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The Mets continue to move towards the future, promoting their top first base prospect, Dominic Smith.  They are cautiously optimistic.  Adverbly restrained because the last time they were unbridled in their enthusiasm, it was about this great deal Bernie Madoff was telling them about.  Okay, let’s think back to a less cynical time.  When the birds chirped, and they made you smile.  When your dad carried you on his shoulders, and you were on top of the world.  When you peed the bed, no one tried to commit you to rehab.  People pinched your cheeks without you having to pay some stranger on Craigslist $75.  A time of joy.  Wonder.  No Splenda.  So, what can we expect from Dominic Smith?  Did someone say ‘no Splenda?’  Well, it wasn’t my words (it was)!  Smith looks like a 17-20 homer guy with a solid average and even better OBP.  Might be a better real life player than a fantasy one.  I’d take a flyer everywhere to see what he does if you need average first, which was the original America First slogan.  Average First!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Harvey – Will make a rehab start in Low-A Brooklyn on Saturday.  Fans of the Brooklyn Hipsters will be smart to show up a few hours before the game to taste a wide array of IPAs, get a fifteen minute soul patch discovery session with a Facial Hair Expert and try artisanal sausages on gluten-free buns with a smattering of honey mustard harvested from Clifford, the last bee still able to afford rent in Brooklyn.

Wilmer Flores – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, and third homer in five days, 2nd time this week I’ve mentioned him being a schmotato and he should play over Reyes or Neil Walker (4-for-5, 3 runs with his 10th homer) even with Smith up.  He’s also in this afternoon’s Buy column.

Jacob deGrom – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  I was watching this game, and around the sixth inning, I wrote, “Glad to see deGrom avoided the Mets jinx.”  Minutes later, he was struck by a line drive in his triceps.  DeGrom says he’s fine, just bruised, but, as we see with Lenny Dykstra, the jinx’s shadow is long.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer.  I get the sense that he’s going to be under-drafted next year.  I think the Mets have spooked everyone, in general.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .225.  Yesterday, I said with the trade of Bruce, that Granderson would be the new cleanup hitter, but that was wrong.  Well, I was right, but the Mets put Grandy at leadoff.

Vince Velasquez – 1 IP, 3 ER and left early giving everyone the middle finger.  Sorry, misread the news.  He had a middle finger injury.  But same diff if you started him.

Rhys Hoskins – 0-for-2 as he hit 7th.  Pete Macktheknife said he’s going to try to play Hoskins every day.  Roger that, rabbit.

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Not a bad line, but is it me (it’s me) or does Castillo have this exact same line in every start?  It was the Padres, how about allowing less than three earned?  I don’t know, just thinking out loud!

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .294.  Talking to myself, “Don’t look at whether or not Scooter’s been better than Odor.  Don’t do it, Fantasy Master Lothario.  It will only upset you.”

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .294.  Cozart has a 16-homer threshold.  If he gets 450 ABs, 575 ABs (yeah, aight), or 350 ABs, he’s going to hit 16 homers.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .256.  Every preseason, Suarez is drafted hundreds of spots after guys that end up less valuable.  I’m guilty of this too.  He’s never a sleeper either.  He’s just forgotten.  As Tribe would sing, I don’t know, man, I don’t know, man, I don’t know.

Dinelson Lamet – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.00.  I wonder if Lamet’s parents ever returned to the hospital where he was born and said to the nurse, “You told us you knew how to spell Danielson!  YOU’VE NEVER EVEN SEEN KARATE KID, HAVE YOU?!”

Jose Pirela – 1-for-1, 3 walks, hitting .301.  I wonder if he’s going to be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  I’d peek but I just bought a hundred monkeys to type it up and don’t wanna spoil the suspense!

Wil Myers – 2-for-4 and his 23rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 2nd time in that many days he’s wondered aloud, “Do you think the Reds might want to trade for me?”

Brad Hand – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, and his 4th blown save, ERA at 2.28.  When the Padres’ manager, told his pitching coach to go out to the mound and ‘talk to the Hand,’ the pitching coach threw a chair and Jerry Springer’s bouncers had to intervene.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 39th homer, hitting .275.  Member when you were like Aaron Judge is gonna lead the majors in homers and I was like Giancarlo is going to and I’ve got two Chinese metal medicine balls in my hand that I’ve painted flesh-colored and named them, Giancarlo 1 and Giancarlo 2?  Member that?  No?  Good!

Dan Straily – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.74.  Was a bit of a risky start in Washington.  So kudos to your flesh-colored medicine balls if you did start him.  Big picture, I like him, but has been wonky on the road.

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.74.  Fun fact!  Tanner Roark has two fathers, Ricardo Montalban and George Hamilton.  True fact!  He’s been iffy at best this year, and his walk rate is ugly compared to previous seasons.

Brian Goodwin – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (13) and legs (5), as he continues to leadoff, and I am still not buying into him.  Keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, which seems antithetical to dragging one’s heels.

