“I should have four remotes.” That’s Mark Whiten as he clicks on his TV remote, and breaks it because of his strength. He was going to check out, Alex Dickerson (5-for-6, 5 runs, 6 RBIs and his 5th, 6th and 7th homer, hitting .261) to make sure Dickerson didn’t hit four ding-dongs in one game like Hard Hittin’ Mark Whiten. For some reason, I’m hearing Lil Wayne sing, “She Alex Dickerson,” and it’s making me horny as my daydreams dance to Alex Dickerson actually on any of my fantasy teams. Take a lap around your desk on your office rolly chair if you were one of the 1.9% who owned Dickerson last night. You’re living right. If you’re a time traveler who came back to a pandemic just to roster Alex Dickerson for one game, then you are an absolute nutbag, but props. Also, in this game, everyone had bazinga glory, except Jon Gray (2 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.69). Between him and Sonny Gray, I might take my cue, and not go outside the rest of the week. Brandon Crawford went 3-for-6, 3 runs, 6 RBIs with a slam (4) and legs (1), hitting .280. “I’m drunk, man.” “Yeah, you’re on a Bra-Craw.” Also, Donovan Solano went 4-for-6, 2 runs, 6 RBIs, as he hits .345. Donovan then sang, “It’s the Season of the Pitch, but not for you Rockies.” Yes, there were three guys in the Giants’ lineup with 6 RBIs. Wait…666…And you can’t spell San Francisco Giants without Satan. AHHH!!! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Garrett Hampson – 2-for-3, and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .260. Bud Black’s little peanut brain prolly thinks Hampson is only good in September, because he excelled at the end of last year, never putting it together that Hampson might actually be good all year if he played him.

Jazz Chisholm – Called up because there’s no one on the Marlins, and I mean no one, who thinks Jon Berti should ever have a starting job. “Isan Diaz might not be ready for a week.” Mattingly hears the news and thinks about what he can do, then Jon Berti walks through on his hands, trying to get his attention like Santa’s Little Helper. Mattingly finally responds, “I guess we need Jazz Chisholm.” Or Cap’n Jetes heard some grumblings about trading away Caleb Smith and Zac Gallen, and Jeter, unable to be disliked by anyone, decided to show off his Gallen trade piece. So, Jazz Chisholm might not be up long, due to La Isan Bonita and not Berti, but let’s see what Prospect Hobbs said about him, “So the question becomes, did Jeter and Michael Hill pull the trigger for Chisholm because they had hard data, or at the very least, a mechanical adjustment, to help improve Chisholm’s ability to consistently make contact? If not, why even make the deal? Did they really want another Lewis Brinson/Monte Harrison type, or does Jazz represent a sturdier building block — smooth Jazz, if you will? Chisholm’s sample size in a Marlins uni is far too small to tell, but he did continue to rake in the Puerto Rican Winter League (.286/.333/.457) in an 11-game cameo over the offseason. The natural tools are there and all have the ability to develop into above average-to-plus, with the exception of the hit tool, which may only ever be average at best. The variance in Chisholm’s floor and ceiling make him a risky investment in dynasty formats, and although I don’t think Chisholm ever achieves quite the MLB career that Javier Baez has, the comps from a risk-reward standpoint are clearly there, unlike Grey, who is clearly not there.” What the aitch, my dude? There’s another 1500 words at his Jazz Chisholm fantasy, which I suggest people read. For this year, I don’t mind the flyer, but so far my Jazz hands are empty.

Starling Marte – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. Hook, line and don’t throw that sinker to Starling the Marlin. The Marlins should bring back planking, but call it plankton, and drape seaweed off their shoulders.

Jon Berti – 2-for-2, and his 2nd homer, hitting .263. Quick, Mattingly, get him out of the lineup!

Daniel Vogelbach – Designated for assignment. Sadly, with the addition of a few new guys from trades, Vogelbach was unable to be kept around because he didn’t allow enough room for social distancing in the dugout.

Robbie Ray – 3 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, as he entered out of the bullpen. He only allowed one walk, which means he’s fixed. Aw, I’m just messin’. Robbie without BB is just Roie, and that isn’t even a name.

Zack Britton – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.80, as he returned from the IL. Has Aroldis got a save yet? Oh em gee, he got his first last night, as he almost decapitated Brosseau. “Whoa,” that’s what Brosseau.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.38. This is irrelevant for this year (like a lot of this shizz is relevant), but Tanaka feels like a guy who does well until the playoffs, then he breaks the Yankees fans’ hearts.

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4 and two homers (3, 4), hitting .402. I learned my lesson with LeMahieu. He’s now in my Chazz Noir file folder called: Trust Falls Until They Let You Down. (Though, Noir isn’t exactly hitting .400 anywhere.)

Trevor Richards – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.91. Oh, hell no. Nope, nope, nope! We can’t have anyone who so closely sounds like one of the T. Rogerses. I’m sorry, change your name.

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in the last three games, and how many times do I have to tell you to grab him?

Willy Adames – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .316. Adames is having himself a sneaky good season that will likely go largely underappreciated this year, but could see a buying opportunity for 2021. No one sleeps on my Willy except for me!

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .370 in the last week, and two homers in the last three games. Not sure if he’s available, but the Anknee McClutchin’ has been hot.

Alec Bohm – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .291. Siri, play Spoon’s You Got Yr. Cherry Bohm. “Yes, Grey, calling SUNY Albany about your bomb–” WHAT?! No, Siri!

Aaron Nola – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.45. If only my name was Nola Albright, so I subconsciously drafted Nola in every league instead of Sonny Gray.

Justin Turner – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. This is less ugh for me, but Cody Bellinger sitting out with a “sore lat” is a lot bigger ugh. Guys and five girl readers, the Dodgers might be starting to rest guys for the playoffs. They likely already have home field in Texas wrapped up.

Julio Urias – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.27 vs. Alex Young – 5 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50. So, Rob Manfred only used SuperBalls in games where my pitchers went? Cool.

Andrew Benintendi – Might not return this year. If only the Red Sox rotation could join him.

Ian Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.25. Streamonator doesn’t love his next start vs. the Nats, but I’m starting Ian Anderson everywhere until he roofies my internal organs into a bucket.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 9th, 10th and 11th homer. If life were fair, every hitter would get a chance for a Home Run Derby against the Red Sox. OZUNA agree. OZUNA knows life is not fair because he can’t get a deep-fried Oreo in clubhouse.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer in his 1st game. Who are you, Cole Tucker? Save some wonderful for your career. I do like Hayes a lot, but he’s not a huge power threat, though his homer yesterday was a drive to the deepest part of PNC, which is a hike.

