Yesterday, Alex Verdugo went 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Were there guys who had better games yesterday? It’s not a rhetorical question. I want a typewritten response, notarized at my doorstep by 5 o’clock today. Reminds me of a joke. Father interrogating a suitor, “So, my daughter says you’re Irish. That’s important to us.” A little panicked, not really Irish, but lying through teeth, the young man says, “Yes, that’s right.”  The father quickly snaps, “What’s your last name?”  “Uh… O…clock.” Any hoo! Check out Little Daddy Smooth, Alex Verdugo’s last 30 days stats from the 30-day Player Rater:

That’s good for approximately top 25 overall for the last month. He’s owned in almost 100% of RCL leagues, as you see photo op, but he’s owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues, which is why he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but, if he’s out there in your league, no one said you can’t grab him now. *listens for a moment* Okay, nope, no one said it. Was double checking. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Beaty – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .307.  “I don’t want to be disturbed when I check into hotels, so I use the name Batt Meaty,” which is what Beaty says to confused faces.

Enrique Hernandez – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer, hitting .235.  Be so awesome for me if Kiké did love me and got hot, because I own him in a deep league, but do I think he’s much more than a guy who had a good game against a pitcher who is struggling?  Meh, not really.

Ross Stripling – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.64 vs. Aaron Nola – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.77. Classic example of owning a name vs. owning a pitcher who is actually pitching relatively the same and getting them hump stats.  ‘Hump stats’ as in mound stats and not hump stats like when your dog trainer says to take copious notes about your labradoodle’s behavior, which are ‘mount stats.’

Adam Haseley – 1-for-3, 2 runs, and his 1st homer.  Since Bruce went down, Haseley’s played nearly every day.  Here’s what I said previously on him, “Phils’ 2017 1st round pick, but the Prospectonator doesn’t love Haseley, giving him 15/7 with little average over the course of a season (by the way, if you click on Haseley’s name, his projections are there for free — like every player). I will say this for Haseley, he looks ready to contribute in the landmark case of sooner vs. later since he played college ball.  In NL-Only leagues, I’m interested.” And that’s me quoting me!

Ryan BoruckiBlue Jays manager, Charlie “You Killed My Father Prepare To Die” Montoyo, said that Borucki will make his next start in the majors.  Borucki is most famous for being the best name ever to play The Name Game.  “Borucki-fucki-me-my-mah-mucki-fee-fie-no-nookie…Borucki!”  Borucki is around a 6.5 K/9, 4.50 xFIP guy, so, ya know, an ace.

Nathan Eovaldi – Worked a scoreless inning in rehab and is now being activated this Saturday. The Red Sox said, “Hey, can you come join our team to work the ninth since each game is do or die?”  This is the stupidest thing the Red Sox are doing.  Eovaldi as the closer?  What’s he, a 6.5 K/9 guy who says he hates working relief? This might be the dumbest narrative of the season that everyone is accepting at face value.

Chris Sale – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.05. This year Chris Sale is less a 1st half vs. 2nd half of the season pitcher and more a 1st half vs. 2nd half of the week pitcher. Monday through Thursday afternoon? Great! Thursday night until Sunday night? Avoid!

Mookie Betts – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer, hitting .284. Mookie Best! (Most years. This year it’s more like Mookie Supremely Gifted But Lacking Some Of The Best.)

Rafael Devers – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .325.  Can’t fight the Devers!

Harold Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Ya know how you know you’re old? You see H. Ramirez in the Marlins’ box score and you’re like, “Hanley stopped dealing drugs and started hitting again!”

Caleb Smith – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Caleb Smith should take Trevor Bauer’s offseason course, “Some Bad Tweets And Some Good Pitching:  How I Learned To Pitch Past The 5th.”  Actually, nearly every pitcher should take the course, except Josh Hader.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Too bad he fell into a slump that he couldn’t get out of.  He was having such a great season.  Damn, his average is all the way down to .325.  Real shame.

Dinelson Lamet – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.14.  Speaking of needing Trevor Bauer’s Social Media and Pitch Count Management course.

