A Duvall hasn’t looked this good since Popeye starring Robin Williams.  You thought I was going Robert Duvall and I steered it into Crazytown with Shelley Duvall.  By the way, don’t look at current pictures of Shelley Duvall.  She’s a Shelley of her former self.  I have a theory.  She had to do everything just so for Kubrick in The Shining, to the point where she couldn’t even think for herself, then she started working with Robert Altman, who was like, “Do whatever you like, improv,” and going from one extreme to the other drove her crazy.  I’d put money on it that this is the biggest update on Shelley Duvall you will ever get on a fantasy baseball website.  Any hoo!  Adam Duvall (1-for-4, and his 7th homer, hitting .284) has been crushing the ball for the last two weeks.  Now seven homers in 33 games.  Fluky, right?  Not so fast, Cousin Sweatpants.  Duvall hit 26 homers in only 100 games in Triple-A and 27 homers in 91 Double-A games.  He was always a power guy, just never really had a chance to play.  He’s now getting that chance and proving he can continue to hit homers.  Will he hit anything besides homers?  That’s yet to be seen, but I’d grab him in all leagues where I needed power.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Peraza – 2-for-4.  He was called up the other day when Billy Hamilton went on bereavement leave.  I figured Peraza was only going to be with the club for a few days, but he stayed up when Hamilton returned and now I’m interested.  He has 50+ steal speed and he constantly hit for .300 in the minors.  The Reds don’t have a place for Peraza to play every day, but if he hits, he’ll stay and play, hey, hey, hey, I’m gonna get a fly girl gonna get some spank and drive off in a def OJ.  Everybody go:  Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn.  Great, now I’m gonna be singing Rapper’s Delight for the next 14 minutes.  Fun fact!  Noam Chomsky said Rapper’s Delight was commissioned by the CIA to distract black people from fighting for civil rights.  Fun fact II!  Travelocity tried to get Chomsky to change his name to Gnome Gnomesky, but he declined.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting .255.  So, maybe giving up on him at the end of April wasn’t the best move.

John Lamb – 4 IP, 7 ER vs. Cody Anderson 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Game took place in Progressive Field so it was appropriate it was a match-up of two Cleveland Streamers.

Yan Gomes – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I just picked him up yesterday, and this was my first home run from my RCL catcher slot.  It only took me six weeks into the season, but I’m finally off the schneid.  Or as a Yiddish rapper would say, schneid or die!

Marlon Byrd – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  No matter how you look at him, over, under, sideways or down, he went yard, Byrd.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .309.  Don’t want to kick a gift horse in the mouth, because batting third is terrific for counting stats, but Lindor really feels better suited for the two-hole with Kipnis (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) and Carlos Santana (1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI)… On second thought, the Indians don’t have a legit three-hole hitter; that’s likely the problem.

Brad Ziegler – Said on Sunday that his fingers were purple after taking a liner off his hand.  Sounds like it hurt so much he had to *pinkie to mouth* Grimace.  He said he’ll be fine, but I stashed Daniel Hudson and Clippard where I could.

Michael Bourn – 1-for-5, 2 runs, and his 1st steal as he hit 2nd and played center.  Be a shame if the Diamondbacks go to Bourn over Owings while Peralta is out, but with the other decisions that club’s made in the past six months, nothing would surprise me.  I mean, their GM, Dave Stewart, thinks K-rate is a half-finished Hangman game and always takes a marker and turns it into “Karate.”

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  Au Shizz!

Jake Lamb – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  If John Lamb is baaaaaahd as in baaaaaahd, then Jake is baaaaaahd as in good.

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.6.  Stream-o-Nator predicted the line of 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 Ks and 7 baserunners.  6 IP not 7 IP?  Damn!

Jacoby Ellsbury – 1-for-4, 1 run.  He hit a triple and scored on a throwing error, which is more commonly known as a Paul O’Neill sick kid homer.

Alex Rodriguez – Will be activated from the DL on Thursday. By the way, my autocorrect likes to spell his nickname, A licks-Rod.

Chad Green – 4 IP, 6 ER.  He looks like a distant relative to Shane Greene.  Well, his stats and last name, at least.

Jon Niese – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Braves.  By the time the Braves hitters realized Niese wasn’t pitching for them but against them, it was too late.  “Hey, why does Niese have a tomahawk on his face?”  “I believe that’s his nose.”

Williams Perez – 6 IP, 6 ER.  Both Williams were unhappy with these results.

Jeff Francoeur – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  A Frenchy fly!

Kelly Johnson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time a Frenchy/Johnson didn’t excite anyone in fantasy.

Matt Joyce – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .372.  Basically, if you see Joyce is starting, which is only around once a week, pick him up off waivers and play him.

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 5th steal.  Member my RCL team where I didn’t like my hitting (Polanco, Odor, Lindor, Arenado)?  Yeah, it’s doing well on hitting.  My pitching?  Well, that’s a whole another ball of whack.

J.A. Happ – 2 IP, 8 ER.  More like Happ-less.

Curt Casali – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer in only 76 ABs.  Psycho killer, Curt Casali!  All seriousness, I have no idea why the Rays don’t play him every day, but, going into yesterday, he had seven plate appearances since last Wednesday.

Drew Smyly – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  Nice game for Smyly vs. the Blue Jays.  They are a team, though, that is prone to being punched out.  Sorry, sorry.  It just looked like the Jays had no fight in them.

Steve Pearce – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 4th homer off Happ in 26 at-bats.  Pearce has a homer against today’s starter Stroman too, and, with Forsythe sidelined, I’d look at grabbing Pearce anyway for the hot schmotato possibilities.

Desmond Jennings – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .185.  Ooh, I think I saw him on my fantasy team!  Oh, wait, that’s not my fantasy team; he’s on my milk carton.

Steven Matz – Reportedly received good news from the doctor about his elbow/forearm.  There should be a moratorium put on saying it’s good news when a pitcher goes to a doctor about his elbow.  Can we just say, “It’s not terrible news?”

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies celebrate occasions with a poem, they can’t believe they finished that whole bottle of Pinot, and they will stomp on your pretty ratios.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  You got good value so far from Kinsler.  Him and his manager can appreciate that.

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Wait, I need to pull in my laundry from the clothesline before you shut the Buy Low window!

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-2, 1 run and his 1st steal as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Did you see the photocopy I made of my butt?  It was classic.”

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .348.  Damn, wish I would’ve told people to draft him.  Oh, wait, I did.  That’s right!

Jose Berrios – 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  I’m gonna leave my cola on the counter of this Libyan bar and go to the bathroom.  Could you watch it, Shifty Man Who I Recognize From Being On A Playing Card?  *five hours later*  Yo, shut the shades, I’m freezing!  Wait, those shades have the same freckles as my back.  AHHHHHH!!!  ROOFIE!!!!

Miguel Sano – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .235.  Fitting that The Sanotebook was helped along by the Regression Fairies.  All we need now is a Ryan Gosling meme, and we’re complete.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .308.  OZUNA finally breaking out.  OZUNA waited long time.  OZUNA just needed to stop taking Proactiv.

Justin Bour – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .264.  Bit early to start comparing him daily to Votto, but I see my Bour updates headed that way.

Adam Conley – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.40 vs. Jerad Eickhoff 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Both guys have been solid at times and other times have been, “So, who else is on waivers?”  For both, I’d use the Stream-o-Nator.

Odubel Herrera – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .343.  JB and I talk about O’Shizz on the podcast that is coming today.  You can hardly wait.  No, you!

Jesse Hahn – Will be recalled to replace Eric Surkamp, who wasn’t told by Bob Melvin that he was being bumped, but rather to “talk to the Hahn.”  Hahn is a decent flyer in deep leagues, and will be someone I could see becoming 12-team mixed league relevant in the landmark case of sooner vs. later.

Henderson Alvarez – Had a setback with his shoulder.  Damn, just what Dr. James Andrews needs, another Rolex.

Sean Manaea – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 7.91.  Ugh, okay, I’ll cyclops him but I’ll be damned if I’m picking him up off the strength of one start.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  He’s on pace for 40 homers.  Of course, that’s silly pie-in-the-sky thinking, but an eye on Semien is better than Semien on an eye.

Tony Kemp – Called up by the Astros to act as outfield depth.  He’s five-foot six-inches tall, which means he’ll smell a fart right after Altuve.  He also has speed (35-ish in a season), but no avenue to everyday at-bats yet.

Kenta Maeda – 4 IP, 4 ER vs. the Angels.  That’s a ton of runs allowed against a team that could be described as this.

Trayce Thompson – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers.   That’s his 4th and 5th homers in his last eight games!  Too bad the Dodgers have played 12 games in that time frame.  So, yeah, I’d grab him, but you have to platoon him.

Garrett Richards – Will try rehabbing instead of having Tommy John surgery.  Or put another way, “I will not own Richards again in his career until 18 months after he finally has Tommy John surgery.”

Tim Lincecum – Signs with the Angels.  With Lincecum and Weaver together, they are replacing the radar guns with hourglasses!

  1. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Well I finally picked that “Dingle Berrios” from my team

    10 team h2h obp limited season moves

    My pitching staff: Archer, Smyly, CMart, Stroman, Wacha, Hill, Sanchez, Wood, Moore, Iglesias (DL)….Jeffress, McGee, Colome

    1) Tried to trade my Sanchez or Berrios (just dropped for Wood) for Boxberger but he balked at those offers. He is asking for one of Wacha or Stroman. That’s too steep of a price, right? I’m think he either takes Sanchez or I walk. Guys like Giles, Cingrani, Neris, Dyson, Strickland, and Harris are all on the waiver.

    2) My weakest two starters: Sanchez @ MIN, @NYY, vNYY, @DET and Moore @DET, MIA, @KC, @MIN

    Hold those two or drop for:

    Conley WAS, @ATL, PIT, @MIN
    Andriese @DET, MIA, @KC, @MIN
    De la Rosa @STL, SD, @HOU, TB
    Karns @BAL, OAK, SD, @TEX
    Duffey TOR, KC, @OAK, TB

    3) Hold Mazara as my only bench bat or drop for:

    Castellanos, Vmart, Odubel, Carter, Myers, Ozuna, Park, Dickerson, Krush, Valencia, Duvall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: 1. Too steep 2) Moore for Karns, though don’t like @BAL 3) Cast

  2. Connor says:
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    Parra or Ozuna in 10-team H2H?

    • Connor says:
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      @Connor: Also, Jackie Bradley Jr vs those two?

      • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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        @Connor: personally, i’d do Ozuna. However, Parra does play 1/2 his games in Coors, so there’s that.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Connor: JBJ

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Connor: JBJ

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Connor: Parra, Bradley, Ozuna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Connor: Parra at home, Ozuna

  3. Matt says:
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    Jake Lamb—-someone everyone apparently won’t buy in to despite the .275/.364/.519 slash while batting cleanup in a good hitting park…21% owned in yahoo leagues!

    That’s cool, let me continue to make sure I snag him in every league i’m in and laugh at at the rest of you 80% that suck at fantasy baseball.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Matt: #iamverysmart

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Matt: I have a case of the Francos…0-3 1rbi

  4. Endershadow says:
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    Grey, predictions on the survivor finale?

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      @Endershadow:

      Tai! Beats put Audrey and Cydney in the finals. Just my guess! Survivor is becoming more multi-racial than the NHL.

