Owning Max Scherzer last night was like watching the Showtime classic, Emmanuelle, the erotic thriller starring Emmanuel Lewis as Webster Schlong and Alex Karras as George Papadopepuss.  Through 6 IP, Scherzer had 13 Ks and was only 77 pitches.  On the Tigers broadcast, Jimmy Leyland said, “(Scherzer) looks spent.”  Who’s a better judge of that than his ex-manager?  If only the Nationals had Jose Valverde to come in.  But then Scherzer went out in the 7th and had a 1-2-3 inning with two Ks and it was if Shannon Tweed had appeared next to Emmanuel Lewis and this erotic thriller became more elaborate, convoluted and spectacular!  Then Scherzer came out in the 8th and struck out three more guys to put his total at 18 Ks.  Then, came the ninth.  Now, no guy has a shorter hook than Emmanuel Lewis, but no manager has a longer hook than Dusty.  Scherzer could’ve been on pitch 175 and he would’ve been out there to finish it, and finish the Tigers he did.  Final line:  9 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 20 Ks.  He is still giving up homers though…. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bryce Harper – 2-for-3.  Was suspended one game for yelling at the ump on Monday.  If the ump were his wife, he would’ve been suspended for a month.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .409.  For those new to the site, I called Josh Donaldson F5 last year because I would leave my fantasy team page open in the browser with Donaldson having a bunch of hits, then the next day, I’d hit F5 to refresh and Donaldson would already have more hits the next day.  It was an endless cycle of counting stats for him last year and refreshing.  And, of course, across the diamond was E5.  With that said, so far this year, Murphy has been F5.  Every day, more hits.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  At some point in the next few weeks, he’s going to figure out he needs to be more aggressive at the plate and is going to start hitting homers all over the park.  You have been warned, Buy Lowers.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  His return to Nationals Park was like Chyna dying the same day as Prince.  Just a wee bit overshadowed.

Wei-Yin Chen – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA down to 4.40.  And Wei-Yin was Farrah Fawcett.  This was a great sign from Chen who had looked like a shell of his former self and not a good shell, like chocolatey Magic Shell.  If Chen was dropped, I’d definitely try him one more time.

Justin Bour – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and fourth homer in the last ten games.  I didn’t see Bour’s homer yesterday, but I did see his homer earlier this week and when I did, I thought, “That man is locked in.”  Bour or Votto?  Seems obvious, but will it be?

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and two more homers (10, 11).  I still think he’s a sell high, but I also thought that about Cano, so sometimes, shizz happens and shizz smears and shizz is on my MeUndies and I have to change my shizz’d up MeUndies cause I goofed up.  Could Trumbo have a career year?  Indeed.  Will he?  It’s not the most probable outcome is all I’m Cust kayin’.  In this game of fantasy as in the game of Life, you want to avoid the most pitfalls you can while spinning the wheel and landing on the number eight and saying, “Take that, pillow that I’ve dressed as my father because he had to work late.”  So, yes, I’d still be trying to sell Trumbo, but I’d want a lot filled with nice cars.

Chris Davis – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .242.  There’s enough schmos in the major leagues pitching that I think Davis can hit .250 with 40+ homers.  I also think if there were less schmos in the majors pitching, he would hit .190 with 32 homers.  I.e., I think a good pitcher can get Davis out, but Paula Cole should be asking where all the good pitchers have gone.

Adam Jones – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  The Orioles are like a Newport cigarette, alive with pleasure, only this isn’t from potential cancer but alive from crappy Twins pitching.

Glen Perkins – Ready for a bullpen session.  You know his replacement has been terrible, when I own Jepsen and not Perkins, and I can’t wait for Perkins to return.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  He’s actually done better than I expected so far, and, ahem, interjection, he hasn’t done that well.

Todd Frazier – Jumped into the stands chasing his 11th homer and got five lips on his stitches.  I don’t know, I was skim reading.

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .278.  I went to our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater expecting to return here with an argument like, “Lawrie has been surprisingly valuable for a 2nd baseman, he’s not bad, bleh bleh bleh.”  Yeah, that wasn’t the case.

Mat Latos – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.40, up from 1.84 ERA after his last two starts.  The Regression Fairies love what you’ve done with the place, they enjoy Scandal fan fiction, and they will destroy your ratios.

Sam Dyson – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save.  While this should be the start of the Dyson era and end of the Tolleson error, it’s likely just because Tolleson had pitched on Monday and Tuesday.

Cole Hamels – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA up to 2.95.  J.B. astutely pointed out on the last podcast that Hamels is a solid sell high.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th steal, hitting .260.  He’s quietly (Has it been quiet?  What’s he, a librarian?  You shush yourself!) putting together a decent first six weeks.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Cruz hasn’t really hit one of those patented Cruz rampage streaks yet this year, but it could start at any time.  If he’s healthy, he hits bombs.

Chris Archer – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks vs. Taijuan Walker – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA up to 2.63.  Here was me during the game from innings one thru five, “Well, Archer is a total POS, but at least I have Taijuan, who is pitching a great game.”  After the sixth inning, “A 4-4 tie?  What do I believe in now?  What do I root for?  Can the world make this less confusing for me?”

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, a grand slam.  He’s now hitting .182.  While the math is likely impossible, I don’t think Dickerson ever had one game in Coors where he had a .182 average.  Yeah, he would’ve needed like 25 at-bats in a game for that to happen, but you get the drift.  Don’t quibble, you quibbler.  It’s not a good look.

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer, hitting .208.  That was his 2nd hit in the last seven games.  Now I know why announcers say hitters are ‘maier’d in a slump.

Steven Matz – Having his next start skipped due to elbow soreness, but the Mets say it’s no big deal.  Yeah, just like Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic rant was no big deal for his career.

David Wright – Battling shoulder soreness.  The Mets said it’s fine because Wright’s been hurt for the last ten years.

Noah Syndergaard – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.53, and two homers, allowed and hit.  He hit two home runs!  Is Bartolo that inspiring?  We should see if he can inspire in other ways.  Let’s put a picture of Bartolo on a bag of frozen spinach and see if kids will eat it.  The advertising execs can pitch their bosses, “Colon moves product through the colon!”

Corey Seager – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Wow, some fog on the nose mirror.  He’s alive.  Incredible.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Ross Ohlendorf – 2/3 IP and the loss.  I’m done with the Reds bullpen.  So done done.  So done done done!  Ugh, yet I can’t get myself to drop him.  I need help!

David Freese – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  It may not have been a solo homer if he wasn’t batting leadoff.  Just pointing out the frickin’ obvious.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .248.  He could have a 4-for-5 night and be batting .280 by Saturday, but, if I had to guess, I’d say he’s still battling his knee.

Jung Ho Kang – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Ho my God with the Ho’s!

Juan Nicasio – 6 IP, 4 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.34.  Ray Searage watches Nicasio like the world watches Terrence Malick films.  “I understand English, I think I’m smart, what am I not getting here?”

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Totally unrelated, but this makes you want other pop singers to die.

A.J. Reed – Hit the Triple-A DL with a pulled hammy.  Due to service time, he’s not going to be that off schedule from his original mid-June call-up.  Arenthal James will be running (not from the cops) soon.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  With the game going into extra innings, Fister ended up with the no decision, which is more ambiguity than a Fister usually gets.

George Springer – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer to go with four walks, but he played second fiddle to Marwin Gonzalez, who hit the walk-off homer in the 16th inning (his 3rd).  Though, everyone is second fiddle to a guy who sounds like he was named by Daffy Duck.  It’s Marwin season!

Danny Salazar – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (6 BBs), 10 Ks.  Yikes, six walks in five innings.  That’ll give his owners a serious case of the heebee-BBs.  Though, according to the Razzball glossary, that’s not being used right, but it’s my site, I’ll use my made up words how I want!  WAH!

Mike Napoli – 3-for-7, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  He now has three homers in the last week, while hitting near-.350.  This is the hottest Napoli has been since he went to Club Med with his mom and she busted out the thong.  Though, that was more hot in temperature.

Jason Kipnis – 5-for-7, 1 RBI.  Here’s you, “I’m gonna bench Kipnis this game because he’s oh for like his last 40.”  Two hours later, “DAH!!!”  Now you’ve missed out on Kipnis’s one productive game in his past 20.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  *presses ear against the wall*  I think the wind has let up.  *opens door, winds blow through*  No, my decorative figurines!!!  It’s a Torenado!

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Also seeing action in this game was Gonzalez Germen (1/3 IP, 0 ER).  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time a Germen Blackmon was ever seen.

Williams Perez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  “Wait, I was supposed to grab pitchers against the Braves, not Braves pitchers!  Oh no, lineups have locked!”  Three hours later, “Just as I planned.”

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  So far he doesn’t have more than one RBI in any game.  How about a small wager that we’ll both welch on that says he has less than five games this year with two or more RBIs?

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers.  Sonavabench!  But I wanted to play Domingo and Hicks and I don’t know why I had Rickard on my team and get your head of your Pedro Astacio, Fantasy Master Lothario!  That was an awful move by me, but at least I have the hottest schmotato in the league on my team.

Dustin Pedroia – 1-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  He’s been nearly as hot as JBJ, but is unavailable according to the ownership numbers I’m looking at.  Wait, that’s my license plate.  Was wondering why there was a letter in there.

Rick Porcello – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  Racist!  I streamed Porcello for this start, but his xFIP, K/9 and BB/9 are looking mighty purdy.  This could burn me, but I’m not dropping Porcello just yet.

Jed Lowrie – Hit the 15-day DL with a shin bruise.  Lowrie’s the type to hit the DL even when you have no idea he’s injured and it still makes sense.  “Lowrie’s on the DL?  Yeah, I could see that.”

Michael Pineda – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.28.  I dropped him after his 2nd start of the year and haven’t regretted it at all.  In fact (Grey’s got more!), he’s still sitting on waivers in my league.  You really need to move on if you’re holding out hope.

Aaron Hicks – 3-for-4, 1 run.  Hot schmotato alert!

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, and third in the past three games.  This Zombino is eating pitchers’ brain custard like it’s Culver’s frozen custard.  Own/now.

Yordano Ventura – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (3 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 4.62.  You can lie to yourself and say this was a decent start, but three walks and one K really isn’t good.

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .195 (and more RBIs than Freeman).  It hasn’t been a great start for Kendrys, but batting cleanup for a good team and he can still back into 100 RBIs this year.  Morales of the story?  I’d try to hold tight if you need ribbies.

Salvador Perez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  He did that for all the people who stopped believing in him and calling him, “Wrestling jobber, Salvador Blowme.”

Matt Duffy – 3-for-6 and his 4th steal.  The Duff Man!  Oh yeah!

