiT says:
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          @Frank White: yes because he is the new closer in Seattle

  142. ryanoger says:
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    Pick the best 2:

    Pomeranz, Jon Gray, and Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Pom

  143. Db says:
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    Grandal or Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  144. Db says:
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    Leonys vs price, Franco vs bum, Kepler vs carrasco who sits

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

    • Cram It says:
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      @Db: It’s the Db Show!

  145. ThE sHiT says:
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    Does Pearce get regular ABs with the Os? Trying to see who is the next drop between Pearce, Chisenhall, and Bregman if he doesn’t get his shit together soon.

    Great shizz as always with the writeup, you guys have been key to me turning around a team i took over the second week of the season that was full of players we wouldn’t draft. Ill post the before and after shortly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce is a platoon player…. Thanks!

  146. John says:
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    Do you see Villar’s playing time in jeopardy? After that benching and moving him to third (Perez plays there too and has a strong SB percentage)….I could move him for a big bat??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if you can get something decent

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Ozuna and Story for Villar and Maybin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Story side

  147. Yelyabd says:
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    Looks like AJReed could be back, drop JUp for him or hold off on this one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Nick says:
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    Would you trade Duvall for Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  149. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Wondering your philosophy on something…

    If given the choice of a smoking hot hitter who has done terribly against the pitcher he’s up against or a batter who’s ice cold but who has monster numbers against the pitcher he’s facing, who do you play? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hot hitter every time

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @Grey: That makes at ton of sense. Don’t know why it sometimes seems so complicated to me. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  150. Robert says:
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    Estevez, Barrett, Watson for saves: pick one please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estevez

  151. The G says:
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    Orlando Arcia or Russell ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

      • The G says:
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        @Grey: Thanks G!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  152. Bobbo says:
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    Who gets the start today?
    Mitch Moreland @ BAL (Bundy) $7.3
    Hernan Perez @ SD (Perdomo) $-6.6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  153. ThE sHiT says:
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    So i took over a team i obviously didn’t draft the second week of the season, i was skeptical because of the $100 buy-in (usually don’t play in leagues with that much of a buy-in) and didn’t know/never played with any of the other players except for my coworker who asked me to take over the team. I took it because of the challenge and wanted to see how I could do against ppl who didn’t know anything about Razzball. Lots of savvy pickups and a few trades with a owners who want to win trades by a landslide…

    12 team 6×6 (OPS and Losses extra cats) 5 adds per week

    Here is what i took over:

    C Realmuto
    1B Miggy
    2B Kipnis
    3B Sano
    SS Segura
    OF Crush
    OF Parra
    OF Souza
    UTIL Yasmany
    UTIL Grichuk
    UTIL Pujols
    BN Kendrys
    BN LeMahieu
    DL Mesoraco
    DL Brantley

    P Price
    P Hamels
    P Shark
    P Corbin
    P Santiago
    P Cody Allen
    P Vizcaino
    P Benoit
    P Nicasio
    P Pomeranz

    Heres the team now (in 8th playoffs if season ended today, 0.5 games out of 6th), shutout the 6th place team last week 11-0, and just beat the commish 6th place 7-5

    C Willson
    1B Rizzo
    2B Baez
    3B Franco
    SS Correa
    OF Springer
    OF Dahl
    OF Benintendi
    UTIL Pujols
    UTIL Bregman
    UTIL Chisenhall
    BN Pearce
    BN Judge
    BN Moncada
    DL Brantley

    P Archer
    P Cole
    P Duffy
    P Madson
    P Colome
    P Giles
    P Hammel
    P VV
    P Moore
    P Skaggs
    P Guerra
    BN De Leon
    DL Greinke

    Extreme turnover with Pujols being the only one still on the roster; it’s been so fun wheeling and dealing and beating dudes to the wire for many of the pickups. That being said, OF is weak but I feel confident I can keep riding hot hands the rest of the way and hope one of the prospects mashes from here on out. Pitching feels good especially if Greinke is decent and I usually stream two start fringe guys based on the the article you guys put out.

