Let me know if you can tell what song I’m listening to while I write this.  Scott Schebler hit his 13th home run; it was the third straight game with a homer.  Whoa, make me sweaty (Bam-ba-Lam)!  I’ve mentioned before (numerous times) that Schebler was always loved by Razzball/Steamer projections, but why?  He’s so rock steady (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Whoa, Dave Righetti (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Schebler took a while to catch on, but he’s still only 26, and, as a 23-year-old in the minors, he hit 28 HRs and stole 10 bases while hitting .280 in Double-A, and continued that in Triple-A, always hitting for power and getting some steals.  He’s not from Birmingham (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Way down in Alabam’ (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Well, he’s shakin’ that thing (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Boy, he makes me sing (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Whoa, drop confetti (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Across the board now, ROS projections are singing Schebler’s praises and I’m done fighting him.  If you combine his ROS projections and what he’s done so far, they have him down for a 30 HR, 10 SBs, .255 guy.  Whoa, pot of neti, (Bam-ba-Lam)!  At this point, there’s no reason to not own Schebler until further notice.  Whoa, sometimes I dress my dog up like a yeti, (Bam-ba-Lam)!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Finnegan – Will throw off the mound today for the first time since he strained his trapezius.  He’s still about a month away from returning.  People have returned quicker after falling from a trapeze.

Carlos Carrasco – Ready to start today in Cincy.  Indians pitching coach Mikey Callaway said. “He feels great.  His bullpen was outstanding the other day.”  When Callaway was asked about the water he was drinking, he said, “So refreshing!  Just really terrific!  Damn fine water!”  Apparently, Callaway only has one level.

Junior Guerra – Expected back from the DL this week.  ‘Member when he went down on Opening Day?  At the time, we thought pitchers would only go on the DL when they were hurt.  We were so young and naive then, and you had more hair.

Mike Zunino – Recalled from Triple-A.  Zunino will take over the catching duties, and just being an all-around doodie.

Kyle Schwarber – Didn’t start yesterday, which I wouldn’t have usually mentioned but short schedule day and it’s interesting because he sat vs. a weak lefty.  This could be a sign of things to come if everyone stays healthy.

Javier Baez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Also, in this game, Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4, 2 RBIs with his 5th homer.  These two homers have Schwarber looking up like, “Hey, did someone turn on a heat lamp?”

John Lackey – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.82.  This guy is the biggest POS the world has ever seen.  How do get rope-a-doped vs. the Giants at home?  You couldn’t get the heater past Joe Effin’ Panik?  Panik, indeed, on your career, you horse-toothed jackass!  I need to move on before I get an ulcer from Lackey.  He’s making me lose my shizz!

Hunter Pence – Ran sprints on Monday.  Today, he will run Verizons.

Joe Panik – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I need to move on quickly because Lackey feelings are bubbling to the surface again.  I’m a volcano of emotions ready to explode!

Ty Blach – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  You know what neurons are firing in Maddon’s brain-melon, right?  The Cubs didn’t hit the starter yesterday and not coincidentally Happ was sitting out.  As for Blach, he’s the type that is huge value in NL-Only or deep leagues, but a Stream-o-Nator call in most mixed leagues.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .241.  Okay, one last thing on Lackey, the Giants were the worst National League team for runs!  Seriously, Lackey, retire forever and sell your teeth for billboard ad space.

Phil Hughes – Hit the DL, because he felt stiffness in his shoulder.  Supposedly, Hughes asked the team trainer, “Can you get that stiffness from my shoulder into my pants?”

Max Kepler – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Maybe he didn’t pan out as well as we hoped (maybe, my ass!), but there’s still time for him to come around, and he’s obviously schmotato’ing.

Joe Mauer – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .274.  Mauer was featured in Mike Honcho’s guys to stream this week.  I don’t have anything nice to say about Mauer; we’ve chosen to live separate lives, but Mike obviously likes him this week.

Jorge Polanco – 4-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .268.  Without looking it up, I’m guessing Polanco has at least four hits on the year.

Miguel Sano – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, and his 11th homer, hitting .319.  In mere moments, nay, seconds, nay milliseconds, I will tell you why every single hitter Minny-sota (that’s how they talk, right?) was Babe Cobb Ruth.  Though, Sano has had a nice year so far, I’d still be looking to sell him if I needed another piece.

Kyle Gibson – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 8.62 vs. Ubaldo Jimenez 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.17.  This matchup was billed as, “The One Where Whitey Ford Can Still Pitch Better Than Either Pitcher, And You Legitimately Don’t Know If Whitey’s Alive, And It Doesn’t Matter Because Either Way He’s Better Than These Guys.”

Adam Jones – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  The pitchers in this game were so bad if you didn’t do something you suck.  I’m farting in your general direction, Schoop.  Mollywhop or go home!

Michael Pineda – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  Usually Pineda is like a crazy ex-girlfriend.  Not the TV show, but an actual ex who paints on your parent’s house, “D*CKHEAD” from one angle and “ASSHOLE” from the other angle to cover visitors coming from east and west directions.  Meaning:  Pineda was just impossible to prepare for no matter the matchup.  This year, totally different Pineda.  Start to start, he looks predictable, in a good way.

Brett Gardner – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .281.  Not saying he gets there, but he’s on pace for a top 30 outfielder season.  Prolly should own just to find out.

Chris Carter – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  I’ve already gone over this but it escapes basic logic and reasoning that Carter’s batting ninth.  I understand Hicks has been hot, but Hicks is more of a 9-hole hitter and Carter more of a six-hole hitter.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and he went 4-for-4 on Sunday.  Junior M.A.F.I.A. can’t even stop him.

Jason Vargas – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  It’s slightly hilarious and slightly not hilarious that Vargas, with a 2.30 ERA, was dropped in my RCL league, and I’m not putting in a waiver claim for him either.  The Regression Fairies can stay in the den talking to a flamboyant uncle for only so long until they come looking for Vargas.

Jorge Bonifacio – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd in three games, hitting .268.  Looks like a hot schmotato, but no one is actually picking him up so let’s move on before we insult each other’s intelligence.

Jeff Hoffman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.29.  Fun fact!  Jeff Hoffman is so boring people forgot who Jeff Hoffman was when he was at the Thanksgiving table, and those people were his family.  If people wanted us to remember Jeff Hoffman, they would’ve named him something like Mickey McHeatstein.  Hoffman does throw fast, and I’m marking the box to track him, but more for NL-Only leagues.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .291.  I just won this eBay auction to get a bag of grass from Splendor in the Grass that Natalie Wood rolled around in, and I can’t wait to show my dying mother–NOOOOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Jerad Eickhoff – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  A bleh start to go with a bleh season.  He’s a Jer-khoff.

Josh Donaldson – Began a rehab stint.  Not to be Mr. Exposition, but he’s been sidelined for the better part of three months with calf problems, I don’t think it’s going to be a great year for him.

Gerrit Cole – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.36.  Is it me (I don’t think it’s me) or does every time Cole gets near a 3.00 ERA he gives up a crapload of runs and is knocked back to a 3.30 ERA pitcher?

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  That’s one home run for each of his moobs.

Ender Inciarte – 5-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .279.  I hope this is him coming out of his funk of the last few weeks, because I did one of those things where I dropped someone (Pillar) and kept Ender so I will not give up on Ender because Pillar heated up.  I’m stuck with Ender as long as Pillar hits.  I don’t know why this makes sense to me.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  Solid enough start, but not worth the effort to spell out his name.

Zack Greinke – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  I’ll admit that I didn’t think Greinke had another great season in him, and it’s held me back from fully embracing him, but he looks like he’s having that one more great season.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .315.  Au Shizz!

Joe Ross – Will rejoin the Nats’ rotation on Tuesday.  After having a 7.47 ERA in the majors, he went to Triple-A where he had a 5.50 ERA.  That’s better like, “That’s not a pubic hair in your eggs, that’s a hair from the top of my head.”  I’d wait and see with Ross in most leagues.

