Yesterday, Jacob deGrom threw 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks and 11 Ks, screaming at the top of his lungs that Metco will now be known as deGromercy Park, and if you missed deGame, then feast your eyes on deROM, because your underwear is now firmware after what he did to Wong — 2 Ks.  Or if you’re Asian, then deNom-Nom-Nom, or into deRom-Com with meGrom Ryan and would be the deBomb dot gov.  Okay, okay, deCalm down, deGrey, you sound like you’re trying to teach Gibberish to a foreigner.  I was concerned about deGrom in the opening month, but he’s turned on the jets recently (sorry, Sharks).  His K-rate is 8.7, walk rate is 2.1 and his xFIP is 3.26.  That’s a little less than ace numbers, but not too far less.  Solid number two, which is actually a good thing in this example.  By the by, can someone get in touch with deGrom for me?  I have a chapstick called deGrom Lip Balm and I need an endorsement.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Lucas Duda – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers.  Oh Duda Duda day!  This homerific day proves three things:  1) Trust your power hitters will hit for power.  2) Now it’s likely too late to buy low.  3) There’s no 3.

Jaime Garcia – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks.  Any game he gets through healthy is a win for him.  Or any game where someone figures out how to make a plastic bubble for him to throw out of is a huge win.  You know, the plastic bubble thing is played out.  From now on, Garcia should be surrounded by fathers with those foam mallets from Whac-A-Mole as they try to impress their sons.  Someone trying to injure Garcia?  Whac-A-Mole!  Someone trying to find use for an overripe avocado?  Whac-A-Moley!  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start for Garcia, but I didn’t trust it and don’t trust him, in general.  If you’re hurting for something in deeper leagues, sure, you can take a flyer, but I imagine he’ll be hurt within the next few weeks.  Whac-A-Mole or no Whac-A-Mole.

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .349.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but for whatever reason I feel like trying to get you people to pick up Tomas is like trying to get Tomas to eat vegan.  You’re impossible, you.

Archie Bradley – 5 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks.  His next start gets worst, according to the Stream-o-Nator, and I’d look elsewhere IRL and IFL.  Did I just create an acronym?  *high fives self*  Note to self, put down coffee before high-fiving self.

David Peralta – 0-for-5 as the Diamondbacks scored seven runs.  Not quite a ticker tease, but it was especially lovely since he was my batty call for the day.  Teach me to trust a Peralta without an oddly placed H in his first name.

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .308 as he leads off every game…until he doesn’t.  Yeah, I have no idea what the Diamondbacks are doing with their outfield, but Ender has been a solid, uh, beginner for the D’Backs lineup, and seems to play every game against righties while hitting above .300 against lefties.

Brad Ziegler – 1 IP, 0 ER and his first save.  Smokey went over his bullpen report yesterday and he put Enrique Burgos as the D-Bags closer, but I’d say the pecking order for saves is Ziegler then Burgos.  I imagine Smokey just didn’t want to title his article, Bullpen Report:  Heil Ziegler!

Mat Latos – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.12.  Someone earnestly asked me yesterday if I’d start Latos and I said, “I wouldn’t own him.”  I didn’t mean to come off rude, and I was the one that liked Latos in the preseason, but we’re seven weeks in and you have to start cutting bait with underperformers.  Latos is the Prince of Underperformers, and the royal abbreviation for princes is HRH, which is short for harumph.

Dee Gordon – 0-for-4, 1 run, hitting .386, and his average has fallen 40 points in the last ten days.  With each passing day, the sell window will become narrower.

Corey Dickerson – Walt Weiss said Dickerson might need surgery, which would knock him out for the year.  Weiss added, “Could someone tie my shoes?  I can’t figure it out.”

Justin Morneau – The Rockies announced that The Concussador won’t be returning from the concussion DL on time.  That’s all right, we have Wilin Rosario!  “Not so fast home Slice,” says Walt Weiss as he looks at a can of orange Slice in his home refrigerator.  Ben Paulsen, who rocks a sick mustache, started at first base yesterday and went 2-for-5, 1 run.  Paulsen profiles beyond his mustache as a Quad-A player, and Weiss hates Rosario, ’tis is true, but I do think Rosario’ll likely see most at-bats.

Brandon Barnes – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  He replaced Stubbs on the roster and this big day could lead to him seeing at-bats in place of Dickerson.  Barnes was hitting .205 in 33 games in Triple-A this year.  Though, Barnes did make a huge impression as Terri on Three’s Company.

Ryan Howard – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .257.  Hey, I wouldn’t pay $25 million a year for this season, but at corner infidel, you can likely do much worse.

Darin Ruf – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs as he hit third in the lineup, which is hilarious.  I believe batting Ruf third is the baseball equivalent to waving a white flag.

Preston Tucker – 1-for-1 and his 1st major league homer.  Presto!

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I nearly said he was a hot schmotato yesterday due to a 2-for-4 day on Wednesday, because, brucely, two hits in one game for Castellanos is a huge game, and now that he’s homered the following game, I would grab him.

Anthony Gose – 3-for-5, hitting .325.  Mean’s while Rajai Davis went 1-for-5, 1 RBI and his 10th steal, as The King of SAGNOF shows Gose that when you get on base, you give fantasy owners what they desire.  Well, they mostly desire Doritos and the ability to sleep until noon, but also steals.

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd steal, hitting .300, and two steals in the last two games, along with one caught stealing.  Loving that the Tigers switched out Yoenis’s Gatorade with Red Bull.  Now switch out his baby powder with the devil’s dandruff and let’s see him put the pedal to the Ron LeFlore!

David Price – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  Did you expect less strikeouts with Price vs. the Astros?  The entire Astros team strikes out at a 25% rate.  If the Astros make the playoffs, they are going to face all aces and strike out at least 15 times a game.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.32.  I’m not joking when I say it’s merely a blip on the radar until it’s two years later of lousy pitching and Kershaw is being compared to ex-Cy Young perennial, Lincecum.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks and he pitchslapped Kershaw.  Bum’s ERA is at 2.84 and it looks like the concerns about his 270 IP pitched last year were for naught, or David Naughton, if he’s reading.

Angel Pagan – 2-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .325 on the year with 4 steals.  That’s a lot more usable than the Angel who chases the Pagan through the Vatican in the new Dan Brown novel.

Albert Pujols – His wrist x-rays conclusively showed no fractures.  Damn, those x-rays are so decisive.  Obviously, they’re not female.    Just playin’!  You know I love the ladies (and Giancarlo).

Marc Krauss – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer as he played 1st for Pujols.  Can The Sciosciapath at least trade Cron so he can hit homers for someone else?

David Freese – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .233.  It’s everyone favorite installment of…Where does Freese rank relative to other 3rd baseman on the Player Rater?!  He’s just in front of Beltre and Longoria.  Yay (if you don’t own Longoria or Beltre)!

Matt Shoemaker – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 6.29.  I mentioned this about six weeks ago, but he looks like he’s hiding an injury.  Either way, he really should’ve been sent to the Disgraceful List a while ago.

Devon Travis – Hit the DL with shoulder inflammation.  Whatever, Devon White never disappointed me!

R.A. Dickey – 9 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.49.  He had surrendered two runs, until Freese homered with two outs in the ninth.  At least, Freese didn’t force Dickey to completely shrivel up and was able to finish.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  I’m sure by this point many of you are familiar with Edwin, the bird keeper.  I like that this meme has taken on a mind of its own.

Steve Tolleson – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 2nd steal.  Okay, there’s a chance Travis is simply playing in a Tolleson jersey.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4.  At one point, a trainer came on the field because Abreu couldn’t hold the bat.  I guess the White Sox decided for what Abreu’s done this year he doesn’t need to hold a bat.

Danny Salazar – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.50, which doesn’t tell anywhere near the whole story.  He’s been as good, if not better than any other pitcher.  Yeah, as good as Scherzer.  Yup, and F-Her.  You name ’em.  Salazar’s K-rate is 12.4 and his walk rate is 1.9.  That’s fantasy baseball ambrosia right there.

Mike Aviles – 4-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days waiting for something from Aviles.

Nick Swisher – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer.  That’s one small step for facial hair, one giant leap for side burns.

Drew Smyly – Will need eight weeks of rehab.  Well, technically, this is after eight previous weeks of rehab…and a few weeks of surgery…and a few weeks of not knowing what was going on with his arm, so, yeah, Drew Sadly.

Coco CrispA’s reporter, Susan Slusser, tweeted, “Coco Crisp says via Snapchat that he got “disheartening news” about his neck injury, but he did not provide details.”  There’s also a chance he was going to say what the problem was, but because he’s over the age of 15 he had no idea how to use Snapchat.

