“Naquin the Chef looks determined without being ruthless.  Something heroic in his manner.  There’s a courage about him.  Comes across so calm.  Acts like he has a dream.  Full of passion.  Well, you know why.  Knock homers out of the box all the time.  Pitches know his repertoire, big fly.  Yeah, straight up, Naquin mess your whole team up.  It’s for real though, ball connect with stick, ditto.  We could trade places, ball lifted run around the bases.  Word up, peace, infatuated redfaces.”  I almost didn’t write the title of the Naquin the Chef song, Infatuated Redfaces, but then I was like, “There’s a team named Redskins and a mascot named Chief Wahoo, I think I’m all right.”  Yesterday, Tyler Naquin kept it going with the insane run he’s been on — 3-for-4, 6 RBIs with two homers (11, 12).  He now has six homers in the last ten games.  That’s six homers in July to go with his six homers in June.  As I said back in spring training when I saw Naquin play, he had a nice stroke against righties, but looked kinda gnarly vs. lefties.  Looks like a 17/17 player that needs to platoon.  Right now, his power’s way above that, but will likely come down to earth at some point.  Of course, I’d still own him now.  Word up, peace, infatuated redfaces.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Napoli – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .249.  On our Player Rater, he’s top 35 overall.  Ya know, about as valuable on the season as Bryce Harper.  Oh, and for all you people who think the earth is still flat, our Player Rater is the best in the business.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer, hitting .255, as he continues to hit leadoff.  The Indians are winning in spite of Francona.  In fact (Grey’s got more!), I’m sure Bill James has figured this out already, but how many wins does a manager really affect?  Like Francona’s winning without Carrasco, Salazar and Kluber.  Yeah, a’ight.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .285.  Has been on fire since the break.  Multiple hits in four of his last five games, with two homers and two steals.  Guess I should’ve put him in my top 100 for the 2nd half.  Oh, well, I still have a mustache as handsome as Ron Dressler.

Carlos Carrasco – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Guess how many wins he has.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *taps finger, clicks on TV, watches DVR recording of The Barefoot Contessa*  He only has seven wins!  Wins = stupid.  Stupid = loses at bar trivia.  Hmm, interesting math.

Ian Kennedy – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.28.  Fitting that Cleveland destroyed Kennedy.  No Kennedy should be anywhere near a Cleveland right now with it swamped by Republicans.

Koji Uehara – Hit the DL with a pectoral strain.  Fun fact!  A pastoral strain is when you put plastic animals on the lawn in an urban setting.  Brad Ziegler will take over the Sawx closer job.  Heil Ziegler!  Which is something no one should ever say.

Drew Pomeranz – 3 IP, 5 ER vs. the Giants in Fenway.  Wait until Pomeranz is facing an AL team in Fenway.  *phone rings*  “Hello?”  “Hey, it’s James Shields.  Can I talk with Pomeranz?”

Hanley Ramirez – 3-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 9th, 10th and 11th homers.  Oh, boy, could be the start of one of those Hanley streaks where he carries a fantasy team for a month.  Or at least one night.  Last night.

Sandy Leon – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .435.  That’s in 23 games, so, uh, yeah, you can grab him at this point.  Of course, his Billy Hamilton-on-a-case-of-Red-Bull BABIP might come down a little.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .264.  No joke, on another major league team, Travis Shaw is Cheslor Cuthbert.

Brock Holt – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  For what it’s Werth, I grabbed Holt for the short schedule day today.

Matt Cain – 2 1/3 IP, 5 ER as he was activated from the DL.  Looks to be right back where he left off.

Mac Williamson – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Unfortch, the Giants have played four games in that time with Williamson getting the Shaft.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 8th steal, hitting .316.  Make Ryan Braun great again!  Or at least secure his borders.

Jameson Taillon – Headed for concussion tests.  Really?  But he pitched five innings after taking a 105 mile per hour Gallagher off his melon.  Hunh, big surprise.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.60.  This game was in Coors.  Sonavabench!  In hindsight, things couldn’t have been much worse, so I should’ve started him.  Hindsight is stupid.  I’d like to take hindsight out for dinner at a fancy restaurant, offering to pay, then duck out through the bathroom window when the check comes.  I hate hindsight almost as much as I hate Archer.

Tim Beckham – 5-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Did I mention they were in Coors?

Anthony DeSclafani – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.50.  Don’t take this the wrong way, I would own him, but his peripherals scream a 3.70-4.00 ERA pitcher vs. the one he’s been so far.  Yeah, that’s right, like a nice Jewish boy, I’m blowing the ‘so far.’

Tucker Barnhart – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last ten games.  Also, the 2nd homer in the month of July, so I would leave the door open for someone else if I owned Barnhart.

Joey Votto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .271.  He’s now tied with Eugenio Suarez (2-for-3, 1 run, and his 7th steal) for homers.  Who’s going to end with more homers?  Votto?  You betting a lot on that?

Adonis Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  I said to pick him up two days ago.  Today, I’m saying, why didn’t you trust me two days ago?  *breathes into hand, smells breath*  Oh, I see.  My bad.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, to go with his 35 RBIs.  Adam Dunn, sitting at a Buffalo Wild Wings with a family pack of BBQ’d chickens in front of him, lifts his head, his ears ringing.  See, Dunn’s ears ring when someone only hits solo homers.

Michael Saunders – Left the team for a personal matter.  No idea the issue, but we shouldn’t be nosey, which is really hard for Jon Niese.

Marcus Stroman – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA a 4.90.  But the 4.90 ERA isn’t telling the whole story.  Once upon a time–Okay, cutting to the meat of the story.  Stroman’s in the middle of his best month of the season.  He was still roughed up on July 15th (4 2/3 IP, 6 ER), but has two gems outside of that and one Quality Start.  His Ks are still bleh, but I could see grabbing him for his next start and the Stream-o-Nator agrees.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer.  F5!

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  In related news, Jose Bautista’s owners grumbled.

Tuffy Gosewisch – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  For those that don’t know Tuffy Gosewisch, it is a name of a trawler in Maine.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.25.  *shrugs*  I have no idea with Pineda.  It’s appropriate his name anagrams to NP idea, which stands for No Phuckin’ Idea.

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer as he returned to the lineup.  Don’t worry, he’ll be injured again soon.

Carlos Beltran – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Just gotta laugh at the Yankees’ lineup.  Why don’t they sign Casey McGehee already?  The 2010 All-Stars beckon you, Casey.

Prince Fielder – Hit the DL with a herniated disc in his neck.  Too bad he doesn’t speak with his father, they both could discuss being washed up at 32.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .235.  There’s more room for, uh, Moreland without Fielder, but Moreland seems like a platoon guy no matter what.

Ian Desmond – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .319.  Come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!

Jefry Marte – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .227.  Hey-fry!  That’s how I pronounce his name.  Don’t believe me?  You haven’t been listening to the podcast.

Carlos Martinez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.83.  Yesterday’s game was vs. the Padres, so, like Matt Adams likes to do at night, that’s a cakewalk.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer.  Holliday’s having exactly the same season as he’s had for the last five seasons just without the crazy runs and RBIs.  Seasons of 2011-14 produced seasons of 22 HRs, 27, 22 and 20.  Only huge difference, his average bottomed out with his BABIP because he got old.

Ryan Schimpf – 2-for-6, and his 6th and 7th homers, with six homers this month.  Hot schmotato alert!  True story, I made garlic Schimpf for dinner last night.  Here’s my question, why do people put parsley on everything?  Is that supposed to be pretty?  Cause it makes a perfectly decent dish nasty tasting.  I don’t understand parsley.  As for Schimpf, he looks like a 2nd baseman that grew up idolizing Bret Boone.  Has some pop, and will be lucky to hit .220.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, and 4th straight game with a homer.  C’mon, Yankees, you know you want Kemp!

Jedd Gyorko – 4-for-7, 5 RBIs and his 9th homer, 10th and 11th homers.  He pulled the doubleheader Hanley!  Gyorko is enjoying hitting against his former team.  That’s some bully shizz right there.  How ya gonna pick on the Padres?  Of course, he also seems about as hot as that girl in Neighbors 2, so, yeah, I’d grab him.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  You’re not seeing the forest due to the trees if you think it’s a coincidence that Flores got hot right around the trading deadline to prove his worth to the Mets.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 23rd and 24th homers.  “Human resources to the Rizzo!”  No, Siri, it’s just HR to the Rizzo.  “Sorry, Grey.”

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  Continues to swing a hot bat — that’s what she said!  Not really. — but now Baez is batting eighth.  Reverse Baezinga!

Kyle Hendricks – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.27.  I believe someone asked if they should start Hendricks yesterday.  Do you, Random Razzball commenter, not start guys with a 2.27 ERA often?

Alex Wood – Will have elbow surgery.  I sure hope the Dodgers are filing up their stamp card.  They should be getting a pitcher exam free soon.

Clayton Kershaw – Dave Roberts said of Kershaw, “Hoping he can avoid the knife.”  I’m guessing they’re not in a production of West Side Story or reenacting the Beat It video.  On a serious note, it is bad news when they start talking about not having surgery for a pitcher, because the next thing that comes is he needs surgery.

Bud Norris – 5 IP, 6 ER.  Don’t worry, Dodger fans, Brandon Beachy was seen lacing up his cleats–Sorry, misread the news.  He was lacing up an elbow surgery.

Ben Revere – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .220.  Or six homers if you count Denard’s four, too.  Retire that number!

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games, but there were three Nats’ games between those two.  Unless you’re a very sound sleeper.

