I get props at my mention ’cause I vex y’all.  So Wada Wada want!  He’s so funny with the 88 MPH gas that he flaunt!  Where’d you get your information from, huh?  You think that Tsuyoshi can front a fantasy rotation when revelation comes?  You can’t front a fantasy rotation on that!  Sweeter than that Jason Hammel guy with Ready Whip topping?  Goin’ from streamer to streamer kickin’ it wall to wall!  Well, I’ll be calling out you people who draft a number one starter!  It’s wack when you’re jacked, someone take Strasburg from me, he can’t throw no harder!  As you can bet I think I’m losing my league this time.  This time I’m losing my league.  So, Tsuyoshi Wada looked terrific yesterday in his first start of the year, if just not fully stretched out — 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  He was solid last year (7.4 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.25 ERA in 69 1/3 IP).  The Ks from yesterday likely won’t be the norm, but he should be solid for most mixed leagues once he gets stretched out, which should be by next game.  I’d definitely grab him, and you can’t front on that!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chase Anderson – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  It’s the week of Diamondback starters excelling, which kinda reminds me of a Hyundai Excel.  Not sure why.  Hyun-Jin should remind me of Hyundais.  What does the president of the Hyundai Motor Company stand in front of when giving a speech?  A Hyun-dais!  Take it, Highlights, it’s yours!  Anderson has a knock-em-out changeup, a decent curve, a 91 MPH fastball and a 8+ K/9 last year in 114 1/3 IP with a 3.67 xFIP.  Oh, and do you need me to clean out your gutters while I’m cherrypicking?  Anderson was decent last year, so this isn’t a breakout.  I would own him in most mixed leagues, and think he can be a solid number three.  Between him and Rubby?  Well, Rubby seems more likely to lead to a happy ending.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-4, 4 runs and three steals (7, 8, 9).  Oh.  OH!  I see.  Well, in that case, yeah.  Wait, how many steals were stolen yesterday by the Diamondbacks?  Six!  And Tuffy Gosewich stole a base?  Did someone yell duck, duck, Gosewich?  I’m guessing either the Marlins pitcher, David Phelps (5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks) has a big ol’ flashing green light of a steal tell or the Marlins catcher yesterday, Jhonatan Solano, isn’t a catcher as much as a jumble of Latin American baseball names that were put into a supercomputer and the Marlins bought it.

David Peralta – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, as Mark Trumbo sat.  Basically, to own one Diamondback outfielder, you need to own them all.

Nick Ahmed – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal.  He’s also hitting near-.400 in the last week and has been playing nearly every day and I’m struggling to make him sound appealing.  A very slight schmotato in deep leagues.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Elected to have shoulder surgery.  No word if his fantasy owners were voting, teammates or the Dodgers front office.

Brett Anderson – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.61 vs. Tim Lincecum 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.08.  This was a classic 4/20 matchup.  Lincecum because he smokes on the daily and Brett Anderson because I can’t believe he made it past April 20th healthy.

Jake Peavy – Could begin a rehab assignment soon.  Show of hands for who thought Peavy retired.  Oh, put down your hand, A.J. Burnett!  Always with the retirement, you!

Brandon Crawford – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .298 and hitting near-.450 in the last week, and just about the hottest schmotato in the land.

Drew Pomeranz – Placed on the DL like I’d place your head on a pillow and tell you bedtime stories, Giancarlo.  Real sweet like.

Jesse Hahn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.43.  Why is it when I see Jesse Hahn’s name that I think “esse hand” and that makes me think of this?

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.67.  Keuchel exercises are especially difficult when he has the best ERA in the major leagues.  Get a load — bad choice of words — of the top five ERA in the ERA:  Keuchel, Nick Martinez, Sonny Gray, Hector Santiago, Garrett Richards.  That looks just like the top starters drafted.  /sarcasm

Evan Gattis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .196.  I was about to write that Gattis seems like a guy that does okay vs. righties and punishes weak lefties, but Gattis is batting .146 vs. lefties with two homers, so, uh, yeah.

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .299.  Marisnick got as cold as Saran-wrapped doody in an industrial freezer, but maybe this is him fogging up the mirror under his nose.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .195.  On our Player Rater, who’s been more valuable:  Springer or Souza?  Actually, Springer, by a hair ($12.3 to $11.9).  Here’s a more confusing one:  Springer or Ender Inciarte?  Ender with $13.3.  Avisail, who everyone seems to want to drop, has been worth $15.4.

Severino Gonzalez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 0 K in Coors.  Right now, the Rockies have scored the fewest runs at home in the majors.  *waits, listens*  Oh, well.  I was waiting to hear the opening to The Twilight Zone.

Drew Stubbs – Demoted to Triple-A right after Dickerson landed on the DL because Walt Weiss hates you.  Don’t look around like he hates someone else.  It’s you!

Wilin Rosario – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .309.  If Weiss wasn’t crummy with crackers, Wilin would be the everyday 1st baseman, even after Morneau returns.

Albert Pujols – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on his wrist, and is day-to-day.  Those Angels fans that tuned in late and saw that their 1st baseman was Marc Krauss, left them singing O, Brother Where Are Thou Albert?

Jered Weaver – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.37 and the win against the Blue Jays.  Find the email of the guy who owns Weaver in your league and trade with him.  He doesn’t know what he’s doing.

Mike Trout – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .288.  It feels like every time you look up Trout has ten homers.  Stop looking up!  I believe the preceding was also lyrics from Sheryl Crow’s Soaking Up the Sun.

Drew Hutchison – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.06.  Drew Hutchison: 2016 Sleeper!

Anthony Rendon – Hit in a cage and took grounders yesterday.  I will say one thing for Rendon that I appreciate it, he doesn’t give endless updates about his injury.  I’m farting in your general direction, David Wright.

Bryce Harper – 0-for-1 and ejected from the game in the 3rd inning for arguing a first-pitch strike.  This is the 2nd time he’s been ejected this past week.  If I may get on a soap box for one second.  Little Timmy begs his father to take him to the Nats game to see his favorite player, Bryce Harper.  Timmy’s Dad frets that they can’t really afford to go to a game.  It’s going to cost $250 with parking, concessions, tickets and souvenirs.  Finally, the Dad relents.  He’ll take him to one game this year.  This game was yesterday and Timmy’s favorite player got ejected because an umpire was flexing his muscles.  Now Timmy will start to like football, where his favorite player gets a ten-yard penalty for killing his ex-wife.

Ian Desmond – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Hmm, I’m gonna try something real quick.  Sell Jose Abreu.  Did he hit a home run yet?

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.52.  After the game, J. Z. uploaded the highlights of this game to Tidal with a watermark stamp that someone removed and put up on YouTube.

Adam Warren – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  Warren credited his pitching performance to studying game film done by Zapruder.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .238.  Steals look like they’re gone from his game this year, but hopefully, if you couldn’t trade him, he gets 20+ homers.  It’s the least The Dreadful Pirate can do.

Josh Harrison – 3-for-6.  Crazy how hot he got out of nowhere.  Well, not nowhere, it’s Pittsburgh.  It’s nowhere good.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .250.  Not saying it hasn’t been brutal owning him, but if he hits two homers by next week, he’ll be on pace for essentially his exact same preseason projections that you thought you were getting.  Yeah, yeah, I know, if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, I’d be a diabetic squirrel.

Matt Adams – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .250.  I’m still on the Heyward train of thought, but if there’s anyone I’d be more annoyed with from these two, it’s Adams.  Heyward has a few steals and 13 more runs than Adams.  Adams has done a whole lot of whatever.  Emphasis on whole.

Matt Holliday – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .328.  Doesn’t he have a back to wrench out of place or something?

Carlos Martinez – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 4.08.  I watched a bunch of this game because I still own C-Mart in a few deeper leagues, and any time I can see the Stay Puft Caramel Marshmallow Man go up to bat, it’s a good time.  C-Mart looked the best I’ve seen him this year.  Wasn’t simply the Mets swinging at whatever, C-Mart was hitting more corners than Avon Barksdale.

Kolten Wong – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs as he hit leadoff.  Never thought I’d be so happy to see my Wong hitting against a Colon.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and five for his last ten.  Hot schmotato alert!

Shane Greene – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.05.  Yawn, you are so April 6th through 15th!

Ryan Braun – 1-for-2 and his 10th homer, hitting .263.  If you don’t own him, don’t worry, he’ll hurt his thumb or back within the next two weeks.

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd steal.  Well, yeah, sure, Cespedes has a hundred legs.

Williams Perez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Williams took over Eric Stults’s rotation spot.  That’s not some kind of wonderful!  Perez has pretty yawnstipating minor league numbers (7 K/9, 3 BB/9 in Triple-A, 6.4 K/9, 2.64 BB/9 in Double-A), but, due to his ground ball rate, he’ll likely be ownable for NL-Only leagues.  Williams also started selling some great kitchen supplies with his brother, Sonoma Perez.

Jace Peterson – 0-for-2, 2 BBs and his 4th steal as he hit leadoff.  If you say his first name enthusiastically, you sound like Borat.

Roenis Elias – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.76.  Elias Sports Bureau said, “That’s my boy!”  The Stream-o-Nator thinks his next start is a bit more favorable, but not that favorable.  Did I say you could use italicizes?  Leave me alone, Random Italicized Voice.  Snippy, snappy!

Justin Ruggiano – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  The Ruggiano family was vacationing in 1989 at Disney World and they asked someone to take their picture, and that person said, “Say cheese,” and Papa Ruggiano knocked him out.

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks.  You got lucky that the five walks didn’t lead to a serious ERA drubbing, and I’d look elsewhere in most mixed leagues, before the walks come back to haunt him.

Adam Eaton – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  When a guy like Eaton hits a home run, it could be the beginning of a hot schmotato run, and would look to grab him.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and two steals (7, 8).  Wow, it’s the what-I-imagined-for-him-in-the-preseason Ramirez!  Say hello to your mother for me.

Pablo Sandoval – Sat out yesterday after taking a pitch off his knee.  Is it me or is Sandoval day-to-day every other day?  He looks like he’s in such good shape too.

Rusney CastilloRed Sox manager said Rusney’s callup is not imminent.  He went on to say, “When I said it was imminent on Monday, I was messing with fantasy baseballers, Grey’s mom’s term.”

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  At one point I thought Bogaerts moving to the top of the Red Sox order might be a possibility, but now that seems like it’s so crazy it’s coming from a guy wearing a burlap sack, muttering to himself as he crosses a street.  At this point, I’ll take less than yawnstipating from Bogaerts.

Joe Kelly – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I do like that he throws hard.  Like Will Smith in Parents Just Don’t Understand, speed turns me on.  For now, I’d leave Kelly as a streamer and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start.

Josh Hamilton – Should rejoin the Rangers next Monday.  So far, he’s hitting .387 in nine games, so if you want to stash him, now is the time.  Stash him, as in put him on your fantasy team’s bench.  Not ‘stache him as in draw a mustache on your computer.  Now you have to throw your ‘puter out.  Nice job.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer and 2nd homer since Saturday.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Phil Klein – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Mr. Klein also taught fourth period Science, filling in for Mr. Pete Kozma.  Klein had a solid K-rate in the minors (13.8 in Triple-A, but never as a starter), and might catch some hitters by surprise.  In AL-Only leagues, I’d look at him, but in AL-Only leagues, everyone is ownable.

