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True story, I was minding my own business in my backyard recently — mowing the lawn, wiping my brow with the bottom of my shredded Hulk-a-Mania t-shirt, sipping a real super cheap beer.  Just being at one with the sun that Al Gore hasn’t yet taken from us, and bronzing my calfs because they look better bronze, when I got to thinking.  Not super deep thinking like if I were a sushi chef, I’d make a maki roll with hamburger and Doritos and call it an “Eye roll.”  Just surface level thinking, and it hit me.  How rare is it that a guy is top five for fantasy value on our Player Rater and he doesn’t have one insanely huge game all year to warrant a lede.  That was the case with Paul Goldschmidt, before yesterday.  Then, as they say, Au Shizz went shizzy all up in Rizzy’s hizzy — 3-for-4, 4 runs, 6 RBIs and his 23rd, 24th and 25th homers, and now hitting .320 on the year.  This should finally put him on top of the Player Rater for the first time all year, after sniffing the Judge’s robe for the first three months of the season, in the number two slot.  And there were people who didn’t want to draft him in the top three spots in the preseason.  Haha, oops.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Drury – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer.  He stopped being an everyday player at some point in the last month.  Funny, because the guy who replaced him sounds like what you drank too much of that made you say, “Drury.”  “Do you know why I pulled you over?”  “No, officer.”  “You swerved across two lanes back there.”  “Oh, sorry, I was picking up Drury.”  “Whoa, Slurry McSlurrstein, step out of the car.”

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.42.  The switch of leagues has changed things for him, because, since the trade, he’s giving up runs mostly to NL hitters.  You fell for the trade to NL hype, didn’t you?  The Cubs got a pitcher he must be much better now hype?  The new scenario hype?  I got rhetorical questions, y’all!  With interleague play so prevalent, changing leagues doesn’t change much.

Willson Contreras – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homers.  Hopefully Joe Buck doesn’t verbally orgasm all over Contreras this offseason and jinx him like he did to Schwarber.

Matt Garza – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  The Brewers have nearly a whole staff (minus Nelson) who are doing much better in real life than they have any business doing.  Garza has a 4.77 xFIP, that would be around the 15th worst in the majors if he qualified, but he doesn’t qualify because not only is he bad, but he can’t even stay healthy.

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  The previous home run was a pinch hit homer, and he doesn’t play anywhere near every day.  By the way, six of his homers have come vs. the Cardinals.  Not a conspiracy nut, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Pope owns Jesus on a fantasy team.

Michael Wacha – 4 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.66, but pulled for a pinch hitter after four innings in a one-run game because Matheny wears the cologne, Desperation by Krusty the Clown.

Adam Wainwright – Expects to return on Sunday.  This is big news for 2008 fantasy throwback teams.

Chris Taylor – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  You know what kind of year Taylor’s having?  The year the Dodgers and fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) were expecting from Forsythe.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.33.  You know what kind of year Wood’s having?  Kershaw’s.  Only half kidding.  As the ladies like to say, my lower half is the joke.  While you wait for Wood to get injured, he’s not getting injured.  Cust kayin’.

Julio Teheran – Expects to make his next start.  Teheran rises again!  Ptooey on Sgt. Slaughter!

Sean Newcomb – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners (7 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.61.  Scouts say there’s something here to be excited about, but I’ll be damned if I’ve seen it.  Beginning to think Newcomb was a waste of money and I should’ve stuck with pomade.

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  C’mon, someone ask if they should pick up Albies.  I’m fiending to tell someone to grab him!

Michael Fulmer – Hit the DL with ulnar neuritis.  Oh, cool, no big deal.  It’s in his elbow….And panic!  Honestly, I have no clue.  The Tigers’ beat writer says Fulmer needs to rest, and Tigers are hopeful DL stint won’t be a long one, which is code for Tommy John surgery.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .279.  How antithetical to everything we know about Upton has he been this year?   Usually he’s top five in the league one month, and bottom five the next month.  This year he’s so okay.

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer, a leadoff homer.  Kinsler’s family saw the leadoff home run and were like, “What’s the rush?  You have to get back in the car and go home already?  You just got here.”

Chris Tillman – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.10 through 15 starts!  Can we check to make sure *uck Showalter is watching the games with his eyes open and isn’t wearing those open-eye glasses?  Tillman shouldn’t be pitching is about as obvious as the nose on Jon Niese’s face.

Tim Beckham – 3-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .271.  Gonna have to look at Beckham hard this offseason.  On the surface, I feel like there might be more here we haven’t seen yet.

Kendall Graveman – 2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.96, as he was activated from the DL.  Billy Beane on the treadmill, turns to Jonah Hill, “Still too early to judge the Josh Donaldson for Graveman and Lawrie trade.”

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .242.  C. Delores Tucker should put an advisory sticker on the Giants’ lineup.  How dare they put a Posey under a Belt.  That is profane!

