I’m going to take you all the way back to February of 2015.  Rachel Dolezal was still black, Bruce Jenner was still a man, Donald Trump was still a floppy-haired airbag — a hairbag, if you will, Coach Taylor wasn’t yet a killer, Jon Snow was still a keeper of the wall, “on fleek” was still gibberish, gas cost only “eating a lentil salad with a side order of milkshake,” the White Sox lineup was “stacked,” Christian Yelich was still asking people to take him to see an R-rated film, the North Korean government just released their one movie a year, the 1985 classic, Just One Of The Guys, the Cardinals were looking at emails Jeff Luhnow sent to the CEO of Home Depot about getting custom-order ladder shoes for Altuve and Anthony Rendon was still a first round draft pick.  We didn’t seem naive then, but apparently we were.  Or were we?!  Nice reversal, Grey!  Rendon’s value right now is nowhere near where it could be in a month’s time.  Right now, he’s interchangeable with Omar Infante, aka Hispanic Baby Omar aka HBO.  There’s nothing at all exciting about Rendon.  Prior to his injury, he looked like the new Cano (not the new old Cano, which is awful).  Rendon looked capable of 25 HRs, 15 steals and a great batting average.  The injuries in March took some of the luster away, but he’s also not suddenly garbage, which is about what you could trade to get him right now, which is exactly what I would do.  Trade for him before he comes out of his wigwam like Jenner, Dolezal, Trump — Well, Trump’s wigwam is still on his head, but you get the picture.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Scooter Gennett – You’re probably looking at Scooter and thinking, “If the Brewers, a terrible team, demoted him, why should I believe he can come back and be productive?”  You think a demotion is the toughest thing Scooter’s faced in his life?  He goes by the name Scooter, for Allah’s sake!

Matt Duffy – In my MI slot, I rock rough and tough with my non-afro’d Duff.  Hey, rock on with your bad self.  By the by, Lady of Rage came out with a new album this year, Queen Kong, which sounds like an album title I’d be scared to ask her about.

Derek Dietrich – With Prado out for a few, Dietrich is ready for his closeup.  Okay, wrong old-timey actress, but unless you’re a gay man over sixty, you don’t care.

Rougned Odor – What does Odor smell like?  Plantains and Drakkar, why do you ask?

Luis Valbuena – He’s on pace for 30+ homers.  Sure, it’s coming with an average that is having the Ghost of Tony Gwynn cover the Ghost of Charley Lau’s eyes, but power’s power, said the stutterer.

Dilson Herrera – I couldn’t get off the fence myself to grab and hold Dilson, but he does have power, speed and should hit for a decent average.  The average, really, is the only thing that should be plus.

Jace Peterson – In May, Jace hit .282 with five steals.  That’s a 30-steal pace.  Oh, wait, we’re no longer in May.  Okay, in June he’s hitting .300.  In your Jace, suckas!

Miguel Sano – I didn’t think Buxton would come up so soon, so now everything’s fair game for the Twins.  Manager Paul Molitor said, “Every day that goes by, (Sano)’s closer to getting here.  That’s kind of a general answer, but whether it’s in a couple weeks or September, we’ve been looking for him to get consistency.”  Trying to pin down Molitor is like trying to hold onto a suntan lotion bottle in a kiddie pool filled with Jell-O.

Wilmer Flores – Has been solid all year, and will be solid until the Mets do an inexplicable trade for an old shortstop.  “So, you won’t take Syndergaard for Rollins?”  “No, I would, but Rollins is on the Dodgers now.  You called the wrong team.”  “Hmm…”

Hector Olivera – Last week, I said something like, I’m going to highlight Lindor next Friday, unless he’s called up prior, then he was called up in two days.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!  So, this week I’m going to say I’m highlighting Olivera next Friday unless he’s called up sooner.

Brock Holt – I just went over my Brock Holt fantasy.  I wrote it while playing dominoes with Ice Cube.  (I freakin’ wish!)

Kyle Schwarber – I just went over my Kyle Schwarber fantasy.  I wrote it without the help of my pancreas.  Could you tell?

Juan Lagares – For as many middle infidel pickups as there are, there sure ain’t a ton of outfielders this week.

Chris Parmelee – Not sure how many of you watch the Next Food Network Star, but it’s painful.  So much awkwardness, trainwreck TV.  But that’s the good part!  The painful part is when they’re doing well.  Any the hoo!  The Italian from Staten Island (it’s either Italians or blacks in Staten Island; might be the only place that’s like that outside of Sicily in 200 B.C.) made a timpano the other day.  Basically, it’s a lasagna with a pie crust.  I think I’m going to make that this weekend.  Shizz was inspiring.  I bring this up now because I have to go buy some Parmelee.

Kevin Pillar – Sticking with the ancient Italian theme, do you think when a guy walked into the Coliseum and saw a sexy woman with nice legs he’d say, “Nice pillars?”

Leonys Martin – We’re almost over 50% owned, people.  Keep the buying going!

Steven Matz – I just went over my Steven Matz fantasy.  It followed the rule of three.

Tyler Lyons – This is a total Stream-o-Nator call.  Sorta like when it calls the Hitter-Tron and the Hitter-Tron is like, “Can I call you back?  I’m banging this robot.”

Erasmo Ramirez – And let’s throw Taijuan Walker in his blurb too, because it’s so on with these guys it’s on on on, and both of these guys could throw sheets to the poo at any moment.

Robbie Ray – I don’t know why I like Ray so much– Okay, totally not true.  I like him a lot because of his great minor league K-rate this year.  In a few deep leagues, I’ve already grabbed him.

Chase Anderson – His ERA on the season is 2.84 and his WHIP is 1.15.  Now look at Strasburg’s.  Oy gevalt!

Steve Cishek – I get the sense that the Marlins are rudderless in everything they do, yet I also feel like they want Cishek to be the closer again.  I’m stashing him in one league, but on my bench, just in case he gets the runs again.

Kevin SiegristTrevor Rosenthal could be fine, and so could you throwing out all of your clothes, except a pair of sweatpants and a t-shirt that reads, “I Failed My SATs,” and has a drawing of a guy sitting down but missing a chair, but I’m worried about both Rosenthal and you.

SELL

Sonny Gray – No, not Sonny my boy!  Ugh, it’s like I’m telling Sonny to drive into that tollbooth in The Godfather that looks like it exists on a lot somewhere in Hollywood or a set that Boardwalk Empire rejected.  Seriously, The Godfather is obviously a great movie, but that tollbooth looks like the production designer took the day off or Coppola was bottling his olive oil that day and he let one of his goombahs direct that scene.  The toll taker just ducks down?  There’s 20 Uzis shooting!  The car that’s blocking Sonny in leaves about 500 yards of empty space for Sonny to turn his car and drive away while they shoot the toll taker!  Okay, that always bothered me and I have to use my MFA somewhere.  Now, back to this Gray!  Last year, he had a 3.08 ERA and he is pitching ever-so-slightly better this year, but he’s not pitching as well as his 1.60 ERA.  I mean, that’s ridunk ridunk there’s a One-Eyed Willie treasure map in the trunk trunk.  He’s more like a 3.00 ERA pitcher.  So, I wouldn’t trade him for a ride home from a bar with John Stamos, but I would explore options.

 
  1. Knucks says:
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    Desmond/Chavez/burns

    For seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager, but it’s far-ish

  2. ERad says:
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    Straight killed it with the lede G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, ERad!

  3. Knucks says:
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    I’ll prob pick up gose and Robbie Ray off the wire to replace the losses if that factors in to your thoughts at all

    • Knucks says:
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      @Knucks: my bad, that was for my seager question up top, thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Seager

  4. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    Should I be regretting my correa for Pineda trade? Dude is legit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  5. Cheese says:
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    12 team standard +OPS

    I Give Edwin Encarnacion
    I get Carlos Gomez or Adam Jones

    Or with this recent article, would you deal Edwin for Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good, Jones

  6. Q says:
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    Drop Heyward or Alex Gordon? It’s a points league so walks are good, Ks are bad, steals are meaningless.

    Also, would you drop Soria for Melancon, Grilli, or Tolleson?

    Thanks! Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward drop sounds fine, Soria doesn’t

  7. Clint says:
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    I’ve been trying to stash Olivera since you mentioned him a little while back and for some reason Yahoo doesn’t show him in their players pool. I’m guessing it’s some funky rule where he has to show up in the minor system somehow or something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, they just don’t have him

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @Clint: yahoo screws up quite a lot with this, i doubt the people they pay to do this are really paid very much, and it’s even more likely their performance isn’t really overseen by anybody of any effort or intelligence. some of us could do it for free, i wish.

  8. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    CarGomez
    or
    Rendon + Betances

    Thank you good day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon, it’s fair

  9. gotta b anonymous says:
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    ray or hutch? 5×5 h2h roster stash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Ray

      • gotta b anonymous says:
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        @Grey: thx Grey, how bout ray vs fiers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lean Fiers

  10. Scott says:
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    Please rate
    Addison Russell
    Josh Harrison
    Howie Kendrick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison, Howie

  11. Let Me Tell Ya Somethin Brutha says:
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    I missed out CJ Wilson on waivers this morning.

