Jays traded Roberto Osuna to the Astros for Ken Giles.  Basically, they traded headaches.  If the Jays and Astros wanted to do what was best for baseball, they would have Giles and Osuna step into a steel cage, right at the Canadian border, and whoever was able to get out, that would be who would continue on.  It can have lots of little Canadian touches too, like a maple syrup hazard and scaffolding designed by Bret Hart.  “Giles looks like he’s going to escape–Ooh, a Mountie greets him with poutine in the eye.  Would’ve thought he’d look out for that, but it never o’CURD’d to him.”  “Mean” Gene Okerlund with the pun!  I like this trade for both teams.  Your piece of shizz for my piece of shizz.  All trades should be this clearcut.  As for fantasy, Roberto Osuna should take over in Houston when he returns next week, but Hector Rondon had been pitching well (until his last outing).  Might not be Osuna immediately, but I’d imagine he gets in the 9th by his third appearance.  Pretty much same deal with Ken Giles.  Though, there’s a lot more emphasis on Ken with Giles.  Ken he?  I don’t know, but the Jays also have less desirable options, so I could see Giles getting saves even quicker than Osuna.  In most leagues, I’d grab both.  Or whichever makes it out of the steel cage.

Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Johnny Cueto – Back to the DL, and sounds headed for Tommy John surgery, which would put his 2018 on ice and 2019 would be in Cool Runnings, meaning he’d have about as much a chance of being valuable in 2019 as the Jamaican bobsled team has in the Olympics.   Spoiler alert!  I never saw Cool Runnings, but they should lose at the end.  John Candy, rest his giant soul, can’t coach bobsled, and Jamaicans have never seen ice before except in one of those glorious blended drinks!  Let’s be real here.

Carlos Martinez – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.41, as he was activated from the DL.  No lie, I wrote this before his start, “If he pitched well, I was going to say, just wait until he’s hurt again for his next start and pitches awful for the next five starts.  If he pitched terribly, I was just going to say, obviously he’s still hurt.”  And that’s me predicting shizz!  He’s hurt again; this time a shoulder strain.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he had a problem with his shoulder this whole time and the Cards just said it was an oblique.  I dropped him in one shallow mixed league league last week, and didn’t even go back to look if someone else grabbed him.  It sucks, but it’s a lost season for C-Mart.

Jedd Gyorko – 2-for-3 and his 8th homer.  My best batty calls have a lot to do with tiny pickles, a Gyorkin’ I go.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer, and three homers in three days.  Okay, do it for another two weeks, you knob.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 28th homer, hitting .308.  This is the Chinese restaurant menu that Neville Chamberlain signed when he was giving away Sudetenland to Hitler.  A true historical document.  I’m just going to carelessly put it by this open window—NOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Aaron Nola – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.35.  I don’t know when it happened, but I fell in love with Philly at some point this year.  I hope they make the World Series.  I wanna hear Joe Buck talk about Aaron Nola’s strong jawline!  I wanna see Gabe Kapler make three trips to the mound within seven pitches and have to change the pitcher in the 1st inning.  I wanna see Rhysus walk on water!  Swoon!  *makes shape of heart on chest with hands*

Ian Kinsler – Traded to the Sawx.  If there’s one guy who will move right onto a team and assimilate, it’s Kinsler.  Assuming the team is an H&R Block company softball team.  I guess the Red Sox felt they needed a 2nd baseman and the Fun Police.  Kinsler’s been hideous this year, and I don’t expect that to change, but Fenway could help boost his average a bit, and obviously it’s a better bottom of the order to hit in.

David Price – 8 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  I like this trading deadline move by the Red Sox better, trading for a 2015 David Price.

David Fletcher – Should be the benefactor to Kinsler’s vacated 2nd base spot, but if The Sciosciapath can work Valbuena into the lineup more often, then he will.

Brian Anderson – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .284.  On the Player Rater, who’s more valuable Anderson or Rendon?  Anderson, and it’s not that close.

Adam DuvallBraves acquired him from the Reds for Lucas Sims, Matt Wisler and Preston Tucker.  Oh, man, Duvall is the bane of my existence.  For months, I wondered why the Reds were playing him over Winker and others and now the Braves are going to bench Ender Inciarte for him?  The Tilde?  Markakis?  C’mon, stop, and no way.  I guess Duvall sees some at-bats over Ender vs. lefties.  He does hit .224 vs. lefties with five homers.  Wow, I’m not makin’ Duvall out of nothing at all, Air Supply.

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.46 vs. Wei-Yin Chen – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.86.  Due to socioeconomic conditions, Teheran has an abundance of people who love falafel, but there’s a lack of good falafel restaurants, due to war-savaged city.  That’s my Wei-Yin on Teheran.

Kolby Allard – Expected to debut today.  He will take the mound after deleting all tweets prior to 2015.  I went over him for fantasy yesterday, use your scrolly finger and have at it.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .313.  Dying for Freeman to go on a huge streak, and make a run at 35 homers.  Literally, it’s my oxygen.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .256.  He will be my favorite player tilde make someoñe as exciting.

Mason Williams – Should be the benefactor of the playing time with Duvall gone.  You might remember Mason from crying hysterically as a child while Harry Chaplin played Cat’s in the Cradle.  I searched Mason Williams on the site and had to go back to Prospector Mike to find any actionable advice, and that was, “Seems like a 4th outfielder with some speed, and Grey is a major jerk.”  Wow!  What is up with that?  Williams seems like a $1 flyer in NL-Only to see if you can catch some SAGNOF in a bottle.

Ross Stripling – Hit the DL with pretendonitis.  Took the Dodgers longer this year to get into the groove of fake injuries, but they got the hang (nail) of it now!

Kenta Maeda – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.48.  Don’t worry, once Ryu is ready to return, Maeda will come down with a sudden case of pretendonitis too.

Eric Thames – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  When you realize the power went out yesterday at Dodger Stadium, then you know Thames was doing Angelenos a favor with his shot of power.  It’s all but useless for us, though, since Thames is definitely powered by water, and Los Angeles has been in a drought since 2009.  They teach The Raisins of Wrath in schools here.  Kids don’t know what grapes are.

Keone Kela – Was traded to the Pirates.  Yo, teams are funny.  Every team could use bullpen help, I get it, but the Pirates look at their roster and that’s their takeaway as to their biggest need?  Vazquez, Crick and Santana have all been solid.  Any hoo!  Keanu’s favorite player, Keone, is no longer a closer for a major league team and loses nearly all his value.  As for the Rangers, all my ex-relievers are messes in Texas.  I grabbed Alex Claudio, took a second to look at his stats and dropped him for Jake Diekman, took another few moments, and decided I’d go with Jose Leclerc, but he was gone.

Robbie Ray – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.05.  Don’t worry, you want a good start from him next time?  I’ll bench him.  He only pitches like Robbie Ray on my bench, and in my lineup like Bobby Flay.

Steven Souza – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I’m guessing ‘two homers as we head to August’ won’t be in the package his agent sends out during his arbitration.

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer.  Three more homers to top my arbitrary 22-homer cutoff that you kinda do think Choo will never top.  C’mon, admit it.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-5 and his 10th homer, hitting .268.  *takes a long inhale*  Hey, that Odor isn’t rancid!

Edwin Jackson – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  How is he pitching so well?  Because the A’s haven’t lost a game since 2017.  Even if the Stream-o-Nator liked Edwin’s next start, I’d have a hard time starting him.

Nick Martini – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .325 and leading off for the 180-game winning A’s.  Martini’s a bit of a 12/12/.275 player, but definitely has some schmotato with him (as with the entire A’s club).

Mark Canha – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  Canha, Piscotty (2-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer), Semien (2-for-4, 2 runs), even Lucroy (1-for-2, 1 run, 3 RBIs)…Right now, I want every A’s hitter.  I know, it makes no sense with everything we’ve learned over the past decade.

Aledmys Diaz – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer, hitting .232.  I like Renfroe, so don’t take this the wrong way, but how the effin’ eff holes is he batting third?  On a bad team, he’s not even the seventh best hitter.

Gorkys Hernandez – 1-for-5 and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Could be a schmotato; could be a Russian 80’s sex comedy named Gorkys.

