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As oft-misheard lyric is, “Eddie, are you okay?  Are you okay, Eddie?”  For those millennials who are reading, misheard lyrics were lyrics you thought you were hearing in songs before you could just Google, “[song name] lyrics.”  For 25 years, people went around singing, “I can see clearly now Lorraine is gone,” and were just happy to be rid of Lorraine!  R.E.M.’s It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine) was just a chorus and four minutes of jumbled words, and that…sounded…fine!  So, is Eddie Rosario okay, or is he just okay Eddie?  Yesterday, Rosario went 2-for-5, 4 RBIs with his 17th homer as he hits over .400 in the last week.  Some notes about Eddie:  he’s gone hitless in only two games in August; has five steals to go with the 17 homers; is hitting .303; has a .209 ISO which is tied for 56th in baseball; and now hits at the top of the order.  He should be grabbed in all leagues, and, I’m moving close to him becoming my 2018’s Max Kepler.  *inhales deeply*  Ah, the sweet smell of embarrassment.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Brian Dozier – 1-for-2, 3 runs and his 25th homer, hitting .260, and his 3rd homer this week.  Don’t sleep on Dozier in the 2nd half, even though The Dozier sounds like a French hammock you’d buy on late-night TV.

Miguel Sano – Hit the DL with a stress reaction in his shin.  His shins could hurt the Twins’ playoff chances.  Oh, inverted world, caring about the Twins is creepy.

Zack Greinke – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.16 vs. Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.99.  That’s a glimpse of a 2020 matchup when Greinke’s on and off waivers and Berrios is a Cy Young contender.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4 and his 27th homer, hitting .265.  To contradict Mary J. Blige, I do have time for the wham-bam thank you, Lamb.  So, gas me up, get me drunk and hit the skins and scram.

Brandon Drury – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  With the way balls are flying out of parks, and being in Chase for his home games, you really have to try to only hit ten homers.

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer as he was traded to the Dodgers on Friday.  Even though it seems like Kike should be fighting against righties, Grandy will get them.  Love this from a real baseball perspective.  For fantasy?  Meh, Granderson is a middle-of-the-order, occasional power bat that has somehow been mislabeled as a leadoff guy.  Oh, from the files of It Might Be Time To Stop Talking About How Joc Pederson Went 30/30 In Triple-A, Joc Pederson was sent down.

Yu Darvish – Hit the 10-day DL with back tightness.  Yu said, “Wait, my back feels fine–,” when the Dodgers’ acting coach, Dianne Wiest, said, “Don’t speak,” and put her fingers to his lips.

Cody Bellinger – Has a mild ankle sprain and sat out on Sunday.  Dodgers’ manager, Dave Roberts said Bellinger might miss a few games, then Roberts stole second base.

Clayton Kershaw – Will make a rehab start this week, and could return on September 1st.  Feel bad for the minor league hitters he’ll be facing in his rehab start.  Will be like in Little League when you face the ’12-year-old’ with a mustache.

Michael Fulmer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  Huge bounce back for Fulmer after an elbow-related DL stint that was sandwiched by two terrible starts.  That’s not a good sandwich like an Oreo, but more of a bad sandwich like Hydrox.  Accept no substitutes!  Fulmer gets the Jason Biggs Sox next time out and I could see trying him again.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer, and 3rd homer this weekend.  This shizz literally floors me every time I look it up, but, on our Player Rater, Upton is now top 12 overall.  Not for outfielders, for all hitters and pitchers.

Justin Verlander – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.96.  After the start, the fans gave him a standing ovation.  Always the gentleman, Verlander waived his trade clause to the fans.

Jesus Aguilar – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th and 14h homer.  I like to call Jesus, the son of Giancarlo.

Tom Koehler – Acquired by the Blue Jays.  I know what likely happened here.  I saw a Vice special about a slow-moving Y2K bug that has affected some computers 17 years later.  The bug causes some major league baseball teams to think it’s the Winter Meetings.  Merry Christmas, Blue Jays!  Oh, and Happy Hanukah to Kevin Pillar, the Blue Jew!

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4, 1 run as he played shortstop.  Are the Blue Jays trying get Donaldson eligibility to make him more enticing to me?  Very sneaky, cis(gender)!

Roberto Osuna – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, and his 8th blown save, ERA at 3.61.  If the Jays were playing for something, I’d suggest grabbing Ryan Tepera, who sounds like he should be battered but has been better than Osuna.  Though, I get the sense that the Jays will stay with Osuna.

Aroldis Chapman – Removed from the closer role.  If only Aroldis could hold onto the closer job like he does to his girlfriends, but how do you tie a closer job to a bedpost or lock it in the closet?  Some of you mentioned in my top 100 for the 2nd half that Aroldis is nowhere near the top three closers, but I thought his 1st half struggles would settle down, and, well, no, I was wrong, so that’s my b.  Aroldis will become the closer again; it might not happen until next March.  However, I wouldn’t drop him just yet.  Need to see how it plays out over a week or two.  Dellin Betances (got the save on Saturday) and David Robertson could split save chances in the mean’s while.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.99, as he was activated from DL.  Random Prediction Alert!  In October, A-Rod will say, “In August, CC came into Fenway and beat Chris Sale, and can do it again,” as A-Rod wears a raincoat, in Fox’s new feature, where A-Rod does color commentating while players shower.

Brett Gardner – 2-for-4 and a slam (20) and (16), hitting .256.  If you’re a finely tuned fantasy machine with Cheeto-orange dust on your fingertips and a prematurely balding dome, you’ll likely notice how gee-dee well Gardner is doing.  I mean, damn, Cousin Sweatpants.  20 HRs/16 SBs in the 3rd week of August?  Yes, please and thank you.

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners 0 Ks, ERA at 3.38 vs. Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.48.  “Hey, A-Rod here, and what these players don’t know is I’m inside their Gatorade bucket.  Oh, hold on, Hicks is coming by for a drink, I need to quickly whizz.”

Drew Pomeranz – Expected to return on Wednesday after leaving his last start with back spasms.  Or as the guy who lost his thesaurus would say, “His back is back so he’ll be back.”

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.24, as he returned from the DL.  Strasburg also returned to his hometown (San Diego) for this start.  Unfortch, the Padres weren’t as welcoming with a Wood/Hand combo, which sounds like Netflix’s The Keepers.

Hunter Renfroe – Sent to Triple-A because he was struggling.  Uh-oh, Renfroe.  Or as Scooby Doo would say, uh-oh, Renfroe.

Sean Newcomb – 5 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  Keep throwing BBs like that and he is going to shoot out someone’s eyes.

Brandon Phillips – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, three homers in the last ten games, and hitting near-.500 in the last four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Kevin Gausman – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.25.  Let him go, guys and five girls.  It’s just not worth it.  We’ll look at him again next year.

Cameron Maybin – Sat out for the fifth straight game with a knee injury, then pinch-hit and stole a base (22nd).  Now a DL stint can’t be backdated.  You’d think Maybin would know how the DL works by now.