A.J. Griffin – MRI revealed no damage in his shoulder.  Then, the MRI quickly turned its head and revealed it was really his mother.  Which was captured as a Vine, turned into a meme, and then was commented on by Fallon.

Michael Saunders – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer as he entered the game as a pinch-hitter.  Real talk, did any afternoon game only go nine innings yesterday?  I had more deadly 1-for-5’s on my fantasy teams yesterday than the guy keeping score at Russian roulette.

Josh Donaldson – 4-for-6, 2 runs and a steal.  F5!

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  Damn, I was waiting for him to string together his third straight great start and take that next jump.  That’s all right, he gets the Rays next.  The Stream-o-Nator‘s eyes are bulging out at that start like it’s John Lithgow in The Twilight Zone movie.

John Lackey – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Padres.  Or as I like to call it, Lackey vs. Lackluster.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  Since this was against the Padres, it wasn’t a high note for Hendricks, but it also wasn’t Boxy Laddie, the jingle he did for UPS.

Andrew Cashner – Questionable for next start in Miller Park.  But not as questionable as the logic behind starting him on your fantasy team in Milwaukee.

Fernando Rodney – 2 IP, 0 ER and his 9th and 10th saves on both sides of the doubleheader and has a 0.00 ERA.  I feel bad for the poor schmuck who has Jeanmar Gomez and Rodney.  He’s so happy he’s going to fall into a giggle-induced coma.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.80.  If you would be so kind to be my Barbara Hershey, let the glory of love that is my NL-Only team shine over you for a moment.  I had Pomeranz, Nicasio and Scherzer go:  21 IP, 35 Ks, 2.57 and 0.76 WHIP.  Too bad, it didn’t matter because I have 322 Ks in that league for first place.  I have more Ks in an NL-Only than I have in my 12-team mixed leagues.  As for Pomeranz, he has a 1.80 ERA and a 11.5 K/9, why wouldn’t you pick him up?

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.58.  Hard to argue with his results.  I mean, you could, but you’d be arguing with numbers, Crazybird.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I’ve been monocle’ing this guy for about a week.  He’s hitting around-.350 in the last week, and is overdue for a power outage.  Yeah, I know outage sounds negative, but you hit the ball out; outage sounds right to me.  I’m leaving outage.  I want a power outage!  Crap, why did the lights go off?  That wasn’t my last wish, was it?  Genie?  Where are you?!

Jhoulys Chacin – Traded to the Angels from the Braves.  I get why the Braves are doing the trade, but the Angels have now acquired glovechild, Brendan Ryan, and Chacin in the past two days.  The Angels are like the guy who goes to the prom with his sister, and, when others make fun of him, he proves them wrong by making out with his sister.  You’re not proving people wrong, Angels, you’re making yourself look even sadder.  Just stop.

  1. Ross Watson says:
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    To lazy to click on the link below the article but someone please explain to me why I wouldn’t want to have sex with Scarlett Jo?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Ross Watson: Stunning Underboob Pictures That Are Worth Your While

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Ross Watson: I’m having fun with Mrs. Featherbottoms avi right now.

      That’s a YUGEEEE BUTCH!!!!

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Bye Felica: You are making me blush

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      If you didn’t have a pulse perhaps

    • crushbombs says:
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      @Ross Watson: she has herpes, thanks to derek jeter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ross Watson: Her portrayal in the The Horse Whisperer was just too over the top for you?

  2. Shill Team 6 says:
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    Hahaha. I own Jeanmar and Rodney in Ghul’s NL only. Haha. I lead the league in saves. Haha I don’t feel so good haha. Think I better lie d

    • Hugman says:
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      @Shill Team 6: I had both but dropped Rodney when he wasn’t getting any save chances. Still leading saves tho. Gomez only has about 5 fewer saves than Papelbon had at the end of July last year!

  3. DickeyT says:
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    Dropped Pom for 2start Gausman. My open spot with TRoss on dl. Kluber hasnt looked good except the cgso. Hope for a good start or two then try to sell?

  4. Mike says:
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    Time to cut bait with Pujols or hold hoping the ship will right itself? Soft contact % is way up, BABIP and ISO are way down..he’s currently riding my bench after Votto and Belt have 1B/Util. thanks!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Mike: From one Pujols owner to another, if things don’t pick up by the end of May he’s gone.

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @JakeTPE: 13/6/18 .190 can easily become 25/12/35. 230ish in a week.
        He started really slow last year end i traded him. Regretted it at the end of the season when i lost to the team i traded him to in he playoffs.

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @Bye Felica: Thanks for the perspective. It’s good to know. Have never owned Big Al so I should catch up on his splits from past seasons.

          • knucks says:
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            @JakeTPE: Try to hold out for a while longer. You had to have drafted him pretty high. I am currently playing Khris over him in a UTIL slot. Though every time I bench Albert is when he does something. Frustrating, but we all know this feeling several times over, with plenty of these kinda guys. Just hope that you didn’t draft him as your only 1B because I am lucky enough to also have Rizzo to ease this burden. Good luck!

            • JakeTPE says:
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              @knucks: Thanks, man, you too! Too early to bail like you said. It’s good to get others’ perspectives. Big Al (#75) is in one of my UTIL spots with Au Shizz (#3) at 1B. HR to the Rizzo led me to the title last season so I know you’re enjoying that ride. I miss him.

              • ScottyB says:
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                @JakeTPE: I finally dropped Albert this week and keep watching for him to start killing the ball. Hoping the guy, Travis Shaw I picked up stays hitting.

                Time will tell!

                • JakeTPE says:
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                  @ScottyB: Seemingly can’t go wrong with any Red Sox players at the moment, judging by their just completed destruction of the A’s, so I don’t hate that. If your drop helps spur Pujols on, then on behalf of all Big Al owners, I thank you!

                  • Scott says:
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                    @JakeTPE: Chris Carter is picking up the slack on my Pujols team.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Mike: What are you asking? Would I drop him? No he hit 40 bombs last year.

      Would i explore trades? Definitely

      • knucks says:
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        @Bye Felica: I would assume that most of our leagues are pretty similar to mine, where he has ZERO trade value right now. Not even really worth poking around to be honest. Really gotta wait it out till at least June. If anyone has any space, Cron is looking like he could be starting up a bit, like Grey said.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike: Hold Albert, he will be fine, at least 30 homers, not so sure about the BA. You are not gonna find another 30 homer guy on waivers.

      • steviek says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Chris Carter is on waivers in alot of places MP. I kinda agree with the premise, just sayin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with BF

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    Points question: R.O.S. Belt ($1.56 mil.) v. Shaw ($1.00 mil.) ? Can throw in Trumbo($1.70 mil.), but that $1 mil. salary, if Shaw continues to play every day is so helpful for salary cap. $60 mil. salary cap, consisting of 18 hitters and 10 pitchers (6 s.p.’s/4 r.p.’s).
    Example of salaries;
    Rizzo-$3.02 mil/Goldy-$-3.26/Davis-2.84/Altuve-2.84/Odor-1.72/Arenado-2.72/Machado-2.33/Donaldson-2.90. You get the drift of hitters
    Starters: Sale-$2.95/Kershaw-$3.30 (Kershaw and Trout are the 2 most expensive )/Scherzer-3.22/Stras-2.50/ Arrieta-2.96/ Thor-1.73
    Shaw is probably over his skis for awhile, and k’s a ton and takes few walks, but it’s points, and b.avg., k’s don’t count and walks are 1 point. I guess Belt is the best comparison and he’s 1.56 mil.and he’s 35% owned by the top 100 (including myself) and Shaw is 10% owned by the top 100.
    Sorry for the lengthly question, but thought an explanation of the salaries would be of some help. Homer type production for less than Hosmer ‘s cost ($2.46 mil.) could be a huge help.
    Sadly, I added Matz and Smyly this week, and Matz could well be lost, and Smyly lost his 2 step, and stunk up the joint. Oh well, the vagaries of baseball.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @True and Correct: damn that’s confusing as a mofo! Lol
      Find a simpler league lmao

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @True and Correct: wow, I agree with Felicia there, fantasy baseball should be FUN, not a friggin algebra class from hell.

      • knucks says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Though math can be fun for some, I want zero part of that kinda league. Also, a couple extra ‘Enter/Return’ keys could help the way this reads. My head is spinning. I’m just gonna stick to the first line. And its def Belt > Shaw brutha regardless of the math.

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @True and Correct: I think Shaw is worth the risk and come w/ .5M savings. Belt is the safer option, but I would go Shaw if it were me.

  6. brycek says:
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    Justin Upton for Scherzer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brycek: It’s fair, depends on needs

  7. Scuba Steve says:
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    Not sure if you were joking, but Scherzer was at 77 pitches through 6 innings.

  8. Paradise paved says:
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    7 by 7 league with tb, obp, k/walk ratio, and holds

    I have Gomez as a 2nd bench bat and a pitching staff of
    Cole, matz, walker, Ventura, smyly, Hendricks, Joe Ross, And carassco
    Rp – Robertson, f. Rodriguez, Joe smith, and o’day

    I’m losing pretty much every pitching category this week .

    Do I let Ventura, Gomez, or smith go to stream ? Karns, gray, finnegan are available

    Thanks

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    NL Only 5×5 got Iglesis on the DL, and thinking maybe its time to drop Nicasio next week,
    (once a week waivers – wednesdays)
    Wire is holding —-Stripling , S Miller , Kazmir, Verrett , Z Wheeler ————and a plethoria of end of rotation SPs not even worthy of listing —————–I own Matz , and know Wheeler aint due till July (maybe) ———————no bench, but can stack the DL once player sits on your active roster for a week ———————— kinda like to be in position to grab one of the Pirates upcoming stud arms, but that would mean i have to be in last place too do so – —————–everytime I talk about dumping nicasio, he pitches a dandy ———————————-(A)–take a chance, or hold ? ———————————————-(B)–and your thoughts on the Giants fixing the 4-5 slots of their rotation ? ——————————————————————–(C ) What you think the money line was on the Friars sweeping the twinbill vs the Northsiders? —and (D) “there is no (D)” -unquote , but , if there was , only a desperate Owner would consider anything out of Cincy’s bullpen –come on man —————– thanks for your time Brah – DB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dusty Baker: A) I’d check next Tuesday, prolly hold B) Peavy and Cain have seen better days C) Ha, no idea, I don’t gamble D) True

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    I’ll take that in-no-way-enforceable small Freeman bet.

  11. Muskysmell says:
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    Called it a couple days ago, but here seems to be more confirmation from the pirates GM on twitter:
    “FYI, on GM Neal H’s Sunday radio show, he indicated that Taillon will likely be up before Glasnow.”

