Yesterday, the Mets exploded for 16 runs.  Leading the way was Todd Frazier going 3-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs with a slam (12) and legs (7).  Actually, Frazier, Jose Bautista (1-for-3, 1 RBI), Jose Reyes (2-for-5, 2 runs) and Austin Jackson (2-for-4, 2 runs) are all starting to click!  Wait, that’s their bones and it’s from arthritis.  Shoot, my b.  The true star, however, Brandon Nimmo (5-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs) rose from the depths of the deep, dark water.  That’s not a Finding Nemo allusion. He plays in Flushing and we know what water is associated with that.  Nimms — Can we call him that?  Sure, right? — is hitting near .350 in the last week, and homered a few games ago (precise!).  For most part, it’s been dank Nimms but he’s no longer unDeRWaTEr aND HitTinG WeLL.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dylan Bundy – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.99.  The Orioles’ pitching is so bad Jim Palmer is ripping up pictures of himself posed in underwear.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .288 on the O’s and .265 overall.  I saw a Brewer fan complaining that Villar could’ve been doing the same thing Schoop has done over the last few weeks.  Wonder how they feel about Scooter Gennett.

James Paxton – Hit the DL with a forearm contusion.  NO!!!  NOT A CONTUSION!!!  Wait, it says here a contusion is a bruise.  Oh, c’mon!

Jean Segura – 4-for-5, hitting .314.  2nd four-hit game by Segura in the last three games.  He must have an outside chance at the AL batting title.  *looks at Betts’ batting average*  Okay, Segura doesn’t really have a chance.

Dee Gordon – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Scoreless game through 11 innings, then Gordon broke it wide open with a 367 foot blast!  After the game, Dee Gordon received a congratulatory call from the President of the Juan Pierre Fan Club, who happens to be Juan Pierre.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs as he activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “If we can reserve parking spots, why can’t we reserve where we park our butts?  Bathroom on floor 2, stall three’s off limits, people.”

Vince Velasquez – 2 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.13.  He threw a cool 31 strikes and 32 balls during this game. Somewhere, Daniel Cabrera’s ears are ringing.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – Left after being hit on the elbow by Jose Urena.  Acuñooooooooooooo!!!

Dansby Swanson – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and before crossing home plate he crossed himself and kissed his hand like Acuña would and I’m not crying, you’re crying!

Charlie Culberson – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th steal and has been one of the hottest fire emojis in the last week.  Don’t believe me?  I have a cure for your sketpicism.  On our 7-day Player Rater, he’s near top ten.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.84 in the NL and 4.22 overall.  No DH, pitchers hit (poorly) and you get double-switched before having your shizz blown up.  Plus, NL East vs. AL East.  Where do I sign up to draft Gausman for next year?

Ross Stripling – Hit the DL after visiting a back specialist.  Damn, the Dodgers are going out of their way to prove these aren’t fake injuries.  I keed.  Obviously, this isn’t good, and he’s likely out a few weeks.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.77, as he was activated from the DL.  As I told everyone who asked, I would absolutely grab Ryu in every league.  He was sidelined for months due to his groin — hey now! — not an arm injury.  That means his arm is extremely fresh.

Brandon Morrow – Set for mound work.  Better make sure you have your Groundskeeper Union dues in order!

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (18) and double legs (5, 6), hitting .265.  HR to the Rizzo!

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  Solid start for Hendricks.  *you looking at 6 IP, 4 ER and wondering how that’s solid*  It’s solid for him.  *someone moseys up with their thumbs in their belt and chest puffed out*  Moseyer, “It was better before the bullpen allowed two more runs on his line.”  Thanks, Moseyer!

David Bote – 2-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .333, as he hit third.  David Bote hit one of the biggest regular season comeback homers of all-time on Monday, then sat the next game for Tommy La Stella.  So, Bote is great, but you explain to me what Maddon is doing.

Albert Almora Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer as he bats fifth.  Again, what is Maddon doing?  No foolsies, I think Ben Zobrist’s Robot Manager could manage the Cubs to the playoffs and anyone with a grasp of the game of baseball could do exactly the same job as Maddon.

Ryan Braun – Left yesterday’s game with rib cage tightness.  We should’ve known there was a problem when Braun declared Bruce Willis was his archenemy in Unbreakable.

Jose Altuve – Will take batting practice today.  Maybe if he’s lucky Bryce Harper’s dad will throw to him.

Evan Gattis – 3-for-4, and his 22nd and 23rd homer.  “I don’t think we can use his body for chum without first chopping it up–Taking it back!  Gattis is breathing, and that would be murder!”  Looks like Gattis is showing a pulse again after a pee-poor 2nd half thus far.

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I’m mentioning him more to say, ‘Yes, I am cyclops’ing him,’ but not much else.

Tyler White – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .286.  That’s four homers in the last week, and we need to stop worrying about why Kyle Tucker was called up to sit on the bench and grab White like we’re Phil Rizzuto in the booth.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.71.  “Cole mines gold in the Rockies, and more after the break.  Now that we’re away to commercial, I just wanted to say you are thicc in the best possible–We’re not at commercial?”  That’s your local sports anchor blooper.

Luis Cessa – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.60.  The Yankees need to go on a diet where they go without a Luis for about two weeks.  Film it and call it The Bigger Luis’er.

Miguel Andujar – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer, and his 5th homer in the last eight games.  I call that an Andujack!

Mallex Smith – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .297.  Juan Pierre had a busy Wednesday!

Tommy Pham – Will return today from the DL after fracturing his foot.  Pham returned from a fractured foot faster than Wil Myers from the hiccups.

Salvador Perez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homer.  He becomes the 5th Royal in franchise history with 4 consecutive 20-homer seasons with Balboni, Bo, Sweeney and Mayberry or BBSM, which also stands for the erotic pleasure from being miserable watching the Royals.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and homered on Tuesday.  Could be a schmotato risin’, gonna keep on risin’.

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting near.350 in the last week with two homers this week.  “The other day I pointed out how hot he is, don’t make me go back there!” said in dad voice.

Shane Bieber – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.37.  You guys had a good ride.  You were able to tell your girlfriend, “Hey, check it out, his name is Bieber,” and she patronized you with a smile and now it’s time to drop him.

