This is the 2nd title this week referencing Willy Wonka, first being this week’s podcast.  It’s a gee-dee Gene Wilder renaissance up in here (up in here)!  I miss Gene Wilder, taken way too soon from us.  Oh, he’s not dead.  He just stopped being funny a’la Dan Aykroyd.  (By the way, Aykroyd is a good ten to twenty years younger than you think he is.  64?!  I thought he was 64 in Driving Miss Daisy.)  I’m thankful for Thomas Middleditch replacing Gene Wilder.  If you have no idea who that is, it’s the lead character on Silicon Valley, who is a dead ringer for a young and still alive Gene Wilder.  With all of this Wonka talk, tell me you can look at David Dahl in his purple uniform and not hear in your head, “Violet, you’re turning violet.”  Or look at the trough you pee in at the next baseball game and tell me you don’t hear, “What a disgusting, dirty river!  Industrial waste, that. You’ve ruined your watershed, Wonka:  it’s polluted.”  Only to realize it’s not poop, but chocolate.  Wait, it’s not chocolate, is it?  Well, if you want to view paradise, simply look around at David Dahl’s stats and view it.  There’s nothing to it.  Anything he wants to do, he can do it.  There’s no players I know to compare to a pure 30/30 player like David Dahl.  Oompa Loompa doopie-what-can-Rockies’-Dahl-do?   That’s another puzzle I have for you.  He can hit for power, steal bases and likely platoon on the strong side of the left field platoon, unless the Rockies trade CarGo or Blackmon.  Anything, that’s what Dahl can do.  Want to change the world?  There’s nothing to it.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

Prior to getting into the Buy/Sell, I just wanted to update everyone on P0rk burn.  If you missed my announcement earlier this week, he passed away last week, leaving behind two toddlers.  Unlike Gene Wilder and Dan Aykroyd, P0rk Burn is really gone.  P0rk was also the genius behind sonavabench, was the one who had the idea for the very first RCL and was supremely caustic, which is exactly what Razzball can never have enough of.  I said I would update everyone when the fund for his kids became available, so here it is.  Sonavabench, indeed.  Anyway II, the Buy/Sell:

BUY

Alex Dickerson – Everyone be like, Dickerson’s a buy, buy buy, look at me dancing like ‘N Sync.  Yeah, I know, I told you to buy him last week.  So, it’s nice the rest of the fantasy world caught up on it.  Don’t forget who butters your biscuits and walks your dog when you’re on vacation.  The Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it).

Yasmany Tomas – Another guy I told you to grab about four days before everyone else.  Don’t fret, if you missed out, there will be more fish in the sea.  *looking closer through the binoculars while being flown in a helicopter off the coast of Miami*  Hmm, I’m not sure that’s a fish.  Unless it’s a dolphin wearing an Aroldis jersey.

Max Kepler – “Um, Grey, I regularly wake in a sweat, thinking of you.  It’s a good sweat, by the way.  Any hoo!  Why isn’t Naquin the Chef listed in your Buys?  Are we over him?”  No, Naquin is owned in more than 50% of leagues, if he wasn’t, he’d be listed too.

Hernan Perez – If you don’t need steals, then don’t waste time with this speed piece, don’t waste time with this speed piece.  You should be rolling with Dahl or Yasmany, you should be rolling with Kepler or Yasmany (huh!).  This is real life fantasy, real life fantasy!  Have your cake and eat it by the ocean!  Or some shizz.  Sorry, that song is stuck in my head.

Joey Gallo – I was between Gallo, Dahl, Kepler and Dickerson as potential ledes this week.  Let me just say, all year I’ve been complaining there’s no outfielders to pick up, but, guess what, prematurely balding men, there’s some outfielders now.  Wanna read more on my Joey Gallo fantasy.  That’s a little old, but it still applies.  Or apples, if you’re a fruit lover.  Hey, no judgments!

Travis Jankowski – I don’t think there’s any coincidence that his nickname, Tra-Jank, sounds like tragic.  Not a huge fan, but you know who is?  The Hitter-Tron this weekend.  Meanwhile, this weekend, the Hitter-Tron will be rubbing its metal body on a microwave, waiting for it to beep.

Yasmani Grandal – I haven’t stopped liking Grandal since I picked him up about a month ago.  I also haven’t been fully aware of owning him, concentrating on more important team fixes like outfielders and pitchers.

Tyler Skaggs – With as much as I’ve talked about Skaggs you’d think I was his sestra.  Sestra, please!  You work for UPS!  I loved what Skaggs did in his first start, but going vs. the Red Sox is a whole different ballgame.  “Not entirely.”  That’s the Ghost of Abner Doubleday.

Adam Conley – He has a 3.38 ERA with nearly a K per inning.  Now, look at the worst pitcher on your fantasy team and tell me he’s better than Conley.

Jeremy Hellickson – Should likely be owned, but this is more of a Stream-o-Nator pick for Saturday.  By the way, the top streamer for tomorrow on SON is Seth Lugo.  I think my tools gone crazy.

Bud Norris – Another Stream-o-Nator call.  Like the call it makes to telemarketers to ask to be surveyed, just to feel some sort of human connection.  Stream-o-Nator is sad!

Carlos Estevez – He’s the Rockies closer.  This isn’t like owning a Rockies pitcher — though Gray has been the bomb dot gov — this is a guy that comes on for one inning and gets a save.  What’s the problem?

Jim Johnson – Yes, he’s garbage that fell between your couch cushions that you moved out to a dumpster and then a skunk lived on that couch for five years, but Johnson is getting saves.

Shawn Kelley – Knowing Dusty, Kelley will be made the closer at the press conference after the last day of the season right after the Nationals are eliminated.  Knowing me, I’d still own Kelley.

Marwin Gonzalez – He’s hit in eleven straight games with four homers in that time.  I counted (possibly wrong).

Jedd Gyorko – Okay, so the outfielders’ cup in the Buy be runneth over, but the 1st basemen have one Gyorko and another who sounds like Elmer Fudd saying Marvin.

Trea Turner – I don’t get it.  Please, illuminate my mind like this China ball lantern I bought from Ikea for $7.  Everyone wants Turner when he doesn’t have a job, then he does play, and hits leadoff and he’s only owned in 25% of leagues?  Huh?

Howie Kendrick – Hitting near-.370 in the last month.  If the history of baseball began on June 30th, 2016 and ended a month later, Kendrick would be a 1st ballot Hall of Famer.  Deal with that!

Javier Baez – Candle!  As in can’t handle.  I candle that Baez isn’t owned in 50% of leagues.  Serious candle.  A lavender-scented candle that is making me dizzy.

Alex Bregman – Sure, you gave him about a week, so, of course, he’s being dropped.  Oh…*pounds out a chicken cutlet, fills it with spinach and ricotta cheese, rolls it up, ties it with twine, bakes it on 450 for 18-22 minutes, pulls it out and breathes in the aroma* …kay.  That’s the Chicken Florentine pause.

Raul Mondesi – I picked him up in two leagues, but I also dropped him in both leagues because I don’t need Jarrod Dyson at shortstop.  That’s not an insult on Mondesi.  If I didn’t have Villar and an abundance of steals, I would own Mondesi.  He’s got promise, big time.  In fact, he’s got the whole world in French.

SELL

Clayton Kershaw –  You were feeling pretty good with yourself when you drafted Kershaw, and your self-hugs only became longer and more sexual in nature as Kershaw ran the table in just about every game he pitched in.  A 1.79 ERA on the year is nothing to sneeze at, unless you’re allergic to great pitchers.  And if you are, I have a David Price to trade to you.  But when a guy has been out a month with no timetable, it’s code for, “Honey, I got this card for babysitting services, wanna go see a movie?  The babysitter’s name?  It’s Casey Anthony.”  I’m not saying to trade Kershaw for a case of previously licked Lemonheads, but I would explore options.

 
  1. Troy: The Collector

    troy says:
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    who is going to trade for kershaw at this point? or give anything of value for him? If you play in leagues that would please invite me next year lol.

  2. knucks says:
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    Thanks for posting the GFM Grey. So Sad. Have a great weekend bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: No worries, you too!

  3. Pat says:
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    Lamb has been cold lately, think hes droppable for Dahl, Tomas, Baez, Dickerson, Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Lamb hasn’t been cold, he’s been hurt

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha Ha

      • Baggiejohn says:
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        @Grey: I was going to point that out, but was too sheepish to say it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  4. Nightmare says:
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    Greylord!! Solid post as always my dude.

