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If you look around Petco and see Padres fans on the edge of their seats, they’re A) Probably the visiting team’s fans. B) If they are Padres fans, they’re on the edge of their seats because they don’t want to wrinkle the back of their Izod shirt.  C) There’s no C.  They’re not anticipating Trevor Cahill, because they think Trevor Cahill is the ex-Navy guy who works in their office who they need to fire but are worried he’s going to beat the crap out of them.  When they hear Trevor Cahill is a Padres pitcher, their response is, “Ah, Padres, I miss Tony Gwynn.”  So, who is Trevor Cahill?  He ain’t Luis Severino, I’ll tell you that.  I don’t see the upside of Pineda, Paxton, McCullers, Urias or any other sexy AF young starter.  As commenter, Bigly Leagues pointed out, Trevor Cahill is:

7th in FIP (2.64)
6th in xFIP (2.83)
8th in K/9 (11.1)
18th in WAR (0.8)

What he didn’t point out is how Cahill is doing it.  That’s no critique of BL, it’s not his job to point it out, though I guess he could’ve and saved me the work.  C’mon, BL!  Cahill’s doing it with the league’s 2nd best curveball.  He’s not doing it with his 90 MPH fastball, that’s for sure.  He doesn’t even have the world’s best control (3.3 BB/9).  The rest of his pitches are mostly basic, which brings me to my problem.  If he doesn’t get the curve over, or it’s just not working for some reason, the house of cards is going to fall and Kevin Spacey is going to be talking into the camera about how terrible Cahill looks.  I’d own Cahill everywhere to see if he can continue, but I have less confidence in him in away games.  That giant safety net in Petco makes everyone a slightly better trapeze walker.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Austin Hedges – At WordPress University in Montpelier, as I studied for my BB (Bachelor of Blogging), they’d say, “This is the one Bachelor degree that will lead to you always being a bachelor,” but they also taught us about clickbait, linkbait and batebait, which is putting sexy girls on your site so guys stay longer to, uh, satisfy their urges.  With that in mind, I would’ve failed out if I ever led off with two Padres in a fantasy baseball column.

Devin Mesoraco – The ugly truth is anything Mesoraco says honestly.

Caleb Joseph – Big week for catchers (not really).  I love these guys (I don’t)!  Gimme gimme gimme (no gimme no gimme no gimme)!  Hey, Contrarian Parenthetical Voice, could you stop (no)?

Yulieski Gurriel – Am I the only one hoping Yulieski says there was a mistake with his passport when he emigrated and his real name is Yuli Gillooly?

Cody Bellinger – The Dodgers may send Bellinger down right after this posts, but if they do, I will cry, and my Cougar wife says when I cry, my prayers will be answered, which made it weird when they told me at Starbucks they were out of coconut milk.  Grey wants his mocha-coco-latte, Creole Lady Marmalade!

Marwin Gonzalez – You know what they grow in Marwin’s Gardens?  Hot schmotatoes.

Josh Harrison – I just gave you my Josh Harrison fantasy.  It was written while spreading eagle on the hood of a car in a Whitesnake video.

T.J. Rivera – My love for Rivera is not completely rational, nor does it coalesce with reality.  The preceding sounds like something Stephen Hawking would say through his Speak & Spell.

Hernan Perez – Some of the guys in this Buy being available makes sense to me.  Perez being available makes my logic circuits crisscross like everyone wearing their pants backwards.  Now I am a hip-hopping Hawking.

Joey Gallo – I gave you my Joey Gallo fantasy last week.  I wrote it on Molly.  Not the drug, this woman in an Uber-shared ride that was in the seat I wanted.

Didi Gregorius – Mashing up The Gregorius D.I.D. and Kendrick Lamar, because Didi missed April with a DL stint, he got boo-boo payments to make, ain’t that right, boo?  True.

Freddy Galvis – It seems like every time I pick Galvis he homers, which means either I don’t pick him up that much or I should pick him up more.

Kevin Pillar – I made a tough choice to drop Pillar the other day because I was just carrying too many bats, and the siren call of Mark Reynolds going to Coors this weekend had me holding him, but I still like Pillar.  Good foundation guy that adds a Grecian amphitheater feel.

David Peralta – He’s been sidelined by the flu the last few days, but you know what else has the flu?  Balls in Coors where Peralta is this weekend.  Bet the Hitter-Tron likes him just as it likes metal on metal love.

Delino DeShields – Whether you call him The Dentist or DeShizz or DeSeffinguyhasdisappointedmesomanytimes, the Rangers seemed to have finally seen the light and put DeShields in as their leadoff man.

Michael Taylor – It’s up to Michael Taylor to continue the legacy of the Bowden Fluffer since it doesn’t count that Lastings Milledge is in a community theater production of The Brown Bunny.

Bud Norris – Not even joking when I say The Sciosciapath is crazy enough to keep Norris as closer even after Cam Bedrosian returns.  Though, he’s also crazy enough to let Norris close on, say, Friday, and start a game on Sunday, so who knows.

Nick Vincent – Bummer how bad Edwin Diaz looks, is what people who own Diaz might say, but I say Nick Vincent for SAGNOF!

Hector Neris – I see Neris is only owned in 38% of leagues, and I think about how it seemed more people were excited about Neris before he actually became the closer than when he was just a closer-in-waiting.  ‘The Neris is Always Greener’ as Erma Bombeck named her fantasy team.  *looks up*  Balloons don’t drop signaling me winning something for working Erma Bombeck into a fantasy baseball post?  C’mon!

Alex Cobb – This is a Stream-o-Nator call like the call it takes from telemarketers to just talk until they hang up.

JC Ramirez – This one isn’t about the Stream-o-Nator, because SON hates Ramirez’s next start like it hates formal functions when it’s invited with a plus one.  JC just has me intrigued; here’s hoping he doesn’t knock some frankincense into us.

SELL

Ervin Santana – His ERA is 0.66 and his Ks are down, walks are up and BABIP is .141.  Ervin’s Magic won’t last long.

Dylan Bundy – His velocity is down three miles per hour, that’s a difference of speeds between you sprinting to your man cave vs. taking out the garbage.  His BABIP is .257, that’s not quite a line drive being knocked down by a flying squirrel, making a surefire hit into an out, but it’s close.  His LOB% is 86.7%, that’s not quite putting four guys on per inning but having baserunners pass each other on the bases and getting an out instead of a run, but it’s not far off.  His ground balls are up, his line drives are up, his homers allowed is ridiculously low; there’s pretty much not one area of Bundy’s the Regression Fairies are not tapping their well-manicured fingers on.  Would I trade him for a Bed, Bath and Beyond 20% off coupon?  Nope, but I would explore options.

   
  1. William Hung says:
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    Owned both Perez and Gallo for like 3 days before I dropped them both for Rendon and Josh Harrison. My cursed team just wasn’t working with Perez and Gallo – both combined for 1 hit during that time and when I picked Perez up, he hadn’t struck out in like a week, only for his first game with me was 0-4 with 2 Ks… c’mon man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t be jinxing my Buys!

    • Tony says:
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      @William Hung: Tough break picking up Rendon

      • Making it up says:
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        @Tony: hahahaha sonned

      • William Hung says:
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        @Tony: The full story – I drafted Rendon and suffered through his entire April and had a sonnavadrop the day he blew up. But got lucky when nobody in my league picked him up and I got him back on my team.

  2. Oppo Taco says:
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    Better pick up, Taylor or Altherr? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  3. Oppo Taco says:
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    Better pick up, Taylor, Broxton or Altherr? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  4. MikeZ says:
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    Gyorko or Margot ROS in my 12 team 5×5 league with no bench. I’m pretty good with steals, so I’m leaning toward Gyorko…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  5. John says:
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    Wondering what your thoughts on JBJ for Maeda are?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  6. Trey says:
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    What level of pitcher can I target for Ervin?

    How about bats – I need 1B, SS, and OF help. H2H points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buy low on Story?

  7. Cram It says:
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    Dear Abby,

    So this girl I started seeing recently…told me she doesn’t wear underwear when she wear dresses and skirts. While this would be great if I participated in public sex on the reg, I don’t know how I feel about this in general. Is this normal for women? Am I overreacting in not wanting to picture her next to my mom at Christmas dinner with no undies on? Is this a me problem?