Garrett Richards – Faced hitters on Sunday.  That puts his timetable at “getting shut down for another three months” about one month away.  For any GMs out there reading, this is how you ruin a career.

Cam Bedrosian – 1 IP, 0 ER as he pitched the 7th inning of a tie game, after coming into the 6th inning of Friday’s game.  The Sciosciapath is using Bedrosian as the closer, assuming he has amnesia and no idea when the ninth inning is.  Yesterday, Bud Norris (1 IP, 0 ER) got the save, but I’m not falling for that honeytrap again.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-2, 3 runs, and his 16th homer, and 3rd homer in the last four games.  Somehow, he’s a redheaded stepchild and a hot schmotato.

Jacob Faria – Hit the DL with “let’s limit his innings,” but the Rays are calling it an abdominal strain.  More like a strain of incredulity.

Jake Odorizzi – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.74.  Coming into this year, his home ERA was under 3.00 and almost two runs lower at home.  So far this year, his home ERA is 5.18 and more than a run better on the road.  Wouldn’t say he’s necessarily a Road Scholar.  His xFIP at home in lower, but his BABIP is higher, i.e., bad luck.  What’s that, 35 more words about Odorizzi than you ever wanted?  I’m edumacating you.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and three straight games with a hit since his return from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him Your Lineup” Department said, “I’ve received wrong number phone calls for this guy, but never Kevin Gausman.  Hmm…”  If you’re looking for a guy that gives you a little bit of everything with emphasis on little, grab Kiermaier.

Blake Snell – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (2 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  Most impressively, he hasn’t given up more than two walks in any August start.  Less impressively, well, have you seen his numbers?

Danny Espinosa – Released by the Mariners.  He’ll prolly get a $50 million contract with someone in about four years after he goes to Korea and sets home run records there.  “Spotted out eating bibimbap with Psy was Danny Espinosa from the Seoul Ofdasneakers.”  That’s a South Korean gossip rag reporting Danny’s every move.

Trevor Bauer – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50, and now a 1.63 ERA in August through 27 2/3 IP with 32 Ks.  Even goofy-ass Tito Francona couldn’t mess up Bauer by using him in relief only two days before this start.  Hard to dislike Bauer right now, even with his next start vs. the Sawx.

Danny Salazar – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.30.  I will give Salazar this, there’s so little middle ground with him.  He’s either terrific or terrible, Terry Crews or Terry I-Wanna-Kill-Him.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (20) and legs (9), hitting .266.  Somehow, Zimmer has 15 steals in 250 less at-bats.  Yup, no idea.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs, and his 45th homer, hitting .286.  In my quest to get close to Giancarlo and around a restraining order, I’ve come up with an invention.  A hula hoop that is exactly 500 feet in circumference.  I’m now putting together my sales team.  There’s a whole list of potential buyers in the sex registry.

Adam Conley – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.93.  This start came against the Mets, who have their eye firmly fixed on future years.  Hopefully for the Mets, those future years are still in the twenty-teens.

Jacob deGrom – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 1o baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  We should have a glossary term for an ace on a terrible team.  Please suggest in the comments.  Thank you.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 21st home run.  I thought he was in my Friday Buy, but he wasn’t.  What does this mean?  Josh’s name rings a Bell!  Hey now!

Dovydas Neverauskas – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.53.  He’s just a middle reliever on the Pirates, but he’s also the first Lithuanian-born MLB player.  The Pirates also had the first Indian-born and South African-born, too.  McCutchen better be careful if they get the first Somalian-born.  He’d no longer be the captain.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Holy shizzballs, this guy has sonavabenched me for four of his five homers.  What the eff in the effhole am I doing?  Rhetorical!  Or maybe not if you have a satisfactory answer.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.02.  All foolsies aside, what the eff happened to this young brother?

Boog Powell – 3-for-4, 1 run as he hits leadoff.  Don’t worry, I’m a cyclops with a monocle on him, so you don’t have to worry.

Jharel Cotton – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.63 vs. Brad Peacock 5 1/3, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  This matchup was billed as, “Peacock vs. Cotton:  The Hanes Underwear Challenge.”

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.01.  Stream-o-Nator has no love for McHugh’s next start, like Snoop said the Source Awards had no love for Death Row, but I’d start McHugh.

Marwin Gonzalez – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer to go with his 72 RBIs.  Not in this game, that would be a record though, barely beating out a game Bonds had in 2001.  At the end of the year, we’re gonna look back at everyone and y’all are gonna be like, “Damn, I was effin’ with Miggy for five months and I should’ve just owned Marwin Gardens from Mono-polly.”

Juan Minaya – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd save.  That’s two for Juan!

Joey Gallo – Left the game after colliding with Matt Bush.  Let’s hope Gallo recovers better than the last person Matt Bush collided into.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, and 3rd homer this weekend, hitting .223.  The average is poor obvi, but a 32 HR/15 SB season really isn’t that bad.

Carlos Gomez – Hit the DL with a shoulder injury that has been bothering him since 2014.  Delino DeShields (1-for-4, 2 steals — 23 and 24) will see an increase in playing time, which is overdue for about as long as Gomez’s shoulder has been barking.  Speaking of barking (great segue!), do I have to worry about my dog’s eyes during this solar eclipse?  Do I need to get Ted some solar eclipse glasses?  Is there a doggie helmet he can wear?  Am I okay because Ted has never looked at the sun in his life?  Seriously, Cougs is saying Ted can’t go outside for the entire day for fear he might glance into the eclipse and laser-fry his retinas, but what she doesn’t know is all I want to do is look at the sun.  I’ve never wanted to look at the sun before, why is my urge so strong now?  Why, Giancarlo?!

   
  1. Drew says:
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    Grey, in 1st in my league and made a trade for the stretch run. Wanted your opinion. I received Eddie Rosario, Will Myers and Sean Doolittle and gave up Joey Votto. Thoughts??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drew: Sounds decent

  2. Stumanji! says:
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    I physically cringed at the Gallo/Bush blurb. Best of luck avoiding lightning strikes today.

    Manaea went 6 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K @ Houston on Sat. Considering his last 3 starts had been a catastrophe, are you encouraged by the Quality Start against one of the best offenses in the AL or still discouraged by 2 more HRs allowed and only 2 K?

  3. Coldsooner says:
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    Jacob deGrom: Ace in the hole. (Acehole?)

  4. Trogdor says:
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    Bullets over broadway! In other news, the king of comedy just died. & now this eclipse thing. I’m staying in bed. And dropping gausman again. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trogdor: Sounds about right

  5. Greg says:
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    I like Arcia…have him. ..more than serviceable. Rank ros please, Arcia, Semien, Rosario, Albies.