    Thanks again for all the advice, the squad wouldn’t have made these strides without Razzball!!!

    Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff! It’s like a complete 180! Your pitching is awesome now and your hitting is young with nice upside… The old team was garbage

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Lots of work, it has been a major work in progress with the team going down to 11th or 12th for the last prolly 2 months. Climbed up out of the slums last few weeks with two 11-0 shutouts. Heres to Archer, Cole, the Cubs and Stros hitters getting hot the rest of the way!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  154. ThE sHiT says:
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    Its H2H btw

  155. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    1. Franco or Rendon for ROS?

    2. Is it worth it to drop M Upton Jr, K Davis, or Franco when Just Dong comes back from the DL or is JD’s value shot for the season?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco…. Melvin

  156. Aaron says:
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    Looking for a bench/semi-starter ROS or close to it (limited moves) (10 team roto, AVG/OPS/HR/R/RBI/SB; W/QS/K/ERA/WHIP/SV+H):
    Bottom 3 batters on my team:
    Odubel Herrera (cold lately), Duvall (less hot lately), Steve Pearce (cold, but shiny new team)
    On the wire:
    H. Perez, Schimpf, Solarte, Tomas, Kendrick, some others
    Hold what I have, or swap one out? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce for Perez

  157. jon says:
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    Cmart or Matz for this year and beyond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart

  158. ganggreenn says:
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    C. Tdarnaud 5$
    1b. Pujols 25$
    2b. Addison russel 15$
    3b. Seager 20$
    Ss. Boagarts 9$
    Of..betts 52$
    Of. Wil myers 12$
    Of. Duval 5$
    Ut.c seager 5$
    Bench. max kepler 5$ ,alex dickerson5$,
    This is my lineup and bench, should I trade kepler5$ and duvall5$ for trout84$. This is a keeper league points , a rotisserie league. I already have five keepers and the trout owner doesnt have any keepers. So I think this helps both of us build. The trout owner doesnt have a utility player either right now so he could start kepler and duvall. My question is should I pish for this trade. Is it really going to help me out that much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Trout if it helps you win this year

      • ganggreenn says:
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        @Grey: im in first right now been all year. I only dripped to 2nd place 4 times the whole r and itwas for only a day. Im doing better in ffense then pitching. Should I trade for a pitcher instead. My starters are
        Noah. Arrietta. Lackey. Rich hill. Bundy. Rodon. My relivers are britton. Barret. Thornbug. Bedrosian. Zigler and its limited innings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Those starters sound fine

        • ganggreenn says:
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          @ganggreenn: I mean I dont need to trade for trout but kepler or duval and alex dickerson will be on my bench. If I trade for trout he will start. I just want to know if my fantasy team in a season long points league would benifit. Or if you think kepler and duval are better then one trout for this team. Im skeptical on pujols and myers. If one gets hurt or slumps I would still have a bench. Is trout going to finish the season so good that it doesnt matter if after the trade I lose pujols or myers. I might just want to trade kepler or duval for a pitcher since rodon sucks and rich hill, and bundy are not guarentees. I should win I mean I been in first the whol season. I still have the advantage of a great team and great bench. Its my starters that ry me a little

  159. Negatto says:
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    Pick one SS for ROS

    Anderson, Arcia, Bregman, Miller, Castro, Cozart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  160. Robby says:
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    So I have both Allen and Miller; feel like I’m wasting a roster spot. Would you dump both of them to pick up an actual closer (Thornburg, Maurer, Johnson, Barrett) and utilize the extra roster spot? Hold on to both to see if the Indians use one full-time? Hold on to both even if the Indians split their duties? I’d like to carry 3 closers, and I already have Betances and Britton. Not sure if it’s worth using 2 spots for 1 job when it may used more efficiently. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen for Thornburg

  161. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Peraza option to AAA for Schebler, so I snagged him and lost Jabari. Man, Blash just can’t get many chances. Hopefully I made the better choice for the next couple of weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  162. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty h2h 6×6 with QS instead of W and k/bb. just lost salazar and teheran to dl. staff was already struggling. trade verdugo and a 1st rd prospect pick (probably around 14-16) to acquire rich hill and josh naylor?

