Who ropes us in? Did you just answer, “A rodeo cowboy?” No, I’m talking about in fantasy. Did you just say, “My fantasies involve rodeo cowboys?” I’m saying Bud Black ropes us in…*sees your eyes start to glaze over*…like a great rodeo cowboy! Now that I have your attention, David Dahl was IL’d with something. He is Mr. Glass. I won’t hear otherwise. Earlier this summer it was reported Dahl had no spleen. I have no idea what a spleen does, but if I were a scientist, I’d be looking into how no spleen equals a litany of injuries. “Is the spleen connected to back pain?” That’s me as a scientist while not knowing anything a scientist might know. So, Brendan Rodgers was called up! I grabbed him in all leagues where I could. He could be the call-up — flashing power, some speed and solid average because, and I can’t stress this enough after saying something that is meant to stress this:  Coors. In only 37 games in Triple-A last year, he hit 9 HRs and .350, and guess how many games the Rockies had left when he was called up. Ding, ding, ding — 37! Hopefully, Bud Black isn’t just roping us in again. “I caught me some rodeo clowns.” That’s Bud Black. That bastard. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yordan Alvarez – Will miss the rest of the season to have his torn patella tendon repaired. Plays a sad note on the piano, softly, delicately sings, “I wanna see Yordan…your dong…dong…dong…”

Framber Valdez – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.72. Don’t want to take anything away from him for what could be his star mitzvah, but he’s not pitching anywhere near as good as his ERA is saying. Of course, I’d own him. Cust kayin’.

Kyle Tucker – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .227. The Marla Gibbs line! Tucker came within two bases of a club record of 13 total bases. With his homer, he had two triples and a single, which is actually much rarer than a cycle. Call it a Segway.

Carlos Correa – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .321. Carlos N. Coorsea! No? How about Coorslos Correa? Still bad? Okay.

Casey Mize – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 Ks, in his major league debut. Hello splitter cutter sinker, goodbye you. Yeah, he was as good as advertised even if the results don’t track. That’s just the nature of rookie pitchers. Want some of dem roofies, then line up and take one down. It’s gonna be hit or miss, in every way, for this season. In dynasty? *throwing dollars like in a strip club, but at your dynasty team page*

Jeimer Candelario – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .257, as he hit leadoff. Jeimer was a popular sleep–Okay, messing around. He’s barely popular in his own house.

Dane Dunning – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 Ks as he made his major league debut on the other side of Mize. Such perfect symmetry that both pitchers had the exact same lines. Perfectly encapsulates rookie pitchers. Prospect Ralph said of Dunning, “Dunning leans heavily on a mid-90s fastball, that tops out at 96. The pitch is defined by it’s heavy sink, generating lots of weak contact. His secondaries start with a two-plane slider, that gets swings and misses, and an above-average/average changeup he mixes in to lefties. He commands his arsenal well, and shows mature pitchability, and sequencing. Speaking of sequencing, Grey has the same DNA sequencing as a jackass.” Hey! I had to go all the way back to Ralph because Dunning had Tommy John surgery and hasn’t pitched since 2018. At the time, he was a sexy name, but what has Dane Dunning recently? *hand on chin* Hmm…? I kid. He looked as solid as Mize, but for this year? Meh.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4 and two solo homers (3, 4). Wonder if Nelson Cruz ever looks at Edwin and he’s like, “That’ll be me in three years,” then is like, “Wait, he’s younger than me?”

Nate Pearson – Hit the IL with elbow tightness. In the immortal words of Dewey from Malcolm in the Middle, “I expect nothing and I’m still let down.”

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, 4th homer in the last four games, 17 homers in the last week, and it is glorious, isn’t it? Here’s what I said after his homer on Sunday, “He’s never hit just one home run that wasn’t followed by another home run in the next game. Yes, I realize that means he should hit something like 150 homers every normal season, but don’t think about it too long.” And that’s me quoting me! How many homers can Grichuk chuck before Grichuk stops chucking homers? I’d guess eight, unless that’s a rhetorical.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I brought everyone in some brownies my neighbor made me. Be careful if you’re allergic to cranberries. Though…my neighbor called them ‘cranabis.'”

Nick Senzel – Hit the undisclosed-we-know-what-that-means IL. MLB is such a brilliant organization. Here’s the scenario: MLB two weeks ago, “Don’t do high-fives.” After a victory, Reds line up to do high-fives. A coach runs on field, “Senzel don’t high-five anyone!” Five days later, “Senzel is IL’d for reasons we can’t discuss.” How dumb do we appear?

Luis Castillo – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.44. Castillo is making it increasingly difficult for me to justify putting in the time to learn how to say his name.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 0.68. Give Bauer all 7-inning complete games and the Cy Young. Let’s go!

Jesse Winker – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. Kept that hotness right through the layoff like a bubbling test tube that you’d see from his doppelgänger, Beaker. Seriously, google “Jesse Winker neck.”

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-3 and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting, okay, ignore that for now. Let’s go, Eugenio, and all his owners, you Eugeniuses!

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer. The Greek God of Hard Contact’s homer led to one of the most bizarre home run calls ever. Right into the Judgement-Free Zone:

Brad Keller – 6 2/3 IP, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Keller beat the Reds Senzeless. Thanks, Coach Sullivan!

