Luis Severino will be called up to face the Red Sox on Wednesday and presumably will stay in the rotation for the busted, no-candy-giving Pineda.  I say presumably, because can we really be sure about anything other than smart stuff coming from my brain, but not being able to come up with a synonym for stuff?  It’s rhetorical, don’t rack your brain custard.  Severino’s minor league numbers are eye-popping like John Lithgow in The Twilight Zone:  The Movie (not a dated reference at all!).  In Double-A, a 11.4 K/9 and a 1.91 ERA in Triple-A.  Yup, I’m like a migrant worker cherrypicking stats, but I’d gamble on Severino in all leagues for upside.  He looks like he might be the 2nd coming of wonderful with a splash of yummystiltskin.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-4 and his 29th homer.  Why couldn’t I had fallen into a coma the day I thought it was a good idea to drop him in April?  Is a brief coma too much to ask?!

Jacoby Ellsbury – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  If there’s any justice to the Yankees doing well again this year when they should really be as bad as the Red Sox, the Yankees will make it to the playoffs and Ellsbury will have a huge series so Janie and Johnny Schmohawk all draft him high again next year.

Stephen Drew – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, hitting .199.  Siri, how well has Drew hit the last few games?  Hot schmotato here?  “I’m sorry, Grey, I do not understand gibberish, especially not with that Jersey accent.”

Jeff Samardzija – 4 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  You know how people put a a string of characters together for comic cursing?  A’la, What the #[email protected]&%*! is wrong with you?  In that vein, Samardzija should be the fantasy baseball version of random characters together for cursing.  A’la, What the Samardzija is wrong with you?

Alexei Ramirez – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, 2nd day in a row he’s homered.  Hot schmotato alert!

Corey Dickerson – Fractured his ribs and hit the DL.  You know the “merely a flesh wound” guy?  Dickerson’s been the exact opposite this year.  He walks five feet and is incapacitated.

Rafael Betancourt – Sadly (for me), it looks like Tommy Kahnle has the inside job on replacing Axford and Betancourt is remaining a setup man.  Kahnle features a 96 MPH speed ball and it doesn’t matter if that’s who Weiss is turning to.  Maybe we can position Betancourt behind Weiss and sing the chorus “turn around bright eyes” from the Bonnie Tyler classic, Total Eclipse of the Heart, but I wouldn’t hold my breath unless I was wearing scuba gear.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Owning Moss (didn’t start), Heyward (2-for-3, 16th steal) and Grichuk on one team is a nightmare in CBS leagues that lock lineups at the start of day rather than the start of an individual game.  Why does CBS do this?  You can’t tell me they don’t have the capability; every single other fantasy site does it, so they can figure it out, right?  C’mon, Les Moonves, do something besides another effin’ CSI!

Jaime Garcia – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Guess his ERA.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *taps finger, scratches chin, does a salsa dance with my dog, Ted*  His ERA is 1.98!

Chris Tillman – Doubtful for today’s start due to a sprained ankle.  Sounds like Tillman took a spill, man.  High five me!  C’mon!

Ubaldo Jimenez – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  3, 2, 1…Disgraceful List stint!  Well, maybe not that fast, but it’ll happen any day now, Annie Potts.

Chris Davis – 1-for-2 and his 26th homer.  Now with 40 homers since the break.  Okay, seven, but math is for nerds.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 29th homer.  As most of us know, J.D. stands for Just Dong, and Martinez is Spanish for a shopping mart.  So this is probably why I had a dream last night where I was in Guatemala City and went into a Just Dong Mart shopping for my fantasy team, only I was confronted by something entirely else.

Daniel Norris – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in his first start for the Tigers.  I asked J.B. to breakdown Norris in this week’s pitching profile, but we’ll see if he does.  I’ll say either way I’m not impressed by Norris.  He had way too many walks in the minors and I could see him putting up some disastrous starts.

Anthony Gose – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals (15, 16) as he leadoff and in this game while The King of SAGNOF Rajai Davis (1-for-4, 1 run) hit ninth.  With Yoenis gone, both guys have been starting and taking turns leading off.  I grabbed Rajai in one league, dropping the Chicken Vacuum, Dyson, but Gose looks to be the lead choice to hit first.  Between OK! Magazine and this, there’s no respect for royalty anymore.  If you need SAGNOF, I’d grab either, Gose first.

Jose Iglesias – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .318 and now looks to have permanently taken over Yoenis’s spot in the two-hole.  Church!

Tommy Milone – Hit the DL with a mild left flexor strain.  His right flexor said, “This is so like you!”

Mike Pelfrey – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks.  I came thisclose to streaming him yesterday, but I’m not completely daft so didn’t.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-2 and his 23rd homer.  No surprise here, but the top 2nd baseman for fantasy on our Player Rater is a tight battle between Dozier and Altuve.  By the by, for noobs, if you type 2b into the space below Pos, it sorts by position.  (Crazy how high LeMahieu is.)

Hisashi Iwakuma – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!  Iwakuma’s perifs look a tad off from where they have been in previous years, and it’s just that ‘tad off’ that makes him close to a streamer for shallower leagues, but I’d likely try to hold him to see if yesterday was the start to get him going, i.e., the start that starts him.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-5 and his 29th homer.  Sorry to do this to his owners, but I’m putting the kavorka on him and he will be hurt right after his 32nd homer.

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’m kinda gaga-caca-cuckoo for this guy, and if he’s not getting his rope yanked by Showalter and the O’s, he’s worth owning in just about all leagues.

Ben Zobrist – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, after homering twice on Saturday.  JB and I talk about Zobrist on the podcast that’s coming later today, as well as all trades that went down in the previous week.  Today’s show is crackerjack!  Not as in, it’s two crackers who don’t know jack.

Yordano Ventura – 7 IP, 5 ER.  I’d prefer to get in the batter’s box right after one of Yordano’s teammates has been hit by a pitch, then own Yordano right now.

Roberto Osuna – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER and the save.  Maybe that’s what Gibbons meant when he said Osuna and Aaron Sanchez would share the 8th and 9th.  That Osuna would be brought into an 8th inning that Sanchez is pitching in and take the ball into the ninth.  As I said the other day, I’m not too worried about Osuna losing the closer job.  And I’m a worrywart…Oh, no, the ceiling is falling!  Oh, never mind, I just went on my tippy toes.

Chris Colabello – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Cola’s showing some pop still, but he’s become a platoon player and has lost most of his fizz.

R.A. Dickey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.06.  This start came against the Royals, but his next start is vs. the Yankees in New York, so the vs. Royals’ Dickey was clean, but him Coming to America is a concern.

Martin Perez – 8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Mike Leake 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks.  That’s the exact inverse of how I’d own them in mixed leagues, Leake before Perez.  Also, for what it’s Werth, I tried to edit Leake’s Wikipedia page to read, “Leake is not related to the baseball pioneer, Curt Flood,” but it gave me a notification, “Because of people like you and Carson Cistulli, we can’t really be open source.” Take a chill pill, Wikipedia!

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  So, what you’re saying is, he’s healthy.  Noted.

Mat Latos – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, but his win was ruined when Jim Johnson (1 IP, 1 ER) gave up a homer to Kole Calhoun (2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer).  Speaking of the Angels (sorta!), a frequent commenter, Teddy Heater, won a DraftKings contest last week and he’s going to be throwing out the first pitch at this upcoming Angels game on Saturday.  Seriously.  I didn’t believe it either, but it’s fo’reallies.  J-FoH and I are going down there to witness someone on the Angels mound, wearing a Razzball t-shirt, throwing out the first pitch.  If anyone else lives nearby and wants to join, please do.  We’re sitting on the 3rd base side in section 105.  I’ll be the one with a mustache and holding out my hand for a free beer from you.

C.J. Wilson – Done for the year after being diagnosed with an elbow impingement.  His namesake Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent suffered a similar injury while ‘making it rain.’

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He’s been quietly having a solid season.  He’s like Marcel Marceau with a bat!

Andre Ethier – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers.  The words you’re looking for are, “I would’ve been better off drafting Ethier than Puig, eff me.”

Jesse Hahn – Could stay shut down for another month if not longer.  That sounds weird, ‘stay shut down.’  Shutted down?  Shut downed?  Shat down?

Aaron Brooks – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in his first start with the A’s.  Fun fact!  Aaron Brooks is the name WASPs use as their John Doe.  WASPs, they have their own world!  Less fun fact!  Brooks isn’t very good.

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.12.  That’s my boy and 2.12 was my college GPA!  Simpatico!

Jason Kipnis – Could hit the DL with a sore shoulder.  I won’t bother saying I told you to sell him six weeks ago, I’ll only say I won’t bother to tell you I said to sell him while telling you I said to sell him.  Semantics, perhaps, but you’re the one quibbling.  Y’all a bunch of quibblers!

Joakim Soria – Got the clean save after Mark Melancon threw only a partial inning.  I saw the box score and was immediately filled with anxiety like DLzebub himself sat on my shoulder, whispering ugly thoughts.  Luckily, Melancon was simply ejected from the game because MLB rules dictate a game be played like this is the 1870s and everyone must wear a tie.

A.J. Burnett – Will undergo an MRI on his elbow after being placed on the Disgraceful List.  Um, Burnett, if you weren’t just threatening to retire for the last five years to hear yourself talk and actually wanted to retire, now seems to be that time.

