Matthew Wisler threw a gem yesterday — 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 2 Walks, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.24.  Or if you like portmanteaus and/or vomit — Matthrew up a gem.  By the by, after anyone says their name is Matthew, do you always want to say, “Gesundheit?”  “Name for the cup?”  “Matthew.”  “Wow, it’s allergy season, huh?”  That’s me as a barista, a job I never had.  I’ve actually held one real job in my entire life.  I’m like Mark Cuban without the money.  Since I own Wisler in more leagues than I care to admit, I watched the whole game.  Prolly first time I watched one of my pitchers while listening to the opposing broadcast, but you cannot beat the Mets announcers for a broadcast booth or for stories about insane cocaine intake in the 80s.  Wisler was dancing a 94 MPH fastball just at the knees, spinning a backdoor curve that had Neil Walker look more like Neil Statue.  Duda?  Go take a doodie, it’d be more productive than facing Wisler!  Asdrubal?  Well, he actually hit the ball hard.  Quite a few Mets did.  It was like, “Matthew!  Damn, I think I caught something,” and the Braves would look up with a ball in their glove.  So, Wisler’s performance last night was a gorgeous line, but I wouldn’t go near him outside of the deepest of leagues.  In shallower leagues, Matthew?  God bless you for last night, but I don’t need those tissues.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mallex Smith – 2-for-4 and a slam (1) and legs (4).  This might be the most unlikely slam and legs all year.  Mallex looks like the love child of Dee Gordon and a piece of celery.  Mallex is listed at 160 pounds, which means Pierzynski had one foot on the scale while they were weighing him.  He does have multiple hits in three of the past four games, so he might be a hot schmotato.

Matt Harvey – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 4.76.  Reports said he was under weather at game time.  Then during the game, he came under the reign of the Braves’ bats!  Terry Collins said he was proud of Harvey’s gutsy performance, then rolled his eyes real hard.  Then Harvey said, “I could’ve went another inning, but I’ll likely need to throw another 270 innings this year,” then stank-eyed Collins.

Pablo Sandoval – Underwent season-ending reconstructive surgery on his shoulder.  He must’ve slept on it funny.

Carson Smith – 1 IP, 0 ER as he was activated from the DL.  I grabbed him in my RCL league where top setup men can be a valuable commodity.  Like frozen orange juice futures in Trading Places.

Joe Kelly – Will make a rehab start on Friday.  Red Sox hope to get him back to make the rest of their rotation seem less awful.

Steven Wright – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.67.  After the game, Steven Wright dryly said, “I lost this one, White Sox, which always seems to happen.”

John Danks – Designated for assignment.  You know who took this really hard?  Gavin Floyd.  He wrote on Danks’s Facebook page, “There is no emoji to properly express my sadness today, but let me try with an eggplant and donut.”

Erik Johnson – Will start on Thursday for the White Sox.  Erik the White is about a 7.5 K/9 and a 3.7 BB/9 pitcher, which is to say, Danks wasn’t much worse.

Avisail Garcia – Aims to return on Wednesday.  Like a fish, I wait with bated breath.

Jose Quintana – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.40.  Remember when you were drafting and you were like, “Meh, I don’t want Quintana.  I heard Matt Moore’s doing well in the spring.  I’m going with him!  Nothing, ma, I was talking to myself!”

John Lamb – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was activated to take over Jon Moscot’s rotation spot.  Lamb > Moscot; Meat > Grape.  I own Lamb in one NL-Only league.  For now, in mixed leagues, Lamb’s baaaaaahd, and not baaaaaahd meaning good.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .225.  He strikes me as a poor man’s Bruce.  I will call him John Mellencamp.

Billy Hamilton – Left yesterday’s game with a jammed thumb.  Wait, I’m having a vision from the future, October Grey says, “25% of steals were down this year without Pollock, Gordon and Hamilton.  Also, love the call by Trump to make The Rock his running mate.”

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  Samardzija:  finally worth the keystrokes!

Kelby Tomlinson – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal.  The Giants in all stole 4 bases.  Seems the extra base door was left open because someone was raised as a Barnhart.

Justin Smoak – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  When Smoak gets hot, fire’s not far behind, and in a flash — hot schmotato.

Martin Perez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.60 vs. Marco Estrada – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.64.  This was a matchup of two guys that are only great when you don’t own them.  Yes, they know when you pick them up.  I don’t know how, maybe it’s the midi-chlorians in their blood.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer, to go with his 4 steals.  Something about a 20/20 pace that is so yawnstipating but so valuable from an MI that you just have to keep telling yourself it’s for the greater good.  Greater good of society?  God no!  Greater good of your fantasy team.

Shawn Tolleson – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd blown save, ERA at 5.73.  Sam Dyson’s been lights out, so the Rangers should switch it up, but will they?  Well, in that nugget is the earth, moon and stars of SAGNOF!  I looked to grab Dyson in all of my leagues, but he was owned.

Matt Szczur – Hit the 15-day DL.  But my hunt-and-peck typing just nailed the Szcz!  Come back, Lil’ Szcz!

Jason Heyward – Sat out again with a sore wrist.  He says he won’t return until he can hit at least a 45 MPH grounder right to the 2nd baseman.

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.84.  I watched a portion of this game to see Arrieta firsthand.  Yeah, he’s unhittable.  Not overpowering like a Kershaw.  He looks to be pitching to weak contact.  Like he knows exactly where he wants to attack each hitter and then goes after them.  Vs. righties his BAA was something like .080.  Insane.  For fantasy, I’d still prefer a guy with 10+ K/9, but hard to argue with efficiency that would make Dilbert swoon.

Jon Niese – 5 IP, 6 ER.  He got the hook early.  At birth, actually.  Man, that schnoz.

James McCann – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  This moves Salty back to the bench, so I guess McCann becomes a *pinkie to mouth* Salt substitute.

Justin Verlander – 5 IP, 7 ER.  I’m guessing Kate Upton doesn’t own her fiancé in fantasy.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .317.  When he got back to the dugout, him and Ausmus did the Jewish high five, which is a handshake while complaining about your back.

Carlos Carrasco – Progressed to land-based jogging.  Sorry, Indians fans, he’s not Jesus Christ.

Josh Tomlin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  Damn, even the pitcher on the Indians that wasn’t supposed to do anything is pitching well.  Imagine if the Indians had acquired some hitters this offseason… *wavy lines* Drew Carey is throwing out the first pitch…Where am I?  The World Series?  Wait, I’m at the Indians Fantasy Camp in December?  This dream of the future sucks.  What happened with the playoffs?  What do you mean, ‘Was I living in a cave?’  No, I’m imagining the future and I went too far in advance.  *wavy lines*  Wow, worst dream ever.  Tomlin has a sub-1 BB/9, which is gorge, which comes after a 1.1 BB/9 last year, so it’s not fluky.  He is an 87 MPH fastball guy, so I can’t get too excited, but if the Stream-o-Nator likes him, as it does in his next start, I’d get on board.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, while nearly hitting his 3rd homer, driving a ball to the wall with a broken bat.  Not regretting drafting him in the 5th round of drafts this year.  Like Emeril would never say, I got no rue, baby, no rue.

Ryan Braun – Sat out with general soreness.  Major Pain was by his side, with his Privates below him.

Chris Carter – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homers.  Where’s this coming from, you ask with those sweet, naive eyes.  Um, he has 35+ homer power and he’s in a park that’s nearly as good as Coors.

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 8th steal, and, like, his 10th steal in the last five games.  Cougs, the first Valentine’s Day card I ever sent you that you framed?  Take it down, I want to make it out to someone else.

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Damn, he’s on pace for six homers this year.  That’s huge (for him).

Aroldis Chapman – Expected to join the Yankees next Monday.  He’s looked good in extended spring, tying up batters and not random women in the trunk of his car.

Luis Severino – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Don’t worry, soon Girardi will be able to go to the bullpen in the 4th.

Alex Rodriguez – Will have an MRI on his hamstring.  Always the optimistic, A-Rod said it’s not all bad, when in the MRI machine, he can see his reflection.

Zach Britton – Could return this week from his sprained ankle.  With this enthusiasm about returning from injury, Britton’s showing a stiff upper lip.

Chris Tillman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 2.81.  His velocity is up, his Ks are up, his walks are about meh, his xFIP is 3.85.  So, yay, YAY, no yay and bleh.  Talk about hard-hitting analysis!  He feels like the type of pitcher that helps AL-Only teams to championships while being hard to stomach due to his matchups in mixed leagues.  Would I pick him up in a 12 team mixed league?  Short answer: no.  Long answer:  nooooooooooooo.

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two homers (7, 8).  He hit the hardest homer of the year at 112.9 MPH.  They should have a pre-All-Star Game contest where Trumbo hits a ball and then Yasiel Puig tries to out-drive it.

Matt Moore – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  The Regression Fairies need a neighbor to water their plants, they protested a kebab place named, “Flamers,” and they will wreck your ratios.

Curt Casali – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Thanks to Mesoraco and d’Arnaud, Curt Casali is the starting catcher for Grey’s Scout team.  Oh, and that team is doing hideously.  Coincidence?  Methinks not.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .269.  This homer was vs. a lefty, which was, like, his 2nd start all year vs. a lefty.  Dave Roberts, do the managerial equivalent to stealing a base in the playoffs and let Pederson play every day.

Howie Kendrick – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.  Howie like me now!

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  This was his second and third hit in the last week, which had him batting .050.  C’mon, haza, fly straight!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-1, 1 run, 2 RBIs, but didn’t start yesterday with a thumb bruise.  He originally bruised it in Anaheim, then jammed it in Seattle.  Damn, his thumb is like the ‘merely a flesh wound’ guy.

Alcides Escobar – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 7th steal.  He had a three-hit night two nights ago, and this is your official hot schmotato alert!

Ben Revere – Expects to return this weekend.  If Denard Span immediately gets hurt, I’ll now it’s some Parent Trap-type prank.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Sonavabench!  Jesus Alou, this guy!  I had him in my weekly lineup for the month of April when he had one whole RBI and nothing else, and two days after I take him out.  I’m Rendon’d helpless.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, 2nd homer in the last four games.  Could be getting hot, but I wouldn’t pick him up either, so I don’t blame you.

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .376.  Ah, now he hits homers off the Royals.  Where was that last October?  Why don’t you bobble a ball while you’re at it?  Oh, he did that too.  Again.

Tanner Roark – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 2.35.  This looked more like a game I’d expect from Roark, but, don’t worry, he’ll go face NL teams again soon, especially some of those NL East ones.  Yummers!

Jean Segura – Didn’t start yesterday due to a hip issue.  Never stopped Huey Lewis.

Jake Lamb – Didn’t start yesterday with a minor shoulder issue.  First, Moustakas doesn’t start, now Lamb.  If there’s run on tzatziki, I’m calling shawarma.

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff.  He had a leadoff double in the first inning and it briefly appeared that Mattingly made a smart move, then the universe swatted down that notion as it will to anyone that shaves their mustache.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his third straight game with a homer.  OZUNA learn from batting coach, Mr. Bonds.  OZUNA wait for his pitch.  OZUNA hear pitch many times about ‘natural’ supplements.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I slo-mo’d the replay of his homer to see if they showed his MILF mom in the crowd, but alas.  And I don’t mean his mom plays MI and LF.

Justin Nicolino – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 0 Ks.  The guy who showed up at the park with the K placards was annoyed, but in Miami that same guy is also the head usher, hot dog vendor and bat boy.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Where’s the boeuf?!  By the way, Welington is number one for catchers on our Player Rater.  Yup, never pays to punt catcher, except every year.

Patrick Corbin – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  For those that missed it, I gave up on Corbin after his previous start.  This start does nothing to make me regret that.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  Ya know, when the Phils get six new hitters (minus Franco and Odubel), they might not be that bad.

Michael Wacha – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.65.  His only mistake was to Ryan Howard.  At least he doesn’t owe him another $60 million.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  As a Blackmon, he likely just wants to get out of San Diego.

Robbie Erlin – Will have Tommy John surgery.  Maybe the doctor can switch his E and N too, Robbin Earlie just sounds more like a ballplayer name.

Brett Wallace – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  See, Keith Law was totally right to name him a top 20 prospect in 2010.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer.  I hear between innings Kemp cuts letters out of magazines to send ransom notes to other teams to see if someone will save him.