Delino DeShields – 1-for-3 and his 11th steal, hitting .271.  SAGNOF!

Shawn Tolleson – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save and potentially the last time we’ll being singing, Feliz Completeanus.  If you need saves, I’d grab Tolleson in all leagues.  Now!  Andele!  No, that’s not the singer of Rolling in the Deep.

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .314.  After giving squat last year (like and not like Devin Mesoraco (0-for-4) this year), Phillips is back to not giving a ton of power or speed, but supplying a ton of runs and RBIs.

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .342.  I just had a vision of the funniest thing ever that’s not really funny but I’m feeling punchy –> Moustakas winning the AL batting title this year.

Greg Holland – Declared himself available on Wednesday.  Save it for Tinder!

  1. TayTay says:
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    Is Ziegler droppable? Since he pitched the 9th last night, seems like Hale isnt too concerned with saving him for saves…

    • HolyGhostClaw says:
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      @TayTay:

      I’m wondering the same…

      • TayTay says:
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        @Grey: ALL HAIL GREY!

  2. Frank says:
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    Do you see Jose Ramirez playing closer to your preseason touting? I’ve road with him in a 16 tm league and need to make a decision on keeping him or move on for hot hitters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank: Hold, though have no idea who these hot hitters are

  3. JB says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I asked a similar question yesterday but the trade offer changed, so wondering if your answer would as well. I appreciate the help!

    Should I trade Wong and Souza for Cano and Melancon – OR – Wong and Betts for Cano and K. Jansen – OR – Hold?

    I desperately need saves so I’m tempted even though Wong could be better than Cano this year. I am stacked at OF so I can afford to lose Souza or Betts (Trout, Upton, Marte, Springer, Yelich) but I’m not sure I want to lose 50 steals but the saves are tempting me. Would you make either of these trades or does Cano suck so I should hold and wait to grab a closer from free agency? I only have Soria and Cecil so could really use a dependable closer and Jansen is awesome but feel like I might be giving up a lot. If I make the trade, which trade is better…is Jansen worth losing Betts or is Betts that much better than Souza so I should settle for Melancon? Thanks as always for your expertise!

    • Fastpitch says:
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      @JB: Did you get Tollenson?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @JB: I’d hold your Wong on both

    • B the Esq says:
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      @JB: Hold your Wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Hold

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JB: why don’t you just trade Souza or Betts for a closer straight up?

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Regarding C-mart I also watched but came away not quite as encouraged as you and don’t think he pitched as well as that statline would imply. When he wasn’t Avon Barksdaling there was plenty of hard contact, in particular a lot of fly balls (supposed to be a groundball guy) and he seemed to get lucky with wind, balls hit at people, and good outfield D. Glad his next start vs ARZ is at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Wow, didn’t get that impression from the first three innings… Didn’t love the Colon getting on by error inning, but wasn’t hugely discouraged either

      • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @Grey: needs some enforcing by WEEEBAYYY

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  5. you and me on actual day three… and here’s to some more non sequitur commentary.

    #1 avon barksdale! never heard such a good wire ref, especially when we’re not talking (ie. me listening and you talking… or typing) about drugs. typing of the wire, i think stringer bell would be a great glossary term involving like a strikeout on a changeup. retrofit?

    #2 rodon. the metrodome had a legendary ‘walks will haunt’ marquee that looks like a lot like scarecrow from batman begins. i’ve seen random people in cool cities like new york wearing tanktops with that shit on it: http://goo.gl/RBA7mM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ivebeenupthreedaysstraight: 1. Ha! I like that retrofit…Let me run it by Rudy 2. Awesome, you’re great on day three, I wonder if day 4 would be even better

  6. King Felix Targaryen says:
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    In a redraft which side would you want Stanton/Gordon/pence/grilli for J-Up/Altuve/fowler/papelbon? Is it fair?

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    You’re like the E.B. White of fantasy baseball. Great stuff, man.

    a. Not much to say this week, getting shellacked. After going 4-0 last week, am in trouble this week and may go 1-3 at best. Next week should be good because I have a plethora of potential 2-starts on tap to choose from.

    b. Thanks for the ‘Sell Abreu’, hope it reverse jinxes Abreu to wake up.

    c. Did you see the word origin of the word ‘beserk’? Comes from a bear wearing a coat, could be the new name for Gattis.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I want to be Strunk! A. Ouch B. Me too! C. Ha! Awesome

  8. Fastpitch says:
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    Which side in a dynasty league. B. Miller and Spangenburg for Xander? Thanks and a fun read this morning.

  9. Swfcdan says:
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    Qualls or Jim Johnson? Save chasing “fun” never ends!

    Trade Reyes for Desmond? OBP league.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Or even Zack-Mac attack. Allen blows right now.

  10. the swinging says:
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    You don’t need to spend anywhere near $250 to see a ballgame. Few of us paid 10 bucks for a great seat Sunday to sit in the second level down the 3rd baseline @ citi field. Used stubhub and the seats were really solid. Another 10 on a drink and 15 on a burger and fries (fat cheat day). 3 dollar subway ride. That’s like 40 bucks.

    Even if you buy a giant foam finger and a small plastic bowl in the shape of a tiny baseball cap full of fake ice cream (check and check..) your still not breaking the bank.

    I’m a yankees fan (kind of… nah actually not really) but theres not a bad seat in citi field. Except when you have to watch the mets bat, then every seat is pretty shitty.

    Hope all is well, king.

    • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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      I still feel bad for that cute, little Timmy kid.

      • OneI'dWilly says:
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        I’m starting a kickstarter for Little Timmy to raise funds to go to another Nats game. Ignore the part about the cocaine and prostitutes for the fund organizer.

  11. The Animal says:
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    Would you dare to start Latos today?

    • Will says:
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      @The Animal:

      SON likes the matchup so I’m rolling with him. I’m less sure on Bradley who SON doesn’t like.

  12. Russ says:
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    In a dynasty, buy low on Gregory Polanco?

    Also ROS, Morneau (assuming he gets cleared soon) or Pujols?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Russ:
      Pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Russ: Sure…Pujols

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: You said buy low on Polanco, I have him and I am not loving his batting average right now… I do like the SB tho… but I see Yasmani Tomas on the waiver wire, should I add him and drop polanco or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  13. Quick Pitch says:
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    Once they’re all off the DL, how would you rank ROS Zobrist, Segura, A. Russell, Andrus?

  14. Jordan73 says:
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    Dropping a reference to The Wire? Thank you for making my morning, Grey.

  15. Nittanychris says:
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    Has Jered Weaver really turned a corner? He’s sitting on our waiver wire and I’m hesitant to pounce on him. Thanks?

      • Elliot

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        @PK:
        Sure, grab him. Who would he be replacing?

  16. Wilson says:
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    Need hot bats for one week

    Eaton or Muncy ? thanks

  17. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey thanks for your work, thats great

    Soler and a middle level closer for Brantley
    which side? thanks

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Wilson: Brantley

  18. Clyde Prompto says:
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    WELL I HATE YOU TOO, WALT!

    *drops Stubbs while crying*

  19. B. Rabbit says:
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    Great write-up, Avon Barksdale reference was spot on.

  20. Cohen says:
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    Grey , i have Xander and Russell, would u drop either one for J.Ramirez?

  21. Fastpitch says:
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    Grey, I have a couple more potential roster moves in different leagues, all ros.
    1. Franco or Castellanos.
    2. Wada over Phelps or Folty . NL only
    3. My S. Miller and try to trade for Souza, A. Garcia or Cain. Fair or to much one side or other?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fastpitch: Franco…Over Folty…I’d take Cain, Avisail, in that order

  22. Fastpitch says:
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    Grey, I have Thomas on reserve with Nolan and Frazier as my 3bm, start two. I grabbed him thinking he would gain OF eligibility, NL league only. If I drop him for a SP he will be claimed by an opponent who has Middlebrooks and Turner. What’s the strategy to hold and block, or just do what’s best for my team? It’s a marathon I know.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Fastpitch: Hold and block? Thats thinking too hard, how about trade!

      • Fastpitch says:
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        @Grey: No trades allowed. Thanks for answers up above. Eventually when I need to make a move I’ll deal with Yasmany then.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  23. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    That finger-man video was great!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I was glad to see the finger man return. We need a page of the classic videos links on the site. Mixing commenter and writer drops.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally, not it!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: this sounds like a job for sky

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good idea, build out the resume

  24. King Trout says:
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    Hi Grey, need help with a trade in a 12 team 5×5 league, his Carlos Gonzalez for my Trevor Bauer. Also, if you recommend the trade, what bat should a drop or use as trade bait for another starting pitcher.

    C-Rosario (DL Gomes)
    1B-Goldy
    2B-Betts
    3B-Beltre
    SS-Rollins
    LF-Trumbo
    C-KING TROUT
    RF-Cain
    Util-A. Garcia
    Bench-Harrison, Correa

    SP: Ordizzi, Salazar, Greene , Nelson, Hughes, Bauer
    RP: Wade Davis, A. Miller, Ramos, Doolittle

    LEAGUE was an auction draft (1keeper going forward) with $260, and because I love a trout I paid like $170.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @King Trout: Take CarGon.

  25. Chrisso says:
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    The majority of my rotation are pitching Thurs and Friday are you sitting any of:

    Chavez @ TB
    Bucholz vs Tex
    or then
    Hughes @ CWS
    Syndergard @ Pit
    Shark vs Min
    ?

    Also drop Rodon for Wada?

    cheers

    C

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chrisso: In a 20 team league start em all… Sure, Wada

  26. BringDaRuckus says:
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    How are you feelings about “Grimey” Jaime Garcia today? Thinking about picking him up, but the first start off the DL scares me.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @BringDaRuckus: I can’t believe the dude is only 28. I also can’t believe its not buttah

  27. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    I have two pickups left this week and need arms. Which two of Bolsinger, C Anderson, Mike Wright, Lohse, Elias? Looking for sweet, sweet upside.

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Elliot: WHAT KIND OF WORLD IS THIS?? STARTERPOCALAPSE NOW!!

      • Elliot

        Elliot says:
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        @Yescheese:
        It’s hard out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elliot: Anderson, Bolsinger

  28. Derrick says:
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    Chris Davis and Harper for Salazar and Rizzo (can keep for two more years).

    Which side?

    • B the Esq says:
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      @Derrick: Is Rizzo the only player that could be kept, or are the others keepable as well?

      If Rizzo is the only keeper eligible, definitely the Rizzo side.

      If everyone is keepable, probably need some more context for the league, needs, roster, etc., but would still lean Rizzo.

      • Elliot

        Elliot says:
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        @B the Esq:
        If you can keep Harper, I would side with him. But, I agree with B the Esq, if you can only keep Rizzo, go with that package.

        • Derrick says:
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          @Elliot:

          Yes, Rizzo is the only player that can be kept.

  29. Ray says:
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    Chase Anderson, Jaime Garcia or Wada ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Anderson

  30. Yescheese says:
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    I streamed Bartolo Colon yesterday. I don’t even

  31. Yescheese says:
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    I’ve benched Tulo and I see I’m not alone. Hittertron only has him 75% started. This world is upside down!!

