Robert De Niro, dressed in a Phillies jersey with Phanatic-fur pants, points down a dark alleyway, “Hey, Kingery, I have some beautiful furs for you. Go ahead, what are you scared of?” Little did Kingery know that just down that alleyway was a group of Phillies fans readying batteries to throw. So, Phils called up Alec Bohm, and, while I did have a laugh at Kingery’s suckitude, I have to think this is more likely the end of Jay Bruce’s playing time at DH, but maybe Kingery loses some ABs too. During the shutdown, I wrote an Alec Bohm fantasy, but since I am more of a gent than Jimmy Conway, I will quote some relevant parts, “Last year in Double-A, Alec Bohm hit for power, he has 60-grade power, but even more glamorous is he had a 10.4% walk rate and 14.1% strikeout rate. He only hit .269, but that was with a .265 BABIP. He also had a 18.1% line drive rate, 41.2% ground ball rate and 40.7% fly ball rate. One other player with a 10.4% K-rate, 18% line drive rate, 40.5% GB rate and 41.5% fly ball rate goes by the name of Pete Alonso! Swoon! *draws hearts on Trapper Keeper, stares out at the moonlight as I lower my Rapunzel-like quarantine hair* By the way, Rapunzel was the world’s first quarantine’er. Prove me wrong. So…Is Bohm Alonso? Alonso is Bohm? Finkle/Einhorn? Einhorn/Finkle? No, no, yes, yes. Alonso strikes out way more than Bohm! Holy swooning, Batman! Bohm’s gonna be 24 years old in August. Double-A is not where he should be. Double-A negatives be damned, he has never not waited for his pitch at any level. The eye is there. He is taking so long to get challenged by MLB pitchers, that I worry he could struggle at the MLB level. Our Prospectonator, which gives 162-game stats for every rookie so you can get an idea of what they’re capable of, has some rose-colored glasses for Bohm, giving him 23 HRs, 5 SBs and a .265 average. That’s surprising to me, because I don’t think we have any idea what to expect from Bohm yet, let alone that highly. I’m concerned Bohm ever connects, but if he does, it better be this year, so he’s as good a dart throw as any.” And that’s me quoting me! There’s more in that article from Prospect Hobbs and Itch, but you get the picture like Bohm waits for the pitcher, and has power. I grabbed him in all leagues where he was available. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Spencer Howard – Since the Phils needed Vince Velasquez against the 1927 Orioles, Howard will likely pitch today. It could be a 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 Ks start or a 3 IP, 4 ER, 3 Ks start. Literally no in-between.

Jake Arrieta – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.02. Arrieta had looked good coming into this start, but O’s bats have the O face and *grunts three times* you can’t stop that.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer. Jerry Tomato went oppo taco with the 1st homer, and now I’m asking for ‘salsa’ like a very white boy. Ya know what I’m thinking with Jerry T.? He’s the type who could hit for power or average, and he knows that a contract this winter is gonna be butter if he leads the league in homers in 60 games. He’s basically saying, “Come get me, Yankees!”

Rio Ruiz – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .271, and 2nd homer in as many games, and has been about as valuable as Alex Bregman on our Player Rater. Zoinks!

Pedro Severino – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .333. I was drafting Chance Sisco as my 2nd catcher everywhere back in February, and Severino was just sitting there for anyone in any league. Should’ve voted for Pedro.

Dylan Carlson – Will be called up when the Cardinals return on Saturday. That’s great news! *rethinks* Wait, what are…Cardinals? Is that a team? Going back in the archives, here’s my Dylan Carlson fantasy from this past offseason (from last October!), “First, some video:

As you can clearly see, Dylan Carlson has easy power–Wait a minute, the title of that says, “This Is Not Dylan Carlson.” Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle who scratches his butt for a living, that’s not Dylan Carlson! That’s Harrison Bader! Damn it! This is Dylan Carlson (the title gives it away):

Like a scrounchie, don’t get it twisted, Carlson does have more power than Bader. I just pulled an oppo taco video for s’s and g’s. His leg kick provides plenty of power and he’s a switch hitter that can hit from both sides of the plate, so a natural platoon shouldn’t be an issue. Speaking of which, playing time. Who’s got it, who wants it and who can’t get enough? Please check out my Soundcloud for more. Wait, I don’t have a Soundcloud.” And that’s me quoting me! Do we have any more clarity on playing time for Carlson? I have no idea, but worth grabbing him in case room in the Cards’ outfield opens (honestly, not sure where he plays). Carlson could be a top 40 outfielder the rest of the way, or droppable by Sunday.

Sean Doolittle – Hit the IL with knee fatigue. Fatigue? It’s fay-tee-gay! It’s Italian!

Juan Soto – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer. I want to drink up Sexy Dr. Pepper! Drink it up!

David Peterson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.91. Streamonator liked this start, and feels equally “works for me” for his next start, and I’m starting him, because Grey ain’t got nothing to lose!

