“We’re going to put all Graveman talk to rest, forever ever, amen. Bow your heads. Please. You with your head half-bowed…you have a crick in your neck? Okay, fine. Here lies the Graveman talk. He was a great teammate, we were told. You know who’s also a great teammate? A guy who is hitting home runs every game and helping your stupid asses win! Okay, you can raise your heads and go get some herring.” Yesterday, Abraham Toro went 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and his 5th homer in last seven games. He was re-christened Vigoda because his first name is Abe and his last name is a fish. It makes sense if you know Barney Miller. In all sincerity, I almost made Toro the lede buy this week, which will be available on our Patreon later today. Also, I’m starting to think Toro might be on my early list of 2022 sleepers. This is Splash and I’ve fallen in love with a fish. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jarred Kelenic – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last five games. So, you’re telling me the top prospect for fantasy isn’t bad because he had a terrible three weeks? Hmm, that can’t be. Don’t lie to me with your pretty eyes!

Yusei Kikuchi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.89. Making me want to sing a’la Lisa Loeb, “Yusei…” Streamonator doesn’t like his next start, though, and I agree. By the way, how well has Lisa Loeb held up? Rawr, Cougs, leave me alone with those commercials.

Randy Arozarena – 3-for-4 and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Randy, Adam Duvall and Austin Riley just sharing a body like Vice Versa, and passing around their hotness. Few games ago, it was Riley’s torso carrying the hotness; now it’s Randy’s hands; you’re up next, Duvall’s forearms.

Dietrich Enns – Was called up by the Rays to eat innings. This year’s final two months is going to be all teams employing a Long Reliever Name Generator to eat innings. “Here comes Jasper Curlins for the O’s to try to get the team from the 3rd inning to the 7th.”

Luis Gil – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks in his major league debut. Only 12 starters this year have recorded a strikeout on a pitch that was both 98+ MPH and 2500+ RPM. One pitcher did it yesterday: Gil. The guy he replaced leads the majors doing it 27 times. You might heard of him, Gerrit Cole. You haven’t? Did you think this was a fantasy site discussing the Lord of the Rings’ trilogy? Yeah, you’re not the first, my precious. Maybe I should stop calling everyone my precious. And stop talking about Precious, the 2009 coming-of-age film. Any hoo! Gil was sent back down after the game, but I will be monocle’ing him.

Jordan Montgomery – Hit the Covid IL. Damn, Gerrit Colevid is a superspreader.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .253. Only trailing the 175-pound-soaking-wet Cesar Hernandez by one homer! If this is a nail biter for Giancarlo, then the nail he bites off is bigger than Cesar.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 22nd homer. The Yanks beating up on the O’s like the Yanks should beat up on the O’s but haven’t beat up on the O’s.

Jacob deGrom – Said he’s confident he will pitch again this year. Damn, that’s the kind of thing a Mets player says right before he needs season-ending surgery.

Taijuan Walker – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.86, and has given up 20 runs in his last 15 IP. The Regression Fairies are clingy as f*ck. If the Mets were in a better situation with their rotation, I’d guess Walker would already have an Ineffective List stint. That doesn’t mean you need to hold him.

Jorge Alfaro – 1-for-3, 1 RBI as he played left field. Not sure why that is funny to me, but maybe it’s because I saw him play left field.

Alex Jackson – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he catches with Alfaro in left. Not much here yet in shallower leagues, but a new catcher coming into the league is big for NL-Only.

Jazz Chisholm – Hit the Covid IL. Must be nearing football season because we are spiking! Nice! High five me! Yes! No? Okay. By the way, go give Donkey Teeth crap over at our fantasy football sister site. Hehe, sister.

Sam Hilliard – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in two games. Oh my God, Hilliard’s happening and it’s freaking me out!!!

Ian Happ – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .179, and he hit another homer last week. Ian’s not Happ-ening. At least not yet.

Nick CastellanosReds’ manager Ding Dong Bell said Castellanos won’t be activated on Tuesday. Yeah, no kidding, Ding Dong. That dude is such a Ding Dong that other Ding Dongs ring him up and ask him to stop being a Ding Dong because it’s giving Ding Dongs a bad name.

Jonathan India – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 11th homer, and three homers in the last four games. India putting the bomb in Bombay.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer, hitting .175. He’s so wildly overdue for a 10+ homer month. That’s it, that’s the blurb.

Heath Hembree – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.40, as he blew the save. Heath really knows how to let the other team Skor!

Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.65 vs. Tyler Mahle – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.86. There was only one T. Mahle, but they both gave me indigestion.

Mitch Garver – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. Due to putting an L in clocking out, he’s barely played 50 games this year, but his home run pace is just about as good as it was in 2019. Then 31 HRs in 93 games, this year around a 25-homer pace, if he had played, which he didn’t.

Alex Colome – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.58 and his 3rd save. The big-name offseason closer acquisition by the Twins coming through! Only took them going through five other closers first, including *chuckles* Hansel Robles.

Andy Ibanez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .230. The Rangers’ lineup from 5-hole to the 8-hole: Andy, Peters, Terry, White. Sounds like a Bravo reunion show.

Jo Adell – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st steal. Oh, and a walk and no strikeouts. *slowly looks around* Is anyone else seeing this?

Jean Segura – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. I will now call him Jeanilla. See video for explanation.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer. Also, in this game, Jerry Tomato Realmuto (2-for-4) hit his 12th homer, and Ronald Torreyes (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th homer. That’s a lot in the air tonight for the Phils. *drum solo that makes me stand on my chair screaming in tears*

Josh Bell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .248. Bell goes ding…DONG! Too much? That’s not what she said.

