Jonathan Papelbon has a contract that insures that he remains the closer if he’s traded.  He would likely be the closer in Washington even without that stipulation, but it’s so like Papelbon to have that in his contract.  Should just call that the douche clause.  To fix him, the Nationals should bring him into games where they’re up one run in the seventh and run him out there for three innings every night until his arm falls off.  Sure, they’d cost themselves a closer and games, but isn’t spite worth it?  I know it is when Cougs says she has a headache and I say, “Fine, I’m gonna sleep in the bathtub!”  Sure, I could stay in the bed, or even opt for a couch, but the spite wouldn’t be driven home as well.  Papelbon’s trade obviously kills all value for Drew Storen.  Shame, his career feels like the exact opposite of Fernando Rodney.  No matter how well Storen pitches every year he seems to lose the job for some unforeseen reason.  Maybe he can figure out a way to work into his contract, “Must pitch after any white guy that is a terrible dancer whether that is Mark Madsen, Grey Albright or Papelbon.”  Of course, in Philly, this means that Ken Giles gets his long-deserved chance to close for the Phils.  All three games where they’re leading.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Devon Travis – Was moved to the leadoff spot and hit a leadoff home run in the 1st, then left the game aggravating his shoulder.  It’s almost like it was his entire season sped up to fit into a Vine.

Jose Bautista – Pulled up lame and it looked like a hamstring injury.  *checking news reports*  But Bautista is saying it was just cramps.  Grey Albright, M.D. FML.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  Last year he had five homers in 61 games, but this year he has five homers in only 57 games, so throw away all projections, he’s blowing through them!

Jayson Werth – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  For what it’s Werth, I wouldn’t go and fill your DL slot that quickly as Werth will likely need it again soon.

Dee Gordon – 2-for-3, 1 run as he returned from his dislocated thumb.  Thumbs?  Where Gordon’s going he doesn’t need any thumbs!

Jose Fernandez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.53.  I can’t feel my face when I’m watching J-Fer pitch, but I love it.

Henderson Alvarez – Undergoing shoulder surgery.  Kinda scared for him if someone reads that previous sentence in two months, because that will mean he’s still undergoing shoulder surgery.  Maybe it’s best if I delete this post after tomorrow.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Still hitting, still schmotatoing.

Francisco Cervelli – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .301 and hitting near-.500 in the last week.  *you looking at your stats from your catcher, you looking at Cervelli on waivers, you banging your head*

Jung Ho Kang – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  He’s the star of Obama’s fantasy team, Yes You Kang.

Trevor Bauer – 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Royals, ERA at 4.13.  You have bigger grapes than I if you started him in this game.  In future games, I’d also use the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Michael Bourn – 2-for-3, 1 run and 3 steals (8, 9, 10) as the Indians stole six bases total off Geoffrey the Giraffe, excuse me, Christall Young in less than five innings.  Young’s leg kick takes so long that Neil Armstrong has time to make grand proclamations.

Ben Zobrist – Traded to the Royals.  Let’s face it, Zobrist was always a square peg in a round hole in Oakland.  His Christian singer wife had been complaining to him about playing with Reddick/Semien/Burns for a while, and then throw in Billy Butler and his manssiere and it was never going to work out.   “Do you know what people are saying at church?  These are the devil words, Ben.”  Zobrist will likely share time in left and at 2nd base, spelling O-M-A-R and D-Y-S-O-N.  This likely kills most of Dyson’s value.  Damn, right after someone got a SAGNOF tattoo on their hand!  You can always change it to EGGNOG!

Joe Blanton – Designated for assignment.  That assignment could be anywhere from working in Yordano’s entourage to sucking less.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Also, yesterday, Evan Longoria hit his 11th homer.  *closes computer, shuts lights, moves curtains very gently, realizing that if there is an apocalypse happening it might blind me or melt my face*  A gentle breeze rustles the leafs.  Clear skies.  Then…Yasiel Puig hang glides past my window.  AH!!!

Curt Casali – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers, after hitting two homers on Monday, and that’s 7 homers on the year for him in only 20 games!  Okay, hot schmotato, fo’definites, but who is this guy, you ask in that sultry voice of yours.  Let’s see, okay, so he’s never hit more than five homers in any one stop of the minors above Single-A ball.  What say you, Guru, he’s got Maas appeal!

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.76 as he beat David Price (6 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 4) in such a way that it makes me think Price really wants to be traded to a contender, or Price just has a generous heaping of nostalgia for the Rays.  Maybe that’s why he sleeps with a Don Zimmer bear.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer.  Stay hot, you sumsabeech, stay hot!  But please not too hot that you get traded to the Mets.

Matt Cain – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Solid stream by me.  Hayzeus Cristo, it’s the Brewers!  They don’t even want to win!

Wily Peralta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks as he returns from the DL.  Incredible, he would’ve been the better streamer yesterday.  Throw me a frickin’ bone, Stream-o-Nator!

Gerardo Parra – 3-for-4, 3 runs, hitting .324.  He’s in the middle of a career year, so I almost feel like it’s destined for him to be traded somewhere and become a 4th outfielder.

Krispie Young – 3-for-6, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Of course, my batty call from Monday does this on Tuesday.  Then again, if you owned anyone on the Yankees yesterday when they scored 21 runs, except Mark Teixeira (0-for-3, 1 run; ticker tease!), you did well.

Brett Gardner – 3-for-4, 5 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Hamels is rumored to be going to the Rangers.  Hopefully, he can pitch continuously on one day rest.

Didi Gregorius – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and has back-to-back huge games.  It could be a hot schmotato, it could be the Rangers pitchers are terrible, it could he loves it when the ladies call him Big Poppa.

Chase Headley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Yesterday, I said he was a hot schmotato.  Today, I say indeed.

Jaime Garcia – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Well, it wasn’t all razzle dazzle, but I would try to hold onto him if I had room.  How’s that for a spectacular endorsement?

Randal Grichuk – Sat out again, nursing his groin.  If I could nurse from my groin, I’d never leave my house!

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  Because people respond to finger-quotes stats, Leake has a 0.60 ERA in his last four starts.

Joey Votto – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .311.  Racist!

Jason Motte – 1 IP, 0 ER.  You could almost see Maddon’s wheels turning in the Cubs game yesterday.  The Cubs were down by multiple runs and he started charging schmohawk relievers out there, all except Hector Rondon, i.e., I wouldn’t be surprised if Rondon gets the next save.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting near-.425 in the last week and hitting .750 on the year without that anchor Tulo around!

Zach Godley – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.25 thru two starts and it will be near-4 after four starts and near-6 after six starts.  Sorry, but I feel like Christopher Hitchens on Godley.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Member when Yasmany was a thing?  Did he even slump before the Diamondbacks benched him indefinitely?

Hisashi Iwakuma – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.10.  Hisashi my dashi — burp burp.  I’m guessing there’s still an injury here the M’s are trying to ignore so they can trade him.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer.  I liked not owning him better when he was slumping.  Can we go back to that?

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  I own him, and I’m serious when I say I kinda wish he wouldn’t do anything, because when he does something, it reminds me I have him on my team.

David Wright – Began baseball activities.  Hopefully his scratching himself and spitting went well.

Jenrry Mejia – Suspended for 162 games after his second positive test for PEDs.  Forget Mejia, he’s plotting more than Medea (Greek version, not Tyler Perry version).

Noah Syndergaard – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (all hits), 9 Ks, ERA down to 2.70.  Thor, Thor like a dungeon dragon!  A few more of these starts and he’ll price himself right out of my next year’s drafts.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Still hot, still Duda Duda day’ing.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  This was your Curtisy check-in.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and two more homers, now has five homers in the last week.  Again with some stank, I said in the top 100 of the 2nd half that Davis is one of the few guys that could hit 20 homers in the 2nd half.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Ooh, Unkie Grey, Ubaldo’s back, yeah, yeah?  Nope, neef, this was vs. the Braves.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .291.  The days until he’s shut down for the season?  25 days?  30?  It’s coming.  We could do a parlay bet and say within three days of Dickerson being shut down Freeman will too.

Julio Teheran – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.71.  Incredibly, this Teheran is still not as painful as the one portrayed in The Brink.  Lately, HBO Go should be called HBO Go Away.

Edward MujicaA’s announced that the Last of the Mujicas would get the saves.  They announced it about ten minutes after I stashed Doolittle on my DL slot.  Since he’ll be back mid to late-August, you should do the same.

Sonny Gray – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.16.  Could my boy bring home the Cy Young to the Gray family?  It feels unlikely, but less unlikely than three months ago.

Josh Reddick – 3-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Reddick seems to get hot in spurts–Okay, now I’m just gagging.  Oh God, that’s worse!

Jose Abreu – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Member back in June when I was begging him to get to 17 homers by the All-Star break?  Aw, Grey, you’re handsome, but hella dopey, and hella behind the times on using the word hella, but at least I’m not on cleek, Taco Bell.

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  He’s making an art of the 8-inning, non-Quality Start.

Melky Cabrera – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI.  I love what Melky’s been doing recently, so don’t take this the wrong way, but for my next birthday I want to go to the batting cages and spend the whole day in the cage labeled, “Red Sox pitchers.”