    5 girl readers?

    Signed,
    Trying to stay classy in Baltimore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you dating Mike Napoli’s sister?

    • Laura Holt

      Laura Holt says:
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      @Cram It: Finally, I’ve been waiting for someone to ask for a female perspective on relationship advice around here! I’m sure your new friend is lovely, but if you just started dating recently and this is how she’s selling herself to you, I think she only wants one thing from you. (Hint: it’s not sitting next to your mother at Christmas dinner). If this is the same thing you want from her, go for it, but if you’re looking for a long-term partner, move on. (Or, go for it and then move on). By the way, I’m also going to take this opportunity for a little self-promotion by mentioning that I suggested taking a look at Trevor Cahill in my very first column for this very website… I told y’all that some of these stiffs might end up mixed-league worthy!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        But what if the girl is Mike Napoli’s sister?

        • Laura Holt

          Laura Holt says:
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          @Grey: If it’s Mike Napoli’s sister, then I think we’re all gonna need some photographic evidence to prove it!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Pics or it didn’t happen, agreed!

      • Cram It says:
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        @MW: @Laura Holt: @Laura Holt: Ha. Thanks for chiming in, Laura. The thing is, she doesn’t wear the panties ever though, not just around me or since me. She’s always done this because she finds them uncomfortable/panty lines show. I’m also pretty sure she’s not promiscuous, or whatever descriptive is P.C. for that type of thing.

        I’ll try and pick up Cahill! Appreciate the advice, on both counts. And holy S, another girl. I thought the 5 girl readers things was a myth. Right? A strong breeze, anything!

          • Cram It says:
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            @MW: Something tells me that link is NSFW

            • MW says:
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              @Cram It:
              Haha, sorry, it’s from the Simpsons!

              • Cram It says:
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                @MW: Oh I’m clicking on it when I get out of work!

        • Laura Holt

          Laura Holt says:
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          @Cram It: Hmm, now that I’m thinking about it, I had a friend a few years ago who told me that she’d gone like 10 years w/o underwear due to the comfort factor, and she was one of the least promiscuous people I’ve ever met. I’m getting the vibe that you’re pretty in to this girl, and if the biggest red flag is her anti-panty stance it sounds like things are on the right track.
          Now I’m invested and want to know what happens next!

    • MW says:
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      @Cram It:
      As a Girl, I think Laura gave good advice. Also as a girl I’d be concerned about a strong breeze.

      • Laura Holt

        Laura Holt says:
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        @MW: Yeah, wind and skirts are a dangerous combination even when undergarments are present. Then again, I guess I’m not the best girl to give advice on that front since I don’t have a ton of skirts in my closet… my only recent wardrobe malfunction was leaving the house yesterday and being devastated to realize that I’d forgotten to wear my Millennium Falcon necklace on Star Wars day.

        • VictoriaB

          VictoriaB says:
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          @Laura Holt: Hahaha, Laura! Girl after my own heart.

          @Cram It : Of course this girl supports other girls’ right to wear (or not wear) whatever they like, and perhaps I’m just overly repressed by a legion of British ancestors frowning down upon me, but your knickers-or-no-knickers question just makes me think about the episode in “Sex and the City” when Harry got into the habit of sitting on Charlotte’s brand-new white couch, stark naked…

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @VictoriaB: That’s only a problem if Harry has a wiping issue. Someone should ask Backdoor Sliders if Crams FCL belt had stains on it.

            Personally Cram, I’d say she wants to get Crammed

  8. CMUTimmah says:
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    Odd shituation:

    Schwarber is not a leadoff hitter… Ks way too much for points and isn’t hitting. So do I hold, or drop for:
    Carlos Gonzalez (ROUGH out the gates and if traded from Colorado, probably halves his value)
    Broxton
    Taylor
    Perez

    10 team points league, but we start 5 OFs, so OF depth levels out to a normal sized 3 OF league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: “I’ll never let go, Rose.”

        • CMUTimmah says:
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          @CMUTimmah: Wait… is like 18 years too long for a Titanic reference?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Billy Zane is so evil!

          • CMUTimmah says:
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            @Grey: He is! But is it too much to ask that my pitchers on my fantasy team are as cut throat as Billy Zane taking a boat spot ahead of women and children?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m rearranging the deck chairs like the Titanic orchestra on some teams

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Oh man, have you seen Survival Island by (1%) chance?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Never heard of it, but hoping you bring it up now b/c Napoli’s mom’s in it

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Close! Kelly Brook and her fantastic breasts are on full display. I say this like I knew who she was before I saw the movie. But also of note, Billy Zane’s performance I found quite impressive for such a shitty movie.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh Billy’s also great as a slimebag

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: You root for him in this one.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ooh, new look Billy Zane

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, that’s what I’m saying. I was like dang, Billy maturing and laying down some acting chops.

                    • Grey

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                      In that movie? Haha

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah dude. Apparently it’s an erotic thriller? Whatever, Zane was great, and that “movie” couldn’t hold his performance.

                    • Grey

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                      That movie is “in-Zane”

    • Tweak says:
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      @CMUTimmah: You should listen to your friend Billy Zane. He’s a cool dude.

  9. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Getting tired of Renfroe & his complete disregard for taking some walks….Are DeShields, Domingo, Alonso or even waiting on Hoskins all better options at this point for ROS? Trying to fill UT spot, can you rank those guys, please? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go w/ DeShields

      • NoOneIsHome says:
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        @Grey: I have Souza, too. Drop him or Renfroe for DeShields?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Souza can be lost

          • NoOneIsHome says:
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            @Grey: Would you rank Hicks higher than Souza and/or Renfroe ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Over Souza

  10. Gregory Bosley says:
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    My Bundy for Birdhat’s Odubel? That’s a great sounding phrase. I found out my friend Justin’s nickname is Birdhat and it makes every phrase sound great.

    it’s like birdhat on your wedding day
    birdhat drinks your milkshake

    Okay, maybe it was just that first one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Birdhat’s wearing a nest on his head, just sayin

  11. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What do you think about what Yonder Alonso is doing? Sounds like a JD/Donaldson swing-change guy, so maybe its sustainable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, might’ve changed approaches, worth a flyer

  12. J-Hova says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Streamonator isn’t crazy about Cahill vs the Dodgers at home are you starting him?

    This is the first week that I havnt had a guy on the sell list which is a nice start to the weekend. My heart was pounding as i scrolled down slowly dreading the possibility of Story or Odor being listed…

    I know you’re loving the Kendrick but you should take some time to listen to the Brother Ali. It’s his best since the Champion EP. Ant handles all of the production and really did a great job

    Thanks Gray!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah worth a shot… sweet will download it, was just trying to find some new stuff to download

  13. William Hung says:
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    Rizzo 0-2 so far…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any sight of moon?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: If he goes 0 fer again today i’m gonna moon him…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: 0-3 with a K – looking…

            He’s obviously not a sell low but still sucks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: He got a hit!!!!! OMFG!!!! HE GOT A HIT!!! Now he just needs to hit 3 HRs across Sat/Sun and everything will be alright.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  14. Kevin says:
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    So are we picking up JC Ramirez but still treating him as a streamer for the time being?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try him, he looks solid

  15. SallyCips says:
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    Saw your Marvin article this morning right after I saw him get picked up, and I cried a little.

    I dropped Hedges for returning Sanchez, and I cried…nah I didn’t Hedges wasn’t doing much the last few days. I’m having a hard time keeping two catchers in a two catcher league this season.

    Waiting on a Fowler DL stint right now for an add, though may be a straight drop is in the cards.

    Hey, any word on Shawn Kelly? The dude has been MIA for like a week now with a undisclosed DTD?

    Anyhoo, have a good weekend, boo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Kelley’s sick… you too!

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: Ack, yeah, that would be the case. Man, tis the season. We’ve had various ailments here, too. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. ctrengove says:
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    Which side of the trade?

