Wade Davis hit the DL with a forearm strain.  Brooks Pounders was called up in a corresponding move.  Brooks Pounders is also my favorite AVN starlet.  This sounds ominous for Davis, a forearm strain is not good for pitchers.  A precursor for Tommy John surgery, they say.  They also chew Copenhagen and call everyone kid.  The one bright spot in this dark, gloomy sky is the backdating of the DL stint.  Maybe, just maybe, Davis will return right after the All-Star break, when he’s eligible.  Yes, he could only miss seven games from now.  That skywriter is trailing smoke behind him, writing, “Hope Davis.”  But maybe he ran out of fuel and was gonna write, “Hope Davis Will You Marry Me?”  In Davis’s place, Joakim Soria or Kelvin Herrera will replace him.  Kelvin is much better, so why ‘You must be Joakim’ at all?  That hard-to-quantify, harder even to justify outside of your own front office, closer experience.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cheslor Cuthbert – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  When Moustakas injured himself, he had seven homers.  If you had Moustakas, then went Cuthbert, you have about as much fantasy value on the year as Maikel Franco.  A Couskakel, so to speak.  Though, that sounds like a group of Bob Cousy’s.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-4, 4 runs and two home runs (21, 22).  F5!  The Jays hit four homers in two-plus innings off Christall Young, which brings me to my point, can’t Young pitch the All-Star Home Run Derby?

Troy Tulowitzki – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  I’ve owned injury-prone players before so I know how it feels.  You wear scuba gear for six months because you’re constantly holding your breath.

Ezequiel Carrera – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer as he hit leadoff, hitting .288.  The Amish Porsche strikes again, while Devon Travis (1-for-4) hits eighth for some unknown slight against humanity.

David Price – 8 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Recently, I pulled off the trade sending Chris Archer (and Steve Cishek) for David Price, and did it partly because I thought Price should be much better, have less faith in Archer and need wins.  Of course, since I can’t have anything too nice, Price got the loss yesterday in Fenway, facing Alfredo Jettucine Griffin and a bunch of 5+ ERA relievers.

Craig Kimbrel – 0 IP, 4 ER. Kazaam!

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-5 and his 14th homer, hitting .294.  On our Player Rater, JBJ has been about as valuable as Bryce Harper.  Yup.

Shin-Soo Choo – Hit his 7th homer, and then the Fantasy Baseball Overlord pulled his card and Choo left the game with a stiff back.  It was only a matter of time until Choo hurt himself.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Daniel Norris – Hit the DL with an oblique strain.  Tigers called up Buck Farmer to replace him.  I loved the movie with Brooks Pounder and Buck Farmer.  I never knew spoonerism could be so erotic.

Carlos Carrasco – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, EAR at 2.47, and pulled from the game after 82 pitches, because the Indians were up by a shizzton of runs.  But some of us have Carrasco in fantasy leagues and would’ve happily taken two more shutout innings and another five Ks.  Real baseball, you go scratch yourself in public, and don’t interfere with fantasy, mmkay?

Lonnie Chisenhall – 4-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .311.  Right now, you kinda just want every Indians player.  Hitters, pitchers, even the mascot if Racism is a category in your league.  They’re all hot.

Tyler Naquin – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .313.  It feels like he’s in the studio working on a Baha Man album, since nothing in his minor league career screams radio friendly airplay for years to come.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 19th homer, hitting .248.  He has three solo homers in the last five games.  Weird or weirdly appropriate since he’s hitting leadoff?

Alex Colome – 1 IP, 0 ER as he was activated from the DL and will likely resume closer duties.  Or as I like to call them in the bathroom, doodies.

Steven Souza – Left yesterday game with a leg injury.  Thankfully, the band played on.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.33.  You say Odorizzi, I say he looks more scrambled.

Logan Morrison – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hasn’t done a whole lot else recently.  He’s not even tweeting anymore.  But could be the start of a hot schmotato run.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs, and two homers (10, 11) after a 6-for-6 game on Saturday, hitting .284.  When I saw his line yesterday, I immediately looked to add him across all of my leagues.  Of course, I was a day late and 50 Cent short for Curtis Jackson.  You know who is about three years late?  The Sciosciapath.  How he could platoon Cron all of this time is beyond me.  It’s not like the Angels are bursting at the seams with hitting.  Cron should have about four hundred more at-bats across the last three seasons.  Yes, I feel like Scott Boras when talking about Cron.

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .261. Hasn’t shown much power or speed, but is hitting over .400 in the last week.  Even more impressive, Andrelton travels 1.2 light years between games to sleep at home.

Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.50.  Blech.  I’m so done with this schmohawk.  I think three months is ample time to show something.  Nay, like Fonzie’s horse says, to show anything!  Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  Too bad the Yankees ever said anything about Tanaka’s torn tendon, because I wouldn’t mind owning him at some point, but it’s out of the question.

Brett Gardner – 4-for-6, 2 runs, hitting .258.  The last time he had four hits in a game, he followed it with another four-hit game two days later.  Yes, I’m looking for patterns where they might not exist, but at least I’m not writing this blurb on a window at MIT.

Chase Headley – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games.  JayWrong effused all up on yesterday’s podcast about Headley.  The main takeaway from yesterday’s pod was, does anyone have a sister for Mr. Wrong?

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.55.  Seven innings?  That works.  Only one earned run?  Not bad!  Seven baserunners?  I’ll take it!  Two strikeouts?  *balloon deflates rapidly*  Balloon that deflated looks up and says, “Yeah, why don’t you go own Rodon then, smart ass?”  Damn, that balloon’s got a point.

Taijuan Walker – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.66.  I’d like to make a little paper boat and put Walker and Rodon on it and set it sail in the Bay of Dragons.  Or maybe that’s assail.  Unlike Rodon, I’m holding Walker for now, but his leash is frayed and I’m about to cut him loose.

A.J. Reed – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  That’s two homers in 8 games, so, ya know, only a 40-homer pace.  What a bum!

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  You know what I’m gonna say, right?  When he hits one homer, more will follow.  Valbuena is like clockwork.  Call him Luis Victorinox.  Hmm, he’s a bit more of a Swatch.

Colby Rasmus – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Wanna feel old?  Rasmus girl graduated college.  Geiger, let’s go!

Kennys Vargas – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, in his 2nd game back with the Twins.  Hey, Kennys and Dannys Antana (1-for-3) are reunited!  About time they got all two, three or more of them back together!

Miguel Sano – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .230. A 1-for-5 line with a home run and multiple strikeouts should be called “The Sano.”

Max Kepler – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Now has four homers in his last nine games.  It’s the summer and I’m going cherrypicking!

Marcus Semien – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer.  He’s gonna have 30+ homers in September and you’re gonna laugh yourself silly that you kept dropping him.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .310.  Another guy no one wants any part of.  If I searched all the comments for this year, “Should I drop Valencia?” is an easy top three.  Semien and Khris Davis are likely top five too.  Then Russell Martin.  Oy with the Russell Martin.

Aaron Hill – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Has hit in eight of the past ten games.  Could be a little schmotato action here, but I know it’s not easy to pick up an old schmohawk, so I won’t press the issue.

Wil Myers – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .290.  I don’t think it’s completely clear how good his season has been so far.  He’s on pace for a 35 HR, 25 SB season.  That would easily make him a top 20 hitter.  So far this year, he’s been about as valuable as Kris Bryant.  Seriously.

Zach Davies – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.10.  Okay, but you couldn’t have confidently started him in Washington yesterday, and I don’t see how you can confidently start him in home games either.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .290.  *sees tumbleweed blow through living room*  That’s weird, I didn’t think I was living in a Wild West town.  Hey, my couch just flew out the window!  Holy crap!  It’s a Torenado!

Jose Reyes – 0-for-4 as he returned to the lineup that made him famous.  No, I don’t mean the Hawaiian police lineup.

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-3 and his 21st homer, hitting .304.  He’ll be joining the Cubs team at the All-Star Game.  Ya know, if the other NL All-Stars were playing it smart, they would put Astro Glide on the stairs onto the field for the introductions.  The entire Cubs infield pulled a hammy?  Aw, shucks!  Until the realization sets in that all the players the Cubs didn’t send to the All-Star Game are still better than most other teams’ regulars, too.

Steven Matz – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.34.  Bones?  Where we’re going we don’t need no elbow bones!

Wei-Yin Chen – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.83.  Stream-o-Nator likes Chen’s last start before the break too, but he’s been hella iffy all year, so I don’t trust him.

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homers.  If he were to get to 50 homers, as I wished in the early going of the season, he’d need 33 homers in the 2nd half.  In 2001, Bonds hit 34 homers in the 2nd half, so it’s doable and he’s his coach!

Brandon Moss – Hit the DL with an ankle sprain.  Still have never heard of a cankle sprain.  You messed up, God!

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-1 as he was recalled.  He hit five homers and .283 with the Redbirds, which is about as confusing as it gets for minor league team names.  Why not just call your Triple-A affiliate the Cardenals?  Be like the Yankees minor league team calling themselves the Pinstripes.  I mean, come on, Cards.  Any hoo!  Grichuk is back and I could see a flyer on him, but he’ll still be platooning.