Harold Castro – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .317.  True Story Alert!  Before this game, I wrote Harold Castro in the Buy column co,ming later today, because he’s been hot, then deleted it because I was like, “Who the eff is picking up Harold Castro?”  Then this game happened and I added him back in.  Black Moon says you got the props if you pick him up.

Niko Goodrum – 3-for-4 and a slam (8) and legs (11). It is such a joy to own Goodrum.  Not Niko, I mean this Bacardi I brought back from Jamaica in 2006.

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.13.  What do I always say?  He’s Matt when he pitches well and Matthew when he doesn’t because it rhymes with snafu.  In all seriousness, Boyd’s got himself a home run allowed problem. I know, everyone does, but Boyd really does. He’s bottom third of league for homers/fly ball, bottom 15 for HR/9 and I couldn’t find it (lazy) but he seems to give up too many two-strike homers. Check this out:  He has a 6.08 ERA since June 1st, but 72 Ks and 9 BBs in 47 IP.  That’s insane.  Know why his ERA is so bad? He’s given up 14 homers.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Don’t look now but Jose Ramirez is hitting .350 in July.  What are you doing, the Bird Box challenge? I didn’t mean literally don’t look!

Trevor Bauer – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.67. He threw only 120 pitches. Geez, that’s usually his pregame warmups. What a wuss.

Tommy Edman – 1-fgor-5, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  My dog’s name is Ted, and in the box score the Cards’ leadoff hitter’s name is written as T. Edman.  Ted man! Who doesn’t love this guy? Raise your hand so I can ignore you and it will sting. Okay, so the Cards offense sucks and Edman’s leading off, any correlation? He has a 2.7% walk rate and 10/10/.250 potential.  Ted man woof!

Paul DeJong – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .251.  Colonel Mustard in the lavatory with a urinal cake!

Dakota Hudson – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  Crazy all these years later the Ghost of Dave Duncan still lives on with the Cards.  Dakota and Ponce de Leon both are, how do you say, not good, and their ERAs are 3.57 and 2.86 respectively. Streamonator hates Hudson’s next start, but, without Ks, it’s never gonna really embrace him.

Austin Meadows – 2-for-9, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (15) and legs (9), hitting .289.  Who told you Meadows was a Buy two weeks ago? Can you say Fantasy Master Lothario and not abbreviate that shizz? If you can’t say it, you might need a speech therapist. I had one when I was a child. If you’ve ever heard the podcast, you know how well it helped!

Yandy Diaz – 2-for-8 and his 14th homer.  If you were to stick a needle in Yandy’s muscles, he’d deflate like a Macy’s parade balloon. Yo, Yandy, you a muscle-bound man or you a Garfield float? Answer me true. You want to hit home runs or you want lasagna? Tell me this please.

Gio Urshela – 3-for-7, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .305.  The Yankees should have a commercial where little kids repeatedly say, “Yankee Gio,” so it sounds like “Thank you, Gio” and Miguel Andujar, dressed as the Easter Bunny, is standing nearby, crying. That’s the kinda of dark shizz I want to see!

Domingo German – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  I officially fell to 2nd place in Yahoo Friends & Family league where I was in first all year. You might remember that league as the one where I stupidly dropped Domingo German and held German Marquez.  Worse German mixup since the Munich Symphony Hall thought they booked Yo-Yo Ma but accidentally booked Wilmer Valderrama performing Yo Mama jokes.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer.  It’s too bad he doesn’t play every day because nine homers in 46 games, while batting third for the Yankees would be a huge value uptick.

Luke Voit – 2-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Member when I used to pit Voit against Alonso and it was kinda close? Now it’s like Alonso’s cousin is pitching to him and Voit has Matt Chapman’s dad.  If I may channel Aaron Boone, Voit is no f**king savage in the box lately.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 3rd homer in two games and fifth homer in four games.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because hasn’t he hurt us enough? But he is a hot schmotato.

Mitch Garver – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .297.  Blind squirrel in March, “Guys, I can’t stay until the end of the draft, can you just give the last catcher left?” Moments after the Blind Squirrel has left, “Let’s give him Mitch Garver!”

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer. Been a bit disappointing this year. He’s getting near-everyday at-bats and he has an 18 AB/HR, which is around 53rd in the league. About that of Trey Mancini, Ramon Laureano and J.D. Martinez (woof).