Anibal Sanchez – Optioned to Triple-A Toledo.  For those unfamiliar with the city of Toledo, it’s the Mecca of Ohio, often referred to as Holy Toledo.

Michael Fulmer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.55.  Another damn good start from Fulmer, but his peripherals don’t scream 2.55 ERA.  They don’t even politely state it.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Also, in this game, Corey Dickerson went 1-for-4 with his 12th homer.  Mean’s while, the guy who owns Carlos Santana silently weeps like his guitar cover song.

JC Ramirez – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.81 vs. Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  This start seemed bioengineered by the Stream-o-Nator to have two solid starts from Jesus Christ Ramirez and Jake “And The Fat Man Eats Two Eggs” Odorizzi.  Odorizzi is a little more ownable in the big picture, but why are you looking at the big picture, you voyeur?  You peeper?  Keep your dirty eyes on your own picture.

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (2) and legs (10).  Maybin’s been having a sneaky valuable last week-plus.  He’s hitting over .450 in the last week with four steals in the last eight games.  It’s all about the sample sizes, snitches!

C.J. Cron – Demoted to Triple-A, a day after hitting a grand slam.  Guys and five girls, when you have prospects like Cliff Pennington and Nolan Fontana (didn’t make up that name), you can only wait on a guy that had a .792 OPS last year.  That OPS was only as good as Chris Davis and Adam Duvall.  I mean, c’mon!  Nolan Fontana had a .195 average last year in Triple-A.  You don’t get better than that!  Long story short, Cron shouldn’t have waved his Cron-nut at Mrs. Sciosciapath.

  1. Marty SV says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for the write-up.

    My current and only SS is Jose Peraza, and with Swanson on the WW and waking up, should I drop Peraza for him? I can also drop: Healy, A. Gonzalez, Smoak, E. Inciarte.

    Schebler’s also still on the wire. Would you drop any of the above names to snag him?

    Thanks for the help!

    • Packers says:
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      @Marty SV: Keep Peraza, drop Agon for Schebler.

  2. Another Dan says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Good stuff as usual.

    A) I was the nobody who batty called Jorge Niceface in a 20 teamer yesterday.
    B) I own multiple shares in Mike F so I guess I am a resident at Folty Towers.
    C)
    D) Have a good day.

    best wishes,

    Dan

  3. Scott says:
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    Ok. Lackey looked like $hit again vs a crappy lineup. I sat him when he threw 7 shut out innings in Col. Used him every other time and he gets shellacked. Can i cut him in a 10 team league? Samardzija is a FA, wheeler, shoemaker, joe ross available. He is 38 and still getting K, but he is getting hit and giving up bombs. Cut for anyone above or hold?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: I’d lose him for Wheeler

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @The Great Knoche: LOL…Hes actually been pretty good

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: Lies, he’s been lucky.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Scott: I cut him to bring Maeda off of the DL. I hate his guts to begin with, so it was an easy move for me.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Scott: I’d cut him for Samardzija, but would also cut him for Wheeler (and Shoemaker, probably).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: You and me both… Samardzija

  4. Great Bambino says:
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    after Schebler’s 13th homerun last night, Shebler or Jackie Bradley Jr. ROS? thanks!

  5. lyricist says:
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    Said Whoa, “Black Betty”; Bam-Ba-Laaaaaaaamb! IDK Ram Jam was your flavor… Thatta boy!

    • lyricist says:
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      @lyricist: Pffff “dress my dog like a Yetti… f’n excellent. I expect the full version available on next weeks podcast!

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Loved the write-up, more savory than a Red Robin all-you-can-eat burger festival, larger than the debt announced on Capitol hill on September 10, 2001.

    a. Signed up Maybin before Saturday’s game (because SAGNOF) and have reaped the benefits since. I said to myself as justification – Hey, he Maybin a good player, he Maybin not…when the bubble bursts or if he gets injured, I can just throw him back into the trash heap.

    b. One word on last night’s games….Ramirez! And not Hanram, Erasmo or any other Ramirez but JC himself! He is NOT JC Romero incarnate!

    c. Have an important teleconference in 43 minutes. Also my boss is coming today and I have to prepare a report of everything he’s missed. If he’d been following religiously on razzball.com as I told him, we wouldn’t be in this situation. J/K.

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for May 23

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Look, John, you’ve done some damage here, but they don’t want any more trouble.’

    Sheriff: ‘He’s north-west!’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘That’s why I’ve come. I’m gonna come in and fly you the hell out. Just you and me. We’ll work this out together. Is that fair enough?’

    Rambo: ‘Where’d you come from, Sir?’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  7. Utah Green Sox says:
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    Need to make Room once Donaldson and Story come off the DL.

    Drop two out of:
    Fowler
    Jackie Bradley Jr
    Gardner
    Euginio Suarez
    Carlos Santana
    Mark Reynolds
    (I might be able to drop a middle relief holds pitcher for one spot)

    League: 12 Team 6×6 OBP H2H

  8. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    the vargas drop makes the same amount of sense as berrios being able to be owned still before he plays a real offense. i wouldn’t use those espn ownership %’s as either
    1. they are DIRECT proof of espn leagues being in general completely uncompetitive (whether that means there are just a lot of dead teams or just really dumb people i have no idea, i’d guess a mixture of both). this claim isn’t proof of yahoo players being better, but whenever i see ownership %’s (and it’s only here as i don’t find that stuff at all valuable) the players doing well are pretty much literally higher owned in yahoo every time.
    2. proof that those numbers aren’t really updated all that often. it’s possible yahoo’s just are updated more often, this would make more sense than the implication in #1 above.

    you gotta remember that in espn’s draft software they put ANY player with an ADP over 260 AS 260. this isn’t because these guys have to do this math by hand, they are just that F’ing lazy to not even show it. it’s all automated. it’s really ugly when you are late in drafts and want to have some idea where player X goes but you have none as everybody is showing up as a 260th guy. yahoo does similar at a certain point but it’s a later than 260th for sure. i got drafts that go into the 400’s and in yahoo at least for a while you have some gauge.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: as far as i can tell there are 2 reasons to use ownership % for anything
      1. you write for a fantasy site and have certain cut offs for certain types of articles:, the buy/sell with maximums/minimums, the “deep league” post with maximums (i.e. player X is a mention in deep league if owned in less than X%). this of course would make the %’s useful IF they are up to date

      2. you as a fantasy owner are literally thinking of owning one player and streaming another out of a group of prospective players. if one has much lower ownership % you probably should own the popular one and stream the other, in a value vacuum.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: 1. True tho I’m sure some people look at them and are like ‘I don’t need to own that player, 93% of other people don’t’

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Grey: i’ve heard people do that, and i can’t fathom why though. it’s like those people who are good at family feud, i mean, who cares what average joe six pack thinks about anything. i get that SOME people want to know (like political hustlers) and those folks might benefit from it, but other than that kind of stuff, knowing what the average person does in anything while certainly might give you a map as it were of the populace and how they react to things, it shouldn’t directly affect your own preferences.

          and i saw kimmel’s 21 post (across about 5 hours) with you back and forth about him not understanding a very simple “wait till tomorrow” and what that even means. it was possibly funnier than ANY other time with him, and he had gotten somewhat better recently too. esp near the end when you thank HIM for it, for bearing with you for bearing with him.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, yup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: 1. I think it’s more #2 2. I don’t think they’re updated at all during week — they are lazy too

  9. Chud says:
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    10 team full keeper salary league offer:

    I give Franco ($10)/Broxton($1)/Brad Miller($1)

    I get Encarnacian($21)/LCain($7)/Wong($9).

    Hold?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chud: Fair but I’d Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: I’d prolly take Edwin, but it is fair

  10. ryan says:
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    So, drop Lackey for anyone or hold? I don’t think he has any trade value in my 10 team mixed.