Jung Ho Kang – 1-for-1, but was revealed yesterday that he’s under investigation for sexual assault.  He needs to learn to respect women better, so until this is resolved, I will refer to him as Jung (redacted) Kang.

Julio Teheran – Was scratched from his Wednesday start with “Let’s try to keep him healthy over the break in case we can trade him.”  It’s going around all the lesser teams’ clubhouses.

Cody Asche – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in three games and dot dot dot I was expecting to look at his player page and see him hitting extremely well over the last week.  Turns out, he’s been decent, but not crazy hot.  Appropriately for Asche, he used to be hot.

Peter Bourjos – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Okay, I know if I open his player page there’s gonna be some goodies. *opens page*  Yup, not disappointed there.  He’s hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer, and third homer in as many games.  Who you calling a Couskakel?!

Tommy Joseph – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  Snooze!  ToJo, you are so May/June!

Zach Eflin – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Braves.  Listen, there’s only room for one guy who is almost elfin in the majors, and that’s Jose Altuve!

Zack Cozart – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .269, and 2nd homer in as many games.  He went cold for about a month, but he’s picking it up again in the schmotato category.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  He was hitting around .100 in July, and remember Bruce was one of the absolute worst hitters in the 2nd half of last year, so if you can trade him, the time is nigh.  No, I didn’t misspell night, you don’t have to wait for sundown.

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-3, 2 runs and 3 steals (20, 21, 22).  Damn, he was briefly on waivers in my RCL, but I didn’t move fast enough grabbing him.  If only he were picking himself up for me!

Brandon Finnegan – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.71.  The Reds pitching coach got fired the other day and the Reds pitchers are still pitching poorly.  Somewhere, a postman said, “Still not the messenger’s fault.”

John Lackey – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.50.  The Regression Fairies must be White Sox fans, though there are rainbow stripes on the top of those socks.

Addison Russell – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer, hitting .242, and now has three homers in the last two games.  Right now, at Razzball HQ, which is down the street from Hooli’s headquarters, I’m writing up the top 100 for the 2nd half, which will be posted next week during the break, and Russell is one of those guys that could sneak on the backend of the list with a huge final week.  I’m sure that will be the reason Addison tries to stay hot.

Javier Baez – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .272 as he was moved to the nine hole.  Let’s get down to brass tacks or brass tax if you’re a jeweler’s accountant, Maddon could put names in a hat to put together his lineup and it wouldn’t matter.  They’d still score five-plus runs a game.

Kris Bryant – 1-for-5 and his 25th homer.  For those that own Bryant, this should be going through your mind regarding him, “Please don’t get bamboozled into the Home Run Derby and please don’t get cold during the break.  Maybe go play Mexican League baseball for a week to stay hot.  Requesting for a friend.  That friend would be the sock puppet I have on my hand.”

  1. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    Evidently, Davis’s elbow isn’t much of a concern for the Royals. So, there’s that.

  2. Nick says:
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    Grey,

    dropped Rendon for Espinosa cause of SS eligibilty, so i can move Desmond to OF along with Myers and Springer
    i have Trumbo sitting on my bench and you said he cannot stand such a HR rate all season,
    playing over his head : on pace for: 100Runs 50 HR 125 Rbis ! and avg 0.285 >0.254 career

    I would him trade for a SP : Giolito ? better?
    keeper league

    Nick

  3. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    So, I see CJ Cron goes 6 for 6 in Fenway after a nice game the day before, so I pick him up and start him for the last game in Fenway and he goes o-fer and then a total of 1 fer 9, while I own him, so yesterday I cut him..AHHHHHHHH

    We need a glossary term for grabbing a player while hot and he cools off while you own him only to go off big again the minute you set him free..

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms:
      I did the same thing , just dropped him for Soria. I’m hoping to pick him back up off of waivers on Friday.
      But, it doesn’t help my batty call for Thursday. UGH

  4. cubjet says:
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    I am starting to feel the same about Carlos Rodon.
    Best available replacements on the wire are
    James Paxton, Kevin Gausman and AJ Griffin.
    Would you drop Rodon for one of these or hold?
    Which one do you like best ROS?

    As always, great stuff.
    Thanks in advance.

    • bigbear says:
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      @cubjet: I’d go Gausman there.

    • knucks says:
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      @cubjet: aPAXonbothyourfantasyteams

  5. Josh-NYC says:
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    Miguels Ano?

    #1

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Josh-NYC: I don’t know that name..who is he??

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Josh-NYC: DirtyS anchez

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Pu$$y Control: LOL and here I thought Miguels Ano might be the next big prospect..LMAO

  6. lin says:
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    José Fernández +Adam Duvall for W. Myers ?
    or
    José Fernández + Adam Duvall for Carlos Carrasco + Grégory Polanco ?

    in HxH 6*6 (R)(HR)(RBI)(K)(OPS)(NSB) (W) (BB) (K) (ERA) (OBPA) (NSV)

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lin: They’re fair… Carrasco deal is better

  7. The Grand Poppy says:
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    10 team keeper league, can only keep 4 hitters. Currently choosing between Trout, Rizzo, C Seager, Polanco, Franco, Upton. Would you flip Polanco and Franco for Giancarlo? Dude could also ask for Syndergaard as well – would you do the 3 for 1?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @The Grand Poppy: Are you playing for this year or next?

      • The Grand Poppy says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I’m in 3rd right now, so don’t really want to punt on this year. That said, always gotta consider a buy low option on a guy as good as Stanton.

      • The Grand Poppy says:
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        @Grey: Even in the 2-for-1 scenario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Grand Poppy: Polanco is a top 20 bat, Stanton is a top 20 bat, and you’re throwing in Franco one of the top young 3B in the game? Why?

      • The Grand Poppy says:
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        @Grey: Counting stats are good not great – the question seems to be whether Stanton is top 20 or top 10. Right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Picking nits, Stanton’s top 20 easy overall if you’re drafting right now

  8. Mickey Maloney says:
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    I’m so done with Rodon too! He’s the final guy I’ll be dropping from my craptastic triumvirate of Pineda (dropped), Eovadli (dropped) and Rodon. I had so many happy feelings about my rotation before the season started! Well, at least Salazar and Matz have been solid. Scram Rodon!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mickey Maloney: Pineda has been very good lately..

      • Mickey Maloney says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys for rubbing it in on Pineda! Haha. You’re correct of course. ProbLem is someone else grabbed him. On the brightside, I just snagged Glasnow. To quote Dave Mathews, he’s about the best of what around!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, haha

  9. Jeff says:
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    Gregorius, semien, moya, solarte, bour

    can you please rank these from best to worst for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff: Semien, schmotatoes

      • Stumanji says:
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        @Grey: No love for Moya? Dood has 5 HRs & 11 XBH in 21 games, slugging over 600.

        Are expectations tempered bc he won’t be full time once JD gets back?

  10. Game 7 says:
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    Are Odorizzi or Nola worth rostering in a 10 team 5×5? I was looking to stream the two positions.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Game 7: Nola = No. Odorizzi would be a borderline streamer spot for me.

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Game 7: Nah. I would use SON and stream. Nola is in a funk and will be shelved some time in the 2nd half. Odorizzi just isn’t that good. His own announcers were saying last night that he is missing a pitch and the one’s he is using aren’t working right now…plus his team is garbage.

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      @Game 7: Nola yes. He’s not going to start until after the break, but he’s not on any kind of innings limit. He’ll fix his issues he’s had over the last several starts. I’m not against dropping him to stream, but you might miss out on a great second half if someone else grabs him.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Game 7: I’d hold Nola, stream Overeasy’s spot..

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Nola’s carreer high innings is 110. He is at 96. While they are already looking to get him rest so he can pitch in the 2nd half…once they are well out of contention he will be shelved. In redraft I would proceed with caution.

        • Don says:
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          @Pu$$y Control: Nola had 187 IP last year among AA, AAA, and MLB.

        • John says:
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          @Pu$$y Control: Pitched 77 32 and 77innings in three levels last year, he will not have any strict inning restrictions.

  11. Lonestar3 says:
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    Are you still holding Pujols in 10 teamers or would you prefer to stream a hotter bat like Cron?

    • knucks says:
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      @Lonestar3: You can likely afford to stream the hotties in such a shallow league. I let Pujols go in my ten teamer then picked him up a week later. You just gave me a great idea to drop him for Cron though.

  12. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Taijuan Walker was pulled early due to his feet..

  13. Chud says:
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    10 team full keeper trade offer:

    I get Willson Contreras

    I give Steven Matz

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chud: In a keeper I’d want Wilson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Works for me

  14. Joeg414 says:
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    Looking for a Starter to replace Rodon and maybe Ray.
    Been offered Roark for my Mazara – seems like the best SP I can get as I been shopping Normar.
    I have Fowler coming back and Kim and Lawrie as bench bats .
    6×6 daily roto non keeper
    Looking for some feedback, Whata guys think ?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Joeg414: I would pull the trigger.

  15. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Ol’ Dirty Odubel or Jose Reyes?

