Hope everyone’s well rested and had a joyous Michael Bay Day.  If you couldn’t be American yesterday, I hope at least you got drunk and ate a bunch of hot dogs.  As they say in Mississippi, Amurica, “Spelling’s for sissies!”  In honor of Amurica’s half birthday, I hope you put a hot dog in your fly and went up to a female reporter, then let Roger Clemens watch you have sex with his wife.  Amurica would’ve wanted it that way!  Trevor Cahill did his part of keeping Amurica as true as the red, white and blue underwear you wash once a year and shut down those Rays, who we know want to have Devil in their name.  Cast out their demons, Trevamurica!  Yesterday, Cahill went 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (zero walks), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  He’s never gonna give you a fire emoji of 98 MPH or even throw his fastball more than 45% of time.  He is throwing his slider twice as much as last year, cutting his curve’s usage, and after about 11 years in the league, it looks like its paying dividends.  His ground ball rate is over 60% and his walk rate is down to 1.8 with a 8.4 K/9.  What, you a rich man’s Dallas Keuchel?  I will call you, Dynasty’s Carrington.  I could see owning him in almost all mixed leagues.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.29.  Lance Broetc. just gave you his Chris Archer fantasy.  It was written while I thought, “Is Lance’s picture of him, Edge from the WWE or Jayson Werth?”

Jose Alvarado – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER as he entered in the 7th inning.  After Colome was traded, some speculated Alvarado would close.  The 7th inning is not exactly the stereotypical inning for a closer, unless because the Rays are starting their starters in the 2nd inning, and middle relievers in the 1st, then maybe the 7th inning is their 9th inning and the 8th and 9th are extras.  Or the Rays are gonna Rays and use their long man, Matt Andriese, to close games.  This is far from a clear SAGNOF-and-done.  Alvarado is still the best bet, but Hell-If-I-Know is also an acceptable answer.

Russell Martin – 0-for-3, hitting .161, as he made his first career start in left field.  <slow building rant> Of course, they’re doing this because Vlad Jr. is about to be called up and needs a place to play.  How does a major league team with a prospect talent like Vlad Jr. get to the end of May before realizing they need to figure out how to get him into the lineup?  This crossed no one’s mind for the first two months of the season?  At no point in the preseason?  Maybe going into the winter meetings in December?  Possibly last year?  Russell Martin and Donaldson just suddenly got old or a little ol’ fantasy baseball ‘pert with the most glorious mustache could’ve told them to clear space for Vlad this past preseason?  It’s fascinating how slow a team can be to react.  Vlad Jr. was ticketed for the majors June of this year for the last 18 months, you’d think the Jays would’ve made room.  Of course, you need room for Vlad!  He’s the future of your franchise!  Not Russell John Coltrane Martin!  Not even Josh Donaldson who can’t even stay on the field! </ slow building rant>

Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.77.  Yo, can Vlad Jr. pitch too?

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .292.  Maybe it wasn’t Mookie this whole time, maybe it was the magic that is the Sawx leadoff slot.  C’mon, put Jackie Bradley Jr. at leadoff, just to try out my theory.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Just Dong, because there’s no other way.

Greg Bird – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .273.  He’s done nothing in about two years, but he plays for the Yankees and he homers on a day when most people have off and could be watching him.  This will only perpetuate his legend, Bird, man, or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance.

J.D. Davis – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run.  He’s struggling to find playing time, but you can CWM.

Justin Verlander – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.11.  Someone asked yesterday if I’d start Verlander.  All respect to those who try to break their neck keeping their starters in check, but you’re not starting Verlander somewhere?  If MLB’s trying to get Elon Musk to watch more games so they’re hosting their first game on the moon, I’m starting Verlander there.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4, 3 runs and a slam (6) and double legs (5, 6), hitting .310.  I’m as guilty of this as anyone this preseason, but if you watch Yelich homer, he will never hit a lot of homers.  Even in the forgiving park like Miller, he hits line drive wall-scrapers.

Ryan Braun – 3-for-3, 3 runs and his 6th steal, hitting .245.  I will say this about The Hebrewer, he can’t stay on the field, due to his back, but somehow he continues to steal bases.

Luke Weaver – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.63.  Luke, you are my waiver wire fodder.

Yairo Munoz – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Nothing but a depth guy, but I’m pretty sure the Cardinals could turn Brett Lawrie into an All-Star.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, 3rd homer in the last week, hitting near-.350 in that time and now batting leadoff.  Don’t underestimate the Cardinals’ magic — little bit pixie dust, little bit cockeyed smile from Willie McGee.

Ronald Acuna – Hit the DL with a mild ACL sprain.  You didn’t form a prayer tilde soon enough.  Thanks.  For nothing!

Tyler Flowers – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games, and I could see grabbing him.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1….

Wilmer Flores – Hit the DL with back soreness.  Mets trainers said Flores was handling the injury well, and this injury was only a three out of a possible five Kleenex’er.

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-9, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  You can find Nimmo (do you see what I’m doing here?!) in the video at the top of the post.

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, 2nd homer in as many games, and yours truly grabbed him in my RCL.  I’m not too concerned, I have the looks to offset his.

Daniel Murphy – Dave Martinez said Murphy could return “fairly soon.”  Fairly?  What kind of red-blooded, All-American man says the word fairly?!  You go hunting with that mouth?!  Sorry, reacted as I thought Murphy might.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 2nd time I’m saying in two days that Rendon is so overdue for a huge month or two.  Hold onto your hat!  If you do indeed wear a hat, I don’t because my hair is fabulous.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.10.  The Fangraphs Database shakes its fist at the sky, “Deny your xFIP at your own peril, Gio!  Deny, deny–,” coughs furiously, then, “Sorry, was eating local, artisanal honey for my allergies.  Anyway…Deny!”

Caleb Smith – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.51.  I have as much faith in Cale B as I do in Cardi B having a 20-year career, but the Stream-o-Nator liked yesterday’s start for Smith, and I started him.

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 2nd steal, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Anyone who has been playing fantasy baseball for an Urban Dictionary minute, which is actually a long time, can tell you Maybin will get hot for two to three weeks until he gets hurt.  Hot schmotato alert!

James McCann – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  On our Player Rater, James McCann and Brian McCann are back-to-back, like a Flowers in the Attic directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .250.  Hasn’t done a ton since he returned from injury, but maybe this is the start of a schmotato run, ya gotz 2 believe, as I text my youngest cousin.

Matthew Boyd – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4, ERA at 3.00.  The moment you pick him up it will be curses/thanks for playing/muttering lyrics to Semisonic’s Closing Time, and even Stream-o-Nator agrees.

Tyler Skaggs – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.60.  Such a blehtitty-bleh-bleh start, and I was tempted to say he’s an Anaheim Streamroller, and move on, but his peripherals are better than that, though peripherals may only help you in a Benjamin Netanyahu fantasy league.

Marco Gonzales – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  Speaking of peripherals and Benjamin Netanyahu (Netanyahuh?), Marco’s got all of those nice secondary numbers.  However, he’s the kind of guy you can get excited about if you never watch him.  “On paper, he’s good.  How’s he on the mound?!”  I said the preceding while chewing tobacco and spitting like I was a scout.

Nick Ahmed – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, as he out-slugs Paul Goldschmidt (2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .208).  Cougs, could you come here with an Asian fan?  I feel like I’m about to faint.  *collapses*  How long was I passed out?  15 seconds?  What brought me out of it?  You waved Giancarlo’s bobble head in front of me?  Thank you, doll face.  Not you, Cougs!  I’m talking to my bobblehead!

John Ryan Murphy – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer.  I don’t know who you have at catcher, but the Irish Car Bomber is likely outhitting him.  He’s definitely outhitting Goldy.

Chris Owings – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .183.  I have an idea for a festivity the day before the All Star Game.  One lucky fan tries to strike out Goldschmidt and Bryce Harper, and they win a house if they do.  Too easy?

Eugenio Suarez – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .293.  Eugenio or Goldy?  I mean, what the eff in the eff hole happened to Goldschmidt?!

