Okay, this is weird, but Sonny Gray and I are complete opposites.  Sonny Gray is in Bay Area, and it’s Grey Albright in Los Angeles.  Weather you like it or not, that’s weird!  Pun noted too!  Grey Albright plays fantasy baseball; Sonny Gray plays reality baseball!  It’s freaking me out!  Grey Albright’s face is mustachioed; Sonny Gray’s is not.  Sonny Gray is athletic; I am not.  He works for a newspaper called Ballrazz, which is super-terse and serious.  It’s uncanny!  Yesterday, Gray (him) went 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.34.  Okay, time to take a new look.  I did like him at one point in his career, before everything went sideways.  His velocity and two-seam fastball are back.  Right now, his two-seam is his best pitch, however, his curve is not back to where it was in 2015.  Watching some video on him showed a guy that can get swings and misses, but had a bit of a favorable strike zone yesterday.  I’d be careful in shallower leagues, but he looks closer to his breakout from two years ago than he has in a while.  Now, if he’s married to a younger woman, I’m gonna plotz over all of our opposites.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy baseball:

Yonder Alonso – Day-to-day after being plunked on his wrist.  “You’re treading dangerously close to my trademark.”  Easy, Eric Plunk, I used plunked.

Jed Lowrie – 4-for-4, 1 run 2 RBIs, hitting .300, and cementing himself in the three hole.  *erupts in laughter*  Lowrie is hitting third?  No way, one time thing, right?  *searches game log*  Wow, Lowrie’s hit third more than anywhere else in the lineup.  A guy who averages seven homers per season and .259 in almost 3,000 ABs.  I don’t know why it angers me so much that people couldn’t get Billy’s Beane out of their mouth for so long, but when it’s readily apparent that the emperor has no clothes, no one says anything.  His legacy is predicated on one season.  It would be like if there was a Terry Pendleton movie about his dream 1991 season.  Somebody get Tracy Morgan on the line!  Oh, by the way, Lowrie is a hot schmotato.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .220.  According to Elias Sports Bureau, yesterday was the 17th time Khris and Chris Davis homered on the same day.  Also, yesterday was the 17th time Elias Sports Bureau has said it.

Christian Yelich – Didn’t start yesterday, but says he plans on avoiding the DL.  He also has plans for his summer break after high school:  hang out in a gas station with his friends, start fights with guys who talk about doing dirty stuff with his mother, usual stuff.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Lamb, you make me feel souvlucky.

Jose Abreu – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .291.  Don’t look now but Abreu is–Why’d you just cover your eyes?  Figuratively, don’t look now.  Fine, I’ll yell.  ABREU’S ON PACE FOR A SOLID SEASON.

Jose Quintana – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.82.  Yo, Quintana, every other pitcher is on the DL, do your fantasy owners a solid and fake an injury.  In deeper leagues, you have to bench him until something corrects itself, but in shallower leagues, I’d be done with Quintana.

Leury Garcia – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, 2nd homer in three games, but hitting around .150 in the last week.  So, might be a rising schmotato, but it’s no Garciantee.  Oofa!  Time for a nap!  *snoozes for three minutes, claps hands*  I’m back!

Jacoby Ellsbury – Left yesterday’s game with a concussion and neck sprain after colliding with a wall.  A wall that was placed there by Aaron Hicks and paid for by Mexico.

Luis Severino – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  I still very much like Severino, but this game was against the 1927 Royals, and, in 1927, Royals wore riding breeches and didn’t hit anything without a horsewhip.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, 2nd homer in three days, hitting .330.  The Gregorius D.I.D.’s hot streak is lasting longer than Biggie’s career.  What, I’m west coast, son!

Tyler Chatwood – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 4 Walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  I had a moment of clarity last night.  I bet this is going to become a narrative this season, and I will keep telling people I was the first one to mention it.  The Rockies didn’t have a pitching problem, they had a manager problem.  I know, I know, I know!  I don’t love the manager is the difference maker narrative, but Bud Black is a wizard with pitchers.  What if the Rockies could’ve had good pitching for their entire organization’s duration, but their coaches weren’t good enough to realize it?  By the way, the Rockies have the majors’ best 3.39 road ERA.  I just got chills.

Carlos Gonzalez – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer this week, hitting .252.  After Prospector Ralph traded CarGo away in one of the worst trades in fantasy baseball history, CarGo’s got a big fan in me.

Howie Kendrick – Ready for rehab games at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.  That reminds me of this black & white hosiery movie, Knee-High Valley.

Maikel Franco – Now benched two games in a row.  I hate this.  Big pet peeve of mine.  I’m from the school that a guy can’t break out of his slump if he’s not playing.  Let him play!  In other words, everything I’ve learned about baseball managing is from The Bad News Bears.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.28.  This is when the question, “What the Hellboy?” comes to mind.

Huston Street – Ready for rehab games.  If I had a nickel every time Street was ready for rehab games, I’d have like a buck twenty, which is a lot of nickels.  Don’t poo-poo nickels!

Albert Pujols – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .244.  Excuse me, don’t Pujols nickels.

Erasmo Ramirez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.00, in his third start of the year.  Has Erasmo ever given up more than three earned runs in a start?  Not to answer, but to roll your eyes like I’ve lost my mind.  I grabbed him in one deeper mixed league (15-team), because he tends to keep games close (a very specific quality!) and it’s an IP limit league, so I don’t mind the 6 IP starts.  Overall, Ramirez is not a high K guy and he’ll likely get yanked from the rotation with no rhyme or reason.  Is it only me that’s bothered that rhyme and reason don’t rhyme?

Steven Souza – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homers, hitting .255.  Could be the start of something, but he’s been colder than your grandmother’s feet.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.32.  Stream-o-Nator didn’t love this start, and doesn’t like his next start either (in San Fran), which tells you a lot about how much the projections like Roark.  I agree with the projections.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .277.  Huh?  Only one homer?  What a rip!  Literally!  In multiple meanings of the word rip.

Travis d’Arnaud – 0-for-1 as he was activated from the DL.  I was surprised he stayed healthy for the entire game yesterday, but he didn’t start, so there’s that.

Robert Gsellman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.45.  Super, terrific, adjective!  Do it three more times against teams not named the Padres, and I’ll pay attention.

Manuel Margot – Left yesterday’s game with leg tightness.  Belle & Sebastian would say star of track and field, you are not.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  I like Renfroe for fantasy, decent 27-30 HRs, .240 bet.  With that said (we’re turning around!), does it make sense to stock up your team with low average, power guys if you’re the Padres?  Wouldn’t high-average, slap-into-the-gap hitters make more sense in Petco?  I think I’m using too much common sense.

Brad Hand – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, and the save.  Without any fanfare*, it seems the Padres made a switch at closer.  Maurer pitched the eighth in a one-run game, and looked great, but the Padres gave a Hand to the ninth.  Then Brad Hand looked like he should be Brad Arms, appearing to be a Cuddle Boy, but he closed it.  Life’s too short, said Altuve and people chasing saves, to own two Padres’ closers, so I could see just going to Hand.  *Everything with the Padres is without fanfare.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.06.  Prospector Ralph put on his pitcher’s hat and just gave you a full-throated breakdown of his Charlie Morton fantasy.

Alex Bregman – 3-for-4, and a slam (3) and legs (4), hitting .261.  Lookie, lookie who decided to wake up.  Nice of you to join us, Bregman.

Daniel Norris – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  His Ks have been solid (8 K/9), but his walks (4.2) are waving a red flag with a skull and the other living Kriss Kross guy smoking a bone.

Jose Iglesias – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Church!

Carlos Santana – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .230.  Maybe he finally heard the wails and weeps in the comments about how you could’ve just drafted Justin Smoak.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI as he came in as a pinch-hitter for Sam Travis (2-for-4, 1 run).  Ugh, this kills both of their fantasy value.  Show some respect for our fantasy teams, nondescript Red Sox manager who no one knows!

Tyson Ross – Hoping to be back in the Rangers’ rotation next week vs. the Astros.  I’m severely injury-phobic, especially with pitchers.  With that said (Grey’s making a U-ey!), there’s very little risk involved with stashing a guy on your DL to see how he looks in his first start back, and subsequent starts after that.  In fact, there.  You happy?  Guess I should explain I just picked Ross up in two leagues.  This’ll end well.

Adrian Beltre – Cleared for extended spring training games.  At extended spring training games, you’ll find people who fell asleep in the bleachers in March with third degree sunburns.

Mike Napoli – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .198.  Now has four homers in the last week.  “First off, you’re super handsome, Fantasy Master Lothario.  Next up, Bour, Smoak, Napoli or Tommy Joseph?”

Adam Frazier – 2-for-2, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (2), hitting .363.  I wouldn’t drop him for, say, Ender, but Frazier’s doing a mighty fine impersonation of a major league leadoff hitter.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, 4.88.  Well, I never thought he’d be a 5+ ERA pitcher either.

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-3, and his 10th and 11th homers, and four homers in the last four games.  HRs to Rizzo!  Aw, shucks, you may not have sold him low quick enough.

Denard Span – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  Right after Span crossed home, Ben Revere smashed a whipped cream pie in his own face.

Rich Hill – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.76.  T-minus six hours until we hear about Hill’s blister reemerging.

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.91.  Wanna mentally seppuku yourself?  Think about your fantasy team’s pitching if you owned Ervin Santana, Mike Leake and Jason Vargas.  But you had to draft Syndergaard, Kluber and Cueto to have a chance.  Yeah, a’ight.   Don’t worry, David Price will be back soon, I’m sure he’ll be just as bad as you imagine he will be.

Jose Berrios – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.66.  Okay, kinda wish I held him in the league where I owned him, especially now that the person who grabbed him isn’t the type to ever drop him again.  Since this was the only day game, I watched Berrios, and ignored the other half of the inning (except the point where the O’s were trying to walk Sano and he still struck out).  So, what did I see?  Berrios has a ton of moving parts in his windup.  No wonder he was a mess last year.  One movement of his gets out of sync and the ship goes off the rails, a cliche brought to you by Biff Tannen.  When Berrios is going right, he looks unhittable.  He can pop a fastball at 96 for the strikeout or drop endless curves on the outside corner.  In the 7th inning (when he allowed homers to Chris Davis (his 10th) and Jonathan Schoop (his 6th), he just looked tired.  Of course, the ERA will go up to around 3.50-3.70, but this is the guy I loved going into last year.  As if this blurb isn’t long enough, one last note, when watching the Twins, you get a perspective where announcers are trying to sell Robbie Grossman as a thing and have Taylor Rogers anecdotes.  Taylor Rogers doesn’t even have Taylor Rogers anecdotes!