Willson ContrerasCubs received good news that Contreras’ hamstring injury may only sideline him a few weeks to a month.  The bad news is the doctor looking at his MRI results was a janitor that was just passing through.  Alex Avila is a decent pickup if you’re struggling at catcher, and I already regret saying that.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Fowler looks like he’s still fast, but five steals on the year in eight attempts says different.  That Fowler runs around like a chicken with its head on!  Ya know, because a cut off head is running crazy, so head on is not running crazy.  Okay, moving on.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.12 vs. Jason Hammel – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.68.  This was a matchup of two guys that could easily have their ERAs reversed.  Of course, NL vs. AL helps.  They are essentially the argument to not put too much weight into ERA.

Trevor Cahill – Hit the DL with sucky.  Unless he wakes up from a dream, and realizes he’s still in San Diego, nothing’s fixing him.  Sorry, but like every heavyweight champion at some point in their life, he’s broke.

Lorenzo Cain – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .293.  Maybe I’m seeing patterns where there isn’t any, but it seems like four-hit nights are cascading down the Royals’ lineup like the waterfalls TLC sung about.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  Has been the hottest schmotato in the land this week.  Not in my Buy column this afternoon because:  Jorge Polanco.  But still has been hot.

Byron Buxton – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .226.  Okay, not just Polanco, but the Twins have been straight fire emoji for about two weeks now.

Keon Broxton – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer.  In a 12-team NL-Only league yesterday, I got five homers on a short schedule day.  I mean, shizz is so juiced.

Zach Davies – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.40.  Davies has been garbage since hundreds had small faces.

Robbie Ray – Will throw a simulated game on Saturday.  Swell, that’s gonna help me in my weekly league where I started him.  I could do a midweek DL replacement and fill in with Chris Flexen.  He’s in Philly on Sunday.  Hmm, what do you think, Jef with 1 F?

David Peralta – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 7th steal, hitting .301.  Ugh, you know I can’t quit this guy.

Chris Iannetta – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  He could hit another homer or two, but at some point soon he will fall into an 0-for-56 slump.

Chris Taylor – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .308.  Don’t you wish your MI was hot like me, don’tcha, don’tcha.

Yu Darvish – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.50 on the Dodgers, 3.81 overall.  What’s a little weird is how between innings Ryu points at Yu and says, “Are…?”  Then Yu points at him and says, “Yu.”

Carlos Rodon – 8 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (zero walks), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  Would’ve loved to see more Ks, but the matchup was tough and no walks is great from Rodon.  I’m dipping my foot back into his waters.  Reclaiming my Carlos!  Reclaiming my Carlos!

Yoan Moncada – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .213.  I’m between him being a huge breakout next year or a huge overrated flop.  I have the strong sense there’s not going to be anything in-between.

Brad Peacock – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.07.  When it looked like Peacock was losing his rotation job?  You should’ve likely held tight.  Oopsie.

Mitch Haniger – Nearing a rehab assignment.  But, with Uber nowadays, you can never be too sure.

James Paxton – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.78, but left with a pectoral strain.  This guy’s like a yearlong groundhog.  Every six weeks he sees his shadow and he’s shut down for six weeks.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  Nope, no idea what The Sciosciapath will do with him, but I would pick him up.

Tyler Skaggs – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  Yes, I’d pick him up, but like a dentist might say, there’s some caveats.  He can’t stay healthy; he’s risky; he has these awful starts on occasion; semi-colons are fun.

Bud Norris – 1 IP, 3 ER.  And goodbye.  Wish I dropped him three weeks ago, but I dropped him now.  Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.  Cam Bedrosian (1 IP, 0 ER) ended up getting the save last night, and I’d guess he’s the guy going forward.

Trey Mancini – 3-for-4 and his 19th and 20th homers.  More like Deux Mancini!  Right?!  Huh?!  No?  Okay.  Mancini was oh-for the week aside from one other game this week when he also homered.  Could be a rising schmotato.  Bit hard to still say.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer.  As he hit cleanup.  No foolsies.  An angel, let’s call him Bobby Grich, must’ve came to *uck Showalter in his sleep and told him Tim Beckham (2-for-5, 2 runs) was better at leadoff.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, in his 2nd game back from the DL.  Must’ve been some huge sign flashing out to his owners after his first game back, because I think I fielded more “Drop Trumbo?” questions yesterday than anything else.  Guess it was the ol’ “I’ve got room on the DL for this schmohawk, but not really in my lineup.”

Danny Salazar – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  His numbers on my team since I’ve picked him up after he returned from injury:  1.42 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 36 Ks in 25 1/3IP.  Though, if we’re being honest, yesterday’s start showed some fraying and ugly K-zar started to peek through.

Jason Kipnis – Left yesterday’s game after he aggravated his hamstring.  He kept calling his hamstring his quad and his hamstring was like, “Learn my name, beeyatch!”

Blake Snell – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.69.  Usually he’s about as efficient as Googling the phone company’s number, sitting on hold, finally reaching customer service to ask them to send you a phone book because you’re looking for Google’s phone number.  Yesterday, was a little better, and I’m cyclops’ing him.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (19) and legs (6), and 2nd homer in two games.  What he’s doing now should not be allowed.  He is setting up some poor saps next March to still draft him.