    So Bolsinger or Gausman? Bolsinger gets the Chicago Cubs but the SON don’t like it.

    Drop Lindor for A Garcia? Sox have a nice schedule next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, I’d go Avisail

  12. Don says:
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    Drop Eduardo Rodriguez or Ross for Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  13. Relsh says:
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    Wada or Wisler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wada

  14. Charles says:
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    ***SPOILER ALERT***

    Did you mean Robb Stark or Jon Snow?

    ***SPOILER ALERT***

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops, brain fart, fixed

  15. ERad says:
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    If Clippard gets traded from the A’s – who do you think is the next man up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scribner

  16. Serrano of Swat says:
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    Hey Grey, I’ve always valued your wisdom and insight and have been wrestling with a trade proposal in a deep keeper league for a couple days and was hoping to get your thoughts.

    We keep 12, with some minor leaguers. I’m enjoying some career years with Frazier and Goldschimidt and feel like I can make a run.

    I’ve got an offer of my Carrasco, Syndergaard, Stroman, Berrios,and Fried
    for
    Kershaw, Aoki (I’ve got Pence and Dickerson battling injuries all year), and Bucholtz, who I don’t like at all.

    This will leave me with a top 3 offense and a staff of Kluber, Kershaw, Matz, Latos, Garcia, Santiago, Bucholtz, Heston, and possibly Corbin. About the only thing on the waiver wire is Tillman, Dickey, and Daniel Norris… So, I’ll be a bit thin. But, its a very tempting move.

    What would the Lothario do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you have Kluber, I don’t think you need to sell the farm…I’d hold and do a smaller deal for an OF

  17. NG says:
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    10 team, 5×5 (Runs, Rbi’s, Stls, Total bases, OBP)

    My Springer for Rendon?

    Owner also has Lester (as per your article on him a couple weeks back)

    Springer + Garrit Cole for Rendon + Lester? or should I try a combo of Springer+Hammel//Salazar//J.Zimmerman first?

    Thanks for the insight Grey..as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

  18. Chris says:
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    I have a glut of corners and am a bit light on outfielders. What sort of OF bat should I be looking for if I were to trade Joey Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t imagine you get anything unless it’s a deep keeper… Maybe Ozuna?

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:
        Thx; suppose it were Chris Davis instead?

  19. Wolf says:
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    Speaking of Gray, any reason to stash/get excited over Jon Gray possibly coming up in the near future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  20. Joeg414 says:
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    You think P.Tucker can be helpful again ? He faces 4 out of 5 leftys his next games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a shot if you’re desperate

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Is Grichuk a better play ? Just looking for backup for Harper.
        6×6 daily rot.
        Thanks .
        Happy Fathers Day to All.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, you can try Grichuk

  21. Luke T says:
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    Grey, I am in a world of pain, can you help. I paid a lot for pitching in an auction league. Prolly my first mistake. 10 team, weekly. Xbh and qs.

    C – gattis
    1 – rizzo
    2 – betts
    3 – franco
    Ss – flores
    Of – cutch
    Of – billy hamilton
    Of – souza
    U – billy burns
    U – hosmer

    Bench – sandoval
    Bench – choo
    Bench – laroche
    Bench – span
    IR – dan murphy

    Will any of your buys help? Im struggling in pretty much all categories except steals. Guys like l. Martin, belt, fowler, pillar, paredes, sano, ethier, valbuena, are on the waivers to name a few. Need hr, xbh, r, ba, rbi.

    Pitchers – kershaw, felix, hammel, chavez, h. Santiago, jansen, c. Allen, ir: iwakuma.

    Any advice will help. Thank you for you time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your team doesn’t look that bad, you’re way too heavy on speed though… Trade Hamilton for anything or bench him for Ethier, and drop span… Why would you carry span of you have Choo, Hamilton and Burns… Get rid of speedsters in a XBH league

      • Luke T says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you for the advice good sir. I will add ethier and put him in hamiltons place. Is the starting line up okay or would you sub anyone from my bench? Thanks again Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aim to win power every week and lost steals, which looks like exactly opposite of what you’re going for

  22. Jason says:
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    I’m in a 12-team H2H DYNASTY “keep forever” league (we keep 32MLB/8MiLB). It’s a
    10×9 cat league:
    H,R,HR,RBI,SB,BB,SO,TB,AVG,OPS
    IP,K/9,WHIP,K/BB,W,QS,SV+HLD,ERA,HR

    I have an offer where I trade Braun/Bruce/Turner(LAD)/McMahon for Brantley/GioGonz/Murphy(Mets)

    At OF I have – Choo/Bautista/Pollock/Martin/Braun/Bruce

    I’m concerned about Braun’s chronic thumb injury. He’s going to need those cryo therapies a few times each season and I’m tired of Bruce’s streakiness and low average. I think Gio has been unlucky this year and Brantley and Murphy offer decent-to-solid stats with good average and low strikeouts. A weakness for my team

    Which side would you prefer? Am I giving up too much? Deal or no deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Brantley

  23. mzyptlk says:
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    Calhoun for Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  24. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Great Buy Sell Grey.

    12 team mixed league with weekly transactions on sunday.

    Pick the top 2 for each please and thanks

    Priority – Runs 1. Holt, Parmelee, Pillar, Butler, Lagares
    Priority – P Upgrade 2. Wisler, Ray, Morton, Gallardo, Perez, Erasmo, Lyons

    10 team mixed
    Priority – Saves 3. Siegrist, Strop, Cishek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Holt, Butler… Ray, Erasmo, these are kinda streamers though… Siegrist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3. Strop

  25. Digger Phelps says:
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    What’s the good word brotha? If you had zobrist at 2nd and d Travis in the DL spot and coming off the DL soon, which one are you dropping? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  26. J-FOH says:
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    to continue or conversation from the last post, are you saying shelby (girls name) is do for a dongkake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He needs the Regression Fairies to drop dongs on him

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: and by fairies you mean the confirmed bachelors of Palm Springs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In spandex shorts, yes

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: and fanny packs filled with poppers, chap stick and baby oil?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hard candy, homey, hard candy

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I don’t want to know what that is code for

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Euphemism for Kolten Wong, but no Kolten

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: hehe

  27. joe says:
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    Wilmer Flores or Bogaerts? Xander has a nice avg and all but gives me nothing in terms of power, which I need

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  28. Beastman says:
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    Deep keeper league with no streaming, rather pitching depth is key. Pick a side please, then pick my nose, I can’t reach:

    $1 Chavez and $21 Wood

    $18 Shields and AJ Griffin (non-keeper)

    Thanks any and all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  29. Charles says:
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    Bryant or Rendon?

    Arenado or Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant…Arenado

  30. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Currently stuck with Phillips/Jace/Streamers @ 2B..

    J.D. too much to give up for Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think so

  31. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    9 team redraft.

    Is Longoria for Rendon too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  32. Steve says:
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    Who do you like better over the next month, Gose or Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gose

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. JD says:
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    Billy Burns just got dropped. Do you prefer him or Aoki? Looking for runs, SBs, avg…

    • JD says:
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      @JD: please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JD: Burns

      • JD says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Oh Yeah Dig It says:
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    Holt listed as a Buy, what kind of numbers could we expect from him ROS. Looking up in minor leagues stats not much power, so double digit base stealing. What kind of RBI/R could we expect?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think Yunel Escobar

  35. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Grey, Devon Travis or Lorenzo Cain ROS?

    I currently have
    Upton
    Cespedeces
    Gardner
    Burns
    Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

  36. Scott says:
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    Wow. Been checking the 2015 MLB Park Factors and of course Coors Field is tops in Runs. However, it is only 8th in Home Runs. The tops in HRs is friggin Miller Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and it’s not even close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that because Coors missed a week of games in April?

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: It’s a ratio to games played, so small sample size yet, I suppose.

        • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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          @Scott: it’s been really cold there and wet, and dickerson was injured. 8th is not low really either, esp for such a small sample. you need to look at 3 year factors really.

  37. RicoSuave says:
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    Wada or Robbie Ray?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wada

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  38. Big W says:
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    Good afternoon Grey,

    Shoe @ A’s and Heson @ Dodgers…

    Benching both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good afternoon, Big W, I’d bench them

  39. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    Drop Lindor for Jace?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  40. chisoxx22 says:
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    Who would ya stream.. bolsinger vs sf, Lewis vs cws, or karns vs cle? I never am good with the son so some insight would be helpful! Nice writeup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are all home? Karns

  41. Project Merkin says:
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    Greybones,

    I have Panik at 2b, arenado at 3b, and Lindor at MI. I’d love to get Rendon for my 2b slot. Problem is the guy who has him gets him in the 16th round next year due to keeper rules, and if I got him I would too so the price will be higher than usual. Who would you realistically trade for him? Trying to get an idea of where you value him. Possible trade bait:

    Heyward
    Upton (5th round keeper)
    Bruce
    Souza
    Chris Archer
    Arrieta

    Holla!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth it here, unless you can get him for Bruce and Heyward

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Kewl. Not even Arrieta? Rest of my staff is archer, price, butthurtz, Chavez, latos…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, if you feel like you can take the hit on pitching

  42. Pager24 says:
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    which side do you like better ROS?

    Marte and Xander for Hanley and Correa

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  43. hankg says:
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    Current rotation is Cole, Lester, Carrasco, Wood, Hammel and E. Rodriguez. Would you deal Buxton for Strasburg to upgrade rotation? Buxton won’t play regularly for me given OF/Util of Jones, Upton, Pederson and Encarnacion. This is a keeper league (can keep 5) but already have Goldschmidt, Betts, Pederson, Cole, Franco and Lindor as late round options. Thanks so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  44. John Gibbons' Speech Coach says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m in a shallow league ROTO league with very limited waiver moves. Myers went down so my hand is forced and I need to grab an OF.

