Corey Seager should’ve been called up already.  Brucely, we’re up against it with the Dodgers.  We have the aging vet, Jimmy Rollins, who looks like toast if you were to take doodie and pat it into the shape of toast and, uh, toast it.  We have Justin Turner, who is having a career year but isn’t really this good and getting more slap hits than another Turner.  We have Dumb Mattingly, who has Joe Torre on speed dial because he thinks Torre is still the manager of the team and Dumb is just acting as interim.  We have the playoffs in their grasp.  We have a team where money is no object, so if they call up Seager and bench Rollins and his contract, whatevs.  We have a city that is obsessed with youth, says Debra Winger.  This sounds as convoluted as True Detective.  Now that I write it out, I’m surprised Seager didn’t get called up in April.  I’ve refrained from tooting the Seager horn to avoid looking like a Bozo when he wasn’t called up, but I’m starting to think it could be soon, or at least within the next month.  Why do we care, young prematurely balding men?  Cause he looks like a young Tulo.  Maybe he doesn’t steal 20 bases in a year, but he could hit 30 HRs with 10 steals and a .300 average.  No, not this year, but at some point those numbers seem doable.  And I’d like to do ’em!  In redraft leagues, I’d now start stashing Seager, and, in keepers and dynasty leagues, he’s likely already gone, but if he’s not, oh, heck’s yeah.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Curt Casali – Once upon a time, a prospect by the name of Kevin Maas, that no one knew prior, came up with the Yankees and hit 76 home runs in 78 at-bats with two strikeouts that were controversial third-strike calls.  Soon thereafter, he disappeared, only to be seen occasionally when John Walsh updated Kevin’s missing person file.  Ever since that day, whenever a third-rate prospect comes up and starts performing well, and is bound to disappear like the aforementioned Yankee prospect, it’s said that prospect has Maas appeal.  Casali has 7 homers in only 21 games, so, you’d be happy as hell to get Casali’s power in a deal, maybe your soul you’d sell to have Maas appeal!

Carlos Sanchez – Hitting near-.500 in the last week, and his name translates to Chuck Weird Sex Maneuver.  What’s not to like?

Javier Baez – I don’t think Castro is going to get benched, but he could be traded.  Either way (wait, that was one way), if you’re desperate in leagues, I could see stashing Baez.  A staezh, perhaps?  Hmm, maybe not.

Jung-Ho Kang – He’s been doing damage recently with his bat like you never want to hear said about any other Ho.

Trevor Story – Here’s what Prospect Mike said the other day, “Obviously Jose Reyes is going to be the shortstop in Colorado for right now, but I wouldn’t be shocked if the Rockies flip him, opening the door for Story. Between Double-A and Triple-A this season, Story is batting .281 with 16 homers and 15 steals. The 22-year-old has been especially hot of late, hitting .366 with four homers over his last ten games. The biggest concern coming into this season was his strikeout rate, but he lowered that enough for me to rank him 37th on the Midseason Top 50. He should be on the radar in keeper leagues since he’ll be a hot pickup once the Reyes roadblock is removed like I’d like to remove Grey’s heart and chew on it.”  What?  I’m scared!

Brett Lawrie – It only took halfway through his post-post-post-post-post-post-post-pause for a smoke-walk the dog-post-post-post-POST-post-hype year!

Chase Headley – JayWrong is over rocking the 2015 fantasy football rankings, but if he were here right now, he’d tell you Headley is the greatest player to ever don a baseball uniform.  Or at least as good as Kevin Kouzmanoff.

Tyler Saladino – I like to tell Cougs I want this guy, just to see her briefly excited thinking I want to have salad with her.

Francisco Lindor – He hit three homers in the last week, and he has 30-steal speed and, of course, what is a day that doesn’t end with you changing your middle infielder?  Not a day, at all.

Michael Conforto – I haven’t been that impressed with Conforto so far, but I’m giving him another week.  I’m also slightly jaded because I haven’t been that impressed by a Mets hitting prospect in about twelve years.

Preston Tucker – I’m kinda crazy for this guy.  Put me in a strait jacket and let me fling poop at the walls!  Okay, maybe that’s too much.  Tucker could lose a few at-bats due to the Gomez trade, but it looks like Marisnick is the odd man out.

Rusney Castillo – Due to Mookie Betts being checked for tiny animated birds flying over his head, Rusney should get some playing time for at least a week.

Gerardo Parra – Great value upswing for Parra going to the O’s.  Now he can start every day on top of a potent lineup.  To give you a comparison, he just became a poor man’s Pollock.  Call him Ukrainian.

Domingo Santana – With Parra and Gomez out of the picture — which is weird because you say ‘Cheese’ when in a picture, and Milwaukee has the Cheeseheads — Santana could become a fixture in the Brewers’ outfield.  In deeper leagues, I’d act now.

Ben Revere – Was just traded to the Blue Jays.  Feels anti-American for Revere to go to Canada, but they’ve had their problems with the British too, and one can always use a town crier.  Feels also unfair to have him bring his 40-steal speed to the top of the 1927 Blue Jays lineup.  As Revere would say, giddy up!

Ender Inciarte – Ever think that Inciarte is in Witness Protection and his last name is a CIA Easter egg?  No?  Maybe it’s me.

Aaron Hicks – A-A-ron can be a substitute for any slumping outfielder on your team.

Alex Rios – Is there a douchey player in the majors?  Maybe not.  Does that matter when you’re picking up a hot bat?  Perhaps if douchey is a negative category in your league.  “Oh, shoot, he didn’t run out a grounder to 2nd.  Damn, that’s gonna cost me in my Douchey league.  I knew I should’ve drafted Schumaker as a backup, he’s got Roberto Clemente awards!”

Marcell Ozuna – OZUNA will return soon.  OZUNA will make amends.  OZUNA just needs to Google recipe for amends.

Michael Taylor – I have no idea why the Nationals have been batting him at the bottom of the order, but I love the way Taylor’s been going H.A.M.

Edward Mujica – Announced as A’s (not really stutterer!) closer.  That is the nicest thing I can say for Mujica.

Ken Giles – With Papelbon finally danced out of town, Giles will handle the ninth inning duties for the rest of his career.  No pressure!

Hector Rondon – Maddon seems to have settled back on Rondon as the Cubs closer, and that will stay that way until Maddon randomly wakes up one day and decides to mix it up.  Maddon:  You Can Count On Not Counting On Him.

Arodys Vizcaino – Should be the Braves closer now that Johnson was moved, though I’m all about me some Jason Frasor and David Aarsdma as handcuffs if you’re desperate.  Very desperate.

Alex Wilson – Another possible Tiger closer is Bruce Rondon, but he looks terrible so far this year.  It’s a scary place, the Tigers bullpen, only enter if you’re desperate for SAGNOF!

Chris Tillman – Here’s what I said the other day, “On one hand, he has an under 1.50 ERA in the 2nd half of the season.  On the other hand, he had a 2.33 ERA in the 2nd half last year.  On a third hand that is actually a glove on the end of a mop, I could see grabbing Tillman in some leagues to see if this 2nd half magic is real like Michael Jackson would’ve said about David Blaine.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Mike Leake – I just went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger and have at it.

Patrick Corbin – I’ve been a bit surprised by how well he’s looked since his return, and with each game he’s pitched he gets further and further away from the surgery that was my main concern on him.  I’m definitely buying or my name isn’t Grey Giancarlo Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario.

Joe Ross – I like what he’s shown so far, but this is more of a Stream-o-Nator call, which sounds like this, “Hey, Hitter-Tron, did you sleep with my sister and never call her back?”

