Yesterday, Trea Turner hit his 10th and 11th homer, contributing 8 RBIs, touching home plate three times for those jimmies (what they call runs on the east coast) and hitting .280 on the year.  Feels like people are not excited about Turner so much this year.  I get it, he’s only on pace for 20 homers and 40 steals.  I pfft all over a 20/40 season.  Plus, he hasn’t even been red hot at any point yet.  I mean, pfft pfft p…where’d I put the rest of that third pfft?  You see it?  *picks third pfft off bottom of shoe*  Crap, I think it’s dead.  Anyone know CPR?  Careful Pfft Resuscitation?  I’m gonna call a doctor, you people are useless!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bryce Harper – 0-for-3, 1 run as the Nationals scored 14 runs.  Maybe someone should throw something at him.  Doesn’t need to be anything that will hurt.  Just trying to see if he’s still alive.  Could the Nationals be Weekend at Bernie’s-ing him around for the last three months?  Maybe someone just scream in his ear to make sure he’s still with us.  This is for his own good (and ours).

Matt Adams – 4-for-5, 3 runs, hitting .291.  If Adams were still fat, I’d say maybe he ate Ryan Zimmerman — member him?  Oh, no, I just realized something.  Adams ate Zimmerman then got his jaw wired shut like Tami from The Real World: Los Angeles.  Any hoo!  I didn’t put Adams in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I would grab him if available.  He is in hypothetically a good lineup.

Anthony Rendon – 0-for-5.  Get him away from Bryce!  He’s polluting his womb!

Jeremy Hellickson –  4 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 3.81.  He looked good until the first batter, then things started to unravel.  Now back-to-back duds since returning from the DL.  Tag him back on the Facebook DL page and be done with him.

Martin Prado – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he was activated from the DL.  And the Marlins benched J.T. Riddle.  That is *pinkie to mouth* J.T. Ridiculous.  I don’t even care that Prado homered.  It’s J.T. Ridiculous, I tell ya!

Pablo Lopez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.73.  News flash!  He’s not good.  Now if I were to say his name is Pablopez?  Well, that makes my jowls jiggle.

Justin Bour – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Because I’m a curious little kitten, I looked up to see where our was on the Player Rater for 1st basemen.  El oh, well, yeah, so top 30 isn’t bad, I guess.  Narrator:  It’s bad.

Brian Anderson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and was hitting .107 this week.  *insert white guy blinking meme*

Max Fried – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.92.  Max Fried is something you get at the County Fair that seems like a wonderful idea at the time, then you get home and your gall bladder is infected and you’re pitching staff has sepsis and you’re writing letters saying farewell to a Martha, who you don’t know.  But, yeah, his next start isn’t terrible on the Stream-o-Nator.

Hernan Perez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  He hasn’t even played the last five days.  Orf course.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  *sees Robbie Ray’s wretched stats on my team, looks back at Chacin on waivers*  I want to ralph.  Not as in Prospector Ralph, but as in vomit.  No, Chacin’s peripherals don’t back this up (7.2 K/9, 3.8 BB/9, 4.63 xFIP); his velocity is even down two miles on his fastball.  Ugh, I just can’t recommend him.

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners (6 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.29.  This might seem like a positive step on the surface, but under the surface it’s the It clown scratching its balls.

Leury Garcia – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .280.  His average shocked me, thinking why haven’t I mentioned him at all, then I see he doesn’t play at all, and is a bit in the stable with LLAMAS, which is a big hump to get over.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .332.  Ya think anyone every calls him Joe and he’s like, “Please don’t shorten me further.”

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.15.  Verlander dismantled the White Sox one thread at a time.  Dad jokes in mom jeans!

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .192.  The ball traveled an estimated 453 feet, but if they moved the stadium out of the way and let the ball go until it landed it would’ve went 745 feet.  I know this is not how these things work, but it should be.  Question the world!

Rougned Odor – 0-for-3, hitting .233.  He didn’t do anything last night, but doing something’s overrated.  Can’t we just enjoy his company?  Seems like a nice chap.

Ronald Guzman – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .244.  Glad to see Ronnie has bounced back from Sammi Sweetheart.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th steal, hitting .247.  He’s on pace for a 15/15/.250 season.  It’s aight.  Sorry, it’s difficult for me to get crazy excited for him.  He did have five homers and three steals in June.  I’d take that from Bryce or OZUNA at this point.

