What do numbers call their father?  Data.  Thank you, Highlights.  You taught me so much with the juxtaposition of Goofus and Gallant, and you’ve entertained me for thirty years.  One copy, that is well worn, sits on the back of my toilet as my salvation, especially when Cougs forgets to restock the toilet paper.  Why am I thinking about data right now?  Because I just spent two hours (more like ten minutes) looking for something.  I was trying to find what a hitter does after hitting the longest home run of their career, then sorting by guys that do it before their 24th birthday.  Alas, I couldn’t find anything.  Elias Sports Bureau probably knows but they’re a bunch of baseball nerds.  We’re fantasy nerds.  Huge difference, we have imaginary friends cooler than their real friends!  My hypothesis I was aiming for is if a guy, who was once a well-regarded prospect is called up at a very young age, it might take a bit of time for them to acclimate themselves.  Then, once they were comfortable, they’d show power, hit the longest home run of their career and take off from there.  At this point, it’s just conjecture, but it makes reasonable sense in a case study of one.  So, who was this well-regarded prospect that just hit the longest home run of his career this week?  Nick Castellanos.  My Spidey sense says Castellanos might finally be breaking out.  Breaking out from what, you’re likely thinking.  Well, not from chocolate.  From being a schmohawk.  Plus, my Spidey sense is strong since this is on the web.  Like Castellanos’s relatives throw glasses into the fireplace, he was thrown into the fire at an insanely young age, and is only 23 years old now.  It’s a little early for 2016 sleepers, but Castellanos was a guy that was pegged as someone that could hit for a solid average with some power.  I’m intrigued, y’all!  In keepers, I could see going after him now for next year, and just grabbing him in redraft mixed leagues.  Castellanos you later!  Thanks again, Highlights!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Michael Conforto – Here’s what I said the other day, “The Mets have “had serious discussions within the last few days” about promoting Conforto.  Then they had non-serious discussions about Pop Tarts, their playoff hopes and ‘Who is that girl in the third row behind the dugout?’  I’m starting to think the Mets will call up Conforto, because it was just on Monday that manager, Terry Collins, said Conforto wasn’t on the club’s radar.  What likely happened is Collins was asked about a prospect he had no idea about, answered truthfully, then the front office decided to have a discussion with Collins so he didn’t keep sounding like a moron.  Conforto strikes me as a 25-30 homer guy with a .270 average.  Your basic cleanup hitter.  That’s in his prime.  Right now, he’s 22 years old, so I think in most mixed leagues you’re looking at a guy this year that is essentially every hot schmotato.”  And that’s me quoting me predicting the Mets!  They did call him up today.  My thoughts haven’t changed on him, but he is worth grabbing for upside.  Grabbing on your waivers, not literally, get out of your car.

Chris Coghlan – This is more of a Hitter-Tron call.  Like when the Hitter-Tron calls up Pep Boys and asks where are the Pep Girls because he wants to lube their exhaust pipe.

Delino DeShields – Why isn’t his walk-up music “I Walk the Line?”  Like that shizz wouldn’t subconsciously help his OBP.  If you say it won’t, you don’t know the dark arts as practiced by Miss Cleo.

Preston Tucker – Step outside and stare at the sun for two minutes.  Okay, now go back inside and look at your Yahoo fantasy team page.  Any difference than when you usually just look at it?  No, right?  If you can click your way around the Yahoo background, pick up Tucker.  He’s bordering on moving into mi novio category and I kinda love him.

Jake Smolinski – The magic of Google.  I went to look at Smolinski’s minor league career numbers and thirty minutes later ended up trying to figure out when Josh Rouse’s new album is coming out.  It’s kinda amazing that Google ever made it to the public and didn’t just end up being a giant time suck for Sergey.  Any hoo!  Not much to Smolinski other than a hot schmolinski.

Jarrod Dyson – Talk to the SAGNOF hand, because the face don’t care!

Alex Rios – Has a ten-game hitting streak and, Hayzeus Cristo, has this guy fallen in the big picture.  He has two homers and seven steals on the year.  Granted, he missed a month with a fractured hand, but dizzamn.  His fall from grace couldn’t have happened to a douchey guy.

Chris Iannetta – No, don’t drop Vogt for him or even Yadier, but if you’re in a Jacques Cousteau deep league and you go to your waivers wearing a skullcap from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, then go for it.

C.J. Cron – Let’s highlight how The Sciosciapath is a Mr. Bungle.  At 25 years old, Cron has 16 homers and a .264 in 129 career games.  Earlier in the year, the Sciociapath was playing Matt Joyce and Efren Navarro over him to the point where Cron was demoted.  Joyce is hitting .181 and Efren Navarro is best known for playing Pedro in Napoleon Dynamite.

Rougned Odor – “Is that the Dosey Doe, Grey?  The Electric Slide?  The Back Yo’ Thang Up?  The Bernie?  The Humpty?  The ‘Nancy Grace On Dancing With The Stars?'”  Nah, this is The MI Shuffle.  I do it a few times a week.  Good for cardio.

Scooter Gennett – The Brewers are like the Diamondbacks of the Central.  There’s just too much fantasy value in their outfield between Parra, Davis and Gomez and one needs to go.  “What the eff does this have to do with Scooter?”  Great question, Drank Too Much Coffee Reader.  If Parra moves, Scooter seems to be the logical leadoff man and a nice uptick in value.

Jonathan Schoop – I’m currently rocking Schoop – thanks, Rendon! — but I’m not sure that’s a reason to pick him up, since I’m going through middle infidels quicker than Amanda Bynes with her crazy pills.

Stephen Piscotty – I could see a scenario where Grichuk gets benched for Piscotty or vice versa, but it’s hard to say at this point.  Can anyone say for sure?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!   Piscotty doesn’t know!

Francisco Lindor – A lot had been made of what a great prospect he was, then he came up and didn’t set the world on fire and has been largely ignored since.  He’s 21 years old with 7-HR power and 30-SB speed.  Oh, and he’s been hot, hitting near-.400 in the last week.

Jung Ho Kang – Is it Jung-ho or Jung Ho?  I haven’t had this much confusion over a ho since an Adam’s apple mishap in the fall of 1994.  It was dark and in The Limelight.  Don’t ask.

Jose Iglesias – He has the 7th best batting average in the majors.  Not in the AL, that’s out of everyone.  There’s gotta be a place for him in every league.  Iglesias is church.

Tyler Saladino – Fun fact!  Saladino is Italian for a diner salad, which isn’t actually a salad, but a bunch of cured meats in a bowl with an Italian grandmother standing over you saying, “Eat more capicola, it’s good for you.”  Here’s what I said the other day on Saladino, “He’s now the White Sox 3rd baseman.  His minor league stats look like a guy that could be more valuable for fantasy than real life, and real life is lame and doesn’t give you a virtual trophy at the end of the season.  “Uncle Herbert had a wonderful life and left behind a wife, two children and sixteen virtual trophies.”  Saladino had 4 homers and 25 steals in Triple-A this year with bleh contact.  Since I’ve seen him with shortstop eligibility in some leagues, I grabbed him in one deep league to see where it takes me, but I was only dropping Refsnyder.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Tim Cooney – I’m shocked that the Stream-o-Nator likes Cooney since it rarely likes rookie pitchers, but it’s vs. the Braves and the Braves are hot garbage stuck to the bottom of a Samoan’s foot.

Erasmo Ramirez – Another stream that I got from looking at the SON, which is better than looking at Yahoo’s team page!

Aaron Nola – I just went over my Aaron Nola fantasy.  I wrote it while asking Cougs why she calls me Gavin Rossdale during sex.

Mat Latos – He has a 0.64 ERA in July and had a .224 batting average against in June.  I should be a migrant worker with my cherrypicking!

Arodys Vizcaino – This is in case Jim Johnson is traded and you’re scrambling for saves.  I could’ve also listed David Aardsma here, and I kinda did.

Ken Giles – It’s going on two years that Papelbon is “definitely getting traded” due to rumors and innuendo, which sounds like the name of a marijuana dispensary, In Yo Endo.

