Not that long ago, I remember hearing a story. One I will recount for you here, but you can’t tell anyone else. Promise? Okay, there was this guy Brandon Bielak, and he was real into attachment parenting and had to put up with his stupid father, Nick, and dopey brothers, Tony and Joey Lawrence — Whoa. Well, the Teen Beat on, and I’m reading this from an old TV Guide with Miss Piggy on the cover, can you tell? Brandon Bielak is an enigma. Nothing exists on him, besides Matt Roush’s blurbs. Confession Alert! I used to collect TV Guides. What an absolute nerd. Any hoo! Bielak was found on waivers by me (or was it in an abandoned refrigerator — wait, wrong show), and he went 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.76. He works with a 94 MPH fastball, and a ton of secondary pitches with the curve hooking hard, and looking especially nice. He’s very serviceable, bordering on more. He could be a back-end fantasy starter for years to come. Now, I’ve streamed this guy a few times, and Streamonator thinks Bielak next start is even better — with no Big Bang in sight. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ryan Pressly – 1 IP, 1 ER, and another blown save, ERA at 9.82. Put him in the shizzbox with all the other pitchers I keep pointing out that are obviously not right that is clear as day, but their teams keep trotting them out. Pressly is hurt and/or a scrub, but let Scrubb close!

Giancarlo Stanton – Has a Grade 1 hamstring strain. The good news is that’s the least severe strain. The bad news is he’ll likely strain something else while rehabbing his hamstring.

Clint Frazier – Was called up and didn’t play. As discussed on the podcast yesterday, Frazier might be the first Yankees redhead. Though, the book is out on Red Ruffing because of black and white photography. I’d be shocked if Frazier gets everyday at-bats, but is worth grabbing in some deeper leagues if he does.

Jordan Montgomery – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.17. Line doesn’t indicate it, but he pitched a solid game. Was only beat by a home run to OZUNA (his 4th). OZUNA make love to your Jo-Mo’mery. Streamonator doesn’t love Jo-Mo’mery’s next start, but it’s borderline, and I could see it.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 9th homer. He was pulled from the game early, because Aaron Boone wanted to scare the shizz out of his owners.

Luke Voit – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Luke Voit is the best 1st baseman whose manager doesn’t seem to want to play him.

Zack Britton – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.35, and his 6th save. Hey, ‘member Aroldis tested negative and was good to go like 10 days ago? Whatever happened there?

Touki Toussaint – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.27. Touki did it all and Fred Durst called it dookie.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – Out with a sore wrist, and will have it examined today. Bro, I am not having a good time.

Ken GilesJays said he’s recovering well and could be throwing soon. Best case scenario, he returns in about three weeks. Worst case scenario, he returns in three weeks and completely destroys your ratios, then goes back to the IL. That might be the most realistic scenario too.

Anthony Bass – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.86. He got beat by Marlins catcher, Francisco Cervelli. Think that sounds weird? The game was in Buffalo with fans standing on the highway to watch. Overheard: “Hey, you think this is safe?” “Yes, we’re wearing masks.” “I mean standing on the on-ramp.” As nature intended, a Bass was beaten by a Marlin. Luckily, the Jays won’t be facing the Mariners.

Bo Bichette – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .286. Larry Walker must be proud of Dante’s son. Because Larry’s from Canada, not because Larry looked after Dante’s main squeeze on long road trips. C’mon.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.05. If you own Ryu and started him here, be very thankful. The wind was whipping and that stadium looks like the Hackensack Bulls’ park. Without the luxuries, Montgomery Brewster lavished on his team too.

Tyler Alexander – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER. The Tyler Alexander Experiment was more shocking than the Milgram Experiment.

Austin Romine – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .308. I’m a Romine owner, lettuce rejoice.

C.J. Cron – Hit the IL with a knee sprain. Meh, just trade for Kevin Cron, draw a mustache on him and get him out there!

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4, 2 runs as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I forgot my mask at home, so that’s why I’m wearing a slice of bologna.”

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer as he returned to the lineup after a week. I truly believe Edwin could wake up from a 14-year slumber and homer.

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .233. My boy Eloy!

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.75. For a guy coming off a great game and an under-3 ERA, it doesn’t completely track, but he doesn’t look himself. Just not as overpowering.

Trea Turner – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many–WHERE ARE THE STEALS?! I have literally everyone else on my team for power. Steal a base!

Andrew Kittredge – Left the game with a sore elbow after five pitches. One of the shortest episodes of Mr. Kittredge that PBS has ever produced.

Michael Brosseau – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Fun Fact! “Dude” and “gnarly” are things Brosseau.

Cole Sulser – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save, ERA at 5.63, which came after Hector Neris (1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 8.10) blew his own. And prior both of these closers were doing well, but: 2020.

Austin Hays – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .214. Hays has been far from what I expected of him in the preseason, all 15 months of it, but there’s time and I still like Hays a lot. Cyclops with a monocle, if nothing else.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .324, and 2nd homer in as many games. The bats are starting to heat up, which is what was heard in a kitchen right before we got in this mess.

Jean Segura – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .194, but 2nd homer in as many games too, and nothing like O’s pitching to wake up the Zombinos. Speaking of Zombinos, Jay Bruce homered too, his 3rd.

Zack Wheeler – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.89. Was expecting more vs. the ‘more. So…smores? Screw it, let’s munchie!

Kris Bubic – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.40. A Bubic plague on your team.

Jesse Winker – 2-for-2 and his 2nd homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Is he available in leagues? He prolly shouldn’t be, but if he is then hot schmotato alert!

Matt Davidson – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Game Show Host, Matt Davidson, caught Covid, was out for two weeks, returned and went right back in the lineup. Aristides Aquino can’t even catch a break.

Yonder Alonso – Traded to the Padres as he reunites with his brother-in-law, Manny Machado, last seen at Thanksgiving dinner. Why does it feel like Yonder wants to be friends with Manny so bad, and Manny’s sister is like, “He likes you, be nice to him.”

Kirby Yates – Missed Monday and Tuesday’s game because of general soreness. Ironically, that’s one level below Major Pain. I’d grab Drew Pomeranz (recorded his 4th save), if in need of saves, and, really, who isn’t in need of saves.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .232. This might be his last home run now that Yonder’s watching his every move. That’s gonna make for fun road trips!

Garrett Richards – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.74. Would’ve drafted him in every league in February if I had known it was going to be a 60-game season. Incredibly, I did not know that. Go figure.

Ryan Braun – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. He recovered from an infection in his index finger and vows to find a different way to relieve himself of wedgies.

Manny Pina – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer, hitting .368. Hey, there’s a pandemic, so how is there a Jimmy Buffett concert? Because we’re drinking up Manny Pinas!

