Yesterday, Noah Syndergaard admitted to having an elbow bone spur after denying it multiple times.  Terry Collins said, “No one would know our business if it wasn’t for giving the PR job to a puppy dog!  Ruff ruff!  Come here, Fido, I wanna spank you with a rolled up newspaper!”  This is the 2nd Mets’ starter in two days with elbow spurs.  I look forward to the opening round of the playoffs when all of the Mets’ starters are wearing Iron Mike Sharpe elbow pads to hold their arms together.  Or they hire John Cusack to marionette their starters.  So, this is obviously not good news from Syndergaard, but it’s also not the end of his season.  He could opt for surgery if he’s in pain, but he says he’s not in pain (though, he also said he didn’t have elbow spurs up until yesterday).  Jon Lester has pitched through elbow spurs for the last five years.  It’s not uncommon for starters to power through.  Would I look to sell Syndergaard low?  No.  If you can get a healthy, similar starter, then sure, why not?  No reason to panic.  Unless Syndergaard starts wearing cowboy boots on his elbow.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

James Loney – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He took Shawn Kelley (1 1/3 IP, 2 ER) deep because Dusty refuses to start the ninth with Kelley, and a reliever is accustomed to pitching the inning they come into, not go to the bench and back out.  I think I’ve figured out why Dusty keeps doing this.  It’s the 8th inning, and Dusty goes to his setup man, then when the ninth rolls around, he realizes his setup man is also his closer.  Does Dusty walk to the mound before the 9th and signal Kelley from the bullpen when he’s actually in the dugout?

Mat Latos – Signed a deal with the Nats.  Yeah, that rotation has a ton of room for him.  Dallas Latos should fit right in in Washington too, though only thing I know of Washington I learned from House of Cards.

Max Scherzer – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  Fun fact!  His full first name is Maximillivanilli.

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homer, hitting .352.  Out of curiosity, I went and looked at what I paid for Murphy in an NL-Only 12 team league:  $16.  Best $16 I spent aside from that two-thirds of a lap dance where she was kind enough to wear a Giancarlo jersey.

David Price – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks in Tampa, ERA up to 4.74.  You can’t ever go home again, as illustrated by the classic 90s film, Beautiful Girls.

Hanley Ramirez – Left yesterday’s game with an oblique injury.  Looks like the old Hanley has returned!

Brandon Guyer – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  When he crosses home plate, he should scream, “You know who just homered?  This Guyer!”  Then double-thumb chest jab.

Matt Moore – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.67.  Solid game, but I’m not gonna fall for the ol’ banana in the ol’ tailpipe again.

Brad Miller – 2-for-3, 1 run.  Homer two days ago, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Still hot, still schmotatoing.

Daniel Norris – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  Not terrible, but kinda meh start when he should’ve waltzed right over the Marlins while screaming hoo-ah like a demented Al Pacino.  He just doesn’t look 100% yet.  I’m cyclops’ing him, but I wouldn’t add him in many mixed leagues yet.

Steven Moya – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .317, in only 17 games, and he just missed a 2nd homer yesterday.  I think if more people saw this guy batting, more people would be adding him.  He looks like an easy 35-homer hitter.  So, here’s your homework, watch him hit a home run.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He is the type to get hot for about 3-5 games, so I could see adding him, if he plays.  With Saltymochachino, you don’t want to be latte to the party.

Miguel Cabrera – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .301.  I felt nostalgic yesterday, so I was looking at his career marks:  425 HRs, .320 average, 2418 hits, only 33 years old.  If he plays until he’s 40, he could have 3,000 hits and 600 HRs (average about 25 HRs/season).  He’d be in the top 5 all-time convo.  Then be left off of about ten HOF ballots to prove a point.

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .348.  Maybin’s aiming to be a chapter in Malcolm Gladwell’s followup to Outliers called, “Crazy Outlying Outliers.”

Tom Koehler – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.45.  This reminds me of another Koehler — my toilet.

Martin Prado – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .316.  You know Loria only bought Prado because there’s a famous art museum by the same name.  You know this, right?

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  If I owned him, I’d never leave my house, because I’d be blowing my own Trumbo.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .301.  *shrugs*  I don’t know why you want pick him up either.

Brett Wallace – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I miss Brett Wallace’s profile pic that made his face look like a pressed ham.

DJ LeMahieu – Still out with knee soreness.  Remember about a week ago I traded Rudy for LeMahieu sending Carlos Estevez?  (No, this isn’t a Rockies-only league.)  Well, I traded LeMahieu three days later with K-Rod, getting Chris Archer, because I am not glutton-for-punishment free.

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.66.  Petco playing small, Coors pitchers pitching well, cats and dogs living together in harmony!  What is going on in this world?  Anderson’s peripherals look terrific — 9.1 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 2.61 xFIP.  Those are ace numbers.  The issue is he’s old for no real major league experience and his stuff doesn’t read as a 9+ strikeout guy.  I could see a flyer on him in a road start, even if Stream-o-Nator thinks I’m crazy.

Aaron Sanchez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks in Coors, ERA down to 3.08.  Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, he’s not only excelling in the AL East, but also going in the hardest park and putting up juju fruits that don’t get stuck in your teeth.  Hard to believe I held Chris Archer and dropped Sanchez.  *sees results of online IQ test*  Okay, not that hard to believe.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .294.  He’s on pace for 35 HRs, 110 runs, 105 RBIs and 10 steals.  I’m like Nassau, because I just got all county!

Jake Lamb – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .288.  He’s one baaaaaah’d ass man.  I searched through my mighty archives, and I said to Buy him on April 22nd.  Also, in that post, buy Schoop, which is what I’ve been saying ever since.  No wonder why I’m nuttier than a fruitcake.

Archie Bradley – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  He was a streamer yesterday, and the Stream-o-Nator would hold him for his next start too.

Mark Appel – Phils’ top prospect is done for the year with a bone spur on his elbow.  In related news, the Mets’ front office stuck their fingers in their ears and said, “Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah, I can’t hear you.”

Cody Asche – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs.  He’s been quietly productive, hitting .289.  No real power, or speed.  Okay, super, super quiet.

Cesar Hernandez – 4-for-5 1 run, hitting over-.400 in the last week.  Could be a light schmotato without the fixin’s.

Jett Bandy – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  I feel like Jett Bandy should be dressed like a character on Street Fighter.

Jered Weaver – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.51.  Jered Weaver should’ve been out of baseball two years ago.  Hashtag Sciosciapath.

A.J. Reed – 0-for-5, still hitless since arrival in the majors.  Are we sure he remembered his bats from the minors?

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .259.  Had it been three weeks since he was hot?  Look at that, it has.  Like a clock, you!  Valbuena is hitting over-.300 in the last week and usually hits homers in bunches.

Jose Altuve – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 1 RBI and his 21st steal, hitting .355.  Dude’s a machine.  Ohmigod!  Altuve is Small Wonder!

George Springer – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  I’d say something super awesome, but I just got an email stating that I’m inheriting millions from a relative I never heard of!  Peace out, suckers!  *three minutes later*  Cougs, tells me I shouldn’t have sold our place for a dollar to our neighbor.

Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 5.13.  Even against a lousy team (Angels), in a good park (Angel Stadium — creative!), Keuchel just doesn’t look good.  Three walks vs. four Ks?  That’s the new bleh.

Joe Panik – Hit the DL with a concussion.  Call him Joe Chronictraumaticencephalopathy.

Sean Manaea – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.40 vs. Jake Peavy – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  This matchup was billed as Jake and the Samoan, which was also the name of a South Pacific remake of Jake and the Fatman.

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 0 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Not to get all creepy, but I like to watch him pitch.  That is all.

David Freese – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Earmuffs, young readers — it’s the freakin’ Freese!

Lorenzo Cain – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  Cain shoulda eased into the free base.

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-4.  I would hope by now you just know what to do.

Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.83, after having a 4.25 ERA on May 25th.  He course corrected like a substitute teacher without the ‘Kick Me’ sign on his back.

Seung Hwan Oh – 1 IP, 1 ER without giving up a hit.  So, not Taguchi, Oh gave up a run, but was the victim of some poor defense, his own included.  He’s still likely the first guy for a save, but the situation got murkier, especially with Rosenthal looking decent (1 IP, 0 ER).

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-6 and his 9th homer, hitting .288.  How does he do it?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Joel De La Cruz – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K.  When I Googled Joel De La Cruz, it said, “Did you mean Jorge De La Rosa?”  When I said no, Google said, “Are you sure because Joel De La Cruz is even worse than Jorge De La Rosa?”

Jace Peterson – 2-for-3.  Yesterday, I called him a hot schmotato.  Today, I’m saying same.

Danny Salazar – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.22.  If you remember (you don’t), during my recap of my RCL draft, I said that JFOH drafted in front of me and grabbed Salazar right before me, so I went with Chris Archer.  *shakes fist*  DAH!!!

Lonnie Chisenhall – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .297.  That was his third homer in the last four games, hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Whatever Uribe was smoking last week, Chisenhall is puff-puff not passing.

Rajai Davis – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Damn, my boo was back in the lineup.  Don’t know how you go from sitting someone three times in the last four games, then put him at leadoff.  Seems counterintuitive.  Or maybe I just spy some counterintelligence.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.35.  Yesterday CC, today Tanaka.  The Regression Fairies are spending a lot of time in New York.  I wonder if they went to see Kinky Boots.

