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Hey, guys and five non-guys, Dylan Bundy has awoken my nethers.  But can I “stay awoken” as the kids say?  The kids don’t say that, do they?   Please, I’m woke AF!  Though, I am confused why kids go around abbreviating Abercrombie and Fitch.  When I was a kid, we spelled out Abercrombie and Fitch and had summer songs about girls that wore Abercrombie and Fitch.  LFO was AF!  Yesterday, Dylan Bundy went 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  An Orioles starter with an ERA under 4!  It’s an early Rhystmas miracle!  Drop the balloons from the ceiling, Party City!  So, looking under the hood, in a non-sexual way, leaves me a little yawnstipated on Bundy.  His K/9 is 7.9, BB/9 is 2.6 and a 4.73 xFIP.  His velocity’s down this year, but he pitched in relief some last year, so maybe not the best gauge.  For 2018, I see nothing here to be excited about, but maybe he puts together a great September, and makes like Fonzie’s horse and says nay to the negativity.  I’d continue to ignore him in shallower mixed leagues or use the Stream-o-Nator.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Manny Machado – 2-for-4 and his 29th and 30th homer, hitting .268.  He salvaged his season better than Ozark salvaged their Breaking Bad comparisons.

Welington Castillo – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer, hitting .290.  If Keith Law would’ve said six years ago, Welington would be the best catcher to ever play the game, it would make more sense in retrospect than what he said about Wieters at the time.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-3 and his 29th homer, hitting .304.  Gets no love.  No idea why, but absolutely none.

Luke Weaver – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.48, and his K/9 is 11.4.  I get worried when I see K/9’s that are higher in the majors than the minors, but Weaver did have a 1.99 ERA in 53 minor league starts.  A third pitch would be helpful, of course.  A manager that didn’t leave him in 15 pitches too long when he had an eight run lead would also be solid.  He throws 93 MPH with a 85 MPH change.  There’s a curve too, but it hasn’t been super effective.  For 2018, I see a guy that I’m going to like more than I likely should, leading me to yell, “Uncle, Luke,” but me so horny for strikeouts.  For this year, Luke should be owned, and better than you saying, “Luke, you are my waiver wire fodder.”

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .244.  Weird thought, but do you think Rhysus used to be Carpenter?

Eric Thames – 1-for-4 and his 28th homer, and 28th home run against a team with a red uniform.  Yo, did they have red backgrounds in Korea?  Did they play right up against the DMZ and North Korea was where home runs went and it was all as red as the eye could see?  I got questions, y’all!

Joe Nathan – Retired from baseball.  I wonder what Nathan’s gonna do with all his used up tendons now.  *cut to reverse angle, person takes a bite of a hot dog*  Ew…

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-3, and a double slam (8, 9) and legs (10).  Now has six homers in the last nine games.  El oh WUT.  If only you sent your sister to your fantasy baseball draft so she drafted Jorge Polanco instead of Gregory Polanco.

Jose Abreu – 4-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .303.  If he gets to 32 HRs, .300 and 100 RBIs, it’s gonna be hard to see the difference between him and a ton of other flashier 1B next year like Rizzo.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – Will be activated on Saturday.  JBJ hoping to return with an HBI.  That’s ‘bat’ not ‘beef.’

David Price – Will throw off a mound on Wednesday.  On Thursday, he’s going to receive a damages estimate from ants whose mound he was standing on.

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  I can’t wait to hear the endless postseason debate about throwing Sale on only three days rest.  Sorry, I meant to put that in sarcastic font.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 16th and 17th steal, hitting .276.  Also, in this game, Rajai Davis (2-for-4, 2 runs) stole his 27th and 28th bag and Mookie Betts (1-for-4) stole his 20th.  All the steals came against Miguel Montero.  You think Theo gave some trade secrets to his old club?  “Hey, guys, can’t talk long, but Montero sucks.  Pass it on.”

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer.  Hanley plays with such gusto I’m less surprised when he hits a home, than when he runs around the bases on a home run.

Carlos Correa – On track to return Friday.  His Google alerts must be going off, Houston and Correa are dominating the news cycle.

Mike Fiers – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 4.55, in a home game in Tampa.  In all seriousness, or Fiersousness, as the case may be, if a starter is good at home and they’re the home starter in a game that needs to be played on the road in a neutral park, do they lose all their home appeal?  I started Fiers yesterday because I figured Tampa was still a good stadium for him, or at least neutral.  Yeah, that didn’t work out so well.

Joey Gallo  – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (36) and legs (7), as he was activated from the DL.  Hopefully he doesn’t return from the concussion with amnesia, thinking he’s a slap hitter.  Yelling to a fan who caught a home run, “Throw it back!  I wanna stretch it into a triple!”

Shin-Soo Choo – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Get on the Choo schmotato train!

Elvis Andrus – 4-for-5, 3 runs, hitting .303.  If only I accidentally drafted Andrus instead of Odor, then I wouldn’t be watching TV and see commercials for deodorizers that, “Eliminate an odor,” and think, “That sounds wonderful.”  Wait, that makes no sense, everyone wants odors eliminated, Rougned or otherwise.

Miguel Cabrera – Out with a stiff back for his games in Coors.  Few days after the bell rang, but I’m gonna go ahead and give the TKO to Austin Romine.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 30th homer.  I’ve managed to collect chin hair from every member of ZZ Top, even the one who doesn’t have a beard.  Wanna see my collection–NOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-2, 3 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .314.  Now has three homers in the last four games.  Not bad for a guy named after a girl from Full House.