Mat Latos – Even without the Dodgers, Latos had shown enough since he returned from injury that my interest was under a Christmas tree and I was piquing through the wrapping paper.  Convoluted wordplay points!

SELL

Any Player That Can’t Win You A Championship For Any Player That Wins You The Championship – No, don’t go to your waiver wire looking for someone named, Any Player That Wins You The Championship.  He exists, but not in his most literal form.  He’s amorphous.  No, that feeling you have when you see Robin Thicke is not amorphous.  That’s something else.  Yes, Chris Sale has been terrific for your team, but if you don’t need pitching, why aren’t you trading him?  Check your voicemail; that’s me screaming at you to go for the title.  Sorry, I get emotional.  If you love Aroldis and want to have his babies, I can’t argue with you, but if you don’t need saves, friend him on Facebook, DM him some noodes and trade him away for something you need!  With trading deadlines quickly approaching, now is the time to lay your cards on the table and go for the gusto.  No, gusto isn’t Italian for what happens what you stand too close to your uncle’s backside.  You need to win now and if that means making lopsided trades that don’t look great on the surface, but help you win, do it!  Let’s make you people winners!  Uh, you know, for fantasy.

  1. Griff says:
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    Grey,
    Solid write up as always. Which OF do you like better ROS: Eaton, Hicks or M. Taylor?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Great White North says:
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    Why does Domingo Santana make me think of Boats & Hos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  3. Benny says:
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    In a dynasty league, would you trade Rendon for Altuve if your team has very little speed to speak of?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  4. PK says:
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    Call him Ukrainian.

    Love it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  5. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    NICE! You liking Freeman or Carlos Santana more for ROS? Are they close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, Santana

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks yummy, I’m pretty anti-parsley though, so would prolly want it without that

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Agree that Parsley is pretty terrible, but dill man, dill makes Tommy Lust’s toes curl.
            Trying to sell Freeman (taking your advice) you like Carlos S a little more, and I’m guessing also Sugar Cain and ARod. How would you rank these 3? I’m assuming Suga, ARod, Carlos?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Mrs.Featherbottom: parsley is the devil’s garnish…that would be the ranking

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: tanks again! Cilantro though, I can put it on almost everything. It would suck to be one of those people who think it tastes like soapy metal.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  @Mrs.Featherbottom: I think I’m one of those people… I can’t handle cilantro…

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @Grey: Bummer! if you eat Asparagus can you smell it in your pee?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I’m not a robot!

  6. Relsh says:
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    Would you rather stash Luis Severino or Trevor Story as a keeper for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  7. Wilson says:
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    Correa , Lindor , C Seager,
    Do you see how to rank them next year in you guess?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa, Seager

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Wilson: Correa, Seager, Lindor, with the slight possibility that the first two have the potential to be flipped. I think Correa is #1 as he has shown it in the bigs already, so reason to think that will fall off as his sample size continues to grow and maintain…

      • plasmaj says:
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        @CMUTimmah:

        hmm, Seager is batting .267 in the extremely hitter friendly PCL with 9 HRs in 287 ABs (and 2 SBs). Correa is batting .296 with 10 HRs in 179 ABs in the majors (plus 5 SBs). I don’t think its that close. Next year, Correa is going in the first three rounds. Seager, in an aggressive league may go by round 6 or 7 (assuming he has Bryant-level hype)

  8. Shalacken says:
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    Which SS do you like better ROS: Crawford or Turner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  9. Bammers says:
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    H2H dynasty league (QS instead of wins). My Jon Gray and a low 1st round rookie draft pick for Liriano and a high 2nd round pick. Looking to get Liriano for a playoff push.

    Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Bammers: gray plays for COL, and how is that only worth one round more than liriano. gray side should be getting many more rounds.

  10. Teddy Heater says:
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    Papelbon has to be the douchiest player by far!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Easily! So, do you know where your seats are? What time do you have to be there?

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I’ve been on him all week about where the tickets are going to be and he said he should know by the end of today. be-beep, be-beep, be-beep……. breaking news….. We’re in Section 106 Row S, seats 3-6 and they asked that I get there no later than 5pm.

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @Teddy Heater: 3rd base line next to the dug out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Teddy Heater: Damn, 106 seems reserved for VIPs! I’ll have to go 107

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: The seats aren’t anything special, but they did confirm I’ll be the only one throwing out the 1st pitch, so Eff the seats!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Teddy Heater: sweet! Okay I’m gonna look to see if I can get nearby seats

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: They look like they’re less than $50 in that section.

  11. Mike says:
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    I had to educate myself on Kevin Maas… and this really happened?…Amaing

    Like Mattingly, Maas was a left-handed batter. As a result many of his home runs went into the right field stands. About halfway through the season a group of a dozen or so young ladies began wearing “Maas-tops” to Yankees home games and sitting in the right field stands. Whenever Maas hit a home run to right, the girls would get up, remove their tops and jump up and down until Maas finished circling the bases.[6] However after a few home runs the women were banned from entering Yankee Stadium

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Awesome!

  12. Jvanslyke says:
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    Great write up. Should I drop Vogt for Casali? I love Vogt but 0-16 last week!

    Also, drop Calhoun for Taylor??

    Love buy sell!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold Vogt…I’d want Calhoun

  13. stumanji says:
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    Best 2B KEEPER of this bunch: Cano, Kipnis, Rendon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  14. Robert says:
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    Osuna or Zeigler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna

  15. Wilson says:
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    Will Revere have more value after he is traded to Blue Jays?
    Especially runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  16. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    What’s your thoughts long term on Ender? Give me a comp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victorino in prime?

  17. Zeus says:
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    12 year old me was plenty gay for Kevin Maas. Not a good time to be a Yankee fan

        • Zeus says:
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          @Zeus: that’s well worth a read. By the way fuck Mel Hal

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Zeus: yup, well aware of Mel Hall’s crimes

            • Zeus says:
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              @Grey: fun Yankee team with Hall, andy Hawkins, Tim (not LSD guru) Leary, Lance McCullers dad and Gary Ward

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                @Zeus: no Steve Howe?

                • Zeus says:
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                  @Grey: snooooooooooorrrrrrttttt

  18. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    hahahahaha, just when I opened this article, I was listening to Bob Seger’s night moves on my ipod. You can’t make that up…. Ok, now on to read the article….

  19. Malicious Phenom says:
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    So, Which MLB team did that best in the trade market in IYHO?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dodgers

  20. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Latos, Corbin or Leake ROS? 7×7 (L and HLD) H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  21. dem ribbies says:
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    1)which pair would you rather have in win-now mode?

    a) Abreu $24, T.Ross $3
    b) Votto $3, Samardzija $10

    2)same pair, which would you rather have as keepers into 2016?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) B 2) B

  22. Los Putos says:
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    Bruce levine tweets Cespedes to NYM.

    Gotta love Twitter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Choo got a problem with that meng? Cespedeees and the Metsieeeees. La la laaaaa!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Cram It: just hoping the mets don’t kill cespedes’s value

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Don’t be a worry wart. He’ll be fine. We’ll take good care of him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I sure hope so

  23. Great White North says:
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    Lindor over B. Phillips ROS, no particular need?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  24. hankg says:
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    Couple of questions:

    1. Better option for a bench bat – Deal for Calhoun (likely would cost a high end set up guy like Storen or Davis – this is a holds league) or pick up one of the following – Revere, Hicks, Eaton, Taylor, Maybin, Ozuna, Fowler or Yelich?

    2. Currently using Odor as replacement for Betts. Would any of the following be an upgrade – Phillips, C. Hernandez or Walker?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Revere, depends on needs 2. Hold

  25. The HAND OF SAGNOF says:
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    Grabbed Sano off waivers, he was dropped for no apparent reason… I know had “sore ankle” but I had 6 priority and he made it thru. Am I missing something on him? He’s 54 on JFOHS list.