Matt Harvey – 3 IP, 3 ER in his 1st start for the Royals. Every year a new team’s fans talk about how Matt Harvey is such a steal if he can stay healthy, a tradition like none other.

Jesus Luzardo – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.67. I know we’re not even halfway through this season (ha!), but it’s gonna be hard for me to not rank Luzardo in the top 25 starters next year.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .180. Fun fact! Odor could go 2-for-4 every game and he’d be hitting below .200. Don’t ask how, facts are facts.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.37 vs. Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.26. This matchup was billed as, “Grey had both of these guys in a ton of leagues, couldn’t I get one damn win?! Two no decisions? Are you serious?! Dubya tee eff!” Unofficial matchup billing name, obviously.

Rafael Montero – 1 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.26. For the sake of everyone that rosters you, you can’t just walk in the winning run vs. giving up a grand slam? This feels like common sense.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer. Fun the Jewels is going to go 25/15 in only 60 games, isn’t he?

Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .22222222…2222222….22222…2222. Okay, you get the picture. Like he got the pitcher, Rafael Montero.

Aaron Civale – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.91. I want to just test a theory. Can the Indians trade for Steven Matz and start him? Beginning to think anyone they start is a good starter. Streamonator did like this start, and not Civale’s next one vs. the Twins, and can understand that.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Oye como yay!

Steven Brault – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00. ‘Member that voodoo magic Trevor Williams was drinking a couple years ago? Well, Brault’s stirring a cauldron of frog tails and witches’ areolae. Lack of Ks makes him only interesting in very deep leagues.

Yonny Chirinos – Hit the IL with an elbow strain. “Damn it and these new strains!” That’s pitchers and dispensary employees labeling new product.

Tyler Glasnow – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 6.00. Anything over 3 IP is a “Tampa Bay Rays’ Quality Start.”

Luke Voit – 1-for-2 and his 9th homer. Luke Voit and the final 60 games of any season? Find a more iconic duo.

Gerrit Cole – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.75. Sure, it’s okay. But I’d ask for a refund for the time it took you to read whichever fantasy ‘pert told you you had to draft a top starter in a short season.

Pablo Lopez – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.42. Loved Pab-Lo going into this year, and I own him in a few leagues, because he was basically free in drafts. First real challenge for him coming up in his next start, and I’m ready, which is the most important thing.

Rich Hill – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER as he was activated from the IL. And…he’s…back to the IL…Well, not yet back on the IL, but I think if I stall long enough to end this sentence it might happen before I finish…Anything? Guess not, but soon.

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Marwin feels like the exact opposite of Grichuk, in that Marwin never homers in back-to-back games. Watch it happen now.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .237, as he hit leadoff. Counsell’s having a hard time finding a leadoff hitter, vacillating between Avisail, Sogard, Omar Narvaez (yes, he hit leadoff), and now Braun. Maybe Counsell doesn’t even mean for these guys to hit leadoff, but when you hold the pen so weirdly over your head while filling out the lineup card it makes it hard to judge the lines.

Keston Hiura – 3-for-4, 2 runs and 6th homer, hitting .247. A five spot says Hiura is hitting .315 by this time next week. A bet that I will either forget about or demand you pay up if it’s right. C’mon, who’s in?

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer. For next year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby, they should have Avisail vs. Nomar Mazara and watch as they each hit one 550-foot homer.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .205. Woof on that average. Get your shizz together, otherwise Christian is gonna make a lot of believers into non-believers.

Rafael Devers – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .231 and his ERA is at–Wait, sorry, I saw Devers make a 57 MPH throw from 3rd and confused Devers with one of the Red Sox’s starters.

Johnny Cueto – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.35. Has been your standard “That’s great for a deep league, but I can’t hold that in a shallower league” pitcher.

Austin Slater – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .341. The top three hitters in the Giants’ lineup are better than your favorite team. For that matter, Wilmer Flores (2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .301) hasn’t been bad either.

Tony Gonsolin – Optioned to the alternate training site. Obviously, the Dodgers have confused alternate training with alternative thinking.

Julio Urias – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.74. Good news is there was no reported injury. The bad news is everything else. The worse news is I’m expecting to hear about an injury today.

Max Muncy – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. Gonna start calling him The Fugitive, because he only needs one arm to kill it.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .178. Tweaking his swing to use a 90-degree launch angle might not have been the best move.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer. Assuming Dave Roberts doesn’t randomly sit Pederson for no reason, Joc will now go on one of his trademark five-home-runs-in-seven-games stretches.

Dylan Moore – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (5) and legs (6), hitting .297. Not even going to look at our Player Rater, but can promise you that 5 HRs and 6 SBs with a solid average is a lot higher than you would’ve guessed.

Austin Nola – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .279. If you showed up at your draft this year with a neck-full of beads and only drafted Nolas, you’d be doing all right for fantasy and might’ve got Bob from accounting to flash his chest.

Daniel Vogelbach – Designated for assignment. His assignment is to find someone else to feed him.

Alec Mills – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.76. The Regression Fairies have a Hello Kitty cellphone case and will destroy your ratios.