Jeff McNeil – Was carted off the field after a fantastic play in a position he should’ve never been playing. Hey, who’s going to Mets if not the Mets? You don’t expect the Yankees to Mets, do you? In this economy? Any hoo! McNeil’s McKnee sounds like it might just be a bruise, and he’s day-to-day.

Tomas Nido – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 6 RBIs, and two homers. The .0007% Nido owners out there should get a Zoom party together and just say Nido to each other and snort.

Andres Gimenez – 1-for-3 and his 5th steal, hitting .286. Absolutely loving Amed Rosario this year going by the name Gimenez. On the reals, Rosario prolly needs a trade to another team to ever regain his fantasy value. Welp, he had 18 months to do something and *raspberries lips*

Dominic Smith – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and the 2nd homer in as many games. Yesterday, I said hot schmotato. Today, I say, Dommie Baseball! He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he could’ve been. To see who is in the Buy/Sell before it’s released on Razzball, join our Patreon. It’s $5/month, or the price of like nine stamps.

Ozzie Albies – Won’t be ready to return when his IL stint is over. Puts up the peace sign, “Albies seeing ya later.”

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.88, and lost a no-hitter to a Justin Smoak homer in the 7th. Bums me out like Evan Gattis pre-baseball to think we might’ve missed a career year from Darvish if we started this sucker back in April. Darvish was so primed coming out of last year to dominate, and he’s sticking with the narrative as preordained. This is your hero’s journey; Yu deserved better!

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .231. Joe Buck called this home run, then screamed, “Mother, you need new towels in the guest bathroom!”

Tommy Pham – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Gonna be interesting to look at some of these older guys (Pham’s 32 years old) who might’ve had their last productive year in 2020, and are they done for 2021, or was it just a weird year? You think this year is hard to rank guys, but next year will present challenges on how much to consider this year.

Chris Paddack – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.91. Ugh, it’s a bad year to quit sniffing glue. Hoping Paddack can right the ship, but, in 40 more games, righting the ship might look like Austin Powers making a U-turn in a tight alley.

Cody Bellinger – 0-for-3, hitting .165, as the Dodgers scored 11 runs. What an effin’ ticker tease this guy has been all season. Why did he tweak his swing? No one asked for this new shizz! What the hell is this crap, Chinese Democracy? Play your old hits like Welcome to the Jungle, you absolute ghoul!

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .286. Could Manfred had waited until Paddack had left town before unleashing the SuperBall that bounces 500 feet off bats?

Julio Urias – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.53. Compared to Paddack this was an ace performance. Can you tell I owned Paddack in a lot of leagues? I’m trying to shake it off, but it hurts.

Corey Seager – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, as he returned to the lineup almost a week later. Picked up right where he left off. Anyone know Chinese zodiac to tell me if this is the Year of the Seager? Might explain Kyle Seager too, but might not explain Joe Exotic.

Mookie Betts – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th, 6th, and 7th homer. This is the sixth time he had three homers in a game, a record tied with Johnny Mize and Sammy Sosa, two guys known for their pink country-western attire. Betts better, he better, he Betts! The 4th hit was a single though, so that’s kinda lame. Do better, Betts!

Xander Bogaerts – Out with lower body fatigue. Hearing a lot of this word ‘fatigue.’ Yeah, well, I’m cancelling that word. It’s body shaming to say someone’s body is fatigued. Fat’s in the word!

Kyle Hart – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 22.50. Sounds like the Red Sox found their ace.

Tyler Glasnow – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.04. When your team scores a bazillion runs, and you can’t get out of the 4th inning, that’s when I say, “Ya poo.” I’m sorry, but, “Ya poo.” I’d expect to hear Glasnow is either injured, or just not that good, and I don’t think any team says the latter, so expect something about the former shortly. Do I know the difference between formers and latters? Not exactly.

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and just start all hitters in Coors, Buffalo and vs. the Red Sox. Literally, those three things are all the same. Honestly, I thought it would be more fun to see the Red Sox suck, but it’s just kinda pathetic.

Hunter Renfroe – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. Renfroe! Or as Scooby Doo would say, “Renfroe!”

Mike Zunino – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

Colin Moran – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 6th homer, hitting .241. I picked him up for a batty call yesterday and dropped him at the last second before games started for someone else. Haha, I’m the real Moran, amiright?

Adam Frazier – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .194. Pirates were due for a good game. I mean, c’mon, they’re an easy 4-win team.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .094. I was trying to think how many players on the current Pirates’ roster are everyday players on the Yankees, and I came back with the number one, and I think Josh Bell might even get platooned.

Keone Kela – 1 IP, 1 ER, as he was activated from the IL. He will take over as the Pirates’ closer. Over/under for Pirates saves is 2.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Galvis goes on these insane hot schmotato streaks once a year, and I’d say grab him, but no one actually ever grabs Freddy Galvis. I get it, he’s boring. Well, you know what else is boring? Wiping your ass!

Nick Senzel – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer. I told you he was a hot schmot–Wait, that’s Winker I’ve been saying that about. Am I the only one who confuses these two guys daily? About to call them Jessenzel Nicker and call it a day.

