Member how I was saying yesterday that I owned Zack Cozart in multiple leagues, and he was a top five shortstop this year on our Player Rater, but I didn’t really appreciate him?  Do I even need to tell you what happened next?  Can you guess?  If you hold your ear to the computer, does it help you guess?  Cozart lunged for the 1st base bag as he was going down the line, hyperextended his knee and is headed to the DL.  Einstein was right, “Absence does make the heart grow fonder.”  Or maybe that was Peabo Bryson.  I always confuse those two on attributing quotes.  It’s usually one or the other.  Was it Peabo Bryson who did the theory of relativity?  Why can’t I spell genius without spellchecker?  Questions for another day.  One potential fill-in is Ivan De Jesus (1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer).  De Jesus now has homers in two of three games, that’s twice as many homers as his dad had in his final 600 plate appearances.  With Cozart out for who knows how long, De Jesus Jr., or as Christians and Nike marketers like to call him Lil’ Jesus, could be the shortstop, but so could Kris Negron (1-for-4).  Negron, please!  If it’s Lil’ Jesus, well, it’s worse than Negron, please!  Lil’ Jesus doesn’t have much power or speed, while Negron, please, at least swiped 30+ bags one year in the minors.  Neither are advisable outside of NL-Only leagues.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jon Moscot – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  This was Moscot’s first major league win.  Sweet Moscot!  A little too sweet though, may as well be drinking Grape Kool-Aid.

Brayan Pena – 4-for-4, run, 2 RBIs as Rudy streamed him in our RCL league.  I saw him grab Brayan, and I thought Rudy might’ve been confusing him with a donkey, but it looks like I’m the jackass.  Speaking of Rudy, if you play DFS, I’d check out the Lineup Optimizer that Rudy worked out the deets on.  Pretty cool like Kate Upton is pretty pretty.

Andrew Miller – Hit the DL with forearm tightness.  In related news, Dr. James Andrews was looking at a brochure of Hawaii.  Not to vacation, but to buy an island.  “You see that volcano?  That’s built from elbow tendons.”  Dellin Betances will obviously close in Miller’s stead, and be terrific; too bad he’s owned everywhere.

Nathan Eovaldi – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 4.13.  At this point, Eovaldi is still a streamer, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t have great things to say about his next start, but, well, I would stream him in Miami, if I were desperate.  Crayola Canyon doesn’t scare me.  Plus, maybe he’ll be pumped to play again in front of the dozens of Marlins fans.

Danny Espinosa – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .263.  If you lost Cozart or your MI slot is just a suckhole, I could see adding Espinosa.  Plus, he rocks a mustache that looks like grandma’s chinchilla fur stole.

Denard Span – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal.  Since he’s been dealing with back issues of Men’s Health like Tom Cruise, it’s a good sign that Span stole a bag.

Lance Lynn – Sent for an MRI on his forearm.  Dr. James Andrews added, “And that red frothing from the volcano, there, that’s not lava.”

Carlos Martinez – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks in Coors, ERA is now down to 2.93.  Here’s frequent commenter, L-Boogie, “Why, oh why, did I ever drop C-Mart?  Oh right, it was those back-to-back 7 ER games.  Remember those? I do…every time he throws a gem.”  My sentiments exactly.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  How much power can the Grichuk chuck if the Grichuk could chuck power?  A lot, I think.  I’m slightly surprised more hasn’t been made of him, but he had 25 homers in Triple-A last year, and he’s only 23 years old.  I’d definitely take a flyer, if I had room.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4.  It’s likely not a good sign that I own him, and, even in Coors, I hope he’s benched by the Cards so I can play someone else.  Oh, and it’s a deep league.  In shallower leagues, I’d look elsewhere, if you haven’t already.

Corey Dickerson – Rejoined the Rockies yesterday, but isn’t being activated until today.  Apparently, he didn’t say hi to Walt Weiss.

Ben Paulsen – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs as he hit his 5th homer, coming into the game late.  No idea why Walt Weiss isn’t playing him every day, but I doubt Weiss knows either.  For what it’s Wuertz, Paulsen is actually hitting better on the road.

Scott Copeland – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  For Copeland, de do do do de da da da is all I want to say to you.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-3, 2 runs, but was lifted from yesterday’s game with renewed shoulder soreness.  Okay, how about a cortisone shot every other day?  Is there a limit on these things?  I believe The Ultimate Warrior testified that Vince McMahon used to give him a few cortisone shots a day.  Obviously, this is terrible news for Edwin.  I keep waiting to hear the Blue Jays are confusing Edwin and Bautista.  Wasn’t Jose the one with shoulder soreness?  Wasn’t that why I traded him for Effin Stressbird?  Why do you mock me, Fantasy Baseball Overlord?!

Justin Smoak – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  With Edwin sidelined, Smoak should be in line for near-everyday playing time.  One of JayWrong’s preseason bold predictions was Smoak would have more value than the last season of Lost.  Well, that’s not hard.  The Big Bang Theory without the laugh track beats that.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer.  For not drafting Donaldson on every team after ranking him above all other ‘perts, I’m going to put in a bid for the world’s smallest violin on eBay.  Maybe I’ll get two and start an orchestra to play for my lack of drafting Bryce too.

Jose Reyes – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  The Blue Jays are sure glad they put that stipulation in Reyes’s contract that he only has to play in June.

Russell Martin – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  The Blue Jays might be the only team that can warrant five hitter blurbs and only score seven runs in a game.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  OZUNA find sweet spot of bat.  OZUNA get cavity.  OZUNA think unrelated.

Fernando Rodney – Another day, another head-scratching quote from Lloyd Christmas McClendon.  McClendon’s standard fortune cookie:  You don’t need dandruff to make one scratch their head.  Xmas said, “I’m committed right now, if (Rodney’s) closing out a game, to getting him some help in the ninth on the front end if there’s a tough lefty or something.  Anything to try to jump-start him.  Listen, we need (Rodney).  If we’re going to make a run at this, and be as successful as we think we’re going to be, we’ve got to have him.  The other kid (Smith) has greatness written all over him, but if we think we can run him out there three or four days in a row, it’s just not going to happen.”  McClendon reminds me of a manager at Best Buy that tries really hard to push a Zune on you.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Hmm, Grey says curiously.  This was in an away game too.  Huh, Grey says twirling his mustache.  This was against a better than league average offense in their home stadium.  Could have Taijuan finally stuck his head out of the fantasy baseball sleeper vagina and be born a man?  I’d grab him to find out.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .280.  You know how Seager hit that homer?  Against the wind.

Brad Miller – 2-for-3, 1 run and has a hit in each game of the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!…Well, kinda.  He hasn’t shown any power or speed, and only one hit every game this week, yesterday excluded.  Worth cyclops’ing for now.

Trevor Bauer – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies quote Perez Hilton, they call margaritas margies and they will stomp on your ERA dreams.

Yan Gomes – 2-for-4, a day after hitting two homers.  Glad to see him finally emerge from extended spring training.

Brock Holt – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .305 on the year and near-.400 in the week, and has taken over Betts’s two-hole, even if that sounds like something out of Oz.

Hunter Pence – About to hit the DL with discomfort in his wrist.  If he didn’t flap his arms when he ran, this wouldn’t happen!

Nori Aoki – 4-for-5, 2 runs.  I always find this amusing, since no one reads the newspaper anymore, or the USA Today, specifically, which details the top five leaders in stat categories.  Any guesses to where Aoki ranks in the NL or the majors, for that matter, in batting average?  Go ahead, think about it, I’ll wait.  *cracks knuckle, accidentally pops knuckle out, dials Cougs with good hand, Cougs brings ice*  He ranks fourth in the NL, and tied for sixth in the majors for batting average!  Crazy, right?

Joe Panik – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  You haven’t knocked up your girlfriend of three days, but now is the time for Panik.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .296.  This isn’t a crack on him, but he could have 17 homers in June and I’d still think he was going to finish the season with no more than 17 homers.  Okay, maybe it’s a small crack.

Justin Maxwell – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .240.  “Dude, that’s almost 420.”  Okay, Lincecum.  Maxwell stands to gain the most uptick in playing time due to Pence’s injury, but he’s streamer for most leagues unless he gets hot.

Juan Lagares – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting near-.350 in June.  Hot schmotato alert!

Matt Harvey – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 3.62.  Don’t worry, if he pitches poorly, I won’t say I told you so.  Only, of course, I’ll point it out by saying I won’t say it.

Alex Avila – MRI revealed no new damage in his knee.  Just the same old damage.

Chris Coghlan – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Hasn’t done a whole lot recently, but he tends to get hot in fits like an epileptic schmotato.

Chris Denorfia – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .441.  Sadly, for him and Lake, they’re platoon guys.  And not the fun platoon guys like Charlie Sheen would shotgun with.

Miguel Montero – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  He hasn’t been as good as Posey, but considering you could’ve drafted him 235 spots later, he’s been okay.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-3, 1 run, and continues his run of multiple hit games, now it’s up to four, and five in six games, raising his average twenty points in a week’s time.  Thankfully, he no longer seems distracted by his attempt to open a casual kosher steakhouse, L’chaim Jumper.

Vincent Velasquez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks in his first start.  I watched some of this game, and two things stood out, nasty and wild.  Lot could’ve been happening here, nerves that come with his first start and in an away stadium, even if it was the White Sux.  I’d hold him for his next start, at least.

George Springer – 5-for-5 and his 13th steal.  All five hits were singles for the Tony Gwynn Cycle.  *pours some maple syrup out for the brother who ain’t here*

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Six more by the All-Star break and we’re good.  C’mon, man, keep it going!

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and his third homer in ten games.  Dare I say, the White Sux are getting hot?  Okay, it’s not exactly like a BASE jump dare, but it’s something.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.00.  I believe in real baseball vernacular that’s a workman-like performance, scattering six hits and two walks, punching out three.  And it’s as boring as it sounds.

Charlie Morton – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.05.  I’m not being dense when I say Morton’s a streamer.  He’s a 6-ish K/9 guy with solid walks.  That’s ownable in deep leagues, and Morton is worth his salt, but I can’t get that excited about him.  The Stream-o-Nator is just okay on him for his start, but I would stream him.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, but left with an undisclosed injury.  Maybe Sarah Koenig could get to the bottom of it.

Trevor Plouffe – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  This could be confirmation bias but I feel like every time he hits a homer, he follows it with another homer.  That, of course, would mean, if he hit a homer on Opening Day, he’d hit 162 homers a year, but just go with it.