Ian Happ – 2-for-6 and his 6th homer, hitting .315. Right now as I am typing this, even as I stretch out what I’m typing by typing the same words over and over and over, Happ is owned in less than 50% of leagues. Are people checked out and looking at our 2020 fantasy football rankings? Is this just a sloppy way of clickbaiting you? Who’s to say!

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-7, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer. Carpenter really nailed it!

Jack Flaherty – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.12 and out after 41 pitches. He’s on pace for 16 IP this year. Whee! Not sure what advice to give on Flaherty. Can you sell him? That seems unlikely. Can you drop him? That doesn’t seem wise either. Guess ride it out, but you are never going to get your value back for where you drafted him. Sorry, it sucks.

Johan Oviedo – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.60 vs. Adbert Alzolay – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.00. This pitching matchup looks like top-tier Scrabble plays. Alzolay is a great bingo!

 
  1. birrrdy! says:
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    Nice Craig Counsel batting reference with the lineup pencil. Is old guys remember. Brilliant!

    • birrrdy! says:
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      “Us” old guys…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  2. Yaz Mantle says:
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    Which (and there can be more than 1) of these SP’s can be sent to waivers right now?

    merrill kelley
    chris bassitt
    jake odorizzi
    andrew heaney
    Dylan Bundy

    • Night.hawk says:
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      Who would you drop Hosmer for?

      Voit, La Stella, Nunez or Votto?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Voit

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depending on league depth, all of them. Bundy, Odorizzi and Bassitt would be the top 3 to keep for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at upcoming matchups — Odorizzi and Heaney are pretty droppable

  3. Dr Easy says:
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    It’s spelled Rich HILl, amirite? Rich Ill works too.

    Seth Lugo is a starter now, starting against the MIA Marlins tomorrow. Start him, drop him (probably on a pitch count and no longer SAGNOF), or start him then drop him?

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      I am keeping Lugo. It will take until early September for him to be properly stretched out but we might get some good 6+ IP starts out of him next month.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Start then drop I’d say

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      I could see him getting up to 5ip by next week if he’s throwing efficiently. I think he gets Miami again next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup — prolly can drop, but he might throw a good inning or two

  4. Night. hawk says:
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    Which out of the three would you pick up?

    Winker, Nimmo or Lewis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

  5. Ky says:
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    In my 10-team roto league, I just received an offer with Yelich & Ketal Marte for my Trout…. not sure if I should accept it given Yelich’s performance… if I do I will then likely drop cardinal’s Dylan Carlson.

    Should I take it…? Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take the yelich side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great report, as good as it gets.

    a. Thank you, O Fantasy Master Lothario, for not mentioning all three of my triumvirate of failure yesterday…aka the failed legal team of Montero, Miller and Kintzler. Dropped Miller for Workman who got a 3-run save yesterday! So there’ is light at the end of the tunnel.

    b. MLB quote of the day for August 20, 2020

    ‘I don’t know nothin’ about him. Why are you asking me about Jackie Robinson?’

    Vincent ‘Vince’ Maurice Coleman, aka No, I’m not Vince Coleman the famous train dispatcher!

    Coleman holds the Florida A and M record for SB in a season (65). He also stole 145 bases for the Macon Redbirds of the SAL in 1983 and stole 101 bases for the Louisville Redbirds in 1984. I think they figured it out that he was fast – the connection from yesterday’s and the day before’s quotes. He’s also the first player in the 20th century to steal 100 bases in his first three seasons and the ONLY player to steal 100 bases in three consecutive seasons. He is also the fastest to 500 steals (804 games) in MLB history. Lastly, he holds the rookie record for steals (110).

    Coleman’s 162-game average…

    705 PA, 639 AB, 100 R, 168 H, 21 2B, 11 3B, 3 HR, 41 RBI, 89 SB, 21 CS, 56 BB, 113 K, .264/.324/.345 slash line, 83 OPS+, 220 TB

    His best season by many counts was his 1987 season. His ROY season (1985) was pretty good too.

    702 PA, 623 AB, 121 R, 180 H, 14 2B, 10 3B, 3 HR, 43 RBI, 109 SB, 22 CS, 70 BB, 126 K, .289/.363/.358 slash line, 91 OPS+, 223 TB

    His career tanked after he left the Cards for free agency to join the Mets. A one-trick pony.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Montero was brutal

      B. Then Vince threw a firecracker at the reporter — I kid, but not entirely

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        a. He did, he did! At Dodger stadium to chase away fans for the signing session and guess what? He injured a poor child with his stupid trick. Not good. He was fast.

        b. Montero was all right. I saw it was 4 runs, 3 earned. They were thinking even with Machado at the plate that they would get him out up 3-2 for the save. He’ll be fine.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Yup

          B. True

  7. Arod’s Frost says:
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    Drop Ed Escobar for B Rodgers?

    Muchos Gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  8. Eddie Bravo says:
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    Good morning Grey, I’m looking to move Soroka as he’s probably out until this time next year. What kind of value do you think he has long term and what type of player should I be looking for? Thanks so much

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take anything you can get pretty much

      • Eddie Bravo says:
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        It’s a dynasty so his long term value is what I’m concerned about. Would you move a top 50 prospect for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s gonna be out until next August? Really? I hadn’t heard that — I don’t know his timetable, that sounds like little to no value

  9. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey,
    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. 20 moves all year, so no streaming.