Alex Bregman – 2-for-2, 3 runs and his 25th homer. Also, in this game, George Springer (2-for-5) hit his 22nd homer.  Incredibly, Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time Grey noticed them homering in the same game.

Madison Bumgarner – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.65 vs. Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.36. This game was played in San Francisco and the announced crowd was 26,898, and 26,897 were scouts from other teams for the trading deadline and one entrepreneurial guy was selling chewing tobacco.  Smart guy!

Pete Alonso – 1-for-7 and his 32nd homer.  Albombso!

Merrill Kelly – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.77 vs. Zach Davies – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 2.79. Whatever kind of tonic MLB was pumping into the stadiums in the late games last night, they should put it in all the parks, because there was hardly any offense late.  “I bought Slimer goo from the Wawa and I’m putting it in the humidors.”  “Is that legal?”  “Are you a Ghostbuster? You have to say if you are, it’s the law.”

Ryan Braun – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .272. That was his 2nd homer in the last three games.  Sir, this is RB’s.

Ender Inciarte – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. The Braves were so happy to see Inciarte return they bought him a copy of Wally Pipp’s autobiography, “I Sat On The Bench For 2,130 Games But No One Gave Me Any Awards.”  I kid, because he actually played and Austin Riley was benched.  Um, uh-oh.  Member when I said to sell Riley when he was hitting .375 and you were like, “Grey, you’re handsome and I love your gait, but I’m not selling Riley, you dope.”

Nick Markakis – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Sparkakis!

Brad Keller – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.18. Took me a bit long to realize this (I’m dumb), but Royals are solid Streamonator calls more times than not at home. Of course, Keller’s next start isn’t good from what I’m seeing. Sorry, poor choice of words.

Bubba Starling – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st steal. Bubbalicious!  Rotowan just gave you a Bubba Starling fantasy regarding his steals. The Bubb rubb is he might not get on base to steal. Woo-woo!

Yoan Moncada – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .303.  Yoan can bone!  BTW, this is currently going on with Donkey Teeth and I’m required by Donkey law to tell you about it. If you’re nice to Donkey Teeth in the comments, maybe he’ll put you in a league with one of the ‘perts — you know you always wanted to take on Brad Evans, now is your chance!

  1. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Gr8yt stuff as always, just Gr8.

    a. Going back to the mainland Sunday. Don’t tell my wife, I am ecstatic. She likes it here but doesn’t understand my need for the Internet. We have to go back because our son’s friend who we’re hosting needs to get back. Our son and his friend are like maxing out on the fortnite/Fifa paradigm! ‘Member when we were supposed to limit our children’s exposure to screens to 6-8 hours per week? Now I beg them for 4 hours without screens daily. Even that is met with criticism, like what are we going to do otherwise and make sure it’ s nothing stupid like playing chess or other board games or Monopoly deal. Hey, I get offended when he insults monopoly deal but the next generation will only survive if…

    1. The Internet collapses
    2. The power goes off

    b. Otherwise the vacay on the island paradise is going well. Plenty of sunshine, swimming and sleeping under the shade of a palm tree until it’s time to go.

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Yes says:
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      Take my wife please! Take my daughter and son too while you’re at it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha, safe travels!

      B. That’s awesome, jealous

      C. You too!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!

        Now going back on Tuesday. Oh well, I am actually starting to enjoy it and my wife and I are communicating a lot better, taking advantage of some time together. Sorry Abbott and Costello will have to wait until Wednesday.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How do you just change your trip like that? Don’t you need flights booked? Do you have your own chartered plane?

          • galica says:
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            Grey!

            I guess I have to mansplain a bit.

            a. We’re still in Croatia.
            b. We travel by car the required 2 hours (including 20 minutes with the ferry to the mainland)
            c. Initially it was Sunday getaway day ’cause our son’s friend thought his soccer game was on Monday. Then his game got moved to Wednesday. I’m about 1000% sure that the game was really Wednesday but then he screwed up,’ cause kind of like the kid that would get lost at Camp Waguespack within the first 2 hours of arriving.

            So yeah, SNAFU. What you gonna do?

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. Ah! Are you in Split? That looked beautiful….