Anthony DeSclafani – 2 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 6.23. It’s not so DeScalfunny when he’s on your team.

 
  1. ThE sHiT says:
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    Anyone that follows the Angels close: i saw Hansel got his velo up lately, numbers are reflecting that last 3 outings. Think he reclaims the closing gig this weekend or within the next week? Hansel and Buttrey are available and am leaning Hansel to scoop, need saves big time, thanks!

    • The Harrow says:
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      if you need saves big time and yr right about him getting his job back and they are both out there just grab buttrey and you can just get robles back later if yr right.

      • The Harrow says:
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        basically if you are in the kind of league where
        1. robles got dropped (this is most spots really)
        2. buttrey still isn’t owned

        robles still won’t be owned if/when he gets this job back.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with The Harrow

    • Chrissy says:
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      Pick up Hansel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Harrow

  2. galica says:
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    Grey!

    Fantastic report!

    a. Was going through the box scores as I do regularly as a nun prays before sunrise and I see K Hart pitch for the RedSux and I thought for a second it was Kevin Hart and I thought for another second he’d probably be better RIGHT NOW with no training!! Say I’m not right. Red Sox are really hurting this year, feel so badly for season’s ticket holders who got to redeem their season’s tickets for this year but at half price.

    b. De-sclap my fanny and all the chatter yesterday and guys drooling over him almost had me to pick him up. But I said, nah, y’all go ahead. I’m gonna have a light night, no hitting, no pitching, no worries. It worked. How could the manager keep him in there for all 9 runs? How is that even possible? See what I meant about managers not giving a flying F* about ratios? Plenty of bullpen arms just wasting away.

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    d. MLB quote of the day for August 14, 2020

    ‘I was able to strike those hitters out like that after my team scored five runs in the top of the 7th and I just thought about shutting them out and that strong will really worked.’

    Koji Uehara. Koji San has a 7.33 K/BB ratio which led MLB until the 2017 season. His quote is apropos for yesterday’s performance by Glasnow! Glasnow needs to take a page from Uehara’s book.

    As a rookie in 1999 for the Yomiuri Giants he won the ROY leading the league with wins (15), ERA, winning percentage and Ks. In MLB he transitioned from middle relief to closer in the 2013 season and had one of the most dominant seasons of any relief pitcher. Between July 9 and September 17 2013, Uehara retired 37 consecutive batters.

    His 162-game average in MLB.
    3-4, W-L, 2.66 ERA, 14 Saves, 73 IP, 53 H, 23 R, 22 ER, 12 BB, 87 K, 162 ERA+, 2.85 FIP, 0.890 WHIP, 10.7 K/9, 7.33 K/BB

    His best season, his 2013 season.
    4-1, W-L, 1.09 ERA, 21 Saves, 74.1 IP, 33 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 9 BB, 101 K, 379 ERA+, 1.61 FIP, 0.565 WHIP, 12.2 K/9, 11.22 K/BB

    Koji-San, an MLB legend if for a brief time.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      hopefully the sorts of people that can afford season tickets to anything are the same that can afford to NOT decide that getting half equitied is a thing they’d do and just bounce the ticket value to next year (or whenever the govs let people back into stands). unless like they are dying before next season and might as well cash out that half to use or give away. be F’ing gross to just give away your money to billionaires.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha, I thought that too

      B. Yeah, that was baffling, could see it a lot in final 40 games bc there’s just not enough arms on some of these teams

      C. You too!

      D. Haha, that’s awesome

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        Well the Reds insisted on starting Miley the day before instead of Mahle who had been doing well. Of course Miley only pitches 1 inning because he stinks so they had to leave DeScalfani out there yesterday to take the beating.

        Unfortunately, using openers and/or taking guys out after 70 pitches for no reason catches up with a bullpen and things like this happen. The crazy part is that this still happens with 15 pitcher staffs and a taxi squad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, prolly true

  3. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    bader is quite close to being just plain 4th OF entirely def replacement and maybe starting against some lefties. STL doesn’t even have a 4th OF on it’s entire roster, will likely having to be calling up j.williams too for the 5th OF spot. b.miller is the sneaky NL only add here as he’s starting SS (however, they’ve been off SOOOOO long that molina and dejong might just be coming back very shortly. of course we’ve seen other types take a long time to come off the corona list, so who knows really), crapenter shouldn’t ever be starting at DH against lefties and hadn’t before STL got shut down. o’neill occasionally will need some time off, fowler should have every day off (won’t happen but it should), they’ll be playing doubles probably like 1/3 of the time or so and everybody will be getting at bats. even some of these types: j.williams, schrock, and probably e.montero. if we’re lucky possibly even i.herrera (doubt it though). knizer/wieters will both get some DH work too. this all assumes nobody else gets injured while playing this often, which they probably just will. goldy basically ain’t never coming out. probably edman either. gonna need edman to get SS as i’m in a 20 teamer with kingery starting at SS (galvis an option as far as starters, as is e.gonz PIT) and edman in there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, all that makes sense, just worry Carlson platoons vs. plays everyday a’la Clint, hopefully not

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        sure, but unlike NYY, STL doesn’t have anybody like tauchman/ford in the way.