    Been offered this trade:
    I give: K. Marte, D. Fletcher, B. Bielak
    I get: C. Biggio, J.Bell, B. Woodruff

    I do need the help on SP, but don’t know if Biggio is enough of a replacement for Marte.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  10. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Grey-

    Loving the Happ performance, own him everywhere thanks to your long-time love (go to hell, Joe Maddon).

    Payback for Delino and that Rockies infielder whose name I can’t even remember anymore :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Josh Rutledge!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        i’m still getting that j.rutledge purple jersey, just gotta remember to find a cheap site that does custom jobs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

          • goodfold2 says:
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            i’m not even kidding though, those sites used to be crazy numerous, harder to find now. i’m talking like 20-35 buck jobs, usually cheaper from some super minor defect in them (i got a gyorko SD the day he was traded to STL knowing fully well the SD ones would be harder to find, for like 18 bucks)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, totally

  11. William Hung says:
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    Montero gets a pass for that Grand Slam in my book – he had no business pitching that 2nd inning after throwing 17 in the 9th AND he had Grisham caught looking 2x for strike 3 BUT the ump squeezed Montero so hard… at that point he was done and walked both Grisham and FTJ before giving up that GS to Machado on a full count

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      Yeah, I actually thought he pitched well. The Tatis AB was a big battle. Was it 9 or 10 pitches? The final pitch was just too low. Then the next AB ended it. Sometimes the opponent is better.

      • William Hung says:
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        If Woodward pitches Montero over the next 2 days, it’d be ridiculous – I think Montero ended up throwing 40+ pitches and you could tell he was gassed by the end of that FTJ AB

        • Bryan B says:
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          I think resting a RP after a 40 plus pitching performance is an unwritten rule.

          • D Fresh says:
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            Stretching him out for an opener? smh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, totally fair, still would’ve preferred he walked in an unearned run than a grand slam

      • William Hung says:
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        would’ve preferred the ump had a fair strike zone during that Grisham AB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was it bad, wasn’t watching

          • William Hung says:
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            Yeah he def had strike 3 on a ball up and in – clear as day, the 2nd strike 3 was borderline, but once he walked Grisham, Montero was cooked – you could just tell – at that point he was already at 25 pitches and he wasn’t getting any swing and misses with both FTJ and Machado – if he walked the tying run in, Woodward prob would’ve left him in there to face Hosmer and Hosmer would’ve won the game

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, gotcha, thanks!

              • William Hung says:
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                Hosmer heard me cause he just hit a GS now

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Crazy!

  12. DLev45 says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto (6 keepers), no IP limit.

    1. On the WW: Gallo, Brantley (IL), Polanco, Kyle Seager. Do you make a move from my batters?

    C – Vazquez
    1b – Olson
    2b – Biggio
    3b – Chapman
    SS – Baez
    OF – Just Dong
    OF – Laureano
    OF – Conforto
    UT – Teoscar
    UT – Ohtani
    BN – Happ
    BN – Dozier
    IL – Madrigal
    IL – Donaldson

    2. Rate this staff based on streamer/borderline streamer.

    SP: Cole, Buehler, Bassitt, Urias, May, Pablo Lopez, Mize, Gonsolin, Clevinger (NA)

    RP: Jansen, Rosenthal, Kintzler, Wick

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Gallo over dozier for me.

      I If there’s no moves limit, I think Cole and Buehler are the only must holds in that format…

      • DLev45 says:
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        Who are your 1st 2 pitcher drops, DT?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agree with DT

      2. Lose Gonsolin, Wick

  13. Tbone says:
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    My Strasburg, Hoskins, Semien for Clevinger, K. Bryant, Jonathan Hernandez

    10 team roto dynasty

    I’m really worried about Strasburgs injuries. This would be more of a trade for next year.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Clevinger Bryant side for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. Jim Wiser says:
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    It will be a shame to lose Thom Brennaman. He and his father are class acts and an unintentional mistakes open mic should not cost him his career.

    • Cram It says:
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      You mean “unintentional” by saying it into a hot mic. Because he intentionally said that, and with purpose. I’m not part of this “cancel culture” but that was harsh.

    • American Troutfisher says:
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      “Unintentional mistakes” lol. Like he knocked over a Coke into his open mic.

    • David D says:
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      Yeah he seemed sincerely sorry that he got caught. My apologies if you were offended. Just damage control.

      • Dave D says:
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        Imposter!

    • NUX says:
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      Not to pile on Jim… but this a bad take here. The shame here is to learn that Thumb-B uses this word so casually. That word should not come out of anyone’s mouth. Ever. Let alone while you are in the middle of doing a TV broadcast with a microphone to your mouth. Don’t care that it was a commercial break or not.

      • EnglishMetsFan says:
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        Class act? Change your name to Jim Dumber

        It’s appalling. He should be fired and never hired by anyone again.

        He throws the word ‘faith’ into an apology too. Just another Jesus loving homophobe.

