Call me nuts, but I don’t know about the Red Sox inviting Bryce Harper’s dad and Pete Alonso’s cousin to pitch for them. This doesn’t feel like it’s the smartest move. Oh, just thought of a great idea. For each home run a Red Sox pitcher gives up, whichever cardboard fan gets hit by the gopher ball, they have their mortgage paid off. John Henry prolly never do it because then his net worth might go from $2.6 billion to around $2.599 billion. So, yesterday the Home Run Derby began and ended with Adam Duvall (3-for-4, 5 RBIs) as he hit his 6th, 7th and 8th homer. “Duvall, you are my trusted adviser, and I will call you Constantinople.” “Cut…Okay, that was good, Marlon, but call him Tom and he’s your ‘consigliere.'” Also, in this game, Marcell Ozuna (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 12th homer, and 4th homer in two games. OZUNA love Fenway without fans. OZUNA say no more comment. So, for fantasy, these guys are both who they are, but the moral of this story is Red Sox pitching is the most sucky, and you should stream all hitters you can against them. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Walker Buehler – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.60, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “My toenail was bothering me. Sorry, didn’t realize it would be a problem wearing open-toed flip-flops to Joan in Accounting’s funeral.”

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .302. Mookie Best!

Zac Gallen – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.80. Top 10 starter in 2021? I think I might rank him in that 8th or 9th starter off the board area, where I say I want him to be my 1st starter, but am just being daft, because he’ll be gone already.

Junior Guerra – 1/3 IP, 0 ER and the blown save, ERA at 3.14. Guerra? What’s he good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again! Appears like Guerra is the Diamondbacks’ closer, and, since yesterday’s game was blown due to unearned runs, he’ll likely get another shot.

Elieser Hernandez – Hit the IL with a lat strain. Transformation will have to wait as Elieser continues to doolittle.

Sixto Sanchez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.37. The line doesn’t do him justice. Young LaFlame, he is Sixto Mode.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.72. Yes, this game was against the Marlins in Miami, but the move to the AL and throwing in Buffalo Wild Winds Stadium isn’t bothering Ryu at all.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .269. Wasn’t a cheapie off Sixto (yes, I watched this game — how can you not watch Sixto?), and have a feeling I’m going to be writing a Lourdes Gurriel Jr. sleeper post again for 2021. Once bitten, never shy, right?

Mike Yastrzemski – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. He’s been so good he’s made it almost worthwhile learning how to spell his last name. Not sure if you heard, but teammate, Pablo Sandoval, can’t pronounce Yastrzemski so he calls him, Glass-of-whiskey, and, welp, I’ve decided to stan Sandoval forever.

Garrett Hampson – 2-for-34, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and 3rd homer in two games. Hitting behind Pillar to block him from Bud Black’s gaze, I’d imagine.

Sam Hilliard – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Bud Black doesn’t deserve these guys.

Daniel Bard – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.94, and the save. Bud Black is given Givens and he taketh away hope of saves.

Aroldis Chapman – Suspended for three games for throwing a 101 MPH pitch at Brosseau’s head, which he says was unintentional. I’m not saying three games is right or wrong, but how did Joe Kelly get suspended for eight games for the same thing? Because he made a face? Manfred is such a joke.

Deivi Garcia – Will start on Friday vs. the O’s. Yup, I’m in. Seriously. What are you waiting for? Let go of that steering wheel, pick up your phone and grab Deivi!

Jordan Montgomery – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.76. Jo-Mama!

Gleyber Torres – Can rejoin the Yankees in two days. Sorry, they have Jordy Mercer now.

Clint Frazier – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .294. I don’t want to get greedy, because it took forever for Frazier to get any real looks, but have the Yankees completely forgotten they have Miguel Andujar?

Charlie Morton – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.82, as he was activated from the IL. Pretty iffy on him after his early going was less than desirable. Not saying I wouldn’t own him, but it’s not clear how long it’s going to take him to get to 5+ IP. With the Rays all but a lock for the playoffs, I can’t see pushing him either.

Mike Brosseau – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer. “That’s how you put a ball over everyone’s head.” That’s what Brosseau.

Randy Arozarena – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Fun fact! Randy Arozarena was kidnapped by Nicholas Cage and raised as his own.

Tyler Naquin – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .284. If there’s gonna be an apocalypse, show me some kind of sign from above…*the most random of randoms hit multiple homers* …anything? “You’re useless.” Whoa, there’s someone on my roof talking to me.

Triston McKenzie – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (zero walks), 6 Ks, ERA at 1.69. Well, we got a rookie ace named McKenzie. Just not Gore. Are you not entertained? For what it’s Werth, I picked up Triston McKenzie when he was called up and won’t drop him unless he’s bumped from the rotation.

Jorge Soler – Left with oblique soreness. Ya’ll mind if I scream?

Ian Kennedy – Diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of the calf. That’s a calf that knows how to do basic math.

Keston Hiura – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .229. Haven’t heard anyone talk about this at all, except for me and I’ve mentioned it numerous times now, but Keston’s strikeouts are out of control. Dating back to last year.

Adrian Houser – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.97. Yeah, this guy is a joker and mea culpa. I pushed people to draft him and I wish I never did myself. More like Adrain, amiright? By the by, it’s impressive how awful the Brewers record is considering no one in their bullpen has allowed a hit all season.

Cristian Javier – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.35. How long until Javier is dating Kate Upton? So, Streamonator loved this start, and doesn’t like his next one in Oaktown, but I’m desperate — can you smell it? — and I’m throwing him there.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. I saw his home run on Tuesday, and I was like, “Meh, Alex Dickerson is slamming gopher balls like a madman Bill Murray and who’s got time for Brantley?” But two homers in two games has me arching my eyebrow.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week. Usually go for lemon potatoes at an Israel Diner-Falefa, but I’d try a hot schmotato.

