Effin Strasburg hit the DL on Saturday, which came a day after he pitched five outs of one-run baseball.  Compared to his previous starts, Effin looked remarkably better.  If he threw 27 outs, that would’ve roughly been a five-run game and way below his ERA.  I had the cork to pop and cigars to hand out, but he left that game with what he deemed neck tightness.  Funny, because I have tightness in my chest when he pitches.  I think it’s related.  “Hello, Aetna service representative, a fine day to you, ma’am.  I was just calling to see if I can take out extra health insurance on the ol’ ticker when Effin Strasburg is pitching.  I can?  That’s great news.  Chirinos!”  That’s me talking to my insurance provider.  So, Stephen Strasburg has neck tightness as he hit the DL. His velocity has looked good, his BABIP is ridiculously unlucky, but his control is a mess.  That would indicate to me that he’s a buy low, because his neck might be the reason behind his control problems.  That was why I traded Jose Bautista for him in one league.  *opens patio door, climbs to top of railing, jumps, lands in pool on top of inflatable shark*  Dah!  Right now, I wouldn’t do the same trade.  Strasburg, or any pitcher, is too risky to trade for if injured.  I’m hoping us Strasburg owners get him back in two weeks and he’s fixed.  A prayer triangle anyone?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Michael Taylor – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer on Saturday.  If he were batting on top of the lineup, he’d have more value this year than Werth would’ve if he stayed healthy.  Zoinks!  But very unzoinks-like, Taylor has been batting eighth, which is the DDT on fantasy value as applied by Jake “The Snake” Roberts.  By the by, how long do we have to wait for a Jake “The Snake” Roberts bio-pic starring Dabney Coleman?

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.59.  He’s usually not quite as bad as Fister with Ks, but he does leave something to be desired, which is odd because usually a Fister leaves nothing to be desired.

Johnny Cueto – Will be ready to go on Tuesday, after being briefly sidelined with inflammation in his pitching elbow.  Not to scream fire in the theater of Razzball, but I think there’s only around a 50% chance Cueto pitches well on Tuesday and has no more issues.

Todd Frazier – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .287.  Remember the first six weeks when you were like, “Well, I don’t have Frazier, but he’s just hitting homers and nothing else with a lousy average?”  Yeah, you can’t say that anymore.

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He’s been hitting leadoff, but he was also hitless for the last week.  That door is a push.

Addison Reed – 1 IP, 0 ER.  The Diamondbacks really want Reed to be the closer, and said that this weekend.  I picked him up in one league, but he’s a Brain Freeze with a chance for a closplosion at any moment.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, 4 BBs and his 15th homer on Sunday, and homered twice on Saturday.   How many people skipped Au Shizz in the preseason due to wrist concerns?  Should we now be concerned about your wrists?

David Peralta – Left yesterday’s game after a bunt attempt went kersplat on his middle finger.  An injury is one way to separate the wheat from the chaff in the Diamondbacks outfield.  By the by, I want to start a men’s bathing suit line called “Separate The Meat From The Chafe.”  Find me on Kickstarter to invest!

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-7, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 12th steal.  Not bad for a Pollock.  What?  His brother, Billy Pollock just isn’t that good.

Chase Anderson – 5 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies have rainbow spandex they wear on special occasions, they used to have a lisp and they will course-correct the shizz out of your ratios.

Khris Davis – Will undergo surgery on Tuesday for a torn meniscus.  This sounds much worse than it is.  I had Davis, Souza, Aoki and Maybin with only three spots in my outfield for them, and now I can play everyone.  Oh, I thought we were talking about me!  Yeah, sorry, this is bad for Davis.  He’s likely out for months.

Adam Lind – 0-for-1, but didn’t start yesterday with a back injury.  He’s trying to put it behind him.  *high fives self*  Ow, carpal tunnel!

Jean Segura – 4-for-8, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .282.  Quite a few people asking if they should own Segura.  Those people are obviously new.  Welcome!  For a Cliff Notes version of Segura on Razzball:  Segura is the best ranked shortstop his rookie year, Grey never stops talking about that (right here, for instance), Grey ranks Segura higher than just about any other ‘pert for two years straight and Grey tells everyone to pick up Segura repeatedly.  That pretty much sums up the last three years.

Jason Rogers – 2-for-7, 1 run.  I Googled Rogers for a picture of him.  Not that it matters, but I wanted to get a feel for him.  I’ll tell you what, he looks like a ballplayer.

Matt Garza – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 5.52.  Solid enough start, but I wouldn’t trust him unless every game started in the 12th.

Martin Maldonado – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, the walk-off in the 17th inning.  He’s in no way related to Candy Maldonado, but he is related to Twizzler Maldonado.  I thought that was interesting.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .284.  Some of youse have been talking about how Arenado is actually hitting better on the road.  Yeah, because the Rockies have played only 21 games at home, the least amount of home games, and those home games have come in mostly awful weather.  “The hottest summer I ever encountered is a hitter in Coors in June, July and August.”  That’s a Mark Twain quote.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .335.  A DJ hasn’t broke out to this extent since Marley Marl dropped The Symphony.

Erasmo Ramirez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  You can fool all of the people some of the time, but you can’ fool some of the– Wait, you can fool all of the some people– No, that’s wrong.  You can’t fool me about Erasmo!…Well, except in this one deep league where I looked to add him.  Though, I wouldn’t in most leagues.

Steven Souza – 3-f0r-5, 3 RBIs with his 10th homer.  Last week, I was so excited Souza injured himself on a Sunday, so I could bench him in a weekly league.  He returned on Friday and hit three homers in three days.  Totally love that.  Big, big fan.  I typed the preceding while banging my head on the keyboard.

Joey Butler – 4-for-5, hitting .342.  Fun fact!  On planet, Thesaurium, there’s a 1st baseman named Joey Manservant hitting .342, too.  Back on planet earth, Butler isn’t this good, and is sporting a .478 BABIP.

David DeJesus – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Has been hitting, but doesn’t play every day.  That’s kinda like the entire Rays lineup besides Souza and Evan Longoria (0-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI).  Well, Longoria plays every day, but doesn’t hit.

Brad Boxberger – 2/3 IP and his 15th save.  Mean’s while, Jake McGee pitched in the 7th.  Not sure where we left off on Friday with this shituation, but Boxberger still looks like the go-to guy.  Weird, because a Boxberger sounds like a White Castle, and that usually leads to runs.

Adam Jones – Day-to-day with an ankle sprain.  Must be hurting him because he’s the kind of guy that plays 160-ish games a year.  Not like, say, Glass Chipper.  Speaking of Chipper Jones (only because I forced him into the conversation), check out this exchange he had on Twitter with an autograph seeker.  Stay glassy, Chipper!

Delmon Young – 3-for-4 and two solo homers, his first homers of the year.  He said he’s hit more homers, but the Jewish media isn’t reporting it.

Manny Machado – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers (7, 8), hitting .270.  Arenado, Donaldson and Frazier are easy the top three 3rd baseman.  After that, it gets more complicated.  Bryant is likely four, but then Chris Davis?  Machado?  Carpenter?  Pretty much a coin flip.  A coin with an eagle on one side and a mustache on the other side.

Justin Verlander – Allowed three runs in 2 2/3 IP of a minor league game.  Sounds like he’s got a long way to go if he wants to be a minor league middle reliever.

Justin Bour – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, and third in a week.  JB and I talk a little bit about Bour on the podcast that’s coming later today.  I mention how I might’ve been wrong in pegging Bour as simply a Loney clone (a Cloney?  George Cloney?).  Maybe Bour’s got more power.  Either way, or eithurrr way if Chingy’s reading, I’d grab Bour for a hot schmotato run.

David Phelps – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  He’s the kind of pitcher that is very valuable in NL-Only leagues, and is a streamer in mixed leagues.  The Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, and I agree.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Only one homer off the Mets team lead.

Danny Salazar – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.79.  Every time Salazar throws, I prepare myself to be elated with his stuff finally matching the results.  Like 7 IP, 0 ER, 14 Ks elated.  And every time, I get 5 IP, 3 ER.  Dubya tee eff, doode, match my expectations already!

Brandon Moss – 4-for-7, 1 run.  Reinventing himself as a slap hitter, huh?  Not quite Miley from Disney to pasties on her nipples, but okay.

Ryan Raburn – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Yeah, but he’s not very good.  Ooh…Raburn.

Jose Abreu – X-rays were negative on Saturday, but he’s day-to-day with a swollen thumb.  Robin Ventura said, “It looked like he had an air hose stuck in his thumb.”  An air hose?  What does that even mean?  I could see if he said it was swollen like Jon Niese’s nose, but an air hose stuck in it?  Sounds like Ventura’s been hit on the head too many times by Nolan Ryan.

Adam LaRoche – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, and two homers in the last 4 games.  It’s time for LaRock.  I say, the Mitch is over, the Mitch is over, biddy-bye-bye, Moreland!

John Danks – 9 IP, 0 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.81.  Gavin Floyd liked this start once on Facebook, then logged back in as his wife and liked it again.

Dallas Keuchel – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks vs. the White Sux, and his ERA is now down to 1.76.  Have I mentioned that he shouldn’t be pitching this well?  Okay, I’ll add to that, I sure wish I owned him while he was pitching inconceivably incredible.

Jake Marsinick – 2-for-3 and, on Saturday, 1-for-2 with a steal.  Don’t worry, I’m cyclops’ing him.  You’re welcome!  Or your welcome, if you majored in gym.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-3 and…WHERE’S CORREA?!  Sorry, my shift key is sticky for some reason.

Yasiel Puig – Could begin rehab next week.  Mattingly said this was great news, the sooner he can get Alex Guerrero out of the lineup, the better!  He said that while Alex Guerrero was homering.

Carlos Frias – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.29.  His fastball averages 95.7 MPH and his K-rate is 5.6.  Sounds like Wily Peralta and Eovaldi and everyone else that throws really hard and has no K-rate to show for it.  There should be a glossary term for pitchers like that.  Please suggest in the comments.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, hitting .258.  I usually don’t talk about OBP, but Pederson’s .387 is damn impressive for a rookie.  Lot of season left, but he could sneak out a 25 HR, 10 SB, .260 season, which would be better than all outfielders, except for maybe seven to ten.  The only real question is do I rank him in the top 25 next year, and above Springer?

Carlos Martinez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.13.  Yeah, I might’ve gave up on him an itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny bit too soon.  Like my dog, Ted, after he’s got into the trash, I don’t love his walks (4 BB/9), but when they’re coming with only one or two hits, I could live with it.

Chi Chi Gonzalez – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks in his first major league start, and could stay in the Rangers rotation.  Also, Chi Chi Gonzalez shot 30 on the back nine for a three under par.  Chi Chi shanks quite a few with his control, but is able to get a lot of grounders that don’t find holes, which is actually a good thing here.  He’s a 5+ K/9 guy that I wouldn’t touch outside of AL-Only leagues.

Adrian Beltre – Will miss a couple of weeks with a jammed thumb that he suffered trying to break up a double play.  That’s funny, because I don’t remember Breaking Up Double Plays as a fantasy category in my league!  Who’s managing him?  Obviously not a fantasy manager!  The Rangers could turn to Adam Rosales to fill-in.  Yeah, definitely not a fantasy manager there.  A fantasy manager would never play him.

