Dude’s on fire.  No.  Need better!  He is a high-speed torrent download of a yule log burning.  Need better!  He is Smokey the Bear at a Porno for Pyros concert, wearing earbuds and listening to Firestarter by Prodigy.  Need better still!  He’s a pyrotechnician smacking a sparkler out of your hand and giving you instead the detonator for the Statue of Liberty’s 4th of July celebration fireworks.  Yesterday, Mitch Moreland went 2-for-3 with 4 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homers, and now has five homers in four games and six homers in six games.  I already told you yesterday that Moreland has been better than Brandon Belt, Lucas Duda and Brandon Moss, and some other corner infidels, according to our Player Rater.  That’s on the year, not in the last week.  In the last week, Moreland’s been better than everyone.  Let’s take a hootie-hoo at who Moreland has more homers than on the year:  Prince Fielder, Beltre (not close), Adam Jones, Big Papi, Tommy Tomstein, Freeman, Yoenis, Billy McDugal, Kris Bryant, Tulo, McClutchin and Sandoval.  Sure, some of those guys I only named to rub salt in my own wounds — I hate you, Sandoval! — and other guys I mentioned don’t even exist, but Mitch don’t kill my vibe for the better part of the season now, and, if he’s available, I’d grab him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joey Gallo – Optioned to Triple-A with the return of Hamilton.  Well, at least they didn’t leave Gallo hanging.

Josh Hamilton – 2-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Over/under for his next injury — ten days.  I’m taking the under.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Get on the train!  Choo Choo!

Robinson Chirinos – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer, and 2nd in three games.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Miguel Gonzalez – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.04.  Could this really be Mike Gonzalez, the LOOGY for the O’s, stretched out as a starter?  Things that make you say hmm.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers, his 17th and 18th.  Have I mentioned that Sky traded me Davis for Jeurys?  Have I mentioned it while typing a sentence with my elbows and clapping my hands?  Have now!

Manny Machado – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer.  Machado is now in the top ten for all of fantasy baseball value.  Fo’serious.

Sonny Gray – Scratched with an illness.  Sounds more like poison ivy.

John Axford – Left the club for an unannounced reason for an indeterminate amount of time.  Even though it sounds like it, it’s not his oblique.  I looked at picking up LaTroy Hawkins and Rafael Betancourt, but I just didn’t have room.  Ugh, I’m totally lying, I had room, but I didn’t want their explosive shizz on my ratios.  If you’re desperate for saves, I can understand it.  UPDATE!  By the time I finished writing this blurb, LaTroy saved the game (1 IP, 0 ER) and I picked him up.  I’m such a glutton for punishment.

Jedd Gyorko – 0-for-3 as he was recalled to replace the injured Cory Spangenberg.  The news report I read also mentioned that Gyorko was hitting well in Triple-A.  The report finished by saying, “You’re such a jackass, Grey, you know you’re going to pick up Gyorko again.”  Shut up, report!

James Paxton – Played catch on Tuesday.  He played catch with an egg, beating Lloyd McClendon and Carson Smith.

Michael Montgomery – 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 BBs, 7 Ks, ERA down to 1.62.  Hey, I know that impersonation, it’s Marco Estrada, right?  Very cool, Montgomery!  Hopefully, Montgomery won’t fall off a Clift, wilt under the klieg lights that feel like A Place in the Sun, and instead last From Here to Eternity.  Damn, Grey’s still got it!  I don’t want to return to the Stream-o-Nator on a one-hitter, but, guys and five girl readers, his K/9 (5.9), BB/9 (2.4) and xFIP (4.12) aren’t telling me he’s the second coming of the Jesus-shaped potato chip.  I could see grabbing him while he’s on a roll, but soon the shine’s gonna come off.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Yay!  He’s hitting .167 on the year.  Oh, man, put that thing away, it’s hideous.

Brad Miller – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Gyorko and Miller in the same game?  It’s raining Grey’s 2014 (and ’15) sleepers!

Jason Motte – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save as Hector Rondon worked the 7th inning.  Soon, Rondon’s gonna be working in the 3rd inning.  That same Rondon that has a 2.20 ERA vs. Motte’s 3.03 ERA.  Incredible is what I say as I shake my head and make a farting sound with my armpit.  Okay, I wasn’t using my armpit.  Sue me, I had hot dogs for lunch.  Motte’s now saved two games since Rondon’s last one, so…Well, I have no idea what that means, but I’d own both Motte and Rondon.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  Even when he pitches well, he seems to get overshadowed.  Yesterday, he was overshadowed by Jon Niese’s nose.  The Stream-o-Nator loved Hendricks yesterday, and likes him again in his next start.

Michael Cuddyer – Left yesterday’s game with a sore knee.  He’s day-to-day, or as they say in Jamaica, dayo-to-dayo.

Jacoby Ellsbury – Wasn’t able to play in a rehab game yesterday due to fatigue, which I believe was also the name of one of the families in Mel Brooks’ Romeo & Juliet that was never produced.

Andrew Heaney – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  I liked him in the preseason, and now he’s here and I can’t summon the enthusiasm to pick him up.  I have to think less, and act more.  Or think and then act.  Or think less about thinking and acting and do.  Where’s Yoda when I need him?!  At this point, I’d grab Heaney in 15-team or deeper mixed leagues, and look at matchups in shallower leagues.  I do like him.  Or did like him not that long ago.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, and, in this game, Mark Teixeira hit his 19th homer (1-for-2).  If you left your draft with Pujols and Tex, people likely mocked you.  Feel free to mock them now.

Erick Aybar – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  *knocks Apple Watch against dresser*  Is it time to change my middle infielder?  Siri?  Hello?

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-4, 1 run and two more steals (8, 9), and now has six steals in four games.  SWOOSH!  SWIPE!  SWAHILI!  Holy SAGNOF, Batman!   If you’re hurting for steals, I can’t imagine not picking up Hernandez in any league.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 3.22.  After the game, Hamels contacted his agent and asked him to not entertain Blue Jays’ trade offers, because blue makes Hamels look washed out.

Taylor Jungmann – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.79.  Definite own in deeper leagues now, but in most mixed leagues, he’s still in the streamer pot for me.  Sorry, Jungmann, there’s no need to feel down, I said Jungmann.

Ryan Braun – 4-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .275.  Who’s got two thumbs and one working?  This guy!

Ryan Zimmerman – Went through a full workout on Tuesday.  Leading the workout was Richard Simmons.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.16.  I tried to watch this game yesterday, but the video was buffering almost as much as Tidal.  Must be a Jay-Z thing.

Danny Espinosa – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He’s filling in on the Nats at 2nd base and on my teams.  He has about a six-inch retractable leash right now, but if he gets multiple hits in games, I might let him out a little bit further.

Freddie Freeman – Might not return prior to the All-Star break.  Can I break it down to you nice and simple like Minnie Pearl would’ve wanted it?  He has a sprained wrist, if he has one setback, the Braves aren’t going to push him so they can win 70 games instead of 68.

Juan Uribe – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Oh, man, we’re mid-hot schmotato run for this guy because he homered this past Friday already.

Shelby Miller – 5 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA up to 2.20.  I’ll say this, if he plans on regressing with 10 Ks in his ‘bad’ games, I’d be more than happy if I owned him.

Randal Grichuk – 3-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .286 as he hits in the two-hole vs. lefties.  Kinda want to marry him, and not just because he’s in the two-hole and now it’s legal, but he has solid power, and the Cards make mountains out of prospect molehills all the time.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.74.  And now I’ve missed two straight great starts from Lynn because CBS had him marked down as starting on the wrong day.  I blame effin’ Les Moonves!

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA down to 2.87.  Sale’s great starts are so run-of-the-mill, that whenever I see them, I feel like a pimp giving out orders, saying ho-hum.

Torii Hunter – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 12th homer, and his 4th in the last four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Phil Hughes – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 4.10.  As I said last time and will reiterate this time, Hughes looks like he’s got his act together from the beginning of the year when shizz was pear-shaped.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Danny Santana – 0-for-4, 1 RBI and his 5th steal.  Oh no, I’m not falling again for the banana in the ol’ tailpipe!

Eduardo Nunez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal, hitting .305.  If naming a player’s team and position was the final exam, Eduardo Nunez would be the last bonus question.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  I grabbed Suarez yesterday, then the Ghost of Teddy Roosevelt came to me and started singing Ruff Ryders by DMX, and said, “Suarez will help you transmitigate from Rendon to the Pacific Ocean without going around South America, and transmitigate used to be a word, I think,” but that spooked me and I dropped Suarez.  I may grab him again though because he is hot.

Marco Estrada – 2 1/3 IP, 2 ER.  For all of youse that gambled on Estrada after his back-to-back almost Johnny Vander Meer’s (Johnny Vander Near?), you got hella lucky that Estrada got bombed but only gave up two earned.  Now please put him back on waivers where he belongs.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  As his dad once told him, a homer is as good as four walks!

David Ortiz – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Good Times!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 3.92.  I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!  After the drubbings he just took in two of his previous four games, I’m still hesitant to give him a full green light.  Perhaps I’m too Great White, and Once Bitten, Twice Shy.

Jason Kipnis – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer.  Yeah, okay, but only one hit in five at-bats, blech!

David Murphy – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I was gonna mention this the other day when he had a 4-for-4 (stutterer!) game, but Murphy gets hot for a week or so at a time, and I’d grab him if struggling for anything.

Giovanny Urshela – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.   Here’s what I said previously on him, ” I look at Urshela’s minor league numbers (3 HRs this year in AAA; 13 the year before), and I’m yawnstipated.  Looks to me like a poor man’s Brandon Belt, I will call him Rope Belt.  If you’re in an AL-Only league, he’s an immediate pickup, but I’d hold elsewhere for now.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Danny Salazar – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Two strikeouts?  Hey, c’mon, Cody’s the sensitive one, Danny!  Know your role!

Erasmo Ramirez – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 4.01.  That wraps up a month of June where he had an ERA of 1.44.  That comes after a month of May with an ERA of 2.90.  And here you are waiting for Patrick Corbin and the Matts, Moore and Cain.

James Loney – Will begin a rehab stint as he works his way back from a broken middle finger.  Due to how his cast was placed, he also lost all his friends.

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and yet another homer, 2nd in as many games, 12th on the year.  I am a tad concerned he’s shining too much attention on himself and he’s going to find himself benched next to Alex Guerrero.

Howie Kendrick – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Howie like me now!

Nick Ahmed – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Is it me or does every middle infielder on waivers look good, and then they look immediately terrible when they’re on your team?

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.09.  Please, look again at my blurb on Erasmo.  And you held Verlander for how long?  Maybe he’ll retroactively win you your 2011 fantasy championship.

Yoenis Cespedes – 0-for-6, hitting .294.  Ah, the joys of extra innings.

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-5, hitting .233.  No runs or RBIs for Castellanos, but he did get three hits.  For him, a huge game!

Gerrit Cole – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.20.  This was a tough matchup in Detroit due to Miggy, JD and J.D. Martinez (3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer).

Dallas Keuchel – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  There should be some kind of penance I can perform to apologize for not believing in Keuchel.  Bless me, Fantasy Baseball Overlord, for I have sinned.

George Springer – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .263.  I am worried that at some point, he’s going to hit, like, ten homers in fifteen days.  Worried because I don’t own him anywhere.  Did I just will it into happening?  Dah!

Matt Cain – Will make his season debut on Thursday, which is apparently back to work day in the major leagues.  I wouldn’t touch Cain in any mixed league shallower than 15-team and would have a hard time even streaming him.  You, “Why, Grey?  Please impart some wisdom on my not-as-handsome-as-you face.”  Quite simply, he hasn’t been good in two years.  Not worth the ulcer.

Buster Posey – 2-for-4, 2 runs  and his 12th homer, hitting .303.  Having a pretty good season.  And having a pretty terrible season when compared to Grandal, who you could’ve drafted 200 picks after Posey.