Ian Happ – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .304. Have yourself a goofy 60-game season, Happ!

Ariel Jurado – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 11.25. The road to Ariel Jurado is paved with hits.

Andres Gimenez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. It’s so awesome to see this guy breaking out for the Mets, which is why it makes me think the Mets will now send him down to make room for Todd Frazier.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and about the 19th time in the last week I’ve mentioned him. Not saying that in a 60-game season no one’s testing for PEDs, but, well, I am saying that.

Renato Nunez – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. Isn’t Renato some kind of boat race? Perfect because he’s cruising.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .278. The Orioles may not be good, but that’s because of their pitching. Don’t underestimate, and I can’t stress this enough after stressing it by saying I can’t stress it enough, their hitting.

Elvis Andrus – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he was activated from the IL, i.e., Elvis has entered the building.

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.58. He’s the Astros starter to have. Just like we drew it up in January, February, March, April, May, June and July.

Zach Plesac – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.33, as he was called up. A very apologetic Zach Plesac dedicated his start to the emergency responders, then held up a packet of Emergen-C, possibly confusing the two.

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .270. Still time for him to salvage this season, but he needs a straight giddy up for like three weeks.

Josh Naylor – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .286. Not to interupt the roundup with actual fantasy advice, but Naylor is the everyday left fielder, and has a solid bat. Cyclops or pickup, you make the call! By the way, ‘member for the last 20 years I’ve been saying with interleague it’s so stupid that box scores start new on counting stats when guys change leagues. So, not sure if it’s the new standard, but seeing box scores for Naylor show .286 average but one total RBI on the year, so they’re only half-stupid now.

Franmil Reyes – 5-for-5, 2 runs, and his 8th homer, hitting .323. He came a triple short of the cycle, or what they call a $54 Vending Machine Steak Cycle.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. Do we have time for him to get injured one or two more times this year? I’m gonna say two, but it could be tight.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks in his 1st start back from suspension. Wow, I would’ve bet all the money I have…*reaches into pocket*…45 cents that Pineda would’ve been lit up by the White Sox. Streamonator loves his next start vs. the Tigers, and I’d get in on him.

Matt Wisler – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save. Ha, I have no idea. Taylor Rogers might’ve been resting after going day before, but he might also be out. Think it’s weird Baldelli went to Wisler to close the game? Miguel Sano (0-for-5) was the leadoff man, so get in line with that weird, it’s gotta wait its turn.

Josh Lindblom – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.46. You know who’s so underwhelming I want to call him, Gosh Underwhelm? I’ll let you guess.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .207. “Miguel Sano, why do you want me to put my finger in this Chinese Finger Trap while this voodoo priest puts a spell on us?” Sano smiles evilly at the camera, then, “Oh, no reason, Christian.”

Victor Reyes – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .303. Tigers scored 12 runs and I honestly struggled to find one guy to mention who was owned anywhere. Grayson Greiner (1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer) is nice if you want to name a mansion after someone, but for fantasy? Meh.

JaCoby Jones – Out for the year with a fractured hand. Thankfully, he only needs to put an ampersand between his names, and he’s qualified to sue someone for damages.

Sonny Gray – 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.19. This felt like I was getting waterboarded by myself. What have you wrought, Gray? Is this what self-hate feels like? “Have you no mercy?!” That’s me screaming at myself in the mirror. Sonny, and I both got Corleone’d!

Kwang-Hyun Kim – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.83. I wish I owned him in all leagues. Do I trust him? Not especially, but hitters might be completely unfamiliar with him, and he can carry that for all of six more starts.

Kolten Wong – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 2 RBI, hitting .256. That was through five innings, before he was replaced. Mike Shildt didn’t want the Reds to get confused and try to hang a white flag from Wong.

Brad Miller – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 7 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. Brad Miller > Mike Trout, who says no? Okay, obviously Miller is hot yadda-blabbity-bloo, but can we just briefly cackle that the Reds were buyers at the deadline literally 27 hours earlier and now are six games under .500? The Ghost of Marge Schott is queefing in hell at that blunder.

Raisel Iglesias – Will remain in the closer role, which is what I assumed when I chucked out my window my 60 Minutes Ed Bradley bobblehead that I drew Archie Bradley’s face on.

 
  1. Dr Easy says:
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    Does it count if I streamed the wrong Dickerson? Cory went 0 for 4. FMFBBL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It does count, but not for what you want it to

  2. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Nice report!

    a. Super bummed on Sonny’s start, but he’s been my rock so can’t complain. Started Plesac which soothed the pain.

    b. Started the wrong random hot Giant in Coors!! Was this close to rostering Dickerson, then I saw a picture of you saying don’t touch my batty call, then I said it’s Alex Dickerson what could he do? I’ll give Longo one more night tonight then he’s off to oblivion.

    c. MLB quote of the day for September 2, 2020

    ‘Stealing 50 bases is a great accomplishment; I credit my work ethic. I thanked all of my teammates because they let me steal the bases in front of them.’

    Desmond DeChone ‘Chone’ Figgins. He set an Angels’ team record for 53 hits in a month (June 2007), had six hits in a game on June 18, 2007 (matching the AL record for hits in a nine-inning game). He led the AL in 2009 with 101 walks.

    His 162-game average…

    677 PA, 594 AB, 89 R, 164 H, 24 2B, 7 3B, 4 HR, 51 RBI, 43 SB, 15 CS, 68 BB, 105 K, .276/.349/.363 slash line, 92 OPS+, 216 TB

    His season was his 2009 season, though 2007 was good too. He finished 10th in the voting for the MVP in 2009.

    729 PA, 615 AB, 114 R, 183 H, 30 2B, 7 3B, 5 HR, 54 RBI, 42 SB, 17 CS, 101 BB, 114 K, .298/.398/.393 slash line, 110 OPS+, 242 TB

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. It was very painful for me

      B. Haha, I didn’t have any, so there’s that

      C. Awesome!

  3. BBHHI says:
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    Grey,

    Is Franmil breaking out to a level that even the most ardent fans didn’t anticipate?

    Is this just homer adulation?

    Thanks for thoughts.