Alex Gordon – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I could’ve sworn he had, like, maybe three homers.  He must’ve hit them on the weekend when I’m snoozing late and trying to pick up pretzels with my toes.

Edinson Volquez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.07.  Yet…Again, with some stank…YET!  I streamed Jesse Hahn (3 2/3 IP, 4 ER) when Edinson was right there for the taking.  Grey — zero, The Fantasy Gods — a zillion.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4 and his 20th error.  Take Semien to the bank at your own peril (the tellers at Wells Fargo are not easily amused).

Martin Perez – Ready for a rehab assignment.  That assignment is to not need Tommy John surgery again.  He should return around the All-Star break.  Definitely worth stashing now in deeper leagues.  He’s a pretty middling pitcher, even when healthy, so in most leagues, I’d take a wait and see approach like when that teenager turned up at your door saying you were his father.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Seriously, flaming hot schmotato.  Mitch won’t kill your vibe, Mitch won’t kill your vibe.

Yovani Gallardo – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.45.  His peripherals look like a fourth to fifth fantasy starter.  The emotional scars I have from owning him through the years have not been as kind.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  It’s funny (not funny), but I own Grandal in one league, and when I get something from my catcher slot, I literally do a double take, forgetting I have a catcher.

Yasiel Puig – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  When Pweeg’s fly!

Paul Goldschmidt – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Au Shizz!

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week and has been playing the outfield pretty regularly with the return of Lamb, even if Lamb himself hasn’t been playing.  We’re sure Yasmany didn’t eat Lamb, right?

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .326.  For those just emerging from a two-month, medically-induced coma, Pollock’s having a great year.

Desmond Jennings – Expected to miss eight weeks after he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery.  Sounds like a walk in the park.  Washington Square Park, at night, prior to Giuliani, wearing a sign that says, “Carrying lots of cash.”

Jake McGee – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, as Boxberger set him up.  I’m not saying McGee’s been bad, but he has a 3.00 ERA and Boxberger has a 2.82 ERA.  I feel like Kevin Cash is having a pissing contest with Maddon as to who can be more El Pollo Loco.  I wouldn’t be surprised if McGee is now the closer the rest of the year, and I also wouldn’t be surprised if Jepsen closes the next game or Boxberger.  It’s your everyday closerousel, basically.

Erasmo Ramirez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.98.  This wasn’t a particularly amazing game, but I’m mentioning it because Erasmo has been a crush of mine in the past, due to his stuff, and he’s had three straight decent games.  I think he’s moving into 15-team ownable, shallower team watch area.  Or I guess that’s Areasmo.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  Longoria’s been so predictably one note, and that one note is nails on a chalkboard, that I actually saw in one box score that he homered and I checked a different source to make sure it wasn’t a typo.

Williams Perez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.78.  I wonder if Williams’s family knows Kennys’s.  If they get together and talk about the many joys they’ve received from their one childs.  As for Williams for fantasy, he has no control, like his family with plurals.

Nick Markakis – 2-for-3, 1 run.  He has zero homers this year.  I’ve seen more power from a Greek woman getting moisture out of feta.

Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.81 vs. the Braves.  He’s been the king of the bleh start this year.  He’s gone five or six innings and given up two or three runs in 10 of 13 starts, and worse with four earned once and twice better with seven innings and two earned runs.  Talk about yawnstipating.  He does have a 9+ K/9, which is a plus.  Unfortch, he also has a 1.53 WHIP, which is a huge ugh.  Petco is also a plus and he had a better walk rate in May than April, so I’d try to ride it out.

Wil Myers – Expected back on Thursday.  My teams all took a nosedive when he went to the DL, so it’s not expecting too much to think he’s going to turn around my teams, right?  I mean, he can help Rendon, Sandoval and Lorenzo Cain hit for power, right?

Jedd Gyorko – Optioned to the minor leagues.  Sounds to me like a 2016 sleeper!

  1. Hawks Fan says:
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    I can’t believe you didn’t do a write up on Betances.

    He’s going to be a top 10 closer from here on out.
    Mark my words.

    • Hawks Fan says:
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      @Hawks Fan:

      Wow I’m an idiot, you definitely mentioned him. Forgive me please. You’re still the undisputed fantasy championing of the world????

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Hawks Fan: Why the question marks.

        • Baggiejohn says:
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          @Swfcdan: He could have lent you one!

      • @Hawks Fan: Don’t you wish there was an option to delete comments?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Hawks Fan: really reaching on that one, when you mention that the guy with the top RP rating will be top a 10 closer now that he’s a closer. call up Jay to get the 2/3 of season left BOLD PREDICTIONS. I’ll try one, i’ll bet Goldy will be in the NL MVP convo by the end of the season. If anybody wants life advice you can rent my topaz ball here.

  2. Sky

    Sky says:
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    You get props for a Stewart Copeland reference. Now where’s JFOH to sing ‘Every Breath You Take’ to you, claiming its a love song.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sky: so I shouldn’t of turned it into a rap?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        You just compared yourself to P. Diddy?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Sky: falstaffin’ ain’t easy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: It’s a song about an asthma inhaler, right? Or Biggie Smalls?

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Muredered the write-up, man! A walk in Washington Park indeed.

    a. Added Betances where available (2/4 leagues) as soon as the news on Miller came through, where I’d had Miller. Do you think Miller’s toast (and I don’t mean rye or whole wheat, I mean for da season)?

    b. Would you drop Betances for Heston? Heston has SP/RP eligibility and I could slot in Heston whenever he pitches at home for easy 25 points rather than beg ye olde Fantasy Baseball Overlord for three Yankees’ 3 runs or less wins per week.

    c. NORM MACDONALD quote of the day:

    ‘I don’t know what’s it like to be ripped off in a Ponzi scheme, but I imagine it would be like buying Mets season’s tickets.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      “Gambling is the only disease where you can win a lot of money.”
      Norm is a genius.

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Thanks, Grimey! And Canadian (but mostly North American) to boot!

        Cheers,
        Ante

  4. Jake says:
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    Dump or hold Tyson Ross? Fiers, Chavez, Ed Rod, Rodon, Nick Martinez available.

    Thanks.

  5. FrankGrimes says:
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    Here’s frequent commenter, Grimey,
    “Jason Heyward is a shit stain!”
    Everyone who drafted him sentiments exactly.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @FrankGrimes:Brevity aside, I like to think of him as a slightly less mediocre version of Desmond Jennings, but shit stain sums him up nicely!

  6. wjessereid says:
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    Hahn over Volquez notwithstanding, I was hoping to get you’re input. Need to pick two of Wada v Cincy, Lester v Cincy, Jaime Garcia v KC and Syndergaard v ATL.

    Lester and Noah have been doing their best to torpedo me lately, zero confidence in either guy right now.

    Thanks for the great work.

  7. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    i remember that longo joke, and i had the same thing happen to me last year, when i owned him once in one league. i’m not doing that anymore. now the fun wait and see if velasquez stays good enough to stay up in MLB so i don’t have to worry about wasting those free agent dollars and having no more NA slots to put him in if gets AAA’d. Only able to get him in about half of the redrafts i tried to. Maybe him and Rodon can have fights to see who can have more walks (on the same roster in one spot, neat!)

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    After last season another sleeper post on Gyrko for 2016 will officially put nail in the coffin

  9. SteveNZ says:
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    Copeland to Donaldson during the mound conference: “don’t stand so close to me”.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Seger and Serial too. I see your references!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @SteveNZ: So, I finished, and I have to say, I think Adnan did it

        • Hal Incandenza says:
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          @Grey: Yeah, totally.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: I’m not as convinced. But the state could have done a better job with its case…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I just can’t past while Jay would make up his story, did you read the interview with Jay at The Intercept?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Oops, meant don’t know why Jay would lie barring he killed her and can’t figure out why he would kill her then incriminate adnan… I did see that, I liked the producer Dana at the end when she said he must’ve been having the most unlucky day ever or killed Hae

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                  @Grey: Yeah, I guess there’s a distinction to be made between whether he did it, and whether he should have been convicted on the evidence as presented.

                  Seems odd that nothing about that day stood out for him too. I mean, it’s not easy to remember a given day 15 years ago, but still…

                  • Grey

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                    It’s hard to remember a given day but a day that the cops call you about your kissing ex that turns up dead? I think you’d remember more of that day

                    • Happy Vegans says:
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                      @Grey: There’s something up with Jay’s girlfriend. I can’t put my finger on it, but I feel she knows more about everything than she’s letting on.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Totally! How is she not interviewed?

                    • Happy Vegans says:
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                      @Grey: Right? It feels like she was feeding/coaching Jay with all the counter arguments he made each time he had to speak someone.

                      For me, the ending was just as cloudy as the beginning but it was very compelling listening.

                    • Grey

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                      I really think Adnan did it, after reading the interview with Jay at The Intercept

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    NL only:
    My Heyward + Haren for Lester?

    OF would be left with Myers, Polanco, Soler, M. Reynolds, Lake/some random scrub

    Lots of risk and suckage there, but then, Heyward isn’t exactly helping much.

    Thanks!

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Wombat: Gopher it – though I’m not sure why the other owner would entertain it.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Wombat: agree with the Mrs

    • Pouss-Pouss says:
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      @Wombat:
      Mark Reynolds is still in the league? Wow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wombat: I’d take Lester

      • Wombat says:
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        @Grey: thanks everyone!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  11. Connor says:
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    Did you get a chance to watch Velasquez start? What kind of ROS value do you think he has? Thanks!

    • Connor says:
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      @Connor: Wow! Missed the blurb on him, disregard my question.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Connor: Wow, you just might be related to Hawks Fan above! LOL

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: does he also have magic prognosticating powers that tell him that good players will end up at top of value lists at their position, like “bryce harper will be a top 10 OF at end of year”

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    Do you prefer Matt Moore or Patrick Corbin as a DL stash?

    gracias!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Anon: Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anon: Agree with MP

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    The title of today’s post is wonderful. You continue to one up yourself!

    In a 16 team H2H, Moss a decent replacement for Heyward?

    Or hold, thinking it’s reasonable Heyward will have a much better 2nd half? He’s taking up almost 1/10th of my salary cap and I’m growing tire of benching him for an off-the-waiver Fowler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Beastman: Rudy does the titles… I’d go with Moss

    • ashtray says:
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      @Beastman: It would be hard for Heyward to not have a better second half. And yet he will find a way. Get rid of him. For anything. He doesn’t even play half the time.