Lance Lynn – Traded to the Yanks.  Podcaster Ralph and I talk about this trade on the podcast.  My big takeaway is how long until the Yanks saying Severino is being skipped or DL’d for two turns in the rotation?  Can’t imagine the Yanks are going to a 6-man rotation just for Lynn.  Though, they might feel obligated after making him do a 5-hour shave.  We should start The Lance Lynn Challenge:  Videotaping incredibly hairy men for charity.  The charity is to buy eye wash for all the people that watched the videos.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4 and two slams (31, 32) and a legs (24), hitting .294.  Holy crap, he’s going 40/40.  I’m going to start calling him, Mr. Superlative.  Bring on all the adjectives, Mr. Superlative can shoulder the load.

Shane Bieber – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.73.  He also had one unearned run, and I’d contend (for the featherweight title) that, if Bieber had that one more measly run, you wouldn’t even be eyeing him.

Ervin Santana – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.10.  Ervin’s doing some serious magic to his trade value.  It’s like the hidden quarter trick behind someone’s ear, and accidentally pulling out an eardrum.

Zach Duke – Traded to the M’s, and the Twins receive in return Chase DeJong and Ryan Costello.  The deal had to happen when the Twins made the mistake of asking the Mariners to pass the DeJong.

Adam Warren – Traded to the M’s from the Yanks.  Warren became obsolete when the Yanks added their fourth “closer on another team.”

James Paxton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (0 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.49, as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Can you 3-D print other 3-D printers?”

Kyle Seager – Out on paternity leave.  This is what happens nine months after Seager puts on the Night Moves.

  1. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up from start to finish! Night moves indeed!

    In a rush, so….

    Mark Twain quote of the day for July 31

    AT THE SHRINE OF ST. WAGNER

    Bayreuth, Aug. 2d, 1891

    It was at Nuremberg that we struck the inundation of music-mad strangers that was rolling down upon Bayreuth. It had been long since we had seen such multitudes of excited and struggling people. It took a good half-hour to pack them and pair them into the train–and it was the longest train we have yet seen in Europe. Nuremberg had been witnessing this sort of experience a couple of times a day for about two weeks. It gives one an impressive sense of the magnitude of this biennial pilgrimage. For a pilgrimage is what it is. The devotees come from the very ends of the earth to worship their prophet in his own Kaaba in his own Mecca.

    If you are living in New York or San Francisco or Chicago or anywhere else in America, and you conclude, by the middle of May, that you would like to attend the Bayreuth opera two months and a half later, you must use the cable and get about it immediately or you will get no seats, and you must cable for lodgings, too. Then if you are lucky you will get seats in the last row and lodgings in the fringe of the town. If you stop to write you will get nothing. There were plenty of people in Nuremberg when we passed through who had come on pilgrimage without first securing seats and lodgings. They had found neither in Bayreuth; they had walked Bayreuth streets a while in sorrow, then had gone to Nuremberg and found neither beds nor standing room, and had walked those quaint streets all night, waiting for the hotels to open and empty their guests into the trains, and so make room for these, their defeated brethren and sisters in the faith. They had endured from thirty to forty hours’ railroading on the continent of Europe–with all which that implies of worry, fatigue, and financial impoverishment–and all they had got
    and all they were to get for it was handiness and accuracy in kicking themselves, acquired by practice in the back streets of the two towns when other people were in bed; for back they must go over that unspeakable journey with their pious mission unfulfilled. These humiliated outcasts had the frowsy and unbrushed and apologetic look of wet cats, and their eyes were glazed with drowsiness, their bodies were adroop from crown to sole, and all kind-hearted people refrained from asking them if they had been to Bayreuth and failed to connect, as knowing they would lie.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  2. Smoooth jimmy says:
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    Beauty as always eh!
    Will Sano or Cano get hot down the stretch or should I keep them down the draino for ’18

    Murphy or rancid?

  3. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Saves and holds H2H league. WHIP, ERA are separate categories as well. Only focused on playoffs in Sept. Who would you rather have in your bullpen…..please rank best three options such as they are.

    Giles at Red Sox and at Yanks (what timing)…week #2 at Orioles and home v Rays
    Hirano at Rockies and at Astros……week #2 home v Cubs and home v Rockies
    Barraclough at Mets and at Philllies….week #2 home v Nats and home v Reds
    Swarzak home v Marlins and at Red Sox…week #2 at Phillies and at Nats
    Watson home v Braves and home v Rockies….week #2 at Padres and at Cards
    Strickland same as Watson of course
    Parker home v Rangers and home v Mariners….week #2 at A’s and at Astros
    Strop home v Brewers and home v Reds…week #2 at Diamondbacks and at WSox
    Thanks!

      • DodgersWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Our league’s trade deadline is Friday midnight so have to make some assumptions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. Packers says:
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    Good one for Seagar.

  5. Phil says:
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    CarGo, Avisail or Cron: Who goes in a non-keeper? Thanks!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Phil: I’d say Cargo. Outfield is going to get more crowded with Dahl and maybe Holliday down the stretch. Unless Avi gets traded to a worse situation or Eloy comes up.

  6. Mike says:
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    Would you start matz tonight vs Washington?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Mike: I would. He’s been good lately. Streamonator doesn’t like it though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: @home I would, no idea where he is

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: sure glad I don’t own him and didn’t have to listen to my own advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  7. Dave Funnell says:
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    Got offered Ottavino and Eflin for Ray. Pts keeper league, make the deal? Ray is $26. My pen is: Norris, Gsellman, Vazquez, Reed, Bradley, Edwards, Ferguson. Would need to drop Reed (I guess) if deal was made. Thoughts?

  8. Aardvark says:
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    Roster Jason Heyward or Alonso?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Aardvark: *Compares season stats* *Compares last two weeks*….Alonso

  9. peacecoast says:
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    was that a cheese curd reference? You are probably the only American who has ever heard of it. Lost count how many times I lost people describing poutines when I got to the cheese curd part.

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @peacecoast: take off eh ya hoser…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Really? Thought it’s pretty common knowledge nowadays

  10. Lebrons old hairline says:
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    Fantasy lothario… I need some wisdom. I was offered Greg Polanco for 2 of my top prospects. Kirillof and brusadar in a keep forever. (Don’t know if I have time to wait for prospect Jesus to post on Thursday to ask him) I’m in win now mode but I have springer Giancarlo Harper and Acuna already in my OF. 3 of and 2 until… why does his 18 home runs feel so bleh. Already declining steals and bad percentages. Bleh bleh.. Am I being ignorant? Take the lad and run?
    I was offered Buxton for the same two. Would you rather polanco over Buxton long term? I may be able to get both if I add a pick. Thank you as always. I owe you a martini.

  11. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great write up as always. I have these closers: Vazquez, Greene, Romo and Hand (never dropped him). Vazquez is solid but would you drop any of the others for:

    Strop
    Swarzak
    Smith
    Minter
    Brach

    Thanks.

    Also, did the Reds actually win a trade? Looks like a win to me – that’s so unusual, I’ll have to check if anyone in the Reds front office mysteriously has a goatee this morning like evil Spock in that old Star Trek episode.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Strop, Minter, Swarzak over your guys — def win by Reds

  12. Fanmation says:
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    Currently a Rondon owner. Would you drop and put a waiver claim on Osuna?

    • knucks says:
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      @Fanmation: Drop something else and try to hold both for a few days and see if something becomes clear. That’s what I would do. If you can’t do that, do whatever Grey says… which you should obvi do regardless… but I thought I would toss in my approach before Grey gets here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fanmation: I guess, try to drop someone else

  13. Tinman95 says:
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    Need 1

    Martini
    Nick Williams
    Mason Williams

  14. johnnyhobbes says:
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    I feel ya on seeing the Phillies doing ohily things in the world series. Kapler is gonna Gabe, why? because he can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnnyhobbes: Kapler is gonna do stuff you learn not to do in Little League and it’s gonna be hilarious

  15. jon says:
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    what are your thoughts on Jon Lester ROS?

    I am in first and need an upgrade to W and QS- Was thinking of trading Heaney plus picks since its a keeper league…. Think Lester is enough of an upgrade on Heaney whos pitched really well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Lester’s been a sell for me

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @jon: Lester is outpitching his FIP by almost 2 runs. Walks are up, Ks are down, he still can’t throw to first (not relevant but one of the strangest things to watch from a major league pitcher). I’d temper expectations of you’re expecting to acquire a sub-3 ERA guy.

