Manny Machado put up his right hand yesterday to measure it against a hand drawing every clubhouse has posted on its wall.  The drawing is of Mark Whiten’s hand that once held four baseballs in it.  Four baseballs for the four homers he hit in one game.  In the Padres’ clubhouse, this hand has been removed because it’s just a not-so-subtle reminder of what will never be.  In the Indians’ clubhouse, the hand is made into a turkey to celebrate the first Thanksgiving.  In the Astros’ clubhouse, the hand has been cut out and fashioned into a t-shirt for Altuve.  Imagine if Donald Trump wins the presidency and throws out a first pitch.  He may never make it to the field, too distracted in the clubhouse by measuring his hands against Whiten.  Yesterday, Machado came a fingernail short of the hand, hitting three homers with seven RBIs.  Now has 25 homers on the year with a .307 average.  Terrific, stupendous, adjective!  What’s more remarkable is he does not have one steal all year.  Almost as crazy, he’s only attempted three.  Did he have a knee transplant this offseason with McCutchen as the donor?  Machado stole 20 bases last year.  To go to none?  Wow, his feet definitely don’t measure up to the Rickey Henderson foot drawings in each clubhouse.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  After starting his professional career touted as a top prospect, he was left for dead by many of the same people.  Goes to show you, with Bundy, you need to see the five count.  There’s not a league I wouldn’t own him in now.

Chris Davis – 1-for-2 and his 23rd homer.  He was overshadowed by Machado yesterday, and, over the last 162 games, he’s been overshadowed by Khris Davis.

James Shields – 1 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.68 on the White Sox.  Shields reminds me of this rule my friends used to do in their fantasy league.  The rule was called, “The Poison Pill Rule.”  Every team had one player that was drafted by their opponents that they would have to keep on their team all year.  So, you would try to put the absolute worst player on your friend’s team.  Shields would’ve been one of those players.

Jose Abreu – 3-for-4 and his 14th homer.  The Grande Dollar Store!

Sonny Gray – Left Saturday’s game with a forearm injury, and hit the DL again.  I kinda feel bad now making him a preseason schmohawk.  I didn’t mean to derail his entire career.  I was just saying he was overrated in the preseason.  He went from a 2.73 ERA pitcher last year to a 5.74 ERA pitcher his year, which is the worst ERA in the majors for qualified starters.  I wish I could put a positive spell on players as good as I jinx them.  Jesus, I’m dangerous!

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  Those wondering about Manaea, he’s a MediOAKer.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-3 and his 23rd homer.  Fun fact!  When Semien autographs memorabilia, he’s always careful to dot the I.

Jake Arrieta – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.59.  Glad to see him right his ship (I couldn’t care less).  Seriously happy for me (I couldn’t be less happy).  Good for him (who cares).  Long live Arrieta (okay, I don’t want something bad to happen to him, but if he blew out his elbow, would I mourn?  Not particularly.)  Here’s to a good rest of the year for him.  Parenthetically speaking, not so much.

Kyle Hendricks – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.17.  Dayum.  Of course, when an ERA is that low it’s partially fluky, which we’ll call fartially.  That is an unfartunate portmanteau.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd this weekend.  Dot dot dot.  And I went to pick him up in my leagues.  I have no idea where he’s going to play when there’s no longer a DH, like he had in Oakland, but I’m willing to grab him to find out.

Jacob deGrom – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.35.  So few Ks this year from deGrom that I can only say one thing, I’m sure glad he’s not bothering with that whole “I have elbow spurs” thing, and just simply pitching mediocrely through it.  Yes, I am saying a guy with a 2.35 ERA is mediocre.  Deal with it!

Neil Walker – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  That’s his third homer in the last eight games, hitting over .400 in that time.  It’s funny (not funny) how guys find their level.  He started the year looking like a 30-homer hitter, but he’s not that.  He’s a 23-homer hitter, and eventually cooled off and found that level.  Told you it was funny (not at all).

Michael Conforto – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .224.  What he’s hitting on the year is irrelevant if he’s hot, but he’s hitting .211 in the last week so it’s not irrelevant.  That was a K-turn of a sentence.

Anibal Sanchez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 5.88.  Now has three of the last four starts that are quality, but if you’re picking up a guy with a 5.88 ERA, I appreciate your/you’re nuts.

Ryan Zimmerman – Hit the 15-day DL about 72 hours after his last DL stint.  Vegas line had him at +5 for DL stints, and I took the over, so fingers crossed. [email protected]–Sorry, fingers crossed when I’m done typing.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Ready for another game of, “Fun with cherrypicking stats!”  For today’s game, we cherrypick Roark’s ERA of 2.88 and point out it would be 2nd best in the AL, right behind Aaron Sanchez at 2.85.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-2 and his 18th homer, hitting .338.  I will say it was probably premature of me to cut Ramos after one 0-for-3 game in April.

Hunter Pence – Expected to return today, after fouling a ball off his cheek on Saturday.  I imagine that will be the part A-Rod misses the most, the foul balls on the cheek.

Madison Bumgarner – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Shark Tank Idea!  Someone should build an app that turns Siri into Beavis and Butthead, but that’s unrelated to this blurb on Bung-gardener.  Hehe.

Gregory Polanco – Pinch-hit yesterday but hasn’t started in four straight games.  Between this new injury and his last one where he barely missed the DL but sat out for almost a week, I’m beginning to think one solid 15-day DL stint before the All-Star Game would’ve saved us all a lot of day-to-days.  Big pet peeve of mine, I hate day-to-days.

Matt Joyce – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  I’m trying to suppress my thoughts that I would be better off with Joyce and Brandon Moss platooning onto my team than owning Piscotty.  I’m losing this fight to suppress ideas in my own head.  Banging head on desk isn’t helping.

Josh Harrison – 1-for-4 and a homer.  Guess how many homers he has.  Don’t cheat and look it up!  Go ahead and guess.  Keep in mind people still ask if they should pick him up and he’s owned in 71% of ESPN leagues.  Give up?  He has four homers.  Oh.  Kay.

Ivan Nova – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks in his first start with the Pirates.  After the game, Ray Searage had some difficulty with his pyrotechnics and his name in fireworks spelled “Sewage,” but everything else went off without a hitch.

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and two homers on Saturday (7, 8).  Hot schmotato alert!

Billy Hamilton – 3-for-4, 3 runs and 4 steals (40, 41, 42, 43).  Isn’t it weird how four steals is 40-43, but 43 minus 40 is three?  I think I need a nap.  *claps hands*  I’m back, snitches!  What the hell was Pre-Nap Grey talking about?  What a wild card he is!

Homer Bailey – 3 IP, 5 ER.  For those commenters who were so interested in my thoughts on stashing Bailey on the DL, did this start clear things up?  See also Alex Cobb and Zack Wheeler.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, his 2nd this weekend in Coors.  Imagine how many homers he’d have if he were on the Rockies.  *wavy lines*  Hey, Giancarlo has 85 homers this year, and I’m at a new-agey science center trying to be shrunk, so I can Innerspace my way into his brown eye.  Wait, that’s not his face eye. *wavy lines*  I just got the chills from that fantasy.

Ichiro Suzuki – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 3,000th hit.  He joins Pete Rose as the only MLB players to reach 3,000 hits and rock an Asian haircut.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 28th and 29th homers.  Why am I donning my Red Bull wingsuit?!  Because!  It’s a Torenado!

Jose Berrios – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 8.31.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is, no one is going to want to draft him next year.  Yay, small victories, which is the only type Twins pitchers get.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homer, hitting .249.  Member in the preseason when he was being drafted in the top five rounds and I told you not to?  We’ve gotten to the point now where can you even remember why anyone was drafting him in the top five rounds?  I can, but only barely.  Something about how people said he was going to hit 40 homers.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  Archer really showed those Twins who were boss, kinda like every Valentine’s Day fantasy I’ve ever had with me dressed as Cupid.

Matt Andriese – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.90.  He moved into the rotation after Moore left for Communist, Left-wing, Ambulatory only by Motorized scooter, San Francisco (often abbreviated CLAM Fran).  But even if the Stream-o-Nator likes Andriese, I have a hard time getting behind him until he shows he can go at least six innings.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 and his 25th homer, hitting .281.  I get the sense that Longoria will appear to be back to pre-terrible Longoria numbers after this season, but still won’t be back in fantasy baseballers’ (<–my mom’s term!) good graces, and I completely agree.

David Peralta – Was placed back on the DL with a right wrist injury.  He hit the DL with an injury to the same wrist earlier this year, but it appears unrelated…until you realize his left wrist cheated death and now his right wrist is playing out a Final Destination-type scenario.

Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 4 ER, 13 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.37.  I’ve mentioned this before, but, after writing 3000 words a day for five months, I’ve mentioned a lot.  I can’t believe Corbin hasn’t shown any signs this year.  No mention of injuries either, from what I’ve heard.  Perhaps when you have Shelby Miller on your team all other starters just look better, so the Diamondbacks think Corbin’s having an okay season.

Jake Lamb – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .287.  Slam, bam, thank you, Lamb!

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3, 3 runs and a slam (9) and double legs (42, 43).  JFoH wants to trade me Carrasco for Villar.  What do we say to that, Razzball Nation?  More like Jack Full of Wishful Thinking!

Jake Thompson – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER in his major league debut.  He looked about as good as Lea Thompson’s old woman acting in Back to the Future.

Odubel Herrera – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .285.  He’s the type of player that is going to end the year at 15/20/.280 and next year you are going to have no idea if you should draft him.  Call him Riddlebel Herrera.

Alex Dickerson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  All aboard the hot Dickerson train again!  For those that found us on Google from, “All aboard the hot Dickerson train,” I’m honestly not sure what you’re looking for.  But welcome!  We won’t judge you.

Ryan Schimpf – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Ugh, I thought I was save to forget in what order the consonants went in his name.

Aaron Sanchez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  Now watch the Blue Jays shut him down, then Scooby and Scrappy Doo pull the sheet off an evil ghost this offseason and it turns out it’s just Sanchez’s last subpar start haunting him, and everyone smokes a bowl and gets along.  The 2nd half of this scenario seems less likely.

Devon Travis – 1-for-4 and three homers this weekend (10 on the year).  Dan Pants gave you his Devon Travis fantasy, and I second his emotion, grab him (Devon, not Pants) if he’s available.

Yordano Ventura – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  This start came against the Blue Jays, so I was about to write sonavabench, but I just went to check my team and somehow my better judgment lost out to my flawed judgment and I started him.  Apparently, I fought my flaw, and my flaw won.

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer.  That was his 2nd homer in the week.  The Morales of the story, person who goes to bed with scratchy rear wakes up with smelly finger.  Hey, these Spencer’s Gifts fortune cookies are awesome!

Matt Carpenter – Was lifted from Saturday’s game and didn’t play Sunday.  Mike Cardsmanagertheny said Carpenter didn’t look right.  Then the cameras cut to Matt Carpenter in an ill-fitting suit and he said, “I don’t feel right either.”

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 6 ER vs. the Braves.  Wainwright’s ERA is up to 4.34, and his call-ins to radio shows to defend himself are up to 6.

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.79 thru one and a half starts.  JB will be along later today with his pitching profile on Musgrove.  I’ll give you a sneak preview.  He says, “Don’t read this, Grey, or I will drop my Hulk Hogan-sized 6′ 7″ leg on you.”

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.78.  But, since I can’t have anything nice, he received a no decision because Jeffress (1 IP, 2 ER) and Dyson (1 IP, 1 ER) simultaneously sucked and blew.

Tyler Skaggs – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER vs. Taijuan Walker 4 IP, 6 ER.  In a matchup that was billed as, “This is gonna be so great for my fantasy team,” but was later changed to, “Should I drop these two schmohawks from my fantasy team?”

James Paxton – 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.53.  Hey, it’s Paxton Coreleone pulling us back in.  What a surprise.  Leave the gun, take the streamer.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, but I think it’s fair to say no person or bot has any idea what he’s going to do from start to start.

David Price – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.34.  I’m reminded of the immortal words of Happy Gilmore, the Price is wrong, bitch!  Man, what a dumpster fire this guy is.  I never thought I’d want Chris Archer back.  I’d prefer to watch Olympic badminton than Price pitch.  Just as much swatting too.

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal.  Instead of RSVP, I’m gonna start saying, “I will Benintendi your event.”

Justin Turner – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .274.  Too bad he couldn’t repeat last year.  Psych!  He’s been better.  Did I fool you?  I did, huh?  I’m sorry.

Adrian Gonzalez – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 10th homer.  He should grab onto Teixeira’s dusty coattails and fly off into the sunset with him.

Rich Hill – Was scratched from his start this weekend due to his recurring blister.  I had one of these blisters once on my groin and Epson salt really helped.  Maybe TMI, maybe not.

Andrew Miller – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday as Cody Allen worked an irrelevant 8th inning yesterday.  Okay, Terry Francona is officially messing with us.  There’s one way to fix this.  Someone should tape Francona’s mouth, put him in a gorilla suit and send him to Africa, and let me manage the Indians.  I’d let Miller close.  Do you see how easy that is?

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  Tanaka refused to answer any Ichiro questions after the game, saying only, “I will beat him.”  I could be confusing Tanaka/Ichiro with Professor Tanaka and Jerry “The King” Lawler.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer.  Gregorius D.I.D. said the pitch was ready to fly that was why he swung that way.

Dellin Betances – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  There was a not zero percent chance Francona was going to let Miller close for the Yankees yesterday.

Alex Rodriguez – Announced he’d retire after Friday’s game.  To honor the occasion, the Yankees presented him with a team portrait of the 2009 championship team drawn as Greek mythology creatures.  I love how the centaur had A-Rod’s hoof around the shoulder of Derek’s Pegasus, and CyClops Sabathia looks awesome!

 
  1. Lixxiq says:
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    Rest of the year:
    Brandon McCarthy or Junior Guerra? (QS, K, ERA, WHIP)
    [Basically only WHIP+ERA as I lead Ks and QSs by a mile]

    Thinking about dropping one of them. I really like McCarthy’s post-all-star-break numbers but he’s been bad in his last four starts and luckily i benched him yesterday.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Lixxiq: I’d want Junior over Mac.

    • Branta says:
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      @Lixxiq: Looks like Guerra might head to the DL, FYI.

  2. Slimbo says:
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    whats up

    in need of another starter would you drop Hernán Pérez for hammell, porcello or roark?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Slimbo: Not sure those three are free agents in any league at this point..Roark.

  3. SF says:
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    The Yanks won in 2009, not 2007, might wanna change that.

    • Lost Soul says:
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      @SF: lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: My bad

  4. DudaDay says:
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    Got offered Goldschmidt for my Hendricks. 16 team H2H. Who do you think will be more valuable in the playoffs?

    Also, thoughts on McCullers and A. Diaz ROS? I also have Pollock and Wheeler and I only have 2 DL spots. Not sure if I should try to hold or cut bait and stream for now.

    Thanks! Love this site. It’s helped me tremendously and there’s always a good read.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @DudaDay: You want Goldy…I wud keep the two bats and cut the two SP’s and stream..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DudaDay: Thanks! Goldy… Diaz and Pollock could help, none likely

  5. Wywyz says:
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    Drop Nick Castellanos for Yoan, Solar or Judge?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Wywyz: Judge

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wywyz: Id hold

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great write-up! Was totally out of communication for four days! So, very happy to be back.

    a. On the Morales blurb, Kendrys has hit 18 HRs as you correctly indicate. But you failed to mention that Kendry Morales only hit 9 HR, get it ’cause there are twin Kendry’s! I guess I’m still squirrely from being so far gone from civilization for so long.

    b. Started all four of Bundy, Musgrove, Bum and Shoemaker and only came away with 1 W on Bundy’s Ivictory Coast! Both Bum and Musgrove deserved better.

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (August 8)

    MOTHER:(panting) (rumbling and screeching) (screeching) Where’s the desk sergeant? Someone help me, please.
    SERGEANT: What seems to be the problem?
    MOTHER:My daughter’s missing. She’s only 22, she’s blonde.
    SERGEANT: Well, ma’am, there’s nothing we can do until she’s gone 48 hours.
    MOTHER: She’s out there! In danger, don’t you understand?!
    SERGEANT: I understand, ma’am I’m talking about my daughter! Oh, God Why won’t anyone listen?!
    Horatio: Ma’am, I’m listening. My name is Lieutenant Caine. How can I help?
    Mother: My daughter’s in trouble. Her name is Ashley Tanner. This is her picture. We’re from Pine Castle, up near Orlando. She’s just a small-town girl. Something terrible’s happened. I just know it has.
    Horatio: Why do you say that?
    Mother: Because she left me this message.
    Ashley Tanner’s voice (over phone): Mama, it’s me, Ashley. I’m coming home. Some things happened here, uh, bad things. I need you, Mama. I’ll be I’ll be there in an hour.
    Mother: She never made it. That was yesterday.
    Horatio: What was she doing in Miami?
    Mother: She drove down all by herself. She was going to be a model.
    Horatio: Is it possible that she’s just run away?
    Mother: Lieutenant, I know my daughter. She would never, ever do anything to leave me to wonder. She would never do that.
    Horatio: Okay, what kind of a car was she driving?
    Mother: A Nissan. There’s the license number right there. (door squeaking) Tell me you’ll help me.
    Horatio: I will (cue the queue of sunglasses).