Ryan Braun – Sat out yesterday, but our ongoing bet from Monday to win a Razzball t-shirt continues since it was a day of rest and not an injury.  My guess is this contest still ends quickly  The only time Braun has ever heard “Ironman” is when his mom told him his Affliction t-shirt was wrinkled.

Keon Broxton – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .271.  Since my 2nd job is second-guessing major league managers, the pitcher hitting eighth is a thing.  Been established, I’m not hating it, I’m procreating with it after some wine.  So, why not put Broxton ninth instead of 8th and in front of the pitcher?  In front of the pitcher is such death in the NL.

Domingo Santana – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Domingo Santana sounds like someone that has an apricot scarf.  Not a scarf the color of apricot like Carly Simon would sing about, but a string wreath of dried apricots.  “Then you flew your Learjet up to Ivan Nova Scotia…Oh, Domingo, you’re so vain…”  That’s Domingo singing to himself.  Weirdo.

Anthony Alford – Hit the DL for six weeks with a hamate fracture.  Apparently, Anthony A. is blackish and blueish.  Here’s a puzzling one, that I’m really looking for an answer on.  Supposedly, the Jays will DL him for weeks and that will go towards his service time.  If true, couldn’t they have just demoted him and then DL’d him?

Jose Bautista – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  It seems whenever Bautista does well, Odor doesn’t.  I think Odor needs to punch him in his mouth to get back his mojo.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .303.  Major waiver wire remorse with this guy.  Can’t believe I dropped him.  Though, in my RCL, I am in first by about twenty points.  Cue evil laughter!  Cue evil laughter!  Intern?  Where’s the evil laughter?  The evil laughter sound button I bought from Spencer’s Gifts isn’t working?  Oh, man.  That was twelve bucks!

Devon Travis – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer, hitting near-.500 in the last week and two homers in the last three games.  You know what you should be doing, so do it.  Why are you lathering yourself in Cheez Whiz?  That’s not what I meant you should be doing.  I meant picking up Travis.

Ryan Goins – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Fun fact!  There’s a dyslexic Jays fan who calls him ‘Any Groins.’   When he goes for an autograph, it becomes a bit much, “Any Groins, over here!  Hey, Any Groins, sign my balls!  Excuse me, Mr. Usher, can Any Groins sign my balls?  Any Groins, over here!”

  1. Mike says:
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    Cahill droppable in 12 team leagues ?

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks

        what to make of Joc Pederson these days? Drop him or keep waiting? 12 & 14 team leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop

  2. Shark says:
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    From a Dave Cameron Fangraphs chat: Question: You win a Baseball analyst Make-A-Wish and can join any Front Office for a 24 hour period. What team do you choose and for which day of the baseball calendar? Answer: I’d probably want to hang out with A.J. Preller at the trade deadline just to see what he’s trying to do. “Luis Perdomo AND Brad Hand gets me Trout, right?” Plus, the Padres got in trouble because Preller had them keep two sets of injury “books” on their players -google AJ Preller if you don’t know the story, it’s unbelievable. Bud Black was the manager when the Padres were not laughingstocks, coincidence?…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shark: Yeah, the Padres are tanking on purpose, that’s the new story out of SD

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    Ha… loved the Twins announcers comment. Around this time last year, Dick Bremer says, “…And WHERE would the Twins be WITHOUT Robbie Grossman?!” My Buddy and I have been making fun of it ever since. I also refer to one player as Blind Squirrel. Bet you can’t guess. LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lyricist: Haha, yeah, they were cracking me up… I was thinking all game, “Wow, he just said multiple nice things about Jorge Polanco.”

      • Lyricist says:
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        @Grey: It would only take me a few games to get fired as their color commentator; every time Mauer would bat (no matter what he did), Dick would be yapping and my only commentary would be “Pffffft” and “he’s been adequate defensively”.

        • Grey

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          HA! Hilarious

          • Lyricist says:
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            @Grey: Dick: “MAUER up with the bases LOADED. We could sure use a nut for our 23-million bucks here.”
            Me: *singing* “Doo-doo-doo-doooo… doo-doo-doo-dooooo…… I need a GYRO!!!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  4. muskysmell says:
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    Yo…In an 11-team auction, keeper league:

    Got offered Freddie Freeman ($21) + Yu Darvish ($10)

    for my Joey Votto ($24) + Moncada ($9)

    I have a LOADED offense. Like seriously… I got Trout, Harper, Bryant, Mookie to name a few. So I can more than enough to cover the loss of Votto and wait for Freeman to come back and still have the #1 offense in my league. But my pitching is suspect.

    Take this deal?

  5. I Be Teheran it Up says:
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    Bour, Smoak, Napoli or Tommy Joseph?

  6. Bosox says:
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    Have to move rendon or miggy. Who is it?

    Rendon and Pineda for McCullers too much?

    • ferris says:
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      @Bosox: Way too much

      • Bosox says:
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        @ferris: it would really be rendon for McCullers because I’d have to drop someone and Pineda would be the one I’d drop

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @Bosox: how good is your pitching staff that Pineda is the odd man out?

          • Bosox says:
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            @mcmi11ions: darvish wood nova maeda berrios Pineda

            • mcmi11ions says:
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              @Bosox: Personally, I would try and move Berrios to see if someone is willing to pay up for the hype.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bosox: Id rather have Pineda/Rendon

      • Bosox says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: right now I have goldy Arenado miggy and rendon but can only play three so I’m thinking of moving someone. Time to try to sell miggy? Any pitchers that would be a good trade?

        • dem ribbies says:
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          @Bosox: How deep are your benches? Both Miggy and Rendon are injury prone. If you deal one it’ll be the other one that gets hurt.

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            @dem ribbies: I can hold both. it’s not a bad idea to hold both incase of injury, im just sick of leaving points on the bench. I swear rendon only hits home runs on my bench

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Bosox: I’m fine with trading one just didn’t see the point of the McCullers deal…I’d look to move Miggy first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bosox: Why not just keep what you have?

  7. CrazyJ says:
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    Think about your fantasy team’s hitting if you owned Eric Thames, Aaron Judge and Michael Conforto. But you had to draft Donaldson, Freeman and Story to have a chance. :p

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @CrazyJ: Don’t forget Odor!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CrazyJ: Haha, I’m there with you

  8. Nittanychris says:
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    Great stuff as always!

    Speculating for potential saves in an AL only league, how would you rank the following relievers rest of season only in terms of how many saves they get this year?

    Keone Kela
    Tom Kahnle
    Joe Smith
    Matt Belisle

    Thanks!

  9. Willlie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Nice call on Sarah. Riddle me this: Why did Tai give Aubrey the idol then vote her out the next day? If he had it he gets to the final.
    I have Hill, Walker and Cueto . It’s a blisteropolypse. 15 team league with thin pitching free agents: JC Ramirez , Erasmo Ramirez or Folty in what order to replace Walker?

    • Grey

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      @Willlie Mickey and the Duke: I didn’t follow Tai’s logic either, I think it’s b/c he wanted to feel like he was a good person b/c they were all down on him… That was a puzzling move, for sure… Go matchups, JC

  10. Webelos Willie

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    Drop Starlin Castro for D Travis? Ops league.

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    Thanks for this. Thinking of adding Jon Gray back to my team in a DL spot now that Maeda should be back today. I could use some W going forward and figure the Rockies will provide him with enough run support for that. Who to drop? Or hold? My lineup:

    Perez, Rizzo, Trea, Gyorko, Story, Stanton, Conforto, Duvall, Broxton. Bench -Smoak, DL-J.Turner.

    Nova, Verlander, McCullers, Maeda, Severino, Bundy, G.Cole, Salazar, Godley, Holland, Melancon, Mauerer.

    Danke!

    • Deerfield Doubledays says:
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      @Synyster: Mauerer for me. Seems hand is now the 9th inning guy.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Synyster: I’d drop Godley for Gray..

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    Keep 2, sonny gray, shoemaker, vince vleasquez
    12 team points league, thx!

  13. Andrew Buffett says:
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    In a vacuum, Avisail for Nova a fair trade?

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    Hey Grey – I’m guessing that if Jays demoted Alford first and then put him on minor league DL, the MLBPA would call shenanigans.

    Also – I love Devenski, especially in innings limit league (K/9). But I am getting worried his arm is gonna fall off in 3, 2, 1…

    Oh and do you think Bedrosian get the closer job back? If his groin ever fully heals of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: I don’t think they would, or they shouldn’t… There’s so many shenanigans with DL stints… Yes on Bedrosian

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    A general question for the group. I’ve always been in one money league and it was a daily league where you just pile up stats. I joined a head to head league for the first time and I’m trying to get the hang of it. It’s a shallow league not participant wise but by roster size so some great talent has hit waivers.

    I don’t really get how you win a head to head league. I’m in third now based on my total win loss record per category in each week but what does th regular season do for you.

    If it all comes down to single elimination weeks at the end in playoffs should I sacrifice the now to grab and stash guys like Syndegaard and Marte.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Deerfield Doubledays: @Andrew Buffett: If you have DL spots availalbe I would absolutly stash Syndergaard. Marte might be taking up a valuable bench spot so I would wait on him.

      I only play in H2H leages and I generally use the same type of strategy in Roto… get guys that produce across a number of categories, then if you have room keep a speed and or power specialist on the bench to fill in on off days or to play if you need to catch up in a category. I tend to roster 4 closers on my teams so I can win Saves every week and hopefully keep my ERA and WHIP in check. I keep 4 reliable starters then stream the rest of the week. My teams are currently 4th in a 12 team mixed, 1st in an NL only and 4th in another 12 team mixed.