Hunter Pence – Took swings off a tee.  Then made a diving catch to rob a 6-year-old.

Mat Latos – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 5.27.  After the game, the Hashtag and the word Blessed had a joint press conference ordering Dallas Latos to stop.

Justin Bour – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Hasn’t done a whole lot recently, but when Bour gets hot, it turns into a trendy pork dish served at hipster restaurants.

Dee Gordon – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Or only three homers from tying Ozuna.  OZUNA resembles that comment.

Michael Morse – Tweaked his back during rehab.  Since it’s Morse, it’s appropriate that he’s always tapping out.

 
  1. Biscotti says:
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    Drop Travis for Odor?

    Drop Moss for Grandal?

    Weekly league. Each will be backup players.

    Is Pujols old enough to be a Zombino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Biscotti: Sure, Odor… Meh, hold Moss…He’s getting close to Zombino range

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Grichuk in the 2-hole and legal…brilliant.

    Re Torri, can one be both a zombino and a hot schmotato? Not mutally exclusive?

  3. Z says:
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    Hey Grey! Awesome as always. Would you mind ranking these pitchers for me ROS?

    Teheran, Iwakuma, Jaime Garcia, and Wei-Yin Chen? Teheran’s sitting out there in FA and looks tempting despite his mediocrity. Thanks!

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @Z: Shallow league I would definitely stash Teheran over the other guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Z: Thanks! Iwakuma, Jaime

  4. stumanji says:
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    Second time I’ve cackled at your “Rope Belt” joke.

    I appreciate you.

  5. slimbo says:
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    Need some advice.

    Have Travis still on the ir and Matz on the na

    In a 8 team keeper league with 14 keepers who can I drop to activate both? Yelich Teheran or Gio Gonzalez

    • Hawk says:
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      @slimbo:

      Dump either pitcher. For me, Gio would go first but I doubt anyone would blame you if you dumped Teheran first

  6. Dusty Baker says:
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    whats the gig on Herman Perez of Milwaukee ———— seems to be schmatoing in the last 10 days———- worth a flier in deeper NL only leagues ? ———— Also ——- I just traded Pedro Alverez and Haren for the rights to pick up Matz, (gonna have to pick up someone to play in the 5 hole , yes theres such a thing, heck I had 5 hoes on the west coast back in the day)—————— 5×5 NL only 10 teamer- redraft—————- I am mid teir in bat cats, and leading or close to leading all the pitch cats —–will leave me witha staff of Harvey, Cole, Liriano, DeScalfini, Morton, Matz, Melancon, Rondon, Zeigler (thinking about adding W Smith)———————-good trade? …………………… one last question , you think Ryno still remembers Shawon batting in the 2 hole? Bet his ex wife does ———I didnt say that out loud , did I ? ————————— good write up, peace out ———- D.B.

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Dusty Baker: Shawon lolz. Brooklyn keeps on takin it. That too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dusty Baker: Ha, thanks! He’s worth a flyer in an NL-Only sure, I like that trade, yeah

      • Dusty Baker says:
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        @Grey: would you rather have – NL Only 5×5 – 10 teamer –redraft——————– Lamb, Asche , Herman Perez ? —————- ROS Season value with Paulse and Barnes of Colorado ————— no bench in this league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lamb… Paulsen should be owned, but not over Lamb, forget Barnes unless desperate…

          • Dusty Baker says:
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            @Grey: thanks ————cya in the morning.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great work, man.

    a. Very subtle Miggy hooch reference. I had to do a triple take on that one. Well done, it’s evidence that you’ve still got it!

    b. Been doing some research. Name a player with more RBIs (39) than Joe Mauer with a lesser SLG (.370). What’s the matter can’t find the player? That’s ’cause he’s the best .370 SLG #3-hitter in MLB!!

    c. This is an excerpt from the Baltimore vs. Texas game from last night. No editing needed on my part. Obviously, CBS cares.

    FIELDING
    DP – Flaherty-Hardy-Parmelee, Flaherty-Hardy-Parmelee-Hardy-Flaherty-Parmelee, Flaherty-Hardy-Parmelee-Hardy-Flaherty-Parmelee-Flaherty-Hardy-Parmelee, Flaherty-Hardy-Parmelee-Hardy-Flaherty-Parmelee-Flaherty-Hardy-Parmelee-Hardy-Flaherty-Parmelee

    That must have been some DP.

    d. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Growing up I never would have believed that I’d a need a computer just to masturbate. For a long time I thought the bra section of the Sears catalogue would be enough.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Kid A says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Is there a C02 detector in your home?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Kid A: You mean, CO detector. right? ’cause CO does damage but CO2 is ok.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Im digging the norm quotes, don’t let me down now.

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Nice!

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Ante GALIC: You tell em Ante!

        • Hawk says:
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          @Ante GALIC:

          CO2 will kill you just as well as CO will. That’s why people die from running their cars in enclosed spaces.

        • Kid A says:
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          @Ante GALIC:

          I’m just concerned you’re cooped up and not getting enough fresh air.

          A real worry wart, that’s me.

          All the best,
          KA

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Kid A: Holy S*** I cracked up at this.

        • Fireball Feliz says:
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          @Phil of the Future: Ante is the best poster here, give that man a Razzball hoodie already

      • Mike Scioscia's inflamed hemorrhoids says:
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        @Kid A: Nothing like making yourself look like a stupid asshole in the process of trying to make someone else look stupid. Do yourself a favor and go take a chemistry class you petulant little fuck.

          • Mike Scioscia's inflamed hemorrhoids says:
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            @Kid A: @Kid A: I can tell that you’re super excited because gay people can get married now. But proposing marriage already! That’s crazy! If you insist though, since you’ll be occupying your usual station in life as the subservient bitch of the relationship, it wouldn’t be proper without your step-father offering up a sizable dowry first. For starters, send Jerry Dipoto a nice bottle of Moscato, an all expenses paid trip to Vegas, and a card wishing him my condolences. Next, I’m in the process of talking Moreno into signing C.J. Wilson to a 10 year, 250 million dollar contract extension. If I could get half of that paid for, it would really help the team out. Also, due to the rising cost of HD beastiality porn, Tehol hasn’t been able to afford his HIV medication for the last few months. Make sure that gets paid every month. Last thing, if we’re going to be married, please refrain from publicly exposing how much of a mouth breathing dimwit you are. It’s not your fault that being an insipid troll is ingrained in your DNA, but for heaven’s sake, if we’re to be married, I need you to stop acting like a smug little bitch all the time. Regardless of what your mommy told you, you’re not special, and everyone makes fun of you when you’re not around. Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! Crazy on Mauer… Ha! nice DP, O’s!

  8. nelson says:
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    Will Erasmo keep his job when Moore and Odorizzi get back?
    Also, Moreland or Laroche ROS?

    Thanks G.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nelson: Be surprised if Erasmo is knocked out, but stranger things have happened… Moreland

  9. thomas says:
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    I too am curious if Erasmo is more than a streamer.

    Also, is Latos back? He seems to be doing well.

    I might have to make room for Corbin and Medlen soon.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @thomas: Latos HAS back, if that’s what you’re talking about.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thomas: Latos has looked better since he’s returned, yeah

  10. Swfcdan says:
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    Ha totally with you on Keuchel, kept waiting for the bottom to fall out but doesnt look like it will happen.

    Think the Cubs closer shituation will go on all year (Maddoning)? Ive grabbed Motte but wonder if its not woth the agita as I need roster spots in this league. You rather have the lame Hawk (Hawkins)?

    Also are you high on Kendrick in 2nd half? Other 16 team league Im having to roll E Rosario out there (now that Maddeningly wont play Guerrero), big upgrade to Howie right?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Swfcdan:I think the Cubs get a legit closer before the deadline, and Hawkins is a temp for the week. Don’t see either of him or Motte getting an extended look.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @SallyCips: Motte used to be a legit closer before his TJ…So SP’s can come back fine but not relievers? He’s still throwing smoke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’d prefer Motte to Hawkins…Yes, big upgrade with Howie from Rosario

  11. Brain Dead Hurler says:
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    Is there a term for innings eater yet?

    If not…Adam Pitchman

    As in, man vs food Adam richman. Just keeps on eating. They’re better when you don’t have to explain me huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brain Dead Hurler: He stopped eating though, and got douchey…We went with wackhorse

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Brain Dead Hurler: Ha nice one.

      He had to stop eating btw Grey, docs told him much more of that feastery would have killed him. Show is on over here in the UK, what a champion of food.

  12. team Maxwell says:
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    Short one ‘playing’ OF in 12 team keep forever Yahoo league.
    Should I drop someoneone for Grichuk? I have Vogt Hosmer Singleton Kipnis Tomas Sano Correa Segura R.Castillo Buxton Pedersen Upton. Thanks!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @team Maxwell: I wish folks would lose the obviously not droppables from these. Singleton or Castillo for me.

    • MaybeNextYear says:
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      @team Maxwell: Kipnis… duh.

  13. flagg3288 says:
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    My buddy and I were offered Longo and Price for our Encarnacion and Carrasco in our 14 teamer. I personally didn’t like it from the second I saw the offer but I’m just double checking. I’m pretty sure the downgrade from E5 to Longo is bigger than the upgrade from Carrasco to Price but feel free to correct me.

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @flagg3288: I think you’re right to hate it. I’d hold.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @flagg3288: Hold

    • SallyCips says:
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      @flagg3288: I can see doing it if you liked it, needed the 3b more than 1b, but otherwise I’m with the other folks.

    • Chucky says:
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      Longoria’s the most over rated player in all MLB. That’s quite a feat when you consider the field. Wouldn’t even consider it. I do like Price ‘s upgrade over Carasco though. Carasco is just too damn inconsistent.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Chucky: uh, cano’s not higher ranked and worse than longo eh?

  14. Buzz lightyear says:
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    souza seems to be in the middle of one of his slumps . I am currently holding a lot of
    Injured guys… 2 dl slots & and the rest are bench…( freeman, Stanton, Rendon, soler, and Andrew miller), so I have to start Souza . I’ve tried trading and no one is interested . Would you drop miller to provide a backup on the bench?

    Span, burns, yelich, ozuna, collabello are available

    • Buzz lightyear says:
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      Since I posted this , I received an offer of josh Harrison for miller . I currently have Souza , reddick, and Alex Gordon as my of and no bench players . Would you take that offer ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Buzz lightyear: You’re selling low… You went from trying to trade and in three hours someone is trading… I’d look for a better trade and play Souza

        • Buzz lightyear says:
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          Thanks . I received another offer . How about cespesdes or marte for Rendon/Alex Gordon ?

          This would leave me with the opportunity to grab a guy like yelich to back up of

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d take Marte then Yoenis

  15. Tony C says:
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    Trade question for Keeper(4players)H2H points league. Would you trade Mookie Betts straight up for Bogaerts? Should I remain patient with Addison Russell and Corey Seager? I love Mookie!

    My hitters on roster:
    C-Vogt
    1b-Rizzo
    2b-Kipnis
    Ss-Russell, C.Seager
    3b-Bryant
    Of-Betts
    Of-Brantley
    Of-Cespedes
    Of-Cain
    DH-C.Davis
    BN-Tomas
    BN-Franco
    BN-Sano

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Tony C: No. Betts is worth much more than Xander. Deal Franco or Tomas for a different SS or pick up Lindor if he is available.

  16. Malicious Phenom says:
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    On this day in baseball:

    July 1, 1903 Cy Young drives in the contest’s lone run when he blanks the Pale Hose at Chicago’s South Side Park, 1-0. The shutout, his fourth consecutive complete game without allowing a run, is the Boston American right-hander’s third 1-0 victory in a span of nine days.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: I know right, lol I am always amazed by how often they pitched and how many innings guys threw back then and nobody’s arm fell off..