Alex Colome – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.81 vs. Jesse Chavez 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  I’m so grateful that Colome got his shizz together in time to face the guy I replaced him with on my teams, Chavez.  So, do I replace Chavez with Bolsinger to get his next opponent, Kennedy, to right the ship?  Help, I’ve painted myself into a logic corner!  On the fo’really, I like Colome; his lack of walks and 7-ish K-rate is appealing, but I do like Chavez better since his K-rate is bit more robust, which is a word the guy banging your ex-wife uses.

Brad Boxberger – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 12th save.  Elsewhere, the owner of Jake McGee wonders why he can’t catch a break.

David DeJesus – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Now has a seven-game hitting streak, and hitting near-.400 in that time.  He has stretches like this on occasion and I’d definitely say hot schmotato and grab him if you have room.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners (1 BB), 8 Ks, ERA down to 3.91.  His K-rate is up to 8.4 from last year’s 7.6.  Unfortch, he’s added an extra walk per nine too, and that’s been the difference between a low-3 ERA and a high-3 ERA.  If his location returns, he could be more usable than he’s been so far this year.

Cameron Maybin – 1-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th steal, hitting over-.400 in the last week with two steals.  I’ve been hesitant about mentioning him, because I feel like as soon as I do Fredi will start playing EY or Maybin will get hurt because…That’s so Maybin!

Kyle Hendricks – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The Stream-o-Nator loved last night’s start and likes his next one too, so you do you, I’ll do me and hopefully neither us go blind.

Addison Russell – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  On one hand, I can’t figure out why he’s batting ninth.  On the other hand, I’m not sure where else he could hit in that order.  On the third hand that is really just a mitten on a bottle of Jägermeister, Joe Maddon.

Kris Bryant – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Surprised he’s hitting for such a high average, but it’s still early.  Damn, I sound so jaded.  Okay, let’s try that again.  I’m surprised Bryant is hitting for such a high average, which will continue if he gets really lucky.  Ugh, I tried.

Steve Pearce – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, a grand slam as he played his 10th game at 2nd base.  A .250, 17-homer guy is a whole lot more palatable as a middle infielder.  For further reading on the subject, see Jhonny Peralta’s career.

Brad Miller – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting near-.350 in the last week and in front of Cano in the two hole.  Yeah, I was burned by him last year too.  Badly.  But he does seem to be at the least a hot schmotato.

Chris Taylor – 1-for-2 and his 2nd steal and has been playing every day since his return from his injury.  At least I think it’s him, but his picture looks like his face is CGI’d.  Did someone at deviantART create Chris Taylor?

Mitch Moreland – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .312.  This was his 2nd homer in the last four games, and could be the start of a little schmotato streak.

Clay Buchholz – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  Since I told you to buy him, his ERA is 2.49.  *blows on knuckles, wipes knuckles on shirt, realizes there was tomato sauce on knuckles*  Aw, man!

Shane Victorino – Couldn’t play yesterday because his calf soreness is “centralized somewhat.”  Is he a robot?

Pablo Sandoval – 0-for-1, but didn’t start yesterday because of his knee or because he’s in terrible shape.  Which is way more likely?  Speaking of Sandoval that should read ‘weigh more likely.’

 
  1. Brian says:
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    Liriano or Paxton ROS?

    Alex Guerrero or Rusney Castillo? Looking for best OF bat going forward between these two.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Brian: To tag onto this comment, here’s to hoping some of the injury concerns opens up a slot for Rusney… I mean, Victorino is 100 and Pablo is 300 (age and weigh respectively).

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Brian: i dont think guerero will ever get full time at bats,they have seager coming up soon and the cuban will be here in july and crawford will be back soon

    • Elliot

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      @Brian:
      I would go with Castillo. I agree with AL that Guerrero getting dicked around by Mattingly is driving me up a wall.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Elliot: I can’t imagine they are going to bring Olivera in to sit the bench. He’s going to take a spot in the IF… not sure where… but if he had Tommy John concerns, I can’t imagine 3B is the place for him… He’s not supposed to be a SS and Kendrick if playing well at 2B. So it’s all a mystery to me. Rusney is highly talented, paid too well to play in the minors, and Boston is a team that needs a shot in the arm offensively…

        Seems like the circumstances of both teams point towards Rusney. Unless Guerrero is the piece that gets moved when the Dodgers try to upgrade via trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: Liriano, Rusney

  2. Snag says:
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    I’m glad I went with Hittertron yesterday.

    Duda -7.0

    • Cram It says:
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      @Snag: Yeah, ‘sup wit dat? It should be dead-on balls accurate 100% of the time.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Cram It: is that a technical term?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Snag: I knew this was gonna happen. Once the robots become aware and start turning on us, judgement day is coming.

  3. Amanda Hugandkiss says:
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    “Dee Gordon – 0-for-4, 1 run, hitting .386, and his average has fallen 40 points in the last ten days.”

    Hope it’s not too late to put Ted Williams head back on ice.

  4. ERad says:
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    Bon Dia el Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: Send me a postcard!

  5. assy says:
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    now that is some chapstick I would buy! hey Grey. any concern about Yelich? he’s been off. “Will someone please think of the children!!!?!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, assy, for your support! Yelich had an injury and just doesn’t have his timing yet, I think he’ll be fine

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Fantasy Master Lothario!!!

    Great write-up, better than John Lee Hooker was to the blues.

    a. Who is better ROS?

    1. Barnes (choose any Barnes, past or present)
    2. Barmes

    b. Which DLR is better ROS?

    1. Rubby
    2. Eury
    3. Jorge

    c. Please let me know if I may continue ROS with Norm MacDonald’s quote of the day. I have three seasons of The Norm Show to use as fodder.

    ‘Ping pong is the only sport named after its inventor.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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      When choosing among DLRs, always go with David Lee Roth.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Chuckles Tiddlesworth: haha, nice drop, funny story I used to go to the dispensary as diamond dave in Eagle Rock. Nothing like weed shopping with a lead singing legend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! Barnes… Rubby… Great quote! Please continue…

  7. The Animal says:
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    You didn’t come off rude at all Grey!
    You were right (as usual) about this one and he is dropped.
    Thanks for all your hard work.

  8. wjessereid says:
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    I expect deGrom to no hit the Phillies Tuesday:-)

    Gattis or Vogt ROS?

    [email protected] today go or no?

    Great work as always.

    Dickerson is giving me a sad

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @wjessereid: Gattis, yes for Hughes

      • wjessereid says:
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        Is this based on Hughes or the crappiness of the Sox offense?

        I’ve been living with him but debating on moving on to a guy like Wada.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sox have been bad

  9. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey, thanks to your work.

    I need hot bats, Castellanos or Eaton for a week?

  10. The Animal says:
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    Would you pick up Steve Tolleson as your replacement for Travis? I need to find either an SS or 2B to replace him…..

  11. Rich says:
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    Happ or Wada ROS?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Rich: coin flip, both back end guys. Happs been solid though for the most part

  12. Robert says:
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    What level of SP should I target in return for Dee Gordon? Look at a team using Utley at 2B. Should I ask for Hamels, Burnett or Arietta?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Robert: arietta

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Robert: agree with Mr. Koholic

      • HolaMola says:
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        @Malicious Phenom:

        I would ask for more. Arrietta and an upgrade elsewhere on your team.

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: How about Gray or Lynn for Gordon from a team that is actively looking for SBs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can do better

  13. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great stuff but your Cespedes comment raises a serious question: When the heck is Netflix going to offer “One in a Million – The Ron Leflore Story” for streaming? I’ve been waiting a really long time!

  14. Steve says:
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    Just traded Vogt for Freddie Freeman. Do you think I sold high on Vogt, or do you think he’ll keep it up all year? His average has dropped 30 points this month so I pushed the SELL button.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Steve: Is the Freeman owner you got him from a five year old kid? Yes, good trade

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Steve: agree with Mr. Future

    • Keith says:
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      @Steve: Depends. Was Vogt your C? Who is your C now? Did you have a 1B or need one?

      • Steve says:
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        @Keith: I had Grandal sitting on my bench. I have Abreu already. I’m playing Freeman in a UTIL spot.

        • Keith says:
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          @Steve: Solid move then.

  15. PaddyTwoTimes says:
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    @Grey

    Great stuff as usual. It was strange not hearing you on the podcast this week.

    12 team roto/keeper: Drop Carlos Rodon for Wada?

