So, when does Brendan McKay come up to replace an Ineffective Listed Blake Snell?  Ton of people asking about McKay, so I’ll go over him briefly, because I have nothing else to do but service you.  I am a mere vessel for your wants and dreams. Bit like the Flowbee if you need a haircut.  Prospect Mike just went over McKay in his last post.  McKay is the Rays’ Ohtani.  Though if hitting and pitching made Ohtani a unicorn, I’m not sure what that makes McKay.  A Loch Ness Monster?  Seen more often, but just as imaginary?  McKay’s likely headed for a Middler role in Tampa, and maybe some at-bats.  His arm excites me more than his bat, he could have a 9+ K/9 and always has insane command (2 BB/9), but Jalen White Clarence Beeks or Brendan McKay?  Meh, I don’t think there’s that much of a difference.  Guess McKay has more upside, and love how he sounds like what a dad would call a character on 90210 back in the 90s.  Why do we even care about McKay?  Have you seen Blake Snell (3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.01)?  If you have, send him back to replace the stunt double who is wearing his jersey.  “I thought when they said ‘changeup,’ they meant a changeup from pitching well, so I started pitching like garbage.”  That’s Blake Snell addressing dozens of crying Rays fans.  I know no one wants to hear this right now, but Snell doesn’t appear to be pitching poorly; he’s having atrocious luck.  Like if a ball is hit right at a fielder, a squirrel grabs the ball and throws it into the outfield for a double.  He could be a buy low, as long as he’s not hiding an injury, real or fake.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Willy Adames – 2-for-2 and his 8th homer, hitting .253, and his 2nd homer in the last four games.  Two-eyed Willy hit that ball all the way to the Goon Docks.

Kyle Gibson – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  Of course, he was cruising until the very end of his start.  I’m convinced he could be used as an Opener and give up four runs in the 1st inning, or throw 9 IP and give up 4 ER in the 9th.  Whatever inning is his last, he makes you feel it.

Mitch Garver – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  The Mitch is back!

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL.  Since he missed a month of action, we might have to wait until next year to see him challenge the 60-homer mark, but he seems like as good a bet as any.  Well, him or Ketel Maris.

Jesse Chavez – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  There’s a blast from the past.  This was his first start, where he wasn’t just an Opener and produced good results, since 2015.  Ah, yes, 2015, we had a bit more hair, a little less around the waist and your mom just found Facebook, and not yet racist Facebook memes.  Sadly, Chavez doesn’t look that much improved; he’s just leaving a ton more guys on base.

Brendan Rodgers – Hit the IL.  He injured himself doing a double-take at the Rockies lineup card.

Ian Desmond – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer. On our 30-day Player Rater, Desmond is around the 30th best hitter over that time.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.21.  Wow, 11 Ks! That’s amazing! He’s back to being an ace!  Brain, “Um, Grey…”  What, Brain?  “Drew Pomeranz K’d 11 guys the night before. The Rockies aren’t a great road team.”  Damn, Bum got brain bummered.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-5 and his 18th homer, as he hit leadoff.  Have you heard about how MLB owners have a championship belt they pass around for whoever gives out the worst contract?  Seriously, not joking. Okay, in that vein, I think managers have a belt for worst managing decisions.  Grandal leading off?  Counsell trying to win the Stupidship Belt.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer. Jelly Donut of Swat is bringing zaftig ‘bach!

George Springer – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I will send a company-wide email out apologizing for what I said after the assassination attempt on Big Papi. It was insensitive to say the Dominican Republic should change their tourism slogan to, ‘It’s bananas!'”

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Daddy Gurriel showing Lourdes he’s not over the hill yet.  This was his 2nd homer in as many games, and obviously is heating up.

Ross Stripling – 3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.08.  Maybe this will chill everyone the eff out about adding Stripling.

Tommy La Stella – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer, an inside-the-park home run.  Put La Stella in the Home Run Derby!  And make the Home Run Derby all inside-the-park home runs!

Joey Votto – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .261. Glad to see him pick up his season.  Not because I own him. Oh, hecksfire no.  Not because I want him to do well.  Nope!  I just want him to do well enough so people are suckered in again next year.  We might be able to pull off the “Votto Sucks But You’re Still Drafting Him” magic trick for the next three years.

Andrew Heaney – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.99.  He’s been super hit or miss, literally and figuratively.  My educated guess is he’s still hurt. But I did need autocorrect to spell ‘educated’ so keep that in mind.

Adbert Alzolay – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.08 in his 1st start.  Kinda like him more when he was entering after an Opener.  The walks are a little worrisome, but he has only allowed two hits in 8 2/3 IP, so, yeah, I’m definitely holding.

Max Fried – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.96.  Sonavabench!  After he was hit around a few times (two of his previous 4 starts), I’ll admit to getting cold feet with Fried and he was playing the wrong Chicago team to warm my feet.  Streamonator loves his next start, and I’m going back in.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer.  Tildaddy says you can have some pudding!

Tim Anderson – Helped off the field after spraining his ankle.  Uh-oh, we need to form a giant prayer decagon.

Brandon Workman – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.70, and his 3rd save.  This is his 1st save since June 2nd.  P to the erhaps we can look back at June 25th as the day Alex Cora realized Workman should be his closer, but I have my doubts.  We’ll see.  Like Yelich, my hindsight is almost 20/20, depending on my hedges.

Rafael Devers – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .317.  I know he’s been good, but it still shocked me to see him in the top 16 on the Player Rater.  That’s for the season.  Zoinks!

Trea Turner – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .280.  Hate to kick a gift horse, but I will kick the crap out of that gift horse and deal with PETA later if it means Turner will stop homering and start stealing. I have literally everyone else on my team for homers, steal a base!

Trevor Richards – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.94.  Streamonator hated this start for K’ing Richards, the Lionfarted, but is moderately positive on his next one and I could see going back on him.

Kendrys Morales – Designated for assignment.  Damn, you know what the Yankees did to Morales, right?  It’s like when you break up with someone and latch onto the first thing with a heartbeat for a few weeks, then your original squeeze calls you up and wants to get back together and you’re like, “Peace out, Kendrys, my boo’s taking me back!”

Giancarlo Stanton – Left yesterday’s game after a headfirst slide.  He’ll have an MRI on his knee. Just when things couldn’t seem to get worse for Giancarlo, the MRI technician saw Giancarlo yesterday and said, “We’ve stopped accepting those stamp cards at this location.”

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .333.  Comatose Yankees Fan, “Dude! I was out for like two months.  Anyway, I saw LeMahieu has 11 homers.  Damn, the ball must be juiced!”  It is.  “So, what do Giancarlo and Judge have?  30 homers each?  Haha, I’m laughing, but I’m dead serious.  Tell me.  Why’s everyone tiptoeing out of the room?  I can handle it if Giancarlo and Judge only have 25 homers apiece.  Guys?”

Aaron Judge – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .267.  Judge went back-to-back with LeMahieu, because, I can only imagine, Judge watched how it was done and emulated DJ.

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-2 and his 24th homer, hitting .230.  The Yankees broke the record for most games (28) in a row with a home run.  The previous record was 27, which is the number most often cited by Yankees fans when challenged.  “I drove last time, would you mind driving today?”  “27 rings, bro!”  “We’re just going to dinner, and stop calling me ‘bro,’ I’m your mother.”

Jeff McNeil – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .348.  Now in 2nd place for major league batting lead, and has a .410 OBP.  While he sits on five homers.  McNeil out here living his best Sparky Anklebiter life.  Yo, Jeff McNeil, you Johnny Pesky?  You going pole dancing?  You don’t need to strip, just collect singles.

Amed Rosario – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (9) and legs (10), hitting .261.  Amed showing the best kind of OCD, keeping his homers close to his steals.  Let’s go ahead and homer again so Amed doesn’t need to touch the doorknob fifteen times every time he walks into the clubhouse, because Jason Vargas is fuming and about to punch someone.

Scott Kingery – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .331, as he continues to hit leadoff.  Kingery’s headed for a top 50 overall season and you’re gonna be like, “Did I really drop homeboy for Nicky Lopez?”  And I oop–

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3 and his 18th homer, hitting .270.  Like E.T. would’ve said, all hail Rhysus.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Maikel looked like he could’ve been a top 5 3rd basemen in April, before petering out, but now the hot schmotato run starts again.

Brad Hand – 0 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.36.  Hand unraveled like a cheap piñata, giving up a grand slam to Hunter Dozier (1-for-5, 4 RBIs, 13th homer, 2nd homer in three games).  Brad dealt a bad Hand. Like the weasel he is, he just needs to shake it off.

Roberto Perez – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer.  “Roberto Perez is on pace for 27 homers!”  That’s me screaming at Rob Manfred when the subject of juiced balls comes up.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .290.  Oye como yay!

Jordan Hicks – Will have Tommy John surgery.  I wonder what Dr. Frank Jobe, who performed Tommy John surgery when it was still called ‘Who is the patient with the bowl haircut and the Dodgers jersey in room three?’, would say about Hicks having Tommy John surgery. Was it ever intended for a pitcher who once threw 100 MPH to come back and throw that hard again? Any hoo!  Carlos Martinez would seem to have the lead for saves, but this doesn’t seem as said-and-done as people are making it out.  I’m absolutely reading into the Cards throwing Tyler Webb out there for the 9th, even if they were losing.