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.38. Try not to spend too much time on guys who are irrelevant for fantasy, but what were the Cards doing? Going out and getting Lester (and Happ) feels like a Trading Places bet. Did Mike Shildt bet the pitching coach a dollar that he couldn’t fix either of these starters?

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. I was the one who told you to pick up Soler for about ten days straight, so don’t pretend I don’t like Soler. My only concern now is how does he fit into the playing time once Eddie Rosario shows up.

Adrian Houser – 6 1/3 IP, 0 hits, 5 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.55. That’s just knowing how to pitch (then doing the opposite and it still working).

Willy Adames – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 19th homer, hitting .260. He’ll be a 2022 sleeper. Unless he hits 11 more homers. 30 homers might be the death knell for sleeperiness. 29 homers won’t though. Not even joking. Something psychologically kicks in at 30.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. He hit the 4th leadoff homer across the majors last night, and the record is five. All five were hit by Rickey Henderson. Don’t ask how.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.24 vs. Sean Manaea – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.26. A pitcher that is good at home and bad in road games vs. a pitcher who is the inverse, and then they both do the inverse of that because:  Baseball.

Starling Marte – 3-for-4 and a slam (8) and legs (27). Damn, Marte’s got a lot of legses — legii? L’eggs? Use it in a sentence. “Went to the Marte to get some L’eggs, when I saw an older woman checking milk cartons for expirations dates, and I said, ‘Excuse me,’ and she said, ‘Oh, you think you’re Prince Charles?'”

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.57. The top teams in the majors are going up against the worst teams and the worst teams are saying, “Call me daddy,” which sounds like a Lil Nas X song.

Lance McCullers Jr. – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.02 vs. Walker Buehler – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.16. In front of MLB’s biggest crowd of the season, the Dodgers hosted the Astros, and, to quote Randy Newman, “I love LA.” LA gets a bad rap for showing up late to games, and only being there to get a look-see at Magic Johnson, and talking about the time they were at a car wash where Corey Feldman was working a squeegee, and leaving early for a meeting with their agent but LA is actually a badass sports town. Cody Bellinger still sucks though.

Adalberto Mondesi – Began a minor league rehab assignment, which puts his timetable for his next injury at August 17th.

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.92. It’s so obvious Cease is having one of those flaky type years where he’s “I am Batman” one start and “I am Jack Frost” another start, which leads to next year where he is an ace for the majority of the year, and the last year we can draft him at a reasonable price.

Tim Anderson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .301. Gonna guess his BABIP is .356, and now I’m gonna look… *claps hands* Mom jeans says wine o’clock! He’s at .367. Prettttttay, prettttttttay close.

Andrew Vaughn – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 12th homer. Where’s he going next year? 225th overall? Prolly, unless he pulls some stupid Arozarena-in-the-playoffs shizz. Please, don’t pull any Arozarena-in-the-playoffs shizz.

Matt Barnes – Hit the Covid IL without testing positive, so that means I haven’t the faintest idea. Good luck, feel better, Adam Ottavino is his fill-in.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. As Scooby Doo would say, “Renfroe!”

Cavan Biggio – Hit the IL with back and neck discomfort. He injured himself craning his neck back into the catcher’s mitt as he was called out on strikes.

Zach Plesac – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.64. Can we talk about how awful Plesac’s been? *sees him on one of my teams* Actually, I prefer we didn’t.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .277. Springer’s played for, like, five weeks and is three hundred spots above Cody Bellinger on the Player Rater. Someone shove me in front of traffic. No, seriously, Springer is doing exactly what he always does. Cody Bellinger? He’s doing what a no-hit middle infielder would do. Gonna start calling him Cody Belanger.

  1. Simsbad says:
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    Pick two – Bader, Olivares, Duran, Hilliard, Adell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilliard, Adell

  2. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Good morning,

    Keep my Rowdy Tellez or drop for Sam Hilliard?

    Thanks a lot!

    • ray says:
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      Great question….I dropped Rowdy to stream Hilliard this week (pats on back)…big issues are Hilliard needs to be at home and Tellez needs to play hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Drop for Hilliard

  3. Tyler says:
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    Floro, Clase, Colome, Sulser or Romano ROS for saves? I dropped Clase a while back because of the Karinchak shared opps. Does Floro seem like the best bet for non shared chances? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Floro

      • Tyler says:
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        Word! Uda best dogg

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Uda da best dawg

  4. birrrdy! says:
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    A Mark Belanger reference is making this lifelong O’s fan very happy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  5. Fister Furbush says:
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    What do I get when I finish in first place in the RCL #6?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A big ol’ back pat!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        The admiration of 11 strangers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          An inflated sense of self

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            The ladies, all of them

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome!

    a. MadBum. ERA Jun 2=5.73; ERA today=4.57. He’s won at every level, he has that spirit. He was off until Jun 2, IL’d and since July 17 (4 starts) been pretty awesome.

    b. So Cesar Izturis year 27 season=Cody Bellinger’s 2021 season, good to know. Thanks for that visual! If history repeats then Cody’s due to get shipped off to PIT, right???!!!

    c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for August 4, 2021

    Chicolini: ‘I think we should have a standing army.’

    Rufus T. Firefly: ‘Why should we have a standing army?’

    Chicolini: ‘Because then we save money on chairs.’

    Chicolini=Chico; Firefly=Groucho

    Duck Soup

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for August 4, 2021

    ‘I’ll never have anything bad to say about George,’ Jackson said. ‘It’s just time to step back. I want to be around the game, and I want to contribute. I want to leave my knowledge. But it’s just time to move on.’ Jackson mentioned the possibility of working for another major league team closer to the Golden State. He is friendly with Astros owner Jim Crane, who owns a home in Southern California.