    And keeper league pollock and matz for kimbrel revere? Who wins.

  26. Brian says:
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    Have Miller, Osuna, Vizcaino, axford. Should I just drop axford now and pick up Benoit now before kimbrel word gets out kimbrel has been traded?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kimbrel wasn’t traded that I see

  27. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Is rotowire high, this is what they are saying on Revere:

    Blue Jays acquired OF Ben Revere from the Phillies for RHP Alberto Tirado and RHP Jimmy Cordero.
    The Jays got a nice complimentary piece for their outfield. Revere shouldn’t start over Kevin Pillar in center, but he can fill in there on occasion. He’ll probably end up platooning with Chris Colabello in left field, giving the Jays more defense there at the cost of power. His fantasy value would seem to drop some, since he could hit low in the order and play less than he might have elsewhere. Still, he remains worth using in mixed leagues. The Phillies have freed up more at-bats for Domonic Brown and Cody Asche as they try to figure out their 2016 outfield.

    Why would he NOT hit lead-off and why would they platoon him? ugh

    • unclefavre says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:

      Baloney….. He’ll bat leadoff

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @unclefavre: I agree, roto wire guy has his head up his you know what!

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Batting 9th in a platooney.

  28. Lipson says:
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    Travis on the DL. Need to replace. Looking at available players, Im seeing the following:

    Eddie Rosario
    Brett Lawrie
    Delino DeShields
    Didi Gregorius
    Odubel Herrara

    Rosario is the hottest of the bunch according to my Yahoo settings.

    • Zeus says:
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      @Lipson: it’s getting late early out here. Figure out what stats you can use to move up in the standings and pick the appropriate player

  29. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey..

    Who do you like more Vogt or Schwarber?
    Do you think schwarber will remain an every day player? What abou Casali where does he fall With those players? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan: Vogt… I do worry about Schwarber’s PT

  30. The JoGarza says:
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    Really pissed at SD for not ending the season with a bang. Preller says they think they still have a chance. Someone give that man a drug test.

    Anyways, who wins this in a 12-team league.

    Carrasco, Heaney, Mujica for S.Gray

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @The JoGarza:

      Also have Lester on the table for my Heaney and Carrasco (no Mujica)

  31. Scott says:
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    hammels, Corbin, latos, wood. how do you rate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Wood, Latos, Corbin

  32. John coakley says:
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    Am I missing an opportunity here? Several inquiries about Stanton. I am going to make the playoffs so have been reluctant to deal him since at least he is swinging a bat.

    Latest: Carlos Gonzalez for Stanton

    Carlos Gonzo and Hamel for Stanton.

      • John coakley says:
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        @Grey: redraft

  33. J-FOH says:
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    ever since the whiners went off about Duda he has hit 6 dongs. I had to abide and drop him in my ranks over the “knee” issues and he rewards me with good things. I like how how time and again when I crap on a player they reward me with gold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He rewarded you by you dropping him?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: hell no, I held on to him, I dropped him in my ranks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          On a separate note…I got the tix

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Love it!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Razzball on the front and that image on the back?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  do I go:

                  RAZZBALL straight across

                  or stack it

                  RAZZ
                  BALL

                  I got lots of real estate on my clothes

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Razz on top of image, Ball on bottom of image?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I like this one better… Front Razzball, image on back

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: it all depends on cost.

                    I think Image should be stand alone on back. So people ask me, who is that guy?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, agreed

    • Zeus says:
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      @J-FOH: J-Foh loves the dong

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Zeus: the dongS

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @J-FOH: took longer than i thought. gotta get my brain doctoring in order, be more precise.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @J-FOH: thought you’d be here 2 days earlier trumpeting this, gotta get my brain doctoring skills up to snuff to know before these things happen.

  34. GhostTownSteve says:
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    I can’t imagine Mujica sticks as the A’s closer. What is the next degree of horrible above hot garbage. I think it goes Trash, Garbage, Hot Garbage….New Jersey Garbage maybe?

    Hurray for Revere and Parra. Both great landing spots. Gonna help one one of my teams out for sure. Should I pencil those guys in for about 20 runs a piece a week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jays are saying Revere is a platoon guy and batting ninth

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Are they really now?

        Is Tulo gonna keep hitting 1st? Well lets hope whoever manages that team talks to Snuffleupagus and they get their New Jersey garbage together.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what Gibbons said

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Gibbons…you monkey.

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @GhostTownSteve:

              Being on the good side of a platoon in Toronto and hitting 9th might not be any less productive than full time lead off in Philly.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Meh, it’s not great

                • GhostTownSteve says:
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                  @Grey:

                  Why you gotta be all like that when I’m trying to go sunnyside?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    My bizzad

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      Also, this site’s ad algorithm is either confused about me or knows me better than I know myself. First it was the banner for “Get the breasts you’ve always wanted” cosmetic surgery. Now all the content is in Spanish. Very interesting.

      Also, the only two players who swing at the first pitch 50% of the time or more are Marlon Byrd and Carlos Gomez.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is that historic for Gomez or something new this year? And he’ll fit in great in the Astros!

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @Grey:

          Looks to be in line with career norm.

          But I just now saw something else pretty great. Adam Jones swings at 60%+ of all the pitches he sees. He’s pretty amazing. Everything in his profile goes against the grain.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I have a feeling Jones’s career is going to fall off a cliff due to that too, and Gomez has been bad this year too

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @Grey:

              We talked at length about Jones in the offseason. The regression faeries chose to serve their revenge to Jones rather cold.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Indeed

      • J-FOH says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: I hate Mujica as well, I made my case for F Rodriguez in Oakland to end season as closer, what are your thoughts

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @J-FOH:

          I’d love it if the kid they got from Houston came up and closed (he won’t). Dan Mengden is his name. 109 k’s in 104 innings so the stuff is there…AND he rocks the Rollie Fingers stache. How sweet would that be? Rollie 2.0

          • J-FOH says:
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            @GhostTownSteve: I like the Rollie 2.0 thing. Is he getting called up?

            But what about my question if Mujica falters

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @GhostTownSteve:

            The fact that they pick Mujica for first go around is indicative of just how lousy their options are. The bullpen is really the story of their whole season. The got bupkiss out of Doolittle, Cook, O’Flaherty and Otero, Scribner and others that were at least serviceable last year have been bad to inconsistent.

            Could see them playing some match ups with Pommeranz. You also have to imagine that if Mujica puts up a couple of good months closing maybe Billy thinks he can turn him into a piece somehow? I dunno.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Doolittle will close in September

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                I’m worried he might be cooked. Yeah if he can get it up there around 88 or better he’s getting a shot though so you’re right on that.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I have him stashed all over since their options otherwise are Willie McGee ugly

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @GhostTownSteve:

              I think if it’s not Mujica then it’s committee for awhile with Lord Pommeranz and Rodriguez playing match ups.

  35. votto-voom says:
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    Grey, Just to confirm, you like Betancourt over Kahnley to get the job that Axford is trying to lose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • votto voom says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: damn, you cause me confusion when you don’t agree with me!!!

  36. votto-voom says:
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    Kahnle

  37. WalleyWorld says:
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    what kind of arm can i get for Starlin Castro in a dynasty? anything worthwhile? best to just hold for now? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold likely…Maybe Lester?