Chase Headley – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .250.  I know you don’t remember, because you want to drop Justin Upton for Tyler Naquin, but when Headley first went to the Yankees, people were saying, “Aw sookie wookie not dookie, Headley’s gonna hit 25+ homers!”  Incredibly, Yankee Stadium didn’t turn him into a top 10 outfielder.

Brian McCann – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers, hitting .229.  That’s one homer for every Lasik operation he had.  Wow, Lasik does fix everything, except his awful average and hitting so poorly he fell into a platoon.  Instead of putting in contacts, he should use that time to practice.  That extra 12 seconds a day in the cage!

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .290.  He led the Yanks to a huge come from behind win, crushing Sam Dyson (1/3 IP, 4 ER), which was a double-edged sword for Yankee fans.  As they celebrated, someone dumped Gatorade on McCann, but accidentally got Suzyn Waldman for the worst wet t-shirt on a baseball diamond since Roseanne got spittle on her shirt.

Yu Darvish – Threw a simulated game.  My enthusiasm for him waned hardcore like EPMD after he returned then got injured again.  I’m hoping to see Darvish again this year, but I have my doubts.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  If you’re wondering where this power came from, in my Rougned Odor sleeper, I did say he could hit 22 homers.  Natch, snitches!

Adrian Beltre – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  That deserves a head pat!

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 22nd homer.  Earlier this season, I traded Frazier to Prospector Ralph (full trade was Frazier/Mazara for Wade Davis and Hosmer).  Well, guess what?  I traded to get Frazier back!  That’s right, I traded Jose Abreu to Ralph for Frazier.

James Shields – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Shields was happy to be facing an NL offense again!  Okay, he faced the Twins, but same diff.

Brett Lawrie – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and, like, his 12th homer in the last week while hitting close to a thousand.  Seriously, he’s burned everyone, I know.  But grab him now.

Eduardo Nunez – 3-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .316.  All Nunez does is everything!  Want steals?  Done!  Power?  Okay, here ya go.  Need average?  Don’t ask twice!

Junior Guerra – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  He likely should’ve been the lede today, but he had a lede already this year, and Guerra does not deserve two ledes in the same season.  The difference in Guerra from that post to now, I’m beginning to think the projections don’t know what to make of him, so he’s doing better than anticipated.  Would I own him?  In 15-team mixed leagues and deeper.  In 12, I’d still stream him.

Brock Stewart – 5 IP, 5 ER in his first major league start.  Prospector Ralph just gave you his Brock Stewart fantasy.  It was less awkward than Bill Simmons on Any Given Wednesday.  New drinking game, every time he moves his hands to his lap, drink.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .325.  He’s been a lot less valuable this year than you might think looking at his homers and average, because his runs and RBIs are pretty meh.  There’s no PEDs for counting stats, apparently.

Javier Baez – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 5th steal, hitting .266.  Still only owned in 25% of leagues.  Or is he?!  Reversal Question, I can read his ownership numbers.  “My bad…Or is it?!”  I will say that Razzball readers are hella smarter than ESPN’s usual schmohawks.  In Razzball leagues, he’s owned in 93% of leagues.  How did I get that info?  It’s on our Player Rater and the Hitter-Tron.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!  His home run was an inside-the-parker that went about 300 feet into left-center.  Hamilton dove and the ball careened off his head.  You know the last person to aid a home run with their head?  Madonna sperm donor!  Jose Canseco!

Addison Russell – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  I’m not saying it’s not without reason, but it’s still remarkable that Maddon has never batted Russell above fifth for more than one game in his career.  I mean, Heyward is out yesterday and Bryant moves up.  Lil Szczur has even batted leadoff this year.  In 726 career ABs, Russell has started one game in the five hole and nothing above that.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Maddon would bat a pitcher above the five hole before Russell.

Albert Almora – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  To avoid having PETA throw paint at me, I don’t want to beat this dead horse, but even Almora has a game started at leadoff.

Billy Hamilton – Placed under concussion protocol, which sounds like something from A Few Good Men.  “You’re goddamn right I ordered the concussion protocol!”

Cody Reed – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 9.00.  I think he’s ready to become the Reds’ closer!

Adam Duvall – 2-for-3 and his 22nd homer.  Should be a real ratings coup for ESPN when Adam Duvall wins the Home Run Derby.  “The only point of this facacta thing is for eyeballs!  We want eyeballs!  And Duvall’s winning?!  No one tunes in for Adam Duvall!  Unless…Maybe he can hit homers off a chair like Spud Webb.”

  1. SF says:
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    In a league with Holds and K/9 over K, rank the following RPs: Diekman, Neris, Bush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Neris, Diekman

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Fantastic write-up. Was waiting an entire fortnight to use the word ‘fantastic’ to avoid using it more than once in 2 weeks!

    At home with the family, thanks for all the good wishes along the way. Refreshing like F5.

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 30)

    Horatio: So,who was in that office? Have we checked the patient calendar?
    Tripp: Yeah,we actually,um,we got a piece of it right here. The,uh,victim pulled it off when she fell. The last patient seen around 8 o’clock. Isn’t this confidential?
    Horatio: Not anymore.
    Mr. Burnham: I can’t believe Dr. Marsh actually called you people. I told her it was just a dream.
    Horatio: She didn’t tell us anything. But you just did. Let’s talk about your dream, Mr. Burnham.
    Mr. Burnham: Oh,so now you’re gonna be my therapist? Fine. Like I told Dr. Marsh,I had a dream. I can’t control what goes on in my brain while I’m sleeping.
    Tripp: Well,that’s not all you can’t control,sport.
    Mr. Burnham: What is that supposed to mean?
    Tripp: You lost your temper in her office,busted her clock.
    Mr. Burnham: All I did was throw a paperweight,because she cut me off. And I know exactly how I’d kill you.
    Tripp: I’m sorry.
    Horatio: Our time is up, Mr. Burnham. We’ll have to continue this next week.
    Mr. Burnham: Next week. Now,I pay good money for those sessions. The time’s not up if the clock’s broken.
    Horatio: Well,maybe the clock wasn’t enough.
    Mr. Burnham: What exactly are you insinuating?
    Horatio: Somebody murdered her daughter last night,Nick. Where were you between 8 and 9 o’clock?
    Mr. Burnham: At home in bed.
    Horatio: Can anyone confirm that?
    Mr. Burnham: Uh no.
    Tripp: Well,that girl was stabbed,just like in your dream.
    Mr. Burnham: W-Wait. I said this was just a dream.
    Horatio: Not for Chelsea Marsh (cue the queue of sunglasses), not for Chelsea Marsh.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Welcome one!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: actually that would be Welcome Home..lol

  3. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Steven Moyà or Danny Valencia?

    great write up grey!

    • @ryanoger: I have both in two leagues. I think you have to go with Valencia over the rest of the season. But Moya’s sure fun to have on your team.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @ryanoger: I’d go Val

  4. Himom says:
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    Who is the next big time prospect that gets called up?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Himom: Paging Prospector Ralph…Turner

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph LIfshitz says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Yeah, Turner, I added him in a few leagues yesterday. The move to center tells me after the break the latest. Keep an eye on Margot and Renfroe too.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Grey: I would love to see that. Why isn’t he up now? The Yankees are allergic to promotions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’ll be up shortly, Ralph, or I’ll trade you Frazier back

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @Grey: BTW how sweet is a parting shot homer from Frazier? Do we have a term for a good day of stats from a player we’re trading away?

            • Grey

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              Bombs voyage

  5. Dan says:
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    Got a real dilemma here. Was proposed Matz for my Nola. As we all know, Matz has the bone spur, and it needs surgery that would end his season, but they say he can wait until the season ends and it’s more about pain tolerance. Do you think he pushes through the pain? Or do you see less than a handful of starts left before the inevitable surgery, thereby ending his season short again?

    • I care about Schoop says:
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      @Dan: I think you have to Hold for now and at least see his next start and how he comes out of that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Agree with F

      • Dan says:
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        Matz with 5 Ks through 3 IP, settling down after giving up 2 runs. Do I pull the trigger on this?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  6. Wywyz says:
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    12 team h2h
    Junior Guerra or Cody Reed?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Wywyz: Jr.

  7. dudeman says:
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    mazara or moya thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @dudeman: I’d want me some more, more Moya, dude is on fire..

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @dudeman: Mazara

    • I care about Schoop says:
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      @dudeman: Mazara

  8. Hello Grey, fellow Razzballers: Would you feel good about streaming any of Eovaldi (@SD, Colin Rea), Jaime Garcia (vs. MIL, Garza), or Smyly (vs. DET, Anibal) tomorrow? I can use one … all are flawed but the SoN seems pretty confident about all three. Eovaldi seems to have the best matchup. Advice?

    Also, SoN is low on Hammel (@NYM, deGrom). Is he still worth starting?

    It’s a roto league and I’m falling behind on innings and needs Ws, and ratio help.

    Thanks!

    • I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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      @Enrique: I’d probably go with Eovaldi. Good park and weaker line up.

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Enrique:
      I like Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Garcia’s home? Then him…I’d start Hammel

      • @Grey: A quick followup, Grey.

        With Bud Norris’ trade to LAD, and facing COL, de la Rosa at home tomorrow , is he a better bet than Jaime Garcia? Gausman (@SEA, LeBlac), Locke (@OAK, your boy Sonny Gray) are other options.