Joe Kelly – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Maybe the emergence of Eduardo Rodriguez has lit a fire under Kelly’s heat.  It’s a nice story for real baseball reporters, who need to fill pages, but it’s nonsense and I still wouldn’t go near Kelly.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-4, 1 RBI.  Elsewhere in this game, Hanley Ramirez (2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI stole his 2nd bag), Blake Swihart (1-for-4, stole his first), Mookie Betts (1-for-4, 1 run, stole his 8th) and Rusney Castillo (2-for-4, stole his first).  I guess what I’m saying, is Bogaerts allergic to helping his fantasy owners?  Steal an effin’ bag, they’re giving them away!

Wil Myers – Took swings on a tee.  They say the great hitters see everything in slow motion, so if Wil happens to freeze frame the slow motion shot of the pitch, then swing through it like he’s being filmed by the Wachowskis, he’s progressing.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  See what a few hundred people asking to drop him can do?

Odrisamer Despaigne – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Once a Hodgepadre, always a Hodgepadre.

Will Middlebrooks – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and three homers in the last week.  Middlebrooks, or as I like to call him on my team, Cornerbrooks, has been hot, and is worth taking a flyer on.  Do I think it lasts long?  He’s burned me bad in the past, so I have my doubts.

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 4.26.  Definitely hasn’t been great watching Ventura so far this year (unless you’re into MMA), but if he throws a few more decent games in a row, he’ll have a 3.50 ERA, which is about what I’d expect from him.

Tsuyoshi Wada – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.30.  Hey, Wada know, he went against one of the best offenses, and still threw a solid game.

Sean Doolittle – Hit the DL again with renewed soreness in his rotator cuff, i.e., Tyler Clippard will be the closer for the year.  Well, unless he Mr. Bungles the job completely.  Doolittle’s not returning this year is my guess, and my guess is bond.  *pounds fist with computer screen*  Power to my people!  I wouldn’t be surprised if I were Huey Newton in a past life.  Though our lives did overlap for a few years.  Hmm, I wonder how that works.

Jesse Chavez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.11.  Here’s a good laugh:  the A’s actually started the year with Chavez in their bullpen.

Billy Burns – 3-for-4, 2 runs and 2 steals (8, 9).  J-FoH made Burns his Creeper of the Week yesterday, which is cheating because Burns should be owned in all leagues.

Stephen Vogt – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .322.  Aren’t you glad you drafted Lucroy in the 6th round?  Or the 2nd round, like someone in my Tout Wars league.

Adam Warren – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  Due to his K and walk rate, Warren’s not even really a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator agrees for at least his next start.

Joe Panik – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  You know who the Giants are?  The Cardinals West.  They get these players to contribute out of nowhere and pay nothing for them.

Santiago Casilla – 2/3 IP, 3 ER and 4 ER in his last two appearances.  It’s a new week, and a new closer in trouble.  Casilla’s setup man, Sergio Romo, was a lights out closer for a few years and looks even better this year.  If you have room, I’d stash him like he can stash a baby in his beard.

Juan Uribe – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  “I told you we should’ve never traded him!”  That’s Mattingly.  Uribe is the type to get crazy hot for about a week at a time, so I could see a hot schmotato here.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 1 K, and the Giants hit two homers off him (Brandon Crawford 1-for-4, 7th homer) and Brandon Belt (2-for-3, 7th homer).  My point?  How did Teheran only give up three runs?  Was this part of some sort of rehabilitation plan for Teheran set out by the UN?

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Will this hot schmotato ever cool off?  Not to answer, but to sigh and wonder.

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 3rd steal.  I can’t wait for Hicks to face Buck Farmer, and Farmer drops his ball and glove and Hicks drops his bat and they meet halfway between the mound and plate and hug.  Hicks has 35-steal speed, but if you’re not picking up Burns, you sure as heckfire shouldn’t be picking up Hicks.  Or is that hicking up?  Hmm.

Drew Hutchison – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.26.  Okay, but if your league has a category called Peripherals, Hutchison has been solid.

Devon Travis – Shut down for a week with a setback with his shoulder.  Logan Forsythe never had a setback with anything.  I’m fickle, y’all!

Ezequiel Carrera – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Fun fact!  Ezequiel Carrera was a horse carriage made by Porsche for the Amish community.

  1. too $%#&* for this says:
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    Glossary term: Smoking Watergun

  2. Kid A says:
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    We call them FlameBlowers in my neck of the woods.

    But my neck of the woods also consists of an NFL team that is separated from a corrupt police department by a vowel.

    I’ve confused myself.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @Kid A: There he is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kid A: Ha, nice! That’s in the lead

  3. Miles says:
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    Morning Grey! Happy Monday.

    Your Goldschmidt comment was awesome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miles: Thanks! You too!

  4. King Felix Targaryen says:
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    Great work greycarlo,

    would you rank the following in this order, Souza rusney burns leonys? H2h need speed and power

  5. worm turner says:
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    HIgh gas/ no k- Blow-viator?

  6. RaiderRob says:
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    Carlos Gomez over/under 18 home runs ros?

    Trade Bautista for Gomez?

    • RaiderRob says:
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      @RaiderRob: By the way great article as usual.

  7. Ciwa says:
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    Hi Grey!
    14 team keeper league.
    With Mesoraco probably dead,I need a catcher for this season. These are the trades proposed to me:
    Grandal for Ramirez(rejected,i’d want to propose Ramire+Pujols for Grandal+Cespede,what do you think?),Russell Martin for Pujols,Molina for Pujols.
    Which should i accept? Or i’d have to pick one between Cervelli,Suzuki,Zunino,Rosario,Maldonado,Carlos Perez from the waiver?

    With just one add for week,if i will not pick a catcher,i need a SP,’cause Niese is really awful.
    Who between Bolsinger,Karns,Chavez,Wada,McCullers?

    Thanks from Italy ;)

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Ciwa: IMO, none of those are good trades – pick up Wilin and stream your catcher spot.

      • Ciwa says:
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        @Mrs.Featherbottom:
        I know but catchers are like TE in football,if you need it you have to offer more of their value,and in a keeper league with just 6 players we can confirm for the following year,at the moment i don’t know if i wil confirm Pujols with Pederson,Ramirez,Guerrero,Franco,Reyes,Braun in the mix.
        I’m waiting for Grey :D

      • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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        @Mrs.Featherbottom: rosario only plays against lefties at even 1B now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ciwa: Agree with Mrs. Featherbottom

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Good stuff man. Here’s hoping Stras’ injury is what was REALLY ailing him and he can have a gd 2/3 of a season.

    NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘I have an idea for a new way the WNBA can boost attendance. Shirts against skins!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Irish in 1 hand says:
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      @Ante GALIC: and home team takes skins in 2nd half as a home court advantage

  9. thomas says:
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    12 team 5×5 league.. 5 OFs

    I have two bench bats… I need to drop two.

    Rusney, Maybin or Avisail Garcia.

    Thank you!

  10. spider crabs says:
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    Panic or lemehieu ros……thanks Grey!!

  11. Drop billy Hamilton for billy burns?

  12. Cuban Arms Dealer says:
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    Grey,

    25 runs/4 hr/21 rbis/2 sb/.300 avg
    22 runs/2 hr/16 rbis/1 sb/.251 avg

    Both play 2nd – one makes $522,500, the $24,000,000

    One is Robinson Cano….and the other???

    PS – I love you guys…and I’ve said that before…and I tell all my buddies to go to Razzball….now, will anyone on staff manage my fantasy team for the month of June?? Get at me dog…lemme know!!

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Fred Barker: hello Fred,we sure miss you in the RCL i just traded cano and plugged in flores

  13. Nittanychris says:
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    Jace Peterson or Brett Lawrie ROS only? Thanks!

  14. djsatane says:
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    Btw, this maybe worth mentioning but it could be nothing…. but

    “Tepid Participation [email protected]

    I believe Joey Gallo’s time with Frisco has ended. Not sure if he’s headed down I-35 or to the big yard for a bit, but Godspeed big fella.”

    Tepid is a pretty reliable Texas Rangers source. Plus, Gallo wasn’t in the lineup today for Frisco.

    Further, Dan Shulman on ESPN just said that the team brass is going to have a meeting tomorrow to discuss what to do in Beltre’s absence..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @djsatane: Interesting… Thanks for the heads up!

  15. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    I took Stanton over Goldschmidt — have owned both in the past. It was like the Sophie’s Choice of Fake Baseball.

    I’m long on power, short on speed, and could def use a quality SP — would you trade Donaldson and Kolten Wong to get Zack Greinke and Jose Altuve?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: get a cheaper SP. I wouldn’t deal the Son of Donald right now. And Altuve isn’t much better than Wong.

      • Baron Von Vulturewins

        Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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        @Grey: Dammit all of you are correct and yet I love to make the trades. But I will hold.

        CONFIDENTIAL TO GREY: Pun intentional.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  16. Bobby J says:
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    Guys who throw hard with no K’s are like the Cop from Duece Bigalow… His dick isn’t small but it’s skinny like a noodle.

  17. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Glossary Term for a pitcher who throws gas but doesn’t strike anyone out: Lamethrower.

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @ashtray: Yup, +1.

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    For the pitcher who looks great on paper but then doesn’t show up when the game’s played, I suggest The Kitsch. Remember when Taylor Kitsch was the new It Dude in Hollywood for no reason and then John Carter & Battleship happened to implode at the box office?

    Question 1: do I drop when Puig returns in my h2h points league of Rusney, Span, or Fowler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Riggins? He’s great… Span

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    Pick two for weekly head to head points leage. Burns, Flores, ruan howard, and Colabell. I have Burns and Collabello as of now. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Burns, Cola

  20. Drew says:
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    Besides blind faith, any reason to still hold Ozuna?

  21. Wes says:
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    Should I drop Milina for Weiters?

  22. Jason E. from the D says:
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    ROS…Choose or Burns? Either would just rotate with Chris Davis in my UTL spot.

  23. Jason E. from the D says:
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    Choo*

  24. Petey says:
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    In a long term keeper league, would you deal a minimum rusney for Strasburg?

    What about minimum correa?

    Same league, same keeper situation: rusney/krod for kenley Jansen?

    Thanks.

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    Bautista???
    i just traded McHugh for strasburg

  26. Paul says:
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    need catcher help, I picked up Travis D’Arnaurd but he had another setback, Should I grab any of these catchers to help me and then maybe pick back up travis or keep them?
    Wilin Rosario, Wilson Ramos, Yasmani Grandal, Miguel Montero, Mike Zunino, Nick Hundley, Chris Iannetta?

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Paul: in a redraft? Pick up literally any of these guys. They are an improvement,

  27. Ray says:
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    Arenado/Carrasco for Davis/Odorizzi?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Ray: Arenado side – it aint close

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @Ray: Yeah Arenado side. I agree that it’s not close at all…doesn’t even matter the format it’s just all bad.

  28. Big River says:
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    Pick one SP: Simon, Colon, Hendricks, Wada, Karns.

  29. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    Williams Perez?

    is the legit?

  30. Kirby says:
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    Fastbuellers. Where the hell are the Ks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kirby: Ha, not bad, I’ll add it to the list

    • stumanji says:
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      @Kirby: good one!

  31. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    20 team dynasty with K/9, holds, relief appearances. should i drop fien for one of rosscup/caminero/broxton (8th inning but garbage)/beimel/hagadone/pressly/putnam/petricka

  32. Rabbit says:
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    Not sure how bad Adam Jones’ injury is–do I start Rusney in Jones’ place this week? Or maybe Rusney in place of CarGo instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: I’d want to the last possible minute tonight to find out

  33. Nightpandas says:
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    High gas no k’s : what a Clock Tease…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightpandas: I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller

  34. Beastman says:
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    What’s the trade deadline in RCLs? Just realized it’s accidentally set to no deadline in my league but I know there is one.