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @ryan: probably not a hold in 10 teamers, but knowing who’s available makes this easier, guessing you can stream that spot.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryan: Depends who’s available but he can be dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan: Sure you can do better in 10 teamer

  11. eric says:
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    Pick up Schebler and drop Smoak, Bellinger, Pillar or Alonso?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @eric: Alonso for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Agree w/ F

  12. Hurling darvishes says:
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    Struggling with ss and looking to add one. Could you rank the following for ros?
    Baez, Diaz, didi, Russell

    Thanks!

  13. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    16 teamer with QS and only 4 moves per week and i already have rodon in active slot (thor/pollock in DL’s, keep 6 and it’s likely these are 2 of them). got lucky lately on betances/glover appearing to win jobs, and i already had norris. the day familia went out i wasn’t looking good for saves (holds here too). familia has been dropped and readded by somebody right away. possibly somebody who thinks keeping a RP when you keep 6 is a good idea. if so i’m happy for his being in this league.

    anyhoo, if karns gets DL’d nap pomeranian? this league is pretty smart but even with that seems odd he’s out here, sabathia probably best other guy out there. or finnegan/tomlin/edison

  14. Hey, Grey and gang. Discussion in my league over who won this trade: Blackmon for Adam Jones and Dylan Bundy. 5×5 11-team roto with 175 GS limit, 50 acquisitions max. What do you think? And thanks.

  15. Steinbrenner Youth says:
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    Black Betty yo!

  16. Tony C says:
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    Good morning Gey. Your baseball analysis is a must read for me everyday. You do a great job making it interesting.
    So I’m contemplating adding Schebler, Domingo, Tomas, Alonso or Travis. My team in a H2H 10×10 12team league:
    C-Perez
    1b Cabrera
    2b Altuve
    3b Bregman
    SS Segura
    IF Bour
    OF Thames, Trumbo, Bellinger
    Ut ToJo,
    BN Baez, Khris Davis, Haniger
    DL Freeman

    SP Verlander, Duffy, Hendricks, McCullers, Maeda,
    RP Herrera, Bush, Knebel
    DL Paxton

    Ks and BBs are 2 of the hitting categories so Khris D is killing me in Ks and BA.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tony C: Schebler over ToJo for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Schebler over ToJo…You should do some trading, you have too many bats, not enough SPs

  17. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    NICE! Love the Jett Bandy reference in the Schebler blurb!

  18. Bernie B says:
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    Which side in a dynasty: Archer and Moustakas for A. Sanchez and Suarez.

  19. carter franz says:
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    At least with the chick who paints on the side of your parents house you at least had great sex with.

  20. Crime Dog ? says:
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    I’m from Toledo and we actually prefer to call ourselves the armpit of Detroit. Fun fact: sometimes we make our struggling Detroit Tiger players do embarrassing things like wear hot dog uniforms. Seriously, Google “Jose Valverde hot dog,” we made him wear a Toledo Mud Hens Jersey with a giant hot dog on it. Can’t wait to see what we got in store for Sanchez. Anywho, if I need steals should I drop Carlos Delgado for Ricky Henderson? Thanks!

  21. Not your average Joe says:
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    How do you rank these in a 5-cat, h2h redraft: C.Santana, Bour, Bell, Altherr, LoMo?

    Bour’s been a “buy” for obvious reasons but he has an absurd 30% HR/FB rate while hitting nearly 50% groundballs. (Well, he’s always hit a lot of GBs and the recent surge would explain the HR/FB rate.) Santana still has a good eye – he walks as often as he strikes out (around 13.5%) – but his ISO is at 2015 levels and he hasn’t shown much life this season. Altherr has cooled off but still hits 3rd. Bell and Lomo are good hitter with a low babip but i wonder if either’s career high ISO is sustainable.

  22. Jon Strayer says:
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    Gotta pick 2 starters here:

    Nunez (vs. Lester)
    Carpenter (vs. Kershaw)
    Peraza (vs. Carrasco)
    Baez (vs. Cueto)

  23. John says:
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    Points League
    Got offered Kershaw and Yasmany Tomas for Blackmon and Lackey, which side?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @John: In a points league I’d take Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree w/ F

  24. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Be real with me, Grey: which guy currently in the minors will have the biggest fantasy impact this year? I don’t want to know what Ralph thinks–I want you. Grey’s appraisal. A-grey-sal.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Pousse-Pousse: I’ll just be here with my ball and my bat, tossing balls to myself.

  25. OaktownSteve says:
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    It’s Matt Harvey Day!!! I’m celebrating with breakfast cocktails as I call in sick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Haha — BTW, saw late last night about Madison/Madison — that was old news I thought — crazy AF news, but old

  26. Broxton Turner Overdrive says:
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    14-Team H2H OBP League:

    C – Castillo
    1B – Cabrera
    2B – Turner
    SS – Correa
    3B – Rendon
    OF – JD, KDavis, Broxton
    Util – Bell, JBJ
    BE – Zimmer, HPerez

    SP – Strasburg, McCullers, Duffy, Roark, Wheeler, Godley, Marquez (streamer)
    RP – Colome, Ramos, Glover

    Traded Zimmerman for Duffy last week; should I move any other hitters for some pitching or is my team balanced enough at this point?

  27. theone189 says:
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    I would keep an eye on Joe Panik. When that dude gets hot he rakes like a ma-facka

  28. Clint says:
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    Been offered 2 deals in my 16 team roto dynasty league w/escalating contracts, which I’m still getting the hang of. Which, if either, looks best? I’m in VERY last place after taking over a horrible team so I’m rebuilding.

    Joe Ross ($5) & Jorge Polanco ($3) for Shark ($8)
    OR
    Polanco ($3) & Domingo Santana ($3) for Shark ($8)

    I have zero star hitters I’ll keep outside of a $14 Puig and a $1 Tilson, really. My young arms aren’t much better outside of Butler ($4) and T-Walker ($13). The cheaper our roster salary, the more we’ll have to spend in the offseason draft.

    Thanks in advance guys.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Clint: I’d Take Polanco & Domingo …dont think you’ll get much better for Shark.

  29. lt513 says:
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    Here Comes The Hotstepper??? Do we figure out a way to induce violence This week at the jays rangers game hoping Odor swings on someone? I’m not kidding just ask local fans to chant oh shit hit em!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lt513: Please, something get him going

  30. tank1 says:
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    Deal Lindor for Sale? I could move Villar to SS to replace Lindor and then slot Suarez at 3b. I could also try expanding the deal to Lindor/Duffy for Sale/K. Seagar. Thanks.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @tank1: I would probably do that if you need pitching (and who doesn’t?), but the latter deal you suggest is even more attractive.

  31. Harry says:
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    Thoughts on Archer and Moustakas for A.Sanchez and Suarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harry: You asked this already

      • Harry says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, the initial post wasn’t showing up.

  32. J-FOH says:
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    If you really know So Cal you’d be calling him Nolan Fontucky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Fontucky in my pants?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you’ve never been there have you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just Googled it, never heard of it before, sounds glorious tho

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: let me put this way. They built the NASCAR track there and it made sense culturally

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, is that IE?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: yes. It’s the cars and appliances on lawns part

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds like where we could afford a home

  33. Jhohnnhy says:
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    You might to plug “Matt Adams yoga” into your google images box. Your moobs jokes are so 2016. He’s not Fat Adams anymore, he’s Fit Adams. He’s gone from fat and ugly to regular size and ugly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jhohnnhy: Wow, didn’t realize he got that skinny… Holy crap!

  34. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Alonso for Kepler, Bour, or Gardner?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      throw Piscotty into that mix as well…

  35. B-man says:
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    SON hates my pitchers today. Anybody out there brave enough to start Duffy @Yanks or Lynn @ Dodgers?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @B-man: I’d start Lynn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B-man: I’d bench Lynn in most mixed leagues

  36. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, I’m running carrasco out at Cinci and McCullers against Detroit, but do you start Shoemaker at the Trop? 12 team 5×5 mixer.