  4. SWALLOW MY NUT says:
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    LATE DRAFT RCL #77

    You cannot access this league because it is a Premium league and there is still an outstanding balance owing. You, or anyone in the league can pay for part or all of the amount outstanding. Click here to get to the page where payment can be made. Alternatively, the Commissioner can remove the premium features being used via League Setup and then downgrade the league to a Standard league, which is free.

    Please fix this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swallow MY Nut, did you already reach to me? Are you Ron?

      • Phil says:
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        HAHAHA, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Some guy Ron reached out to me and I’m wondering if he’s Swallow My Nut

  5. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    If it makes you feel any better about Paddack, I had 2 roofies in a row this week, Pearson then Desclafani. My team must have gone on a bender!

    • Phil says:
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      DeSclafani ruined me last night. I saw my hitters doing well mid-games and rejoiced, and then scrolled down to my pitching and saw his abysmal 2 inning fiasco and wanted to put rocks in my pockets and jump in the Hudson.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Feel ya on that. What hurt most was that it was a matchup I didn’t think twice about or even think required seeing how he was doing. He has KC next week and now I’m even questioning that!

    • Chrissy says:
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      He was tipping

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch, yeah, this week’s been brutal

  6. Tommen says:
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    Is McNeil droppable? Have him in a few 10 team leagues. Sounds extreme I know, but hes likely out a minimum 5 games which is an eternity at this point in the season and not like he’s lighting the world on fire out there.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yeah I think he’s droppable…that’s like 10% of the season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, but prolly depends who you are picking up and if you can’t bench him

  7. SMN says:
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    LATE DRAFT RCL #77 – You cannot access this league because it is a Premium league and there is still an outstanding balance owing. You, or anyone in the league can pay for part or all of the amount outstanding. Click here to get to the page where payment can be made. Alternatively, the Commissioner can remove the premium features being used via League Setup and then downgrade the league to a Standard league, which is free.

    Please fix this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swallow My Nut, are you Ron who contacted me and Truss?

      • SWALLOW MY NUT says:
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        Yes I’m Rob, I emailed Rudy and left a few comments waiting for approval as I didn’t know the process. The issue has been resolved thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, sorry about that Swallow MY Nut

  8. dill says:
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    Awesome report Grey. Laughed out loud at the Desclafani blurb.

    Worried about Giolito ? Lost a tick on the fastball and the control hasn’t been there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’m worried a bit about Giolito, yes, and Paddack

  9. Weird Fishes says:
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    I’ve got a roster squeeze coming when Moustakas and Carlson get activated. Need to drop TWO of Bruce, Duvall, Berti, E Gonzalez, McCutcheon, Kemp, Muncy, J Guerra (s+h league). Many thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bruce and Gozalez (or Guerra if you don’t need the holds)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Colin Moran is BJ Surhoffs Nephew. Well swallow my nutzzz

  10. RoarOf84 says:
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    Grisham or Carlson? They will be my OF5 (start 4) behind Acuna, Soto, Castellanos, and Lourdes

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Grisham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Dingo37 says:
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    Adell hasn’t shown much, drop for Carlson?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. LaRockakis says:
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    Garver fell to me in the ol’ drafterino and I was salivating to get him as like the fourth catcher off the board. He’s been complete doodle, doe. Do I drop him for Severino?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure. Stream the hot hand…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Be well!

      • LaRockakis says:
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        Hurts, b. I was so essited to be able to draft him. Gawldangit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, homeykakis

  13. swaggerjackers says:
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    I’m trotting out Dobnak and his -8.6 streamo projection this weekend because he 2-started. I have a feeling it’s not going to be very DeScalfunny when he bombs.

    • Chrissy says:
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      He’ll be fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I worry you’re right

  14. Cram It says:
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    Rosario needs to get healthy or he’s going to lose his job to Gimenez. This kid is a gem defensively, can handle the bat and runs like Rosario was supposed to. As a Mets fan, I’d rather have Gimenez out there

    That McNeil catch was ridic. We probably lose that game without it, even though it was the first inning.

    Was the “economy” jab in his blurb a Greg Giraldo reference, perchance?

    • Bryan B says:
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      Excited for some Dom Smith run. How are you so famous?

      • Cram It says:
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        That too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, don’t know Giraldo’s stuff, tbh — I think Amed might’ve already lost the job –if it was Callaway I’d say maybe not, but yeah I don’t know

      • Cram It says:
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        Oh man, his Midlife Vices album is one of my all-time favorite comedy thingies. You should give a listen sometime.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for the recommendation!