    Regards,

    BBHHI

    • JKJ

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      The BA is rather inflated. He hits a ton of grounders, too. The barrel rate is juicy.

      This is more a hot streak than a breakout to me. He’s always gonna clap dingers, but he’s not a .300 hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil doesn’t seem to have changed anything — 35-homer, .260 hitter

      • Mark says:
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        A lot of leagues, the problem with Franmil is he’s a permanent DH. No position flexibility at all.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      https://razzball.com/navigating-the-grey-area-reyes-the-roof-because-its-all-on-fire/
      Here’s my breakdown of him in preseason sleeper

      He hasn’t decreased his GB% like i had hoped yet, but one thing he has done inprove his contact/avg vs offspeed and he has improved his approach vs fastballs by a lot. From .263 to .397 (xba of .384) and increased his LA vs those (like I hoped) from 8 to 13. So there’s room for even more improvement.

  4. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Grey-

    I was one of the 1.9% to roster Dickerson and it was because SON loved him! (and the M’s were off meaning I had an OF spot where Kyle Lewis sits).

    Tools are the best investment I make every year (though start guys at Coors may not take Rudy’s algorithm hahahaha)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  5. Big Magoo

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    The Clevinger deal reminds me of the Cole one from a few years ago. Naylor/Moran and Quantrill/Musgrove in particular. The X-factor is the SS prospect who the Indians hope will eventually be able to replace Lindor, but that’s likely to be a huge dropoff for them even in the best case scenario. Feels like a similarly light return for Cleveland here as it was for Pittsburgh then.

    Ian Anderson has been a Godsend. Looks like the real deal, and I couldn’t have needed him more than I do right now. Montas is a mess, and have Odorizzi, Yarbrough, Kelly, and Hamels on the shelf. I’m getting sick of seeing all of those little red suitcases with the white plus signs littering my roster. Think I’m starting to subconsciously grow a healthy dislike of the Swiss.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      what CLE got here vs what PIT got isn’t as bad.

      • Big Magoo

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        I’m not so sure. Might be slightly better, but still looks pretty weak.

    • toolshed says:
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      Clevinger was not taken as a first round pick / first overall in the draft. Cole had 2 more years left of control. He was going to make 6.75 m the year he was traded. Cole was also 2 years younger than clevinger at time of the trade. The guys Pit got in return are not even replacement level. They also got an OF who is not even a major league player as a reserve (.242 career avg / .297 obp in AAA) and a journeyman reliever. Cleveland at least got prospects who were ranked 7,9,11 in the padres system along with Naylor and Hedges. The package for cole is nowhere close. The pirates saved payroll which they excel at. Besides the return, the more embarrassing thing is that pit failed to develop and have cole realize his potential. Ray Searge was a dinosaur. Despite how bad that cole trade was, the archer deal did more damage to pit.

      • Big Magoo

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        By demoting Clevinger due to his recent shenanigans, didn’t that gain an extra year of team control though? And Clevinger has proven to be a flawed ace in recent years, much like Cole when he was in Pit. Clev due to durability issues, and Cole due to inconsistency (in large part due to Searage’s insistence to pitch to contact).

        Guys like Naylor are a dime a dozen. Corner OFs with some pop and decent on-base skills who don’t provide much value elsewhere. Quantrill is interesting, but has a limited ceiling. Could be a mid-rotation starter at best, or a solid reliever. Prospects look to have some upside, but nothing terribly exciting or even bankable. I see plenty of similarities between these two deals.

        The Archer deal is a completely different thing though. Total brain fart by Pittsburgh.

    • Coolwhip

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      I agree Magoo, I had a good laugh at that return. Qauntrill might actually turn into a decent starter groomed by that organization, but no one there is really going fullfill Clevinger value… it looked like one of those silly fantasy trades where someone offers a bag of party favors for an star player that most people usually laugh-cancel. But the dude running the CLE account accidentally clicked accept.

      • Big Magoo

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        Definitely, whip. Cleveland has guys like Plesac and Carrasco to follow Bieber and Civale, not to mention McKenzie, so they seem to be good to go in the starting rotation. Just gotta fill the holes elsewhere, and I’m not sure that this deal fits the bill.

        But hey, I’m not ashamed to take a handout. CLE? I love it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Indians seem like they were maybe one hitter away 2 years ago and have dismantled ever since

      I wish I had Anderson on all my leagues (or one)

      • Dave D says:
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        Ha! Well, I drafted Anderson in our league but not helping me overcome Morton, EdRod, Kopech, MadBum. It’s a lost year in 2/3 leagues for me. Outside shot in one maybe if I get hot. Not holding much false hope though. It’s only slightly better than not having a season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s been a struggle and one super terrible game like Sonny Gray deflates massive hope

          • Dave D says:
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            Yeah, that’s bummer. Hopfully you make $350 in our league. Take my 2nd place mantle from last year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’d take it, just about to break even…Then use that money to enter postseason contests

      • Big Magoo

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        The Indians had their best shot in 2016 and came oh so close. Had about a 3-4 year window with Kluber/Lindor/Carrasco/Miller but it didn’t work out. Sucks but that’s about as big as a window gets for a small market team.

        Anderson’s great. Such a nasty changeup. Just need Montas to right the ship and Odorizzi and Yarbrough to get right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crazy to think they get away with saying they’re a small market team and the owner is worth 3 billion

          • Big Magoo

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            I know, right? “Small market” is such a relative term. It’s basically just a way of saying not NY or LA. But it’s not like any owners are hurting

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, just by nature of owning a team you’re prolly not hurting

  6. Ace of Spades says:
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    ROS in a 12 team redraft roto that has 6 cats ( obp added to the standard five )

    Mountcastle or KeBryan Hayes

    thanks in advance.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      i know the answer for dynasty is mount, probably the same here. hayes’ prospect list ranking has more to do with defense.

    • Cram It says:
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      Mountcastle for me.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Agreed with the rest. Hayes isn’t the sexiest bat. That debut got people salivating, but it won’t be his norm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  7. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    NL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added, QS over wins, holds added 10 team roto (usually h2h but not this year)
    C suzuki
    1B freeman
    2B wong
    SS amed
    3B segura (2B/SS)
    MI lux (2B)
    CI votto (1B)
    OF (4): tapia, mcclutchin, harper, grisham
    util (1): mcneil (2B/3B)
    BN croenworth (1B/2B/SS)
    DL (10): pham
    SP: urias, gausman, cueto, antone (streamer spot), mahle, lindblom, richards, pab lop
    RP (4 max): raise the church, rainey, phelps, jeffress
    DL (10: musgrove, a.miller, stressbird, smyly, moronta

    waiver bids clock on guys traded the 30th-31st runs out tomorrow at night. i have 61/100 left. i have no chance on:
    -clevinger
    – austin nola

    but could win any of moreland (bid is 20 so far), goodwin, milone and a bunch of guys that are almost certainly worse than what i already have.

