You know how they have pink bats for Mother’s Day?  They should have bats in the shape of penises for Father’s Day.  “Ooh, a swing and a miss.  Damn, he had that schlong just out in front of that ball.”  “You know socialism never worked, but penises have worked for thousands of years, depending on what interpretation of the Bible you ascribe to.”  “Wow, what size bat is David Ortiz using?”  Happy Father’s Day to all of our readers minus five ladies!  Yesterday, for Dad’s Day, Julio Teheran showed us Americans how they do it in Iran on Father’s Day.  Teheran #1 — ptooey everyone us!  His line was 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks and 7 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.66.  I’ve been saying for a few weeks now that Teheran is worth picking up.  He’s obviously not this good.  His xFIP is 3.97, but his walk rate is down from last year and his ground balls are up, not literally.  Other than last year, he was a consistent low-3, high-2 ERA guy, and he looks like he found his way back there.  By the way, if you’re thinking what I’m thinking, agreed, we should not allow any university lacrosse teams access to the penis bats.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Nick Markakis – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Sparkakis!

Freddie Freeman – 4-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .279.  Props to whomever bought Freeman low a few weeks ago.  Not major props.  ‘Could someone have the production designer get us a bed for The Little Couple?’-sized prop.

Mallex Smith – Suffered a broken thumb when he was hit by deGrom. (By the way, nice shutout by deGrom!  That was a shutout in my mind only, but still it was nice in my imagination.  I wanna play fantasy fantasy baseball, where I just fantasize about how good the players are I own and it counts).  Not sure how long Mallex will be out, but I’d guess a month.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.74, but left the game experiencing elbow stiffness.  Matz/Mets (almost stutterer!) tried to downplay the seriousness of the issue, saying it was nothing, his elbow merely saw another elbow it thought was sexy and got stiff.  Downplay all you want, a stiff elbow on a pitcher is like a thumb blister on a eSports player.  Or like a dad not playing the electric bill for an eSports player.  Or like a mother saying, “No video games until you finish your homework,” for an eSports player.

Wei-Yin Chen – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.22.  Wow, he’s been next level terrible.  Let’s go over some pitchers that were assumed to be relatively safe but unglamorous in the preseason.  Excuse me, let’s go over some that were assumed to be safe and unglamorous that are not Cubbie pitchers.  Chen, Leake, Kazmir, Jamie Garcia, McHugh, Gio Gonzalez and Ian Kennedy.  Talk about a steaming pile of streamers.  Oh, wait, there was Quintana.  Yeah, 1-for-entire league.

Tom Koehler – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  Not saying I’m bitter, but the fact that Koehler’s ERA is way below Chris Archer makes me very bitter.  Okay, I am bitter.  As for Koehler, he’s a streamer so check out what the Stream-o-Nator says, when it’s not talking about trying to make friends on Bumble.

Tyler Chatwood – Hit the DL with a mild back strain.  Fun fact!  In the 1990s, his last name was “Talk to the wood, cos the face don’t care.”

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .319.  OZUNA sure glad he give his jersey to Giancarlo to pretend like he is OZUNA for the entire season.

Troy Tulowitzki – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer as he was activated from the DL this weekend.  The DL said, “I hate to see Tulo go, but I take solace in knowing he’ll be back again soon.”  In all seriousness, it sounds like the DL and Tulo have a special bond that will never be broken, unlike all Tulo’s bones.

Devon Travis – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Took him a bit to find his stroke, but he looks to be heating up now.  If he’s out there, I could see grabbing him.  Maybe Gibbons, that big monkey, may even hit him leadoff one of these days too.

Marcus Stroman – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.23.  He’s owned in how many ESPN leagues?  Go ahead, take a guess, I’ll wait.  *scratches chin, flips the TV channel, makes the mistake of flipping to a Nancy Meyers’ movie while Cougs is in the room, ‘accidentally knocks’ TV off wall*  Third TV I had to accidentally break this week because I flipped the channel to something Cougs wanted to watch.  Okay, I’m back, what’s your guess on Stroman’s ownership?  92% owned?  That’s right.  Did you cheat?

Jonathan Schoop – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .278.  Too bad you keep fighting me on owning him.  On our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, he’s within sniffing distance of the top ten.  Sniffing distance because there’s an Odor there.

Matt Wieters – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I mentioned this the last time Wieters homered, but he seems to be the only player that has a big game and then doesn’t do anything for a week.  He went 1-for-13 since his last homer on June 12th.  A four-hit game yesterday?  Well, we may not see him again until July.

James Shields – 1 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA on the White Sox is 21.81.  The White Sox pitching coach thinks he knows what’s wrong with Shields.  Instead of pitching with his right arm, he’s pitching with his left arm.

Carlos Rodon – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.16.  Still waiting for him to be Rodonculous or even to show more punchouts with a Rodonnybrook, but, for now, we have to settle for a guy that has upside and vacillates between decent and meh.

Danny Salazar – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  If comments are any indiction, people still don’t respect Salazar as a number one starter.  He has a 2.23 ERA with a 10.7 K/9, so, uh, yeah.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.26.  Guess what I’m gonna say?  I’m still under the estimatitation (Made Up Word of the Day!) that Carrasco is only going to get better.

Juan Uribe – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the past two days.  Uribe’s the kinda schmotato that hits a bunch of homers in a week then disappears.  If you have room for a little schmotato action, I’d grab him.  Juan Uribe would also like to thank me for not making a joke about him getting cracked in the nuts.  He really did show in-testes-inal fortitude.

Rajai Davis – 4-for-5, 2 runs and 2 steals (19, 20).  I’m just going to go by his stats on my team vs. a random player.  In his last 121 at-bats, Rajai, aka The King of SAGNOF, has 25/5/15/.306/12.  Another player in his last 122 at-bats, 13/7/18/.276/0.  That’s the stats for Nomar Mazara (1-for-3, 2 RBIs and hit his 11th homer).

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  Mitch don’t kill my vibe!

Randal Grichuk – Optioned to the minors.  How much wood can Grichuk chuck when Grichuk is finding out bad news?

Kolten Wong – 0-for-2 as a pinch-hitter on Sunday as he was recalled and became the latest Cardinal utility outfielder.  I’m not saying I don’t like Wong — that’s what she said! — but Wong wasn’t sent down to the minors to simply learn a new position — that’s what Gary Glitter said! — but he was sent down because he was a flipping mess with the bat (was hitting .222 with 1 homer prior to the demotion).

Trevor Rosenthal – 0 IP, 2 ER on Saturday.  The Cardinals have shown him a lot of loyalty, but if I had to guess the next closer to get, um, relieved of his job, it would be Rosenthal.  He allows more walks than a shopping center at 8 AM that’s filled with seniors.  All kidding aside, I wouldn’t be surprised if he hits the Disgraceful List.  I’d go with the American Idol host, Siegrist, if I were speculating.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .257.  I put Holliday in the same category as Michael Saunders.  That category is, “Why did I draft them then drop them the first week of April?”

Jake Lamb – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer on Saturday.  In that game, Au Shizz also homered.  They have literally homered every game together.  Like, literally literally.  Literally literally literally.

Chris Owings – Nearing rehab games.  Hopefully Waze doesn’t have him make a very dangerous left turn.

David Peralta – Sounds to be headed back to the DL.  Or as they call it in my house, the Disabled List.  What?  They call it something different in your house?

Zack Greinke – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  He feels like a guy that will settle in around a 3.75 ERA.  Right now, his home ERA is 5+ and away ERA is below 2.  Wouldn’t be surprised if free agent pitchers start worrying about going to Arizona as they do with Coors.

Archie Bradley – 6 Ip, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.83.  Good stuff on Sunday.  Well pitched.  Big congratulations.  Now, back in reality, the start was vs. the Phils and he gets Coors next time out.

Miguel Sano – Took batting practice and did some running.  Sounds like another wonderful day at Rye Playland.

Max Kepler – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1).  He has hits in nine of his last ten games and another homer in that time.  Hot schmotato alert!

Brandon Kintzler – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 2.95.  I have hope like Andy Dufresne that you didn’t follow my lead through a tunnel of dookie and own Fernando Abad this weekend.  He was Fernando Amiserable.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.02.  Elias Sports Bureau said, in this start, Eovaldi threw five of the six fastest and least effective pitches of the year.

Brian McCann – 3-for-4 and his 9th and 10th homers.  For an afternoon in June, Grey opened his fantasy team where he owned James McCann (0-for-5) and was able to imagine he owned Brian McCann.  If only for an afternoon, he was happy.  The end.  *closes book*  Horton Hears a Catcher! is the worst children’s book ever.

Justin Turner – 1-for-4 and three homers on Friday and Saturday (nine homers on the year).  As I’ve been saying, he was bound to heat up.  Now, he’s hot.  Like the 122 degrees it is outside my home.  Damn you, Al Gore, for being right all the time!

Kenta Maeda – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.64.  Hakuna Maeda!  Which means “no Murrays.”

Matt Garza – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 0.90 thru two starts.  Don’t worry, his smugshot will be as jerky as always soon enough and you can send it to the fantasy owner of Garza who thought it was a good idea to pick him up.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.94.  If Hendrix was alive today, his performance of the national anthem would’ve been called a Star Spangled Banger.  That’s what Hendricks did yesterday.