Neil Walker – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, and third homer in the last ten games.  In further good news, if you own Walker and Scooter, you can re-brand your fantasy team, “Old People Gotta Move Too.”

Giancarlo Stanton – Said his recovery has been slower than expected.  Don’t blame me, I told you to sell him in redraft leagues and have been secretly applying lotion to all his appendages while he sleeps.

A.J. Ramos – 1 IP, 2 ER, but was the escape goat yesterday as the Marlins rallied on the back of Heckaverycrappia’s homer.  Ramos has blown five saves on the year, given up six earned in his last two appearances and the Marlins should be vamos’ing to another closer, except the Marlins don’t strike me as a club that cares.  Cishek failed for about six weeks before being removed.  It’s worth owning Carter Capps and Mike Dunn, in the order, for potential vulture saves.

Jose Fernandez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  He is 99.9% butter with only trace amounts of margarine in his toenails that he trims regularly.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer after homering twice on Saturday.  “A rising fireball of fire straight zooming out of Metco, and the fireball is Duda.  Fist extended like Mighty Mouse.  And I want real orangey fire.  Something that will pop.”  That’s a Mets fan describing the patch he wants custom made to sew on his denim jacket.

Daniel Murphy – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Didja know every time Murphy is in the lineup his name is streaked, still wet from Wilmer’s tears?

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  I’m having a hard time imagining a playoff team with Grandy as the leadoff man.  I’m sure it’s possible, but my imagination is failing me.

Noah Syndergaard – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.66.  Love that he’s doing this; very happy for him.  When does he need to get shut down again?

Anthony Rendon – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer.  I’ve started him every day this year that he’s been in the lineup and benched him once — yesterday.  Sonavabench!

Chase Utley – Will begin his rehab assignment.  If that involves a DeLorean, it’s a positive.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.59.  We often joke here at Razzball about Teheran and the turbulent region of the world where his name calls home, but I’m reminded this weekend not of how junky Teheran has been as a pitcher this year, but of The Iron Sheik and how he improbably outlived Roddy Piper.  That was like a horn bet in my death pool.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4, 1 run and homered (4) on Saturday.  The Cubs also announced that Schwarber would stay with the club even after Montero returns.  This will hurt A) Coghlan and Montero’s playing time. B) Anyone who has a black heart and can’t appreciate Funzies with Schwarber.  C)  There is no C.

Kyle Hendricks – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Brewers on Saturday and Clayton Richard (6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks) on Sunday.  The Brewers punted their last two months of the season like they’re Reggie Roby kicking angel balls in heaven, so I’d stream against the Brewers, and Stream-o-Nator should be able to guide you in that direction.

Kris Bryant – Left Sunday’s game after banging his head and neck on a slide into second.  I once banged my head and neck sliding into third a’la Chasing Amy, but sliding into 2nd is a whole new pickle.

Hector Rondon – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 16th save, ERA at 1.88, but since he gave up a run, here comes Motte in their next game!  I’m half kidding and half saying this so when Motte does save a game this week, I can say, “See, I told you.”

Hank Conger – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and two homers (7, 8) on Saturday.  I maintain, as I’ve always maintained, if he would’ve just got the starting job in Houston in April, he could’ve had a monster year, which is not to say a Monster year, which is what all speedsters have now that greenies are banned and they need to drink 17 energy drinks prior to every game.  “Hamilton’s stealing home!…And running right to the bathroom.  What a Monster day!”

Carlos Correa – 1-for-3 and two homers on Saturday (11, 12).  Fly, Icarlos, fly!

Collin McHugh – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.27.  He’s owned just about everywhere, according to the ownership numbers at the Stream-o-Nator, but in shallower leagues, I wouldn’t be afraid of dropping McHugh for a guy with better matchups.

Steven Souza – Hit the DL with a fractured hand.  Damn, that’s his Souza playing hand.

Brandon Guyer – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  He should get everyday playing time with Souza out, unless they go with Mikie Mahtook…*bursts out laughing*  Sorry, I tried to say his name with a straight face.  Mikie Mahtook?!  Sounds like a Navajo pop idol.  “Now, ladies and gentlemen, Mikie Mahtook with his latest dance craze, ‘Get Your Slicker, We’re Rain Dancing.'”  In the minors, Mikie actually hasn’t been bad…*looking at stats, realizing something*  Sorry, I Mahtook him for someone else.

Richard Shaffer – Will be called up by the Rays to be their DH, after hitting 16 homers in 54 games in Triple-A this year.  He fills me with Zimmermania!  Can Shaffer come over and play the dreidel with me?  He’s a former first round pick that was hideous after his signing.  This year it looks like he might finally be coming around, but he still strikes out way too much.  Think Chris Carter-type Ks.  Worth a flyer in deeper leagues to see if he can surprise some pitchers without resorting to hiding a cat in a closet.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  The Stream-o-Nator says his next start will only get easier.  Looking like a bunch of incoming goose eggs Odorizzi with a side of jam’on it!

Henry Owens – Will be called up by the Red Sox on Tuesday.  Too bad he didn’t come up on Wednesday for a battle with Severino.  Henry Owens sounds like a child star, doesn’t he?  Bad segue alert!  My friend’s twins were cast as the babies in Fuller House (the Full House update for Netflix).  In related news, my friend’s eight month-year-olds are making more money than all of us.  Kill me now!  Any hoo!  Owens is touted as a top Red Sox arm in the minors, but I’m pretty sure he’s being touted more because everything that comes with the Red Sox comes with a heaping of hype.  From what I gather, Eduardo Rodriguez has better stuff, and we see how far that’s taken him.  I’d gamble on Owens — that stupid poop! — in very deep mixed leagues and AL-Only, but hold off for now in shallower leagues.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-4, after hitting two homers on Saturday.  Change his name to George Bazinga Shaw!  He’s been starting every day for the injured bleb and looks like a James Loney clone, a Cloney.

Rick Porcello – Hit the Disgraceful List.  Turns out he’s not supposed to be a near-6 ERA pitcher.  Who knew?!

Pablo Sandoval – Hasn’t started in four straight games due to a bruised forearm.  I am so very, very happy to report that I’ve finally dropped this bleb in my one league where I owned him.  It’s like this 375-pound wart has been burned off my hand and now I can wipe my ass without encumbrance.

 
  1. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Post pics of that first Razzball pitch!

  2. munchkin says:
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    Thoughts on Lius Severino vs. Daniel Norris vs. Jon Gray ROS?

    Ive already picked up Severino. Drop any of these guys for Norris or Gray?
    Carson Smith, Alex Wilson, Mark Buehrle, Hitchison

    Appreciated!

      • njs says:
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        @Grey: why not norris (over severino)? better home park, worse offensive division, still solid offense behind him, (mostly) same filthy numbers in minors… seems like a no brainer to me (the only real advantages severino has is a slightly better offense, a MUCH better bullpen, and slightly better infield defense). plus we know norris will stick in the rotation while there are questions over how long severino sticks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it if you prefer

        • I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          @njs: norris has like a 4.5 BB rate LATELY in minors.

  3. DutchDaulton10 says:
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    Yo! Points league..who ya got? Havey @ MIA (Phelps) or Hamel’s @ SEA (Mike Mont.)? Weekly pitching planner likes Hamel’s by a lot..still a little torn on this..thanks Grey!

      • DutchDaulton10 says:
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        @malamoney: leaning Hamels too..thanks

      • DutchDaulton10 says:
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        @Grey: thanks, appreciate it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. J-FOH says:
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    you had Tex for less than 24 hours…should we be calling this regreterbating? a remorsebate? regretbate?

    • DrEasy says:
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      @J-FOH: Rosterberate?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @DrEasy: rosterbate is what he did but now he has regret over his rosterbating

        • Manley Ramirez says:
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          @J-FOH: berate oneself over rosterbating

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @J-FOH: I managed to brown out during my 5hr. auction draft – thanks purple kush and IPA casserole! Woke up the next morning with Mark Triceratops (that’s how my iPhone corrects his name) as my starting UTIL. FML! Dropped him immediately for Micah Johnson. Sweet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: That one drop could be the difference between me beating you by 5 points and 15 points

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: hilarious, that’s what you are…f**king hilarious. You and your perfectly drafted team. It would’t of mattered if you held him, Ive been working the wire hard all year. Oh wait, I forgot, I was told that our league is too easy, so I guess it doesn’t matter.

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @J-FOH: Ah…you two remind me of myself and a long-time friend in my league. He can be an SOB. Precious.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If it’s easy, you’re making it look hard

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I was only TOLD that, if Im making it look hard then the rest of the league is making it look impossible

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I shouldn’t say that, Rudy was so nice on the phone, chatty but nice, I cant be mean to him. Now on the other hand we have Sky, and well you know

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sometimes I forget Sky’s in the league, then I see Chris Davis on my team…

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: yeah, and speaking of that deal, you criticized my just dongs deal when you got that lopsided deal for yourself

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I criticized it b/c you were getting it…Dur!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I love it when you get jealous

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m a sensitive tulip!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I know, I cradle you every time Giancarlo gets hurt

  5. DrEasy says:
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    The explanation for Osuna taking over from Sanchez in the 8th is that Sanchez got ejected after hitting a player. Was a tense and fun game to watch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: Yeah, Osuna was still not on before Sanchez

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    S Perez is terrible recently.
    Drop Perez for Wieters or W Ramos for ROS? or suggest to hold? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: They’re not much better

      • Timmah R says:
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        @Grey: This is the time where I thank Grey for giving me the confidence to drop Perez and enjoy the Schwarber ride which helped me win last week by the skin of my teeth… totally would have lost if I had been playing Perez!