  163. Brett says:
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    With cho returning do you think he takes left from profar? Do you think profar goes more to a bench role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar likely goes to the bench for a week until Choo hurts himself again

  164. tank1 says:
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    Need to clear up some roster space and currently carrying too many starters – would you drop either Taillon or Velasquez? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  165. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: think Benintendi will be startable in weekly roto leagues or will he be part of a platoon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends how he does this week vs. righties

  166. ashtray says:
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    Story maybe done for season. Who’s the replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn… Maybe Adames

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: That’s less than exciting. I’m guessing they wish they had gotten that diagnosis before they decided not to sell at the deadline.

  167. Teddy Heater says:
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    I guess we know how the Story ends now! Torn Thumb tendon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Diaz and Giles now in play, oh wait none of those guys have been available for 3 weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Better stash, super competitive closer league, Storen or Dull. I was holding Dull in case Madson got moved at trade deadline. Was thinking if Diaz stumbles Storen would be next in line.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dull

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Thanks mang, Hold I will.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: It’s CloserGedon, Street DL. You said to grab Bedrosian 3 weeks ago………

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, exactly!

  168. Carmichael Show says:
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    NL-only H2H redraft – I want to move a closer (Gomez, Estevez, Maurer or Thornburg) for a UT bat.

    Do you think Belt or Yelich are realistic targets?

    Also, how would you rank the following? O. Arcia, T. Turner, Dahl, E. Nunez

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it….Turner, Dahl

  169. The Duke says:
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    Duvall or Naquin going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  170. Andy says:
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    Salazar to DL opens up a slot. I have Harris and can pick up Giles or get help in OF and pick up Naquin, Kepler, or Dahl.

    Thoughts?

    • Andy says:
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      @Andy: Also, Hernan Perez is available for OF.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Andy: Drop Harris and pick up Giles and Kepler

      • Andy says:
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        @ashtray: Yeah. I just grabbed Giles now that I see it’s official. So I should drop Harris for Kepler then?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

  171. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey – I need to keep 2 for a 14 team 5×5 from: Bregman, Kang, Leonys and W.Contreras. Which 2 should I lose? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang, Leonys

  172. Jim says:
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    Just lost Story. Would you try to trade Springer for Ian Desmond or just pick up Arcia?

    • ashtray says:
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      @Jim: I’d say that’s an overpay but what other OFs would you be starting without Springer?

      • Jim says:
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        Chris Davis, Trumbo, Billy Hamilton, and either Reddick or Duvall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  173. jon says:
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    toyn watson or edwin diaz

    • ashtray says:
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      @jon: I vote for Diaz. His stuff is crazy good. And Watson is a lefty with Feliz pitching better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  174. J-Money says:
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    What up G!

    Reed officially back up and starting this evening for H town, thoughts ROS? Apparently he’s been tearing the cover off the ball the last couple weeks in AAA.

    Also, your thoughts on my rotation heading into the playoffs (K/9 league):

    Arrieta
    Syndergarrd
    McCullers
    Shoemaker
    Roark
    Skaggs
    Duffy
    Matz
    RP – Barrett
    RP – Herrera

    Im contemplating dropping Matz for another closer in Kintzler or Giles to help secure saves, granted Giles doesn’t have the role yet but Harris is doing a great job being terrible. Any suggestions?

    Thanks, as always!

    • J-Money says:
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      @J-Money: Correction, Giles is now officially the closer for Houston.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @J-Money: Giles was just named closer, go get him before someone else does..

      • J-Money says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Haha, just did, however dropped Barrett for him. I have the #1 waiver and doubt he’ll be snagged. However I haven’t started Matz his last two times out, is he still worth rostering in a 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz for Giles

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man.