    [Follow-up from yesterday, so important for the Reggie Jackson quote…]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Interesting, hadn’t realized

      B. HAHAHA, kill me

      C. Nice

      D. Ah, that makes sense now, the puzzle is complete

  7. Dude says:
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    Who is this RP, Riding, for the Yankees that debuted last night? He was constantly hitting 100mph and looked pretty nasty. He isn’t even in the player database for ESPN.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ridings — his minor league #s look crazy too…Not much on him

  8. Jimmy says:
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    Great read! Best in the business! The top two teams in my 18 team 5×5 dynasty league have made offers…Team A offered Shane McClanahan for Melacon Team B offered Sean Manea and Bender for Melacon! Both teams fighting for saves! I am leaning towards McClanahan! Thanks for all you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! In dynasty, I want Shane and Sean

  9. PB&J says:
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    Conforto displeases me. Dump him for Hilliard?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      I’m a Mets fan and I dropped Conforto for Patrick Wisdom the other day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  10. Harley Earl says:
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    Not sure if your comment about Hilliard was sarcasm or real. You think he’s figuring it out?

    Also, Springer has 12 HR in 37 games, that’s one every three games. Pace of 54 HR. Not bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Hilliard is at home and hitting…Figured it out? Not yet — very nice on Springer, wish Cody was doing it

  11. Brett says:
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    6×6 with ops can you rank
    Yellich, Lourdes gurriel, conforto, Dom smith, and adell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich, Smith

      • Brett says:
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        Thanks how would you rank the bottom 3 Guirrel conforto adell

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Adell, Conforto

  12. cable says:
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    “All I know is (as a Yankees Manager), I pass people on the street these days, and they don’t know whether to say hello or to say good-bye.” …….

    Have a important Fantasy Baseball question…….Hold on a sec I have to take this call my wife
    ( Elisabetta Canalis ) is calling me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  13. McZero says:
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    Would you drop Moncado for Toro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  14. ozzie smith says:
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    Great post as always Brother. Who do you like most ROS in a redraft Adell or Soler, what would your projections look like for each? No specific needs as it’s H2H.
    Thanks boss!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Soler — HRs and nothing else from Soler…HRs, but fewer and maybe a few steals from Adell

  15. scoboticus says:
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    Luis Gil threw 88 pitches in 6 innings, 62 for strikes.
    Contrast that with Heaney in 4 innings, 83 pitches, 52 for strikes.

    Yeah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not sure why Gil was sent down

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        No service time for Gil as he was a covid call up. Plus Yankees needed an RP. He’ll be back on Sunday to throw against Seattle.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, nice

  16. Ron Rondell Dell says:
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    Hey Grey!

    With Carey Seager coming back, I’m in a bit on a SS crunch. I have Brandon Crawford, Willy Adames, and Seager and only a SS and Util spot. Is Seager a drop at this point? Or should I try to sell low? Any advice would be much appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Ron Rondell Dell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you can lose Seager

  17. Dave Funnell says:
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    Any of these 2020 standouts worth an add in the hopes of reclaiming past glory?

    Anthony Santander – after a poor start, his underlying numbers seem to be 2020-like, though there’s no indication he ever had that power as his minor numbers were unimpressive.

    Ian Happ – starting to think last year was an anomaly, though maybe this year is instead. Power is usually there with minimal average, but this year I don’t know what’s hurting him.

    Kwang-hyun Kim – I’m not worried about last game at all. Everyone has bad games. I think he’ll right the ship.

    Dylan Moore – I don’t believe in him, but I know lots of others did/do. What say you?

    Nick Solak – hopefully he returns in September with his 2020 bat.

    Victor Reyes – might be too many players to give him enough consistent time.

    Brandon Belt and Tommy La Stella – I feel a roster crunch will be happening in SF, though they’re all versatile enough to find at bats anywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They all are, sure…Some of their past glory is tenuous at best — Reyes? Belt? Kim? Meh, they’re okay at best

  18. McZero says:
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    Drop Moncado to pick up Toro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  19. Bill says:
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    whats up Grey

    How would you rank these guys in pts. league?
    Toro, France, Rodgers

    Also, drop Bader for either Soler or Kelenic? or hold?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

      Kelenic

  20. sportivetricks says:
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    Hahahahhaha Hahahhahahaha

    Hembree is my best closer. HAhahahhahahahahhahaha.

    Holding Bednar and Sewald for now, keeping an eye on Bender. I dunno, there’s no question here and I can’t even blame Cody for this, but I do blame him and my other early draft picks for everything else.

    Speaking of which, how terrivle-sounding were boys’ play dates in 1997? “Awww, look at Cody, Trevor, and Nolan playing so nicely together in the other room! ”

    Sorry to all the Codys, Trevors, and Nolans out there. I’m just a bitter fantasy baseballer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ouch?

      Brutal having these guys, I know it

      • sportivetricks says:
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        I need all of the lurrrve, bro, all of it.

        In other news, do you have any feelings on the bot’s relative fondness for Montas v. SD (6.7) or EdRod @DET (6.9). Of the two, I’m thinking Montas.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s a lurve-in!

          I’d start Montas at home

          • sportivetricks says:
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            You complete me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Same!

  21. Five-on-One says:
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    12-team 5×5 league with weekly lineups (due today):

    1) Need a MI to replace Hoerner. Guys available are Madrigal, DeJung, Willi Castro, Z.Short, IKF, JPCrawford, Aledmys, R.Urias, Andy Ibanez…

    2) Currently have Ji-Man at CI. Guys available are Ibanez, Aledmys, Drury, Candelario, Ruf, IKF, Asdrubal… Hold or swap guys out?