        • Five-On-One says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: We don’t know about the guys who’s arms did fall off, cause that’s not who they write the history books about.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They also threw 60 MPH (kidding, I have no idea)

          • Dusty Baker says:
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            @Grey: they say Walter Johnson threw well over 100 mph – of course they had no way of really telling back then, BUT, some have studied the old films, and by comparison of todays pitchers, and accounts from those that saw the Big Train in person, they came to the conclusion that Johnson was a monster.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, could be, like I said, I have no idea

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Also on this day in baseball:

      July 1, 1990 Andy Hawkins throws a no-hitter for the Yankees, losing 4-0 to the White Sox after the wheels fell off the defense with a series of errors with two outs in the eighth inning. This is the most lopsided no-hitter loss in MLB history.

      This was the sixth of seven no hitters thrown in 1990, and the third within a 48 hour period.

      Of note, because the Yankees were on the road, Hawkins only needed to complete 8 IP for the no-no.

  17. Yescheese says:
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    Razz nation? Thoughts on Wei-Yin Chen v TEX tonight? SON is in love.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Yescheese: I’d start him, he has pitched very well as of late.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Yescheese: I’m all in on Chen.

    • Ron D says:
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      @Yescheese: rangers also don’t hit lefties well

  18. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Dee Gordon’s HR was an inside the park version..

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Still gaining on Ozuna, who I’m desperately trying to sell for a SP.

    • JoeG says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:
      Should of been a triple and a error. Home team scoring.

  19. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Your take on this guy:
    Manny Banuelos

    Braves will recall him to start tomorrow against the Nats…He was a top prospect when he was with the Yankees.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: As a Yankee guy I’m excited to see him pitch, could be real, but after injuries I’d wait to see if he passes the eye test. He was equal to Betances though coming up.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @SallyCips: He has pitched very well in AAA this year:

        6-2 in 15 starts over 82 2/3 IP
        2.29 era
        1.222 whip
        69 k’s
        38 bb’s

        agree him and Betances were there next 2 big things in the Bronx..

        • SallyCips says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: Yeah not bad, if his Ks were a little higher I’d go with him from the getgo, but still would wait a start or so.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @SallyCips: betances was terrible as a starter, BP said his starter projections as a starter were some of the highest ERA they ever had. This is a couple of years ago.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: His last name sounds like some sort of pan dulce.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: He’s all over the place. I’d be afraid to start him for fear of him walking the ballpark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Agree with others, should be interesting to see what he can do

  20. BambooLounge says:
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    I’ve been having that same MI feeling all year. Can’t spell mirage without MI I guess.

  21. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    14 team roto with BB and K’s, no ERA, and losses. holds.
    staff is quintana/arrieta/carrasco/buchholez/vince V/c.anderson/j.garcia

    45 moves left on year, drop anderson for any of: rubby/fiers/heaney (will bench @ COL of course)/happ/ray? I’m already on pace for my 1725 innings, i also have 6 RP.

  22. Ryan says:
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    Who do you like more ROS, M.Moore or P.Corbin in a 15 team 9 P league. Thanks.

  23. SallyCips says:
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    I picked up Morland in one league, but in the other, where I lost Stanton and y’know could use him, I just watched him till someone else grabbed him while I debated who to drop for far too long. I hate this chronic indecisive fantasy illness.

  24. Just Busted says:
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    Is it time to give up on Alphabet Soup yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends for who, but I could see it

  25. GRG says:
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    Abreu or A. Jones ROS ?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @GRG: Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GRG: Toss up, Abreu

  26. Carter says:
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    Would you prefer Heaney or Matt Moore ROS?

    Thanks as always!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Carter: personally I’m going Moore, because I’ve always wanted him and never owned him till now. But Heaney might be saferish.

      • Carter says:
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        @Grey: So do you like Shark and Moore for Harvey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Carter: Not sure why anyone would do that, but sure

  27. Chucky says:
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    Drastic times call for drastic measures. Team falling out of the race thisquick with injuries. Ok to bench the suddenly punch and judy Votto for Moreland? Looks like the Reds have thrown in the towel anyways.

    • Chucky says:
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      Also, one more please if its ok….drop Simmons for my newest BFF Cesar Hernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: Sure, go Moreland and Cesar

  28. Phil of the Future says:
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    What up BB,

    Glad to see Hughes righted the ship. My 16 teamer needs him in a bad way. I’ve been running him out there and hoping… He does look right again, at least from the Phil eye test.

    Also, I stashed Khris Davis. Dropped Joey Butler, who I have to say had an amazing schmotato run. So we could both have your Khris and my Chris down the stretch run and be unstoppable. Good plan?

    Lastly, I think I have a shot at trading for Freeman. But it might cost Vogt and maybe Alvarez. Would you do that? It’s a risk, especially with wrist injuries I know, but it doesn’t sound toooo serious. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: BB! Yeah, Butler was nice for a few weeks there….Good plan though…. I would hold Vogt

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Thx, G.

        The realist in me is thinking Vogt can’t possibly hold up the whole season. He’s not young, and he’s not in great shape. That said I get not moving him just to move him.

        I’ll see if I can package him with McCullers and bring back something really tasty. Redraft league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re ignoring your new Ben Gay routine, aren’t you?

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: You got me. I couldn’t take the smell.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You gotta push through the smell!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I can’t! I think I’m just gonna have to trade my whole team.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Noooo!!!

  29. TJ says:
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    I’ve been using Colabello for awhile to fill in for Myers and Dickerson. Seems like he might be cooling off? Would you drop for Moreland or hold?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @TJ: I’ve been trying to sell Colabello. Still hitting. Maybe a different drop, but get Mor before he’s gone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Drop for Moreland

  30. Hack-E says:
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    Grey and friends,

    1. Drop slumping Souza for Moreland?

    2. Drop Shark or Cashner for Rubby?

    3. Rubby or Taijuan ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hack-E: 1. Sure 2. Cash 3. Walker

  31. BringBobbyCoxBack says:
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    UTil spot open between Mitch or Randall Grichuk ROS ? Thanks.

  32. Jon says:
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    Own May or Erasmo?

    • Chucky says:
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      Erasmo easily

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Erasmo

  33. Clubber Lane says:
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    I was glad to hear that E-Rod was just tipping his pitches out of the stretch. Now that he looks to have made an adjustment, give him the green light Greystroke!

  34. Max says:
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    Got a trade offer I can’t decide on. 8 team; roto; standard 5×5 with K/9 instead of K’s; 1850 innings cap league. Currently I’m in 5th with 42.5 points with a little over half my innings left.

    Getting 3, 8, 4, 7, 6 in the offensive categories and 3.5 (W), 6 (SV), 1 (ERA 3.75), 2 (WHIP 1.26), 2 (k/9 8.04) in the pitching categories.

    My team:

    C1 – Sal Perez
    c2 – Empty with waiver for Migeul Montero or Swihart thursday (for an empty spot)
    1b – Pujols
    2b – Dee Gordon
    3b – Longoria
    SS – Desmond
    CI – Chris Davis
    MI – Josh Harrison
    OF – JUpton
    OF – Puig
    OF – Nelson Cruz
    Util – Pollock
    SP – Arrieta, Lester, Garrett Richards,
    RP/P – Britton, KRod, Ziegler, AJ Ramos, Hector Rondon, Fernando Rodney
    BN – Trevor Bauer, Yordano, Alex Wood, Tijuan Walker, Heaney
    DL – Giancarlo, d’Arnaud
    NA – Migeul Sano

    So heres the offer:

    I give JUpton and Bauer
    I get Strasburg and Lance Lynn

    Been trying to acquire an ace for awhile now and this is the best I could do. My era/whip have been improving recently but I don’t think my staff is good enough as constructed to really gain any points in the pitching ratios.

    Hitters run deep on the wire. Could replace JUpton with (your former fling) Jay Bruce, Victor Martinez, Alex Gordon, Jorge Soler, Kevin Pillar, Mitch Moreland, Josh Reddick, Granderson, Lind, Tomas, Paredes. Eventually gonna get Stanton back as well.

    Would you do the deal? If so who would you pick up?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: Nope, you don’t need an ace, pitchers I’m sure run just as deep on the wire

      • Max says:
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        @Grey: Not nearly as deep. k/9 has made pitchers who own an under 8 k/9 unownable in most circumstances. Best avaliable pitchers are Gallardo, Ubaldo, Fiers Haren, Eduardo Rodriguez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eduardo sounds like he’s figured something out

  35. The Great Knoche says:
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    The below blurp from Gaslamp Ball on Gyokro’s call up from Sunday. Finally found someone who loves him more than you are I do. I am already looking forward to putting him in place in Eric Sogard in NFBC.

    “Granted I don’t pay that close of attention to what’s happening down on the farm, but every time I saw his name mentioned it was because he was doing something spectacular like hitting baseballs to places where no man could reach them.

    The Padres are in desparate need of an infielder which is why it surprises me that it took so long to recall Gyorko. On Saturday night Cory Spangenberg suffered a bone bruise on his knee. On Sunday Will Middlebrooks rolled his ankle after tripping on a bat that was left in the batting circle.

    Rumors of a Gyorko’s return spread like marmalade on toast. Padres fans everywhere waited with bated breath. “What does this mean?” they gasped in unison.

    There’s a strong possibility the team adds an infielder for depth in the meantime, though that wouldn’t be announced until Tuesday. The logical candidate is second baseman Jedd Gyorko, who was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on June 10. Gyorko is hitting .283 with four home runs in 15 games for El Paso.”

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Hitting Baseballs Where No Man Can Reach Them!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gyorko couldn’t have a better name

  36. Five-On-One says:
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    Two questions for the gang this morning. 12 team 5×5 weekly move league.

    1) MI itch. Alcides or Desmond (or Aybar or Danny S.)? I’ve grown tired of Desmond’s o-fers, but he did have a couple of dongs this past week (while on my bench). Is he coming out of the season-long slump or continue to sit him?

    2) Axford owner. I picked up LaTroy, but he scares me. Not that Axford is all that stable himself. Two-part question – First, any freakin’ clue how long Ax will be out? If only for 2-3 days, certainly don’t want to use LaTroy, if for the week, perhaps. So Ax or Hawk for the week. Second, I am thinking of using a SP instead of a RP in that spot for the week. I own McHugh, who has been very good his last couple of starts, but SON hates his next one (-$11.2 @BOS). Grey touts Erasmo, but SON hates his start as well (-$17.4 @NYY). Best available start on SON is Ruby ($13.8 vCOL). Kennedy, who has put together a couple of good starts is also available (-$1.2 @STL). I am all over the freakin’ place on this one. Please help!

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Five-On-One: On question 2, another owner just dropped Brett Anderson. He gets two starts @ AZ (-$8), and vPHI ($22). He is also an option.

  37. Vogt or Die says:
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    Do you like grilli and Johnny Peralta for puig? I’m getting puig

  38. I played on DraftKings last night and let me just say – I love Chris Sale. A must-start every time out right now. Anyways, my question:

    I need to drop two of the following:

    Carlos Santana
    Luis Valbuena
    Lucas Duda
    Steven Souza Jr.
    Rougned Odor
    Marcus Semien

  39. Jon says:
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    Gomes or Realmuto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Gomes

  40. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Is there a glossary term for a player who’s numbers are average at best in the minors yet they excel in the bigs?

    i.e.- Danny Santana last year and Montgomery presently.

    It confounds me.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Minor Beleaguered

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: P.S. That wasn’t a loaded question.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

          • Gray's sports almanac says:
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            @Grey: how about organizational depth charge

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not crazy about it

    • Joc of House Pederson says:
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      @Chicken Dinner:

      A Horry. just like Robert Horry really only showed up for the playoffs and nailed clutch shots. Montgomery right now is just Horrying.

  41. papasmurf says:
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    Grandalf the Gray!