    Also, did you know Ram Jam didn’t write black Betty? YouTube “leadbelly black Betty” and prepare to have your mind blown.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto: Why you gotta blow Grey’s mind? Shoemaker’s a decent start

      • Alcesto says:
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        Man, Dickerson and LoMo have kind of been swatting. These ain’t your slightly older brother’s Rays….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know!

  37. FrankGrimes says:
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    It’s slightly hilarious and slightly not hilarious
    that I dropped Greinke few weeks ago
    And continue to search waivers
    every day for numbers just like his!

  38. mike says:
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    Make sure you let us know when to pick up kepler. I dropped him for Hand a week ago. But since then I picked up schebler and bour. I also have Beltre and Beltran on my bench. So if kepler becomes more ownable then these guys exlcuding Beltre let us know right away. THANKS Fuzzy Nutz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mike: Okay, Fuzzy Nutz

  39. Jose says:
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    Drop Keon Broxton in the Util slot for Devon Travis? Kepler is available as well.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Jose: hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Agree w/ CGS

  40. Filkarri says:
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    Wieters or Martin ROS? OBP league.

  41. Spyre says:
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    Is Hicks droppable? This dumb guy doesn’t have a starting job despite his .982 OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Spyre: In some mixed leagues

  42. Scott says:
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    Pence or Moreland ROS?

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Mike Pence is our VP!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He looks like he’s one of those guys that dyed his hair white to look more mature

  43. Dudeman says:
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    Hey man,

    Still not sure who to drop for piscotty. I listed my whole team yesterday because I had zero clue. Here’s my team minus the obvious undroppable players…

    Happ
    Kepler
    Smoak
    Piscotty
    Jackie Bradley jr

    Gio g
    Berrios

    ¯\_(?)_/¯

    • Dudeman says:
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      @Dudeman: guess I’ll add lackey to the list

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Dudeman: Lackey, unless that’s a bunch of bench bats.

  44. Brian Blacklow says:
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    Dynasty league question: Mixed League 15-team, start five pitchers daily (either three SPs and two RPs or vice versa). Both holds and saves are pitching categories and both OBP and BA are hitting categories.

    In my outfield, where we start three OF daily, my cup runneth over (Betts, Pollack, Thames, Kepler, Schebler, Kole Calhoun, Domingo Santana, Bradley Zimmer and, if needed, Eduardo Nunez)

    You can not roster over 7 SPs and 5 RPs who are in the majors and not on the DL.

    My SPs are: Darvish / Kluber / Mananea / Brandon McCarthy / Folty / Joe Ross /

    My RPs are: Edwin Diaz / Addison Reed / Bud Norris (has SP eligibility too) / droppable folks liek Derek Law, Nick Vincent, and Jeff Pezos

    Injured are waiting in the wings are Nate Jones and Cam Bedrosian.

    All this context to ask for, of course, trade advice.

    Was offered Strasburg, Puig, Baez, Justin Wilson for Mookie Betts and Dansby Swanson. I would like another starting pitcher and I like Baez Multi-eligibility, but that seems like a lot to give up in Dynasty. I lean no.

    Your thoughts?

  45. Dudeman says:
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    Guess I’ll add lackey to the list

  46. phil says:
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    Do you think Junior Guerra is a good pick up? Last year in 20 games he had a 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 100k 20games. I sure can use those numbers. What is your take on the rest of this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: I don’t trust him, but in some instances he’s worth owning

  47. The Great Knoche says:
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    Wanna talk about Blah. Blach.

    Watching game last night and announcer says “this makes 4 out of 5 starts he has gone at least seven innings and given up 3 runs or less. If you throw out the game at Cincinnati in there he has a 2.56 ERA over that stretch.”

    So I think Ok, I’ll check it out. He’s rocking a 3/2 K/BB ratio. I know what your thinking, like a 6 K/9 and 4 BB/9. No, it’s literally a 3/2. Combine that with his high Fly Ball and LD rates and what do you get? Disaster’s waiting to happen.

  48. Wilsonian says:
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    Schebler and Morrison on waivers. Pick either of them up for Joey Bats, Over Yonder, Ozuna, or Keon?

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

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: could also drop Smoak for one of them.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Wilsonian: Schebler…Yonder

  49. James Bishop says:
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    In a keeper/dynasty, would you rather have Danny Salazar or Carlos Gonzalez?

  50. Kimo says:
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    Go all in for desperately needed pitching in a 14 team 5×5 roto dynasty?

    Mazara and Moncada for Sale and Reynolds or Bour

    Moncada for deGrom and Reynolds or Bour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kimo: You really getting Sale there?

      • Kimo says:
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        @Grey: He offered Sale for Moncada and Mazara and I’m thinking I can ask for one more. League rules allow both M’s to be kept for free for the next 3 seasons, otherwise we’re limited to 8 keepers/year (of which Sale would be one).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sale’s a slam dunk there

          • Kimo says:
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            @Grey: Sweet. You like Bour or Reynolds more as the throw-in?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Reynolds

  51. KarlJ says:
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    Cole was the victim of some shoddy defense yesterday. I am still trying to figure out how all 5 runs were earned. It also seems like Sun Trust Park ( Braves home stadium) is becoming a bad park to start your SP’s

  52. Swaz says:
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    12 Team H2H points ros, Broxton or Schebler?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Swaz: probably depends on need…Broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swaz: Agree w/ CGS

  53. Tom says:
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    Hi Grey. I’m in a 16 team league and our line-ups include two utility players, I was offered Corey Seager & Amed Rosario (who is keeper eligible for next season) for Lance McCullers and Dansby Swanson, I just wanted to get your thoughts on whether you think this is a good deal for me or if you’d pass. Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Seager side

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Great, thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. knucks says:
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    As a creepy creep, creeping around, with eyes on the Perty Perts league for waiver/stream ideas… it certainly seems like Tehol is fun to play fake baseball with.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: What? He’s doing well this year

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Just the color commentating is all i meant.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is there color commentating? Haven’t been paying attention to league kerfuffles

  55. prestige says:
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    Blach went 7 and gave up 3 ER last night FYI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @prestige: Did I typo something? I will fix

  56. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Wieters
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Broxton
    (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
    (6) Bench: n/a

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Bedrosian*, Nova, Severino
    (6) Bench: Ray, Lynn, Shoemaker, Wheeler, Godley, Morton

    (2) DL: Walker

    Grey, am I crazy for thinking about still trying to trade for Story from a possibly frustrated owner? If you think a trade for Story will better my team then what offer should I make to the team below to start trade talks and gauge interest? I’m not sure what he’s worth right now…

    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Zimmerman
    (1) 2B: Cano
    (1) SS: Cozart
    (1) 3B: Arenado
    (3) OF: Conforto, Margot, Dickerson
    (2) UT: Sano, Schoop
    (6) Bench: C. Santana, Piscotty, Polanco*, Story*

    (3) SP: deGrom, Salazar, Scherzer
    (2) RP: Davis, Allen
    (4) P: Giles, Ramos, Iglesias, Holland
    (6) Bench: (Hellickson, Paxton*)

    (2) DL: Matz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: I’d take Story — Owings and Broxton?

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Yeah it’s tough to gauge what this team wants because I don’t know him and not sure he knows how to message using the Yahoo app but I’ll try Owings and Broxton for Story there… was also thinking of trying to throw in Duffy? Would be that too much?

        Also a couple other ROS things I’m wondering… Duffy or Salazar ROS? Broxton or Haniger?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They want Owings and Broxton

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: What?! You’ve been the owner of “Brendan’s Bold Team” this whole time!? Ha I had no idea!

