First off, can we talk about Mason Williams? Does he show up each day at the park wearing a giant paint can? He’s a mascot for a paint company, right? Every 7th inning stretch, they should have him race a Dutch Boy. That’s just marketing. “The Dutch Boy mascot or an actual Dutch boy?” Damn it, you and your very smart questions. Listen, you have to decide some stuff on your own, but if you can get Mads Mikkelson, you have to do it. So in addition to Mason Williams (2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .250), all the other Mets also got after former Met, Matt Harvey (3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.41). Must’ve been a nice night to be in the David Wright household. “Who’s a cuck now?!” David screamed at his TV. Was there an Albombso? Oh, there was an Albombso — Pete Alonso went 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. Kevin Pillar (3-for-4, 4 RBIs, hitting .262) hit his 3rd and 4th homer. True to his name, Pillar’s had a lot of columns written on him after taking one off his moneymaker. Pillar deserves it. Finally, Billy McKinney (3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs) hit his 6th and 7th homer. He’s a stereotypical Brewers’ hitter, which makes it odd they’d let the Mets steal him away. He’ll make lousy contact, hit some homers and would I like him more if his name was Mads McKinneyson? Yes. Billy Madsonney? No. Billy McKinsey? Definitely not. He’s a hot schmotato, pretend you know the haps. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Taijuan Walker – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.07. Ha, and people drafted guys like Lucas Giolito 12th overall, and still to this day will tell you you need to draft an ace.

Tony Gonsolin – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, as he was activated from the IL. He was the lede in last week’s Buy column — by the way, this week’s Buy/Sell is already available on our Patreon — and, well, I’ve seen better command from a three-year-old after seven juice boxes. Thankfully, he was against the Pirates. They brought seven men to the plate in the 1st, the maximum a team can when scoring only one run, and scored one run. Then they brought six guys to the plate in the 2nd, the most you can without scoring a run, and didn’t score.

Justin Turner – 3-for-5, and his 10th and 11th homer. He’s gonna finish the year with 22 homers, hitting .270, and I’m gonna remind you he was on pace for 40/.350 in April, if you remind me to remind you.

Sonny Gray – Hit the IL with a groin strain. If one more guy puts their groin in a strainer, I’m gonna scream.

Vladimir Gutierrez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.65. It’s so hard to get a good feel for a guy when he’s going against the Brewers, and he gets the Brewers next, but in Milwaukee. The Streamonator hates it, and I can’t get behind the stream, outside of deep leagues.

Travis Shaw – Left yesterday’s game with a dislocated shoulder, and I’m the biggest baby ever, so not one to talk, but Travis Shaw laid on the ground for ten minutes like he needed to be rushed to an ER.

Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.89, vs. Tucker Davidson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.53. This matchup was billed as, “Eflin/Tucker, which sounds likes the answer to why dress shirts have tails.” Here’s my Tucker Davidson fantasy, in case you don’t follow along each day, which is hurtful, but I’m moving on before I cry.

Luke Williams – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st major league homer, a walk-off. Likely — Lukely? — a platoon guy, who should be an everyday player. He has some a little power, decent speed and could hit for a little bit of an average. But without those at-bats, Luke, you are my waiver wire fodder.

Juan Soto – 1-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .279. Staring at a Dr. Pepper machine, quietly to the coin slot, “Get sexy.”

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer, hitting .295. Hitting for a better average and same number of homers as Juan Soto, why do I continue to torture myself?

Miguel Andujar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 17th homer in the last five games. At some point, he will cool off. That’s when you can drop him, until then ride the lightning.

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer. I slept extra well last night next to my scarecrow wearing a Giancarlo jersey. Yes, I love you too, GianScarlo. (And they’re both equally brittle.)

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .293. Wow, he’s having a solid season. Honestly, hadn’t realized that. Sell! Kidding (not really).

Miguel Sano – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. Welp, here we go again. Five homers in the next six days, one day break for elote with extra cheese, then a sixteen-day slump.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer. I was about to say I’ve had him for a few weeks in my RCL, but I just looked at his stats for my team, and I’m not sure I wanna cop to it. Carry on!

Randy Dobnak – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 7.36. That ERA would make a great Uber rating.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. Five dollars you will never get from me that Duvall homers again in his next game. Who wants some fake action?

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.23. Should’ve had the win too, but the White Sox team played the 8th inning like the Boston College basketball team right after a visit from Henry Hill.

Nick Madrigal – Left with hamstring tightness, and will be evaluated today. No, I didn’t hack his iCal.

Alek Manoah – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.14. This start of Manoah vs. Lynn wasn’t quite Me vs. Mini Me, but Me vs. Me in Ten Years. They should’ve done a paternity test before the game and announced the results in the 7th between Manoah and Lynn with Manoah’s mom watching on in the split screen.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .277. Grichuk is having one those years where it’s unheralded and isn’t winning anything on his own, but is such a great complement to a fantasy team. If only all my outfielder Grichuk’d like Grichuk ‘chuks wood.

Griffin Canning – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.22. HAHAHAHAHA–breathe, Grey, breathe! Why does Canning make me The Joker? Does he mean to? As soon as I drop this giant effin’ schmohawk, he has a solid start.

Nate Eovaldi – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.11. Each passing start I’m further removed from why I ever loved Eovaldi coming into this year. Think it’s a situation of me not rostering him for a few years, then forgetting how miserable it is having him.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-6, and his 10th homer, hitting .293. They got little baby legs. And they stand so low. You got to pick ’em up, just to say hello…

Alex Bregman – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .295. The entire Astros’ lineup is stacked; Bregman is their three-hole hitter, and it makes sense. HumbleBreg.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.75. Some questions yesterday about what happens with the Astros’ rotation when Lance McCullers returns. If there’s not a phantom injury and a run on Predator blood, I don’t know. Yesterday, Cristian Javier (4 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.02) did something similar to what we might see with Luis Garcia and Urquidy. I hope not, but, yeah, not sure.

Tyler O’Neill – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .291. Can’t believe the Cards didn’t trade him away last year. This is such an effin’ stupid thing to even bother with, but I had the page open, and I can’t believe O’Neill is only owned in 80% of fantasy leagues at ESPN, and was at 60% last week.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4 and a slam (8) and legs (4), hitting .251. Au Shizz!

Jake Rogers – 1-for-2, and his 2nd homer. You can’t haas that! That’s Haase’s to haas!

Robbie Grossman – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .237. Can’t believe he’s gonna start 150+ games at leadoff. Grossman, indeed.