        You think Schwarber will keep getting enough ABs when Montero comes back? Could they really screw with such a nice shiny thing?!?

        • Grey

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          Yeah, I think Schwarber will play

  7. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Luis Severino sounds like a name from one of Raekwon’s mafia raps. “Fastball kicks, tyin up tricks, was his main hobby, teaching his seed hisashi my dashi”.

  8. Sick McNasty says:
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    So I just burned a fatty and was sitting in the In & Out line and it hit me. A glossary term so perfect it’d make Curt Hennig blush. It applies to players that are prone to long slumps but still always have good numbers at the end of the year. I figured the term “JustinUpton” might get confusing so came up with, wait for it….. Slumpdog Millionaire.

    Thanks for the write up as always dude!

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Sick McNasty: Love that glossary term, lets use it.

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Swfcdan: if spite grenadier is in i’m in too.

    • Baggiejohn says:
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      @Sick McNasty: Gets my vote, fella

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Great stuff, man. My colleague is watching (hopefully NOT reading!!) my every move.

    a. Had a hard time figuring out why on earth Diekman was included in the Hamels trade. When I read the box score from Friday it hit me. Every time the Rangers lose, there is a Diekman involved. Carrying his tradition from Philly (Ruin tomorrow jr gave him a secret assignment). Right?

    b. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘Dr Dre recently tweeted that he’s the first rapper billionaire – a regular J. Paul Ghetto.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  10. Swfcdan says:
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    Haha great blurb, loved the JD one.

    Effing hell I’m facing the 1st placed team in my div for the 4th time already this year, still many other teams I haven’t even played once. Is this a shitty schedule set by the commish or do all H2H schedules work like this? I’m using Fantrax, played H2H before elsewhere but never noticed this shitty schedule before, I thought you’d play every team once and some twice, not trying to emulate real MLB schedule which would suck.

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Swfcdan: Don’t know how your league is set up, nor how many teams are in there, but that schedule is straight Samardzija. The math doesn’t always work out, but you should be playing everyone an equal number of times with a couple of double-ups. Sorry bro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Thanks! No idea of league as Peter said

  11. Swfcdan says:
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    Julio the Sheik over Latos?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Swfcdan: Latos

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Is Latos 10 team worthy again?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  12. Eric says:
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    ROS, are Tulo and Zobrist big upgrades over Sano?

    Bum and Zobrist for Gio and Cutch, which side.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Eric: 1. Yes – Tulo. 2. Cutch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree with the Mrs

  13. Vaxxen says:
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    Should I drop Soria for Ziegler or Osuna?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Vaxxen: I would. Osuna.

  14. Lt says:
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    Great write up as always. In a 10 team league that just had Pineda dropped and late last night had Samardzija also. Immediate grabs? Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Thanks, nope

  15. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Bonnie Tyler’s biggest fan here. While Total Eclipse might receive the most contemporary airplay, Holding Out for a Hero remains her magnum opus.
    Enjoy your Monday – and there is an early game for weekly league readers.

  16. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Haha, the Bryant blurb was hilarious. One time I was with a girl and tried to impress her with the standing up version of “sliding hard into third.” Only, when I stood up with her on my shoulders, I ran her face-first into a running ceiling fan. The rest of that weekend was a real Richard Shaffer.

  17. PED Inc. says:
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    Need to start two of these three this week, who would you roll out bud?

    Corbin vs Cin and @ Wash
    McCullers @Tex and @ Oak
    Wacha @ Cincy
    H2H points

    Also Piscotty has an intriguing week @Cincy and @ Milwaukee
    Would you start him over Hanley @ NY and @ Det
    Or Hosmer vs. ChW and @ Det??

    Thank you sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PED Inc.: Corbin…I wouldn’t start Piscotty there

  18. Banana says:
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    I’ve got Iwakuma and Severino as FA’s in my league, should I be dropping Nola or a RP (probably Tony Watson in HLD league) for either?

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Banana: I’d drop a reliever and hold Nola.

      • Banana says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: Iwakuma the safer add over Severino in your eyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Banana: Iwakuma over Watson, unless you need a Holds guy

  19. cubjet says:
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    Looking for insurance in case Kris Bryant is not OK. Plouffe, Headley or Castellanos?

    Thanks in advance.

  20. Reddick Burns says:
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    Order of preference for these SAGNOFs:
    Deshields, Burns, Davis, Gose

  21. pdpm15 says:
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    Any thoughts on Eury Perez? It looks like he may get a lot of playing time ROS for the Braves.

  22. BambooLounge says:
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    Is there a stronger level of Sonavabench? B/c I think I need it after benching Duda this past week (7 runs, 7 HR, 10 RBI). Of course all the Mets games being local broadcasts made me ever so painfully aware of each and every home run I was missing. By Thursday, I was actively rooting against him just to stop the pain…no such luck.

    He will now go 0-24 this week b/c he’s back in my lineup. You’re all been warned.

  23. Hans says:
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    Joc has been beyond awful, in a league with no bench, so need to ride it out or drop him for…
    Duda
    Howard
    Alexei
    Revere
    Fowler

  24. Miney says:
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    Drop axford and viz for Wilson and kahne?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miney: Ax for Wilson

  25. Justin says:
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    Please rank for keepers.
    Puig, Soler, Dickerson.

  26. Wendy Williams says:
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    I have the finest keeper in the land and someone is offering, Bautista, Pujols and Kluber. Am I a &%*@^$# moron to not consider this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wendy Williams: Wendy, is that you? I’m a big fan! No idea about your league, but that’s solid for Trout

  27. JohnnySquid says:
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    My Lithgow is trying to figure out how not to go through a Son of a Bench. I have Hutchison, Rodon and Kyle Hendricks all starting this week over Severino. SON likes all three better than Severino, but not by too much. Would you take a gamble on him over one of these 3? Hutch has [email protected] Home @ SON loves it. Hendricks has SFat home and SON is bleh. Rodon has TB @ home and is like $3 or close.

    Thoughts from the Mustashe?

      • JonnySquid says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Any Idea when you think they’ll call up Domingo Santana? I would have to imagine soonish….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sept 1

  28. Oranje says:
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    Start Perkins or Giles this week as RP?

  29. Nick says:
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    leake over Ervin Santana, Chavez, Ross or bolsinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Bolsinger

  30. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Latos, McHugh, or Severino ros? Thanks!

  31. Wolfie says:
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    Of these crap relievers, which are the best 2 options for this week?

    Joaquin Benoit, sd
    [email protected], 3v phi

    Aj Ramos, mia
    3v Mets, [email protected]

    Arodys vizcaino,atl
    3v sf, 4v Mia

    Alex Wilson,det
    3v kc, 3v Bos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wolfie: Arodys vizcaino,atl
      3v sf, 4v Mia

      Alex Wilson,det
      3v kc, 3v Bos

  32. scotty the captain says:
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    hey guys anyone know if nola is starting friday? the schedule i saw has hector neris starting in his place. my roster locks at noontime eastern for the week.

      • scotty the captain says:
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        @Grey: is there a place u look for the starters for the upcoming week? i check the onroto probable starters. i dont have time to do the daily leagues like u. i actually have a life.

        • OZUNA says:
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          @scotty the captain: OZUNA no like scotty the captain. OZUNA take scotty head and beat club with it. OZUNA mix that up but OZUNA think no matter for scotty.

  33. MIke says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have been waiting on Jean Segura to produce more steals to give some value, but when he is not stealing, he is really doing nothing for my teams.

    Do I wait him out or pick up Alcides Escobar or Elvis Andrus? Each is an option for me in leagues where I have Segura.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MIke: Alcides

  34. Brett says:
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    With Strasberg coming back need to make a move. Currently play either burns odor Pederson at my last of or utility and gio is my worst pitcher. Would you trade any of these for pedroia and in what order? Currently 1st in r hr rbi weak in era whip steals wins and k’s

    Thanks

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: I can put pedroia on dl when I activate Strasberg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Burns and Gio?

  35. Harris Kiperman says:
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    Need to replace Kipnis. H2H league. I grabbed Duffy, but can get Walker. Which do you prefer?
    Thanks you

    • Peter Nincompoop says:
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      @Harris Kiperman: Decided to do a little research and checked out the Cleveland Plain Dealer. After getting sidetracked by their headline story, “Akron police check on unsupervised toddler eating charcoal, find meth lab”, I found out nothing we already didn’t know. That is, probably headed to the DL, but since the Indians have held serve for 36+ hours coupled with the fact that Kipnis has been bothered by it the whole year, he could play tonight. I prefer Duffy.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Peter Nincompoop: you’re thinking of the oblique thing from the 1.5 years previous to this year, if kipnis was hurt this whole year, just how good would he be if no shoulder injury? hit .500 or so?

  36. Sausage says:
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    Who to start?

    Moreland vs McCullers
    Tucker vs Colby Lewis
    Michael Taylor vs Godley

    While I’m at it. Would you keep all
    Three of these players or drop one for a streaming spot. Two of them along with Cesar hernandez are usually On my bench. Or are these good bench players to hold onto. Thanks

  37. Eric says:
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    1/2/3 ROS: Reyes, Zobrist, Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Reyes, Sano

  38. G says:
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    In my keeper my offense is
    mccan
    Chris Davis
    wong
    correa
    arenado
    harper
    marte
    upton
    machado
    Moreland/Cesar.