  38. Dorothy ManTooth says:
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    Great right up, totally Grey Grey!

    Just from a points perspective, Domingo or K Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Davis

  39. L-Boogie says:
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    13 team standard 5×5. I’m in 5th, 9 points out of lead. I way back in SB and have a tiny lead in HR and RBI. Trade on the table is my Bruce for his Billy Hamilton. I guess the question is can hamilton gain me the 20 or so sb I need to gain some impactful points?
    Currently:
    HR: 184 (me), 182, 166, 163, 163…
    RBI: 642 (me), 638, 634, 606, 598…
    SB: 125, 110, 102, 91, 88, 81, 79, 77, 68 (me)…

    So you see a regular old SAGNOFer won’t get it done for me. I need someone who can catch me up in a hurry and lindor and deshields aren’t doing it. Or are sb a lost cause for me at this point?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, take Hamilton

    • Cram It says:
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      @L-Boogie: It looks like you could make up more points in SB than you could lose in HRs. But what do I know, I’m just using logic.

  40. Kyman says:
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    Which side would you rather have:

    A. Cueto + Desmond or… B. Salazar + Correa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  41. GhostTownSteve says:
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    By the way, I don’t know if I mentioned this here, but Safeco is AWESOME. I’m saying favorite stadium I’ve ever been to out of the 15 or so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw the outside over the All-Star Break!

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Took my rodents to see them and the Jays. Place was crammed with Canadians. King Felix day on Friday. They celebrate it like mad. So nice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          When were you in Seattle? I was there over the break

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I was there for a week and change with my kids and my parents and brother last week. Rented a house out by Mt. Ranier and did all kinds of cool stuff. Just awesome.

            Ken Burns nailed the three best American things: baseball, jazz and the Nat. Parks. Ranier was absolutely beautiful.

            • GhostTownSteve says:
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              @GhostTownSteve:

              I was there two weeks ago and flew out when the M’s were playing that Jays series.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ah…I don’t know when that was, I was there for ASB

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I never saw the Nat. Parks Burns’ doc… Have to look out for it… I loved Seattle, I did only city stuff though, first time there and was only there for 4 days

              • GhostTownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                It’s nice there. We were kind of the opposite. We did no city stuff. In fact on the way out we stayed in Bellevue. We ended up having breakfast at this pancake place there and the waitress said The King comes in all the time for biscuits and gravy. So I had biscuits and gravy. King for a day.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, nice… Yeah, we stayed directly above Pike Market at the Inn at the Market, nice place, solid food all around us…

  42. Nyjacobs says:
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    Hey grey – is trevor story playing this year? Or drop in standard roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In the minors

  43. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Pitching is a premium in my league. Just lost Pineda and severino is getting the call. It’s a deep 10 team h2h standard 5 cat league. Who do you drop? I was thinking rendon

    C: schwarber
    1b: teix
    2b: Wong
    3b: arenado
    Ss: correa
    OF: Harper trout pollock
    Util: crush , jupton
    Bench: Vogt, rendon, sano
    DL: buxton

    SP: arrieta, Pineda, cole, Nola, McCullers, Heaney, carrasco, Richards, erasmo
    RP: axford, tolleson, boxberger, krod, holland
    DL: Pineda

    My team is stacked and I’m 21.5 over second place thanks to using your draft rankings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogt

  44. JohnnySquid says:
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    Good call on Domingo Santana. Could play huge here in Aug/Sept. I just picked him up. I’m in a deep 14 Team league and Devon Travis is now on the DL again and f’ing useless for at least two weeks. What do you think of Ketel Marte now that’s up and starting @ 2B tonight for Seattle? I was considering dropping Travis to speculate on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll only play for a day or two until Cano’s back, unless I missed news that Cano’s going to the DL

  45. green monstah says:
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    Hey grey it’s already time for the weekend like the great r Kelly said “I believe I can fly” wait not that one I mean it’s the freakin weekend I’m about to have me some fun, yeah that’s more like it!

    On to fantasy baseball:

    H2h points / weekly lock league who are you looking to add for next week’s matchup for depth or anything, and longer than next week too if we are talking depth.

    Here are some bats I’m looking at:
    Ben revere, melky Cabrera, Adam eaton, Jung ho hang, jayson werth, Gerardo parra, alexei Ramirez, Francisco lindor or stash Corey Seager or Javier Baez?

    My starting bats:

    C: Kyle schwarber

    1b: Edwin encarncion

    2b: howie Kendrick

    3b: Todd Frazier

    SS: Carlos correa

    IF: Kris Bryant

    OF: Bryce Harper

    OF: Puig

    OF: Joc pederson

    OF: Jay Bruce

    DH: Hanley Ramirez

    Utility : Carlos Santana

    Next I just read that Jed lowrie is back for the Astros should I be worried w/ correa or am I right to assume that the Astros are locked in with correa at SS & if anything they’ll work lowrie in at 3b?

    Next Q which potential two start pitcher are you adding + starting next week’s matchup:

    Shelby miller: (vs Giants & peavy, start 2 is vs Marlins & I’m not sure it says Dan Haren but I heard he’s now a cub.)

    Chris Tillman: (@ Oakland & vs Jesse Chavez , start 2 is @ Anaheim & Garrett Richards)

    — two home games for miller & two road games for Tillman

    Thanks gray have a great one!

    Have you played the card game cards against humanity? If not I reccommend it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. Eaton… Correa’s not being benched for Lowrie…Miller…Yeah, played it many times, good stuff!

  46. J-FOH says:
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    watching Shark Tank and I want the squatty potty!

    • LittleJoeyCora says:
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      @J-FOH: haha! You know it’s possible to build your own version out of shoeboxes and duct tape. I did!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One of the best inventions ever on there! I want one too!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: only 25 bucks. we slap razzball stickers on them and sell for 49.99

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @J-FOH: My wife bought one after seeing it on Shark Tank.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

        • Steve Stevenson says:
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          @Grey: I have no problems pooping thanks to my eating and drinking habits, but every once in a while I take it or a spin to mix things up.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

  47. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    Hey Grey another quick one for you…

    Now that the deadline has passed, ok to drop Jeffress as my K-Rod insurance? Or I s it still likely he gets moved in August, you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, lose Jeffress

      • LittleJoeyCora says:
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        @Grey: Done! Thanks again!

        Btw, where were you visiting in Seattle? I grew up there, on Vashon Island (little hippy island a few miles from downtown Seattle). Definitely recommend checking it out if you’re ever back up there!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just the city, in general… Never been before… Stayed at the Inn at the Market, had a nice time

          • LittleJoeyCora says:
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            @Grey: Nice. Seattle in the summer is one of the best cities in the world.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it was gorgeous… There was more here in LA that week than there for the week I was there

  48. Jon says:
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    Panik or Brandon Phillips ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phillips

  49. matt says:
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    grey. are you streaming hendricks tomorrow against a gomezless brew crew even after giving up 9 runs combined in last 2 outings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  50. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    In my post a few posts up, you said you liked Vogt over schwarber , then you said drop Vogt. Still standing firm on holding schwarber and dropping Vogt for severino ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t realize how shallow the league was and you were benching him…Just lose him

  51. GhostTownSteve says:
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    did you already comment on Severino coming up? I seen him throw and I was mighty impressed. Nasty but with polish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed him in 15 teamer Friends and Family

  52. Jan says:
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    Drop Alcides or Jhonny for Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides

  53. Tom says:
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    OK, so, in the spirit Any Player That Wins You The Championship ….I have a HUGE lead in H2H and are planning for the playoffs. Two questions:

    Do you think Doolittle will be an effective closer (or a closer at all) by 9/14?

    Who do you like for more saves for 9/14-9/27– don’t worry about other stats (schedules shown):

    Giles 12 games (3vWAS, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
    Vizcaino 12 games (3vTOR, 3vPHI, [email protected], [email protected])

    Thanks for all of your help this year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely, but maybe on Doolittle… Giles

  54. dem ribbies says:
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    Blackmon $6 or Soler $3 as keeper next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  55. Jaymz says:
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    Nice Buy/Sell Grey.