Zack Wheeler – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.20. Be nice to go back to July and draft Wheeler late when it was rumored he was going to opt out, and get to live 14 months of 2020. Lowercase yay!

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and three homers in his last five games, but he doesn’t play every day, and you know what you’re getting so yeah.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.95. Between Sixto Mode’s half innings, I flipped back and forth with this game. I was expecting to see Scherzer just not look himself, and, while I’m not exactly Dave Duncan, he looked fine. Only thing I see is his fastball is 95 MPH, which it’s been, but his changeup is 86 MPH vs. 84, and a negative pitch. Bigger the difference, the better, so maybe the grip is off? Maybe he’s not torquing as hard, which sounds like a Disney employee talking to a mechanic working on the Mad Hatter Tea Cup Ride.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs, as he was activated from the IL. He was 4-for-22 before being injured, but, don’t worry, he has time for another good 50 at-bats, if he stays healthy. Ha, Donaldson’s gonna end 2020 with less than 100 ABs. Cool year.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .243. He’s fat and hits homers, you know what’s up with Sano. But, real quick, how do the White Sox, the Twins’ opponent, not trade for a cheap vet starter? They couldn’t get Mike Minor? This has to be the most puzzling thing, right? Or am I crazy? Meh, don’t answer the last one.

Jake Cave – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Fun fact! Prior to a name change, Jake’s name was Jake…ake…ake…ake…ake…

Wil Myers – Hit the IL with an undisclosed injury. “What could it be what could it be,” I say to the hummingbird outside my window. The Padres sidelined Tatis and Morejon earlier this year for a few days when they just had the flu, so hopefully it’s nothing else.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .313. His swing change is real and it’s spectacular. He went for a Launch Angle of 2, which is egregious. May as well have been slamming a jackhammer into the ground on each swing. It’s now 9, and his Fly Ball Rate went from 23.1% to 38.3%. He is a 25-homer guy again, and not a 18-homer one.

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. New to baseball, who dis?

Ty Buttrey – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.34. I love saves. Love them. I snuggle up to saves at night, and they make things that are too harsh and cold soft and warm. Buttrey’s saves? Not worth this.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .209. The saddest murmur anyone’s ever heard, “Albombso.”

Michael Conforto – 4-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .331. If I drafted Conforto instead of Pete Alonso in all my leagues, I’d be the world’s happiest 5-foot, 6-and-three-quarters inches man. It’s average height! Shut up!

David Peterson – 4 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.03, as he entered in relief. He was moved to the bullpen, so the Mets could put Seth Lugo, their best reliever, in the rotation. Even if you start smart, the process of becoming the Mets manager dumbs you up real good.

Joe Musgrove – 3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 6.62, as he was activated from the IL. Just in time for the Pirates’ playoffs push.

Colin Moran – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .264. Pirates had their best hitters in the lineup hitting 5th through 9th. Because…Scared of success? I don’t know. Not saying they’re great hitters, but compared to Cole Tucker, Adam Frazier and…Have you seen their lineup? Top four guys have an under-.300 OBP.

Javier Baez – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .200. My kingdom for a three-week hot stretch from Baez. Yes, my kingdom includes 200 Gregg Jefferies rookie cards, so?

Jose Quintana – Hit the IL again with lat inflammation. Just opt out, bro. It’s cool, but stop.

Tyler Mahle – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.90. Epitome of a guy who you love owning in an NL-Only league, but can’t stomach in a mixed league. Therefore, T. Mahle goes from epitome to a-pit-in-my-tummy.

Brad Miller – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .333. What if I told you Brad Miller will be busted for standing on Mike Trout’s shoulders while in his jersey like Vincent Adultman? Would you believe me?

Dexter Fowler – Expected to be out for a few weeks, due to medication he’s taking for a stomach issue. That answers the question around the Cards’ clubhouse. “What is that foul smell?” “It’s been Fowler.”

 
  1. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Can you believe in my keeper league… keep 5 for this year, guy keeps Alonso and Cole over Tatis. I even said, what are you doing, he said he’s good bro.

    Oh, and I dropped Mondesi.

    Would you drop Houser?

    Thanks for everything Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch on the Tatis…That could hurt for a long time

      Yeah, can lose Houser

      • Will says:
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        Kinda like me dropping Mike Trout after he struggled in his first MLB stint back in 2011. Yes, kids, Mike Trout once hit only .220 in the big leagues. Took me 10 years to finally get him back on my squad this offseason.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, ouch

  2. Harley Earl says:
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    Josh Donaldson comes off the DL and two hours later Wil Myers goes on the DL. I just can’t catch a break. Would be nice to field a relatively healthy team for once.

    Better include Austin Riley in your BUY column on Friday. He’s been on fire my friend!

    • Cram It says:
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      Riley is 85% owned.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        I have no idea where you got that number from or what world you live or play in. But Riley is 39 percent owned in Yahoo and that’s with a 24 percent increase over the last week (up from 15 percent).

        Might want to have your eyes checked again pal, because those glasses ain’t working.

        • Cram It says:
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          Well I’ll tell you where I got that number. Fantrax, where we play our RCLs. So stuff your insults in a sack.

          • Harley Earl says:
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            Haha! I don’t play on Fantrax. So I’m right and you’re wrong! LOL

      • William Hung says:
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        Is that just across RCL? In Y! public he’s at 39%

        • Harley Earl says:
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          He’s wrong. Riley has NEVER been 85 percent owned in Yahoo. He’s shootin’ from the hip.

          • Cram It says:
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            I just said it’s on Fantrax. Idk why you keep referencing Yahoo.