Niko Goodrum – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .241.  Know what Goodrum always leads to?  A batty call.

Mike Zunino – Hit the DL with some ankle shizz.  El Zunino is a tropical shizzstorm, stay away from coastal areas and him.

Marco Gonzales – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.64 vs. Jaime Barria – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.39.  This matchup was billed as, “Even if the Stream-o-Nator likes either of these guys I have a hard time owning them.”  As you can imagine not a ton of people call it this.

Kole Calhoun – 0-for-3, 1 RBI, hitting .178. Frequent commenter The Great Knoche said yesterday, “Calhoun is hitting .306 with 4 HRs in 14 games since coming back off the DL. Maybe he was hurt? I’ve been rocking him since they put him at top of lineup.”  And my inner monologue thought, “Hmm, maybe there’s something here.”  Then, yesterday, The Sciosciapath batted Calhoun 9th.  Ha, he shook up the lineup with a guy who was actually hitting.  Ya gotta love it.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4 and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .207.  “There’s legs sticking out of this carpet, are you sure you want me to throw it overboard?  Wait, the legs are moving?!  It’s Jonathan Schoop, and he’s alive!”  So, Schoop went double dip, finally.  The fact that they were two solo shots should tell you the problem still with him.  Orioles are bad, and about to get worse when the Dodgers trade a middle reliever for Machado.  Pains me to be this apathetic on Schoop — Schoopathetic? — but I’m still not necessarily excited for him.  Maybe he heats up for a few now.  It’s about all I have right now for hope — Schoope?

Aaron Slegers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  Fun fact!  After you say Slegers, it’s polite to say, “Sorry, ma’am, not you.”  Oh, and there’s no actual excuse for Slegers, he has a 4 K/9.

Austin Hedges – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .188.  Wow, there’s a blast from the past.  Member when I liked him?  No?  It was this year that’s why I have this effin’ schmohawk on one of my teams.

Shelby Miller – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 9.00.  Against a terrible team he’s barely mediocre.  Maybe one more Tommy John surgery for old time’s sake?

Ketel Marte – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .243, but near-.300 in the last week, and…Well, that’s about it, but he’s at MI, what else you got?

Eric Lauer – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.84.  He’s really good at picking off runners.  Not a category in your league?  Okay, moving on…

Steven Souza – 0-for-3 as he was activated.  The Diamondbacks’ corresponding move was sending Jarrod Dyson to the DL.  Will be hilarious when Souza is hurt again by Saturday, and the Diamondbacks are like, “Psyche!  Dyson wasn’t hurt, we were just making a lame roster move, can we un-DL Dyson now?”  As for Souza, I don’t mind him in all leagues if he’s healthy, though that is the whole ball of wax melted into a Precious Moments candle that, when burnt, the smoke spells out, “He’s never healthy.”  Souza is not in this afternoon’s Buy column, but if he’s available, I’d grab him.

Alen Hanson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .279.   When Hanson hit that homer, the sound it made was mmmm…pop!

Johnny Cueto – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 1.95, as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Wait, we have to work on July 5th?  We don’t have a six-day weekend?  That seems unAmerican.”

Luke Weaver – 8 IP, 2 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.92.  The guy we thought we were getting in the preseason decided to do a drop by, uninvited, but always welcome.  So, the good news is he should be better than his 4.92 ERA.  His xFIP is nearly a run lower than his ERA, his velocity is up and he gets the White Sox next.  I’d go back in on him.

Jedd Gyorko – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Sometimes my neurotic Jewish half takes over and *hyperventilates a few times*  Where’s Jose Martinez?!  Why is he not playing anymore?!

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 16th homer.  Seriously, where’s Jo-Ma?  I’m concerned.

Harrison Bader – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Maybe traded Jo-Ma to an AL team so he can DH?  I’d accept that.

Yu Darvish – No plans for him to resume throwing.  Glass is half empty:  you drafted him for him to pitch.  Glass is half full:  with how he’s pitching, you’re better off if he never returns.

Francisco Cervelli – Cleared for rehab games.  Cervelli has been dealing with concussion symptoms but says, “Kanye put out four albums and three of them were half-baked.  The Pusha T album was the only one worth a damn.  Cudi, Nas and Kanye’s own were weak at best with maybe one or two decent songs.  Then the other albums to come out this summer?  The Carters?  Bleh, c’mon, this is garbage.  Sorry, Beehive.  And Drake’s album is overworked, bloated and about liking posts on IG.  Pass.”  Wow, Cervelli does sound very clearheaded.

