You know they say, every Blue Jay fan has his Price, and every dog has his day and what does the cat say?  Me-ouch.  Is that a well-known idiom?  Sounds like something Pol Pot would’ve said.  “You look like a clown because you’ve applied too much Khmer rouge.  Now what does the cat say?  ‘Me-ouch!'”   That was Pol Pot at his most disarmingly charming.  You ever look at pictures of dictators and think to yourself, “He looks like a total tool.  What kind of a-holes followed this guy?”  Any hoo!  David Price was acquired by the Blue Jays for Daniel Norris (who I’ll get to in a moment).   The Blue Jays GM, Alex Anthopoulos doesn’t believe he gutted the farm system to deliver Price and/or Tulo.  No more than, say, a Greek farmer needs to gut a lamb to make shawarma.   As they say on the lamb farm, sacrifices need to be made.  I don’t think this changes a thing about Price’s value.  Comerica was actually more offense-friendly this year, and the Blue Jays will provide more run support, but Price is essentially the same pitcher whether he’s in Toronto, New York or Boston, in Philly, Miami or Houston; in Detroit or– Is this a Kid Rock song I’m singing?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Roberto Osuna – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 6th save, ERA at 2.18.  There’s been some speculation that Aaron Sanchez could share the ninth inning with Osuna.  If he does that, John Gibbons should get a year-long pass to Disney, cause he’s straight Goofy!  In every league I own Osuna, I’m not backing him up with Sanchez.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-3 and his 25th homer.  Him and Arenado are neck and neck right now in fantasy value while I neck Arenado.  Any guesses who will finish with more value?  Who will finish with more hickeys?

Russell Martin – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer as he DH’d.  How is it that the Blue Jays are stacked like Morganna at IHOP and Martin is DH’ing and it makes sense?

Michael Pineda – Hit the DL with a forearm strain.  Alas, once again he has arm troubles.  Pineda isn’t filled with candy, he’s filled with broken promises and dashed hopes.  In most redraft leagues, I’d drop Pineda if I didn’t have DL room.

Dustin Ackley – Acquired by the Yankees to shuffle between the outfield and 2nd base.  “The Blue Jays, Dodgers, Cardinals…Even the Mets have been involved in more deals than America’s team, the New York Yankees!  Think fast, little man!”  That’s Cashman talking to himself in the shower.

Mark Teixeira – 3-for-4, 3 runs and two homers (25, 26).  Does anyone ever age on the Yankees?!  “C’mon, man, no screaming, I’m trying to nap.”  Sorry, Beltran, my bad.

Josh Hamilton – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I bet you five imaginary dollars someone will ask next March about Hamilton bouncing back.  It’s a preseason rite of passage.

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer.  Texas seems like the anti-New York, where everyone gets old.  Maybe it’s the heat…or Republicans…or cattle…or lack of Puerto Ricans…Okay, they are completely different in every way.

Matt Holliday – Hit the DL with a quad strain, the same injury that forced him to miss the previous six weeks.  Holliday could be done for the year, and since this is the last time I may get to point this out, I told everyone in March to avoid Holliday.  Is there anything we can do for those that drafted Holliday?  Don’t ask Stephen Piscotty because Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!

Brandon Moss – Did someone say you’re lacking a corner outfielder with old man injury problems?  Don’t fear, Moss is here!  He was traded to the Cards and will likely move between a corner outfield slot and 1st base.  Knowing the Cards, Moss will become a 2nd half All-Star.  More likely, he’ll be an iffy bet for power in deeper mixed leagues.  I guess that is Moss likely.

Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 5 ER.  Finally, someone changed the calendars in his place to April.  On a related note, he had 100 IP last year and is now at 124 IP.  Standard is about thirty to forty innings over the previous year for pitchers under 25.  I don’t see the Cards shutting C-Mart down in the next two weeks, but if he continues to struggle due to fatigue, he could get shut down in the landmark case of sooner vs. later or simply skipped.  (For those wondering, the Cardinals have said they will limit C-Mart’s innings but not Wacha’s.)

Matt Carpenter – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers (11, 12).  Carpenter…nailed ’em!

John Axford – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his 5th (!) game in a row giving up runs.  This game wasn’t even over yet and I had already picked up Rafael Betancourt.  I suggest you do the same.

Alex Wood – The Dodgers traded Hector Olivera, Paco Rodriguez and Zach Bird to the Braves, and the Dodgers got half of the NL East back in Mat Latos, Michael Morse, Bronson Arroyo, Alex Wood, Jim Johnson, Jose Peraza, Luis Avilan and the Marlins forgot to get anything.  “Aw, c’mon, guys, this isn’t cool!”  That’s the Marlins GM getting noogied.  This sounds like a keeper league trade that would have people furious.  “You traded an unknown property in Hector Olivera for a closer and a top 40 starter?!  I hate this league!”  *shoots TV with gun*  Holy crap, I really need a new outlet.  *inspects electrical outlet*  Yup, it’s gone.  So, Wood’s value skyrockets.  No place I’d prefer for him to play than maybe Petco or Metco, and, in those parks, he still wouldn’t have as much run support.  This won’t change his K/9 plummeting or rising walk rate, but he could easily have top 25 SP value for the final two months.

Mat Latos – Also traded to Dodgers.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Have you noticed Dallas Latos has been a lot more reserved this year on Twitter?  Meh, you don’t have to know, but take my word for it, she has.  Prior to this year, she’d walk into a place in Cincy and be at worst the 2nd best looking person in the establishment.  Then in Miami, she was likely around the 12th to 15th most attractive person in any one place.  Now, with the trade of her husband to the Dodgers, Dallas Latos will walk into a Carl’s Jr. and be less attractive than the person behind the counter.  I’ve seen females drying cars at the car wash that are hotter.  As PUAs would say, Dallas has been getting negged for the last nine months and feeling a lot less confident.  With less confidence, she’s not taking on all “haters” on Twitter, thus she’s not bringing that stress back home to Mat and he’s throwing a lot slower, because he’s not all charged up from Dallas’s stress.  Zapruder film it’s not, but c’mon, there’s something there!  Mat Latos has a 1.80 ERA in July, and has looked more like himself from previous years, even previous to last year when he definitely had some iffy peripherals.  This year his 8 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 look on par with his low-3 ERA years on the Padres and Reds.  Dodger Stadium won’t do him wrong (as long as he doesn’t get caught checking out the popcorn concessions girl — she’s hot too!), and the NL West may be better than the NL East, but it’s still the NL.  Just avoid Coors.  So, this feels like a positive move for Latos.

Michael Morse – To the Dodgers in case Kershaw’s injury is serious and they need to call in an SOS.

Bronson Arroyo – To the Dodgers, but since he’s on the DL, it could be a few before the Dodgers use him to warm-up the catcher between innings.

Hector Olivera – Glad to see the Dodgers had to give up one player to get back fifteen.  “Hello, this is Commissioner Manfred calling for Bud.  Stop with the ‘Will I hold?’  He’s sitting right there!  Put me on speakerphone.  Bud, you said there was parity in this league.  The Dodgers’ Triple-A team looks better than the Marlins major league roster and, in every drawer I open in your old office, there’s a toupee.  Come get these racoons!”  Olivera didn’t make it in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he’s currently hurt, but I bet we see him within a month.  I could see stashing him now.