Victor Martinez – 1-for-1, hitting .244, and said he’s expecting to retire after this season.  This year for Martinez has been like when you’re in the shower and there’s no shampoo left so you fill the bottle with water to try to get a little bit more out of it.

Jordan Zimmermann – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.36.  The good news is you didn’t own him.  The bad news is you did own him.  The Mad Libs news is, “You did (too/not) own him!”

Carlos Rodon – 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.69.  The Stream-o-Nator liked him yesterday, but loves him in his next start and I see no reason why he shouldn’t be owned until further notice.  Plus, his ERA ends in 69 and you can’t spell notice without nice.  Coincidence?  Nice in there too!

Jose Abreu – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .268.  Abreu is on pace for 28 HRs and 100 RBIs.  The most yawnstipating 1st baseman?  Think he might get the title.

Matt Davidson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .227.  The Marla Gibbs Line!  If your last name is the “son of David,” you have to go by “Baby Schwimmer,” it’s the rule.  As for Davidson, he is the type to get crazy hot for a week-long stretch.

Luis Avilan – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  *rips up Xavier Cedeno lottery tickets, sees Avilan is a lefty too, tries to tape together lottery tickets*  Honestly, there’s still little clarity on the White Sox bullpen.

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Brett Anderson – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks.  They have a combined 3.90 ERA.  I know, what you’re thinking, “Combined ERAs, who cares?”  Excellent question, prematurely balding man.  I’m going to start with their families care.  Their teams care.  I bet they care.  CBS cares.  Says on a card in my wallet, health care.  That’s it for now, but I’m sure there’s more.

Chris Archer – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.65 on the Pirates.  Meh, the Pirates only gave up their best hitter and pitcher prospect and last year’s 1st round pick.

Elias Diaz – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer.  You know how I know the Pirates could compete with any team?  When they’re forced to play a DH, they have to play two catchers.  Ow!  Eye roll headache.

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .386 on the Twins.  He’s also hitting .386 in August.  Weird.

Jose Berrios –  3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.75.  He is so inconsistent I’m going to start call him Restaurant Iced Tea.  When you order restaurant iced tea, are you going to get sweetened?  Non-sweetened?  Black tea?  Green Tea?  Rooibos?!  Lipton!?  Snapple?!  No one has any idea what they’re getting!  That’s Berrios.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  OZUNA so bad this year OZUNA doesn’t deserve cutesy short, 3rd person sentences like he’s in a Godzilla movie.  Go home, Ozuna, you’re drunk.

Austin Gomber – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.89.  I wildly overestimated the Nats or underestimated my Cards starters who I benched in Tout Wars this week for freakin’ Adam Conley.  Hey, archaeologist, why are you using one of those reflex knee hammers on my head?  Cause I’m a bonehead?  Ah, cool.

Matt Carpenter – Left after getting hit by a pitch.  How did Jose Urena hit Carpenter too?  I don’t know, but that’s what I’m believing!

Michael Wacha – Nearing a rehab assignment.  Sounds great, hope his Uber driver gets him there.  By the way, I’m signing up to be an Uber driver, but I’m going to pick up people on a mop made to look like a horsie.

   
  1. Simsbad says:
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    The other day I asked about some OF’s to stream this week and mentioned “Wild Card Melky”. You seemed to have brushed it off by saying “is he really a wild card though”. I wish I pulled the trigger on it. But I added Mazara and Pham this week so hopefully I can start both of them tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simsbad: Think they’re both back today

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Loved the write-up, bittersweet with some hot chili pepper! Mayan recipe for success.

    a. Thank you for RYU! Thank you RYU, too. Damn Dodger BP is soooo bad.

    b. Thank you for Gausman!

    c. It’s all hands on deck today for the short schedule, so no lineup questions!

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for August 16

    There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. And they’re so stacked B. Nice C. Good luck! D. Haha, nice

  3. Ashtray says:
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    Of course Gattis wakes up just as I sit him down in favor of some of that sweet rookie action. What a dick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ashtray: I was thinking he must’ve screwed a few people yesterday

  4. Chris D says:
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    Hope you’re doing well Grey,

    First a rant: As an Acuna owner and Pirates fan, if I miss Acuna when the Braves play their 3 game series vs PGH starting Monday I will legit be pissed. He and the Braves are the one team I have waited all year to see (they are easily my favorite team, not named the Pirates). Acuna is such a fun player and exactly what baseball needs with his overall skill set/personality and general love of the game.

    What a joke Urena is to plunk a guy in a vital spot. If you have been getting lit up by Acuna and you really wanted to “send a message” just throw brush back pitch. Just because you and your team can’t figure out how to pitch to a 20 year old phenomenon, doesn’t warrant taking him out of the game when he is essentially defenseless. End Rant

    Now my question about another guy who infuriates me: Jose Quintana in a Dynasty league, what do you do with this guy? Ryu is out there, do I cut Q for him? He is the biggest elephant in the room with my pitching staff of guys who are supposed to be good, but utterly suck.

    Thanks being my baseball therapist and for your advice. Have a great rest of the day!

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      @Chris D: Drop Quintana for Ryu. Its like Grey said yesterday. You have to know when you got one wrong. Just like Castillo and Luke Weaver. Move on.

      Or as Cram would say. B**ch please. Drop him.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Justin Ralph: Thanks for doing my dirty work, JR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris D: Agreed on the rant, it is so ridiculous, can’t imagine how Mattingly doesn’t step in and say, do not hit him, all he does has been better than your skank asses

      Grab Ryu, goodbye Quintana

      You too!

      • Chris D says:
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        @Grey: thanks to all you Gents on the advice. Q gone for Ryu. Need some stability for the playoffs coming up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  5. Wally Pipp says:
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    No, I don’t want no scrub.
    A scrub’s an SP who can’t get no love from me.
    Getting pulled after just 5, pitch count’s 85.
    Trying to sabotage me.

    • stayinhot says:
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      @Wally Pipp: applause emoji

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @Wally Pipp: Haha! Awesome!

  6. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    putting challenge getting screwed at OAKtown for some reason, even though he’s been a good deal better than rodney esp, but also familia all year. now 4th in line. have these in 15 team roto dynasty holds + saves together: rondon, hand, putting challenge, romo, brach (just got to replace madson, who i got to replace kelvin).