  15. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Looking to add a bench bat from FAAB. How would you rank these guys for rest of the year?
    D Moore, Hicks, Peralta, Bohm, Renfroe

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hicks, Renfroe, Bohm, Peralta for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Peralta, Hicks, Renfroe, but all close

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Thanks guys. That helps.
        Have a good weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  16. Bohm or Carlson? If it’s close I leaning towards Carlson because The cardinals have plenty of makeups. Thank again.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Carlson for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    2020 sucks balls..Next year I want to play bats only roto. Pitching, usually my strong point, has me in 3rd place overall, right now, and sinking fast..

    I never rant on here, but I knew you would understand.

    Going up to the roof now to see if I can fly..Its 2020 you never know..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, it’s been a struggle, don’t jump!

  18. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the great report Grey!

    16 team weekly H2H points league…redraft

    D. Moore, L. Gurriel, K. Lewis, J. Adell. Pick two please

    I read Gonsolin likely to get another start… do you think they’ll go with a 6 Pitcher rotation?

    Thanks again

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Lewis and Gurriel.

      Seems like the Dodger way…Gonsolin looked good Wednesday or whenever it was I watch him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with DT

  19. Big Ticket says:
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    Thanks Grey! Two questions … (1) Kela or Rosenthal? (2) Drop Tauchman or D Peralta for Carlson? TIA!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1) Kela for me
      2) I’d lose Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agree with DT
      2. Tauchman

  20. detroit_kozak says:
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    Great report as always Grey!

    Another tough pick-em, need 2 from Civale @ Det, Wheeler vs NYM, Lamet @ ARZ.
    Thinking Wheeler and Lamet….

    In another league, trying to decide btw Lamet @ARX or Marquez vs TEX (or C Javier vs SEA)

    Lamet/Marquez have been on fire lately, though COORS scares the Marquez play…. thanks in advance!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Civale, Wheeler.

      Lamet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Wheeler/Lamet

      Lamet

      • detroit_kozak says:
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        Thanks! And then Montas gets scratched so Civale is in now after all…

  21. Play Ball says:
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    Pulled the trigger taking Darvish in a trade for my Flaherety. My heart said no, but my mind said it’s a good move. I’m not a millennial, but I do need reassurance Grey Master.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, sounds solid

  22. Travis Hafner says:
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    I know like 20 people are gonna ask, but do I start LLynn @COL in 10-12 team leagues?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d pass

      • I’m benching Lynn at Colorado. Last time I did this he pitched approximately 6 innings gave up a couple of hits and no ERs. I’m still benching him and probably Marquez as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. Phil says:
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    Is it time to drop Dahl? In a 10-team, my offense is struggling (Torres, Bellinger, Bregman…), and all three of Bohm, Aguilar, and Hampson are available. Was looking at dropping McNeil (injured and no power/speed being displayed anyway) to get Bohm, and dropping Dahl to get Hampson or Aguilar. Any of this particularly good or bad?

    • Phil says:
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      ….could also drop Stripling, with guys like P Lopez and M Gonzales on waivers, and I’ve already got Bauer/Giolito/Nola/Lamet/Gallen/Urias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil for Hampson, or Stripling — don’t drop starting OF on the Rockies

  24. Kas says:
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    Someone dropped Ohtani in my league. Worth using a waiver claim on him? Also out there is Schwarber, Tucker, Santander. Ohtani and Tucker are on waivers—the other two are FA. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  25. scoboticus says:
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    Seeing what happened to Paddack and DeSclafani, I think I’m going to sit Kikuchi and Kelly in my HTH today.

    Matchup so far
    5 Wins 0
    0 Loss 2
    3 HR 4
    25 K 11
    2.96 ERA 7.98
    0.77 WHIP 1.77

    and I have Nola and Giolito on Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  26. Dodger Blues says:
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    I’ve watched most of the Dodgers games and Belly looks absolutely lost. His swing is so bad. There are 3 1B eligible catchers that have put up better stats than Belly!

    I’ve benched star players in the past and gone with the hot bat and had a lot of success. Looking at Belly and coming up on half a short season, I’m ready to bench him and get over my FOMA so he doesn’t drag down my average and missed opps for counting stats. There just isn’t enough time to wait it out. If he has a good game,…can always put him back in and hope it’s the beginning of a turnaround. Until then though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please bench him so he wakes up for the rest of us — fall on this grenade for us!

      • Dodger Blues says:
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        Haha…if that’s what it takes I’ll do it for all of us. Remember my sacrifice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You won’t be forgotten!

  27. Lubes says:
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    10 team league, keep 5 players for 3y max.
    Got offered Javier Baez for Matt Chapman and Marcus Semien. Could only keep Baez for one more year. We’re in 1st, other team in 3rd. We’re pretty deep in IF (Olson, lowe, hiura, bellinger, dozier, t. anderson, fletcher) and there’s a very small bench, so we could use the roster spot for another pitcher.
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if it helps you win this year

  28. Perfect Game says:
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    Starting Lynn in Coors today? Rockies hitters are dialed in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him

  29. Jose says:
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    Drafted Darvish 85 overall as my SP1. Of course I missed on a couple of hitter in the earlier rounds. Shaking my fist at you Eugino Suarez!