    I am currently in 6th (last playoff spot) despite also having a solid SP rotation of price, madbum, salazar, Carrasco. The Team in 7th is 8 games behind me and I’m about 5-6 games in back of three of the teams ahead of me. AnOther team in my league is dangling Springer who can be kept next year in the 8th rd. What’s your thoughts on offering upton for springer straight up? Upton can’t be kept. I just picked up Tucker as a bench bat in case I make the move. Thoughts? I want to make playoffs but wondering if this is a move which I should risk or not. Very little info on springers timetable for return. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: I’d take Springer

  39. Paul says:
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    Christain Yelich or Aaron Hicks,

    I have Yelich right now and he has been doing well but Hicks numbers look great since starting, better.

    My other outfielders are JD Martinez, Cespedes, Braun, and Stanton DL, and I am playing Yelich in the Flex… do you think Hicks is a better move or stick with Yelich, unfortunately I cant have both with my lineup. Yelich would be a high keeper next year but i’m not too worried about that he would have to be kept in the 4th round so I dont think I would do that. but I do like him and also am trying to win this year too, but Hicks would be a 10th round keeper. should I worry about these things cause that might be good

    basically who do you think is better for this year since I need to win and who is better for next year

  40. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    I want to grab RA Dickey and Kevin Gausman. Not sure which bats to lose, I love ’em all. I’ve got Rusney Castillo, Ryan Howard, Aaron Hicks, and Preston Tucker. Which two would you lose? I feel like the easy answer is Castillo and Howard, but those boys have been en fuego (especially Howie).

  41. Cano Soup For You says:
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    Ahoy all! With a team rostering enough Cubans to think it would (at least) successfully manage to stay afloat for the year, which 8 are you keeping? Albeit without a raft, but this squad has been practicing its dead man’s float for the better part of this season.
    Pick 8 at no cost; 10-team Yahoo 6×6
    C- Kyle Schwarber ChC – C,OF
    1B- José Abreu CWS – 1B ?
    2B- Neil Walker Pit – 2B
    3B- Manny Machado Bal – 3B ?
    SS- Jean Segura Mil – SS
    CI- Stephen Vogt Oak – C,1B,OF
    MI- Miguel Sano Min – 3B,SS
    OF- Yasiel Puig LAD – OF ?
    OF- Jorge Soler ChC – OF ?
    OF- Rusney Castillo Bos – OF ?
    OF- Yasmany Tomás Ari – 3B,OF
    UTIL- Rougned Odor Tex – 2B
    BN- Corey Dickerson Col – OF ?
    BN- Luis Valbuena Hou – 2B,3B
    BN- Alex Guerrero LAD – 3B,OF
    BN- Javier Báez ChC – 2B,SS
    BN- Aaron Judge NYY – OF
    DL- Dustin Pedroia Bos – 2B

    P
    Dellin Betances NYY – P
    Wade Davis KC – P
    John Axford Col – P
    Noah Syndergaard NYM – P
    Roberto Osuna Tor – P
    Luis Severino NYY – P
    Tyson Ross SD – P
    José Fernández Mia – P ?
    Eduardo Rodríguez Bos – P
    Masahiro Tanaka NYY – P
    Tyler Glasnow Pit – P

    Thank you, thank you very much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cano Soup For You: Abreu, Rusney, Noah, Fernandez, Dickerson, Soler, Puig, Machado

  42. Dan says:
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    Trade Jose Abreu for Cespedes and Lorenzo Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Sure

  43. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Stop hating on my Mets…Great weekend at Citi, I was at last nights game, felt like a playoff game. WET TAIL!!!!

  44. Steve says:
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    Keeper league; H2H points

    Traded Abreu and Sano

    for

    Pujols, Zobrist, and Familia

    Hurt to trade those guys in a keeper league but I’m going for a championship this year.

  45. Steeve Nadeau says:
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    Rank for best in 2016, please? H. Santiago, J. Garcia, Hendricks, Heaney and E. Rodriguez? Thanks

  46. Juicy G says:
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    Offered G.Cole for Kipnis/Rondon, which side you like?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Juicy G: Cole

  47. Jon says:
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    I have a garbage group of RPs in my H2H league, so I’m looking to drop one or two or three to add depth to my starting staff. Who would you recommend adding over Motte, Fernando Rodriguez, and/or Hector Rondon?

    Henry Owens, Folty, Dickey, Niese, Peavy, Nova, Shoemaker, Lewis

    • Jon says:
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      Oops. I said Hector but it’s BRUCE Rondon on my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Bruce, Fernando…Peavy, Shoe

  48. Knighttown says:
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    For streaming in a daily 12 teamer are both Shoemaker vs Cleveland and Corbin @ Nats starts?

  49. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    12 team, H2H league (5X5 OPS and QS, no AVG nor Ws)

    Give up Hosmer for Vmart and Carrasco?

    I have Abreu at 1B, not sure if now is a good time to sell on Hosmer or if we can expect him to stay hot in that Royals lineup for the rest of the season.

    Carrasco interests me more than VMart, so I could potentially change him for Odor or Franco (got Wong/Arenado/Rendon for 2B/3B at the moment)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Maxi: Sounds fine, take Franco

      • Cafuné

        Maxi says:
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        @Grey: The owner is a phillies fan so it sounds like Franco is off the table.

        What about Reyes+Carrasco for Hanley? I need speed right now more than HR. Or do you prefer VMart+Carrasco for Hosmer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me if it helps your team, take Reyes

  50. McNulty says:
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    Segura or Odor this week?

    Looking for anything but HR

  51. Knighttown says:
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    I’m a conservative starter but I’m behind in innings pitched. I have the dynamic duo of Carrasco and K-Zar facing the Angels in LA. They both frighten me at the best of times but I gotta start them eh?

  52. Old School Brother says:
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    Now that the Rangers have Cole Hamels the girls will be flocking back to Arlington. You have no clue how much attendance has suffered after losing our previous Tigerbeat heart throbs Kinsler ‘hire me to strip at your bat mitzvah’ and CJ ‘flake free’ Wilson

  53. Nightmare says:
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    Piscotty doesn’t know!!! Piscotty doesn’t know!!

    Sup Grey-Lord. Jon gray just got called up. This dude worth a pick up right away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him outside of NL-Only

  54. Green monstah says:
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    Hey grey hope you had a great weekend!

    In a h2h points/ weekly lock league are you starting Carlos Santana at utility or adding any of these bats to start at utility over Santana?

    Carlos Santana this week:
    (1st series @ Angels & the SP’s are Garrett Richards, Shoemaker, Santiago.)

    (2nd series vs Twins & SP’s are; Pelfrey, Ervin Santana , & Hughes.)

    —————————————

    Now these are bats I’m looking to add & start utility over Santana:

    Adam Eaton :

    (1st series is vs Rays SP’s are: Karns, Archer, erasamo Ramirez )

    (2nd series is @ Kansas City & SP’s; Volquez, Guthrie, & Danny Duffy.)

    ——————————————-

    Jung Ho Kang:
    (1st series vs Cubs & SP’s are Lester, arrieta, dan haren)

    (2nd series is vs Dodgers & SP’s are Kershaw, Latos, Alex Wood.)

    ——————————————

    Melky Cabrera & Alexei Ramirez (same above as Adam Eaton)

    ——————————————

    Aaron Hicks/Trevor Plouffe:

    1st series (@ Toronto & SP’s David price, Estrada, Hutchinson & Buehrle.)

    2nd Series (@ Cleveland & SP’s: Cody Anderson , Bauer, kluber.)

    ———————————

    Bench or leave Hanley Ramirez in at my DH slot? If I bench Han ram I’ll plug Carlos Santana in at DH & then utility will come down to just the adds I mentioned above.

    Lastly, looks like joc pederson is in a slump, bench him this week for either eaton, hicks or melky? I was thinking of giving him to get out of his slump & if he’s slumping this week then I’d consider benching next week

    Thanks again have a great one grey!

  55. jojo says:
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    starting McCullers @TEX today?

    thanks!!

  56. Peter Nincompoop says:
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    “Get your slicker, we’re rain dancing”…classic stuff Grey. Thanks.

    Trading deadline coming up in my 10-Team, H2H, Keeper League (6). I’m going to be in the playoffs, but thinking about moving McCutchen for Tulo and Gomez to shore up my MI, especially with Kipnis’ status up in the air. I think he would do it as is, but I might need to throw in a pick next year. Good move? Bad move? Meh?

  57. supra says:
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    Grey – Please rank this pickup options:
    Jon Gray, Tillman, J.Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman, Nelson

  58. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB.
    Good weekend?

    Dealt a crushing loss. Late stolen base by Gomez, and then Cody Allen getting a K put me down for the count. 5-6. I thought I had this one!

    But it’s all good, man. I got moxie!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Same. I’m happy when things are low key. That’s my bag.

        Took my family on a long hike in the mountains Saturday. My dog was so tired he could barely move the rest of the weekend. My daughter was fine she spent most of the time on my shoulders. Me? I feel like I was in a car accident.

        I let the dog off leash for the whole hike and he was such a good boy, G. You woulda been proud. Trust your dogs, people! They won’t let you down.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! What kind of dog do you have?