          • NUX says:
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            We don’t like to use ESPN or Yahoo for realistic ownership % bc Yahoo and ESPN especially in a year like 2020 prob have a lot more dead leagues or owners who are paying more attention to Football by now.

            What Cram is saying is that Grey won’t include Riley bc he prob uses Fantrax for ownership %, especially since thats where the RCLs are played. I could be wrong though

            • Cram It says:
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              Right, that’s what I think, and I could be wrong too. It could have been a civil discourse but I guess that was asking too much!

              • NUX says:
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                Maybe, but I think if you’re looking for civil discourse, we’ll need you to revise your nick to “Cram It, plz”.

              • Harley Earl says:
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                By the way, I do like the phony handlebars mustache and beard. It definitely completes the ensemble.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I use ESPN for Buys, if he’s under 50% owned, he’ll be there

      • NUX says:
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        Lol me and Cram were off base on that one

        I look forward to your Buys later TODAY!

        Yes everyone not forking up the coins for the patreon sneak peeks — you read that right, the buy comes out TODAY.

        Don’t miss out. I know I’ve been able to sneak a few players off the wire on Thursday afternoon’s all year. And I really hope we keep doing this for 2021 and beyond.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

        • negatto says:
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          So where is the link to this goodness from above? I can’t find it anywhere,

      • NUX says:
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        Oh and Riley is at 40% in ESPN as of this morning

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Riley will be on then

        • Cram It says:
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          So we were all wrong about the source. But all right about the ownership numbers. Not that Harley would accept that.

          • Harley Earl says:
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            Harley is very accepting. Harley has been wrong many times before and will be many times again. Harley gets something right once in a while and it makes him feel warm and fuzzy inside.

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Fantastic report!

    a. Anyone see if Soler will go on the DL? Is he droppable in a redraft, 12-teamer?

    b. Talk me down from the ledge. I added Plesac ahead of his start over….McKenzie. He is awesome, don’t know how good ’cause KC is bad. SON didn’t like this start or his next one, that was my reasoning. Next year, for sure, around pick #77…McKenzie.

    c. Added Naquin and Duvall just in time for them to get cold. Duvall does look locked in and is hitting off-speed pitches off RHP. Hitting LHP was his day job.

    d. Added Bard dropping FPeralta. Pray for me. Most likely he’s the drop for Nick Anderson when he comes off the DL on Friday so it won’t be for too long – the praying part.

    e. Killing me this OAK and SEA PPD crap. Literally, killing me.

    f. Fowler stench, too funny.

    g. Trout man, what a bum hitting .276. He is total crap, dropped him for Mondesi yesterday. How’d I do? Grey, you there?

    h. MLB quote of the day for September 3, 2020.

    ‘In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted; if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.’

    George Thomas ‘Tom’ Seaver, aka ‘Tom Terrific’ and ‘The Franchise’.

    RIP, Tom Seaver.

    The Mets won the rights to offer him a contract in a lottery (with the Phillies and Indians losing out) that matched the Braves’ offer which he refused. The rest is franchise history, put the Mets on the map. His 1969 season and what he did for the Mets to win the WS are stuff of legends. Those same Mets traded him away for bag of dicks – the trade was dubbed ‘The Midnight Massacre’ on account of it was done just before midnight on the trade deadline.

    His accolades are many.

    1. Seaver and Walter Johnson are the only two pitchers to have 300 W, 3000 K and an ERA under 3.00.

    2. His feat of striking out TEN (10) consecutive hitters is unmatched.

    3. He holds the record of 200-K seasons at NINE (9) from 1968 to 1976 – the golden era for the NY Mets.

    4. His H/9 of 7.47 is second all-time behind only Ryan’s 6.56 for pitchers with at least 300 W and first among Hall of Famers with 300 W, 3000 K and a .600 winning percentage.

    5. 109.9 WAR for his career.

    6. Won the CY award three times – 1969, 1973 and 1975. (He came in second in 1981, ‘Nando won.)

    7. He wore #41, the number retired forever of course.

    His 162-game average.

    16-11 W-L, .603 PCT, 2.86 ERA, 34 GS, 12 CG, 3 SHO, 250 IP, 207 H, 87 R, 79 ER, 20 HR, 73 BB, 190 K, 1011 BF, 127 ERA+, 3.04 FIP, 1.121 WHIP, 7.5 H/9, 0.7 HR/9, 2.6 BB/9, 6.8 K/9, 2.62 K/BB

    His best seasons were 1969, 1973, 1975 and the strike-shortened 1981, though 1970, 1971, 1977 even 1984 in his revival season were all pretty good.

    1969
    25-7 W-L, .781 PCT, 2.21 ERA, 36 GS, 18 CG, 5 SHO, 273.1 IP, 202 H, 75 R, 67 ER, 24 HR, 82 BB, 208 K, 1089 BF, 165 ERA+, 3.11 FIP, 1.039 WHIP, 6.7 H/9, 0.8 HR/9, 2.7 BB/9, 6.8 K/9, 2.54 K/BB

    1973
    19-10 W-L, .655 PCT, 2.08 ERA, 36 GS, 18 CG, 3 SHO, 290 IP, 219 H, 74 R, 67 ER, 23 HR, 64 BB, 251 K, 1147 BF, 175 ERA+, 2.57 FIP, 0.976 WHIP, 6.8 H/9, 0.7 HR/9, 2.0 BB/9, 7.8 K/9, 3.92 K/BB

    1975
    22-9 W-L, .710 PCT, 2.38 ERA, 36 GS, 15 CG, 5 SHO, 280.1 IP, 217 H, 81 R, 74 ER, 11 HR, 88 BB, 243 K, 1115 BF, 146 ERA+, 2.35 FIP, 1.088 WHIP, 7.0 H/9, 0.4 HR/9, 2.8 BB/9, 7.8 K/9, 2.76 K/BB