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 6th save, ERA at 0.00.  If you just drafted Rodney and Jeanmar Gomez, you’d have more saves and a better ERA than you have.

Danny Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (4).  Yes, you should pick him up.  Yes, terday.

Byung Ho Park – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Fun fact!  R. Kelly’s 4th album was almost titled, “Take Young Ho to Park.”

Trevor Plouffe – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I like this, could be very useful,” and we pull back to reveal he’s looking at fake vomit, “Could get me out of work early.”

George Springer – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Springer or Trout?  I know, sounds ridiculous, but I’m not sure it will at the end of the year.

Tony Zych – Lost to rotator cuff tendinitis.  Guess that means the M’s now have Tony Zilch!  Right?!  Huh?!  Come here and high five!  Where you going?  Guys?  Five girls?  Hello?

Leonys Martin – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Shame he’s hitting under .200, though that could change, so it’s worth a little cyclops action.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Taking him forever to get his average up (.181), but I’m confident it will happen.  As confident as someone who doesn’t own him can be.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.03.  Hisashi mi dashi, slurp SLURP!  Though, I’m still concerned about his health, and wouldn’t want him.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer.  Okay, I get it, you found your power stroke.  It’s not nice to rub things like that in people’s faces, ask Peyton Manning’s acquaintances.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  All he does is hit homers, and that’s all right by me.

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.84.  FIPpin’ ain’t easy.

Danny Valencia – Started rehab at High-A Stockton.  Fun fact!  Stockton, California borders Malone and it’s known as the Jazz Belt, and the best sushi place in both towns is the Pick & Roll.

  1. crushbombs says:
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    think carter will hit more bombs than chris davis?

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Think Carter will hit more bombs than Khris Davis? (genuine question, but see what I did there…)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  2. Nick says:
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    Now i’m ready to pull out the trigger !
    i get Jose Abreu +ARendon + Gio Gonz
    for Corey Seager +Duda + Lackey !

    i have Lindor at SS so i can loose Corey
    I have Schoop at 2B so getting Rendon is better!

    just waiting for your approval and click

    Nick

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Nick: Do it now!

    • Pousse-Pousse says:
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      @Nick: you should feel bad because that trade is so unfair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Works for me

  3. The Theory says:
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    I was driving to work last night and saw gas was 2.35 a gallon and my first thought was, “Not a great average, I wonder how his SLG is?”

    In other news, I hope no one else owns the SPs I own, because it’s been a rocky ride. Just for fun, here are the top 20 pitchers per ADP (fantasypros), and their respective ESPN player pitcher rank through 5/3:

    Clayton Kershaw: 2nd
    Max Scherzer: 26th
    Jake Arrieta: 3rd
    Chris Sale: 1st
    Madison Bumgarner: 24th
    David Price: 37th
    Jacob DeGrom: 42nd
    Zack Greinke: 103rd
    Matt Harvey: 108th
    Corey Kluber: 52nd
    Jose Fernandez: 51st
    Gerrit Cole: 74th
    Stephen Strasburg: 7th
    Dallas Keuchel: 110th
    Felix Hernandez: 27th
    Noah Snydergaard: 16th
    Chris Archer: 98th
    Carlos Carrasco: 48th
    Jon Lester: 14th
    Sonny Gray: 62nd

    Keep in mind those are pitching ranks, not over all. Through a month, drafting a top-20 pitcher was basically like spinning a roulette wheel. You’d have just about as good of a chance of winning a coupon to the casino buffet than getting a staff anchor. So far, anyway. (Not quite sure how ace pitching can be so bad, yet my batters can barely string together a shoelace, let alone anything resembling a sexy batting average.)

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @The Theory: Nice work. And Gray and Harvey move down even more after last night.

    • I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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      @The Theory: Interesting, thanks.

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @The Theory: Interesting. Are hitters any more predictable given one month’s worth of stats? I would think you would have guys like Story, Trumbo, Fowler, Braun, Carter, Diaz, Walker all amongst the top hitters so far, and their ADPs were certainly not in that range.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Theory: Hahaha, hilarious… Nice on the SPs too, good stuff!

  4. Dom says:
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    Ha good stuff. Would you lose DeShields (Ft Worth Star reporter speculated he’s demoted if/when Choo/Hamilton return) for Castellanos in a 10er h2h that counts obp and slg in addition to the standards ?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Dom: In a 10 teamer can probably cut bait

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dom: Go for it

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great work! Ga, still holed up in my hotel because the driver forgot to pick me up!

    a. Gr8 reversal on Hisahi My Dashi. Ha!

    b. Did you see this? …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-ovsvhNy2A… Our next president! A whole new type of comedy will be invented.

    c. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 4)

    Horatio: ‘In Malaysia, Indonesia Not Miami. It’s been ten years since a Florida ship got pirated. (queue the sunglasses) Until now.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  6. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    Andrus or Villar? If I drop Andrus he’ll be claimed. Is Andrus worth holding on reserves with Arcia possibly coming up? I would drop a DL guy. Thanks.

  7. TTRA1N says:
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    J.Dyson or Danny Santana ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TTRA1N: Forget ROS with these guys just play whichever fills a need and is hot at the moment

  8. ThE sHiT says:
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    Sitting Santiago @MIL?

  9. Muskysmell says:
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    I know this is probably the wrong thread but, my god, sleeper pitcher prospect of the year is Jameson Taillon…
    Former top pitching prospect after 2 years of bad luck injuries is back throwing hard heat with IMPECCABLE CONTROL.
    Razzball community you have been alerted!! Keep this dude on your radar. My prediction is he’ll be up before his much more heralded teammate Glasnow and may very well outperform him this year and even beyond.

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      @Muskysmell:
      I agree. Compare Taillon’s starts vs. Glasnow’s starts against the same teams if you want to compare apples to apples. Glasnow has the gaudy Ks, but his BB/9 is over 4; Taillon’s is less than 1. I repeat, less than one BB/9.

      • David says:
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        @Wake Up: I dropped Giolito and pinched some Tail before I read this glad someone else agrees

        • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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          @David:
          Just added him to my watch list, thanks.

    • whiterabbit says:
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      @Muskysmell: sweet baby brojesuf – demote niese and locke and bring up those two. Cole, Liriano, Taillon, Glasnow and I’m a new man Nicasio. Pair that up with the best outfield in baseball… I’m from Chicago and even that puts a little stutter in my step.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Muskysmell: Yeah, I have Taillion in one NL-Only

    • Creepy Crespi says:
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      @Muskysmell: Note that Glasnow has a K rate of 12.8, with Taillon at 7.8.

      Considering that Taillon missed two full years, I expect Pgh to leave him in AAA for some months to build up arm strength.

      Glasnow likely up first.

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    Fyi on Tillman -he struck out the side in the 7th inning, the 3rd time through the order. And according to the broadcaster (Jim Palmer?) the home plate ump was I think in the top ten of umpires who favored hitters i.e. had a small strike zone.

    • Grey

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      @Shark: Yeah, I saw the last inning, he looked good… You’re starting him vs. the Jays? Red Sox? Yanks?

      • Shark says:
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        @Grey: Yep, started him last night vs. Yanks with confidence. Yanks’ roster is full of “career overs” as we watch. Blue Jays are not even middle of the pack in scoring right now. Tulo has no bite, Goins is a pitcher with the bat. Just checked, Yanks fifth lowest in scoring!!! Fangraphs just put out a piece on Tillman. Love their stats, their writers’ recomendations are meh, but worth a read.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • Shark says:
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            @Grey: One final sniff of Tillman’s jock: Ellsbury is still a decent player…1st ab, decent contact flies out to center; 2nd ab, poor contact, fouls out to 3rd base; 3rd ab, strikes out looking.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Shark: Tillman blows, don’t be fooled by a lucky streak.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Fungazi:
        Arrieta looked worse than him before he was traded to the cubs. Orioles kill pitchers. Trade Tillman and specially gausman to another club and they will become aces within two years.

      • Shark says:
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        @Fungazi: So, you would not take Tillman’s stats from 2012, 2013, and 2014??? Ok, then.

        • Fungazi says:
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          @Shark: 150 k’s in 207 IP? No thanks.

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    Pick two bench bats between mazara, s Castro, and Khris davis

    7×7 league with total bases and obp

    Thanks

  12. Huey Lewis! I read that and the rest was a blur……LOL

  13. Freaky Bowie says:
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    You’re on a space odyssey in Houston for the rest of the season. Would you rather own Rasmus or Carlos Gomez?

    • whiterabbit says:
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      @Freaky Bowie: the fact i can’t answer that quickly nor has anyone else means you have to choose between a sh!t sandwich and $hit sandwich on rye

  14. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you like fatolo colon or Josh Tomlin more than anyone in my pitching staff? I figure I might hold just because Darvish and Tyson are going to return but let me know what you think.

    SP: Salazar, Joe Ross, Severino, Nola, Velasquez, Jesse hahn,, Manaea, rodon, Liriano, Matz
    DL: Darvish, Tyson Ross
    NA: Glasnow

  15. M says:
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    I’m in 4th/of15th place despite having K.Seager, A.Rendon, Kendrick, Puig & Blackmon. Have they all turned the corner and get back to having their typical years? I know Seager usually starts slow.

    • Cram It says:
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      @M: They’ll all be fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: I’d hold to find out

    • @Mrs.Featherbottom: Nice! It’s like he’s trying so hard just to be human! He’s a melting vampire!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Wake Up: Ted Cruz is a fish monster

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Wake Up: Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: He whispered in his dad’s ear, “I have one more president for you to take out in a few months.”

  16. KCC26 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    How would you rank Villar, E. Suarez, and Kang going forward?

    Thanks!

    • whiterabbit says:
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      @KCC26: Kang/Villar then Suarez. Kang/Villar depending on needs – Kang a bit more power and rbis, Villar more speed (steals and runs)

  17. The Situation says:
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    @Grey: I stupidly dropped Villar for Ketel (in a 6×6 that counts BBs, no less). Now drop Ketel for Dannys Antana? In general, should my strategy be to play the Hot Smhotato from here on out? Thanks in advance!

  18. Nittanychris says:
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    ROS only, standard 5×5 Roto categories: Odubel Herrera or Ender Enciarte?

    Thanks!

  19. David says:
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    Would you trade Pederson for Carter? Thanks.

    • Gigorilla says:
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      No

    • whiterabbit says:
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      @David: No and double No in any keeper/dynasty

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @David: In a redraft sure

  20. brett says:
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    Grey,

    12 team daily league 6×6 with OPS extra category. Someone cut Gomez and I am trying to determine who to cut for him My roster is:

    C Posey
    1b Belt
    2b Russell
    SS Correa
    3b Machado
    CI Bryant
    MI Story
    OF Harper
    OF Parra
    OF J Upton
    OF Mazara
    OF Dyson
    Util Inciarte
    DL Kang

    I am thinking it’s between Dyson or Inciarte. Who would you cut of them for Gomez?

    Thanks

    • Polancodonk says:
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      @brett: How the heck did you get Harper, Correa, Bryant, and Machado? In my league (10 team hdh) every one of those guys was gone by the 13th pick.

      • Brett says:
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        @Polancodonk: keeper auction league

      • Let us now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Polancodonk: very likely multi year keeper/dynasty league.

    • whiterabbit says:
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      @brett: Yes but which Gomez? Jeanmar or Carlos?

  21. Slow starter says:
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    Kendrys Morales – any hope?!

    Drop for Drury, Dannys Antana, JB Jr?. Slim pickings…. Or RP for the ratios.

    Or continue to hold on my bench until he warms up?

    14 team 5×5 OBP roto.

    Thanks….

  22. dude says:
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    “I prolly should’ve ranked him about 20 spots higher,..” – Thanks for this nugget, helped me snag Quintana.

  23. Chester says:
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    Another great write-up. Those NL East matchups will be Yummers for Roark.

    Quick question
    The SON likes Mike Fiers (vs Min 15.6) a lot more than Carlos Rodon (vs BOS -2.5) and Juan Nicasio (vs Cubs -6.0). Do you agree with the robot?

    • Chester says:
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      @Chester:

      Or is Tyler Chatwood @ SanDiego the answer.