German Marquez – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  I’m not being obstinate when I say not to go near him.  How could I, I don’t even know what obstinate means!

Chris Flexen – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.89.  I can’t believe I actually fell for the banana in the ol’ tailpipe by picking up a Mets starter.  Not gonna name any names, but there was a certain Mets fan in the comments that sold me on this guy.  Now my entire team is soiled!

Scott Schebler – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .241.  Honestly, seriously, awkwardly into a sentence, if it wasn’t for those two months when Schebler had a sore shoulder, he’d prolly be sniffing a 35-homer season.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .254.  He’s easily headed for 100 RBIs and 35 homers this year.  Next year, crickets again when he’s drafted.  You hit below .255 and fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) give you the cold shoulder.

Matt Moore – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.49.  Oh, Matt, it was the Padres, man.  Be ashamed.  Be very ashamed.

Joe Panik – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  No panic, but Panik?  Hot schmotato alert!

Manuel Margot – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  HBO needs to buy the Padres, and make them must-watch and change Manuel into MarGOT.

Ben Zobrist – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games.  Meh, maybe a light schmotato.  Or as Joe Maddon says, “If you play Zobrist for almost 350 ABs, eventually he’s going to make you look good!”

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.36.  His peripherals have actually been worse in the 2nd half, but, since his 2nd half ERA is 1.78, no one gives a flying fudge.

Alex Wood – Will return on Sunday at San Diego.  Yo, Endorphin Ralph, you better move him up to first starter overall!

Corey Seager – Day-to-day with a sore elbow.  Who do you think you are, Seager?  A Mets pitcher?

Rich Hill – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.71.  Trying to lower an ERA in a fantasy league is like going up the Matterhorn, and it took a whole lot of tryin’ to get up there, Hill!

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 32nd homer.  Au Shizz!

A.J. Pollock – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Apparently, he just needed a Sell to become a Buy.  Figures for a Pollock.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 24th homer, hitting .260.  When Puig lets one fly!

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 51st homer.  Yes, Giancarlo is a heartthrob to match 1989’s Andy Garcia.  I agree with you, but here’s a ridiculous note.  He would need to hit 22 homers in the last 30 games to tie Bonds’ home run record.  Bonds needed 16 homers at this point, and that’s still a crazy amount!

Edwin Jackson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.94.  I need to put on my stockings when I look at this guy on waivers, because I see him, and want to pick him up, but I keep getting cold feet.

Trea Turner – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Even if he just hits .240 with some runs and steals, I’m totally happy with that for September.  I just jinxed him, didn’t I?  Was asking that question un-jinxing him?  This jinxing stuff is confusing.  I need a nap.  *sets alarm for five minutes, alarm goes off, shoots up in bed like Dicky Fox from Jerry Maguire*  I’m ready to go!

C.J. Cron – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer.  Or twelve times this year The Sciosciapath thought to himself, “Hey, why didn’t I bench Cron?”

Matt Joyce – 1-for-3 and his 20th homer, hitting .233.  He’s doing what I was hoping this year from Adam Lind.  Yes, this is about me!

Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Conspiracy Alert!  The A’s cut their budget at the trading deadline and are carrying one Matt with three surnames.

Brad Miller – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer.  You know when you have a one night stand and then end up dating the person without ever formally announcing you’re dating?  That’s what happened to me and Brad Miller.  I grabbed him for the batty call the other day, forgot he was on my team, then, for our second date, I let him hit a home run and now we’re going steady.

Jake Junis – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  Nothing’s changed from the last time I went over Junis.  If you’re like, “Oh, that!  Wait, what was that?”  Search the site for Junis, and make me me .000000000001 of a cent.

Whit Merrifield – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer.  He snapped the Royals’ scoreless streak at 45 2/3 IP, which was tied for 3rd longest.  The other two longer streaks without scoring were by employees of Elias Sports Bureau.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .320.  What’s a baby Joey called?  A Hosmer.  Trick question!  Hmm, maybe that was a trick answer.

Danny Duffy – Was charged with a DUI after he passed out in a Burger King drive-thru.  “We would’ve let it slide,” said the Burger King drive-thru person, but, “Mr. Duffy kept saying, ‘Gimme a Royale with cheese’ and then when I told him that was a French McDonald’s, he would say, ‘I am Duffman!'”  Finally, after twenty minutes, in the drive-thru, Duffy started ordering, “Give me two Chicken Fries, a Whopper, and an MRI!”  Then after reading the Burger King signage, “Have it your way, huh?  Then give it to me with a Jack and coke, pimple face!”

   
  1. philip lutz says:
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    Didn’t consider your advice on not starting Weaver, no harm done. ;)

  2. We Are Out Of Room says:
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    I’ve got injuries -o-plenty on my O heading into the playoffs. 2 Teams behind me have 5 closers, as do I but one of them is Holland. Looking for a little help on on O, Pollock is out there. Drop Holland and roll with 4 closers or Duffy(who I don’t have a DL spot for)? Le Maheu is out there too. Roster is below:
    10 Team ESPN HTH 5×5 OBP and QS daily moves

    C Sanchez
    1B Rizzo
    2B D. Murphy
    3B K.Seager
    SS C. Seager
    OF Trout
    OF Springer
    OF JD Martinez
    UTL 2B/SS Albies
    UTL SS Bogarts
    UTL OF Marte
    DL 3B/OF Sano

    P Rodon
    P McHugh
    P Carrasco
    P L.Weaver
    SP Duffy(DL no spot)
    SP Quintana
    RP Giles
    RP Kimbrel
    BN SP C. Anderson
    BN RP Holland
    BN RP E.Diaz
    BN RP Knebel
    BN SP Stroman
    DL SP Paxton

      • We Are Out Of Room says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Gray appreciate it man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Fantastic write-up, coming at you live from Paris’s Charles de Gaule Airport!!!

    a. Sad news from Detroit (as if they haven’t had enough sad news, The Detroiters, bankruptcy, Ron LeFlore’s departure for Montreal)…..Mikie Mahtook (who?) is their second-best player!

    b. A poem for Grimey!