Mookie Betts – Left yesterday’s game after tumbling over the bullpen wall at Fenway, and now he’s showing concussion symptoms.  Uh-oh, well, I guess we can always hope he’s fine by 2019.  If he needs to miss a week-plus, Rusney should get everyday playing time, but I’m still not 100% that’s a good thing.

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Are you telling me Hosmer, Longoria and Sandoval all homered on the same day?  Ugh, Cougs told me to pick up an earthquake kit at Consumer Value Store and I forgot.  We’re all gonna die!!!

Chris Carter – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Tupac’s dropped more singles in the last ten years than this guy.

Carlos Correa – 3-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Can I predict his draft slot for next year?  It will start in the 80’s, then someone in a mock draft will take him in the 70’s, then someone else will take him in the 50’s, then he’ll be labeled overrated and start getting drafted in the 40’s.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 1 run, 5 RBIs.  This was his first five ribbie game of his career, and that’s from a guy with six ribs in his doll torso.

C.J. Wilson – 4 IP, 6 ER vs. Collin McHugh 5 IP, 5 ER.  In a matchup of two guys that everyone likes to own until they actually own them.

Mike Trout – Sat out yesterday with a tweaked wrist and went for an MRI that came back clean.  Good thing hitters don’t need their wrists!

David Murphy – Traded to the Angels.  Well, Shane Victorino (1-for-4, 1 run) had one day of being the left fielder in The Town That Bobby Grich Built, or simply Grichville.  Murphy will form a platoon with Victorino and be asked to supply his own scissors.

David DeJesus – Also acquired by the Angels.  Why do I feel like The Sciosciapath wouldn’t stop until Cron was a bench player again?  I can see it now, Scioscia walking past Cron on the bench, saying, “The power of DeJesus compels you!”  Sorry, that’s thurible.

  1. Andizzle says:
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    I need pitching help bad. I have an offer on the table with a few choices. I trade away my Todd Frazier (Arod will take his spot) for a combo of Jon Lester or Jordan Zimmermann, and 1 of Andrew Heaney, Mike Leake, or Michael Wacha.

    I was leaning towards Lester and Heaney if I go ahead with the trade. Thoughts?

    • kenly0 says:
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      @Andizzle: I’d keep Frazier and try to trade ARod. But, if this is your only option to get better. Take Lester and Wacha. Really a coin flip on Lester and Zimmerman

    • jakeTPE says:
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      @Andizzle: Out of Step sheep also says trade A-Rod.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andizzle: A-Rod for Lester or Zimm should be enough

  2. Eric says:
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    Correa is going in round 2 next year, man.

    • kenly0 says:
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      @Eric: Yup, and might go late 1st

      • Curt C. says:
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        @kenly0: Word…..

    • bigbear says:
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      @Eric: Agreed. The fact that he plays in Houston could see him go in the third though…

      • SallyCips says:
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        @bigbear: Hasn’t stopped Altuve, and Correa is better. I agree with everyone, Grey, you’re underestimating the value players are placing on him. He’s Trout lite right now.

    • Bk says:
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      @Eric:

      Confirmed second rounder. 80s????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: See, he’s already shot up the rankings!

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: He is not going to be easy to rank for you guys. No matter what people will fish him out early. I’d go 3rd round for him if he continues like this.

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Sad to see no blurb on Turner. Was looking forward to hearing your take on his bizarre pimple (?!) instigated infection.

      • Lville Jim says:
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        @Eric: Had one before, amazing how something so small could hurt so much. And no that’s not what she said.

        • Nate says:
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          @Lville Jim: True. I was embarrassingly sore

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: What RotoWorld failed to mention in its extremely detailed post was that the bizarrely aggressive pimple is what has been powering Turner’s breakout. HARD SELL if they got rid of that sucker.

  4. kenly0 says:
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    Dynasty league 5×5 roto

    Rank these

    Olivera
    Piscotty
    Story
    Wisler
    Jungman

    Whichever one that I get in the trade most likely won’t be kept, but used as trade bait in the offseason.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kenly0: Piscotty, Olivera

  5. assy says:
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    that Devon Travis line was gold

  6. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Streamed Cain, sat Bauer..FMFBL

  7. musky smell says:
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    UGH HISASHI IS SUCH GARBAGE

    Ruined half a season of last year and all of this year so far.

    DROPPING THIS PIECE OF CRAP.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @musky smell: Slurp derp

  8. Wilson says:
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    Kipnis or Odor for ROS? THANKS

    • Nate says:
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      @Wilson: Kipnis, fo sho’

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wilson: it’s looking like odor found his power stroke. Kipnis will have a higher batting average, more runs and more steals. Odor for HR’s and RBI’s and some speed

      • Wilson says:
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        Thank you all!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  9. John R. says:
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    The majority of my team are top-100 guys and after enjoying 2 months atop the standings, I’m falling like a sack of doorknobs.

    C: McCann/Martin
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Wong
    3B Arenado
    OF: Bautista, Gomez, Marte
    UTL: Heyward/Beltre

    SP: Scherzer, Cole, Harvey, Syndergaard, Zimmermnn, Shark
    RP: Jansen, Storen, Soria, Ramos

    Please tell me my guys are going to pull out of their slump and start hitting again so my dumpster fire of a 2nd half doesn’t continue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John R.: They’ll pull out of their slump

  10. Jvanslyke says:
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    Hate to say this since he was my favorite fa pickup this yr but is it time to move on from Vogt and just play the hot catchers day to day like Cervelli, Realmuto and Casali?

  11. SF says:
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    In a league that counts QS, owning Samardzija is pretty frustrating. I see 8 innings where his ERA is at 4.50, but no QS.

    Even though the definition of QS has the same 4.50 ERA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Yup

  12. Imgettingsome headley says:
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    Ender over Tomas, NL only Ros?

  13. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Had one of my worst fantasy baseball days ever yesterday.

    I am not saying I hate some of my FB players this morning, but I would unplug their life support to charge my cell phone.

    Better days ahead!

  14. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Good work, man. You hit it out of the park.

    Started Syndergaard, JoFer and ‘Kuma, so queue the Meatloaf song.

    NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Barack Obama is a phenomenal basketball player for a president of the United States, but I think he is just mediocre for a black guy.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  15. Gareth says:
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    How’s this for bad karma.

    I recently traded Carlos Carrasco for Drew Storen and Glen Perkins in the rcl.

    When Carrasco got lit up the other day I have to admit that even though I’m an indians fan, it was kind of pleasing.

    Then Perkins got lit up the following day and I thought “ok, I deserve that.”

    The day after that I hear rumblings of a Papelbon trade to Washington. Oh. No.

    This is my face when I heard the trade was official:

    https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/11045847_10153040808720306_8874040596737046931_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9

    Karma’s a cruel heartless bitch.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Gareth: Wait, you’re really a cat? How are you typing?

  16. The Dude says:
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    Non-keeper league. Fowler or Tucker?

  17. SteveNZ says:
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    14 team, H2H where we count OBP as well as AVG, you’re wanting Blackmon over Puig at this point, no?

    Even given Puig’s likely edge in AVG and OBP…

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @SteveNZ:Kia ora – I’d want Blackmon all day there. Puig looks like the second coming of Milton Bradley, sell him if you can.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SteveNZ: what Steve…you dont trust my ranks?

  18. Wilson says:
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    i am streaming SS, eg Lindor, Alexei, Cesar, ect
    and offerred Castro for my LonGo (i have Arenado, A Rod)

    Keep streaming or take the offer? thanks

    • kenly0 says:
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      @Wilson: If Longoria is on the bench, then yes. If he’s in a utility spot, then no. This is coming from a huge Castro fan, too. I expect him to turn things around from here on out

      • Wilson says:
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        @kenly0:
        LonGo is on UTIL slot.
        I hope Castro can turn things around too, even though there is no signal.

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Wilson: I found this on a Padres site:

          Castro stuck it out with rental players during the rebuild with three trips to the AS game, but Baez was quickly climbing the ranks and the Castro trade rumors began to swirl between the Cubs and the Mets who recently acquired Syndergaard from Toronto. At the time, Arrieta, Hammel, and Lester weren’t in the picture and the Cubs farm system had ZERO pitching. We had also just drafted another bat in Kris Bryant, keeping that pitching void. Castro was a proven bat and fresh off back to back All Star seasons, and we knew it would hurt to lose him, but we needed Syndergaard. Castro’s 2013 season went to shit because of the trade talks and we couldn’t deal him. Once 2014 came around and Baez was ticketed for 2B, no longer threatening Castro, he returned to his old self batting .290 w/ 11 HR by July 4th. Then the Cubs traded for Addison Russell and Castro’s career in Chicago began to unravel. He had weathered the storm of the rebuilding process being THE piece to rebuild around along with Rizzo, and now that Russell, Schwarber, Soler, and Bryant are finally up and all the hype is returning to Cubs fans, Castro got left out, and it’s killing him, and you can tell he’s written off Chicago. His replacement in the future plays right next to him every day, which has to be tough. He has three home walk-off hits this year and all he got out of the media was ” Boosting that trade value!”That has to weigh on you at some point. Bottom line is, Castro is 25 years old and needs to play where he’s wanted. He’s the epitome of a “change of scenery” deal. His defensive WAR is 4.4 this year placing him in the upper half of the MLB and his bat will return to form, just not in Chicago.