SELL

Matt Harvey – Let me start after the 1700 words that preceded this by saying this sell isn’t due to his recent performance.  He hasn’t been as terrific as usual of late, but I don’t think this is a long-term concern.  Harvey’s allowed to struggle for a month.  Don’t be so hard on him, you’re just like your father!  In keepers, I’d hold onto Harvey like he were Michael Phelps swimming for a sinking bong.  For this year, he has to get shut down or the Mets are crazy, which is to say the odds of him being shut down are 50/50 just as the odds the Mets are crazy are 50/50.  If Harvey is shut down in September, he’s useless in redraft leagues.  So, maybe you get eight more starts from him, and at his current clip that’s about a 3.30 ERA pitcher with some control problems for eight more starts.  Taking him or A.J. Burnett?  Harvey, but there’s not a ton of difference likely.  I’m not saying sell Harvey for a free raft tour of Cuba, but I would explore options.

  1. Great White North says:
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    Thirst!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quencher

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey:Thanks! However, Uribe was picked up. Others available who are getting regular ABs: McGehee, Morse, Lagares, and Asche. Hold and see what happens, I guess, and then go with McGehee?

        • Pugs&Slugs says:
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          @Pugs&Slugs: My computer is dying and flash glitches. not sure why it replied here when I clicked the reply from your post to me. Sorry about that.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No worries

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hold for now

  2. Matt says:
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    So Grichuk or Conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

      • Sam says:
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        @Grey: Conforto or Tucker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prolly give Conforto a spin to see how he does…Shiny new toy syndrome!

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Grey: It’s baseballs version of the shiny lure in the fantasy waters. Always gets bites.

            • Sam says:
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              @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Good.. that was my move earlier this AM. How bout Piscotty.. where’s he rank versus Conforto and Tucker in your estimation?

              • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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                @Sam: Piscotty and Tucker are both stuck in crowded OFs Conforto should get more ABs

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  3. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    This is like the vegetarian buy column. Where’s the beef? Who will save my teams and carry them into the winners circle? Who who who? Sorry it’s Friday and i’m mind burnt this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pablo Sandoval

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Great White North: Totally missed on Prince this season .Own him nowhere.

        • Great White North says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: I was making a vegetarian funny.

  4. Long Bawls says:
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    So when is Josh Rouse’s new album coming out??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… This year, supposedly

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: He’s good live, or at least was when I was a young man listening to middle-aged-man music.

        Now all I listen to is the dinner specials, which I get mad if they say slowly because I think they’re trying to screw me out of the early bird. Saladino…capicola…an extra Schoop of cottage cheese…now that’s some conforto food. No Jung Ho; sounds spicy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could see that…He seems like he’d appeal to a crowd who leaves before the encore…We need to get home for Dateline!

          • Long Bawls says:
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            @Grey: Yup..and those were the best days of my life. Cue Ryan Adams, who storms out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I saw Ryan Adams in concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall and opening for him was Val Kilmer dressed at Mark Twain…Talk about a happening crowd!

              • Long Bawls says:
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                @Grey: Wow. I heard about that but kinda didn’t believe it happened until now (just like I never knew for sure whether Guided By Voices really did have a dwarf backstage peeking out of the curtains on that one tour). I hope nobody fainted from the excitement!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Lots of puzzled, confused faces for Kilmer and lots of sitting down, head nodding for Adams

                  • Long Bawls says:
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                    @Grey: Those two reactions combined sound like the white guys (like me) at Dave Chapelle’s block party…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

                  • J-Dawg says:
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                    @Grey: Dang, where else can I get great fantasy baseball advice, references to some of my favorite musical artists (R. Adams – seen him a few times but no Val Kilmer– who was great in Life’s Too Short; Rouse); and references to great movies made by Wes Anderson! It’s one-stop shopping!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha!

  5. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    A trade question for you. I have been offered Jose Altuve for Nolan Arenado in our 11 Team Roto League. This would obviously help in SBs but hurt in HRS and other offensive production. He also has Cano who he would be willing to deal instead. What are your thoughts on the deal?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Arenado, get cheaper SBs if you need them

  6. Nico says:
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    Grey! Real quick! Cueto/Bums/Lester RoS. Buy/Sell Tool likes them in the reverse order. Thanks!

  7. Great White North says:
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    A thought for next year. In a RCL, I wonder how well I could do drafting SP with my 6 first picks, starting the hell out of them (except at Coors), then trading them all midseason for proven bats. Seems easy to trade aces in RCLs at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like the opposite of what you should do… I could pick up Hector Santiago still in my RCL and he has a 2-something ERA

      • Eden Hazard says:
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        @Grey:
        Sorry I’m stupid but what’s a RCL league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Razzball Commenter League

          • Eden Hazard says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks

            • Great White North says:
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              @Eden Hazard: Once you’ve razzed, you never go back.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Great White North: Think of where your team would be if you drafted Kershaw, Kluber and Strasburg with your first 3 picks and had no great bats.

      • Great White North says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: One would have to definately pick the correct aces in the first six rounds for this strategy to work.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Great White North: people don’t want to trade for pitching in any RCLs I have been in unfortunately; they seem to think streaming will correct itself by more streaming I guess

      • Great White North says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: I disagree a bit. I just traded C-Mart for Reyes. Needed SB and runs, and already have 117 starts. I traded McHough for Hosmer earlier in the year. About the only thing people will trade for in an RCL is an ace (McHough was killing it when I dealt him).

  8. Scott says:
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    I’m doing SOMETHING with Schoop, but I’m not sure it classifies as “rocking”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does it rhyme with that?

  9. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    What’s your take on A Hicks ? I keep thinking this guy will turn into a 15/25 .270 guy and he has not seemed to get any consistency? Only 25 i just think it will click for him soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Ender-like is his best case scenario

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking more Calhounish but you’re probably right.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah could be

  10. Chad Strickler says:
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    Love the buy today Grey! Nicky C or Odor in full keeper?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Castellanos

  11. TJ says:
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    My pitching has been hot garbage lately in a K-heavy H2H league.
    I own both Carlos Rodon and Yordano.

    Should I drop one or both of them for any of these guys:
    Tajuan Walker
    Taylor Jungmann
    Jimmy Nelson
    Vincent Velazquez
    Robbie Ray
    Jeremy Hellickson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Ray, Jungmann

  12. Skeezix says:
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    How worried should I be about Duda if I’m forced to start him for the rest of the year? I’m in first and I’m likely to have to overpay in order to replace him, but other than Morneau I have no backup for him and Rizzo (we start two).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty worried

  13. Michael Villani says:
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    Latos or Taijuan Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  14. Wilson says:
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    Soler vs Phi Williams
    Jackson vs Tor Hutchison
    Longoria vs Bal Tillman

    Pick one to start, who? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:

        Longoria vs BAL Tillman
        Nastellanos vs BOS Procello

        Pick one to start today. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Longo

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  15. Clint says:
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    I’m always happy when I read these and I’ve already picked up the suggested guys. Perhaps this fantasy padawon IS learning? I mean, I iz a kollege stoodent n all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  16. Great White North says:
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    Word. I am 90% sure you are correct on this. I can get Seager or Sano of the wire right now in certain leagues, and either could hit 20 more bombs. But there is no limit on how many starts a bat can make. My thinking is run studs to the ground, then reap maximum value of your choosing based on needs. I still think I may try this strategy in a league next year to test it out. Sometimes doing the opposite of the herd provides value. Ask Mr. Buffett.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      People have tried this before, and have had success with it… I don’t think it’s the best way to go though… Having 3 to 4 SPs and running MRs out with extra spots is ideal

  17. Ryan says:
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    In a h2h dynasty league I have a trade on the table where I get Wieters for Heston and Cervelli. I think this improves my catching situation and I think I can afford to lose the sp. what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cervelli has been better than Wieters this year and Heston looks like a solid #4

  18. JobaDoesn'tRule says:
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    Zach Lee or Tony Cingrani ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Cingrani

      • JobaDoesn'tRule says:
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        @Grey: Shoemaker over both then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  19. Great White North says:
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    Gotcha. I often use strategy to make-up for my lack of b-ball IQ. Makes it fun for me. You long term roto-players just kill it at the draft, making me wonder why Weaver ended up on all of my RCLs to start the year. I am just trying to find a niche that will work.

