If you can remember back a few years, Johnny Cueto 401KO’d Jason LaRue with a kick to his head.  When he got up, LaRue couldn’t see straight and needed to retire.  Elsewhere, Yordano Ventura (7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks in what might’ve been a spot start) has been honing his fight-picking and ability to be held back by teammates so it doesn’t look too obvious that he wants to be held back.  After every game this year, Ventura sat in his hotel room, perfecting his Clubber Lang at the Rocky statue coronation.  “Yo, if you want a real man, you come find me!”  There was really only man that Ventura admired the league over.  One man as diabolical.  As lowdown!  And now through a trade between the Reds and Royals, Cueto joins Ventura!  This is like thunder meeting lightning!  Bonnie and Clyde if they were both men!  Germany and Italy joining forces to rid the world of non-mustached, non-broad shouldered women!  Wonder Twin powers activate in the form of pure evil!  So, Cueto’s trade to the Royals obviously doesn’t hurt him.  He’ll be on a team that can win games and it’s a much better home stadium, but he also leaves the NL.  That makes this feel like a push in value.  Right now, his ERA is 2.62.  How much lower could it be?  Not much is my guess.  He’s a 2.50-3.15 ERA pitcher anywhere he is, so that’s what he’ll continue to be.  Unless Yordano throws Great Kabuki-style green dust into every hitter’s face when the ump’s back is turned.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer.  Now I know why the unit of currency in Colombia is Cain…Sugar.

Alex Rios – 2-for-4, 1 run.  I don’t like this schmohawk either, but he’s been hot for the better part of three weeks and should be owned.  Or pwned if you’re a millennial.

Cole Hamels – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 BBs, 13 Ks with the no hitter on Saturday.  No-Hit King Cole!  Immediately following Hamels’s no hitter, Ruin Tomorrow Jr. sat down with the Phillies’ brass.  They all figured now was the best time to trade Hamels.  Here, let’s listen in on this Razzball Exclusive of that meeting.  “Ruin, have a seat….Please, don’t sit on my desk…Why are you sitting on the floor?  Grab a seat.  Grab as in sit.  Okay, let’s get down to brass tacks.”  “I told my assistant already we were low on tacks.”  “No!  No, Ruin, I want to discuss trading Hamels.  Now is the time, after his no-hitter.”  “He threw a no-hitter?!  Holy crapballs!  That’s amazing.  I’ll see if we can trade for him.”  “He plays for us!”  “Well, I like that new development.  Don’t worry, I’ll pretend to the press that I made the trade to acquire him.”  So, Hamels sliced and diced the Cubs on Saturday, and now has his ERA down to 3.64.  His peripherals look fine and he’s just getting a tad unlucky.  I could see someone thinking they’re selling high after this no-hitter, but Hamels is a low-3 ERA pitcher with a 9.6 K/9, i.e., a low-end fantasy ace, and he could be traded shortly to a team that would give him wins, if Ruin realizes in time that he’s not in the elevator but in a broom closet.

Aaron Nola – 7 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  The final line looks worse than reality.  Nola was cruising, then gave up an eighth inning two-run homer to Addison Russell (1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer).

Maikel Franco – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Also, had two hits on Saturday, and looks like he’s coming out of that rough patch like Br’er Rabbit, which I don’t believe is a racist character, but could be since everything associated with Disney pre-WWII has some racist overtones.  I hear even Mickey Mouse was in white face.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 14th steal.  Another guy that hit a cold stretch, but now is hitting again and has two steals in the last three games.

Jason Hammel – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, and didn’t look nearly as good as catcher, David Ross, who worked his 2nd scoreless inning this year.  I’ve mentioned this before, but there’s always something fun about a position player pitching.  It’s like seeing a monkey waiter.  Or a dog optometrist.

Ryan Howard – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .226.  He just needs to cross the street to the Marla Gibbs Line.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-5, 1 RBI as he was activated on Saturday and sat out on Sunday.  I’m not trying to kick a gift Sarah Jessica Parker in the mouth, but doesn’t it seem like every player gets about five dozen DL updates, but Rendon goes to the DL out of nowhere, then suddenly gets activated equally out of the blue?

Stephen Strasburg – Cleared for rehab games.  Case in point.  If I hear once more about Strasburg nearing mound work or throwing or scratching himself, I’m gonna lose my shizz.  Just return already!

Michael Taylor – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer as he hit leadoff and went 4-for-5 on Saturday.  Let’s just say before this game, I tried to pick him up in all of my leagues, but he was already gone.  I’d grab him before Taylor goes full H.A.M.

Joe Ross – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  Out of curiosity, I went to see what the Stream-o-Nator gave Ross yesterday.  It was 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks and the likely loss.  An extra third of an inning, two extra baserunners and two less Ks?  What a crock!

Gerrit Cole – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.24 and his major league-leading 14th win.  Cole world?  Can’t get enough, can’t get enough.  Good God, you hit the spot.  That’s the hook right thurr!  That’s the hook right thurr!

Wei-Yin Chen – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.88 vs. Matt Moore 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.61.  I opened both player pages on these guys (by clicking on their names), expecting to see Chen owned in less leagues and allowing me to get diatribal on yo’ ass, but I was pleasantly surprised.  Carry on.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  In this game, Logan Forsythe (2-for-3) also homered, his 11th.  That’s right, he has more homers than Longo.  If you only had the Forsythe to draft Logan instead.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks and his 3rd homer.  I don’t even want to say some of the guys he has more homers than.  Let’s just say I wouldn’t mind if Bumgarner could be my middle infidel.  He has the same number of homers as Xander Bogaerts!

Matt Duffy – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  For a second, it appeared that Duffy and Brandon Crawford would go mano a mano with who would hit the most homers, but Crawford’s pulled away with 14.  Then again, Duffy’s the guy batting third and Crawford’s 7th.

Buster Posey – 4-for-4, 1 run with three singles and a double for the Tony Gwynn cycle!

Kendall Graveman – 1 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 4.13.  Now we know who buries the Graveman.

Michael Conforto – 0-for-2, 1 RBI and 4-for-4 on Saturday, though just about everyone went 4-for-4 on Saturday for the Mets.  Even Lucas Duda (0-for-3 yesterday) hit two homers on Saturday.  I’d absolutely grab Conforto for flyer upside, but I’d also look at Duda if he was dropped in your league.  Yeah, I know I was the one saying to drop him, but that was then and now he might be hitting.  You’re not gonna go blind on your own, get rosterbating!

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks vs. Jacob deGrom 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  They both deserved wins yesterday, and they both got no decisions.  Ain’t life funny?  Not the magazine; that shizz was boring.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.03.  Even Jann Arden wouldn’t accuse me of being insensitive to Walker, but you really need to look elsewhere until he’s more trustworthy.

Austin Jackson – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 3rd homer in the last week and around his 5th mention by me to grab him.  That’s right, I called action on Jackson.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer.  As cold as he went in June, he’s now picked it back up in the last few weeks.  Now that we have two hot streaks and a cold streak out of the way, the only thing left in Cruz’s bag of tricks is a hamstring injury.

Danny Salazar – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  I have a theory.  If Carrasco is solid in his next start and Salazar is terrible, I’m gonna insist MLB checks to make sure they’re not sharing a pitching arm.

Carlos Rodon – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA down to 4.09.  The “no walks” thing is the huge signifier here, and makes me think he’s worth picking back up in deeper mixed leagues, but he’s still very risky, and I agree with the Stream-o-Nator about his next start.  It’s kinda bleh.

Carlos Sanchez – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer on the year and in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Wil Myers – Suffered a setback in his rehab and my guess is he might not return this year.  2013 called and said, “We really don’t care about this news?”  No, 2013, we don’t.

Justin Upton – 2-for-3 and his 16th homer.  Wouldn’t shock me to see him hit five homers in the next two weeks.  He seems to come out of his nasty funks as quickly as he goes into them.

Dee Gordon – Could be activated on Tuesday.  He said his dislocated thumb turned up right where he left it.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting near-.375 in the last week with two steals, and has three homers in the eleven games.  It’ll end at some point soon, but J.T.’s bringing SexyBack.

Mat Latos – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks in Petco.  I would’ve preferred a better start, but I’d also prefer to be a popsicle in Beyonce’s freezer on a hot day, so there ya go.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer.  Hit by a pitch on the hand on Saturday, but our prayer hexagon worked and he returned on Sunday.  Thank you for your hexagonal prayers, you know who you are.  On a related note, the Rockies were winning by about 35 runs, Arenado couldn’t have been pulled a little earlier to rest?  May Walt Weiss fall down the stairs the next time he ties his cleats together.

Ben Paulsen – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and two homers (6, 7).  I went to look at his splits to see if he’s strictly a Coors play, but somehow that Googling led me to look at twerk splits and there goes a good ten minutes, which is like twelve hundred Vines!  Paulsen doesn’t have huge splits, but I’d still only play him at home.

Carlos Gonzalez – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 6 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homers, hitting .270.  The other day I gave some over/unders for you to ponder on CarGo:  22 homers?  .280?  1 DL stint?  Still taking unders on the first two?

Brandon Finnegan – The prize prospect that the Reds received back, or at least the only one worth discussing right now.  Quick background, Finnegan was not Tom Cruise’s mentor in Cocktail, he’s a 22-year-old with a 93 MPH fastball and a King Kunta slider.  He needs at least a month to stretch himself out for the Reds rotation.  Outside of NL-Only and keepers, nothing to see here yet, but soon there will be, prematurely balding man, soon.

Jay Bruce – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Rumors are swirling that Bruce could be traded.  I just can’t imagine Bruce being great for a week, then crappy for two months, then great for a week for anyone but the Reds.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, after also homering on Saturday.  JB and I talk about Odor in today’s podcast that will be posted soon.  Rougned Odor, that is.

Mike Trout – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 30th and 31st homers.  Who is this guy?  Should I know him?

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  For half the year, The Sciosciapath was playing Matt Joyce (0-for-1, hitting .178) and Efren Navarro over Curtis Jackson Cron.  Seriously.  If you can figure out that fudgenut, let me know.

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.79.  He should’ve been owned for about two weeks now, at the least.  And I’m allowing for an extra week after you lost your computer in the divorce.

Dustin Pedroia – Could be out two to three weeks after receiving a PRP injection in his hamstring.  Hopefully the PRP allows him to BRB and Sandoval doesn’t think his hamstring is BBQ.

David Ortiz – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 7 RBIs and his 18th and 19th home runs, hitting .243.  Let the good times Rolle!

Xander Bogaerts – 4-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .317.  Take that, Bumgarner!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.26.  Obviously, he’s risky as all get-out since he drops a 7 ER eff-me bomb one game, then this in another game.  The talent is here, just depends on how much you need the rush, you adrenaline junkie.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, and he had a home run on Saturday.  This was his fourth home run this week and I just highlighted him in this week’s buy.  How about you leave your password in the comments and I’ll pick him up?  No judging if your password is IwanttobeBobaFett.