Casey Mize – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.44. I have a bone to pick with all prospect guys who said Mize was gonna be an ace. Did anyone say that? I don’t know, but, woof, this guy is so whatever. I mean, he’s fine, but not F-I-N-E at all.

Ian Kennedy – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. A hamstring leads to Josh Sborz head of a committee? Sounds like Big Ham is behind this! I demand an investigation! Speaking of a Big Ham, there’s also DeMarcus Evans, who is seven-feet tall and 400 pounds of H.A.M. Not sure there’s any real reason to chase saves here, but if you’re desperate you do you.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.13. This was the 1st time I’ve watched him all year, and he did look solid. His numbers? Are so yawnstipating. Some team, prolly the Yankees, are going to trade for him in July, and he’s going to put up a 5+ ERA in the 2nd half. Welp, either way, use the Streamonator for him.

Mike Yastrzemski – Expected to be activated this weekend. Be careful, Mike, you don’t want to get your Yaztrzem’s out in front of your skis.

Sam Long – 4 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 7 Ks, as he was called up. The SF Long long reliever looked great! Exclamation mark usually connotes sarcasm, but not in this case. Not much here for you outside of deeper, or even NL-Only leagues, but his stuff looks nasty, and he had a 37/5 K/BB in the minors. Also, Prospect Itch just gave you his Sam Long fantasy.

Chadwick Tromp – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. He’s just a Buster Posey backup, but it’s nice to see Tromp back without Pence by his side. I’m talking about Hunter, take it easy. Hunter Pence, c’mon, man.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .238. Welp, he’s no Patrick “Lou Gehrig Called Wally Pipp A Child” Wisdom, but he’ll have to do.

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.09. Only time he has high spin rates are when he’s rating Spinderella on Spin Rates, the Yelp-type app for deejays.

 
  1. toolshed says:
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    So let’s kick off the first of probably several castillo questions. Are you rolling him out there against the brewers in a 10 team roto league with an innings cap? He has been parked on my bench for a long time. Don’t know if I risk it. He has caused so much damage already but he looked better last time. Not fully back but better. Do you need another show me start before using him again? Thanks

    • Roll Tribe says:
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      When in doubt
      Sit them out

      • Dave says:
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        Good Morning Grey
        Ke’Bryan Hayes just dropped in my league.
        Would you drop Tyler O’Neill for Hayes?
        Thanks

        • ellis says:
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          Hold O’Neill

    • LOLmets says:
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      start him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I still don’t trust him, if being honest — in a 10 teamer, no way

      • Robin Yount says:
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        I am benching today, if he is good I will roll consider his next start. Or dropping in 10 teams if he is brutal. The Brewers offense is suspect if can’t shut these guys down well how can you ever trust him. I’d much rather roll out Framber or guys like that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya, it’s a struggle

  2. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!

    Solid effort!

    a. Am in love with Gutierrez. Can Castellanos give him a pep talk EVERY GAME??!!

    b. Pulled a groin muscle when I looked at my team with 7 IL-eligible players and 3 slots!!

    c. Someone dropped Lewis in my ESPN roto 12-team redraft.

    This is my ESPN team
    Posey
    Sano
    Schoop
    Riley
    Anderson
    Bichette
    Biggio
    Acuna
    Winker
    Garcia
    Hampson
    Andujar
    Haase
    Bench – O’Neil (he was active last night, this is for today’s short schedule), KMarte, Wisdom
    IL – Buxton, Moore

    SP – Musgrove, Peralta, Lopez, Bassitt, Skubal, Manoah, Gonsolin, Long (taking Webb’s rotation spot)
    RP – Barlow, Feyereisen

    1. Trade 1
    His Lynn for Posey
    2. Trade 2
    His Olson for Wisdom and Sano
    3. WW Claim
    Drop Schoop for Lewis. Move Lewis to the IL for Gutierrez

    Thoughts?

    d. Dobnak, love the journeyman story but…Dobnak=Dogpoo, right?

    e. Rogers has outHAASED Haase! Didn’t see it coming!

    f. Marx Brothers quote of the day for June 10, 2021

    Chico: ‘Here’s the book, it’s a dollar.’

    Groucho: ‘Here’s a ten, and shoot the change.’

    Chico: ‘I don’t have change I’d have to give you nine more books.’

    g. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for June 10, 2021

    ‘The thing about Reggie (Jackson) is that you know he’s going to produce. And if he doesn’t, he’s going to talk enough to make people think he’s going to produce.’

    Catfish Hunter

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Logan says:
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      Both of those trades are total steals.

      Matt Olson has cut his strikeout rate in half and the x stats are there. I think at this point he’s kind of underrated. He’s not miles…maybe one mile, or maybe a Hulk jump…away from 2020 Freeman/Abreu.

    • Chris Bertrand says:
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      Matt Olson trade 100%

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Sure, why not

      B. Haha

      C. Yes on both trades, 3. Yes

      G. haha

  3. lindorphins says:
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    12 team H2H OPS keeper league, we can keep up to 4 players at the expense of draft picks (e.g. if you keep 3 players you don’t pick until the 4th round, if you keep the maximum of 4 players you don’t pick until the 5th round).

    Is Mondesi a top 50 keeper at this point? I’m trying to evaluate him going forward and wondering where’d you rank him compared to guys like Eloy, Kelenic, Wander (obviously different skill sets, just in terms of value).

    Also, any thoughts on Julio Rodriguez?

    Thanks!

    • lindorphins says:
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      Wondering where you’d*

      Yeesh, haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, top 50 — for 2022? Eloy, Mondesi, Wander, Kelenic

      Yes, he’s going to be a huge star, more of a question for Itch for nuance

  4. hal_incandenza says:
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    Leaning toward sitting Ryu today @ CHW. SON doesn’t like it ($1.8) and the last start that didn’t seem favorable (his last start, vs HOU) didn’t go so well. In H2H I might approach it differently but in Roto leaning sit. Agreed?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I’d still start him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Ryu everywhere until further notice

    • William Hung says:
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      For SON – anything over $0 is startable – there’s an FAQ that goes into the details

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        Thanks for mentioning that, it has been awhile since I looked and became accustomed to expecting $7-8 min value for a good start. This seems supported by the FAQ based on the 2015 analysis described. But deeper leagues would go lower on the targets, which may apply to you.

        It turned out to not be a great start, but not horrible either. Pulled a QS so can’t complain.

  5. Logan says:
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    The Flaws of Adolis (that ole’ Greek epic) are starting to show themselves a tad. I still think with the Rangers liking to run he’s gonna be fine roto pop with a whatever average.