Trevor Story – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Anyone who doesn’t know why I, or anyone, like Rockies hitters, take a look at Story’s home run yesterday in the 1st.  The classic oops, one-arm-mistake, the killer from The Fugitive could’ve hit that home run.

Gorkys Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .321 as he hits leadoff.  Gorkys sounds like the perfect combo of an 80’s raunchy comedy and slasher film.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Why am I hearing Kanye’s Big Brother in my head, but I’m hearing, “My big brother was a big brother, and I look like Sandoval’s big brother.”

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .271.  We’re all bored by Soler by now, right?  No?  Well, you go boy.

Shane Bieber – Will be called up by the Indians for a spot start on Thursday.  Here’s what Prospector Ralph said, “A classic polished college arm, the Indians plucked Bieber out of UC Santa Barbara in the 4th round last year, and he impressed in his first full season, jumping three levels of the minors, while maintaining a sub-3 ERA. His plus control and command play up his average three pitch mix, generating more swing and miss than you think, he had a 13% SwStr% in AA, as well as generating a fair amount of ground balls. With a prototypical pitcher’s build Bieber’s combination of plus command and elite pitching acumen, gives him a real possibility of a mid-rotation ceiling.  Speaking of which, I’d love to slam Grey’s head through a ceiling.”  Aw, geez!  Bieber’s profile to me looks like Daniel Mengden with maybe a few more Ks.  I’m a Belieber, but he doesn’t have a rotation spot yet.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .228.  As bad Edwin’s been, you know who’s been worse?  Yes!  Goldy!  Okay, will let it go now, like Goldy let everything go.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .242.  Hey, I never said the average would be outstanding.  He was and is a cheap 20/25 play.

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Mike Montgomery – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  Started him every week as a middle reliever in one deep league, and this week I decided to bench him.  Sonavabench!  Any hoo!  Darvish will presumably knock Montgomery from the rotation, so even if he gets another start there won’t be many after, unless another injury appears.

Ivan Nova – Hit the DL and the Pirates called up Nick Kingham to replace Nova and start today.  Yo, Psy, it’s Kingham style!  Nickham’s numbers in his three starts with the Pirates have been gorge, and I’d grab him in most leagues if I needed pitching, and, really, who doesn’t?

Felipe Vazquez – Says he won’t need the DL and should be available today.  Sounds like Felipe knows the severity of a forearm injury for a pitcher about as well as he knows his last name.  “Is there a Rivero party of three here?”  Felipe stands a foot away, staring at The Cheesecake Factory’s hostess.  “Rivero, for three?  Anyone?”  Then a man approaches, “I’ll take your reservation if you don’t want it.”  That man is Keynan Middleton who was the last closer who thought he could return in a few days from forearm tightness.  As for the Pirates’ closerousel shituation, if Vazquez can’t go, Richard Rodriguez got the 9th inning yesterday.  Too bad the Pirates were down by five runs, and he still gave up two runs.  The replacements now are Edgar Santana and Michael Feliz or as they should be known happy-Poe-lucky.

  1. Taylor Sims says:
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    Two best stream bats for the week?: Gorkys, Longoria, Desmond, McMohan, Nimmo, Conforto?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Taylor Sims: Matchups? Pretty sure McMahon is in Col all week, so, him and Gorkys because he has been on a tear.

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write up!

    a. In day 3 of a 3-day training. Yawn. Most folks just nod their heads when the facilitator asks is everything clear and understood when clearly they have questions.

    b. Thanks for the Fauda tip. Started watching the beginning of episode 1 last night. Looks awesome so far.

    c. Mark Twain quote for May 29

    Man the machine – man the impersonal engine. Whatsoever a man is, is due to his make, and to the influences brought to bear upon it by his heredities, his habitat, his associations. He is moved, directed, commanded, by exterior influences – solely. He originates nothing, not even a thought.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Sounds like Adam Jones, yawnstipating B. Nice! C. Awesome

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    That Fugitive reference was freakin hilarious! I could see a whole spoof….”you switched the samples didn’t you….so that the raised ball seems would be approved and give you…Scooter Gennett home runs!”

  4. dubjay says:
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    Morning Grey,
    Trying to decide whether to hold onto M.Olson or not. Pretty meh numbers. These guys are also availalble. Y.ALONSO, NIMMO, DESMOND, D.SANTANA

  5. Stumanji! says:
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    Pick 1 to plug in at Util (OPS league): Nimmo, O’Neill, Almora, Yonder, Guzman, Dahl.

    Also, Tim Anderson has 10 HRs …and only 18 RBIs. I’m going to venture a guess that the CWS team OBP isn’t that great.

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Stumanji!: he has 11 now! And 19 RBIs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stumanji!: Nimmo, depends a bit on needs

  6. kwoox says:
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    sonny and weaver are droppable??????

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @kwoox: Sure………

  7. Killer Joe says:
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    Picked up both Cahill and Gonzalez for the streams yesterday. SON rules!

  8. JC says:
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    Plse rank Mengdon, Musgrove & Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Cahill, Musgrove

  9. Bill says:
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    Hey Grey

    Drop Weaver for Heaney or Hendricks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Yes, Hendricks

  10. Bill says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Drop Weaver for Heaney or Hendricks?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Hey, Bill, answered above

  11. Cersy says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Great write up as always!

    Someone in my 12 team h2h keeper just dropped Buxton. My overall team is as follows:

    C -Gary Sanchez
    1B – Carlos Santana
    2B – Cesar Hernandez
    SS – Segura
    3B – Torenado
    LF – JD Martinez
    CF – Yelich
    RF – Haniger
    UTIL – Adam Jones
    B – Upton
    B – Tim Anderson
    SP – Sale
    SP – Bauer
    SP – Morton
    SP – Newcomb
    SP – Mengden
    SP – Stripling
    SP – Pivetta
    SP – Godley
    RP – Kela
    RP – Boxberger
    RP – Vazquez
    RP – Santana

    Would you drop any of the above to take a chance on Buxton? At this point I’m thinking of cutting bait on Godley but want to give him another shot or two. Also thinking I could drop Santana if Vazquez is in fact fine.

    Thanks for your help!

    Cersy

    • Ante Galic says:
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      @Cersy: cersy!!

      Drop Godley for Bux.

      My 0.02$

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Cersy: Agree with Ante

    • Taylor Sims says:
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      @Cersy:
      Drop Mengden or Stripling way before Godley.

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        @Taylor Sims: I’m just not a believer , cannot be counted among the faithful

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cersy: Agree with Ante

    • rudboy says:
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      @Cersy:

      your pitching isnt that deep so i would probably keep Godley for streaming purposes. I would drop…..Tim Anderson. You OF is deep and you already have Buxton who is the rich man’s tim anderson

  12. Dr Y says:
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    10 team mixed 5 OF.

    Picked billy Hamilton up a few weeks ago as a bench bat to see if he turns it around (hasn’t), should I pick up buxton who was just dropped? Hamilton would be the drop.

    • rudboy says:
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      @Dr Y:

      Hamilton is a weak 1 category guy. At Least Buxton will give you 2: HR and SB

  13. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Brother Grey, I’m needing some SP lineup advice in a 10 team h2h league. Just lost Colome with that trade, and am down to 3 RPs out of 5 possible slots (2 RPs and 3 Utility P slots).

    SP: C-Mart, McCullers, Bauer, Maeda, Archer, Trevor William’s, Joe Musgrove, Dylan Bundy, Marco Gonzales, Matz.
    RP: Raisel Iglesias, Fernando Rodney, Shane Greene.

    The first 5 SPs are the “core” that I drafted (amen for Bauer, you da man!). The rest were SON calls that I’m too scared to drop as pitching is slim in this league with absurd flex spots. That all said I feel like I should lose 3 SPs to clear up room for another closer (Tepera, Ziegler, Neris) and 2 streamer slots.

    Out of Trevor William’s, Joe Musgrove, Dylan Bundy, Marco Gonzales, Matz are any 3 worth a straight drop to the waiver wire in my situation? Thanks as always!

    • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: Hah, I guess I could have just asked: ROS – Trevor Williams, Joe Musgrove, Dylan Bundy, Marco Gonzales, Matz.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: Matz can be dropped, but I’d want to hold onto Musgrove and Bundy for sure. Williams is Gonzales, Gonzales is Williams.

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • rudboy says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up:

      dont drop Bundy smh. Hes nice and entering the prime of his career. Williams, Marco, Matz

      • afdsfa says:
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        @rudboy: @rudboy: rudboy, just going through reading your comments and reading how wrong you are literally all of these. it is like you are intentionally giving bad advice. buxton has been the worst hitter in the mlb. Sure he has had some late season hot streaks, and will likely be a common waiver wire add at some point this season, but that doesn’t mean you should hold him until then. He is likely getting sent down soon. And Bundy? He had a good start but he is an absolute bum who needs to be traded somewhere else.

  14. JAscher says:
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    In Grey we trust!

    Which side would you prefer:

    Bellinger and DeGrom for Corbin Hoskins and Healy.

    The rest of my team is:
    Cervelli, Encarnacion, Schoop, Machado, Lamb, Rendon, Anderson, Rosario, Brantley, C. Taylor, Buxton, Polanco, Happ, Segura, Eloy, DL is Acuña and Eaton

    Pitching is:
    Bauer, Pivetta, Quintana, Gray, Musgrove, Morrow, Edgar Santana, Luke Weaver, DL is Britton.

    Thoughts?

  15. Alex says:
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    How would you rank these guys ROS?

    Encarnacion, Hosmer, Aguilar, Sano, Guerrero Jr.

    I own everyone but Sano, so I’m hoping I dropped the right guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Works for me

  16. Bad Ash says:
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    Dah! The McCann joke. Nasty! (And brilliant.) You nasty!

  17. Schwann says:
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    In a 6×6 (ops and holds) league, do I take his Ozuna, Bregman, Hader, and Strasbourg for my Springer, Nola, and Longoria?

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Schwann: don’t think I would do that

    • rudboy says:
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      @Schwann:

      am i missing something here? I would easily take that trade especially in a holds league! Longoria is at the end of his career and borderline done while Ozuna and bregman entering the prime of their careers. Lol Bregman has a 264 ba and has been able to maintain a 384 obp!!! I expect huge 2nd half from those 2. Nola vs Stras is a wash at this point. Hader is a STUD and probably the best holdmen in the game right now. Dont let this one pass

  18. Alex says:
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    If a little desperate for saves, drop Alvarado for Tepera, or see how it plays out in Tampa?

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: The desperation comes from owning Vasquez also. Garrett Richards or Renaldo Lopez are most droppable starters if I were to dump one for Tepera

    • knucks says:
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      @Alex: Drop Lopez for him. You can stream later.

      • alex says:
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        @knucks: Makes sense. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree with knucks

  19. dfrench23 says:
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    Since you were expecting a Catcher question, I thought I would go ahead and ask about my team’s situation…

    14-team 5×5 OBP 2-catcher lg. I have Mesoraco and Gattis at my C spots.

    Hedges (off DL this week), Garver, Flowers, Severino, Pena, Pina, Sisco, Romine, J.Ryan Murphy, and Sisco are available.

    Hold or make a change?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dfrench23: Even better! I’d see how they do for now

  20. RoPo says:
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    If Tampa Bay is the Goofy movie on Pluto, and the 9th won’t be Huey, Duey, or Luey’s — then how about Jonny Venters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RoPo: He’s LOOGY

  21. OaktownSteve says:
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    Coming for you in the NFBC, Albright. Sneaking up.

    Went to A’s/Diamonds this weekend. Damn if Goldy doesn’t look lost. I’ve almost never seen anything like it. Injury or damaged psyche or I dunno. Not saying the light can’t turn on any second but current infield doesn’t suggest it’s immanent. Bat looked very slow.

    Hadn’t seem Mengden this year. Caught me off guard with 94+ on the FB. Curve at 71, change low 80’s, slider mid 80s. Located every pitch. When you can bring that range of velocity and command 4 pitches, you’ll get some outs. Impressive.

    As far as Yelich goes, he’s on pace for 18, missed time and started slow. As the weather warms and he gets games in Small Park and Wind Out Wriggle he’s going to hit HRs. He’ll wind up in 22-24 range which with the missed games is right around what you would have hoped. The thing I’d want to see from him is to get the legs going. Only 7 attempts so far.

    Oaktown Kids NFBC with an 11.5 point lead at 120.5! Sub-3 team ERA too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Hey, not sure if you saw on Friday’s roundup, but I did my best to get people to help out the cause… Goldy’s in one of those slumps where it started to self perpetuate and he made things worse… He’ll forget he’s in a slump at some point and come out, but this will be a down year for him, unless he hits .375 in the 2nd half and fixes everything… Mengden looks great, and a mustache! Who’s powering the Kids’ staff?

  22. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Grey.
    With Donaldson becoming less desirable each day (DTD injury and general meh), I suspect Toronto will be forced to bring up Vlad within a few days. He’s still available in one of my leagues.

    For me to stash, will need to be a pitcher — I have no bench bats (in fact, not starting a full team until DL Khris Davis returns). Who to cut ?
    – Starters: Verlander; Morton; Wood; Buehler; Pivetta; Reyes; Castillo.
    – Relievers: Vazquez; Cody Allen; Strickland.

    My feeling: Hope to lasts the day and decide tonight. Then Castillo (goes tonight — cut if he’s not stellar) or Vazquez (if still questionable). If Castillo is stellar and Vazquez no riskier than now (haha), cut Pivetta. Or concede Saves and cut Strickland.

    Thanks.

      • Norm Ginsberg says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  23. knucks says:
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    I really dig the new sports drop down. Can’t tell you how many times I ended up on Razz hockey. Often stuck around while my devils were doing well though!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Haha, you’re not the only one, trust me

  24. Alex says:
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    Currently kinda stuck with who to drop. 12 team keeper league (5 keepers), 3 DL slots, 4 NA slots.

    Who would be your first 2 drops: Jose Alvarado, Hector Neris, Vince Velasquez (15th round), Nick Pivetta (15th round), Nick Kingham (15th round), Eduardo Rodriguez (21st round), Kyle Freeland (15th round).

    I have Strasburg, Wacha, Bauer, Caleb Smith, Treinen, Knebel and Berrios as well with Robbie Ray coming off the DL soon.

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Ed-Rod, Freeland

  25. bob says:
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    Drop Quintana for Cahill?

    • bob says:
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      @bob: Or for Caleb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: HA! Damn you and your Nimmemory

  26. Josh says:
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    Grey….

    What are your thoughts on Osuna pitching again this year? Over/Under 8 saves ROS?

    Thanks man.

    • knucks says:
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      @Josh: I say he comes back in Sept and gets exactly 8 saves. It sounds like this take won’t help you. But I’m thinking, depending on the league, you can find 8 saves from June-Sept on the wire somehow without clogging your roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Agree with knucks, maybe not at all, prolly take under

  27. Launch Angle says:
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    Standard 5×5 (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG) roto.

    Who do you like ROS – Benintendi or Rendon?

  28. Don Bropre says:
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    12 team H2H with OPS, walks, XBH and a couple others…which side you want (trade analyzer greatly favors Rizzo)?

    Rizzo/Ozuna/Rendon vs Arenado/Jose Martinez?

  29. sdub says:
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    Catcher Question (sorry in advance lol): Tucker Barnhardt or Mesoraco ROS?

  30. Ashtray says:
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    Is Benintendi/Devers/Alex Reyes too much to offer for Arenado in a 14-team keep-6 forever OPS league?

    • knucks says:
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      @Ashtray: Maybe this doesnt matter, but I wonder who the rest of your keeps would be if you get Arenado and need to keep 5 more that aren’t any of the other 3. Might help to know if you have to keep someone fringy or if you also have Trout and Scherzer.

