Albert Almora was called up yesterday by the Cubs, and he’s the latest barely in-his-20s, big-time Cubs prospect.  Albert Almora also anagrams to Barrel T. Alamo, who’d be great as a San Antonian oil man villain.  “Remember my wrath, Walker, Texas Ranger!  Now hand me my seersucker suit, and, yes, I’m in my underwear because I just bedded your wife and daughter together.  I dig holes for a living!”  So, Almora’s up while Jorge Soler mends his broken hamstring, and Almora’s ready to get all that and a cup of coffee.  Or is it bring Maddon a cup of coffee?  Well, he’s here for his cup of coffee.  And Maddon says he’ won’t play every day.  And, Part II, And There’s More!, I still grabbed him in two leagues.  He’s basically a young Dexter Fowler.  I will call him Dexter Chick.  In Triple-A, he had 3 HRs, 10 SBs, .318 average in 55 games.  He could see action here and there, and might provide a few steals.  In most leagues, he’s not worth grabbing yet, unless you’re like me and can’t resist rookie nookie.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jerad Eickhoff – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. the Cubs, ERA down to 3.68.  If you would’ve started Eickhoff yesterday, he would’ve shat the bed.  Not due to the voodoo that you do, but due to doodoo you make.  You’re a doodoo maker.  Someone needs to be honest with you.  Add Eickhoff to another Phillies pitcher that is aces at home (also Velasquez).  Eickhoff’s ERA at home is 2.12.  Away, it’s 6.41.

Ryan Howard – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer.  No, this should’ve been the other 1st baseman with two first names!

Jameson Taillon – Was called up to start today.  If your reaction right now is, “Damn, I should’ve picked up Taillon when Grey told me to buy him.  Also, I wonder if Grey shaves his legs.”  What?!  Why are you thinking about my legs?  Creep!  Well, yeah, you should’ve grabbed Taillon when I told you, so don’t make the same mistake with A.J. Reed.  As for whether Taillon will stay up after today, I haven’t the foggiest, which is not the same as Chone Figgins giving it his all, that’s the Figgiest.

Francisco Liriano – Had his start pushed back to Saturday.  Can we agree on a Saturday in September and let Taillon pitch?

Starling Marte – Left the first game of the DH with ankle discomfort.  Prayer decagon anyone?

Jon Niese – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Whatever, Taillon will no longer grow cold in the shadow of your nose like Barbara Hersey in Beaches!

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-7, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 10th homer in the first game.  And that was one of the better hitting performances in the doubleheader.  No, you don’t even deserve to be abbreviated as a DH, because you, doubleheader, were awful for hitting.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners , 9 Ks, ERA at 2.80.  He’s the most yawnstipating under-3 ERA pitcher I’ve ever owned.  For the record, I’ve never owned Marco Estrada though.  See, gotta be straight with you like George Michael in the 80s and 90s, but not George Michael in the 2000s.

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs as he was activated from the DL.  Whelcome bhack!

Mike Leake – 6 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.22 vs. John Lamb – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.74.  Leake was doomed to fail against Lamb.  A Leake is way too subtle of a flavor for the gaminess of Lamb.  Don’t make me get a Top Chef winner on the podcast again to convince you.  Aw shizz, Throwback Wednesday!  It’s not just for those relatives who can’t wait until Thursday to embarrass you on Facebook.  “Wasn’t Jeffrey the cutest?!”

Adam Duvall – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, and 25th homer in the past month.  On our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, Duvall has been more valuable than Ryan Braun, Paul Goldschmidt and Lorenzo Cain.

Joey Votto – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer as he hit this game-winning homer off Kevin Siegrist.  How do I know such facts?  Am I omnipresent?  Do I even know what omnipresent means?  I know because I just picked up Siegrist.  Way to bring down the ratios!

Billy Hamilton – 3-for-3 and a slam (2) and legs (14, 15).  I wonder if he’s ever not gotten a legs when he’s gotten a slam.  I don’t wonder enough to take the 45 seconds to research it.  The Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it), doesn’t need research!

Tony Cingrani – 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his fifth blown save.  Which makes him still the best Reds’ reliever!

Buster Posey – Sat out yesterday after jarring his thumb on a swing.  Was it jammed?  What a Smucker.

Jarrett Parker – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  A hot schmotato is rising out of the ashes of the Manbird.

Santiago Casilla – 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA up to 2.74.  Has now given up runs in his past two appearances.  It could be nothing, but you know my little vulture fingers went looking for Hunter Strickland and Cory Gearrin in all of my leagues.

Rubby de la Rosa – Dr. James Andrews determined Rubby didn’t need Tommy John surgery.  He viewed Rubby’s MRI results from Punta Cana after the results went through a fax machine that was supposed to get new toner in 1994.  Don’t count out a second opinion telling Rubby he needs surgery.  That 2nd opinion being a sober Dr. James Andrews.  For now, Rubby will rehab, aiming to return in August.

Zack Greinke – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA down to 3.84.  He started May with a 5.50 ERA and has since dumped correction fluid all over his stats like he’s in the Michael Nesmith family and Liquid Paper grows on trees.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .272.  Au Shizz!

Jake Lamb – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .268.  Yes, Lamb and Au Shizz have been relatively the same thus far.  Good Lamby, bad Goldy.

Evan Longoria – Didn’t start yesterday with “total body soreness.”  Damn, that’s next level pussification.  “Not even my little toesies felt fresh.”  That’s Longoria.

Khris Davis – Will see a doctor about finger numbness.  Yikes, that doesn’t sound good.  Hopefully he accidentally fell asleep with his hand in the freezer.

Danny Valencia – Didn’t start yesterday due to a stomach bug.  I hope it was a ladybug, they’re cute.

Billy Butler – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Ooh, idea for an All-Star pre-game contest for fans!  Trying to find a ladybug on Billy Butler’s stomach.  Find it, and win a house!  “No!  That’s a freckle!”

Zach Davies – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, ERA at 4.29.  JB brought Davies up in yesterday’s podcast and that was the point when I realized I was unable to stop us from becoming a “Brewers and Other Stuff” podcast.

Chris Carter – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer.  Hopefully Chris Carter isn’t in your ex-files.  You know, the manila folder of printed-out player pages for guys you dropped and now curse.

Leonys Martin – May return on Friday.  Or as it shall be known, Leondays.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer.  And thus it begins.  23 homers by July 1st?  Over?  Under?  Push?  Kick?  Coast?

Wade Miley – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.27.  Incredibly, I streamed him this week after dodging the catastrophe of his last start vs. the Padres.  Cool story, brah.  Any hoo!  Miley’s a streamer that’s risky even in good matchups.

Yan Gomes – Out after getting a *crosses legs* testicular bruise.  *swallows* Um, yeah, hopefully he bounces back from this jockular sphincteritis in, um, short order.  Okay, can we move on?  This is painful to think about.

Julio Urias – 4 IP, 1 ER.  Nice long relief appearance starting in the 1st inning.  Too bad I wasted a game start on this.  I’m sure Urias will be great at some point in his career.  Could be a top ten starter.  He is not there now.  I have since dropped him.  The Dodgers are using such kid gloves they can’t even tie their own shoes and are treating Urias like he can’t tie his either.

Justin Turner – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I don’t think Turner is anything close to the guy he showed last year, but I do think he’s better than this hitter he’s shown this year.  I.e., cyclops him.

Trayce Thompson – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Just when you think he’s going cold, he hits a walk-off bomb-dropper in the ninth.  Is it weird I just want Adam Duvall, Trayce Thompson and Eduardo Nunez on all of my teams and no one else?

Starlin Castro – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and 2nd in as many days.  He can sense that you dropped him (no, he can’t).  He can (not really).  Seriously (not seriously).

Carlos Beltran – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 2nd in as many days.  Beltran’s going to get to 25 HRs with a .270 average, which will lead to someone next year drafting him, getting to about the first week of April and wondering why they drafted Beltran.

Michael Pineda – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.14.  Was cruising through four innings and you were like, “Yeah, Pineda’s troubles are behind him, so glad I picked him up, this is awesome, can’t believe he was on waivers,” then the 5th inning happened and you were like, “Should I drop Pineda for Shoemaker, Fulmer or Taillon?”  Stream-o-Nator likes Pineda’s next start too, but I still don’t trust him.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .300.  Has been fairly unsung so far, like the guy who is on deck to sing at karaoke when they close — that’s the worse! — and Calhoun still has quite a few homers left in his bat.

Joe Smith – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  Smith said he had hamstring issues while Street was DL’d, but Smith wanted to stay in there and get saves.  You, Joe Smith, are a true no-face of SAGNOF.

Tim Lincecum – Says he’ll make one more Triple-A start after being shelled in his last.  He appeared very zen about his struggles.  Or maybe he was just high AF.

Aaron Sanchez – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.91.  Guess I shouldn’t have dropped him.  *steps out on the ledge, watches as an emergency crew inflates a bouncey mat below, sees the inflatable mat is a giant replica of Sanchez’s jersey*  WHY?!  The good news (for me) is no one else picked him up in my league.  Every time I think I’m done with AL East starters, they pull me back in.  Obviously, after a start like yesterday, Sanchez should be owned.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Two hits in two straight games.  Get off the water, Jesus, we got a new miracle in town!

Dallas Keuchel – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.44.  Two starts ago, he gave up 2 ER.  Last start, 3 ER.  This start, 4 ER.  SAT Question of the Day, what is he going to give up in his next start?  If you answered five, you’re wrong.  He’s gonna face the Rays, should be a solid start.  (Watch him now give up five runs.)

Carlos Gomez – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in the last three days.  Carlos Gomez Owner Who Dropped Him In May, “But I needed room to pick up Derek Dietrich for that one day he was hot.”

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .310.  What happened to Ian “I can’t hit .220” Desmond?  I mean, yes, his middle name was a bit clunky, but where did that guy go?