      • Beastman says:
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        @ashtray: Thanks guys, going to see what I can get for him. Had such high hopes for him but clearly more Heyturd than Heyward.

        Feel free to use that one in a future title!

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @ashtray: he plays over half the time, just not much over half.

  14. Bob Barker says:
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    What do we even make of Joe Panik at this point? Is this guy just hot or are we looking at a legitimate breakout? He reminds me a ton of Matt Carpenter

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Bob Barker: Bochy has always gotten a lot out of his lesser players, even in San Diego, Panik is just another of those guys…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob Barker: Agree with MP, just a guy that is performing above his pay grade

      • Paul C. says:
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        @Grey: I find the SF Giants to be exceedingly irritating, but Panik was a first round pick and has some pedigree.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

    • OneI'dWilly says:
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      @Bob Barker: I put a little more stock in
      Panik. He’s not ever going to light the world on fire but his BA seems pretty stable. High contact guy with a better than average line drive rate. He’s prob only a 9 HR guy, and has never really put his above average speed to use on the basepaths. There is still value in a guy who can hit 280 from your MI spot.

      • Baggiejohn says:
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        @OneI’dWilly: You put stock in panic?

        Get me my broker!

  15. Oranje says:
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    Having just acquired Lester in a trade…I have the following pitching staff: Archer, Arrieta, Greinke, Hamels, Lester, Liriano, Salazar with Perkins and KRod as my RPs. Unfortunately, I cannot start all 7 pitchers due to salary cap and/or punting the saves category. With an abundance of SPs…who should I trade and what can I expect in return?
    Below are my positional players:
    D. Norris
    B. Posey
    E. Hosmer
    A. Rendon
    Tulo
    Longoria
    A. Simmons
    M. Moustakes
    L. Martin
    J. Heyward
    Harper
    Stanton
    Maybin
    Cain
    Butler

    Thanks for your ideas.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Oranje: I would try and trade an OF and SP to shore up 1B or 3B..

      • Oranje says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: Who would you want to give up for Freeman? Greinke, Hamels, Salazar?

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Oranje: Hamels

  16. Buge Hoobs says:
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    In my weekly 12 man 5×5, we start any 7 P
    I typically start 2 RP (Perkins and Uehara)
    Gotta sit Uehara for Betances now, right?

  17. Yo says:
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    Was offered a-rod, Jose Reyes, and Brett Gardner for my Josh Donaldson…buuuut Josh Donaldson is a last round keeper in an AVG and OBP h2h league. Seems like it’s not enough somehow.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Yo: It is NOT enough, keep Donaldson..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yo: Agree with MP

  18. Malicious Phenom says:
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    You buying low on Cano? What about Harvey, 7 ER’s in 2 of his last 4 starts…

  19. papasmurf says:
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    Tyson Ross is just horrible. If he pitched in the AL his ERA would be near 5. As bad as Shock is, at least he is not walking anyone. The only consistency Ross has is consistently mediocre.

    CDick returns! Too bad right after a homestand and he starts things off in cavernous MIA.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @papasmurf: consistently inconsistent..

  20. Chadwick Strickler says:
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    Always a great early morning read Grey! Thanks. 10 team full keeper league trade offer: I get Anthony Rendon/Jon Lester and give Mookie Betts/Jake Arrieta. Thoughts?

    Much appreciated.

  21. Chris says:
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    Trying to replace A. Miller. If the player HAS to get saves and not lose/share his job while Miller is out, which is the best pitcher of the bunch.

    S. Castillo
    L. Gregerson
    B. Boxberger
    J. Grilli
    S. Tolleson
    C. Smith

    You don’t have to be funny, but please include a laugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Ha, Tolleson

  22. Bobby says:
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    Alex Wood or Mookie Betts in a keeper league?

    • Chuck says:
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      I know the experts would disagree, but I for the life of me, see no reason why Betts should be rostereed. Potential is a dirty word.

  23. Fastpitch says:
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    I just want to support what other perts have said in thanking you for being here each day.
    In my 10 team redraft,roto league which I’m in 2nd place I have two spots I’m concerned with.
    1. E5 at 1b. laRoche is a FA and Moss is on waivers. I would be losing Rubby. I think I should get LaRoche while I can. So LaRoche or Moss ros for insurance for E5.
    2. I have Headley at 3b. With some player position flexibility and waiver claims I could play Headley,Owings,Alexi or Franco. Who do you think Ros.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fastpitch: No problem…. 1. LaRoche 2. Franco

  24. scott steelers says:
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    Velasquez debut very similar to mccullers (3 hits 3 walks 4.2 IP 1 ER and pulled at 93 pitches ) Velasquez will clear waivers on yahoo tomorrow. I got the number 1 waiver… pull the trigger on him?

    • B the Esq says:
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      @scott steelers: Depends on league size, roster, and what you would be dropping to pick him up, but he has very solid upside, so probably worth a gamble.

      • scott steelers says:
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        @B the Esq: 12 team keeper league. Once pence officially hits DL I will be dropping noone. Just using number is 1 waiver. I usually wait for someone to give up on a accomplished pitcher but so far that hasn’t happened. I’m sure it will tomorrow at 7am though

  25. Shaggy says:
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    Grey, your comment about Grandal and the catcher’s slot was dead-on. The double take is kinda nice for a split second…

  26. I am the Walrus says:
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    Estrada’s on waivers drop one of these for him?
    Eovaldi, Hutchinson?

  27. Happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6 – Correa or Aybar ROS?

  28. Ray says:
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    Cano and Jordan Zimmermann for Kipnis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: It’s fair

  29. Collin Wilis says:
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    Looking to sell Vogt and wanted to know his value in my league…also looking to know value of dee gordon as I have devon travis coming back soon. (Note OBP/SLG League)

    10 Team, 6×6 (OBP/SLG) (QS/IP), Keep 3 (1st year keeper) where you keep based on round they were drafted…there’s not a lot of demand for Catchers at the moment…

    D’arnaud, Abreu, Gordon, Frazier, Tulo, Segura, LaRoche, J.Upton, Dickerson, Yelich, Ozuna, Grandy, Morales, L.Martin, Devon Travis, Olivera

    SP: Greinke, Arrieta, Syndergaard, Burnett, Buccholz, Strasburg
    RP: Rosenthal, Soria, Davis

    I am struggling in pitching right now (IP, K, QS) but I have strasburg coming back, and I am on the lower end of Games Started (200 GS max)

    Any advice would be much appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Collin Wilis: There’s no reason for anyone to trade for a catcher in your league…Gordon for Lester maybe

  30. K Loggins says:
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    Got Dozier Harvey and Harrison for Rendon Dickerson Teheran. Good move? Anything is an upgrade over Teheran, Dozier/Rendon is almost a wash, and I’m thinking Dickerson isn’t gonna be the same the rest of the year.

  31. TheOne says:
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    Grey, Good looks dawg on the Velasquez yesterday! Dropped some fantasy skrilla and glad I did after watching him pitch. Guy throws serious heat,mid /high 90s which he was using to set slider up nicely. His approach with the 2 pitches kind of remimded me of a young josh johnson. This dude could be FA fantasy gold this year. I would stream a HOU RP on days he pitches as I don’t think he will throw 100 pitches regularly.

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

    Hey Grey,

    Which would you rather?

    Bogaerts for Hammell
    Bogaerts for Lester

    Thanks!

    c-vogt
    1b-rizzo
    2b-betts
    ss-bogaerts
    of-car-gomez, j-upton, cargo
    util-hosmer, fowler
    dl-myers
    n/a-correa

    sp-kershaw, c-mart, gio, descalafani, hutchison, fiers, syndergaard, alex wood, chase anderson
    dl-smyly
    rp-britton, storen, melancon

  33. I am the Walrus says:
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    Longoria and A.Garcia for C.Davis?

  34. I love all the intellectual shortcuts these roto “experts” regularly take. To compare the two TB would-be closers by saying Jake McGee has a 3.00 ERA and Brad Boxberger has a 2.82 ERA is disingenuous. McGee had one outing just after coming off the DL in which he pitched 1/3 of an inning and gave up 4 H and 3 R. His line in his 8 other games, the bulk of which came after that one craptastic outing? 8.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 14 K. Boxberger on the other hand, not only has been hittable, he’s quietly suffering from a balky elbow that has left him mysteriously under-used for the past five games or so. Take it from a roto “amateur,” sports fans; grab McGee in your league if at all possible. (Though, truth be told, after last night’s dominant/2K save, that ship has most likely sailed.)

    • The JoGarza says:
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      @M.C. Antil:

      Box was brought in to face Trout, Pujols and Calhoun in the 8th. Strikeout, line out, ground out. Cash did something similar in April vs. Red Sox.

      I wouldn’t exactly write off Boxberger just yet.

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @M.C. Antil: wow… you’re a genius LOL

  35. Just Busted says:
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    Semien or Bogaerts ROS in H2H Yahoo?

    Also, how about the name “Yasmanian Devil” For when he tempts everyone but doesn’t quite deliver?

    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

  36. Emanski's All Star says:
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    Grey- I gotta drop one of these fellas in a 12 tm 5×5 to activate Dickerson. Who gets the axe? Leonys, Burns, Rusney, Moss, Maikel Franco?

    • Emanski's All Star says:
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      Also could lose Carson Smith, have plenty of closers.

      • ashtray says:
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        @Emanski’s All Star: If you’re ok with losing a closer then get rid of Smith. Looks like Christmas is itching to put Rodney back in. Otherwise I’d kick Castillo.

  37. BambooLounge says:
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    Got spooked by Cutch’s knee, so I traded him for Encarnacion. Now I’m spooked about Encarnacion’s shoulder. Is trying to trade him for Arenado a panic move or a great return?

  38. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Are they seriously still platooning Pollock in AZ? He didn’t play Tuesday because “rest.” He’s 23. He’s a top-10 player this season. I will never understand.

    • Bob Barker says:
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      @Pouss-Pouss:

      He’s 27 with an injury history. That’s the only reason I can think of

      • Pouss-Pouss says:
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        @Bob Barker:
        Well, he doesn’t look a day over 24. And he’s damn handsome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pouss-Pouss: He’s playing 95% of the time it seems

  39. VRugg says:
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    Grey- another great read.
    I’m in in a 12 team H2h with pitching categories of W, S, H, K, ERA, WHIP and QS.
    Current Staff: J. Zim, Pineda, Scherzer, Carrasco, Fiers, and J. Garcia (Streaming)
    Closers: A, Ramos, and W. Davis
    DL’d Pitchers: Strasburg (DL), Corbin(DL), Iwakuma(DL) and newly added A. Miller (DL),
    Our leagus has only 3 DL spots. Who gets dropped?
    Thanks for the help!