    J Upton for McCullers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair, McCullers

  17. Bear of the schwarb says:
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    What to do with Trumbo, lemahieu, jose peraza, story and Polanco in a shallow league? The avgs are killing me…

    With conforto, kemp Upton, jd martinez, beltre, franco, bregman and marwin gonzalez all available would you make any moves or ride it out

    Also could I get a top 75 hitter for bundy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need to ride out those guys… try it w/ Bundy

  18. Jon Strayer says:
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    Drop Peraza for Deshields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  19. Steve Stevenson says:
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    AL-only, no bench, can only drop guys if they hit the DL, are replaced by someone coming off the DL, or are demoted: Kennys or The Lisper’s Nightmare?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  20. Garbles says:
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    Grey, you’re the best at what you do and I adore your writing, but the players on both sides of today’s buy/sell was a Kevin from Espn level of analysis.

    • Grey

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      Ha

  21. Matt says:
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    I got this trade offer in my league (keeper league)

    I send:
    Kluber
    Adam Jones
    Puig
    Dozier

    I receive:
    Mookie Betts
    Julio Urias
    Didi Gregorious
    Avisail Garcia

    Fair? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts side

  22. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Would you drop Kepler for Michael Taylor?

    Also, how long should I continue Jackie Bradley Jr?

    Regards,
    Christopher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Taylor if you need SBs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on options with JBJ

  23. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Beckham, JBJ, Harrison, Dickerson, Pillar, Gardner, Heyward, or Ellsbury?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      JBJ

  24. William Hung says:
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    Peraza is available in my league – didn’t really think much of him since I had Josh Harrison, but maybe Peraza > Harrison? Since Harrison is batting leadoff and Peraza is shuttling between batting #2 and #7/8, not sure if I should make the swap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza for SBs… Harrison for everything else

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I was leaning that way too – it’s tough cause I already have an all SB/no HR guy in Deez Nutz so I think Peraza wouldn’t be a good fit. Deez Nutz appears to be running lately, so hopefully I won’t need to waste a spot on Peraza to try to put 2 guys like that in my lineup. I’m already bowling a donut this week in homers

        • Grey

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          I hear ya

  25. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Lot of guys wearing tiny sombreros in the stands at Wrigley. Looks like the crowd attending a Men on Film panel at Comic Con.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  26. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Kiermaier or DeShields ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  27. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Great buy / sell, column.

    a. This link’s for Cram if he’s still out there.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348109/

    In a nutshell they are all dogs except for C.J.!!! She is stunning in this movie. Somewhere around 01h53m00s until the end. Rent it somehow.

    b. Grey, now for you.

    1. Longest lasting hit on Broadway in New York?

    i. Cats
    ii. Phantom of the Opera
    iii. Chicago

    2. Longest lasting hit on Broadway in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital?

    Poverty and Hunger!!!

    To wit, Africa was built on a large ant hill! If you travel in Zambia south from the border with DR Congo, you’ll find vast plots of land completely unused and overrun with….termite hills!!! Seriously, termite hills as high as 6 feet and as wide as 12 inches in diameter! Here’s some advice:

    i. Crush all the termite hills;
    ii. Send in an army of aardvarks;
    iii. Plant stuff so the people can eat.
    iv. Frank voila, an end to that Broadway hit in Lusaka.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Cats! Haha awesome!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        That was my thought too! It’s Phantom of the Opera and by a lot!

        Phantom of the Opera – 12,174

        Chicago – 8,499

        The Lion King – 8,099

        Cats – 7,485

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Ante Galic says:
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          @Ante Galic: Grey!

          How do you like these trade ideas in a 10-team H2H points league?

          a. I give Bundy and Benintendi for Judge;
          b. I give Duffy and Benintendi for Judge;
          c. I give Duffy and Benintendi for Judge.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • LenFuego says:
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            @Ante Galic: b is great but c is awful!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, shocking

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ante Galic: Rent? Ante, there’s this thing called Pornhub.

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Cram It: lol, i downloaded it i think in 2008. there are no more hits/seeds whatever for it.

        cheers,
        Ante

        • Cram It says:
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          @Ante Galic: Seeds! Ha. Yeah that was so 10 years ago.

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Cram It: Cram!

            Seeds and peers aka seedpeerDOTcom was one of my favorite sites.

            There’s still seeds and peers out there, not so 10 years ago as you say.

            Cheers,
            Ante

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • Ante Galic says:
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          @Grey: Grey!!!

          The trades are serious questions, not funny at all. But seriously, maybe someone will bite because in H2H having a starting pitcher of Bundy’s reputation can net you something, not so much in a standard 5X5 RCL.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

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            Agreed

          • Making it up says:
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            @Ante Galic: guys I’m thuper cereal. Take me cereal!

  28. jonnybench says:
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    any sells on this team? or Hold 10 team Roto keeper. currently in 3rd

    C:Hedges
    1:Votto
    2:Dozier
    3:Seager
    SS: Seager
    OF: Betts, Springer, Polanco, Benintendi
    Util: Abreu, Russell
    Bench: Peraza, Piscotty, Moustakas

    sp: Carrasco, Cole, Quintana, Maeda, Stroman, Ray, Madbum(DL)
    RP: Jansen, Allen, Diaz, Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None stand out but depends what you’re getting

  29. wudaben says:
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    Currently rocking Neil Walker at 2nd in my 12 team h2h points league. This is clearly my weakest position since the drafting of Devon Travis experiment failed miserably. I may replace one of my of bench bats with Marwin Gonzalez as a utility guy plus it can’t hurt that he has a few games under his belt at 2nd already but in addition to that would you A) dump Walker for Harrison or B) stash Moncada now before someone else does?

    • Cram It says:
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      @wudaben: A) Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  30. Count de Monetball says:
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    Trade offer neftali Feliz and Addison russel for Trevor story.. who wins?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Count de Monetball: I’d take the chance with Story. Not giving up THAT much for the upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  31. tank1 says:
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    Drop C. Santana, Reynolds or Suarez for H. Perez? THanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds when leaves Coors next

  32. Cram It says:
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    I don’t pay attention to the Yanks because I don’t own any of them. Hicks is just a short term solution right? Looks like Ellsbury is day-to-day and returning soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, short term

    • Ante Galic says:
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      @Cram It: Cram!

      I’d agree as a former owner of Hicks in one of my RCL’s this year. Frustrating to own because it looks like ONLY he hits against left-handed pitchers. Just my $0.02!

      Cheers,
      Ante

  33. hondo says:
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    In a 1 C league the roster both MIL catchers experiment isn’t having a good week,but in that league I’ll wait it out since I drafted Ramos w/ my last pick and have planned on him hopefully taking over while giving DH AB goodness.

    That was just a crappy catcher comment,not a crappy catcher question.That is next.

    On another 12-teamer with Just Dong,Forsyth and Koda back soon,I’m going to have the only team in fantasy with open DL spots.
    At this point,which gimpy catcher would you grab to DL in a 1 C league to hopefully take over a revolving crapfest?Aviles is the current turd.

    Murphy or Ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  34. Andrew says:
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    What kind of return could I hope to get for Verlander?? Looking to add power, avg or OPS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 15 OF

  35. J-Dawg says:
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    Of course I had Marwin on my bench this week. We start 2 at every IF spot, so I had W. Myers and G. Bird. Bird sucked, so I thought I’d take a shot with Vogelbach to replace Bird. Of course Vogelbach gets demoted the day after weekly roster lock. So next week I’ll be putting Marwin in my second 1B spot, and of course he will then proceed to go O-for-the rest of the season and you can all blame me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  36. TJ says:
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    Which WW SP is the best possible grab- Cahill, JC Ramirez, Morton or Alex Cobb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  37. Anodyne says:
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    Turns out Bowden Fluffer Lastings Milledge is currently playing for the Lancaster Barnstormers in the Atlantic League. His teammates include immortals such as former big leaguers Caleb Gindl, Elih Villanueva, and Rommie Lewis. At age 32, he’s still hoping to parlay that tantalizing power/speed combo into superstardom.