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .255. About time Avisail did something besides Prince Fielder’s wife.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, and three homers in the last two games. Always criminally underappreciated. Not sure why. Pretty similar to Nelson Cruz, in that respect. Maybe it’s a Minnesota thing, but Joe Mauer used to be crazy overrated, so don’t think that’s it.

Byron Buxton – 3-for-4 and his 1st steal, hitting .262, and has three homers in the last week. Don’t love Buxton, but I see comments about him. At worst, he’s a top 40 outfielder, which is rosterable everywhere.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Wow, I can’t believe I found this AT&T stock certificate from 1938, it must be worth a fortune! I’m just going to leave it carelessly by this open window–NOOOOOO! Torenado!

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .500. Don’t bother defrosting Ted Williams’s frozen head, just chuck it in the bin.

Jairo Diaz – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.86, and Daniel Bard came in to get the save. Don’t ever love anything, unless you just love the comeback story that is Daniel Bard.

Kyle Freeland – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.45 vs. Zac Gallen – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.74. As if we didn’t have enough signs of the apocalypse, now we have Coors pitching duels.

Christian Walker – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer. Glad to see Coors got Christian Walker going. Was starting to think he was just a good-for-nothing shepherd for Lamb.

Mike Minor – 4 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.49, as he threw 76 pitches. There was no injury. He was just on a pitch count. One that Nolan Ryan could hit at the age of 73.

Joe Musgrove – Hit the IL with triceps inflammation. Joe Musgo? Joe Musgrief? Okay, will work on it and report back first thing.

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.06. Since Lester is always a big Saberhagenmetrics guy, does a good 60-game season mean next year he’ll only be bad for a half a season?

Mike Clevinger – Placed on restricted list with Plesac. They’re going to be in quarantine for at least 72 hours. Their quarantine is a Cinco de Mayo theme and they’re gonna be doing tequila shots with twelve of their closest friends. Scratch that, hearing now they can’t have a party in quarantine, and will be returning their Quarantinceañera signs.

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.57. Imagine the O’s didn’t give him up. And that’s not being sarcastic!

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Put away the smelling salts. Rendon doesn’t need them anymore.

David Fletcher – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer. Don’t say he’s out-homering Pete Alonso. That’s the kind of thing that might cause me to lose it.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-3. He was suspended for six games, and will appeal. Mean’s while, Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games for making faces. Suspension protocols are as firmly set as Covid protocols. And, if you want to come at me with, “Grey, you’re super handsome but Joe Kelly could’ve killed an Astros player with a beaner to the melon.” Joe Kelly has no control, and never hit anyone. But if you want to go on that ‘Kelly tried to commit murder’ narrative, then why wasn’t he suspended for longer than Alex Cintron? Surely you have to think attempted murder is worse than starting a fight, and, yes, I called you Shirley.

 
  1. leon says:
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    mcmahon or austin hays 16 man dynasty.

    thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      McMahon for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  2. Humm Baby says:
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    C position is killing me while I wait on Bart.. have Narvaez. Looking at Severino and Austin Nola on the wire. Thoughts?

    • c says:
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      punt catchers

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      im dropping narvaez for sev right now

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Stream your catcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Stream. I’m just trying to play anyone in Coors…

      • Humm Baby says:
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        Thanks to all. We have a moves limit so can’t quite stream Cs at will, but might do so until we hear about Bart.

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          yeah no vogt for you today then, unless you want like possibly max 3 at bats for rest of week after today.

  3. Swfcdan says:
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    Which closer scrub to cut for R Montero:
    Wick, Pressley, Bass, Gallegos.

    Also add Scrubb for one of them?

    • edietrich1962 says:
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      Scrub for me!

    • fausto

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      I’d lose pressley he can’t be long for the job. Montero has it locked up. If you hang on to pressley I’d handcuff scrubb to him at least for a week or so. Depends on depth of league though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pressly for Montero

  4. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great report!

    a. Ah, man. Had me chuckling with ‘the bats’ reference. Someone watched Contagion 2011 and connected the dots to our current p(l)andemic, right?

    b. Harsh indeed on Ramon’s sanctioning. He got hit not once but twice in the same game! Is that not enough for a team forfeiture or is that not in the rule book?

    c. MLB quote of the day for August 12, 2020

    ‘Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one’s own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.’

    Leroy Robert ‘Satchel’ Paige. He was the stuff of legends, pitching well into his 40s. Stats are terrible for Negro League play and he only had like 6 years in MLB. He did mostly dipsy-doodle stuff and his stories were legendary. Like how he got his nickname ‘Satchel’ and how and why he had to flee Santa Clara of the Cuban Winter League.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Damn, that movie was right on, huh? Too bad it wasn’t a good movie

      B. Ha, I know

      C. I just bought a book on Satchel, haven’t read it yet

      • galica says:
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        Grey!

        a. The movie is the model, you are right that it sucked more or less as a movie given the all-star cast and the subject you would have thought they could do a better job collectively. The script was a bit lacking and the story line though written by captain obvious could have been better in places. The last scene though, creme de la creme, amiright?

        b. Satchel. His surname was actually Page, the family added an ‘i’ to make it more fancy and less average or common. Who knew?

        c. Signed up Soto over Tauchman, love Tauchman. On any other team he’d be easily 10/20 on the corona timeline. With the Yanks and their platoon BS, he’s barely gonna get to 2/10 if that. Love the guy to bits, has speed galore even for a white dude.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Ha, yup!

          B. Love it! Signed Grey Ailbright

          C. Yeah, I hear that

  5. Simsbad says:
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    Look to trade one of Bass, Kela, or Montero?

    • NUX says:
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      If your league is smart, Montero would fetch you the best return right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

  6. Adam says:
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    Should I sell high on bundy or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

  7. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Marcus Semien? Hold or drop for a sexy waiver pick say Croneworth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  8. Jason says:
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    Nunez, Lowe, or Slater? 10 team mixed H2H redraft leaugue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slater

      • Jason says:
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        Perfect, thank you sir, much appreciated!!