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: I’ve been peaking all year. The only RCL I have a chance of winning is using this same strategy. J-FOH seems to have mastered it as well as you. Smokey has led me to great SAGNOF things.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s the ideal strategy from what I’ve seen… Hard to carry four SPs or more and keep up with Ks and you need to max out ABs

  20. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Grey Bud. I’m currenly in 1st place and was just offered Trout for Bryce/Harvey. Take it, or try to counter with Bryce/Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side, but you can try Salazar first if you like

      • Jackie Treehorn says:
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        Many Thanks!

        Forgot to add it is a keeper league – still Trout side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trout

  21. 740 says:
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    sup Grey, 10team h2h 5×5.

    Lindor or Desmond?

    thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  22. Scott says:
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    Whoah. Guerrero’s playing today. Thinking batty call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  23. G says:
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    Better player for ROS to have? Better player next year? Pederson or springer?

    May be able to get jose Fernandez and springer for my pederson, harvey, and one of segura/Moreland/Cesar. Jose Fer, spring er, harvey, and pederson can all be kept at roughly same value. What you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson for this year, Springer for keeper

  24. Borophyll says:
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    Great as always Grey!

    David Price for Lorenzo Cain straight up. Who you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price, it’s fairish

  25. Will says:
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    Trade Sano and J. Garcia for C. Gomez?

    Keeper league (6×6 OPS & L) and was planning to hold on to Sano as a 12th but I’m only 2 points out of first and need runs and SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  26. Funscombe says:
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    Hey Grey!!

    Drop Pederson, Yelich, Parra or Burns for Conforto?

    He’ll go in my utility slot.

    I’m a mets fan, so I want him!

    Thanks my friend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

    • Funscombe says:
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      @Funscombe:

      Edit: 10 man head to head keep 8 for next year.

      • Funscombe says:
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        @Funscombe: thank you!! Enjoy the weekend :)

        • Funscombe says:
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          @Funscombe: I still have Corbin on my pitching staff, I think I may drop him actually. Sort of need the steals with Dee Gordon on the DL

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Drop Corbin

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  27. G says:
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    Another quick one. So many guys you recommended are on my waiver wire. How would you rank grichuk, castellanos, tucker, conforto? Thanks again and as always. Hve a good weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, Castellanos

  28. sniff test says:
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    Conforto over Soler or Cesar Hernandez?

    • sniff test says:
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      @sniff test: keeper by the way

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @sniff test: I’d still want Soler as a keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Cesar

  29. Baggiejohn says:
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    Picked up Castellanos in my Keeper League – thanks!

    BBC are trailing a new series of ‘The Great British Bake-Off’ starting on August 5th … I know that will get your souffle to rise!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve seen every episode of GBBO! Can’t wait!

    • Great White North says:
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      @Baggiejohn: I can’t fucking wait!

  30. Steve says:
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    You streaming Cooney or Tropeano today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooney

  31. Nation says:
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    12 team standard roto w/ no MI/CI, one UTIL spot.

    Whats a reasonable trade target for E5? Should I be looking in the Archer/Cole/Gray class?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer or Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But I’d prefer to trade for a cheaper SP

  32. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What do you think about Sir Slurp himself, Hisashi, going forward? I know he didn’t crack your top 100 ROS, but he’s looked like himself since dusting off the rust from his DL return.

    I decided to pick him up following his nice handling of the Miggy-less Tigers, would you hold until he gives you reason to doubt the return to form?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, definitely hold him

  33. Scott says:
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    Great. Now you tell me you’re starting DeJesus Cincinnati! :b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was about to pick him up for Coors

  34. Paul says:
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    12 team yahoo H2H league
    Should I trade my Abreu and Ziegler for Greinke? If Abreu continues to bust then this seems like a no brainer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  35. Vottoman Empire says:
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    12-team mixed redraft 5×5 roto, 5 OF. I have Cruz, Chris Davis, Revere, Pillar, Aoki, Souza and Span (not healthy yet). Assuming Aoki is back this weekend, who do I drop when Span comes back? Not gonna carry more than 6 OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span

  36. greg says:
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    Real simple today: I have Motte, Tolleson and Giles. Hear all over Motte is not long for closing. Really can afford only one guy to grab (my DL spilleth over) as a hedge, and for the life of me do not know who it would/should be.

    Keep hearing Jeffres, but then, wait, no, maybe it’s not….if you were desperate for a closer, who’d your hedge be assuming (and you would assume right) that all current closers are gone….

    Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

      • greg says:
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        @Grey: Ah, Grey, I HAVE GIles…sorry…..one MORE guy to grab. Make sense?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smith?

          • greg says:
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            @Grey: Over Jeffress? Clarifying. Might just have to be quick to the gun when moves are made…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s a toss up now, can try Vizcaino or Aardsma too…Or Hoover

  37. Moscowitz says:
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    10 team, 12 moves left. Drop Travis for Moreland, Conforto, Cron or Tucker?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  38. the great knoche says:
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    Lester gets hosed on a strike 3 call, costs 2 runs.

    Rockies wake up tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so, need Arenado to do something

  39. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Cishek is a Cardinal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  40. DonnieB says:
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    Flores or Lindor or Eugenio rest of year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  41. Comforts or yelich? Non-keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  42. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    One last one for you! I’ve been trying to sell Giancarlo in my roto redraft for a while. I am locked for HR, so I don’t need his power, and I feel like I can get better R, RBI, SB and AVG ROS from other guys.

    Would you trade Giancarlo away for any of Brantley, Pence, Heyward, Gardner, Calhoun?

    Did I rank those guys in the order that you’d want them?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… See my top 100 for 2nd half for rank, it would still hold for those guys

  43. PB&J says:
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    Wow, Dickerson in the lineup batting 6th for the Rockies tonight! He’s trapped in my DL spot for the night but it’s still I good sign.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Until he’s hurt again by Tuesday

  44. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I know i feel good right now dropping Coglan for Conforto. My luck this year ffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • The Harrow says:
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        @J-FOH: wait till jay gets no at bats when off DL.

  45. Hi Grey –

    Do you like Castellanos more than Plouffe (goes the dynamite!) at 3B while waiting for Miggy? (need power and average)

    At 2B Odor or Scooter? (no particular need)

    SS Pick two among Lindor, Jung Ho Kang, Iglesias, Saladino. (no particular need)

    C Norris or Iannetta? (no particular need)

    For a power OF/UTIL bat I have Khris Davis, Moss and Paulsen. Would you switch any of them out for Cron, Piscotty, Gillespie, De Aza, Bour, Conforto? (need power followed by average)

    (this isn’t all one team. It’d be pretty sad if it were.)

    Thanks and have a good weekend!

    • @Enrique: Forgot to say, all three are roto leages, basically non-keeper (one allows two keepers among late-round picks). Between 14 and 17 teams in each.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, over Plouffe… Odor…Lindor, Salad…Norris…Conforto over Davis… Cron over Paulsen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. Macio says:
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    Please pick 2 in a vacuum for MI, Grey?

    Luis Valbuena, Cesar Hernandez, Brad Miller, Jung Ho Kang?

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena, Kang

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  47. ebudz says:
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    Going to a Paw Sox game soon sp what better way to kill time now then to ask Grey a fantasy baseball question!

    Here are the guys I’m streaming from these days in my shallow ESPN 10 Team H2H Points League with the following scoring:

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

    A. Wood, T. Walker, Nola, J. Teheran, Buchholz*, Y. Ventura, Cashner, Gausman, Shoemaker, J. Garcia*, Hutchinson, Hughes, Latos, Rodon, Leake, Milone, E. Ramirez, Hahn*, Wisler, Vogelsong, Ray, Nelson

    Based on who is available and the following upcoming starts of guys currently on my staff, who is the most expendable to cut for a streamer right now? Any guys above that should just be owned over anyone on my staff now?