    Cheers,
    Ante

  7. Mike says:
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    Assuming my Yankees call up The Judge, would you consider dropping a slumping Michael Saunders to add him?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike: yes, I would add Judge.

  8. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    I also loathe the DTD. I also get peeved when I have a number of open trade proposals and receive a “A trade has been accepted in your league” email, only to discover it wasn’t mine. The highs and lows.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: That is also the worst…. Also this new notification reminder that someone is in your lineup and not starting after it’s too late to replace them

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @Grey: Nothing makes me hate the ESPN app more

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

  9. Fever Dog says:
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    Grey, anyone:

    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    This trade has been accepted in our league. I need know if it’s “fair”.

    Team in 1st gets:
    Bautista
    Cueto

    Team in last place gets:
    Encarnacion
    Smyly

    • You'rekillingmesmalls says:
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      @Fever Dog:
      Just my 2 cents, looks pretty even to me.

    • Man vs Fantasy says:
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      @Fever Dog:

      Fair

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Fever Dog: fair enough, certainly not vetoable (totally a word).

  10. Yelyabd says:
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    So I picked up quite a few closers last week to block the others. I have only 1 2 start this week (Jo Fer) versus his 2 2 starts. Weekly H2H what you guys think about punting W to try for SV ERA WHIP. We start 2 SP 2RP and another 4 pitchers (any type) I own Jansen Melancon Kimbrel EDiaz thinking of putting them all in I would also play Jo Fernendez Kluber Carrasco and Darvish. Thoughts? Would be benching Bundy Shoe and JGray

    • Yelyabd says:
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      @Yelyabd: Actually with Bundy pitching like this maybe keep him in and bench Shoe and JGray for Kimbrel for the extra SV opportunities?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yelyabd: Don’t know matchups

  11. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Last week, y’all were asking about Bundy or Skaggs. I endorsed Bundy, I hope y’alll did as well..Who cares what Skaggs did in the minors, it is what Bundy is doing in the majors that matters..

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: Was Skaggs not good in the Majors this year before this weekend?

      • quimmy says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Wow, first MP was like “told you so”, then J1F came back with a “nicely done, but try to back up your statements with a factoid that makes sense”. Oh boy, cant wait to see what MP has to say……….. :/

        • VinWins

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          @quimmy: Loved the recap.

      • Al Bundy says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Bundy got beat up a couple of times this year too, don’t forget.

  12. Vacoarrfb says:
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    So when is it okay to drop Price? I’m pushing for first and he’s killing me. It’s not even just BABIP kucj at this point.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Vacoarrfb: Hold..You will not find anyone on waivers with his upside..

  13. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Dylan Bundy is 3-1 with a 1.90 ERA in his last four starts, yielding 12 hits in 23 2/3 innings with three walks and 29 strikeouts. Just in case you still not sure on Bundy..

  14. G&J says:
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    No mention of Giles’ 6K in 1.2 IP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G&J: You did

  15. Huddy says:
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    Grey, great Back to the Future line..classic! Need to start 2 of 3 this week (weekly H2H) Duvall Franco Benintendi..who sits. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Huddy: Id sit Benintendi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huddy: Thanks! Agree with F

  16. Speaking of Machado, what side would you want?

    Machado
    OR
    Russel and Trumbo.

  17. mH says:
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    So not the best options, but pitching is very hard to find in my points league… Start Kazmir Vs Philly or Tyler Anderson vs Texas? This is in place of CMart @ cubs which I have zero confidence in after that last start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mH: Kazmir

  18. PED Inc says:
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    Great Recap buddy, always look forward to these Monday morning, thanks for all the work as usual!
    Two questions this week, 10 team H2H points league I’m in 1st place already guaranteed a playoff spot.

    1) pick 3 starts for this week
    Archer @ NYY
    Desclafini @ Stl
    CMart @ ChC
    Skaggs @ Cle

    2) through injuries and guys I couldn’t resist picking up I have a surplus of OF that I definitely don’t need and would like to swap for some pitching, which three would you keep for the playoffs. None of them are drops so I’m going to have to try to pull of some trades.

    Trout (obviously staying)
    Polanco
    Myers
    Dahl
    JD Martinez

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PED Inc: No problem 1) Not Skaggs, they’re all bleh 2) Polanco, JD

  19. RePete says:
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    You forgot to mention Stanton’s first homer of the weekend went an estimated 504 ft, setting a new record for Coors Field along with being the longest homer of the statcast era. Be careful, a kill screen popped up when I watched the replay.

  20. Just Busted says:
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    Musgrove or Wainwright ROS? 5×5 H2H

    Thanks!

  21. Jimbob says:
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    Drop gattis for Sanchez?

    Drop Javier Baez for bregman?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jimbob: 1. Sure (go with whoever is hitting at catcher) 2. Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimbob: Sanchez…Bregman

  22. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Grey,
    10tm H2H keeper (keep 12), limited moves (no streaming)
    Want to win this year, what do ou think of:
    HIS: Odor, Bruce, Verlander, Porcello, Guerra, D Robertson (RP)
    For MY: Schoop, Bregman, McCutch, HanRam, Berrios, Arrieta

    The only guys I would have kept would be Arrieta and mccutch.

      • MarvPesos

        John says:
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        @Grey: grey, if by somehow I got him to take Salazar instead of arrieta would you make that deal?

        • WhiteRabbit says:
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          @John: nope –

  23. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My rotation:
    DDuffy, Shoemaker, Matz, Snell, Tailon, Archer, CMart, MMoore

    Who to drop for Bundy and or Musgrove?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Moore, Matz

  24. DoubleDroppingDueces says:
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    10 team dynasty league. Bench Harper?

    Who is the best starting 10 out of this group?

    C Sal Perez
    1B Rizzo
    2B Altuve
    3B Bryant
    SS Bogaerts
    OF Betts
    OF Marte
    OF Harper
    UT D.Ortiz
    UT D. Murphy

    Bench
    M. Carpenter
    Benintendi
    N.Cruz
    Chris Davis

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DoubleDroppingDueces: Cant bench Harper…I get why you want to though

    • DoubleDroppingDueces says:
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      @DoubleDroppingDueces: Also….This is an OBP league. I’m prepping for the stretch run, thinking about trading bench guys to bolster pitching. Since it’s a dynasty league Davis, Nelson and Carpenter have less value because of age. What type of player should I target with Benny, or should I hold?

      Thanks!

  25. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS, QS, 3OF, 2Util.

    Realmuto, Votto, Dozier, Frazier, C. Seager, Trout, Marte, Desmond, Pujols, T. Turner.
    Syndergaard, Fulmer, DeSclafani, Skaggs, Taillon, Velasquez, Matz, Glasnow(DL)

    Should I trade C. Seager + Matz for Stanton + McHugh?

    I would then move Desmond to SS.

  26. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Jon Gray or Shark? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jerry: Gray

  27. Huddy says:
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    Which pitching group would you roll out with this week vs opponent with with 2 2 starters (Gausmen Anderson)
    1. Jo Fer Kluber Carrasco Darvish Bundy Gray Jansen Melancon
    2. Jo Fer Kluber Carrasco Darvish Bundy Kimbrel Jansen Melancon (try extra saves)
    3. Jo Fer Kluber Carrasco Darvish Kimbrel EDiaz Jansen Melancon (punting Wins and try for even more saves)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huddy: I don’t know matchups

      • Huddy says:
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        @Grey: JonFern Kluber (LAA) Carrasco (LAA) Darvish (Det)
        Gray @ Phi
        Bundy @ SF

  28. Branta says:
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    How does one sit in a car with a 6’7″ leg?

    Anyway, I am rolling in my h2h keeper league. Just won my 4th straight and put more distance between me and 3rd place (the guy in 1st had the fortune/fortuitiveness of drafting both Trout and Harper before they were called up and has held ever since, plus added pieces. I’m 24 games back of him, or 2 straight weeks where I shut out my opponent and he gets shut out by his). So I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks for all that you and all the writers do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Branta: I’ll ask JB on this week’s podcast… No problem

  29. Where do butterflies go when it rains says:
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    I allways look forward to your weekend wrap up. Thanks. Kepler. Choo. Orlando. Looking to add 1 of them for all around production. Not necessarily for rest of season.

  30. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Few questions grey…

    1: Matz or Bundy? Assuming Bundy
    2. Pick 2: Rajai, Alex Dickerson, Pedro Alvarez (OBP)
    3. If I can move Matz for Dahl/Sano, do it? And who do you prefer

  31. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    As an Andrew Miller owner I solidly endorse giving Terry Francona the Clarence Beeks treatment.

    1) I’m a little leery of starting Cueto in Miami today. He’s one of my top SPs but I’m trying for quality starts and to keep my ratios in tact. Any chance Johnny keeps the damage at 3 runs or under?