      • Ashtray says:
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        @knucks:
        I currently have Benintendi, Stanton, Harper, and Bryant locked in as my keepers.

        Other keeper candidates are Hoskins, Torres, Soto, Gallo, and Devers depending on how the year plays out. Pitching is pretty devalued in this format but I’d also have Bauers, Corbin, Hand, Alex Reyes, Soroka, and Romero.

        • knucks says:
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          @Ashtray: I’d do it. And your keepers are now… Harper, Stanton, Bryant, Arenado, Hoskins, Bauers prob. That’s a pretty nice win now team with solid longevity. A few other names that could sneak in there if SPs really are that devalued. Best of luck.

  31. sdub says:
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    Who do you like most out of these FAs:

    Gorkys, Yander Alonso, Shin-soo Choo,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sdub: Gorkys for now

  32. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Great write up. My faith in Hoskins remains but that ball to the mouth off the bat is just kicking the dog while its down. Cahill, Heaney, Flaherty, Ross – one has to go?

    also tyson ross / ian happ for A.J Pollack…. taking a flyer on him fora strong finish… makes sense?

    • Johnnyhobbes says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: he countered for scooter gennet and tyson ross for AJ Pollock……. worht it for the play off run? can scooter maintain this output?

  33. Ralphy says:
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    I am rotating through Tim Anderson and Ian Happ as MI but keep missing out on the guy that is hitting. Should I just drop Happ and forget about him and live with Anderson’s cold streaks? This seems obvious now that I type it.

  34. batflix says:
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    Anyone starting Nick Kingham tonight? 12team mixed
    he’s home vs Cubs
    I am tempted but SON doesn’t love it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @batflix: I almost did, saw SON and dropped him

  35. Ralphy says:
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    Is Polanco droppable in a 10 team mixed league? His AVG is killing me and it seems the WW is filled with guys who can hit HRs with a low AVG.

    I could drop him for Villanueva, Josh Donaldson, Puig, Bour, Carpenter, Choo, Meadows, Alonso, Kemp.

    J Donaldson was dropped this weekend. Leave him there or is there a chance he turns it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralphy: Sure, Puig — Donaldson’s likely worth owning

  36. Daniel Moran says:
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    5×5 12 team Yahoo mixed

    Devers or Soto? Both are are waivers right now, I could use speed and have no preference on position eligibility

  37. Dancin Homer says:
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    Back to the grind from the holiday weekend; hope you enjoyed yours, Grey.

    I need to cut someone in order to open up a streaming SP spot as I’m already getting killed in pitching cats after 1 day this week. Here’s my roster in a 12-team, H2H, 6×6 (OPS & QS) league:

    c: McCann
    1b: Hoskins
    2b: Albies
    3b: Machado
    ss: Bogaerts
    if: G. Torres
    of: Stanton, J. Martinez, Gallo
    utl: E. Rosario
    bn: Lamb, Sano, Olson

    SP: DeGrom, McCullers, Morton, Alex Wood, Weaver, G. Richards, Jon Gray, VV
    RP: Chapman, Boxberger, Strickland, Hughes, Alvarado

    Who of the above players would you drop (if any)?

    Thanks in advance

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey. To be honest, I’m a little surprised as I thought you were/ are still high on Gray’s upside (vs. say Hughes or Alvarado). His last start wasn’t terrible, but how do you see Gray’s ROS shaping out?

        I’ll take your advice on him, was just curious what your thoughts were on him as I hadn’t seen anything written about him in a while.

        Cheers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think you can feel comfortable starting Gray anywhere really, but if you like the Ks, then hold him, I own him in two leagues where I can’t drop him, so I’m hoping for the best….

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            @Grey:

            Yeah, that’s my issue… his K’s still make him an attractive (albeit risky) option that I can’t seem to shake. Might be better off if I did though.

            Thanks, as always, for the help

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  38. slimbo says:
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    looking to grab the best player available

    who should i be grabbing?
    Matt Kemp. Addy Rusell, G Hernandez, Mesoraco
    or
    Mengden, Musgrove, Cahil

    Thanks!

  39. Wilson says:
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    Mesoraco or Gattis for Catcher?

  40. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey. Hope you enjoyed your long weekend.

    I’m not saying your looks don’t totally offset Mesoraco’s looks. But I started thinking, what if Mesoraco had a nice head of hair…and a moustache….and beard…and sunglasses. Then realized I was simply covering his entire face like he was a Wooly Willy toy. Dude’s hopeless.

    Would you pickup Dahl over Tyler O’Neill in RCL? Might STL just never let TO play enough to have value? Only other drop is Jank but I was holding for his SBs. Either a no-brainer drop for Dahl?

    Thanks!

  41. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Which two would you sit today?

    Ozuna @ MIL (Davies)
    McCutchen @ COL (freeland) #2 on hittertron but not sure about him
    Puig vs. PHI (Arrieta)
    Desmond vs. SF (Samardzjia)
    Teoscar @ BOS (Porcello)
    Soler vs. MIN (Gibson)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: Ozuna, Teoscar

  42. Kyle Eerth says:
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    Been offered C. Martinez + Crawford for Bregman.
    Worried tho bout Martinez going forward and Bregs is heating up.

    Also drop Montgomery is just a spot start for Yu right? Drop him for Stripling or Musgrove?

  43. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Was offered Trey Mancini for Kenta Maeda in a 12 team dynasty league where Maeda is my 4th/5th best starter after trading Buehler for Pollock before the latter got hurt. Good offer or nah?

  44. Ralphy says:
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    OK last questions. Drop Corey Dickerson for Cahill. It’s tough to find pitchers ion this league.

  45. branta says:
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    Grey: Greg Bird has done nothing in 2 years

    Also Grey: *has a man crush on a guy for 3 years, gives up on him just before he breaks out*

    Cust kayin’

  46. Kyle Eberth says:
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    Drop Montgomery for Musgrove or Stripling?

  47. Wesley Warren says:
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    10 team Dynasty — 6×6 OBP
    I’ve been offered Bergman and Bellinger for my Gleyber and Gallo.
    This is either a great buy low chance or a don’t-be-the-one-to-wait-on-a-couple-of-potential-busts chance. I’m not worried about losing Gallo – his numbers are replaceable and predictable. It’s Gleyber’s potential that gives me pause. Are Bregman and Bellinger’s upsides/ceilings enough to make it a no brainer to accept (despite the fact I’m using my brain to over complicate this)?

  48. El Famous Burrito says:
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    So Nick Kingham is going to plunk Rizzo today, right?

    Then he gets ejected, and the reliever is going to give up some Unearned Runs.

    I’m no Stream-O-Nator, but I’m predicting 0.2 IP, 1K, 2 ER.

    Negative points in points leagues.

    • El Famous Burrito says:
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      @El Famous Burrito:

      I’m starting him anyway. I don’t have shit-else going on today.

  49. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    bellinger or goldy ros ops league

  50. Synyster says:
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    Morning my mustachioed friend. Who to drop when Dee Gordon comes off the DL this Thurs? Anyone worth dropping for Cahill? 10 man 6×6 w/ QS&OBP. 70 moves capped season, I used 10 so far and am in 1st place.

    C. Cervelli, 1. Hosmer, 2. Merrifield, 3. Jose Ramirez, SS. Machado, OF. Trout, OF. Cain, OF. Brantley, Util. Gregorius, DL. DeeG.

    deGrom, Snell, Bauer, Newcomb, Ohtani, Stripling, Taillon, Ed-Rod, Gibson, Wacha, Chapman, Herrera, Norris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Morning! Ed-Rod for Gordon, nah on Cahill

  51. knucks says:
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    Biebs isn’t in the ESPN player pool yet. Score another point to the Fantrax crew.

  52. Phil says:
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    Any chance Weaver is the one to get sent down when Martinez returns?