        It’s a 14-team roto league, if that makes a difference.

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Norris

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

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    Who you like best for Friday:
    Martin Perez @ MIN
    Kevin Gausman @ SEA
    Jorge De La Rosa @ LAD

    I’m thinking Jorge? He’s been hot since mid-May, he’s not at home, and dodgers suck?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Travis:
      Per SON:

      Martin -16
      Gausman 2.1
      De La Rosa – 11.4

      You like De La Rosa, 5 BB’s last start and the Dodgers don’t suck..lol

      I think I would go with Gausman

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Travis:
      Non, but of those 3 Jorge.

      And the Dodgers DO suck.

    • I care about Schoop says:
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      @Travis: Id go Gausman…none are great options.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @I care about Schoop: this isn’t really close for me, but of course i didn’t trust SON enough yesterday and only streamed manaea in one league

  10. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    3 keepers
    Traded Lester, Rondon, and my second pick next year for Stanton and Segura. Stanton is the big piece and I had Anderson/russell at SS so segura is an upgrade. Pitching still includes Scherzer/Roark/Hill/Paxton/Gray/Duffy and a few streamers.

    In first place with a good chance to win it this year plus I get Stanton as a keeper to go with Donaldson and Marte. Thoughts on the trade?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bobbo: you did good Bobbo!

    • Grey

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      @Bobbo: Sounds solid

  11. Krazybone says:
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    Grey while you’re getting all Nassau county, you should stop at All American for that QP n fries

    I’m in a 12 team h2h points keeper league, my team is hitter heavy.
    Would you trade for a pitcher, if so who would u shop?
    C- Gattis
    C-Joseph
    1B-Freeman
    2B-Neil
    SS-Villar
    MI-Andus
    3B-Donaldson
    CI-Arenado
    OF-Trout
    OF-Piscotty
    OF-Ozuna
    OF-Calhoun
    OF-Marte
    U-Franco
    Bench-Moya
    Jhonny Peralta
    Carter
    Alvarez

    Pitching
    Sale
    Duffy
    Stroman
    Pom
    Porcello
    Cody Reed
    Archie Bradley
    Tomlin
    DNorris
    BNorris

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Krazybone: Haha… Ozuna for someone like Hamels? Lackey? Someone safe, your pitching is high on risk

      • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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        @Grey: thanks brother

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice username!

          • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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            @Grey: LOL thanks!

  12. Bigfoot's Dick says:
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    Battle of DHs for ROS: Morales or Fielder?

    Also, Im considering trading Polanco in my 10-team keeper league, keeping 4 players. I think i could get two/three guys for him (need HRs saves and steals). But he has a good draft position (10th round). If he wasnt hurt I wouldnt think twice, but the lingering leg injuries got me scurred. Hold or sell?

  13. Mike says:
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    Lol at the Kohler piece!

    On the Darvish note, I think we’ll see him again in a few weeks. It would be silly of the Rangers not to throw him if he’s healthy enough, giving the rest of their rotation injuries.

    Do you think J. Abreu will have a good 2nd half? His owner is shopping him, looking for premium pitching. I could put something together knowing I could get him at a discount based on his performance thus far. I’d like to have a backup plan should AJ Reed not click at the plate or Mark Renyolds cool off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Hope so on Darvish… Abreu should be fine, 15 HRs, .280

  14. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Brad Miller or Martin Prado, for a batty call today?

  15. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Grey, I applaud you my good man, I have said this in the past and I’ll say it again…FANTASTIC write-up..Hilarious shizzz…

  16. Joey says:
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    So…..how long do I let AJ Reed take up a roster spot? 10 team roto ESPN league. I grabbed him back in the day when you said to,…he sat waiting for his day…now can play and stands at a total of 0-15!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Joey: I would see what his stats look like on Monday morning..hold for now..

    • I care about Schoop says:
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      @Joey: Give him some more time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joey: Agree with MP

  17. Tony C says:
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    In a shallow 10 team league, 5×5, Who would you drop to get Kendrys: Kang or Franco? I flip flop these two hitters at 3b.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Tony C: Kang

  18. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Pretty awesome video of that Moya HR.

    I drafted or traded for Goldy, Donaldson, Cespedes, Just Dongs, Springer, Odor, and Polanco. But the two MVPs on my team were waiver wire adds Lamb and Story. Both dudes have been super reliable.

  19. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Where is JeF, B-RAD is back dude!!

    I think this is his long awaited break-out..Dude looks locked in..

  20. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Two quick questions. Thanks as always

    1. Best add for Holds. Blanton , Bush, Osich, Thornburg, Hudson? Having a hard time time deciding who’s the best add of these based on their season performance, recent performance, and upcoming matchups.

    2. Drop Forsythe for Lawrie (AVG and OBP are categories in weekly H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Thornburg 2. Lawrie

  21. Jolly rancher says:
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    Morning Grey,
    Great write-up as usual. In a 10 team H2H points league, would you continue to hold Keuchel in hopes that he will improve ROS, or drop and pick up Walker, McCullers, Kennedy, Taillon or Gray? Forgot to mention it’s a 2-SP keeper league. Thanks much!

    • Jolly rancher says:
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      @Jolly rancher:
      Oh poop, cross out Walker, someone just picked him up!

  22. ctm says:
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    I need to replace Hanley in a deep AL-only league with OBP. I have Mauer on my bench, but he’s turned into the three-outcome hitter, only without the homers. Should I use him or pick up one of the following: Cron, Valbuena, or Marwin G ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ctm: Haha, Valbuena

  23. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Couple questions and thanks in advance.
    Sell high on Duvall or is this legit? If a sell, pitcher to target?
    If I were to shop Adam Jones for a pitcher, what are some pitchers to target?
    Would Ortiz be a better sell than Jones? If so, any pitchers to target?

    Sort of redundant questions but I’m trying to improve my pitching and these are the only players I would/could shop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: I said to sell Ortiz a few weeks ago

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: I remember. But as a Red Sox homer it’s awfully hard to do. If I did shop him what’s a fair pitcher to ask for in return?

        Also, do you think Duvall is for real? Not this pace for sure but a solid source of power?

        Thanks as always!

        • Bobbo says:
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          @Bobbo: So Ortiz for what type of pitcher and thoughts on Duvall as legit or just an extended hot streak?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hamels? Duvall is a 30-homer, .240 guy

            • Bobbo says:
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              @Grey: what about Ortiz for Price? Do you see him being an ace ROS or more of this up and down type performance?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’d take Price

  24. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    TONIGHT: NCAA Baseball National Championship Game 3, of the best of 3…

    Arizona v Coastal Carolina.

    Who y’all got?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: Nice, that is my pick as well..everybody loves a huge underdog

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  25. The Harrow says:
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    yep, first some more HR’s showed up and then the constant-near-victorino-levels of short term non-DL’d injuries for hanram. neat.

  26. CallmejayP says:
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    Would you try to buy low on strasburg while he’s on the dl

    • CallmejayP says:
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      @CallmejayP: like moving Aaron Sanchez and mike fulmer for him seeing that Sanchez might be goin to the bullpen and fulmer probably will hit his innings limit at some point

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @CallmejayP: Go for it, I would

  27. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey sir,

    So, I just cut Heyward. It was hard to do but I think it was time. We’ve given him about half the fantasy season with no discernible improvement.

    I picked up Choo to replace him (the Rangers are like Cubs South). Other OF options are Valencia, Melky (injured), Moya, and hot schmotato-types like Bourjos and Chisenhall… Stick with Choo or do you like one of these other guys better?

    Thanks as always for Razzball. I hope you have a good day with the light schedule.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Yeah, makes sense, I’m moving on in some leagues too… Choo’s fine for runs, I’d go Valencia

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Got it. Will keep Choo for now — need some SBs — and cyclops Valencia. o-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @JakeTPE: understandable on Heyward but he gets better as the season goes on. He’s raised his average about 20 points in the past month (hitting .260 in june). I’ve picked up or traded for him the past two years around now and he’s helped me to a championship. if it’s power you’re looking for then maybe you’re good moving on otherwise stream away and just be ready to pick him back up

  28. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp…

    Would you trade Aaron Sanchez for Nola? Looking to buy low on Nola and Sanchez only has so many starts left before he shifts to the bullpen.

  29. Just Busted says:
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    Bradley Jr. or Heyward ROS?
    H2H Yahoo 12 team 5×5

    Thanks!

    • I care about Schoop says:
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      @Just Busted: Bradley

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @FrankGrimes: Im waiting on someone to ask who the better stash is…just so i can say Conforto again.

  30. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Weekly Points league.

    No penalty for Ks

    Pick two ROS

    Jhonny, Baez, Semien

  31. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Not too happy about Oh’s last two in the closer role. Rosenthal did give up two hits, though.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: and they were garbage slappy luck boxes.

  32. Lonn cheesenhal or Lawreys seasoning salt. Damn that was bad. But seriously grey which creeper do you want I remember in 2012 these two dudes where the up and commers for the hot corner now there shamotos

  33. Chicken Dinner says:
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    This is the HR that excites me about Moya.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: NICE opposite field power..

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: mmmmm, opo popo, sounds like some kind of foreign tasty food dish.