Jack Flaherty – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.75.  What’s that you’re listening to, Flaherty?  “Snell’s Like Teens Flying Spirit Airlines.”  Unlike Snell’s peripherals, Flaherty’s are down from last year, and he looks a lot more like a number three fantasy starter, than the number one I thought we were drafting.  Yay for misconceptions!

Liam Hendriks – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.45.  He put two guys in scoring position and…Well, exhale.  Thought for a second Hendriks was going to reveal himself to be a Cuddle Boy.

Matt Olson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 13thy homer, hitting .241.  Lot of people asking to drop Olson.  I’m sorry, but he’s headed for 30 homers in 350 ABs.  Y’all serious?

Logan Allen – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  Since I watched the majority of his start, I can tell you the Orioles looked worse than Allen looked great.  The Orioles’ number three hitter was Pedro Severino.  The Marlins’ lineup looks at that and questions what the hell the Orioles are doing.  However (Grey’s about to turn things around, grab onto your seats!), I’d still obviously own Allen, and do in multiple leagues.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .323.  FTJ!  Fun the Jewels fast! Fun the Jewels fast!

Manuel Margot – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Hitters facing Orioles pitchers + Coors hitters = Online degree from Suckass University.  Hmm, math’s a little off there, was supposed to equal a degree of success in fantasy baseball.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .281.  Machado received a standing ovation from the fans on his return trip to Baltimore and greeted each of the Orioles players with, “Who are you? Do I know you?  Richie Martin? Like the singer? Who are these guys?”

  1. Noam Levenson says:
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    How are you valuing Meadows moving forward? I’ve got him as a 20 round keeper for three years (thanks to you!). Would you deal that value straight up for Gerrit Cole for the rest of the season?

    • The Mudkat says:
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      Just a layman here, but meadows has the pedigree to be great. I have him in a 10 team keeper and will be holding him next season. Top 10 OF next year as long as pitchers don’t figure him out, but he’s got 5 tools.

    • Cram It says:
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      Unless Cole is going to help secure you a championship this year, I’d want Meadows at that price.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, depends what you need, so agree with Cram

  2. The Mudkat says:
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    10 team keeper, keep 8 players, 15 year league, team is big on power but small on SB. I’m sitting with Sanchez, Goldy, Encarnacion, Albies, Polanco, Kingery, Rendon, Just Dongs, Blackmon, Meadows, Renfroe, and Mercado. Worth dropping Mercado for Mallex Smith for steals?

    • packers2018 says:
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      I don’t know who else you have or who is available but Mercado will get you steals.
      Looks like Renfroe, E5 (36 years old) or some pitcher to grab Mallex.

      • The Mudkat says:
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        Thanks man, I was thinking about getting rid of renfroe. E5 is too pretty with the Yankees trade, and my pitching is hopefully gonna come around, even losing Montas. I have Nola, Thor, Paxton, Berrios, Castillo, Peacock, Stripling, Lucchesi, Eflin, Holland, Neris, Luke Jackson.

    • Cram It says:
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      Tomato/tomahto for steals between those two. Mercado gives you other stuff.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d swap Renfroe for Mallex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • The Mudkat says:
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        Thanks Grey/DT!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  3. toolshed says:
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    In fairness to Hand, Francona used him 5 out of the last 6 days!!! They had a 3 run lead, he should have got rest. He only threw 13 pitches, 5 baserunners later and 5 runs later, Francona finally pulls him. Wth. How freaking obvious was it that he was tired / didn’t have it / has pitched too much?

    Btw, Francona already broke Miller & Allen and he is doing his best to make sure Hand’s arm is ready to fall off before they are eliminated from the playoffs or trade him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Francona’s in contention for the Stupidship Belt

      • Never beat black for that award, distance second.

  4. galica says:
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    Grey!

    Loved the report, or rapport as Stephen Colbert used to call it.

    a. Dropped Pillar to pick up McKay. Pillar is 50% owned with a -1.5% ownership trend and McKay is owned at 48% with a +1.3% ownership trend. So if you do the math they are almost at the same level – get it? 50-1.5=48.5 and 48+1.3=49.3. Grey? Do you follow? J/k, man. On Pillar’s 50% ownership, I see it like this.

    1. 50% of people believe he has a great floor, no ceiling.
    2. Though that same 50% need his floor badly with all the injuries.
    3. 50% of people believe he’s really boring.
    4. 50% of his games are 1/4 with 3 Ks and no counting stats, or 100% once you own him.

    b. Too funny about Bum yet again getting a bum wrap from y’all. That’s twice this season, better watch out or Bumgarner will make an errant throw into the stands at Dodger stadium giving you one of his custom-made reverse mohawks that’s popular with the millennial crowd. At least then you’ll fit in with the millennial crowd though, right?

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 26

    So, based on yesterday’s comments from frequent commenter and my good friend Frank Grimey, I’ll try to focus on Abbott and Costello quotes rather than citing the entire movie from scene 1 to scene 1000. Thanks, Frank. I mean it.

    Before I go down this path, you all should hear Marion Hutton sing ‘No bout a Doubt it’. It’s a classic. Here are a few lines from the song.

    I feel I’ll never walk straight
    You got me so I just can’t talk straight
    No bout a doubt it I mean, no doubt about it
    I’m in love with you

    I used to be most capable
    Of keeping a conversation
    I never ever faltered
    In my pronunciation

    My speech was quite
    as flawless as could be
    But what did ya do
    Yes, what did ya do to me

    No bout a doubt it I mean, no doubt about it
    I’m in love with you

    The song continues with her swapping the first letter of word 1 with the first letter of word 2. We do that a lot in Razzball so it should be familiar territory.

    [Meanwhile…the entire adjoining master bedroom of Mr Van Cleve is flooded with 2 feet of water. Mr Van Cleve wakes up and wades over towards the bathroom door, opening it.]

    Mr Van Cleve: What in the world are they doing in there?

    [Albert (Costello) and Eddie (Abbott) are both in the bathtub which sails into the master bedroom as they rush in with the water flow from the bathroom.]

    Albert (Costello): Run for the hills! The whole town is flooded!

    Mr Van Cleve: Help.! Help.!

    Albert (Costello): Come on! Come on!

    Mr Van Cleve: Help! Help!

    [Fortunately, the three of them escape the massive flood unharmed into the hallway.]

    To make a long story short, Mrs Van Cleve reads the letter she’s drafted to the Atlas plumbing company saying that if they ever step foot on their premises again they will be beat up by their servants. In comes the butler with an invitation to a party being thrown by the Winthorps. Mrs Van Cleve inadvertently mixes things up. Instead of sending the drafted letter to Atlas plumbing, Mrs Van Cleve sent them the Van Cleve’s invitation to the Winthorp’s party, with instructions to the butler to deliver this envelope to Atlas plumbing.

    End scene 5

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yeah, that makes sense (crazily enough)

      B. Haha

      C. Nice! That’s spoonerism

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        Yep! No bout a doubt it, that is spoonerism. Learn a new thing everyday in the land of Razzball,

        I have to wait for a few more good starts from Giolito to trade him. Now if I try to trade him I might get a bag of opened Doritos but if he beats the Twins at home maybe I could get something better for him. I’ll check the trade analyzer after the ASB. I just think the nightmare of last year is catching up with him or people are fouling off his ++96 mph fastball where previously during his hot streak he was getting either called 3rd strikes or a swinging strike.

        I am starting the SON approved (20.7$) Paxton tonight. Thank you.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think Giolito will be okay, but pitching’s a funny thing, shizz goes sideways fast — look at Snell

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      A. all floor and no ceiling huh?… sounds like Pillar *sunglasses on* isn’t holding up his end of the bargain *yeahhhhhhhhhh*

    • Barf says:
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      Colbert is terribly unfunny. That is all

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    Stripling was on a 60 pitch count. That was 3 innings of work for him. Maybe they should have stretched him out in the minors first for a start or 2.

    Kind of sucks that urias & stripling may be used as a 1/2 of a pitcher and just piggyback off each other every 5 days (3 innings each) until LAD trades for a pitcher. They arent going to let urias go more than 3 innings unless all hell breaks loose and they lose more pitchers which could happen considering ryu & maeda haven’t been on the IL for a while. Kershaw too with his back can flare up any time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but the Dodgers don’t care, they only needed 3 IP, and they’re headed to the playoffs

  6. toolshed says:
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    Are you expecting anything out of Pollock this year? He is reportedly aiming to return right after the All Star break.

    • Cram It says:
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      Grey hasn’t expected anything out of Pollock for 4 years.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d own him in 15 teamers but have low expectations. The upside is still there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  7. Mojoman says:
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    Hello Grey, Hello DT :)
    So fantastic write up.

    Start or sit?

    Gallen vs Nats
    Morton @ Twins

    Thank you :)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Mojo,

      I’d start both.

      No problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Chud says:
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    It looks like Luzardo may be getting promoted right after the all-star break. Would u trade D.German for him in a dynasty league?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure. Luzardo’s upside is very high…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. Yu says:
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    Hold, Trade, or Cut Flaherty?

