Oh my God, Drew Smyly is more like Smyly Corleone.  Every time you think you’re out, he pulls you right back in.  Fredo, you went against the family, and we can’t have that.  “Smyly, is that you?  Why do you keep calling me?”  That’s Alfredo Griffin getting annoyed with Smyly Corleone.  “I made them offer at a pitch they couldn’t refuse.”  Seriously, stop Smyly Corleone!  So, there’s always one pitcher (sometimes more than one) that befuddles and seduces, seduces and befuddles.  Justin Masterson carried the torch for a while when he was Justin Masterson:  Passive Aggressive Starter.  Now, Drew Smyly seems to be carrying that same damned if you do, damned if you don’t torch.  Yesterday, his line was 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners with 12 Ks.  On the year, his K-rate and walk rate are 10.3 and 2.2.  Those are ace numbers.  Unlike a lot of other big strikeout guys and actual aces, Smyly doesn’t throw very hard and seems to tire after about two starts in a row.  His ERA on the year is 4.75, but that’s absurd, as in I will absurd you while you’re on waivers.  But, ugh, that K-rate, that walk rate, it’s hard for me to resist and if he was dropped in your league, I could see giving him another chance, but I’d be wary of matchups because I just don’t see him overpowering most teams when he’s not working on ten days rest.  He just doesn’t throw hard enough.  I.e., leave the speed gun, take the cannoli.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Taijuan Walker – Expects to make his next start after being diagnosed with posterior tibial tendinitis, which WebMD describes as “sore from a foot in your ass.”  Though, that entry is user-generated, and I wrote it.

Mark Teixeira – Aiming to return next Friday.  Like a dolphin in Japan, I wait with bated breath.

Ivan Nova – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.77.  In related news, Luis Severino apologizes for not calling back Trudy Steinbrenner after their torrid affair.  Can he return to the rotation now?

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .290.  What’s that, Cougs?  Why didn’t I make the bed?  Would you believe that I did, but there was a Torenado that swept through?  No, huh?

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .323.  If he were on another team, he’d be Omar Infante.  In Coors, he’s Big Baby Jesus.  Wait, that’s Odubel.

Jose Reyes – Designated for assignment, which means the Rockies will eat $40+ million of his contract.  In an odd bit of trivia, Jerry Seinfeld named his dog, Jose, after Reyes.  I hate to hear what Michael Richards calls Jerry’s dog.  Charlie Blackmon?  Butch Wynegar?

Kolten Wong – Now has four homers in six games in the minors while playing the occasionally center field so he can return to the majors eventually and make Randal Grichuk further ask, “Seriously, what did I do wrong?”

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.78 vs. Collin McHugh – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.89.  This matchup was billed as, “If you fell into a coma for three months after drafting both of these guys, your team ERA lowered, but you’re still in last place.  And get A.J. Pollock out of your lineup!”

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, hitting .198.  Hasn’t really done anything amazing, but feels on the brink of breaking out of his slump, so if you want to buy him low, you better act quickly.

Oliver Perez – 1/3 IP, 1 ER and the blown save, because Dusty tried to play the percentages.  Those percentages were, “There’s a 100% chance I screw all fantasy baseball owners of Shawn Kelley and my own team if I try to outthink the obvious move in the ninth, and zero percent chance this makes any sense.”  Now, because of Dusty trying to impress his toothpick with 9th inning bullpen moves, Kelley (1 2/3 IP, 0 ER) won’t even be available for a game or two.  If the idea was to limit Kelley’s innings, well played!

Stephen Strasburg – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.90.  I hated him last year, but love him this year.  Yeah, I’m more shameless than Hammer dancing for popcorn chicken.

Jason Hammel – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.26.  Hard to get angry at that, but let me try!  Why did he only throw 84 pitches?  Maddon wearing Freezy Freakies?  Cause he’s using some serious kid gloves with Hammel.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Ben Zobrist – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer.  I kinda wish I owned the entire Cubs lineup.  Well, I can do without Addison Russell (2-for-4, 1 RBI), and I sorta hate Heyward (1-for-5), but, ya know, everyone else.  Including their pitchers.

Jose Iglesias – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting over .400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tim Anderson – 3-for-5, 3 runs, hitting .320.  If you gave up on him after one game, you might’ve wanted to wait a little while longer.

Starling Marte – When diving for a catch, he was hit by a one-bounce liner off his face and left the game.  Didn’t look serious, but the Titanic was a one-bounce ocean liner, so it’s worth monitoring.

Jeff Locke – 4 IP, 7 ER.  Bring up Taillon!  Oh, wait, we don’t need to do that anymore.  Oh, Wait, Part II, Still Waiting:  Bring up Glasnow!

Juan Lagares – Late scratch with a thumb injury.  Would’ve been an early scratch if he used his index finger.

Kelly Johnson – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  Kelly Johnson is the Jane Doe name for transgender females.

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I’m completely cyclops’ing this guy, because he does have 15+ homer power and will get those long balls at some point.  Which is also what could be said to any man.

Noah Syndergaard – 8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks.  If every start could only be that easy.  *sees his 1.91 ERA*  Oh, well, okay.

Corey Kluber – 5 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.23.  I like it better when my all-over-the-effin-map starters are trying to get on my good side vs. when they are pissing me off.  Hayzeus Cristo, just have a month straight of good starts, please!

Rajai Davis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I picked up The King of SAGNOF about six weeks ago and held onto him.  His stats on my team:  22/5/15/.286/9 in 112 ABs.  That’s around a solid number three outfielder.

Omar Infante – Designated for assignment.  Oh, no, this could be the end of Hispanic Baby Omar.  If that’s true, I’ll miss you, HBO, but what were you thinking with The Brink, Ballers, True Detective season 2 and the last four seasons of Girls?

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .330.  Don’t you want to own the whitest-sounding guy to ever play baseball?  “Hey!”  Sorry, David Eckstein, my bad.

Freddie Freeman – 4-for-7, 2 runs and his 11th homer as he hit for the cycle.  Okay, I’ll stop making fun of you now that you have a full 22 RBIs (almost what I got from Rajai in 130 less ABs).

Anthony DeSclafani – 2 2/3 IP, 1 ER, but gave up three unearned runs to the Atlanta Barfs.  Not sure I understand everyone’s love for this guy.  Y’all remember DeSclafani had a 7.3 K/9 and 4.05 ERA last year in 184 2/3 IP?  That’s pretty whatever.

Jose Peraza – Hit leadoff.  Yay!  Went 1-for-6, 1 RBI.  Lowercase yay.  Stole a base.  Um, yay, but 1-for-6, really?

Jake Smolinski – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in four games and has been hitting around .400 in the last week.  Hot Smolinski!  Which sounds like a nickname for kielbasa in Milwaukee.

Robinson Chirinos – 2-for-4 and his 3rd and 4th homers and 2nd and 3rd in two games.  Ugh, now I’m even switching out my catchers.  Goodbye, Nick Hundley!

Rougned Odor – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers.  He really knocked that one out.  Don’t flinch, Bautista.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.54.  As I said last time he pitched *searches the site, gets distracted, ends up watching 30 minutes of a Morgan Fairchild exercise video*  Okay, not sure what I said, but I will say that Gray isn’t a 5.50+ ERA pitcher, so he can be better.  Just wouldn’t want him on my team waiting for the good stuff.

Hector Santiago – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.30.  Was thisclose to streaming him yesterday per the Stream-o-Nator, but I — tell ’em, Biff — chickened out.

C.J. Cron – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  I’ve been accused of trying to make Cron a thing like fetch, so I’m moving on.  (Love him though!)

Kevin Gausman – 3 IP, 6 ER. You know those drunk driving commercials where it ends in disaster and it says, “Next time this could be you.”  Well, there should be a commercial where Gausman owners talk to the camera, describing their anguish, warning those who own AL East pitchers.  “You’re having a good time, minding your own business.  Thinking, ‘This couldn’t happen to me,’ then bam!  Out of nowhere, your ERA and WHIP are ruined.  This was brought to you by FOALE, Fantasy Owners against the AL East.  Get your horses elsewhere.”

Adam Jones – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, as he continues to hit leadoff.  Could possibly be the worst type of hitter for a leadoff role.  Not like Showalter and Jones don’t know each other either.  Unless Showalter was hit over the head by Dusty Baker’s toothpick.

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .275.  This guy really fell off the face of the earth, right?  Imagine if he were on a lousy team.  He’d have two homers and 18 RBIs while hitting .220.  I put that through my “What if they were Padres” calculator.

Steven Wright – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.22.  How hilarious would it be if he won the AL Cy Young.  Okay, not actually funny, unless The Big Bang Theory puts in their laugh track.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-3, 3 runs and a slam (17) and legs (2).  Now has five homers in his last five games.  Going through one of those wonderful stretches sluggers go through.  A time when all is right in the world, including that damn drippy faucet!  Cougs, can we do something about that?

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (16) and legs (5).  Uh-oh, the Blue Jays’ offense is starting to click.  *sees they were against the Phillies’ starters*  Okay, could be a combination of factors.

Marco Estrada – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.58.  Marco Estrada had a career renaissance like Erik Estrada wished Armed & Dangerous had been.

Vince Velasquez – Played catch on Tuesday.  He said, “Everything is clicking pretty well.”  Hopefully he means that as in everything’s going well and not, “My shoulder clicks when I throw, hey, look at that gorgeous water well.”

Cody Asche – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, also lead waiver wire guys in steals for the past week.  Could be a very light schmotato.

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.10.  Liked him in the preseason, seemed so obvious to draft him — ipso drafto — yet I don’t own him anywhere.  I’m dipso dafto.

Matt Duffy – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .251.  Was expecting to call Duffy a hot schmotato yesterday, but then he went hitless on Tuesday for the first time in a week, but he’s back at it, and definitely worth grabbing.  Maybe that’s Duffinitely.

Gregor Blanco – 3-for-6, 2 runs, as he hit leadoff, and has five hits in his last 10 at-bats.  It’s Ben a Revere struggle for Denard, so could see Blanco or even Angel Pagan (3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI) get some time at the top of the Giants’ lineup.

Joe Panik – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 5th steal, hitting .268.  Not to disparage Panik or any Giants hitter, but some of their newfound hitting can be directly attributed to the Brewers’ pitching staff.  Jimmy Nelson (3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.92) has been one of the better ones (actually, only halfway decent one), and even he got lit up yesterday.