    Don’t Panik, Joe
    do not fear
    Our friend Matty
    really is here

    c. A word heard from the bleachers for Cram!

    ……S T R A W – B E R R Y……

    d. How awful are the Mets??!! Don’t answer, rhetorical. Flores is still the cleanup hitter, no one can clean up this mess.

    e. Don’t look now…..Thames tied with Shaw for 28 HRs….and now Shaw going to the DL (possibly) after fouling off a billion pitches off his foot! Another role reversal coming up!!!

    f. OMG, the Pollock and Duffy blurbs literally made me LOL. My neighbor waiting to board for Sao Paulo just chuckles like I must be a loon or something.

    g. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 30

    Lewis (continuing to harass Rambo): ‘Lousy God-squatters. They come over here spouting all that shit, and they expect the whole world to work like their fucking neighborhood. Well, it doesn’t. So they send in the devil (pointing to himself) to do God´s work. lt’s ironic, isn’t it? Am l boring you, mate? What, is it… ls it the trip? Has it got you nervous? ´Cause, really, you should appreciate the action. You know what l mean? Got to be better than looking at the arse end of a snake. Oh, dear. You really are an uptight bastard, aren’t you? You can drop the 1,000-yard stare. l’ve seen it all before, and l´m not impressed.’

    [Rambo stares him down. Lewis goes to sit down.]

    School Boy: ‘He´s old school SAS. They´re first-rate soldiers, but total egomaniacs. Now, us SBS boys, we´re not so heavy-handed. We like to use our brains. You know what l mean? They call me School Boy. The name stuck with me since sniper school. And me mates won´t stop calling me it no matter how many people l shoot.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Safe travels! A. He might be their best B. Haha C. Awesome D. Such a mess E. You’re right! F. Thanks! G. Well done!

  4. Ryan says:
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    Grey, need your help putting the final touches on playoff roster. I have 12 more roster moves for the season.

    1. Schwarber, Castillo, or Ramos at catcher. League has six offensive categories (Hits, Runs, SB, AVG., RBI, HR). My weakness is HR and RBI, but I’m still pretty solid. Schwarber is the frustrating incumbent.
    2. Recently lost Conforto and Cespedes, so OF is thin (Cruz, Hoskins, Hamilton). That said, keep one: Devers, Rosario, or Kendrick. If I keep Devers then I have no 4th OF. Kendrick is hot and gives good statistical/positional versatility, but he’s on the wire. Rosario isn’t very good, but he’s on my roster. I’m inclined to drop Rosario for Kendrick, but I’m not sold on the move. Other wire players include: Wong, Choo, Peralta, N. Williams, Puig, Granderson, Delmonico.
    3. I have five closers and probably only want four in the playoffs. Who do I drop, Vizcaino or Greene. I’m leaning Greene.
    4. Which SP do I drop for a streamer, Quintana or Gausman? Quintana’s playoff matchups are StL/Mil. Gausman has NYY/Bos. Or I could drop both, stream w/ one slot and grab a wire player for the other.
    – Edwin Jackson pitches twice against Atl.
    – Trevor Bauer faces Det/KC in first week of playoffs, then Sea in week two.
    – Doug Fister faces Oak in week one, then Bal/Cin in week two.
    – Marco Estrada faces Bal/Min in week one, then NYY.

    Thanks, Grey. Best of luck to you and your teams!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: 1. Castillo 2. Devers 3. Sure, Vizcaino 4. Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Are you asking what streamer too? I’d go Edwin, but home or away matters

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, Grey!
        Would you take Edwin Jackson versus Atlanta twice or Quintana versus St. Louis and Milwaukee?

        Also, why do you prefer greene over Vizcaino?

        You’re the man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Quintana… I’d go Viz if you like, coin flip

  5. Alex says:
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    I’m about to dump Braun for J. Polanco. It’s the stretch run, and Braun is hurting more than helping.

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Alex: I’d play the hot bat at this point assuming not a Keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Gotta do what you gotta do

  6. Gonzo says:
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    For the cold feet re: EdJax, I felt the same until I looked at his remaining projected starts. Pretty cupcake if you ask me. Might sway you to pull the trigger!

    In a 10-tm H2H league, I have DeJong, Chris Taylor, Matt Carpenter and Odor as my MI with Correa coming off the DL. Who’s the drop?

    • Gonzo says:
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      @Gonzo: *Projected starting matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gonzo: Yeah, someone mentioned Edwin’s next starts above — Odor

  7. mthom42 says:
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    Matt Moore should be ashamed. Would you start him on Sunday vs STL? SON says it’s decent but I’m worried.