  16. Pash says:
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    FREEEEE ELOYYYYYY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know! Ugh

  17. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey
    Who do you like more for 2019 (in that vacuum thing)

    Closer Osuna or Buxton

    Cheers

    • knucks says:
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      @Nightpandas: I think what your saying is if Osuna becomes the closer in 2018 and is clearly closing to start 2019. Right?

      Its apples/oranges, as you know. I’d like to take the upside on Buxton for 2019. But that’s a really hard commit. Would be nice if he would show us something in 2018. Will be interested to hear what Grey says. You planning out your keepers? Or trading one for the other?

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @knucks: planning keepers…15 team keep 11…I am out of it…guy with Buxton is in the running…I’ve got a pile of first round picks (round 12) so good chance there will be half decent closers left

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @Nightpandas: I would let somebody else roll the dice on Buxton. He’s just not worth the agita and wasting a roster spot if you’re always holding out hope. If Osuna is closing he’s a top 5 guy, if he’s not then you cut him for someone productive.

  18. Alex says:
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    Trying to package Cron and piscotty for a hitter. Any suggestions on guys you would target? OBP league

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Alex: what do you need help with?

      • Alex says:
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        @The Great Knoche:
        Don’t need SB, mainly looking to upgrade at either 1B or OF

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Alex: Hard to get an upgrade at same positions with 2 lesser options.

  19. RePete says:
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    Playing for next year in a 14-Team H2H OBP Keep 6 Forever League and I’m selling off players for draft picks or upgraded keepers. I’m already planning on keeping Trea, Judge, Correa, Rendon, and Stras. Would you keep Puig, Bird, or Robles as your last keeper? Not the best options I know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: Robles prolly, but it’s still early

  20. The Great Knoche says:
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    Feeling the heat in NFBC? It’s amazing what being healthy does. +20 Points in last two weeks. Oaktown back up there too. Max Fried and Matt Boyd to the promised land!

    I’ll never understand Rockies managers. Story hitting .355 for the month of July. Rockies knocking on door of first place. Let’s call up Ryan McMahon and play him out of position just to give Trevor a day off. He just had one on Thursday. He Can’t make it one week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: My NFBC team is being held together with string and a prayer — I saw the Ryan McMahon thing, and didn’t feel like getting into it last night, I will at some point, it’s so crazy

  21. Bk says:
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    Which of these would you start/stream in a 12 team mixed?

    Tropeano (@TB, 5.5)
    Allard (3.2, MIA)
    Weaver (20.3, COL)
    Duffy (4.7, @CHW)

    Thanks, I can start multiple of those also.

    PS I was gonna bench Nola yesterday, but decided to start him based on your advice. You are a wizard.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bk: No offense to Grey, but it doesn’t take a wizard to choose to start a top 5 pitcher.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        But that doesn’t preclude me from actually being a wizard

        • Cram It says:
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          @Grey: That’s fair. The sentence “You are a wizard” holds true as a standalone sentence.

          • Bk says:
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            @Cram It: I do not “agree with Cram”. Grey is a wizard. Also, Nola is not a top 5 pitcher. And it was @BOS, that wasn’t an easy call.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Bk: Nola is ranked 5th behind Cole in Yahoo.

              • Bk says:
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                @Cram It: ROS, you taking any of Verlander, Sale, Max, Degrom, or Bauer after him?

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Bk: I’m not sure what you’re getting at. I’m just saying, Nola is an ace, he’s the 5th ranked pitcher, vis a vis (I don’t know what that means) he’s matchup proof. In the same class of the guys you mentioned.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes, no need for subordinate clause (I have no idea what that is)

            • Cram It says:
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              @Grey: Objection! Sustained.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You’re out of order!

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Grey: This whole trial is out of order!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Can I see you at my bench?

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Grey: I will not approach! Unless you want to talk in chambers. *wink wink*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Marilyn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bk: Trop, Weaver

  22. MB

    MB says:
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    Love the title

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MB: That was Rudy

  23. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Nola is the man……….it is a young team but you have to blame kapler for so many mental mistakes…. herrara’s base running was unforigivable . Joe Buck and McCarver were always Philly haters at least one is retired.

    I blew it sitting Paxton i made the wrong choice on every DL return this year.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        @Grey:

        Agreed I think they have a great chance to do something in the playoffs. Anything can happen once you get in

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally, I’d like to see them add one more innings eater

  24. Shitwolf says:
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    hey dude how it goes… which next year sleeper post dude should I use until vlad gets promoted… Chapman or avasail garcia… I ended up trading a next year pick for Abreu in hopes he has a good second half so I need to drop 1 to open up my pitcher stream spot :)

    thx for the help man

  25. Fred says:
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    I’m looking to trade for team for next year draft picks as I won’t make the playoffs as of now. Someone is interested in Hoskins….I can either keep him and he would be my 7th round pick next year, or I can get trade Hoskins and get Senzel for next year? What would you do?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fred: Hoskins

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Fred: Hoskins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred: Agree with others

  26. Richard says:
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    What are the odds Mark Melancon returns to the closers job for San Francisco next year

  27. synyster says:
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    Morning grey! I am in a bit of a conundrum in a 6×6 with OBP and QS. Four of my starters are on the DL, and of course there is only two DL spots. Do I sunofabench the other two and wait for them to get healthy? It sounds like Snell is due back this wknd? I am in 1st by 10 games, and only used 30 of my 70 moves. Guess I am asking….what the hell do I do?

    C. Narvaez, 1. Hosmer, 2. JoRam, 3. Machado, SS. Didi, OF. Trout, OF. Merrifield, OF. Brantley, Util. Sugar Cain, Bench- bellinger

    Berrios, deGrom, Bauer, Manaea, Rodon, Fried, velasquez, Chapman, hicks, givens
    DL – stripling, snell, ed-rod, wacha

    • Cram It says:
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      @synyster: What are your options besides holding the injured pitchers? Drop Wacha for a healthy pitcher?

      • synyster says:
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        @Cram It:

        That’s the thing. I think I either just have to hold and wait til these guys come back, or drop one or two and pickup a bum off the wires. Wire has guys like Derek Holland, Fiers, Eflin, Buccholz, Peralta, Lugo…..not sure what to do.

        • Cram It says:
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          @synyster: Maybe Eflin if he has a favorable matchup coming. But you don’t want those guys so you’ll have to ride it out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @synyster: Those wire guys aren’t interesting, so I guess hold

      • synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks to the both of ya! Have a good day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  28. Adam says:
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    Fairly deep dynasty league trade (6×6, add OBP and QS to standard scoring). I need more SP depth heading into playoffs and don’t care about SB as I have a lot of power and not much speed anyway.

    Was offered X Bogaerts, S Newcomb, A Heaney, and L Robert for my Javy Baez. I’m a BIG Baez supporter as I believe the breakout is real, but Xander isn’t half bad himself. Pull the trigger or work the waiver wire for SP? Options are slim, but Newcomb/Heaney don’t have that high of ceilings longterm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: That sounds pretty decent return…

  29. Gregarious says:
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    I guess this mostly depends on what you think is bugging Severino…but would you trade Votto and Greinke for Freeman and Severino in a 6×6 OPS redraft league?

    Thanks gents!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Gregarious: I’d want Freeman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gregarious: Freeman side, hopefully Severino bounces back for you after the inevitable DL stint

  30. Cheese says:
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    I’m comfortably in first place cruising to the playoffs in my H2H league. There is a GM who is battling for a playoff spot who needs to rid of some of his injury troubles to make a final push.

    He has offered me his Kris Bryant and Yu Darvish for my Anthony Rizzo.

    Although I can wait out injuries, do you expect Bryant and Darvish back and performing well enough in 5 weeks to make this deal worth it for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese: I don’t expect Darvish to do anything this year… Maybe Bryant, but he’s about equal to Rizzo, so bleh

  31. DonnieB says:
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    Worth dropping Ian Happ for DJ LaMaheui? Is it close? Or wait until Shaw gets 2b eligibility in a few games and look for a FA outfielder like Souza or Williams?

  32. Svo says:
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    Looking at next year because I’m out of contention, I traded a $40 Machado for a $11 Bellinger. How bad of a mistake was this?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Svo: I would want Machado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Svo: Agree with Cram

  33. Matt says:
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    Peralta or Puig ROS?

  34. phil says:
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    Does the Pham trade help Bader or O’Neill? Would you pick anyone of them up?

    • Cram It says:
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      @phil: I’d pick up Bader. In fact, I did.