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I have a Wheaton Terrier. 55 pound hair-over-the-eyes loveable goofball.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aw, those are super cute…

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: They really are great dogs, too. Great for families.

                Switching gears for a moment. I’m liking Chris Bassitt. And he actually has some interesting minor league stats too. He’s under the radar right now. I picked him up a week back for my deep league. You check on him yet?

                • Grey

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                  Are you thinking him b/c his last name sounds like a dog? is this a subconscious thing? Bassit does look interesting, at least as a streamer… Surprised his K/9 is so low on the A’s, worth a flyer in a deep leagues

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Holy crap, G. You’re probably right. Totally subconscious move, but I’m gonna trust it anyway

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, yup!

        • Peter Nincompoop says:
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          @Phil of the Future: I wholeheartedly agree with you, but it’s the damn other hikers. I got a goofy yellow lab. Not exactly the type of dog that strikes fear in the hearts of others, but I’ve been told on multiple separate occasions to “please put your dog/beast on a leash, it’s not just your trail”. Other people suck.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ted can handle being off leash, but being on leash is when he freaks… Trainer says it’s leash aggression

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Peter Nincompoop: So so true, Peter. Dogs > People

  59. dem ribbies says:
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    re: Ramos: fyi Capps was pulled for elbow stiffness. terrible timing with Ramos crapping the bed and all. had been holding him for a while.

    I don’t have any rookie nookie on my squad and I’m far out enough in front to suffer the inevitable blow up. tween these two who would you roll with? Jon Gray or Henry Owens

  60. Hack-E says:
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    Back end of my rotation in 12 team league has been rough.. Replace any of:
    Nola, Shark, Cashner, Hendricks
    with
    Walker, Rodon, Shoemaker, E-Rod, Rubby, Jungman?

    ROS:
    Lind or Duda?
    Parra or Burns?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hack-E: Shark and Cash are streamers, so are the guys you listed… Duda, Parra

  61. Rags says:
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    In an NL-only OBP roto weekly league, it’s time to bid on the new entries to the NL. Standard $260 budget.

    What would Cespedes, Reyes and Moss be worth at *next year’s* auction draft?

    (Anyone bid over $20 has to be kept on a longterm contract, so I don’t want to bid the max on Reyes and get screwed with him next year.)

    What’s fair value for these guys that I won’t regret carrying into next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rags: $24, $24, $16

  62. Scott says:
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    Who do I put in utility this week?

    Grichuk (@CIN, @MIL)
    Moreland (HOU, @SEA)
    Lindor (@LAA, MIN)
    Polanco (CHC, LAD)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  63. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    To a dee-luxe apartment in the sky…

  64. Frank White says:
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    Would you pickup Jon Gray or Henry Owens?? If so then which one do you like better? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owens

  65. Bobby's world says:
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    Ahoy grey! In a redraft (h2h points / weekly lock league) are you dropping Vogt? I have him sitting on the bench & my starter is Kyle schwarber

  66. Joey says:
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    I flipped Schwarber for Kris Bryant.

    This isn’t a question so much as a victory lap.

    THanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  67. Slimbo says:
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    How do you feel about bogarts in keeper leagues?

    Currently in the works of trying to get him but might have to give up Rendon or Thor.

    He sent an offer of Franco Braun miller for my Thor and Rendon…don’t really like it

    Who should I try to target with kluber Thor and Rendon?

    He has Braun, miller, arendo, sale, buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimbo: I don’t like him more than Rendon or Thor

      • Slimbo says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks man! Can always count on you and the rest of the razziepoo gang..OK that sounded terrible ha

        Need a pitcher off the wire who do you like the most? Gonzalez Teheran iwakuma walker Tillman shoemaker gausman

        I also need to make room on my dl so who is the safest drop? Harrison Gordan Pineda Travis or Walden(svs+hlds league)

        Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, Tillman…Pineda

          • Slimbo says:
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            @Grey:

            Would you drop hicks for Tillman as well?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  68. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Playoff time Grey!

    Boxberger or FROD?

    Kershaw, Salazar. I need 3 more starters for the week and SON does not like Latos, Hendricks, Fiers or Bauer. I mean SON doesn’t even list Mike Fiers yet.

    SON for the week likes:
    Chavez (Balt and Hou)
    Cashner (Brewers and Philly)
    Shoemaker (Indians and Orioles)

    Can you help me?
    Quintana (Rays and @ Kansas City)

  69. Dan says:
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    10 team AL Keeper League. $260 draft day cap. Need OF help. Owner looking to move Revere (unkeepable), Parra (unkeepable) or Melky ($15 in 2016). Preference amongst those three as I look to hold onto the top spot with OF help? Likely to move Devon Travis ($5 in 2016) for one of them.

    Thanks, Gray!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Melky, Parra

  70. Dan says:
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    I’m shopping Corey Seager for pitching help, I’ve got Sano at SS and Machado at Util so I have no room for him anyway when he arrives. Tried some bigger names but the Seager for Mike Leake trade is the only one remaining. Good move? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Not in a keeper

      • Dan says:
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        Not a keeper league. But do you think Leake will be good enough compared to whatever return Seager gives upon his arrival?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, then take Leake

  71. OneI'dWilly says:
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    10 Team NL Only league Auction keeper Roto

    Thinking only about next year, who would you rather keep at $1; Matt Harvey or Carlos Martinez?

    I’m out of contention this year, so C Mart being shut down would be a plus for me.

  72. Spring Blake says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Thanks for the writeup as always!

    Was offered in [email protected] Categories AL only league:

    His hamels for my andrew miller and hanley ramirez.

    I have Correia as my backup SS,
    Boxberger, A. wilson, osuna as my other closers,
    and Odorizzi, Ventura, Hughes, Walker, plus was able to scoop Severino and fiers during the same faab period this guy got hamels.

    I’m leaning hold, but having an ace in H2H is always nice…

  73. JSF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Great stuff as usual.

    I’m in a keep-forever 12-team H2H league (keep 8).

    I just traded Byron Buxton and two high picks in next year’s draft for Miguel Cabrera. This leaves me with:

    C- Grandal
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Dozier
    3B – Arenado
    SS – A. Ramirez
    OF – Melky Cabrera
    OF – Soler
    OF – Grichuk
    UTIL – Frazier
    UTIL – Hernandez / Burns
    DL – Miggy
    NA – Baez
    SP: deGrom, Syndergaard, Lackey, Corbin, Santiago, Nola, Norris, Owens
    RP: Giles, Perkins, Vizcaino, A. Wilson
    DL – Matz

    What do you think of the trade and what improvements should I target for the stretch run? I currently lead the pack by the slimmest of margins.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JSF: Thanks! Trade doesn’t sound great….Your pitching’s gonna be a mess if the Mets start shutting down guys

      • JSF says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:

        No love for Miggy?

        I hear you on the Mets but I think they’ll find a way to keep them all active since they’re in the hunt and made moves at the deadline.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s injured

          • JSF says:
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            @Grey:

            True but he should be back for the final month and will make a mich bigger impact for me than Buxton.

            Obviously, long-term it’s not great if Buxton pans out but Miggy should have some solid years ahead still.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If you say so

              • JSF says:
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                @Grey:

                :(

                Well…that just sucks then…Prospect Mike liked the deal. Just sayin’

                I’m going to go cry in the corner now.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hopefully it works out for you

  74. The Talent Show says:
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    Jimmy Nelson vs Jesse Chavez this week and ros? Thx

  75. Mike Adamson says:
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    Well done Teddy Heater!

  76. Reid says:
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    Question: Has here ever been a ” C) ” option haha!?

    Hughes, Walker, or Gausman for ROS? Order?

    Thanks! Very cool to hear about the first pitch opportunity, great for Razzball!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Ha… Gausman, Walker

  77. Jon says:
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    Would it be a massive mistake to start Duda (vs Koehler) over Pujols (vs Kluber) tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Nope

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Jon: Duda.

  78. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Replace Axford with:

    Kahnle
    Wilson
    Mujica

  79. Chris says:
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    I’ve got Latos, Corbin and Severino on the wire. The bottom of my pitching staff is
    Ross
    Iwakuma
    Quintana
    McCullers

    Should I swap any of these out for ROS or hold in a H2H Pts League. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Latos, Corbin over Ross and Iwakuma

  80. Wilson says:
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    Betancourt, Mujica, B Rondon, Rodney for saves ROS
    Drop who if I don’t have room? Thanks

  81. Stan says:
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    In a standard 10 team 5×5 I was offered: J.Zimmermann, HanRam, and Joc for my Correa and Syndergaard.

    This is Stan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley side

  82. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Congrats to Teddy, that’s freaking awesome! Do Razzball proud!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, right?

  83. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Good morning, Grey.

    A) Based on the endorsement of Severino and exdorsement of Ubaldo, drop Jimenez for Severino? 12 team H2H where loads of SPs are rostered. I’d have to drop a SP to do it due to a 7-SP limit. Other SPs are Price, Arrieta, Syndergaard, Garcia, and McHugh (Osuna also counts against the limit, but Erasmo does not).

    B) Just flipped Dee Gordon for Chris Davis in another league, 13-team 6×6 w/OPS and Holds. How did I do there? My offense will look like this:

    C: Vogt
    1B: Abreu
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Hanley
    LF: Cespedes
    CF: Burns or Kemp
    RF: Chris Davis
    Util: Burns, Kemp, or Reddick
    DL: Dickerson

    C) None

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Yup B) Nice

  84. Jake says:
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    Aaron Hicks or Preston Tucker this week? Thanks for your sage advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  85. bb says:
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    Drop fiers, ventura, erod for any of these guys
    Gausman,Owens, Tillman.