Mike Leake – Traded to the Giants.  His ERA in July was 1.25.  He’s on Leake!  So, he won’t suddenly become a 9 K/9 pitcher.  Shoot (not you Dick Cheney!), he won’t even become a 7+ K/9 pitcher.  This year he’s at 6 K/9 with an xFIP of 3.64, i.e. a matchups guy that can help with ratios.  Again, his ERA in July was 1.25!  In that giant(s) park, he can have a solid final two months.

Arodys Vizcaino – Will take over the closer role with Johnson off to setup Kenley.  I trust Vizcaino as far as I can throw him, and since I started pumping iron in the 12th grade and have taken approx. 6,000 days off since that first workout, I can’t throw him very far.  I would handcuff with Aardsma and Frasor, not in the order.  Stupid dyslexia!  By the by, can they find a harder word to spell for dyslexics?

Shelby Miller – 6 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 2.44.  The Regression Fairies were split on their reactions to the premiere of I Am Cait, but can they get on the same page and damage Shelby Miller?

Domonic Brown – 2-for-4 and his 1st home run.  Gross, I just thought about how that made Tehol feel.

Joakim Soria – Traded to the Pirates.  Not sure what’s sadder, that he was traded to become Melancon’s setup man, or if it’s sadder it makes sense that he’d be his setup man.  Speaking of sad, let’s go to another blurb for this…

Alex Wilson – 1 2/3 IP and the save.  The Tigers bullpen is left with Bruce Rondon, Al Alburquerque, Wilson and Feliz.  Alburquerque is Santa K, New Mexicloser, and Rondon has been used primarily as the setup man for Soria, so Alex Wilson, who is a control guy, and not your prototypical closer, got the 1st post-Soria save.  It’s basically a shituation closerousel of biblical proportions if Jesus played fantasy baseball.  Right now, I’d own Wilson and Rondon, in that order.

Jeurys Familia – 1 IP, 3 ER and has three straight blown saves.  Yesterday, was far from a run-of-the-mill blown save, since there was a 45-minute rain delay between his first two outs and his third out, but it was still a blown save.  Earlier this week, I said I hoped Clippard would be traded to the Mets and take the job from Familia because I had traded Familia to Sky for Chris Davis.  Sky said, “Your hope for that is cute, Grey.  Like ‘I hope I accidentally wake up with my face buried between Kate Upton’s boobs’ cute.”  I said, “I think mine might have slightly better chances.”  He said, “I’ll give you that.  Like, if we were talking lottery numbers, you’d totally have one less zero in that string of .00000 until you saw a number.”  I wonder how he thinks my chances are now.  Also, in that stream of a conversation, JFoH was telling people to pick up Fernando Rodriguez.  Here’s the whole exchange.

Jon Niese – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  Sweet, and I wouldn’t touch him unless the Stream-o-Nator gave its permission.

Juan Uribe – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  When he gets a home run, he never not doesn’t get another home run within a few days.  Triple negatives be damned!

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-4, 2 run, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  As always your Curtisy reminder.

Andrew Cashner – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up 4.13.  Cash rules everything around me, if there’s nothing else around me and I’m stuck with a mediocre streamer.

Derek Norris – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Derek’s been almost as bad as Derek on Netflix, but five hits in a game goes a long way to coming out of a slump.  More of a slumpbuster than sleeping with Billy Butler’s sister.

Justin Upton – 1-for-5 and his 18th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  As I said the other day, Upton is the type to go from ice cold to hot in a blink and then ride the hot streak for a month.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Carlos Gomez – The Astros traded four prospects for CarGo and tears for Fiers.  Gomez will take over the middle of the order for the Astros and will likely become a .220 hitter again through transitive properties.  Miller Park is always at the top of the best offensive stadiums and the Juice Box has moments.  Really, in two months, anything can happen and I wouldn’t bet against Gomez having a nice final eight weeks, but, according to our Player Rater, Gomez has been on par with Melky so far this year, so it’s not like he can do terribly worse.  Oh, and don’t worry, Mets fans, you still have Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe.

Mike Fiers – As mentioned, he also goes to the Astros, and if anyone can lure you into a shellacking, it’s Fiers.  I’d leave my keys in a fish bowl with only those two British clean-up nannies in the room, before relying on Fiers to match his potential, but, alas, it is there, and his home stadium gets a bit better.

Scott Kazmir – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks.  People were asking about whether they should start him yesterday in a home game.  Wait for it…this is good…where did I put that?…Oh, it’s in the car…Hold on…Okay, here it is…He has a 2.10 ERA on the year.  This is who you want to bench?

Jed Lowrie – 0-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the DL and played 3rd base.  This moved Luis Valbuena to 1B.  Whew, the Astros definitely needed another .180-hitting, power 1st baseman.

Matt Shoemaker – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  The Cobbler, appropriately, has cobbled together a few good starts.  Still don’t like him as much as in the preseason, but I’m warming and could see owning him again in mixed leagues.

Khris Davis – 0-for-3.  With Gomez gonzo, Davis has an everyday spot.  Exclamation mark, plus sign, emoticon, emoticon, emoticon!  He hasn’t done much with everyday playing time in the past.  Emoji playing bingo, coming up an N-42 short of bingo.  Sigh.

Domingo Santana – One of the prospects the Astros sent to Milwaukee.  I love me some Domingo like a priest in Venezuela.  He could be a young CarGomez.  As of now, he doesn’t appear to have roster room on the Brewers, but I’m sure it won’t be long before Davis is shoved back to the bench.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4, 1 run and two steals (8, 9).  Own.  Now.  Anagram points!

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Hector Rondon – 1 IP, and his 14th save, and 2nd save in two days, lowering his ERA to 1.76.  Maddon seems to have settled back on Rondon as the Cubs closer, and that will stay that way until Maddon randomly wakes up one day and decides to mix it up.  Maddon:  You can count on not counting on him.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Not too late for an MVP run from Zimmerman.  If he hits 25 homers in the 2nd half and throws seven complete game shutouts, it would be hard for the BBWAA to deny him.

Michael Taylor – 2-for-2 and his 12th steal.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but here’s a pregunta for you, why wait for that?  Grab him!

Jonathan Papelbon – 1 IP, 0 ER as he recorded his 18th save and 1st for the Nats.  Also, after taking Storen’s job, he likely didn’t want to ruffle anymore feathers, but maybe just a few, so he took Fister’s uniform number from him.  Papelbon:  There’s no I in team, but there is a me.

Brandon Phillips – 4-for-5, 7 RBIs and his double slam (6th and 7th homers) and double legs (12, 13).  I’d have to ask Rudy, but I think this was the biggest fantasy day of the year for a hitter.  The 2nd home run call went like this, “This is Brandon Phillips, I just hit my 2nd home run, and I’m rounding 2nd base.  C’mon, Mets, you know you want me and Bruce.”

A.J. Burnett – 4 1/3, 7 ER.  Well, you guys had a good run.  Friend him on Facebook and you can see all the tattoo parlors he likes, but you can’t keep holding him in shallower mixed leagues.  His shizz went pear-shaped a few starts back.

Carlos Carrasco – 9 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Do you see how good he can be if he can just get out the 1st inning without giving up multiple runs?

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 2nd steal.  Hate to sound like a broken record but pick him up.  Hate to sound like a broken record but pick him up.  Hate to–Sorry.

Aaron Hicks – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (5) and legs (9).  Hmm, where have I heard his name before?  Oh, I know!  I’ve told you to pick him up every day this week.  That’s right.

Austin Jackson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  He’s been hot for about a month now and owned in about 16% of leagues.  Oh.  Chicken Florentine Pause.  Kay.