      Good luck!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Andrew Buffett: I’d say the importance of the regular season depends on the set up of the league. If there are byes for the top two teams in the playoffs, that can be extremely important. There is so much randomness in a H2H week, so if you think of each week in terms of probabilities, you figure a good team has maybe a 70% chance of winning a given week (In my H2H league, I’m in first place, and have won 6/7 matchups this year, which is 86%, but I haven’t played the 2nd or 3rd place teams yet — if I split those matchups I will be a 77%, if I lose both I will be at 67%).

      So you take whatever you think your chances of winning a matchup are and you can calculate your chance of winning the playoffs. Let’s say you have a six team playoff and the top two teams get a by. If you don’t get a by you calculate your odds of winning the whole thing by multiplying that percentage by itself three times — 70% x 70% x 70% = 34%

      However, if you eliminate one of those matchups by getting a bye, now you only have to multiply 70% x 70% = 49% so you’ve increased your chances of winning the league from about 1/3 to basically a coin flip.

      Also, I like leagues that have a cash prize for the top finisher in the regular season to reward all that work.

  16. Damsel in Distress says:
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    Great stuff as always. Your thoughts on a couple of trades?

    In a 12 team, 4 player keeper league, my Machado(expiring keeper), Carrasco, Bellinger for his Harper, Kintzler. My other three keepers are Trout, Rizzo, Bryant. So Carrasco and Bellinger aren’t on my keeper radar.

    In a 12 team redraft where I lost Freeman: My Harper for his Rizzo, C. Seager, Desmond.

    Thanks again!

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    You picking up Tyson Ross or foltynewicz for a possible ROS pitcher?

    Also, what’re you doing with Odor in your leagues? I know he’s a hold but have you been playing him for 7 weeks or are you benching him for other production until further notice? If you have been benching him he’s starting to wake up a bit, time to put him back in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crime Dog: Ross, playing Odor, hoping he comes out of it

  18. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    In a 12 team h2h league that doesnt have any benefits for RP “holds” and where I have Justin Turner on the DL and Maikel Franco riding the pine I’ve been offered Bregman/Brach/Britton for my Zimmer/Altherr/Betances.

    My OF is stacked with: Trout/Springer/Conforto/Mazara/Puig and Hanigers coming off the DL soon. Pull the trigger or nah?

  19. Jimbo says:
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    Was expecting title to read “Hand Job in SD”….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimbo: Ha, honestly, the lede was written by the time of the Hand Job

  20. Nitro says:
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    Starting Tomlin vs KC this weekend?

  21. Adam says:
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    Alex bregman or Marwin G. ROS?
    Hicks or B Zimmer ROS?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Adam: Bregman and Hicks for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Bregman, Zimmer

  22. Adam says:
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    Altherr or Hicks ROS?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Adam: Hicks while Ellsbury is out, Altherr ROS

  23. Luvdarooks says:
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    Picked up ALTERRER
    It’s an OBP 5×5
    Need SB OBP RBI IN THAT ORDER
    IN FIRST IN HR BY 21
    Now I have to drop either
    Deshields or schmimpf. Which one ?
    ( will Texas ever just leave him at the top and run)?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Luvdarooks: If you need steals and have a big lead in HR, why is it even a question if you should drop DeShields or Schimpf?

      • Luvdarooks says:
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        Thanks. Just wondering about his playing time going back to where he was first two weeks of season. NAda

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @Luvdarooks: it seems like he’s getting AB’s now. I would be worried about Schimpfs avg killing you and since the Pads aren’t a great OB team, the homers he does hit may not transfer into the RBI’s you are looking for.

  24. The Boy says:
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    12 team otteneu points style league:

    Would you lose JBJ/Odubel for Kepler?

    • Reece King says:
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      @The Boy:

      Yes…. I would drop Odubel

  25. mcmi11ions says:
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    Do you have Tracey Morgan on speed dial? The black comedians love you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: I’m actually trying to get him on the pod

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Grey: That would be amazing.

  26. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Trevor Story went 1-2 with 2 BBs and 1 double and 1 run scored… he didn’t strike out in his first game back! Silver lining alert!!!!

    • Deerfield Doubledays says:
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      @William Hung: I was thinking the same thing. The blurb calling for him not playing. Granted it was against the Phils but it’s a start.

      Over or under 25 homers for story ros?

  27. mcmi11ions says:
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    A number of seasons ago at Elias…
    Elias Guy A – Today is the 17th time Khris and Chris Davis have homered on the same day!
    Elias Guy B – But it’s only the 2nd… it was cool the first time but now it’s just something that happened again
    Elias Guy A – I’m looking ahead! Someday we’ll be mentioned on a famous fantasy baseball blog…

  28. Jogon says:
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    Which SP should i Target if i want tout sell high r. Zimmermann ? Is Manuel Margot keeper material ? Should i drop him or McCutchen to Pick Up Healy or Deshields or Moreland ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: McCullers? — How can anyone tell you if Margot is keeper material without knowing anything about your league or who else you can keep?

  29. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Is Rich Hill dropable in a 12-team mixed league with quality starts? Dude is so aggravating, the Dodgers are in a 12 man rotation, he could go to the bullpen, and throwing enough pitches to get a quality start seems to be a task for him.

    The Podcast made me snoop around and try to find out your real name Grey! I think I did it, though you are surprisingly low-profile on the internet. Love your work, as always.

  30. peacecoast says:
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    Ellsbury wall joke – gold. And I picked up Hicks last week.

    East Coast sho some respek!

    Warm it up Chris! I’m about to…

    I think we are probably the same age based on a lot of your joke/references.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: oh, listened to podcast, went to google, tried and tried on this Larry King shit. I failed again dude. Just can’t figure it out.
        What year was that reality show again? :)
        For some reason I thought razzball was your main gig, I had not thought that you were still writing professionally (cuz well when would you are always writing about baseball or answering comments). Going well?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Comes in spurts — eww…

  31. All doctor no patience. says:
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    SONOFABENCH! Sat Bregman yesterday…. poop.

  32. Knucks says:
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    Hey, I live in the Lehigh Valley. Go Pigs!! So much bacon to be had at those games. I’m pretty sure I bring this up at least once a year haha

    • knucks says:
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      @Knucks: Speaking of the local area. Its pooring. I have a buddy who just turned the car around, was on his way to Yankee stadium, already PPD. I’m guessing the Philly/Rox game this afternoon is called as well. I’m about an hour north of there and it doesn’t look like its letting up any time soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Knucks: Sucks for me to lose a Rox game

  33. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, I have 3 SP for tonight and can’t decide which ones should I start or bench. Please help.

    Verlander @ HOU
    Maeda vs STL
    Robbie Ray @ MIL

    Thanks

  34. I Be Teheran it Up says:
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    Schwarber sux a$$ and he might be in a platoon… Is he worth keeping over Souza, Heyward or Sunday Santana? Also just dropped Knee Clutchin for Teheran the other day… So far so good!!!

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: I’ve been holding… because of Grey… and I’m starting to regret it as guys like Cargo/Pillar/etc are getting nabbed off the wire while I wait.

        This better be worth the wait.

        I’m hoping moving him from lead-off will help.

  35. John Lettiere says:
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    are you worried at all about Kyle Seager going forward? Kinda lame numbers so far…

    • Reece King says:
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      @John Lettiere:

      He’s a notorious slow starter. I’d hold.

    • secretaryns says:
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      @John Lettiere:

      oh man I want to DROP Seager so bad. How much more rope do we give him? Two more weeks?

  36. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    I’m looking to get a bat for the 2nd half of the season, to have a more balance offense.
    Currently have:
    Realmuto, Encarnacion, Schoop, Arenado, Addison Russel, Thames, Brantley, Dickerson and Carlos Santana (Utl).

    Do you think Beltre is a good buy low candidate?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Sure, for right price

  37. Raider says:
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    10 team h2h cats, OPS, keep 4 hitters/3pitchers every year
    Give Chapman and Benintendi
    Get Conforto and Edwin Diaz

    Fair? Feeli like I’m getting the best player in this deal

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Raider: I would take conforto for sure.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Raider: Hold

  38. Slimcompoop says:
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    Top of the morning Grey! Need to drop one of the following outfielders to make room for Donaldson coming off the DL this weekend: Herrera, Bradley Jr., or Pillar. The #’s say Herrera. Which side are you on? Thanks!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Slimcompoop: If I were Grey, I would say Hererra. But I’m not, but I’m still gonna say Hererra anyway.

      • Deerfield Doubledays says:
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        @mcmi11ions: jbj and Herrera are both underwhelming at this point. Jbj has shown recent signs that he may be coming out of it. Pillars ceiling isn’t that great. 15hr 20 sb 750 ish ops. But he is the hottest shmotatto in the game. I’d prob drop herrara though as it seems it’s going to be a long summer in the city of brotherly love.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Slimcompoop: I had enough of Herrera.

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks everybody…I was thinking Odubel to begin with, but just needed confirmation. Appreciate it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  39. Packers says:
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    12 team roto, weekly with OPS.
    Hicks, Kepler or Mancini ?
    Thank you.

    • The Boy says:
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      @Packers: Kepler

    • Cram It says:
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      @Packers: I’m a Mancini fan.

    • Deerfield Doubledays says:
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      @Packers: Mancini is he is playing everyday. Kep if Mancini isn’t.

    • Reece King says:
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      @Packers:

      Kepler and not close at all.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Reece King: Oh it’s close. 10 OTI dollars says Mancini winds up with similar power #’s and a better average.

  40. brett says:
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    I am hurting for starting pitching current staff: DeGrom, Maeda, Nova, Taijuan Walker, Matz.

    Talking to a few teams and have these possible trades. Can you rank them please:

    1. I give Bregman & Matz for C-Mart
    2. I give Polanco & Matz for Fullmer & Tailon
    3. I give Planco & Matz for Wood and Tailon
    4. I give Polanco & Walker for Archer

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @brett: For me, it’s 2, 3, 4, 1

    • Packers says:
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      @brett: Agree with mcmi11ions. Same order.

      • Deerfield Doubledays says:
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        @Packers: I concur with the others.