        I think the Reds should hire Jim Brockmire

        • Cram It says:
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          Ha. Yeah that “I’m a man of faith” part. They’re the most homophobic people!

        • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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          So he should never work again?

          • Cram It says:
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            There are plenty of employment options that aren’t calling MLB games.

            • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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              thats not what he said

              “He should be fired and never hired by anyone again.”

      • Cram It says:
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        Yeah, it’s not about “getting caught” saying something like this. It’s that it’s part of their everyday language, which speaks to their broader world view.

      • Foxman says:
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        Mistakes happen, but there did seem to be some disdain in his tone while using that derogatory word. He may not be quite the class act he represents himself to be.
        I am not huge on cancel culture either, but the LGBTQ community don’t play around. So to quote Hawk Harrelson “He Gone.”
        An outside the box solution would be to find an openly gay broadcaster to put in the booth with Thom. On the job sensitivity training, while showing the LGBTQ community that the Reds are an inclusive organization.

        • Bryan B says:
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          Was he saying KC is the fag capital?

          • NUX says:
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            I don’t know and don’t care where he was calling that. But please delete the word from your vocab and don’t actually type that F word out here. That bothers me.

  15. Kas says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Hold on to Dylan Carlson? Rodgers is still available so I either drop Carlson or Happ for Rodgers. I have Biggio currently at 2B. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Time to move on from Carlson, can’t wait very long this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait to make sure Rodgers was going to play, but you can lose Carlson if he does

  16. Matt M says:
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    Grey,

    Great write-up, as always. I agree with you on Ian Happ. Who do you prefer ROS – Ian Happ or David Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  17. mcmi11ions says:
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    Grey! Hitterton is broke and I need a 3B batty call. Who does your mustache say to go with?

    • Laiko Russell says:
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      Should I keep Dylan Carlson or grab Brendan Rodgers?
      Sorry to go directly to the question, but why waste time?
      Greetings from Mexico!

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        Rodgers

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      I’m all cyclops with a monocle on Travis Shaw. Double header today with the opposing pitchers being Velasquez and Howard, both of whom streamonator have negative dollar values on. Also has a 4 game hit streak going.

    • Cram It says:
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      Would help if he knew who was available and their matchups.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        damit cramit, making me do more work when i’m supposed to be working. Now that i think about it though, it could be any position really, cause i could slot someone into the UTIL spot. So sorting all available hitters in my league, ranked over the last 7 days gives me:

        La Stella vs Gausman
        Ahmed or Calhoun vs Manaea
        Carpenter or Miller vs Gray
        Piscotty vs Young
        Nimmo vs. Castano
        McCutchen with a DH vs Anderson and Thornton

        • Cram It says:
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          I’d go McCutch with the two games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  18. oppo taco says:
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    Biggio or Gleyber ROS and in a long term keeper? Close? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gleyber

  19. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Anyone know where Berti went? He’s been MIA on the MIA lineups all week

    • NUX says:
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      Yea good question, he did miss last two games and wasn’t put in to pinch hit/run. I just checked Mish’s timeline quickly and don’t see any kind of injury news. I think they must just be trying to give both Sierra and Monte a little bit of run. I bet Berti is in there tonight, unless we hear something is wrong with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, tbh

  20. crimedog says:
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    Thanks Grey.

    Merrill Kelly had some decreased velocity yesterday. Would you try to hang on 1 more start, or fine losing now?

    Kimbrell looked pretty dominant yesterday while picking up the save. Worth swapping Wick for Kimbrell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he? I hadn’t heard…Hmm…I’d go back to Kimbrel and move on if Kelly’s next start isn’t a good matchup, I don’t know what it is

      • crimedog says:
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        Vs COL. SON likes ($9.8) I may hang on. But yes his velo was down in the first inning, then had some 89 mph fastballs as the game went on. Hopefully he can get it back up.

        • crimedog says:
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          An interesting thought would be Weaver or Kelly?

          Kelly vs Col 9.8
          Weaver @SF 1.3

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d go Kelly

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold

  21. Worm Burner says:
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    Good morning,
    I’m sorry its come down to this, but is this the correct order:

    Teoscar, T. Grisham, Adell for ROS?

    Is Gallen too much to pay for Pomeranz?

    Thank you!

    • Worm Burner says:
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      I meant to add that the trade analyzer hates everyone involved.
      Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is correct order

      I’d want Gallen

    • The Harrow says:
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      do not trade topish starters for closers who got a job a week ago, or really at all unless like you have 4 topish starters or more. even then you should get more.

  22. Jughade says:
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    Grey-
    H2H League,
    Drop either Kyle Lewis or L. Gurriel for any of Grichuk, O’niell, Winker, Happ, Hosmer, Moore, Grisham….need a couple. ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel for Grichuk for a few sounds fine

  23. Kas says:
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    Kyle Tucker or Kyle Schwarber ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  24. TOGMAN says:
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    (Y!) 12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Vazquez
    Bellinger
    G. Torres
    Rendon
    Mondesi
    Soler, Conforto, Rosario
    Util: Winker, Suarez
    Bench: Solak, Grisham

    Drop Vazquez for A. Nola?

    Drop anyone for B. Rodgers, La Stella, K. Tucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      Tucker over Solak

  25. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    Do you think Scott Boras has Trevor Bauer on his fantasy Team ?