    2) Starting Fulmer in Seattle today? 3) Is Soler worth a flyer over Khris Davis?

    Thank you!

  32. Scott says:
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    Dissed Ryan Braun:
    3 for 4, 3/2/7/1 on Saturday

  33. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    14 team H2H points weekly league…

    who should I start for this week: (I need two of these please)
    Shoemaker @ CLE;
    Rodon @ MIA;
    Skaggs @ CLE;
    Taijuan Walker @ OAK;
    Bundy @ SF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks! Bundy, Skaggs, none are good

  34. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Somehow the big boot and the leg drop was one of the most devastating finishing moves in WWF…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @malamoney: We should see if JB will recreate it for us

  35. RePete says:
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    My H2H opponent this week has 11 starting pitchers (no RPs) with 17 starts this week and I only have 9 starts from 9 starters. Obviously not going to compete in Ks and most likely Wins so I need to be selective to preserve ERA and WHIP. Given that I have 3 closers and a minimum innings pitched of 30, which of the following starters would you bench? Thanks!

    Strasburg vs ATL
    Carrasco vs LAA
    Roark vs ATL
    Tanaka vs TB
    Walker @ OAK
    Andriese @ NYY
    Samardzija @ MIA
    Moore @ MIA
    Snell @ TOR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: Everyone in away games

  36. Jon says:
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    Marte + Jansen for Goldy in a 10-team keep just about everybody league?

    • Jon says:
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      I have Goldy currently, so let me know which side you prefer. (I realized my question had poor phrasing.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Hold

  37. Brian says:
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    dynasty league that doesn’t count holds. drop papelbon or mauricio cabrera? who has the better chance for saves next year?

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: so drop pap, or pap has the best chance for saves next year?
        And would you pick up rob whalen or daniel mengden?
        Thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Pap…Neither of those SPs

  38. Gus Pike says:
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    Look ahead keeper question – keep 5 5×5 12 team. Had assumed I would keep Arenado, Rizzo, Goldy, Stanton and Correa. But I have Villar too. Does he bump Correa?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Gus Pike: No…Keep Correa

  39. Ostyle15 says:
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    Mr. Grey,

    Excellent write up as always.

    I picked up Benintendi, but Devon Travis is available. I have Treat Turner as well. Drop either Turner or Benintendi for Travis? I have Turner in my UTL spot (D.Murph and JTurner in my 2B/3B) but have no other OF roster options if HRam is out for a prolonged time (weekly lock and all). Thoughts?

    Thank you as always!

    • MisterMister says:
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      @Ostyle15: I like calling him “Treat Turner” – some Razzballian conjugation of that should be employed when his blurbs describe Good Things (“Turner’s a TreaT!”).

  40. Matt says:
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    Drop Zimmerman for Bundy?

  41. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I’m no business major and I’m pretty sure major league teams have some intellegent people working behing the scenes BUT…. can’t understand why the Marlins would let Ichiro get his 3000th hit at an away game.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: because no one is at the home games?

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @J-FOH: Good point. Perhaps marketing 3000 would’ve put a few in the seats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I was gonna go on a rant for this, but figured I’d go with the joke instead…. It’s one of the most mind boggling moves by the Marlins… “Buy home tickets to see Ichiro break the record” Then in our last road game, we start him

  42. Michael says:
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    Got offered Bumgarner, Lester, Tanaka for my Rizzo, Kyle Seager, Lamb.
    I want to counter for only Lester + Bumgarner (don’t need 3 more pitchers). Should I counter Rizzo + Seager or Lamb? (Who do you think will be better next year as this is a keeper league, Seager or Lamb)
    Chris Davis will slide to my 1B position.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Michael: I’d keep Rizzo and trade Davis…otherwise I’d hold.

  43. Ddv says:
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    Drop McCarthy or hellickson for tajuan or seevrino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ddv: Meh

  44. phil says:
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    What kind of numbers are you looking at from now to the end of the year for Ryan Schimpf ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: 5 HRs, .250

  45. Abe Froman says:
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    Pick 2 to sit for 5×5 weekly H2H league:

    JD Martinez
    Polanco
    Dahl
    Benintendi
    Mazara

  46. Mike says:
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    HI Grey!

    Dylan Bundy or Tyler Skaggs if you cannot have both?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Bundy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with F

  47. Scott says:
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    Start Davies vs ATL and/or Urias vs. PHI?

  48. Steve says:
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    Which rookie MI, Tim Anderson or Jorge Polanco?

  49. jiggy says:
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    What do you make of Adam Frazier? You buying the batting average?

    Also, you starting DeSclafini at STL this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jiggy: He’s a .275 hitter… I would in some leagues

  50. Steve says:
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    Heyward or stash Judge for a call up later this week?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Steve: Judge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Agree with F

  51. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Devon Travis going HAM! Love it.

    So Pax was hit on the elbow by a liner in the ninth and left. I’m in a weekly lock league and not sure if he’s gonna make his next start. You hearing anything?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: What’s your other SP options? Michael Taylor goes HAM, everyone else is simply on a (pork) roll

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: It’s thin. I just lost Guerra too who was scratched, and I’m hoping VV makes his start on Tuesday which he is supposed to(blister).

        Really my only other option is Smyly. It’s @TOR, but he’s been on a nice run lately, really looking good. But I’d rather not have to take the chance.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smyly @TOR is terrible, no way use him there

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Ugh. I know. I’m really hoping I get some clearer news on Paxton before the games start today.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pax’s x-rays were negative, think he’ll be fine

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Okay screw it. I’ll leave him in. Would love to have him start against the A’s later this week.

                Sucks about Guerra. He had an absolute dream two start week that would have really given me an edge. I’m finally above .500 by the way and I got a shot to sneak into the playoffs. Please FBO make it so!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  FBO doesn’t take orders, but sometimes he will look the other way

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I’m pretty sure he puts thumb tacks on my chair when I’m not looking.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He can be a spiteful overlord

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: yup

  52. Scott says:
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    Redraft league…drop which for Bundy?

    Velasquez, Taijuan, Simon Castro, Javier Baez

    Thanks!

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: and as a follow-up…would you also drop one of those (so a second on top of whoever for Bundy) for Yasmany Tomas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Simon Castro, Baez

  53. Boaty McBoatface says:
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    J.J. Hardy or Danny Santana ROS?

    • Boaty McBoatface says:
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      @Boaty McBoatface: (It’s a really deep league. I have Segura as my regular SS, so this is a bench question.)

  54. ashtray says:
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    I’ve collected way too many closers during the last week. Which two would you cut in a 12 team H2H:

    Colome
    Thornburg
    Dyson
    Watson
    Bedrosian
    Kintzler
    Maurer

  55. jb says:
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    I think I hit three home runs in one day in a t-ball game. More using a golf club and golf ball. Fence was 300′ away lol. Then, if a team hits a lot of home runs like BAL, then they prolly do not steal many bases because why risk stealing a base and getting a CS? If a guy hits a lot of home runs and is on your team, you’re happy that he can hit so many home runs, but I’m pretty sure every guy on the team wonders why they can’t do it? A bit of jealousy. I picked up Bundy where I could or else Musgrove. Are they both ROS? I hung onto Guerra thanks to you and he came through.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jb: Haha… Are they both ROS? Huh?

      • jb says:
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        12-tm std H2H. I think you answered it elsewhere. I’ll just hang onto both until I’m not.

  56. Jon A says:
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    Do we still believe in Gerrit Cole?

    Cole or Carrasco for a keeper

  57. Juan says:
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    Hey Guys!
    Im having a hard time deciding what 10 to keep in my keeper league.
    12 Team H2H.
    What 3 would I not keep? My gut says Lorenzo Cain, Devon, Glasnow
    I just traded Tanaka for Glasnow (my season is over) maybe i can trade him in the offseason.

    Devon Travis
    Trea Turner
    Bregman
    Fraizer
    Franco
    Herrera
    Mazara
    Cespedes
    Lorenzo Cain
    Moncada
    Harvey
    Glasnow
    Vince Velasquez.

    thanks

    • Juan says:
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      @Juan:
      What 3 Should* I not keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juan: Devon, Harvey, Glasnow

  58. William Hung says:
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    Any word on Kershaw? A team fighting for a playoff spot is offering me his Kershaw for my Cole. I’m comfortably in first but I’m not taking that risk if his prognosis isn’t good

    • J-FOH says:
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      @William Hung: he played catch yesterday.