    I don’t think I would keep many pitchers in a keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PaddyTwoTimes: I had family in town, I’ll be back this week… Wada, yes

  16. Connor says:
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    Where would Pearce land as far as MI rank, would you prefer Jace, Miller, or Pearce ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Connor: Jace, Pearce, different things

  17. Bruce Bochy says:
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    QS lg ROS ranks

    Chavez
    Volquez
    Eovaldi
    Leake

  18. musky smell says:
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    Grey-

    I’m in a keeper league and I am in need of pitching…I am currently eyeing Salazar. Which one of these below guys would you trade for Salazar in a 1-for-1 deal for him? For this yr and beyond.

    Soler, Avisail, or Kolten? (or would you not trade any of them for Salazar and hold?)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @musky smell: Any of them, Avisail, Soler, in that order

  19. Keith says:
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    Why are you selling Dee and as far as 2B goes, there aren’t much upgrades.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Keith: Sell to upgrade another position. Not to upgrade 2B. The bet is that Dee underperforms is current value. And hope you can find a 2B (via trade prob) that can replace the majority of his production going forward (maybe Brad Miller? Pearce? Addison Russell?).

      • Keith says:
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        @bigbear: Even if he hits .270 rest of the way and steals 40 more bags, thinning out the production at 2B doesn’t make sense. Every position there is waver-wire potential except 2B. You’d have to get top 10 trade value off of Dee to make it worth it and I don’t see that happening.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Keith: He’s only giving you SB’s. I flipped him for Chris Sale last year when I had SB’s locked up. It does make sense depending on your situation.

  20. Oblong Baseballs says:
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    Would you rather have Rubby De La Rosa (FIP- 3.99 xFIP- 3.39 and K/9- 7.98) over Ian Kennedy (FIP- 6.75 xFIP- 4.2 K/9- 7.98) for the rest of the season? The boy named Rubby is starting to look like a man how deserves a roster spot, thoughts?

  21. Ronny D says:
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    Pearce looking preeetttyy schmotatoey and is due for some upward regression in his babip and batting average.. Dropping Guerrero for him right abouttt…now

    • Ronny D says:
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      @Ronny D: Also, Paredes HGH supply has to run out sometime

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Ronny D: not if he’s getting it from cruz.

  22. Uncle Red says:
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    @Grey: In a 12 team H2H OPS league, would you buy low on Yelich? I’d have to give up Jimmy Nelson. We start two utility players.

    My Team:

    Grandal, K Morales, Cano, Tulo, Seager, Pence, Kemp and Ellsbury. Utility players are Fowler, A Guerrero and Lind.

    Keuchal, Arrieta, Pineda, Liriano, Quintana, Nelson, Wada, Synnergard, Volquez, Chapman, Miller and Britton.

    Thanks!

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Uncle Red: I’d want Yelich

      • Uncle Red says:
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        @Grey: thanks guys! I was leaning that way too. Now let’s pray Christian can excercise those ground ball demons!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  23. Kevin says:
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    Bucholtz or Teheran ROS

    • Kevin says:
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      @Kevin: also, Bucholtz, Teheran, Alex Wood drop one

      • Cram It says:
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        @Kevin: Bucchy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin: Agree with Cram

      • Bombo Rivera says:
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        @Grey: wait, drop Buchholz, or he’s the best ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Out of those, you drop Buch

  24. King Trout says:
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    Thanks Grey, I need to drop two from Trumbo, Avsail Garcia, J Harrison, Tomas and Correa. My current SS is Rollins. I play in a 12 team league 5×5. Thanks.

  25. m says:
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    If Dickerson gets surgery you drop him from your keeper league right? I’d be getting him in the 8th round next year. I have 2 dl spots….

    • Grey

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      @m: Yup

  26. Swfcdan says:
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    Claimed Leonys in a 16 teamer where I need speed. He’s gotta turn it around soon right?

    Taijuan ($0) dropped in my 10 team keeper, didnt realise how awful hes been so far but the Ks are still there. Worth claiming for later this year and beyond?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’m holding Leonys in a 16 teamer. Be patient, he’s a good player.

      Taijuan is waiver wire fodder in a 10 team

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Phil of the Future: WW fodder even in a keeper? Have a feeling later in the year he’s just gonna click then go on a tear.

  27. MattTruss

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    Rumor around Beantown sports talk radio this morning is that Rusney will be at Fenway for the game tonight. FYI for those in leagues where he might still be available. You’ll want a piece of him, wouldn’t surprise me if he supplants Mookie at the leadoff spot. Big Magoo alluded to it a little while back, think Charlie Blackmon type season from here on out. Of course, this could just be purely speculation, but he’s worth a snag and hold if you can.

    #FreeRusney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss: He’ll be up within a week I’d guess, yeah

  28. RePete says:
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    Do you think Tajuan Walker is worth owning at this point in a 14-team H2H Keeper League? Will he ever turn it around this year?

  29. Terrible Manager says:
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    WWGD?

    OBP & QS lg

    Team A: Price Kemp Seager

    Team B: Buch Pence Bryant

  30. LastPlace says:
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    Looking into your Crystal Ball, where would Future Grey rank Addison Russell for 2016?

  31. Dom says:
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    10 team, 5×5 roto. I was offered his Shelby Miller and Alex Wood for my Lorenzo Cain and Kendrys Morales. I have Ozuna and Sandoval on the bench to replace Cain and Morales. My starting SPs are Greinke, Carrasco, Volquez, Salazar, and Gio with bench of Paxton, Bradely, and Gauzman…

    I have 40 points in hitting and 24 in pitching, ERA and WHIP are miserable. Do I accept this or keep looking?

    Dom

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Dom: hmm, I think I would as I like your bench bats better anyway and Miller and Wood are better than your bench arms.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Dom: Dom, take the two SP’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dom, Agree with MP

  32. jared says:
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    I was able to kep yan gomes in the dl slot and grabbed steven vogt to replace him. so now who do i keep? jake marisnick is in my utilty spot so i could play one of them in that slot. rizzo and goldschmidt at 1st and corner infielder so theres no opening there. im in 2nd place and looking for the best long term move.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @jared: Keep Gomes in the DL till you HAVE to make a move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jared: Don’t own two catchers, trade or drop Gomes

      • jared says:
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        @Grey: when trying to gomes i was offered Hamel’s for gomes and rendon. 12 team obp league. Q’s instead of wins. This would leave me with Rollins at short lawrie at 2nd deshields at mi. And Carlos correea when he’s called up. You like Hamel’s or gomes/ rendon side more?

  33. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    Should LaRoche be owned in standard 10 team?

  34. Mello Yello says:
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    Correa hit a mammouth homer off Barry Zito last night…I mean I know it’s not 2003 Zito, but still…yeahhhhhhh boyyyyyyyy!!

    Syndergaardian of the Universe tonight…so this is what Wilson/Pulsipher/Isringhausen was supposed to look like? Gotcha…yeah I can see why everyone was bummed when that didn’t pan out.

    Starting Tomas over Joc Jams, who has been surprisingly ehhh lately. Hopefully this benching will kick start his weekend and screw my team over!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      *mammoth

      • Mello Yello says:
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        I knew that looked f’d up haha

  35. petey says:
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    would you rather have dee gordon or billy hamilton ROS, considering position scarcity at 2b?

    also. is nolan arenado a buy low or sell low?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @petey: Gordon. I’d buy Arenado, not sell.

  36. Matty says:
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    Another great morning read.
    Who is the best 2B to target in an OPS league if I’d prefer to avoid complexity and shop Dee Gordon for a one for one second baseman swap?

    • Ronny D says:
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      @Matty: I’d try to swap Dee for Wong, that way you won’t have to sacrifice your manhood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Thanks! Wong plus a smaller piece, maybe a donkeycorn

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. I feel like it’s always helpful to know what to shoot for in exchange for a sell-worthy player.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  37. Scout says:
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    Grey and Razzball Nation,

    I’ve received a trade offer of my Jay Bruce for Strasburg. This is a 12-team H2H with OBP. I’m in 3rd place in league right now. My current team:

    Grandal, Vogt (we start 2 C)
    Encarnacion
    Kipnis
    Arenado
    Jh Peralta (will move to MI when Reyes returns)
    Jace Peterson
    Carlos Santana
    Jay Bruce
    Avisail Garcia
    Joc Pederson
    Mike Trout
    Kris Bryant in Util slot
    Choo and Khris Davis on bench

    SP: Archer, Cashner, Pineda, Jordan Zimmerman, Carrasco, Paxton, Odorizzi, Carlos Rodon. Cecil and Boxberger are my closers, with Doolittle on DL.

    Do I make this trade?

    • Scout says:
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      @Scout: Sorry, don’t know how I missed him, but also have Kole Calhoun.

      • Ronny D says:
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        @Scout: should’ve accepted it yesterday

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Scout: Stras

  38. futureman says:
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    Rest of season in a points league

    Rusney or JD Martinez?