    • Simply Fred

      Fred Barker says:
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      @Beastman: Our league set for
      Friday, August 14, 12PM ET

      • Beastman says:
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        @Fred Barker: Thanks both!

  35. Brewerfan says:
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    I just traded Syndergaard & Gose away for Strasburg. Too much given up for Stras? And 2) J.Abreu or Cole/Trumbo ROS?

  36. Nick says:
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    Keeper league
    Batters:
    droppables:
    Deshields, Ozuna , Span , Yasmani, Sano (sitting on bench)

    Addables:
    Souza, Gose, Colabello , Plouffe , Kang, Segura

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nick: segura, gose, Souza over deshields, Span, sano

  37. Ronny D says:
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    Plouffe or LaRoche right now?

  38. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Another great one! A couple questions for you about guys who just hit waivers in my OBP league…

    1. Pick up Segura off waivers for Kang despite Segura’s terrible OBP and Kang’s .360 or so OBP?

    2. Currently bench OF guy is Blackmon (.340 obp). Drop for Souza (.310 obp)?

    Thanks!

  39. BambooLounge says:
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    Soler hasn’t looked good lately and faces Gio/Zim/Mad Max this weekend. Should I bench this week for Justin Turner (4 games @ Coors)?

  40. Nightpandas says:
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    Dropping McGee or Carson Smith for Romo in a saves and K/9 league?

    • Yescheese says:
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      @Nightpandas: i would drop McGee. Boxberger seems to have the Commitee in hand, since he’s the only one to make a ninth inning save appearance in weeks.

  41. Yescheese says:
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    Have you looked up a picture of Justin Bour? Some namesake . That dude is mesaraco

  42. alex says:
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    Would you drop maikal Franco for souza?

  43. AJA says:
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    Lamethrower.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @AJA: Very ESPN original with that name.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AJA: It was mentioned above

  44. RePete says:
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    Rank these SS rest of season (OBP League);

    Bogaerts, Aybar, Kang

  45. CDouglas says:
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    would you drop DJ Lemahuieie for segura?

  46. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    The streamonator hates Alex Wood tonight against Arizona giving him a negative dollar value. Roll the dice and still start him?

  47. Evgeni Eckhart says:
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    “Either way, or eithurrr way if Mystikal’s reading, I’d grab Bour for a hot schmotato run.”

    I think you’re looking for Chingy there? Not Mystikal?

  48. Peter says:
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    @grery C. Mart or E.Rod in a 12 keep keeper?

  49. Tony Mags says:
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    Hotter schmotato Moreland or Bour?

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @Tony Mags: Bour has a stint in Coors later this week. I’d go him just for that. I dropped Moreland for Bour last night.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Tony Mags: The answer to that question is hidden in Grey’s article. Let’s see if you can find it by reading it.

  50. Green monstah says:
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    Hey grey happy Monday!

    In a h2h pts league with a weekly roster lock who would you start at utility this week; yasmany Tomas, Carlos Santana, mike Napoli, or Josh reddick?

    Part 2; or add one of these to start at utility who are free agents:
    Jung ho kang, billy burns, Chris collabello, DJ LeMahieu, Cameron maybin, Mitch Moreland or Brandon belt.

    This is my team:

    C: Vogt

    1b: Edwin Encarncian

    2b: Addison Russell

    3b: Todd Frazier

    SS: Hanley Ramirez

    IF: Kris bryant

    OF: Bryce Harper

    OF: trumbo

    OF: Joc pederson

    OF: Hunter pence

    DH: shin soo choo

    Utility: ?

    * I have Carlos Santana who is eligible at DH, drop choo to put Santana at DH or hold onto Choo & roll with him at DH?

    P: Max scherzer

    P: Matt Harvey

    P: Jeff smardjdza

    P: Jacob DeGrom

    P: Lance Lynn

    P: Andrew cashner

    – we start 6 pitchers

    Thanks grey have a good one!

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the response grey!

        Santana at DH or utility?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Does it matter?

  51. Gareth says:
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    As a Price owner, it really bugs me when the Tigers try to milk another inning out of David Price and he always inevitably coughs up more runs.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Gareth: That’s a common problem in MLB and very frustrating.

    • Trout says:
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      @Gareth: Price owner. I’m with you. Says a lot about how Aumus feels about his pen.

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Trout: DET’s pen is shit though.

  52. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Chipper Jones tweets like a freshly-divorced 45-year old man dressed in Ed Hardy, buying Jaeger Bombs for creeped-out girls at the bar.

  53. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Gas Guzzler–throws gas, guzzles balls. Or for a family-friendly explanation, they waste a lot of gas.

  54. BERK! says:
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    Velocicraptor — good velo, crap Ks

    • Catcher Fever says:
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      @BERK!: winner

    • Clyde Prompto says:
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      @BERK!: Hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK!: Nice, I’ll add it to the list

    • jal179 says:
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      @BERK!:
      beaut

  55. Fever Dog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    I was offered Hector Santiago for Carlos Gomez. I’m gonna say neh to that. He has Bumgarner. What do you think about asking for Bumgarner for Gomez? Or should I hang on to Gomez. My offense is pretty good but my pitching not so much but I’m hesitant to give up one of my 2-3 best bats. Team below.

    Thanks!

    c-vogt
    1b-rizzo
    2b-betts
    3b-arenado
    ss-bogaerts
    of-upton, car-gomez, fowler
    util-hosmer, cargo
    dl-myers
    n/a-correa

    sp-kershaw, gio, alex wood, bradley, anderson, c-mart huthison, fiers, syndergaard
    rp-melancon, britton, storen
    dl-smyly

  56. Moustard says:
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    Oh shit,

    Au Shizz killed me not in one, but two different leagues. In one league with the help of me…
    benching Machado…

    Glossary term for Frias, Eovaldi et al: ‘effin magnets’
    magnets because the ball doesn’t go through but finds the bat and goes back in the field, effin because of the sound of the ball ‘effin’ through the air with warp speed. And of course it effin get’s on my nerves I don’t get more Ks out of them…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moustard: I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor

      • Spammer Jay says:
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        @Grey: i like velocicraptor except as long as we are inventing new words may as well spell it ‘velociKraptor’

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

  57. Catcher Fever says:
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    All Sizzle no Steak
    Fumethrower
    Fizzleballer
    Sizzler
    Dazzler
    Be-Dazzler
    Gas Man
    Toxic Gas (Man)
    Starting Itcher
    Sparkle Motion …(sometimes I doubt your commitment to getting K’s!)

  58. Jimmy says:
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    Great stuff! Who do you like better in a H2h weekly redraft league this week? Rusney with 7 home games or Alex Guerrero with 8 total games (4 at coors, 4 at busch)? I would be dropping Rusney to pick up AG.

  59. Jose says:
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    This might be my first daily double for the Grey man. May he be generous and forgiving.

    1. Would you drop Kang to add Anibal, Fister, Eduardo, or Vogelsong?
    2. Would you trade Soria for Alex Gordon straight up?

    MY TEAM in a 5×5, 12-team, h2h, redraft.

    C- Perez, 1B – Belt, 2B – Dozier, 3B – Arenado, SS – Desmond, OF – Bats, Ethier, Moss, Util – Colabello, Bench – Kang, DL – Ellsbury, Puig

    SP – Strasburg, Kluber, Shields, Carrasco, Quintana, Salazar
    RP – Soria, Miller, Gregerson, Grilli, Allen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Ha 1. Eduardo 2. Sure

  60. wjessereid says:
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    Greyt work as always.

    Is Wada going to stretch out, or is he a 100 pitches thru 6 kinda guy? And do you like Hendricks @ MIA over Wada v Nats?

    Should I drop Polanco?

    ^ gotta keep it going^

  61. MikeZ says:
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    So, I picked up Alcides Escobar for Segura when he was injured. Who would you keep going forward? They seem pretty close.

  62. A pitcher that doesn’t throw strikes is called a “Circle K” !

  63. I Love You Wong Time says:
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    Would be nice if freaking Maddon allowed Wada to pitch more than 5 innings at some point. Not really helpful in a QS league

  64. Charles says:
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    Good morning Grey! Springer or Souza ROS?

  65. Skeezix says:
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    Hey Grey, need to pick one to SIT this week:

    Taijuan Walker (NYY)
    Shoemaker (@NYY)
    Colome (@LAA, @SEA)

    Thanks!

    • bigbear says:
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      @Skeezix: The one I’d pick is Walker and Shoemaker. Sorry, I can’t count. Or can I?

      • Skeezix says:
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        @bigbear: Hah, well I need to start two of those guys, so I’m asking which one of the three to sit. Like Grey, I was leaning towards sitting Shoemaker since his start is in NY, but Shoemaker has been good lately and Walker was awful before the last one which was a gem. At this point I’m willing to take the chance on Colome in a two-start week at two pitchers parks.

  66. bigbear says:
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    Kweefer (noun). A fantasy baseballer (Grey’s mom’s word) derivative of K and whiffer. It can be used to describe the pitcher as in “Eovaldi is a kweefer.” Or it can be used to describe what you’re left with as in “Frias gave me a kweefer last night.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Ha! I’ll add it to the list

  67. Jon says:
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    Would you want to own any of these RPs over Clippard, Allen, Ramos, or Ziegler? Saves matter but ratios, too. I’m doing fine with Ks from my starters.

    Yimi, Fields, Qualls, Neshek, Harris, Blazek, Benoit, O’Day, Osuna

  68. 740 says:
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    hey Grey, wats up? 10team h2h 5×5. please pick one.

    A. Salazar, Chavez, E. Rodriguez?

    B. Polanco, Souza, Burns, L. Martin?

    thank u Sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Oops… Salazar… Souza

  69. Dirty Johnson says:
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    Frias has Meh-locity

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dirty Johnson: I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease

  70. j says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Shallow 10 teamer, 5×5

    C- CSantana
    1b- Pujols
    2b- Wong
    3b- CDavis
    ss- HanRam
    0f- Trout, Betts, Pollock
    Util- Souza, Soler
    DL- Rendon, Dickerson

    With Rendon due back fairly soon (knocks on wood*) is it crazy for me to think about dropping Soler?
    I’d rather not carry bench bats and his trade value is super low in my league at least.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @j: Not crazy

  71. mr. glass says:
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    Aoki or Burns(points League)

  72. E says:
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    Keeper league, what say you:

    Arenado, Carrasco, Souza vs. Sale, Machado, Xander

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Arenado

  73. Will says:
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    Billy Burns, Yasmani Tomas, or Colabello

    Which should I drop for Souza Jr. or should I keep these 3?

    12 team, head to head, 6×6 keeper league (6th stat is OPS). I

    just need an OF or UTIL spot so all 4 of these fill that void. I’m leaning toward dropping Burns because we count OPS and I have Span, Gregory Polonco, and Dozier who are providing some SB’s.

    I have Myers on the bench (DL), and Rendon coming back soon (hopefully) Thoughts?

    • Will says:
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      @Will: I just wish you would put any updates on J. Upton, Frazier, and Segura. I traded all 3 of those away for Encarnacion, Polonco, Rendon, and Shelby Miller and right now I am regretting both of those trades.