    Drop deshields for gose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Ventura… Tillman, Gaus

  86. bb says:
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    Lindor over alexei Ramirez, alcides ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bb: Sure

  87. Charlie says:
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    This is my staff. Lose any of the following for Severino and Osuna?

    Scherzer, Liriano, Wood, Salazar, Haren, Latos, Corbin, Burhle, Holland, AJ Ramos

    Lose Pillar, Parra, Fowler, or Maybin for Eaton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buehrle, Ramos…Pillar

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Eds says:
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    RCL league. Last place team with 26 points just made the following deals with the 8th place team (60 points). All individual one-for-one deals with the same owner in a span of 20 minutes.

    Anthony Rendon for Rougned Odor
    Brett Gardner for Rusney Castillo
    Zack Greinke for David Robertson
    Masahiro Tanaka for Anibal Sanchez

    I’d rather have the former in each deal obviously. The Gardner deal in particular is bizarre. Shady but not vetoable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They all look shady

      • Eds says:
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        @Grey:
        Last place team took offense to my questioning of the trades. 8th place team is defending them citing Rusney’s upside/draft position and Gardner’s post all-star game slump. Doesn’t sit well with me. Almost like it’s a “if we sneak them through as one-for-one deals, it won’t look as bad!” kinda deal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, what can do?

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @Grey: out their user names right now so everybody knows exactly who they are, that’s what.

  89. Zeus says:
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    start Erasmo at CHW? Matchup scares me. Only other options are for me to use a reliever and hope for a spare save or win. Motte Hoover or Jeffers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  90. Double H says:
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    Grey, I’m working on 2 separate trades in my deep roto – in a position to go for it this year. I need HR bigtime, the two deals would be:

    I give Chris Davis/Billy Burns/Betancourt and Story or Kang

    I get Teixeira/Longoria/Casilla/Alexei Ramirez

    I’ve been waiting for Stanton to come back but it seems like that just keeps pushing out – what are your thoughts?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Longo side

      • Double H says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – what if I removed Longo/Burns?

        So it’s Davis/Betancourt/Story for Tex/Alexei/Casilla?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  91. smegma says:
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    I set and forgot my C position all year with W.Ramos…dump him for D.Norris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, sure if you like, tomato-tomahto

  92. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey –

    Every time that I consider dropping Hundley, he hits a dong in the evening’s game…I’m hoping that it happens again tonight, but would you rather go with Schwarber or Vogt over him ROS?

    Also, I’ve got one roster spot open and am looking to add some power, do you like any of these options for a potential homer binge? Hunter, Moss, Trumbo, Guerrero, Franco, Carter?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber….Moss

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, homie!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, OMP

  93. ebudz says:
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    Hey Grey quick streaming question:

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    Worth starting Chavez today vs. BAL (13.1) in my points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  94. Clint says:
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    So are we now believers in Shoemaker again especially since the Wilson injury keeps him in the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s looked decent recently, yeah

    • PeteRosesRevnege says:
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      @Clint:

      I dropped Shoe right before he rebounded. As usual

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @PeteRosesRevnege: this means you waited way too long to do that.

  95. Bro Jackson says:
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    Hi,

    Would it be a mistake to drop Dickerson this late in the season for Lindor, Tucker, Ozuna, Cron or Burns?

    I already have Springer and Stanton on the DL.

    Weiters.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  96. Lance

    Lance B. says:
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    Disagree with the Eduardo having better stuff than Owens point. Owens has had better K numbers all throughout his minor league career. Owens has a lot more upside than ED, walk problems this year, but I’d take him of over ED, especially cause Owens has put it together recently after starting the year terribly.

    Watch out for him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess we’ll see

  97. Nick says:
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    H2H league.

    Duda for Tyson Ross. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  98. Down goes steven says:
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    Hey Grey which side?

    Fiers and Bauer or Salazar??

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  99. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    start felix in colorado? cant believe im asking this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  100. Pete says:
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    bench ervin santana in points league in toronto today?

  101. dem ribbies says:
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    Kind of wondering if Kang is legit.

    .358 through the month of July with 8 doubles, 2 triples and 4 HR. Already played enough at 2 of the most shallow positions to qualify at both, SS and 3B.

    You think he’s keeper stock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, in some leagues

  102. Steve says:
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    Over/under on the number of games Tanaka makes it through the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      7

  103. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Looking for mostly swipes from my bench bat. Drop Polanco for Gose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  104. Funny Name says:
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    12 team h2h. I dont have a ton of speed but a lot of power so I picked up Lindor,also because Jhonny was slumping. I kept Peralta on my bench. Drop one of them for Rusney as my only bench hitter and which one? Or hang on to both and start based on my match up totals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta for Rusney

  105. Rice says:
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    No idea how many moves I’ve made at SS so far this year!

    Alexi Ramirez or Jean Segura rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Segura

  106. Sange76 says:
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    c Perez
    1b pujols
    2b Kipnis
    3b Seager
    Ss Desmond
    Of Bautista
    Of jones
    Of pollock
    Ut Sano
    Ut j abreu
    Bench c Seager
    Bench p Tucker
    Sp scherzer
    Sp Lester
    Sp Arrieta
    Sp Robbie Ray
    Sp Nola
    Sp Buerhle
    RP tolleson
    RP Allen

    Head to head points league. 10 pts/ win. Sitting as the 4th seed for playoffs, 2 games back.
    Got offered Harvey and Dickerson for a jones and Robbie Ray…..open for suggestions. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  107. John says:
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    Cashner or Kennedy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  108. PeteRosesRevnege says:
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    3b, 2b, C are my weakest spots i have Kendrick Howard, longoria and Vogt and have been hanging onto Rendon hoping he will help with the stretch run. What do you think offer Vogt & Longoria for Manny Muchado and Slavador Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side

  109. Jj says:
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    Hey grey,
    Wondering who you like better ROS between M.FIERS, A.CASHNER, K.GAUSMAN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  110. chris says:
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    Ive been offered Mccutchen and Jose Fernandez vs Trout and Odorizzi in a keeper league…Would you accept it?

    • bigbear says:
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      @chris: Hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  111. Groovy says:
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    Wilson or aj ramos?

    Desmond, Segura, Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilson…Segura

  112. PeteRosesRevnege says:
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    H2H league I am strong on outfielders and another team has two on the DL. He Has Frazier & Donaldson.

    I have Trout, McCutchen, Pence, C Gonzalez, Cespedes. Maybe I can offer one of the outfields and throw in Longiria or Hosmer into the deal To try and get Fraizer or Donaldson and one of his pitchers he has archer, arrieta, Bumgarner, and lester.

    and suggenstions on a trade proposal?

    thansk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keeper?

      • PeteRosesRevenge says:
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        @Grey:

        No 10 team h2h fresh draft next year

  113. Scott says:
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    Imagine if Latos’ wife had married Patrick Corbin instead.

  114. Mostsuckass says:
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    Who do you like better in keeper formats, Jose Fernandez or Xander Bogaerts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fernandez

  115. J_Senior says:
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    Give Kang and Trevor Story for Sano and Aybar.

    20 Team/H2H/Dynasty League

    I currently have the last playoff spot.

    I have Xander at SS and Kang at 3B, at the moment.

    Great writing, as always. My wife know almost nothing about sports, and your references crack her up.

    • bigbear says:
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      @J_Senior: For a dynasty getting Sano back, I’d do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! I’d take Sano

  116. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    SON likes for weekly league.

    Chavez vs Balt & Hou
    Shoemaker vs Cle
    Quintana vs Tampa & KC
    Latos vs Pit
    Hendricks vs SF

    Pick 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos, Hendricks, Quintana

  117. Jerry says:
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    Grey, what about Kuma, McHugh, or Santiago ros? Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

  118. bigbear says:
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    Do I see Rudy or the Coug about the Matt Wieters’ $5 over the internet wager? I know you don’t trust you with that type of responsibility!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  119. ScreechOwl says:
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    Now it’s time for a little braggadocio while I swing my arms like Ralph Macchio.

    I warned you about Axford bro!!!! I told you dog!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wrote in today’s post where to meet us

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: ah, I see that now, do we need to bring additional security to the game?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not as long as you have your black security jacket

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I always wear black whenever I see you *looks at wardrobe* Okay most my shirts are black

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You should get a shirt that says “Secu” and that friend of your Sky and I met without a neck should get a shirt that says “rity”

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: hahaha, yeah Adam is a beast, and he’s not even my big friend

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Doode’s ridonk large

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  How many me’s and Sky’s to fight him? I’m gonna say 15.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: it would take at least 20 total of you two. Dude also played rugby

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m saying 12 Skys and 8 me then… Concur?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I concur, you can get on his shoulders like master blaster

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I wish Sky had some input here, cause if he knows any martial arts the equation could completely change

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      he did live in Korea so i would assume he has his own brand of martial arts called Skykwondo

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ooh, that sounds nasty… Sky fu!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      okay where is Sky, we need him to chime in or post some gif

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, prolly practicing Skykwondo

  120. Eden Hazard says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey…
    Felix starting at Coors tonight; start him or bench him? He hasn’t been as kingly as usual lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  121. Eric says:
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    Own Sano. Offered Reyes for CMart. Am I right that CMart’s innings are going to be limited and that I should accept the trade, assuming that BA and runs are important in my league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes side

  122. Scott says:
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    14 team dynasty league

    Looking to unload Matt Moore to a rebuilding team with roster space.