Jayson Werth – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .244.  He’s been pretty atrocious all year.  But, yeah, he’s been more valuable than Jose Abreu.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .249.  He’s about three months overdue for a fireworks show like when Bobby kisses that girl in The Brady Bunch.  Hip reference!

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.53.  Nat-Gio made for a beautiful pitcher yesterday, but I wouldn’t trust him safari as I could throw him.

Doug Fister – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Oakland, ERA at 3.42.  An A’s/Fister meetup is usually much messier, so props to him.

Rich Hill – Doubtful for Sunday’s start.  That must be one helluva blister on his hand.  If he’s not careful, he’s gonna miss his next start because he’s blind.

Felix Hernandez – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER as he was activated from the DL.  F-Her owners are more like F-this.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homers.  There you are, Leonys.  I was beginning to think you were a figment of my imagination like Meredith McIver.  Leonys hasn’t done anything recently, but a two-homer game, with one homer being a walk-off jobber, goes a long way to building confidence, and baseball hitting is all about confidence and this is a really cool run-on sentence.  I could see reacquiring Leonys from waivers in case this is the start of another streak.

Adam Lind – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer, and third homer in the last seven games.  He’s basically Moreland with the Mariners, which I think is ironic.

Dan Vogelbach – Traded from the Cubs to the Mariners for Mike Montgomery (bullpen depth).  Vogelbach looks like Schwarber.  I mean, really looks like him.  Like they could do a baseball version of Orphan Black.  He’s also shown power in the minors (16 HRs in 89 games in Triple-A), but likely will do no more this year than platoon, even if called up.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and third homer in last three games.  *covers mouth so you can’t hear*  Three games that were eighteen days apart.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 28th homer.  Since I traded Prospector Ralph Jose Abreu (0-for-4) for Frazier, Abreu has fewer runs than Frazier has homers.  Oopsie.

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, which comes a day after he homered, hitting near-.400 since the All-Star break.  In this case, a hot Melky won’t put you to sleep.

Jeremy Hellickson – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.84.  F-Her or Hellickson?  I know, it sounds bizzonkers, but that’s the kind of crazy moves you need to make to win leagues.  You trade F-Her for a piece and grab Hellickson off waivers.

Tyler Goeddel – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (2).  Member in March when the smart money was on a Goeddel breakout?  Smart money be broke.

Max Kepler – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Holy schmotatoes, Batman, balls are flying out as the humidity and crime rate rises.  Well, more just the humidity, but this game was in Detroit.

Joe Mauer – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, a day after I made fun of his home run total.  Someone must’ve heard me busting more chops than Shari Lewis having a mental breakdown and trying to arrest her puppet.  Not a stretch of an analogy, at all.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Eddie, are you okay?  You are okay, Eddie.  Eddie, are you okay?  You are okay, Eddie.

Ervin Santana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.93.  How does Ervin keep doing it?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Wait, that’s the wrong go-to answer.  Oh, I know, it’s magic!

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer.  When Kinsler got back to the dugout after his homer, Ausmus lifted Kinsler up in a chair and Hava Nagila’d around the dugout.

Justin Verlander – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.74.  Well, he’s doing better than I thought he would in the preseason.  Or is he?!  Damn, I almost got whiplash on that reversal question.  Is he rushing or dragging?  Rushing or dragging?  Rushing?!  Or dragging?!  I projected Verlander in the preseason for a 3.68 ERA, so he’s basically doing what he now does.  A solid number three.  WebMD defines a solid number three as ‘one who is suffering from hypothermia that vomits frozen puke.’

  1. muskysmell says:
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    Steve Pearce qualifies at 2B in my league. So does Logan.

    Pearce or Forsythe ROS?

    • Lincecuminmypants says:
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      @muskysmell: Interested in this as well. Is Pearce playing as regularly as Forsythe? To piggyback on this, are either of them better than Travis, Castro, or Baez?

  2. The Theory says:
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    # of leagues I play in: 4
    # of leagues I own Hanley Ramirez: 4
    # of home runs hit by Hanley Ramirez that I left on my combined benches: 9.

    Well, at least I have a terrible enough outfield in one league that I actually started him…

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @The Theory: need to be in slightly deeper leagues to have to use him most days, yesterday i was lucky to have enough off guys in each league to play hanram (which i do mostly anyway in those leagues). Tron absolutely adored him yesterday, i mean cain c’mon.

  3. Hayden says:
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    “That girl” is Millicent

  4. Reed says:
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    Funny you mention Hellickson and Felix together…it was Hell vs F-Her for The King’s el Perfecto a few years back…

  5. Noam says:
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    Grey! Trumbo and Matz for D. Price? Price right? Is it close?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Noam: Sounds fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Agree with F

  6. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Great intro but clearly you lifted it from Bauer’s rap classic, “Only Built 4 Napoli Mom’s Nips”

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    a. On Bud (S)Norris, Los Doyers still have Brandon McCarthy holding down the fort!

    b. On Abreu, what’s the reverse of steroids called? Can we check if he took it? WTH is going on? I read Magoo’s Bull/Bear article but this is an awful stretch. He did hit that 2B last week. Sweet!

    c. On Kinsler and Desmond, man if you owned both Ians it would be a great season!

    1. The law firm of Ian, Ian, Kinsler and Desmond!

    2. Ian and Ian, I wonder if they get together for a teleconference and plan their next move – a chain of Tex-Mex restaurants that will fail or a new line of underpants!

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (July 21)

    Horatio: Let’s secure the premises. See if anyone’s in the house. Miss, can you hear me? Can you tell us what happened?
    Wolfe: She has a penetrating wound to the back. She’s lost a lot of blood. Pupils are sluggish. Nonreactive. She’s going into shock.
    SWAT Leader: – Clear.
    Horatio: – Got to get it packed.
    SWAT Leader: The house is clear.
    Horatio: – Stay with us.
    Paramedic: – Diminished breath sounds. I’m starting oxygen.
    Horatio: Stay with me, sweetie. Here we go. It’s gonna be all right. That’s it.
    Paramedic: We need to start a line.
    Horatio: Stay with us.
    Paramedic: She’s hypotensive. Let’s get some fluids in her. – Line’s in. – Okay. Pulse is weak and thready.
    Wolfe: She’s not going to make it.
    Horatio: Let’s get her out of here. We need to get her to the E.R., stat.
    Wolfe: We need the gurney.
    Horatio: I got her head.
    Wolfe: Okay, go. One, two, three.
    Paramedic: BP’s dropping.
    Horatio: We’ve got to stabilize her before it’s too late (cue the queue of sunglasses).

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Some really funny stuff Ante!!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Also are you the singer or the footballer of the same name..hehe

    • Scott says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I had both last year. Not so great. Love this game!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Yup B. Gotta love those weekly doubles! C. Totally D. Nice

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. You don’t so enthused about the McCarthy era in LAD!! Hopefully they take off the training wheels and let him pitch 8 INN!

        b. I just love those 2B!! He hit it off Shoemaker so it should count as a HR! FML.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. He has a good chance of pitching 8 IP in a week with 2 starts B. 2B are the new HR

  8. Wild Thing says:
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    Thanks for telling me to keep Naquin yesterday!

    And as an Archer owner… Hahahaha.

  9. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Sandy Leon or Evan Gattis? This is a 12
    Man mixed league, standard 5×5 cats. Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Leon

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Hey Josh. Leon may be a hot schmotato but you have to take him over Gattis until he cools off. The idea of Gattis is a lot better than actual Gattis I’ve determined.

  10. Garbage Day says:
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    Dump McCann for Leon?

      • Garbage Day says:
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        @Grey: Oh hey Grey…I meant Brian McCann…still drop for Sandy Butts Leon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  11. Billy Tell says:
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    Ralph thinks Seattle could promote Vogelbach to the majors almost immediately. He also told me he likes Vogelbach more than AJ Reed ROS, because he has a higher floor, but he likes Reed better for dynasty. Do you agree with that?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Billy Tell: I do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Billy Tell: If you’re asking if you should drop Reed for Vogelbach, sure, you can try it….

  12. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Mr. Grey,
    I am getting some subtle hints from your witty and insightful rundown that it is ok to drop Abreu in a redraft league. Please wink if you agree?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: I wouldnt drop him, Try to trade him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: I keep saying I traded him, I never said I dropped him

  13. Tony C says:
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    Should I be concerned or am I just being impatient with Brandon Belt since the all star game?
    My team in a 12 team H2H with 10×10 cats that favors all around good hitters includes:
    Ramos-c Belt-1b Solarte-2b Baez-3b Seager-SS Piscotty-IF Stanton-Ozuna-Marte-OF Naquin-Util [thank u very much for that tip] Bregman-BN Bautista-BN.
    I can manipulate my lineup to pick up Semien, Grichuk, Joseph, Pearce, Profar and/or Kepler. Should I drop anyone for one of these FAs?
    Thanks and great job

  14. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    At this point Archer is mocking us. Best game of the year in a day game at Coors. Never thought he would make it 3 innings. I hate Chris Archer.

  15. Chucky says:
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    Adam Eaton quietly among the biggest disappointments this year. Waiting for the 2nd half that doesn’t seem to want to get here. Missed out on Naquin because I waited too long. What about Kepler? Reddick? Or even the Melk Man?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chucky: Kepler

  16. Jake says:
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    Does the Ckayton injury hurt his next year value? I have the chance to get him at a good price in a keeper league, but it would cost me Syndergaard

    • Jake says:
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      @Jake: Trade would be Thor & Franco for Kershaw & Baez. Neither hitter would be kept.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Jake: Id hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: It does if he has surgery

  17. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    One of your ALL-TIME BEST write-ups!!