Daniel Norris – Went the other way in the Price trade.  Will start for the Tigers on Sunday.  Any surprise that they’re starting him immediately?  The Tigers are also the same club that promoted a 20-year-old Porcello and a 21-year-old Castellanos.  Are we sure the Tigers have a minor league system?  Not to answer, but to knowingly nod.  Norris has great stuff — there’s that word again, Carlin! — and he’s someone that intrigues me.  I’m intrigued, y’all!  But he also has a 4.27 ERA in Triple-A this year in 90 2/3 IP with a terrible walk rate (4.1).  I wouldn’t touch Norris outside of AL-Only leagues.

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-ofr-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, and his fifth homer in the last ten games.  Someone has one hundred legs, plays for the Tigers and is scalding hot?  Anyone want to guess who that is?

Jose Iglesias – 3-for-5, 3 runs as he was moved to the two hole, hitting .318.  It only took him four months 0f being in the top ten in the majors in batting average to get moved out of the bottom of the order.  Trump tell Ausmus what’s gonna happen to him in October, “You’re fired…now vote for me.”

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 25th homer, and, like, his 12th homer since the All-Star Break (6th, but who’s counting.  Okay, I am.  Maybe I leave this parenthesis now.  And…Out!  And…Out!  Someone help!)

Adam Jones – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Love to see Mr. Jones give me something to believe in.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 8th steal.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Did he give any Red Sox players a concussion on this homer?

Chris Sale – 5 IP, 7 ER.  Big news day for Price, and a day to forget for Sale.

Rusney Castillo – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd home run.  Sonavabench!  Yup, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, and, yup, I’d grab him in all leagues until his playing time shakes out.  Shake it like a Polaroid picture!  “Polaroid?  Is that a bear?” asks the 17-year-old.

Pablo Sandoval – 0-for-2.  Red Sox manager, John Farrell, said that Sandoval’s weight has been an issue this year.  *dead-eyed stare*  Really?  *faux flabbergasted*  C’mon.  *mouths the word “Wow”*  I’m shocked.  That’s like saying “dehydration was an issue” when you come upon a skeleton in the desert.  That’s like saying “the darkness was an issue” when you come upon a person with night-blindness that has driven a car into the side of a house at night.  That’s like saying “heroin was an issue” when you see Amanda Bynes.  ARE YOU SERIOUS?!  His weight is an issue?  Wow, that’s insightful!

 
  1. Carter says:
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    I’ve never done this before anywhere, but….FIRST….do you actually win a gold star or is that a myth?

    • Carter says:
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      @Carter: but seriously, would you rather own Castillo or Eaton?

  2. PhilOssieB says:
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    Carrasco pitches a gem, so we should expect 7 ER in 2.1 innings from Salazar today? I own both, so I’ve seen the theory in progress all year.

    • Chucky says:
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      100% on board with your prediction. I own both too and Id be happy with an on again off again game from these two.

  3. Rob says:
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    Really hurting for speed. Worth dropping Soler, Belt or Schwarber for any of these guys?

    -Granderson
    -Michael Taylor
    -Aoki
    -Souza
    -Inciarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Soler for Taylor

  4. Assy says:
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    What am I doing with jorge Soler at this point? I love him but it hurts, Grey, like the hot sun.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Assy: If you’re in a 12-Teamer or shallower, drop him. I did a week ago for Preston Tucker. It’s liberating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Assy: Think you gotta move on, assy

  5. Malicious Phenom says:
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    EIGHTEEN homers for Upton, not 10..hehe

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: yeah, i own upton in a few dynasties and i was starting to agree with all those idiots who said he should be dropped when i saw that number. I was pretty sure except for maybe a month he was having his 2nd consistently good season in a row, and is for some reason stealing yet again, even after a few years of pretty much never doing that anymore.

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Beware the Shit Rope: although those idiots are quite trumped by the other ones who were saying (while attempting to think at the same time, it’s hard) to drop rizzo.

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Beware the Shit Rope: There is no way you ever drop a stud player, unless in a non keeper out for the year with an injury…Everybody slumps, sometimes…REM, said that I think..lol

  6. Long Bawls says:
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    Wow, that Jeurys Familia comment board exchange was some inside baseball.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Long Bawls: ya got long balls larry, long balls.

  7. Moustard says:
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    HAHAHA, loving the Kershaw-Morse-SOS-Joke!

  8. tittycitty says:
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    Grichuk, Castillo, Reddick, Maybin, Span

    Who do you run with ROS?

  9. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    dynasty 12 with deep benches. QS, HR allowed and OBPA. i got bolsinger and b.anderson. at least one of them is F’ed, if not both. Who’s top 2 grabs from this list: godley/r.iglesias (man that K rate for a guy this bad, it’s like the opposite of eovaldi in a way)/phelps/garza/nuno (and hope he gets stretched out soon)/butler/folty/rusin.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Beware the Shit Rope: 2. in 16 team leagues has shoemaker or nelson moved ahead of streamer category? Who’s best 3 out of
      shoemaker/nelson/ray/rubby/mchugh/chavez/w.perez/hellickson/peavy/godley/r.iglesias.

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        @Grey: who’s next best 2 in #2, behind shoemaker. i have three of that list, want to see who best three to add or keep?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nelson, Chavez

          • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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            @Grey: i thought that wording would be the end, my friend (yeah yeah), who’s last dropped out of ray/peavy/mchugh to grab shoe and nelson (i’ve pretty much owned almost all of these at least once here), have had chavez for a while.

            • Grey

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              McHugh, Ray, these are streamers

  10. Speculating for saves here. I have Jeremy Jeffress hoping K-Rod gets traded today. If that doesn’t happen, who would you grab between Betancourt, Aardsma, Frasor, and Detroit’s Wilson?

    Also, Brandon Moss. I was on the verge of dropping him before he was traded. Would you suggest giving it a week or so to see if he’s reborn in St. Louis? Or would you drop him for Khris Davis, Michael Taylor, or Chase H?

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    It was all your sell Kazmir in 3…2….1 posts — it has us all paranoid of when the other shoe is gonna drop! Plus, he just looks fragile out there, what with his dainty physique and pointy toed delivery — seems like the kind of thing that would attract regression fairies.

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    Grey,
    yesterday you said

    drop Yasmani Thomas and Dyson
    for Eaton and Fowler,

    today Ryan zimmerman and Castillo are also in the mix: pick 2 out of these 4 please

    Happy that AWood’s value skyrocket in LAD!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Eaton, Fowler

  13. Blake says:
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    Grey,

    ok – so I have pineda in my 13 team pts league (1pt for K, 15pts for win, 7P slots). I only have 5 pickups for the rest of the year. Here are my pitchers:

    C Archer
    J Chavez
    C McHugh
    D Salazaar
    T ross
    A Wood
    C Rodon

    B:M pineda

    So I need to find a replacement. any suggestions? here are a few that are out there

    P Corbin
    N Kearns
    M Wisler
    S Wright
    M leake
    M Montgomery

    others probably

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Blake: Go grab Corbin, NOW, dee dee da dee, NOW I said..CORBIN is your man..

  14. Eric says:
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    ROS: Carlos Martinez or Iwakuma

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Eric: @Eric: Carlos.

  15. Glenn says:
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    Sano (yahoo ss eligible) or Lindor rest of season?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Glenn: Sano

    • Scott says:
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      @Glenn: I have to ask. Who is your 3B?

  16. David Niven says:
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    Nice post chico.

    Do I drop Jungmann, Jiminez or Iwakuma for Wood?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @David Niven: Jim inez

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Jungman. His BABIP is .258 his xFIP is 3.98. Success won’t last.