    Add Felipe Vazquez over boxberger, Norris, or vizcaino?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Yes, Weaver could be sent down… Hold on closers

  53. knucks says:
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    In a GS cap league with deep benches, I now own Yar-bro and Andriese for the time being. Will be keeping my eyes glued to Marc Topkin’s tweeter to see if they’re scheduled to eat innings on a particular day. Is anyone else doing this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ralph and I talk about this on the podcast that’s coming today

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: I’ve got them wires tapped. Sad!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  54. OaktownSteve says:
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    Dude! I was out of pocket a lot this weekend so I missed the note on Friday about the store. Thanks man. That was super solid of you. Really appreciate it. We’re more than half way already. Must have been the Razz-bounce. Next time you’re in the city by the Bay I’ll give you (and the Coug) the deluxe gourmet tour of Oaktown.

    The kids NFBC pitching is ridiculous. Here is their SP drafts: Bauer (8th), Richards (9th), Morton (12th), Snell (13th), Montgomery (14th), ERod (20th), Flaherty (25th), Boyd (28th).

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why you don’t over invest in SPs,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No worries, I was hoping I wasn’t being out of line putting your commenter name to your real life… Hope it helped! The Kids’ staff is pretty much my first line in next year’s top 20 starters post…Here’s why you don’t invest in SPs: Frank Voila!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Not out of line at all. I outed myself as not Steve in the FCL this year. The origin of “Steve” is actually a little funny and a little weird. In the very early days of talking on the internet, I hung around in the Craigslist forums a lot, but that was definitely a place where you didn’t want your real name out there. So, in I think To Have or Have Not or possibly Key Largo, Bacall calls Bogey “Steve” even though it’s not his real name (it comes out of nowhere). So for some reason, Steve came to mind for a fake name. Then I added Tuttle and became Steve Tuttle. The Tuttle comes from a MASH episode where they make up a fake doctor on paper called Capt. Tuttle. Over the years it morphed in to John Hopper “Steve” Tuttle. Pulled the plug on Craigslist a long time ago but when I got here I kept the Steve. Whenever I’m at restaurant or a coffee place or something when they ask for my name, I always say”Steve.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! That is hilarious… Steve is a funny name for some reason…I wanna name my next dog, Steve…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            My girlfriend has also gotten into the act. She calls herself “Connie Tuttle.” Sometimes when we’re out of town or something (very rare these days), we’ll introduce ourselves as Steve and Connie.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, Connie’s a good name too… Why is Steve name funny? No obvious reason with sounds, is there?

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                It is a funny name. I’m trying to put my finger on why. I googled why is Steve a funny name and got this from the Urban Dictionary:

                Steve (short for Steven/Stephen) is a name associated with power and awesomeness.
                An Australian male with the name Steve should be praised constantly.
                Historians have noted that the name derives from a line of kings, sports stars and top blokes.
                It has been noted that philosophers in the mould of Nostradamus and Albert Einstein have stated that the name Steve should be put away because it would be difficult for any young male to have such a burden placed on their shoulders.
                However this theory was rebuked by the AOS (Association of Steve’s) who correctly suggested that once a child is named Steve they can automatically take upon such a mantle, as with the name they are the recipient of much greatness, authority and laid-backednesss.
                Parents who embed their children with this hallowed name shall receive an all round champ of a son for their knowledgeable choice.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… That sounds written by a Steve… How funny is the name Steve for a dog? I’m picturing an Australian Setter so maybe there’s something to the Down Under….

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    If you got an Aussie dog and named him Steve, I place a very high percentage chance that over time he would develop the power of human speech.

                    You’d just wake up one day and he’d say, “Good morning, Grey.” And it wouldn’t even surprise you. You’d just be like, “Sup, Steve?”

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @OaktownSteve:

                      Perhaps talking anime Steve dog?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, yes!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I worry Steve would be a bit of a chatterbox

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Steve, can you let me sleep? “Sure, and I can pee in the closet.” “Steve!”

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @OaktownSteve:

                      Steve: What’s Giancarlo got that I haven’t got?

                      You: This is a weird question on a lot of levels, Steve.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Steve: What’s with the 5 minute walks?

                      Me: Steve, you can talk? You can’t walk yourself?

                    • OaktownSteve says:
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                      @OaktownSteve:

                      Steve: Yo, Grey. Dog park. Now!
                      You: Steve, I told you I have to finish the round up.
                      Steve: It has to be now.
                      You: Is this about Connine the beagle?
                      Steve: Uh….no?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA…Steve, the Annoying Australian Setter! Have to get his graphic novel going….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Like Wilfred, but only enjoyably annoying

  55. JC says:
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    Drop Folty or Flaherty for Cahill or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, prolly hold for now

  56. Ty says:
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    Lost Molina early and have been wasting moves every week doing the C Shuffle. I have Ramos but Gattis is available. Like Ramos’ BA, but that’s about all he seems to have. Who should I lock in?
    Thanks.

    • Ty says:
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      @Ty:
      Or Mesoraco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Ramos

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  57. Shon-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team roto 5×5 redraft

    Domingo Santana and Ian Desmond are on the wire, Ryan Zimmerman is coming off the DL.

    1) Drop any of Soto, Schwarber, Smoak, Peraza or Braun for Domingo or Desmond?

    2) When Zimmerman comes off the DL, drop Zimmerman or one of the above?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza for Desmond 2. Prolly drop Soto for Zimm, but tough call

  58. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – down an Acuna . . . how would you rank these schMatada replacements to grab in the interim? 12 team roto.

    Nimmo
    Mark Reynolds
    Gyorko
    Candilero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  59. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    A little late with the comment here but what do you think about dropping Skaggs for Kingham? I’ve already added Musgrove and of course I’m an early adopter of Trevor Williams (doin’ it for Razzball!), so that’s a lot of Pirates arms if that makes any difference. Most teams roll like 9 starting pitchers in this 12 team league so these guys are a bit better than streamers I reckon. Thanks!

    Oh, and Anime Grey is bringin’ it every episode so I hope everyone is watching. (Like one guy yesterday asked about Beillinger in the first comment and I was so tempted to reply: ‘Watch Buy-Sell-Hold’ for your answer, it’s right in front of you! but I didn’t want to be ‘that guy’.) Was that a cameo from the Shark’s Tale shark?

    Have a good one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, can try Kingham, kinda coin flip tho… Thanks, yeah, I think it was a brief cameo from the Shark Tale shark…Haha…. You too!

  60. Alex says:
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    Villanueva or andujar ROS OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andujar

  61. johnnyhobbes says:
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    forgot to ask aout heaney or tyspon ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: thanks for all your help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. Cable says:
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    H/H points ROS…….rank in order. L Weaver,M Gonzalez,J Musgrove,Strippling, Junis , J Odorizzi

  63. Bk says:
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    Zunino or Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  64. Prog_Nation says:
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    Pitching Advice:
    With Alex Reyes heading back, which SP to drop, if any:
    Royal Junis
    Mustachio Mengden
    Losing Reds Castillo
    Poor velocity Corbin
    Wacha Wacha!

    Thinking the order I gave: Will see how Castillo does tonight. Reds and Royals have poor offensive teams, so wins hard to come by, but their other SP stats are not bad.

    Also have C-Mart soon to return.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo, but can wait until he pitches tonight

      • Prog_Nation says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        Sorry for another question, but these other SP’s are available in my Yahoo!!! league listed as trending adds.

        Would you pick any of these over Alex Reyes?
        1) Justin Bieber’s more talented brother
        2) Musgrove
        3 Kingham

        Would think Reyes over Musgrove or Kingham. Bieber may get more run support than Reyes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Reyes? No way

  65. Scott says:
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    Hey, Grey…. thanks for the daily write-ups. Great stuff!!

    10-team mixed 5×5, plus QualStarts (and L’s instead of W’s). Thinking of grabbing Bieber (and/or another WW pitcher) and was wondering which of these guys should get the ol’ heave-ho. Maybe drop two? Thanks!!

    Tanaka, CC, G.RIchards, T.Roark, C.Anderson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, CC

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Thanks…appreciate your time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. Cable says:
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    H/H points ROS…….please rank SPiers in order of preference……Weaver,Odorizzi,Strippling,Musgrove,Junis M Gonzales

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junis, Musgrove

  67. rudboy says:
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    Grey,

    What is your current rank in NFBC?