      • Will says:
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        @Will: sorry, wouldn’t put those updates

  74. Quimmy says:
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    My S. Perez, M.Carp and Carrassco for his Price and Longo? OBP league. I have Yan Gomes on my bench to slot in if i move perez. Thoughts?

  75. Grant says:
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    Shane Greene — any reason why I’m still holding out for him and keeping him on my team? Time to drop?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Grant: i wouldnt,might be able to stream him at a different time

  76. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey hey Grey,

    I’m getting a little antsy with Dexter Fowler as my speed guy. Burns is unavailable, but Gose is out there. Should I make the move?

    Also, I am getting similarly antsy with Ozuna and Soler. They are pretty much the same guy right now since neither is hitting for the power they should have. It is frustrating to have both of them, but I should probably hold, right?

    LOVE YAS!!!!!

    • Sportive Tricks says:
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      @Sportive Tricks:

      I know you said to SELL Soler weeks ago, but almost everyone in my league reads you . . . so your sell call killed his value.

  77. Eng says:
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    Grey, are you starting Wood at Arizona today? Thanks!

  78. Spyre says:
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    Greene is killing me, I just lost last week because of his stinker on Saturday. Unfortunately my league is deep and the best wire SP’s are long gone. Who should I replace him with?

    Best options are Erasmo, Hahn, Nolasco, Chris Young, or Bettis? (or hold)

    Thanks as always!

  79. WanchopeOrTwo? says:
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    Great stuff Grey, always worth the read!

    How’s about this for the glossary term: Speedy Gone-K-Less

    As they pitch they cry: Andale, andale, arriba arriba, yee-aaaaawwwwwwwwwww shucks!

  80. H says:
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    You gave up on your boy jace he killed it this weekend!

  81. Awesome Auger says:
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    Slow clap for the White Castle line

  82. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Guys who throw fast but can’t get the K’s- Flash Boredom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: That’s not bad, I think we have better, but I’ll add it to the list to Rudy…

  83. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Which side rest of season: Harper/Napoli/David Robertson or Miguel Cabrera /Lind/Alex Wood?

    Many thanks!

      • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! I own Harper in all 3 of my leagues (thanks for the advice) and agree with your stance that his FB/HR% is unsustainable (Miguel Cabrera hasn’t cracked 24%, like ever)..unless he’s juicing.

        …in my highest buy in league (h2h points) I’m really needing some pitching.
        Harper for Gomez/Greinke?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds decent

  84. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey:

    Carlos Frias:

    Myth K Pitcher
    Urban Fastballer
    NAA – Not As Advertised

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease, Speedy Gone-K-Less, Flash Boredom

  85. small hands make my Cishek look big says:
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    FlameBlowers is awesome. Due to drafting the best player on the board and some timely cold streaks, I now own H. Ramirez, J. Segura, I. Desmond, and E. Andrus. 12 team mixed league, and I would like to trade 2 for 2B, OF, and/or pitching help. Which to trade? Thanks!

  86. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Perhaps Frias and Eovaldi should join a fast pitch softballs league.

  87. Swaz says:
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    H2H points league RoS: Chavez or Wada?

  88. papasmurf says:
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    One of the most incredibly idiotic managerial moves seen yesterday: Wada gives up a two out baserunner, Maddon yanks him for another, inferior, lefty. Whaaaa?

    Sure enough, said inferior lefty gives up a run (Wada’s run) without getting an out and Maddon, looking like a moron, yanks said inferior lefty for Grimm. Oh Grimm was the mood of every Cub fan in attendance.

    Then the DET manager leaves Price out for too long, including having him intentionally walk the bases loaded before yanking him for… Jaba Chumperlain, who promptly gives up 2 runs (Price’s runs). With Price too pricey to keep, DET looks like it will work his arm off this year…

    This, plus a 3 for 34 day for the smurfs at the plate means annoying scapegoat Brainy Smurf got himself a few new bruises. But luckily, bruises don’t show on blue skin!

  89. Randy Bobandy says:
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    Glossary Term – ASNS, ‘all sizzle, no steak’

    Borderline lame, but hey it’s Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy Bobandy: Ha…I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease, Speedy Gone-K-Less, Flash Boredom

  90. Steve D. says:
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    Jake Marisnick or Leonys Martin going forward for steals in a redraft?

    Totally unrelated, but I wouldn’t sleep on Verlander. Heard he was hitting 96 on the gun, and 2 of those 3 runs were because the SS was probably staring at Kate and dropped a ball he should have had to end the inning that allowed a pair of runs to eventually score.

  91. Ryan says:
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    I don’t know how you let an entire Chi Chi Gonzalez blurb go by without a Les Nessman reference.

  92. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Drop Sandoval for Plouffe?

    Drop Fiers for Folty?

  93. PED Inc. says:
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    Grey with Adam Jones likely missing some time this week I’m leaning towards benching him for one of the following on the wire. Who do you like of the following? H2H points league, thanks as always sir!

    Ploufe- [email protected] Boston 3 vs Mil
    Alex Guerrero- [email protected] Coors 4 vs. STL
    Belt- [email protected] Pitt 3vs. Phil
    Kalhoun- 3 vs. Tampa [email protected] NYY
    Yelich- 3 vs. Cubbies [email protected] Coors

    Guerrero playing 4 at Coors sounds sexy but I just don’t know if I can trust the playing time.

  94. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Radar Gun Bum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease, Speedy Gone-K-Less, Flash Boredom

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: You don’t have to rub it in

  95. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    I’ve got Souza and Springer, but have been getting killed in sb department and billy burns is out there. Drop souza for burns? Thanks man keep up the good work, great writeup btw.

  96. Jacob says:
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    Keuchel sòze reminds me of DeGrominator…a guy you didn’t initially believe in, so you kept sh*ting on him only to be proven wrong again and again. Rather then spending over a year crying regression, just admit you were wrong!

  97. Johnny Drama says:
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    12 – Team h2h 5×5 7 keepers

    Where do you see Travis in the rankings next year? I have a team that is in rebuild mode.

    Thanks!

  98. Greyismyhero says:
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    Grey, nice write up man……Limited moves leagues so I have to make moves count…..ROS?

    1. Drop C. Anderson for Folty?

    2. Drop C. Anderson for Ruby?

    3. A. Escobar or Segura ?

    Thanks

  99. Gus Pike says:
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    Tyson Ross has not delivered as hoped this year. Droppable for Jesse Chavez?

  100. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    I know this is pretty vague, but I’m curious to hear your take. I was just offered Giancarlo Stanton for my Carlos Correa. Stanton is not keepable. Correa can be kept cheaply for about 5 more seasons. I’m sitting in second-place right now. Do I pull the trigger? I don’t have a real need in the outfield, but it would help. He’d be replacing Colabello. Correa, when called up, would replace DeShields at 2B/SS.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Elliot: accept immediately. Always go for the win.

  101. Gio says:
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    cano and frazier or goldschmidt? also ROS burnett, wada or hendricks?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Gio: Shizz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gio: Goldy…Wada

  102. Frank White says:
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    That saying that you wanted, under Frias, for a fast pitch with no K’s could be a Fast-Ball… Get it, instead of Fastball. Ah who’s listening!! Lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frank White: I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease, Speedy Gone-K-Less, Flash Boredom

  103. TGD says:
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    Hold on this one?
    Give: B.Harper & J.Samardzija
    Receive: H.Ramirez & Scherzer

    • TGD says:
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      @TGD:
      I got a second trade offer for Harper. I would get F.Hernandez.

      Which one do I jump on (if any) ?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @TGD: Hold on both

  104. The Fifth Girl says:
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    Last week I was about 10 seconds from rage-dropping Stras. I still have him, but I’ll trade him for a bag of beans if it doesn’t turn around by the All-Star break! Yes. I play emotionally sometimes. :-))

  105. booya says:
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    Souza or Bruce ROS?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @booya: Souza

  106. Boomer19 says:
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    I noticed that Cmart and Carrasco have quite similar numbers for the year. Are they close? Or should I try to trade Cmart and a brain freeze for Carrasco?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Boomer19: Get carrasco if you can

  107. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Gr~ey

    1) Could you please rank ROS Leonys Martin, Preston Tucker, DeShields
    2) Drop Wei-Yen Chen/Happ/Mike Wright for Kyle Hendricks?
    3) Someone dropped Collin McHugh, is he an upgrade over Happ?
    4) Also continue holding Guerrero or move on?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dkohn: 1. Leonys 2. Wright 3. Sure 4. Hold

  108. ebudz says:
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    Morning Grey!

    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, Kluber, C. McHugh, L. Lynn
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (A. Wood, T. Ross, Chavez, Fiers, Wada)

    1. Should I Start A. Wood @ARI (-0.6) today in this points league?
    2, Who should I stream today out of the following options and who is the drop from my staff?

    J. Garcia vs. MIL (22.5)
    Jimenez @HOU (2.7)
    Bradley vs. ATL (-13.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: 1. Sure 2. Jaime

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Grrrr my opponent snagged Jamie right before I was gonna drop Wada for him… and Ubaldo has been picked up too! It’s a battle for of two 6-2 teams this week so every point counts s0 I guess I’ll start planning for tomorrow:

        Who would you stream tomorrow?
        Kennedy vs. NYY (12.3)
        Sabathia @SEA (9.1)
        Heston vs. PIT (4.4)
        Hendricks @MIA (4.3)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Heston

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Sounds good Grey! Thanks again for all the help dude!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  109. L-Boogie says:
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    “Smokin No K’s-er”

    Yes, I know its awful…AWFULLY AWESOME!!!

    And if Frias get sent to the minros… “Down goes K’s-er! Down goes K’s-er!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @L-Boogie: I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease, Speedy Gone-K-Less, Flash Boredom

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Grey: Me too. But it’s a close 10th, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally!

  110. Juan says:
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    Kipnis or Dozier ROS in a standard 5 cat?

  111. Phil of the Future says:
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    Hey best bud,

    I’m in sad panda mode. I had a week that would beat, conservatively, 99.9999999% of weekly league teams. Guess what happened?

    But I can’t complain. I have a family that loves me. What else matters?

  112. L-Boogie says:
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    Fiers @ StL or Ed-Rod vs Minn?

    Thanks.

  113. Strolg says:
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    The Hy-Vee’s out of Lucky Strikes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Strolg: I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease, Speedy Gone-K-Less, Flash Boredom

  114. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would trade Harper for Felix Hernandez?

    • weas says:
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      @Cohen: You should be able to get Felix PLUS a 2nd or 3rd OF type for Harper.

  115. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, who to start at ss?

    Rollins (27.5) – 3 @ col, 4 vs stl
    Russell (9.8) – 3 @ Mia, 4 @ was
    Xander (12.2) – 4 vs min, 3 vs oak

    Thanks.

  116. ryanoger says:
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    My Starters:
    SP- Arrieta, deGrom, Salazar, Lackey, Chase, Roark

    Buch, Rubby, or Wada over Roark?

    I like Buch’s two start this week both at home but thinking Rubby or Wada might be the better add…

    Who do I pick up?

    Thanks grey
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: I don’t know their matchups

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Clay Buchholz Home against both MIN, vs. OAK
        Rubby Home against ATL
        Wada Away against the Nats

        • ryanoger says:
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          @ryanoger:

          add one more to the mix

          Karns at LAA

          thanks so much

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Karns

  117. TOGMAN says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 [OPS, QS]

    Drop Bogaerts for Segura / Kang?