        • Dorothy ManTooth says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: Wow this is good news, i just traded him for Kluber!

  17. Eric says:
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    Franco or Grichuk ROS

  18. Jim Wiser says:
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    What does the fox say?

  19. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    a. Casey McGehee got a single yesterday. His intro song is ‘Turning Japanese’ and he sings ‘When you’re big in Japan’ while crying himself to sleep at night with his 0.210 BA.

    b. You are 100% correct on Dallas Latos. I hope he keeps it up in LAD.

    c. Not sure if Rudy did the math yet but does anyone at the razzball braintrust (pun point) have a NEW favorite for the WS with all the trades? My gut call continues to be LAD this year but the Gnats are looking good and LAA is still number one in the power rankings.

    d. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘The vanity of being asked advice often makes us confirm the opinion of those that consult us.’

    Another somber one. I’ll lighten it up next week.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Ante GALIC: that “norm” quote is really nietzsche, but i can’t remember the book, might be Human all too Human, or certainly from that period (daybreak, possibly gay science)

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Sup Bro,
      B. I am sure with Mrs. Latos around, Matt has no problem keeping it UP!

      that’s all I got..

      Have a great weekend Ante!

    • Bob Sacamano says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      Always look forward to the daily quotesand the Ante Rant.. Rante?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha! B. Ha C. Dodgers have to be the favorites if Kershaw is healthy

    • i don’t do any WS projections. would have to think the Dodgers are the favorite right now. wish my pre-season bet of the Indians had found their way into the playoffs with that pitching staff.

  20. phennore says:
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    In a deep keeper league, would you rather have Jung Ho Kang or Preston Tucker next year?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @phennore: Preston Tucker.

  21. Relsh says:
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    I’d neck Donaldson and Arenado together if I could. But what inflates your stats more, hitting in Coors or hitting in that Blue Jays lineup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Relsh: Pretty close prolly!

  22. chad says:
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    I need saves in go To 12 teamer. Deal stressbird and Carpenter for zieg, casilla and wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chad: Meh, if you need em

  23. down goes steven says:
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    Grey! Thanks for the write up!

    Points league saves are 7 points.

    Picked up Giles because I lost storen, now it appears I’m losing miller as well! Why!!

    Scraps on the wire. Rondon, osuna are available and I like their teams.

    Assuming I lose miller too which two to own?

    Osuna, Giles, rondon?

    I’m monitoring the mets closely.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @down goes steven: How are you losing Andrew Miller, what is up with that?

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: My bad, Yankees, going hard after Kimbrel

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @down goes steven: Don’t monitor the Mets too closely, you might catch something..

      • down goes steven says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: yep feels bad man

        Mets have great pitching terrible offense, means a ton of close games. If they remove familia whoever they replace should get me opportunities

  24. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you pick up any of the following:

    Castillo
    Hicks
    Lindor

    For:

    B.Crawford
    Eaton
    Melky
    Reddick

    (those are 3 of my outfielders and a UTIL/bench bat)

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Meh, the guys you have are hitting too

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: kind of what I thought… thanks man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  25. Gator says:
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    Great site – laughs & info. Can you rank these players for 2016:
    Encarnacion, Adam Jones, Scherzer, J Fernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gator: Thanks! Edwin, Scherzer, J-Fer

  26. Ron D says:
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    Desmond or Lindor?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ron D: Desmond seems to have turned the corner, but Lindor is HOT right now, go with Lindor, but be prepared to switch the 2 if and when Lindor slumps.

    • Ron D says:
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      @Ron D: thanks guys

  27. Strolg says:
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    There should be a term for the relief one feels when you drop a pitcher while he’s getting shelled.

    • Don't want to say as others in my league read this site says:
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      @Strolg: I use that term every morning. I call it a dump. About the same feeling when I get ride of a player that has been giving me heartburn all summer.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Strolg: smart

  28. Don't want to say as others in my league read this site says:
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    This site rocks.
    My team on the other hand has been a Johnson & Johnson commercial all summer. They make crutches right? Hot stock alert….

  29. Clyde Prompto says:
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    I’m praying to the baseball gods that Papelbon goes full Byung-Hyun Kim in the playoffs and gets into a fistfight with Bryce Harper.

  30. PK says:
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    It’s early, and I haven’t had any caffeine yet, but I totally read Domonic Brown as “Demonic Brown”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Ha

  31. John coakley says:
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    Time to drop Span (like two weeks ago probably????) my team is not going to win steals and we strike out a lot so this is more likely about power, runs and average

    Hold or go to the wire which has Taylor, Forsythe, Prado, Conforto, Holt, Peralta, Rusney.

  32. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Belt or carlos martinez thanks

  33. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Soler, Tucker, Grichuk, Castillo, Michael Taylor

    Pick 2 for I

  34. Obama Molested Me says:
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    Gotta love it when your team puts up one of the biggest offensive nights of the season and you still lose -1.5 points in the standings of your RCL.

    17/44 – .386 AVG
    12 R
    7 HR
    14 RBI
    2 SB

    All these closers getting traded somewhere else to be setup men is killing me and John Axford is doing his best to ruin me. Just shit can the guy and hand it over to Betancourt already so I can drop this turd.

  35. Obama Molested Me says:
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    Rumors of the Yankees trading for Kimbrel? That would be a filthy bullpen but damn! Would Kimbrel take Miller’s job, be a setup man, closer by committee? What a mess

    • Paul C. says:
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      @Obama Molested Me: Kimbrel would close. Not sure that’s the best way to do it, but it’s definitely the way Girardi would do it.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Paul C.: it’s funny since reports said otherwise (not saying those knew what they were talking about)

  36. Will says:
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    In 7 category mixed league with Obp and Slg as the extra categories. Would you drop Souza, Sandoval, Girchuck for Rusney or Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Souza, Sandoval

  37. ryanoger says:
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    My SPs:
    Salazar, Erasmo, T Ross, Nola, Heaney, A Wood, Latos

    Leake and Fiers (cause of new teams) over anyone above or hold?

    Happy Friday Grey!
    best,
    Ryan

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      forgot to mention…Dallas Latos bit had me rolling….

      job well done sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: Thanks! Leake over Erasmo

  38. CMUTimmah says:
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    Instead of 50 cents on the dollar, Price is getting a Loonie on a Toonie to go with a much higher tax %. He took a sizable pay cut in this trade.

    I’m getting smoked this week… there’s nothing I can even be and about… Archer, Kluber, and Gray put some of the pitching categories out of reach early…

  39. Randy Bobandy says:
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    What are the mathematical odds of me owning Storen, Soria, & Clippard in one league? *Poof* 3 closers gone in the blink of a trade deadline eye.

    Side note, Jays have hit a HR in 12 straight games – they’re 1927’ing it up!

    • Obama Molested Me says:
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      @Randy Bobandy: I feel your pain. Between losing a lot of closers and Axford melting down into a nuclear dumpster fire, my pitching staff is hurting

    • Down goes steven says:
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      @Randy Bobandy: I feel ya, Storen and Miller have been lights out for me. 4:00 cannot get here soon enough

  40. Max says:
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    Tucker, Forsythe, Fowler, Castillo, Castellanos, Hicks, and Headley– pick two ROS in 12-team 6×6 OBP league.

    Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: Fowler, Hicks

  41. Randall says:
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    Which OF for the ROS would you prefer: Souza, Byrd, Trumbo or Avisail? Thanks!