  18. A bag of sand says:
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    Pls rank for saves
    Kinzler, Mauricio, Dull, JJohnson

  19. BelikeMaik says:
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    Groovy baby. Trying to decide between Pearce, Gyorko, Kendrick or Profar as a utility bro ROS. Ditched Kang.

  20. A bag of sand says:
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    Straily vs ARI (8.8) or
    McHugh vs LAA (3.8)

  21. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Hey, Grey. Who should I put in my Utility spot ROS: Heyward or VMart?

    VMart is on the wire but I’d need to drop Heyward to get him.

  22. papasmurf says:
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    Hendricks is a must start at home. On the road, I think he’s more of a matchup guy. Big splits that’ve gotten more pronounced lately.

    • Cram It says:
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      @papasmurf: More pronounced lately? Last 5 road starts: 2 ER, O ER, 3 ER, 2 ER, 1 ER. Sure, he’s better at home though.

  23. tank1 says:
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    Drop Belt or M. Upton to pick up Hanley? This is a 6×6 OPS league. Thanks.

  24. cubjet says:
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    Great stuff as always..

    I’ve been hanging onto Travis d’Arnaud and Cameron Rupp but need to drop one of them to get Baez off waivers. Which one would you keep?

    Also would you drop Odubel Herrera for Naquin?

    Thanks in advance.

    • cubjet says:
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      @cubjet: Or I could drop Chisenhall for Baez. It’s just a bench bat anyway.

    • Scott says:
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      @cubjet: Both of those are Frankencatchers. Drop both and pick up the hot catcher, currently Leon, as well as Baez.

      No on dropping Herrera.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cubjet: Thanks! Travis… Yes, Naquin

  25. knucks says:
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    Anyone else dealing with an updated Yahoo fantasy app this morning? Dunno what happened, but its god awful. Working with an iPhone, which is prob my first mistake…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Haven’t looked yet

  26. Hacksaw Jonny Gomes says:
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    Adonis or Leonys? My league has an acquisition limit so I’d be looking to get a few weeks out of a guy for a pick up. Could use the extra SB but also need to pace in RBI.

  27. Martin says:
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    Hi Grey! Skaggs and DeLeon both had phenomenal starts at AAA yesterday. Which one would you own in a dynasty league?

    • smegma says:
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      @Martin: Grey – also which would you rather own in a redraft league?

  28. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    How would you rank these SP for ROS? Duffy, Pineda, Fulmer, Aaron Sanchez?

  29. nyjacobs says:
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    hey grey would u trade away stras for mookie straight up? thanks.

  30. Basement Artie says:
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    Reminds me of the old joke:
    Q: What’s the difference between pussy and parsley?
    A: NOBODY eats parsley!

  31. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Someone dropped Kennedy and I have a spot for him. Worth the pick up or garbage? Would be a back end of rotation arm.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bobbo: Streamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: Agree with F

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: pretty slim pickings unfortunately even for streaming. what about Ervin Santana, Jose De Leon, Dylan Bundy? Or instead something like Nate Jones, Ryan Dull, Mauricio Cabrera (currently have Johnson too), or Edwin Diaz? Just trying to find someone with some sort of value. Ugh…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jones for now

  32. Billy says:
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    what are your thoughts on Jake Lamb long term? Sell high in a dynasty league or keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Billy: Depends on what you can get

      • Billy says:
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        @Grey: strasburg if i couple lamb with price

  33. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    which two do we want ROS? Odubel, Melvin, Nayquin, Kepler, or Holliday.

    By the by, those names look like the roster of a Pacific Rim boy band.

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Thx!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Scott says:
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    You mean to tell me, that instead of streaming Coors, I could have just kept the replacement stooge for another day?

  35. Paul says:
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    Re: carrasco, 7 wins ain’t bad for a guy who missed 6 starts. He’s won half his starts which is like a 17-win season.

  36. LastPlace says:
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    What are the chances that Daniel Hudson gets a sniff at Save Opps? Have his last few outings killed his chances?

  37. Steve D. says:
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    Jason Heyward or David Peralta ROS in a redraft?

  38. Scott says:
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    Don’t look now, but Trea Turner in the lineup for 4th straight day!

  39. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H Redraft

    Goldscmidt for Rizzo and Segura. Which side?

    Semien or Baez ROS?

    Thanks!

  40. LightBlack says:
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    Hey Sir.

    So last week I traded Jfer(broke my heart but had to)Polanco and K.Seager for Sale/Stanton/Just Dong.
    10 teamer OBP/saves+holds. Still need to stabilize that 3rd rotation spot behind Sale/Carassaco. Pineda/Matz/Kennedy/Walker/Rodon/Paxton are leading the inconsistentcy parade.

    Dude just offered Stras for Marte…..but im thinking Stanton maybe is the guy to flip? Of is(we start 4) Springer/Marte/Stanton/J.D/Ozuna/K.Davis/Grichuck.

    C.Davis is at the corner ci now with Seager gone. Fraizer/Rizzo/Villar/Siemen/Baez/Grandal make up the rest of the somehow 8th out of 10th place rat bastard squad. I have a great rp squad(dyson/phelps/jones/colome/K-Rod/Romo/Diaz)….its the damn starters after my top 2 all year that are killing me.

    I won the league last year and want to repeat(100 per guy league). Wud the newly aquired Stanton be the guy u peddle….to get a stras or scherzer….or should i just go after a hendricks type and offer a lesser OF/hitter?

    Alot of print I know…but appreciate the insight as always.

  41. Fungazi says:
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    Solid number three, that’s too much funny for this early in the morning Grey

  42. Tony C says:
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    My pitching needs help after Harvey went down and Cole just coming back from injury. My staff in a12 team: Cole, Maeda, C-Mart, Bud Norris, Shoemaker, Guerra, Snell, Giolito, J.Ross-DL and Taijuan-DL. Kenley and F-Rod are my closers.
    Not much available to pick up. Nelson, Liriano, Straily, Chen, Peavy, Cashner, Berrios and Skaggs. For SP Nate Jones, Madson, Kintzler, Estevez and J Johnson for RP are available. Any moves for me to make here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Stream, drop Giolito

  43. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team OBP H2H. Trying to jump out before Sanchez gets shut down.

    Duvall and Aaron Sanchez for A.Nola and T.Skaggs.

    Too much from my end? I also am probably losing Kershaw to injury.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The JoGarza: Seems like a bit much on your end

      • The JoGarza says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Bleh. Feels like it. Goddamn my leaguemates and their aversion to trade pitching.

  44. Scott says:
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    Who would you rather start tomorrow?
    Danny Duffy vs. Tex
    Lance McCullers vs. LAA

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: McCullers for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with F

  45. John C. says:
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    Grey what do you think about Jose De Leon? Think he will be up soon? He’s dominating AAA and the Dodgers can’t keep running out Bud Norris can they? De Leon has only thrown 43 innings so far this year so I don’t even think they will be an issue down the stretch. It just makes to much sense!

    • Shoegum Reynolds says:
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      @John C.: Last night was the first time they tested him with a full 100+ pitch load on only 4 days rest. The way he responded makes me think it won’t be long now before he comes up. With Coors field and the Redsox on the schedule for the first week of August they might even bring him up next week so he can have a bit of a softer landing at home against either the Rays or D’backs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John C.: Don’t see why he won’t be up

  46. Reid a book doode says:
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    With Napoli at 1B for me now and Belt on the bench, Donaldson at 3B and Frazier at Utilty, should I drop belt for Melky, Naquin, Pence (to stash on DL), Valencia, or Nola, Snell, Wacha? Marte, Polanco, Khris Davis, and Billy Hamilton are my OF. Pitching is solid, but Hill’s finger bubble is killing my vibe and just sitting with DTD labels.

    One of my favorite write-ups of yours. Cheers!

  47. Jon A says:
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    Do we trust Liriano vs Brewers today?

  48. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    @realdonaldtrump says: “Not even a mention of Silly Delino DeShields, who might get playing time but has been a yuge disappointment. Sad!”

  49. smegma says:
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    A guy offered me Kershaw/Dyson for my Degrom/Salazar. Decline and run for the hills re: Kershaw? Or counter with a lesser pitcher like Kershaw for Hammel?

    • chris says:
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      @smegma: Is this a keeper league?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @smegma: Id want deGrom and Salazar

  50. chris says:
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    Wilmer Flores is the weirdest. He started getting hot right when they were saying they would limit his playing time. He is the most “Kick in the Ass” player I’ve seen. Hes still going off because they’re not playing him everyday. Guarantee if he becomes an everyday player at one solid position, he flames out again.

  51. Puk is Wrong with You says:
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    Long term dynasty, Ian Ander or Matt Manning?? Any thoughts??

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Puk is Wrong with You: Go with Aqualung….that’s a Jethro Tull reference. What? Ian Anderson was the lead singer and flute player.

      BTW if you want to piss off old people, tell them you hate Led Zeppelin…

      • knucks says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Even better, tell old people that Led Zep was phony and stole tunes. Epic Tull reference Ralph

  52. 740 says:
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    hey Grey,
    10team h2h 6x5cats

    got beat to the punch for Harrison. smh
    please pick one ROS. Valencia, Profar, Heyward, Mazara, Cuthbert

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Cuth

  53. Denny says:
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    Pick two Peraza, Leonys, jankowski, trea Turner

    • knucks says:
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      @Denny: Right now, prob Leonys and Turner. It could easily be Peraza and Janky though, especially from AUG 1st onward depending on the Reds/Dads trades next week/weekend. Is this a straight SAGNOF play?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Denny: Leonys, Turner

  54. Pretty, Pretty, prettaaay good says:
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    Fantasy Master Lothario,

    I was offered an intriguing trade in my 14 team H2H league.