    3) Moustakas is on the wire. When is he expected back? Is he a significant imporvement over my MI/CI spots? Therefore worth a bench spot instead of a SP?

    4) My OF currently includes Adolis, Conforto, Blackmon and Bader. Soler, Oliveras, Refroe and Hilliard are all available (Soler currently on my bench). Conforto has been awful. Soler is hot and seemly playing every day. Hilliard is hot and has 5 games in Coors this week. What to do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. These guys are terrible for a 12 team league…I guess Aledmys

      2. These options are NL-Only bad, what is going on here? I guess Andy Ibanez

      3. Any day now — Yes, he’s an improvement

      4. Conforto for Hilliard

  22. Dude says:
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    Please rank ROS:
    Soler
    Toro
    Kepler
    Ortega
    Olivares
    Hilliard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler, Soler

  23. Dude says:
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    One more, you mentioned teams going with long relievers for the last 2 months to fill gaps. Any guys that you would look to target trying to stay away from openers because of GS limits?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cristian Javier

  24. McZero says:
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    Drop Moncado for Toro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • negatto says:
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        Apparently trying to wear you down :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  25. GeorgeHWBush says:
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    Which two would you roll with ROS:

    Lourdes Gurriel
    Eddie Ro
    Benintendi
    Harrison Bader Ginsberg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader

  26. Sport says:
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    Hey Mondesi has feelings you know. These injuries are costing him millions.

    I’m calling his next IL stint August 21st.

    I drafted Story/Bellinger in one league. And I’m still in FIRST! Because of the rest of your rankings and sleeper posts. So thank you!

    The real question will be when is Bellinger a bargain next year? Bounce back candidate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, fair enough!

      Nicely done! I think you might be able to get Cody at a bargain, if you dare

  27. RBId for her pleasure says:
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    Quick question keeper roto league which side you like better yordan alvarez, willy adames and joe musgrove or Xander bogarets, Ryan McMahon, civale and Kenley Jansen. Please help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan

  28. Coriell says:
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    Grey,

    No Love for Hun Jin Ryus start last night against The Guardians? Granted it was against Cleveland but I still believe in him as a low end Ace. Come on Grey…..get back on board with this guy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I saw, he looked good…Was a solid matchup tho, as you say

  29. Dave Funnell says:
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    Which Gallen are we seeing today? Jekyll or Hyde? I feel like the Giants get a ton of hits against him today. He’s too inconsistent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which one is the bad one, Jekyll or Hyde? That one

  30. DonnieB says:
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    I know they are different, but would you trade my Means for his Mancini in a keeper league? Both $5 for two more years. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  31. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 40 moves (used 11) – no streaming

    1. I’m going to be dropping Gonsolin and wondering based on Wire guy whether I should swap out Detmers (I’m hearing he should be *better rest of the way out). I could also lose C. Hernandez. Seems there are some exciting guys on the wire.

    2. Also, a team is selling off their players and is offering up the following (for cheap/picks): D. Cease, McClanahanadingdong, A. Wood and possibly A. Manoah (please rank them for ROS)

    3. who you got for ROS A. Toro or Y. Gurriel (is it close?). I can get Toro off the wire for my 3B spot or trade for picks for Y. Gurriel.

    WIRE
    HIT – A. Toro, J. Soler, H. Bader, R. Ortega, I. Happ
    PIT – Josiah Gray, M. Pineda, D. Bundy, J. Luzardo, J. Odorizzi, A. Houser, M. Minor, M. Kelly
    RP – L. Trivino, E. Clase, K. Graveman, G. Soto

    My team:
    C – G. Sanchez
    1B – J. Votto
    2B – C. Hernandez
    3B – J. India
    SS – C. Seager
    CI – P. Goldschmidt
    MI – J. Schoop
    LF – E. Jimenez
    CF – T. Hernandez
    RF – T. Mancini
    Util – K. Marte
    BN – M. Conforto
    BN – G. Torres
    IL – C. Yelich COVID

    SP – W. Buehler
    SP – Aaron Nola
    SP – S. Ohtani
    RP – C. Carrasco
    RP – E. Diaz (RP)
    P – M. Barnes (RP)
    P – J. Means
    BN –T. Mahle
    BN – D. Price
    BN – T. Gonsolin
    BN – R. Detmers
    IL – M. Barnes (RP)
    IL – J. Hader (RP)
    IL – T. Glasnow (IL)
    IL – A. Civale (IL)
    Thanks, Marv

    • MarvPesos

      Marv says:
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      S. Hilliard is also avail on the wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, but I’d look at upcoming matchups vs. just grabbing guys…At least the next two to three matchups…I’d lose Cesar to give myself more pitching options

      2. Cease, Shane, Wood

      3. Toro, it’s close

  32. COPY KING says:
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    Why does the hittertron LOVE brendan rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coors

      • Nordberg says:
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        Look at his splits this year. He is better away from Coors at the moment. His power, avg, and OPS are all noticeably higher. Let’s see how long this lasts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Historically tho, Coors is always better

  33. mcmi11ions says:
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    Grey… I know that Mondessi is doing the rehab thing, but the comments from the Royals GM other day about how he’s not going to be an every day guy… can only play in 100 games a season, super managed playtime… I’m cutting the cord, actually, the chord… A D minor chord.. since that’s the saddest chord.

