Leonys Martin was designated for assignment.  His assignment is to go back in time and impress 2016 Grey less, so he doesn’t write a sleeper post about him.  On Saturday, Indians were saying Martin’s DFA’ing is more to do with Mercado getting a boost of confidence vs. Bobby Bradley getting promoted, and the Indians were lying.  Bobby Bradley was called up on Sunday. Fun fact!  After Bobby Brady lost a pie-eating contest, his father Mike told him to take the L like a man and disowned him, so he briefly went by Bobby Bradley. Bradley has 24 HRs in 67 games, hitting .292, but has some Ks, so the average could come down, but the power is not going anywhere since the majors are using a SuperBall. As Prospect Mike said yesterday in his Bobby Bradley fantasy, even with the balls stuck with Capri Sun straws, dripping juice, Bradley could still hit 20 homers the rest of the way and every fantasy team could use him.  I tried to grab him in every league, but was too slow.  Don’t worry, I just did two lines of coke to avoid that ever happening again, but now my nose is dripping with a secret formula of caramel flavoring.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Aaron Civale – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, as he was called up to fill-in for Clevinger for a few starts.  Civale looks like a 6.5 K/9, 2 BB/9, 4.25 ERA pitcher, which is whatever outside of AL-Only leagues.  On the other hand (were we using hands?), Civale doesn’t throw with much velocity, which is my new ‘ he throws with a lot of velocity,’ so I’m just gonna be a subtle cyclops.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .293.  Rizzo or Carlos Santana?  Okay, Rizzo, but it’s not LudicRizz.

Zach Plesac – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.33. At least he was no Trevor Bauer! You can run Plesac out there for his next start, but this was a Streamonator call I pointed out in Friday’s Buy.

Chris Paddack – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.18, as he was recalled after a quick jaunt to Lake Elsinore for a kayak excursion with some friends at Single-A. As John Denver’s last known quote went, “The rapids were as lively as our conversations–holy crap!” If someone dropped Paddack in your league, I would grab him again.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and scored on a sac fly to the 2nd baseman on the edge of the grass, which doesn’t mean anything for fantasy, but the Padres should be held up as the way to turn your franchise around in *counting fingers* ten years?  Either way, Padres are super sexy now.

Dakota Hudson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.36.  Streamonator doesn’t love his next start, but I’m not sure how you can afford to not start a guy with a 3.36 ERA, unless he’s in Coors, and he’s not.  Guess you could say I’m Dakota Stanning.

Jordan Hicks – Diagnosed with triceps tendinitis, and the Cardinals say he can be fine after a few days of rest.  Oh…*swims the Pacific Ocean wearing water wings*…kay. Tyler Webb got the save on Saturday, but that was a last-minute decision because Hicks was suddenly hurt.  It would seem that Carlos Martinez or John Gant would replace Hicks, in that order.  Or rather Gant would get most saves, if he didn’t give up FOUR EARNED RUNS in only A THIRD OF AN INNING at the very end of the week and ruin my entire week.

Tyler Skaggs – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.30, but now two straight solid starts, and gets a cushy next matchup at home that he will rock or get rocked, because we can’t have anything nice, did John Gant really just do that?  He did, didn’t he?

Vince Velasquez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 0 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.40.  It says here that VV is back in the rotation.  “Here” is somewhere I don’t fully trust, so we’ll see.  Prolly more of a streamer than anything else, and Saturday’s start was a solid one.

Enyel De Los Santos – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.36.  Phils would’ve been better with a spot start from Enya.

Wilkin Castillo – On Saturday, Wilkin got his first hit since 2009.  In his last game 3,654 days ago, Wilkin also had a hit, so he now has the longest hitting streak.  Eat a D, Joe D!  His two hits were nearly separated by ten years, with his last hit coming on June 20th.  That really is bonkers.  Michael Jackson died five days after his last hit, triggering grief worldwide.  Ten years later, he’s a trigger warning.

Garrett Cooper – 3-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .324.  Doode is so frustrating to own.  You almost have to own him in a weekly league, because, at some point during the middle of the week, you will hear he’s going on the IL and, in a daily league, you will bench him or drop him and then he’ll return two days later and homer.

J.T. Riddle – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and third in four games.  Schmotato, sure, but the Phillies pitchers are all a bunch of Jamie Moyers with their homers allowed.

Brian Anderson – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer.  I went to our Player Rater, expecting to say, “Anderson is better than (fill-in name) and you’re so surprised by that!”  But Anderson has not been better than many.

Jordan Yamamoto – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 0.95.  Yamamoto on the Interstate, doing trucker speed and having unprotected sex with homeless fantasy team owners who drafted Corey Kluber in the 2nd round.  His walks yesterday are a little deceiving, since he gave up three quick in the 1st that led to his two runs, then settled in.  Hard to not recommend Him-amoto.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.27.  Okay, now he goes to Coors next to face a team that just saw him.  You putting your marbles where your mouth are and starting him?

Mike Foltynewicz – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.37 as he was optioned down to the minors.  Faultysandalsresortwitz should be sent to the IL, because he obviously hasn’t been right all year.   I ain’t tryin’ to be mean, but if you owned Faultysandwichwitz up until the point the Braves sent him down, you don’t deserve to win your league. I have literally told you for six weeks he’s droppable.

Craig Kimbrel – Could be called up by Thursday or Friday.  Now’s the time to sell Strop to an owner who’s been in a coma for three weeks.  Just sneak into their hospital room and use their hand to okay the trade.

Jose Quintana – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.50.  I’m not saying Quintana is hurt.  I’m saying I’d like to hurt him.  Holy eff bombs, Batman!  You must be Jo-Qu’ing, you giant schmohawk!  Get the effin eff off my team!  I hate you!  I hate you!  *cries into the shoulder of my Giancarlo beanbag* Not you, Giancarlo…Not…you.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.92 vs. Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  I feel like there’s something to gleam for fantasy from Hamels and deGrom going head to head. Could it be that they’re next to each other on the Player Rater, but deGrom was drafted about 150 spots earlier? Nah, that’s too obvious.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.69.  Anime Grey calls him a Buy in the video at the top of the page.  I agree with Anime Grey.  Smart ‘toon that guy.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-2 and his 27th homer.  Albombso!

Yusei Kikuchi – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 5.11.  Feel similar to Kikuchi as I do to Foltynyuk-nyuk-nyukwitz. If you own Kikuchi still, your league is crazy deep, or you’re not playing to win.

J.P. Crawford – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .300. Has been playing, but he was hitting .222 for the week with no power, so it may as well be ‘has-been playing.’

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .167.  The MVPshaw is back! Hmm, that kinda undercuts it by saying ‘pshaw.’ Maybe that’s what makes it perfect.  MVPshaw!

Orlando Arcia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, 2nd homer in three games, and maybe risin’ schmotato, but he’s hitting .125 in the last week and always in the 7 or 8 hole.

Brandon Woodruff – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.01.  Wouldn’t say he has the best peripherals, but top 25 peripherals? Yeah, I could see a case for that.  He does have the 10th best xFIP, tied with Frankie Montas…*pours some out from 40 ounce of Olde English* That’s not beer, that’s Montas’s tainted urine.

Joey Votto – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .260.  Joey is still alive and kicking!  Which is what an Australian says after running over a baby kangaroo.

Mike Soroka – Left after being hit on the elbow by a pitch.  He seemed swole, as in mad not as in swollen, but we await word of tragedy, because no one can have a nice pitcher this year.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .263.  Two more home runs until he’s injured or three more homers until I never talk about this prediction again.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-5 and his 18th homer, hitting .286.  Also, in this game, Juan Soto went 1-for-5, hitting .305, with his 12th homer.  Tildaddy says you can have some Sexy Dr. Pepper!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 0-for-5, hitting .246. Home Run Derby is stupid, so I kinda don’t care that MLB decided to put Vlad Jr. in it, but…ACTUALLY, if his name were Albert Belle Jr. would he be considered for the Home Run Derby with the garbage he’s done so far?  Why not make him earn it and not have the Home Run Derby be a participation trophy?

Eric Sogard – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer, hitting .305. I added him last week, and if Eric Sogard’s name was Eric Soguerrero Jr., he’d be in the Home Run Derby. True or False.

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.04.  This game came in Fenway, and I’m not sure there’s any reason to not own him with how he’s pitched all year.  I can give you some peripherals that are less than ideal, but he has a 3.04 ERA, so *shrugs*

J.A. Happ – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.23.  Just Awful living up to his name.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .322.  After the game, LeMahieu stayed late to help Judge and Giancarlo with their launch angles.

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .333. He hit his 5th inning homer off his ankles, five inches inside to the upper deck.  He’s 21 years old.  Zoinks!

Jose Altuve – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  Any ideas what he’s batting?  I know, I know, I KNOW! He missed some time, but any ideas?  If you’re saying .255, you’re too high, like that chair for Altuve.

Tyler White – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st career grand slam, and 3rd (!) homer, hitting .229.  El Oso Gordo!

Blake Parker – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 10th save on Saturday.  You know what’s making for a giant closerfudge?  Some of the best teams in the majors won’t stick to one gee-dee closer. I know Parker came into the 10th, but Taylor Rogers was used in the 8th, not exactly a save situation there.

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.02. Opens fortune cookie and reads, “Pitchers all suck.”  Not sure if I’m ready to hear this yet, Confucius.

Luis Arraez – 4-for-4, hitting .436, but played due to Schoop being temporarily sidelined, and Ehire injured and working on his LinkedIn competitor site.  So, still only A Little Respect in AL-Only for Arraez? Sure.

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. Welcome back, Dozier!  *sees Brian Dozier snacking on the ‘Welcome Back, Dozier’ donuts* Get out of here, Brian!  They’re not for you!

Danny Santana – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Black & white silhouette of a curtain blowing in the breeze.  An ice cube sensually glides down a potato.  Dannys Antana steps into frame, “No one comes between me and my hot schmotato.”

Domingo Leyba – 0-for-1, as he was called up by the Diamondbacks to. Dot dot dot. Not play?  Yo, the Diamondbacks are dumb.  Do they think their bench is a booby trap like in Indiana Jones and once Kevin Cron was removed they needed a new bag of sand in prospect, Domingo Leyba?  Even if they wanted to play Leyba, I honestly have no idea where they’d do it.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .242.  Shut up, brain, don’t point out how he has more homers than David Dull.  Brain, “You did it for me.”  Doh!