    • Cram It says:
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      If you’re gonna cut him, you might as well try to trade him. If you’re gonna hold him, you could still trade him for a profit.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade for what

      • Yu says:
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        Most likely starting pitching. Not sure what I can get for him at this point though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Snell low with another piece? I don’t see how you can get pitching for pitching

  10. Manson says:
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    Bench one (H2H points)

    Soler @ CLE (Bauer)
    Laureano @ STL (Wainwright)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d bench Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up!

    Steven Matz has been terrible. Should I continue to hold him in a redraft league? I listed some guys below – if you like multiple guys please let me know so I can set backup waivers. Thanks!

    The following options are available:
    -Kyle Gibson
    -Eduardo Rodriguez
    -Zach Plesac
    -Merrill Kelly
    -Tyler Skaggs
    -Logan Allen

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Plesac

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at matchups — Matz is on waivers in my 12 teamer

    • Regis Clougherty says:
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      Hi Sandman,

      I would want Logan Allen. Plesac is going to struggle against lefties, due to his mix and placement. Plesac also pitches in a park that favors left handed hitters.

      TRG

  12. William Hung says:
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    Are you holding Heaney for his next start v. Oakland?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Don’t know your other options but sure

      • William Hung says:
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        10 team league with K/9 and Ls added to the 5 standard cats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • William Hung says:
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        Robot still loves him with a $16 value – I wonder if it’ll get a software update soon and that number changes… really sucks cause now I’ll burn one of my 4 remaining moves on his replacement – i really thought he’d be good for 2 starts

        • Grey

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          Just worried he’s not healthy, which is something SON won’t know

          • William Hung says:
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            we are still a few years away from our robot overlords taking over – i mean c’mon, shouldn’t the next update on SON have access to all player medical files????

            • Grey

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              Haha, ping Rudy

  13. I be Teheran it up! says:
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    Great stuff as always! I’m dead ??….
    ROS rank for H2H points league: Kingery or N. Senzel?
    Thanks!

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      about a few weeks ago i remember thinking how much senzel is just this year’s kingery, except kingery came up earlier. thought it was hard question then, still hard.

    • Cram It says:
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      Kingery

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Coin flip. I’ll take Senzel.

    • William Hung says:
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      Kingery – I asked this last week and Grey has Kingery projected for 20+ HRs and 15+ steals in a better lineup for counting stats. Senzel is a little bit lower than that – though this was ask/answered before Senzel went back to back games with HRs, but I doubt that changed Grey’s mind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kingery

      • I be Teheran it up! says:
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        Thanks Grey and Co.!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  14. Thundergunn says:
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    garver or Vasquez?

    Lorenzen or tyler webb for speculating saves?

    I was offered Mondesi for Muncy and Paddack, thoughts?

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      lorenzen, far less guys ahead of him. possibly nobody ahead of him.

    • Cram It says:
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      Garver
      Lorenzen

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Garver, Lorenzen, Mondesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    dannys antana back to a lefty only guy, in a 12 team 5×5 where i lost mondesi who’s best 2B grab: biggio, sogard, kike, odor (7 day rater says him), mcmahon, n.lopez, schoop (too many off days though), adames, profar, dozier, galvis. if not for his average so far this is probably an easy biggio. also kipnis or rengifo. biggio clocks in near last of this group on the 7 day rater, but rookies are almost always hated by those.

    have both of story/mondesi in DL’s here. same day too, fun. added NEWMAN! and dannys when that happened.

    • Cram It says:
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      Sogard

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Odor for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Sogard for a few

  16. Lubey says:
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    Cruz or Dozier?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. Agent Cody Bellinger says:
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    Which starter would you rather own ROS in a roto redraft 12 tm 5×5 w/ QS: underperforming #3 Jack flaherty or innings limit Chris Paddack.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Flaherty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Drop Allen for Keuchel or Porcello?

    I need (Saves+Holds) but can obviously only start 2-3 of these guys.

    Drop Shawn Kelley, Jose LeClerc, or Hendriks?

    • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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      I reread my post. It’s confusing again, Cram!
      basically…
      Do I drop any of these dudes for Logan Allen??

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Sorry. I wish there was a delete comment button.

        I don’t own Logan Allen. He is available. Should I drop any of these guys for him?
        Keuchel, Porcello.
        (Saves+Holds league and I need them.)
        Hendriks, S.Kelley, and LeClerc

        (I’m claiming PTSD after last night’s games with Flaherty, Snell, and Hand on my roster)
        8 IP
        20 hits allowed
        2 walks
        19 ER

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, rough go of it…

          Agree with DT

      • Cram It says:
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        Haha!

        • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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          Glad I could make you laugh this morning, Cram!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Can try Allen over Porcello but they’re all in the same range for me

  19. Tom says:
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    Can you please rank the three SPs? Points league.

    Ross Stripling
    Trevor Richards
    Martin Perez

    • Cram It says:
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      Richards, Stripling

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  20. Ben W says:
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    In a 12 team 5×5 league. My only closers are Neris and Greene.

    Should I drop E-Rod for Brandon Workman?

    Other SPs: Bieber, Kuechel, Luchesi, Alzolay, Strasburg, Corbin, Woodruff, Fiers and Merrill Kelly. And caleb smith on the DL

    • Cram It says:
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      Sure, F ERod

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  21. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey, DT, pinch hit pod host B_Don, Razzball peeps,

    So take a look at me now!!!

    Nice recap, Grey sir. WTF Snell? Across my leagues, my worries over my SP1 started with Buehler, shifted to Bauer, and no hover around Blake. It’s crazy! Worry migration… He reminds me of the Garbage Pail Kid Baked Blake…

    Anyway, is it too early to ask for a sneak peak/preview of everyone’s favorite midsummer post: Grey’s 2nd half rankings for fantasy baseball? I’ll give you three names:

    Tim Anderson
    Victor Robles
    Nomar Mazara

    Good names, right. How would you rank them?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Jake,

      Robles, Anderson, Mazara for me.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Thanks DT!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Baked Blake — HA

      Anderson (assuming healthy), Robles

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Thanks Grey. I have Anderson now so I’ll hold to see what the prognosis is….

        And of course it was Baked Jake (that’s why I remembered it!) but Blake is more apropos.

        https://images.app.goo.gl/STMESz1T7TtCn65XA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, yeah, Baked Jake is good

  22. G says:
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    With my staff of Cole, woodruff, Marquez, paddack, Gallen, Ed Rod, and currently holding Anibal and Dakota for streaming right matchups – would you drop Ed Rod for Webb or another Reliever for holds (in my league which counts holds and saves)? I’ve been patient with Ed Rod, but he’s tough to own despite some good outings and more wins than some other guys.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Alzolay or Fried in an 11 tm keeper roto league? Or both?

    Same league, trade question. Would you offer away Moncada and Ryu, Giolito, or Paxton for Merrifield?

    • Cram It says:
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      Fried

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Both if possible.

      Depends on the rest of your team, but I think I’d send Moncada and Paxton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk alert***

    LeBlanc bulks today, and a couple of guys who are openers with murky bulk guys. Houser (I like Peralta to bulk but mere speculation), Gonsolin (only degenerate bottom feeder options, Chargois?)

    • Pine Tar Incident says:
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      Also, keeper question: in a keep-forever-league, 12 team, mixed, OBP:

      Arenado for Vlad Jr.

      Which side do you like? I know you were down on Vlad Jr. on the podcast this week… but we all agree he’s gonna be really good for a long time, right?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Arenado if you’re going for it this year, Vlad if you’re looking to the future.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  25. Rich says:
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    Keeper: Odorizzi or E.Rosario ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  26. Five-on-One says:
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    Need a temporary replacement for Tim Anderson. Available MIs include Amed Rosario, Danny’s Antana, Sogard, Galvis, Adames, Crawford…
    Please pick top two. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rosario, Adames for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. DonnieB says:
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    Would you trade my Dahl and Lism Hendricks for Conforto? I have 4 closers now. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eh it’s fair but I also wouldnt be surprised if Dahl outperformed Conforto ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  28. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank top 3 SPs for the next week:

    Clevinger @BAL
    Ryu @ COL -$11.5, but he has been so good.
    Pivetta vNYM $8.5 and @ATL -$3.7
    Bryse Wilson, May start Thurs for ATL?
    Alzihay @PIT -$9.8
    Framber vPIT $8.5 and @COL -$18.5

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ryu, Clevinger, Pivetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, tough choices… I guess Agree with DT

  29. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    RCL Leauge

    chirinos, gilito, minor, woodruff,

    kelley, peacock, robles, romo, framber valdez

    Keuchel, Yamamoto

    Does Chrinos have a scheduled start this week? I have as reservers Keuchel vs Ccubs today and Yamamoto vs Philies Saturday….would you start either of these? i’m thinking Phillies might get to Yamamoto after being embarrassed last week not sure about Keuchel in general let alone fist start back

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not sure if he’s starting or the headliner Friday vs Tex but looks like that’s his day. I’d pass on the Keuchel and Yamamoto starts in RCL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thx

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. I Miss Steve Sax says:
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    16 Team League, weekly lineup changes (9 pitchers – I generally use 7 starters) and I don’t think I have a must start pitcher. With this staff, do I need to try to trade for a “sure thing” or just ride the best weekly options.