Marco Estrada – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.85.  His month to month ERAs:  2.70, 3.49, 9.11, 6.48, 1.93.  9.11 is the real killer with Estrada.  Giving CHiPs a bad name, too.

Aaron Hicks – 0-for-5 as he was activated from the DL, recovered from an oblique.  Hmm, just as Clint Frazier heads to the DL with an oblique injury?  This feels planned.  But how do they plan such a thing?  I’m scratching my head and am truly interested in…Sorry, I got bored mid-sentence, what was I talking about?  Oh, Hicks!  Yeah, I tried to pick him up in a few of my leagues, I like him if he’s playing.  We’ll see.  Or not.  Raspberry lips.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .255.  2010 called and said, “Hey, if you come back here, you’d be the 2nd best 1st baseman in the league.”  Enticing offer!

Mikie Mahtook – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  I’ve been meaning to point out Mahtook as a hot schmotato.  Hey, I only have two hands and a hundred monkeys!  Caring for the monkeys has actually made them more trouble than their worth.

Michael Fulmer – May return next week, said Brad Ausmus.  He added, ‘We don’t want to rush Hashanah him.”

   
    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @FrankGrimes: It was the Blurst of Times!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Grimey! Go look at my FCL trade offer, will ya?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And make it snappy!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey: @MattTruss:

        That offer stinks but I still took it…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grimey’s so Grimey!

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          I don’t think you beat the deadline. Noon deadline is silly anyway. Why can’t we have a midnight deadline like everyone else? Come on ESPN!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Truss, could you read Robbie Ray’s blurb and tell me if you’d start Flexen

            • FrankGrimes says:
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              @Grey:
              Agree with F

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                F me, F won’t answer!

            • MattTruss

              MattTruss says:
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              Haha, are you desperate for the innings? Flexen doesn’t seem like anything special. In Philly too, I’d probably pass. If he was at home and had a better chance at a win, maybe. Unless you need every K you can get your hands on, but knowing your teams, that’s likely not the case.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ralph and Rudy said start him… It’s a 12-team NL-Only, it’s Tout

                • MattTruss

                  MattTruss says:
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                  SON -$6.3 and Rudy said go with it huh? I’d pass if it were my team.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I know, kinda killing me, I don’t wanna

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @MattTruss:
            Shit you’re right.
            I saw email but it’s not there anymore
            plus I’m west coast so confusing lol oh well

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Grimey gonna Grimey!

            • MattTruss

              MattTruss says:
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              Oh well, I’ll hoard my steals, yea, no kidding, 9am trade deadline time, that’s even more strange.

  1. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited moves (budget)

    Trade deadline is Sunday night and I’ve started trying to move one of my 5 closers for a starter (currently have Strasburg and McCullers on the DL, Paxton injured last night and dropped Velasquez because of injury last night as well). Having picked up Familia a couple of weeks ago, my current 5 closers are Holland, Diaz, Rosenthal, Rivero, and Familia. In which order would you try to trade them? I’ve been offering Familia so far in all trade offers, but with him coming off of an injury and not “technically” having the closer job back yet (although reports are that he will within a couple outings), I have a feeling I won’t get any bites and will have to trade one of the others. Thanks for your insight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: The order that gets the best results for you… Familia’s not going to get you anything… Trade Diaz or Holland

  2. Crime dog says:
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    If you’re heading into playoffs next week would you lose any of the following for bedrosian belisle, Ziegler, familia

    • Crime dog says:
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      @Crime dog: *** for bedrosian….zigeler, belisle or familia

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Crime dog: I doubt Familia is back next week so i would lose him

    • Cram It says:
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      @Crime dog: Familia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crime dog: Agree with others, Familia

  3. muskysmell says:
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    I’m in 2nd place, but down 20 points to the 1st place team in my 11-team mixed roto league.

    IN A VACUUM, do I still have a chance to take the league this late in the season, or is this pretty much a done deal?

    • bigbear says:
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      @muskysmell: Doesn’t matter. Play it out.

    • Cram It says:
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      @muskysmell: In a vacuum, yes. The fact that you’re asking, no, you have no shot.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Cram It: LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @muskysmell: You could be three steals, and 5 saves away from gaining ten points or 40 steals away, and 75 saves

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Hey, you are selling Tim Bechkam and/or Bobby Grich short! Beckham was 2-5 with 2 extra base hits and 2 runs!

    This Odor Complex has gone too far.

  5. marimon says:
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    Hicks, Mancini, or Belt over Moncada? Thanks

    BTW, my last 2 trades (my merrifield for story, my pham for chris davis) are not panning out…should I move on from those 2?

    • bigbear says:
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      @marimon: Hicks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @marimon: Move on to what? Maybe… Moncada just homered, I’d hold

  6. DrEasy says:
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    Rhys or Hanley?

    • DrEasy says:
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      @DrEasy: Sorry, forgot to add please and thank you!