Carlos Rodon – Will be skipped this week due to discomfort he’s causing his fantasy owners.  Wait, I might be reading that wrong.  Meh, that’s the general gist, which as you know was my high school band.  General Gist’s lead single was, “Wanna Go To Prom?  Get In Line!”  We had real punk attitude.  With neck discomfort for Rodon, the time to start looking elsewhere is here.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Valuable lesson for me:  When trading with Prospector Ralph, beware the Wrath of Ralph.  Geez, Frazier can hit .221 all over my face if he’s going to hit 50 homers this year.

Joe Ross – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.92.  Not sure if he should have club music intro’ing him or “Got Clubbed” music.

Anthony Rendon – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  After the game, Dusty said, “And you thought we needed Trea,” then, when reminded Trea was to replace Espinosa (1-for-5, 1 RBI) not Rendon, Dusty shrugged, muttered and moved on.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-5 and two homers (8, 9).  Wow, if Adam Duvall wasn’t surface of the sun hot, I’d say Nunez was the hottest schmotato in the league.  For now, Nunez will have to remain the 2nd hottest schmotato.  Still a very prestigious honor.  Better than Time Person of the Year, really.

Robbie Grossman – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Usually he’s gross, man, but he’s hitting over-.350 in the last week.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .211.  Good for bowling, not so good for baseball.  He has been better recently.  Though, better is around .220 in the last week.  It’s better!

Yordano Ventura – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.32.  I have him in one league where I haven’t started him in over a month.  I would’ve dropped him but it’s one of these leagues with no waivers.  That Ventura is owned in more than 50% of ESPN leagues is beyond baffling.  It’s beyffling, which is also the condition many find themselves in after watching Lemonade.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer.  You win, Trumbo, just stop now, please.

Hyun-soo Kim – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .378.  Hyun-sooooooooo hot!  Has not faced any lefties, but there’s a lot less of those weirdos, so, yes, Kim is worth owning.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .243.  Wow, had no idea he had that many homers.  Not really a terrible season thus far for Jones.  I mean, not great, but that’s a hot streak away from his usual .270, 27-homer pace.

Chris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Here’s a guy that is overdue for one of his patented 14 homer months.  He patented it, Trumbo, so pay him a nickel!

Manny Machado – Know how Malcolm Gladwell talks about the epidemic of teenaged suicide in the South Pacific in The Tipping Point?  Basically, one popular kid commits suicide, then in the next few years dozens of kids do, as a sad form of follow the leader.  Well, with that in mind, maybe, just maybe, if we are lucky, Rougned Odor’s punch heard ’round the smugshot of Bautista will instigate dozens of more fights.  Please, let that be the case.  Yesterday, “Macho” Mannny Machado took on Yordano “The Scrawny Body” Ventura in a pretty boring match.  Looked like a lot of 3rd grade ‘Hold me back’s while neither really wanting to get to the other.  Yordano got lucky, Venturas have not historically faired well in mound fights.  Machado will definitely be suspended for multiple games and Ventura will continue to piss off the entire league with his fur boa and arm wrestling challenges of Ivan Putski.

  1. schtickball says:
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    make baseball fun again. more fights.

  2. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    Ventura’s thrown at Machado and Trout in the past year. I wonder if mlb might make an example of him because he keeps #$%#ing with their sacred cows?

    Also, Machado’s a bit of a hot head. I love him, though. But I’d hate to take the last blooming onion curl when he was at the table.

  3. SWAT290 says:
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    Ventura just wanted to “ass” him a few questions…

    • Roger Dorn says:
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      breath mint?

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    So grateful for all your gr8 advice! Got 3 HRs yesterday from my ragtag offense. Of course, they were from gifts in the gift basket you sent – aka the hottest and second hottest shmotatoes on the planet.

    Going to the field again and will be out the day after, so…

    a. For today

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 8)

    Horatio: So,that’s Nikki Beck.
    Tripp: Yes,quite the young celebrity.
    Horatio: It looks like she was electrocuted in the middle of her own party.
    Tripp: Well,she was famous for being famous.
    Horatio: All eyes trained on her every move. All (queue the sunglasses) except her last one.

    b. For tomorrow

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (June 9)

    Attorney: The Prosecution calls Antonio Riaz.
    Bailiff: Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth?
    Attorney: You’re a Mala Noche member, correct, Mr. Riaz?
    Riaz: Yeah.
    Attorney: And yet, you’re testifying against them. Couldn’t that get you killed?
    Riaz: I need to do the right thing.
    Attorney: Is this the gun you gave to Mr. Sifuentes?
    Sifuentes: You’re a dead man, Riaz! You hear me? A dead man!
    Attorney: I ask you again. Is this the gun?
    Riaz: I-I-I’m not sure.
    Attorney: You’re saying this isn’t the gun?
    Riaz: No, I-I don’t think it is.
    Attorney: But you stated to detectives that it was, Mr. Riaz.
    Riaz: Can-Can I see it again? Maybe, maybe I didn’t see it right.
    Horatio: Head’s up! Security 911! Bailiff! Code 73. Security, Courtroom 12, stat.
    Sifuentes: Lieutenant Caine.
    Horatio: You help me and I’ll help you.
    Sifuentes: You’re already dead, brother.
    Horatio: (queue the sunglasses) Join the club.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Peter Reilly says:
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      @Ante GALIC:
      Cue:
      A signal (as a word, phrase, or bit of stage business) to a performer to begin a specific speech or action.

      Queue:
      A line of people who are waiting for something.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Peter Reilly: Peter Reilly, are you a Ted Cruz supporter?

        • Scott says:
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          @Mrs.Featherbottom: It’s important to have your sunglasses in a line.

        • Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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          @Mrs.Featherbottom: To the back of the cue with ewe, Mr Fingerbottom!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Peter Reilly: Damn, Pete! Thank you so much. You’re the first person to mention something!!! Cue! So true. My bad. Will correct from here on out!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Scott says:
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          @Ante GALIC: I like queue. It’s quirky!

        • Peter Reilly says:
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          @Ante GALIC: Yeah keep them coming!

      • Vegans says:
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        @Peter Reilly: HA! I just used that correctly in a sentence a few days ago. I first went with queue, then ‘Q’, then kew (euro influenced)but finally settled with cue. I was drunk and just guessing.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Will take care, thanks for caring.

        a. Next week we have a mission from America coming to join us for a week in Farchana, USA. Their mission is to complete more or less the resettlement process before Sudanese refugees can proceed to the US. After the Americans approve, the last step is the medical exam and then they’re off. Hopefully there will be at least one fantasy baller!

        b. Would you start Taillon today in a 12-team RCL with 180 GS limit? Taillon faces NYM at home (Syndergaard)

        c. Would you start Bradley today in a 12-team RCL with 180 GS limit? Bradley faces TB at home (Odorizzi). Am thinking for Ks and win potential could be good because you know Odorizzi will give up at least 2-3 HRs in Chase.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I Googled Farchana, Chad, and it looks beautiful… So, um, sandy. B. Yes C. Yup

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            Thanks for the effort! I was shocked to see how much greenery there actually is. On the descent to N’Djamena, you can definitely see where all the river beds are (completely dried up!) / were. During the rainy season, somewhere from July 1 to end of August/September, these same river beds fill up. Of course, with the river beds dried up during the dry season most roads run through the river beds. Unfortch, during the rainy season, most people get stuck in the silt-like terrain in these river beds and get totally ambushed of everything because they are literally stuck in the mud. Can’t wait for the rainy season to end and it hasn’t even started!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sometimes you gotta wonder if everyone wouldn’t be better off getting shipped to Indiana

              • Ante GALIC says:
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                @Grey: Grey!

                I know you’ve heard it before, but just by using your in-season advice I’m 3rd in Ks, 2nd in WHIP and ERA and have a share of 4th in RBIs and a share of 5th in R (!!!!!) and HRs (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). Am in 3rd place in THAT RCL!! Thanks a ton for making it so exciting but the formula is pretty simple.

                a. Follow Grey’s advice
                b. Put the ego aside

                Frank Voila!

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice! Frank Voila!

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    C Gomez or Trayce
    Beef Welington, Norris or J McCann

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Trayce….Beef

      • Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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        @Grey: “Trayce Beef” sounds like the content of those British McDonald’s burgers. Worried at all about the beef continuing to lose AB’s to Her Man?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, not really

        • Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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          @Odor’s Odor-izzi spray: last 10 games, Beef has started 6, and her man has started 4

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    Would you trade… Urias $1 or Giolito $6 for Ceuto $14? Cueto is in the last year and Urias and Giolito can be kept for this year and next at the same salary and then will be $15-20 for the next 3-4 years. I’m in win now mode but still worry about giving up 3-4 years of a top SP for a half year rental. Do I pull the trigger?

    • Wild Thing says:
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      @Wild Thing:

      Oh and if you would make the deal, which one would you trade? Urias and Giolito. Giolito is $5 more a year but I have plenty of cap space so that’s not as big a deal as it could be.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wild Thing: Trade Urias. Might be a while before he is a top pitcher. Win now.

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks – I did the deal!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Wild Thing: if you’re not playing fantasy baseball to win then what are you playing for?

      • Navi says:
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        @Bye Felica: Something to do on a Friday night?

      • Wild Thing says:
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        @Bye Felica:

        Well it’s to win but the question is winning over what time period. So here’s what I did… I traded Urias $3 (not $1 as I thought by mistake) for Johnny Cueto $14 for this year. Then I traded Taijuan Walker $21 for 3 years for Chris Archer $11 for this year only. So net-net, I moved Urias and Walker for Cueto and Archer. I’m in win-now mode so I feel like this was a smart move. Thanks for your help!

  7. Mike says:
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    As always, great read!

    1. I have 3 total bench spots with Trea occupying one. Should I hold him till he ‘s called up again? While I’m at it, is Buxton worth a pick up?