        • brett says:
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          @Deerfield Doubledays: What if I could do Polanco and Matz for C-Mart? Would that change your order?

          • Packers says:
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            @brett: 2,3,1,4. Don’t lose Bregman.

          • Cram It says:
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            @brett: Yes because it’s a 5th option, der.

          • mcmi11ions says:
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            @brett: I would rather get two pitchers back than the 1, and C-Mart isn’t the picture of perfect health either. I really like Alex Wood all the way back to the ATL days.

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @brett: This is better than giving up Bregman, so it comes down to whether you like C-Mart or Archer better. If you like C-Mart (which I do), I think you do this one. If you like Archer then you get him, obviously.

            Matz and Walker are probably close enough that they’re interchangeable, at least to me. Both are sort of fringy and currently on the DL.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @brett: I’m really surpised to see people putting #2 and #3 ahead of #1 and #4. I like C-Mart the best of all the pitchers here (but Archer is pretty close, and many probably would prefer Archer), and here’s how I would rank the pitchers mentioned:

      Martinez
      Archer
      Fulmer
      Matz
      Walker
      Taillon

      I wouldn’t really be interested in making a trade that nets me an injured pitcher who might not return this year (Taillon) when the whole point is to bolster the pitching staff, so I’d rank them: 4,1, 2, 3. I don’t think I would do 2&3 at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Agree w/ others

    • b the esq. says:
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      @brett: I would rank them 4, 3, 2, 1. Dont lose Bregman.

  41. Reece King says:
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    Grey – What is the glossary term for holding a guy (Berrios) for years then cutting bait only to have him blossom?

    QQ – Dynasty points league

    Hedges or Gattis?

    Time to give up on Margot?

      • PD says:
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        @Grey: fACEplant?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  42. Just Busted says:
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    Yahoo 5×5 12 team H2H

    Lackey or T. Walker ROS?

    Need to make room on the roster when Walker comes off the DL. Unless drop Walker?

    Rest of pitchers: Strasburg, Berrios, Wood, Severino, Pineda, E. Rodriguez, Salazar.

    Lackey looks like the only option!?

    No one trading in the league.
    Thanks!

    • Deerfield Doubledays says:
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      @Just Busted: I’d drop lackey based on upside. Try moving walker for a decent return?

    • Reece King says:
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      @Just Busted:

      For this year Lackey: Better team, more consistent. Long-term Walker. I would stash Walker on the DL… that should buy you some time to make a decision. With the way pitchers are hitting the DL this year, you might have other candidates to stash when Walker is healthy.

  43. Swfcdan says:
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    Asked this to Smokey but he aint responding so you’re the lucky guy I’ll try and ask instead (sorry!):

    Taylor Rogers now has more holds (11) than K’s (10)!!! Is it just a pure fluke thing this, after all shows he can’t be very good with so few K’s and I can’t imagine this continues with him as a leftasauraus.

    Is he worth using in holds leagues over Zych, or J Ramirez?

    Also missed out on Kela, another under the radar high K holder to add who has just returned lately?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Swfcdan: Half of his holds are from .1 IP. You don’t need to strike out the 1 guy you face every time. A hold is a hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’d go Zych, Ramirez, that order — no idea who’s available in your league for your last question

  44. whit2121 says:
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    So whats the deal with your Odor breakout prediction, do you still like him? Haven’t been following your comments on him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @whit2121: I do, but he’s been slumping and unlucky, hoping he comes out of it

  45. web says:
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    Would you drop Aledmys Diaz, for Gregorios?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @web: hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: I’d go Didi

  46. Joe Madman says:
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    Have you started following the Anthony Rizzo 2b eligibility race? He’s at 4 games which means for ESPN he only needs 6 more to be 2b eligible. Gimme gimme gimme!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Madman: That would be amazing (if I owned him)

  47. Bryan M Turner says:
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    I dropped Maikel. I was offered Altuve for Arenado. I was thinking Rendon for Wood? shallow H2H 10 team league. Bregman is still on the WW.

    Thanks.

      • Bryan M Turner says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey.

  48. Dommattingly says:
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    Maybin or Broxton?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Dommattingly: Broxton for me, but if the league is shallow enough do what you need to do.

  49. dem ribbies says:
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    H-R to the R-I-Z-Z-O x2.

    In a CBS league, one more appearance at 2B for him to gain that eligibility and my league to completely lose their shizz.

    “Wait… What? Rizzo at 2B… I mean, it’s cool and all when a rando MI picks up 1B/3B.. but for Rizzo to get 2B.. That’s a whole notha thing…”

    really hoping he can get 16 more over the course of the season so he carries 1B/2B into 2018. That’d be sick.

    • Deerfield Doubledays says:
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      @dem ribbies:

      I’m starting to think Madon has like 100 fantasy teams where owns a majority of his guys and he wants to play fantasy like real life. So he makes them all multi position eligible so he can play his gut most days haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, so crazy

  50. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    The offers are coming in for Ace McCullers, but none seem inspiring (the best so far is Carpenter/Hendricks, another is Carlos Martinez and David Robertson). What would be a good price to sell McCullers? If the above was Carpenter/Duffy, should I pounce? I have wanted to ask for Braun, but the injury risk seems too great.

    In a different offer, there is a team in dire straits (and Maurer is the closer). Is Hand, Santana (or Healy) and Ray too much for Gerrit Cole… or not nearly enough?

    Thanks as always!

    • dhouse42 says:
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      @Hanklongball:
      I also want to trade my McCullers, I have a fine rotation but desperately need a bat. Having trouble making a deal.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Hanklongball: if you need a closer, I’d take the C-Mart/Robertson deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better for McCullers, he’s a top ten SP right now– I’d take Cole

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @Grey: Cruz for McCullers? Other SP are DeGrom, Ray, Maeda, Nova and Shark. Am I depleting my staff to chase power (my weakest category, but I have Rizzo, Harper, Betts, Healy, Santana, Odor, Healy and Benintendi with only Harper really killing it YTD)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Cruz, it’s fair

        • ctrengove says:
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          @Hanklongball:

          Oh man, I’m def keeping McCullers over Ray, Maeda, Nova, and Shark. You’re losing your 2nd best pitcher, IMO.

  51. brett says:
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    With Polanco coming off the DL would you rather him or Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  52. OaktownSteve says:
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    Bravo, Grey. Excellent job on the lede. One thing scouts, coaches and Sonny himself all say is that he has had a rare natural talent for “manipulating the ball.” He’s always been able to spin it so that he could give the two seamer all different kinds of action. The curveball and now the slider he could change the plane on it pretty much at will. The last two years he hasn’t had it. Bob Melvin used to say about early Sonny, “catching him is an acquired taste, at best.” Catchers viewed him almost like catching a knuckleballer. The movement was unpredictable and extreme. You could see that was finally back when he came back this year. It’s taken him a couple of starts to harness. It’s good to see as he is the A’s most important player on a couple of levels.

    Also, it looks like Sonny has pretty much scrapped the curve ball for a slider. A good number of the strikeouts were on the slider which had a 33% swing and miss rate and some called strikes too. Slider had a very hard downward action and the Marlins looked really bad on a lot of swings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, was that the slider? Some of his FG stats were calling it a curve… I didn’t see any Ks where the batter actually swung at a strike, which is knuckler-esque for sure

  53. Jim says:
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    Pitch Clevinger vs Cincinnati today?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jim:
      I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not, and he was an option

  54. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    im dropping Adam Warren for Trey Mancini. With Karns now on the DL, who should I pick up? Choices are:

    CLevinger
    Cashner
    Blach
    Gaviglio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blach

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I forgot about Eddie Butler. What about him?

  55. Homerj24 says:
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    ROS -Need to activate Story. Brandon Crawford or Jonathan Schoop? 5×5, OBP instead of Runs Scored

    • William Hung says:
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      @Homerj24: Crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: is the Grey mancrush of Schoop over? I never would’ve thought you would pick someone like Crawford over Schoop

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I meant keep Schoop

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Ah yeah, OP didn’t specify if he was asking to keep or drop

  56. Starters says:
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    Garza’s next start at the Mets, are you holding in a 12 team or drop him? Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  57. mike says:
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    Should I trade bundy for Hill.

    • Reece King says:
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      @mike:

      No Way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • mike says:
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        @Grey: If there is no new news in injurey news for hill should I trade Bundy for him. If hes healthy then I believe he will be great. His pitch type is slow. All his pitches are slow. with a decent fastball. So I could see him pitching a bad game or two since hes had a blister and hasnt pitched in like a year. Hes is likely just warming up. There is no doubt in my mind Hills curveball, and slider are really hard to hit for anyone if he can be accurate and mix in that fastball at the right times. I am not down on hill anymore then I was last week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  58. mike says:
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    Also should I be in a rush to pick back up Kepler. I dropped him last week for Hand. I could drop hand or Beltran, or Schebler,

    • Reece King says:
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      @mike:

      Kepler over Beltran

  59. Dave says:
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    Hi Grey,

    At MI I have Jose Ramirez and Addison Russell. Jason Kipnis and Devon Travis are available. Which two do you like best going forward?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Dave: I’d probably lose Russell for Travis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis, Addison

  60. dhouse42 says:
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    Dropped Bautista a long time ago, so feeling bad about that.

    OTOH I picked up Bellinger in his place and got all his production while Bautista was doing nothing. Oh well, I guess we’ll see if I made a mistake…

  61. Jose says:
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    So in a 12 team H2H points league, I own both Kyle Seager and Odor (YAY 3 & 4 picks!). Despite their struggles, I was able to trade Votto for Rizzo and Lester (the league is competitive, but it has it’s suckers) so I’ve gotten things back on track. I’m 3-4 despite having the most points. So while the points don’t count for anything I feel like my team’s pretty strong.

    I’ve got Rendon to cover Seager at 3B, but no one to cover Odor at 2B. Neither have been terrible, but the combination of both of them struggling hasn’t been fun. So what should I be looking to do.

    1. Continue to hold through the All Star break?
    2. Since I have Rizzo now, should I look to move, say a Bellinger or I could move a Pitcher like E. Santana?
    3. Could also rearrange the line up to drop Adam Jones for a 2B replacement/backup in J Harrison?