    • mthom42 says:
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      @DrEasy: Hanley

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @DrEasy: I’d take a shot with Rhys…Hanley is yawnstipating

  7. Scott says:
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    Which 2 OF you like best ros: Fisher, granderson, b zimmer. This is an obp league. Granderson should play everyday. I need every category. I like zimmer for sb. I like Fisher too, not sure what happens with Springer back. He hit 9th the other day but homered. Zimmer and Fisher sit vs lhp usually. I guess granderson probably does too. Thanks

    • bigbear says:
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      @Scott: Sounds like you need them all if they sit once every 4 days or so. Other options? ODB?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Granderson/Zimmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with F

  8. Mike says:
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    Every time I’m about ready to give up on Yoan, he hits a dinger. I’m starting to think you may be right, there’s no “Grey” area with him. And yes, that pun was completely intended.

    Real quick, your thoughts on Yonder? I think you recently mentioned him. I know he’ll see a bulk of the time in this platoon, but it there’s a hot bat, like this Mets 1st baseman that got called up, do you move on from Yonder? I’ve tried to shop home but no one is biting.

    • Mike says:
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      Forgot to ask, which side do you like better in the below trade:

      Stanton for Dallas and Posey

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Mike: Stanton

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Mike: Stanton

    • bigbear says:
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      @Mike: You can move on from Yonder if there’s a schmotato.

      And Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Ha, I’d try Smith over Alonso, he’s been bleh for a while…

  9. Foul balls says:
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    Called Kevin at espn to find out why they have Stanton ranked 37th, was informed he’s on long term disability for depression after loosing his other gig as a clown at barnum and baileys

  10. muskysmell says:
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    Pick 2 out of 3 for next week:

    Jerad Eickhoff @SD, @SF
    Carlos Rodon @LAD
    Brad Peacock vsOAK, @ARI

    • Cram It says:
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      @muskysmell: Not Rodon

    • bigbear says:
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      @muskysmell: Eickoff and Peacock. The Dodgers are top 5 in scoring and only one shot at a decent start.

  11. Eppy Epperman says:
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    Hicks or Zimmer?

  12. JoeG says:
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    am I crazy to pickup Ubaldo Jimenez for a stream vs the A’s in Oak for Friday?

    • bigbear says:
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      @JoeG: Like a fox!

    • JoeG says:
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      @JoeG:
      Or is Pruitt vs Clev on Sunday a better pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JoeG: They’re both terrible

  13. Brett says:
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    Avila or Russell Martin?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brett: Whichever one is currently hitting

  14. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up, man! So good it brought tears to my eyes and they weren’t tears of joy!

    a. Happy Chadian day of independence! Lower case yay as 80% of the country dies of hunger!

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 11-13

    Colonel Trautman: ‘John, get out of there! John!’

    Afghan named Masoud: ‘You don’t want to stay? You fight good for a tourist.’

    Rambo: ‘Maybe next time.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘You want this back?’

    [Afghan boy soldier shows Rambo the jade necklace he took off Indigenous Co (and she’s HOT!)’s dead body.]

    Rambo: ‘No. You keep it.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘Can you not stay?’

    Rambo: ‘I’ve got to go.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘Good-bye.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Hard to believe, John.’

    Rambo: ‘What’s that, sir?’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘I hate to admit it, but the truth is, I think we’re getting soft.’

    Rambo: ‘Maybe just a little, sir. Just a little.’

    [Cue the queue of credits! Rambo 4 (2008) coming on Monday!]

    c. Have a nice weekend, Razzball nation!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Nicky Numbnuts says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Is this like supposed to be amusing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: They were tears of what? A. So, they have barbecues and cookouts? B. Nice!

  15. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    What up Grey!

    I’m in a 10 team 10 player keeper.

    Didi has been a great replacement for Trea. Is this a breakout year for Didi? He has 8 homers and a .359 avg over the last month. Where do you see him next year – top 100?

    Same question for Whit M. He is playing well. Schmoto or is there something there for next year?

    Great podcast and write-ups and looking forward to the buy column later today. Have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matthew Macdonald: Thanks! Didi’s around 120 overall, maybe edges up to bottom of top 100 — Whit is around 120-150

      • Matthew Macdonald says:
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        @Grey: ok thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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    My faith in Rudy’s projection calcs come down to J.A. Happ’ start. Testing conventional wisdom, his start at home v Pirates is projected to be a bust. His start on the road v The Cubs is a plus! If this comes true, lots of daiquiri specials coming your way. If not, it has been fun.

      • Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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        @Grey:

        My bad! Wrong line. I think I see why I am struggling :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  17. bigbear says:
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    When Tanner Roark met Dusty Baker for the first time… “Hi, I’m Tanner.” Dusty: “Uh, no you’re not.”

    I hear you on Moncada… Where do you think he’ll be ranked by the Yahoos/ESPNs? My guess is probably around 40-50. If so, at this point I’m passing.

    I’ve got 4 CLs in a 12 team H2H… So I haven’t really be looking the FA pool. I look this morning for S and G and see: Neris and Vizciano.
    Q1: Who’s the better get? Thinking Vizio.
    Q2: Who to drop? Ramos, Ziegler, hold. Thinking Ramos.