    Need an OF: Burns, Polanco, Maybin, Colabello, Byrd

    Drop Paxton or D’Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TOGMAN: Segura… Pax…Burns

  118. The Wongest Yard says:
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    Still fielding offers for Harper after your Buy/Sell on Friday. What do you think of this one?

    My: Harper, Pujols, Gio Gonzalez
    For: Carlos Gomez, Rizzo, Robertson

  119. ERad says:
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    Re: Segura – I’m not new, just in Europe!

  120. Grindrguy says:
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    Would love some advice, and if it comes with wit and sarcasm, even better. Was offered three trades by one manager.

    1st) Marte for Archer
    2nd) Marte for Cole
    3rd) Giancarlo for Archer and Tolleson

    My pitching is sick. Kershaw, Cole, Archer, Liriano, Buchholz, Bolsinger. My hitting is what you’d expect with a staff like that. Which offer do you like best?

    Thanks in advance

  121. Happy Monday!

    Setting up my week. Have to choose one of:

    Happ (TB), BAnderson (STL), CAnderson (NYM), Ventura (TEX)

    SON says Happ, but they are all very close (in the $4-$8 buck range). What do you think for one slot? (I also have Hutch (HOU) in my starting lineup… as SON loves him, but was suprised it loved him so much)

    much thanks.

  122. Chris says:
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    in a 10 team H2H points leave (keepers) i just scored Machado and Anibal Sanchez for Carlos Gonzalez. Should I drop Semien and play machado at third or should I drop andrus, move semien to short and start Machado at third? Or did i make a bonehead move (don’t tell me that!). Without cargo my outfield is cargo lite, harper and heyward/bruce.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Drop Semien, trade sounds okay

  123. Maliciouc Phenom says:
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    I am so ready for this guy to pitch games that count, for all us lucky owners!

    Jose Fernandez

    Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez was outstanding during an extended spring start Monday.

    The right-hander, who is coming off Tommy John surgery last year, struck out seven in three innings, according to The Miami Herald. He didn’t allow a hit and walked just one, while sitting between 94-97 mph on the radar gun with his fastball.

    He ended his extended spring start Monday with six straight strikeouts.

    The 2013 NL Rookie of the Year said he will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Jupiter on Saturday.

  124. The Great Knoche says:
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    Love Me Some Robinson Honey Nut Chirinos!

    Glossary Term:

    Cheddar Wursts

  125. Malicious Phenom says:
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    I hope Chipper feels as stupid as he sounded..geez, damn, hillbilly..

  126. booya says:
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    Moss or Bruce ROS?

  127. Irish in 1 hand says:
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    I’m debatinh making a drop so i can have a spot for a streamer each week, preferably a 2 starter since it’s a weekly points league. Top options to P/U now are: Hendricks, Young, Simon, Rodon & the new lid, ERod.

    Options to drop are Tomas (3B only) Souza & Soler… am i right thinking i should drop Tomas? It’s a redraft leage. My 3B is Arenado my OF is Cespedes, Harper, Jones and Josh Hamilton and with 1 put in my 1 utility spot… thisis a 10 team league

    Also a flame thrower without a K rate could be a firewalker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Irish in 1 hand: I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease, Speedy Gone-K-Less, Flash Boredom, Cheddar Wursts

      Tomas….ERod

  128. Steve Stevenson says:
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    1) SON loves Hutchison vHou this week (22.0), suggesting I start him over Lester @Mia (13.3) – who do you start?
    2) 14-tm weekly 9×9 H2H OPS league w/ NetSB, start 3 OF, usually put a CI at Util. My OF are Joc, Pollock, Calhoun, Gose and Ethier. You like Burns over any of them? Could drop Franco for him too (we have to carry several bench bats due to roster restrictions).
    3) Shallow limited moves league (15 left this yr), 10×10 w/ NetSB, 2 Util, no MI/CI, have Travis as a bench IF. Use a move to drop him for Harrison (2B/3B/LF/RF eligible), Segura (SS) or LeMahieu (2B), or hold? FWIW, my 2B is Wong, SS Desmond, 2 Utils are Davis and Ortiz, at least until Myers and/or Pweeeeg return.

  129. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team standard mixed Yahoo league. Here is my roster:
    C – Lucroy
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Wong
    3B – Machado
    SS – Segura
    OF – Brantley, Marte, Pederson, Castillo
    BENCH – Grandal, Russell, Correa
    SP – Kluber, Cole, Ventura, Odorizzi, Keuchel, Bauer
    RP – Gregerson, Ziegler, Giles

    Would you trade away Ventura for Papelbon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  130. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Glossary: Kunt

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: HAHAHAHA…….Ex wife dual purpose!

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Yup…you see where my heads at

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: You know that’s the one….Willy Peralta is such a Kunt…has a nice flow to it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Stop

  131. Dr. Sauce says:
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    In a vacuum … Yay or nay on the following deal;
    My Arenado and Myers for his Joc and Price
    Relevant info – I have Bryant to replace Arenado, Joc would replace Bruce or Myers, Price would replace one of Buchholz, Syndergaard or Mchugh. Already have Kluber, Cole, Arrieta …
    The voice inside my head (as I type this) is saying Don’t do it!! Don’t really need Price given my pitching … Myers (if healthy) is comparable to Joc … and I give up Arenado who is studly now, but given the Coors factor could get even better. Anyways, think I answered my own question … thanks!
    While I’m here might as well get your opinion …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  132. Shin Soo Choo Train says:
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    Ellsbury for Vogt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  133. Fireball Feliz says:
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    No love for the lord and savior Hambone? His walk off pinch hit yesterday was dabomb.com. So many bandwagon Redsox fans in Texas, I love asking them what part of Massachusetts they’re from when I see them at games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Word

  134. GhostTownSteve says:
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    The Royals have scored more runs than the Red Sox or Tigers
    The Tigers lead MLB in steals and are second in the league in team defense (per Fangraphs)
    The Pirates and Mets have hit more home runs than the Tigers
    The Giants have the best team BA in the National League.
    The Astros have the second best bullpen ERA in the AL.
    The Twins and the Astros have the two best records in the AL
    The Angels wOBA is just below the Mets….and the Padres…and the Braves
    The Mariners are 4th in MLB in HRs and Robbie Cano has as many as Ricky Weeks (2)
    The A’s have the worst bullpen ERA in MLB…and the most errors
    No team in baseball has allowed more home runs than the Padres
    No team in the NL has scored more runs than the Diamondbacks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting stuff!

  135. Letterman says:
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    @Grey

    Giving up Adam Jones AND Syndergaard too much for McCutchen?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit

  136. knighttown says:
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    Short term as I’ve got a team of injuries, who do you like?

    Pick two of:

    Panik, Marisnick, Middlebrooks, Van Slyke (at Coors), Logan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Panik, Middlebrooks

  137. Gordon Shumway says:
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    Next up… Yo I believe that’s me…Grey Albright, get on the mic for the symphony!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  138. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Grey –
    Great stuff as usual. Getting the rookie blues. Is it time to move on from Maikel Franco and give Preston Tucker a ride? Also, Matt Moore is sitting out there just crying to join my DL (currently occupied by D. Travis, but that seems to be going nowhere fast). Thoughts on Moore coming back from TJ? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Forget Moore… Sure, grab Tucker

  139. GleamTeam_Matt says:
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    Trade Dee Gordon and Gerrit Cole for Andrew McCutchen and A-Rod?

    7×7 league that counts BB and hits – 12-team

    My other SP are Kershaw, Jacob DeGrom and Jason Hammell

    I’m in need of power and walks. I’ll be taking a bit hit at SB, but mehhh – Seem like a good deal on my end?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  140. Funketown says:
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    Joc Pederson and Adam Jones for Kershaw (or King Felix) and Span…

    fair trade? which side do you prefer? (Pederson side has power to spare and Kershaw side obviously has pitching to spare)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair…Jones

      • Funketown says:
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        @Grey: thanks G-Money…

        high heat – low K’s – low oKtane (gas)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem… Not bad, I’ll run it by Rudy…

  141. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Good morning

    12 team H2H (OBP) Need help deciding who stays and who goes:

    1) Pick up Tolleson or Melancon?

    2) Drop Zimm and/or Pedro Alvarez for Souza and/or Burns?

    3) Drop Gomes for Grandal?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tolleson…Both if you need speed… Sure

  142. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Velocitease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’ll add it to the list

  143. The Commish says:
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    some managers are calling for a veto of a trade in my league: 12 team h2h categories 7×7 with added roster positions

    josh reddick and jason heyward for david price.

    veto or approve?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @The Commish:

      Not veto-able

  144. William says:
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    High heat, no K’s term:

    Nuke LaLoosh, of course .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer

  145. The Jerk Store says:
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    StreamO hates Colome’s every start. It basically punches me in the face , every time i search his name.
    what can i expect from Colome for the ROS? Streams only?

    thanks!!

    -some jerk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer in most leagues

  146. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Great post as per usual. Rap reference game is tight. I’ve got one spot in limbo on a 12 team, h2h, keeper league. My question is would you drop either Rubby or Buchholz and add one from this starter group or hitter group?

    Mig. Gonzalez, Charlie Morton, K. Hendricks
    Burns, Lawrie, Marsinick, Maybin, Flores

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Rubby for Hendriks

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey…to pile on here. What do you make of Strickland for holds in SF? He picked up 3 since he got the call on 5/24.

  147. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Glossary term- Fastitute: Fast and easy to hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Velocitease for the win!

        All are fantastic.

  148. Kyman says:
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    Guy in my league wants my Samardzija, or Arrieta, or Garret Cole… I have Pujols and could use some 1b insurance. He keeps offering me Kansas City Kendrys… who I like, but not in a 1 for 1 swap, right?!?

    I’m counter offering Salazar as a one-for-one swap. Seem fair? What about his other offers for my better SPs?

    Deal or no deal? 10 Team League.

  149. Two-Face says:
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    SON loves Jamie Garcia this week. Do you share it’s sentiments? vs. MIL and @LAD

  150. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Glossary term- Mexican fireplace= useless heat

  151. Allan says:
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    Grey great write up. I’d call a pitcher with high velocity but low k’s a “speed trap”. Also liked somebody’s suggestion of clock tease.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allan: Thanks! I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease, Speedy Gone-K-Less, Flash Boredom, Cheddar Wursts, Mexican fireplace

  152. Eric says:
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    Abreu for Desmond and Gio?

  153. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Love the “DDT” and Jake the Snake reference. Good stuff as usual Grey!!!

  154. Flonkerton says:
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    With Beltre out, would you go with Middlebrooks or Mark Reynolds at 3B?

    And at the end of the week, is Weiters at C, Carlos Santana at 3B a good idea?

    Thanks!

  155. CMUTimmah says:
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    duda or burns- ROS?

    I assume Burns has truly won the CF job the rest of the season, unless he hits some massive slump.

  156. WachaTalkin'boutWillis? says:
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    Best MI configuration until Rendon is back….Peterson/Panik/ Flores?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Panik, Jace depends on needs

      • wjessereid says:
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        Need points.

        I like Peterson, so it really comes down to short term production between Panik and Flores. I like Flores’ power, but he does little else with the bat and seems really streaky.

  157. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Dry heat

  158. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    do you like this season of game of thrones?