    Free Joe Kelly!

    • David D says:
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      F*ck Joe Kelly

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        Trevor Bauer disagrees

      • Dave D says:
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        Imposter!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      7 IP complete games are made for Bauer

      • Dave D says:
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        Serious question, what do you do with copycat names or people trying to imitate others? Not sure it’s deliberate but I’m very suspicious. Can you look up who it is and see if somebody is screwing around trying to come off as me? The guy shows up out of nowhere with an almost identical name. Pretty bogus.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry… You have the pic to delineate though, wouldn’t worry about it

          • Dave D says:
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            NUX already was confused by the guy and thought it was me. He won’t be the first. How many other people use their first name and last initial? Like no one else but Dave D and now David D?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya, these guys go away when you ignore them

        • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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          I was wondering what that was all about…………..i thought throwing at cheaters would be admired

          • Dave D says:
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            Of course my copycat is a schmuck. A cheap and unworthy imitation.

  26. Jughade says:
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    Hey Grey-
    H2H League,
    Drop either Hanser or Wong for Grichuk, Winker, Happ, O’Neill, Moore, Grisham, Hosmer…need a couple to bid on. ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanser for Happ

  27. Jr says:
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    Rodgers has been dropped in my dynasty league so picked him up a few weeks ago. Hope he gets some good PT!

    With your sell of Lewis last week, what tier pitcher would you be looking at for him? Might be able to get Wheeler for him. And who you do you like more in dynasty between him and Blackmon?

    Thanks!

    • Bryan B says:
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      Know one is buying Lewis in a redraft. You picked him up for free and now want too much for him. Or the player you could get is not even worth it. Just count yourself lucky you found him.

      • Jr says:
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        This isn’t redraft, it’s dynasty. Almost got luzardo for him yesterday but other guy backed out at last minute. He talked wheeler instead of luzardo so I could probably get that done. Guy is desperate for outfield right now.

      • Jr says:
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        This is a dynasty league, not redraft. Almost got luzardo for Lewis yesterday but the guy backed out last minute and started talking wheeler instead. He’s pretty desperate for outfield right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wheeler

  28. NUX says:
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    Hey DT, just making sure you’ll send another email reminder on the last Razzslam FAAB as it approaches. That was super helpful for the first one. I need to drop Stroman, McKay, Nick Burdi…. Altuve?!? Ughhh kidding on that last one obiv, but my team sux!

    • Homer's got the Runs says:
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      Does Lugo’s value take a hit now that he is a starter? Dont know whether I should drop him or keep him.

      • NUX says:
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        I don’t know that this is directed to me, I’m sure its for Grey. But EDiaz walked in a run last night. I don’t get the Lugo thing at all. But I would prob hang on to him today, maybe not start him cause we can’t really expect him to go 5 and qualify for a win. But see how he looks today before dropping him.

        Unless there is some reason you need to make a move or if there is someone you are eyeing on the wire.

      • NUX says:
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        God that rotation right now… yikes. I just had a look at Roster Resource after posting the reply above… and checked the box score. Wasn’t able to watch last night, but I see now it was mostly Betances fault. Mets really need him to really step up. I’m not ready to see Diaz in the 9th again, but it seems like that must be the plan. And he did strike out the side. A few more BS in the next week or so from either of these two and we could be seeing Familia in the 9th. That’s just as terrifying.

        • Cram It says:
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          God, we suck again.

          • NUX says:
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            Yea wtf man. And RE: bullpen, I watch alot of Phildo’s games and their bullpen is somehow worse. I recall a note from Jayson Stark last week about how they had an 11.00+ ERA when the bullpen has a lead, which is quite simply amazing.

            But it sucks to not be able to fully enjoy a terrible Phildo’s pen when the only guy who I have confidence can get the job done in the 8th or 9th right now for the Mets has to be stretched out.

            Regardless, LGM…. sigh

            • Homer's got the Runs says:
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              Sorry nux. The comment page wont load for me to post my own comment. Thanks for the response.

              • NUX says:
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                All good man, I just leap at the opp to whine about Mets stuff lol

                • DonnieB says:
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                  Diaz has had 7 straight scoreless periods. He walked in a run that Betances left on base. Other than that he struck out 4 guys in an inning and a third. He has 24 Ks in 10 1/3 innings this year. He looks locked in to me.

                  • DonnieB says:
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                    “scoreless outings”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When is the next waiver wire period?

  29. Matthew Bauer says:
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    16 team 5×5 rest of season:
    Chris Bassitt & a late round 2021 draft pick OR Brandon Bielak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fine to try Bielak, don’t think him and Bassitt are that different tho

  30. Ralphy says:
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    Drop Zach Britton to pick up Brendan Rodgers? He’s banged up and Chapman has the closer gig right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  31. The Real Teddy Fucknutz says:
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    I remain interested in the recipe involving frog’s tails and witches’ aerolae. Do the aereolae need to come from especially buxsome witches or does it not matter? What are exact amounts/combinations? Any other ingredients necessary?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That never matters!