          • Mordacious Levator says:
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            @Malicious Phenom: it would be neat if he just grew the F up and hit like he should. he’s a grown man making millions of dollars. But if you’ve ever seen him just stare into space chewing his bigass wad of gum or whatever he’s got in there on TV while a ball goes right by him only due to him staring off into space you’ll find it odd he’s ever been a good hitter, even though he had been for like 3-4 years straight.

    • Wilson says:
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      If keep streaming is better, pick the best two SS for ROS
      Segura, Lindor, Alexei, Y Escorbar, Cesar, Russell

      Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Wilson: Lindor, Cesar, depends on needs

        • Wilson says:
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          @Grey: i need HR RBI
          Lindor or Castro for ROS?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Lindor

            • Wilson says:
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              @Grey:
              Thanks

              Lindor or B Crawford for ROS? Thanks

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Crawford

  19. Don says:
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    Things I did last night:
    A) dropped Dickerson to activate Freeman – other options were Puig or Beltre
    B) dropped Betances for Mujica – this is H2H, I’ve been middling in saves all year. Other options were Motte or Lackey. Anyway, I felt (still feel) physically sick dropping Betances.

    • Nate says:
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      @Don: How shallow is the league? Dickerson was a top 20 OF to start the year and is finally healthy…

      • Don says:
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        @Nate: 10 team, so shallow it’s painful…Dickerson could end up missing more time for his foot, and he’d be rotting on my bench with Puig if I held on

    • Funketown says:
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      @Don: should’ve dropped Motte – he’s done playing closer. he was brought in a non-save situation last night already

      • Don says:
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        @Funketown: perhaps, but reading Maddon’s comments, he was “forced” to use Motte and Soriano because of Beeler’s short start…of course, Maddon also said he could see Strop or Rondon in the role

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: B) Ouch

  20. Hi Grey — If I wanted to try to sell Freeman for a power hitting OF, what is the range I should shoot for? Is Jay Bruce or Cole Calhoun too low?

    Also, I’ve got Plouffe at 3B (waiting for Miggy to return) but Castellanos has been dropped and comes off waivers tomorrow.

    I could (option 1) drop Plouffe, who will be back from paternity leave Friday or Saturday, and pick up a nice Hitter-tron 3B bat for Thursday (choices are Saladino, Headley, Valencia, Jung-ho Kang — all with 18 to 22 points, according to the wise computer) and then grab Castellanos when he clears waivers. Or (option 2) stick with Plouffe, or (3) switch out for one of the guys I just mentioned — Saladino, Headley, Valencia, Jung-ho Kang. What do you suggest?

    Thanks!

    • bigbear says:
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      @Enrique: Ride the hot tater… Plouffe won’t wander far. I have a feeling Headley is in the process of pulling his head out of his…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: I’d take either…Calhoun first…Just ride Plouffe, Headley

  21. noooo says:
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    so drop hisashi or trade him asap if i can? stream the spot or pick up jesse chavez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @noooo: Drop, stream

  22. CD says:
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    ROS – Castro, Kang, or Alcides Escobar in league w/ OBP instead of average?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CD: Alcides

  23. noooo says:
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    keeper league for ros and future…..with an emphasis on trying to win this year weekly h2h roto

    1) correa or scherzer
    2) sano, castellanos, or rendon ros 3b?
    3) papelbon, david robertson, aroldis ros…. strictly #of saves

    thanks, its hump day

    • bigbear says:
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      @noooo: 1. Bump 2. Sano (but Rendon probably if not ROS) 3. Papelbon – Nats have good starters and a marginal offense. So there will be SV chances. Not sure if Robertson/Aroldis will get traded or where…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @noooo: Scherzer…Sano…Aroldis

  24. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    20 team league with hits, BB’s, total bases, Slug, OPS. need 1B or 2B since schwarber sits 2/5 of the time. or could just wait till piscotty gets it of course
    schwarber
    c-sant
    forsythe
    suarez
    franco
    OF yelich/bruce/souza
    util sandoval
    BN grichuk/piscotty
    DL stanton
    1. drop piscotty for i would’ve said cron until yesterday, or bour, marwin, alonso,his name is paulsen, giavotella
    2. in a league this deep should i drop sandoval for castellanos
    3. just say screw 1B 40% of the time and grab coghlan over piscotty?

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: glad i asked about sandoval vs castellanos in league this deep, as this exact drop was advised for shallower leagues.

  25. Nico says:
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    Grey! I can’t seem to get a straight answer on this. When do you think Giancarlo will legitimately be back? And, do you think I should sell as it gets closer in case he reaggravates the injury? I know the hamate can haunt some players.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Nico: I would guess next week. Here’s 3 guys that had the same injury: Tulo, Sandoval, Ramos, missed 40, 37, and 34 days after surgery. Stanton is at 31 days.

      • Funketown says:
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        @Fungazi: nice comp Fungazi. @Nico – most medical experts feel it’s not a big deal to come back from hamate surgery so he shouldn’t have issues after he comes back. If you can get a haul now, why not but i’d hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: I’d sell in redraft leagues…

      • Nico says:
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        Thanks to all 3 of you. I expect power to drop off over the first 2-4 weeks of his return though, correct?

        Selling Giancarlo for Scherzer/Kluber shouldn’t be wishful thinking, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: While my brain is still functioning.. I know Stanton was low on the Top-100 for 2nd half, but once he comes back, do you like him or Arenado more RoS?

            Also, T Ross or Latos RoS?

            Thanks!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Arenado, Latos

              • Nico says:
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                @Grey: Once again, I appreciate your expertise.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  26. The HAND OF SAGNOF says:
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    Ehhh not so fast the hand lives on. I just added mujica dropped dyson. Can’t wait to see what his 4 saves do to my era/whip… now you’re making fun of my tattoo and it’s not even healed yet…my life is in shambles… The Nats have ruined a lot of fantasy teams this yr (rendon stras Werth storen etc).. if anybody is feeling creative there might need to be a glossary term for a team like this. ‘DLightfull’? (Quick somebody get that tattooed somewhere 100%visible unless you’re wearing gloves). ANYWAY..
    -gausman worth a look in a 16tm league?
    -belt in a 10tm league (papa plouffe is screwing me and his wife).
    -thanks for the 5sb dyson(if you’re reading you are now a profesh pinch runner) and Delino Jr(if you’re reading) for the love of Ron Washington’s nostrils hit the ball on the ground…
    -XOXO.

  27. CoachCalRules says:
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    Ya know what I hate? Inactive dudes in fantasy leagues. You know, the owners who haven’t finished in the top 3 in 13 years, but have to told onto Kershaw instead of dealing him for 3 players, like Corey Seager, Matz, Stras, hoping Kershaw brings them another 8th place finish next year! And to make matters worse, pre-season I dealt Mad Bum, Teheran and Anthony Rendon to last year’s last place team for Cole 45 and Mikey Stanton, and now that last place team from last year is in first place while I sit looking up at his Mad Bum from second! Should at least prove to other owners that big moves for big players can help your team! Peace.

    • bigbear says:
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      @CoachCalRules: I’ve been running a league at work for the past 6ish years. I constantly kick inactive managers out. For the first few years, I kicked out 3-4 a year. Last year to this year we had everyone re-up and have had a great league these past years. So I’d encourage you/your commish to do that.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @CoachCalRules: I am curious how these 3 guys, Corey Seager, Matz, Stras, have helped him get into first this year???

      • CoachCalRules says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: didn’t. I still have them. Guy in last place has Kershaw and won’t deal him for future studs in a 10-man keeper for those types.

  28. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    anybody else noticing that for a team supposedly ran by a weird genius type, just why are the CUBS starting guys like beeler when t.wood has been pretty great in RP for a while now. 3 innings at time he’s kicking ass.

  29. papasmurf says:
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    Haha yeah I had to smack Brainy Smurf a few times to make sure I wasn’t dreaming when I saw that Longo AND Hos had homered on the same day. I think it’s the first time all year. Perhaps first time in years.

    Samardzija’s line should have been 8 IP 2 ER. Moronic Ventura does the classic squeeze an extra inning out of SP tactic. Him and that genius in DET have really screwed my SPs this year. Price has had a few game lines ruined by being pushed out there despite high pitch count.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @papasmurf: Baseball has some seriously inept Mgrs at the moment..

  30. Phil of the Future says:
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    Oh, Devon. Sigh….

    Been that kinda year for your boy, G….. I ain’t done yet, though. I picked up Saladino! We’re saved!

    • The HAND OF SAGNOF says:
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      @Phil of the Future: you win… I’m using eungenio Suarez at ss for the moment. Haha

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I’m like Parker Lewis, baby! I can’t lose!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not as long as you stick with me!