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Muskysmell: link please

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Muskysmell: It’s all about money & team control with small market teams and if they value Tallion long term he won’t be up before Glasnow. I’ve looked all over the net and found nothing that supports what you’re saying.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Bye Felica: LOL, great detective work..Neither will be up before the super two thing..

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: it depends on a number of things. Like Locke sucking more than currently, how far they fall behind the Cubs, etc. I can’t see a scenario where Tallion comes before Glasnow but i could be wrong. Never know for sure, it’s all speculative.

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Bye Felica: our own prospect guy Dr Lifschitz has been saying taillon before glasnow for maybe a month now.

    • Shill Team 6 says:
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      @Muskysmell: Tailion had a two year layoff. Doubt he gets many innings. Like not enough to matter.

  12. DutchDaulton10 says:
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    Grey, great write-up as usual!
    10 team H2H points, need SP
    Trade Braun for DeGrom?? Im deep in OF (Springer, Better, Blackmon, Polanco, Braun).
    Still conflicted/worried about DeGrom, though he had “mechanical flaws” last season and his velocity has bee somewhat on the rise recently. Pull the trigger? Thanks.

    • DutchDaulton10 says:
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      @DutchDaulton10: BETTS. Damn autocorrect.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @DutchDaulton10:
      Questions:

      how many of those OF’s do you start?

      Do you need an SP?

      Don’t trade just to make a trade. OF depth is nice to have, especially with Spinger likely to head to the DL at least once this season.

      • DutchDaulton10 says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: start 3 OFs and 1 utility..Polanco is usually the odd man out..my offense is pretty stacked so I’m not concerned about that..SPers are G Cole, Tanaka, Aaron Sanchez, Joe/Tyson Ross, Kennedy, Conley, Wright and Glasnow..Cole/Tanaka are entrenched, but have been streaming 2 start pitchers to fill out the rotation.

        It’s a pitching heavy league..I’m in 1st as of now, but this rotation has a lot of question marks as does Degrom.

        Thanks man

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @DutchDaulton10: Looks like you could use the SP, can you get another SP than DeGrom? I am worried about him as well..

          • DutchDaulton10 says:
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            @Malicious Phenoms: trades aren’t too common in this league, which is why I picked up Glasnow and hope he hits the ground running..might have to bite the bullet and get DeGrom and hope it really is just a mechanical issue and he rights the ship..Thanks MP

  13. Tony C says:
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    In a 10 Team H2H league would you drop justin Upton for Tomas, Ozuna, Joc P or Grichuk?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Tony C: Tony C, keep J-Up, just a matter of time before dude starts to hit..

    • Tony C says:
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      One other consideration is that this is an OBP league that counts BBs too. Joc looks attractive in this format.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Tony C: You have any body else you cud cut for Joc?

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: I think it said he was in from SD? @Tony C: Tony C, can you please do us all a favor and either BE the closer or NOT! I want my FAAB back that I spent on your upside

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who’s in San Diego?

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: My b, that guy with the Bart tat, was for another Comment that I guess I never clicked post! Not sure if Carmen has finally settled down or not either.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Won’t ever settle down

              • knucks says:
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                @Grey: She was last spotted on the Oregon Trail…

                Q: How do you get from SD to Eugene?
                A: Go North until you smell shit, then west until you step in it!

                • Grey

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                  That sounds like how you get Archer on your team too

  14. JakeTPE says:
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    Matz! Why can’t we have nice things, Grey?

    If his forearm is sore can’t he just like rub it? Or get Bartolo to rub it?

    Great recap as always. Happy getaway day.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @JakeTPE: Dr. Andrew’s office please hold

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Bye Felica: Dr Andrews just said to his secretary, “get Matz on the phone, have you seen the new Jags?”

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Bye Felica: But it’s just forearm soreness!! Quick! Hang up that phone and hide under the bed in case they star sixty-nine us!!

        • knucks says:
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          @JakeTPE: Did anyone read that stuff about a precautionary MRI on Thor’s elbow that Terry mentioned yet? Was two weeks ago. But scared the shizz out of me this morning. Sounds like nothing at all. Def didn’t affect his swing.

          • JakeTPE says:
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            @knucks: Precautionary MRIs for everyone! Hopefully it’s nothing with Matz and they probably want to skip a turn here and there this season. I’ll just pretend this is one of those times. Thor brought the hammer down last night, holy hell!

            • Bye Felica says:
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              @JakeTPE: i don’t think Noah will be bunting anymore after belting 2 400 foot bombs last night lol

              • knucks says:
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                @steviek: @Bye Felica: hah yea I wonder what that sign Terry gave was on the pull back for the second strike. Could not possibly have been “bluff bunt here then swing away!”

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @Bye Felica: when was the last time an SP hit two homers inn the same game?

                • knucks says:
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                  @Malicious Phenoms: not the same game per say, but gotta assume the other night with Bart. One in the game and one when he got home, if ya know what i mean.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Great questions! Thanks!

  15. Bye Felica says:
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    My offensive stats for this week so far in H2H

    26R 12HR 37Rbi’s 3 steals Avg .356

    JBJ, FRAZIER, MACHO, AND CAIN are carrying me!!!!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bye Felica: NICE! I also have Frazier and Cain..

  16. Timmer says:
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    the torture of a mediocre pitcher! I have Iwakuma, should I drop him for Ian Kennedy? Are we trusting Kennedy now all of a sudden?

  17. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Drop Werth for any of these guys?
    Moss
    Saunders
    Pearce
    Garcia
    Dietrich

  18. Wacha wacha says:
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    Morning Grey

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

    Price for JD
    Salazar for price
    Kennedy for R hill

  19. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Fab write-up! No holds barred! Like that Eveready commerical from the 70s! I dare to you knock this battery off my shoulder. Go ahead! I dare you …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr-oLQgvcuk……

    a. I still have Kipnis rostered. Haven’t moved him once, much to the joy of my league mates in that 12-team mixed RCL. In my defense, I didn’t select him it was an autobot SNAFU. What you said last year about Kipnis (i.e., he only offers help in BA, for everything else he is a negative) – no HRs, no steals, meh counting stats but the CLE lineup is really dilapidated so far and hasn’t quite gelled. It’s like an episode of the Addams Family – lots of star attraction, everyone trying to outweird everyone else, but no one REALLY wanting to work as a team except maybe Gomez when a social worker tries to enter the property.

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 12)

    Tripp: ‘It’s the key to the penthouse suite. Or as we call it, the primary crime scene.’
    Horatio: ‘Mr. Seabourn, (queue the sunglasses) you are about to lose your five-star status.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ante GALIC: LOL, love the calculator and cassette player from the ad, great stuff Ante!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Haha A. Yeah, hopefully he comes around, has been painful B. Nice!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        In that league, the autobot also selected Sanotebook, Gonzo (E-gad, u talk about diminishing returns, that’s Gonzo), and Kipnis on the negative side but MadBum and Lester have been (surprisingly!) positive. Signed up JBJ just before he hit the last 4 HRs and 12 RBIs in 2 games so in-season moves are important. My biggest mistake was punting saves in the draft. You gotta take something. Saves are really hard to come by, hopefully something comes my way. If not, as they say in Guam, there’s always next year.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They say that in Guam or Guatemala? I confuse them

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            Ha. It’s only said in fantasy baseball. What do you think of this trade? Don’t laugh right away.

            a. I give Sano and Gonzo; I get Liriano.

            b. Who would you pick up for a batty call this evening?

            1. Marwin Gonzalez versus Price @ Boston.
            2. Howard (who eats RHPs) versus Blair at Atlanta
            3. Fatt Adamas versus Weaver at LAA.
            4. Wallace (who’s been hot, don’t remind me, and a lefty batter) versus Jimmy Nelson at MIL.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              Yeah, trade’s terrible…. Howard

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Grey!

                a. Gonzo is worse then the trade itself. I can’t stand seeing him on my bench. I thought he was a first-half player, not first two weeks player.

                b. Gee, man Choi was DFA’d by LAA when they signed Jhoulys. He might not clear waivers. The plot thickens for Gee-man, Choi and his abysmal BAA.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

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                  A. I don’t like him either, but bleh B. Haha

  20. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP h2h limited season moves

    1) Trade Aaron Sanchez for Boxberger and Moore?

    2) Currently have Mazara as my only bench bat. Are any of these waiver options an obvious upgrade or should I hold with Mazara:

    Zobrist, Carter, Castellanos, Vmart, Myers, Duda, Odubel, Reddick, Shaw, Drury, Tomas, Dickerson, Park, Krush, Rasmus (Yes I know #shallowleagueproblems)

    3) Interesting fact…despite being one of the lower scoring teams,the Rays actually are 6th in the majors with 44 home runs, only 5 back from the MLB leading Mets. They do however lead MLB in highest percentage of solo home runs. Point being, with a little more luck, Rays could really become a tough match up sooner than later.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Zobrist has been on a tear the last week and half

    • Moneyball says:
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      You need to find some more friends for your 4 team league.
      How is Castellanos not owned? Seriously.
      Also, Castellanos.

  21. VinWins

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    Math is never impossible! 2/11 = .182. Cecil Cooper was 2 for 11 in a game in 1984.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @VinWins: I hate math!

  22. Jeff says:
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    Hey there –

    Thanks for the great help!

    I have Teixeira and, well, he’s doing little – and this neck spasm thing might be a sign. Thoughts on dropping him? Here are some players available in my league at CI: J Turner, Bour, Moreland, Napoli, Pearce, Dae Ho Lee. Drop Tex for any of these? Stats: HR, RBI, R, OBP, SLG, SBN.

    Thanks, as always.
    Jeff

      • Jeff says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

      • knucks says:
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        @Fungazi: yea not a chance… though I would assume it could become possible in like ’18 or ’19 if they can’t get anything long term done before he hits the market

  23. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Are we still thinking Buxton will be a stud once he figures out how to hit MLB pitching or will he wind up just another quad A player?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms:

      MLB never gives up on talent – even if it doesn’t click over the next couple of years, he’ll still be getting shots to perform 4-5 years from now. I wouldn’t hold him for this year though. Maybe in a keeper where you have dedicated minor league spots or NA spots? Else, I’d cut bait.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Hawk: I am thinking of trading for Buxton inn my dynasty , 13 minor spots,, keep forever..Just wanted to get others opinions..thanks Hawk.

  24. J says:
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    Heyo,

    Chen over Gausman/Rodon?

    Mazara or Krush?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Over Rodon, Maz

  25. VinWins

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    Though ESPN took a while to realize it, Donaldson also had 1 SB yesterday!