    • Ross Watson says:
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      Aubry

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Ross Watson: I think Tai pissed off too many people on the jury. I think it’s Aubry if it comes down to those three.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Endershadow: Aubry, and don’t forget I don’t watch until PST

      • endershadow says:
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        @Grey: I agree. Aubrey has friends on the jury and Tai and Cydney have pissed off a few people.

        I’m PST too, so no spoilers from me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Honestly don’t see how it’s anyone but Aubry or Cydney with like 80% chance of Aubry… Feels more clearcut than it’s been in a while

  5. Stumanji says:
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    Semien or Suarez in a h2h league with OBP as a category?

    Bonus Catcher Question!
    Once he gets C eligibility, do you like Gattis over Realmuto, or is JT real-good-enough-o? (that play on words sounded better in my head)

    • Matt says:
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      @Stumanji: My opinion—Gattis over Realmuto. Your best bet though, keep both/pick up Gattis and play Gattis in OF/Util or sit him on your bench for next few weeks until he gains that C eligibility. Reassess who you want to keep/what you want to do at that time.

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey

    a. One word on John and Jake Lamb…..Lambros!

    b. Rocking Duvall in that RCL. Ty very much for the insight! Only signed him up for yesterday’s game because I needed a batty call because neither Span nor Fowler had a scheduled game and I don’t like having two holes in the lineup. Now the dilemma ensues. You brought this on (with your savvy insight), now you fix it. Sit one for tonight.

    1. Span @SD versus Rea; 2. Fowler @MIL versus Anderson (Yes, that Chase Anderson from yesteryear); 3. Duvall @CLE versus Salazar; 4. Hicks @AZ versus Greinke.

    I’m leaning towards sitting Duvall because of the matchup and b/c he’ll have a tough time versus Salazar.

    c. Would you start MadBum tonight at SD versus Rea?

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 17)

    Horatio: ‘That means somebody dumped him.’
    Doctor Alex Woods: ‘Poor guy. Just thrown away like garbage. Who would do that?’
    Horatio: ‘Somebody (queue the sunglasses) who has no regard for life.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • @Ante GALIC: Ante what is your concern about MADBUM pitching in SanDiego, I own the Bum too am I missing something

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Ante GALIC:
      Ante, I look forward to the “H” quote every morning. But today I have one for you.

      Ante: “Would you start MadBum tonight at SD versus Rea?”
      Horatio: “The question is (queue the sunglasses) why not?”

        • @Fungazi: I would start the bum against the 1927 Yankees or the 2004 Redsox back when Ortiz was dirty like the rest of the league

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I could see playing Duvall over Span…maybe tonight Span is the play as Salazar is a K god, but ROS, Duvall > Span.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Yum B. Nice! 1. Duvall C. Really? D. Haha

  7. zgk says:
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    Hi Gray! This is my first comment this season, but you’ve been awesome as always!

    question: What’s up with Justin Upton this year? Buy low opportunity / what’s a fair trade for him right now? Thanks!

    • zgk says:
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      @zgk: Grey*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zgk: Thanks! Buy low, Maybe a C-Mart, Wacha-type?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @zgk: I recently paired him with Velazquez to snag Price from an owner who was fed up with him, despite that nice FIP and K ratio. I pitched it as buy-low for buy-low and tried timing it after a game where JUpton put up some stats.

  8. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Wacha for Boxberger and Velasquez?

    • Jordan73 says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Maybe in Roto, but not in a HtH league. Velasquez is looking at an innings limit, so he might only get ~20 starts total.

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @Jordan73:

        Yeah it’s h2h :(

  9. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    So I lost out on Puig. I’m still stuck with the sucky version of Cargo.
    So which bat do i drop him for in my keeper league(keep 10)?
    B.Lawrie
    C.Carter
    W.Myers
    B.Buxton
    K.Davis
    B.Burns
    K.Pillar
    K.Morales
    A.Duvall
    J.Lamb

    • Matt says:
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      @JJ: Morales seems like your best choice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JJ: Buxton

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Really? You think buxton gets called up and makes an impact this time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, I don’t, did I say that?

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            Maybe I worded my question badly then. I asked which bat should I grab over Carlos Gomez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JJ: Carter

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Cool thanks
        On a sidenote, who do you like better tonight as far as
        Dozier @ DET(Pelfry)
        Baez @ MLW(C.Anderson)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dozier

  10. Nick says:
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    Grey ^^
    as discussed yesterday,,,
    added Rendon and CarGomez from waivers for Myers and Berrios !!

    Nick

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        and then CargOes DLd !!! ;(

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        and then Berrios goes AAA down ^^

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  11. Mike says:
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    Solid read as always!

    I’ve got archer and stroman on the bump tonight. Should I sit archer?
    Also, I trade Tulo and Duda and get Altuve and R. Zimmerman? Thoughts? I’m in desperate need of stolen bases.

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      @Mike:

      For what it’s Werth, current Jays are batting .167/.248/.297 against Archer in 202 AB. Looks like a few dingers thrown in (7 total), but none of their big bats bit him that well.

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Mike: If someone is willing to trade you Altuve for Tulo and Duda, hit accept as soon as you can. And hope your trade doesn’t get vetoed.

    • Matt says:
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      @Mike: Stop reading, accept that trade!!! Altuve for Tulo and Duda—YES PLEASE.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Matt: If you are offering that trade, you can safely assume it will be immediately rejected. If someone offered it to you, why do you even need to ask?!?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike: Altuve side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks! Start…Altuve

  12. I gots problems Grey maybe not 99 but a b*&%# is one too anyways

    My offense sucks so I’m loaded up on guys that are doing good but none are doing great here we go, Please pick the one you like least from these groups

    OUTFIELD: Michael Saunders, Parra, Mazara(has the league caught on to the kid). Wil Myers, and Duval

    CORNER INFIELD: Wil myers, Adrian Gonzales, and I have A.J. Reed who has blown in AAA, With Reed in my N/A spot and Trea Turner waiting in the cuts should i continue to Stash one or the other (thought about grabbing Pearce or Justin Bour) working on trades too

    MI: Odor, Cozart, Shoop, I love Odor but would you take Pearce at MI over Shoop or Cozart. my heart says Cozart because of his home park and more AB’s

      • @Grey: making sure all my jibberish didn’t get you twisted Greycious, but i asked the guy you liked least out of this group

        Also any texas Fans feel free to comment, but is the young kid Mazara starting to feel clubs adjusting to him now he’s been up for a month, seems to cool off but I don’t watch baseball as much as I would like. Trying to get a feel for his luke warm temp the past week or so

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I said which guy I like the best

  13. Eric says:
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    Panik or Rendon?

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric:

      Lets make the choices Panik, Schoop, Rendon

  14. The Situation says:
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    @Grey: Duvall or Valencia ROS (12 team, H2H, 6×6 w/BBs)? Will one (or both) truly break out this year? Thanks!

    • Matt says:
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      @The Situation: Valencia bro—You do realize that in his last 420 at bats (going back to the start of last year) he’s hit something like .300/.360/.530 with 23 HR and 76 RBI right?

      He’s probably not THAT good, but come on…

      • The Situation says:
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        @Matt: Fair enough, but Grey has been all about Duvall since the preseason. And the dude is producing. Still not convinced about Valencia, despite the production over his last 460 or so at-bats.

  15. Larry says:
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    Duvall or Kendrys?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Larry: Kendrys

  16. Brett says:
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    12 team keeper auction league (we keep 5) daily roto holds and ops the extra categories.
    My hitters: Posey, Belt, Russell, Correa, Machado, Kang, Story, Harper, Bryant, J Upton, Mazara, Parra, Holliday,
    My Staff: J fer, Salazar, Matz, Nola, McCullers, Rodon, Tolleson, Dyson, Colome, May, McGee, Neris, Will Harris, DL: Boxberger, Street.

    2 questions.
    1. Can you rank Archer, Carrasco and Smyly
    2. Are you holding onto J Upton? Would you trade Upton and Street for Blackmon?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: 1. You did 2. Yes, yes

  17. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    Fun read today.

  18. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    I knew there would be a roofie joke in there about Berrios — but I DID! NOT! anticipate the human-skin window-shade gambit. Well-played!

    Also, tfw when you drop Berrios after his first start b/c your league counts quality starts, he’s on the Twins, he’s got WHIP issues and, really, who needs the aggravation? And then your league-leading team snaps him up, like a hated nemesis dating your ex. Then he starts Berrios last night. HOW DO YOU LIKE THOSE BERRIES? I’m guessing that start left him feeling a little blue… berrios.

    Because blueberries.

    Lorenzo Cain for Nomar Mazzara/Anthony Rendon — which side do you like?

    • Baron Von Vulturewins

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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: Semi-related question: I’ve been thinking of Odubel Herrera’s ceiling as Lorenzo Cain Lite — but, pre-podcast, what do you think his ceiling is? Could he be better than Cain this year?

  19. Schwab says:
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    Hey Grey,
    H2H 8 team Dynasty league where we keep 15 each year. Was offered JD for Miggy. Already have Goldy and was using Miggy in my utility spot. Do you think JD could have similar numbers as his last two years? Could use OF help. Pull the trigger or hold? Thanks.

  20. Scooter G says:
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    Hey Grey

    Which side of these trades do you prefer in 10 team h2h 5×5 ?

    Villar and Vinny v for kluber
    Villar and Vinny v for Archer
    Heyward and ozuna for piscotty and rodon
    Villar and c-mart for bogaertes

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scooter G: Not Villar in any of them….Heyward

  21. John says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I was offered Rodon for my Jaime Garcia. H2H points league. Who do you like ROS? Garcia so far has been much more valuable in this format.

    Thanks!

  22. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Drop J-Upton for any of these (I’m thinking Ozuna primarily)?

    Ozuna
    Myers
    Calhoun
    Rasmus
    Reddick
    Hazelbaker
    Souza

    c-wellington
    1b-rizzo
    2b-walker
    3b-arenado
    ss-correa
    of-j-upton. marte, polanco
    util-hosmer, belt

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Fever Dog: No.

      • Fever Dog says:
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        @B the Esq.: I know :-(

        He’s just been so damn bad.

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Fever Dog: Ozuna for Upton. Go for it. Upton has sucked for almost 2 months. I bet they end the season relatively close in rankings.

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Pu$$y Control: I guess what I am trying to say is it is a coin flip to me. If you are tired of Upton, you aren’t going to hurt your team by dropping him and signing a guy that is producing and will give you some HRs. Besides let someone else ride out Upton’s slump..it might stick.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Fever Dog: Keep Upton, he is getting close to going off big time!

      • @Grey: Upton goes off for a few weeks or a month once a year then he is doo doo kind of like A-Gon seems like they start off hot in April then doo happens Grey

  23. Joel says:
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    Grey, I love these little games you play. Your references fill my heart full of soul. Still I’m sad, though, as I wish you would do them more often!

  24. Roger Dorn says:
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    Parra and Kang for Pomeranz, which side ya on?