  32. The Real Teddy Fucknutz says:
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    I remain interested in the recipe involving frog’s tails and witches’ aerolae. Do the aereolae need to come from especially buxsome witches or does it not matter? What are exact amounts/combinations? Any other ingredients necessary?

  33. Will says:
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    Like Bud Black is going to even play Brendan Rodgers? LOL! We’ve seen this movie before, Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, but if he does play…

  34. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you accept a trade for my Gallen for his F. Freeman. Currently have Olson at first but Freeman is a top rated player.

    Thanks

    • NUX says:
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      I would ask for Gallen plus another piece back. Tell him you can get a better SP for Freeman if you wanted to and go from there. If it ruins the deal, so be it. If you’re starved for SP, then that’s a diff story.

      • lwomack58 says:
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        I’m getting Freeman for my Gallen.

        • NUX says:
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          Oh my b, I read that wrong. Take the deal. Then maybe flip one of your 1B, Olson or Freeman for an even better SP if you want/can. Can’t you play Freeman at a CI or UTIL spot? Are you left starved for SP help after you move off of Gallen?

          • lwomack58 says:
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            I took the trade. I think I would have been a fool not to. I’m sure pitching will show up on the wire or as you said I can always trade away a player to pickup a pitcher.

            Thanks Nux for your input

            • NUX says:
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              Right on man, and hopefully Grey agrees lol

              I see that my man Dave D does not. I get it, Gallen looks like stud. I just want that Freeman type of bat vs an SP, that could be a diff in philosophy more than anything else. Gallen will have like…. 10 starts from now until end of season? I think you’ll be able to find enough value streaming to cover yourself. And you must feel OK on your current SPs rostered to pull the trigger this morning.

              • Dave D says:
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                It’s not me. The guy is an imposter!

        • David D says:
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          Yes I would wanna the Gallen side.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Pitching is a hot mess this year, and Olson shows signs of positive regression coming. So personally, I’d want to stick with Gallen because he’s been dependable like clockwork (20 straight starts of 3 ER or fewer) even though Freeman is upgrade.

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        oh i see you went with it, lol, nevermind… then yeah try to flip one for a pitcher higher on the player-rater than Gallen, or at least someone higher on the rest of season chart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Freeman

  35. bellsy says:
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    As a Bellinger owner, your comment made sad and laugh. I’m so confused.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, sigh

  36. Nightpandas says:
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    Would you do this trade if you needed another arm…my other potential steal guys are Slater and Merrifield…15 team keep 11, start lf cf rf (my other ofs are Merrifield Slater Winker Carlson and that Soto guy)…k’s for bats also a category

    Give Gallo and Mondesi

    Get Yu and Semien

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  37. Chris says:
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    Great Stuff Dad!

    Does Razzball have any articles on the most efficient pitchers? If not, I would eat it up. It seems more important than ever in a shortened season to have pitchers that can last longer than 5.2 innings.

    Sincerely,

    Your Petulant (Mondesi loving) Son

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      I hear you loud and clear, was thinking this myself last night lookng at box scores… I’ll try to squeeze this into my list of to-dos. ;-)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks, ‘whip!

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks Coolwhip! I appreciate you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, No problem, son!

  38. Scott says:
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    Which side in a dynasty league?

    Side A: Altuve
    Side B: Teoscar and Lamet

    • NUX says:
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      I’d wait for Altuve to hit a little bit and then try to get something even better than this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

  39. David D says:
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    Pick up cole Calhoun?

    Jansen
    Olson
    Cano
    Vlad
    Swanson
    Betts
    Springer
    Grossman

    The other guy is in 1 st.

    Go for it?

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Not sure who you would drop

    • Dave D says:
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      Imposter!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • Dave D says:
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          Serious question, what do you do with copycat names or people trying to imitate others? Not sure it’s deliberate but I’m very suspicious. Can you look up who it is and see if somebody is screwing around trying to come off as me? The guy shows up out of nowhere with an almost identical name and is now posting multiple times daily.

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        LOL

        • Dave D says:
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          I imagine Grey thinks I should be flattered that someone is imitating me. I guess it shows status. I am being emulated and copied. Meh.

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            well, David isn’t trying to be you so it could be just a hilarious coincidence… i haven’t seen any Angels hot takes yet, haha. Which, btw, what the actual F. Worst start in team history… pitching is awful, the bullpen is worse. JUp is completely toast yet we are still running him out there… can’t help but wonder if we used that money on, you know, pitching. I hear that’s a good thing to have in baseball.

            • Dave D says:
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              Yeah, it will keep happening until Moreno realizes people like Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton and Anthony Rendon have very little impact on success compared to Gerritt Cole, Z. Greinke, J. Verlander, ace #3, ace #4 et al.

              I’m not holding my breat but nothing is learned year to year when M.Harvey and Cahill are followed by Teheran. Next year will be something like Ivan Nova or Ian Kennedy.

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                Oh man… Ivan Nova would totally be a Moreno move. I don’t hate the Rendon move, he is actually protecting Trout this year… geez there’s so many things I want to write about, i need more hours in the day. Trout has 10 HRs 20 RBIs in 21 games and lowest % of offspeed pitches seen in career (small sample still though).