      • VRugg says:
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        Grey,
        One more ? if you dont mind.
        Chavez or Thor ROS?
        You’re the best! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chavez

  40. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Ironically, in German, Walt Weiss means Walt knows.

  41. Max says:
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    8 team; roto; k/9 league; 1850 innings cap (im on the innings pace) and currently in 5th getting 3, 8, 4.5, 7, 7 points in the hiting categories (r, hr, RBI, sb, avg) and 3.5, 5, 1, 1, 2 points in the pitching categories (w, sv, era, whip, k/9).

    Here is my team
    C1 – sal Perez
    C2 – empty
    1b – Pujols
    2b – Dee
    3b – Longoria
    Ss – Desmond
    MI – Josh Harrison
    CI – Chris Davis
    OF – Giancarlo, Puig, JUpton
    Util – AJ Pollock
    BN – Nelson Cruz
    SP – Arrieta, Lester, Richards
    RP – Britton, Ramos
    P – KRod, Ziegler, Hector Rondon, Fernando Rodney
    BN – Yordano, Wood, Bauer, Carlos Rodon, Nate Karns
    DL – d’Arnaud
    NA – Heaney

    Got a few Questions:
    1) who should I dro to activate d’Arnaud for my second starting catcher?

    2) Should i drop anyone for Vince Velasquez? I’m struggling a lot in the pitching categories. I just got Rodon but still have a lot of ground to make up in K/9. I’m closer to getting points in era/whip

    3) would you drop Harrison for Panik or Lameheui for my MI spot and if so which one?

    • B the Esq says:
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      @Max: 1) Karns 2) Which Wood is on your bench? Probably would pass on Vasquez in that size league. 3) eh…Panik.

      • Max says:
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        @B the Esq: Alex Wood

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Max:
      1. Karns
      2. hold
      3. hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: Agree with MP

  42. Colton says:
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    best shitty (c)loser to sub for Miller?
    Clippard,Axford, Chad Smith, Ziegler, Jepsen, Strop, Motte

    • B the Esq says:
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      @Colton: Clippard

      • Colton says:
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        @B the Esq: this is like trying to cure a cold by contracting full blown AIDS.

  43. Mike says:
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    Drop Swihart for montero, James McCann?

  44. Walt Weiss should be referred to as “Walt Disney” . What do you think Grey?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @The Juse: OR Walt Dizzy

  45. Mike b says:
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    Need To drop one either
    Winters or darnaud
    Russell or boagerts

    Pick one to drop from the top 4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike b: Travis…Addison

      • Mike b says:
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        @Grey: drop travis or Addison have boagerts at SS might switch wietiers and tda

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Travis

  46. PK says:
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    Pollock is this year’s Brantley.

    • ashtray says:
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      @PK: I wish Brantley was this year’s Brantley. Dude needs a backiotomy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Could be, he’ll need to do for another 4 months

  47. Yoohoo says:
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    Drop Betts, Cain, or Hamilton for wil Myers?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Yoohoo: Hamilton

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: only if its Josh Hamilton, not Billy, if it is Billy, drop Betts.

  48. Clint says:
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    Can June 2015 Grey go ahead & confirm January 2016 Grey will proclaim 2016 Carlos Rodon 2015’s Carlos Carrasco for the rankings so I can go ahead & target him in all trade offers in my keeper leagues now?

    Question 1: what to do w/Rusney in a h2h points league? V-Mart’s nearing a rehab assignment on waivers & I’m getting an itchy trigger finger to add him & drop either Rusney or Fowler who have been yawnstipating. Hold out Rusney turns into a hot plate, drop Fowler, or stand pat altogether?

    Question 2: what order would you put these DL stashes for the same h2h points league-Paxton, Moore, Corbin, Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Rodon seems like he has a good shot…. 1. Drop Rusney assuming these are bench bats 2. Pax, Corbin

  49. The JoGarza says:
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    Owner dropped Mookie in a 12-team H2H OBP.

    Got a nice waiver position. Use it? I own him in another league and have been extremely disappointed, but his BABIP has got to turn around one of these days….right?

    • ashtray says:
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      @The JoGarza: If you’re in Yahoo and he has 2B eligibility then I’d consider it. I’m starting to think he’s a total bust this year though. We’re on 2 and a half months of bad BABIP.

  50. Jose says:
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    With Myers coming off the DL I need to drop an OF. Burns or Hamilton?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jose: Burns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Agree with MP

  51. Milarky says:
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    I’m in trade talks where I’m likely to get either Plouffe (3B) or Span (OF), and I’m waffling. Is this one just a matter of choosing the position and/or speed/avg vs. RBIs? Or do you like one of these guys much more over the other?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Milarky: Depends what you are trading..

      • Milarky says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I’m trading Colome (we have to start a rookie pitcher, so believe it or not, he has a little value). My OF is pretty stacked, but maybe a tad thin especially with Pence now being questionable. But normally I prefer to try and buffer my infield positions given that we virtually no waiver transactions. I’m pretty well rounded offensively so this is more about depth and DH. The guys I’m rotating at Util/DH of which we start 2, are Pence (OF), Kennys Vargas (DH), Solarte (3B). So Plouffe of Span would probably go straight into my starting lineup as Util/DH, and either provide additional 3B or OF backup depending on which guy I take.

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @Milarky: Span

  52. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Just got an offer of Strasburg for Puig? what do you guys think? ALL replies welcome..

    here is my team:

    STARTERS:
    Jonathan Lucroy C
    Paul Goldschmidt 1B
    Anthony Rendon 2B
    Nolan Arenado 3B
    Jose Reyes SS
    Bryce Harper OF
    Adam Jones OF
    Justin Upton OF
    Starling Marte U

    RESERVES:
    Carlos Gonzalez OF
    Yasiel Puig OF

    STARTING PITCHERS:
    Clayton Kershaw SP
    Michael Pineda SP
    Danny Salazar SP
    Collin McHugh SP
    Trevor Bauer SP
    Dellin Betances RP
    Drew Storen RP

    RESERVES:
    Julio Teheran SP
    Taijuan Walker SP
    Jose Fernandez SP DL

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I’d try not to give up Puig if you can avoid it. Especially for the question mark that is Strasburg right now. I’d look for a lower risk high-end pitcher if I’m moving Puig.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Phil of the Future: I agree, I have been trying to get Price, Sherzer, Grenke and so on, but no takers…I could try and package Cargonzo and Marte for an SP..thoughts on that?

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: That package should bring back a clear ace IMO.

          If people in your league aren’t willing to trade a Price, Grienke type for a Puig then it might just be too hard to trade with them.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Nope. You have decent pitching without Strasburg. That being said holy shit look at those OFs. Someone in your league has to be willing to give up something better than Strasburg for one of those guys.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @ashtray: I agree, but so far in this league there has only been one trade all year..

        • Jake Taylor says:
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          @KingFish:

          Take [email protected]Malicious Phenom:

          Is that a Keeper league? or a 4 team league?

          Damn stacked…

          I would not trade Puig for Stras!

          Hold tight and see if you can move Cargo

        • ashtray says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: I hear ya. Same thing in my league. And that one trade was me.

  53. Steve D. says:
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    McGee or Gregerson for saves ROS in a redraft?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Steve D.: I’d go McGee

    • ashtray says:
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      @Steve D.: Strictly for saves I guess Gregerson but he’s been terrible. McGee on the other hand has been terrific but 1 save in the last month.

  54. Adam says:
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    I can’t pull the trigger for trading my Dee Gordon for his Cargo.. Am I crazy?
    Concerned w Cargo health…
    Thought? Help!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Adam: I would wait and see if Cargo is healthy before pulling the trigger..

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Adam: Dude. Pull the trigger.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Adam: Depends on who you have to replace Gordon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: In a vacuum, it’s an even trade on needs

  55. Phil of the Future says:
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    O, BB!
    Man, if it wasn’t for Christ Carter the Stros woulda been shut out last night! If that doesn’t get him in the MVP conversation I don’t know what will. Amirite? Right?…Grey, where’d you go?

    So obviously shortstop is a tough one this year especially. Main 16 team H2H I’ve been rolling with Owings since Danny Sanny went puke, the power/speed in the minors is keeping me interested but it hasn’t really come this year. Yet.

    I’m also stashing Seager, no idea when/if he’s coming up. But Rollins looks done I think.

    Brock Holt is out there, I think I need to grab him with some FAAB tonight as long as he’s playing every day.

    Would you dump Seager as a stash or dump Owings for Holt instead? I’m a sucker for rookie upside but it’s a redraft league.

    Thx, yo

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: O, BB!

      I doubt the Dodgers move on from Rollins this year, Seager feels like a Sept. call up at best…Lose Seager

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I thought so, thx G.

        By the by, Erasmo is a former crush of mine as well, and aside from one inning last night he was the kind of good you take notice of. He’s got a two start week next week. Home vs. WAS and @ CLE.

        I might add him. If Leake or Graveman get bombed this week I’ll probably make the move for one of them. I hate sending a righty into cleveland, though. That freaking team is so left handed….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d grab Erasmo for those starts, Graveman’s likely gone

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Wait, Graveman is gone? Like not going to stay in the rotation? I have him rostered, in case we had a misunderstanding.

            Ah, I see now. You thought I meant I would pick up Leake or Graveman, but what I meant was I would drop one of them for Erasmo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, I was just saying I think of those two, you’re gonna give Graveman his walking papers…

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Grey, I’m concerned about us. We just aren’t communicating effectively today, and I think we should consider getting help. I want to work on us.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I understood everything you said…Wait, does this mean we’re good now?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, I mean I think so. Sweet!

                    Good talk, bud.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Well, hold on a second…Kidding, BB!

  56. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Outfield is Jones/J Up/ Billy Hamilton/Souza/Aoki/Colabello/Heyward and I need to drop one to activate Myers.

    Feeling like giving Heyward the boot, sound good?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Fireball Feliz: At first glance I was gonna say Colabello but he’s actually been hitting better than I thought. So prob Heyward but it’s likely a coin flip between those two.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: I think I would hang onto Heyward, sooner than later he will hit..I think I would drop Maria Bello’s brother Cola..