    Mondessi has gone from potential top 20 player to “let’s see if he gets mentioned in a SAGNOF post.” I haven’t been this crushed since Brett Lawrie’s 2nd season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, Mondesi’s lost just about all value if he’s a platoon guy

  34. aardvark says:
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    Is mad bum worth an add over plesac?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • aardvark says:
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        Any chance Gil comes back and remains in the rotation?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d think so

  35. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Last add of the week. Thinking of adding Toro, though he’d be my Util (I have Wong at 2B and Arenado at 3B). Worth dropping Bellinger for him? I currently use Varsho as my Util (Haase at C), and Bellinger has been riding my bench for weeks since, well, he can’t hit. Or I can hold onto my last add of the week for now if you think Toro is a hot schmotato and not a 2nd half difference maker. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I wouldn’t drop Cody

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        The only other guys I could consider dropping for Toro would be Varsho (if you think Haase will be more valuable ROS) or Wong himself (good average, mediocre counting stats).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Varsho

          • Joe Beisbol says:
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            Don’t generally like using my last add of the week this early, but I hope Toro is worth it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t use it if you don’t have to

              • Joe Beisbol says:
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                Do you see Toro as a top 100 hitter ROS?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes

                  • Joe Beisbol says:
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                    What about Olivares? And if you had to choose between them?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not if he’s platooning

  36. Mike says:
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    Replace Hembree with Clippard in redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  37. Mike says:
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    Replace Hembree with Clippard in redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  38. scoboticus says:
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    Jared Walsh or Josh Bell in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walsh

  39. Jack says:
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    Hilliard or Kelenic? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilliard at home, Kelenic otherwise

  40. ray says:
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    I see a handsome profit on Bellinger next season for those who pluck him in like the 4th to 5th round…he hurt this year IMO. Degrom and Acuna maybe nice deals, too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All bounce back szn!

      • ray says:
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        szn?

        • ray says:
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          Oh, season….nvm

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

  41. bigbear says:
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    Ian Happ is a lesser version of Dan Uggla. There I said it.

    I honestly cannot see straight with young Rockies players… Is Rodgers real? Hilliard is hitting? 3-3 with a HR and some stats, 0-11 stretch with an off day, then 4-7 and 2 HR the last two days… What the hey, waiver claim is in…

    The Blade made a cameo! If there were defensive stats worthy…

    Starting Gallen vs SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ian Happ wishes to have career of Uggla

      Gallen seems doomed

  42. Jack says:
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    1. Please rank Bader, Gallo, Kelenic
    2. Wisdom or Moose?
    Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Gallo, Kelenic
      2. Wisdom

  43. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Good morning. I need some help selecting which player to keep ROS:

    Adell or Baddoo

    Thanks!

    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Akil

  44. Five-on-One says:
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    Bellinger for Conforto. Which side you prefer? And you can’t pick neither.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, neither! Cody

  45. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft

    RP Hand was dropped have Soto and Kitterage TB. as my closers is Hand worth a pickup ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  46. Umpy70 says:
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    1. India putting the bomb in Bombay…niiiice

    2. Began a minor league rehab assignment, which puts his timetable for his next injury at August 17th…..that actually made me lol

    3. Bellinger was good too, except i have him so its just depressing….no more please

    great as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ha 2. Nice 3. It’s so depressing — Thanks!

  47. ray says:
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    Grey, I am sitting about $500 of $1000 FAAB left…ballpark for bid on Cole Hamels (signing w Dodgers)….70ish?

    • ray says:
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      I have Nola, Castillo, Gausman, Ray, Kikuchi, Snadoval, but can’t have too much SP…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You saved your money for Cole Hamels? Woof…Sure, $70ish sounds fine

      • ray says:
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        You need league context….I have the least in the league. Not big spenders.
        4ish ERA ROS sound right ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe 3-5 starts — 30 IP, 4.50 ERA, thereabouts

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not great, in other words

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And if your leaguemates are cheap, then make a $15 bid

              • ray says:
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                ….And do what with the rest of my FAAB….line Grey’s couch cushions?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HAHA, yeah, guess it doesn’t matter, so go with 70+

  48. Bobby says:
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    Do you think Finnegan and Haase are going to keep it up ROS? Or are they going to come crashing down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think they can keep it up

  49. Gator says:
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    Is Mullins a top 50 next year? Looking for comparable value for Bauer in a 2 year keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Gator says:
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        Bellinger or Mullins for 2022?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mullins

          • Gator says:
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            Appreciate the input. Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  50. Umpy70 says:
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    quick q Grey

    ROS Conforto or Grossman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  51. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you trade Cruz for Arenado. No real need but trade offer has been made and Cruz seems bang up and is now in a non-hitters park.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  52. Justin Ralph says:
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    Grey, yesterday I asked about trying to save a first place keeper team that has been floundering for three weeks. You said not to sell Bichette under any circumstance. Same team and problem but what about selling DeGrom? Its a keep 5 keeper league and I have DeGrom for one more year. Its not sounding promising for him, especially with NYM docs treating him. How would you feel about selling him to go for it this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, can sell deGrom

  53. lwomack58 says:
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    One other question-please rank
    Cesar, Renfroe, Escobar, A. Rosario, Grisham or Eugene S.

    Thanks and have a great day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Needs? Escobar, Grisham

  54. Kcc26 says:
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    H2H league. Which RP would you rather have going forward (care more about who will be best to roster in H2H a few weeks down the line/fantasy playoffs than this very moment)?