    1981
    14-2 W-L, .875 PCT, 2.54 ERA, 23 GS, 6 CG, 1 SHO, 166.1 IP, 120 H, 51 R, 47 ER, 10 HR, 66 BB, 87 K, 671 BF, 140 ERA+, 3.58 FIP, 1.118 WHIP, 6.5 H/9, 0.5 HR/9, 3.6 BB/9, 4.7 K/9, 1.32 K/BB

    RIP, Tom Seaver.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      A. Yeah, if IL’d

      B. For this year, I think they’ll likely be close enough, but Plesac is much better

      C. Nice

      D. Good luck!

      E. Yeah, I hear ya

      F. Hehe

      G. Prolly smart move

      H. That was awesome, thanks for that!

  4. Jorge H says:
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    Ronald Guzman worth an add for HR this month?

    • Cram It says:
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      Without knowing who you’re dropping…..sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  5. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Amazing write up! My team has been struggling as of late in the hitting department. I have Olson and Grichuk on the bench, but I rotate my players in and out of the lineup. I’m looking to see if any add/drops make sense for the final 3.5-week push. Whether that be to swap a slumping hitter out, or possibly drop Heaney or Buttrey to add a third bench bat. I do have Austin Slater returning this weekend- I’m mostly riding Belt while he’s hot. I only have 10 moves left so I have to be careful with the add/drops.

    Some further info:
    Overall I’m in 2nd place out of 10 with 72.5 points – 1st place has 78 points. A lot of my success comes from my pitching
    Runs: 3rd place with 272, 1st has 292
    HR: 4th place with 78, 1st has 107
    RBI: 6th place with 237, 1st place has 279
    SB: 1st place with 29 – the top 5 are all within 3 SB
    AVG: 9th place with .246, 1st place has .274

    Roto 10-team, standard 5×5 categories

    C: Kiner-Falefa
    1B: Moreland
    2B: Villar
    3B: Riley
    SS: Bogaerts
    MI: B. Lowe
    CI: belt
    OF: Harper, Acuna, Blackmon, Kyle Lewis
    UTIL: Grisham, Yaz
    BENCH: Olson, Grichuk
    IL: Austin Slater, Garver

    SP: Darvish, Giolito, Lamet, Ryu, Sixto, Heaney, Plesac
    RP: Jansen, Melancon, Pressly, Buttrey

    1. do you swap kiner-falefa for yadier Molina? I figure yadier has a few more games than kiner-falefa and he’s been hot. If you don’t think this will make a substantial difference I’d probably rather hold

    2. Here are some available bats:
    -Brad Miller
    -Willy Adames
    -Jeimer Candelario
    -Jason Heyward
    -Jurickson Profar
    -Sam Hilliard
    -Kevin Pillar
    -Alex Bohm
    -Hanser Alberto (jammed knee)
    -Kevin Kiermeier (batting avg concerns me)

    Thank you for all that you do!

    • Sandman says:
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      Also, ROS

      Blackmon or Eloy?

      Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      1. A catcher swap here probably won’t make a difference.
      2. You need more run producers and while I’d probably drop Moreland, I don’t think any of the available guys are going to change things much. But I’d try Miller I guess.

      • Sandman says:
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        Thanks, Cram!

        Miller was just grabbed. Any other recommendations?

        • Cram It says:
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          Not with 9 moves left. Maybe a Rocky if they have a home friendly schedule the rest of the way.

        • Cram It says:
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          Or you mean Miller was grabbed by someone else?

          • Sandman says:
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            Yup someone else grabbed Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

      Agree with Cram on rest, Molina homered yesterday, he plays every day, no reason, and 2. those names are pretty whatever

      • Sandman says:
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        So you’d definitely want Molina over Kiner?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Sandman says:
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            If I add Molina, would you drop Kiner-Falefa, or someone like Mitch Moreland (or someone else?)

            Thank you again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah

              • Sandman says:
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                Thank you!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  6. JA says:
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    ZDavies @OAK
    PLopez @TB
    CBurnes @CLE
    Dobnak vDET

    Streamonator hates em all and this league’s obv shallow with all these guys on waivers. Which one or two would you stream, or trust Streamonator?

    • Grey

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      Lopez, Dobnak

  7. Jeb says:
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    Hah, thirty years later and just reading the words “Tea Cup Ride” made me puke all over again. Good times!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  8. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    FYI Ginkel came on for the save in 9th and blew it and then Guerra pitched in the 10th and blew it again so Ginkel got the first shot.

    • Grey

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      Ah, missed that, thanks!

  9. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Grey-

    I’m an unfortunate Houser holder (hey, you were right about Giolito and Lamet and Ryu so I can’t complain).

    You dropping him in 12 team mixed leagues? Probably just a SON/saves speculation spot. Guys like Boyd, Gausman, Rich Hill, Dunning, Descalfani are the types on my waivers.

    Thanks as always.

    • Cram It says:
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      Dunning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, me too

      Yeah, I’d lose Houser and stream

  10. Hepcat13 says:
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    Greyt write up!

    Yahoo 12 team, 5×5, H2H

    What are you thinking about guys like Mondesi and Moist-ass-kiss ROS?

    1) Drop Mondesi for likes of Adames or Berti? Or hold?
    2) Drop Moustakas to grab Ian Anderson, Boyd, Devin Williams, Anthony Bass, Urquidy, Profrar, Hilliard, other randoms on wire or drop for a streamer spot ROS? Hold?