  38. KarlJ says:
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    Just saw this- Not sure if it has been mentioned yet

    Casey Stern (MLB Network): “Haven’t announced officially yet but A-Gon to DL, Cody will get a run playing 1B everyday” (Twitter @CaseyStern)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  39. Reece King says:
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    Would you own Cahill over Gausman in Keeper points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  40. Scoop says:
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    Great stuff as usual. Two quick questions:

    Kipnis versus Hernan Perez ROS? (6×6 mixed league with OBP)
    Hedges versus Bandy/Pina ROS? (my ratios are in the dumps because of slow starts from guys like Story, Encarnacion, Odor, etc.)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kipnis, but if need steals, I could see Perez…. Hedges

  41. Kenny Loggins says:
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    Scale of 1-5, how worried are you about Edwin Diaz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3

  42. Kevin says:
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    Drop Vmart or Piscotty for Marwin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      V-Mart

  43. Steve says:
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    Fringe Mi question, Wong or Beckham in OBP?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  44. Scott says:
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    Choose 1 to drop for Josh Harrison in a league that counts OBS:

    Heyward, Kepler, Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  45. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I give up Mark Reynolds and Josh Bell
    I get Ivan Nova

    make the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Thanks buddy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,

        Just swung a second deal and wanted your thoughts on it.

        I gave up Carlos Gonzalez (COL), and Senzatela
        I got Adam Jones and Kyle Hendricks (CHC)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Scott do good?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, Scott do good

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Scott just pawn in game of life

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Scott with total pawnage

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    thank goodness for Blazing Saddles

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Start Lynn tonight vs. Atlanta?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah

  46. john says:
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    So, I was offered a kumquat for kumquat trade and I’m trying to figure out why and/or if I should take it.

    12 team h2h keeper league w/obp instead of avg. My team is a bit heavy on power, high on Ks, middle of road obp/steals.

    I was offered his Miguel Sano for my Maikel Franco.

    Thoughts? Guy just selling what he thinks is really high on Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Franco, but it’s apples/apples

      • john says:
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        @Grey: Philistine. its clearly kumquat/kumquat. maaybe its payaya/papaya but noway is it apples/apples.

        Also, thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  47. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Catagories

    Would Kluber be a good get for selling high on E. Santana or are you worried about Kluber’s back issue at all?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  48. Jim says:
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    Drop Shoemaker for Cahill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  49. Fungazi says:
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    “April Paxton is great, but May Paxton with a sprained something or nother is just around the corner.”

    -Fungazi, April 6, 2017

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  50. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    This Paxton news sucks. Hope it’s not too serious.

    Spinzone, at least I can get Cahill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah

  51. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Finally have an excuse to drop D’Arnaud. Would you spend $1 FAAB in a 2catcher league to drop D”Arnaud and add one of Avila, Bandy, Pina, Joseph, or Norris?

    Which one do you “like” most?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Caleb

  52. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Who would you start this coming week, Gallo with 5 games in TX or Bellinger with 4 games in Colorado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

  53. Jon says:
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    Keep 2 RP: Oh, Maurer, Neris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Maurer

  54. Rumham says:
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    6×6 OPS 10 team, 5 bench: my 4th and 5th OF are between Polanco, Kiermaier, Gomez, Bellinger. Free agents are Calhoun, Holliday, and Schebler. Do I swap any of the guys out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez for Calhoun

  55. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Fingers crossed that. Ellinger sticks – his LF eligibility in my H2H league is pretty sweet too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flangers cossed!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oops, too soon!

  56. MERC says:
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    Finally managed to sell Duffy in a redraft league. Got Bregman back. Think I got fair value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  57. Matt says:
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    Hold or fold on Contreras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  58. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Paxton going down is a blow……wait what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  59. ThE sHiT says:
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    Brinson being added a lot in yahoo, is there something im not seeing, he coming up? Braun has been injured all week. But if he was coming up this weekend they woulda done it today right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt he comes up unless Braun is out for a long time

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: gotcha. Thanks for the quick reply. Have an awesome weekend Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  60. nick says:
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    You know what’s depressing? Seeing all of my pitchers in your Sell column each week..

    Maeda
    Duffy
    Bundy

    And Lackey / Conley / Snell don’t make me feel any better. Sad day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry

  61. Ian says:
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    Sold Bundy high for Odor, gotta love that right?

    Is Salazar fair to target for my Haniger? I lost Thor and have the OF depth at the moment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Try it

  62. Curious George Springer says:
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    PAXTON! Nooooooooooo

    (to the DL with a forearm strain)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sucks, CGS

  63. Matt says:
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    paxton has a forearm strain.

    fml. expletive [email protected]#$!#$

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

  64. Lubes says:
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    Spec saves pickup- Knebel or Archie Bradley?

    Also- who to drop for Nova?
    Shoemaker, Bundy, Manaea, Nola

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knebel — Manaea

      • Lubes says:
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        @Grey:
        thanks! Forgot to add- or move manaea to DL and drop richards…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  65. Mike Devereaux says:
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    14 team H2H points league would you go dickerson or pillar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  66. Jurickson BROfar says:
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    Thanks for the laughs.

    Conforto and Odor or Murphy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

      • Jurickson BROfar says:
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        @Grey: Smells like a win.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  67. ty says:
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    Bundy for Judge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge side, not close

  68. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, who two do you like for next week?

    mazara – 2 @ sd, 2 vs sd, 3 vs oak
    conforto – 3 vs sf, 3 @ mil
    bellinger – 3 vs pit, 4 @ col
    gallo – 2 @ sd, 2 vs sd, 3 vs oak

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      conforto – 3 vs sf, 3 @ mil
      bellinger – 3 vs pit, 4 @ col

  69. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Maeda, McCarthy, or Charlie Morton? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda, but not in Coors

  70. Adam says:
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    Have only 1 DL spot open
    Do I drop Dahl for Paxton ??
    Head to head league
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  71. filmmeaway says:
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    6×6 OBP league. Hedges Molina or Bandy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks, Son!

  72. Tank1 says:
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    Continue to hold Lackey and Hill or drop for someone like Cahill, Triggs, McCarthy or Shoemaker? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill for Cahill

  73. Pager24 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Anyway your streaming Glasnow Sunday at home vs MIL? SON likes it quite a bit (14.2) but not sure i believe yet?

    12 team roto

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t touch Glasnow right now, he doesn’t look right

  74. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Kelley on dl, whos next in line ? Romero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one really, Glover really, try Albers

  75. Cohen says:
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    Domingo or Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton

      • Cohen says:
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        @Cohen: @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Mike in Busan says:
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    Thanks for the buy/sell, Grey, now some specifics!
    So with Hernan available in my league, which of the following (if any) would you drop for him:
    Broxton (have reacquired him), Schebler, son of Dicker, Dentist?

    My inclination is Dickerson thinking of playing time, but what do I know?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Here’s hoping Hernan gets one more start at short soon to get that Yahoo eligibility!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  77. Chris says:
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    Dee Gordon for Mark Trumbo basically apples/oranges? Have Odor at 2B with Dee at Util, have Pollock, Desmond, Odor, Springer (?) as main source of steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  78. Bigly Leagues says:
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    Awesome — thanks for the shoutout GA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

  79. los locos says:
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    Grey, drop Heyward, Bradley, DJ Lemiheu, Polanco for Marwin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  80. H says:
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    What’s up with Stroman? He was dropped in my league, I know he left his last start with an arm issue. Is there more to this injury and would you drop any of my pitchers to pick him up?

    Duffy
    Salazar
    Pineda
    Ray
    Severino
    Nova
    Aaron Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman over Sanchez

      • H says:
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        @Grey: thank you, one more of you will. Porcello or Stroman?

        Also would you rather have both Porcello and Stroman over the guys on my staff?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stroman, nah

          • H says:
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            @Grey: thank you for your time and knowledge!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  81. ThE sHiT says:
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    Laura and the 5 girl readers should start a column for Q&As where we can ask a female perspective like Cram did above. My first question would be, where do i find a girl who loves fantasy baseball?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • MW says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Ha! I remember seeing ads on MLB.com for team-specific dating sites… never bought into it though, since I’m a Phillies fan (cue roasting) and we know that Phillies fans are pretty much the worst assholes in the world

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @MW: never saw those, but interesting! Now i gotta see if theres a Dodger dating site somewhere. I used to hate your Phillies for how much they owned us in the playoffs when you guys had Utley :/

        Buuuuut im over it now and need Franco and Velazquez to kill it this year

        • MW says:
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          @ThE sHiT: Now you get to love Utley on the Dodgers! I always liked the Dodgers, even after that recent series… Nice that the Phillies are good enough to actually be useful in fantasy. I’ve got Hernandez.