Jameson Taillon – 4 IP, 4 ER.  Meh, it was a tough matchup, I ain’t sweating it.  (Though, if it happens again…)

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .272. HR to the Rizzo!

Kris Bryant – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .273.  What, Bryant and Rizzo think they’re Goldschmidt and Lamb now?

Javier Baez – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  He was in Friday’s Buy and now he’s here, doing good.  I’m the Lord of the Light!

Willson Contreras – 1-for-1 and his 1st homer in his 1st at-bat.  So hilarious how stacked the Cubs are.  They have a guy that could be a top five catcher and don’t even have the inclination to play him.

Danny Espinosa – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer.  Hmm, so I guess I shouldn’t have dropped him yesterday.  *sticks head in oven, opens The Bell Jar to read*  Hey, could someone light the pilot light?

Michael Taylor – 4-for-4 and a double slam (5, 6) and legs (10).  This was also his third steal in the past three games, and he was hitting leadoff.  Taylor’s going H.A.M.!

Felix Hernandez – Will resume throwing soon.  He’s been pitching a long time, so it’s surprising he’s only now updating his LinkedIn.  *intern whispers in my ear*  Turns out that’s resume as in begin to do.

Taijuan Walker – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.45.  This game was in Fenway, so nice pants eggs if you started him.

Franklin Gutierrez – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and his 3rd homer this weekend.  The Big FraGu is on one, and that one is a hot schmotato carpet ride.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.76.  I almost included Porcello in my Wei-Yin blurb about air quote safe starters, but I never considered Porcello safe.  His 3.76 ERA doesn’t exactly disapprove anything anyway, so why don’t you stop arguing with me?  We used to agree all the time.  Damn, what a shame, said like Gordon Ramsay.

Rusney Castillo – Placed on waivers.  He received $72.5 million to do nothing.  He’s still owed $47 million in future earnings.  Rusney could take all the money he made, move back to Cuba and start a Cuban Shark Tank as the Cuban Mark Cuban.  “These are our decorated eggshells with Fidel’s face on each one.  We call them, Castro’s Huevos.”

David Price – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  Price’s ERA in June is 2.32, which is also the price of Clorox that the people who sold him in May are ingesting.

Mookie Betts – 3-for-5 and his 15th homer.  Yawn.  Hit four homers in three at-bats and call me.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  The only blemish on his otherwise solid start was a homer allowed to Brandon Belt (2-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer).  Though, now Odorizzi goes to Baltimore, and you can imagine what the Stream-o-Nator says about it.

Matt Duffy – 2-for-3, and a homer on Saturday, his 4th, and had been hitting close to .350 in the last week, but exited Sunday’s game with an Achilles injury.  Or as they call it in Mexico, chilachilles.  I love me some chilachilles with green achillies sauce.

Steven Moya – 3-for-5 and his 1st homer.  I picked him up when he was first called up for Just Dong, and am holding him.  Moya has 30 homer power.  Cust kayin’.  Oh, and he Ks too.

Jordan Zimmermann – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.24.  Bet he gets trounced in his next start.  It’s not even a bad start (@Cle), but he’s been trading two decent starts with a bad start for about a month now.  Unscientific!

Cody Reed – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Not a bad showing in his first game that was an uneasy matchup.  Was he nauseous?  No, I mean it wasn’t easy.  Then say that and stop having me parse your words!  You sound angry, Random Italicized Voice.  I’m pissed because the NBA is fixed!  Heart you Stephanie Curry!  Okay, so Reed’s first matchup vs. the Astros was iffy-ish, but I’d try him against the Padres this Friday because I can’t get enough upside until it’s ‘Oops, upside my head.’

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Wanna know how good he’s been lately?  He has an ERA of 4.62 in June, 6.63 in May and 4.41 in April.  So, technically, he’s getting better just not relative to actual good pitchers.

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  That’s cool, super happy for him, but, uh, where’s A.J. Reed?

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I kept saying Gattis would be a top three catcher once he got eligibility, but he could be the top catcher this year.  Not bad for a guy who just a few years ago got his name because he was living in a van with a giant spraypainted E on its side.

Tim Lincecum – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the A’s, in his 1st start for the Angels.  He topped out at 91 MPH on Saturday, while averaging around 89 MPH.  Doesn’t sound it, but Lincecum must be Italian because he throws meatballs.

Jered Weaver – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K.  Apparently, the A’s can’t hit a 88 MPH fastball.  The Angels’ next starter will be a 8-year-old toddler punching an inflatable baseball towards the plate.

 
  1. Scott says:
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    Nice wrap up to the week post NBA finals and GoT.

    Trade advice in a 14 team DYNASTY league:

    Team A: Matt Moore & Brett Lawrie
    Team B: Jonathan Schoop

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: B

  2. yerpa derpa says:
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    Got owned in my Weekly H2H this week. Crying in my Fathers Day beer here. Someone else take the reigns!

    Harvey, Nola, and two closers are nailed on. Pick three :
    Taillon vs LAD
    Duffy at NYM
    Liriano vs SF
    Kazmir vs WSH
    Another week of Madson not getting SVs

  3. TTRA1N says:
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    Time to move on from Franco in a 10 team roto keep 5?

      • TTRA1N says:
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        @Grey: Profar was just dropped.

        • TTRA1N says:
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          @TTRA1N: otherwise to the next available player who will actually help my team.

  4. True and Correct says:
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    ROS- Sale or Bum ? Hate Sale’s 2 step this upcoming week, and Bum “may” 2 step again before the all-star game. Just think i can get more consistency from Bum; he pitches in a pitcher’s park, and in the n.l. while Sale, as great as he is, toils in the a.l. and in a hitter’s park. I can’t have both. Straight roto.
    Thanks

  5. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I’m not even going to comment about you disrespecting the Cardinals again in the Chen blurb since they don’t deserve any respect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: I forget, why aren’t you a Blue Jays fan but a Cards fan?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Cause I’m old. This is my 50th season cheering for the Cards. The Jays didn’t exist back then.

  6. True and Correct says:
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    Last question. What are the chances Duvall goes for another 20 bombs from here on in ? Been watching him stinging the ball even when it’s caught. Can’t imagine he won’t essentially play every day, barring injury.
    Thanks in advance.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @True and Correct: It’s possible, but his HR/FB% is over 25% which is pre-2016 Giancarlo type numbers. His hard contact rate is is 38% which while not bad, does not match pre-2016 Giancarlo levels. I could see it happening since he plays 1/2 his games in Cincy, but I don’t see him repeating his first half.

  7. Ben says:
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    Grab Espinosa or Baez ROS for mainly 2b spot?

    • Smashytooth says:
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      @Ben: Baez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Baez

  8. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Just decided I have enough of my 3B man, Mister Lawrie. Problem is there is not much to do on the waiverwire of my 5×5 12 teamer. Just Kendrick, Valbuena, Garcia, Plouffe, the Escobar brothers and Freeze.
    I have offers out for Harrison, Beltre and Carpenter. Try any of them or the waiverlist (gulp).
    Avg and Runs are the things I need most.

    Thanks Sir!

    Best,
    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Valbuena

  9. Mickey Maloney says:
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    I love the good ol Streamonator, but I think it may have an unhealthy obsessesion with Eovaldi & Chen! Am I missing something? Chen vs Cubs. Eovaldi vs Twins.

  10. stu says:
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    h2h points league

    Eickhoff vs @MIN or J Gray vs @NYY

    thanks!

    • Hand of SAGNOF says:
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      @stu: I’d say gray for 50 shades of ks and a win away from coors although Yankee Stadium plays like coors lite unless you’re the Yankees
      Eikhoff for ratios or if you want to sing ” hey now hey now Eikho Eikho aye yay” and maybe sneak a W.

      • stu says:
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        @Hand of SAGNOF:

        thanks, think I’ll roll with J Gray. I also have Carrasco. Should I be concerned about his next start @DET? Bench him for [email protected]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stu: Gray

  11. tbone says:
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    4×4 would you trade ziegler ,choo for kyle hendricks,blackmon

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @tbone: Of course you would.

  12. Hand of SAGNOF says:
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    Gray for ks a possible win esp away from coors and in honor of the FML himself of course. But, Eikhoff for ratio and maybe a dubya.

  13. Oranje says:
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    Do I start Machado this week for the 2-3 games that he will play or start Baez as my 3B instead? If I do start Manny, would you rather start Baez or A. Russell as the MI?

      • Oranje says:
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        @Grey: STill start Manny?

  14. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Baez or segura ROS?

  15. david says:
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    Grey!!
    Todd Frazier killed me in my weekly league. Dude went 0-17 w a few walks. What?!?!?!?!!?
    Should I start this chump again this week(4 games at Fenway) or another guy coming out of the slump in Travis Shaw?? Or Kang ?? (3rd base eligible )

    Thanks!

    12 tm mixed Weekly lg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @david: Start Frazier

  16. cubjet says:
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    Merrifield, Schoop or Travis ROS?

    Also, do you like Alex Cobb or Tyson Ross as DL stashes for 2nd half? Do you like one better than the other?

    Thanks in advance.

    • William Hung says:
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      @cubjet: Schoop

      I read somewhere a few weeks ago that the Rays might have Cobb come back as a reliever

  17. HelpMoiBBGod says:
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    12t H2H 6×6 avg obp
    Travis, Baez, Profar, Castro, Merrifield, Panik
    Which two 2Bs ROS?
    Thnx

  18. Paradise paved says:
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    I’ve had a lot of injuries happen to my team the last week. (Bautista, jd, fowler ) I need some offense ….who would you swap out ?