    Heaney vs. TEX (19.4), @LAN (-0.6)
    Chen @TB (8.4), vs. DET (1.1)
    Fiers @SF (9.5), vs. CHN (17.0)
    McCullers vs. LAA (0.1)
    Chavez vs. CLE (4.9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers for Latos

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Okay dropped Fiers yesterday to stream Erasmo today and I plan on dropping Erasmo at 4:05pm for Latos and his start tomorrow… however after Chavez’s -11 point performance last night I’m wondering if he actually is my most expendable pitcher? What do you make of Chavez now? Still like him over Fiers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, you can lose Chavez, Fiers is droppable too though

  48. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Nice! Grabbed Castellanos this morning to replace Freese (who is replacing Miggy). Love the endorsement.

    Unrelated, where does stashing Cory Seager compare in these situations to snatching up a Comforty or a Piscotty or Comfortable Biscotti or whatever? I have Seager now, but am always tempted to dump him for the shiny rookie whose actually playing. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know where Seager plays every day on the Dodgers… Conforto has to play

  49. Vincentv says:
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    Oh, Mighty Grey!

    I was just offered D. Kuechel in return for “your Novio”, Stanton.

    To pull the trigger or not to?!?!

    Your sage wisdom would be greatly appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    BOBBARINO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it in a redraft

  50. Chris says:
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    drop yunel escobar for any of the SS listed about (Lindor, Iglesias, Saladino, Kang) in a 10 team H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  51. cdouglas says:
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    would you take conforto and price or carlos gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs

  52. Great White North says:
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    How fast should I run to the wire for Hernan. Yes, I said Hernan (Brewer 3B).

    “I was jus’ hernan on the radio ’bout a sale at Farm ‘n’ Fleet.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  53. J-FOH says:
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    Creeper slam and double side of legs

    I wrote this sitting in traffic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You love Creeper dongs!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: well yeah. I’m the creeper writer

        Call me kofohashi

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hotdoghashi!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: iwakuma is jealous

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have room in my heart for both

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: after our mandate today you have lots of room in your heart for lots of things. wait, can I talk about the date?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  As long as you don’t mention we went to our favorite beauty supply store

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: oh no I would never talk about us going to get “product” that smells like flowers

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Is lavender a flower?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      yes…wait I have no idea

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Google says it’s a flower often used in manly soaps and hygiene products. We’re good!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      whew. I was gonna say, are you metro trapping me.

                      why is it that, without even thinking about it, I wore a plain black polo, pants, and my dark shades today. I unconsciously work security for you. I never know when a fan will jump out and get all weird with you.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You should be walking 10 feet behind me but I didn’t want to say anything

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      This apple vape juice is so nice… Why is that I love the juices that are super liquidy vs. goopy?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: yeah but I had to walk you to your car because, in your words,

                      “if something happened to me with you around then I would have to bury you on the site and expel you for life”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, it would’ve been ugly, I’m home safe, it’s all good

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      we need to get you a better tank and set up, man it kills me that a man of your status has not embraced the new technologies to get great flavor.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I want to! I just don’t know what to get and you’re not as helpful as I thought you’d be… Real talk!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      real talk rebuttal:

                      I know where to go and what you need. I got good peeps that are deep in the industry. But everything is out my way. Grey Albright don’t move for no one *said like Ray Liotta in goodfellas*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      *Ted sitting at my feet while I eat pasta*

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      you’re eating again? Im still full

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I have a tapeworm

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: Kobayashi

      • Great White North says:
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        @Grey: I love Creeper bongs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Or Apple bongs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn iPhone you really need to cap Apple, apparently

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Btw, Great White someone commented Baking is returning on the 5th

          • Great White North says:
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            @Grey: I know, right. So excited. Still haven’t baked shit lately. Maybe I should quit my job so I can bake more.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, get on that! Do you like subtitled dramas too? Cause I’m watching a PBS show now that’s amazing… Borgen

              • Great White North says:
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                @Grey: I’ll check it out. Loklks good on the Google. Looking for a new show. My wife has no patience for subtitles, but loves the PBS. I’m not allowed to speak when Poldark is on.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… You might need to legit mail order Netflix the first seasons, not sure if it’s in the back catalog

                  • Great White North says:
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                    @Grey: I think I am the last person on earth who still uses Netflix for DVD’s by snail mail.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Perfect!

                    • Great White North says:
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                      @Great White North: It’s in the queue, right behind Dortor Who Season 8.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Never really got into Doctor Who, tried the pilot episode and people said I should do the David Tennant one, but never did…

  54. The Randall Simon Milwaukee Sausage Fiasco says:
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    Even though I love using “has beens” total busts or lunatics from my childhood(see new name)….I might be forced to use THE HAND OF SAGNOF as a permanent commentor name…im assuming that’s the only razzball related tattoo in existence, plus sagnof closest i can claim to a religious belief.
    My own personal hell will be full of Kendrys Morales’ and Billy Butlers dining on Rajai and Dysons hamstrings.
    QUESTION – in a 10 tm H2H not a fan of carrying multiple guys on same team bc days off get ugly.
    With aoki coming back soon not sure who to drop. Duffy Ender Plouffe?…I’d still have Delino,Odor,Aybar(mi, 2b, ss) .Duffy seems like the real deal and has 2b,ss,3b elig in the yahoo whiteout version. Im guessing Ender still the drop? And same league (redraft) trade joc for kluber or aim higher?. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You are the hand of SAGNOF! Ender, but kinda depends on needs…I’d take Kluber

  55. Bread N Mustard says:
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    Melky Cabrera or Conforto in a ReDraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

      • Bread N Mustard says:
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        @Grey: Thank you. Everyone going crazy about a called up prospect led me to question myself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. Great White North says:
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    Soriano, hehe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  57. Pete says:
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    Start Kazmir tonight in his Houston debut? Stream in lukewarm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  58. Great White North says:
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    Are we starting Cueto at Coors tommorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  59. Pickleball says:
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    Nelson Cruz, Justin upton, or cespedes ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis

  60. geegee says:
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    Castellanos or Sandoval

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos

  61. jake says:
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    Hi,

    You stream Milone (NYY), erasmo(BAL), or rubby(MIL) tomorrow?

    SON likes rubby, but I don’t truss him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Erasmo

      • jake says:
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        @Grey: gracias, jefe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  62. Bubba with 3 B's says:
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    ROS rank for standard roto

    Segura, Crawford, Cesar Hernandez

  63. Brett says:
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    Which do you prefer? Gio and Greg holland or Richards and boxberger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  64. greg says:
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    I’m thinking of picking up Realmuto over YGomes….am I nuts? Gomes just hasn’t been the same since returning from injury….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Set it and forget it…

      • greg says:
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        @Grey: My mind isn’t working today….ie, do it? ie, you like Realmuto over Yan? Sorry man…it’s Friday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold Yan

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: hes a H2H player, I would be following my frankencatcher every week and ride those matchups.

            Yes, thats a shameless self promotion

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, could see that… Gomes has been bad

              • greg says:
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                @Grey: That’d be ideal…y’know….but thanks to me (ahem) they instituted a “moves per year (and per week)” limit. Last year I ran out during playoffs and had two injured players I couldn’t cover for….

                So, having used 2/3 of my yearly limit already….I’m really trying to find some ROS guys.

                So pissed I’m out this week of moves and stunned someone hasn’t picked up Grichuk yet….but come Midnight Sunday if he’s still there I’d be shocked.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I hear ya

              • greg says:
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                @Grey: What the heck … obviously I have no Friday night plans….hey….Desmond’s resurgence got you convinced I saw you rank him over Sano ROS….Sano has been real deal since promotion….I’m guessing you are factoring steals, team quality, as well, and think Desmond has turned the corner?

                Oh, man….I’ve dropped an all star team this year. I really have to learn to “hold” …but man, even you were saying enough is enough about him….and Calhoun….etc. So tough to know.

                Maybe everyone will be busy this weekend and forget Grichuk and Desmond. Yeah….right.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s tough to hold guys all year that are struggling… Desmond is a grab now, but you needed stats in May and June too

          • greg says:
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            @Grey: Sigh. Desmond FINALLY gets hot the week after I drop him. But…..we knew that would happen, didn’t we?

            Sano is a nice replacement tho. Really need Franco to get hot again…. :)

            Thanks, have a good weekend….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup… You too!