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            You know I ain’t goin anywhere. We’re in this together

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Phil of the Future: wonder how many of us around here remember that show. good show.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thelma and Louise baby!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Right off the f***in cliff!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Let’s not go that far! Maybe dangle our feet?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: You know how I feel about half measures, BB

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      We need to go the full way!

  31. Nick says:
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    Grey,

    Rusney Castillo or Yasmany Tomas for the remainder of the year? It’s a keeper league as well.

    • Funketown says:
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      @Nick: both are fighting for playing time but for now I’d go with Castillo – not a clear winner here

  32. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Lost Storen – which of these would you pick up:

    Osuna
    Motte
    Soriano
    Any of the A’s possibles (all are available in my league)
    Hoover

    Or, wait and see what happens with other deals?

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Just my 2 cents, but maybe Kimbrel is moved and then the next guy in the pecking order gets saves until the end of the year? I guess Giles is gone?

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Mr. Rickey says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Giles is gone.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Tough one. If all of those guys are available, then you should probably grab Osuna since he’s in the seat now. But I think Hoover may have the most upside for the ROS.

    • Paul C. says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Osuna, by far

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: bad news on osuna front, supposedly AA ron is moving into closer platoon with him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I doubt that sticks

  33. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks Grey for the great write-up!

    14 team H2H points league…

    Motte or Giles or Mujica ROS

    Thanks again

    • bigbear says:
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      @RicoSuave: Giles. Crappy team, but more secure and better ratios.

  34. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Moose, Grichuk, Or Reddick ROS?

    Ortiz or Lind ROS?

    Pick up Bruce Reddick or Parra ?

    • ashtray says:
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      @Kendrick Llama: Those three guys are on waivers?

      • Jaymz says:
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        I hate to sound dumb but who is moose?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moustakas

  35. bigbear says:
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    SAGNOF!!!
    Feeling good about my pen in a 16 team H2H – Drafted Papelbon and Giles, didn’t pull the trigger on a trade offer, now hoping for the playoff push with an edge is SV (Paps, Giles, Tolleson, Boxberger/McGee) and a ratio bump.

    Not feeling so good on the Dyson though… Dropped him for Rusney. Any other players less than 10% owned that have some playing time/speed potential?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: No idea who’s available in your league

  36. Derrick says:
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    Starting McCullers today at home against LAA? SON doesn’t love it.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Derrick: Garrett Richards on the other side isn’t matching up very well so McCuller’s might be a good play for a win. Trout’s kind of hurting too.

  37. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Drafted Rondon and Storen, 2 of the best RPs this season, and somehow have had to drop both of them! My theory is that Maddon wasn’t able to draft any Cubs RPs in his fantasy draft, so he’s committed to stopping us all from having anything nice.

    Anyway, I’ve found myself with a glut of MI/CI and a need for an OF off the wire. Preferably a guy with a solid AVG and counting stats, ideally some SB thrown in (HR not needed).

    Would you drop Iglesias, Forsythe, or Sano (who I’ve unsuccessfully tried to trade since HR but no AVG hurts more that it helps) for any of the below?

    David Peralta
    Dyson (though prob back to a bench bat)
    Avisail
    Fowler
    Prado
    Herrera
    Pagan

    Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Slight correction – please ignore Iglesias (meant to say Sano or Forsythe only).

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. With it sounding like Stanton will be back soon, I may be able to just wait out the OF spot.

  38. Alex Tramble says:
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    Should I drop Yasmany Tomas to reactivate Jayson Werth?

    Or pick up Ender Inciarte to replace Tomas?

    Thanks!

  39. Nate says:
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    For a team in a position to win this year (14 team H2H) what catcher do you like rest of season?

    Ramos? Hundley? Cervelli?

  40. Chris says:
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    With Storen gone should I pick up Giles and his three saves or Mujica in Oakland. H2H Pts.
    Thanks.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Chris: I’d go Giles for sure. Mujica seems like a potential trainwreck.

  41. Vrugg says:
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    Grey – who do you like ROS; Fiers or Iwakuma
    Grandal or R. Martin
    Another great read.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vrugg: Fiers…Martin

  42. Sherm says:
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    Hope no one gets incensed about the thurible pun. Seriously, that was smokin’.

  43. Old School Brother says:
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    F U Pabst-Smear-Bon! Drafting Dickerson Rendon Storen and Abreu has been oodles of fun this year

  44. Malicious Phenom says:
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    This guy worth a shot:
    Michael Foltynewicz

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: How about in my keep forever, is he a guy to hang onto, or is he just a streamer…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, if the league is deep

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: wait till that BB rate gets better to keep, and i’m assuming league isn’t really deep since if it was you wouldn’t be asking if he was ownable. really deep leagues even guys like happ (until maybe lately) are ownable.

  45. Marte party says:
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    I need 2 slots with Dickerson and rendon coming off of the DL. I’ve tried a lot of 2 for 1 trades to no avail . I have plenty of outfield and 3b (longoria , arod, Franco, heyward, Bautista, revere, Cain, soler )

    Who are the 2 the most droppable if I can’t work
    Out a deal ? McHugh, d. Storen, odor, revere, ordozzi, Ramos, gregorson ,

  46. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Well done again bud, Eaton, Maybin, Parra or tucker at flex? Eaton has been on fire lately. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  47. TOGMAN says:
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    Who should I drop for Giles? Currently only have 2 closers.
    E. Santana, Hammel, Axford.12 H2H 6×6 QS

  48. Clint says:
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    Okay, so after the Pap Smear fallout yesterday & a savvy waiver snatch by yours truly (oh the puns in that line), here’s my pitching staff in my 12 team roto league I currently lead in where our starting spots are the typical 2 SP’s, 2 RP’s, & 4 P spots:

    SP’s: Scherzer, Kluber, Strasburg, Arrieta, Latos, T-Walker, Corbin
    RP’s: Uehara, Allen, Papelbon, Giles, Mujica, Storen
    DL’s: Doolittle, Stroman

    Available wire guys include Rafael Soriano, Betancourt, Vizcaino, Will Smith, Jeffress.. Would you make a speculative add of any of these guys & drop Storen or grab a possible trade bait bat instead such as Alex Guerrero & pray he goes somewhere like Philly in the next 48 hours?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Drop Storen, Soriano

  49. Chad says:
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    I have Zimmerman coming off the DL. Would you drop Souza, Castellanos or Jesse Chavez? Or would you just drop Zimmerman?

  50. ManuteBologna says:
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    Who is the next closer to go down? Should I get jiggy with Will Smith?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @ManuteBologna: jeffress has continued to get later looks in last few weeks, if MIL is where you’re looking. local SAGNOF guy doesn’t think so, but look at the usage.

  51. Cohen says:
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    Grey,i have Conforto, drop him for Hicks or Ender or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cohen: I’d give him another few days

  52. Dangerfield51 says:
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    G Polanco was just dropped, H2H points 10 teams, 5 OFs.
    Drop Choo for Polanco or hold, uthers available Conforto, Tucker, Tomas and D Peralta.
    Thanks for your help, have a good hump day.

  53. Jensen says:
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    Are you adding Chapman’s setup man in leagues where you need saves? I have Giles, and also K-rod’s setup man.

  54. Chad says:
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    Rendon and Zimmerman back from DL (h2h 12-tm league). Who do I drop to activate them? I’m thinking Clippard (will he get saves?) and maybe just cut Zimm?

    C- Martin
    1b- Edwin
    2B- Travis
    SS- Lindor
    3B- Machado
    OF – Gomez
    OF – Upton
    OF – Jones
    UTIL – Betts, Hosmer
    BN – Lind
    DL – Rendon, Zimmerman

    SP- Lester, Carrasco, Odorizzi, MArtinez, Samardzjia, Hammel, Wood
    RP- Melancon, Robertson, Giles, Clippard, Axford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chad: Clippard and Zimm

  55. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    I’ve got Perkins and Ramos closing right now. Both have been shaky lately. Ramos loading the bases 2 straight games… Drop either for Giles?

  56. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Also, David DeJesus’s wife is a smoke show

  57. RicoSuave says:
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    Grey, do you think Cingrani is going to get called up again? is he going to be relevant? worth stashing or not? 14 team H2H points league ( not too many SPs available)

  58. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Give up Tulo and Gattis for Arenado and Hundley? This year and the future..

  59. Paul says:
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    i was offered Nelson Cruz and Ubaldo Jiminez for my steven strausberg and Stanton?
    Should i take that or hold on to my guys?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Paul: hold

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @Paul: If keeper you hold, if non keeper and you have a chance to win it all this year I’d consider it but it doesn’t seem like a great deal. Could probably do better than Ubaldo.

  60. Bryce Krispie's says:
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    Hi Grey
    Im being offered Rizzo in a 16 team H2H dynasty league with 12 keepers. Im fighting for a money spot and the playoffs but also mindful of building a long term contender

    Id have to give up at least Schwarber and maybe travis to get him but Id get Rizzo and either carasco or price if I give both Travis and Schwarber
    Do I do the deal? Is Kyle worth the longterm and is Hosmer serviceable enough with Vogt 1b eligible?