  32. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Please rank for ROS – Eovaldi, Chase Anderson, Haren (6×6, QS)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Anderson, Haren

  33. jake says:
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    SoN loves jaime garcia today, but looks like he got rocked in his last rehab outing. Stream him in a H2H league?

    Over other decent SoN picks thus ready of the week like sabathia v ATL, frias v SD, gonzalez v MIA?

    Thanks team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jake: I wouldn’t touch Garcia

  34. Chadaristic says:
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    I see that Plouffe has logged 3 games at 1B and I had no idea until I saw it this morning. Has Minnesota started him there for those games or was he moved there as part of a double switch late in games?

    Do you think he can gain 1B eligibility in ESPN leagues, and if so, how soon could that happen?

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Chadaristic: 10 games for position eligibility for espn leagues.

      • Chadaristic says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Yes, I know, but that wasn’t my question.

        Thanks anyway though.

  35. Bob says:
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    6×6 roto with QS
    you dropping Carlos Rodon for any of these guys or hold?
    Noah Syndergaard
    John Lackey
    James Paxton
    Jered Weaver
    Aaron Harang
    Matt Shoemaker
    Tsuyoshi Wada

    Thanks!

    • B the Esq says:
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      @Bob: Assuming non-keeper format, I would probably drop for Paxton or Wada.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Synder

  36. kevin says:
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    Thanks for all of your GreyT work!!
    12 team redraft roto
    I’m in fourth, the guy in first needs saves…..
    My Plouffe and Rosenthal for his Chris Davis and Miguel Gonzalez
    Is this trade close?

    I would use Gonzalez slot for streaming

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kevin: Not really, Davis side

  37. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Lose ethier for Enciarte, Howard, Avisail, Choo, or Byrd ?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Phil of the Future: @JeF WiTH 1 F: really you two. Drop avisail of that group for ender? You know how streaky Howard is….or at least you should.

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @J-FOH: He is asking Drop Andre Ethier for any one of those guys.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Phil of the Future: hahaha, I was reading on my phone and it looked like ether. I was gonna say, Geoffe never deviates from Grey’s womb so I was shocked he would say drop avisail. That makes total sense, now what doesn’t make sense is that question.

            • Phil of the Future says:
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              @J-FOH: Ha. Agreed, that is one whack-ass framing of a question.

              What if Jef and Grey are the same person????

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Phil of the Future: Impossible, I hang out with Grey on occasion and he isn’t desperate for other men’s approval. Now when it comes to cougars… that’s a totally different conversation.

                • Phil of the Future says:
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                  @J-FOH: LOL

        • Scott says:
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          @J-FOH: I think he meant drop Ethier for any of the following batters…

  38. dom says:
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    do you think it’s worth dropping Tyshh Wada in my 12 team to pick up hot schmotato Adam Eaton for his weekend series vs MIN? Would I be starting Eaton over 1 of Souza (OAK) or Choo (@NYY) or LaRoche (MIN) in my OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Sure, over LaRoche

  39. Matt A says:
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    Do you think Dee Gordon can keep some level of this up or would you trade him?

    sell him high or hold?

    Thanks

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Fastpitch:
      [email protected]Matt A:
      If you can get a top-20 player for him, I would sell. Batting average is absolutely coming down but he will still rank among the league leaders in steals, so be careful.

  40. Anon says:
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    My team’s ERA/WHIP for the week is 1.667/0.852. Today I am starting Salazar, Bucholz, and Happ. I can’t shake this feeling that I’m driving 90mph and heading straight for a telephone pole!

  41. Q says:
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    Polanco dropped in my league. Drop Gose to grab him?

    • PK says:
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      @Q: Do it

  42. MattyIce says:
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    Kang or Aramis ROS in a 12 team points league?

  43. sniff test says:
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    When that great day comes and Josh Hamilton begins crowding the Rangers outfield, will Deshields and Martin form a platoon? Would you rather own Choo or Hamilton?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @sniff test:
      Outside shot that DeShields gets some games at 2B and stays relevant. But, if Martin starts to heat up and Odor is recalled, DeShields gets relegated to pinch running and defensive replacement, sadly.

      I would take Choo over Hamilton, right now. That could change in a week if Hamilton is blazing hot, obviously. I would also hang onto DeShields. Hamilton isn’t a bastion of health and if there is a setback (or if Martin continues to struggle), I could see DeShields maintaining regular at bats.

  44. MrMojoRisin says:
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    Anyone else not able to get into their RCL team page?

    I can get into my other non RCL team page

  45. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    dickerson for tyson ross yes or no

  46. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    I’d argue it’s bad parenting on Little Timmy’s dad’s part for allowing his favorite player to be Bryce Harper.

  47. David says:
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    Who’s the odd man out from this list
    Martin vs bucholz
    Ozuna vs Bradley
    Yelich vs Bradley
    Soler vs despaigne
    Souza vs Chavez

  48. Mil says:
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    Drop rubby for wada?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Mil:
      I wouldn’t.

  49. Adam says:
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    Who do you like most ROS at C- Mesoraco, Gomes, Ramos?

  50. Relsh says:
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    C’mon man do your homework, football players get a 15 year penalty for that.

  51. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Please rank Rubby, C Anderson, Wada and Weaver ROS?

    I am in a 10-man mixed league and don’t know who I should drop. Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jaymz: Lose Weaver

    • Jaymz says:
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      Forgot to throw in Chavez…

      Agree w Weaver – need the official Grey stamp.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Jaymz: it’s weaver. Grey hates him…like most of us here

        • Happy Vegans says:
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          @J-FOH: dude throws a blistering 83… or is it 79? He’ dominate at Williamsport!

  52. B says:
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    20 team roto, R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG

    Jose Ramirez or Nick Franklin rest of season? For a MI slot. General across the board production (though Ramirez’s SB is helpful) and playing time important. I don’t have a MI bench player (Flores is my SS, Walker is my 2B).

    Not sure if Franklin will eventually get more regular starts as the season progresses.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B: Ramirez

  53. Awesome Auger says:
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    Cutch did have a stollen base negated by batters interference when Suzuki blasted Marte in the helmet with his throw to second. He’s not running a ton but I could see him swiping 10-12, his knee looks a lot better lately when he plays the field.

  54. Fireball Feliz says:
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    I have Rendon and Segura on the DL with Myers and Dickerson also hurt. Currently I have Brad Miller at SS and Addison Russell at 2b/ss. Worth it to drop Segura at this point so that I can open up a roster spot for Rusney Castillo?

    • B the Esq says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Yes. Segura could be out for a while, and ineffective when back….broken finger on his throwing hand I believe.

  55. john says:
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    Is Hector Olivera worth a grab and stash in Keeper leagues? Seems like a crowded infield, you think when he’s ready he’ll play or get the rusney treatment?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @john:
      Not yet.

  56. papasmurf says:
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    Shoemaker, Rubby, Wada, Frias how would you rank these 4? Thanks

    • B the Esq says:
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      @papasmurf: Rubby, Wadam Frias, Shoe

  57. Chris says:
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    hell Grey and fellow readers:

    you guys prefer Wada or DesCalfani?
    I know both are more streamers, but my league is only 2 adds per week, so I can be always streaming all pitchers.

    thanks!

  58. Steve says:
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    Hmm… Tolleson or Ziegler or Burgos?

  59. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: Trade my Samardzija, Rubby, Fiers, & Kela for his Strasburg, Cashner, Lohse, & Duke? 16-team dynasty H2H roto. Gracias!!

  60. B the Esq says:
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    Just made a waiver pick up to get Jose Reyes…supposed to be back early next week, and not sure why the owner held him so long only to drop him now….

    Need to pick up a SS for the weekend until Reyes is back…Recently performing hot schmotato available players include Jose Ramirez v. Cin, Brad Miller at Tor, Espinosa v Philly, Galvis v Wash, Ahmed v Cubs, A. Escobar v StL, Descalso in SF, Andrus at NYY, Simmons v. Mil, Y. Escobar v. Philly, Chris Owings at Cubs.

    Who is the pick up? Thanks

  61. Wax Winkingdale says:
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    Shortstops are turrible this year.

    How do you rank: Kang, Xander, Owings, Addison Russell

    Thanks!

      • Wax Winkingdale says:
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        @Grey: Damn man. I’m feeling the Power of the Kang.

        I have Xander, and he is SO limp, and Russell is on my wire – which I absolutely cannot believe. I loved Russell preseason. I can’t bring myself to drop Xander, and it is killing me to not add Addison, but I feel like he won’t develop into what he is until maybe next year.

        For some reason I keep adding and dropping Kang. I think he will break out. I’ll give him a game or two haha.

        Thanks again bruh!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. GeneBelcher says:
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    Trade Koji Uehara to get Jose Quintana?

    Other Closers are Chapman, Familia, Tolleson.

    • PK says:
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      @GeneBelcher: I think you could get more for Uehara

      • GeneBelcher says:
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        @PK: I need help in every batting category with the exception of stolen bases. What counter should I make that could realistically happen: Koji for Quintana and Machado, Altuve, Hosmer, Fowler or Brantley

        Thanks!

          • GeneBelcher says:
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            @Grey: Any of those other starters I named?

            Also is that the order or priority: Machado then Hosmer?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

        • PK says:
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          @GeneBelcher: By more I meant a higher quality starter.

          • GeneBelcher says:
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            @PK: Lester, Hammel, Arrieta, Haren

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @GeneBelcher: Choose what you want, you’re not getting Arrieta and Machado

              • GeneBelcher says:
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                @Grey: Thanks guys

  63. Buck says:
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    I hate the Shit Stop position. Who should I roll with ROS (12-team keeper) – Xander, Addison Russell, Danny Santana, or just the hot bat off waivers?

  64. bobbo says:
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    Please help me choose who to hold onto in a 6×6 roto (OBP is the 6th cat):

    Josh Reddick or Steven Souza
    Brian McCann or Yasmani Grandal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: Souza…Grandal

  65. JAL says:
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    G, appreciate the Avon reference. 12-team 5×5, in first and as background, could use some saves and steals. Was offered his Cano and Qualls for my Kinsler…normally I don’t think twice, but…Kinsler is due at least some homer pos. regression…and I haven’t seen Cano this year…what is up with him? Is he french toast or going to kill it when it heats up? Do I have to take this, or should I sit tight? Thanks!!

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: I hear you, and know where u stand on him. I just wanted to check in. I will hold (unless Qualls gets named closer, and then I just might have to, as I am last in saves). Love where Kinsler is hitting in that lineup and he won’t hit 0 bombs this year…

        • greg says:
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          @JAL:

          Speaking of closers, tough for McGee to have lost his job due to injury, because certainly performance has not been an issue either now or in the past. Do you see him being set-up as long as Boxberger is riding high and healthy?

  66. KB says:
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    16-Team./H2H/OBP/Keeper: McCutchen/Howard/Karns or Encarnacion/Greinke/Granderson? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KB: Edwin

  67. Wilsonian says:
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    Dump who for Santiago or Frias:

    Hutch or Burgos?