    1) Wilson conteras sitting today and for the 3rd game this week already. Is it time to consider dropping him for Tommy Joseph or grandal

    2) Bregman, Melvin, Holliday or pillar. Pick 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare: Thanks! 1) Grandal 2) Upton

  5. Jack florida says:
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    Pick one please
    Matz vs rockies
    Quintana at twins
    Thanks

  6. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. would you swap justin turner for any of happ, lackey or iwakuma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges…Lackey

  7. Orphan Black says:
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    Looking to trade for Kimbrel, his owner is very willing to deal him for a SP. What’s fair/not giving too much, or are all of these fair game to give away for Kimbrel?
    Here’s what I got:
    Aaron Sanchez
    Danny Duffy
    Jon Gray
    Matt Shoemaker
    Joe Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them, Start at Ross, Gray, Sanchez

  8. I grabbed Dahl on my NA SPOT AS as Bregman was promoted or did I either way it may have been a player I STASHED damn the days are l in g and last week was along time ago… gotta love early on set dementia… how could the Rockies afford not to trade cargo or Blackmangg

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Draw a mustache on a player’s photo? All the time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What were we talking about again?

      • @Grey: Exactly MY manggg. listened to this golden ticket story. a buddy and I used to forge autographs on our Baseball cards and trade them to his little brother… I found a stack of them the other day. I had horrible penmanship it was great. I think we gave up a Juan Samuel card for Mcgwire. which at the time was a steal… we where 12 yrs old his bro was 8 or 9. talking about the good old days

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice

  9. nyjacobs says:
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    grey – trade strasburg for either braun or polanco? hold for more? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take either, Polanco first

  10. himom says:
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    hey grey and/or anyone else some idiot who also reads razzball in my keeper league is wanting to give me Stanton/Scherzer/Goldy for Trout/Miggy. H2H 14-tm league, we keep 14 add OBP/QS. I am 5th, he is 1st and 6th is the cutoff for playoffs and did I mention he’s an idiot? this is my team:

    C Lucroy
    1B Miggy
    2B Solarte
    SS Xander
    3B Donaldson
    IF C Seager
    OF Trout
    OF Harper
    OF Mazara
    OF M Upton
    UTIL Valencia
    UTIL Pearce
    BN Vogelbach
    BN Moncada
    DL Carpenter

    SP Carrasco
    SP Matz
    SP Nola
    SP Giolito
    RP K-Rod
    RP Jeffress
    P Hellickson
    P Hammel
    BN Giolito

    • himom says:
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      @himom: the second (or first) Giolito is supposed to be Porcello. who’s the idiot now, IDIOT?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  11. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    “Cannonball-sized hole in the ship deck
    The skipper got a slit neck and left with the ship wreck”

    That’s it, I’m selling my whole team in my keeper league. This is a sinking ship and it’s now every man, woman, and child for themselves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you letting Apathy’s lyrics guide your fantasy decisions?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: I used to follow Brotha Lynch Hung’s lyrics guide me, but that just made things weird.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I used to follow Dr. Dre’s lyrics, but then I realized it was a few brokeass rappers who he stole lyrics from

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Haha, oh snap. I think one of my first Razzball comments was saying how he stole a beat off Tash.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that Tash guy, that’s who gives me advice!

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: He is an Alkaholik, soooooo…..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I wish I could say I am, but I haven’t been drunk in about two years

                  • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                    @Grey: HA!, Ive seen you drunk in the last two years

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Really? Damn I am an alcoholic forgetting…

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      It takes so little for you to get drunk that Im not sure it feels like your drunk since it takes so little. Wow, that’s a lot of little. Damn, am I mad at you bro?

                    • Grey

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                      That’s true, but I rarely even drink

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      @Grey: I get why you don’t try to get drunk. But damn, you better not get beat by JB in perts, Id be drinking more if I was going to lose to that guy

                    • Grey

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                      I’m gonna beat you

                    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                      Haha, I had 3 beers while in Michigan for work this week and felt like errybody in the club gettin tipsy.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, that’s me on two

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      You better beat me, my team has been a train wreck this year. Its your damn site. You gonna beat Magoo? I think he’s only playing at about 75%

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Will depend on my pitching

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      Right there with you on the pitching. Ive done Okay, but some of these guys hoard arms *coughs JB JB* so streaming gets mucked up. Im streaming Smyly tomorrow and not smiley about it

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah but JB is way above pace so guys will be dropped in Sept or he’ll be passed

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Or both (likely)

                    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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                      Yes, I was hoping you would notice that. Last year when I did the updates I would sometimes mention GS pace. But if the arms are too good then its hard to drop because it helps your competition and if you hold you cant load up on MR. If I was him Id be selling for 50 cents on the dollar if even that high. Wait what am I doing, remove this and dont share with him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m sure he knows, executing is a different issue

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: the uniqueness of the format coupled with the knowledge of how to do it is not easy for most. The commitment could get you committed

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Totally, well put

  12. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Did you see this:

    FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Nationals are willing to trade Lucas Giolito for Andrew Miller straight up.
    However, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports says that the Yankees would not do a Miller-for-Giolito one-for-one deal. Giolito’s three starts for the Nats have been up and down, but he’s still viewed as one of the best pitching prospects in the game and the Yankees would have control of him for many years. Still, it sounds like they’d want even more for Miller, who is owed $9 million in 2017 and 2018.

    Yankees have to make that trade..NO?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yanks should’ve done that immediately

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: Not sure why they didn’t..They need SP’s and they would still have Betances! Have a great weekend Man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t imagine what they’re waiting for

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Though, likely, the Yankees put that rumor out there to try and make it seem like they can get that good of a prospect for Miller

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey: LOL nice!!

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Giolito is too young…yanks hate that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prolly, Yanks are stupid

            • Malicious Phenoms says:
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              @JeF WiTh 1 F: Maybe the Yankees can get Fartolo from the Mets..lol

              • knucks says:
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                @Malicious Phenoms: If Cashman rejects that deal, he should be removed from his post. Immediately. They still have Betances! Figure the 8th inning out later. Jesus.

  13. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy master grey!

    H2H pts/ weekly, drop mazara for any of these bats as a depth move as I’m not even starting Mazzara now.

    Maikel Franco, Dahl, Kepler, Joey Gallo, howie Kendrick (2b/OF/3b), Justin Turner, yasmany Tomas (3b/OF)

    My team

    C: Ramos

    1b: rizzo

    2b: odor

    3b: Kyle seager

    SS: bogartes

    IF: lindor

    OF: Harper
    OF: polanco
    OF: trumbo
    OF: Willson contreras

    DH: Napoli

    Utility : Bradley Jr

    Bench: Duvall, trea Turner, bregman, story, mazara.

    Or stash Benintendi, or Moncada?

    Thanks Grey do like R Kelly says have you some fun it’s the freakin weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        Gracias!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  14. Reid-A-Book says:
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    Hey Grey! A trade offer has been made to me today wanting Noah. He’s offering David Price and Kinsler. I’m in first place and have been rolling Schoop out at 2B all-season. 11 tm keeper league. I have young pitching along with Noah like Salazar, McCullers, and Fulmer. Also, Correa, Donaldson, Marte, Polanco, etc.

    What’s your opinion? My Noah for his Price and Kinsler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d hold

      • Reid-A-Book says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Curious, are you holding because of Noah’s keeper value long-term or more that he and Schoop are going to help me more maintain first place this season than Price/Kinsler would?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah keeper value and he’s not that bad

          • Reid-A-Book says:
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            @Grey: haha! Touché. Thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  15. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Hey, sorry to hear about POrk burn, didn’t get to know him, but he sounds like he was a great guy.

    May he rest in peace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  16. The Black Adder says:
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    I laid a chocolate egg this last Easter, wrapped it up in some Reynold’s, and hid it in the bushes. No one wanted to “find” it for some reason. Damn kids!

    1. You like Pineda and Happ?

    2. You like em over Skaggs Alpha Beta and McCullers?

    3. Gallo, Bregman, or Dahl?

    • Grey

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      Haha… 1. Vs. who? 2. No 3. Dahl

      • The Black Adder says:
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        @Grey: Not in a particular matchup. Just as team members, ROS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • The Black Adder says:
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            @Grey: Lol. On my team, ROS. Not vs. any particular team or opposing pitcher.