  26. TacktheKack says:
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    Which 2 starter next week?
    Chen (@ Phil, vs Wash)
    Happ (vs TB, @ Minn)

  27. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Should we start a Prayer Octagon for Matz?

    Also, poor old Joe, that was gut wrenching. And Probst had to keep pointing out the irony of the situation. Over and over again he kept repeating, “Isn’t it ironic you won the reward challenge, ate too much, and now you can’t pee and you have to leave the game?” Talk about salt in the wound/bladder. Have some tact, Jeff!

    All that being said, next week is going to be intense. Cydney vs Aubry!

      • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, it will come down to who Cydney’s wants to align with. Unless Aubry somehow swings Michele and they take Cydney out, which seems like the best move for Aubrey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tai can’t win, I wish he could though!

          • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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            @Grey: I know! Jason and Scott have probably poisoned the rest of the jury to select anyone but Tai. Also, as you mentioned previously, Tai cannot stage any sort of argument or defense of his game at all. That is just not in his wheelhouse.

            • Grey

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              Exactly, the nice thing is I don’t see any way he doesn’t win the $100,000 fan favorite

  28. mrbaseball says:
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    Keeper League Trade – I own Stepehen Wright – I been offer Betances

    would you do the trade ? Do you like Wright going forward

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @mrbaseball: Betances

    • mrbaseball says:
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      2 points here – Wright gives you what most starting pitchers don’t WINS
      and I think there is a chance that Betances could be traded to closer
      one ore thing -how much does it hurt Betances moving to the 7th inninng

      • mrbaseball says:
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        Bye Felica – not sure who you are man – just handing out advice or Grey had too much to drink and you are filling in

        • knucks says:
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          @mrbaseball: though I’m sure the ‘you’ was meant towards grey… I go with BF and Betances there every time. Feel free to ignore everything we say.

          • knucks says:
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            @knucks: But also, is either guy someone you would actually keep? Gotta think so if your asking the Q. Is it a dynasty or a keep 5 guys kinda situation?

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @mrbaseball: I’m just a guy who comes here to read the vlog like you. I’m giving my opinion. You dont have to listen to me. heck sometimes I ignore myself . I definitely ignore JEF (with one F) & Malicious Phenom HAHAHA

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Bye Felica: HEY!! LOL

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @mrbaseball: I’m just telling you who I rather own. You can own whoever you want but I’m warning you Wright had a +5 FIP last year. Fenway isn’t a forgiving place to pitch. He’s not that good of a pitcher.

        • mrbaseball says:
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          Thankd for help guys and I was joking about grey

          • knucks says:
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            @mrbaseball: No thank you mr bb! for everything you’ve done for the game (as well as comedy through song?) hah had a pretty good feeling you were joshin around. Still curious about the structure of the keeper league by the way, i think it would help get the best out of Grey’s answer in an hour or so.

            • mrbaseball says:
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              I ended up with a ton of starting pitching injuries – 2 are coming back this week – dump my holds to get starting pitcher help – one of them was Wright and someday maybe today I can start fixing my holds

              • mrbaseball says:
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                Salvador Pérez KC – C
                Lucas Duda NYM – 1B
                Jonathan Schoop Bal – 2B
                Matt Duffy SF – 2B,3B
                Ketel Marte Sea – SS
                Yoenis Céspedes NYM – LF,CF
                Brandon Belt SF – 1B,LF
                George Springer Hou – CF,RF
                Ryan Zimmerman Was – 1B
                Delino DeShields Tex – LF,CF

                José Quintana CWS – SP
                Kevin Gausman Bal – SP,RP
                Lance McCullers Hou – SP
                Eduardo Rodríguez Bos – SP
                Raisel Iglesias Cin – SP
                Juan Nicasio Pit – SP,RP
                Steven Wright Bos – SP,RP
                Rich Hill Oak – SP
                Michael Fulmer Det – SP
                Tyler Chatwood Col – SP,RP

                Player NoteClay Buchholz Bos – SP
                Robert Stephenson Cin – SP NA

                PLUS 2 STREAMS THAT SUCK AT STARTING PITCHER

                KEEP 10 16 TEAMS

      • mrbaseball says:
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        thank you Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          you’re welcome, mrbaseball

          • Vegans says:
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            @Grey: maybe it’s the black and white, but Tom Selleck sure looks old now… especially with the beard.

            • Grey

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              Yeah I’m a young Selleck

  29. Scooter G says:
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    Need to drop 1 in 10 team obp league. They are all bench bats or utility players so in a vacuum who do you drop? T Turner, oduebel, C Santana, shaw.

    Thanks

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Scooter G: Santana

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Scooter G: Shaw. That guy’s got some pretty unsustainable peripherals.

  30. chris says:
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    i have beltre and murhpy, in a 10 team h2h points league. who do you think will be better ROS?

    • chris says:
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      @chris: SON says Beltre do you agree?

  31. 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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    Todd and Thor for Manny. Which side?

    10-team H2H 7×7 (TB, OPS, L’s, QS)

  32. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning, bud.
    Why did i have to be playing against Scherzer this week? He’s been bleh all year, and now this. Ridiculous.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Don’t feel bad i played the team that owned Zobrist and Brandon Phillips last week. I feel your pain bcuz i own Harper and the pussy cubs walked Harper every ab so i lost almost every batting category

    • Grey

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      @Phil of the Future: I hear ya, on the team I have him his start didn’t even matter my pitching is so insane for NL-Only

  33. Mike says:
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    someone dropped Pulojs in my 12 team h2h. Do I let go of Carter for him?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Mike: Yes, I would without seeing your team for other options to drop for him.

      • Mike says:
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        @Bye Felica: On the pitching side I could probably drop Rodon, but I’d rather not. League is a little on the shallow side, with only one utility spot, so rostering too many hitters makes less sense…

    • Grey

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      @Mike: Lose Carter

  34. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Great write-up, thanks for the great content daily.

    I’m in a 15 team Roto keeper – I have Story as a late round ref so looking to move Tulo for a closer. I’ve been offered Gregerson/Giles which I think I like. My team is pretty solid so having a tough time with who to drop – top choices are Carlos Gomez or Volquez.

    I feel like Gomez is done but dropping him might be extreme – thoughts?

    Thanks!

  35. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Great write-up, thanks for the great content daily.

    I’m in a 15 team Roto keeper – I have Story as a late round ref so looking to move Tulo for a closer. I’ve been offered Gregerson/Giles which I think I like. My team is pretty solid so having a tough time with who to drop – top choices are Carlos Gomez or Volquez.

    I feel like Gomez is done but dropping him might be extreme – thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @JimmyJackJames: I think you should be able to do better for Tulo. His name value is higher than Giles/Gregerson. Id hold and explore better trade options that’s my opinion

  36. Alexadner seber says:
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    10 team, mixed, dynasty, points league with deep rosters.

    Pretty standard scoring.

    Got offered My Tyson Ross for his Odorizzi.

    Am I missing something here? Seems like a no brainer for me, especially given Ross’ shoulder issues.

  37. Landisimo3 says:
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    Great write up Grey!

    I can use some offense as mine is underachieving so far and I’m very deep at SP…

    I have been offered his JD Martinez and Moustakas for my Kluber….

    I’m torn.. Your thoughts? Thanks in advance!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Landisimo3: Sounds like you need a push? Take JD and enjoy the dongs this summer. He has hit over 60 in the last 2 seasons so it’s not really a question of IF… it’s when, and the dongs will be raining soon!

  38. Scott says:
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    Funny story (not funny). I streamed Eickhoff and Chacin in one league yesterday (desperate, I know). Found out Chacin got traded after waiver lock. Wishing the Phillies had traded Eickhoff and Chacin got the start instead.

  39. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Please pick two of these outfielders ROS for H2H 5×5 keeper league:

    Mazara, Reddick, Herrera, Pederson, Dickerson, Kh. Davis, Ozuna, Rasmus, Pillar, Rajai

    I’m interested to see the responses. Many thanks!

  40. Scott says:
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    Eickhoff in an NL-only league. Tempted to drop him for Colon. Do it?

  41. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    Sup Grey!

    Tough break for Eickhoff last night. You can lead a horse to water but the sea was angry that day, my friend!

    How we feeling about Chris Young vs. Keuchel tonight? He’s hitting LHP well (.381 avg) and the Sox lineup is en fuego right now.

  42. Warren says:
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    Any Cleveland fans here? Grey, what’s your read on Kluber? A good buy low candidate? Peripherals look ok, his velocity is ramping up (looks similar to last several years). Super low LOB%. He’s often a slow starter.

    I have surplus bats and ok pitching. League-mate offered Kluber for Donaldson which is an easy no. He’s willing to move Klubot though, so maybe L. Cain ish for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: I think he’s gonna be fine, his stuff is still way above where his stats currently are…Cain is a fair trade, push

  43. G-OZ says:
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    Should I cut Pineda or Jimmy Nelson and pickup Glasnow with the hopes that is brought up in the next month or so?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @G-OZ: i grabbed Glas in a couple of H2H leagues. I’m holding him. But im also 35-15 & 28-22 in both.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @G-OZ: I’d drop Pineda for Glasnow, now..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G-OZ: Sounds like Taillon is first up

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Dude, that’s just NASTY!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: why did i click on this…. smh

      • knucks says:
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        @Bye Felica: better yet… why did i scroll to the bottom of it?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @knucks: The last girl is actually kind of attractive. I thought to myself, “this girl thinks she can do whatever she wants”….I guess she can.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Correction #13 not the last one, though she’s not bad for a freckly ginger with pithair…..hehe

            • knucks says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: TBH I just wanna know where all the cowboys have gone. Also, not the focus here but i see some nippy in #15

  44. Taco Salad All day says:
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    I have Jeanmar and Rodney. I’ve been farting rainbows for about three weeks now.

    Secondly, what do think of my JZimm/Heyward for Thor & Ozuna?

  45. maxim says:
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    Don’t understand the Lawrie blurb. Are you saying you’re not much of a fan? His 2B/3B elig is nice, but yeah I don’t think anyone is expecting stardom.