      • Chester says:
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        @Chester: or Alex wood @TB – lots of options here

    • whiterabbit says:
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      @Chester: San Diego, Min, Atl … stream away

  24. Five-On-One says:
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    I need some help in selecting my last three SPs to start this week. 12-team, 5×5, weekly deadline league – week starts Wed. SON values in parenthesis.

    Tropeano (vTB $15.7 – Is he really this good – He got hit hard last night – and the outing before that too.)
    Pineda (vBOS $11.1 – How does this make sense, Pineda has been horrible and got hammered by BOS last time out?)
    2-start Alex Wood (@TB -$1.0, vMETS $12.9 – again, he will struggle against TB’s week line-up and do well against the Mets???)
    2-start Buchholz (@WSOX $8.2, vOAK -$0.9 – even with his horrible numbers so far this year?)
    2-start Rodon (vBOS $0.5, @TEX -$1.6)
    Berrios (@WSOX -$3.6 – the kid’s stuff is awesome, if a bit wild)
    Karns (@HOU -$5.5, but Houston has been awful so far this year).

    So I need to start 3 of the above. SON says Trop, Pineda and Wood. I am inclined toward Wood, Rodon and Berrios. Need advice from any and all willing to give it. I typically trust SON, but don’t understand some of the outputs above.

    Also, if picking up Wood (no, not like that), I need to drop one of Sam Dyson, Tropeano, Karns or Domingo Santana. Which one?

    • Let us now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Five-On-One: don’t touch buchholez, robot is assuming he’s pitching to his previous levels, and he simply isn’t yet. i’d see at least 1 really good start or 2 mediocre ones first. with his numbers as bad as they are i doubt he gets grabbed by almost anyone before that.

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: So Pineda over Trop or Berrios. OK. But who to drop for Wood? Trop, Karns, Domingo or SammyD?

  25. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    Drop J Smith for Sam Dyson? I have a couple of closers so I’m looking at the better option for ROS. Thanks!

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Carlos: I hate throwing saves back into the heap for someone else to get. I would hold and let someone else waste the roster spot on speculative saves.By the time Smith is used up, some other someone will be closing games that can be picked up and used.

  26. Kas says:
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    Khris Davis, Domingo Santana, or Steven Souza as a third OF?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Kas: Krush

  27. Jvanslyke says:
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    Hahah at the K card line. I always thought was awkward when a pitcher was stuck on three strikeouts for an extended period of time with those things

    Streamonator is not liking Rodon today. Are you starting him? His walks have been down since the Angels disaster and he’s going against Bucholz so I’m torn!

  28. Timothy Taylor says:
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    Is Matt Moore droppable in 10 team leagues? I can snag Nicasio

  29. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Corbin and Severino both drops in a 10team h2h?

    I was trying to hold out, but I cannot keep benching these fools waiting for them to be good. Hold or move on?

  30. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league:
    Conley vs. Ariz. or Berrios @ White Sox

    SON is not liking Berrios yet. I would have to drop Berrios to stream Conley. I like Berrios but could use the streaming spot and would probably lose him once McCullers returns. Which start do you prefer?

    • whiterabbit says:
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      @Chris: if you’re ok with losing Berrios (someone will pick him up) and are diligent about streaming, i could see doing it. I wouldn’t stream Conley vs AZ though

      • Scott says:
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        @whiterabbit: I like Conley at home.

  31. fknboz says:
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    Drop Grichuk, Dickerson or Castro for Danny Santana, Brock Holt or Brett Lawrie? I’ll just gonna keep asking until someone tells me I can drop Grichuk Dickerson or Castro.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @fknboz: Grichuk for Lawrie

  32. Shawn of the livid says:
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    Puig a buy low, or is the guy just a bum? I’m being offered Puig for archer but I’m thinking maybe a lower tier pitcher.

  33. Five-On-One says:
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    Start Dannys Antana over any of Fielder, Starlin Castro or Dozier for this week?

  34. Happyharry says:
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    Keep up the good work Grey….12 team H2H,6X6, What SP ROS-Berrios or Nicasio?

  35. Jim says:
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    Danny Santana or ketel Marte?

  36. Scott says:
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    Amazingly, even with Cole Hamels and Matt Moore, I’m still middle of the pack in ERA and WHIP. Must have something to do with Wade Davis and Andrew Miller. Hope I didn’t just jinx them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: They can help a lot

  37. RicoSuave says:
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    Excellent work Grey! Thanks for your hard work… It definitely makes our Fantasy Baseball experience a lot more fun.

    14 team H2H weekly points league… SP (W +QS)

    this is my team:

    C W. Castillo
    1B Rizzo
    2B Odor
    3B Y. Tomas (my SS was Semien but since Machado is SS eligible now, I picked him up)
    SS Machado
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF S. Marte
    Util. G. Polanco

    SP Maeda
    SP Tanaka
    SP Rodon
    SP T. Walker
    SP Conley
    RP Colome
    RP Tolleson
    RP Joe Smith

    Bench
    SP Hahn
    SP Latos
    SP J. Garcia
    SP E. Rodriguez(DL)
    SP D. Norris

    DL
    SP T. Ross
    SP R. Iglesias
    SP A. Cobb

    There is a guy wanting Machado really bad and he’s offering this:
    should I take any of these trade offers?

    1. I give Machado, Rodon and T. Walker I get D. Salazar, J. Zimmerman, C. Carrasco (DL), Kang (DL)

    2. I give Machado, Rodon and Walker I get Salazar, J. Zimmerman, Smyly, Kang (DL)

    3. I give Machado and Rodon I get Salazar, J. Zimmerman, Kang (DL)

    4. I give Machado and Rodon I get Carrasco (DL), J. Zimmerman, Kang (DL)

    Please let me know what you think…

    Thanks again

    • Puigy Smalls says:
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      @RicoSuave: those are all borderline insulting offers if you ask me. IMO if you remove machado from them, then they are closer to fair.

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Chester: thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: No problem, Gerardo…. 1. These are not good trades

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @RicoSuave: Don’t give Machado

  38. Schlitzy says:
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    Drop pillar for JOC ?

  39. Rosing Son says:
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    Would u drop Grichuck for K Davis? H2h 12 team with ops. Primarily a back up OF.

  40. You don’t want to make that bet! I’ll bring it up too much! You’ll say the thing about the jerk thing! I’ll say the thing about the sleeping with the wife thing! You’ll put pants on! I’ll take my yoga pants off! The dogs will get involved! You’ll stop calling! I’ll stop sending those postcards every Friday night! Been DOWN this road before!

    PS I’m yelling today!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: You have dogs? Aw, Wake, you’re growing up! Well, it is your last name… I’ll take the bet, it’ll give me rooting interest

      • @Grey: Sorry, you missed your window!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw man!

          • @Grey: Fine let’s do it! What’s the bet!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Trading Places gentleman’s wager?

              • @Grey: Winner gets to wear guilt-free blackface for Halloween! Again!!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Deal!

  41. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Grey, in 12 man league time to cut bait on Verlander & just stream….or pick up relievers?

  42. ChrisL says:
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    @Grey: Thoughts for streaming starters today?
    De La Rosa
    Chatwood
    Anibal Sanchez
    others?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ChrisL: No idea of matchups

  43. Miles says:
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    deep league, been riding Salty at catcher. who to go to now?
    J McCann, Barnhart, Navarro?

  44. 740 says:
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    yo Grey wats good!

    Danny Santana, worth owning in 10team h2h 6x5cats?

    thank u

    • Cram It says:
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      @740: Depends who you’d be dropping.

      • 740 says:
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        @Cram It:

        Drury, Deshields, Bruce
        or should i hold?

        thanks

        • Cram It says:
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          @740: I’d lost Deshields

        • Cram It says:
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          @740: Although it doesn’t seem like any of these guys should be starting in a 10 teamer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Agree with Cram

  45. RobbyBobby says:
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    Really starting to feel like Correa is turning into our big first round bust. Watching him play he just seems a little behind.

    • Cram It says:
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      @RobbyBobby: It’s really not. He’s awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RobbyBobby: Meh, he can hit 5 HRs in a week and you’re like what what

  46. Joe says:
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    Which of the following would you replace Corbin with? Kazmir who is slowly looking better? Fiers who is in the same boat as Kazmir? Knuckleballer Wright? Steady but unexciting Tomlin? Or pick up Glasnow now and wait on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: These are streamers

  47. William says:
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    Is Corbin done? Corbin or Conley,Eickhoff,Tehren

    Park or Shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William: Eickhoff, though I’d look at matchups… Park

  48. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    you really benching nicasio today, SON hates it, esp for how he’s looked in instances. h2h league with deep benches

  49. In fantasy??? His whole life is a fantasy camp!

    His inner monologue during every game, “OK this guy likes the BOOBS down and in…gotta BOOBS this BOOBS on the outer half of the BOOBS…mmm, BOOBS…BOOBS, BOOBS, BOOBS, BOOBS, BOOBS, BOOBS, BOOBS!!!”

  50. Burt says:
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    Would you drop any of the following to pickup Adam Jones: Joc Pederson, Jake Lamb, Aaron Sanchez.

    • David says:
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      @Burt: Yes.But keep Sanchez.

  51. Scott says:
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    Hi Grey. I’m looking for a MR in an NL-only league to help bolster my ERA and WHIP. Do you like Oh, Buchter, or Barraclough?

  52. Caesar says:
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    1. Start Santiago @ Milwaukee in a 14 team league?

    2. Possible MI and/or CI trade targets in exchange for Cutch?

    Merci beaucoup!

  53. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    Gotta lot of High Energy this morning!

    Did I mention Chris Carter and Khris Davis are two seriously sexy mofos????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: How do you feel about Chris Archer? Cause I think there might be a pattern

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey@Grey: You just blew my mind. WHY DO I ONLY HAVE GUYS NAMED CHRIS OR KHRIS ON MY TEAM????

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yet, no Phils, hmm…

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Be right back, picking up Phil Gosselin

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kate Plus Eight’s ex-husband? How is he out there?

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: I have no idea! But i’m not complaining.

                Phil Gosselin is one sexy mofo….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Prolly best looking Gosselin in the majors

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: totally, G

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t start with the letters again!

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Ha!

          • Scott says:
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            @Grey: Does Brandon PHILlips count?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  54. Wilsonian says:
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    In Tolleson’s defense, his ERA is hot gahbage because of one TERRIBLE EFFING outing. He’s locked down like 8 saves in a row prior to last night. Not saying he’s Bruce Sutter (kicking it old school) or anything, but he isn’t as bad as his numbers show.

    • Hal Incandenza says:
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      @Wilsonian: Sutter?! It has been many moons, but I believe he was the Campbell’s Soup Relief Man around when I made my first trip to Wrigley. The Campbell’s Soup part struck me as odd.

      • Hal Incandenza says:
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        @Hal Incandenza: Strike that, I was thinking of Bill Campbell.

  55. Duda says:
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    Need steals and net steals can use homers
    Pick two
    Khris Davis vs Felix
    Franco vs leake
    Deshields vs Aaron sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duda: Davis, Franco

  56. GonzoChicago says:
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    I’ve been offered Arrieta and one of either Carlos Santana/Grandy/Duffy to give up McCutchen and F-Her.

    I’m concerned about Felix’s low velocity and that regression may come soon and harshly. McCutch has been reportedly dealing with a knee problem again already, after having problems with it all season last year.

    Pull the trigger on any for Arrieta and one of those 3 (if so which one), or hold?

  57. Scott says:
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    I would like to thank Schoop and Semien for being meh, oh yeah and also Zack Cozart for getting hurt, so that I ended up with Danny Santana on every single one of my RCL teams.

  58. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Rodon question. Son doesn’t like his start today at home vs. BOS. Buttholz is pitching though so there is a chance for a W. Do you start him? I am looking at Rodon’s next 3 starts, BOS, @ TEX and @NYY. Son hates all of them. I am wondering why am I rostering this guy…besides the fact he might be awesome one day. Should I drop him and stream the likes of Fiers vs. Min or Chen vs.PHI and MIL over the next week or so or just hold him (and not start him) and try to squeeze my roster to find other options to stream favorable matchups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: I’m starting Rodon, if he does poorly today you can lose for Chen for next time

  59. Jedimasters says:
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    Good stuff Grey. I’m a recovering Dee Gordon owner. Please rank these 2B on my waiver to fill in on my 10 team points league.