      • LightBlack says:
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        @Grey:
        As a Tiger fan it’s nice to see Moya coming along. His raw power is Guerrero/Stanton like. Of course his On base kills were the big question. If he can hamg north of .300 in the OBP cat and get the walks up more he should be able to tap into that 40 hr potential. If he can even improve slightly more to where he can starting renting in the .320-.330 OBP hood, watch out. Anything more than that and he would be Vlad lite like. Unlikely but a slim chance. Should hold at worse .500 SLG and sustain around .550 and up. Realistically I can see him becoming Nelson Cruz.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t disagree

  34. Steve says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great stuff as always. How do you feel about my McCullers for Javy Baez, K-Rod, and Dee Gordon. (Would be dropping Revere and Manaea).

    Staff has Carrasco, Salazar, Shoemaker, Davies, Ray, Mengden. Closers are Madson and Jansen. Have Schoop, Villar, Fraizer, and Tim Anderson as infielders.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Depends on needs, I’d want Baez’s side

  35. Wacha wacha says:
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    Good morning Grey

    Which adds/drops would you recommend based on my team? League is ten team head to head with obp.

    M upton, k davis, T Bauer, giolito, and I Kennedy all available.

    My team
    C R Martin
    1b rizzo
    2b Dozier
    Ss seager
    Mi story
    3b arenado
    CI villar
    Of c Davis
    Of springer
    Of polanco
    Of Valencia
    Util Beltran
    Util J lamb
    Bn o Herrera
    Bn M Franco
    Bn heyward

    P: syndergard, carrasco, Salazar, c-mart, s wright, Fulmer, Vinny v, J Ross, k rod, osuna
    DL g cole

    Thanks

  36. DonnieB says:
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    I am thinking of finally dumping Heyward to the waiver and picking up Brad Miller as my OF. Call me crazy? Or call me stupid? Or call me….l? Also,debating what to do with Eaton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Makes sense, can lose Eaton

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

    Adam rubin from ESPN went on quite the Twitter tirade about Syndergaard lying to him about possible bone spurs. Thor responds by bringing him a box of Kleenex at his press conference yesterday haha

    Going forward, devon travis or josh harrison? Own Harrison but think Travis might have more upside

  38. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    sweet jesus, that’s schoop a doop’s season average?! i own him in a few spots and had no idea. he’s been set it and forget it though all year (HR 2B don’t get benched) anyway, really never noticed it’s moved up that high.

  39. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    you probably think yr joking when you say that dusty forgets that his 8th inning man is the same guy as his closer, but i’m like at least 70% sure that the same guy who calls bryce harper “royce” numerous times in preseason actually is forgetting this. aphasia or some other old man memory disease.

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @Mobin Can’t Hack It: this is proven likely even further by the fact that during most of dusty’s years not coaching he was a freakin’ commentator for prime time games! so clearly he’d know who BRYCE harper is. it simply has to be a memory issue, not one of complete ignorance.

  40. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Best thing to ever come from the Pirates broadcasters…

  41. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Util spot..

    Mikel Franco or Khris ‘Shoulder Contusion’ Davis?

    You like both these dudes over Mazara, Val, and Moya right?

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        So your ranking would be:

        Valencia, Khris Davis, and Franco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks fine

  42. ashtray says:
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    Pedroia or Travis?

  43. ashtray says:
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    Franco or Turner?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @ashtray: FRANCO WORLD EMPIRE!

  44. Happyharry says:
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    12 Team, H2H, 6X6…Would you drop Nola to p/u Velasquez…or Pineada? Thanks!

  45. William Hung says:
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    Jaime Garcia was just dropped – is he better than any of these SPs – Bauer, Duffy, Hendricks, Giolito and Roark

  46. Phil of the Future says:
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    Junior Guerra is the angry janitor on my team muttering to himself as he mops about always having to clean up Archer’s messes…

    • William Hung says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Is it time to discuss the fact that Junior Guerra and Kyle Davies are worth rostering in 10 team leagues???? I never would’ve ever thought the Brew Crew had 2 pitchers I’d be considering this season

      • bigbear says:
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        @William Hung: Kyle Davies? You made your point…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I have middle relievers like Daniel Hudson yesterday who gave up 2 ER

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Ugh. I think i’m done with relievers forever. I play H2H and just plug SP,RP guys into the RP slots. Less stress.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like it is less stress! Haha

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: It is! Right now I’m rocking Roark and Guerra as my RPs. At least I know they won’t blow a save, right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Knowing Dusty, I wouldn’t count out Roark

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Ha! Excellent point.

                So check this out. Not sure if you saw this but:

                The Giants will become the first team to opt against using a designated hitter when it has one at its disposal since 1976, when the Chicago White Sox allowed starter Ken Brett, Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett’s brother, to hit for himself.

                Madbum is gonna hit for himself in Oak. Gotta love it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, pretty awesome, but if he gets beaned, or hurt batting, there’s gonna be a lot of 2nd guessing

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Madbum represents the last of the old guard. He’s not getting hurt batting. No way.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cust kayin’, not trying to jinx or anything…Or am I?!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: You DH supporting barbarian!
                    Well here’s something we can both get excited about. Frazier just hit his 23rd dong. Get hot and morph into Crazier!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m an animal! Love it! Just traded him for him…back from Ralph!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: His BABIP is under .200 right now….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, why I bought him

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: why i didn’t trade him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I traded for him!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah but i didn’t trade him!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      But if I asked you for him?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: I can’t do it. His BABIP is too low!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Even for me?

  47. Sky

    Sky says:
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    You’re not allowed to make a Careless Whisper reference without me making some sort of reference of my own:

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Sky:
      Sky!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: You are the only one that knows how to put a video in the comments, I mean that’s gotta feel cool, right?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’m special! Not that kind of special! The cool kind of special!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re both the cool kind of special, man, c’mon!

  48. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Devon Travis or Baez for my 2 hole??? HEHEHEHEHEHE I said two hole.

  49. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    i watched whole STL vs KC game, and rosie hadn’t looked that comfortable (esp since he’s one of most nervous looking closers, even when doing well, in all of MLB) in a LONG time. was locating his hard gas, like terrance and phillip. usually he has a bunch of nervous tic type movements when closing, not last night. the two hits off him were lucky garbage too.

  50. Gregarious says:
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    Hundley or D. Norris?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Gregarious: this one gets asked about exactly once daily lately (so the regularly popular but yet not that popular question). hundley

  51. Davos says:
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    How would you rank the following:

    Fernandez, Scherzer, Bumgarner ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Davos: Scherzer, Bum

      • LightBlack says:
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        @Grey:
        Curious. Is this because we are worried about Fernandez come playoff time? If so what kind of lateral move are making? Similar pitcher who we know will be there cone playoff time barring injury obviously. But who would u target specifically? Just out of curiosity. Him and Carrasco are my 1-2 losing him to a cap wud be a worse blow than anyone ever recevied from Hellen Keller or the Pinball wizard combined.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jo-Fer will be shut down early

          • LightBlack says:
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            @Grey:

            Would u be cool with a flip for Stras? Or should aim for Scherzer?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Either, Scherzer first

              • Bobbo says:
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                @Grey: offering up ortiz for stras at all reasonable or at least worth a shot?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not really reasonable, but try it

          • Hal Incandenza says:
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            @Grey: This caused me to dig and I see mention of a 180 innings limit. He’s only at 94 IP now and we’re more than half-way. Do you think he’s shutdown prior to 180 because Marlins?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds about right

  52. RePete says:
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    Pick a side; Betts, Stras, and T.Turner for Harper and Lester in an OBP Keep 5 Forever League

    • bigbear says:
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      @RePete: Harper. He’s “special”.

  53. Luke T says:
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    Grey,
    Which side are you on for these trade ideas?

    Maeda and Calhoun for Lester
    Or
    Maeda and Calhoun for Kluber

    Thanks for the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luke T: The one with one player

  54. Scott says:
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    With Kendrys, maybe it would help if you told everyone he played in the outfield last night.

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Scott: it’s very unlikely he gets to even 5 starts out there probably.

  55. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, Chris Davis or Jon Lester? Thanks in advance!

    • Cram It says:
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      @DBo: Davis, not close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DBo: Agree with Cram

  56. TheHersch says:
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    Oh Grey One,
    NL only plus Astros (older league, we kept them in.) 10 team, 5×5, keeper league.
    I’m sitting in 3rd, 11 points out mostly in offense.
    Was offered Cutch (at a non keep price) for Bregman (who can be kept for years.)
    My hangup is Bregman is probably my biggest bait, and I get a feeling Cutch isn’t going to be Cutch this year.
    Make the deal?

  57. Fart in a Jar says:
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    My rizzo and myers for Bryant and pujols? Im trying to upgrade my 3b. I have a logjam at 1b/OF/util. 10 man h2h league, team now is

    C-Gattis
    1b rizzo
    2b Dozier
    Ss segura
    3b franco
    Of myers
    Of Bruce
    Of Polanco
    Ut c davis
    Ut Schoop

    Bench
    Abreu
    Aj reed
    J upton
    Just dong

    Thanks!!!

  58. Five-On-One says:
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    Which side – Betts for Cruz and Adison Russell

  59. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    i thought that trade was your frazier/mazara for wade/hosmer. so at this point you’d have traded maz/abreu for wade/hosmer in total.