Kenta Maeda – Hopes to make his next turn in the rotation.  I hope he does since I just traded for him.  I’m an only child, this is about me.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.58.  Didn’t have his best stuff yesterday, which makes it even more insane how good he is.  I have a suggestion for Dodgers fans.  They should dress like priests and take signs to Kershaw’s starts that read, “Claycify,” which takes his first name and calcify which means to harden, then scream it like they’re screaming testify.  Oh, it’s not that convoluted!

Brad ZieglerDiamondbacks are fielding calls from other teams on their closer.  Maybe they can trade him for James Shields.  “So, a 5.45 K-rate is good, right?”  “First, Dave Stewart, no, it’s not good.  Second, that’s his ERA.”

Shelby Miller – Expected back on Monday.  “Hoping he can continue to put up big numbers.”  Jesus, Dave Stewart, you don’t want a big number for an ERA!

Patrick Corbin – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  Don’t love owning Giancarlo in one league, my love for Delino didn’t end well, but expecting Corbin to stabilize my pitching staffs this year has been one of my biggest regrets.  You’re rue’ing me!

Rickie Weeks – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .244.  About a week ago, he had a two-hit game with a homer too.  Too bad his name isn’t Rickie Daily.

Melvin Upton – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Now has two homers in the past three games.  Wanna depress yourself?  You would’ve been better off confusing the Uptons in your draft, and taking Melvin in the 2nd round.

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 13th save.  His season ERA is 0.00.   Malcolm Gladwell should write an addendum chapter to Outliers that is only about Rodney’s first six weeks.

Giancarlo Stanton – Sat out once again yesterday, and 2nd time in his last four games.  Either he’s injured and Stupidon Mattingly should DL him, or they should play him.  I get that he’s struggling, but how does he come out of a slump on the bench?

Jose Fernandez – Will be skipped in his next turn in the rotation in order to limit his innings.  S’cool and all, but we’re in June.  Can they just shut him down in September?  I mean, it’s not like the Marlins will be in the playoff hunt.  Doesn’t it make more sense to let him pitch all the way through than shutting him down and starting him up again?  Is this Stupidon at it again?

Ichiro Suzuki – 2-for-5, 1 run.  He collected his 4,257th professional hit across his play in Japan and the MLB, which means, if Japan merges with the U.S. for the supercountry of Japunited States, Ichiro is the new Hit King.  Before you scoff at our new name, you know Trump would immediately nix Unipan because it sounds too much like a Spanish language station.

  1. JakeTPE says:
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    Dropped Smyly earlier this week, =D

    Saw his line from last night, =O

    Went and picked him back up, =|

    Love the recap, Grey. Enjoy getaway day!

  2. Shark says:
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    Personally, I’d go with “baited breath” over “bated breath”. But it’s Tex, so who really cares?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shark: I went with the correct spelling

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: holy crap, that is the correct spelling, i’ve literally never seen it spelled that way.

      • Shark says:
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        @Grey:
        Hah. I was being punny, because “baited” implies getting caught, even though no humans should be catching dolphins. I know “bated breath” is correct usage. I know, I know, if you have to explain…And to the dude below, not to be rude, but are you really an MD and unfamiliar with the term “bated breath”?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I hear ya, that comment of mine was prior to coffee, now I’m alive again

  3. lonestar3 says:
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    Owning Kluber the last two years was very much like dating my bipolar ex…it sucked. Half the time…

    • Shark says:
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      @lonestar3:
      If you were trying to be funny, I laughed. If not, well…

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Shark: He was, with only 50% of the readers, or 50% of EVERYONE’s collective brain.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Hebrew Oilers says:
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          @Ante GALIC: glad you are back! Half of why I read this site is to check your comments. Keep ’em coming (although the above is not your usual format — no offense intended).

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @lonestar3: “Give this man a Xanax”

      Haha

  4. Nation says:
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    pondering an offer in a 12tm 5×5 league, two util spots.

    Was offered: Cain/Frazier/Upton/Goldy for my betts/arenado.

    I still have rizzo/Crush/JD Martinez/Blackmon (fowler/buxton).

    Ive got a need at pitching and could probably get Price instead of one of the above mentioned players.

    Im torn because im giving up the two best players, but also receiving four guys who we thought were all top 25ish hitters coming into the season

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Nation: pfffttt man I’m keeping Betts and Nolan. And at this point it’s not even close for me

    • Cram It says:
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      @Nation: Forget preseason rankings at this point. If you need pitching, get it without giving up the two best players.

  5. Shark says:
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    True story, ‘Bro: I’m one of those schmoes who dumped Ozuna after his cold start, thinking he’d never make it back because he plays for StupiDon Mattingly. Well, I was obviously wrong, but I’m blaming StupiDon anyway! I’m a J-Fer owner, because StupiDon (great name!) can’t do much to the pitchers right? Wrong! So, good luck Stanton owners, you’ll need it.

      • Shark says:
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        @Grey:
        Btw, congrats on being the only “popular” pundit with the correct call on Puig. I owned him last year, and wondered what all those other dudes were smoking. One dude on CBS just mea culpa’d his call on Puig being a possible “best player overall” ROFLMFAO! I think Mattingly stuck a fork in Puig last year, and poor Puig may never recover.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          CBS guy called Puig the best player overall?!

          • Shark says:
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            @Grey:
            It was one of those outlier-type predictions. From their 6/15 apology tour article -Chris Towers of CBS: ” How high were my expectations for Yasiel Puig this season? Did I mention him as a dark-horse candidate for the No. 1 overall player spot? Yes. Yes, I did.”

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              @Shark:
              Even Fangraphs I think had Puig maybe top 20ish? or so in their pre-season projections. At which point I stopped looking at those projections!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Crazy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wasn’t even sure how people were ranking him in the top 100

              • ManuteBologna says:
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                @Grey:

                Ok to drop him at this point for streaming?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  In some leagues

  6. Jake says:
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    Are you sure Randal Grichuk won’t further ask, “Seriously, what did I do WONG?”

    Thanks for another great write-up.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Jake: Don’t touch my wong!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Ha, thanks!

  7. Yah Canyonerooh says:
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    Would you trade Segura, Mazara, Verlander and J Ross to get Harper and Travis? 10 team non-keeper roto

    Great writeup, as always, live off this stuff – thank you

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Wow! This is like the first time I read the encyclopedia Britannica, volume A-Am, in 1976. My father bought the first volume in a Safeway supermarket for 1 penny(!) but didn’t buy any further volumes because he didn’t want to fork over like 1.99$ which is now like a small fortune. Wanted to say, in short, really enjoyed the write-up!

    a. On Kelly Johnson, too funny! I thought the Jane Doe name for the LGBTI community was Kelley Johnson but I digress.

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 16)

    Horatio: How well did you know these people?
    Tripp: Only person I recognized was his lawyer. Mrs. Winston sells high-end real estate, so buyers fly in from around the world. But trust me, this isn’t a group of killers.
    Horatio: Well, someone was the exception to the rule. Where is Mrs. Winston?
    Mrs. Winston: I’m over here, John. But that’s not your name any more, is it? It’s Horatio Caine. I like it.
    Horatio: You know what, you can go now.
    Mrs. Winston: Thank you very much.
    Tripp: You know her, Horatio?
    Horatio: Mrs. Winston, Frank, is Kyle’s mother.
    Julia: You’ve known? For how long?
    Horatio: Long enough, Julia. (cue the queue of sunglasses) Long enough.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: You must really know your A-Am’s! A. Ha B. Ha!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Yep. I re-read that volume at least 100 times until it get really boring. C’est la vie!

        Cheers,
        Ante

  9. JashFath

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    I have about 200 hits in my slow-pitch softball league. Only 4,057 to go!

    • theone189 says:
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      @JashFath:

      Fucking awesome dude!!! I’m hitting like .525 this yr. Feels grrrreeeeaaarrr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JashFath: You did more than half of yours drunk on Michelob too, so that has to be even more impressive

  10. Wild Thing says:
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    Haha Grey. I had the same thought re JoFer. This makes no sense. How/why does Mattingly keep getting hired???

  11. Dr Y says:
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    10 team mixer
    Give kluber & Ross
    Get price & Paxton
    Pulled deal off before last nights kluber start :)

  12. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    You were touting tim anderson for deeper leagues before opening day. I appreciate those type of fliers. I drafted him and had to drop him but i still appreciate and fully trust your fliers. The positive outcomes far out-weigh the negative ones on this site. I trust you guys. Thanks for all of your under appreciated work and answering of all the incessant questions. I don’t know how you do it. If I weren’t so poor I’d give more. You guys earn every penny you get out of this and deserve more.

    • knucks says:
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      @Kiss The Mad Bum: The realest comment of the day, guaranteed.

      • Bogaerts Turner Overdrive says:
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        @knucks:
        Yup. Razzball writers consistently giving 100x more valuable knowledge than any schmohawk on any other fantasy site. Cheers to razzball.

  13. Bill Lee says:
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    ***Yeah, I’m more shameless than Hammer dancing for popcorn chicken.***

    LMFAO!

  14. Bye Felica says:
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    Mattingly is the walking dead

    Because he’s cancerous to team chemistry

    (Get It)

    • Wild Thing says:
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      @Bye Felica: He keeps getting chances because he could hit a baseball in the 1980s. Ridiculous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bye Felica: Not entirely but never saw the walking dead

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Bye Felica: walking dead zombies don’t have cancer

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Mantis Toboggan MD: amen

        Grey you never watched it? What are your fav shows? You tried Peaky Blinders? I see you mentioning Bloodline and of course GoT.

        • Grey

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          Peaky Blinders is in my queue to watch…. I love The Americans

  15. Stanton in my way says:
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    Who is next in line in Arizona if Ziegler is traded?

  16. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Are we moving on from Raisel Iglesias for 2016 at this point? Looking to add some depth on my team and he strikes me as the biggest drop target.

    Also, do you think Rua is worth owning in a weekly league now that Choo is back?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: He shouldn’t be taking up a roster spot being on the DL. But if you need room, sure, lose him.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: It’s a weekly keeper where I kept him at the nice price of $3 coming into 2016. My pitching has been a MASH unit, so I have Tropeano, Ryu, Cobb, and Raisel on the DL (4 guys for 3 spots). Sounds like Tropeano will be back next week though, so I’ll just flip them for now.