  39. Amolnar says:
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    Trade Question:

    Dynasty league: Russell Martin and Addison Russell for Strasburg – Which side?

    Also, who would you rather own for the next 3 years – Xander or Addison?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Amolnar: Stras & Addison

  40. OneI'dWilly says:
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    S-O-N says I should Hold Shoemaker next week, but I’m tempted to drop him for Chase Anderson, Wada or Colome (in that order).

    12-team Points league and only 10 GS allowed per week. 3 adds per week allowed.

    Thoughts?

  41. TOGMAN says:
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    Add Josh Hamilton or stick with Granderson? 12 H2H OPS

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @TOGMAN: stick with Grandy for now, but keep an eye on Hamilton.

  42. Scott says:
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    Toma’s or Franco?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Scott: Tomas

  43. Goose! says:
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    Current team in my 12 team Yahoo keeper h2h league with R/HR/RBI/OBP/SLG/SB x QS/HR/K/ERA/WHIP/NSVH categories:

    C: Mike Zunino
    1B: Prince Fielder
    2B: Dee Gordon
    3B: Kris Bryant
    SS: Danny Santana
    OF: Joc Pederson, Steven Souza, Hunter Pence
    UTIL: Nolan Arenado, Albert Pujols
    BN: Ryan Zimmerman, Eduardo Escobar, Delino DeShields, Blake Swihart, Jorge Soler

    SP: Matt Harvey, Jake Arrieta, Carlos Carrasco, Carlos Frias, Mike Bolsinger
    RP: Trevor Rosenthal, Fernando Rodney, Zach Britton
    BN: Taijuan Walker

    We get 4 adds per week and I’m down to my last one. Should I grab someone to stash in my DL slot (Drew Smyly, Bud Norris, Ivan Nova, Alex Rios, Jean Segura, Josh Hamilton, and Oswaldo Arcia are the only options I’d really consider attractive there) and who should I drop for them?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Goose!: Miley for Taijuan

      • Mello Yello says:
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        Haha got caught in the rhyme game

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Goose!: Smyly for Taijuan

  44. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Who would you rather stream for tomorrow – Bolsinger vs SD, Sabathia vs Tex, Desclefani @ Cle, Paxton @ Tor

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Bolsinger

  45. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Like Mello Yello said a few posts above – Correa went *ding-dong* for second game in a row.

    All of youse! Stop the stupid! Go add him to your team. RIGHT NOW!!

  46. PK says:
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    Haha, I had not seen the Edwin parrot gif before. That made me smile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Ha

    • J-FOH says:
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      @PK: really. It’s been here a lot. Grey even has the t shirt

  47. Gozer says:
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    Would you offer C.Dick and Chavez for Puig?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Gozer: you betcha

  48. Strolg says:
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    For the record, I have one thing to say to the guy banging my ex wife- THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Strolg: You’re welcome.

  49. jack says:
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    July 6-9 Astros @ Indian o/u Salazar 20 Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack: 12 in 6 IP

  50. SallyCips says:
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    Been riding Deshields like Captain America at a ski lodge, but every day I want to switch out and don’t, and so far so SAGNOF. I think Galvis and Miller or Owings might be other choices.

    I’m sadly also thinking about dropping Polanco for Gose. :(

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @SallyCips: I’m playing DeShields as long as their manager is.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @SallyCips: dont drop Polanco

  51. Big Fudge says:
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    Rolling Derek Norris out there at catcher right now…drop for gomes?

    • Don says:
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      @Big Fudge: I’m in the same situation, staying with Norris. He’s got a better lineup spot. Gomes may hit 1 or 2 more HR, but Norris will likely have higher AVG and more R/RBI.

  52. Wiz says:
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    12-team 6×6 OBP league.

    ROS: Jace, JoRam, Owings, Kang, Galvis, Iglesias or BMills?

    If you were to stash one of the following, who: Revere, L. Martin, or Marisnick?

    Thanks man. Have a good holiday weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wiz: Jace…Leonys… You too!

  53. Phil of the Future says:
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    Holy Kyle Hendricks, Batman. I needed that one, G.

    “Welcome to my team, Kyle, why don’t you have a seat right over there. Yeah the big leather one. Can I get you something? Some grapes? Maybe some fine aged cheeses? Just let me know.”

    I need starts next week, facing a very good pitching staff. I’ve zeroed in on some waiver two start guys, wanted to see if we’re thinking the same, as best buds tend to.

    Wandy @CLE, vs. BOS

    Elias @TB, vs.CLE

    Hahn vs. DET, vs. NYY

    Kelly @MIN, @TEX

    I’d be dropping probably McCullers for one, unless he dominates the Tigers tomorrow. I’m leaning Elias, least scary I’m thinking. Thoughts?

    I could also drop Jace P. for one of them. But I think he might be worth holding for a bit longer at the top of the lineup.

    thanks, bb

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Thx BB. Have a great weekend. May our bats be brave, and our pitchers resolute.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, BB!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Ralphs two start pitchers post comes out tomorrow

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks, J. I always give it a read. Good stuff. I get happy when I have a starter or two in his top tier. Won’t be this week, sadly.

  54. Cal says:
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    12 team keep all players league with annual 3 round amateur drafts.

    I get:

    Machado + J Chavez + 1st round pick

    I give:

    Brantley

    Which side has the better value this season?
    Which side has the better future value?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Cal: I’d take that package for Brantley. Package, ha…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cal: Brantley, Machado for future

  55. Tony C says:
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    Hey Grey so I see you’ve become Latos-intolerant. So have I! Any chance you feel the same about his former teammate in Cincy, K-ay Bruce? Now I realize there’s not much on my leagues free agent list to pickup but would u be so inclined to recommend picking up and stashing Josh Hamilton on my DL and then picking up one of the following Ryan Howard, Adam Eaton, Chris Carter or Steve Souza and dropping Bruce? It’s a 9×9 league which includes OPS, 3B, K’s and H besides the normal 5 hitting cats. Thanks Grey! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: You too! Sure, Souza

  56. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey, question for ya…who is this year’s Wade Davis or Betances from last year…give me 2 or 3 guys that can emerge as year progresses that maybe not everyone knows alot about right now…thankks bud

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: McCallister, Yimi, Siegrist, quakenbush,

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @J-FOH: siegrist has been putting 2 guys on base in nearly all of his innings.

  57. mooberry says:
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    Freese or Howard?

  58. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Speaking of trusting your power hitters, here’s to Jose Abreu hitting a few bombs this weekend!

  59. The Fridge says:
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    Rank these MI schmohawks….Brad Miller, Jose Ramirez, DSantana and Brett Lawrie…

    And what are you projecting from Hector Olivera ROS? Worth the stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Fridge: Lawrie, Miller… I went over Olivera when he signed, search the site

  60. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    Grey – SON likes Alex Wood today – $19.6 vs Milwaukee. Would you trust him, or wait a little longer for him to get some solid starts under his belt (5×5 10-team league). Thanks and “buy” until your later post today :)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Gray’s Sports Almanac: He’s trustworthy. He’s had one outing where he yielded more than 3 runs. I wouldn’t worry.

  61. Evgeni Eckhart says:
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    Good thing I’m relying on Pearce to be my everyday LF bc I have Altuve at 2B.

  62. Maver1ck says:
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    I have a plethora of arms going tonight… Start all of them? SON says all are $10+ plays tonight but I’m nervous about Wood & Samardzija in particular. QS & K/9 categories in play.

    M Pineda vs. TEX
    G Cole vs. NYM
    Kazmir @ TB
    A Wood vs. MIL
    J Samardzija v. MIN

    • Cram It says:
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      @Maver1ck: Start ’em all.

  63. The Rhino says:
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    Loved the Ron LeFlore reference in the Cespedes blurb! Pure awesome.

  64. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    A Dirge for the Black Pedroia

    (lines upon the DL’ing of Devon Travis)

    You surprised me with your wily ways,
    Your home run pop, your flash of speed;
    I was happier than a room full of gays,
    In a sauna, eyeballing some naked Swede.

    But the DL stint we feared is here
    The time away will kill my team.
    I’m sadder than a Swede whose rear
    A room full of gays, in a sauna, did ream.

    Our days are gone, our time is done,
    I’m ravaged, like that painting by Goya,
    Titled “Saturn Devouring His Second Son,”
    Goodbye, my dear Black Pedroia.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse: HL!!! Fantastic, epic, tragic, man!!! As a former owner, could not have written it or thought of it better!!! Touche!

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Ante GALIC: AG, Thank you for your kind words during these trying times.