        Would you roster Matz at all or would you rather stream or roll 3 closers to attempt to lock saves? Head to head league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think you can use the saves

          • J-Money says:
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            @Grey: You’re the man, thanks.

  175. Jack says:
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    Napoli or H. Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nap

  176. Jill says:
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    Trade Jon Gray for Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  177. The Duke says:
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    Quintana or McCullers ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  178. Great Bambino says:
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    Giles was just named closer for Houston… YAAASSSSSSS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  179. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    “I get it, the Blue Jays want Aaron Sanchez out of the rotation, but they could’ve just pitched Jesse Chavez and Drew Hutchison in the rotation rather than acquire two of the worst pitchers in the league.”

    The truthiest of the truths. What are they thinking?

    Also, isn’t Alex Meyer a solid pitching prospect for the Twins? Why did they trade garbage for garbage (Nolasco for Santiago) and throw in one of their better pitching prospects? I had to double-take when I saw that trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know! Makes no sense to me, apparently some people above in the comments thinks it makes sense

      • JashFath

        JashFath says:
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        @Grey: All things considered, it does make sense. The Twins are terrible at baseball, this just further proves that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah exactly

  180. Andy says:
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    @Grey Who would you want ROS: Brian McCann or Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

      • Andy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

  181. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    now with all of osuna/thornburg/herrera/casilla/dyson and only room to start 4 of them. trying to trade one of them not named herrera for SP.
    1. what order should i go at fulmer/snell?
    and with only ryan dull/m.cabrera left out there who might close later

    2. if opp doesn’t go for this idea (he seems to want osuna, but would probably take casilla or dyson) would you move herrera for any of tomlin/paxton (and which if so)

    my SP (h2h 12 teamer with deep benches): carrasco/shoemaker/berrios/nola/cashner/duffy/pineda/gausman/smyly/porcello
    with salazar/walker in DL slots and about to drop chen for streaming spot. koehler/boyd/gibson best SP out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Fulmer 2. Sure, Tomlin or Pax, that order

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: no issues with fulmer being shut down in september? or i suppose same thing could be said for snell too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, both could

  182. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey!
    12 Team H2H Categories

    With Choo returning to the Rangers on Thursday would you drop Heyward for him?

    Thanks in advance!
    P.S. Went back and listened to the Canseco interview, it gets even better each time I listen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! Sure, try Choo

  183. Jack says:
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    Pollock worth keeping stashed? Story hurt me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  184. ashtray says:
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    I hoarded some shitty closers. Would you cut any of these to pick up any dominant 8th inning guys?

    My closers:
    Dyson
    Watson
    Kintzler
    Maurer
    Thornburg

    The waiver options:
    Dull
    Bedrosian
    Addison Reed
    Nate Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see Bedrosian over Maurer, but I’d likely hold for now

  185. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Looking for steals but with a little production as well. Trea Turner or Jankowski ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  186. Diamond Joe says:
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    I’m getting tired of both of the Uptons. Would drop either for Dahl or Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, both

    • J-Money says:
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      @Grey: @Diamond Joe: Man…you’ve rode out J-Up this long…why not start to enjoy the ride? 12/3/9/.304/.950 the last 15 days…last 30 days pretty nice too…great lineup, finding his stroke…I wouldn’t let go

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @J-Money: I agree with J-oney on this as well..J up is heating up.

      • J-Money says:
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        @J-Money: Excuse me…10/4/8/1/.304/.950…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m beaten down on the Upton drop questions

  187. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    With Arcia coming up does Perez become a super-utility? Gennett is slashing .294/.377/.456 verses lefties this year, which is actually better than vs RHP.

    They’ve gotta find a way to keep Perez’s bat in the lineup. Perez’s splits favor against LHP for slugging, but everything else is close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez is their right fielder

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha.