    My offense is just behind the pack, so it’s probably time to start interchanging hot schmotatoes. I’d like to make 2 drops, I’m just not sure who (dynasty 10-team mixed).

    Of the following worst players on my roster can you please rank them ROS, or at least mention who you’d drop (if anyone)? – Grichuk, Inciarte, J. Ross, Kang, Motte…

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Motte

  56. Eric says:
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    Offered Cespedes for J Up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  57. J-FOH says:
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    Tabatha to Doyers. Lock up your cougars

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Watch out, Debra Winger!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: we can get him on podcast and you guys can compare cougar slaying skills

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bring it on!

  58. lb. sand says:
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    How would you rank for roto ros:
    Leake
    Corbin
    Latos
    Tillman

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos, Leake, Corbin

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Where would you slot Fiers in that group?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Last

  59. Eric says:
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    What about Grichuk and CMart for Cespedes? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis side

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I have always been of the opinion that most pitchers lose some of their value the last two months of the year compared to hitters. what are your thoughts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t see why that would be as a generalization… Have you looked at ERA vs. runs scored for first 82 games vs. last 82 games for any year?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Considering the limited game starts and september call ups….I have never looked

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              There’s callups that are hitters too and Sept. is one of the best times to stream with hitters sitting, resting for playoffs

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Im confused, do we agree or disagree? Im so sun burned and heat stroked out I have no idea what Im saying….and on that note I’m working on my Sunday post, which BTW will be my 100th for the baseball side of Razzball.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice, congrats! I think Sept. is a great time to stream, and think pitchers are better then, so I don’t think we agree

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I think we do, what Im saying is most lose their value. Last year I dropped Arrieta late and Steve nabbed him and talked smack. what he failed to realize is I got better numbers from streaming than holding Arrieta. Holding him wasted those days between starts.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, then we might be on the same page… I’m not sure what page that is…I’m stuffed with kefta kebob now

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Kefta done right is delicious. Done bad is dry and nasty.

                      Btw I think I tore my calf muscle today

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Crap, that sucks… Is that something you get a cast for?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: nah. I’ll see how it’s doing Monday. If no better than might go to doctor. I just wrapped it and put some weed oil on it. If it’s real bad they might make me wear a boot. It popped pretty good when I went off the diving board

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, that really sucks… Sorry to hear it

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      dont worry it wont effect next weekend or tomorows post

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It better not!

  60. J-FOH says:
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    Rowdy Roddy Piper died…so sad. Looks like its a scotch night for Jack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that is sad… I just heard him the other day defending Hulk… Ugh…I’m depressed now…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I told babys mama I want all Shark Tank gifts for my birthday next month. Squatty Potty is on the top of my list

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @J-FOH: Stay away from the square potty messed my buddy all up. Dude shits pancakes now

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Did he write that on their Yelp page? He should

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @Grey: Hahaha, every year the wife and I get a Cape house with him and his wife and he was all excited about the squatty potty. Everything was Turkish bath house this, better poop that. He made all of us use it. Needless to say we got a Cape house just for our family this year.

              Squatty potty ruining friendships and digestive systems.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Wow, this feels like it needs an exposé! Spuatty potty? Or poopie patty, news at 11!

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @Grey: LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wanna come over to poop!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Just remember the two reasons he came here…..

  61. greg says:
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    Grey…..hey, I changed my team name from “West Coast G-Men” (which was always kinda lame) to “Crippled Crew”. But when Betts went down as well, I changed it again to “The Replacements”…apologies to Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman….

    These are my “replacements”
    C: Gomes
    1b: Cron (he fooled me again)
    2b: Odor (whaaaa happen?)/Rendon
    SS: Sano (gimpy and recovering)/ Desmond
    3b: Franco (waiting to get hot again?)
    OF: Reddick, Eaton, Yellich (Betts)
    DL: Miggy, Springer

    SP: DeGrom, Archer, Kluber, JoeFer, CMart, Carrasco, Corbin,
    RP: Giles/Tolleson

    I HAVE to get another closer, if Vizcaino is there, I gotta grab….wondering If Tommy Hunter will eventually be closer in Chi. now..chances are Vizcaino will be gone, though….when I can make moves (effing weekly move limits)..assuming he is…and i’m only looking position players…

    1)who do you drop for
    Lindor and Santana.
    The upside on those two is so good I’m wanting to go for it….and I need to take a risk with good upside. But I’m listening cuz all the injuries have my head spinning with confusing possibilities. And really, Eaton is great, Yellich does what he is supposed to, and Reddick sure isn’t bad. But Santana….

    2) oh, and would you drop Cron for Paulsen (lotta home games in August before Migs is back)? Sick of him and he’s killing me lately. Or Moss? Don’t see avg. improving. Or safe pick Forsythe.

    Or of course, as you often suggest, hold….

    Thanks again….I know I’m whining….hey…I’ve played fantasy football for years..baseball last 5…..had Steve Young when he went down….I’m used to losing stars…but never like this. lol. If I could just get some saves my pitching staff might just keep me in it, and if Springer/Miggy come back 2/3 as strong, my lineup isn’t that bad. Probably need a SAGNOF for steals.

    Yahoo 14 team h2h 5×5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget HUnter… 1) Santana over Cron 2) No

      • greg says:
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        @Grey:

        Cool. Thanks for quick response as always. Only problem is I wouldn’t have 1b for awhile….unless Santana has 1b elig…ah, no he does not. Sh**.

        So that leaves Santana for say Desmond and (somebody) for Cron for 2-3 weeks. Leaning Forsythe cuz he fills up the cats.

        Thoughts?

        And you’d hold Sano over Lindor?

        I’m overly wordy today. Forgive.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Logan works for me…I’d hold Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WHAT?!

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Ralph texted that to me and I told him to post. This better not be f**king around

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So many teases from Dre, I kinda don’t believe it until I listen to first skit before the first song

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Grey Day!

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: The whole “Inspired by the movie” is bit too much ambiguity for me. Then again Jay-Z’s “American Gangster” was inspired by the movie and that was his last good record. Still though if I don’t hear a Deez Nutz joke or something about thirsty B**tches etc.

            Then again I just read this….sounds promising The saga took an expected turn this week when it was revealed that he will drop a third album after all. But it’s not Detox. Instead, it’s a companion record to the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton (which premieres August 14th) that will include all new music, including potentially the first songs from the seminal gangsta rap group since 2000.

            From Rolling Stone link is below

            Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dr-dres-detox-a-timeline-of-hip-hops-great-unfinished-album-20150731#ixzz3hWrSZ8n8
            Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I just got goose bumps reading that… I just can’t!

  62. Jef with 1 f says:
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    Love the Cespedes deal..Finally have a team that has a shot and will be fun to watch down the stretch. ..it’s about time..Gotta give Alderson credit…he’s made some nice deals

    • Jef with 1 f says:
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      @Jef with 1 f: And thank god no MF Jay Bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just hope the Mets don’t kill Yoenis’s value with their hitter jinx…He’s better than Jay Bruce though

      • Jef with 1 f says:
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        @Grey: He’ll be fine..I’d go Grandy..Tejada, Murphy, Cespedes, Duda, d’Arnaud, Lagares/Cuddyer, Flores/johnson,..Not a great lineup but good enough with this pitching..Reminding me a bit of the Giants teams that won…well see..not expecting anything but they’ll be interesting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really going to come down to pitching, Yoenis helps, isn’t a huge bat

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Jef with 1 f: their b8ggest issues have been health. Duda and Lagares have manned up and played through it. Cespedes gives that right handed bat they miss in wright. F**k the Nats. If the Giants can do it over and over with shit squads then the Mess can

  63. Dorian says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Sorry about my screw up from last time. I’m 1 game above .500, but only 6 games out of 6th for a playoff spot. Someone offered me Lance McCullers and Nathan Karns for Kyle Schwarber. 16 teams, Rs/HRs/RBIs/OBP/SLG with pitchers Ws/SVs/HLDs/ERA/WHIP. Roster is C/1B/2B/3B/SS/3OF/1UT with pitching 3SP/2RP/2UT, and 4 benches with 2 DLs and 2NAs.