    -drop putting challenge for any of:
    – rogers (tearing shit up at the TONS of volume MIN lately)
    – floro (sort of 8th inning now at LAD,
    – hunter
    – gearrin (now 8th inning at TEX town)
    – giles
    – wily P
    – mayers (appears to be the new overworked STL lefty, even with matheny gone that role has tons of volume over the years (siegrist/lyons))

  7. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    12 team h2h cats league, eddie rosario has had such a great overall year, but is it time to drop him? 3 outfield spots and one util. Rest of my outfield is trout, springer, acuna, soto, profar(elgibility everywhere). Thanks.

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: oh i have mallex smith too who has been unbenchable lately, thanks.

    • Christopher Coriell says:
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      @TobiasFunkeAnalRapist: careful…don’t bitch about Rosario like I did last week. Cram It will have some smart ass stupid comment about how great he is even tho he’s been terrible for two months.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hehe

      • Cram It says:
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        @Christopher Coriell: Yawn. Ranked #33 in Yahoo. Yeah he stinks. Since when is making people understand how a baseball season goes, with ebbs and flows, a stupid comment? I never said he was great. I said you were getting huge value out of him for where you drafted him. So check yourself before I wreck yourself.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Christopher Coriell: Not that you’ll address my response directly. You stay passive-aggressive with your hatred towards me and I’ll just ignore it next time. Happy fantasy baseballing!

        • Christopher Coriell says:
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          @Cram It: Cram It. Hey dumb ass. I understand how baseball works. He’s been ebbing for 2 months after a hot start. I asked Grey, the expert, what he thought of Rosario last week and our dumb ass had to comment an idiotic response. You keep telling me where he’s ranked for the season. Maybe it’s you, the pseudo wanna be EXPERT who doesn’t understand baseball. Just a smart ass with a big mouth. As far as YOU wrecking ME? Please dummy! Don’t be as stupid as you are!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Can’t we all unite to hate Jose Urena?

            • Cram It says:
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              @Grey: I might need Urena on my NFBC team down the stretch. I don’t want to upset the apple cart. Acuna is fine, no real harm, no foul. Let them go back to playing nice.

              • Grey

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                Haha

          • Cram It says:
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            @Christopher Coriell Nope, you got me. I don’t understand baseball. Never played it in college. Never finished 1st in the RCL Master Standings. Never win thousands of dollars a year playing fantasy baseball. I just hangout on Razzball all day giving terrible advice. You know me so well.

            By the way, 5th grade called, and it wants its putdowns back.

            • Christopher Coriell says:
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              @Cram It: Cram It….regardless of your so called genius and financial accolades in fantasy baseball…NO ONE wants your dumbass comments regardless of your wealth of knowledge. We come here to enjoy Greys wit and wisdom. I’m absolutely certain that I’m not alone in saying that we don’t come to Razzball to hear from you!

              • Cram It says:
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                @Christopher Coriell:

                Cool bro. You make it sound like I’m trying to do a comedy routine in here, when in reality, you’re just butthurt by the one comment I made to you about Rosario. You have the freedom TO NOT READ THE WORDS. You have the freedom to post your opinion about me and I have the freedom to offer my opinion about fantasy baseball. This is what I think about your opinion:

                https://media.giphy.com/media/N4Z1w84LnBwti/giphy.gif

              • Cram It says:
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                @Christopher Coriell: Not that I need to defend my skills to you, but you are absolutely wrong about being absolutely certain that no one wants my advice. I could pull examples for you, but you have no idea wtf you’re talking about so I’ll just feel embarrassed for you for being so wrong.

                Jesus Christ, I feel like I’m in the Foxnews comment section.

                • Slappy Jack says:
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                  @Cram It: tbf it seems like Cram only responds to layups and whatever he considers “dumb/obvious/annoying” questions. Basically anything his superior intellect gets triggered by,
                  I enjoy him in most cases
                  dont @me
                  cram be cram

            • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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              @Cram It:

              This is great! I had the same reaction to you at first Cram with your holier than thou, snarky junior high level sarcasm. But you know your stuff and I enjoyed learning to wade through your insecurities to get some solid fantasy advice.

              My guess: this fantasy stuff is the one area of success in your otherwise sad, underachieving life. But you give good advice! Keep up the good work.

          • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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            @Christopher Coriell:

            Nice! I had the same initial reaction to his rants. But the dude is smart. Take the advice, but leave the immaturity alone. You will get along alright! It is fun to tee him up every once in awhile too.

            • Christopher Coriell says:
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              @DodgerWindowClosed: I knew I wasn’t alone! I appreciate the comments guys but will skip over his comments and advice and enjoy Greys humor and knowledge!

  8. Dave D, Mayor of Sotoacuña says:
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    I am still grappling with the trauma of seeing Acuña drilled just as my team is toying with 1st place in my 15 team league. Bad Urine-ah. You really have pissed me off with that 97.5 mph fastball to open the game.

    He’s like Clemens without the skill, but maybe going ‘roids?

    Someone test him or at least toss a bag of urine on him.

  9. Slappy Jack says:
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    Acuna was totally going to charge the mound… then he changed his mind
    Probably for the best

    Prayer Hexagon engaged

    Why’d he get hit in the first place? showboating? bat flipping?
    How many games in a row do you have to hit a HR before you are allowed to publicly be happy about it?

    Why make an enemy of a 20 year old phenom that you have to play against in your division for the next 15 years?
    I got questions yo!

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      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Jack: He prolly would’ve charged, if he wasn’t legitimately hurt — why can’t hitters celebrate… Football players do dances — what if the next batter started down 0-1 if his teammate celebrated?

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        @Grey: You hear Keith Hernandez was defending hitting Tildaddy on purpose??!?
        Is he still smoking crack?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He used to be… What did he say was the reason? Tildaddy too good? I mean, what did he do? Seriously, I’m asking

          • Slappy Jack says:
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            @Grey: “They’re killing you. You’ve lost three games, he’s hit three home runs (actually 4). You’ve got to hit him,” Hernandez said. “I’m sorry. I mean, people are not going to like that, but you’ve got to hit him and knock him down — I mean seriously knock him down if you’re going to hit him.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If that is the Marlins’ or the Mets’ theory, then honestly besides deGrom all of their pitchers have to knock down every hitter, right?