    League is 6×6, saves only, k:bb ratio added in

    Barlow, floro, bednar, Kennedy, N. Anderson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  55. ESPN Points, ROS

    Utility spot, please rank:

    Dansby Swanson
    Tyler O’Neill
    Pham

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson, Pham

  56. ray says:
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    Sounds like Nick Castrellanos is back this week…hope he doesn’t hit like Nick Solak with the wrist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  57. Denver90 says:
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    Good morning.
    Nimmo, jddavis, bader, Duran, Hilliard…
    Gotta sit 2.
    Help, please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilliard, JD

  58. Steve says:
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    Drop Ortega or Bader for Hilliard? 14T h2h obp & Ks

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ortega

  59. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have two questions for you.

    1) I swung the trade last night. Just in case you dont remember it was me giving away:
    Adler Rutschman
    Mick Abel
    Matthew Liberatore
    and my 1st round pick (somewhere between pick 7 and pick 10 depending on where i finish) in the minor league draft

    I get:

    Lucas Giolito ($25 this yea, $28 next),
    $14 in salary,
    the #2 pick in the minor league draft.

    Thoughts on the trade

    2) with me now having the number 2 pick in the draft who should I get? Im torn between Jack Lieter, and the C Henry davis. I have Soderstrom and dingler for C

  60. Oddball Herrera says:
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    I love how the athlete in that image clearly exploded his leg when he pushed off, yet still went about seven feet farther than you or I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally

  61. The Braves new outfield is a Brave new world, and I wonder about Soler and Rosario, too. Assuming ROS is them playing at their best — Soler gets the nod because he’s healthy?

    I’m asking for Conforto, who wants to be dropped

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario is due back any day tho

      • H2H, Rosario over Soler, in an efficiency vacuum?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Soler

  62. thekid2004 says:
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    Considering closing up shop for the season in our 12 tm 6×6 OBP/QS dynasty league (annual 25% inflation).

    Don’t have many keepable assets, so considering a fire sale for rebuild. Is the below return sufficient or would you want more/give less?

    Give: Soto ($16), A. Chapman (non-keeper), Aaron Nola (non-keeper)
    Get: W. Franco ($2), J. Rodriguez ($2), M. Barnes ($1)

    Don’t really want to part with Soto at this price, but he also demands a significant return that would jump start a rebuild.

    Thanks, Sir Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hate giving up Soto, especially in an OBP league

  63. lindorphins says:
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    Trade question for this year and beyond in a 12-team, H2H, OPS keeper league where each team can keep up to four players:

    Lindor, Conforto and Hayes
    Bellinger and Toro

    Close/fair? Which side would you want?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, I guess…Lindor

      • lindorphins says:
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        Ok thanks. Can I infer that means you’ll probably have Lindor ranked higher than Cody in the 2022 rankings (and that’s how you view them as keepers)? Realistically Hayes, Toro and Conforto would never be kept in our league, so I actually thought I’d have to give up more to go from Lindor to Bellinger, but happy to hear if you disagree.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, they’re close…Now hearing those others wouldn’t be kept, I’d go Cody

          • lindorphins says:
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            Yea, we can only keep four and none of those is close to top 50 at this point (this after I lost Eloy as one of my four keepers and promptly drafted Conforto at 48 overall this year right before Castellanos, shoot me haha).

            Thanks for the feedback.

            • lindorphins says:
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              One more quick question as I just received a trade offer in this same format (12-team, H2H, OPS keeper league where each team can keep up to four players):

              Is Winker+Riley too much to give up for JoRam?

              • lindorphins says:
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                I know it’s a lot but with 12 teams and up to four keepers, I feel like Riley and Winker are probably keepers but more fringe, where JoRam is like top 15. It would definitely favor Riley and Winker for this season, obviously, more looking ahead as far as keeper values.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Not too much

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  64. Ben W says:
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    Nick Castellanos is coming off the DL soon in my 12 team league. I have a lot position eligibility especially when Mookie Betts gets to 2B.

    When Luis Robert comes back I’ll need another spot too!

    Who should I drop?
    Wil Myers
    Jon Schoop
    Harrison Bader

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  65. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    ROS in 6×6 roto with QS and K/9. May look to move Gausman to make up ground in Ks and QS – would you deal him for any two of the following:

    Montas
    Manaea
    Stroman
    Taijuan

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        Thank you

        I’m BASKING in Adell wake – so emotional

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha bask on basker

  66. Keeks says:
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    That Stros/Dodgers game was awesome to watch. Yordan should wear a Justin Fields jersey to his postgame pressers whenever he is in LA.

    Solds league, was offered Ian Kennedy for O’Neill who is in my Util slot and replaceable with Eloy active now.

    You like kennedy despite his rough start with the phillies?

    • Keeks says:
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      Same owner also has Kimbrel, Karinchak, Gallegos, and Castillo that I could counter for

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        All of those guys are better than Kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that’s awesome… I don’t like Kennedy, but it sounds like O’Neill is expendable for you

      • Keeks says:
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        Yeah he is expendable, but do you think I could get Gallegos or Castillo instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try it…I’d take Gallegos

          • Keeks says:
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            Thanks FML, you da bomb

  67. Michael b says:
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    1. Heard moustakas is getting activated later this week probably between Friday and sometime this weekend, hes a smart pickup right? I already got him but I’m not familiar with how good he is I just know hes got power and hes not a waiver guy.
    2. Is kyle farmer anything more than a hot streak? Like 12 runs in the last 15 days or so, like 7 or 8 in the last 7 days, I added adell instead of him, and toro was also available; I did this because adell’s biggest issue by far was his strikeout rate, it’s too soon to make a smart assessment but not striking out a single time in his debut might mean striking out isnt that big of an issue so I picked him instead is that a mistake?
    3. Is kebryan hayes cold rn or does he suck? Same question for biggio, although I might give him the benefit of a doubt and assume his injury has been bugging him for a while and he’ll be better when he comes back, will biggio be better? Is kebryan bad now?
    4. Tylor megill, he had basically one bad start, I’m a mets fan and would like a good mets pitcher but if hes bad hes bad, he got 4 earned runs (on one grand slam no walks) should I expect him to stabilise as good or continue declining
    5. is it finally happening… kelenic… is good now?… could it be? (I picked him up a month before his first call up, painfully held on till he was sent down, dropped him, and then picked him up just before his second call up and hes finally looking, okay…)