    The rest of the rotation should be serviceable too. Urias, McCullers, Yarbrough, Tanaka, Marquez,Richards. 3 weeks into the season seems like a good time to make conclusions for the rest of the year, right?

    Would you pick up Happ over Hunter Dozier. It’s a Utility spot so position doesn’t have to be the same.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As good a time as any

      Happ’s been pretty whatever, so meh

  30. Clubber says:
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    ‘Jimmy the Gent’… Haha … Morey called him, That cigarette hijacking so and so… Great reference Grey, hilarious!

    • Clubber says:
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      You’re a funny guy, you know the way you write… It’s funny

      • gary z says:
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        “Funny how, how am I funny…you mean the way I make you laugh? What the eff is so funny about me? Tell me!” -Tommy, Goodfellas

        Clubber- am I correct that you were referencing Goodfellas??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  31. Matty says:
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    I got a little greedy on the waiver wire in a 12-team 6×6 OPS dynasty and ended up with more middle infielders than I need.
    Which of my trio of new young infielders do you like best over the next few years?
    Hanser Alberto, Andres Giminez, Garrett Hampson?
    I also have Cavan Biggio who’s more highly touted, but is currently worse than any of those three.
    Who would you try to sell off in a trade for pitching?
    Thanks a bunch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

      Sell Biggio

  32. fausto

    fausto says:
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    I dropped dozier for happ in a 10 team and have not regretted it. …yet…. but I like happ better, better lineup and finally hitting in 1-6 spots.

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      This is for comment directly above because I have been commenting on this site for the last 8years and apparently dont know how to use it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, it’s pretty pretty fair

  33. foul balls says:
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    Would you start Merril Kelly at home today vs San Diego?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  34. Justin Ralph says:
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    Drop Lourdes, Albaderto Mondesi or Migeul Sano for Rio Ruiz, Ian Happ or Dylan Carlson? Its a damn shame that Mondesi looks lost.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes for Ruiz seems fair, maybe push

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Ok I’ll hold off for now and see if the Lourdes comes around. Thanks Grey!

  35. Will says:
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    Drop which of the following for Bohm – H Dozier, S Castro, D Swanson, Am Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  36. William Hung says:
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    I’m just happy I get to complain about my terribly underperforming players right now… It’s all a bonus now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, we should all remember this

      • William Hung says:
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        Looking at you Eugenio Suarez, Cody Bellinger, Adalberto Mondesi, and Matt Olson – all these guys gotta start hitting like .400 ROS to get to where they need to be

        This is the first year in forever where I’m OK not making the playoffs in my H2H league – season is too short for me to contemplate dropping any of my bats. Ride or die – YOLO!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          YOLO!

  37. Sean says:
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    Catcher question…swap out Will Smith for either Severino, Maldonado, Garver, or try Jansen or Zunino in Buffalo this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

  38. mojoman says:
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    great job, Grey. always fun to read.
    totally agree with your Spencer Howard prediction haha.
    anyway, I’m losing my patience on Muncy.
    in shortened season, can we drop him for now (or not)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Drop him

  39. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Sorry, may have been answered already.

    Sit or start [email protected] and Kikuchi @HOU?

    Thanks

    • Bryan B says:
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      Sit

      Drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with BB

  40. nightpandas says:
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    Happy Friday gents,

    Got offered Bassist and Lugo for my Ryu. Ryu was a keeper coming in this year (15 team keep 11) but has been up and down. My closers are Workman/Anderson/Buttrey so haven’t gotten a ton. Would you make the move? I would likely drop Slater (bench bat) or Buttrey.

    Cold one in the pool a comin…

    • nightpandas says:
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      on another note, drop Buttrey for Romero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Friday!

      I’d want Ryu

      Sure, Romero

  41. waffles says:
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    are you worried about hoskins? would you drop him for a jesus aguilar type?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go to Aguilar

  42. Bryan B says:
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    It’s always hard to find a good bassist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So true

  43. Bryan B says:
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    Swallow my nut

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s his name

  44. The Great Knoche says:
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    Colin Moran is BJ Surhoffs nephew. Well swallow my nutzzz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah

  45. Dan Langford says:
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    12 team keeper team here

    Need to make room with Yordan Alvarez off IL. My team:

    C: Stassi (should i pick up Jansen off waivers)
    1b: Votto
    2b: Brandon Lowe and Gleyber Torres
    3b: Kyle Seager ,Kris Bryant, JD Davis
    SS: Jorge Polanco
    OF: Kyle Lewis
    OF: Austin Meadows
    OF: Joey Gallo
    UTIL: Yordan Alvarez

    Bench:
    Ian Happ
    Garrett Hampson
    Teoscar
    Buxton

    SP: Luis Castillo
    SP: German Marquez
    SP: Sonny Gray
    SP: Woodruff
    SP: On a rotation usually a 2 start from bench or waivers
    Bench:
    Pablo Lopez
    Desclafani
    Alec Mills

    RP:
    Iglesias
    Colome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Happ

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        So much Happ hate out of you after the preseason love. I don’t like it Grey.