    Segura
    Lawrie (I know you’re high on him)
    Rendon

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jedimasters: you ranked them correctly

  60. Terrible Ted says:
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    10 Team, 1800 IP Yahoo 5×5 keep 10

    I get: Lester, Gomez
    I Give: Keuchel, Blackmon

    What say you? Worried about DKs velocity enough to pull the trigger?

  61. Oranje says:
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    Machado just received SS eligibility in my league. Currently, I start A. Russell and Desmond in the SS and MI spots. Do I keep my lineup as is with Macho Manny as my 3B or do I drop a player for Lawrie and start Manny as my SS and Desmond as my MI?
    I would drop either D. Santana or N. Mazara for Lawrie….I can’t drop Russell (he is contracted).
    I am currently starting either Santana or Mazara while I wait for Inciarte to return from the DL. Which is the better lineup ROS…thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oranje: Don’t see the point right now

  62. jojo says:
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    whats the deal with Adam Jones and Carlos Gomez?

    Are they going to turn it around soon?

    • Cram It says:
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      @jojo: No, you’re screwed.

      • jojo says:
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        @Cram It: Nooooooo…guess i have to drop them for K Davis and Druuuuury..

        • Cram It says:
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          @jojo: I wouldn’t go that far. Well, maybe with Gomez, but I’d try to bench them until/if they start doing something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jojo: I said not to draft them

  63. Wilson says:
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    How do you think of Schoop and DeShields this season? Still trust him?
    My MI is B Lawrie and OF is K Davis, do I need Schoop and DeShields? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: You don’t need them

  64. Wilsonian says:
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    Finally dumped Joc yesterday, and I didn’t even have him in my lineup since he was facing a lefty. Missed out on the damn bomb voyage. I’m sure he’ll light it up now that I finally dropped him.

    Franco is next on my hit list. Everyone better hope I drop him so he finally does something productive.

  65. DancinHomer says:
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    Looking to make up some pitching stats by streaming Fiers today.

    Redraft 12-team 6×6 (OPS & QS + standard 5×5) H2H league.
    Current roster below. Who would you drop (if anyone) for Fiers:

    c: lucroy?
    1b: Goldy
    ?2b: N. Walker?
    ss: Seager?
    3b: Frazier?
    if: Villar
    ?of: Marte, Polanco, Saunders?
    utl: Pujols?
    bn: DeShields, M. Franco, Baez

    SP: Sale, Salazar, T. Walker, Matz, Rodon, Velasquez, Moore, Berrios, Giolito, Snell?
    RP: Ramos, J. Gomez, Jepson
    DL: Kang, Cobb, McCullers

    As always, thank you

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        Shoot… i forgot to mention that with Seager currently slumping/ not playing, i’ve been starting Baez in my SS slot. That being said, would you still drop Baez or someone else?

        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start Seager, drop Baez

  66. Goldschmidt says:
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    Any worries about Springer not running as much going forward? He’s only 1 for 5 so far.

  67. Brett says:
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    Starting rodon vs Boston tonight?

  68. Andrew says:
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    Should I trade Wil Myers for Carlos Rodon?

    I currently have 4 bench bats and constantly bench HRs. My 1B/OF consist of Abreu, Pujols, Chris Davis, Starling Marte, Polanco, Belt, Myers, Cain and Pederson. Clearly I don’t need all of them and cannot start them all in yahoo even with 2 Util spots.

    I also just lost Carrasco and Iglesias to the DL. I really have no need for Myers and the owner of Rodon really wants him. I’m just hesitant because he has been crushing lately and I could keep him in the 15th rd for the next 2 years compared to Rodon in the 15th for 1 year.

    What say ye Grey? Should I pull the trigger since I could really use the pitching depth?

  69. Scott says:
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    SON likes Manny today. He was available in a surprising number of leagues. Did folks forget his first start was vs. Houston?

  70. Charlie says:
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    6×5 obp league

    Have an OF of
    Trout, Stanton, JD, Heyward, Mazara, Belt and Brantley.

    And have Bogaerts and Segura at SS

    Picked up Brantley last week. Drop him for Dannys Santana?

    • BillyBoy says:
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      @Charlie: No way. Brantley can hit .300 and may get close to 20-20

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

  71. BD says:
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    Nice one, Grey. Hey, speaking of dumping Corbin, is it time to also dump Iglesias in NL Only? Small bench and Dee Gordon clogging it up… Eyeballing Jon Gray, Lamb, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BD: I wouldn’t drop him there

  72. Scott says:
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    I like Rafael Ortega. He’s crunchy and doesn’t fall apart when you bite him.

  73. Game of Throws says:
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    Someone in my league is shopping Greinke… I know he was a ‘top 20 SPs to avoid’… but what do you think about this?

    His

    Greinke / Bentances

    for my

    I. Desmond / Iwakuma / Colome

    thanks!

  74. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Mrs. Tabata could take some MILF cues from that Alicia Yelich!

    Here’s an over the interwebs high-five for you!

    http://i.sli.mg/euHfi7.gif

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: I will say she made the easiest $500,000 since she screwed over 15,000 HP workers

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Right?!!

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Mrs.Featherbottom: Oh my god. I thought the whole Yelich MILF thing was a joke. It’s real!! She’s a full blown MILF, my goodness

  75. Tony Molina says:
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    Keeper league. Need another pitching option or a streaming spot. Need to drop one of Pillar, Tomas, or Lawrie. Have Kinsler, Rendon, Adam Jones, Kemp, Blackmon, Just Dongs at 2/3B/OF. Thinking about grabbing Manaea for his start today. Hill/Latos/Tillman/Jimmy Nelson also available. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony Molina: I’m starting Manaea today, Hill should be owned

      • Tony Molina says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, much appreciated.

        Grabbed Manaea for today, Hill for eternity.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  76. Clint Hurdle says:
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    I have Polanco hitting 8th today. Need Cervelli’s and Rodriguez’s pop up there in the middle.

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: Holy turds! He wasn’t kidding. Wow.

  77. Random Dude says:
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    Panik or Villar?

  78. Bartolo's Chin says:
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    12 Team H2H 10×10 – I’m pretty light on pitching, should a take a chance on Archer for Fielder?

  79. Owen Simring says:
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    Whadyou think about starting Lester today in a 12 team roto with 1400 IP cap? Part of me hates the idea of benching my number 2, but the other part knows that the Pirates have hit lefties better than any other team in the majors (highest wOBA, a cool fancy fangraphs stat).

      • Owen Simring says:
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        @Grey: the Pirates. They have been number 1 v lefties this year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start him

  80. Grey: Who’re your top three OF between Saunders, Ozuna, Drury, Khris Davis, Werth, and Danny Santana?

    And Kyle Hendricks or Pommeranz?

    Thanks…!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique: Saunders, Davis, Ozuna…hendricks

      • @Grey: Thanks … I have Saunders and Davis, but had Drury instead of Ozuna. As always, I appreciate the advice.

      • @Grey: I was just looking at my pitchers and was wondering if Matt Moore’s the guy to drop for Hendricks (instead of Pommeranz). Moore had two good games (vs. CLE and CHA), two bad games (@NYY, vs. BALT) and then last night’s disaster vs. LAD. What do you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  81. Scott says:
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    You might have to wait awhile for Roark, howevs. He faces Arrieta next, in Chicago.

  82. Mike says:
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    12 Team H2H with Hits/Runs/Rbi/SB/HR/Walks/Avg/OPS

    Would you lose Deshields for Kevin Pillar/ Danny Santana/ Mallex Smith/ Billy Hamilton/ Ozuna/ or Incarte when he’s back.

    Desields was kind of my speed play, so I don’t know if I should just sell out for SB and grab Hamilton to see what happens. SB is just one of eight catagories in my league, and I’m kind of curious about the Ozuna upside…

    THANKS as always!

  83. Chosen 1 says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league

    Khris Davis or Jason Heyward?

    Thanks!

  84. JC Superstar says:
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    12 team mixed H2H
    1) I was offered Kyle Hendricks in return for Chris Tillman. Make the trade or hold?
    2) Drop Adam Eaton and pick up Khris Davis? (Side note, I drafted Davis and dropped him immediately before he hit 6 HRs.)

  85. Sal says:
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    Grey, would love to sell high on Joe Ross, any particular SP targets you think I could net?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sal: For Archer if trading with JB

      • Sal says:
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        @Grey: just turned Ross/Kennedy into Richards. You dig it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair

  86. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Matt Moore was dropped in my league. My current slumping set of pitchers are:

    Carlos Rodon, Jose Berrios, Gerrit Cole, Tajuan Walker, Danny Salazar, Chris Archer, Cody Allen, Shawn Tolleson, Fernando Rodney, Alex Colome, Kevin Jepsen.

    I have a feeling my move is to hold here, but I don’t know. Also, Carter’s 2 HRs last night makes it really hard to drop him since he’s on fire. Maybe my drop is Kipnis if I roll with Brett Lawrie at 2B?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @William Hung: carter is ranked 19th overall in H2H. I don’t understand why anyone would drop him right now. He just hit 4 homers in 3 games

  87. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    My team is struggling. ERA over 7 this week. No thanks to Verlander and Cueto. team is hitting .248 for week. I have no clue what to do with this team. ALbert and Votto aren’t hitting their own weight. Nobody wants Votto in a trade so im basically stuck between a rock and a hard place. Please advise on what I can do to make my team better. I know making a trade would help but any deal will cost me at least 2 of these five: Altuve, Correa, Donaldson, Max and Machado.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Which I did and picked up Roark. Was that a good choice? Now a guy is offering me Miggy, Cutch, Cano, Thor, and Strasburg. He wants from me, Max, Machado, Altuve, Harvey and Marte. I’m still against that deal as well. Should I pass?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pass

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            i already did pass.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey what would you consider fair trade value pitching wise for Matt Harvey?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cain

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                wow Harvey sank that low that he is worth Matt Cain

                • The Harrow says:
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                  @Scott Kimmel: are you serious with that… let’s think about what cain he meant there, then type afterwards.

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    I asked what trade value pitching wise does Harvey have and Grey said Cain. so the only pitcher named Cain is Matt Cain. Lorenzo I dont think is a pitcher.

                    • Scott says:
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                      @Scott Kimmel: Easy mistake. Why trade one pitcher for another?

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              Grey,

              The guy has these pitchers:

              Greinke
              Kershaw
              Felix
              Arrieta
              Matz
              Walker
              STrasburg
              Thor
              Darvish

              Who should I ask for with McCutchen if I give up Marte and Harvey

              • M says:
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                @Scott Kimmel: Scott, no need to worry about a few bad pitching performances, the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint.

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  THats very true. But there is something very wrong with Harvey. So maybe I can get something for him now.

  88. Jeebers says:
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    Thanks for the write up Grey! You’re keeping me afloat in my league, and in life.

    Two trade offers to wrestle with –

    My Cole and Heyward for his Springer and Nicasio. OR
    My Cole for his Herrera and Colome.

    He’s also considering my Joe Ross. 6×6 league with OPS, K/9 and BB/9.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeebers: Haha… I’d take Springer

  89. Quimmy says:
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    Whats up Razznation, have a keeper trade question.

    I trade my Marte (rd 4 for 3 years) and Odorizi (rd 10 for 2 years) for Kris Bryant (free agent end of year) and Lester (free agent end of year). 5×5 plus obp slg k/9 inn as cats. Thoughts?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Quimmy: No way, you’re trading two good long term keepers for guys you’ll only own this year. Why?

      • quimmy says:
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        @Cram It: Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t crazy. Thanks peeps.

  90. PHIL says:
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    With Papelbon’s problems who is next in line? Do you think Papelbon is done ?

  91. Old School Brother says:
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    Ok… its May now. Drop Deshizz for Khris Davis? :*(

  92. Scott says:
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    2B for ROS: Schoop or Lawrie

    1 SP for ROS: Corbin, Tanner Roark, or Jimmy Nelson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Lawrie… Roark

  93. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: According to ESPN more PED busts are coming. I hope they can just announce this whole lot at once instead of a single player every day or couple of days. This way you can do a “Red Wedding” themed post #GoT

  94. Rice says:
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    According to ESPN:

    Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told Outside the Lines, meaning it’s all but certain that more announcements will follow.