    • Michael b says:
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      For question 3 add didi gregorius to consideration

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yup 2. Nope 3. Cold for both they don’t suck…more faith in Hayes long term tho 4. I don’t trust him 5. Don’t see why not, he just a few bad weeks

  68. William Hung says:
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    I love having a team full of 2022 Most Improved Players cause they have been such trash this season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha yeah that’s the problem with having guys the year before

      • William Hung says:
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        Gonna love drafting “perennial studs” like Lindor and Bellinger in the later rounds… hopefully we aren’t seeing a Benintendi-esque fall from sub-30 year old guys like that

        biggest “bargain” will probably be Matt Chapman since he should be free in drafts next year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1st to 2nd round this year had so many pitfalls

          • William Hung says:
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            And i fell into all of them

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I did too in some leagues

  69. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who stays on my team — Moustakis or Fletcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moist

  70. stevie says:
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    Wisler pitched the 7th and 8th today. Don’t think the rays pen is worth predicting right now so I’m gonna assume that Floro, Patton,Colome are all better options right now.
    Also, I agree that Belli is broken and you can throw Grisham in that category too! That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah what a mess

  71. Justin Ralph says:
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    Add Lorenzen or not worth a move? He did get the save today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you’re desperate, I am not

  72. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Anything to holding Taylor Rogers at this point? Still awaiting confirmation but the team doesn’t sound like they’re expecting him back anytime soon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, can lose him

  73. jdred5 says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto. My team is in 7th place. Gaining 10 points would put me 3rd, which would be a huge win for a year in which I drafted a million bats I was sure would be good but weren’t. My pitching is good, my hitting is awful. My roster is:
    C-Vazquez
    1B-Abreu
    2B-India
    3B-Ramirez
    SS-Moore (Lindor hurt)
    CI-Votto
    MI-Baez
    OF-A Garcia, Durran, Conforto, Tapia, Soler (L Robert hurt)
    U-Tellez
    SP- Ryu, Musgrove, F Peralta, Cease, DeScliafani, S Gray, Wainwright (Ed Rod, Houck, Price on bench)
    CL – Clase (Hembree, Bednar on bench)

    I have received the following trade offers:
    My Musgrove for his C Seager
    My Musgrove, Tapia, L Robert for his Bregman, Stanton, and Carlson or Bader

    Either of these look to you like they would give the offensive boost I need? Other info that might be important is that I am dead last in AVG with little hope of rising (I’m at 236 (how is that even possible?) next is at 252) and that the only offensive category in which I’m doing well is SB (I’m in second, but the three teams behind me are all within 10 steals so I can’t slip too much there).

    Thanks for the time on this long post! It is greatly appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…They’re both fair — redraft? I’d do the 2nd trade with Carlson

  74. Steamin Beamen says:
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    2 questions…

    1) Who is the first drop…Rowdy or Joc

    2) Could you rank the drop order…Josiah Gray, Touki Toussaint, Tylor Megill, Ross Stripling

    Thanks for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Rowdy
      2. Gray, Megill

  75. NUX says:
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    Spitzbreath…

    Hahaha Uhhhhkay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  76. Here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Streaming Zach Thompson (v. NYM) tonight? Mets have been on a skid lately and Thompson has been solid so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am, will prolly backfire big time

  77. prognation says:
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    Greetings,
    Some has offered me Charlie Blackmon for my Brandon Woodruff. Um, no thanks. Must think I’m a newb. However, what are your thoughts on counter-offer of his Blackmon and Bassitt, for Woodruff? Trade-Analyzer shows it close. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not enough juice for the squeeze

  78. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    Assuming Gallen pitches poorly tonight
    Would you drop him for Montas or Muller
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Montas

      • Alps says:
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        Cool
        Thanks

        • Alps says:
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          Sorry
          If Gallen does pitch well do you have the same answer

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. Gigorilla says:
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    Hello Grey — please provide your take on Kenley Jansen ROS. I have decide between him and
    Lee Trivino for a traditional mixed 5×5.

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s wrong with him? Jansen over Trivino

  80. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    LAA are officially the absolute worst if they weren’t considered it already as far as str up lying about injuries. years ago they pulled the worst one ever, calling g.richards “dehydrated” then 2.5 or so days later it’s finally called a torn elbow tendon. here we got them claiming rendon had a “hamstring strain” that kept never getting better (which they also didn’t go into details about why that would be), now it’s “needs hip surgery and out all year”. this certainly explains why he sucked so much, he was playing presumably the entire year with hip problems that needed surgery. if he actually gets this fixed he’ll be very cheap next year now that we have an actual reason why he sucked. also there was the whole “we don’t know how skaggs got the skag (i.e. opiates) that he OD’d on” (later and now there’s lawsuits out from the family trying to get paid blaming a training staffer/medical team person for having got that for him which he died from), can’t forget that one.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      it’s also possible he somehow picked up the hip injury while in minors rehabbing the “hamstring strain” but that sounds far more like the mess not the outright lies we know LAA engages in. wonder if trout has cancer or something (i’m only like 30% kidding).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, it’s lies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that on Rendon…We’re not getting back Trout this year

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        over/under on how many more trout updates that read “delay on him coming back” for whatever mickey mouse b.s. 2 or more to be a fair line i’d think. also over/under on what date the real news comes out on what trout’s actually going through. that one is harder. i’ll go with
        1. what appears to be a revelatory “update” like august 24th or something
        then
        2. in oct more real actual revelatory update that says really it was something else

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, 100%, I don’t think we’re getting Trout back

          • Will says:
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            Really scratching my head on what is going on with Trout. What are we on, week #12 for a “calf strain”? There has to be something else at work here.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Something else is going on here

              • Will says:
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                Do you have a theory? Or is it something you’d rather not publish. I mean you’re local to LA maybe there are whispers going around.

                • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                  i mean they called rendon’s hip problem a “hamstring strain” for like what 2 months or so now. we have no idea what trout’s really going through. i doubt grey had any inside info simply since he lives in LA (esp as LAA isn’t in LA anyway). we had no idea skaggs had a skag problem (i guess unless you were one of his dealers i’d suppose)

                  – in these things it’s always possible the local media might know something more than the rest of us, but it usually takes a while for that stuff to leak out.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    It’ll come out eventually if there’s something there

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m not gonna speculate but it’s super suspicious

                  • Will says:
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                    OK, thanks.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

      • hondo says:
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        What if when Mike Rizzo flipped the coin that decided between resigning Rendon or Strasburg it landed on it’s edge?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  81. molina bros bbq says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve got under 20 moves left for ROS. 12 team roto w/keepers. I’m in 1st, but it’s close.

    My staff: Yu, L Castillo, Ryu, Nola, Jon Gray, Odorizzi, Detmers, Daniel Lynch, Josiah Gray
    RPs: Diego Castillo, Tyler Rogers, Finnegan

    I think I may need another “closer” to keep pace in SV. Who to drop for Lorenzen?

    Separately, would you drop another SP for Daulton Jefferies or Maeda or hold?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynch — Maeda over Detmers

  82. lindorphins says:
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    Would you trade Trout for Wander in a forever keeper league?

    Also, Bellinger dropped to 8th tonight. Make it stop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      PAIN

      I’d take Trout, but it could work out

  83. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Keep forever – $9 Alonso or $14 Bellinger? Close or nah? Obp ops league fwiw. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pete, close

  84. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need to drop one of the following. who gets cut?

    duran
    houck
    ynoa

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Needs? Ynoa

  85. Russ says:
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    Sup Grey,
    Which bat would you go with tonight?
    Bellinger (Home) vs. Odorizzi
    K. Marte (Home) vs Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  86. Tigres says:
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    Grey! Who’s my drop for when Moose Tacos is activated? Blackmon, Aguilar, Adam Frazier or B Anderson. Need runs and HR most, in OBP league. As the white sox used to say, Danks You!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Anderson

  87. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Wow, just noticed Suter has 10 wins. What a difference that could have made to some of my teams.

    • Tigres says:
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      and 6 for Devin Williams, who wasn’t even good the first month. This is why I am not getting wins from Woodruff and Burnes!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that would’ve been nice on all my teams

  88. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey
    6×6 OPS, keep for two more years, who do I keep? Matt Chapman at $22 or Toro at $10/$15 escalating contract per year?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toro

  89. Shitwolf says:
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    hey kind sir which catcher is best for OBP league ros Gary Stassi or Garver… im guessing Garver but Stassi is hunky too

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stassi

  90. Cohen says:
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    Please pick one?
    Plesac home vs Det or
    Kim home vs KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kim

  91. Harley Earl says:
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    Springer bomb in the first again tonight. That’s 13 HR in 38 games. Dude is on fire.

    Cody may have ruined his shoulder being an idiot and cost himself millions. At least Yelich got injured trying to make a play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah what an absolute idiot Cody is

  92. Drew says:
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    Which side do you like a 16-team OPS keeper:

    Gausman and McMahon or K.Tucker?

    Fair?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d want Tucker

  93. ashtray says:
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    Is Carter Kieboom finally happening? I don’t want to get hurt again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It might be

  94. john says:
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    H2H Yahoo. 12 team. Keeper.

    Dropped Biggio. Because he upsets me.

    Have some maneuver space on positions (need C, 2B, or SS). Should I grab Soler, Toro, Straw, or Happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Needs? Soler or Straw

      • john says:
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        Little bit of everything. But might don’t need the Ks Soler brings.

        Kiner-Falefa
        Rizzo
        2B
        Vladito
        C. Taylor
        Renfroe
        Mullins
        Walsh (please come back soon)
        Ohtani
        IL: sad stories like Acuna

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Straw

  95. stevie says:
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    Grey, I’ll throw some bad closers names in a hat and please reach in and pick one out for me!
    Hembree
    Clippard
    Floro
    Patton
    Colome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clippard

  96. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, Megill and Wacha’s blowups may have put the nail in my coffin this fantasy season. We’ll see…

    How do you feel about JD Davis being benched frequently now? Stick with him or go with Toro, Farmer, or Flores?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him for Toro

      • Alex says:
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        Thanks. Nvm it’s Giolito’s blowup that gets me.

  97. scoboticus says:
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    Are you kidding me? I benched Duran and Olivares because I needed RBIs and HRS, and guess what they just did?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

  98. Justin Ralph says:
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    Is Bednar just not going to get a chance to close? Would you rather have Clippard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  99. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Grey,

    Would you lose Wander Franco and/or Moncada for Adell, Rainey Tapia or Rhys Hoskins? It’s a redraft category league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both for Raimel and Hoskins

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. rhodyballer says:
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    Kittredge, Sewald or Clippard?

    • The Harrow says:
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      empty the clip

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