  60. Roger Podacter says:
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    “Useless arms have got no liga… (ment)”

    Needs work.

    Have a great long weekend/4th of July/Canada Day (celebrate for Brett Lawrie, ok?)

    From Roger and the Podacters.

  61. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Are you starting Taijuan at home vs. BAL tonight? How about Davies at home vs. LAD?

    Thank in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Starting both

  62. bigbear says:
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    Baez or Russell, ROS?

    On a related/unrelated note: How is Addison Russell the leading vote getter for NL SS? Redonk!

  63. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hammel over Shark ROS for W, ERA, WHIP?

    Also, would you give Salazar to take Hammel + Shark + Berrios if you’re strapped for pitching?

    With Stras down and Urias probably not starting much longer, my staff has been reduced to Salazar, Shoemaker, a bunch of mid-lower end guys who happen to be performing (Guerra, Fister, Sabathia, Colon, Urias) and minor league (Tropeano/Reyes) and DL (Ryu, Cobb) guys.

    Salazar is amazing, but I feel like I could use some stability/insurance when my straw house starts going en fuego and Stras returns. Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – yeah, more confident in my ability to find scrap heap gems going forward than another ace. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Please assist:
    I need to drop one of these to make room for Rich Hill coming back from the DL:
    -Archer
    -Matz
    -Duffy

    …If Archer, should I wait to decide until after his next start to decide (07/03) in case he’s showing serious signs of turning things around?

    Thanks,

    Jedi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @200 Proof: I’d wait to see what Matz looks like today

  65. Hunter says:
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    Good morning!

    Between two trades in a roto dynasty league, 16 teams:

    1. Jose Abreu for B. Zimmer, G. Torres and a 1st rounder(maybe 12/16)

    2. Jose Abreu for Jorge Soler and Francis Martes

    Thoughts? Would love some feedback from anyone. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hunter: 1. Abreu 2. Abreu

  66. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,
    In a QS league, would you stream Rodon today vs the Twins?
    Thanks!

  67. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph LIfshitz says:
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    Stewart was awful in the 2nd inning I think he allowed one baserunner in the other 4 innings. The 7 k’s were nice though. Typical rookie letting things snowball out of control. I still like him in the right matchups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph LIfshitz: Did you stream him yesterday? If not, could you in his next start?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph LIfshitz says:
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        @Grey: I grabbed him in Razznasty, on a $3 bid. He wasn’t in the player pool in yahoo or ESPN. ONly Fantrax and CBS had him. He was only added in CBS on Monday or Tuesday.

        In one of my 30 team leagues that full of prospect hounds someone bid $20 million on him, comparatively Mitch Keller went for $23 million. So I think he has some buzz amongst minor league-philes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear Keller has a good feel for the pitches, you can use it, it’s yours now

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey: LOL, I see what you did there..

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph LIfshitz says:
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            @Grey: Top 100 this Sunday. I might just have that sentence as my opening, That’s it just this.

            “I hear Keller has a good feel for the pitches, you can use it, it’s yours now”

            Grey Albright Esq., FML June 2016

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              *motions Lifshitz up from his extended bowing*

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph LIfshitz says:
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                @Grey: My sister just bought a house about 20 minutes from where Syracuse (Washington’s AAA) plays their home games. I’m headed there on Saturday, and Berrios pitches on Sunday. My mission of the week is to talk family members into going to see Trea Turner in the flesh.

                Too bad everyone but my son hates baseball.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  And your son only secretly hates it and smiles to your face…

                  It would be fun to take in a minor league game some time, I’ve never been

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph LIfshitz says:
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                    @Grey: Is Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernadino, or Lake Elsinore close? Then there’s Lancaster and Adelanto. I think hi-A California League is your best bet.

                    The Pacific Coast league has zero teams on the actual Pacific. The two California teams are in West Sacramento and Fresno. Neither of those are on the ocean.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      San Berdadino isn’t too far, maybe an hour

  68. dem ribbies says:
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    Morales got the start in the OF yesterday. If he adds OF eligibility does that make him ownable in 10 team H2H leagues?

    • Cram It says:
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      @dem ribbies: He’s been ownable for the last few weeks, without OF eligibility…

  69. a bag of sand says:
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    How would you rank

    Kazmir v COL 19.1
    Eovaldi @ SD 18.3
    Ray vs SF 12.0
    Ventura @ PHI 11.9

  70. Machado About Nothing says:
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    Always great stuff Mr. Luthario.

    10 team mixed league keeper I’m in and I need some help on pitching, hitting has been excellent.

    Current pitchers are Kluber, Salazar, Duffy, Snell, McCullers, and Hill on the DL.

    1. Available FA pitchers are pretty meh, (Smyly, Bradly, Kazmir, Kennedy, Nola) but picking one of them up would be an option. Any of those names worth my time?

    Other option would be to trade a better for a top tier starter. I currently have Reed, Encarnacion and Abreu for a 1b and until, so i have a player to spare there. I also have Belt, Trout, Bryant and Mazara for 3 OF spots. Are any of those names guys you would be willing to sell right now?

    Thanks Grey

  71. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Which side ROS: Harper/Syndergaard or Altuve/Scherzer

    …or Cargo/Syndergaard or Jose Fernandez/Cespedes?

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey:

        The player rater gives Altuve no love in the HR department; do you think the robot is wrong or does the FML’s gut say mighty mouse can still keep up his power stats?

        You da man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe he gets 20 HRs, seems doubtful

  72. El Chubbito says:
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    What if Brett Wallace’s face had Colby Rasmus’ hair and Matt Adams’ moobs?

  73. From Beyond says:
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    Moya over Heyward at this point?

    Lawrie over Merrifield?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @From Beyond: Moya will be gone when JD returns…Lawrie

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: It’ll be a shame if he keeps hitting ding dongs and they still send him back down. I blame Justin Upton.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I blame Justin Upton for everything

  74. ashtray says:
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    Ive got 3 starters going today and I don’t feel good about any of them. You rolling with any of these in a 12 teamer:

    Matz v Cubs
    Walker v BAL
    Carrasco @ Tor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them and pray

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: It’ll be a shame if he keeps hitting ding dongs and they still send him back down. I blame Justin Upton. @Grey:

        This could be a painful end to the Tribe’s win streak if TOR starts connecting off Car-Ass-Co.

        He’s seems to be turning a corner since coming back though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carrasco should never be sat

          • ashtray says:
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            @Grey: I see you’re getting hit with this same question (Walker/Matz) again and again. Sorry for the repeat.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  75. Uptono Good says:
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    Shoop or Odor ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  76. Dunedin says:
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    Is it weird that I want to be you when I grow up?!

    Also, who do you like ROS in an OBP league…Piscotty or Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m answering this while sitting on the toilet, so it’s a little weird… Piscotty

  77. shibboleth says:
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    Hey Grey, hope this finds you well. How do you feel about the Matzaball today against Chicago? The injury thing and the opposing lineup have me leaning toward sit… thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shalom, I’d start him and hope for best

  78. Reid a book doode says:
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    In a keeper league, would my Noah for Mookie be a smart trade? We keep 4 going into each year. I’m in first place and the guy who has Mookie is in last place FYI.

    I have Donaldson, correa, Frazier, Marte, Polanco, Just Dong on offense (as potential keepers). Pitching I have Noah, Salazar, Taillon, Quintana, McCullers as potential keepers. Is it worth the swap of Noah for Mookie?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts side

      • Reid a book doode says:
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        @Grey: Sent it off. Thanks Grey!! Hopefully he doesn’t change his mind

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. Brian says:
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    dynasty league, for this year and going forward. can you rank kuhl, voth, chad green, brock stewart

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voth, Stewart

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: so would you rather have kuhl or green? thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kuhl, you should ask Ralph

  80. Scooter G says:
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    Hey grey. Would you trade J Heyward for any of these players in obp h2h? I’m in 2nd place so I can afford to wait if you think he will turn it around but otherwise would you sell him for any of M upton, J Harrison, or J Peterson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Upton

  81. Nightmare says:
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    Next week decisions already.
    H2h points
    Kendrys morales (4 vs Sea, 3 @toronto)
    Or
    Justin turner (4 vs SD, 3 vs Baltimore)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask on Sunday… Morales

  82. ryan says:
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    I have to cut 2 guys.

    Archer
    Harvey
    Hill
    Duffy
    Bauer
    Gray
    Giolito
    Roark

    Ozuna
    Bradley Jr.
    Abreu

    I’m leaning Roark and Gray. When Sano comes back I have to cut a third player.

    I’m sick of Abreu. What could I realistically expect in trade? Can I justify dumping him? I need runs, OBP, and TB and he isn’t delivering.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Hill…Maybe Giancarlo?

  83. The Older Pete, from The Adventures of Pete and Pete says:
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    Taijuan and/or Tillman worth starting in a head-to-head today? Orioles play @ Mariners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both, could go disastrously wrong

      • The Older Pete, from The Adventures of Pete and Pete says:
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        @Grey: Gotta live life a quarter mile at a time right? VROOOOM

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vroom!

  84. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    and Kershaw to the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, ouch

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey:I assume that this means Urias just got a few more starts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm, isn’t Brock Stewart up for Kershaw? Maybe on Urias haven’t looked at anything

          • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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            @Grey: Now its Bud Norris replacing Kershaw. Glad i picked him up, stock be risen!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  85. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Duffy, Kuma or Pineda for ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  86. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Finally had my ERA under 4 for the first time since I can remember. Then Dyson and Kelley happened.