    C – posey
    1b encarcion
    2b odor
    3b Franco
    Ss boegarts
    Of Braun, heyward, upton jr
    Util – r. Davis
    Util – fowler
    Sp odorizzi, smyly, taillon, hammel, sale, j. Garcia, walker, matz, Paxton, Liriano, shoemaker, Nola, Duffy
    Rp – vizcaino, Jeffress, Kelley, estevez, dyson

    Free agents = schoop, Crawford, Eaton, Castro, Herrera, choo, Napoli, shaw, profar, t. Thompson, werth

    Thanks

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Paradise paved:
      Find room for Schoop and Herrera and either Trayce or Werth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paradise paved: Odubel over Melvin, Schoop over Fowler and drop Garcia

  19. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome work Grey!

    14 team H2H points weekly league…

    Should I start Snell @ Cle and @ Bal

    How about Santiago Vs Oak, @ Hou

    Thanks again!

  20. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Start or sit Karns @ DET $-9.5?

  21. Smashytooth says:
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    Zobrist and wainwright for the shark and Addison Russell who wins the trade?

  22. HelpMoiBBGod says:
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    And oh, would you start or sit Gausman today @ Tex?
    H2H 6×6

  23. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    Is samardzija for Justin upton a fair offer? Thanks.

  24. Jon A says:
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    Duval for Carlos Rodon?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Jon A: Duval side- not sure why someone would trade him for Rodon.

  25. Jim says:
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    Is it close between Holliday & Trayce?
    Who would you rather have ROS?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Holliday

  26. Jon A says:
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    Made a trade I sent:
    Justin Upton and Lance McCuller and I received Matz and AJ Reed..

    how did I do?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Jon A: Taking a huge gamble on Matz’s health

  27. Durt McGurt says:
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    Drop Maikel Franco for Devon Travis? Would be for my UTIL spot.

  28. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    Which 2 SPs would you start this week in a standard 5×5 weekly roto?

    Liriano vsSF (SON value $15.4)
    Hendricks @MIA (SON value $3.3)
    Hammel vsSTL & @MIA (SON value $3.0)

    Thanks in advance

  29. Chester says:
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    now anytime I hear “props to x” im just going to imagine someone throwing a bunch of fake swords and such at said x.

    I know you hate trading bats for pitching, so would you give altuve for kershaw and schoop?

    Thanks for always answering

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chester: Ha, I’d want Altuve, but it’s totally fair

  30. Murph says:
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    Grey!
    I was counting on Smith to boost my steals.. instead of holding him, im thinking of just stashing Dee Gordon for the next month or so. What are your expectations for him once he comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Maybe 15 steals over 6 weeks

  31. Jogon says:
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    Rest of season and keeper league :

    Snell or Bauer ?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Jogon: Bauer

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Interesting take – I think my anti-AL East bias is showing. Do you think Snell has a higher ceiling than what Bauer has been doing the past month?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do

  32. Will says:
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    justin turner, baez or schoop ROS for 2nd UTIL spot

    My current options are Segura, Villar, Eaton, AJ Reed (once he gets the call).

    Also, will Contreras catch enough this season for me to drop D’Arnaud or should I keep them both?

    12 team, head to head, keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Contreras hasn’t played once in 3 games…. Schoop

  33. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Thanks to George R.R., the Baha Men finally got their answer.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Oh, and can you help me here:
      1. 2 of these: Baez, Dickerson, Pederson – Hitterton has a Dickerson boner this week (#28)
      2. 2 of these A. Sanchez (@CWS), Reed (SD), Urias (Wash), Rodon (Tor) – Streamo likes Urias lots, and is ho-hum on the others.

  34. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Walker vs STL
    Tallion vs LAD
    [email protected]
    Which one should I bench in a weekly lock league? Matz’ elbow is scaring me even though he and Collins say it’s no big deal. Thanks!

  35. patlaff says:
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    Rye Playland … love the Dragon Coaster.

  36. Blake says:
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    Grey – have to pickup an OF for my 13team pts league (1pt for 1B, 2pt for 2B, 3pts for 3B, 4pts for HR, 1pt for R, 1pt for RBI, 1pt for Steal)

    the following are available:

    B Moss
    Trayce Thompson
    R Grossman
    Markakis

    • Cram It says:
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      @Blake: TT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blake: Agree with Cram

  37. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Trade Kershaw for Frazier?

  38. allaround says:
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    Which of my pitchers is the biggest pumpkin? Aka worst of the bunch and one I should drop or include in a deal.

    Roark, shoemaker, fulmer, taillon,

    It’s a keeper league which bumps taillon a value.

  39. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Pedroia, Devon Travis, or Whit?

    Util. spot Franco, Justin Turner, Mazara, or Werth?

    thanks grey!

  40. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Have to drop one of the following to add pitching depth. Trayce, Choo or K. Davis.

  41. Matt says:
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    Do you think Bregman will be as good as or near as good as Correa in a head to head league once he’s up?

    Thanks!

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt: It’s a keeper league

  42. RobMac says:
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    Who do you like ROS: Danny Duffy, Jon Gray or Paxton? Looks like Streamonator is on Duffy side.

    Thanks, great stuff as usual!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RobMac: Streamonator doesn’t judge ROS… Gray

  43. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Looking to make a deal in a 14 team 5×5 league where there’s tons of speculative closer pickups up but no trades. What type of SP return should I expect for a Jeffress/Vizcaino type closer? Pomeranz?

    Thanks!

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Have Walker, would LOVE to get Carrasco. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. Nitro says:
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    In a 10 team HDH keeper leagues, would you offer N. Mazara for G Stanton?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Nitro: I’d offer it for sure, not sure if the other guy would take it though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: Agree with Hung

  45. John says:
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    Two parter on Bregman…

    1. When he gets the call, do you see him being given an opportunity to own third base or will it be a shared scenario? Or worse, is he Trea Turner?

    2. Using the old crystal ball, your thoughts on when he is called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: 1. He’ll play 2. Sept

  46. Jimbob says:
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    Devon Travis or Addison Russel ros??

    Also,

    Porcello home against cws

    Or

    Maeda at pit?

    Thanks Grey/everyone!

  47. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Looking to restructure my IF. Who from this list should I be rolling out as my 2B and SS? Right now, it’s Castro and Baez.

    Castro, Baez, Travis, N. Walker, Forsythe, Lawrie, T. Anderson.

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Many thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. Josh Freeman says:
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    Need an NL OF pts league ros:

    Revere, Inciarte, Mupton, Moss

  49. Gigorilla says:
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    Just Imagine if the bats on Father’s Day were penis shaped, as Grey suggested.

    Then if there was a bench clearing brawl, the players could all run out with their bats and have sword fights.

    Again, Grey, I can foresee a project with you working with Tim Burton…maybe like an animated interaction between MLB baseball players and fantasy managers and their wives.

  50. Iron Sheik says:
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    Grey…need immediate help!

    Standard scoring 12 team H2H league

    1pt single
    2pt double
    3 pt triple
    4 pt HR
    1 pt RBI, SB, and BB
    -1 CS, K,

    I need an upgrade at catcher. I’m dropping Y Gomes. Need a replacement. pick between
    Weiters, Travis D’Arnaud, Chirinos, or D Norris? Thanks a bunch.

    Pitching rant….I can’t stand Stroman. He’s such a load of hits and runs! All he does is serve up batting practice. This division is just too tough on a sinker baller. Giving up on him until he shows me 3 quality starts in a row vs tough opponents…might drop him. Pick 4 pitchers this week…Bauer (1), Gausman (2), Snell (2) , Price (1), Degrom (1), Taillon (1). Sorry but I’m feeling like I have no clue on SP this year.

    Pick 2 out of the 3….Duffy (1 vs the NYM, kings of the WHIFS), Familia, Dyson, Chapman.

    Great work on the writeups this year Grey! Props! Pitchers are JABRONIS!

  51. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: My current pitchers are Velasquez, Taillon, Hendricks, Salazar, Roark, Duffy, Harvey, Allen, Rodney, Colome, Kelley, and Kintzler

    Should I drop Kintzler for Paxton or hold? The guy I’m facing has both Arrieta and Kershaw so I need to figure out how to steal a few pitching categories, if I can…

    We also only have 6 moves per week so I can’t constantly stream each day

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: this week @Det / home STL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: Not exactly great matchups, if you’re trying to just get Ks, go for it

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: this is my conundrum since he has Kershaw for 2 starts this week – I don’t even know if I can steal Ks

        I might only roll 1 or 2 starters out there and go with my relievers to try to steal SVs /ERA / WHIP and K/9 – figure Duffy v. Mets will be the best pitching matchup I have this week and Salazar can’t be benched with the roll he’s on

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @William Hung: You should never bench Salazar. Have you ever watched him pitch in real life? He’s filthy, his stuff is up there with Kershaw and Strasburg

  52. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who should have the best second half in roto? Rodon, Roark, Paxton, J Gray, J Ross, Duffy?

    Thanks!

  53. John says:
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    My 3B positions produced a weekly line of 0-33 last week (Thanks Frazier, Franco).

    No question, just bragging about my team.