        I bet he reminds you too much of McNeil and Daniel Murphy with his good AVG, R and RBI but lack of pop or speed.

        I absolutely love the fact that he’s taking his walks (.456 OBP) and gaining the trust of his manager to move him up the order. I imagine the pop will come around when he decides to sacrifice some of that .316 batting average.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I like him, but between him and some other guys, well..

  46. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team, H2H-Points League (BB=1, K=-1, SB=3, CS=-1)

    Picked up Choo for his Coors week, but overall he’s been bleh…shopping for a new free agent bat. Who do you like moving forward?

    Jay Bruce
    Travis Shaw
    Wily Adames (just dropped)
    Marwin Gonzalez
    Jacoby Jones
    Robbie Grossman
    Rio Ruiz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rio

  47. Milarky says:
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    Great stuff again Grey! Looking for advice on a waiver claim (we only get one per week, so can’t really stream). I need a boost in power categories especially (and average if possible, but don’t want to get picky). Can you give me two to prioritize in order of preference from the below list?

    Dylan Carlson
    Dom Smith
    Hanser Alberto
    David Fletcher
    JaCoby Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hey, MIlarky’s making a comeback! Hanser, Fletcher, but if power, Jones/Smith or split them with Hanser/Jones

      • Milarky says:
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        Damn straight!

        Well, slugging percentage is an added category which my team is not good in, and I’m also low in average, HR and RBI.

        I can only claim one of them, so it sounds like in my situation you’d go first with Jones, then with Smith as a backup plan?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, try Jones

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Touki, but I’d check SON

  48. LaRockakis says:
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    Tatis owner countered my Hiura + Chapman offer with Paddack + Chapman. All keeper forever players.

    My rotaysh is currently Paddack, Gallen, Clevinger, Pearson, Stripling, Houser. With only Clevs being a non-keeper.

    We get to keep 3 pitchers. 12 teams. Points.

    What do you say, Grey?

    • LaRockakis says:
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      Donkey Teeth, I’d appreciate your opinion too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, Paddack+Matt Chapman for you to get Tatis? Yes

      • LaRockakis says:
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        Yes.

        Paddack + Chappy gets me Titty Tatis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Slam dunk

          • LaRockakis says:
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            Yeah? Well, that makes me feel better. I’m fine giving up Chapman, but losing a young ace like Paddack hurts my heart.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  49. G says:
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    In my keeper (5 keeprs allowed) im being offered Acuna (round 7 next year) for my Trea (6th rd) and Paddock (round 10). I was previously more open to Arenado and Paddock for Acuna but heems to want Trea.

    Before this my keepers were going to be: Arenado (5th), Trea (6th), Lindor (4th), Paddock (10th), and Julio Rodriguez (11th).

    This would leave me with 4 keepers, and no pitcher. Also hurts my team for this year though my pitching remaining would be Gray, Lynn, Odorizzi, Civale, Bassit who could be worse.

    Thoughts? Go for it? Pass? Try to sell Aernado and paddack instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Acuna

  50. wutang says:
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    YO GREY go check the razzball twitter my dude…. don’t shoot the messenger !!! I just saw a couple retweets and an updated bio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What?

  51. Pops says:
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    RCL #42 at Fantrax will not allow me access. It says that it is a premium league and a fee is owed. The commissioner must downgrade it to a standard league to be free.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll get to the bottom of it — just texted Fantrax, you shouldn’t pay anything

      • Pops says:
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        Thanks Grey, I’m back in the saddle!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  52. Dom Don says:
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    Was just able to trade Glasnow for Luzardo. Not willing to wait for Glasnow to figure it out in this short season. Good trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid trade

  53. dontbichetteme says:
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    Morning grey,
    12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10)My 1b slot is still my achilles heal. Rotating J.Pederson/Aguilar. Picked up Bohm and slotted him into my N/A slot to see how he looked. But now that hes activated, have to get him out of there in order to make other moves. Im thinking that he qualifies at 1B eventually but until he does, he doesnt really solve my problem. Already have Arenado at 3B.

    So whos the drop? Pederson, Aguilar, Bohm. I also have K.Tucker but I like his upside in a keeper league.
    other available FAs include-D.Murphy, C.Moran, D.Smith

    Also have a bit of a logjam at RP
    Which one of Karinchak, Buttrey, Gallegos gets the boot?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar ever play? Lose him

      Buttrey

  54. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    Bohm should be exciting …………..Kingery looks lost saw a stat somewhere that 50% are outside way offspeed…….seems to me he is fooled/frustrated and anxious and almost always ahead of the pithc i think kingery will lock in and go on a tear at some point

    got carslon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  55. swaggerjackers says:
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    Yordan coming back just in time for a couple games in Colorado next week. Nice! (until he gets benched for a day of “rest” during one of those).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  56. Travis Hafner says:
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    We’re okay starting Odorizzi vs KC today right? I’ve held him this long and benched him last week so if not now then when?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  57. Dancin Homer says:
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    Finally Friday, man this was a long week!