    I couldn’t bare trading those boom boom streaks (yep) back then, and they will happen again, but I really stinking need some pitching and I’m tied with another guy for a 30-40 homer lead in the category.

    Where is the appropriate pitcher target right now? A guy offered Framber and I said it wasn’t enough and he has Trevor Rogers/Robbie Ray/Greinke/ besides Wheeler and Beiber who he won’t trade. Any of those guys worth it? I’m only really thinking Rogers.

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      just do it for framber or ray.

    • Cram It says:
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      I would’ve taken Framber.

    • Chris Bertrand says:
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      I think you mean Sherwin Williams lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Framber

  6. Simsbad says:
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    Yastrzemski or Solak?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Yaz. When not on IL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Knoche

  7. mUshi says:
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    Hi. Trade yuli for framber? Need pitching. Thanks!

    • Mike says:
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      Too late to buy low on Mookie or am I wasting my time???

    • ellis says:
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      FRamber side, do it

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Framber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  8. Beastman says:
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    Robles went 2-5 with a SB last night, AKA, one of his best games all season. What’s up with him? How’d he go from a 15/25 guy to whatever the hell he is now?

    ROS PlayerRater has hope for him, ranking him #106. What’s your take? Will soon need to either drop him or Profar.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I’d want Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He can’t make contact? I’d take him over Profar tho

      • Mike Honcho says:
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        Trade V. Robles for L.Castillo??

          • Mike Honcho says:
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            Sure, like in what-evs?
            Or SURE…that’s a great buy low!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s a no brainer if you need an SP over a guy who’s on waivers in 40% of leagues

  9. Jorginho says:
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    Drop one ROS: Eddie Rosario, Max Kepler, Yastrzemski; OPS and SB important.

  10. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Was Harvey throwing Classical Gas when Mason Williams hit it out?
    Need a rest of season starter. Choices are
    Vlad Gutierrez
    Skubel
    Minor
    Singer
    Lucchesi
    not much out there. Can you pick 2 (15 team redraft)

    Thanks Going to try to pick up a couple of hitters from your Buy/Sell that are available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

      Skubal, Singer, if you really mean rest of season…If you mean for a few starts, Skubal, Vlad

  11. Crimedog says:
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    drop Mike Minor or Alex Wood?

  12. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    May I suggest Machado as a Sell in Buy/Sell in the near future? I need your support to dump this clown and not hate myself. He certainly has earned it. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, been pretty miserable…Can only get better?

      • Coolwhip says:
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        Think he gets better, just a matter of how much, for the last month he’s been dealing with a shoulder injury. He usually plays better in the summer so we’ll see

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…Yeah, hopefully, I guess, for whoever has him, I don’t

          • Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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            I avoided him for years at my peril. Now I own him and hate his numbers and he looks terrible. Like more half assed trying than the typical Manny half ass trying. Like a guy looking for a place to lie down and quit.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I hear ya

  13. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    You know when you bet someone will hit another HR I’m going to pick him up to teach you a lesson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, don’t jinx me, Vin

  14. Cable says:
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    Right after I got here I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce and got egg noodles with ketchup. I’m an average nobody. I get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.

    • Yes says:
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      Nice dude

  15. Chin Music says:
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    Who do you like most in a roto redraft ROS-

    1. Kris Bryant or Castellanos for counting stats? Was surprised to see Castellanos was only on pace for 85 RBI as of yesterday.

    2. Framber or Lynn for all categories (QS, K, ERA, WHIP)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos

      Lynn

      • Chin Music says:
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        Do you like Castellanos better than Ohtani? Trying to trade for Castellanos.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, close tho

  16. The sportgsuy says:
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    10 team AL 5×5…Haase or C Vazquez?

  17. Jimmy Two-Times says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft..weekly lineup set

    one SPer has to leave
    Gonsolin
    Bundy
    Castillio

    one C has to leave

    Molina
    Narvaez

  18. Arod’s Frost says:
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    What are your thoughts on German Marquez’s recent success?

    How would you rank him vs. some second tier guys like Eflin, Gonsolin, Kikuchi, Alzolay for ROS?

    Thanks!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      He’s a good pitcher. Outside of two bad back to back outings against the Giants he’s been solid. I’d want him over all those guys.

      • ellis says:
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        He also will probably be traded so he would be a full time stud finally out of Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s great, but you can’t start him with any confidence in any home games

      Eflin, German, Kikuchi

  19. Tom says:
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    Grey I know you keep saying you don’t have to draft a top starter and generally I agree, certainly not in the first round anyway. But anecdotally in our DC league, the guys that most adhered to that belief (no starters drafted in first 3 rounds) which would be 5 teams. 3 out of those 5 occupy 3 out of the 4 teams at the back of the pack. One is in the middle and one is in third. The team in second started with 3 pitchers in a row. Obviously this could all change before all is said and done but as of now that philosophy has not worked great for most that tried it.

    • Cram It says:
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      “Has not worked great for most that tried it”….in your league. Yes it’s anecdotal. Of course it’s not going to be successful every time. You still have to draft/find the right guys.

      • Tom says:
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        Yes, I said the DC league that we are in, and yes I said it was anecdotal. But if we are not going to talk about real-life results what’s the point. And no I’m not saying this is the way the league will finish but it is where we are at. We can talk theory all we want, what is more revealing is when that theory is put into practice and that’s what I tried to highlight here. You always have to draft/find the right guys.

    • hot corner says:
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      DC is a different animal without a waiver wire or trading. Depending on where you are on the draft board, you need to grab an ace earlier than in a redraft, like 2nd or 3rd round.

      • Tom says:
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        Very true in DC’s except maybe this one because a vast majority of guys in it adhere to the idea, just like Grey, of not going starters early.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I finished top 10 out of 3000 teams not drafting SPs high in a DC — you just need to nail your picks

          • Tom says:
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            Great job, I remember. I got a team a #3 right now in the DC overall fingers crossed it can hold up…I mean only 4 months to go what could go wrong.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! Rooting for you!

              • Tom says:
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                Thanks Grey!

    • Jimmy says:
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      It’s a long season! I am not to worried about being in 5 out of 18 teams! I do need pitching but I drafted Manoah, scooped up Davidson, Gutierrez working on some trades…McCullers-Elieser-Ynoa on the DL I will make it work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sometimes it works, I’m just saying how I draft, and I have success…Not always, but more than I don’t

  20. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey!