  57. Murph says:
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    Yo Grey (is My Favorite Color) –

    1 Is Pazos droppable?
    2 Pick up Guerra? Salazar? Devenski? Hand?
    3 Also – who do you think is the next closer to lose their job?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Yes 2. Devenski 3. Ramos

  58. Marc Miller says:
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    6×6 Roto
    Need an opinion on who you’d choose for my three 2B/SS/MI…
    Baez
    Carpenter
    Nunez
    Happ
    Gyorko

  59. William Hung says:
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    Trevor Story might be activated as soon as today… I predict he goes 0-3 with 3Ks and he will suddenly be injured again

    • Fungazi says:
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      @William Hung: Wow glass half empty guy

      • William Hung says:
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        @Fungazi: gotta prepare for the worst as a Story owner… also glass half empty is close to his K-rate

        • Fungazi says:
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          @William Hung: I will go on record to say 1/4 with a 2 run bomb. and NO injury

          • William Hung says:
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            @Fungazi: we are both wrong. he’s riding the pine tonight

            • Fungazi says:
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              @William Hung: he had to get back in the routine of eating sunflower seeds before actually playing baseball

  60. eric says:
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    D Travis or H Perez at 2B?

    • eric says:
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      @eric:

      Will Moncada play 2B and would he be better ROS than Travis and Perez?

      • Brian says:
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        @eric: You dropping Schoop for Happ or Travis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @eric: Worth a flyer if he’s called up

  61. omar says:
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    AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto: Which side ROS?

    A) Avi Garcia / Kyle Seager
    B) Just Dong / Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: A, pretty fair

  62. ryanoger says:
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    Edwin Diaz was dropped, you think he will get the closin’ gig back, right?

  63. ryanoger says:
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    Also, Maybin or Gardner? Thanks man!

  64. hotmilk8 says:
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    10 Team Points league….Drop Lackey for Joe Ross, or Shoemaker? or Hold
    Thanks

  65. The Great Knoche says:
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    You rostering Rosario until he comes up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Are you talking about my RCL team? I picked him up b/c I have a full lineup today, so just in case he’s called up, will drop him later today prolly

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, figured that was case with Reyes possibly still hurt. Thought maybe you knew something I didn’t.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not until about 3 PM PST will I know most lineups, just sitting on him until then

  66. Big league choo says:
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    12 team dynasty 7×7 OBP/Tbs

    Altherr just hit the waiver wire

    Drop Domingo Santana or Justin bour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  67. Brian says:
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    Are you dropping Schoop and picking up Happ or Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  68. Luke says:
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    Would you drop a cold Cesar Hernandez or a hot Didi when activating Story from the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar

  69. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up, my man! What and the world are the Angels doing with CJ Cron? It makes absolutely no sense… Are you adding any of these guys over Bell or Altherr for my last roster spots in a 10 team, 6×6 (HLD & OPS), no DL league?

    Haniger, Bour, Kepler Swanson, Maybin

    I’m assuming Bell and Bour are pretty interchangeable, but Haniger and Kepler are quite intriguing as well…

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: I’d probably add Haniger for Altherr if you don’t need the active hitter right away. Earlier I saw Grey ranked Bour ahead of Bell and Altherr. Haniger should be back in the next week or so. No telling if he keeps producing after being out, but I think you have to give him a try.

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Curious George Springer: CGS, I’m basically using Altherr & Tomas as my alternates for when guys sit or there are short slates of games…Haniger is probably worth the speculative add over one of those two. Thanks, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know! They’re crazy… Kepler, Bour, all interchangeable

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Teams with weak offenses should be calling the Angels in a hurry to inquire about him. I hope the Pirates get him so Hurdle can bench both Cron and Bell for defensive purposes.

        Gonna sit on Altherr and Bell through today at least…Salami Tom is also annoying to own at times, but I just can’t quite a 30 homer guy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hurdle would play David Freese over Goldschmidt

  70. Steve Stevenson says:
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    10×10 H2H weekly league, W/L/QS all count. SON likes Morton’s next 2 (vDet, @Min) over Shoemaker (@TB, @Mia) and Berrios (@Bal, vHou). Do you agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lean Shoemaker, but all close

  71. your dog says:
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    What type of fetch should Sano return in a long-term keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top bat or SP, in a keeper I’d want more than I’d prolly get

  72. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Grey, completely unrelated to baseball, but just saw where you have a couple books out. If I want them on my Kindle, do I still buy through the site? Any help would be much appreciated.

    • Scuffy McGee says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Also, I registered on the Forum just now…how do I get a picture to accompany my posts/questions on your write-ups? Thanks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gravatar.com — upload image, will show up here in 30 mins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pigeons can be opened on Kindle, Who is Grey Albright is pdf

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Awesome. Thank you sir, excited to purchase and read. Just follow the links you provided to purchase both?

        You really are a “best kept secret” when it comes to sense of humor and sports. It’s an absolute pleasure to read your content every day. Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Yeah, just follow links…

          • Scuffy McGee says:
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            @Grey: okay, will do! Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  73. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, quick stashing questch: 12 team, standard Yahoo league with 2 DL spots, and Freddie Freeman’s owner said he’s available because he has too many DL guys. What’s a decent offer for him? I offered Bregman, he said no go, thinking about dangling Lackey. What do you think? Thanks as always man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Lackey — I would’ve taken Bregman in a second

  74. Swfcdan says:
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    K-Zar or Estrada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  75. Shujun says:
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    Drop Pedroia for Schimpf or Travis in anOBP/SLG league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

      • Shujun says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Nitro says:
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    10 team HTD points league:
    E. Thames for J. Lester, which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames, fair

  77. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey hey Grey,

    I’m getting tired of waiting for news on Taillon’s health. Drop for Maeda?

    Love yas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, love yas!

  78. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey grey,

    12-tm H2H OBP/QS keeper

    Guy has been after my McCullers for weeks.

    He offered Cespedes and A.Wood (last round keeper next two years) for McCullers (7th round in 2018) and Wade Davis.

    Remaining RP: J.Wilson, A.Reed, Glover
    Remaining SP: Kershaw, Kluber, Nola, Wood (if I got him), and three streaming spots (occupied by T.Anderson, Pomz, Nolasco).

    I am hurting for offense but am afraid I’m trading away a top 10 SP ROS. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you

  79. Bosox says:
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    Drop peraza, hernan Perez, Tim anderson, or broxton to activate story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  80. William Hung says:
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    Daily. Springer. Rant. That strike out with men on 1st and 2nd was killer last night… I like how the Astros commentators were trying to find the silver lining in Springer’s ABs when he lined out to RF, they said something like “when he’s about to bust out he’starts hitting the ball to opposite field”, only for Springer to K the next 2 ABs… Hopefully he busts out tonight against Zimmermann

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  81. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank for next week:

    Nolasco @TB (SON $3.1), vATL ($6.1)
    Folty @SF (-$3.0)
    Duffy @CLE (-7.7)
    Cobb @MIN (-$11.1)

    Before looking at SON, I would have ranked ’em Duffy, Cobb, Nolasco and Folty, but what do I know?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None are good… Duffy, Folty

  82. Johnny2Seam says:
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    Thoughts on this trade:

    Give Thames, get Gallo and V. Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Johnny2Seam says:
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        @Grey: If I can get Haniger and one of those two would it be better?

  83. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper league 5×5 OBP, 5×5 k/9 & QS.

    yesterday made a trade. I got Hosmer and A Jones for my 4th rd pick next year and Bradley Zmmer. Any weak areas on my roster that I should address?

    Thoughts on dropping JBJ, Piscotty or Polanco for either Buxton or Kepler.

    Also, drop Lackey for Aaron Sanchez?