  9. G says:
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    Was offered Harper, Merrifield, and Kieboom for my Gleyber, Snell, and Dylan CArlson. Snell, Kieboom, and CArlson All Hve keeper value around 9th/10th rounds but was not planning on keeping any of them with Lindor, Arenado, Trea, Paddack, Julio Rodriguez as my likely guys for next year. Was considering Snell over Julio Rodriguez. This move is to really improve my team this year. My OF is weak with Upton, Canha, Dozier, Teosxsr, Hilliard as my options as of now. My pitching should be fine without a Snell with Paddack, Gray, Lynn, Odorizzi, Merrill, Cavale, Bassit. Thought? Thanks as always

    • Tonkey Deeth says:
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      tl;dr

      • Whitey Herzog says:
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        Great input. I see you’re in a helpful mood throughout the comments.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper side

  10. Thundergunn says:
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    Another great write up as usual!

    I’m suprised you like scrubb with all the walks..8 in 8 innings

    Is Bard worth grabbing if you’re not desperate for saves? Thinking i should just stay away from that shizz

    Also, Touki underlying stats look good and yankees is a tough assignment, still interested in him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Bard is worth grabbing, but have to be a deep league to try to find a backup on the Rockies

      I don’t mind Touki, but obviously can’t trust him in all starts

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    you should mention that Gallen is immune to SONs rankings – 3 straight negative SON rankings and 3 straight QS for Gallen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t remember now, but Steamer may not have liked Gallen coming into the year — and Steamer powers SON

      • William Hung says:
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        Gallen must have that on his locker as motivation – “Stupid robots”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        not as much as it hates houser though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  12. Weeeeeee says:
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    Points League: Goodrum or Dylan Moore?

    • edietrich1962 says:
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      Moore for me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  13. Hawk says:
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    All Rise.

    Today’s case: Aaron Boone vs. Aaron Judge owners

    The charge: Overmanaging

    Summary: Judge hits a 430 ft, opposite field missile HR and gets pulled from the game so Mike Tauchmann can get AB.

    Verdict: Guilty

    Sentence: Forced to answer stupid questions at the post-game interview.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, was a close game too

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      now we get more details, he’s got “all over lower body tightness”

  14. edietrich1962 says:
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    Anyone want to offer opinions on following starts for someone whose pitching has had nuclear bomb fall on it past few weeks:

    Brad Keller(KC) at Reds
    Blake Snell (TB) at Red Sox
    Marisho Tanaka (NYY) at home vs Braves

    Thanks

    • Personally speaking I would start Snell and Tanaka. Should give you a decent chance at a couple of wins. Kelller has been better than I expected but would only start him if you have totally given up on your ratios which I wouldn’t do yet as 3/4 of the season still remains.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Keller, would the others

  15. The Itch

    The Itch says:
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    Lettuce rejoice : )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe, so dumb

      • The Itch

        The Itch says:
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        I smiled so big and deep reading it this morning

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  16. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    14 team H2H league.

    Who to start today?

    Maeda @ MIL
    Snell @ BOS
    Bassitt @ LAA

    Thankyou!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them

  17. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning!

    just got an alert that Tony Gonsolin getting called up to start tomorrow vs. SD.

    Below is my current roster(s); let me know if you’d drop anyone to add Gonsolin:

    12-team, 6×6, ROTO

    C: Contreras
    1B: Bellinger
    2B: K. Marte
    3B: Sano
    SS: Villar
    IF: Correa
    OF: Judge, Kyle Lewis, Pederson
    UTL: Franmil Reyes
    bn: Kyle Tucker, G. Hampson, Adell

    SP: Bieber, Berrios, Urias, G. Marquez, Merrill Kelly, David Peterson, Bielak
    RP: Hader, Workman, Montero, Wick, Taylor WIlliams
    IL: Carlos Martinez, W. Davis, A. Wood
    NA: Mize

    League 2 (6×6, H2H):
    end of roster players:

    – Christian Javier
    – Jake Arrieta (added for start tomorrow vs BAL)
    – Trevor Gott (other closers = Hader, Hudson, & Britton)

    thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s Peterson next start? Prolly him or Tucker

      Javier

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Peterson gets WAS tomorrow (SON rating: 3.2)

        Also, Javier gets SEA on 8/15 (SON Rating 6.9). would he still be a better drop than say Gott or even Arrieta (I’d lose his start tomorrow tho)?

        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Tucker and Gott

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            appreciate it!

  18. Tony C says:
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    Wi was looking fir a hot schmota bat yesterday that could garner me some steals and I stumbled upon this dude Austin Slater. Dude is red hot as 6th ranked player in yahoo over the last week and #42 over the past two……zoinks! 3 HRs and 4 SBs in the past 7 days batting .381 with a 1.385 OPS. That’s some attractive shizz! Agree? It sounds like he wasn’t a highly ranked prospect in the minors but he been amazing for the Giants. Keep him for the hot streak or pickup Tauchman, Encarnacion, Solak, Peralta, Winker, Grossman or Brian Anderson? I really need steals in this 12 team Roto league.

    Thanks and thank you for making my mornings so interesting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I talked about him yesterday — hold

  19. G Funk Error says:
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    12 team points league trade …vlad Jr and fried for Alonso? What do you do…ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

  20. Five-on-One says:
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    Good morning all. 11-team 5×5 league with weekly line-ups due today at noon. Handful of questions for the gang:

    1) RP – Pressly, Scrubb, T.Williams, Karinchak, Bard. Please rank. Will need to start one or two.

    2) Have Tim Anderson and Abreu. They have three (out of six) vs STL this week. Start or sit?

    3) SP – Please rank. I will need to start 5
    Bielak vCOL ($11.2)
    Gallen vOAK (3.1)
    Yarborough @TOR (-5.2)
    May @LAA (-10)
    Javier vSEA (7.0)
    Houser @CHC (-13)
    Lynn @COL (-13)
    2-start Miley (home and away against KC)
    2-start Keller (home and away against CIN)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Williams, Karinchak, Scrubb

      2. Sit for who?

      3. Bielak vCOL ($11.2)
      Gallen vOAK (3.1)
      Javier vSEA (7.0)
      Houser @CHC (-13)
      May @LAA (-10)

      • Five-on-One says:
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        A) Have Didi or Swanson to play instead of Anderson (leaning sitting Anderson).

        B) Have no one to play instead of Abreu, and not any great shakes on the wire. Could pick up Ass-Cab, I guess. But leaning toward playing Abreu.

        C) Also have Spencer Howard at SP. His projected use is unclear. Play him over any of the recommended SPs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Didi, but I don’t know matchups

          B. Play Abreu

          C. Lose him

  21. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Man . . . that Harper/Neris for Stanton/Osuna trade is really working out for me. Clearly the other manager is a witch and I should get a redo right? Right? Please?