   
  1. Stumanji! says:
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    Who’s the odd man out here? Adams, Trumbo, Michael Taylor, Nimmo.

  2. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Had Cueto stashed for a while…not sure whether to be worried about the rough start or encouraged by the relative recovery he made after the dumpster-fire first inning. I know you’re not high on him, but would you say Cueto is worth owning ROS? Do you think he can be a top-50 guy from here on?

    Also, talk me out of my love for Eric Thames (claimed him off waivers the other day). I know playing time is harder to come by on that depth chart, but he’s putting up nice power numbers with a BABIP 50 points under last year’s mark/his career mark. All the while, he’s making hard contact 46.2% of the time and hitting 27.3% of his fly balls for homers (both absurd figures but actually not too far off last year’s rates: 41.5% and 24.6%, respectively). Also helps that Thames has upped his FB rate by 7% from last year—almost 10% above his career average.

    Pretty small sample size thanks to his thumb injury and, again, there’s obviously a logjam in Milwaukee. But could you see Thames being a significant power source the rest of the year?

    Thanks as always, Grey. Have a good one!

    • batflix says:
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      @Bill Buttlicker: Buttlicker!
      Cueto should easy be top 50 assuming he’s healthy
      Thames is solid, no reason for talking you out of your love. I mean he will probably not hit more than .250 but should be solid otherwise

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill Buttlicker: Weird question, but are you related to Jen Nuttlicker? Yes, Cueto should be owned, should be a top 50 guy if healthy…

      Thames doesn’t play enough to just start on a mixed league fantasy team, but if you can platoon, go for it…

      • batflix says:
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        @Grey: you baited me into googling jen nuttlicker

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep on parental controls at all time

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great work.

    a. Loved the Cervelli blurb. Yes, Sir! He is ready for rehab! Hope he doesn’t have to watch old episodes of Botched as part said rehab!

    b. Goodrum!

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for July 6

    Young Man: In earned personal dignity, then, and in personal merit for what he does, it follows of necessity that he is on the same level as a rat?

    Old Man: His brother the rat; yes, that is how it seems to me. Neither of them being entitled to any personal merit for what he does, it follows of necessity that neither of them has a right to arrogate to himself (personally created) superiorities over his brother.

    Young Man: Are you determined to go on believing in these insanities? Would you go on believing in them in the face of able arguments backed by collated facts and instances?

    Old Man: I have been a humble, earnest, and sincere Truth-Seeker.

    Young Man: Very well?

    Old Man: The humble, earnest, and sincere Truth-Seeker is always convertible by such means.

    Young Man: I am thankful to God to hear you say this, for now I know that your conversion–

    Old Man: Wait. You misunderstand. I said I have _been _a Truth-Seeker.

    Young Man: Well?

    Old Man: I am not that now. Have your forgotten? I told you that there are none but temporary Truth-Seekers; that a permanent one is a human impossibility; that as soon as the Seeker finds what he is thoroughly convinced is the Truth, he seeks no further, but gives the rest of his days to hunting junk to patch it and caulk it and prop it with, and make it weather-proof and keep it from caving in on him. Hence the Presbyterian remains a Presbyterian, the Mohammedan a Mohammedan, the Spiritualist a Spiritualist, the Democrat a Democrat, the Republican a Republican, the Monarchist a Monarchist; and if a humble, earnest, and sincere Seeker after Truth should find it in the proposition that the moon is made of green cheese nothing could ever budge him from that position; for he is nothing but an automatic machine, and must obey the laws of his construction.

    Young Man: And so–

    Old Man: Having found the Truth; perceiving that beyond question man has but one moving impulse–the contenting of his own spirit–and is merely a machine and entitled to no personal merit for anything he does, it is not humanly possible for me to seek further. The rest of my days will be spent in patching and painting and puttying and caulking my priceless
    possession and in looking the other way when an imploring argument or a damaging fact approaches.

    d. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A Haha B. I thought of you when I saw it C. Nice! D. You too!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        Am flattered! I think of you when I see everything here on the site. How ’bout them apples?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I hope so!