    • knucks says:
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      @maxim: Grey has def been a fan. For 2B on the Season to Date for 12 team Yahoo PR… he is at $11.4, just below Walker, but above Kipnis/LeMahieu/Forsythe/Duffy/etc. Those are guys that the average fantasy player prob has been valuing higher than Lawrie so far. At least that’s how I’m understanding the blurb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @maxim: Prolly too much of a fan, he hasn’t been as good as I thought

  46. Clint says:
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    Okay guys. I avoid taking up the comments with ‘look at my team’ posts but the Kershaw owner has approached me in my 12 team roto keeper league (keep 8 but the commish is talking going down to 5 next year; no time limits on keepers) so I need guidance. Currently in/out of 1st place almost daily this year & won it last year going away. Here’s my crew:

    C: Ramos
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Lawrie
    SS: Machado
    OF: Betts, JD Mart, Harper
    Util: Joc, DeShields
    Bench bats: Domingo, Castro, Ozuna, Khris
    Prospects: Buxton, Trea Turner
    SP: Strasburg, Price
    RP: Wade, K-Rod
    P: Cishek, Jepsen, Joe Smith, Berrios
    Bench arms: Kluber, Smyly, Yo-Va, Kennedy
    DL: Ryu, Wheeler

    I’m sinking slowly in ERA/WHIP so I think Kershaw and/or positive regression could fix me. Kershaw’s owner’s in 9th place & getting antsy to do something. He suggested Machado for him as a starting point or some combo of multiple players. Should I do it and if so, who’s acceptable to offer him? Even if we dropped to 5 keepers next year, Kershaw/Harper/Buxton & a pair of others sounds really good, doesn’t it?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Clint: i think you’ll regret trading Macho on yahoo with SS eligibility. I guess he has it on espn now too? I don’t like it.
      My 5 keepers would be Rizzo,Betts, Macho,Harper, Strasburg.

      • Clint says:
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        @Bye Felica:
        I could see that. I wasn’t too sure about Machado for Kershaw despite Eric Karabell saying he just did that deal himself. Thought maybe I could do a Price/JDM & a maybe a throw-in if he’s getting desperate? But that made me wonder if I’ll lose ground in power in the process.

        • Bye Felica says:
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          Id look for cheaper pitching

    • Another Dan says:
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      @Clint:

      Questions I would be asking the commish about the league structure
      A) when do we know how many keepers we’ll be able to keep?
      B) can we do trades in the off season or before selecting keepers next year?
      C) There is no ‘C’
      D) Can we trade draft picks?

      This might give you the potential to pair up a couple of decent players for an upgraded keeper (if the numbers looks to be coming down) without jeopardising this season. If the number of keepers is reduced you are going to be throwing back some good players. almost certainly better players than others are keeping.

      • Clint says:
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        @Another Dan:
        Sadly, I’m dealing w/a wishy washy commish who’s obsessive about ‘competitive balance’ in the league. He announced the 8 keepers for this year & literally less than a month into 2016 was complaining about the balance & saying we likely would go down next year. None of the mid to lower teams have complained but, as you can see, I’ve built a nice team & almost won it 3 years in a row thanks to Razzball. My suggestion was to hold off, increase prospect spots first, carry all of THEM over, & THEN drop keepers in 2018 to 5 which he seemed to like so I guess it depends on how itchy his trigger finger is at the end of this year.

        Regarding the trades, we can already do offseason deals but draft picks haven’t really been brought up except when valuing keeper choices which we used last year but he silently snuck away from this season & just assigned all players 1-8 rd grades.

        As far as the Kershaw deal does, I agree w/what you guys are suggesting. It is pricey. But trades have fallen off in this league a lot (been shopping Price for other younger buy-lows to no avail) so I may just have to await positive regression & hope ERA & WHIP balance out by season’s end.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Agree with BF

  47. Metlgod says:
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    Should I give up Belt for Kluber I have Chris Davis and my best pitchers are Cueto Carrasco Smyly and k czar ? I know it’s probably a no-brainer just seems like too many Indians Lol
    Thanks Grey and anyone in advance!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Metlgod: It’s like Pokémon with Indians … Gotta catch em ALL!!!!

      Hahaha!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Metlgod: You don’t need another top pitcher, trade is fair

  48. farcus says:
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    Yeah! I mean how’s Harper supposed to keep the umpire in line if he can’t give him some nice verbal abuse every now and then?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @farcus: Must keep em in check

  49. tyler says:
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    Grey! Thanks for the write up as always! Any chance we get to hear from Ted this year? Maybe a quick buy or sell if he isn’t hung over from being out with his friends?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tyler: Yeah, I need to do one for tomorrow’s Buy, good call

      • tyler says:
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        @Grey: nice! Look forward to all of Ted’s wisdom.

  50. Need pitching says:
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    Who should be picked up and in what order
    Pomeranz, Bauer, Corbin, Maena, Eickhoff or hold spot for Tollison

  51. Count de Monetball says:
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    Who do you like more ROS? Wil Myers or Adam Jones?

  52. Bye Felica says:
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    Scherzer threw 96 strikes last night

    Ridiculous…. hope you guys bought low before last night.

  53. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Is JBJ really a hot schmotato? Since being recalled last summer in 83 games he’s hitting .306 with 48 xbh’s, 15 homers, and 67 rbi’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Being homer is a bad look…With that said, if you believe why is he on my team?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I drafted him and needed to stream, so he got dropped.

        I mean call me a homer (I’m not). The numbers are great. It’s not like I’m trying to say something like trade for Pedroia or Clay Buchholz isn’t so bad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll trade you JBJ for Mazara… Make the deal happen and this will all be water under the bridge

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: I can’t, pride and all that stuff

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t let pride get in the way of you pulling one of the best trades ever

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: HA! I want you to suffer through Delino while Mazara goes bonkers all summer.

                I’ll trade you Billy Hamilton

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hamilton for JBJ? Offer it

                  • Quimmy says:
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                    @Grey: did this trade happen? I need to know!!!!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Quimmy: Oh it’s happening

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Grey: Done!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Ralph Lifshitz: I’m waiting……

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      For what? Me to offer? I’m not home

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Ralph Lifshitz: it’s been offered

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay I’ll get it when I get home

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Ralph Lifshitz: I suppose that’s acceptable

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, that wasn’t acceptable… Eff Hamilton and the musical about his life

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I don’t want that young brother… You can drop him and grab Bradley after I drop him…

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Ralph Lifshitz: I haven’t been lead on this bad since that cheerleader in high school that used to sit on my lap and smoke all my pot.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks for the reefer, Ralph! Surprised you didn’t grab Moya, you waiting for me to trade him to you?

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Ralph Lifshitz: Nah I wasn’t that interested in Moya to be honest

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Why?

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Ralph Lifshitz: Is he really going to give you much more than a regular batty call?

  54. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey, Lawrie or Kang for my MI slot?

    Preseason rankings look like you placed Lawrie over Kang, but it was tough to find a like-for-like comparison..

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jaymz: Lawrie, pretty fair at this point

  55. Delino Dewitch & Dewardrobe says:
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    Machado just got SS eligibility, making my Lindor droppable for a 3b…drop Lindor for Tomas or Drury?

  56. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey hey, Grey,

    Still trying to sort out my SP shituation and want to pick up Pomeranz and possibly. Considering kicking Nicasio or Rodon to the curb. Thoughts?

    Also, for bench/util bats, I am trying to decide which two to roster between K. Marte, Hasn’t Done DeShizz, and Drury (who still just feels like Chris Shelton to me).

    Love yas!!!

  57. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    “Emanuelle” staring Webster Schlong! Hahahaha! That’s GOLD, Grey! GOLD!!

    Man, being fourteen, having Cinemax and with Monique Gabrielle in all her youth as one of many Emanuelles…the 80’s were awesome!!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse: the wooden colored cable box with the padlock cut off the back of the cable box, unlocks the Spice & Playboy channels hahaha

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Bye Felica: If I had known about that I would have never left the house at 14. Hell, those high-numbered scrambled channels where you could hear everything and see a boob every now and again through all the color and squiggles nearly made me lose my mind.

  58. a bag of sand says:
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    Kluber or Salazar ROS
    standard roto
    thx

  59. Rufus Xavier Sasparilla says:
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    Grey-
    What would you give to get Matt Harvey in a dynasty league? He wants some bat. Dickerson straight up? Other options include Adam Jones and Souza Jr. Could also add in Manny Margot to an offer. Thanks!

      • Rufus Xavier Sasparilla says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I’ll try it. I’m more than a little worried about Harvey, but it’s probably still worth it if he regresses a bit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 55 h2h
    drop pineda to pick up any of these guys?
    Trevor Bauer
    Robbie Ray
    Nick Tropeano
    Tyler Wilson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: Oy, play matchups, Bauer’s next

  61. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you drop any of these guys for Pujols or Bruce:

    Franco
    Piscotty
    Segura

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

    • Rufus Xavier Sasparilla says:
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      @Wilsonian: Maybe Segura depending on needs, but otherwise, I wouldn’t.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: that’s crazy – that’s kind of what I was thinking but wasn’t sure if I was just insane. Seems like the mighty have fallen pretty hard. How’s that contract working out for the Angels?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

  62. Adam says:
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    Last week traded J Zimmerman and Felix H for
    JD Mart and Springer
    Do u agree?
    Then picked up off waivers Nola,Gausman,and Roark
    Have Darvish on DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: You know I do

  63. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I know we all expect JUpton to return to form eventually . . . but in a 10 team H2H league, OBP (so those Ks and no walks really hurt), would you drop him or keep holding/letting him ride the bench until heating up?

    There are only 3 OF spots + a UTL in this league and my starting OFs are [amazingly] Trout, Springer, Bryant and Votto typically sits in my UTL. I really don’t like carrying many bench bats in this format (I prefer to stock up on pitching/streamers). I’ve tried like crazy to shop JUpton, to no avail whatsoever.

    Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: in the AL for the first time. I know that really doesn’t matter all that much. he should get it going sooner or later. Saw Moya got called up but its not like he is gonna start stealing PT. Yet.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Yeah, if I did drop, I’m sure he would then hi 8 HR in two weeks. I’ll hold as I’ve been doing and hope he gets hot. In the meantime, seeing if I can convince the Price owner to flip him to me in a 1:1 (I have a much bigger need for pitching).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. Doughboy says:
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    Time to trade Matz? Would you do Matz and Joc for J Dong and Cmart?

  65. RBGLade says:
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    Im ready to drop Deshields ( not complaining, your wonderful insight landed me Castellanos in multiple leagues ) …My question is…should I drop him for Cron ? for Hicks ? and if answer is yes to both which is preferable???

  66. Wilson says:
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    Hesitate to keep stashing AJ Reed who seems injury.
    Should I drop him or shahs him? Thanks

    • knucks says:
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      @Wilson: Dpopr him

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @knucks: LMAO! I see what you did there…

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        It’s my bench bat. But I don’t want to keep too long without contribution.
        However, I need power. So I’m hesitate…

        Should I keep him for a while?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can lose him

  67. Jedimasters says:
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    Grey I’m thinking of adding some pitchers incase this Matz situation escalates. 10 team points league where pitchers rule. Example, 50 points per win. Please rank your top 3 from these waiver SPs:

    Chen
    Baur
    S. Wright (Boston)
    Nola
    E. Rodriguez

  68. PHIL says:
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    Are you still not liking Nick Tropeano as someone to pick up and start each week?