    Other option is Maeda @ ARI. Thought on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mthom42: I wouldn’t start Moore anywhere after last night, Maeda’s no better there tho

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Looks like Andriese is going to get the start on Sunday @CWS? Worth the risk?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

          • mthom42 says:
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            @Grey: damn, we have a 12 SP weekly limit and still searching for #12. Here’s the options
            A. Urena @ PHI
            B. Leake @ SF
            C. Manaea @SEA
            D. Giolito vs TB
            E. Stratton vs STL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Giolito

              • mthom42 says:
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                @Grey: done. Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  8. Jason says:
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    I have both Holland and McGee, but need to cut one loose to activate Bellinger. Who do I drop? Thanks.

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Jason: Holland is my guess

  9. Tony C says:
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    Jean Segura has been awful in the past month and even worse in the past week or two. Batting .222 with an OPS of .606 in the past 30 days. These stats are much worse in the past 2 weeks. Only 1 HR and 3 RBI in the past month. Should I drop him from my utility position for J. Plolanco, Gallo, Schebler, Calhoun, Mancini, Kendrick or Moreland for my fantasy playoffs next week? I have one bench spot now for a hitter since I’ll get Bellinger back in my lineup today. I could also pickup Blake Parker since my current RP are Herrera and Knebel and that’s it. Should I wait on Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: I’d pick up Parker, but depends on needs

      • Tony C says:
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        Thanks Grey for all your help so far this season! I dropped Matt Moore for Parker but I’m still contemplating dropping Segura for one of the hitters listed above.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem…. I could see it if really struggling for offense

  10. Jimbo says:
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    Drop one – Schebler, Broxton or Hicks…

  11. Latason says:
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    Is checking stats on baseball reference the extent of the research you do? In the last month, Bundy is 4-0 with a 2.00 ERA, 45 K’s, 6 BB’s, 23 hits in 36 innings. Do you never put context behind numbers?

    Former #1 prospect in baseball has 40 K’s and 5 BB’s in his last 28 innings, but you’re avoiding him because of his xFIP? Sound logic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Latason: Maybe he can sway me with a great September too… 36 IP isn’t a sample size to exactly change everything that came before it

      • Latason says:
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        @Grey: It’s 1/4 of his innings this year!

        What exactly is the sample size of innings to not be excited about? He started the year with 8 quality starts over 51 innings, pitching to a 2.26 ERA. His dominance in the minors was unprecedented out of high school.

        The guy is a 24 year old former #1 prospect in baseball. This isn’t a 35 year old journeyman who needs to prove his talent.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could be breaking out, maybe I’m wrong to dismiss him for next year, but the sample size is still that of 47 IP. In 108 IP in the 1st half, he was barely a #5 starter

  12. Eric says:
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    Today starting??

    Strasburg home against Marlins
    CMart away at Milwaukee

  13. Earl Deep Jr says:
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    Francisco Mejia to be promoted Friday. If you have a chance, I’d grab him. Not sure what his playing time is going to be with Gomes and Perez, but in keeper leagues if he isn’t someone’s property yet, he’s worth a look.

  14. Alex Sutara says:
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    With the impending shut down of Castillo on the horizon, who’s one of your favorite replacements for him? Im going to hold on to Weaver as replacement A for now. Was thinking maybe Glasnow as replacement B. What’s your take on him? And is he worthy of a roster spot since the waiver wire is so stranded these days? Or is there another arm that spits hot fiya that’s being overlooked?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex Sutara: Sure, try Glasnow, but how many IP can he pitch?

      • Alex Sutara says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah Im not sure, my pitching is pretty jank as is, usually I have to stream 2-3 guys to get my 45 ip minimum. And with Salazar and thor not back yet it’s even worse off heading into the playoffs.

        Ive had a hard time getting w and qs on the reg so Im looking for more era and whip luck w good k upside

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  15. Daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    I got Bellinger coming off the DL.
    Have to drop someone.
    Its a 12 team keeper league.
    Who would you drop
    Oh or Lyons ( I do need saves) Not sure if i need both
    Albies
    Starling Marte
    Wong
    Reynolds
    Its a tough call. I am in 2nd place leading in HR’s. RBI’s and Runs
    I need SB’s and saves
    I know most of the above names are playing well.
    Help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Daze: Albies

  16. PrinceRudynasim says:
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    Lmao @ Brad Miller. Yo his streaks are legit. He went crazy last season btwn july/aug and at SS thats bank

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PrinceRudynasim: Hope so, because he’s now squirreled away on my team!

  17. fudgemybudge says:
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    10T 5×5
    Give Carrasco and Khris
    Get Archer and Gardner?

    Top 2 in all hitting cats except STL (2nd to last)
    Ok in W + K but ERA+WHIP hurting

  18. bigbear says:
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    Happy Bellinger Day all!

    The only hit Bundy gave up yesterday was a bunt single in the 4th… Corey Seager’s mom would be proud. Sorry, meant Kyle’s mom. Bundy has some really good late movement on his breaking pitches. He’s got a slider/cutter affectionately called his slutter. Seriously though, I think he should be owned in mixed 12 team leagues. The K-rate isn’t top shelf and he has given up his share of HRs. But the ERA/WHIP is respectable and he’s actually learning to pitch (instead of simply relying on velocity to overwhelm hitters). In my Yahoo league, he’s the 18th best SP. If their math is right (dubious at best), then he’s a #2 SP. I’d say he’s a solid #3 starter this year. I think he does have more upside, but he’s an injury waiting to happen. IMO, his biggest concern is the O’s don’t start him every 5 days.