  159. Brian says:
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    I’m in discussion for a possible trade in a 12 team H2H yahoo 5×5 league. Here is my team, i’m excluding my pitching cause this is strictly a trade with only offensive players.
    C D. Norris SD
    1B C. Davis BAL
    2B J. Kipnis CLE
    3B J. Harrison PIT
    SS A. Russell CHC
    OF M. Trout LAA
    OF B. Harper WAS
    OF C. Gonzalez COL
    UTL D. Ortiz BOS
    UTL J. Heyward STL

    DL A. Rendon WAS

    The guy i’m possibly making a trade with has interest in Trout, Harper, Rendon, and Kipnis. The only 2 players on his team that I like are Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson. So a few trades I’ve thought of were:
    1. I give Harper and Rendon for Encarnacion and Donaldson
    2. Harper for Donaldson or Encarnacion
    3. Rendon for Encarnacion. Don’t think he’d give me Donaldson for Rendon straight up

    What are your thoughts on all 3? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: 1. Sounds fair 2. Don’t see the point, Donaldson 3. Edwin, only trade worth doing

  160. Jaymz says:
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    Thanks Grey,

    Think it’s a good idea let go of Watson for saves, as Melancon seems to have righted the ship?

  161. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    A trade question – who would you rather have in a 10 Team H2H Points League – Altuve or HanRam? I have Hanley at SS and DeShields at 2B (meh), but Altuve with his speed (SBs are worth 2 Points) along with his other assets would I think be nice. I could then possibly add a Segura at SS. The Altuve owner could also use pitching, so I could make it a 2 for 2, with my Wacha making a nice trade chip at this point.

    As always, your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks much.

  162. Trout says:
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    Would you trade Cano & Greg Holland for Carlo Gomez in a keeper? He’s not done as a good player, but Cano’s days of eliteness are prolly gone for good, and Holland’s fastball is going in the same direction as Cano’s power, just not as fast.

  163. John says:
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    Hey Grey,
    10-tm H2H Keeper (keep 12) [in 1st with a descent spead]
    Been offered:
    HIS – Kershaw, Iwakuma, Marte & Kang for
    MY – MadBum, A.Wood, Odorizzi, Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Sounds good

  164. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Ok, no more glossary terms. My apologies, less is more.

    Question.

    Better stash (yours is the best honey bun)

    E.Santana, Griffin, Holland?

    Thanks

  165. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Hanging Chad – Looks to have all the potential for a bunch of punchouts but ends up leaving you hanging

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease, Speedy Gone-K-Less, Flash Boredom, Cheddar Wursts, Mexican fireplace, dry heat

  166. Andrew says:
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    mike fiers just got dropped in my 10-team fairly shallow league. would you drop any of the following for him?

    tyson ross
    carlos martinez
    trevor bauer
    collin mchugh
    noah syndergaard

  167. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Was at the game yesterday. Chavez looks pretty much the best he has ever looked. Seems like the secret this year is that he’s just a little bit finer with the command on the cutter. He’s able to run it just off the black rather than still catching some white. Pitched to the edges brilliantly. I don’t think the Yankees squared up one ball all day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Sweet! I prolly should’ve held him in RCL, but I needed the roster spot

  168. The Jerk Store says:
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    Glossary Fast pitch, no K’s ‘Shhhh goes the dynamite’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Jerk Store: I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease, Speedy Gone-K-Less, Flash Boredom, Cheddar Wursts, Mexican fireplace, dry heat

  169. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty should I trade taijuan walker and odorizzi for shelby miller and bauer or just stay put?

  170. Sports Benjamin says:
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    My outfield is so meh…
    Pick 3 ROS
    A Garcia
    Ozuna
    Gose
    Revere
    Colabello
    P Tucker
    Cuddyer
    Maybin

    You DA man thanks

    • Sports Benjamin says:
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      @Sports Benjamin: as a footnote, its a h2h 5 cat and my whole team is trash so I need everything

  171. Chris says:
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    Was offered Lucroy for Tyson Ross in a H2H pts league. Currently have Wilson Ramos at catcher. Have Wada, Lackey, Ch. Anderson, Roark, an injured Iwakuma and Matt Moore on waivers that are available replacements for Ross. Is this trade fair? Who wins?

  172. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League

    Start 3 RPs…own Kenley, Robertson, Soria and Tolleson. Need a bat.

    Which deal do you like the most?

    Robertson/Tolleson/Soria for Y. Tomas
    Robertson for Brandon Moss
    Tolleson for Rios

  173. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Drop Jace/Russell For Panik?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  174. chucky says:
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    Drop Bruce for Burns 6×6 OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  175. HighHeat says:
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    Grey, Would you trade either Salazar, Wacha or Pineda for Strasburg. Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  176. Abe Froman says:
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    Zobrist or Fowler for Clippard?

    • Abe Froman says:
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      @Abe Froman:

      or for Boxberger?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Trade Box first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

      • Abe Froman says:
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        @Grey:

        Trade FOR Box first?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trade for Clippard first…Send Zobrist…

          • Abe Froman says:
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            @Grey:

            Sounds good, thanks Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  177. Harrison Saunders says:
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    K-Lo: She teases you with the hard stuff, butt….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We have better

  178. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Just thought of another one I could use your opinion on: roto league, which pairing do you like for SS and 2b/ss going forward:

    Semien + Escobar
    Semien + Guerrero
    Escobar + Guerrero

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides/Alex

  179. jaw says:
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    10 team 5×5 h2h keeper. 3 DL spots and have stras, darvish, and iwakuma on the DL. Have devon travis stashed on my bench right now as I’m out of DL spots. Jace is my 2B. Should I continue to stash devon on the bench or drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  180. Prince George says:
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    Thanks for all your help Grey. 12 team, 5×5 keeper league. Focusing on 2016 and beyond. Please rank: C. Dickerson, K. Calhoun, J. Bruce. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun, Dick

  181. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Are you starting Alex Wood @ Arizona tonight?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  182. Driti says:
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    Weekly 10 team H2H

    Need to pick 3 to start this week…

    Boxbeger (7 games, @LAA and @SEA)
    Familia (7 games, @SD and @ARI)
    Tollesen (6 games, @KC and CHW)
    Syndergaard (@SD)
    Salazar (BAL)
    Arrieta (@WAS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar, Arrieta, Noah

  183. Atlas says:
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    “Sounds like Ventura’s been hit on the head too many times by Nolan Ryan.” lol

    Who should the fantasy community love more… Souza or Betts.

    Souza starting to look like a 30+/20+ guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  184. ryanoger says:
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    Fiers or Karns ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  185. Christian says:
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    The Small Stick diplomacy aka “Speak loudly, but carries a small stick” aka the Reddy Toosevelt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Christian says:
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        @Grey: Guys who throw hard with nothing to show for it. They speak loudly and carry a small stick… Its polit- ah, screw it nevermind

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  186. Eric says:
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    Grey,

    Do you still like Lucroy over Gattis ROS?

    Follow-up:
    If you choose Lucroy above – would you trade my Gattis for his Carlos Carrasco?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No…I’d take Carrasco

  187. Driti says:
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    Weekly 10 team H2H

    Need to pick 3 to start this week…

    Bruce (6 games, @PHI, SD)
    Souza (7 games, @LAA, @SEA)
    Morales (6 games, CLE and TEX)
    Votto (6 games, @PHI, SD)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Bruce

  188. Matty says:
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    Ten team H2H, Rest of season (I’m trying to figure out fair trade targets):
    Crush Davis v. Kris Bryant
    Altuve v. Dee

    Thanks a ton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant…Altuve

  189. chucky says:
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    Marte, Mookie, Belt and Bour. Need a 1B , OF and DH
    And Jeez thanks for keeping my slim chances alive or Im afraid its “This Week in the NFL” time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Bour

  190. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h limited moves

    Currently have Chase Anderson right now with the following upcoming schedule: vNYM, @LAD, @LAA, vSD, @SD

    Should I 1) Hold him 2) Hold him just for the Mets start 3) Drop him immediately for one of the following options?

    Bolsinger @COL, vARI, @SD, vSF
    B. Anderson vSTL, vARI, @TEX, vSF
    Fiers @STL, @MIN, vWAS, @KC, vNYM
    T. Walker vNYY, @CLE, @HOU, vHOU
    Nelson @STL, @PIT, vWAS, @COL
    Wada @WAS, vCIN, vCLE, @MIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2 then Fiers

  191. migz7816 says:
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    was thinking of offering harper for king felix..play in 5 outfield league, have marte upton calhoun burns and harper. have cole arrieta liriano salazar syndergaard. keep harper or go for the king?..thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • jal179 says:
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      @migz7816:

      Do Calhoun for a Richards type maybe.

  192. Yager says:
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    Term for pitchers who throw hard with no K’s:
    “Butter K’s” (like butter face)
    Everything is smokin besides the K’s (face).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

      • Yager says:
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        Fair enough. Keep on keepin on.

  193. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team, 5×5 standard. Salazar or Arrieta ROS?

    Trade Longo + Casilla for either, both, neither?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta… For neither

  194. TOGMAN says:
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    Need a catcher. 12 H2H 6×6 OPS

    Swihart, Cervelli, Iannetta, J. McCann

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iannetta

  195. vinodole says:
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    Keeper points league… Rodon (2017) and Rusney (2016) for Soler (2017) and Hamilton (2015). Which side wins?

    Also, who do you like better through next season – Polanco or Rusney?

    Don’t have a glossary suggestion, already a bunch of great ones there. I like flameblower, velocicraptor, Cheddar Wursts, kweefer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler…Rusney…

      • vinodole says:
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        @Grey: If I can dig a little deeper, have you soured on Polanco since the preseason? (me quoting you: “Polanco could hit 15 homers, steal 30 bases and why haven’t I drafted him yet.”) I guess I was just surprised that you went with Rusney as he hasn’t shown much yet. Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rusney was above Polanco in rankings prior to Rusney getting injured and sent down

          • What's a Drexl? says:
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            @Grey: rusney is already at his physical peak, polanco has a few years to hit that.

  196. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Pitchers with high velo and no Ks:

    76 stations – cuz they got all gas, and no Circle-Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  197. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Would you start Jaime in a 10 team mixed vs. the Brew Crew tonight? SON lurves it, but I have my doubts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  198. VamosALaPetco says:
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    10-team H2H, 5OF’s: should I try buying a hobbled Adam Jones? I was thinking Springer and one of Carrasco or Archer might get it done. Which side do you like, in a vacuum?

    • VamosALaPetco says:
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      @VamosALaPetco: I should also mention this is a keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  199. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Besides lucky bastard do you have a term for forgetting to put a pitcher in that got hammered on your bench. Left Chase on my bench oops.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m all ears

  200. Greyismyhero says:
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    “Thanks! I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease, Speedy Gone-K-Less, Flash Boredom, Cheddar Wursts, Mexican fireplace”

    I prefer: Indica, Kush, Northern Lights, Purple kush, Diesel, Haze, Acapulco Gold, Sour Diesel, Skunk, and White widow…..

    Can we just make up our minds???????

    LMAO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA…Smoke it!

  201. joe says:
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    bogaerts had a good day! still want to drop him for flores though. good move? have russell at SS for now. 12 team standard needing HBIs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  202. Sam says:
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    Grey,

    I am power starved and pretty solid on speed with Burns & Upton leading the way. Yelich and Wong haven’t really done too much in the speed department yet as well.