              B. Camp Waguespack! Nice!

              • galica says:
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                Grey!

                Mali Losinj!

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Anything with Mali in its name is exotic!

  2. aardvark says:
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    Can you rank ROS.

    Boyd, Chirinos, Marquez, Samardja and beede

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like your order except Marquez ahead of Chirinos for me

      • aardvark says:
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        You think Marquez can right the ship? I haven’t minded owning Chirinos he’s been decent enough for me

        Would you keep Chirinos over Kyle Hendricks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hendricks over Yonny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d flip the last two, but that looks about right

  3. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Please rank rest of season-
    deGrom, Snell, L. Castillo

  4. Pink Doves says:
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    Dynasty League

    Trea Turner (17th)
    Keston Hiura (24th)
    Alex Bregman (15th)
    Chris Paddack (26th)
    Juan Soto (15th)

    Paired with Acuna and Lindor and Lux.

    Who do you leave off your roster in a 12 team dynasty league? 6×6 roto league.

    They cost their draft round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who do you leave off? What do you mean? How many keepers do you keep?

      • Pink Doves says:
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        We keep 6 and 2 minor league players.

        I have Acuna (21)
        Lindor (30)

        So I can keep 4 more off the list.

        I’ll also have Lux (26). Luis Robert (13) as Minors players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t keep Paddack there, keep bats

  5. JC says:
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    Would you drop Hunter Dozier, Dahl, Kingery or Upton for Verdugo or hold?
    Thank you

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Verdugo over Upton for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, gonna have to side with Donkey

  6. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    How’d you rank the following ROS: Ramon Laureano, Danny Santana, Scott Kingery, CJ Cron, Jackie Bradley Jr.?

    For the moment SON likes Mahle home vs. STL. Roll him out there? I need 4 more starts this week and my only other SP set to start is Kyle Hendricks.

    If I had to guess Plesacs in this afternoon’s buy column for a SON call home vs. KC? Dont leave me hanging on the edge of my seat, I have weak core muscles!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Kingery, Laureano, Santana, Cron for me.
      Sure on Mahle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano, Kingery, same…

      I’d go Mahle

      Haha, I can’t give away the free stuff for free!

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        So JBJ’s the drop?

        I guess I need to strengthen my core muscles…Plesac’s on the bench reading to go should Segue Smooth certify the start!

        Cheers!

  7. Slammer says:
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    10 team keeper. Drop Biyd for Dervish or Sonny Gray!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  8. Jason says:
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    Verdugo or Pollack in 10 team h2h tedraft?

    • Jason says:
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      Braun is available also. So please tell me who is best of verdugo, Pollack, and braun ros

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Verdugo for me but kind of a toss up between him and Pollock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. Alex says:
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    Good to see a Voit homer for sure.

    Is Gio Gonzalez ownable in a 12 team H2H 6×6 or just a streamer? He returns from IL at Arizona this weekend.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Streamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. scott says:
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    first you get the muscles, then you get the power, then you get the lasagna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Then you get the reference

  11. Sean says:
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    Great write up as usual. Once again I’m in a roster crunch with players returning from IL. Who do I drop out of G. Cooper, CJ Cron, and Nate Lowe. Also would you drop Eovaldi or one of my streaming spots? My current RP are Hand, Champman, L. Hendriks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cron — I think Eovaldi is going to be a massacre as closer, but I wouldn’t drop him SAGNOF

  12. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    The keeper trade deadline is coming up in our league and Mondesi/Yordan are my two potential keepers I can move for some SP help. I have Harper, Mondesi, and Yordan as my last keeper option (Betts and Bellinger are clearly staying), but only Mondesi or Yordan can be traded.

    Do you still view Mondesi as the clearly superior option for 2020 and beyond, or would you move him and keep Harper or Yordan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’ll be close, I’d guess Mondesi is still in front of Harper for me unless Harper really changes in these last 2 months — Yordan’s hurt and seems unlikely to make the push to be top 20 next year

  13. Ryan says:
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    Domingo German needs to be called “the German sundae “ going forward. I don’t care if it sounds like an illegal sex act east of the Mississippi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay, then sending police to your house when we get in trouble

  14. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    I’d lose Cron.
    How desperate are you for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What is this amateur crap commenting in the wrong spot?!