    He’s now my second best hitter behind Altuve. It’s sad times in Smurfville.

    Would you rank him a top 5 catcher if the season ended now?

  42. CMUTimmah says:
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    I, too, have sinned against the fantasy Gods, Grey. Apparently, my lack of affinity for Kuechel has caused the Gods to attack my roster. Wainwright, Stanton (keepers) hit the shelf. Minor league call up Rendon has been cursed all season, and my first round pick Corey Dickerson, too has been cursed.

    Hoping my large lead carries me into the All Star break when I should get some DL relief after… then it’ll just be hanging on until Stanton comes back.

    Trade in my league:

    Kluber, Frazier, 3rd and 4rd (6 keepers and 3 minor leaguers, so the equivalent to a 9th and 10th)
    for
    Votto, Iwakuma, 1st and 2nd (7th/8th)

    Am I crazy or is this a completely brutal trade?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @CMUTimmah: I’d want Klub and Frazier

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Kluber side and not even close IMO… especially considering the guy trading those two is now planning on keeping Iwakuma (12 team, 6/team…)

        If you wanted the picks, I get it, but don’t give up your 3 and 4 then! If you replaced those with 10 and 15, I’m at least getting closer to a reasonable trade.

        The league is telling me I’m crazy… this explains why the same teams are always at the bottom…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  43. thesportsguy says:
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    Choo or his neighbor L. Martin?

  44. Thomas says:
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    Have you seen Carter Capps numbers? Would he be a good pairing pitcher in a h2h league or just a roto guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thomas: I have… Roto, mostly

  45. Frank White says:
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    Yeah that’s some Bull Ish about Lance Lynn.. Happened to me too on CBS. If i lose by 16 points I’ma be pissed!!

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: CBS is HORRIBLE with that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The effin worst

      • Frank White says:
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        Grey I always Submit a question under, Help, and they E mailed me back and told me they’re aware of the problem and they’re in the process of fixing it.. Who’s the Man!!! LOL

        • Frank White says:
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          Dude If i drop a guy then later realize i should’ve dropped another, they’ll fix it for you too.. You just have to go to cbssports.com then hit help, submit questions.. Not your home page

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gotcha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  46. dom says:
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    I’d like to squeeze Lind (@ Harang) into my lineup tonight, am I crazy for benching J Turner, Grandal (@ Ray), Moreland (@ LHP Chen) or Sal Perez (@ Velasquez) to do so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dom: Perez

  47. JMAC says:
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    H2H 5×5 OBP Keep 5. Just got a trade offer with the following my Tulowitzki for Hanley Ramirez and ____________

    I feel like Tulo is on the way down and this streak is a way to sell high. I think he really wants Tulo and I could get some good value. Would you do Tulo for Hanley straight up (not going to just curious) and if not, what level player do you need in return to do it. For example would you do a Tulo for Hanley & Greinke / Archer / Salazar etc.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JMAC: You only want Hanley b/c you don’t currently own him…I would do Hanley and any of those SPs though

  48. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    I googled Dallas Latos’ twitter and just lost 20 minutes of my life….

  49. Eric says:
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    Gio for Pollock?

  50. JoeG says:
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    Batty Call for Thursday :
    Y.Alonso @ Stl- Garcia
    D.Murphy @ TB – Moore
    K.Vargas @KC – Young

      • JoeG says:
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        @JoeG: @Grey:
        Thanks, will pickup him up for today (since Colabello is sitting today ) , tomorrow and will try to hold until Monday if he hits. Will cut C.Rodon, I have Corbin coming back and won’t use Carlos against Tor and Bal in his next starts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  51. PhilOssieB says:
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    After accidentally dropping Marte (kids, don’t add/drop drunk on your cell phone) and my a-hole leaguemates not reversing the mistake (jealousy) I’ve been on and off the Choo train so many times I finally filled my punch card — one free ride! Will Choo Choo find any consistency this year?

    Also, I have Mike Don’t Fiers the rERAper in a rebuilding dynasty team on one yr contract, is now the time to sell or should his value increase a little more?

    Thanks as always!

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @PhilOssieB:

      That’s pretty asshole-ish of them. My leaguemates have made a couple of blunders this season (though because of Yahoo’s terrible app rather than inebriation), and I fixed it for them. Pretty dick move to lose a player like Marte and not get it corrected.

      • PhilOssieB says:
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        @The JoGarza: Tell me about it. I guess when you win 2 outta 3 years they start lookin for ways to screw you.

        Luckily, thanks to Razzball, I’m still in second place and plan to stick to them all by winning again! [cheezy grin, thumbs up, fade to championship trophy.]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PhilOssieB: Ha! Nice… Sure, grab Choo… I’d hold Fiers, but obviously depends on selling for what

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @PhilOssieB: I agree…..Bush League.

  52. Mister O says:
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    have stanton and corey dickerson on my team. Picked up Randall Grichuk as a fill in, and also picked up Soler as he is set to return soon. with stanton being out for 4-6 weeks and who knows on dickerson, which two would you rather have the next couple of weeks,

    Soler, Bruce or Randall Grichuk

  53. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Nice write up as always. I was offered his kluber and Seager for my Franco and Bauer. Who wins?

  54. Malicious Phenom says:
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    NEVER, EVER, use CBS sports for info on starting pitching..

    When in doubt go to the team page of that pitcher to see when he is pitching..

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: I am sure you will never do that again..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope not

  55. Jon says:
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    Is Joe Ross someone I should be stashing in a deeper mixed league? What do you think about him ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: How’s he in the rotation?

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey: Injury?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not worth worrying about him now outside of NL-Only leagues, and even there he’s on my waivers

  56. Jack says:
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    OK to drop Cano if guys like D. Travis, Forsythe, Phillips, Duffy, and Valbuena, are available……or am I completely shock-collared?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: I wouldn’t

  57. Sky

    Sky says:
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    ‘ Have I mentioned that Sky traded me Davis for Jeurys?’

    No but while you do, mention I replaced him with Mitch Moreland while you’re at it, brah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Haha, jealous of the Cesar grab too

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Grey: If Cesar were a Royal, he’d already have 10 million ASG votes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! I can’t believe I was able to grab Alcides off of waivers today…*looks at his stats* So I’ll be dropping him tomorrow

          • Sky

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            @Grey: Hahaha, I don’t know why he’s not running this year. That was part of the Royals being so good last year was being aggressive on the basepaths. And he’s batting leadoff unlike last year. That team continues to win and confound everyone along the way.

            • Grey

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              Is the whole team down on SBs?

              • Sky

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                Number one team for steals last year, number 15 this year. Yeah overall, they’re not as aggressive on the basepaths for some reason. Considering they still don’t have major power numbers, it’s really baffling they’re not running.

                • Grey

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                  Yeah, that’s surprising… If you remove Alcides is everyone else down in SBs too?

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Pretty much. Alex Gordon has 1 through 70 games. Had 12 through 156 last year. Only guy I’d say is on pace for similar whom you’d expect to steal is Cain. Maybe we’re seeing the after effects of a team that doesn’t walk much and goes after the first pitch so often. Hard to run when everyone behind you only sees 2 or 3 pitches and is making contact all the time.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hmm, interesting stuff… I’ll be sure to co-op this data and use it without discretion! Separate note, how does Pillar have three hits in a 9-1 game and no counting stats?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I think the bigger question out of all of this is why should anyone care about Kevin Pillar; did you add defensive metrics to our stats and not tell me?!?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hunh, Pillar’s been good this year…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      He’s been good in patches. Admittedly hit well of late. Sorry, I’ve watched him bat and it seems flukier than Colabello still hitting .300 that he ever makes contact.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Pillar is who you need to apologize to! Pillar has like the best strikeout percentage on the Jays, and 30 steal speed and I’m not even buying this

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      HA! Watched him strike out on a pitch that bounced about three feet from the plate…both in terms of being in front of the plate and away from it. Definition of hot schmotato!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe it’s his depth perception, have we seen if he goes into a home run trot on foul popups to the catcher?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I think I saw him try to steal second base and just keep running into the outfield so you may have a point

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hope he doesn’t run into a wall trying to catch a pop up to 1st base

  58. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I think I’m going to sign up for a Yahoo pro league and draft today for the fun of it. I’ve never done a mid-season draft. Any tips?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The JoGarza: Draft as guys are in the Player Rater now and not how they were in the preseason…

      • Jeff P says:
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        @Grey: Where do you draft Stanton, if you are drafting on July 11th? (5×5 standard Yahoo league)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Around 70ish

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Jeff P: do two things (i did this about 5 weeks ago for a dynasty), take the already happened player rater, but also use projected ROS rater. Give credit where it is due, i.e. multiply the % of the season finished into each player. Example

          Lind has been worth $8.6 so far, after 48% of the season is over for MIL. rounding to 50% so 8.6 X half the season (.5) = $4.3, add that number to his ROS projection, $5.2 for a total of 9.5 for ROS. This gives credit to all players for doing better/worse than they were originally projected to do. Also, if somebody was hurt i’d take their value per game on the already finished player rater for season, it’s not their fault that they lost stats from being hurt. Other than grabbing A.miller over kenley (which looks bad in a dynasty), due to ROS rater undervaluing Kenley as he was just coming off injury when i drafted, my team kicks ass for now and future, and has been in 1st pretty much whole time. It’s a lot of work but produces good results.

  59. VamosALaPetco says:
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    What level of SP should I expect to get back for Reyes? Could you rank the following on return value: Samardjiza, Anibal, Syndergaard? Thanks!

  60. Hawk says:
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    “Gyorko and Miller in the same game? It’s raining Grey’s 2014 (and ’15) sleepers!”

    This post needed a Josh Rutledge reference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: At least he had the decency to never look good again

  61. diamondvisionmike says:
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    12 team 6×6 roto

    My OF (play 3)- Gomez, JD Martinez, Pederson, Cain, Granderson, Soler (DL).

    I am comfortably in 1st (15 pts.)

    Which OF or OFs can I comfortably offer for Stanton, whose owner needs someone to play now and can’t wait. Everyone from Pederson down? Granderson+Soler?

      • diamondvisionmike says:
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        @Grey:

        redraft league. maybe looking to help out a friend in a roundabout way i guess but also think the games i can get from stanton will be better than the same games from elsewhere, while the games i lose from whoever i deal wont be all that different from their replacements.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you’re feeling it, go for it, it’s not great though

  62. ebudz says:
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    Morning Grey!

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

    Couldn’t get Chen as a streamer today but picked up Walker because I noticed he’s starting @SD (16.6)… think he’s the best option over the following?

    Quintana @ STL (12.6)
    Shoemaker vs. NYY (9.6)
    Hahn vs. COL (8.8)
    Wisler vs. ATL (4.8)
    Velasquez vs. KC (1.8)
    Elias @SD (2.5)

    Also who do you like best for 7/2?

    J. Garcia vs. SD (19.8)
    Hellickson vs. COL (9.1)
    Ross vs. @STL (2.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Sure Walker’s fine there… Jaime

  63. Cram It says:
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    I feel the same way about Sandoval. Lucky me, I have both him and Carlos Santana on one of my teams. The two fat useless blob bookends of my infield. In my mind they’re interchangeable. They’re literally like two Buddha bookends on a bookshelf….just there, for decoration…taking up space, because I don’t have any books.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Yup, terrible being stuck with Carlos in NFBC

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: That’s another thing, if you whiff on one of your top 4 picks/bats, it’s tough to shoulder that. Needless to say, a Carlos Gomez just can’t happen in that format.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally…Adam Jones has done me no favors recently either

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: As shittily as I’m doing, I still like my team. Strong second half coming once they get out of AAA!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA….My team’s suddenly stopped hitting and injuries have bombarded me… Sadly, I think this is my real team, not the 1st few months version

  64. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team, 5×5. Please rank these keepers:

    McCullers round 12
    Rodon round 15
    hahn round 20

    Thanks.