    Why is Matt Joyce still in the MLB? He’s a .240ish career hitter and averages 19 HR over 162 games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Haha re; Joyce, good question! I hear ya on Bundy, hard for me to trust him for the final month, too much at risk

  19. mcmi11ions says:
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    We’re still in August and AuShizz has 32 HR’s, is batting .318, has 105 RBI, 98 runs and 17 steals. yet I still feel like he isn’t playing as well as he could be. Is it just me? I feel like this is the most boring amazing season from him ever. Maybe I’m being an ass, or maybe he just has set the expectations that high? I dunno.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: He’s been top 3 for fantasy value on our Rater all year… I’ll admit it’s less exciting when a guy is great in five categories vs. being exceptional in two categories like Giancarlo

  20. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Start Verlander today @COL or Ryu @AZ or sit both? My ERA and WHIP are sparkling right now (so far only Chacin and Bundy have pitched for me) , but I need a big win this week as I am currently in 7th down a half game in H2H standings need 6th to make playoffs. His ERA/WHIP is 5.84/1.30 although still really early in the week.

  21. Dhouse42 says:
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    Is segura droppable in a 12 team roto redraft, to chase hot shmotatoes?

  22. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Rosario, Buxton, Dickerson, and Peralta – Who is the odd man out?

  23. LeggoPens says:
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    You starting Ryu today against Ray @Zona? I’m guessing nah but can’t hurt to ask

  24. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Must have been Cram that told you to start Flex…I recall telling you i wouldn’t trust him…It wasn’t this Mets Fan. Give him a break though, we have nothing

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: You two immediately come to mind though with that comment. I certainly don’t have enough of a rep around here to have that much sway.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @mcmi11ions: You don’t need a rep, just a good avitar.

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: I’m working on it, but when I log in with my gravitar account my name here changes and it uses my real name. I can’t pick cyber fights if people know who I really am.

          • mcmi11ions says:
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            @mcmi11ions: AND set.

    • Cram It says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Hey now! I jumped on him for his first start @ SD…a month ago. I never promoted him after that…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Cram It: Haha, maybe I’m misremembering, I just can’t imagine who else would recommend this guy on my teams, he’s so awful, he’s killing me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Endorphin was a big proponent there too!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Grey: Yep, I was going to say Oaktown. But that you’ve owned all this time is beyond me!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It’s a 12 team NL Only league, so once you get a guy, it’s hard to let loose… But agreed I should let him loose like a bad fart

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Cram It: LOL, didnt really think you endorsed him but had no idea who else would have.

        • Cram It says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: It’s cool! You know I’m not offended. Now suckabagadicks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Hmm… Maybe it was Ghost town Steve, somehow I have Flexen in 2 NL Only leagues and he’s killing me! I thought his stuff was good, wha’ happened?

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Grey: You might have confused him with all the hype around every Mets minor league pitcher for the last 4 or 5 years. The well was gonna run dry at some point, right?

  25. Five-On-One says:
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    DeShields or Dyson for SGNOF this week? Deshields seems to be back on the bench (not sure why) and Dyson should be back any day now.

  26. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Lose Kemp, Bruce, or Segura for anyone of the following or hold?

    Schebler, Shin-Soo Choo, Kiermaier, Ian Desmond, Longoria, and Kyle Seager

    thanks grey

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. Lubes says:
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    Thanks for the writeup.

    I won a couple of waiver pickups in a row, and now I have too many (mediocre) closers for spots. Who gets benched? And then who gets benched when Andrew Miller comes back?
    – Davis
    – Knebel
    – Osuna
    – Ziegler
    – Treinen
    – Minaya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lubes: Minaya, Treinen

  28. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    With Trea Turner back Im now carrying one extra bench bat who Id rather drop to open up a streamer slot.

    Do I drop Tim Beckham and slide Turner into the SS slot, or drop either Gallo or Kiermeir and play Trea in OF.

    10 team h2h points league.

    • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: I also have Domingo Santana and Puig in OF. Two keepers are Trout/Springer.

      Thanks as always!

  29. ChiCitySox says:
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    Like Teheran and or Nova today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ChiCitySox: They’re both negative on SON

  30. PB&J says:
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    Any interest in streaming Andriese @ CWS on Sunday? It’s a QS, W, and K/9 league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: No way

  31. joemorganhair says:
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    Weaver was on! Keep him for the next one @ San Fran? Or go with Wacha for a start @ San Fran then @ SD.

    I’m assuming Weaver has the same two matchups, but he’s not showing up in SON.

  32. danny almonte says:
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    Yo! My season is over unless I can grab a couple saves off waivers. I’m trying to find that post that lists the teams to run on in green, teams to avoid in red. Do y’all still do that?

    Picking between rajai, maybin, revere, lagares, difo

  33. Synyster says:
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    With Trea back I can finally move Faria to the DL spot a long with McCullers. Who should I add for another SP til one of these guys is back? Is Miguel Gonzalez a good add against the Twins for tomorrow? Other avail Stratton, Snell, Chavez, Perez, Gausman, Pruitt, Khul. This is a W/K/ERA/WHIP/QS league and I am in first. Thanks Grey!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Synyster: Snell has the CWS so thats never a bad option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Gonzalez is not a good option… I don’t know matchups for other guys

  34. Wilson says:
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    Is it safe to start Davies vs WSH (Gio) tomorrow? W, WHIP, ERA, K league

    Is it safe to start McHugh vs TEX (Hamels) tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: I wouldn’t start Davies, I’d start McHugh

  35. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    With playoffs starting next week and me assuming the “anyone can be dropped to help me win this week” mentality, wanted to get your opinion on my keepers.