      • Keeks says:
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        It’s assinine !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Worse commenting job I’ve seen in some time

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            I’m going into hiding. The shame is just too much.

      • bigbear says:
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        I’m looking into a 4000 lbs hybrid travel trailer. Does my 5.7 liter E350 have enough towing capacity to pull it? #likeadonk

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Shouldn’t be an issue

  15. Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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    So i have Mckay in my Na slot whose about to be officially promoted. Before that happens and im over roster size Id love to grab Ramon Laureano for benitendi as silly as it sounds. I traded waiver wire bat for him a few weeks ago so no loyalty or feeling of sunk cost really. I should still hold Benitendi right? 10 tm h2h 10×6 cat lg….current bats below. Stanks!

    C jansen, 1b belly, 2b keston, 3b arenado, ss trea, of betts, rhys, s marte, util ohtani, bench mondesi, ozuna, benitendi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is your username a Raekwon song?

      Hold

      • Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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        Close….Its like gza animal planet but with 90s braves..too llate anyways as mmmkays officially up in yahoo. Stanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  16. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Great observation on Sale.

    Two questions today:
    1. Drop Kingery for Rosario?
    2. Drop Jansen for Garvin?

    And final note: why are catchers so discredited by you/commenters this year — seems to be more decent options than usual?

    • Norman Ginsberg says:
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      Amad Rosario.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Nah

      2. Garver, right? Sure

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      Definitely drop Jansen for me.

  17. The Great Hambino says:
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    12 team H2H with QS: Rest of season, Bedde or Ponce De Leon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beede

  18. Travis Hafner says:
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    Start Jake Odorizzi in 10 team? OAK, (-4.3)
    Robot obv not a fan.

    He gets @NYY next start too. Yuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds fine to me, surprised it’s a negative

  19. Trader says:
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    1. Lucchesi and Reddick for V Robles? Fair ? Which side do you prefer?
    2. Just traded for Sale (gave up C Santana) due to value but of course don’t trust him. My staff is good but has a couple overachievers on it (Morton, Berrios, Castillo, Bieber, Paddack, Yonny and Lucchesi) plus a shutdown candidate. Is this a decent enough group to trade Sale for a bat or should I hold this group together?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Robles, it’s fair

      2. I don’t think you need Sale

  20. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u start Happ home vs Rockies?
    SON doesnt like the start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  21. fleeced says:
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    Verdugo or O’Neil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo, but close

  22. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team 5×5 roto (QS and Saves+Holds replace W & Sv)

    Are there 3 names to consider from this list? No? 2 names?? Anyone?

    Available FAs to consider in Streamanator order
    Vargas SD/PIT
    Nova MIN
    S.Anderson CHC/@SD
    D.Agrazal @NYM
    Stripling LAA
    D.Norris @SEA
    Leake TEX
    R.Lopez MIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling

  23. JJJ says:
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    Do you like Beede at Home vs the Mets tonight?

    • Ivanmakebasket says:
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      For sure. The Mets went from a series vs minnisota to a 16 inning loss in San Fran with no off day. They have to be tired. I’m Streaming Beede like an elderly woman selling homemade jewelry on Etsy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him in a league

  24. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    SON hates Lester v. SD ($-7). How do you feel about him in a 12 team mixed Roto league? Start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a start

  25. rhodyballer says:
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    Verdugo over Buxton ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, think it’s time to move on again

  26. LaRockakis says:
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    I got offered Mondessi for Paddack in a 11 team keeper points league. I don’t want to give up Paddack, but how valuable do you see Mondessi for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems likely a Top 25 guy

  27. krazyivan says:
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    Matt Chapman’s Dad was dealing. He would get Chappy leaning a little towards outside/middle and would bust him up and in. The next pitch would die like a sad trombone outside low.

    How many of these guys would you start in a H2H league this week?

    Means vs Red Sox
    Gallen @ Dodgers
    Anibal @ Braves
    Musgrove vs Phillies

    Honestly, I want to start a Chappy’s dad over all of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup! Matt Chapman’s dad or Jeurys Familia? Is it close?