    Would you drop Jace Peterson for Wilmer Flores? (As a note I am waiting on Correa, Baez and Seager.. any of whom, when called up, likely lead to my dropping Wilmer/Jace anyhow)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  203. WalleyWorld says:
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    how do you rank these players for dynasty. Hosmer, Myers, Polanco, Zimmermann

    my vote is for clock tease. pretty effin funny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha… Jordan, Hosmer, Polanco

  204. Irish in 1 hand says:
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    Weekly lineup locks ar 1st game. Start Chen @ Hou, Salazar vs Bal or Ed Rod vs Min

    Currently starting Kluber, Archer, Bucholtz and C Mart. I could also bench Street or Miller, both with 6 games on slate this week and start 2 of the above; Would you? Thank you sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  205. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Can i add stinky cheese to the list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  206. Atlas says:
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    I see that Correa is slowing down vs triple A pitching… bottom line is correa “likely” to put up the numbers worth tying up a roster spot that could be used for streaming ? I see Correa coming up, and hitting in the bottom of the order a likely outcome. Re-draft league

    I know you dont have a crystal ball, but what does the mustache tell ya ? Thanx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  207. E says:
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    Adam Jones and Lester or Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  208. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Hold Souza or drop for Polanco? Looking for a solid power/speed combo

    • Atlas says:
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      @bossmanjunior333:

      Seeing as how Polanco has no power I’d say Souza

      • Atlas says:
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        @Atlas: Hes also homered in three straight… dont you want to see where this is going ?

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Atlas: polanco does eventually project as having power, but not probably as much as souza, and not yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  209. Mark says:
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    Velocicraptir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s been offered already

  210. Bryce Harper is younger than _________ says:
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    Is it time to cut bait with Soler in a 10-team league ?

    Guy’s like Jay Bruce, G. Polanco and Yelich on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Yelich

  211. Scott says:
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    What happened while writing the Middlebrooks blurb? Guest-writ by Tehol?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I got sick last night, better now, thanks

  212. jaw says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h auction keeper with 3 DL spots – currently occupied by iwakuma, darvish, and puig. stashing myers and paxton right now. obviously gonna hold myers but should i cut paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  213. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Awesome as always! Trade Keuchel/Ziegler for Bautista/Brett Anderson? 12T H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Bautista side

  214. bobbo says:
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    Who do you like more in an OBP roto for the rest of the year:

    Xander (will I ever hit higher than 7th?) Bogaerts or Jung Ho Kang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

  215. Greyismyhero says:
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    Pick up….Gose, Burns, Colabello, Plouffe, or Maybin for utility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  216. Scott says:
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    How about Heatsucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  217. pipa says:
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    Choo for Ortiz?

    Choo for Car Gonz

    Or hold Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ortiz…CarGo…

  218. Punk says:
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    Glossary: K-free bum. Think of the advertising tie-ins!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  219. bobbo says:
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    Empty Gastanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think we have better

  220. Scott says:
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    Shotgunner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t get it

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: It’s when someone fires off a bunch of proposed slang terms hoping one will stick. Wait, what were you asking for again?

  221. Roger Podacter says:
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    Thank god Stras goes on the DL just in time to pick up Wada.

    Which OF would you give the heave-ho? Soler, JD Martinez? I’d like to dump some KS at the plate and stash Romo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  222. J-FOH says:
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    Did I step into a time machine this morning cause these glossary suggestion are three years ago awesome. (thats a good thing) Way to go old school razzballeros you make me proud to se so many coming with their A game.

    Grey for my two cents I like flameblowers and fastbuellers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy doesn’t like any of them

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Does he have a suggestion?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          K-noseen Heater

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: meh, I prefer flameblower, lamethrower, fastbueller, gas guzzler, velocicraptor, kweefer, velocitease, Speedy Gone-K-Less, Flash Boredom, Cheddar Wursts, Mexican fireplace, dry heat.

            • @The Great Knoche: my POV on glossary terms – besides them being fun to use – is that they have to be unambigous. The ‘brief’ is for guys who throw heat and don’t K a lot of guys. I’d say only Speedy Gone-K-less in that group is close and, even then, that could maybe also mean a guy who steals bases and doesn’t K…the rest are mostly clever but are more about pitchers with velocity who just aren’t good (vs. bad at K’s).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Rudy is tougher than a nun at a boarding school

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Koncealed Heat?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Good luck getting it past Rudy

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: or maybe it should look like this

            Kon-cealed Heater?

  223. Scott says:
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    Bumslinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  224. The Great Knoche says:
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    Anyone know why Sawx and Twins already PPd? looks like rain maybe, but awfully early.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rain

  225. Matt says:
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    If you could hold onto a prospect right now in an NA spot who would you choose?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Matt: The weather around game time in the area is suppose to be very bad, so they decided to cancel early..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: Thats the only prospect that is unavailable. Happen to have another name you can pull out of your hat?

        • Scott says:
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          @Matt: Seager

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lindor

  226. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Sorry if this was answered above, are we starting Adam Jones this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait until tonight to see his status

  227. Long Bawls says:
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    Not that there haven’t been a zillion good suggestions already for the glossary (even if Rudy didn’t love), but how about:

    One quick phony

    Ic Starter

    Wyatt Burp at the No K Corral (definitely not that one, but it makes me laugh)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…I like to burp

  228. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Trying to trade for Frazier in my OBP league and toying with a few offers to make.

    Any concerns that I’d be over-paying for Frazier if I make any of the below offers? (I ordered them in my order of preference).

    1. My C Santana + Blackmon for Frazier.

    2. My Santana + Wood for Frazier.

    3. My Santana + Syndergaard for Frazier.

    Any of these offering too much?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They sound fine, 2 first

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  229. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Grey, weekly league. Looking at HItter Tron and SON.

    SON doesn’t like Folty or Baue this weekr, but need to play one.

    Do I drop either Bolsinger/Quintana for Hutch?

    Drop Choo or Ethier?

    Also, would you play Napoli, Duda or Cargo for the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty… Bolsinger…choo… CarGo

  230. Bye Felicia says:
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    * Pulls up chair, joins Strasburg prayer triangle

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @Bye Felicia: Feels slight twinge in elbow so sets chair down on foot, stands up straight suddenly and pulls muscle in lower back.

  231. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Drop Soler for Souza or A. Garcia? I’ve had them all at one point or another this year, so I’ve been holding.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  232. Scott says:
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    This is why I love ESPN. So I notice that for the Rays, Kiermaier (L) is in the one-hole vs. RHP and Guyer (R) is in the one-hole vs. LHP. BUt here is ESPNs “spin” for 30 May:

    It’s unclear at the moment if Kiermaier is getting some standard rest or is still feeling the ankle injury, but pinch hitting Saturday or a return Sunday would go a long way in alleviating any nagging injury concerns. Brandon Guyer will pick up Kiermaier’s role, playing center field and batting leadoff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  233. Scott says:
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    Firesharter

  234. The G says:
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    Flabbergassed

    He flabbergassed again…

    Lame, i know….it’s Monday…lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  235. Kane the red monster says:
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    Ahoy grey!
    In a h2h pts with a weekly lock

    At 2b who to roll with Addison Russell or howie Kendrick?

    Or add & start @ 2b DJ LeMahieu?

    Thanks grey love the posts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ… Thanks!

  236. Scott says:
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    Hard noKs

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: or Dread noKs

  237. ryanoger says:
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    Should I loose Chase for Buch, Wada, Karns, or hold?

    thanks grey
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

  238. e says:
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    who should be my underwhelming second basemen? AVG and OBP league. Neil Walker currently holds this spot, players available on waivers are:

    DJ Lemahieu
    Brandon Philips
    Joe Panik
    Logan Forsythe

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  239. SteveO says:
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    Very deep pitching league. Pick 3 in order please.
    W. Rodrigues, B. Anderson, Eovaldi, Estrada, Koehler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Koehler, Anderson

  240. JoeG says:
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    Batty Call : I already picked up Coghlan, but need two more.
    Uribe @ Bradley – Az.
    Guyer @ Richards-LAA
    Joey Butler @ Richards -LAA
    Y.Alonso (might be back off the DL tonight ) vs deGrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uribe, Butler

  241. jayrock says:
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    Yo G-Money!

    Took your advice and flipped Bryce yesterday. 6X6H2H XBH & K/9.
    My Bryce & Bauer for Stanton &Arrieta.
    Thoughts?

    • Long Bawls says:
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      @jayrock: I’d say you won that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  242. Long Bawls says:
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    I’m gonna stop with the glossary already, but how about:

    Flash Dud

    Radar Goon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not loving these

  243. Bobby says:
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    Trade Adam Jones for Gomez or Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  244. gogulls says:
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    Deshields or Burns for steals ROS?

    Segura over Alexei Ramirez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns…Segura

  245. Better chance of Saves going forward, Neshek or Romo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  246. Wudaben says:
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    This may seem like a no brainer but Starlin Castro has been dropped in my 12 Team H2H Points league. I currently have Desmond as my starter and Correa stashed on my bench. I’ve got a pretty stacked lineup so neither of these guys will ever see my lineup barring a trade but I also do not want another team to get lucky and claim Castro either.

    I guess what I can’t quite decide.. Is the pipe dream of the stats Correa could possibly provide better than the safe, somewhat yawnstipating numbers/value I can get from Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro’s better than Correa

  247. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Harper/Bauer or Trout?

    10 man h2h

    • Harvey Wallbangers says:
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      @Harvey Wallbangers: … Or Harper/Desmond for Stanton/Hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  248. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Ever heard of an old Dick Clarkish DJ named Jerry Blavat out of Philly? Called himself the Geator with the Heater. Terrible name. I wanna say Eovaldi ain’t nothin’ but a Geator with a Heater. What the hell is a geator? Makes no sense.

    Is it ironic when a guy with a big fastball doesn’t strike anybody out? Or is it like rain on your wedding day?

    Why is my razor called Mach 3Turbo? I’m a middle aged man in a purple towel. Why are we evoking the speed of sound. I haven’t even had coffee. But I digress.

    Dekaff Expressos? Perhaps.

    The Moyer Express.

    Lil’ Fellers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a TV show in a guy that has to log 1950s stuff and gets stuck in the past with Geator… I like Lil’ Fellers, but Rudy won’t…

  249. Scott says:
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    Check out Toronto’s lineup. Smoakin’!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  250. GhostTownSteve says:
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    By the way, Billy Burns has some great bat control. I heard a great comp on his hitting the other day. Old Brave lead off guy Brett Butler. Been a long time since I’ve seen a lefty play pepper with left field like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns profiles as a .250 hitter, doesn’t he?

  251. J-FOH says:
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    I threw some at you above, I got a “K” theme going here.

    Kon-cealed Heater
    Konartist
    Konmeh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Konmeh, but Rudy won’t

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: he’s the Razzberlin Wall

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The White Walker

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: more like White Walker Texas Ranger…actually probably White Walker Austin Astronaut

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Austin Astronaut, indeed

    • the great knoche says:
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      @J-FOH: this is much harder having to actually be ambiguous. Roll the dice no K flamosaka!

  252. nyjacobs says:
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    Grey – Simply for some extra offense would you trade archer for belt? or can i get more for archer? roto league. my other arms include kersh, and price among others.. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More, much more

  253. SteveO says:
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    12 team – 2 keepers. My two keepers are Goldy and Harper.
    Got offered Donaldson and Salazar for Goldy.
    Would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  254. williaint says:
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    Abreu, Rendon, Price or Trumbo, D.Gordon, C.Gomez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  255. Samuel L. says:
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    Do you prefer Francisco Cervelli, Swihart or James McCann while awaiting d’Arnaud’s return?