  188. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    I read yesterday that Rubby is going to throw BP to Hermann and Pollock today. Last man standing gets to play this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: In all seriousness though, Pollock could begin playing this weekend. They want him to have a few weeks of regular playing and then possibly activate him as soon as the end of the month.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I doubt it, but maybe

  189. The Duke says:
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    Please rank these closers…Colome, Estevez, Diaz, and Thronburg. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estevez, Colome

  190. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    who ever wins the NL rookie of the year shouldn’t feel too good about it, with both diaz/story likely out for the year with 2 months left.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: i’m not sure on this, but when was last time anybody who missed 1/3 of season won that? either way, unless diaz’s defensive WAR was really bad he’d have higher WAR in the 2/3 of season they both played. and yep, story has a 2.7 to diaz’s 2.5. of course the people who vote on that stuff aren’t forced to use any objective criteria of any kind, so who knows. i will bet 4-1 that it won’t be either of these guys though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, forgot about Seager, he should win, my bad

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey: same here and I have Seager on my team..lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story will still win

  191. matt says:
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    Grey, start Maeda @ coors tomorrow? SON doesnt like it (-4.8) but Maeda did throw 6 1/3 scoreless innings there earlier in the year and this time no Story. I’m on pace to be 38 innings under my limit in a 12 team roto .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  192. J-Money says:
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    So our 12 teamer apparently hasn’t set a trade deadline…we’ve been rolling the same keeper league (keep up to 4) for its 5th year now with ESPN…a few years prior with Yahoo…and I’m curious to get your take on some trades that have been taking place this year. A couple teams are mathematically eliminated, and they’ve decided to sell their whole team for one solid keeper to a team thats in contention. The most recent trade: Goldschmidt for Daniel Murphy, Kyle Seager, JBJ, and Matt Carpenter. Its obvious the team of contention doesn’t give a damn and just wants to keep Goldy, so they don’t care what they give up for him. In the mean time, the team in contention gets better 3 fold…

    Thoughts on this trade? It was veto’d, rightly so in my opinion, granted I’m also a team in contention, but isn’t that a little ridiculous?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I don’t believe in vetoes

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Vetoes are real, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t ruin my innocence

  193. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Probably already asked but would you start McCarthy today @COL in a h2h league? Rockies 28th with a 76 wRC+ the last 30 days and just lost Story.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  194. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    bench kepler @ carrasco 1.2 for either of
    upton vs shields 25.7
    or
    duvall vs waino 21.1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meant start Upton

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bench Kepler, Duvall

  195. #BlackmonMatters says:
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    I have a 13 game lead (thanks to you guys here at razzball), so basically I am just waiting for the fantasy playoffs. Do you think Tyson Ross will be back by then? I bundy and someone is offering me ross straight up. Do I take it?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t want Ross

      • #BlackmonMatters says:
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        Too much risk?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @Grey: what about Cobb?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t bother with him

  196. FoRizzo says:
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    Hey Grey! Great write-up as always. I’d like your input on this deal:

    10 team keeper league offensive cats are R/H/HR/RBI/SB/TB/AVG/OPS/CYC/SLAM
    My Stanton (1st rnd keeper) and Altuve (5th) for his Springer (1st), Polanco (3rd), and Dee (25th). So far my lineup looks like this:

    C-d’Arnaud
    1B-Rizzo
    2B-Altuve
    3B-Frazier
    OF-Stanton
    OF-Hanley
    OF-Maybin
    UTIL-Maikel
    UTIL-Lamb

    with Soler on the DL and Reed and Moncada in MiLB slots. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work.

  197. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. lost story. currently have t anderson. how much to bid on arcia. $92 from $250 FAAB remaining….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $32

  198. Matt says:
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    I’ve been holding Forsythe because he is a Rd.24 keeper for me (out of 25 rounds). If I drop him, he loses the keeper value. We only get 3 keepers; do I have 3 better options or is Forsythe a definite keeper? — JoseFernandez (4), Carrasco (4), Lester (8), Odor (11), Kemp (11), Piscotty (22). It’s a 1-year keeper.