    • BuffetChampion says:
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      @bigbear:
      I just had the same quagmire in my 12 team league. I ended up trading one for a pick. Trading another for a sp and then added viz, because I think the bravos won more games the rest of the way then the fightless PHils.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: HA, hilarious…. No way on Moncada’s ranking, unless he hits 20 HRs over final 7 weeks… 5 HRs, .210 over half a season won’t get him near that
      2. Hold

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: You’re right. Just looked at this year’s pre-season ranking for guys like Bregman and Benitendi. They were 90-115. That’s probably higher than Moncada will be ranked assuming nothing changes from here on out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly

  18. Raoul Duke says:
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    I suppose I should start by apologizing for asking a catcher question. I am currently running Brian McCann out everyday, but he has been struggling mightily since the All-Star break. Do you prefer James McCann, Tyler Flowers, Manny Pina, or Austin Hedges over Brian? Or should I hold?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Raoul Duke: You know the answer for a catcher…Grab whoever is hot, bang her but don’t marry her….then on to the next

  19. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Rodon over Gausman or Folty in an 11 tm?

    Excellent write up!

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Cram It: ha! Thanks, Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: I’d try him over Gausman, tomato-tomahto

  20. No Pun Zone says:
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    In a 12 teamer, my OF needs help for a playoff run. We must play five OF. I roster six due to some platoons, matchups etc. Plus, I like to pitt these inglorious bastards against each other.

    Best on the wire: Grandy, Mazara, Markakis, Calhoun, Grichuk, Rosario, J Martinez, L Garcia.
    My OF: Conforto, Melky, Dyson, N. Williams, Mikie M, Souza
    1. Any swaps you would make here or hold?

    2. Also, a week ago I took a flier on Hoskins over Avisail. Looking at this OF now, was I crazy?

    3. I like The Cubs schedule during our opening week of playoffs. Lackey just hit the wire. His recent five inning starts do not inspire confidence but is he a better playoff option than Morton, Wacha, Cobb, Faria or Gausman?

    4. Related final question on Lackey, he faces Walker in Arizona today. Figure he is a pass for that matchup, right? Thank you O Patient One.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @No Pun Zone: 1. Meh, Williams for Grandy, keep an eye on Mikie 2. Hope it works out! 3. Safer than Gausman 4. Pass

  21. Steve says:
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    Give Severino (15th rd keeper) get Tanaka/F. Freeman (rentals)

    Already have Goldy at 1st, Freeman would be UTIL.

    Worth it? In first place in roto.

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Steve: Depends if you need offense more or pitching stats more at this point

  22. Eric says:
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    Flowers, Wieters, Joseph, or J McCann ROS?

    Gallo’s contact rate 60% last month and 72% last week. Breakthrough?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Eric: You know the answer for a catcher…Grab whoever is hot, bang her but don’t marry her….then on to the next

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Caleb… Maybe on Gallo, need bigger sample size (she said)

      • RICE says:
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        @Grey: Flowers has 4 games in Coors next week, just FYI.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then go Flowers

  23. Eric says:
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    Own Kimbrel, Rivero and Rosenthal.
    Would you offer Cain, Doolittle and Hand for Freeman?
    Thanks for your help this season, and every season.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Eric: Sure but it wont get you Freeman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree with F

  24. SDub88 says:
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    Who would you lose for Hoskins: Story, Hanley, Thames, Cesar Hernandez (SAGNOF), Domingo Santana

    Also, would you drop anyone else for Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SDub88: Story for Hoskins

  25. vee says:
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    Hey lads,

    Drop any for bedrosian? dyson, claudio, treinen

    thx

    • vee says:
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      @vee: oh and also can drop devenski

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @vee: Devenski (though any/all of those other guys could be droppable soon too! — just not yet…)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vee: Agree with Yabu

  26. mUshi says:
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    Hi. Getting ready for the playoffs. 20 team league
    c – doesn’t matter
    1b – rizzo
    2b – gordon
    3b – shaw
    ss – nunez
    3 OF – braun/upton/bryant
    Util – hosmer
    bench/dl – kipnis/owings/marte

    SP – degrom, kluber, manaea, wacha, bauer, conley
    RP – knebel, ziegler, doolittle, greene

    Trade shaw, braun and manaea/wacha (if yes, which one) for j.turner, cargo(rox) and nola?

    Thanks

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @mUshi: Take the deal with Manaea, since you can start Marte over CarGo as needed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mUshi: Agree with Yabu

      • mUshi says:
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        @Grey: thanks but the offer has changed, shaw/braun/manaea for cespedes/turner/peacock. Still take it? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Braun side

  27. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Hoskins, Bruce, or Moncada (all bench bats more or less) to add Bedrosian?

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @ryanoger: Closers (or likely-closers, or should-be-closers-but…Sciosciapath) are definitely more valuable than bench-bats. From those 3, I’d drop Hoskins.

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        When healthy Kemp over all three of those dudes right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks man

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  28. Geoff with a G instead of a J and a for some reason there's a random O says:
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    I currently have 11 SPs. Hold on to them all? Try to trade 1 or 2 for relief help (we use Holds in our league)? Package 1 with a hitter to get a better SP?