    12-team H2H with OBP and QS. Keep 2 batters and 2 pitchers

    Batter candidates:
    Giancarlo (duh)
    Freeman
    Lindor

    Pitcher candidates:
    Archer (duh)
    Salazar
    Gerrit Cole

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Not Lindor or Salazar

  36. Jose says:
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    Ziegler or McGee for saves going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: Ziegler

  37. RobPopp says:
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    Never look a Mets fan in the eye, let alone take their advice

      • RobPopp says:
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        @Grey: Lol. I’m an apathetic Yankee fan born in ’86. Having never witnessed Mets glory and seen so many crash and burns, and especially now that they’ve clearly thrown in the towel this year, I just can’t trust them for fantasy purposes this late in seasons. In fact they will occasionally pitch or hit their way past an opponent, but there is just no predicting it, so unless it’s absolutely necessary (i.e. ratios are golden we just need those extra 3 Ks!), it’s best to stay away. And hide your children.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, you’re more right than wrong!

  38. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Alex Wood + Ralph = Love.

    Thanks Matt Truss for dropping him in Perts. First time I’ve owned him since April.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Surprised you didn’t trade someone like Jake McGee for him — what’s your secret, Endorphin? Do you promise them friendship?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: I actually almost rejected the offer because I didn’t want to hear this in September.

        My guess is Truss needed the spot, and everyone thought Alex Wood was really hurt because it fits the narrative of his career. You could have added him too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If only I knew I could’ve added Altuve for a closer!

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Oh stop, he got Turner, Duffy, and Hicks who were good at the time. I mean I dumped everyone else I got in that trade.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, good at the time, like that week

  39. jon says:
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    Mike Leake traded to Mariners.. anything to see ROS in a 10 teamer…. or streamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      God no

  40. Milo says:
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    So happy that all the “experts” touted Moore this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shizz happens

  41. Scott says:
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    C Seager going going to be out a few days. Which IF should I add: cron (Escobar returning this weekend), spangenburg (face Dodgers Friday 2 lefties going kershaw/wood), lind (hitting well all rhp this week), valbueno, Reyes (been leading off), brad miller (2 hr over last week). Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  42. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    wow STL getting smart. after looking like giant idiots leaving leaky in lineup for weeks when they could’ve used weaver or flaherty (who i’m sure is up now) they dumped that awful leaky contract on SEA (so that’s TWICE we’ve removed at best floor-bored SP for value). however, we don’t yet know WHAT value we got back. SEA doesn’t have any more kings of the north over there for us to steal off them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, totally

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: my guess is phelps is involved in this, we NEED bullpen and phelps is from around these parts.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: hahah, these environs i should say. my nose already looks like somebody who says environs a lot (and i do, but they aren’t connected, at least directly)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That would be a huge get if so

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Grey: well clearly SEA values floor SP pretty highly (RE: king of the north for marco freakin gonzales). but really, this is same dumbshit GB that traded trumbo for the backup minor league catcher clevinger (not SP CLE) so who knows WTF’s going on.

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: this might also be a homage to moneyball:
              mozeliak: ” we want flaherty playing over leakey” (said weeks ago)
              matheny: “i’m playing the best roster of players i’m given, so leaky plays”
              mozeliak (this morning): ” hey matheny, go check rotoworld”

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

  43. Mike says:
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    With Leake’s trade, it seems like Flaherty could be up as soon as this weekend…

    Would you drop Jon Gray, Chase Anderson, or Odúbel Herrera to grab him?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so on Flaherty! Anderson

  44. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Flaherty is on his way, he will be called up. Don’t bother looking…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re owning him in an RCL in September? No way

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Can’t be any worse than my Eickhoff Fier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’m up by only ten… still early!

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: But I was up by 4 like two days ago.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And I’m up by ten points now *brushes off shoulder*

  45. jon says:
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    Flaherty lines up at home vs Tampa— stream… pickup and hold ROS?

    • jon says:
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      @jon:

      may have over spoke not Tampa its SD or Pitt… im grabbing

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nah, it is Tampa I think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try to stream

  46. MarvPesos

    MarV says:
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    Hey Grey,
    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS)
    Who you dropping to bring Trea in ?
    My Team:
    C – Wilson Ramos
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    SS – Xander Bogearts
    Mi- Tim Beckham
    CI – Justin Turner
    LF – Christian Yelich
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    RF – Lorenzo Cain
    Util- Justin Smoak
    BN –Ryan Braun
    DL – Trea Turner

    Also, do you think G Holland regains the closer gig ? This week and next week are essentially bye weeks so I have time to wait (if he isn’t, I’d be dropping him to bring Alex Wood in on Sunday)
    thanks bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Braun… I think Holland becomes the closer again

      • MarvPesos

        MarV says:
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        @Grey: even in a keeper league (I know we only keep 12) but you think hes done ? (Braun that is). I also have been holding on to Chapman and Betances, you think Chapman gets it back as well ? (clearly I have a problem with letting players go) ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, no, I wouldn’t drop Braun in a keeper, wouldn’t drop Aroldis either

          • MarvPesos

            MarV says:
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            @Grey: haha okay so who is my drop (from the team below, in a keeper) to bring Trea in from the DL
            My Team:
            C – Wilson Ramos
            1B – Paul Goldschmidt
            2B – Brian Dozier
            3B – Nolan Arenado
            SS – Xander Bogearts
            Mi- Tim Beckham
            CI – Justin Turner
            LF – Christian Yelich
            CF – Charlie Blackmon
            RF – Lorenzo Cain
            Util- Justin Smoak
            BN –Ryan Braun
            DL – Trea Turner

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cain?