    • Cram It says:
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      @John: That’s incredible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Ha, ouch

    • knucks says:
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      @John: Been monitoring both closely as well, as I traded my Frazier for his Franco/Sam Dyson about a month and a half ago. At least I got the Saves out of the deal!

  54. goodfold2 says:
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    12 teamer, with QS, which is my streamer out of snell/kennedy? 8 SP generally owned. want to add paxton to stream for tomorrow but would have to drop one of snell/kennedy/smyly (of course if smyly looks like shit again he’s the drop).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @goodfold2: No idea of matchups…Kennedy

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey:
        kennedy @ NYM 7.8
        vs HOU 6.8

        snell @ CLE -4.5
        vs BOS 2.7

        smyly @ CLE 8.4
        @ BAL 9.9

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kennedy, Smyly, that order

  55. PED Inc says:
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    Hope you had a good weekend buddy! Enjoyed your write up as always!
    Which start would you roll with this week?
    H2H 10 team weekly lineups

    Cmart @ SEA- I could see this one going either extreme!

    Taillon vs. LAD- I don’t love it but it is at home and against Ballslinger so there should be some run support.

    Matz @ ATL- should be a no brainier but he’s been slipping in his last couple and his elbow may fall off.

    Thanks buddy!

    • Cram It says:
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      @PED Inc: Matz hasn’t been slipping. I’d start him if he’s starting.

  56. mrbaseball says:
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    Nathan Eovaldi is there still hope – 16 team keeper league

    • mrbaseball says:
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      Hey I am not keeping him – he is just here taking up space – should I take my chances on other space or see what haopens

      • Cram It says:
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        @mrbaseball: What is this? Nobody knows your situation, what’s available, where you need help. Eo could be useful with favorable matchups. But sure, drop him for a third bench bat if you want.

  57. Paul says:
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    trade Rizzo and joc pederson for goldschmidt and duval?
    I have Rizzo as a keeper in the 8th round next year and goldschmidt can not be kept so the person asked me to do rizzo for goldschmidt stright, I feel like i should get duval back for power.
    trying to win this year? whats the best move? keep rizzo or trade for gold

  58. Project Merkin says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My Merkin is getting old, gray, and injured. I was in first place from day 1 until right now, and they’re slippin. I think I need to make some kind of a trade for an SP. Especially with Matz and his elbow. 5×5 10 teamer. Any suggestions? Drop Tim. A for a wire SP? Try to trade a closer (Robertson? Kimberl?) for a higher end SP? As you can see I jumped on the SAGNOF train and have closers up the ying yang. Let me know Dawg?

    C Stephen Vogt,
    1B Anthony Rizzo
    2B Brett Lawrie,
    3B Nolan Arenado,
    SS Corey Seager
    2B/SS Jean Segura
    1B/3B Evan Longoria
    OF Gregory Polanco
    OF Billy Hamilton
    OF Justin Upton
    UTIL Starling Marte
    UTIL Jason Heyward
    Bench Trea Turner
    Bench Tim Anderson
    DL J.D. Martinez*
    P Jeanmar Gomez
    P Sam Dyson, Tex
    P Carlos Estevez
    P Shawn Kelley
    SP Jose Fernandez
    SP Steven Matz
    RP Craig Kimbrel
    RP David Robertson
    Bench Santiago Casilla
    Bench Jameson Taillon
    Bench Brandon Kintzler

    • Cram It says:
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      @Project Merkin: You have 3 starters? Are you way behind in K’s and Wins? Yes, trade closers for starters or an OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project Merkin: Your merkin is slipping? God help us! Agree with Cram, how do you have 3 SPs? Maybe Kimbrel for a Carrasco type?

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Well, I traded K-Zar for Upton. Then I was streaming, and streaming well. Then I picked up those “closers” because I didn’t want anyone else to get them, ya feel me? I’ll see what I can find for Kimbrel.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I feel ya, Merkin, but you need another SP prolly, unless you can stream the hell out of it

          • Project Merkin says:
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            @Grey: I’ll was streaming like Mason Monroe for 2 months but it’s time for me to grab another SP.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

              • Project Merkin says:
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                @Grey: #squirterjokes Yep I’m on my lunch break and I had to find the most prolific squirter in the game right now. Cubicle life.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I had to Google (thankfully I didn’t know it by heart)

                  • Project Merkin says:
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                    @Grey: haha I’m sorry

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

          • Project Merkin says:
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            @Grey: I was streaming like Mason Monroe for 2 months but it’s time for me to grab another SP.

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: I tried kimbrel for Carasco. No dice. What about Robertson for Hendricks? I really tried to search what you’ve said about him but all I could find was Jimi Hendrix references. Funny ones, obviously, but I need a decision fast. ROS Hendricks? Go for it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

          • Project Merkin says:
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            @Grey: proposed and accepted. Maybe a little too fast. You like Hendricks, correct? Or you just realized I really needed a starter.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he’s super safe

              • Project Merkin says:
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                @Grey: thanks bruh. You see lil Dicky’s freestyle on Westwood?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Where? Nah, haven’t seen anything

          • Project Merkin says:
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            @Grey: @Grey: I knew I’d get you into the youtube abyss with that.

            The 12 minute Westwood freestyle with Em, Royce, and Mr Porter (not sure why he’s there but OK) is so tight.

            “I’ll do a hundred yard dash, just to slash, kim kardash in the ass with a shard’a glass from Nick Hogan’s car crash”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Insane

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Btw, now I’m on random Em freestyles

  59. los locos says:
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    Grey, I was thinking of picking up Oh.

    Why Siegrist over Oh if Rothenthal gets removed from closer spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @los locos: Because Siegrist has always been the replacement closer for Rosenthal

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: I agree with both of you, but it won’t matter because Rosenthal isn’t hurt, he’s just not a good closer. As a Cards fan I’d like to see Oh get a shot at closer, but Mathenny will stick with Rosy and give Siegrist chances here and there probably.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe

  60. Miamia says:
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    Mccutchen vs Bumgarner or Moyà vs karns

  61. Adam says:
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    Have only 2 DL spots
    If Fowler goes on DL…
    Which 2 do I keep on DL
    Darvish,JD Mart,or Fowler
    Have to drop one
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Not Fowler

  62. Adam says:
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    Dozier or Justin Upton ROS?

  63. Jack florida says:
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    12 team redraft
    Frazier or franco?
    Thanks

  64. Squints Palledorous says:
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    10 team 6×6 Roto OPS + QS league.

    I have no bench bat after a recent trade. Here’s my SP’s, which one should I drop for a bench bat?

    Thor, archer, Maeda, gray, Duffy, Roark, pomeranz, McCullers

    Thanks

    • William Hung says:
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      @Squints Palledorous: Why is Thor even on this list for consideration?

      The drop would be Pomz for Gray

      • Squints Palledorous says:
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        @William Hung:

        Obviously not thinking about dropping him. Posted to get a better overall view of my squad.

        Thanks for reply

  65. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    would you rather have 6 games of Zach Cozart or 4 games of Machado this week?

  66. omar says:
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    9 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto:

    Miggy/Sano

    or

    Machado/Hanley

    Which side?

    • William Hung says:
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      @omar: Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Agree with Hung

  67. Wilsonian says:
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    So last year I got into a Facebook discussion with a good friend of mine and some other folks about Grichuk v. Harper v. Bryant v. Machado v. Joc and how Grichuk should be in a similar conversation as those other guys. And how much of a steal he was in dealing Freese to the LA Angels of Anaheim of Southern California of the West Coast. I said he shouldn’t be in the same conversation. My buddy said he was a steal, and should be considered one of the top 5 or so young bats in the game. I said “no effing way”. He proceeded to get butt hurt because he’s a diehard Cardinals fan. Because I’m a relatively decent human being, I haven’t sent him a text bringing up that conversation again. But damn is it tempting. Joc is kinda “meh” but the other three are monsters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Your buddy sounds like he fell for the small sample size — like his woman!

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Wilsonian: baseball prospectus had career possibles grichuk was most close to they were
      young josh hamilton (great)
      ruggiano (not good, 4th OF at best)

  68. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning, bud.

    Devon has awakened to return us to glory. HIT HIM LEADOFF!!!!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Love that show!
        I got to it late last night and fell asleep though. Gotta finish it tonight.

        BTW I don’t think I’ve fully recovered from the “Hold the Door” episode yet…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know! Plus, now anytime I’m anywhere there’s a doorman, I scream “Hold the door” and hug him

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: HA! I actually do something a bit different when I see a doorman. I throw him away from the door and tell him to run for his life and that I’ll hold the door for him. They aren’t nearly as grateful as you’d expect.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, cause you’re stealing their jobs

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: What am i supposed to do? Let the country’s doormen get devoured by whitewalkers?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No, can’t let that happen… Maybe warg into an old lady who’s having the door held for her and give a big tip?

  69. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Nice one Grey!

    Any concerns about Taijuan and his ongoing “pain from flat feet” saga? He was apparently removed after 5 because of it, and left early last game too.

    How is this SP ranking for a H2H QS (not W) league? Tillman (only 2 non-quality starts since May 1) > Pom > Taijuan > Taillon > Bauer. Concerned a bit about Pom and Tiajuan consistently making it to 6 IP….