    • ashtray says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: Cut Heyward. Colabello’s hitting is completely unsustainable but there’s also nothing about Heyward’s profile that indicates he is about to stop shitting all over your team.

      I just cut Heyward and it felt glorious.

  57. ashtray says:
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    12 Team H2H 7×7

    Need to fill 1 OF spot and 2 Util.

    Which 3 guys should I use:

    Maybin – OF
    Martin – OF
    Belt – 1B
    Forsythe – 1B/2B
    LaRoche – 1B
    Franco – 3B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Depends on day to day matchups, Belt, Martin, LaRoche, though I honestly have no idea who they’re facing

      • ashtray says:
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        @Grey: Should have indicated ROS. ROS of course stands for “until-I-get-distracted-by-the-next-shiny-object”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  58. KingFish says:
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    I got offered Rendon for Shelby Miller straight up in a keeper league.
    I have Cano and Machado already, what’s the play here?

  59. Frank White says:
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    Hey Grey.. My SON isn’t working. It usually sits on the preview page for like 5 seconds then goes right to it but it won’t let me out of the preview page with the prices and stuff on it. I paid for the whole season in the beginning of the season

    • Frank White says:
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      Ok I got it.. I never had to sign in before..

  60. Rob says:
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    Trading Fielder for a top-tier starter. Have to pick one of Alex Wood or Tyson Ross to send with Fielder. Which would you keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Keep Ross

  61. C says:
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    Nice read this morning. I am in a 12 team 6×6 (OBP, NS, QS, Holds) redraft where I have some good pitching (S. Gray, C. Archer, G. Cole, J. deGrom). I’ve been trying to deal S. Gray to get a quality bat the past week and am not getting anywhere. I tried the following so far:

    S. Gray + K. Morales for A. Rizzo
    S. Gray + K. Morales for Goldy
    S. Gray for J. Upton

    Which of these should I try? I could use an upgrade at 2B (starting A. Russel and Outfield (C. Yelich is killing me), but just want to get the best bat possible regardless of position.

    1. S. Gray + A. Russel for J. Altuve
    2. S. Gray for N. Arenado
    3. S. Gray + Joey Gallo for N. Arenado
    4. S. Gray for N. Cruz
    5. S. Gray for J. Pederson

    Many thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @C: I’d ask the individual owners what they want and go from there, any of these deals are lopsided for you

  62. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Batty call for today – Raburn (v. Happ), DJ (v. Phelps), or Maybin (v. Cash)?

  63. Basement Artie says:
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    Hey Grey! Good call on Harvey/ deGrom before the season started. Also, genius is spelled K-A-N-Y-E. Just ask him.

  64. Dingbat says:
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    I’ve got Box, McGee, Uehara, and Axford for saves in a 10-team league. I picked up Strop when things started to get confusing in Chicago, but now I’m thinking of dropping him to stash Giles for the inevitable Papelbon trade. Worth dropping Strop for Giles?

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! And Cozart’s injury was definitely worth it for that title alone (easy for me to say…).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, title was Rudy

  65. Griff says:
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    Who would you value higher in a keeper league, Harvey or Pineda?

  66. adam says:
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    i can replace Dee gordon with segura if i trade him for Cargo
    should i do it??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @adam: It’s fair

  67. ryan t says:
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    Time to toss Lance Lynn in the trash bin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan t: I’d wait a day until we hear the doctor’s report

  68. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    So is E5 a sell? If so would you try for the Puig?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! I noticed that ESPN still hasn’t tagged him with the red ‘DTD’ so I’m hoping someone in my league is only reading the advice of Tristan Crocekt.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  69. Nico says:
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    Only fantasy can give you the dissatisfaction of starting Harvey over Quintana when you’re way ahead of your innings limit pace…

    Ross, Shoemaker or Hutchison RoS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Ha, ouch… Ross

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Ha. I’m tempted to swap Ortiz for Papelbon. I could use a 3rd closer for BeatBoxBerger insurance, and I hate owning Ortiz righ na.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, how’s the NFBC team doing?

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: Hesus Cristo. Fuggin terrible. Whoever I start gets killed, and whoever I bench pitches great! I’m actually #2 in batting points, #15 in pitching. Is there a start limit?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya, my team’s come down a bit…. No start limit

              • Nico says:
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                @Grey: Might just roll all starters then. At least get some W’s and K’s. SV’s, ERA, WHIP are toast anyway.

                Got this jamoke asking me about giving him Alphabet Soup for Paps. You down?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Take Paps

                  • Nico says:
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                    Spanks

  70. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league.

    I was just offered Adam Jones and Jered Weaver for Springer, McCullers, and Corbin.

    Which side? Thanks!

  71. ryan t says:
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    D’arnaud, Vogt, Grandal, Wieters?

  72. Filo Betto says:
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    B Moss or Trumbull ROS? Thanks

  73. Another F'ing Jeff says:
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    I like the Zunes. I have 3.

    Is it time to part ways with Papi?

      • Another F'ing Jeff says:
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        In our league, he can only be used in U and I have a triumphant returning Myers or a bad luck year Pence itching to take his place. But I’ve had Papi for a few years now and wish he would get off his ass and start hitting……at least be valuable enough to play every day. Thanks.

        @Grey:

  74. ebudz says:
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    1. Still haven’t pulled off a trade and now I need to activate Myers today so who gets cut from this team?
    2. Russell Martin’s been great all year for me but I’m wondering if I should lose him for Yan Gomes for ROS?
    3. Would you stream Wada today vs. CIN (13.4) ? If so I’ll have to drop another player so who is my most expendable pitcher to let back into the streaming pool?

    Available streamers for perspective: Heston, Rodon, Hahn. Walker, Shoemaker, Sabathia, Elias, Nelson, Kennedy…

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points –

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: R. Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Rendon
    (1) SS: Reyes
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Trout, Marte, Springer
    (1) UT: JD Martinez

    (1) DL: Myers

    (4) SP: Scherzer, L. Lynn, A. Wood, T. Ross
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, K. Jansen
    Bench: (C. McHugh, Chavez, Fiers, McCullers, Syndergaard)
    Bench Total: (5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: 1. Myers 2. No 3. Sure

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Not sure if you recall but I was trying to trade for Hanley a few days ago.. owner tentatively agreed to Springer/Myers for Hanley via text but then he backed out last minute…

        Would you still trade for Hanley given his recent knee scare? I haven’t given up trying to trade for him so I’m hoping the owner might be valuing him lower now? I wanna offer up Myers and either Springer or Marte for him before dropping Myers… so question is Hanley still worth it or should I stay away?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, I’d trade for Hanley

  75. Andrew says:
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    Do we have a name for when a pitcher (Bauer) walks 3 batters and then gives up a grand slam????

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Andrew: The Gagne Special?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  76. Wilsonian says:
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    So yesterday you told me to dump Duda and Burns for Avisail and Souza. Then two things happened:

    1) Myers and possibly Dickerson came off the DL; AND

    2) Miller hit the damn DL.

    So I DLed Miller and took Dickerson off and DLed Odorizzi and took Myers off. But now that I acquired two bats, I dumped Burns for Giles (in case Papelbon gets dealt). Who do I dump Duda for:

    Avisail, Souza, or Taijuan? If for a bat, it would be my 2nd bench bat.

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

  77. Bob says:
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    h2h 5×5
    looking for a back of the rotation arm. Was offered Jaime Garcia for Luke Gregerson. Already have plenty of saves so I can spare it. Thoughts? I know it’s a mey trade question…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Sure, try it

  78. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Trade my Wacha for his Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  79. Jason Morgan says:
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    Please tell me what you think of this trade that just got announced in my points league.

    Kneuchel and Eduardo Rodriguez for McCutchen, Jose Abreu and Pedroia

    This is a keeper league. Am I nuts for thinking this is borderline collusion???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu side, not close

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jason Morgan: smells colludy to me

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jason Morgan: that trade should never go through..veto it if you can..

    • B the Esq says:
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      @Jason Morgan: I hate vetoing trades, but that isnt even close to legit…

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Jason Morgan: I wouldn’t play in that league. That’s clearly cheating or they’re a bunch of newbs

  80. Jesse says:
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    Hey Grey – –

    Do you think Heyward is gonna turn it around/is he worth waiting for? I’m in a 12 team league. He’s been my bench most of the season, worthless to this point. Debating dropping him. I heard even Matt Holliday is talking about his swing being way off.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

    • ashtray says:
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      @Jesse: Search Heyward on this page. Report back on your findings.

  81. Jiggy Nits says:
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    nl only roto 5×5

    josh harrison + rubby de la rosa OR tyson ross and michael taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  82. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS (keep 5 forever)

    Been offered this deal:

    Get: C.Davis
    Give: Tulo

    My roster:

    C – Gomes
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Forsythe
    3B – Panda (which is why I’m considering this)
    SS – Tulo
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Jones
    OF – Upton
    UTIL – Correa
    UTIL – Avisail
    BN – Hosmer
    BN – Burns

    It helps me since I can bench Panda and get Hosmer in the lineup. Doesn’t really hurt my keepers, either because I can still keep Goldy, Stanton, Jones, Upton and then Correa who will be mine forever. But is that enough value back for Tulo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

    • ashtray says:
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      @Wilsonian: Tulo should be worth more than Chris Davis, no?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, could be worth more, but he needs to clear out room, don’t need to win in a vacuum every trade

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @ashtray: @Grey: yeah, I think Tulo is worth more, but I think it also works for my team. Panda is just awful and there isn’t much on waivers. Correa is the future, and I’m fine with playing him at SS and getting Hosmer back in my every day lineup. I have a few offers out that I haven’t heard on yet, so if none of those go through, I’m pulling the Davis trigger.

  83. steamboat_wooly says:
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    Who do I drop to make room for Myers coming off the DL, David Ortiz, Jay Bruce, Ozuna or Tomas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

  84. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Great Stuff!

    May have a day long laughing fit… “Negron, please”

    I suspect I need catcher counseling. 12 team OBP.

    I have dropped and reclaimed McCann and Gomes more than I wish to admit.

    Stick w/ Gomes ROS? Or continue to chase my tail?

    Oh… and I own a Zune. Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Stick with Gomes

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  85. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Marte too much for Harvey? Puig would go in Marte’s spot..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit

  86. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    souza or span ros?