            • Grey

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              Ha

  17. JoeG414 says:
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    I believe Skaggs is at home vs Bos this weekend

    • The Black Adder says:
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      @JoeG414: That’s a true statement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s right, fixing

  18. The Black Adder says:
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    Oh! And I’m very sorry about P0rk Burn. Very sorry…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  19. gbwr82 says:
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    In a H2H points league, would you drop Jose Abreu and pick up Naquin, then put Belt at 1b? Abreu has no counting stats thus far for a points league and has shown no signs of doing anything different.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  20. Mike Honcho says:
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    Traded Kershaw for Price, Cody Allen, and Adrian Beltre…not a bad haul I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  21. JP says:
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    Trade Altuve/Gyorko for Kipnis/Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • JP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, how about Miggy/Gyorko for Lindor/R. Zimmerman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds meh

  22. Yelyabd says:
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    Grey, pulled the trigger on getting Crush Davis for Bauer/JRoss. Would you add Conley and drop Adam Eaton?
    Pitchers: JoeFern, Kluber, Carrasco, Darvish, Shoemaker, Jon Gray
    OF: Springer, CDavis, Duvall (bench bats J-Upton Gallo DPeralta) and putting Hernan Perez in Util

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Sure

  23. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. my arenado and one of skaggs, taillon or velazquez for scherzer and one of calhoun or billy hamilton.

    i am currently able to keep arenado for one more year (10th round). no one else in the trade is keeper eligible. have justin turner on my bench to fill in at 3b and my pitching staff is arrieta, salazar, gray, duffy, velazquez, taillon, skaggs, wacha and bundy.

    what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  24. Believe in Steve says:
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    Valencia or Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  25. The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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    Who will have more stats upon their return: Michael Brantley or AJ Pollock. Way I see it both will play all of a month give or take a week. Id ask the new injury writer but he seems to think Brantley should be here next week (he wont). My bet is the Pollock will not disappoint.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…. Brantley

      • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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        @Grey: I stashed Pollock but with the D-Backs sucking a nut I don’t think he will be anymore than at bats for funzies. Brantley on the other hand is on a team that might be playoff bound. So I see your reason for Brantley who BTW, I may never own again ever

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh I’m not picking him up or anything

          • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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            @Grey: I read that like you are slumming around the alleys needing a batty call and asking Brantley if he needs a ride

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  26. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Harper + Blackmon for Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper side

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: This trade offer + that name… LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  27. henncoop says:
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    My condolences on POrk Burn to you & the rest of the Razz Fam … he will be missed.
    Looking ahead to next weeks lineups. dropping my speculative pickup of Reyes for a SP for both next week & ROS
    I have the following options:
    Ventura @TB; Tor
    Bradley Was; Mil
    Paxton Bos; LAA
    Santiago LAA
    Snell Min
    Graveman @LAA
    Volquez @TB
    Could you pick 2 for next week? & 1 for ROS if not all streamers?
    Thanks …have a great weekend!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He will…. Ventura, Volquez

  28. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Also, in a keeper league, Gallo or Giolito? Way different I know, but overall, who would you pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  29. Jaone says:
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    Drop Valencia for Dickerson, Baez, or Thomas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

  30. Cram It says:
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    I would’ve guessed it would be headlined “Dahl-i Buy-a”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha nice

    • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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      @Cram It: ooh, that’s a good one. I came up with Buy-bie Dahl

  31. Billy beeen says:
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    I traded Brandon McCarthy for Kershaw a week ago in my keeper league. Get in this league.

  32. CMUTimmah says:
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    OZUNA NO LONGER HUNGRY. OZUNA TAKE NAP. SHOULD OZUNA NAP IN LINEUP OR IN FREE AGENT POOL. NO ROOM FOR OZUNA ON BENCH. SHOULD OZUNA STAY OR SHOULD OZUNA GO (for one of these OFs) NOW?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      STAY

  33. Cousin Vinny says:
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    If Melancon is moved, who would you want for saves?

    Watson? Feliz?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz

  34. Billy I must have lost my Beanes says:
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    2nd half trades can look ridiculous when you are going for specific needs. I’m killing it on offense and need pitching and avg help
    I needed Avg/ k/9 (innings cap) and have way to many closers (that I was having trouble moving since people are trade averse in this league). the trade…
    My
    Rizzo (have Pujols) – that was painful
    Shoop (have Odor) – played shoop based on matchups
    Corey Seager (Have Lindor/Viller) – been platooning lindor/viller lately
    Todd Frazier – benched most of the time cause he is killing my avg.
    and four closers – huge lead, will have Oh, Kelley and Chapman after trade
    Colome
    KRod
    Osuna
    B. Mauer

    Got:
    D. Travis (will probably drop)
    Machado
    Chapman
    Duffy

    It’s a limited move league and I am going to activate Tallion and add some starters and maybe one bench bat off the wire (10 team Roto Redraft.

    What do you think, massive overpay or what? But you do what you gotta do to get the imaginary trophy

      • Billy I must have lost my Beanes says:
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        @Cram It: Damn man, I hear ya. Late trade season elite pitchers are expensive……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t follow what the trade is

      • Billy I must have lost my Beanes says:
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        @Grey: sorry, clear as mud…. I gave Rizzo, shoop, C. Seager, Frazier, Colome, KRod, Osuna and Mauer
        I got Chapman, Travis, Duffy and Machado

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine if it helps you win

          • Billy I must have lost my Beanes says:
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            @Grey: Thanks for making me feel better about it! BTW, that you posted the GFM for a frequent commentor is amazing. I Heart Razzball

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  35. Raoul Duke says:
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    Dickerson and Altherr are both available on waivers. Who would you add? Who are you dropping out of Pederson, Valencia, Soler, Starlin Castro or Vogelbach?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson.. Vogel

    • Raoul Duke says:
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      @Raoul Duke: Would you rather have Gyorko than Castro?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not really

  36. Johnny Rocket says:
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    Al Dick or Brandon Moss when he comes back? OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  37. phil says:
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    In a trade I’m doing I have to give up Cueto or C. Martinez, who would you chose to give up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

  38. Los Putos says:
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    Id have to argue that Simon Helberg of Big Bang Theory fame is spitting image of Gene Wilder.

    (Fun fact! Helberg named his kid Wilder!!)

    Also, not one of Mel Brooks’ movies will ever be re-made by Hollywood.

    Thank God for that.

    Have a great weekend everyone

  39. RicoSuave says:
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    who should I pick up for Util spot? 14 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    Naquin, A. Dickerson, Kepler or Baez?

    thanks again Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thank you Sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. knucks says:
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    I’m sure most have seen this chatter by now, but it sounds like Jimmy John(son) is likely to be moved.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The football coach?

  41. Brown L says:
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    Cain Sugar is off the DL! Unfortch, I really don’t have anyone to drop. My OF is Springer, Joey Bats, Khrush Davis, and A. Dickerson, and I have Sano and Franco at the UT.

    10-team keep 7 forever league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  42. Tom says:
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    Can I drop JUpton at this point? Would you drop him for Kepler, Dickerson or any of the others in this week’s buy? Can’t take this much longer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Tom: This sounds like it would be a message on a fantasy baseball crisis hotline.

  43. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Naquin to activate LoCain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,

        Is Madson somebody I should keep or dump because he may lose the closer spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold for now

  44. Tom says:
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    McCarthy or Manaea in a redraft? Gattis or Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCarthy Gattis

  45. jacks says:
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    Tempted to drop Devon Travis for Cesar Hernandez in my 4X4. Cesar seems to have the green light and could get me 10-15 SB ROS. Travis can be explosive but I hate that he sits once or twice a week for Barney. What do you think? Are you adding Hernandez anywhere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  46. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Grey! Sorry, I just wanted to text-shout your name. Nice column my man. I purchased my Grandal share last evening. You see that, didn’t even need to be told. I growing man, and you’re just going to have to accept that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re a big boy!

  47. ashtray says:
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    In the event that there’s any actionable news this weekend, who are the two guys I should drop first out of this group:

    Gallo
    Dahl
    Schimpf
    Morales

    Colome
    Harris
    Kintzler
    Maurer
    Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schimpf, Morales, but hard to say…For instance, if Maurer is traded, then him

  48. Burt says:
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    Who will be more useful in H2H come playoffs? Aaron Sanchez or Vince Velazquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      VV

  49. ItWasntme says:
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    Need to activate Cain as well… Who nookie do I drop? Alex Dickerson, Dahl, Trea Turner, Bregman. Position doesn’t matter. Points league/10 man. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  50. Grey Tube Sox says:
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    Long-time lurker, first time query-er:

    I’m contemplating a blockbuster trade in order to best position myself for next year. It’s a six-category (standard+OBP) roto league; we can hold four players as keepers. As such, any thoughts on the four keepers to choose of these eleven players, guys and five girl readers?

    1B: Rizzo, Trumbo
    2B: Odor, Schoop
    SS: Bogaerts, Story
    OF: Betts, Marte, Springer
    SP: MadBum, Scherzer

    My inclination right now is to favor Rizzo over Trumbo because of ageism and potential, Odor over Schoop because of potential, Bogaerts over Story because X’s averages are awesome, and MadBum over Scherzer because of ageism. I’m also ranking the OF as Betts, Springer, Marte (though Starling is an amazing source of SBs).

    So. Which four? I know where I’m leaning, but I’d sure love to hear some other voices.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice avatar! Rizzo, Odor, Bumgarner and Xander

      • @Grey: Interesting. I was leaning toward Betts over Odor. But OF is a far deeper pool than 2B.