  65. dem ribbies says:
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    Desmond with another HR… Safe to say he’s activated?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  66. Dirty d says:
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    Will Cishek be a good source of holds in St louis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  67. greg says:
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    Last word: EFFIN’ KLUBER! Jeez, was just about to breathe down neck of 1st place team this week….and in 2 innings he sets me back aghhhhhh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  68. J-FOH

    J-FOH says:
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    I took your advice for next year and added the DL players into the list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Excellent!

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: It feels good, feels like a strong list. I also would like to cut off the bottom 25-40 as it becomes needs based with most those guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it always is that late

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Im sure I’ll get whiners over something in that bottom

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, prolly… But could your beard up!

              • J-FOH

                J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: auto correct issues? that made no sense

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha… Yeah, oops… Just keep your beard up!

                  • J-FOH

                    J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: there is a chin in there somewhere

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I think I saw it once

  69. Ron D. says:
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    i finally found some MI guys to set and forget and now im shuffling outfielders like theres no tomorrow, ive had tucker grichuk byrd and melky all on my team at some point since the all star break and ive gotten probably 2 homers out of the lik 107 collective homers theyve hit.. is there a term for dropping someone and they hit a homerun that night or night after? i swear its like the good luck chuck curse of fantasy baseball and im chuck..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… There’s bomb voyage but that’s the last day on your team

      • Ron D. says:
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        @Grey: ill have to think of something! have a good weekend dude

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  70. chris says:
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    Should I drop mccullers for latos in a h2h pts league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  71. Eric says:
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    ROS: Sano or Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  72. KarlJ says:
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    Ok the Greinke – Adam Jones deal I mentioned earlier got scrapped
    New deal would be my Liriano for his Adam Jones
    I would then probably flip Pence for Danny Salazar . This is a non-keeper roto league and I am currently first in pitching points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jones

      • KarlJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Ok with the Pence- Salazar deal too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  73. dem ribbies says:
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    Just picked up Desmond for $3 in a keeper. Already had Reyes $26. Too soon to deal Reyes for a playoff piece? Maybe give it another week? (trade deadline is Aug 13 so have a little time)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too soon

  74. MarvPesos

    I begin dreaming (It's more than a feeling....) says:
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    Grey,
    10-Tm H2H keeper, (keep 12)

    Looking at the wire, a lot of talent,

    1)Can drop uehara as I already have Papelbon, perkins & miller and could pick up one of Quintana, Estrada, E. Ramirez, jungmann, Gibson

    2) I could drop Granderson or polanco, and pick up one of conforto, rios, belt, hunter, Moreland, aybar

    Thanks for the comments, awesome job as usual on the article
    J

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) meh, if you must Quin 2) both, Conforto, Rios thanks!

  75. Weird Al Yankabitch says:
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    Hey my handsome fellow!!

    I got a doozie (doozy? Dozier?) for ya!!

    It’s an AL Only points league and I’m in second place!! I’ve got a trade or two pending that I’m so close to accepting that I’d highly appreciate your advice on! I’ll start you off with the roster:

    C- Salvador Perez
    1B- Eric Hosmer
    2B- Brian Dozier
    3B- Manny Machado
    SS- Carlos Correa
    MI- Francisco Lindor
    OF- Kole Calhoun
    OF- Steven Souza
    OF- Adam Eaton
    OF- Billy Burns
    OF- Yeonis Cespedes
    DH- Colby Rasmus
    UTL- Miguel Sano
    UTL- Chase Bradley
    BN- Adam LaRochr

    P- Phil Hughes
    P- Jake Odorizzi
    P- Erasmo Ramirez
    P- Collin McCugh
    P- Dellin Betances
    P- Wade Davis
    P- Steve Tolleson
    P- Koji Uehara
    P- Robert Osuna
    BN- Yordano Ventura

    Right now we are 5th in AVG, 1st in HRs and SBs, 2nd in RBIs and RUNs as well as our pitching, 6th in ERA and WHIP, 7th in Ks, 5th in SVs, and 2nd in Ws.

    Obviously our biggest gain is pitching and right now we have a juicy one on the table… Price, McCullers, and Erick Aybar for Carlos Correa, Ventura, and Wade Davis or Carlos Carrasco, McCullers, and Aybar for Correa, Ventura, and Wade Davis… Both are highly tempting but Price being on trade block makes me weary.. Remember this is AL Only and we can keep 6 guys maximum contract of 3yrs. We are so close to first.. Would you make one of those deals? If so, which one do you like more?

    Again, love your articles and always enjoy your cracks at players! Love the insight man need a little love my way ;) Thanks bud!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d do the Price one if this isn’t a keeper

      • Weird Al Yankabitch says:
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        @Grey: It is a keeper can only keep a guy 3 years at most. Price probably won’t be keepable due to his price lol, but Carrasco is potential keeper..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And Correaz is a keeper?

          • Weird Al Yankabitch says:
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            @Grey: We could potentially keep him for 3 years if we don’t deal him. Think hes worth holding then or making a run at first?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think you should trade a lesser piece for a lesser pitcher and keep Correa

  76. Tommy says:
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    Players that can be dropped from my team.
    Desheields, Dyson, Cron, Alcides (my starting ss), choo

    Pitchers currently on team
    Carrasco, E-Rod, Fiers, Hendricks, Ventura, Thor, Axford,Ziegler, Holland, Berrios (NA)

    I have two open spots on my team and willing to drop players to add someone.
    Players on waivers – Desmond,Lindor,Tucker,Saladino, Piscotty, Brad Miller,Coughlan,
    GILES, Vizcaino, Jesse Chavez,Jeffress, Jungmman, Gausman, Bauer,Rubby,Tillman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, Tucker, Chavez…Drop Yordano

  77. AJ says:
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    Hey Grey which side you like? Harper/Machado or Fernandez/Hanley/Carpenter? Redraft, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  78. Eric says:
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    Moose or Melky?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melky

  79. JoeG414 says:
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    Stream Zack Lee vs the Mets on Saturday ? Could the Mets be due ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with Lee

  80. The JoGarza says:
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    Encarnacion in 13th round for 2016 only or Sano for ’16 and ’17 in 20th and 17th?

    12-team H2H OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  81. greg says:
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    Really like Desmond over Sano now ROS? Sano has been great….I assume you are factoring steals, quality of team, and heartfelt belief he’s over his 80 game slump?

    Well, what the hell….I’m damn sure I wasn’t the only one who gave up too soon….

  82. Steve says:
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    Keeper league, I give thor/yordano and get Polanco/tanaka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s okay… Prolly hold

  83. KillerB says:
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    @Grey —

    Thanks for all the great insights. In a 5 OF keeper league where I’m competing and holding Bautista, Marte, Kemp, Cain, Fowler, Rios and Grichuk and Span on the DL — who would you drop for Conforto? Rios is the only guy from that group that can’t be kept for next year.

    I’m leaning toward Fowler, Rios or Grichuk but hard choice. Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rios

  84. Wilson says:
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    Soriano or Motte or Rondon for Cubs saves? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Motte, Rondon, hard to say

  85. Ty says:
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    Moss is no better than any of these OF buys right? He has been hot garbage burning a spot on my bench. I have Jaime Garcia coming off of DL next week. Who is the drop…Moss or Para? I’m hurting for AVG so i’m thinking Moss. These are both bench players in a 12 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Moss

  86. Whirlaway says:
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    have craw, paredes, cron, forsythe for three infield spots in a 14 team roto league. who gets booted?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carl Crawford? Lose him

      • Whirlaway says:
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        @Grey: Carl Crawford for infield?

  87. M says:
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    Parra, Grichuk or Tucker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  88. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey,
    With the Mets acquiring Uribe, do you think Flores will split PT to Tejada? Worth dropping Flores for Uribe?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! However, Uribe was picked up and I didn’t see it happen. Others available are McGehee, Lagares, Morse, and Asche. My gut says wait and see, but then pick up McGehee if he Flores loses too much PT.

  89. ArsAryc says:
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    I can see a scenario where Grichuk is benched for Piscotty (But you would have to be crazy to drop Grichuk for Piscotty right now) I think a much more feasible scenario sees Piscotty taking playing time from the mighty Mark Reynolds.