  65. Wilsonian says:
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    My team is power and save starved – so I’d like to add Zippidy Duda and Tolleson, who are the drops (whole roster for clarity’s sake):

    C – Vogt (about to drop him for Gomes as it looks like his true self is shining through)
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Wong
    3B – Swiggy
    SS – Semien
    IF – Arenado (where are this doode’s top 10 numbers?!)
    OF – Jones
    OF – Joc
    OF – Reddick
    OF – Avisail
    UTIL – Kipnis
    UTIL – Harrison
    BN – Fowler
    BN – Longoria
    DL – Dickerson
    DL – Myers
    N/A – Correa

    SP – Scherzer, Cole, Kluber, Archer, Odorizzi, McHugh, Paxton, Rodon, A.Wood
    RP – Miller, Soria, Ramos, Ziegler

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

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: never mind, someone just grabbed Duda. Dammit.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Wilsonian: He who hesitates…

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Cram It: true. Still could grab a fatty Tomas, which might end up being close to the same thing.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: so drop anyone for Tomas and/or Tolleson?

  66. c0wfunk says:
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    speaking of cutting bait: Should I keep Ozuna if I have the opportunity to grab reddick?

    thanks as always

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @c0wfunk: I guess ozuna’s been better the last couple weeks.. wish he’d hit some more home runs but hopefully it’s coming.

  67. Reid says:
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    11 tm keeper league, I was offered Kinsler and J Heyward for my Dee Gordon. I drafted him only for steals, the average and all have been a bonus, but now the steals aren’t coming in. Should I hold on him for the hope of steals, or make the move? My OF is Soler, Myers (DL), Avisail, Ozuna, J Harrison.

    Secondly, would you advise trying to trade Gordon for Wong?

    -Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Reid: I’d take Wong over Gordon.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Reid: I take Kinsler, and JWard for Dee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Agree with Cram

      • Reid says:
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        @Grey: He said no :( Are you out on the Kinsler/Heyward for my Gordon deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Reid says:
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            @Grey: Gracias amigo! Can’t wait for the buy column

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  68. MArley says:
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    Who’ you leaving out
    upton vs greinke
    choo vs pineda
    ozuna vs jiminez
    souza vs kazmir
    yelich vs jiminez

  69. momobo says:
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    Start Mchugh @detroit if you already started fiers there this week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @momobo: What does Fiers have to do with him?

  70. Fungazi says:
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    Are the Tolleson brothers the offspring of the King & Queen of SAGNOF?

  71. lockey says:
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    Am i crazy to start pax @ toronto??

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @lockey: He is on kind of a roll

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @lockey:

      I wouldnt do it

  72. PK says:
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    Re: Chris Taylor’s face

    He kind of looks like Lance Berkman. BERKFACE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: I thought he looked created by ILM

  73. Mime says:
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    Time to drop Yelich only have him on my team for stolen bases and a little power here and there and he’s not doing any of that. Or wait and see if he can turn it around. Next week he has $3.3 on Hittertron so he probably won’t make a start on my team

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mime: Who ya looking to pick up?

      • Mime says:
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        @Mello Yello: Just stream the spot for some pitching or hitters with good match ups. Austin Jackson, maybin. Yelich just isn’t getting it done and he’s batting 5th

  74. Andre says:
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    Grey! Thanks for the help yesterday on my trade.

    Just lost Travis, and my team is a walking DL. I have Russell at SS, but he’s got 2b eligibility. Who do I replace Travis with of these options. Counting stars are: H, HR, RBI, Avg, Steals, BB, and Runs

    B. Crawford, B. Phillips, N. Walker, J. Harrison, or A. Simmons for the ROS? Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Andre: Harrison

      • Andre says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Do you not think Phillips will keep this up all year? Was Harrison just pressing a bit? I have limited moves through the year so you’d be ok making this move ROS till I get Rendon back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andre: No problem, Agree with MP

  75. Punk says:
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    This is a catcher question – hopefully it’s interesting. I’m in a 12-team, 5×5 mixed league with daily lineups. I drafted McCann as my only catcher in the 17th round about 60 spots after his ADP for value. I ended up trading him for name value about 2 weeks into the season (it worked), planning to keep the catcher scab flowing. After the rash of catcher injuries, what was available on the wire (even playing daily matchups) didn’t seem like it was going to yield value. Thus, for the last couple weeks I’ve been rolling without a catcher – using the extra spot to stream, speculate on relievers, and make batty calls, whatever the day calls for, especially while the season is young and potential longer-term closers and new-stud starters may show up on the wire. Now that I’ve told you my life story – is this sane? Have you seen anyone roll without a catcher for some time, or am I missing something in how I value the spot?

    Thank you, as always. Best fantasy read around most every day, except for when you’re not funny. Also, glad to see “silver nining” made the glossary!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Punk: I’d always have a catcher…No problem…

  76. phil says:
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    Who are the best 3 relief pitchers for k,era & wip ? No need for saves or holds. In order please.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @phil:

      Here are a few for you:
      Wade Davis
      Dellin Betances
      Wil Harris
      Tony Watson

      • Cram It says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: But he needs THE three, and only three, AND in order. And don’t screw it up!

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @Cram It: Opens a new window, opens player rater, wonders if it’s 10-team, 12-team, 14-team, 16-team, 20-team, NL-only, AL-only, 2c-league…..ah, too many options. What are the stipulations? In a vacuum,

          1. Betances for Ks and ERA. WHIP also good.
          2. Will Harris for a bit of everything and definitely #2 on this list.
          3. Wade Davis for WHIP and ERA but so-so on Ks.
          4. Tony Watson and Carson Smith offer WHIP and ERA with slightly above average Ks.
          5. Juan Nicasio also WHIP and ERA and looked really good in relief. With Ryu officially out, he might luck out and move into the rotation (if Mattingly ever referred to the ESPN player rater).
          6. Liam Hendriks for WHIP and ERA but no Ks.

          Cheers,
          Ante

    • J-FOH says:
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      @phil: I’d add McCallister to that list. His k/9 since moving to pen is like 13-14. Siegrist has been putting g it together in at.Louis and being that he is a lefty is destroying right handed hitting. Thsee are two other choices besides what was listed.

  77. McNulty says:
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    how many games per week do you think Rosario sees whenever Morneau is activated? And how many games per week must he start in order to start him over Zunino or Hundley?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @McNulty: Only Walt Weiss knows the answer to that question..

  78. Jon says:
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    Glavis, Jace Peterson, Owings, Hill, Espinosa or Spangenburg to replace Travis?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jon: Tomato, tomahto, tomato, tomahto, tomato, tomahto…Peterson?

    • Pope says:
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      @Jon: I’ve been rolling Jace out there in my 12 teamer

  79. John says:
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    10 team h2h went nearly all bats have few ?s 2 Catcher 5OF lg

    C, Rosario Santana
    Votto
    Kipnis
    Donaldson
    Tulo
    Stanton
    JUP
    Pederson
    Soler These rookies have LOOOOW floors
    Souza
    Reyes DL YanGomes DL
    Dickerson DL may he rest in peace

    Carrasco Keuchel Richards Strasburg Pineda Frias
    Jansen Miller Betances Boxberger Mcgee -Having all these RP is helping leaves kills flexibility tho

    1. Try to keep Rosario around think Mornea out while? or go with gomes and santana dont worry and cut him when gomes back?
    2.Think I want to roll w Frias but any must grabs Fiers Nelson Rubby, missing on a breakout?
    3. Would you drop Frias or Mcgee for extra OF- Rusney Tomas? or hold
    4. Would you drop Mcgee for another one those SP above Rubby fiers nelson?

    Trying to trade Reyes for OF before i drop Frias or Mcgee but no luck so far in 10 tmr
    THANKS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: 1. Sure 2. Fiers 3. McGee for Rusney

      • John says:
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        @Grey: I was going to drop Rosario when gomes activated so If I keep him around frias/fiers has to go, leaves me light on SP. Think it is worth it or dont stress about it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t stress

  80. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Tomas no eat vegan. Tomas spend memorial day with Sandoval at OZUNA Hawaiian BBQ.

    1. In a close H2H matchup this week with one grab left…need an SP with the best chance at a W and solid ratios out of the following: Bolsinger v SD (Kennedy), Nelson @ ATL (Folty), and Frias v. SD (Shields). Who do you like? SON likes all to varying degrees, but I’m leaning Bolsinger due to the opposing pitcher…

    2. When Hamilton returns next week, do you think TEX keeps playing DeShields every day? He’s been great out of the 2 hole so far, especially from an OBP standpoint…

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Absolutely! A little pricey though – that’s at least 3 pigs on a spit already, and we haven’t even seen the guest list!