    • Hawk says:
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      @L-Boogie:

      I’d rank in the order you have them

  65. WingedBalloon says:
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    Hows it hanging, Grey?

    Wil Myers is cozily stashed on my DL, however, Buxton has just been dropped in my league. With both player’s injuries currently being estimated in the 4-6 week range, who is truly worthy of my DL-swaddling? I feel Buxton offers more upside and this wrist is becoming a chronic problem for Myers

    And in case there is something to this – do you think its about time we begin to consider dropping Abreu?

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @WingedBalloon: you better be a pretty shallow league to drop a guy with an .837 OPS, this is crazier than those people that wanted to drop avisail back when he had an over .800 in may.

  66. Matt says:
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    Bravo, headline

  67. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    Sup Grey! I’m looking for my usual lightning in a bottle, dumpster thriving pitcher. Can you rank these guys ROS?

    Heaney
    Jungmann
    M Montgomery
    Banuelos
    Graveman

    thanks, Brother!

  68. Wilsonian says:
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    Looking to maybe add Grandal if it makes sense. Would you drop either of the following:

    Franco (who has gone cold and is in my IF slot)
    Souza (who is cooler than a Polar Bear’s toe nails and is now just a bench bat)

    I could put Grandal at IF or put him at catcher and play Vogt at IF or OF.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

  69. Josh says:
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    Grey, a heads up on Eduardo Rodriguez, on the NESN broadcast they edited together how he was coming set in his last few games and he was pretty clearly tipping his pitches. Last night he was consistently coming set the same, so that could explain some of his last 2 drubbings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Ah, nice, hopefully he keeps it going and doesn’t start tipping his pitches again

  70. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Eddie Rosario or Eaton?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Cohen: Eaton

  71. Zach says:
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    Morning Grey. Is Buchholz/Rox CarGo too much for Blackmon? 10 team H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zach: Not likely too much, but feels it a bit

      • Zach says:
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        Ugh… I feel the same way. Would you take it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I might, yeah

          • Zach says:
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            Thanks Grey.

  72. nick the dick says:
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    G, I gotta drop one of Polanco, Travis or Valbuena. Who gets das boot?

  73. Van Hammersly says:
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    Grey, since you were patting yourself on the back yesterday about Arenado, I thought you’d appreciate this nugget from Karabell’s “blog” “post” today:

    “Arenado was fine for fantasy owners and viewed as an intriguing seventh-round pick in ESPN ADP, mainly because he plays half his games in a hitter’s paradise, but 12 players at his own position finished better on the Player Rater last year. Arenado didn’t figure to emerge into one of the best players in the sport.”

    ::GREY CACKLE::

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait….Wait…Wait! Is he saying he couldn’t finish better this year than last year?

      • Van Hammersly says:
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        @Grey: Nah, I think he’s trying to say that because Torenado finished 13th at third base last season that he didn’t expect big things in 2015. You know, because last season’s player-rater spot always stays static and is predictive in future years!

        Either way, thank you for making sure I got him on all my teams this year!

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Grey: @Van Hammersly: wow, what a jackwagon!! Grey’s love for him turned into my love for him, which I accidentally let slip to the league. I then missed him in the draft, only to trade Springer and Bauer for him and McHugh later on. My life is almost complete now (once Stanton comes back, it will be)!

  74. joe says:
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    Moreland vs Chen (wary of left on left)
    Paredes vs martinez
    bogearts vs buerhle

    today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  75. A-Ram Baller says:
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    I am all about punting catchers too but saying Posey is having a “Terrible” season compared to Grandal is just lazy.
    Posey’s numbers: 82 H’s, 41 R’s, 14 2B’s, 12 HR’s, 54 RBI’s, 132 TB’s, .303 AVG, and 865 OPS.
    Grandal’s: 52 H’s (30 less), 28 R’s (13 less), 8 2B’s (6 less), 12 HR’s (same), 31 RBI’s (23 less), 96 TB’s (36 less), .268 AVG and a .877 OPS in 78 less AB’s.

    Did you even look at these numbers? Or did you just guess that Posey was having a worse year? Posey is a valuable catcher because he plays first base 2 times a week and rarely gets a day off. Sounds like someone is just hating just to hate. Nice try though.

    • A-Ram Baller says:
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      @A-Ram Baller: Your own player rater has Posey at 19 and Grandal at 106? Where you high when you wrote that? Or did you mean Vogt? Now there is someone you are getting similar value and draft 200 picks later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Compared to where you had to draft each, Posey’s terrible value vs. Grandal

      • A-Ram Baller says:
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        Please explain. Seems like you are just throwing “Terrible” lazily out there again. Personally I’d rather have the 19th best player than the 106th. This is like saying, “Why draft Mike Trout when you can draft Lorenzo Cain 200 picks later and get far less production in every category but hey, at least Cain is over achieving better than his draft number “

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where you can take Posey, you have huge bats being drafted, where you take Grandal, you don’t… It’s the viability of punting catcher…

  76. jojo says:
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    drop Desmond for Cesar?

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  77. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    What do you think of Grichuk over Polanco ROS? My other option is to consider Soler since he is due back from injury.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give different things… I’d take Grichuk though

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Not sure that I need all of Polanco’s steals capabilities right now. Billy Hamilton has pretty much assured me of a win in STLs category.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go Grichuk then

  78. King Trout says:
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    Good Day Grey,

    Need some trade advice: Stanton for Correa. I understand that Stanton is injured but will his addition help me in the playoffs (Yahoo League). League is a 5×5, one keeper, 12 team league. My current bats are listed below:

    C Gomes
    1B Goldy
    2B Betts
    3B Beltre
    SS Correa
    LF Cargo
    C King Trout
    RF Cain
    Utility J. Harrison
    Bench Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, sure for Sept

  79. Swfcdan says:
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    Got Seager as an add in in (stutterer! oh ok only you can say that sorry) a deal and been pretty yawnstipated by his numbers this year. Desmond’s hit a few jacks recently, have you some faith in him now? I could probably swap Seager for Desmond, have Crawford at short but he’s really starting to cool now. Medioakre hitters are much better to play at SS than CI. Worth doing? Have Crush for 3B too and Freddie coming back for CI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager over Desmond at this point…Could lose Craw if you like, if you owned Desmond you wouldn’t want him

  80. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    Question for anyone:

    Start Porcello today @Toronto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

      • Who Dat Ninja! says:
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        @Grey: damn, i got it too late! Hold on, its gonna be rough one today lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh boy

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Who Dat Ninja!: already 5-0 Jays in the 1st! Porcello gives up 2 bombs! sorry man..

      • Who Dat Ninja! says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: all part of my plan to look ridiculous to the other teams in my league! Lol

  81. Lville Jim says:
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    Joe Maddon, fuck you. Signed, all Rondon owners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  82. Max says:
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    Drop Yordano for Eduardo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  83. Jim Diffley says:
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    Grey……Yeah, love that Tommy Tomstein and Billy McDugal DP combo up the middle!

    Standard 6×6 wit team league. Please rank: E. Ramirez, Karns, Morton, and J. Chavez. Thanks…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They did have some good years! Chavez, Erasmo

      • Jim Diffley says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Meant eight team league, and overlooked one of your faves (Buchholz) who is available. Have to guess he would be your first choice in the motley group I cited….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Jim Diffley says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks. Like you, I have regretted dropping C. Martinez after two bad starts!! Live and learn….we hope!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  84. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey, in a weekly / h2h pts league.

    Which bat out of the following would you add? Mitch Moreland (1b/DH), Adam eaton, Marlon Byrd, Jon singleton , billy burns

    Here’s who’s on my bench who I’d consider dropping; trumbo, reddick, or maikel Franco from utility . Since it’s a weekly I wouldn’t be able to start Moreland til next week but I could put him at utility , DH where I have Carlos Santana

    Or hold? Thanks grey!

    • Green monstah says:
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      @Green monstah:

      It’s also a redraft too

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Green monstah:

        My 1b is Edwin encarncion, my iF is Kris bryant , my OF’ers we start 4 are; Harper, puig, joc pederson, jay Bruce , SS is Carlos correa, Hanley is on the bench this week, 2b is howie Kendrick , 3b is Frazier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks grey! Who would you drop reddick or trumbo or Franco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trumbo

  85. Scott says:
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    Picked up Cesar in one league and Eugenio in another (where Cesar was sniped). Good times!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  86. Scott says:
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    Hoping for some Beef from Wellington tonight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be nice

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Scott: he doesn’t play three days in a row. you’ll see soon if you own him for long.

  87. Bostero111 says:
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    Yo Grey!

    12 team H2H redraft.

    1. Should I drop Fiers for Eduardo Rodriguez, Erasmo Ramirez, or Kyle Hendricks?

    2. Soler is most likely coming back this weekend. Pick him up and drop Avisail Garcia?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Sure

      • Bostero111 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks dude!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Best DL arm stash for the 2nd half/playoff run?
    Drew Smyly
    Derek Holland
    James Paxton
    Aaron Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  89. Vincent Velasquez says:
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    will I be worth a stream tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so

  90. Jordan says:
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    Great stuff Grey.

    12 team roto, 6×6

    Doing pretty well in hitting. ERA and WHIP need some help.

    My Frazier, Burns, Clippard, Kennedy for his Kershaw, Jansen, Matt Duffy?

    Appreciate it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  91. Ryan Murphy says:
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    Who has more value next year? D” arnuad in round 17 or schoop in round 18

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  92. Gelato says:
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    Start Navarro vs porcello $8.2 or lucroy vs Harang $6.5

    Start yelich vs Heston $4.1 or Souza vs Carrasco $3.2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy…Yelich

  93. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Carlos Santana is doing my head in. Cut my losses and drop him for Moreland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold, but I hear ya

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Carlos’ batted ball mix has come down with a case of Desmonditis (GB, IFFB significantly up, and Pull, LD, FB, Hard significantly down). Mitch Moreland’s isn’t exactly dreamy, but he’s playing against and actually hitting lefties now.

        Thanks for giving me the courage to hold Santana, and a place to bitch about him if he never comes good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Santana’s an effin mess, I have him too, so hope he comes out of it

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Right. So how does this work? Do I hold you, do you hold me, or do we hold each other?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! Hold for now, not each other

  94. ashtray says:
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    I’m generally not afraid of throwing all of my pitchers out there every day but a little concerned about my matchups today:

    Chen vs TEX
    Burnett @ DET
    Carrasco @ TB

    Start them all?

    12 team H2H includes L & QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start them all

    • Cram It says:
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      @ashtray: What’s the difference it they’re all the same day or three separate days? Just wondering.

      • ashtray says:
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        @Cram It: That wasn’t my concern. I wasn’t feeling confident about these three matchups today.

        • Cram It says:
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          @ashtray: Gotcha. Some of ya’ll pose your questions in a really weird way.

          • ashtray says:
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            @Cram It: Expressing oneself online is an elusive skill. My brain typically shits out a word salad and leaves it up to Grey to try and interpret.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @ashtray: so you really meant “i’m today concerned about these matchups, some of which are not today. “

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @goodfold2: just leave the today out of it, say “i’m concerned right now about these starts”

  95. Great White North says:
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    Souza still a hold? Over say a wood chuck?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold there

  96. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    Better stash: Hector Olivera or Trea Turner?

    12 team keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olivera

  97. dem ribbies says:
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    word… how about C.Davis!

    Kind of think this is obvious, but if you had do bid farewell to a starter in a keeper, would it be in this order?

    McHugh -> Ross -> Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order, yeah

  98. Wudaben says:
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    12 team H2H points league. I need to add a solid SP to my team. Would you trade my Pederson for Pineda & Souza? I also have Adam Jones, Cargo and Dickerson for OF. Souza or Dickerson would end up being a starter for me afterwards, also Kole Calhoun is a free agent so I think I can find a serviceable replacement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Wudaben says:
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        @Grey:

        Out of curiousity.. How much do your rankings differ from the ROS player rater on these guys? I’m guessing you have Pederson much higher.