  90. danny almonte says:
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    Start 2, cueto at Col, Jungmann at Ari, Happ vs Tor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto, Happ

  91. Evgeni Eckhart says:
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    Drop Maikel Franco for Castellanos in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  92. Eng says:
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    Love the Harvey blurb and distinction between his value in keepers and redraft leagues. V helpful for us keeper guys. Have a great weekend.

    Btw, what closers in waiting are you stashing for this week? Will smith, Hudson, Petrika?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Giles, Smith, Hudson, Jeffress, Vizcaino, Aardsma, Hoover… In different leagues

  93. Hern says:
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    Grey, I’m really thinking about dropping Chavez for Iwakuma or Hughes. Would you drop Chavez for either? Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iwakuma

      • Hern says:
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        @Grey: thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. John says:
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    Revisiting trade…10 tm h2h redraft start 2 catchers 5 of

    Of Stanton Upton pederson betts holliday schwarber

    Catchers gomes Santana

    P-keuchel carrasco hamels strasburg pineda latos walker…. betances miller Jansen ramos boxberger

    Trade away schwarber boxberger for syndergaard and parra/melky

    The of fills spot until Stanton comes back add arm. Not sure if noah will be capped during my playoffs. Plenty closers will appear if want replace box? Looking at my team shld hold or trade?

    Other idea was trade joc n schwarber for Braun not loving that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me, Parra side

      • John says:
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        @Grey: think I cld use another arm eh? I don’t disagree esp w pineda up n down.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe depends on the standings

          • John says:
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            @Grey: top 4 of 10 are within 2 games each other I’m 3rd. I’d like to finish top 2 and get a bye.

  95. Fungazi says:
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    Do you have a favorite player Grey? Like fan-based? Or do you not let that cloud your fantasy judgement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo, welcome to the site!

  96. John says:
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    Reading above how u rank latos Ray jungmann nola and Hendricks? I see not high on walker not trusting? Expect more up n down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker has been a mess for about a month, no?

      • John says:
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        @Grey: how rank the others top 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos, Hendricks, Nola

  97. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: I’ve seen variations of this question already….but for OBP keeper leagues, who would you rather have on your roster:

    Tucker
    Conforto

    Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto for at least a week

  98. osnam says:
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    Hey, great stuff as always! Latos or Chavez? I love Chavez but he’s not looking so hot right now. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Latos

  99. PB&J says:
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    Corbin looked good last night. Chavez looked bad. Drop Chavez, Hughes, or Kendricks for Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks or Hughes depending on matchups

      • PB&J says:
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        @Grey: My league count BB and HR as neg pitching stats if that makes a difference.
        So Corbin, Hughes and Kendicks are streamers at this point?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They are in shallower leagues

  100. nick the dick says:
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    Yo Sev, trading Richards for Puig, what’s that do for ya? How bout this Em freestyle. That do anything for ya?

    https://youtu.be/ICwpcuX0B5I

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Puig all day there… On my phonsie, will check the technique in a few

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: play on, playa

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: they offered

  101. Don says:
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    Drop any of these guys for grichuk
    Soler,Souza,Sandoval , Byrd (been using his spot as a streaming spot)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Byrd

  102. anoraxx says:
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    Grey, in a keeper league, who is more droppadle to pick up Lindor? Chavez, Jimenez, Ventura, R.DeLaRosa, Teheran? Hanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubaldo

  103. Whirlaway says:
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    have brandon crawford, paredes, cron, forsythe for three infield spots in a 14 team roto league. who gets booted?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paredes

  104. Sandlot Bully says:
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    12 team H2H

    Drop Tolleson for Carson Smith?

    Tolleson’s saves are nice but the ratios have been hard on the eyes lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

  105. Don says:
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    Castellanos or cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos

  106. Eden Hazard says:
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    Who would you rather have for the rest of the season:
    V Martinez or Freeman (Just off DL)?

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Eden Hazard: freeman not even close

      • Eden Hazard says:
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        @J-FOH:

        What SP do you think I could get for Martinez (or should I just drop him)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carrasco?

          • Eden Hazard says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks, what about for freeman?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Same diff, coin flip… Maybe Lester? Depends what the person with the pitcher thinks of Freeman…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vmart

  107. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey, watch this…you won’t believe it.

    Last 30 games.

    Rougned Odor
    31/89 14Runs 4HRs 14RBI 2SB .348 1.018
    25/87 14Runs 4HRs 14RBI 1SB .287 .856
    Carlos Correa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff!

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: No, Grey! NO!

        YOU are good stuff, sir. YOU are good stuff! ;)

        In all seriousness – have an awesome weekend. We’re still playing the lottery on my end and pulling for you. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  108. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    16 team H2H with OPS, hits, holds, and QS starts added. 6 keepers
    OBP wolf
    goldy
    jace P
    suarez
    arenado
    OF grichuk/soler/pollock
    util sano/tucker
    BN upton
    NA peraza
    SP thor/carmart/liriano/keuchel/hendricks/chavez/j.ross
    RP watson/mcgee/c.smith/axford/street
    A guy who’s out of it is shopping degrom for a pick. with my keepers being for sure arenado/goldy/upton, likely 2 out of grichuk/sano/pollock/soler and one of the pitchers. i just recently traded carrasco for both thor and carmart. am i better off keeping the draft pick and going with one of carmart/keuchel/liriano/thor or is degrom that much more of an upgrade?

    2. separate league 12 teamer dynasty with BB’s, K’s, slugging and OPS added.
    are any of these better options than norris at C: jaso/realmuto (he’s been quite good lately, and like jaso, gets playing time). i left out other guys who get too many off days.
    3. which of these 2B to replace pedroia, out yet again (i have solarte for backup at 1B/2B/3B but i don’t want to have to start him): phillips/eddie R/infante/giovatella

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Degrom is better… Sure, go Realmuto… Giovatella

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        @Grey: or would holt be better, i just realized he’s got playing time yet again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          nope

  109. Brett says:
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    Sano and odor to much for Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  110. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    20 team redraft. gotta drop somebody to activate conforto, or conforto himself.
    phegley (stream catcher till d’arnaud’s back)
    duda
    c.hernandez
    c.davis
    suarez
    LF grandy
    CF maybin
    RF reddick
    util sano
    BN d.murphy/b.paulsen
    So basically his name is paulsen or conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paulsen

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Grey: in this same league some new owner just dropped c-sant and salvy to make his team as WSOX as possible with flowers, which is first waivered? total bases, K’s, OPS, net steals over steals, and XBH as added cats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Santana

          • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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            @Grey: could even drop duda and play sant at 1B.

  111. slew says:
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    So, I’m guessing Cole’s trade value might’ve gone up a bit?!

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      @slew: why so?

        • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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          @slew: i thought he threw harder than that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  112. noooo says:
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    that odor and correa comp is intriguing…

    castellanos or carlos santana at 3b?

    would you trust rendon over both or nah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana…Yes, Rendon

  113. FrankGrimes says:
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    Fuck Carrasco
    I’m done with him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So frustrating

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is crappy in the 1st inning and settles down usually (hopefully)

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        FYI
        getting bumped to the App Store every time
        I feel like the site never plays nice with IOS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh… Okay, I’ll tell the ad people…Sorry about that…

    • Derrick says:
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      @FrankGrimes:

      I hate him. Never drafting him again.

  114. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, I know you’re off on the weekends but I had to share something with you. Last night I won a contest on Draftkings. I’ll be throwing the 1st pitch out in 2 weeks at the Angels & Orioles game. I’m Effin pumped to say the least, I need to do something cool for Sky because he convinced me to stay away from Chavez last night and I opted for Quintana who absolutely dealt. Any ideas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you serious? How much did you win if you don’t mind me asking? You have to wear a Razzball shirt when you throw out the pitch, if you’re serious

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: I’m totally serious, I won $275 last night, but that’s separate from the Angels prize. I won’t receive any cash for winning the AngeIs contest, but I won 4 VIP tickets and I get to throw out the first pitch. I actually use to be a decent pitcher as I had my own semi pro team before Bug and I got married, but I haven’t thrown anything other than a football since I hung up the glove 5 years ago. I need to dust off the old glove in the trophy case and get some side work in! I’m not sure if DK will make me wear a DK shirt, but if not I’ll rock a Razzball shirt fo sho.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s incredible! I wanna go! What’s the date? I just told Cougs, we’re both in shock… How many people were in the contest?