    What do I do
    here is my team with an asterisk at probable keepers.
    Im not keeping closers anymore and have help chapman for years but hey SAGNOF!
    *Stephen Vogt 1B,C | OAK
    *Eric Hosmer 1B | KC
    *Devon Travis 2B | TOR
    Mike Moustakas 3B | KC
    *Xander Bogaerts 3B,SS | BOS
    *Ryan Braun OF | MIL
    *Bryce Harper OF | WAS
    Aaron Hicks OF | MIN
    *Manny Machado 3B | BAL
    *Anthony Rendon 2B,3B | WAS
    *Kyle Schwarber C | CHC
    Michael Conforto OF | NYM
    Aaron Judge OF | NYY
    Stephen Piscotty OF | STL
    Jesus Montero U | SEA
    Michael Taylor OF | WAS
    *Giancarlo Stanton OF | MIA

    Players
    Hisashi Iwakuma SP | SEA
    *Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
    *Chris Sale SP | CHW
    C.J. Wilson SP | LAA
    Aroldis Chapman RP | CIN
    Phil Hughes SP | MIN
    Francisco Liriano SP | PIT
    Joakim Soria RP | DET

  61. PB&J says:
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    David Peralta batting clean up for the D backs some days… sitting out on others. Not a good sign for a team;s offense when they are platooning their clean up hitter.

    Do you like Peralta or Byrd? Personally, I like Peralta if he plays…

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @PB&J: why, isn’t their offense doing quite well.

    • American Dreams says:
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      @PB&J: Peralta has been great. Grey just doesn’t like him for some reason. That PB&J looks delicious.

  62. ashtray says:
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    Assuming Betts will be put on the DL soon I’d like to replace him with another power/speed guy:

    Hicks
    Eaton
    Young
    Peralta
    Coghlan
    Granderson

  63. Springer Dinger says:
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    What do you think about Donaldson and Springer for Arenado and Pederson? Who wins this year? Who wins over the next 3 years?

      • Springer Dinger says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. And where do you see Springer ranking next year? What is his ceiling?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2nd round, top 5 player overall

          • Springer Dinger says:
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            @Grey:
            And who do you want long-term, Springer or Pederson?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Springer

  64. Scott says:
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    What would happen if J.J. Hoover pitched to Jarrod Dyson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • RicoSuave says:
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      @Scott: both of them suck…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Scott: is this in a vacuum?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: It would go from Suck to Blow

  65. Jake from State Farm says:
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    LONS reference. Very very nice. I need greystrodamus to look into his crystal ball. With tonight being the last fa before the deadline which potential closers do you think I should take a spec add for? Vizcaino, Smith, Jeffries or anyone else? Or waste a decent amount of free agent Monopoly money on bupkis and Charlie mujica? Thanks.

  66. Dommattingly says:
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    drop Devon Travis or Lindor for Latos? hold?

  67. Adam P. says:
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    Need to add a SP off waivers: ROS- WIly Peralta, Yordano V, Eovaldi, or Dan Haren?

    Thanks.

      • Adam P. says:
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        @Grey: I only have a limited amount of moves I can make all year; we have a transaction limit. I can’t add/drop a million times.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haren

          • Adam P. says:
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            @Grey: Thank you sir…..you do great work as always. Long time reader, and all that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  68. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Pretty sweet that Warren got a save in the Yankee game. That’s some real Rolaids Fireman of the Year stuff.

  69. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Latos and Morse to Dodgers

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: good for bour, i might go reaquire in some deep spots. esp my NL only where i had no intention of dropping him even if he only played half the time.

  70. k-dog says:
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    effin papelbon!

    Osuna or Giles ROS? 10 team h2h points league.

    thanks grey!

  71. Hern says:
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    Nola or Iwakuma ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

      • Hern says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        Two days straight the Grichuck write ups had me rolling!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  72. GonzoChicago says:
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    6×6 Redraft with OBP not AVG, QS not W and doubles + triples and IP/GS are the 6th cats….

    Get: Cueto or Hamels + Zobrist or Alcides + Reddick
    Give: Hanley+Syndergaard+Soler

    Zobrist/Alcides would replace Hanley starting

    OF currently: Trout, Stanton, Calhoun, Melky, Souza, Soler
    SP currently: Kluber, Keuchel, Hammel, Syndergaard, Wood, Latos

    Soooo…. All things equal-
    A) Hold Or Sell?
    B) Alcides or Zobrist
    C) Cueto or Hamels

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Depends what you need, trade’s fair B) Alcides is better C) Cueto is better

      • GonzoChicago says:
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        @Grey:

        No stat needs- Mostly would do this deal to swap Syndergaard for someone still pitching in mid-September as I am locked for playoffs. Or is this too much to give to hedge the his innings limit cutoff possibilities?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trade for a cheaper SP

          • GonzoChicago says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  73. PED Inc. says:
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    Would you offer a trade to give Hanley to get Rendon? I already have Correa at short, third is my weakest link as I’ve been playing hot bats off the wire week to week. I’d like to move Hanley for someone with the deadline coming do you think Rendon is enough? H2H points league. Thanks buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • PED Inc. says:
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        @Grey: what kind of 3B or 1B would you target for him? I already have The Toddfather who can play either. I could potentially pair him with Cargo as well for a better piece, thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Votto

  74. Funny Name says:
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    Tucker or Piscotty ROS? What do you think about their playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  75. Zeus says:
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    Between Kluber and Samardzjia I’m getting screwed with these managers leaving their guys in too long. Maybe next year I’ll only pick starters on teams with good bullpens that the manager can trust.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  76. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Latos own-able now that he is in Dodgerland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been ownable

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Ok so, after his loss to the Pads, I thought he went back to a streamer, my bad..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s been solid for about a month

  77. Mike says:
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    Does Krod or Jim Johnson get dealt? Who takes over closer jobs? Jeffress and Vizciano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress/Smith committee…Vizcaino

  78. smegma says:
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    Drop Yelich to activate R.Zimmerman? Or just drop Zimm? Points league that penalizes k’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Zimm

  79. booya says:
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    Which side in a keeper league:

    Salazar or Cmart & Velasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart

  80. John coakley says:
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    Would you drop Hammel for Latos now or are they the same type?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, drop

      • John coakley says:
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        @Grey: thank you! Always good to get a sanity check

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. Zeus says:
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    OBP league. Gordon just came off the DL and I have to drop one of my middle infidels. Right now I’m starting Duffy Eugenio and Kang with Holt on the bench. Drop holt right? Who would you go with going forward at SS Suarez or Kang? Ride the hot schmotato? Better than riding the Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holt…Kang

  82. Miguel Montero's thumb says:
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    I’ve screwed up a few things this season and won’t win my keeper league, but the one thing I did very right was a last minute decision to deal Ian Kinsler for a draft pick and instead use my final keeper on Carlos Correa (keeping Wacha instead of Iwakuma would have been helpful, too, but that’s another sad story). Do you see any SS getting ranked higher in drafts in 2016, other than Tulo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too early to say

  83. Jim says:
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    ROS Hector Santiago or Cashner?
    Is it close?
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, Hector

  84. Clemente says:
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    Keeper League Trade Question: Keep as long as you want – add $5 salary every year.

    I trade: Michael Brantley – $7 & Maikel Franco – $5

    I receive: Manny Machado – $15

    Not knowing anything about the rest of the roster or format, do you make this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side, it’s fair, you’re paying heavy price

  85. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    What was the verdict on yesterday’s glossary term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See hype section of glossary

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        hypster glasses?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And hypgondria

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            Ah, ok, didn’t realize they were both new. Nice, they work together nicely.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              One was Cram, one was Rudy

  86. Blergball says:
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    Wong/Pineda for Kipnis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Blergball: NO

  87. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Archer 3inn 6 k’s NO baserunners
    the other JUp 3inn 5 k’s NO baserunners

  88. Great White North says:
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    Iglesis or Rameriz ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  89. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Lube or no Lube ROS

    • Great White North says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: This is a question for Pablo Sandoval

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who uses lube?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: spit on the hand like everyone else

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How’s Anaheim South?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: the closer I get to Mexico the browner I get

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: seriously I may have to go back to Juan Lleno de Odio when I return.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I think that is a Hispanic joke I don’t understand

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: it’s jack full of hate in Español

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Jack full of you lost me!

  90. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Was just offered this trade in my H2H points redraft:

    I give Bryce Harper and Jose Fernandez
    I get Robbie Cano, Matt Harvey & Kris Bryant

    what do you think?

    hold or do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey:
        what about this one:
        I give Adam Jones, Puig & Jose Fernandez
        I get Robbie Cano, Matt Harvey & Kris Bryant

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cano has an ab strain

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @Grey: What, I thought it was an illness??

  91. Squidblob says:
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    6×6 keeper league, offensive categories include OBP and Ks.