  25. Five-On-One says:
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    Pearce or Lamb?

  26. Kas says:
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    Grey, does Corey Dickerson have any value at this point? Drop him for Duvall or hold?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kas: Depends on size of league but hes droppable in most

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Duvall

  27. CatisLoose says:
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    Looking to add a 2B with the Odor suspension looming.
    H2h OPS

    Do I add Aledmys Diaz, Schoop, or Pearce?

  28. Swfcdan says:
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    2 of 3 for saves chasin: Harris, Vincent, May (is it time to give up on him getting the gig from Jepson?)

    Thanks.

  29. Wacha wacha says:
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    Hi Grey

    Need to drop a hitter in my h2h obp league. Who would you drop? Thanks!

    C R Martin
    1b Rizzo
    2b Dozier
    SS story
    3b arenado
    Mi villar
    CI C Davis
    Of Springer
    Of JD
    Of odubel
    Of polanco
    Util M Franco
    Util T Shaw
    Bn J heyward
    Bn ozuna
    Bn C seager
    Bn T turner

  30. Money Mike says:
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    Great write up Grey, who’s the better OF add? Duvall, Steven Pearce, Melvin Upton, or Beltran? Thanks brofessor!

  31. Five-On-One says:
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    Rodon or Villar?

    • knucks says:
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      @Five-On-One: obligatory apples/oranges comment.

      which do you need for your team? a MI or a high upside arm?

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @knucks: Understood that they are different things. Asked another way, in a vacuum, which side of this trade would you prefer?

  32. Phil of the Future says:
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    I’m going on a streak of 10 straight starts in my main league without a QS. This is unprecedented!

    What are the chances of pushing through legislation that will redefine the Quality Start to say, something like less than 6 IP and more than 5 ER? Not to answer, but to ruminate….

    P.

  33. Idontcare says:
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    Keep forever league:

    $10 is minimum keeper:

    $10 goldy and $25 kyle seager for $10 Gerrit Cole and $28 Nolan arenado

    Thanks.

  34. Just Busted says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Belt or Heyward to start tonight? Thanks!

    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

    • knucks says:
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      @Just Busted:
      Belt @SD (Rea)
      Heyward @ MIL (Chase Anderson)

      Heyward if you believe in the Tron

  35. rottenpicks says:
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    Would you trade my Nola and Colome for Harvey? 6×6 12 team. non keeper

    I have Kluber. Strasburg, Smyly, Straily, Wisler, Walker, Rodon.

    Darvish and Carrasco =DL
    Taillon and Glasnow =NA

    Colome, Vizcaino, and May. traded my other closers…

  36. Five-On-One says:
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    Weekly SP question. 12-team, 5×5, weekly lineups. Somehow I am first in WHIP, Second in K’s, 3rd in ERA and dead last in Wins. I am second in games started (streaming a lot of 2-start SPs), but can’t get W’s to save my life. Anyway, enough with my whining, I need to start 3 of the following:

    Pineda @OAK (SON $13.0) – SON is still a believer, and he has pitched better on the road.
    Rodon vKC (SON $5.0) – I am losing patience with this guy as well.
    2-start Karns @BAL (SON -$2.1) and vOAK (SON $8.1)
    2-start Tropeano vLAD (SON $9.1) and @TEX (SON -$3.7)
    2-start Odorizzi @TOR (SON $1.6) and @MIA (SON $3.3)
    Hendricks @SF (SON -$5.4)

    SON would indicate Pineda, Rodon and Karns (with Tropeano a close 4th).
    I don’t think I have the sac to start Pineda and Rodon has made me similarly afraid, so I am inclined to go with Karns, Odorizzi and Hendricks (I don’t know why SON is so down on him).

    Thoughts?

  37. Garbage Day! says:
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    At what point do we stash Arenthal James? Will the Stros still call him up the second the Service Time Fairies sprinkle magic dust on him and turn him into a major leaguer?

    • FKA Ralph says:
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      @Garbage Day!: I would probably add him now if you can afford the slot. I bet he’s up in a couple of weeks. I think once they get Gattis situated they’ll jettison Kratz and fill that void with Reed.

      Big question then is whether they’ll use Gattis at DH if he’s the only backup catcher. My guess is they roll the dice sometimes, play him in the OF some and he sits a good bit. IDK, maybe that doesn’t make sense and they keep Kratz and Tyler White goes down (to the minors). Either way, I think Reed is up very soon.

  38. William says:
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    You remember Rapper’s Delight (Sugar Hill Gang, 1979)? You must be a graybeard like me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William: They play it on my Snapchat, I’m super young

  39. Chazz says:
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    Jake lamb or yasmany tomas?

  40. BlackBocks says:
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    Got an offer…Adrian Gonzalez and AJ Reed for my Kulber. I have a lot of pitching. H2H Catagories, OBP, QS league. Dynasty.

    Do it?

  41. Scott says:
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    I don’t know. Sean’s 3Ks is not exactly exciting enough to take a chance on a Rookie SP.

  42. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I am rising in the perts league like Hologram Tupac dressed like a Phoenix after faking his death.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Like Hologram Tupac on the cover of the Boston Phoenix

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: When I was 12 I thought the Boston Phoenix was the coolest thing ever….now it doesn’t exist…..still I rise tho

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, it’s gone? It was the best!

  43. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    OBP/SLG 8 team keeper league

    Do you trade Machado, Schoop, and Gaus for Stanton, Kipnis, and Archer? Machado will have SS eligibility this year and next

  44. Bye Felica says:
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    Prepare yourself, the “should I drop Berrios questions are coming.”

    • knucks says:
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      @Bye Felica: Hah, so true… If the number 94.50 doesn’t cause this to be rhetorical as hell, I dunno what else would. Oh yea, 10.50! Jeeeeez. Yea I let him ride the pine last night, but I will let someone else grab him and try to wait out some kind of value later this year.

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Bye Felica: Grey said don’t own him like three weeks ago

      • knucks says:
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        @Whirlaway: Yea BF realizes, that I’m sure was just being facetious. As far as me, its a deep league where I needed to hang with him longer than some of my other leagues.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Whirlaway: dropped him 3 starts ago for Gausman

  45. Hawk says:
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    I can understand having Zombino Crawford play LF over Thompson. I mean,what would Thompson have done with Crawford’s 50 ABs that could possibly be better than .200/0/5 RBI/0 SB

    BUT HES REALLY GOOD IN THE CLUBHOUSE!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Hawk: Dave Roberts says Thompson’s numbers are due to the fact he picks the SP’s Thompson goes up against, avoiding hard throwers..

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Hawk: And he’s payed 20mil.

  46. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS, QS

    C: Realmuto
    1B: Votto
    2B: Lawrie
    3B: Frazier
    SS: Seager
    OF: Trout, Marte, Herrera
    Util: Desmond, Pujols
    Bench: Sano, Franco
    SP: Syndergaard, Samardzija, Liriano, Matz, Nola, Glasnow
    RP: Rodney, Cishek, Gomez, Colome

    Drop Colome for T. Turner? Not sure who else to drop.. or should I hold?

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @TOGMAN: Easier said than done, but I’d try to work out a trade. do a 2:1 with Pujols/Sano and Franco/Frazier for a stud bat, then use that open spot to grab Turner.

  47. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    Sup Grey!

    Purchased SoN over the weekend and really liking it so far. It led me to Dan Straily who helped me pull out a big win!

    MI slot going forward: hold Ketel Marte or pick up Dietrich?

    Looking more for consistent AVG as my team is already stacked with power. Thanks!

  48. Chris says:
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    Bottom end of my pitching staff in a 10 team H2H points league is Carlos Rodon and Jimmy Nelson. Nelson on the surface would seem weak but this league does not subtract points for hits allowed for some reason so he has scored very well so far. Someone has dropped Iwakuma and, when healthy, he is very reliable. Should I drop either of these guys for Iwakuma? I’ve had Iwakuma in the past and he has been very steady for me. Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Nelson for Hisashi

  49. Mike says:
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    Domingo for Britton or hold

  50. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft

    Jake Lamb, Eugenio Suarez, or Brandon Drury for 3B ROS?

    Khris Davis or Cameron Maybin ROS?

    Thanks!

  51. Wilsonian says:
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    With the lifeless bodies of Matz and Carrasco (on my DL), I need some help at SP. I’ve tried to wheel and deal, but no one is biting. Who do you drop from my roster to make some changes:

    C – McCann
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Odor
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Correa
    IF – Frazier
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Polanco
    OF – Hanley
    OF – JBJ
    UTIL – Castellanos
    UTIL – Valencia
    BN – Puig
    BN – Piscotty
    BN – Segura
    BN – Franco
    NA – Turner

    SP – Scherzer, Thor, Rodon, Gausman, Matz
    RP – Rosenthal, Rondon, Tolleson, Gregerson, Ziegler, Betances
    DL – Boxberger, Carrasco

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

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: with Roughneck likely being suspended, I’ll need Segura to man 2B until he’s back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Piscotty

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: thanks. Odor suspended 8 games – I’m sure he’ll be appealing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  52. ashtray says:
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    I picked up Happ for what was supposed to be a decent 2-start week and it completely back fired with that dud yesterday. Any point in holding him for his second start in MIN?

    It’s a 12 team league. I’d drop him for someone like Jon Gray, Chacin, Rubby, Karns, Bour, Valencia, Duvall, Span, Jose Ramirez…

  53. Landisimo3 says:
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    Is it time to drop Dickerson?? I’ve been trying to package him and Fielder together for basically anyone with a pulse and I cannot get anyone to bite… I have Maybin that needs to come off my DL tonight.. Moustakas soon as well…. Thank you in advance!

    • DozierTheDozierian says:
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      @Landisimo3: Food for thought — this year, Dickerson has done ALL of his damage in away games (slashing .265 / .321 / .714) with 6 HRs and 15 RBIs. He has 7 straight road games this week, so if there was ever a time to hold, especially in H2H leagues, this week is it.

  54. Clint says:
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    Would you drop Yo-Va as a 6th SP behind Kluber, Strasburg, Price, Smyly, & Kennedy to pick up Castro for some 2B/SS versatility? 12 team roto keeper.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Clint: Castro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: What’s a Yo-Va?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking Yo-Va= Yordano Ventura..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that like a chemical symbol where Ventura turns into Va?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Or maybe it’s Yordano Virginia?

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        Yeah, I guess my shorthand got the best of me. Yes, Yordano Ventura for Castro if you agree w/the crowd.

        Isn’t there a technical term for that when you only read the beginning & end of words for expediency? I’m hoping for ‘speed reader’ as opposed to ‘rain man.’

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Starling Castro, not Jason Castro or Raul Castro or Juan Castro or Catsup

    • Scott says:
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      @Clint: Drop Yordano Ventura.

  55. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Shelling Duvall! Hahaha. Great, Grey!

    The most awkwardly hot woman Hollywood may have ever seen.

  56. Ray says:
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    Conforto for Smyly?

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Ray: apples to oranges. what do you need?

      • Ray says:
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        @Whirlaway: Could use a bit of pitching and have some spare hitting. Just wanted to make sure it wasn’t too stark of a difference between the two ROS.