Ryder Jones – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He’s plugging a hole right now, so it makes sense he’s hitting in the two-hole.   Jones played 3B yesterday but the Giants are talking internally about going to Sandoval.  They’re speaking internally about it, because if they say it aloud people will laugh.

Nick Williams – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Maybe that schmotato glimmer is aglow again, but recently he went…What’s cooler than being cool?  Ice cold!

Kole Calhoun – Expects to return today from his hamstring injury.  Either way, I expect him to run on it gingerly.  Hehe.  BECAUSE HE’S A REDHEAD!  Sorry.

Jason Kipnis – Expects to return on Sunday, and says his hamstring hasn’t been an issue.  Thank you for your subscription to Men’s Health.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .272.  Now has two homers in two games, and on pace for around 25/12/.275 and feels super underwhelming, right?  I mean, an MI shouldn’t have to do more.

Corey Kluber – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  Every year it seems to be the same story.  Imagine how good Kluber’s numbers would look without the less-than-stellar April.  If you’re not setting an iCal right now for May 1st of next year to buy Kluber, I don’t even know you.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  Yankee fans were screaming at him, “A Quality Start?  What a bum!  We coud’ve got that from Luis Cesna, or whatever the f*ck his name is.  What is he, a plane?  I got a cousin that thinks he’s a plane.  My family calls him Delta Burke.  A real nutjob.”

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer, hitting .271.  Gary tried to pick up Gray, but they needed to scramble for more nurs.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 29th homer, and 4th homer in the past three games.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but if you need power, tell Tom Petty, there’s no reason to wait.

Alex Claudio – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 5th save.  Rips up losing tickets, throws them in the air and walks towards the exits.  I give up!  Claudio’s the closer again?  Then why did he pitch almost three innings the other day and enter the 8th inning two days ago?  S’s and g’s?

Rafael Devers – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd home run and 3rd pants-gasm Prospector Ralph has had in the past week.  Devers will be in this afternoon Buy column, which is admittedly bizzonkers.  How is he not owned in all leagues?

Mookie Betts -1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Mookie Best!

Rick Porcello – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER vs. the White Sox, ERA at 4.70.  Okay, okay, not good, but I hear from Red Sox fans he’s being unlucky, so there’s a chance, right?  Hey, at least he doesn’t have to give back his Cy Young.  Unless he does.  Does he?  Because he’s really not good.  Can they take it back and give it to Verlander still?

Avisail Garcia – Cleared for dry swings.  The pitcher version of this is dry humps.

Nicky Delmonico – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs with his 1st home run.  Nicky Delmonico?  Does he know Sal Romano’s mother?  Who the eff– *looks at his minor league stats*  So, I hear he’s good on defense.

Steven Souza – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  I’ve been blowing the horn on Souza since the first week of April.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .365.  Not only the best 2nd baseman in baseball, but might be the best pure hitter, and easily the best guy to sit behind at a movie.

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.24.  Last time I said McHugh was back, today, I say further proof.

Trevor Cahill – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 7.27 on the Royals, which lowers his road ERA a tad from when he was on the Padres.  Kidding, but not by much.

Brandon Moss – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homers, hitting .210.  Damn, that would’ve been a sweet batty call.  Wouldn’t have woke up feeling regretful in the least.  Though I prolly would’ve put on my underwear backwards and not realized it until later in the day.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  When you hit 18 homers in a shortened season one year, it was cute.  It’s not cute anymore, Danny Boy.  The waivers, the waivers are callin’.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Can still get to that magical (for him) 27 homers, but really needs some get up and go.  Or maybe just a bit of the love his mom sends Corey.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-5 and a homer, hitting .281.  Wanna guess how many home runs he has on the year?  If you own him, you might want to turn your head or move to the next blurb.  He has 11 homers.  Not bad.  Dot dot dot.  For James McCann in the month of April!

Mark Reynolds – 1-for4 and his 23rd homer, hitting .284.  For not one second have I thought about dropping him all year.  At times, I’ve wanted to drop Benintendi like his name is Benafflecki, but not Reynolds.

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 25th homer, hitting .330.  If the Rockies make the playoffs, does Chazz Noir get serious MVP consideration?  He should, and not just because he’s the human version of Ebony & Ivory.  “You are black, and I am Chazz Noir.  You are weak with your bat, and my home runs travel far.”

Starling Marte – 3-for-5, 3 runs, hitting .254 with two homers and seven steals on the year.  Not bad (if this were April 12th).

Chad Kuhl – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.53.   Stream-o-Nator loved this start yesterday.  Okay, not loved as much as admired.  (Liked?)

Sal Romano – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  After his subpar game, he received a call from his mom who was being touched up at an Art of Shaving.  She said to him, “Sally, why da ya notta pitch betta?  Your mudder worries bout ya so.  You eat ya Polly-O string cheeses I sent?  Ya always liked dose!”