  16. Five-On-One says:
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    1) “Stream-o-Nator likes Chen’s last start before the break too, but he’s been hella iffy all year, so I don’t trust him.” Does he get another start before the break? His team only has four games left.
    2) Try to trade Stanton after his 2 HR night? Maybe for a SP like Salazar?
    3) I have Naquin, Rajai, Ellsbury, J.Upton and Lawrie occupying 4 spots every week (the other one rides the pine). Reed is available. Pick up or leave on the wire? Who sits from now until the break?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1) Maybe I read SON wrong, thought he did 2) Meh, it’s fair 3)Can sit Rajai today, but Reed over Lawrie

  17. John says:
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    His Tanaka and Pedroia for my CMart. Espinosa would be my drop. Close? Which side you prefer?

    Other option would be Tanaka and VMart for CMart with Espinosa out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Tanaka, it’s fair

  18. Just Busted says:
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    I feel like Mazara has been treading water lately. Stick with him ROS or pick up a Revere, Chisenhall or Heyward (still waiting to see life here too!)?
    H2H Yahoo 12 team
    Thanks!
    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: for realz grey shizzenhall over Mazara? what about in a keeper league (only for next year tho)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not in a keeper

  19. mrbaseball says:
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    What scares you Grey – Does owning Raisel Iglesias in a dynasty league scare you – would you try to get 50% value for him or wait to see if Tommy John comes to hang out

    • mrbaseball says:
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      BOO

    • knucks says:
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      @mrbaseball: It was his shoulder though right? I mean, you can worry about TJ with every single young SP in that regard. I’m just trying to figure out in my head what 50 % value of him would even be right now. Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrbaseball: Doesn’t scare me, bores me a bit

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Grey: he was clutch out of the pen yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Middle reliever doesn’t really move my needle in a keeper

          • Pu$$y Control says:
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            @Grey: yeah i was cust sayin.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  20. PED Inc says:
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    On the edge of dropping Walker for Desclafini or Ryu in a 10 team, just waiting for your blessing sir!
    After his latest fisting last night I regrettably looked back at some draft results in a couple leagues that I have him, not pretty.

  21. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    How was the holiday? All is good?

    Heartbreaking loss last week, you wouldn’t even believe it. H2H can be so painful. I ain’t even sweatin it tho..

    Is that Judge kid getting called up anytime soon? You hearing anything?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Doubt he’s called up until there’s an injury. Nowhere to play him.

    • knucks says:
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      @Phil of the Future: An Injury or the trade deadline in about 24 days. He should be up in the next few weeks. Scranton hasn’t played since the 4th, but I had a buddy at that game that said he has no business left to take care of down at the farm. We already knew that though.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @knucks: Yankees don’t sell. They buy.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I don’t have Glasnow! Great weekend. Rich friend’s pool again. I’d say I feel bad for mooching but I’m such great company!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rich friends are the best…Anyone out there that doesn’t have rich friends, I suggest you get some, doesn’t matter if you like them or not

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Exactly this. Even if they are just torture to be around go get some rich friends!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha exactly

  22. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Souza was pulled for lack of hustle.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: On a fly ball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hunh

  23. mrbaseball says:
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    The dynasty league we have 8 bench spots and most teams use them for pitching – I am now hanging around with Sean Manaea AND Cody Reed – Do you think I am hanging around with the wrong crowd
    Should I sit and wait with Manaea and Reed and how they progress or make new fantasy pitcher friends

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @mrbaseball: Depends on your other options, I always try to hang onto top prospects, especially in a dynasty..

      • mrbaseball says:
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        Are they really top prospects in my question ?

  24. Murph says:
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    Is this fair? I am trying to get a surge in hitting and some more stable pitching….
    I give Syndergaard/Castellanos/Ellsbury/Estevez and Neil Walker for Bryant/Salazar and Hendricks…
    Just trying to size it up
    I welcome all input

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Salazar = Syndergaard, Bryant way above anyone else you’re offering and you’re asking them to throw in Hendricks

  25. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Carrasco gave me microscopic ratios last night…and then Kimbrel came in and quickly destroyed them. When will coaches stop using elite closers in non-closing situations? When, Grey? WHEN?!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Grassy Knoll Redding: I have been asking myself that question for years, no one seems to know..

      I think managers need to stop babying pitchers and just let them pitch..Osuna in Toronto was held out for like a week or more before pitching, to cut back on innings and then was used in a non save situation first game back and was hammered..

      To many ex players managing and most have no clue what they are doing, looking at you Clint Hurdle, Walt Weiss, StupiDon and so on..

      • knucks says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Don’t forget Crag, letting his guys bat out of order up in MIL. Doesn’t matter who did what, its ultimately the MGR fault no matter what there. That shizz was embarrassing.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @knucks: I saw that..lol

        • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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          @knucks: True! Counsel’s been manager over a year now. That’s a “first-week manager” mistake.

      • Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Absolutely right. These guys are thoroughbreds; you shouldn’t make them pull a plow. Ideally they should be able to come in and pitch lights out, no matter the situation. But for some reason those top-tier guys seem to need that Save to be on the line.

  26. MarvPesos

    John says:
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    Grey,
    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats

    I’ve got an empty bench spot take a look at the guys on the wire and let me know what you think. Leaning towards Espinosa or a reliever or maybe an SP?

    So who would ou pick up? Other than RP, do you see any other weak spots? Thanks in advance
    Waiver(available right now):
    HIT- D. Espinosa, M. Kemp, C. Beltran, B. Moss,
    PIT- J. Hellickson, J. Shields, B. Colon, Tyler Anderson,Zach Davies, Gio Gonzales, W. Chen, A Wood
    RP – Fernando Rodney, Kelvin Herrera, J. Jeffress, S. Dyson, J. Gomez, W.Harris,

    My Team (Goldschmember):
    C – J.T. Realmuto
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Kyle Seager
    SS – Jonathan Villar
    Mi- Jonathon Schoop
    CI – Nolan arenado
    LF – Charlie Blackmon
    CF – Andrew McCutchen
    RF – Ryan Braun
    Util- Danny Valencia
    BN – Mark Trumbo
    BN – Hanley Ramirez
    BN – Alex Bregman (NA)
    DL – Hunter Pence

    Sp – Madison Bumgarner
    SP – Jake Arrieta
    SP – Danny Salazar
    RP –
    Rp – Britton
    P- Chris Sale
    P – Vince Velasquez
    BN – Tanner Roark
    BN – James Paxton
    BN – Tanaka
    BN – Carlos Carrasco

    • MarvPesos

      John says:
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      @John: always forget to say, only 30 moves/season (have 23 moves left) ie I don’t stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Can grab Jeffress, see no reason to do other moves… I mean, you could Espinosa over Hanley, but you’re not playing Trumbo, you wouldn’t play Espinosa

  27. Votto Voom says:
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    Grey,

    So sick of Heyward!!! Will I regret cutting him for Max Kepler?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Votto Voom: I’d hold, Heyward has been known to have big 2nd half’s..

    • Cram It says:
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      @Votto Voom: I’m still holding Heyward, but I don’t blame anybody for dropping him for anyone who’s doing better than zero.

  28. Don says:
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    Who’s your guy in the Rockies bullpen? McGee? Estevez? Ottavino?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Don: Emilio for now, but I think Ottavino gets the job down the road.

    • knucks says:
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      @Don: I own two of the three, so as long as its not McGee, that’d be key

  29. Zeus says:
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    Much like Sting I have done my tantric best to hold on to Semien

  30. RePete says:
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    14-Team H2H OBP Keep 5 Forever League:

    Which player on my team should I be shopping to upgrade my pitching?

    C – Gattis
    1B – Pujols, Hanley
    2B – Schoop, Turner
    SS – Bogaerts, Bregman
    3B – Sano, Valencia
    OF – Betts, Stanton, Polanco, Heyward
    SP – Strasburg, Martinez, Roark, Velasquez, Walker, Gausman, Smyly, Cobb (DL)
    RP – Robertson, Vizcaino, Colome, Kelley

    I’ve tried to sell Hanley, Heyward, and Velasquez but there’s no market for them. I may have to sell a big fish or wait until Turner or Bregman get called up and sell high.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: Sell Bregman? Stanton?

  31. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H QS and OBP league where i lead the league in offense but desperately need SP depth.

    I’ve explored MANY trade options with my league mates and it seems if I want pitching, I’m going to have to devalue my bats.

    How does Duvall for Roark sound? Roark’s peripherals all check out.

  32. ryanoger says:
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    Freeman, Fielder, Napoli, and Cron…..which two you takin?

    thanks grey!

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Forgot to toss A. J. Reed into the mix…

  33. I don't want to leave my name because others in my league read this site says:
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    Sorry in advance of the cyber novel.

    I really want to pick up Cron, but not too sure who is safe to drop. If anybody.
    6×6 12 team mixed with Holds and OBP. Ci & MI

    With Kendrys now Outfield available that could make some room to move.

    Any potential victims for Cron? Or is it best to hold for now?

    J.T. Realmuto
    Salvador Pérez
    Paul Goldschmidt
    Jason Kipnis
    Nolan Arenado
    Francisco Lindor
    Kendrys Morales
    Jean Segura
    Rajai Davis
    Ben Zobrist
    Lonnie Chisenhall
    Evan Gattis
    Steven Moyà
    A.J. Reed
    Lorenzo Cain

    Jason Hammel
    Max Scherzer
    Josh Tomlin
    Steven Wright
    Tony Watson
    Neftali Feliz
    Sam Dyson
    Addison Reed
    Álex Colomé
    Jonathan Papelbon
    Tyler Chatwood
    Adam Wainwright
    Jake Arrieta
    Danny Duffy
    Hyun-Jin Ryu
    Yu Darvish

    As always this site rocks!