              • Dave D, Mayor of Sotoacuña says:
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                Yeah, it was Urine-ah’s highest velocity first pitch ever. In my view if a pitcher deliberately hits a batter why shouldn’t the batter be able to sling his bat in response?

                I respected Piazza tenfold more after standing up to Clemens.

                The best revenge would be for Acuña to take a page from Salvador Perez (Ardolis) or Kyle Seager (Shoemaker) and send a line drive back up the middle next time he faces the Urinator.

                Maybe imagine a bullseye on the pichers face.

                I am just glad Acuña didn’t get Conigliaro-ed.
                That would have sucked.

                • Grey

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                  Yeah, thankfully on Fear Strikes Out, oh my, I would’ve cried for weeks, it would’ve been so sad

                • Slappy Jack says:
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                  @Dave D, Mayor of Sotoacuña: I also have a theory that in Urena’s ineptitude , reaching for his fastest fastball to make Acuna look stupid …
                  backfired because he’s not actually a good pitcher and shizz didn’t go as planned

              • Slappy Jack says:
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                @Grey: Funny you should bring up DeGrom,
                Chipper Jones responded to Hernandez by saying, with that logic DeGrom should get plunked every start because he’s one of the hottest pitchers on the planet … or something similar

                • Grey

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                  Yeah, that too… It’s ridiculous

        • Cram It says:
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          @Slappy Jack: I love Keith, but yeah, that was a ridiculous take. Not a good look.

  10. Jumponit says:
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    Thanks for the post – I’m in a 8 team H2H league. Is it time to drop Archer?

    • Grey

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      @Jumponit: Though, I’d look at his next matchups 1st

  11. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Please rank for saves as of now: Glover, Hildenberger, Steckenrider.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Steck, Hilden

      • troosh687 says:
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        @Grey: Follow up question – I’m assuming you’re ranking based on quality of their stuff and the likelihood of save opps? I’d have to imagine the Nats are going to put Glover in a better position to close out games than the Twins/Marlins?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doolittle will likely be back in ten days, Glover may not be working the 7th inning in two weeks

          • troosh687 says:
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            @Grey: Heard. Thanks for the explanation man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  12. Please pray Acuna and Carp are ok says:
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    Currently rostering Eflin, Pivetta, and Gibson. Would you drop any for CC (when he comes off DL), Gausman, or Brett Anderson?

    Also I’ve held onto Muncy as a bench bat just hoping he finds some way into playing time. But are you dropping him even for a Charlie Cuberson, hot schmotato type? Oh, how the mighty muncy has fallen.

    Have both Acuna and Carpenter so holding my breath. Initial x-rays supposedly look good but they also said that about my favorite pitcher – Trevor Bauer.

  13. Cable says:
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    H/H points ……Ramos sitting there in the FA pool, grabbed him after his 2nd AB the tough decision will be if and when G Sanchez comes back healthy

  14. ryanoger says:
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    Should I had T Fraz or Nimmo for a hot bat?

    Leaning Dank Nimms since he is in the title and in bold.

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: Should I had? Dank Nimms, I juess

  15. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Good Morning FML, I think I’ve seen about enough out of Archer for this year so drop him for Gausman or Carlos Rodon?
    Mchugh on my roster as well not providing a whole lot of anything, would you continue to hold or so you still think a role change could be coming?
    Gotta believe I’ve gotta drop Muncy now that he’s only getting 3-5 starts a week, I could pick up David Peralta, Mazara, Conforto, or Nick Williams.
    Thanks buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ozzie Smith: Gausman — Can lose mcHugh, I did — drop Muncy — David Peralta

  16. MattM says:
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    Great call on Touki earlier this week…big help first week of playoffs!

    Have to replace him now. Over their next two starts, do you prefer Lance Lynn (v. TOR, @BAL) or Sean Newcomb (v. COL, @PIT)?

    Thanks!

  17. Rosterbating says:
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    Grey! Top o the morning to ya. Yawnspiring 1b – Currently have Josh Bell…would you drop him for any of Tyler White, Trey Mancini, The ever so boring Yuli Guriel?? If so, which way would the almighty Grey go?

    Thanks as always!!

  18. smegma says:
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    DL is full…which 1 to drop between Wacha/Stripling/Darvish/Bauer? My pitching taking a nose dive just in time for the playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @smegma: All of them? Bauer

      • smegma says:
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        @Grey:

        Good point, I should have clarified. This league has playoffs starting on 9/10 for 2 weeks. Does that change your answer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @smegma: Not really, don’t like Darvish either

  19. Launch Angle says:
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    After seeing Rodon go into the 8th again with another great stat line I’m starting to wonder if FIP, xFIP and SIERRA be damned. Then again, the peripherals eventually caught up to Lester this year.

    Pivetta’s peripherals are so much better than his actual stats…reminds me of Chris Archer that way.

    So, who won’t blow up my ratios while getting me QS and decent K’s – Rodon or Pivetta for a standard 5×5 roto (redraft) – QS, K, ERA, WHIP

      • Launch Angle says:
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        @Grey:

        What changed your opinion? A coupled days ago I saw a post where you would take Pivetta over Rodon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That was for this week bc 2 start week… ROS I’d go Rodon at this point

          • Launch Angle says:
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            @Grey:

            Good enough for me :)

          • Launch Angle says:
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            @Grey:

            If you had to drop one of these three who do you drop? I will need to drop one when a couple guys come off the DL. I think Ryu is a keeper.

            Rodon
            Wheeler
            Ryu

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wheeler

  20. Double__Spacer says:
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    Hey to the Hey, G-rey,

    Whadya think about Gaviglio @KC (-$1.2) tonight? I was going to roll with him, but SoN turned bigly sour on him overnight. BIGLY.

    Lurrrrrrrrrrveya

      • Five-on-One says:
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        @Grey: My question is, what happened overnight to change SONs evaluation? No real news, right? So why the big change?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Question for Rudy

        • @Five-on-One: the big change vs the previous night is weather. It’s going to be hot but not seeing anything notable with wind. There is also a reset on likelihood to start for all the hitters so it’s possible someone was activated/deactivated or their % chances were increased based on regular playing time. i don’t see any meaningful transactions. i had set him to stream as well – still rolling w/ it.