        • Whirlaway says:
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          @Ray: looks fine to me, ask Grey with details of league size/scoring and you’ll get the best advice

  57. F.K.A. Ralph says:
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    A couple start/sit questions for you if you would, please:

    a) choose one
    Schoop — @SEA facing Taijuan Walker — Schoop has a .767 OPS vs. RHPs
    Russell — @MIL facing Jimmy Nelson – Russell has a .834 OPS vs. RHPs

    b) choose one
    Freeman — @PIT facing Francisco Liriano — Freeman has a .787 OPS vs LHPs
    Beltran — @ARI facing Shelby Miller — Beltran has a .790 OPS vs RHPs
    Carlos Santana — @CIN facing Brandon Finnegan — Santana has a .447 OPS vs LHPs

    c)
    Start both Schoop and Russell, while sitting all three of Beltran, Freeman, and Santana.

    I’m leaning toward Russell and Beltran, Freeman has been hot lately, but he’s in a pitchers’ park and facing a LHP. For his career, he only has a .734 OPS against LHPs

    What say you, FML?

  58. F'ING RAIN OUTS says:
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    In a weekly h2h mixed 12 team league I traded j. shields for wacha …. how do you think that worked out. I know wacha is a inj risk but I figured it was worth the risk.

  59. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft. This was officially proposed:

    George Springer, Gerrit Cole, Jose Quintana for my Bryce Harper

    C Wellington Castillo
    1B Paul Goldscmidt
    2B Jason Kipnis
    3B Brandon Drury
    SS Troy Tulowitzki
    OF Bryce Harper
    OF Odubel Herrera
    OF Marcel Ozuna
    UTL Justin Bour
    Bench Khris Davis

    Chris Archer
    Danny Salazar
    Bartolo Colon
    Alex Wood
    Trevor Bauer
    Dan Straily
    Jonathan Gray
    Nathan Eovaldi
    Santiago Casilla
    Fernando Rodney
    DL: Alex Cobb, Zack Wheeler, Homer Bailey

  60. New England Crab Chowder says:
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    Matt Harvey vs Natinals or Volquez vs Red Sauxs?

  61. Backintheday says:
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    Kluber for polanco?

  62. BillyBoy says:
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    Moran getting the call for the astros.. worth an add?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @BillyBoy: agree with Matt

      • knucks says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Played ball with my cuz, so while I have seen him mash a few years back… he hasn’t shown the pop at the higher levels yet. Maybe in a deeeeep league like AL only. But you’re basically adding anyone you can in those. Plus I wouldn’t think it lasts long with AJ Reed coming and Marwin healthy. Though they haven’t really said much about his foot. Though I guess you can say the call-up tells us what we need to know. Just not a timetable. Maybe he can steal Tyler White’s role if he starts hot and stays warm for a minute.

  63. PHIL says:
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    Ok to drop Jose Berrios and pick up Wei-Yin Chen ?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @PHIL: Chen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PHIL: Agree with MP

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @PHIL: is this serious, chen ranked way above berrios at all times of season/preseason.

  64. Jedimasters says:
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    Great reads Grey. Start Rodon tonight vs the Stros (Keuchel)?

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Just wanted to note that I just saw that winds are blowing “16 mph out towards right” according to yahoo’s player page. Can’t remember what they were blowing at last week on Liriano.

        I’m comfortably benching Rodon in the league I have him in, but will be ecstatic when he looks good. Just hoping he can get things right soon. If I miss out on a good start while I wait and see, so be it. But I can’t handle another explosion in roto with the arms I drafted.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for the heads up!

  65. knucks says:
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    Alright so after a good night last night

    3 / 2 / 10 / 0 / .255

    Pujols line last two weeks. Things are finally… possibly… maybe… trending towards the numbers we drafted him for. I believe you have stated this? Also based on your pre-draft ranking, we expect Pujols to heat up as the weather does. Right?

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Meant that I tohugh you might have stated he’ll eventually get going. Not that its happening right now. I saw the past few days its been more of a “you can’t get anything for him, so why sell?” kinda feeling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: I doubt he hits below .250 with less than 27 HRs, so nothing’s really changed, he’s just started cold

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Agree with Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with knucks

  66. Zobrist Guy at the Bar says:
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    12 team 5×5, roto. Start Rodon today v. Hou? SON doesn’t like it (-$1.5)

  67. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Does anyone know when Taillon’s Super 2 arbitration date is?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I’d say early to mid June. It has to do with service time..Not an exact date..hope that helps.

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Players between 2-3 years of service become eligible for arbitration if they rank in the top 22% of service time among others of same time. The Super Two cutoff varies year to year based on every club’s callups. it typically ranges 2yr 120days to 2yr 150days, and each full season a player maxes at 172days(1 year).

      So that being said, its all relative to when other teams call up their players. Theres no exact date. Teams usually wait a month and half or so to play it safe to be under the top 22%. The Pirates have always been super cautious, more so than other teams; they waited forever to call up Polanco because of super 2, and that was around June 10. Cutch was called up around June 2 in his debut. So its safe to assume it will be around that time before they callup any highly regarded prospect they want to keep.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Todd25: Thanks guys.

  68. chris says:
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    10 team h2h keeper. none of these players are really in contention to be kept unless they go off. i have wilson ramos as a catcher, and theres always someone available.

    don’t expect much with the richards news that he’s trying to avoid TJ and will probably end up landing him in Dr. Andrews office.

    I have lester, degrom, nola, shark and odorizi.

    with all that said, if you had to pick two to stash on your DL which do you choose:
    Wheeler
    Richards
    or Darnaud?

    For reference, JB Said Wheeler and Richards, do you agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Wheeler/Richards, but all 3 are likely useless

      • chris says:
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        @Grey: those were my feelings as well…

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @chris:
      Keep an eye out for Mike Minor as well.

  69. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey sir!

    Totally blew the spirit of the glossary term yesterday. Are you still accepting entries? I just searched yesterday’s comments for “Pitchulant” and got 0 hits. We may need to add to it to make it more glossary-worthy. “Giles is such a pitchulant child. He only wants to close.” Or you and JB could have totally talked about that in the podcast and I’m forgetting the show was so jam-packed! Anyway, had to make up for yesterday’s misguided entry.

    Just saw Pujols went 3-4 last night. .250 here we come, baby!!! 9th round! Have a good one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Ha, I like that, let me run it by Rudy since we still don’t have one

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I guess Ninth Owl was a no go huh

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Bastard

          • JakeTPE says:
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            @Grey: Do we ask Rudy about the thinking there?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, you can ask him in the SON comments, he’ll hit you back there

              • JakeTPE says:
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                @Grey: Thanks Grey. Upon further reflection, I think I got it, and it’s not bad. (Manager — wife — finds a new closer — other man — and our former closer — cuckold — assumes set-up duties, maybe with a 3-run lead, thus earning the occasional hold. Hey, Rudy’s pretty dark or I’m way off!)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, yeah, you got it

                • my humor is as dark as my avatar.

  70. Richard says:
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    Would you drop Corey Dickerson for Adam Duvall in a 10 team roto league that has 5 OFs?

  71. Warren says:
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    Thanks again for getting me to pull the trigger on that JD deal last week. Just before that Buy Low window closed!

    Currently I have Harper, Betts, and Polanco in my 3 OF slots and Donaldson at UTIL. With JD heating back up I can deploy him at U. Donaldson for Strasburg a good move in that case or aim higher/hold?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Warren: I’d want more for Donaldson.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Warren: You can do better for Donaldson, I would take Stras and someone else to fill another need..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: Agree with others

  72. Fungazi says:
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    Well you warned people about Berrios last week, I wish I could see the guy’s face in one league that kept him after that game, it’s prob all like :S

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Fungazi: Wait, that’s the emoji for Bautista getting clocked, it’s this one >:(

  73. RePete says:
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    14-Team H2H OBP Keep 5 Forever League; I received a trade offer of Cano/Wright for Pujols/T.Turner. Should I hold, accept, or counter?

    C – Lucroy
    1B – Pujols, Hanley
    2B – Schoop, Turner
    SS – Bogaerts
    3B – Sano, Drury
    OF – Stanton, Betts, Polanco, Heyward
    P – Strasburg, Martinez, Walker, Smyly, Velasquez, Gausman, Roark, Niese, Robertson, Tolleson, Colome

    I would probably drop Wright for another FA 1B (Morales, Alvarez, Bour). I’m in 1st right now and the other team is struggling and looking to stockpile young players. I could also try and swap Wright with someone I could use like Rodney or Nola. Also, would you trade Turner in a deal for Pedroia or Zobrist? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: David Wright? Steven Wright?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @RePete: Who tries to get Pujols while stockpiling young players..lol

  74. Non says:
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    Rodon vs Astros
    Stroman vs rays
    Or Chen vs Phillies

    Top two and which one

    • Non says:
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      @Non: add velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Non: Velasquez, Stroman

  75. Non says:
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    Kang vs Blair
    Franco vs Chen
    Or lamb vs Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Non: Franco

  76. Mikey says:
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    Domingo vs Hendricks
    Puig vs weaver
    Maybin vs Hughes

    Which one you like grey

  77. RobMac says:
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    Someone just dropped Wacha in my league.

    Drop Gausman to pick him up?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @RobMac: I would

  78. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    When I clicked the link showing what the Angles look like, I was hoping for sausage fingers, but was was pleasantly surprised by the fish anus. Well done.

  79. Gigorilla says:
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    Is Duvall Shellfish?

    Excellent review of her career.

  80. Chester says:
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    I hate Justin Upton.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chester: It is time for a prayer circle to get he other Upton going..

      Who ever thought Melvin BJ wud be better than Justin at this stage of their careers..

  81. Scott says:
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    14 team 5×5 dynasty league. Need to make room on my roster. Do I drop Kelvin Herrerra, Matt Moore or Kevin Jepsen?

    Is there any chance Jepsen keeps the job more than another week or two? I’d hate to give up on saves.

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: or Khris Davis…

  82. jdub01984 says:
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    10 teamyahoo league 7×7 Head to Head –
    Hitter categories are H R HR RBI TB S AVG
    Pitcher categories are IP W L SV HR K ERA.

    Looking at the following trades:
    I give up: Clayton Kershaw, Matt Carpenter, Adrian Beltre, and JD Martinez
    I get: Nolan Arenado, JA Happ, Cole Hamels, and Starling Marte.

    Second trade is the same except remove Martinez and Marte from each side. Thanks.

      • jdub01984 says:
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        @Grey:

        @JB Gilpin:

        My other SP pitchers are: Adam Conley, Kenta Maeda, Jeff Samardzija, Francisco Liriano, Tyler Glasnow, and Jameson Taillon. My RPs: Wade Davis, Aroldis Chapman, Alex Colome, Jeremy Jeffries, and Will Smith in the DL spot.

        My hitters are: Wilson Ramos, Davis Ortiz, Manny Machado, Stephen Piscotty, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, Chris Carter, Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, and Travis d’Arnaud on the DL.

        We have a 45 inning minimum per week, and I was planning on adding Joe Panik to fill my 2B slot after trading Carpenter. The roster setup is C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, UT, UT, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P if it makes a difference.