    Starters:
    Grandal
    Hosmer
    LeMahieu
    Arenado
    Seager C
    Bellinger
    JBJ
    Conforto
    U – Jones A

    Bench
    Travis
    Moncada
    Happ I
    Marte (SUS)
    Piscotty
    Polanco
    Freeman – DL

    Kershaw
    Pineda
    EROD
    Salazar
    Strausburg
    Giles
    Wilson J

    Bench
    Lackey
    Paxton
    Samardzija

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Lackey for Sanchez… Piscotty for Kepler

  84. Jimbo says:
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    O Herrera or Maybin ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  85. scottydoes says:
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    Hey grey. long term question. In an OPS keeper league (R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG, OPS), of these, which three do you go with….

    pollock
    b. zimmer
    yelich
    haniger
    Alhterr

    Altherr seems like the atural man out but has been outplaying Yelich this year. Assume the baseball gods will come back to earth and change that in teh coming months?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock, Yelich, Zimmer

  86. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Two best of this group?: Alonso, Pillar, Smoak, Bour, L Morrison, Suarez, Maybin, To Jo?

    Thanks!

    • 200 Proof says:
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      @200 Proof: *amended comment: also could pick from JBJ.

      Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar, Smoak

  87. The Biz says:
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    Drop SS Beckham for Didi or Swanson?

    Thanks as always!

    • The Biz says:
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      @The Biz: Sorry, ROS 12 team roto 5×5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  88. Bobby O says:
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    In a 10 team league where you can keep 15 players a year. Was offeered Ray for Tim Anderson and a 22 round pick (so 7th because first 15 are our keepers. Should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray side

  89. Don Bropre says:
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    Rizzo up to 4 games at 2B now…..eligibility coming

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, insane

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: If Rizzo ever gets 2B eligibility, I’m def dropping Deez Nutz and picking up a hot schmotato at 1B… I think for Yahoo it’s 10 games played though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  90. Rizzo boy says:
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    Ethical question….(disclaimer, I’ve never done this, just thinking) If a trade is sitting in my “inbox” for a couple of days, say Jones for Verlander and Verlander gets hurt, would it be ethical to hit accept or is it a dog eat dog world and they should have canceled the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh I wouldn’t

  91. Bill says:
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    Which side wins?
    A) Story, Desmond, Yu
    B) Lindor, A. Wood, Bud Norris

    Pre-season, side A by big. But these COL hitters in 6 and 7 holes suck big time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu

  92. peacecoast says:
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    Will you ever write about the birth of Razzball and your life/journey in fantasy baseball in general? Your first book ends with you in LA looking for a writing job and before you met Cougs.
    Your fans need, nay, demand this!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, maybe my next book

  93. SMITTY says:
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    Segura/Wacha for Freeman. 10 team 5×5 which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  94. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Would you start lance lynn vs Kershaw tonight. I have kershaw going tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        thanks Grey. I was leaning to sitting him tonight

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Maeda comes back Thursday. Will need your wisdom as to whom I should drop

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ok

  95. Johnny2Seam says:
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    14 team keeper league

    Give Trea Turner, Get Danny Salazar & Charlie Blackmon

    Rest of my team:

    2B- LeMahieu, Zobrist & Harrison
    SS- Gregorius & Andrus
    OF- Springer, Duvall, Dickerson, Haniger

    SP- Scherzer, Kershaw, Jimmy Nelson, Biaini, Finnegan, Wheeler
    RP- Iglesias, Albers (will drop), Giles, Robertson, Capps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • Johnny2Seam says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Johnny2Seam says:
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            @Grey: he countered with this:

            Give Trea & Iglesias; Get Blackmon & Salazar

            Still like it?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fine

  96. John Hagar says:
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    The fantasy baseball God is testing our patience with Carlos Santana & Odubel Herrera. Is Smoak for real ROS in 5×5 Roto and would you replace either one of them with him (not in serious need of Odubel’s steals)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak over Odubel

  97. Whatever says:
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    In an AL 10 team only league would you trade JBJ for Logan Morrisson? Hanley has been stinking up the joint.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer JBJ/Hanley

  98. John Hagar says:
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    Speaking on the fantasy baseball God, I’m seriously considering a sacrifice to him if he’ll let Odor get hot for awhile. Should I put a pile of cash on the alter, or a stack of ribeyes???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ribeyes

  99. H says:
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    Goldy #1 overall in my Yahoo league! AU SHIZZ!

    No homerun for Trout last night? Doodes a bum!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, total bum

  100. primetime says:
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    How many more starts before he’s a must add? Didn’t realize he was 1st rounder 9th overall from Blue Jays in the Tulo trade.. 95-97 mph yes, interest.. 4 arsenal pitches, yes interested, plays in Colorado UGH.

    I missed the Alex Wood train.. Looking for this season Danny Duffy continues..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can add him now

  101. BayOfPuigs says:
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    Starting Duffy tonight? He carved up the yanks last start, but seeing them again so soon, and being at NYY, are you scared they see him better? 7 start limit so I have to pick and choose who I start, would you rather start later in the week Aaron Nola vs CIN, Duffy @ CLE (against Carrasco), or Hill vs STL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  102. John Hagar says:
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    I did it! I just put a box of 4 ribeyes from Omaha Steaks into a fire pit and lit ’em on fire as a sacrifice to the fantasy baseball God. My 18 year old son thought I was nuts and our dog was pissed….. but not nearly as pissed as my wife is going to be.

    Oh well… If Odor gets hot, it’ll be worth it!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want over for dinner!

    • LenFuego says:
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      @John Hagar: If I was you, to show the fantasy baseball God how serious I was, I would pull those ribeyes right out of that fire pit around dinner time, heat them up to a warm temperature, rip one to shreds with my teeth and swallow the offending meat. You will probably want a nice burgundy to wash down the seared flesh. Oh, and make your family do the same to the rest of those besmirched ribeyes.

  103. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Thoughts on running Jimmy Nelson out there tonight, with the roof closed in Milwaukee, v the Bluejays?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms:

      Might not be a blood bath. Jimmy “Spike Curve” Nelson. Always liked him a little. If you’re running him out there you must need the innings.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @OaktownSteve:
        Hey Oaktown, thanks for chimin in.

        I picked up Jimma a few weeks ago and have been runnin him out there and so far so good for me..

        I just wanted to get a 2nd opinion. He seems to pitch better at home than on the road.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        After checking out all kinds of team and player numbers, I am gonna start Nelson. His best month in his career is May and he has had a good May including a nice game in Fenway..Hey, he can’t be any worse than Harvey and Corbin and Teheran and Tanaka and Bauer and Moore and most of the rest of my struggling staff!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope it works out!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          FWIW, SON says 6 IP, 3 ER for Nelson

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey: ]
            Thanks, I’ll take that, a QS and a win and a 6 K’s or more and it’s all good..

  104. OaktownSteve says:
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    Austin Bibens-Dirkx?!

    Speaking of ESPN percent ownership, Matt Harvey is currently at 68%. How much does that drop in 24 hours if he tanks against the Padres today? Below 50%? This is a two start week for him in weekly leagues too with the second start @ Pittsburgh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Bets crazy name?

      As people were mentioning above, I don’t know how much ownership numbers are changed during the week… Harvey shouldn’t be owned in 68% of leagues anyway…He’s not right

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        That name is a real name of a real pitcher who appeared in the MLB for the Rangers this year. Great name.

        I feel like Harvey is going to be great tonight. For no reason. There is no logic behind it. Mets logic, you could call it.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @OaktownSteve:
          I hope you are right on Harvey. You have to throw him out there v the Friars.

          Harvey needs a slump buster or Alyssa Milano..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I know, I saw the box score with his name… There’s a reason Harvey would be great tonight, called the Padres

  105. Schoolboy P says:
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    Schebby or JBJ ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  106. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I got Curious George Springer’s answer on Gausman’s struggles. Check out his heat maps, he’s leaving too many pitches in the middle of the plate. The slider is getting destroyed low in the zone. The splitter on the other hand is getting hit all over the zone. He’s catching too much of the heart of the plate with his secondaries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah…Interesting, the stuff looks legit on paper, at least his #’s look right, but something is obviously wrong, guess that’s it

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: He’s been better 3 of his last 4. All hope is not lost. If he’s good again this week, I’m going to have to rank him again.