  82. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Is it me or is DJ LeMahoo as boring a player as can be? I know he plays in the park that is Coors, but any chance he is droppable or at least benchable for the likes of Marwin G, Josh Harrison, K Wong, or T. Beckham in a 12 Team H2H League? Probably me being impatient.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally boring, but I’d likely hold him for Coors

  83. Fungazi says:
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    Is this a good rank for Paxton replacement? Limited weekly moves, so streaming is not great.

    Cahill > Morton > Foltynewics or Holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Folty more than Morton, but looks fine

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: rolling with the hodgepadre. Thanks

  84. FUGI says:
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    When you read the Friday Buy column and you go to check to see if a player is on available in your RCL and that player is on your roster, is that waiver shame?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  85. Zeus says:
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    Let’s say you punted catcher. Let’s also say your current duo ina 14 teamer are Leon and Wolters. What’s your move? Hypothetically speaking of course

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick up someone else

  86. ThE sHiT says:
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    Rendon baby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

  87. William Hung says:
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    Rendon just broke the seal on my team – I hope this means my guys will combine for 8-9 more homers the rest of the weekend… I was kind of hoping that I’d finish the week with 0 homers – that really would’ve been something

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

  88. J_Ceol says:
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    Hey Grey! Always love the insight and the wit!

    Quick one, AL Only 8man ROTO:

    Brett Gardner for Michael Pineda

    Which side you got winning?
    Much thanks ombré!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda side

  89. FrankGrimes says:
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    AuShizz!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @FrankGrimes:

      AuShizz X2!!

      • Fungazi says:
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        @FrankGrimes: goldsmitty in coors, you are going to be saying that a lot this weekend

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Fungazi:
          Hope so! I may have a rather large bet
          That he hits forty this Year.

          • Fungazi says:
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            @FrankGrimes: hmm maybe. But beware the humidor!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Au Shizz * 2!

  90. Rabbit says:
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    Balloons only drop if you work the full Erma Bombeck title into your column: “The Neris Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank.” Try it next time, and I will come to your house and drop two balloons on your head. I promise.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Rabbit:
      What is he saying Robin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  91. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Wood or Cahill?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Scuffy McGee:
      Cahill is the frign lede! (Eye roll emoji)

      • William Hung says:
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        @FrankGrimes: This was a very soft buy though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, yeah I thought it was a soft buy too and wanted to make sure.

  92. FrankGrimes says:
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    Streamed Kennedy Thur — DL
    Miley today(Yea I did it) — likely DL
    Just picked up Garrett for Sat. owners beware!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yikes

  93. rick says:
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    i think jose berrios got the call – thoughts? guy has been lights out in trip A

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And awful in the majors… It’s risky, I’m not running out to grab him

  94. Wilson says:
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    Trade my Rendon for Dee Gordon?
    Need some steals..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  95. Mike in Busan says:
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    Brach getting the save opportunity today? Any insight?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Mike in Busan: Britton getting another MRI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton hurt

  96. Dan says:
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    Drop Moustakas for Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  97. ebudz says:
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    Okay Grey time for a little team checkup since I’m just barely beating a team this week who hasn’t checked its roster in since April ?!… pretty embarrassing! As you predicated post-draft my team is consistently light on SBs and Saves… SO I know my league is pretty shallow but wanted to see if you’d make any add/drops going into this weekend and ROS? Any advice is appreciate!

    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Bradley Jr.
    (2) UT: H. Ramirez, Abreu
    (6) Bench: Longoria

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Johnson, Kelley
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Severino, Walker
    (6) Bench: Ray, Graveman, Urias, Lynn, Lackey

    (2) DL: Bedrosian

    Available SPs: Shoemaker, Gausman, Miley, Gray*, Rodon*, Corbin, H. Santiago, Snell, Chen, J. Garcia, JC Ramiriez, Cahill

    Available RPs: Rodney, Neris, Rosenthal

    Available Bats: Conforto, Inciarte, Gallo, Souza, Peralta, B. Phillips, H. Perez, Pillar, Broxton, Gregorius, Buxton, Kepler, DeShields

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Oh also Brach is available too … I just saw Britton might be re-injured? My Kelley experiment this week failed miserably!

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @ebudz: I am so glad I didn’t drop Brach when Britton came back. Sadly, I started Britton this week. I don’t know what’s up other than Brach got the ball in the ninth and suddenly Britton is DTD.

        • ebudz says:
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          @Mike in Busan: Ha yeah I dropped Brach for Kelley when Britton was reactivated… luckily my league is kinda slow but I can’t seem to get my RPs right regardless!

          • Mike in Busan says:
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            @ebudz: man, I have been adding and dropping Res almost constantly this year. I grabbed Brach early when Britton (whom I also own) was getting saves but had a whip that looked too high, and I have also owned:
            Glover, Benoit (balls), Doolittle, Dull, Cassilia, Treinen, Neris, Hoover, Rosenthal, Nate Jones, that one dude on the Brewers, one of the dudes on Texas, and Kenley.
            I feel you.

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @ebudz: Oh, seems Britton having another MRI done.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Grab Brach, lose Lackey

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Oh and one important note… I only have 3 adds left for the week! Luckily I shouldn’t need to stream any SPs this weekend, but gotta hope my RPs don’t mess up my ERA and WHIP!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      April was less than a week ago… Ender over JBJ

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Ah yes I should have specified he last logged in April 2nd… but thanks for the advice as I’ve swapped Kelley for Brach and added Ender over JBJ ….

        I’m currently winning 8-5 now but here’s how close it is! My team is the first row of stats…

        R H HR RBI SB BB AVG W L SV K ERA WHIP QS Score
        19 37 8 21 1 22 .233 3 4 2 51 4.92 1.54 3 8
        18 39 5 21 3 20 .239 1 1 5 25 6.27 1.61 1 5

        Should I start McCullers today @LAA (8.4) while my opponent is starting Zimmerman @OAK (-7.1) ? I’m hoping I can catch him in Saves this weekend!

        • ebudz says:
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          @ebudz: Yikes sorry that copy and paste didn’t work so well …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start McCullers

  98. Alex says:
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    I’m kind of falling behind in SV/HD category, and I could use a consistent RP to lower my whip and era.

    Should I move Bundy for a closer or set up man? Bundy for Brach? Or go for an actual closer?

    OR drop Kelley (no room on DL) for Vincent or Khanle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Brach

  99. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Ring the Bellinger!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Ring it again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: And now a stolen base!

            *whispers so as not to jinx it* and look at Cole getting his shizz together…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You are totally jinxing it!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Ding Dong!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow

  100. coacher says:
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    With Kelley out a bit I need a RP (we use Saves+Holds along with QS, ERA, WHIP, K) and I see the following names available: Maurer, Ramos, Casilla, Harris, Romo, Knebel, Capps, De La Rosa, Gregerson, Benoit and Bud Norris.

    Who do I pick up for the week starting Tuesday?

    THX!

    • William Hung says:
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      @coacher: i’d think Maurer, Ramos, Casilla, or Norris is the call there – SAGNOF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  101. William Hung says:
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    Wow – my team finally caught a “break”… I’ve been holding off dropping Brach cause I just had a feeling Britton was coming back too early, and lo and behold – Britton is headed for an MRI.

    I was so close to dropping Brach tomorrow for a streamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @William Hung: exact same situation. I almost dropped him for Casilla, when I saw that Doolessthanenough was injured but dropped somebody else instead (schebler, maybe). Lucky us!

  102. lyricist says:
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    Sell Santana, buy Cahill ? You would; wouldn’t you, Trebek!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nope

  103. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Devenski on to close it out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, wish he was available somewhere

  104. ThE sHiT says:
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    Dodger homer here…but damn Bellinger looks legit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks like he’s been doing this for 5 years

  105. TheBlackBarnacle says:
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    Grey, my Polanco for his Peraza and Broxton. Would you do it? Too early to give up on Gregory?