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            It’s August 8th, Saturday 6:05 start vs Baltimore. Not sure how many people were in it, but I do know that “If you’re not first, you’re last!” I’ll have to send you the play by play of how I won cause that shizz was epic!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s insane! Maybe I can get Cougs to go down to Angels game to see you throw it out… Maybe get JFOH too, cause he ain’t doing anything else…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: hey I get your dry cleaning and kick out all the autograph seekers. I’d go if razzball is buying tickets

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  We’ve gotta go to see Teddy throw the heater, don’t we? This feels like a no brainer

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: so tickets are on you?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      If you’re driving…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Dude that’s a hike….and damn you hate the OC. We’ll see

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay, we’ll see… Maybe you come to me and I’ll drive…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: nah I’ll drive. I’m down to go….Baby’s mama said I need to represent and I got the pass

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s all coming together!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      you sound like hanibal on the A-Team

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      In a lot of ways, I am

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      no arguments here….I’m B.A.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, def

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: That would be awesome. My uncle is working on getting one of his clients front row tickets so I’ll have a good size entourage. I’ll let you know more on the details once I hear from them. Got see if Bunchy can do my walk out music, HA!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You need “Who Let The Dogs Out!”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  What size shirt do you wear in case DK doesn’t have you wearing DK apparel?

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: What type of Tee is it? American Apparel?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      One with the collar! Yeah, I don’t know, I guess American apparel esque

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: I’m either an XL or XXL just depends.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t think they do XXL, let me see if I can get an XL out to you…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Send your address to my email

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: The power of JOBU is real!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s effin’ real!

  115. kyle says:
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    Need to drop one lindor,Desmond,deshields,castelanos,choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  116. Q says:
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    Anyone else worried that Carrasco might be Nolasco, Jr: great peripherals that never match the actual production?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He usually settles down after the first inning…

  117. Q says:
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    What tier SPs should i target for Adam Jones? Top 10? Is a top 20 guy not enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 10

  118. michael says:
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    Lindor or alcides hang on to both to mix and match? Lindor vs kc and alcides vs toronto end of week or drop one for pitcher spot.

    What’s the deal on Giles is he an add now or just wait

    Have one spot grichuk,castellanos, or stream colabello $30 on hittetron Monday -friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides…Yes, add Giles… Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos over Grichuk

      • michael says:
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        Forof the @Grey: grichuk or souza

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Souza

  119. Milarky says:
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    Grey, do you buy what Brandon Crawford is selling? Is he still a strong play for the second half? I’m considering selling Correa for a king’s ransom, but it would mean Crawford replaces him at SS for the year and he at least needs to be good (if not awesome).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should be good for the 2nd half

  120. Sans Pants says:
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    Grey, I asked Dan Pants his thoughts on this, curious what you think. I’m trying to seal my league and I’m willing to mortgage the future. Ive been offered Brendan Crawford, Chris Davis, Ellsbury, Gerrit Cole and Cody Allen for my Correa and McCutchen. That’s gotta be a no-brainer, doesn’t it? Beyond the obvious replacements in the deal, Davis replaces Duda as my 2nd 1B starter (Duda becomes my only 1B backup), Cole bumps Hendricks or Taijuan Walker from the last spot in my rotation, and Allen acts as insurance to Rosenthal, Holland and Storen as my 3 starting RPs (along with J Johnson), or I can use him as my Utility pitcher if I need saves coming down the stretch. We have no waivers left, and our trade deadline is on Friday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No brainer, take it

  121. the great knoche says:
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    Hamels cant do a damn thing all year….until he auditions for the Cubs.

    Hello GMs? This is Ruin Tomorrow Jr calling. The Price just went up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  122. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    we aren’t buying this desmond is good again after being str up garbage for over 3 months straight without being injured in a league where we keep 9 and currently my keepers are dozier/rizzo/stanton/pollock or calhoun/keuchel/perkins/kenley (we have to keep 2 RP and 2 SP, and can’t repeat a position except for 2 OF’ers), and for last hitter keeper options are desmond or schwarber. Anybody else on roster i’m trying to trade for a SP#2 keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think he’s good per se, but he is hot right now and should be owned… I’d go Schwarber as of right now

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: yeah, this decision doesn’t have to be made until next march, but i’m hoping desmond’s trade value goes up by end of this year. Even though i’ve said i’m not moving the above people the only offers i get are for those exact people.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  123. Wilsonian says:
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    Help me Obi Grey Kenobi, I need some serious help. I’m getting my butt handed to me this week. I’m now only going to have a few game lead on the 2nd place team. I gotta shake things up. Here’s my roster:

    C – Vogt
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Kipnis
    3B – Arenado
    IF – Sano
    OF – Jones
    OF – Joc
    OF – Rios
    OF – Melky
    UTIL – Wong
    UTIL – Plouffe
    BN – Reddick
    BN – Longo

    SP – Scherzer, Cole, Archer, Odorizzi, Wood, Streamer Spot, Streamer Spot
    RP – Soria, Miller, Ziegler, Tolleson, Ramos

    FAs:

    Bats – Panik, Burns, Hunter, Belt, Moustakas, Duffy, Castellanos, Grandal, Eaton, Duda, Tucker (but he would have to clear waivers first)

    Arms – Heston, Koehler, Gibson, Hendricks, Tillman, Ervin, Shoemaker

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

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: add Souza and Moss to the list of available bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos, Belt… Lose Plouffe and Reddick, bench Sano… Heston, Ervin in the streamer spots

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks man. Duda just hit his second HR of the night, think he’s getting back to 2014 now? No Souza or Moss?

        By the way, I think I’m near your old stomping grounds – I’m in Shorthills, NJ right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Short hills is rich white, I was nowhere near that, why are you in jersey?… Duda could be heating up, grab him

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: ah, I thought you were closer to NYC. I’m staying with my rich cousin – ha!

            Who are you dumping for Duda? Man, that sentence sounds weird when you read it out loud!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Your cousin must be a rich baller, that neighborhood’s no joke… Drop Plouffe for him

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Grey: she’s actually divorced from a bond analyst. She got the house and some sick child support, apparently.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn she knows what’s up!

  124. mr. west says:
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    Looking to upgrade backup 3B . . .. Dump Paredes for Castellanos in 14 team mixed? Starting Sano at the moment . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • mr. west says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  125. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    12 team league with OPS, hits, XBH and net steals over steals with this roster:
    c-santana
    hosmer
    altuve
    sandoval
    alcides
    IF lind/zobrist
    OF trout/clutchin’/harper/pence
    Util ortiz/tucker/bogaerts
    BN franco
    do i have a drop for joc, somebody recently dropped him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  126. ticker says:
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    Jungmman,Chavez ,Giles ,rubby pick two
    Net saves and saves
    Other closere are axford,ziegler,and Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles, Jungmann…

  127. Wilson says:
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    Need SB , trade Abreu or Correa for B Hamilton?

    It seems that Abreu starts to be hitting and Correa is back to normal SS so that I can stream in this slot if I trade away Correa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, either… Correa first

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey: it turns out that he wants Abreu more.
        So, trade Abreu for B Hamilton. Am hoping Billy will run more and more..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should trade for cheaper steals, but it’s fair if you’re desperate

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey: yes , desperate

            Steals scores from 3rd to 6th are very very close.
            I am the 6th for steal ranking now.

            I can get at least 3 more points if I can gain more steals.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go for it then

  128. Wilson says:
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    Oops, my Arenando was hit today.
    My replacement is Longoria, who I was thinking to trade away.