    I have just seen NOTHING from them so far and with such a short season, wonder if I should wait for signs of life. Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Don’t wait. Drop for what you need.

    • Grey

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      Think it’s time to move on — Adames or Berti depends on needs and 2. stream

  11. Travis Hafner says:
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    12 team 6×6 (QS and OPS added)

    1.) I’m in a roster crunch. Donaldson off the IL and I need to clear a spot. Droppable guys are Buttrey (not desperate for saves), Kiermaier (hot, need steals) Yuli (meh)

    2.) Assuming you may say Buttrey, is Yuli droppable? I can add a catcher which I’ve been punting, or use the roster spot otherwise. He’s only got 4 HR and isn’t even hitting great overall.

    3.) Gotta start Taijuan @BOS right?

    • Cram It says:
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      Sure you can drop both Butt and Yul. What good is he doing on your bench anyway when you could be getting stats at catcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Buttrey

      2. Yes

      3. Yes

  12. scoboticus says:
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    So Brosseau is really pronounced Bros-Say?

    Also, please rate following OFs ROS:
    Rosario
    Verdugo
    Schwarber
    Castellanos
    Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what Brosseau (I have no idea, but I think so)

      Rosario, Cast, Schwarber

  13. Dave D says:
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    Ok, well I just looked at Eric Hosmer’s stats and who woulda thunk he’d have more homers on 9/3 than a healthy Pete Alonso.

    Man, Sixto is indeed looking sharp. Great rookie trio of him, Anderson and MacKenzie. Im really interested to see where their ADPs will be in early 2021 drafts. Sixto is already on bubble for top 100 me thinks. Anderson and Mac on bubble for top 200.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      He’s also #5 1B on the player rater if you don’t include Realmuto, how about them apples. It also helps being anyone in the Slam Diego lineup lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess around 140ish for Sixto and after 200 for other two and steals for all three

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Maybe 180 at best for other two…

  14. holala says:
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    18-team dynasty league. Would you trade Edwin Diaz for Kenta Maeda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  15. Clubber says:
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    The Greyfather Part II- You are my war time consigliere. This season is shorter than the 100 day war. I’m up by 420 (A popular Colorado number) with Gallen, Fried, Lynn and Darvish! I’m going back to back… Just like you said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Nice!

  16. Ben W says:
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    Pick up hunter Harvey for Buttrey? Who is better ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Harvey

  17. Matty says:
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    Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department is always the best. I look forward to the coffee table book of his greatest hits.
    Between Sonny Gray, Adrian Houser, Buttrey, and Gallegos my RCL ratios have lost 7 points for me over the last two days. Woof.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      Yeah, it’s been a real struggle for my leagues too

      • Matty says:
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        I’d also read “The Adventures of Kevin” graphic novels.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  18. uncle wighty says:
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    drop jorge polanco for brad miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Miller

  19. Josh says:
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    Grey, curious to know your thoughts…

    Ginkel got the 9th for ARZ and aside from the Mookie bomb, his fastball/slider combo looked good. He hasn’t been terrible recently, ERA inflated by two early blow-ups.

    Might be a moot point if ARZ is as trash as they appear to be, but would you give any consideration to Ginkel? Sported a 1.48ERA last year and over 10K/9

    • NUX says:
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      I commented before I saw yours, but my comment a few below should likely just be a reply to you here.

      Its a committe and a messy one for now. I read a Rotowire blurb a bit ago about how Lovullo was giving a bunch of names to reporters. And he is prob using the next few weeks to eval what they have for the late innings in 2021. So expect a mess unless whoever gets the next chance nails it down. Then nails down another shortly after.

      • Josh Fromstein says:
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        Makes sense. The overall upside is next to nothing. I’m better off with a guy who won’t get saves but won’t lay waste to my ratios either.

        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, as someone mentioned above, Ginkel does appear to be 1st choice, and as you said, promptly sucked, so who knows and DBacks aren’t good…I’d guess Ginkel now but meh

  20. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Streaming against Boston is a good idea… surprised I hadn’t thought of that, but also not surprised. As a Red Sox fan it has been tough to watch their AAAA (or worse) pitching get slammed this year!

    1. Rank G. Cooper, C. Dickerson, B. Anderson. Are any of these guys more than streamers in your book or are you holding any or all of them right now?

    2. Rank D. Bard, Y. Hirano, A. Bass, G. Holland, D. Castillo. Trying to roster a few relievers who could get saves but also not blow up as frequently as Buttry.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hasn’t been pretty

      1. Streamers, but I like Cooper, Anderson

      2. Hirano, Bard, Castillo

  21. NUX says:
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    It feels weird to say that I nailed the Guerra call as the closer for the Snakes. Since he blew it. And also Ginkel blew the save the inning before according to the box score I see (didn’t watch the game).

    But anyways, I called the Snakes closer!!!!

    (who blew the save and will also blow the next save opp too)

    So Let me keep the W for today and I’ll be back to trade it in for the L within a day or three, when he does blow it again or they give the save chance to some rando like Chricton. This feels almost as futile as trying to roster a closer on any team managed by Gabe Kapler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, I’m not sure either as said above in a comment…I guess Ginkel now

  22. Jason Murray says:
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    It looks like Urquidy is coming back this weekend. Who is the drop: Gonsolin, May, Urias, Javier, Pineda, or Urquidy?