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Funny that they talk about it as if his flat feet just happened or something. “Peralta has a back sprain. Taijaun DTD w/ flat feet . . .”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha… Walker was standing in line at the DMV too long and developed flat feet

  70. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Is it time to cool off on the Eduardo Nunez schmotato train? He’s been surprising, but I think he hit the wall. There are schmos out the ass in my league. Dump him for:

    Turner
    Travis
    Melvin
    Kendrys
    Lamb

    2) Are any of these guys just streamers in this league:

    Shoe, Duffy, J.Gray, Taillon

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

  71. Be like Maik says:
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    So I start 4 Nats (probably a bad idea) in a 10-team roto league (obp), and with the days off nobody to replace them. Should I bench them all (accept maybe Bryce) against Kershaw. I figure I can sacrifice the 1-2 hits and maybe a home run for the brutal effect it will have on my OBP.

  72. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Rodon vs Tor or Cody Reed vs SD. I know you love Rodon but so tough vs Tor? What do you think?
    Thanks!

    Also what do you think abput Matz? Will he play this week?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris: Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Reed…Sounds like Matz will play, but who knows

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks,
        Ok, Rodon vs Tor or Liriano vs SF? Or I could take the chance and go Matz vs Atl?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None are safe, just go Matz

  73. True and Correct says:
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    Drop Franco for Lamb ?

  74. Five-On-One says:
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    Looking for advice in replacing JD in a 12-team, 5×5 league. Thinking of trying a week-by-week approach. This week, COL is at home 6 of 7 games and Raburn and Reynolds are available. Also, Arizona is at COL for 4 games and then at home for 2 more. O’Brien and Bourn are available. Otherwise, best available players are guys like Espinosa, Flores, Gennett, Fielder, FraGu, Alvarez, Moya, Taylor. Thoughts? Advice? Thanks to all in advance.

  75. Great Bambino says:
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    14 Team H2hH redraft mixed league

    Corey Kluber for Francisco Lindor

    Which side?

    one team needed pitching, the other team pcked up Marwin Gonzalez for SS yesterday

    Thanks!

  76. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Just got back from the field. Nevermind, too complex to explain. Just more SNAFU.

    a. So in last Friday’s CSI quote, they talk about Kathleen Newberry’s disapperance. As a result, Calleigh goes looking for her. Here’s the result of her search.

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 20)

    Horatio: What’s going on?
    Delko: Calleigh was abducted while following a lead on the newberry case. Searched for her all night. Finally tracked her gps,we were unable to locate her.
    Horatio: okay.
    Tripp: Delko.
    Delko: Yeah,I’m with h right now. That’s tripp. They found calleigh’s hummer.
    Horatio: We got to find her.
    Tripp: aerial unit spotted it.
    Delko: No sign of calleigh. No eyewitnesses either.
    Horatio: We’ll be right down.
    Delko: Cell phone and her kit are still in the car.
    Tripp: Whoever did this was smart enough to disable the gps tracking unit.
    Horatio: This is too damaged for ibis,eric.
    Delko: Yeah.
    Tripp: Yeah,well,shot came through the window, so,there’s probably a cleaner bullet inside the car.
    Horatio: Gentlemen,I don’t see any skid marks,do you? That means she slowed to a stop before the gunfire. It also means this was an ambush. This just isn’t sitting with me. Calleigh was armed.
    Tripp: We all know she wouldn’t go down without a fight.
    Horatio: What’d you get,eric?
    Delko: Got some sort of reflective trace.
    Horatio: Let’s get that to the lab and I’ll catch up to you gentlemen later.
    Tripp: what the hell u think happened in brazil?
    Delko: He didn’t say.
    Tripp: I’m just glad he’s back.
    Delko: Hey,any luck with the trace found outside calleigh’ s hummer?
    Horatio: I wouldn’t call it luck. Call it chloroform.
    Delko: No wonder she didn’t put up a fight.
    Tripp: do you think that it’s any coincidence that kathleen newberry was also subdued with chloroform?
    Delko: I don’t think that we can afford any coincidences. Every minute that calleigh’s missing,her odds get worse.
    Tripp: Then I think we should speak to newberry’s suspected killer,ron saris.
    Delko: Horatio’s already on it.
    Horatio: You chloroformed kathleen newberry and then killed her.
    Ron Saris: Horatio,as I told you before you were arrested for murder in brazil, uh,there’s no evidence to prove that.
    Horatio: One of my csi’s was chloroformed and abducted last night. And I see that as a pattern,ron.
    Ron Saris: Thousands of people can get their hands on chloroform.
    Horatio: Yes. But I’m only looking for one.
    Ron Saris: Well,I’m happy for you, but I know you can’t hold me so,I’m,uh I I want to thank you. For brazil. Um worked out really well for the two of us,didn’t it? Because,uh,julia and I,we got back together. Best of luck finding your csi.
    Horatio: If anything happens to my csi, (cue the queue of sunglasses) this’ll be your last week on earth.

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Tough talk from David Caruso! Of course, it wasn’t Ron Saris’s last week on earth; on the other hand they did find Calleigh (sorry, belated spoiler alert!). What’s cookin’, good lookin’?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not a thing, Irving Berlin

  77. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    3 keepers (no restrictions)
    Jon Lester for Starling Marte?
    Also, do you consider Marte as a potential keeper?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bobbo: Marte has been highly touted since the preseason. You want Marte here, to keep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: Agree with Cram

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: what about Lester and Braun for Marte and Archer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lester side, it’s fair

  78. jacks says:
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    UGH, having a hard time choosing a UTIL guy in my 4X4 for the coming week
    L Martin 7 game slate
    D Valencia 6 games
    Villar 5 games
    Car Gomez 6 games

    Leaning Leonys, but having a hard time benching Villar. Valencia and CarGomez are decent wildcards too. Thanks!

  79. The Great Knoche says:
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    I have too many Shortstops with Tulo/Desmond/Story. I can move Desmond to OF, so who out of the following group would you drop. OBP Keeper League, salaries listed. Thanks!

    Tulo (25)
    Pillar (9)
    Span (10)
    Valencia (6)

  80. Nightpandas says:
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    Drop Eaton for Michael Taylor? Obp need hr and rbi

  81. Cram It says:
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    Rickie Weeks batting cleanup. Batty call that sh*t.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: I can’t you already grabbed him!

  82. Garbage Day says:
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    Two-parter:

    Any chance in hell Urias stays in the rotation after his next start?

    Regardless of the answer, is it worth it to dump him and ride with Gray ROS?

    Thanks!

    p.s. Loved the Replacements post on Friday. On Friday. On and on.

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Grey is gay for Gray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, well, no dur

  83. Count de Monetball says:
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    No mention of Giancarlo starting to hit :O

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        @Grey: yeah, you are right of course, but man Stanton is overdue like a woman that’s 12-months pregnant!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  84. I don't want to leave my name because others in my league read this site says:
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    Love the site. I read it every day to expand my vocabulary!

    I looked up H.A.M. in the glossary and couldn’t find what it means.

    H.A.M.?

  85. True and Correct says:
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    Franco, sitting today, and facing Bum and Cueto v. Machado w/ 4 at home this week ? Points and Roto ?
    Thanks

  86. Brandon Belts' Belt says:
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    Obp league Turner or Baez ROS?

  87. William Hung says:
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    My buddy is in last place in my league and since I’ve been consistently in the Top 3 because of this site, I’m trying to help him either make a late run into the playoffs, or play spoiler the rest of the season…

    In H2H, what’s the easiest way of climbing out of a hole other than praying? Our H2H format is that each category is a game, and we have 14 of them.

    Has anyone successfully been last at around the 1/2 way point of the fantasy baseball season and still made the playoffs and/or won the whole thing (outside of collusion, of course)?

    • William Hung says:
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      @William Hung: Let me add, he’s about 12 games back currently from a playoff spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: Hard to say without specifics… Consolidating usually works in shallower leagues… In other words, trading Frazier, Upton, and a closer for one big piece (Machado? Goldy? Kershaw?) That sorta thing

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: You look at where your team is weak and strengthen it. Have a plan. Sell high/buy low. Pretty standard stuff.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah, well his team is pretty weak all over which is why he is in last – He has Justin Upton, Dozier, McCutchen, and Votto so that’s killed him.

        On the flip side he has Machado and Sal Perez… and I can’t decide if Matt Kemp is helping or hurting him since we also count OBP and he doesn’t steal bases anymore.

        I found out as the season has gone on, people in this league won’t trade unless they clearly come out ahead or just unrealistic, I mean this is the league where to emphasize how delusional one owner is, I asked him if he’d trade Gattis for Betts (when Gattis was on fire) and he turned it down because he was “set in the outfield”…

        In regular ROTO it’s easy to see where you are weak and climb up (i.e. steals and saves), but in H2H it’s a bit more luck since one big week can then be followed by a weak one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gattis for Betts?!

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Yeah to prove how delusional he was. He was all hyped up on having both Wilson Ramos and Gattis on his team and I was like “I could use a catcher” and he was saying for a top tier catcher he wants top value, so once I realized his demands were unreasonable, I asked him if I offered him Betts if he’d trade Gattis and he said “no, I’m set in the outfield”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s bonkers

              • Bye Felica says:
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                @Grey: Weirdest thing I’ve read on here in awhile lol

            • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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              @William Hung: why would you even ask if he’d take mookie for gattis? were you going to actually do that deal if he said yes? if not, why would you tease him.