  35. Joel says:
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    How you feeling about Creme Buehler today vs. Milwaukee?

    SON is 01100100 01110010 01101111 01101111 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 0001010 over him today but i’m not so confident.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Start him

  36. bennyb says:
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    H2H Points League (HR, R, SB, K, BB)
    C Realmumota
    1 Rizzo
    2 Murphy 3 Beltre
    1/3 Votto
    2b/ss Andrus
    SS Turner
    OF Marte
    OF Pollock
    OF Yelich
    OF Ozuna
    OF Mccutcheon
    UT Acuna
    BE Aguilar
    BE Pham
    BE upton
    SP Gray 107 36
    SP Porcello 121 41
    SP Maeda 146 46
    SP Hill 185 66
    SP Wood 124 49
    SP Buehler 275 34
    SP Vasquez 58 21
    DL SP Strasb 25 45
    SP Quintana 84 27

    1. Would you change any of my bench players out for my starters and/or add drop them for the likes of Avisail Garcia, Hicks, Odor, Y Molina, Schoop, Puig, Piscotty?
    2. Would you drop any of my pitchers for Taillon, Weaver, Musgrove, Gio Gonzalez, Skaggs, or Yarbrough for rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bennyb: 1. Nah 2. What’s a Vasquez? Felipe? SP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Repeat whole question please

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could you repeat question

          • bennyb says:
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            would you drop hill Quintana or Heaney for weaver, c-mart, gio gonzalez or [email protected]Grey:

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, I guess can lose Quintana for Weaver or Gio, depending on matchups

  37. DonnieB says:
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    Pham to the Rays! Time to grab Bader over Yuli or Gardner or hold? Thanks.

  38. The Great Knoche says:
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    What the fuck are the Rays doing?

  39. Uncle Nucky says:
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    Grey, you are great. When I die and God asks me why I didn’t read the Bible every morning, I will humbly reply…have you ever heard of Grey Albright? To which he will likely reply…no.

    Bader or Martini?

      • Uncle Nucky says:
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        @Grey: Seriously though…so cool of you to write what you do and answer commenter question the way you do. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Syndergaarden Cop says:
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    Hey man, Im in 9th place, making a final push. 6×6 w ops. Should I deal Snell for Muncy or Happ for Polanco. I could use a bat but not desperate. My SPs are deGrom, Bauer, Happ, Snell, Cmart, Darvish, Ervin santana. Not sure if I can wait for all these guys to get off the DL. Thoughts?

      • Syndergaarden Cop says:
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        @Grey: JA Happ

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Redraft? I’d take Muncy

  41. lwomack58 says:
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    Starting Pivetta vs Mia-Son +15.9?
    Thank you

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: He’s due for a great game or a DL Trip.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The mood has soured on Pham real fast

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Just doesn’t make any sense. Giving three prospects for an old guy who can’t see. Are they re-signing Carl Crawford?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They love these Kiermaier types, Pham seems to fit that mold

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Are they good prospects they gave up? Haven’t even heard names

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Grey: #11 and #24 and I ranked in system. They didn’t give up much. Pham must have been having some locker room issues

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Due to eyesight, he randomly sits on people’s laps and thinks it’s an unoccupied seat

  42. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Who do you want – Jason Heyward or Nick Markakis? What about Heyward or Bader?

  43. Gonzo says:
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    Bader or Souza ROS?

  44. sk says:
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    Thanks for the laughs and advice, Grey. If Bud Norris gets traded (and presumably isn’t closing anymore) who do you like ROS for Saves/K’s/Ratios? J.Hicks or S.Romo?

    Have a great Taco Tuesday!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sk: Romo — you too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sk: Sorry, misread, if Norris is traded? Then Hicks

      • sk says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I have Norris and one of these two would be his replacement, assuming he wouldn’t close for his new team (shoulda mentioned that from the get-go).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Has he been traded?

          • sk says:
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            @Grey: Not yet….just getting ready to hit the drop/add button if/when he is.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  45. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Go Phils!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you made an appearance in today’s roundup!

  46. Uncle Nucky says:
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    A healthy Lourdes or Bader?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes

  47. brian says:
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    16 team dynasty h2h. already dropped tepera to spec on leclerc. is it worth dropping melancon to proactively grab diekman in the event he doesn’t get dealt. really only holding onto melancon with hope he can get closing job back next year but watson/smith/strickland also under contract next year so not sure if even melancon’s huge contract will make him “the guy”. would you make the move for diekman?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold

  48. Bk says:
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    I feel like you don’t like Yuli; I kinda feel you now.
    His average and counting stats were great but as he’s slumped, he’s a crater.

    10 Team 5×5, I can replace him as bench bat (daily lineup) for any of the following:
    Nick Williams, Bader, Reddick
    (Can you mention your top 2, I could drop Yuli in 2 different leagues depending on your feeling.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them? I’d try Bader

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Then Williams

        • Bk says:
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          @Grey: Any interest in LMartin after his trade to the Indians? Or possibly stashing Tyler O Neill?

          Potential drops are J Bauers, Pederson (who I can rotate in against righties) or outright dropping LGurriel.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes, I like Leonys — Lose Gurriel

            • Bk says:
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              @Grey: I dropped him for Bader. Seeing if I should make another move.

              Sorry for all the questions; this deadline stuff is opening so many random values.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I hear ya

  49. Tinman95 says:
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    I’m a Rondon owner. Osuna is available. I’m planning to add Osuna and cut bait with whichever closer ends up loosing the job once it’s clear. Which player would you drop to make from for Osuna?

    Dereck-Rod
    Andrew Heaney
    AJ Minter
    Musgrove
    Nick Willams
    Kole Calhoun
    Cano

    • Tinman95 says:
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      @Tinman95: or Jon Gray

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or Gray, depending on future matchups I guess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D-Rod

  50. Gastrosnub says:
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    Need 2

    Nick Williams
    Kole Calhoun
    Bader

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Bader

  51. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank Gallo, Braun, Avisail, Puig. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun, Puig

  52. fudgemybudge says:
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    11tm 5×5
    give schoop, brantley and corbin
    to get albies?

    currently rotating schoop w/ odor who i can start at 2b, with blackmon, harper, brantley at OF, and khris at DH

    need help at SB and AVG

    over pace on starts limit, current SP’s are:
    degrom, berrios, corbin, maeda, taillon, mikolas, heaney, a wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  53. brian says:
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    16 team h2h dynasty 6×6 with QS and k/bb. been holding ervin santana. do you have an expectation he can at least get back to his innings eating, low K, decent ratio, QS achieving ways of last year or is he going to be garbage with a decent outing here and there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, no expectation of that

  54. fudgemybudge says:
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    pls rank for saves ros:
    giles
    romo
    w smith
    gyvens
    strop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop, Romo, Smith, Givens

  55. BunsenBrand says:
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    Do you pick up Gurriel Jr and hold until healthy over one of these two hitters or pass and keep both?

    Nick Williams
    Kole Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  56. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Ok, I’m going to give Robbie Ray one more start before I start thinking that maybe there might be something not right about him. Perhaps. Jesus Christos, he sux! And the sad part is he has some good stuff, but he can’t stop walking hitters (I mean, really really bad hitters like Deshields, Profar and Chimichanga!) and giving up HRs. What the f???? I was thinking that my SPs would be great if we flipped back to 2017. Alas…

    And please continue starting him because I deserve to suffer – HA!

    That’s all. Good write up as usual. Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m so done with him

  57. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Two part question:

    1) Better matchup for tonight

    Jon Gray @STL
    Dereck Rodriguez @SD

    Start both, sit both, sit one?

    2) Which guy would you keep ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. D-Rod, start both 2. Gray

  58. los putos says:
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    We losing Ender?

    Bader a pick up over him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it if you can’t platoon

  59. Cersy says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Awesome write up as always! You put other fantasy baseball sites to shame!
    Potential trade in my 12 team h2h keeper.
    I trade sale, Arenado and Yelich and I’d get trout, machado and greinke.
    The trade analyzer likes it for the other manager but I think I’d be winning the deal getting trout. Sale usually fades in the second half although no signs of that yet and Yelich’s BABIP is .388 and walks are down and k’s are up compared to last year. He has obviously been red hot though.
    Thanks,
    Cersy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Trout side

  60. Jake says:
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    Drop Yuli for M. Franco or B. Anderson?

    Drop Carlos Martinez for Wacha stash?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco — Wacha

  61. The Great Knoche says:
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    Check out these deadline deals to rebuld in salary keeper league. 8th place 37 points back. Pitching was brutal.