   
  1. FrankGrimes says:
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    Au F’n Shizzzzz!!

  2. mUshi says:
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    Hi. 20 team h2h keeper.
    Which side: bregman/j.mccann or semien/schwarber?
    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @mUshi: Bregman

      • TheOne says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        If you dont listen to Jef you will be a failure with 1 capital F

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mUshi: Agree with F

      • mUshi says:
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        @Grey: thanks. How about bregman/nelson/j.montgomery for braun/nunez/manaea?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nunez side

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @mUshi:

      Hey is that avatar pic is a real shirt?
      I want one.

      • mUshi says:
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        @FrankGrimes: got the avatar pic from the net. I want one, too lol

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @mUshi:
          Damn you mushi!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            On phone, what is shirt of?

  3. Mike in Busan says:
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    Albies or Jeff Bannister’s managerial skills?

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Grey: That’s a city in New York, I’ve read about it

  4. Mike in Busan says:
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    Oh, and I love the Romano blurb after you and Halp had a go at all the Asians of the world on the podcast.

  5. iifish says:
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    Hey Grey, Happ or Healy ROS? Also Happ or Healy for 2018?

  6. Mike in Busan says:
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    Oh, and do you think DeJong done shmotatoing?

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: whaddya think, 1F, drop DeJong for Gallo if I also have Semien and Albies? Winker also available.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Mike in Busan: If you need power but Gallo will kill your other stats.

          • Mike in Busan says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: ain’t that right

  7. TTRA1N says:
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    Cubs trading away Eloy Jimenez not looking real smart right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TTRA1N: Will only matter if they win another championship

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the write-up, man! Chock full of all kinds of nuts and chocolate!

    a. It rained cats and dogs here last night. It was something between a tropical storm and a depression. Sad was the storm wasn’t even foreseen by my MSN Weather app. I think even God has foresaken these parts!! Now we are totally locked in, airstrip is wet so no flights can land and all roads out are blocked because of the massive amount of water in those large crevices that block the road. Fortunately I chew a clove of garlic every time I have lunch it has really saved my health so need to go anywhere for medical help! Lower case yay!

    b. Just as I drop for the aforementioned cold snap, he gets hot again! Gonna stick my head in the oven.

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 4-6

    [The game continues as Russian helicopters are fast approaching the village. Rambo wins the stupid game. Russian helicopters shoot on the village killing many including Uri. Rambo manages to shoot down one Russian helicopter.]

    Afghan named Masoud: ‘Now you see how it is here. Somewhere in war, there’s supposed to be honor. Where is the honor here? Where? We are taking the survivors to the border. Are you coming?

    Rambo: ‘I’m going to the fort.’

    Afghan named Masoud: ‘Have you not seen enough death? Go. Go while you can. This is not your war.’

    Rambo: ‘It is now.’

    Afghan named Masoud: ‘So be it. You are a good friend. [Speaking foreign language]’

    Musa Ghani: ‘I will show you the way.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘I will go, too.’

    Rambo: ‘No. You go with them.’

    Afghan boy soldier: ‘They kill all my family. I want to fight.’

    Rambo: ‘Not with me. You go. Go on.

    Musa Ghani (to Afghan boy soldier): ‘[Speaking foreign language]’

    Musa Ghani: ‘Why must you do this?’

    Rambo: ‘Because he’d do it for me.’

    d. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Great Rambo quotes, “I’m going to the fort” pure gold

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Old School Brother: Feliz!!!!!

        Love ya, man. Thank you much.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Old School Brother says:
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          @Ante Galic: love ya too Ante, have a good weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Your breath must be kicking! C. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        Thanks, man.

        Question?

        Start J-Ham over…..

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Josh Hamilton?

          • Old School Brother says:
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            @Grey: Hambone?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mmm…

  9. Greg says:
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    What if I traded Arenado for Goldschmidt….

    • TheOne says:
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      @Greg:

      Before you go crazy over Paulies game last night, look at his second half numbers each of the past 4 years then compare them to Nolans. Theyre still 2 long months left

    • Grey

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      @Greg: It’s fair

  10. Great Bambino says:
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    Semien or Albies ROS?

    Thanks!

  11. scythe says:
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    Wonderful write-up Grey!

    1. Drop W. Castilo for J. Lucroy?

    2. Drop Peacock or L. Castillo for J. Gray?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scythe: 1. Lucroy 2. Meh

  12. Mike says:
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    As always, great read!

    I’ve got a slight lead in ERA and WHIP. I’m confident with starting E-rod v the white sox. However, I’m nervous trusting nova, who’s at home against the Padres. Your thoughts on starting Ivan?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Have to start him against the Padres or you shouldn’t own him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks! Agree with F

  13. breadnbutter says:
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    Ozzie Albies or Troy Story?