      Musgrove

      • krazyivan says:
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        Thanks,

        Yes!! I see your super bullpen Yankees, and challenge it with my superfund bullpen of Jeurys, Wei-Yen Chen, and Chappy’s old man.

        • Grey

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          Haha

  28. five-on-One says:
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    dont really have save to give up, but might be able to flip giles for boyd or giles pus a decent pitcher for grienke or sale. have to do it right. and then scour the waiver wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale, sure

  29. On paper all stars says:
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    Keeper league that you keep 10. I don’t have early draft picks until 2021 so I’m trying build as much young talent as possible to start a push then. My keepers potentially are Hiura, Moncada, Turner, Harper, Springer, Dahl, Buehler, Bauer, Robles, Luis Robert, Mercado.

    I’ve been offered these trades for Springer, who will be 30 by the end of the year and not getting younger during my perceived window. Would love your thoughts on which, if either, I should pursue.

    Wander Franco and Austin Riley and an early pick for Springer

    Bo Bichette and Ramon Laureano and an early pick for Springer

    Thanks for any input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to go Wander/Riley

  30. Chud says:
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    Who would u rather own in a dynasty? Altuve or Starling Marte?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve — but I’m not a fan of either

  31. Jaca says:
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    Mornin DT /Grey. Happy Friday to u dudes.

    Last time we chatted I was trying to rid bench bats and get down from 3 to 1, and then Mondesi got hurt, then Dahl and Yordan were DTD, basically all in the same day….maybe having 3 bench bats ain’t so bad after all..

    Are you starting Marquez Sunday or are you dropping him for Plesac @KC?

    Following that, would you drop Marquez or Plesac for Gallen? I believe Gallen should be owned correct? My staff rn is pretty good but shaky with Clevinger, Bieber, Paddack, Lucchesi, Marquez (okay he bad) and Wheeler (expect him back soon)

    Last Q: is Riley droppable in a 12 team?

    Thanks guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      Plesac

      Yes, Gallen

      I’d hold Riley for at least another week to see how Ender/Riley plays out

      • Jaca says:
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        Cool cool

        Thanks Grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. baseballbanter says:
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    16 T – 3 Keeper League

    Give: Hoskins, Mallex, Morton

    Get: E. Escobar, B. Reynolds, DeGrom

    Do I do this or try to snag a better piece? Thanks gReY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, sounds decent for pitcher upgrade

  33. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H DYNASTY keeper LEAGUE

    Start Arrieta @PIT tonight?

    Thankyou DT and Grey have great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think in a 16-teamer you have to

      Thanks, you too!

  34. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Bubb Rubb reference has me grinning like an idiot here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  35. jmccullough says:
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    Everyone got healthy… now I have a log jam on offense.

    Who needs to be cut?

    Yahoo H2H 1yr League (10 teams)
    Batter Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG
    Pitcher Stats: W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/9, QS, HLD
    Roster: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, P, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL

    C: Jansen
    1B: Hoskins (1B,OF)
    2B: Hiura
    3B: Machado (3B,SS)
    SS: Segura (SS)
    CI: Alonso (1B)
    MI: Kingery (3B,SS,OF)
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Soto
    OF: Rosario
    OF: Meadows
    OF: Y. Alvarez
    UT: Gallo (1B,OF)
    BN: Cruz (UTIL), D. Santana (OF), Conforto (OF)
    DL: Molina-DL

    SP: Bauer, Snell, Clevinger, Paxton, C. Smith, Soroka
    RP: Diaz, Doolittle, W. Smith

    • jmccullough says:
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      (Looking to snag McKay off the WW to stream today.)

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz is pretty useless on your team

  36. Zeus says:
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    Grey, I know you dont get Dodgers games but Verdugo has actually been replaced by James Franco’s character in Spring Breakers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, now that is news

  37. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Love Hoskins and think he will be fine, but there are stretches where he is complete ballsack. He just cannot hit pitches on the outer half and it seems teams are attacking him there. 20 HR in 2019 at this stage of the season is not good for a guy of his profile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah — Escobar or Hoskins? Really much of a difference?