    • knucks says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: In a couple weeks he will be the only reliable arm in that pen. I don’t see any reason why he won’t be closing by the end of July, but who knows. I added him to an open DL slot. If I have any room when its time for him to get activated, I’ll string him along a bit and see what happens.

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    Hey Grey,

    Hope alls good. Two questions and a hip hop recommendation.

    I have Jon Grey and Junior a Guerra. Would you drop either or both for Odorizzi or Smyly, both who were recently dropped? I guess how would you rank all four?

    Second. I’m in early conversation with guy in my league who has Price. My pitching includes Sale, Lester, Jon Grey, Guerra, and Raisel (DL). There are three players who have peaked his interest on my team who I would maybe be willing to deal: Chris Davis, Wil Meyers, and Mazara. My offense has been great and have days where i have no choice but to sit Meyers and Davis (if against lefties). There would probably be peripheral players added to the deal. Which of these three guys would you be most reluctant to give up? Which would would you try and sell? Just to add, these three guys are all potential options for my final keeper spot where I’d be able to draft Davis in the 4th round next year and the the other two guys around the 10th round. Thanks as always.

    Finally, not sure if you are an MF Doom fan like myself but came across this short mashup album where his raps are mixed with Sade. In also a big Sade fan so this got me excited. Anyway, here’s one song below to check out.

    https://youtu.be/9K7uoQb1R7s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Davis most reluctant, Myers for sell…Love me some mashup albums, thanks!

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Ever hear WuGazi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, but from the name alone I’m Googling that shizz

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: My favorite mash-up

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is the whole album available at Youtube? All I’m seeing is songs

  18. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    kluber got completely F’d in that game (i’m in KC currently) where hosmer had a thing ruled a “hit” in that inning with the 3 run homer 2 batters later (after a 3rd guy got on) when a ball thrown cleanly at the 1B hit directly off his glove (and not low either, very catchable good throw, and hosmer was at least 6 feet away from being safe) already with 2 outs, clearly the 1B ump was playing against kluber this week in his h2h league and/or owns hosmer. we really need to unionize this fantasy shit to make MLB pay the piper when these garbage calls effect this much stuff.

  19. The Harrow says:
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    don’t understand everybody’s love for desclafanini? i see you quoting him over people i’d never thought i see lately. (albeit more people are probably asking about him even more in higher %’s than i’d have thought too). i clearly remember him as somebody ownable in maybe 1/4 of starts last year due to awful K rate/scary park/bad team etc.

      • Paul C. says:
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        @Grey: DeScalafani got some hype because over the last two months of 2015, his K% minus BB% was over 20%, which was Arrieta/Price territory. And it coincided with him increasing his usage of a sinker and curveball, which he previously hadn’t done, so it seemed potentially real. We’ll see how it turns out, but it wasn’t a totally irrational thing to tout him as a sleeper. The hype did probably go a little too far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

  20. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Desclsfini or snell?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Snell. I’d start him today. If you can’t do that, then why not wait until you see what he does today?

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Cram It: i love those leagues in which you can wait for snell’s 2nd great start after his first one was awesome. it’s like going to a college where there’s like 80% women, go anywhere and find hot people all over the place vacant of men for large chunks of time.

        • Cram It says:
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          @The Harrow: Yeah it usually boggles my mind. Guys ask if they should drop shitty player ‘x’ for good player ‘y’ and I wonder how they have time to sit here and wait for the answer without ‘y’ being picked up. Like there’s no other teams in the league making moves and they can literally obtain whoever they want, whenever they want.

          • The Harrow says:
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            @Cram It: you got it, dipstick (yesterday’s theme)

            • Cram It says:
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              @The Harrow: I never got to use kvetch.

              • Vinny Boombatz says:
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                @Cram It: Douche canoe.

  21. Funny Name says:
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    Are you sure you wrote that WebMD entry and not Red Forman?

  22. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Hammel/Pomeranz…Kluber which side?

    • DickieT says:
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      @Rodger Dorn: Depends on who’s spot Pomeranz is taking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rodger Dorn: I’d go Kluber, could obviously be the other two

  23. Bogaerts Turner Overdrive says:
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    ROS am I okay in the starting pitching department?
    6×6 OPS QS

    Syndergod, Jo-Fer, Archer, Fulmer, Maeda, Roark, Duffy, Gray.

    I only have 1 bench bat, Tim Anderson, and have 57/60 possible points on Offense so far.

    Any fliers I should take? or should I stand pat? Only a handful of guys with > 30% ownership left (ESPN)

    Thanks

      • Bogaerts Turner Overdrive says:
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        @Cram It:

        guys with less than 20-30% ownership in most leagues.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Bogaerts Turner Overdrive: That doesn’t help. If you’re talking Tim Anderson vs a different bench bat, then it doesn’t really matter. If you want SAGNOF for the one or two games a week you deploy him, then hold.

  24. Joe says:
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    12 Team Keeper – 5×5 OBP League

    Was offered:

    Stanton, Harvey, R Osuna, Maybin

    For

    Arenado, O. Herrera

    I’m finding it hard to hit decline but Arenado is as safe as they come. What should I do?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Joe: I’d hold.

    • theone189 says:
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      @Joe:

      The hell with all that noise. I would do that asap. Harvey isn’t all that and you can replace him at draft. Maybin??? C’mon son, replaceable . Osuna is good but Herrera can easily his down against him especially in an OPS league. Stanton? Injury prone Stanton? You really look at deep at his make up and that dude isn’t better than a .270 hitter. Arrenado is LEGIT power, avg hitter. Remember when he wasn’t a good defender in minors or a power hitter? Guy said he worked on his game and improved. That’s what you want to see from young guy. This yr he’s improved his walk rate too. Gian Carlos isn’t improving.

      Do this trade asap.

      • Joe says:
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        @theone189: Sorry, I should have clarified. I own the Arenado side of the deal.

      • theone189 says:
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        @theone189:

        Oh fuck wait u have Arenado? Then hell nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Agree with Cram

  25. Adam says:
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    Agree with SONs ranking of Duffy today? -$12?

    • JVanSlyke says:
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      @Adam: wondering the same. I’m leaving towards starting him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: I’m starting him, God help us all

    • Paul C. says:
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      @Adam: SON uses projection systems like Steamer as significant inputs, right? So it might be slow to react when guys have in-season changes like developing a new grip/pitch or using a new arm slot or release point. Many times those “changes” turn out to be narratives created to explain what are actually just short-term fluctuations, so overall it’s smarter to use projections, but it might miss real changes when those do occur (which are probably rare). Duffy, Paxton, CC and Verlander have all been reported as making some meaningful changes, so we’ll see if any are real. But SON might be off on those guys for a bit until the projection systems get enough of a sample to change their numbers on those guys.

  26. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call for today , please pick two :
    Plouffe vs CC
    Iglesias @ KC. Duffy
    EzCarrera @ Philly Nola
    Adonis Garcia vs Straily
    Cuthbert vs Verlander
    Smolinski vs Tex. Lewis
    6×6 roto
    Thanks

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Not sure if Carrera will be in the lineup

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        If Smolinski isn’t in there today (has started the last four , but all vs leftys )
        Go with …… Hot Iglesias vs my Duffy ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, try Jose

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @JoeG414: 3 of the last 4 were vs lefties, not 4.

  27. Tank1 says:
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    Starting Duffy or Snell today? Thanks

  28. Scott says:
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    Drop Trayce or Pillar for Rua?

  29. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Bauer or Robbie Ray to stream tm?

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Ray is @ Philly on Friday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid

          • Papa Jean Segura says:
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            @Grey: Bauer vs. Cws

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fine

  30. Richie Suess says:
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    Two questions amico

    i have an open OF spot I am trying to fill without making a trade – two good ones available in FA: Rajai Davis or Jayson Werth ROS ? points league

    also, i was offered Odorizi for Paxton..despite Paxton’s uptick since his return would you pull the trigger on this deal? same league as the above

    You are the king!

    Rich

  31. Jim says:
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    Estrada or Quintana?
    Is it close?
    Thx

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Jim: Q. Not all that close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Quintana

  32. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team standard league. Been offered T.Rosenthal and Jaime for Cishek. I think the owner is frustrated with Rosenthal. Pretty obvious to accept it, right? Although I’ll say I had no idea Rosenthal had a BB/9 over 7!

  33. Joe says:
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    ROS: Jose Ramirez or Carlos Gomez?

    • knucks says:
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      @Joe: Hey Joe

      Go with Gomez

      Ramirez wasn’t playing last night, not sure if the ankle is still bothering him. But he went 0/11 combined the 3 games prior. I’m contemplating dropping him for a saves spec in D. Hudson right now myself. That also has to do with the fact that I was able to grab TIMMAH (Anderson) earlier this week and I don’t really see the need in having more than one bench bat in my league at this time. Good luck brutha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Gomez

  34. Ray says:
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    Zobrist for Rendon and Danny Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Works for me

  35. Brian says:
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    Pretty sure I know your answer, but in a H2H dynasty league that uses QS (and in which the top finisher in each indiv cat wins $), is it worth dropping chacin to grab a guy like rua to fill out my lineup for today (provided he plays).

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: someone beat me to rua. what about smolinski or asche?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Asche

  36. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    A. In one league where I need SP, I’ve been offered Fulmer/Hendricks/Hammel (one of the three) for Andrew Miller. Would you take any of them? We don’t count holds BTW.

    B. In another league where I really need saves, I’ve been offered Dyson and Harris for Matz. This is a keeper league. My other SP are Strasburg, Scherzer, Hendricks, Paxton, Duffy, Bumgarner, Taillon, Rich Hill.

      • Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Thank you Jef and Grey. I guess I’ll have to find saves somewhere else.

        • Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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          @Harper’sBetterThanTrout:

          Just got offered Kluber and Wade Davis for Matz… what do you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  37. WhiskeyTea says:
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    In a standard points league would you drop either Odorizzi or J Gray for Paxton v TB today? Hesitant because I like Gray @ MIA tomorrow

    • Cram It says:
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      @WhiskeyTea: Drop Odo then. Sounds like you can get him back if you want.

  38. That's What Speed Do says:
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    What do you think about Eduardo Rodriguez starting at home tonight vs BAL? It scares me a bit… but I feel like I can get a win out of it with Wilson starting on the other end.