    • Lt says:
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      @breadnbutter: Troy Story is Seth Smiths favorite kids movie…
      oh shit! Sorry everyone

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Lt: Ha!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Lt: Haha

  14. Sully says:
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    Who to drop for Bregman? Albies, Moncada, Rosario, or Domingo Santana? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Sully: Rosario

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: SACRELIG! I would drop Albies.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @mcmi11ions: I know, it pains me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sully: Agree with F

  15. Rob says:
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    Albies, or returning Cozart from DL?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Rob: Albies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Cozart if actually healthy

  16. Eppy Epperman says:
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    Albies or Kinsler?

    Excellent!!

  17. Vmem says:
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    Drop Justin Turner for Devers? Turner has been high avg, but dull otherwise.

  18. Alex Sutara says:
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    I was praising Au Shizz with that first bomb. Til I checked the stat line this morning and saw the magnificence he put on for me.

    I can’t lie, I’ve thought about dropping Marky Mark a few times, and offered him as fodder in trades even more often.

    I’m happy to ride the ship out though. Played him and Bregman over Devers last night but all that will be solved now that Breg is SS eligible.

  19. Mike in Busan says:
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    Albies or Albee?

  20. Great write-up as per usual , Grey! ROS Kintzler (more team opportunities, butt Dusty) or Treinen (less team opportunities, butt not Dusty)? Thanks all! Happy Friday!

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @zombie: I’d go with Treinen if you need saves. Dusty is just as likely to go with Doolittle over Kintzler as he was to go with him over Madson. But what do we know? It’s Dusty. Which is really the point, right?
      (Full disclosure, I’ve been playing “guess who the Nats’ closer is” since that trade was made, and I currently own Doolittle, so call be biased if you will, it’s probably true)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @zombie: Kintzler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zombie: Treinen — Thanks!

  21. Scott says:
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    You mention Cespedes only having 11 hr which is only 2 less than Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera has played in 32 more games. If my math is correct, Cabrera is tied for 42nd in hr by first base eligible players in yahoo this year. And i have stuck with him like a dumb a$$ because i keep saying that he will get hot eventually. It is August and my season is over with.

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Scott: If it makes you feel better I never dropped him either, but Schmoak starts for me while Mig rides my bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: No one’s saying Miggy’s been good

  22. Alex says:
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    Bregman has been on fire. Is he an add over Polanco, Moncada, Merrifield?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Alex: yes

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Alex: Over any of them

      • Alex says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Dropped Whit. Thanks guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree with others

  23. Bob Sacamano says:
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    Our keeper league trade deadline is August 19th and this year I had to trade Goldschmidt because I’ve had him for 5 years (it’s a rule in our league). I don’t know whether to take this as a beautiful departure (the trade goes through Saturday) or as an Au Shizz scorned :(

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Bob Sacamano: In my keeper NL only where I have Goldschmidt we’re allowed to hold onto someone forever, paying a 1 round inflation cost each season. The other rule is if you pick up a FA and keep him, then he costs a rd 10 pick going into next year.

      Goldy’s rookie season someone dropped him, so I grabbed him as a FA and I’ve had him ever since. Next season I’ll get him in the 4th round. Syndergaard will be a 17th rd pick for me. Strasburg is 13th.

      This post serves no other purpose then to toot my own horn.

      Oh… Sorry for your loss. Try to remember all the happy times you had with Au Shizz

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @mcmi11ions: That’s a mighty nice horn yer tootin there

      • Bob Sacamano says:
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        @mcmi11ions: That’s the same reason I had him for 5 years – someone dropped him & you can keep for 5 years in my league if it’s a pickup (only 3 if you trade for/draft them).

        Thanks for the condolences, lol

  24. The Mighty NegaDucks says:
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    Great write-up Grey!

    Keeper league question:

    My Bryant for his Freeman and Wood?

    How do we feel about Freeman’s wrist ROS and going forward?

  25. sick reference bro says:
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    Thanks as always bud.

    I am wondering if its time to drop Jackie Bradley Jr. in my 10 team OBP league. There are guys like Keon Broxton and Melky Cabrera out there.

    Also, wondering if anyone here like EROD or Conley tonight. Thanks as always.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @sick reference bro: Bradley can be dropped for Keon if thats your best option…I’m starting both tonight

      • Adam Magerman says:
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        @Grey: Conley vs. braves and EROD vs. white sox

        gracias

        • Grey

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          I wouldn’t mess with either

  26. Brad says:
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    Start Garcia in Cleveland tonight or no?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brad: I wouldn’t

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brad: Agree with F

  27. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great writeup. FYI There are two pop-up ads that make it very difficult to post on an iPhone since they redirect you to other pages

    Anyways in a shallow 10 team mixed h2h redraft league , how do you rank moncada , Amed, lorenzo Cain, Gallo rest of season

    THanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Cain, Gallo, Moncada

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: stop hating Rosario

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @mcmi11ions: Hate Hate Hate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Ugh, I thought I got rid of those ads… I’m not putting the ads up, companies I deal with are without my consent… I will try to get them to remove them…. Agree with F

  28. Just Busted says:
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    Yahoo, H2H, 5×5, 12 team

    with Trea Turner o the DL and coming back soon, Bregman on my team, and Semien on waivers, time to drop Story?