David Dahl – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Send that ball straight to Dullsville!

Garrett Hampson – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 2nd steal, as he played centerfield.  If the Rockies put out a CD with all of their classics on it, not playing Hampson for months at infield, then playing him in center would be a classic cut.  Right after:  Tony Wolters, Starting Catcher.

Chris Taylor – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, 2nd homer in a week, hitting over .400 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Liam Hendriks – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.49, and the save on Saturday.  Blake Treinen went on the Ineffective List on Saturday, as I predicted on Friday.  King stay King!  King stay King!  King stay King!  Which is also what I’ve been shouting around my house all weekend.  Cougs hasn’t always appreciated it, but she’s committed to staying with me until she finds someone else.  Hendriks could be the closer the rest of the year; something is wrong with Treinen.  Also, Trivino’s been broke since his hand injury in May and Joakim Soria’s been broken since 2017.

Brett Anderson – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.26.  Pitching for the A’s team, B.A. Brokeass.

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, as he hits leadoff.  On one hand, all he has going for him is he’s an ex-Mets player.  On the other hand, that might be all anyone needs.

Yonny Chirinos – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Been getting some pushback about not loving the Yonster as much as maybe I should.  First of all, as every disgraced minister will tell you, you don’t know what’s in my heart and how much I like someone. I am fondy of Yonny, but it is beyond-y obvious his peripherals (7.2 K/9, 1.8 BB/9, 4.08 xFIP) are more yawny, than a gorgeous 36-29-38 blondey.

Diego Castillo – Hit the IL with “Whatever the hell is going around major league bullpens.”  It’s a closerpocalype!  People run past the camera, screaming. One guy runs up five inches from camera and screams, “I didn’t even have a chance to put on my contacts!” So, in Castillo’s place…Was he even the closer?  I think so, but whatever happened with Jose Alvarado?  Did he stop the Venezuelan civil unrest and make it back?  I’d prolly go with Emilio Pagan, then Alvarado for saves in the short-term, then Alvarado long-term.

  1. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Makes sense the weekend I add Gant he gives up 4 runs on one out. Pitching is a joke.

    • Zim’s metal plate says:
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      Great write up, is Muncy for Paxton fair? H2H points league, thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks, it sounds fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know

  2. Lil Petey says:
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    He’s Mighty!
    He’s Meaty!
    He’s Mighty Meaty Petey!

    And I am running around like Eli Wallach a la The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, desperately searching the graveyard for where Jose Crapmirez was buried. I cannot tell if what I hear are sounds of life or just his corpse outgassing over the last week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA… So the uze?

      • Lil Petey says:
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        Maybe but seeing 1 HR and 5 RBIs and 2 bags along with a .286 average for the week was so breathtaking in contrast to the usual uze. I got kinda excited….sigh…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I hear ya

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!

    Awesome report.

    a. You really confused on Civale’s velocity. I was forced to go back and re-read the same blurb. Damn you!

    b. Holy Crap! What a streak for Wilkin! I thought you were joking about the time between hits, but man! I gotta say…

    1. Damn you, again!
    2. Good job by Junior Noboa who was his agent despite the fact Wilkin was an undrafted free agent signing by the Dbacks.
    3. His total service time=0.146 (but that has yet to be updated since his hit last night and call up) as compared to Albert Poohholes (or just Al as he’s known by his gal pals) service time of 18.000.
    4. Just what MIA needed, a backup, journeyman, 35-year old, catcher. World War III averted, crisis solved.

    c. Agreed on Cooper’s injury news. Weirder still? How about Blake Parker’s family medical emergency leave.

    [Parker isn’t expected to be away for the full seven days of his family medical emergency leave, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. “Without getting too far into it, I heard from Blake today,” manager Rocco Baldelli said, “and he said everything seemed to be going well, and we should see him back here soon.”

    Analysis:Parker was placed on the list Wednesday and must sit out for a minimum of three days. It sounds like he could return Sunday or early next week.]

    So naturally, he pitched on Saturday to get the save. I dropped Parker this morning (just as you went to post) as Swanson was on waivers, so now I have Dansby Swanson and am super stoked about that.

    d. Kudos to all Pete Beef owners. He broke Strawberry’s rookie record for HRs (Straw—-berry, that was for Cram It, enjoy it). There’s nothing else to be said.

    e. Kikuchi had 2 nice starts at home. Even SON liked him then said ‘Damn, that’s a head scratcher. Must have been incorrect data set input by DT on purpose to foil Grey once again. Noooooooooooooooooo! Must reboot to default, must reboot to default, must reboot to default’.

    f. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 24

    In Society, 1944 scene 4

    [Albert (Costello) uses a hammer to remove the plunger stuck on Eddie’s (Abbott’s) forehead.]

    Eddie (Abbott): Get up there and fix that! Get in there!

    Albert (Costello): Don’t get mad.

    Eddie (Abbott): Get up there and fix that leak!

    Albert (Costello): You looked like a rhinoceros.

    Eddie (Abbott): Over here! Over here! There’s the leak. Get up there. Now, look. I’ll turn the water off with this valve down here.

    Albert (Costello): Yeah.

    Eddie (Abbott): There ya are. Now when ya get it fixed, whistle. Ya understand?

    Albert (Costello): Soon as I get it fixed, I whistle?

    Eddie (Abbott): Whistle.

    Albert (Costello): And then you’ll turn it on.

    Eddie (Abbott): Okay. Then I’ll turn it on.

    [ In walks a maid (name unknown) and kind of bends over at the waist with miles of petticoat to see, causing Albert (Costello) to wolf whistle. Ruh roh. Eddie (Abbott) taking his cue turns on the valve, soaking Albert (Costello) with a forceful cold shower.]

    Albert (Costello): Turn it off! Turn it off! Turn it off!

    Eddie (Abbott): Shh! Quiet!

    Albert (Costello): Turn it off!

    Eddie (Abbott): Quiet! Quiet! Shh! There’s a man…Shh! There’s a man sleeping in there. Look, please, will ya stand still a minute? What’d ya tell me to do? I told you if you whistle, I’d turn it on. You whistled, didn’t ya?

    Albert (Costello): I had something else on my mind.

    Eddie (Abbott): What’d you have on your mind?

    Albert (Costello): This washed it off.

    Poor Lou.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      A. It’s a riddle!

      B. 4. Ha!

      C. Weird, hadn’t heard about it

      D. Wish I owned him everywhere

      E. Nice!

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        Grey!!!

        Thanks, man. Apparently Parker splitter was working and therein lies the rub. When his splitter is working is basically unhittable, when it’s not well we’ve seen what could happen. Twins BP looks like a disaster.

        a. What do you make of Cody Allen signing a minors deal with the Twins?

        b. Drop Taylor Rogers for AJ Minter? He’s looking better, pitched a clean inning with 1BB and 1K for the win yesterday with ATL.

        c. Yeah, Swanson should be 100% owned, right? Good times, bad times and all the time, right? How could he be dropped in an RCL? I know he went through a 5 day dry spell, still 14 HR 47 runs, he looks pretty comfortable hitting and his BABIP is like .250 or lower last 30 days so he’s due for another hot streak soonest.

        d. Poor Lou getting a cold shower after the wolf whistle.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly trade for Will Smith

          A. He’s garbage too

          B. Meh

          C. Yeah, owned D. Haha

  4. toolshed says:
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    Every hit that shaw gets just delays hiura coming up another week. A homer might buy him 2 more weeks. So frustrating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t even know if the Brewers have reasons

  5. moses mashers says:
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    Well I didn’t own Kikuchi until the steamonator had him top 10 value for the week. At least I only picked him up in three leagues! Hey you win some

    • Grey

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      Yeah, he’s not right, but yesterday’s wasn’t awful

  6. Haps says:
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    Kelley or Romo

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Romo for me

    • Grey

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      Agree with DT

  7. mex says:
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    Morning,

    Dynasty League, standard roto 14 team. thoughts on these two offers? are they close?

    1) Benintendi for Sale/Lastella.

    2) Benintendi/Jo Ram for Sale/Albies

    Is Lastella a one-year wonder or is he a keeper?

    • B_Don

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      1) Rather have the Sale side.
      2) Close with the upside of JoRam if he can ever figure out what’s wrong with his swing.

      I do not beleive La Stella is keeper worth, but depends on how many keepers you get. His barrel rate, hard hit rate, and avg exit velo all say he’s been lucky this season.

      • Mex says:
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        Thanks. I didn’t know all the numbers, but that was my sense about Lastella…we can keep 5 so he wouldn’t be the worst as my 5th

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want the Benintendi side in both but they’re both fair and I could be convinced on the Sale side for #1 depending on team build.

      Agree with B_Don on La Stella, not worth keeping if you only keep 5…

      • Mex says:
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        Thanks. I want to like the Benintendi side…but is he the player he was on track to be the last 2 years or is he gonna be more like the first half of this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Mex says:
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        Guy put out another offer:

        Muncy for Benintendi.

        Still Benny?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Benny

          • Mex says:
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            Sale has turned into a hot commodity…

            Another guy just put K Bryant on the table…

            So it’s Bryant or Benny…which way do you lean between those two? They seem real close to me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Would lean Bryant

              • Mex says:
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                Latest offer is Betts for sale/goldy…lifetime keeper…I’d be getting Betts…I have to take that deal, right? Young stud for 2 aging ones in a dynasty league.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Take it

  8. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Ouch on Gant, feel your pain. Can you please rank these guys ROS in a saves (no holds) 12 team weekly h2h league?

    W. Davis
    J. Kelley
    J. Alvarado
    Gant

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      S. Kelley in Texas. Not sure who J.Kelley is…

    • B_Don

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      Davis, Alvarado, Gant, Joe Kelly

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Davis, Alvarado, Kelley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Great, helps me alot. Thanks guys!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  9. Jim says:
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    My team is around .500 but I think I’m about to go on a run as I have trout, freeman, acuna, judge, rendon, Yordan, dansby and Carlos Santana. Pitching isn’t quite as great after Bauer, verlander and woodruff. Still considering trying to ship verlander for beuhler in order to upgrade a couple other players in the deal. I think beuhler and verlander are trending in opssite directions. I see the long ball doing verlander in more often going forward. What do you think? Should I also try to trade one of these hitters for more pitching? The rest of my pitchers are Gallen, maeda, Valdez, paddack and similar types.