    I give:
    Adam Duvall

    For:
    JD Martinez
    Chris Archer

    Since this is H2H I feel like Martinez could do more damage in a given week vs Duvall but there is a risk he isn’t himself coming back from injury. Would you do it?

  55. Big league choo says:
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    Looking to replace merrifield…I only have 2 moves to use until playoffs start in September

    Profar/trea turner/Harrison. 10 team OBP h2h

  56. Denny says:
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    I tried trading Khris Davis straight up for any of your pitchers in the top 100 2nd half relivers and starters except Felix Hernandez, no one took it.

    Which of the following guys would you add in so it might sweeten the deal for these guys, darvish, McCullers, Lester, c-mart, hamels, Britton, familia

    Khris Davis andddd hellickson or Duffy

    If going for reliver Khris Davis and Gomez, kintzler, estevez, Nate jones or Maurer

    • Denny says:
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      @Denny: 12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Denny: Britton…Davis

      • Denny says:
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        @Grey: he won’t take Davis straight up for Britton should I throw in one of my relievers or am I giving up to much value at that point?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis for Britton? What is the full trade? What are you trying to do?

          • Denny says:
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            @Grey: my team has to much power so I’m trying to upgrade pitching get rid of some power, no one is biting on Davis straight up for any of your top 100 2nd half pitchers, relivers and starters so I’m trying to figure out what I can do to sweeten then deal so someone accepts

  57. Jedimasters says:
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    Good morning Grey.

    Stream Liriano vs Mil (Garza) SON $12.7?

    Also I have gathered the trading shamans to chant “Archer to Dodgers”. Interestingly he has a match up at LA on 7/26. Maybe he can party with the Dodgers execs and take selfies together.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jedimasters: I wouldn’t touch Liriano…. Ha, nice

  58. Will says:
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    thoughts on this trade option. I am currently in 3rd place in a head to head 12 team keeper league. The other owner is at the bottom and out of the playoffs. Due to our keeper league rules it is beneficial for me (and him) to trade someone we kept last season for a different player, because it will be cheaper. Here is my proposal.

    Encarnacion, Matz, and Segura for Chapman and Goldschmidt.

    I won’t keep Matz, Segura or Chapman. My roster is currently.

    Willson Contreras, Encarnacion, Schoop, Correa, Arenado, Eaton, Ozuna, Cutch, Polanco, Villar, Steve Pearce, Segura, and Bregman. I only have Bregman and 1 other player on the bench. However, I have Lorenzo Cain coming off the DL soon (hopefully).

    With Cain coming back and Bregman coming up soon (maybe getting 3B or OF status to go with SS) should I add Segura to this trade to get this done or stick with the team I have?

    My RP’s are Gomez, Dyson, Giles, Miller, and Oh.

    SP’s are Carrasco, Salazar, Matz, Tallion, Carlos Martinez, McCullers, and DeSclafini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Goldy side

  59. eric says:
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    Potential UFC Trade: My Maaarrte
    for Scheerrzer ?????
    for Ortiiiiiizzz ?????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Scherzer is fair

  60. Randy Bobandy says:
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    No way you woke up this morning thinking you’d ever type ‘heil Ziegler’…but I still laughed.

  61. CoachGonzo says:
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    H2h present and r.o.s. kepler, naquin, profar….who ya got. Thank you

  62. peacecoast says:
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    masturbation references are always funny well done (hill)

  63. JoeG414 says:
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    Been offered Jake Lamb for Taillon. I really could use a hitter since everyone has been cold and put my hitting stats behind.
    My other starters are : Arrieta , Danny S. , Happ , DeSclafani , Jose Q , D.Duffy , McCarthy , Roark.
    non keeper 6×6 daily roto
    Whata guys think ?

    • knucks says:
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      @JoeG414: Yea take it, you’re pitching seems plenty deep.

  64. mrbaseball says:
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    Brandon McCarthy or L. McCullers – Keeper League – who would you want

    • knucks says:
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      @mrbaseball: Would either be kept? Its a 33 vs. a 22 year old…

  65. jb says:
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    Opposite of PEDs (roids) could be schmoPEDs. My Jose Reyes took his schmoPEDs this morning.
    Is Marcus Semien a source of SBs? I’m surprised he got 4 swipes this week.

    • ashtray says:
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      @jb: He stole 45 in 408 games in the minors. He’s good for about 15 in a year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jb: Ha, what ashtray said

  66. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    16 team H2h league, no AVG, OBP and SLG; Pitching is also no W’s, but QS and IP are categories

    I ended up turning down all the offers on Altuve but am probably going to deal Marte since I’m killing it weekly scoring in SB and need some more power.

    I was offered Chris Davis for Marte and Pineda, is that a fair asking price for Davis? Pineda’s been pitching well but could fall apart at any point over the next few months, so it might not be a bad time to trade him. The leaguemate also has Trumbo.

    We start 3OF, 1UTIL, and normal positions (no CI/MI).

    C: Gattis
    1B: Abreu/Reed
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Franco
    SS: Semien
    OF: Marte, Valencia, Pagan, Maybin
    DL: JD Martinez and Matt Duffy

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Maxi: Marte side, it’s fair

  67. Murph says:
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    Desclafani or Skaggs (or just stream)?

  68. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Grichuk or Naquin?

    Thanks!

  69. WestGaFresh says:
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    Looking to add some SB in a 5X5 H2H OBP league using Total Bases instead of HRs.

    Jay Bruce for Adam Eaton

    -or-

    Jay Bruce for Jacoby Ellsbury

  70. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Jedd Jerko’s numbers V Los Padres in 2016:

    GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS Avg OBP SLG OPS

    6 21 8 13 0 1 6 10 1 0 0 0 .619 .636 1.571 2.208

    Think what they might be if he played in the West, with all the games he would get against them each year..

  71. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph LIfshitz says:
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    I seen it like a 27″ Zeneith believe it!…..That line didn’t age well.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ralph LIfshitz: For the future: Braxton Garrett or Jorge Ona? highest ceiling, BEST overall player.. Thanks

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Ona, just because he’s a bat. I do really like Braxton Garrett though, for what it’s worth. Ona looks like a beast though.

        Was Ona declared a free agent yet?

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: And sgned by the Padres

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Hey I have one more question for you..

            I have Andrew Heaney, who is going to be out awhile, would you hold him or drop and add Jason Groome or Broxton Garrett.

            4 ever dynasty keeper..

            thanks as always!

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph LIfshitz says:
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              @Malicious Phenoms: No I’d probably hold the other two and monocle Heaney. Look for opps to sell the other two in the coming year +.

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @Ralph LIfshitz: the other two are free agents. I own Heaney..I was asking to hold or drop Heaney for one of those high school kids or i cud drop Heaney and add Corey Ray..

                  • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                    @Ralph LIfshitz:
                    Dermis Garcia number 1 international prospect in 2014

                    .Thoughts on him? Worth rostering in 4 ever keeper…10 teams 50 man rosters…standard roto

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph LIfshitz says:
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                      @Malicious Phenoms: I’d want ray, but he’s got nice pop.

  72. chris says:
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    in an RCL where I need good ratios and desperately need some saves, would you roster jim johnson or Mauricio Cabrera?

  73. Joey says:
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    12 team H2H dynasty – I am playing for next year. Would you trade away Quintana for Brantley + Hendricks?

    My other SPs are Sale, Archer, Harvey, Odorizzi. My OFs are Trumbo, Marte, Heyward, Soler, Cain, Kepler.

    Thanks.

      • Joey says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. What about Soler for De Leon plus draft pick?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair

  74. GrassyNoelRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great post as usual! Someone dropped Abreu in my 10-team roto. Drop my bench bat Baez for him? Or stick with the hot hitter?

    Thanks!

  75. J-Mo says:
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    Which hottie from Neighbors 2 is “that girl”? Rose Byrne? Selena Gomez? Chloe Grace Moretz? Dave Franco? The world needs to know.

  76. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Batty call for today:

    1. Take advantage of Coors with Adonis Garcia (‘Tron $28.8) or Inciarte ($25.5)?
    2. Grab hot schmotato Leon (-$8.0 v Min – Duffey) and possibly hold onto him until he cools off or my regular C Boeuf heats up? or
    3. Hot schmotato Joseph ($21.0), who’s probably the highest-rated non-Coors hitter available to me?

  77. peacecoast says:
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    grey need a pep talk or an honest opinion:

    my offense (12 t mixed roto 2 C league)

    beef, gattis
    goldie, bryant, franco
    s castro, villar, lindor (dee gordon on bench)
    polanco, kemp, j upton, mazara, duvall, jankowski

    my guys have started off slow after the ASG break and I worried. I am first in HR, second in RBI and R, and bottom half in BA and SB-CS.

    these guys are gonna be fine right? I am hoping to stay on top in HR, RBI and R and pick up SB and maybe BA

    I think my BA is gonna stay shitty tho (bunch of us are clumped at .266 so it goes up and down each day)

    with dee gordon and jankowski I am hoping my SB pick up, s castro is arguably gonna have a better second half than mazara though…or drop both and pick up a kepler or other hot schmo? ride jankowski until he loses his PT?

    what do you think of my offense?