      • William Hung says:
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        @J-FOH: so did a bunch of kids with their dads in their backyards…

        I’m leaning towards passing. From what I can get from the news, best case scenario is that he’s back for the Fantasy Baseball playoffs

  59. David says:
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    Bundy or Urias in a keeper league? Thanks

  60. J-FOH says:
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    “Hey Jack, trade me a pitcher for Villar”

    You said Carrassco was hurt. Looked fine yesterday. 7 innings 7 baserunners 9 K’s. I tried to convince you not to go all anecdotal with Paxton and same goes for Carrassco.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      Hey Jack!

      There’s only 1 ‘s’, but I digress! Vinny is doing a bang up job in that RCL btw. He took the team from 8th to 3rd as we speak!

      Hope all is well. Un abrazo, hermano.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Ante GALIC: I took it back over a few weeks ago and started streaming like a mad man. The extra S was a phone auto correct

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @J-FOH: True. The only 1 I had a positive effect on was the Jack Hate team, which went from 54.5 to 74.5 points. Obviously some tight categories to be able to make that kind of gain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Stop sweating my Villar!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Im Keith Sweat!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re trying to get my lucky charms

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: they’re magically delicious

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              See!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: speaking of delicious we should do lunch soon. Sushi?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I’m in Vegas from thursay to sunday. I’ll hit you next week

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What are you doing in Vegas?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Babys mama’s mamas mama’s is taking us. I’m the male to watch over them and my daughter. Probably a lot of pool stuff and gamble when they sleep. She got us rooms at Mandalay Bay

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice! Just got back from there… Stayed at Palazzo… It’s super hot

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      last time I was there they were building all those new high rises so Im ready for the shock. Its still strange to me that places we stayed and visited when I was kid are gone. As long as I can get corned beef hash at the ballys coffee shop (hopefully they didnt ruin it) and meet some working girls at the craps table then Im happy

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The new highrises they were building then are likely gone for new new highrises they’re now building… If you’re staying at Mandalay Bay, you’re crazy to go to Ballys

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      I have a soft spot for their house made corned beef hash with poached eggs. That shredded corn beef is soooooo good. Speaking of good, or at least interesting, I got a vape that tastes like circus animals cookies. That is one of those rare childhood treats I miss….stupid diabetes

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You know, I think I had that…Who makes it?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      It’s called circus cookie. I don’t see a brand but it’s a 60 ml bottle. White with a pink top

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, pretty sure I had/have that… It was good if it’s same… I’m vaping a Guava that is deliciousballs

  61. Eric says:
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    K Hendricks and T Watson for Darvish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Hendricks

  62. ashtray says:
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    Is there any reason why the Yanks couldn’t have just run A-Rod out there every day for the rest of the season to take a shot at the record? Is there really anything else they have going on that would be more interesting.

    Watch them ruin their prospects by calling them up too early.

    • William Hung says:
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      @ashtray: the yankees don’t want to pay A-Rod the bonus for reaching the milestone. They already said as much last season when they pulled all their marketing material they had on Arod’s chase

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: It’s an empty record at this point for A-Rod, sadly

  63. Frankgrimes says:
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    That Siri idea is fucking genius!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Frankgrimes: You’re up there in Silicon Valley, make it happen!

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Frankgrimes: Grimey!!!

      Language!

      How are ye, btw? As indicated above am squirrely.

      Cheers,
      Ante

  64. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Yesterday, I dropped ODB yesterday for Jank because I was sick of Mackanin’s benching to send a “message” and ODB wasn’t setting the world on fire (he had 1 homer and 4 steals in the past 30 days before yesterday). Did I make a mistake? Should I burn a waiver claim to get him back? I could also go after Orlando or Enciarte.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lincecuminmypants: I would’ve held, but if you need steals it should be fine

  65. Nightpandas says:
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    Who do you like more as a keeper? Dozier or Castro?

  66. Jimbob says:
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    I have Dee Gordon and Devon Travis,

    Keeping Dee at 2b. I can either play Travis or jupton at my utility,

    Ros do I drop upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimbob: Think you can move on from Upton

  67. Richard D says:
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    In a NL only
    S Schebler vs G Parra for the rest of the season

  68. Gregarious says:
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    In a re-draft…trout or miggy and fowler?

  69. ryanoger says:
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    Util spots…pick two?

    Khris Davis, Kepler, Chris Carter, Franco, and Freeman?

    thanks grey

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Should I lose Kepler or Freeman to add Franco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  70. jacks says:
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    Some lineup questions for the coming week in my 4X4:

    1) I’m up fairly big in wins and Ks don’t count. Should I risk running out Cole Hamels for @COL and DET?
    2) Lamb or Justin Turner this week? Lamb has 3 Leftys out of six plus Thor.
    3) Time to bench Duvall for Fowler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jacks: 1. No 2. Lamb 3. Sure, if you need runs

  71. Gregjeffries says:
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    Yo Grey!
    Are you holding out hope for Castellanos to return and produce before season ends?

    Need to drop 2, who are the drops? (15 team rotis, 5 player keeper, but none of these guys would make the cut)
    – Castellanos
    – T. Walker
    – Barrett
    – Matz
    – Judge
    – Dahl

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gregjeffries: You’re cutting Cast in a 15 team league? Why do you need to drop two of these?

      • Gregjeffries says:
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        Just debating dropping Cast. I dropped Prado last week to grab Musgrove, leaving my without my MI/CI (weekly lineups), then Cast went down, so now I need to fill two CI/MI spots before games start today. I’m barely hanging onto first place, trying to set myself up for the final push.
        Here’s my roster. What’s my move(s), do you think? Thanks much! I definitely wouldn’t be in first without you!

        C – Grandal
        1B – W. Myers
        2B – Altuve
        SS – Xander
        3B – Cast
        CI/MI – Open
        LF – Krush
        CF – Betts
        RF – Kepler
        U – Dahl
        SP – Arrieta, Lacky, Salazar, Duffy, Shoemaker, Hammel, Matz, Musgrove, T. Walker
        RP – Familia, Casilla, Watson, Estevez, Barrett
        Minors: Judge

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Impossible to say without knowing who’s available

          • gregjeffries says:
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            Yeah, there’s not a lot of quality on the wire. I was thinking about grabbing S. Gennett for the week since Hittertron likes him, but would still need another infielder. Here are the “best” of what’s out there…
            – Prado
            – Adonis
            – B.Phillips
            – C. Hernandez
            – S. Castro
            – Tim Anderson
            – Schimpf
            – Plouffe

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Adonis

              • gregjeffries says:
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                Awesome. Thanks!
                Drop T. Walker and Barrett to grab Scooter and Adonis?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure, if you don’t need saves

  72. Joe says:
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    I have McCarthy, who’s collapsed his past three starts, and De Leon who is getting called up on the 13th of never. Would you replace either of them with Eovaldi, Severino, Smyly, or Finnegan? SON hates them all this week but I’m willing to grab them and bench them this week only if you think they’re a worthwhile replacement ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Haha… These guys are all streamers, why are you cutting one streamer for another streamer with a bad matchup?

  73. Brandon Belts' Belt says:
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    Can you rank these starts ros: Tyler Anderson, Paxton, Smyly

  74. omar says:
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    Was there a mention somewhere of Judge getting the nod once A-Rod’s gone? Could it be Tyler Austin instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: I’ve been mentioning Judge for the last month

  75. ryanoger says:
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    One more…can’t DL both should I lose Kershaw or Danny Salazar?

  76. Scott says:
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    Happ and Fulmer for Pedro and Melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro Martinez? He’s stopped playing

  77. Nightmare says:
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    Greylord!!!! Hope u had a good weekend my dude. Great write up as always! So some things happened this weekend. Currently 12-6 in first place by a game. Here’s what I did: 12 team h2h pts
    1) my Sale/Cueto, and Pence for Arrieta/Thor and Just Dong. How’d I do? Trying to line up 2 starts in the playoffs
    2) my segura and Khris Davis for his Harper and McCarthy
    3) sonny gray is worth a drop now I’m sure. But who to pick up? Nova, dickey, Rodon, Manaea, de Leon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Solid 2. Harper 3) Yes, these are streamers

      • Nightmare says:
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        @Grey: Harper is mine. Guy accepted that trade

        Grandal
        Miggy
        Trea Turner
        Villar
        Beltre
        Just Dong
        Harper
        Kris Bryant
        Braun

        How’s my offense look. Anyone that needs to go and I can upgrade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t see any issues

  78. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Finally dropped Jimmy Jack James Shields today and it feels so great.

    I’m currently carrying both Estevez and Ottavino – think one or the other emerges b/c I could really use the roster spot.

    Also, what are your thoughts on Daniel Norris and Kendrys ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estevez is the closer…

  79. Reid-A-Book says:
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    Do you like Judge or Gurriel as the better stash this season to make a meaningful impact?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

  80. lost.. says:
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    Seimen, Tulo, Brad Miller for ROS.. any worth for keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • lost.. says:
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      Who’s best?