    Brandon Woodruff
    Madison Bumgarner
    Kyle Gibson
    Joey Lucchesi
    Robbie Ray
    Lance Lynn
    Marcus Stroman
    Jordan Lyles
    Tommy Milone
    Andrew Heaney
    Michael Pineda
    Adbert Alzolay

    Reliever options are Roberto Osuna, Ken Giles and Roenis Elias

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try to make a deal for more of a sure thing there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  31. DonnieB says:
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    Dahl or Conforto ROS? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think they end up pretty close. Better average from Dahl and a little more power from Conforto…

      I’ll take the guy in Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, prolly go Conforto, but agree they’re close

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Cept, all of a sudden, I can’t remember the last day David Dull didn’t go 1-for-something with a HR.

        what

        the

        F?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dahl’s alive!

  32. Travis Hafner says:
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    Two comments today-

    1.) Feel like you haven’t really mentioned Kipnis. He’s red hot over the last few weeks in an underrated CLE lineup (even with Jram stinking it up). He’s shown some pop and speed throughout his career, and CLE has hit him cleanup against righties. He’s intriguing.

    2.) I LOVE your “And I oop-“ reference; I just wonder how many readers actually know what your referring to. Feels like a deep twitter joke. I laughed though.

    • Travis Hafner says:
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      Oh and one more

      3.) D. Lamet is making his way back from TommyJ. Is he a good add in a deep 14 teamer?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I think Lamet is a good add in any deeper league

    • Cram It says:
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      Kipnis is a schmotato. Over the last 10 days he’s been a hot schmotato. It took all that hotness to get him to a .240 avg and 6 HRs. Lowercase yay. He’ll got back to schmotatoing as schmotatoes do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I hear ya, kinda meh, but okay 2. Hehe 3. Agree with DT

  33. Fred says:
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    It’s pretty amazing that more than half the games the Yankees played that lead to breaking the HR record didn’t involve Judge or Stanton, or Didi for that matter. A testament to the great farm team the Yanks have.

    Anyway – seems like Snell is struggling a little bit as of late. I’m trying to get one more ace in order to even out my pitching with my great offense. Do you see him recovering for the ROS, or do you sense something is suspect? Someone in last place has Snell, but I could possibly negotiate to give him like a 3rd round pick for next year for Snell this year if things look promising.

    Also – I stashed Limet just for safe keeping. Any chance he makes any impact this year?

    Thanks for the great daily content!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      3rd rounder for Snell sounds like a great deal. I think he needs a little IL time but expect him to get right at some point.

      Lamet is a good stash right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, no Judge or Stanton for that is crazy

      Agree with DT

  34. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto, 1250 max IP and on pace for innings

    SON doesn’t like Strahm @ BAL today ($-3.3). Do you guys feel good about the stream?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d pass there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. lwomack58 says:
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    Trade offer on the table:

    My Giolito for their Realmuto.

    Should I be asking more for Giolito?

    Thank you all for your advise

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want a little more

      • lwomack58 says:
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        The only other players I would want that he has are
        Yordan Alvarez, Acuna, Eugenio Suarez, K. Marte.

        I don’t think he would give up Acuna or Alvarez, but are the other two enough?

        Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I wouldn’t trade for a catcher tho

      I’d take Eugenio or Ketel or Yordan, others don’t seem reasonable

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Out of Eugenio or Ketel which do you like best ROS?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lean Eugenio, but close

          • lwomack58 says:
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            Sorry for all the followups

            What do you think of Eugenio and Giles for Giolito and Cron.

            I could use the saves and have Voit and Hoskins already?

            Thank you for your time

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fine

            • lwomack58 says:
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              Sorry no need to reply he traded Eugenio for Moustakas. Might asked for Moustakas instead.

              Thanks

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  36. Dude at Dudes says:
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    Hey Grey & Donkey…are we buying low on Snell? I did in my keeper league, I paid about .60-70 cents on the dollar and I feel pretty good about it, consider the guy was untouchable about 3 weeks ago. If he is injured I think it might be more related to his toe injury than his arm just my opinion.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like it if you can get him at that much of a discount, seems like a decent gamble.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell’s been unlucky as I say in the post you’re commenting on and I say he’s a Buy Low

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        What post?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You sound like you need some Phil Collins

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Take a look at me now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Su-su-sussudio!

              • Donkey Teeth

                Donkey Teeth says:
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                You CAN hurry love, Grey! You easy lover!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  She get a hold on you believe it!

                  • Donkey Teeth

                    Donkey Teeth says:
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                    How much longer can we keep this up? I’d say at least One More Night

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Donkey! Donkey, don’t you lose my number!

                    • Donkey Teeth

                      Donkey Teeth says:
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                      Not a chance. I’ll be calling later for you to take, take me home.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Collins is GOATiest GOAT, true or false?

                    • Donkey Teeth

                      Donkey Teeth says:
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                      True. There’s no misunderstanding there, no mistake.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Why was B_Don not clear on this? Is it short fro Bad On Collins?

                    • Donkey Teeth

                      Donkey Teeth says:
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                      On no! Bad On Collins has secretly infiltrated our ranks!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t stan Phil Collins; think we need Bad On Collins to listen to But Seriously for a month straight

                    • Donkey Teeth

                      Donkey Teeth says:
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                      Good call, Phil would find a way to his heart

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Just give him one more night (times 30)!

                • Donkey Teeth

                  Donkey Teeth says:
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                  That sounds like just another day in paradise (times 30)!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Billy! (x30)

  37. Sam says:
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    I’m
    Rostering cookie, tallion, and glasnow! What do I do with them?!?

    • Thundergunn says:
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      I just dropped glasnow in a 14 team H2H for what it’s worth, Grey has said he thinks he’s done for the year.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on league depth but you can really drop all of them if its a shallow redraft league and you don’t have IL spots. I lose Glasnow first, then Taillon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All droppable, but Agree with DT

  38. Numbers Guy says:
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    Josh Bell is looking a lot like the 2018 version of himself for the past month. The xStats still show him with elite barrel %, exit velo and hard hit %.

    Patience or should he be a sell? Would you take Cron, Ketel or Gallo over him or all three?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Now probably isn’t the time to sell.

      I’d take Gallo over him for sure and wouldn’t take Cron. Ketel is close but lean Bell unless you want to add a little speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, but prolly lean Ketel

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Still Gallo 1st tho

  39. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey! Hey DT!

    Would you rather have Lorenzen or Workman?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Rice!

      I prefer Workman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  40. jose says:
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    Loved the Rodgers’ line!

    Alzolay walked 3 in the 5th inning. Looked our of gas. May also head down to AAA with Kimbrel reportedly looking ready to join the Cubs after back to back strong outings at AAA. Alzolay has the pitches though…

    • jose says:
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      Also,

      Moved on from Soler after a week of not much production in favor of Kingery. Should expect a solid rest of the week from Soler and total lack of production from Kingery…for those looking to benefit from my misfortune…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Haha, thanks for sacrificing oneself for Soler — good to know on Alzolay

  41. William Hung says:
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    Hope we don’t need to form a prayer circle/octagon/rhombicosidodecahedron? B2B games sitting in the midst of a modest 9 game hitting streak

    • William Hung says:
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      dammit, messed up posting on my phone again – this is in reference to Benintendi

      • William Hung says:
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        Also, just realized the Red Sox have tomorrow and Friday off – that’s odd right?

        • knucks says:
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          London

          • William Hung says:
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            oh right!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully

  42. FantasyLand says:
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    Who’s next for saves in SFO after Smith is dealt? Watson?

    • William Hung says:
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      I’d suspect Moronta

    • knucks says:
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      Was just looking at this on my wire… my thought was that if it happened today, I would go with Watson, Dyson, Moronta, Melancon… in that order. Its prob one where I drop my catcher and try to add at least two of them and see if it sorts out in a day or two.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think Watson then Moronta but just guessing, Dyson could be in the mix too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess Melancon, could be any of them

  43. happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6..Grey, which MI do you recommend for ROS? Murphy or Lourdes Gurriel?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  44. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    Without picking up any streamers, I have 5 (!) starters going today. Corbin (@MIA), Marquez (@SF), Boyd (v. TEX), Odorizzi (v. TB), Valdez (v. PIT). Feel like there should be a word for these situations.

    In a 12 team w/ OBP, you prefer Khrush Davis over Franimal? In a different 12 team league, Robles over Franimal? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Davis and Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, pizza man!

      Not only 5 SPs, but 5 great matchups, did I just jinx it?

      Agree with DT

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        I looked at those matchups then checked SoN and thought “What could go wrong?” Will report back tomorrow when it inevitably goes wrong.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I hear ya, pizza

  45. hondo says:
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    Did you see the Cubs baserunning meltdown?I thought Maddon was suppose to be the best manager in the world.

    https://streamable.com/1b8xh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap, that helps Fried a bit, huh?

      • hondo says:
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        6IP
        5BB

        That’s ugly enough without the Cubs charity.Glad I don’t own this guy,Bauer is killing me bad enough with the walks.

        Starting Gallen vs the Nats,right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • hondo says:
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            He was getting squeezed pretty bad last game,especially low in the zone.He stayed cool,no change in demeanor that I saw.Did give up some barely foul longballs(band name).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, interesting, thanks!