    Should I seal that trade?

    My team is
    C – Curt Casali, Kyle Schwarber
    1B – C.J. Cron
    2B – Rougned Odor, Anthony Rendon, Devon Travis
    3B – Manny Machado
    SS – Freddy Galvis
    OF – Preston Tucker, Justin Upton, Kevin Pillar, Steven Souza, George Springer, Domingo Santana
    SP – Jacob deGrom, Jake Arrieta, Jake Odorizzi, David Price, Joe Ross, Taylor Jungmann
    RP – A.J. Ramos, Brad Zielger

    I’m looking into acquiring a new 1B and SS, as Cron isn’t working out and my SS has been a revolving door.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns side unless keeper

  64. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. rizzo/carrasco for trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  65. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need pitching help. j-up/cody allen for grienke/heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  66. Bob says:
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    Tomorrow would you start G Parra at home against DET (Sanchez) or R Castillo at home against TB (Moore)?

    Also, starting Kyle Hendricks @MIL even though SON isn’t a huge fan ($.2)?

    Lastly, can you rank Jaime Garcia, Phil Hughes, Hisashi iwakuma ROS?

    Thank you kind sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra…. Not starting Hendricks… Garcia, Hughes

  67. Dommattingly says:
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    Drop Devon Travis for Denard Span?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  68. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey-son,

    Who would you take: Mujica or Alex Wilson?

    Afraid of Doolittle coming back possibly for mujica…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica

  69. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I’m thinking Alex G might get something going now that he is going to get consistent starts at 3rd. Stashed him where i could i think it’s worth a shot. 2nd 3rd and OF eligible.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: I think Seager gets the call, Alex’s defense is putrid

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @J-FOH: That might be a great stash too but we also know how Mattingly hates rookies.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: that’s no reason to avoid the kid . If he gets called it’s not to sit.

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @J-FOH: may be wrong but i will take the hr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be

  70. John coakley says:
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    I am a heavy favorite to make the playoffs in a 12 team, h2H, redraft league. Was offered Carlos Gonzo and Cole Hamels for Stanton. Stanton carried me for weeks so hard to turn loose. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take CarGo

  71. John coakley says:
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    Which side of Stanton for Cole Hamels and Carlos Gonzalez in a redraft league where I am a heavy favorite to be in the playoffs.

    • John coakley says:
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      @John coakley: to clarify, I have Stanton now. Sorry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  72. Web says:
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    Eaton or Burns Ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  73. Eden Hazard says:
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    What’s up grey,
    Redraft league, guy wants to give me Tex for Machado. I’ve been saying no but been watching the Yankees and Tex is on fire, could use his hrs and rbis, don’t really need steals (have Gordon and Hamilton), questions is can Tex keep it up/stay healthy? Tex would go in my CI slot for Machado, so position difference doesn’t matter. Pull the trigger or hold?
    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better than Tex, but take him if you’re desperate for HRs/RBIs

  74. John says:
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    C- Sal
    1B- rizzo
    2b- Rendon
    3b- franco
    ss- Desmond
    of-pollack
    of- Cutch
    of-bruce
    util- reddick
    util- duda
    dl- betts

    Who should i drop for justin turner or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner hit the DL today for 15 days

      • John says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Tex has to be my best p/u this season there must be some special vitamins going around in Yankeeville. Another Yankee note i really want to see Severino pitch b4 i pick him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yeah, JFoH grabbed Severino in our league, I hope he gets hit hard

  76. downy says:
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    Pick 1 axford,betancourt,Alex wilson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks that way

  77. Skeezix says:
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    Grey, do you like Kenley Janssn much more than Perkins ROS? I’m trying to decide on a package of Jansen and Lamb vs. Perkins and Kang. Let me know what you think.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Skeezix: I’d rather have kang and the. Lose difference isn’t enough to make me want lamb…Damn now I want lamb kabobs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Kenley’s better

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Agreed, but rather Kenley and Lamb vs. Perkins and Kang?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Perkins and Kang

  78. Web says:
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    Time to puck

  79. Web says:
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    Oops sorry ^

    Time to pick up Carter Capps after the Ramos Disaster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab him… And puck too

      • Web says:
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        @Grey: lol…Im a Ramos owner, is too soon to drop him for Capps?…Ramos has been bad his last few outings

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He hasn’t been bad for the last few outings

  80. scottg says:
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    I’m trying to upgrade at 3b and am looking at three options:

    1. Deal Franco for Beltre
    2. Deal Joc for Davis
    3. Keep rolling with platoon of Longo and Franco.

    This is a keeper league that counts OPS as an extra category.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nope 2. Sure 3. Yes

  81. Wilsonian says:
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    Am I dumping Vogt for where’s the Beef Wellington?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  82. Scott says:
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    Addison Russel or Jung ho kang?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang

  83. the sportsguy says:
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    10 team Al 5×5……dead last (20 back of 9th)…..middle of pack in BA and RBI….thinking of trading Encarnacion for K Morales…..thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  84. Reid says:
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    Which catcher would you roll out ROS? Cervelli, Wieters, or Norris?

    Thanks! Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters

  85. WalleyWorld says:
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    Dynasty trade. Just swapped Andrew Miller and Arodys Vizcaino for Matz. Did I get enough back? Hurts my pen obviously but I think Matz is a pretty solid add for the rotation. Still own Betances, Capps, and Giles. Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay if you had extra saves

  86. Bill Lee says:
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    ive had Segura all year. a little frustrating.
    with the trade of Parra i thought there was a chance Segura would be back
    at leading off, but not yet anyway.

    i see Lindor and César Hernández on the waiver wire.
    thoughts?

    BTW what is ABS per your trip to Seattle? antisocial behavior?

    thanks in advance for any response.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor, I meant ASB, All-Star Break

  87. Ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. Tomorrow matchups… Which one is most likely to deliver win and don’t hurt the ratios? Thx!
    J.Fernadez vs SD
    H.Iwakuma @ Min
    T.Bauer @ Oak
    J.Garcia vs Col
    N.Syndergaard vs Was

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      J-Fer

  88. Derrick says:
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    Gomes or Casali ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yan

  89. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey who you rather have ROS from Duda, Byrd, Trumbo? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  90. Wilson says:
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    With Revere is traded to TOR , who has powerful bats, is he worthy to be owned in a 10-team league? Or just stream him? Especially if I need runs. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  91. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Clippard, Capps or Betancourt for ROS SV?

    Soria or McGee for HLD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betancourt…McGee

  92. Mike says:
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    Need to stream today
    Joe Ross vs mets(degrom) or
    K Hendricks(Cubs) vs Mikw
    Thanks!
    Need a win

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  93. Alex Tramble says:
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    Are we still sticking with Vogt at catcher? He’s fallen hard it seems.