    Also, I’m currently playing Bellinger at 1B. Do I keep Olson or drop him for the much hotter bat of Brad Miller who I could use at OF and IF?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at future matchups, otherwise I guess Urquidy

      I’d go Miller

  23. Get Well Soon Tito says:
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    Curious for your thoughts on Nate Lowe down the stretch given the Rays offensive challenges at the infield corners and DH. Lowe was decent last year in his first taste (better LH bat than what Choi, Wendle, TsuTsu are doing). Plus he’s been more than solid vs LH pitching in his career. You think he’s in for a full-time look in their lineup? (The Rays have some real favorable hitter matchups down the stretch).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way would I bet he’s full-time, Cash doesn’t play much of anyone full time

  24. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Drop 1:

    Austin Riley
    Jorge Soler
    Christian Walker
    Winker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  25. Jason says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for all of your help this year!

    I have a quick question.

    For the ROS, who is better in an AVG and OPS league:
    Schwarber or Grichuk?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber

  26. Maaattttt says:
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    Hampson or Mountcastle in a keeper league? Everytime I seem to drop Hampson he goes ham

    • Maaattttt says:
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      I also have Madrigal. How would you rank the three for the rest of the year and possibly next?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Madrigal last

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson in Coors, Mount otherwise

  27. William Hung says:
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    Not sure if you caught this yesterday, but when it was announced Kris Bryant was out of the lineup, there was a mini twitter uproar from a bunch of butthurt people that Bryant was opting out of the remainder of the season… even after David Ross said that he was resting Bryant after his first game back was a 4 hour affair, people weren’t buying it. Bryant is back in there today, so twitter peeps can calm down now… it was probably one of the dumber things I’ve seen in 2020 – and it’s a long list at that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      People get mad about everything on Twitter

  28. Homers got the runs says:
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    Need help to catch up. Currently 6th place in my roto league. How much of a loss would I need to take to trade Yelich? Or do I ride it out? Was offered Happ and Jose Abreu who are both performing great this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade sounds good to me for redraft league

  29. Mark says:
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    These muscular guys always getting hurt. Soler, and Judge and two recent examples. I am always afraid to own them.

    You need dad bod type hitters..only way to have a healthy team. Gosh I miss David Wells.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Except Sano gets injured all the time too

  30. lwomack58 says:
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    Need a streamer for the weekend:

    Cueto vs AZ-Son +3.5
    J. Fleming vs MIA-Son +3
    Boyd @ Min-Son +8.9

    Looking for QS and not blowing ratios up. Worried about Boyd blowing up again.

    Also is J. Montgomery a drop to pickup one of the above for streaming.

    Thanks

    • lwomack58 says:
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      Please add Nick Margeivicius to the possible list. He’s vs Tex and Son has him at +11.9

      Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

  31. RIP Seaver says:
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    Average height for sure, but i’m betting over on the weight!

    Thanks for the awesome write up as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  32. aintlifegrand says:
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    The good thing about snatching up guys you recommend is that when they go down like Soler or Sonny, I get to come here for some catharsis. I too am screaming into the void.

    Is Soler droppable in 10 teams with oblique being a pretty significant injury that saps power and lingers even if he tries to play through it? Available bats include Nimmo, JD Davis, Walker (as noted below), Victor Reyes, Duvall, Alex Dickerson, Belt, Kole, Longoria, Mountcastle. Top 2 if you’d drop Soler?

    Batty Call Question: if holding Soler, drop Austin Riley (yesterday’s Batty Call) and add Christian Walker for today’s matchup with Kershaw @LA? Walker has been hot and lifetime Walker has 4 HRs in 13 AB, hitting .462 off Kershaw. Robot hates it though.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, guys are killing me

      Yea, I’d try JD, Walker

      Yes, go Walker

      • aintlifegrand says:
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        Thanks! FYI, just read a Matheny quote that Soler has already been dealing with the same oblique issue “earlier” this year (which in this 2 mo. season probably means since the beginning of the season), which may account for him only having 9 above replacement contributing games all year.

        Matheny seems to assess the situation as a reason to plug him back in there sooner rather than let him heal up for good, providing more comfort for the drop.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Matheny is a big dummy, but that’s not good, yeah

  33. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Look whos moving up in Perty Perts now! Yesterday was a good day. And by me proclaiming it, i will now crash and burn, hahaha.

    Agree, a patented Baez flaming hot couple weeks would be nice right about now.

    You know, on Conforto, I pointed him out in the hot starter series as a potential good pick. Looks like he’s come through on that, might actually make to the end without his patented midseason slump.

    Scherzer with a 4 ERA is almost as hilarious as Cole leading the league in HRs allowed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d love to be able to make a run in perts, but I might’ve dug myself too much of a hole for only 3 more weeks

      Conforto would’ve been sweet in any league, alas, I don’t think I have him

  34. pinkman says:
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    Would you drop Brandon Lowe in a 12-team 5×5 OBP league for Shin Soo Choo if you needed speed? Lowe is slumping hard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • pinkman says:
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        Andrus neither?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lowe for Andrus? No, I wouldn’t

        • pinkman says:
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          I could drop Dick-Rod for Andrus/Choo as well… in last for steals, but trying to hold onto 1st place…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d lose Dick for Andrus

  35. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Oh andddddddd Zac Gallen for president! He’s now at 23 starts allowing 3 runs or fewer, a feat actually better than the run Bieber is on with the exception of Ks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 8 SP off board next year?

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        As far is faith in him, at this point yes. Though his team is bad and doubly so on his bullpen so he’s getting robbed a lot of wins via ineptitude of support. Looking at the player rater, shockingly it has him at #22 SP, which feels really off, the lack of wins must be keeping his value down. If ignoring Wins, yeah i’d say he’s probably top 8-10.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, that’s a lack of wins on PR…Throw 5 wins on his ledger and he’s likely top 5 SP

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            also just noticed PR hasnt added in yday’s start yet, so that’ll boost him. Yeah absolutely with you on that… just looked – in my league that has QS instead of Ws, he’s the number 2 SP behind Bieber… def top 5 with more wins. Curious how others are going to rank him next year, cus that confirms he’s my first target next year if he keeps this up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It hasn’t? That’s weird, are you sure? I’d guess some of the dummies at Yahoo rank him around 20th SP, CBS maybe around 40th SP and ESPN just inside top 200 SPs

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                yep it says 43 IP, whereas he should be at 50 now

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, weird, will ping Rudy

  36. detroit696969 says:
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    Hey Grey! Thanks for the awesome write up.