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: Well if you can’t figure out what guys are helping or hurting him, then I don’t know what you expect him to do. He’s in last, and with his attitude and perception, don’t think he’s making a miraculous climb to first. So leave his ass there.

  88. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Hope you had a nice weekend. I was high on Franco coming into this year and so far he’s been pretty meh. An owner in my 12 team inexplicably dropped Jake Lamb, who do you like more ROS out of Lamb and Franco?

  89. Jogon says:
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    Keeper league :

    Gio Gonzalez or Bauer ?

    Denard Span, J.Dyson or C. Maybin ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Bauer….Span

  90. Andy says:
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    Michael Saunders is looking like a better OF than Mazara on the waivers. Should I make the swap?

    Otherwise, I have too much pitching (Carrasco, Salazar, Nola, Fulmer, Shoemaker, McCullers, Taillon, Pomeranz) and could cut the weakest link for Saunders.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy: I’d go with Saunders

      • Andy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. moobs says:
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    Mazara or Hanley ROS?

    Hanley’s counting stats I’m thinking will be fine but his category juice is unbonerific.

  92. Wywyz says:
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    Any reason to hold Glasnow at this point? Pirates called Boscan up instead of him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Glasnow

  93. Tio says:
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    Grey…is gausman worth holding? Big Home/Road splits and tons of talent. Seems like he has gotten unlucky. I have a need for an extra OF bench bat with Bautista on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t hold him in most mixed leagues

  94. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Gotta drop one for a replacement SS while Manny is on the shelf, 12T H2H:
    Brandon Moss
    Khris Davis
    I know Davis is playing every day versus Moss just sat two in a row, but that HR to at-bat ratio is insane!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss

  95. Relsh says:
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    Buy low on Stanton? 6×6 H2H

    Mark Trumbo and Jeff Samar for Giancarlo Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trumbo, but it could work out

  96. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty H2H. use QS instead of W and K/BB. Have 3 less than ideal options as SPs. Out of Gausman @ tex, garcia @ CHC, and karns @ det, who do you start? Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Gaus

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: ha ha. i’m strongly considering that option.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would too

  97. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    So Westworld looks like it’s going to be a good show, or confusing. I was confused by the trailer, not a good start by me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s JJ Abrams, so it’ll make total sense and be confusing or just be confusing

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Might have to watch the movie before starting the show so I have a heads up. I’m but a simple man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You watch the OJ doc? It was so good

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: No, my lack of watching network television and ESPN only talking about the NBA left me in the dark until I saw you talking about it. Hoping it’s On Demand or running a marathon of it during off hours.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it was great, definitely worth looking out for…

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz: Good stuff, thanks Ralph.

  98. Matty says:
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    Is there a glossary term for the sensation of watching some of your fantasy lineup playing in person? Particularly the roller coaster of emotion that was Porcello giving up seven hits and two runs in two innings on Saturday before coasting to a quality start?

    That all being said, Razznation; I’d be interested to know what caliber of players you’ve seen Adam Duvall moved for in your leagues. I’m ideally hoping to sell him high for a buy-low pitcher in a redraft league, but any data points would be helpful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no, there should be though, I’m all ears…. Duvall feels like a #2 OF now

  99. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. who do you like better for this week?

    Mazara – 1 vs bal, 2 vs cin, 3 vs bos
    Saunders – 2 vs ari, 3 @ cws

    Also, whch two of the following for this week?

    Gausman – @ tex, vs tb
    Kennedy – @ nym
    Gray – @ nyy
    Reed – vs sd
    Taillon – vs lad

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz…Reed, Taillon

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: #eggs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hopefully they don’t crack

  100. JoeG414 says:
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    Who would you start today
    Harper vs Kershaw
    or
    Polanco vs Bum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  101. True and Correct says:
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    Franco or Duvall, this week, and ROS ? Promise, last question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  102. Cousin Vinny says:
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    Desmond/Matz/archer too much for Bryant?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  103. Blake says:
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    I can start 7 pitchers weekly in my pts league (15pts for a W, 7pts for a S, 1pt for a SO). Who would you start out of these?

    N syndergaard
    C Hamels
    J Odorizzi
    Wei Chen
    Matt Shoemaker
    D Duffy
    H Rondon
    J Smsarddaazz
    A Bradley
    Ian Keneedy

    Noah, smarrdaa, Hamels, I think are musts – whichother 4 should I choose for this week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noah, Hamels, Kennedy, Shoemaker, Duffy, Rodon, Samard — no idea of any matchups

  104. Dr. Sauce says:
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    In an ESPN 5X5, head to head, keep any 6 league (no penalties) would you deal Mazara, Profar, and Baez for Springer. Maz, Profar and Baez will not be keepers for me at the end of the year. Thanks as always!

    • Dr. Sauce says:
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      @Dr. Sauce:
      Oh yeah and Maz, Profar and Baez are all currently bench bats. They start some weeks based on matchups, injuries etc.

      CHeers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Awesome thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. Bob says:
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    Great writeup grey! Keeper question. H2h keeper league. What side would you take? Kershaw, Abreu and fowler or Goldy, JD and one of carrasco or kluber? It’s a qs instead of wins league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, Carrasco

  106. NickinIthaca says:
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    Hey Grey (and Razzball nation),

    Great write up as always. I’ve got one hell of a trade offered to me, and for some reason I still can’t talk myself into accepting it without running it by you guys. 12 team, H2H 5×5, keep forever league (8 keepers). I would normally ask you to rate it in a vacuum, but I think you’d need to be familiar with my team to understand my hesitation. Right now I’m moving between 4th and 8th in the standings (after winning the regular season and 2nd overall last year – thanks again!)

    C – JT Realmuto
    1B – E5
    2B – Schoop
    3B – Frazier
    SS – Machado
    MI – Cozart
    CI – Pujols
    OF – Marte, Cain, K. Davis, R. Davis
    Util – A-Rod, Baez
    B – A. Russell, D. Span

    SP – Arrietta, DeGrom, Hendricks, Nola, Gausman, Karns, Happ, Fiers, Ed-Rod (probably going to start streaming him)
    RP – Kimbrel, Gomez, Herrera

    I currently have 3 empty DL spots.

    Trade offer that just came in:

    I give – Hendricks, Arrietta, Nola and Realmuto

    I get – Posey, Harper, F. Her, and Gio.

    Posey helps me in avg. this year (where I’m struggling), and I get Harper going forward. I’m hesitant though, as I’m not big on either pitcher coming back to me (especially with F. Her on the DL). The waiver wire is thin on worthy streamers (Fiers is the last pitcher I streamed and I’ve kept him for 3 starts now), and I don’t think the rest of my pitching can take the hit.

    I’m thinking of passing on it, because I have a top 5 offensive player already, and of course have some guys who are underachieving. Am I crazy?

    Thanks as always to anyone with advice, and sorry for the novel…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Harper side

      • NickinIthaca says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • NickinIthaca says:
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      @NickinIthaca: I should also include that there is a soft transactions limit, with increasing penalties every 10 moves (so I try and limit my streaming to when I’m really in need)….

  107. goodfold2 says:
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    NL only, bourn (starter but not good), brito (appears to be strong side platooner), or pham?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: ARI going schubs today, but depthcharts shows brito as CF on good side, pham supposedly behind wong, but it’s really too early to say there (charts show he’s bad side of platoon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brito

  108. jackie treehorn says:
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    OF Batty call for tonight? Leonys, C-Dick, Maybin… or?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  109. HMM says:
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    Im stuck here Grey.. in a 12 team mixed h2h weekly points league where lineups are locked after the 1st game for the week. – 1 for a K would you start at your Utility Position Gattis, or a probable dexter fowler with 7 games this week they still say a possible DL stint or Khris davis Questionable with 6 games tis week? I just don’t know which of the 3 to take the gamble on. I don’t want to really risk starting a guy thats gonna miss games this week. Maybe gattis is starting a hot streak. Just hat playing gattis at U cuz then i’m pretty much starting 2 catchers and that blows…Help Grey Thank you for your help !!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  110. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Segura has been stinking up the joint, drop him for Espinosa, Baez, or Devon Travis? Who do you like best of those three? 12 team 5×5 mixer.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold unless Travis moves to the top of the order

  111. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1.) A caveat for those eyeing a potential stream vs. the Padres. Be cautious running lefthanders out there. The Pads rank 6th vs. southpaws in wOBA with a .341 mark this season.

    2.) I think Teheran is due to wake up. Maybe a more of a mid 3s era type at best. .206 babip, 82% strand rate, SIERA FIP & xFIP just shy of 4, 16th worst in Hard Hit % among QS, lowest Swg Strk % in 3 years. This does not portend well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Gotcha 2) Yeah, prolly not, but he has beat his xFIP years past

  112. Chad says:
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    Nipples recently came available in my league. He’s struggled a bit in the last couple of weeks but is still ranked the #9 1b season to date by SON but drops significantly ROS. Do you see him getting hot again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, he could

  113. Nick says:
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    Grey,, some players on FA !
    i have a free spot now, with José in DL ,,, cortisone shot incoming !
    avalaible
    BATmen: Merryfield, Schoop , Baez , Lamb, CarGomes, DevTravis , MATaylor, TTurner, AJREED !!!
    BALLmen: Smyly, Bauer, Bradley, McHugh, Friedrich, Berrios

    my team:
    C: Contreras (replaced Castillo)
    1B Goldy 2B Alty 3B Carpy
    SS Desmond
    Of George – Myers – Trumbo
    Util E5 – Charpentier
    DtoDay: KDavis DexterFow
    DL José , Sano

    SP Salazar Archer Schoemaker Snell Taillon
    RP KJ , Allen , HRondon, Dyson Dick-man combo, + Oh HO
    DtoDay TJWalkR
    DL RichHill , Heaney
    NA Reyes

    + if you feel to pick up one for another one on my team …
    is Fowler expandable?