Rubby de la Rosa – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Brewers.  Could have Aramis been like that one stray string that is hanging on your shorts that when you pull it your entire shorts fray into pieces?

Jeremy Hellickson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.60 vs. the Brewers.  Yes, I did stream him and would continue to do that with pitchers facing the Brewers.

Alex Rodriguez – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and three homers (21, 22, 23) on Saturday.  “This is Commissioner Manfred calling for Bud Selig.  No, I won’t call back.  He’s there, put me on speaker.  Bud, I know you can hear me?  What am I supposed to do when A-Rod breaks Bonds’s home run record?  You left me with a mess like what’s sitting on your head!  Call me back, Selig!  This is more frustrating than True Detective!”

Nathan Eovaldi – 8 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 4.27.  I feel like I’m gonna like Eovaldi as a sleeper again next year, and I already know how wrong that is and yet I feel powerless to stop it.  Eovaldi is my bottle of hooch.

Chase Headley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  I was wondering why all of JayWrong’s teams moved up a half point.

Byron Buxton – Might not return for another month.  Not totally surprised.  Now if someone told me this news right after a cat jumped out of a closet, then I would be surprised.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer on Saturday.  Hot schmotato alert!

Torii Hunter – 0-for-4, 1 RBI, but homered on Friday and Saturday (16 HRs on the year).  This big weekend series came against the Yankees.  A team Hunter will be playing for in 2020.

Matthew Wisler – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Solid enough start vs. the Cards and Michael Wacha (6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.27), but I’d monitor Wisler on the Stream-o-Nator for his starts.

Shelby Miller – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Does Miller only hang out in Republican crowds at action movies while eating highly caloric food?  Why won’t the Regression Fairies go near him?

Adonis Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer as he played third for the recently departed Uribe.  I mean, Uribe went to the Mets, he’s not dead.  Well… Some would say playing for the Mets is the death of a hitter.  Any the hoo!  Adonis is no adonis, if you’re eating what I’m plating.

Carlos Martinez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.34.  Thankfully, I owned him in a few leagues that were too deep to drop, so I could only Mr. Bungle him in one league.  Why couldn’t you pitch well in April?!

Jaime Garcia – Could return to the rotation on Tuesday.  Garcia is on-point when he is healthy and I don’t usually like starting pitchers right back from the DL, but Garcia would be home vs. the Reds and I’d throw him.  You could say he’s a bit of a Survivor.  Okay, you’d only say that if you were trying to make a terrible segue into I saw a Survivor contestant working the counter at a bakery near my house.  Bummed he wasn’t wearing an immunity idol.  Only Survivor fans understand this was my best celebrity sighting ever!

  1. Gary Thorne says:
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    Sent Arenado, Greinke, Burns, Duffy

    Received Blackmon, Carassco, Bryant, Lind

    This is an OPS league. How do you like it?

    • Chucky says:
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      Yuck

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Gary Thorne: Not good, you traded the best 2 players in the deal.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Gary Thorne: I’ll give a slightly more positive take. Yes, you traded the 2 best players, but you received 4 players that can help you more than the 2 as your back end take is way better than his.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gary Thorne: Not great, you need Carrasco to come up big

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Gary Thorne: why not ask about doing this BEFORE you do it, if in fact you value the opinions you get after the fact?

  2. jakeTPE says:
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    Fighting urge to pick SS scab… Jhonny Peralta or the newly acquired Ian Desmond ROS?

    Thanks, FML Grey!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @jakeTPE: I’d own both

      • jakeTPE says:
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        @Bye Felicia: thanks–can’t really carry two SS so have to pick one. Is Desmond for real now or shmohawking us?

        • Cram It says:
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          @jakeTPE: I don’t know what everyone’s problem is with Desmond. He’s been a stud for the last 3 years. He’s 29 years old. If you can own him now, I would.

          • jakeTPE says:
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            @Cram It: he was dropped before his recent hot streak so I grabbed him–seems like he was mostly awful first half…

            • Cram It says:
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              @jakeTPE: He was. Now he is not.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Cram It: booya!

                • Cram It says:
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                  @J-FOH: Really deep thoughts, by Cram.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Cram It: you must of been answering on the crapper

                  • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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                    @Cram It: he wasn’t just KINDA awful. he was absolutely terrible for like 3 full months or more.

                    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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                      @Beware the Shit Rope: longer term desmond likely, as superflous H is somehow (needle related cough cough) having career year just now.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @jakeTPE: is Desmond doing well now? I’ve been in a warp zone for a week.

      • jakeTPE says:
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        @SallyCips: HR in three straight games so that’s something

      • jakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: ta!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tata!

          • jakeTPE says:
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            @Grey: they make great cars!

  3. thomas says:
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    His name is Aaron Hicks!

    Safe to drop Kris Medlen? He was a stash with Corbin but it looks like Venture and Cueto got the rotation all lcked up now!

    Sucks having only 1 move left!

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @thomas: i wouldn’t be using my last move in August let alone July if you have healthy players. You’re probably screwed if you get multiple injuries LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thomas: I wouldn’t use my last move

  4. endershadow says:
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    Ozzy! Who’s taking Season 31 down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @endershadow: Working at a bakery! I hope Chaos Kass, who you got?

      • endershadow says:
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        @Grey: I’d say Tasha but she isn’t looking like as fit as Cagayan, so I’m going Spencer. Wonder if the three of them could create a secret alliance. Though Spencer probably shouldn’t trust those two, they’re gamers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Spencer’s a great call… I’m really just hoping for good TV…

          • Endershadow says:
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            @Grey: Same here. Gotta love those Russell blindsides!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh yeah!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s the only reason I’m going for Chaos

  5. mario says:
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    Drop deshields to add cola, and then pick up deshields for the weekend series vs sf.

    Cola plays alex Morgan $43,Jerome Williams $30,Duffy $30

  6. Mikey says:
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    Choo or castellanos

  7. Dave F says:
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    Grey,

    Vincent Velaquez threw an inning out of the pen this weekend. Should we take this as him being the guy bumped for Kazmir? Both Corbin and Jaime Garcia are available in my league. Which would you rather own? Categories in my league are IP/K/ERA/WHIP/K per 9/BB per 9/Saves&Holds combo. Current SP are Felix, Pineda, Samardzija, McCullers, Eduardo Rodriguez, Godley, Iwakuma and Velasquez. Given the format, which 1 or 2 guys would you drop for either Corbin and/or Jaime?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Dave F: In that format Velasquez will be better for you out of the pen.

    • Ron D says:
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      @Dave F: drop E-ROd for Corbin .. I don’t think Rodriguez will get over his pitch tipping problems this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave F: Velasquez appears to be out of the pen, yes… Godley for Corbin

      • Dave F says:
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        @Grey:

        Missed out on Corbin. Would you still drop Godley for Jaime Garcia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  8. Chucky says:
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    Between Rizzo, Bryant and Betts, it’s a wonder how I scored any points at all. Month long slump or reality? Options include a now healthy CDick, Seager and Maybin. I can’t do any worse, or can I?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      That’[email protected]Chucky: Dude that’s a horrible trade. I traded Tulo, JD & Rizzo for Sugar, Upton & Donaldson

      • Chucky says:
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        I think your over rating those Cubs. Sinking like a rock. Rizzo hadnt homered since Jimmy Carter was president

        • Cram It says:
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          @Chucky: I think you’re a panic button guy.

          • Chucky says:
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            Have lost 11 games in the standings over the past 4 weeks, without any help from the aforementioned. The season has but 6 weeks remaining. When the Mookie Betts of the world go 1 fer 6 while his team scores 11 runs, its time to re-evauate. And no its not just one game or even one week. Check their numbers over the past month…abysmal. Just because the so called fantasy “experts” say so, don’t mean it gonna happen. Cant afford to wait for them to do something they might not do this year. One of us will be right, the other , wrong. Such are the trials and tribulations of this game.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: Meh, they’re just slumping

      • Chucky says:
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        A month is a pretty long slump, 11 games worth in my case.

  9. Bocephus says:
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    Thanks, Grey – ROS: Rodon, Corbin, or Nola?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Bocephus: Corbin, spotlighted by JB in last week’s Pitcher Profile, had a really good outing on Friday (7.0IP/4H/1ER/1BB/10K) and his control has been improving every start since returning from TJ. Still can’t trust Rodon and Nola will have is ups and downs. I’d go Corbin.

  10. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Fantastic write-up.

    Seven weeks to go before playoffs start so it’s the kiddy gloves come off right?

    a. Would you rather one-start Carrasco in Oakland or Alex Wood for two starts on the road (@Baltimore and @Washington)? I’m leaning more Carrasco (75%) than Wood (25%). You?

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘I wanna tell EVERY Dodger fan that everything will be all right with the team, unfortunately I can’t speak Spanish.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Carrasco

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Agree with Peter

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Fantasy Master Lothario!

        Many thanks for the advice. Always good to have consensus, lol!

        a. I would really like to have the complete list of active players with 100+ ABs and have less than 3 HRs.

        b. Too funny about Forsythe having more HRs than Longoria and overall more value than him too.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A/B Sad and true

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey! It’s really dark down here. I’ve just come up from this place of less than 3 HRs. Boneface, Christian Colon (I personally prefer Pilgrim BO, but I digress), Eric Young (EY2, ‘member him?), there’s more.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              Haha

  11. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome as always Grey!

    14 team H2H points league…

    Castellanos or Sano ROS?
    Rodon or Rodriguez ROS?

    Thanks again and keep up the good work!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @RicoSuave: Sano. Rod on for Ks, but otherwise very similar this year.

  12. Mike says:
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    Ha, only people from Jersey will know what Taylor Ham is, and half of those will call it Pork Roll.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Mike: MMMMM, taylor ham..

  13. plasmaj says:
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    ROS: Sandoval or Castellanos?

    I have both and am considering outright dropping the Panda in a 12-team mixed

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @plasmaj: I dropped him a 10-Team two weeks ago. It was liberating. Do it!

      • ERad says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: I dropped Panda over the weekend, feels good man!

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @ERad: RANT ALERT! Pablo Sandoval is a fat sack. He worked himself back into shape with the Giants, parlayed a “good” year into a big contract with the Red Sox and now is more interested in instagraming fat girls in the dugout bathroom and singing karaoke to Carl Douglas after the game down at O’Shaughnessy’s. Just get rid of him and pick up Castellanos.

  14. Antrim Warriors says:
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    If Clippard gets traded, who would you pick up for saves, Mujica??
    thanks!!