    I’m having a dilemma in my roto league. I like to stream a lot of guys but have no idea who to drop.

    Batters: El Gary, Freeman, Villar, Donaldson, Tatis, Soto, Caste, Yaz, Cruz, Albombso
    BN: Dozier, Winker

    Pitchers: Glasnow, Framber, Sixto, Wainwright, Davies, Kim, Ian Anderson, Corbin Burnes, Workman, Taylor Rogers, Romo
    IL: Morton

    So I would need to drop 2 guys if I want to stream. Or one guy if I drop Morton but I’m hesitant to do that. What would you do? Drop Burnes after his start tomorrow?…Thanks G and anyone else with advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier and Burnes are droppable

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I don’t know what Burnes’s start is tomorrow tho, so maybe hold for that

        • detroit696969 says:
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          Corbin is @CLE. Haven’t checked SON value but he was untouchable his last start.

          By the by, starting Taijuan in BOS even tho SON has it at -$20? I was planning on it.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d start Walker, I wouldn’t mess with Burnes

  37. philip says:
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    Grey, how are you viewing Adalberto Mondesi’s dynasty value these days? Is this a good time to trade for him, or is he damaged goods? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess he’s around a top 75 overall pick next year, but hard to get as excited now

      • philip says:
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        Do you think its the shoulder holding him back, or his approach, or both?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If I had to guess, he’s slumping and would eventually come out of it…Shoulder shouldn’t still be an issue, but I don’t know

  38. Travis Hafner says:
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    Need to use some streamers in a 10 team league. Which of these get your green light?

    Mills @PIT 0.6
    Duffy CHW -1.0
    Dunning @KC 0.7
    Fleming MIA 3.9
    Civale MIL 8.5
    Gonsolin (assumes starter?) COL 17.4

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonsolin
      Civale
      Dunning
      Mills

      • crimedog says:
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        Would you start flemming in a 14?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

  39. philip says:
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    Is Verdugo gonna be one of these 100/20/70/10/.310 kinda guys who never thrill you but always help you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That doesn’t sound too far off

  40. Wacky Packy says:
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    Grey,

    which stud rookie you got for next week?

    McKenzie (KC; @Min)
    Sixto (@Atl: PHI)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sixto

  41. Gotime says:
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    Would you still hold Mondesi at $20 for next 2 years in a keeper/dynasty? 12tm H2H or drop and take a $10 auction penalty next 2 drafts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take $20 Mondesi over paying $10 for nothing

  42. Omar says:
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    Crazy to contemplate dropping Olson for Hosmer in an OPS redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      Sadly not crazy. :(

  43. erad says:
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    I guess I really did break Mondesi

    The worst part is I desperately need SB’s, so I just stomach those 0fers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks a lot!

      • William Hung says:
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        Mondesi is the new Billy Hamilton

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eek

  44. William Hung says:
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    I was looking at how many games are left and I just decided to YOLO it and picked up Jeff McNeil for now since I wanted to have a Mets guy on my team… probably be better off with another player, but hey, it’s 2020

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  45. jnienow says:
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    Drop Longoria, Y. Gurriel or Urshela for Riley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urshela

      • jnienow says:
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        Thank you kind sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. scoboticus says:
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    I have no more pickups and not enough active pitchers.
    What do you think about this trade:
    I give: Verdugo + Gore
    I receive: Keller +Lugo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redraft? seems fine

      • scoboticus says:
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        It’s keeper.
        Replace Keller with Pablo Lopez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, then no way

  47. JJ8 says:
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    JD Martinez got dropped in my 8-teamer. My last OF is Rosario, and I rotate Hoskins/Mondesi/Lowe/Grisham into the U spot. You dropping any of these guys for JDM? I want to keep Mondesi/Lowe for MI, so I guess it’s really down to Hoskins/Grisham. Oh, and I guess Albombso.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I see, you want to keep Mondesi…I guess Grisham

  48. Cohen says:
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    Please pick best 2 streamers
    T.Anderson home vs Ariz
    Dunning at KC
    Gonsolin home vs Col
    Paddack at Oak
    Cueto home vs Ariz
    Margavicius home vs Tex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonsolin, Cueto

  49. Ciwa says:
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    Hi grey!
    I have to choose a streaming option between Dame Dunning @KC and Josh Fleming vsMIA.
    What’s your favourite? And what about the two ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunning, streamers for now

  50. Dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey grey,
    Looking for a streamer for tomorrow
    Dunning @KC
    Sheffield vs TEX
    What do you think?

    On a side note, I will need to drop somebody to activate Bregman/albies when they come off of the DL. The options are Bohm, Mountcastle, Gallo. It is a keeper league so hard to just let those guys go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sheffield

      Bohm

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        I just put all 3 on the trade block and got offered L.Castillo for Bohm. I think that I have to take this. So I guess that the drop now is either Mountcastle, Gallo, Buttrey, Jeffress or my streaming slot for Bregman. Will have to eventually drop another to activate Albies as well

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Castillo

          • dontbichetteme says:
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            So pulled the trigger on the Bohm for Castillo deal. Somebody just dropped Lux. This IS a keeper league so its temping to grab him. We only keep 10 so he would really have to wow me to replace one of my 10. But its hard to leave a blue chip prospect on the FA list. I already have Albies/Biggio to play 2B. Would you drop Mountcastle or Gallo to grab him? I could also drop one of Buttrey/Jeffress to grab him but would prefer to drop a bat.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t drop one of those bats, Buttrey is terrible tho

              • dontbichetteme says:
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                I hear ya. I just dont want too many bench bats. Would you grab Soto , barnes, bard or Hunter for Buttrey?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Soto

  51. scoboticus says:
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    Hows this trade in a keeper:

    I give: Verdugo + Bassitt
    I receive: Lance Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for me

  52. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    points league. Stretch run.