  4. Mike says:
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    As always, excellent read, Mr. Albright!

    Given his recent string of DL stints over the past couple seasons, I’ve been thinking about shopping Kershaw. However, I’m hesitant in doing so because he’s Kershaw.
    Below is my roster. I’ve had people tell me I should trade him for a couple average pitchers but I know if I shopped him, I could get a better return than that:

    Bats.- Wilson Contreras, ajuliar, gleyber, dee Gordon, muncy, albies, Eduardo Escobar,
    segura, Hosmer, trout, Harper, Springer, McCutchen, Soto

    Arms- kershaw, madbum, thor, Verlander, nola, pivetta, bieber, stroman (about to drop him), Paxton, Giles, Blake parker, vizciano, hader

    My league is 10 teams, 4 player keeper. Im currently sporting the best record. You think I should sell on Kershaw and get a couple pitchers, package him for a bat or hold. Honestly, the more I think about it, I lean towards holding.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks! You look like you could use a bat, right? I could see selling him for a big one — top 10 bat

  5. Magnifier says:
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    Do you take Adams over Trumbo?

    And would you add Luke Weaver to the rotation to drop Odor?

  6. JC says:
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    Someone dropped Merrifield. Drop Daniel Murphy or Odor to pick him up or hold?

    • William Hung says:
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      @JC: Murphy

    • batflix says:
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      @JC: Pretty sure Odor sucks

      • Starz says:
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        @batflix: He does but not at the current moment.

  7. ARods hot frost says:
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    Pick 2 SP for rest of the year:

    Pivetta, Gibson, Weaver, Castillo

    Thanks!

  8. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Yeah, what’s the deal with Kanye’s new work? He had a solid 3-4 straight albums of some of the best music in the industry, and then it’s like he took too many musical stool softeners. Just a huge, watery load of unpleasantness. Sad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fanciful Basesball: Yeah, this summer’s albums were weak… Maybe one solid album if he put the 4 EPs together

  9. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I have an open spot in 14-team 5×5 (saves+holds) available free agents are: Alvarado, H.Rendon, Winkler, Brach, B.Parker, J.Anderson, Dyson, Hunter, Nicasio, Roe, Ziegler, Garrett, Melancon, Robertson, or Reed.

    Top 2 or 3??

  10. Smoooth jimmy says:
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    Profar or mccrutch

  11. Puigy Bank says:
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    @Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto

    Grab Souza over Puig, Polanco or Buxton? I have Bux stashed in hopes of a good 2nd half.

  12. Bk says:
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    Rank for now-
    Trumbo, Reddick, Ohtani, Adams, Souza, A Garcia

    Probably need to drop 2, but would like to know your hierarchy of those trendy pick ups.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bk: Drop order Trumbo, Adams, Souza

      • Bk says:
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        @Cram It: Trumbo has been on a power binge, and he’s shown to be a 50 HR hitter in past. You really think he’s the worst of the group?

        • Peacecoast says:
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          @Bk: try to trade Ohtani at least? Adams is hella good when he plays. I would wait and see if Avisail cools off. Drop one of him/ trumbo or reddick.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Bk: He’s feast or famine in a crappy lineup. He feasted already, now it’s famine time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bk: Drop Souza and Trumbo

  13. Gregarious says:
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    Grey – in a 12 team 6×6 OBP league: my Kershaw, DPeralta, KSeager for his TBauer, Springer

    Would move Devers into my 3B slot…

    Yes, no?

    Thanks man!

  14. Cram It says:
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    Apparently Riddle had a hip issue yesterday. I only know this because he has the medical kit icon next to his name on my NFBC team….Wait, so does Haniger…oh no what’s wrong with him?! Hmm, just a bruised knee. Could be worse. Ok carry on…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Ugh, that sucks, I prefer it was just stupid baseball by playing Prado

  15. NJ says:
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    Anyone starting Bundy today? I’m nervous.

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @NJ: I think so, but I’ve been nervous since I went back in after the KC debacle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NJ: Pretty borderline start

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: Knowing Vin like I do, he’ll probably start Bundy (which can be your answer when anybody asks about a questionable start).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You are an expert on all things Vin!

  16. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Do you prefer Profar to Lowrie in a 10 team 6×6 with OPS?

    Also, would you hold Darvish, snag Weaver or stream baby stream?

  17. Brett says:
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    I know it’s always away but in a keeper league how would you rank the following starters and there values?

    Clevinger for 2019 and 2020 at $2
    Buehler for 2019 for $5
    Flaherty for 2019 for $5

  18. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Enjoyed your write up today!