    Great articles as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Overall? Not sure, I’m in 2nd place in my league, how ya doing?

  68. PHIL says:
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    Stream tropeno, Kingham, or anibal sanchez today? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Phil says:
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        I know I know. I need innings, starts, and K’s.

        • VinWins

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          @Phil: I’m going Kingham, so you should probably try one of the others.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  69. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!

    My 11 tm keeper has Reyes coming back this week so I’ll need to drop a player. Who would you drop? L Castillo, Wacha, Corbin, Newcomb, Pivetta, or Buehler? Could drop ODB, Suarez, or Devers, too. Would you add Cahill over any of those? My 4 keepers were J Ramirez, Rhysus, Bellinger, Correa.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks you too! Castillo is 1st SP gone… If you can drop ODB, prolly would

  70. JayHay says:
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    I know you love some J.A. Happ. 12 team semi keeper (keep 4), 6×6 cat., trade Ross and Heaney for Happ? I’m ok trading Ross but this Heaney thing real. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do that trade in a second

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

    1) Drop Ryon Healy, Maikel Franco, or Jake Lamb for Ian Desmond? or hold
    2) Drop Michael Feliz or German Marquez to activate Kershaw?
    3) drop Yasmani Grandal for Evan Gattis? or hold
    4) Drop Sean Manaea to stream? or hold. I wish I traded him after his no-hitter.

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Ryon Healy
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Maikel Franco
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Jake Lamb

    DL: Wil Myers

    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Hunter Strickland
    P: Michael Feliz
    P: Dan Winkler
    P: Matt Barnes
    SP: Mike Foltenywicz
    SP: Sean Manaea
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Blake Snell
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: German Marquez

    DL: Clayton Kershaw
    DL: Ryan Madson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Healy 2. German 3. Hold 4. Meh, prolly hold

  72. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Need a holds RP to replace Ottavino. Fields, W. Harris, Yates, and Stammen are available. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fields

  73. lwomack58 says:
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    Streaming question
    C. Richards vs Mia-Son +9.8
    S. Bieber @ Min-Son +2.8

    Thank you and have a great day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  74. Murph says:
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    Grey
    1 Who do you like better going forward – Conforto or Nimmo?
    2 Also – which side do you like – Dee Gordon for Salvador Perez?
    3 Also – when you coming back to Jersey?
    Thats all i got
    See ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Conforto 2. Gordon 3. Maybe August…Maybe December

      • Murph says:
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        @Grey: Thanks over-the-internet friend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. MarvPesos

    MarV says:
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    Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year)

    Would you trade away W. Buehler for A. Rendon ? I’ve got decent pitching and I figure Walker will get shut down early. There will also be picks involved but in a bubble, worth it (I’d be getting Rendon)

    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rendon

      • MarvPesos

        MarV says:
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        @Grey: Grey, thank for the quick answer. The guys actually come back now asking about a Rendon for Yelich swap (i’d get Rendon), what do you think of that trade ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair

  76. phennore says:
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    Trading strategy question for a 16-team 5×5 league. I’m currently in 2nd place looking to beef up a struggling offense. With C-Mart coming off the DL, I’m looking to trade one of my starting pitchers for a bat (5 SP/4RP pitching split). My current roster is:
    C- Barnhart
    1B- Hoskins
    2B- C. Hernandez
    3B – Machado
    SS – Peraza
    MI – Saladino
    CI – Y. Alonso
    OF – Margot
    OF – Matt Adams
    OF – Benintendi
    OF – McCutchen
    OF- Peralta
    DH – Chapman
    DH – D. Robertson

    SP – Sale
    SP – Heaney
    SP – Tanaka
    SP – Wood
    SP – Pivetta
    4 relievers.
    DL – C-Mart

    To get a better hitter, would you:
    a. Trade Tanka or Heaney
    b. Trade C-Mart
    c. Trade some other pitcher

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Who could you get for these guys? B. More likely

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

    1) drop Jake Lamb or Maikel Franco for Yonder Alonso? or hold.

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Ryon Healy
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Maikel Franco
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Jake Lamb

    DL: Wil Myers

    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Hunter Strickland
    P: Michael Feliz
    P: Dan Winkler
    P: Matt Barnes
    SP: Mike Foltenywicz
    SP: Sean Manaea
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Blake Snell
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: German Marquez

    DL: Clayton Kershaw
    DL: Ryan Madson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, hold

  78. Lubes says:
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    Went to CLE/CWS yesterday, and got that conflicted feeling on the Tim Anderson HR (yay fantasy, boo team losing). That said, the White Sox defense is truly atrocious- multiple missed pop ups (are dropped foul pops errors? they should be), booted ground balls, not fast enough on DPs. Completely gave the game away.

    Got offered Odubel Herrera for Anderson or Chris Taylor. I’m thinking of responding with Odor. Would you do any of those?

    Also- drop Ryon Healy for Aguilar or Ryan McMahon?

    • Lubes says:
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      @Lubes: Forgot to add- keeper league- would you do Conforto or Juan Soto instead of Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya… That’s prolly the last of the White Sox’s concerns — Could try Odor, they’re all a toss up tho — Aguilar

  79. Keeks says:
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    On a scale from the dumpster fire over this last month to our lord and savior Rhysus Christ of last season what is the ROS outlook on Hoskins?

    Should I be benching him a this point or should he continue to get the benefit of the doubt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know… Maybe the shot to his face last night will be a wake up call, I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt

  80. prey879 says:
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    Who would you drop first: Alonso, Gorkys, or Domingo Santana.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gorkys is just a hot bat

  81. The Shoe says:
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    Hi Grey,

    A. Are you starting Wacha @MIL tonight?

    B. How do you rank Musgrove vs. Cahill, VV, Gibson, Gonzales, Stripling

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. I am, but it’s not a good start B. Cahill, Musgrove

  82. HamPorter says:
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    Deep NL only league with no bench and standard 5×5 scoring. There are not any good prospects on the wire. Someone just dropped Shark. I know he is struggling mightily, but would he be better than any of my other bad pitchers: Eflin, Chen, or Chatwood? I had to pickup up Chen, who was the best starting pitcher available the other day. Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Samardzija seems injured — if you want to stash him over Chen, go for it… But I wouldn’t start Samardzija until I saw something decent

      • HamPorter says:
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        @Grey: yeah that’s what I was thinking. We have no bench, so that sucks. I was going to see how he does in Coors tonight. What could go wrong with that start?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • HamPorter says:
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            @Grey: you are wise beyond your years sir! One inning and done for the shark.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thank god!

  83. Tony says:
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    Hader and mccullers for gerrit cole in a dynasty we keep em all

    This is my staff
    Severino
    Snell
    Castillo
    Reyes coming tomorrow
    Mccullers
    Quintana
    Gausman
    Urias dl
    Nelson dl

    Last week i was demolished by gausman, mccullers and quintana starts lol, i hope they can turn it around

    Do i pull the trigger with the aforementioned trade?

    Also, do you think that theres any chance that hader starts games this season?