        (Thanks on the avatar. Tis my design.)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, I thought you meant the OFs weren’t keepable…. I’d keep Betts over Odor, no question

          • @Grey: Ah. My bad on the confusion. Well, if my thoughts align with the Great Grey, I must be on the right track.

            Cheers!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Grey Tube Sox: I’d keep the three OF’s and Rizzo..Pitching and 2B and SS are deeper than they have been in years. I always keep the best players and those 4 are the best..

  51. Bye Felica says:
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    How would you rank these 2nd baseman H2H league rest of the way

    Schoop
    Trea Turner
    Dee Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  52. henncoop says:
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    Currently 1st overall & in 5th in Saves in a 5X5 12 team league using Chapman & Jeffress ( & Thornburg) as well as Clippard. Clippard has been awful but still has the job??
    Available are Johnson (less stanky lately with a job but few opps), Barrett, Bedrosian, Axford (or Dull), Diaz, or Neri
    I also can drop A Reyes a spec SP recent add.
    Any suggestions??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess they try Barrett soon, if not for next save… I’d go Johnson

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: Does Clippard still have the job or have they moved on to Hudson? Or are they trying to sort it out?
        Hang on to Clippard? or drop him & Reyes for Johnson & Barrett?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d guess Barrett gets a chance… But hang onto Clippard for now…I don’t know who Johnson is

  53. Will says:
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    tomas or Dahl ROS??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  54. The great Knoche says:
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    See the stat on Krush and Chris Davis last 365 days?

    Both have exactly 45 HRs, 143 hits and 111 RBIs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s amazing

  55. Herr Drumpf says:
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    Phenomenal Middleditch analysis.

    Is Trea Turner over Eugenio Suarez a no-brainer.

    Also, please rank–Quintana, Desclafani, Shoe, Cashner, Shields.

    Have a good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Yes, Turner… Quintana, Shoemaker…You too!

  56. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, happy Friday to you! A few questions for ya…

    1) 10 team roto redraft league, you have 2 spots for 4 of the following, which 2 are you rolling with: Freeman, Belt, Calhoun, Bregman

    2) 10 team shallow roto redraft league, you have to slot 1 guy in at Util and the other you must drop. Which one are you slotting in at Util? Belt or Dahl

    Thank you as always, and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And you! 1) Freeman, Calhoun 2) Dahl

  57. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    please pick 2 OF’S for a H2H points league rest of season:

    Mel Upton, Grichuk, Yasmany, Kendrick, Alex Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Tomas

  58. I have an ethics question for anyone who cares to weigh in. I have too many pitchers. I’ve tried some trades for pieces I need to no avail. I don’t want to drop anyone that could help the people on my heels. Is it shady to offer them in a lopsided (in the other person’s favor) trade to someone not in contention? It is, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not shady

      • @Grey: That’s all I need to hear, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. Orphan Black says:
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    1. Gattis @ Boyd or W Castillo @ Maeda
    2. 1 spot: Bregman @ Boyd, Naquin vs Graveman, Gallo vs Volquez, Castillo/Gattis?

    Have a great weekend Sestra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis…. Naquin… You too, Sestra!

  60. John says:
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    Why aren’t the A’s putting Hill on DL? Is it due to them trying to trade Blister?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re waiting to see if they can trade him prolly

  61. Hi Grey … would you drop someone like Valencia or Saunders for Dahl or Dickerson? Or Wieters for Grandal? (sorry for the catcher question, but you brought up Grandal!)

    I’m guessing I should hold in all cases, but, just in case, the questions are for 15-team roto league.

    Thanks! Have a good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valencia for Dahl and Wieters for Grandal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and you too!

  62. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Happy Friday Grey!! I apologize for the long post. Huge thanks in advance!!!

    NL-Only H2H 5×5 Keeper w/ OBP

    A) I have the #3 waiver pick. #1 and #2 are in 9th/10th place so they won’t probably use it. In your write-up this morning, you stated that Nunez could carry similar fantasy value with possibly a slight hit, which I’m sure is in the power dept. He’s been slumping lately, and the Giants don’t have to play him every day if he doesn’t hit once Duffy and Panik are back. He should find plenty of PT as a super-utility if he does though, but not sure if he’ll bat 2nd or at the bottom. Also, is it possible that Bochy doesn’t give him the green light to steal, or will he pretty much be given the opportunity so long as he’s not caught?

    I will have this weekend to decide what to do. I’m hoping I have other options though. If I don’t, see “E” below and tell me if you think Nunez could be a difference maker out of the gate.

    B) I picked up Alex Reyes when I got the alert he was pulled from Tuesday’s game. Drop him for Feliz, Caminero, Cabrera, or Siegrist? If Melancon is dealt, I know that Watson could be the CL, but he’s taken already and their only lefty besides Niese. J.J. could get moved making opps for Cabrera. Siegrist could get in the mix now with Rosenthal out and Oh pitching a lot.

    C) Brandon Phillips just became available. Old (hurt) Garbage, or worth a shot over Adams/Owings?

    D) Castillo or Yadier at this time? I lean Castillo because of the HR potential, but he’s not playing as much as Molina, who’s been better lately.

    CA Castillo
    1B GOLDY
    2B LeMahieu
    3B Franco
    SS Villar
    INF Gennett
    OF Ozuna, Piscotty, Duvall, Owings
    Util M. Adams
    B Pollock

    SP Arrieta, Cole, Hendricks, Velasquez, Grey, McCarthy, Eickhoff, Ray, Reyes
    RP J.J. and Barrett

    E) Here’s the team (currently 3.5 games ahead and in 1st) I play next week. We have a $280 auction budget. Currently his team is valued at $430. He made 3 trades for it, and had to part with the following to acquire it: Seager, Bryant, CMart, Suarez, Teheran. One more thing. After I lost Rondon because of Chapman, he was able to acquire Chapman via a higher waiver pick. Then he emails me to see if I want a closer. #DICK MOVE!!!!

    CA Lucroy
    1B Holliday
    2B N. Walker
    3B Rendon
    SS Diaz
    INF J. Turner
    OF Cutch, Holliday, Puig, Granderson
    Util Dickerson
    B Bour
    B Carpenter
    SP Kershaw, Scherzer, Lester, Kazmir, Nelson
    RP Jansen, Chapman, Familia, Gomez, Neris

    Thanks again !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Think you gotta use it, but let’s see who else goes to NL this weekend, be nice to get Owings out of your lineup B) Feliz C) Hold, not really better than Owings right now D) Castillo E) Ha

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: I agree I have to do something to fill in for the Owings gap. Shoulda tried Altherr instead. I can always stop the bleeding there with Wilmer if Reyes lands on the DL.

        Thanks for talking me off the ledge with Beef. It was him or Ramos for me at the auction, but Castillo was having such a great Spring and Ramos was always getting hurt. Wish I would have gone with the guy that got Lasik.

        Always appreciate your write-ups and help. Keep up the Great Work!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Shill Team 6 says:
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      @Pugs & Slugs:
      E. that’s just good biz.

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Shill Team 6: Yup!! He’s always working deals, and he’s shrewed. This year he went all out on the “Win Now” strategy. Unfortunately for him, I’ve been a thorn in his side. I beat him 6-4 last time we played.

        Last year I traded him Bryant and 4 scrubbs for Cole, Jansen, Bruce, Wong and Maybin.

  63. joe says:
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    how do you see joe ross doing when he gets off the DL, better than talion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good, not better than Taillon

  64. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    So Melvin is apparently going to sit against eighties. Sigh. Splendid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, that hurts his value

    • Shill Team 6 says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: What’s he got against the eighties?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Martha Quinn

        • The Hack Formerly Known as Hate says:
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          @Grey: hey…JJ Jackson!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Whatevs, Alan Hunter

  65. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    *righties

  66. Jon says:
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    Just traded JUP for Longoria , needed a 3b more than OF.

    Any chance Longoria gets dealt this year or next?

    Also thinking of offering Longoria and Sam Dyson for Kyle Seager..thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe next year, but don’t know his contract off top of my head… I’d want Seager over Longoria

  67. John says:
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    In a 12 team, H2H league with 9 pitching categories including holds. Would you drop a bat for Pineda? (Or drop Hill?)

    Gattis
    Goldy, Franco, Frazier
    Schoop, Kinsler, Villar
    Betts, Marte, Polanco, Khris, Kepler, Maybin, Tomas, Napoli

    Sale, Carrasco, CMart, Hill, Hammel,
    Familia, KRod, Casilla
    Rondon
    DL: J Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t make heads of your lineup, is there a bench?