    Still waiting on sings o’ life

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Just Busted: Redraft or Keeper league?

      • Just Busted says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: neither, just a standard, one season

        • Just Busted says:
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          @Just Busted: hahahah, sorry, I read to fast, redraft. I thought you asked “rookie or keeper” my bad!

  29. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    I’m overloaded at CI, how do you rank: Devers, Bregman, Franco, HanRam ROS?

  30. Daniel mansoor says:
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    Morning Grey! Was hoping you could gimme some advice on this trade. Guy offered me wil Myers and manae for upton. H2h points league. I just aquirwd trea for Giles and picked up Greene. This is my team.
    Bellinger
    Marwin
    Bregman
    Devers
    Harper
    Cruz
    Jd mart
    Upton
    Thames
    On bench amed russel villar TREA CORREA!

    Lester archer Salazar berrios faria J gray erod clevinger McCullers
    Wade Davis and Greene.

    Was thinking of bulking up my staff for the playoffs. Any advice you got would be greatly appreciated.

  31. Brian says:
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    16 team 7×7 h2h dynasty that uses OPS and hits. I’m on the cusp on the playoffs, 6 games out currently but my offense has been under performing this year making my team very inconsistent week to week. Started a rebuild last year that proved to be more rapid that expected and made the playoffs and advanced to the semis. This year I sold off a bunch of young assets to make a charge to the top. Hasn’t worked out great (CarGo, Lemahieu, Edwin). Currently lineup is flowers, edwin, lemahieu, story, machado, thames, polanco, carlos gomez, CarGo, Mazara. bench is xander, matt adams, morales. Been offered mccutchen for mazara. Should I keep building for future and hold onto Mazara or go for the more productive player this year hoping he gives a jolt to my offense?

    Thanks.

  32. Steeve says:
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    Rosenthal or Greene? Keeper thx

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Steeve: Ken

    • TheOne says:
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      @Steeve:

      Rosenthal. Watch him pitch this year and it will erase any doubts. Whatever was going on last year he has completely figured it out and back to being borderline elite

  33. Robert Glade says:
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    A couple of ROS questions

    Pick up T Beckham and drop which ( if any ) of the following: T Anderson, Spangenberg, Merrifield.

    Pick up Micheal A Taylor and drop which ( if any ) of the following: Rajai Davis, Buxton, Peralta, Merrifield.

    As always thanks in advance .

  34. Old School Brother says:
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    Claudio Claudio he’s our man, if he goes multiple innings, then Leclerc can!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Old School Brother: Ha, liked LeClerc better when it was a French dubbing of Kevin Smith

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Grey: A day in the lives of two relievers named Alex and Jose as they annoy fans, discuss movies, and play hockey on the Ballpark in Arlington’s roof.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, and discuss oral sex

  35. Gator says:
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    Chris Taylor is having a better year than guys like Odor & Boegarts. At 26 and in his prime is this a career year or a true breakout season? Where does he rank for 2018? Top 50? 75? 100? What’s the early 2018 projections for Devers? Top 50? 75? 100?

    • TheOne says:
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      @Gator:

      Taylor is completely over performing and his good numbers are being driven by inflated ISO and ridiculous BABIP. His contact rates are terrible and so is his K rate. His walk rate is ok but not good enough for a hitter with those contact and K rates. Dont be a sucker to this guys inflated numbers. He is at best a 260-270 hitter. Sell the hype to someone else.

      Btw Boegarts is having an off year but Odor is just overrated and just not that good. I did the mistake of overrating that guy and drafted him and it bit me in the ass. If you look at his month to month splits last yr, he puts up the same underwhelming stats month to month but over 6 months the counting stats look good on paper. He might have one month were he will get lucky so his season stats MIGHT look a bit better. That and hes a terrible base runner, his SB% is terrible. Hes ok in roto leagues if you forget about him and just leave him in there. Maybe combine him with a guy like DJ.

      Just my 2 cents.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @TheOne: Did someone pee on your Frosted Flakes this morning?

        • TheOne says:
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          @Gator:

          Taylor is completely over performing and his good numbers are being driven by inflated ISO and ridiculous BABIP. His contact rates are terrible and so is his K rate. His walk rate is ok but not good enough for a hitter with those contact and K rates. Dont be a sucker to this guys inflated numbers. He is at best a 260-270 hitter. Sell the hype to someone else.

          Btw Boegarts is having an off year but Odor is just overrated and just not that good. I did the mistake of overrating that guy and drafted him and it bit me in the ass. If you look at his month to month splits last yr, he puts up the same underwhelming stats month to month but over 6 months the counting stats look good on paper. He might have one month were he will get lucky so his season stats MIGHT look a bit better. That and hes a terrible base runner, his SB% is terrible. Hes ok in roto leagues if you forget about him and just leave him in there. Maybe combine him with a guy like DJ.