    I could use help in RBIs and HRs.

    Could you help me out and let me know who I should pick up (ideally for ROS) out of these guys available:

    Maybin
    Yelich
    Guerrero
    Tomas
    Garcia
    Canha
    Cuddyer
    Pillar
    Aoki
    Burns

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail. Pillar

  45. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    looking for some feel goods Grey. Ian Desmond is just killing me. I was happy with him as my #3 pick, but now it’s just painful.

    Any chance he has a Kipnis type turnaround soon, or after the break? I know anything is possible, but do you think he’s a hold, or take a hit shopping him out in an uneven trade just to get rid of him?

    I can’t find any takers on anything even close to a fair trade. Ugh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His peripherals have looked like a mess, why I said to sell him a month ago… I don’t have much faith, sorry

      • Shawn of the Livid says:
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        @Grey: I tried to sell when you advised, just no luck. I only own one share of him, but it happens to be in a tight league where people don’t move players much.

        I know I’m screwed on this one. Fingers crossed for a second half explosion!

        First time I’ve ever owned him too because I punt SS pretty far down the draft every year. OF COURSE the one year I don’t do that he stops being the best SS in the league. Damn it all!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya… I didn’t see it coming, and he has been known to get hot for weeks at a time, so he could bust out a little

        • Dangerfield 51 says:
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          @Shawn of the Livid:

          I feel your pain, my story is almost the same as yours. Been playing for 10 years and always wait on SS. Well this year Desmond was still there at the end of the 4th round so I took him.

          Dropped him Monday…now playing Russell @ SS.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Shawn of the Livid: kipnis’ turnaround was clearly fueled by a very long time oblique injury.

  46. Jeffrey A says:
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    Holt
    Betts
    Colabello

    Pick one to sit tonight por favor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cola, no idea of matchups

  47. Funketown says:
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    @Grey – Braves callup Eury Perez – only 25 and minor league numbers look solid – 28/34 in steal attempts – high average blah blah blah. Any insight on this guy? short term call up? Should i pick up in NL and stash? I would have to drop Giolito (10 team NL Only – keeper)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold for now…He does have speed, but I think it’s b/c Freeman isn’t playing this weekend and they need an extra bat

      • Funketown says:
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        @Grey: Man, i feel like stalking you like you stalk Stanton – thanks for all the tips Magnum P.I.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I might like that

  48. Hal Incandenza says:
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    SATs? Your Jersey is showing, Grey! How about some love for The ACT? They both have options for C.

    Speaking of, what is a pirate’s favorite letter? You’d think it would be R, but it be the C!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ACT Like I Don’t Know! Argh, always

  49. Matty says:
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    Do you like Rendon or your boy Wong for the rest of the year?
    If I deal Gordon for Rendon, what tier of pitcher can I realistically try to sneak in with the mix?

    Shopping Sonny for a real top tier arm now.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong….Alex Gordon?

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        Sorry, wasn’t particularly clear there, Dee Gordon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Richards-ish?

  50. chisoxx22 says:
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    Rendon/hamels for Kinsler/Bauer 10 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  51. Ron says:
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    H2H redraft points league.
    Would you give Ortiz, Joc, and Hosmer for J-Up and Ellsbury?

    Rest of Roster:
    C: Lucroy
    CI: Donaldson, Encarnacion, Bryant
    MI: Reyes, Correa, Harrison
    OF: Trout, Bautista, Brantley

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  52. Big League Choo says:
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    Where does Olivera play when he comes up 3B or 2B? Espn has him listed as 1B so annoying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3B

  53. Steve says:
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    Fiers, Rubby, Wisler, Nola – who is the drop of I can only keep 3? (Call up irrelevant)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  54. Donny says:
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    Wieters vs Estrada $20, souza vs Carrasco $7, or Pablo vs Pino $16

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters

  55. Grooo says:
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    Pillar or yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  56. Yoda says:
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    Stash cishek, or strop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

  57. Shoop da Whoop says:
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    Love Yahoo’s matchup blurbs. deGrom’s:

    ‘Current Braves hitters have struck out just 16 times in their last 52 PA (35%) against deGrom.’

    Hey dummies, if a starting pitcher had a 35% K rate, he’d be the greatest pitcher of all time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Shoop da Whoop: they clearly just have random people with high school (at least) educations (not necessarily baseball knowledge) write those things. Especially in yahoo where players don’t even get added willy nilly.

  58. royce! says:
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    Ray’s peripherals don’t look very good. Somehow he has a .229 BABIP despite a high LD rate and a low GB rate. His LOB is 93.2. His soft contact rate is very low and he’s getting very few K’s. Apparently the regression fairy is smiling down on him…

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @royce!: he wasn’t ever projected to be much in prospect stock either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You get that from Rotowire? That’s clever!

      • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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        @Grey: on the one hand we have “information wants to be free”, but on the other foot-hand we have “yes, but just be nice and say where you got your joke from unless it’s obvious, especially when you charge money for your site”. And certainly rotowire doesn’t get to hide under the first one, since they charge for their news.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They reversed the meaning too

          • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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            @Grey: wait, do you mean when rotowire used the term by having it refer to a pitcher that’s doing badly regressing to being better? and where did you see that (the actual quote), since i’m assuming you also don’t subscribe to rotowire (or maybe you got a free account since they likely hope you mention them ever)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, as if regressing is a positive term

              • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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                @Grey: actually it doesn’t have a positive or negative actual meaning (it’s connoted that way traditionally though), just going back to a previous state.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              royce! showed me the quote

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Harhar, nope. I wrote up why I decided to not pick him up earlier today and then realized that he could be next in line for some regression fairies jokes. And then I decided to make fun of rotowire.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where does Rotowire come up with this stuff?!

  59. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    you buy how low SON is on hendricks @ MIN and burnett @ WAS (no harper), that WAS is pretty trashy with the token black guy from seth rogen’s moves, along with mary tyler moore, y.escobar, and rendon with how he is lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both in some leagues

  60. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    do we think wisler remains in rotation, SON finally gave him a $10, yet doesn’t project him to start next time. Hendricks would be the drop if i do it. I’d also have to drop Polanco to activate V-Mart and i was looking to wait on that if possible. But if Wisler has a good outing somebody might pick him up before 3AM (start of tomorrow in daily leagues), and i wouldn’t be able to since i’m starting hendricks today and i can’t take V-Mart off DL before then, unless i do it now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea with Wisler, I’d guess so, but it depends what he does tonight

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: ok, so gamble on the wait, that’s what i wanted to do. worried leaguemates (these aren’t the smartest with prospect adding, as i could’ve grabbed wisler two nights ago like i did in NL only, but they are quick to guys who pitch well, since we have deep benches)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  61. Obrav says:
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    AL keeper with some Phillies & Mets (don’t ask)…roto, in 1st and going for it. Would you trade Sano and Bundy for Revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  62. Redd says:
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    Howdy Grey!

    H2h pts weekly lock league, which one to add; Brock holt (3b/OF), Evan longoria, Jace Peterson (SS/2b), Mitch moreland(1b/DH), Wilmer Flores, Joey gallo, Valbuena, wil venable or lastly maikel Franco.

    I know a lot of options but I’m torn lol

    Have a good one man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Franco

      • Redd says:
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        @Grey:

        It would mainly be for depth.

        My roster

        C: Vogt

        1b- Edwin encarncian (1b/DH)

        2b- howie Kendrick

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

        SS- Hanley Ramirez (SS/OF)

        OF we start 4: puig, Bryce Harper, joc pederson, byron buxton.

        DH- Carlos Santana (1b, 3b & DH)

        Utility – Carlos correa (SS)

        Bench: mark trumbo (1b/OF), Josh reddick, Brock holt (3b/OF)

        I do have holt, but just didn’t know if you like him over the above guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Holt

          • Redd says:
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            @Grey:

            Not sure if this changes , but I have Kris bryant too he’s my IF spot

  63. phenomenot says:
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    What do I do with Desmond in a keeper league? I tried to sell him, but no one would bite.

    Try to sell him low? Will he provide ANY value this year? I have Kang to fill in for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell low

  64. Joe says:
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    Tired of Neil Walker and his weak stomach. Who would be your choice to replace- Odor, Jace or Holt? Or stand with the bland Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holt

  65. Pete says:
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    12 team h2h points league with K’s -1: I have Span and Heyward. Would you ditch one of them for Brock Holt. My other 2 OF’s are Puig and Blackmon. This is my bench bat.