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry. That is my issue. Two bench bats as I picked up Kepler and Tomas recently which has been great as Maybin was out, Polanco sits etc. But I don’t want to carry that much bench. No takers on trades either. Hurts my streaming

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Maybin

  68. Chad Donaldson (Josh cousin) says:
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    Kepler or Dickerson, I am dropping Grichuk

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  69. Bob says:
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    I have kershaw in a keeper league. Could probably move him still for either Goldy or Stanton. Which would you prefer? 3of league

    1b-Abreu
    Of-marte, Braun, fowler, Granderson (pence and Brantley on DL)
    Util-beltre

    Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  70. Kimo says:
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    14-team keeper. Have excess pitching.

    [Arrieta or Bumgarner] for Desmond and Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Arrieta

  71. fleeced says:
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    Should I drop J. Upton or Bregman for Tomas or Altherr in a redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

  72. Bigfoot's Dick says:
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    Trade Abreu for Napoli or hold? Currently 3rd in BA, 5th in HRs, 2nd in RBIs and 4th in Rs. Other guy is 2nd in BA, 4th in HRs, 3rd in RBI (not too close) and 3rd in Rs (Im not close). We are in 1st and 2nd, respectively.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine to me

  73. Will says:
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    Dahl or Bregman ROS and keeper. Position doesn’t matter. I have Correa, Arenado, Cutch, Ozuna, Eaton, Polanco, and Cain so this is more UTIL spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl ROS, Bregman keeper

  74. Josh says:
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    Grey = In a redraft year do you go with Baez or Bergman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  75. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    what’s up with frazier (WSOX, not PIT) being out of game with no news that i can find?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flu

  76. goodfold2 says:
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    for dynasty who you got in these 2:
    t.demeritte MI ATL (just traded from TEX as part of the harrell/a.alvarez deal)
    or
    c.shaw CI SF

    i asked ralph as well, but he’s been gone for 2 days.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: actually, best out of those 2 and rowdy tellez CI TOR as well. if it’s close i have these at MI and CI
      CI = denton STL
      lavalley CIN
      kubitza TEX
      padlo TB
      l.encarnacion PHI

      MI = p.gonzalez COL
      a.rondon TB
      salcedo ATL

      Ralph would likely say demeritte, as he barely made the newest top 100, the others didn’t.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: oops, tellez is highest ranked by ralph, he got 75th in newest list.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: minorleagueball give them grades of
          tellez B-/B
          shaw B-
          demeritte C+

          but those were from preseason, and apparently dermeritte has hit the crap out of the ball since then powerwise, to move into Ralph’s top 100.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then go Tellez…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Demeritte

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: tellez off table (apparently he’s getting dee gordon in some other deal involving tellez), but i’m getting pick upgrades with demeritte. i couldn’t tag all of segura/sale/quintana and melancon anyway, so moving one of them is pretty important.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: well, it turns out tellez shouldn’t have been off table, apparently another owner had told the guy with demeritte/tellez that he was agreeing to some deal and then renegged 10 minutes after my demeritte + picks for melancon + pick got finished. eh, i needed a MI more than CI anyway i guess.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ridiculous

  77. job3rd says:
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    With about a month to go in Scout, the ol’ Saginaw Squat Cobblers are comfortably in 1st with 97 points (2nd-87, 3rd-82 and 4th-70.) And my other Scout team is hanging on barely in 2nd.

    With that in mind, the least I can do is donate $100 to P0rk Burn’s family in his honor. After all without Razzball/Grey/fellow commenters, I promise ya, I would not be sniffing the payout spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re a good man, job3rd… And good luck in Scout! I’m in 2nd in my league

  78. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    As your 1 bench bat in a H2H obp ops league, do you like:

    Lamb (my current guy, and my third 3B, to Bryant and Fraizer)
    Baez (all IF elig, but 1/3 of my H2H lineup is already Cubs)
    Gangly Manbird
    Maaaatt Carpenter (all IF but SS)
    Trea Turner (who seems like he’ll gain OF elig by playoff time)

    Thanks.
    Thanks!

  79. Yelyabd says:
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    So JUpton with a 3 run dinger tonight, hitting safely 8/10 games, but when do we truly play this guy?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not now?

      • Yelyabd says:
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        @Grey: True, but would he start over any of Springer CDavis Duvall Franco Hern Perez next week?

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @Yelyabd: i feel ya there, but at least i only have to make choices like that daily (which is somehow worse), not doing those weekly leagues, which seem like using a wheelchair for fun when your legs work perfectly fine (either that or your job is some sort of spelunker/lumberjack or something that only allows internet access once a week)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Perez, yeah

          • Yelyabd says:
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            @Grey: Haha! Thanks guys

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  80. Milarky says:
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    Yo Grey, if you could improve on next years keepers by trading a package including Frazier for Donaldson vs. trading a package including Bautista for Stanton, which would you prefer to do? I already have Rizzo, Frazier, Bautista (or JD Martinez) and Polanco as my keepers.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Milarky: getting stanton, for losing bautista (due to age).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what package for Stanton includes

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: The offers appear to be Bautista/Villar/Kluber for Stanton/Espinoza/Stephen Wright, or give Frazier/Kluber for Donaldson/Eovaldi (or Sabathia). I tried to insist on Guerra instead of Wright but he declined.

  81. Milarky says:
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    Who would you prefer ROS, Junior Guerra or Stephen Wright?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Milarky: the one who isn’t publicly blaming the weather for pitching badly, that guy.

      • Milarky says:
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        @goodfold2: meaning take Guerra I’m assuming?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Milarky: yeppers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerra

  82. SoupNazi says:
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    Grey-vid Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  83. 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)

    (3) RP: Robertson, Osuna, Dyson

    I see a lot of talk about closers and trades so it’s led me to reevaluate my own RP situation. Should I be dropping Dyson now for anyone below? There’s lots of closers and holds guys in FA so I just decided to list them by total points… Or should I hold for now and wait til after the trade deadline? Which guys should I be paying the most attention/will potentially be the best pickup?

    Available RP (most pts): A. Reed, Dull, Gregerson, Blanton, Phelps, N. Jones, Thornburg, Madson, N. Feliz, S. Kelley, R. Iglesias, Estevez, Giles, Papelbon, Kintzler, J. Johnson…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not necessary right now

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Cool thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  84. Actual Female Commenter says:
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    in a trade deadline Buyer’s Dilemma and would love a sanity check. The league format is super complex so I’ll simplify to 16-teamer, sorta keeper, points, where pitchers are slightly favored.

    I have a starting rotation of Cueto/Hamels/Aaron Sanchez /Jon Gray/Kennedy. Fiers is next on that depth chart, but you only need to play 5 a week. I am greedy and want one more solid SP.

    Starting Offense:
    C. Vogt
    1b. Encarnacion
    2b. Murphy
    3b. Machado
    Ss. Diaz
    OF C Gonzalez
    OF Duvall
    OF some combo of Buxton/JD Martinez/Smolinski/Deshields
    DH Votto

    I’m getting lots of trade offers. My favorite two are I give up Dansby Swanson and get Yu Darvish (who is extendable for up to 3 years). Or, give up Machado and get Syndergaard (both also controlled for three more years) plus a prospect draft pick. If I trade Machado, I slide Murphy to 3b and use DJ LeMahieu at 2B for the remainder of the season.

    So ,given the landscape, do you give up Machado to get Syndergaard through 2019, or trade the rights to Swanson in order to get Darvish? Do you like a core of Machado +Darvish or Swanson +Syndergaard? My gut says Manny is too good to trade and Darvish is still a great upgrade over Ian Kennedy. That’s the right answer, right? Fwiweurtz Cueto, Hamels, and Gray are all signed through 2017.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, a girl! Nice! Lose Swanson for Yu

      • Actual Female Commenter says:
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        @Grey: I know, crazy right? Thanks for the advice and the laughs. You’re a great imaginary friend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, no problem

  85. SF says:
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    Castillo, Gattis, or Leon ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. Kasmandia says:
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    Trumbo ROS? He’s old and all, but he’s on pace for 93/49/119. How close is he coming to that? I’d be dropping Nunez and moving Desmond into the MI slot for power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why? Is he on waivers?

      • Kasmandia says:
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        @Grey:

        No, I can pick him up through a trade. I just want to know if you think Trumbo will continue to mash. Does he have a history of crapping out towards the end of the season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t count on him continuing to mash

  87. Vaxxen says:
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    12 team h2h keep 5 r/hr/RBI/SB/avg/ops IP/k/sv/era/whip/Q’s

    Contreras
    Goldy
    Odor
    Longoria
    Correa
    Polanco
    Bradley jr
    Sano
    Braun
    Villar

    C. martinez
    Syndergaard
    Salazar
    Duffy
    Gray
    Nola
    Matz
    Sanchez
    Pomeranz
    Taillon
    De Leon

    Is there anyone worth dropping for baez, Dahl or Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  88. Chad Donaldson says:
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    I know it’s early but Bossman Jrs value appearsto have taken a huge hit. Playing time in question and he certainly won’t run as much as he did in Friar Land. Drop him for Kepler?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I could see it

  89. Johnc says:
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    Who do you like better over next 9 days?

    Kepler v White Sox, @ Cleveland, @ Tampa Bay
    Yasmany @ Dodgers, v Washington, v Brewers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmany

  90. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would love your WonkaVision: Who’s the best roto bat: Prado, Baez or Profar?