    Cardinals scoring like crazy, check box score..NO JoMa again, really? For real stop doing that.

    BREAKING NEWS: Yoenis walked from the trainers room to the locker room all by him self with no NEW reportable injuries . ALL signs point to a July 2019 second half return. Positive news for fantasy owners!!!

    Another 0-4 night by Dozier helped me stay positive though. I know, red hottttt second half is coming..eventually, maybe, WTF MAN you are killing me !!

    Question:

    Should I watch Lucchesi throw 62.5 pitches over 4.2 innings on my bench or pray mommy and daddy let him stay out later than 8pm because it’s Friday?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hebrew Hammer: Thanks! Good to see you! Haha, Yoenis in 2019 is gonna be so great for anywhere from 25 to 145 games… Think you can spare 4 2/3 IP of time!

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        @Grey:

        Forgot to ask. I’m in need of pitching points this week.

        I have Folty and Freddy. I’d like to see a dual no-hitter but know both can go wrong with their control.

        Start Freddy at home versus Braves? Or does anybody truly know!

        Thankyou.

  19. Starz says:
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    Feeling lucky this week considering your last three openers have all been on my team: Avisail, Lindor, and now Turner. Can you spread some love for Candelario and get him going again?

    Drop Wheeler (Monday start) for Eovaldi (vs. Mets this wknd)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Starz: Will do my best! Yes, grab Eovaldi

  20. Joel says:
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    Feeling Pivetta today vs PIT?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Yes, as long as it’s not the Nats

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: Ha!

  21. DodgersWindowReopened says:
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    1. I picked up Osuna and dropped Britton this morning – 29 game lead in H2H league so I can afford to be patient hoping he can be solid come September. OK move or was I just tired of waiting for Britton/The Orioles to do something constructive?

    2. Would you trade DeJong and Hendricks for Dozier and one of Norris, Familia, Rodney or hold hoping DeJong is right by playoffs? If you say trade, which reliever of the three will be the best closer come September?

    3. Jo Ma and D Peralta have been great late round OF picks for me. Are you concerned about cuts in their respective playing time given both teams deep rosters? If so, who would you shop first and about what kind of OF bat would you seek?

    Thank you and Happy Friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DodgersWindowReopened: 1. Meh 2. Yes 3. Yes, I’m concerned — Jo-Ma is the one that will get anything in a trade, no?

  22. Freddie Gibbs says:
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    My new joint Freddie is better than all the other washed up rapper releases.

  23. Bandzamakeher says:
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    $12 bellinger and $12 Correa for $30 Stanton and $36 kershaw.

    Keeper league.

    Thabks

  24. chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Trade question. H2H League, 12 teams, 7 keepers.
    h, 2b, 3b, hr, r, rbis, hr, sb, avg, bb.

    Would you trade (give) Jesus Aguilar and RD 1 (which is actually a RD 8) for Edwin Encarnacion (receive?

    Thanks!

  25. Arod’s Frost says:
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    Play pick 2 for the 2nd half of the season – SP edition:

    Weaver, Castillo, Gibson and Pivetta

    Thanks!

  26. Sdub says:
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    Are you starting these guys today or benching?

    Peralta v. ATL

    Pivetta @ PIT

  27. Peacecoast says:
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    sup G,

    fyi Gleyber is not on the trade analyzer. Was looking to maybe move him for an elite bat. Do you think Gleyber for Beni straight up is fair? He can be kept for next year, Beni cannot. I think that trade favors Gleyber too much actually.

  28. toneDEAF! says:
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    With Jo-Ma not playing everyday, I think it’s time to say “bye felisha”

    Ps – is that still cool to say?

  29. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Michael Brantley, Chris Taylor, Joc Pederon, Odubel Herrera for ROS?

    looking to move some pieces and would like to know your thought.s.

    thanks!

  30. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Weaver is available….
    current staff is light. still pondering it. but drop one of N Eovaldi, C Rodon, F Peralta .. I appreciate your input.

    • Johnnyhobbes says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: also, after listing to the podcast I’m chasing after Gausman. Trade analyzer puts Gausman at 5.00 . if he takes my K Marte at 2.90, I think I win this but what does almighty Grey Say?

  31. Happyharry says:
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    Grey, 12 team, H2H..Drop one? Cesar Hernandez or Chris Taylor..Thanks,

  32. Fred says:
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    I actually agree with Cervelli’s reviews of the rap albums this summer….maybe I have a concussion?