    We start only 3 OF’s and have 2 UTIL shots, so hitting is very shallow. SP’s rule the roost, but we only get 4 adds a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

  66. Vindicator says:
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    Should I drop Desmond for Olivera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  67. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hi Grey I know it sounds crazy but i picked up Aramis in a couple of leagues while @Coors. He batted .615 with an 1.846 ops last year and I am hoping there’s a little fuel left in the tank. Some good reads this week. Have a nice weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Toe!

  68. J-FOH says:
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    If it makes you feel any better, I sat Butler in perts, you know the guy you dropped, and played parmalee over him. *slaps self in face*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teach you!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I should of expected that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  69. Jboogie says:
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    Lady of Rage reference! Bring back the afro puffs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hell yeah!

  70. Jboogie says:
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    Is it time to drop guerrero or castillo in a 14 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alex

  71. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, JOBU is working….. I sen this to Colin early on draftkings post…….

    Yankees have Verlander, not Simon tonight and Tex is hitting a meek 3/33 against him. Arod has beastly numbers against him 10/28 with 4 bombs, of course he’ll hit a moon shot off Verlander for his 3000 hit, couldn’t of been scripted any better. Do you think Arod will blow a kiss to Kate Upton while he rounds the bases? I feel you on those rainouts, I was in the money on multiple entries and Miggy not playing killed me. Not to mention the best matchups for the late games disappeared when Seager, Cano, Crawford, Guerrero and Rollins all sitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How you doing in that? Winning money?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, actually I started with Fanduel and I just started Draftkings this week. Rudy has that kick ass line up optimizer, which I’m still trying to master. I’ve found that I do best in the leagues where you can face 2-100 different people. You can throw as little as .25 -$2 in a 2-10k person contest for fun, but if you’re playing $5-25 or larger I’ve been successful with the smaller groups. Fanduel only requires 1 SP, DK 2. FD you can’t adjust your roster once the 1st game starts, DK does. DK has better position eligibility. It’s fun, you’d like it and you will definitely win $$$$. If your like 2 SP set up I’d go DK if you only want 1 go FD

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I almost did DK a few weeks ago but I couldn’t even figure out how to sign in…

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: I laughed when you initially said that because I couldn’t figure out how to do it through RB. Rudy gave me the link, but I gave up and just jumped in with an email addy and $200 and it took like a minute to complete. It’s definitely a little overwhelming. I went to AZ on Memorial Day to hang with my boy Shoe and he was like “I just paypal’d you a $100 let’s do one together” So I’m walking him through it so he can get the hang of it. My best advice would be to click on leagues and start with the $1-2 ones with 10-20 people, get the hang of it and make some money.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Sky said he was gonna help me one day sigh up, but I don’t have an off switch sometimes and don’t really want to mess around with it…yet I prolly will at some point for S’s and g’s…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Btw, love the new avatar!

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Thanks, the guys who own it sent me a few pics when they were packing them up for shipment. I got an army of Jobu’s!! I don’t do any salary cap teams, so it’s a different dynamic and with tools you guys have on here it makes it pretty easy to set a line up. I like to go through ESPN and check BVP and like tonight I have Arod, Braun and Phillips cause they rake against their opponents. The other cool thing with the leagues with 100 people you can throw 3 different line ups if you want to roll with a cheaper SP for more offense and vice versa

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  So say you roll with a $2 game vs 100 people, how much do you win?

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: $50 for 1st, $30 for 2nd and all the way down to 12. I’ve taken 1st a few times already. You can also do a small league for Early, Late games or they have a Turbo option that will group3-5 games and you set a line up from just that small group of games. If you try to do the huge contests with thousands of entries your odds aren’t as good. If you’re going against 20-100 different entries with the tools and just your extensive insight you should be in the black. Just don’t get greedy like me, I won my first few and I was like I’m playing with house $$$ let’s throw $25 here and $15 there let’s do 3 line ups in $25 contest. Before you know you’ve got 10 entries in and you’ve thinned out your lineups and give it all back. I’m still playing with house $$$, but I’m a quick learner so I’ll stick with a 2-3 different line ups and if I’m feeling good after a few Knob Creeks then I’ll jump in the late games, which I tend to do well. We’re on the West Coast we should do better.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice, good info! I get greedy, yo, that’s my problem!

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: HA! That’s why I gave you that disclosure, it’d be like June 19th Grey telling February Teddy not to draft Gyorko, Shoemaker, Iwakuma, Puke Soup or Saunders! I say that in good fun because as usual my offense is off the chain in every league, so , I was hoping pitching would round itself out at least Arrieta, Salazar, deGrom, Richards and Cmart holding it down. Hopefully I can get a little JOBU love on the pitching side. Speaking of Hopes, Hopefully your Teddy hooks you up with some good swag for Fathers Day. Our 3 rescues and 1 foster somehow ordered me a couple pairs of Jordan Sandals for summertime/pool time! I shouldn’t include our Cyclops Frenchie girl in that, cause she’s been busy eating all of the succulents we planted on Sunday (If your Teddy had Uber I’m sure he’d be her!) Have a great weekend BFF and may JOBU rain fantasy championships upon you!

                    BTW, effin great intro today to Buy/Sell this week! You sprinkled a little bit of everything, I can only imagine how hard it was to put your Son on the block!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cougs actually thought last Sunday was Father’s Day, so, um, yeah… I got a start of the art ice cream
                      scooper… It’s aight…. Thanks for the kind words!

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: Ice Cream scooper sounds like a solar powered Panda reading a newspaper on a toilet. (side bar…. Keep telling Cougs how great the scooper is and when JOBU arrives you can use that excitement to endorse the Ice Cream Scooper) Everybody Wins!! On the DK shiz, if Rubby can continue his dominance over SD I can rake in $15-50 bucks off a $0.25 league (granted that’s prolly rare, but why not throw a couple bucks to get a little action) I look at it like taking a girl to a movie back in our Heyday. We didn’t have to do dinner, drinks or any of that shizz. I buy a $7 movie ticket and with a little luck it all falls in to place WINNER, WINNER Chicken Dinner (just like we planned it, right?) HA!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Did you win it? I just went to see the movie Dope… Well the title is Dope, at least…

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: I’m battling against a guy who had Elias tonight. The same Elias I picked up on Sunday that went 3.1 ing 7er! Bug and I used to go to the movies religiously with Costco Movie Tickets! Then I found Amazon Fire Unlocked, it’s the Brother of the Black Cable boxes we had growing up. A couple more hoops to jump through, but we watched Gone Girl on New Years day and the final Hobbit 3 weeks after the premiere. All the luxuries of watching movies at home without the headache of the theatre.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, this movie was a disappointment, set around 90s hip hop, felt right up my alley, but I wish we stayed home and watched OITNB…I liked Gone Girl, thought it was a well done Hollywood flick…Didn’t see Hobbit, don’t really like fantasy shizz usually, except GoT

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey:I had to close Bug on GOT. She was like “this shizz looks like Dungeons and Dragons, not interested!” She couldn’t get into it cause there were so many different story lines. I wrangled her in on the 2nd season and now it’s her favorite show. Last comment for the weekend….. True Detective 2 (I know you don’t like Vaughn, but give it a chance) And Ray Donovan! Lose 2 shows and get 2 in return!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh I’m definitely watching True Dect, just not expecting to love it… I fell out on Donovan and stopping watching midway thru the first season so you’re saying I should watch it, huh?

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, I’ll endorse Ray , but only if you watch it as an average American, not as a writer in the biz! Earlier this week I was telling Bug that” We’ve lowered our standards/expectations for cable series from HBO, Showtime, AMC, etc” You lose Dexter, Breaking Bad, and Boardwalk Empire B2B your standards are lowered (a lot like beer googles) Let’s hope that Penny Dreadful, True Detective, Ray Donovan & Billions fill the void.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  GoT, Veep and Silicon Valley are solid, and True Det. Ray never did anything for me in the first few episodes… Seemed like a lot of Voigt grandstanding… Maybe I’ll try it again

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @Teddy Heater: i have no idea how fanduel does any business when draftkings lets you sub out players right up until THEIR gametime. The illogic is ripe. It’s like holding one hand behind your back while chopping wood rather than simply using both of your hands on the axe. I would think the first time anybody, for money, set rosters, and some players that play later’s game gets rained out or the lineup changes later lose from that alone would say F off to that noise.

  72. Wilson says:
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    R Ozuna or Cishek for saves? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek

  73. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    sorry to chime in so late on Friday and with a barrage of questions, but any advice is appreciated. thank you as always grey.

    1) Rusney a hold or sell as a $1 keeper in a 10-team mixer where each team keeps 10? He would possibly be my 10th keeper. Looking to maybe deal him for an expensive Kemp so I actually get some stats this year, though that’s obvi a ? with Kemp.