        Thanks. My hopes as well – he’s been a nice Devon replacement.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  81. booya says:
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    12 team keeper

    Gave Price and J Zimm for Cargonz and Salazar. Which side would you have wanted?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @booya: Even though Price is the best playa in the deal, if you needed an OF, Cargon is a good one and Sal is solid this year..I think you did ok.

  82. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    Camptown ladies sing this song… Duda! Duda!

    Camptown racetrack’s 5 miles long… oh dee Duda day!

  83. F-Her in the Puig says:
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    H2h 10 man points league. The best pitcher will outscore the best hitter by a ratio of about 6:5. My Puig for his Lynn?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @F-Her in the Puig: hold Puig..Could be back next week or so.

  84. Eric says:
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    Current Offense:
    Gattis
    Bautista/Morales
    Dee Gordon
    Semien/Crawford
    Seager/Moustakas
    Adam Jones/JD Martinez/Choo/Reddick

    Drop for FAs: Marisnick,C Rasmus,DeSheilds/B Miller/Grandal ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: No idea of team when listing like this

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Eric: drop none in this instance.

  85. Wilson says:
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    Semiem or B miller for coming one week?

    • Wilson says:
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      And D murphy , A Escorbar

      Pick two, thanks

  86. Zack Grahm says:
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    Pence/Hosmer or A. Sanchez/Donaldson?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Zack Grahm: Donaldson side

  87. Bobby's world says:
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    Howdy grey! Seems like May is flying by, already Memorial Day weekend!

    In h2h pts weekly lock league who would you add for depth?

    Brandon Crawford, Yasmany Tomas (3b/OF), Brandon belt, maikel Franco, Josh Hamilton , Ryan Howard, or yunel Escobar (SS/2b)

    & would you start any of these at utility next week?

    Thanks grey!

  88. Random Dude says:
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    Sell Cano for Salazar??? Is that too cheap?

    I have a Wong to plug my 2 hole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Dude: I think people in your league will think it’s too cheap, but it’s likely a solid deal for you

  89. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: 12 team h2h money league – Do you think Jeff samardz or Carrasco are droppable ? Dan haren or Wei Chen are on waivers and my pitching is kind of shitty.

    My SPS keuchel, chase Anderson, liriano., carrasco, samardz, Quintana, hanh

    PS I also could drop rp wil harris for a sp? my rp is tolleson, perkins, ramos, soria, McGee

  90. joe shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey,
    First place issues….who do I drop? I want as many hrs and rbis as I can milk off two of these shlomos: c. Davis, Lind or Alvarez…happy memorial day and thanks!

  91. ion says:
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    Hittertron loves b miller next week $10.7, JAce has a -7.6 he faces the giants and dodgers you dropping jace for miller?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @ion: If you trust hitteron go for it..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ion: Depends on needs

  92. griff says:
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    Drop Kazmir for Chase Anderson?

    Either would be my number 5 or starter.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @griff: NO

  93. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    I think I now know more about Plantar Fasciitis than fantasy baseball.

    C’mon Corey! Pull through!

  94. PV says:
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    Who’s you favorite for the weekend
    Jimmy Nelson @ braves
    Bolsinger vs Padres
    Frias vs Padres
    Folty vs Brewers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PV: I’d look at SON…Bolsinger maybe

  95. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey, could use some help with a trade offer. 12-team H2H:
    I got offered D Price and K Jansen for Carlos Gonzalez, Josh Hamilton and Syndergaard. Am I crazy for considering it? Thanks again!

    C Wilson Ramos, Wsh C
    1B Anthony Rizzo, ChC 1B
    2B Dustin Pedroia, Bos 2B
    3B Adrian Beltre, Tex 3B
    SS Andrelton Simmons, Atl SS
    OF Adam Jones, Bal OF
    OF Carlos Gonzalez, Col OF
    OF Avisail Garcia, CWS OF
    UTIL Chris Davis, Bal 1B, 3B
    Bench Bryce Harper, Wsh OF
    Bench Rusney Castillo, Bos OF
    DL Jean Segura*, Mil SS  DL15
    DL Josh Hamilton*, Tex OF  DL15

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Watson: Take it, and get Harper in your lineup

      • Watson says:
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        @Grey: Hahah, he had the off day yesterday thanks for the reminder.

  96. JAL says:
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    G, in innings cap, can you support me throwing out Cashner @ LAD, A. Wood v. MIL (if not now, then when?), and Lynn @ KC? I know a bit risky, but…thoughts? Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Start all…You too!

  97. Homerj24 says:
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    Tomas or Belt? 5×5 – We use OBP instead of runs.

  98. danny says:
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    10 team h2h 6×6

    Wada or Jaime ROS?

    Or would you prefer Walker, Niese or McCullers over them two?

    Thanks!

    • danny says:
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      @danny:

      whoops, add Nelson to that list as well.

      top 2 ROS would be great.

      Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wada…Nah

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wada, Nelson

  99. Kazmir says:
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    Do you think Longoria is going to get out of this anemic power funk?
    Is Jimmy Paredes for real or is it time to sell high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell Paredes, hopefully on Longo, though I have my doubts

  100. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey, one more,

    Which Yasmani…Grandal or Tomas ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  101. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Need help. I have gomes coming off the DL and need to cut someone. 12 team roto league daily moves 6×6 with holds and ops the extra categories:

    My OF and Utility is: harper, Trout, Gomez, Bautista, Joc Peterson, Avisail Garcia.
    Bench is Correa and Souza
    Staff: Cueto, Strasberg, J. Zimmerman, Cashner, Quintana, Paxton, Ozuna, Tazawa, Yimi Garcia, Tolleson, Grilli, Boxberger.

    Who would you cut? Souza or Yimi? I play Yimi for holds while I change starters as they play Souza fills in while people are taking off days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who is your catcher?

      • brett says:
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        @Grey: I currently am going without a catcher. So those are my options

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Souza, you’ll never play him with that OF

  102. Paul says:
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    Yan Gomes C or Yasmani Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  103. Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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    Who do you think is going to be the worst two SP’s ROS on this list
    Syndergaard
    Lester
    Alex Wood
    Bauer
    F. Liriano
    Fiers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, Synder

      • Gray's Sports Almanac says:
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        @Grey: Thanks G, have an awesome weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  104. Beastman says:
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    Solid write-up before the long weekend!

    16 team OBP league with FAAB (meaning no streaming SPs, instead depth is key):

    Arenado or Pablo + lower-tier SP like Chase Anderson, Gibson, or Leake, maybe even Nelson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Arenado

  105. Moving on Up says:
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    DeGrom for Dee Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, you can likely do better

  106. yordana says:
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    Which one you sitting
    marte,polanco vs thor, souza vs kazmir, upton vs greinke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

      • Moving on Up says:
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        @Grey: Pineda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  107. dem ribbies says:
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    CarGo or Pence ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo, likely a push, could go either way

  108. JAL says:
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    Also, stash Smyly, Corbin, Matt Moore, Nova, other?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: On same page. Also, while I wish him no harm, if C Dick out extended period or for year, that C Dick and Donaldson for Abreu and K. Bryant tho…Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. Where's Waldo says:
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    Happy Friday grey!

    Which potential 2-start pitcher for next week (week 8) would you add:

    Carlos Rodon (@ Toronto & drew Hutchinson, start 2 @ Houston & Roberto Hernandez.)

    Matt shoemaker (vs Padres & despaigne , start 2 vs tigers & David price.)

    Tsuyoshi Wada (vs nats & Jordan Zimmermann & start 2, vs royals & Ventura .)

    Tim linceum (@ Milwaukee & Kyle lohse, start 2 vs Braves & Williams Perez .)

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Lincecum

  110. 20 Team H2H 8 keepers (28 man rosters)
    Use #1 waiver claim on Hector Olivera? I have no need at 1st base but could occupy my only UTIL slot which I rotate Cron, Gyorko, Taylor, Pillar and @2b, 4 OF spots. Could he possibly play SS if he comes up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over Rollins unless Jimmy gets hurt… Worth a waiver claim if you have room to stash

      • boredATwork says:
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        @Grey:

        Which of those players above do I drop for him? Trading is pretty much non existent and I prefer not to have 4 bench hitters so dropping a pitcher is pretty much not what I want to do.

  111. SF says:
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    Drop Shoe for one of the following:

    Wada, Frias, Anderson, Lewis, Nelson, Haren, Happ or Bolsinger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are streamers… Bolsinger

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Got it. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  112. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    If I didn’t already fill the 2hole with Wong, i might be tempted to Pearce it…
    wait, that came out wrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Talking about Prince Albert?