    And if anyone in my league is reading this….move along….these aren’t the players you are looking for….

  34. Five-On-One says:
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    SON has Rodon worth $26.5 for his start on the 10th against Atlanta. 2 comments. First, I think with the White Sox having only four games left, he is not making that start. Second, even if he did, $26.5??? Really? I mean, I know it’s the Braves, but the robot must have not watched an inning of this guy all year. Rant over.

    • knucks says:
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      @Five-On-One: Did you see any of Eflin’s start yesterday? Trust the bot.

  35. Reid a book doode says:
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    Jung Ho Kang’s wong did something wrong.

    • knucks says:
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      @Reid a book doode: Hah!

      I think its mostly an issue “upstairs” though. And the details we already know, do NOT sound good.

  36. Sneaky Pete says:
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    Tyler Glasnow alert! Looks like he’ll be up to pitch this weekend.

  37. knucks says:
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    The Redbirds? That is pretty weak. Club have been steering their MILB affiliate names in a marketable direction for a while now. And the masses have eatin that shizz up.

    Locally, I have the Ironpigs (so much Bacon, its amazing) and the Railriders (Scranton Yanks). I watched it happen first hand with a buddy of mine last year. Life long Phildo’s fan with about 99 Phillies hats. There was no interest in the Reading Phillies team store. They change the name to the Fightin’s and the line is literally out the door through the 7th inning.

    The Chihuahuas, Isotopes, Flying Squirrels and 51’s are a couple of my favs btw.

    • Don says:
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      @knucks: The rest of STL’s minor league teams: AA Springfield Cardinals; A+ Palm Beach Cardinals; A Peoria Chiefs (huh?); Rookie Johnson City Cardinals. I kind of like the continuity. I don’t like going to a minor league game and spending time trying to figure out who the heck I’m watching.

      • knucks says:
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        @Don: I like going to minor’s games and eating food. A lot of it. Often time, unless I’m there for a prospect or rehab appearance, the baseball takes a backseat.

        I dunno if this exists elsewhere, but at Ironpigs games in Allentown,PA. Aww shucks is king. We buy bottles of the seasoning every year and I put that shizz on EVERYTHING. Mostly grilled veggies. But at the games, you’ll see a ton of people moving around with giant ears of corn. We travel often, so I know that happens elsewhere. But the Parmesan/Aww shucks recipe is what is missing everywhere else I’ve had corn at an event.

        http://www.awshucksroastedcorn.com/home/

        Its bigger than the stands selling chocolate bacon or Medieval sized Turkey legs (that might be your thing 15th century Don?!)

        • Don says:
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          @knucks: Shucks, that corn looks delicious. Food used to be a highlight in Memphis, but they changed their source for bbq nachos and it just hasn’t been the same since. I’d be all over the turkey legs if they sold them here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Ha, Ironpigs is pretty good

  38. JoeG414 says:
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    Sitting DeSclafani today @ Cubs ? I think so.

  39. TBone says:
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    Deal Harvey for Price in weekly H2H with K/9, QS, W-L, ERA, and WHIP?

    How about Desmond (would replace with Semien) for Posey (replacing McCann)?

    • Cram It says:
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      @TBone: Price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TBone: Agree with Cram

  40. Man vs fantasy says:
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    Yo G

    2HR game for Stanton, Good time to sell?

    Looking for pitching, drafted guys like Rodon, Walker, Mccullers, Cole. So pitching is not my strong point.

    Who should I be targeting?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Man vs fantasy: I guess, if selling a 40 HR/100 RBI is a good idea. I’d want a top 15 pitcher.

      • Man vs fantasy says:
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        @Cram It:

        OK he been solid but not great. If I get a top 5 sp for him is it worth moving?

  41. Scott says:
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    Would you start Stroman vs. KC today? Opp pitcher is Kennedy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I wouldn’t own him at this point

  42. knucks says:
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    Grichuk platooning with Wong? Is that the plan? Pham has a shoulder thing and was scratched on Monday, then went 0/3 last night. I wouldn’t expect him to be around much longer. If Grichuk picks up where he left off in the minors, he could have a nice little run ahead. Here’s what guru Magoo said last night when I asked about Grichuk/Judge:

    “I’ve liked Grichuk since the 2nd half of last season. 30 homer power (though probably more of a mid-20s player currently). I’d definitely take him over Judge in a redraft.”

    • Grey

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      @knucks: If Judge is called up in the next few weeks, he’ll be an everyday player b/c someone will have been traded

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: So Judge > Grichuk atm in a 12 team roto as a bench bat?? Or vice versa? I know we don’t do bench guys, I typically have one at most. But I’d like to stash one through the break. I brought this up yesterday, so sorry to chirp again about it. The moment Judge is called up, that’s who I’d want.

        • Grey

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          The moment Judge is called up that’s who you want, so can you leave Grichuk on waivers until he shows something? Whereas Judge gets called up, he’s going to be snatched up immediately

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Yea we do overnight waivers for all players in the pool (FAAB). So I’d like to get out ahead of that if I can. I’ll prob leave Grichuk for the time being and wait until the weekend to decide between the two. Thanks Grey.

            • Grey

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              No problem

  43. Ryan says:
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    My pitching staff is: archer, Harvey, carrasco, Lester, tanaka, Duffy, Bauer, hill, Giolito.

    Guerra is on the wire.

    Do I drop anyone?

    Categories: ip, QS, k, whip, k/bb.

    Harvey and archer are benched half the time in my weekly league.

    Also have abreu, Sano, Bradley on bench.
    Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Trade some of your extra bats

  44. Scott says:
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    Tim Anderson or Brad Miller ROS?

  45. Wizard of (Oz)una says:
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    12-team redraft:
    C: Vogt
    1B: Pujols
    2B: Schoop
    SS: Lindor
    3B: Arenado
    OF1: Stanton
    OF2: Marte
    OF3: Belt
    UTIL1: K. Morales
    UTIL2: Frazier
    DL1: Cain
    Bench1: AJ Reed
    Bench2: Devon Travis
    Bench3: Baez

    Pick 3 ROS: Reed, Baez, Travis, Valencia, Cron, Chisenhall?

    Thanks!

  46. Pat says:
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    Yo yo, Need to pick fill some roster sports. Pick 2 or shall I just stream…Pax, Ryu, Green (Yank), Davies, Smly, Mengden, McCarthy. Also is Gio Gonzalez worth rostering?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pat: Pax and stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pat: Agree with Cram

  47. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    GLASNOW COMING UP SATURDAY

  48. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H redraft mixed league

    I replaced Kipnis, Valencia, Edwin Diaz

    with Espinosa, Baez, Kyle Seager, and Brandon McCarthy.

    Did I do alright?

  49. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS, QS

    Drop any of Paxton, Samardzija, or Nola for Glasnow?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @TOGMAN: Nola

  50. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Yo Yo Grey!!

    Great write up. So psyched to see Glasnow who’s been wasting a spot on my bench finally get the call for this weekend.

    Regarding Simmons, there are no stars other than our sun within 1.2 lightyears. Does Andrelton live on an asteroid? Comet? Space ship? I goststa know!

    Also where’s that deadbeat JB with this week’s Top 100 SP column?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HolyGhostClaw: Question for Andrelton, just report the facts… JB took the 4th off

  51. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Drop Mazara to pick up either AJ Reed or Max Kepler?

    Thanks for the penmanship!

  52. Bubba says:
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    First time asking advice in awhile…enjoy the site…anyway…

    12 team, keeper, standard 5×5

    C R. Martin
    1B Goldy
    2B Kinsler
    SS Segura
    3B Longo
    CI A.Gon
    MI D. Murphy
    OF Yelich
    OF M. Upton
    OF C. Beltran
    OF N. Cruz
    U V. Martinez

    Bench: OF Heyward

    SP Carrasco
    SP Kluber
    SP Salazar
    SP Tillman
    SP V. Velasquez
    SP Urias
    SP T. Anderson
    SP D. Mengden
    SP DeSclafani
    SP Conley
    SP Eickoff
    SP Ryu
    RP Familia
    RP S. Dyson

    1) Should I dump Heyward outright? Honestly, I never liked the guy but for whatever reason I bought him ’cause he went to the Cubs…and he’s turned out to be….well..still the same Heyward unfortunately…

    2) I’m in on the ground floor on Urias but am I in on him too early? Should I let him go this year or keep him for next year?

    3) Should I pick up Cron and sit A.Gon even though he looks like he’s come out of his coma a bit?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bubba: 1. Sure 2. You keep how many? 3) Sure

      • Bubba says:
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        @Grey: We keep as many as we like…we have a bench size of 6…just wondering if he’s worth a place on my bench for the rest of the season.

        • Grey

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          Meh

  53. Tom says:
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    Help!!

    I am competing in a 6 starter roto league and I need to create some roster space (guys returning from DL) so I have to drop 2 starting pitchers.  Which 2 should I drop?  Also, is there any chance I can trade any of these guys for something of good?