    • Tonkey Deeth says:
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      Yes, it’s very unusual for Stanton to get injured; couldn’t have seen that coming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  22. return2earth says:
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    are we dropping Plesac in 10-12 team leagues?

    the team doesn’t need a 5th starter until next saturday august 22nd .. the team had been discussing putting plesac in the bullpen before all of this happened and given the statements from plutko last night, and the seriouness of the situation throughout the clubhouse, it wouldn’t shock me to see clevinger & plesac both be suspended by the team for the rest of the season especially since they were the 2 most vocal about the covid protocols before the season started .. 2020 has been a weird one so i wouldn’t just assume this situation plays out like others with both of them serving 72 hr quarantines & needing to produce 2 negative tests then just hopping back into the rotation .. Francona and the Cleveland veterans have this old school vibe to them with how they would approach this type of situation by making “examples” out of them

    the one thing that worries me about Plesac’s development is that Clevinger has been his “mentor” and taken him under his wing over the last year .. Clevinger has had a lot of off the field issues in his personal life along w/ the injuries over the last year .. wouldn’t be shocked to see Cleveland trade him at this point because at age 29 his value won’t be higher .. everyone loves Clevinger but there are so many red flags in his personal/professional profile that he is just a ticking time bomb of karmic retribution

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose him in redraft leagues

  23. Ryan Burke says:
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    One of the funniest write ups, Grey and I’ve been a reader for past 10+ years. Keep up the great work, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  24. Justin Ralph says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    Points league. We are H2H with two segments each week and you can start 3 SPs in each segment.

    I have been offered Bellinger and Framber Valdez (or Manaea) for Eddie Rosario and Luis Castillo.

    I am already a little short on SP so I hate to give up my best one but I would still have Darvish, Lynn, Berrios, Odorizi, Houser and Mize.

    He also has Gallen, Stripling, DeScalafini who I could try to get instead. Thoughts? I am actually leaning towards no but if Bellinger turns it around I’m going to be kicking myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody side

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        With Valdez or Gallen?

  25. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Catcher question – Sal Perez or Ronnie?

    SP order in QS league – Luis Castillo – last 3 starts he doesn’t look sharp against weak opponents and only 9 starts left. Concerned about ratios – or Zac Gallen – who has faced Coors, LAD, SD and HOU lineups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ronnie?

      • Let’s Play Two says:
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        Sorry…..auto correct. Meant Romine.

        Also, my pitching question?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

      Castillo

  26. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Bielak is available in my league. Which pitcher should I drop to pick him up?
    Shoemaker, Javier, or Sulser?

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      Sorry Grey,

      adjusting the list:
      Shoemaker, Keller, Javier or Sulser

      Also, start or sit Keller vs Reds tonight?

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        keller is @ CIN, which is worse

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keller

      I wouldn’t start Keller

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        should I dump him now or wait after the start tonight

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can wait if you like

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok thanks. i do need the innings.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              well someone picked him up while I waited. Mad at myself now

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                C’mon, Kimmel!

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  What Grey? You told me I can wait if i liked. OH well.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Was kidding

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      so im stuck with keller because I have no idea who to after now. I realize you dont know who is available in my league. Can you think of anyone that would be an upgrade for Keller?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Gerrit Cole

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      someone that is not taken. LOL

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Who’s not taken?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Quantrill – not sure if he is starting or relieving
                      Milone
                      Plutko – spot SP until Plesac and Clevinger return.
                      Jeff Hoffman – scared of COL SP especially in Coors
                      Kolby Allard – Road start in COL

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      None of these are good — I’d hold Keller

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      thats what i thought

  27. mojoman says:
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    Cy Young award to Bundy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cylan Bundy!

  28. prestige says:
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    Have you changed your thoughts on Cease or still not a fan? Going today @Tigers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  29. Play Ball says:
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    Bregman or Rendon ROS?

    Luis Robert or Soler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

      Soler

      • Play Ball says:
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        Rendon and Bregman close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  30. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Remember the old Jerry Seinfeld routine, “What’s the deal with ____?”

    What’s the deal with the Tigers not bringing up Casey Mize, yet?

    They are 26th in Team Pitching with a 5.11 ERA. They are in 2nd place.

    FREE CASEY MIZE.
    (or should I just drop him?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s brought up any day now, obviously impossible to say how dumb teams can and will be

  31. Dave D says:
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    Yeah, that park is something in Buffalo, aint it? Im looking forward to watching the Pearson vs. Yamamoto match up this evening. Hopefully a pitchers duel but crossing my fingers because that park doesnt seem too pitcher friendly…

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      for sure dude, all in for PearSZN and Yamamoto finally starting. Yeah that park is def hitter friendly, right-center is only 367.

      • Dave D says:
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        Canning is looking terrible. Throwing BP. No movement on pitches. Right down center of plate. Ugh!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          yep hanging everything out to dry

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            is it just me, or is he short arming some of his pitches, seems a little like he’s getting full extension – or maybe its just the camera angle.

            • Coolwhip

              Coolwhip says:
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              not* getting

            • Dave D says:
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              Seems like it. Yuck!

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                ugh Pearson just gave up 3 in the first with no Ks.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, barf

                  • Dave D says:
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                    Man, Pearson had no control. Looked really off tonight. 4BB, 5ER. Should have even been worse with 9 baserunners in 2.1 IP.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, it was ugly

                  • Dave D says:
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                    Well, at least Teoscar got absolutely all of that one though (but as a Yamamoto owner I cringed in awe of it). Beautiful swing and arc on that ding dong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, gotta love the people standing on the highway guard rail to see the game

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Also, seems very hitter friendly

  32. scoboticus says:
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    Need a fill-in bat for tomorrow in a HTH. Got these 5-stars available:
    J. Winker
    J. Choi
    D. Vogelbach
    M. Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

  33. prestige says:
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    With SON still hating on SP’s, would you stream any of these in 12 teamer?

    Lauer home vs Twins
    Miley home vs Royals
    T Walker @Rangers
    Keller @Reds

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of these are good

  34. Hurly and Burly says:
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    1. The Statcast percentile rankings all look good and red for Pressly, but his underlying numbers are mostly subpar compared to what we’re used to. Do you think part of it is mental in that he doesn’t necessarily have what it takes mentally to save? Would he flourish in the 8th again? He was just dropped in a points league, and if he turns things around, he’d be very valuable as he was for the past two seasons.

    2. Who are some lowly under owned bullpen arms that are lights out with a ton of K’s that you believe in?

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      if just looking for ratios and not saves, Chad Green is insanely valuable for a non-closer. Also Burch Smith in OAK is putting in really good middle relief. Lastly i’d say Soto in DET has emerged as filthy (should be closer over Jimenez) so far.

      • Russ says:
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        Would you get ahead of the curve in a saves and holds separate cats league and drop Bass for Soto?

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          Soto would get you holds so you might be better off running with him vs swimming upstream with Bass ;-) in my Saves and Holds league I cut bait with crappy closers and went after really good 7th 8th inning guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Honestly, I think he’s hurt and has already missed time

      2. Picked up Barlow in one league yesterday, depends who’s available tho — Karinchak, obviously, but prolly owned

  35. WahooFan says:
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    Yo.. I’m in an 8 team head to head categories league and I was offered a trade of myself getting Cody Bellinger and me giving up Frankie Montas. Should I accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody side

      • WahooFan says:
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        Thank you Grey! Great talking to ya!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Be well!