  21. Shujun says:
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    I’m thinking about cutting Posey to activate Ramos in a 14 team OPS league…I nabbed Jansen the other day, but missed getting Ward. I think carrying a backup C might be unnecessary at this point, but want to wait a few days to see Jansen’s situation. Do you think Jansen has more upside ROS than Posey?

      • Shujun says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man, you’re the best!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  22. papasmurf says:
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    If I am not crazy, ATL originally had Camargo at 3b yesterday. So I had Culberson on the bench…

    WTF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Haha, only you would actually own Culberson but have him on the bench…

  23. ctrengove says:
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    Grey!

    First question/comment in a few weeks! So I hate Fantasy Chris Archer this year. Drafted him in the 5th round, and he’s been largely junk.

    12-team points league: we’ve started our playoffs (2 rounds, 2 weeks a piece). Bit early for playoffs, but oh well.

    Chris Archer’s remaining projected starts during our playoff run are:
    vs Atlanta
    at Milwaukee
    at Atlanta
    vs Miami

    And I just don’t know what to do… part of my gut says drop him, but another part of me says if I do, my opponent will pick him up and he’ll finally score 3 consecutive 30+ point games.

    But there are also a couple of potential alternatives on the wire – Pivetta and Gibson – that I’ll be trying to stream with or without Archer. Few other good streaming options this next week and a half include Stroman vs BAL, Fiers vs TEX, Ryu vs StL, Glasnow vs KC, Suarez vs TEX.

    So what would you do: Drop Archer or hold?

    • ctrengove says:
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      @ctrengove:

      Start by start:
      Pittsburgh is a good pitcher park, but Atlanta’s offense is picking up.
      Likely wouldn’t start him at Milwaukee.
      At Atlanta probably isn’t ideal, but TBD.
      Vs Miami is an ideal start (unless he can’t get out of the 5th).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ctrengove: Those matchups are not good, can see dropping him

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, Grey.

        What’s your thought on the gap between real Fantasy Chris Archer and SON-Chris Archer? SON loves him, but the real life fantasy numbers aren’t matching.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          More than a K/9 helps elevate him vs. guys like Leake or someone

  24. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Drop Moncada, N Williams and/or Bader? White, Trumbo, and Nimmo available. Also, Kinsler interests me.

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: thanks! since it looks like i’ll be cleaning house, should i also drop tim anderson for marcus semen?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

      • Curtis Jones says:
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        @Grey: Good to see this. Was just going to ask if it was ok to drop Moncada for a Willy Adames type. I’m running away with HRs and struggling in AVG, so seems like a decent drop, but he’s still 98% owned in NFBC OC leagues (12 teamers), so always hesitate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  25. Lubes says:
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    Phrase I never would have considered at the start of the year-
    Drop Robbie Ray (or Zach Eflin or MIchael Wacha) for Dereck or Eduardo Rodriguez?
    I only have 3 adds left for the rest of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lubes: Wacha for Dereck

  26. ctrengove says:
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    Second question:

    What do you think about Sean Newcomb tomorrow vs Colorado? Rox have been garbage on the road the past month, but decent against LHP. And Newcomb is so unpredictable.

    I have a few SP spots to fill this playoff round (cap of 20 SP). Would you start Newcomb tomorrow vs COL or is too risky in a playoff round?

  27. Cram It says:
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    I was at Camden Yards last night. I was fairly certain there were more Mets fans there than O’s. Of course, that meant more public urination, but hey, it was a fun win to watch! Jackson and Reyes tripled in the same inning and Nimmo almost added a third. I was excited when a guy named Jack Reinheimer came to bat for us and promptly roped a single. I mean, that name! The excitement immediately dissipated when I googled his career. An ass-kicking private investigator, he is not!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I just now looked at Jack Reinheimer — he hit .230 in the minors…Hahahaha, oh Mets

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Hey, he hit 20 HRs!….oh wait…in 2500 AB’s. *sigh*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA — He’s got a glove tho! Literally, he bought himself a glove at Modell’s

  28. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Just checking in with this move although i feel the answer is yeah, of course, dummy….. here goes. Activating Ryu, can drop beiber or Trumbo… drop Beiber, correct?

  29. Zach Zelasko says:
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    Hey Grey, love the stuff. In an 8 man H2H Category League and am most likely making the playoffs but my team has been hit hard on the DL with Alutve, KB, Encarnacion, and Donaldson:

    1. Would you drop Cody Allen if I already have Broxberger, Iglesias, Strop?

    2. Is it time to drop Muncy and Adam Eaton?

    3. What player would be the best grab for just 2 weeks that most likely isn’t owned in an 8 man?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zach Zelasko: Thanks! 1. Yes 2. Yup 3, You gotta give me some options, my man

      • Zach says:
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        @Grey: Conforto, Puig, McCutchen, Jake Bauers, Alonso, Beltre, Sano, Zimmerman, Trumbo, Bote, Galvis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Zach: Alonso

  30. Duke says:
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    Alright, so I owñ Acuña añd our playoffs are starting Moñday, so I’m iñvested, but throwiñg at him for *checks notes* doiñg his job too well receñtly is really freakiñg dumb and so typically baseball!

    Seems like he’ll be ok thankfully F Uurena

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duke: Such BS to throw at him for hitting homers… I mean, what’s the point exactly

  31. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Acuna in the past week: 7 HR
    The rest of my team in the past week: 10 HR.
    Im in second place in my league and if friggin Jose Urias cost me my best hitter, I swear Im petitioning the MLB to get my fantasy league entry fee out of his paycheck…
    Rant over.

    1 – For bench bat – Dahl, Melky Cabrera or Nimmo?
    2 – Drop Gausman for Eflin for todays start against the Mess?