    Note: i loved your “Depardieu like a frog on a bicycle” image last week,,,
    i may have been the only to understand that one !!!! except that he’s riding a scooter !! ;p

    French Nick

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick:

      sorry Rendon 3B, util along w Carpy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler’s not expendable

  114. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, still working on this damn Bruce deal! Would you try Bruce for Degrom straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  115. Scott says:
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    I’m taking the Lefty Socrates Brito today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad move

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: I think that lineup would be an awesome stack play in DFS

  116. Cram It says:
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    Who do we have faith in that’s less of a useless shitbag ROS, Heyward or J-Up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  117. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Jake Lamb with a 2 run bomb – thanks for the recommendation! No more Maz questions from me since I made the swap… until I pick him up again

    • ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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      @William Hung: Lamb’s tater call: BLAMB!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  118. Cram It says:
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    Baaahhh!

  119. Bob says:
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    Espn Standard 10 team 5X5 Roto Categories league.. Having some offensive issues. I need to drop a pitcher to pick up a Hitter to. Would love your thoughts on which pitcher and hitters would you swap out for. My Power and Rbi #’s are low. Team below with positions

    C-Weiters
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Rendon (2b/3b)
    ss-Correa
    3b-Franco
    1b/3b-Kang (3B/SS)
    2b/ss-Desmond (ss/OF)
    OF-Marte
    OF-Mazara
    Of-Ozuna
    OF-Thompson
    OF-Raja Davis
    UT-Carlos Gomez
    Bench-Jason Heyward
    Dl-SANO
    P-Strasburg
    P-Jose Fernandez
    P-Steve Matz
    P-Danny Salazar
    P-Micheal Fulmer
    P-Noah Synderguard
    P-Matt Shoemaker
    P-Dyson
    P-Carlos Rondon
    Bench-Paxton
    Bench Duffy

    Available Hitters
    Schoop (2b)
    Travis (2b)
    Duffy (3b)
    Maybin (Of)
    Santanna (1b/Dh)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bob: Lose Rodon. Depends on needs. Santana for power, Travis otherwise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Danny Duffy for Matt Duffy until Maikel hits play Duffy

  120. Teddy Heater says:
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    It’s Monday and Lamb already homered, your move Au Shizz!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Teddy Heater: They’ll have him pinch-hit at some point to keep the chi flowing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not playing so… Pinch hit Homer!

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I would of featured the Tri-Lamb today, but because it’s an early game he can’t be included in the DK write up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… You watching OJ doc?

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Not yet, we started watching The Leftovers with Justin Theroux. Talk about slow burn! Sounds like the OJ shizz is legit. Is it 120 where you’re at? It’s 108 at my house right now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s 122 right now…. I think if I got locked out, I’d die… Legit

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @Teddy Heater: The Leftovers is my shizz Teddy. Absolutely love that show.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I was so whatever about Leftovers after the first 2 episodes of the series, I stopped watching, might have to try it again

                • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                  @Grey: Oh man, bummer. I don’t exactly remember how it starts, but I recall almost quitting on it too at first. Give it another go, it’s worth it.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, I’m gonna now, and blame you if it’s bad…Though, I will exalt you if it’s good

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Grey: It has a Lost feel to it, like WTF is going on for a while, an extended while. For the first season and a half I kept saying what is this show about and then shizz starts getting real good. Yeah, I feel you on the heat. The dogs are all inside enjoying the cool AC Downstairs. My office upstairs is currently 67.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m at 69 on the chill… I had to send Ted home, he can’t handle this heat

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: Feeling the pressure. It stays weird, if that’s what you don’t like about it. But the intensity……intensifies?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t mind weird, I just want coherence, and intensified shizz works too

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      @Grey: I definitely had no idea what I was watching half the time ha, but I knew it was good.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I liked Lost and Mr. Robot, so I’ll give it a shot

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Grey: DO IT! Poor Teddy. Yeah, I’ve hosed the back down twice today so they can at least go in the back to do their business. Good thing we have the doggie door and the landscaping is pretty easy on their feet even with the extreme heat.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, Cougs took hi back to LA where it’s still hot, but it’s even hot there too

  121. knucks says:
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    Hold Conforto as my single bench bat or grab Michael Taylor and hold to see if he stays hot for a while?

    I love me some mets, but also would love some Pork Roll for lunch right about now. Maybe a Jersey Dirtburger (aka burger with pork roll). Mmmmm

    I guess, better question is, do we see Conforto turning it around in the next few weeks or use the spot to take flyer on another OF or stream.

    12 team Roto and my starters for are…
    (3 OF) Mookie/Polanco/Belt
    (2 Util) Hosmer/Pujols.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dirtburger! I’d hold Conforto

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Awesome thanks Coach!

        I saw earlier a situational Lamb over Franco. Is that a swap you would make as a Franco owner in 12 team roto? I think the Lamb owner would do it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Redraft by the way

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Coolio, thanks as always Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  122. Chin Music says:
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    Trying to decide on the best 2B option in my keeper league (R, HR, RBI, SB, K, BA, OBP, XBH). Currently going with Forsythe. Segura, Travis, Schoop and Pearce are all available as FAs. Do you see any of those guys being better than Forsythe ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  123. Anonymous says:
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    Grey what 2b/3b combo would you prefer if given the choice? Schoop/Rendon, Schoop/Carpenter or Rendon/Carpenter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, Carp

  124. ashtray says:
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    Hundley, Vogt, Castro, or Iannetta?

    Turner, Freese, Hill, Profar, Jhonny, or Valbuena?

    Gregorius, Profar, Jhonny, Iglesias, or Semien?

    OBP and Ks count for hitters in 7×7 H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley….Turner….Profar

  125. Bosox says:
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    Good to drop osuna? For samardja maybe? Have Dyson in a head to head points league

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bosox: Hold

  126. Tank1 says:
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    Who would you drop to pick up Lamb – Duffy, Snell, Taillon or Smyly? This is a keeper league. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  127. Jim says:
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    Cespedes or Chris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  128. Grizza3569 says:
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    Was offered Sale and K Seager or Sale and Cargo (have Valencia to cover 3rd) for Arenado. Both pretty decent offers in my mind. Either of them enough to make you give up Arenado? I don’t NEED the pitching upgrade, but adding Sale never hurts a guy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are decent, but you don’t need pitching

  129. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Espinosa or Schoop for the rest of season?

    Thanks!

    • 200 Proof says:
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      …or Dozier or Whit?

      Thanks,

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @200 Proof: Schoop

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:

        So… Schoop over Dozier?

        Thanks, Jed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dozier

  130. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    BAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You bah!

      • dudman says:
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        @Grey: but seriously bah

  131. los locos says:
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    Grey, do you believe that Lackey can keep this up all season, or you feel a second half he could bomb?

    • Cram It says:
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      @los locos: Probably some regression. Doesn’t have to be all awesomeness or crap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was fine last year, right?

  132. los locos says:
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    Grey, can Lackey keep up this type of season he is having or should i expect a decline second half? wanted to know if I should try to trade for him.

  133. Jolly Rancher says:
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    Hiya Grey!
    Great weekend recap! Thinking of dropping Gausman and picking up either: ABradley, CRodon, IKennedy or TBauer…ROS. Thoughts? 10 Team H2H weekly points league. Or should I wait it out tonight and see how Gausman does tonight? Thinking of also benching him. Thanks much!

    • Jolly Rancher says:
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      @Jolly Rancher:
      By the way Gausman faces the Rangers tonight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Why not stream? Rodon

      • Jolly Rancher says:
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        @Grey:
        OK, thanks Grey! First time playing Fantasy Baseball H2H, so still trying to figure things out! On your website everyday reading and getting tips! It’s great! Keep up the amazing work!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  134. Steve says:
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    Shelby looks like he’s fixed his mechanical flaw…

    Who is the drop to pick him up? Suarez, Tim Anderson, Revere or Burns?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez

  135. bebop says:
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    i’m short on RBIs. who’s the best best at catcher?

    W. Castillo
    Weiters
    D’Arnaud

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welington

  136. Nightpandas says:
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    FYI….Yelich out of the lineup today. He’ s got to hit the books with finals coming up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  137. Dustyfingers says:
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    Is the Cody Reed comment a reference to Sean Price? If so, nice.