    If I drop Forsythe, current options are guys like Naquin, Solarte, Maybin, Flores, Werth, Mauer, MUpton, Valencia, Heyward, B Miller, Crawford, Pillar, Profar, ADickerson. Anything jump out? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not a keeper… naquin

  199. Great Bambino says:
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    Please rank closers ROS

    Casilla, Oh, Barrett, Thornburg, Edwin Diaz, Ken Giles, Watson, Herrera

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, Giles, Casilla

  200. Robert says:
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    Arcia or Eduardo Nunez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  201. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Please rank ROS.
    Hendricks, Wainwright, Matz, Guerra, Velasquez, J. Gray, Eickhoff, Ray.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That ranking looks fine

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

  202. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Jays struck out 22 times yesterday (14 innings). McCullers probably only records 2 today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why you gotta jinx?!

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: A jinxer has to jinx.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, so true!

  203. Bye Felica says:
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    I hope you guys grabbed Giles. I knew it was coming this morning. It just felt like it was coming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  204. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Thornburg

    Ah closer conundrum!? Dropped Dyson for Thornburg yesterday after Jeffress was traded but before Dyson was said to keep job. Was dropping Dyson for Thorn the right move? Giles, Estevez, Madson, and Diaz are all still available too… what’s my best move here in my points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles over Thorn

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, that’s what I figured! Also now I need help planning the rest of this week’s starts now after an awful start yesterday. Well thankfully Duffy put up 41 points to help easy the pain of Salazar’s -14 pts and Nelson @SD backfired because he lost me 11 points so after starting 3 guys yesterday in the first day of my points matchup I’m down by 4 and my opponent didn’t have any pitchers going!

        Tonight I’ve got these guys going:

        Carrasco vs. MIN (22.6)*
        Shoemaker vs. OAK (19.8)*
        McCullers vs. TOR (9.5) *

        Originally had 6 more starts planned after tonight and before Sunday but Moore vs. KC tomorrow was one of them and Salazar obviously doesn’t have a 2nd start anymore so time to re-evaluate! Looks like Moore @WAS now on Saturday (that’s what SON says and Cain’s start was there so it makes sense)? The 4 starts are who we picked originally so which two additional starts should I use and/or pick a whole new group?

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

        8/3 (4 start max)
        McHugh vs. TOR 10.0)
        Nola vs. SF (5.8)
        Nova @ATL (3.7)
        Volquez @TB (-2.8)

        8/4
        Leake @CIN (7.5)

        8/5 (4 start max)
        Pineda vs. CLE (17.3)
        Taillon vs. CIN (17.5)*
        Snell vs. MIN (14.4)
        B. Norris vs. BOS (9.1)
        E. Santana @TB (0.6)

        8/6 (4 start max)
        Eickhoff @SD (10.3)*
        Skaggs @SEA (11.4)*
        Corbin vs. MIL (8.9)
        Rodon vs. BAL (5.1)
        E. Rodriguez @LAN (-1.5)
        Duffy vs. TOR (-3.5)
        Paxton vs. LAA (-3.6)
        Moore @WAS (-8.6)

        • ebudz says:
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          @ebudz: EDIT: there’s only 3 starts marked with an asterisk but I still need 2 more good starts this week!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Snell, McHugh

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: UgH and now Carrasco is about lose me another 18 points!? WTF?!

            Should I drop Moore for streamer spot in order to stream McHugh and Snell next? I actually ended up picking up Giles by dropping Nelson my streamer but still have 4 RPs though I can only start 3 because hopefully I can work out some trade since my staff has me very worried ROS…

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

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, McHugh then Snell

  205. Man vs fantasy says:
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    Yo G

    Kershaw or C seager in a limited keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  206. ThE sHiT says:
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    Give up Archer for CarGo (COL) if you need OF help?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @ThE sHiT: give up Archer for Steven Wright/Mazara?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  207. Db says:
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    Damn alther sweet swing, dropping Leonys or Moreland for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

      • Db says:
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        @Grey: if you need steals?