    1. moreland over votto here easily and just pay up? could also drop amed i guess, move cronenworth to SS, votto or one of the OF gets benched most of the time.
    2. milone over streamer spot? (leaving only remaining money almost after this).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yeah

      2. Yes

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        1. drop amed or votto

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Amed

          • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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            pillar over tapia here too or no? i’m going to have money left over if i win moreland probably.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d guess Pillar sees more ABs, that’s all that matters between them

              • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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                yeah but so far (2 days) tapia still leading off when both are there. musgrove back today so the space i thought i had for milone is gone (antone streamer spot). drop lindblom here for milone? it would seem the others too good to drop for this (richards is close of course)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d lose Milone before Lindblom tho don’t like either

                  • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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                    yeah, worst SP (actually milone’s FIP was pretty good for what he usually does up till pretty lately) in NL only are not attractive targets. but this is also likely last time in next 25 days to obtain any type of improvement.

                    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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                      oh wait, you’d lose milone before lindblom. i’d be bidding on milone so hold then.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, hold

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, same still

  8. Mike says:
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    Who is the better ROS: Mike Yaz, Kyle Schwarber, Hosmer

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Hosmer. Yaz if up there if OBP is a thing but Hosmer is definitely the best overall here.

      • Mike says:
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        This is an ops and avg league.

        • JKJ

          JKJ says:
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          Then Hosmer

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I like Yaz in a vacuum. His OPS actually ahead of Hosmer, and his counting stats are also with 28 games to go.

      But with that padres lineup you have to think Hosmer will catch up to him on the counting stats and probably be better ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber or Yaz, prolly Schwarber

  9. Racehorse says:
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    I was offered a trade of Tucker/Clevinger for my Happ/Fried …

    Not sure what to do.

    Thanks!

    • Mike says:
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      If it is for this year only, I’d pass. Tucker hasn’t done much this year and is on the IL.

      • Racehorse says:
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        Ah … crap … I forgot to look that far …

        Yeah, it’s a seasonal league — Happ has been awesome {thanks, Grey!}

        Thanks, Mike!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tucker is on the IL?

      • Racehorse says:
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        Hey Mike, Tucker is NOT on the IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, not sure of point, but I’d prolly gamble on Clevinger

      • Racehorse says:
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        Roger that …

        Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  10. Weird Fishes says:
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    Need to drop one of K Hayes, Moose, C-Dick or Cooper?

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Moustakas sucks right now. Leaning him. No time left to wait him out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

  11. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Any reason why the Mets played five games in Yankee Stadium this past weekend? I know there are no fans but players are still more comfortable in the their home ballparks and ballpark specs are sometimes considered with rosters and lineups. Why not play the Friday doubleheader or the Sunday one at Citi Field instead of having the Mets designated as the home team in two of those games?

    I understand, grand scheme of things, no big deal. I also understand it is the same city and there would have been no big deal to play two of the five games in Queens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Honestly, I have no clue

      • joeurso1 says:
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        I think it might be because the US Open is on right now (though without fans too). Just a thought.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That could be

  12. Herb says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you drop any of these pitchers for Michael Pineda or Ian Anderson?

    Kwang Kim
    Kevin Gausman
    Archie Bradley (I’m middle of the pack in saves)

    Thanks!

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Bradley isn’t gonna close, so him.

      Pineda was really encouraging, but I like what Anderson is doing more than what I think Pineda can do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  13. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    Did anyone see LeMahieu slide into home …..hard to fake out an mlb catcher like that …….

    great headline

    “I Want You To Try To Chase This Little Chicken……you catch it your faster than greased lightning”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hadn’t seen it with DJ — Rudy did title

  14. Dr Y says:
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    10 team roto. Semien was dropped and have mondesi in 2bss spot. Pickup up Semien and sacrifice one of my streaming pitcher spots? Mondesi (gary Sanchez, d Carlson) killing my average. I can sacrifice steals, have a decent cushion between me and 3rd place. Can’t see dropping mondesi but a streaming sp or Carlson actually for semien

    • Dr Y says:
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      JD Davis also droppable

    • Cram It says:
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      Lose Mondesi if you don’t need the steals. I don’t understand the last part but you can drop Carlson if that’s an option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram — but JD might be droppable too if he’s badly injured, haven’t heard latest

  15. crimedog says:
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    In dire need of some ratio help after G richards (0.2 inn 6 ER) and Sonny gray (0.2 inn 6 ER) blew my shizz up this week. To add to it I was deciding between Alex Dickerson or Jason heyward for a batty call yesterday and went heyward.

    A) Any of these starts you are particularly fond of or consider must starts? Any of them you’d definitely avoid? ERA, whip, QS, K/9, SV, HR allowed.

    T walker @bos (-17)
    T milone vs wsh (-1.5)
    D dunning @kc (0.7)
    T anderson vs Ari (7.2)
    K gibson @sea (11.2)
    N margavicious vs tex (10.0)

    Normally I’d just trust SON but that hasn’t done me great lately and it’s the home stretch.

    B) mountcastle or Lourdes Gurriel?

    • William Hung says:
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      Just remember SON sometimes has wacky ratings – i.e. Rick Porcello was like +15 against the Marlins I think… that Gibson & Margavicious rating seems a little high

      I’d prob roll Dunning and Gurriel

    • Cram It says:
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      Loving Dunning

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      agree with Cram

      • Sinner Man says:
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        Kinda surprised you haven’t mentioned Devin Williams in your rundowns. I know most of you aren’t in holds leagues but his ratio’s and k/9 are beyond gorge. Who was the OG commenter who used to boast about his vulture reliever W’s? Vin Wins was it? Anyway I hope he’s not dead. You suck Grey, cheers brother.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope VinWins is good too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Dunning, Anderson

      B. Mount

  16. scoboticus says:
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    2 saves in two days with only 1 K. Kintzler is the weirdest closer ever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  17. Cram It says:
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    A-Dick looked at the rest of my NFBC OF of Laureano, Dahl, Domingo and Kingery, and said “Fine I’ll help you out.”, as he farted in their general direction.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, nice own on him in that league and lucky to start him…I have one NFBC league that is okay, and one that is awful, not even sure why one is good and one is bad it’s such a weird year

      • Cram It says:
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        Thanks. I’ve been bouncing around the top 5. I went extra heavy on offense (last guy to draft a pitcher), but my pitching is carrying the offensive failures.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Top 5 where? RCL?