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: ooo i like jeopardy… what is a platoon of Wong and Pearce in the 2hole (the pujol?)!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prince Albert, don’t look at the Wikipedia page for it

          • Coolwhip

            Todd25 says:
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            @Grey: sadly I don’t need to, lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  113. ROn says:
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    Start upton or solar against collmenter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  114. boredATwork says:
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    20 team H2H – 8 Keepers 7×7 cats, 28 player roster

    use claim for Hector Olivera? 1B occupied but could fill my only UTIL spot unless he gains multi position eligibility.

  115. Big Al says:
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    Nice work as usual Grey. Was offered alex guerrero and xander bogaerts for my desmond. I know you said sell low, but ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Too low

  116. slimbo says:
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    8 teamer Keeper league question

    Need to stash travis on the ir.

    Currently have rendon reyes iwakuma corbin and wheeler on there.

    Is corbin or wheeler worth holding onto? Reading corbin could be a top 40 pitcher the 2nd half of the season…hmmm

    Thx for any input :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In an 8 team league you don’t need to stash injury guys

      • slimbo says:
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        @Grey:

        Thx man ill drop wheeler then.

        Who do you like as a pickup Howard or Leoyns martin

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Martin

  117. Bob says:
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    roto 6×6 with OPS
    Which two from this group would you keep ROS?
    Pablo Sandoval
    Mike Moustakas
    Maikel Franco
    Alex Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pablo Sandoval
      Mike Moustakas

  118. HighHeat says:
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    Great read today!! Gordon and C Davis for Kershaw? Am I living in reality? Thanks as always!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kershaw, could go either way on needs

  119. John says:
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    Mookie or Rusney if both up and playing, ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mookie

  120. Chad says:
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    Where is my biggest area of concern? I’m thinking of making a trade for a SP or 3B, but I also feel that I can get by with what I got. (10team h2h league).
    C-gattis
    1st – Rizzo
    2nd – Kinsler
    3rd – Lawrie
    SS – Simmons
    CI – Duda
    MI – Andrus
    OF- Jones, Marte, Pence, Souza, Span
    Util – Teixeira
    DL- Reyes and Hamilton
    SP – Lynn, Arrieta, Paxton, Hamels, Kennedy, Martinez, Lincecum and Carrasco
    RP – Jansen, Gregorson, Ziegler
    DL – Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need an SP…. 3B you do need… Trade Pence for Longo?

  121. Ty says:
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    I really want to get Rusney C on my team. But I’m having a hard time finding room. My OF’s are Dickerson, Hamilton, Heyward, Moss, Yelich, Pederson. If Dickerson has surgery then I’m good I just don’t want to miss the boat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moss is your drop, assuming that’s not Josh Hamilton

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks buddy…yeah its Billy and I sure as hell not dropping him. We have a side pot bet with SB’s

  122. The Lebowskis says:
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    Good post Grey.

    Need MI help – pls rank Jace/Owings/Valbuena/Forsythe ROS?

    Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jace, Logan

  123. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Pearce or Zobrist @ 2B for this week, who you got?

    Cheers, and have a GRRREAT weekend, my over the interweb amigo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearce, you too!

  124. Due to a glut of solid CI players, I’ve had Duda on the bench for a while…Frazier, Moistasskiss, Hosmer, Votto – yeah, not a lot of places to play him if he’s not homering. Yesterday due to the short schedule I started Duda for the 1st time in a month and he went yard twice. Every time I make a move I think will work (batter vs pitcher, etc) it backfires. Sometimes no matter how much you think you know, you just have to be damn lucky in this game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  125. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey, solid work as always.

    You prefer Chavez or Rubby ROS? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Chavez

  126. Ps – I owe you thanks for harping on Fowler’s unowned % so much that I finally took a flier on him a few weeks back. In the last 2 weeks bruh has hit .304 with 3 HRs, scored 15 runs, 6 RBI and 2 SBs with a .421 OBP. I would humbly suggest that he’s the hottest schmotato in the land right now. Dude is straight ballin, and he’s been better than anyone on my roster (and most of my opponent’s rosters).

    So thank you sir, for your commitment to spotting underowned talent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem… Yeah, I own him in a few leagues and haven’t removed him from my lineup all year…

      • @Grey:

        He’s always been pretty solid when allowed to hit leadoff – I love the production in the lineup behind him, so dude could score 120 R as a Cubbie. I used to think the pop in his bat was the Coors effect, but he’s hitting with authority too. And the stolen bases / coach who loves to run is just a great match. While I’m not a huge fan of Russell batting 9th (would be a much better #2 batter) it’s been fun having Russell/Fowler in my lineup.

        Cubs/Astros world series? I think I just spotted one of the horsemen of the apocalypse…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… Yeah, Fowler’s a lock for 100 runs, and has surprising 12-HR power…His steals are likely less than people would assume, but still solid

  127. joe says:
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    struggling to get RBIs.. would you pick up howard and drop belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  128. Wilson says:
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    Worried about Kershaw, hoping he won’t be like Lincecum

    I don’t have Kershaw, is it a timing to buy low for Kershew?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on price, but I’m concerned

  129. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Grey – iFeliz Viernes!

    Is it possible to get a full lineup analysis from you to help me determine my needs? If so where can I buy you a daiquiri (I don’t see the banner anymore) and can I submit my request privately?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tu tambien! You can’t submit privately, sorry…

      • Jackie Treehorn says:
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        Gracias – OK I’ll probably post it in the buy/sell column later. You should have a premium subscription or something for “top tier support” – I’d pony up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  130. chucky says:
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    Lost Dickerson, maybe for the year Im hearing. Need an OF. Would you do Y Ventura for Alex Gordon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. Finally I’m picturing all of the Rockies standing over a soap-making table chanting “His name was Ben Paulsen” over and over again. Then they blow up Coors field as Tyler Durdon, played by Troy Tulowitzki, shoots himself in the face.

    At least that would make watching Rockies baseball mildly interesting for a change.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…Wish it just get warm in Colorado so balls would start jumping

  132. J-FOH says:
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    Did you watch masterchef yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh man, it was so good! Best 90 minutes of TV… I’m going with Shelly to win, they built her up so much… Who you got?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Of course I’m pulling for Shelly, Amanda intrigues me as does the drummer and the very very gay 53 year old, they all have an element that could take them. That crazy dude is going to be a great watch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ooh, the drummer is good too, he’s going until at least the top 4…Crazy dude is pure TV factor, his dishes looked awful

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: at least the crazy guy didn’t make a smear that looked like a s**t stain. That dumbass thought she was on chopped.

            I didn’t like the whole I’m the rock n roll drummer persona, really bro? really? that kind of thing makes me root against people in these kinda shows.

            Amanda was the chick with the linen on her head

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Amanda was decent, feels like a middle of the packer… I liked the biochemical engineer as a sneaky top 3… I thought they were too harsh on the plate stain girl… Home girl was cute and trying, so she made her plate look like doodie

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: presentation presentation presentation.

                which one was the bio mechanical engineer?

                Am I alone in being glad the bow tie wearing political fundraiser guy got booted. I wanted to beat that guy up on principal

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Pakistani girl…who else?! Yeah, bow tie was never making it on the show… They put him against a single Latina mother…Yeah, you have a chance! Did I ever tell you I saw Leslie from last season as the PGA awards show? Took me about 25 minutes to remember who he was

  133. dk says:
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    ROS: Teheran/Kang or Buch/Neil Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  134. Joey says:
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    Which side:

    Gomez / Salazar for Bautista / Yadi / Chavez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  135. Long Bawls says:
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    Still think it’s douchey how after each K he yells, “It’s an honor just to be grominated!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s humble!

  136. Landisimo3 says:
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    Drop Grandy for Howard?? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  137. Bostero111 says:
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    Thanks as always for the morning laughs.

    Drop LaRoche for Yasmany Tomas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, sure

  138. tank1 says:
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    Would you deal Andrew Miller for Salazar? Thanks and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, you too!