    2. Are the regression fairies coming to visit Gio Gonzelez or just chalk it up to a couple bad outings?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Mike: Turner isn’t worth anything this year because Dusty is a Douchebag. Take Bux

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks! 1. Agree with BF 2. They’ve already visited, no?

      • Mike Schenk says:
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        @Grey: thanks! I actually just accepted an offer: I trade Gio and I get Matt Harvey. I think the dark knight is on the rise.

        • Grey

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          Nice trade

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    Grey:
    Huge Cubs fan so been following Almora for quite sometime. He’s the best defensive outfield by far in the system. So he probably comes into games as defensive replacement. He might get a start now and then but I don’t think he gets that many at bats. His bat finally starting to show life I think he’s a 10-12 Hr bat at best in a few years probably could steal 25sbs. Yeah so you should resist, for now.

    • Grey

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      @Robert: He’s starting today

  9. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    China Figgins! What a blast from the past. He was the wind beneath my team’s wings in 2007, when I went 4-14-2.
    The math you used on the Duval blurb must have come from schooling at Trump Uni.
    Ventura was throwing mid-90s during his start, fastest pitch was 99, and it was the one that plunked Manny in his ass-neck.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom:I also now know that Chone autocorrects to China.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Really on the MPH? Wow, Ventura’s on another level of douchery

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: He certainly isn’t a nice guy, figuratively speaking. Speaking of Nice Guys, did you ever decide on a term for a pitcher who has solid stats but can never win?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think we came up short on that

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: :(

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t ever want to make you sad, Mrs. Featherbottom

                • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                  @Mrs.Featherbottom: and this thing took me like 10 minutes to make.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No! Not the weird emoticon!

          • Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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            @Grey: how about a Jehovah’s Witness? They put in a lot of leg work but rarely get the win

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, nah

            • LightBlack says:
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              @Odor’s Odor-izzi spray:

              So I just spit out my lunch. There were some baby birds nearby that thought I was there mother for a minute. The internet has been won today and I was there to witness it.

  10. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Fun fact! A couple of weeks ago, during my work league softball game, Malcolm Gladwell retrieved a foul ball and masterfully tossed it back over the 15 ft fence before walk-jogging off into the sunset. The whole thing happened in a Blink!

  11. Chadaristic says:
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    In a 10 team dynasty H2H league, should I continue to hold Joc or is he basically just what he is now, low average guy with a little pop that refuses to steal bases?

    I could drop him right now and pick up AJ Reed, Jake Lamb, Jurickson Profar to name a few. Thanks!

    • Chadaristic says:
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      @Chadaristic: in the same league I made a trade last week and I would like to know what you think of it. I traded Matz and Jose Abreu for Gerrit Cole. I have Rizzo and Hanley as 1B eligible and I have some concerns about Matz’ ability to stay healthy long term. I think Cole is an ace or at least right on the cusp of it. I probably overpaid by just a little bit, but I think it helps with my roster configuration and barring significant injuries I should be right in the mix for winning the league this year. So what do you think?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chadaristic: Drop him for Reed…Im surprised Reed is available in a Dynasty

      • Chadaristic says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: he was just recently dropped and is currently on waivers. He was dropped because the owner had several guys hit the DL at the same time, so I guess he couldn’t hold him anymore. I’m first in the waiver order, so I’ll be able to get him.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Chadaristic: Yeah id grab him

  12. Tony C says:
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    12 team H2H 10×10..OPS, K/9…my team
    C Ranos
    1b Belt
    2b Profar
    Ss Seager
    3b Valencia
    Of Stanton
    Of Bautista
    Of Marte
    DH Ozuna
    BN Mazara

    SP Cole, Harvey, C-Mart, Tijuan, J Ross, Nelson, Maeda, Shoe and Guerra
    RP Jansen and K-Rod

    Pickup considerations:
    Snell for Shoe or Guerra?
    Bregman or AJ Reed ?

  13. Charles In Charge says:
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    Fulmer for another 4 yrs or Urias for another 3?

      • Charles In Charge says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: would you jump on this trade? Giving Price, Hosmer, and Fulmer to get MadBum, Odor, and Urias. I already have Rizzo and Trumbo and my 2B is Panik

  14. Joint Ventura says:
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    In first place in my 14teamer but my previous relievers (Gregerson, Jeffress, and Vizcaino) were clearly my weak spot so after Gregerson lost the job I flipped Segura (also have Rendon who will now be my everyday 2b and wasn’t really playing him before) for Osuna and traded Melvin, Sanchez and Jeffress for Chapman. Felt like The Fresh Prince may be the best reliever in Milwaukee and I didn’t want to stick around to find out. Winning and losing sides of those deals? rest of my rotation includes JoFer, Thor, Darvish, Harvey, Matz, Taijuan and Archie so Sanchez was only really a SP7 for me anyway and I have Springer, Marte and Mazara in my OF spots so I don’t view Melvin as a huge loss either for what I got, even though the steals are nice. Have Leonys coming back Friday as well so fingers crossed he stays schmotatoing.

  15. Chester says:
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    Man, giving longo the work for missing 1 game. He’s missed only 5 since 2012!

      • Chester says:
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        @Grey: H8r.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me? Never!

  16. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    Drop Urias for Matt Adams, Reed, Thompson, or Carter?

    Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wizard of Oz(una): Depends on league type Keeper/Redraft/Dynasty….Id want Reed

      • Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: sorry, it’s 12-team 5×5 average re-draft.

  17. The Commodore says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m stuck at SP with Salazar being skipped and Archer/Walker/Rodon all disappointing thus far .

    Your thoughts on my Donaldson and Neil Walker for his deGrom, Lorenzo Cain, and Cody Allen?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The Commodore: Seems fair if you can afford to give up the 3b and 2b.

      • The Commodore says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I have Franco to cover 3B and can get Deitrich or Schoop at 2B.

  18. luvdarooks says:
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    5×5 and pitching sucks–I START 6 EACH WEEK–and have:

    Bradley
    Gray
    Gray ( hey like the name …)
    Maeda
    price
    Wainright
    Gausman
    Roark
    Reyes (cards)
    Stroman
    Snell

    THINK DUFFY OR PAXTON WOULD BE BETTER THAN THESE… WHICH 2 P TO DROP THEN? in what order.
    I also think Profar , peralta ( Stl) and REED??..are way better than Deitrich you agree? IF SO WHO TO BID ON OUT OF THESE HITTERS?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @luvdarooks: id want profar. He was the #1 prospect in all of baseball until he got hurt. No idea league structure, just get him

  19. Dusty says:
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    I have Maybin and Heyward rostered with Gomez on waivers. Gotta admit: Maybin in DET looks legit. Thoughts on those 3?

    • K-Rich says:
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      @Dusty: Just piggying back here….Is it time to cut Heyward? The ROS player rater has him at the 19th OF but I just don’t see it….

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Dusty: Maybin, then Heyward (this will likely flip in the next 2 months, but right now, I’m leaning towards the .400 hitter), then Gomez. Gomez looks like post contract Carl Crawford.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dusty: Gomez over Maybin

  20. Micah says:
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    This is perhaps a stupid question but midway through the fantasy regular season and Cutch has been the ultimate letdown. Would you trade him for Kyle Seager and Trayce Thompson?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Micah: I wouldnt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Micah: It’s not unfair if you need 3B, you’ll likely lose the trade

  21. Bob says:
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    Would you cut any of the below for Billy Hamilton?

    Heyward, Profar, Carlos Gomez,

  22. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Great recap as always. Well, it’s the moment we’ve been waiting for. We finally get to Taillon one tonight! Or Taill(one)on tonight! And Yu can pitch later on! Oh, be still my beating fantasy baseball heart.

    Have a great day and see you tomorrow!

  23. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Nice Lupe reference in the Nelson Cruz blurb!

    6×6 H2H with QS

    Is Davies worth holding on to? Next start at home vs Mets. I’m gonna drop either him (and/) or Urias to stream some more this week.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Thanks! Drop Urias

  24. Wallace and DeGromit says:
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    Title reminded me of SNL’s Jeopardy. “I’ll take anal bum cover for 7000” haha.

    I was 20 homers behind 1st place just 15 days ago. Now i’m in sole possession of 1st thanks to Duvall, CSeager, Cruz and Mookie “No mugshot like blaylock” Betts. Razz is consistently keeping me on top in my leagues so thanks for that!

    Solarte just played his 10th game at 2B. Him or Schoop? +OPS roto

  25. Chucky says:
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    What, no Giancarlo blurb? Sub Mendoza line outfielder’s don’t get any love? I think we’re past the “its just a slump” excuses. Yes Virginia it does happen. Can anyone say, Grady Sizemore? Sometimes a guy can lose it justlikethat.

  26. The Toddfather says:
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    in 6×6 OBP SLG and IP QS league, which side:

    Joey Bats or Votto + Jaime

  27. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Context – ESPN, 5X5, head to head, 6 player keeper (no limits)

    My Goldy, Mazara, Profar for his Encarnacion, Bautista and Archer?

    Appreciate all input … thanks

    • Dr Hocker says:
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      @Dr. Sauce: For me?. Keep your guys. But I am a Bautista hater. Archer has great stuff but looks lost

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Dr Hocker:
        Thanks for input Doc! Seemed like a decent haul but honestly was leaning toward keeping my dudes. Just confirming I was not crazy. Would it make any difference to you if it were Rizzo instead of Goldy?

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks! Would it make any difference if it was Rizzo instead of Goldy?
        Would like to use some of my depth to find an upgrade. I have the Odor and picked up Profar when suspension became inevitable. Now can’t let Profar go, although he seemingly has no place to play on my roster. Mazara starts but is my #5 OF. I’m in first place so maybe I should just leave well enough alone:)

          • Dr. Sauce says:
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            @Grey:
            Cheers! Appreciate it!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  28. John says:
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    Billy Hamilton… What the heck? Has he changed anything to disprove the notion that he is a terrible hitter? Am I going to regret dropping him for Napoli two weeks ago? I drafted him in my 5×5 h2h hoping he would ‘steal’ me the category each weak but I couldn’t take the dehabilitating lack of production elsewhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Two weeks don’t disprove anything

  29. Rbid for her pleasure says:
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    In a keep forever league roto scoring would you trade Mazara and Ian Desmond for Donaldson. Thanks in advance.