    • TheBlackBarnacle says:
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      @TheBlackBarnacle: Also, is my Duffy for his Samardzija meh?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds ok

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  106. SteveNZ says:
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    Odor. Jeez.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Just when you think you’re out…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODOR

  107. Blake says:
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    OK – so I stand 7th in my 13 team pts league (1pt for 1B, 2pts-2B, 3pts-3B,4pts-HR,1pt-R,1pt-RBI, 1pt-SB,1pt-BB – batters 15pts-W,1pt-SO,7pts-S,10pts-CG – Pitchers). I only get 10 more adds for the rest of the season. My pitching has had its injuries, picked up heyward about 10 days ago and I thought he had regained his stroke but he is 1-15 in the last week. now kinsler, braun and Need some help with hitters and pitchers to pick up.

    C: E Gattis
    1B: M Reynolds
    2B: Kinsler
    3B: Bryant
    SS: C Correa
    OF: J Bautista
    OF: Heyward
    OF: Thomas
    U: V Martinez

    B:R Braun
    B: M Haniger
    B:M Cabrera

    P: J Smarddaa
    P: M Melancon
    P: C Martinez
    P: E Santana
    P: J Verlander
    P: M Tanaka
    P: W Chen

    B: J happ
    DL: C Mchugh

    Now with Braun, Haniger and kinsler all having injuries and with Chen, happ and Mchugh having injuries. V Martinez, heyward and bautista not performing should I pickup players or ride it out
    Here are some options on the waiver wire

    C Bellinger – can play 1B and OF
    M Moustakass
    J Harrison
    Y Gurriel
    C Gomez
    A altherr
    J reyes

    Pitchers
    JC Ramirez
    D Holland
    A wood
    AJ griffin
    J Chavez
    C tillman
    A conley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger over V-Mart, JC over Chen, Stream over Happ

      • Blake says:
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        @Grey:

        Bellinger just picked up right from under me! Any of those other hitters?

        Only have 10 pickups for the rest of year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  108. mrbaseball says:
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    Cotton for Gausman – keeper league trade offer

    • mrbaseball says:
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      what is wrong with Kevin Gausman and I do not think it matters but Mike Clevinger will also be sent in the trade deal with Cotton for Gausman – He looks good in the minor leagues but has never look good in major leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Gausman

  109. Andrew Connolly says:
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    Drop Alex Wood, Andrew Cashner, or Adam Conley for Trevor Cahill?

    before you make a comment that no one on earth should hand those three on the same team, is a 16 team league with extended rosters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  110. mrbaseball says:
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    Segura Renfroe C. Rodón for G. Springer Zobrist in keeper league trade offer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  111. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    Are you rolling Velasquez out tonight vs Wash? SON likes it, I’m just having a hard time convincing myself lol

    • mrbaseball says:
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      It would help if Bryce Harper is out – Hey he is going to lose – he did strike out 10 the last time he faced Wash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  112. Jb says:
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    Would you drop double Herrera for Bellinger

    • TheBlackBarnacle says:
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      @Jb: Yep!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  113. mrbaseball says:
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    How old is your son 4

  114. John Schwind says:
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    Now that Shawn Kelley hit the DL in WAS who would you own? I like Enny Romero for the next week as he lacks control of his secondary pitches at times, but has straight up nasty shizzzz when he’s on. Thoughts? I guess it could be Treinen again or Albert like last night, but Romero get me excited in all the right places…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albers

  115. marimon says:
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    Who’s my drop to activate Donaldson? thanks

    My weakest:
    Owings, Franco, Devenski, T. Walker, Nova, Lynn, Maeda

    Injured:
    Haniger, Nola, Rodon, Bedrosian, Kluber

    • marimon says:
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      @marimon: Dickerson also drop candidate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  116. Mark corbin says:
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    Thoughts on Patrick corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Search the site, have talked about him

  117. Db says:
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    Davies @ Pitt
    Dickey vs Stl
    Fiers vs @laa
    Norris @oakland

    Which one starts?

  118. Johnc says:
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    Which side from a value standpoint….Blackmon for Lamb, Melancon and Britton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  119. Jason says:
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    Got offered Springer and Robbie ray for judge in a keeper league. I accepted it. I think I won that trade. Professional opinion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altherr

  120. Jtb says:
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    Start Carlos Santana @kc vs Vargas
    Inciarte vs leake
    Hernan Perez vs gerrit Cole

    Pick 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  121. John Lettiere says:
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    better wavier add, Taillon or Lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  122. Tank1 says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS: Greinke or Severino? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino, tough call though

  123. John says:
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    Take a flier on Soler?
    I would drop Schebler or Heyward…which one if yes?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Schebler

  124. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    You know who’s due some correction of the good variety? Our boy ‘Cullers, Ma, Ma, McCullers. Rocking a 57% GB rate ,13% swstrk, 23% hard hit rate with a gorgerif 11.7 k/9. I know he’s on the road tonight, but can’t someone pack his memory foam pillow or something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know! Tell him that!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: I’ll try, but I’m pretty sure the restraining order he has against me does not permit contact of any kind. Yes, there was an incident.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Break the law!

  125. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Bundy for B. Hamilton if I’m looking for SB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Great, thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  126. PNW says:
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    dump graveman walker duffy taillon lackey for cahill? other option of losing a bench bat: i have paraza jbj bellinger and gallo on the bench, its a keeper and i honestly feel like staying strong with what i have. see anyone worth losing? graveman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  127. besomebody says:
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    trade nelson cruz, jose paraza, jackie bradley, duffy for verlander and tanaka and mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  128. crystal ball says:
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    what’s your predictions for bellinger and gallo? will they both be converted to OF’s? you can’t send these guys down can you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubt they’re sent down

  129. Random Collmenter says:
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    5×5 roto keeper league with QS and OPS.

    Was offered Scherzer plus Polanco for Stanton plus Edwin Diaz. Here’s the rest of my team (I’m currently in 2nd place but last in OPS somehow):

    C: Hedges
    1: Myers
    2: Dozier
    3: Franco
    SS: Story
    OFs: Stanton, Khrush, Blackmon, Inciarte
    U: Eugenio
    BN: Margot, Brinson

    SPs: Verlander, Lester, Sale, Nova, Eickhoff, Cahill
    RPs: Diaz, Watson, Bush

    Thoughts? I’m worried about Lester holding up… Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you

      • Random Collmenter says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        Would you rank J Bell, Broxton, or Duvall over Polanco ROS? Polanco has looked awful!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Polanco, Duvall

  130. Tony says:
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    Keeper league trade. Which side?

    A: C Seager, Puig
    B: Story, Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  131. FrankGrimes says:
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    Glad I just dropped Brach in every league…
    I hate closers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, Grimey

  132. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    You buying Charlie Morton at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve gone over him multiple times

  133. Ben says:
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    Thoughts on Brinson? Stashable yet? What do you think his upside is for this year/next year? I’m in an active 12 team rotisserie keeper league using OBP instead of AVG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not coming up any time soon w/out an injury

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: Thank you for the reply!

        Another question for you if you have time…

        I am next to last in R and SB and a little low in HR. 12 team OBP keeper league as I said. I just picked up Broxton who someone dropped. I dropped Kepler to get him. Any thoughts of moves I could make to improve my deficiencies?

        C: Gattis, Posey
        1b: Carlos Santana
        2b: Odor
        3b: Rendon
        ss: Galvis
        MI: Shimpf
        CI: Matt Carpenter
        OF: Dyson, Blackmon, Bautista, Heyward, McCutchen
        UT: Broxton
        Bench: Matt Holliday, Tulowitzki (DL, should be back Monday)

        Some of the guys on the WW:
        Tommy Joseph, Christian Arroyo, Cozart, Grichuck, Maybin, Parra, Tim Anderson, Whit Merrifield, Wong, Michael Taylor, Devon Travis, Yuli Gurriel, Taylor Motter, Buxton, Tim Beckham, M. Gonzalez, Alonso, A.Simmons

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These waivers guys are matchups guys, but so is Heyward, Holliday, Tulo, Galvis, Dyson and Bautista

          • Ben says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. Yeah, just trying to do the best I can with what I’ve got available. There’s a 50 move limit on the year too. Thoughts on Jorge Soler’s upside this year? He’s available in my league as well. Someone to watch at least? Thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Watch him

  134. MIs says:
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    Are you buying Andrus’ start and power? Andrus or Beckham ROS? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

      • MIs says:
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        @Grey: thanks, do you think Andrus can keep hitting for power?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • MIs says:
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            @Grey: same, thanks.