    Swapped $32 Rizzo for $4 Healy

    Swapped $18 Wil Myers and $42 Kershaw for $14 Bryant and $10 McCullers (He could turn it around)

    Swapped $41 Goldy, $38 Votto, $26 Dee Gordon for $10 Correa and $6 Belt

    So even if I dump the other guys I netted Bryant and Correa cheap for next year.

    I hate losing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid!

  62. William Hung says:
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    As an Archer owner, I am pushing hard for any NL team to land him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be careful what you wish for with the Brewers

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Correction – I am pushing hard for an NL team with a pitching friendly stadium to land Archer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Latest rumor is that Pittsburgh is the likely landing spot

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s solid… Hearing Dozier to Dodgers, jesus

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: You’ve been bullish on Gausman for the 2nd half – does he rise more in your eyes in ATL?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  For sure

  63. The Shoe says:
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    Hey Grey, Thanks for the great column!

    A. With Stripling hitting the DL, I’m picking up the pitcher. Who do you like out of Musgrove @StL, Bucholz vs SF, and Trevor Richards @Phi for this week?

    B. Longer term, how would you rank Musgrove, Bucholz, Richards, Cahill, Duffy, and Zimmerman – I realize they’re mostly meh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Buchholz B. Musgrove, Buchholz

      • The Shoe says:
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        @Grey: Gausman is on my waiver wire… take him over Buchholz or Musgrove long term?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Buchholz

  64. knucks says:
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    Not the typical Knucks comment here, but need to bounce something off of ya today. I’ve been waiting for this owner to Max out on GS, which they did yesterday, then proceeded to drop 10 SPs this AM.

    I’m currently at -20 or “under pace” according to the ESPN Max/Pace Limits tab. Hoping you can confirm or help me update this rank below, which I essentially pulled from Nathan’s ranks earlier this week… then made maybe a tweak or three. I put a * next to the guys that are currently on my Roster, but doesn’t really matter I guess. The wire has been so weak for the past month, so my streaming plans ROS haven’t been as effective as I had hoped for. Getting a couple of these top names would really help me jump some of the teams above me in the standings… but I’ll be lucky if I can get one of the top ones, as my Waiver claim # is 9. Any changes you would make? I currently have 52 waiver wire priorities that are set to run on Thursday morning haha

    12 Team 6×6 Roto Redraft
    QS / W / Ks / Saves / ERA / WHIP

    Mikalos
    JA Happ
    Price
    Porcello
    Gibson*
    Jon Gray
    VV
    Efflin
    Kyle Hendricks*
    Pivetta*
    Carlos Rodon*
    Stroman
    Hamels
    CC Sabathia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d move Hamels above VV, but that’s small quibble, seems okay…. Maybe Eflin down, bunch of coin flips really towards end

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Feel the same about the late coin flips. But the top 4 names are in the order you’d have them?

        Thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, top look fine

  65. JP says:
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    Too many bats on my team, who would you rather have ROS:

    Puig or CarGo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  66. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    I see throughout the comments you’re higher on Braun than alot of other players ROS Player Rater likes. If you could look into your crystal ball, what type of slash line do you see for him ROS way. I own Avasail Garcia (along with Harper, Springer, Hoskins, Chris Taylor, and a rotating streamer slot) and can grab Braun right now. Does Moose bump his value up, or do you expect him to hit some ding dongs down the stretch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      10/5/.265 — Moose’s value goes up… Braun over Avisail, could end up being equal or Avisail first

  67. Bill says:
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    Mr. Martini…wasn’t he in one flew over the cuckoo’s nest?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was the DeVito’s character?

  68. Uncle Nucky says:
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    Bader or L. Martin? I’m trying not to let my tribe fandom sway me.

  69. KCC26 says:
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    Worth trying to move a $1 Jesus Aguilar keeper for an $8 Rhys Hoskins if out of it this year? Think they are prob similar bats but Hoskins more guaranteed role going forward. Could see a down second half from Aguilar putting his PT back in question considering how one-dimensional he is. Or he could be the new Encarnacion… thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Hoskins

  70. Andy says:
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    NL only league – in need of some hitting. Was trying to get something out of Maybin, but now he’s in Seattle. Your thoughts on Bader now that Pham is out of StL OF picture?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Bader

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Speculation is that Bader will have to fend off Tyler O’Neill for PT

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly time share of some sort, it’s a bit of a mess

  71. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. have a pretty solid offense and need some pitching help. harper for degrom? would replace harper in my lineup with tim anderson at dh.

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like it makes sense for your team

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: also have another offer of anderson for tanaka? fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anderson who? Chase? Tanaka side

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: sorry….tim anderson for tanaka.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fair, depends on team needs

  72. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    If Diekman stays and Rodney goes
    Would you drop Willy Peralta for either Diekman or Hildenberger
    I know Peralta is the closer, but KC sucks and I am thinking not many save chances
    Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess Hildenberger

  73. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Ramos on phils… moves needle for Ramos?- not that we should care about catchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but he’s on DL

  74. Alex says:
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    Anyone concern with Kluber going forward? Have a chance to land him by trading grienke and another piece

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m a little concerned

  75. William Hung says:
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    My favorite part of the trade deadline is picking up the scraps for saves. If neither of these guys gets traded, how would you rank them: Givens & Diekman

    On a related note – how are the Tigers not trying to trade Shane Greene? There have been no rumors about him all day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Givens 1st

  76. Alex says:
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    Gausman a little more attractive now that he’s on braves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, think so

  77. DonnieB says:
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    Gausman to Braves make him a must add? Thanks. Love Archer to Pirates?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it!

  78. primetime says:
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    Gausman to Brave a must add

    Glasnow and Meadows to Rays for Archer. Glasnow a must add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Glasnow, yes on Gausman

  79. Jaysfordays says:
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    Got offered Nelson Cruz, Skaggs, foltynewicz, for my acuna, darvish, pivetta.

    Keeper league but I already have Stanton, arenado, Ramirez as my offensive keepers.

    Accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, or do better for Acuna

      • Jaysfordays says:
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        @Grey: counter with Torres?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Say the whole trade again

          • Jaysfordays says:
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            @Grey: Got offered Nelson Cruz, Skaggs, foltynewicz, for my acuna, darvish, pivetta.

            But I can counter with Torres instead of acuna

            Keeper league but I already have Stanton, arenado, Ramirez as my offensive keepers.

            Accept?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why are you trying to give away the best keepers? Are these def not keepers? I guess you can send Torres, but I don’t see what you’re trying to do… Get better SPs? This ain’t really doing it

              • Jaysfordays says:
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                @Grey: I already have Stanton, arenado, and Ramirez as my keepers for batters.

                The trade would be Cruz, folt, skaggs, for my Torres, darvish, pivetta

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I get it but what are you trying to do with the trade get better starters?

                  • Jays for days says:
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                    @Grey: yes or even a heavier batter

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      This move isn’t really doing that

                  • Jays for days says:
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                    @Grey: I suppose and a heavier batt

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Or just one really good pitcher

              • Jays for days says:
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                @Grey: the trade would end up being Cruz, foltz, Skaggs, for my Torres, pivetta, darvish.

                Only a 3 batter keeper league and I already have Stanton, arenado, Ramirez as my three keepers

  80. Scott says:
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    Buy gausman now in Atlanta. Orioles suck at developing pitchers. Getting out of balt, the AL east and the AL has to be good for him, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so!

      • DonnieB says:
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        SP are Severino,Bauer,Wood,Corbin,Archer and Rodon
        RP are Chapman, Minter, Yates,Giles and Hader
        Who would be your drop for Gausman or hold? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodon

  81. Jaysforday says:
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    Got offered Nelson Cruz, Skaggs, foltynewicz, for my acuna, darvish, pivetta.

    Keeper league but I already have Stanton, arenado, Ramirez as my offensive keepers.

    Accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better

  82. Uncle Nucky says:
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    Well my Muncy and Chris Taylor stock just took a hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, crazy

  83. primetime says:
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    10 team keeper league

    Drop.