    Unlike that dickbag the other day, I won’t complain about how you spend all morning responding to questions from folks who may or may not subscribe to any Razzservices––I subscribe, and I really do lurrrve you; thank you––but I will keep taking advantage of your generosity and expertise!

    So, who would you rather roster: Manoah or Manaea? Or are both streamers?

    I ask because it’s really fun to write “Manoah-Manaea,” and also because it’s the biggest conundrum I have facing my IL-ridden team.

    Lurrrrrrrrrrvey!

    • sportivetricks says:
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      Upon further reflection, it’s actually also very fun to write “rather roster.”

    • ellis says:
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      NO ONE provides the kind of “on the ready, on call” AMAZING advice that you do, you are the BEST!

  21. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    That blow-up doll I got you for Hanukkah is gonna be pissed when he hears about this fake action you’re whoring out to the masses. That being said, I’ll be your huckleberry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you looking for another apology? How was I supposed to know that was you and a sex doll coming down the chimney

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        You are forgiven. You are more likely to find me atop Mount Crumpet.

        The doll’s New Balances were a dead give away.

  22. The soortsguy says:
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    10 team Al 5×5, one catcher slot

    Haase or c Vazquez?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      VAzquez

  23. Mike Honcho says:
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    Not a word on Tucker Davidson? I have no shares given that I dropped him out of an abundance of caution of a control-issues rook going to Philly. Only to grab a guy who was sent down hours later…but hey…who listens to fantasy experts anyway.
    Prolly the same guys who dropped Luis Garcia 2 weeks ago because HE was the guy that was going to lose his rotation spot.
    …not bitter.

    • Donslaughtonslaught says:
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      There are some words about Tucker Davidson up there

      • Mike Honcho says:
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        Missed it hidden under Zach Eflin…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      rotoworld still has him and smyly as the same person (seriously, check the pictures).

  24. Hoseidon says:
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    How many starts are you giving for Gonsolin before you give up on him in a 12 team league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Another start or two

  25. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    One note; and one question.

    Note. I’ve been stashing Chris Sale on my IL list and awaited his estimated return (Est: 1-Aug). But Sox just announced he will likely be coming up a little earlier as a mid-reliever (less time needed). I now expect to drop him whenever my next IL occurs (Est: Tomorrow).

    Catcher question: Haase or Christian Valdez?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Vazquez

  26. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Whoops – Vazquez.

  27. Love this game says:
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    Was thinking of trading Bellinger for Alonso. Don’t trust Bellinger. His swing is too big and has way too many holes in it…and he always pulls his lead foot trying to pull the ball either striking out, producing weak contact or getting lucky.

    I need homers and RBI. I’m liking Alonso’s lower K% (22%) and xBA .282. Alonso with better plate discipline could be on the verge of punishing pitchers ROS. All his other statcast are better than his rookie year. Would you take Alonso over Bellinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, sounds like it could work out, I’d take Belly

  28. Donslaughtonslaught says:
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    No one can convince that Chadwick Tromp isn’t a Roald Dahl character.

  29. GC says:
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    ESPN Points, ROS

    Gonsolin or Domingo German

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, German if I must choose right now

  30. stevie says:
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    Trade analyzer has it about even but which side do you prefer?
    Bellinger/Baez for Judge/T. Anderson

  31. NJW says:
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    In regards to the Duvall blurb, I checked the Sportsbook odds for Duvall to Homer tonight and odds are set at +320, (3.2x your wager). I’m finding that awfully tempting haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, go for it!

  32. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    I despise Vladimir Gutierrez updates…

  33. Eddie says:
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    would you drop mclanahan for yarbrogh in a era whip qs k/bb k/9 wins league

  34. Matt says:
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    James McCann and Carson Kelly seem to be heading in opposite directions. Who do you prefer ROS?

  35. Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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    If you did’nt see luke william’s first walk off here it is……the look on his face is great he looks happy as a little league kid getting his first hit and all the love from his teammates at the plate………..camera man gets some props for cutting over to some nice bouncing babes celebrating in the stands

    and he touched all the bases

    https://6abc.com/luke-williams-walkoff-home-run-phillies-braves-philadelphia-atlanta/10770051/

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I saw, was a nice moment

  36. Weird Fishes says:
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    Hey Grey, you starting DeSclafani tonight at Washington?

  37. Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man says:
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    Keep forever league:
    Trade Bellinger

    For

    Bichette and Benintendi

      • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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        If you could get Bryan Reynolds instead of Benintendi would you like that more?

        Thanks for the dope write-ups. I’m 8-1 in the league so far, and that is with Bellinger doing only average, which pushes me to make this deal.

        Is a good comp for Bichette young Mookie with SS eligibility?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! I’d take Benny prolly, but neither excite me much

          Bichette’s a top 5 player — yes, Mookie is good comp

      • Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man says:
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        If I could get Bryan Reynolds packaged into it instead of Benintendi would you make that swap?

        Also, can I expect Bichette’s ceiling to be Mookie with SS eligibility?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Benny prolly, but neither excite me much

          Bichette’s a top 5 player — yes, Mookie is good comp

  38. Chucky says:
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    Can we talk about the elephant in the room? Is Mookie the biggest first round bust ( no not Morganna, The Kissin’ Bandit)? Mookie was ranked in the top 4 depending on who’s rankings we’re talking about. The 0 fers have become fairly routine, 11 since May First. I was afraid this was gonna happen when he signed his mega deal, aka Mike Stanton, Frankie Lindor, and the list goes on and on……Not sure these owners will ever really learn the virtues about signing guys to these lifetime-no incentive contracts.

    • ray says:
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      Never understood why he is drafted like Trout and Acuna….he is a notch below them. He has down seasons like 2017 and 2021…they do not.

      • NUX says:
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        So he had one down season then right? Can’t include 2021 in that comment unless you were drafting this winter and could see into the future.

        • ray says:
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          True, but he looks much more like 2017 Betts than 2018 to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, been absolutely miserable, but buy low????

      • Chucky says:
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        Someone hit Mookie in the head with a 2×4…seems to have worked

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reverse jinx, nice

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Is this some sort of a bust?

      Yes, very impressive.

      -Frank Drebbin

    • Papa Jean Segura says:
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      Lindor

  39. relaxntakeitez says:
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    Matt Chapman……holding for now or is he cut bait?

    12 team roto.