    • B_Don

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      If it’s a keeper/dynasty league, I make the Buehler/Verlander swap all day, but I’m not sure why you’d give up the #1 pitcher in redraft. Buehler’s been performing great recently, but the whole concern on Walker was the innings being a young pitcher. With the Dodgers running away with the division, they likely go more conservative with his IP as they prepare for a playoff run. Hard to judge your pitching staff since I don’t know anything about the league depth, but Bauer, Verly and a bunch of upside guys/streamers would be fine with me.

      • Jim says:
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        Lucchessi
        Verlander
        Maeda
        Fried
        Mikolas
        Bauer
        Woodruff
        Valdez
        Neris
        Alzolay
        Paddack
        Musgrove
        Stripling
        Gallen
        Taillon (il)

        It’s 12 team points league 28 man roster. I just don’t feel like verlander can keep it up. What do you guys think about verlander?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’m fine with the Verlander/Buehler swap if you’re getting a worthwhile upgrade elsewhere in the deal. If you can get something for Carlos Santana then do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  10. Drew says:
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    Thanks for the write up! Finally dumped Just Awful—it took me way too long, but it feels so good. Someone had dropped Stripling, so I snagged him.

    Quick hit: McNeil or C. Taylor in OPS league as a UTL?

    • B_Don

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      McNeil

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with BD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good move to lose Happ — Agree with others

  11. bigbear says:
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    Wilkin Castillo’s story is one of the reasons I love baseball! He didn’t make it 10 years ago and he stuck with it. Kudos to that stubborn sob!

    Regarding Ryu – We still start our aces right? If we start Marquez at home… scratch that, if Gray… scratch that… Does that “Good pitching beats good hitting” mantra figure in thin air and juiced balls? Seriously, in H2H – yes. Roto – your mileage may vary.

    I caught the Braves/Nats game Saturday night and left with a few thoughts:
    1. Rendon has a sweet swing.
    2. Acuna has Bo Jackson thighs.
    3. Treat Urner is a pixie. Honestly shocked that dude is a MLB player, much less an All-Star caliber MLB player.

    Don’t look now, but Machado is heating up… SD should be fun for the next few years. They are where the O’s were a few years ago, but their pitching seems to be working out much better.

    Air Yordan!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Wilkin

      Think you have to start Ryu

      1. Yeah

      2. Ha!

      3. Totally

      Heir Yordan!

  12. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    So true about Cooper. Thought he was going on the IL after slotting into my weekly lineup, sort of forgot about him, then he finishes strong and has a great week!

    Also, “Albombso” is perfect.

    Handful of weekly decisions would love your help with!

    1. Looking for HR RBI AVG in no particular order. Gotta bench one…who’s sitting this week?

    Voit ($7 tron….5 games but good matchups 3 v TOR, then @red Sox for porcello and erod)

    Desmond ($20 tron…7 games, 3 @SF 4 in Coors….but against the Dodgers aces (aside from Buehler))

    2. Same weekly league. Looking mainly for solid ratios and K (W less important). Please pick 3 to start from the below:

    Nola v Mets ($17.2) – funny that this is even a question both due to Nola being not a sure thing and Mets being a little scary haha

    Plesac @ BAL ($6.3)

    Miley v SEA ($12.2)

    Odorizzi v TB ($7.5) – though hasn’t looked himself last 2 starts

    Valdez v Pit ($14.4) – wondering if this son price is mainly based on W chance not ratios?

    Thanks!

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      1) I think I’d lean Desmond just given the number of games this week vs Voit who has to share 1B and DH now.
      2) Nola, Plesac, and Odorizzi.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with BD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, exactly!

      1. Voit

      2. Prolly go Framber over Nola

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks all!

        I’ve also got 5 game weeks for Betts and (semislumping) JDM but seems hard to sit one of them…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, and flying across the world to play in the middle of the season makes perfect sense

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            Yep total sense!

            I hear they call him Mookie Bettsxit over there…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA

  13. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Sit one—
    Gallen vs Nats
    Wheeler @ Phils
    Chirinos vs Tex

    Streamonator likes Chirinos the best of the three.

    Thanks Grey

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      Think I’m sitting Wheeler.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with BD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  14. E says:
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    In a weekly, H2H, 12 team keeper league my starting pitchers are Bauer, Snell, Corbin, Giolito, Plesac, Lynn, Chirinos. How am I struggling to keep my weekly ERA under 5? How? How????

    Sorry that’s not my question: Should I start B Bradley over J Bruce in a Utility spot this week?

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      Think I’d lean Bruce with the extra game for the week, but he’s a hot/cold hitter, so, wouldn’t blame you for going the other way as he’s cooled down.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with BD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Bruce

  15. Dave D says:
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    Well, maybe your prognostications of greatness for Marlins starters was just meant for different guys on the staff and for mid-June on. Got three shares of Gallen and one more Yamamoto in last nights FAABs. Go young fish!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah? Well, I also own Elieser!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just checked, I got Gallen last night

      • Dave D says:
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        Nice. At this rate some of these rookies are worth the gamble when you have guys like Happ and DeScalfani and allow 22 runs in one day… seriously.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly! I got Gallen and Allen for $137, $82 respectively

          • Dave D says:
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            Sounds about right. I ranged from $77 to $179 on Gallen on my successful bids. Based it on budget for each team. I was super happy to get him in 3/5. $130-$170 seemed to average range.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I could’ve went with so much less for both guys, but my league is bizarre, they don’t bid on players, think they’re half checked out

  16. HH says:
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    Anyway Colin Poche gets some saves this year in TB?

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      I doubt it. They have plenty of pen arms and lefties in general are less likely to get a closer role.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with BD. If it’s a lefty then it should be Alvarado…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  17. MikeToddMan says:
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    Trade my J Baez and Y Alvarez for Harper, Syndergaard, & Segura? Can’t tell if I’d be buying low or trading for a bunch of headaches.

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      I’d just keep Baez/Yordan unless you need the pitching upside from Thor.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with BD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  18. Quintz says:
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    Would you add Pagan or Jackson over any of the following

    Romo
    Rogers
    Kelley
    Holland
    Robles

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      Romo can go.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Jackson over Romo

      • Quintz says:
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        Forgot about C-Mart. Would you add him over anyone on this list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try C-Mart over Romo

  19. LG Baseball says:
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    Loved the weekend recap Grey!

    Where do you think Yordan will be ranked next year? I know it’s early and the Astros are deep but I’m in a keeper and trying to figure out his value. Is Benintendi crazy to consider or Bryant? I have a pretty deep team and Benintendi and Bryant would be two of my mid-lower end keepers (keep 10). I could probably get an extra draft pick for those guys or a pitcher thrown in but don’t need to force the move either.

    Thanks!
    LG

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      I love Yordan, but if you’re only keeping 10, I’d still rather have KB and Beni. We’ll see how Yordan finishes the season, but for now, I’d keep the 2 more proven guys and they’ll both still help you win this season.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d expect Yordan to be ranked top 25ish next year and ahead of both of those guys. There’s some definite risk with the swap, but I’d want Yordan over both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      I’d guess around top 40-50, depends if a slump comes and how prolonged it is, lot of baseball left

  20. Haddard says:
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    Here’s the squad (H2H points)

    Batters:

    Perez, Bellinger, Muncy, Bryant, Mondesi, Segura, Trout, Dahl, Domingod, Soler, Eloy, Olson

    Pitchers:

    Marquez, Flaherty, Wheeler, Eflin, Luchessi, Valdez, Gallen
    Holland, Doolittle, Robles, Kelley, Romo
    IL: Glasnow

    Looking at my team, would you add Laureano or Bobby (don’t call me Bonilla) Bradley as a bench bat over anyone above?

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      I’d be fine letting Romo go.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Bradley over Romo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Cram It says:
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    Pete Beef! Beeeeeeeeef. Unfortunately, I missed both of his HRs this weekend. But I heard that they flew on the back of a unicorn leaving glitter contrails on their path.

    • LG Baseball says:
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      Cram,

      My vote was for Pete Beef! Keep pushing it brother! He is playing unreal.

      LG

      • Cram It says:
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        Ha. He’ll always be Pete Beef to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unicorns ride on the back of Pete Beef’s home runs

      • Cram It says:
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        That makes more sense!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  22. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    Start two from the following this week:

    Voit: 3 v Tor, 2 in London v Bos
    Meadows: 3 @ Min, 3 v Tex
    Domingo Santana: 3 @ Mil, 3 @ Hou
    Upton: 2 v Cin, 4 v Oak

    Leaning Domingo (red hot!) and Upton slightly over Voit due to the 5 games, thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Domingo, Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. Dong Show says:
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    Happy MonDong Grey,

    Dynasty trade question for you:

    My
    Blackmon
    Thor
    Segura

    For

    Lindor.

    With Lindor, my team would become:

    Grandal
    Alonso
    Gleyber
    Lindor
    JRam/ Matt Chapman
    Mookie
    Acuna
    (Puig? Takes over for Blackmon)

    It’s takes a big chuck of my pitching this year (my pitching is rough) but adds an elite SS to my mix. Is this worth it? I’m competing this year, but taking more pitching could hurt me.

    LeMahieu is my current 2b with Gleyber playing SS

    Thoughts and advice are always appreciated. Have a great one!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think you’re giving up a little too much there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. Kingslayer says:
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    AL Only 5×5 H2H Weekly League:

    Deciding between 3 players to start:

    Jorge Soler(R) vs.
    A. Plutko (R)
    S. Bieber (R)
    T. Bauer (R)
    E. Jackson (R)
    M. Stroman (R)
    .A. Sanchez (R)

    Ramon Laureano(R) v.s.
    J. Flaherty (R)
    A. Wainwright (R)
    G. Canning (R)
    F. Pena (R)
    T. Skaggs (L)
    A. Heaney (L)

    Mallex Smith(L) vs.
    Z. Davies (R)
    TBA
    C. Anderson (R)
    W. Miley (L)
    .J. Verlander (R)
    G. Cole (R)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Soler and Laureano

      • Kingslayer says:
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        In that order? Can only start one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

      • Kingslayer says:
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        Thinking about sitting Stanton for Laureano or Mallex since he is getting frequent off days and only plays 5 games this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Laureano

        • Chucky says:
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          Similar situation myself. Sitting 5 game Stanton who’s all but guaranteed to sit one game, plus I saw they also Brett Gardner’d Stanton late in a blowout. My question is, would you consider BBradley and his 6 v RHP, O’s and KC pitchers?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sure, try Bradley

  25. BigToeCrusher says:
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    Watching Yordon hug Kemp in the dugout reminded me of how I hug my dad. He’s 5’8’’ I’m 6’4’’. Can we start calling Yordon “Yordong?” I asked my dad yesterday if he’ll start calling me Jodong Joevarez, but he just said “sit down and eat your peas, Mongo.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA

  26. No more make believe! says:
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    Is samardzija droppable in a deep 20 team? I’d pick up a minor league stash in his place. Thx!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Who’s the stash?

