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Goodbye trade deadline, hello your team’s post-deadline decline? Did you do the thing? Did you hold onto Kendall Graveman, Ian Kennedy, Richard Rodriguez, and Savesy McSavesperson and now you have almost no source of precious saves? Well, in the words of Radiohead, “You do it to yourself, you do, and that’s what really hurts.” Of course, Thom Yorke then followed that up by looking at your middle infield options and muttering, “A pig, in a cage, on antibiotics.”

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If I wrote down exactly how I feel about or what I’d like to say to Eugenio Suarez I would certainly violate George Carlin’s Seven Dirty Words. That still doesn’t lessen my urge to scream screwez youez every time Eugenio steps into the batters box. Speaking of which, he’s earning 0.35 points per plate appearance. Is that good you ask? It’s dog shitez terrible. Amongst players with at least 200 plate appearances, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads all hitters with a 0.93 PPPA. Only Byron Buxton, who hasn’t played since May 6th, has a better PPPA. But he only has 110 plate appearances to Vlad’s 432. Kinda apples to oranges if you ask me. If I drop the minimum number of plate appearances to 100, there are about 315 hitters ranked higher than Eugenio dipshitez.

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All right All right..back again for another DFS degen special. Today we have a tidy 7 game main slate to choose from and the pickings are slim when it comes to pitchers to choose from. Two teams haven’t announced their starters as of yet but one pitcher suddenly stood out as a play today that looks mighty nice. The Mets organization can certainly be looked at as a team that often leaves fans head-scratching or downright furious at some of their handling of players but if they play their cards right they might have found a hidden gem in Tylor Megill ($8,500 ). Tylor is the younger brother of Trevor Megill who also is a MLB player and pitches for the Chicago Cubs. Tylor made his MLB debut in late June in a start against the Braves and hasn’t looked back since. Megill features a 94-95 mph fastball which he commands quite well but the pitch that is getting the most whiffs is his changeup which dips down into the 85 mph range with good deception down in the zone. Megill also features a slider which he dots on the corners and is generating a lot of weak hits and ground-outs. Megill has the 2nd lowest ERA in Mets history for any rookie after seven starts (Nolan Ryan is no.1) so Megill has definitely raised some eyebrows. Megill goes against a young Marlins team who he has not faced yet and has been really impressive so far against right-handed hitters .171 avg .455 OPS and only 1 HR allowed vs. righties. The Marlins really only have a couple of lefties they can employ against Megill that might give him trouble (Jazz Chisholm and M. Sierra) so that certainly doesn’t scare me away from using Megill today. The Marlins also will start a reliever today or bring up an arm from the minors so even with the Mets not having an impressive homestand at 5-6 and averaging 2.7 runs during the homestand I think the bats can give Megill enough firepower to squeak out a win against the Marlins today. The Mets are also 6-1 when Megill starts so it definitely seems Megill is in a great situation today and one that I will definitely be taking advantage of on my slates today.

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I’m still spent from Friday’s trade deadline. It. Dot dot dot. Was. Dot dot dot. Awesome. MLB should have a trade deadline every month. Like musical chairs with walk-up music. “Okay, we have 450 chairs, and when Whomp There It Is stops, you have to be in a chair, ready?” Whomp, and the music stops and everyone sits down, except Trevor Story, who simply just walks off into the sunset. In the distance, we hear Trevor Story cursing out the Rockies. Bud Black smiles, “He loves this organization so much,” Bud calling off, “You’re our forever Rockie!” So, the Cubs sent everyone away, except Rafael Ortega. Smart move or the Ricketts getting lucky while being cheap SOBs? Like a teamster, I’m gonna lean on the latter. Coincidence that Ricketts sounds like a disease you get from a lack of nutrition or no? Any hoo! Rafael Ortega (4-for-4, 5 RBIs) hit three ding-dongs (4, 5, 6), after homering on Saturday. Ortega is 30 years old and has bounced around the minors since 2008, while stealing nearly 40 bags some years, so he has speed too. I’m inclined to say unlikely to continue, but grab while hot. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