              • hondo says:
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                You sure don’t need to thank me,this site always makes my day no matter what.Of course,during the off season I just back go to the same old boring escort and coke binges.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA, nice

  46. Mike says:
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    Are we dropping Glasnow yet?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Probably. For who?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  47. Mike says:
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    Are we dropping Glasnow yet?

  48. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    Oh, the frustrations of not being able to even give away players. I bugged you about this yesterday but figured I’d check after last nights starts.

    I need to bring Hunter Dozier off my IR (so I need to drop someone) and for some reason, I’ve been convince to pick up Brendan McKay off waivers (if I don’t someone else will scoop him up – ie can’t wait for his call up). I’ve been leaning La Stella and K. Gibson but finding it hard to drop those guys.

    I tried shopping them but no one wants to trade for them (even when trying to give them away for essentially nothing). This way My top two competitors don’t get them. The worst thing about this, in in a 35 moves limit league, these same guys who didn’t accept the trades (which doesn’t count against your moves) will use their limited moves to now pick these guys up off waivers , aghhhh.

    A) In your opinion, first off this team below is La Stella or someone else ?

    B) Next, do I drop K. Gibson (or someone else) to grab Brendan Mckay ?
    I’ll include waiver below so you get a sense of whats currently available (or if you think anyone on the wire should be snatched up).

    WIRE:

    HIT: E. Sogard, J. Bradley Jr., D. Santanan, G. Cooper, J. Winker, K. Schwarber, B. Dozier, M. Sano, R. Grichuk, J. Kipnis

    PIT: M. Gonzales, J. Chavez, A. Plutko, T. Roark, T. Thornton, T. Milone, H. Bailey, D. Pomeranz, D. Duffy, T. Mahle, D. Cease (NA), C. Mize (NA), B. Mckay (NA)

    RP: S. Greene, I. Kennedy, L. Jackson, H. Robles, T. Rogers, S. Kelley, P. Strop, S. Romo, R. Elias

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – C. Santana
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – T. Turner
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Yelich
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – C. Blackmon
    BN – T. La Stella
    BN – Eugenio Suarez
    BN – L. Urias (NA)
    DL- H. Dozier

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – K. Giles
    P – A. Heaney
    BN – Z. Gallen
    BN – A. Alzolay
    BN – K. Gibson
    DL – C. Kluber (10-DL)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella

      B. Sure, Gibson

  49. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft …..8pts save…-3 BS…

    Who you rather have for save opportunities and saves
    K Giles or W Davis ….ROS

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Giles for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d go Davis, but same diff

  50. Worm Burner says:
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    Should I consider trading Giancarlo for someone like Hoskins or Meadows straight up for ROS?

    If he ever gets healthy, i fully expect him to get beaned in the hand to end his season………

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hoskins isn’t a bad return if you’re risk averse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  51. DLev45 says:
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    5×5 H2H. Need to sit one.

    Up in Runs (+8) HRs (+1) Avg. (+0.35)

    Down in RBs (-4)

    Tied in SBs

    Voit v. TOR (Thornton)
    Mallex @ MIL (Houser)
    D. Santana @ MIL (Houser)
    Hoskins v. NYM (Vargas)
    Conforto @PHI (Pivetta)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Crap shoot, Voit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  52. jimmy suitcase says:
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    Rank the following catchers ROS – 14 teamer standard roto
    -Alfaro
    -Carson Kelly
    -Astudillo

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      That order for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  53. DLev45 says:
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    5×5 H2H.

    Start or sit Pivetta v. NYM?

    Tied in Ws. Lead in Saves (+1), Ks (+2), ERA (-0.44), WHIP (-0.12)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He probably won’t help your ratios but I’d run him out there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  54. RICE says:
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    Hey Guys!

    10-team / H2H

    I need to clear a DL spot for Tim Anderson (high ankle sprain… DL stint coming)…

    Which of the three would you drop to open up a spot?

    Rich Hill
    Domingo German
    Hunter Strickland

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Al of them? Strickland

  55. Mike says:
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    I’m looking to deal for a starter. Would you do either of the following?

    Justin Upton for Corbin
    Eddie Rosario for G. Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Corbin

  56. Mex says:
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    Lifetime keeper, 14 team , standard Roto.

    Dump trade…Pick a side..is it close?

    Story, C Hernandez, M Strahm, J Quintana
    For
    Albies, Hamels, Boyd, Profar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, Story

      • Mex says:
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        The question should really have been…

        Albies or Story? It’s not close is it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Story

          • Mex says:
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            Gracias

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  57. zach jany says:
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    In the league I’m in we can trade draft picks for the following year. I can get Snell but the guy that has him wants a top 5 draft pick. Does your gut say he will bounce back or is that not worth it? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell is a buy low

    • zach jany says:
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      12 team H2H 5x no keepers

  58. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Stanton you gave me 7 rbis in 2 days!!! …then you injure knee trying to run the bases like flerken Ricky Henderson!??? Listen, Boo, what the flerken are you trying to DOOOOO??? you are supposed to stand in that mother flerken batter’s box, swing your mother flerken bat, and hit mother flerken bombs, and mother flerken smile at the camera; thats it pretty boy. but nooo, you had to try and get cute, thinking you can play small ball, advance the runners, savvy baserunning, like the mother flerken 2002 Angels… despite that fact that your entire lineup is going hit 25 homeruns this year off of juiced balls!!! @#$%&!!!

    -end rant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, he needs a bubble

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        UPDATE: Aaron Boone “Tests were good. Came in today and there was no swelling in there … He was sore and stiff, so just going through treatment right now. No [roster] move or anything.”

        Hopefully this means he just misses a couple games and is back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Whew, sounds like merely a 10-day IL stint

        • Stumanji! says:
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          He’ll sit today and then get 2 more days off before London games. Hopefully he doesn’t go on IL again.

          But seriously, wtf.

        • Stumanji! says:
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          Aaaaand he’s on IL.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

  59. Chucky says:
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    Greg Hampson an option with the IL to Rodgers and Story too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  60. Big Ticket says:
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    Yu (vs. ATL) or Pivetta (vs. NYM) tonight? Both? Neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  61. sportivetricks says:
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    Heyyyyyyyyylow.

    Just felt like coming by to tell you how much I lurve ya, but might as well ask if we are starting Framber hosting PIT (8.6). Someone asked above about two-starting him with second start @COL, but I’m thinking I’ll roll him out tonight only.

    Also, can we talk about how sneaky-good Ian Kennedy has been as a closer over the last month? Homeboy has 8 saves and 15Ks in 10 innings pitched with a 1.74 ERA and 0.77 WHIP over 30 days. Top it all off with the fact that he can be dropped in an SP slot (in Y!, at least), and IcKy makes for a pretty decent pickup from waivers. (I also just jinxed him into a complete meltdown this week.)

    LY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lurves!

      Framber is a great start tonight

      Wish I owned Kennedy, he’s been better than my Greg Holland

      • William Hung says:
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        I saw that k-rate and didn’t believe he could keep it up so I dropped him back in May… egg on my face on that one

        • Cram It says:
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          You dropped a closer because of his K rate? Guess saves got a face in your league.

          • William Hung says:
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            This was back in May where the Royals were still going with the committee approach and winning like 2 games a week, and Kennedy was giving up runs every other appearance it seemed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh well

          • sportivetricks says:
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            Ouch. A closer with SP eligibility is so sexy. Sooooooo sexxxxxy.

  62. ichirosan says:
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    Hi Grey,

    How dead do you think Goldschmidt is? Safe to trade him for 3 prospects in a dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the prospects, I think his best days are behind him tho

  63. CP says:
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    Looks like Mejia has taken over in SD, would you drop Alfaro for Mejia or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  64. Shujun says:
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    Any thoughts on Austin Adams? His xStats are beautiful, as well as his FIP/xFIP/SIERA, but he’s giving up a lot of hard contact (with a high IFFB% and good GB% though). It’s only a 20 IP sample size of course…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, been terrific, looks filthy, more of an MR tho, unless he gets saves after trade deadline

      • Shujun says:
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        Thanks man, SV+H leagues FTW!

  65. Help says:
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    Would you trade Astudillo for Piscotty straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  66. rhodyballer says:
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    Castellanos over Buxton or Laureano ROS? 12-team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  67. DLev45 says:
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    Best DL pitching stash to help this year?

    Glasnow, Taillon, Lamet, Wood, Weaver, Eovaldi, Robertson, Rodon, Knebel, Pablo Lopez, Lyles, Manaea, Gio Gonzalez

    Currently holding Glasnow and Taillon in the DL slots.

    Also, would you grab Luzardo over Kyle Tucker as an NA slot hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Lamet

      Sure, can try Luzardo, likely up sooner

  68. crimedog says:
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    Kind of along the same lines as the statcast AI steal % never being featured in games but taking up every other commercial slot on mlb.tv. I also think on the mlb app, in the video highlights, they need to have the statcast data on every play, they’re so inconsistent with it. I also think it’d be cool if they showed each homerun twice, once with the original home run and another with the yellow ball tracer. I’ve seen the tracer used a couple times and think it’s pretty cool, again they’re inconsistent though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, shizz is a mess, why can’t they figure this out?

      • crimedog says:
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        Not sure, seems like they need to hire people like us.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why don’t they?

          • crimedog says:
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            Not sure, their whole digital and software engineering group is 30 minutes from me I’ll go ask. Brb.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thank you!