          • Cram It says:
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            NFBC league.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Top 5 overall?

              • Cram It says:
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                Ha. No!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah, oh well

  18. kelly leak says:
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    Start Gallen today in std Roto @ LAD?

    • Cram It says:
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      I probably am. He handled them last time, but I’m waiting to see what kind of lineup LA puts out.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Gallen is matchup-proof. Start every single time.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Yeah you gotta start him, he’s literally been the most consistent starter since last ASB aside from maybe DeGrom

      • Sinner Man says:
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        Uhh Biebs would like to have a conversation with you in the loo..

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          close, though he had 1 5 er start last year

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Every start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Gallen everywhere until further notice

      • kelly leak says:
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        Thanks all.
        Yeah he’s been great so far. Hoping for another good one today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  19. happyharry says:
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    Grey, Need your advice for ROS.
    1) – Activate DeJong and drop Lewis or Kepler?
    2) – Activate Musgrove and drop Bassit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d lose DeJong
      2. Lose Musgrove

  20. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Bohm or Miller ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bohm

  21. Cram It says:
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    How much do we like Eflin tomorrow against the Nats? I need a push.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      I say go for it. He’s feeling it this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Has a nice K/9, and outside of Soto and Trea, Nats have been iffy

  22. uncle wighty says:
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    drop mountcastle, bohm or kendrick for gonsolin?

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Mountcastle for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  23. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Kris Bryant or Christian Walker ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess Bryant

  24. Harley Earl says:
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    Tried to tell you guys about Kim back in February. Got laughed at. I’ve got him on two of my three teams. I trust him and you should too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  25. Thundergunn says:
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    was offered Devers for triston mckenzie in Dynasty..thoughts?

    I already have Plesac, and could use the offense

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d take Devers for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      oh my goodness take this and run far far far far away

  26. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    $54 Vending Machine Steak Cycle = a Peloton

    thanks, i’ll be here all week.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Lemme know if it’s better than a $12 Salad

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        haha absolutely, at least i’ll feel full afterwards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruth Chris about to go into the gym game, and not be able to open doors in another business

  27. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    In what order in a S+H league:

    Pomz
    Britton
    Karinchak

    and

    Teoscar or Blackmon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton, Pom

      Blackmon

  28. JDB says:
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    You’re wrong about Tanaka. As a Yankee fan, I can tell you that he worries us during the regular season because it always seems he’s one start away from tearing his elbow apart, but in the playoffs, he’s been money. Reminds me of how El Duque made us feel back in the day.

    Tanaka’s career in playoffs (6 series): 5-3, 1.76 ERA, 0.783 WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, that’s fair, solid track record, I just feel like the other shoe’s gonna drop at any time w/ him

  29. Play Ball says:
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    Sonny has struggled in 2 of his last 3 starts and wasn’t exactly sharp in his previous start when he went 5 scoreless. I think he walked four that game. He’s throwing a lot of pitches to try and reach 6 innings for a QS.

    Who do you trust more for ratios ROS, Sonny or Glasnow? Glasnow seems to have it together and looking like he did last year his last coupe starts.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Glasnow until he gets hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your definition of struggling is different than mine

      Sure, can try Glasnow

  30. The Great Knoche says:
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    Just want you to know Ketel Marte will get a slam and legs today. I have benched him in place of Victor Reyes in an RCL today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so, could use it badly

    • erad says:
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      Razz nation thanks you for your sacrifice!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Always

  31. Nitro says:
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    In my ten team points league, J. McNeil and K Marte are “poop”. Neither will be keepers, do you think it is time to lose them and uuse for hitter and or pitching streaming spots? If you had to pick one, who it be?

    • Cram It says:
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      McNeil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose McNeil before Marte

    • William Hung says:
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      The Mets fan in me wants to believe that McNeil is going to get things going over the final month – he’s at least looked better the past handful of games

  32. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Justus Sheffield ($6) and Mitch Graver ($6) for Michael Kopech ($11)

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      its a 10 team dynasty/keeper league

    • Cram It says:
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      Sure

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        cram,

        THe deal is now: SHeffield ($6), Will Harris ($6) and minor league prospect Kiebert Ruiz for Kopech ($11) would you still make that trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok can i ask why?

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              do u think one of them along with Ruiz is fair for Kopech? If so which one?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Wouldn’t send Sheffield/Garver

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  not going to send Garver and Sheffield. I was thinking Sheffield or Harris along with ruiz for Kopech

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Okay, Ruiz

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      u think harris and Ruiz for Kopech?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sure

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not great

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                would you trade one of them along with Ruiz for Kopech

  33. Let’s Play Two says:
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    For 2B should I go with Happ or B. Lowe ROS? Lowe has really fallen off the last couple weeks. And off course if I made the switch to Happ he will probably slump.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  34. Nightpandas says:
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    Chasing runs hits obp

    Stick with Nimmo or drop for Candelario or Solano

    Which “o” ya got

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solano

  35. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Roto, 12 teams.

    i’m currently projected +24IP over the limit.

    looking to trade some SP for RPs.

    Trading Glasnow for 2 of the below:
    Pressley, Montero, Rosenthal, Barnes

    Which 2 RPs you like best for Saves?

    thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible trade

  36. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you think Rosenthal is the closer in SD for ROS.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Committee? or Pom?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rosenthal

  37. erad says:
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    Fun fact about Ian Anderson, pitched in the town next to mine – I unfortunately never faced him mainly because he’s 10+ years younger than me and my baseball career peaked in 9th grade when I was relegated to the bench drinking all the kool-aid and eating all the sunflower seeds while the starters were in the field!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, so close to facing him!

  38. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Is Helsley (STL) worth holding on to? Think he closes at all this year?