  42. Billy Boy says:
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    Redraft league. Been in first all year long… now I’m thinking ahead to the playoffs:

    What kind of SP do you think I could swap Carlos Martinez for (on an unsuspecting owner unaware of a potential innings limit)??
    I was thinking about going for Alex Wood right now due to the uptick in value going to LA. Am I under-selling CMart for AWood? Or should I pull the trigger on such a deal?

      • Billy Boy says:
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        @Grey: w00t!! You’re the best, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  43. Jigboy22 says:
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    Happy Friday!

    Lindor or Segura?

  44. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB!
    Carrasco was such a little mensch last night. After the first, dude was locked in. Laser focus. Had everything breaking away from the lefties, getting strike one, inducing groundout after groundout, sprinkled in some Ks, and all in 103 pitches. More please.

    So this is what we held Khrush Davis for, G. He may end up being garbage, in fact that’s what I’m prepared for, but all I asked for was an everyday spot for a few weeks to see what the kid could do with it. Here’s hoping. I need a boost as apparently I should have sold Joc Pederson when he had 17 Homers in April(go figure) and now he’s just sitting in my lineup making outs like it’s his favorite hobby and there’s nothing on the waiver wire to grab as an alternative.

    Wouldn’t it be great if we got 36/12/44/2/.248/.330/.486 from here to the end? I think it’s gonna happen because I took the time to carefully type out all the numbers, slashes and decimal points.

    This is a sound, fact-based scientific theory and I dare anyone to prove me wrong.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Are you one of those guys from The Big Bang Theory? hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Can’t prove any of it wrong, BB, you did your homework and now it’s all coming home with spoils

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: You gotta do the legwork, BB. Separates the owners who are still in it and the ones who are already studying up on NFL rookie running backs by now.

        Hours till the deadline. I stashed Javier Baez last night and I’m just clicking refresh with “starlin castro traded” in my google search bar.

        What’s your best guess here as to when Baez has an everyday gig this year. Be it on the cubs or somewhere else, padres maybe who knows….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Baez should by this time tomorrow or next year

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Hedger! *sits back down, refreshes “starlin castro traded” on Google, re-applies lipstick*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha…Guilty as charged!

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: G, best deadline in years!

                I’m sneaking out of the office. Have a great weekend if I don’t talk to you. Remember to include Baez in the buy column. THERE MUST BE A TRADE COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh he’s in there…Have a good one!

  45. 740 says:
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    thanks 4 the read Grey! 10team h2h 5×5

    please pick one. Souza, M. Taylor, K. Davis, Hicks?

    gracias amigo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Taylor

  46. Clint says:
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    Been approached in my 12 team roto keeper league (think we’ll go up from 8 keepers to 10-12 next year) by an owner who suggests Betts/Lester for one of Rizzo, Machado, or Harper. I’m in 1st place right now, only lacking in avg/sb’s/wins, and here’s my possible keepers to choose from:

    Bats: Lucroy, Rizzo, Machado, Segura/JP Crawford, Harper, A. Jones, Puig, CarGo of COL, Judge
    Arms: Scherzer, Strasburg, Kluber, Arrieta, Stroman, Corbin, Paps, Uehara, Allen

    Hold or who should I offer in the suggested deal for Betts/Lester? Thanks as always Dr. Lothario!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Betts is injured, get cheaper SBs, AVG

    • Ron D says:
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      @Clint: try offering puig straight up

    • Ron D says:
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      @Clint: @Clint: try offering puig straight up

  47. omar says:
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    9 team 5×5 AL Only Std Roto League. Top waiver wire priority. Can pick up either of these for the remainder of the season as well as next year. Who you takin’?

    Carlos Gomez
    Troy Tulowitzki

    Gracias!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @omar: Gotta go Tulo in that lineup and stadium.

  48. G says:
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    Drop CDick for Taylor, Burns, Deshields or Rusney in redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Taylor

  49. Reddick Wood says:
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    Can keep one of the following — Wood or Corbin? Based on the blurb above, I’m assuming you like Wood better although Corbin’s shown a lot of good signs and a better K-rate since returning.

  50. John says:
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    10 tm H2H lg…..carrasco keuchel hamels Lynn strasburg Nola walker jungmann pineda DL ….
    Matz smyly on waivers
    Miller betances Jansen boxberger ramos RP

    A.Who above can I cut, got miller and betances and kimbrel i guess may be traded to yanks which is crazy so if he was do i drop both? jungmann pined walker

    B. Dropping one for OF, tucker (love that lineup) eaton choo hicks peralta?

    C. I’m thinking grab Hector for betances I love him but in 10 tm h2h sv lg am I wasting time. Also kimbrel news scares me not bad idea to get another closer? Drop betances?

    D. Fave stash that will help me matz smyly pineda, i can dl one these guys

    Thanks

    • bigbear says:
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      @John: Walker can be dropped in a 10 team.

      If you’re currently holding Betances, then you’re expectations won’t change. He’s not the closer now, his role won’t really change regardless of whether the Yanks bring in another bullpen guy. If you need saves, then maybe drop him. But don’t drop him because of the bullpen situation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree with bear, Betances isn’t the closer and won’t become one again without injuries… But not even sure what you’re asking, “which is crazy so if he was do i drop both? jungmann pined walker ” Huh?

      • John says:
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        @Grey: yeah looks like im mumbling. Hector gone so there’s that lol.

        From this list if I need room how would you rank as first to go…

        Walker jungmann betances pineda?

        I guess my question would be would you drop miller if kimbrel did go to yanks?

        Any other closers that might open up, benoit? colorado demoting Ax?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Pineda, Walker, Jungmann…Can drop Miller if Kimbrel becomes a Yankee…Benoit, yes

          • John says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, sorry I don’t know how to type. LOL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem

  51. The JoGarza says:
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    In one of my OBP leagues, Parra has been spectacular. Near-.500 OBP in the last month!

    What would a move to BAL do to him? Platoon bat? Can’t be, right? I know Camden Yards is great for LHH.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The JoGarza: Better offense, obviously (I hope). But they already have an OF rotation of like, 6 guys, so everyday PT doesn’t seem likely. Though he would be an upgrade for them.

  52. G says:
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    Also, would you drop preston Tucker for Taylor in a different league?

    And would you drop segura for sal Pete who was just dropped? I have correa and Cesar hernandez to cover SS but I also have McCann at C. Basically wondering who is better to own between segura and Perez as backup/utikity options. Thanks again as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Unlikely… I don’t know what a Sal Pete is

      • G says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:
        Hahah sorry sal Perez. Damn autocorrect

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: he’s a window washer.

  53. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Please don’t let the Mets get Bruce. Cargo, back to the Mets. Bruce, off to the O’s.

  54. Chris says:
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    Looking for saves and need to pick up one of these three (H2H Pts):

    Giles
    Osuna
    Vizcaino

    Which one? Thanks.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Chris: Giles for security/ratios. Osuna for SV upside. But Osuna has the least security (IMO).

  55. Seabass says:
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    Khris Davis still getting 30 homers?

  56. bigbear says:
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    Thanks for the Hicks tip!

    In a 16 team H2H – is Colabello droppable for any of these SPs?
    E-Ramirez, Chavez, Cooney, Travis Wood, Godley, Rodon.

    Will we see Giolito with the Nats this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Can’t imagine Giolito has any real role until next June… Erasmo or Rodon, but they’re streamers based on matchups

  57. Marti Harris says:
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    Should be interesting trade deadline. My prediction cubs move j baez to Indians for carrasco

  58. Swaz says:
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    12 team H2H points league ros Lowrie or Iglesias?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Swaz: Julio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swaz: Iglesias

  59. Dorothy ManTooth says:
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    Hey Grey! I’m in a 12 team keeper h2h, made it to the playoffs, just trying to build up my team as much as possible before the playoffs start.