    2) Rusney or Buxston ROS

    3) Zobrist, you looking to buy or simply a hot schmotato?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) can sell there 2) Buxton 3) hot schmotato

  74. The Harrow says:
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    best part of this cardinals hackastros thing is that dewitt/mozeliak are both claiming that they’ve “cooperated with FBI” (which is true) and at the same time claiming they didn’t know anything about it till news leaked back on tuesday. Thing about that is the FBI confiscated some cardinals computers back in February, and they’re somehow claiming they didn’t know the day the FBI showed up to get the computers that the owner and GM didn’t know about it! What’s even MORE hypocritical than all of that, is the rag paper St.Louis Post Dispatch (STL only paper buyable outside of STL likely) doesn’t point out this obvious lie, since they are pretty much owned by Cardinals, as every business in STL is (or scared of crossing them at least).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  75. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    jesus, burnett getting singled to death here by those bums i wasn’t worried about.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: thank god rendon’s awful 2015 is there to save the day. SOOOOO happy i kept him over puig in NL only league. (i know it’s too early to be pissed about that, but man, puig’s floor seems so much better right now)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: dude is both getting really unlucky (singles), and really lucky (double plays). bad whip though.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: jesus, along with hendricks (i gambled on SON’s hate twice) whip lead gone from .14 to .01. could get much much worse. drat, should’ve just trusted it and went with wisler or even lyons.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          why the F was gilmartin brought in over parnell or c-tor with one out in 8th? familia owners not happy here, i was close to being in line for a save here. @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: these two bums are gonna likely lose me both whip/era for week. are currently. still got at least 4 starts for week and could stream if i drop polanco, who may have just got a concussion.

  76. Jef with 1 f says:
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    What’s up brotha…Even though I haven’t been in the comments as much I’m still reading you every day..Your the best….Work is just bananas right now…took on alot more …which means less time on the cpu..Gotta make that dough dawg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, F… You gotta hook your ex up with a new man so alimony stops…

      • Jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: I’m giving her 700 a week right now..tell me about it lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s freakin ridiculous… It’s crazy there’s so much divorce when shizz is so expensive… I mean, how can you live after that? Shizz is steep!

          • Jef with 1 f says:
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            @Grey: yeah man..I’m paying for a house ..apartment..child support..not to mention my truck payment is 500 a month…I make good money and shit is tight as hell now…so now with this promotion it should ease the pain a little

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn, that’s a crazy nut to crack a month… Kids need to get a job and wife needs to remarry, pronto!

              • Jef with 1 f says:
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                @Grey: Lol..I wish I knew somebody to set her ass up with….PREZZIII..Where you at

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh man prezziii and anyone’s old lady, how is that not a reality show…

                  • Jef with 1 f says:
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                    @Grey: ha ha

                    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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                      @Jef with 1 f: crazy how it’s now in your best interest to become the marriage pimp of your ex wife, as of now you’ve traded off sex and fights for paying to not have sex (and a lot).

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jef with 1 f: Dude someone dropped Arenado in our league. WTF?

      • Jef with 1 f says:
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        @Cram It: Really??..I have to be honest, my fantasy game took a shit with everything I have going on…Not going to be a good year for me..I don’t have the time i used to ..to keep up in an active league right now

        • Cram It says:
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          @Jef with 1 f: I hear ya man. It’s whatever. I’ve got bigger fantasy fish to fry myself. Go chat up some ladies at Village Way…

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Cram It: Just wrong, that RCL should be kicked out

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          @J-FOH: just that player, it’s not 11 other guys’ faults that arenado was dropped. i just saw rusney/shark dropped in a 20 team dynasty, that owner (it was same guy) was railed on pretty hard in message board.

        • VinWins

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          @J-FOH: Might have been an accident, you don’t notice you clicked on the wrong player. Shouldn’t jump to conclusions too quickly. The team is in 1st place; same guy is in 2nd in Champion’s League. He has the 1st pick off waivers, so will probably take him back.

  77. herschel says:
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    @Grey: thoughts on Joe Ross? SSS, but seems to have better control but same high k upside as his big bro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see him staying in the rotation

  78. Ty says:
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    I’m reeeeeally close to kicking Dickerson to the curb and grabbing Pillar. The luck i’m having this year tho he’ll miraculously recover and haunt me. Does my team look like it will recover on its own or should I be making major moves.
    Molina
    Abreu
    Wong
    Donaldson
    Reyes
    Pederson
    Hamilton
    Souza
    Ortiz
    Bench/ Moss B.Crawford Tomas Dickerson

    Kluber
    Carasco
    Salazar
    Zimmerman
    Wood
    J.Garcia
    McCullers
    Rosenthal
    Betances
    Miller D/L
    12 team 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That team doesn’t look bad, I don’t think you’re gonna really regret dropping Dickerson if this isn’t a keeper

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks G. Not a keeper. I caught that James Frey blurb earlier haha. He might have lied but I thought a million little pieces was pretty good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, never read it actually

  79. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    can’t believe byrd came back this fast. broken hand, aren’t those usually at least 6 week injuries in baseball?
    add him over any of
    1. paulsen or leonys? team could use RBI’s and OPS most.
    2. over lind or buxton? team is top 4 in all hitting cats but net steals
    3. over paulsen in a dynasty? OPS too. but E5 would then be my only 1B. could also drop b.crawford (backup SS to segura), or rajai davis (plays over cain for steals when he plays)
    4. dynasty where i dropped him (even from DL spot, no room), could drop werth, DL delino and add bryd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that is insane… 1. Paulsen 2. Meh 3. Sure 4. I’d lose Werth if shallow dynasty

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: 3. drop which guy for byrd here?
        4. 14 teamer with 25 man rosters so 350 players deep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulsen

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: even if that leaves me with no 1B backup and only E5, who’s been playing hurt?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, not then

  80. ebudz says:
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    What’s up Grey!

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, A. Wood, T. Ross, Chavez
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (Fiers, McCullers, Syndergaard, T. Walker, Rodon)
    Bench Total: (5)

    (1) DL: Lynn

    1. Scherzer’s start getting pushed back to tomorrow screws up my streaming plan! Already dropped Lyons and grabbed Rodon for tomorrow but now I’ll have 5 SPs starting tomorrow but only 4 SP slots! Which of the following three should I start tomorrow? I listed their 2nd start for next week too ….

    Rodon vs. TEX (18.8), @DET (-11.5)
    T. Walker vs. HOU (17.0), @LAA (2.0)
    Syndergaard @ATL (14.7), vs. CIN (35.3)
    Ross @ARI (8.9), vs. ARI (26.0)

    2. I could also drop one of those guys and instead pickup R. Ray and start him vs. SD (4.8) since he has RP eligibility and I could start him over on of my RP tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chilling, what’s up with you? 1. Noah, Walker, Rodon 2. Nah

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word big bird… I’m recovering from my intense pickup hoop session and now planning what grub I want here over on the East Coast… Thanks for the advice and enjoy your night man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You ballin’, ebudz? You too!

          • ebudz says:
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            ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
            Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

            (4) SP: Scherzer, A. Wood, T. Ross, Chavez
            (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
            Bench: (Fiers, McCullers, Syndergaard, Rodon, T. Walker)
            Bench Total: (5)

            @Grey: I play a ton of pickup this time of year! Another pitching question though man:

            Which SP should I drop for a streamer? I guess it’s tough to answer not knowing all of their next 2 starts each yet but I do know at least one coming up:

            Rodon vs. @DET (-11.5)
            T. Walker vs. @LAA (2.0)
            Syndergaard vs. CIN (35.3)
            T. Ross vs. ARI (26.0)
            McCullers @LAA (0.5), vs. KC (3.9)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rodon

  81. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Did someone mention Aramis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think I have him on my bench… Good call!

  82. FrankGrimes says:
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    Indians sucking so bad
    Makes it zero fun
    Owning Kzar n Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey!

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @FrankGrimes: concering schwarber and LF, reason he can’t play it now is he’s apparently never played it in upper minors at all. till around pitch 95 carrasco was fine today. try having burnett.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: if you were talking about it sucking to have those two for win reasons, yeah, it does. ask c.anderson about that one.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @FrankGrimes: i say that about 1B, back when holliday comes back why not guarantee heyward and grichuk at bats and just teach grichuk or holliday to play 1B?

    • Tigres says:
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      Same here. And – nice haiku!

  83. Brock says:
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    Time to drop Gio Gonzalez? FA Pitchers Available:

    Lynne, Fiers, Jaime Garcia, Walker, Harang, Heston, Galardo.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  84. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    why the F was gilmartin brought in over parnell or c-tor with one out in 8th? familia owners not happy here, i was close to being in line for a save here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  85. GB says:
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    What should I be looking to sell for if I have Sonny? Would be looking for another SP. Also, need power and was offered Chris Davis/Wilmer Flores for Polanco/Desmond. I have Correa and Zobrist to cover SS, and Desmond is terrible. Polanco is a bench OF I play looking for SB when one of my starters sits. Average isn’t great all around so I think this may be a go…TGIF!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hard to sell a SP for an SP… I’d take Davis there

  86. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    jesus, cecil ain’t helping things here.