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Antrim Warriors: I’d think its Eric O’Flaherty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Antrim Warriors: Has Clippard even gotten saves this year? I’d go Mujica

      • Antrim Warriors says:
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        @Grey: that’s how desparate I am for saves!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: mujica blows this year. Rodriguez is my bueno and looks like the future for them. Where is Oaktown on this

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodriguez isn’t likely even the 2nd option

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: we’ll see

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, yes, we will! Hoping Clippard is sent to the Mets, becomes the closer and then Sky loses Familia

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: sock it to sky

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I do what I can

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Your hope for that is cute, Grey. Like ‘I hope I accidentally wake up with my face buried between Kate Upton’s boobs’ cute.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… I think mine might have slightly better chances

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    I’ll give you that. Like, if we were talking lottery numbers, you’d totally have one less zero in that string of .00000 until you saw a number.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d put my odds at 1 in 50 and your odds at 1 in 50 moons suddenly appear in our galaxy

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I’d put your odds closer to 1 in 40 moons, personally. Are you the one that picked up Mujica?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, Rudy has him

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Well you have a 5 billion save lead in that league so it’s not gonna hurt ya, methinks.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, prolly not

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I passed on mujica. He has been terrible. Viva Rodriguez!

  15. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Anyone please feel free to chime in on this, I’m looking for opinions.

    5 x 5 H2H Keeper (as long as you want) league with OBP in place of AVG.
    I have locked up a playoff spot, and we can keep up to 8 players next year.
    I have this trade offer:

    Getting: Jose Fernandez, Joey Votto, Kyle Seager
    Giving: Chris Archer, Nolan Arenado, Ken Giles

    Doesn’t seem to affect me up or down for this season much, but what do you think about it from a long term aspect? I’m scared to give up Arenado, but I love JFer and Votto’s resurgence has been promising although on the latter part of his career at this point. I probably wouldn’t keep Seager, but he’s fine for this season.

    I have Andrew McCutchen, Carlos Correa and Gerrit Cole as sure things to keep.
    I also have Yasiel Puig, Jose Abreu, Troy Tulowitzki, Kolten Wong and Corey Kluber to consider.

    Thanks!

  16. Hey-oh! says:
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    Would you take E-Rod or Gaussman in a keeper?

  17. McNulty says:
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    Which one would you bench this week: hamels off of 129 pitches, justin Wilson, or mchugh v. LAA and MIL?

    Need wins, holds, ratios (not Ks)

    • RicoSuave says:
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      @McNulty: keep in mind that if Hamels gets traded, his start might get pushed…

  18. DancinHomer says:
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    I’m done with Starlin Castro as my SS. Time to cut bait. Which of these replacements do you like for the rest of the season (H2H 6×6 w/ OPS):

    Kang
    Duffy
    A. Ramirez
    Lindor

    Thanks in advance

    • DancinHomer says:
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      @DancinHomer:

      Also, would you drop T. Walker for Iwakuma?

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks Grey.

        Just found out the guy who owns Justin Turner is willing to deal him. Woud you prefer Turner over Duffy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Duffy

  19. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    C- Santana
    1b- Pujols
    2b- Wong
    SS- HanRam
    3b- Rendon
    OF- Trout, Pollock, CDick
    UTIL- Correa, Betts
    BN- Odor

    SP- Sale, Keuchel, Degrom, Carrasco, Salazar, McCullers, Nola, Cashner
    RP- Allen, Familia, Ramos, Tolleson
    DL- JGarcia

    Rendon and CDick both coming off the DL at the same time kinda put the squeeze on my roster space.
    I had Sano at 3b, but I really wanted to nab Odor so I made the swap. As much as I don’t like carrying a bench bat I guess I’ll do so for now.

    Is Cashner a drop to activate Garcia?
    Do you like ERod over Cash/Nola?

    Thanks!

    • J says:
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      @J: Yahoo Shallow 10 Teamer, 5×5 H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Sure on Cash…E-Rod over Cash

  20. AndyAndy says:
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    14 team Roto Dynasty – currently in 3rd. Need steals. Drop Prado for Cesar or attempt to trade OF depth for SBs? Current OF I have Harper, A McCutchen, A Jones, Ellsbury, Eaton and Josh Hamilton.
    I have been offered Lester, Burns and a bunch of table scraps for McCutchen but think I will try to counter with Jones – would a Jones type player be enough to land Lester and Burns or will I need to sweeten the pot?

    Thanks in advance for any input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AndyAndy: Yes, Cesar…Jones should be plenty

  21. Kiss a Bum says:
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    a guy wants my jason heyward for his david dejesus and edison volquez (20 teams). I assume you dont like that. Would a good counter offer be my heyward for his lester? Thank you

  22. Basement Artie says:
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    Glad to see the Dodgers promote Zack Lee. Abbott and Costello needed another pitcher for “Who’s on first”.

  23. Tank1 says:
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    Still looking to upgrade lineup. Is Franco for Beltre much of an upgrade? Thanks

  24. Viva el Pujols says:
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    Grey, for this year only in a 10-team NL-only H2H, whow do you drop to pick up Cesar: Bour, Kang, Segura, Conforto? I’m leaning towards Bour-ing.

  25. Mr. Rickey says:
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    ROS – Moreland or Melky?

  26. Mr Baseball says:
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    Jon Singleton looks horrible – he is taking up space on my roster – its a keeper league – do you see any future in him

    I traded Kyle Schwarber for Kemp in keeper league – He looks good but there is interest in him – so what numbers do you expect from him next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball: Don’t see much in Singleton until he figures out how to not strike out… Kemp? 7 HRs, 3 SBs, .275

      • Mr Baseball says:
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        you told me to trade kemp for a young prospect which I did

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wait, then why are you asking what I think of Kemp?

  27. the fez says:
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    Rank ROS please:

    Kazmir
    Salazar
    Shelby Miller
    Carrasco

    Grazie bello!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the fez: Kazmir, Salazar, Carrasco

  28. Egon Spengler says:
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    Grey- long time lurker, love your stuff. Need some trade advice…

    14 tm H2H 6×6 (ops & qs) keeper (keep 12 @ 3 rounds earlier than drafted)

    C Vogt
    1B Freeman
    2B Dozier
    3B Arenado
    SS Bogaerts
    OF Heyward
    OF Souza
    OF Hanley
    U Ortiz

    BN Melky, Pillar, Lind, Duda, Michael Taylor, Kendrick

    Trade offered:
    my Bogaerts, Arenado, Pillar, Lind
    for
    Pujols, CarGomez, Duffy, Lindor, plus a throw in SP

    All involved are late round keepers (can be kept cheap for several years) except Pujols who is a non-keeper. Struggling with potentially giving up arenado but would get Gomez long term and Pujols as a rental for U spot (I’m currently in a close 2nd and trying to make a run this year). Any opinions would be much appreciated!

  29. sniff test says:
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    keeper-ROS Conforto or Yasmany?

  30. 740 says:
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    hey Grey, 10team h2h 5×5.

    Please pick one….Inciarte, Conforto, Souza?

    thanks buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Souza

  31. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Abreu for Miggy?

    H2H weekly points

    Sano can man CI until Miggy returns.

  32. Turd Fergusong says:
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    I think the S-O-N hates Nova and really hates him for this week. Who would you start this week in AL Only, no streamers available that are better. Need to start 2 of the 4.

    Nova, Bauer, Shoemaker or Alfredo Simon

      • Turd Fergusong says:
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        @Grey:

        Nova: @Tex, @White Sux
        Bauer: KC, @Oak
        Shoemaker: @Dodgers
        Simon: @Balt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These are all awful… Nova

  33. Skeezix says:
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    Great stuff Grey! Two closer questions for you, since I need to choose which of these two to take in a trade:

    1) Who would you rather have ROS between Cody Allen and Familia?
    2) Are either of them likely to lose their job as closer because of deadline trades? Who is less likely to lose their job?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Skeezix: Familia… 2) Maybe, Familia

  34. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Will Wade Davis become the closer in KC?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Only if Holland continues to struggle for an extended period of time (i.e., next two weeks). Royals won’t mess with a good 7th, 8th and 9th inning unless they absolutely have to. Holland figures it out is my guess.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Thanks Peter, any chance they try and trade Holland?

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: KC is in full buy mode and will not mess with that BP. Holland while not being as dominant as last year still only has 3 blown saves this season and i think his leash is quite long.

  35. Milarky says:
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    Do you trust Taijuan Walker in the second half? If I need to rely on him or Kyle Hendricks, I’m assuming Hendricks is the guy.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Milarky: Hendricks

      • Milarky says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Thanks Peter! I agree that Hendricks is preferable. But do you place much trust in Taijuan for the rest of the year, or is he just too unpredictable?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Milarky: Read the post you’re commenting on

          • Peter Nincompoop says:
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            @Grey: Ha!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: bam!

            • The Harrow says:
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              @J-FOH: seriously, first leaning on catman for proping up his own brantley by mentioning back injury that everybody knew about after you and your duda ball off foot thing that was discussed here just after it happened (that you didn’t read), and later the grichuk thing. Bandwagon’s are cool when it’s the other guy eh.

  36. Rich says:
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    ROS are you taking Arrieta or Cueto? I have Arrieta and was offered Cueto for him.

  37. Closer Closure says:
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    I realize it’s pure speculation, but what are the chances for each of these guys that they lose their closing jobs?

    Storen
    Holland
    Rosenthal
    Allen

  38. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Four reliever spots, five on my roster. Who do I drop out of Carson Smith, John Axford, Mark, Melancon, Roberto Osuna, and Jim Johnson? Not Melancon, of course, but the others seem close. I’m leaning Axford. He seems the shakiest in his role.

    Also, Castellanos is staring into my soul. Should I drop any of the following for him: Preston Tucker, Mike Moustakas, Jayson Werth (on bench)?

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Elliot: Jim Johnson is probably going to be traded to be a set-up guy for what that is worth.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Elliot: Dump Werth.

  39. Phil of the Future says:
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    Heyyyyyyyy, BB.
    How was the weekend!

    Escaped with the win, didn’t deserve it, have real concerns going forward. Just gonna take it one week at a time. As long as we’re in this together how bad could it be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Can’t be that bad! Weekend was fine, Cougs went looking for a new car which will cost us about $30,000… Do you have an extra $30,000?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey</[email protected]Grey: Well, I’d have to have $30,000 first in order to have an extra $30,000. So definite no.

        Don’t worry, though. A car’s a great investment. Like a house. After 5 or so years you should be able to double your money!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, cars are right up there with tulips as an investment

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Ha!

            they are listed in the same tier, yes.

            By the way, SON has Cingrani starting on Thursday against PIT. You have any idea if that is confirmed or is SON just going off of his last start and extrapolating? Or is this a question for Rudy?

            And yes, I know I shouldn’t start him but I left myself in a spot this week and it’s either him or Graveman and I think the Graveman is done.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Question for Rudy, I have no idea… Forget Graveman

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Yeah I know I’m losing him. I’ll just go with whoever the A’s throw when they’re at home.