  36. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Bundy – I think we are going to find out that Mickey Callaway deserves some credit for the reclaimation project of Dylan Bundy. So far his 4seamer usage is way down, slider up, change up, curve up. I think I saw yesterday he first-pitched at least 9 batters with a curveball for a strike. Add it to my list of like 20 guys to deep dive -_-

    Ryu – i was brave and started him, phew (look at the cajones on Coolwhip). good news is his velocity was like 99% back yesterday(lowercase yay)

    Britton / Chap – Boone: “Yeahhhh, let’s not talk about that… look another Judge homerun! 0w0” Maybe, just maybe… Britton is actually the better pitcher now that his slider is back? *duckface*

    Turner – this certainly is better than his first 2 weeks, if i wanted him for the power I would have taken FTJ over him at the draft slot, doh. Didn’t realize we were getting Turnt Up… hoping for a little more Overdrive we haven’t seen yet.

    Fletcher – the low key GOAT.

    Machado – feels like a rebound campaign. And I also think he’s a frontrunner. As long a they are winning and he’s feeding off FTJ’s energy I think he’ll return +value based on his draft cost this year. And he’ll likely be overpriced next year.

    Rosario – Steady Eddie is back!

    Happ – he batted in the 6 spot yesterday! Happ-y Day! If that continues… Yahtzee!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Also Adell – Maddon said they were calling him up to play him everyday, but so far they giving him “routine” days off every 3rd or 4th day… sick meme Joe, nice wordplay there to cover up Jo-on-Jo crime.

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Also Also more on Gallen – Zac Gallen officially broke the NL record for consecutive starts by NL rookie with 2 ER or less. And he did it in Coors! *swoon*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s crazy on Gallen, forgot about that — I can’t give Mickey Callaway any credit ever and Adell’s usage is so dumb

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            hahaha, i get that from a skipper POV (LOLMets). He’s a plus plus pitching coach though when he’s not making managerial decisions.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah, I know, I’m just trolling, but thinking of Callaway as a smart dude is just a bridge too far

    • Dave D says:
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      Yeah, Bundy’s pitch selection threw guys off. Def think Callaway has had big positive impact. Did you see the piece in OC Reg about Robles velocity being down attributed to “ not having fans in the ballpark to pump him up” and “he thrives off adrenaline.” If true for him, how many others like him?

      Fletcher is unreal. Im really happy I have him in my main league. Unforch I have Robles on same roster. Canning too. Hopefully Canning pitches well and bullpen can hold lead this time. Hes been robbed of deserved W’s a couple times.

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Yeah, i think Canning will just get better as season progresses, he’s shown some real promise and ability to pitch out of jams – like him a lot going forward. I did not see that about Robles, interesting. I can see that having a mental effect just not sure i believe it on velo, maybe 1 mph, but 3-4? ehhhhh, idk. Yeah, the bullpen has been a bit of a mess. Pena been good. Key is looking better, Buttrey is looking better, losing Bedrosian didnt help. outside of that its a crapshoot.

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Yuck, Canning is hanging a lot of breakers today = launchpad

      • The Harrow says:
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        is adrenaline illegal doping in MLB is the next question, if not that’s an easy fix. for us buttrey owners though, let’s hope it’s not.

    • primetime says:
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      Happ – ? What about Nick Solak. Hiting 2nd or 5th. All he needs to do is hit some bombs. Steady watching this guy.

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Solak is looking good too, mentioned Happ because i’ve been campaigning for him since offseason

  37. WahooFan says:
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    Long time reader, first time commenting. I am in an 8 team head to head categories league and I was offered a trade where I give up Frankie Montas and get Cody Bellinger in return. Should I accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody side

  38. Remember the Cardinals? says:
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    Did Robert get 3 of his 4 SB when he was in the lead off spot? Wonder if they will let him run when hitting towards the bottom of order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he runs from wherever in the lineup

  39. Swfcdan says:
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    Trade Cody for Judge?

    Short season is Belly going to get it going in time? Heard he tweaked his swing this year and it hasn’t worked. Craziness after last year….you any worries?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold, but it’s fair

  40. RICE says:
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    Go Musgrove?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Musgrove!

  41. Perfect Game says:
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    Some sites have Gallen ranked higher than Lynn. Who do you like better for this year going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think I had him like within five spots in rankings…They’re both solid and prolly lean Gallen now

  42. Five-on-One says:
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    Winker or Aquino over any of Teoscar, Didi, Wil Myers?

    Best guess on when Laureano’s suspension starts (he is appealing).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold on bats

      Next Tuesday for Laureano

  43. Jason Murray says:
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    Best two of: Grisham, Solak, Eduardo Escobar, and Maikel Franco?

    Also, hang onto Spencer Howard and hope he starts again or go with another who will start for sure? Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Grisham, Solak for me.

      Probably grab someone else but depends who’s available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  44. The Great Knoche says:
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    Turner/Robles Combination 6 Runs 0 SB. And I’m being nice to Robles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, killing me

  45. Ryan says:
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    5 x 5 dynasty league.
    Luis Robert and Francisco Lindor for Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez.
    Which side do you like better?
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lindor and Robert

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  46. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Adell in a 10 team redraft—I need a streamer or figure some else out?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, you can lose him

  47. Jason says:
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    I’m in a 10 team H2H mixed redraft league. I need to drop someone so that I can activate Anderson. Who should I drop (or should I wait one day to see if Acuna goes on the IL?)

    My Team:
    Hitters:
    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Austin Slater
    2B: GleyberTorres
    3B: Jose Ramirez
    SS:
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Marcell Ozuna
    OF: Kyle Lewis
    Util: Justin Turner
    Bench: Ronald Acuna, Paul Goldschmidt

    Pitchers:
    SP: Sonny Gray, Chris Paddack, Aaron Nola, Zac Gallen, Mashiro Tanaka, Ross Stripling, Dusint May, Zac Plesac, Spencer Turnbull, Anthony DeSclafani
    RP: Nick Anderson, Rafael Montero, Trevor Rosenthal

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I dump one of those back end pitchers. DeSclafani works…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  48. Will says:
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    With Quintana nearly back, what do you think the Cubs do with him and Alec Mills – who has pitched very well in his starts so far? Which one ends up in the bullpen?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mills to bullpen is my guess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana might only throw 3-4 IP for a week or so, they might just share starts

  49. Craig says:
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    Jordan Romano is a nice pick up for anyone in need of a RP. I’m not sure if I trust Charlie Montoyo to make him the starter, but Bass got blown up last night and there’s been no comparison.

    Romano should be the closer for tonight at the very least. 8 appearances 10 Ks, .375 WHIP, 0 runs given up and 0 hits given up for that matter. As a Jays fan, watching this kid every game, he’s nasty.