    Hammel    worried about his second half collapse last year and his recent stuggles

    Hellickson    inconsistent, pitches in NL east.  Has matchups against Miami, Atlanta, and NYM coming out of the break.

    Mengden    he pitches in the al.  Is he for real?  I think his second half opponents could be a challenge (first 3-4 starts)    

    Tomlin        he is 9-1 and plays on a good team.  He won’t give me K’s but has helped me out with wins, whip, and era.  He has also performed decently against good competition in the AL.  He has been one of my best waiver wire pickups

    I am leaning towards droping Mengden and Hammel.  But I wonder if I can package both to get 1 player.  Seems  a waste in waiving them.

    • Grey

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      @Tom: Drop Mengden, you can’t sell any of these guys

  54. Natty Boh says:
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    I’m in bottom 3rd of deep AL only league. Dead last by a lot in RBI, but I can gain ground in SB and most Pitching categories. Trade Mike Trout & RA Dickey for Brett Gardner & Chris Sale?

  55. knucks says:
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    Just to throw this out there for any of you trying to SAGNOF the next couple weeks, I’m gonna spew a handful of upside RP names that I’ve got my eye on. Feel free to dismiss this comment if this doesn’t apply to you.

    Watson/Feliz
    Clippard
    E Diaz (should be owned regardless)
    Dario Alvarez/Maurico Cabrera (ATL)
    Edubray Cabrera (PHL)
    Tyler Thornburg
    Cam Bedrosian
    Raisel Iglesias

    Still holding out some slight hope with Iglesias. I don’t have any interest in Jim Johnson for the Braves. The K/9 that Dario has going in is pretty sexy.

    Loved to hear Diaz get a shoutout on the Pod. I traded J Ramirez for Diaz last week. Hoping he can be my Carter Capps of 2015. I also reached a bit in the draft for Betances. Between the two, I should be able to stream my face off in the 2nd half (mostly against the Barves) seeking to pile up the QS (no W’s in this roto league) and have no worries about my K’s falling off.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Didn’t mention Hudson, but he could be around if he doesn’t get dealt as well. I believe he is a FA at the end of the year? It would be an embarrassment in PHL if they can’t sell Gomez. Neris could still be around, but is prob already owned in many competitive leagues.

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Dull

  56. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Glasnow promoted! Already grabbed him in Perts so…….. yeah

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @peacecoast: Hell, I like yours!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get a room!

        • peacecoast says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: allow me to explain

          I live on the east coast
          grey used to, now he is a shitty west coast guy

          and then there is the peacecoast, come visit anytime!

  57. My Thread Count Is High says:
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    Good morning Grey and my fellow razzballers! I have a question or three if you’d be so kind.

    1) II have a guy interested in Choo and maybe Estevez he’s offering Pollock(whos on the DL and may return and Lance McCullers or Junior Guerra. Choo seems to be constantly injured, would you flip him for those pieces or just hold and ride it out?

    2) Most of the guys at the top of my league have 3 solid closers, I have Kimbrel, Melancon and Estevez, but Im not sure how long Estevez keeps it and I dont own McGee. So if I dont make the above trade would you look to drop Estevez for Jon Gray to bolster my staff below?

    3)And if I made that move instead of the trade I can slip someone onto my DL…better stash for this team David Peralta, Lucas Duda, or Zack Wheeler?

    Roster is as follows:

    ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS daily moves and 4 keepers per season

    C Posey
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Choo
    UTIL OF Sano
    Bench 2B/SS/3B Baez
    DL Empty

    SP Salazar
    SP Shoemaker
    RP Kimbrel
    RP Melancon
    P Nola
    P Pineda
    P C.Rodon
    P Pomeranz
    Bench SP Paxton
    Bench RP Estevez
    Bench SP Gausman
    Bench SP DeSclafani
    DL SP A. Cobb

  58. Johnc says:
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    H2H match where I am ahead in k’s but behind in losses. So WHIP , wins and ERA will be key (I know, when aren’t they?).

    . Tomlin has been so kind to me that he is hard to bench….but at home v Tigers (Fulmer) today.
    I am rolling with Hellickson v Braves so already have the tums out.

    Would you start these?

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Oops

  59. Jedimasters says:
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    Start Glasnow @ Stl (Wainright) tomorrow? SON hasn’t updated yet so I’m unable to post the score.

  60. Wilsonian says:
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    That Jung (Redacted) Kang line was awesome!

    And can you please quit rubbing it in my face about Myers?!? I dropped him week 2 of the season because I’m a moron. He’s gone on to the 2nd place team and taunts me every time he does something awesome. Which is pretty much every day.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: those people have no sense of humor. Good lord, I’m about as left wing as it comes, but come on people…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Amazing some people are able to leave their house they are so sensitive

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: dude I am more shocked that these random people follow your twitter, isn’t that creepy?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I think that’s the idea of Twitter, I don’t know, I rarely go on it

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: haha

  61. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Hey Grey,

    Hill is off the DL. Ross is coming back soon. Glasnow just got called up. Given those three facts, who gets dropped to make room for them, if anyone? I’m guessing Fister is one that gets dropped, but for who? Anyone else get dropped for the returning guys?

    sp-matz, desclafani, strasburg, nola, samardija, velasquez, fister, pomeranz, hammel
    rp-cishek, robertson, vizcaino
    dl-ross, hill
    n/a-glasnow

  62. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Also, would you give Matz + one of Belt/Hosmer for Wil Myers?

    c-wellington
    1b-rizzo
    2b-schoop
    3b-arenado
    ss-correa
    of-marte, polanco, justin upton
    util-belt, hosmer

    sp-matz, desclafani, strasburg, nola, samardija, velasquez, fister, pomeranz, hammel
    rp-cishek, robertson, vizcaino
    dl-ross, hill
    n/a-glasnow

  63. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Good Morning Boo, Remember that team i took over in a 12 team Roto with 8 keepers this season…it was terrible so my plan was to basically use this season to get my 8 keepers ready for next year as i didn’t have a realistic shot to compete this year.
    My keepers going into this season were:
    B.Harper
    N.Cruz
    T.Frazier
    B.Belt
    J.Schoop
    T.Rosenthal
    G.Perkins
    K.Giles
    Now my keepers as of now going forward are:
    C.Davis
    R.Odor
    M.Franco
    C.Seager
    Y.Cespedes
    G.Polanco
    L.Cain
    N.Mazara/J.Bautista…Going to try and package Cain and Bautista for S.Marte …
    Still have Belt as well on this team.
    I may not have won in the standings this year but looks like i should be good going forward…Only offensive spot i will need to fill would be catcher in the draft… Pfft….so this lets me just draft pitching only next year which should work out well….You like the direction?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: That makes sense…Cain and Bautista are going the wrong way for a keeper, especially Bautista…

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah being that i have one extra bat ill try and package them along with Belt if necessary for an upgrade .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that works

  64. The G says:
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    Grey,

    Great stuff, as usual! As you mentioned the second half top 100, i took a long look at my team in a yahoo 12tm h2h with 75 moves for the year(used 30 moves) and looked at my waiver wire.

    Doodes on the wire that are interesting: Semien, JBJ, Addison Russell, Cron, McCullers, Pineda, Colon, Hellickson, Davies…

    My team:
    Contreras, Rizzo, Odor, Starlin, Beltre, Polanco, Marte, JUp, Piscotty, Duvall, AJ Reed, Bregman, Joc…

    Thor, Carrasco, Matz, Rodon, Giolito, Joe Ross, Paxton, Glasnow, Taillon…

    I tried to trade Duvall and another arm for a more reliable arm but the other guys want alot in return. Shitty trades have gone thru as well like Story/Kazmir for Sale. Thoughts? Appreciate the hard work!

    The G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The G: Addison, JBJ, McCullers…Over Castro, Reed and Ross

      • The G says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks G! I added McC and Addison…and i put in a claim for JBJ. I know my staff is super young and risky, but do u think i shld try to upgrade for a safer pitcher or just roll with what i have?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Upgrade if you can

  65. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey
    Rank ROS in a 5×5: Wainwright, Glasnow, Kazmir. Do you think Glasnow will be shut down before September? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow, Kaz… Not before Sept…

  66. Oranje says:
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    Which side wins in this trade:
    J. Urias $0 (4-year contract) 1st round and 2nd round pick FOR K. Bryant $0 and a wild card.

    Bryant would be $5 next year and kept for may years to come but would give up Urias. Keeper/contract league with $300 salary cap. 5×5 stats. Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Oranje: Bryant side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  67. Scott says:
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    Which of these probable closers are droppable?
    Oh
    Maurer
    Garton
    Soria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garton

  68. RePete says:
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    Which side in a 14-Team H2H League:

    Teheran for Velasquez/T.Turner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velasquez

  69. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    The one day I call off sick from work (cough, cough) and don’t have my head buried in a computer, I miss friggin Glasnow everywhere. Hurdle should’ve given me a heads up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, Noisewater, that sounds like a karma thing

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: If it is karma, I’m about to find $100 then get punched in the face and have my fresh sneaks stolen.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are you in a 1987 high school?

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: My British Knights take offense to that question.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… BK is the illest

  70. Scott says:
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    What to do with Joe Ross? I have no room on my DL.

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: I’d say it depends why you don’t have room/other options

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  71. Peteo says:
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    Morning, Grey!