    Paxton
    Carrasco
    Nelson
    Ray
    Cobb
    J. Gray
    Berrios
    Lynn
    Quintana
    E-Rod
    Skaggs

  29. Random Collmenter says:
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    Trade $1 Devers and $1 Knebel for $30 Machado in a dynasty league? 6×6 roto with OPS and QS. Thanks!

  30. ctrengove says:
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    After finally trading away JBJ for a starting pitcher, I can’t decide who to fill my empty OF spot in my 10-team points league. The following are on waivers. Who would you take?

    Gerardo Parra
    Avisail Garcia
    Jed Lowrie (and shift my rostered Whit Merrifield to OF)

    • Cram It says:
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      @ctrengove: Idk how your scoring system is but Parra is averaging a point per AB for me, which is way better than those other guys.

      • Chris says:
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        @Cram It:

        That’s who I’m leaning toward, also. Thanks for the input, Cam.

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Just acquired Parra.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  31. Roman says:
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    If Giancarlo stays healthy all year, then we should assume that next year there’s a 100% chance he gets injured, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Roman: Ha, feels that way

  32. ctrengove says:
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    And a follow-up…

    In my shallow 10-team points league, is it crazy to consider dropping Miguel Cabrera? He’s averaging 2.8 points per game, looks like a shell of his old self, and I can’t get any trade takers.

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @ctrengove: not crazy to consider it, but who specifically would you be picking up to replace him?

      • Chris says:
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        @The Big Yabu:

        Miggy is currently my UTL guy, so any hitter:
        Parra, A Garcia, Lowrie, Beckham, Gallo, Devers, Mancini, Alonso, Wil Myers (who I dropped back in June, and is maybe possibly coming back).

        None of those are bigger names than Cabrera, but all outperforming him (except maybe Myers).

        This is a redraft league, also, so all that matters is next 7+ weeks.

        • The Big Yabu says:
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          @Chris: It looks like there are enough good alternatives: it’s time to let go of Miggy. I’d pick up Parra for now, especially with a home-stand coming up. Then you can swap him out if/when Desmond comes back: Avisail should be solid, or maybe Myers if he has his act together by then.

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey. Going to try one last attempt at a trade today. Barring success there, I’ll be saying goodbye shortly.

        ps, Logan Morrison was just (oddly) dropped in my league, so may drop Miggy for Morrison if can’t package for better trade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. HomerHWBush says:
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    JBJ or Fowler ROS?

    Looking for that “Byron Buxton 5 Category 5th Outfielder Underperforming Award”

  34. lt81 says:
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    Grey,
    Don’t like having super long post I’m sorry just wanna do this once. 5×5 h2h 12 team weekly. Offense is rolling, my pitching we start any 7 pitchers.
    Sale, Ray, Paxton, Peacock, Chacin, Gausman, Ed Rod, Honeywell, Rey Lopez, Vizciano, Devenski, Bedrock and Parker, streaming Eikhoff.
    Some stash guys, streamers, but available is
    Skaggs, Clippard, Snell, Woodruff, Tommy Hunter
    Anyone garbage immediate drop or immediate grab? Just streamonator? One category is wins minus losses.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lt81: Clippard over Parker, Skaggs over Honeywell or Reynaldo

  35. Wilson says:
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    Will you start Folty @STL (Wainy) today? K , W, WHIP, ERA league.

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @Wilson: depends on how deep the league is, roto or H2H, etc. — but that’s a pretty tough matchup for him, so I’d avoid in most leagues

  36. PHIL says:
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    Are you starting Rhys Hoskins tonight ? Is he your everyday start going forword ?

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @PHIL: depends on league format and who else you’d start instead — but in most leagues, it doesn’t make sense to carry bench-bats; if you’ve got him on your roster, may as well put him in your lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PHIL: I am, for about a week

  37. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you suggest either of the following?

    1. Give up Lester for Britton
    2. Give up Salazar and Betances (or Chad Green) for Britton and pick up Gausman (will likely need to drop upon Miller’s return from DL)
    3. Do nothing

    Current SP is Yu, Lester, Duffy, Salazar, Quintana and RP is Kimbrel, Giles, Iglesias, Miller, Betances, Green. I’m five up and seven away from the next people in SV.

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @Hanklongball: I’d hold. Britton may or may not get you a point in saves, and your SP doesn’t look that deep.

  38. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Morning Grey

    I’m down to only 3 uninjured sp in a 10 team h2h redraft with limited moves.

    1. Which of these pitchers do you like best Ros?
    Wacha, Bundy, ryu, Happ, Marquez, folty, rodon, Urena

    2. Better option in obp redraft… C Davis or b Zimmer

    Thanks!

  39. Screwballs says:
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    Grey,

    Another great write-up; it’s the first thing I read every morning. It’s good to see a local boy as the lead. I have been following Dom since he was playing HS ball in LA, and know family friends. They say he has additional power, but that the Mets have had him focused on making contact. We shall see.

    I am currently in third place in a deep 20 team league and looking to see if I can strengthen the back end of my pitching staff for the play-offs. Streaming is almost impossible in this league. Would you grab any of J Zimmerman, Wojciechowski, Workman, T Williams, Musgrove, or Miley over either Lugo or Clevinger?