        Thanks for the advice.

  83. cf says:
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    Stash Taillon on Glasnow?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @cf: Glasnow will likely throw more innings, but Taillon looks to be up first..I like Glasnow better for this year..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cf: Taillon

  84. fromacitynearyour says:
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    gausmen or mccullers

  85. Hitters says:
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    McCutchen and Mous for:

    1) Arenado or
    2) Machado?

    Is either one reasonable?

    Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Hitters: I’d want want Machado cause of his power/speed combo.

      • Hitters says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. If you were weighing those offers would you take Cutch side in 1, Machado side in 2? This is a keeper league, but somehow I don’t think that will impact your response.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, Arenado is better than Cutch

          • Hitters says:
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            @Grey: Got it, so Cutch side should be happy with either, but Machado best player listed. Thanks again.

  86. Weird Al Yankee says:
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    Will I regret dropping Dylan Bundy in a dynasty league?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Weird Al Yankee: I think so, he has pitched very well so far and has stayed healthy. He could start by end of year and certainly will be a starter in 2017..I have him in my dynasty..

  87. Chris says:
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    Grey,

    Goldy for Altuve

    Who wins?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chris: depends on needs..Overall Goldy is the better player..Altuve’s stats are better right now..

  88. simonspecial says:
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    In a 6×6 OPS H2H league where we start LF/CF/RF spots.

    Khris Davis’ .214 avg/ .666 OPS is killing me.

    Worth dropping him for Guyer? I’m also considering cutting Tyson Ross or Glen Perkins (I don’t have room on my DL for both)

  89. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Braves fire Fredi Gonzales. Best roster move they’ve made in the last few years.

  90. Nightpandas says:
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    Give Shields Pujols Kemp

    Get Waino Duda Gomez

    Great buy low or forget it?

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @Nightpandas: doesn’t matter here, but which Gomez? no way of knowing

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He means Carlos

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        My guess at least

        • Nightpandas says:
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          @Grey: yes Carlos

  91. Ricky D says:
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    6×6 (AVG and OBP) HTH Weekly

    My Parra and Wright for Votto?

  92. Gregarious says:
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    My Matt Harvey and Brett Lawrie for his Greinke and Corey Seager? Hit it? Hold?

    Thanks my dudes

  93. danny says:
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    10 team, 6×6 OBP H2H

    for MI, Lamb or Schoop ROS

    Is Trea Turner worth stashing over Brantley or Moose, who are both currently on my bench/DL, would be for UTIL spot

    thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @danny: Schoop, hold Brantley and Moose for now

  94. DancinHomer says:
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    Well, Berrios optioned…

    guess that will curb a fair amount of the “should I drop Berrios” questions (at least in redraft leagues), right?

  95. dhouse says:
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    I’m 5th in one of my pro roto leagues (yahoo 12-person 5×5) and not too far out of 1st, doing ok in most categories but I’m last in steals, I have 12 on the year and basically no one on my staff runs. The only options on waivers are SAGNOFS big time (alcides escobar, etc) and I already have one (Mallex Smith) and don’t want to roster another. I also have too many OFs and can move them. What kind of trade should I shoot for? Who should I target?

    C: Ramos, 1B: Encarnacion, 2B: Panik, 3B: Machado & Moose, SS: Seager, OF: JD, Mallex, Eaton, Ozuna, Mazara, Conforto. SPs J Garcia, Archer, S. Wright, J. Ross, Rubby, Duffey, Sanchez, and R. Iglesias/Carrasco on DL, RPs Britton, Jeffress, Osuna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dhouse: Conforto for Cain?

      • Dhouse42 says:
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        @Grey: good idea, i like cain, ill see what i can do. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  96. tyler says:
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    Grey! Loved the podcast. Would you deal Frazier and Salazaar for Manny Ma, then flip him for Altuve? Need the average and the steals, and think I can make up for the power loss when Pujols, C Davis, Franco, JDong and Upton wake up. What DSL you think?

    • tyler says:
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      @tyler: DSL means one thing, but I meant “what do YOU think”

  97. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Allen Hanson called up by Pirates yday to replace Marte while on the Daddy List. That clears one hurdle only to run into another.

  98. The Great Knoche says:
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    Finally figure out that red dot means injured player in scout leagues…because I now have 13 of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I was wondering about that until Raisel, d’Arnaud, Mesoraco cleared it up

  99. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – the bader the Berrios, the sweeter the juice when he returns?

    In a weekly roto keeper league, how much FAAB (out of $100) would you bid on (a) Duvall and (b) a recently dropped David Peralta?

    I’m in serious need of back end OF help, and I’m dead last in average thanks to guys like Pujols, so someone like Peralta seems like a really strong fit even with the wrist concerns…

    Thanks!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $2

  100. Scott says:
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    I have Duvall, Morales, and Guyer. Drop any of these for Granderson, Rickard and/or Domingo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  101. OdubelBubble says:
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    Starting 2 of the 3:

    Votto (vs Salazar)
    Pujols (vs Kershaw)
    Duvall (vs Salazar)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Duvall

  102. crushbombs says:
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    c wellington
    1b carter
    2b schoop
    ss villar
    mi c seager
    3b franco
    ci longo
    of JD
    of cain
    of mookie
    of chris davis
    of khris davis
    sp
    kershaw
    degrom
    salazar
    t walker
    rodon
    mccullers

    trade kershaw and mookie to get goldy and cargo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  103. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Suspensions are coming today for the Odor brawl the other night, per roto world..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then they’ll be appealed for a few days and then they’ll go into effect in two weeks

  104. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Twinns demoted Berrios, they should have not called him up inn the first place, dude is not ready for MLB.

  105. Chester says:
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    Would you want Springer and deGrom or Altuve?

    2B would then be Segura with Villar at SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve, it’s fair

  106. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I’m a day late but….damn Daenerys Targaryen is a badass!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s so many rules to remember, it completely slipped my mind that she was immune to fire

      • Chester says:
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        @Grey: That’s like the most important rule of all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s up there

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: Almost as important as SAGNOF

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I forgot about that too. Just like when I heard Alen Hanson’s interpreter yesterday and forgot he wasn’t from some suburb in southern Sioux City.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So, watched My Brother’s Bomber on Netflix, was solid, worth checking out

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Nice, I’ll add it to the ever-growing list. Not sure if I mentioned, but I finally watched Cropsey from that Buzzfeed article. No good, that list was the worst.

            I’ve seen a couple things recently about The Nightmare on Netflix. See that one?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, never even heard of it… A friend said she like The Path of Hulu, might try it

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: It’s about sleep paralysis. They reenact the nightmares people have during it, so half doc and half reenactments. Supposed to be “scary”.

                My lady wanted to start watching The Path. Trailer looked awesome.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  People start Path tonight, we can Skype/watch/warg

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: You mean virtually watch together? You have to hit play after the lion’s second roar. Wait, that is Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You have to play the trouble with aunt Diane backwards!

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: If you do it correctly, it secretly gives you the Vivian Maier diet details of force feeding yourself bologna sandwiches and 3 cupcakes.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hahahaha… Nothing’s more depressing while simultaneously being uplifting than seeing kids beg for bologna then being force fed it

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Haha. Bologna sandwich, no crust, topped with ketchup and tears.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Side note: I put scary in quotes to act tough. I’m a complete wuss when it comes to horror movies. The Nightmare looks creepy as shit.

  107. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Grey love the write ups!

    I’m in 15 team roto, been offered Rubby or Shields plus Boxberger for Pence – I have plenty of OF depth and lineup is pretty loaded. I need pitching – would you do either deal or should I get more for Pence?

    Thanks!!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JimmyJackJames: Id want a better pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree w/ F

      • JimmyJackJames says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys – what if I could get Gio instead? Not a big fan but I’m not entirely objective with him as he killed me last year.

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good Gonzalez? Bleh

  108. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Looking forward to some Thor vs Scherzer tonight!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have Scherzer on my only team currently in first, and don’t own Noah anywhere, so bring it!

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Hah hopefully we taste the lightning this evening. My pitching ratios need a hero!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So do mine

  109. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft

    Eugenio Suarez or Danny Valencia ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Val

  110. Nightmare says:
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    1)Pick up Lamb and drop Fat shit Prince??

    Will Lamb sit vs lefties or will they play him everyday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb will sit on occasion

  111. brett says:
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    Grey,

    I have two offers on the table which would your rather end up with?
    Wacha, and Blackmon or J Upton and Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  112. Ostyle15 says:
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    Grey! Awesome read as always. First time commentor here.

    Suarez, Duvall, and Semien currently on waivers. Who do you like (in order)? Looking to add some power, current roster is:

    Posey
    Miggy
    Murphy
    Lindor
    Duffy
    Staton
    Fowler
    Hewyard
    HanRam
    Schoop

    Pitchers:

    Cueto
    Maeda
    T.Walker
    Carrasco (DL)
    Ross (DL)
    Smyly
    Iwakuma
    Wright
    Osuna
    Britton
    Gregerson

    would need to drop one to pick up

    Also: do you like Suarez or M.Duffy (if only options, looking at 3B)(12 Team, H2H, weekly lock)?

    Thank you sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez over Duffy

      • Ostyle15 says:
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        @Grey: Much obliged!

  113. Primetime says:
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    Grey I have grandal. Who hasn’t done anything yet so team with McCAnn and Castillo asked if I am interested but wants next season draft pick back in return. Should I trade or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  114. Mrs. Kimmel says:
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    Pompous blowhold!

    Awww dat Rudy tho. Was cuckhold his?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was Rudy

  115. Lopes says:
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    10 team h2h keeper points league, round i would be keeping is in parenthesis.

    Would you do abreu (13) for madbum(6)?
    I have goldy(1) at first and I love having abreu
    My staff is degrom, Lester, shark, odorozi and nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  116. Backintheday says:
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    Keep forever league:

    $10 goldy or $10 altuve

    $20 kluber, $10 gausman , $10 parra for $25 j-up, $10 carrasco

    $20 kluber, $10 gausman for $20 polanco, $15 aroldis chapman

    $20 kluber, $25 Seager for $28 Nolan arenado.

    That should be all. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy…Upton…. Polanco…Arenado

  117. knucks says:
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    Cram-a-Lamb, you gotta be riding a high after another great night for your boy?? Was a great pick prior to the year by you. Ala Grey’s Castellanos thoughts.

    • Cram It says:
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      @knucks: So far, so good! Thanks.

  118. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Speaking of Shelly Duvall, I picked up this on cassette a while back, sadly it does not feature my “jam”.

    http://imgur.com/8EJt7Xh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love the teased out hair by Shelly

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: The original wet tail.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  119. Rusty says:
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    Tijuana and Walker or Tanaka? Thanks!

    • Rusty says:
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      @Rusty: Sorry, Tijuan and Wacha or Tanaka? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

      • Rusty says:
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        @Grey: thank you, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  120. Warren says:
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    Thanks again for everything ya do boss. Razzball. Neesons and Willy. THATS MY SHIIIIIIIT!!

    1. I know streamonator isn’t your thing, but any idea why the bot seems so down on Pomeranz? Where do you have Drew ROS? Top 30 SP?