  39. Tony C says:
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    Should I drop Jimmy Nelson or Guerra now to stash Alex Reyes?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Tony C: If you can afford to. Don’t know what your team looks like or league structure. I’m not, I’m taking the wait n see approach because i don’t think he’ll be up till Aug unless Garcia blows his arm up (which is possible)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: I’d lose one of the Brewers pitchers, but agree with BF, no idea what your team or league looks like

  40. Billy Tell says:
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    In a H2H category league with QS instead of wins, how would you rank the following pitchers ROS?

    Tyler Chatwood
    Bartolo Colon
    Jerad Eickhoff
    Jimmy Nelson
    Michael Pineda
    Dan Straily
    Matt Wisler

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Billy Tell: on a scale of 1 to BLEH?

    • knucks says:
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      @Billy Tell: I’m in a QS instead of wins myself, so I’ll take a shot here….

      Pineda, Nelson, Eickoff, Straily

      The rest are streamers at best. Eick/Straily are likely streamers as well.

      Wisler had a nice run of QS, but I don’t trust him after the last two outtings, though one was the Cubs I think.

    • knucks says:
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      @Billy Tell: I guess there are some Chatwood believers out there. I don’t want any part. Unless you roster for Away starts.

      • Billy Tell says:
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        @knucks: thanks for the reply. I have one spot in my rotation that is kind of weak. I have Nelson right now, just looking to see if there is an upgrade on the WW. These are the best guys available.

        • Billy Tell says:
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          @Billy Tell: I guess I should also note that this league has limited transactions. 50 for the season and I have 36 remaining.

  41. Robert says:
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    Anyone starting Nola today at home vs the Jays?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Robert: Not I

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Robert: Yes

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: @JeF WiTh 1 F: Ugh, really? You’re not going to convince me to start him, but I’d like to hear the pitch anyway!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s the top rated guy today on SON

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Wow. I didn’t want to hear that. haha.

            • Paul C. says:
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              @Cram It: Blue Jays have fairly significant home/road splits this year. And in Philly they don’t have a DH. I’m starting him.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Well I’m on tilt now that Snell and Straily took me to the woodshed, so Nola it it is! F it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Get it!

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: What ur logic & reasoning for starting Nola vs that Offense…just curious

  42. Clint says:
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    So between Stras, Kluber, Kennedy, Cishek, & Gray I got this last night:
    26.0 innings, 1 win, 27K’s, 6.23 ERA, & 1.38 WHIP

    Here’s my total staff: Stras, Kluber, Kennedy, Gray, Harvey, Price, Shoe, Wade, K-Rod, Cishek, Melancon & Estevez

    What’s the best way to fix this?

    Lean on the decent trio of Harvey, Stras, & Price for now, start Shoe at #4, and drop Kennedy for one of Sabathia, Duffy, Kazmir, or Paxton?

    Drop Kennedy for a middle reliever in lieu of a 5th SP like Michael Feliz, Brach, Addison Reed, Phelps, or Giles maybe?

    I’m all ears because I literally have no clue how to turn this around at this point w/the way these SP’s are going wonky start to start & I feel like we’re at that point in the season if I don’t start turning the ratio ship around it’s going down. And with my bats also turning frosty I’m not seeing much light at the end of my 12 team roto tunnel.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint: Is there an innings cap? Can you just start guys when they have favorable matchups instead of every start?

      • Clint says:
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        @Cram It:
        Yeah, there’s a standard 1400 innings cap. I’ve been holding back starts enough so I’m on the lower end of the pack for that, thankfully. I’m hanging in w/K’s, just dying in wins/ERA/WHIP, really, but sinking fast.

        I’ve been looking at trades for a while but nobody’s buying or selling beyond the guys I picked up in Harvey/Gray w/the latter looking like a mistake, I guess. Do I look for some of the other overperformers like Quintana, Lackey, Wright, or Fullmer using Gray as trade bait maybe?

        Based on what you & Grey have said, it sounds like I need to bench Kluber/Gray unless it’s a great matchup, start Price/Stras/Harvey/Shoe, & drop Kennedy for a streamer or one of Sabathia, Duffy, Kazmir, or Paxton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you need to drop Gray, that’s what I’ve been saying for weeks

        • Cram It says:
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          @Clint: Absolutely. Don’t start Kluber in Detroit, but start him against Minnesota for example. 1400 isn’t a lot when you’re carrying 7 starters. Just play matchups with the guys you don’t trust and stream a Duffy or a Paxton or a Straily once in a while. You should stay on pace while maximizing good starts. Reassess around the all-star break.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Cram It: And what Grey said. I just wouldn’t own Gray. You can’t trust him in any situation. Try to trade him on name.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: I dropped Kennedy two months ago, he’s still on waivers… Gray has been one waivers that long… I’m sure I’ve mentioned this in posts in the past two months

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint: You can’t make the guys you have better. You can trade, you can stream, you can play matchups, you can manage your pitching. There are ways.

  43. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Now that Dusty had his fun, do you think last night ensures that it’s now Kelley alone in the 9th?

  44. Robert says:
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    Drop Castro for Forsythe?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Robert: Starlin? Nope

  45. Adam Wainwright says:
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    In the last 30 days I have pitched 39 innings with 35 K’s, an era of 2.50 and a whip of .98. I get it, I had a bad start, but it’s time to stop dogging me already. Don’t make me call in to your podcast!

  46. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    in roto’s it doesn’t matter when jo-fer gets his innings (assuming those are all in MLB of course), but for h2h it certainly does. only batshit leagues like those ones somebody around here “scouted” should worry about some of jo-fer’s innings being in september.

  47. The Harrow says:
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    after pretty much never missing any time at all it certainly appears longo’s HR binge is like kryptonite for him.

  48. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Thinking of streaming Paxton today – the players I’m considering swapping out for him are: Kyle Hendricks, Brandon Kintzler… what say you Mr. Grey?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Alright cool – staying put seems to be the theme from the past 2 days…

        I read somewhere that Schoop is on pace for 25 HRs and 90 RBIs… do you think he really reaches 90 RBIs batting in the bottom 3rd of the O’s lineup?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You read that in my preseason predictions about Schoop

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Dammit Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why me?

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: Cause I’m not blaming myself for not remembering where I get certain stats…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah

  49. Moscowitz says:
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    My WHIP and ERA are the only reasons why i am ahead of my opponent this week in a 12 teamer.
    I am kind of afraid of starting Nola vs. Jays. Your thoughts?

  50. Dibbbes says:
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    Dropping schoop or Leonys for trea Turner when he gets the call

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dibbbes: Why would he get the call?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Trea Turner switched to Sprint since the ex-Verizon guy did it too… he has better coverage now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  51. Dibbbes says:
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    Peralta or Leonys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dibbbes: There’s a lot of Peraltas in the majors

      • Dibbbes says:
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        @Grey: David

  52. Dibbbes says:
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    Pick up parra to put on dl?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dibbbes: Why not?

  53. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Paxton over Pom ? QS league, so Pom’s short outings of late are also relevant (in addition to what seems like him wearing down)

  54. Jon says:
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    Nelson, Liriano, Eovaldi, DeSclafani, Gausman…

    How would you rank those schlubs ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Liriano, Nelson

  55. Jon says:
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    Do you think Iglesias gets the Reds closer job when he returns?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jon: No

  56. William says:
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    “but the Titanic was a one-bounce ocean liner”

    Outstanding!

  57. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who’s the best bench bat for Roto ROS: Myers, Schoop, Semien, Mallex or Tim Anderson?

    Thanks!

  58. Sasquatch sluggers says:
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    Great job! Trayce or Tim Anderson long term? Thanks.

  59. ChinMusic says:
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    With Tulo coming off the DL soon, do I drop Danny Espinosa or Tim Anderson?

  60. Klubroken says:
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    As a kluber owner the last 3 years… It’s tough. One thing that I’ve nkticed is the royals always seem tom get to him. Regardless I want my draft money back on this “ace”.

    Taijuan walker or Drew smyly?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Klubroken: Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Klubroken: Agreed….Walker, though not confident in that

  61. Scott says:
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    Can we officially call the Tommy Joseph experiment over?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Sure, until next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: It’s The Tommy Joseph Experiment

  62. Pat says:
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    Good stuff, Gray. Since JoFer has thrown 80 Inn and will be capped at 180 im thinking it maybe time to deal him sooner than later. Any thoughts on when you would, and whom would be targeting. Id like to get a couple arms maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: I don’t think it’s a good idea to trade a better arm for two lesser ones

  63. Pat says:
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    Good stuff, Gray. Since JoFer has thrown 80 Inn and will be capped at 180 im thinking it maybe time to deal him sooner than later. Any thoughts on when you would, and whom would be targeting? Id like to get a couple arms maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: I hear an echo, you typing in a cave?

  64. Dibbbes says:
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    Start straily @atlanta with Freddie freeman or votto?

    Or start Paxton or snell paired with dae ho lee?

    Which combo would give me more points?

      • Dibbbes says:
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        @Grey: do half my teams with votto and half with freeman? Or all freeman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, split it

  65. Klubroken says:
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    What side:

    Corey kluber, marcel ozuna, Kyle Seager for Justin upton, Greg polanco, maikel Franco.

    Thanks.

    • Klubroken says:
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      @Klubroken: also what if you changed kluber to salazar change the outcome? I imagine you like Danny over kluber ros?

      • Klubroken says:
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        @Klubroken: sorry one more piece: out of kluber/salazar/nola/Roark/fulmer you would give any of those pitchers away I would assume? Probably in this order

        Roark>fulmer>nola>kluber>salazar

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Klubroken: Id want Polanco side no matter what starter you put in there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Klubroken: Polanco side, but it’s fair, I’d give one of those, that order seems fine

  66. Chester says:
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    Do I want to give up Verlander, Archer, and Ozuna for Strasburg and Carlos Gomez?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chester: Nope

      • Chester says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: eeeeeek! Disaccord

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s work it out!

          • Chester says:
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            @Grey: what if verlander changed to Jose Fernandez and stras changed to kershaw.

            Would we have agreement on a yay or nay?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Chester: Stras is the best player right now in the deal, but i usually lean towards the best bat in the deal..Thats why id rather have Ozuna over Gomez and if Archer can turn it around ( i think he will) i dont see you gaining much in this deal.