    Pick two, ROS, ESPN 5×5 h2h:

    D. Duffy
    Glasnow
    J. Gray
    Fiers

    Thanks, as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Glasnow

  72. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Rizzo is having a great year, but you see that he’s barely hitting .200 against lefties this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And a homer every 15 at-bats vs. lefties

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: He’s such a Donkey! HR to the IZZO!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  73. Wacha Tobbacha says:
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    I was offered Steven Matz for Melancon and Wil Myers. I am out this year. Looking to next year, this boils down to either keeping Matz in the 18th round at the cost of Melancon, or keeping Wil Myers in the 20th . Is Matz a big enough get to justify the deal?

    Some relevant details: keep 7, 12 team Yahoo OPS league-24 man roster- W, K, SV, ERA, WHIP for Ps- 2 Util spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  74. Jon says:
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    Add one? Position doesn’t matter. Cuthbert, Kepler, Cron, Bourjos, Didi, Pagan, Chisenhall, Brad Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  75. phennore says:
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    Trade away Chapman for either Cron or Eugenio Suarez.? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  76. Pat says:
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    Which side…

    Sale, Santana, Reyes, Jansen, Travis, Tillman

    Posey, Just Dongs, Reddick. Val, Price, Roark, Cast

    Is it fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey, not really

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: are both these teams near the bottom of the standings? Never saw the point of trades that involved so many players…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes no sense

          • Pat says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. He offered this to me, Im getting the Posey side. Hes in 1st and im 7th sinking like a rock in a 12 teamer. I desperately could use the offense.

  77. ChrisL says:
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    Grey…pitchers…12 team keeper standard scoring drop or hold:
    Archie Bradley
    D Mengden
    Ken Giles
    Xavier Cedeno
    A Conley

    Thank you!

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @ChrisL: drop for who?

  78. ryanoger says:
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    redraft

    Lose Hammel for Paxton, Glasnow, Nola, Happ, Tillman, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  79. Whirlaway says:
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    Young can’t pitch the HR derby. He runs a local Italian joint in KC – some of THE finest meatballs you’ll ever find.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  80. Jon says:
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    So what’s up with Bud Norris? What size league should he be owned in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NL-Only

  81. Skeezix says:
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    Awesome stuff again Grey! I’m in a keeper league where we all keep two pitchers. Right now I’ve got Kluber, Scherzer, Salazar. My hitting has some big holes so I’m debating dealing one of those guys to see what I can get while still getting a solid SP in return. Do you think getting Teheran back in a package deal that allows me to also upgrade my hitting is too big a drop in pitching given this format?

    Part two – which of these pitchers do you think are my two keepers heading into next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer, Salazar are your keepers… Depends what hitter you’re getting

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: It would be something like Lamb and Teheran for Kluber, though it’s Salazar he’s after (he has already offered that deal for Salazar). I was thinking of a way to try and work in Giolito as well, but not sure how that would work.

  82. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I’m wondering if Glasnow makes sense for my team:

    I have Soria to speculate on saves, he might be the drop here… from what I heard though, is that Glasnow is debuting this weekend v. Cubs
    http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2016/07/06/Pirates-Tyler-Glasnow-to-make-debut-this-weekend-against-Cubs/stories/201607060167

    Other SPs on my staff who are “droppable” – Duffy, Bauer, Hendricks, Giolito, Roark and the above mentioned Soria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop Soria if you don’t need saves

  83. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome work Grey!

    14 teams H2H weekly points league…

    I’ve been offered Carrasco, Salazar and McCullers for my Stanton, Tanaka and Jason Hammel

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: my other OF are Springer, Marte, Polanco and I could use Kendrys in my Util spot… My SPs are Maeda Shoemaker, Duffy, Rodon, T. Walker, J. Guerra

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: decent good or decent bad?

        • Cram It says:
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          @RicoSuave: Decent bad? That’s not thing essay

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine if you need pitching

          • RicoSuave says:
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            @Grey: he offered Jose Fernandez for either Carrasco or Salazar… would that be better?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No

              • RicoSuave says:
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                @Grey: thanks! I guess Jo-Fer probably getting shut down… or skipping random starts, right?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup

                  • RicoSuave says:
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                    @Grey: Thanks so much… I’m a BIG fan and loyal customer!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks!

                    • RicoSuave says:
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                      @RicoSuave: Hey Grey, this guy is not sure of my Stanton… he wants Marte instead, what do you think?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I prefer Marte to Stanton, different things though and about the same value wise

                    • RicoSuave says:
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                      @RicoSuave: yeah, Marte is a bit more consistent.

  84. Alec Spade says:
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    Pick up one of CJ Cron, Carlos Santana, Kendrys Morales for Chris Carter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  85. web says:
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    Drop Bud Norris or Giolito for Glasnow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Really? Glasnow over Giolito? I’d debate this apples/apples move… NL East pitchers FTW

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought that said Norris, Giolito or Glasnow… Norris should be dropped for either…

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I also don’t trust Bud Norris at all – I think his recent performance is a flash in the pan

  86. nick the dick says:
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    That would be pretty silly to hold your breath while donning a breathing apparatus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not if you’re nervous about the scuba gear failing you, I think you need to have back up plans, even ones as flimsy as just holding your breath

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Word to the Scouts. My fanny pack parachute makes me feel invincible.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You sponsored by Red Bull?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Close, different animal and color. Grey Goose, I like to get nice and saucy before I jump off my roof

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You BASE jump off your bathroom sink, you are so badass

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: I won’t even divulge my Navy Seal tactics that allow me to swim all the way out to the raft at the beach. And now that I have that little hold your breath trick you just taught me…Ironman race, here I come!

  87. Wilsonian says:
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    Which of these few closer-ish guys would you hang on to (pick 2):

    Maurer
    Herrera
    Soria
    Kintzler
    Rosenthal
    J.Smith

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kintzler, Maurer

    • William Hung says:
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      @Wilsonian: Rosenthal is out of the discussion until he can put together some clean sheets in consecutive order

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @William Hung: I agree, but I still bet he gets the job back and the Cardinals are obviously the best team in that discussion, aside from KC.

        • William Hung says:
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          @Wilsonian: Yeah but he’s not rosterable due to his terrible peripherals – and I’d bet nobody touches him on the wire until he’s named closer again

          • knucks says:
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            @William Hung: Plus the cards are rumored to be looking for high end bullpen help. What’s wrong with OH? They should keep him in the 9th until he doesn’t pitch well. I really don’t expect him to lose that job, unless they land one of the NYY arms.

  88. Tomthebod says:
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    @Grey: Dee Gordon and Brian Dozier are both available in my league. Would you drop Jake McGee, Michael Wacha, or someone else on my team to pick up either of them? It’s a standard 5×5, 10 team format. My team is:
    C – E. Gattis
    1B – E. Encarnacion
    2B – D. Pedroia
    3B – J. Lamb
    SS – X. Bogaerts
    OF – M. Betts
    OF – J. Upton
    OF – B. Harper
    UTIL – V. Martinez
    BN – M. Sano
    BN – J. Segura

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Teheran
    RP – S. Oh
    RP – J. Jeffress
    P – T. Walker
    P – M. Shoemaker
    P – M. Fullmer
    BN – A. Colome
    BN – M. Wacha
    BN – J. McGee
    DL – J. Ross
    DL – T. Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop McGee for Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Though these extra bats are useless, you should trade

      • Tomthebod says:
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        @Grey: Awesome, thanks man. #Grey2016

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Last chance saloon for Pineda today. I’m streaming him in a shallow mixed, but have been burnt before. Going against the White Sox and their bottom third offense vs. righties hasn’t panned out for me this year. A real trust fall with the SON, his skill set, and recent resurgence.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, man, you totally just jinxed him

  90. Joe says:
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    Hey grey,
    Dynasty league would you trade Justin upton for Lorenzo Cain?
    12 team 7×7.

    Same league would you trade cespedes and Colin mchugh for Corey Seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh on Cain…I’d take Seager for future years

      • Joe says:
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        @Grey: thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. knucks says:
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    My Pujols/Betances for Jansen

    No needs at all. This is more than a fair offer, correct? The guy is in last in power and first in saves and he is fairly offended at my offer.

    • Cram It says:
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      @knucks: I can’t stand people offended by trade offers. If you’re so butt hurt, counter offer with something you feel is equally offensive.

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: Then you will love the fact that his reply via email was… “if you aren’t willing to trade value for value than I think we are done here.” He says that Jansen is ranked higher than Rizzo. My reply… I think you know me well enough to realize I’m not trading my first round pick for Saves! He must be looking at Yahoo rankings? Which is dumb.

        My strategy on draft day… Grabbed Betances and Britton as my only RPs. Was laughed at that night.

        I’ve used Raisel/EDiaz/DPhelps in the SP position and only own Thor/Cueto, then a streamer spot (Desclafani right now, previously Fulmer who I traded) as SPs… rotating in K/9 RPs with the capability to get Saves at some point. Going to Stream my face off for QS come late August/Sept.

        I’m watching him and others in the league employ the same strategy to try to catch up! Whose laughing now ya jagbags!