    • Craig says:
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      brain fart…I meant to say closer not starter!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed, was looking Romano the other day

  50. fausto

    fausto says:
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    16tm keeper I’m done with Kingery hes a bench bat currently and I need some serious sagnof if I’m going to win praying for jorge mateo to come up. Can’t believe I’m asking this but lose kingery for Tony Kemp or Dannys Antana?

    10tm H2H Redraft – N.Solak or R.Mcmahon? Think I need to start playing the hot hands I’m in 8th place my team should have been a contender.

    1b olson
    2b mcmahon
    ss-mondesi
    3b rendon
    mi bichette
    ci eugenio
    Of yelich
    Of laureano
    Of brantley
    Of ozuna
    Util kyle lewis
    Util ian happ/j.pederson
    BN j.aguilar

    SP S.Gray, Giolito, Gallen, Lamet, Maeda, Houser, Framber
    RP Jansen, Montero, Bass, Wick/Jeffress.

    Sorry for posting my entire roster but that’s what 8th place team looks like in 2020.

    Appreciated.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kemp since he’s playing.
      McMahon at least while he’s in Coors the rest of the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, these options aren’t great in the 16 teamer tbh — Prolly hold and pray

      Agree with DT, but he has been frustrating — McMahon, not DT

  51. Nightpandas says:
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    Lemahieu or E Suarez in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio

  52. Basement Artie says:
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    Bielak, Heaney, or Freeland as a last starter? I saw earlier you’re thinking Heaney may be hurt if I recall correctly. Also, are the Os waiting to play Mountcastle until he’s eligible for the old timers game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice on Mountcastle

      Heaney, but kinda matchups based

  53. Saint says:
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    Aguilar or Voit ROS.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar

  54. prestige says:
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    Start or sit Boyd home vs White Sox this morning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him, but if I did, I’d start home

  55. Will says:
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    Need to add a SP – who would you add among F Valdez, Gausman, Arrietta or Z Davies? Also is Manea toast? His numbers are awful so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman — Yes, Manaea is toast

  56. lwomack58 says:
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    Sano or Aguilar?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  57. Matt Lehman says:
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    Add Ohtani off waivers over any of Peralta, Hanser, D Moore, Robles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles

  58. Force says:
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    I think I already know the answer but should I sit Weaver @ Coors today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • William Hung says:
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        I disagree – you gotta just YOLO

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          YOLO!

  59. Rafael Kam says:
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    Adam Eaton has been so garbage this year and the peripherals are worrisome. Should I see if I can flip him for like Trevor Rosenthal? Try and do better on the return piece or stand pat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Eaton, so if you can get anything, go for it…Rosenthal is pretty much blech tho too

      • Rafael Kam says:
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        Yeah I’m not a fan of Eaton’s either but somehow ended up with him. If the guy doesn’t go for this deal, Eaton may get dropped. Oddly, he is ranked like a top 55 hitter on many roto sites including this one.

        I made a trade I like yesterday – shipped Kyle Lewis and Chad Green for Tommy Pham. Not a holds league so Green was mostly for ratio boosting / slight win contribution (also just picked him up off wire a few days ago) and can def use the steals.

        Peace!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I can’t get behind Eaton — I wouldn’t be ranking him that high

          I like that deal for Pham, Lewis is playing over his head, even if I do like him

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          hope your leaguemates don’t get an inkling you’re about to drop eaton, as i would if offered that, i’d literally respond “i’ll just wait for you to drop him, maybe i’d add him then” (i say this to most offers like that whether or not they end up being true, usually they do though). best idea is to look for some owner that any of these, more the better:
          1. has OF injuries
          2. has ugly AVG/OBP
          3. trusts site rankings in general

  60. JayHay says:
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    Salutations. Would you prefer the Ozuna/Grisham side or the McCullers/Franmil side in a 12 team, 10×10 categories league?
    Cats are the usuals plus 1B/2B/3B/K/OBP and IP/L/ER/QS & K/BB%
    I went fishing for pitching by offering Grisham for McCullers. This was his counter. Leaning No but figured I check with the Fantasy Master Something.
    Thanks FML!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t abbreviate FML!

      Ozuna side

      • JayHay says:
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        Cheers and thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  61. William Hung says:
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    May today be the day that Bellinger, Suarez, Olson, Villar, and Mondesi realize they are better players than what they have shown so far… also now that I have Jeff McNeil – a homer from McNeil wouldn’t hurt either

  62. jake says:
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    Jo Adell or Votto in a redraft league?

    • jake says:
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      OBP redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adell

  63. Cohen says:
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    McCullers or Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers, might be coin flip on matchups

  64. Cohen says:
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    Worth holding on to Plesac or drop for a bat for tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose

  65. The Gonz says:
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    One more question for the great peeps at razzball…
    12 team points league trade advice

    Bichette Jr…or Big Red May?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bichette

  66. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Maybe a collection of TV Guides gets needlessly placed by an open window next time a “Torenado” is in town?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, how’s it going ‘poop?

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Can’t complain. Better than it could be I suppose. Been working from home since the beginning of March and will be here until the end of the year (very fortunate that I have that capability). A lot of new music and shows to catch up on. How are you and Cougs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve been working from home since 2006 — also very fortunate, agreed — we’re fine, you should watch What We Do In Shadows

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            Soon as I get done with Twin Peaks for the 5th time, I’m on it. Heard from another friend in the last couple days that recommended it as well. Coincidence? I think not.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I am also the other friend — surprise!

              • Slimcompoop says:
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                I knew it! It’s the Truman Show all over again…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Totally!

  67. G Funk Error says:
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    12 team points league trade advice needed…
    D.May or Bichette Jr?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bichette, he’s not a Jr

  68. Tbone says:
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    In an OBP dynasty roto league who do prefer at first base. Olson or Hoskins?

    Do you see enough difference in counting stats for Olson going forward to out weigh Hoskins much high OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  69. Joe Beísbol says:
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    Three of my four closers blew a save. And the other one is Britton.

    1. Should I just go ahead and drop Pressly and/or Diaz to roll the dice on Buttrey and/or someone like a streamer, Scrubb, Bard, or whoever else emerges in the next few days?

    2. What are we doing about Laureano? Hold? (I’d feel better about it if he hadn’t gone cold the past week and wasn’t really stealing bases in general.)

    12-team, 10-cat, redraft Roto league
    C – Perez; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Moore; 3B – Chapman, SS – Trea, OF – Brantley, Judge, Laureano; Util – Dozier; Bench – Ohtani, IKF

    SP – Clevinger, Sonny, Hendricks, Tanaka, DeSclafani, Turnbull, S.Howard

    RP – Britton, Jairo, Bass, Pressly

    IL – Albies, Verlander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes, Scrubb

      2. Hold

  70. detroit696969 says:
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    Arrieta ($0.6) v. BAL or Javier ($6.9, nice) v. SEA?