    The unnamed players who tested positive have been informed, and MLB officials are still wrapping up the administrative process required to suspend them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rice: I’m guessing Trout

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: NOOOO!

        Speaking of studs… Harper reportedly made history Tuesday, signing the largest endorsement deal ever by a baseball player, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell. That deal is with Under Armour. The company has reportedly locked up Harper for the next 10 years.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, saw that

          • The Harrow says:
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            @Grey: we should start betting on this. against my own self interests i’m saying it’s jew don as one of them.

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Grey: I’m guessing Carlos Gomez.

  95. Nightmare says:
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    What’s your take on Sonny gray ROS…….is he worth trading for or don’t touch him with my 10 ft pole?

  96. Tom says:
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    Assuming they cost the same to acquire in a trade – ROS: Darvish or Tanaka?

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Tom: Yu know who

  97. Charlie says:
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    Salty, Wilson Ramos or Realmuto?

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

  98. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    how much would you bid on a recently dropped Devo Travis in AL only dynasty?

    little over $100 available for faab

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11

  99. crushbombs says:
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    10 team OPS league
    c wellington
    1b c davis
    2b schoop
    ss villiar
    Mi c seager
    3b longo
    ci adrian
    OF marte
    OF cain
    OF Puig
    OF JD dong
    U c carter
    Bench khris davis
    Bench Parra

    SP kershaw
    SP Salazar
    SP Sky walker
    SP M Harvey
    SP Rodon

    would you trade Cain to get Degrom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not with your team

  100. stu says:
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    L Cain dropped. Worth a pickup regardless of my bench right?

    Drury or K Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course, over Drury

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @stu: seriously? I just gave up trumbo and VV for him in my league!

  101. Rondo says:
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    Start Rodon vs. Boston (Buchholz)?

    H2H Points league so I need the W and K’s with low ER and BB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  102. Boomer19 says:
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    Ouch. Your Rodney blurb hit below the belt. About a week into the season I traded Rodney, Jeanmar Gomez and some kid named Mazara in a package for Carlos Gomez. I thought it was a steal at the time…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ouch

  103. Rondo says:
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    Tulo vs C. Lewis
    or
    Zobrist vs Nicasio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tulo

  104. PED Inc. says:
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    I’m looking to trade my Trumbo for his Rizzo in a H2H redraft league, this owner already owns Goldy at 1B and his pitching staff is pathetic and desperately needs help, I have enough pitching and Darvish on the verge.

    Which pitcher(s) would you package with Trumbo to try to make this happen?
    Archer
    Salazar
    Walker
    Quintana
    Nola
    Smyly
    Matz
    Aaron Sanchez

    Thanks for all the help as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  105. The Tucker says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey!

    7×6 league H2H League

    R, HR, RBI, SB, TB, AVG, OPS
    K, ERA, Whip, QS, K/BB, Win%

    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Odor
    3B – Lawrie
    SS – Lowrie
    OF – Springer
    OF – Polanco
    OF – Blackmon
    util – Schoop
    util – Soler

    Pitchers:
    Gerrit Cole
    Salazar
    Matz
    Ross
    Roark
    Nicasio
    Hammell
    Karns
    Rubby
    Chad Bettis
    Locke

    DL: Darvish

    Would you give up Darvish for Brantley?

    Thanks!

    • The Tucker says:
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      @The Tucker: deep 14-team league btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Brantley

  106. Matt says:
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    Need a bench bat for a league with AVG and OPS. Could you rank….

    Kris Davis, Carter, Ozuna, Tomas, Saunders, Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Carter

  107. ERad says:
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    Suarez turning back into a pumpkin?

    His ownership rate (85%) scares me a little from moving on – but why hold on to a schmotato if he’s not hot – yanno?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @ERad: WTF does 5 have anything to do with players you should drop or not, this isn’t the price is right, you don’t have to care at all about what the rest of the fantasy world does. not advising you to drop suarez here.

      • Scott says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: It indicates the likelihood of the player getting picked up after you drop him.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Scott: right, i get that, but you’d only worry about that if there weren’t equal or better players out there. a better reference would be just what other batters out there wouldn’t it.

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Scott: After today watch his ownership go up. Don’t follow the chasers.

  108. Wilsonian says:
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    I have a plethora of 3Bs (Arenado, Frazier who plays at IF, Castellanos, and Franco). Like I said earlier, Franco has been awful. Sure he has 5 HRs, but that’s seriously come in 3 games. Ozuna looks like he’s on some “supplements”. Cut bait on Franco for Ozuna?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: dumped Joc yesterday, would you try to get him back on Friday for Ozuna?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  109. blevins says:
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    I know you answered yesterday but I realized I would only have 3 OF if I dropped Pederson for Lawrie. Do you think Joc Pederson hitting a HR vs a lefty is a sign of good things to come or should I still drop him? Do you think my team needs speed or power? Interesting names:

    Reddick, Khris Davis, Rajai Davis, Michael Saunders, Melvin Upton, Pillar, DeShields

    Hundley
    Pujols
    Altuve
    Arenado
    Lindor
    Hanley Ramirez
    Blackmon
    Justin Upton
    Aledmys Diaz
    Chris Carter

    Castellanos
    Pederson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Pederson

      • blevins says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

  110. Carter v Shaw says:
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    I dropped Carter last night for Shaw (made the move before Carter’s two bombs). Wondering if I will regret this. Either would be a bench bat, but I’m wondering if Carter is worth picking up again to start for the next week or so… What say you? Tomato-Tomahto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Carter

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: That sounds like a great theme for a movie. Are you in the biz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  111. Tio says:
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    Grey,

    Where do you get the velocity stats from pitchers that you reference during the podcast?

    Rudy may need to lube up the SON. It is being very stingy toward Roark. -9 yesterday even though he has been very good other than his first start this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark didn’t have a great start yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Velocity I get from Fangraphs

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Tio: SON doesn’t very quickly change it’s numbers. season has been literally a month long.

  112. james d says:
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    never ending carousel of SS questions ahhhh

    12 team h2h 5×5

    k. marte, villar, or d. Santana? Most interested in R/Avg/Sb

    I just cut Marte for Villar since Villar’s hitting 2 and Marte’s hitting 7 or so now that Aoki’s back…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  113. Josh says:
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    Which side?

    6×6 OBP/TB league and K/9 instead of K with QS added.

    A: Bumgarner + Carlos Gonzalez
    B: Goldy + Patrick Corbin

    • Josh says:
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      @Josh:

      And what if Cody Allen is added to side A (its a SVHD league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        even if its
        A: Bumgarner + Carlos Gonzalez + CAllen
        B: Goldy + Patrick Corbin

        ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          B

  114. Steven says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m in a 10 team H2H league (7×5) with this team.
    C Vogt
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Dozier
    3B Frazier
    SS Diaz
    CI Franco
    MI Duffy
    LF K. Bryant
    CF L. Cain
    RF Chris Davis
    OF Grichuk
    Util B.H. Park
    BN J. Pederson, Domingo Santana, Baez, Dury

    SP Carrasco (DL) , Rodon, Aaron Sanchez, Nola, Cueto, Berrios
    RP Miller, Betances, J.Smith, Osuna, Perkins (DL)

    Would you drop anyone for Odubel Herrera or Adam Conley? Or even one of the prospects (A.J. Reed/Glasnow)?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez for Odubel

  115. Jim says:
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    Was proposed Cole Hamels for Franco. I have Arenado so Franco occupies my Util. My power is covered, but I do need pitching help. Would you go for that trade, or try to flip Franco for someone like Carlos Martinez if at all?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels is fair

      • Jim says:
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        I could use saves as well, is this still fair for me?

        Hamels and K-Rod for Franco and Marco Estrada?

        Much appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          K-Rod side, sure

  116. Brian says:
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    12 team H2H (6X5 OPS)

    This is my team.

    Wellington, Rizzo, Odor, Franco, C. Seagar, Marte, JUP, Fowler, Pujols
    Bench is Dickerson, Pederson, Harrison.
    Rodon, THOR, Nicasio, Chatwood (streamer spot, dropped Finnegan for his start today SON loves it 13.1), Gausman, Velasquez, Nelson, Eickhoff, Roark
    RP Pap, McGee, J Smith, Dyson,
    Dl T Ross

    Do I drop either Dickerson, Pederson and pickup Villar?

    Do I start Nicasio VS CUBS, RodonVS BOS, Chatwood VS SD?? I am inclined to start all three?? But not sure, need your wonderful advice!!!

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Harrison for Villar… Start all three

      • Brian says:
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        Thanks for the advice. Wasn’t expecting that little nugget to drop J. Harrison for Villar.

        Again thanks and love all your advice and great website!!!

        BB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. “Mallex looks like the love child of Dee Gordon and a piece of celery. ” – hahaha

    Great start to my day.

    I was so ticked off in the last round of my draft – after mock drafting for weeks, getting Beef in the last round everywhere, some Yahoo in my Yahoo league (irony) took him as a 2nd catcher in the late rounds. In a 10-teamer. Who takes 2 catchers in a 10-team league?!? Gah.

    So I’m stuck watching the break-out year I knew was coming while hoping my Grandal can manage to play 3-4 games a week and (gulp) being forced to root for a Dodger.

    Speaking of liking portmanteaus and/or vomit,I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

    On another note, isn’t a grandal that spot between the nuts and booty hole? Oh, wait – that’s grundle. Never mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! HA!

  118. Daniel Moran says:
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    Drop Semien for Danny Santana? 6×6 league with walks, I’m 2nd in homers, SB & BB on a 12 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  119. IV says:
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    RCL.
    Trade JD Martinez, J Upton, Carassco for Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • IV says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Would it change if it was Just Dong, Upton and Colome for Trout? Where I get Trout.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  120. Dustyfingers says:
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    L Duda hit waivers. Drop any of these 3, Brett Lawrie, Nomar Mazara, Colby Rasmus? For a utility spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colby

  121. crock says:
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    Great write up as usual. Funny I was thinking the same thing earlier this week about the Springer/Trout comparison. In my 14 team league I reached out to the Springer owner about availability. He mentioned Springer/Price for Trout or Harper. This is a keeper league and Trout and Springer can both be kept next year but I can’t keep Harper. Would you deal Trout or Harper for Springer/Price or hold tight?

  122. OaktownSteve says:
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    After the game Gray said, “This was the best I’ve felt all year.” Behind that baby face is a guy who visits a woman in leather called Mistress Rayne.

    Jake Arrieta has thrown 143 sliders this year. The BAA is .029. The BABIP is .000. How is that possible? Home runs don’t count as balls in play. The one homer hit against the slider? Socrates Brito, who quipped afterward and on his way down to the minors, “Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.”

    Surprised you didn’t mention this with regards to Shark (nice “worth the keystroke” by the way): http://www.knbr.com/2016/05/03/%E2%96%B6%EF%B8%8E-jeff-samardzija-breaks-bat-over-leg-after-strikeout/
    Bochy compared him to Herman Munster. Bochy is underrated for dry humor.

    Chase Headley still has 0 extra base hits on the year.

    Papelbon had only induced 11 swinging strikes in 11.33 heading into last night’s game. Scary number.

    One guy I would look to be selling on is Kenta Maeda. He’s currently got the 3 highest percentage of swings outside the zone in MLB. And 14th highest percentage of swinging strikes. His stuff does not say swing and miss to me. Often guys with tons of movement and some deception or with one particularly tricky pitch, often change ups, get a pass going through the league one time while teams accumulate tape and see him once or twice. I wouldn’t give him away for a song, but I have a hunch Grey will be trotting out the regression fairy meme for him before too long.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Huh? Why would a pitcher be so pissed that he struck out? They aren’t expected to do much more.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Fungazi:

        Cliche 101: “He’s got a football mentality.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha…. Good stuff here! Yeah, someone mentioned Samardzija above, Giants must be thrilled with his act of strength…. I heard yesterday that Bochy always starts a hitter after he homers, no matter who it is, he knows a hot schmotato…. Papelbon’s JJ Hoover next year, makes it through this year, my guess…

  123. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, trying to decide between Santiago today at MIL or Chen against the Phils at Crayola Canyon Friday. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey:

        Cheers!