        • Db says:
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          @Db: or better off picking up jankowski to try and get that steals/net steal categories every week

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sure

  208. Jon says:
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    Would you go with Suarez, Gyorko, Cesar Hernandez, Brad Miller, Didi or Arcia as a replacement for Story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  209. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Street on the DL – I’m adding Bedrosian… someone beat me to Giles… grrrr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  210. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Shit, forgot about the B-Real interview. Might have to jump right to that spot now to listen.

    So glad I dropped Giles to pick up Herrera this weekend, while holding onto Neris for when Jeanmar got traded. I’m good at this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, go now!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I’m listening right now. He kind of already answered my fake question of the sociological and economical effects of marijuana.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Glad to hear him lighten up a bit as the interview progressed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he was hardcore early on, but I was down to rock rough and tough

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Interview was so solid, good stuff G. Could tell it was being recorded by an old fogey though…shoulda tried jiggling the cord! If that wouldn’t work, i’m out of ideas.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! I was about to lean my head out the window for better reception!

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: You held out for so long, then you just had to drop the “in the membraaaane” at the end, didn’t you? Haha. Awesome interview.

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Probably just needed a little tin foil on the rabbit ears

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prolly

  211. Steve says:
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    Aye Carrasco! SON blew it on Bundy today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  212. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    man, our CLE aces not having a good time of it last week or so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No they’re not

  213. Blaster says:
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    I got Eddie D and I got Kenny G
    SAGNOF SAGNOF
    getting saves for free

  214. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Dahl or Kepler? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  215. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Scioscia says he will use a committee, because of course he would.

    I’m probably one of the few people that was unhappy with the closer changes today. I’m in a holds league and have Bedrosian, Giles, and Diaz. Throws a wrench in my plans.

    You think that Harris slots back into a setup role immediately, or is he left to roam the hinterlands of middle relief with the Ernesto Frieris and Cisheks of the world?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: yeah, in a 20 teamer i went from 2 closers to 1 to 3 in like a week with
      rondon/watson/diaz/colome. went from saying “eh, one closer’s fine in a 20″ to ok, back to the 2/2 i want, to dammit, 3-1 closers yet again.” good thing is in a 20 i’m pretty sure i can trade one of them for SP help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess he’ll roam for a week then settle into setup

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey:

        1. You should appreciate that I didn’t ask you to try and read Scioscia’s mind, which would’ve been an exercise in futility and madness.

        2. Probably gonna drop Harris for Shawn Kelley, te gusta?

        3. So Bundy vs. the Rangers, um, well, yeah.

        4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY0v19EIjuo love the beat on this.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Fred Garvin MP: if it’s the kind of league where you could get harris back later, he’s still got a top 10 FIP in MLB in all RP, and gregerson is hurt. papelbon still might be the 8th over there (for now)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Ha, thanks! 2. Yeah, go for it 3. Yeah, yeah, yeah 4. Wish I didn’t have to look at his mug

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: i’m trying to move one of watson/colome/diaz in 20 teamer for a SP help. guy is SEA fan and offered fatolo, to which i laughed in a friendly manner.

        he then offered guerra + 5-6 bump in picks for next year (1 pick) for diaz. stick to guns and only attempt moving watson or colome elsewhere or take the pick + guerra for diaz?

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: liriano would be my drop, and i’d add siegrist/ottavino/knebel for holds (can’t believe siegrist is out here in this league, even if we only own about 4 RP per team)

  216. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    holy shit, it took a while, but here we are with bundy, in a bad park, against a good offense going no hitter (1 BB) across 16 outs, one start after last start going 16 straight perfect game outs into the 6th. i have him in some spots, but damn i wish i didn’t trust SON and have him in ALL SPOTS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t jinx it!