  30. Fungazi says:
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    Gray has terrorized the Padres this season, but do you stream him at home against them?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Fungazi: Id stream A ball pitchers vs San Diego

  31. Bye Felica says:
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    Now all I ask is for TRUMBO TO FALL OFF OF A MOUNTAIN!

    Please….. just….staph…….IT!!!!!!!!!!

  32. MarkDeezNutz says:
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    who’s the better OF for the rest of the season? Buxton or Carlos Gomez?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @MarkDeezNutz: Gimmie Bux
      No pressure, Twins aren’t playing for anything. Houston is ( or think they are)

  33. Todd says:
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    Grey!

    I love that you brought up Michael Nesmith. He’s the coolest Monkee, and he’s almost as cool as Reggie Roby.

    So I’ve got Rodon (and Matz and Walker, I call them the Grey Triplets because you ranked them all right next to each other). How likely is it that Rodon puts things back together and has a great second half like last year?

    Thanks!
    Todd

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Todd: i wouldn’t bet on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Todd: No one’s as cool as Reggie Roby… Serious concerns on Rodon, appears lost

    • Scott says:
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      @Todd: I love how Nesmith always wears his hat, even in disguise.

      • Todd says:
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        @Scott: Yes!

  34. Bye Felica says:
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    Fun fact

    I’ve doubled my money playing DFS every day for the last week. Want to know my strategy? Pay me $199 annually for my free lineups and hints.

    *Idiots in my Twitter inbox trying to sell me a system that is no different than the one I use.

    It’s called, set lineup, get lucky, win. Set line up, get unlucky, lose.

    What a concept eh?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Bye Felica: okay so it’s not a fun fact, no idea why it typed that lol

    • William Hung says:
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      @Bye Felica: Let me make one edit…

      Spend hundreds of dollars on different variations of lineups, get lucky, win.
      Spend hundreds of dollars on different variations of lineups, get unlucky, lose.

  35. knucks says:
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    HT is pretty gaga over Khris Davis tonight. Hopefully he’s in the lineup. Saw that he was up to PH last night so that was somewhat encouraging. That could have also been a decoy/game within the game thing.

    I’m sure the A’s don’t play the Brewers again this year (JB would know). Feel bad for the guy, cause you know he wants to face the team that traded him away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Yeah, he didn’t sound bad last I heard

  36. 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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    I can’t decide how I feel about giving up Frazier, Hosmer and Nola for Altuve and Franco a few weeks ago. I need a second half breakdown from Frazier again, or I may end up regretting.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @‘Saul Gooood, Man: I traded Trumbo, Nola, Matz, and Fraizer for Stanton, Cain, And Colome

      It’s all part of the game. Sometimes it pays off sometimes it doesn’t.

      • 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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        @Bye Felica: Yeah I feel ya. Still plenty of time to tell. Best of luck to you.

  37. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Chris Carter’s double dongs were on my bench. This is like that time your girlfriend and kind of cute friend got drunk and made out…but you had already passed out and missed it. Trystbegone!

  38. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Morning all!

    Do you still think worth buying low on Archer?

    14 team 5×5 roto, been asked to name a price for Archer.

    I’ve offered him a few choices i’m happy with.

    But also thinking of these two – Do either of these actually count as buying low or should I hold?

    AJ Reed + Ryan Madson for Archer
    G Stanton (for C Seager + Archer)

    Thanks as always….

  39. danny almonte says:
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    Google height weight search showed me Yordano is 5’11”, 180 lb. And Machado is 6’2″, 180 lb.

    Wut??? Manny has to have 30 lb on Yordano. Other sites have him at 185. I wouldve guessed 200+. And sub 170 for Yordano.

    Anyways, carry on lol

  40. THAT down on Rodon? Has been far from spectacular, but not awful; as we’ve hoped for gradual improvement & the Ks. Achy neck seems minor. SP’s a stressful job. At this point, would Paxton have more upside ROS? & can I throw in fellow agita generating Velasquez? Does Rodon, Velasquez, Paxton remain the ranking?
    Big General Gist fan by the way. Was that pre-mustache? Preceded the internet and never saw them live.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Haha…You spotted out flyers on a telephone pole and checked us out? Rodon has a 4.41 ERA and 1.50 WHIP, oy! Pax, Velas

  41. Dr Hocker says:
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    Anyone else notice how the guys with the good right hand lead also have ears that look like a taxi going down the street with both doors open?

  42. Sideshow says:
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    Better handcuff Strickland or Gearrin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sideshow: Kinda between both, lean Gearrin for today

  43. alps says:
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    Great Read
    My pitching SUCKS!!
    What pitchers would I be able to target with Tulo
    He should come off the DL this weekend.
    IS Greinke a stretch?

    • Dr Hocker says:
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      @alps: He probably is after these last 2 starts

      • Bogaerts Turner Overdrive says:
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        @Dr Hocker:

        He would have been before these last two starts too. I don’t place much stock in Tulo these days and Greinkes track record is way more consistent and productive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alps: Seems like a stretch

      • alps says:
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        any suggestions on who i could trade him for.
        I know his value is down right now and I should wait but looking to deal now
        thanks

  44. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    10-team H2H w/ OPS + QS. Desperately need stable pitching and Blackmon isn’t running much. Is Nola + Kang enough return on Charlie B. or should I aim higher?

  45. Juan says:
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    Kepper League 12 teams H2H
    Need some help! fighting to get to the 6th spot and get to the playoffs.
    im 10.5 games out.
    My pitching is terrible – Harvey, Tanaka, Mccullers, Gausmen – Iglesias on the DL

    I have Too Many OF – Mazara, Cain, Cespedes, Herrera, Valencia, Maybin, Brantley.

    Fair Deal – Lorenzo Cain for J.Ross Matz or Carasco Salazar or Salazar Ross.

    thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juan: Sounds fair

  46. Scott says:
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    FUN FACT! Albert Almora is also the spell for opening locks.

  47. RonnieMatt says:
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    Who would you rather start tonight Tillman, Archie Bradley, or Tallion in a points league? Also I’m thinking of dropping Tillman or trading him because he has hit his highest point. Thoughts?

  48. Scott says:
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    Why is everyone excited about starting Taillon against Syndergaard?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: Rookie nookie bro, all the rage.

      Also maybe the 10.17 K/BB rate in AAA this year?

      If you only care about wins then I get your thought. But would you be upset with a QS tonight from a guy you stashed? Most guys would be pretty excited about that, but I guess depends on your league.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Scott: NYM haven’t hit well lately, and thor isn’t bumgarner when it comes to hitting.

  49. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, Gattis or Hundley ROS? 8 category weekly league (obp, r, xbh, homers, tb, k, steals & rbi). Gattis will get an extra game or two a week since he can dh so I figure he’s a better bet even though he can go on pretty long cold streaks.

  50. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    “Bochy expressed his faith in Casilla” –> closer change -acomin!

    Do we have a Glossary term for when a coach publicly reaffirms his faith in a struggling closer (who will inevitably be replaced in short order)?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Bochy “renewed his vows” with Casilla last night, signalling that his relationship with Santiago is on the outs.

        Blame all the reality TV my wife and I end up watching, but whenever people renew their vows on TV, they split up like 3 episodes later!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  51. bobhadababyitsaboy says:
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    Time to move on from Cutch? OF is solid with Betts Polanco Yelich and Fowler. Pitching has been bad who would be a fair pitcher to move him for? Or just hold and hope?

  52. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Yo Yo Grey! Great write-ups the last few weeks. Almost spit out my spit when I read the “inflatable mat is a giant replica of Sanchez’s jersey” line. Good stuff.

    I’ve had Snell and Glasnow taking up bench spots all year. And AJ Reed taking up another for over a month now. I can’t wait for just one of these guys to deliver and the “NA” disappears next to their names.

    Serious life question: Is it weird if I carry a picture of Altuve around in my wallet? The picture is 8X10 and framed and doesn’t really fit in my wallet. I just use the wallet to hold the picture so I don’t get fingerprints on the glass.

  53. papasmurf says:
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    While conjecture… I think Justin Turner may have changed his supplements… maybe he’s even on a certain list.

  54. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Where’s the basenji guy? I learned more yesterday than I did in four years of college….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Prolly on to the next site that pops up in his feed from a Google alert for basenji… Wait, that could be us again

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I love the idea of somebody out in cyberspace going around to comment boards enlightening the masses about basenjis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, It was a drive by Basenji info drop

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Yup

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahaha

  55. bigbear says:
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    Rack ’em and stack ’em: Smyly, Guerra, Davies, Rodon.

    Has Rodon proven that he’s streamer fodder in a 12 team H2H?

  56. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Good Morning Grey!

    I started Eickhoff and dodged the bullet. I’m gonna let it ride and start VV. I kinda have to with none of my guys going twice this week against the other team’s 9 starts.

    NL-Only H2H OBP
    A) Loney or Scooter for the next month or so?
    B) My open pitching spot for Neris or Bolsinger’s next two starts (@SF and home vs. MIL)

    Thanks!!

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I’m growing frustrated with Neris putting so many guys on base the last several games, and thought maybe Loney gets more run production than Scooter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  57. William Hung says:
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    First Salazar and now Marte – I need to pray hard!!!

  58. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Shoemaker or Roark?

  59. Chronic Rosterbator says:
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    Good morning G,

    Great stuff as always. Couple thoughts. The guy I’m in a matchup this week with sonovabenched carter last night. Thank god. But also got that rediculous start from neise. Can’t have everything nice I suppose.