    16 Team H2H – W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Burgos for Frias if you don’t need saves

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: We can only play 4 RPs, and I currently have Davis, Grilli, Familia and Tolleson, so he would seem to be the odd man out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, yeah, then lose him

  68. Malicious Phenom says:
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    ROS – Tomas or Arenado

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Elliot: I knew that, I just had to throw it out there to see…

        Tomas is starting to look better and better…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: when Lamb returns it will affect his time. AZ is playing Oakland ball in the desert

  69. Jon says:
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    Wada or Hahn over Shoemaker, Nelson, Chavez, Rubby or Chase Anderson?

    • Jon says:
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      (Or maybe lose Ziegler for Wada or Hahn?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Wada over Shoe

  70. RTP says:
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    Catcher question…. humor me

    Best option ROS….. Gomes, Wieters, Grandal

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @RTP:
      Grandal, Gomes, Wieters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTP: Gomes

  71. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Who do you like best ROS as your 1 bench bat (OBP league)? Teams pretty balanced, but R and SB are probably most needed in terms of offensive stats.

    Blackmon (just hit waivers)
    Souza (currently my bench bat)
    Fowler

    Thanks!

  72. Booyahtastic says:
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    Would you rather own Votto or Bautista rest of season? I need RBI and Votto hasn’t hit a homer in awhile, but Im hesitant to pull the trigger on anything with Bautista’s shoulder. Thanks!

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Booyahtastic:
      Close, Bautista will hit more home runs, if that is what you want. Shoulder scares me, too.

  73. Jon says:
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    Heyward+Glasnow or Carrasco in a keep-18/keep forever league where pitching is at a premium?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Carrasco

  74. Jon says:
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    Joc or Wacha in a keep-18/keep forever league where pitching is at a premium?

    How about Joc or Arrieta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Joc…Arrieta

  75. SF says:
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    Is Alexei Ramirez droppable in a 12-team l eague?

    Currently have Bogaerts and Russell who can fill in for SS and MI (and DeShields has 2B eligibility for the MI spot too) so it’s not like I’m short on MIs.

    Looking to pick up Hamilton as I currently have Puig, Dickerson and Myers out and need some life in my outfield.

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @SF:
      Sure

  76. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft (5×5–H2H)

    C- Yasmani Grandal
    1B- Paul Goldschmidt
    2B- Brian Dozier
    3B- Evan Longoria
    SS- Ian Desmond
    OF- Nelson Cruz, Polanco, OZUNA
    Util- Jose Abreu, Chris Davis

    Bench- Myers (DL), Belt
    DL- Anthony Rendón
    DL- d’Arnaud

    SP- Arrieta, deGrom, Salazar, Buchholz, Lackey, Karns
    RP- Rosenthal, Rodney, Street, Wade Davis

    Bats available- Lind, Souza, Morneau, Bruuuce, Folwer, J. Harrison, and J. Hamilton

    Pitchers available- Harang, Rubby, Wada, Fiers, Shoe, P Hughes, Bolsinger, Jimmy Nelson, and Grilli recently was dropped

    Just acquired Abreu…traded away Kluber. Looking to drop Belt to gain another SP. Hopefully Myers won’t be out long leaving Polanco or OZUNA to be my bench bat. Just wanted to make sure getting an SP was the smartest move.

    1. Do you like any of the available listed players over mine?
    2. Is dropping Belt for an SP the move I should make? Who would be the add out of the list above?

    I’ve been brushing up on my Razzball glossary!

    best as always man
    ryan

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Fiers over Fister (recently dropped) and McCullers?

        thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  77. Strolg says:
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    It takes a pretty serious Wong to hit against the Colon in the one hole

  78. Wilsonian says:
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    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    1) Am I dumping Rodon for a streamer spot? The rest of my rotation is pretty solid – Scherzer, Cole, Kluber, Odorizzi, Archer, Paxton, A.Wood, McHugh

    2) Am I dumping Ziegler for Tolleson? Only have Miller, Soria, Ramos and Ziegler as Closers/MRs.

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Wilsonian:
      I’d hang onto Rodon, if at all possible. But, as it is only an 8 person league, you can probably find decent replacements anyhow.

  79. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Who do you think ends up with more saves Ziegler or Tolleson?

  80. Andy says:
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    Polanco was dropped in my league. Is he worth rostering at the expense of some FAAB ($6-$10) and some roster fodder (i have I. Nova stashed)?

    • Andy says:
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      @Andy: I have a baller OF of Harper, Braun, Brantley, Garcia….lost Dickerson to the DL…we start 3

  81. LOOGY & Messina says:
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    David,
    Hey Grey,

    I am torn between two lead off hitting outfielders in a 14 team weekly points league, Choo and Fowler. I am deep at the position in our 3 OF format and expect to drop one once Puig returns to my lineup.

    Which of Choo and Fowler is more expendable and why?

    Some of our scoring values: HR (10). SB (5) RBI (2). R (2) BB (1) K (-1) DBL (3) TRIPLES (5)

  82. Joebob says:
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    Please rank ROS, 10 team NL only keeper league: Wada, Jamie Garcia, Bolsinger, Locke, B Anderson…

    Thanks!

  83. Marco says:
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    Great write up! Today, I woke up to Dickerson and gio for Teheran and hosmer. While I’m not thrilled about it, I’m interested in moving Teheran. Should I try for Dickerson and another pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marco: I wouldn’t trade for Dickerson if possible

  84. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Pick up Wada for Happ, McCullers, Nelson or Hold?

  85. Nate says:
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    Looking for replacements for recently DL’ed guys:

    For Segura at SS: Crawford, A Escobar, Espinosa
    For Dickerson and Myers at OF pick 2: Souza, Inciarte, Byrd, Moss, Granderson, Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: Alcides… Souza, Moss

  86. B says:
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    rank these guys ROS, thanks.

    Addison Russell
    Brandon Philips
    Simmons
    Cozart
    DeShields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B: You did

  87. Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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    As much as I want to love Wilin… I was at Coors last night and his “baseball instincts” are just a tad off. Made 3 funky bad plays at first, and got thrown out by a mile trying to stretch a single into a double, killed the rally. Dood hits, but everything else is shaky

      • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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        @Grey: Sandman Flute

  88. joe says:
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    Drop McGee for Tolleson and Drop Rodon for Ventura?

    Within striking distance of first in saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Yes on both

  89. Squatchy As Hell says:
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    Hey Grey, thoughts on this trade: I send Dickerson, I receive Strasburg.

  90. Andre says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    Trade question for you. Which side wins? Freeman, A. Russell, and Harvey for Encarnacion and Desmond.

    H2h, keeper league with 5 keepers for unlimited amount of time….Hits,Avg, Runs, HR, Steals, walks, and RBI …..Wins, L’s, K’s, QS, ERA, Saves, and WHIP

    • chucky says:
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      Harvey makes the difference

  91. TOGMAN says:
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    Should I add Correa? Current SS: Bogaerts
    12-team H2H 6×6 OPS, QS

    But doing so would mean I have to drop a pitcher.
    SP6-SP9: Hughes, Paxton, Buchholz, Rubby
    RP4: Cecil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TOGMAN: Let’s see how Buch looks today

  92. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I do NOT want to drop Avisail. That is all.

  93. Phil of the Future says:
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    I’m rolling out the Dbacks offense this afternoon. Well, three of them. Be a bum, Latos. Do it. You know you want to….

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I love it! Let’s get it done, bb!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so, BB! I need a spark

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: me too, man. is 0-2 with 2Ks good?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Saving it up for late game dramatics!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I like where your head’s at!. Late game bases loaded double, maybe? That would be fine.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Extra inning grand salami!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I just got all tingly

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sure loving that batty call by Peralta

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Literally couldn’t have gone better. I’m really happy right now.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  94. UncleLarryWalker says:
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    Nice Wire reference…Stringer Bell approves.

  95. Ryan741 says:
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    Quick trade question. H2H points league, I was offered Tulo for Carrasco. I’m a little concerned about Tulo and I love Carrasco, but I feel like I should pull the trigger. I’ve been running out a shit show at SS, and I still have Kershaw/Kluber/Wacha/McHugh/Burnett/Rubby/Taijuan and would drop my SS of the day and pick up Shoemaker. Thoughts?

  96. Hey Grey. I may have made a mistake (feeling buyer’s remorse this morning). 12-team H2H 5×5 category standard league.

    Here’s my roster:

    C Russell Martin
    1B Edwin
    2B N Walker
    3B Carlos Santana
    SS Hanley Ramirez
    CI Lucas Duda
    MI Alexei Ramirez
    OF Mike Trout
    OF Jose Bautista
    OF Adam Jones *
    OF Shin-Soo Choo
    OF Denard Span (SAGNOF)
    UTIL Steven Souza Jr. (SAGNOF)
    Bench Carlos Correa
    Bench Rusney Catillo

    P Clayton Kershaw
    P Yordano Ventura
    P Clay Buchholz
    P Mike Fiers
    RP Kenley Jansen
    RP Trevor Rosenthal
    RP Brett Cecil
    RP Shawn Tolleson (SAGNOF)
    RP Brad Ziegler (SAGNOF)
    RP AJ Ramos (SAGNOF)

    DL Sean Doolittle
    DL Patrick Corbin

    I traded Adam Jones for Corey Kluber straight up because I felt like with him as an SP2 my team would be more complete but I was doing just fine streaming after Kershaw. But I also wanted to clear a roster space for Castillo with him about to get the call — not to mention Doolittle and Corbin about to come off the DL — and still having Correa.

    So question is, given my roster, was Adam Jones for Kluber OK? Ugh I hate buyer’s remorse.

    Thanks buddy!

      • @Grey: Afraid you were going to say that. You’ve trained me not to overpay for pitching and here I am zigging when I should have zagged. Kershaw and Kluber (although I didn’t draft the former).

        I’ll figure something out. Probably hold on and see what the next couple of weeks bring.

        Appreciate your help.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Grey,

    Continuing my petition in re: possible trade v FA add to cover for Dickerson to the DL scenario of yesterday. My offer of Dickerson for Cespedes was declined. Would you trade Dickerson for Moss?

    In a thirteen-team 6 x 6 with OPS and Holds, starting 3 position-specific OF bats (LF, CF, RF). With Dickerson to the DL, I was looking to add a LF option via a low-level deal. Other than Dickerson, my current LF options are Kemp (in which case I’d play Burns in CF) and Hanley (where I’d play Yunel at SS). I don’t want to bank on Yunel and Burns seems a guy that I can’t bank on being in there and could cost me in OPS. So I was looking at depth guys on other rosters and was interested in B. Moss. It seemed that team could use Holds, so I offered Hughes.

    The owner expects a couple of his current closers to become Holds guys (Boxberger and Clippard), so he doesn’t feel the pressing need to add Hughes. However, he said he would do Cuddyer for Hughes or Moss for Dickerson. He then declined my Dickerson for his Cespedes.

    I don’t really want Cuddyer, but considering that it would only cost me Hughes, I could take that instead. I need to be looking for a bat with LF and/or CF eligibility to keep Hanley at SS, and I’d likely prefer a FA to Cuddyer.

    LF FA options include the likes of Rasmus, D. Peralta, K. Davis, or David “Nobody Effs With” DeJesus. CF options might be a bit more lucrative as they include Gose, Maybin, Dannys, and Eaton. If I added Dannys he could also serve as my backup SS.