  69. HappyJax says:
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    Was just offered Soroka for my Yordan. I have plenty of OF’s and pitching is thin. 12-team H2H cats. Pull the trigger or hold? I did stash Yordy for a while and I am an Astros fan. Ha. Damn. Thx.

    • knucks says:
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      I think you can go find something even better

      • HappyJax says:
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        Thanks. Agreed. I might counter for Cole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • Robert says:
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      I just traded Giolito for Yordan.

  70. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Hiura 3-4 with HR and 2B yday, multi-hits in last 3 of 4 games, that makes 8 HRs and 20 rbis since being sent down…

    Shaw has 6 hits total including 2 HR. Brewers are 3-7 in their last 10 losing the top spot.

    yeahhhh, that was totally the right decision. You figure this has gotta end soon, Hiura is likely clear of super2 status now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Has to be up, it makes no sense

    • crimedog says:
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      It would take a lot from other teams for hiura to hit super2 status if he was called up today. It’s almost guaranteed he wouldn’t hit it if called up today. Call him up already!

  71. hondo says:
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    Ohtani is going to start throwing off a mound today.Do you think he’ll start sitting more?Dude hasn’t started in a week,due to no DH @STL,but they also sat him the game before the Inter league series.Of course the Angels have an 8:07 start time when there are day games,so no clues there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, maybe in August, if he goes to minor league assignments or simulated games

      • hondo says:
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        Thanks,I love his lineup spot and I snagged him for free with 2 UTIL spots available in my league,so I can still have one spot free for streaming hitters,The last 2 games at Wrigley were 15 MPH winds out.I snagged Heyward as a batty call Monday and got a free dinger,dropped for Chad Greene yesterday hoping for K’s and only got 1.Oh well.
        Peace out Amigo-going to go watch my Sale/Bauer cornucopia of K’s.Hoping it’s not the Bauer House of Horrors.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      this is likely just a bullpen session. I doubt they push his pitching stuff much until the offseason, i’m thinking they treat his pitching side with kid gloves. (at least that would be the smart thing to do.)

      • hondo says:
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        Thanks for the input.Just fretting without my guitar.

  72. Justin Ralph says:
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    How are you feeling about Sonny Gray? I like his numbers (besides the lack of wins) for the most part but I’m debating dropping him for Workman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks solid, turned around his career from last year… I don’t own him, but could see it… I prefer Workman

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks Grey. I’m making that move.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, JR

  73. Sad Keanu says:
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    Would you stash Wander Franco this year? Will he be the #1 prospect for next year? Does he start in 2020? Just curious what your thoughts are.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like a June 2020 call up

  74. sal says:
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    Aside from the mini slump by Bell I kind of have a gut feeling that he won’t be a top 100 player from this point forward.. would you trade him for someone like hoskins or voit? or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hoskins

  75. Question says:
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    Gant, CMart, or Webb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cmart

  76. Travis Hafner says:
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    I saw your not starting Pivetta tonight? NYM not a bad matchup, robot is decent (+8), thought you were back in on him? I own him in some 10 and 12 teamers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own him, but if I did, you have to start him

  77. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Greetings from Banff, Alberta. Road-tripped it for 12 hours to get here and binged on Yacht Rock almost exclusively. So much to share with you. My wife and I made a grading system to measure how “yachty” a song is compared to their contemporaries and have been making a master list. It’s wonderful already and still have the drive home!

    Anythehoo…need a 2B/SS or 1B/3B with Rodgers hitting the IL in my 12-team keeper league (maybe that’s a good thing). Who are your top three options out of Kevin Newman, Chris Taylor, J.P. Crawford, Christian Walker, or Brian Anderson?

    Although it sounds as if a 3rd grader on a recorder made the beat, still a pretty catchy song. Au revoir… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mW80GC1KXw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Banff has a top ten best city name, Yacht Rock is the only way to take in that gloriousness too…. I can’t wait to hear the grading system!

      Newman, Anderson, Taylor

      Listening now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loving this Rich the Kid!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Banff National Park is pretty incredible!

        I have a sneaking suspicion that Hiura is going to get called up soon. My starting pitching staff is pretty stacked with Sale, Cole, Bauer, Marquez, Wheeler, Lester, Chirinos, Allen, and Richards. Who could I lose to stash Hiura for the next couple of weeks.

        This is a good jam as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBiQVjt7Rjc.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bacc at it again! This is my jam!

  78. Moonraker says:
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    Thinking about offering Soto for Giancarlo. Bad idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bad

  79. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Do you like Framber’s start today vs. Pit (some minor league scrub starting) more than Canning vs. Oak (Fiers)? Streamonator has Canning around $18 for his start. Framber’s at about 8 for his.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I could start Framber everywhere

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        You do love you some Framber. He looks like a young Liriano. Coincidentally, Young Liriano is my MC name.

  80. HappyJax says:
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    First up – Hiura or Urias? Soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias, I think so

  81. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Also, Mozeliak said Cmart, or Cartinez if you prefer, is the closer now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, definitely Webb

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        hehe. Probably Ken Dayley, but, you know, it’s fluid.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s all fluid. — Quote from water

  82. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you like to close in SF when The Fresh Prince gets moved? Watson? Dyson? other?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t be shocked to see Melancon… But Watson is likely favorite

      • Fogimon says:
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        Melancon is possibly the worst contract ever written. He has seriously given zero, zero, 0 value to the Giants.
        At least their other horrible contracts had SOME level of contribution, no matter how bad Aaron Rowand, Barry Zito, Ray Durham, Marquis Grissom, and AJ Pierz contracts were.

        Melancon’s is the worst.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh no doubt

      • herschel says:
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        forgot he was even still on the team….

  83. Thom says:
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    Please rank ROS:

    Luzardo, Heaney, Caleb Smith

    Tim Anderson, Luis Urias, Jeff McNeal

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith, Luzardo

      Anderson, McNeil

      • Fogimon says:
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        So you are assuming Timmay’s ankle is fine?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, he’s headed to the IL, but sounds like he’ll be back right after ASB

          • Fogimon says:
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            ah yes, the fake July 4th weekend IL. Almost as good as the all star break IL, using “10 days” to miss only 3 or 4 games.

            Oh baseball, you silly little liar you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  84. zombie says:
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    Sonavabenched Fried yesterday as well. Ugh! Whoknew! Hate Madden’s Cubs. Would you recommend dealing Robles as a buy low on Snell? Or are you more 2nd half optimistic on him than Snell? Robles has been slightly above meh (meh+ ?). But Snell looks lost. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Snell, I’d send both Robleses (Roblii)

  85. Fogimon says:
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    Joe Maddon is gonna mess up this thing we have going with Alzolay, isn’t he?

    Can’t have anything nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course he is

  86. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Oh James Paxton. this is exceedingly bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s quite the ace

      • William Hung says:
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        him and Flaherty are BFFs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  87. Robert says:
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    Picked up Rodgers for fill in for Story. Now I need another replacement. Does Paddack for Lourdes sound fair?
    The other team’s best pitchers are Paxton and Flaherty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  88. Fogimon says:
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    Which team would you rather have;

    Grandal, CSantana, Merrifield, Arenado, Andrus, Muncy, Rendon, Soler, SMarte, JD, Domigod, Yelich
    or
    Ramos, Hoskins, Altuve, Donaldson, Machado, Story, E5, Mallex, Springer, Conforto, Dee, Dozier

    (asking for a friend)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

      • Fogimon says:
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        Is it close? The Yelich team is ahead 50 to 18 in a 5×5 Roto

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          50 to 18? Huh?

          • Fogimon says:
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            50 pts to 18 pts in a 10 team 5×5 roto.

            The Yelich team is 1st in offense, the Story team is 9th. The gap doesn’t seem so huge when reading the names, to me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

            • Cram It says:
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              I was going A too. Altuve and Springer have been hurt, now Story. Machado just came around 10 days ago and that team doesn’t have anyone putting up Yelich numbers.

  89. toolshed says:
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    Carson Kelly or Mejia? Obp league

    • Fogimon says:
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      Riding Carson Kelly all the way to top 10 catcher status

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia

  90. Travis Hafner says:
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    Odorizzi vs. TB today? Start or sit in 10 teamer? Robot doesn’t like it at all.

    • Fogimon says:
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      Start him til you can’t no more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Follow the robot

  91. OaktownSteve says:
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    Andrew Benintendi: it’s my legs doc. Somethin’s wrong…

    Trainer examines legs, sighs heavily and looks grimly to the sky.

    Trainer: Andrew, there’s no good way to say this so I’m just going to come right out and say it; I’m afraid you’ve got…

    Dramatic pause

    AB: go ahead, doc. I can take it.

    Trainer: Andrew, I’m afraid you’ve got…leg fatigue.

    Benintendi gasps, bites fist dramatically.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Dr. Met, watching from from the gallery, surprised he didn’t amputate.

  92. raylansdad says:
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    Offer my deGrom for his Alonso? Keeper league. I need HR and RBI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  93. Dano says:
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    Kershaw or Eflin and ERod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  94. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    When Story and Mondesi come back I have some tough drop decisions to make.

    I’m in a 10-team shallow standard roto league.