    D’Arnaud and Gomes are available FAs–either of them an upgrade to Vogt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

      • Alex Tramble says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.. thought so! But man, when Vogt was hot he was the most exciting free agent pickup ever.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, we had some good times

  94. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Vogt to pick up K Schwaber(Cubs)?
    Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  95. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Thoughts on David Peralta? I’ve got H.A.M. rostered, but Peralta batting clean-up is making me want to make the switcheroo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do the switch

  96. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey.. Is Wada pitching tomorrow? Haven’t heard anything but the SON says he is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t heard anything either

  97. Grizza3569 says:
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    12 team h2h redraft, which side…

    Frazier, Pollock and Stras
    Or
    Donaldson, Burns and Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  98. downy says:
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    Are these guys all streamers
    Erod,Hendricks,fiers,Chavez

    Drop any of them for gausman,nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In most leagues, yeah…. Chavez, E-Rod

  99. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Tucker, Pillar, Kang, Plouffe or Cron ROS? I tend to go Tucker
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Not concerned about him losing ABs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All the guys you mentioned could lose ABs

  100. John coakley says:
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    Not sure my OF provides enough firepower for the playoffs. 5 OF league. Been offered either Fowler or Aoki for Salazar (1hitters do that. But it was the A’s). Not sure they are big enough upgrades over what I have. 12 team H2H redraft league. Hold or move on the offer? Which OF if trade?

    C…..grandahl
    1B, 3B, 1B/3B…..Gonzo, Arenado, Seager
    2B, SS, 2B/SS……Kendrick, Kang, Hanley
    Util ……ARod
    OF……Stanton, Gardner, Calhoun, Rios, Taylor
    SP……Price, Archer, Salazar, Leake, JGarcia, Latos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not big enough upgrades

      • John coakley says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks! Today is our trade deadline so lots of craziness.

        Just got offered Brantley and Byrd for Price and Taylor. Helps OF by a lot but love Archer, Price 1-2 punch for the playoffs. Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Brantley if you need OF help

          • John coakley says:
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            @Grey:

            Ok. I will roll with Archer, Salazar, Leake, Latos and JGarcia …. Not exactly a daunting lineup LOL

  101. Frank White says:
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    Do you think i should trade Jordan Zimmerman n Hendricks for Kazmir and Severino?? Or what about same trade without Hendricks and Severino??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Frank White says:
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        thanks bud

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  102. JB2 says:
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    What do you think Puig does the rest of the year?
    I’m being offered Puig/Hamels for Marte/Gerrit Cole in a dynasty. The temptation is real, but is Cole too much to give up?

    • JB2 says:
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      @JB2: And thanks for the Seager call. He was still available in my league, and now I’m the belle of the trading block ball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      7 HRs, .290, 3 SBs…Marte side, it’s not close

  103. Mark says:
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    Sorry in advance for a catcher question, but I’m in great position to win this year and am willing to rent one via a draft pick swap (lowish…18 for 23 or something like that).

    Who do you like ROS? Martin or Gattis?

    Year long points league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  104. Mark says:
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    Year long points league.

    I’m in great position to win this year. Need to upgrade catcher via a modest draft pick swap.

    Who do you like ROS? Gattis or Martin?

  105. Mark says:
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    Oops sorry for double post….stupid IPad!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No worries

  106. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Carrasco/j-up for archer (or kluber)/cargomez? Thoughts?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  107. 740 says:
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    As always great read Grey. 10team h2h 5×5.

    Trade offer, Harper, C. Martinez for my Harvey, Rosenthal, Joc. Who wins?
    Osuna is on the wire.

    Also, drop Segura or Desmond for Seager?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Harper side…Desmond if bench bat

  108. Me says:
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    In a 14 rn 14 player OBP deep keeper league, I have a glaring hole at 2B and SP. (talking Delino as my starting 2B and Carrasco and Gausman as my best 2 SP) out of it this year. should I trade Miggy and Verlander for Kipnis and Hamels?

  109. Me says:
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    In a 14 tm 14 player OBP deep keeper league, I have a glaring hole at 2B and SP. (talking Delino as my starting 2B and Carrasco and Gausman as my best 2 SP) out of it this year. should I trade Miggy and Verlander for Kipnis and Hamels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it, but it’s fair

      • Me says:
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        @Grey: similar thoughts. thx grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. Bob says:
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    Enjoying a nice lead in SP categories this week and don’t want to have it go sideways on me with bad starts and jeopardize my lead.

    That being said, are any of Latos v LAA, Iwakuma @ MIN, or samardzjia v NYY must starts? It’s better to sit them and hold the categories then to try to pad the stats unnecessarily and chance an implosion right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit them all

  111. J-Money says:
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    Lindor or Panik ROS? 6×6 OPS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  112. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    I just watched the shark tank with the Copa di Vino wine guy. What a moron.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such a douche!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: this is show is really getting in the way of me accomplishing anything today

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…You’ve been swallowed by the sharks

  113. Dan Rydell says:
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    With our league trade deadline coming up in my keeper league, I’ve been thinking about keepers for next year. I’ve got a sizable lead at this point and have an owner who will trade Trout for a group of potential keepers. Without getting into the details of the trade and the number of years left on contracts, I was wondering if you could give me your rankings of these players for the next two years. I’ve tried to put them in the order I see fit.

    Kris Bryant
    Carlos Correa
    Adam Jones
    Jose Fernandez
    Billy Hamilton

    Thanks for all the great advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That ranking looks close

  114. SpecialFNK says:
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    looking to add offense.
    (I just traded Morales to get deGrom)

    give- Anibal Sanchez.
    get- Curtis Granderson.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Gomes. 1B- Ortiz. 2B- Gennett. 3B- Machado. SS- ARamirez. IN- Lamb.
    OF- Marte. OF- Pederson. OF- Markakis. OF- Hicks. UT- Montero.
    BN- Ethier, Cron, Collins. DL- Crisp.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Cueto. RP- Rondon. RP- Vizciano.
    P- Mujica. P- Wilson. P- deGrom.
    BN- AnSanchez, Morton, Ross, Severino.
    DL- Matz. DL- Morrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  115. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    20 team H2H with OPS and defensive stats (assists, outfield assists, double plays, put outs)
    zunino
    fielder
    forsythe
    andrus
    franco
    LF choo
    CF hicks
    RF tucker
    util yes….many
    BN captain kirk/beltre/kelly johnson
    with captain kirk being demoted with cespedes in town, who’s best BN guy: beckham (TB, SS backup, really he’d start when he starts)/conger (could play over zunino) or other backup catchers when they play/coghlan/i.dejesus (plays over andrus)
    or could even drop kirk and k.johnson for coghlan and a 2nd of these guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJesus

  116. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i thought montero (CUBS) was out 5-6 weeks from injury time (which was like second to last day before all star break i think), now i’m seeing he’ll be back this week? schwarber still staying up but this doesn’t bode well for coghlan at all.

  117. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Im finally caught up on Masterchef. I’m very pleased with who got sent packing. That little bastard needs to get taken out to the woodshed and shown some manners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was so annoying with his hugging

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: when blondie put him on blast I knew Tommy’s flamboyance would be around for at least another week. Bottom three now are Tommy, single black mama, and thrift store julia child

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed…Featherbottom thinks that Katrina’s making it to the top three overall… Not sure if he has insider info but that seems ridiculous

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: only if someone else screws up. That’s the whole thing with these shows. Better cooks will go home from one bad day. I still think Muslim chick was better than most that have gone home after her.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, departing Muslim was likely better than remaining Muslim in Hetel

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Hetal gets desserts in two of her elimination challenges. That was a little too convenient. She keeps the vegetarian and Indian demographic tuned in.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, but shizz won’t last forever, she can’t cook meat, that’s a joke

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: but she looks like she can handle the meat! *said in Dice Clay voice*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ho!