  78. Cram It says:
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    Julio Borbon/SAGNOF sighting in NY.

  79. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph LIfshitz says:
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    How dare you use my own stats against me!

    Also Dan Vogelbach is my homeboy. I love him in ways no one understands, he’s got a bat, and if he was built like say anyone but Billy Butler he’d be a top 40 prospects. There’s a bad body bias!

    #Moobslivesmatter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph LIfshitz: It’s an expired hourglass, and it’s beautiful… The M’s gonna bench Lind indefinitely or you expecting another trade?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I think they could rotate Cruz into the outfield on days they don’t sit Lind. He’s probably better than Lind now. He’s got great on base skills.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I’m sure he’s better than Lind, but I don’t think Lind just goes to the bench indefinitely either

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph LIfshitz says:
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            @Grey: No, but a platoon could happen. It’s always about who’s hot. Look at Naquin, Vogelbach hits enough Lind sees less and less run.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rajai was hot! They just moved on from him… Vogelbach sounds like he’s in the same situation as Reed

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph LIfshitz says:
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                @Grey: Reed’s floor is lower, he didn’t take the job and run with it. Vogelbach keeps his K% under 20, and his Bb% are consistently at or above 12%

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  We don’t know if Vogelbach will take any job or run with it

  80. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey.. Is Tyler Skaggs a good pickup for h2h points?? They say he should be back next week. i have one more move this week to stream and im losing this week but i’m looking for future cause im in 1st place. Thanks

  81. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Your lede is not helping me refrain from shelling out mad, stupid duckets for those ‘Purple Tape’ Diadoras.

    Archer actually help lower my ERA. Sub-4.00 here I come! That team with the 13th best ERA better watch out!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Out of 12 teams? God bless you.

      You need to get dem Diadoras!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Ha, 14 team league. I feel a major push coming from my merry band of bums. I won it last year, so eff it.

        I’m po’. Actually, just have a limit on what I want to spend on certain items. $400 on shoes exceeds that limit for me. Not like those diamond studded, baby giraffe skin Nikes you rock.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s how I feel too… I’m the defending champ, until I’m not, snitches!

          HAHA…The giraffe was already studded, so was easier to make them

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: “Makes my dookie twinkle”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If you dookie in my sneaks, which you should not

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Would never. Just was reminded of that Chappelle line for some reason.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, was that his line, I didn’t catch it

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: Haha, yeah. The “Cribs” episode when he was eating dinosaur eggs and grinding diamonds on his food.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA…I miss Cribs (even if it’s still on, I wouldn’t watch it and miss old Cribs)

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Only one I can remember was Redman’s when he had a broken screen door and his cousin was sleeping on the floor.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That was such a great one… I remember thinking, Redman’s just like me!

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      I always assumed you two were boys, being Jersey and all.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      My high school drug dealer lived in the same projects that Naughty by Nature came from, but I didn’t have any connections to Redman

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph LIfshitz says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Shoe’s are stupid nowadays. I wish I had $400 to spend on purple sneakers.

      Grey I need a raise!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph LIfshitz says:
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        @Ralph LIfshitz: Where’s Nick? Are we going to meet up for this Raekwon and Ghost show in August?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph LIfshitz says:
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          @Ralph LIfshitz: Ugh they canceled it.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Aw suckie-boo-boo

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph LIfshitz says:
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              @Grey: Yeah and the closest show is DC!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You can meet up with JB, he’s prolly a bouncer at the show

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @Grey: Hahaha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        How about I send you some old Cougs’ kicks for your kids?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph LIfshitz says:
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          @Grey: yum Cougs’ feet…..

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            She wears a size 4, no joke

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @Grey: Is she a foot bonded geisha? Those are some smaaaaaalll feet.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha… The best is she can never go shoe shopping when I’m with her because you can pop in somewhere and try on a 4

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Ralph LIfshitz: I think that 90’s runner shoe game is going strong. I just started last year, but Asics, Saucony, and Diadora are constantly putting out quality for less than $200.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph LIfshitz says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I buy running shoes for $120 but they’re to run in. hahaha

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Ralph LIfshitz: I got winded reading that sentence.

  82. jdub01984 says:
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    What’s your outlook on Homer Bailey for the ROS? I’m in a Yahoo H2H with the following pitching categories – IP, W, L, S, HR, K, ERA.We have a 45 inning minimum each week. Would you add him over any of my current pitchers:

    SP – Jeremy Hellickson
    SP – Jameson Taillon
    SP – Johnny Cueto
    SP – John Lackey
    SP – Danny Duffy
    SP – Brandon McCarthy
    SP – Tyler Glasnow
    SP – Tyson Ross
    SP – Clayton Kershaw
    RP – Sam Dyson
    RP – Tyler Clippard
    RP – Wade Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Useless

  83. Pat says:
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    A. Are you starting Folty @Coors today ?

    B. Is Dee Gordon too much for Kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, no

  84. Adam says:
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    Would u start steven wright tonight vs MIN
    Thanks!
    Need a streamer
    Other choices are Eichoff vs marlins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff

  85. Sandlot Bully says:
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    12 team H2H 6X6 OBP

    I have Khrush Davis in last Util spot

    Napoli and Naquin are available FA.

    Should I be streaming that last Util spot?

    If so, Davis or Napoli or Naquin for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Napoli

  86. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Drop Espinosa for Gyrko?

    thanks,
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  87. ryanoger says:
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    Khris Davis or Naquin?

    Solarte, Gyorko, or Baez?

    great write up man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin…Baez

  88. NickinIthaca says:
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    Hey Grey,

    With DeShizzy getting the call back, who would you prefer for a bench OF bat until Cain gets off the DL, DeShields or Span? 12 team H2H, standard 5×5. I’m top two in HR, RBI and SB, middle tier in AVH and R…

    Thanks as always…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

      • NickinIthaca says:
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        @Grey: Awesome… I chose wisely.

        Also, I laughed way too hard about that Rich Hill blurb. That was gold…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  89. What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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    I’m looking for a stable pitcher in a trade, dangling Ozuna.
    Is Kyle Hendriks a good option to trade for him?

    Or do I send someone like Starling Marte for Lester? I’m weight on offense, total risk factor on pitching… thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna should get Lester…Marte should get Scherzer

      • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. The guy holding Lester seems to want more than Ozuna…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then send Ozuna plus a closer or something

          • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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            @Grey: Ok, Wade Davis would be too much tho, right?

            • What Would Dykstra Do? says:
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              @What Would Dykstra Do?: nevermind, he’s expired… i’ll l try Edwin Diaz and Gurriel

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s fine

  90. Bob says:
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    Keeper league question. In a league that has QS instead of wins, and k/9 & bb/9 in place of k’s and walks, what side would you take?

    Kershaw or Taillon, Snell, and Matt Harvey?

    If the guy would do Cmart instead of Harvey, would that make a difference? Still would have scherzer strasburg and cueto to help with the loss of kershaw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw…Not really with C-Mart

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bob: Kershaw, Kershaw, Kershaw

      • Bob says:
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        @Cram It: thanks guys. I felt like it was an obvious no when the guy brought it to me, but as a keep forever league I felt like I at least had to ask

  91. Jeff says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Operating with Wellington Castillo as catcher. Drop him for d’arnaud or Leon?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leon

  92. tank1 says:
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    Leon, Grandal or Castillo to replace Gattis? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  93. Cram It says:
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    C’mon Deshields you sonofabitch. You’ve got a real chance to redeem yourself faster than any other pre-season hype job in the history of Razzball. This could be yuge.

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: I’m thinking he has a week to make some noise. TEX might end up trading for some OF help, even if he does give them a spark? Interesting that they went DeShizz over Gallo… wonder if it had anything to do with the possibility of Gallo batting .100 the next week and killing off some leverage in trade discussions for a SP/RP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuge!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: “Yuge, dawg.” “You said it, Mikey!” – Mike & The Mad Dog.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Cram It says:
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            @knucks: Yup, classic. Wish he ran against Trump.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Cram It: True Story?

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Cram It: I am still not convinced he plays against anything but lefties. He could get crazy hot and steal a bunch of bases but he didn’t exactly set the world on fire in the minors

  94. bigbear says:
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    The Freddy Freeman blub reminded me of Pat Burrell in 2008. He hit 33 HR but only had 86 RBI. He batted behind Ryan Howard who had 48 HR and 146 RBI. Howard had 199 Ks and an OBP of .339. Not many opportunities…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burrell also bedded a lot of women

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @bigbear: Also 30 of his 33 HRs were against the Mets.

    • knucks says:
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      @bigbear: Pat the Bat. As 1 F noted… not a fan.

  95. hondo says:
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    Ottavino or DIaz for save spec?

    • knucks says:
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      @hondo: Prob Ott for saves, but you can own Diaz in many leagues as a Betances like contributor, should you be so savvy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Nice, I like the sound of that as an Estevez owner. That doesn’t have to do with McGee being in Otts way does it Grey?

        To follow up Hondo’s Q… if you had to pick 2 for saves spec between Diaz/Bedrosian/Ott

        Is Ott the guy to leave on the wire?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bed, Diaz

  96. Cale says:
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    20 man keeper league with 5 keepers per team…so the top 100 come off the board before the draft even starts.