      • No more make believe says:
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        Kieboom or Mateo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Mateo

  27. Erik Flom says:
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    I want to cry about Diego Castillo. He just sits in a starter slot and adds reliever innings, I never have 6 guys starting on the same day, so starters can be on the bench in the daily format. He vultures saves and wins to pop important counting stats with a few Ks a week to throw in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

  28. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey, B_Don (Ditka!!), Razzball friends,

    What is up?

    Grey, fantastic stuff. A salve for the burns from the weekend. Montas, how could you?! I traded for him after you and Ralph talked him up on the pod. Got 2-3 starts out of him. Sigh.

    And Gant sure ganked his owners. I was spared that but Barnes sure screwed me in two leagues. He’s been jettisoned in one but…

    1. In a deeper league (14 team h2h, holds and saves separate cats) would you cut Barnes for:

    Crick (PIT)
    Leclerc (Tex)
    Elias (Sea)
    Dyson (SF)
    Rondon (Hou)

    In addition to Barnes I have Hicks (uggh), Holland (err), Brasier (don’t ask), Hendriks (yay) so holds may be the priority… Or we could even wait on Barnes and dump Brasier. They both kind of suck right now.

    2. Easier question. I have stashed Kimbrel. Have Yates. When Kimbrel comes up do you dump Robles or Colome? Both are decent but I really only need 3 closers. There are saves on the wire so prolly can’t get much of anything in a trade.

    Thanks for the replies and have a good week!

    Jake

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. LeClerc over Barnes works if you want holds.

      2. I’d lose Robles.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Cheers DT! I’ll look at Leclerc. I’ve owned him a bunch this year in all leagues. Whenever I start to get comfortable with him, he gives up 2-3 runs. I too would put him above Barnes though for the moment. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, it sucks on Montas

      Gant ganked the crap out of us

      1. Meh, I’d prolly hold

      2. Agree with DT

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Not at all! Who knew he was gonna get busted for Ostarine?! What a maroon!

        Thanks, Fantasy Master Lothario. I may hold but carrying two Sawx reliever with the London games coming up sounds dicey:

        “Dimensions from home plate will be 330 feet (100 m) to the foul poles and 385 feet (117 m) to center field, with a 16-foot (4.9 m) fence.”

        You excited for the London games? There will be a 7 AM start for you, 10 PM here for me for the second game (Sunday). Excited to watch the Red Sox in prime-ish time but you’ll need to be up early.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

          Sounds awful for games to start that early… Glad you’re able to see them at a relatively okay hour

  29. BAC says:
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    5×5 12 team OBP
    Franmil has been slumping. I use him for the streaks when he’s hot then have him on bench when not. Worth trying Bobby Bradley over him since he’s not an everyday starter for me?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d keep Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Bradley

  30. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Now we know why Frankie Montas was doing so well……………………

    Manager Moonbeam’s lineup’s are crazy I don’t get this batting the pitcher in the 8 hole and leading off with Harper and Hoskins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I saw that yesterday, quite the new look

  31. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12team redraft….if I can get Altuve for Andrus should I go for it

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  32. frankgrimes says:
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    Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Grimey!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        How does that tub of goo only have three bombs with the entire league bashing them everyday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know!

  33. Chucky says:
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    Does Matt Carpenter have a better chance of turning this around or does Garrett Hampson have a better chance of playing everyday and doing what we thought he was supposed to do? Looking for a speculative stash here. I hate Buddy Black. And I’m sure Buddy doesn’t speak well of me either.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Carpenter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson won’t play

  34. Travis Hafner says:
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    Is Trienen outright droppable in 10 team leagues? I own Hendricks in them, but feels like Trienen may not be useful again this year.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If you don’t have an IL spot and you need the roster spot I could see dropping him but I’d try to hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. Leon says:
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    My Oscar mercado for ceasar hernadez 7×7 18 man. Colin moran is currently my 2b and have hampson on bench. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Mercado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  36. Ryan says:
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    In my dynasty h2h league I was just offered Kepler for Mikolas and Sixto Sanchez. It’s a bummer to lose Sixto, but I think this is a solid piece to get back. Should I make this deal??

    C Gary Sanchez

    1B Garrett Cooper?
    2b Ozzie albies
    Ss Trevor Story
    3b Rafael Devers ??
    Rf Austin Meadows
    Cf Ronald Acuna
    Lf Juan Soto?
    Util Avisal Garcia ?
    Bn bobby bradley
    Bn Jay Bruce
    Na Bo Bichette
    Na Kristian Robinson
    Na Julio Rodriguez

    Sp Jon Lester
    Sp Miles Mikolas
    Sp Brandon woodruff?
    Rp Scott oberg
    Rp Ryan Pressly
    Rp Hansel Robles
    P Marcus Walden?
    P Julio Urias
    P Jose Alvarado
    Bn Martin Perez
    Bn John Means
    Bn Zach Efflin?
    Bn Chris Bassett
    Na Sixto Sanchez
    Na Casey Mize?
    Na Deivi Garcia

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d make that deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Ryan says:
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        Do you think my pitching will be fine in the future after moving Sixto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Ryan says:
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            Thanks! Just accepted :)

            Btw see any other areas I need improvement?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Your pitching, your 1B, I mean, you have a decent amount of improving right? How deep is this league?

              • Ryan says:
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                14 team h2h dynasty. So pitching and 1B is a priority? Which of my bats should I look to move to get some quality arms?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, you look like you need some arms

                  • Ryan says:
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                    I’m hoping next year Urias is a full time starter and that Mize/Deivi will be called up. Those 3 should help a lot.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Me too

  37. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Would you trade Soto and either Robles/Mallex for Machado or JD Martinez?

    If so, do you prefer Machado or JD?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If you’re good for speed then Soto and Mallex for JD works for me, it’s fair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, either, Machado 1st for me

  38. Earl says:
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    Few questions for you guys?:

    1) Traded Robbie Ray for Ozzie Albies as I needed some MI/2B help. Good trade?

    2) What do you make of AdbertAlzolay? Will he be a starter for Cubs? Wondering if I should drop Annibal Sanchez, Framber Valdez or Jake Odorzzi for him (thinking maybe Sanchez if anyone)?

    3) Any thoughts about Luis Urias getting call up? Thought I had heard that Padres were seriously considering it?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Good trade
      2. Alzolay over Sanchez
      3. Any day now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  39. Dancin Homer says:
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    hope you had a good weekend; now back to the grind.

    I’m looking to either add Pomeranz for a spot start today as SON seems to like him OR snag Liam Hendricks to fill the void left by Treinen.

    I could use a little help as to who you think I should add and who should be dropped…unless you don’t recommend dropping anyone that is:

    My Roster:
    c: Realmuto
    1b: Alonso
    2b: Muncy
    3b: Kingery
    ss: Bogaerts
    if: Machado
    of: Trout, Avisail Garcia, Y. Alvarez
    utl: Ohtani
    bn: H. Dozier, Pederson, B. Bradley
    DL: Gallo*

    sp: Nola, Kershaw, Lucchesi, Woodruff, Heaney, Paddack, Gallen
    rp: Lecleric, Giles, L. Jackson
    DL: Clevinger, Treinan, Taillon, Caleb Smith*

    *max of 3 players on DL

    Thank you as always for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendriks over Leclerc

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Grey. Just dropped Leclerc for Hendricks.

        on a side note, what are your thoughts on Pederson ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Joc, but you have to platoon him when the Dodgers bench him

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I.e., vs. lefties

            • Dancin Homer says:
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              that’s been my headache with him as well… In daily lineup changes, so I can bench him vs. lefties.

              Still becomes annoying when he’s burning a spot when not starting/ in a slump.

              Would he be your 1st batter to cut if need to free up a spot or would you drop someone else?

              On the bright side, at least we should be getting Gallo back tomorrow, right!

              thanks again

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’d lose Bradley before Joc

  40. crimedog says:
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    Great stuff Grey!

    Hiura over Urias if they were both called up today correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah

  41. William Hung says:
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    Grey: I had another meh week, but I’m somehow still hanging onto 1st (up 1 and 1.5 games on 2nd and 3rd respectively) – been basically playing .500 ball for the past 5 weeks. This week I get the 3rd place team that has won 6 games in a row with a tie mixed in, and has jumped from 8th place to skyrocket to 3rd in that time. (This is where having 14 cats can really swing things very quickly)

    Some roster decisions this week –
    1. Do you agree with SON on Heaney (v. Cin & v. OAK)? SON appears to like Heaney as much as it liked Kikuchi last week. I’m debating on whether to roll Gibson (v. TB @CHW) or Heaney for their 2 starts this week.
    2. Who do you like more for SVs – Parker or Givens?

    Hopefully this Dull-bomb is a sign of things to come with his decreased k-rate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks, hopefully this is a new week

      1. I don’t mind Heaney

      2. Parker

      • William Hung says:
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        I just realized neither Gibson nor Heaney start today, so I can have them both. My 2 drops will be Lester (after tonight’s start v. Braves) and Senzel. It also looks like Strop will be hanging on for SVs for 1 more series with Kimbrel looking like he’ll be activated for the weekend series.

        Also, I have heard nothing about Alvarado since his bullpen session last Thursday… c’mon man! I need to see that ridiculous 99mph slider in action again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, what happened with Alvarado?