  33. Dave D says:
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    Given Leury’s propensiry toward swiping a bag ( 48 in 174 AAA games in 2015/16) and decent pop, I have him stored as a 6th OF. He’s one injury away from being relevant and also has 6 games played as MI. So, in a deep league I have him for the above reasons. Just sayin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave D: Yeah, and Avisail is banged up already

      • Dave D says:
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        Interestingly Leury spelled Tim Anderson yesterday at SS after the HBP.

  34. Michael Tong says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I just traded Aguilar for Robbie Ray. Trade analyzer says I won in a landslide but I think its much closer than that.

    I have Muncy at 1b and my SP needed help since Bauer can’t start everyday.

    How did I do?

    btw, Muncy just got 2b eligibility in Yahoo! only Stanton makes me cream harder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Michael Tong: Sounds close, but Aguilar’s PT worries me, so you likely win

      • Michael Tong says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  35. Nehocstu says:
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    Grey; always love your stuff. Please set me straight on a couple of things…
    A. What are the ROS Player Rater stats based on?
    B. Do you have ROS rankings based on your predictions?

    In my head-to-head league, we charge for adds/drops, so minimizing transactions is “important” to our cheapskate lifestyle! Can you comment on strategy for h2h with transaction fees?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nehocstu: A. Our projections which are consistently best in business B. ROS Rater is ranked, no?

      Shake out the wallet and make some moves! Kidding, I don’t know how to comment on that, you need to make moves, if moves are needed

      • Nehocstu says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Mustachioed Master! I am up to 40 moves in this league… to the extreme, streaming would be conidered bad-form for this group. Looking to follow the protocol of the league by minimizing adds/drops… But I do move when it seems good for the ROS.
        As an example of my confusion, I’ve read where you say it is okay to drop Lester… But the ROS Rater has him top 21 or so. Please enlighten.

  36. Packers says:
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    12 team roto, OPS, weekly lineups, redraft, play two at each position and 5 oflders.
    I currently have Bauers as one of my 1bm, but can move Desmond to 1b and grab A. Almora for OFLD.
    I’m last in AVG., Almora would help there and OPS & R’s. Not good for RBI, HR and SB.
    So Bauers or Almora?
    I could reserve Bauers and waive Pivetta or Minter. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: Sounds like you need Almora… I’d keep the arms

  37. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Morning Brother Grey! I’ve gotta start 6 of the following SPs this week and need to beat out the guy I’m tied for 1st with big time to get an edge in the tie breaker. Had my mind made up yesterday, then I check SON today and the Robots changed his projections big time.

    Need W’s more than anything.

    1. Mike Montgomery home vs. CIN (SON -4.2, but you’ve been loving him recently).
    2. Dylan Bundy @ MIN (-5.8; avoid 1st start back from DL?)
    3. Gausman @ MIN (+3.2)
    4. Maeda @ LAA (-3.3)
    5. Pivetta @ PIT (+3.5)
    6. Domingo German @TOR (+12.4…not sure I trust SON on this one)
    7. Wade LeBlanc home vs COL (+7.6)
    8. C-Mart @ SF (SON says hes $0.00, but hes my “ace”)

    SON says sit Bundy/Montgomery, and maybe find better streamer for Maeda. What says the Fantasy Master Lothario?

  38. Let's Play Two says:
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    Trout – 1 HR in his last 20 games and only 1 RBI in his last 14 games. A fish out of water. I wonder if his strained digit is bothering him more the we know.

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        Which side:

        Trout/Correa or Lindor/E. Rosario

        My OF’s & SS’s currently:

        Trout, Betts Springer, Judge, Benintendi
        Story, Correa

        • Grey

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          Trout prolly, but it’s fair

          • Let's Play Two says:
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            Would you give up Correa or Story in this deal?

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        As a Trout owner, I was also curious how long it’s been since he swiped a bag too…over a month ago on 6/2.

  39. Jeremy says:
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    Keeper League, I was offered Moncada for Haniger. What would you do?

  40. sportivetricks says:
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    You know me and closers lately. Someone dropped Rondon for some reason . . . I should use my #2 waiver priority and drop Giles for him, right?