    Chen @ ATL today. I mean, come on right? Freeman’s about to double that RBI total.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had Kelley and Hudson, good times!

  87. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I know you told me last night about picking up Valencia, But I had forgotten that I have a player in my minor leagues I can call up. Jose Peraza. Would you call him up or go with Valencia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Val

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey ok thanks. Just so you know there is a rule in our league, where if a minor leaguer gets called up, you have until he gets 150 MLB AB’s or 50 IP to call him up on to your roster or lose him to free agency. Peraza has 100 AB’s left. Still go with Valencia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  88. Let's play two says:
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    How more innings do you think the Padres will let Pomeranz pitch this year? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe until end of August

  89. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey.. I have Rich Hill coming off the DL for a Saturday game. Out of my pitchers the worst ones are Urias, ian Kennedy and Danny duffy. I have to drop one of them a day before saturday. I’d want to drop Urias but he pitches on Sunday. What would you do?? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  90. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, my pitching kind of stinks, which of these injured/crappy pitchers are you running out there today in a 5×5 12-team mixer:

    Matz v. Cubbies
    Odorizzi v. Tigers
    Walker v. Orioles

    They’re all at home!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them

  91. bazzrall says:
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    GAH HOW FAR IS JOSH BELL AWAY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • bazzrall says:
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        @Grey: josh bell when does he come up soon soon right soon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sept?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: IM NOT YELLING!!!!!!!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          LUCKY WE’RE NOT IN A LIBRARY, HUH?

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: WHATTTTTT????

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              ACTUALLY I AM NOW IN THE LIBRARY, IS THIS BAD?

  92. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    So has anyone watched any of AJ Reed’s ABs? I know he has 8Ks in 15 ABs, but when he has made contact did it look good? Asking for a fiend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A fiend for Reed?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Yes, they are impish on him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  93. john says:
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    Grey, (& anyone else who wants to chime in, please do so)
    10-tm H2H keeper, balanced stats, deep rosters with 6 bench spots
    I have to try and consolidate my hitters (I have 3 bench hitters) to ensure I have the best playing at all times with such a small league. To help get trades going, I was going to offer up one of my top pitchers,
    (#1) which would you part with out of (MadBum, Sale, Arrieta)
    (#2) you see any swaps I should make with the wire?
    (#3) I’m punting saves (so is half the league), do you think it be wise to add some RP’s ?

    WAIVER – J. Shields, Tomlin, Kazmir, W.Y.Chen, CC Sabathia, Chatwood, K. Gibson, J. Hellickson, A.Miller(RP), S.Cishek(RP), J.Gomez(RP), J.Jeffress(RP), S.Dyson(RP), F.Rodney(RP), A.Vizcaino(RP)
    My Pitching staff:
    SP- Sale
    SP-Arrieta
    SP-MadBum
    RP-Pom
    RP-Roark
    P-Carrasco
    P-Salazar
    BN-Nola
    BN-Paxton
    BN-Snell
    DL-V.Velasquez (need to move out of DL zone)

    sorry for the long answer, thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta 2. Stream Snell’s spot 3. Gomez over Snell if you go that route

      • MarvPesos

        John says:
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        @Grey: thanks bud, I’m an idiot (or so my wife say) and should have mentioned that we have max 30 moves, I’ve used 7 so far (typically save 8 for playoffs) so I sill have about 15 left this season. Would this change your answer for swapping out snell? What do you think of Sheilds ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shields is garbage

  94. Great White North says:
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    RCL Rank ROS? Harvey, Archer, Shoemaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey, Archer

  95. Carmichael Show says:
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    Grey, would you drop C. Estevez (he’s looked shaky and McGee is coming back soon) or Cody Reed or Orlando Arcia to speculate on Rosenthal? 10-team no keeper NL only. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  96. JoeG414 says:
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    I’m looking for a Steady / Reliable Starter.
    I have Hot Hitting Hyun Soo Kim to deal . An extra bat that I can replace.
    I’m Looking at Tanner Roark ,
    Whata think ?
    6×6 mixed roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  97. CMUTimmah says:
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    Saltymacchiato feels better off the tongue. Although, after a week of drinking those, they usually leave a bat taste in your mouth and your batting average.

    Aaron Sanchez… SONOVABENCH!

    Nice of Piscotty to show back up to the party… hopefully he isn’t doing just enough to prevent me from dropping him for a Kevin Pillar or someone like that. I like Piscotty’s upside more still…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hoping so on Piscotty

  98. CMUTimmah says:
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    PS – Jett Bandy’s power move would be something like M Bison’s flying spear move except before he does it his jet pack on his back sprouts out little wings and launches him across the board.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  99. William Hung says:
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    One of the things that stuck with me in the podcast was that you should always have a spot open for picking up a top prospect like Taillon, AJ Reed, or Trea Turner (whenever he’s up) – having said that – where do you think that spot is on my team? I’m leaning AJ Reed, but I think he’s going to get hot at some point – I mean he can’t be any worse right? To condense my team, i’ll only list my bench and bottom tier pitchers and relievers:

    3B – Frazier / Lamb
    1B – AJ Reed
    SP – Duffy, Bauer, Giolito, Hendricks, Roark
    RP – Kintzler, Colome, Allen, Rodney
    DL – Cole

    Bauer’s start this weekend against the Blue Jays will prove if he’s for real – if he bombs, should I drop him for Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer…Maybe Reed if he doesn’t hit this weekend

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Would you drop Bauer, Reed, or Rodney for Butcher or wait for clarity on roles?

        To remind you – These are my non-studs on my team:

        3B – Frazier / Lamb
        1B – AJ Reed
        SP – Duffy, Bauer, Giolito, Hendricks, Roark
        RP – Kintzler, Colome, Allen, Rodney
        DL – Cole

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodney

  100. Micah says:
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    In my 12 team keeper league, an owner is after my Bryce Harper. He is offering Alex Bregman, Miguel Sano, and my choice of Gerit Cole or Corey Kluber. What do you think of that?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Micah: HOLD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  101. Crock says:
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    Cargo or polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  102. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    2 things very much unrelated to FBB –
    1. Habanero Effect is airing new shows, watched a good one last night.
    2. Are you familiar with Ken M.? I think you/all of razzball, would appreciate his internet humor:
    http://horseysurprise.tumblr.com/#0

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Damn, damn, damn, I forgot to DVR it 2. Nice, just checked it out, and it’s funny

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Habanero Effect is the one where they see if Dave Navarro can fool people into thinking he is someone else by taking off his makeup and gauges and he makes Flea disappear. Not as good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought it was the new Adam Richman show

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Man vs Ulcer

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

  103. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Got a REALLY interesting offer, which I’d 99% like to accept in my 12 team keeper league, keep 7 forever, at $3 inflation / yr. I’m an expansion team with some very strong keepers, but not enough guys this year to make a legit push (likely will finish mid-of-the-pack).

    Looking ahead to next year, I just received the following offer from a leaguemate looking to make a push from 3rd to 1st this year:

    My Strasburg (keep at $18), Salazar (keep at $22), Belt ($16), Blackmon ($25) [would only be keeping Strasburg from this bunch]

    for

    his Kershaw (keep at $27), AJ Reed (keep at $5), and throw ins Moya and Doolittle.

    Really, this trade is all about owning Kershaw indefinitely—and, to a lesser extent, seeing what Reed can produce. If I accept the trade, my 7 keepers would be some fun arrangement of well-priced: Rizzo, Betts, Kershaw, Story, Urias, Moncada, $1 Ozuna, $1 Schoop, Franco, AJ Reed.

    Take the trade while the Kershaw DL news is fresh and get psyched for 2017?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if you’re playing for next year

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Yes – playing for next year, when I can actually win with that core. This year, I’d be aiming for 4th compared to like, 8th — neither of which really matters. Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  104. Bobbo says:
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    Holy shit. Just got around to the podcast and the Canseco interview. Radio. Gold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  105. Jerry says:
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    Thanks, Grey. What about moving Archer for Pineda? Also, trade Shoe for Duffy or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I’m as Pro-Duffy as I come so I’d rank Duffy ahead of Shoe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t argue with you, these guys are interchangeable

  106. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Pineda looks nasty today..7 K’s in 3 innings, including 6 in a row..BUT he is down 1-0

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: somehow griffin is having similar K’s, which is very odd for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, watching

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: Carlos Santana and Fulmer for Longo or Wil Myers.

        4 ever keeper with 50 man rosters..who wud you want?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Myers or Longo, not close

  107. Bill says:
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    I own Cain, Bautista and JD. 12-teamer, H2H, and nobody is biting on a trade even at 75% value. Drop one or am I just screwed for 2 more weeks?

    Any of those 3 least likely to return to form post-AS break?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bill: I’d hold, they shud all be fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see why they all can’t return to form, hold

  108. Corey says:
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    Jon Gray or Matt Shoemaker ROS? (H2H 6×6 +QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  109. Long Bawls says:
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    Uch. I dub Matz and Syndegaard the Spur Posse, because they’re screwing so many people! Although: too soon.

  110. JoeG414 says:
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    Rodney going to Miami
    Who closers for the Padres ??