    Here’s my roster for more context:

    C Stephen Vogt, Oak 1B, C !
    1B Jose Abreu, CWS 1B, DH
    2B Dee Gordon, Mia 2B
    3B Nolan Arenado, Col 3B
    SS Hanley Ramirez, Bos SS, LF DTD
    LF Matt Kemp, SD CF, LF, RF
    CF Billy Burns, Oak CF S
    RF Josh Reddick, Oak RF S
    UTIL Jorge Soler, ChC RF
    Bench Corey Dickerson*, Col LF DL15
    Bench Brett Lawrie, Oak 3B, 2B S
    Bench Yunel Escobar, Wsh SS, 3B
    PITCHERS
    SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS ACTION
    P Drew Storen, Wsh RP
    P Santiago Casilla, SF RP
    P Junichi Tazawa, Bos RP
    P Aaron Barrett, Wsh RP
    P Roberto Osuna, Tor SP, RP
    P Jared Hughes, Pit RP
    P Yimi Garcia, LAD RP
    P Danny Salazar, Cle SP
    P Brad Ziegler, Ari RP
    Bench Jake Arrieta, ChC SP
    Bench Carlos Carrasco, Cle SP, RP
    Bench Trevor Bauer, Cle SP
    Bench Miguel Gonzalez, Bal SP
    DL Sean Doolittle*, Oak RP DL15

    I’m currently considering making FAA bids on Gose (dropping Miguel Gonzalez) and Burgos (dropping Yunel).

    Updated nutshell questions:
    1) Deal Dickerson for Moss
    2) Add a FA (please rank the top of the mentioned options)
    3) Deal Hughes for Cuddyer

    Thanks again, Internet amigo.

  98. Joeg414 says:
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    Batty Call for today ( Already pickuped up Grichuk ) .Which One ?
    -Early Games In Lineup:
    Lagares vs J.Garica
    J.Mayberry vs Garcia
    Bour vs A.Bradley
    -Late Games , not sure if in lineup :
    DeJesu vs Chavez
    Loney vs Chavez
    Coghlan vs Despaingne
    Napoli vs W.Rodriguez
    -I usually like to pickup someone I know who’s in the lineup.

  99. Helldiver says:
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    10 Team AL Only Yahoo Keeper league

    With Reyes coming back I need to drop someone. Who? (k)-denotes final year keeper

    Zunino(k), Edwin, Forsythe, Machado(k), Calhoun(k), A. Garcia, D. Deshields, S. Pearce, D. Santana(k), B. Miller, Donaldson, Correa(NA),R. Castillo(k)

    Paxton(k), Hutchinson, Rodon, Salazar, Hughes, Cecil, Carson Smith, Z. McAllister, Tolleson, Gausman(DL)

      • Helldiver says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I was thinking as well. I actually just picked him up today to hit against a lefty as I had an empty spot. I had finally had enough of Tijuan so said gone gone to him.

        I was thinking of picking up Schoop and putting him in the DL spot Reyes will be coming out of. Any other DL candidates that come to mind?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rendon

          • Helldiver says:
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            @Grey: It’s an AL only league. :(

  100. phennore says:
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    In a 18-team 5×5 league, would you drop any of these guys for Wada:

    Samardzija, Miguel Gonzalez, Happ?

  101. ben says:
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    You also sound like Triumph the Insult Comic Dog…. Oh Jaaace!

  102. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u trade Harper for Rizzo?

  103. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Brett Lawrie upgrade: Forty Thirty. Somebody give him a map around the bases and back to home plate, please.

    Maxie Rosenbloom was hilarious on Duffy’s Tavern this morning.

  104. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, great Intro, I was quite surprised to see you quoting the overrated “Check Your Head” album, HA! Fun Fact, “Don’t be a Faggot” was the initial album name the Beastie Boy’s wanted for “License to Ill”. Good thing their record label shut them down on that one.

    I’m glad that you pointed out how terrible the Roxs have been at home. I’m heavily invested and it’s frustrating as heck to see Harang dominate in Coors and then Severino Gonzalez last night, WTF, gotta be the weather right or are we in Bizzaro world?

    I’m finally getting into the daily leagues via Fanduel or Draft Kings. I’ve been piggy backing off my buddee who has a Fanduel account, I’ve been doing good so I wanted to sign up for my own account. Do I have to do Draftkings or does Razzball have promo codes for both? What is the promo code?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: HA! Nice fact, and good call… It’s a weather thing in Colorado, they’ll be okay (hopefully)… If you don’t subscribe to Stream-o-Nator, DFSbot or Hitter-Tron, you can deposit money and get them, I believe… More questions for Rudy in Stream-o-Nator comments

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: BFF, Come on I bought the Platinum Package on the first day, BFF needs to eat too! I know how to use all the tools. When I read the Daily write ups they always put a disclaimer to sign up through Razzball (wanted to make sure you guys get credit for it or however it works)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think so, honestly, it’s more a Rudy thing…

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: k, TY

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              NP, BFF

  105. The Lebowskis says:
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    Great post Grey –

    If you had to pick 2 for ROS: Rubby/Wada/Chavez?

    Thanks!

  106. B says:
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    Hamburgers or Sausage, tough call?

    • PK says:
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      @B: Burgers are more dynamic

  107. G says:
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    What’s your thought on Reyes when he comes back and for ROS? Thinking of making some offers for him since I have santana and miller at SS. Is offering someone like Chris Davis reasonable or too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: I’d prefer Davis to Reyes

  108. TJ says:
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    Looking for your opinions on selling some players while they might still have value…

    Hanley
    Jose Abreu (Where’s the power?)
    Adam Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Depends what you’re getting

  109. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please rank , A.Escobar,Xander,Russell,J.Ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cohen: Alcides, Xander

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks for all the help Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. slimbo says:
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    Sv+h league

    Would you drop Zeigler for Mccallister?

    That K9 is niceeee – insert borat voice here

  111. Hambino says:
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    Aoki or Marisnick?

  112. Jon says:
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    Arenado or McHugh in a keep-18/keep forever league where pitching is at a premium?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Arenado

  113. Mark says:
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    In a year long points league…

    Who do you prefer ROS? Yordano V. or Tyson R.?

  114. JoeCool says:
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    Lind + Quintana for Bumgarner

    Do you believe in Lind and Quintana’s upside this year? Or easily Bumgarner?

  115. Wilson says:
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    Drop Feliz now? Or hold him for a while? Thanks

  116. Steve Stevenson says:
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    H2H matchup I’m trying to protect a WHIP lead and avoid losses from my SP, as I don’t have a realistic chance to catch my opponent in W and K. Need to start at least 1 of these 4, can start all 4 if I want, depending how the matchup goes. Please rank, and let me know if there are any you’d sit:

    Salazar @CHW (Danks) today (SON $16.4)
    Cole vNYM (Syndergaard) tomorrow ($25.6)
    Carrasco vCin (Leake) tomorrow ($34.0)
    Arrieta @Ari (Rubby) Saturday ($24.7)

  117. Filkarri says:
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    Streamonator seems to hate J.A. Happ, solid as he has been so far. Staying away from him against the ho hum baltimore offense today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see avoiding

  118. Joe Boo says:
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    Great stuff as usual Grey!

    Can you rank these SPs for ROS…

    Wada, Chavez, J. Garcia, Elias

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Chavez, Wada

  119. Mr Boombastic says:
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    H2H League QS instead of Saves….ROS Ranking….Eovaldi Kelly Wada Taquan Hendricks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wada, Eo

  120. Happyharry says:
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    12 Team, H2H, 6X6 – Not alot of trading in my league, but I’m looking for a possible trade maybe for Betts, Upton or Posey..what trade possibilities do you see between the two teams listed . Thanks Man.
    Me
    C Yasmani Grandal – James McCann
    1B Miguel Cabrera
    2B Kolten Wong
    3B Pablo Sandoval
    SS Erick Aybar
    MI Jason Kipnis
    CI Chase Headley
    OF Yoenis Cespedes
    OF Brett Gardner
    OF Carlos Gomez
    OF Gregory Polanco
    OF Denard Span
    DH Mike Moustakas
    P Sale, Grienke, Ross, Ordorizzi, Archer, deGro, Fiers, Folty, G.Holland

    Him
    C Buster Posey – C Carlos Perez
    1B Freddie Freeman
    2B Devon Travis
    3B Pedro Alvarez
    SS Andrelton Simmons
    MI Neil Walker
    CI Mark Teixeira
    OF Mookie Betts
    OF Billy Hamilton
    OF Josh Reddick
    OF George Springer
    OF Justin Upton
    DH Adam Lind
    DL Puig, Wright, DeArnaud
    P Pineda, Sanchez, Liriano, Bradley, Paxton, Santiago, A.Chapman, Pomeranz, Robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke and Moustakas for Upton?

      • Happyharry says:
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        Thanks man..would you trade Greinke for his Betts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  121. Matty says:
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    Just looking for Papa Grey’s approval here:
    I just traded Hosmer for Sonny and Bauer for Strasburgh.
    I did good, right pop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  122. Reid says:
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    Just curious of your take on Duda at this point. Average and on-base is great, but zero power and minimal RBI chances. Is this just a case of the April/May’s or would a guy like Rosario be better to own? I have Frazier in my Utility spot, I could move him to 1B since he has the eligibility and play a 4th OF (Ozuna or Harrison) and bench Duda…or should I just r-e-l-a-x and let Duda do what he do? 11 team keeper, roto.

    Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His power will come around

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: Preach!

        • Simply Fred

          Fred Barker says:
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          @Reid: Power came around sooner than later!

  123. Chernobyl says:
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    I’m thinking of taking a flyer on McCullers’ upside in a league where the pitching waiver is exceedingly thin.

    I’ve got a who’s who of crap filling out my roster behind a few real starters. Who would you drop for McCullers? – Happ, Shoemaker, Archie Bradley or Rubby De LaRosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one

  124. ashtray says:
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    Arenado OPS at home is .634
    Arenado OPS away is .928

    How is that even possible?

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: And now he’s not in today’s lineup. I stacked my roster this week to take advantage of all the games in Colorado and so far it’s been a bust.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s early and it snowed in April in Colorado

  125. J-FOH says:
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    I was having some wonderful with my coffee this morning and thought of you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: baklava

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No you’re not

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: is that an order? I got a guy over here that makes homemade all the time at this Mediterranean spot I frequuent. So good, not overly sweet. Oh those layers of goodness.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t believe you, I think you’re just trying to get Grey’s goat!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: hahaha. No seriously. I love the baklava. you know I’m a large mammal. next time you and cougs go to palm Springs you can stop it’s right off the freeway

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Heading out soon, prolly following Friday

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: really how long? I might have to go inspect a property in Palm desert next week

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Won’t be there next week, prolly for a month, until ASG

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      damn, ballin’ at the cougar den for a month, besides sweating, what else do you do out there?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hot tubbing, pooling, inviting royce! to talk about fantasy baseball!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      are you trying to make me jealous of Royce!?…because it’s working

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Who me?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I get it, it looks awkward when we are together, I make you stand out like someone important and Royce makes you blend in.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hey, you can still be our bouncer!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      you just don’t want me to come to the pool and do cannonballs…..always your bouncer, Royce on the other hand looks kinda like he can scrap.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He’s the last line of defense when I exit my bubble

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      you don’t mix well in reality

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, nope!