    Second thought is Joc Pederson. I kept him in a keeper league using your advice. Since then I have transformed my team by making some nice trades and pickups (Mazara)

    12 team keep 7 ops league. Qs and ops are extra cats with the standard 5×5.

    Potential keepers as of today

    Bryant fraizer hosmer Franco Mazara Reed gattis berrios degrom Salazar Aaron Sanchez.

    Joc is droppable at this point correct. I have been trying to move him for a draft pick but no one wants him.

    Thank you in advance

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Grey: Shaggy…it wasn’t me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  60. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Frazier has a .190 BABIP.

    Oh how glorious it will be when that levels out.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: holy shit, didn’t realize it was that low, top 5 player status (if the steals even come halfway back) here we COME!

  61. peacecoast says:
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    hello Grey,

    I got 3 SP going tonight and I need serious help in W, ERA and WHIP

    [email protected] seattle
    [email protected] MIN
    VV home vs CHC

    thinking I gotta start the first two, and I know VV is good at home but obivously he is a risk. What would Grey do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Start all 3, Chen is likely worse

  62. jojo says:
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    Startin Carrasco @ SEA today in a 10 team roto?

    SEA’s been red hot lately.

    thanks!!

  63. On paper all-stars says:
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    I love that longo’s body can’t handle producing!

    I’m in a 8 player keeper and in last place. I like my core hitters (goldschmidt, correa, bogaerts, odor, marte, Franco) and have started accumulating young prospects. Can you rank these guys for impact this year and next? Hoping they all have some impact and I can trade them.

    AJ reed, trea turner, Blake snell, Aaron judge, Alex bregman, Willson contreras

    Thanks!

  64. Zack Davies over Wacha? I say yes. All reports unsubstantiated I will add is Wacha is hurt or has lingering issues from his shoulder injury

  65. Dob says:
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    Starting Koehler @ twins?

  66. Ryan741 says:
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    Grey, just a trade opinion in a H2H points league. Got a few offers on the table for Kenley Jansen. Was offered 1) Blackmon/V Mart for Kenley/Franco 2) Pujols/Ellsbury/Neris for Kenley/Gattis and 3) Goldy/Corbin for Kenley/DeGrom. Last of those catch your eye?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan741: 1) I’d take Franco….Pujols…Goldy

  67. Adam says:
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    Need a streamer today
    Eovaldi vs LAA or
    Archie Bradley vs Tampa
    Thx

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Adam: archie

  68. You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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    12 team H2H points league, which side would you take? Hamels and Sal Perez or Lester? It would leave me without a catcher and I’d have to pick up someone

  69. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    URIAS—7 Ks in 4 is soooo nice. Let him off the leash!

    Alas, I missed out on Taillon so am going to drop Urias now for Reed. Sigh

  70. OF need to drop one possibly two. Top two are the obvious. 3 OF league 1 utility 6×6 Ops
    M.saunders
    Byron Buxton
    OSUNA
    BAUTISTA
    MAZAR
    D. PERALTA

      • @: if I dropped to of the aforementioned players is Saunders the second one gone. I need to balance my roster

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, lose Saunders

  71. Lee says:
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    5 x5 h2H 10 team league. Shields and Smyly were both dropped and cleared waivers today. Would you pick them up for any of my bottom 5 guys? – Rodon, Odorizzi, Kennedy, Gausman, McCullers. For FYI my top 4 are Bumgarner, Salazar, Matz and Nola.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lee: Streamers

  72. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Need to get rid of Segura. Options are: A. Russell, D. J. LeMahieu, S. Castro, J Harrison, J. Schoop. What do you think?

  73. Jason says:
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    Need some help! Team is loaded with pitching but my hitting is very weak, points H2H league. Want to move Price, since I have Kershaw, Fernandez, Strasburg in my rotation. Any thoughts on a hitter I should target in trade. Also need to shake bench up. Going to drop Urias, should I pick up Paxton or Archie Bradley? Last, Trying to fix my bench/hitters. Have Pederson and ARod as potential drops, do I drop one or both for players like Trayce Thompson, AJ Reed stash, Joey Gallo stash, or buxton? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Bradley…Ped/Arod for Trayce/Buxton

  74. Reid-A-Book says:
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    Good Morning!! Alright, I have 3 questions this morning to tidy up my team. I’m in 1st place by like 3 points after last night’s results…
    Offense – Beef, Belt, Travis, Correa, Donaldson, Marte (pray), Polanco, Just Dong, Duvall, Frazier (utility), and Gattis (whom will replace Beef at C in one more start at C, stupid ESPN)

    Pitching – Noah, Salazar (Pray), Hill (Pray), McCullers, Taillon, Fulmer, J Ross, and Quintana. This is an 11-tm keeper, we keep 4 players…mine this year were Donaldson, Frazier, Correa, and Just Dong.

    1. A guy has M. Franco on his bench, Nunez starting at 3B, and Gerrit Cole. Obviously, I’d like to obtain one or both of these guys. Do you see an offer that makes sense for me for one or both of them?

    2. Travis owner, and I’ve disobeyed you Grey, because from day one you’ve said Schoop over Travis. Schoop is still a FA, but so is Baez for the Cubbies…which one would you want over Travis?

    3. Lastly, shall I hold J Ross, or drop him for Pineda, Andriese, Sabathia, Paxton, Bradley, or Shoemaker?

    Thank you for all you do and for your help thus far! *high five*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid-A-Book: 1. When a team has a player I want, I ask them what they want and go from there 2. Schoop 3. Hold

  75. Scott says:
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    Ryan Howard yet again in the way of a better player.

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: Lets wear salmon shorts and throw bud light lime bottles at him this weekend! Who’s in?

        • Scott says:
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          @knucks: Anyone who’s been to a Phillies home game would get the…
          General Gist.

        • Mr. Snrub says:
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          @knucks: Notice in a stadium with thousands of people and cameras, the cops still haven’t found that guy. It’s like a prison fight. It’s a crime but really do we care if anyone gets punished?

          • knucks says:
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            @Mr. Snrub: He is likely hiding out somewhere on the Main Line. Prob blending in pretty well with the rest of those rubes.

            But yea, ridiculous. Can’t tell if there’s now a better, or worse chance that I get a bottle thrown at me when I wear my Mets hat to philly this summer. The Philly crowd is a different breed of human.

  76. HR to Izzo says:
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    Morning Grey!

    a. Drop Turner for Reed?
    -OR-
    b. Keep Turner, add Reed and give up a streamer spot?

    Thanks!!

  77. Wilsonian says:
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    Yeah, so far this season I have dropped (in no particular order):

    Carter
    Bruce
    Franco
    Myers
    Hill
    Verlander
    Sanchez
    Tillman
    Pomeranz
    Cishek
    Turner
    Valencia

    And I think that’s it for big eff ups.

    I’m still in first. But my team is sucking ass right now. Luckily I went all Chicago Cubs on my league over the first two months (didn’t lose a week) so I have a decent lead.

  78. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Grey and Mr. Snrub,

    Thanks again for your takes on my trade talks yesterday where I was looking to deal Kluber for some batting help. While I didn’t end up making a deal with that owner, another owner sent me an offer I couldn’t refuse an hour ago: Kluber for his Ortiz. I couldn’t accept that one fast enough.

    The funny thing is this was really born of my previous pursuit of Kluber in another league we are in together where he owns him. Funny how that worked out.

  79. knucks says:
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    I can’t get any deals done in my league without a counter offer asking for Villar. I’m looking at other SS in the league that I would sell him for. Without multi-big name player deals involving Machado/Correa/etc he isn’t going anywhere.

    So for like the fourth day in a row, thank you Grey for the Villar tips before the rest of my league full of savvy owners got to him.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @knucks: I actually moved Villar yesterday…Different Circumstances though…I took over a team in a keeper league this season (Keep 8) that i was lucky if it had 4 guys worth keeping ….I Don’t have a realistic shot at winning this year so i moved Villar, Nola and Dyson for Cespedes…I wasn’t planning on keeping any of those three so easy decision….Im up to about 7 legit keepers now with Harper, Polanco, Mazara, Cespedes, Franco, C.Davis and Harvey….My next order of business is to get A.J. Reed and move on from C.Davis.

      • knucks says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Nice deal! You’re an all around John Hart in this league. Did Rubin say what the Barves were getting back for Johnson? Just cash considerations?

        • Ante GALIC says:
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          @knucks:Knucks!

          Love your posts, btw!

          Did you say cash? When I was working in northern Zambia, the district I worked and lived in had no doctor. Why? Because his salary was 600 US$ per month – to be paid in sacks of corn!!!!! So he said he was going for a ‘vacation’ in Namibia and stayed there to work for 5 times the salary!

          So, cash? I’d give Kelly no more than 100 sacks of corn!

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • knucks says:
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            @Ante GALIC: Hahha thanks Ante

            So in Namibia… He was getting $3,000 in sacks of corn??? Damnnn

            I just read that the mets actually got a few sacks of corn back w/ Kelly for a minor league arm. Not sure if he was much of a prospect. Doubt it.

            The interesting part in all of this is that I was already planning on grilling up some corn on the cob for dinner tonight. So dinner is now quite appropriate/more enjoyable as I watch the Thor/Taillon matchup.

  80. KailuaBoy says:
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    Gibbons needs a talking to about baseball, Sanchez threw a perfect 8 innings of baseball. top of the 9th with a 2-0 lead. Instead of sending out Ozuna for the close/win and a fresh arm, he sends out Sanchez to face to top of the order and gives up 2 runs and they go on to lose! Stupid!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KailuaBoy: I think Bautista as leadoff is still baffling, but appears to only be me

  81. Roger Dorn says:
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    How do you rank Verlander, Harvey, Nola and Darvish ROS?

  82. JWRAY says:
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    Maeda, Walker or Wright ROS? Top 2!

    • JWRAY says:
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      Throw in Estrada as well and make it top 3.