    Some names on the waiver: JP Crawford, McKinney, Duggar, Caesar Salad, Ward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those guys are jumping off page over Chapman, but not against cutting in general

  40. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 QS Redraft

    Going to need a Sunday streamer. Please rank the following:

    Brubaker @MIL
    Sandoval @ARI
    Houser vs LAA

    Thanks

      • Saint says:
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        Sorry, Houser vs Pit but assuming still him.

        Thanks again

  41. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    First line reminded me of the Always Sunny episode where Charlie is working in the mail room:

    “First off can we talk about the mail, please, Mac? I’ve been dying to talk about the mail with you all day, OK?”

    Grey wrote this with article clippings and scouting reports scattered on the wall with red lines all pointing to Mason Williams

    • Yes says:
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      “I GOT BOXES FULL OF PEPE”

      *knocking on door* “CAAAAAAAROLLLLLLLL”

  42. Sport says:
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    A lot of season left I know, but where do you imagine Cronenworth will be in your 22 rankings? I’m so tired of having Mondesi in my dynasty and I know I’m jinxing him by owning. Would you move Mondy for a Crony?

    By the way, I think we’re back to streaming anyone against the Royals. I stremaed Heaney and Canning both.

    Thank you for everything!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Mondesi for Cronenworth? Yeah he’s been hurt, but you must be smoking some good shit. Mondesi and it’s not close.

      • Sport says:
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        I definitely understand why you would say that. Mondy is an unbelievable talent. Physically more gifted that Whit Merrifield. But he hasn’t a full season yet. The most games he has played is 102. Granted, he still had 40 SB, but my fear now is Matheny won’t let him run as much to protect the hamstring. And of course, we don’t know when he is coming back.

        Thanks for the reply though. I needed to hear that. I’m just frustrated I guess.

        • LenFuego says:
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          2/3 X Mondesi + 1/3 X Replacement Level Player > 1 X Cronenworth

          QFED.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels like a guy who will perennially be around 150-175

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cronenworth that is

  43. CY says:
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    Dreaded catcher question. Have Will Smith and he’s been pretty blah. Shallow 10 team H2H league. Worth dropping him for El Gary or Posey? Or better to stream? Or sit tight?

    Thanks!

  44. Donslaughtonslaught says:
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    What happened with Mason Williams now? I love your tangents Grey, but man that one lost me ha ha. Do love me some Mads Mikkelsen though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, just absolute nonsense

  45. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Yesterday we were batting trade ideas back and forth where I’d trade Trea for an upgrade at 1B (where I’m currently rotating Santana and Mountcastle) and slot Chisolm at my SS. I realize I was missing something in my own roster: I have Bellinger AND Canha in my OF currently because Grisham, Laureano, and Conforto are all hurt. However, assuming one or two of those can come back, and that Bellinger isn’t a complete bust, I think I should probably keep Trea for now and see how Bellinger or Canha at 1B hold me up, while having Santana and Mountcastle for Util.

    I could, however, still make an offer on the slumping Freeman, but as his owner has Lindor, he won’t make that deal unless I offer Trea and some other good player and take Lindor with Freeman, and I don’t really want Lindor (should I?). But I’ll have to brainstorm what all else I could offer for Freeman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right, you mentioned all this, no, you don’t want Lindor

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        I’m Puerto Rican. It pains me. But not as much as it’s going to pain the Mets for the next…[checks records]…10 years?!

  46. scoboticus says:
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    Please rate these Zombinos ROS
    Pham
    Renfroe
    Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Renfroe

  47. Negatto says:
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    Who is the prize out of this group?

    Offered:
    Brandon Crawford SS | SF
    Adam Frazier 2B | PIT
    Alex Bregman 3B | HOU
    Bo Bichette SS | TOR
    Josh Rojas 2B | ARI

    Another owner is looking to move any of them for pitching, which I have a lot of.

    Who is the pick and what level of pitcher would be a good match?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prize? Who’s top hitter? Bichette, not close

      • Negatto says:
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        What would be a comparable level of arm to offer for Bichette?

        Torres + Woodruff? Gausman? Lopez? Framber?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These are way too low, can try Torres + Woodruff tho

    • scoboticus says:
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      Good match? Definitely ask EverywhereBlair. If you’re on twitter, @EverywhereBlair

  48. zombie says:
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    Killer recap! Thank you. Whom might you drop first for Skubal? Montas or Bundy? Thanks again!

  49. jah says:
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    Greinke today @ BOS (E-Rod)

    or

    Wood this Sunday @ WSH (Lester)

  50. Tyler says:
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    I’m just stopping by to see if you gave Flatbush Zombies / Vacation in Hell, a shot. One of the better albums I have heard since JID, Spillage Village…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet, I will download now tho

      • Tyler says:
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        Word. They are the rookie nookie of my hip hop playlists

  51. OaktownSteve says:
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    Tip of the cap to the Randy Newman reference.

    Giancarlo…non si puo stoparlo! A Stantonian blast! It’s really not hard to understand why everybody hates Sterling. I do a spot on Sterling by the way. “Welllllllllllllllll you know Suzyn…”

    Robbie Grossman not that bad, Albondigger. .354 OPB. 21HR 24SB 90R pace.

    Here’s a thing I was surprised to see. Kyle Hendricks is top 10 in the league with 7 wins (tied with a bunch of people). Yusmiro Petit also has 7 Ws. Great stat the win.

    Saw a movie last night I’d never even heard of. The Hot Rock. ’73 directed by Peter Yates. Robert Redford and George Segal. Heist genre. Great direction. Great script by William Goldman. Not always sure how I feel about Redford. He kind of has this one style he goes to, does a lot of stuff with his eyes and his face. I feel like he probably has a lousy sense of humor. The funny lines are pretty stiff with him. Great little pop corn movie over all. A short but very funny scene with Charlotte Rae.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welllllllllllllllll you know Suzyn — HAHA

      Grossman, blech, okay, I guess, arm twisted

      Hendricks has looked so unlike himself this year, wonder if he stopped Tack, bc his control is not very good over the plate way too much

      I saw that a long time ago, couldn’t tell you a thing about it…When I was watching all Goldman movies…His books were great

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Hendricks running away with the HRs/9 prize this year (that prize is a pinata likeness of Joel Pinero).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, bad command over plate

    • bigbear says:
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      I haven’t see a ton of Redford movies (a few of the big names and that’s it), but Jeremiah Johnson was my favorite of those I’ve seen. Not sure if that was a great casting job or what, but he fit the mold well regardless. Much better than The Natural IMO.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        JJ very good. I’m there for most everything Sydney Pollock.