    Cole Hamels or Jose Abreu? Knowing you I’m sure you’d go hitting over pitching, right? Even with Abreu’s down year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  97. ryanoger says:
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    Trea Turner or Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: woah, does that apply to dynasties where either would cost $10.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: oops, 10 out of 305 total budget after draft, during season there is no budget. other top shelf costs are goldy/kershaw $52

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  98. Miewill says:
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    Khris Davis and Duffy for any of darvish, mcullers, Lester, hamels or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

      • Miewill says:
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        @Grey:
        Ok offered that for Lester, would Davis and hellickson be fair for any of those other guys?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Miewill says:
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            @Grey: but not Duffy for those other guys or offer him if they won’t take hellickson?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, Duffy too

  99. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    From staircase to stage, minimum wage this write-up’s soon to get an article in RapPage.

    I grabbed Holt as well, but in the sexual way. Good news is my attorneys say I have a good chance of beating this thing.

    There is a classic hip hop lyric that has been in my head, but I can’t remember who did it:
    “When I’m on the mic, I always f*ck sh*t up” Any ideas who said it?

  100. DonnieB says:
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    Marte for deGrom or Strasburg. Which SP would you prefer to trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom

  101. Duke says:
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    So that Naquin the Chef track was off of “Only Built for Native Beadz” right dude? Love that cover, Ghostface Kipnis muggin in the background and stuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Love that

  102. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    best one day hitting stream for 20 team h2h with OPS
    schmipf @ wainwrong (just kdding, us around STL has stopped doing that one, or should’ve) -7.5, but he did just HR against carmart the other day, pretty sure
    j.peterson @ COL (if he plays) 18.2
    s.rod @ garza 3.1 (this guy does wll when he plays, which will take some hours to figure out)
    jerk store @ SD (he’s been good against SD all year) cashner 9 (but matheny does stuff like bench guys just off hot days)
    bourjos @ koehler 10.4 (been good for abit, i had owned him for aminute till joc P came back)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  103. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Wow! Just wow! You weren’t kidding about Justin Turner being a hot schmotato!!!

    Two dingers already – a 2-run shot and a 3-run shot. Only a solo shot and grand salami short of the HR cycle!!! Where is Juan Pierre now?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  104. Gold Dust says:
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    1. I have an open roster spot, who should I pick up? FYI, Since June 20th, my team has 2 SB’s.
    Snell/Skaggs/Naquin/TTurner/Melky/Jankowski/Parra (DL-stash)

    2. I have tried over and over to trade Jason Heyward but I can’t get anything for him. Should I keep holding/benching or drop him for a second player from the list above.

    12-team mixed, standard 5×5

    C – Sal
    1B – Rizzo
    2b – Schoop
    3b – Frazier
    ss – Xander
    OF – Crush, Belt, Grichuk
    Util – Casty, VMart
    Bench-Heyward

    SP – Thor, Salazar, Velasquez, Nola, Matz, McCullers, Odorizzi
    RP – Clippard, Jeffress, JGomez, Johnson
    DL-Vizcanio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Naquin, Turner 2. Drop

  105. Hugman says:
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    I smell a Gallo trade. Do you? I keep wanting to stash him but space is tight. And the Rangers don’t seem to want to bring him up. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been garbage in the minors, don’t see him doing anything more than Chris Carter-type numbers at best

    • knucks says:
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      @Hugman: Aka don’t believe the hype

      I really feel like they are holding him down to prevent exposure during trade conversations. Why would they leave an “impact” bat in the minors when they need one? We should ask C*nt Hurdle, he may know.

      • Hugman says:
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        @knucks: Thanks, doods. I thought he was doing better than that for some reason.

  106. Furious says:
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    Question about bench legs ROS:
    Dee Gordon
    Kevin Kiermaier
    Trea Turner

    Thanks for all the great work, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  107. J-FOH says:
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    If Fielder is washed up then does that make him the Prince of Tides?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

    • Great White North says:
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      @J-FOH: He does have Daddy issues.

  108. Phil of the Future says:
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    I started Archer because I don’t even care anymore with this guy.

    Why am I not surprised he waits for Coors to have his best start in months?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause he’s a real SOB

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: There’s no other explanation

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: latest on archer is him going to the dodgers. That park and weak ass division is so exciting. The pantalones are rising!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is it official?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: they say 70% chance. I have a feeling they are going to do a blockbuster for archer and longo. Would be interesting to see what honeycutt could do for archer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Archer feels like used goods after all the sliders last year

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: totally agree on that. Maybe not this but in next too he’ll be paying a visit to dr. Freeze. Feel same way about cueto too. Wanted no part of that jacked up arm. But for 2016 fantasy purposes archer in LA would be nice in the short terminal. God the west has the worst bats outside of a few select players.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, agreed…I like Archer in Dodger Stadium and NL West, I like anyone there, actually

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: my mom could be the dodgers 5th starter and I’d stream her

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: fuxk teddy heater after watching him throw that ceremonial first pitch could have a sub 4 era at home and solid numbers against the Padres in dodger stadium

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Teddy Heater’s gotta work on his offspeed stuff, but he does have the middle reliever stuff to blow away a few hitters

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Teddy would own Ike Davis

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes! Teddy vs Ike, how do we make this happen?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Razzball fantasy camp. Come try your luck against some of fantasy baseball’s biggest disappointments…..I’m sure eno could hook us up with some contacts.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Great idea!

  109. ashtray says:
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    How would you rank these 2B options in 12 team H2H (hitters include OBP & K)

    Pedroia
    Travis
    Forsythe
    Lawrie
    Trea Turner
    Profar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedroia, Turner

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: Dammit I keep trying to find an excuse to move on from Pedroia but it always turns out he’s better than the alternative.

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: Would you dump Heyward to grab Turner? In a 3 OF league I have Betts, Polanco, Morales, Khris Davis and Heyward.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  110. Eng says:
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    Howdy, Grey. Great writeup as per. I have a question: Limited Keeper league get to keep 4 players…do you keep Lindor R6 or Semien R15?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Eng: Lindor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lindor

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Dankeschoen!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  111. Steve says:
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    Think Moncada sees the field this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Platoons in Sept.

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: How much of a role do you see him having next year? Full time starter? Who would he replace in the lineup?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe full-time by June

  112. Zach says:
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    Leon over McCann in a 10 team H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leon

      • Zach says:
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        Thank you my friend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  113. Orphan Black says:
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    Machado or S Marte and Lamb? non keeps 10 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado, it’s fair

  114. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Rendon up with the bases loaded 2 outs…Rally killer, ground out.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  115. Rocky says:
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    You are an animal, Grey! Don’t know how you make it through the comments section everyday, but thank you in advance…

    I’ve got a 3B related question… Currently rolling with Eduardo Núñez there, and while appreciative of his monster 1st half, I think he’s a prime candidate for serious 2nd half regression. Waiver wire is seriously thin with E. Suarez, Cuthbert, Gyorko, P. Alvarez, Holt, Solarte, Chisenhall, Flores, and Shaw looking like the best options. Also, I’m stashing Ryon Healy (who I could call up) and Hunter Dozier as late-season fliers in my minor-league system.

    First, is it worth cutting Núñez for any of those options, looking long-term towards the playoffs. Second, is there any 3B you are targeting who underachieved in the 1st half who you really like for a 2nd half turnaround?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. Don’t cut Nunez… Franco? Beltre?

  116. MP says:
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    In a keeper league would you prefer option A or B:

    A
    Rizzo
    Dee Gordon
    Sano
    Melvin Upton
    Clippard

    B
    Carrasco
    Marte
    Ramos
    Caspedes
    Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  117. Slimbo says:
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    hey buddy

    thoughts on dropping jose reyes in a shallow keeper? have segura (yuck) at ss

    and who would you grab from the wire
    Gyorko, Leake, Semien, Leon or pineda

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  118. Miewill says:
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    Khris Davis and hellickson for hamels, c-Mart, or darvish?

  119. Milarky says:
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    Yo Grey, I’m the guy who posted a few times yesterday to get your feedback on ideas to land either Kersh/Correa or JoFer/Bogaerts. I’m not sure either guy will go for any kind of a package deal, but curious as to how you would rank the following groups of hitters, then pitchers as keepers (and if you don’t mind, please indicate if/where there are significant dropoffs). It will help me figure out how aggressively to target any of them.

    Rizzo
    Frazier
    Bautista
    Polanco
    Correa
    Bogaerts

    Kershaw
    JoFer
    Scherzer
    Kluber
    Salazar

  120. Joe says:
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    H2h 10 tm – which side do you prefer ROS:

    Pomeranz and Duvall or
    Papelpon and F-Her

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      F-Her

  121. Tom says:
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    Hey Grey! I’m in a 16 team league and looking to add pitching wherever I can. I have an open DL spot and I wanted to see how you would rank Mike Minor, Colby Lewis and Homer Bailey for the rest of the season (Do you think there is any value there at all?). Thanks for your help, love the site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No value here…Bailey

  122. Jon A says:
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    14 team keeper.

    can only keep 4 SP

    Scherzer, Cmart, Carrasco are my 3 and then i have to decide between Matz and Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  123. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    You think Trevor Rosenthal ever gets his closer job back this year or next yeart or ever? Worth holding on to him in a 4 ever keeper? 10 team roto 50 player rosters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth holding him

  124. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Just snagged Frazier for Odor at the break in my 12T H2H (snagged Altuve in another deal), couldn’t be more pumped so far! However now I’ve got him along with Khris Davis and Chris Carter at my two UTIL spots just collectively crushing my avg. Drop Carter for Reddick, Profar, or Pierce to help the avg? Or could drop for Semien and at least take solace I’m getting swipes with a similar bad average.