  87. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    FMDFSL – I was so close to using Ross today on DraftKings. Oh yeah he would of made a nice streamer.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @J-FOH: probably didn’t cost much either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You winning there?

  88. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    I took a dump on Lorenzo Cain last week and he goes out and turns it around. It’s becoming clear that if I take a crap on a player they turn it around. No BS, its kinda true. Ian Desmond is getting booted, owners get ready, he will have a good week.

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @J-FOH: did you shit on braun lately (oh no that was the other people)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Desmond’s been getting dumped for a while

  89. tentyme says:
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    in a 12 team weekly points league al/nl A : roark or wisler?? B : pillar or holt? C : tolleson or holland thx for the help here.. !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wisler…Holt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tolleson

  90. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey,

    Back at ya. Would you kill me if I traded Upton (who he could keep in the 5thround next year) for Rendon (who I could keep in the 16th round next year)?

    My remaining outfield would be:
    Heyward
    CarGo1
    Bruce
    Souza
    Tomas
    Veneble

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it

  91. zach says:
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    Good stuff as usual!

    Looking for pitching help… 16 team league.

    Thoughts on Kris Medlen and Ervin Santana?

    Either worth the add? Have a feeling they might be scooped up fairly soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  92. JoeG414 says:
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    We all need to get on ESPN to change that 1b to a 2b on Hector Olivera’s position. He’s ready !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  93. Thurman says:
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    drop mccullers for joe ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  94. Grant says:
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    So, Wisler looks good.

    Who should I drop for him, if anyone?

    Will Venable
    Torii Hunter
    JA Happ
    Brett Lawrie
    Trevor May

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

  95. Abdoozy says:
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    ESPN h2h 6×6 w/OPS.
    Desmond sucks.
    Alcides is on the wire. Worth the swap?

    • Abdoozy says:
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      @Abdoozy: Hardy is available too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  96. slimbo says:
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    When will they add olivera to yahoo?

    I’m pumped have 1st waiver in my keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @slimbo: yahoo is completely asinine and might wait till he’s actually up. there’s 5 guys ranked in Mike’s top 5 (all higher ranked than that guy) that still aren’t in Yahoo, and some of them might be up this year in Sep. it’s garbage, we should have right to add these in yahoo for free (i mean as a job, no pay)

  97. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    time to grab parnell eh rather than if a streamer helps me slightly more this week right? familia owner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Parnell right now

      • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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        @Grey: when i can at 3AM i’ll have to drop Hendricks,which iwas anyway. i’ll beat leaguemates to this one. they aren’t quick at this. they would wait till he had a clean save or something (which he actually did recently)

        • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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          @Mike Hunt’s Honorable Discharge: until i had 4 closers (cecil is likely on watch now) i probably used 2-4 of my 5 adds per week doing this. it’s nicer to just have 4 guys (4 RP slots) working. i’ve lost Benoit/Mejia and added mixed/matched watson/farq/familia/cecil/osuna/ziegler/ramos (way before he closed though)/burgos in this one.

  98. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    drop capps or any of w.perez/j.nelson in 10 team NL only with no ratios, just IP, earned runs, wins, saves, and K’s for parnell. i have no closer in this. used to have cishek. team is doing well even with punting saves every week and it’s H2h.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Capps

  99. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    two things with hosmer, damn he’s got a high OPS for a guy with that few homers pretty much like holliday but young (holliday of course has even less). also, i forgot that he had 7 back on may 14th (which really is too good for him).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  100. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    escobar is available, would you drop holt for him? holt is so scrappy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Holt

  101. The Fox says:
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    I have `two excellent catchers on my roster (picked up McCann off waivers when Lucroy hit the DL) and would like to flip one of them for value (because dueling catchers on a single roster is not ideal).

    Would you trade either of them for Rendon? Which one do you run with ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, either…. McCann first

  102. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    14 team roto with BB’s and K’s and XBH for hitters. no AVG. drop one of middlebrooks/valbuena for which of canha/coghlan/tucker?

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @A Wesley Snipes Life: same league, no ERA, only K’s, BB’s and whip. Fiers or May? After reading that May JB pitcher report this dude looks interesting. SON really loves Fiers next one though.

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @A Wesley Snipes Life: or Gibson, so Fiers/Gibby/May, only one. SON doesn’t like Gibson.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh, you can try May

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena, Tucker

  103. SteveNZ says:
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    I’m not sure I’ve ever had a week like this one in H2H.

    At close of play Friday, I have a .174 AVG and a .235 OBP. I have SIX guys hitting .160 or worse.

    Yet I have 20 Runs, 7 Home Runs and 22 RBI – and am leading those categories comfortably.

    Funny old game.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @SteveNZ: we only start 10 guys in my biggest money league, but in that my OBP is .391 (probably best all year after 5 days), but with only 6 homers and 24 RBI’s. i’m close in those, down by 1. usually by this point i have around 9 or so homers.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i am destroying those runs though, with 34. burns/souza/panda killing it in those.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is odd

  104. Stanton in my way says:
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    Would you trade sonny for degrom and rendon?

  105. David says:
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    Archer/Cargo vs Price/Brantley. Which side? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  106. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    rank pillar, cola, franco ros please sweet greyjoy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco, Pillar

  107. weweresafe says:
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    I traded Brandon Crawford and John Axford for Rendon about a week after his debut. I still feel like I should be serving jail time for robbery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  108. Adam says:
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    Lackey or T walker today?
    Need to stream
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, no idea of their matchups

  109. Oppo Taco says:
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    starting rodon vTEX today? he got rocked last time out, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues

  110. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey,

    Another disgruntled Desmond owner. Alcides, Yunel, and Segura are all available and smart substitutes, but Lindor is also available. Is Lindor 10-teamable on a roster that is scuffling offensively and looking for some upside? Or does he just not belong in the conversation with the others?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Segura

  111. Mello Yello says:
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    So nice to sit my entire pitching staff for the weekend…oh you can have your Ks and QSs, but give me my ERA, WHIP, SVs, and K/9 (yes, Ks and K/9 are both categories…I thought it was awkward too) and I will say good day to you sir!

    Sano is gonna probably start playing left…my question is why don’t they bring him up to DH, play third to spell Plouffe, and maybe first to spell Mauer? I feel like the transition from third to first has to be easier than third to left, especially for a big dude like that.

    It will be interesting if this Familia ailment lingers, then a potential Parnell vs. Mejia closer showdown…it will be like the good old days of 2013! Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yeah, agreed on Sano… Or just play him at first and trade Mauer for a pitching prospect

  112. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u drop Ozuna , Tomas, Avasail or Buxton for Olivera or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas if bench bat

  113. Mike says:
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    Lackey @phil or
    T walker vs Astros( kuechel)
    Who do u stream ?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mike: Lackster…although I do have Taijuan, but you gotta stick with this whole Philly being horrendous gravy train while it lasts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey

  114. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Weekend Grey!

    I’m chasing K’s in my H2H (QS) this week. I’ve been stashing Gausman (mainly to get the extra roster spot) but now it’s time to activate and/or drop him.

    Who’s the drop?

    Buc
    Shark
    Heston
    Velasquez

    And before you say Velasquez, I could really use his start tomorrow. Ha!

    Hey what can I say? I like cake and eating it too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, Bully! Buch

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks my friend

        Go see the movie “DOPE”. You will enjoy the music if nothing else.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I saw it last night… The music was dope…

          • Sandlot Bully says:
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            @Grey: Yup!

  115. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey drop Fowler/Segura for Taijuan Walker/Billy Burns? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  116. D says:
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    Start Polanco vs sherzer, souza vs kluber, or buxton vs lester

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  117. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Do you like Wisler over Hendricks as the last starter in a 12 team H2H pitching rotation?

    Chuck Morton is also out there, but Wisler dropped a solid one last night.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try Wisler

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: My other option here would be Gausman, just remembered that he is still available.

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like him, but not against Blue Jays

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, I’ll monitor him regardless. Did you post earlier that you saw “Dope”? Would you recommend it?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I went to see it b/c the director was supposed to come on the podcast, and I wanted to like it so bad, but… It had problems… It wasn’t a trainwreck, but I was disappointed

              • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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                @Grey: Damn. I had high hopes for it. I’ll probably still try to catch it, but at least now I should temper my expectations. Thoughts on the upcoming NWA biopic?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Can’t wait for SOC, the trailer makes me crazy with excitement…

                  • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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                    @Grey: I can’t god damn wait either. It makes me want to cuss and wear a Raider’s hat.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m wearing a Raiders Starter jacket in 115 degree heat, cause I’m gangsta

  118. AJ says:
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    Is it time to cut Joakim Soria and look for other options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

      • AJ says:
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        Well i would drop for Aj Ramos, also Andrew Miller was dropped, stash pick up

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold Soria, sure stash Miller if you have room

  119. es says:
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    start lester @twins or walker vs houston
    Need a QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  120. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Would you trade Calhoun for Ian Desmond ? Is it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would want Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is fair though

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking either Cole C or Avisail as i have an extra OF and got Alex G at 2nd losing abs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, well, then try Desmond since you have an extra OF

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Grey: Can you believe this guy countered with Desmond and Ubaldo for my Springer and Britton wtf no wonder the guy is in last place.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s awful

  121. Bustered Posey says:
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    Vogt/ Springer/Shields and i get Posey/C.Gomez/Felix Hernandez

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Bustered Posey says:
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        standard espn 10 team H2H league if that helps the diagnosis.