    C Sanchez
    1B Bell
    2B Baez
    3B Rendon
    SS Gurriel Jr.
    OF Yelich
    OF Acuna
    OF Rosario
    UTIL Hoskins
    UTIL Yordan
    Bench Cron

    Between Gurriel, Yordan and Cron I think Cron is one drop. The other is hard to decide…I like Gurriel and he provides good bench coverage for me at 2B/SS/OF and really like Yordan’s power.

    Looking at my roster who are the two drops you would make?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ask me when they’re back

  95. Nitro says:
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    Ian Desmond is lifetime 10-30 with 2 homers against Samardzija, hit a homer yesterday, and today, is on the bench.
    Really, what the hell is wrong with Bud Black?!?!!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, he’s the worst!

  96. William Hung says:
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    Speaking of Flaherty – I wonder how many 0-2 or 1-2 strike counts he gets to before giving up a hit – it felt like he got to 0-2 or 1-2 to just about every batter and then got scared of the strike zone and then got a 2-2 or 3-2 count and then a bunch of foul balls and the rest was history.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah? Haven’t noticed, will have to look for it

    • holyscheisse says:
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      THIS. I’ve watched a lot of his starts and this nearly EVERY game.

    • Lil Petey says:
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      Agreed, this seems to be the origin of the Flatus-ley stench.

  97. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Puig or Buxton?
    Kingery or Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux, assuming he’s fine

  98. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. current pitching staff is marquez, clevinger, flaherty, caleb, lucchesi, pivetta, matz, gallen, heaney and framber (with glasnow on IL). done a total nose dive last few weeks and fell from 2nd to 10th in era. middle of the pack in ks. think this staff plus streamers is enough for the second half or should i be trying to add a top 20 arm?

    much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamers

  99. DonnieB says:
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    I have an offer: Liam Hedriks and David Dahl for Michael Conforto. I don’t need hendriks. Do I take Conforto. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, you asked this already

  100. William Hung says:
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    Lourdes – I’m not worthy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right?

      • William Hung says:
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        Adalberto who????? Nah just kidding… now if only Lourdes can steal 20+ bags… though according to Fangraphs his speed ranks 50, which I think is good?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s around an 8-steal guy

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          50 = mlb average, so for a guy to have a stat 55 and up is above average, and 60+ is considered plus.

  101. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Wow, I totally missed the memo about Gonsolin’s mustache. What a thing of beauty! I’m all-in now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paste his face onto everyone’s we’re not worthy!

      • William Hung says:
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        is it better than Mengden’s?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Don’t be ridiculous

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mengden’s is pure money mustache

  102. Joey says:
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    Got an offer of my Jose Ramirez and Chris Paddack for his Gerrit Cole in a redraft 5×5 OBP and QS league. Take it right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole side

  103. toolshed says:
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    Going back to my previous post about hand. Francona kept bauer in for 127 pitches today. Nice.

    • toolshed says:
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      Let him face the bottom of the order one more time. Doesn’t make a lot of sense. Luckily they got out of an inning without damage after two guys reached base.

    • toolshed says:
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      I can almost guarantee bauer not going to have a good next start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, bonkers

  104. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H Keeper LEAGUE

    I’m starting Framar tonight vs. Pit

    Start Gallen vs Wash at home?

    Thankyou!

    • herschel says:
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      yup….nothing more exciting than a roofie parlay!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  105. Hello Rockview says:
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    Would you trade Giolito for YAtes ? With Hicks out, I need a closer. 12 team head to head with holds and saves

    SP Bauer
    Greinke
    Giolito
    Bieber
    Woodruff
    Berrios
    Peacock
    Pivetta
    Rp Doolittle
    Ottavino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, trade for a lesser closer with a lesser SP

  106. Tbone says:
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    Mondesi, Gallo, Flaherty, Encarnacion, and Pache for Sale, Kershaw, Chapman, and JD Martinez

    12 team dynasty H2H

    I’m the Mondesi side making the offer. Am I way off? Asking to much? Should I make the offer at all?

    • Cram It says:
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      Mondesi side for me I think.

    • Tbone says:
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      I should probably mention that I have Lindor and machado with SS eligible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi side

  107. Joe Schmo says:
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    Do you prefer JD Martinez or Goldy ROS and also next couple of years in a keeper league? Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      JDM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  108. Worm Burner says:
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    My Giolito for Hader?

    Needs based an fair or do you prefer one side over the other?

    • Cram It says:
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      Lean towards Hader, but it’s fair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Needs

  109. Cram It says:
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    Bauer 127 pitches in….6 2/3. LOLZ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, someone mentioned above

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      I’m convinced he throws extra “test” pitches IN GAME just to see what they do vs a live batter. He’s like a pitching mad scientist with all tinkering he does. stop tinkering, you tinkerer!

  110. sal says:
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    garver or phegley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mitch

  111. Bum Gardener says:
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    This may be a stupid question at this point, but I’m going to ask anyways. Austin Riley or Lourdes Gurriel? Gurriel is obviously RED hot but do we feel ROS that he is the better option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be Gurriel, but I’d still go Riley

  112. CW says:
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    Is Mondesi and Parker for Snell and Schoop reasonable? Mondesi’s given me a big lead in steals so Schoop might actually fit in just as well for me at MI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s fine if you don’t need SBs

  113. Bum Gardener says:
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    Thank you sir! I’ve held strong with Riley so far but it is very hard when someone is as much of a schmotatoe as Lourdes. I agree with you though, just needed to be talked off the ledge…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  114. Cram It says:
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    Dahhhhhhhlalalalalalalala!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      LOL. our boy has grown into a man!!! that makes 3 HR in 4 games, ON THE ROAD!

      btw Cram, your Ketel wish will be answered this weekend.

      • William Hung says:
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        Yyyyeeeaaaaahhhh Dahl!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  115. KrazyIvan says:
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    Is Joc Pederson playing through an injury? I get that some guys go through some cold stretches by he has been the worse producing hitter in baseball for a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe

  116. HappyJax says:
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    Geez, Gonsolin was just described as being a “flamethrower,” so I decided to roll the dice. He’s topping out at 94. Not even a firestarter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  117. Capt says:
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    Lose two

    Holland
    Davis
    Rogers
    CMart
    Kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland, Kennedy

  118. Trickrey says:
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    I never like to trade hitting for pitching but i was offered Gerrit Cole for Kris Bryant in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP & QS league. I’d be banking on Jose Ramirez being able to be my everyday 3b so not sure bout that. Make the trade or hold?

    C – Perez
    1b – Freeman
    2b – Moncada
    3b – Kris Bryant
    SS – Mondesi (Currently C. Taylor)
    OF – Betts, Soto, Dahl
    Util – Pete Alonso
    Bench: Jose Ramirez, Eloy Jimenez

    SP – Buehler, Giolito, Flaherty, Clevinger, Paddack, Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine if you need pitching

  119. Ron says:
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    Two trades:

    My Jose Ramirez and Giolito for his Gerrit Cole.

    My Jose Ramirez for his David Price

    5×5 OBP and QS roto redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  120. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Dahl working hard to be a top 5 bat for the month of june, lol! silence those haters!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, love it! Give me more!

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        the joy from him is covering the hurt from Stanton being a glass cannon, that shoots himself in the knee.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So incredible what a shizzshow Giancarlo is

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            and yet, I can’t quit him!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Same!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            turned into the new tulo at this point. hope we’re also not at the stage where he’s only got like 2-3 years of useful hitting left too like tulo at the similar stage he was at this point.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  121. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Giancarwreck! (Hitting IL again)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, ugh

  122. TJ says:
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    I have Verdugo as a bench bat. Would you drop him for Brendan McKay or Lamet? Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McKay

  123. Steve says:
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    Stanton on IL again, try and move him for Pete Alonso? Any other targets?

    14T keeper obp

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you can

  124. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Trade Olson for price or Hendricks in an OBP league, owner might be more open to Hendricks but have no idea when Hendricks returns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Price

  125. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. do you see wheeler as a buy low? would beintendi or riley be too much for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do, I’d send Riley for him

  126. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    You knowwww… our former mancrush Todd Frazier is quietly having a bit of Zombino resurgence since his slow start with an oblique injury. last 30 days: 18/7/21/.309/.425/.574

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True, but super bleh

  127. Ben says:
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    You’re taking Eduardo Escobar over Piscotty or Reddick by a mile, right? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not close

  128. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft

    Eugenio or Escobar ROS?

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio, but coin flip

      • saint says:
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        Thanks Grey,

        Follow up question. Was offered Ryu for my Bell a couple weeks back and you said sure but I did not pull the trigger. I have Voit at 1B and H. Dozier is on the wire.

        With Verlander, Wheeler, Woodruff, Heaney, Flaherty, Gallen, T. Richards, L. Allen, and Musgrove as my staff, do I need the upgrade and go back and try to make the deal?

        My offense is stacked with Yelich, Story IL, K.Marte, Bell, Brantley, Domingo, Yordan, Voit, McNeil, Eugenio, and Narvaez.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems like a fair deal for you if you need pitching and it looks like you do, more than 1B at least

          • saint says:
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            Thank you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  129. William Hung says:
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    SON has decreased frambers value to single digits- I thought he was a $16 start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d still start him

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      if you check SON very early morning/late at night it sometimes massively changes (not saying that is what is happening here though) in say 6 hours or slightly more, i get that lineups adjust, but i’ve seen 17’s go to like 4-6’s (this mostly back in april so it probably got better)

      • William Hung says:
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        Noooooo Framber :(

        Gonna have to keep streaming now

  130. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: questions for two different teams –

    1) Drop K.Davis, or S.Gennent (placing Stanton in IL), for L.Gurriel?