    Sorry, that’s a lot, but You’re the Fantasy Master Lothario (wont abbreviate)!

    • Reece King says:
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      @Jose:

      Consistent points production is the only thing you can control. Hold for now.

  62. mike says:
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    Should I drop Shawn Kelley for Soria, Kela, strickland, Phelps, Oday, or eurana. OR should I just pick up a backup bench bat, like kepler.

    • mike says:
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      @mike: or I could take that chance on ty ross

      • mike says:
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        @Grey: thanks.

  63. JoeyJoeJoe says:
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    Keuchel Kinsler + Roark

    • JoeyJoeJoe says:
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      sorry, that should read Keuchel OR Kinsler + Roark
      (my current 2B is Forsythe)

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @JoeyJoeJoe: Keuchel. not close

  64. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Interestingly enough, Rangers @ Blue Jays this weekend…

  65. Joe says:
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    Head-to-head, keeper League, – uriaus for Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Polanco

  66. mike says:
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    matt bush or Koda Glover??

  67. She has "Brad Hands" says:
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    Adam Frazier, d Travis, or jed lowrie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  68. Andy Dwyer says:
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    should I give up Segura and sonny gray for Machado? Big money league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  69. Mike says:
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    Drop Branch for Glover?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Michelle Branch?

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: She hasn’t had a hit in years!

        Ok, how about Glover or Brach?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glover

  70. Kas says:
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    Koda Glover or Edwin Diaz for saves ROS?

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  71. Ray says:
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    Severino for Eugenio Suarez in 12-team H2H mixed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino side

  72. TheMadBatter says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’ve got Polanco coming off the DL and I’m looking to get rid of pitcher on a 12 man keeper league. Who should be my first choice to ditch? McCarthy, Hill, Maeda, JC Ramirez, Nola or Ross? I can wait to activate Polanco tomorrow since he’s not figured to play today.

    Thanks and great write up as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy

  73. William Hung says:
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    Daily. Springer. Rant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: It worked for Rizzo…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It did!

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: You’re impossible to please.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Cram It: “Well then, there is no pleasgging William Hung and fassggah.” – Goldmember

  74. Bringdaruckus says:
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    Koda or Justin Wilson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glover

  75. Murph says:
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    Yo Grey
    1 Got Story back so who’s the drop? Travis or Swanson or Peraza?
    2 Better SP ROS – Ray or TRoss?
    3 Better 3B ROS – Moose or Bregman?
    4 Expectations for Greg Bird? (starting rehab assignment this weekend…)
    Thanks guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Dansby 2. Ray 3. Moose 4. Platoon with Carter

  76. sall goooood man says:
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    A trade of struggling early picks:
    Story and Duffy
    for
    Miggy

    10-team H2H with TB, OPS added. Who wins for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly try Story, but could go either way

  77. Clogged Rosterman says:
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    Start Godley vs. Milwaukee tomorrow? Godley feels like a Reds pitcher and he wears a red hat, and I’m still traumatized by that time I started Amir Garrett.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  78. goscottiegogogo says:
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    Traded Johnny Cueto for Michael Brantley and Danny Salazar is 6×6 with OBP. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  79. FrankGrimes says:
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    Beane is the most overrated GM
    in the history of sports!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Please start working on that Pendleton treatment and get Tracy attached to it right away!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, be awesome

  80. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: Weekly roto. Was offered Pineda, Herrera and Dickerson for Cruz? Whatcha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz side, it’s fair

  81. Sad Keanu says:
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    Would you start Samardzija today @ wrigley in 10-team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Grey:@Sad Keanu:

      I am! Prayer circle?

      • William Hung says:
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        @FrankGrimes: let us pray

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Leaving you guys to a parallelogram

        • William Hung says:
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          @Grey: don’t own Samardzjia since I went with your advice – another team scooped him up and decided to keep him. Figured praying for Samardzija will give me good karma for other prayers I have going on for Springer

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, that’s nice of you

      • William Hung says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Feel bad for the guy who owns both Berrios and Samardzija – seeing them give up a few hits, but almost all of them are HRs…

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

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

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Bedrosian*, Nova, Severino
    (6) Bench: Ray, Lynn, Shoemaker, J. Ross, Morton, Andriese/streamer

    1) I’ve been trying to further solidify my lineup but trying to upgrade the SS position and I’m still waiting to hear back from a team on my offer of Owings + Broxton for Story but in the meantime I had a team come to me trying to make a deal … so who is the better SS to try trading for ROS? Story or Lindor? (doubt I”l get either but still going to try)

    2) The team below is the league commish and the only dude I know personally and he istexting me trying to trade me Braun it seems? He also obviously wants my Rizzo or Harper but not sure I want to trade either of them unless you think there’s a deal worth making? But my real question is: who should I offer up to try and pry Lindor away from him?

    (1) C: Schwarber
    (1) 1B: Napoli
    (1) 2B: Altuve
    (1) SS: Lindor
    (1) 3B: Lamb
    (3) OF: Braun, Bautista, Puig
    (2) UT: K. Davis, Brantley
    (6) Bench: Frazier, J. Turner, Mazara

    (2) DL: Cespedes

    (3) SP: E. Santana, Pineda, Syndergaard
    (2) RP: Kimbrel, Robertson
    (4) P: N. Feliz, E. Rodriguez, Cobb, Miley
    (6) Bench: Hamels

    (2) DL: Price

    Sorry for all the trade questions but I appreciate your wisdom!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1 Lindor 2. Forget Braun

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Ha yes I wasn’t trying to get Braun! But I don’t know who is worth giving up to try and get Lindor!?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why don’t you ask him?

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: I did … not sure how serious he was but he suggested his Lindor, Braun and “someone nasty” for my Harper and Rizzo … So I wanted your thoughts on what you think a smart offer would be for me to make before I make the decision to move on from this team and just go for Story instead.. ya know?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tell him no to that… Tell him Harper and Rizzo are off the table

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Yes sir way ahead of you!

  83. The Great Knoche says:
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    Was thinking the same thing about Broxton when I saw the lineup card yesterday. Stick Pina or Bandy in the 7 hole, and let Broxton flip the lineup over. If you aren’t hitting him 2nd like you should Craig at least give him a chance to run.

    Also Colby Rasmus Short Schedule Home Run day. Y’all have 15 minutes to pick him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know! Seems obvious…. Nice!

  84. mcmi11ions says:
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    Why don’t you know who is available in my league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  85. The Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    Best 1B to start while Freeman is out?

    Belt, Yonder, Moreland, Kendry, Tommy Joseph, Napoli, Healy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonder

  86. joeg414 says:
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    You guys like Corbin or D.Norris going forward as a 6-7th starter ?
    For the upcoming starts :
    Corbin is @ Mil on Sunday then @Mia
    D.Norris is @ KC on Monday
    13 team 6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not good starts

  87. Never can win says:
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    Should I trade JBJ for Matz?

    • Never can win says:
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      @Never can win: or villar or Russel

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  88. togels says:
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    VV $20.9 and T Anderson $7.4 in their matchup in Philly. Looking to stream Anderson today but VV very high on SON.

    Start Anderson anyways??? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think they’re gonna play, weather, but I trust Anderson more than VV

      • b the esq. says:
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        @Grey: Im in the Lehigh Valley, an hour or so north or Philly….weather is gray and rainy here, but the map looks like Philly is not getting much rain….that game should probably go, and VV is the guy I picked to stream today…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  89. Humm Baby says:
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    I’m thanking you for my Abreu pick. Abreu, Lamb, Conforto and Cruz have carried me to first place so far, despite Odor, Cespedes and Thor giving me nothing so far.

    Need to upgrade SS. Drop A. Russell for Didi G? Been playing Marwin at SS whenever he’s in lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Didi

  90. Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace says:
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    Excellent post as always.

    Trying to get a handle on trade values.
    I have Buddy and whilst he has been delivering, each start of his promotes anxiety. Looking at my numbers after one is usually peeking w one eye and scrunched up face hoping not to see the bad thing you think you might just. Like looking down to examine irritation in your nethers. Luckily so far it’s been mostly sighs of relief but anyway it’s going to be a scary looking rash with discharge and won’t be able to ignore it kind of thing.

    Owner has greinke and we have been going back and forth. He wants Cruz and Alther. Is this a good trade for me? Too much? I offered him Cruz straight up which he didn’t bite.
    Cruz and alther have been good for 62rbi for me so far. If some of my other guys do what they are supposed to maybe it’s ok but some of my guys are named Braun and he may actually do what he is expected (sit) but not what he is supposed to (hit) and miggy is a bit of a ? Although I’m optimistic.
    Part of me feels Cruz is a hold and I can piece meal decent pitching w what I have but loving greinke. McCullers owner also offered trade for he and d Travis for Cruz?

    Thnx!
    12 team H2H cat. Yahoo (relevant for my catcher pick)
    Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Hits (H), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS), Grand Slam Home Runs (SLAM)
    Pitchers Stat Categories: Complete Games (CG), Outs (OUT), Walks (BB), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS), Saves + Holds (SV+H)

    C – Schwarber
    1-Goldschmidt
    2-D Murphy
    3-Longoria
    SS-andrus
    OF-Dickerson
    OF- Cruz
    OF-judge
    U-miggy
    U-zimmer; piscotty;alther

    SP-Carrasco; Nova;;Nola;Bundy; J Ramirez; Karns; Clevinger;
    R-Devenski; Iglesias; Kela; C Edwards;
    DL Tailion ; Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Cruz, get cheaper pitching

      • Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:

        Thanks man

      • Jimmy Dimmick-Vega-Wallace says:
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        @Grey:

        Crap sorry – Godley is on the wire? Good fit?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He is a matchups guy

  91. BayOfPuigs says:
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    Carp and Wacha for Machado, 12 team H2H points, no brainer for machado side right? I do like Carp’s 1,2,3 base eligibility and his high floor, but I’m over thinking this right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado, no brainer

  92. Mike says:
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    H2H league with AVG and OPS league where there is CF/OF/OF…

    Currently have Altherr and Margot as CF, but Brett Garnder is out there. Thinking of dropping Margot for Garnder but is position flexiblilty more important here?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: Inciarte is also out there if having a backup CF is important but Margot is just meh.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ender over both

        • Mike says:
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          @Grey: Ender it is! Thanks a bunch. Gardner playing in Yankee stadium is tough to let go of, but power surge is probably just a mirage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Gardner

  93. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Whats good! Great shit as usual. I have three for you today;

    10 team, 6×6 (OPS & HLD) roto, no DL

    1. Altherr for Kepler, Maybin, or Renfroe
    2. Bell for Bregman
    3. For a team struggling with pitching quality is it worth DL stashing Happ & Ross (different league, 12 team/h2h)

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Renfroe 2. Bregman 3. Ross

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Homie! If the DL room is there, any reason other than injury to the elbow, not to roll the dice on Happ too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  94. web says:
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    Jake lamb or Kyle Seager ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  95. Oppo Taco says:
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    I have Piscotty still on my DL as I have no room to take him off, who would you drop out of the following? It’s a 12 team roto Keeper league : Happ, Alonso, Cobb, Quintana, Devenski. Or would you just cut piscotty? He’s in coors this weekend and wanted to hold but I have no obvious drop.