    I’ve been offered Shields, Beltre and Freeman for my Donaldson. They can be all kept, except Beltre.

    Does this make sense for me or do I keep Donaldson?

    My Current Roster:
    C- Gattis
    C- d’Arnaud
    1B- Frazier
    2B- Wong
    3B- J Donaldson
    ss- Cesar Hernandez
    MI- J Perralta
    CI- Maikel Franco
    OF- Preston Tucker
    OF- Adam Jones
    OF- Trout
    OF- B Moss
    OF- B Belt
    U- Arenado

    Bench
    Hector Olivera
    Billy Burns
    Morales

    SP
    Scherzer
    Kluber
    Corbin
    Hellickson
    Erasmo
    T Ross
    A Wood
    Jaime Garcia
    Berrios

    RP
    W Davis
    G Holland

    thanks Grey!

      • Dorothy ManTooth says:
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        @Grey: thanks, Buddy. As always, LOVE this site, you really sit apart from any other fantasy site…. NOT THAT FANTASY SITE, WEIRDO!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, thanks!

  60. Jon says:
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    Sit/start?

    Rubby @ HOU
    Harvey vs WAS
    Erasmo @ BOS
    Karns @ BOS
    Gausman vs DET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Start Harvey, Gausman

  61. TJ says:
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    I could use some SP help, and just had Julio Teheran offered to me.
    Do we think he bounces back in the second half, or is he just going to continue to suck?

    Actual offer- Teheran and Maybin for Gerardo Parra and Ziegler.

    I have plenty of offense and closers, but should I push for a better SP?

    • Cram It says:
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      @TJ: Try for better. Leave Maybin out of it and just get a starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Parra side

  62. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Just googled Zach Davies and it looks like the Brewers are about to ship Parra to the Orioles for Jihad John.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Think he just goes by Jihad Johnny now, becoming more Americanized

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: *Zack

  63. jojo says:
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    2 questions:

    1) bogaret or lindor ROS?

    2) I have Vmart covering 1B and Duda at Util.
    Should I trade Encarnacion for Adam Jones or Carlos Gomez to upgrade CF?
    I currently have Fowler at CF.

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: Xander….Meh, Gomez is okay gamble

  64. Scott says:
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    Decision time! I’ve been rolling with Schwarber while D’Arnaud on DL. Now Trav is back. Who do I keep?

  65. Jon says:
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    Bruce Rondon or Fernando Rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Rondon

  66. You know nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    There needs to be a term for when your team gets screwed by the trade deadline. i.e. this year having Storen, the Nationals getting Papelbon and having Bollinger and the Dodgers getting 100 other pitchers, moving him to the bullpen.

      • You know nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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        @Grey:

        I have Kimbrel too and almost hung myself when there was talk of him going to the yankees to platoon close.

  67. Wilson says:
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    Pick one to start today, thanks

    Abreu @ NYY Eovaldi
    LonGo @ BOS Rodriguez
    Duda @ WAS Gonzalez

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, pick one more to start, thanks.
        A Rod @ CWS Rodon
        LonGo
        Duda

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A-Rod

  68. Yager says:
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    Lance Lynn for Kimbrel? Trade fits needs, but is Lynn a good target for Kimbrel? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yager: Works for me

      • Yager says:
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        Perfect Thanks!
        @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  69. Jammer McSlam says:
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    in a 6×5 OBP league I just was offered Freddie Freeman or Prince Fielder for Justin Upton. ROS projections says to do it, but I don’t know how we should adjust for Freeman’s wrist.

    I also, would need to pick up an OF like Grichuk or Eaton to fill the void. This is a moves limit H2h league so I want to make sure I have all my pieces in order first.

    Sano is currently my UTL, so he would get replaced by Freeman, but I could also slot him in at SS over Bogaerts.

  70. KeeblerMN says:
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    Would you flat drop Axford for Betancourt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KeeblerMN: Meh, prolly not in most leagues

  71. ashtray says:
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    I know your theory about Carrasco and Salazar advises against this but would you start Salazar today vs OAK?

  72. Ron says:
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    H2H Points league (with batters -1 for K’s). I’m able to make one move for a batter and two for pitchers.

    1) Hicks, Schwarber, Granderson or Howie Kendrick – pick 1
    2) Nelson, Ventura, Ross, Hendricks, Nola or Lewis – pick 2

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: 1) Hicks 2) Ross, Nola

  73. ashtray says:
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    Drop Burnett for Latos?

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: Oops

  74. tank1 says:
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    In a 6×6 (holds and OPS), would you deal Pederson for C. Davis? Davis would replace a combo of Franco/Longoria while Pederson could be replaced by Bruce. I have an outside shot of winning the league this year but need to upgrade my lineup. The only downside is that Pederson would cost a 24th round pick to keep next year while Davis would cost a 6th. Right now my other definite keepers for next year are Goldschmidt, Cole and Betts (all of whom have late round keeper tags). Other late round keeper options include Bogaerts and maybe Franco. Thanks so much.

      • tank1 says:
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        @Grey: Grey, another alternative would be to deal Pederson and Franco for Miggy and Parra. Not sure if 6 weeks of Cabrera is better than 8 weeks of Davis. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t love it

  75. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Heston, hammel, nola,leake, shoe, Ventura and McHugh. Please rank the first 3 if you don’t mind.
    thanks

  76. Scott says:
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    DeShields has 2B eligibility now. How would you rank him among other middle infidels?

  77. ashtray says:
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    Drop Zobrist for: Kang, Gregorius, Lindor

    League counts Ks & OBP.

  78. Five-On-One says:
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    OF Question:

    Burns, Dyson, OZUNA, Bourn, Hicks, Taylor are all available.

    1. Please rank for ROS
    2. Does ranking change if just interested in next few weeks (i.e. happy to drop if selected hitter is sucky)?

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Taylor Hicks, isn’t that a country singer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harmonica, blues singer, I believe is the genre

  79. thesportsguy says:
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    10 Team Al 5×5…looking at making a contract trade for a keeper..

    Expected Auction Values in 2016 for:

    Salazar
    K. Morales

    Also, expected difference between Salazar and Kluber ROS 2015?

  80. Hoss says:
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    Yelich and McCullers for Pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hoss: It’s fair, depends on needs…Pence has most upside

  81. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Parra to the O’s…Not bad for Parra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid move for him

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: how so? doesn’t the move to the O’s and their Platoony tunes outfield approach hurt his value? i get that its a lefty friendly park but trying to predict that rotation will be trying to predict what women yo live with want

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh? Who’s he platooning with more so than in Milwaukee?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: assuming Davis moves back to first, he’s been playing right field of late, they have Reimold, Snider, and the very soon return of my boy Pearce. Paredes and Parmalee have been playing at DH and 1st respectively but they still like to get them in and can impact the outfield based on matchups. My point is the O’s have been all about moving guys around this year and playing the crap out of matchups. I think best case scenario for Parra is he sits against lefties. But to counter myself with that point is he has had a career year against lefties this year (.292 in 48 AB’s). But to counter that its such a small sample and size and for his career he hits .236 against lefties and .214 against from 2012-2014….cust kayin’

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Did you just hear the names you rattled off? Snider, Reimold, Pearce, Parmelee? You really think these guys are stealing legit time from Parra?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: we are talking about career platooner Parra? Two months ago he was a butt of jokes. We’ll see how it goes but I think people need to keep their playing time expectations in check

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Parra was just traded for and is having a career year…doubt he’s benched more than the occasional tough lefty

                • What's a Drexl? says:
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                  @J-FOH: you’ll always have duda/braun (in april for him) rankings going for you. when did you actually intentionally drop pearce in that league where you had to beg to get him back on your roster since “nobody would intentionally drop this guy”?