  122. JohnnySquid says:
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    Grey, you see Joe Ross or Matt Wisler staying in their respective rotations longer? I know it looks like Ross is going to be sent back down, but I was curious your thoughts b/c I’m not sure what they’re going to do with Wisler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wisler won’t go anywhere anytime soon, Ross is gone for Stras

  123. Hoosier Daddy says:
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    So although I have 9, 10, and 11’s in offense in my 12 team keeper league, Strass and Samardzija + Hutchinson’s first month have me mired in the dregs for pitching stats. Stuck in 6th place, would you trade away Correa for deGrom? It will likely take a sub 2.5 ERA the rest of the way to get this 4.47 team ERA/1.32 WHIP into contention. Although its early, part of me wants to throw in the towel and hold onto Correa for next year. What says your magic 8 ball? Trade away for deGrom or better, or hold for next year?

  124. Bullssy says:
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    Drop Morton or Hendricks ?

    Start liriano vs nationals or Richards vs a’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Liriano

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Bullssy: drop hendricks first, morton has a game tomorrow, but so far WAS has lit up 2 pretty good PIT pitchers.

  125. Burriton says:
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    Should I trade Dee Gordon for Carlos Gonzalez?

    I have one too many good MI and I could use a better OF, but this trade offer is coming from a direct contender who needs steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  126. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: your grabbing gausman? Or wait and see?

    Dope soundtrack was the best part and even that could have been better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Dope… I’d grab Gausman, just didn’t want today’s game

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: gausman or wisler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gausman

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Need some help at 2b. Who do you like between holt, Murphy and olivera?

        Thanks.

  127. Gray says:
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    Drop Pablo, Polanco, or Buxton for betts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  128. The JoGarza says:
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    I’m a little desperate for SP in a 12-teamer. Do any of these make a solid DL stash?

    Ervin Santana
    Kris Medlen
    Brandon Beachy
    Ivan Nova

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  129. Assy says:
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    Any of these MI over Kendrick? Dare I ask.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  130. slew says:
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    the Nats/Pirates game is worth tuning into RIGHT NOW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hell yeah!

      • slew says:
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        Yes, yes he did!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally, ridiculous

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, did he lean into a pitch?

  131. hankg says:
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    Drop Bogaerts for Segura, Escobar or Holt? Also, for a bench bat hold onto Franco or pick up Souza? This is a keeper league. Thanks so much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura…. Souza

  132. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    i finally got F’d in the A for 2 of Liriano’s earned runs by the stupidest rule in baseball. after going great (1 earned on a harper solo HR) for 5.33 innings he gets a K, but the guy is called safe at first. If this is possible the word “out” shouldn’t be in strikeout. So by the time the last 2 runs were singled in he had already gotten 3 outs, just the runner ran to first after K’ing on the 2nd one. I can’t believe this is the first time i’ve been screwed in fantasy by this, but i’m sure it is. So if the rule was done by logic (there’s no really good reason why the ball needs to be caught on a K, or the runner tagged on a STRIKEOUT) he’s only have 3 earned in 6 innings today. not terrible. I’m betting Liriano’s psyche in that inning might agree with this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, such BS

  133. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey.. Would you stream JA Happ tomorrow against Houston(Velasquez)??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Frank White says:
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        syndergaard droppable??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Frank White: SON loves that game.

  134. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    all thor owners that are playing against simon shoot dem guns in the air! (in a rural area, this might be how simon got that murder charge)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  135. Brett says:
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    12 team league with category for saves and one for holds.
    Current pen is box storen tolleson Cecil Capps and have osuna in a sp spot. Would you cut Capps for Giles?

    Also only room for one turner or Olivera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Giles… Turner

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: gray what do you see the Dodgers doing with turner when Olivera comes up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Utility player

  136. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    ok, NOW that i finally drop heyward in my 12 teamer deep enough to be a 14.5 teamer with bench and an actual 12 teamer (the second done about 2 weeks back) now he’s performing, C’MON!

    12 teamer roto (regular size) where i was late to get my picks in in that dispersal draft in a 12 team roto with OPS/K’s/XBH/net steals outfield assists/ double plays turne for hitters and QS, net saves, holds, losses,relief wins, relief losses, and K/BB for pitchers. i missed out on getting likely just a closer or holds guy upgrade of k-rob or j.smith for one of my guys. roster is
    c-sant
    hosmer
    espinosa (added to sub for altuve)
    sandoval
    alcides
    IF bogaerts
    IF franco
    OF trout, clutching his knee, harper, buxton
    util moss, ortiz,lind
    BN altuve
    DL pence
    SP vince V, liriano,kluber, salazar, j.garcia,burnett, wisler (and 1700 innings cap, with only 57 moves left on year, so kinda need 7 SP for innings)
    RP – there’s one P slot, so could go with 1 less RP, but i have good ones in c.smith/siegrist/mcgee/ramos/watson/f.rodriguez
    DL a.miller/walden

    1. i’m guessing it’s not worth grabbing w.myers here.
    2. drop anybody (and who) for any of shark/yelich/carter/zobrist/d.murphy/aybar/gausman?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: effectively i get up to 2 of those guys before they hit waivers, even though i missed getting my dispersal draft list to comish in time (3 day wedding left me with sporadic at best interwebs access, and was in the bag nearly the entire time as well).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nope 2. Don’t see the point

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: so we’d not rather have shark than vince V or wisler, and yelich isn’t that much better than espinosa anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shark over Velasquez

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Grey: just noticed zobrist has actually been good over last 14 and 30 days (not before as far as i remembered). still keep espinosa over him? WAS appears to be giving espo a similar to holt-like give everybody a day off and he plays everyday treatment, but i wonder if that lasts.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go Zo over Espinosa

  137. Brett says:
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    Liriano or Richards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  138. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    16 teamer where i insta-grabbed parnell last night, and dropped pagan and coghlan for activating buxton and parnell grab. OPS/holds/QS/XBH redraft. want to regrab coghlan since he’s been very good lately. who to drop if anybody?
    ramos
    hosmer
    harrison
    panda (might get lucky if coghlan passes waivers and by tomorrow panda gets DL’d)
    alcides
    CI ortiz
    MI lawrie
    LF gordon
    CF puig
    RF colabello
    OF buxton
    Util franco/kang/grichuk
    BN tulo (he’s got something going on getting as many off days as a catcher)
    DL lowrie (i’d be dropping him if sandoval gets DL)
    NA c.seager
    SP (1550 innings, so in the middle) quintana/j-zimm/liriano/e-rod/vince velasquez/wisler
    RP (with parnell 1 more than i can fit, but if familia was out grabbing him was best idea)
    parnell/j.smith/scribner/lowe/hoover/axford/tolleson

  139. Swfcdan says:
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    Got some questions at CI, can you rank these for me for ROS:

    Tex, A-Rod, Freddie, Prince.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freddie, Prince

  140. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    flores or bogie if you need bombs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores

  141. Swfcdan says:
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    Is it time to look at Turner even in shallowers, or is he just a hot schmo?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Swfcdan: Two words: Position Eligibility

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Mello Yello: He is just 3B eligable in my league…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Swfcdan: He’s like the NL Brock Holt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hot schmo, which is ownable in shallow leagues

  142. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Need some help at 2b. Who do you like between holt, Murphy and olivera?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holt

  143. Mello Yello says:
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    Frazier Fraz!! Crushed that pick dude!! I’m buggin’ out like Phife Dawg!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazier!

  144. Turn Two says:
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    So I have a chance to pick up CarGomez at a decent price, but there’s a catch, it’s an NL Only league.. I assume the Brewers trade him.. But to an NL team? I can’t imagine the Mets pulling this off. What do you think, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, depends on the price, but I’d likely hold

  145. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    looks like we can probably play v-mart again (actually first time all year he’s been good). that, and maybe we’re at the gates of TJ in the next few days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, until he’s hurt again

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: of course, but even when healthy he hasn’t produced this whole year (probably never was).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Probably still isn’t

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: maybe, but his today performance is fine with me if this is how it’ll be till his next DL time.

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

    Best stream for tomorrow?

    Milone vs. CHC (7.9)
    Hutchinson @TB (14.5)
    Wada @MIN (-2.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, tough call, I’d likely go Wada

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Scooped up Wada right before my opponent for next week picked up Milone and Hutch! Ruh roh..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          baijbaij8712^&&…Sorry, fingers crossed

  147. Los locos says:
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    Grey, what kind of draft round pick would u offer for Kanley Jansen? 10 team keeper. I currently own box and axford.