    Maeda
    Wheeler
    Castillo
    Rodon
    Tailon

    For Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  84. Luke says:
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    Gausman or chacin

    • Luke says:
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      @Luke: or drop pivetta or Teheran for gausman

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Do not own Teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  85. Milarky says:
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    Hey Grey, given what Story has done, do you still see Turner as far and away the best SS from a keeper perspective? We have our own trade deadline today, and I’m thinking it might be worth using Story plus more to get my hands on Turner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Even in a league where we also count SLG%

  86. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    deep ass dynasty league. with holds, K/9, relief appearances, relief wins etc added. h2h. 7 RP slots. i’m TEX and need at least 9 TEX players either active or in DL slots at all times (can’t count prospects in NA slots towards this). just lost diekman/kela to trades. might need to trade for leclerc here shortly.
    have this bullpen:
    alexander/kela/diekman (who REALLY might’ve lost all value if he’s behind all of hirano/bradley/boxy, which he probably is), peacock (got little leverage BEFORE the pressly trade), pressly, w.peralta, steckenrider.
    DL c.martin (he also MIGHT be closing soon)
    NA giles

    so it appears i will shortly when giles is up out of minors and martin is back drop 2 RP. which 2 out of these are the likely drops: diekman/pressly/peacock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pressly, Diekman

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: do have morrow when/if he’s back, but good night i’m losing closers a lot lately (giles/kela). w.peralta was an easy nab. but now i almost gotta trade for leclerc and his owner will probably try to get whit M/stanton/desmond (i have pretty much ALL TEX hitters except profar, since NO TEX SP is worth owning or trading for), which is insane. but i’m now at the bare min of TEX players. can and will stash a DL guy (like fister or something). it’s quite silly our prospects don’t count towards this.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  87. ryanoger says:
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    Sonny Gray or Luis Castillo worth a roster add in a 10 team or stream?

    thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  88. Dancin Homer says:
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    Diekman traded. Would you drop Sano for Leclerc? 6×6 (OPS & QS), H2H, deep bench league

    Current RP’s:
    Chapman, Boxberger, Barraclough, W. Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        @Grey:

        got it, I’ll hold.

        Also, word is that Tyler O’Neil getting called up to play full time CF… he a better option than Sano?

        Current OF/UTL: Stanton, Rosario, Hoskins (1B/OF)/Olson (1B/OF)/Jose Martinez (1B/OF)

        Thank you again

  89. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Evbery player I own got screwed. Drop Mallex Smith for MeDOWS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  90. crimedog says:
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    Brewers just got Schoop. As a Schoop and Shaw owner I’m not sure if I should be happy or sad. Schoop hitting 3rd for the O’s or 7th for Brewers, what’s better. Also what the hell are the brewers doing? they need SP and now they’re sacrificing defense to acquire bats? Defense and pitching wins championships Counsil! I’m assuming Schoop will play SS and Shaw 2B? I can’t imagine they bench Shaw. So weird.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @crimedog: holy crap, what happens to mostsuckass on this one? MIL has no f’ing clue what’s going on. they don’t have 3 1B positions, or 2 3B’s. they do however need at least 5 SP and they don’t have good those.

      • crimedog says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: yeah I’m baffled. I’m assuming shaw will play 2B against righties, schoop will play SS, and moose 3B. But yea, they need about 5 SP’s HAHA

        • crimedog says:
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          @crimedog: and if that’s what they’re doing their defense has to suck. Shaw should not be playing 2B and schoop shouldn’t be playing SS anywhere

          • Dave D says:
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            Hernan Perez is actually moving to the rotation now. He’s that versatile.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahahaha

              • Dave D says:
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                Any prognosis for him in 8GS down the stretch?I’m sure he could better Chris Tillman.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d hope so

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @crimedog: whew, i hope yr right about schoop even being able to play SS. in any NL only mere days ago i blew about 50 out of 89 (started at 100) on mostsuckass, now dozier and others are going to get max bids. EE also cost like 56.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It is so crazy what the Brewers are doing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It makes absolutely no sense, I don’t know what the Brewers are doing

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: Tom Haudricourt reports “Stearns said there are ways to play Moustakas, Shaw and Schoop but will probably have good players on bench every day. Will take “sacrifices” by some players. “These things do have tendency to work things out.””

        Sweet…I own schoop and shaw on same team. Also have Puig on that team, gotta figure he sits an additional day or 2 a week now with Dozier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So ridiculous they would put themselves in this position

  91. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    14 teamer with holds and saves separately. have kimbrel/swarzak/hand/bradley/alexander. how’s a rank of these:
    swarzak, greene, leclerc, tepera (i just dropped a few days back thinking osuna was back soon), giles (might close over tepera?

    also stashing strickland a decent idea here? w.smith is just better anyway, but bochy might go with the non lefty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The ranking looks fine, yes stash Strickland

  92. Uncle Nucky says:
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    I think I like Glasnow to the Rays.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Uncle Nucky: that doesn’t change his pitching when he starts (if he starts). PIT is well known to get good results out of pitching guys. TB will just use him as a multi inning (but not 5 or more innings) guy, same as he was on PIT, it’ll just start in earlier innings than at PIT. and now he gets the AL east rather than NL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound bad

  93. RICE says:
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    Looks like Green stayed in Detroit (bad for Jimenez) and Osuna to Houston (bad for Rondon)

    Now that the deadline has past. Any moves here?

    Current RP’s: Yates, Barraclough, Fry, Jimenez, Rondon

    Available: Claudio, Givens, Swarzak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Givens and Swarzak over Rondon and Jimenez

  94. Clay says:
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    Grey,

    Safe to assume Kinsler over Kipnis ROS? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  95. The Great Knoche says:
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    What is the Dodgers Lineup now?

    Kike/Joe
    Dozier
    Machado
    Kemp
    Bellinger
    Turner
    TAYLOR
    Grandal

    Wow.

    Also the Brewers needed pitchers right?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Joc. Or TAYLOR lead off and Puig at bottom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Brewers are so dumb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What is wrong with the Brewers?!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: 24 year old general manager and 16 year old outfielder.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  96. lwomack58 says:
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    With the Braves getting Duvall word is Ender will be in a platoon. Would you drop Ender for pitching help?

    I know you like Ender as much as I do as I have him on several teams but one of my teams needs a boost in pitching.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  97. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    14 team league with only saves. i’ve been hoarding up closers waiting for trade deadline. it APPEARS romo/greene made the cut and didn’t get moved. but are we sure enough of that yet to drop jimenez (and probably eventually fry, as i have no room with only 4 RP slots) for a backup hitter (beckham is hottest), i just dropped the kike for leclerc (kike not doing much lately, dozier in tow ain’t helping him at all, probably back to lefty only bat honestly)
    have romo (in SP slot), jimenez/greene/rondon/fry/leclerc/swarzak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  98. ferris says:
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    Best 2019 Keeper in NL-ONLY

    Archer
    Dozier (free agent so could end up in AL)
    Schoop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, Schoop right now, could change

  99. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Things are happening!! What a trade-day, huh?

    How would you rank Velasquez, Weaver, Wheeler, and Gausman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy… Gausman, VV

  100. goodfold2 says:
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    weird trade day, none of greene/romo/bearclaw (he might make sense MIA might’ve been trying to get a ton) moved.

    just checked RR depth chart on LAD, how in the F is MUNCY a BN player now? i get it that kike is F’d now, but that’s goofy town.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy on the bench is the funniest thing ever

  101. CaptainKnauer says:
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    ROS Gurriel Jr or Cano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  102. William Hung says:
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    You think Austin Meadows plays everyday for the Rays ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: him and pham are BY FAR the only big names going to AL for AL only leagues. it’s actually amazing the difference here from NL to AL this year. most of the good/great players that went to an AL team came from an AL team, meanwhile nearly ALL of the great players going to NL came from AL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: On the flip side do you think Shaw is now in a platoon with Schoop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          At best

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Should I hold Shaw or wait to see how things shake out? #shallowleagueproblems so I can pick up most of your Friday buys like Alonso, Cron, Ian Happ, or Tim Beckham – I assume Conforto and Guerriel Jr. Aren’t buys since they are injured

            • William Hung says:
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              I mean should I drop Shaw or wait to see how things shake out

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Gotta wait

  103. Perfect Game says:
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    I’m in a 10 team standard 5×5 season long roto league and in 1st place by a 30 points.

    The QS category is tight – I’m one behind with 82 and the others behind me are at 75, 69, 67. The team ahead of me and a couple behind me are carrying 7-8 SP and/or streaming.