        OF#28 Pederson $15.5

        SP#24 Pineda $12.3
        OF#27 Souza $15.8
        OF#36 Calhoun $12.7

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wouldn’t say much higher… Souza and Calhoun’s down prolly about $5, Pederson maybe $2-3 more

  99. Eric says:
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    Great title! Still not competent sold on Moreland but he definitely has some value.

    Trade question:

    12 team head to head. Pitching categories are W, Saves, K’s, ERA, WHIP, QS.

    Someone is offering me Sale and McCullers for Arger straight up. I’m hesitant to accept because the way I see it is that Archer and Sale are an even swap but I’ll have McCullers who will be shut down when I need him in the playoffs. What day you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Title was all Rudy…. I’d hold, see no point to the trade

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey:

        Agreed. Thanks fella!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Eric says:
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            @Grey: @Grey:

            Another wuestion just came to mind.
            What do you think about the following. Pitchers coming back this week:

            Corbin?
            Jose Fernandez?
            Ervin Santana?

            Clearly Fernandez is a stud but I’m thinking of streaming the others. Thoughts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ve gone other them numerous times in the past few weeks

              • Eric says:
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                @Grey:

                Must’ve missed it. As much as I enjoy reading your stuff I don’t always have time to read it all. I’ll scan back and see what I can find. As always…thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  100. dem ribbies says:
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    You own any Baez shares anymore? Before his finger injury it seemed that he was working on shortening that swing and had some results to show for it. You think a stash of Baez is gonna be worth the spot or would you look for JP Crawford, or Aaron Judge?

  101. J-FOH says:
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    It’s MC day!

    The anticipation reminds of when you have been out for three days and are on the way to your dealers house who just got a fresh batch in…or like a 6 year old waits for Christmas…same thing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You actually go to your dealer’s house?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: sorry, I should of referenced “back in the day”, when that shizz was important. Damn, you fools split hairs. These days I do drive to the dealer and its called the dispensary #medicinal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just making sure, it had been a while since I went to a dealer’s house

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: sometimes you got to go to the hood to keep it real

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s keeping it real going wrong

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I got my ghetto credentials

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Show the ID card, poppa

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey:I’ll slide you the two dollar bill.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m not your puppet!

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @J-FOH: your d-lo is so 1980’s. see if he offers backyard drone delivery service.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @dem ribbies: d-lo was my old dealer

  102. herschel says:
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    @Grey: goes without saying, but struggling to find someone to fill in for giancarlo. slim picking on ww. who do you like between eaton, parra and krispie? need sb/avg most.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  103. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Happy Bobby Bonilla Mets pay day

    The deal was signed by the Marlins in 1996, but Bonilla was traded to the Dodgers in the 1998 blockbuster that involved Gary Sheffield and Mike Piazza. Bonilla was later flipped to the Mets. He then only played 60 games in 1999, hitting .160/.277/.303, so the Mets saw fit to get rid of him before the 2000 season instead of paying him $5.9 million that year.

    There was a deferral clause in the deal that meant the buyout for Bonilla’s $5.9 million option gets him nearly $1.2 million every year on JULY 1, from 2010-2035.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In related news, Bobby Bonilla’s standing by his mailbox.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: I don’t know, unless he is dealing with J-FOH’s dealer, I would think it would be a direct deposit..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

    • Random Dude says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: The Mets were willing to pay an 8% interest rate on the deferred payment because they were making a much higher return from Bernie Madoff…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

  104. ashtray says:
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    Looks like Kennedy, McHugh and Latos are rebounding a little bit. How would you rank them ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh, Latos

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @ashtray: didn’t kennedy get mauled yesterday?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, I was thinking that too

  105. Great White North says:
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    Catchers and Closers have opposite but equally confusing value to me over the course of a season.

    Catchers: There are maybe eight good ones, and either your team sucks if you don’t have one, or you have to go waiver hunting daily to find value. You aren’t supposed to draft one early. Nobody will ever pay shit for one in a trade in an RCL. And nobody in an RCL will give up a good one unless you offer top talent. You can get lucky and land Vogt in-season, or just bite the bullet and take one of the top catchers as they start to come off the board. I am in 2nd place in a RCL where I have Posey and Lucroy. I was crazy to pick up Lucroy, but 1B was getting thin and Posey has elegibilty. I have tried to trade Lucroy multiple times to no avail, but seem to be in great position despite over drafting the C.

    Closers. You aren’t supposed to ever draft them. It is also impossible to pry a good one away from an owner in an RCL. They all appear to have more value than their draft slot, but many are doomed to fail. I haven’t tried selling any because it is so hard to find good ones on the waiver in an RCL unless you strike quick. SAGNOF gets difficult when everbody is doing it. I lucked into Ziegler and Tolleson, but was hurting bad at RP before landing them. I think I may value them a bit more next year at the draft, but still SAGNoF like no tommorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C: There’s always Cs in-season in the RCL… I grabbed Grandal after his concussion and have had him for about a month now… Last year had Devin for 1/2 the season… Closers: Are tougher to come by, you just need to hold good setup men and hope

  106. JJ says:
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    Ok so Im getting sick of Trumbo being stapled to my bench wasting away. Do you think he can turn it around this year? Or is it time to cut bait.
    12 team 5X5 H2H keeper league(keep 10)
    A few available FA options
    C.CARTER
    H.KENDRICK(have Dozier at 2B)
    B.PHILLIPS
    C.SEAGER(if I’m not playing trumbo anyways, might as well go for keeper upside)
    J.HAMILTON(shudder)
    Y.ESCOBAR(homophobic shudder)
    A.LAROCHE
    A.EATON
    R.GRICHUK
    W.ROSARIO
    Thanks. Keep up the great work!
    C.HERNANDEZ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d cut him for Grichuk

  107. Quayle says:
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    SPs are:
    Grienke
    Cueto
    Strasburg
    Lynn
    Bauer
    McCullers
    Matz
    Moore
    Ventura*
    RP
    Melancon
    Axford
    Osuna

    In a 6×6 QS roto league a guy is offering me 2 closers for Strasburg, I need the save help but Stras has looked good recently. The RP are around the Tyler Clippard, Cody Allen range ..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade for cheaper closers

      • Quayle says:
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        @Grey: ok, his closers are Perkins, Clippard, K Rod, Britton, Allen, and Andrew Miller.. which 2 should I offer for strasburg. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What two does he want?

          • Quayle says:
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            @Grey: He didn’t say. he just said I’ll give you two relievers for Strasburg

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Strasburg over any closers. Do you need closers? Then trade for cheaper ones with cheaper SPs

  108. Nature boy says:
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    Drop C. Anderson for Erasmo or Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

  109. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Hey Bud,

    Thanks to some trades, and from reading your posts my team is in 1st place, but after losing Stanton, I’m starting to feel my team slipping (I do have Freeman coming off the DL hopefully after the ASB). I’m now trying to buy HRs specifically targeting Chris Carter. His owner wants my ARod – though I’m hesitant to pull the trigger.

    C X2: Hundley, Stream
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Oooh That Smell
    SS: Corea
    3B: Arenado
    2B/SS: Lindor
    1B/3B: ARod
    OF x5: AJones, Cargo, Betts, Tomas, Hanley
    Util: DeAza
    B: Freeman, Krush Davis
    DL: Stanton
    SP: MadBum, Carrasco, Chavez, Matz, Chen, ERod, Hendricks, Iwakuma, Yordano
    RP: Ramos, Tolleson

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold there, trade Freeman for something, not Carter either

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: tanks a million.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: BTW – Ever listen to Immortal Technique?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, any good?

  110. Matt says:
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    Which side in each of the following:
    1 – Puig and Ellsbury for Votto and Peralta?
    2 – Puig for Votto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig…Puig… both are close

  111. scrotchs says:
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    Points league, season totals so far in parentheses. Which side you like?

    Springer (219.5) and Lester (178) for Arenado (287.5)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  112. booya says:
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    Tulo or Bautista ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip…Tulo

  113. booya says:
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    Also, Tulo or Abreu ROS?

    I have tulo and segura was dropped so I could grab him also…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu, could go either way

  114. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy Canada Day Gray!

    BBQ, beer and red and white everywhere….

    Would you dump Vmart for Moreland?

    • ashtray says:
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      @Nightpandas: Looks like England owns Canada on this Canada Day.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Nightpandas: canada day is that close to america day, is that on purpose?

  115. ashtray says:
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    Looks like Tulo and Arenado are sitting today. It’d be nice if Yahoo would allow you to add Hahn immediately instead of waiting a day. Is ESPN like that?

    • Tracy says:
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      @ashtray: Arenado shows up on mlb as in the lineup.

      • ashtray says:
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        @Tracy: He had an X next to him in Yahoo but they just changed it to say he is playing. I blame Pianowski.

        • Tracy says:
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          @ashtray: I was worried there for a moment. I need him playing every day!

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @ashtray: That’s a configurable setting in Yahoo. You can set moves to same day or next day. Sounds like your commish set it to next day. the problem with same-day (similar to ESPN, but actually better on Yahoo) is that if either the add or drop guy’s game has already started you cannot make the move. With ESPN, I think it lets you make the move, and it is effective either today or tomorrow depending on whether any games have started yet.

      Hahn looked like a good start even with those guys in the lineup, given that it’s at O.Co. He’s definitely come through.

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @ashtray: you need to play in the type of yahoo leagues called “daily today” transactions to add people same day (before that day’s games), you must play in “daily tomorrow” yahoo league. only negative in “daily today” is that you can’t drop anybody that played till 3 AM eastern the next day. So if the day Cecil blew up your ratios you wanted to grab Osuna you’d have to either drop a bench player (which you can do right away) or wait till 3 AM eastern.

  116. Jon says:
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    Prefer Parra or Taylor in a league with R/HR/RBI/AVG/BB/SB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  117. morecowbell says:
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    Do you like Heaney more than Velasquez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  118. AL-Only keeper league, H2H. Keep 12, no time restrictions on keepers. I have been declining Machado offers all year but I’m currently in first and definitely am in win now mode. I say all this and basically am void of steals..but would you do this anyway:

    Give Machado
    Get Carlos Santana, Pujols and Paxton (which is kinda a throw away, no pitching needed)

    Thanks as always for your advice,
    turd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a good deal

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Turd Ferguson: unless they demote shoemaker or go to 6 man or somebody else gets injured i’d be careful of heaney keeping a job. Weaver isn’t out long and Heaney’s next one is @ COL. If this is standard 12 team league it’s not a big deal, as it’s probably not a huge loss to trade maybe one more good heaney start for somebody else, and you wouldn’t mind losing Vince, but deeper you’d want to keep a guy who’s got a safer job maybe.

  119. Nico says:
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    What’s up, Grey? I was at the O’s game last night, and the last game before that was the 9 homer game, so needless to say (such a weird phrase) the air is getting pretty good over here for the long ball. If we need not say it, then why is there a phrase saying we don’t need to?

    Shields/Reyes/Blackmon for Ortiz/Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Hope that’s good for Jones moving forward…. Archer side, it’s fair

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Whoa, surprise! I have Archer. Struggling with Alexei at SS and Giancarlo Stanton on the DL. Need pitching help too, but thought I could solidify some offensive categories this way. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair enough that if you’re fighting to win I could see it

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: Gotcha, thanks. I’m in 3rd, and my ERA/WHIP are bottom third, but I can prob take top 2-3 in HR/RBI/SB/AVG and fight for mid-range K/W/S.