  118. tank1 says:
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    Still looking to upgrade lineup. In keeper league with OPS as 6th category deal Encarnacion, Pederson and Severino for Votto, Beltre and J. Peralta?

    Also, which 3B option do you like most ROS – Longoria, Carpenter, Franco, Alvarez, Zimmerman, Headley, Castellanos, Ramirez or Plouffe?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on the trade… Longo

  119. Greys #1 Fan says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Going for Severino tomorrow’s waiver but if I don’t get him I want to have backup options. Who do you like better ROS Jimmy Nelson or Shoemaker? do you think Berrios is getting the call
    Any time soon? If so do you like him better than Nelson or shoe?

    Thanks!

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Greys #1 Fan: what kind of league has severino on waivers for tomorrow (unless of course somebody just dropped him)? he’s in regular yahoo leagues, and the kind where a guy shows up the day he’s brought up won’t be in play till wednesday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson, maybe on Berrios in September

  120. boredoutofmymind says:
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    what else would you be looking to get for McCutchen… Already asked for Wacha but was else should I take to add in to it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen should get a #1 SP

  121. What's a Drexl? says:
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    hicks, tucker,piscotty, or taylor for dickerson replacement?

  122. What's a Drexl? says:
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    i wonder if any of those twits actually dropped rizzo and maybe are now comitting suicide, or at least castration to prevent future versions of themselves.

  123. Swfcdan says:
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    Hey Jeremy Freedman sound-a-like, who’d you like better ROS Wood or Latos. Tomato tomahto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  124. Wilson says:
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    I have Betancourt and B Rondon on hand.
    But they all are in committee to be closer.

    Is it better to stash Rodney instead of owning Batancourt or B Rondon if I don’t have room?
    If yes, who to drop for Rodney? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  125. Alex says:
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    I’m kind of panicking because I dropped Panik…he was in my utility spot/ bench lately. Went with Hicks since he’s hot.

    Who I am better off with out of this bunch for the rest of the year?

    Panik, Hicks, Inciarte, Franco, Rusney Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Alex: Don’t Panik!

  126. FrankGrimes says:
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    Odor or Cesar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  127. PB&J says:
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    Choose 2 ROS: Castenallos, Peralta, and Piscotty.

    Thanks, Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Piscotty

  128. John coakley says:
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    Redraft 12 team H2H league. Thoughts on the following offers….

    1. Calhoun for Carrrecso
    2. Gardner for Samardzija
    3. Hanley for Liriano
    4. Rios for Paulsen
    5. Rios for Taylor
    6. Cain for Kendrick and Seager (Kyle)
    7. Cain for Kendrick and Salazar

    Thanks for the insights and of course the humor!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun, Gardner, Hanley, Rios, Rios, Cain, Cain

  129. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    how much would you pay on the $ for pitching from a guy who used all his starts in an rcl? He offered me Jose Fer. for Joc. I already own Grienke ,Archer,Salazar,Richards and have Pineda on dl. Sitting at 110 starts already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      20 cents, he’s gonna have to drop his SPs or waste spots

  130. Kyle says:
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    J Upton or Marte? ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  131. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    shot myself in my perts league foot again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How?

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: In a crazy tight RBI battle and got killed by sleeping in. Yesterday I thought I had Rusney in but didnt get up to check line-up he kills lefties) well he had 3 RBI’s and a stolen base yesterday. Then last night I put JD on the bench because he wasnt suppose to play after getting plucked on the knee last night and he comes i today with a 3 run dong. Thats a 2.5 point swing on my bench. Im coming for you albright!…and my obsession on this more than is healthy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…Sucks for you!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Trying to beat you is like trying to beat Tyson in punch out

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, but you’re more Soda Popinski than Glass Joe, are we being nice to each other now?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: we are!

  132. Wilsonian says:
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    Want to set it and forget it at catcher barring injuries. Dumped Vogt for Wellington to see if he can keep up the hot hitting. Would you dump Beef for Zunino in Colorado or just go with Grandal and leave it at that?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  133. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Melancon lifted for Soria, who gets the save. Is Soria the closer now? (didn’t expect this)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon was ejected for hitting a batter

      • Simply Fred

        Fred Barker says:
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        @Grey: You don’t miss a thing…thanks!

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Fred Barker: this was listed in the box score.

  134. Turn Two says:
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    Running low on Free Agent money in our 4×4 NL Only keeper league..
    I won’t be able to afford Cepedes and not interested in Moss.. do I blow it all on Reyes.. or spend a little on Clippard or Hunter in hopes of a few saves..
    or do I save my cash for Olivera or Story when/if they get called up??

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Hunter and Clippard…Go for Reyes

  135. royce! says:
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    Richie Shaffer is getting called up. I picked him up everywhere in the hope that he’ll replace Loney and hit somewhere near his .592 SLG from AAA this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that a sitcom character?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Or a male-only waxer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah! Damn, these wet shorts…Shaffer

    • Simply Fred

      Fred Barker says:
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      @royce!: Thanks, Royce. I grabbed him. See Grey scooped him in ‘Perts!

      • royce! says:
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        @Fred Barker: My pleasure! Hope it works out for us all.

  136. John says:
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    Got drop one for bat injuries!! Nola ramos betances in saves lg. Grab Tucker Hicks choo Herrera Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances, Tucker

  137. Cdouglas says:
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    Would you take Pineda and severino, or Lynn and Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn

  138. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy Sunday,

    Got 9 moves left and VMart stinking it up In my util spot. drop for Tucker, Cesar, Werth, Castellanos

    Looking for runs, hits, obp, Slg mainly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold my moves there

  139. chris says:
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    One I’ll start this week and one I’ll sit. Which do I start?

    Iwakuma vs Texas (M. Perez) looked dominant today.

    McCullers @ Texas (C. Lewis)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @chris: kuma.

  140. Matt says:
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    Would u go c young, venable or dom brown over rios going forward and next year? weekly lineups

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Matt: hard to figure playing time for all of those next year really.

  141. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly toto redraft. How are you ranking the al east rookie sps of severino, Norris, Owens and gausman?

    Thanks.

    • Herschel says:
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      @Herschel: roto that is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, Severino

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: drop any of Fiers, J Ross or volquez for them?

        Thanks.

  142. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    this roster. 12 teamer with benches big enough to make it commensurate with 14.5 teamer (most ly this means no good SP in free agency) closer speculating/jed lowrie led to me missing picking up gausman (which i would’ve with last add of week). best options in free agency are
    peavy tues @ ATL (-2.4, but i know @ ATL is a good start)
    locke weds vs CUBS (.6)
    wada @ PIT (-1.9)

    now with these 9 SP fiers/price/wood/j.ross/nola/liriano/hammel/hendricks/thor and burnett/matz on DL, with Berrios in NA.
    also have these 5 closers for 4 spots perkins/familia/osuna/vizcaino/mujica

    1. better off stashing burnett or grabbing smyly?
    2. better off keeping the 5 closers for insurance or grabbing an 11th SP with that spot? (guessing mujica is first dropped if so). it was a great idea to hold 5 in case TOR traded for somebody to replace osuna.
    3. add one of above starts or just grab d.norris now that he looked very good today?

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: this is H2H league with 5 adds per week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Smyly 2. Peavy 3. Nope

  143. SteveNZ says:
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    Final H2H line for the week:

    43 R
    20 HR
    53 RBI
    5 SB
    .311 AVG
    .399 OBP

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @SteveNZ: good god.

  144. JD says:
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    HI Grey,
    H2H 10 team — 3 Q’s:
    1) Rendon or Dee Gordan @ 2B?
    2) Need 2 — Duda, Cargo, Marte
    3) Gattis or Schwarber

    Thanx Bro, ur the best!!!!

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