    Usually I’d trust SON but Javier just had a blowup and Arrieta has been solid against two good offenses. Thanks G.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree, I’d prefer Arrieta

  71. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Start Tijuan Walker v Rangers in Texas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league, but I’m not in RCL types

  72. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Love the Milgram bit. Nicely done.
    Is W.Smith stil worth holding onto as a handcuff for the inevitable Melancon explosion? I currently have Melancon/Smith, Iglesias and Karinchak. Gallegos was just dropped and Buttrey is available as well. Would you drop him for one of those? Or hang with the combo for now.

    • dontbichetteme says:
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      Scrubb is available as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Forget Smith, I’d go Buttrey

  73. Gotime says:
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    Morning Grey is it too early to lose faith in Kingery? I have him in a 12tm H2H cats dynasty league at $6 for the next 3 seasons. If I cut it would cost a $3 hit for those seasons.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to hold

  74. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    guess it’s an easy yes to drop pressly for buttrey in saves only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  75. Brett says:
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    Dylan Moore or JP Crawford?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  76. Nitro says:
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    10 team points league… redraft

    Drop 1:
    T Hernandez
    K Tucker
    M Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

      • Nitro says:
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        Thanks!! Gotta keep Sano for just when he faces M Boyd!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, true

  77. herrlibomber says:
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    Starting

    Eflin @ Bal
    Sanchez @NYM?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • goodfold2 says:
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      anbelle is seriously scary, anywhere so far. and eflin is at home not @ BAL (not that either park is good for pitchers of course) -11.4 on SON and one of the worst FIPs in entire league for annabelle so far

  78. Jason Murray says:
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    Which starter do I take a flyer on this weekend? Waiver wire is very thin, but I need one more starter. Thanks.

    Lindblom @ CHC vs. Lester
    Webb in SF vs. OAK and Manaea
    Plutko @ DET vs. Fulmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Webb I guess

  79. stevie says:
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    Is Cronenworth worth an add over K. Tucker, or maybe Teoscar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  80. Trash Panda says:
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    5×5 season long. My SP suck. Have Starling Marte to deal. Other team SP options: Bauer, clevinger, bassitt and Marquez.

    Any one or combo make sense to package? Fair? Thanks and already appreciate the content!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer?

  81. goodfold2 says:
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    sounds like dusty’s aphasia or amnesia or dementia some other brain loss condition is taking hold yet again (like that time he in media called bryce harper “royce” at least 3 times in preseason across at least 1.5 weeks).

    https://www.rotoworld.com/baseball/mlb/player/20383/roberto-osuna

    • goodfold2 says:
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      or maybe he recently enrolled in a late stage adult education course in philosophy and he’s playing around with the definitions of words for fun. wants to see how far we can take “could” without being called a lying sack of shit. later: “yes i knew he was hurt and objectively needed TJ, that still leaves it possible he’d return this year! i only said could, ya heard me!”

      also, in some good news, owings tweaked hamstring, hilliard is in and BB’d in his first at bat.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      oh yeah, in that “royce” situation, that was WHILE he was the coach of bryce harper and WAS by the way, not when he was gibbering around as an analyst.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  82. Dave D says:
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    Wow! Ryan McMahon actually did something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a McMiracle!

  83. MrBaseball says:
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    Offered in trade
    Spencer Howard  for  Dustin May – keeper league

    who do you want

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May

  84. Dan says:
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    In a keeper league, 14 team H2H points.

    Hiura and Conforto or E Rosario too much to offer for Tatis Jr. ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  85. Primetime says:
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    10 team keeper OBP due to short season we have no draft next year.

    Solak batting 5th again. 1 game from adding 2b eligibility. He’s an add?

    I would have to drop either canning or Heaney.

    My hitters are too good. Those two guys might be my weakness link in pitching. Unless you think odorizzi..

    Vazquez
    Freeman
    Biggio
    Arenado
    Story
    Bellinger
    Lewis K
    Rosario E
    U Chapman

    Dozier H
    Modesi
    Grisham

    Bieber
    Nola
    Glasnow
    Maeda
    Urias
    Igleigas
    Bradley

    Odorizzi
    Heaney
    Canning
    Civale
    Gore

    IL Moose
    IL Stanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning

  86. The Great Knoche says:
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    So when there’s 2 Tarenados in one day. Do you lose two things? Or does it take one thing away and then return it?

    • The Harrow says:
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      nothing that might return after a torenado would be the same “thing” anymore, it’d be in pieces at best.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Good point! Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  87. MrBaseball says:
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    Cristian Javierand Spencer Shemp Howard for Dustin May which side keeper league

    and stay safe man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May, you too!

      • MrBaseball says:
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        Then May is my Vice President pick for the next 4 years

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You could’ve done worse

          • DonnieB says:
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            Like Kammy H.

  88. Chin Music and Astros says:
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    Starling Marte or Robert ROS in standard roto redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

      • Chin Music and Astros says:
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        Just when I think I know who you would pick I always guess wrong. Thought for sure you would say Luis Robert. :)

        • Chin Music and Astros says:
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          Just to clarify you saw I said Starling and not Ketel, right? :)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Same diff

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pretty close, but Robert is like top 60 and Marte is like top 40

  89. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Hey Grey. Altuve or Rendon rest of season. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

      • Uncle Ernie says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  90. RicoSuave says:
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    Gsellman has rotation spot now… worth a gamble?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the matchups and league

      • RicoSuave says:
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        16 team H2H points league… redraft

        • RicoSuave says:
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          Gsellman or E. Hernandez?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gsellman

            • RicoSuave says:
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              Thank you!