    Castellanos is in FA now, him or Longoria when Arenando is DTD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Except Longo and Castellanos, below 3Bs are still in FA as well (10-team league)

        Sandoval , Tomas , Tuner , Alvarez
        Still Longo? The best back up for Arenado DTD

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Longo

  129. Jiggy Nits says:
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    lets just assume it is a pretty deep NL only 5×5 roto keeper league

    which of these studs do you like more for the rest of this year

    Eury Perez vs Enrique Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  130. Ty says:
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    McCullers seems to be getting fatigued, less innings pitched and more walks. He’s also getting close to his carer high in innings pitched. Drop for Latos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  131. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    yeah, according to depth charts it’s vince who’s odd man out in HOU. moved to mid RP status.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh well

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: i don’t know whether or not they waited till glue factory feldman had a good game or not.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Grey: mlbdeptcharts.com just very recently got to be more of a bitch to sift through it and find MLB depth charts. they are still there though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  132. Pickleball says:
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    What side of a $10 correa, $10 dee Gordon, $15 archer and Preston tucker for $10 scherzer, $10 Frazier, $10 Brendan Crawford, and $30 billy Hamilton in a keep forever league do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  133. Wilson says:
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    Soler vs PHI Nola or Maybin vs STL Wacha? Pick one to start. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  134. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    What a beautiful night for my 15 team crew last night: Hamels, Harvey, Cueto, Shelby all did well…

    Am I nuts to consider Yordano today? Nice k potential vs Stros but could wreak havoc on the ratios..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, very nice… Yes, nuts

  135. Derrick says:
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    Cueto to KC.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah

      • Derrick says:
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        @Grey:

        If Brandon Finnegan is in the deal, which it looks like he is, worth a pick-up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, can’t hurt

  136. the g men says:
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    Alcides Escobar or Desmond?
    Pick two, erod, Chavez, jungmman, ventura,rubby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcides, different things though… E-Rod, Jungmann, these are streamers

  137. lars says:
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    With rendon back I gotta drop one,

    Castellanos,dyson,odor,deshields,choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  138. Colin says:
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    10 Team 6×6 3-Keeper League (6×6: OBP, SLG, R, HR, RBI, SB are batting categories)

    If you could pick 5 players below, regardless of positional need, with my league categories considered, how would you rank the top 5:

    Castellanos
    Preston Tucker
    CJ Cron
    Josh Hamilton
    Alex Rios
    Piscotty
    Trumbo
    Peralta
    Conforto
    Sandoval

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos
      Preston Tucker
      Rios
      CJ Cron
      Sandoval

  139. Your worst nightmare says:
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    Fionna says she’s out shopping
    But she’s under me and I’m not stopping

    Cause Piscotty doesn’t know!!! Piscotty doesn’t know!!

    Sup Grey lord it’s your boi nightmare again. Just picked up odor but I already have panik. Which one u like ROS more? Trade one or switch em back n forth depending on how many games they have/matchups?

    • Your worst nightmare says:
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      @Your worst nightmare: also give me a percentage 1-100% that u think chapman will be dealt by Friday

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        20%

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Panik if you can, though seems doubtful

  140. Jon says:
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    Guasman over Ubaldo, Karns or Erasmo?

    • Jon says:
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      @Jon: Add Nelson, Leake, and Jorge de la Rosa are options to add, too.

    • Jon says:
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      @Jon: Nelson, Leake, and Jorge de la Rosa are options to add, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ubaldo

  141. Jon says:
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    Add Nick Castellanos, Preston Tucker or CJ Cron over Parra, Lawrie or Avisail Garcia in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes Castellanos over Lawrie

  142. 'O Soler mio says:
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    10-teamer keep 3 draft slot: JoFer (rd. 12) OR Synderg (rd. 25) + BHamilt (rd. 5)

    Really the question is next year, Jose/Noah if kept. Billy won’t be kept at that slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jose

      • 'O Soler mio says:
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        Tks! Billy can only have so much gas left in the tank for this year, and the ros innings are in Jose’s favor… I’ll take it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  143. mario says:
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    Drop chop for tucker. Hittertron loves tucker from Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hittertron loves cola to roll with it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker…

  144. Tank1 says:
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    In keeper league, deal Pederson and Bogaerts for C. Davis and Desmond?

    Also deal W. Davis for Calhoun, Pence or Brantley to replace Pederson this year?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  145. J-FOH says:
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    Okay, so its on for August 8th, Razzball invades the Big A. Lets promote this!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get on it, homey!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you know nobody listens to Jack, promote it in the rundown

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          People do, homey… Cougs has already bailed, it’s me and you so far… Ask royce!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I know Militant Vegans is OC and The G and one of the girl readers are in riverside

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Get em together!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: if they don’t c moment I can’t hunt them down. That’s why you need to talk it up.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, yeah, okay

  146. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Franco for sonny g fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @Grey: who do you like more? Sonny?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sonny, yeah

  147. mario says:
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    Tucker or souza
    Ventura had a nice outing. Him or erod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura… Souza

  148. mario says:
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    Ventura or jungmman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ventura

  149. X says:
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    I’m out of it this year in a 14 tm 14 keeper keep forever league. Do you trade Lucroy, Donaldson for Jose Fernandez, Greinke, and Derek Norris where you need pitching pretty badly? Carrasco, Giolito are the best in my staff…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it

  150. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    wow, about 5 days or so ago in this long 10 day yahoo week my pitching was fine (except for a couple of mild blown saves), but now it’s all the way up to 4.77, vs opp’s 4.8, and he’s got wisler looking mostly good @ STL and graveman @ SF (which should be a blow up but now i need it to be). i had
    burnett (solid all year) be bad twice
    hammel (solid all year before hamstring thing) bad twice, and he’s gotta be hurt
    perkins/familia (solid all year) blow up more than once each
    cingrani (that one’s my fault)
    hendricks (rare less than good start)
    axford (i know he was doing better than he should all year) completely awful lately
    j.ross has been both really good once and respectable once and lost twice
    nola lost with a very good start once
    syndergaard lost with a good start
    so with all this all i need to still win ERA is nola to go a little longer, do well, and graveman to not. I’ve by this point definitely lost losses/whip though (and whip i was winning by .3 or so 5 days ago). Team strength had been pitching.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: i’ll lose wins too. but graveman appears to be locking up my ERA, and maybe getting my whip back too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  151. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    castellanos or cron ros

  152. Hern says:
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    Grey, I’ve been offered Cruz, Kluber, Syndergaard for Pence, Matz, and Kazmir.

    Take it correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  153. Dean says:
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    Start cron vs mchugh $2.7 or choo vs tanaka $13.7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  154. Nolan says:
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    Ventura or Jesse Chavez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavez

  155. Nightpandas says:
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    Traded Ventura for Rios…you Likey? Needed to keep pace on runs and hits…

    Offered J Zimm and Shark for Cueto…thoughts? QS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid… Cueto

  156. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    this roster, gotta drop OF somebody to activate dickerson. 2 C 12 team H2H with 4 keepers, net steals over steals and OPS.
    ramos/jaso
    rizzo
    delino
    son of donald
    suarez
    CI panda
    MI aybar
    LF upton
    CF marte
    RF byrd
    OF melky
    util soler
    BN piscotty/cesar H
    DL harrison/dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

      • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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        @Grey: it’ll likely suck when dick gets hurt again, and i’ll miss out on piscotty (likely), but it’s curbing my stream ability, and there’s lots of good starts in 12 team leagues.

  157. Chad says:
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    Are Melky, Alvarez, Conforto, or Castellanos worth a look in a 10 teamer? If so can you rank.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos, Melky

      • Chad says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Would you drop Souza, Josh Hamilton, or Eaton for the pick up of Castellanos and Melky?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hamilton and Eaton

  158. hankg says:
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    Deal Hamels for any of the following to upgrade lineup: Gadner, Puig, Bruce or Cain? If so, who would be your top choice? I need help in all main hitting categories. Thanks.

    • hankg says:
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      @hankg: Or as an alternative, I could trade Wade Davis (this is a holds league) for either Pence or Calhoun. Thanks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d trade Davis for Calhoun or Pence first, before Hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, Gardner

  159. Tank1 says:
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    Thanks so much Grey. Who Do you prefer more Calhoun or Pence? Believe I could probably get either. Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  160. Brett says:
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    Someone cut billy burns rather him or odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

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