              • MarvPesos

                MarV says:
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                @Grey: He’s my only RF tho, kind of a tough one, i’ll include my pitching staff below. I can leave Trea on the DL for a bit (ive got these two weeks off essentially). There are some good options on the wire as well (J. Polanco, S. Schebler (RF), T. Mancini, C. Santana (RF), T. Glasnow, D. Fister)

                this is my full team:
                C – Wilson Ramos
                1B – Paul Goldschmidt
                2B – Brian Dozier
                3B – Nolan Arenado
                SS – Xander Bogearts
                Mi- Tim Beckham
                CI – Justin Turner
                LF – Christian Yelich
                CF – Charlie Blackmon
                RF – Lorenzo Cain
                Util- Justin Smoak
                BN –Ryan Braun
                DL – Trea Turner

                Sp – Justin Verlander
                SP – T. Bauer
                SP – Carlos Carrasco
                RP – Dellin Betances
                Rp – Greg Holland
                P- Edwin Diaz
                P – Wade Davis
                BN- Jose Quintana
                BN – Gerrit Cole
                BN – Masahiro Tanaka
                BN – Jimmy Nelson
                BN – Aroldis Chapman
                DL – Alex Wood
                DL – James Paxton

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I guess drop Aroldis, you have no easy drops

  47. Chris D says:
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    Lay you wisdom upon me Grey:

    Arcia or Beckham for RoS and in a keep forever league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

      • Chris D says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always Sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. Fabsy says:
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    With Leake traded is Jack Flaherty a must add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, you can add him

      • Joel Huggins says:
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        @Grey: I just think it solidifies Weaver’s spot in the rotation. I don’t think Flaherty will start much in the last month if at all. But I’d still add him as a reliever.

        • Joel Huggins says:
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          @Joel Huggins: Of course the news is saying otherwise now. Very interesting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

          • Joel Huggins says:
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            @Grey: Although I just read an article where Mozeliak said they want to give their young pitchers a look now (starting their offseason moves now). Hopefully, Waino won’t come back.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, Waino’s young compared to Bartolo, so the sentence still works

  49. What do you make of Segura lately? He’s slipped a pretty awful month by me. If he doesn’t live up to the hittertron hype today in Baltimore, I’m thinking of trying Semien or whoever hittertron likes best that’s available.

    Speaking of hittertron, I’ve used that and streamonator (no thanks for 2 of the last 3 Matt Moore streams tho) to claw my way from 6th back into 2nd. The shit works!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Struggling, prolly will come out of it, but it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t move on if I had better options –I’d try Semien

  50. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

    Ramos
    Goldschmidt
    J. Ramirez
    Arenado
    Gregorius
    OF: Parra, Puig, Choo
    Util: Smoak, Segura
    Bench: Odor
    DL: Correa

    With Correa back Friday, who should I drop?
    Odor, Segura, Gregorius, Puig, Choo? (Could move J. Ramirez to OF).

    Also should I add Schebler? If so, who to drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor and Segura

  51. Brett says:
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    Grey, I have 2 questions:

    1. Drop one: Lamet, Luke Weaver, Godley, Straily, Fulmer, Rodon

    2. Can you rank: Herrera, Broxton, Cozart, Schebler.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Fulmer 2. Cozart, Schebler

  52. Mark says:
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    Safe-ish to start Robert Stephenson at home tomorrow vs the Mets? Marco Estrada home vs Baltimore? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Estrada

  53. Cram It says:
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    Bauer’s got an early lead! Hold my hand and hope for a Win and not a complete Whiplashing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right there with you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re like Jack and Rose

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I’ve never seen it. But have you seen The Ballad of Jack and Rose w/Daniel Day Lewis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, good?

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I thought it was really good. Classic, layered DDL performance.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ll have to check it out, I do love DDL

  54. tank1 says:
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    Is Odor still a keeper for next year? I have him for good value next year but also have a number of other good late round keepers – Betts, Lindor, Devers, Hoskins, Schoop, Smoak, A. Wood, Ray – that could make Odor expendable (we can only keep 5). If not a keeper, I am considering dropping Odor at this point for streamers/hot bats. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds expendable there

  55. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, j polanco to beckham? gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  56. Scott says:
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    Villar was cut in my 10 team league. He qual at 2b,ss,3b. I have one move left. Should I burn it on Villar? I have 1 2b, 1ss and 1 mi. I could use some more depth and sb. Not sure if he plays every day now. Maybe he can have a strong finish. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold your move

  57. Scott says:
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    Would you cut deshields for villar? I have him for sb but gomez and gallo are back now. Not sure how the playing time will shake out. Deshields sat yesterday with gallo back. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Save your last move

  58. dtbran says:
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    Pick 2 bats today Grey, thanks
    MA Taylor vs Conley (Mia)
    Odor vs Daylass Koochel
    Devers @ JA Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Taylor

  59. DonnieB says:
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    Starlin Castro or Margot rest of season? Either a good drop for Glasnow in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot — how deep the keeper?