  41. Snag says:
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    Dynasty league, nine keepers

    Adell for Starling Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Snag: Sounds fine for future for Adell

    • batflix says:
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      @Snag: Adell probably shouldn’t be in anyone’s top 9 …and you’d have to keep him for at least a couple of years before he even plays

      if it was a full on dynasty or keeping 15ish … then maybe
      but I’d probably still pass

  42. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Who should I drop to activate Lorenzo Cain and Paul DeJong if they get activated over the weekend? 12 tm mixed H2H keeper league with OBP instead of AVG, QS instead of W, SV+H instead of SV

    C – Molina
    1B – Edwin
    2B – Dozier
    SS – Trea Turner
    3B – Rendon
    MI – Gennett
    CI – Desmond
    OF – Trout
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Bellinger
    OF – Acuna
    UTIL – Muncy
    BN – Schebler
    DL – Cain
    DL – Gary Sanchez
    DL – DeJong
    NA – Sano
    SP – Verlander
    SP – Snell
    RP – Edwin Diaz
    RP – Iglesias
    P – Yates
    P – Familia
    P – Treinen
    P – Quintana
    BN – Newcomb
    BN – Heaney
    BN – Stripling
    BN – Streamer, currently Luis Castillo
    DL – Wacha

    I’m thinking Schebler and do I just drop DeJong?

    Thanks

  43. lwomack58 says:
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    Need a releiver for potential saves speculation:
    Choices
    Hicks(B. Norris could be hurt)
    Trivino
    Hudges
    Brach

    Thank you

  44. EJ says:
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    Dynasty league. I give Eflin and Kingery and get Greinke. Is it too much in this format?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EJ: Too much if playing for future years

      • EJ says:
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        @Grey: I’m in a Win now mode getting JD last week. That offer still stands(Greinke for Eflin and Kingery) but I got another now…get Kershaw give Eflin Kingery and Gallo. Which deal is better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then grab Greinke

  45. Savoy Special says:
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    14 Team H2H auction redraft league: 6×6. Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    1) drop Cesar Hernandez for Yoan Moncada? Is it close?
    2) drop Jake Lamb for Jurickson Profar? Is it close?
    3) sell Michael Wacha for FAAB $?

    C: Evan Gattis
    1B: Ian Desmond
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Ryon Healy
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Aaron Hicks
    Bench: Jake Lamb

    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Blake Snell
    P: Matt Barnes
    P: Keon Kela
    P: Hector Rondon
    P: Mike Foltynewicz
    P: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Clayton Kershaw
    Bench: Freddy Peralta
    Bench: Nathan Eovaldi

    DL: Michael Wacha

    Thanks as always!

  46. TheReddMist says:
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    Keep one Pivetta, or Eflin.

  47. Game of Throws says:
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    Someone in my league dropped Dozier… should I drop Solarte to pick up Dozier?

    Obviously Solarte has been better… but hopefully Dozier will go nuts in the second half.

    Thanks!

  48. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Adams or Moreland ROS?

  49. Favio Vasquez says:
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    What up Grey, so 1st base is my somewhat weak spot in my lineup. Ive got

    J Hicks-currently slotted in my Catcher spot &
    Belt, thats it…..

    On waivers I have the following:
    C Santana
    M Olson
    J Gallo
    M Adams
    So do I ride out the season with my current 2 or do I drop and add someone off of the listed available names? Its really more of a keep Belt question than anything because Im not getting the value at catcher if I drop Hicks.

    -Roto league

  50. The Cunning Linguist says:
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    So if Weaver has a bad outing in Chicago,do we drop him again? This is for a 12 team weekly lineup league. Thanks!

  51. Ohtani Bonaduce says:
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    Luke Weaver is a bed wetter.

  52. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Add Weaver over Bundy, Gausman, Guerra, or Gibson?

  53. NH says:
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    Good Day Grey,

    Thoughts on this trade offer that I received.

    I give Pollock and Hand
    I get Hader and Knebel

    • NH says:
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      My OF is Marte, Springer, Stanton, Judge and Hoskins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock side, it’s prolly fair

  54. Slimcompoop says:
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    Pennywise the clown ruined my middle school experience. Okay, maybe the fact that I was like 5’2, 230lbs, and wore a retainer that didn’t allow me to speak coherent sentences ruined middle school, but damn that tv series scared the crap out of a young Slimcompoop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young ‘poop sounds awesome!

  55. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    my guy balked about K marte ,,, what do you think about moncada for gausman? too much?