  81. Jack florida says:
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    For what it’s worth,
    I went to the rays Twins game on Saturday and this is what I saw
    Archer—–this was his third straight home start that I saw—-this was the first time he actually “pitched ” out of three the games, the other games he appeared to be aiming the ball. He also had pretty good location
    Berrios —–I would guess 90 percent of his pitches were 93-95, no variation at all on the speed no matter what he pitch was. He had trouble hitting the target and got behind a number of batters. I can see where he will be very good when he learns to change speeds and gets better control. He hides the ball very well and has a great move to first and second.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting stuff, thanks!

  82. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    I want to pick up the kid from Houston Gurriel. I’m thinking of dropping Duvall to get him. Woukd you make that move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        My choices are Duvall or Zobrist

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey

        My choices are: Duvall, Zobrist, Conforto (who I would like to keep), Holland (I think he will come back and close somewhere). SO it’s either Duvall or Zobrist. Would you drop Zobrist to get Gurriel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Holland

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            again the issue will be once he gets called up i will have to drop someone then who? Duvall or Zobrist?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Zobrist

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                so would it be easier to drop Zobrist now for him?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not really but if you like

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    ok thanks Grey

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    if I give up Taijuan Walker and Adam Duvall for Jose Fernandez, am I giving up too little, too much, or it’s a fair offer?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds solid for you

  83. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    Great point about Bundy. There is some disease in fantasy baseball where owners and experts give up on highly touted rookies when they aren’t Mike Trout or Clayton Kershaw from day one. I’ve seen an owner stash Urias in my NL-Only dynasty league since last season, and then drop his ass when he struggled out of the gates. Now watch, ESPN will leave Urias, Rodon, and Berrios unranked next year, and then you will get a million comments asking “Who should I take, (one of those guys) or Bud Norris in 17th round?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally!

  84. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, can you please rank these SP for next season?

    Kyle Hendricks
    Danny Duffy
    Jameson Taillon
    Lucas Giolito

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Hendricks

  85. ryanoger says:
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    F-Rod, Oh, Watson, and Dyson. Need to lose one, who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watson

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry for all the questions today. Kershaw was dropped in my league. I currently have Pollock Stashed on my DL, I should lose Pollock in hopes that Kershaw can come back for the playoffs, correct?

        redraft…in order to make this move I need to move around some RPs so that’s why the above qustion about my closers…thanks as always man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prefer Kershaw

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Grey:

            With my batting I’m gonna be hard pressed to slot Pollock in if he does come back, and I’ll need the SP help where I can take it, I’ll just prayer circle hard for Kersh’s return now both him and Salazar.

            thanks man happy monday

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  86. fknboz says:
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    I’m 6.5 games up on 2nd place and desperate to win my first championship after 10 years of fantasy sports.

    Drop Altherr, Franco, Nuñez, and/or Belt for
    Travis, Dickerson, Judge, and/or Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez for Travis

  87. herschel says:
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    @Grey: mark up Jon Gray’s start yesterday to coors factor? you ok starting him this week @ phi or better to go with paxton @ oak or skaggs @ cle?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  88. ichirosan says:
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    So.. if I need pitching BADLY in my 20 man H2H dynasty league, and I also have Tim Anderson and César Hernández, what kind of pitcher would you target for Villar? Because Carrasco was my first thought XD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco is fair, any top 15 SP

  89. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Happy Monday boo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! What’s going on with you? You still divorced? Remarried? Dating like you’re a 17 year old?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yup divorced…actually I’ve been seeing a girl i was best friends with in high school and beyond…we lost touch for about 10 years, and now we are both divorced and happier than pigs in shit….Its nice when you’re with someone you actually get along with.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Good to hear you found someone…

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Yeah things are looking up finally…still dealing with some B.S. here and there but overall it has settled down….How’s everything on your end

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Solid, I’m in the desert again at Mother Cougs’ house…Here for about a week, then back to LA… It’s 114 degrees today…Sweet!

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: But its a dry heat right lol

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah that’s what they say…As they’re hyperventilating from the heat

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: What do we call the mother of a cougar is there a term for that…please suggest in the comments.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha… Puma?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Total proud Puma

                    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                      @JeF WiTh 1 F: So Proud Puma it is then

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Perfect!

  90. Ddv says:
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    Drop Franco or alther for judge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

      • Ddv says:
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        @Grey: what should I do

        Have to either drop McCarthy or hellickson to get tajuan off my dl to add judge

        Drop altherr and giolito of na so I can activate tajuan and put judge in na spot

        Or just hold!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McCarthy

  91. Jon A says:
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    Gerrit Cole for Hendricks, Glasnow and Hosmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

      • Jon A says:
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        @Grey:

        Same deal Hendricks or Fullmer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really?

  92. Rob says:
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    Team 1 gets Bregman and Desmond
    Team 2 gets degrom and Justin Turner

    What are your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  93. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey,

    This week I have to start one more pitcher. I’ve been starting Wainwright, but he is @CHC this week which is not too good. Would you prefer to pick up Rob Whalen (@MIL, @WAS)? It is a points league, by the way (H2H points). Or, alternatively, I could start a RP like Barrett, Estevez, or Maurer, but all of those guys have been shaky/not getting many save opps so I don’t love those options.

    Thanks a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None are good… Wainwright

      • asdfasdf says:
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        @Grey: All right thanks, that’s how I was leaning even though I don’t like Wainwright’s matchup, since I don’t have any faith in the other guys. That’s how you know it’s an NL-only league haha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. Billy Tell says:
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    Which, if any, would you drop in a forever keeper dynasty league to add Dylan Bundy? League counts QS instead of Wins. I’m currently in 1st place and in great shape to win the league this year for what it’s worth.

    Anthony DeSclafani
    Michael Pineda
    Eddie Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeSclafani

  95. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

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

    Yo Grey I don’t mean to be a pain because I know I asked last night but SON changed it’s tune on a couple starts below plus I found a few more options so can you help me plan the best starts this week in a new points matchup where I HAVE TO WIN after losing two weeks in row. The dude I’m playing this week isn’t a big streamer and it looks like he’ll have 12 starts out of his rostered guys by the end of next Sunday. As you know I can potentially use 11 before Sunday so I can reevaluate heading into the 14th so maybe I should focus on quality over quantity here since I got screwed last week by a couple big negative point outputs…

    8/8
    Urias v. PHI (26.8)
    McHugh @MIN (-1.4)

    8/9 (4 start max)
    Leake vs. CIN (13.6)
    Fiers @MIN (-0.1)
    Volquez vs. CHA (-8.6)
    Bauer @WAS (-11.8)
    Severino @BOS (-16.3)

    8/10
    Ray @NYN (18.3)
    E. Santana vs. HOU (-5.9)

    8/11 (4 start max)
    Taillon vs. SD (21.7)
    Skaggs @CLE (12.6)
    Berrios vs. HOU (0.2)
    Pineda @BOS (2.1)
    M. Gonzalez @KC (?)

    8/12 (4 start max)
    Manaea vs. SEA (7.2)
    Cashner vs. CHA (6.0)
    Duffy @MIN (3.5)
    Nelson vs. CIN (5.3)
    Rodon @MIA (2.7)
    Shoemaker @CLE (1.5)
    Walker @OAK (0.6)
    Nova @LAN (-8.7)
    E. Rodriguez vs. ARI (-11.6)

    8/13 (4 start max)
    Price vs. ARI (17.3)
    Carrasco vs. LAA (17.7)
    McCarthy vs. PIT (13.6)
    T. Anderson @PHI (11.6)
    Paxton @OAK (0.3)
    McHugh @TOR (-3.7)
    Ventura @MIN (-6.4)

    8/14
    Severino vs. TB (9.8)
    Bauer vs. LAA (1.1)
    Volquez @MIN (-10.8)
    Leake @CHN (-11.3)

    Thanks again!

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Okay you probably just missed my comment but it’d really help to know who you’d start from the options above because it will help me prioritize who/when to add certain SPs to my staff with my smaller bench since I just acquired Price (who didn’t impress me) but I gained a bench bat in the process so I only have 4 bench spots for pitching. My staff now looks like this:

      (4) SP: Carrasco, Price, Duffy, Shoemaker
      (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Giles
      (4) Bench: (Taillon, McCarthy, Urias, McHugh)

      (1) DL: Salazar

      The guys on my team vs. my available pitching options above should give you an idea of what I’m working with pitching wise … So for instance Paxton is still available but is he even going to be okay after taking a comebacker on his left elbow? I could drop a pitcher now for him and still stream out of the other 1 or 2 spots there?