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Greetings sports fans, what a week we just had! This was no ordinary week in the baseball world. We saw the Cubs trade-off their World Series-winning core (somehow Kyle Hendricks stayed put). The Nationals traded Mad Max to the still prospect-rich Dodgers. But wait, that’s not all the Dodgers did bolster their rotation, too. They also traded for Danny Duffy who’s been hurt, but is also enjoying a career year. The Twins traded Jose Berrios to the Blue Jays, making that rotation a top rotation in baseball now. Also, we saw Kyle Gibson get traded too the Phillies for top prospect Spencer Howard. On the lower end of the starting pitcher spectrum, we saw Trevor Williams go to the Mets, J.A. Happ and Jon Lester to the Cardinals and Andrew Heaney went coast to coast landing in the Bronx.

Moving onto the injury news. Big names, big news. Tyler Glasnow will indeed be getting Tommy John Surgery. deGrom is shut down for 2 weeks, something in my gut tells me all these injuries are leading somewhere bad but I shall not jinx it. Chris Sale went 5 innings in a rehab start and is almost ready for his return. Chris Paddack has an oblique strain and has hit the IL. Alex Cobb hit the IL with a wrist injury. Clayton Kershaw threw a simulated game. Rookie, James Kaprielian landed on the IL with a shoulder injury. Lastly, both Jack Flaherty and Brady Singer both began their rehab Assignments. There is a lot of good names this week so without further adieu… let’s get to them!

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The trade deadline is history, and what a trade deadline it was as one All-Star after another All-Star changed teams.

Two of the big names on the move were shortstops – Javier Baez and Trea Turner. Baez is now a member of the New York Mets while Turner moved west and is now with the Dodgers. How do the two trades affect fantasy owners?

Statistically, I think the move will benefit both players. Baez was already playing well over the last month. But now that he is in a race for a division title, look for him to continue his hot streak and become even more productive. This is a player who has shown in the past that he can rise to the occasion.

As for Turner, he is now in a lineup that will be loaded with players who get on base or can drive him in. When he returns from the COVID list, he will likely slot into the top of the lineup and score a ton of runs while also using his speed to steal bases to get into scoring position. But the bottom of the Los Angeles lineup gets on so much that Turner won’t suffer a drop in RBI.

Positionally, both players are going to add to their versatility, especially for next season. That will help dynasty owners. With Francisco Lindor on the shelf for possibly another month, Baez will slot in a shortstop before moving to second when Lindor gets back.

But if that return is near the end of August and closes in on the start of fantasy league playoffs, Baez may not get a lot of starts at second to help fantasy owners who could use him at second base. Turner, however, will be starting at second base as soon as he returns as Corey Seager has returned from the IL. So within a week or two, Turner will have that second position to be able to play.

Have the trades of Baez and Turner changed where they are ranked among the shortstops? Let’s find out.

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To say that trade deadline day was chaotic would be a drastic understatement. It’s easy to get lost in the moment when you’re in the midst of it, but that was one of the most impactful deadlines I’ve ever witnessed. While it definitely altered bullpens and lineups much more than rotations, it still left us with a lot of work to do, and it saw two of our recommendations from last week as some of those trade victims. The good news is that many great streamers opened up this week, and it has me ready to have another great week here. With that in mind, let’s talk about those guys!

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What’s this? A double duel of EverywhereBlair this weekend? That’s right! While Truss is traveling these great states of the united, I’m stepping in on Sunday to make your DFS days right. Just like yesterday, rosters will probably be a bit funky throughout the slate due to the trade deadline and IL moves. So, if you’re playing an all-day slate, stay need your preferred DFS device to flip lineups as they come in. Otherwise, if you’re kinda lazy like me, pick the smaller slates and be a big fish in those.

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A lot of the MLB trade deadline coverage I’ve seen has been comprehensive, or given the old college try at such, but I will do neither. 

Instead, I will zero in on the things I’ve taken away for fantasy function. Even so, I will miss things and obscure the reality of a player’s potential at times for the sake of finishing a sentence. Baseball is so limitless it’s really all we prospect few ever really do: obscure reality’s unknowable potential so we can take our snapshots and hit our deadlines. In accepting and embracing this chaos, I hope to stay a step ahead of the competition, and I hope you’ll join me like two wild runners in Pamplona gambling with their blood. 

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