    • William Hung says:
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      @JoeG414: maybe Butcher or Mauer – take a guess, flip a coin, sacrifice a goat…

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @JoeG414: can’t be maurer, he’s been shit for long stretches (more so than buchter)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buch

  111. Paul says:
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    should i trade harvey for mccutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  112. ashtray says:
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    Drop Kelley or Kintzler for Buchter?

    • William Hung says:
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      @ashtray: I’d drop Kelley since Paps is coming back soon, but if you need saves through the weekend, i’d hold and wait for some confirmation about who it’d be in SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley

  113. William Hung says:
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    The closepocolypse is coming!!! I’m hearing mixed reports about whether or not Rodney would close in Miami since AJ isn’t exactly shutting things down with that walk rate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  114. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    rodney gets moved

    1. assuming he gets 8th inning (maybe) in MIA town? bearclaw for some asinine reason gets demoted, phelps too?

    2. who’s SD’s closer? maurer has had 2 separate periods of being completely awful, probably gotta be buchter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. 8th inning 2. Buchter

  115. primetime says:
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    Pineda pitching a 2 hitter vs texas thru 5 and 10 Ks.. dude is playing out of his mind on the last day of june.. prob will suck next month. drop odorizzi for pineda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Pineda

    • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @primetime: umm, he’s been gradually building to this lately, RIGHT in time as i’ve been able to add him in at least 3 leagues in last 2 weeks.

  116. Slimcompoop says:
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    Happy Thursday Grey! Any word from Canseco? I asked you about Tim Anderson over Josh Harrison the other day (and went Anderson), but now I’m mulling over Javier Baez in his place. What do you think in a 6×6 OBP league?

    Also, I spent a wad of cash to pick up Reed on Sunday. It’s too early to bail, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Baez… Any word from Canseco in what way? He was on the podcast and he barely had a word…Too early

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: In the way that only Canseco can! Some sort of douchey social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, writing a new book, etc.)? I still can’t believe he bailed after your question on Madonna. I loved the “Bash Brothers” and the late 80’s/early 90’s Athletics teams. Carney Lansford? Rethinking my whole childhood over the past three days…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I was a fan too… Forget if I mentioned this on the show, but I always felt like Jose got a raw deal from the media…He came clean, no one else did without major provocation…. But the media treated him like a joke… Now, I understand it, he does himself no favors

  117. Post says:
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    Just executed a deal in my 12 team – H2H 5×5 league. I sent Jay Bruce, Drew Pomeranz, and James Paxton. I got Max Scherzer and Khris Davis, and I’m going to pick up Lucas Giolito. Thoughts on how I did?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trade!

      • Post says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Been listening to you about selling on Bruce, betting on a slow 2nd half

        • William Hung says:
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          @Post: You got Scherzer for Pomz and Pax???? WTF… nice job!

          • Post says:
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            @William Hung: Thanks! Yeah got pretty lucky – wanted to make sure I wasn’t crazy…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  118. Krazee Eyez Killa says:
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    Add Pineda and drop who? 6×6 Roto QS

    Duffy, McCullers, pomeranz, Taillon

    Thanks Grey. Finally had time to listen to Jose podcast, unreal. My first thought before the incident was “man, he sounds like a turd. ” So unenthusiastic. Loved it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup! Taillon

  119. Brian says:
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    NL Only League —

    Would you drop Francisco Liriano for any of the following?

    *Brandon McCarthy
    *Zack Wheeler
    *Homer Bailey

    If so, is that the order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  120. William Hung says:
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    Joel Sherman, Matthew Pouliot, and Tristan Cockcoft are in the Rodney will close for the Marlins camp – this is a wait and see

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be

  121. Pat says:
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    Kluber for Abreu 10 team 5×5

    JoFer Wade Davis Maz Piscotty, S Wright for

    Donaldson, Polanco, Gio Gonzalez (Id dump him)

    Sale, Jansen, Santana, Saunders, Tillman, ODB, Gomes Fowler for

    Price, Roark, Posey,Ortiz, Just Dongs, Val, Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  122. Nightpandas says:
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    Canada Day beer run coming up….

    I got offered Desclafani and Davies for Wade Davis. Need so help in a 15 team league. Also have Allen, Ziegler and Gomez as closers. Do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  123. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Hey Grey, great write up!

    16-team 6×6 (OBP, QS) roto league, non keeper

    Would you trade Zobrist and Byung-Ho Park for Javier Baez and Jung-Ho Kang?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  124. Rusty Arms says:
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    I’m a little concerned with Arrieta. Not great as of late plus word out of Cubbies land is their saving his arm for post season. As seen by 5 inn average innings lately. Not so good for me as my league counts QSs and 5 inn won’t cut it. I was offered Cole Hammels and Salazar for him. May sting era and whip wise but they are 2 quality starters on contending teams. Indians and Rangers. Your thoughts please. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  125. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Baez or Scooter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks, also can u rank Moya, Nyquin and Guyer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You did

          • Cohen says:
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            @Grey: thanks again

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  126. joe says:
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    desclafani or rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  127. jason bourne says:
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    Ouch on your deals.

    I got Ian Desmond 14, Ben Revere 10, Jose Ramirez 10, Dee Gordon 6, George Springer 6, Brian Dozier 6 for SAGNOF. Got a chance to add Jose Reyes, Travis Jankowski or Trea Turner (handcuff). Probably will have to drop Tim Anderson, Carlos Santana or Willson Contreras. Who do you recommend add/drop or hold for now? The young guys are a hard decision to drop in case they bust out. Merci.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which deals?

      • jason bourne says:
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        Add Jose Reyes, Jankowski or Turner?
        Drop Tim Anderson, Santana or Contreras to do it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reyes….No idea what Santana

          • jason bourne says:
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            Carlos.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anderson

          • jason bourne says:
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            Thanks, you da man.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  128. Jerry says:
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    Grey, I was just offered either Duffy or Pineda for Shark. Should I take either or hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  129. ryan says:
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    Grey, which two do I sit? K/BB, whip, QS, K, IP:

    Tanaka @ CHW
    Carrasco vs DET
    Roark vs MIL
    Bauer vs NYY
    Duffy vs SEA
    Giolito vs CIN, @ NYM

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito, Tanaka

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Not so high on Tanaka?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially

  130. primetime says:
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    10 team keeper league OBP – We keep 7 players ( 4 hitters and 3 pitchers)

    Get Miggie, Braun, Lackey and los Mazara, Bradley, Profar and Tailon. Who makes out in deal and or am I gving up too much?

    Starters
    Wieters
    Belt
    Kinsler
    Arenado
    Seager
    Marte
    Bradley
    Duvall
    Trumbo

    Freeman
    Profar
    Heyward
    JD MART DL
    Pence DL
    Mazara

    Ptichers
    Duffy
    Tailon
    Salazar
    hammel
    Allen
    Kimbrel

    Pineda
    Roark
    Strausburg DL
    Kershaw DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side

  131. joe says:
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    whit or baez? need R/AVG and whit is at the top and has sort of slowed.. but baez

    or brad miller, that OF eligibility is nice..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  132. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1) Offered Matz for my Aaron Sanchez? Hold to see how he does tonight?

    2) drop Joe Ross or Giolito for Buchter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Giolito redraft

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      @bossmanjunior333:

      10 team h2h obp league…so Sanchez won’t be around for playoffs

  133. L-Boogie says:
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    Yo, yo, yo. 14 team 5×5 weekly roto. Please rank for Util spot ROS, Ozuna, Dozier, Saunders.

    No pressing needs in any specific hitting cats. Just trying to figure out which one to try and trade for some pitching.

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, Doz

  134. Evan says:
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    Just got offered…

    Cutch
    Osuna
    Panik

    for

    (my) Springer

    Keeper league… who wins this trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

  135. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    Currently have Tyson Ross and Zach Wheeler in my 2 DLspots. With Kershaw going on the DL who is the drop. Leaning to dropping Wheeler as it looks like Ross will be back first.
    Thanks Grey have a great holiday weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  136. john coakley says:
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    Schoop and Hill for Salazar.

    Schoop and J Ross for Salazar.

    Salazar in both cases, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar in both

  137. L-Boogie says:
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    Went tot he Yankee game last night as part of a package they occasionally offer that includes pre-game meet and greet with former Yankees. Last night’s legends? Charlie Hayes and Jesse Barfield. Hayes was pretty dull and disinterested. Although I can’t blame him since everyone quickly bypassed him to get to Barfield who was awesome. Funny and totally engaged. Joked around with everyone. Tried to steal my burger. Some lady called her husband and he grabbed the phone to talk to him. And he looks like he could still play…and hit better than A-Rod who looks totally lost at the plate and was running to first slower than Prince Fielder. He had the only out of the miraculous 9th inning comeback, although he did he the ball hard, just right at Odor.

    Of course I couldn’t enjoy the win because I have Dyson on every team. Definition of lose-lose scenario: When your team is down and their opponent brings in your closer. Why do we do this to ourselves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, awesome! You should’ve asked Barfield to be on our podcast!

  138. Sam says:
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    Which side?

    Marte/Roark for Duvall/Archer

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  139. henncoop says:
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    Rodney to Miami …who are the closers @ Miami & SD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos, Buchter

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @Teddy Heater: I think OJ Canseco was in that video.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hahahaha

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @Grey: I was going to make a Prince reference because Hammer sampled When Doves Cry on that track, but I”m going to hold off for now.. I can only poke fun of Prince Fielder and I got nothing.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Biggest joke about Fielder is his hitting

            • Teddy Heater says:
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              @Grey: HA! I’m diggin the top numbers right now…….