    Stay the course or punt the HOF wide receiver to the wire? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Carter for Reddick

  125. N says:
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    Do you think Justin Turner will drop off? He’s been such a beast for me the last 6 weeks I just want to believe he’ll be this good for the duration.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, he’ll fall off like he was terrible in April/May

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: not to mention the how many years of not being any good on NYM (maybe other teams also)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

  126. Nitro says:
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    Belt or Naquin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  127. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    20 teamer with OPS/slugging/hits/total bases redraft h2h. drop cargo 2 (HOU) or howie K for altherr (with the idea that later altherr supplants cargo 2 in roster, even if howie is the drop right now to stash altherr, i have room)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  128. It's not too early for a Roger Dorn night. says:
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    ROS Rank for these IF?

    Castellanos, Baez, Dee Gordon, Schoop, Trea Turner

    Danke!

  129. Miewill says:
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    Khris Davis and hellickson for Britton?

    Khris Davis and Which closer for Britton Gomez,kinztler, estevez, Maurer?

    Who you got

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton…Britton

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Miewill: this might depend what your OF situation looks like. if you own hellickson it’s a pretty deep league obviously. i’d move jeenmar 1st.

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Eli Man Penguin Boy: maybe not as deep as i thought previously, didn’t realize his season overall ERA that good, i have him, but only in really deep (NL only/30 teamer types). still guessing if owned and opp values possibly trading for him it’s a 16 teamer or so.

  130. Jason says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Quick question. Trade deadline in my 12 team H2H dynasty league is coming up. I’m currently in 2nd and gearing up for the playoffs.

    I have an offer where I trade Carrasco/Brantley/Alfaro for Braun/Hamels

    Which side would you want if you’re going all in this year but also don’t want to sacrifice the future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  131. Outfield Drama says:
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    Hello Grey ! i’m in a 12 h2h weekly al/nl points league. My current OF ‘s are Polanco, Fowler, ODB, Khris davis and Ed nunez At Utility…. would you drop any of these guys for naquin or Kepler ? BTW I start 3 of my 4 OF. So as of now I have fowler coming of the Dl and start the other 3. Thx for your help Grey !!! Have a great day man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel for Naquin’s fine

  132. Chad Donaldson says:
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    Any buy low candidates in Jacob Turner type price range?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Check the ROS player rater

  133. Miewill says:
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    So the guy with darvish, c-Mart, hamels said I can have one of them if I give him Khris Davis and preferably jeanmar Gomez he says. Which one should I get from him and should I give him Gomez or offer him kinztler, estevez, Maurer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dervish or CMart

      • Miewill says:
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        @Grey: these are my starters now Salazar,Duffy,price,Nola, carrasco, hellickson

        Cats are w/l/hr/k/era/whip/qs/cg

        One I should target over the other?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          C-Mart

          • Miewill says:
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            @Grey: he wants to throw in Orlando Arcia, should I try and make him throw in grichuk, shoemaker, guerra, or Nelson I don’t want Arcia.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Shoemaker or Grichuk

              • More ill says:
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                @Grey: if he doesn’t want to give me either what closer should I give instead of Gomez?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No idea what this is regarding

  134. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i traded Villar for Syndergaard, do u like the trade? I lead the league in steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    one of the big baseball literature books of the last 15-20 years i think had most managers (this was ASSUMING basic lineup setting that a 12 year old could do was in fact DONE; this year, a LOT less of that than normal) down for only really being able most of the time to affect their teams by about 2 games per year or so. now of course since there’s no metric to quantify which of these guys ups the effort of his players (the “human” element, the 21 grams) this is hard to tell. it is clear some guys who are literally stupid as F when it comes to lineup stuff (matheny for at least one) have years of getting more wins out of teams that don’t really deserve them (big head also, but he’s at least not a complete moron with bullpen and lineup stuff)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah… Interesting

  136. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Sounds like Glasnow is getting called up to start Saturday vs. the Phillies? No SON score yet but he is worth streaming instead of McHugh vs. LAA (3.8) ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  137. JAL says:
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    G, thoughts on my Archer for his Chapman in a 12-team 5×5 redraft where I can move up standings in Saves? Do I ask for another small piece? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  138. nyjacobs says:
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    hey grey, would trading away my sale/lindor for donaldson be too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  139. L-Boogie says:
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    moral compass time. I accepted a trade getting kershaw about an hour before news of his setback. sucks but I got him at a dicount (ozuna and dozier for kershaw and scooter) and I knew there was risk going in. the other owner asked if I want to reverse the trade. I told him no, I knew the risk and it blew up in my face. he thinks it’s not right and wants me to reconsider. I’m in 4th well behind the leader. he’s near bottom. WWGD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The trade’s done, tell your friend to buy you a beer next time he sees you

  140. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    So, guess who acquired Strasburg earlier this week?

  141. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. currently have abreu, belt and pujols in a league we start 1b and dh. abreu/jeffress/wacha too much to give up for archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  142. knucks says:
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    Not @Grey specifically, but I’m still curious… Am I really the only one that’s blown away by this stupid Yahoo app?? I might as well move the league to ESPN. So hard to get used to change. They should have done this during the ASB at least. Jesus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just opened it for the first time in a few weeks, what’s the differences?

    • Cram It says:
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      @knucks: Looks the same to me. And still like it way more than the ESPN app.

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: I’m against change in the first place… but me having to deal with it in the middle of the night last night, trying to figure out waiver adds around 3:00 AM EST was a real pain in the ass. Could have at least used a heads up Yahoo!

        • The Harrow says:
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          @knucks: heads up, really, they don’t even have a system of contacting a human with issues (espn does, a simple phone number) of any type.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @knucks: is it as bad as that time that yahoo:
      1. forced everybody to use the eye rapping white screens to make a few extra cents per minute on their daily fantasy hustle forever when they used to have the option of a black or white screen (and still could)
      2. for the first 4 days of fantasy hockey in 2015-16 not allow any league to slot it’s players on IR+/NA nor even give any explanation for it
      3. take 10 starts for swihart to get OF this year even though their “system” is 5 games
      4. their entire “system” of prospects that exist in the system vs those who don’t (and i don’t want to hear that 40 man shite, as moncada was in yahoo upon being drafted, due to name hype, right away. also, there’s other counterexamples to prove they don’t have a uniform rule used the same way)

      i could go on of course. in any case, for redrafts there’s no reason to be in yahoo over espn, EXCEPT the great idea that is games only lock at EACH game, not that “1st game of the day” garbage espn uses.

  143. Scott says:
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    Please pick two of these OFs to keep:
    Leonys
    Souza
    Saunders

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin, Saunders

  144. Five-On-One says:
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    Gyorko, Lawrie, Lind or Peraza for my U slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  145. duda says:
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    Cashner a must add if he gets traded to contender or still streamer??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  146. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    looky, looky puig’s hurt yet again. this guy is kinda like carl crawford, except crawford was REALLY good for a few years, not 2 months once. puig does look like he should be a very useful player, so he’s got that going for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear that

  147. Cather Smetcher says:
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    In a 12 team h2h weekly points league al/nl which catcher would you ( 1. ) play now and ( 2. ) ROS Thx Grey !! Gattis, Barnhart, Grandal, D’Arnuld, Suzuki,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  148. Taylor says:
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    Would you drop Archie Bradley for De Leon in a 12 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  149. fallex says:
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    Richard Roundtree played Shaft, not Fred Williamson. I think that’s what you were reaching for anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah

  150. omar says:
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    Pick a side for the rest of the season: AL Only 5×5 Roto

    Rich Hill + Mike Zunino
    Danny Duffy + Evan Gattis

    What percent chance to you give for Hill staying in the AL after impending trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy… 75%

  151. duda says:
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    Which one goes first Gomez, kinztler, estevez, or Maurer

    Saves and holds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maurer

  152. duda says:
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    Glasnow or de Leon? Is Robertson still the closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow…Yes

  153. Q says:
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    Arenado & Rajai
    Or
    Mookie & MiniDonkey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  154. Rusty Arms says:
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    What do you expect from Flash Gordon for rest of season since he isn’t eligible for post season? Would you trade him for D LeMaieu for overall numbers and a few SBs along the way? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gordon, but it’s fair

  155. Dommattingly says:
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    Odorizzi, Wacha, or Hellockson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hellickson

  156. duda says:
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    This is the offer I gave him Khris Davis and Gomez for c-Mart and grichuk.

    He countered with darvish instead of c-mart. Should I counter with Maurer instead of Gomez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, take Darvish

      • Rusty Arms says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: how many steals do you see for Flash ros

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          17-21

  157. duda says:
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    Working the waiver wire with you all year grey has gotten me
    David price, carrasco, and darvish the last week while keeping my core hitters together trout, marte, Lindor, Frazier, belt thanks man!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  158. Tom says:
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    I know you were down on McCutchen to start the year but did you think he would be this bad? Do you think he has much left down the stretch? Is he even a top 200 player the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t think he’d be this bad, I still don’t

  159. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (4) SP: Salazar, Carrasco, McCullers, Shoemaker
    Bench: (Duffy, McCarthy, Taillon, Pineda, Matz)

    Available: Glasnow, Snell, Skaggs, Paxton, Urias, Giolito, J. Ross*, Fister, Leake, Walker*, McHugh, Ray, Rodon*, Mengden, Peavy, Straily, Kennedy, Moore, Bradley…

    1) Should I feel good about my pitching staff ROS? I’m still in 1st place at 11-3 but with 4 other teams only behind by 1 or 2 games. Any immediate add/drops you’d make?
    2) I know at one point you said you’d stream Pineda and Matz’s spot but I’m hesitant to drop Pineda now after his last start. Then again his next start is @HOU (19.3) and Matz’s next starts are @MIA (2.7) and vs. COL (22.8) so I was thinking of trying to package two of Shoemaker, Duffy, McCarthy, Taillon, Pineda, and Matz for a better SP before dropping one of them for a streamer? What tier of SPs should I go for and who are my best trade pieces?