    Also, I have the dreaded catcher question. Ramos has been horrible, and I can pick up Lucroy or Martin for a low draft slot in 2018. Make the move or stay put?

    Again, thanks for all you the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Screwballs: Thanks! Yeah, Ralph was saying more power from him too… I’d hold, though maybe if Lugo’s matchups were bad and one of those (Williams or Asher) were good, I’d switch them — Grab Lucroy

      • Screwballs says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    I’m feeling Salty today Brah

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: The drug or the pitcher

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          On this post, the SP

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ha…Thought you meant a web search

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @JeF WiTh 1 F: I found nothing…and I’m getting Saltier by the minute

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The Robbie Ray blurb

              • MattTruss

                MattTruss says:
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                This is amusing

                • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                  @MattTruss: I’m back hold on I’ll look…work got in the way

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Don’t know how i missed that…I wouldn’t trust Flexen…His command has looked really wonky more often than not…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ugh, even in 12-team NL-Only? Rudy’s saying I should

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: I’d give him a try in that set up..but he looks like one of those guys who cruises through the first 3 innings and then gets lit up in the 4th

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ugh, really don’t want the blowout… The Phils are so bleh tho

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah the Phillies blow and that’s the only reason I’d start him…other than that he hasn’t looked too good.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I haven’t see him at all, about to watch some tape…Ugh, why couldn’t Ray rehab in the majors

                    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Ha yeah that would be better than starting Flexen

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I know!

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Thanks for the shout out BRAH!!…My saltiness is gone

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: And this Salt Bae Avi is perfect…looks like i’m throwing salt on whoever i respond to.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I do like the Salt Bae, good choice

                  • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                    @Grey: Love that guy

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cracks me up

  41. H says:
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    Would you rather own Godley over Nova for the stretch run?

    Also would you start [email protected] knight? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes…yes

      • H says:
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        @Grey: Thank you very much!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. dtbran says:
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    1. Apparently for my Espn league can’t drop Miggy so stuck with him or CDavis at utility tonight
    Who would you play
    Miggy vs MIN – Gibson
    CDavis @ OAK – Blackburn
    2. H2H need to bring ERA down, RHill vs Padres about as good as anyone tonight I am right? Or am I Right? (Loved the Ned Ryerson Groundhog Day shout out in this weeks write up haha)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Miggy 2. You’re right right!

  43. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey hey, Grey,

    Couple questions.

    1) Avisail or Peralta ROS? Trying to trade off my unwanted JBJ and replace him with one of these dudes.

    2) Start Taijuan Walker tonight, hosting Cubs?

    Love yas!

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank youuuuuuuu.

        (And, yeah, I checked SON on Taijuan, but I was wondering if you had any Grady Little type hunches going on.)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nah, I don’t trust him

  44. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    Trying to shore up my OF and get a little more juice out of my MI spot with Correa down. Weighing the moves below. 6×6 keeper league w/ OPS. Thanks Razz-doods!

    Drop Gregory Polanco for Maybin, Goodwin, or Melky?

    Drop Amed Rosario for Cozart or Jose Pirela?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed for Cozart, hold Polanco

  45. Jim says:
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    Thanks, Grey! Great write-up as always.
    Drop Happ or Luis Castillo for Rodon? ROS only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  46. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Weekly league where a solid SP down the stretch. Which of these 3 do you prefer for the last 7 or so weeks:

    Lester
    Carrasco
    Arrieta

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  47. Brian says:
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    16 team h2h 6×6 dynasty with k/bb and QS. in playoff picture but SPs have struggled. looking to pick up some more for inexpensive cost. SPs are salazar, sonny, price, teheran, gausman, duffy, quintana, clevinger, marquez, alex wood, vargas, alex meyer.

    i like peacock. i like meyer but not sure what kind of upside he has but he could be solid next year. but don’t see him having impact ROS. would you deal him for peacock?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meyer for Peacock? Yes

  48. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Hoskins v. Smith, R.O.S. ? Concerned about at bats for Hoskins when Altherr returns. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

      • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  49. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I’m sure you’re probably like me. You’ve had dreams about what it’d be like to hang out with Giancarlo.

    You know, discuss your favorite gladiator movies and practice wrestling holds on each other.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He puts me in a chokehold, only he’s not choking my neck

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha Ha

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: HA. This guy gets it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I get it!

  50. Savoy Special says:
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    catcher question: Avila or Lucroy ROS? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy

  51. Fausto

    fausto says:
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    *H2H non keeper Question
    Looking to add SP possibly SB for playoffs my lead is huge, playoffs start 2nd week of SEPT 99% chance I have a bye week SO..
    Following that logic which of these deals do you like?
    Judge for Kershaw
    Judge for Severino
    Judge for Archer
    Judge for Pomeranz/Ed Nunez(El Convento)
    Don’t mind overpaying have a ton of power and 1 too many OF.