    Also, last week I said. ..drop Pollack? You said for who? I’ll say, Keon Broxton. Cuz Pollack is in major funk. Already picked up Rosario, enjoying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: That rank looks fine — I’d hold Pollock

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the write-up!

    a. Want to know the definition of a mess? Having Juan Lagares as your leadoff hitter and Wilmer Flores as your clean up hitter. No clean up in the world could fix that mess!

    b. On the term for DeGrom on the aforementioned messy Mets…..the prize in the Cracker Jack box. Get it? The only reason why you buy Cracker Jack (or bought, does that still exist?) is for the prize! Dur, hence the prize in the Cracker Jack box, the only thing of worth in the box or on the team.

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 21

    Michael Burnett (talking to his team on Rambo’s boat): ‘As bad as these people are, they will eventually lose. They can´t keep it up against a united front. They can´t. l mean, time alone will tell, but in the meantime, We just have to help hold it together. l mean, just the other day, l read… Excuse me. Sarah, where are you going?’

    Sarah Miller: ‘To talk to him.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘Well, he probably wants his privacy.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘Michael, you shouldn’t ignore him. -He’s helping us.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘-He’s been paid.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘He didn’t take anything.’

    Sarah Miller (to Rambo): ‘Thank you, again, for doing this. Really. From all of us.’

    [Rambo nods his head in acknowledgement]

    Sarah Miller: ‘lt’s like the same view goes on forever. lt’s so empty out here.’

    Rambo: ‘lt just looks that way.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘You know, you never told us your name.’

    Rambo: ‘-John.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘-John. -Lived here a long time?’

    Rambo: ‘-Long time.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘-Where you from?’

    Rambo: ‘-Bowie, Arizona. Small place.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘What´d you do there?’

    Rambo: ‘Worked horses, mainly.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘-Why´d you leave?’

    Rambo: ‘-l got drafted in Nam.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘-Long time ago.’

    Rambo: ‘-Long time ago. Lot of years.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘And you just stayed?’

    Rambo: ‘lt´s complicated.’

    [Yeah, like Rambo’s relationship status with this character, Sarah Miller]

    d. Hope you had a great weekend.

    e. Thanks a million for the Nicky D buy advice!!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Better them than us, am I right? B. Hmm C. Nice! D. You too! E. Delmonico!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        a. Did you check your bank account? I searched for ‘Rhys’ in the search engine as instructed.

        b. Have exactly 6 working days left before I go on holidays for 2 weeks! Stressful to get everything done before I go. Ack! Need to watch Andy Samberg imitating the character Cathy from the newspaper cartoon ‘Cathy’.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. He’s there, by $20 withdrawal B. Nice!

  7. DrEasy says:
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    Ace of Debase?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: Ha, not bad, will run it by Rudy

  8. Brain Dead Hurler says:
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    The shins references were a thing of beauty

  9. newbvic says:
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    Bush jab got me right in the feels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @newbvic: It’s not bad to feel sometimes

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        From what I’ve heard

  10. Scott says:
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    Would you cut luis castillo who has been good for McHugh? Castillo appreaching an innings limit probably. I am looking for wins and QS. Castillo only went 4 innings vs Atlanta yesterday but had 8 K. Thx

    • Scott says:
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      Or wait and use Castillo for his next start vs pit on 8/26? The problem is Mchugh next start is 8/25 @ LAS. Thanks

      • Scott says:
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        Mchugh at angels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Castillo’s next one sounds better

  11. Mike in Busan says:
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    Hey, Grey!
    Is it crazy to start Delmonico over Conforto this week?
    H2H categories league, btw.
    I’d scout Espinoza in the KBO for you, but I think I may be leaving before next season.
    Also: I have to sit one of the following: Beckham, Devers, Schoop, Odor, DeJong. Leaning Beckham, but it’s so hard to choose. Too bad none of these guys are OF eligible.

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      Not crazy at all. Don’t be afraid to sit your studs if your research and hunch leads you in that direction. Delmonico has a weeks load of matchups v RHP. 6 to be exact. I’ve done the same thing with a downward spiraling Mookie Betts and it’s paid dividends over the past two weeks with Thames and last week Cargo filling in. You’ll be criticized by some of the people on this site who worship at the altar of ” start your studs no matter what”. I’m sure Christopher Columbus was criticized as well. That’s what happens when your ahead of the curve. The price you pay for making a bold call when everyone else is playing it safe. Go for it. I hope it works out for you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike in Busan: Not crazy — You can’t leave Korea, you’re our KBO scout! Yeah, Beckham

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: Ha; thanks, man. Rolling the dice with an OF of Rhys, Bro Xton, and Little Nicky!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

  12. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Would you drop Wellington Castillo for Mike Zunino? Castillo is great when he plays, but he only really plays 2-3 times per week.

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        @Grey: Thank you. I am in first with 3 weeks remaining and my roster is as follows:

        C – Castillo
        1B – Encarnacion
        2B – Chris Taylor
        3B – Bryant
        SS – Bregman
        OF – Blackmon
        OF – Stanton
        OF – Bellinger
        UTIP – Judge
        UTIL – Devers
        B – Carlos Santana

        I do have another question: I asked to keep 2 (first year keeper and he’s only letting us keep 2, maybe 3) you said Bellinger and Bryant. You still think that way? Bryant is a jo brained, but Bellinger over Devers? Bregman? Judge?

        My question on top of that is, if it is keep 3, which 2, then 3 Would you keep

        Thank you Grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Bellinger, then Judge too

          • TarmanGotHim says:
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            @Grey: Grey, 1 more thing. Miggy is on the wire, available, no waiver claim needed. From my roster above, would you drop anyone to take a chance? He’s been hitting a bit better if late (I assume Carlos Santana)?

            Thank you kind sir.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can try him if you want, I just said to drop him about a week ago

  13. Bbboston says:
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    Is it possible Revere supplants Maybin, given DL issues for Maybin?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Bbboston: maybin pinch hit last night he may be back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bbboston: It’s possible, but what peacecoast said

  14. Mike says:
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    E-Rod v CLE today. My guts says not to start him and my heart says not to start him. Wanna make sure I’m not off I’m my thinking. Final week before playoffs and I’m trying to head into them with a strong showing this week.

  15. SteveNZ says:
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    Ace of Scrubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: Nice! Will add it to list

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Rudy has poor taste in glossary items, but I’ve gotta say the SON has really turned into something – seems like it has really hit its straps this year. must have a really solid chunk of data to work off now.

        in the ol’ H2H I’ve been relievers only since forever, but drafted starters this year, I have only had C-Mart and Cole as regular guys, using SON for the rest, and I’ve got the best ERA in the league – and it’s not like my relievers are all that either.

        Nice work, SON! (and Rudy).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you really don’t veer on the dollar values — like, “Well, this guy is -$2 but he’s been good so I’m starting him,” it’s on it.