          • William Hung says:
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            Nobody has reported on him since last Thursday when he threw a pen session. The plan is for him to throw more pens/simulated games before coming back – last I heard the plan was to skip minor league games. I’d almost prefer minor league games so the Rays would have to be more transparent

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, gotcha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And Dull’s going home, so hopefully

  42. sgamby says:
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    Need to pick one starter for the upcoming week: Gallen, Alzolay, Yamamoto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups, I guess Gallen

      • sgamby says:
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        Gallen and Yamamoto are home against Philly and Alzolay has the Braves at home.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gallen, Yama, Alzolay, that order

  43. Ontilt1377 says:
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    Weekly 5×5.
    Sit one this week:

    Ryu @ Col
    Lynn @ TB
    Hamels @ Cin
    Minor @ Det
    Degrom vs Atl
    Gallen vs Was

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  44. 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.

    What do you think of the trade below? Is it close ?

    My: La Stella, H. Dozier, Paxton, Heaney, K. Gibson
    For His: D. Price, Z. Wheeler, M. Boyd

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close enough, I’d take Price

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        Grey,
        same league as above, who would you rather have from A. Heaney, K. Gibson and Peacock ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peacock

          • MarvPesos

            Marv says:
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            Guy countered and wants some OF help, I’ve got Yelich, Blackmon, JD and Domingo S.

            I was going to try and send him Domingo S., Stella, Dozier and try and aquire either Strasburg or Greinke (might need to involve some picks), which one would you want?

            Do you see Domingo staying hot enough or is he going to be prone to the hot and cold swings ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Works for me, Strasburg is likely cheaper as you say, so prolly just go with him, but Greinke 1st

              • MarvPesos

                marv says:
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                alright hes putting up some fight, wants Blackmon or JD, who would you rather part with and worth a Greinke ?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Blackmon

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Seems worth it

  45. Mr. G-Unit says:
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    Hey Grey/Donkey

    Really value your guys expertise!

    Sitting outside playoffs, got offered montas for minor. Keeper league, what do you expect will be better next year. Montas younger, but coming off PEDs, and kills my year for sure (I wont go far in playoffs regardless) but minor is breaking out but early 30s.

    I need a 2b, what do you think the odds are Bichette getting that eligibility? Is that someone I should target instead of montas for minor?

    Just want to hear your thoughts. Thanks guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Target Bichette, but for next year… Minor this year is way above all of these guys, I don’t expect much from him next year, so for 2020: Bichette, Montas, Minor

  46. Stumanji! says:
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    1) In a 10 tm H2H, 5 keeper OPS league I’ve collected a ton of keepable guys this season and would like to flip some for ROS help. Baez $14, Albombso $1, Trea $5, Riley $5, Tatis $11, Hoskins $4, Yordan $5, Mondesi $25. With Yelich and Scherzer entrenched as 2 of my 5 keepers, which of these guys would you recommend trying to shop first for ROS help? Haven’t had many bites on Riley or Tatis yet. One guy offered me Mookie $7 for Tatis, Yordan, and Riley. Straight keeper swap I’d take that but I think it hurts me ROS.

    2) Tim Anderson, M. Chapman, or Carlos Santana ROS? 12 tm Roto OPS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Betts

      2. Anderson

  47. scott says:
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    The AAA International League (where Bobby Bradley was), has been using a superball too.

    Looking back several years, team ops totals tend to range from .650 to .750 (a couple years were .680 to .780). This year so far: .750-.850.

    I’m still happy to have picked up Bradly, whose OPS is 3rd in the IL among players younger than 25 (he’s 23), but seeing the IL have a stat range reminiscent of the PCL lowers my confidence.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally, agreed

  48. AintLifeGrand says:
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    With Treinen hitting the IL and I have Caleb Smith, Mondesi, and Carrasco already on the IL, who is my drop out of Carrasco or Treinen to add Hendriks (or Ian Kennedy/Shawn Kelley if either of those are preferred RP)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

      • crimedog says:
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        Have you heard anything definitive on carrasco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, that’s the problem

          • Crime Dog says:
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            yup. I’m holding out hope in H2H but yea roto leagues doesn’t make much sense to.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  49. Vlad Guerrero Sr says:
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    How far has Vlad Guerrero Jrs stock dropped this year? All he does is hit grounders to third base. In a keeper league, is he still more valuable than lower rated prospects like Austin Riley who are performing better now?

    A Concerned Father

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’ll be fine

  50. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    Hi Grey and DT, please pick 3 for a weekly points league.

    Boyd vs. Minor @DET
    Canning vs. Fiers @LAA
    Chavez vs. Zimmermann @DET & vs. Snell @TB
    Heaney vs. Mahle @LAA & vs. Bassitt @LAA
    Paddack vs. Hudson @SD
    Tanaka vs. Porcello @London

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack, Tanaka, Heaney

  51. I Miss Steve Sax says:
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    Can you Rank these options for this week?

    Marcus Stroman vs Kansas City (Homer Bailey)
    Michael Pineda @ Chicago – AL (Ivan Nova)
    Joey Lucchesi vs St. Louis (Miles Mikolas)
    Brandon Woodruff vs Pittsburgh (TBA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I miss Steve Sax too,

      Woodruff, Stroman, Lucchesi

  52. Anal Hershiser says:
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    I just traded Moncada for Jose Ramirez with resounding approval from the trade analyzer…I hope I did ok.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so

  53. Captone says:
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    Would you add C-Mart over Kelley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  54. The answer says:
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    Would you use a waiver claim on Gallen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  55. Steeve says:
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    Mercado over Semien? If yes, what you expect (stats) for ROS? Thanks

      • Steeve says:
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        More your projection. .. with projection automatic, Mercado is not very good

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I don’t know, maybe 35/8/20/.265/15

  56. Fogimon says:
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    This deep into the season and I got lineup questions, still. But some intriguing pitchers are making things interesting.

    Start 4 this week;

    Castillo home vCHC
    Paddack home v STL
    Kelley @ SF
    Matz @ PHI & home vATL
    Yummymoto home v PHI
    Alzolay home vATL and MAYBE @CIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Alzolay, Matz

  57. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of the following. Who do you like?

    Conforto – 4 @ phi, 3 vs atl
    H Dozier – 3 @ cle, 3 @ tor
    Desmond – 3 @ sf, 4 vs lad
    Voit – 3 vs tor, 2 @ bos

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Alex

  58. baldy says:
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    In a 12 team head to head league.
    Saw that Garrett Cooper was available on the wire, would you drop him for Willie Calhoun?

    • baldy says:
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      Meant to say drop Willie for Cooper

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  59. Fogimon says:
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    I’m excited about owning Alzolay, but I also grabbed Yamamoto, and when looking deeper I am coming away equally excited.

    Usually the 2nd time around the league is when the rook gets hammered and we see all those regression faries sprinkle their dust. Well, he shut down STL, then faced them again with another shutout. Instead of allowing STL to adjust to him and know whats coming, he mixed up his arsenal and didn’t allow them the same look. Helps when you have 4 pitches to throw in any count. So yesterday he looked good vs a tough Philly team in PHI. This week he gets PHI again, and I’d be willing to bet he won’t give them the same look. A lot to like about this kid and his moxie. He has a horrible team but a good home park. Are you as excited? I think this his next start vs PHI will show us what kind of ceiling we can expect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m excited to see what he can do, but he doesn’t look like much more than a #3 to 4 fantasy starter, even if he stays on his ceiling… Best case is still just solid ratios and meh Ks and wins, right?

      • Fogimon says:
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        Yeah, but in the pitching landscape we have, solid ratios are a premium. Wins are going to be REALLY tough to come by for MIA. Although, stranger things have happened, Keuchel once had a Cy Young season until hitters realized he was throwing a glorified batting practice.
        K’s you can get from any schmohawk throwing 98 mph it seems. Low ERA and WHIP are crown jewels right now. We are always chasing. So for me, you pair Yamamoto with someone like German Marquez and you got your K’s, W’s, ERA and WHIP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be, depends how Yamamoto looks after 4 starts

  60. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    H2H league…….What a week Montas, Treinan , Clevinger, MOndesi all out. Is Treinan Done or hang on to him for a bit? strained rotator never seems to be short

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly done, but I’d try to hang on if I could

  61. primetime says:
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    Grey,

    10 team keeper league OBP & QS/K/9.

    Currently 1st place, by 11 games.

    Sent you a note yesterday about trading Glasnow for JRAM. Below is my team do I really need JRAM, do you think he can turn his season around.

    Any thoughts of what to add to my team?

    McCann (Sox)
    Freeman
    Moose
    Arenado
    Story DL
    Bellinger
    Upton
    Ozuna
    Albies

    Bench
    Bruce
    Moncada
    Seimen
    Choo
    Conforto
    D Santana

    Pitching
    Kershaw
    Bieber
    Nola
    Lynn
    Heaney

    Hand B
    Smith W

    Bench
    Glasnow DL
    German DL
    Woodruff
    Peacock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need JoRam, Trade some of your bench bats for pitchers that you can use

  62. moses mashers says:
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    I have 7 OF only guys and only 6 spots obviously. Who sits this week?

    Stanton (5 games)
    Rosario (6 games)
    Mercado (6 games)
    Kepler (6 games)
    Domingo San (6 games)
    Conforto (7 games)
    David ‘Dull’ (7 games with 4 at home)

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

      • moses mashers says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  63. Hitman says:
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    So here’s my other squad (12 team roto)

    Hitters

    Phegley, Bellinger, Baez, Riley, Bogaerts, Mondesi, Voit, Yelich, Dahl, Domingod, Upton, Alvarez, Kingery

    Pitchers

    Marquez, Flaherty, Paddack, Valdez, Heaney, Luchessi, Hudson, Yamamoto
    Rogers, Giles, C-Mart, Hendriks

    IL: Glasnow

    Same question as before, would you add Bobby Bradley or Laureano over anyone above? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Hitman says:
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        Bobby or Laureano would be on my bench. Still no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bobby

          • Hitman says:
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            Who should I cut? I’m thinking one of my 8 starters

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prolly

  64. James Bolger says:
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    SON is very negative on Giolito tonight @ BOS ($-23.00). Would you start him or sit him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  65. Moonraker says:
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    Muncy or Glad ros? Mercado or Mallex ros? Thank you in advance, I always appreciate your assistance!

    • Moonraker says:
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      I meant Vlad, not glad lol

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Glad Vuerrero Jr.