  120. henncoop says:
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    I made an offer of Trumbo, Kipnis & Kazmir for Carrasco & Donaldson ( I would pick up Phillips or Scooter)
    Fair enough? Good deal for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah the ol chump dump, nice

  121. PD says:
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    Karns for Rendon. Fair? Close to fair?

    If not fair, would Bauer or Ross be more in the ballpark? It’s a 16 team league and I’m a little desperate for a bat. I’m willing to roll the dice on Rendon but I’m not sure what his fair value might be seeing that he’s having a hard time actually staying on the field.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  122. henncoop says:
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    Pick up Moreland for Utility slot & drop either Richards(SP) or Yellich or Moss (OF) in a 10 team H2H Yahoo league??
    My other SPs are Archer, Salazar, Carrasco, Strasburg, Hamels, Wacha, & Syndergaard. Newer to H2H format so are SPs more “valuable” in that format or is 7 quality SPs enough with my 3 closers??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Moss

  123. Gg says:
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    Is eduardo a streamer in 12 team or if you have the spot add him. Also wondering the same thing for mchugh

    Hendricks is my worst pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers unless a keeper

  124. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    9 teamer.

    Hosmer is my bench 1B after Goldy and E5.

    Drop Hosmer for Moreland? This would be more a move to keep him from others’ teams, though if you still think Hosmer will come on it’s a move I wouldn’t want to regret.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt you’ll regret it in your league

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Same situation in a 10 team H2H. I could pick up moreland by droping Hosmer. Curreently Pujols, Hosmer, Arenando, & Bryant have been sharing 3 slots of 1B, 3B, & Utility

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  125. Woody says:
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    Trade question for a 10 team NL only Keeper league:

    My Wacha, Matt Duffy and Jace Peterson for Yasiel Puig and A.J. Ramos?

    I’m in the bottom third in Saves BTW.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig side

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @Woody: stash Capps if you can. w/ the video game #’s he’s putting up he’s bound to replace Ramos @ some pt.

      • Woody says:
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        Oh we’ve had Capps for a while now…such a beast! Thanks for the imput, fellas- yr the best :-)

  126. Mitchell Freedman says:
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    Kemp or Cargon ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cargo

  127. Greys bum hair says:
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    I’ve got Soler rejoining my team shortly

    Who would you drop when he does return

    Byrd or Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

  128. Great White North says:
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    Sano day is here tomorrow. Book it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow!

    • Great White North says:
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      @Great White North: If you get a big M tattooed on each butt cheek, you can bend over and spell MOM, or WOW. Kinda depends on what you are trying to accomplish.

  129. KarlJ says:
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    I don’t know if anyone else mentioned it but apparently Twins sent down Vargas. I guess that means there is a good chance that Sano gets called up today

    • Great White North says:
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      @KarlJ: As you were typing…. Hope you did like me and grabbed him before posting. Rub-it-in posting is the best kind of posting.

      • KarlJ says:
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        @Great White North:

        I burned one my limited moves left for the year. He better come up!

        • Great White North says:
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          @KarlJ: I’m trying to flip him for some speed. If he ends up hitting like Correa, it will be a mistake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  130. dem ribbies says:
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    C.Davis gets his 5th start in OF today and will have 1B/3B/OF in Yahoo/CBS leagues starting tomorrow. woot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @dem ribbies: hells yeah. i had no idea he even had 1 OF start and i have that guy in like 3 leagues.

  131. nightpandas says:
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    Gray,

    Would you trade Rodon for Moose Tacos or Sano? My HR totals are falling off lately. OBP keeper but not likely to keep any of these dudes….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Sano

  132. Bd says:
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    Is Chris Davis a top 20 outfielder next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Borderline

  133. Trout says:
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    Rusney just dropped in my league. 13 teams, I hold the #5 waiver pick. Grichuk is already an FA. I need bats. My rotation is Scherzer, Sale, Price, Cole, Zimmermann, Wacha, and Bauer. Drop Bauer for either of those bats? We have an escalation salary increase based on where players end up on our league’s player rater. I’m fully aware of Bauer’s erratic behavior, but he’s young, cheap, and making improvements. Do you think Rusney and/or Grichuk are worth it long term? I’m middle of the pack in most hitting categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk if you need a hitter, can’t imagine any of these guys are keepers if they’re readily available

  134. Great White North says:
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    Axford’s situation is……….?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  135. JoeG says:
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    K.Vargas sent back down to AAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Twins hate him

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Sano?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sano!

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: confirmed Sano!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              SANO!

  136. Chris says:
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    Drop Hundley for Castillo or Rosario?

    Thanks Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Chris: rosario doesn’t play much, hundley has been 9th best catcher this year by rater and plays more than beef welington. sure his value is tied to COL, but he does play half his games there.

  137. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Votto or Abreu?

    Points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  138. los locos says:
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    Grey, ROS.. Trevor Bauer, E Ramierez, Phil Hughes CJ Wilson or Heaney?

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @los locos: Bauer is the only one who might have ROS appeal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes, Wilson

  139. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h limited moves

    C McCann
    1B Ortiz
    2B Kipnis
    3B Donaldson
    SS Desmond
    OF Trout
    OF Marte
    OF Souza
    UTL Teixera
    BN Gordon
    DL Soler

    SP Hamels, Carrasco, Arrieta, DeGrom, Kuechel, Wacha. Salazar, Matz
    RP Casilla, Axford, Osuna, Rondon

    Since my staff is so solid, I have been trying to trade a starter for an outfielder for a while now and finally got a decent offer: Wacha for Cespedes. I am already planning on dropping Gordon to activate Soler and trading for Cespedes would allow me to drop Souza and add a strong everyday fixture to my line up.

    1) I am still busy trying to use the trade offer as leverage to get a better offer from another owner, but otherwise would you accept that trade?

    2) How would you rank these: Gardner, Cespedes, Brantley? I tried for Gardner and he countered with Cespedes. Should I try for Brantley or stick with Cespedes?

    3) To replace Wacha, who do you like best going forward: Buchholz, Montgomery, McHugh, Nova, Heaney, Graveman, Velasquez, Erasmo, Chen

    Thanks!

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I think that trade is good. Gardner, Brantley, Cespedes (looks like you could use speed more than power). Buchholz is way better than those other guys. He might actually be better than Wacha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yoenis 2) Yoenis 3) Clay

  140. CDouglas says:
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    Grichuk or De Aza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Randal

  141. Great White North says:
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    Sano spelled backwards is Onas. The Onas are the original peoples of Tierra del Feugo. When Sano lands, he will be on fire, like Katniss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  142. Knucks says:
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    If you could trade matz for sano at the moment, would you? I know he hasn’t gotten the call yet. Does this come down to needs or would you advise against it since he hasn’t actually been called…

    I have lindor at SS where sano would slot and it’s an 11 team Redraft roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Needs, no telling if he’ll even be better than Lindor

  143. Mark says:
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    12 team mixed points league.

    Forsythe or Travis at 2nd? holding both, would like to drop one…

    Thanks as always for the unvarnished advice, Grey!! (and even the varnished kind on occasion)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  144. Fister Furbush says:
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    I just read on Twitter from beat writer Rhet Bollinger that Miguel Sano will be called up tomorrow in a corresponding move of the demotion of Kenny Vargas.

    Act now people!!!

    HERE COMES SANO!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  145. Allen says:
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    14 Team Dynasty H2H Points
    I am calling it a losing season so plan on retooling a bit for next year.
    Gotten a couple of trade offers would like to know what you think.

    (A) I give G. Cole for P. O’Brien, Tanaka, Jon Gray
    or
    (B) I give Vogt, Smyly for Cashner, Aaron Sanchez
    or
    (C) I give G. Cole for Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada, Kevin Gausman
    or
    (D) I give Addison Russell for Rusney Castillo, Archie Bradley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C is the only remotely decent one

  146. Who Dat Ninja! says:
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    Drop Ozuna for Khris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  147. The JoGarza says:
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    Whenever a prospect gets called up, I lose all rational judgment skills. Guide me, Grey.

    12-team OBP league.

    M.Franco or Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  148. Lonestar3 says:
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    Sit one of these in favor of a closer (Betances)tonight as I’m behind on saves?

    Heston @ Miami
    Fister @ ATL
    Brett Anderson @ Arizona

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fister

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, I’d go Anderson…Don’t really love any of these

  149. Eric says:
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    Sano will be insanely …….

  150. Dan Rydell says:
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    Devon Travis or Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  151. tals23 says:
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    Grey,
    Any chance to improve my team for the playoff run….redraft points league…..here’s my team:
    C Salvador Perez C | KC
    1B Jose Abreu 1B | CHW
    2B Matt Duffy 2B,3B | SF
    3B Adrian Beltre 3B | TEX
    SS Xander Bogaerts 3B,SS | BOS
    OF Chris Colabello 1B,OF | TOR
    OF Avisail Garcia OF | CHW
    OF Mike Trout OF | LAA
    DH Adam Lind 1B | MIL
    RESERVES
    2B Dustin Pedroia 2B | BOS
    3B Yunel Escobar 3B,SS | WAS
    OF Billy Burns OF | OAK
    OF Cameron Maybin OF | ATL
    SP Chris Archer SP | TB
    SP Felix Hernandez SP | SEA
    SP Lance McCullers SP | HOU
    SP Anibal Sanchez SP | DET
    SP Taijuan Walker SP | SEA
    RP A.J. Ramos RP | MIA
    RP David Robertson RP | CHW
    RESERVES
    SP Trevor Bauer SP | CLE
    SP Clay Buchholz SP | BOS
    SP Hisashi Iwakuma SP | SEA
    SP Steven Matz SP | NYM
    SP Ivan Nova SP | NYY

    I have been offered plouffe for anibel Sanchez
    I have also been offered texiera, torri hunter, Ortiz and Ziegler for Jose abreu, Sanchez, and nova….thoughts….do either make me better or should I just roll with my team as is?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Plouffe… Abreu side

  152. F.K.A. Ralph says:
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    Random question — I’m jealous of all the other folks’ avatars. how do I set one up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gravatar.com — takes about 30 minutes to show up after you upload

      • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  153. ashtray says:
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    Sano has a .255 AVG career average in AA. Care to make a prediction for his time in the bigs or is that saved for tomorrow?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @ashtray: vargas was actually hitting this time and got demoted, so who knows how long they’ll stick with him.

  154. Brett says:
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    Please rank Sano Moreland Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland, Sano

  155. bossmanjunior says:
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    In regards to my Wacha for Cespedes trade, which of these OF would you take over Cespedes and how would you rank them: Betts, Ellsbury, JD Martinez (I could have actually pulled off a Wacha for Martinez trade a month ago ugh). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martinez, Yoenis

  156. joe says:
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    Sano or paredes? I’m in a 12 team roto and gaining real quick on the 1st place guy.
    some stats if they help

    8 pts in runs (9 behind leader)
    8 pts in HRs (14 behind leader)
    10 pts RBIs (15 behind leader)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  157. Carnac says:
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    Just like I wrote it in my anti-fan fic, Fernando Rodney pitches a scoreless inning while giving up a hit to Jed Gyorko and walking Melvin Upton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Carnac: is that some bdsm type shizz?

      • Carnac says:
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        Self-immolation.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Carnac: suicide is painless…unless you light yorself on fire

  158. J-FOH says:
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    I should of known Sano would be called up. I almost dropped him in perts yesterday but went full costanza and went against my natural instincts. Where was my inner opposite when I dropped Zeigler right before he was named closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When did you grab him?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: a couple days before your buy column

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Riiiiiight

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: when I get home I’ll look up the transaction. Now if you wrote the post on him and I picked him up after said post wouldn’t that make you…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Just messing, I wouldn’t have got him today anyway cause I was at lunch when it was announced and was a late in all of my leagues

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I know you are but I can’t help but to slap back. I got caught up in the prospect shuffle….it’s similar to the curly shuffle

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s a solid get at CI, I would’ve took him in a second

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: and if weren’t next to each other in the standings I would be flipping him to you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ll trade you a closer…

            • The Harrow says:
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              @J-FOH: while you are looking up transactions, when did you eventually intentionally drop pearce in that league that Grey posted about where you accidentally dropped pearce and went to message board to ask to get him back since you clearly didn’t want to drop him on purpose?