    Thanks my friend
    p.s. you should call your alter ego Yerg Littledark

    • Murph says:
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      @Murph: your alter ego’s alter ago i mean

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Yerg Littledark! HA! 1. Dahl 2. Yes

  32. steve stevenson says:
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    Sadly enough, O’s fans (and management) would probably be THRILLED with Daniel Cabrera-level performance from their pitching staff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  33. tshank13 says:
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    Ugh, streamonator was loving Weaver this week until they swapped his starts with Flaherty. Now it’s lukewarm on him. Are you starting him tonight vs. the Nats, or is that a recipe for ratio disaster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $2.8? I’d prolly start him

      • tshank13 says:
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        @Grey: Yeah? Alright…Holding my nose and diving in. Thanks for the input man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Murph says:
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    Acuna CT scan came back normal. he’s day to day. Yay!! My tildaddy is ok!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh thank god

  35. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Thanks for all you insight above- Boxburger or Strop? Probably a clear answer after we see Morrow going but right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, after Morrow

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: so just to make sure, right now I’m holding onto strop, waiting till Morrow gets going and then reassessing if I go with boxburger at that time?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  36. Call me Mabry says:
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    Atlanta will probably baby Acuna this weekend so which OF would you pick up to start in his absence?

    Melky, Culberson, or Pham.

    Also, what are your thoughts on Pham ROS? think the broken/healed foot slows him down on the basepaths?

    thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Melky… I’d guess Pham runs less, if you click his name in the post you’ll see his ROS projections

  37. The Mudkat says:
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    Great right up as per the usual….

    But Grey, what in the name of climate change science am I doing with Darvish at this point. I picked him up on waivers in a keeper league, keep 8, no salary, but after he has continued to schadenfreude me, I am thinking of cutting bait as I could use the DL spot for Stripling for a few weeks. Drop him and do some streaming, like, say, today, DeScalfani?

    10 team h2h, pitching cats are K/ERA/WHIP/W/L/K:BB/NSV

    Have Nola, Thor, Newcomb, Wood, and Roark not banged up and Stripling, Paxton, and Darvish hurtin’ in the bones. I also have Treinen, Gnesslemen, Koda, Parker, and Minter in the box for saves. Let me know what you think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to drop Darvish months ago

  38. synyster says:
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    Not getting the warm and fuzzies thinking about Snell @ NYY today. Bout’chu?

  39. Dante says:
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    Trying to win it in 13 team mixed keeper this year. Watching it all slip away as my bats have turned ice cold this month… Tough spot since I’ve got some legit guys I can’t just drop. Of the list below, is there anyone you think I should move on from/try to trade, or is it just a question of waiting it out til the bats come back (hopefully)?

    Molina
    Hoskins
    JosRam
    E Suarez
    Marte
    Yelich
    Dozier
    E Escobar
    Bench bats: Nimmo, Conforto

    thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope you benched Marte yesterday for Nimmo — Your can’t drop those guys

      • Dante says:
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        @Grey:
        Picked up Nimmo last night. Ugh.

        So I will wait and keep fingers crossed.

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. One of Four Chicks says:
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    Loving the baseball wisdom you’ve been giving, thanks!
    Question:
    Is it time to drop Hosmer, even for someone like Culberson or Dahl? Don’t need a specific position, just a hot bat. Been hanging on to Hosmer and wishing and hoping and praying, but it is getting old.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d drop Hosmer for Culberson, then move onto Dahl when in Coors

  41. Michael DePinto says:
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    Would you drop Lester at this point? I can’t possibly start him today at Pittsburgh. Luckily I benched him for the last disaster.

    Has he fallen into the streamer category now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  42. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Cron barely plays anymore. I dont get it but is he a drop even in a 16 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, can lose him

  43. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Choose 3 ROS

    Bauers
    Nimmo
    Mondesi
    Villar
    Mancini
    Adames

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi, Villar, Nimmo

      • CaptainKnauer says:
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        @Grey: Which 2 of these do you take?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Depends on needs

  44. bigbear says:
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    I’m not too far from Amish country PA… And there’s an Amish dude who’s Ubered his horse/buggy. The catch is that he doesn’t have a cellphone/internet/data plan/etc… I imagine your mop will meet with similar hesitancy, just not sure it has the same je ne sais quoi.

    Why is one of my teams snake bit no matter what I do? And one team has the Midas touch? Does Piscotty know?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A horsie mop doesn’t have je ne sais quoi? Wow, you have high standards!

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: Mr. High Standards was my college nickname. But I’m here reading your blog is all the proof you need!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  45. lwomack58 says:
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    Streamers for tomorrow-not great choices
    Lucchesi vs Az-Son+10.2
    Minor vs LAA-Son +10.7
    DeSclafani vs Sf-Son +1.7
    Shields vs KC-Son +11.8

    Who are your preferred choices

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start the top 2

  46. tshank13 says:
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    This may be a little too convoluted to make sense of, but I’m going to give it a shot.

    I’ve got two more roster moves left for the week. My opponent is already up on me in W’s(by 2), & K’s(by 30) I’m ahead in all the ratios. He’s got 6 more starts left this week and I’ve got 5. Streamonator loves all his starts, it loves 4 of my starts the 5th is Weaver today. All the hitting categories are a toss up at this point. I’m probably not going to catch up in W,K,S, even if I use both my roster moves on Shields and Plutko, the highest rated starters this week still available in my league. Do I split my moves and go for one of those starters and say Flores (which hittertron loves today)and try and boost my offensive stats, or try and keep up the arms race for pitching and go in on both starters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Flores and save your last move, don’t start those SPs

      • tshank13 says:
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        @Grey: I feel like you just saved me from a lot of unnecessary heartburn. Thanks as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If it gets others to pay attention — there’s no reason Acuna should get hit there — it wasn’t revenge for anything except sucking

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU8uOhxtZVg

        An interview with Urena in the clubhouse after the game. He so did it on purpose.

        Lets fix fix this NOW, Urena should be gone for the year. Lets not turn baseball into hockey..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, Urena is saying he didn’t do it on purpose, but eff him

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey:
            He is full of shit. Trying to say why wud I hit him when I have to wait five days to pitch again..Even when he is saying all his BS, he so looks like he is lying and even on the field he kept starin down Acuna, like he wanted to fight.

            Acuna – great for baseball
            Urena – not so much.

            I think Urena did this on his own. NO way Mattingly tells him to do that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah, I don’t believe him, but I also can’t figure out his rationale

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @Grey:
                It makes no sense. But Urena is kind of a hot head to begin with. Maybe he is thinking I’ll show him, he’s not gonna hit a homer off me leading off the game..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  To throw it that hard is mental… If intent was to hit him… If you were to throw something 97 MPH at someone on the street, that would be an arrestable offense

                  • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Agreed. Like Sutcliffe said in the beginning of that first video, you throw a 4 seamer so he has a chance to get out of the way, if you are trying to get him off the plate.