              51/15/39/7/.271
              55/19/54/0/.305

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, so great

            • Teddy Heater says:
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              @Grey: New GOT info, so remember when I said Tyrion would be riding the 3rd dragon. I think he’s a Targaryen too, remember when he let the Dragon off of his chain? How come they didn’t eat him? Oh that’s right cause he’s got dragon blood too.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Holy crap! Aggressive bro! Seriously? But his dad talks about how Tyrion came out and killed the mother, right? Hmm…

                • Teddy Heater says:
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                  @Grey: Are you ready for this?……………….Daenerys, Jon and Tyrion’s Mother’s all died during or after child birth.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Holy crap, seriously, are you George RR?

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Grey: I’m seriously considering making a T-shirt with all 3 riding dragons. Kelly wants me to look into the copyright stuff, but how great would that T-shirt be?
                      #JonSnowIsWinter

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Can we get Jose Canseco on a dragon with the face of Madonna?

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Grey: I like it, how about OJ Canseco riding the dragon but the juju juice hits the wind and goes in his face.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      OJ Canseco is perfect encapsulation of him…

  140. Steph says:
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    Do you like Samardzija or Roark ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  141. John says:
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    Would you trade Hill or J Ross for Holiday?

    I have Hill coming off DL and need to do something!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  142. Dusty Briches says:
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    Kershaw and Kang for Boegarts and Kluber or Harvey?
    10 team non keeps 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander and Harvey

      • Dusty Briches says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I don’t understand why Harvey over Kluber given Hervey’s inability to get the Ks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NL, they’re a toss up if you want Kluber go for it

  143. Nightpandas says:
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    Any of these guys enough of a return for Wade Davis?

    Pineda
    Maeda
    Keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  144. Kk says:
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    Dyson vs leake batting 8th
    Szcur vs matz batting 6th
    Nimmo vs gio batting 1st

    Which one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  145. Chucky says:
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    Dynasty keep forever. Contemplating a few housekeeping moves.
    Duvall, Eaton, Trayce or Moyà?
    Which ONE gets the ax, Profar, Baez, Villar, Bregman or Moncada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall… Profar

  146. Kk says:
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    Mike Taylor vs finnegan or Duvall vs gio
    Safer one higher ceiling lower floor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  147. Alex says:
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    Trying to fill a utility spot..

    Baez, Nyquin, or Leonys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Just dropped Leonys for Baez. Gonna keep tripping on Nyquin for a bit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  148. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Wondering whether my pitching is as bad/mediocre as I sometimes think it is. It’s not the best, but do you really think I need to move a bat to get an arm or can I hold? Nothing much at all on the wire.
    Scherzer
    Hill
    Roark
    Paxton
    Duffy
    J Gray
    Snell
    2 streaming spots
    Tyson Ross and Alex wood on DL since I don’t have anyone I need to drop them for yet.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t look that bad but the streaming spots matter

  149. rick says:
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    Grey –

    In 1st but barely, ive got Desmond $11, Myers $6 and Duffy $1 and hes offering me his mccutchen, darvish and belt…

    What you think?

    Desmond is #4 overall but mccutch has to be better rest of the way?

    Myers top 20 but Darvish is elite when back..

    Belt and duffy are ehh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could totally backfire, sounds fair

      • rick says:
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        @Grey:

        lol that doesn’t ooze with confidence.. oozes with the other oozes in darvishs’ shoulder

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  150. John says:
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    My DL spot opens up Saturday. Pearce the best hitter on the wire. Ross probably the best pitcher. Strictly on value, who you like (shoulders and pitchers make me nervous but thought I should ask)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  151. Nightmare says:
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    My Duvall, J Turner, and Paxton for his D Murphy, rich hill, and kendrys.

    Who wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  152. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I’ refuse to end this run for you Espinosa. You’re welcome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  153. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Wish the Royals would’ve told me they were going to start Kendrys in right this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

  154. Big league choo says:
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    12 team ops keeper, keep 10…prices in ($)

    Leading hrs,runs,rbis right now…sp is a mess, but I’m only 1/3 to the 1500 limit

    My villar(10$),myers(12$), Roberto osuna ($11)

    for c seager($26), degrom ($30), maeda(6$)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager side

  155. Chicken Dinner says:
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    ATTABOY Jhonny!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      H!

  156. Noah says:
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    Nola or Verlander ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander

  157. William Hung says:
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    ROS Jake Lamb or Javier Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  158. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    MLB Network using Eric B. & Rakim to take it to commercial break. I think John Smoltz was in a b-boy stance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  159. Johnc says:
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    Magoo’s analysis of Hamels had me putting him out there in trade discussions. Well, now that he has been great, an interesting trade offer came in. His Salazar for my Hamels and Walker. I can backfill Walker’s MI slot with Semien, Marte or Miller. As good as Hamels has been, I think I like Salazar’s chances better ROS. What say you??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Salazar

  160. Harrison says:
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    Which side?

    Aaron Sanchez for Papelbon

  161. Tony says:
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    Chris Davis and Archer for Scherzer and Tomlin… Who comes out on top?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Tony: Scherzer side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, it’s fair

  162. Letsgo says:
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    Long term keeper league. 10 team league. Our trade deadline is July 15th (is that typical for a league or early, just curious)

    I’ve been offered Felix for my jose Ramirez and nomar mazara. Mazara is $10 and Felix is $30. I wouldn’t be keeping either anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s early

      • Letsgo says:
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        @Grey: what’s a typical trade deadline for a head to head league would you say? It’s not season long roto so you just have to make the “playoffs ” then it’s week to week race. It’s only our 2nd year of the league so not too familiar with these things.

        Thabks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          August 15th

          • Letsgo says:
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            @Grey: thanks.

  163. Quimmy says:
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    My Ian Desmond for his Matt Kemp and one of (Verlander, King Felix or Darvish).

    If i should take it which sp donu like ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This isn’t great

  164. Nightpandas says:
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    Got an open spot…15 team keep 11 league, grab a hot bench bat like Chisenhall or try out New Dodger Bud Norris or grab Judge or Bell and hope for a call up soon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  165. Letsgo says:
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    He also offered $30 Felix, $36 archer for $10 taillon and $10 nomar mazara. And jose Ramirez .Think I have to take it right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Letsgo says:
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        @Grey: hm glad I asked. I’m in a roto head to head league I guess I didn’t specify that I thought taillon being shut down would sway it. Pretty down on archer and Felix?

        Thanks for the response.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          One has been awful and one is hurt and hasn’t been good

  166. Pitchirditch says:
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    How does gausman, nola, Duffy rank ROS?

    Trying to find a 4th reliable starter..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Duffy

  167. Pitchirditch says:
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    Duffy or taijuan walker ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  168. Los locos says:
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    Is Braun or lackey worth trading for if you need hitter and pitcher?

    What’s your projections for both guys ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re fine, you know what you’re getting from them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cookie, you know you do

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Hehe
        gonna be hard to get them next year
        at any discount that’s fer sure

  169. Los locos says:
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    Grey, mazara next season…. What kind of numbers can we expect from this kid?

  170. Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    dynasty with K/BB, net saves and holds over saves alone. 1500 max innings 16 team roto. this pitching staff
    SP cole/liriano/roark/pineda/porcello/tillman/ryu (clearly DL spots maxed out)
    RP britton/watson/hudson/giles/kelley/phelps (6 max slots for RP to fit into)
    DL wood/wheeler/heaney/romo/kela
    NA stephenson
    good idea to stash bundy over my worst RP, in case he gets real value next year? i’m in 8th-10th with little chance of moving up much.
    2. with a fairly crowded OF and bryant for 3B already, guessing i should hold britton over k.seager, right? my offense isn’t my problem (other than low steals from delino getting demoted)

  171. J-FOH says:
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    Thanks again for dropping Espinosa. Nothing like a weeks worth of dongs and ribbies in a day.

  172. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp limited moves redraft

    Thoughts on trading Aaron Sanchez for Matz after his start tonight (5.1 IP 7 H 3 ER 3 BB 6 K 2 HR)?

    Still hold?

  173. LightBlack says:
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    Jfer/Polamco/Walker for Scherzer/Stras?

    Im trying to get lamb or Piscotty my way. Wud Piscotty make this 100 percentna go. I might just take it anyways. My Of is Marte/Springer/C.Davis/Ozuna. So i could absorb Polanco. If I get Piscotty he goes to utl. We start 4 Of. 10 teamer. Rotation would be Scherzer/Carassco/Stras/Matz/Pineda/Rodon/Kennedy/Gausmen after trade.

    Top three in hit cats but last in k’sw’s and whip for pitching stats. First saves/holds and 4th in ErA. Plus the Jfer cap. Gotta do it even if i cant get that third player coming my way right guys?

    • LightBlack says:
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      @LightBlack:

      …..or see if i can switch walker for matz….argh. Fing fantasy baseball blockbuster trades.

  174. Steve says:
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    When’s it time to give up on Burns? He’s been a shell of the player he was last year. Drop him for Alcides? Or hold and bench till he warms up?

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