    Thanks grey you the best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hader won’t start games this year… He will be worth a top 50 overall player tho… You’re giving up too much

  84. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (extra categories are OPS, total bases, losses and holds): Who to drop to activate Kershaw on Thursday: Josh Bell, Mitch Moreland, Jordan Hicks, Keone Khela, Nate Jones, David Robertson or Fernando Rodney? I know it probably seems like Hicks but I do like him for holds, ratios and K’s and I don’t believe Norris closes for the rest of the season whether it’s because of performance or injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  85. JP says:
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    Thoughts on Jonathan Schoop? Is he someone to hold on to in hopes that he turns in around or should I stream his roster spot (he’s on my bench), guys like Desmond, Kemp, F. Romero, Teheran are all available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  86. eric says:
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    Grey, Please rank order Fulmer, ERod, Heany

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney, Fulmer

  87. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Yoan Moncada or Jose Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

  88. Drew says:
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    How does Folty for Andujar in a 16-team OPS keeper sound?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andujar side

  89. Kyle Eberth says:
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    Which Side :: C.Mart and Crawford or Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  90. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop Andrew Miller for oh, Yarbrough, wacha, or minter?
    The league doesn’t include holds, we have an inning limit, and I lost Thor for however long so I guess I could go wacha. But thing is Miller could come back strong after his stint. I also have the feeling he’s getting the closer role or traded, because he’s great and any team needs to reevaluate when a reliever is as good as him and playing as bad as him. He is prolly better then Allen and how much longer can they really depend on allen..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  91. Five-on-One says:
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    12-team, 5×5 league with weekly lineups. I have too many good (well, decent) MI’s. I have Freeman cemented to 1B and Bryant on 3B, but also have Yonder, Aguillar and Suarez. And Braun, Desmond and Gallo playing in my OF. Trades are difficult to come by in my league.

    So, for this week, start Yonder (6 games, all righties) and Aguillar (5 games) and sit Suarez (5 games, 3 @SD)?

    Also, sit Gallo (6 games, 4 lefties) for the new leadoff hitter Mallex (6 games)?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, don’t sit Suarez, I’d start Gallo too, unless I just needed SBs

      • Five-on-One says:
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        @Grey: So who to sit out of the three corner guys? Suarez, Yonder or Jesus A? Yonder faces 6 righties, and both Suarez and Jesus have been red-hot.

        And does your response mean you would start Gallo over Mallex even though Gallo struggles to play/hit lefties and is facing 4 of them this week? Need to start 5 of Trout, Puig, Braun, Desmond, Gallo, Mallex and Polanco. Polanco sits (obv), but who else?

        Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yonder — Can go with Mallex, it’s apples/oranges

  92. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    As an owner, I love all of the Goldy references. Great stuff indeed.

    And I guess yesterday was not a good day to bench both Goldy and Encarnacion. I have no idea what to do with these guys anymore. Goldy in particular. He sux!

    And finally, you made it sound like Darvish will not find another injury in the Monty blurb. You know better than that. I am fully expecting his season to be over.

    That’s all. Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, hope not with Yu

  93. J-FOH says:
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    Hey Culligan Man! How’s it going. I also benched Montgomery who BTW, has been totally jerked around by the Cubs and should have been in the rotation. His bitter pill pitching has cost a good start because like the middle child, he finally gets to ride shotgun in the car after pouting in the back seat all season long

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flukazy! Actually, I wished I flukazy’d Montgomery and accidentally started him, but instead I moved him out of my lineup bc he was crushed last week in middle relief… I moved him out of my lineup in 3 leagues!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Thats why I opened with HCM. Damn, the one time you wished you were a flukay so divine inattention could kick in and you failed. Such a do gooder

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So damn proactive!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: acne issues?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, swear to God, there’s a vending machine at a mall near me that has Proactiv

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: thats hilarious and genius

  94. Five-on-One says:
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    12-team, 5×5 league with weekly lineups. Please rank for upcoming week:

    2-start Richard vMIA ($9.8) and vATL ($12.1)
    2-start Sonny G @BAL ($6.0) and @TOR ($4.9)
    Vince V @SF ($6.3)
    Mengden vTB ($5.7)
    Wacha vPIT ($4.2)

    Sonny G has got to be last, right? I mean, if I dropped him, would anyone pick him up? You don’t have to answer that last one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Gray anywhere…

      Richard, VV, Mengden

  95. Christopher Sherwin says:
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    Juan Soto
    Matt Chapman
    Greg Bird
    Ian Desmond

    Rank for ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, Soto

  96. ERad says:
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    Chris Taylor finally heats up in the leadoff spot – Roberts moves him down to 6th and he goes 0-4 with 4 Ks

    Gotcha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know

  97. Ashtray says:
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    Pedroia or Semien ROS in OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  98. Steve says:
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    Moncada, Desmond, Bux, Bell, Vlad

    That the right order ROS? Util, 12T h2h 5×5 redraft

    According to trade analyzer it’s: Moncada, Bell, Desmond…Bux…..Vlad

    Top 3?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada, Desmond, Vlad

  99. Sideshow27 says:
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    Ryan McMahon a pickup in a deep league? Should have 2B eligibility soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  100. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Are either of Donaldson or Kelvin Herrera too much in trade offers for Desmond?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much, I prefer Desmond

  101. Steve says:
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    More saves: Alvarado or Tepera?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tepera

  102. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Thoroughly enjoy missing the Thor start this week with a bullshit injury to limit his innings after rosters lock. Thanks again Mets! You suck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, sucks

  103. Dwyer says:
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    Start godley tn vs Cinci?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I owned him, I’d start him

  104. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Grey –

    13 teamer, Yahoo, 5×5 roto in need of steals and runs (I’m in the bottom of those categories). I’ve been offered Dee Gordon for my Trevor Bauer and Shane Greene. Here are the pitchers I currently own:
    -Tanaka
    -Robbie Ray
    -Alex Reyes
    -Taillon
    -Alex wood
    -Nick Pivetta
    -Andrew Heaney
    -Trevor Williams

    Is that initial deal fair for me? Or do I attempt to take away Bauer and insert one or two of the guys above?

    THanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, don’t love it for you

  105. JC says:
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    Drop Stripling for Junis or hold.?

    • knucks says:
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      @JC: Can you pitch Stripling tomorrow and decide after?

  106. knucks says:
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    12 team roto 6×6 (OPS and QS)

    Was feverishly pitching offers around the league last night and one just was accepted… Traded away Felipe Rivero + Devers for his Rendon. Didn’t think he would accept that. Even if “Vazquez” is fine, I’m pretty satisfied. What do you think?

  107. waffles says:
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    good stuff Grey

    would you trade Berrios for Manaea + J Flaherty in a 20 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I wouldn’t

  108. Big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty OBP/QS

    Drop two have alex Reyes coming off 60day dl and I’m moving Miller onto my 10day dl spot

    Caleb smith
    Stroman
    Sonny gray
    Kingham
    Kela
    Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman, Gray

  109. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Butera in the lineup tonight – 6/9 with a HR vs Gibson. Also, Cards’ lineup not listed yet, but I’m hoping for Gyorko – 11/17 with a HR vs Davies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olympic Weightlifter Drew Butera!

  110. JP says:
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    Another Catcher question, I saw that you ranked Gattis ahead of Devin M. ROS, how would you rank Mesoraco, Gattis and K. Suzuki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suzuki 2nd

  111. OaktownSteve says:
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    This will probably surprise. I’m streaming Godley today in the FCL. Reds have never seen him before.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reds are pretty sad too… Not a bad call…I’d guess 6 IP, 3 ER and win

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Diamondbacks are really on the ropes as well. They got a win against the A’s but that was pretty much Corbin. Marte and Brito hitting 5-6, Bizarro Goldy, no Pollock, Ahmed, Owings hasn’t hit at all. D’Backs are probably streamable against even at home for the moment.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The D-Backs might’ve got hot yesterday tho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whatever happened with Magoo?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I haven’t talked to him in awhile. I should get in touch with him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope he’s not too upset about Wacha being better after his 1st week of starts

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            If he were he could still just come into the room and scream “TOMMY EFFING PHAM”

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @OaktownSteve:

              Magoo is one of the few fantasy players I know who likes to look at speed scores. He’s plucked a few good one’s that way even though it doesn’t really make sense to me. He was really early in on Starling Marte I remember.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Wonder how he feels about Mallex Smith

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who actually has been in a bad slide over the last few weeks…But we’ll see on Pham

  112. Ron swanson says:
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    Should I deal Snell for Suarez? Sps r below and my 3B is Candaleiro

    Price
    Darvish
    Snell
    Bauer
    Happ
    Heaney
    Godley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need a 3B

  113. Ron Swanson says:
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    with machado at 3b or ss I suppose I need either position, could I do better? I also have Vlad stashed … Team below:

    Suzuki
    Edwin
    Merrifield
    Machado
    Candeleiro
    Blackmon
    Springer
    Adams
    Rosario
    Moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you might be able to do better, but I like Suarez

      • Ron swanson says:
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        @Grey: ok thanks, anyone you would have in mind? Or leave it to my imagination?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anyone like who? I don’t follow?