    • knucks says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I saw this last night, but without the story/context. Thought the guy was just the most dedicated fan in the entire army. That said, did it have to be such a gigantic tat? The answer is almost certainly yes. How else do you fit that guy on someones arm.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: If he hits one tonight…You, Stevenz and Royce should get matching ones.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, maybe not, but I would love a picture with the guy that got this one….My guess is he lives on the south shore of Long Island and works at a place his dad owns

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ha most likely

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Actually the article says he lives in San Diego now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh! I just looked at the pic… Maybe it’s royce!

  69. Doughboy says:
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    Is it time to trade Matz now? Would you do Matz and Joc for Cmart and J. Dong?
    Thanks

  70. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 6×6 OBP no Hr. Sub total bases and walks

    Starlin marte/smyly for lorenzo cain/Strasburg

    Starlin marte / smyly for chris davis/hamels

  71. Joel says:
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    Would you trade Strasburg, Springer and Correra for Scherzer, Betts and Castallanos? With Machado gaining SS I have some flexability.

  72. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Grey you’ve been on fire the past couple days!

    Dropping Manaea to help my Utility (Heyward, Choo, Marte)… ROS Villar, Saunders or Dickerson? Lean Saunders because of his OBP/SLG.

    12 team OPS & SLG.

  73. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Porcello, Colon, Hendricks… Pick 2 Thanks!

  74. a bag of sand says:
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    pls rank for h2h pts league for util spot:
    c carter
    m franco
    t shaw
    ozuna
    k davis
    melky

    thx

  75. SteveNZ says:
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    I was there! Not sure what I liked better – Syndergaard’s two home runs or the guy that I saw that had his entire head painted like a baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: JFOH painted his head like a baseball?!

  76. Bwyce Hawpo says:
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    12 team keeper 6×6 w/ QS. Need to drop someone with McCullers coming off the DL. Pithers are…
    Harvey, J-Fer, C-Mart, Taijuan, Nola, Joe Ross, Severino, Urias, Papelbon, K-Rod, Betances, Colome.
    Any recommendations??

  77. Jason Morgan says:
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    Who do you want for the rest of the season? Justin Upton or Jackie Bradley Jr?

  78. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Prince choir link…….Chills. Good chills.

  79. Eng says:
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    Grey, how good do you think Buxton can be? A perennial 20/40 guy hitting .290? A 25/50 .300 guy? Or is he a 15/25 .260 hype flame? You nailed Arenado, similar with Bux…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Closer to 15/25/.260

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: Would that be Buxton in his prime? I was thinking way better numbers than that for a #1 prospect.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be better, he’s very young, can develop more power

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Has likely more speed too, maybe even hit .290, wide range of possibilities still

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! But same question as above. Is that your predictions for this season or his prime? I’m in a keeper league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prime for now, lots of variables

        • Eng says:
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          @Eng: hadn’t refreshed. Just seen updates. Thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

            • Malicious Phenoms says:
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              @Grey: Would you trade two SP’s for him, from Matt Moore, Yordano Ventura, Tyler Glasnow..Whichh 2 if yes. I was leaning towards the first 2. Or just hold the arms and see what happens with Buxton first.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Hold

                • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                  @Grey: thanks man

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    No worries

  80. Machado About Nothing says:
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    Pomeranz or Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  81. Fanthead says:
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    Grey of the Powerful Grey Matter: In a big roster, forever league, I have B. Lawrie & J. Lowrie backing up J. Altuve at 2nd. But nobody backing T. Frazier at 3rd.

    Does that mean I should trade B. Lawrie (and a future pick) for A. Rendon?

    I KNOW you KNOW the right answer. So I ask &…give thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  82. Mike says:
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    Great stuff as usual!

    Give us a winning batty call for today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I just grabbed Chris Young

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Mike: Aaron Hill has pretty good numbers vs Shields.

  83. Los Putos says:
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    JBJ!

    Last 3 games, 8/14, 4 Rs, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, 17 game hit streak

    Hitting from the 9 hole.

    Slow start to the season but the dude’s been on since end of last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Ralph said similar above

  84. brett says:
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    You starting McCullers Friday vs boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Los Putos says:
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      @brett: Am letting him sit. BOS just put up 100 runs (not really) on OAK and are dialed in at the moment.

  85. Wilson says:
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    With Machado has SS , I can move home to SS or MI.
    My 1B is Rizzo and CI is Pojuls. (Stashing Reed)
    I would like to trade for a 3B.

    Trade my Pojuls for Franco? Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  86. Fever Dog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5

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

    sp-strasburg, matz, shields, hill, pomeranz, nola, samardija, hammell
    rp-cishek, robertson, vizcaino, phelps
    dl-tyson ross
    n/a-glasnow

    Is Matz + Belt for Goldschmidt fair/doable and would you do it to get Goldschmidt? Who would you pick up to replace Matz?

    Pitchers available to replace Matz:

    Gausman
    Blanton
    Verrett
    Adam Warren
    Bartolo Colon
    Rubby
    AJ Griffin
    Matt Wisler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  87. Doughboy says:
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    Would you trade Joc and Matz for J.Dong and Cmart? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD side

  88. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Are you inclined to add Gausman over Pineda or Rodon ? I’ve got McCullers coming back and can’t stomach having both of these guys right now.

    Rest of the rotation: Strasburg, Salazar, Liriano, Pineda, Rodon, McCullers

    Thanks, homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Pineda

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks my dude!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. jonathan A says:
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    Anything to see with Stephan Moya?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bench bat? Bleh

  90. Schlitzy says:
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    Haha, just saw this random question in an Eno Sarris chat:

    Jorge
    12:26 What’s up with the feud between you and Grey from Razzball? Do you guys have some sort of storied past?
    Eno Sarris
    12:26 Feud? Has he written something recently? We just had beers this spring! I have no feud with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Eno’s good people, that’s ridiculous

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: Maybe it’s Salfino? He was fighting with Eno and Paul sporer yesterday on twitter. Salfino seems to get in disagreements with everyone.

        • knucks says:
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          @ashtray: Was just gonna say the same thing ashy. And I can only imagine Eno’s take on that beer you guys had. As analytical as his reports about Sonny’s arm? One of the only twitter follows that I actually care about. Well, and Tehol of course.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, yeah, that does seem to be true

  91. Matt says:
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    A couple questions here:
    1) Suarez or A. Russell?
    2) Rodney or Colome?
    3) Pick 2: Rodon, Eickhoff, Conley, Glasnow/Taillon, or Streamer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Eugenio 2) Rodney 3) Rodon, streamer

  92. True and Correct says:
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    Belt or Shaw, R.O.S. ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  93. Pu$$y Control says:
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    My pick of the day today. Boston at home vs a tired Astros club. David Price gets his groove back. Moneyline -137 Red Sox.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How’d it go yesterday? You won, right?

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Grey: winner winner chicken dinner

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Spicy Nashville chicken?

          • Pu$$y Control says:
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            @Grey: beyonce hot sauce chicken

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              All day, son!

  94. Caesar says:
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    Votto or Frazier ROS? Which is the better keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  95. DB says:
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    Adam Conley or Rubby ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conley

  96. Rusty says:
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    I have McCullers and Eduardo Rodriguez coming off the DL soon, which two SP do I lose?

    H2H points league.

    My Staff: Kluber, Joe Ross, Hammel, Hill, Liriano, Tanaka, Samardzija, Aaron Sanchez, Pomeranz, Gausmann, and Karns.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

      • Rusty says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Grey!

        Can you also rank Rodon, Gausman, and Estrada?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gaus, Rod

          • Rusty says:
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            @Grey: Awesome, thanks for the quick replies!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  97. Remis says:
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    Got offered Pomeranz for Rendon. Pull the trigger? 5×5 12 team mixed league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  98. mike says:
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    Whattup Grey, I’m in a league that uses Saves+Holds as a category, how do you feel about dropping Papelbon for one of David Phelps or Joel Peralta? They each have more holds while having far better ratios, including k/9, which is a stat in this league as well. Also, Papelbon is kind of a douche. Do you like Peralta or Phelps over him here?

    One more: Would you drop Carter for Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Phelps…Desmond

  99. Rich says:
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    How hard should I be pushing for Abreu as a buy low? Would Maikel Franco or Gregory Polanco be too much? Needs are pretty even across the board.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much, I’d take Abreu, sending Franco first

  100. Dynamite Dan says:
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    12 team mixed head to head

    Guy just offered me my Cishek and Familia for his deGrom and Souza.

    Am I clearly winning the deal like I think I am or is DeGroms drop in velocity and lack of Ks something to really worry about (I could target Kluber instead)

    Thanks!

  101. Charles says:
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    12 team Roto 6×6. Looking for power util bat with better counting stats to platoon with JUp until he gets going. Grichuk, K Davis, Beltan, Morales? Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  102. cubjet says:
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    I have Panik at 2B. Schoop and Aaron Hill are available. Would you go after either one? And if so which? Or just stick with Panik?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

      • cubjet says:
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        @Grey:
        Scooter Gennett is out there too and looks like he’ll be back tonight.
        Still Schoop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Scooter

  103. John says:
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    Any stream or 2 here you like

    Andriese v OAk GEE v ATL Duffey @CLE

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  104. abdoozy says:
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    I say this trade is kind of meh. What say you?
    ESPN 6×6 H2H w/QS, OPS.

    Castro, Kang, Joe Ross
    for
    Puig, Cabrera, Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  105. Rice says:
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    Next week:

    Rodon: vs Hou & vs KC

    or

    Happ: vs TB & @ Twins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  106. Brian says:
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    rebuilding team in 6×6 h2h dynasty with k/bb and qs. looking to move smyly to a contender while his value is at its apex. while i doubt he’d do it, would asking for moncada be underselling smyly? how about glasnow and one of jp/orlando arcia for smyly? he also has gallo who i have some interest in.
    thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it, Moncada, Arcia, Glasnow, that order

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: you saying just try to get one of those guys straight up for smyly?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  107. Basement Artie says:
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    Pick any two guys from the Sirius Fantasy Radio channel and tell me they don’t sound like the Sonic ‘Shake Aficionados.’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never listened except for the guy I’ve talked to while on his show, Holden

    • knucks says:
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      @Basement Artie: Def Agreed. The one guy sounds exactly like Andy from the Office, which I’ve told him but he did not find it funny. You get more good info from a weekly Razz pod than the everyday stuff they put out.