  82. Will says:
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    Here, have some full anagrams for Gerardo Parra

    Gore Rap Radio
    or,
    A Radar Groper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  83. Nico says:
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    So, pulled off Stanton for Cueto. Hooray! Next up, Rosenthal for Betts? Leaves me with just K-Rod and Boxberger for saves, though. Have a few moves left and grabbed Rondon last night. Grab Benoit if Kimbrel gets traded?

    • Nico says:
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      @Nico: Weekly lineup changes, 6 moves left. 10 team yahoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Cool beans. Best time of the year unless you’re a Mets fan…. Oh wait…

        Thanks, Mr. Lothario.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  84. Dorothy ManTooth says:
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    SON Hates Erasmo’s start in BOS today -26! Guess i should bench him? lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bench

  85. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank for speculative add – Bourn, OZUNA, Dyson or Burns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Why the hate on Burns? His past two weeks have been pretty decent?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s been about as valuable as Jeff Francouer in the last two weeks

  86. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey,

    NL only league, need to drop one of these to pickup Brandon Moss. I need Power, i have a 20+ lead in Stolen Bases (1st place in that category).

    Chris Owings, Derek Dietrich, Sccoter Gennet

    Who is the drop?

  87. evilplan says:
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    Awesome write up as usual Grey.

    What do you think about this: Arenado/Odor/Ervin Santana for Altuve/Kendrys/Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side

  88. Tyler says:
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    IS there ANY hope for Stras going forward? The owner in my league is over him, and wants an outfielder for him. I feel like the guys I have are giving up too much. I have A Jones/JD Mart/CarGo/J Upton/Melky/Heyward/Dyson. I need the help in ERA and WHIP if it isnt a continued sh!tshow over the next two months.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Melky or Heyward, in that order

      • Tyler says:
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        @Grey: Ok, thanks. I picked up MelkMan like a week ago, so I don’t know if he has trade value after he sat on waivers for a long time. Would you deal any of these guys for Altuve or GOrdon? I am hurting for speed, and have to fill a Devon Travis void. Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Gordon then Altuve…Trade Jones, JD or CarGo

          • Tyler says:
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            @Grey: NICE! Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  89. Deez nutz says:
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    V Velasquez ??? WTF ? drop his azz ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Deez nutz: bout 8 days to this party.

  90. Eric says:
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    ROS:
    Odor or Walker
    Desmond or Rollins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor…Desmond

  91. Gabe says:
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    Thanks Sooo much for all you do! it is greatly appreciated!!

    Who Should i drop?!?!

    Coming down to he final stretch here and I need some power.

    1. I have too many 2b/ss options and not sure who to hold on to out of them. I would prob drop sano because he’s doing the worst out of them but i believe in him and he’s the only one who really provides any power besides rendon (if he ever gets going). Which ones are droppable?

    Top FA’s tha I’m thinking of dropping a 2b/ss for: Rusney Castillo, Trevor Plouffe, Chase Headley, Pedro Alvarez, José Iglesias, Preston Tucker

    2. Moreland has big time cooled off But Duda is a FA would you rather have him? (K’s are a stat in my league)

    3. Would you drop Burnett for any of: Alex Wilson, Rafael Betancourt, or Vizciano?

    C- Gattis
    1b- Moreland
    2b- DJ LeMahieu
    3b- Arenado
    ss- Xander Bogaerts
    Of- Adam Jones
    Of- Adam Eaon
    Of- Billy Burns
    utl- Sano
    Bench:
    Anthony Rendón
    César Hernández
    Wil Myers

    DL- Mookie Betts

    Gerrit Cole Pit – SP
    Jake Arrieta ChC – SP
    Corey Kluber Cle – SP
    Carlos Carrasco Cle – SP,
    Dallas Keuchel Hou – SP
    Joe Ross Was – SP
    A.J. Burnett Pit – SP

    Roberto Osuna Tor – RP
    Ken Giles Phi – RP

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Cesar, Tucker 2. Switch to Duda 3. Vizcaino

      • Gabe says:
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        @Grey:

        Vizciano got swooped up in the time it took me to write that essay.

        Would you drop Burnett for: Alex Wilson, or Rafael Betancourt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wilson

  92. Eric says:
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    1 SP, ROS: Fiers, Kennedy, Erasmo Ram, Eduardo Rod.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh…They’re streamers…Fiers

  93. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey,

    NL only league, need to drop one of these to pickup Brandon Moss. I need Power, i have a 20+ lead in Stolen Bases (1st place in that category).

    Chris Owings, Derek Dietrich, Sccoter Gennet

    Who is the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  94. Dommattingly says:
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    Puttin Travis on the DL..go with Taijuan, Eovaldi, Ubaldo, Fiers, Shoemaker or Marlon Byrd?
    I have Cueto, Lester, Quintana, Hendricks, Chavez, Lester, and Archer for SPs //10team H2H
    Thanks!

    • Dommattingly says:
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      @Dommattingly: I also have Latos! not two Lesters! Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

  95. J-FOH says:
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    I’m back!!!!

    Its nice to be back on here on a computer at home….of course pool side with an umbrella drink isnt half bad either

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welcome back you big jaloop! How was SD?

  96. JP says:
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    Would you deal Puig for Reddick or Wong? Either would play at Utility slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  97. Trout says:
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    Now that Parra’s been dealt, do you think the Brewers bring Domingo Santana straight to the big club? Thass a nice park to hit in with his power, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

  98. Great White North says:
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    Greta says Hi. ROS RCL OF: Soler, K. Davis, or stream like a mean green smokin’ machine?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tell her hi for me! Stream

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: )In one league, I have had some serious uniform changes: Jose Reyes, Carlos Gomez, G. Parra, J. Soria, D. Price, J. Cueto. And Revere and C. Capps may still add to the list. This means almost nothing for my roto value, except losing Soria, but has been fun none-the-less.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, fun time of the year, even if it likely means little for fantasy in 95% of the trades

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Great White North: i’m thinking cueto/parra/revere do in fact get bumps up in roto value.

  99. iKon

    Issam says:
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    Keeper league where I’m pretty much dead this year, I’m thinking of moving Felix for Joc Pederson because I get younger and it’s generally easier to find SP value than young power. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it

  100. Eric says:
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    Any of following more than a streamer: Tillman, Estrada, Karns, Hellickson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

  101. Jonny Toocash says:
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    have you soured on edwin at all since your midseason rankings?

    i want to package edwin and pieces for donaldson… thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Donaldson

  102. Scott says:
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    Soria worth rostering in 14 team leagues? Cut him Rondon?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: for** Rondon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Rondon

  103. Great White North says:
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    Is Eduardo-Rod a quality stream tonight at home vs. TB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  104. hondo says:
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    SON has CMart down for 45 more innings,I’m thinking that’s high and it might be time to move on since I’ve got a playoff lock in my H2H.Hammels is out there and will be around for the H2H playoffs and would make a good SP 6.
    How long would you hold him?My league is too savvy to trade him,but I know he’ll get scooped of the WW for his last couple starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Hammel is out there, it’s a shallow league, just finish C-Mart’s innings and pick up someone when he’s done

  105. crash davis says:
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    Keeper league. 2 catcher.
    Keep Grandal or Tucker.