  83. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points

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

    Walker and Taillon are rostered but are they all starts today? Or drop Walker or Taillon to stream Teheren or Bradley instead?

    Walker vs. CLE (7.9)
    Teheran @SD (8.2)
    Taillon vs. NYN (6.2)
    Bradley vs. TB (4.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: I’d start the guys you have

    • knucks says:
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      @Hugman: Nice tip with the article there, was pretty interesting. I’m still stashing Reed for about another week or so even though I have no need for extra power. If he comes up. I’ll trade someone. If not, I’ll cut him.

      My situation def sounds a little diff from yours though.

  84. ebudz says:
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    H2H Points:
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    Can only start 3 of these 4 guys today so who sits? Hate the idea of benching Stanton but I’m leaning that way since Upton has been outscoring him on my bench …

    JD Martinez vs. Dickey (23.1)
    Upton vs. Dickey (15.6)
    Stanton vs. Nolasco (37.0)
    Polanco vs. Syndergaard (26.8)

  85. Jack says:
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    1.Hamilton, Holliday, Jay, Naquin, or Rajai?
    2. Assuming K. Davis is ok, him above those, right?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Hamilton….2. Sure

  86. knucks says:
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    I’m about 45 mins to an hour north of Philly, but has been T’storming all morning since I got to work. Game is early so they could get it in over time I guess. Just saying, be prepared if you are starting Lackey/VV. They could start and stop the game a few times. They may wait until late afternoon to get going too. Looks like it should clear up around 4-5PM EST.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Ugh, that would suck…Where are you? Jersey?

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Lehigh Valley. On the river in PA/NJ. Grew up in NJ, living in PA right now. If I still had my HS arm, the rocks I chuck into the river in my backyard would reach NJ.

        Still thunder/lightning btw

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, nice!

  87. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Aaron Sanchez is floating around waivers in my roto league. Is it time to replace Rodon with him?

    This is the rotation: Strasburg, Salazar, Liriano, McCullers, Rodon, Pomeranz

    Thanks, homie!

  88. Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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    You starting Jaime @ Cin?

  89. Chris says:
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    Currently have A. Eaton at CF in a 10 team H2H points league.The following are available:
    Byron Buxton
    B. Hamilton
    Carlos Gomez
    C. Maybin

    Should I swap him out or hold?

  90. Milarky says:
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    OK Grey, you likely talked me off the ledge yesterday on a big trade I was considering where I was toying trading Rizzo to plug some big holes. What do you think about trading Hosmer in order to get Belt and Conforto?

  91. CMUTimmah says:
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    Uh oh… Grey is coming around on my boys Aaron Sanchez and Rendon… looks like they are both about to take a tailspin! haha

    Before the season, I saw the move to US Cell being a huge boost to Frazier… but I didn’t see him hitting .220. I ended up with Arenado on the main teams I cared about, so I let him pass by, and felt good about it until the last three weeks happened.

    We are at that time in the season where the position player call ups are coming. Maybe it’s just that there’s more coverage than previous years, (even though I’ve always paid too much attention to MiLB), but there are a lot of possible impact guys on the fringe of the show. Bregman, Reed, some intriguing SS prospects, and even guys that have seen the show like Trea, Profar, etc.

    I’ve nabbed Taillon, as I think of all the guys, he’s pretty Nola-esque in terms of control and stuff. I’m worried that Pitts might treat Taillon and Glasnow as one person this year. Limiting both players innings while creating a hybrid “5th” starter between the two. (if I’m their front office, that seems to be the smartest move with innings limit guys). Taillon gets 10 starts the rest of the way and Glasnow picks up the remaining handful. I don’t remember there being a precedent for this though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Hope Taillon gets more, doubt it though

  92. Jack says:
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    Stanton for Scherzer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Scherzer, likely fair

  93. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: If Marte has to miss some time, I have Mazara as my backup making my OF Betts, Mazara, and Blackmon…

    My offensive categories are 5×5 with Ks and OBP – should I consider dropping Maz for Wil Myers since Myers can contribute to all categories better than Maz? Other names I am considering are guys who have been slumping like Carlos Gomez and Jason Heyward

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: How is Myers contributing more than Maz? The SB’s? Maz has more power, strikes out less and has him licked in OBP…

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah the SBs

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: I don’t see how a few extra SB’s trumps superior contributions in the majority of the other categories. But if you can make that logic fit…

          • William Hung says:
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            @Cram It: Well that’s why i asked – figured it wasn’t a good idea

  94. N says:
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    I’ve got Darvish, Salazar (yikes), Taijuan Walker, Nola, Cmart, Roark, and Arrieta at SP in a 12 team league. Can I afford to lose Arrieta to get a top bat back? I’ve been sitting here waiting for Chris Davis, Justin Upton, and Franco to get hot, and starting to feel itchy. Arrieta for Bryant/Springer/Cano — someone like that. Am I way off base? Can I give him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @N: Sure

  95. Tony Molina says:
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    Joc Pederson worth grabbing in a keeper over Kemp/Rendon/Segura or Kang? .302 minor league BA but .210 so far in the majors, but massive power upside. Wondering if he’ll start running or get his BA above the Mendoza. OPS league, k’s count against.

  96. Jack says:
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    Tulo or Napoli?

  97. Scott says:
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    SON really does not like Chen today. Would you start him @MIN? the opposing pitcher is Nolasco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: It’s a terrible matchup

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Mind expanding on this thought Grey? I just saw what Sky was thinking about Chen tonight. What’s the prob exactly with the matchup?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t trust Chen, don’t trust Chen’s reverse splits, doesn’t feel worth it

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Awesome, thank you. Hopefully he can at least be mediocre. I planned to “trust” him next time around @Petco. Tonight may change that.

            Drafted Rodon/Chen/Liriano in a QS (no W’s) 12 team roto

            Floated Liriano and Rodon out there for middle relievers the past few days and got nothing. The guy with Raisel won’t even give him up for both. Got a “no thank you” from the OH owner a few mins ago (for both Liriano/Rodon as well).

            They are all getting dropped by the end of the week. Nothing really all that appealing on the wire. Just gonna stream my face off for now and beef up on RP’s with sexy ratios off the wire I guess.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No thank you, knucks

  98. Who jammed Posey…LoneStar……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  99. Scott says:
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    Pick up Superfluous H over Merrifield?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  100. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Kelly Johnson back to the Mets…WS here we come

    • Cram It says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Are you shittin’ me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • knucks says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Kinda wishing that Uribe was coming with him again

  101. a bag of sand says:
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    Pls rank ROS for standard roto:
    Matz
    Odorizzi
    T Walker
    R Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Hill

  102. Boomer19 says:
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    Solid write up Grey. Got an offer last night in my 5×5 roto league. I give aaron Sanchez, Semien and Rodon and I get McCullers, Profar and tommy Joseph. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  103. Wallace and DeGromit says:
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    Call me crazy, but wouldn’t Fulmer-esque numbers from Taillon be just about the bees knees?

    6-1, 2.85 ERA, 1.175 WHIP, 49k’s in 47 innings

    Fulmer, Taillon Roark. What order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, like Roark best

  104. Andrew says:
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    Who would you hold? Trea Turner or AJ Reed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  105. Eric says:
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    Grey,

    6×6 H2H with QS. You starting Taijuan at home vs. Cleveland tonight ? He’s been killing me lately.

    Thanks !

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric: also, Volquez in Baltimore?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I’m starting him

    • William Hung says:
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      @Eric: I dropped him for Taillon

  106. El Chubbito says:
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    Grey, if JB keeps Joe Ross within his top 30 pitchers with the next update, I insist that you threaten to chain him to his kitchen floor while being smothered by Matt Adams lap dances with Adams adorned only by a g-string and cowboy boots…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  107. Pu$$y Control says:
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    SON no likey Archie Bradley today vs. Odorizzi and TB. It also no likey Chase Anderson vs. Hahn and OAK. Both starters are at home and have me intrigued. I can drop Ur”eye”s to stream one or hold…what say you boo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  108. hondo says:
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    Getting hammered by DTD guys.Drop Khris Davis for Trayce Thompson ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  109. Rondo says:
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    Points league where everything is only 1 point and -.5 for K’s – Profar or Devon Travis? Realmuto or Vogt? Parra or Morrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar….Realmuto…Parra

  110. Pu$$y Control says:
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    I play in a league with a bunch of guys from Pittsburgh. I scooped up Taillon but am wondering if I could get something nice for him in a trade. I need pitching…what range of pitcher should I ask for from an overzealous Pirates fan? Harvey?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: By they way, my nickname for overzealous pirates fans is “idiots”. My nickname for overzealous Steelers fans is “rapist lovers”. My nickname for overzealous Penguins fans is “who the f*ck cares”.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco? Matz? Prolly Walker

  111. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Would you add Reed over Glasnow in a 12 Team H2H Keeper League with OPS and Holds?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  112. Dansby Swanson says:
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    Trade my Carlos Gomez for his Trayce Thompson?

    Dynasty League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  113. Max says:
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    Which side?

    Lester and Yelich for Archer and Duvall?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  114. Aaron Sorekin says:
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    Peralta or Holliday ROS in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday

  115. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league

    Springer and Gerrit Cole for Chris Sale and Michael Conforto

    Which side?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  116. McShifty says:
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    Trade Heyward for Keuchel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  117. JoeG414 says:
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    Vince Velasquez just got pulled after 2 pitches

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uh oh

    • Teddy Heater says:
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      @JoeG414: Solid start! Pitching 87 mph, not good.

    • knucks says:
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      @JoeG414: Some serious nervessness on the tweet deck for whatever that is worth. TJ in 2010.

    • knucks says:
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      @JoeG414: Just read right bicep soreness though

  118. thegreater says:
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    NL-only Staff is weakish and killing me in wins and Ks:

    Lester, Joe Ross, Pomeranz, Cueto and Hellickson.