  217. Rondo says:
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    10-team H2H points league – Saunders, Dahl, Kepler, Schoop, Castellanos. Who is the odd man out ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

  218. Al Koholic says:
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    Would u drop Robertson for bedrosian Or Giles

    • Al Koholic says:
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      @Al Koholic: already grabbed Giles. Would u drop Robertson for bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  219. Frankgrimes says:
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    First Kzar now cookie
    Oh Fuck I can’t have anything nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey!

  220. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    for some asinine reason boyd’s been demoted for annabelle (albeit annabelle is doing ok today). in AL only, where the only SP out there are
    nolasco/liriano/pelfrey/gee/weaver/lincecum/whoever the fuck is NYY’s 5th guy now/overton/whoever the fuck is OAK’s 5th guy/karns, nuno (if walker isn’t back this weekend)/marty perez

    and annabelle probably the one to go with zimmerman back at some point, use the 5th waiver on liriano? if that don’t work i guess just stream it like the plan had been pre-liriano trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Liriano

  221. chris says:
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    in a 10 team h2h points league is justin upton droppable for max kepler? J up is just sitting on my bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  222. herschel says:
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    half an inning and in and a rain delay in colorado. urgh…..

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @herschel: and i just activated dahl and traded for blackman in a dynasty! i need dem stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  223. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. lose rajai or mazara as a bench bat?

    • herschel says:
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      @herschel: or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  224. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    official deal is guerra + 10th rounder for diaz + 16th rounder (20 team redraft). that good enough or try to sell watson/colome elsewhere and keep diaz? liriano or pineda is the SP drop for siegrist/otta/knebel

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: oops, we don’t have draft pick trades here, so really, is guerra enough for diaz straight up, still have watson/colome.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: what about this one
        AA ron sanchez + guerra for diaz
        this of course is ONLY if you think AAron is going to get holds, in which case i’d be taking him over siegrist/otta/knebel

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: that AAron one would only be done IF
          1. AAron goes to bullpen (we’re waiting on that of course)
          and
          2. he gets holds there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me…Liriano

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: wow, he likes diaz so much he’s doing the AAron +guerra right now for liriano +diaz

  225. Brett says:
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    Grey

    In a league with category with holds and another one for saves. My pen currently is colome Miller Casilla Harris rondon romo. With gregorson on the dl shouldn’t Harris be the man in Houston and having romo is nice with Casilla would you cut any of these guys for Cody Allen? Getting Allen would be nice having Miller.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  226. Boomer19 says:
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    Where do you see Trumbo’s ranking for next year? Top30? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      50

  227. Dommattingly says:
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    Drop Heyward for Kepler or Reddick?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

      • Frankgrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Didn’t he get 200 million?
        Uhhhhhh why?

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Grey: @Frankgrimes: he’s played about all year with a wrist injury. should he be, of course not. entirely possible next year he goes right on back to what he was last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahahaha, great question

  228. Creepy Crespi says:
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    FWIW, Trea Turner qualifies at 2B/OF as of Wed in yahoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  229. Brett says:
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    Altherr or profar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  230. Josh says:
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    Trade Duvall for Giles?

    Thanks.

  231. AJ says:
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    Hi Grey being offered Arrieta for my Daniel Murphy, what you think? my current infield Bryant/Odor/Desmond/Turner/Diaz DL
    .thanks!

  232. muskysmell says:
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    McCullers has elbow discomfort

    FML

  233. William Hung says:
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    Shoemaker with what is shaping up to be another start without Ks… it’s like that 13 K performance took everything out of him

  234. Andy says:
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    Drop Allen for bedrosian?
    Thanks

  235. herschel says:
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    Musgrove replace mccullers should he need a dl stint? had 8ks in 4+ ip in replace of him today….

  236. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Current closers: Colome, Thornburg, Maurer, Harris

    Already going to drop Harris obviously, Diaz and Giles both available. Limited season moves, but obviously want the best players available. What moves should I make?

  237. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Better stash,

    Puig or Judge?

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