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: I start Cole and C-Mart everywhere (and have paid for it sometimes) and I do allow a little extra for the fact that we’re 14 teams so I might start a $0 guys sometimes, but I’ve been really impressed. Kuhl and Montero this past weekend just the two latest examples.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I think if you’re holding guys all year, you just start them — the ol’ start your horses thing — but streamers you have to be strict about starting them

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: More humblebrag…

                I’m in first! OK, not so humble. But not bad considering I drafted Miggy, Odor, Story, and Trumbo in the first 6 rounds and JBJ by the 10th…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Odor’s been okay! ugh

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: Oh, don’t get me wrong about Odor – the power has been great, but was looking for a bit more of a rounded contribution from my second pick. Though come the end of the season his record will probably look pretty good.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, I hear ya, he’s been garbage for huge stretches, no excuse for him, but 32/15 isn’t all bad

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: On a given day I’m only rostering 4 guys that I actually drafted! I’ve hit on Bellinger, Taylor, Devers, Pham and Schleber this year :-)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice!

  16. Greg says:
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    Acey Deuchey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: Funny, but doesn’t fit

  17. Zeus says:
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    It’s funny because Bush killed someone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Nearly

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Zeus: the dude Bush hit lived and even forgave him

  18. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Ace of Base-ment!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Maybe I’ll finally make it to the glossary!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve think you’ve done it, Rudy liked yours the best

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Heyo! Rudy, let me know where to send you that check!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: *Shakes fist at sky* Rudy!

                It’s Late Boomer all over again!

                #shittacos #neverforget

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha — Ace of basement is good, tho, c’mon

                  • DrEasy says:
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                    @Grey: Wish I had thought of it. I was so close with Ace of Debase! but this is much better.

  19. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    damn shame upton decided to figure out baseball just in time for me to only own him in 2 leagues (last year it was probably 6 or so). still got one dynasty with him though, and i think he was part of a trade to get principle blackman in another dynasty, so at least that’s working out.

  20. jack says:
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    You’ll never convince me Odor is having a good season!

    Rizzo having 2B elegibility finally gave me the excuse to drop f**ing Odor, man.

    • Lubey says:
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      @jack: the amount of times I’ve thought of dropping odor this season has been unreal, but I’m staying true to the roughest of all odors

    • Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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      @jack: 21/10/20/3/.260 the last 30 days…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack: 32/15 season is ownable, even with a .225 AVG

      • Humm Baby says:
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        @Grey: Odor has been money on Sundays, which is big in H2H leagues. Every time I think of sitting him, he goes for 2 HRs. I’ll keep thinking about it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keep thinking on it!

  21. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop Souza for Hoskins?

    • mthom42 says:
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      @TOGMAN: Hoskins

    • tony says:
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      @TOGMAN:
      i’d hold souza in a redraft.

  22. Milarky says:
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    I asked Friday which closer to bench this week out of Osuna, Knebel, Doolittle, and Giles – and I got a lot of great feedback from goodfold2, and b the esq. Having said that, Osuna pooped the bed last night (though had TWO called strike-3s dropped which didn’t help). Thinking maybe he’s the guy to give a rest to despite having better matchups then some of the others?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: Could see benching Osuna

  23. Still still not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Getting a bit desperate for HR as my grip on first is slipping. Should I start any of these guys short term over Smoak and Justin Turner?

    Nicky Delmonico
    Luis Valbuena
    Mike Napoli

    • Still still not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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      also, start Jimmy Nelson against the Giants this week? Benched him last week but I had a rough week on the mound: Greinke, Salazar, Gausman(since dropped) and Lester (who I just traded for) all got ripped.

  24. Shank says:
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    Need to pick up a catcher in an obp league my options are Suzuki, Chirinos, Barnhart, Gomes,Vazquez.

    • Chucky says:
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      Going Chirnos myself. A weeks worth of facing no nothing SPs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shank: Agree with Chucky

  25. dude says:
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    Who do you like most ROS – Melky, Grichuk, or Scooter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dude: Scooter

  26. peacecoast says:
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    Hey, neverauskas what Dovy das in the bathroom for so long with his iphone. New fav name.

    Ozark finished up strong son. Next I start Line of Duty or The Americans again.

    In a race to win my league. It is a very tight race. When the season is over I will miss you greyling. WHat do you do in the offseason anyway?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Recap the season, prepare for new season, mostly diddle around — Watch Line of Duty!

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: do you post on the forums? who will I discuss my TV watching experiences?

  27. akowale2 says:
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    Great stuff as always! Looking for a lottery ticket for most home runs rest of season, who you got between JD Martinez, Bellinger, Devers, Hoskins, Conforto, Gallo, or Gallo? Thanks!

  28. Jbona3 says:
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    Ace on a lousy team/Jacob deGrom: Butter (f)Ace

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jbona3: Ha, nice! Will add it to the list

  29. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Start E. Rodriguez ($-11.7) today @ CLE? I know SON hates it but wondered what humans thought. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: I don’t think it’s good

  30. E says:
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    Would you own Hildenburger or Norris? I lost 2 closers at the deadline and now Chapman…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Norris

  31. Scott says:
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    Pick 2 for ros: shark, Roark, mchugh. Thanks

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Scott: I think you did.

  32. peacecoast says:
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    sp rajai rajai rajai. only starting against lefties. only two lefties coming up next week. maybe he gets a pinch running SB or two? you still holding him?

  33. Five-On-One says:
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    DeShields or Margot? Margot’s insanely hot stretch seems to have ended, and DeShields is playing nearly every day and stealing bases.

  34. mthom42 says:
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    It’s been a long week a waiting the birth of my first born and now I’m gettting ready for the playoffs. Here’s my rotation (H2H pts) Sitting anyone? All home starts…

    Rodon MIN
    Skaggs TEX
    Samardzija MIL
    Nola MIA
    Heaney TEX
    Weaver SD
    Moore MIL
    Maeda MIL
    Porcello BAL
    Skaggs HOU
    Nola CHC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mthom42: Early congrats! I’d start them all

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Also, would you rather Wacha TB or Straily @ SD? SON says the latter but I’m thinking Wacha?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Straily

          • mthom42 says:
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            @Grey: Thanks! Hoping he’s still on waivers when I get pick him up

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  35. John says:
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    C Castillo
    1b goldy
    2b odor
    Ss segura
    3b rendon
    If Hanley
    Of springer, inciarte, Broxton,Mazara
    Util semien, Cesar
    Bench pujols

    9×9 league any changes here’s waiver options
    Amed, deshields, Kepler, kiermaier, Jorge Polanco, winker, choo, Trumbo, happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Depends on needs, DeShields or Trumbo over Pujols, depending on needs

  36. Auntie Pfa says:
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    Ace on a bad team = Golden Dookie

  37. Johnny says:
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    Ouch on that Matt Bush comment. Also in regards to Bauer I highly doubt he is the type to get messed up by a relief appearance. He was always from the line of thinking that throwing more is better for your arm, not worse. He does like 300 pitch bullpens and stuff. I am actually surprised they haven’t done that more and it is something I’d keep my eye on now that he is throwing like an ace.

    What are the odds Stanton is the 2nd hitter off the board next year? Trout then either Goldy, Stanton, Altuve, or Harper, it has to be right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnny: Stanton could be if he gets to 55 HRs, but I doubt it, other players are more rounded in stats

  38. Steeve says:
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    Rosenthal of remplacement and my last change, most saves ROS: Claudio, Belisle, Norris, Minaya?