    2) Drop J.Upton or V.Guerrero for L.Gurriel?

    3) Drop E.Diaz for D.Hudson or I.Kennedy?

    Big THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Scooter 2. No 3. No

  131. William Hung says:
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    Prayer circle for Bellinger and his minor knee tendinitis – hopefully he can play in all the Coors games!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh don’t even

  132. Johnnie says:
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    Need to replace Giancarlo in Head to Head league.
    Players available:
    – Franmil
    – McNeil
    -LardAss
    – Nomar
    – Verdugo
    – Cavan

    • Johnnie says:
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      Olsen available also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

  133. toolshed says:
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    Matt Barnes another disaster. This guy cant pitch on back to back days or in the 9th inning. How can he be so bad with that gorgeous strikeout rate? I can’t seem to quit him in a s+h league with that k rate. Should I dump him for someone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dude’s dirt

  134. What's a Drexl says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. dannys antana now lefty side guy however he does produce and play all the positions. need to activate box wine (1B/OF) and i’ll finally be all the way healthy (first time this year since i drafted otani and upton, and had vlad in the lone NA slot to start year, still a top 2 team looking damn good now that i’m healthy)
    C r.perez
    1B tellez
    2B altuve
    SS villar (2B)
    3B vlad
    MI odor
    CI bauers (looked like he was about to get a DL stint, 1B/OF)
    OF (4) a.gordon, mercado, grichuk, upton
    util (1) otani
    BN dannys antana (1-2B/OF)
    DL: box wine
    so i’m guessing my drop is gordon? or dannys antana, outside chance of bauers or tellez i guess (but of these have been better than gordon for a while now)

    2. 14 teamer h2h with total bases, OBP over AVG, hits and OPS added. lost stanton yet again, need almost certainly a RF for this spot. also holds and QS here.
    C molina
    1B goldy
    2B chavis (1-3B)
    SS treat urner
    3B riley (LF)
    MI semien
    CI jelly donut
    LF brantley
    CF kingery (3B/SS)
    RF puig
    OF kiermaier
    util otani
    BN (this many from pitcher maximums of 12 starts per week, but 7 moves per week): schoop a doop (2B).
    DL: stanton, andujar (effectively i got lucky to get riley to replace), cespedes, pence (LF)

    keep 5 hitters per year, max 2 OF, and max 1 of any other position totaling 5 (if a guy has multiple positions though you can use whichever one you want). also 4 pitchers kept per year, this year i used otani as a pitcher keeper, thus i used my first 2 draft picks on SP in price and bieber
    SP: bieber, framber, price, wheeler, gibson, ryu, l.allen, carmart (in SP slot, i had drafted him then dropped, then somebody else grabbed and dropped)
    RP (max 5 slots) wittgren, giles, lorenzen, rogers, britton
    DL: hill

    best options: grichuk, teoscar, yastremzski, b.anderson, probably easy grichuk here.

    3. same as #2, who’s my RP drop when kimbrel is up tomorrow. i’ll have these for full closers for sure: giles, kimbrel, these split at least closers: carmart, lorenzen, rogers, these holds only for sures: wittgren, britton. want to keep some holds of course (i used to have parker, but he was the easily worst pitcher out of all of these).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Dannys 2. Anderson 3. Lorenzen

  135. Mr Baseball says:
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    Just offered in keeper league

    Z. Plesac  FOR J. Musgrove 

    which side sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac, pretty even

      • Mr Baseball says:
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        Zach Plesac does he keep his rotation spot with Mike Clevinger coming back

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought this was for keepers? Musgrove if you want this year

  136. TJ says:
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    Drop Alzolay or Roark for lamet?
    Thanks!

    • TJ says:
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      Both for Lamet and McKay?
      Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  137. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Framber is annoying to me.

    • William Hung says:
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      I can’t stream worth shit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Are we holding him? Who does he get next?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know

  138. FrankGrimes says:
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    Dang it WeI-Yin!

    • KrazyIvan says:
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      What does Mattingly have to lose by giving Gallen a chance to get out of a jam? He’s not fooling anyone by thinking they’re trying to win when your “fireman” is Wei-Yin.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Ugh

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Effin Chen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  139. William Hung says:
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    How does one undo the damage from Framber and Flaherty? SON should just make every one of their starts negative values going forward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  140. Earl says:
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    Would you trade Conforto or Domingo Santana to get Ryu?? Or is Ryu still considered to be too risky??

    My team is currently in 1st place and is leading in almost every offensive category but needs some help with pitching especially ERA and Wins?

    • Earl says:
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      My current outfield is Trout, Conforto, Santana, Nelson Cruz and Yordan Alvarez if that matters???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, either… Conforto 1st

      • Earl says:
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        Or would you also maybe give Cruz up to get Ryu and if so, would Cruz be 3rd so perhaps Conforto, Domingo and then Cruz in that order??

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Give up Cruz 1st

          • Earl says:
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            Guy wanted to give me Ryu and austin Meadows for my Conforto and Buehler.

            Think I will decline that one!

            • Earl says:
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              not sure I trust Meadows that much and bueheler and Ryu just seems to be exchange of aces.

              Pitching just sucks this year across the board!! Got hit with Gallen, Valdez and now Odorizzi gives up couple more runs. Ugh!!

  141. i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    12 teamer h2h 5×5 (my only one out of about 22 leagues): this pitching staff, kimbrel up tomorrow, can probably drop strop and turn framber maybe into a streamer
    SP: nazi in exile, corbin, ryu, framber, peacock, paddack, lucchesi
    RP (max 6 slots, saves only): strop, kimbrel, kelley, hansel and gretel robles, alvarado (he’s this year’s romo except they have some kind of story as to where he disappeared to)

    1. turn strop’s spot into a streamer one or grab another closer in one of: pagan (while alvarado is out, and castillo is hurt), rogers, parker (but he’s just a rogers but worse for ratios and saves), streamer list is below
    2. turn framber into a streamer too (6 moves per week max), this possible list: vargas, plesac, porcello, turnbull, richards, black sab, sandy, annabelle, yarbrough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Rogers 2. Depends on upcoming matchups

      • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        2. right, but with that group i had been holding framber till the 2 bad starts. his next is @ COL as is.
        -turnbull: vs TEX (8.1 tomorrow), then a vs WSOX 10.4
        -plesac: @ BAL 5.8 in 3 days
        -vargas (always in the negatives, for a month or something now always outperformed them, i know this since in deeper leagues i’ve just been holding)
        -porcello: vs NYY 4.1 in 3 days and @ TOR 14.5
        -sandy (similar to vargas, always even higher negatives, has outperformed them for a while now, next 2 up are tomorrow vs WAS then @ WAS)
        – richards vs PHI 3.7 in 5 days
        – black sab @ mess 7.3 in like a week
        – annabelle @ DET .1 in 2 days, vs MIA -.6 (how in the F is vs MIA worse than @ DET)
        – yarbrough (this one seems off): vs TEX 30.5 in 3 days, vs NYY 3.1

  142. Walker Buehler’s Day Off says:
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    Ugh why did the Dodgers decide to move Buehler’s start back a day so he has to start at Coors now… Can you bench a guy who just K’d up the same team 16 times? But Coors….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It sucks, but you have to start him — hope for 5 IP, 3 ER, and a win

  143. The Other JC says:
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    Sunday night decisions: Gray at Giants or Framber v Pirates. Hmmm. Guess which one o chose!?

    Ok, here is my theory. This is not a criticism of any commenter or author. This year’s pitching is so F’d up that it is a Seinfeld Bizarro World episode. Everything is opposite. My hunch is that this is Grey’s worst year of streaming just like mine. So those glorious bats that we drafted early really are not far enough ahead of mid-rounders to make that strategy work this year. Everyone is hitting bombs. In our leagues, those early pitcher picks have actually paid off.

  144. JC says:
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    Snell owner wants two SPs in return. Please weigh in on which you would do and please rank your favorites. Thank you.

    Lucchesi and Paddack
    Paddack and Yonny

  145. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Odorizzi seems like he’s ready for the ASB, probably could use an extra day off. He was kinda gassed after 5, and losing his command. Baldelli sent him out in the 6th and after a groundout he gave up first pitch HR on a flat cutter to Pham and then walked Choi on 5 pitches (to be fair, the strike zone was really tight tonight). But other than that was a pretty good start with mostly empty bases.

  146. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Anyone trusting Chase Anderson v SEA tomorrow?

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      Or starting him even lol

      • i've got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        i just nabbed him for a 14 team h2h league since his SON numbers are better than the b.wilson/sandy/others left out there.

  147. Juubak says:
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    Should i drop minter for Swarzak?

  148. MIGDOG says:
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    Nola/Trout for Harper/Story/ Yordan? OBP league.

    Thanks boss of all bosses

  149. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Newman for Luzardo..

  150. krazyivan says:
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    Apparently the Dodgers only brought one pitcher to Colorado for the opening game in the series.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, brutal

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