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @knucks: Haha! True. Lots of ‘could be, I don’t really know, time will tell, etc….’

        • knucks says:
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          @Basement Artie: Was okay with the amt of DFS talk and I completely understand it because it is a gigantic draw… but since we changed to waivers overnight instead of same day adds in my league, I really don’t care about the DFS talk anymore. Was helpful last year. But that’s what Rudy and his gadgets are for :)

          • Basement Artie says:
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            @knucks: Very true.

  108. JJ says:
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    Would you take Puig over C.Gomez in a keeper league? I know that its just one headache for another but at least its a younger headache.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  109. knucks says:
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    Anyone else have stake in Pedro from BALT tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had him until he didn’t play yesterday then dropped him

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Other leagues I had Pedro and dropped him yesterday like Grey did.

    • Scott says:
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      @knucks: Yes, in those leagues where I streamed Mark Reynolds, I dropped Mark for Pedro today.

      • knucks says:
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        @Scott: Well he is officially in the lineup batting 6th… so we are off to a good start!

        • Scott says:
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          @knucks: Excellent!

  110. Butteman says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Drop Eugenio Suarez for Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Butteman says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

  111. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Batty Call for tonight – I need BOMBS! Trust SON and go w/ Domingo? Gut is telling me to take Beltran..

    D. Santana vs. Shields – 15.1
    C. Young vs. Keuchel – 5.8
    C. Beltran vs. Kennedy – 0.1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have Young

      • Jackie Treehorn says:
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        I like him vs. the lefty but he’s a power outage so far.. maybe I’ll wait and see which way the winds are blowing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I also have Domingo on teams for today (though I’ve owned him all year)

          • Scott says:
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            @Grey: I dropped him when he was DTD, and he was still there yesterday when I picked him up again!

  112. Dynasty King says:
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    Yo G

    I know Price is struggling but is there any hope for him? Does not even have to be this year?

    Guy in my dynasty league wants to move him but I don’t want to trade for him and then realize it was just a headache.

    Good buy low or not worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s hope for Price, but I’m not in the business of trading for old aces in dynasty leagues

  113. Schoolboy P says:
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    Drop Schoop for Marte? – ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  114. Alex C says:
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    Grey- you really giving up on a hitter like Votto this early? First, even if it was mostly in a joking way, you should apologize to Votto for even comparing him to Bour in the same sentence. Also believe he’s clearly the better hitter over Frazier as well.

    This is a career .310 agv/950ops hitter, who hit .362 with an 1150 ops over 75 2nd half games last year. It’s way too small of a sample to think he won’t bounce back to top form again. Obviously has much more value in BB/OBP/OPS leagues, but even in standard 5×5, I’d be shocked if he doesn’t finish top 40.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto and Frazier were identical in fantasy value coming into this year, I can see taking Frazier over him now, I’m not talking OBP, obviously Votto is otherworldly there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and as for Bour, if he hits .280 with 25 homers, he won’t be that different than Votto, not nearly as far apart as their brand names indicate

  115. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I’m a Lawrie fanboy. Probably because when I took over a dynasty team in 2012 I traded “aging” stars Bautista/Cano for Lawrie/Pineda/Tulo to get younger. Oh, I threw in young minor league SS Manny Machado to even out the number of players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m just a fanboy in general.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: If only those glasses were goggles.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  116. Comment_Section says:
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    Are you concerned about Posey’s BABIP? Right now it’s at .276 compared to his career rate of .324. And no, it does not seem to be the product of luck:

    Career GB%: 46% 2016 GB%: 55%
    Career Pull%: 38% 2016 Pull%: 47%

    Last year his pull% exceeded 38% once over the course of a calendar month: In Sept/Oct it was 41%, so this may be an unnerving trend that has continued from last year.

    Reason I’m asking is because I got offered Posey for Odor and Dick HIll in a one catcher 12 team 5×5 roto Yahoo league. And while that may seem like an easy accept, if this pull%/GB% shit continues (and it’s been going on for almost 3 months) his average will be like .275, a.k.a. his carrying tool will be no more.

    What say you FML? Take the deal? Thoughts on Posey?

    PS I just pissed off Paul Sporer real bad with my Lawrie hate. You’ve never mentioned the guy but I have a feeling you wouldn’t like him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Odor there, I don’t like Posey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice comment, btw!

  117. gangreen says:
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    Avisail garcia, oswaldo arcia, should I drop one for cron, smoak ,mallex, melvin upton,duvall, or aaron hicks. T ::) is is a bench bat in a keeper rotisserie season long points leage. People own prospects like reed and everyone almost guarenteed to be up by june. Should I go grab macada or brinson.

    • gangreen says:
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      @gangreen: pretty much what im asking is should I drop one of the two for hicks. I dont need a utility but I want tHe best bench bat or prospect on my bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia for Cron

  118. Thanks for that “When Doves Cry” video … great stuff.

    A question: Who’re your top two choices between Yasmany Tomas, Jake Lamb, Drury, Pedro Alvarez, and Cron? It’s mostly for the UTIL spot in a deep roto league where I need power stats and I can make daily changes.

    (Tomas was dropped so I’d have to make a waiver claim; I have Drury and Alvarez now, though Alvarez was a batty call for today).

    • @Enrique: Sorry, mean to add Granderson to that list. So, the top two between Granderson, Yasmany Tomas , Jake Lamb, Drury , Pedro Alvarez , and Cron.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah it’s an awesome video… Cron, Drury

  119. Matt says:
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    Which side – Edwin for Salazar + Upton/Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar/Upton, it’s fair

  120. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Yo Yo Grey!!

    In late with this question, but whats your take on Guerra pitching for SD tomorrow? That racist bastard Streamonator likes his start tomorrow. What do you think of him ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him in mixed leagues

      • HolyGhostClaw says:
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        @Grey: Whoa!! Just realized I was looking at his ERA. Thought it was his K/BB @ 6.00

        Slowly walks backwards out of room.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  121. JP says:
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    In need of pitching, deal Miggy/Puig for Cargo/T. Shaw/and 2 of the following pitchers: (V. Velasquez, Matz, Keuchel, and/or Maeda)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope get cheaper pitching

  122. Quimmy says:
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    Votto and JUP or Starling Marte and Chris Carter? I have the latter. AVG OBP SLG. Having a hard time with this one, thinking I should stay put.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto side

  123. web says:
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    Dickerson just dropped, must add or bust?? Micheal Saunders would be my drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Add

  124. Scott says:
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    I’ll take a helping of Scooter vs. James Shields please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  125. JoeG414 says:
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    Dozier or Schoop ? 6×6 mixed roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  126. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    Guy offered me Trout Kang for Starling Arenado…..I’m turning it down. Would you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte side

  127. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    LULZ….from Eno’s chat today

    “Jorge: What’s up with the feud between you and Grey from Razzball? Do you guys have some sort of storied past?

    Eno Sarris: Feud? Has he written something recently? We just had beers this spring! I have no feud with him.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah someone mentioned it above… It’s a goof, no beef

  128. Kevin says:
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    Ok Grey. What’s your gut feeling on how fucked you think Matz is?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too effed

  129. Alan says:
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    Who do I dump in dynasty?

    Lind, Pearce or Coco

    Have these guys starting

    Bryant for 3B,
    Turner CI,
    Hanley
    Eaton
    Revere
    Gardner
    Pence
    Beltran

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  130. J_Ceol says:
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    Souza Jr and Gaussman or Sano and Philly Hughes? Which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

      • J_Ceol says:
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        @Grey: “I got love for ya baaaaabe” -Some crazy bitch with a mic

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  131. greg says:
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    Sano. Drop for Hicks, Granderson, OdubelH, Bour, or Byung Ho?

    And why were you so down on him? Some still have him as top 50 hitter ROS.

    • J_Ceol says:
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      @greg: His outrageously high K%rate and just watching his at bats.. He doesn’t have very good plate discipline, but he can hit 30bombs.. Just at what cost..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  132. jonathan A says:
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    Do I drop Jose Reyes for Scooter Gennett? Currently have Josh Harrison at 2B in a 14 team keeper.

    What type of player is Gennett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah Scooter

  133. Dr yy says:
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    Drop dozier for rendon. 10 team mixed, no middle infield

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  134. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    Syndegaard owner is worried about his elbow. Mei came back clean. Would you trade joc Peterson and Jeffress for him? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. Reid says:
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    Scooter or Lawrie?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Gracias

  136. Tio says:
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    Gardner or Pillar ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  137. Nightpandas says:
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    Starting Big Game James @ Mil in a 15 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  138. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    Panik, Scoot or Dietrich at 2b?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

  139. Big league choo says:
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    10 team OBP/qs league

    Trade eickoff for Dietrich

    Or grab Schoop off waiver wire, we have minimum 8 starts per week…staff is jo-fer, smyly, matz, nicasio, berrios, corbin, eickoff, corbin….dl darvish/raisel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just grab Schoop

  140. DonnieB says:
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    Hi Grey….first,how do you individually produce more useful fantasy information each day than all yahoos at ESPN combined? And yahoo for that matter.
    My last three starters in a 12 team keeper are Waino,Gio and Hendricks and I have Schoop as my one allowed reserve. Are all those SP streamers for you? Would you drop Schoop for either Pomeranz or Corbin? Or for one of those last three SP? Or add both of them or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d lose Schoop for Pom

  141. Dynamite Dan says:
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    12 team head to head

    Who do you like better ROS

    Kluber or DeGrom

  142. Abell says:
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    JUst Dong and Odorizzi
    Or Belt and Porcello?
    easy call right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  143. web says:
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    Do you prefer Pomeranz over Aaron Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  144. Comment_Section says:
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    Alright so I’m going crazy trying to find the best middle relievers to help my team with ratios. I think the top 3 non-closers are obviously Miller, Betances, and Herrera in that order. But I’d like your opinion on the top 5 after that group. I’m in an innings cap league btw (1400 IP) Going into the season I thought Hunter Strickland was in the Miller, Betances, Herrera class but now I’m not so sure. Other contestants include Nerris, Kelley, Barraclough, Phelps, Siegrest, Oh, Jones, Givens, and O’day.