  114. jc says:
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    Grey
    Stripling or Junis?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junis

  115. Paul says:
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    Which side? Polanco and Dickerson for Ozuna and puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  116. Jim says:
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    Pitch Alex Reyes in Milwaukee tomorrow? Tough 1st start back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For sure

  117. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Thoughts on Domingo ros? Still like the power? How bout over Mac Williamson? Looks like they’ll be giving him a long look in sf and he’s got power. 6 in one half dozen in the other?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, over Mac, might be 6 of one tho

  118. Jt says:
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    C chirinos
    1b Abreu
    2b Albies
    3b Bryant
    Ss Tim Anderson
    If moose
    Of Ozuna, benetendi, Cain, puig
    Util Ohtani, Dahl
    Bench haniger,Peraza

    Pitching
    Sale, Nola, Ohtani, Bauer, pivetta, wacha, Trevor williams, Gray
    Colome, Alvarado, Bradley, Jeffress
    DL Alex Reyes

    12 team h2h 5×5 cats with added net steals, triples, obp, losses, homers given up, holds

    Who do I drop to start Alex Reyes and don’t say Trevor Williams he’s been money!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray? Or Peraza

  119. Jack says:
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    Marco or Caleb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh…Depends on matchups…Marco

  120. LG Baseball says:
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    Great write up Grey,

    Have a lot of good options on the wire. Please rank top 3:

    Puig, Domingo, Desmond, Aguilar, C. Santana, Conforto

    Thanks!
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Puig, Desmond, Santana

  121. jack florida says:
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    16 team keeper h2h, waiver wire is bare, i am out of contention

    goldy—–t oneill, buxton, chapman

    is this enough of a return for goldy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d want more

  122. jack florida says:
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    16 team keeper, h2h, out of contention

    a manager wants goldy from me—what kind of return should i be looking for?

    his first offer was t oneill, buxton and a prospect [beeks] which i think is a little weak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A lot more than that… Maybe buy low on Ozuna?

    • jack florida says:
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      @jack florida: sorry for the duplicate post, do not know why?

  123. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    C’mon Clevinger, you’re making this a lot harder than it needs to be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Settling in now, it seems.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He realized who he was facing

  124. knucks says:
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    12 team roto 6×6 (OPS and QS)

    Was feverishly pitching offers around the league last night and one just was accepted… Traded away Felipe Rivero + Devers for his Rendon. Didn’t think he would accept that. Even if “Vazquez” is fine, I’m pretty satisfied. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trade!

  125. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    who’s the weak link for holds out of these: bradley, k-rob, kintzler (madson i owned previously and could again, use this name to represent top holds guy for WAS), kelly?

    2. same league, has OPS. mallex just dropped. i had delino for steals and this in general:
    C uncle fester
    1B goldy
    2B schoop a doop
    SS anderson
    2B/SS harrison
    3B sano
    CI gyorko
    LF brantley
    CF delino (LF)
    RF stanton (LF)
    OF mcclutchin’ (CF/RF)
    util puig (RF)
    BN gone varnish (2B/SS), andujar, ohtani (espn league so i have both), rhysus (1B/LF). this many bench bats from a h2h max starts per week rule for pitchers.
    mallex or delino? on the season mallex ranked 17th for CF’ers and a 3.51 in steals vs delino’s 31st and 3.18 (espn rater numbers)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kintzler… mallex

      • 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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        @Grey: so you’d keep bradley over madson (when back, which sounds sooner than originally imagined (by me anyway))?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d keep Bradley

  126. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Cast and Nola for Cain and Odubel. Which side? Fairish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, it’s fair

  127. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Is knebel save to trade for in your opinion? The guy has him Jansen and familia and I’m trying to trade holds for saves. Out of the 3 of them after Jansen which do you prefer? Familia or knebel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he’s cheap enough to get, I don’t think he’s that safe tho…Something’s been up with Knebel all year

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        @Grey: youse guys called it last year on rivero/knebel, both RP breakouts, BUT WAY overworked, esp rivero.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So overworked!

          • Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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            @Grey: you’re the man grey, thx

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  128. Crazy J says:
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    I was brave enough to cut Weaver on one of my teams… of course I have Max and Clayton, so I don’t feel too bad about it.

    Yeah Boyyyyyd!

    5 more teams to go :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  129. Drew says:
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    Sooo, if Matt Davidson good now? His walk rate is tripled and K rate is down a bit. What does his ROS look like? Playable in 16-team OPS league?

    • Drew says:
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      @Drew: *is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Isn’t he on the DL? He’s a 25-homer/.235 hitter… In a 16-team OPS league, he’s definitely playable, should be owned

      • Drew says:
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        @Grey: ya. DL’d now for back issues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  130. Mr. A Knife says:
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    another in the list of people who should never be playing ahead of villar goes down, the salad man. F you MIL manager you finally (again) have to give villar at bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  131. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Grey-
    I’m gonna activate Alex Reyes for tomorrow’s start and I need to drop one of these guys….

    Castillo
    Newcomb
    Flaherty

    Rest of my SPs Degrom, Quintana, Snell, Archer and Buehler

    Which 2 RP do you like most ROS- Felipe Rivero, Iglesias(10 day DL), Familia?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo… Raisel, Jeurys

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the insight!………Thoughts on dropping Flaherty or Hosmer/ Carlos Santana(my bench/Util spot)for Vlad Jr? I’m guessing You’re gonna tell me to hold on to the bats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not necessarily, I could see losing Santana and just starting Hosmer…Vlad will be better than Carlos as soon as he’s promoted

          • Andrew Mellars says:
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            @Grey: I just don’t want to miss out on owning Vlad somewhere! Hopefully BJs call him up soon!

            • Grey

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              Gotta be soon

              • Andrew Mellars says:
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                @Grey: Has to be! Someone also just dropped Hoskins? Should I find room for him?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, def

                  • Andrew Mellars says:
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                    @Grey: Sounds like I’m burning thru my 3 weekly moves in a hurry! Thanks G-Rey! Always legit ass advice

                    • Grey

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                      No problem

  132. godleyawful says:
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    Hi Grey- got a massive offer on the table and need someone to talk me through this.

    my Dozier, Contreras, Robbie Ray, CarMart, Strickland and Xander for his Lindor, Kluber, LeMaheiu and Grandal

    Clearly, I’m getting the best two guys, but is it worth letting go of Contreras and Dozier who are due for big second halves?

    • Grey

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      Works for me

  133. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Swapping Khris Davis for Inciarte a good move if I’m looking for a SB upgrade? Is that giving up too much? Thanks!

  134. Play Ball says:
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    As good a year as Treinen is having, would you trade him for Jansen? Yes, no or an enthusiastic absolutely?

  135. Danny almonte says:
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    Odor , contract expire after 2020 season
    Or Cano, expires after 2019?

  136. William Hung says:
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    Luis Castillo killing me tonight!

    Overreact and drop him for Cahill?

  137. papasmurf says:
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    Picked up Gorkys to stream. Cooled him right off.

    The guy I sat to start Gorkys? Gardner (vs. Morton)… 2 homers 4 hits.

    Joe D is lucky I wasn’t alive back then. Woulda singlehandedly ended his hitting streak.

  138. Corleone22 says:
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    Like many above, Reyes and Iglesias come back and need to lose two.
    Sounds like you are down on Castillo. And tonight didn’t help his cause…
    Which 2 would you lose?
    Castillo- disappointing but big arm
    Erod- he looks good. Good k and good team
    Fernando Romero-awesome stats thus far but I don’t think he’s impressive as early numbers
    Mikolas- no is but he is a pitcher not a thrower
    Flaherty- do you think he stays in rotation rest of year.?

    Thanks per usual.

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