  67. William Hung says:
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    Follow up – ever since I started to rag on Mazara a little bit, he’s gone 0-15 with 5 Ks… not sure if it’s a coincidence, but I’ll stop now… But seriously, he needs to get it going. I feel like he’s been on 10 HRs and 28 RBIs for a month now…

    • Klubroken says:
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      @William Hung: how is this guys counting stats so bad? He was hitting .330 but never scored runs or rbis.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Yeah, I’m not worried… I’m going to start sending him positive vibes! It’s just I keep seeing luke-warm schmotatos who could potentially outplay Mazara ROS (cough, Carlos Gomez, cough) or Khris Davis chilling in the Waiver Club

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: and Mazara with another 0-fer… at least he put some oomph on that one ball that was ruled an error. When I finally insert him in my lineup, he slumps…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Growing pains

  68. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Encouraging start for SMyly to be sure. I’ve owned him all year so I watched him quite a bit. You are right about him seeming to tire both during games and over stretches of games. I think it’s because he rehabbed his shoulder instead of surgery. Who knows.
    But when he’s on, what I see is a guy who delivers every pitch in every location from exactly the same arm slot and delivery. That’s his edge.

    I’ll check out OJ by the way. Netflix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Netflix at some point, I’m guessing… But it’s airing live on ESPN, you might be able to DVR reruns of first few parts

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: So, he did it, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I won’t spoil it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You watch the FX mini-series? That was excellent too

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Great. No i’m gonna OD on OJ

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Great. Now i’m gonna OD on OJ

  69. Jaone says:
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    Was offered Joe Ross for Matt Holiday fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jaone: Works for me

  70. Ode to Cutch's Dreads says:
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    Would you take a flyer on Cody Reed?

    If so, who is your drop: Buxton, Grichuk, Burns or Ventura?

    …I assume Ventura (don’t ask why he’s still on my team, I don’t have a valid reason for it), but I’m trying to determine if any of the three other hitters have less value than Ventura. Thanks!!

    • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Ode to Cutch’s Dreads: his last start would actually be a valid reason, by far best since probably his 2nd of the year back around like april 10th or something. i dropped him in a deep league right before his headhunting garbage with machado, now owned by somebody else, and i’m gonna have a real issue with this POS if all of a sudden he’s good again after i held him that long.

      • Ode to Cutch's Dreads says:
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        @Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season: I didn’t have a valid reason for holding him this long. I benched him when he had a good outing and started him when he sucked. He would have sat on my bench for the Det start and then another 2 weeks for his headhunting mission.

        It did feel good though when the FA Auction Report came out at noon and saw “dropped Yordano Ventura, KC SP to Waivers.”

        Thanks Grey!

  71. Scooter G says:
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    Hey grey

    Which is the best add for h2h obp? Need help in every category except maybe runs…

    Beltran, k davis, Napoli, rua, thompson

  72. FrankGrimes says:
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    Dare I say Springer is top 5 next year?

  73. Chris says:
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    In a 10 team H2H points league is Jon Gray anything more than a streamer or is he the real deal? He’s been good for while now but the whole “half your games are in Coors” thing has me worried.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Wouldn’t say he’s real yet for all starts, but I would own him in most leagues, though likely not yours

  74. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Thursday Grey!

    Thanks man. It took years of therapy to erase the image of popcorn chicken chasing Hammer dancing across my television screen.

    Now I’m back to square one… Proper!

  75. Dommattingly says:
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    Suarez or Schoop?

  76. Bmiles says:
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    Thanks Grey for another good write up.

    I’ve been lucky with Steven Wright and thinking now might be the time to trade him. Better rest of season Wright or Teheran? I own both but thinking about trading one with Todd Frazier or Prince Fielder for Carrasco. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bmiles: I’d trade Wright with Fielder for Carrasco (though I’d throw in Teheran too if the other person wanted him)

  77. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey! You starting Nola vs Toronto tonight? What his pitchng line u predicting??

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: What ur logic & reasoning for starting Nola vs that Offense…just curious

        • Paul C. says:
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          @JohnnyBeGood: Figure I’ll repeat my comment from above — Blue Jays have fairly significant home/road splits this year and in Philly they don’t have a DH. Also Nola is good, especially against teams that haven’t faced him.

          • JohnnyBeGood says:
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            @Paul C.: hmm, ok thanks Pauly C! I think i still my bench him as Donaldon & EE are hitting their stride & hitting a 3 run HR like every night now….and Nola getting knocked around last week vcs Washington has me very hesitant to start Nola with any confidence…

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @JohnnyBeGood: Agree with Paul…Nola has been good enough that I’d start him every time out or why own him…Good pitching beats good hitting 9 times out of 10

          • JohnnyBeGood says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: I actually benched him for first time last week against Wash…In a 1500 innings cap league, Im just trying to maximize my quality outings versus really bad matchups

            • Cram It says:
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              @JeF WiTh 1 F: @JohnnyBeGood: Yeah it’s different in an IP cap league. You can cherry pick your starts.

  78. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Yeah, I’m not worried… I’m going to start sending him positive vibes! It’s just I keep seeing luke-warm schmotatos who could potentially outplay Mazara ROS (cough, Carlos Gomez, cough) or Khris Davis chilling in the Waiver Club

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  79. huhb says:
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    Forstrhe vs Paxton , kills lefties or odor vs rookie pitcher

    Leaning forsythe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  80. Garbage Day says:
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    Not that I’m questioning you on what you said about Pearce v. Schoop, but I’m questioning you on Pearce v. Schoop. Personally, I want to own Schoop any day of the week, up and down, left and right – I wanna be on him – over Pearce. But Pearce has that eligibility – 1B, 2B, OF in Yahoo! – vs. Schoop being just 2B, and Pearce’s dong game is as strong as Schoop’s, at least right now, with a much better average. Can you sway me to Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce is a utility man disguised as a hot bat, Schoop is a 25-homer hitter

  81. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Catcher question!

    Welly Castillo or Russ Martin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

    • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Alcibiades Escobar: but you’ll tie yourself in knots if you show up more than once a week to ask that one.

  82. Piranhaman says:
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    Hi Grey~

    Snell vs SEA
    Duffy vs DET
    Nola vs TOR

    Who do you start today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting all 3

      • John says:
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        @Grey:
        Ouch

  83. Schoolboy P says:
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    Honestly your best work all year. “Dipso Dafto”, amazing stuff!

    Made my morning. Thanks –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  84. huhb says:
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    Steve Pearce vs Paxton or Duvall vs wisler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  85. Sal says:
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    Grey would you prefer Carpenter or Kang ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

  86. ryan says:
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    Hey Grey, pick two for next week:

    Smyly @CLE, @BAL
    J. Gray @NYY
    D. Duffy @NYM
    J. Ross @LAD
    T. Roark @LAD

    Thanks!

    • ryan says:
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      @ryan:

      QS, K/BB, K, IP, whip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Roark

  87. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I am cheering hard for Wilmer to finally put it together. I’m hoping he is taking the Carlos Gomez career track to breaking out… he’s only 24 and FINALLY playing his natural defensive position everyday.

    I am hoping the Mets just set it and forget it with Wilmer and stop jerking him around.

    #CryingWilmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, agreed

  88. Earl Deep Jr says:
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    Hey Gray!

    Thinking of dealing Sale, Hosmer and Braun for Goldy and Yellich/Belt? Which of the Yellich/Belt do you prefer and what do you think of the deal overall? Looking to get out from Braun and his wonky ways of playing hooky on the lineup every other day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Goldy, Belt

      • Earl Deep Jr says:
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        @Grey: Your a smart man grey, gods speed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. Cole says:
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    2 questions:

    1. Drop Gausman for Friedrich/ Taillon

    2. Some guy offered offered me Mauer for my Belt. Obviously I would never do this trade but it got me thinking what is Belt’s trade value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Taillon 2. Maybe Carrasco?

  90. kendall jackson says:
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    I was offered Kluber for Stanton straight up in my 12 team, OBP/QS league. Do I take the deal? Chris Davis is my only lock for big power, but I also have K. Seager, Myers, Polanco, Pujols, and some others who can swing it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  91. crushbombs says:
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    starting DUFFMAN! tonight home vs detroit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  92. huhb says:
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    Ianetta vs snell, or Chirinos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chirinos

  93. BillieJak says:
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    Can anyone explain why Cleveland always seems to put Kluber in too long? It seems every game. He’ll pitch well, until he just gets out of a jam late in the game, then they throw him back out there until he poops on the mound. Its very frustrating in my QS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Without fail, so annoying… One too many innings

  94. nick the dick says:
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    You’re the Grand Puba, the Grand Master, the Grand Wizard. You’re ODB, Special K, Treacherous, you’re suuuper!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wave your shirt above your head like a helicopter

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

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ToJo

  96. MCCOOL says:
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    so torn. i have been trying to get yelich all year in my 13 team 5×5 obp roto league. finally have a shot but other manager wants my puig and jayson werth. i should probably take this, yeah? especially if i’m fair to middling in runs obp and steals…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  97. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    “Whyyyyyy…do my dogs….always end up beating bitches?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  98. herschel says:
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    According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are calling up top catching prospect Willson Contreras.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: dont see him getting regular at bats….seems strange, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, unless they’re about to DFA Montero

          • Robert says:
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            @Grey: if Contreras gets regular at bats do you think he does better than W . Castillo?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        But,Miguel Montero and David Ross will both remain on the active roster.

      • DonnieB says:
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        Crazy to bring up.without at bats? Immediate grab either way,right? Kid can hit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d grab him

  99. The Fridge says:
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    Replace Brett Lawrie with either Travis Shaw or Matt Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  100. Jim says:
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    Quintana or Fulmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Q

  101. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Would you trade $36 Josh Donaldson for $12 Lorenzo Cain in an AL-only Dynasty?

    Prices are for next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For next year? It’s okay

      • Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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        @Grey: My team is out for this year. I could keep Donaldson for next year at $36, but in 2018 he goes up to $51. Cain would be $12 for 2017 and $22 for 2018 (though he will be a UFA).

        There’s a lot of risk with Cain for both injuries and production.