    • Chucky says:
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      Treinen if he’s there if not Claudio

  39. Nitro says:
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    Buxton or Phan ROS

  40. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    What up Grey!

    Nice call on Odor last week – he has been on fire!

    Need 2 huge weeks to make the playoffs. I’ve included all my bats as I need to get this right:

    Grandal -C
    Bellinger – 1B
    Odor – 2B
    Dejong – SS
    Arenado – 3B
    Conforto – OF
    Benintendi – OF
    Hoskins- OF
    Devers – Util

    Bench: Jose Ramirez, Duvall

    Do I have the right lineup or would you make any swaps?

    Thanks!

      • Matthew Macdonald says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey hey, Grey.

    I should tell you that I appreciate your handsomeness today.

    I’m streaming Skaggs today ($14.7), but unsure about Rodon hosting MIN ($10.2). Any thoughts? I kind of like a strikeout pitcher against a potentially watered-down lineup in game 1 of a doubleheader and SoN obviously like the start, but this dude’s burnt my streaming efforts in the past.

    Also, should I drop my Mahtook? Last time he 0-fered, I dropped him and he went off again.

    Love yas!

    Oh, also. Ace on a bad team = A Phantom Menace

    • sportivetricks says:
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      @sportivetricks:

      PPS- I know you are meh on him, but I love me some Michael Brantley. That said, is it time to stop holding him since Francona said he’s resumed baseball activities, but is still wearing the little booty thing?

      LOVE YAS!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: I’d stream Rodon, drop Mahtook

      The Phantom Menace was the worst one in a good series, so opposite, no?

      • Sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Right right on PM. I was thinking less about the film context and more about an Ace SP whose menace illusory. Damn, my bro reads INTO shit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Deep diving this shizz!

  42. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof for this week only, Oh or Robertson?

    Happy eclipse day!

  43. Steve says:
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    Albies, Piscotty, Kiermeir, Aguilar… please rank top 2, will drop the other 2 for streamers. Need OBP, SB, RBI

    14 team h2h. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Kiermaier, Albies

  44. Mr Baseball says:
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    George Springer Hou and Hyun-Jin Ryu

    OR

    Starling Marte Pit AND Willson Contreras

    Which side would you want in Keeper League Grey thank you

  45. Justin Ralph says:
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    Drop Gallo for DeJong, Suarez, Baez, Broxton, Beckham or Tim Anderson? I like the Gallo HRs but the .200 BA is tough to deal with. Plus he really got crushed by Bush last night.

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Ok I will! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. Mike in Busan says:
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    A waste of Ace, perhaps?

  47. peacecoast says:
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    so hittertron has leurys garcia pretty high up for the next week ($17). Would you drop parra, mtaylor for him?

      • Chucky says:
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        Would you bench Mookie for Leurys Garcia? Yeah that Mookie.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Chucky: Nope. But I’m well aware of your disdain for Mookie.

  48. hitman004 says:
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    Pham or Hoskins ROS?

    • hitman004 says:
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      Scratch that. Buxton or Hoskins ROS?

  49. Scott says:
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    14 team league. Nova or sabathia ros? Nova has been good up until all star break with no K. He has looked more like the Yankees version lately. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Neither? Nova

  50. Chucky says:
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    Ian Happ has a sweet schedule this week. Does he get enough ABs to make it worth a lineup slot instead of I dare say Betts? Sat Betts last two weeks and replaced with Thames and Cargo, yeah that Cargo. Paid off nicely two times. I’m not adverse to benching Mookie again. No SBs in a month ain’t cutting it. Baez , Zobrist and Happ splitting playing time might not be enough for Happ’s usefulness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: I’d start Betts

  51. Paul says:
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    Hi Grey

    Great stuff as always.

    I’m trying to make up 75 points in the last week of my points-based league and take the title. Any thoughts on Chris Stratton and his two starts this week? Is he a risk worth taking? I’m 90 points ahead of 3rd place and trying to decide if taking a risk on two Stratton starts (over 1 start out of Robbie Ray) is a risk worth taking.

    Two start pitchers are gold in this league as they can score a ton of points. I got burnt rolling the dice with Banda last week so I’m a bit gun shy at this point.

    I’m leaning towards rolling the dice with Stratton but thought I’d poll the crowd to get more input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: I’d start Ray

  52. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, a few questions please:

    At 2B in my points league, would you pick Albies, Forsythe, Neil Walker, or Drury? Walker possibly seems to be sitting against lefties, but I’m not 100% sure how the Brewers plan to use him. Drury also doesn’t seem to be starting every day (although hard to tell exactly).

    At SS, Mercer or Amed Rosario this week? Mercer (R) faces A Wood, Brock Stewart, R Hill, Ryu, Stephenson, Castillo, Bailey. Rosario faces T. Walker, Corbin, Godley, Ray, Scherzer, Strasburg, Gio.

    Lastly, which THREE would you start this week:

    DeGrom (@WAS facing Scherzer)
    Nelson (@SF facing Samardzija)
    Samardzija (vs. MIL facing Nelson)
    Hendricks (@PHI facing Pivetta)
    Maeda (vs. MIL facing Woodruff)

    Thanks a lot for the advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @asdfasdf: Logan… Amed…. deGrom, Nelson, Maeda, bunch of good starts here

  53. Mr Glass says:
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    Would you risk starting Sal Perez in a weekly league im 5th and 5 through 7 is tied so I’m not sure if it’s worth the risk

  54. Not your average Joe says:
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    I have three adds left this week and an empty roster spot. Who should I add from among the following: Estrada, Hammel, Hoskins, Villar, Mazara, Hicks, J.Bell? Should I make any other add/drops too?

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Smoak; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Freeman; SS – Machado; OF – Merrifield, Duvall, Melky ; Util – Pham; Bench – Souza; DL – Correa
    SP – Severino, Wood, Taillon, Salazar, Chacin, Corbin; DL – Cueto
    RP – Holland, Greene, Doolittle, Vizcaino, Bedrosian

  55. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Solar eclipse doode, solar eclipse! Everyone in Washington State was driving south to Oregon to watch it, so my wife and I decided to head up to Victoria for a couple days. Preeetaaaay sweet up here #lookingforjobsthismorning. You da poop!

  56. TomToms says:
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    Should I drop Ozzie Albies for Kole Calhoun?

  57. Drop Gallo for Fowler? Could use the avg right now and it doesn’t look like Gallo will come back anytime soon? Other bats avail Suarez, Wong, Maz, Bell, Broxton, Kepler

  58. Cale says:
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    I hate to get all mathy on you, but the circumference of a circle is the distance around it. If the circumference is 500 feet and you were standing the middle of the hoola hoop, you would only be 79.62 feet away from the edge (2 x radius x pi = circumference).