    Rhys, Franmil, or Grichuk at U?
    Castellanos, Franmill or Ozuna in the OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil…Ozuna

  53. JP says:
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    Bohm or Crawford ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bohm

  54. JP says:
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    Bohm or JP Crawford ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bohm

  55. Jason Murray says:
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    Does Meadows have a hot streak coming or drop him for Schwarber who is providing numbers now? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  56. William Hung says:
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    should I YOLO on Olivares and hope to catch lightning in a bottle? I love my 5×5 guys

    • William Hung says:
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      Drop would prob be McNeil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want McNeil

      • William Hung says:
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        McNeil has a modest 5 game hitting streak – even his outs are looking better

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Albombso!

          • William Hung says:
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            Albombso owes JD Davis a beer – he doesn’t get to win the game unless JD ties the game

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Works for me!

  57. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Plesac has same number of Ks as Keuchel in 21 less IP, haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac — top 30 SP in 2021?

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Yeah feels like it. I think we can treat him the way we did Max Fried this year, maybe a bit higher

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good comp!

  58. Joe Beísbol says:
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    1. Would you start Dane Dunning tomorrow @KC? SON seems pretty neutral on the start.

    2. Injuries got me picking from the chaff for OF. Dickerson, Duvall, Hampson, Heyward, Mountcastle, Pillar, Yas. Who are your top 3 ROS?

    *sings* No, I don’t want no scrub, a scrub is a guy who can get no love from me…*sobs*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes

      2. Yaz, Mount, Hampson

      Hahaha

      • Joe Beísbol says:
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        Would you drop Ohtani for any of those three? Or are you banking on him bringing on the slam and legs the last 25 or so games?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold Ohtani

          • Joe Beísbol says:
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            Been trying to make space for him at Util by trading Voit (since I have Abreu) but am getting no bites. Feels like my league mates have lost their mind and it’ll be playoffs before some of them go “oooooh, Voit was pretty good!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  59. Giacomo says:
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    Hi GREY,
    are You still trusting more Grisham than Ian Happ in a dynasty points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For this year? Happ might be hurt

      • Giacomo says:
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        I meant in dynasty keeper. Probably I have to choose one of them

  60. Chet says:
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    Thoughts on Yasiel Puig and Edwin Encarnacion? Where do you rank them next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig? What team is he on? Edwin’s around a 200th overall guy

      • Chet says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  61. jnienow says:
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    I forgot to mention that Elvis hit his first homerun of the year the other day! Big deal or not it was against Pressly! I think he’s all shook up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I had missed that, love it

  62. DonnieB says:
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    Workman,G Holland or Bradley?
    Olson or Rizzo?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Workman

      Rizzo

  63. Wacky Packey says:
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    Grey,

    can we really trust Hendricks next week?
    Home v STL; at Mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  64. Play Ball says:
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    Ozuna or Eloy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy, same diff

  65. DonnieB says:
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    How about Workman,Soto or Jeffress? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Workman

  66. Matt says:
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    Would you rather stream Clarke @SF or Fleming vs MIA?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clarke

  67. jnienow says:
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    Tanner Rainey pitches in the rain, Rhys battles off the rain, but not Rainey, K ! Harper hoping to rip homer vs Rainey in the rain, K! J. T. says , ” i got this”, Rainey throws 98, yup K!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  68. hondo says:
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    The robot has Happ listed as eligible for 1B in Yahoo,which unfortunately is not the case.Maybe it means 1 eye.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he hurt? Have we heard? I need him healthy

      • hondo says:
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        Xrays were good,no concussion signs. He’s got a bruise but it’s above his eye,even if it swells they should be able to drain it.I doubt he misses more than a game if that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Excellent!

          • hondo says:
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            As an ex-Navy guy,it just looks like the usual weekend after payday type of injury.I’m hoping it doesn’t change the way he holds his head at the plate and mess up his swing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, hope so!

  69. Jason Murray says:
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    Hudson charged with a blown save, Doolittle takes a loss. Is Hudson still the guy or is it Rainey’s turn? Or maybe forget chasing saves and go with MIL’s Williams? My other closer is Jeffress.

    • hot corner says:
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      Hudson pitched well. Nats brought him in with bases loaded and one out in the 8th. He got a ground out and fly out but an inherited run scored on the ground out, giving him a blown save. In the 9th, Hudson went 1-2-3 with 2 K’s against Hoskins, Harper and Realmuto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson didn’t blow that game, he was in a terrible spot

      • hot corner says:
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        Doolittle had a fun 2020 extra inning outing. Runner starts on 2nd and it goes sac bunt / IBB / IBB / sac fly. Game over.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and Edwin Diaz had a 2-up 3-down inning.

      • William Hung says:
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        This is why it’s important to watch games and not rely on box scores to make judgements

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I watched it

          • William Hung says:
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            oh i replied back to you by mistake instead of hot corner…

            • William Hung says:
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              i mean jason murray

  70. Trader says:
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    Way to go Bot! After two Houser tanks I was scared of the matchup for Heaney vs Pads and Clevenger. But the dude pulled through. Extra bit coin for the Bot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

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