    Grey, I posed the question of Ian Happ vs. Alec Bohm an you seemed to vehemently advocated for Bohm over Happ.

    Just as I was about to make the move, I looked at Happ’s stats and he’s hitting 10/3/8/.326/1 with an OBP of .456. (currently 40th on player rater).

    Actually surprised me more than I expected.

    Do you still feel he’s more “meh” and someone like Bohm can/ will be more valuable this season?

    as always, I appreciate your insight and hope you have a great Friday/ weekend!

    • Travis Hafner says:
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      Was thinking the same when Grey kept saying meh. Her actually been great.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You’re right, Happ’s been great, hold him

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      Grey will say Bohm for the upside but Happ is breaking out and actually delivering at the major league level.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty meh, but if you want to keep Happ, it’s fine, don’t feel strongly either way, tbh

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        Stop all this #HappHate

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’m sorry!

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            Yeah Grey! rabble rabble. He’s happenin’ right now!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, finally coming together!

  58. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Deep league drama

    Josh Staumont – 17k in 8.1 IP. His whip is a little high but those Ks tho.

    Odorizzi @KC start?

    Erik Gonzalez – hitting near .400 worth a flier while Am.Rosario continues to make sure And. Giminez’s Gatorade cup stays full?
    OR
    Thinking about dangling JD Davis or Christian Walker for a MI in a trade would you move either or stream MI spot in a deep keeper? I have an extra CI Rizzo, Chapman, JD.Davis, Walker, Moreland. The only 2 I’d consider keeping are Davis $13 and Walker $9.

    Much Appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez for now….Can try to trade Walker for an MI

  59. swaggerjackers says:
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    Wanna know something else that’s DeScalfunny about 2020? There are 8 catchers this season with more steals than Trea Turner.

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      And 7 that are tied with Acuna (1).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that makes me very sad

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        This is making me rethink the draft strategy of “locking up steals early” that Scott White over at CBS pushes so much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Uh, yeah

  60. 183414 says:
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    Droppable by Sunday ? I dropped Solak when I thought he was blocked. 1 bonehead move already used up. Who’s Carlson’s competition ? Bader ? Carpenter ? O’Neill ? Fowler ?
    Not too late for R.O.Y.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Assumed Cards will play Carlson, but they’ve also played Fowler, Bader and others over Carlson for last 18 months

  61. Lion O says:
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    21 man keep forever, h2h categories.

    Give: Chapman and Stanton
    Get: ohtani and bohm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Lion O says:
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        That was aroldis chapman… my bad

  62. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    When you choose between Renfroe and JoMart for a batty call, and go with JoMart because you want best chance at mult-hit game and he goes 0-6 (only one without a hit) from the 2 spot and Renfroe goes 3-5 with 2 HRs. sick meme.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, saw that yesterday and felt for the JoMa people

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        btw Garver had 3 hits yesterday! (get surface of sun hot af you son of a benchwarmer!!!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  63. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Start Odorizzi @ home v the Royals tonight, or nah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Cool, have a good weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  64. Nightpandas says:
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    Lemahieu and Hendricks enough of a return for Albies. Wiuld help me make a push this year but it is a partial keeper and I kept him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fine to win this year, but don’t like it for future

  65. Bob says:
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    Got Schwarber on the bench able to fill in 4 OF spots or U. Drop for Edman who can fill in all the non-C spots?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  66. DonnieB says:
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    It’s a catcher question in a 12 team keeper where catchers should not kept but…. I have Jansen at $2 and Sean Murphy is on waivers at a price of $6. Worth the effort? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  67. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Starting Lynn in Coors tonight. Bad idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not in shallower leagues

  68. Fogimon says:
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    In such a short season, I can’t survive a 2 inning 9 run pizza pie that Tony D served up.
    To make matters worse, my nightcap savior Paddack couldn’t resuscitate my ratios.

    Shall I drop Desclafani for; Kukuchi or Gausman for rest of season, hold, or is this a streamer play all the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  69. Fogimon says:
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    GIANT question; rather own Cueto or Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  70. Lower The Jolly Roger says:
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    Grey! Love it as usual … 12 team dynasty …. 5×5 roto …. 10 keep & 10 farm … am I dropping Kingery ?? I have Yordan coming alive today & need to make a move … unless Robles goes IL today … thank you as always !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, drop Kingery

  71. Grey

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

  72. Tim Anderson & The Bat Flip says:
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    Really love Karinchak and he gets the ball a lot and may be closing if Hand stumbles some more. I got an offer of Liam for him. Liam isn’t the Liam of last year and Karinchak has performed better this year. In a Saves + Hold league. Take Liam or hold?

  73. FireRobManfred says:
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    I bought a monkey paw and asked for Tyler Glasnow to have a 15k/9. I’m very sorry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice work!

  74. Grey

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

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