    You would need a hoola hoop with a 500 foot radius, assuming you’re always going to be standing in the middle of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cale: Don’t even have a protoype yet, that’s why we need you on board the company!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cale: “You would need a hoola hoop with a 500 foot radius, assuming you’re always going to be standing in the middle of it.”

      We need! You’re project manager!

      • Cale says:
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        @Grey: Is this like a shark tank thing? Do I get to ask for 75% of the company for a $50 investment and my expertise?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We need to brainstorm on percentages

  59. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Glossary term: Cy Dung

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: or perhaps…..

      Stud Nothin’

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Chicken Dinner:One more.

        Last action Hero

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I’ll add to list, but these sound bad… He’s still good, his team is not

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I was thinking about the first two as well.

        Last Action Hero, though. The hero of the last place action.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  60. baseballing says:
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    Hi Grey, my H2H-points team is playoff bound so I am thinking of making the following trade. This is a keeper league where we get to keep 2 players each year, and Bellinger would have been my best keeper by far. League is NL-only by the way.

    I give up Bellinger (10th round keeper) for Votto (not keepable), D. Murphy (could keep in 4th round), Corey Seager (could keep in 3rd round). I really hate to give up Bellinger because he is one of the best keepers in the league (if not the best), but at the same time this would be a big upgrade for my playoff chances. Thank you in advance

  61. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Ace Bandage

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Add it to the top brah!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ended up on bottom of the list, but Rudy reads each one carefully

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: Ha this might be too obvious for Rudy’s taste

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He preferred Ace of basement

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: Bastard

  62. John Schwind says:
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    Need an extra OF for e final week and playoff run. Span or Granderson?

    Grandy is a better buy with the sexy robot named HitterTron, however Span seems like a Schmotato and could get more rips…

    …thoughts?

  63. woodzler says:
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    GarbAce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @woodzler: Thought that was Grabace at first, like grab-ass… Not sure it works, but will add to list, you deserve the opportunity to shine!

  64. Zeus says:
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    Points league playoffs. One start nova at cin or 2 start Skaggs or Stratton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: What are the other matchups?

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: Skaggs home vs Tex and hou
        Stratton home vs Mil and Ari

        So blowups are possible

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Skaggs

  65. Bill says:
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    What’s everyone in weekly leagues doing with Nelson Cruz? Servais said yesterday he doesn’t want to start him in any of the 3 games @ATL, limiting him to pinch-hitting. Still a start or look elsewhere for this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Depends what is elsewhere, but likely bench him

      • Bill says:
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        @Grey: Elsewhere would be Judge in this case, who’ll probably go off for 4 homers this week if I bench him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start Judge

  66. lwomack58 says:
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    I’m carrying maybe one too many closers.

    Who would you drop-Diaz, A. Miller, Greene, Robinson or Oh. Already have Jansen and Doolittle who are no drops.

    My starting pitching is decent, but with Max out I could use a streaming spot.

    Thanks

  67. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    ROS – Thames or Kiermaier?

    Thanks!

  68. Michael says:
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    Grey,

    I am currently starting the following:

    Turner
    Altuve
    Lamb
    Blackmon

    Because I have 3, 2 start pitchers this week (Davies/Morton/Urena) I only have room for one more hitter…. who would you use of the below (only get points for hits, not BB or Steals)

    Pollock
    Murphy
    Granderson

    first two seem to be slumping, granderson seems to be hot and with a week full of righties.

    Michael

  69. peacecoast says:
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    delino is a good source of SB now, esp with gomez on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  70. Curious George Springer says:
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    I’m terrible at these glossary terms, but I will give it another go.

    One man wolf pack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ace of basement!

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I see the sign now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  71. Ace on a terrible team? Marilyn Munster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Funny, but ace of basement!

  72. The Baconator says:
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    Buxton or Thames this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

  73. Auntie Pfa says:
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    Ace on a bad Team – Wasted Ace

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ace of basement!

      • Auntie Pfa says:
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        @Grey: I saw the sign.

        • Auntie Pfa says:
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          @Auntie Pfa: i mean all that he wants is another baby

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  74. GregJeffries says:
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    1) Better keeper for next 3 years – Harper or Altuve?

    2) Who would you rather keep next season – Pollock, DeJong, MoistAssKiss, Shaw or Odor?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Altuve 2. Odor

  75. Five-On-One says:
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    Sit three from the following:

    Albies, Alonso, DeShields, Margot, Gyorko, JBJ, Moncada, Arcia, Hoskins.

    Thanks.

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Five-On-One: Albies, DeShields, Gyorko, but depends on needs.

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Fogimon: Needs? all five categories, but especially AVG and SB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada, Albies, Alonso

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: I thought Alonso, too, but then I looked and he’s been pretty hot the last week — has a homer, .474 OBP and .647 SLG. Bradley has been pretty much all singles lately. that said, you’re the man, and I’m just a monkey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t sell your monkiness short!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Five-On-One: Margot, JBJ, Moncada. if just for today, I would probably start Moncada over Albies, since the White Sox have two games today.

  76. John says:
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    Starting lamet @miami or drop so I actually have a chance of winning whip lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  77. Bobbi Morris says:
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    SON loves Skaggs vs Texas (Hamels) today but what is your opinion? Do you think he is a good stream?

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Bobbi Morris: Is he (Skaggs) off the bereavement list? His grandfather died and he has been away from the team all weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  78. Fogimon says:
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    Ace on a bad team is like a big fish in a small pond

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Fogimon: Ace of Basement will be one of the best terms you have in there

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Fogimon: trying to think if there is a term for the best looking chick in an ugly group of hags. Only one I came up with is ‘opportunity’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ace of basement!

  79. peacecoast says:
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    have to drop a MR (holds league). Devenski has come back down to earth and is almost bad now. Nicasio is iffy at times. Jose Ramirez (ATL) has a lot of holds but is least owned. Archie Bradley doesn’t seem to get many hold opps. WHo to drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  80. Scott says:
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    Do you think deshields plays everyday ros? Gomez on DL for a week. Gallo probably going on dl now too. Gallo has mostly been playing OF. Maybe banister should have stuck with deshields. He could be a better version of Hamilton if he was given the proper chance. He has a .354 obp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  81. Michael DePinto says:
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    The most incredible thing about the Scosciopath is that the Angels are playing for a wild card. I get experimenting when you have nothing to play for but to use your best reliever so early in these important games is almost insane.

    I dropped Bedrosian this morning as I just don’t have the patience to deal with this lunatic. Once he turned back to Norris yesterday I was like “peace I’m outta here”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, totally

  82. Cram It says:
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    Ace of Spayed?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Okay Ace of Basement won already, I see.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ace of basement!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Ace Of Scrubs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s solid too, ace of base is just funnier

  83. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Sorry for so long but I assume the more info the better.
    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) – 30 moves max a year (no streaming, only have 10 left), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.

    Tanaka is coming back this week so who would you drop to bring him in ? Also, Trea Turner has been sent to assignment and we’re still ways away, but who would you drop to bring him in (Beckham?). I’ve included the Waiver below just give you an idea who’s available and if you see anyone I should scoop up.