        I’m inclined to seek more for JD but the one guy in my league who really wants him doesn’t have much to offer beyond Cain and Judge, who I am not a big fan of.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want more, it’s fairish

          • Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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            @Grey: Would you do it for Cain plus Judge?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cain at $12 is nothing amazing

  102. HappyNewYear says:
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    Trade Stanton and Jose Fernandez for M. Harvey/Carlos Carrasco/Teheran/Cano???

    Keeper league redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  103. Paul says:
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    Add Willson Contreras over JT Realmouto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  104. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Is contreras worth adding to drop someone like wellington castillo? or is it wait and see ?

    • knucks says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: If you are fine leaving your Catcher slot empty until he’s called up. Or are you currently carrying two catchers? If that’s your thing, then sure, go for the upside with Contreras.

    • knucks says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: Sorry missed the call up note above, ignore my post.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: copy. What about on someone like carlos gomez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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            @Grey: IDK y i get prospect fever, with pitchers its stupid bc there always on innings limit and are always ratio killers. the batters sometimes are contributors.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, within reason, you shouldn’t drop Gomez for him, but go ahead if you want

              • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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                @Grey: I held firm, Moya gonna make me go through it all again

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

  105. knucks says:
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    You’d be fine selling Fulmer/Anderson for Roark/Oh in 12 team Roto?

    It looks like you had preference for Roark over Fulmer the past few weeks and Anderson is my only bench bat. He’s not gonna start over Villar at SS and don’t need the speed.

    Could use the ratios and K/9 (not a category, just love the K’s per inning in roto) that Oh has been providing. I honestly don’t really care if he falls into the STL saves or not, but obviously wouldn’t mind it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, yeah

  106. los locos says:
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    Freddie another homer… could this be the turn around? His production still alot better then a certain right fielder that plays for the cubs who’s been awful all season.

    ROS Moss or Freddie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freddie

    • Matt says:
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      @los locos: .278/.350/.500 for Heyward in June….looking like he might finally be breaking out of his annual early-season slump.

  107. Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    these 2 are close which 1
    ray @ PHI 12.2
    fiers vs CIN 12.2

  108. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Currently have Russell Martin at C and Mazara as my bench bat – hold on Contreras and wait for him to get regular ABs then swap him for Martin or should I just do that now?

    • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @William Hung: i seriously doubt he’ll get enough at bats to be over martin.

      • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season: also, martin’s been over beef lately, and beef is above over contreras, even if i’m wrong about the at bats.

        • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season: wow, only league of mine it both made sense to add contreras,and it was possible was an NL only (where he had been added and dropped twice in the last 3 weeks, no NA slots) and a 16 teamer, he’s gone everywhere else, or i’d have to drop somebody with actual playing time. odd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Martin, can always grab him again

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: So Contreras with playing time unknown is still a better bet than Martin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Worth a gamble for a few days to see how it shakes out

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Chicago Tribune mentioned they want Contreras to get “acclimated” to the majors similarly to what they did with Schwarber last year. I forgot if Schwarber got to play everyday last year while he was up, but they did send him back down for a bit as well.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, but Schwarber actually played…Not sure Contreras does

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: I hope they don’t Trea Turner him… bring him up on Friday, he plays, then doesn’t see the field all weekend.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I really don’t know where he will play

  109. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: A guy dropped Sano for Paxton. Should I consider putting in a claim or hold? Drop would be Maz or Kintzler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, weren’t you trying to trade for Sano yesterday? Can lose Maz if you like, I’d hold

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: It was just a hypothetical I was kicking around since the trade had me sending 2 and getting 1 back so Sano was going to be the guy’s drop. I knew he was going to let Sano go at some point.

        With these young hitters, it’s always hard to gauge upside… I’ll definitely get a better AVG and OBP from Maz. All I was hearing all offseason was Sano’s excellent power so that’s always stuck in my head. Does Maz’s power profile compare similarly to Sano or is it a bit lower?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maz is a better all around player… He’s a young Holliday type

  110. Matt says:
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    Oh no, now the Cubs are calling up Wilson Contreras?! Every month there’s a new top prospect getting the call with the Cubs…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  111. Jonathan A says:
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    IF Contreras gets playing time- do I trade Gattis? or keep both, hate holding two catchers…..

    • Matt says:
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      @Jonathan A: Snag Wilson now if you want but dont drop Gattis. You can figure out which one to get rid of via trade/drop at a later date.

      • Jonathan A says:
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        @Matt:

        I own Gattis and Contreras is on my NA

        • Matt says:
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          @Jonathan A: Then yeah, hold and see how the Contreras thing plays out. He very likely won’t catch either Arrieta or Lester (who have Montero and Ross respectively) so that leaves only 3 out of 5 days he may catch. So hold and see if Contreras forces Maddon’s hand to play ~5 days a week or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  112. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    12 team 10×10 h2h – could use some pitching badly – worth trading fielder for kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  113. JoeG414 says:
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    Bradon Nimmo, might be getting the call as well . I guess (even in a redraft mixed league ) if he plays , He’s worth a pickup ?

    • knucks says:
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      @JoeG414: Just chatter right? Rubin didn’t say anything official?

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @knucks:
        Just talk , but strong chatter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  114. ThE sHiT says:
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    Have Gattis and want to grab Willson before someone else does. What to do? As mentioned by everyone above, we have no clue about ABs for the rook yet. Limited moves league 12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Matt says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Snag him if you want but don’t drop Gattis…Gattis still a decent play at the C position.

  115. Eric says:
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    Drop A Sanchez for either Snell or Taillon?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Eric: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  116. Don't shove it in any hole says:
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    Dolphin SMART is a unique voluntary recognition and education program encouraging responsible viewing of wild dolphins. Program participation is for commercial businesses conducting and booking wild dolphin tours, or any commercial vessel that may opportunistically view wild dolphins. The Dolphin SMART program offers participation incentives for businesses that follow the program criteria and educate their customers about the importance of minimizing wild dolphin harassment. It also includes an important research component that provides insight about the daily lives of the local, wild dolphin populations.

    Stay at least 50 yards from dolphins
    Move away slowly if the dolphins show signs of disturbance
    Always put your vessel engine in neutral when dolphins are near
    Refrain from feeding, touching or swimming with wild dolphins
    Teach others to be Dolphin SMART
    There is always an ongoing debate about dolphin intelligence. While most scientist agree about the problem solving capabilities of dolphins and their advanced communication capabilities, they still argue about how smart are dolphins.
    There is a fact that they can use tools to solve problems, very much like apes.

    They are also great in developing communication as many research has been made about human-dolphin and dolphin-dolphin communication.
    Dolphins are able to perform intelligence test and they do perform brilliantly, so they are problem solvers.
    Even more, it has been proved in some species that they are able to transmit knowledge from adults to calves, very much like we do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you for your educational info

      • Don't shove it in any hole says:
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        @Grey: In Japan, the hunting is done by a select group of fishermen. When a pod of dolphins has been spotted, fishing boats move into position. One end of a steel pipe is lowered into the water, and the fisherman aboard the boats strike the pipe with mallets.

        This is done at strategic points around the pod, in an effort to herd them toward land. The clamor disrupts the dolphin’s sonar throwing off their navigation and herds them towards the bay which leads to a sheltered cove. There, the fishermen quickly close off the area with nets to prevent the dolphin’s escape.

        As the dolphins are initially quite agitated, they are left to calm down over night. The following day, fishermen enter the bay in small boats, and the dolphins are caught one at a time and killed. The primary method of dispatch was for a long time to cut the dolphin’s throat, severing blood vessels, and death was due to exsanguination.

        The government banned this method and now the officially sanctioned method requires that a metal pin be driven into the cervical region (“neck”) of the dolphin, severing its brainstem, which causes it to die within seconds, according to a memo from Senzo Uchida, the executive secretary of the Japan Cetacean Conference on Zoological Gardens and Aquariums.

        According to an academic paper published in 2013 in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science titled A Veterinary and Behavioral Analysis of Dolphin Killing Methods Currently Used in the ‘Drive Hunt’ in Taiji, Japan, those killing methods involving driving a rod into the spine and using a pin to stop bleeding that is used by the Taiji Japanese creates such terror and pain that it would be illegal to kill cows in Japan in this manner. Several veterinarians and behavioral scientists evaluated the current Taiji Japanese killing method and concluded that “This killing method….would not be tolerated or permitted in any regulated slaughterhouse process in the developed world.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fascinating

  117. Gibby says:
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    I know you’re down on Sano, but I’m interested in your thoughts on the following. 10-team league, keep 10 free forever. It’s a 6×6 with OBP and Slg instead of Avg, so it mitigates some of Sano’s downside. I was offered Quintana and a 1st round pick for Sano.

    The league has a rule that only players who were keepers or picked in the draft the previous year may be kept – anyone acquired via free agency goes back into the pool for the next years draft, so there is talent available in the first round. For reference, this year’s first round was Seager, Schwarber, Franco, Kemp, Hamels, Giolito, Wacha, Matz, Glasnow, and Stroman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Sano in that league, like him long term… But if you’re playing for this year, I’d take Quintana

      • Gibby says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. I’m not too far off, but I don’t think I’m in position to win it this year. Have studs in the Torenado and Arrieta and lots of potential with Seager and Giolito though, so the future is bright. If you could just lift the Schmohawk curse you placed on Sano, I’d be golden!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’ll do what I can

  118. bobbo says:
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    Vogt or a flier on Contreras? Vogt seems to get the sit against every LHP these days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Contreras

  119. JoeG414 says:
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    Looking to deal Ziegler . For a starter.
    Going to ask for Tillman (who I don’t love ) , but might only be able to get Tomlin or Collin McHugh (who I don’t like ).
    Whata think ?
    He also has Dee Gordan, but not sure he will deal .
    6×6 mixed daily roto

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      He also has Bauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for better

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Yeah. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        He also has Pomeranz

  120. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Bryan Price pulls a double switch in the 5th inning of a game in which he trails by 4 runs, removing his cleanup hitter (Duvall) who is tied for third in the majors for Homeruns for a minor league scrub. What a twit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  121. Scott says:
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    Getting some sweet SAGNOF from Ender this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Mallex

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Props to HT for the Mallex batty call recommendation!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  122. Wywyz says:
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    I was offered Castellanos and Trout for Marte, OZUNA, and Matz. Getting Trout would be tasty, but i think he’s asking too much. Agree? And what would be a good counter offer? I have Frazier at 3b so I don’t really need Castellanos (unless he’s willing to selling super low after slumping the past month). I was thinking offering OZUNA and matz for Trout, or is that too light?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

  123. Scott says:
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    Freddie’s trying to catch up in the RBI department.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  124. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Is Rajai really gonna go 15/40 this year? Or does Michael Brantley return with his bionic arm to ruin our fun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, Rajai’s not, but he’s been fine for now…

  125. Brian says:
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    Looking to trade for Harvey in a dynasty league. Is alex reyes, mateo, and one of verdugo/tyler o’neill/brett phillips a reasonable starting offer or way over/under? I won league last year and have finished top 3 3 straight years. my other SPs are price, jofer, salazar, sonny gray, liriano, quintana, karns, gausman, jamie garcia, teheran. if harvey’s too expensive may make a play for wainwright instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it for Harvey

  126. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: If Reyes becomes the 2B for the Royals, is he top 10 @ the position?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      God no

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Just in case they trade Yordano, the Royals have to make sure they have one really hated guy on the 25-man roster at all times . . .