    I need steals. I just traded for Brett Gardner and am considering packaging him with Brandon Crawford to get Charlie Blackmon, although with Blackmon moving down to the 3-hole with Tulo gone, not sure if Blackmon is going to run much more than Gardner anyhow. Thoughts on Blackmon vs. Gardner ROS overall, and regarding sbs in particular?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Squidblob: I’d want Blackmon, but doubt if he keeps running hitting 3rd..I’d try to get Bill Hamilton for steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  92. hankg says:
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    In a 6×6 keeper league (OPS and Holds), make either deal for Pederson, Franco and Nola:

    1- Blackmon, Seager and F. Hernandez
    2- Cargo, Seager and F. Hernandez

    If both look good, do you prefer one over the other? I need help in all main hitting categories. Thanks so much.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @hankg: Hold, neither deal is worth what you are giving up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For next year?

      • tank1 says:
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        @Grey: Sorry – I would be giving up Pederson et al. My goal is to try and compete for this year. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hankg: I’d trade Pederson for either… 1 first

  93. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Picked up Mujica and Rondon this week. In a 12T H2H where I am in 2nd and pushing for a bye week, I offered Tolleson/Samarjia for Jose Fernandez. I love it but am slightly concerned he is shut down before the playoffs (BUT if he helps me seal the bye week its probably worth it anyways). What do you think Grey?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Nolan Arenado: Make the trade

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Nolan Arenado: do you need shark for the playoffs? He’s probably getting moved to a contender

      • Nolan Arenado says:
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        @J-FOH: Thats the thing, he may not be moved now because realistically the White Sox r only 3.5 games back of a Wild Card spot now…somehow haha

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Nolan Arenado: and that’s what is wrong with baseball. Crap teams can make the wildcard

          • Cosart Sucks says:
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            @J-FOH: it is more compelling to make sure 25 or so teams have no reason to play for last 8 weeks, that’ll pull the fans right in. over/under how many more times we’ll see this before like oct 10 or so? 8?

            • Cosart Sucks says:
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              @Cosart Sucks: oh i forgot, this actually does mess well with those that hate H2H leagues, make real life a roto one, right? who needs playoffs at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      J-Fer side

  94. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Archer has struck-out 9 of the 15 Tigers he has faced, perfect thru 5!
    Verlander 5 K’s and perfect thru 4!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice jinx

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey:I streamed Verlander, so I had to do something to stop Archer!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @Grey: Verlander looked very sharp today, now if that GF (he asked her to marry him and was shot down!) of his would stop messin with his head, he just might have some value the rest of the way..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  95. willyvonka says:
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    I need steals and am thinking of offering Carlos Gonzalez for Billy Hamilton. Thoughts? Am I giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  96. Great White North says:
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    What percenatge chance Travis hasd a clean MRI tonight, stays at the top of the order, and feasts on weird round bacon the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      25%

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: other than the bacon part i was gonna guess 30%. i have no idea how to gauge the bacon part.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me neither

  97. Paul says:
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    12 team H2H daily lineups. Please rank all of these OF’s for ROS please? Thanks Grey!
    B. Moss
    S. Souza
    C. Carter
    J. Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss, Souza

  98. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team H2H keeper.

    1) My Chris Davis for his Hosmer and D’Arnaud, or hold?

    2) My Kris Bryant for his Santana and Pence, is that fair?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Hold 2) Hold

  99. Crime Dog says:
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    Rank these 3 ROS?

    Neil Walker, Alex Rios, Big Byrd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  100. Ritchie Rich says:
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    Could you rank these young guys for me as far as best keepers?

    Springer, Arenado, Pederson, Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, Springer

      • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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        @Grey: nice to see this since i know how high you are on machado. i just traded for springer (hamels + byrd) the same day he broke his wrist (i had sent it previous day but still wanted to do it after) in a dynasty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Springer’s great in keepers

  101. tank1 says:
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    Better strategy – deal W. Davis for Calhoun and replace Davis with W. Smith (this is a holds league) or keep Davis and keep playing Pederson and hope he breaks out of his slump eventually. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Calhoun

  102. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey –

    Would you to with Leake or Gausman over Iwakuma for your last starter in an H2H league?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What?

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        Sorry, posting via phone. Meant to say “would you go with Leake or Gausman over Iwakuma ROS”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah..Leake

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  103. ryanoger says:
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    Sanchez, Aaron Nola, Salazar, Ervin, Heaney, Erasmo, T Ross

    Latos over any one above?

    thakns grey!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @ryanoger: I’d go Latos, Erv is up and down and suckin today.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: what part was the “up” part of ERV today, freakin sack that guy was. damn @LAA tease game last week.

  104. Los Putos says:
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    Am last in saves in my league. I can easily catch 2 other guys but then there’s a 26 save gap b/t our group and the next.

    i have jansen, perkins, osuna and just got giles as a fourth closer

    what do u see my chances being with closing the gap w these 4 guys? think its possible?

    or do i sell to move up elsewhere? (i can use some help in O)

    thanks all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Possible

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Am looking at the teams rosters that are ahead of me and some of them will be losing closers due to some of the trades happening which give me some hope.

        Thank Gris.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. KarlJ says:
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    Probably lost Travis (again)
    Deal D Robertson for Rendon? ( Other relievers are Boxburger, Ramos, Rondon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  106. Slimbo says:
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    With Betts going to the dl who should I pick up?

    Kang, fowler, choo

    Gonzalez, Quintana, latos, Tillman, Leake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  107. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    11 moves left and i am in first.

    Travis has been my only bench bat and i think at this point and with kind of an injury he has to be dropped. Now who would you replace him with in a 10 team H2H for ROS. Barring injuries, this would be my last move until the end of the season.
    Conforto, Tucker, Moreland, Trumbo, Paulsen, Castellanos, Cron

    or should i just give up on that bench bat and add Tyson Ross?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  108. Eric says:
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    Rank order ROS: Grichuck, Kang, Moosser

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose, Grichuk

  109. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    i got axford in quite a few places, should i grab the VIZ (he’s the viz and nobody can beat him) as soon as JJ is flipped? in some of these leagues i would badly need to protect axford’s slot with a closer, in some others i have like 3 closers to 2 holds guys or something of that nature, and wouldn’t be screwed going 2 to 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: it may have been implied, but i actually didn’t say it, i meant dropping axford for the VIZ if/when JJ is traded.

  110. Cram It says:
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    Whatever happened to the answer to the trivia question: Most underdrated/best value Hitter/Pitcher over the last 5 years? I’m sure I missed it somewhere along the way. Was it Brett Gardner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was Lohse

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I don’t like that. Was the hitter Gardner?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Cram It: I think it was Kyle Loshe

  111. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    good god liriaino and ERV suck today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: and he just got done completely destroying the LAA outside LA last time out too.

  112. JoeG414 says:
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    Looking to activate Ryan Zimm (looking for Rbi’s anywhere I could find them ). 6×6 daily mixed roto
    Need to Cut one : Dyson -lost playing time ), Byrd , Clippard – Holds is not a cat. ) , Colabello , Grichuk ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clippard

  113. Great White North says:
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    How do you like Siemen in the 2-hole for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: He’s a streamer!

        • Scott says:
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          @Great White North: Yep, but probably won’t (re)produce anything!

          • Great White North says:
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            @Scott: Bound to happen, coming after the Burns.

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Scott: good one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  114. The HAND OF SAGNOF says:
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    My Prior post was 100% sarcastically dry….inflection is not easily interpreted in text..
    Feel free to razz on..I can take it.
    1. Add the schmo-tot Lindor hes raking the last two weeks and i know the sb are gonna come.. I’d be losing aybar delino duffy or storen?

    2. Got offered A. Miller and Plouffe for edwin? You doing that? Edwin looks 46 I have plenty of hr(pujols,Tex, Arenado, Joc, and more)

    3. Flip plouffe and mujica for puig?

    4. Your sincere thoughts apreciated…Thanks
    It’s make or break the next 2 weeks I’m right there…cmon Internet friend make me look smart.

  115. Nino B says:
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    [email protected] Peavy or Yelich vs Fister today for UTIL spot? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  116. Scott says:
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    Sonuvabench Fowler!

    • Hot Rod

      JimmyBond says:
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      @Scott: @Scott: amen

  117. Hot Rod

    JimmyBond says:
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    further to HOU/LAA comment about starting mccullers: I have both McCullers and Richards on same team in a roto H2H (IP, W, L, K, ERA, WHIP, QS).

    Would you start McCullers AND Richards? one or the other? Neither? Thx.

    • Hot Rod

      JimmyBond says:
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      @JimmyBond: PS I know SON has mccullers $0 and Richards $5 so toss-up?

      • Hot Rod

        JimmyBond says:
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        @JimmyBond: sorry make that $2 vs $5 for richards; mccullers has gained some value in SON since last night when I looked!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league… Richards likely

  118. Scott says:
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    Looking for HRs, I benched Lindor in favor of Kang. Irony!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  119. Great White North says:
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    Would some make a trade already! How many times can a man check Rotoworld in one day whilst he sould be working?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously

  120. Eric says:
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    ROS: Grandal and the foul tips to the mask, Y Gomes, Hundley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  121. OneI'dWilly says:
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    That Mookie play was a catch and they botched the replay call, right?