  126. Chris says:
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    Grey who do you like more ROS in a standard 12 team H2h League? Souza or Polanco? And how close is it? I own Polanco and he has sucked lately and I think Harrisson is taking over the lead off spot. Polanco also sits vs lefties. Souza is a free agent. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, close

  127. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, in a 12 team keeper, H2H points league (ignoring positional needs, salary, etc) who do you like better for the next 2-3 years: D. Salazar or M. Betts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  128. Bye Felicia says:
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    Wong’s dong crushes Fartolo’s Colon.

    Yes this made me happy too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Great White North says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Thats just Wong

  129. Frank Condor says:
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    Struggling to find a good value for Tulo going forward. Would you give up an Arrieta for Tulo? Lester? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  130. Because JA's Happ-y says:
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    Drop any of the following for Bauer in a keeper?
    Chavez
    Happ
    Chris Young?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young

  131. FrankGrimes says:
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    Look for me at ATT today.
    My sign says Clayton is Puke.
    But other side says I (heart) Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      YES!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Be nice to Clayton, he is one of the nicest guys in the game. Besides Puig is Puke has a better ring to it.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: @J-FOH:
        Left my batteries at home since that dbag Puig ain’t playing.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @FrankGrimes: that’s shameful. I’d rather just try to fight the opposing teams fans

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @J-FOH:
            Ha my pax mellows me out too much for that but
            That’s easy for you when
            You’re the Big Ugly
            @Grey:

            • J-FOH says:
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              @FrankGrimes: Who says I’m not mellow, I only get angry with idiots and tools (see commnenters with one consonant)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Where’s my Grimey comment?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: he probably chocked on his vape and passed out on his mouse

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha…GRIMEY come back!

  132. Scott says:
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    Galvis, Odubel, or Jace Peterson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jace

  133. Wilson says:
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    Arenado or Longoria for ROS ? Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wilson: Nolan

  134. Steve says:
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    Time to drop Archie?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Steve: he was a steamer anyway

  135. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    One more…

    Wong/Russell/Greinke or Gordon/Desmond/Ventura?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Harvey Wallbangers: wong side. Greinke is best player in that deal and Ventura is usable 60% of the time. As much as I like Gordon he faded pretty hard last year after a strong start. If you could get a better arm thrown in instead of ventura then it would work.

  136. Wilson says:
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    Rizzo or Abreu for ROS ? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        thanks

        Is it because that Abreu’s power going down and Rizzo’s power still there?
        How do we know Abreu’s power won’t come back? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They weren’t that different in the preseason and Rizzo is actually hitting now

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey:

            Gocha, they are all good and close actually.
            I am happy to own both of them this season.

  137. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    FACT of THE DAY:

    There are 18 different animal shapes in the animal cracker zoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, if you bite off different body parts of the five animals in there

    • Scott says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: And the monkey is the only one with clothes! “I mock you with my monkey pants”

  138. Helldiver says:
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    Hitter Tron for the Win baby!!!

    Was looking for a daily pickup, after comparing in hittertron went with Pearce against Happ, and BAM 1st inning grandslam!!

    Still sure I should drop him for Reyes? lol

  139. royce! says:
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    I think I just received the worst trade proposal I’ve ever received in nearly 10 years of playing fantasy sports- I was offered Paxton for Jose Abreu. Is this a cry for help? Am I being trolled?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: maybe he clicked the wrong box on his team? Was this an RCL? I’ve had some bad ones this year. I’m not sure some of the guys I’m playing with know who I am since my team name doesn’t show my name

      • royce! says:
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        @J-FOH: Yeah, an RCL. Greinke is the only pitcher on his team that I would even consider close to Abreu, but I don’t think he simply clicked on the wrong box.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @royce!: I think you gave me a new term: trade trolling

      • royce! says:
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        @J-FOH: Turned out to not be a real offer- he just wanted to see if I wanted to trade a power bat for pitching – so oops on my part.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @royce!: I guess that email button makes zero sense. I’m working on my return trip to the Dego, when does the baby cake come out of the oven?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Just learned that it wasn’t a real offer; he was just reaching out to say he wants a power bat for a pitcher or something. Which makes me feel a lot better about this RCL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’ll get the talks started…

    • Great White North says:
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      @royce!: Thanks again for Hosmer!

      • royce! says:
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        @Great White North: My pleasure! I think that trade has helped us both, except for the 7 ER game from McHugh…blech

        • Great White North says:
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          @royce!: I really needed power. Since my two trades that day, I have gone from 11th to 3rd in that league.

  140. J-FOH says:
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    I got June 16th for my “when will Walt be fired” pool. I also got Ventura at June 25th. Any other takers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think they’re going anywhere

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: *sad trombone*

    • royce! says:
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      @J-FOH: I agree with Grey – both teams seem very loyal to management – but I’ve heard something might be brewing in San Diego, besides all of the beer…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Milwaukee?

        • royce! says:
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          @Grey: Well, actually, there has been some talk about trading for a SS from Milwaukee (Segura is blocking Orlando Arcia), but I meant more that Bud Black might get fired.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Black traded to the Brewers to play short? C’mon, royce!.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: spanky to the brewers?

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              @Grey: When Counsell took job in Milwaukee he wanted Pat Murphy to be his bench coach (Murphy is Counsell’s Old College Coach and Padres AAA manager.)

              San Diego wouldn’t release him, which is unheard of for a minor league guy who would be getting a bump to the majors. Scuttlebutt is they plan on replacing Black with Murphy when they fire him.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Black getting fired would surprise me

      • J-FOH says:
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        @royce!: Colorado loyal? They showed Hurdle and Tracey the door after doing more with less.

        • royce! says:
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          @J-FOH: I guess you’re right; I always considered them to be too stubborn when it came to management moves…Hurdle was their manager from 2002 to 2009, but Tracy got the boot in 2012 after like 3 years with em, so I can see your point.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @J-FOH: And Weiss is Scoascia Crazy without the world series ring to go with it.

  141. Two-Face says:
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    Shin -Soo Choo for Greg Holland?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Two-Face: holland side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  142. Scott says:
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    Streamers or Keepers?
    Chavez
    Hammel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league

  143. PB&J says:
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    I’m really trying to get this guys Donaldson but he is being difficult. What do you think of my Cruz, Pujols, Chase Anderson, and Perkins for his Donaldson and Scherzer? Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair

  144. dizzystpizzy says:
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    Batty call: Steve Pierce! Thanks Hitter-tron <3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Great White North says:
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      @dizzystpizzy: Don’t tell J-FOH

  145. Josh says:
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    Zobrist or Andrus ROS at shortstop position in 12 team mixed OBP redraft H2H league? Looks like Zobrist will be back very soon and he was just dropped in my league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

  146. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey and others
    Barrett, Giles, Yimi. Who will end up with the most holds? ROS
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yimi

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: I admit his Ks are tempting but the guy is an extreme fly ball pitcher (62%) with very insignificant groundball production (22%) and thus always good for a total meltdown. I owned and dropped him because when he goes down, he takes whole pitching categories with himself

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear that

  147. tony says:
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    carrasco for salazar, wich side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  148. PoonHunter says:
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    Would you pick up Tanaka, dont have current DL spot for him as I own Reyes and Puig, bottom pitching drop candidates are Bucholz , Rodon , H.Santiago, Paxton & Snydergaard, or scrap the Tanaka idea and grab Wada & for whom?

    Thank you,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  149. sniff test says:
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    Looking for a 5 to round out my SP: C-Mart, Gio, Bucholtz or Ballslinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at their next matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, which is likely Bolsinger

  150. Great White North says:
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    Just Latos being Latos

  151. jj says:
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    Tolleson over Cecil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  152. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Anytime the Marlins score 3 or more runs and Giancarlo hasn’t homered, I’d say that qualifies as a ticker tease.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  153. Speedy McGreedy says:
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    What do you say to the dynasty owners who view Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha as top 10-20 SP? If you disagree, where do they rank among SP for dynasty? Are they about to regress?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Speedy McGreedy: they should regress and are no where near top 10-20., I liked Wacha coming into this year but he is maybe at best a top 60 for dynasty, top 40 if you don’t count arms not in the bigs yet. Shelby is a massive sell high in there if thats what you are asking. He’s maybe a top 80 at this point and thats really iffy, IMHO

      I would like to see Mike’s opinion on this too.

      • Speedy McGreedy says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks guys. Care to throw out some good dynasty buy low guys who are maybe in that 40-80 range and could get into the 10-30 range?

        • Speedy McGreedy says:
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          @Speedy McGreedy: My situation is that I have this huge offensive surplus and roster space issues to boot. I need to take guys like Kemp, Sandoval, Rios, etc and trade them in bulk for more valuable dynasty assets. In my league, I know I will need to take 80 cents or 90 cents on the dollar to get this done, as pitching is at a premium and quite deep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 30-40

  154. Gareth says:
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    Drop carter or Revere?

    Total apples and oranges I know, but who’s the drop?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Gareth: one category roulette.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Gareth: although carter technically covers three categories when he occasionally hits home runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carter

  155. cubjet says:
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    Yasmany Tomas is currently available on waivers. My outfield consists of
    Ryan Zimmerman
    AJ Pollock
    Jorge Soler
    Josh Reddick
    Yasiel Puig

    Should I pick him up for one of these guys?
    I could also stand to lose one of my starting pitchers. Heston, Happ or Fiers are my 3 worst.

    Also should i use my #1 waiver on him?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Pollock

  156. B.o.B says:
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    Was offered Bumgarner for Adam Jones. I’m assuming you don’t like that so do you like any of the following to counter:

    Pence
    Holliday
    Reddick
    Gardner
    Ellsbury (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday for Bum?

  157. bigbear says:
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    Then little Timmy’s Dad realizes he’s got a job in Washington DC, the slush fund capital of the world. Timmy gets to take a trip up to Baltimore, Philly, NYC, NYCII, and Boston to see some teams with real fans (instead of the yuppy implants gathered from abroad). Cust kayin’!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @bigbear: so washington is like san francisco

  158. Warren says:
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    David Price is making me very happy I traded for him on Monday! Yes, its the whiffing Astros, but good to see him get his K – rate back up.

    Middle infield, man. Puke.

    Tulo is driving me insane at SS, but then I look around the league and realize everyone at short is terrible. Just gotta be patient and enjoy the summer Coors bombs (as long as he stays healthy)

    Started the year with Walker at 2nd and he’s been super underwhelming. He’s now on waivers while I’ve been riding the Schmotato Valbuena. His hot streak seems to be ending, so should I go back to the Walker well or get Espinosa, Phillips, Jace, Panik, or Owings. OBP league, don’t need any particular stat though, lineup is stacked outside of MI.

    • Warren says:
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      @Warren: anddd I jinxed him…ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya…Jace

  159. Q says:
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    I mean, look, when you have the opportunity to bench Arenado and Rosario to get Ben Paulsen and Daniel Descalso in the lineup, you’ve gotta do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  160. Jason says:
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    Lucroy, Wacha and 4th rounder (3 keepers) for his Cutch and Gerrit Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  161. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    chris taylor hit a triple last night, and given his BABIP and hard/med hit %, i think this guy is about to get red hot

    just felt like putting my feelings down in paper, anyone reading this can add him to your watch list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  162. Gareth says:
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    As Cram will attest, I bitched about Duda yesterday.