        I was shocked that Vargas didn’t get worked last night. One would figure consecutive weeks of the Yankees seeing Vargas, and getting him in the stadium this time no less.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, you didn’t even rank him in the top 100? Damn, you’re tough

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Still standing by my stance from pre-season that Gausman is garbage.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m no longer fighting it

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: ralph is great for razzball, now what sexy SOB brought him in?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We owe you everything

  107. John Hagar says:
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    They’ve got lighter fluid all over them. I wanted to make sure the box and all of the contents burned!

    I realize this is silly as hell, but fantasy baseball can be a blast even when things aren’t going well if we spice it up. It’s all for entertainment, right?

    Now let’s see what Odor does…

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @John Hagar:
      I wanna know what your wife does when she hears of this ‘sacrifice’! lol

      • John Hagar says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: You’ve got a deal. For entertainment purposes and because all of you guys have helped me and entertained me over the past few years as I’ve read this website, especially Grey, I’ll tell her tonight and post it tomorrow.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @John Hagar:
          Good man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like my steaks with lighter fluid taste so that’s perfect!

  108. Swfcdan says:
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    T Shaw or Suarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio

  109. ryanoger says:
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    You think Tanaka is ownable in a 10 team redraft, or just stream that spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  110. herschel says:
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    Rizzo only needs one more game at 2b in CBS leagues to be eligible. I didnt even know that was a thing…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  111. TJ says:
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    12 team H2H (18 categories, my lawd)

    Are there any changes you’d like to make with this team? Sitting 4-2-1 but victories have been close.

    C – Mesoraco
    1B – J Abreu
    2B – Odor
    3B – Longoria
    SS – Segura
    OF – Betts
    OF – Springer
    OF – Judge
    UTIL – E. Suarez
    UTIL – HanRam
    BN – M. Franco, Tim Anderson, Y. Alonso

    SP – Pineda
    SP – G. Cole
    RP – Betances
    RP – R. Iglesias
    P – G. Holland
    P – W. Harris
    P – K. Gausman
    BN – Severino, Salazar, Nola
    DL – Taijuan Walker, King Felix

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d consolidate bats to bolster pitching — in other words, Maikel and Hanley for Greinke, or something like that

  112. enrique says:
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    Grey — Would you drop Healey for Devon Travis? Right now, Healy’s part of a four-man crew manning three 2B, 3B, SS: Owings (SS/OF), Villar (2B/3B/SS), Jose Ramirez (2B/3B), and Healy (1B/3B). So switching out Travis for Healey would still leave at least two options at every position. I need average, runs, and OPS in this league.

    Also, how would you rank Duffy, Fulmer, Paxton, and Maeda?

    Lastly, I assume you are NOT starting Duffy @NYY, correct? He did well against them at home last week, but on the road….

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Travis…. Duffy, Pax… Duffy on road is dangerous, I am starting him but own him in a deeper league

  113. Nico says:
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    Hey Grey! Weekly league – do you think Smoak is going to get enough at bats this week with the NL games in there? I can put in C. Santana, Heyward, or Pederson for him if not.

    • knucks says:
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      @Nico: No Smoak tonight fwiw. You do adds/locks on Tuesdays for Weekly? Is this typical? Never played in one, just curious.

      • Nico says:
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        @knucks: Thanks! Adds before Tuesday. Tuesday lineup lock. That’s a custom setting. This is a work league, and ppl would always forget to make moves on Sunday for the Monday lineup lock, so we changed the lineup lock to Tuesday, so we could still add players on Monday. Yahoo doesn’t allow same day pickups/lineup locks for weekly… one of the many pitfalls.

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Nice, good to know. So when you say custom, you mean custom Yahoo? Or that its ESPN?

        • Nico says:
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          @knucks: Yeah, it was a custom setting we implemented in Yahoo bc everyone was forgetting.

        • knucks says:
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          @knucks: Good stuff man, I may propose something like this with my buds next year, because their attention to detail is pathetic. Good luck with your lineup this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Santana

  114. Steve says:
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    Please rank: Smoak, To-Jo, Moreland, Bour

    They close? Who would you use in OPS roto UTIL spot?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak, Bour, they’re all close

  115. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you trade:

    Give: Edwin Encarnacio + Duffy
    Get: Votto

    thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chris:
      I would.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  116. SCHEBLER OR Yonder Alonz? 6x6ops
    GREG OR YPUR CRONIES feel free to answer
    Had bless

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: soooo many questions lately involve players i own all on one team: schebler/pillar/alonso/odor (16 teamer) used to be to-jo and kepler too.

  117. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    They activate Story but don’t start him…why?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea, messing with the kid’s head

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Simply Fred: dog’s nose in the shit, in this case “shit” translates to lack of line drives.

  118. enrique says:
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    I know trading for an injured SP is always a risk, but would you trade Severino for Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Risky move, I could see it if you need to take on the risk

  119. kevin Knowles says:
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    Peraza or gregorious… Have room to grab Rosario as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  120. DonnieB says:
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    I just traded Cesar Hernandez and Mike Leake and received Michael Pineda and David Peralta. I had Cesar as my DH. Was it a smart trade? Or Meh? It’s a 12 team keeper league. Do you like Peralta or Joseph for the next month or so as a DH? Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smart!

  121. Russell says:
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    12 Team H2H Categories

    Schleber or Altherr?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  122. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    WTF skinny little speed guy gose hits 99 pitching!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? Wow

  123. JP says:
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    Would you deal Altuve/Rendon for Bryant/Zimmer?

    have DJ to fill in at 2B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit steep

  124. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    if yahoo doesn’t F up (like with thames, it took 8 starts at 1B this year, or swihart, it took 11 starts in OF last year) c-sant should have OF tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  125. Alex says:
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    Is Nola a must add? He’s avail in a 10 team toro. I’m chasing SB, but also behind in pitching. I’d drop DeShields or Buxton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Buxton

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: whoops, typo. Meant K. Broxton

        • Alex says:
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          @Alex: Or I can keep rostering both and drop Harvey after his start tonight. He’s in a streamer spot

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Stream Harvey

  126. Bean Me Blazer says:
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    Do I move Miggy and Betances for Lindor? Or keep exploring my options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure keep exploring

  127. joe is a popular name says:
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    Schebler, Kepler or Broxton? standard roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  128. Maverick says:
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    Hey Grey! Who wins a Piscotty / Samardzija trade ? Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  129. kevin says:
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    bour or smoak roy thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  130. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, in a points league would you drop Kolten Wong for Brandon Phillips?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  131. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, better stash – gray or cahill? gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  132. jon says:
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    Dozier or Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  133. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    either yahoo or mlb lineups is trolling the king of sagnof (WHILE i’m wearing the SAGNOF shirt! which doesn’t happen that often)l lineups says he’s in yahoo says X. yahoo has pulled this shite less this year thus far, but still

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: holy crap, yahoo beat mlb lineups to this. i still don’t know why, but rajai is out. and yahoo beat them by at least an hour.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow

  134. J-FOH says:
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    You said yesterday you burned yourself out on ramen spot. What your new food obsession?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poke, eat it like 3 times a week… But I almost went to ramen today b/c you mentioned it yesterday… Seriously, was so close to going

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I like the way Poke sounds…pain in the ass having to carry around all those dollar bills all week though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  135. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    we got the worst start of the year now, possibly 7 ER (minimum) and 2 outs. now only 2 hits were XBH, and this could go both ways since no BB’s (i.e. he got unlucky vs other bad starts that most certainly had BB’s usually a LOT) the outs he did get moved runners over.

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: notice i actually gave him some outs, i.e. not a ton of XBH, nor BB’s. conley’s i believe 2.33 with like 4 BB and somewhere in the 7-9 ER is arguably worse. if these “most awful starts” each year don’t stand out i don’t know what kind of memory you have. i do the same thing with “best starts” of the year.