    Also someone dropped Shoemaker. Is he done? Or might he be an upgrade over my Roark or Fulmer the rest of the way?

    Thanks as always for your insight!

    And I’m out like Jack Albertson…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar….. Hold on Shoemaker… Haha

  91. Paul says:
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    Rather have josh reddick or max Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: 6 RHPs next week.Off Monday.

        • hondo says:
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          @hondo: I was horribly incorrect.Reddick gets 3LHP and 3 RHP.I must have been looking at the wrong week.

          I was right in that he’s off Monday. Reddick wishes he was at .500

  92. tbone says:
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    4×4 i have to activate cain who should i drop chisenall ,adonis garcia, tim anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisenhall

  93. 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)

    Ruh roh Grey my 28 point lead is now a 4 point deficit after Matz only scored 5 pts vs. COL (21.0) while my opponent got 14 pts out of Estrada vs. BAL (-4.1) and 9 from Bauer vs. OAK (2.8) and his bats are is hot and my bats are pretty cold… He’s at 10/12 starts and as of right now and he’s got Tomlin vs. OAK (3.6) and Arrieta vs. SEA (19.8) lined up for today and Pomeranz @LAA (-6.5) tonight but Pom’s start probably won’t count since he’ll be over the limit so I’m not sure if he’ll end up saving starts for a streamer tomorrow?

    What I do know is that I have Taillon @MIL (18.1) & Colon vs. COL (8.8) today and B. Norris vs. ARI (15.8) & Skaggs vs. BOS (10.3) tomorrow so I’m wondering if they’ll be enough to pull off this win or should I be dropping Matz for an additional Sunday streaming option below?

    Pineda @TB (24.5)
    Liriano @MIL (11.6)
    Eickhoff @ATL (6.2)
    Snell vs. NYA (3.6)
    E. Santana vs. CHA (-0.2)
    Cashner vs. STL (-0.5)
    Corbin @LAD (-6.0)

    I’m leaning towards dropping Matz anyway since his next start @NYA (0.2) or is he a start there? BTW SON loves Pineda’s next two starts @TB and vs. CLE but I know you hate Pineda although he’s been putting up points (he even scored 22 @HOU last time out) I guess what I’m asking who is the best option for Sunday if needed because I might want to grab them before someone else does just in case anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Matz for Pineda

  94. Nightmare says:
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    Morning Lord of the Grey. 12 team H2H pts. 3 moves per week
    Last night I made a trade….my conteras for his segura. I was going to drop conteras as it is anyways. Ended up getting segura but I had to drop Schoop. I hope u value segura over Schoop considering he has 30 points more in pts leagues. I’m picking up grandal but I have to drop either Trea Turner or Bregman. No way around it. Which one u dropping for a yasmani?

    Ps. Does grey approve of my move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman….Sounds fine

  95. SF says:
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    Drop Kintzler for Bedrosian?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: just speculating for saves. I know Kintzler is the closer but he gets so few chances. If Street gets traded I think Cam gets first crack at saves. Talk me off the ledge if it’s a bad idea!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s a bad idea for now

          • SF says:
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            @Grey: got it!

  96. Johnc says:
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    Taillon or Pineda in 12 teamer or are they both streamers?

    Staff: CMart, Carrasco, Hammel, Hill (someday) and Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  97. Pat says:
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    SON loves Smyly at home vs Yanks. Would you stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  98. danny almonte says:
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    In a keeper should i send bregman and springer for Harper? I wouldnt keep Bregman but he would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  99. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    OBP keeper league with 8 teams. How far apart are Marte and Scherzer? I’d prefer Marte but wasn’t sure if it’s close? My feeling is Marte is 10-15 overall while Max is 25-30?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About a round difference

  100. Crock says:
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    Carlos Gomez or josh Harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  101. SoupNazi says:
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    6×6 Keeper League (R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG), Can you rank your top 3 players for the next 3 years from the list below?

    2017: Bregman, Gallo, Contreras, AJ Reed, Dahl
    2018: Bregman, Gallo, Contreras, AJ Reed, Dahl
    2019: Bregman, Gallo, Contreras, AJ Reed, Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman, Dahl, Contreras

  102. Paul says:
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    Justin upton or josh reddick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  103. nick the dick says:
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    Yo, G. Just got done taking my practical exams for my national emt registry. Now only about 2 weeks of me thinking I did awesome before I find out if I actually did super shitty! I didn’t break the cpr dummy, that’s a good sign, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      After you gave the dummy CPR, did you look up and say, “Should I give it more tongue?”

  104. Snag says:
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    Dynasty league, 8 keepers.

    Been holding on to Moustakas all season on the DL, but replaced him with Lamb, and now need DL room. Is there any reason not to ditch Moose?

    • Snag says:
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      @Snag: Hello….?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is it me you’re looking for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Snag: Lose Moose

      • Snag says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. Herschel says:
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    Melancon to the Nats. Feliz or watson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watson

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: yeah. in a league where i need a closer, how much to spend on him. $119 out of $250 FAAB remaining. thanks….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $41

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: yep, you’re going with the same other sites as i am, not the monkey, and i see you flipped in this 50 minutes earlier today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, going lefty doesn’t make sense but if that’s what the team is saying

  106. Wild Thing says:
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    Pedrioa or Baez at 2b rest of season and next season? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  107. Milarky says:
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    Yo Grey in in keeper deal for next year which do you prefer:

    Give Bautista, Villar, Kluber for Stanton, Espinoza, Stephen Wright

    Or give Bautista, Villar, Kluber for Correa, Leonys Martin, Wacha

    Current keepers are Rizzo, Frazier, and two of Bats, Polanco or , JD Martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  108. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Man, Pirates trade Melancon just as the yinzers from Pittsburgh who just started watching baseball 5 years ago stopped saying his name with a hard “C”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, the yinzers!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: And now I have to hear “it’s elementary my dear Watson” after every save.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aren’t the Pirates in the playoff picture? Why did they send away Melancon?

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: 3 back for the WC. He was gonna walk after the year. Seems like throwing in the towel, but everyone likes them getting Rivero and that prospect.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I guess, seems a little odd

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: I don’t like it. But I did like Walton Goggins’ face during the prayer in Vice Principals last week. Just watched.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I just did too… Not sure how much I love this show, but I will watch b/c Kenny Powers cracks me up

  109. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you rather have deGrom or Jose Fernandez? The reason I ask is someone wants to do as part of a deal where I give up deGrom and get Fernandez. Is it a lateral move.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeGrom, pretty lateral

  110. Scott Kimmel says:
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    I am still trying to trade Duvall. Was thinking about asking for Pence. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  111. The Harrow says:
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    F U brewers coach, you seriously can’t just post that braun isn’t in yet again BEFORE the game starts, or even an hour before! seriously.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  112. Scott Kimmel says:
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    I am thinking about asking for either one of these guys: Pence or Keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey is Keuchel a better choice than Pence for Duvall?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  113. goodfold2 says:
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    who you like better out of
    l.fox SS SF
    f.wall 2B COL
    i moved melancon and his rental contract for d.demeritte + late 3rd rounder + mid 5th rounder for my melancon + mid 4th rounder. could’ve gotten tellez maybe, but comish jerked the demeritte owner around saying he’d accept some deal for dee gordon that included demeritte and then he retracted last minute. i probably should’ve just waited till the gordon deal was finalized, eh.

    anyhoo, i’m trying to move hellickson and his rental contract, got 2 days and about 4 hours till trade deadline. might be able to get one of those above. all prospects mentioned have min contracts (if called up, free in minors system, 30 guys deep, going up to 35 this offseason, so 900 spots, up to 1050 next year) till end of 2019.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wall

  114. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    RIP to Pork! <> Sorry for your loss and loss to the Razzball family!

    I have nothing fantasy wise, other than I kept Dahl over Dickerson and im happy about that. and chicken florentine smells good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  115. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    pours out 40oz for Pork

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  116. B.o.B says:
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    Drop Maurer for Herrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see now, yes, grab Herrera

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: was wade traded, it ain’t on rotoworld yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, MRI

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: ok, MRI, not trade. yeah.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @goodfold2: felt that upton steal before it happened, had to start him everywhere today with weird amount of off days for a saturday too.