                    Urena threw it as hard as he could with intent to injure. Acuna should press charges!

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah, exactly… You can brushback without purposely trying to kill someone

  47. Chris says:
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    Unfortunately I need to drop a RP to stream. Which should I drop?

    Boxberger
    W. Davis
    Norris
    Strop

    Davis and Norris seem back on track for now. Morrow is ramping up his throwing this weekend. Is Strop the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  48. Peacecoast says:
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    ok I like The Sinner. Increasingly like the detective dude.

    Drop 2 from: Kiermaier, Eaton, Gurriel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s a fun watch, bit of a trifle

      Not Gurriel

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: so what’s your evening like usually? dinner, write up/watch MLB.tv, netflix, bed?

        also when is sequel to Who Is G.A. coming out? I need to hear about the birth of Razzball and your early days in FB. I NEED TO.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have so many things I want to write, toying with more fiction tho — that is exactly my night, tho I’ve been watching Castle Rock on Hulu this week

  49. Cohen says:
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    Grey, which streamer do u like more ?
    Eflin at home vs Mets or
    Bucholz at SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eflin

  50. Citizen5 says:
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    Which SP for his next two starts?

    Berrios vs. CHW (Giolito), vs. OAK (Fiers)
    Flaherty vs. MIL (Peralta), @LAD (Beuhler)
    Pivetta vs. NYM (Vargas), @ TOR (Borucki)
    Thanks in advance,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, Berrios

  51. DaveDoberson says:
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    You Buying Nimmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  52. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Does 2019 Grey see Lucas Giolito as a sleeper for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you think he will ever put it all together?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, but nothing in his profile is saying it’s coming

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey:
            I think I am gonna try and buy low on Giolito in my dynasty.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hope it works out!

  53. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Morning, Grey!

    1) Restaurant Iced Tea–you hit the nail on the head with Berrios! It’s the uncertainty of which Berrios shows up that is the maddening part. Spot on.

    2) Ugh. Tanaka is sucking immediately out of the gate today. On a day when I really needed him to twirl a gem. Is he tipping pitchers. WTF? And unfortunately it’s unavoidable. I mean, if we own Tanaka, how can we sit him against a team like the Rays? Is he now unownable?

    3) I’m going on record now and saying I like Joe Ross next year. Yes, more than Tanaka. Right now I like everyone more than Tanaka.

    4) As for the whole Urena thing, the Marlins make a really good argument for contraction. When a team is basically a triple A team, and can’t compete at this level, things like this become inevitable. A team should be folded after X amount of moribund years. It’s clear they’re nowhere now and going nowhere soon. Furthermore, they’re on pace for the worst year of attendance ever. Fold ’em. And if they’re gonna suspend Urena for any games (and I think they should end his season), I always think when pitchers are suspended it should be for games they would have pitched. If it’s fifteen games suspended, count out every fifth day as one of his suspended games (75 games total). I think that might end plunking. It’s always a joke to me when a guy’s suspended a dozen games and only misses two starts. And for any intentional plunking, the manager should be suspended an equal amount of games to the pitcher who plunked a guy under his watch/approval. Donnie Bushleague.

    5) Osuna watch 2018: Will he overtake Rondon? 50/50 chance? 70/30?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! 1. Thanks! 2. So frustrating, think it’s time to move on (again) 3. Haha, me too 4. Yeah, if Mattingly didn’t know, then he should be suspended for not knowing what’s going on with his team, and if he knew, obviously suspended 5. Prolly 50/50 now

  54. thedood says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Looking for some more offense as the season is winding down and getting ready for the playoffs. In a 14 team H2H 5×5 with OBP and QS vs AVG & W. I own Hosmer so want an upgrade (what’s available). Also stuck with the platoon going on in Washington and LA- have Adams, Taylor, and also own Joc Pederson. Ready to drop Bundy for some offense. Not much available so wanted to get your thoughts:

    David Bote
    Tyler White or
    Cedric Mullins

    Deep league and not a lot available but need someone who will start consistently vs the platoon I have going. Feel good with my starting pitching (Nola, Corbin, Gausman, Godley, Severino, and Foltynewicz) with Eduardo Rodriguez and Tyler Glasnow on my bench so Bundy is odd man out.

    BTW great call on Hedges, been great since picking him up. 2 catcher league so have to be excited about a producing catcher haha

    Appreciate the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Bundy for White

  55. Kari Rice says:
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    Grey,
    10 team, h2h points league – next week (8/20-26) do I dare start t. Anderson for a 2 week streamer pitcher or start my future spouse, Derek Rodriguez?
    I grabbed Rhu in my other league and he is available, should I pick him up and forego Anderson?
    I want to beat all my ego mania male team owners.
    You are the best!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’d own Ryu over all of them

  56. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Very entertaining stuff as usual. Urena should get his ass kicked by someone.

    Culberson over Villar as a bench bat/2B (I know, no bench bats, but I may need a Gordon fill in eventually as he kinda sucks) in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League?

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! All of us together can beat him up, can’t we? Hmm…Maybe?

      I’d try Culberson

  57. Jt says:
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    Bader, white, Culberson, nick Williams, Gomber on waivers

    R/2b/3b/hr/Tb/avg/ops/net steals/steals

    W/L/Saves/era/whip/k/net saves/hr given up

    C chirinos
    1b Abreu
    2b Albies
    3b moose
    Ss Tim Anderson
    If Sano
    Of Ozuna, Dahl, jankowsi, Trumbo
    Util reddick, haniger
    Bench Cain, Zimmerman, benetendi, McNeil
    DL Bryant
    NA button

    Sale,Nola, gray, pivetta, Glover, seranthony, Jeffress, Bradley, Osuna, rondon DL bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Culberson and Gomber — lose Zimmerman and McNeil

  58. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey Grey

    12 team H2H points league

    Zunino killed it for me filling in last week but Ramos is back for next week.

    my pitching is looking a little shakely lately
    Nola, heaney, alex wood, bumgarner, archer and not it is not a contusion paxton.

    want to drop zunino for a pitcher anything on this scrap heap worth grabbing? Also, are you still holding if you have Kris Bryant?