  87. kmda007 says:
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    Always good stuff Grey!
    Avisail Garcia for Noah Syndergaard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! It’s fair

  88. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Eyeing up Ivan Nova and Brandon Beachy as stashes. The bottom of my rotation is

    Vincent Velazquez
    Jesse Chavez
    Mike Pelfrey

    Worth the swap on any of those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pelfrey for Nova

  89. Vogt or Die says:
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    Mesorocco, d’Arnaud, or Hundley ros?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Vogt or Die: Travis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  90. jacks says:
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    Boxberger ripped thru the Right handed heart of the Angels order — Trout, Pujols, and Calhoun. He has a 12 k/9. I don’t think he’s lost his skipper’s trust, but we may have him playing matchups till that backfires if it does.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  91. Norbs says:
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    Joining the Heyward dump train. Drop for which of the following for Util spot:
    L Martin – A LaRoche – B Moss – M Ozuna.
    10-team 5×5+OPS weekly H2H redraft.
    Thanks for the great read again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  92. Nipsey Russell says:
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    I could use some starting pitcher help. Burns and Clippard for Richards fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  93. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Marte & McHugh for Price?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  94. Adam says:
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    Trade Gallo/YVentura for Tyson Ross? Good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  95. Malicious Phenom says:
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    He’s back:
    Brewers recalled 2B Scooter Gennett from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  96. joe says:
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    McClendon reminds me of a manager at Best Buy that tries really hard to push a Zune on you.

    i love this

    anyways, moreland or colabello. Coleabello is just empty avg at this point

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Moreland

  97. Hawk says:
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    Just a note:

    Giancarlo Stanton has 8 HR in the last 14 days. He also has 9 RBI in the last 14 days.
    1 Non-solo homer based RBI in the last 2 weeks?

    Yikes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  98. Kyman says:
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    Who to drop… Samardzija or Sidearm Ziegler?
    Got 1 “L” Wil coming off the DL.

    Have 6 closers for five spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ziegler

  99. Cue Ballz says:
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    Hey Grey – Reed is so bad, but every source I read says he still might regain the closer gig later this year. He just sucks and is showing no signs of improvement. Would you cut or hold? I’ve already got Ziegler. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I cut him

      • Cue Ballz says:
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        Thanks. Jepsen is available, would he be an upgrade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  100. Maestro says:
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    Play in H2H Weekly Points League. Looking to upgrade my SP. Who do you like more ROS, using scoring system below: Lester or S. Miller?
    Thanks

    SCORING FOR PITCHING CATEGORIES

    CG Complete Games 3 points
    ERA Earned Run Average .000 – .499 ERAs = 24 points
    .500 – .999 ERAs = 22 points
    1.00 – 1.49 ERAs = 20 points
    1.50 – 1.99 ERAs = 18 points
    2.00 – 2.49 ERAs = 16 points
    2.50 – 2.99 ERAs = 14 points
    3.00 – 3.49 ERAs = 12 points
    3.50 – 3.99 ERAs = 10 points
    4.00 – 4.49 ERAs = 8 points
    4.50 – 4.99 ERAs = 6 points
    5.00 – 5.49 ERAs = 4 points

    K Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
    L Losses -3 points
    NH No-Hitters 15 points
    PG Perfect Games 25 points
    QS Quality Starts 4 points
    SO Shutouts 8 points
    W Wins 10 points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

      • Maestro says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.

        • Maestro says:
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          @Maestro: Is Dickerson too much to give for Lester. It’s a holdover league and I have Dickerson @ $7 this year and $12 for the next 3 years after that. Lester would just be a rental for possible playoff push this year only.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    wong or cano ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  102. J-FOH says:
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    Did you masterchef yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s about the only show I watch in nearly real time

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I want a crab cake bennedict!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They didn’t do it for me, but the Mexican girl’s dessert tamales interested me…She also seems like she’s related to you, true or false?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you have never had a desert Tamale? They pineapple ones are delicious or the sweet cinnamon sugar are bomb.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So you are related to her!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: No, I’m not, its not like Saloans who are all related. Funny though, she looks like someone I know from someone else.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  This is like Name that Tune, but I would guess you could connect yourself to her in under three people.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Six Degrees of FOH

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Totally!

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: My friend from undergrad is on that show. Katrina from MKE.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Which one is she? What’s MKE?

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Milwaukee. Katrina is her name. She is a cool hippie chick.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The girl whose lip quivers on every camera cut?

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: Yeah! Like she almost starts crying or something. We’re friends on Facebook, so I get to see the behind the scenes afterparty stuff. It’s crazy that the show was taped months ago. She signed her life away to Fox for the duration of the show.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m sure she did…She seems like he’s going to make it far, but not win

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @J-FOH: Hahaha. She is going for the Julia Child look I think.

                  • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                    @J-FOH: Ha

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    HA!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That’s who he means, sorry Featherbottom

                • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                  @Grey: A spitting image of yours truly

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha!

  103. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    magnificent bob seger reference

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  104. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop one to activate Dickerson in a 10 teamer
    LaRoche, Wieters, Moustakas

    I have to say, i added LaRoche off waivers a few days ago and i am leading the league. I know i usually dont carry two catchers but i drafted Wieters and put him on DL, now he is back and hitting well so i would like to keep him in a utility spot for as long as he is hitting (Martin is my catcher). Moustakas was a plug and play so far, he has been rather helpful. What do you think? Would you drop LaRoche or any other ideas?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Ok thanks, but i have another one for you if you dont mind. I put in a waiver wire claim on Velasquez and at that time i still had an empty spot. Now i dont so i have to drop someone. My worst pitchers are Ross and alphabet soup so i guess you dont recommend dropping any of them for Velasquez. That leaves me with the same guys i mentioned above minus Wieter as options to drop. Drop LaRoche or Moustakas for Velasquez? I really like this Velasquez kid.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moose

  105. The Battered Bastard of Baseball says:
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    Vincent Velasquez – I love your work Grey. Hold him till his next start screams he’s gonna bust out big and in a hurry. I don’t say that as a doubter or as a fella hoping for greatness. He may not end up being as good as Kate Uptons tits… who can… what this comment convinces me of is that he’s going to be well rounded, with a hard and pointy edge… mmmm… Velasquez is going to do it right and if you use him the right way… pleasure will be easily seen. As a barometer for us dazed and confused fellas… is there an easier way to see whether we’re pitching em well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      is there an easier way to see whether we’re pitching em well? — Huh?

  106. king kong got nothing on me says:
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    Grey, Lindor is raking right now, 3 more hits last night hitting 279, 348 OBP, way better stats then Zach Walters… What is your gut saying, I am feeling a BUY in tomorrow read….

    So, I’ll jump ahead of tomorrows questions. Do I drop Garcia, Gordon, Choo..

    I got closer issues too I own Boxberger and Miller, both looked they lost there jobs due to injuries. Do I drop both? There ain’t jack on my waivers but Axford and Smith from Seattle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been saying buy Lindor for about 3 weeks

  107. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. better dl stash? dan murphy, morneau, latos, bradley, morrow, doolittle or gausman.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  108. The Lebowskis says:
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    Great post, Grey! Where are you on Bolsinger – fixture or streamer in 10-teamers? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  109. matt says:
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    Grey, josh harrison or heyward ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  110. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    C Santana for cano fair? Prefer a side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlos

  111. scott steelers says:
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    Trade advice
    3 starting OF 1 Util 12 team keeper league.
    Springer,puig, gardner, reddick, pence gallo j harrison to occupy 4 spots. Current rotation, carrasco, scherzer, salazar, shelby, hammel, hahn, h santiago. Got offered madbum for gallo and pence. Do it or continue to troll the wire for SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @scott steelers: take malbum and hurry before pence hits the DL

  112. Springer says:
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    I was offered his Cueto for Springer in a keeper league. My team needs pitching help, but I do not want to trade an offensive fantasy monster in his first full year. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get cheaper pitching elsewhere

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Springer: nope, not ever

    • Springer says:
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      @Springer: Thanks, that was my thinking and appreciate the confirmation, as always.

  113. omar says:
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    9 team AL only Roto:

    Was offered Miggy for my Correa, Calhoun, & Ventura.

    All players involved can be kept for next season. Take it and run, correct? Or am I missing something. Currently in first place, so looking to next year as well. How far do you see Miggy’s drop off next season, if any? How good can Correa be next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In an AL-Only league, it depends who’s taking over for all the players you’re trading away, this doesn’t look like a slam dunk at all

      • omar says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Would be replacing Correa w/ JJ Hardy. Lineup after would be:

        C – Navarro
        1b – Abreu
        2b – Betts
        3b – Donaldson
        ss – Hardy
        IF – Miggy
        OF – A. Jones
        OF – Souza
        OF – B. Burns
        OF – L. Martin
        Util – K.Morales, K.Vargas,Deshields

        SP – Pineda
        SP – Salazar
        SP – Carrasco
        SP – Hutchinson
        SP – Miley
        SP – Gausman (dl)
        SP – Smyly (dl)
        RP – Boxberger
        RP – Tolleson
        P – Jepsen
        P – Tazawa

        Would be thin at OF, but Arcia on the waiver wire. Don’t like Hardy at SS and hate to lose Correa, but to get a player of Miggy’s caliber – Brad Miller the only somewhat (reaching) productive SS on the wire??? Would pick up Osuna, Kela, or Fields to help w/ pitching ratios. Or may stash another DL pitcher coming back (Nova, E. Santana)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s not a good trade for you, hold

  114. scrotchs says:
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    Is Miller worth dropping? If he is out a month I don’t see him getting the closer job back unless Betances is blowing saves, which I don’t see happening. Thoughts?

    Also completed the Reyes for Hammel trade yesterday. Thanks for the approval, it made me feel better. Now we see what happens first a Hammel regression or Reyes injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dropping in some leagues

  115. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Hey, Grey. It may be coincidence, but one of my buddies has an apparent tendency to pick up my SP drops. After he nabbed Fiers and Fiers couldn’t get out of the 5th, I sent him my Fiers ode. Good times! He then suggested that I write a rhyme using Rizzo due to the rhyme potential, and I thought I’d share the fruit of the brainstorm. Not that I’m Nick, but it was some simple fun.

    Hoi polloi you grunge wearing thing.
    Under the patchouli I spy a diamond ring.
    Well this ain’t the club of country anymore.
    Now get on this phallus you dirty little [email protected]$.
    Takin’ me deep like I’m pitchin’ to Rizzo.
    Rockin’ my Lemon 30 times like you’re Lizzo.
    Without Tracy that shizz ain’t the same.
    He brought the edge to the white people’s game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s awesome! Nicely done! Love the last lines, ha!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Hal Incandenza: Nice Hal!! Now I gotta use phallus in a rhyme.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        While you drink out of your pimp chalice?