    So top 5 after Miller, Betances, and Herrera are? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Siegrist, o’Day, Phelps

  145. Maximumxpower says:
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    What do you think of Steven Wright? You think he has a chance to keep these numbers going?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went over him last time he pitched

  146. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Need an assist on a possible trade… Been offered Jordan Zimmerman for my Kyle Seager… Standard 14 team 5×5 rotisserie. Currently winning nearly every offensive category and just lost Richards to TJ. Here is my squad:

    C: Gomes:
    1B: Votto
    2B: Pedroia
    SS: Segura
    3B: Donaldson
    OF: Polanco, Pence, Harper
    UT: Castellanos, Seager
    BN: Ozuna, Dickerson

    SP: Rich Hill, Smyly, Chen, Hamels, Matz, Roark, Daniel Norris, Karns
    RP: Rodney, Osuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  147. Raoul Duke says:
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    I am in need of a third closer for my team. Dyson and Giles are on the waivers. Do you like one’s chances to close better than the other? Which one of Finnegan, Manaea or Pineda are you dropping? Or would you drop two of them for both Dyson and Giles? Thanks for your help.

    • knucks says:
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      @Raoul Duke: Add Dyson Drop Finnegan. Giles could even be skipped over for Will Harris if there was a need for a change over the weekend. That said… If Dyson is on waivers right now, there is prob a good chance that you can find a couple better arms on the wire right now than Manaea/Pineda. Any names you wanna float?

      • Raoul Duke says:
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        @knucks: I’m in a 14 team keeper so the starting pitching is pretty picked over. Matt Andriese, Tim Adleman, Ivan Nova, Tim Lincecum, Dillon Gee, Eddie Butler. Those are some of the guys available. The rest of my starting pitching is Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey, Jake Odorizzi, Drew Pomeranz, Joe Ross, Kevin Gausman and Chris Devenski. Any of those waiver guys any better than Pineda or Manaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson, any of those SPs

  148. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey

    • Test Kitchen says:
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      @Test Kitchen: would you start cueto @ ARI tonight. 8 team league

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes

  149. SRosenberg19 says:
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    Would you trade jay Bruce and betances for Puig? It’s not a holds league. Puig is under contract for a few more years, so I would be taking a risk if puig doesn’t bounce back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  150. The JoGarza says:
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    Hola grey,

    12-team OBP. Really need SP.

    Been offered Taijuan and Conley for my Rendon. Rendon is 17th round next season. Thought so? Fair? Should I be asking for more? Also have Neil Walker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  151. ALex says:
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    What do you consider good value in return for Trumbo? 10 team head to head league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on need, top five at a position

      • ALex says:
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        @Grey:
        ok thanks. I have goldy (last year of keeper eligibility) , rizzo, neil walker, bogaerts, bryant, justin upton, marte, giancarlo stanton, gardner, conforto,

        pitchers are tanaka, quintana, wainwright, severino, moore, salazar, roark, betances, miller,

  152. jon says:
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    Got offered T. May and $3 FAAB (we started with $100) for my McGee.

    Could put May in SP slot and keep Neris. Would give me 2 elite SVs guys (Davis, Chapman) and 2 great RPs with a shot (May, Neris). Getting too cute?

    12-team 5×5 H2H with 4 SP slots, 3 RP slots and deep benches.

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too cute

  153. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    Who you starting?

    Kennedy @ Yanks or

    Liriano @ Cubs

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both and pray

      • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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        @Grey:
        Funny, thanks. Those are my choices for my final start of the match. Leaning Liriano at the moment.

  154. Tinklebell says:
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    Trevor May or David Phelps…. who’s gonna have more K, and a better ERA and WHIP at the end of the year???

    And, any chance May gets the closer job?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May, yes

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: I read an article that the Twins consider this guy there next closer:
        Michael Cederoth

        May has to be the next guy, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          May for immediate future, Perkins will be back eventually too

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey: You all right man? You don’t sound like your usual jovial self today..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m good, headed to the Dodgers game

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @Grey: cool, have a great time man!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Thanks!

  155. JoeG414 says:
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    I’m looking for a RP to help with K’s/9….. O’Day or Floyd ?
    6×6 mixed roto ,Non Holds league .
    I would have to trade for O’Day.(if I can get him)
    Floyd is a fa.
    Thoughts on both ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gavin Floyd? God no

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        I hear ya. But surprised , his numbers are really good

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But it’s Gavin Floyd! Ha, try him, he’s there, nothing to lose

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        2016 SEASON TOTALS
        W-L SV K ERA WHIP
        1-2 0 18 1.65 0.73

  156. Bombs Away! says:
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    Who would you rather have in an OBP league, Eaton or Parra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

      • Bombs Away! says:
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        @Grey:

        Really? Is it close?

  157. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 6×6 OBP league

    Jo-fer/marte for harper/tomlin

  158. Boomer19 says:
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    You like Wong, Semien, Scooter or Deitrich? I need two. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich, Scooter

  159. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Chen, Pomeranz, or Velasquez? Also, would you trade Archer for Maeda’? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom…Nope

      • Jerry says:
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        @Grey: Ok, thanks! How about Shaw, Suarez, or stash Gattis for when he comes back up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shaw

  160. Bronx Hoodlum says:
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    Any chance you’re stating Price today against Houston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  161. Newbie says:
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    Great stuff as usual Grey!

    Smyly just dropped in my league (7×7 w QS), drop Gausman, Ventura, Hill, or Pom for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura

  162. Best says:
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    Would you drop Ketel for Domingo?

    • Best says:
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      @Best: a
      Have Ketel and Khris Davis

      Domingo , Steven Moyà, Marwin, hicks, cron, trayce, gennett, reynolds

      Switch anything?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  163. Big league choo says:
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    6×6 OBP league

    J upton/pedroia for starling

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  164. letsgobravos says:
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    Grey, I have Jeanmar and Rodney on the same team…thoughts and prayers appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you have my best

  165. Steve says:
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    Start Verrett on Sat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: in COL… Prob not

        • Knucks says:
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          @Steve: not prob, def

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  166. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re well. Great write up as usual.

    A) please rank these guys in order ROS predictions so I know how to set waivers. These guys would be serving as a bench bat. Dickerson, pillar, granderson, Saunders
    B) also.. Cozart or Ketel ?

    Thanks!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Pillar, Grandy… Ketel

  167. Slick says:
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    Grey,

    Gimme your best guess. Who’s closer to being called up? Moran or Peraza? For this season, which guy would you own if you had only one of the two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  168. peacecoast says:
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    Villar batting 9th r u kidding me? The way he has been getting on base and stealing and scoring? I don’t get it.

    • Knucks says:
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      @peacecoast: I am disgusted by that decision as well, wtf is that!?! Would love to hear from counsel as to how in the hell this is in any way rational. I don’t care if he goes 0-4 this game or not. What was the purpose here!?! I want answers!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @peacecoast: Ahh, now I know why the Brewers suck, Council is an F***ing moron..That right there is just plain ole stupid!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  169. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    Buxton is doing well in the minors. How long do you see Minnesota waiting until they call him back up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe a few weeks

  170. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Is Andriese worth hanging onto over either Taillon or Glasnow? I am stocking up on SPs in our 10 Team H2H Points League. Andriese’s SP/RP status is huge in this league.

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Taillon

  171. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Yo dawg

    I’m watching my boy Jimmy put these Padres in a half-Nelson. And who bats Brett Wallace clean-up? Mark McGwire. Who, by the way, looks old as shit. Like he should be in the Expendables 6.
    Who are you liking more out of these schmohawks?
    Karns or Bauer
    Joe Smith or Dyson

  172. Matt says:
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    I saw what you said about Pineda. So you approve of me trading him for kuechal I are it?

  173. MyHerreraBurns says:
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    Points league. My Lucroy and Kipnis for Buster is a no brainier? Kipnis is on my bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  174. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Bour or Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour

  175. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Velasquez,Happ,Estrada,Colon,Bauer, or Andriese

  176. Graham says:
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    Stacked with pitching (Arrieta, Stras, Carrasco, Noah)and I just moved Machado to SS with the new eligibility. would you start Harrison or Tomas at 3rd or would you Trade Velasquez straight up for Castellanos? Keeper league too.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Graham: I’d trade Velasquez. ..your pitching is more than fine without him

  177. Muskysmell says:
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    Xander with his third dong already…yea he’s got no ceiling

  178. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league
    Which of these should I keep for a while. I’m going drop the other and stream.
    Fatty Colon or Jimmy Nelson

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Nelson

  179. tals23 says:
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    Grey
    I’ve been offered Aroldis Chapman for Dallas keuchel in a 14 team redraft league
    It is a two closer league and closers are worth their weight in gold
    I currently have papelbon and ohlendorf ( who i don’t trust)….if i trade keuchel, i would still have Kershaw, Wacha, Hamels, Quintana, and Estrada….
    Would you make this deal?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @tals23: I’d take that even IF closers weren’t more valuable .

  180. Jonathan A says:
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    Does Lincecum carry any fantasy value in a 14 team league?

  181. jal179 says:
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    FUCK OFF AU SHIZZZ!!!!

    Cmon man. Just wake-up. This .230 mid-May avg has me regetting taking your Golden arms especially when every other elite guy is KILLING IT.

    Someone reassure me this is going to end well….

    • jal179 says:
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      @jal179: @jal179: @jal179:

      Correa for Goldy straight up? My SS is Suarez. Can move Crush or Hosmer to 1b. His 1b Freeman.

      Correa + Mazara for Goldy?

  182. ThE sHiT says:
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    Give Segura/Shark for Darvish in a 12 team h2h 6×6 league where the extra cat for pitching is Losses?

    Im thinking take Darvish and rotate hot 2B, Scooter is available right now.

    • jal179 says:
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      MLB Network just had a nice feature about Shark’s altered delivery–hiding ala Cueto style.

      NL and Park factors have me thinking Shark isn’t that far off from Yu. I love the Jean.

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @jal179: didnt see the feature had been at work.

  183. Zobrist guy at the bar says:
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    Da Fuq Delino here. Finally gave in and dropped Delino so had to change team name. Will pick him up again with even a flicker of a spark. Anyways, 12 team 5×5 roto, you comfortable streaming Karns tomorrow v. LAA?

  184. K-dawg says:
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    ROS Drury or shaw? 10 team h2h
    Thanks Grey

  185. Best says:
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    Need one all pretty close
    Graveman @rays
    Adleman @ Phillies
    Peralta vs Padres
    Gee vs braves
    Chacin @mariners

  186. Money mike says:
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    Duffey @indians
    Straily @phillies
    Morgan vs reds
    Davies vs Padres
    Danny Duffy vs braves

    Pick 1

  187. Dawson says:
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    Corey Seager vs wacha
    Khris Davis @rays vs odoriZzi
    Or Ketel marte vs tropeano

  188. Dawson says:
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    Daniel Norris a must add? Just got the call say he will be in the bullpen

  189. Dawson says:
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    Buchter,Nate jones, siegrist, for holds

  190. Cosmosis says:
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    Should I drop Denard Span to pick up Ben Revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      AHHHHHHH

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