    Already keeping Schwarber. Suppose it could come down to how ros plays out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  106. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. i know regression fairies and all, but ziegler/panik for miller fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller side

  107. Chad says:
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    Which side do you prefer:
    A: Gattis, Gregerson, and Ziegler
    B: Gomes and Harvey
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  108. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    Thanks for the great write-up once again Grey! 2 questions for you today…

    1) How confident are you that Betancourt gets first crack after Axford? I hear a lot of whispers about Kahnle or even Logan, but I tend to hitch my wagons to the GREY-VIOR! (like savior?..meh..)

    2) Just got offered Salazar for AJ Ramos (need K’s and Ws, good w/saves) I take the deal and run as fast as I can, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) That’s who I’d add 2) Take it

      • LittleJoeyCora says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Grey added Betancourt to his ‘Perts team.

    • LittleJoeyCora says:
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      @Fred Barker: Guess that means he’s pretty confident! I grabbed him too, but with Kahnle sitting on waivers, I’m tempted to grab him

      • Simply Fred

        Fred Barker says:
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        @LittleJoeyCora: Rudy grabbed Alex Wilson (DET). Benoit if Kimbrel traded?

        • LittleJoeyCora says:
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          @Fred Barker: Thanks! Yeah, I somehow managed to grab Mujica, Wilson, Vizcaino, Betancourt in the past few days AFTER the rest of the league ran and picked up Pomeranz, O’Flaherty, Scribner, FRod, Alburquerque, Feliz, Aardsma, Avilan…

          …and I’m the dumb guy in the league! haha. Crazy

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @LittleJoeyCora: most of those pickups were much dumber than yours.

  110. Mark says:
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    Keeper points league:

    I need a 2B badly, and I want his Jose Altuve to help me win this year.

    I have a lot of top OF, but can only play 4 of the following 5 any given day. Who should I offer in a trade for the homonculous? Related question: how would you rank these guys ROS?
    Cutch, Blackmon, A. Jones, Pollock, Cargo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cutch, Pollock, CarGo

  111. JWRAY says:
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    Would you take Castillo or Maybin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  112. ERad says:
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    What is Cashman doing? Let’s go little man, make some moves!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  113. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, rizzo/volquez for cargon/wacha. stick with rizzo, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  114. Swfcdan says:
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    Don’t need need Cano but been offered him for Freeman to play at Util. Could always try and flip another MI for other pieces then use Robby there. Make the deal anyway? Well in a few days when Cano is back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Cano to Freeman

  115. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Ben Revere was cut in one league and i was able to scoop what what looks like to be the ’27 Bluejays new lead-off hitter!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  116. Great White North says:
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    If Revere becomes one of thsoe players traded every year or so, he should be called Reverb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice

  117. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Is Melky and Heaney too much to give up for Revere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  118. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, So I got a little more info on the game, seems legit. I even get an autographed ball from the Starting Pitcher. Do you think CJ will get mad if I ask for a Richards ball? To me delight, I don’t think there’s going to the Tuskegee Airman (or equivalent joining me). Quick trade question, I’m teetering between 5-6th in one of my RCL leagues for $$$ and this being my first yer back in roto after a 5 year break has definitely been humbling, that and all the guys are on the East coast so any possible closer situation you mention is scooped up before I even get out of bed! I need to make up some ground in K’s, W’s, ERA & Whip. I’m behind 12 or so starts so I can make up a lot of ground. I was offered Marte and Gray (that’s weird to type as my brain says Grey) for Harper. Here’s where I’m at I’m in 1st or 2nd in all Offensive cats except SB’s which Marte would be huge.

    Cervelli (I drop catchers for RP’s daily, so majority of the time I’m catcherless)
    Hosmer
    Kipnis
    Frazier
    Lowrie
    Aramis (rotating daily on matchups)
    Harper
    Upton
    Joc
    Byrd
    Tucker
    Util-Rasmus (rotating daily)
    DL Stanton

    Zimmermann
    Samardzjia
    Corbin
    Nola
    Casilla
    W Davis
    Siegrist
    Capps
    Maurer
    Sanchez
    Petricka
    DL-Matz
    I’ve been rotating the last 3 RP’s depending if they threw the day before to make up ground
    I need a closer, plain and simple and he has Street, is Marte and Street to little for Harper? I need saves and I have room to spare offensively, do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you have to wear DK gear? I like it for you, take Marte/Gray

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: They’re sending me a DK swag bag and requested that I wear it, so there will not be any DK reps there monitoring me or anything. I get pimped out parking and dinner and they gave me all the info, so rocking the Razzball won’t be a problem. I missed Giants luxury box & meet and greet tickets last night by 3 pts. I start Shoe instead Cmart, (which I almost changed last minute) I’m up in my native Norcal chillin in Luxury boxes, damn you Cmart. Took the trade, Ty!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Nice, the shirt was supposedly shipped today, I’m hoping because the shirt people are slow as crap…

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: It’s only Friday, I’ll let you know when it gets delivered.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go to my newest post have questions for you

  119. WalleyWorld says:
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    Thanks for the great stuff day in day out. Couple dynasty league questions for ya. I have Rizzo/Hosmer at 1B/Util and Grichuk holding down CF now. Need to drop Cron, Maybin, or Leonys Martin to make room for Dan Norris. I know you are always calling for Martin to get more playing time and I don’t want to throw away a good player. Leaning Maybin I guess, but hesitant to drop any of them. Was also offered Odorizzi for my Cron and Dan Norris. Consider it? Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, Drop Martin, he’s not playing… I’d take Odorizzi

  120. Jonny Toocash says:
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    must win week h2h, pitching stats are close

    bench hammel? i think the hammy is still bothering him, not sure i can chance it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, bench him

  121. Los Putos says:
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    I asked yester if i can can make ground on a 26 save deficit (now 24) to catch the next group w my 4 closers(Perkins/Kenley/Giles/Osuna). You said its possible.

    Ive since dumped Iwakuma to grab H Rondon (Strasburg coming back soon).

    hopefully i can catch up sooner rather than later w a 5th (will keep u updated)

    Speaking of Strasburg, Hold for ROS or deal after first solid start?

    I have Lester, Gray, Madbum, Wacha, Latos and Corbin.

    Thanks Gris.

  122. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME ************

  123. Gareth says:
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    Thanks for the “Happy Valley” netflix recommendation Grey.

    I’m half way through and it’s intense in the best way. Gritty British drama at its best. Reminds me a little of season 1 of Fargo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s so good, there’s gonna be a 2nd season too…

  124. Bob says:
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    Would you start Parra at home against DET (Sanchez) or Castillo at home against TB (Moore)?

  125. Diti says:
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    in H2H weekly lineup 12 team pts league, you like Kang or Lindor at SS?

  126. Bob says:
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    Would you start Kyle Hendricks @MIL ($.2) tomorrow even if SON is down on him?

  127. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOLLOWUPS**************

  128. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly toto redraft. Carrasco/j-up for archer (or kluber)/cargomez?

    Thanks.

  129. John coakley says:
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    Thanks again for all your insights (and humor)…….who do you like in these scenarios for a 12 team, h2h, redraft league:

    1. Calhoun for Carresco
    2. Gardner for Samardzida
    3. Hanley for Liriano
    4. Rios for D. Peralta (platoon ok, I have Taylor to swap out)

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