        • nick the dick says:
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          @Grey: and jerk it until my hands are calloused

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I forget the law more than Paul Newman in the Absence of, uh, what was that flick, oh, yeah, Malice

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @nick the dick: @Grey: I know this limerick, but there is no way I’m going to post it here.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Hey!

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @Grey: We’d have no girl readers.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I think the last count of five is generous

                    • Hal Incandenza says:
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                      @Grey: Sorry if I that post caused a loss of one!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, no worries

          • Hal Incandenza says:
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            There you go! ha!

  116. JP says:
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    Trade Fielder/Pence for Mccutchen/Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  117. Solid music references homie – especially the Seager home run quip. Solid. (Solid as a rock!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  118. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft
    (5×5–H2H)R-HR-RBI-SB-TB-AVG-W-SV-K-HLD-ERA-WHIP

    C- Gomes
    1B- Paul Goldschmidt
    2B- Brian Dozier
    3B- Anthony Rendón
    SS- Icarlos!
    OF- Nelson Cruz, Reddick, Billy Ham
    Util- Jose Abreu, Belt

    Bench- Will Myers, Ian Desmond, Chrush Davis

    SP- Arrieta, deGrom, Salazar, Lackey, Fiers
    RP- Rosenthal, Rodney, Street, Wade Davis
    DL- Medlen, Corbin

    Shallow league, no one is biting on me offering up Desmond and Chris Davis.

    In need of SPs and the following are up for grabs:

    Heston, Rodon, Velásquez, T. Ross, Teherán

    1. Should I hold or look to add one of the above SPs and drop Desmond, C Davis, or both?
    2. Who’s the better stash Matt Moore or Medlen?

    Thanks Grey
    Ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Moore

  119. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Fun Factoid:

    60 years ago today in baseball history:

    After only eight games and 13 innings of work, the Dodgers option rookie left-handed pitcher Tom Lasorda to Montreal to make room for a bonus baby who is also a southpaw. Sandy Koufax, who had injured his ankle, comes off the 30-day disabled list.

    Koufax, would be a serviceable pitcher for the next five seasons before a very good 1961 season. He would then close his career with probably the best five-year stretch in baseball history. Here are Koufax’s averages per season in that five-year span:

    22-7, 1.95 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 289 K, 63 BB, 275 IP, 20 CG, 7 SHO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  120. McNulty says:
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    What is the best catcher you think you could get for heyward in a 10 team roto 2C league. And what’s the worst catcher you would take for him if you could otherwise keep heyward in one of five bench spots. Current catchers are gattis and zunino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Gomes, Devin-ish

  121. Worlds First Analrapist says:
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    Hey Grey,
    In a 6×6 (OBP, QS) league, how would you rank these 5 OFs?
    George Springer
    Joc Pederson
    Avisail Garcia
    JD Martinez
    AJ Pollock

    Thanks for the help in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, Joc…

      • Worlds First Analrapist says:
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        @Grey: based on value for ROS, would you trade Harper for Keuchul and Joc?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

          • Worlds First Analrapist says:
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            @Grey: how about Harper for Kuechel and Springer?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Harper side

  122. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Who do you like between T. Walker, Rodon and the jockey Velazquez? I grabbed Rodon again in 2 leagues, but I have my eye on Velazquez as well when he comes off of waivers tomorrow.

    A follow up – how much is Velazquez worth in a 10 Team H2H Points League with an available $200 in FAAB$?

    Many thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon…$21

  123. ryanoger says:
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    Moore and Corbin over Nova for stash purposes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  124. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I seemed to have missed the boat when the McGee ship sailed. I must have been sleepin with the fishies. Throw me a lifesaver cherry flavored please. I love it when commenters get all nautical on here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  125. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Grey, two questions..

    Drop Cain for Lindor?

    Drop Gordon, Choo or Duda for Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No…No

  126. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1/15 to start the day, and Cody Allen coming in for a potential kazaam. What a time to be alive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m 0-for-9, yay

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: 1/19 in my H2H league. Sometimes maximising your ABs isn’t the best thing you can do…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m 0/13

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: 1/20

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: Awww, look at Josh Reddick come along and save the day (kind of).

            2/21.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, he felt obliged

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: 3/30, with a dinger, 2 R and 3 RBI. .100 AVG, .129 OBP.

  127. DancinHomer says:
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    was just offered Goldy for my Abreu+ a SP in my Roto (non-keeper) league. I’m pretty stacked at SP, still think I might be overpaying for Goldy by adding a SP. Here’s my current pitchers:

    Scherzer
    Harvey
    Arrieta
    Liriano
    Ross
    ERodriguez

    Scoring categories are: K, W, L, SV, BS, HD, ERA, WHIP

    would you package any of the above SP’s with Abreu to get Goldy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Ross or E-Rod with Abreu

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  128. sniff test says:
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    If I can get some feet, I can make some serious moves in the standings. Is Carlos Martinez for Billy Hamilton ok?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  129. hern says:
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    Heres my situation:

    2B Kipnis
    SS Tulo
    SS/2B Altuve
    Utl Gordon

    I also have Correa, so my question is should I keep Gordon in the utility or play Correa with his upside? Im trying to trade Gordon but no luck so far.

    • hern says:
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      @hern: Dee Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on matchups

  130. WalleyWorld says:
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    Urshela or Middlebrooks in a dynasty league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middlebrooks

  131. Groovy says:
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    J Zimmerman and jd or Hanley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  132. Redacted says:
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    Too early to drop Ryan Zimmerman for the likes of Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too early

    • Redacted says:
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      @Redacted: .. and moments later Zimmerman to DL.

  133. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Souza / Myers ROS?

    When Buxton gets called up, do we expect his performance to be much different than these two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza…Buxton has more upside

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Jammer McSlam: could be next trout with buxton.

  134. Steve says:
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    Do you think Parnell reclaims his closer status with the Mets or should I drop him for Jepsen? Need to drop one now that he’s off the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  135. peter quill says:
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    Do you have more long term faith (2016/2017 seasons) in Wil Myers or Corey Dickerson? All things being equal – contract, cost, etc… Does the Coors/Petco factor make the push in Dickeson’s direction?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see why not

  136. Derrick says:
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    McCullers and Burns for Marte.

    Which side? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, not close

  137. Al Gore Demands Soler Power says:
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    E.E. and G.Cole for Au Shzzz?
    Fair trade or should a sweetener be thrown in like wade davis on the Goldy side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  138. Moscowitz says:
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    Hutch or Velasquez for lets say the next 4, 5 weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch

  139. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Grey, like that Poh-lease reference.

    Drop Trevor May for Velasquez? Leaning towards maybe, but could co with possibly. Any insight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sure, go Velasquez

  140. Jimmy says:
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    Is Bautista and Greinke too high a price to pay for Trout in a H2H redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too hight

  141. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    The American Dream is dead

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, so sad

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: he was the inspiration for my body shape

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was the inspiration for my dream

  142. AA says:
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    Yasmany or Avisail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  143. PB&J says:
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    My Cruz for his Kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  144. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Do you like Jessie Chavez, Odorizzi, or Buchholz for ROS? Some sucker just dropped Chavez and Odorizzi in a fairly deep H2H league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  145. AA says:
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    Norris or d’Arnaud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  146. JD says:
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    someone in my league just dropped Josh Harrison. Would you drop any of the following for him? J Lake, OZUNA, Aoki. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lake

  147. AA says:
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    Fiers or Heston…ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  148. Happyharry says:
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    How would you rank these guy’s ROS, 12 team, 6X6, Head 2 Head..?
    Betts, Span, Panda.
    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts, Panda

  149. ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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    jace or panik for MI slot in OBP roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Panik

  150. Scott says:
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    Smoak it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  151. OneI'dWilly says:
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    So I’m in a league with only 3 OF spots – 1 each LF, RF and CF. H2H categories 5×5 plus OPS and Holds.

    There is a kid who has Brantley and he can be kept at only $11 next year. I want to target him in a trade

    My OF Right now is J Upton in LF, Aoki in RF and a rotation of Billy Hamilton and Pollock in CF depending where I need the stats (SB versus everything else) Acquiring Brantley would eliminate that rotation in CF.

    I have to just swallow the drop in saves and go hard after Brantley right?

    I am planning to offer Billy Hamilton and Hosmer for Brantley. I already have Votto at 1B and Hosmer and Puljos sharing my UT spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Brantley there

  152. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Avisail or Teixera for util? Ive got a solid of and goldy at first so neither is absolutely needed. I just dont wanna miss out in case avisail is truly breaking out finally. Thanks bud and keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d just go Tex at this point

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

    Is Bogaerts for Lester okay to do? Or should I just hold?

    c-vogt
    1b-rizzo
    2b-betts
    ss-bogaerts
    of-car-gomez, j-upton, cargo
    util-hosmer, fowler
    dl-myers
    n/a-correa

    sp-kershaw, c-mart, gio, descalafani, hutchison, fiers, syndergaard, alex wood, chase anderson
    dl-smyly
    rp-britton, storen, melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Lester

  154. Rollie Blaster says:
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    Not liking some of these closer situations. Drop Rodney or Rondon for Cecil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  155. Pope says:
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    Grey,

    I feel like I can’t drop anyone, despite my outfield being packed. Who would you drop or who would be two guys you’d try to package and ship off?

    C. Santana (Util), Cespedes, Myers, Ozuna, Springer, Castillo, Dickerson, A. Jones

    I’ve got Arenado and Donaldson at the Corners plus Rizzo. I could use an arm or some MI help. Plus I’m holding Soler on the DL. My best arm is arguably Carrasco

    12 team standard 5×5 Roto ESPN keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson for Lester?

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: I wish. Guy who owns Lester has a lot of faith. I’ll try to figure something out. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  156. Cheese says:
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    Standard 12 team h2h + ops, k/9, k/bb

    I give Danny Salazar and Carson smith
    I get Garrett Richards and jay bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  157. dom says:
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    someone dropped Lackey after his shelling in Denver in my 12 team h2h with IP QS W L K WHIP ERA as categories and I’m wondering if he’s worth a waiver claim. the best other healthy starters on the wire are Shoemaker and Aaron Sanchez.