      • DonnieB says:
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        12 teams and 8 keepers

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh, you can lose Castro

  60. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    NL only 10 team. OBP over AVG, total bases added.
    C lucroy
    1B freeman (3B)
    2B dejong (3B/SS)
    SS albies (2B)
    3B j.turner
    MI c.hernandez
    CI hoskins
    OF (4) thames (1B)/puig/braun/inciarte
    util (1) schebler
    BN peraza (2B/SS/OF)
    DL harper
    so peraza’s spot is harper eventually (hopefully, the news on royce from dusty didn’t sound good today). peraza getting jerked around on playing time now. drop for nimmo/la stella or another catcher for lucroy out of COL or off days (suzuki, might be starting daily now, iannetta) could even stream catcus jesus or ervin with this spot (7 moves per week)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Nimmo, at least he’s playing

  61. Cram It says:
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    Big dub for Bauer. Now go-go-gadget Verlander!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know! We should use our forces for good more often!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Right? I think we did draft a lot of the same players in NFBC. We could be on to something!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fiers killed me yesterday… Bauer helps today, but I don’t have room for many more of those Fiers type blowups, down to 2nd place, five points out after being tied before Fiers

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Ouuuuuch. I’m up to 2nd place, 4 points out. I could pick up significant points in ratios. My offense could still carry me even more, but I need my pitching to chip in, and NOW. I’m one save behind the guy in first, so there’s that too. And he could lose some points in a bunch of categories. It’s gonna be a close finish.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m bunched up in saves too, and benched Rodney (who got a save) to sneak in a two-start Fiers…. I need to maintain the torso in ratios, and need some help from the other guy faltering… Plus, I lost Harper… It might be tough, but I’m likely a 10 to 1 underdog at this point

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: I probably have a better chance of the other guy losing points. He’s more bunched up than I am. Not many teams are close to my 4.7 ERA ya know?

                Harper’s a blow. I lost Conforto. I’ll be checking in for an update. Still time to close those gaps…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, and I kinda lost Aaron Judge to suckage

  62. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Devers worth a hold or is he just another guy at this point? Really cooled off recently.

    • Favio Vasquez says:
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      10 team roto btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  63. jayrod says:
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    Grey, Streamanator loves Andrew Albers next start.. I was about to pick up Cotton, but both are available. Trying to chase wins and ks down the stretch.. lovely.

    Any insight or feelings towards either for a stream?

    Much love, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, surprised to see the Albers love… Man, don’t trust that at all… But don’t trust Cotton either, so between those I guess Albers

      • jayrod says:
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        @Grey: Ehhh its rough out here in AL only… Kyle Gibson looking real tasty and no one should ever say that…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  64. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Greetings Mr. Grey. 12 team h2h points league, are you dropping Ian Happ for Flaherty? Need an arm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • NoOneIsHome says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  65. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Grey!

    Thanks to your advise, I clinched second place in my big money h2h league! I essentially have two buy weeks and won’t have to actually play until September 11th. So for the next week and a half, not only am I hoping to get most of my team healthy (Harper, Paxton, McCullers on DL), but possibly make some minor changes to gear up for the playoffs. However, I am working with a budget for moves that actually increases when the playoffs officially start on September 4th. Add/Drops right now cost $3 and will cost $5 in the playoffs. My remaining budget is $49.

    So here are a few tweaks I am thinking about:

    1) Hold Greg Holland for now or drop for: Melancon, Brach, Minaya, McGee, Belisle, Lyons

    *Obviously risk the chance Holland rediscovers his slider and takes back the 9th inning. Could make a move now or just monitor the shituation.

    2) Hold Moustakas (OBP league) or drop for: Gallo, Suarez, Bell, Devers, Mazara, Kiermaier

    * Really leaning towards Gallo here. I had him right before he went on the 7-day DL and he was an OBP monster in August. Devers has gone cold lately, otherwise I would target him. Moose hasn’t homered in over 2 weeks.

    3) Hold Snell (NYY, CHC, @BAL) or drop for:

    McHugh (@LAA, SEA, LAA)
    Montgomery (NYM, @TB, @MIL)
    Flaherty (CIN, @CHC, @PIT)
    Davies (PIT, @MIA, CHC)
    Teheran (NYM, WAS)
    Bundy (@NYY, BOS, TB)
    Lamet (@MIN, ARZ, COL)
    Glasnow (n/a)

    *I’m more inclined to wait here unless any of these seem like “must owns”. I did my best to project the starts for these pitchers, but so much can change between now and then, especially the pitching schedule.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, hold for now 2. Uninspiring, but I’d hold for now 3. I’d line up Montgomery

  66. Smoooth Jimmy says:
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    I read everything you write, as my mom says you are my Danielle Steele.

    Dynasty ? Turner or Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! Trea? Him

  67. Daze says:
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    Another rough inning for Quintana
    Is he droppable for Flaherty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I wouldn’t

  68. mikestatic says:
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    Hey Gray. I am a lock for the playoffs in 2 weeks and really need pitching. Looking at picking up Flaherty or Junis since I dropped weaver a few weeks ago when he got sent down again. Who do I drop: Manaea, Taillon, Heaney, Richards, Bird, or Longo? Bird and Longo are on the bench at the moment but with harper out till the real playoffs possibly, Id hate to regret dropping them. Thoughts?? Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Lose Bird, go Flaherty

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