      • Fogimon says:
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        With Vlad, no one is glad at the moment. Except for the guy who traded him for Machado before the season. (2 thumbs pointing at this guy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad — Mercado

  66. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    A) Skaggs looked sharp AF yesterday. He was getting ahead in count early on most batters, his curve was pretty crisp getting strikes, he prob could have gone 6-7inn if it wasn’t at an NL park, he was pinch-hit for by Ohtani who turned on and smoked an inside first pitch 96 mph fastball by lefty down the line (hat tip to him hitting better against lefties now). As long as that curve is crisp, Skaggs will do well. We’ll see how long that lasts.

    B) YorDong, Gallo, Buehler for Dahl, Meadows, Castillo(SP), Holland(CL)? i feel like i’m overthinking this, this is a slam dunk for Yordan side in keeper league right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. I’ve always liked him, hopefully he doesn’t suddenly come up lame

      B. Walker side

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      *inserts pic of famed 90’s treat, Dunkaroos*

  67. pinkman says:
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    Starting Alzolay vs Braves in Wrigley tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  68. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey,

    League: H2H 5×5 categories 10 Teams Keeper League

    Who would you rather own rest of this season/next as keeper? Position doesn’t matter. Can you please rank them also….

    L. Urias, C. Biggio, L. Gurriel Jr. or B. Bichette (stash).

    Thanks! Always appreciate the advice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How much does next season matter?

      Prolly Urias, Biggio, Bichette

      • Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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        Currently in 1st place this year (10-2) but I like to research prospects as keepers who will provide me with the most starter value for next year also. Thanks for your feedback.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  69. lwomack58 says:
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    Need to drop one to free up DL spot-

    D. German or Cassasco?

    Leaning Cassasco since German will return quicker.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  70. Munchu says:
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    Whose your favorite for saves in STL while Hicks is out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CMart

  71. Keeks says:
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    Waaddup Razzfam,

    Have Gallo coming off the IL tomorrow and would imagine Trevor Story not long after. Really struggling with who to drop. The other guys on the roster are:

    Yadi
    Muncy
    Eugenio Suarez
    Lourdes
    Mookie
    Judge
    Dahl
    Vlad jr
    Eloy
    Robles
    Garret Cooper
    Luis Urias*

    SP: Walker Buehler, Marquez, Flaherty, Bieber, Paddack, Gallen
    RP: Hader, Kimbrel, AMir Garret, Neris, Ian Kennedy.

    Who would you drop to activate Gallo tomorrow and then who would the next guy be for Story in the near future? Really appreciate the input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, waddup!

      I wish I believed Story was coming off IL soon

      Cooper then Urias

      • Fogimon says:
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        You don’t? Reports are he is back Saturday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so!

          • Fogimon says:
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            Hope is not a strategy!!!

            If my boss says that 1 more time to me….. you’ll read about it on the news.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If you’ve seen some of my fantasy teams, hope is a strategy!

              • Fogimon says:
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                I’ve not only seen it, I’ve lived it with you.

                Mullins, Odor, Shaw, Peraza, Aguilar

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hope!

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Garrett for Gallo and then Cooper. Or other way round.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        “Garrett for Gallo and then Cooper.” Huh?

        Drop Cooper then Urias…

  72. Quill says:
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    Pick two

    Turnbull
    Dak Hudson
    Alzolay
    Valdez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber, Dakota

  73. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope your weekend was relaxing and nice writeup! I know this might be splitting hairs but I’m picking up a hitter this week and debating between Lourdes or Joc. Joc has a crazy sequence of Hittertron numbers coming due to a string of righties @ Ari, @ Co ($22, -6, 41, 70, 73, 50, 67) but he has not been heating up before he explodes like he usually does. On the other hand Lourdes has been so hot and I havent had a spare roster move to add him until today. Whatcha think? Leaning Joc myself but dont want to be bamboozled.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      *@ Col

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Joc, anyone in Coors over Lourdes

  74. Robert says:
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    Mazara or Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

  75. pinkman says:
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    If Bryse Wilson gets the call to start @ Cubs on Thursday, is he an immediate add and start in a 12-team 5×5 roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In Wrigley? Sounds awful

      • pinkman says:
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        Agreed, gonna wait and see. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Alex says:
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    On this team in a 12 team, H2H 6×6, would you trade Benintendi for Snell, or is this pitching staff set? Any holes you see besides my 2B situation?

    C – Alfaro
    1B – Rhys
    2B – Rodgers
    3B – Bregman
    SS – Kingery
    OF – Yordan, Benintendi, Marte
    UTIL – Voit
    Bench – V. Robles, L. Urias
    IL – Mondesi

    SP – Berrios, Paxton, Giolito, Paddack, Boyd, Framber, Luchessi
    RP – Robles, Davis, Liam Hendricks
    IL – Glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine to me — You look weak on SBs

      • Alex says:
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        Yeah, with Mondesi out.

        1. Would you offer Benintendi, Kingery for Tim Anderson and Wheeler?

        • Alex says:
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          2. Would you want Villar or Anderson?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Anderson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Anderson/Wheeler

  77. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Gant shouldn’t even been pitching at that point, so annoying

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know

  78. Titanic Mansfield says:
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    Rank em

    CMart
    Kelley
    Romo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley, CMart

  79. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Mickey Calloway is a twit. He pulled the classic Dusty Baker, “I”m not going to bring in another reliever, and I’m going to maintain this lead” which generally turns into “I’ have to bring in another reliever and I’ve lost the lead.”

    Lugo pitched 2 innings, albeit efficiently, on Friday. So Calloway brings him in the 7th yesterday. He needs 20 pitches to get through that inning, and looks anything but sharp. He brings him back out for the 8th. He has no one up in the pen. Lugo gives up a hit, gets an out, and looks totally gassed when he walks Rizzo. One out go ahead run on first and Baez at the plate. 3 run homer, enter Gsellman. End Scene.

    Not to be outdone by his in-game stupidity, he remarks that Lugo “looked good” after the game. What a yutz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not to mention, Lugo has a torn ACL for the past 2 years so likely not a great time for him to throw 100 IP in relief

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        I forgot about that. I only had Lugo going on 2-3 teams yesterday. Ugh.

        Oh well, at least I’ve got my laxative soft drink, “Dr. Pooper” to fall back on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  80. 183414 says:
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    So apparently I overbid on Gallen, though in 3 of my 7 draft teams someone else bid higher. Then I watched Yamamoto this a.m. and realized I should have overbid on him.
    What’s your take ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      On Yamamoto? Gave it the last three times he’s pitched

      • 183414 says:
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        Naaagh, I blew it with Yamamoto, what’s your take on Gallen ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love Gallen, very sexy, could be Paddack for 60 IP

          • 183414 says:
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            Hope you’re right. For this week: Gallen, Lynn, Chirinos…..who sits ?

            So impressed with Lynn, especially yesterday….can’t sit him. Gallen hosts Wash. and Chirinos hosts Texas.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who are they playing?

  81. Josh says:
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    Are you adding Bradley over either Matt Olson or Hunter Dozier in a 10 tm OPS league? or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  82. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. word on the street is springer returns on tuesday, but i havent seen an official word yet. start springer, benintendi or h dozier?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

    • Fogimon says:
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      Yep, he played back to back games over the weekend and that was the last test for him to clear.
      Was top 4 bat before the injury, you take that risk and activate right away. HOU needs him leading off desperately.

  83. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Conforto or Eloy rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

  84. Louieee says:
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    I can’t seem to find any update on Carrasco since they DL’d him with blood condition. Not sure if you’ve seen any different. Do you think it’s worth holding him in an IL spot? League only has 2 IL spots and I have Mondesi and Clevinger on the IL as well. Theirs seem like they could be short stints and I’m currently in 1st so maybe worth holding onto Carrasco and waiting to see and swallow one less roster spot for next week or so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think this is a lost year for Carrasco, but I haven’t seen or heard anything

  85. Gotime says:
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    Weekly lock H2H with QS and Wins I throwing in Ryu and praying but last spot between Gallen vs Was or Wheeler @ Pit thinking Gallen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  86. Richard Nelson says:
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    Standard points League (Pick 1):

    Pivetta or Liam Hendricks or James McCann (currently not using the C slot) or Taylor Rodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, you have no catcher? Then McCann

  87. Cohen says:
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    Please rank ros?
    Boyd, Gallen, Framber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  88. Kingslayer says:
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    Start Lourdes over Jorge Polanco this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know matchups, but prolly not

  89. Un says:
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    One gotta go

    Hudson
    Heaney
    Yamamoto
    Valdez
    Luchessi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dakota

  90. Baseball1 says:
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    Need to start 3 out of these for Monday-Thur week. Who should I put in?

    Ozuna – 2 games home vs Oak
    Hosmer – 2 games @Baltimore
    Sogard – 3 games @NYY
    Fletcher – 3 games home vs Reds
    J Dyson – 4 games (3 home vs LAD & 1 @SF)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson, Fletcher, Ozuna

  91. Cyler says:
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    In a 10 team dynasty league 6 X 6 OPS:

    Yordan or Soto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

  92. Tyler says:
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    12 team, 18 player keeper league.

    Would you trade Olson for jack Flaherty, or keep Olson?

    Thanks!

    • Tyler says:
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      Also, any other recommendations as to who you think Olson would be a fair offer for straight up?

      12 team, 18 keepers, 9×9 scoring.

      Hit: H, R, RBI, HR, SB, BB, K, AVG, OPS

      Pitch: W, L, ER, BB, K, ERA, WHIP, QS, SV

      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Any low end #1, decent #2 SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair to me

  93. Jean Genie says:
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    Grey!

    My Hader for Muncy in deep 30 team roto dynasty? Both are super cheap for the next 5 years and I’m not competing until next year at the earliest. I love Hader but do I move the stud reliever for the bat? Saves and Holds are separate categories, so Hader contributes no matter his exact role.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more

      • Jean Genie says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. Steve says:
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    Which breakout catcher do you like better, Garver or W Smith?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

    • Fogimon says:
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      Breakout catcher? Is there such a thing?

      You could probably count on 1 hand how many there have been….. ever. And you’d have multiple fingers left.

      • Steve says:
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        Breakout, as in – these guys are producing at an elite level at a thin position.