    Taillon available as FA (but I missed cutoff for today). Also have Chatwood, Kyle Hendricks, Kazmir, Davies out there.

    Would you still add Taillon in the event he stays up (and drop who?), and if he goesdown which FA should replace him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks should be owned in every NL-ONly league

  119. matchups says:
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    Interesting that SON doesn’t like Anderson’s start today. Does it know Oakland is playing without the DH? Anyway, I have an extra SP this week – who gets benched?

    Tillman vs KC
    Anderson vs Oak
    Taillon vs NYM
    Iwakuma vs Tex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt it would like any start by Anderson ever…Not a good pitcher….

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @matchups: you must not usually see anderson’s SON ratings, it does like him today.

  120. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Since we are just about halfway through the fantasy season – care to take a gander at my Dream Team? This is for a 12 team, 5×5 re-draft, which I’m comfortable in 1st place. I think I’ve made some pretty solid trades (Jimmy Nelson for Matt Harvey), and waiver wire adds. See any glaring needs? I currently have 4 SPs on my bench – hence no catchers.
    C (x2): None
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Odor
    SS: Seager
    3B: Donaldson
    2B/SS: Story
    1B/3B: Lamb
    OF (x5): Springer, Yoenis, JD, Polanco, Duval
    Util: Domingo
    B: Reed
    SP: Arrieta, DeGrom, Harvey, Nola, Gausman, Aaron Sanchez, McHugh, ERod, DeSciafini, Rodon, McHugh
    RP: Familia, Vizcaino, Harris
    DL: Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where’s Patrick Ewing? Jordan? Isiah? Domingo’s kinda whatever, guessing you have him for the hometown fun of it… Ed-Rod, Rodon and McHugh are streamers at this point, assuming you can

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Yep on both counts – I’m considering making an offer for su novio – thinking of starting with Nola. I feel like this is an opportune buy-low window.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it’s worth a shot if you can get him low enough

        • knucks says:
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          @Mrs.Featherbottom: I love the no catcher in a two catcher league thing. How long you been doing that? Is this your first year trying it? I vaguely remember you discussing it previously

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @knucks:This is an auction league too – I did it a few years ago, kind of by accident. Quickly realized that if you didn’t bid on the top tier catchers, the remaining scrubs kind of made your team worse. I rostered Hundley this year prior to injury, and traded B. McCann for somebody like Joe Ross. Even without catchers I tend to win in runs and rbis. I don’t think I will ever bid on a catcher again.

  121. henncoop says:
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    Just got a trade offer of Carrasco, J Zimmerman, & Tomas for my Cole, Kipnis & Myers.
    The league is a Dynasty deep rosters (keep top 30 players) 12 team 5X5 (adding OPS next season). I have Segura & Schoop for 2B & a deep OF with JD, Hamilton, Eaton, D Santana, Trumbo, & Khris. Rest of SP (also deep) is Thor, Archer, Smyly, Shark, Shoe, Pineda, VV, Kennedy, DeSclani, & Rubby.I had been trying to pry Stras & Chapman form him without any success but this looks pretty decent except not being a huge fan of Zimmerman in the AL.
    Take the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: I assume Stanton for Cole would be a go?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Stanton

  122. John says:
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    Hey Grey,

    My outfield consists of: Kris Bryant, ozuna, springer, polanco, mazara, Marte, and trayce.

    my closers are: Rodney Gregerson and colome.

    my catcher is casali.

    I got offered Ramos and chapman for springer or Bryant.. thoughts? it’s a 12 team redraft pts league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • John says:
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        @Grey: what about for Marte? he’s also got Aaron Sanchez and Estrada and Ross and McCullers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @John: For Springer or Bryant think Top 10 player in return, think huge. Wouldn’t trade either of them and would be suspicious of the person who offered that

  123. Alexei says:
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    Hey Grey, sorry for the catcher question but someone just dropped Gattis and he’s a game away from C eligibility in ESPN, would you drop Wellington for him?…thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  124. John says:
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    All reds are available in my LG should i add Descalfani Finn or Straily?? points lg so wins are big part one reason they are all avail.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need a Reds pitcher? Straily I guess

  125. herschel says:
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    @Grey: the first baseman with two first names (who also has C eligibility) or russell martin (who i guess also has two first names)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tommy

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Who’s the first baseman with C eligibility? I want in… if I can…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Joseph

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: damn, not eligible on Yahoo :(

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Or ESPN

              • herschel says:
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                @Grey: the one good thing about cbs leagues!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That and their weird autobot weekly updates… “Disaster struck team Razzball.com as they hit .240 this week. Hopefully they don’t make a habit out of it.”

  126. Wywyz says:
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    Two quickes H2h RDL
    1) I have Nick Hundley at Catcher, but Yan Gomes and Russell Martin were just dropped. Drop Hunley, if so for whom ROS?

    2) Trade Aaron Sanchez for Lorenzo Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Sure

  127. Brade says:
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    This league where Aaron Sanchez passed thru waivers: is it a 3-teamer with 9-man rosters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      RCL

  128. Ryan says:
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    Hi Grey,

    16 team keep 6 forever. Do I win by offer Correa for Machado?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mean it’s fair

  129. Hankg says:
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    Starting Bradley today against Tampa? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  130. William Hung says:
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    any news on Starling Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard anything yet

  131. Georgia says:
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    Roark or Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  132. James says:
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    14 team keeper league. Which side?

    Jeruys Famila and Kenta Maeda vs Steven Matz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  133. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey, 12-teamer with standard settings, which side?

    Justin Upton and Hammel vs. Gerrit Cole and W-Y Chen.

    Seems like Upton and Hammel will both come back towards the middle, so this essentially comes down to whether Upton or Cole is the best player in the deal.

    Thanks!

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt:
      Also Upton and Hammel for Cole and Adam Duvall could be a possibility, which might be a more balanced offer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  134. Random Collmenter says:
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    You like my Matt Kemp for his Rich Hill in a 6×6 roto dynasty league with OPS and QS? I’m hurting in W and QS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially it’s okay

  135. 740 says:
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    sup grey, need help

    10team h2h 6x5cats

    please pick one: Gomez, Thompson, Eaton, Buxton

    thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  136. Comment_Section says:
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    12 team Y! roto 1400 IP cap Encarnacion+Castellanos for Syndergaard too much to give up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  137. Rodon, Smyly & Velasquez owner here. Been a heck of a few days. May just need another pitcher. If you could stash Reed, would you trade Belt for Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  138. William Hung says:
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    Saw Javier Baez v. a home start for Velasquez and said “easy bench” – well SONNAVABENCH!!!!!

    • knucks says:
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      @William Hung: I saw them not start him yesterday and call up the prospect. Dropped him last night. Will be curious to see how much FAAB someone drops on him in my league after today’s game.

  139. Jiggy Nits says:
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    NL roto 5×5 with WALKS instead of Runs. Tommy Joseph is eligible at catcher (CBS)

    Realmuto vs Tommy Joseph ROS. thanks as usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto

  140. Conment_Section says:
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    Think Snell gets called up in place of Smyly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t doubt it

  141. Poppinbottles says:
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    2b has been a project, do you think Rendon may Ben bck? He’s been looking pretty decent lately. I was thinking of sending:

    $12 ozuna and $13 tanner roark for $16 rendon and $30 archer?

    I currently have jose Ramirez at 2b and see gordon slated to come back late July. Thanks.

    • Poppinbottles says:
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      @Poppinbottles: dee gordon sorry* it’s a keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna, it’s fair

  142. Clive says:
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    Who wins this trade?

    Polanco/Cole/Salazar for Syndergaard/Stanton

    Is it close?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noah

  143. Scott says:
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    GAH! V2 left the game at the top of the 1st inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  144. knucks says:
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    Sadly, no Khris in the OAK lineup. Not sure how long ago that came out and if you saw that already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, knucks

  145. Scott says:
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    How’s the Ryan Howard starting thing working out for you, Philly? Tommy didn’t even start the game and did better than him!

  146. Scott says:
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    Hey Maikel and Dexter. Thanks for starting me out 0 for 8 fellas. Thank. You.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  147. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey, it’s your Merk.

    Weird question: 10×10 standard. Would you trade Nola for Smyly and Adrian Gonz? I’d drop rodon and plug A-Gon in for Longoria and Marte as long as they’re out…..

    Wait is Smyly ownable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Merky… Not a good trade

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: didn’t think so!! Thanks bud

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Merkin

  148. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    I just got Odor back a few games ago, now Machado goes out and throws punches. My fantasy team has that old JailBlazers magic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  149. ryanoger says:
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    Hate releasing closers into the FA pool

    But who should I lose to activate Taillon……K-Rod, Dyson, Casilla, or Jeanmar?

    thanks grey!
    ryan

    • William Hung says:
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      @ryanoger: can’t release anyone else?

      • ryanoger says:
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        @William Hung:

        No, I could go no catcher (have Russell Martin) not sure how smart that would be. It’s a holds league and also have Neris. Only one bench bat and that’s CarGo…need him with Marte banged up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla

  150. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Rank ’em Kipnis, Forsythe (off DL friday), Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Kipnis

  151. Wilsonian says:
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    Been offered this:

    His Marte/Bruce for
    My Stanton/JBJ

    Here’s my lineup now:

    C – Gattis
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Odor
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Correa
    IF – Frazier
    OF – Polanco
    OF – Ozuna
    OF – Stanton
    OF – JBJ
    UTIL – Piscotty
    UTIL – E.Nunez
    BN – K.Davis
    BN – CarGomez

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    He can’t keep Marte past this year. I have one year left with Stanton. I would then have two years of keeping Marte after this one. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: just curious, but what don’t you love?

        He also said he would do Stanton for Marte, straight up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d do it straight up

  152. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Hola Grey, you da man!