    Also Im currently last in saves but in first overall, trading for saves is hard because we only allow for 2 RP Slots. I currently have Jansen and Neris in those slots. Would you try to trade for a more established closer? Our setup makes this category very fickle. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana — I would not trade for a closer

  96. Nightpandas says:
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    Limited moves league…dropping PISScotty for Adam Frazier? Util spot

    Love the Ivan Nova Scotia shout out…my home province!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! I’d hold Piscotty, at least for this weekend

  97. JOHN Daly says:
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    Puig or piscotty for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  98. peacecoast says:
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    Thoughts on Addy Russell ROS? Shitty so far but still accumulating R and RBI cuz of the team. Give more time? Adam Frazier on the wire. Tim Anderson. Did too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  99. ctrengove says:
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    2 ROS questions:
    McCutchen or Schwarber ROS?

    Polanco or Schwarber ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber, Polanco

  100. Shark shopping...sharking? says:
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    Pick an option below to trade my Samardzija for:
    1-Broxton
    2-Carlos Santana
    3-Owings
    4-Bour
    5-Bregman
    6-a combination to your liking of the above
    7-none of the above, keep Samardzija
    8-none of the above, OP sucks at coming up with trades

    It’s a 12 team roto with added OPS. I could use RBI, AVG, and OPS (and I’m a little low on SB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them, depends what you need…..

  101. Call Me Mabry says:
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    got a possible 3 team trade going on in one of my leagues who do you think wins out of this trade

    TEAM A gets – Matt Kemp and Addison Reed

    TEAM B gets – James Paxton

    I get – Jacob deGrom (so basically I would be giving up Paxton and Reed for deGrom)

    thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  102. KarlJ says:
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    Waiver wire replacement at 2B until Odor finds his groove: Adam Frazier or Chris Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  103. mike says:
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    C: Schwarber
    1B: Votto
    2B: Odor
    3B: Longoria
    Ss: Seager
    OF: Myers
    OF: Duval
    OF: Deshizz
    Uty: Bour
    Bench: Beltre, Shelbler, JBJ, Beltran
    Sp: Arrietta
    Sp: Ed Rod
    Rp: Diaz
    Rp: Robertson
    P: Hand
    P: Kela
    P: Bundy
    Bench: Lackey, Wacha, Smyly, Thor
    ITS a 13 team Rotisserie season long points league.
    Im asking for advice. Should I be shooting desperately to trade for a specific position?
    Hernan, pence, Healey, Kepler, Bregmen, and blach are on waivors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching looks like a mess, but I don’t know, how is your team doing? What do the standing say?

      • mike says:
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        Not bad I was in first now im in tenth. ITS my average. Im last in Batting average and obp. 13 teams. I have 20 Less strikeouts then six people before im 3rd in that. Saves its very close. Era whip and walk ratio is all close.
        This is based onpoints so im writing this below as how many points im getting for each category. Its what the standings look like for me. Im in 10th and there is 13 teams.
        runs hr rbi sb ave obp w sv k era whip walks
        7.5 )10)8) 4) 1) 2)12)4)5)4) 4) 10
        Thankyou so much grey. Thats ow many points im getting in each. So 7.5 is about tied for 6th. Some will o over the inning limit if they dont bench, and I am projected to stay equal to the inning limit until smyly or thor comes back. Then I would rojected to go over the inning limit. Its like 1200 innings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • mike says:
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          Runs 7.5 HR 10 Rbi 8 ave 1 obp 2
          Wins 12 Sv 4 strikeouts 5 Era 4 Whip 4
          Walks 10
          71 points total and first place has 113 points everyone is deceiveingly close.

  104. dubjay says:
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    What do you think of Michael Brantley? He never seems to get a name drop in here. He was just dropped in my league but nobody grabbed him off of waivers so he’s still there. He’s one of those kind of boring but productive players. Everybody is clamouring for the next “toolsy”player while guys like this seem to get it done year after year(when they’re not injured). that being said, I am just as guilty as the rest as I have not only Mr.Mendoza himself, B.Buxton but K.Broxton on my squad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve gone over him in the past, he has zero homers and hitting .260 in May

  105. Wil says:
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    The disrespect you had for A. Miranda was criminal. He’s looking like a must own in all leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m a terrible person

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: how dare you not like a 28 year old 58 innings pitched limited upside meh K flyball pitcher this off season *rolls eyes*

        • Wil says:
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          @J-FOH: this year he’s got a 3:1 k:bb striking out about a batter an inning.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Wil: and a 4.28 ERA and 4.57 FIP, yes he’s become more of a strikeout pitcherbut at what cost. Not a huge fan, he’s a home schooler at best

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But he’s named after a mermaid!

      • Wil says:
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        @Grey: defensive you?

  106. Call Me Mabry says:
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    would you rather have matt kemp or chris davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, Kemp

  107. henncoop says:
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    I am in 2 different swallow H2H leagues with Karns on the DL & no room
    1 Drop Karns for E Rod, Shoe Folty, Severino, Nova, or Gray?
    2 Drop Karns for Severino, Folty, Ross, or Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Severino 2. Severino

  108. J-FOH says:
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    Call me crazy, but I imagine you have a large framed black and white photo of yourself ala Gavin Belson in your house. Fact or fiction?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have multiple paintings of myself around my house… My next one is going to be me in a throne with Ted sitting by my feet, dressed like King Ralph

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Hey I have that painting already, but it’s me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, you need Ted in the pic!

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Who says he isn’t? Ted and I are boys, he racist and I’m a Red Sox fan. Two peas in a pod.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ted prefers the idiom two pees and a poop

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I think we all have one of you in our house. I went with me as a shirtless fireman caring you out of a burning building with Ted attached to my leg like he’s humping it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I should take pics in front of everyone’s shrine of me, then miniaturize the pics and make a collage like The Truman Show movie poster so it’s a big picture of me.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: that would be the most narcisitic thing ever….DO IT!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I want to but I’m too lazy!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: what about a picture of you made from little pictures of Giancarlo?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Can you make this for me? Please

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @J-FOH: Who’s Grey’s blood boy?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: probably some barista who’s really a struggling actor he met at pilates

  109. Hometown Heroes says:
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    12 team al only roto keeper league. Would you give up Rajai Davis and S Casilla for Ian Kennedy?

    What about Sam Travis for R Martin?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Kennedy… Martin if you need a catcher

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

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

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Bedrosian*, Nova, Severino
    (6) Bench: Ray, Lynn, Shoemaker, J. Ross, Morton, Andriese/streamer

    (2) DL: Walker

    1) With only 3 moves left for the week, should I use 2 or all 3 of them for the following streams? I’ll already have 6 or 7 already owned starters left to pitch this week too…

    McCarthy vs. CHC (9.2)
    Glasnow vs. NYM (4.0)
    J. Montgomery vs. OAK (3.4)

    2) Or instead should I replace maybe Haniger, Bedrosian, or someone else to add T. Ross and stash him in the DL?

    3) Or with the recent Glover news, should I use one of my 3 remaining adds to add him or someone else over someone?

    Available RPs: Glover, K-Rod, Neris, Vincent, Pazos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1 Not McCarthy 2. No 3. Sure, Glover

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Cool thanks! For #3, who is the drop for Glover?

        (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
        (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
        (4) P: Betances, Bedrosian*, Nova, Severino
        (6) Bench: Ray, Lynn, Shoemaker, J. Ross, Morton, Andriese/streamer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bedrosian

  111. mike says:
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    I thought this trade was not fair and should have been vetoed. I would like razzballs hairy thoughts on what they think about this trade.
    A: Hosmer, Kenley, Reed, Brach.
    B: Zimm, Wood, Shaw, Britton
    The A: side gave away all his closers to the 2nd place team who had no closers but Britton. SO side A has Britton only now. While side be is now in first place and went from zero closers to 3. He didnt give up anything to get them. I feel hands down this trade should have been vetoed. BUT if razzball says im wrong I want to understand how.

    • mike says:
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      @mike: Side A was and is still down in the bottom five.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine

      • mike says:
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        @Grey: I cant see it. When side A did nothing to help his team. He switched hosmer for zimmerman at first. That is probrably fair enough. But then he gave away every closer he had so now he will lose 13 points right there, atleast ten.He did need wood, but thats all he gained was wood. He will losepoints from this trade while the other will gain maybe 13 points in saves now putting him in first in saves. Its a season long points Rottiserie so saves matter, theres six catageories for bats and pitching. I guess one team benefiting way more from a trade then the other doesnt matter in a trade. So then I blame it on the side A guy and take it out on him then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How many teams are you managing? Trade’s fair as far as players, can’t veto a trade cause you don’t like it helps another team

          • Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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            @Grey: whatim saying is the amount of value the two parties are getting from the trade are to be considered for it to get passed. If one side will get 20 points in the standings while the other wont gain any points from the trade then it shouldnr matter what the players names are. Because it isnt helping him its only helping the other guy and alot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Unless you can prove collusion, the trade on its face looks fine

              • Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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                I cant prove it but its suppose to be a real strict and fair league. Its live ,search keeper..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Looks like a fair trade too

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @mike: I love this — you’re like “he didn’t get anything!…okay, he’s switching out Zimmerman for Hosmer, fair enough, but that’s it! I mean, he got Wood and he really needs a starter, but that’s all he got!”