    Thanks.

  256. Spammer Jay says:
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    Yo Grey!

    12 teams, std., keepers

    My Cruz ($19) for his G. Cole ($24) and G. Polanco ($5).

    Wacha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  257. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Would you have traded in a non keeper Correia and Foz from the Braves (not looking up spelling) for Escobar and Salazar?

    Guy offers and retracts 10 minutes later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar side

  258. Harrison says:
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    Burns or Revere ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  259. Bomb-ers says:
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    Which do you like better rest of season, Bauer or Keuchal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel

  260. Collin Wilis says:
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    trade Kang for Burnett?

    pitching is kind of shallow: Grienke, Arrieta, Syndergaard, Buchholz, Chavez, Strasburg on DL

    I have Todd Frazier at 3B + Tulo/Segura for ss/MI

    The guy making the trade is absolutely stacked at pitching and could use kang. Not sure if I want to help him out or no. 6×6 roto keeper QS/IP and OBP/SLG is the main difference in my league.

    Take burnett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take Burnett

  261. Q says:
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    Gallo coming up. Official.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

  262. hankp101 says:
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    Castro and Joey Gallo or Sandoval and Lindor in a 5×5? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pablo

  263. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Pick two for ros: LeMahieu, Kendrick, Murphy, or Panik. Thanks!

  264. Espn fantasy baseball editor looking for help? says:
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    Yo G

    Gallo, Franco, Tomas ROS

  265. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Hey Grey, who would you rather have in your UTIL slot. Kendrys, Jhonny or Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  266. pabloexpress says:
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    so i have pablo at 3b. would you drop him for gallo? i honestly dont think he’ll get picked (pablo that is) up even if gallo blows up, plus i have rendon on the dl hopefully going to be my real 3b someday…

    other bench bats worth dropping would be : fowler/rusney/ or correa…

    and i really dont feel like dropping rusney or correa

    or should he just be on the wire? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  267. kisses says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP: Would you rather have Lorenzo Cain or Billy Burns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain

      • kisses says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. And should I continue with Tomas or give Gallo a shot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tomas

          • kisses says:
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            @Grey: xoxo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  268. Cue Ballz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Paredes/Logan/Panik/Lawrie at 2B (10-team roto mixed dynasty), or neither? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paredes

      • Cue Ballz says:
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        Thanks

    • Cue Ballz says:
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      *none

  269. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Second attempt at the glossary term: High-End Subwhiffer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the term, but I don’t think Rudy’s going to go for it

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @Grey: That Rudy Gamble is one tough cookie. He’s the Anna Wintour of the Razz Glossary.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally!

  270. dom says:
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    lucroy 2nd round tout wars is that hyperbole or did someone actually do that lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone drafted him in the 2nd round

  271. nick the dick says:
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    Lose Avisail for Gallo in util spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I wouldn’t

  272. Bobby says:
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    Hi grey last sec Q, at 2b this week DJ Mahieu or Logan Forsythe

    Next I have the space is Joey Gallo worth an add or wait & see ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ… If you have space, grab Gallo

      • Bobby says:
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        @Grey:

        Which A’s OF would you rather own; reddick or burns I have reddick but want burns too lol

        • Dan says:
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          @Bobby:
          Reddick for power, Burns for speed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reddick

          • Bobby says:
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            @Grey:

            Gracias grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  273. L-Boogie says:
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    Trying to buy low on Stras. 12 team standard 5×5. I was just offered Stras for Billy Burns and Andrew Miller (gonna try to switch to Casilla or Cody Allen). Good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stras there

  274. Dan says:
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    Hey Grey

    10 team H2H Dynasty 15 keeper

    Is Puig enough for Felix / Reddick?

    I need OF help and not competing this year
    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, not great

  275. locos says:
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    drop choo, plouffe, travis for gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  276. Kia says:
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    Start Fiers @ stl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  277. goodfold2 says:
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    in redrafts grab gallo in any of these instances
    1. 14 team with OBP/total bases/hits over franco?
    2. 12 team redraft with OPS/XBH over franco?
    3. 16 team over franco with all of above categories redraft?

    wow, somebody beat me to him already in a 20 teamer that is notorious for being slow with adds like this.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: nevermind in #1 and #3 he’s gone already, wow, beat to him in 3 out of 5 possible redrafts only 40 or so minutes at latest after news hit. i did grab for sure in a 14 where beltre went down. My leaguemates are pretty good here, i bet we’ll still have people asking if they should add him tomorrow and even later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget him in these

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: we’re pretty sure he is in fact going back down then, ok.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what they’re saying

  278. Mike says:
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    Pick 2 to Sit today?
    Marte vs Vogy
    Polanco vs Vogy
    Heyward vs Fiers
    Adam Jones vs Oberholtzer
    Upton vs Degrom
    Soler vs Urena
    Souza vs Richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward, Soler

  279. Bill says:
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    Keep Forever League with OBP: which side do you want?

    Strasburg and Brantley or Scherzer and Kipnis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  280. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    middlebrooks guerrero ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alex

  281. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    Drop who for Panda?

    C…Martin
    1B…Au Shizz
    2B…Kendrick/Rendon
    SS…Desmond
    3B…Santana
    OF…Bautista
    Of…Adam Jones
    OF…Gardner
    Utl…Rizzo
    Utl…Fowler
    Utl…Teixeira
    Utl…CarGon
    B…Gallo

    SP…Kershaw
    SP…Scherzer
    SP…A Wood
    SP…Hammel
    SP…McHugh
    SP…Chavez
    RP…Britton
    RP…Clippard
    RP…Gregerson
    RP…Axford
    RP…Cecil

    Smart money says Gallo but the upside gives me warm fuzzy feelings
    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  282. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    who the fuck is enrique hernandez? why is mattingly allowed to do this crap? why isnt guerrero playing in coors?

  283. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    grey your out in LA whats the deal with a new tool album? any word?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard anything but will keep my ear to the ground for you

  284. BK says:
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    Swihart or Mccann?
    Pick two Cain,Hamilton,Betts or try and trade hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann… Cain, Betts

  285. millenball says:
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    appreciated as always.

    ros- harper or rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  286. SteveNZ says:
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    Arrgghhh. Nats-Jays postponed too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @SteveNZ: just in time for me to leave soler out for bautista, neat. Hitter T really don’t like Soler sometimes, Heyward is much higher today. Urena must throw something quite averse to Soler.

  287. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    if my H2H opp this week only has 8 starts, and that’s assuming cueto gets 2, and i have 14 at least if i want to play all of them, still play a.wood today? already playing fiers/hammel today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  288. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Joe Kelly has 99 in the bag. Serious heat.

    Yeah….but it’ a dry heat.

    Wheel of Fortune Before and After:

    I’d like to solve the puzzle, Pat.

    Contact High Octane

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Contact high octane is great

  289. Cheese says:
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    Noah syndergaard and Carlos Gonzalez for Matt carpenter? Which side?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Cheese:

      Kennys Vargas is slashing .333/.395/.615 at AAA. I stashed him a league where I need homers.

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @GhostTownSteve:

        Oops…sorry…not meant for here.

        FWIW Albright is generally anti-Carpenter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  290. GhostTownSteve says:
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    I hear that water is literally falling from the sky in Boston and Washington. What horrible phenomenon is this? Is it the rapture?

    Sincerely,

    Northern California

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rain? What’s that? Sincerely, SoCal

  291. Pedro Cerrano says:
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    Grey

    Need help at 1st or corner. I have enough pitching to move one for a 1st.

    I was offered Hosmer and one of his back end starters for Price.

    Should i take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price side

  292. unclefavre says:
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    gomes, perez, or Derek Norris?

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @unclefavre: it’s gomes.

  293. ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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    Not sure if you got a glossary tern yet, but ill submit “velocitease…”

    like: frias got some real velocitease.

  294. GhostTownSteve says:
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    FIPin’ Indians. Carrasco, Kluber and Salazar all have FIPs more that run better than their ERA. Fangraphs has Cleveland as the 3rd worst defensive team in baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco and Kluber have corrected things recently, I hope Salazar’s next

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bring in Lindor!

  295. williaint says:
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    Is Crawford due for some major regression? I was offered J.Hamilton and Crawford for D.Gordon/Shoemaker. I would love to lose Shoemaker and like the HR/RBI potential. Have Jace Peterson as back up 2B.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @williaint:

      I think Crawford is breaking out. He’s shown pretty steady improvement throughout his career so far offensively. A lot of the Giants brass and close observers called this before the season started. He might cool off, but I think he’s playing close to his true talent level right now.

  296. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    rusney castillo or joey gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rusney

  297. nick the dick says:
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    Crush or Duda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crush

  298. mzyptlk says:
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    Harper for rizzo storen……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  299. Robert says:
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    I have been offered Longo and Cashner for my Donaldson. I turned it down. Should I ask for Gray and Longoria? My SPs are: Zimmermann, Archer, Ross, Liriano, Carrasco, Pineda, Salazar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, not good

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  300. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    20 team dynasty.
    zunino
    fielder
    forsythe
    andrus
    franco
    LF choo
    CF ozuna
    RF stanton
    Util inciarte
    BN leonys/owings/beltre
    DL rios/profar
    NA a-jax/tapia/gallo

    1. am i better off with leaving gallo down and keeping rios and inciarte (this does give me 6 OF for 4 spots) when i DL beltre, or dropping inciarte, keeping rios and bringing up gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leave Gallo down

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, I saw it there by accident

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: so basically inciarte’s value is worth more than how much gallo might be > than franco for 2-3 weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gallo’s gone in 2-3 weeks and has a 30+% K-rate in the minors, forget him

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: that would answer another question of which two of these to go with with beltre out in a 14 teamer, valbuena/alonso/gallo/middlebrooks/headley, it won’t include gallo. Alonso would have to be an add though in that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Middlebrooks, Headley

  301. Q says:
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    Pearce or Wilmer for MI spot?

  302. Dommattingly says:
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    Holding Correa…drop him for Burns?! Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  303. Gareth says:
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    I laughed when you mentioned Gavin Floyd and his wife as I actually saw them at the checkout of my local grocery store last week.

    I kind of gave Floyd a pity look as he’s pretty much done for the year and I think his wife saw me do it.

    Then as I’m leaving the store I realize that this guy is being paid millions of dollars to do basically nothing for the rest of the year. I should be so lucky!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice… You should’ve asked him about his bromance with Danks

  304. Heyward is a Freeman says:
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    In a keeper league where I’m notorious for being the guy who gets all the top keepers (Obviously thanks to yall) should I make the following trade if I desperately need pitching and currently have 5 bench bats and no bench pitchers?

    Give:
    Rusney
    Gallo
    Rodon

    Get:
    Burnett
    Salazar
    Iwakuma

    Thanks!

  305. AJ says:
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    What up Grey what side u like, Trout/Harper or Hanley/Harvey/Kimbrel ? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @AJ: what kind of insane person would actually give trout and harper for less than bascially a whole team.

  306. Gareth says:
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    I went with Justin Turner as my personal Creeper this week. J-foh considered him for his article but was worried about Alex Guerrero taking away playing time at third.

    Apparently that is not a concern for Don Mattingly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Funny, we’re worried about Guerrero taking playing time from someone

  307. Gareth says:
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    In addition to Turner, I also grabbed Ethier for the Colorado series against a few mediocre righties (plus de la rosa) at Corrs.

    Early signs are positive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  308. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u trade Harper for King Felix ?