    Rather have Freddy Peralta (MIL) or Helsley (STL)? Or better things on the wire?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, he’s not the closer — I guess waivers

  39. Dan says:
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    Take one…

    Madrigal, dylan moore, Adames, Altuve (someone just dropped as I’m writing this..)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

      • Jammer McSlam says:
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        I have Madrigal and Cronenworth already so I’m not thinking about picking up Adames necessarily. But, would he be a better keeper potentially than these two?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  40. stuey says:
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    This question makes me sad.

    Lose Mondesi to pick up Berti? Both are/would be a bench bat. Thinking at least Berti gives me more positional flexibility to fill in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  41. Tim Anderson & The Bat Flip says:
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    Really like Kyle Tucker. Has been huge for the Astros and hits in the 5 hole for a good lineup that can drive him in for Runs as well as rack RBI and hit for power.

    I was offered Teoscar for him. Who puts up the better counting stats going forward for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Teoscar

  42. Hobo says:
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    Love a good Spoon reference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I used to love them, haven’t listened in a while

      • Hobo says:
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        That’s fine, I should have said “Love a good Spoon reference (2001-2007 only).” Still great live though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup!

  43. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    I’m in two roto leagues, one 12 team (5th place in a very tight race), one 14 (2nd place batting for 1st) and have a few questions. Appreciate any suggestions.

    12 team
    1.) Is Austin Meadows droppable? I’ve been waiting for so long for him to come around that I’m now wondering if I’d be better off mixing and matching in Hampson/Y. Gurriel/Urshela/A. Dickerson/B. Miller off the wire.

    2.) Have plenty of starting pitching (Cole, Fried, Snell, Giolito, Lamet, Keuchel) but need offense. Was offered Rendon for either Lamet or Giolito. Thoughts? Also, I’m thinking of countering with an offer of some combo of the aforementioned starters for Treat Urner. Thoughts?

    14 Team
    Is K. Martel droppable? Have A. Gimenez for SS and Biggio along with Tapia , V. Reyes (drop either instead?). As mentioned above, also thinking of adding Hampson, B. Crawford or Adames or someone else (R. Nunez?)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, really? You must have someone else to drop

      2. Sure, Lamet

      I wouldn’t drop Marte

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        Thanks!

        1,) Definitely could drop others, I just wanted to know if you thought Meadows was worth continually trotting out there given his oblique and lack of production.

        2.) Straight up Lamet for Treat?

        3.) Thanks! Not sure why I called him Martel. Too much GoT. If i keep him, maybe he’ll eventually blow up? (in a good way). Drop Tapia then for Hampson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2. I’d take Treat

          3. Sure

          • Lincecuminmypants says:
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            Ok. I’ve countered with my Lamet for his Turner. Doubtful he’ll take it. May be willing to throw in Snell too.

            Thanks for the feedback!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  44. negatto says:
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    Pick 2 for the foreseeable future.

    Riley, Belt, Alonso, Mountcastle, Brad Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso, Riley

  45. Whatever says:
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    Imagining Marge Schott queefing makes me throw up in my mouth. Well done Master Lothario!

    Who would you drop with Morton coming off the DL? (12 teamer, std)

    Houser, Lugo, Mondesi, Haggerty, Hirano?

    I am leaning Lugo as i dont think the Mets will put him back in the closer role and I dont need a SP who will only get to 5IP by Sept 15. Ugh.

    But Mondesi has been straight up garbage but if he gets hot he could get get me 10 SB in a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you’re welcome!

      Lugo, sure

  46. Kristofer Charles Knutson says:
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    Was offered Altuve for Teoscar Hernandez and Mondesi. This is keeper league, and Altuve would be my last keeper over Altuve. I have given up on Mondesi. Make the trade or is Teoscar a better keeper going forward than Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d give up on Altuve too

  47. Q says:
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    Are we starting Spencer Turnball in a 12 tm QS league today? He’s @ MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  48. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    12 Team Roto

    Even if JD Davis isn’t injured bad, is he droppable to move on to better matchup plays instead of whatever he is going to give?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t say that but don’t know who you’re moving on to

      • Russ says:
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        Mountcastle, Hilliard

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go to Mount

  49. aintlifegrand says:
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    I didn’t watch any more baseball last night after Sonny getting shelled, so your update brought me at least a few good surprises after all.

    Who you got between Corbin Burnes and Ian Anderson? Burnes is next @CLE which the robot hates and then at home vs. the Cubbies, which the robot hasn’t weighed in on yet. Ian Anderson’s next start could be either @Nats or @Marlins because of the DH Friday. Robot doesn’t like @Nats, but likes it more than Burnes @CLE.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  50. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    Points league. Can you pick 2 starters for me for next week ? Thanks.

    Hendricks (STL; @ Mil)
    Manaea (HOU; @TX)
    McKenzie (KC; @Min)
    Davies (COL; SF)
    Sixto (@ Atl; PHI)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks, Davies

  51. Kcc26 says:
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    Guys it sounds crazy but—at what point do you move on from Alonso or Olso (I have both) to play the hotter hitters like Belt? Not much time left! Can’t be running out this .150 nonsense everyday!

    • Kcc26 says:
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      12 team league, btw. I realize that we’re still working with a relatively small sample size but we’re at 1.5 weeks left in the regular season and Alonso really hasn’t shown any signs and I’m not sure Olson has had a single week where he’s managed to hit over .200.

      So would you go with a Belt? What about when my Albies comes back? Do I have to consider holding and playing Cano over those slumping 1b? Driving me crazy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Olson for Belt

      • sportivetricks says:
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        I’m actually thinking of dumping Olson for Renato. Is THAT crazy?

        Lurrrrrrrrrve!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think it’s crazy, lurve!

  52. Thesportsguy says:
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    It was nice to have the Reyes combo on my AL only team…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  53. Good Sir says:
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    H2H Categories

    Receive Lindor, LeMeihu

    Send Urshela, Santander, and Montas

    Which side of the deal do you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Whatever says:
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      i dont know the intricacies of H2H but I would do that deal.

  54. Licketty Splits says:
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    12 team 6X5 with OPS & QS instead of Wins, Dynasty league with 30 player roster & 5 NA slots with 3 IL slots. Currently in 4th & realistically the best I can see finishing this yr is 2nd
    My core SP are Buehler, Bauer, Woodruff & Paddack. The rest of staff is Gausman, Mahle, Turnball, Peterson, Ray, & Wood
    Available: Heaney, Dobnak, Stripling, Yamaguchi, C Smith (IL but I have room now as a stash for next year) & Happ (really old for a dynasty hold)
    As far as RP I have: Diaz, Buttrey, Workman, Sulser & Holland
    1) Any moves I can make to upgrade my SP???