  135. hondo says:
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    Daniel Murphy or Just Dong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Sorry for the late TY.Stupid real life got in the way.It never used to be a problem when I drank.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  136. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Long question so hope you’re having a slow evening…!

    With Razzball’s help over the past 2 years, i’ve been doing pretty well, usually based on strong hitting and some unheralded pitchers from your and SON’s recommendations.

    This year, in one league – 15 team 5×5 OBP roto – what i view as a strong hitting line up for this format is languishing in the bottom half and seriously lacking in runs (2 points) and OBP (3 points). I’m ok for RBI.

    Is this simply a collection of slow starts? Or is my team imbalanced and genuinely light in R and OBP and I need to actively trade for some or search the (sparse) waiver wire?

    C – S Perez
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – J Harrison
    3B – Bryant
    SS – C Seager
    MI – J Lowrie
    OF – M Betts, N Mazara, K Kiermaier, Bradley Jr,
    UT – Y Gurriel, S Souza,
    Piscotty (DL)

    Thanks as always…!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie is terrible, and you look low on power, but otherwise it looks like okay… Though, low on power translates to low on RBIs too

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, v helpful.

        RBI I’m 3rd!

        Agree on Lowrie (but it’s only Espinosa, Gennett or Rojas on the ww… plus your TJ Rivera, but was concerned he might only last a few days and then I’d be even worse off!)

        Will dig around for some power!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Start Gary Sanchez at UTIL or Kole Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I did decide on that while waiting for you to tell me. LOL

  138. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Drop Souza to add Alonso? Souza looks like he’s going back to his old self (Ks near 30% now…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  139. hal_incandenza says:
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    Open to thoughts on this one. I have Mazara and Puig as my RF options in a 12-team 6×6 roto w/OPS & Holds; 11 active bats (LF, CF, RF, OF, INF, UTIL, other normal ones). Thinking of making an offer for Trumbo. Would offering Nova for Trumbo seem decent/fair/yet-good-to-me, or would that be making a poor offer in some way? My remaining rotation would be: Carrasco, deGrom, Salazar, Severino, and Taijuan Walker. 1400 IP cap. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Trumbo, not close

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        @Grey: What SPs, if any, of those mentioned might be a good offer for Trumbo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s wrong with Nova?

          • hal_incandenza says:
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            @Grey: I thought you were saying Nova would be an offensive offer. Maybe I misread you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can try it

  140. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    if you had a choice tomorrow to start mccarthy or cahill (facing each other) who would you choose? son likes mccarthy more

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  141. Johnc says:
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    My Lamb and K Seager for his Arenado. . This would allow me to ge Pujols off my bench as well.
    Fair or is it unrealistic to get the Tornado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side, not close

      • Johnc says:
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        @Grey:

        He countered with Arenado for Rizzo and Harrison. I think I will take that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair

  142. ToneDEAF! says:
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    Streaming Clevinger tomorrow vs the horrible Royals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a shot if you need it

  143. Kevin b says:
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    Which side do you like
    My trumbo, Santana and bundy (both of your sells) for his McCullers and Paxton

    Work your Greynometry!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  144. Tank1 says:
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    Is Villar, Duffy and Mrlancon too much to offer for Sale and Betances? Looking to upgrade my staff (this is a holds league) and I could replace Villar with Suarez. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  145. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Got offered Tulo or Gurriel for a guy I was about to drop. I like either solely as fill ins for my slumping infielders (Miller, Healy). Who would you pick of the two?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  146. Rom Lu says:
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    Rather have Tehran or bundy for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy, coin flip

  147. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need some pitching help. Conforto/harrison for greinke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  148. William Hung says:
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    Would you trade Rizzo for Freddy Freeman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: That was me venting. Rizzo is really testing me right now, especially since I can’t afford him to slump like this when I have Trevor Story being a bum right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  149. John Lettiere says:
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    would you start severino tomorrow at Cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  150. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Drop Souza, Yuli, or Brad Miller for Harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  151. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I need a win tomorrow. Know Cahill was your lede, but Dodgers have been scoring runs…

    So would you still roll Cahill over the following options:
    -Cobb v. Jays
    -Glasnow v. Brewers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow’s top of SON, guess go with that

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Glasnow feels like I’m hitting on 17. Lets gooooooo SON!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Feels risky to me

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: After reading your comment above about avoiding Glasnow cause he doesn’t look right, I went with Cobb

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

  152. los locos says:
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    Grey, Hicks over Heyward?

    • William Hung says:
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      @los locos: If you have the bench spot and daily moves – does Hicks play everyday now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • chris pierce says:
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        @Grey: Grey, Hicks gonna get more play time. He’s looks great so far… But go nowhere to play.. With Bird on DL, does Hollday go to first? Hicks possibly DH?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, assuming Bird comes back

  153. ThE sHiT says:
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    Bellinger salami off a high inside fastball…in SD, in the rainy weather. This dude is a beast…he is untouchable in trade talks for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, he’s so good

  154. William Hung says:
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    K-Rod more like Suck-Rod amirite?

    He’s absolutely brutal for me this year – almost as bad as Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So bad

  155. Howie says:
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    @Grey Here’s one for you- NL 4×4- Cespedes or Bellinger for the remainder of the year? Assuming Cespedes weren’t to return until early June, who will have more HRs/RBIs/ better BA from today onward? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  156. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Britton went back on the DL yesterday. I need someone for saves. Can you suggest someone to pickup that can get me saves until Britton comes back. Someone in my league has Cody Allen of Cleveland but he wants votto in return. What should I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to trade for a cheaper closer with a cheaper piece

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        There is one a available although not sure he is closing. Matt Albers. Should I get him or try to make a trade for a closer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Albers for now

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            I just did. Now which setup guy should I sit? Bradley, Dayton, Devenski, Givens, Hembree,or LeClerc?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              For today? Devenski

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Because he pitched yesterday? and should I drop a setup guy to get another bat?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, b/c he pitched yesterday

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                im thinking about picking up either Jon Jay, Scott Schebler, Miguel Monter, Eddie Rosario and dropping Grant Dayton, Who should I pick up Grey?/

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Schebler

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Drop Dayton for Schebler?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sure

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    thanks grey

  157. Brett says:
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    Kepler, Buxton, Broxton. Which do you let go? I would play one and keep one on the bench.

    THanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton

  158. Johnc says:
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    Need QS, win. Strikeouts beyond my reach this week. With that, who do you hate the least today?

    Tillman at CWS, Dickey at STL, or Clevenger at KC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

  159. Johnc says:
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    Need two from this list…….thanks

    Marwin. 2 v Atl, 4 at NYY
    Wong. 3 at Mia, 3 v Cubs
    Hey ward. 3 at Rockies, 3 at STL (platoon, knuckle issues, talent issues?)
    DeShizz. 4 at Padres, 3 v A’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino, Wong

  160. Packers says:
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    Which side, in a 12 team dynasty keep all roto play 2 at each position?
    Bellinger and Ray or Brengman and V. Velasquez.
    I would be replacing Bird with Bellinger and at SS I wouldn’t have much. I like Ray over VV as well. Playing for next year already. Geesh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

  161. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Currently rolling with two bench batters, and I think it’s time to graduate to one.