    Not sure who I would drop though, Yelich, LaRoche, M Franco, and Choo make up the back end of my lineup/bench in OPS league. You think Lackey is worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you should prolly trade Yelich and Franco for one SP and make yourself room

  158. JP says:
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    Grey-need a starter and have ample saves. My $32 Perkins for his $2 Rodon? AL only and can keep Rodon through 2017 at current salary as a bonus.
    Thank You

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rodon

  159. jacquejones says:
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    De’Jesus Krist (the De is silent, honkey)…This has gotta be in your top 5 funniest of all time.

    As i sit in the 11th hour on the waiver wait for this Valeszquez kitten.. with tears in my bulging eyes, smiling through clenched teeth like a crazy single mom of 5 at disneyland that left her valium, paxil, vicocin cocktail in the trunk….im now up to 4 on the dl Miller, Soler, Travis, Fister. Im see-sawing on the drop for VinnieVal.

    Addison, Flores, Hech are holding down my 2b SS Mi spots.
    1. Aybar, Jace, Deshields, Owings an upgrade over any of these?(need sb)

    2, Drop or hold Rusney for Vin Val in a redraft? He’s not playing and when he does hes still not..really.. playing…Feel me?( only if Cougs cool with that of course). Rusney is getting the same treatment in BOS that he got in Cuba..(and he floated away from there on a box of 1999 Rams Super Bowl Champs shirts) He plays bad 5 games and gets benched 1 game, has 1 good game gets benched for 5. Brock Holt and Fidel Castro are tight on MySpace.com, and have a plan for equal AB distribution all worked out.

    3 I dont want to lose Devon for a maybe SP in Vinnie Val., i still believe in the D-train, and that lineup is REDDICK in Nick Capozzi’s Canadian neck of the woods. My OF is fine sans Rusney. he was a random grab after his good game annnnnd im now realizing i should have grabbed may self instead.

    4. Just cutoff a pair of jeans now the proud owner of a Maroon pair of “Power Jorts”

    That was my audition if you guys need a writer… i have Nick C’s phone number i need to speak with him. i know a lot more than it may seem if being judged based off my questions.
    Thanks As usual this was a classic grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice! 1. Jace over Hech 2. Sure, drop 3. I’d lose Devon for Vinnie 4. Nice!

  160. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Start or sit Garza vs. WAS? His last two outings have been good, but he has sucked against the Nats. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wait is this your NL-Only league? Then you have to start

        • Pugs & Slugs says:
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          @Grey: Aw, you remembered. Bonus Points. Yes, but I need to limit runners. Guy I’m playing is pitching strategically and has a really low ERA and WHIP. I have 2 more Ws and a ton more Ks. I still have Hendricks, Heston and Shields. He has Roark, Miller, Colon, and Harang.

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Pugs & Slugs: he also has Kershaw.

        • Pugs & Slugs says:
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          @Pugs & Slugs: @Grey: I put him back in. Need to secure Ks and you never know. He could limit the base runners while Roark finally gets lit by a sucky lineup.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, in NL-Only I start him

  161. herschel says:
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    @Grey: Weekly roto redraft. belt/allen for jzimm? thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm, it’s fair, depends on needs

  162. L-Boogie says:
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    Can someone remind me why I draft Jay Bruce EVERY SINGLE YEAR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  163. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Hey Alright, did your 0 for 9 ever improve?

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: that should read Albright, not Alright.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally! 6 for 30, .200 with 2 runs and 4 RBIs…woohoo!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Break out the bubbly! 3 for 32 with 4 runs and an rbi on my end. Historically bad day, but my offense has been wonderful for the most part this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve had a terrible week minus yesterday… Actually, going on a few bad weeks

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: I met a faith healer, or at least that’s what he said he does, the other day. I’m not sure if he does FB offenses though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Give me her number!

  164. Jay says:
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    Hello sir
    I’m currently an avisail owner. Should I instead be a Souza owner? Could use some steals as I only have Cain as a threat and he’s barely running. I get a couple steals here and there but nothing steady. OF consists of Stanton Adam Jones Cain Garcia and soler. Thx bossman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Souza

  165. Bob says:
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    H2H 5×5
    Ian Desmond for Jon Lester.
    Who’s side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  166. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    drop snydergaard for bolsinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  167. dk says:
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    Yelich is heating up – hopefully the steals are coming soon too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  168. Nelson Cruz says:
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    My Hosmer and Xander for his Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester side

      • Nelson Cruz says:
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        @Grey: Am I paying too much if he wants Alphabet Soup too?

  169. Frank says:
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    Brandon Crawford goes deep again. Serious question- Ian Desmond or Crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  170. Nightpandas says:
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    Cargo, Hutch, Salazar

    Vs

    Jones, Longo, Ventura

    Obp and QS keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  171. Matt says:
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    If I could get Gio or Buchh back for soria in dynasty, would you trade for both and which one first?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio, but it’s just fair

  172. JoeG414 says:
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    Need a replacement for Ryan Zimm. Please pick two : Prado , Alonso , K.Vargas , D.Espinosa , Betts , Smoak.. 6×6 daily roto.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso, Betts

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey: So, you think Betts can turn it around and have more upside than K.Vargas ?

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey: So, you think Betts can turn it around and has more upside than Vargas ?

  173. Dan says:
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    Safe to drop Soriano for a while now that he won’t be with the club until after the All Star Break apparently? No way anyone should hold that guy for a month right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  174. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    if comish is piecing up a roster of an inactive team and my team is this, what’s order of add/drops. i’m in 3rd-4th, so i likely will only get 1 of these players. my roster (OPS league with XBH/net steals/ net saves/ holds/ QS). 4 keepers at no round cost, and clearly those aren’t changing. 12 team roto.
    OBP wolf
    hosmer
    altuve
    franco
    alcides
    IF bogaerts/moss
    OF mccutchen/trout/harper/pence
    Util pence/lind
    BN choo
    NA buxton
    SP – kluber/salazar/liriano/j.garcia/burnett/kendricks/velasquez
    RP -K-Rod/watson/ramos/mcgee/siegrist/c.smith
    DL -walden/a.miller/peralta

    Possible adds are F-Her/Bumgarner/R.Martin/Rendon/Longo/Zobrist/marte/springer/myers/gardner/addison R/fiers/Jo Fer/ K-Rob/W.Davis/J.Smith. I’ll only get one of those, and probably at best the 9th best one (depending on how league views them, unless of course some people don’t get back to comish in the next 3 days with their lists)
    I’ll assume i’d drop people from similar positions (so martin dropping OBP wolf, or F-Her dropping Hendricks). Except maybe for like Rendon dropping Alcides and could move Bogaerts to SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      F-Her, Bum, Marte, Springer, Rendon, Longo, Martin, Myers, Fiers, Zo, pretty lame if you end up the back end of that

      • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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        @Grey: it’s by standings as of sunday, and i’m 3rd-4th now. non-snake. 12-1, then 12-1 and so on. What about K-Rob and Wade? i would think one of them better than lesser closer/holds guys
        1. is k-rod or ramos my lesser closer such that i would try to grab K-Rob?
        2. is siegrist (since walden might be back) my least holds guy to grab Wade?
        3. i’m guessing choo is the drop if i get one of the hitters?
        4. i’m guessing hendricks is the drop if i get one of the SP?
        5. alcides or addison russell if it gets to that?

        • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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          @Mike Hunt’s Honorable Discharge: SP is hendricks, not kendricks, as originally written. that’s probably obv, but just in case.

  175. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need sp help. jaime garcia fair value for ziegler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  176. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    kang or his name is paulsen in dynasty OPS league H2H 12 teamer with deep benches that make it pretty much a 14 teamer depth-wise
    norris
    E5
    pedroia
    franco/harrison
    segura/crawford
    LF upton
    CF cain/rajai
    RF polanco/calhoun
    util 1 spot
    DL mesoraco/morneau/soler
    NA frazier/tapia/t.anderson

  177. jal179 says:
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    Why Albert? Why must you go on a 10 dong in 15 night stretch the day after I trade you? Why didn’t I ask for MadBum instead of Carrasco? Why didn’t I deal AGon instead for King Felix? Why wouldn’t anyone take my other Zombino Big Teix instead? Why do I repeatedly knee cap my chances of winning every year by making nauseatingly bad trades? Why do I suck at everything? Why do I have the only ugly gene in my family? Why can’t my Jays win the WS with AAA pitching? Why must I rosterbate over a league worth $100?

    End of questions.

    • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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      @jal179: pujols for carrasco isn’t a bad trade.

      • jal179 says:
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        @Mike Hunt’s Honorable Discharge:

        Thank you and agree. Its a H2h weekly with QS W Ks so laodin up on elite starters is a solid strategy given I had Teix on my bench and AGon at 1b

  178. AJ says:
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    Sup Grey what side you got? Buster/Kemp for Jose Reyes/Gattis? thanks

  179. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    Saw this and thought of you

    • AJ says:
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      @J-FOH: what side would you have J-HOF? Buster/Kemp for Reyes/Gattis already have Lucroy and a Surplus of OF

      • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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        @AJ: backward’s he’s jimmy hoffa, hehe.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @AJ: Buster side

  180. Mello Yello says:
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    Kevin Siegrist (drops mic)….

    (then picks it up) So what’s the deal with airport security anyhow?

    No but seriously his K/9 is, as the kids would say, really solid and far out man. Will Taijuan Walker clear waivers tonight in a 12 team? I’m thinking no, but hoping somehow I’m wrong…having a high waiver priority is like a winning lottery ticket that has a 50/50 chance of having the “void if removed” scratched off…these are quite the interesting times we live in good sir…

  181. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    drop which of these to bring up myers in NL only league with no ratios, only counting stats, including hits. realmuto/lake/kelly johnson. Or just wait to see if pedro from PIT gets DL’d, then i wouldn’t have to lose anybody.

  182. ME says:
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    Got a trade quesion for you … well actually 2 questions.

    12 team h2h dynasty league
    Would you do either of the trades below? If so, which one?

    His – Chris Davis/Yoan Moncada/Elvis Andrus
    for
    My – Carlos Gonzalez

    or

    His – Chris Davis/Kyle Schwarber/Elvis Andrus
    for
    My – Carlos Gonzalez

    Reyes is my SS, so Andrus would just be used as insurance if he gets hurt. Davis would slide into 1st for me. My other OFs are Marte/Calhoun/Yelich/Avisail/Souza/Castillo (we start 3 OFs).

    • Grey

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      I’d do the first one

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