    MadBum, Sale? (doubtful I know)
    Arrieta, deGrom, Thor?
    Kluber, Lester, Cueto?
    Hamels, Cole, Archer?
    C-Mart, Darvish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Lester etc seems only chance any of those two sending

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Yeah just wanted to know where to start targeting so that helps!

        1) Let’s say I go after Kluber, Lester, or Cueto… which two of Shoemaker, Duffy, McCarthy, Pineda, and Matz should I offer up first as an initial offer?
        2) Would it still be worth going after guys below that Kluber tier worst case? Like any two of those pitchers for even Darvish? Or is only that Kluber tier worth it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Any two… Matz, Pineda… 2. Yup

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Word, just waiting for a text back from these guys to see who they want…

            Also assuming I can’t make a deal who should I drop between Matz, Pineda or even Taillon in order to be able to make the following starts:

            7/23
            Glasnow vs. PHI (?)
            McHugh vs. LAA (3.8)*

            7/24
            Taillon vs. PHI (19.8)*
            Matz @MIA (2.7)*
            Snell @OAK (-5.6)*

            Next week:
            Matz vs. COL (22.8)
            Pineda @HOU (19.3)

            As you can see plan was to stream Matz and Taillon (and maybe if Snell if I can swing it) on Sunday 7/24 so my dilemma is who to drop to stream either McHugh or Glasnow on Saturday? So that just leaves Pineda but like I said SON loves his next start next week and there’s no guarantee he makes it through waivers if I drop him. Also I know Skaggs is going to get called up next week and is Glasnow more than a streamer if he does well on Saturday? I guess how would you rank Pineda, Matz, Taillon, Glasnow, and Skaggs ROS because I don’t want to regret dropping the wrong dude … you haven’t steered me wrong yet brotha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pineda

  160. hankp says:
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    Grey
    C.Davis and Kang or Stanton and Semien ROS in a 5×5? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  161. henncoop says:
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    12 team 5X5 roto currently in 3rd in HRs, RBIs & Avg. ; 2nd in Runs & 10th in SBs. I currently have Bogaerts @ SS & Schoop @2B. I have Lawrie & Didi sharing the MI & Utility slots.

    Available are : Anderson, Kendricks, Scooter, Hernandez, Flores, & Peraza.Who should I drop( if any) & who to pick up? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can try Wilmer over Didi but neither here nor there

  162. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h obp limited moves

    1) Still have an offer on the table of my Aaron Sanchez for his Matz. Tried for Darvish but was turned down. Matz hasn’t really pitched well lately but would you pull the trigger on that deal? Been trying to move Sanchez for something good, being h2h and all, and haven’t had any other worthwhile offers.

    2) My worst 2 hitters right now are Puig and Belt. Puig potentially just injured himself again today and Belt hasn’t been productive the past month. Should I hold either of these 2 or make a move for a bat off the waiver:

    Hanley, Castellanos, Vmart, Beltran, Dee Gordon, Turner, Pederson, Grichuk, Naquin, Kepler

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Matz… Hanley, Castellanos over those two bats

      • bossmanjunior333 says:
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        @Grey:

        So just hold onto Sanchez until they shift him to the bullpen? I haven’t had any other bites on Sanchez and it’s h2h, so I’m going to need starters around for the playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d move Sanchez, but I’m not moving him for a guy who has elbow spurs

        • Knucks says:
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          @bossmanjunior333: yea I just mean-tweet the hell out of @YahooSupport or whatever it is. Not like they would do anything other than be a robot about it. Funny that you brought up the white screen thing though, cause it’s white as hell in the app and I don’t see how I can change it. Took me way longer than it should to even figure out how to find the waiver pool and see all players that are available. It’s a real pain to get used to and its causing me to have to log on to a laptop during games at night, which is not my usual routine.

          • Knucks says:
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            @Knucks: wait… This isn’t where I parked my car…

            • bossmanjunior333 says:
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              @Knucks:

              You’ve got a smudge on your boob btw…

  163. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    holy crap, i saw you above say cuthbert over a host of other guys who i wouldn’t have thought, some from playing time issues, understandable on that front. anyhoo in an OPS 16 team h2h with carpenter out i’ve been bouncing around on 3B/1B guys, we have 1b/3b/CI slots and a util, i currently have cuthbert, carter (had all year, was on BN/util most of time till mostsuckass went out), and recently (COL at least) added adonis. who’s cut when adonis leaves COL? probably him, i kinda need carter for backup 1B to Rizzo.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: also,
      2 adding pedro and fatt adams into this equation, which are the 3 best out of those 5?

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: weird stipulation, this is in a league with 7 moves per week, and no waivers (no waivers smells really fishy and sucks major ass when you look and see the guy who’s probably only in like 4 total leagues and who updates his page probably about every hour of the day for this league just be gifted pretty damn good players on the reg, this last making you want to recreate this league exactly, except that part about no waivers), so i could play pedro only against righties, when he plays. i mostly don’t use my adds in a given week, as FA pitchers are garbage, and we only have 10 max starts per week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adonis, Cuthbert, Carter

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Grey: interesting, i’d have thought adonis was at the top till reading the other above comment on cuth. adonis been very good for me in NL only for about a month or more, esp considering the tire fire of an offense he’s on.

  164. John says:
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    Albert or Franco ROS? Close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close

  165. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which of these starts do you like best
    J.Gray vs ATL
    E.Rodriguez vs MIN
    A.Bradley @ CIN

    Which of these RP do you like
    C.ESTEVEZ
    M.CABRERA

    Which 2 do you like for bench bats this weekend
    J.Reyes @MIA
    T.Joseph @PIT
    L.Martin @TOR
    K.Pillar vsSEA
    J.Gyorko vs LAD
    Cuthbert vs TEX
    E.Inciarte @COL
    A.Garcia @COL
    E.Suarez @ARI
    J.Peraza @ARI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray….Estevez…Adonis, Ender

  166. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    cashner pulling a “kemp” when you play really damn good in the few weeks/days heading into trade deadline to get the F out of SD. wonder if jaywrong did this before he moved out of there, hmmm. cash’s 2nd really good start in a row.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  167. Bobbo says:
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    Start Paxton @ TOR $-6.2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  168. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I can only imagine how cleansing it felt to rid yourself of Abreu. I swear if I see him hit another weak groundball on the infield….. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, it was awesome

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: to be fair, that’s exactly the same thing i said last year in day 78 or so with heyward, and he was awesome right after i dropped him in day 78.

  169. John says:
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    Who has a better chance to keep their closer role?

    Dyson, Casilla or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla

  170. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Just watched a Chopped from season 8 and swear this song was playing over the judges talking amongst themselves….

  171. Ryan says:
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    Hi Grey,

    16 team keep 6 forever. My OF is considerably deep with Kemp and Saunders on my bench. I was going to offer up Polanco for Bregman and Vince Velasquez. Do I lose that one or whatever?

    Thanks,

    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s terrible

  172. duda says:
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    Pitchers are price, carrasco, Salazar, darvish, Nola, hellickson, Duffy, Nate jones, Edwin Diaz, Maurer, kinztler, estevez, Glasnow

    Hitters I can trade
    Belt: if you think I can find someone on waivers, (Joseph, holt, Miguel Gonzalez, Moreland, bour could be a great belt fill in when he gets off dl,
    Bregman : a lot of hype around his name

    What would it take to either get familia or Britton for a saves and net saves league and is it worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Belt

  173. henncoop says:
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    1st place team …12 team 5X5 roto 1st in HRs, RBIs, Runs & Avg & 5th in SBs
    Drop Duvall as a bench bat for Joseph, Cuthbert or Chisenhall?? or guys like Peraza, Turner, or
    d’ Arnaud for steals? or hold?
    Duvall has been a nice boost for the team but is hitting .204 with 1HR over the past 21 days
    Thanks

  174. duda says:
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    Trade belt and darvish for familia and Chris Davis?

  175. Johnc says:
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    Which side you like in a saves and holds league. Casilla and Kemp for Rodney, J Ross and Maybin

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Johnc: since casilla has probably more value than rodney, no

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Johnc: sorry, yr right, still, wait for joe the boss to look ok before ruling on this one.

  176. Jason says:
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    Is Buxton still a hold in a keeper league? Im holding him in two leagues and its simply a dead roster spot right now.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Jason: ask ralph, you might be surprised by answer, but make it more specific about possible adds

  177. AU! says:
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    Grey, I have a draft question about an upcoming football draft with 10 teams and superflex. It doesnt involve any specific players, so I figured I would ask it here if its ok. i got offered the 5th overall pick for an early 2nd and late 3rd. In situations like this, do you take the elite player? Or do you take the depth?

    • nick the dick says:
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      @AU!: C’mon son…

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @AU!: it’s ok, but ask a football guy, which Grey ain’t. top of page the “football” part.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: not being cute here either, Grey seemingly hasn’t followed NFL since the marino days.

        • AU! says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now:
          Haha, it’s fine. I can change the question to the same scenario, but in baseball. I think the same idea would apply.

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