      Also Skaggs will clear waivers tomorrow but considering the lack of ROS pitchers available I’m not sure if I should be using my 7th waiver priority to make sure I get him back on my team? If so, then I can still have one streamer spot assuming Paxton and Skaggs are more than streamers? What about McCarthy!? I’m kicking myself because I missed out on upside guys like Bundy, Musgrove, and even Moore after dropping him and I also dropped Pax twice last minute last week and I didn’t get any of the 52 pts he racked up!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Didn’t I give you the starters to start yesterday?

        • ebudz says:
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          @Grey: “… I don’t mean to be a pain because I know I asked last night but SON changed it’s tune on a couple starts below plus I found a few more options… ”

          plus I also mentioned how maybe I don’t need to necessarily use 11 starts, rather just pick the best ones? Since the opponent “I’m playing this week isn’t a big streamer and it looks like he’ll have 12 starts out of his rostered guys by the end of next Sunday…”

          My bad, I thought I articulated clearly enough in my first comment but sorry for being a bother man! Have a good day!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Why don’t you just ask me daily about one day’s worth of starts rather than asking me on Sunday to give you a week’s worth of starts that you change daily?

            • ebudz says:
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              @Grey: Well it’s the first year of this league’s start limit rule so I’ve thought it’s best to plan and compare a rough idea of starters for the week ahead of time so I don’t miss out on better start options later in the week.

              I guess I could easily list a couple a day but I figured that with 2, 3 maybe even 4 start/sit options a day there’s more risk of blowing through the start limit by like Friday and then miss out on starts that were probably better options ya know? Also it helps me prioritize who is worth rostering vs. dumping for a streamers for the week.

              Ha you probably still think I’m crazy but props to you for your patience in dealing with everyone’s questions! (especially mine)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Taillon vs. SD (21.7)
      Skaggs @CLE (12.6)
      Manaea vs. SEA (7.2)
      Cashner vs. CHA (6.0)
      Duffy @MIN (3.5)
      Shoemaker @CLE (1.5)
      Price vs. ARI (17.3)
      Carrasco vs. LAA (17.7)
      Pax
      McCarthy vs. PIT (13.6)
      Bauer vs. LAA (1.1)

  96. Chester says:
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    Who would you drop of these guys, if you had to drop one?

    Paxton, Shoe, Bundy, Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs

  97. Jon A says:
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    Glasnow, De Leon, Gallo or Puig…. keep two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig, Glasnow

  98. Eric says:
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    K Hendricks for Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  99. JP says:
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    Altuve/Gyorko or Dee Gordon/Villar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  100. ERad says:
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    You watching ‘The Night Of’ on HBO?

    Digging it, always been a fan of John Turturro – and obviously Michael K Williams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s so good, favorite new show that’s on right now… Turturro’s the best! Love all the characters really… You see Treach from Naughty by Nature in Sunday’s episode?

  101. points league says:
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    good afternoon Grey ! I’m in a 12 team h2h weekly points league al/nl I have to start 3 OF and 1 Utility player I currently start Fowler, khris Davis ,Polanco, and @ U ed Nunez. naquin on the bench would you drop naquin for Alex dickerson and also play him this week over Polanco? I’m holding onto the wild card spot by a slim points lead with 2 weeks left and just need to make sure I don’t screw myself out of points playing a part time guy cuz of a inj or lefty/righty match up thing. Thx for your suggestion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Dickerson over Nunez, can lose Naquin

  102. ERad says:
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    “Yah I guess Ellen is cool”

    The show has been on point – hoping they can tie everything together.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed… I do get the feeling he’s gonna be guilty, but not really… Not spoiler, speculatin’

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I’m getting that sense too

        Roided out Turturro is the best.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve never been so invested in John Turturro getting laid

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: Haha yes!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Have you ever thought you’d be wishing a boner on John Turturro?

              • ERad says:
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                @Grey: Nope, but I’m glad we’re in this together now.

                Gotta scratch that itch!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ewwwww

  103. John says:
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    have colome chapman melancon and now thornburg.. trade one of them and matz or odorizzi for Kluber or carrasco? it’s a pts league. which would you deal for which pitcher?

  104. Joeg414 says:
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    No Quotes this week , down at the Jetsey shore
    Tonight I’m gonna take that ride
    Across the river to the Jersey side
    Take my baby to the carnival
    And I’ll take her on all the rides
    ‘Cause down the shore everything’s all right
    You and your baby on a Saturday night
    You know all my dreams come true
    When I’m walking down the street with you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! Have fun!

  105. points league says:
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    good afternoon Grey ! I’m in a 12 team h2h weekly points league al/nl now a pitching question. can you pick 5 out of these 9 to start. I have a hard time sitting some of my regulars so could use diff perspective

    Carrasco @ LAA vs Skaggs
    Skaggs vs Carrasco
    Tanaka vs matt andriese TB
    Syndenrgaard vs Godley ARZ
    Lackey vs Weaver LAA and vs Leake STL
    Musgrove @ TOR vs Liriano
    Estrada vs D Smyly TB
    J Gray vs TBA Philly
    Wacha vs C Reed CIN and @ CHI vs Hendricks

    Thx for your help again !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco @ LAA vs Skaggs
      Skaggs vs Carrasco
      Tanaka vs matt andriese TB
      Syndenrgaard vs Godley ARZ
      Lackey vs Weaver LAA and vs Leake STL
      Estrada

  106. Ray says:
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    looking for some advise as I’m wanting to move Jo Fer before the deadline

    Jo Fer for Ortiz/Grienke?
    Jo Fer for Trumbo or Crush?

    looking to see if these are fair or whatnot.

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo or Davis

  107. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    10-team H2H. I need to stream a couple spots this week, so who’s the drop between Tomlin and Taijuan Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  108. Wudaben says:
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    12 Team H2H league here.. Sitting in 1st place a week before the playoffs. Matchups are two weeks long and you can’t stream pitchers, rosters basically lock at the end of this week. I have Salazar & McCullers on my bench to go along with the following Starters:

    Syndergaard, Darvish, Duffy, Fulmer, Matz, Gray, Pineda, Taillon & Bundy.

    I need to decide whether to cut bait with Salazar & McCullers within this week or carry them throughout the playoffs. I’ll have one chance to dump one of them once the playoffs start but that’s it. The guys available on waivers in my league are pretty thin… Paxton, Rodon, Severino, Smyly. Given the options would you hold one or both of these guys at this time? and if you would dump one who would you pickup?

    Also, lost Story and have Baez now but I’m a little concerned about playing time for Baez as the Cubs get everyone back healthy. I’m thinking of stashing a Baez insurance policy before the rosters lock. Who do you think is the safer option of Jose Reyes or Bregman? I’m a bit worried that I end up with both Baez and Bregman in part time roles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why wouldn’t you dump McCullers? Is this is a keeper?

      • Wudaben says:
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        I’m fully prepared to dump McCullers but just want to make sure I don’t cut bait too soon. With McCullers they are saying he should throw two weeks from 8/2. If he were to throw and have no problems it would seem realistic that he could be an option for one of my two week matchups come 8/29-9/11 or 9/12-/25. Maybe not..

        If you dumped him who would you go for based on the options I gave?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can drop McCullers for Pax

  109. John says:
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    have colome chapman melancon and now thornburg.. trade one of them and matz or odorizzi for Kluber or carrasco? it’s a pts league. which would you deal for which pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon and Matz for Carrasco or Kluber

  110. smegma says:
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    Need to make some moves in 12 team redraft:

    1. Keep 1 out of Walker, Berrios, or Koehler (Koehler gets 2 starts next week @cin/@pit)

    2. Pickup Watson, J.Johnson, Thornburg or Bedrosian for saves ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Don’t know matchups for the other two, but Koehler’s not great there 2 Thornburg

  111. Huddy says:
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    Last follow up to a question above, start Gray @ PHI or bench in favor of EDiaz for extra saves (I’m already starting Jansen Melancon Kimbrel)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Gray

      • Huddy says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate it, thanks, have a good one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  112. Booneys Wheelhouse says:
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    Good afternoon,

    Mariners fan here. I am at wits end here with taiwan walker. I love his potential but despise his bi-polarness on the mound. After going 12-0 in back to back h2h weeks i moved into 1st but after these recent two weeks i was schooled and dropped to 4th.

    6×6 stat cats, limited moves (35 total on the year) in which i have used up 23. 4 weeks left b4 playoffs start. Do I move on from walker or hold hope that he turns it around and finds his groove to help the mariners reach the post season for the first time in what…15 years?