  56. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Buxton or Kyle Tucker ROS?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly Bux, but I’d try Tucker

  57. goodfold2 says:
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    was thinking same exact thing on dyson vs souzamaphone’s DL stint right when they happened at exact same time. since MLB doesn’t force objective doctors on these things it’s just legal. i’m thinking of installing a fake DL (1) position for next year, wherein you can effectively BN an underperforming player you don’t want to drop. we’ll call it the LAD DL slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! That’s great…

  58. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Should I thumb nose at streamonator’s -3.3 valuation of Maeda @ LAA (Pena) and start him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would start him in some leagues, don’t hate it, but depends on sitch

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but I appreciate the candor. Since I’m probably going to sit this one out in a shallow mixed, you know he’s going to pitch an easy 7 and cruise to a win.

  59. prescriptionnugs says:
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    the cron’s is causing abdominal cramping and pain

    you holding?

  60. Turd Wendell says:
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    Haha that Shelby Miller blurb was hilarious. I can see old Abe Vigoda begging Tom Hagen for his life like Miller begging to still have a job. I streamed Pablo Lopzez last night. SON had him tanked dead last. I wanted to prove that man was greater than machine. Also Nats have been playing like hot trash. Felt pretty good when it was 9-0, then the robots came really the Marlins pen had to pitch which went really well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! Lopezez kill ya every time

  61. Harry Potter says:
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    Grey, looking for RP help in a S+H lg which would be your top 3? Thanks can’t wait til this afternoons BUYs!!

    Romo, Hildenberg, Dyson, Rondon(best IMO but barely plays), Hughes Clippard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon, Clippard, Romo

  62. Peacecoast says:
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    JR Murphy or Romine (lol C question!).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gleyber’s in the analyzer — Murphy

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: wtf, he is now. Maybe was some sort of cookie error. I swear son it wasn’t before. I keel u mofa.

        Had 30 or so people over for July 4 party. Neighbors I will probably only wave at for the next year. Now I have 30+ leftover bottles of beer in my fridge. I don’t really drink beer anymore either. The 2 bottles of red wine left over will be gone by Monday. What’s your poison anyway?

        Still in Palm Springs? wtf r you guys doing every day?

        btw you had him in the Buy column already. But Starlin Castro is quietly putting up decent numbers, at least leadoff type numbers. Minus the steals. Actually nvm it’s pretty meh. unless he hits 10 HR in the second half. which he very well might. boring topic fuck castro.

        Tried to watch the Disaster Artist cuz Oscar nominations. I liked hearing Franco do his accent. But got bored. Did you ever watch the movie Split?

  63. yankee candle factory worker says:
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    What happened to Ralph? Hope that prospect list didn’t break him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, not sure, pretty holiday and doing list

  64. Kutty says:
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    Wonder what Cervilli thinks of Tech N9ne

  65. Grey

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

  66. Stumanji! says:
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    10 tm h2h keeper league (OPS, no AVG) a guy really wants my Correa. Currently offering me a pupu platter of spare parts but I could push him for at least a keeper in return.

    How would you rank these guys, all keeper prices being relatively equal: Correa, Soto, Acuna, Bellinger, Rizzo, Bryant?

  67. Justin Ralph says:
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    Im not sure if you know this but JT Ridiculoius was in the last round of cuts for the Jersey Shore.

  68. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Yo Grey!

    Have you checked out 03 Greedo’s “The Wolf of Grape Street” mixtape? Its not bad at all. Could be worth checking out. There are a few gems.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Thanks, will do…

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: No problem, my man. I’ll let you know if I come across anything else of interest.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Downloaded it and listening now

  69. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    I love fantasy…..guy I am playing this week is driving up to the mountains, losses connection and can not get Sonny Boy in his starting lineup. Calls me to see how he is doing. Eflfin my luck. Is there a name for that LOL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, that is a reverse sonavabench if I’ve heard one

  70. Keith Holland says:
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    I already have Trea and T. Anderson (thank you!) for my SS and MI keeper spots. Would you trade C. Seager and Inciarte to a guy who needed steals for Stanton, Judge, or Hoskins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Stanton or Judge or Hoskins, that order

  71. Sassify says:
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    Someone just dropped Nick Pivetta. Here are my options for picking him up:

    Drop Darvish, put Gleyber on the DL to make room
    Drop one of these players: Odor, Kyle Tucker, DeJong, Crawford
    Drop one of these pitchers: Bieber, Eflin, Peralta

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