                If you find anything out about Cingrani holla at ya boy….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You got it!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Thx, G. Also, let’s see what we can do about the Brewers trading a goddam outfielder so Krush can play everyday.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, totally

            • That’s what my feed provider is projecting. Reds haven’t formally announced their SP but, with Cueto gone, I can’t see how they wouldn’t keep Cingrani in.

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Rudy Gamble: Thx, Rudy! This sounds right to me. I’ll put him in my weekly lock so he can destroy my ratios.

                P.

                • Yeah, Burnett turned my Tout Wars ratios into a dumpster fire last week.

  40. Marti Harris says:
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    Is Adonis Garcia worth owning in n l only league. How were his numbers in minors?

  41. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Morning Grey!

    1) Pick 1 for ROS: T Walker, Iwakuma or J Garcia ?
    2) Pick 2 for ROS: M Franco, Odor, Burns – Drop any for Michael A Taylor ??
    3) Worth holding onto T Walker (16th Rd Keeper next year) ? Or drop for J Garcia or Iwakuma?

    Thanks man

  42. papasmurf says:
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    I picked up Castellano and he went 0 for. So I droped him and he’s got 2 bombs in 2 games. Man George Costanza must be proud.

    Speaking of Longo. He’s gotta be like the 20th best 3b this year. Take some nutrition lessons from Bret Boone man!

  43. I am the Walrus says:
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    Polonco is killing me. Drop him for Taylor or hold?

  44. PK says:
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    Good stuff as always, Mr. Mustache

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Thanks!

  45. PK says:
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    I saw this in the background of your picture: “Locally made hemp bags: $30”

    I need to start making some hemp bags! Save the earth by sacrificing your wallet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Hemp bags are the new pocketbook

  46. Scott says:
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    Odubel, Cesar Hernandes, or Aaron Hicks ROS? Is it close?

  47. SallyCips says:
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    Real quick: I was just offered Cueto for Parra. I couldn’t hit accept fast enough! WTH?!

  48. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league:

    Francisco Liriano and Matt Carpenter for Brian Dozier. Which side? Thanks!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Boy Wonder: It’s tough, but Dozier is my favorite player in this one.

    • Relsh says:
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      @Boy Wonder: I’d rather have the Liriano side

  49. Relsh says:
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    Imagery of Ventura in his hotel room gave me a hearty ol chuckle.

    Trade Prince and Hanley for Donaldson? Donaldson would be a late round keeper.
    6×6 12 team mixed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Relsh: Thanks! I’d take Donaldson

  50. Chosen1 says:
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    14 team H2H redraft. Cron or Forsythe?

  51. DonnieB says:
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    Want to pickup Hendricks this week in 12 Team. Would need to drop Cashner or Heaney to do so. Advisable? Flores,Kang or Lindor at SS for ROS?

  52. Chris says:
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    Thanks grey good stuff!
    Plz pick one to sit
    Niese vs Sd
    Joe Ross @ mets
    Fister @mia
    Rubby de la rosa @hous

    Thanks!

  53. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Hey Grey–hope you had a great weekend. 5×5 H2H. Need help picking 5 of these 7:

    -Fowler
    -Choo
    -Dickerson
    -Souza
    -Melky Cabrera
    -Polanco
    -Moreland

    Hittertron hates Souza, is so-so on Dickerson. Is that just playing time concerns, you think?

    Meanwhile, the tron is decent on Choo and Moreland, and pretty high on Fowler, Cabrera, and Polanco.

    Thoughts?

  54. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey, got to drop one to make room for Jaime. 12-team.

    Brett Anderson
    Yordano

  55. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Preston tucker, crons disease or castellanos in util? Grichuk has earned a spot on my team, thanks man keep up the good work.

  56. Duke says:
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    Grey,

    I’m also wondering who to drop to make room for Jaime Garcia out of Latos, Buehrle, or Nola – and we us Quality Starts instead of W

  57. Abe Froman says:
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    Pick 2 closers for the week:

    -Soria: @TB (3), @ BAL (4)
    -Jim Johnson: @ BAL (3), @ PHI (4)
    -KRod: @SF (3), vs. CHC (4)

  58. Skeezix says:
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    Who do you prefer rest of season, Sano or Grichuk and why?

  59. alex says:
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    would you trade freddie freeman for hector santiago? or can I get more for freeeman? need a pitcher I have rizzo at 1b already.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @alex:Bad idea. You should try for the likes of Lester/Liriano/Archer, etc.

      • alex says:
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        I tried for archer but he won’t do it.

        do u like kazmir instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @alex: Kaz is fair

          • alex says:
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            ok Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • alex says:
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                do you like mookie Betts or puig better than gardner? someone offered me either one of them for gardner

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Betts

  60. Eng says:
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    Grey: I own Will Myers in a keeper league at a good value. He was on fire to start this season, and I often return to your superb “Who’ll be a star? Wil Will” post predicting 1st round value and 35 homers. So, here’s the thing; does that still hold largely true or have your views on him shifted? I want to keep him for 2016 as he’s a seeming stud but if he’s the new Grady Sizemore…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eng: Yeah, he could be, but wrist problems are death for a hitter

  61. PistolofPete says:
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    Who would you start in a weekly 10 team league points league: Eaton (who might be dealing with a shoulder thing) or Hicks?

  62. Wolf says:
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    need best 3 options for this week…

    matt bolsinger v laa (weaver)
    kendall graveman v cle (anderson)
    drew hutchison v. kc (cueto)
    mike montgomery v. ari (ray), @min (gibson)
    aaron nola v. atl (wisler)

    aj ramos 3 v. sd, 3 v. was
    jason motte 3 v. col, [email protected]
    john axford [email protected], [email protected]

    • Wolf says:
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      also options…

      peavy v. mil (fiers)
      ivan nova @ tex (harrison), @cws (danks)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wolf: You should look at SON… Nola, Peavy, Ramos

  63. Blizz Fleischmann says:
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    Please rank for future careers:
    Rodon, Eduardo Rodriguez, Matz, Nola, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Velasquez, Joe Ross. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Rodon, E-Rod

  64. Zeus says:
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    Thinking ahead to next year how are the SF boy band trip of Duffy (the cute one) Panik (closeted shy one) and Crawford (tough one w a heart) going to rank? Duffy has been pretty solid as a MI for me this year and Crawford has helped another team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Ha…Crawford, Duffy

  65. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Hey Grey, so i’m shuffling around my bench bat and can’t land on one guy, could you please rank these guys for overall production ROS: (12T H2H)

    Duda
    Yunel
    Moreland
    M Taylor
    Conforto
    Tucker

    Thanks!

  66. Paul says:
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    Yahoo 12 team H2H league
    What are your thought on this trade? Thanks!
    Iwakuama, Tyson Ross, and Jason Hammel for Jake Arrietta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Arrieta side

  67. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Cool to lose Soler at this point for Tucker?

    • Kendrick Llama says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: also could lose longo for Odor/Forsythe/Duffy

    • Zeus says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: Soler just came back and has better upside. I would hold. Longoria is surprisingly bad. I’d bench him and pick up The Duff man

  68. TOGMAN says:
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    12 H2H 6×6 OPS, QS

    Pick 1 SS : Aybar, Segura, Rollins, A. Ramirez

    Odor or Wong?

    Dickerson still on my DL, who should I drop?
    Maybin, V. Velasquez, Nola? Dropping a SP would create a bench bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TOGMAN: Segura…Wong…Velasquez

  69. dem ribbies says:
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    You think Vogt has anything left in the tank?

    Kind of wondering if the ride is over.

  70. Paul says:
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    Latos or Phil Hughes ROS? Thanks

  71. TOGMAN says:
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    12 H2H 6×6 QS

    Drop Rodon for E. Santana?

  72. scott steelers says:
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    ROS Soler or Melky

  73. PED Inc. says:
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    Good morning Grey, appreciate the write up as always. I’ve got a good problem is like your opinion on for this week, I picked up Odor last week and I’d like to get him in my lineup this week but I’m having a hard time figuring out who the odd man out for this week would be, whatcha think man?
    H2H points

    Odor 4vs.NY 3 vs. SF
    Wong 3vs. Cincy 4 vs. Col.
    Hanley Ramirez 4 vs. ChW. 3 vs. TB
    Carlos Gonzalez 3 @ ChC. 4 @ STL
    Adam Jones 3 vs. Atl 4 @ Det

    I think Cargo has the worst matchups but I hate to sit him when he’s hot and really don’t like the idea of sitting any of the others, what’s your thoughts?

  74. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Any thoughts on Dererk Norris ROS? I’ve heard injury rumors and his stat line has been less than impressive to date. I seem to recall a similar second-half slump last year.

    Best options on the wire are Realmuto and Gomes? Either worth a gamble?

  75. SallyCips says:
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    I dropped my Piscotty for a dropped Yelich. Right move?

  76. jojo says:
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    Alex Wood @Bal
    Hendricks v Col

    should I start them both today?

    thanks!!

  77. Clint says:
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    Would you deal Adam Jones & Tyson Ross for Joc Peterson & a SP in a h2h points keeper league or stand pat? I think the SP in return options will be one of: DeGrom, Gray, T-Walker, or Syndergaard. I’m nervous on innings limits on some of those guys as I’m already playoff-bound but Joc’s keeper potential has me drooling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Pederson, yes

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Which of those SP’s would you require back along w/Joc in the deal if you pair Jones w/Ross on my side then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DeGrom, Noah, Gray

  78. Nick says:
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    just dealt EE and Teheran for Marte and Hammel. thoughts?

    you said to go after Marte if I can

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Marte side, yeah

  79. dem ribbies says:
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    I hope Desmond ($3) is for real cause I just made a big bet and dealt Reyes ($26) + Vogt ($3) for Buster Posey ($15).

    Would you have done this one? Thought I might have given up a little too much but Posey seems like the best player in this deal.

  80. FrankGrimes says:
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    that survivor dude pic is priceless

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, right? He works at a bakery!

  81. Jon says:
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    If you had to drop one in a keeper, who would it be?

    Odor, Lawrie, Castellanos, Desmond, Avisail Garcia, Joc Pederson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  82. pipa says:
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    Drop Wood, or C Young for Quintana. Or hold? I also have Leake, Jungmann, and Montgomery. Quintana was dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young

  83. McNulty says:
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    start two of Soler, Grichuk (groin), Segura (groin), Cesar Hernandez this week

    with at least one of them being an infielder.

    Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar, Soler

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @McNulty: FYI, Segura had a sore throat, not a groin issue.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Fred Garvin MP: maybe he should watch where he puts his groin

  84. MarvPesos

    The hook brings me backkkk says:
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    Grey,
    10-Tm H2H keeper (keep 12)
    Someone just offered me Hanley and his (24th rnd pick,) for my Noah syndergaard (and my 14th rnd pick) I have Desmond and Odor as my SS/MI spots but I don’t think I can turn this trade down. Does he know something I don’t? I know a lot of people are down on Hanley, but I still see a great SS, not that syndergaard is bad ( I like him) but I have plenty other Sp’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hanley

  85. In Vogt I Trust says:
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    Great stuff, as always Grey.

    I need a little help on a trade. I’m in a 12 team keeper league and I’m selling. I was just offered Cory Seager and Lucas Duda for my Chris Sale. Duda would be kept in round 17 next year and Seager in round 23. Sale would be a round one keeper. Should I take the trade or ask for more? The other guy has Schwarber and I would like to get him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Seager

  86. Hello Grey, great read this AM. Do you think that any of the multitude of Brewer trades will result in Full Time ABs for one Khris Davis? & if so, would you prefer Castellanos & Tucker over him anyway? Thanks & happy Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, I’m guessing Davis will start soon, I’d prefer Castellanos who is hitting and already starting

  87. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    fowler or taylor ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  88. Moscowitz says:
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    12 moves left. Drop Odorizzi for Tyson Ross?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  89. pipa says:
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    Should I try and trade Vogt, and pick up Realmuto for the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  90. WhollyGuacamole says:
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    Is Forsythe must start at this point… if for nothing else, counting stats and decent average? Or would you roll with upside in someone like Tucker? (assuming UT spot)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been starting Logan all year in one league

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yep, 2 20’s and one 16 for me. (not ALL year, but most)

  91. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Taylor or castellanos at util? Thanks bud keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      castellanos

  92. Ken Plane says:
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    Grey – I would like to pick up Aoki, Who would you drop of these three. Lind,Reddick or Sano? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick for runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s if you need runs, drop Reddick

  93. Scott says:
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    Odubel or Paredes? Is Paredes run over?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paredes

  94. getjohanoffmyballs says:
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    Just inched out a victory over the best team in the league. currently ranked 3rd. Was just offered Harper, adam jones, and prince fielder for Abreu, Puig, and Xander. Harper and company are rentals whom cant be kept. Abreu is a 5th round keeper and can be kept for 2 more years in the fifth round, puig 2oth round and 1 year left and xander is a 10th rounder with 3 years left. This is a no brainer right? wasnt planing on keeping puig or xander so the only hit is abreu. Stanton, icarlos, klubber, frazier and either betts or cdick for my keepers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper side to win this year

      • getjohanoffmyballs says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks, i pulled the trigger. instant response from another owner was how much i fucking suck. and “fuck it all” safe to say i won that deal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  95. lb. sand says:
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    Pls rank for H2H pts leagues ROS:
    Maybin
    Aoki
    Yelich

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin, Yelich

  96. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, I grabbed Hendricks yesterday, but Col hammers RH pitching so I got gun shy, SON has him as the 3rd best today $16. Thoughts on running Gausman out against Atl, SON has him at $1.50, but Uribe & K Johnson are gone? Can he overcome the mind effing from Showalters or stay away? DK emailed me to confirm everything, I asked Chris the Intern if I had to wear any DK stuff, so hopefully I’ll know by today or tomo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I picked up Gausman yesterday for today’s start, so I’m going with him… Good stuff on DK, let me know! I tried to rush you a shirt either way…

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I have Wood, but I’m not too confident starting him in Camden Yards, let alone against an American League team, Gausman it is! I have my own Angels jersey, so even if they ask me to wear a DK shirt I can just say, “yeah, I’ll wear it…… under my jersey”. But when it comes down to pitch time I can go all Superman with the Razzball under shirt!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you might have to Superman them! What can they do? Tell you you can’t throw out another first pitch? DK, please!

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: EXACTLY!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: we all need razzball shirts. I’ll have to get mine custom made

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  97. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    I actually caught Rocky 3 this weekend on TV..its the best one in my opinion…”You aint so bad!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, yeah, top 50 movie of all time, for sure… The Clubber talking to Adrian scene is one of the best

  98. Ryan Braun says:
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    Grey! thanks for the write up! love it as always.

    Braun and Jason Hammel for Jake Arrieta.

    I have the outfield depth to spare (cutch, puig, cargo, and springer in the dl)

    Any help is appreciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Braun

  99. Eden Hazard says:
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    Grey, would you stream Sanchez Hendricks or Gausman for today? Looking for at least a quality start

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them in some leagues

      • Eden Hazard says:
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        @Grey: you got a favorite of all about equal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hendricks, no idea of any matchups

  100. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    What up Grey. Any concerns that Hamels gets traded and doesn’t end up starting this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll start at some point

  101. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I need to activate Rendon. Problem is who to drop. got Odor @ 2b Delino @2b/ss Bench bats are now Duda, Sano , Melky and Polonco which is more like a rotation because 2 always play. I’m thinking Sano dude is ice cold but power factor? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Got Seager @ 3b boring but doesn’t suck.

  102. The Balking Dead says:
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    Grey! Got a big trade question in a dynasty league, 14 teams, 7×7 (OBP/TB and L/QS added)

    My: JoFer/Greinke/Pillar
    for
    His: Donaldson/Carrasco

    Thanks for the laughs every morning, and Conforto might make me go blind rosterbaiting….wait, who’s that in the corner I’m looking at?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, ha! Donaldson

  103. pipa says:
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    You think it’s crazy to drop Soler for Realmuto? Move Vogt into OF slot?

    • pipa says:
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      @pipa: or drop Soler for Tucker instead?

      • pipa says:
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        @pipa: Or Castellanos for Soler??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, crazy

  104. Maximumxpower says:
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    I picked up Odor after Gordon went on DL. I also have Correa, and Wong. Player rater has Odor above Wong. Do I drop Wong when Gordon returns. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  105. Fungazi says:
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    Who is the Braves closer if Johnson gets traded? Arodys Vizcaíno? Gotta be quick on the trigger if this goes down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vizcaino would be my guess

  106. Sideshow says:
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    Would you drop Gose for Taylor? Or Castro? I have Sano @ SS in a yahoo league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Taylor

  107. Jake DuBois says:
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    Taijuan Walker or Gausman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  108. SallyCips says:
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    One more, por favor, and a funtastic catcher ? at that! Should I drop underachieving Wilson Ramos for Coorsy Hundley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SallyCips: not in COL for this entire week.

  109. Spammer Jay says:
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    Hey Grey! Great recap of the weekend. Trade question for ya…

    12 teams, points league (non-h2h), keepers. I’m more concerned about this season than next.

    Trade my Syndergaard for his Pineda? Is it even close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

  110. Matt says:
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    Better keeper going forward:

    Springer or Brantley?

    I ask cause I’ll try and trade the other for pitching.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  111. Vmemm says:
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    Sano or France ROS?

    • Vmemm says:
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      @Vmemm:
      Franco, that is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wows, this one switched since yesterday.

  112. moldyforgoldy says:
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    just fell out of the playoffs in my h2h daily 12 teamer, any advice as to what and how i should improve or do i roll with what i got at this point?

    C – Santana
    1 – Hosmer
    2 – Altuve
    3 – Arenado
    SS – Castro
    OF – McCutchen
    OF – J Upton
    OF – Cespedes
    Util (2 spots) – Combination of whoevers ranked higher on the tron/where I’m lacking that week between Moreland, M Cabrera, K Davis, and Ces Hernandez

    SP – Lester
    SP – Samardz
    SP – McHugh
    SP – J Hammel
    SP – J Garcia
    RP – Ziegler
    RP – Osuna
    RP – Romo
    RP – Shaw
    RP – Qualls

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Samardzija, McHugh, Hammel for one bat, maybe a SS, and stream SPs

      • moldyforgoldy says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks for the reply F.M.L….is alphabets for justin turner fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Alphabets

  113. henncoop says:
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    Hope you had a great weekend.
    Need to start 2 in a weekly lineup 5X5 roto league. All the SON ratings are fairly close.
    Carasco @ Oak(12.6); [email protected] Sea(10.4); Liriano @ Min(11.3); Hammel @ Mil(5.8); Nola vs Atl(8.7); or Ross @ NYM (8.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano, Corbin

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Grrr, my bad, I miscounted …I actually need to pick 3 of those 6
        Thanks Grey …sorry for the hassle

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carrasco

  114. nyjacobs says:
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    grey what do u think of moving my price/machado for their harper/andrew miller/choo (roto) not sure i need but should i take? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price side

  115. iifish says:
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    Conforto or Taylor ROS, and next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  116. pipa says:
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    Drop Soler or Yelich for Castellanos? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  117. ebudz says:
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    Hey Grey wouldn’t be a Monday if I didn’t ask you a pitching/streaming question!

    Pitching staff looks like this in my ESPN 10 Team H2H Points league:
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Lynn, Syndergaard, Latos
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (Chavez, Chen, McCullers, Heaney)

    Probably going to stream out of one those bench players’ spot because their next starts look like this:

    McCullers: vs. LAA (-0.6), @TEX (-13.9)
    Chavez: vs. CLE (4.0), vs. BAL (19.2)
    Chen: vs. DET (0.3), @OAK (1.8)
    Heaney: @LAN (-0.2)

    1. Who is the drop based on their starts this week? I know you said Chavez is droppable but he’s the one SON loves the most this week ….

    2. Help me plan some my streams this week by picking the best one or two starts each day please!

    Week 16

    7/27
    Ray @SEA (5.0)
    Gausman vs. ATL (4.8)
    Wood @BAL (5.5)

    7/28
    J. Garcia vs. CIN (19.4)
    Fiers @SF (9.4)
    Doubront vs. PHI (8.2)
    Jimenez vs. ATL (3.8)
    Teheran @BAL (2.0)

    7/29
    Corbin @SEA (10.4)
    Peavy vs. MIL (6.9)
    Tillman vs. ATL (4.0)
    McCullers vs. LAA (-0.6)

    7/30
    Cashner @NYY (9.1)
    Chavez vs. CLE (4.0)

    7/31
    Nola vs. ATL (8.1)
    Hutchinson vs. KC (6.8)
    Milone vs. SEA (4.9)
    Walker @MIN (4.3)
    Kennedy @MIA (4.1)
    Rodon vs. NYY (6.3)
    R. de le Rosa @HOU (3.7)
    Chen vs. DET (0.3)

    8/1
    Latos vs. SD (11.5)
    Wood @PHI (9.5)
    J. Ross @NYM (8.7)
    Gausman vs. DET (2.6)
    Heaney @LAN (-0.2)

    8/2
    J. Garcia vs. COL (21.5)
    Fiers vs. CHN (17.0)
    Teheran @PHI (10.2)

    3. Anyone that should just be straight up owned over anyone on my staff? Maybe Corbin, Garcia?

    Sorry for the length but maybe these SON values will help others too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Wouldn’t mess with McCullers there 2. Gausman…Garcia…Peavy…Nola, Latos, Garcia…Corbin over Chen

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: You’re too awesome! Just the advice I needed man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  118. Jr says:
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    Need a utility option. Who would you take of these guys? League adds slg and bb’s.