        But yea, he is so very butt hurt. I offered to include Soria as well, not realizing I had won Soria on waivers over this owner last night. That prob didn’t help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  92. PED Inc says:
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    Glasnow over Shoemaker in a 10 team H2H points? I’ve only been streaming Shoe on two start weeks and juicy matchups anyways.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  93. Slimcompoop says:
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    Ah yes, the “S.S. Purgatory” with Carlos Rodon and Taijuan Walker as first class passengers. I pushed Rodon off the boat three weeks ago and he became somebody else’s problem in our league. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Walker hit the DL with the All-Star break coming up, but I’m contemplating making him walk the plank as well.

    Anythehoo, my squad this year is struggling so I’m beginning to look at my keeper equation for 2017. What are your thoughts on Xander Bogaerts for 2017, AND, in a six-team keeper league, is Nomar Mazara in the equation for being kept going forward?

    Peace in the middle east.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Slimcompoop: That would be a six-keeper, ten-team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sadly, he can’t walk the plank due to his foot… Bogaerts is a top 20 bat…Unlikely with Mazara

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: I figured he was a top-20 bat. So here’s where I’m at with my keeper-league team in a 6×6 OBP/SLG league…we get to keep six players (i.e., two have to be pitchers and two need to be hitters, but you can choose the positions of the other last two). On the hitting side, I have Torenado and Springer as locks, but have McCutchen, Hosmer, Castellanos, Mazara, and dare I say…Baez, to choose from for my other two hitting keepers, as I don’t like keeping more than two pitchers. So here’s my first question, as is, who would be your four keepers out of the aforementioned.

        Second, I could potentially get Bogaerts for a package that includes Segura, Hosmer or Castellanos and a couple of serviceable starting pitchers (e.g., Matz, Maeda, Hammel, Walker, Kazmir, etc.). Would you move forward in perusing that type of deal? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take Xander there… Hosmer and Cutch

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: You’re the shizz…thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  94. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Drop any of these for Glasnow:
    Hammel
    Pineda
    Jamie Garcia
    Shoemaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia

  95. Yelyabd says:
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    My OF: Springer JUpton Duvall Choo Mazara Eaton Valencia AJ Reed JDMartinez…would you drop any to try for Glasnow, if can’t get him any drops for Ryu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Maz for Glasnow

  96. J-FOH says:
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    Since you are neighbors, did you get a deal on the Hooli box?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, but they scrubbed my Hooli search results from my college arrest

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I could use that for my juvenile felony arrest.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stalking cheerleaders is likely expunged by now

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: yeah that’s what it was, you caught me

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  97. Fister Furbush says:
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    Better fantasy rotation?

    Carrassco
    Salazar
    DeGrom
    Wainwright
    McCullers
    Harvey
    Giolito
    Glasnow
    Darvish

    Or

    Bumgarner
    Syndergaard
    Sale
    Lester
    Bauer
    Matz
    Cole
    Walker

    It’s between my team and my rivals team. I need to reassure myself that mine is better than his.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum one

  98. John says:
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    Would you rather have Odorizzi or Gausmann at the moment

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, Gausman

  99. Jon A says:
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    I’m first in a 10 team keeper league. I need one more pitcher to secure my chances at a championship.

    I am giving Snell, Walker, Gerrit Richards and Buxton for Carlos Carrasco

    Should I do it?

    • knucks says:
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      @Jon A: How many can you keep for next year? Do what you can to win, but that is an awful lot to give up on the surface.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  100. Jimbo says:
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    Pick one ROS:

    Heyward, L Martin, Pillar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  101. Brian says:
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    20 team dynasty. 6×6 with ops and k/bb. Need to drop 1 to make room for hill. Lineup is posey, ortiz, cano, villar, donaldson, cutch, maybin, valencia, Carlos gomez. Bench is moya, dickerson, duffy and fowler on dl.

    Sps are shark, eickhoff, conley, estrada, jaime garcia, hamels, Chad green, carson fulmer (just a stash and hopefully trade). Rps are dyson, aj ramos, estevez, feliz, cody, eovaldi (schmuck). Richards and Lynn on dl .

    So who would you drop to make room? I’m conflicte. Moya probably most likely to crash and burn but also could have some trade value if keeps hitting. Dickerson has sucked buy is hitting for power. Eovaldi sucks but I traded for him right before he got the boot and I’m in need of sp, which he could be if he works his way back. I like green as a hedge against eovaldi. And feliz has been a beast helping me with Ks and ratios. Other option seems to be estevez cause even though closing now can’t see him continuing to hold off mcgee or ott. And I’m doing ok in saves.

    Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson and Eovaldi are droppable..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi first

  102. Jim says:
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    Espinosa vs Garza or Story for Cueto today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  103. William Hung says:
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    Wilmer Flores approaching hot schmotato status

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw sookie

  104. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m in a 12 team mixed h2h standard 5×5 league.. my pitchers are as follows:
    SP: Salazar
    SP: Harvey
    SP: Glasnow
    SP: Colon
    SP: Guerra
    SP: Hendricks
    SP: Shoemaker
    SP: Duffy
    SP: Liriano
    SP: Bud Norris
    RP: Britton, Krod, Maurer, Estevez
    DL: Joe Ross, Taillon, Darvish

    Who are the two weakest links? I’m thinking Liriano and Bud Norris at this point. Just wondering for when I have to activate someone from the DL.

    Thanks

    #1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano and Norris

  105. Huss says:
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    Need to make room for Glasnow. Drop Gausman or Desclafani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gaus

  106. Syllogism says:
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    HeyGrey –

    Man – so many players smokin hot. Is it me or is goin yard not what it used to be. Seems that SB and HRs have changed costumes.

    Just got sucked into a new dynasty late-season-draft league. 20 Teams, 30 draft positions … so I need pretty deep rankings. 6×6, head-to-head. Weekly scoring … 1 point.

    Unfortunately, I need to make a slew of adjustments/research.

    1) BA is being replaced by OBP.
    2) Using XBH. (Would have *much* preferred the more stat-analysis/ranking-accessible TB category).
    3) Using K/BB (Would have *much* preferred the more stat-analysis/ranking-accessible K/9).

    Would appreciate direction to a source (or sources) which might have XBH and K/BB as part of their analysis/rankings … OR … any suggestions on how to adjust the Razzball/Grey rankings (or a rough-in sort of approach that might be helpful).

    Sadly, this d*mned draft is midnight tonight and putting a draft-list together for autodraft has been a migraine. Meh.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d use our rest of the season player rater rankings

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you swap in TB as a rough adjustment-parallel for XBS?

        Thanks muchly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah that makes sense

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It has been killed until next year

              • Syllogism says:
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                @Grey: Okeeeedokely. As always – thanks for the reply.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  107. peacecoast says:
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    justin upton is really just not good, I think his good “streak” is over and we back in the doldrums for awhile.

    I also have duvall, who I feel is gonna hit 10 HR in second half but bat .219

    my league is not a very active trading league either, I have been trying to shop duval around for ever now

    ok I will stop whining

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  108. birrrdy! says:
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    handy safety tip… never hold your breath while diving in scuba gear

  109. Connor says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I just got offered Nola for Matz in a H2H points league that rewards QS over Ws. The elbow thing makes me nervous especially going forward. Would you take Nola? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  110. Great White North says:
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    Souza felt “exposed and embarrassed” to be benched for lack of hustle. I say angry men are the best batty calls. Ima roll with him until the break, hope for a pissed off HR or two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  111. knucks says:
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    Make it four straight for Maikel! Still not regretting my Frazier for Franco/SDyson move two months ago. Got the saves and Maikel and Todd have comparable numbers last 30 games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: Yesterday was the Day One after my trading away Stanton processed. Of course he hit two dongs.

      And today? You have to be kidding me!

      I had a similar effect on Pujols. (I did try it with Castro for you, Grey, but I haven’t looked back on that one to know the result. Something tells me I have to be very reluctant to make the drop for it to work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  112. RicoSuave says:
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    Tu Novio has hit 2 more bombs off deGrom… he’s alive!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finally!

  113. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Time to drop Lamb for Franco?

    • William Hung says:
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      @William Hung: nah scratch that – I think Lamb outplays Franco this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: so you are saying Franco > Lamb?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Franco is better

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: That’s what drop Lamb for Franco means. *I’m a d*ck*

  114. Ozunaplayingoverhead says:
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    Keeper league, time to sell? Deadline is in a couple weeks.

    We keep 6 players per year at their dollar amount unless it is less than $10, in which case it is raised to $10 (draft a guy for $1 he’s $10 to keep forever, no increases)

    I’m in 3rd and guy I’m talking with is in 7th.

    Give $10 jonathen schoop, $10 taillion, $10 ozuna, $13 Mazara for $30 Chris Davi, $25 Nelson Cruz, $30 Grienke, $10 ver lander.

    Is this a ‘fair’ deal considering a keep forever league (can keep 6 guys)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Taillon side for future years

      • Ozunaplayingoverhead says:
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        @Grey: agreed so you think it’s a fair deal for the guy in 7th and me in 3rd. All I care about is more value for this year. My 6 keepers are likely to be goldy/rizzo/correa/Harper/trout/ and either Dee Gordon or harvey or someone else. Idk. My 6th spot is a work in progress.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is fair, yeah

  115. Scott says:
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    Seriously Jeurys? You K Stanton, then give up a hit to freakin’ Chris Johnson!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Scott: Yes. He challenges scrubs while making the studs hit his pitches. That’s smart pitching.