          Just my 2 cents.@mcmi11ions:

          Why? Because i gave the guy sound advice? Go verify everything i mentioned and see if im lying. Seems like it upsets you that i actually know baseball

          • Old School Brother says:
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            @TheOne: Did someone pee on your Frosted Flakes this morning?

            • Theone says:
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              @Old School Brother:

              Maybe. Did someone serve you a poop sandwich?

              Gator asked a great question. Why don’t you give us your opinion on whether this is Taylor’s career year or a true breakout season and why?

              Lol Gray gets to be funny because he actually knows his baseball

              • mcmi11ions says:
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                @Theone: We’re busting on you. Unless someone really did pee in your Frosted Flakes this morning. Then you should probably get new roommates.

                Have fun and lighten up.

                • mcmi11ions says:
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                  @mcmi11ions: Since you asked though (and I’m not doing this to be a punk) I did mozy over to Fangraphs and I agree that his BABIP is stupid high, but I also see a guy that is being more selective with pitches, hitting the ball to all fields and not hitting those stupid infield flys that plague weak contact hitters or overzealous power hitters. Is he going to be this good going forward? I dunno. His avg will probably come down some, but there isn’t any reason to say that a change in approach didn’t bring all this on. Wouldn’t be the first time.

                  I like him, you don’t. Enough said.

                  • Theone says:
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                    @mcmi11ions:

                    See now we’re talking! Great response!

                    Its not that I don’t like him, hes just over performing and it wouldnt be fair to him to value him at his current numbers. His skill set number just arent good. I would ride out his hot .400+ BABIP ROS and sell when I see 1st sign of slump. I can easily see this guy hitting 220 rest of way.

                • Old School Brother says:
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                  @mcmi11ions: Lighten up Francis

      • Gator says:
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        @TheOne: appreciate the feedback. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gator: 100-120 on Taylor; Devers is 75-100

  36. jwo71974 says:
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    I just dropped Taillon but in looking at steamanator there aren’t many good options in the coming week. Would you stream him against SD in a 10 team roto league?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @jwo71974: Anyone not on the Mets is streamable against the Padres.

  37. peacecoast aka the lead greysciple says:
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    kiermaier, hicks, mtaylor all coming back from DL soon? do you like any of them? really could use SB. drop grichuk for any of them? also have mallex for SAGNOF

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

    Drop R. Martin for C. Vazquez?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @TOGMAN: Catcher question! Go sit in the corner and think about what you did. Also, since when do Catchers get QS?

      • TOGMAN says:
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        @mcmi11ions: what are you the razzball police?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TOGMAN: I’d hold, both are hitting right now so I’d just stick with Martin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TOGMAN: I’d try Vazquez

  39. Nature Boy says:
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    Please rank ROS in OBP: Nunez, Andrus, Semien?

    Woooooo!

  40. ChiCitySox says:
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    I have Hendricks, Nova and Rodon all on the bump tonight, I need to start 2 of them. Hendricks and Nova the safe bets?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @ChiCitySox: Yeah. Stay away from Rodon tonight.

  41. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Should I start Hendricks at home against Nats today?

  42. Mark says:
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    Keeper question- Goldy or Kluber, Hamilton, Holland. This year and next year. Thank you.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mark: Goldy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Agree with F

  43. IV says:
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    Good Morning Grey,

    6×6 (OPSxQS) Roto/H2H Hybrid, 12 teams, 3 OF started

    Give: Yelich
    Get: Severino

    Need SP, and other OFers are Trout, Marte, Springer (DL), Pham, Parra, Fisher.
    Fair?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @IV: Yes, take Severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @IV: Agree with F

  44. Steve says:
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    J. Dyson or Cesar ROS? Looking for steals, mostly. Dyson has more, but Cesar was injured for a while.

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

    Picked up Morrison a couple days ago over Devers as my only bench bat. Did I make a mistake? Should I drop Morrison for Devers or just hold Morrison due to similar production and to not waste a move?

  46. Scuffy McGee says:
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    With Correa on the DL I moved Segura to SS and picked up Cesar H. Love his average and lead-off spot. Should I move Segura back to 2B and then pick up Albies (drop Cesar) to play SS or hold?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: I’d grab Albies…Cesar is pretty safe but Albies has much more upside. I feel like you would be able to pick Cesar back up if need be but if Albies heats up you wont be able to get him.

  47. Robert says:
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    Don’t trust Taillon or Clevinger anymore. Would you drop either or both for Morton or Z. Davies? H2h redraft league.

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Robert: Taillon will redeem himself against the Padres Sunday, book it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Clevinger for Morton

  48. Citizen5 says:
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    With Correa on the DL I added DeJong and enjoyed the run. But is it time to move on?
    Drop DeJong for Bregman, Semien or Galvis?