    • Dustyfingers says:
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      @Dustyfingers: Oh, Gap Band. I’m too rap oriented.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  138. bazzrall says:
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    need pitching pretty bad in a 14 team 14-keeper (26 roster size) OBP/QS league. would you trade Corey Seager and a 3rd for Jake Arrieta and a 8th, no penalties for keeping players just can only keep 14

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  139. Dan says:
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    Need a bump in Runs and SB’s. Castro worth cutting for Baez or Merrifield? 12 team redraft mix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merrifield

  140. Jim says:
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    Rizzo for Chis Sale? Fair?
    Any concerns about Sale’s results the last couple starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Rizzo

  141. Start or Sit says:
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    Oh Greyt one are u starting Jaime tonight at Cubbies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  142. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team keeper league, would you trade Carrasco straight up for Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For next year, sure

  143. Jim says:
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    Would Rizzo for Salazar be a better deal for me?
    Def need. Pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

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

    give- Nick Castellanos, Curtis Granderson, Brandon Kintzler
    get- Melvin Upton, Billy Hamilton, Will Harris.

    the key is Upton and whether he can continue all season.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Realmuto. 1B- Trumbo. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Beltre. SS- Machado. IN- Castellanos.
    OF- Marte, OF- Yelich. OF- Duvall. OF- Granderson. UT- Merrifield.
    BN- MSmith, Alvarez, Iglesias, Bregman. DL- Duda.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- deGrom. RP- Britton. RP- Madson.
    P- Estevez. P- Feliz. P- Kintzler.
    BN- Smyly, Hendricks, Brandley, Garcia.
    DL- Ryu. DL- Lorenzen. DL- Ottavino.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine if you need SAGNOF

    • William Hung says:
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      @SpecialFNK: that’s a solid pitching staff for a 16 team league

  145. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Pirates lineup against MadBum and the Giants –

    Marte 6th and Polanco 7th… Mercer leadoff… at least Polanco isn’t 9th or 10th in the lineup since a lefty is pitching. And to hell with that .337 avg of Marte – he’s definitely not the best hitter on the Pirates you know…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, so ridiculous

    • JAL says:
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      @William Hung: I came here to vent about the same thing…if Marte was hitting .400 I think he would still be 6th…what more does he have to do to prove he’s the best hitter on the team and should be hitting no lower than 4th?? Unreal.

  146. Nyjacobs says:
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    Grey – their j.upton/pedroia for my harper. Im leaning pass but would u take? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  147. Jim says:
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    Sale or Salazar ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  148. Smell The Glove says:
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    Drop Jhonny for J. Baez (12 team keeper league)

    • Smell The Glove says:
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      @Smell The Glove:
      I should add that this would be for my UTL spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  149. I don't want to leave my name because others in my league read this site says:
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    Who do you like better?
    Kolten Wong or Michael Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  150. Bye Felica says:
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    Talk me down from the ledge

    I’m over here considering taking Duvall for Sugar Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  151. griff says:
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    For a UTL spot ROS, would you drop either lemahieu or baez for melvin upton or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  152. Caesar says:
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    McCutchen for Greinke in a 14 team 5×5 keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen side

  153. 9 Men on grass says:
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    I need to open a spot to stream in a very competative points league, Who go’s, McCullers, Teheran, Paxton, Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of matchups

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @9 Men on grass: that’s the opposite of “very competitive league” if those aren’t owned.

  154. JIM says:
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    Picked up D Duffy off waivers about 2 weeks ago…Just lost JD Martinez for about 2 months…

    12 Team keep all players league + 3 round amateur draft

    Duffy + Gary Sanchez (NYY) + Andrew Benintendi (BOS)

    OR

    Kluber + Y. Puig + M. Saunders

    Which side helps me win this season? Which side helps me win in the next 3 years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  155. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. belt for ed nunez and aj reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt side

  156. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team mixed Yahoo keeper league. 40 points behind 1st place (due to terrible pitching) and sadly looking forward to next year. Here’s my roster:
    C – Gattis
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Odor
    3B – Machado
    SS – Correa
    OF – Marte, Polanco, Calhoun
    BENCH – Schoop, Lamb
    SP – Kluber, Keuchel, Odorizzi, Porcello, Taillon, Snell, A. Reyes
    RP – Rosenthal, Gomez, Giles, Harris

    Is this a good trade for me: Give up Machado (who I can’t keep after this year), Odorizzi, and my 9th round pick FOR Danny Salazar (who I can keep next year), Jung Ho Kang, and a 1st round draft pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better

  157. Doctor says:
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    “… Maybe Gibbons, that big monkey..” Nice one
    The “Mahtook you for somebody else” might be the best of the year though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  158. Oz Jay says:
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    Which side of this do you like?

    Stanton & Lester or Beltran & Starling Marte

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  159. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    Puig on waivers..worth picking up? Would have to drop Profar or Revere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Revere

  160. Bye Felica says:
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    I hit a homerun with Stanton on mlb 2k16 yesterday and now he hit a homer in real life again.

    You’re all welcome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you!

  161. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Cub could trade Soler, send Almora and Contreras back down, bench Heyward, and still score the most runs in baseball.

    Must be tough for Maddon to make that lineup, or as he calls it, “Fantasy Bonerland”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  162. Miamia says:
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    Baez, Moya, Thompson, grossman, or rickard

    Or just keep my adds for the week and hold
    Off

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now I guess, don’t know who you have

  163. Mr. Snrub says:
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    OZUNA eat home runs for breakfast. OZUNA still hungry!

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Mr. Snrub: It’s not so much that he wants to Ozuna, but rather that he MUST OZUNA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  164. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h

    Roark @ LAD $-3.3
    Snell @CLE $-4.5
    Paxton @ DET $-14.3

    Who starts and who sits? Start all 3? SON doesn’t like their starts but I can’t afford to sit them all even if I wanted to. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Roark and Snell if I had to, only Roark would be my choice though

  165. Ain't nothing but a gangster Marte says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. Would you trade Rizzo and Taillon for Springer and Carrasco? I can move Pujols to 1B (been starting him at UTIL).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Ain't nothing but a gangster Marte says:
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        @Grey:
        I’m 1st in average. Era and Whip are holding me back if that helps.

        How about, would you trade Pujols and kluber for springer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Springer

  166. Miamia says:
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    Had Strasburg in fanduel and he got scratched, should get Petits points correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see why

  167. coacher says:
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    5×5 roto (OBP, HR, R, RBI, SB) and I’m offered Rizzo and D.Murphy for Machado and Profar. Which side is greater?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  168. Gareth says:
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    I sent an offer to a fellow rcl player for David Price and he countered with this:

    I receive David Price

    I give Marcel Ozuna, Hanley Ramirez and Carlos Estevez.

    What do you think of this offer?

    • Grey

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

  169. Gareth says:
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    Name for a game when lamb and goldschmidt both homer – Golden Fleece.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  170. Gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      G234!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Gareth: that’s twice in a row you’ve counted to 3 consecutive correctly. good work.

  171. John says:
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    1. Would you drop Tomlin to stream Bauer v Rays (Archer) or Guerra @ A’s?

    2. would you start my Nats guys on the road?
    Roark at Dodgers (Kazmir)
    J Ross at Dodgers. (Urias)

    • John says:
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      @John:

      Sorry, just caught your earlier comment that you would start Roark.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1.Yes, Bauer 2. Yup, both

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Great. Nice recommendation on Inglesias today. Helped me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  172. coacher says:
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    I need an OF. Top 3 FA: Ryan Rua, Naquin and Michael Taylor. (5×5 roto OBP, HR, R, RBI, SB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  173. Dusty Briches says:
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    Would you trade Trumbo, Heyward, Segura and J Ross for Goldschmidt?
    10 Team 5×5 Roto Non-Keeper
    C-Castillo
    1B-Rizzo
    2B-Segura
    3B-Arenado
    SS-Kang
    OF-Betts
    OF-Marte
    OF-Heyward
    UT-Trumbo
    UT-Choo
    Bench-Mazara, Merrifield, Revere, Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Goldy

      • Dusty Briches says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. If you were asking for a second player on the Goldy side who would you want out of Neil Walker, Belt, or Calhoun?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Dusty Briches: Always take the best player

      • Dusty Briches says:
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        @William Hung: True, but Trumbo has been top 30 who can hit 35-40 HRs and Heyward is just starting to get going and could end the yr with 85/15/70/20

  174. William Hung says:
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    Rosenthal is the reason you don’t draft closers early

  175. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have a team where I am set at 2B but need a decent backup at 3B.

    I have Brett Lawrie but it appears that Justin Turner is heating up.

    Should I make a switch?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

  176. Los locos says:
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    Drop profar for AJ reed?

    • knucks says:
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      @Los locos: Just an FYI, I saw your comment and had to check if he called up or not… Sounds like the opposite.

      “Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow indicated Monday that a promotion for first base prospect A.J. Reed is not imminent.”

      “He’s making improvements and he’s taking better at-bats and that’s really all we’re looking for is consistency of at-bats,” said Luhnow. “Defensively, he’s going to be fine. We’re also looking for an opportunity. Right now, Marwin and Valbuena are both playing well. We want to give Danny Worth an extended look, so these three guys will be sharing the corners. If anybody went down, certainly A.J. Reed would be at or close to the top of the list for guys to come up.”

  177. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Strasberg or Scherzer?

  178. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    upton finally. didn’t take 3 years like his bro when changing conferences, only over 2 months. steals seem somewhat back too, like last year.

  179. GMoney says:
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    Bench bat: ROS – Drop Profar for Contreras???

    • GMoney says:
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      @GMoney: I did it….picked up Contreras…dropped Profar with the thoughts that catcher is greater need for value play…

  180. GMoney says:
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    Thoughts on Archie Bradley…. drop for Contreras?

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