    Current team
    Martin
    Fielder
    Pedoria
    Arenado
    Hanley
    Brantley
    Cargo
    Gordon
    Hosmer

    Kershaw
    Chavez
    Heston
    Bolsinger
    Salazar

    Bauer
    Miller DL
    Strausburg DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 5

  148. Brett says:
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    Gray

    Category for holds and one for saves

    My pen Capps box storen Cecil tolleson and osuna at sp position. I want to pick up Giles. After Cecil got lit up again would you cut him or Capps for Giles or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Capps

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: you think Cecil still has a job after today he has been awful

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully not, he’s garbage

          • Brett says:
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            @Grey: then why keep him over Capps who gets holds and great stats? I normally would keep a closer over the holds guy but Cecil has an era approaching 6. I am torn between them on who to cut

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lose Cecil then

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Brett: how is giles not owned in a holds league that has 5 RP slots, everybody knows (one would think) that both he’s awesome will be a closer soon pretty likely. even if it’s 8 teamer (40 RP owned) one would think he’d be owned from start of the year. you can probably run 2 closers at expense of owning somebody as awful as cecil currently.

  149. henncoop says:
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    Just picked up Siegrist off waivers in a weekly lineup /weekly waivers 5X5 roto league. Is he still likely the closer this week at least?? I was surprised I was able to get him since I had last dibs being in 1st. If not I could drop him for CC’s 2 start week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not likely the closer this week, could be

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @henncoop: rosenthal pitched an inning yesterday and looked awesome, hitting 100 more times than he usually does (whether it’s a good idea to throw harder than you have all year just coming off a sore arm is another story).

  150. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Happy Weekend Grey

    Hope its not too late to ask a question or two.

    Auction Weekly Waivers in a 10 team league tonight.

    Who leads off my waivers.

    1. Holt, Butler, or Grichuk
    2. Wisler, Morton, Ray, or Anderson
    3. Is Siegrist still worth rostering with Rosenthalls return? Drop him for Strop, Osuna or Another Stream Starter listed above?
    4. Are The Jays More likely to trade for a closer like Papelbon or promote Osuna/Delabar.

    Thanks and have a great night

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Holt 2. Wisler 3. Osuna, but I don’t know the matchups on the SPs 4. Osuna for now, then Papel in July

  151. andfog99 says:
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    Rank the following for the rest of the season:

    Crawford, Russell, Segura, Alcides Escobar, Lindor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford, Segura

  152. henncoop says:
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    I have been using an underwhelming Rollins all year @ SS. I could use a boost in Avg & SBs in this 12 team 5X5 roto league. I have been reluctant to drop Rollins because he is on a good team & gets his games @ Coors.
    Not too much to pick from: Alexi ( who I would hope warms up at some point); Elvis (same ); Hechavarria; Miller; Ownings; Galvis; or Hardy.
    Thanks Grey!! …hope your weekend is going well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

  153. J-FOH says:
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    For fathers day I got tickets for Kershaw vs Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Happy Father’s Day!

  154. nyjacobs says:
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    hey grey- do u like encarnacion or machado rest of way? would u trade machado for ecarnacion ?thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nyjacobs: Id stick with Machado if you own him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  155. Dirk Diggler says:
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    Which deal is better … Taijuan Walker for Brandon Moss or Lance Lynn for Josh Harrison and Anibel Sanchez maybe I shouldn’t do either? Maybe I should do both? What are your thoughts ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison, Anibal, both are fine

      • Dirk Diggler says:
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        @Grey: So you think I should do the lynn for anibel and harrison deal? I have bumgarner tanaka taijuan hammel keuchel and corbin (dl)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Anibal/Harrison

  156. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Dickerson for Blackmon or Heyward in that order? Nothing else really out there right now for an injured guy, and I really need to fill an OF spot. Do you think Heyward can provide value? Dickerson would be an option to keep if I didn’t trade. Neither Blackmon or Heyward are keeper options as I have better value guys. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, in that order…I’d gamble on Heyward over Dickerson

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: all it took was me dropping heyward in my money league for him to get added by my this week opp, blow up on my opp’s roster (.571 OBP on his roster this week) and become my opp’s best player this week, even without being on his roster all week. 17 bases (opp’s best player) in less than 1 week. i still have heyward in a 20 and 14 team league, but it bites my ass pretty damn bad when i see what buxton (who i kept over heyward) is doing so far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: and NOW he’s been moved to 4th or 5th in lineup too, a spot in which he likely would’ve been keepable.

          • Pugs&Slugs says:
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            @Grey: I heard back from Blackmon’s owner. He wants to look for other options instead of Dickerson straight up. However, He’ll do Blackmon and Kershaw for Cole. This is an interesting deal as it totally makes sense for me this year. The downside is I lose the key piece in my Bryant trade as well as a valuable keeper. Cole will cost me only $20, which is a steal for an ace in my league. Kershaw will cost $40 to keep and I could keep Dickerson. I would have to pay $40+ for Kershaw or Harvey. Here’s what guys who weren’t kept went for in the auction: Scherzer(40), Lester(38), Greinke(37), Z-Mann(35), Shields(30), Ross(27), Arrieta(27). An ace at a good price is a premium, and they don’t adjust much from year to year.

            Given this info, would you pursue Heyward in order to keep Cole, or go for the big catch? I’d have to then go w/o a catcher, or throw in Wily or Peavy to create room on my roster. I’d rather not lose an arm in the deal as I only have 5 starters and have no place for streamers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That doesn’t sound good

              • Pugs&Slugs says:
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                @Grey: Well you and I are on the same page. I’ve got people telling me I’m crazy for not going with Kershaw and Blackmon. Thanks!

  157. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    ok, now with parnell/familia/cecil/perkins/axford. cecil not only hasn’t been good lately, it’s gotten progressively worse. back at the start of the year he lost his job with ONE bad outing. i only have 4 RP slots, but i guess i gotta wait for news about demotion before actually grabbing osuna/delabar right? Since i’ve had 4 closers i stopped stashing them a while back to my detriment since by the time it was clear that other guys were better than cecil, tolleson/c.smith etc, they were already gone, but i would’ve only been able to get them when it wasn’t certain those were gonna stick as closers (or owned them way before they ever were). I’m better than leaguemates at jumping on these things when i want to in this league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait for news, yes

  158. Brett says:
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    Santana and McCullers for liriano? Could get turner to replace Santana. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana, it’s fair

  159. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    best 4 (gotta leave one open for emergency replacements/closer news). this week i have 14 starts but i’m not playing chase A @ COL and probably not wood @ WAS. Opp has 11 but he streams more than anybody mostly since his pitching sucks overall in ratios. Only 1 roster spot so only 1 per day. there will be a LOT of possibly variance in ratios and we have losses as a category, so as week goes on i might not use all 4 of these, as i could be winning/losing by a lot.

    MON
    wada vs LAD (-2.1)
    TUE
    locke vs CIN (6.2)
    WED
    vogel vs SD (8.1)
    sports bureau vs KC (2.2)
    estrada @ TB (-3)
    THUR
    wisler vs WAS (-2.4). he might get added early monday morning when people look over their teams and do early week adding, kinda surprised he’s not owned yet.
    ross (maybe he’s still starting) @ ATL (5.9) very surprised he’s not owned yet.
    FRI
    porcello @ TB (13)
    SAT
    wada @ STL (3.8)
    hellickson @ SD (6)
    morton vs ATL (.4)
    miley @ TB (-4.4)
    oberholtzer vs NYY (2.2)
    SUN
    hutch (only if i’m getting killed in things) vs TEX (9.7)
    niese vs CIN (7)
    locke vs ATL (5.8)
    idriselba vs ARI (1.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wada, Vogel, Wisler, hellickson

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: wow, look how far hellickson has came. i’m guessing it’s assumed ross is out by thursday and effin’ is back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: just saw that TD, and that is exactly what should happen with 12 year old bullies.

  160. Crock says:
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    Encarnacion or King Felix?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      F-Her

  161. John says:
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    Need arm trade kipnis for hamels. Lemahieu or turner can replace. Lose out on some speed h2h 10 tm

    Current arms…carrasco keuchel pineda Richards walker Matz strasburg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  162. Brett says:
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    Can’t believe I am asking turner or Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know who Santana is

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Brett: could be stuck in two separate time loops and mean turner now vs what we thought dannys would be.

  163. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need best options for era/whip. who do you like?

    carrasco (24.2) vs det
    garcia (7.7) @ mia
    a wood (-5.5) @ was, @ pit

    leaning garcia but SON thinks otherwise. thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  164. S>H says:
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    Grey do you take Jordan Zimmerman and Goldy for C.Seager Sano , G.Cole and a second round pick, in a head to head forever keeper league. I have the likes of Arrieta,Keuchel,Hamels , with randoms of Hahn,Burnett,Simon,Santiago,Dickey and Hendricks. So I think my Sp can handle the hurting unit that is Zimmerman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

      • S.H says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you still do the knowing that it is a 40 man keeper ,thats if I want to keep my whole team.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @S>H: if it’s keep up to whole roster those 2nd round picks are fairly worthless.

  165. RappinKaz says:
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    First time writer, long time reader. I was just offered texiera for sonny gray…what say you? 14 team running points league.

  166. Dirk Diggler says:
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    How about hammel for harrison and anibel. Would you still do that?

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