    Waiver:
    Hit – E. Rosario, C. Spangenberg C. Sanatan, T. Anderson, J. Polanco, C. Granderson,, D. Deshields, J. Kipnis, K. Calhoun, W. Castillo, E. Gattis, W. Ramos, T. Flowers, R. Martin, M. Zuzino
    PIT – M Foltynewicz, C. McHugh, R.A Dickey, P Brdiwell, M. Leake, M. Moore, J Zimmerman, A. Cashner, R.A. Dickey, B. Snell
    RP- Z. Britton, AJ Ramos, F. Rodney, D. Robertson, B. Hand, S. Dyson, B. Brach, A. Vizcaino, Ziegler, Neris, Norris

    My Team:
    C – EMPTY
    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- Ryan Braun
    BN – Ian Kinsler
    BN –Justin Smoak
    DL – Trea Turner

    Sp – Alex Wood
    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 – Justin Verlander
    BN – Jimmy Nelson
    BN – Aroldis Chapman
    DL – Masahiro Tanaka
    DL – James Paxton
    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler for Tanaka — Beckham for Trea

  84. stu says:
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    Which 3 pitchers should I start? (h2h points)

    2 start Rodon: MIN, DET
    2 start Morton: WAS, @LAA
    Stroman: @TB
    2 start Taillon: LAD, @CIN
    Salazar: KC
    Quintana: @ PHI

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, Morton, Quintana

  85. jon says:
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    stream Davies @ SF today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  86. Robby says:
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    Drop Hand for Betances? I need SV’s in the worst way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  87. Grey Matter says:
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    Ryu could get two home starts during our league’s opening playoff week…versus DBacks and Rockies. I would love to add him but not sure who to drop.

    SP – Kershaw, Noah, Verlander, Severino, Lackey, Corbin, Morton
    RP – Holland, Melancon, Viz, Treinen

    I usually roster three RP but it is no sorting itself out yet.
    Hold and hope to grab him later or plunge now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold and grab later

  88. jon says:
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    deshields or Broxton ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  89. Dave says:
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    Good idea to stream Urena and Straily tomorrow vs Philly? Seems like a nice double header for the Marlins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        Would you still stream both Straily and Urena tomorrow in a league with QS instead of wins? Mattingly had very very early hooks with both pitchers last week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey:
            Which one is better to start today? Straily or Urena?

            • Wilson says:
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              I meant tomorrow, not today.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Straily

  90. peacecoast says:
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    pls rank for faab: broxton, leurys, wilmer, kier

    p.s. Grey don’t look at the sun today k

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need to look!!!

      Brox, Kier

  91. Nehocstu says:
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    COTSS; Cherry On The Shit Sundae

    …and yes, animals are smart enough not to look at the sun!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keeping Ted inside just in case…. Going with Ace of Basement

  92. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Do to multiple DLs, I need to drop Brantley.

    Should I add, Melky Cabrera, Josh Bell Or Broxton?

    C – Realmuto
    1b – Encarnacion
    2b – Schoop
    3b – Arenado
    SS – Segura
    OF – Thames, Dickerson, Mazara
    UTL – Daniel Murphy
    DL – Branley

    SP DL – Yu, McCullers, Faria

    Or should I drop Mazara and add (Cabrera, Broxton or Bell) and go with no bench?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop brantley

  93. mikestatic says:
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    Hey Gray. Need steals and runs for weekly 12 team 5×5: Start 4: D. Santana, Hoskins, Granderson, Haniger, Deshields or Spangenberg. I would need to drop one of these guys to pick up Deshields, whos the drop? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

      • mikestatic says:
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        @Grey:

        Start semien 6: @Bal (3), Tex (3) or spangenberg 6: @StL (3), @Mia this week at MI?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Spangenberg

  94. Stumanji! says:
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    Drop Villar, Hicks, or Parra for DeShields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  95. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Happy Monday!

    Start Sal Perez (return Tue or Wed supposedly) or Wilson Ramos for the week?

    Also pick two weekly SP from E-Rod (@Cle, Bal) Peacock (@LAA), S Gray (Sea), Weaver (SD), and Samardzija (Mil)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos…. Gray, Samardzija

  96. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Tron question . . . are you starting hot-streak Keon (-$9 tron, [email protected] [email protected] including Wood, Darvish) over Tron recommendations Harrison ($10 – 4 v LAD including Wood, Hill, Ryu but then [email protected] against terrible guys) or Nick Williams ($12 – 4 in MIA 3 CHC, mostly bad pitchers)?

    Looking for .266+ average.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Broxton

  97. Steve says:
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    1.Start 3 this week:
    McCutchen, Pollock, Devers, JD
    Need OPS, HR, SB

    2. Cozart, Semien or Beckham at SS?

    3. Beckham or Kinsler at 2B

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not Pollock 2. Semien 3. Beckham

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. baseballing says:
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    Hi Grey, to update my trade question from before–would you ask to switch in Conforto (10th round keeper) instead of Votto? Votto would probably help me more this year, but Conforto as a keeper might soften the blow of losing Bellinger next year. Or is the downgrade from Votto to Conforto not worth it this year? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re trying to win this year or you’re not, I’d prefer Votto

  99. Greg says:
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    Wasted Ace ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ace of Basement!

  100. tony says:
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    what to expect from harvey if he comes back healthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing

  101. Jason Morgan says:
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    Strasburg and one start at home vs Mets or Rodon and two starts (home vs MIN and DET)

    This is a points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  102. mike says:
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    Rosario or Buxton??
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  103. joeg414 says:
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    Need a Batty Call for today : 5×5 mixed
    K.Marte vs Gsellman
    A.Cabrera vs T.Walker
    J.Polanco vs Rodon
    A.Gon vs Cole
    Pinder vs Miley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  104. MikeZ says:
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    Can you rank Ian Happ, Yuli Gurriel, Marcus Semien ROS? 12 team 5×5 roto…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien, Happ

  105. henncoop says:
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    Is Skaggs back from bereavement & going to get his 2 starts this week?? Anyone have some intel on this??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard about him missing his starts

  106. Hugman says:
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    Oh Jesus…

    The Matt Bush one. Way harsher than my Addison Russel one a while back.

    • Hugman says:
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      @Hugman: But, to be clear, a good one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, a lot of Matt Bush support in the comments today, didn’t know he was such a hot button topic

  107. henncoop says:
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    1) Stick with Albies or drop for Wong, Walker, J Polanco, or Peraza,

    2) Deshields over Pham or Margot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, I’d hold 2. Pham

  108. Nightmare! says:
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    Mchugh or Folty ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  109. Steeve says:
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    Morton or Lamet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  110. Curious George Springer says:
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    Start two of these guys —
    Tim Anderson (2 games at home vs. MIN (Tim Melville and Dillon Gee) — .788 OPS over the last 7 days)
    Kyle Seager (@ATL (Foltyniewicz) — .334 OPS over the last 7 days)
    Chris Davis (at home v OAK (Chris Smith) — 1.118 OPS over the last seven days and a homer yesterday)?