    Had a lot of my SP’s not been on the DL for long periods (I had Kershaw, Stras, Pax, Thor) I don’t think it would be this close. I’ve made some trades where my SP are now Verlander, Cole, Kluber, Severino, Bauer, Nola, Paxton so I think my QS numbers will improve and traded for Heaney so I now carry 8 SP.

    All three bench players are SP. Because the team ahead of me and behind me is over the maximum GS pace by 15 and 10 and I’m even, I think I should trade Heaney and pick up a closer to runaway with saves (in 2nd down by 1) or pick up a bat.

    What do you think I should do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Heaney for a closer

      • Perfect Game says:
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        @Grey:

        I think so too. The Treinen owner who needs more/better SP will do a deal for Heaney. My closers would then be Kimbrel, Jansen, Vazquez and Treinen.

        The team ahead of me in saves (only by 1) has Diaz who has 40 through July…crazy! He is carrying three closers, including Kela (traded and done as a closer) and Iglesias.

        I think I will be golden in the saves category ROS. The next best team is 21 saves behind me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, get it done!

  104. DonnieB says:
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    It is highly likely that Shaw is better than Moustakas. Agree? Yeah, I don’t understand. John Hart is trying to say they always wanted Schoop but then Moose came along. They weren’t sure they would get Schoop so they traded for Moustakas. Yada yada yada… of course I own Shaw in league in battle for title.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It makes no sense at all… Not to mention, you could harbor ill will from your players and you still have no SPs!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not you obviously, the Brewers

  105. Ron Swanson says:
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    should I give up whit for Polanco? I know you had whit much higher in your top 100 for second half. I need rbis and ops

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should do better, but if you need RBIs, do what you have to do

      • Ron Swanson says:
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        @Grey: I could probably pull Ozuna for whit. You think i am better off with ozuna?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  106. Jerseyjon says:
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    As an Archer owner glad to see him going to Pittsburgh. They seem to know how to revive veteran pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NL is a boon

  107. Aardvark says:
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    You like Gausman over Buehler ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubt Buehler throws more than a handful of starts

      • aardvark says:
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        @Grey: do I let Buehler pitch tonight? Or not risk losing Gausman and just make the move?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let him pitch I guess, no idea how deep the league is

  108. Fred says:
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    Too many hitters, I need to drop one of CarGo, Calhoun, or Chapman. 12 team Roto with added ops for hitting categories. Who to drop from those three?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  109. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Any chance you get Archer in Tout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I have no FAAB left

  110. JeepersKeepers says:
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    With Gausman on the move, do you like him ROS over any of these guys who I own? Would you consider dropping anyone for him or pass?

    Jon Gray
    D-Rod
    Heaney
    Musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over D-Rod

  111. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Thoughts and prayers with anyone who’s entire roster is inactive because players are en route to their new teams.

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      @Stephen Lyon: whose, damnit, *whose*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: Stream anyone, anywhere against the O’s now?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Stephen Lyon:

          Seems like a Plan.

  112. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Someone should tell the Brewers supergroups seldom work it. Ask the Traveling Wilburys and The Highwaymen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  113. Crime Dog says:
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    Josh Don just got dropped in my league. Sounds like he should be back in August sometime. I’m assuming you’d add him for free right? I’m in 1st and coasting towards a 2 week first round bye.

    If so who would your drop be, pick 1?

    Offense – Matt chapman (Travis shaw only other 3B though)

    Pitching- Wacha, C mart, Yates, Morrow, Boxberger, Barraclaugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, over C-Mart

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: just to be clear, no faith C-mart comes back and has any impact in Sept?

        • Crime Dog says:
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          @Crime Dog: Also forgot to mention, I have Osuna too and can only start 4 RP when he gets back

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh, then lose an RP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No way

  114. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Meadows or Bader ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  115. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Meadows or Bader ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  116. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Happy trade day, Grey! C Last year put me to sleep, this is crazy busy.

    Seattle got Maybin to pair with Span? They have to find a way to get Ben Revere on that team.

    Is it just me, or are the Brewers are building their team like they’re in the NBA? Positions matter. Seems like they’re building without any blueprints. Ooh, they just released Brad Miller. Now only the good players can sit occasionally. Haha.

    Did you hear your boy JA Happ now has hand, foot and mouth disease? Shit’s going pandemic.
    I don’t wanna know which appendage and/or orifice of Thor’s met which appendage and/or orifice of Happ’s, but NYC isn’t that small of a town!

    Anywho, I’m glad the trade deadline hooked up us Tanaka owners. He doesn’t have to face Machado or Schoop tonight–each of which had three homers against him. Take your best shot, Jace Peterson!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, totally on the Brewers — Holy crap on Happ! Really?

  117. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need pitching help. tim anderson too much to give up for new look archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  118. hankp says:
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    Grey
    14 team, limited move 5×5. Pick 2 RPs for ROS: Leclerq, J. Fry, Givens. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Fry

  119. Michael DePinto says:
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    Need to activate Rendon. Has the time come to drop Haniger? He hasn’t done much the past month or so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have to have someone else to drop

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        @Grey: You would think. LOL

        My hitters are Contreras, Votto, Schoop, Baez, Turner, Betts, Soto, Acuna, Springer, Muncy, Rendon, Haniger. Schoop is just too hot to drop right now and now may be a SS.

        My Pitchers are Kluber, Berrios, Lester, Skaggs, Flaherty, Folty, Newcomb, Gonzales. Probably could drop a pitcher but my league hoards pitching and I already do not have enough.

        • Michael DePinto says:
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          10-Team Keeper League…OBP instead of AVG, QS instead of Wins.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Michael DePinto:

          Can you trade for SP depth?

          • Michael DePinto says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Unfortunately no. The contenders have already loaded up with SP’s by trading draft picks and are unwilling to trade. The teams who are out of it have been totally picked clean.

            The league is pitching obsessed and rarely do bats get traded for pitchers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Muncy may not be playing after today — Gonzales or Skaggs are your drops

  120. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP dynasty

    My Bauer, gattis, Sano for Starling marte, Gary Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side

  121. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Please rank these RPs….saves and holds league.

    LeClerc, Watson, Bear Claw, Peralta,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bear, Peralta, Leclerc

  122. OaktownSteve says:
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    Remember I took Choo and 25 homers just to give you a shot.

    Didn’t get a chance yesterday to comment but I saw L Gurriel went down with a terrible d’ohblique. Hey Culligan Man!

    Dustin Pedroia beat out Ian Kinsler in college for the 2b job at ASU. Is possible the last decade plus has been part of Kinsler’s revenge plot.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Also, my weekly DFS try tonight. Daniel Descalso my pick to click!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Kinsler slow playing pair of threes

  123. FF8007 says:
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    14 team H2H Dynasty League Trade opportunity

    Trade Analyzer has it very close…Looking for your expertise Mr Grey

    Soto, Torres, Darvish for Judge, Morton, Moncada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

    • FF8007 says:
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      Have Didi, Adames, and Tatis in the minors for infield help on roster.
      Teoscar, Hanniger, Bellinger with Trammell, Verdugo, and Maitis in the minors as well

      • FF8007 says:
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        @FF8007: Thanks!!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  124. Tony says:
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    Nola and tucker for rhys in a dynasty we keep em forever at no cost.
    Wich side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rhys

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Tony:

      If that’s Kyle Tucker, do it quick if you’re the side getting him and Nola.

  125. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    trade deadline issues/questions relating mostly to AL or NL only leagues:
    1. PIT, is it kingham out here or t.will maybe? NL only i did nab allard but probably gotta readd gant (best available SP, as i dropped him recently)
    2. BAL: sure as hell sounds like villar might gain the most value out of anybody traded. no more idiot manager who literally plays ANY human body over him (orf, sogard, miller etc). in AL only this could be a big deal, and likely MUCH cheaper FAAB bids than say a pham or meadows.
    3. STL, SOMEBODY (gomber/ponce/hudson) is up, who you thinking, as i could add right now one of them. then drop kingham for gant coming off WW tonight. also i’ll likely attempt bids for archer (won’t win though almost for sure after blowing 50 out of my 89 on mostsuckass, who might not even have a lot of playing time now unless schoop actually CAN play SS) or gausman (who i probably COULD win)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kingham is my guess 2. Totally 3. Hudson

  126. dau says:
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    muncy/ray for pollock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

  127. Gotime says:
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    Grey, you buyin D-Rod as a legit starter ROS? H2H weekly cats league with 14 moves left, or hold (next week is a 2 start @ home vs Hou and Pit) Musgrove our there as well, or add both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove is safer

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Roofies, I have many, in 2nd and was debating it since Musgrove and D-Rod both RP eligible could have 10 starters in one week if I wanted to punt Saves for the week – also gave Eflin and Pivetta as drops for them… or save the moves

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Save moves

  128. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Trivino still worth holding onto for ratio help or better off going flavor of the week SP in a 15 team league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been great

  129. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In my AL only league, who to you hate least among Melky, Joey Rickard, Steve Pearce, Heredia, Robbie Grossman and Nick Martini.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martini

  130. Tony says:
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    Grey sorry for duplicating but the trade i before mentioned was kyle tucker and nola for rhys hoskins in a dynasty.