    Who do you think I should drop? When taking this into consideration, even if the player is hot right now, I’m not as concerned with that as compared to what you think they’ll be like down the road.
    Drop candidates:
    -Gregory Polanco
    -Ender Inciarte
    -Eugenio Suarez
    -Hernan Perez
    -Roughned Odor

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez

  162. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    bench bat spot, drop chris carter for yonder alonso?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      or grab hernan instead?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hernan

  163. John says:
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    My Rizzo, Conforto and Harrison for Dee and Arenado? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side

      • Johnc says:
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        @Grey:

        Great. With this trade I am more competitive in runs scored, steals, walks and fewer strikeouts but give up some pop. OF still needs attention plus one too many CI. I will have a wire acquisition available when this trade finalized Tuesday morning.
        Who best fits my team?
        1. Waiver pickup: Marwin, DeShields (strikeouts scare me, but runs a plus?), Holliday, Taylor, Soler, Hernan

        2. Do I also cut a guy like Schebler now since I won’t be a home run threat and need better walks to strikeouts? Tired of Heyward too plus he platoons.
        Yep, my team is ok for a 16 teamer. Sadly this is a 12 teamer H2H LOL. Thanks!

        C- Realmuto
        CI – Freeman, Arrenado, Seager
        MI – Dee, Wong, Russell
        OF – Zobrist, Owings, Schebler, Dyson, Heyward
        Util – Lamb
        Bench – Pujols
        DL – Dahl
        SP – Kershaw, Verlander, Quintana, Nova, Taillon, Severino (streamer but held with Taillon out)
        RP – Britton, Melancon, Day for holds

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Delino 2. Sure

  164. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    Is there a term when you tied in hrs RBIs, sbs, losing by a run and half your lineup is sitting on the final day of the week? All I can suggest is lineup suicide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not yet

  165. Tank1 says:
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    Have a logjam at my utility spot with Suarez, Reynolds and Santana all vying for one spot. Would like to add more speed on my bench and was thinking of dropping one of these three for someone like Delino. Given how the three have been playing I’m leaning toward dropping Santana. Do you agree? Thanks.

    • Tank1 says:
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      @Tank1: One additional point – I could also drop Haniger off DL to clear up spot (though am hesitant to do so given this is a keeper league). Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop Haniger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez or no one

  166. Random Collmenter says:
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    Deal Lester for Arrieta plus Taillon in an OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  167. John Lettiere says:
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    is Cody allen a fair trade for justin upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  168. ERad says:
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    How much longer you holding onto JBJr?

    10 team with 5 OF, 2 UT and 6 BN

    Either drop for Deshiz or streamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  169. Swfcdan says:
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    Matt Harvey is worth a bag of dog balls right now, but still worth trading Gio for him in a dynasty right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see why, but you can try it

  170. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    would you trade Tanner Roark for COlome?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        would you drop Calhoun for Eddie Rosario?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            I might be sniffing the glue but a guy asked what I wanted in return for Trea Turner. He said he was willing to overpay. So I said I wanted, Blackmon, Kuechel, Price, and Brach. I think I may have asked for too much.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Betts

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                trade turner for Betts?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No point

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                the guy with Colome wants McCutchen. Pass?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Pass

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    trieed offering Roark for COlome he said no. He doesnt want Maeda either and Albers blew the save today

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            Pending league approval, I gave up Tanner Roark and I got…… (DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!!) Cody Allen. How do you think I did?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  171. Scott Kimmel says:
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    ok im making the offer.

  172. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    pillar vs deshields ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino

  173. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Drop Wolters for Joseph. NFBC Ultimate team.
    Thanks, Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  174. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    12 team with OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added
    C hedges
    1B au rizz
    2B treat urner
    SS story
    3B franco
    OF (3) brocktune/wong/hernan
    util (2) lamb/c-sant
    BN braun/kepler/cargo 2
    NA brinson
    1. drop kepler or cargo 2 for hicks?

    14 team with OPS, total bases, OBP over AVG
    C flowers
    1B goldy
    2B schoop
    SS miller
    3B longo
    CI pujols
    MI walker
    LF rajai
    CF pollock
    RF stanton
    OF toles
    util schimpf
    BN d’arnaud/braun/kepler
    DL murphy (and assorted pitchers too good to drop, some in active slots)

    2. who’s a drop for a.russell?
    3. go with the MIL 2 catchers or stay with d’arnaud/flowers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kepler 2. d’Arnaud 3. Can grab Bandy, forget Pina

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: neither MIL guy plays enough alone to own. in leagues where i have infinite moves this works out ok (have pina for 2-3 games, bandy for the next 2-3 etc), but here it’s only 7 per week.

  175. William Hung says:
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    Is Quintana more of a streamer now? I mean outside of pitching against the Royals and hopefully the Padres next start, are you confident in rolling him out against anyone else?

    I only ask because my staff combined is last in ERA / WHIP and it’s part of the reason why I’m in last place. Here’s another question: At what point is saves not worth it if the pitcher is screwing you in ERA/WHIP? I am a K-Rod owner and seeing him give up a run in almost every appearance is so demoralizing. I do have other closers in Brach, Herrera (another guy who isn’t right – his k-rate is alarmingly low), Bud Norris, and Holland. I’m really tempted to just drop K-Rod for someone like Rosenthal who is dominating the ERA and K/9 categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Quintana looks like he has problems — I wouldn’t drop K-Rod but I don’t know how shallow your league is

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I wrote that before K-Rod just imploded… I think that settles things.

        I’m in a 10 team league. Casilla is available… I think I am forced to make this move. K-Rod by himself just cost me the week over the past 2 games. His 2 losses were the difference.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose him

  176. Exactly says:
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    Billy Hamilton, Gardner, Altherr, Wong or Motter next week and ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamilton

  177. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey! Great post man….would you own Altherr or Pham ROS for someone like Puig? Cahill worth the ride over Folty or Hahn ROS?

    Any low owned SPs I should take a look at based off FIP/xFIP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham for now… Cahill, yeah

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: who do you like as low owned low fip guys? efiln is the one I keep looking at

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cahill

  178. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    Give up Pineda and Duffy for Gary Sanchez too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  179. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    1. Cahill home vs Texas
    Alex Wood home vs Pitt

    who do you like better if you were to start one.

    2. Start stroman home vs Tribe or wait to see how he is?

  180. Fungazi says:
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    Dump f*-rod for Justin Wilson? 12 H2H

    • William Hung says:
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      @Fungazi: i think you have to

      • Fungazi says:
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        @William Hung: he’s awful, I bet he’s on DL by next week so they avoid damaging his ego by removing him from the closer role. I could even handle a week or two without saves to save the ratios and losses categories.

        • William Hung says:
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          @Fungazi: exactly – he cost me a chance to win this week… i’m still sitting in last place because of him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have they said they’re changing things?

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Grey: they’re talking about it tomorrow. I guess I’ll wait for something official.

  181. primetime says:
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    Grey, Assuming Justin Wilson get the closer role in Det and should. Lights out with 15 K/9.

    Drop Lackey, Sonny Gray, Devenski? For Wilson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  182. Johnc says:
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    I was offered Lamb for Conforto? They seem similar. Wondering if Lamb has a more guaranteed path to playing all year versus a platoon for Conforto? Hard to trade a guy who has been carrying me for two weeks but…..Lamb in that ballpark is enticing humidor or not. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  183. Bryzzo says:
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    Grienke for Jd Martinez. Which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD, it’s fair

  184. William Hung says:
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    If Rizzo doesn’t hit more than 1 HR at Coors in his 3 games coming up, he’s dead to me. I have a feeling the Mad Hatter might bench Rizzo for tomorrow’s game if he doesn’t finish the game with a hit. Rizzo’s avg the past week is sub .080

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @William Hung: batting average stuff if the guy looks ok at plate i wouldn’t worry about. that being said the one at bat in this game now i saw and he swung at 3 pitches (2 of which he’d never in a million years have made contact with) and looked worse than i’ve ever seen him look. this would’ve been the 3rd at bat vs severino. maybe he’s been on a bender, cause he looked like a drunk guy in that at bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: He just roped a double after getting beaned on the wrist – if he goes 3-3 tomorrow with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs at Coors tomorrow (assuming he plays), the next time he is in a slump, I’m going to Chicago and throwing baseballs at him all day

  185. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Pick 2:
    StarLin Castro, Hernan Perez, Odor

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez, Odor

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: the lack of castro in this surprises me as to how good he’s been thus far.

  186. William Hung says:
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    For a 2 start week, how would you rank the following:
    -Samardzjia (@NYM, CIN)
    -Cahill (Tex, @Chi-Sox)
    -Morton (Atl, @NYY)

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