    I wasn’t watching the game, I swear. I’m just asking for a friend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, I should’ve known Abreu didn’t actually hit a home run

      • OneI'dWilly says:
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        @Grey:
        The play Mookie was hurt on. He caught the ball in play took a few steps then fell over the wall right field into the bullpen. As he suffered the concussion the ball came out of his glove. They reviewed the play and ruled it a HR.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, someone linked above

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @OneI’dWilly: that grown men (umps) get paid that much to somehow decide that a player who clearly made the catch, made two full steps before falling/jumping over fence is an utter disgrace, and if i was abreu post game i’d have said so in interview, just to show the league up. The fans should get to hear the trash either the rulebook or the umps must be to let this stand. it’s utter shit. So just how many steps with ball in glove does a player need to make before a catch is ruled a catch (8, 5, 20?). And if 8 is enough, why isn’t 5 or 2? And if 2 isn’t enough, why shouldn’t 20 be the minimum?

  122. Sports Benjamin says:
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    Grey,
    In a OBP/SLG league, how would you rank these 3 C’s ROS:
    D’Arnaud
    Gomes
    Norris

    Thanks!
    -sports

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  123. nice marmot says:
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    6×6 OPS and K/BB league

    in spirit of SAGNOF sent Billy Hamilton and Wacha for Rizzo and Hughes. Good, right?

    But couldn’t Hamilton hit at least .300 bunting every time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  124. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Welly Castillo with the double dong off King Felix. We’re through the looking glass people.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  125. Dommattingly says:
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    Are you starting Chavez and Quintana today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @Grey: Chavez vs LAD & Quintana vs BOS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start Chavez if at home

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Grey: chavez @ LAD, but no kershaw anymore, not that that helps his pitching.

  126. Mike says:
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    Hi gang,
    Who do you like ros, J. Abreu and S. Miller or N. Arenado and C. Carrasco?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  127. Gagne West says:
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    Would you trade Han Ram and King Felix for Kluber and Chris Davis?

    • Gagne West says:
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      @Gagne West: keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  128. Tom says:
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    Which side would you want in a dynasty keeper format. Can keep forever. McCutchen Boegarts side or trade McCutchen for Correa and then trade Boegarts for whatever you can get?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  129. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Kang or Crawford ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  130. Cool says:
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    Garrett Richards or Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  131. Free Max B says:
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    Worth giving up CarGo for D Gordon?

    12 team H2H with OPS:

    C- Norris
    1b – Pujols
    2b – Russell
    3rd – Boegarts
    SS – Desmond
    OF – Jones
    OF – CarGo
    OF – Dickerson
    Util – Bruce
    Util – Lind
    Bn – Pillar

    Also, should I get rid of Lind for Duda maybe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need SBs, sure Duda

  132. mike says:
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    Start Chavez @dogers vs Kershaw wins and losses count

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw’s not pitching

  133. Greta White North says:
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    Think Baez is hitting in the bigs somewhere next week?

    • Great White North says:
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      Stupid typing fingers

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I thought that might’ve been your sister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Has he been healthy again?

      • dem ribbies says:
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        @Grey: hit 2 HR yesterday. apparently SD has interest.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, nice… Yeah, he’d be right into the majors if he’s traded…Don’t see the Cubs playing him every day anywhere though

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: I’d like to see Starlin traded, youth movement begun. I picked up Baez in a few spots to hold through the trades. Post-hype sleeper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I like Baez a lot, I own him in two deep leagues where I had to draft him in March

  134. Los Putos says:
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    ken rosenthal tweeting Latos/Morse in Uni for Marlins tonite.

    Sounds like deal might be dead.

    Doyers maybe change their mind once Price became avail??

    The prettier girl suddenly became avail for the big dance???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like they didn’t want Morse, don’t blame them

  135. Matt says:
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    Please rank closers going forward in head to head league:

    Koji
    Giles
    Familia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Koji, Familia

  136. David says:
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    C. Gomez or Joc Pederson in a keeper league? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

  137. ebudz says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Good call on Gausman and Corbin this week!

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Lynn, Syndergaard, Latos
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (J. Garcia, Corbin, Heaney, Chavez)

    1. I’m gathering that I shouldn’t be starting Chavez @LAD (-2.6) tonight? If not, I’m gonna drop him for which one of these streams tomorrow? Is Cash safe?

    Cashner @NYM (10.2)
    Shoemaker @HOU (0.9)
    Hughes vs. SEA (0.0)

    2. I know you like Nola’s start on Friday vs. ATL (8.0) and I plan on picking him up after the start of games tomorrow but I’m also tempted to grab A. Wood or Ross for either of their matchups that day too.. Would you start Heaney Friday or is he droppable for one of these guys?

    Wood @PHI (8.1)
    J. Ross @NYM (8.0)
    Gausman vs. DET (4.2)
    Hendricks @MIL (0.1)
    Heaney @LAN (-4.0)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So far, so good? 1. Cash 2. Drop, Wood

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: I believe in you Grey! Thanks for the quick reply as always brotha!

        Oh also is it bad that I haven’t dropped Forsythe yet although Rendon has been back? I don’t like having a bench bat but Logan’s been so productive and I’m not sure how long I can trust Rendon to stay healthy or how long it will be for him to produce more than Logan… Luckily most of most opponents as of late have even more bench bats than me so I feel I can get away with it and I keep streaming …

        However this morning I was offered Correa and Hosmer for my Donaldson and Reyes which I already declined but with how scarce trading has been, I’m not sure if I should trade with this other team again to better my squad ROS?

        Here’s my whole team:

        Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
        Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

        (1) C: R. Martin
        (1) 1B: Rizzo
        (1) 2B: Forsythe
        (1) SS: Reyes
        (1) 3B: Donaldson
        (3) OF: Trout, Marte, JD Martinez
        (1) UT: Kemp
        Bench: (Rendon)

        (1) DL: Springer

        (4) SP: Scherzer, Lynn, Syndergaard, Latos
        (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
        Bench: (J. Garcia, Corbin, Heaney, Cashner)
        Bench Total: (5)

        The other team:

        (1) C: Schwarber
        (1) 1B: Freeman
        (1) 2B: Cano
        (1) SS: Correa
        (1) 3B: Frazier
        (3) OF: Braun, Cain, Brantley
        (1) UT: Hosmer
        Bench: (Kipnis)

        (1) DL: n/a

        (4) SP: Cole, Kluber, A. Sanchez, C-Mart
        (3) RP: McGee, A. Miller, C. Allen
        Bench: (Gallardo, Fiers, Chen, Bolsinger)
        Bench Total: (5)

        See any opportunities for improvement? Keep in mind I’ve already traded with this team 2 times (acquired Rizzo for Kipnis and Freeman; and acquired Trout for Brantley and Kluber) thanks to your guidance!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm…This team doesn’t look too shabby… Who’s giving this guy advice!? Reyes and Rendon for Brantley? Think he’ll go for it?

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Bahaha who knows! His team was actually 3-6 to start year but after a few trades and once he figured what streaming was he’s rattled off 6 wins in a row and is breathing down my neck while I’m tied for first with another team..

            I mean he might take that deal but then I won’t have a SS if I trade away Reyes and Rendon and only get back Brantley ? Plus Mr. Brantley might be upset that I let him go earlier in the season and ruin my team’s chemistry!

            I liked the idea of getting Correa over Reyes ROS but wasn’t trying to lose Donaldson in the process because I don’t NEED to trade ya know? Hhmmm I’m more surprised you’d try to buy Brantley back though!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not that I want Brantley, but I’m trying to consolidate your team… Maybe Logan and JD for Braun?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It would (Wood), yeah

                  • ebudz says:
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                    @Grey: Ha! I see what you did there…

                • Cram It says:
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                  @ebudz: Better offense, better park, better opposing pitcher matchup. How can it not?

  138. Dan says:
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    Safe to drop Grichuk for Eaton?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    I get it that Colon sucks. Nevertheless, SD for the month of July was dead last in team OPS as well as OPS vs. righties. 6 earned in 2.1 IP against a team that isn’t supposed to hit a thing. Heck, it’s not like Citi is a hitters’ park. Just whining…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fred Barker: Goddamn Fartolo. Ruining the winning streak. Those homers were bombs too. It’s BP out there.

      • Simply Fred

        Fred Barker says:
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        @Cram It: Duda bringing you some hope?!

  140. Cram It says:
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    Today in “Ridiculous Homerisms” by Nats announcers.

    “Doug Fister is one of the most athletic defensive pitchers in all of baseball.”

    Bryce Harper loops a high flare in no mans land down the left field line. Should have been a double. “Let’s see why he didn’t make it to second. Hmmm, he was running hard.” No he wasn’t!

    Ian Desmond hits a hard liner the other way over the first baseman for a triple. “That’s the hardest hit ball Desmond has hit all year.” Really? REALLY?

    And my favorite so far”
    “It’s said Doug Fister doesn’t strike a lot of guys out because he pitches to contact. He doesn’t pitch to contact. He pitches to BAD contact.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Bad contact!

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Cram It: FP Santangelo is just as bad of an announcer as he was big league player.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Fred Garvin MP: I hate that guy. I think he just announced a Mets deal that didn’t happen yet.