    Digging the podcast, there’s comedic gold in there..
    “Texts From RAYALPH”needs to be a 1-2 min spot in the show IMO, or at the very least give us your pick for the “endorphin text of the week” and break down your knee jerk response, especially the randos like the “DUSTIN PEDROIA!!!” nonsense.. Anyway I got way sidetracked there
    Thoughts and thanks on the trades.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw or Archer…. Or Pom/Nunez… You are overpaying but if you need SPs and SBs that the way I’d lean… Yes! Endorphin Texts of the Week!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: This week it’s all about Carlos Rodon’s late Inning fastball velocity. Ask Noisewater.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh boy

  52. Jp says:
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    Grey-6×6 era, whip, w, s, ip, and holds. Ross of season Jimmy Nelson or Quintana. I think it’s Nelson but I need to make sure the guy I get pitches deep into the season and I think Quintana may be the guy to do that. Help,and thoughts please and thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  53. Weird Fishes says:
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    I’m in a 10-team NL only h2h redraft. Owings going down hurt me at SS and cycling through Albies, Ketel, Peraza hasn’t really helped. Would you trade Bryant for Seager?

    That would leave Fowler, Pham and Margot as my 3 OF with Goodwin, Hoskins, Desmond, Albies to fill 2 utility spots and/or stream.

    Seager was over-valued on draft day, but with Bryant’s underperformance, the 2 are pretty even on the STD and ROS player raters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d go with the SS you’re using

  54. Central Cal says:
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    Good Morning, your Bud Norris “Good Bye” had me rolling. He’s a Central Coast boy and the sports on the radio station put it this way, “Cal Poly’s Bud Norris picked up the win last night!” I guess there had to be something positive to say about a local.

    Thank you for all your wisdom and smiles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he could be a a 27.000 ERA pitcher with 20 wins one day!

      • Central Cal says:
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        @Grey: He’d be a God in San Luis Obispo!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, him and a purveyor of olallieberries

          • Central Cal says:
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            @Grey: SLO Costco sells Linn’s pies, pretty decent ollalieberry product.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re solid, agreed!

  55. Clive says:
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    Would you swap C Taylor for Dozier? Seems like a no brainer, but then I look at their numbers.. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  56. jon says:
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    ROS RANK- RYU, LYNN, GODLEY, Maeda

    Need wins and QS- thinking of dumping Lynn based on Cards being worst team

  57. jon says:
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    ROS RANK- RYU, LYNN, MAEDA, GODLEY

    thinking of dumping Lynn, cards are worst team here

  58. Not your average Joe says:
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    Another team is desperate for a starter. He is potentially willing to deal Yoenis, Trea, or Judge. If I packaged Alex Wood with one of my OFs, which one of those three players (Yoenis, Trea, or Judge) do you think I should target, and how do you rank them?

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – K.Seager; SS – Machado; OF – Merrifield, Duvall, Pham ; Util – Smoak; Bench – Souza, Santana; DL – Hicks, Correa
    SP – Severino, Wood, Taillon, Salazar, Kennedy, Walker
    RP – Holland, Greene, Doolittle, Rosenthal, Vizcaino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge, Yoenis…. Send any of your OF, Pham first

  59. Zeus says:
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    Grey, there seem to be a lot less posts further into the season. Are a lot of you’re fans mo-rons?

  60. Spyre says:
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    do you like bridwell or skaggs ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      skaggs

  61. jon says:
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    dump Lynn, maeda, godley or ryu for bedrosian?

  62. Ben says:
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    OBP keeper league.

    Stanton (keeper at $29 for next year, $35 for following year) for Pollock, Archer, Salazar (none are keepers)

    Stanton not close, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  63. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME**********

  64. Michael DePinto says:
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    Just wanted to point out that Hand blew the save because he was brought in with the bases loaded in the 7th inning. Yes THE 7TH DARN INNING! Because that is what you do with your only trade chip when you are a thousand games out of first.

    Not a criticism of you but the reason you are my favorite is because you actually pay attention to the idiotic things managers do such as your closer in the 7th or taking a pitcher out after 5.2 with no one on base when they are at 84 pitches.

    The other “experts” have no idea about circumstances so they just see a number and make a dumb comment.

  65. Kenneth Richardson says:
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    Great write-up Grey! Your dailies are my go-to morning read on the shitter. The SON’s been $20 the past 2 years, I’m guessing there’s an adjustment for inflation coming next year?

    Tricky sitch here (read the whole thing b4 jumping to conclusion):

    10-team h2h points, each team gets 4 keepers. This is our second year doing keepers.

    A guy who is mathematically eliminated from the playoffs is cool with either his archer + cozart OR his kershaw + cozart (none are keeper eligible) for my Lindor (keeper in the 11th). Lindor in the 11th is easily a top 3 keeper in our league right now, if not #1.

    1st and 2nd seeds get 1st rd playoff byes. I’m in 1st by a game. 2 reg season weeks to go, if I go 0-2 I’ll likely drop to 3rd seed. 2nd rd of playoffs starts Sept 4th.

    Do you roll the dice, take kershaw and hope he’s back by sept. 4th? OR play it safe and go with Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, but go to my newest post w/ followups… Don’t trade Lindor

      *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME**********

  66. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME**********

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