    DUDAAAAAA!!!!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: I think last year is the exception and not the norm

      • Cram It says:
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        @J-FOH: I agree, but he should be around 25 HR’s. Peeps definitely shouldn’t be up in arms if he falls short of last years production.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Gareth: Happy now?! Go bitch about someone who deserves it….

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Cram It: are you buying 2014 Duda? I wonder if they figured him out, his LD% is way up while his FB% is way down (like classic Hosmer). HR/FB should adjust up, hopefully when it heats up, but I’m not sold on him being a 30 HR hitter yet. It’s good he’s improved his K rate and walk rate, however slightly, but I question if teams have figured out how to throw to him. I haven’t watched many Mets games yet and he’s on my list of guys I need to see. why he is so down in power and higher in average?

        and why hasn’t Karns Nectar pitched?

        • Cram It says:
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          @J-FOH: Honestly, this year is too small of a sample size. I’m not going to read too much into FB/LD % this early. He’s crushing lefties and only so-so against righties so far. Which is ass backwards, for any lefty. He looks good at the plate, hitting the ball to all fields, good plate coverage and discipline. I don’t know if he’s changed his approach and he’s swapping power for avg intentionally but I thought coming into this year he was more of a 25 HR guy with a mediocre batting average. He COULD be a 30 HR guy but I’m not sold on it either. But again, this new Duda has me intrigued.

          Karns got his start pushed back because they want to give him some rest for the long haul. They believe in him!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Cram It: we are enough AB’s in to get an idea of what he’s doing. If not then all of Magoo’s fine work would be for not. Maybe he is not trying to hit homeruns and instead trying to drive the ball to be more of a team player or maybe he is frustrated with stupid nonsensical nicknames and wants to get away from that

            • Cram It says:
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              @J-FOH: Don’t tell Magoo then.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Cram It: Think I’m going to pitch about Carrasco and that inflated ERA.

        Sort it out Cookie!

  163. DiRo says:
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    In a standard ESPN league with keepers would you trade Tulo and Arrieta for Bogaerts and Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  164. Bruce the moose says:
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    Standard H2H 10 team points league
    this my baby. it’s 3-3 and sometimes i lay awake at night thinking what do i need to do with this team in order to please the Gods.
    Does everyone look in place and what would you rate them on a scale to 5?

    Also, do you agree that the Moistasskiss side of this trade is the better half?

    Cespedes/Moustakas/Rosenthal for Chris Davis/Escobar/Holland.

    thanks Grey Almighty

    Molina
    Abreu
    Kinsler
    Arenado
    Tulowitzki
    Cruz
    Jones
    Cespedes
    Moustakas

    Price
    Harvey
    Richards
    deGrom
    Samardzjia
    Rosenthal
    Jansen

    Calhoun
    Myers
    Syndergard
    Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the Yoenis side… Team looks solid, bit more solid on pitching…

  165. booya says:
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    12 teamer
    Which side would you want?
    Wong or Howie K, DeGrom & Bauer?

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @booya: are you saying give wong and get Kendrick, deGroom and Bauer? If so I want the deGrom side

      • jal179 says:
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        @J-FOH:

        agree

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  166. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. garcia, bolsinger, chase or hutch over any of wada, fiers or paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chase over Wada, but they’re all close depends on matchups

  167. Nightpandas says:
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    Afternoon sir,

    Arenado and Anibal vs Beltre and Melancon

    Arenado and Anibal vs Marte and Melancon

    Keep 11 , 15 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side

  168. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    did anyone hear about c dick getting surgery for foot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What?

      • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @Grey: my brother being an idiot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have a dog, no brother

          • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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            @Grey: pros and cons to both :)

  169. J-FOH says:
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    FFS, stupid mother f***ing Soria, take my win you heartless SOB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: is that a Blownzai! for someone else?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Blownzai!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: BLOWNZAIIIIIIII!

  170. AA says:
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    Is Yelich droppable at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  171. Gareth says:
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    Bench McHugh at Detroit tomorrow?

    After a nice start he’s been a bit iffy lately.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: Detroit has been iffy too, I’m starting him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  172. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I can trade Zobrist for Santana. Have Montero/Swihart and Mesoraco as catchers so that looks like a problem right?;-)
    Also have Owings as my current shortstop since Segura is on the DL. I’am in 5×5 12 teams keeper league (keep 7)
    What to do?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bas: If you can get Carlos Santana for Zobrist then high five yourself and hit accept

      • Bas says:
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        @J-FOH:
        Thanks J-Foh
        I will try to get Storen as a bonus and I give him Montero;-)

  173. Speedy McGreedy says:
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    Followed up on my comment above if you get a chance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All I see is Followed up on my comment above if you get a chance — just repeat the question

  174. KarlJ says:
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    Chase Anderson, Rubby or Chavez for Rest of Season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  175. tals23 says:
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    Would you own Wada over Jimmy Nelson In a head to head weekly points league, where the two most relevant pitching stats are wins(10 points) and strikeouts( .5 points each)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  176. Ty says:
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    Yelich has been so meh since coming off the DL. Would you drop for Y Thomas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Staying with the slav

  177. Mark says:
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    Please rank these MI for ROS!
    Andrus, Rollins, Boegarts, Daniel Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  178. The Flayed Man says:
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    Greetings,

    10 team h2h 5×5

    his Salazar for my Miller? I also have Clippard, Chapman and Allen.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  179. Tom says:
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    I have been very lucky in my OBP H2H league and find myself with a HUGE lead. I know its extremely early but I’m looking ahead at the playoffs. Washington has a very easy schedule in September. SF has a tougher one. I was thinking about proposing my Bumgarner, Cecil, Calhoun for his Strasberg, Jansen & Betts. Is this a good idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  180. Speedy McGreedy says:
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    We discussed Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha as regression candidates, and you said they are top 30-40 pitchers in a dynasty format.

    I’d like to know if you have any ideas for good dynasty buy low SP who are maybe in that 40-80 range and could get into the 10-30 range or better.

    My situation is that I have this huge offensive surplus and roster space issues to boot. I need to take guys like Kemp, Sandoval, Rios, etc and trade them in bulk for more valuable dynasty assets. In my league, I know I will need to take 80 cents or 90 cents on the dollar to get this done, as pitching is at a premium and quite deep.

    Just searching for ideas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you might be underestimating the value of veterans… You should be able to trade Kemp, Sandoval, etc and trade them for better than 40-80 SPs

  181. Ron says:
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    trade my Mookie, Fowler, & Ryan Zimmerman for Carlos Gomez and Ian Desmond ( have no shortstop, crowded outfield, and three 3rd basmen(Arenado, Machado, Zimm))??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  182. Ships says:
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    Dickerson and surgery rumors.

    Manager Walt Weiss joined MLB Network Radio to discuss the state of his team, including the injury situations surrounding outfielder Corey Dickerson and infielder Justin Morneau.

    “Weiss on MLB Radio: surgery is option for Dickerson, “but not a great option… that’d be a last resort.” “Holding out hope” that rest works.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  183. Mike says:
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    A.Simmons or B.Crawford??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  184. Pedro Cerrano says:
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    Yo G

    Would you trade Desmond for Sale? Is it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  185. Great White North says:
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    I have Price in one of my 2 RCLs, and Soria in my other. Do I need to have two of my ribs removed to make this easier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  186. J-FOH says:
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    Did you watch the music video yesterday?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, give it to me again…Survivor and Letterman finale played tricks on my time…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: and I was all up on the new Masterchef last night

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, it’s on my DVR for tonight!

  187. nick the dick says:
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    It ain’t all good, but Grey i’m cool. Feeling great, feeling good, how are you?

    https://youtu.be/ro5-mZRUyEI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Listening right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s too bohemian for me, I think

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Haha you never cease to suprise me. Not all his songs are not-really-rapping. Thats what I like about him, he has many different styles. Guys has a rock and jazz band. Go listen to Black on Both Sides before you disregard him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like jazz unless it’s the Guru doing jazzmatazz… RIP…. I own Black on Both Sides — the shows I have starred in iTunes: Ms. Fat Booty, Know That, Rock N Roll and Umi Says

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey:… dot dot dot, that’s all I got

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I’m listening to the album now… Hip Hop was solid and Got

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Coo. New World Water is my fav. I mean, you don’t have to like it if you don’t wanna. But it says clearly on the package of the Jump to Conclusions Mat not to be used for judging music

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, that song is solid too… The middle of this album isn’t bad at all… I think the beginning turned me off and never got into it…Growing on me for sure

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Yup understandable. His stuff is a worthwhile listen if only to stray from the mundane, bohemian as he may be. Didn’t mean to make you go listen, I was just saying hello!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, he doesn’t sound bohemian at all, just jazzing/loungey kinda, right?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m digging on the album now!

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Nice! I knew he was up your alley!!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: put enough links up? Jeebus Nick. I’m still all stuck on Bronson

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, liking the funk more

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: JFoh: (no reply button on your comment) Ha, wanted to give Grey a couple different tastes. How much Bronson have you dug into? Blue Chips? Dr. Lecter? Well Done? All awesome. He really is one of my favorite newer artists.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I haven’t dug at all

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah sorry that was for JFoh, sometimes the comments dont have the reply button…glad you like some of that Mos though

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah…Gotcha…

  188. rcs says:
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    12 team roto.. starting Buchholz tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  189. agarthered says:
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    Waiting to see how Buchholz does this evening..but him or yordano ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buch, hopefully, peripherals point that way at least

  190. Gareth says:
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    Grabbed Aoki and Pagan a day early for my Colorado stack and They had the ignominy of facing Kershaw. Thought “what the hell” and had them all face Clayton today.

    Aoki 2/3
    Pagan 2/4 2 runs
    Pence 2/4 2 rbi’s
    Crawford 1/1 rbi

    Roll on Corrs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  191. Long Bawls says:
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    It’s inevitable: There’s gonna be a Wada Lincecum matchup, and Tipper Gore’s gonna dust off her protesting shoes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  192. The Great Knoche says:
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    In the “who cares” baseball trivia department, Jorge De La Rosa became the Rockies franchise Strikeout leader today. Passing Ubaldo.

    22 years as a franchise and that’s the best they can do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pitching ain’t their strong suit

  193. SteveNZ says:
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    Er, double play for Buchholz here, please.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: For crying out loud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugly first there

    • Gareth says:
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      @SteveNZ: I avoided Red Sox pitchers this year. BUCHOLZ and Porcello both have that “you think they’re good but they’re not” going for them.

      Masterson hasn’t been right for a while and Miley and Kelly are “meh.”

      How the Bostonians ever thought they’d compete with that staff is beyond me.

  194. JoeCool says:
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    Traded Quintana/Hughes/Lind for Salazar/Cecil

    Did I win the move? Lind was bench bat, pitching is now:

    Carrasco
    Salazar
    Fiers
    STREAM
    STREAM
    Robertson
    Familia
    Allen
    Cecil
    Boxberger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  195. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Rubby, Frias, or Wada? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Mmm. Love Rubby Frias. A Cajun delight!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  196. Jake Taylor says:
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    Grey

    I am in need of SS help! Guy is offering me Reyes for my Carrasco?