      Not to mention that he got a decent third baseman in Shaw. You don’t like the deal because it helped a competitor, but that’s why people make trades! I’m thinking you should play in leagues that don’t allow trades. This one is fair and unless there is proof that these guys got together and agreed to do this purely to help team B, you don’t really have a gripe here.

      Here is the standard for vetoing trades — I was in a league where a guy traded Mike Trout for Chad Billingsley. That’s what a veto-able trade looks like.

  112. demribbies says:
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    Another HR for Rendon. This is getting silly. Love it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: this is our reward for putting up with his 1/4s with no RBIs the past 2 weeks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: You know how a baseball season works right? Not every guy gets to their end season #’s the same way. Tell me you understand and I’ll leave you alone when you bitch about the next guy who doesn’t get a hit for 3 days.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Cram It: not sure if you know i’m joking 99% of the time while posting on here or just have that stick too far up your butt…

            • Cram It says:
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              @William Hung: Mmmm nah I don’t think you’re joking. I don’t know what’s funny about whining about players that aren’t hitting.

            • Cram It says:
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              @William Hung: So your Story musings yesterday must’ve been the 1% of not joking

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Cram It: Wait, did Story do something today?

  113. Bean Me Blazer says:
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    Sell high on Cruz? He’s looked rubbishy lately. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In what, the last five games? He has 4 HRs and .270 in May

      • Bean Me Blazer says:
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        @Grey: He just hit a bomb too. I’m too impatient for this game!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Bean Me Blazer: You and William Hung should hang out together.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  114. RAZZIE says:
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    Hi, I have a trade question if you don’t mind. I am in a 12 team standard 5×5 dynasty league. I got offered Jose Ramirez, Sean Manaea, Brad Hand, and a late first rounder for my Jose Berrios, Devon Travis, and Robert Gsellman. I have Altuve at 2nd, so Travis is mainly on the bench. I don’t mind losing Gsellman. I really hate to part with Berrios. Would I be getting enough in return for him? Are you a believer in Manaea?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • RAZZIE says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! One last one.. Same guy would deal Urias straight up for my Berrios.. do you take it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  115. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!!

    Great write-up, man! It was one of the highlights of the day and I had several today!!

    a. Just got back from a refugee camp called Gaga. Wait it gets better! We have a colleague (who happens to be a woman) who always ends up going to this camp as she’s been there the most and she manages to get to spend at least 2 nights a week there to cash in on the daily subsistence allowance for sleeping away from your normal duty station. The name I coined for her that EVERYONE in the office got a kick out of…..Of course, Lady Gaga!

    b. Anyway back to why I was in Gaga refugee camp – which is btw dead smack in the middle on the road between Farchana (USA) and Don Ameche, so about 40 miles from either location, but of course it takes an hour to get there. A kind NGO agreed to build 9 classes in two sites – one at the high school and one at the primary school. We give them the cash and the logistics, they build the school it’s great. Today was the groundbreaking ceremony for both sites, got to see the look of joy in the children’s faces. Overall a good day!

    c. Yesterday I benched Adam Frazier AND Bour for Fat Adams and Maybin. Sonavabench but at least I have them on the bench. Frazier is the best player in Pitt right now and that’s saying a lot.

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for May 25

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Well, look, John, we can’t have you running around out there, wasting friendly civilians.’

    Rambo: ‘- There are no friendly civilians.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- I’m your friend, Johnny. I was there with you, knee deep in blood and guts. I covered your ass more than once! Seems like bailing you out of trouble is becoming a lifetime job for me!’

    Rambo: ‘There wouldn’t be no trouble except for that king shit cop!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha, awesome B. That’s incredible, good stuff, man! C. Ouch D. Nice!

  116. I Am The Liquor says:
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    5×5 12 team roto keeper league

    I’m rebuilding and have Jose Berrios right now. A team making a run for the title offered me Freddie Freeman for Berrios and 5 of my earliest picks in the draft (10 keepers so rounds 11 – 15).

    I’m on the fence of whether this is a good trade. I have extra picks that I have accumulated this year through trades so my draft won’t be a wash if I give up the picks. Mainly unsure if trading Berrios is the move right now, even for a top guy like FF. Would love to know your thoughts!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Freeman

  117. jon says:
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    springer russell and polanco for Harper? 10 team keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  118. ryanoger says:
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    Drop Rosenthal or Barraclough for Kela or hold? (holds league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

  119. ryanoger says:
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    Greinke or Carrasco ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Greinke!

  120. Big league choo says:
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    12 team H2H dynasty 7×7 OBP, TBs

    Want to snag Ross this weekend as I’ve been awful in starting pitching Cueto, Salazar, Hill, Stroman are my best guys

    Lose Travis, bour, altherr, tommy Joseph, David peralta

    Also pujols and smoak hit the wire lose any of above guys for them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To-Jo, Travis, Altherr for all 3

  121. Matthew Lehman says:
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    SON loves Nola tomorrow vs a good Cincy offense…are you streaming him in a 12 team league or waiting for another quality outing from him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  122. Fogimon says:
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    If you’re in 2nd place, but you’ve been starting Odor every day, it feels like you are in 1st place.

    Right?

    Right?

    Am I alone here?

    RIGHT!!??

    ….sobs quietly….

  123. William Hung says:
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    MLB.tv gives the gift of Rockies broadcasts – Their promo this season 7 runs = FREE TACOS!

    The TV score lights up like crazy every time they get it. A little jealous – wish the Mets had that kind of promo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @William Hung: They do, If their starter makes it through 7 innings everyone gets a doctors note to take off the next day.

  124. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need to pick up a catcher for next week. who to drop? adam frazier, m franco or zimmer? thank you…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  125. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Shooting at the walls of heartache
    Bang, bang!
    I am the Storyior

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  126. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Should I keep putting Sam Dyson in my starting line up in hopes that he will turn it around? Also, what to do with all of this Blockbuster stock? Lastly, my left testicles has been black for 3 months and I am a while male. Should I get it looked at or just keep on keeping on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Dyson and Blockbuster stock

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Blockbuster would be a better pitcher than Dyson right now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  127. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hurdle just rode Ivan Nova till the wheels came off. I don’t get it. They have Watson. Even with a low pitch count, it was a blow out. I’m in a Quality Start league. This didn’t have to be so stressful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, ridiculous

  128. vee says:
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    good read.. thanks Grey
    conveniently put all the jays at the very end eh? (torontonian here). we’re BACK! (kinda)

    drop Cesar Hernandez for Devon Travis? cesar has been slumping lately but i’ve never followed him much so i dont know how legit he is. Travis i know hes pretty decent when he gets it going

    also have Odor sitting on my bench since before i hit puberty, waiting for some results

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I group players together by team, always do, just happened Jays were last today…. I’d go with Travis

  129. Scott Kimmel says:
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    With Karns now on the DL, who should I pick up? Choices are:

    CLevinger
    Cashner
    Blach
    Gaviglio
    Butler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blach

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok thanks

  130. William Hung says:
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    Pazos and Vincent already used here in the bottom of the 8th – looks like Edwin Diaz is back in the closer seat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  131. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Bud Black thought was a good one. I think Buddy was the pitching coach on the Angels WS team. Darren Balsley got a lot of credit as the pitch whisperer but I was always pretty sure it was really Black who was making the difference.

    Phillies manager Pete Mac seems like he has a lot of that old style to him. He busts guys for not running out GBs and stuff. I would bet almost anything that the Franco benchings are as much about attitude and effort as they are about performance.

    I’d like to know what was going through Jeff Bannister’s head as he left Dyson out there to take his beating yesterday. I’m sure it wasn’t punitive but what was the point. Hoping he could work his way through something. He probably should not throw another major league pitch for a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a good call on Franco, I could see that… Dyson needs a minor league stint to get his head right…

  132. Christopher Sherwin says:
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    Sano & Giles for Arenado

    Which side? I was thinking Arenado by a landslide?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Arenado

  133. frick fracking Nova pitched eight scoreless then gives up 4 in the ninth. [email protected]*%t Hurdle!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  134. Sano it's your birthday says:
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    Would you drop any of these 3 players for Tulo

    Margot beckham or Ian happ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  135. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    The best part about “The Worst Trade Ever”, my team is sinking like a stone. I’ve dropped 8 points since I made it, and Cargo is on his Thames vs the Reds shizz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karma, man, karma

  136. William Hung says:
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    So the Yankees game was postponed, while the Mets game is still on as of right now – why couldn’t they move the Yankees game to tonight if they think the Mets game will get in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good question

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @William Hung: I’m not sure how it is the case here, but the answer is always “money”

  137. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. mazara and salazar for cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto, fair

  138. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    C- Wellington
    1b – rizzo
    2b -odor
    SS- Correa
    Mi- schoop
    3b – seager
    Ci -smoak
    Of Stanton
    Of khris Davis
    Of upton
    Of Santana
    U- lomo
    Bench hicks

    Is hicks the drop here to activate polanco? 10 team OPS league. Is polanco worth rostering?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Hicks

  139. The Great Knoche says:
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    Curtailed Calendar Colby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  140. MW says:
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    Oh man, love the Scottish indie rock reference!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @MW:

      Yeah that one was pretty obscure. That was a good album actually.