    Even if it is kyle tucker and nola the involved you’d go hoskins in a dynasty?

    Thanks for the attention

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Hoskins, but it’s fair, could see it going either way, i.e., no reason to make it

  131. Tinman95 says:
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    Drop Jo-Ma for Meadows?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  132. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need sp help. gennett for greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter, but fair

  133. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    NL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals, QS over wins, holds added h2h 10 team league with 3 keepers pre year at previous season’s ADP prices.
    C barnhart
    1B freeman (3B)
    2B harrison (3B/OF)
    SS gone varnish (2B)
    3B longo
    MI kike (2B/SS/3B/OF but he’s losing playing time big time now with both machado/dozier in tow)
    CI b.anderson (3B/OF)
    OF (4) harper, marte, rhysus (1B), nimmo
    util (1) thames (1B/OF)
    BN hampson (2B/SS, getting jerked around, but honestly mcmahon should get chance first anyway here, he was jerked around for much longer, mcmahon is owned)

    i also own mostsuckass but have 6 days to add him (am trying to trade him or longo for MI right now). also do have a roster hole for one player.
    NA (1) hiura

    SP: wheeler, suarez, weaver, d-rod, guerra, allard, kingham (likely dropped soon)
    RP: (room for 4): minter, sera anthony, boxy, hand
    DL: wacha/ryu/stripling/darvish (sounds back soon)

    so my biggest needs appear to be MI, catcher, SP in that order (have tons of SP coming back in monthish time frame)

    1. i guess kike is now my first drop for mostsuckass as he’s a pure lefty sider yet again with LAD moves. FA does NOT have MI starters anymore as hanson is back to benched with panik back.

    2. due to winning mostsuckass i’m left with 39 out of 100 left, 6 owners with more money than that, 1 other tied with me.
    is this about a good order for attempting to win these guys:
    w.ramos (him left higher since i think he’ll be easier to win than dozier or schoop)
    dozier
    schoop
    gausman (archer i didn’t even count his bid is already up to 55)

    somebody is going to the mat for archer it sounds like, nobody is bidding much for ramos yet, dozier and schoop are at around 15 and that’ll go up. the clock on these bids all end roughly 48 hours from now, so people can tier their bids, so the non archer winners will (or should) bid much more on their 2nd favorite guys. it’s quite possible the only one i’ll afford for sure would be ramos or gausman.

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron:
      3. what you think of this idea? i won mostsuckass before i knew dozier and/or schoop was going to NL, due to my MI needs i’d have won one of them over mostsuckass. i’m talking to a guy who has 90 FAAB left (only 2 guys have more, one of which seems intent on winning archer) and i have 39 left. my 39 alone probably not able to win either of dozier/schoop, but we can trade FAAB. he needs CI and MI guys. would all of these sound good (he has no interest in longo)
      my moose + 39 FAAB for his schoop (if he can win him) + draft pick upgrade. if he CAN win dozier + schoop he seems not willing to move dozier nearly as much as schoop.

      • Grey

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        Makes sense to me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds right 2. Makes sense, may as well more Gausman above the two guys you won’t win too, no?

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: yeah if it’s looking like my 39 + his 90 wouldn’t get dozier + schoop anyway i’d try to get ramos and gausman, probably attempting to trade gausman to this same guy for s.castro maybe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

        • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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          @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: just realized something, our policy is that a guy who wins a player in this situation has a week from winning time to add the player, in my case i could just retract my moose win, the guy in 2nd with 49 bid wins him, then i’d have 89 to try to win one of dozier or schoop, and probably ramos.

          dozier/schoop is the order there right

          • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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            @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: does sound like schoop’ll play SS. i have no idea if he CAN really play that though. MIL is very very stupid.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

  134. I’m Jose Canseco! says:
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    Ha! The Rays welcomes Meadows by sending him to AAA! Is he worth a pick up when he gets called up in a 12 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In Sept? Sure

  135. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    All the great work from my pitching staff after the all star break ruined in one start by that nitwit Skaggs against an awful Rays lineup. Makes the Domingo German horror show against these same Rays earlier in the season look like a one hit shut out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, so annoying

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: You’re taking this a lot better than me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’m crying on the inside

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: hahaha, That’s better. I need someone to join me in sitting shiva for my ratios.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Covering mirrors now

  136. dan says:
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    ROS Giles or Minter?

    Thanks Grey!!

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @dan: Minter, has the job currently and hasn’t been terrible, quite good actually.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly Minter, but could be either

  137. HambucoManza says:
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    A Rondon and Jon Gray owner. Would you drop Gray for Osuna and hold both Astros relievers until a definite closer is named?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ drop Rondon before Gray

  138. letsgobravos says:
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    Waited all season with Murphy on my DL, suffered through his pitiful first few weeks off the DL, cut him, and then he immediately turns back into a 300+ hitter. Damnit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

  139. Alex says:
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    Kole Calhoun gone deep again! Yesterday, I saw you (Grey) rank him above Desmond for ROS. I need power on this team where SLG counts, but it’s OBP too. Given that format, you like Calhoun over Desmond or Piscotty?

    How much would you bid on Calhoun with a $12 budget left? No team has rostered him all year, but they’re probably lurking like me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab Calhoun at least while he’s hot… $2

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I debated this like crazy since starting this Friday I’ll be in Italy on my honeymoon and won’t be able to track my team foe 2 weeks – Calhoun or Aaron Hicks now that he’s batting cleanup in that Yankees lineup, while Calhoun moves between the leadoff or 9 spot in the lineup. Felt Hicks was the better choice over the next 2 weeks. Should I have gone the other way?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Congratulations! Have a great time! So jealous… Where in Italy? Calhoun is more locked in than Hicks, but a coin flip really

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Going Venice, Tuscany, Rome, and Sorrento

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s so awesome! Gonna be great!

  140. William Hung says:
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    This ump is pinching Bauer like crazy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damnit!

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: https://coub.com/view/6o5li
        * Me looking at my phone since the all star break waiting for my 2nd place team to show up again* ….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  141. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited moves (budget)

    Which reliever would you pick up for saves ROS: Giles, Givens, Hicks, Leclerc, Swarzak

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Givens feels safest

  142. jayrod says:
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    Grey, my man!

    Today was bonkers! Especially for us AL Only leaguers. I’m getting an offer to trade my Kluber, for Altuve, Fulmer, and Manaea. I can keep any and all for next year if I want.

    Kluber
    For
    Altuve, Fulmer, Manaea

    Just worried about Altuve’s knee, but feel like I need to pull the trigger on this.

    Much love as always!
    Hope everything is good in your world
    -Jayrod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too! I’d want Altuve, but it is fair due to injury with risk attached

  143. Stephen Lyon says:
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    I mean, who the hell knows what Kapler will do next, but can you see any point in holding Victor Arano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d lose Arano

  144. William Hung says:
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    George Springer is out of the game in the 2nd inning – Kyle Tucker is still probably not gonna get more PT

  145. Ty says:
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    Drop hosmer, Andrus, or Healy for Gausman?
    Need an SP.

    • Ty says:
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      @Ty: or drop Rondon for Gausman?

  146. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Need 1 ROS

    Nick Williams
    Meadows
    Joc Pederson

  147. Let's Play Two says:
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    Acuna or Soto ROS in a standard season long roto league – R / HR / RBI / SB / AVG?

  148. Let's Play Two says:
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    For a possible replacement if Springer goes on the DL – which one in order of preference?

    Joc Pederson
    Cargo

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