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Citizen5: The schmo seems to have worn off, grab Breg

  49. Vaxxen says:
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    12 team keep 5.

    My Dee Gordon for his Knebler and Albies

    My MI are Gordon and C. Taylor with S. Castro and C. Correa on the shelf, my closers are Rodney and formerly Justin Wilson so I need a closer.

    Thoughts? Too risky?

  50. KarlJ says:
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    No mention of Hansel Robles and his Jockular Sphyncteritis?

    “Hansel Robles said he dealt with pinched genitals and hand numbness during his outing Thursday against the Rockies”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: Haha, hadn’t heard about it — Hansel & Grundel

  51. Basement Artie says:
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    Hey Grey. Missed out on Odor in two league drafts this year and picked him up in both when panic hit the owners. Picked up Souza and Domingo in both leagues all thanks to your suggestions. Thanks man. I’ll send you half the winnings.

  52. ctrengove says:
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    Morning, Grey!

    McHugh or Morton ROS?

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        Follow-up: McHugh or Godley ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Godley, close

  53. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, in a Points league, would you drop Forsythe for Albies?

  54. Jbona3 says:
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    I traded Gary Sanchez ($5), Brad Hand ($0), and A. Vizcaino ($0) for Kris Bryant ($32) in a keeper league and the overwhelming sentiment is that I lost the trade…I ask you, Razzball nation, am I missing something?

    • Jbona3 says:
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      @Jbona3: And I don’t care about “losing” the trade, I wanted Bryant and got him so that’s good enough for me.

      • Humm Baby says:
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        @Jbona3: If you can keep Bryant, or even if you can’t, not sure how you lost the trade. You traded 2 closers who were on waivers 2 weeks ago and a C for Kris F’in Bryant.

  55. Slowmez says:
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    Wonderful stuff per usual. Please rank these MI ROS: Nunez, Story, Odor, Albies, A Simmons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slowmez: Thanks! Nunez, Odor, Story

  56. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Moncada or Villar in a keeper?

  57. Dr Y says:
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    trade devers for Donaldson, 10 team mixed keeper auction. only keep 3, devers to struggling team for keepers. $13 in 2018 and $16 in 2019. my team may/may not have keeper room for devers depending on how year plays out. have trea, freeman cheap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Y: Sounds fair

  58. Damien says:
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    Always a good read Grey!
    Shizz has been the Shizz all season!

    Please rank for rest of season –
    C.Frazier, Y.Moncada, D.Fisher, C.Yelich, M.Brantly.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Damien: Thanks! Yelich, Moncada, Frazier

  59. Luke T says:
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    Grey, what do you think of my bellinger for his severino? I need help in ratios and w/qs. His rp eligibility makes him more appealing because I have punted saves. My offense is best in the league and losing bellinger would hurt my feelings more than my team. Thoughts? Also, any good buy suggestions with who I could replace him with? Yhanks for your time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luke T: Haha, if you can lose a bat, I’d lose a different one for a different SP — Severino might get skipped in Sept if playoffs are locked

  60. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m trying to round my pitching staff into shape before the yoffs (12-team standard Y!, 6 teams make it and I’m sitting 5th), here’s what I have:

    SP: Kluber, Carrasco, Rich Hill, Tai Walker, Godley, Faria, Gausman, [Streamer]
    RP: Neris, Rodney, Dyson

    Any of those starters I should ship out for another streamer slot or SAGNOF guy, or because the regression fairies are about to sink their teeth in? Thanks as always mi amigo.

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @mrm3711: Not sure who is available on your wire but your closers are…not good. Dyson will be out of a job in a week or two. Lose Gausman for a Treinan or Vizcaino type closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: Agree with Stumanji!

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: the closer market is completely barren, Viz and Treinan are long gone. There’s one guy in our league who has a no-starters team so he has 10 closers and that has destroyed the market. Might have to trade for them.

        Top RP available are guys like Brach, J Wilson, M Givens, LeClerq, Blevins.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, then you have to trade… Godley for Viz?

          • mrm3711 says:
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            @Grey: sending out some feelers with Faria and Gausman, hoping to poach someone like Viz/Treinen/Ziegler before people realize they’re there to stay. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  61. Randy BoBandy says:
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    I will pander to your Albies suggestion – should I kibash Bour for him? Other DL spots are already filled.

    And the Hoobastank reference yesterday was appropriate for throwback Thursday.

  62. Stumanji! says:
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    Correct MI rankings (10 tm H2H OPS league)?
    Cozart, Semien, Arcia, Albies.

    Cozart reportedly back tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stumanji!: I’d flip last two, but looks fine

  63. Bac says:
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    5×5 OBP

    1) Eickhoff has been good but I won’t be starting him in Coors next week. Drop for Sims, Weaver or stream? (Top streamers are the kuhl, JC Ram, lamet types)

    2) Cozart and M Taylor coming off DL. Which 2 to drop amongst Cozart, Taylor, Semien, Franco, Parra?

    Thank you!