  124. Eric B says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m kinda stymied on who to add/drop to improve my roster. I’m debating Kris Davis, Dannys Santana or Dyson to hedge on Tolleson. Based on my roster below whos the add(s) and whos the drop(s) in your expert opinion? Im sitting in 4th but realistically I could use help in a number of categories, Rs, SBs, HRs, etc. I have 4 closers but theres none on the wire and this league hordes them like crazy.

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

    C Molina
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Burns
    UTIL OF/DH Sano
    Bench 2B/SS Castro
    DL Pollock

    SP Salazar
    SP Corbin
    RP Kimbrel
    RP McGee
    P T. Walker
    P Odorizzi
    P C.Rodon
    P Gausman
    Bench SP Berrios
    Bench SP Kennedy
    Bench RP Vizcaino
    Bench RP Tolleson
    DL SP E-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis over Russell, play Castro

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the feedback, appreciate it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  125. Oppo taco says:
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    Would you move Corbin for billy Hamilton? Both turrible right now I know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    I’m ambivalent about starting Rodon today. I know you are starting him, Grey. Just a heads up that Boston has the 2nd best batting average in all of baseball right now. However they are second to LAST in batting average against lefties. Batting .193 in 140ABs. So…I’l probably throw him too. Still, as Kris Parker of BDP said so eloquently – Carlos Rodon makes me NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRVOUS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  127. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    What Up Grey! 1) Lose Starlin for Villar or Holt? Going on overall value, no specific needs. Starlin has been okay, but dude cant seem to score any runs (5, really?!) and its killing me. 2) Should I pick up C Gomez for my util spot in my shallow 10-team league? Currently rotating the likes of Khris Davis, Pillar and Saunders types there. Pick up Gomez, or just continue playing hot hands? Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Villar 2) Hot hands

  128. Crock says:
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    Trout or Springer/Price
    Harper or Springer/Price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, Harper

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Crock: You own Trout Harper and Springer? How???

  129. toneDEAF! says:
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    12-team h2h points league.

    Villar or Pillar at Utility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  130. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I think your standard reply to catcher questions should be as follows:

    If you do not have Posey, you are doomed to wallow in an amorphous blob of mediocrity and frustration.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: and if you do have Posey, you will wallow in a consistent blob of mediocrity that is more boring but less frustrating :)

  131. Ascher says:
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    How good of a closer is Jeanmar? Is he legit or worth trying to move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s garbage

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ascher: Seapants!

  132. Dan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    This may be obvious, but who has the better chance for a steal today?

    Odubel Herrera vs Mike Leake

    OR

    Billy Burns vs Felix Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  133. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Today, Braun’s soreness was described as routine rather than general (yesterday’s term). He has been married since 2013, after all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  134. Chester says:
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    Another quick question – whatever happened to Jurickson Profar? Does anyone even know?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar on milk carton

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Chester:@Grey: in AAA doing well (hitting 300+) blocked by Odor and Andrus. He’s healthy this year finally and shoulder seems to be solid, able to make SS throws etc. So I’d almost expect them to trade him or Andrus for a better SP at some point this season.

  135. Paul says:
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    K-Rod or AJ Ramos ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  136. JT says:
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    If you had to pick one player today…

    Odubel
    Burns
    Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  137. 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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    How much an upgrade is Segura over Starlin? And where is Nola trade value, aim higher than Segura?

    10-team H2H 7×7 (TB,OPS,L’s,QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aim higher

  138. Jim says:
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    Danny Santana or deshields for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

      • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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        @Jim: @Grey: there will be more of these ones coming, but not from me (was about to be).

  139. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Belt DONG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  140. OaktownSteve says:
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    Best pitches by type in baseball per Fangraphs win value.

    Fastball: Jose Quintana +10
    Slider: Jason Hammel +7
    Cutter: Arrieta (some call it slider): +5.6
    Curve: Nola +9.5
    Change: tie Walker and Salazar +5.3

    Preseason I was down on Walker because he’d shown poor development in his secondary pitches and his fastball command wasn’t good enough even with his velocity to pitch with it exclusively. He gave up a lot of hard contact with the fastball last year. It’s hard to know when it’s going to click with these guys. Sometimes it never does, but in general if a guy doesn’t come up and find it right away, sort of seems like 3rd year at the MLB level is a good place to bet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff! Wish I owned Walker in more places

    • @OaktownSteve: He holds his change like a splitter, which is particularly impressive…given how small a squirrel’s paws are!

  141. Gareth says:
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    Got offered Robinson Cano for Joey Votto and Huston street.

    Currently have Panik sidelined and Brock Holt as a fill in at 2b. Villar and Desmond at ss.

    Logjam at 1b with votto, pujols, han ram and a-rod at dh.

    Have a ton of saves so cab afford to lose a closer (and one on the DL to boot).

    So based on needs is it fair and would you accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah it’s fair

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      @Gareth: amazing what a month does, the votto owner should be throwing in the 2nd player.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Mantis Tobaggan MD: Read the trade The Votto owner is giving up a closer too.

  142. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    The Dodgers need to recognize that Erisbel Arruebarrena doesn’t play by the rules.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      …of common letter arrangement

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Its like some shitty DJ made a mash up of Asdrubal and Luis Valbuenna…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  143. Scott says:
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    Phillips DONG.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Scott: You may get a low turnout to your B Phillips party.

      • Scott says:
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        @Fungazi: Aw. He’s just filling in for Jean, currently.

  144. Big Mike says:
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    Arietta, if he were on the Braves, would be their best hitter. 820 ops over Freeman’s 778.

    I put Drury in my MI slot, leaving Semien and DeShizz (or Joc against a leftie) on my bench. Drop one to pick up an MR in keeper holds league, or sit tight (I’m in first)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Semien

  145. Andre says:
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    NEED to drop Corbin from my team. For ROS would you pick up Wisler, AJ Griffin, Wright, Tillman, Blair, Conley, or Holland? 10tm H2H categories w/limited moves….W,L, QS, K’s, Saves, Whip, and ERA are the counting stats. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  146. Wilson says:
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    would you trade Gio for Will Myers? Who do you think will be more valuable in the end?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: hold gio?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  147. alps88 says:
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    Please help with this trade offer
    I need pitching, my offense is good
    I give Harvey and Baez for Strassberg
    The other owner is a big time mets fan
    Should I hold and wait for Harvey to turn it around or just “do It”
    My league scoring uses net wins
    by the way its a 12 team mixed
    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  148. Steve D. says:
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    Time to cut bait on Russell Martin? 10 team, 2 catcher league, but my other catchers are Brian McCann and Yadier Molina.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, lose Molina

  149. OaktownSteve says:
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    Giants pen has been ridden hard. So much so that they let Shark hit in the 8th last night (when he broke his bat). So my guess is Peavy takes one for the team today and logs a few more innings. Could get mighty, mighty ugly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s no good for the ol Tout team

  150. Nightpandas says:
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    Keeper k/9 league, would you trade Harvey for Salazar?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Nightpandas:

      That is a really tough call. I think in a keeper you gotta tough it out with Harvey a little bit longer. Absence of any explanation for his performance, always the chance he locks it in. Remember what this guy has been. His upside is above Salazar’s for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  151. OaktownSteve says:
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    So far this season NL teams are averaging 4.53 runs per game. AL teams averaging 3.96 per game.

    Coors and Coors Lite plus a lot of bad rotations.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting

  152. John says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What do you think of AJ Griffin? Is he the real deal? Guy has been lights out. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  153. OaktownSteve says:
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    By the way, Albright, you see Polanco hitting 8th. I wonder if there has ever been a player to hit in every lineup position during the course of a season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly… I wonder if anyone who has that high of an OBP, has ever hit that low

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: Polanco might hit everywhere BUT leadoff this year ;) DAMN YOU HURDLE!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Crazy

      • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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        @Grey: diaz STL

        • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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          @Mantis Tobaggan MD: this is funny, right when i put this in diaz finally batting in a decent part of order for once.

  154. ryanoger says:
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    Salty owner…pick up Grandal now that McCann is back?

    thanks g
    ryan

  155. Roger Podacter says:
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    Grey!

    H2H, 12 team – R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, SO, E, AVG –

    Justin Upton’s striking out more than Melvin at a ‘whites only’ singles dance…

    With Carlos Gomez and Albert Pujols on the waiver wire – would you throw in the towel on him and grab one of these guys or do I Wilson Phillips?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Roger Podacter: Wow a 12 teamer with Gomez and Pujols on the wire…You dont have anyone else to drop for them?

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        Yahoo –

        C – Molina
        1B – Adrian Gonz
        2B – Odor
        3B – Josh Dongerson
        SS – Starlin’ Castro
        LF – Justin Upton
        CF – Marte
        RF – Hunter Pence
        Util – Odubel “Odizz Jackson” Herrera

        Everyone is pitcher heavy and I don’t want to drop any of –

        DeGrom, Nola, Rondon, Salazar, Walker, Matz, and I just dropped DeShizz for Gausman’s start in Oakland.

        Osuna, Jepsen for SAGNOF

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Roger Podacter: I like Odubel right now but Id take pujols over him

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: Or dump Gausman and keep 1 Bench bat.

          • Roger Podacter says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F:

            Thanks Jef – i don’t know that Odouble keeps up his walk pace anyways.

            Trying to fight the itchy trigger finger and just dump Gaus on Friday for Pujols.. if he’s hanging around.

            K.Calhoun out there too but i like Odizz more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA…You must have someone else to drop

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Grey:
        Yahoo –

        C – Molina
        1B – Adrian Gonz
        2B – Odor
        3B – Josh Dongerson
        SS – Starlin’ Castro
        LF – Justin Upton
        CF – Marte
        RF – Hunter Pence
        Util – Odubel “Odizz Jackson” Herrera

        Everyone is pitcher heavy and I don’t want to drop any of –

        DeGrom, Nola, Rondon, Salazar, Walker, Matz, and I just dropped DeShizz for Gausman’s start in Oakland.

        Osuna, Jepsen for SAGNOF

        The LF/RF/CF instead of 3 OF’s creates limits

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Herrera

          • Roger Podacter says:
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            @Grey: Assuming Pujols is your choice over CarGome?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  156. Money Mike says:
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    Hey Grey, Shelby Miller is available in my league should I drop Corbin for him? Or I can drop Berrios? I got questions Grey! Thanks

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Money Mike: Corbin and Miller are below the stream line. I wouldn’t roster either unless its a deep league

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @Pu$$y Control: Follow the advice of streamonator at this point. Hold Berrios to see more.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Money Mike: Corbin is droppable but forget Miller he sucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  157. Leo says:
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    Hey, would you trade pujols for carlos gomez?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Leo: No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  158. RIP Phife says:
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    Glad I drafted Welington… except i dropped him after two weeks, he hit 6 homers in a week while I got nothing from Grandal, and then I picked him back up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ouch

  159. RIP Phife says:
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    Duda having himself a day

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RIP Phife: WET TAIL!!

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Matz is so good i got him for Jefferys & Dickerson after his one blowup start.

        This is how you sell high to buy low kids. #LGM

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Bye Felica: Yeah I love the over reactions early…Im trying to get Harvey on the cheap as we speak.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Bye Felica: LGM!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  160. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Does Manaea belong on the bench today?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Rodger Dorn: I would start him if I had him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him, but I don’t know your league

  161. Scott says:
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    Rafael Ortega bout to get on permanent batty call duty. Take your time, Daniel Nava.

  162. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Tough break for Hamilton, jamming the thumb he uses to hitch rides to first base, damn, now he will never get on base..

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: he jams it the day after i picked I’m up. I just dropped him for Villar. He’s a bum.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: I think Grey used that line already if i remember right.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I know, I was trying to be funny..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  163. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, are you trotting Phil Hughes out there at Houston in a 5×5 12-team mixer?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him

  164. Wudaben says:
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    Would you trade Belt for Carlos Martinez & Mauer?

    I have Myers on my bench and could start him over Mauer at 1b.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wudaben: Id rather have Belt but could see it if you need pitching..maybe you can get him to add something other than Mauer

      • Wudaben says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        In this particular H2H points league you can never have too much pitching. The other owner has Price Fielder on his bench. I don’t really have a need for him but he is bound to heat up and at some point gain 1b eligibility in my league.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Wudaben: Yeah points leagues typically favor pitchers so i think id take Martinez there…In a standard league id want Belt.