    Is Russell Martin a fair return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  123. Baezaworldseries says:
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    Grey. You should pay him to do something that is so extraordinary on the mound. That he gets plastered all over Sport Center.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why can’t he do something ridiculous without money?

      • Baezaworldseries says:
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        @Grey: Even better.

  124. Tom says:
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    H2H points league. Alexei Ramirez or Jed Lowrie at SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexei

  125. Kent says:
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    I have bad pitching and an fighting for a playoff spot in a keeper league. Give up Yasmany Tomas ($10) and Giolioto ($1) for either:

    Carlos Gomez (would replace Tomas), Familia, Chris Heston and Kyle Hendricks

    or

    Mchugh, Bauer, Kyle Gibson, and Craig Kimbrel (Chase Headley would replace Tomas in lineup)

    or

    Is Giolioto too good @ $1 (with 5 years of control after this year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez deal is fine to win this year

  126. Paul says:
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    Is there still something wrong with today’s hitter-tron projections? Can someone please tell me? Some of the $ values seem too high, like 80-100!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ask on Hittertron and Rudy will answer you there

  127. hankg says:
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    Still trying to upgrade at 3B (have Carpenter there right now). Thinking of a couple of options:

    1. Try dealing Bruce and either Nola or Severino for Davis

    2. Deal Encarnacion for Beltre. I could replace E5 with a platoon of Calhoun, Pederson and Revere.

    Like either option? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Nope

      • hankg says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Quick follow-up – what about Bruce for Beltre? Bruce would be replaced by either Calhoun or Pederson. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Beltre’s hurt, don’t love it

  128. ashtray says:
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    Someone cut Justin Turner in my league. Rather have him at 2B or Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  129. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team H2H keeper league with saves and holds.

    I was offered Maybin for my Soria. SAGNOF and all (HAGNOF?) I’m more than happy to get something for Soria, but I’m not enamored with Maybin.

    1) Maybin’s not better than my Fowler or Grichuk, right?

    2) Should I counter, is his Reddick better than my Fowler or Grichuk?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) not really, but I’d take Maybin for Soria 2) Nope

  130. The HAND OF SAGNOF says:
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    Complete utter desperation gotta pick 1,
    HOWARD, HEADLEY, PLOUFFE.
    REALLY excited that I waited all winter and 3/4 of the summer to ask THIS question…Keep us posted on that daily coma thing I need about 5 of those per yr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard…Ha!

  131. Twice on Muesday says:
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    18 Team Keeper -Head to Head 6 X 6 (BB/Holds) with specific OF spots

    I have a solid team but my OF is struggling as of late – injuries to Springer/Dickerson and Pederson struggling have me thinking it’s time to move Dickerson (I gave up Cespedes for Dickerson). I think Dickerson should be fine next year if he can have surgery to correct his plantar facilitis so i’d hate to move him but gotta go for it this year

    LF Blackmon (Coghlan)
    CF Pederson (Springer)
    RF Braun
    Util Byrd/Segura

    With N.Cruz owner selling, I am thinking I can flip Dickerson for him. Maybe not but any other bats I should target or should I hold and hope Springer bounces back from a hand injury and Pederson finds his grove again while using hittertron for Byrd/Segura/Coghlan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cruz… Pederson sound be fine, I wouldn’t trade him away

  132. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey:

    which side of trade you like??

    G.Cole/J.Upton for C.Martinez/McClutch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  133. Jarryd says:
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    12 team $260 auction 6 keeper 6×6 added obp and qs. I just fell out of contention looking to move scherzer($20 keeper value) because I’ve got sale for $5, Jose Fernandez for $14 and Harvey at $10. Got an offer where I give scherzer and get Brantley $6 and buxton $1. Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would want more for Scherzer

  134. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    16 team roto dynasty with K/BB and total bases added, and OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, net saves and holds over saves, and QS over wins. This team was drafted on may 5th or so, and was in 1st place for most of season till in last 3 weeks or so it’s lost 20 pts and is now in 4th, mostly from SP falling apart, but also souza being hurt and not doing anything homer/steals-wise, rizzo taking 5 weeks off, bryant slowing down in OPS quite a bit, maybin regressing, jew don not making up for a whole team by himself, and assorted other things.
    salvy
    rizzo
    kipnis (can’t blame this guy)
    bryant
    alcides (lack of steals)
    LF coghlan (added recently, but he’ll lose time when montero is back)
    CF ellsbury
    RF d.peralta (just had to spend some FAAB on him)
    util ellsbury/lind (very little lately)
    BN rajai davis (just added today, his playing time is up, still only 10 net steals on year)/jew don
    /i.dejesus (this will just be kipnis 2B streamer backup)

    DL souza
    NA tapia/j.p.crawford/dahl, will replace tapia with mazara if/when he gets into yahoo with remaining FAAB money
    SP cole/liriano/nola/chavez/fiers/e.volquez (can’t believe i used some FAAB to get this guy today)
    RP britton/giles/romo/a.miller/watson/j.smith
    DL pineda/buchholez/ryu/wheeler
    NA stephenson/vince V (got lucky he was sent down, as i didn’t want to drop him)

    Somebody (twit) just dropped Hammel (even though he was great again, and is finally likely past that hamstring thing), who’s my drop (Fiers maybe?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Fiers

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: guessing at this point d.peralta is worth more than choo (also just dropped). i have enough guys to platoon either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Grey: thought so, but i’m betting choo goes for more than the $2 i spent (probably could’ve gone 1 or 0) for d.peralta.

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: $100 budget to start. i spent most of mine on j.peterson/chavez and NA guys.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

              • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                @Grey: hells yes, choo went for 13.

  135. Dommattingly says:
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    Revere or Aoki ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  136. Eric says:
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    C Grandal
    !B Rizzo/Encarnacion/Duda
    2B Betts/Odor
    SS Reyes
    3B Donaldson
    OF Cutch
    OF Eaton
    OF Marte
    OF Grichuk
    OF J Upton

    SP Arrieta, Cole, Liriano, T Walker, Corbin, Gio
    RP Britton, Ramos, C Smith, Wilson

    Doing well in offense, lagging in Wins, WHIP

    Would you trade Cutch for Bum and/or could drop player for Gausman, Hellickson, Karns, Tillman

    And the envelope please ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bum, sure… I don’t see who you’re dropping, Gio would be first choice

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey:

        Soory, would you trade Cutch for Bum?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Eric says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks for advice!! Would you drop Gio or one of the RP for Gausman, Hellboy, Karns or Tillman.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can go Tillman or Gausman if their upcoming matchups are better

  137. stumanji says:
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    Getting killed by injuries after trading away my bench bats. Pick 2 best overall shmoes from this bunch (pos doesn’t matter):
    B. Burns
    Hicks
    Byrd
    Gose
    Headley
    M. Taylor
    Paulsen
    Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gose, Tucker, depends on needs

  138. the swinging says:
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    In a vaccume would u give up Phil hughes for Steven voght?

    My current catcher is yan gomes and there are very limited pitchers on free agents.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  139. Mark says:
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    Keeper points league.

    Cutch for Altuve more or less fair in a vaccuum? I need a 2B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…Cutch

  140. greg says:
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    Okay, another week, another injury….this time Reddick for a day or two (SO THEY SAY!).

    1) ROS: Rosario, Reddick, Byrd, MTaylor, RCastillo, Coughlin, all categories considered. Slight emphasis on speed.

    2) Alexei Ramirez hot schmatatoring…(mistype, but i like it), ROS: Sano, ARamirez, ESuarez, Lindor, all categories.

    3) My staff: Kluber, DeGrom, JoeFer, CMArt, Carrasco, Corbin, Archer. It’s pretty sweet, I know, but anyone you’d add drop for JNelson, HOwens, Jungman, ERasmo, or Nola? I’d actually add another pitcher if I could, but the injured players and clogged DL means I can’t afford to yet.

    Come playoff time, if I make it, the top team has like 9 pitchers so I will have to add. Can’t believe that with that staff I lost ERA and tied WHIP last week, but that’s H2H, ain’t it? All things considered, with my injured team, going 4-5-1 vs. 3rd place team ain’t that bad.

    Thanks….I added Paulsen for Cron, and dropped Desmond for Vizcaino, but for Closer, you rather have Kahnle? Rockies closers…at home are dangerous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Taylor 2) Ha…Lindor 3) Nope Hold Vizcaino

      • greg says:
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        @Grey: drop sano?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For what?

          • greg says:
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            @Grey: lindor

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, in a redraft

              • greg says:
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                @Grey: tis

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Sano for Lindor? You’re nuts

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Crazy…like a fox!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Lindor is so off his rocker, almost matching his minor league best power numbers this year. Sano is a plus plus power prospect hitting in the middle of the order

                    • Grey

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                      Kinda about needs at this point

  141. Randy says:
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    Grey, help me up with some keepers.

    Roto league, 10 team, 5 keepers per year. Need to choose out of this:

    Tulo, Rendon, Harper, Bryant, Scherzer, Bumgarner, Jacoby, Freeman, Cargo, Lester, Hamilton.