    Sorry in advance for the C question
    2. I have Severino who I picked when he was hot but just coming back from being injured. But I see Nola out there. Make the switch?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Heaney, Smith — Wood, Mahle

  55. Licketty Splits says:
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    Ugh Nola just got picked up

  56. moistasskiss odorizzi says:
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    a. picked up moreland, have howie kendrick, who should i drop when i need to?

    b. or would it be madrigal or didi,

    ive got biggio, lindor, rendon, arenado too but i likey them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Didi

  57. Big Dog says:
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    Started Kim last night in a QS league so I was very disappointed that he got taken out after 5 innings despite being up 13-0 and cruising along. Makes perfect sense to use 4 relievers to finish the game when you are up 13 runs I guess.

    Unfortunately, on the flip side I started Lester in the same QS league and wish they took him out after the 5th inning instead of allowing him to give up 4 runs and 7 baserunners in the 6th.

    I get very frustrated with the early hooks but maybe 5 innings is like a brick wall for many pitchers these days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  58. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Is Holland (KC) closer rest of season or you think Staumont take over?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d be shocked if Holland runs with the job

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, what was the one you did last year that was similar? Was it this one?

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            Same one. Evergreen.

  59. Spencer Siegrist says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Dude, I own both these guys- Meadows and Baez.. who do you think is worth holding onto longer in the hope they turn it around this season?

    They’re both killing me in my points league right now!

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Baez

  60. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Some interesting takeaways from the Razz/Steamer ROS player rater:

    Paul Dejong is number 20 among ALL hitters.

    Kolten Wong is 29.

    Cutch is 23.

    Edman is 30.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All those extra games will come in handy

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Yup, and Cutch? Well he’s just gangster.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup

  61. DLev45 says:
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    12 team 5×5 Roto (6 keepers):

    C – Vazquez
    1B – Olson
    2B – Biggio
    3B – Chapman
    SS – Baez
    OF – Just Dong
    OF – Conforto
    OF – Teoscar
    UT – Happ
    UT – Madrigal

    BN – Laureano
    BN – Ohtani
    BN – Gallo

    IL – Moore

    SP – Cole
    SP – Buehler
    SP – Urias
    SP – May
    SP – Gonsolin
    SP – Lopez
    SP – Keller

    RP – Jansen
    RP – Kintzler
    RP – Jeffress
    RP – Rosenthal

    NA – Clevinger

    Who are you losing from this lineup to bring Clevinger back later this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Tough call, I think Laureano

      • DLev45 says:
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        I was looking at him, Gallo, or Ohtani.

        You still like Ohtani (hitter only) above Laureano ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, to move into the lineup when he gets hot

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Agreed on Laureano. I don’t think Keller keeps up the charade much longer though.

      • DLev45 says:
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        Somehow I’m in 2nd place when my keepers have been some of my worst players.

        My first 6 keepers and 1st 4 picks and their season ranks:

        K – Cole (107)
        K – Olson (240)
        K – Buehler (340)
        K – Clevinger (459)
        K – Baez (504)
        K – Just Dong (666)

        7th Rnd – Chapman (67)
        8th Rnd – Laureano (425)
        9th Rnd – Jansen (26)
        10th Rnd – Conforto (62)

        Have some sunk cost heartburn on Laureano, because I took him 93rd overall. But he has been really poor since his suspension.

  62. fausto

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    Would you lose Asdrubal in a 15team for Andrus? In 2nd place. I’m rocking Erik Gonzalez @SS hasnt been terrible. Or could use the spot to stream?

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      Need SB more than anything. Not that I plan on elvis doing much…or could grab Edwin Rios while turner is out.

      • JKJ

        JKJ says:
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        Elvis is okay. There’s not any other speed options out there? Haggerty? Berti? Hampson? Gimenez? Kiner-Falefa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  63. rhodyballer says:
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    I have the slumpster Fire trio of Alonso, Olson & Laureano with Riley, Mount and Madrigal on my bench…

    Somehow I’m (barely ) in 1st place – even with Acuña also hurtin for certain.

    Ride with the slumpsters in a 5×5 12-team $ league or make a move? Its’$1 to move guys in and out of lineup and $3 for WW moves. On the wire are:

    Solak
    Braun
    Choo
    Cooper
    And the Bud Black coin flips of
    Tapia
    Hampson
    Hilliard
    Rogers

    Thanks dude.

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Oh – throw Belt on that ww too, please…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Choo over Laureano

  64. Djdelman says:
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    Is this brad miller dude for real? Rather get Riley for his flexibility.

    Also between dunning, Lopez and gonsolin, which 2 should I start (h2h points). Like Lopez a lot but man he gets tough opp every time, safe floor tho

    Ps. Those who need ss help, Jose Iglesias has been flameee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

      • Djdelman says:
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        Dunning vs royals. Lopez vs rays and gonsolin vs Colorado I think

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not Lopez there

  65. Whatever2u2 says:
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    Would you have the pants grapes to start Morton off the DL against the Bombers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      lol pants grapes. haven’t heard that one.

      agreed with Grey. I pretty much never start someone fresh off a lengthy delay.

  66. Sinner Man says:
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    Damn would you take Springer and Chazz Noir for Bellinger and Madrigal in a 10tm yahoo h2h? Currently .5 games out of first and have Olson to supplant but I’m torn.. Bellinger’s been on such a heater and Charlie has lost 50 pts on his avg in the last two weeks but I kinda think this is a hard yes, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Springer, but it’s close and could go either way

  67. Joe Beísbol says:
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    My league seems super trade averse atm. It’s leaving me at a loss of how to handle my glut. I can’t bench Abreu or Voit, but I can’t play Ohtani even though I could really use some steals. And Moore is coming back this week. I’m open to suggestions. Leaning towards dropping Smith when Moore returns. Dare I drop Ohtani for Yas, or for a streamer, or hold in case Abreu or Voit cool off and Ohtani gets back to slam and legs?