  141. Cookie says:
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    About where do you think Sano will rank going into next year? What’s his ceiling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe top 90… 35 HRs, .240

  142. apiatt34 says:
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    Redraft league:

    Harper and Pillar for Dee Gordon, Cain, and Desmond. Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, it’s fair, I’d take Harper

  143. goodfold2 says:
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    30 team league, waivers. grab e.carrera or reimold first? dropping elmore, who was sent to minors.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: actually throw adonis G and big fraugau into there too for a rank.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Adonis, Carrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrera

  144. Cram It says:
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    The Nats announcers just said the Mets traded Wheeler and Flores for Carlos Gomez but I can’t find confirmation. You heard?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Nevermind. Confirmed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s big

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Hell yeah. Metsies!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  145. y4rivera says:
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    In a 12 team auction keeper I have a jam at 1b and 3b.

    1b Rizzo- $24
    3b Frazier- $29
    util- Machado- $21
    dl- Miggy- $48

    I’m pretty strong in all categories except for steals. Should I do Frazier for Altuve- $27? My current 2b is Cano. I figured this move would improve my steals and open up a spot for when Miggy comes back. Machado can move from utility to 3b and Miggy can go to utility. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Frazier, trade for a cheaper 2nd baseman with someone else

  146. Web says:
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    Mujica or Vizcaino assuming Jim Johnson is traded?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mujica

  147. goodfold2 says:
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    get yo fingers ready for the viz add. a.wood getting a lot of help if he goes to LAD also, wouldn’t have to have AAA’ers (other than simmons and freeman) for defensive, and more importantly, hitting for wins and such. how you rank mccullers vs a.wood for forever value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers has more upside

  148. Tbone says:
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    Grey,

    Odor, Wong, Travis ROS?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tbone: Wong. Not close.

  149. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    it would seem MIA should be getting something better back if they are giving up latos, who’s all of a sudden not terrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They should get something period

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: yeah, i’m not noticing just what that is either.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: apparently it’s 3 low level minor league pitchers. just why would a team accept this if you were MIA? you go out and sign an MLB useful not old SP who’s finally looking ok, up to his previous standards, so let’s drop him now for a bunch of dudes none of which will probably be this good? Loria is such shit.

          Also, if i’m not able to be at internet from about 9 AM till 1 PM eastern tomorrow (i imagine i’m gonna miss the conclusion of many deals during this time) should i be dropping axford for vizcaino at 3AM when rosters unlock (i could get lucky and this is done before then of course). It would suck to miss a closer from this. I would just lose out if both A. deal doesn’t get done, B axford goes back to being steady and keeps job.

  150. tone DEAF! says:
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    12-team H2H points league. Who do I use at SS? Segura, Lindor, Alexis Ramirez, Suarez, or Iglesias .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  151. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Should I move Tulo and my first round pick (12th round) for Arenado and 10th round (22nd round) in my 15 team keep 11 roto?

    I am in 3rd, 24 pts back

    Lineup is currently:

    C: Gattis
    1B: Rizzo
    2b: Dozier
    3b: Plouffe (Miggy DL)
    Ss: Tulo
    Lf/Cf/Rf: Revere, Jones, Blackmon
    Util: VMart
    Bn: Rios
    Sp: Cueto, Harvey, Liriano, Hamels, Shelby, Jungmann, Matz (DL)
    RP: Jansen, Johnson, KRod, Melancon

    I would replace replace Tulo with Alexei Ram off waivers….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  152. Jon says:
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    Do we like Rubby De La Rosa against Houston on Friday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  153. royce! says:
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    Drop Motte for Aardsma?

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @royce!: no, all news points to vizcaino there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you can, but I’d likely hold

  154. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    So if Matt Holliday, who seems to have retorn his right quad, goes on the DL opening playing time for Grichuk, and if Gomez is gone to the Mets opening playing time for Khris Davis…

    1) Grichuk or K. Davis?

    2) Is Conforto or Tucker the better of those two?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk… Tucker

  155. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    where’s FOH to show off his duda ranking? wet tail for life! he didn’t wait long on braun being good starting on about the 26th day of the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Jef with 1 f: let’s get Sky over here too (he had an utter abhorrence to wet tail as a thing)

  156. ARCHER says:
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    Just made a deal to get Archer, so I have to drop a SP to make room in a dynasty league. It is a h2h points league. Who would you rather keep on the roster from this point forward? Do I keep Happ or Garza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garza

  157. nightpandas says:
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    Hamels to Texas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, crazy

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, seems like PHI rebuilt their farm with one trade. Picked up 4 of Texas’ top prospects! Groovin Tomorrow knows what he’s doing!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @royce!: I hope you’ve noticed I’ve been using Alvarez only sporadically as a mark of respect to Grilli.

          • royce! says:
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            @SteveNZ: Ha! I hereby give you permission to use him regularly. I’m rooting for you, SteveNZ! Well, after myself, of course…crazy to have 80 points and still be in 5th place…

  158. Eden Hazard says:
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    WHats up grey…
    just got a trade offer of my Grey JD and Machado for Tex Cueto and Stanton
    I’m thinking hold but not sure what do you think?
    Non keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side

  159. royce! says:
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    Does Conforto lose playing time enough that I should drop him for Hicks? Hicks has been pretty solid over the last month…maybe I should drop Conforto for him regardless of playing time…

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: Just realized I could also drop Ryan Zimmerman.

  160. Jef with 1 f says:
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    Well Gomez deal isn’t happening..only the Mets..If they don’t do something now people will go ape shit

    • Jef with 1 f says:
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      @Jef with 1 f: Alderson said during post game there is no deal and there will be no deal

    • royce! says:
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      @Jef with 1 f: Think they changed their minds after seeing Flores’ reaction? So touching!

      • Jef with 1 f says:
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        @royce!: Ha most likely

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          @Jef with 1 f: hoping wheeler doesn’t need another TJ already.

          • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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            @Mantis Toboggan MD: nevermind, it was cargo 2’s hip, not wheeler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilarious

  161. cdouglas says:
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    after this past week’s play, do you still go Belt over Duda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  162. SteveNZ says:
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    That Puig home run won’t hurt the chances of my-Puig-for-his-Blackmon offer being accepted…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Puig must have heard that I wanted to trade him.

  163. Nightmare says:
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    Piscotty doesn’t know!! (cuz he sucks!)

    My Ervin Santana and Odor for his ellsbury and Rendon. Who wins?

    • Nightmare says:
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      @Nightmare: now the deal has become my odor and Santana for his Wi-yen Chen and ellsbury

  164. Terrence Mann says:
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    Holy shizz. Took forever to scroll this far down on my phone.

    I have inside info on a trade that will affect ff and was gonna trade it for a wwf game with Grey but I don’t even see that option, anymore.

  165. Hal Incandenza says:
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    I read that Medea was the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis. I wonder if that’s where Angel Pagan traces his lineage.

  166. Gareth says:
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    It’s amazing how quickly things can change in fantasy baseball.

    I found out this morning Aaron Sanchez was to be the Jays co-closer. I rushed to waivers but someone had beaten me to the punch and picked him up.

    I then needed a catcher for a batty call and was torn between Yan Gomes and Wieters. I chose Wieters (and JJ Hardy against the Braves AAA call up).

    Gomes then hits a homer this afternoon.

    Dammit!

    So I check my team tonight and it’s done a 180.

    I find out Jim Johnson has been traded and my closer stash of Vizcaino may be coming to fruition.

    I see that Lucas Duda – who I’d dropped a few times already but picked up again yesterday had hit 3 homers and that my batty call of JJ Hardy had actually work out as he hit one too.

    What a difference a few hours make.

    And that wraps up story time with Kitty.

  167. mike says:
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    Closers are axford, Holland, and ziegler. Drop dyson to add vizcaino. Net saves/saves. Or drop dyson to add souza who is projected $30 on hittertron Friday,sat,Sunday,monday,Tuesday.

    Or wait for maybe hoover to become closer in cinncy. Only have 1 add left this week

    12 team h2h

  168. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    jed lowrie time. who’s drop, he’ll play 3B but still count as SS for my purposes. 16 team roto.
    OPS with net steals over steals
    ramos
    ortiz
    lawrie
    franco
    tulo
    CI hosmer
    MI alcides
    LF colabello
    CF puig
    RF colby
    OF grichuk
    util dyson/sandoval/hicks
    BN schoop (only backup 2B while harrison is out)/piscotty
    DL harrison/buxton/a.gordon
    We have 2 keepers at first time obtained value (so buxton is near end round), anybody first obtained by a team from free agency is last round. At start of 2017 our keepers will go up and cost what their 2016 ADP was.

    how would lowrie as a SS rank compared to c.hernandez/aybar/segura/suarez? clearly cesar is steals guy, so comparison is different.

  169. Roll of SAGNOF hear my cry says:
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    would u trade j-Up for Dozier and Calhoun?

  170. Jack says:
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    Soria traded!!! Need a replacement. Rank Osuna, H. Rondon (both of whom look like their sharing the role), B. Rondon, Alburquerque (which one is the closer?) or Vizcaino (who we THINK is the closer).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna

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