    I’m leaning towards Tulo, Rendon, Harper, Bryant and Scherzer.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for now

  142. andfog99 says:
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    Rest of Season: Severino or Taijuan Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  143. LittleJoeyCora says:
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    Thanks for fine Monday read, Grey!

    Thinking about(grudgingly) trading my Stanton for some immediate help down the stretch. In 1st place, want to ensure a championship this year. Can you rank the following players as trade targets, giving up my beloved Stanton? (15 team, 5 player keeper forever)

    – Arenado
    – Machado
    – Rizzo
    – Bryant
    – Donaldson

    Or if there are any other targets you think are fair/worthwhile, feel free to throw em out. Thanks again!

    • LittleJoeyCora says:
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      @: Guess I should add – 5×5 Rotiss league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Donaldson, Rizzo, Arenado, Machado

      • LittleJoeyCora says:
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        @Grey: Thanks much, Do the rankings change at all if you’re combining ROS value along WITH keeper value?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what I gave you

          • LittleJoeyCora says:
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            @Grey: Ok cool thanks. After re-reading my post it kindof sounded like I was asking for ROS.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  144. Paul says:
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    someone is offering me hanley, and I have johnny peralta right now for SS, should I try to make a trade with him by giving him peralta and an additional pitcher.

    how high should I go on my pitcher to get hanley or should I just keep prelate
    my pitchers are fires, quintana, nelson, hendricks, shoemaker, jon gray, and henry Owens that I am willing to give up from who i think is best to worst.. also he loves keepers and young players so I could try to give him those guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not ask them what pitchers they’d take?

  145. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Salazar or Richards for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  146. SpecialFNK says:
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    better power numbers the rest of the season, Teixeira or Granderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tex

  147. George Bell says:
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    Is Joc safe to drop in 5×5 roto redraft? At this point he is on my bench and I could use the spot but can’t afford my competition to catch his rebound if it’s coming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it, but you do what ya gotta

  148. Brett says:
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    Grey would you trade cueto Pederson and box for Kershaw and Blackmon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  149. Bread N Mustard says:
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    Alcides Escobar or Francisco Lindor (Redraft league)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  150. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I was hurting at 1B in our 10 Team H2H Points League with Miggy Cabrera on the DL, so I traded Harper and Wacha for Goldy. I may have given a little too much, but I was always waiting for the hammer to fall with Wacha, and Goldy is awesome. Let me know your thoughts. I will play Miggy at 3B when he returns.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  151. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Odor or longoria for my utility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  152. Nightpandas says:
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    Was offered Hanley and Hammel for my Tulo…keeper league but also going for it this year….would drop J Ross or Jungmann

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Tulo…

  153. poundsand says:
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    i was offered kershaw, mccutchen, encarnacion
    for trout, braun and syndergaard

    currently 1st or 2nd in all 5 offensive cats
    1st in K’s but middle of the pack in other pitching cats

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

  154. Gareth says:
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    Definately some funny names have emerged in MLB the last few weeks:

    Ehire Adrianza (sounds like a self employed online prostitute).

    Adonis Garcia (Adonis – the Greek demi-god of beauty and desire).

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/images/players/head_shot/611177.jpg NOPE

    Richie Shaffer (if his first name isn’t dubious enough, his last name sounds like a verb. And not a good one).

    And obviously Mikie Mahtook – Gloriously covered by Grey earlier.
    I am a little concerned however that when I typed in his last name, my phone changed it to “Mahmood.” Oh no! I’m bugged. Call Claire Danes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  155. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Saying it here first, ROS – David Peralta: 13 HRs, 26Rs, 44 RBIs, 7 SBs, .310.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Also, were you as let down by Afu-Ra’s follow up albums after appearing on Wrath of the Math?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haven’t really followed Afu-Ra

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Honestly, Afu-Ra could be your buddy’s name and you’re just messing with me, don’t know him

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Grey: You mentioned Jeru the Damaja in the podcast, Afu-Ra was like his protégé.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh, fo reals? Don’t remember him at all…I just liked Jeru’s one album from the 90s…Not the queens, but what?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Will have to listen to it in a few, I’m in an Atmosphere groove right now

            • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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              @Grey: Da Bitchez. Lol. I had a hiphop tv show during my undergrad, and various record labels would send me VHS tapes with random underground hiphop videos. I found Jeru, Afu-Ra, The Coup and Goodie Mob through them.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nice! Do you have those VHS tapes still? That would be a solid keepsake that your wife would prolly like to throw away!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ROS? Wow, that would be huge

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I’m sure he will be waiver wire fodder in 3 weeks, but dude’s batting cleanup, after Goldy and Pollack. If he gets the ABs could see him helping a lot of teams.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sneaky solid value, for sure

  156. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Grey!

    The saves are awesome… but the faces are getting ugly.

    12 team H2H. No holds

    Roster: Familia/ Chapman/ Tolleson / K Rod/ Ramos

    Drop any for Osuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Ramos

  157. Tom says:
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    My Kipnis on the DL. The good news is that I have a HUGE lead in my H2H league (w/OBP). I think I can actually still finish with a 1st round bye in our playoffs even if I keep him in the MI slot. I currently have Strasburg in the DL slot, with Springer on the bench without any other bench slots available. The question is, do I leave him there?

    I don’t think the Indians are motivated to rush him back and if he comes back for the playoffs I wonder if they will play him every day and whether he will continue to rake coming off a shoulder injury. Add that to the fact that he has a tough schedule during our playoffs – (4vKC, 3vCHW, [email protected], [email protected]). I could drop him for 1 of the following (playoff schedule in parens) all of whom I would expect to be picked up by another team soon:

    Rendon ([email protected], 4vMIA, 3vBAL, 3vPHI)
    Kendrick (3vCOL, 3vPIT, 4vARI, [email protected])
    Kang (3vCHC, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]) – will Mercer be back by mid Sept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  158. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Which do you prefer Carrasco/Odor or Gio Gonzalez/Longoria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo, it’s fair

  159. greg says:
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    Hmm. Someone just dropped Pillar, probably in reaction to Revere trade, though I heard he won’t lose playing time…Cola will. A week ago you were lauding him….you still high on him? Over say, Michael Taylor, who just can’t seem to get that average up….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Taylor

      • greg says:
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        @Grey: Okay….you also said you liked Taylor over Reddick, earlier, and I’m not disagreeing….but Taylor goes in streaks and is still around .247.

        Do you feel his average is bound to improve? Obviously the power/speed combo is awesome…but….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tomato-tomahto, if you prefer Reddick for power, go for it… Reddick is a platoon player though

          • greg says:
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            @Grey: He doesn’t play vs. lefties? That does matter to me….cannot stand that….messes up your planning…well, J-Foh spooked me into picking sano back up so …. I play with 2 of unless Betts makes it back early.

            ;)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, gotcha

  160. bossmanjunior says:
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    10 team h2h limited moves for season

    1) Need a replacement for Kipnis: Odor, DJ L, Phillips, Walker, Lawrie, Hernandez

    2) Corresponding move….only one DL spot so I either need to drop Matz or Nola. Last I heard, Matz through off flat ground today but there isn’t any schedule for his return except that early September is most likely.

    Here is my offense for context:

    C McCann 1B Tex 2B Kipnis 3B Donaldson SS Desmond OF Trout OF Marte OF Cespedes UTL Ortiz BN Soler

    Kipnis was a valuable source for steals on my team but I am willing to take best overall player.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor… Matz

  161. PB&J says:
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    Looking for a MI to replace Kipnis. Who do you like: Rosario, Gregorious, Lowrie, Saladino, Or Schoop? I’m planning on just riding the hot hand with a full time gig so Didi seems to be the guy for me.

    • PB&J says:
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      @PB&J: i forgot to add Lawrie to this bunch of misfits

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saladino

  162. chris says:
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    Was all set to drop tyson Ross for Corbin and then McCullers self destructed. Is Ross still the one to drop or is McCullers for ROS. or should I hold. H2h pts league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose McCullers

  163. MarvPesos

    to Corbin or not to Corbin says:
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    Grey,
    10-team, h2h keeper (keep 12)
    I have Revere/Granderson & Polanco manning my Util & OF spot.
    Would you drop any of those guys for :
    Belt, Duda, Eaton, Kang, Corbin, Estrada, Hendricks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Revere for Duda and Corbin

  164. Jerry says:
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    Grey, Choo or Santana ros? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  165. Marlon Turd says:
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    There’s an owner with kipnis in my league who needs a 2B. I have Odor, Rendon, and Zobrist. What type of trade do your recommend? I am looking for a pitcher. He has Kluber, Salazar, DeGrom, Garrett Richards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar for Zobrist?

  166. Boomer19 says:
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    Do I hang onto Fiers or lose him for Owens? Or John Gray? Thanks.

  167. John coakley says:
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    Castillo or be patient and wait for span?

  168. Bob says:
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    With McCullers getting optioned, who’s the best pickup to replace him? I know he might come back up in 10 days but I don’t want to wait. Or should I considering the options available? 6×6 Roto with QS. Thanks!

    Heaney
    Latos
    Giles (don’t need saves necessarily but he’s out there)

    • Bob says:
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      Severino is also available. I have a pretty ridiculous rotation so this would be the last arm in the rotation for me. Thanks!

  169. Bob says:
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    Panik goes down, is Duffy a decent replacement?

  170. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Another Kipnis question. These guys are all available: Solarte, Deshields, Forsythe, Kendrick, Phillips, Paredes, Herrera, and Schoop.

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