        Garver – .333 iso, .325 babip, .294 avg, 1.009 ops
        Smith (pt concerns) .455 iso, .308 babip, .318 avg, 1.148 ops

        Smith has had a HR in 7 of his last 8 games between AAA and majors.

        Breakout.

        • Fogimon says:
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          If a catcher continues that over the course of a season, or even half a season, they would be in the handful mentioned above.

          Hence, its not likely a ‘breakout’, but a schmotato. Ride the hot bat, just temper expectations, catchers don’t start every game and usually bat in the lower 3rd of lineups.

          • Steve says:
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            I’m with you. Garver leads off at times and bats in the top third, for the team with the best record in baseball.

            Smith has pt concerns because the Dodgers have no need to push the issue (but should make the change). Im not disagreeing with you. I’ll drop anyone not in the top 50 at the drop of a hat if it’ll help me win.

            You’re lucky you have Vazquez, who has been doing well. Let’s see who has better numbers over the next 14 days, Will Smith or Vazquez. It’ll be interesting. (Garver’s dtd)

            • Fogimon says:
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              I’ve been motinoring Vazquez vs all available C in my league for the last 4 weeks (Smith is available, Garver not), and he has either held his own or outperformed all others.

              But for me, I weigh the potential gains of a new catcher as not very high, even if he is ‘breaking out’, so focus my energy on finding the next stud SP or every day hitter. Watching Smith & Tom Murphy though.

  95. Fogimon says:
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    My catcher scab keeps itching, but I have resisted scratching for weeks now. Every time I go down to pick, CVazquez puts together a few good games and I convince myself not to open the wound. I guess it could be worse. Catcher scabs are rarely worth the time & effort to figure out, better to just ride it out and end up with no scars.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s true

  96. Chucky says:
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    6×6 OBP H2H….Need three…Stanton, Domingo, Kepler, Avisail, Buxton and Big Boy Bobby Bradley?

    • Fogimon says:
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      Stanton, Domingo, Avisail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton, Domingo, Bux

  97. dontbichetteme says:
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    Morning grey,
    Trying to fix my closet clusterf#%k. Have Iglesias, neris , Alvarado and Barnes. Thinking it may be time to drop one of the last two. Best available options are ELIAS, PAGAN, OBERG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold, but they’re all a mess

  98. JP says:
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    Need to cut one, who is the odd man out?

    Mercado, Jeff McNeil, H. Dozier, Didi, Segura

    • Fogimon says:
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      bye Didi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  99. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of the following this week. who do you like?

    flaherty – vs oak
    framber – vs pit
    gallen – vs was
    pivetta – vs nym
    lucchesi – vs stl

    thank you!

    • Fogimon says:
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      Framber, Flaherty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen, Framber

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: Roofie who??

        Also, you starting Matz tonight at philly in 12 team mixed roto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am not

  100. Chet says:
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    Please rank in a OBP dynasty league: Cron, LaStella, Cooper. Thanks!

    • Fogimon says:
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      You did

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Cooper

  101. Yaz Mantle says:
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    12-team, h2h. i have a lot of hitting. good steals. i just traded whit merrifield and need to fill 2nd base with best possible player for ROS. is it:

    asdrubel cabrera
    freddy galvis
    jonathon schoop
    willy adames
    kevin newman

    thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really ROS? I’d try Schoop

  102. Evil Knebel says:
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    10 Team 6×6 OBP QS.
    V Robles, Flaherty, Yates, Alvarez for A Hicks, L Hendriks, Stanton, Buehler. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side

  103. Cohen says:
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    Grey, is it crazy to stream Pomeranz home vs Rockies in a 12 team league. SON really likes the start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not crazy

  104. Trying to decide between E. Rodriguez at home vs CWS/Giolito or Lauer at home vs StL/Wacha – gonna check back after mowing the lawn. Leaning ERod but Lauer pretty sharp last time out

    • Fogimon says:
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      EdRod is so frustrating, I have lost faith in him, even vs CHW.
      HodgePadre wins for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lauer

  105. Fogimon says:
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    Trying to decide between deploying 3 closers or 2. I am ahead by 1 Win and 1 Save, so they are equally important.

    9 pitcher 5×5 roto. Currently starting Max, Castillo, Marquez, Bieber, Paddack, Kelly &;

    Yates 3vSTL, [email protected]
    Giles 3vKC, [email protected]
    Kennedy [email protected], [email protected]

    Swap one for Yummymoto vPHI?

    • I’d lose Kennedy (6 on road) for Yummy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy for Yummy

  106. Chad says:
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    Drop Happ and/or Luchessi for:
    -Heaney
    -Archer
    -Porcello
    -Merrill Kelly
    -Means
    -Musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ for Heaney

  107. vee says:
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    yo Grey – drop Didi for any of these? I can switch around Baez (2B/SS) so here’s the FA list of both positions. thanks boss!

    – Brock Holt
    – Danny Santana
    – dietrich
    – chris taylor
    – sogard
    – David Bote
    – kevin newman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  108. jdred5 says:
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    Picked up Gallen in league 1 (10 team 5×5 roto) and Alzolay in league 2 (14 team 5×5 roto). Please help me pick 1 picher to NOT start in each league:

    League 1:
    Gallen vs WAS
    Ed-Rod vs CHW & NYY (love the 1st start, hate the 2nd)
    Ryu @ COL (scary … are the regression fairies lurking in COL?)
    Soroka @NYM (hurt, but I think starting?)
    Wheeler @ PHI
    Lucchesi @ STL
    Also, could start them all and pull Luke Jackson, though I need saves.

    League 2:
    Alzolay vs ATL
    Matz @ PHI & vs ATL
    Trev Richards vs WAS & PHI (bad matchups, but 2 starts and has been pitching well)
    Ryu @ COL
    In this league I could also start them all and pull Luke Jackson, though I need saves.

    Thanks for your entertainment and insights!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu — Ryu, though Matz scares me too

  109. 183414 says:
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    Please rank Gallen-Allen-Yamamoto-Alzolay. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • 183414 says:
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        Thanks. Btw, Gallen home v. Wash.; Lynn @T.Bay; Chirinos home Texas.

        Actually Lynn faces Chirinos.

        Can only start 2 of the above 3.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gallen, Yonny

  110. HamPorter says:
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    10 team NL only dynasty league 5×5 roto, I have Thor coming back soon. I have Nola, Ray, Hamels, Paddack, Alzolay, Yamamoto, Davies, Will Smith, and Vasquez. Davies is the drop correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  111. William Hung says:
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    Kingery at leadoff today? Hoping he gets on base and steals a couple bags off Ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be sweet

  112. Jason Murray says:
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    Which two (SON has them pretty closely ranked):

    Strahm @ BAL
    Pivetta vs. NYM
    Roark @ LAA
    Gallen vs. WAS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen, Strahm

  113. Smell The Glove says:
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    Pivetta or Heaney?

    • 183414 says:
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      I’d start Heaney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  114. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Would you start any of these (pick one (or none))?:
    -Jesse Chavez (@Det (recently added to the Rangers’ rotation))
    -K Gibson (vTB)
    -Z Davies (vSEA)
    -T Richards (vWAS)

    Thanks!

    • Jedi says:
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      Or Adbert Alzolay?

      • Jedi says:
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        (vATL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All home? Richards

  115. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Yordan Alvarez, Danny Santana, or Kepler over Benintendi the ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan maybe, but I wouldn’t yet

  116. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Roster management question (bear with me on the length, I’m sorry) :

    This is an 11 tm. keeper, roto league with a 200 start limit. I am in second place and am finally getting healthy (H. Dozier, Springer, Gallo returning; Mondesi next week).

    My current ranking in each category (Scored 1 through 11; 1 pt. is last place, 11 pts. is first place):

    Offense: Hits/8, Runs/6, HR/6, Extra base hits/8, RBI/7, Walks/9, Strikeouts/1, SB/10.5, Average/9

    Pitching: IP/6, Ks/7.5, QS/8, CG/8, W/10, Saves/10, Blown Saves/2, ERA/7, WHIP/11

    My current lineup is:

    C – McCann
    1B – Voit (1B, DH)
    2B – Moncada (2B, 3B)
    3B – Dozier (1B, 3B, DH)
    SS – Segura (SS)
    OF – Soler (OF, DH)
    OF – Hoskins (OF, 1B)
    OF – Reynolds (OF)
    UTL – Bellinger (OF, 1B)
    BN – Springer (OF, DH), Kendrick (1B, 2B, 3B)
    IL – Gallo (OF, 1B), Mondesi (SS)

    SP – Ryu
    SP – Giolito
    SP – Gant (SP, RP)
    SP – Kennedy (SP, RP)
    SP – Alzolay (SP)
    RP – Diaz
    RP – Chapman
    BN – Verlander
    BN – Paxton
    BN – Y. Chirinos

    I’d like to pickup one more SP if I have a guy to drop for him but am also not sure who to drop once Gallo is activated from the IL to make room.

    1. Who would be your recommended first drop and then who would be your second drop?

    2. Recommend making a trade? Stand-pat with current staff and don’t pick up another SP?

    Thank you so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Howie, Yonny

      2. Depends what the trade is, that staff doesn’t look like it’s quite strong enoughm, but might be able to bolster with free agent pickups

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thank you, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. PB&J says:
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    Hi Grey,

    What do you think of my Dahl for his Ryu? It’s a redraft league.

    Thanks so much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  118. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, running threw a list a guys in my league that I could trade for in playoff push.

    I am currently in 1st place.

    Any guys below worth a trade pick as this time or wait until our tradeline is closer? MId July.

    Boyd – owner wanted a 3rd rd pick.
    Giolio – owner wants a 1st rd pick
    Bumgarner and Cole Hamels – ownere wants a 3rd rd pick
    Wheeler – owners wants a 4th rd pick

    Kershaw
    Nola
    Heaney
    Lynne
    Bieber

    Domingo G DL
    Glasnow DL
    Woodruff
    Peacock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wheeler for a 4th immediately

  119. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Announced Clevinger will return on Friday to pitch @ Bal. Who do you like between Clev and Gallen vs Was?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  120. Forrest Gump says:
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    Max Muncy for Giolito & Moosetakas

    What side you taking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  121. The Other JC says:
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    Alzolay worth it if I have to drop Paddack, Yonny or Lucchesi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see Yonny

  122. uncle ernie says:
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    So with Hicks done for the year. Who do you see filling his roll moving forward? Gant or C Mart? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CMart would be my 1st guess

  123. krazyivan says:
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    Until Story gets healthy and right my infield will continue looking mighty weak. Guys like Carlos Santana and Garrett Cooper who would be awesome compliment stat stuffers are left carrying the load.