    2. Pick 5 from below

    McCullers
    Pom
    Gausman
    Kennedy
    Chen
    Odorizzi
    Iwakuma
    Corbin
    Rodon
    Conley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No idea, maybe top 50 2. McCullers, Kennedy, Rodon, Pom, Odor

  121. Isjeanseguraforreal? says:
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    Picked up segura on the wire and already have correa so he just burns a spot..

    Is segura for real this year? Sample size is getting large enough. Should I deal correa away for a larger piece or shop segura?

    I’ve been offered kluber and Roark for segura and my samardzija but kluber a struggles seem to be a thing.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kluber

      • Isjeanseguraforreal? says:
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        @Grey: you’d take kluber and Roark and I send samardijza and segura?

        K thanks. Thought klubers perils may persist but got segura for free anyway.

  122. WillisReid says:
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    Hey Grey-

    With Andriese in the rotation and an off day Thursday, does Smyly make his scheduled Sunday start or is he likely moved back a day?

    Also thoughts on Smyly and Gregory Polanco for Quintana? Leaves me with Betts Springer and O’Shizz in the OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea… My guess is Smyly is moved back… Polanco side it’s not close

  123. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    For the prospect watchers among us – Tyler Glasnow just completed a fine, but underwhelming 6 innings with 5Ks 2BB 4hits and 1ER.

    Better. Good. Not great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  124. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, mazara or duvall?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

  125. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, trade Wacha for Schoop + Nathan Karns? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  126. #flytheW says:
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    I’m in a 12 team mixed league h2h weekly points. Would you drop tomlin for Jon gray? In my league the point difference between these two are almost exactly their wins. And Cleveland is a better team so I was curious on your thoughts on this and how sure are you 100% 50% etc… thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, grab Gray

  127. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Per Brian McTaggart, Astros beat writer on twitter:

    Luhnow on Gomez: “I think he’s going to have to turn it around at some point otherwise we’re not going to be able to continue to play him.”

    The only thing worse than dreaded the vote of confidence is the vote of no confidence.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • Kung Pao Panda says:
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        And he just hit the disgraceful list…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  128. Comment_Section says:
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    You starting Velasquez at home v Marlins in a 12 team Y! roto (1400 IP cap)?

    He’s kind of sucked recently and I’m actually toying with the idea of dropping his shitty ass. I mean he’s had only 2 killer starts–his first two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  129. Matt says:
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    H2H 6×6 league using OBP and Slug% (no batting average).

    I currently have no active closer (Glen Perkins is on my DL).

    Been offered Ryan Madsen and David Wright for Jung Ho-Kang and Ian Kennedy. I hate David Wright so I really don’t want to but is this something I got to do?

    Current 3B is Jake Lamb.

    I’d be left with Zobrist, Correa, Villar, and Brock Holt to fill my 2B, SS, and MI positions.

    My remaining SP: David Price, Lester, Hammel, McCullers, Porcello, A. Sanchez and a few streaming spots currently occupied by Jesse Hahn, Nate Eovaldi, Adam Conley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you

  130. PeteRosesRevnege says:
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    hitting (Polanco, Odor, Lindor, Arenado)?

    I think i followed your plan Grey, hitting working out well pitching is a little shaky ….Liriano burns me every year……I luck i picked goldi in the 5th spot

    Cervelli C Goldschmidt 1B Odor 2B Machado 3B,SS Lindor SS Cespedes OF Marte OF J.D. Martinez OF Arenado 3B Eaton OF Polanco OF

    Corbin SP Liriano SP Matz SP Smyly SP T Walker SP Cody Allen RP Familia RP Berrios SP Carrasco SP Tyson Ross SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  131. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I drafted Castellanos in the later rounds on your rec and have been reaping the benefits, so thanks for that. He has been great and was initially a high pick, but his BABIP and uncharacteristic power numbers make me think some sort of regression is coming. Should I try and deal him, and if so, what rank range should I shoot for? Or should I just enjoy the ride, take the regression in stride, and hold unless someone knocks my socks off with a top-30 guy offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take a top 50 bat or top 20 arm for him if you can get it, prolly end up reaping rewards

  132. Dhouse42 says:
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    Keuchel or matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  133. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Trying to add some depth to my pitching – (Arrieta, DeGrom, Gausman, Karns, Sanchez, Wood, ERod, Iglesias). Move:
    DeGrom for Lester and Matz?
    DeGrom for Lester and Maeda? or
    deGrom + Erod for Scherzer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take first or last not Maeda one… Scherzer one feels unrealistic

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: that’s what I was thinking too. DeGrom’s lack of Ks is making me a little worried.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  134. Rusty says:
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    Grey, would you take a flier on Dallas Keuchel, hoping he turns things around. I know you don’t like him. I was thinking about trying to trade Rich Hill or Liriano…or shoul I just hold? H2H Pts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to trade Liriano for him, but neither have impressed me, it’s just a flyer at this point, no promises Keuchel turns around

  135. Jarryd says:
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    Give sale and Gardner get tanaka puig and Bautista?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  136. joe says:
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    stream eovaldi tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of matchup

      • Tigres says:
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        Yanks still at Arizona? In which case sit him…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sit

  137. JoeG414 says:
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    Mike Clevinger – S – Indians getting the call for Wednesday’s start . I know a little about him ; good K and little wild . Can anyone add any info. Is he worth an add in a 14 team mixed roto ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      5th starter ceiling, not great

  138. knucks says:
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    Yea this ones pretty damn arbitrary at the moment, but does this look like right order for RP with the most saves at the AS break?

    Benoit, May, Giles

    I know that you see Harris over Giles if they make that change, as do I. But someone beat me to him last week.

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That looks fine

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again. I find it interesting that Giles is owned in 95% of yahoo. Obvi a lot of knuckleheads out there. Myself being one of them. First by namesake, secondly because I just desperately added Giles . SAGNOF is especially difficult in this league compared to many others I’ve played in.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I hear ya, not sure how much I trust those ownership numbers

  139. JohnnySquid says:
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    Yo Greyskull…with Forsythe out in my 14 Team deep league I grabbed Kendys Morales b/c he was (surprisingly) available. Hoping for some buy low on him.

    But Steve Pearce is also available and yes about 1-2 games away from being 1B, 2B, 3B & OF eligible.

    Pearce or Morales? I loathe guys that are DH eligible only, but Morales is a great buy low option.

    I could also drop Tyler Glasnow but if I do he’ll most likely get scooped up in my league. Or I drop Wainwright, but I’m hoping he comes back to earth whilst on my bench…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce

  140. alps88 says:
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    would you drop Maybin for Baez
    I can use help with SB’s
    I would think that Maybin plays more than Baez
    as long as he doesnt get hurt
    your thoughts
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • alps88 says:
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        @Grey:
        i meant to say would you drop baez for Maybin
        Sorry for the confusion
        Would you still do it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  141. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 H2H OBP league w/ hitter K and L as the extra cats. I’m currently carrying 7 SP plus Darvish on the DL, 5 RP (4 closers, including Colome, and Neris) plus Boxberger on the DL, and one bench bat (Dietrich, who I’ve been starting most days depending on who has the worst matchup of my OBP/K sinkholes Schoop, Pujols and J. Upton).

    Who are your first and second drops out of Rodon, Roark, Neris and the above bats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris, Schoop

  142. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank for ROS: Valencia, Russell and Fielder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for now

  143. Sneaky Pete says:
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    Great post as always, Grey. What are your thoughts on trading Freddie Freeman and Zack Greinke for Miguel Cabrera and Joe Ross? I figured JB would like it since he favors Ross over Greinke anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Works for me

  144. Awesome Auger says:
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    Store/Giles – Pouty Pitchy Pants

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cuckhold

      • Awesome Auger says:
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        @Grey: hahaha that’s great

  145. Hello comrades,

    I was attempting to further my research into the CIA’s study of Modern Gnome’s Modern Linguistics, and how it has affected Travelocity’s hot new Hip Hop group “Couzin’ Sweatpantz.” Any advice would help. Until then, I’ll just be out back shooting basketball rings with the boys.

    Nostrovia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should go by Dirk Yes-witski, or the musky Ruskie, of course pronouncing musky like moose-key.

  146. Big league choo says:
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    10 team OBP / qs h2h

    Marte/kazmir or jbj/cueto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  147. Jason says:
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    Seattle’s Marte or Cincy’s Suarez in H2H 10-team keeper? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio

  148. HomerHWBush says:
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    Speaking of unreliable aces, Best Buy low/Sell high trade?

    Give: Tomás & Semien
    Get: Harvey/Kluber/Greinke

    • knucks says:
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      @HomerHWBush: That offer nets you none of those arms

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  149. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    The Cubs have signed Joe Nathan because one Rafael Soriano experience was not enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  150. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Just eight games for Odor? That’s music to my Odor-owning ears!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  151. herschel says:
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    E-Rod suffering “knee soreness”. No bueno…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  152. Non says:
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    Arenado vs Garcia or kris Bryant vs andwrson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  153. Syllogism says:
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    Hello Monsieur Grey. Lotsa useful stuff as you-zhu-elle. Most useful was the Ziegler note. Coin-tossed and came up with Clippard.

    I think I have a wealth of hitting riches tonight … (cat 5+ OBP, TB) …

    1B – Hosmer v Porc, HoPark v Pelfry
    SS/3B- Kang v Blair, Seager v Weaver, Nunez v Pelfry, Villar v Hendricks
    OF SANO (/3B) v Pelfry, Yelich and Ozuna v Velasquez, Piscotty v Bettis, Pence v Rea, Cain v Porc

    Inclination:
    1B Hosmer
    2B Kipnis
    SS Seager
    3B Nunez
    OF Sano, Pence, Cain
    Utility HoPark

    Yelich and Ozuna have been smokin’, it feels nurtz not to play them, but I’m thinking the Velasquez matchup might be tougher than other matchups. Kang I’m still watching, but I think I like the Nunez v Pelfry matchup. And I have a mancrush on Piscotty, but … I dunno.

    Who would you swap in …. Yelich, Ozuna, Piscotty, Kang … for …?

    Thanks muchly amigo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna over Park, but don’t think you can go wrong

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: It’s a rare, rich day for Epic Fail! (Watch me go for a collective 0/40 … lol).

        Thanks. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  154. Non says:
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    Jaime Garcia vs Rockies in stl or Velasquez vs Marlins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  155. Kenny says:
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    Need your advice
    In a Dynasty League, would you give Berrios Receive Grichuk and Weiters?
    And redraft, give Matz or Walker plus Chris Carter for Price?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk side and Matz

  156. Don Majikowski says:
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    Pearce or Khris for the next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Khris

  157. Don Majikowski says:
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    Manaea had decent game last night, back on the train?

    • Scott says:
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      @Don Majikowski: K-rate leaves something to be desired…

    • knucks says:
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      @Don Majikowski: JB’s pitcher profile had me completely selling/dropping. Did not like what he showed us there. I’ll admit I didn’t watch last night, but I would wanna see more yet.