    Castellanos, rios, Napoli, cron, fowler.

    Also, which side in a qs league? Cueto for j. Zim and Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos..Cueto

      • Jr says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Would you take burns over castellanos? Or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  119. PED Inc. says:
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    A tad concerned about Schwarber’s playing time going forward but I jumped the gun and picked him up last week which leaves me with two catchers on my roster in a one catcher league so who do I cut ties with after this week? I’ve already made the playoffs so the next few weeks production is not really a factor…

    Schwarber or Vogt?

    Also please rank these starts for this week, thanks!
    H2H points

    Wacha vs Col
    Tyson Ross @ NYM
    Salazar @ Oak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold the catchers if the next couple of weeks don’t matter… Wacha, Salazar

  120. Fungazi says:
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    Interesting Fact:

    Cole vs non-Reds teams: 14-2, 1.68 ERA, 0.98 WHIP
    Cole vs Reds: 0-2 6.75 ERA, 1.91 WHIP

    Cole’s next matchup is @ Cincy on Saturday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully the Reds have traded half their team by then

  121. Spyre says:
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    Tucker or Conforto ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  122. Chris says:
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    Thanks again grey
    I’m in a 5×5 h2h roto league and the guy I’m playing has 11 starts to my 8 I like my staff better but would you start Morton @min and at Cincy to get the extra start or stick with fister @ Miami

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  123. Great White North says:
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    If you had to roster one OF in an RCL with no glaring need ROS: Aoki, Parra, Soler, C. Hernandez,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  124. Scott says:
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    What the hell do you do with Matt Moore in a dynasty league? Just stash him until he remembers how to throw a ball fast?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league depth, Moore’s not that good when healthy

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Scott: try to trade to somebody who actually thinks he’ll get good when healthy, no matter what league i’m in there’s at least a couple of these guys.

  125. Chosen1 says:
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    No love for Neil Walker? He’s homered in 2 of his last 3 games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks hot

  126. SAG'N OFF says:
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    In a 10 tm need some hr from the OF. getting all my power from Albert, Arenado, Tex, Edwin, Joc Odor.
    Dropped moss to activate aoki,(ender is hitting .375 in front of goldy/pollock and he can run I’ll keep the schmo-tot for now).

    Time to cut bait with Soler or hold? ( #82 on Jfohs list)
    Best OF options with pop are Byrd, PresTuck, Belt, Grandy, Thoughts and thankyou.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You are the Hand of SAGNOF!

      • SAG'N OFF says:
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        @Grey: I will make that name correction and I will add preston tucker over soler…super quick on the reply. Appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  127. Kyman says:
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    H2H 10 Team Points League, 1 Catcher.

    Picked up Schwarber, do I dare drop Vogt? Or Jocstrap Pederson? These feast or famine guys are killing me lately… lots of famine.

    Watching these guys on the Wire like a Cyclops with a monocle: N.Castellanos, Presto Tucker,

    Here’s my login info go ahead and take the reigns…
    Password: HelpMeObiWanKenobi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Schwarber first

  128. henncoop says:
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    Slowly slipping out of contention in a 5X5 roto league with weekly lineup. I am in 4th with Pitching pulling me down overall. 2nd in W’s, 8th in saves, 5th in WHIP, 6th in ERA, & 8th in K’s Weekly pitching lineups (only 7 total pitchers ..any mix). I recently managed to acquire 4 total closers -Motte, Tolleson, Johnson, & Ramos. Starting Arieta & Wacha for sure this week.
    Other options are: McHugh has 2 starts @ home (Ari & LAA) & Nola (Atl), Carasco (@ Oak), & Odorizzi (Det)
    Do I roll with the 4 closers ( all with 7 games except Ramos) & 1 SP assuming Carasco or McHugh or just use 3 closers this week with those 3 or whoever you think would be best?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tolleson, Ramos, Motte, McHugh

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: That fills 6 slots …so Carasco @ Oak or Odorrizi @ home vs Det or the 4th closer Johnson in the last spot?
        Sorry for the confusion …again
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carrasco

          • henncoop says:
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            @Grey: Thanks …much appreciated

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  129. MB says:
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    In a keeper where the top 55 are kept, would you want syndergaard or strasburg going forward after this year? 7×7 with QS and K per nine instead of Ks too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras

      • MB says:
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        @Grey: Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  130. TD says:
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    Matt Duffy or Cesar Hernandez in a 6×6 H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Cesar

      • TD says:
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        @Grey:

        My current starter at 3B is Longoria, who isn’t doing much for me in the power department and is dragging down my average. Starting offensive roster is as follows:

        C: Schwarber
        1B: Goldschmidt
        2B: Panik
        3B: Longoria/Duffy/Cesar
        SS: Correa
        OF1: J. Upton
        OF2: Brantley
        OF3: Bruce
        U: Freeman

  131. Green monstah says:
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    Hey Jam master Grey! Hope you had a great weekend!

    Time to decide who to lock in as my utility for this week; it’s a h2h points / weekly lock league .

    It’s my Carlos Santana vs my Michael Conforto.

    Or look to add + start any of these over either C Santana or Conforto:

    Jung ho kang, Preston Tucker, Trevor plouffe, Gerrardo Parra, Matt Duffy, alexei Ramirez , kelly Johnson or lastly nick castellanos.

    Here’s the week’s matchup for each hitter:

    *Carlos Santana:
    Series in Cleveland vs royals(Volquez, C Young, Guthrie .)

    2nd series @ Oakland (Bassitt, Graveman, Pomeranz, Gray.)

    *Michael Conforto:
    Series in NY vs padres( shields, Ross, cashner.)

    2nd series in NY vs Nats(Gonzalez, joe Ross, zimmermann.)

    — the others:

    *Jung ho kang:
    Series @ Minnesota (pelfrey, Ervin Santana, that’s a 2 game series)

    2nd series @ cincy : (Thursday SP tba, lorenzen, Iglesias , leake.)

    *Preston Tucker:
    First series in Houston vs Angels( CJ Wilson, G Richards, shoemaker)

    2nd series vs D backs (De la Rosa, hellickson, Ray.)

    *Trevor Plouffe:
    1st series vs pirates (Morton, liriano)

    2nd series vs mariners( Happ, Walker, Montgomery, iwakuma.)

    —-

    *Gerrardo Parra:
    1st series @ SF (Heston, Cain, peavy.)

    2nd series vs Cubs (arrieta, hammel, Hendricks, wada.)

    ——-

    *Matt Duffy series vs Brewers (lohse, peralta, Fiers.)

    2nd series @ Rangers (nick Martinez, Harrison, Peres.)

    —–

    *Alexei Ramirez 1st series @ boston (Joe kelly, miley, porcello, Steven wright.)

    2nd series home vs Yankees (sabathia , evoladi, nova.)

    —-

    * Kelly Johnson same as Conforto .

    * Nick Castellanos

    1st series @ TB (karns, odorizzi, archer)

    2nd series @ Baltimore (miquel Gonzalez, Chen, gausman, Jimenez.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  132. Dunce says:
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    Hey Grey, awesome work as usual!
    In a 12 team keeper H2H
    Would you trade Jungmann, T ross and J Upton for Kluber? Or is that too much for him and do i need to make a move? Thanks!

    My current pitching:
    Scherzer
    J Garcia
    Corbin
    T Ross
    Jungmann
    Erasmo
    A Wood
    Berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Dunce says:
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        @Grey: thanks! I was not sure if that was too much for Kluber, being how well Jungmann is doing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no idea if you need to make a move, you should look at your standings

  133. M says:
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    After Hammel’s blowup to the Phillies…time to sell? He imploded after the 2nd half last year.

    After having 13/15 points in era at the ASG 2/3 of my rotation is Hammel and Kaz…so trying to unload both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

  134. RicoSuave says:
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    Please pick 3 closers/ RP for this week… 14 team H2H points league…

    Jansen 2 games vs OAK and 3 games vs LAA;
    Motte 3 games vs COL and 4 @ MIL;
    Alex Wood 2 starts @ BAL and @ PHI;
    Chapman 3 games @ STL and 4 vs PIT.

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Motte

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Muchas Gracias!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  135. I appreciate your reminders about Cueto and Yunel, two of the game’s finest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

      • @Grey: Just to make sure I wasn’t being unfair (I really really REALLY want to move on from this Cueto thing and live a normal life), today I googled “Cueto regrets kicking Larue’s face”. Zero results.

  136. The HAND OF SAGNOF says:
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    Time for a new avatar. Strictly being referred to as a hand I should leave my ugly mug out of the pic. Preston (the samauri) Tucker for all the marbles…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice work Hand!

  137. RicoSuave says:
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    Hughes or Wei-Yin Chen ROS?

    thanks again and again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  138. Big papa says:
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    Got to cut one pitcher among Rodney-A Sanchez Tor or Velasquez Hous Need saves more than wins Rodney was supposed to be my stud I have Osuna & Doolittle (wishful thinking) in 11 team AL only league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez

  139. tentyme says:
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    In a h2h weekly points league …..I feel dumb asking this but would you bench M Harvey vs gio and play either ( T. Kohler vs Fister , jungmann vs j. hammels , wisler vs nola , rubby vs S> Feldman ) ??? thx for the help grey !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  140. jacks says:
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    Hello: 4X4 league … would you rather play two start Shark (NYY and @BOS) or MadBUm at Texas? Usually play MadBum regardless, but @ TX can be dangerous and Madbum will be deprived of his ABs so might be a little out of sorts. But can I trust the Shark. He has been on a roll….
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

  141. ashtray says:
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    My league simply refuses to trade. So dang frustrating.

    Anyway, I’ve got to activitate Jaime Garcia which requires a drop. Could you please give me 1 batter and 1 pitcher that you’d drop?

    C-Carlos Santana
    1-Rizzo
    2-Panik
    3-Arenado
    S-Zobrist
    O-Brantley
    O-Maybin
    O-Betts
    U-Lind
    U-Revere
    B-Pederson
    B-Odor

    SP-Carrasco
    Salazar
    Burnett
    Richards
    Quintana
    Heston
    Syndergaard

    RP-Rosenthal
    Britton
    Smith
    Ramos

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Panik…Quintana

  142. Graham says:
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    12 team, 5×5 OBP league. Looking to shore up my roster for the playoffs. The following has been proposed to me (Numbers in parentheses are where the player can be kept for next year):

    I give:
    Abreu (5th Round)
    t. Walker (12th Round)

    I get:
    Gerrit Cole (3rd Round)
    Encarnacion (1st round)
    Yordano Ventura (18th Round)

    I have Carlos Santana and Victor Martinez as my backup first basemen. I need the biggest amount of help in SP. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Cole

  143. Sad Keanu says:
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    Am I crazy to still want Rendon? Would you give up Abreu ($22) for Rendon ($9)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

    • @Sad Keanu: Speaking as someone who drafted Rendon second and has been holding him all year, you’re insane in the membrane.