  117. toneDEAF! says:
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    Jeffress or Watson for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

  118. Pete says:
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    Ok to start Pom tonight @ LAA? Stream isn’t too happy about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  119. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Dump one of Adams/Owings for one of Margot/Renfroe in NL-Only H2H with Kemp done, or will Padres continue to keep them down till Sept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re supposed to be down until Sept.

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Margot pulled out of game in 4th. No suspected injury.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm

  120. muskysmell says:
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    Jose Abreu is utter UTTER SHIT and I’m finally just going to outright drop him in my 12-team league. I’m sick of his shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  121. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    guess kemp didn’t have a no trade list in his contract. hehehe. wonder if next year he decides to start playing great with 2-3 weeks before trade deadline again after being crap before that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  122. 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)

    Ah sorry Grey but back again freaking out since I now trail by 25 points to this 7th place team and it’s the last day of my matchup. Ha it’s not my week … yesterday I got 11 pts from Taillon @MIL (18.1) & lost 2 points from starting Colon vs. COL (8.8)… while my opponent got 19 pts from Tomlin vs. OAK (3.6), 13 pts from Arrieta vs. SEA (19.8) and luckily lost a point from starting Pomeranz @LAA (-6.5) so go figure! Luckily my opponent can’t start anymore guys and right now I’ve got the following start options lined up:

    Skaggs vs. BOS (10.3)
    B. Norris vs. ARI (15.8)
    Pineda @TB (24.5)

    They are all starts today given my situation right? WIll be they enough to pull out a win assuming my bats outscore his bats? Or would you stream one more of these options below where’d I’d probably have to drop Taillon (his next start is on 8/6 vs. CIN (16.9)) in order to stream someone:

    Liriano @MIL (11.3)
    Eickhoff @ATL (5.2)
    Rodon @MIN (0.7)
    E. Santana vs. CHA (-4.0)
    Cashner vs. STL (-1.5)
    Bettis @NYN (-3.7)
    Corbin @LAD (-8.0)

    Gotta go to work but thanks again and appreciate the advice!

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Actually you can scratch Eickhoff, Liriano, and Santana from that list as they got picked up today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with the three you have

  123. Charles says:
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    Only care about Quality Start, please rank:

    Rodon off DL (@MIN)
    Liriano (v MIL)
    Corbin ( @LAD)
    Santana (vCHW)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin, Rodon

      • Charles says:
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        @Grey: you win, but my add deadline was too early and I went Rodon. /sigh

  124. letsgo says:
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    Dahl or Herman Perez ROS?

    I have Cody Ross and David Robertson as relievers… Drop Cody Ross for dealin betances?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl…Yes, Betances

  125. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Hey Grey, hope you’re having a good weekend!

    Phew! Been holding Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances for months, playing the long game for so damn long, but all of a sudden my saves problem doesn’t seem so unfixable.

    As far as young starters go, do you like Zach Davies, Blake Snell or Jameson Taillon the rest of the way in a QS league? Especially looking for guys who have tamed their walks lately.

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Taillon

  126. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Can you rank these utility bat options to replace Grichuk?
    Hernan Perez
    Jedd gyorko
    Mitch Moreland
    Kirk Nieuwenhuis
    Tommy Pham
    Aaron Alther

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez, Moreland

  127. Steph says:
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    Hey Grey, couple things here. R/HR/RBI/NSB/OBP/SLG and IP/W/ERA/WHIP/Kper9/SVHD league

    Got offered Mike Leake or Stroman for Blue Jay Upton in my league. Making that trade means I would have to drop a pitcher to make room, and my worst arms are Taillon, Taijuan Walker, Guasmann, and Nola. Worth it to make that trade?

    Also, Lorenzo Cain is still sitting in my DL spot, and I’d need to drop one of Upton, Devon Travis, Ellsbury, Castellanos, and Semien for him. Who gets the cut here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Leake over Nola…. Drop Travis

  128. DancinHomer says:
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    Would you drop R. Ray to add Berrios?

    His K’s have been amazing…everything else, not so much.

    12-team 6×6 (standard + QS & OPS) H2H Re-Draft league.

    my other SP’s:
    Sale, deGromm, Salazar, Hammel, Shoemaker, Matz, McCullers, Rodon (T. Walker on DL)

    Cheers & thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  129. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u stream Norris vs Arizona today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  130. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    damn, did my usual get up just in time to adjust all 20ish lineups, but man, in bigger money league i lose allen (we have room for up to 4 closers), and since most owners are daybirds compared to me lose the watson (who should’ve been gone already) and barrett by mere hour or so. only good news is kelvin was out there. also j.johnson (m-cab already was) now back out there in case any of casilla/dyson/osuna lose their jobs. thought last few days to drop dyson for watson, BUT that seemed too risky. it’d be funny at this point if allen retains job and i just lost him too, of course that would go contrary to all news sources.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: damn, in another league i knew i should’ve left 1 move left on week. could’ve grabbed barrett for 2 days, had literally just traded for papelbon about 1.5 days before he lost job. madson or j.johnson there in case both are still out there in about 14 hours? m-cab/ottavino also out there. holds and saves and i have all of
      jeffress/kintzler for saves
      rondon/papelbon/romo/diekman/siegrist for holds.
      drop which holds guy for madson and/or johnson, in case jeffress loses that job in next 27 or so hours?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Madson, assuming he’s not traded

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Siegrist

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Grey: other than just being at a computer all day tomorrow (and assuming madson isn’t traded today either), which could save a move in case madson was moved, bad idea to grab both of madson/johnson or is johnson that bad that he’s only an add in case one or more of madson/jeffress get moved? i will be at internet all day tomorrow to dodge this of course. i don’t want to risk just waiting and watch somebody else grab madson/johnson. that probably wouldn’t happen with johnson, but madson just came off waivers about 2 days ago.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d add Johnson only if Madson or Jeffress are moved

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              @Grey: ok, so at worst i end up wasting one move when i add madson tonight and he’s flipped tomorrow (would use 2 moves in that instance possibly, but still end up with no worse than 2 closers (if both jeffress/madson get moved after that))

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: oh yeah, it’s 16 teamer so having 2-3 closers isn’t really bad of course. 1 isn’t good though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t imagine Allen keeps it, but I guess you never know with Francona

  131. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    A team offered me volquez Gio , hellickson or Harrison for Duvall. Thinking I should hold. Agree or take one of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Exactly what I thought thanks grey

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: the Unbreakable Kimmel Scott!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  132. J-FOH says:
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    I feel like you from last year with Tex, but with me its Napoli. I liked him coming into the year and I got solid numbers from him in perts but damn Rudy has got 10 dongs and a .290 avg. I even wrote about Napoli in the off season https://razzball.com/late-round-deep-thoughts-corner-infielders/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unfortunately, he’s been the only guy on Rudy’s team that has contributed any offense

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: hehe…so true, I throw him my scraps so he can survive. Also in perts JB has Snell on his bench.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sigh… I don’t get it… I told Rudy to trade one of his three aces in May for a bat

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: sorry, have Iron Shiek thoughts running through my head. I was going to trade him Upton and a closer for Thor but Ive had OF problems of late and Thors elbow

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, well, that’s an awful trade for him… I meant he should make a good trade for a bat

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: my OF is such a shit show this year. Speaking of perts I streamed all cray cray this week and got this line so far: 111.2 innings, 97 K’s, 9 wins, 2.82 ERA, 1.13 WHIP…..I’m coming for Timmy Mac

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, nice streaming

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: stupid wasted game start today. Bud Norris got yanked in the 1st inning with an injury. What a stubbed toe moment

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s the worst, I hate when you lose a start over some stupid shizz like that

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      its like going on a blind date and she leaves within the first 30 seconds

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “Sorry, I thought this was a speed dating meet up. Later.”

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      “Hey, don’t you want to at least judge me by the small sample size”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “This is me judging you by your small sample size.”

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      “If I was skinny it would look way bigger”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “Since you’re not wearing pants to our first date, it’s why I’m leaving.”

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      “I was born this way, you are nothing but a hate filled pantslessphobe”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      “Honestly, I didn’t know you were pantsless at first, just thought you wearing a belly.”