  158. Wilsonian says:
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    Frazier seeing some pine – who’s the better start:

    Piscotty v. Bettis
    Franco v. Chen
    Segura v. Pineda
    Puig v. Weaver

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  159. 740 says:
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    Gray, good thing i picked up Duvall lastmight!

    question. Archer vs TOR. start or risky?

    thanks bruh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  160. Cram It says:
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    Poll time! Pick one:
    Hellickson vs Miami
    M Perez @ Oakland
    Gray @ St Louis
    Wood @ SD

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: That’s Jon Gray, by the way, don’t gimme no hay.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: he keeps up this K-rate and he’s getting a spot on my Trapper Keeper…

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: I didn’t consider him Trapper Keeper worthy, but I am now.

          • Coolwhip

            Todd25 says:
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            @Cram It: with as stout as he’s been on the road, i’d roll with Gray

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: I think Wood would be my choice here, good luck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Cram It: Don’t worry, it’s all Wood.

  161. Cheese says:
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    Standard 12 team roto league. Abreu Donaldson and mchugh for rizzo Frazier Pomeranz.

    I’d be getting Abreu and Donaldson, and neither pitcher would make my staring weekly rotation so this is about the hitters for my team. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  162. henncoop says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I am in a deep roster 5X5 roto dynasty league. I currently have A Blair who came off my NA list & he has been underwhelming at best. I also have De Sclafani on the DL & may be available soon.
    My options on the wire would be Andriese, Guerra (not too likely given his age), & De la Rosa.
    BTW the rest of my staff is: Thor, Cole, Archer, Shark, Smyly, Pineda, Kennedy, & Giolito & Appel in the NA slots. Rubby caught my attention after JB’s article.
    RP are Allen, Rodney, Jeffress, C Smith, & Hererra (so either of the last 2 could be dropped as well)
    Great writing …funny as hell. Thanks for your help with my fantasy life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Also H Santiago would be on waivers as well but this is a dynasty league …could grab both if I dropped either Hererra or C Smith. Sorry for the late addition of Hector in the mix.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smith isn’t pitching hardly at all, I dropped him in my league where I owned him

  163. Scott says:
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    Is it wrong of me to want Jay Bruce to get hurt so Duvall will move up in the order?

  164. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp limited moves

    C Grandal
    1B Rizzo
    2B Odor
    3B Franco
    SS Lindor
    OF Betts
    OF JDong
    OF JUp
    UTL Belt
    BN Mazara

    SP Archer, Smyly, Wacha, Stroman, CMart, Hill, Sanchez, Wood, Moore

    RP McGee, Jeffress, and Colome

    Just got an interesting offer. Have been trying to trade my Aaron Sanchez for his Boxberger for a week now and he just sent me an offer this morning: my McGee/Jeffress and Sanchez for his Boxberger and Puig. McGee/Jeffress seem like locks to get traded this year so Boxberger seems like an immediate upgrade for saves. Then it’s pretty much just Sanchez for Puig which seems like a no brainier. However, is Puig really that much of an upgrade over Mazara or guys like Castellanos, Park, Dickerson,Carter on the waiver?

    He also has Sano, who seems like a much better bet in OBP, so I’m thinking I push for Sano and see if he gives in? He implied early on in negotiations that Puig/Sano were interchangeable.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No he’s not

  165. Scott says:
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    8 game suspension for Odor

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: Yep, noted above, appeal is the next move to watch for.

  166. Scott says:
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    Ryan Braun is back in the lineup. Start him back up or see how the wrist goes?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: Most likely your best option to start, so yea. Seeing as how it is Tuesday, this must not be a weekly league thing.

  167. ThE sHiT says:
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    Miggy/Springer for Rizzo/Cueto? I am giving up Miggy and Springer, need the pitching help.

    • quimmy says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Think you are overpaying.

      • knucks says:
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        @quimmy: As a Cueto owner, I agree with quimmy. Maybe try some cheaper move to fix pitching? Though Rizzo is enticing.

        • ThE sHiT says:
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          @knucks: Rizzo is super enticing. But you guys are right, I am trying to find cheaper pitching. I took over this team a few weeks ago, totally stuck with lots of players I wouldn’t have drafted. Thanks for the input!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get a cheaper pitcher elsewhere

  168. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Hendricks @MIL
    yolo start or sit?

    • quimmy says:
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      @Todd25: Im starting him

    • Scott says:
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      @Todd25: I’m pretty sure Hendricks can handle the Brewers’ lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  169. quimmy says:
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    Joey Bats, PomPom and Adriese for Mookie and Salazar?

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @quimmy: I’d want Mookie side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  170. knucks says:
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    Benoit just got activated

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Realize this news is prob not exactly all that exciting for most of us… but he’s stashed on my DL until SEA has another save opp. Hoping for some clarity by the weekend. Will be interesting to see how long I can game the system and NOT get itchy fingers. Not really too many sexy streams out there for me right now anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  171. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Did youse guys ever pick a term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cuckhold

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: hahaha… too funny

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: That’s great! Kudos bar to whoever came up with that! (M&M flavor too!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yum! Rudy did

  172. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Abreu + Jon Gray for Cast + Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  173. Andre says:
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    Lost Peralta and Brantley….have Boxeberger in the other DL spot. Now AGon might be out….. Do you drop Peralta for a bench bat? And if so, who do you pick up among:

    Pearce, Mazara, Myers, or Drury. Besides Mazara, all have position flexibility….Pearce intrigues me the most Bc of his most recent success in 2014. Will he be strictly a platoon player? 10tm H2H categories keeper league, which counts Hits, Walks, HR, RBI, Steals, Runs, and Average as the offensive stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily Peralta? God yes…Maz

      • Andre says:
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        @Grey: Hahaha. No David Peralta

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, you can lose him… If this is just for a quick hot schmotato, go for Pearce….Maz has more long term interest

  174. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    Which do you prefer:

    Blackmon and Wacha or Upton and Carrasco

    Thanks

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: Just to clarify. Justin Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  175. abdoozy says:
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    Trade Franco for Castellanos straight up?

    H2H league w/OPS. If that matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  176. Non says:
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    Tommy Joseph vs Chen and either Harper vs Noah, Bautista vs archer, cespedes vs sherzer, Stanton vs Velasquez

    Or Carlos Santana vs Simon and jd Martinez vs Hughes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re benching Bryce?

      • Nono says:
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        @Grey

        So Polanco, jd Martinez and Carlos Santana today

        Or jd, Bryce Harper, and tommy Joseph

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JD

  177. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    The first rule of O.P.P. is nearly identical to the first rule of fight club. Digest that for a minute.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, deep shizz Fred Garvin MP!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. You should expect nothing else from a man that listens to early 90s rap while figuring out which catcher to plug into his fantasy baseball lineup.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  178. pager24 says:
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    Grey,

    I’m torn about Archer tonight vs TOR son is meh also. My pitching stats are garbage this year and I’m currently pacing about 40 innings over my max allowed. Is it best to just sit him and wait for a positive game? Or do you think I should throw him out there and hope fir the best? 12 team roto.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  179. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Have you seen much of Tillman this year? Seems refreshingly un-Tillman like, and doing most of his good work at home–oddly enough. Worth starting tomorrow vs Seattle? Odds he keeps it up ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: I’ve seen him probably more than the average Razzballer. He’s only allowed 1 HR this year, whereas his career HR/9 is well over 1. He seems to be locating a bit better, i.e. keeping that straight fastball out of the wheelhouse. I’d need to see more before I could trust him, but the improvement could be a real thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him, I’d go one start at a time

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey & Cram, Much appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, GKR!

  180. Reid says:
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    Gattis or Castillo at C ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: is Herrmann a threat to Wellington you think? He’s been really good too and starting in RF tonight haha!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really a threat

  181. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Follow up to my above trade offer…

    Would you pull the trigger if he switched out Puig for Sano (OBP league), so it would be my McGee/Jeffress and Sanchez for Sano and Boxberger?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano side

  182. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Follow up to my follow up….

    Who would you rather trade, McGee or Jeffress? McGee, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGee

  183. omar says:
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    9 team AL Only Standard 5×5 Roto:

    Give:
    Miggy
    Britton
    Keirmaier

    Get:
    Archer
    Just Dong
    Jepsen

    Trade partner needs a closer. I have Abreu & Park to plug in 1b an IF. Currently 1 off the lead in saves and have a bunch of next up potential closers (Colome, Dyson, Benoit, Will Harris). Getting Archer would basically give me the entire Rays staff, sans Odorizzi – (Smyly, Moore, Erasmo, Colome, stashing Snell). Not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing.

    Thoughts? Appreciate the input as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD side

  184. Fever Dog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Two part question here.

    First,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Drop anyone for Duvall?

    c-wellington
    1b-rizzo
    2b-walker
    3b-arenado
    ss-correa
    of-j-upton, marte, polanco
    util-hosmer, belt

    Second,

    I’ve been offered

    Cutch + Goldschmidt

    for

    Rizzo + Polanco + Matz

    I know what I want to say. What say you?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop… Hold Rizzo

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Grey: Odor 8 game suspension. Just letting you know

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  185. Fever Dog says:
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    Sorry, my pitching

    sp-Strasburg, Matz, Shields, Hill, Nola, Pomeranz, Samardija, Hammell
    dl-Rosss
    N/A-Glasnow
    rp-vizcaino, phelps, cishek, robertson

  186. Doc says:
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    Hermann vs Pineda, Castillo vs Pineda or wieters vs miley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

      • Knucks says:
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        @Grey: intresting to see herms starting center, now left, but batting in the two-hole? Really didn’t see that one coming.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jeremy Hermdia?!

  187. Doc says:
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    Puig vs weaver or rua vs hahn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  188. Markowskinator says:
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    What are your thoughts on this trade proposal i received: i get maikel franco and edinson volquez for syndergaard or Salazar. Do i make the trade and if so, who do i give up? Im leaning towards yes and giving up salazar.

    My pitching is deep (those two plus taijuan, carassco, darvish, nola, velazquez, aaron sanchez, kennedy, nicasio, happ, karns, tyler duffey) and franco would be an upgrade over starlin castro, dozier, or duda at my open infield and utility spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Salazar

  189. Doc says:
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    Puig vs weaver or inciare vs nicolino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  190. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Repeat question but with Odor suspension issued, I’m now asking about next week (weekly league):

    2b: Schoop
    SS: Boegarts
    MI : ???
    BN : Colome (4th RP), Leake, Ventura, JRoss

    Who to drop for which of theses: Rendon, Cozart, Pearce, Dietrich,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome, Pearce if still hot, but I’d wait until there’s an actual suspension, he’s going to appeal

      • Buge Hoobs says:
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        @Grey: I just don’t know how long an appeal takes and it’s a weekly. would it change if you knew my 3 RPS were Papelbon, FRod and GREGERSON?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Colome won’t be the closer when Box returns

          • Buge Hoobs says:
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            @Grey: didn’t realize that was so soon! Thanks!