    I have gone all season w/o a Catcher (outside of a few batty calls here and there). That is until I grabbed Gattis when he became eligible in Yahoo. However, I don’t really need the extra power, and if there is a weakness on offense it’s AVG or maybe Runs. I must admit I also kind of enjoyed punting Catcher altogether. So, I’d like to get your thoughts..

    A) Can you throw out a couple realistic bats to target? 1B preferred but not required..
    B) Could buy low on Archer instead – straight up sound fair or do I ask for more?
    C)
    D) I’m also in first place, and my rotation is sick (JoFer, Yu, Stras, Matz, Tanaka, Harvey, Nola) so am I just over managing – HOLD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Pujols? B) Sure D) You can

      • Jackie Treehorn says:
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        @Grey: He’s owned by a Cards fan who has him every year no matter what. Anyone else?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Belt?

          • Jackie Treehorn says:
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            @Grey: Not bad but I want more. Gattis/Franco — Hosmer?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, if you can

  153. Shawn T. says:
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    For saves/ holds, who would you rather have right now? Diekman, Sam Dyson, Jenmar Gomez or David Phelps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  154. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop RIch Hill for Josh Tomlin who is going tomorrow vs SEA in SEA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        with Taillon called up, will Glasnow be next to called up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could be

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Thanks Grey. BTW. When I asked you about Tomlin is he someone I should keep all year instead of Hill or is Tomlin just a stream him vs SEA

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Stream

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Hope I can get Hill back. I dropped Hill to get Tomlin. But I have a feeling that Hill will hit that proverbial wall and go down hill. He always seems to hit that wall in the second half of the season

  155. ebudz says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H Points

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    How would you rank these 1st basemen ROS in my points league? Have Abreu now and looking to upgrade in a trade and wanna know who to target… ideally will package with Posey or one of my pitchers and I’ll scoop up Gattis to replace Posey.

    Ranked by most points: Trumbo (242), Miggy (211), Encarnacion (198), C. Davis (198), Myers (198), Votto (191), Belt (190), Pujols (166), Abreu (160)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy, Davis, Trumbo

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Sweet thanks I appreciate it!

        So it makes sense to offer Abreu and Posey for Davis then? Gattis will replace Posey on my team so why not right? I just want to be sure because I was going to offer Abreu, Posey and Matz for Davis and Nola/J. Ross the other day and you said it felt like I was overpaying so I held off. Abreu just has me concerned and I don’t think the drop off from Posey to Gattis will be that bad?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah sounds fine

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Okay nice thanks again Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice, nice, nice!

  156. peacecoast says:
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    trade duvall for rich hill?

    • Knucks says:
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      @peacecoast: not sure if your joking or haven’t seen the Hill news yet

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Knucks: doh, reinjured it today huh

        • Knucks says:
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          @peacecoast: yea likely a DL stint it sounds like. Just wasn’t sure if you were kidding. I’d either hold Duvall or aim higher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  157. Greg says:
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    Hey Grey could you rank 1b ros: AJ, Adams, Freeman, Dae Ho, Maurer…

    And, if you think it’s time to move on from Rodon, who do you like? Here’s what’s available: Davies, Nicasio, Rea, Rodriguez Ed, Duffy, and someone dropped Gio…. I’m leaning towards Duffy. Besides one clunk, lights out so far, great fielding team. Thoughts? Tx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman, Adams… Duffy

      • Greg says:
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        You really like Freeman over Reed or Adams? He barely registers in top thirty 1b.

        Have you moved on from Rodon, yet?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Read the post on Rodon

  158. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Nothing like coming home and watching your starter Pomeranz get sh!t-housed at home by the damn Braves and their .255 wOBA vs. lefties. A cool 9 for 18 on balls in play for the worst offense in baseball. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh indeed

  159. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    20 team h2h redraft with hits, BB’s, total bases, slugging and OPS added, with holds.
    C hundley
    1B ortiz
    2B schoop
    SS segura
    3B dr castellanos
    OF (3) bryant, marte, hanram
    util cargo 2 (HOU)
    BN pedro, trea turner
    DL dannys antana
    1. drop turner for any of these: krispie, rua, s.smith, t.joseph, grossman, or a 9th SP in any of manaea/boyd?
    2. guessing turner’s spot is an easy drop for dannys antana when he’s back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Joseph

  160. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    upton’s got CF NOW! hahahaha, yes, roster flexibility for deep leagues. esp in one where i just traded franco for joc (dynasty), and now joc being taken out of lineup somewhat often.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  161. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Taillon got that silly illy hook that makes hitters weak in the knees like SWV.

  162. agarthered says:
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    Drop Rodon or Smyly for any of the following:

    Paxton, Iwakuma, jon gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Pax

  163. GoJays says:
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    Grey, what are your thoughts on Conforto ROS? He’s so struggling badly against LHP. Given his scorching start, I’m not sure if this is a buy-low opportunity, or if he should be avoided for now. What do you think? What class of OF does he belong in from this point forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be fine, he’s struggling, buy low, for sure

  164. G-OZ says:
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    ROS Segura or Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

  165. Muskysmell says:
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    Color me pretty damn whelmed with Taillon.
    Good stuff….but I feel a little .. left wanting more.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Muskysmell: It’s a 5in sample.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looked pretty poised for a 1st game, nerves got him on that scrub homer… Looked #2 to #3ish

  166. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Apparently Shields didn’t consider his White Sox premier was a big game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sway was a rapper? I didn’t remember that at all

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Nah, that’s just from their radio show. Rappers are the Black Spooks (so racist).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Yeah, that’s pretty racist… I don’t remember that group either… At first I thought it was gonna be Reign of the Tec

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Sly Boogy is the second guy, I ripped one of his albums too. Think he was only known for being on the Wake Up Show.

            Beatnuts? Love the Beatnuts. ‘Do You Believe’ might be in my top 10 songs.

  167. Fever Dog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5
    Keep 3 (one 25 or younger)

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

    sp-strasburg, matz, samardija, pomeranz, hill, shields, nola, hammel
    rp-phelps, vizcaino., robertson, cishek

    Two trades being considered:

    Option 1:
    I get: Cutch + Cueto
    I give: Rizzo + Shields

    Option 2:
    I get: Teheran
    I give: Belt

    Which should I take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto one is fine if you need pitching, neither are great

  168. Steve says:
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    Burns or Revere ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  169. alps88 says:
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    I think i know the answer to this but I need reassurance
    I get Strassberg I give Harvey and Tulo
    Is This is too much to give up ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • alps88 says:
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        @Grey:
        thats what i thought
        what about trea turner mazara and franco for Scherzer
        keeper league
        this is also too much, corrrect

  170. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly redraft, who do you like between profar and baez? also, we like pax>duffy, yes?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar…Yes

  171. GoJays says:
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    How much of an upgrade do you think Profar is over Lawrie?

  172. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Following inquiries:

    1. Paxton over Duffy – for real???? Duffy has been pretty solid and getting just a bit better each start while Paxton hasn’t done as much… yet
    2. Chances Taillon gets to stay?

    • muskysmell says:
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      @William Hung: Pick up Duffy then, it’s essentially a coin flip. I prefer Duffy as well.

      • William Hung says:
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        @muskysmell: already have Duff man – picked him up for his 2x starts this week. Just giving Grey a little grief since I hardly ever disagree with him

  173. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Praying worked… I think – Marte in as a pinch hitter!

  174. Skeezix says:
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    We’re only permitted one waiver claim per week (and we pay $5 per). Given Taillon’s performance tonight and his uncertainty, would you drop any of Wisler, Shoemaker, Chen, Karns, Gausman or E-Rod for him?

    Part 2 (similar to guy above) – Profar is also available. Is he a better claim than Taillon if he replaces Lawrie in my starting lineup?

  175. muskysmell says:
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    Yu Darvish removed from game due to right shoulder soreness….oy vey

  176. Joey Biggs Bosco says:
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    Beltre pullled up lame, worth grabbing Gallo over a jarrod Dyson type?

  177. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: So the key to getting Taijuan Walker back on track was me dropping him… well, good to know someone will be picking him up off waivers and i probably won’t be able to get him back!

  178. Carlos says:
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    Harris got the save tonight. I own Gregerson and Giles. Drop either for him?

    Thanks!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Carlos: drop greg for harris, should’ve a few days back when news broke about greg losing his job.

  179. William Hung says:
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    Harris is still available? I’d go Giles for him – though at the current rate I don’t think it’d matter as it looks like Harris is going to run with the job

    • Creepy Crespi says:
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      @William Hung: @William Hung: Drop Gregerson and Giles. Add Harris and Kintzler.

      Kintzer now closing for Minnesota.

  180. Was offered longoria and harvey for tanaka and frazier. What say you? Thanks.

  181. John says:
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    Which side you like in these three?

    Archer for Hill and Rodney
    Archer for Pom and Rodney
    Archer for Hill and Pom

  182. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    You guys think I should hold Doolittle or drop for Kintzler?

  183. GC says:
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    Trayce Thompson or Tanner Roark?

  184. ebudz says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H Points

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    Gah okay back again Grey needing some more trade advice! Maybe I’m getting too excited over Gattis’ catcher eligibility but as a Posey owner I’d hate to see another team snag him off waivers for nothing… So I’m still trying to package Abreu and Posey for an upgrade at 1B. I’m still working on getting Davis or Miggy but trade talks are stalling so is it worth targeting Edwin or Myers from a team that has only R. Martin at catcher? I would offer Abreu and Posey for one of them… so basically which sides do you prefer ROS in these deals? I might even ask for Martin in return but then drop him for Gattis anyway.

    1) Abreu and Posey for Encarnacion and Gattis
    2) Abreu and Posey for Myers and Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  185. muskysmell says:
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    McCullers is killing me….you would think he would’ve been good for a start against the hapless Rays

    UGH.

    I kept this guy on my bench all year long for this shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah not pretty

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