    • hondo says:
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      The writer,Donald Westlake had some hilarious novels.I mean LOL back before LOL was a thing.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I’ve heard of Westlake but never read anything. Thanks for the tip. I think I’ll check it out. The Hot Rock kind of had some odd, off beat, low key laughs in it for sure.

        • hondo says:
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          The Hot Rock lead to a series a hilarious short novels based on John Dortmunder but he wrote a bunch of other stuff.One of my favorites is “Dancing Aztecs”,just a silly romp long before Central America became a thing.

          He was a prolific writing riot.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Thanks Hondo!

    • Logan says:
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      I can’t suggest enough a film called California Split also starring Segal as well as Elliot Gould, directed by Robert Altman. Altman’s most underrated movie, a must for any fan of gambling movies (the overlap between fantasy nerds and gambling nerds not being too far off). It’s like an ur-text for something like Rounders, and has that great murky seventies pot-addled “I’m barely trying to make a great movie” vibe.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oldie but goodie!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        The Criterion Channel is featuring 3 with George Segal. That’s how I came to The Hot Rock. The other two films are California Split and King Rat, so I’m definitely on CA Split next. Thanks for the recommend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ooh, if that has Man Bites Dog or Peeping Tom, I can’t recommend them highly enough

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            And by “that” I mean Criterion

  52. Bish says:
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    Grey,

    would you drop Teoscar for O’Neill in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You must have someone else to drop

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And if not, sure

        • Bish says:
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          I could also drop either Walsh or Mancini???

          • LenFuego says:
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            This is the kind of situation where you want to try to pull off a 2 for 1 trade … package 2 of Walsh, Mancini and Teoscar for a better player (Alonso? Muncy?) then pick up O’Neill.

  53. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I was one of a myriad of people asking about Vazquez vv Haase.

    I forgot to mention that Vazquez, who nominally starts every day, has only started 1x in last four days (he played in two — but 1x was a replacement for the injured starter). This factoid, in conjunction with 30+ days of minimal contribution, is why I’m going for the “hot bat” until further notice.

  54. martin rostoker says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Thanks for your hard work. Always appreciate your honesty. I am in a Yahoo Points league:

    The following player is available available: Robbie Grossman, Adrian Houser and Spenser Turnball (on IL)

    The following hitters and pitchers are potential players to be cut:

    Garrett Hampson
    Tyler Naquin
    Gio U
    Nate Low
    Freddy Galvin
    Manuel Mariot
    Eric Hosmer
    Nate Zunino

    Pitcher
    Jeff Springs
    I of course could just pass on these waiver possibilities.
    Looking forward to your thoughts. Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robbie Grossman, Adrian Houser and Spenser Turnball

      Over Galvis, Zunino, Springs

      • martin rostoker says:
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        Thank you! Your help is always welcomed and appreciated!

  55. Matty says:
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    Ump bat toss into Abreu’s knee.
    [https://www.espn.com/video/clip/_/id/31604017]
    Just what my RCL where I drafted Lindor- Bellinger- Abreu- Arenado- Biggio- Kyle Lewis in the first six rounds needs.
    (It seems like maybe he’s fine?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s fine from what I’ve heard

      • Matty says:
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        Given how everyone’s injuries have gone this year I expected that to be an instant 60 day IL stint.

  56. Coolwhip says:
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    Can we take a minnute to point out that Bregman only has 7 HRs. Which at this pace would put him at 21 for the season. This might be adding credence to belief that some of us had (Me and Itch being some of them) that he was never a 40 HR guy and Troutian WAR mirror but he’s more of a 24-27 HR guy with a good average and OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was in 2019 when they were using balls to make hitters good and pitchers bad

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Does that mean he’ll have to change his line of salsas from “Breggy Bomb Salsa” to “Breggy Double in the Gap and/or Warning Track Fly Ball Salsa?”

      • Coolwhip says:
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        +5

        I think so OTS, but it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it does it. His marketing guys are going to need to work a little harder to make it catchy.

        maybe a Breggy Double Double 7-Layer Dip, Breggy Warning Track Tomatillo, Breggy Bangin’ BBQ

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Making me hungry

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Nice to see the +5 make an appearance. That is a holdover from my earliest days on the internet in the Craigslist forums. Now that was a weird place, man.

    • LenFuego says:
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      7 HR through 61 games is actually a pace for just 18.5 HRs. I did not include Bregman as one of my 7 keepers this year (at a quite reasonable $25 salary), and have not had a second thought about it yet.

  57. Chris says:
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    I’m in dire need of pitching in a 12 team h2h points redraft.

    I have civale, would you sell high on him for a snell or a freid? If so, which one?

  58. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Egg Roll Day!

    Just added 2 more to my running IL tab in Gray & Kennedy bringing my grand total to 8.

    League settings/ My roster below:
    12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

    C: C. Kelly
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Jazz Chisholm
    IF: Wisdom
    OF: Adolis, Eddie Rosario, Amed Rosario
    UTL: Mercedes
    BN: Bohm, Brujan (NA)
    SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Boyd, Heaney,
    RP: Chapman, DickRod

    IL: Story, Springer, F. Reyes, Laureano, Means, Sonny Gray, Graveman, Kennedy

    NA: W. Franco

    Question 1.) drop Bohm for Andujar for today’s short schedule?

    Question 2.) which RP has the best chance to get me some saves:
    – Robles
    – Fry
    – Cisnero
    – Christian Javier (I know not the closer, but could help me in all other categories with the occasional save)

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t believe it’s been a year already

      1. Yes
      2. Robles

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Damnit! thought Philly’s game was at 1pm CDT, not EDT…now he’s stuck in my lineup today.

        do you drop anyone else on my roster for Robles and/or Andujar?

        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, can wait until tomorrow no?

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            Yep, can wait till tomorrow; was hoping for a batt-call today in Andujar with Bohm riding the pine.

            Robles for Bohm tomorrow will still work.

            thanks again (again)

  59. Robin Yount says:
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    Trout or Judge?

    Ros 5×5 rot

    Thanks for your fantasy expertise and have a great weekend break!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, thanks, it’s Thursday

      • Robin Yount says:
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        Thanks, weekend for me!

  60. bigbear says:
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    Grey – can one of your stats heads do some digging on pitchers with spin rate increases over the last few years from an angle of who’s the mostly likely impacted by a crack down? I imagine there will be a broad impact as many (most? all?) use something. But I imagine there are some pitchers who are more heavily dependent on having high spin rates?

    Also, who’s job is it to stoke the Belly fires?