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: And yeah id want Fielder over Mauer if you can

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  165. Will says:
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    if you had to choose, Iwakuma or Matt Moore?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Will: Moore

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Will:I’ll take Hisashi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, coin flip

      • Will says:
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        @Grey: worth dropping both for Dyson and Villar? I am in need of saves and SB’s. I also have McCullers and Berrios if I should drop one of them instead.

        My current SS options are Correa and Segura (so Villar would just be used as UTIL). I could drop DeShields for Villar instead.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You need SBs and saves so you’re dropping Villar and Dyson? Why?

          • Will says:
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            @Grey: sorry, drop both Iwakuma and Moore for Dyson and Villar. I should have clarified

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Will: Yes

  166. MyHerreraBurns says:
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    Just traded my Velasquez for L. Cain in a points league. Good trade for me? Do you see Cain turning it around?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @MyHerreraBurns: yeah considering i just gave up him & Trumbo for Cain

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        hey felica. Look at my question and tell me what do you think

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      They might put Velasquez on an innings limit. Cain is slowly beginning to turn it around

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  167. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    The guy has these pitchers:

    Greinke
    Kershaw
    Felix
    Arrieta
    Matz
    Walker
    STrasburg
    Thor
    Darvish

    Who should I ask for with McCutchen if I give up Marte and Harvey

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Don’t trade Marte for a pitcher dude. Jeez!

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Marte would be going for Andrew mCcutchen. Im asking from that list who should I ask for in exchange for harvey

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: and how can one team have all of those top tier arms? What is this a 2 team league? Even if you traded for one o his pitchers you’re still not beating that teams pitching categories

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok standing pat. thanks

      • Big Jabroni says:
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        @Bye Felica:

        hahahah

  168. Bye Felica says:
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    Hurdle has Polanco batting 8th.

    Dumb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  169. Bye Felica says:
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    In other Pirates news: Jaso thinks he’s Jamaican so Clint has him hitting Leadoff

    Yes, Jaso has whiteboy dreads

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He sure does

  170. Schwab Stumped says:
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    In a 10 team Standard Roto 5 keeper league, someone just dropped Dee Gordon. He would be keepable next year for $8. We have 5 bench spots where I could potentially stash him.

    Would most likely lose Rajai Davis (SAGNOF) or a streamable Pitcher spot for him. Make the move? Always looking for cheapish keepers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  171. Juan says:
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    Drop Katel Marte For Osdrubal Cabrera?

    best pitcher to get from the FA list; Tillman, Hollan, Tomlin, Estrada.
    I Would need to drop Pomerzan or Roark or both.
    Maybe just keep Pomerzan and Roark?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  172. Bye Felica says:
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    H to the Rizzo!!!

    #9 on the year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet!

  173. cashmoney says:
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    Grey

    was offered a trade, my Polanco-Felix for Cargo and Samarj

    do it? would Blackmon-Samarj be a better counter?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @cashmoney: I’d want Polanco and Felix

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  174. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve been getting some recent attempts from people trying to trade for my Franco in an attempt to buy low. Should I be patient or do you think he could be a ways away from stardom?

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Test Kitchen: Don’t sell low…No benefit to that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the trades, I’d try to be patient

      • Test Kitchen says:
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        @Grey: Best offer so far is Kluber

  175. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    So the Cubs, Mets and Nats have scored 23 runs today and my Bryant, N. Walker and Harper are 1-9 with 2 runs scored and 1RBI. I want a do-over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear that

  176. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    ok, now they’ve shown themselves for reals. no longer dropping treinen (papelnuts info from above and implosions), 20 team with holds and saves. have all of storen/lowe/cedeno/j.peralta/treinen.

    1. gotta hold treinen, right, any save options gotta stick.
    2. drop either cedeno or lowe for ohlendork right now? lowe likely not DET’s closer if/when K-Rod completely caves in, j.wilson there
    3. drop anybody else for siegrist when he comes off waivers tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Cedeno 3. Lowe

      • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Grey: wow, didn’t ohlendork for maybe like 4 days have the TEX job too, till tolleson looked good enough to be given it, or was that 2 years ago?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds faintly familiar

          • Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            @Grey: i have distinct memories of grabbing him in deep leagues for possible saves, while adding the cherry on top to myself (as i just got done looking at his mesoraco-like lifetime stats) that he “just had 2 clean innings yippie”, probably early last year or late 2014.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, sounds about right

  177. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Trying to trade Kuechel…how would you rank these pitchers as a return for Kuechel. I’m pushing for Darvish, he’s offering Ventura.

    Darvish, Walker, Matz, Gray, Ventura

    Which of these guys would/wouldn’t you trade Kuechel for? I’m thinking I push for Darvish and settle for Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That ranking is fine, I would do the last two

  178. nick the dick says:
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    G my 10 team, have closers drippin from my buttcheeks, sleep on my stomach so I don’t mess up my sheets. My Kimbrel for Yu? (Offered Yu and Waino but would prob just drop Wain) Or is it like Hitler said about the Jews, it’s a bit much…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, I don’t mind that, you gotta overpay with closers

  179. Slowmez says:
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    Need some advice on OF (10tm-h2h-standard) – I’ve got 5 spots to fill and some of these guys have left some room to be desired. That said, I’m currently in 1st place, so just trying to tweak where I can. I’m currently pretty deep at the corner IF (Miggy, Rizzo, C Davis (OF), Belt, A Beltran, Castellanos, B Lawrie(2b)) – but that leaves me little room to maneuver.

    OF-Chris Davis
    OF-Polanco
    OF-Cain
    OF-Eaton
    OF-Span

    Bench OF
    OF-Reddick

    Available on WW: Khris Davis, Markakis, Ozuna, Hazelbaker

    Do I drop anyone to grab one of those OFs, do I shop any of my corner hitters to upgrade OF (if so who?), or do I just hold? I feel like I should do something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis over Eaton if you don’t need runs

  180. The great Knoche says:
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    Dear Cubs can you please try winning a game by 3 runs or less? Thanks.

    Damn 9th inning insurance runs

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @The great Knoche:

      Hahaha. I’m with ya’. Makes me ask “which pitcher should I drop? Kent Tekulve or Hector Rondon?” They’re about equal right now. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  181. John says:
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    Who to start in Util tonight, Lamb JdMart or Mauer points lg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  182. Jim says:
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    Grey,

    Just to confirm… 12 team H2H League

    Cole Hamels and K-Rod for Maikel Franco and Marco Estrada

    You prefer the Hamels side even with Hamel’s groin issue last week and overall mediocre numbers?

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Jim:

      I feel like you could get someone better for Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Franco, it is fair though

  183. muskysmell says:
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    It might be time to get on the post-post-post hype bandwagon for Javier Baez y’all….

    He may be nothing but a hot schmotato but just add him as a speculative add just in case if you have a free roster spot and/or in need of some infield help…lotto ticket!

    Maddon is trying to keep him in the lineup everyday cuz of his versatility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doubt he plays every day

  184. Scott says:
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    Melancon Kazam!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  185. Cram It says:
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    What a POS Rendon is. How do you not get in on that 13 run slugfest batting second?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s such garbage

      • @Grey: Any way he doesn’t get you 90 Runs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like him to lose PT to Turner too

          • @Grey: It’s possible! Much more likely that Espy joins White to form one of the strongest one-two punches that accept trade-ins, even if you have to tow it there! “They’ll even throw in the floor mats!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wake Up: I didn’t pay him to think! I mean, I didn’t draft him to contribute nothing but runs!

  186. Scott says:
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    Yep, not a good day for Santiago.

  187. Scott says:
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    Funny, you guys were talking about Hernan Perez on the podcast, and he ends up hitting a homer today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s still not good

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Blind squirrel, yada, yada, yada. :)

  188. John says:
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    Have russell and drury for 2b have duffy and lamb and drury for 3b, Drop one above (lamb drury duffy) for

    Ellsbury meh….Krush D …… Villar

    points lg no K penalties

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Khris over Lamb, Villar over Duffy

  189. muskysmell says:
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    what in the actual f***, Daniel Murphy is batting .402………………………………

    ……………………………….

    *slowly closes laptop and quits fantasy baseball forever*

  190. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Segura out again today with hip issue. ” It’s thought to be minor” damn you baseball gods! haven’t i sacrificed enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give them hell

  191. muskysmell says:
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    So ever since I picked up Conforto, he’s been 1-12…sorry guys

    if there’s anyone you guys would like me to jinx, let me know.

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Wake Up:

        On it, look for an epic O-fer streak

    • Cram It says:
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      @muskysmell: Daniel Murphy please.

  192. Scott says:
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    Wow, they’re leaving Manaea in? I can’t watch.

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: Whew.

  193. SteveNZ says:
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    The Eagle has landed.

    • Cram It says:
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      @SteveNZ: Shit taco?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Cram It: No time. Just boarding a flight from SF to NY.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Here for a few weeks and already stealing our national bird? Geez

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Only because kiwis are flightless.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And hairy fruit

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @SteveNZ: blast this at em on yr way out.

  194. ashtray says:
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    Manaea just unraveled after 4 good innings. Hold in a 12er? I’d drop him for Villar (have Franco and Semien) or speculate on saves (Neris, May, Hudson, Dyson, etc).

    • Scott says:
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      @ashtray: They left him in, and he struck out Kyle Seager to end the inning. That’s a good sign. Both they trust him, and he’s resilient. Let’s see what happens in the 6th first.

      • ashtray says:
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        @Scott: He’s not doing nearly as bad as Felix. Four singles (two of them infield) and an error and he’s done with no one out.

        • ashtray says:
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          @ashtray: err.. two errors and one infield single

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  195. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    yahoo F’ing up today bigtime, i’ve now seen two players i know aren’t playing (from reliable sources), and now it’s showing segura (he’s the 2nd i’ve seen today) as playing. segura esp bad since he’s been out for last 3 games now.

  196. Jake says:
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    Stroman or Hamels ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  197. Nthanks says:
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    10 team Head to Head keeper league, what side of trade do you like?
    Carlos Correa for Noah S and Tulo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  198. joe says:
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    brock holt! or lowrie? need runs

    • muskysmell says:
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      @joe:

      You mean Jed Lowrie or Brett Lawrie?
      I don’t think Brock plays everyday

      Brett version over both though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  199. muskysmell says:
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    Dear Kris Bryant,

    I appreciate you batting .300 and taking bases and all, that .390 OBP is very shiny and pretty.
    But please, if you could start hitting dem balls over the fence I’d really like that.
    Thank you.

    P.S. you have beautiful eyes

    P.P.S. seriously, hit those hrs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  200. OaktownSteve says:
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    Kyle Seager can rake! That’s what his new boss on the grounds crew will be saying if he keeps this up. Silver sombrero on a .175

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  201. Lobstein? More like LOBstein, amirite. says:
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    Assuming all next in line set-up men not named Betances are available, is Sam Dyson the best speculative SAGNOF right now? I.e., Tolleson is the closest, um, Closer to losing his job?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Dyson works

      • Lobstein? More like LOBstein, amirite. says:
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        @Grey: Thoughts on Ohlendorf in Cincy? Seems to be the “9th inning guy” maybe?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, looks to be the 9th inning guy

  202. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Not sure whether to start Sanchez tonight.

    Standard cats except QS instead of W and 162 game limit for SP so streaming is out

    Start him?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  203. OaktownSteve says:
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    Medical Update: Garrett Richards dealing with dehydration. The bad news is he’s not battling it. You want to see a battler. But on the bright side, he’s also not nursing it. Nursers you never can tell with them.

    Reports are that his next start is very much in question, which makes sense as there is no known treatment for dehydration. Perhaps what’s called for is an inconvenient, road closing awareness raising fundwalk to raise money as we search for a cure to this mysterious ailment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, I wrote something similar for tomorrow

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I believe I set the bar pretty high…pretty pretty high…right here, my friend.

        Nobody does the absurd medical meme like we do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, I kept mine to under 15 words

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I understand you’re limited by the demands of your chosen medium.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  204. Lonestar3 says:
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    10 teamer
    We holding Manaea or streaming?