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @Bac:
      1) check the schedule again: Eickhoff isn’t pitching at Coors this weekend — his next starts are @ATL and @SD, so hold
      2) drop Semien and Franco (or maybe make some 2-for-1 offers to try to get something back from their name-value)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bac: 1. You look at Eickhoff’s matchups but not Weaver or Sims’? 2. Parra, Taylor

      • Bac says:
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        @Grey: Sims home against Miami then away at stl. Weaver is away CIN then home Atl but might not start due to wainwright. So, Eickhoff seems to be the choice as yabu said. Thanks to you both

  64. Ben says:
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    Gardner or Dyson ROS? Primarily care about SBs. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Gardner

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      @Ben: based on SBs alone, go with Dyson — but that’s *all* he’s going to get you

  65. Michael DePinto says:
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    Grey or JeF or both:

    Would stream any or all of these guys tonight. Please don’t ask me to check SON because the SON hates me. :-)

    Conley @ ATL
    Dickey vs MIA
    E. Rodriguez vs. CHW

    Conley and Dickey have been hot. ERod has the best match but has been brutal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        How about Lamet tomorrow at Piitsburgh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  66. Jonathan A says:
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    Duffy, Mchugh, Lynn, Godley rank ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, Lynn

  67. dtbran says:
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    Would you bench any of Pollock (@ SF Bumgarner) CDavis / AJones ( home vs Verlander) to play ODB @ Coors tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  68. Milarky says:
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    Keeping in mind that I could use some SBs (though not at all costs), which two of these terrible choices at OF would you go with for next week?

    DeShields
    G. Polanco
    Kepler
    Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – which of the others? I need to go with two of those listed…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

  69. Alex says:
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    Ok I know this is a joke at this point but I am apologetically serious, A. Simmons or Albies ROS?

    Simmons has been solid am I just ungrateful? I am getting trigger happy … The playoffs approach, yo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: ok!

  70. swaggerjackers says:
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    Albies and Amed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  71. Brett says:
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    Keeper question

    12 team league we keep 5 260 auction budget 6×6 ops and hold the extra categories. Drafted players can be given a contract after year 2 for up to an additional 4 years with their price increasing $5 each year of the contract. I already have Machado under a contract.

    Can you rank these keeper options. I have put an * if they are eligible for a contract after next year

    1. Freeman $18 for 1 year or can contract for $23 in 18 and $28 in 19
    2. Moncada* $2 for 2 years
    3. Lamb* $7 for 2 years
    4. Benintendi* $11 for 2 years
    5. Bellinger $5 for 1 year
    6. Devers $5 for 1 year
    7. Nelson $5 for 1 year

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger, Lamb, Devers, Moncada, nice keepers

  72. Jeff says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Saves + Holds league. I have Jansen. How would you rank the following for opportunities and not blowing up other stats (K/9, WHIP, ERA)?

    Justin Wilson, Kirby Yates, Ryan Madson, Anthony Swarzak, Nick Vincent, Matt Belisle, Aroldys Vizcaino, B Treinen

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viz, Treinen

  73. Brett says:
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    Duffy or Arrieta? Or is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, Duffy

  74. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Good to see Sal Romano found work after Don Draper fired him for blowing the Lucky Strike account after refusing Lee Garner Jr.’s advances.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sal Romano was such a prude!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: hahaha. I know, right? Whatever happened to taking one for the team? So to speak.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  75. Crock says:
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    Berrios/Dee Gordon or Sonny Gray/Cano?

    • Crock says:
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      @Crock:
      Sorry: Berrios/Cano or Dee Gordon/Sonny Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon/Gray

  76. swaggerjackers says:
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    @Grey: Just for funzies:

    Pick 4 keepers for my weekly H2H OBP league:

    Goldy
    Turner
    Springer
    Lamb
    Odor
    K-hris Davis
    G Sanchez
    Story

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 4

  77. Wilson says:
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    Is it safe to start Gausman vs DET (Verlander) today? W, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Safe?

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Will you start him or bench?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start

  78. Benintendo64 says:
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    I know Gallo is gonna be a buy today but I’m in an OBP league, was looking for saves and got offered:

    Holland and Knebel for Gallo and McCullers
    Or
    Knebel and McHugh for McCullers and Story

    Gallo is starting in my utility spot cause I have Votto and Arenado at the corners and my other SS are Baez and Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Holland side

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Have a great weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  79. mthom42 says:
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    Franco or Pujols ROS? Rolling with Franco this weekend at Coors but don’t know long term

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: great, now I can drop Pujols. Have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too

  80. Brett says:
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    Bregman or Odor?

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Brett: Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  81. Jake says:
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    I have Villar at 3B. Hold, or drop for Gallo, Devers, or Kendrick?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  82. Brett says:
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    clint frazier or Wilson Contereras as your fifth outfielder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson

  83. ryanoger says:
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    Cishek, Hunter, or David Robertson for holds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robertson

  84. Grey

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

  85. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Both with strong starts tonight, who do you like more ROS? Bauer or Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Bauer

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