    C – Smith; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Schoop; 3B – Suarez; SS – Trea; OF – Grisham, Winker, D.Smith; Util – Voit; Bench – Chapman, Ohtani; DL – Albies, Judge, Moore
    SP – Clevinger, Gray, Gausman, Hendricks, Maeda, Sixto
    RP – Bard, Bass, Holland, Pressly, Soto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore is droppable

      • Joe Beísbol says:
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        Interesting! You’d rather him over Dom Smith even accounting for steals?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm…don’t think either are long-term solutions, but if you really need steals, I guess Moore over Smith

          • Joe Beísbol says:
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            Grey: I really hate these choices

            Me: I’m not proud of them.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA

  68. Sinner Man says:
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    I’m a gambling man, and it’s a cheap redraft league so I’ll cede to your inkling and go for it. Cheers mate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, No problem

  69. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Rendon or Blackmon remainder of season? Better counting stats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

      • Shallow League Decisions says:
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        Who would you take between Blackmon and Luis Robert ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Blackmon but it’s close

  70. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Blueberry Popsicle Day!

    Got 2 questions for ya:

    Q1:
    Need to activate Zach Britton from the IL. Who of the below should I drop to make room (rostered pitchers listed below):

    SP: Clevenger, Luzardo, Javier, Sixto, Houser, Manaea, Montas, Sheffield
    RP (3x RP slots): Hader, Hudson, Barnes, Britton

    Q2:
    JD Davis was dropped; Should I drop anyone on my current roster for him?

    Roster (12-team, 6×6 OPS, Roto):
    C: Contreras
    1B: Bellinger
    2B: K. Marte
    3B: Sano
    SS: Villar
    IF: Correa
    OF: Franmil Reyes, Grisham, Kyle Lewis
    UTL: G. Hampson
    bn: Kyle Tucker, Joc Pederson, Lux
    IL: Judge

    SP: Bieber, Berrios, Urias, G. Marquez, Merrill Kelly, Bielak, Sixto
    RP: Hader, Workman, Montero, Soto, Barnes
    IL: Carlos Martinez, Caleb Smith

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t believe it’s already National Blueberry Popsicle Day, time flies!

      1. Bielak
      2. Lux

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        I know…crazy how fast 2020 is going with all the fun we’ve been having this year!

        Anyway, thanks for the advice.

        for my 1st question on who to drop to activate Britton, I don’t currently have Bielak (he’s on my other team). Who of the following would you drop to activate Britton:

        SP: Clevenger, Luzardo, Javier, Sixto, Houser, Manaea, Montas, Sheffield
        RP (3x RP slots): Hader, Hudson, Barnes

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, Montas

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            thanks again (as always)!

            fwiw, I initially thought you were a bit crazy recommending dropping Montas over Hudson or Barnes since I can only start 3x RP’s, but Montas has been all kinds of bad this year…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, a mess

  71. Dio says:
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    A: Gray, Olson

    B: Morton, Sixto

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray who?

      • Dio says:
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        Sonny

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who you calling Sonny?! Oh, yeah that side in redraft

          • Dio says:
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            Ha! Thanks Mr. Albright.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  72. hal_incandenza says:
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    Taylor Williams was traded from SEA to SD on Monday, right? ESPN still has him on SEA. I fear he may have been sucked into a time tentacle connected to the T-Rog Vortex. (Which we might speculate is itself spawn of The Revere-Span Anomaly.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, he was traded

  73. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    14 Team saves+holds league

    Could you rank these three please

    Jonathan Hernández, T. Duffey, Karinchak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karinchak, Jo-He

  74. Steve says:
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    Is Carlson already out of a job? Sitting for the second day in a row…so much promise, so little production. Are you holding on to him in a 14T mixed keeper?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d move on

  75. Cohen says:
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    Whos the pick up?
    Robles, Profar or Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s the choices? Hicks

  76. Play Ball says:
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    Which side – Bregman or Bichette?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This year? Bregman

  77. Stephen Lyon says:
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    I only picked up this Arozarena fellow because I thought I might as well have someone in my NA slot and I think he was the highest hitter on The Itch’s most recent list. Then I kinda was forced into activating him because I couldn’t make a pick-up without doing so or some shit.

    Working out pretty well so far!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  78. Joe Beísbol says:
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    Bohm vs Dickerson vs Miller vs Yas: How do you rank them as adds in a redraft? I’d like to replace some of my current pupu platter with a BRAND NEW pupu platter, and I’m taking requests.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Bohm, Yaz

  79. scoboticus says:
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    Utility slot
    Madrigal @MIN or K Calhoun @LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  80. Pete says:
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    ok to start McKenzie tonight at KC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  81. Jay Em says:
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    Yelich for Winker and Voit in a redraft. Which side and is it at all close for you?

    • Sinner Man says:
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      Yelich not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Sinner

  82. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Stacked in OF. Trying to pick up more HR and RBI. Nelson Cruz is we willing to trade for Blackmon. Which side?

    • Sinner Man says:
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      You need power? Take Cruz and run. Let somebody else deal with Charlie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Sinner

  83. stevie says:
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    K. Marte just got the drop in one of my leagues. Is he worth going after? Possible drops are Escobar, Schoop, Laureano, Hilliard, and Cooper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Him over Laureano

    • Sinner Man says:
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      How deep is your league? I could see grabbing him for Cooper, but how many bench bats do you typically roster? You’re probably better off using that spot on an RP that can give you good ratio’s and extra k’s. Think Devin Williams, Gregory Soto or even Pagan. He’s 2nd/3rd in line for the Padres and is going to get a ton of vulture win opportunities these last six weeks. That’s if you can’t get Williams of course.

  84. Nightpandas says:
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    Who ya like for next year Bichette or Baez? The Baez side comes with 2 picks that would be in the 80-100 range as well

    • Sinner Man says:
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      So what does the Bo side get? What picks and which rounds?

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Round 14 and 15 in a 12 teamer

  85. krazyivan says:
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    Sad to hear that Tom Terrific passed today. I don’t think anyone knew how to pitch against a batter any better then Seaver.

  86. rhodyballer says:
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    Looks like Gleybar could be returning Friday. Start him over Madridal and Swanson when he comes back?

    • Sinner Man says:
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      Nick until he cools off, what has Gleybar shown you so far this year?

  87. James says:
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    No comment about Elvis hitting his home run off of PRESSLY!!!?

  88. DonnieB says:
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    Trade offer….my Rizzo, Biggio and McKenzie for his Matt Olson and Eloy? All but Eloy could be kept although only Biggio at $10 is at an ok price. It’s a 12 team roto. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Without knowing anyone’s actual prices, doesn’t sound great

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