    Do you still believe in Carrasco or should i pull the tigger?

    • Gareth says:
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      @Jake Taylor: Reyes is damaged goods that fell off the back of a truck.

      • Gareth says:
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        @Gareth: and if you “pull the Tigger” Winnie the Pooh may take umbridge.

        Hold onto Cookie.

        • Jake Taylor says:
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          @Gareth:

          Thanks guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  197. poundsand says:
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    Drop Julio T for Hammel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  198. Gareth says:
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    In the diamondbacks marlins game today:

    Dyson with the loss. Chafin for the win.

    It was a little uncomfortable but worth it in the end.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Vacuum humor not doing it for you Grey?

        That sucks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  199. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, braun/volquez for archer/wong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer, it’s fair

  200. Gareth says:
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    I miss the impact Brett Lawrie had on my team and truly regret dropping him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      240

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: my comment was so laced in sarcasm it hurt my eyes.

        420!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          240!

          • Gareth says:
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            @Grey: dyslexia is a real issue.

  201. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    pts league team i took over recently with -1 for K’s and +1 BBs and 5 for wins/saves/holds so i stashed osuna in SP slot
    posey
    duda
    j.peterson
    desmond
    c.davis
    LF revere
    OF ozuna
    RF calhoun
    util ortiz
    BN – a.guerrero (lately desmond gets benched when guerrero plays, j.peterson to SS)
    SP near dail stream spot/chavez/osuna (only 3 daily spots)
    RP perkins/betances
    BN paxton/fiers/cashner/carrasco/quintana
    No negative pts for pitchers so freeroll to stream all the time. 16 team league, other than posey and probably c.davis (but he does lose some value from K’s) do i have enough other keepers such that i shouldn’t grab correa now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab Correa

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Grey: over who?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Guerrero

  202. Great White North says:
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    And I’m on my way
    I don’t know where I’m goin’
    I’m on my way, I’m takin’ my time
    But I don’t know where

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  203. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    NL only drop who appears to be backup bourjos for one of COL OF (do we yet know who’s starting? b.barnes is listed as backup but he did well today starting). paulsen/barnes/ynoa. Yesterday Ynoa was listed as starter, today his name was paulsen. but paulsen didn’t start in OF today, he was at 1B with rosario off today, and obviously 1B long term won’t be a job for any of these. counting stats only H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulsen

  204. SteveNZ says:
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    You can add Shoemaker to the list of pitchers who will never pitch well when I own and/or start him, though will be great when I bench him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that’s a long list!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Hey! Fiers and Siegrist are the only others I can think of at the moment, but give me the rest of the evening…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Stupid Donaldson can’t hit him though.

  205. Eric says:
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    Yo gray who wins this trade? Miguel Cabrera for encarnacion and harvey

    • Gareth says:
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      @Eric: encarnacion / harvey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  206. Great White North says:
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    Man, Bogarts takes forever when he is up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, and rarely anything to show for it

  207. Gareth says:
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    K’zar looking good tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is

  208. Gareth says:
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    Brian mccann and Ben Revere for Ian Desmond fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For the person getting Desmond

  209. J-FOH says:
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    please watch Masterchef tonight, so many characters to talk about. It’s a good time to be a couch potato

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, when I’m done with the roundup I will… I’m psyched that Christina Tosi’s on…She’s the one that invented crack pie

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I love me some crack…pie

        she’s great on it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          More like crack/pie

  210. Gareth says:
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    Pattern tonight.

    Salazar hitting consistently hitting 98 mph but keeps getting behind in the count. Gives up a hit / walk. In the stretch he rears back and gets a couple of timely strikeouts to get out of the inning.

    Also – Jose Abreu owners have cause for concern. Looks like he got hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great

  211. Espn fantasy baseball editor looking for help? says:
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    Grey

    Can shoemaker get optioned back to AAA?

    I think he has given up a hr in every game this year. Dude stinks with his 88mph crapball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he looks off

  212. Gareth says:
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    Stuck with 2 catchers.

    Option 1: trade brian mccann for not much.

    Option 2: sell high and trade vogt for a decent piece.

    What would be a fair return for each of those guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop McCann

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Gareth: haven’t you had 2 catchers all year though?

  213. Bartolo's Cologne says:
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    I send Arenado for Keuchel straight up? Currently using Nado at the Util.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  214. SteveNZ says:
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    Just the 10 stranded runners combined for Avisail and Donaldson tonight. Jesus.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @SteveNZ: Avasail has 5 innings yet…..they could get to 15.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Up to 14 if you throw Santana in there too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ugh

  215. The Great Knoche says:
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    Will Smith with some mysterious goo gets tossed for doctoring baseball, and somehow Fredi Gonzalez figured it out all the way from the dugout.

    Now if only he could figure out to play Cameron Maybin everyday and bat him lead off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, the Maybin thing is baffling

  216. dk says:
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    1) Richards or Carrasco?
    2) Give Richards for Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco…2) Sure

  217. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    I need help in ERA and WHIP.
    I had this offered..

    give- Ben Revere.
    get- Andrew Cashner.

    (I just traded to get Revere a few days ago giving up Melancon).

    I also need help in AVG which is why I traded for Revere. should I hold him and look to trade someone else for a different pitcher?

    MY TEAM
    CA- Rosario (Gomes DL). 1B- Morales. 2B- Lalbuena (Rendon DL). 3B- Machado. SS- AlxRamirez. IN- Buter.
    OF- Marte. OF- Pederson. OF- Revere. OF- Eaton. UT- Parades.
    BN- ArmRamirez, Flores, Owings, Colabello, Ethier.
    DL- Rendon. DL- Gomes.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- AnSanchez. RP- Rondon. RP- Grilli.
    P- Tolleson. P- Romo. P- McHugh.
    BN- Latos, Fiers, CAnderson, MWright
    DL- Morrow. DL- Morton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner side

  218. Chris says:
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    H2H Points league….Quintana is on waivers. Who should I drop for him ROS?
    Leake
    Rodon
    Shane Greene

    Thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris: Leake

    • jal179 says:
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      @Chris:

      Greene is pretty boring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them…Can lose Leake

  219. jal179 says:
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    Any Yelich panickers out there? Ol’ pubeless is bordering on droppable status in 10 teamers starting 5 OFers….

    Pujols for Arrieta or Shields fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Arrieta, it’s fair

  220. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing Avisail. Has been useless this week.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @SteveNZ: he’s hit 2 HR and has 8 RBIs, this week.

      Last 2 days….not so much.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Not when he’s been in my starting lineup he doesn’t!

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @SteveNZ: still shouldn’t index it by saying this week then.

  221. jal179 says:
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    10 teamer weekly h2h. Comments on areas of improvement appreciated.
    C- McCann
    1b- AGon
    2b- Howie
    3b- Miggy
    SS- Alcides
    MI- Devon Travis
    CI- Pujols
    OF- Marte
    OF- Cruz
    OF- Pollock
    OF- Avisail
    OF- Fowler
    B- Teix
    B- Yelich
    SP- Max
    SP- Hamels
    SP- DeGrom
    SP- Richards
    SP- Wacha
    SP- Odorizzi
    SP- Syndergaard
    RP- Holland
    RP- Rondon
    RP- Miller
    RP- AJ Ramos

    Currently have an offer on the table of my Rondon for Tyson Ross.

    Debating dropping D Travis for Daniel Murphy.

    Debating moving Pujols for a mid tier starter and using Teix as my CI.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Ross…Go with Murphy…

      • jal179 says:
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        @Grey:

        Figured. Thanks boss

  222. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Can you rank uhera Rondon (chc) soria and grilli for rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  223. The Great Knoche says:
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    Interesting one…

    Tulo/Arrieta For Miggy/Carrasco?

  224. jal179 says:
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    Someone dropped Crush Davis!!!

    Crush or Teix ROS as CI 10 teamer redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crush

  225. Groovy says:
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    Drop Ziegler or syndergaard for rainey stash?

    • Groovy says:
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      @Groovy: rusney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  226. nick the dick says:
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    I hate when I think Deja Vu is about to drop and it turns out to be Shakira

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Hilarious

  227. SteveNZ says:
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    Walking Kipnis to face Santana? Make ’em pay!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Aaarrrggghhhhh!!!!!! He’s been shit lately too. Just like the rest of my stupid H2H team.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: At least take a swing, you bloody idiot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  228. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: 12 team h2h money league – Do you think Jeff samardz or Carrasco are droppable ? Dan haren or Wei Chen are on waivers and my pitching is kind of shitty.

    My SPS keuchel, chase Anderson, liriano., carrasco, samardz, Quintana, hanh

    PS I also could drop rp wil harris for a sp? my rp is tolleson, perkins, ramos, soria, McGee

    • Anthony says:
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      @Anthony: bump

  229. Gareth says:
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    Danny Espinosa looks like a Fu Manchu Walrus on his player page on espn.

  230. SteveNZ says:
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    Yeah, I streamed Hendricks. In case you were wondering.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: I saw you grab him and knew not to touch him

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @J-FOH: Every now and then there has to be an exception that proves the rule.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @SteveNZ: go prove off!

  231. Gareth says:
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    Glad I didn’t drop Addison Russell.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Gareth: Oh hell freggin yeah!

  232. Mello Yello says:
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    2 saves in and I’m convinced Tomas for Tolleson was the right move…hey, now with Ziegler in the driver’s seat, ehhhhh not looking so bad. Honestly I haven’t made an unwise move since dropping Hatcher for Eralta and missing out on his two saves and incurring dead arm…so yeah, not bad man

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mello Yello: I meant dropping Peralta for Hatcher…wow have I been drinking haha

  233. Jon says:
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    Jace Peterson, Owings, Hill, Espinosa or Spangenburg to replace Travis (DL)?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jon: Espinosa…all five are almost literally of the same value though (not a lot)

  234. slimbo says:
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    8 teamer Keeper league question

    Need to stash travis on the ir.

    Currently have rendon reyes iwakuma corbin and wheeler on there.

    Is corbin or wheeler worth holding onto? Reading corbin could be a top 40 pitcher the 2nd half of the season…hmmm

    Thx for any input :)

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @slimbo: Wheeler’s questionable. Corbin’s a definite given his timetable

  235. SF says:
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    Drop Shoe for Nelson after today?

    • SF says:
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      @SF: Could also pick up Frias, Lackey or Wada.

  236. greg says:
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    Hello….available (for now) on ww, 14 team h2h 5×5:
    DeLaRosa, Wada, Lohse, Roark, Bucholz, Bolsinger, CMart, HSantiago, Frias, WPeralta, JGarcia.

    On my “bubble” on my roster are Jimmy Nelson (who looked fantastic), Jesse Chavez, Carlos Rodon, and Nathan Karns…otherwise it’s Kluber, DeGrom, Archer and JoeFer on DL.

    Who would you drop and take on that list? Thinking Rodon for Roark. Maybe Karns for Rubby.

    Though I do hate to give up on Rodon, I have a chance to have a really dominating staff. As is, I lead the league….but as hitting is sketchy at best….thanksl

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