  139. PhilOssieB says:
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    Arrieta or Salazar, ROS and the next 4 years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  140. Swfcdan says:
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    Reyes or Desmond if you need speed? OBP league, just aint sure Reyes is gonna run much with this rib injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  141. G says:
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    Points league. No keepers. Semien and spinger or Joc and Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  142. Great White North says:
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    I am going to play Pitching Survivor this weekend in an RCL. I need to drop one of the bunch to gain some flexibility, so I am going to kick whomever has the worst start this Labor Day weekend off the Island. Anyone care to hazard a guess on who hits waivers? (Julio earned the immunity necklace yesterday)

    Hughes @ CWS
    A Wood vs MIL
    Ubaldo @ MIA
    Fiers @ ATL
    Rubby vs CHC
    Karns vs OAK
    Bauer vs CIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: I’m thinking Karns, but will kick off the worst weekend start (A Wood may get one more start if his start is the worst of the bunch). I remember seeing something recently Rudy said about this being the point in the season pitchers figure it out or not. I may have misrepresented and bastardized Rudy’s intent just there, but don’t we all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Karns was my 2nd guess

  143. eric says:
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    drop bucholz for mccullers or wada? or hold bucholz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  144. Brown L says:
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    Just traded Dickerson and Rendon for Reddick and CarGonz in an OPS league where my team has been a bit of a dumpster fire so far. Feeling pleased enough to hook my thumbs through my suspenders and rock back and forth slightly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid, ha

  145. royce! says:
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    I’m sure this is some small sample size shizz (that’s what she said?), but Brad Miller’s OPS away is .399, and his home OPS is 1.125.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels sample-ish, indeed…Watch Masterchef, good crop this year

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: Check out the Best British Baking Show if you haven’t.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where do I see it?

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: PBS or BBC

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s currently airing or I have to look on Netflix?

              • Great White North says:
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                @Grey: I’m a quasi-Luddite, so I caught it on PBS as it aired. Last season (10 episodes) can be streamed currently from PBS.org.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup, I Googled it, will watch on Apple TV, thanks for the reco!

            • Great White North says:
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              @Great White North:” Great British Baking Show”, not Best. Seriously worth it. It is an amateur competition that is intense, pastoral, and sassy. Some of the best creations I have ever seen.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sweet (pun), I’ll check it out…

                • Great White North says:
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                  @Grey: “This sponge has a soggy bottom!”

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I cannot wait!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Sure thing. I doubt it’ll take much to talk my wife into that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She’s gonna love it! Christina Tosi is the new judge… She was the one that invented crack pie…I think I mentioned it to you…

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: I’m not sure if you had but it looks like a whole lot of butter and sugar, by which I mean awesome. I never went to momofuku. I gotta get back to NY.

  146. royce! says:
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    And some larger sample size shizz (what is she talking about?): over the last 30 days, Brandon Crawford has a .413 BABIP and 50% GB rate. Even worse, Yasmany Tomas has a .413 BABIP with a 56.3% GB rate. Keep finding those holes!

    • Grey

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      You mean Tomas, at 359 lbs, won’t have a high BABIP? royce! c’mon…

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: I know, so contrarian of me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  147. Nyjacobs says:
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    Sup grey would you trade away fielder for belt and josh harrison in a 12 team roto? Not sure if its beneficial but i am in last place ha thanks

    • Grey

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      Sounds fine if you have nothing at MI

  148. John says:
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    I am looking to pick up a player that has RP and SP elligibility. Who would you pick between Chris Heston and Carlos Frias? Their statistics seem to be close. So Grey which one has the best upside this season moving forward?

    • Grey

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      Frias

  149. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    He Grey,
    Super bummed about my boy Dickerson. I was hoping 8 weeks of rest would do the trick. I’d even be fine with 12 weeks and him come back in time for my league playoffs. At this point I’d trade him for a solid SP or OF in our keeper league. He’ll only be $16-$18 ($280 cap) next year depending on his adjustment.

    H2H NL-Only
    I still have starts from Alvarez, Peralta, Arrieta, Heston, and Shields. He has starts from Lester, Collmenter, Leake, O’Sullivan, Strasburg,and Burnett. Here’s the P Line:
    ERA WHIP
    Me 0.86 0.57 (22 IP)
    Him 3.12 0.92 (8.2 IP)

    Do I sit Alvarez and Heston (@COL) to give myself a better chance of ERA and WHIP or use the buffer I have and start both of them giving me a better shot at Ws and Ks? Collmenter vs. Lester could be a make or break for him. Unfortunately, they have a later start time. Leake in Cleveland could be bad for him as well.

    I’m leaning towards sitting Henderson and starting Heston since COL is missing Dickerson and Morneau. He also is a big GB guy and COL is pretty swing happy.

    • Grey

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      Sit both

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  150. Jake from State Farm says:
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    I unfortunately have fat Adams, Napoli and just grabbed Mitch Moreland on a slowly climbing team. On base and slugging replace batting average and home runs. Having three options at first means I have none I know. Does the great lothario for see any of these bupkis and Charlie’s holding down the spot for me. Am I the only one trying to bring bupkis and Charlie back? The concussedador is the only decent Fa option. Love those home games but he has to get to the park first. Drop one for Morneau or pray one of these guys gets their shit together. Also do you think cano is over the hill or just another slow start? His owner is looking to sell. I have kipnis and Murphy already. Thanks as always.

  151. Eng says:
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    Grey, you brave bastard you. Are you starting McHugh at Det? And I’m assuming Alex Wood is a go for today?

    • Grey

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      I’d start McHugh and Wood

  152. Double H says:
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    Grey, great write up – do you see Aaron Sanchez getting shifted back to the bullpen at any point? He was so dominant there in a short stint last year and doesn’t seem to be getting it done as a starter – thanks bud.

    • Grey

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      Thanks! Sanchez is the starter for now

  153. Jake from State Farm says:
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    I have a huge hole at first. Fat Adams and Napoli have been a succubos on my stats. Just grabbed Moreland and the cuncossador is avail. On base and slugging replace batting average and home runs . Which bupkis and Charlie is the best bet at first? Am I the only one trying to bring bupkis and Charlie back? Also do you think cano is over the hill or just off to another slow start? I have Murphy and kipnis holding down the mi and 2b spots right now. Sad to say cano is of less value than Murphy but as of right now it’s true. Thanks as always. And have a very drunk holiday weekend.

    • Jake from State Farm says:
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      @Jake from State Farm: sorry.. Didn’t see my first post load. Damn iPad. Damn heinekens…

  154. Steve says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How many waiver wire moves do you make per week in your best leagues?

    Is it better to be patient or aggressive?

    Thanks,

    Steve

    • Grey

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      10 to 15 in RCL (12 team), 1 to 2 in a 15 team league

  155. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team H2H keeper league, Jimmy Nelson or Tsuyoshi Wada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson, could go either way

  156. depppet says:
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    Castillo or Castellanos ROS?

    • Grey

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      Rusney

      • depppet says:
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        Thanks

  157. Dan says:
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    @Grey 12 team H2H league, I was offered Cespedes for Arrieta. I definitely could use some offensive help, but Cespedes doesn’t really get me going. What would you do?

    • Grey

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      Sounds decent

  158. One vote for “Best title of the year”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rudy thanks you

  159. Grey

    Grey says:
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  160. Q says:
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    If you were selling, would you try to sell Cain Sugar or Souza?

    And around what tier SP would you expect back?

    Thanks!

  161. My MI options are pretty gross — platooning Utley, LeMaheu, Boegarts, and Galvis.

    Would you drop Rusney Castillo or one of the above for the recently dropped Segura?

  162. Brett says:
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    How big of an improvement is carrasco over Quintana? Quintana has been solid minus his one blow up vs Detroit.

  163. Grey

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  164. DonnieB says:
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    Currently running Danny Santana at SS in a 12 team. Would Owings be an upgrade? Our league only allows a minor league player on roster for one statistical week. Thinking about adding Correa after games start and lineups set on Memorial Day so I would have until June 7th to get call up. What’s the guess on his call up? That a good gamble? Thanks and have a great weekend.

  165. John says:
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    Own tulo, trade reyes for Castillo?

    Ive got reyes for betts in the hopper right now, would you rather do that then I assume. If not like rusney for him?

  166. Gareth says:
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    “You see the maturation of Salazar and Carrasco these past two nights. They struggled and battled and ended up giving you quality innings.”

    Tom Hamilton (indians radio announcer).

  167. Gareth says:
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    Pineda found the Mexican regression fairies tonight.

    They knocked the stuffing out of him.

    • Grey

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      Ha

  168. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 10 team h2h league where transactions are limited (no keepers), i carry no bench bats. I have Myers and Dickerson on DL and no pitcher to drop. I am first in that league, specially my hitting was and still is great but after DLing those two guys, i grabbed Espinosa for a utility spot and i am not sure if its the optimal solution. Would you drop him for Rusney? What if Rusney is nothing special at all? What if he doesnt play everyday? Would he be an upgrade over Espinosa? I dont know when Myers and Dickerson would be able to play baseball or if they would be able to contribute like they did before their injuries but i feel like this one Utility spot could be filled with better options.

    FA: Alvarez, Butler, Lind, Rusney, Ethier, Marisnick, Gose, Howard..

    Would you recommend replacing Espinosa with anyone out of that list?

    Thanks

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