  159. joe says:
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    one more, cesar hernandez or russell?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar

  160. Jake says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop Addison Russell for Sano?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  161. Anthony says:
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    @Grey: h2h 12man money league 6 x6 – Pick 2 ROS SPS Eduardo ROD Chase Anderson Matt Moore Heaney Matt Cain ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney, Eduardo

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: isn’t heaney gonna go back down when weaver is back? i wanted to add heaney last night, but looked at their roster and it don’t look good. Weaver is due back after All star break, and Heaney’s next start is @ COL anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah he might

  162. JoeCool says:
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    Rank Franco Beltre sano ROS? Please, can’t forget please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre, Franco

  163. ScreechOwl says:
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    Miguel Sano is being called up, it seems.

    Now I have a dilemma! Sano is eligible at shortstop, but I have Carlos Correa there. Sano is eligible at 3b, but I have Kris Bryant. At certain points during the season, I would have been tempted to tell Chris Davis he had 24 hours to vacate my utility slot and to please turn the lights out before he left, but even he’s hitting well lately. This would work itself out if Bryant had one more start in the outfield, since I could then tell Souza to march on back to the bench.

    What is there to do but to try to trade someone? I’m not trading the next ten years of Carlos Correa or Kris Bryant, so obviously Davis has to go.

    So, my question is, could you PLEASE tell the Cubs to let Bryant start in the outfield until he gains OF eligibility on Yahoo? I know they listen to you.

    My real question is this: I’m going to have to package other players with Davis to make him more tolerable and to fetch me a good return. Which ones should I include in order to make ‘fetch’ happen?

    My team’s spare parts include Souza, Buxton, Soler, Aaron Judge, and possibly Rendon or Odor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge, Odor

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ScreechOwl: “fetch ain’t happening.” couldn’t resist that one.

  164. Chicken Dinner says:
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    One more points question , Grey.

    Please and Thank you.

    Votto or Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  165. greg says:
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    You know…..head to head is a pain sometimes. When my players all get hot at once, I’m playing an easy team and don’t need them to. When my pitchers are lights out, my batters are MIA. Here is my team, and it sure looks good in 14 team H2H 5×5 yahoo, but I’m barely holding on to 6th place. Trading Familia and Wacha for Kluber I may not regret, but McGee not getting his closer gig back sunk me. Wondering if I should just grab Giles now, but it’s not like he gets lots of opps.

    Here’s team, and if you have suggestions to improve I’m all ears….so many hot pitchers here and there that I can’t make any trades til the dust clears….

    C: Y Gomes…hopefully showing signs of life
    1B: Miggy…good but not Pujolsesque year
    2b: Betts…Odor
    SS: Desmond…Sano
    3b: Longoria…Franco
    OF: Springer/Collabello/Yellich
    UTIL: any of the above not starting
    DL: Rendon

    SP: Kluber, DeGrom, Archer, CMart, JoeFer, JChavez, SMatz, Bucholz
    RP: Tolleson, Grilli
    DL: MMoore

    Teams stack SP in our league, because we have no MAX inn. limit and if you have a good stable, you can sweep Ws, Ks for sure, without losing out on ERA/WHIP.

    Obviously need closers, but not looking for short term help, ie, Hawkins, etc. Tempted to pick up Giles early.

    1) Here are some hitters out there, if you have suggestions for adds or drops:
    KDavis, GParra, Eaton, Panik, Andrus, Jace, LMartin, AJackson, JButler, KCalhoun, EAndrus, THunter, MByrd, Ethier, LForsythe, RDavis. Dead last in HRs/RBIs, and was doing great in steals til Springer/Betts slowed down there, and average is about in the middle….

    2) Closers….I missed out in timing on Osuna and Zeigler and Ramos, all who were suggested as speculative adds. Don’t want to this time. Who is best closer out there for speculative add? Thinking Giles…but gawd, won’t get many opps….

    and last, and probably least….lol…

    3)Starting Pitchers out there: Cashner, Fiers, Hahn, Graveman, Erasmo, RRay, Rubby, TMay
    Any adds/drops you like speculative or otherwise ROS? Little concerned over Chavez…but he offers relative consistency….

    Lot of questions….I’m currently getting hammered by a team that is on “autopilot” as the manager hasn’t touched his roster in days, and am stumped on why I’m struggling. Sorry for the long post, any help appreciated.

    Greg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Byrd over Cola, trade Desmond for a junky closer or drop him and pick up a hot bat to plug in at UTIL 2) No idea who’s available 3) Forget these guys

  166. Web says:
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    Short on power

    I get
    Justin Upton

    I give
    Brantley and
    Alcides

    I have Correa and now Sano as Ss options

    No Brainer trade for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Upton

  167. Pb&j says:
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    I’m seeing that Phil Hughes was charged 4 ER yesterday in some places and espn has him charged with 2 but with no QS so there seems to be a discrepancy with his stat line. He gave up 8 hits, 2 of them HR. The HR problem is still there and I really don’t think he is out of the woods yet. Looks to be just a streamer to me at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, he still had decent starts coming into yesterday

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: after having so many bad ones (along with under 4 K games, these are K/9 leagues) that i dropped him even in 16-20 team leagues, even dynasties. Luckily i was able to replace with Fiers or somebody useful.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  168. Prince George says:
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    Thanks for all you do. 12 team, Points KEEPER league…Jace Peterson or Cesar Hernandez. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar

  169. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    in the top of the third all of PIT’s hitters got at least something good, hit or RBI, except marte. jesus.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: yet marte gets a hit in every other at bat.

  170. goodfold2 says:
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    damn, missed out on sano by less than 50 minutes in 4 redrafts. did have him NA stashed in 3 others, owned in 2 dynasties. Need a computer hook up in my head giving me alerts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  171. greg says:
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    Follow up on closer part of my question (and thanks by the way).

    14 team league, every avail. closer is gone along with may backups.

    Avail: Giles, Motte, Strop, BRondon (Det)—(hear Soria is really in trouble), Scribner, Mejia, RSoriano, WSmith, Jeffres, that’s about it….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Motte has gotten the last two saves in Chicago

  172. Thurman says:
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    12 team mixed league with OBP

    Drop Duda for Moreland?

    Have 1 util (Duda) with no offensive benched players.

    Other options: Drop Eduardo Rodriguez, Wade Davis, or hold Duda.

    What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Duda

  173. Chad huggins says:
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    Matz or Sano?
    And thanks for all the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: wow, without even having an at bat, that’s depressing for me. the way MIN is jerking kennys around even when he hits you think they’ll keep him up if he hits like gallo did? since didn’t sano hit even lower average than gallo in minors this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, jerking him all over

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: so it’s too early to speculate on whether or not MIN keeps sano up if he hits like gallo near .200 (and this is real concern considering gallo hit better than sano in minors) i guess?

  174. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    i’m guessing steve’s playing against fatolo this week too, right? i know i am.

    • joe says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: jesus, now ruben on rye probably gives a familia save away, and instead i gotta sweat whether or not familia gets a loss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: and my opp’s motte gets a win. tejada (tea) tried to steal home with guys on 1st and 3rd with 1 out in 0-0 game. good god. gotta waterboard that tea head.

  175. X says:
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    Why isn’t Bogaerts a stud like you said

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still young, has time

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @X: after seeing a ton of people bash this guy (teehole also), go look up just where bogaerts is ranked by player rater on season……. you won’t guess high enough………….
      it’s 6th best SS. 8th in OPS leagues. yep. SS is a weak position.

  176. Huh? says:
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    Awesome Grey! Two-part question:

    1) Are you still worried about Adam Jones’ shoulder from what you’ve seen/heard lately?
    2) Do you believe in all of the stat-stuffing that Marte has been showing, particularly his power? His stats look like what we’d expect from maybe CarGo(mez) or McCutchen.

    I’m trying to decide what to expect from these guys ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Yes 2) Don’t trust the power, love Marte overall

      • Huh? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! If you love Marte overall but don’t trust the power, then who is he ROS?

    • Shoop Da Whoop says:
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      @Huh?: Marte has legit power. He’s in the top 10 or so in average flyball distance for the second straight year. But he doesn’t elevate the ball often.

      Because of those two factors, he has a wide range of outcomes on his HR output. He could only hit a HR or two a month the rest of the way out, and he could also get hot and end up with close to 30.

  177. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    CHOO CHOO You hear that? its the train leaving without me….ROS ODOR or CHOO?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: Montgomery close to mixed revelancy, I scooped cain he looks healthy, ROS Bauer or Monty I know the peripherals look great, but any chance hes this good hes got a great home park

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither really…Monty

  178. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    My only drop to activate Sano tomorrow is Lindor – no choice right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  179. Groovy says:
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    Panda or Sano to back up franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  180. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Late Late Wednesday Grey!

    Am I holding Heston these days? Or is he a Streamer?

    12 team H2H (QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always!

  181. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    in 20 team dyansty with OPS/defensive stats (so sano is weakened playing DH)/QS/K per 9 do i
    1. bring up sano or not?

    2. if i do do i stick with ray or rubby as my 5th SP? we can only have 1 BN pitcher, and i have those 2 as my 5th and 6th right now. I’ll have to go with 4 BN bats including sano if i bring him up. My offense is already by far best in league.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: that should read rubby and ray as my 5th and 6th SP, there’s 7 RP slots too.

  182. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    grichuk or cola ros

  183. FrankGrimes says:
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    Cookie!
    Finally dominates.

    • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @FrankGrimes: hmmm, is that lester or fatolo’s nickname. anybody named cookie might just be a really fat guy.

  184. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team OBP league. Looking for overall production, preferably for the next couple of weeks so I don’t have to keep rosterbating every couple of days. Can you pick two from this bunch?

    J.Harrison
    Choo
    Fowler
    Eugenio Suarez
    David Peralta
    Eaton

  185. jal179 says:
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    Drop Hector Rondon for Eduardo Rodriguez? Other closers are Holland, Ziegler, AJ Ramos with Andrew Miller IRed. Starter heavy league. Other SPs are Mad Max, Degrom, Hamels, Wacha, Carrasco, Richards, CJ Wilson, Syndergaard, Odorizzi DL, Ervin Santana NA…

    Secondly is AGon + Rondon fo Jose Abreu fair? 10 teamer redraft weekly h2h.

    Pitcher cats are W, QS, Ks, ERA, WHIP, Saves

    My bats have been lagging badly this month with Cruz and Agon in slumps so I’ve been riding my arms hard.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @jal179: try to get abreu for that. then if that works grab E-Rod.

  186. jal179 says:
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    Daniel Murphy or LeMahieu ROS at MI?

    • jal179 says:
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      @jal179:

      Anyone cool with Belt as a 5th OF? Looks like he recently gained OF eligibilty in Yahoo so I added him instead of Fowler.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @jal179: better than fowler unless you need steals.

  187. Mello Yello says:
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    Taijuan Walker is who we thought he was!! (I’m going to enjoy it until his inevitable metltdown…it’s nice not gonna lie…this is the time where I’m supposed to sell high and I don’t because I imagine this is what heroin is like…and that’s why I don’t do heroin…because I feel like I might like that WAY too much haha)

    12 hours until Jose Fernandez…this is it Huey Lewis and The News (Jose/Kenley/Boxberger and a 6th for Stras/Tanaka/Brett Cecil and a 2nd at the start of the year…reaping the benes now, but this could take my little team to another orbit)

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Mello Yello: everybody would like heroin that does it, unless they have some sort of allergy to opiates. he probably won’t crash badly, but selling high in redrafts not bad idea.

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