  127. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Friendly Joey Votto PSA re: the last 2 weeks: .333 AVG, .500 OBP (25% BB rate), 1.063 OPS, 2 HR, 4 SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  128. Scott says:
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    So far, 6 total steals in the Atl-Cin game. It’s like they don’t care, huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, apparently

    • William Hung says:
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      @Grey: @Scott: after yesterday’s “IDGAF” type of extra innings game, what else do you expect?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        True

  129. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey,

    With my Merkin growing gray in my old age, I made a trade without asking you. To be Frank Merkin, I didn’t think he’d even take it.

    Anywho, 5×5 Roto

    I gave him NOLA for Heyward. I’m killin it in many categories, but I figured it was a nice buy low.

    Shame me if you must.

    Merk,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, doesn’t sound terrible. Long live Merkin!

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Agreed. And that’s it, I’m changing my name to Frank Merkin.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  130. huhb says:
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    Best value that will get me most points
    Guerra @ Dodgers , Ortiz vs Wilson, machado vs erod
    Roark @ Padres, Jaso @ colon, Villar @kazmir
    Sabathia @twins, Hosmer vs verlander, machado vs erod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  131. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    that’s funny, i literally just today gave up and dropped perkins finally to DL stash iglesias (having him in active slot all year), so as to keep smyly/kennedy, and not 2 hours later perkins announced dead for year (not that it looked good in his case anyway, he’s already had at least 3 set backs)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  132. William Hung says:
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    Anyone know if wOBA a good metric to measure offensive performance? I’ve been wondering if it’s a good way to find hidden gems.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask Big Magoo in his post today

  133. NotAtTheTableCarlos says:
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    Big time names really struggling this year for my team…in a league where pitching is thin and solid position players are still available is Cutch/Stroman way too much for Harvey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, a bit, but try it if you need the gamble

  134. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Whats your thought on this in a dynasty
    Give S.Marte and Trea Turner get Will Myers and A.Russell …My gut tells me stick with Marte but Myers has my attention and Russell only being 22 i like his upside more than Trea…Would like an outside opinion.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: To me the only sure thing in this deal is Marte…I rejected it already but was curious of your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side…Trea will be better Addison, Myers is fine, Marte is a superstar

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Thanks boo…Vision gets clouded sometimes when your looking at your own team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, No problem

  135. Castablanca says:
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    Someone offered me Cast for J Ross. Take it? Ovbiously Cast has been struggling since his hot start and his avg has dropped a ton which we all expected and is striking out alot, J Ross is basically an obvious start most starts in a good division and solid ratios. I know you’re not as high on Ross as others, so I’d think you’d say take it – do I need him?

    C-Castillo
    1B-Rizzo
    2B-Segura
    3B-Arenado
    SS-Kang
    OF-Betts
    OF-Marte
    OF-Mazara
    UT-Trumbo
    UT-Heyward
    Bench-Revere, Reed

    SP-Kershaw, Shoemaker, Verlander, J Ross, Duffy, Ar Sanchez, Snell, J Gray Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  136. Eric says:
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    Hey grey,

    Starting Guerra @LAD tonight?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In most leagues

  137. muskysmell says:
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    Did anyone watch Paxton’s start? His line today looks kinda meh, but the Rays are pretty tough on lefties typically so not too bad I suppose

    • knucks says:
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      @muskysmell: Got himself in and out of trouble most innings (aside from the 3rd inning). Labored a bit, but the M’s desperately needed the innings after the pen was taxed in the extra innings game last night.

      The Beckham double in the 6th off of Pax could have been ruled an Error, the CF for the M’s (no idea his name) lost it within the roof/scaffolding. I noted below in a comment that Pax was still throwing at a ridiculously high velocity late in the sixth. So that continues to be encouraging.

      Not as impressive looking as the past few starts, which you can tell from the stat line. The uptick is there still. SON did not like the matchup at all. Had him around $5 or so. I think he did better than was expected today.

      I noted below in a comment that Pax was still throwing at a ridiculously high velocity late in the sixth.

      Tidbit from M’s broadcast…

      List of LH SP’s since 2008 to hit 100 mph on the gun

      Chris Sale
      James Paxton

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Hahh that one line should say, “I noted below (and above). Dunno how that happened. Ramble on…

        • muskysmell says:
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          @knucks:

          Good stuff knucks, thanks!!
          I guess I’ll keep Paxton around

          • knucks says:
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            @muskysmell: Yea might as well hang on to him for now. Depends on other options of course. Could always use as a trade piece, if needed. People like me would buy.

            Steamer has him for 70 IPs / 70 K’s / 3.54 ERA ROS

            Expecting an eventual DL stint or demotion I guess.

            Felix not back until ASG-ish. Paxton pitches well the next few turns, I would be shocked to see them keep Miley in the rotation over him. But that’s a possibility to factor in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t see it

  138. knucks says:
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    Paxton looked rather hittable, though had a QS this afternoon.

    Worth noting that pitch #100 came in at 100 mph a few mins ago. Big. Sexy. Canucky.

    As in Candian-Kentuckian.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  139. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Nelson Cruz last 30 days:
    .343 with 9 HR, 22 R, 25 RBI

    Lesson is:
    When someone does steroids, their fantasy baseball stats don’t regress at the normal rate. Makes me wonder about what’s in Ortiz’ protein pills, Major Tom.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  140. JoeG414 says:
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    Cody Reed getting the call . Pickup and ask later ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  141. Jonathan A says:
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    Cody Reed starts Saturday? 14 team keeper….. must add?

    I could drop Desclafani ?

    Whos the better keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  142. Clive says:
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    Have to drop 1 of: Cobbler, Paxton, Taillon, Snell

    Was leaning Paxton until I saw Snell tie me to the WHIPping post.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  143. Wudaben says:
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    Gausman or Rodon ROS? H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Wudaben: Rodon

  144. My worst nightmare has been realized and it involves Jeff Samardzija. Had him last year *insert vomit emoji* and was just offered a trade to receive him for Justin Upton who has been a lot of fun to own this year *insert crying into pillow emoji*

    Should I do the trade? Is it time to cut bait with my 2nd round pick for a guy who has ruined Shark Week for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! I’d hold

  145. Scott says:
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    ToJo’s Batting Average last 5 games: 0.050
    or is that is BAC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  146. Random Collmenter says:
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    You like my McCullers and Javy Baez for their Joc P in a 5×5 roto redraft?

    Hitting needs help. Starting Drury right now, who sucks.

    Pitching is: JoFer, Salazar, Hammel, Rodon, Pineda, Conley, Glasnow. So my pitching isn’t great either.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, try Joc

  147. William Hung says:
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    Marte is not playing tonight – do we need to form a prayer circle for his face?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like he’ll be fine

  148. William Hung says:
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    Mengden – combo of ‘stache plus delivery makes him someone to root for #Mengden4CyYoung2017

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  149. Matt says:
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    Grey I already did it so I just want your opinion. I’m in a 12 team dynasty league this is my starting roster with my 5 best arms (my pitching sucks):
    Wellington Castillo
    Prince fielder
    Dustin Pedroia
    Nolan Arenado
    Carlos correa
    Andrew Mccutchan
    Ryan Braun
    Stephan piscotty
    David peralta
    Jhonny peralta

    David price
    Kevin gausman
    Joe Ross
    Colin mchugh
    Drew smyly

    Now I traded Nolan Arenado and Joe Ross for Kyle Seager yoenis cespedes Jackie Bradley jr and Steven matz.

    My roster is now:
    Wellington Castillo
    Stephan piscotty
    Dustin Pedroia
    Kyle Seager
    Carlos correa
    Andrew Mccutchan
    Ryan Braun
    Yoenis cespedes
    Jackie Bradley jr
    David peralta
    Prince feilder/jhonny peralta

    David price
    Steven matz
    Kevin gausman
    Colin mchugh
    Drew smyly

    What do you think of the move also I’m trying to move Andrew Mccutchan. Do you think that is a wise idea? If so where should I target? Thanks in advance!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Matt: I wouldn’t have done that, but if it helps you win this year, it won’t matter.

      Trading anyone is a wise idea if it makes your team better. Why doesn’t anyone understand this concept? Rhetorical!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you traded far and away the best player for vets and Matz… Seems okay

  150. Jonathan A says:
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    Who is this Mengden?

    Is he legit? does he make sense for 10 team league or deeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  151. William Hung says:
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    Watching Colby Lewis right now is like that Kevin Costner movie where he’s that Detroit Tiger’s pitcher coming to life

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  152. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    When a pitcher I’m going up against starts trending on Twitter, it’s for throwing a no-hitter.
    When a pitcher I own begins trending on Twitter, he’s probably set some new record for futility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, I hear that

  153. Hey there Grey …

    How’d you rank Casilla, Kintzler, Doolittle in terms of ROS saves?

    Also, who’re your top 3 or 4 choices among Jason Hammel, Lance McCullers, Lackey, Carlos Martinez, Nola, Kyle Hendricks?