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: i mean it just seems funny to say “start X is bottom 3 thus far” kinda deal, are you chacin’s in law or something here? haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s so such a POS

  136. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    CONFORTO!!! My one bright spot, one of the nicest swings in baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So gorge

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: see i can appreciate owning him, not that i do, i was busy probably holding kepler when he got added in all leagues (the ones he wasn’t owned already, re; conforto’s “playing time issue”). the only “consensus breakout” i have in many many leagues is wood. this isn’t a prop to me, i’m in deeper leagues pitcherwise, so ANYBODY doing fairly well at least gets streamed by me before he’s mentioned as a razzball love-add (not counting SON, who did of course influence the earliest wood ownerships for me). similar to the arrieta breakout year, where it was like good/great start 4 or 5 before he was being craze-added in the comments and long gone in every one of my leagues. worst part of that for me is i had conforto last year in many leagues.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I’m running out of ideas to cover my conforto pants tent when out in public. Happens a lot with him on my team

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Fungazi: i would too. i was exactly like that last year in dynasties where i sucked up treat urner and/or gary sanchez. sanchez were all midseason where i just happened to be very weak at catcher, treat mostly drafted 1st round due to dynasties. one 20 teamer i have both.

        • Fungazi says:
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          @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: I had the choice last year between Sanchez or judge when they got called up. Decided not to go with the catcher. Judge was garbage so I passed on him this year. Ah well

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Fungazi: Boing!!!

  137. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    1) Please rank Villar, Devon Travis, Odor.

    2) Are Happ and Zimmer droppable in a 9 team league? Gotta make room for Paxton and Maeda once they come off the DL.

    3) Are any of Triggs, Lynn, Shoemaker, Duffy over Maeda?

    Thanks in advance.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: 1.Odor, Collar, Travis…2.If you’re asking then I’m assuming they are bench bats for you so yes…3. No.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Odor, Villar 2. Sure 3. Nah

  138. Packing says:
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    Drop Cishek or Rondon? Holds league.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Packing: why are you dropping, somebody off DL or you have better holds option somewhere. i hold rondon.

      • Packing says:
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        @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: Neither one is on DL. Carl Edwards is getting more action in the 8th, Cishek unknown quantity so far. Thus my quesion.

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          @Packing: edwards/rondon i’d still rather have.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek

      • Packing says:
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        @Grey: thanks.

  139. Cheese says:
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    16 team h2h 6×6 (ops, qs, k/9, k/bb)

    I get Adam Jones
    I give Gregory Polanco and Charlie Morton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  140. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    carrasco, TELL ME ABOUT THE GOLF SHOES! oops, meant K’s there. damn literary/film flashback.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: buk/thompson/burroughs always come to mind when traveling drunk around the environs (opps got punched there, no mattter, didn’t feel it)

  141. Osnam says:
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    For the rest of the season who would you rather own? Puig or Pillar? You’re the man, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  142. Packing says:
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    I have Conforto and Rendon —2 man wrecking crew.

  143. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Anyone watching Carrasco? I was checking the game cast and it seems like he’s pulling a Salazar.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: it certainly got better than is was early

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: No doubt – Looks like he was pretty wild – 2 hit batters, 4 BB, 104 p/62K. I’m looking to sell. Guessing he is still hurt.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Mrs. Featherbottom: wasn’t the injury in his non-throwing arm? trust me, before THAT was reported, and even after it was, since i didn’t immediately know which arm it meant, i was freaking the F out

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: it was his left pectoral, so yeah, opposite arm.

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Mrs. Featherbottom: yr right about the BB’s and hit by’s and doubles against though, not good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wasn’t watching, too nerve wracking

  144. William Hung says:
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    So I had Nunez starting for me tonight at 3B to chase SBs, but right before the game I swapped back in Rendon just cause I had a feeling that Rendon was going to blow up tonight.

    Between Rizzo, Rendon, Lindor, and Conforto – 6 HRs and 12 RBIs

    There needs to be a term for a player with Rendon where he busts his nut for all his stats. Between this game and his crazy one against the Mets, he has 99% of his R, HR, and RBIs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know

  145. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Would you start tim Anderson over Addison Russell for the time being? At least until Russell finds his groove and improves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  146. OaktownSteve says:
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    I think there’s a chance Adams is going to be very valuable playing in The ATL

    • Grey

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      Wish I would’ve got him in an NL-Only league

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: i’m with grey wherein in my own (likely, i thinj grey’s is a 12) 10 team NL only, fatt adams (bitch tits as he’s known around STL) albeit he did lose at least 45 lbs, just look at him now, was drafted by somebody who has way too many BN bats yet shorts himself at SP even with QS.

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        @Grey:

        Yep. If we have Coors (COL), Coors Lite (ARI) then the ATL is looking like Coord Cutter

  147. rick says:
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    drop bedrosian for garza?

    beddy have a chance at reclaiming when back? was so good healthy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  148. Brett says:
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    Can you rank Paxton, Cueto, Duffy, C-Mart

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brett: C-Mart Paxton Cueto Duffy..Cueto and Duffy are a coin flip for me

  149. Mr. Glass says:
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    I’m in a H2H yahoo points league in a vacum is me trade geritt Cole for trea turner a good move or should I be aiming higher ( I was offered this trade)

    • Packing says:
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      @Mr. Glass: You must be new here.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mr. Glass: If you can get Trea for cole do it

  150. Mr. Glass says:
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    Nope been here a while

  151. Packing says:
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    deals a no brainer innit?

  152. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1) Rank best DL stash: Taijuan Walker, Rodon, Familia, Cahill, Smyly, Finnigan, Street

    2) Best starter pick up for a couple starts

    Shoemaker @ MIA, MIN
    J Ross SD, @OAK
    Clevenger CIN, OAK
    JC Ramirez @MIA, MIN
    Folty @SF, @CIN

  153. dfrench23 says:
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    I have 4 guys who are eligible only at 1B and only have 1B, CI and U. I can bench one but stats don’t count. We are 5×5 roto with OBP (& HR, R, Rbi, Sb) so who is the odd man out? Votto is 1B, Smoak is CI and Josh Bell started at U this week while HanRam sat on the bench.

    Right move?

    Also, MI suck. I’m starting christian Arroyo but Forsythe is on the WW along with Schmpf, Gennett, Amarista, Merrifield, Lowrie, Reyes, Simmons, and Miller.

    I’m thinking Forsythe…what do you think?

  154. Al Koholic says:
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    Whats up boss man. What kind of numbers u see from Bradley Zimmer from here on out. Need steals but will he enough to trade for. Thanks

  155. playadlc says:
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    Gattis or Hedges ros?

  156. William Hung says:
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    Benched George Springer tonight and he didn’t make me pay… c’mon man!

  157. CARLOS says:
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    GREY!

    I amassed a bunch of vagabond MI’s with Cano on the DL. Need to drop one for a streamer.

    N. Walker (he has been the hottest but lowest rank on the season)
    M. Gonzalez (from Houston)
    T. Beckham

    Who should I drop? Thanks!

  158. Kennneth Dean says:
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    In a six by six lg that counts ops and replaces wins with losses and counts quality starts as the sixth pitching stat… should I trade cespedes for leake n Dylan bundy?

    My roster:

    C Yadier Molina
    1B Freedie Freeman (currently platooning Josh Bell and others until freeman)
    2B Dee Gordon
    3B Nolan Arenado
    OF Cespedes/ Haniger/ Peraza/hernan Perez/ werth / broxton
    Util Chris Davis
    Util T Beckham

    • Kennneth Dean says:
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      @Kennneth Dean:

      SP Madison Bumgarner / Fulmer / Tanaka / joe Ross / Tehran / Biagini / holland /berrios
      RP Tony Watson / Osuna/ Kintzler

  159. Brett says:
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    Would you trade away Bregman and Matz for Alex Wood and Tailon?

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