    Question is: drop walker for musgrove? Despise the fact the musgrove pitches on the stros and i will prolly end up pitching against the mariners as these two teams duke it out for a wildcard spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Musgrove

  113. jacks says:
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    Had a similiar question to the one above about Jon Gray. Had picked him up for his @ PHI start which looks mighty juicy. But yesterday’s mauling is giving me pause. Still play him over Pomeranz vs NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Gray

  114. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Rotoworld is going gaga over Gurriel after he put up good numbers in single-A as expected – do you share their sentiment today? Would you drop Schoop for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t, I wouldn’t

  115. Scott says:
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    Happ and Fulmer for Pedro Alvarez and Melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarez, it’s fair

  116. Scott says:
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    Utility spot: Naquin or Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  117. peacecoast says:
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    pick up alex dickerson and drop J upton ROS? he just sux most of the time it will actually feel very good dropping him. I am first in HR, RBI and RUNS. would u also drop jup for altherr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

  118. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    I never thought I’d ask this, but are you starting Polanco or Altherr this week? I got killed last week thanks to Story, Yoenis, Nola, Polanco and McCullers all either going DL or DTD.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Altherr if they have the same number of games, though I feel bad saying that like I might get struck down

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: They do – it feels gross. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  119. Phil Rizzuto is Alive!!! says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Please rank ROS – K. Gausman, J. Gray, Manaea, Rodon. Are they all just streamers? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers

  120. Scott says:
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    Are you giving Deshields a shot at Coors this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he were starting I would stream him, but I’d stream anyone starting at Coors

  121. Scott says:
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    Bregman or Baez for MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  122. Nico says:
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    Hey Grey! Brad Miller, Yasmany Tomas, or Khris Davis RoS to keep up this offensive pace, specifically looking for HR/OBP? Only advantage I see for the first 2 is position eligibility since I only have 5 moves for the RoS in my league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  123. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I’m big on Yoan Moncada and Lucas Giolito.
    If push comes to shove and I can only have one on my roster as a keeper for the next 2-3 years, who should I keep (assuming fantasy relevance by hopefully the start of next year)?

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoan

  124. Scott says:
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    Interesting, second day in a row that Escobar has sat out in favor of Jorge Polanco at SS. Could this be a changing of the guard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be nice

  125. Pat says:
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    Dump Cast for Bregman or Alterr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  126. Jon A says:
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    Anthony Rendon or Dozier for rest of year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  127. Alex says:
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    Dropped Naquin for Travis…Would I have been better off with Bregman?

    And is Skaggs a streamer now? I don’t see any immediate replacements, but De Leon is available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re dropping Skaggs for De Leon, I’d hold… Going for Travis is fine, it’s a coin flip

  128. Jon A says:
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    Lorenzo Cain and CMart for Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  129. jdub01984 says:
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    Not sure if you’re reading comments on today’s article. If not, I’ll post it on the new article in the morning. Thanks for all the time you spend answering questions.

    Hitting Categories in my league are R, H, HR, RBI, TB, S, and AVG. Which player for the rest of the season: Jonathan Schoop or Devon Travis. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

      • jdub01984 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Would you take Travis overr Gyorko or Hernan Perez for the ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gyorko

  130. omar says:
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    9 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto: The big fish in the trade can be kept thru 2017

    Trout
    Nate Jones

    -or-

    Machado
    Kiermaier
    Bedrosian

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  131. Charlie says:
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    Grey, 6×5 (including obp) keeper league. I currently have the following pitchers on my roster. One of which is Taijuan sitting in my DL spot. So I’ll have to cut someone to make room for him. Possibly drop him? I’m also thinking of picking up Musgrove but would need to drop two players. Someone to clear my DL spot and then someone to pick up Musgrove. Do I drop one player or two and pick up Musgrove? Thanks!

    Marco Estrada, Michael Fulmer, Steven Matz, Rick Porcello, Junior Guerra, Yu Darvish, Danny Duffy, Tyler Skaggs, Taijuan Walker

    ALex Colome, Kelvin Herrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerra and Porcello

  132. Chester says:
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    Altuve & Crush Davis or Mookie & Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  133. Jon A says:
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    better streamer for tomorrow

    Chad Kuhl vs SD
    Mike Fiers @ Minn
    Daniel Norris @ Sea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  134. dhouse42 says:
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    In one roto league (yahoo 12player 5×5 redraft) im in 5th/6th ish, the guy in first (by a lot) really wants my mookie.

    he’s offering me bryce harper, trumbo and sam dyson for mookie and shoemaker. I do only have 2 closers…should i take this??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  135. What's A Drexl? says:
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    was able to trade dyson for bundy and shoemaker + porcello to a team that needed SP depth for hamels. pretty pretty prettaaay good.

    in NL only gotta drop somebody to add SP depth, drop parra or captain kirk or heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Kirk

  136. Brian says:
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    NL Only League where OPS replaces BA, who will have the most ROS value:

    Wilmer Flores, Hunter Renfroe, Joe Panik, Jose Reyes, Domingo Santana or David Peralta?

    Renfroe would be a five dollar keeper next year if that tips the scales… I’m weighing that against the fact that I’m in first and in a dogfight (up by 4.5 points, but will lose a point in saves due to the Jeffress trade and could lose several points easily in WHIP as we’re all bunched up).

    What to do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flores

  137. John says:
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    Picked up Moore to face National League hitters in ATT….but seeing rooks like Taillon, Bundy and Musgrove catch fire has me second guessing that. Would you please rank these four?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy, Musgrove

  138. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team obp h2h limited moves

    Only bench bat, looking for upside, dropped Hanley for Sano…right move? Also available: Belt, Kepler, Pederson, Tomas, Brad Miller

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Kepler

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @Grey:

        Ugh that who I was debating about. Funny enough, it’s either the Twins number three hitter or the clean up hitter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, ugh indeed

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

    I’m in a position for 1st place.
    I want to know if this is asking too much for Machado, or is this good in what I should ask for for Machado.

    give- Machado, Yelich, (throw ins Granderson, POrlandop, Broxton, Kiemaier)
    get- Scherzer, Lester, Pujols, Villar, KDavis, Eaton.

    I would get 2 top SP, 2 guys for power, 2 guys for SB. this should put me over the edge for the win.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Realmuto. 1B- PAlvarez, 2B- Schoop. 3B- Beltre. SS- Machado. IN- Trumbo.
    OF- Marte. OF- Yelich. OF- Duvall. OF- ADickerson. UT- Bregman.
    BN- Granderson, POrlando, Saladino, Kiemaier. DL- Duda.
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Carrasco. RP- Britton. RP- Madson.
    P- Estevez. P- Kintzler. P- Thornburg.
    BN- Barrett, JJohnson, deGrom, Estrada, Hendricks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid, I wouldn’t do it… Gwt cheaper steals and SP with a different piece

  140. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    Would you rather keep Brad Miller @ $21 in an AL-only Dynasty or try and move him for Taijuan Walker @ $9?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer Walker, neither are great

      • Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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        @Grey: Would $5 Daniel Norris be a better get?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  141. What's A Drexl? says:
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    STL announcers, it’s just stupid here. b.hamilton steals 3rd, REALLY easily. guy on 1st, 2 outs. they say (edmonds too, and he’s usually not that stupid, unlike the others ones, they always are) that this is “bad” and he’s only doing it to get the steal stat. and if they were the coach he’d have a “talking to”. really. as if it’s not easier to score from 3B than 2B?

    my question is, do these guys even have to put in job applications to get these announcer jobs? mcdonalds does to hustle burgers out of a heat lamp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, they’re the worst

  142. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Yo Yelich has breakout written all over him for next season..starting to find some power…I’m intrigued

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: And I don’t mean an acne breakout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yeah, still young (high school age, I believe)… Could get there next year

  143. Pipa says:
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    Do you like Trumbo for Matz?

    1b. Hosmer
    2b. Altuve
    3b. Bryant
    ss. Seager
    Of. JBJ
    Of. Fowler
    Of. Trumbo
    UT. Beltran
    UT. Solarte
    B. Dickerson
    B. Soler

    Sp. Price
    Sp. Hendricks
    Sp. Maeda
    Sp. Wacha
    Sp. Stroman
    Sp. Straily
    Sp. Sanchez (Tor)
    Sp. R Hill
    Sp. Shoemaker

    • Pipa says:
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      @Pipa: Also, looking at trading Shoemaker for Altherr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do that

      • Pipa says:
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        @Grey:

        Which one? Or both?

  144. Robert says:
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    What do you think about Jorge Polanco? Better than Arcia this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Arcia, but likely tossup

  145. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi, Naquin, and Travis are still availble in my h2h pts league, drop Altherr or Dahl for either or both? Thanks.

  146. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp limited moves

    1) Need to drop one of Taillon, Snell or McCarthy to activate Hill on Friday… it’s McCarthy, right?

    2) best DL stash to replace Hill

    Hitters: Pollock
    Pitchers: Vizcaino, Rosenthal, Street, Wheeler, Nola, Ryu

    3) Any of these guys worth a stream before I activate Hill:

    Gio v CLE, J. Garcia v CIN, E. Santana v HOU, Severino @ BOS, Ray @ NYM

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