  144. Chad says:
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    I’m in a 10 team keeper league… would it be a mistake to offer up my Carlos Martinez ($2) and Corey Seager ($2) for Nelson Cruz? I’m sitting in 4th place, my offense is underachieving and my pitching is average to above average.
    My pitching consists of Martinez, Arrieta, Hamels, Lynn, Big Erv, Carrasco, Latos, Alex Wood, and Jesse Chavez.
    Outfield is Jones, Pence, Marte, Melky, and Souza (Span on DL).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  145. Jumbo says:
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    Should I drop Maybin or heyward for Werth? H2h, roto, 8-team league. I have marte, Puig, tucker, cargo, and springer. Thanks broseph

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  146. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft h 2 h
    My SPs–
    Sanchez, Aaron Nola, Salazar, T Walker, Heaney, Erasmo, T Ross

    Any of these available FA over my SPs or hold and keep streaming like crazy?

    Jungmann, Buehrle, Bolsinger, Quintana, A Wood, Corbin, Leake, Joe Ross, Colby Lewis, McHugh, Ervin, E Rod

    great write up man!

    best,
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin over Taijuan, thanks!

  147. Fister Furbush says:
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    10 team H2H points-Non Keeper

    Please give me a few words on how you feel about my team Sir Albright. Any suggestions?

    Perez
    Abreu
    Gordon
    Arenado
    Tulo
    Gomez
    Cespedes
    Ellsbury
    Utility-Calhoun/Sano/Zobrist

    Pitching:
    Price
    DeGrom
    Bumgarner
    Harvey
    Lester/Shields/Syndergaard/Hammel

    K.Jansen
    T.Rosenthal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Team looks solid, pitching looks crazy strong

      • RUNNING THROUGH THE 6 WITH MY WOEZ says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man. Makes me feel good!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  148. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    You stashing Walden anywhere? He already has 2 games in on rehab. Less than 5% owned in ESPN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Great White North says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: I am, but only because he was the best RP that was DL eligible, and I had Aoki coming off. Not much was out there for DL bats. Hte to waste a good DL slot.

  149. gogulls says:
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    Drop Cron for Castellanos?
    Getting low on transaction funds for yr but pretty solid everywhere else. Worth the upgrade difference?

    Thanks!
    Question is did Ventura practice his Clubber Lang in that Mr. T voice? Sure got Adrian hot and bothered!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold… Yeah, def in T voice

  150. Nightmare says:
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    2 start Iglesias (@stl @pitt) in my RP slot or Kenly Jansen?

    Weekly H2H points

    Cardinals have a week lineup tonight but Lynn is pitching. Jansen has 5 games all at home. This is a silly question isn’t it grey bird

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen

  151. Chris says:
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    One more question grey again I’m in a 5×5 roto h2h league I’m more concerned about power than I am speed and average who would you go with at dh pick 2 plz and thanks

    Pedro parades and alcedes escobar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides, Pedro

  152. Wilson says:
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    MI question

    Odor, Cesar, Walker, Lindor, Alexei, Zobrist, A Escorbar, D Gordon
    Pick the best two for ROS, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Gordon

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: thanks
        Correa over all of them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  153. Dan says:
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    What do you think of Randal Grichuk vs Preston Tucker ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk is better long term

  154. Kluber Troopers says:
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    I’ve been offered Machado for my Carlos Gonzalez and Arrieta. What do you think?

    I currently start Franco at 3B.

    Pitching rotation looks like: Arrieta, Lester, Liriano, Carrasco, Corbin, and Strasburg on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  155. HighHeat says:
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    I have been using Vogt in my util spot but he seems to have cooled of considerably. I have been offered Puig straight up. Do you think Puig will get it together ros? redraft. Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Puig

  156. Q says:
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    Would you rather have McCann @$11 next yr or Ellsbury @$15. I would be trading McCann away.

    Don’t have to keep either if you don’t think either will be worth it.

    Thanks. Happy Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ells

  157. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Is Aoki and Heyward too much for Scherzer (20 teams)? Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  158. tentyme says:
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    In a h2h weekly points league which pitcher would you start Tom Kohler, Wisler, kzar, rubby or jungmann… thx for the suggestion grey !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of matchups

      • tentyme says:
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        @Grey: Kohler vs fister, wisler vs nola, rubby vs feldman kzar vs bassit. JungMann vs hammels….. the Grey !! BTW I think Kohler is at home in Miami and wisler, kzar, JungMann and rubby are all pitching away.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Koehler

  159. Bob Loblaw says:
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    Overloaded in SB and SV (and W FWIW) and need everything else, thinking about offering Altuve, Belt, Britton and let the guy pick Lackey, Samardzija or Gio for his Votto, Duffy, and he picks from Price or Kluber. Fair enough? Should I be willing to part with Harvey, Carrasco or Tanaka instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Bob Loblaw says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for looking! Harvey, Carrasco, or Tanaka replacing Lackey/Shark/Gio is too much though, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do the other ones first then come back if they don’t work

  160. Pat says:
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    who do you like this week? Hamilton or Yelich?
    Billy Hamilton [email protected] 4pirates or
    Yelich, 3 nats 3padres?

    thanks for the advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  161. royce! says:
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    Victorino to Angels for Rutledge. I’ve heard that this frees up a spot for Castillo, but does it really? De Aza is starting against RHP anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Isn’t Rusney hurt? I mean, currently

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I grabbed Rusney, I see now he was called up, sorry didn’t realize that when you commented

        • royce! says:
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          @Grey: Yeah, I did in a couple of places too, but missed him where I needed him most because I would have had to drop Conforto or Tucker, and I didn’t know if the Sawx intend to actually start Castillo daily. Eh well.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I don’t think they intend to start him until he actually hits

  162. JJ says:
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    Pick 2 for Util bat ROS
    Piscotty, Melky, Castellanos, Eaton, Plouffe, Dyson, Forsythe, Kang, M.Taylor, T.Hunter, Schoop, N.Walker, C.Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan, Melky

  163. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Clippard to the Mets – does Familia keep the job?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn:
      As a Met fan and a Clippard owner. Familia is the Closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure yet, hope not for personal reasons

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: hahahaha, since you traded him to Sky!

  164. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Hey man,

    Hope your weekend was fun. Pondering which 2 of these 4 schomatoes is a better plug in play this week between : Tucker, Castellanos, Parra or Tomas? Right now I’ve got Tucker and Parra in, but I’m feeling a Parra trade is going to happen real quick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, Castellanos

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Awesome! Tanks a million dude.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  165. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick three for right now:

    Tucker
    Belt
    Duda
    Melky
    Rusney

    Ervin or Latos?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, Ks, Ks/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda
      Melky
      Tucker…Latos

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Crawford over any of them?

        And what do you think of Rusney now that he was in the starting lineup tonight?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rusney will platoon

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: Figured as much but didn’t know if he was worth it. What about Crawford? I can claim him tonight and dump anyone of those guys.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Crawford over Tucker

  166. Gareth says:
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    Pick 2 of these three streamers for tonight:

    AJ Pierzynski @ baltimore vs Gausman

    Anthony Gose @ tampa bay vs Karns

    Stephen Piscotty @ home vs the Reds Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty, Gose

  167. tentyme says:
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    Kohler vs fister, wisler vs nola, rubby vs feldman kzar vs bassit. JungMann vs hammels….. thx Grey !! BTW I think Kohler is at home in Miami and wisler, kzar, JungMann and rubby are all pitching away. Which pitcher in a h2h weekly points league would you start ? Thx again !!

    • tentyme says:
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      @tentyme: I see your response above. Thx again grey !!

  168. Gareth says:
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    Last of the Mujicans is gone in my league. Who’s the next speculative add? Pomeranz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  169. Gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Gareth: nope, just G 3 out of 4 here too.

  170. The Talent Show says:
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    weekly 5×5 h2h. pick two please. rizzo, rendon, sano?? Thx Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Rendon

  171. JoeG414 says:
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    Whos the first pickup Mujica or Pomz ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica

  172. Geat White North says:
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    Are we stashing Doolittle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In AL-Only leagues

  173. slew says:
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    Rusney is in tonight’s starting lineup for the Sox.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I grabbed him

  174. Bread N Mustard says:
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    Nick Castellanos or Michael Comforto? (ReDraft)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos

      • Bread N Mustard says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  175. Hal Incandenza says:
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    I’m a Survivor fan but I still think the stevedore was the best sighting. I hope his back is holding up! (Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but it’s a little odd seeing one of the biggest egos of Survivor working a counter.)

    I need to drop a guy in a 13 team 6 x 6 (OPS and Holds) roto league. I was thinking it would be Cesar when Dee returns, but I think I want to hold onto him as a speed backup for 2B/SS as I like the versatility/speed combo there. Who should I drop? I’m trying to make up some ground in Holds and I’m a little under the IP cap pace, making it a little tougher to drop a pitcher. I’d like to give Tucker a little more of a shot since I just picked him up, but I can play Reddick/Kemp in RF and Burns/Kemp in CF. Drop Tucker and Press-on?

    C Stephen Vogt, Oak 1B, C
    1B Jose Abreu, CWS 1B
    2B Cesar Hernandez, Phi CF, 2B, SS
    3B Nolan Arenado, Col 3B
    SS Hanley Ramirez, Bos SS, LF
    LF Yoenis Cespedes, Det LF
    CF Matt Kemp, SD CF, LF, RF
    RF Preston Tucker, Hou LF, RF
    UTIL Corey Dickerson, Col LF
    Bench Josh Reddick, Oak RF
    Bench Billy Burns, Oak CF
    Bench Miguel Sano, Min 3B
    DL Dee Gordon*, Mia 2B

    P Drew Storen, Wsh RP
    P Santiago Casilla, SF RP
    P Junichi Tazawa, Bos RP
    P Roberto Osuna, Tor SP, RP
    P Brad Ziegler, Ari RP
    P Jake Odorizzi, TB SP
    P Jason Motte, ChC RP
    P Rafael Soriano, ChC RP
    P Jeremy Jeffress, Mil RP
    Bench Jake Arrieta, ChC SP
    Bench Carlos Carrasco, Cle SP, RP
    Bench Danny Salazar, Cle SP
    Bench Lance McCullers, Hou SP

    Thanks amigo.

    • Bread N Mustard says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: I’m just curious, how many teams are in your league and why do you have so many closers?