            • RicoSuave says:
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              Thankny

              • RicoSuave says:
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                Wow… thank you!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  91. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey grey,
    who would you start today?
    J.Pederson vs SD(Davies)
    J.Aguilar @TOR(Pearson)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

  92. William Hung says:
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    Mondesi batting 8th tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuck

  93. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    is collecting tv guides a thing that’s fairly common to NJ/NY area? i remember that seinfeld ep with the dude who later was on scrubs and george’s dad as both doing that. back when those things were running around i remember not having enough channels to need them (plus we got a free with newspaper weekly guide anyway for scheduling stuff). boo hoo for me i didn’t even see the wire till it was almost over, cableless childhood traumas here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I didn’t think it was specific to that area

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        yeah i’m not suggesting that either, but i can’t remember many others who did/do that, albeit there might be TONS of people with their basements filled up with boxes of those that i’d have no reason to know about.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, in fairness, I threw them out (after 6 years of collecting them)

  94. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    You prefer Solak or Hampson? I don’t know much about either – looking for someone to fill in for Eduardo Escobar and they’re both in Coors starting Thursday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

    • Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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      Rich Hill threw a BP session today. That interest you at all? I can lose Howard and stash if you think he could still be fantasy relevant this season

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not especially, but can stash

  95. RicoSuave says:
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    Please rank Kela, D. Hudson or Kintzler…
    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson, Kela

  96. crimedog says:
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    Drop one of the following: Bassit, G Richards, M Kelly, Odorizzi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

  97. toolshed says:
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    Glad I wasted faab on tauchman when stanton got hurt. Tauchman hasnt started since stanton got hurt but started in 6 straight while stanton was still in the lineup. Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

  98. DonnieB says:
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    Do you still like Teoscar? I am in my second week of his “do nothingness”. Do you still like him over Solak? Or Maikel? Or Riley? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Solak, but I like him, especially in that stadium

  99. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    You prefer E5 or Choo in the DH spot in a 12 team OPS league

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  100. hitzone says:
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    16 team dynasty pts

    trade my puig for paxton

    he looked better last time out, looking to win now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  101. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey grey,
    Getting Villar & Y. Grandal
    For
    Kyle Lewis & Alfaro

    Is that enough to cash Lewis in?

    Thanks, you da man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  102. Worm Burner says:
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    Redraft league

  103. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    not knowing the name of the ump in the CLE game i’m still guessing this is the same ump from otani’s 2nd start, 6 of his “balls” in 3 of his BB’s were strikes. wish they posted this stuff easily, could be more wary of pitchers in those games. days till robot umps can’t get any shorter. if i knew how many umps total they use i’d be quite willing though to take some sort of odds this is that same ump (mr shrunken strike zone man)

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      2 more “balls” that were strikes for o.perez not trying to give carrasco runs. bote K’d looking twice that at bat before the ump gave him the chance to hit that single.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, need to lose regular people umps

  104. Cohena says:
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    Drop Adell for a bat tomorrow or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can move on in shallower leagues

  105. scoboticus says:
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    Bassitt cruises to the IVictory Coast for the W!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  106. Steve says:
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    Benintendi fill-in, Margot or C Frazier? 14T h2h

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clint

  107. Brett says:
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    In a league with a category for holds and another for saves. Also qs instead of wins. Daily moves and My staff is

    Paddack lament yu Pearson stripling Urias gallen Pomeranz lugo workman hendriks Hudson Nick Anderson.

    Would you cut any of them for chad green?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pearson

  108. lwomack58 says:
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    N. Pearson implodes today. Would you hold or drop and stream?

    thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  109. hot corner says:
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    Teoscar crushed it. 466ft. MVP!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what I’m talking about!

      • Dave D says:
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        It was a sight to behold. Absolutely CRUSHED it!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ALBOMBSO!

          • Dave D says:
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            Haha

        • Dave D says:
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          Btw, Yamamoto was only slightly less bad than Pearson. He had an easy win lined up and FAILED. Not a good Jack Flaherty stand in on my rosters. Maybe next week…

  110. Perfect Game says:
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    It’s been 3 weeks since Flaherty’s start. The Cards haven’t really been able to throw or workout. I’m sure his first couple starts back would be limited innings, due to lack of throwing. They may not be able to make up the schedule too that would limit ability for QS and K’s. Also, there’s risk of injury. Would you think it important to trade him for another SP1 or even SP2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you could trade him in a redraft, I would

      • Perfect Game says:
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        I could possibly get Gallen or Nola. Would you take either over Flaherty and in what order?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take either, Nola 1st

    • The Harrow says:
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      if you could in redrafts yes to anybody that doesn’t think those true things you said.

    • Dave D says:
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      Owning Flaherty has literally killed me in two leagues. Its tough when I really wanted Bieber over him but gone for my second round pick. Its like watching your best friend land the girl you had the crush on and you get Alpo instead for dinner on a Saturday night.

      • The Harrow says:
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        good metaphor, but a more apt one might be like having gone verlander or morton (esp if he comes back messed up or not at all) over bauer when bauer went barely earlier (not sure if this ADP one is apt though, your flaherty vs bieber one pretty sure is, they were ADP close fairly certain). but flaherty when back (if back) will probably do well, just in relatively less innings.

  111. LaRockakis says:
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    Soto double dong!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

  112. johnnyhobbes says:
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    SON was a bit off on maeda at Milwaukee and Pearson v MIA……. Oh well, try again next week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  113. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. dan hudson/dahl for nelson cruz? desperate for offense….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  114. JC says:
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    1. Cutch, Reddick, Happ, Hicks- top 2 please
    2. Sano or Joc?

  115. Play Ball says:
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    1. Liam or Hader? Hader on pace for only 16 IP.

    2. Karinchak or Colome?

    I’m a S+H league.

    • Play Ball says:
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      One more – Bichette or Bregman. This is a redraft league.

  116. uncle wighty says:
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    need an infielder. cronenworth, moran, newman or franco? thank you grey

    • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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      he’d probably say franco but while the playing time lasts i’m going with LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH! ok, if you didn’t get that one, david cronenberg did this movie called videodrome (did a lot of good weird ass movies: scanners, shivers, rapid, dead zone movie, 80’s fly, naked lunch movie), in that was that. cronenberg is close enough to cronenworth. also there’s a remake of rapid from 2019, super gory/gross out stuff if yr so inclined.

      • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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        cronenworth has the multi positional stuff and if OBP or OPS or total bases franco has NEVER been good for OBP, like ever. cronenworth’s XBH hit rate in super small sample is sick. much of franco’s to date value comes from the counting stats, but per at bat those are nearly tied and i doubt franco holds up that rate he’s getting those anyway. the shallower the league the more i’d say cronenworth too.

  117. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    pretty F’d up that zack freakin davies is now a ratio ace compared to far better pitchers getting shelled at least some of the time. was only forced to do anything about that in one super deep 16 team h2h (had matz, still have mahle and kikuchi)

  118. Pete says:
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    Need to drop an extra bat to activate Kela in a 7×7 (+ 2B and BB):
    Mercado, Bryan Reynolds, Kendrick?

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      no upside on reynolds, no playing time for a bit on mercado, but if you don’t need these at bats i’d drop reynolds. if this matters (not that it should) CLE is 2-2 (0-2 most lately) since shoving mercado to BN. at the bare minimum he’s a better defender than the guys being trucked out there in front of him.

  119. The Harrow says:
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    the rosie we’ve usually seen is finally starting to show up to the 2020 season. hell even 15 out of 25 balls to 10 strikes is FAR better than he was doing last year though.

  120. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Would you drop Slater for Buxton? Thanks!!

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