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      “So you hate the fact I’m a mall Santa….typical”

  133. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    20 team keep 7-9 (i screwed up keeping 9 this year, i could’ve gotten a better 9th player). OPS, XBH, holds and QS added roto
    C leon
    1B piscotty (K)
    2B cano (K)
    SS iglesias
    3B jose ram
    OF (3) cargo 1 (K), jones (K), ellsbury (K)
    util t.turner (K)
    BN h.kendrick, heyward, hundley
    DL carpenter (K), bour
    NA g.sanchez, dahl (K)
    SP rodon (used to be a keeper), shoemaker, porcello, ray, kennedy, shields
    RP kintzler/estevez/romo/siegrist/kelley
    DL chen
    1. keep rodon over ellsbury?
    2. drop heyward for pillar/valencia/span/orlando?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, neither? 2. Meh

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: neither is an option, to see if anybody better is out there.

        it’s possible heyward is just garbage from that wrist plunk back in april and he could go back to day 78-end of season last year, but i doubt keeping him expecting that is any kind of good idea. clearly he has no trade value when somebody can just grab pillar for free.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then neither for now

          • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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            @Grey: these aren’t due till march (or maybe late feb), i’m just preparing, and i’m glad i kept dahl in preseason this year. heyward appears to be only previous keeper that is now droppable though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  134. quimmy says:
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    Trade thought:

    8×8 extra cats r obp/slg/inn/kper9

    My Gerrit Cole and Justin Turner for his Crush Davis and Adison Russel.

    Both Crush and Cole can be kept as a 5th rd keeper next year.

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  135. eg says:
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    Worst hitting week of the whole season, maybe i shouldn’t have traded villar, kris davis, jupton, corey seager to upgrade pitching! anyways hit 5 homer 7 steals this week
    C Grandal
    1b belt
    2b schoop
    3b frazier
    ss lindor,
    if shrimp
    of trout, kepler, leonys, marte
    util trea turner, franco
    bench bregman

    Players to pick up have 1 open spot and can drop someone for another spot

    moreland, niewuheis, joseph, gennett, adonis, sano, vargas, kang, collins, pham, valencia, eduardo escobar, almonte, grossman, iglesias, headley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  136. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    drop ray or shipley first in NL only to attempt to waiver mccarthy (have no clue why he was dropped). was forced to grab shipley from urena being sent down (and was bad in last start too)

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: damn, SD ain’t aquitting themselves very well compared to AAA hitters are they, bailey’s doing pretty well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shipley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  137. PB and J says:
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    U like Rupp, Leon, or Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

      • PB and J says:
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        @Grey: thanks, Grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  138. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    You a fan of brussels sprouts? I’ve developed a delish slaw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do like em, but more cooked

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: For me its Brussels Sprouts anyway. A favorite is roasted with curry – but this raw slaw is dank.
        Sprouts, carrots, chives, olive oil, white balsamic, parm, salt, pepper.

        http://imgur.com/gallery/kvZRC

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that does look good… I haven’t made food in a while besides Plated… We get 3-4 meals delivered to us, I make them, and the other days we tend to go out

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: I’ve never heard of Plated. Moving to Houghton, MI-a verified interesting food desert, kind of forced me to experiment with stuff I wouldn’t have in the past.

  139. ebudz says:
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    AH Grey wish me luck tonight! Up by 2 points now with Posey, and Trout still playing and I have Kyle Seager tonight, but it’s not looking good for me after Pineda only scored 3 pts today and BUD NORRIS WAS RELIEVED AFTER ONE INNING?! Ha, no luck! Skaggs was awesome, but my opponent still has Bryant, Cruz and Cishek playing tonight so yeah I’m not getting my hopes up…

    Need to bounce back strong as we enter the final stretch and I’m trying lock up 1st place so can help me pick the best 11 starts out of the following for next week?!

    8/1 (4 SP max)
    Salazar vs. MIN (21.3)
    Duffy @TB (6.2)
    Paxton vs. BOS 7.4)
    Nelson @SD (7.9)
    Verrett vs. NYA (1.5)
    Bradley vs. WAS (-10.1)

    8/2 (4 SP max)
    Carrasco vs. MIN (24.2)
    Shoemaker vs. OAK (17.7)
    Moore vs. KC (12.0)
    McCullers vs. TOR (9.8)
    Ray vs. WAS (4.9)
    Ventura @TB (1.4)
    McCarthy @COL (-6.7)
    Bundy vs. TEX (-8.4)
    Manaea @LAA (-14.5)

    8/3
    McHugh vs. TOR (8.7)
    Nola vs. SF (5.9)
    Matz @NYA (0.3)
    Volquez @TB (-4.0)

    8/4
    Leake @CIN (5.4)
    Eovaldi vs. NYN (0.1)
    Boyd vs. CHA (-4.7)

    8/5
    Pineda vs. CLE (17.4)
    Snell vs. MIN (14.3)
    B. Norris vs. BOS (9.2)
    E. Santana @TB (-2.5)

    8/6 (4 SP max)
    Taillon vs. CIN (17.9)
    Skaggs @SEA (9.0)
    Rodon vs. BAL (6.3)
    Salazar @NYA (6.0)
    Corbin vs. MIL (5.8)
    Duffy vs. TOR (-3.2)

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Oh OOPS, my bad I forgot to include the scoring for this H2H points league:

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

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: HA! I forgot my opponent has Myers playing now too… who was 0-2 with an RBI today but then proceeded to walk, steal 2nd, then steal home! 4 points later and I just watched Street BLOW SKAGG’S WIN?! So now I won’t get 3 points there! Down by 1 now… FACK. Okay end rant. Thanks for listening.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Stupid Street!

        • ebudz says:
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          @Grey: That’s what I said! … well the PG version …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

      Salazar vs. MIN (21.3)
      Duffy @TB (6.2)
      Paxton vs. BOS 7.4)
      Nelson @SD (7.9)
      Carrasco vs. MIN (24.2)
      Shoemaker vs. OAK (17.7)
      Moore vs. KC (12.0)
      McCullers vs. TOR (9.8)
      Taillon vs. CIN (17.9)
      Skaggs @SEA (9.0)
      Salazar @NYA (6.0)

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  140. ebudz says:
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    Oh OOPS, my bad I forgot to include the scoring for this H2H points league:

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

  141. The Harrow says:
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    mazuzza waking up again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  142. The Harrow says:
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    here’s a headline for ya, or it should be whatever rag is biggest in balmer.

    “Orioles waive their right to trade for a halfway decent SP, get Miley anyway”
    Miley gets to return to an awful pitcher park in a division 80% full of them, o lord how bad can this get.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: also in wade miley news (linked to me anyway), the episode of WPT showing RIGHT NOW on FSN+ has a guy who looks about exactly like miley, and the dude here is just as much a douche, just called a clock on another player.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha… You know our hockey guy plays poker in tourneys right?

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Grey: i’ve seen you mention it once before. i mean, this guy looked JUST like miley, a little younger, even wore a baseball hat.

  143. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you had a good weekend. So Dahl has been absolutely raking and I would hate to have to drop him.

    I have Dahl, Semien, and Mupton as my util/bench. Yasmany probably should be owned. I was thinking drop mupton for him since it seems like hes platooning, wont run as much, and not hitting as well anymore? What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Melvin

  144. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    who the hell is SEA’s #5 starter now, it would’ve been karns but he either is hurt or got disgraceful listed. in AL only with allen losing his job i’m dropping my worst holds guy to go with 8 SP (streaming the worst likely), i have allen/duke/n.jones/harris/colome so it’s duke. only 4 RP slots and after i was able to waiver harris i’ve left colome in SP slot, but it’s easily causing me to lose K’s and getting occasionaly QS out of that spot is probably worth more than 3rd holds guy. yet another good reason to have waivered harris, in case colome/allen lost their job. only SP out there are
    leblanc/anibelle/weaver and worse, so hoping maybe it’d be nuno? right now i’m grabbing anibelle for a start SON likes on tuesday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess Nuno

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: duke is the drop, not because of going to NL, i’ve set this league up such that you’d still get to keep the stats of a player (for this year anyway, clearly duke couldn’t be a keeper after this season if he sticks in NL) if he goes to NL from AL. he’s gone from the 7th inning (with possible 8th if k-rob moved) to 7th in NL too.

  145. Wallace and DeGromit says:
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    5×5 Roto 10 tm

    1 add/drop per week, on sunday night

    1. Dahl, drop Chris Carter
    2. Skaggs, Drop Pineda (Guerra is also available)
    3. Betances, Drop Edwin Diaz

    Order look right? Thanks Grey

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Wallace and DeGromit: i’ve always called him degrommit too! no shit. been doing it for years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Yes 3. Yes…I’d do them 3, 2, 1

  146. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    ROS pick 2- k. herrera, harris, oh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Kelvin

  147. John says:
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    Hernan or Kepler. I do not need steaks. Need average and RBIs

    • John says:
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      @John:

      * Steals. I actually need steaks!

  148. L-Boogie says:
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    Barrett, Kintzler, or Jim Johnson for SAGNOF?

    Thanks.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @L-Boogie: Barrett. Best stuff, least likely to be traded.

  149. himom says:
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    around what rank are we drafting Chris Davis next year you think?

  150. bshend says:
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    Hey should I drop Kemp for Alex Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

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