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Bread N Mustard: in a 13 team 6 x 6 (OPS and Holds) roto league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup! Lose Burns

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: Okey dokey. Might have to send out a couple of bad trade offers first, though! Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  176. Gareth says:
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    Best specultivate add:

    Benoit, Hoover or Tazawa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoover

  177. greg says:
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    Hey. so now my hitting lineup is infielder heavy, and for some reason, not getting too many steals…Betts/Yellich….I can’t see dropping anyone, but here is lineup, and here is “sagnof” or otherwise help on wire:

    c: Gomes
    1b: Cron
    2b: Odor
    SS: Sano/Desmond
    3b: Franco/Rendon
    OF: Yellich/Betts/Byrd

    On wire:
    Eaton, Aoki, Deshields, AHicks, MTaylor (won’t he sit when Werth comes back?), AJackson, Coughlin

    I can’t get excited about any, but steals are getting low, and wouldn’t know who to drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd’s first guy off your team… Can go Hicks if need steals

      • greg says:
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        @Grey: Do you like Hicks over Eaton, in general? I imagine they’ll be pretty close in steals ROS….no?

        Greg

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why ROS? Do you have a waiver wire limit?

          • greg says:
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            @Grey: We do….I’m not up against it yet….it’s 85 per season I’m at 64, need to save some for playoffs…..it’s not at critical juncture yet. :) So looking for best overall power/speed/production level for at least more than a week…how’s that.

            Greg

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go Eaton then over Hicks

  178. Fish says:
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    10 Team Redraft league with R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG for hitting and IP, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS for pitching. Do I give Price, Hosmer, Ellsbury for Fielder Braun? The rest of my pitching staff is fairly deep so I may be able to give up top of the rotation talent.

    Syndergaard
    Arrieta
    Jose Fernandez
    Wood
    Cashner
    Samrdzija
    Estrada
    Motte
    Uehara
    Ramos
    Robertson

    Thanks as usual!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you need hitting

  179. Blake says:
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    Hey Grey! I have an AL only keeper league question for you. Billy Burns and Correa (both keep able) for Price, Aybar, and Carrasco? Is that enough value to give up Correa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  180. Gareth says:
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    Rumblings about Fernando Rodriguez taking over as closer for the A’s.

    Please make this so.

    F-ROD!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  181. Gareth says:
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    1st inning.

    Cleveland – 2 hits, no runs. Kipnis thrown our at the plate.

    Kansas city – 2 hits. 3 runs. A 3 run bomb from Eric Hosmer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Making it count

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Indians hitting bombs too now – of the solo kind :-( with your 2nd half buy recommendation (Carlos Santana) bringing the thunder.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’ll get hot

  182. Geat White North says:
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    Down to two SP rostered in my bestie RCL (Cueto and Price). Sure does make for roster flexiblity on days like today. Phillips, Hardy, Castillo, and TheJesus are my batty calls. Already dumped three of ’em for RPs for tommorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup! I have three SPs, and loaded my team with hitters and am 0-for-7 so far, yay!

  183. JoeG414 says:
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    Tolly gets run over by Kela while shagging fly balls today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he hurt?

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Went down , limp off the field . He was tackled by Kela, like he wanted to hurt him.

        • Gareth says:
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          @JoeG414: Is this fan fiction? Did they passionately embrace next?

          • JoeG414 says:
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            @Gareth:
            Check out the video on the MLB Score broad site

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jesus

  184. Gareth says:
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    It’s the “guess the A’s closer” game in the rcl.

    Five minutes after the news broke someone grabbed Edward Mujica.

    I had some streamer room so added Drew Pomeranz and Fernando Rodriguez. Double down biatches!

    The other guy wasn’t done and grabbed Eric O’Flaherty for good measure.

    Who will win the “guess the A’s closer” game?

    Stay tuned to find out.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Gareth: it won’t be the other F-Rod, and if it is, it’ll take over a week, since the other 2 or 3 will have to fail (probably numerous times) first.

  185. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey – Segura, Travis or Logan at MI?

    Thanks!

    • Gareth says:
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      @Jaymz: Jean Genie. Let yourself Goooooooo! Sagnof.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  186. Gareth says:
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    Looks like Sky’s Alex Wood recommendation is working out so far. I didn’t stream him today, as I’d been burned before (no pun intended).

  187. Gareth says:
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    Just binged watched all three seasons of Orange is the new Black. When I was done, someone told me the next season isn’t out until next June!

    Is this how the Phillies feel?

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Gareth: just missed your g3, had to settle for G 3 out of 4 with response in the comment that broke it up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  188. robhalla says:
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    activating GARCIA today gotta drop one of these pitchers– can ya give me your opinion:

    Burnett, McCullers, Salazaar,Nola, Heston. Others are Tanaka, Keuchel Syndeeee

    Non keeper- W L ERA Whip K QS 10 team roto
    Thx man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

      • robhalla says:
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        agreed Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  189. goodfold2 says:
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    we keeping axford for now over mujica/pom? in most important league i have perkins/familia (i know he’s fine)/osuna/axford and 11 SP not including matz on DL and berrios in NA. least value ROS is probably j.ross, since effin stressbird probably back soon. stash mujica over anybody or hold? he will be gone in some leagues in next few hours, in this money one probably not till he gets actual save. i have axford in at least 5 leagues. pom available in most of these as well, and my main competition for saves vulturing is a guy who just used 3/5 of his weekly adds right before 1st gametime, so he won’t grab till actual save. OAK doesn’t play today at all so i could have time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Axford

  190. Nolan says:
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    Have axford,holland, Ziegler add Mujica or wait for a vizcaino net saves/saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add Mujica over Vizacaino

  191. Miney says:
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    Tucker,soler,deshields,dyson. Roll with that or add castelannos,Souza,choo for any of the top ones.
    Or just keep adding dropping based on matchups.

    Who’s your top 3 Mujica,pomeranz,Maurer,Hoover,vizcaino,will smith,jeffress,petricka,Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matchups…Mujica, Hoover, Jeffress

  192. Cookie Monster says:
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    Not sure if you know anything about Tyler Glasnow, prospect for the Pirates, but would you send Glasnow and Nola in a keepers league to get Ryan Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Braun, but I’d ask Prospect Mike

  193. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I picked up Mejia yesterday, but with the acquisition of Clippard, it seems that he’s 3rd in line for Saves now. Do you see a scenario where he is involved in a deal to a team that will use him as a closer? The only one I can see is if Chapman is traded away, and Cincy deals Bruce to NYM for ?? and Mejia.
    I would like to stream Godley vs. SEA tomorrow and the only two guys I can drop are Mejia and Myers. I’m not ready to drop Myers till we hear how his wrist is doing.
    Worth the stream? I already had Hendricks blow-up on me.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia is a setup man for every team unless traded to the A’s, drop him

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the reassurance.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  194. Bob says:
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    Mat Latos or Jaime Garcia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  195. Jonny Toocash says:
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    whos the one player thats constantly being added/dropped by different teams in your league this year grey?

    its david peralta in mine.

    also did we ever get an answer on who the “player who consistently out performs their draft slot” question you posed a few weeks ago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve dropped Aoki about 2 dozen times alone… Kyle Lohse was the player

  196. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Time to bail on lucroy yet? My options are realmuto or cervelli.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

  197. J-FOH says:
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    Oh crap. I’m all on Rodriguez nuts in Oakland and now espn considers him the frontrunner. F me in the neck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why do they consider him the frontrunner? S’s and g’s? Someone on the A’s say that?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: their reason is same as mine. 25 K’s over last 18 innings with a 2.45 era. And he’s been their most consistent right hander. To add to their words he has a 1.03 whip on tge year which without looking at numbers usually means low walk rate.

        Wait a minute. I don’t do closers here ;-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Their words also say if Clippard’s traded, so that’s old news…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: did A’s announce mujica or did they say committee?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I haven’t heard anything yet

  198. Skeezix says:
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    If you had a chance to try and seal your league with the following trade in a keeper league, would you do it? Give…

    McCutchen/Correa/Taijuan Walker/Jim Johnson/Severino, for
    Ellsbury/Brendan Crawford/Lance Lynn/Cody Allen/Chris Davis

    The key points aside from the obvious replacements are that Lynn bumps Kyle Hendricks from my final starting rotation spot, Davis replaces Duda as my second starter at 1B, and Cody Allen provides me with a 4th starting closer to use in my Util pitching spot. Originally I was supposed to get Gerrit Cole instead of Lynn, but not sure that would pass so trying to see if this is still worth it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade’s not good

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! If it’s Cole instead of Lynn, does that change your tune?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t understand what you’re mortgaging your future for in this trade, it’s not good

          • Skeezix says:
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            @Grey: Fair enough Grey. I commented on an article the other day where you said it was a no-brainer to take Crawford/Ellsbury/Davis/Allen/Cole for Correa/Cutch. Does that mean you’re saying it’s adding in Johnson/Severino/Walker that changes your mind?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I likely thought it was for the Cutch side…

  199. Bob says:
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    6×6 roto with OPS
    Who do you like ROS?
    colabello
    Torii
    Melky
    Grichuk
    Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  200. Gabe says:
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    who do you think is going to be more valuable Dallas Keuchel or Joc Pederson?

    you buying Joc ROS

    you buying Kuechel keeping it up?

  201. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    would you trade Stanton for Tulo?

    h2h Keeper league

  202. Carnac says:
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    Thanks to Obamacare, Jose Reyes’ insurance provider can’t drop him now that he plays for the Rockies.

    • Carnac says:
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      imo the return Colorado got for Tulowitzki was… Too low.

    • Carnac says:
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      Tolu’s gonna need that Canadian healthcare what with that Canadian turf! Thank you my fans.

  203. SteveNZ says:
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    Jeez, ignore Twitter fir a day and miss all the news.

    Car-Go though. Wow. Glad I held him.

  204. the Degromancer says:
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    you rock Grey!!

    who do you like better between panik or devon travis in a dynasty league?

  205. Bammers says:
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    I got another trade question for you if you dont mind (kind of a long one). This is in a 30 team deep h2h dynasty contract points league. I am going for the win now and in the next couple of years since my minors system is awful. The main thing I need is SP, but I got the chance to get Kimbrel, so I may change that (its a points league). I got offered
    His Kimbrel/Tom Koehler (#75 SP in our league)/Martin Prado
    for
    my Castellanos/Anthony Gose/Buck Farmer/2nd and 5th round picks.

    Prado would replace Castellanos in the starting lineup for me and Gose is my util/bench player.

    He wants Prado included to dump his salary. I am enough under the cap that I can take it on. Noone else in the deal has a contract that is a dealbreaker.

    Is this giving up too much to get Kimbrel and a middling SP? I got another offer out there for my Jose Iglesias/Gose/Ziomek (my best pitching prospect) for Liriano. Should I be targeting a good SP like that instead?

  206. mzyptlk says:
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    Cesar vs Doubront or Desmond vs. Fernandez tonight?

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