  38. Keeks says:
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    How many innings are you expecting from Salazar this season? Worth a stash for H2H playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      30, I don’t trust him

      • Keeks says:
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        In 2019 saying you don’t trust a pitcher is like saying you don’t trust a politician. At least the politicians are predictable..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  39. Leon says:
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    cesar hernandez or colin moran 18 man 7×7. thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moran

  40. Bunsen says:
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    Got a tough one for ya. I picked up Didi and Danny Santana to fill in for Mondesi and Eloy. Then Dahl goes down. Would Drop Didi or Santana to stream Beede tonight? If I do this, I might be down a batter if Dahl is still out. Or, would you hold the two in case Dahl is out as insurance? Lineups lock in a few hours, so I have to guess if Dahl will play today or not. H2H points league. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

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      Meh, I’d hold for now

  41. Leon says:
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    Hoskins or gerit Cole? 18 man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges

  42. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Shout out to commenter Knucks for mentioning yesterday the Grey Wednesday segment on the DJ Mish pod! Can’t get enough of the cackle! On the real, Grey, I don’t read or listen to any other fantasy writers, you have guided me to countless championships and I’ve found that reading or listening to anyone else negatively impacts my fantasy performance, so thank you for being so wonderful! With this being my first ever listen to the Mish pod, and granted I only listened to the Grey segment, I very much appreciated the What The Hook Gon Be beat in the background. I grew up in St. Louis and graduated high school in 2002 at the rise and height of Nelly and the St Lunatics so that brought back some great memories! Not sure if the music is a regular thing on the Mish pod, but again it was wonderful!! Praise again to both Grey and Knucks, and my only question is, Grey are you a featured guest or regular on any other pods?

  43. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    And now my annoying shallow 10-team mixed league questions, lowercase yay!
    – Who you got moving forward, no specific category need, just overall value – Tyler O’Neil or G Cooper?
    – Can you rank top 2 or 3 of these SPs moving forward? Keuchel, Shark, Chase Anderson, Fiers, Gibson, Heaney, Archer. I know they are essentially streamers or matchup based in a shallow league, but my league is a weekly league with only 1 bench spot so streaming can be a bit difficult.
    Thanks Grey and Happy Friday/Buy day uppercase yay!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

      Keuchel, Fiers, Gibson — but these are not great

  44. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please one streamer out of this bunch?
    Pleasac vs KC
    James vs Tex
    Musgrove vs Phil
    Samardjja vs Mets
    All at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac

  45. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Is Mazara and Luis Urias a decent return for Kyle Hendricks in a keeper or should I try and get more for Hendricks

    • Grey

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      Sounds decent for next year

  46. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Trade my Juan Soto and G. Cole for Starling Marte and P. Alonso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  47. baby seal says:
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    G,

    How goes it?? Hope ya have a good weekend. Think you’re from CT–at my father’s place in Greenwich for the weekend!

    What the heck did this mean?? “If I may channel Aaron Boone, Voit is no f**king savage in the box lately.”

    Thanks haha,
    Sealitoooo!!

  48. Skippy says:
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    Trade cole Calhoun for shwn Kelley 20 team thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me if desperate for saves

  49. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Who do you like better as a keeper for next season?:

    Juan Soto as a 11th round pick
    P. Alonso as a 14th round pick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  50. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,
    Two questions.

    1) In my league holds count. I have Yesmeiro Petit. I just picked up Jacob Webb and Giovanny Gallegos. Would you drop Petit, or hold all 3?
    2) Also is Scherzer pitching this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Yes

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        just read Scherzer is not pitching this weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it sucks

  51. Davey Boy says:
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    A) Great read on Verdugo. I just declined a Vlad for Verdugo straight up where I’d be getting Verdugo. He even told me I could add someone else to get alongside Verdugo. Did I make the right call in keeping Vlad in a keeper pts league? Both are $1 x 3….other add ons I like would have been Hiura and Ohtani (Util or SP).

    B) Hoskins is expiring, though he can be retained at 25% 2020 draft price. I’m not competing. Is me trading Hoskins and a PTBNL (depth for me) for $1 x 3 Lux and $1 x N. Lowe a good idea in a keeper pts league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yeah, gotta keep Vlad in a keeper, even if he’s been miserable this year so far

      B. That works for me

  52. Grey

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

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