    I’m planning to continue to keep Seager on the bench. agreed?

    Thanks!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Curious George Springer: I could start Seager over Chapman, too, I guess. He’s facing Wade Miley @BAL and has a .656 OPS over the last seven days. Chapman has the platoon advantage, but he’s had a large reverse platoon split TY.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d go Seager over Chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Seager

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: You don’t think Tim Melville is an ace?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, who?

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Grey: That’s who the Twins are rolling out to face Anderson and the White Sox. I’m a Twins fan, and I’ve never heard of him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I knew, was joking… Never heard of him before today tho

              • Curious George Springer says:
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                @Grey: once again, your humor proved to be elusive and preeminent.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  111. darkness says:
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    shoulda gone with Ace of Sharts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  112. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a 12 team keep 7 forever (+$3/yr) keeper, which side do you like? 2018 values listed…

    $4 Wood + $6 Healy OR $11 Devers

    If I took Devers, keepers would be a ton of great bats (cheap Goldy, Blackmon, Bellinger, Just Dong, Devers) plus 2 of $3 Sonny, $4 Godley, $10 Ray, $15 Schoop, $3 Beckham.

    Partially thinking about whether Wood will put up a season remotely close to this one next year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re in Glossary too! Big day, Duda Want…

  113. Your Mom says:
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    I made the playoffs and I am getting rid of Miggy.
    Who do you like, and in what order?
    Thanks, you da men.
    Meffifield
    Chris Taylor
    Tim Beckham

    • Your Mom says:
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      @Your Mom:
      Merrifield not Meffifield

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merrfield, Beckham

  114. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (3) SP: deGrom, Severino, Lynn
    (2) RP: Knebel, Ramos
    (4) P: Hand, Betances, Ryu, McHugh
    (6) Bench: Familia*, J. Gray, Morton, Corbin, Chacin, Skaggs

    (2) DL: McCullers

    1) Would you still add Bauer considering his next two starts vs. BOS (-7.8), @NYY (-6.5) and if so, who should I drop? Should I drop Ramos now assuming Familia will be back hopefully very soon anyway? Or drop one of my rostered guys on the bubble:

    Skaggs vs. TEX (14.7), vs. HOU (5.2)
    Lynn vs. SD (15.7), vs. TB (-1.1)
    Morton vs. WSH (10.7), @LAA (1.0)
    Corbin @NYM (0.6), vs. SF (7.7)
    J Gray @KC (-8.2), @ATL (0.2)
    Chacin @STL (-5.3), vs. SF (3.8)
    McHugh @LAA (-3.6)
    Ryu @PIT (-0.6)

    2) I’m looking so possibly use my 6 weekly adds for streamers so who gets cut as well from above (assuming Bauer was an add over someone else above) for a streamer spot and which 6 streams are actually worth using this week?

    8/22
    Urena @PHI (-13.5)

    8/23
    M Moore vs. MIL (11.2)
    Fiers vs. WAS (6.3)

    8/24
    Eickhoff vs. MIA (-4.2)
    Bauer vs. BOS (-7.8)

    8/25
    Conley vs. SD (1.7)
    Odorizzi @STL (-4.1)

    8/26
    Cotton vs. TEX (6.3)
    Newcomb vs. COL (3.8)
    Snell @STL (2.1)
    Castillo vs. PIT (1.5)

    8/27
    Folty vs. COL (-0.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bauer over Gray 2. Moore over Chacin, Fiers over McHugh, but these other streamers are not good starts

  115. FrankGrimes says:
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    F u derek holland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Cole too! Why do I keep buying into him?

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @FrankGrimes: WTF? What the hell happened? He was sailing along!

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            That cuz you’re so money.

            Odor hit .370 last week.
            You called Price.
            You even was first to say adrian Gonzales was
            Done and soon as LA put him on shelf they went like 50-12… damn son!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Like a baller!

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @SteveNZ:
            Grandyman can hit Slam! LoL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t own him this year, haven’t missed him

  116. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How’s it going? Great write up.

    Question, the team im facing round 1 of the playoffs is closer happy.. he has about 9 closers but can only start 6 at a time. I have 5 closers and thinking of dropping a SP to grab either Minaya or Familia. What are your thoughts on both? Do you think familia regains the closer role by week 23?

    Who would you drop to add one of them?
    JA Happ, rodon, godley, Hendricks, Morton

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Familia is 2 weeks away from being a closer… Morton for Minaya

  117. Alex says:
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    You like Hoskins or Bregman to finish the season? Trying to maintain a lead in runs and gain ground in RBIs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

  118. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    due to sociapathing drop bedrosian for oh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  119. AwT says:
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    Love a good play on words, but I’d call the ace on a bad team a Nolan. 1987 and the NL Cy Young pretty much sum it up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, thought of him

  120. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    go back to albies over marte (SS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  121. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP h2h league limited moves

    1) Gearing up for the playoffs and I’m already dealing with numerous DL’ed players (Harper, Paxton, McCullers) and now have Bellinger rolling his ankle (should hopefully be back Wednesday) and Gallo breaking his nose and experiencing concussion symptoms (back who knows when). Limited moves ($3 a move until playoffs, $5 a move in playoffs out of remaining $58 dollars), hold Gallo and play down a man until he is back or drop for (OBP in parenthesis):

    Merrifield (.320), Rosario (.342), Buxton (.308), Hoskins (.383), Mazara (.339), Broxton (.309), Margot (.307)

    Top 2 options would be appreciated!

    2) Hold Bundy after his start versus OAK (SEA, TOR, @CLE) or drop for:

    Teheran COL, @PHI, TEX, MIA
    Snell @STL, @CHW, MIN
    Lamet @MIA, LAD, STL
    Chacin @STL, SF, LAD
    Berrios @CHW, CHW, @TB, @KC
    McHugh @LAA, TEX, @SEA
    Newcomb COL, @CHC, TEX, MIA

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merrifield, Hoskins… hold Bundy for now

  122. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    $8.3 Thames @ SF (samardzjia) or $13.7 Rosario @ CHW (giolito)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eddie

  123. ty says:
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    What up G… Need to make a push asap…1st place out of reach but 2nd 3rd up for grabs seeing I’m only 5pts behind them. 5×5 12team pts league….I have guys like Dickerson and Trumbo who aren’t doing shit. I have guys like Rosario, Buxton and Mazara on my WW. Need help with all Counting stats. I have Trout, Pham, Conforto and Merrifield already rostered and I just need some match up plug and play for down the stretch. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux and Rosario over both

  124. hal_incandenza says:
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    Oh, just enough breadcrumbs for me to not miss the reference in the Sano blurb. If not for the Garden State, I may not have gotten either end!

  125. Stevey says:
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    Best pitcher on a losing team:

    Charlie Brown
    Cobra Commander
    Ace in the Hole
    AWOL – Ace With Only Losses

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