    Thanks for the daily enlightenment and levity G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should ask Coolwhip

      My job on Belly

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Rich Hill goes pretty near the top I’d guess.

  61. Chris P says:
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    Pham, Wil Myers, or O’Neill for a points league ROS?

  62. Shill Team 6 says:
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    I’m starting Ed Rod tonight vs the Astros. I feel lucky.

  63. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto redraft

    Drop Eovaldi for Marquez, Gonsolin, Davidson, Yarbrough?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker or Yar, depending on how much upside you want to risk

  64. toolshed says:
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    Sandy Alderson said NYM expects Carrasco back in July and Thor back in Sept (gasp)! What a $hitshow. How many times have they gave a timeline for carrasco already? He is still not throwing off of a mound. The mention of Thor being back in Sept pretty much revoked the careasco timeline imo. Not that I needed anything to call bs on this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, what a joke, indeed

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      The Mets front office asks the medical staff, “When can Carlos get back on the field?” And they go, “Oh probably May.” The Mets announce and then when May comes around the medical staff goes, “Oh you meant back on the field to play! We thought you meant just walk around and stuff.” Then the Mets front office asks, “Ok, seriously, when do you think he can get back on the field…”

      • scoboticus says:
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        That pretty much sums up the competency of the Mets medical staff.

  65. Ben W says:
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    12 team 5×5 mixed.

    I’ve got an open roster spot now. Would you pick up
    Miguel Andujar or Jon Schoop? Or play long game for the season and pick up Jesus Sanchez?

  66. nickyk13 says:
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    Fantasy Master Lothario,

    ESPN 12 team 5×5 OBP. I’m strong at hitting, but could use another arm (Sonny Gray, John Means both on the IL) to help my Wins, ERA, and WHIP categories.

    I also have 4 IL slots (2 of them being used by the names above) that could be used to stash guys like Hoerner and McNeil until they come back.

    Im throwing some offers out to owners. Bo Bichette for Glasnow? Scherzer? Which arm would you prefer?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade Bichette for an arm

  67. pugs slugs says:
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    Grey,

    10-TM, NL-Only H2H

    I’m not sure what to do about Patrick Corbin given it’s NL-Only, and there’s not much on FA for SPs. He starts off great, only to have a meltdown inning, or like yesterday gives up three in the first and then settles down, but no W. This is a really tough shituation to be in for an NL-Only league.

    Miguel Castro and David Bednar are both available and have great ratios. Castro is better, with a shot at filling in as closer should there be a need. Bednar could be a future closer, and can be kept for $1. I’m currently in 2nd Place and my Ws and Ks lead the league in ROTO value.

    Hold Corbin or make a switch?

    Also, I’m sick of how MIL is using Taylor. He should be getting 4-5 starts per week filling in at OF and 1B. Should I hold, or go ahead and swap out for Reddick, L. Williams, or Beatty?

    Thanks!

    CA Narvaéz
    1B Aguilar
    2B India
    3B Bohm
    SS Cronenworth
    INF Wisdom
    OF Acuña, Harper, O’Neil, Ty. Taylor
    Util Escobar
    B Moran
    IL JD Davis

    SP Gausman, Alcantara, I. Anderson, Tr. Rogers, Corbin, Paddack, Marquez
    RP Kimbrel, Bard, Ty. Rogers, Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to hold Corbin in NL-Only

      I’d hold Taylor, but watch Williams

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Thanks Grey!

  68. NUX says:
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    Good news! Grossman is at 49.9% ownership in ESPN, so you can include him in tomorrow’s buy ;)

    Maybe you already planned to? I saw OTS mention him above. And I was saying similar stuff a week or so ago. And that Laura and a few other writers here were on him months ago. Get on board Grey! Also, you guys should get Laura on more podcasts going forward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nah!

      Laura’s great, right?

  69. Mike says:
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    Desclafani or Gonsolin in 10 team redraft?

  70. Kelly Leak says:
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    QUESTIONS

    What the snot is up with Wil Myers? He’s been horrible for weeks now. Hurt?
    I refuse to give up on WIl. I love him. Cmon Wil!

    Is George Springer still an MLB player? Didn’t someone sign him for half a billion dollars?

    Why don’t the players union tell MLB to go eff themselves? Where do they get off starting this pine tack witch hunt in the middle of the season? They screwed with the baseball to neuter the hitters, now they don’t like the results, so they attack pitchers mid-season for something THEY KNEW HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS. Horseshit!

    The oblique was invented in 2009. Is it patented? Can we get aftermarket obliques from Japan?

    Did anyone see this coming with the Giants? Best record in baseball!!

    As John Sterling might say to Kurt Waldheim – “You just can’t predict baseball.”

  71. Simsbad says:
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    Solak or Vaughn? Any additional comments on Solak at this point in the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Vaughn….Solak is slumping, Ks are up, BABIP is down, weak contact, the whole schmear

  72. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    My interest is intermediate term (12 team H2H).

    Pick one – Gallo or Andujar.
    Please rank (top 3): Brandon Lowe; Suarez; Andujar; Upton; Swanson

    Thanks.

    • Norman Ginsberg says:
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      Please expand first question– pick one of Gallo; Andujar; or Amed Rosario.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

      Dansby, Lowe, Eugenio

  73. speill says:
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    Stanton or Yelich ros. Thanks

  74. Jason Murray says:
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    How would you rank these IF? IKF, Biggio, Chisolm, India? I have room for 3 of them. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jazz, IKF, India

  75. uncle wighty says:
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    drop devin williams for scott barlow? svhd league

  76. rhodyballer says:
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    Vaughn or Happ

  77. Tyler says:
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    12 Team H2H Category Keeper League (6 keepers per team)

    Opinion on trading Yelich and Trevor Rogers for Trent Grisham and Framber?

    Likely wouldn’t keep Rogers or Framber, but likely would keep Yelich or Grisham for next year.

    Wouldn’t trade Yelich in past years, but not sure if he’ll ever get back to the old Yelich.

  78. Whatever says:
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    12tm mixed keeper obp:

    Cole for Kershaw/Arenado?

    my pitching is alright but I am really going for it this year and still need offense.

    • Whatever says:
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      Cole/Brantley for Kershaw/Arenado/Edman? have to make salaries work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want a better SP with Arenado

  79. Pepe Mangual says:
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    Diekman or Lucas Sims?
    Save + Holds league
    thx…

  80. Perfect Game says:
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    Trevor Bauer-

    His BB.9 is up to 2.95 and has been climbing. The BABIP is .188 and due to regress. Gives up 1.42 long balls a game. FIP and xFIP more than a run higher than ERA though SIERA is a good 3.33 which I think is the better predicted of future ERA. Career high EV. Barrel rate of 10% and previous high was 8%.