  191. Bobby says:
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    Would you trade Tolleson for Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Bobby: porcello side

  192. chris says:
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    deGrom/Drury or Castellanos/Piscotty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom

  193. Doc says:
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    Salvador Perez vs porcello or Castillo vs Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  194. donny says:
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    Alex Gordon, Souza Jr or Khris Davis, don’t need anything in particular but who do you like the most?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  195. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – do you think Tyson Ross gives us anything worthwhile this year? Thinking of dropping him to DL Peralta…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Ross

  196. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Matt Harvey for Cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Thanks grey

  197. Sad Keanu says:
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    Would you start Odorizzi and/or T. Walker tomorrow? 10-team H2H mixed. SON no like.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Walker

  198. Boomer19 says:
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    Hi Grey. In my 13 team roto league I was offered Reyes for my Semien. It’s for a middle infield spot and I already have Scooter. You think Reyes will make an impact whenever/wherever he returns? Should I just hold Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  199. Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    berrios cast off routine time.
    AL only, hold him or grab any of d.norris/clevinger (CLE, not in yahoo yet though)/pelfrey/weaver/shoemaker/dean (taking berrios’ spot, or rogers is)/nova/holland
    nova’s been ok in last 2 starts, shoemaker is only start upcoming SON likes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  200. Kyle says:
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    Do you cut ties on J Upt for any of: Duvall, K.Davis, or Valencia? Or do you just hope this obnoxious over-asked question somehow helps Upton figure it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  201. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Do you think Thomas Joseph is anything more than a NL only play?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t

  202. Pager24 says:
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    Archer is such a piece of shit! 51 pitches through 2 innings? are you kidding me? will he ever give a QS? what a waste of a pick! ugh,,, had to get it off my chest- sorry I will try to calm down now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Pager24: at least 6 innings now with 8 baserunners.

  203. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Devon Travis is 5/14 2 doubles and a walk in 4 games. Need runs in multiple leagues I seem to have too many 3-4 lineup hitters. Own him everywhere. Dropped Domingo for Maybin in a couple of leagues need speed too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like a solid gamble

  204. herschel says:
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    Cheers – VV has a k/9 of 18 in this game.
    Jeers – At his current rate, he would need to throw 204.75 pitches to actually get through 9 innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  205. SteveNZ says:
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    My H2H team is almost unfathomably bad – for me to whine about it to the extent it deserves would leave me no time to do anything else. Not even a trip to LA was enough to fix it – but at least I did get to complain in person, right?

    Anyhow, someone in my league just offered his D Peralta and Dee Gordon for my Heyward. 14 teams with OBP and AVG. Whaddaya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SteveNZ! You post the pic on Reddit? Hold on that trade

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Nah, not yet. Hopefully later.
        Seriously, this team is sucking so bad. Nobody is hitting and all my relievers keep getting blown up. I’m second-last FFS!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          FMFFBL! Or is is FMFBL?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Probably the former at this point.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Trevor May being a case in point. Him and Baez the only two pitchers I have had go this week so far…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ugh, yeah, I have May too

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: That post is archived – can’t comment on it anymore.

  206. Lucas Dude says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Need to add an OF that can swipe some bags but also provide decent overall value. Have some good options on waivers. How do you rank the following ROS? How about in the near-term (2-4 weeks)?

    Melvin Upton
    Mallex Smith
    Cameron Maybin
    Leonys Martin

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Martin

  207. herschel says:
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    @Grey: apologies in advance but beof over gattis, right? Gattis is hitting cleanup in that astros lineup though….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  208. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    20 team h2h with QS, OPS, BB’s, total bases and slugging. only have 2 DL spots and have ryu/hundley in those. now the cargo 2 (HOU) i waivered is DL’d.
    1. drop who of these
    2. for which of these hitters:
    my hitters
    castro
    1B ortiz
    2B schoop
    SS segura
    3B castellanos
    OF bryant/marte/hanram
    util pedro
    BN cargo 2
    available hitters: dannys antana/hicks/rua/comish of the NFL douchbag (goeddel)/leonys/aoki/captain kirk

    looking like this is the kind of league i’ll jump on buxton if/when he comes back up (no keepers here, redraft)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu for Antana

  209. herschel says:
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    @Grey: you start Rodon tonight where you own him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I did

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: looking decent. no bbs is nice. hit 98 early in the game…

  210. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Glad to see Nicasio doing his best to prevent me from getting any wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Well, somebody is going to blow it.

  211. ryanoger says:
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    redraft league

    Neil Walker or Brandon Phillips?

    thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  212. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    might not be completely right (he may have doubled once in that time) but is that white homer his first XBH in like a month or so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, feels like it

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: since his last homer on april 20th, he had 3 doubles (2 on may 8th), and overall went 8/57 with the 3 doubles.

  213. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Thor dropped the hammer tonight son

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: And I can’t believe I’m watching Oliver Perez right now..is it 2006?

        • Fred Garvin MP says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Well I’m not pulling on the regular and drunk every other day, so probably not.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  214. muskysmell says:
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    you’re welcome to all Conforto fans…
    He was killing me for 3 weeks so I benched him in my weekly lineup…of course he proceeds to hit a homer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @muskysmell: i’m guessing the amount of fantasy baseball players that might actually believe that what they do with a player (drop/trade/bench) affects the outcomes of said player is more than the total amount of fantasy hockey + basketball players total. anybody got any action on this one?

  215. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    The Twins bullpen falls apart again in what shall forever be known as The Michael Tonkin Incident.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: may’s was worse than the gulf’s.

  216. herschel says:
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    Just Dongs just donging…

  217. Brett says:
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    Trevor may must know all these people have picked him up in fantasy. He has been garbage lately? Hold or time to move on?

    • Knucks says:
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      @Brett: I’m out, eff that guy. Unforgivable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move on

  218. mrbaseball says:
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    Gordon tested positive for not one but two different performance enhancing drugs: testosterone and clostebol.

    What would be the reasons he was taking those drugs and what did they do for him ?

    Everyone can play !

    • mrbaseball says:
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      How would you rank him because of the drugs – Does his value take a big hit in a keeper league

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, falls a bit, maybe top 70 now, where was top 30

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @mrbaseball: You don’t have to be big to be strong. If you train for speed and agility you become faster and more agile, not muscle bound.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Helps rebound from injuries

  219. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    16 team dynasty where i just traded saunders for diaz (STL). SP has been pretty bad all year (hung around buchholz too long, dropped hill when he had a couple of bad starts, injuries, traded the 22nd best SP in MLB for delino etc). QS over wins, net steals over steals, net saves and holds over saves, OBP over AVG, total bases and K/BB added. now with this:
    C salvy
    1B au rizz
    2B kipnis
    SS alcides
    3B bryant
    LF upton
    CF ellsbury
    RF jd mart
    util diaz, dannys antana (streamer)
    BN psycho killer (streamer), d.peralta
    NA delino/benintendi/dahl/jab placenta crawford (PHI)
    SP cole/liriano/wood/tillman (lucky i got him back, but i’ve also been scared to start him during about half of his great starts due to SON)/porcello/pineda/fatolo (streamer)
    RP britton/giles/watson/hudson/j.peralta/kelley
    DL heaney/ryu/romo/kela/wheeler

    1. got a trade offer of joc/dozier/judge/m.moore for my benintendi/porcello/diaz
    i’m thinking no here, due to not needing dozier, not wanting moore, and liking benintendi >judge, and porcello + diaz more than joc. what you think
    2. j.peralta getting hit lately, and benoit back. grab benoit/salas/estevez/bearclaw over him?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: 1500 max innings, so guys can be benched sometimes (but sucks for me on tillman, as if it was 1700 or so innings i’d have used every tillman inning).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Joc side 2. Benoit

  220. Chicken Dinner says:
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    This guy is 24?

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: probably half bald too.

  221. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    chase anderson destroying the CUBS? yordano looking good again (took nearly a month off). of course i played porcello over yordano, could’ve played both, at least i’ll not bench yordano every time now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Insanity

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Tobaggan MD: that’s still yordano’s best start in a long time, at least 5 str good innings.

  222. Alps88 says:
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    Trade offer. Need help
    I give Mazzara and Franco for Scherzer
    I could keep Mazzara for $6 and Franco for $16 next year.
    Scherzer would not be kept.
    I need pitching help
    Should I try off waiver wire. McHugh is available and wouldn’t cost me anything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer side

      • alps88 says:
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        @Grey:
        dont mean to be a dumb ass
        but the guy getting Scherzer which is me or the guy trading Scherzer
        thanks

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @alps88: He gave you the side he likes better.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @alps88: that’s for you to already know, if you have scherzer it means don’t do the deal, if the opp has scherzer do the deal. you sure you aren’t also kimmel, he asks these kind of “follow ups”.

  223. joe says:
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    the yankees do not look good. i almost want to stream shelby miller against them tomorrow. bad idea?

  224. the swinging says:
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    This message is brought to you by the letter H, as is HUHHHHHHHHHH

    The Reds brought tony cingrani in the game tonight down 13-1 after he just got a save in Sundays game 2 days ago.

    Keep in mind the reds started a 4 game set vs Cleveland on Monday, so no off days this week.

    Closer or not what the hell is one of your high leverage relief pitchers doing in the game down 13-1 when he just pitched 2 days ago and you have no off days comming up?

    HUHHHHHHHHHH

    Your down 13-1 in the 7th inning let anyone with a hand pitch, HUHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

    (Writer smokes pot, remebers the Reds play in Ohio and we’ll maybe they don’t have the sharpest knives in America’s silverware drawer. I mean remeber how dumb Kasich looked in the presidential race, maybe it’s a state wide thing… Wait they have LeBron in basketball… hmmmm, maybe some more pot…)

    • Fungazi says:
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      @the swinging: Didn’t they just get destroyed yesterday? Probably running out of RP options just to get through these two games.

      • the swinging says:
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        @Fungazi: so let the 3rd basemen pitch ur down 13-1. Not ur high leverage reliever .

  225. Andy says:
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    Worth dropping Justin upton, Rasmus or grichuk
    Or two of
    To grab
    Duvall or maybin, or Billy burns?
    Thank

  226. Dommattingly says:
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    Thinking of dropping Gregerson & adding Gattis. Stupid? I only have BOXBERGER and Melancon as RPs. Just don’t feel good about dude’s situation at all!

    • Dommattingly says:
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      @Dommattingly:
      Or Trea Turner, Maybin, or Duvall. Looking for overall value, I guess.

  227. Wilsonian says:
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    Gregerson with another blown save. Think it’s Giles time?

    Also, time to cut Franco in an 8 Team H2H league? He isn’t playing for me and is pretty ice cold anyway.

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

    • Herschel says:
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      @Wilsonian: Giles or Harris? Giles or Harris??

  228. yadiyamind says:
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    10 team unlimited keep forever league

    hold JBJ or sell high now?

  229. @grey Are people dropping Dee Gordon? In a 12 team H2H 5 bench, should I drop Wainright and Dee Gordon to activate McCullers and pick up Raja? Already have J.Upton and A.Gordon riding the pine and Davis would fill my speed void. Thanks!

  230. Herschel says:
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    Dyson owners rejoice.

  231. Rice says:
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    Matt Harvey has sucked this year but I was just offered J Upton for him.

    I need SP more than OF but I know you love the buy low on JUp.

    What to do what to do?

  232. Doc says:
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    Price @royals, cueto @padres, or lirano vs braves

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