    Also Votto’s been riding pine on my team. Is getting a top tier closer too low to sell? I’m in the bottom 1/3 of saves in the league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream…That’s a bit low

  205. High Like Eagle says:
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    HAH! i thought i was the only person that automatically associated john danks and gavin floyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  206. JR says:
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    Do you think Ken Giles will regain the Closer Role at all this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe…long season

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @JR:

      15% chance

  207. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    In the 9-8, to this point, slugfest between Seattle and Oakland there is only one player to not record a hit or a counting stat, Stephen Vogt, my catcher du semaine. Well done sir. Your brethren in the amorphous blob of mediocrity and frustration are most proud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  208. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points

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

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, Brantley
    (1) UT: Piscotty

    Hoping to pickup Khris Davis after the games start tomorrow since he’s off tomorrow. I would have dropped Piscotty today for him but I thought Piscotty’s matchup vs. Morgan today was better than Davis vs. F. Hernandez.

    Before I flat out drop Piscotty I was thinking of maybe sending an offer of Brantley and Piscotty to an 0-4 team for maybe a long-shot buy low on Cain? He’s got CarGo, Cain, Trumbo in his 3 OF slots and Carlos Gomez on the bench. Good plan? What are some other buy low guys I should go after and what pairing of two of my bats will land me the best return you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it for Cain

  209. OaktownSteve says:
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    I predict A’s comeback walk off. Game has that feel.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      or, ya know, not.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  210. OaktownSteve says:
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    Brutal stat from Twitter: Souza-Dickerson-Jennings, Rays 5-6-7 hitters 0 for last 52.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oofa!

    • Lobstein? More like LOBstein, amirite. says:
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      @OaktownSteve: And THAT’S why you always leave a note!

      Sorry, got confused with my Arrested Development thread…

      I meant: And THAT’S why you always stream against the Rays.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

  211. muskysmell says:
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    This could get ugly for Aaron Sanchez already….UGH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nooooo

  212. John says:
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    Do you like Odubel or Villar ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  213. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

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

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
    (3) RP: K. Jansen, Gregerson, Jeffress
    Bench: (Rodon, Odorizzi, Ventura, Moore, Hill)

    (1) DL: Carrasco

    Available SP (% owned): Iglesias*, Pineda, Chen, Fiers, Corbin, McCullers*, MIller, Berrios, Happ, Leake, McHugh, Severino, Wood, Nicasio, Gausman, Eickhoff, Manaea, R. De La Rosa, Conley

    Matz was awesome today (32 pts) and Moore was not so awesome yesterday (-13 pts) yesterday plus I’m starting Rodon tonight vs. BOS so I’ll have 8 more starts (4 a day max) to use going into Sunday (5/8).

    Which SP should I drop to stream this week? Plan was stream Happ tomorrow … then start Scherzer (duh), Salazar, Walker, Ventura… then start Hill, Odorizzi… and then start Moore and stream Corbin @ATL on Sunday. Are those still the best starts? or should I bench Ventura and stream Chen instead on Friday? Still starting Moore next Sunday?

    5/5
    Happ vs. TEX (13.5)^
    Gausman vs. NYA (5.3)
    Conley vs. ARI (5.0)

    5/6
    Scherzer @CHN (26.8)^
    Chen vs. PHI (18.6)
    Salazar vs. KC (13.8)^
    Walker @HOU (10.2)^
    Pineda vs. BOS (10.6)
    Ventura @CLE (-5.7)^

    5/7
    Hill @BAL (4.7)^
    Odorizzi @LAA (6.0)^

    5/8
    Corbin @ATL (17.2)^
    Severino vs. BOS (2.8)
    Moore @LAA (-1.1)^
    Berrios @CHA (-3.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Ventura and stream Chen, sure start Moore, I guess but why not wait until Sunday to decide?

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man, sounds good! But wait which SP should I drop to stream Happ and then Chen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura, Moore

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Hmm well I don’t need to drop two pitchers… I figure I ‘ll drop either Ventura or Moore for Happ… then drop Happ to stream Chen?

        Am I understanding you correctly that you’d drop Ventura before dropping Moore? or vice- versa? Sorry for the confusion!

        Or wait should I just be owning Chen over Ventura or Moore and the using the latter’s spot to stream?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chen over Ventura, Happ over Moore for this week

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Word, thanks again Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  214. Jonah says:
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    Is Jon Gray worthy of a roster spot in a 12 team H2H league?

    Next start comes in San Francisco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need the stream

  215. swaggerjackers says:
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    Two Wednesdays in a row with no Kenyon posts. Safe to say that experiment is over?

  216. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    man smyly’s turned this shit up a notch.

    anyhoo, benching holland yet again tomorrow of course (next 2, -16 @ TOR, -4.3 vs WSOX), drop for any of
    -vargas (looked good again today vs COL in a -5.3), next up @ CUBS -17.5 (bench this one)
    -wisler vs PHI 9.7
    – miley @ HOU -7.3 (i’d bench this one), vs TB 3.2
    – chacin vs PHI 11.1 (but oh man did he get torn up)

    could also hold holland to see if he continues to get that lucky (as wisler did yesterday), at least TEX will get less losses (losses as a stat h2h here with deep benches)

    i dropped tropeano last week to grab nicasio last second (benched today, whip destruction on nicasio), missed out grabbing karns some worse options lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wisler

  217. Scott says:
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    Jed Lowrie’s mishandling of Aoki’s “hit “. Error or good baserunning?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Scott:

      Lowrie is awful defensively. One of the poorest defenders in MLB.

  218. OaktownSteve says:
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    What’s the point?

    Martin Prado is the king of the 4020’s and then some. His .398 average across 90 PAs features 0 home runs, 0 steals and 17 combined runs and rbis. King of the 4020’s

    Jed Lowrie is the other player with a .300+ average and no steals or homers. Andrus who currently sits at .303 has no homers and one steal. Andrus steal totals went 47-25-21 the last three years. What the heck man?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, great question, damn Andrus got old fast

  219. OaktownSteve says:
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    Tigers a good match up for Kluber. VMart and Gose the only left handers in the line up. I think the lack of left handed bats holds Detroit back a little bit. This Kluber start is a perfect example. Plenty of righties in there who will chase sliders. JDM, Upton, Castellanos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think the Tigers pitching holds them back

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I didn’t say the right handed heavy lineup was the ONLY thing that holds them back.

        Somewhere the regression fairies are planning a Jordan Zimmerman themed circuit party.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah

  220. muskysmell says:
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    Aaron Sanchez seems to have weathered the storm a bit…
    Boy, when he doesn’t have his off speed stuff going it gets UGLY REAL FAST…
    Batters just sit on fastball all day long. Scary AF.

    Let’s hope he’s settled down…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

    • muskysmell says:
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      @muskysmell:

      He just broke off 2 gorgeous curveballs back-to-back to strike out Rua…wtf Sanchez, where were you the first 2 innings?!?

  221. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Right now I have a team scoring 12 in ERA (2.77) and 1 in WHIP (1.31).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fluky on the ERA

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Safe to say if I have an ERA under 3, it’s fluky.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chin up, Vin!

  222. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hanley out with the dreaded flu like symptoms. I think the Braves should start calling themselves a “baseball like team.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @OaktownSteve: and CLE browns are “footbally”

  223. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    jesus, lineups getting ugly with small short term injuries or being jerked around by coaching, segura/hanram/delino/heyward lately.

  224. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Rendon: ABs 104 XBH 6

    Cain: ABs 96 XBH 2

    Wainwright: ABs 11 XBH 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  225. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    and here’s rubby’s 7 ER in 5 inning game. how many years can a guy do this, great start, good start, AWFUL, good, ok, medium bad, great, AWFUL etc. trying to think of somebody else in the last few years like this, ubaldo maybe.

  226. Nightmare says:
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    Sup mustache. Your genius is needed. Got an owner really wanting tanaka for his 2 starts next week. H2h weekly points

    1) my tanaka and Berrios for his Darvish and Odorizzi
    2) will Darvish be on a pitch count/innings limit when he returns?
    3) braun a sell high or hold? Possibly a Joey bats I could trade for

    Fiona thanks u

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun for Bautista is meh… I’d take Darvish in that trade

      • Nightmare says:
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        @Grey: you’re not concerned with any pitch counts or innings limits?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’ll pitch the rest of the season as long as he’s healthy

  227. muskysmell says:
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    JOSE CAN YOU SEE!!!
    Abreu is officially back baby!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time!

  228. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop either Logan Forsythe or David Peralta to put in a waiver request for Brandon Drury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        k thanks

  229. ebudz says:
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    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
    (3) RP: K. Jansen, Gregerson, Jeffress
    Bench: (Rodon, Odorizzi, Hill, Chen, Happ)

    (1) DL: Carrasco

    Okay my starters have been updated but now one more question Grey because you’re so good at this! Someone just dropped Betances… is he worth adding over any of my RPs?

    Available RP (% owned): Betances, Street* Cishek, McGee, Doolitte, Colome, Rodney, Boxberger*, Giles, Perkins*, Vizcaino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Happ

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Wait what… haha you’re killing me! Betances is only RP eligible and I already have my 3 RPs slots filled! Plus we just established I was gonna stream out of Happ’s spot (I just dropped Ventura and Moore for Chen and Happ) …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, yeah, forget Betances

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Alright cool! I guess after 757 comments you’re bound to get confused at one point … I don’t know how you do it!

  230. Greyt One says:
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    Looking for a 4th Ofer between these guys. What order do u like these guys oh Greyt One

    Drury Calhoun Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun, Maz

      • Greyt One says:
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        @Grey: Just noticed Pacman Jones in pool too. That change anything?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with Jones

  231. Spot on says:
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    So the team I’m playing is built around 5 top tier starters and 3 closers, couple base stealers
    Im winning in every hitting category except steals and net steals I’m down 4-2, 0-4
    Losing in saves and holds I have 1 closer 4 holds guy so maybe I can win holds. Down 3-4
    So what should my strategy be to be this guy?
    Play it like I am now and hope has a bad week or I get more steals then him or load up on starters and holds guy to win wins(probably not) strikeouts(probably) quality starts(possibly) and holds. I’ll automatically lose era, whip, hr given up, losses.

    Currently down 10-9 his kluber complete game put him ahead

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Probably load up on starters and holds guys but have no idea anything about either team

  232. Da Fuq Delino? says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto.

    I’ve been offered either my Liriano/Joe Ross + AJ Ramos for Pujols. I dont mind the trade but it doesn’t seem to fit my team. Overloads me with bench bats and then I’m short on SP and RP. Rizzo is my 1B so I would slot Poo into my UTIL making my team:

    OF-Marte, OF-Upton, OF- Belt, UTIL -Pujols, BN-Khris Davis, BN-Delino, BN-Zobrist (who I would prob drop)

    SP- Kluber, Liriano/Ross, Rodon, Moore, Manaea, DL- E-rod
    RP- Cishek, Rodney, Jepsen

    Would you take it? If so, Joe Ross one right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  233. muskysmell says:
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    Aaron Sanchez’s night is over. Some observations (since I’ve watched his every start this yr):

    – After starting off the worst possible way – control all over the place, no off-speed to speak of – in the first 2 innings, it looked like the Oakland start Part Deux…but after a mound visit from the pitching coach (wtf man, why didn’t you do this earlier??) Sanchize proceeded to gut out 5 shout-out innings. Impressive.
    – That curveball when on is straight filthy. They posted an infographic of it being a more effective pitch than Kershaw’s curve. Wowsah…
    – Also, super ballsy of Gibbons to leave Sanchez in there in the 7th to face lefties Odor and Mazara…I think my hair turned 50 shades of grey just watching.
    – Crazy ass factoid: Aaron Sanchez has NEVER allowed a homer to a righty…EVER.

    Solid growth…*phrasing!* …hopefully will carry over to the next start.
    I can see Sanchez being ace type next year. This year will be full of great starts mixed in with painful, stressful outings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, on the curveball and never allowing a homer to a righty, great stuff!

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: The ESPN broadcast tonight made a similar point about ChiSox southpaw Carlos Rodon never giving up a homerun to a lefty. An inning later Big Papi said nuts to that. Actually, Big Papi said “nuh tuh dah”, but you get the point. Those damn jinxers! “Coming into tonight JoJo has made 79 straight free-throws…oh, and he airballed that one!” Or, JanJan is 23 for 23 on field goals 35 yards or less…oh…wide right!” So, just watch, muskypants. Sanchez will give one up to a righty next start. Take that to Vegas. ?