    1. Trevor Bauer a sell?

    2. If you would sell him, What SP would you try and swap him with? I currently have Woodruff, Cole, Glasnow, Kershaw, Buehler, Bauer, Wheeler. In a standard roto redraft using QS instead of wins.

    3. Would you take Kersh or Lynn? I was offered Lynn cor Kersh. I want the SP who is likely to have the lower ratios.

    Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yeah, he’s a sell

      2. Bieber? Impossible to sell an SP for an SP

      3. No

      • Perfect Game says:
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        #3 When you say no are you saying no you would or would not take Lynn over Kersh for better ratios?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m saying do better for Bauer or keep Bauer

      • Perfect game says:
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        #2 would you take Burnes or Gausman over Bauer ROS even if Burnes innings are limited?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I’d trade Bauer for a bat, then a bat for an arm

  81. Cram It says:
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I picked up Chris Martin last night because Will Smith blows….and blew another one yesterday and Martin has been great and seems like a good speculative grab. Being all savvy and ahead of the curve, ya know….and hey look at that, Martin gets a save opp today! Woohoo! Annnnnnnd promptly implodes, unable to even get an out. WHY. DO. I EVEN. BOTHER.

  82. uncle wighty says:
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    Fried and Yelich for ohtani? What side do you like more

  83. SteveNZ says:
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    This is totally hypothetical, but if you owned Swanson, would you trade Story away to get Mookie?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        How about trading Bellinger to get Mookie?

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Thanks. No idea if it will even happen, but obviously when you don’t draft a pitcher til the 5th round there are only so many guys you can offer up for Mookie haha.

        • Earl says:
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          think I would do it. Bellinger does not seem right to me.

  84. Mike says:
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    Please rank the following for ROS in a 10 team redraft:
    DeSclafani, Yarbrough, and Gonsolin

      • Mike says:
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        Where would you put Castillo on that list?

  85. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Please rank – Yaz; Amed; Gallo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs — is Yaz even playing?

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        No special need — my pitching is far better than my offense so only care about generic improvement. He’s supposed to return from IL-land this weekend. I assume that Gallo will out-homer Yaz but with a large BA penalty. Also I think SF, being a better team, will provide more counting stat opportunity for Yaz.

        I just “discovered” Amed (as an OF possibility). I assume he’d provide some SBs (which I can use) with less power and less counting stat opportunity. But maybe more BA.

        Bottom Line: So I was interested in your insight for the more productive player.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You sound like you got it, Amed prolly most steals-heavy, but Yaz most overall productive

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Are we talking about A(h)med Rosario here?

            • SteveNZ says:
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              Ignore me! It you are, and it’s Amed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nick Ahmed Rosario?

          • Norman Ginsberg says:
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            So Yaz seems my best choice. I would have been concerned if you identified some playing time issues (I had not followed Yaz or Amed previously; and I never looked at Amed other than as a Mets SS who was going to lose his job once Gimenez was ready). Thanks again.

  86. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Anybody paying attention to Willy Adames out of the Trop? Apparently the complained about not being able to see the ball there, ever. And his home away splits seem to back it up…. With him now at Miller Park for half the games and basically not at the Trop for his away games…. or am Iwishing here?

    • captain obvious says:
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      It’s been brought up a few times already.

  87. toolshed says:
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    Lamet hit 78 pitches last time. The padres have been slowly and I mean slowly ramping him up. Would you take a flyer on him if he is available or would you rather stick with manoah? Both have upside but which one would you prefer rest of year?

  88. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I love 2021. In a 10-team public league I had an ERA of 2.95. I started Taijuan, Manaea, Gonsolin, Gomber, Mize, Gutierrez, and Flexen yesterday – and lowered my ERA to 2.92!

  89. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I guess I’m not teaching you anything today. Duvall HR. Very nice.

  90. SteveNZ says:
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    Do we think this might be the start of a Duvall hot streak?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Would you drop Scoop to pick him up? Kinda don’t feel like I should. Also, already have OFs aplenty…

  91. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Just heard Nicky “Two Strikes” Madrigal tore his hamstring and not only was placedd on the 60 day IL but may need surgery as well. So i need a replacement. I have Altuve, McKinstry, and Adam Frazier that can play 2B. If I were to pick someone up these are my choices:

    Freddy Galvis or get another bat like Luke Williams, Odubel Herrera, Billy Mckinney, Pujols. Im thinking Williams. Thuoghts?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      ODB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Williams

  92. Steve says:
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    Now that Story’s back is Rodgers a cut?

    Stassi, Fraley, McKinney could sub in at UTIL.

    14T Obp

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, McKinney

  93. Keeks says:
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    How many innings do you think Rodon gets to this year?

    • Keeks says:
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      Also, loved the latest pod. Laura is awesome! In a future pod… Gonna need to know who had the best team names in the comedy writers league. Sure there were some gems.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Right now there’s one team called “(another team owner’s name) is a fat f*ck”

        • Keeks says:
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          Hahaha.. sure sounds like a tight-knit group

      • Keeks says:
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        Thanks homie. Appreciate you Grey.

  94. William Hung says:
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    Dang Ryu – lets try to at least get a QS… and maybe some Ks????

  95. Joe says:
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    Drop Kirilloff in a 14 teamer? Hold Sonny Gray?

      • Joe says:
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        Do you like Davidson as a fill-in for Gray? Don’t know much about him. Numbers look decent.

  96. SteveNZ says:
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    Effing Story. Caught looking with the sacks full. FFS.

  97. Will says:
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    Buxton tonight in St Paul – started in CF, went 2 for 3 with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs (so far, game is in the 6th inning). That’s his third home run for St Paul in two rehab games.

    Activate him, Twins! Don’t waste these hits down in AAA. Oh and Kiriloff is hurt again so I don’t see how the Twins do not activate Buxton on Friday.

    • hot corner says:
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      Yeah. It was 2 HRs in 2 innings against Daniel Lynch.

  98. CrazyBern says:
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    Lux—the dynasty darling—or Brujan or India? Would you drop Lux for either for next week? Thanks.

  99. Dude says:
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    Grossman or Hasse?

  100. Russowl says:
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    10 team redraft

    Add Justin Upton over Dom Smith, Chapman, Bohm, Swanson or hold ?

  101. SteveNZ says:
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    Nothing Minor about that, Mike.

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