  141. Alex says:
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    How the F did Nova get sent back out for the 9th? I really needed that QS

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Alex: their bullpen got taxed yesterday. Guessing he didn’t want to use them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, ugh

  142. dbayley says:
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    Close our eyes until it’s over and start Ray today @ MIL? (SON giving $9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am in a deep league

  143. OaktownSteve says:
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    Said it a week or two ago, but I’ll say it again. Tyler Anderson is a good grab where you need pitching. He had a great SABR profile coming into the season. Got off to a rough start corrected himself. 32:7 K/BB last 4 starts and a 2.91 ERA across his last 4 starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he looks solid, still wouldn’t touch him in Coors, but all of these Rockies starters on the road look decent

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        The Coors thing is dodgy. He did have a 50+% GB rate and close to a 8k/9 at home. I think he’s an interesting buy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think they’re all interesting on the road, but I’m nervous in all leagues about Coors

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: I remember when Mike Hampton scoffed at the notion that Coors was a death trap for pitchers because he threw a sinker (Those Denver schools though…). He was definitely feeling himself that first half of his first season – then the baseball gods struck…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, totally

    • William Hung says:
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      @Grey: @OaktownSteve: Yeah when I was looking at FIP and xFIP on fangraphs, Tyler Anderson came up because his xFIP is like 2-3 points lower than his FIP and ERA… that 25% HR/FB rate is inflating his ERA

  144. Jason Murray says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman/Julio Urias or Trevor Story/Brendan Rodgers in a H2H, 10-team keeper? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  145. OaktownSteve says:
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    Also, and I am sure I’m not the first person to think of this, I’m pretty sure Keith Hernandez deal was about drugs. Just substitute “cocaine” for “triceratops” and the whole thing suddenly makes sense.

    Everybody on that Mets team was definitely into “dinosaurs.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally!

    • William Hung says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Gooden, Strawberry, and Hernandez…

  146. William Hung says:
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    Would 0-5 with 5Ks be a platinum sombrero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know if sombreros come platinum

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: if there’s a step up from a golden sombrero then Odubel has it…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, oh, yeah, saw that… Yikes

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Indeed, 0-5 with 5 Ks is the platinum sombrero – Gary Cohen from SNY made a reference to it after Conforto got the Golden Sombrero just now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Crazy

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @William Hung:

      Oh yeah there is a platinum and Odubel is wearing one

  147. Nightpandas says:
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    Dropping horse teeth for Tyler Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not for home games

  148. Frank Lynch says:
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    HeY Grey.. How you feel about Tyson Ross. Pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  149. Adam Duchow says:
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    7×7 obp, tb

    Abreu and Machado
    Or
    Harper and Odor

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Adam Duchow: Harper side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  150. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    The moves are fast and furious over here now! Is Maeda/Odor too much for Verlander… or not enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  151. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    When does Hoskins join the big leagues? He is still raking in A too. Do I drop Beltran in a 13 team keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ask Ralph

      • Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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        @Grey: were is he?

  152. JP says:
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    Trade Altuve/Zimmerman for Freeman/Myers?

    I have DJ/Lowrie to fill in at 2B

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @JP: nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  153. OaktownSteve says:
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    Every time I see the last name of the Padres starting pitcher for today, I expect his first name to be Sidney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great director

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        yes…AND married to Gloria Vanderbilt.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Network is one of the best and amazingly prescient

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            The Verdict is underrated Newman as well.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My dad took me to see that when I was like 6, that and Fort Apache, The Bronx… Total kids’ movies!

  154. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Jbj or j upton ros ops league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  155. Curious George Springer says:
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    Added To-Jo for the short schedule homer today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  156. Lucas Silva says:
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    A demotion followed by a DL stint is a grievance waiting to happen.

  157. OaktownSteve says:
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    How do you feel if you’re Rafael Montero. Mets announce they are scratching deGrom because they’re worried about injury given the weather.

    “So anyway Jacob, it’s going to be just awful out there. Down right dangerous. Nearly impossible conditions, really. Just a painful, career ending injury waiting to happen. So we’re going to push you back.”

    “Sure coach. Whatever you say.”

    “Ok, now where’s Montero?”

    “Been standing here the whole time, Skip.”

    “Great. Go get ’em kid.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, really…Why don’t they just forfeit the game?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: cause it’s the Padres and they are throwing out a junk pitcher too

  158. Milarky says:
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    Awesome stuff Grey! We start 2 at each IF position, and i’ve got a giant hole for my second SS spot (it was Semien). Waiver options are horrific. I may have a guy willing to take Charlie Morton for one of either Cozart or Gregorius. Given that I got Morton off waivers, this is a no brainer, isn’t it? If so, which one?

    For context, my SPs are Scherzer, deGrom, Salazar, Shoemaker, Nova, Severino, Jon Gray, Morton, Daniel Norris, Drew Pomeranz (we start 6).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Didi

  159. Dommattingly says:
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    Broxton, Adam Frazier, or J Baez end of bench guy?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  160. PD says:
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    2b question – yolmer Sanchez, Jed lowrie or eric sogard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  161. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Hey, If the Whitesox move Robertson at the deadline, who becomes the new closer on the South-side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who will be the closer in 6 weeks? I don’t know, maybe Kahnle

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        That is what i have been thinking 33 k’s 4BB’s in 18IP’s, closer written all over him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  162. Steven Tyler says:
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    Which three Sp’s do you think I should keep for Ros?
    QS league

    Gio,Hill,Shoemaker, Nola, Walker

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio, Shoemaker, Nola

  163. Joey says:
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    Grey, I’ve got Justin Turner sitting on my bench right now; great AVG, but power has been underwhelming. Drop him for Iniciarte or Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer not to, and these guys aren’t power guys

  164. Jeff says:
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    League with avg and ops

    Josh Harrison or Ender Inciarte?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jeff:
      Ender

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  165. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi, 12 team h2h pts, please rank for ROS Foltynewicz , Wheeler, Vargas, – thanks.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Surfer dude:
      Wheeler has the most upside of the three and the further away from TJ he gets, the better he will get..

      For now I will rank them Vargas, Wheeler, Folty. Keep an eye on Wheeler, cause Vargas will not pitch like he is pitching now, all season.

      cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vargas, Folty

  166. Big league choo says:
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    are you done with graveman? Gausman is available, it’s a Qs 7×7 league

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Big league choo:
      I’d take a shoot with Gausman, much higher upside and sooner or later he will pitch like the stud he is..Graveman is dead to me..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Gausman

  167. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Nola or Ray?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jerry:
      I like Ray, better team, more K’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  168. H says:
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    Kepler or Schwarber? 10 team points league, we start 5 OF. Schwarber has been terrible is he droppable at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  169. vee says:
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    slumping Odor for slumping Encarnacion? i dont know when miggy is going to get back in stride cus im really lacking HR power and RBI. or am i just too impatient… thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, go ahead for Edwin

  170. Jb says:
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    Didi or Smoak as DL replacement for freeman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  171. Al says:
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    Need advice on a trade. Sitting 2nd in a 10 team league.

    C-Sanchez
    1B – Reynolds
    2B- Kindler
    3B – Lamb
    SS – Andrus
    OF- Cruz, Betts, Duvall
    Util-Benintendi, Carpenter
    Bench – Bour, Avisáis garcia, Jose Ramirez

    SP – Stroman, Strasburg, Severino, Clevinger, Samardzija, Estrada, Holland, Triggs, Ken Giles.
    DL- Keuchel and Taijuan Walker

    Was offered Ervin Santana for Benintendi. Thoughts on making a trade? Or if it aint broke don’t fix it. I also have 2 guys coming off the DL so will be dropping Giles and Clevinger/Holland. Its a quality arm that is being offered, but not sure I need pitching help.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • Al says:
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        was leaning more towards NO, another opinion helps.

  172. Jon says:
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    Would you add Bour, Lowrie, Gardner, Pillar, or Holliday over Grichuk, Dyson, Bregman, or Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour or Pillar over Grichuk, depends on needs

  173. Boomer19 says:
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    Best dl stash for starters. Taillon, Rodon, or Tyson Ross? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  174. Polish neighbor says:
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    Herrro,
    Is Arrieta droppable in 10 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Polish neighbor says:
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        @Grey: Okay. BTW translate Szczur from polish to english :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  175. Jon says:
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    Choose 2: Lackey, Gausman, Andriese

    • Jon says:
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      Ignore that – I meant keep 1 of those 3, not keep 2. Is it Gausman because upside, even though he’s been terrible?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Keep Lackey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Gausman

  176. Mo says:
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    trade question Verlander and Upton for Strasburg or Lester and Trumbo? h2h
    and should I get Stras over Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester/Trumbo

  177. John says:
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    H2H league that counts walks and strikeiuts as hitting cats. One has to go from this list:
    Kepler, Holliday, Schebler, Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  178. William Hung says:
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    Incredible – Braun starts the game and doesn’t even make it to his 2nd AB…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: who has may 26th in the pool?

    • Birrrdy! says:
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      @William Hung: they are just resting him! He’ll be fine. No injury yet. I want that t-shirt!!!

  179. KillerB says:
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    @Grey — Donaldson coming back. Need to drop one of the following. Who would you dump:

    Margot
    Fowler
    Broxton
    Odubel
    Javier Baez
    Eugenio Suarez
    Lorenzo Cain

    **Fowler and Cain can’t be kept. The rest are keeper eligible though Margot and Broxton will cost a bit more than the others.

  180. William Hung says:
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    so appropriate that Maeda shits the bed in his first start off the DL because everyone knows he wasn’t really hurt – Baseball Gods dishing out karma

  181. coacher says:
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    I have some OF decisions on my 14-team 5×5 roto (HR, RBI, R, SB, OBP) league. My starting five right now are: Bellinger, Buxton, Choo, Maybin and Renfroe. I have Heyward coming off the DL. There are some interesting names on the FA list…L.Garcia, Mancini, Deshields, Kiermaier, Parra, Grossman, canha, Joyce, Ben Revere, Alex Gordon and Leonys Martin.

    I can’t slide Bellinger to 1B, CI or U unless I want to get rid of Votto, Smoak or HanRam. I even have Josh Bell.

    Do I need to make any changes for the rest of the season? I like the boost in SBs Buxton and Maybin have given me.

    Renfroe provides some power….

  182. Matthew Baumer says:
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    Who should I dump, J Ramirez or Bregman? 7×7 with obp and slg

    Thanks

  183. Blip bloop says:
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    Why aren’t you more sold on severino? Just too young and inconsistent.. isn’t that how the breakout always starts?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Blip bloop: his blurb was more about how awful the Royals offense is this season. AFAIK he’s been talking up Severino for awhile now

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