    Ervin Santana
    Gio Gonzalez 
    Seranthony Dominguez  
    Clay Buchholz 
    Edwin Jackson  
    Lance Lynn SP
    Wade LeBlanc 
    Steven Matz  
    Hyun-Jin Ryu  
    Jack Flaherty  

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu — Hold Bryant

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        @Grey:
        thx grey

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        @Fungazi 2.0:

        One man gathers what another man spills!

        I could see w/ 12 man rotation using these guys, we only have 5

  59. DonnieB says:
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    Yuli or Shaw ROS? Or as keeper? Both are 2b eligible this year.
    Bader or Dahl ROS? I liked Bader but with Pham back…

    Thanks for all your help. How do we buy you daiquiris again? Giving you a chance to tell us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wanna say Shaw but prolly Gurriel… Dahl… on homepage, it says buy Grey a Boba

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham and Bader are on different teams fwiw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and Shaw as keeper

  60. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Thinking of dropping Torres for Adames. You agree? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold thru weekend

  61. Launch Angle says:
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    Pivetta or Wheeler ROS – standard 5×5 roto (this season only redraft) using QS instead of W.

    I like the K’s Pivetta provides. Ratio concerns with both.

    • Grey

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      Pivetta, flip a coin tho really

  62. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof – blake parker, glover or hildenberger?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hildenberger

  63. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hey Nimmo or R. Zimmerman ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  64. VinWins

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    I like 5-inning Snell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  65. jadkins says:
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    Grey, what’s up. You’ve been pumping that new Travis Scott album lately. I gave it a listen today – prettay good.

    Anyway I haven’t been having good luck with SON this season. It seems to love Junis @ White Sox and Plutko vs BAL. I can only start one. Which one would you start if you had to? H2H Pts league, just need a somewhat quality start.. thanks sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s the best album of the year! (Maybe not, but I am loving it)

      I guess Junis, but don’t trust either

      • jadkins says:
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        @Grey: thanks bud

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. fudgemybudge says:
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    Brantley or D Gordon ROS for steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  67. norm ginsberg says:
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    Who to drop? Adames; Diaz, or DeJong?
    Who to drop? Mondesi or Torres?

    Does Culbertson (available everywhere) affect this choice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adames… Mondesi… Not really

  68. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Acuna is playing tonight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  69. Gotime says:
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    31 runs and counting for the Mets yesterday and today… I’m beginning to think my Eflin start will go tremendously well tonight… I mean at this point a 6 ER start will be magic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m starting Eflin too and am shook

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:

        22 for the mess..WOW. starting the likes of Todd Frazier, Austin Jackson, Joey Bats and Jose Reyes. LOL

        Baseball can be too funny sometimes. Old timers for the mess!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally!

  70. jdred5 says:
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    I assume I cannot start Lester tonight. At Pitt doesn’t seem terrible, but he’s been so bad lately …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, can’t do it

  71. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Six games for Urena.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be back in time for the next Braves/Marlins series on 8/24, get ready!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        Very interesting. They have to urena right?

        Sure the benches will be warned before the game starts. So I use an opener starter to hit him..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You gotta go high and tight and miss him for 3 straight pitches then K him

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey:

            nice!

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            @Grey: So many “unwritten rules” in play here.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  72. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Hit is the key word missing from first post..lol

  73. Molina bros bbq says:
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    1.Which of would you want to own right now? Need a guy who is going to play and chip in with counting stats. 5×5 obp league, no avg.

    Tyler O’Neil, nick Williams, Jason Hayward, Kepler, reddick, Kyle tucker, jbj

    2. Need to drop givens or Hector Robson. Givens is the drop yes?

    Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Williams 2. Givens

  74. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Damn…you take one morning off from reading to drive home from vacation and it’s getting all fiesty up in here (e.g., Cram It vs. CC). I like a good fantasy baseball blog war of words as things were getting too comfortable.

    Anythehoo…is Tyler White worth picking up and starting over Hosmer? I’m sadly thinking no, but thought I’d ask.

    Also, a couple days ago you said Beckham or Crawford were the best options for my 2B/SS position out on the waiver wire. They’re still there. Do Culberson, Bote, or Forsythe fit into the mix at all? Appreciate the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, keeps everyone on their toes!

      Grab Tyler of the White

      I do like Bote, hitting third, pretty tasty

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  75. polish neighbor says:
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    I bet you are watching Jon Gray pitching :***

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was! For a little while, had to take Cougs to dinner — effin’ Cougs

      • polish neighbor says:
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        @Grey: What can do haha! Have a good night broski.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, you too!

  76. fleeced says:
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    which one should I drop?

    Jake Bauers, Devers, Villar, Muncy or Conforto?

    Leaning Bauers or Devers..hoping Muncy can get some playing time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Bauers if Muncy is a bench bat, but Muncy is not getting PT back without an injury to someone

  77. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I would be more than fine with taking Eflin out here.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Kapler is an absolute idiot. Eflin was done after 6. Fairly fortunate to have such a nice line. Leaves him in there and can only get 2 outs while giving up 2 runs on three hits.

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Fred Garvin MP: watched unfold as well… was thinking all the same… dont have eflin going anywhere but am a phillies fan

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        So annoying

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  78. andfog99 says:
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    Ramos or Grandal ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  79. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    From the DFS RCL chat:

    8/16 7:17:23 AM Johnny Utahs: Wins freaking wins. 7 legit real life standing points up for grabs each and every night with that log jam.

    8/16 7:17:47 AM Johnny Utahs: gimme some wins baseball gods.

    8/16 12:29:12 PM Vin: Psst, baseball gods. I heard Johnny U say you were garbage. Feel free to ignore his request. In fact, only the Canadians in this league deserve any wins. Have a nice day.

    8/16 2:25:31 PM MASH UNIT 1: I think someone should put a tariff on wins. Just sayin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  80. Slimcompoop says:
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    Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is apparently “running the bases” during his recovery from an ankle/knee sprain. Since you’re probably during your prep for tomorrow’s column and buy/sell, I’m making a case that you include him on your “buy” side of the equation.

    Lourdes didn’t do much when he was called up at the end of April, but after the Jays sent him down, when he came back at the end of June he raked. In 19 games he put up a line of .423 Avg, .438 OBP, and .648 SLG% before he got hurt. Sust Jaying…

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