    Thinking about try to flip Zac Gallen. One name that pops up to go for is Justin Turner. Not a ton in the way of counting stats but consistent enough that my infield won’t seem as bad.

    Is a bat just out of the top 50 like Turner fair value for Gallen? Would it be wisest to give Gallen a longer look to see if the value could go higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think Gallen could be Paddack for two months….I wouldn’t want Justin Turner on my team for 2 months

      • krazyivan says:
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        Thanks,
        Rookie mistake got me to where I am. I dropped Josh Donaldson in a 12 team H2H because I couldn’t stand the 12 weeks of ground balls. The day after he goes on this insane run of HRs.
        Oh well, I just learned a hard lesson that you shouldn’t draft a player in the early/mid rounds that you are not willing to roll with the inevitable slumps.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, No problem

  124. frankgrimes says:
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    My gut says Cmart now that Hicks is donzo.
    So pick up Gant wherever you can!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, same

  125. Chud says:
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    2 dynasty questions:

    SP rankings: CSmith/Woodruff/DGerman

    Player rankings: Kingery/Scooter/Laureano

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woodruff, Smith

      Kingery, Laureano

      • Chud says:
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        Appreciate it!

        Laureano or A.Garcia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Laureano

  126. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Just got the news that Jordan Hicks has a torn UCL and will probably need TJ surgery. Should I pick up Liam Hendricks once they Cards put Hicks on the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Have the Cards decided whether to put him on the IL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            they haven’t put him on as of yet

  127. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team redraft 5×5 H2H. 2 DL slots.

    Do I have anyone to drop for Alzolay, or a streamer?

    Mercado, Eloy
    Lorenzen, Alvarado, CMart, Hendriks
    DL (2 slots only): Caleb Smith, Glasnow, Clevinger

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Ryan Vincent says:
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        Still hold Glasnow in a 10 teamer with tonight’s injury update?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think he’s pitching this year

  128. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Guy who throws 105 gets a sore elbow. Never saw that coming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        We’re sitting Gioloto, right? Of course he’ll toss a gem now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Jeez. Sat him and started Plutko – and I suppose he’s not going to come back out after this rain delay *steam coming out of ears emoji*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                OK, so he got pulled before he could complete a QS, feel a little better about sitting him now haha. Even if he did fan my Christian Vasquez looking.

                Always something to complain about!

                Elsewhere – have you seen Echo In The Canyon?

  129. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Not sure if been addressed in the thread, however please rank these in order of your preference.

    Voth, Civale, Alzolay, L. Allen.

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen, Alzolay

  130. Jaone says:
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    Someone offered Conforto for Boyd. Should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  131. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    In a 15 team roto – while Story is out, do I keep trotting Rodgers at there at Util or would you roll with Biggio, Chris Taylor, Schmotato Pillar? I’ve been waiting on Rodgers for the better part of two years but it just doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen this year.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor’s been hot… I’d want Rodgers in Coors tho

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        Thanks – think I’m going to hold until he plays at Coors after this series. Valaika at SS today, they love not playing young guys – it’s unreal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, it’s crazy

          • Crazy J says:
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            The Coors-effect is insane! Just look for what it’s done for Dahl.

            … oh, that homer was in LA?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

    • 183414 says:
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      It’s the phucking and Dummy Black. Desmond gets super hot in june , so what does Dummy Black do….sits him 2 games in a row against lefties, and plays Tapia (lefty) and Valhikea (sucks). Black, Green, Roberts, Lovullo……I remember when managers were good.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, yup

      • 183414 says:
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        Left out the word ROCKIES.

      • crimedog says:
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        I was just going to say the same ha. They’ll play desmond for months on end every day while he’s awful. Now sit him two games in a row while hot. Bud Black needed to stack the lineup with lefties to face a LHP I guess.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • 183414 says:
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          Dummy Black, Howdy Doody Green (Pads), and Mickey NOT MANTLE Calloway are 3 of the worst managers in history. Aaron Boone is a notch above. Calloway sits McNeil after 2 back to back 3 r.b.i. games because…he wants to keep McNeil FRESH. wtf ???
          Aaron Boone sits Sanchez and Gleyber after they hit home runs together 3 days in a row. Torres was REALLY pissed. Why ? Because Boone wanted to keep Torres FRESH.
          Gleyber told him that he gets paid to play every day. He’s been hitting all year. He and Sanchez wanted to go for 4 days in a row. Gleyber said he wants to play 162 games. He’s 22 years old….he DOESN’T need to rest to be fresh.
          Managers are AWFUL, by and large. Just tools of ownership. No more Weavers, Martins, Leylands, Coxs’, Stengels, Alstons, La Russas, Durochers……just a bunch of beta boys.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, the Beta Boys

  132. William Hung says:
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    Has Ross Stripling found his velocity in the bullpen? Just wondering if he’s someone to look at now that RW is saying Stripling is listed with the starters in the Dodger’s lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t fully trust him

  133. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Please rank:

    Conforto’s Mom, Bellinger’s Mom, Yelich’s Mom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berlinger’s mom!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      Hahah

  134. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    As I see that Ian Desmond is benched against a lefty after a day off, and Bud Black has loaded his lineup with left handed bats, I am once again impressed how the Rockies have vertically integrated their poor decision making.

    Just this morning, I read part of Dan Szymborski’s chat where he half-joked that Rodgers would see a time share with Valaika now that Story is out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, of course

  135. Guy says:
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    With the Hicks news, is CMart a must add? Would you drop Kelley for him?

    • Guy says:
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      Or Holland
      Robles

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        CMart — Lose Kelley

  136. Cohen says:
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    Jp Crawford or Newmann while Mondesi is out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newman

      • Cohen says:
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        I figured. Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. Gotime says:
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    What do you do with Ed-Rod can be kept at $1 next year ($260 budget H2H league), keep or throw him to waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

      • Crazy J says:
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        Effing DET

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know!

  138. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    20 team dynasty, just got done trading blackman and profar for gurriel and paxton. had far too many OF’ers, still do really, don’t want to drop dannys antana or desmond yet either. all the stats including defensive stuff, along with needing at least 9 TEX players either healthy or in DL slots (NA guys don’t count). won’t show the prospects here as they aren’t relevant
    C murphy (had been streaming but now can’t while leaving big willie in DL slot)
    1B whit (2B/CF/LF)
    2B odor
    SS andrus
    3B gurriel (the older, HOU one, but he has decent value in this league from other stats like 2B/3B/hits)
    LF eloy
    CF desmond (LF/1B)
    RF stanton (LF)
    util (1) y.alvarez
    BN (4 total BN slots, at most one can be used for a pitcher to prevent hoarding): choo (LF/RF), mazouza (RF), dannys antana (1-2B, CF/LF)
    DL (5): gallo, willie
    SP: ryu, morton, skaggs, archer, darvish, paxton
    RP (7): j.urias, pressly, buttrey, leclerc, c.martin, romo, wittgren
    DL (5): morrow, l.ferrell, d.castillo

    so due to castillo going DL i’m still legal for pitchers (only 1 BN slot used). however, longer term i’ll have to trade somebody away when my others are healthy after obtaining paxton. which of these are better:
    1. darvish for a good 2nd rounder (think 21st-25th overall)
    2. archer for good 3rd rounder (think 41st-45th overall) + j.guerra (could throw away later)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        ok, so archer’s long term outlook that much worse than darvish’s i’d guess.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            his FIP is .85 or so worse as of right now, and when we’re talking 5.15 to 6.01 that is a large difference.

  139. William Hung says:
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    Love me some Lourdes – garbage time solo HR, but now he’s gonna be up with 2 on and 2 out with a chance to tie the game…

    Also with the Red Sox – holy hell the ump missed ball 4 to Mookie Betts – that ball was up and in and nowhere close, so what does Mookie do with the next pitch? grounder to short to end the inning… Benitendi should’ve been up with 2 on there… I wouldn’t be so bitter about that if the ball 4 wasn’t such a bad call – i mean it didn’t even paint the corner at ALL

    • Grey

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      Mookie’s not looked himself either

  140. Ellis says:
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    Is Gonsolin a must add, what do you think of him?

    • Ellis says:
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      Was able to find an updated article, he’s only a spot starter, coming back from an injury, hasn’t pitched more than 5 in a game yet although he strikes out a lot of guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a flyer

  141. Mex says:
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    Dynasty league, standard Roto.

    Who do you want for the foreseeable future, story or Betts? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts, close

  142. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team 5×5 roto OBP

    Streamanator and Hittertron consulted…
    (our rule is, “At least one hitter and one pitcher on 4 bench spots total.”)

    Hittertron says start B.Dozier at 2B over Odor (Kingery at MI – no room at 3B or oF for Kingery) and Bradley at U. Move Odor to the bench for young Bobby B.

    Willie Calhoun was going to move to the bench from the IR but I may have to drop him.

    Streamanator loves my 6 SPs (Bauer, MadBum, Snell, Flaherty, F.Valdez, and Fried) so I have three spots left for
    LeClerc (highest $ amount according to Streamanator for next 7 days of who is left!) facing @DET/@TB

    next is Porcello (NYY) I would bench him since I need “Saves+Holds” points
    tie betwen Hand and S.Kelley I would start these two for my last two slots.

    Keichel @CHC gets no love and goes to the bench and stays on the trade block.

    Hendriks (@STL – @LAA) is a serious “STAY AWAY” Bench or cut?

    I guess my question is, “Do I drop Calhoun or Hendriks?” and, “Do you like the idea of starting who I start and benching who I bench?

  143. The Harrow says:
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    NL only with QS over wins 10 team h2h. have these for SP: davies, lester, stressbird, matz, gallen, mahle, lucchesi, castillo and V2 in a RP slot (RP options are very weak though, we start 4). drop who for which of this group: alzolay (recently dropped, off WW soon), strahm.

    • The Harrow says:
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      also gonsolin is out there, but i’m guessing that doesn’t last much longer.

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