  116. Scott says:
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    Great ratios from Hellboy today, but sadly no W.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh I know

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        They just gave him the lead, but with that bullpen …..
        Sonofbench

        • JoeG414 says:
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          @JoeG414:
          Sorry , I meant DeSclafani,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  117. Slimbo says:
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    in shallow keeper (8 team 14 keeper) is someone like jameson taillion worth cutting?

    wanna pick up that cronzilla

    also hammel or pineda ros? L Era Whip k/9

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Taillon

  118. Random Dude says:
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    Pujols, Belt, Matz for Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujol, but fairish

  119. DBo says:
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    Dynasty league, Moustakas or Nola? Currently have Jake Lamb and Baez at 3B. Is Nola dead? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola, it’s fair

  120. ChinMusic says:
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    I was offered Stanton for Braun straight up. Am I a dummy for not pulling the trigger already?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  121. Bobbo says:
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    Best utility play for Friday?
    Addison Russell @ PIT (Liriano) $-11.8
    A.J. Reed vs. OAK (Mengden) $-0.1
    Cameron Maybin @ TOR (Happ) $15.8

    Russell has had a hot bar but hittertron doesn’t like him at all. I’m sort of conflicted between him and Maybin. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Russell

  122. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My closers are esteveZ, Britton, maurier, and Krod

    Do you stop Maurer or estevez for soria/Herrera? If so, waivers for both soria and Herrera as backups? What do you do?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah hold

  123. Nightmare says:
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    Good afternoon from rainy STL my dude.
    Prepping for the second half
    Current lineup looks like this
    Contreras
    Miggy
    Schoop
    Villar
    Beltre
    Braun
    Bryant
    Cain
    Morales

    Which 1-2 of these cats u selling before second half
    12 team weekly H2H CBS points
    Looking to win for a third straight year

    I gotta guy willing to trade
    U like Beltran, reddick, k Davis at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Nightmare says:
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        @Grey: who am I selling for Davis?
        Sugar Cain?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah try it

  124. Steve says:
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    So are you saying that Jung Ho went gung ho on a young ho??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allegedly

  125. JoeG414 says:
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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Hyun Soo Kim is resisting a demotion to the minors.
    Why would they want to send him down ? Hitting 338/.423/.478 with 10 doubles, three homers and 11 RBI over 136 part-time at-bats.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Now Rotoworld took down the post

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s an old story check the date

  126. alps says:
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    Grey
    1) Keppler, Crisp or Pagan
    2) McHugh, McCarthy, Eickhoff ( he pitches in Colrorado next) Shields ( last 2 outings not bad pitches against Atlanta) or, Mengden
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan… McCarthy

      • Alps says:
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        @Grey:
        Now that Harvey was just placed on DL
        Can you pick another pitcher from the list to add
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eickhoff not at Coors, obviously

  127. DonnieB says:
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    Great sleeper of the year in Castellanos!! I have him at $4 in a 12 team keeper league. I have a 12 point lead but would you still trade him for Stanton who could not be kept? Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would to win this year

  128. tbone says:
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    4×4 colome for hill or giolito which would you do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  129. Dusty Briches says:
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    Andrew Miller or Huston Street ROS? Saves count holds dont. 10 team 5×5 roto non keeper

    • Dusty Briches says:
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      @Dusty Briches: Also who you got tonight: Reed vs LebLanc (LHP) or Mazara @ Steven Wright? both batting 7th.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Street

  130. muskysmell says:
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    Gausman has a 4.3 K:BB and an 8.6 K/9 yet he’s such garbage.
    Such a damn tease.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, saw him today in person, bleh

  131. Scott says:
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    ToJo or Reynolds at Coors for the series?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  132. Funscombe says:
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    Who’s ignoring Grey’s advice, and throwing Ryu out there tomorrow? I AM. *rolls dice*

    Loved the Chisenhall comment, shared it on my league team and gave ya credit. Chief friggin Wahoo…

    Went ahead and dumped LeMaheiu for Espinosa after diddling on it for a few days. (Anyone who owns DJ prepare for him to go on a tear)

    Thanks for another great write up! Stay cool.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Funscombe: I’m not because i don’t own him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  133. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    H2H 10 Team Keep 5 forever, daily move league. 9 SP starts and 4 moves per week.

    We start 5 OFs. My OFs are Springer, Bryant (been playing Franco @ 3rd), Polanco, Ozuna, Piscotty, Mazara and Heyward. Heyward is mainly a bench bat or fill in. Was thinking of dropping Heyward or maybe Mazara for Hyun Soo Kim.
    Who would you drop? Or should I hould?

    Neither Heyward or Mazara figure to be a keeper.
    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward for Kim

  134. Robert says:
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    Yo Grey, Do think Harvey will recover or this going to end horribly?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Robert: i dropped him for Glasnow. I’m done with him. 100 innings is enough leash for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Horribly

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Robert:
      He is now on the DL.

  135. Pete says:
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    Sit Kennedy at Toronto vs. Stroman tonight, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  136. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Maikel Franco or Carlos Santana for ROS..?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maikel

  137. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    12 team H2H points, would you move Hamels and Panik for Price and Pagan?

  138. Ain't nothing but a gangster Marte says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto

    For Friday, Streamonater likes Kazmir v SD ($16). You agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  139. ferris says:
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    Will I regret straight dropping in a 12 team, limited DL, redraft both

    Joe Ross
    Taijuan Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re on waivers in my 12 team league

  140. Milarky says:
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    Hey Grey, can you rank in order you’d claim the following bottom-feeder closers considering their job security, save opportunities, and peripherals? We don’t get unlimited waiver claims, so I can’t just closer-hop every week. We start 3, and I’ve recently had some bad luck rolling with Osuna, Ziegler, McGee, Rodney, and Giles.

    Kintzler
    Cingrani
    Maurer

    If you think there are better guys I should consider picking up that aren’t even closers yet, I’m open to it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Osuna, Ziegler, Maurer, Kintzler

  141. Skeezix says:
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    Quick follow-up from earlier Grey – would you consider trading Kluber (or Salazar) for Teheran and Lamb? We keep 2 pitchers and I already have Scherzer as well. Is that too big a drop off at SP for this year to plug a hole at 3B (Prado)? I want to find a way to have Giolito included in the deal, but that may be pushing it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not a great trade

  142. Nightpandas says:
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    Any of these fair return for Harvey in a keeper?

    Going for the win this year:

    Trumbo or Fowler or Cain
    and
    One of Odorizzi, T Walker or Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo and Stroman

  143. Tank1 says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS: Hanley or M. Upton? This is a 6×6 OPS league. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  144. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Pineda is garbage. End of.

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: naw it’s my fault again, I started watching, it’s my curse

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @peacecoast: I appreciate you trying to shoulder the blame. Pineda has to be one of the most frustrating pitchers due to his periphs and maddening inconsistency.

        • peacecoast says:
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          @Fred Garvin MP: but look, I stopped watching and he is back to normal, I am also a Rodon owner…

          oh and hey I dropped Stroman and thus stopped watching him, and now he is alright again, but doh someone else picked him up already

          I hate this stupid game

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, peacecoast, you can’t take this blame

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  145. muskysmell says:
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    So when is your midseason rankings coming out Grey?
    I’m eager to read it baby!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Next Tuesday

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Grey:

        awesome

  146. J_Ceol says:
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    Hey Grey, I’ve got a guy kind of giving up on the season and going all in for a keeper off of me. He is targetting JD Martinez. It is an AL only ROTO league and this is his offer:

    JD Martinez
    for
    Justin Upton, Justin Kipnis, Adam Eaton, Marcus Stroman

    My team is:

    C – J McCann
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Odor
    3B – Frazier
    SS – Nunez
    MI – K Marte
    OF – Betts
    OF – Sano
    OF – E Carrera
    OF – O Arcia
    OF – Avisail Garcia
    DH – CJ Cron
    UTL – L Valbuena
    UTL – L Morrison

    BNCH – Buxton
    DL – JD Martinez
    Minors – DeShizz, Aoki

    P – Quintana
    P – Kluber
    P – Porcello
    P – Shoemaker
    P – Tropeano
    P – Rodon
    CL – Kimbrel
    CL – Robertson
    P – Cedeno

    DL – Daniel Norris

    I gotta pull that trigger right? I can only keep JD for one more year after this and he is questionable to pick everything right back up, right?

    Love ya much man! Thank you for everything!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, take it….No problem

  147. Knucks says:
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    Nice call on Valbuana! But off Diaz :(

  148. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    Hey Grey.

    c-wellington
    1b-rizzo
    2b-schoop
    3b-arenado
    ss-correa
    of-marte, polanco, justin upton
    util-belt, hosmer

    Would you drop anyone to pick up any of:

    Danny Espinosa (particularly Espinosa)
    Napoli
    Piscotty
    Michael Saunders
    Marcus Semien
    Valencia

  149. Long Bawls says:
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    Let’s hope this Glasnowst works out better than it did for the Russians.

  150. ty says:
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    Grey, Nola is smelling of hot garbage. Drop for Glassy? I really don’t need the K’s but his upside is intriguing.

  151. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Puig or Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

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