    And lastly, would you trade Pommeranz straight up for Keuchel?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them for saves… Hammel, Hendricks, Nola, Lackey….Sure, Keuchel for the flyer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  154. J_Ceol says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I know you hate these.. But do you like Iannetta or JMcCann more in AL Only? It’s like picking between turds out here. I whiffed on not grabbing Chirinos when I heard murmurs of rehab.. Gahhh

    Thanks man, much love

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

      • J_Ceol says:
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        @Grey: Awesome! If you care for a follow up that doesn’t regard Catchers.. Would you wait and grab Roenis Elias after his start tomorrow or Tim Lincecum after his start on Saturday?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Elias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Assuming it’s good and he stays in the rotation

  155. Joeg414 says:
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    You think David Peralta will have a nice 2nd half ? Mazara making me a little nervous .
    6×6 mixed roto
    Might be the best bat I can get for Ziegler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Peralta

  156. Nuke Laloosh says:
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    Was offered Daniel Murphy for Jonathan Villar in a 12 team, keep 15.

    I’m getting killed in the steals category even with Villar. Hadn’t planned on keeping him but I could Murphy seeing that my keeper 2b is losing eligibilty (Addison Russell).

    I keep waiting for Villar to slow down too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you don’t need steals, then Villar isn’t doing anything for you

  157. RazzballAddict says:
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    I have garbage for SP. Thoughts on Cody Reed?.. Could drop Urias, Gausman, DeSciafani for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try over Desclafani

  158. Himom says:
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    In a keeper do I trade Matz and Buxton for Kershaw?
    What about Nola and Buxton for Kershaw?
    What about Matz, Gausman, and Buxton for Kershaw?
    What about Matz, Polanco for Kershaw?
    What about Matz, Marte for Kershaw?

    Thanks for answering lol I know it’s a lot but I just have a lot of prospective bids to acquire Kershaw so just trying to see how high I should go

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kershaw in all of them, Marte and Polanco ones are close

  159. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Remember when you reminisced of the days of drafting Arenado in the third round, then realized you didn’t feel as good taking him in the first this year? I felt that way too after the draft, but I will never doubt Nolan again after these last 2 years. F the steals, he gets plenty of the other categories, plus it keeps him from getting injured

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed! Can’t complain about him

  160. Clive says:
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    J Upton or Joc? OPS league

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  161. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    the big cody reed (CIN) grab time, got beat in 3 spots already, one guy who had it before rotoworld did.
    1. NL only best drop. norris or straily for reed (will have to wait till rosters unlock, no guarantee i get)
    2. 16 teamer with 1800 max innings and QS and K/9, risk waiting for straily to be unlocked, or drop contreras (hundley starter, but we have 3 utils, so room for both, right now contreras only Bn bat) or could drop chen now. but chen probably waivered in this league. 6 RP and straily as worst SP.
    3. 14 teamer with 1725 innings, i accidentally didn’t put snell in today, so him or reed (could drop him now). have 8 SP, 6 RP. worst 2 SP are porcello/chen so could drop them too. roto league, so i generally don’t stream SP (moves limits, but i’m under projected for year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Norris 2 Wait for Straily 3. Reed, NL

  162. Arnie says:
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    Hello everyone!!

    I have 2 Qs….

    Someone just dropped Trayce Thompson (roto lge, 14 teams) … shoudl I drop Melvin Upton for him??

    And #2 … I like to have 3 options for the two MI positions and right now I have 4: Odor (2b), Segura (2b/ss), Semien (ss) and I just grabbed Danny Espinosa (1b/2b/ss/3b). Is Espinosa just a hot bat at the moment? Or is he good enough that I can considr dropping Semien? Or is Semien better over th ROS??

    • Cram It says:
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      @Arnie: Espinoza is just a hot bat. And he’s probably done being hot now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram…Go with Melvin

  163. Cram It says:
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    I’m not mad at you for recommending Nola. Just dig deep with the buy/sell tomorrow and make it not rain in Baltimore on Saturday and we’ll call it even.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you for your understanding

  164. SteveNZ says:
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    Not regretting for a second grabbing Grandy from the wire in the ol’ H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You reversing reverse charm?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Heh. On this occasion nothing more than a simple statement of fact. Hope it doesn’t come back to bite me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh I’m sure it will… Guess where I went for dinner last night

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Hmmmm. LA is a big place. I’m assuming the western half of the city though ;-)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, we went there for lunch

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: That narrows it down a bit :-) Jon & Vinny’s or Sugarfish.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  J & V

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Nice. What did you have?

                    I miss LA so much.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Same as last time, same as every time… Meatballs and marinara pizza… But was a double date and the people we were with got polenta and pasta, both of which were awesome

  165. Dusty Briches says:
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    Segura and Mazara for Cruz (non-keeper league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

      • Dusty Briches says:
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        @Grey: Segura and Mazara for Pedroia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maz

  166. marimon says:
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    Drop liriano or Smyly for Cody Reed?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  167. Brett says:
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    gotta ask is this a bump in the road for Nola? This is his second straight start that he got crushed in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, it’s a bump

  168. Mordacious Levator says:
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    12 team h2h with hits and total bases added, OBP over AVG and losses for pitchers.
    C hundley
    1B au rizz
    2B segura
    SS villar
    3B toddfather
    OF (3) hanram/mookie/heyward
    util (2) duvall/ortiz
    BN upton/t.turner/walker
    DL swihart (easily dropped if need be)/leonys
    SP salazar/carrasco/walker/chen/smyly/duffy/shoemaker/gausman/nola/wisler/porcello (have porcello/wisler locked till 3 AM)
    RP casilla/dyson/allen/osuna
    NA reyes

    i’d have to drop turner to activate leonys, afterwards drop any/which starter for reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wisler

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lose him then

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @Grey: it’s still porcello > wisler though, that’s just a time sensitive function of acquisition (like first guy to ask the just dumped girl out wins and such)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah

  169. Joeg414 says:
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    Another Zielger trade question (sorry).
    What about hot hitting Steve Pearce ? Or Bret Gardner ? Which one ?
    I could use Pearce all over and cover my cold hitters : Mazara and Upton .
    Gardner’s steals.
    6×6 roto

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @Joeg414:
      Never mind. Now he took Pearce off the table. UGH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not good trades

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Seems he would rather keep Pearce and give me Odor for Ziegler

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Odor

          • Joeg414 says:
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            @Grey:
            Did it . Thanks

        • William Hung says:
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          @Joeg414: Odor’s upside is so much better – you got yourself a better player in the end

  170. muskysmell says:
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    Scouting Duffy’s game….
    He gave up a lead-off homer in the 2nd to V-Mart, but boy, he looks really good.

    He actually kinda reminds me of a diet Cliff Lee…Duffy obviously doesn’t have nearly as great of control (Cliffy was one of the best) but he wastes very few pitches and throws harder.
    He still has a bit of a homeritis, but man, not much else to really complain about.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks dope!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Hopefully the KC bullpen holds on for the win for Duff Man – The bandwagon rolls on…

    • herschel says:
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      @muskysmell: homeritis is painful sometimes…

  171. muskysmell says:
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    Just Dong just left the game trying to field a ball…was gripping his arm/shoulder…didn’t look too good

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Joeg414:
        Is that Martinez from Det ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh man

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: and only 2 leagues i have jew don are dynasties, one i’m already in bad shape from other injuries or under performers (delino/upton, many SP), in the other, i’m a top 2 team and grabbed him off waivers (stupid people in that league, at least some), so i can’t drop and have no DL room either.

  172. Brett says:
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    6×6 12 team with holds and ops the extra categories. My staff: J Fer, Cueto, Salazar, Matz, Nola, Joe Ross, Taillon, Urias.

    Would you trade Taillon for Andrew Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  173. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. drop one of kennedy, rodon or wacha?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  174. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    3 keepers (no restrictions)
    Looking to upgrade at SS.
    Is Lester for Correa reasonable? Too little/much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Little

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: in same league what about Lester/Braun for Correa/Archer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Correa

  175. muskysmell says:
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    JD Martinez has a fractured right elbow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

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

    Which stream do you like best for tomorrow in my close H2H Points matchup?

    Urias vs. MIL (16.9)
    Ray @PHI (12.2)
    Liriano @CHN (1.0)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  177. KillerB says:
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    @Grey: been carrying grichuk all season hoping he’ll get hot, but nada. would you add any of these guys as an extra outfielder over him: melvin upton, saunders, werth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

  178. Joeg414 says:
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    Now Bautista is out

  179. herschel says:
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    Just Dung

    no bueno. hopefully fracture may not require surgery depending on severity.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully

  180. Joeg414 says:
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    You think ,Mallex Smith might just be on your buy list tomorrow ? Those steals….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  181. SteveNZ says:
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    That relieving combo in Minnesota isn’t going so good.

    #mrobvious #shittacos

  182. William Hung says:
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    Of course Tanner Roark comes out lame against the Padres, of course… and now watch the Nats offense come out flat

  183. Jerry says:
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    Grey, would you go Bauer or Nola?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Jerry: laying 5-1 it’s nola here.

  184. Matt says:
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    Yahoo keeper league 7*6 w/ obp,slg & Q’s

    Abreu for Ross & j. Upton

  185. Matt says:
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    Yahoo keeper league 7*6 w/ obp,slg & Q’s

    Abreu for j. Ross & j. Upton

  186. Matt says:
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    Yahoo keeper league 7*6 w/ obp,slg & Q’s

    Abreu for j. Ross & j. Upton

  187. Matt says:
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    Yahoo keeper league 7*6 w/ obp,slg & Q’s trade offer:

    Abreu for j. Ross & j. Upton

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Matt: Is that Joe Ross? Is this a trade offer? Is that Ross Joe Ross? Is this here a trade proposal? Do you want an answer? Are you sure you want an answer? Is it past Grey’s bed time? Will you post all 4 questions in tomorrows post? Can you spot the two that aren’t the same as the other two?

      • The Harrow says:
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        @nick the dick: it’s likely a mistake 4 posts. this isn’t kimmel, this guy doesn’t have long history of asking the same thing many times or having to reask right after being answered.

  188. Goat tits says:
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    Contreras or Castillo redraft league?

    • goat tits says:
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      @Goat tits: NVM…found a computer to search above.

  189. Hand of SAGNOF says:
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    Bout to ship gausman out and turn in all my FOALE bumper stickers and get Contreras… I don’t even care if he’s sent back down my ratios will go back down and 2016 is the year of CAGNOF … I’m really enjoying this game of duck …duck ….catcher.
    LoCain or Chuck Blackmon enough to get salazar?
    Make a bigger splash and ship them both for J bats and villar? (Guy just lost JD Mart. ) thoughts and thanks

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