                But i’m with you on stupidity at the cost of a Cole, Grienke, even Ryu who was ripe for the taking – he probably would have prefered to not move across the country to another country given the option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Grossman for Calhoun

  40. Curious George says:
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    Looking to catch up in k/9, all other categories are pretty well in hand. Am I starting Paxton against the Rays (if I checked the right thing I think they are striking out at the 2nd highest clip in the league). Curious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  41. happyharry says:
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    Grey, DT
    H2H League-Would you drop either K.Lewis or L. Gurriel for Grichuk, Winker, Happ, Grisham, Moore, Hosmer?…need a couple to bid on. TY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  42. NUX says:
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    FYI something weird with the HitterTron. I already pinged Rudy. Its not showing the batter names for me, but maybe its a Firefox issue. Just figured I’d mention it in case you get more asks about it here.

    • NUX says:
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      Looks fixed! You can skip this

  43. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Want to pick up B. Rodgers, but I have too many hitters as it is… Would you drop any of Winker, Grisham, Santander, Fletcher, Danny Santana, or Hampson for him? haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  44. jose says:
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    Starting Maquez today?

    • NUX says:
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      I am.

      But to be fully transparent, also streaming a few astros in the same league as well as other leagues, based off of whatever is in the lineup (likely Reddick). Bregs will need a day off today at a minimum, so lineup looks even less scary than usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him

  45. John DiGirolamo says:
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    Luis Urias or Brendan Rodgers ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

  46. leon says:
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    16 man dynasty. 6×6 (holds, walks) Go by 2021 and not for this year. i am out of it.

    My Dahl, Mcmahon, Kingery, Hays for his Senzel, Grisham, Victor reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  47. Mike says:
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    Who is the better one to own, Yaz or Slater?

    • NUX says:
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      Yaz I think

      • Mike says:
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        What about justin turner vs Slater?

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Yaz is better and currently 11th on player rater. Slater still needs to prove this isn’t just a hot streak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  48. William Hung says:
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    I am just having bad luck with catchers this year – Will Smith goes on IL – get Garver and now he’s most likely gonna go on IL… I guess it’s Sean Murphy, Chance Sisco, or Maldonaldo, or even Yadier Molina… YOLO!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

      • William Hung says:
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        YOLO – found out Joey Bart is coming up – talk about coming full circle – i drafted Bart as my last pick just for fun and then promptly dropped him cause it’s stupid to have 2 catchers but now I have him again cause Will Smith and Garver both got hurt… hope this works out!

  49. Savoy Special says:
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    10 team redraft league. drop Renato Nunez or Miguel Sano for Brendan Rodgers?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  50. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, shallow keeper league question, completely taking 2020 out of the equation, so as if we are ranking for 2021 and beyond, in a vacuum would you rather have Baez or Bichette?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call…Bichette

  51. Denver90 says:
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    Bohm, Schoop, Hanser. Need 2.
    O’Neill, Lgurriel, Grossman. Also need 2.
    Thanks in advance

    • Denver90 says:
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      Gurriel not in game 1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Schoop

      Not Gross

  52. Just got vlad for cheap for next week in redraft, 3 against Boston and 4 against baltimore, The way this year are going the Sox will start Roger C. C sales and Louis Tiant followed by Baltimore’s staff of Palmer, McNally, stone and Mussina. I can see a 3 for 25 week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Delman says:
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      If you had to start one, Pablo Lopez v Washington or Zach Davies v astros . H2h points league btw. Also is casey mize worth ROS or take a wait and see approach.

  53. Colin Robinson says:
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    Sheesh. Thom should take a trip up to Frisco. They got a bunch of them up there. Fags every where. They are pooping in the middle of the streets with full on boners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colin Robinson, you are the worst vampire

  54. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write-up!

    In a 10-team, standard 5×5 cat roto league:

    C: Garver
    1B: Olson
    2B: Villar
    3B: Hanser Alberto
    SS: Bogaerts
    MI: B. Lowe
    CI: C. Walker
    OF: Harper
    OF: Blackmon
    OF: Yastrzemski
    OF: Kyle Lewis
    UTIL: Grisham
    UTIL: Grichuk
    Bench: David Peralta
    IL: Acuna, Alvarez (lost for season ! ugh)

    SP: Darvish, Giolito, Lamet, Wheeler, Houser, Heaney, Gausman, Odorizzi
    RP: Jansen, Melancon, Wick, Pressly
    NA: Plesac

    1) If Garver is hurt, who do we replace him with?
    -Sean Murphy
    -Martin Maldonado
    -Austin Nola

    2) Do you replace any of my batters with any of the following guys?:
    -Austin Slater
    -Brendan Rodgers

    3) Kimbrel looked good last night, but it seems like the Cubs are still non-committal… Do you drop Wick for any of the following guys, or hold? It’s a saves only league:
    -Kimbrel
    -Jonathan Hernandez (if you think Montero is in danger of losing his job)
    -Emilio Pagan
    -Tony Watson (possible Trevor Gott replacement?)
    -Trevor Gott

    4) Do you replace any of my pitchers with Luke Weaver?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Murphy

      2. Slater over Peralta

      3. Kimbrel

      4. Odorizzi

  55. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    I need a 2-starter next week. Who you got? Thanks.

    Civale (MINN; @StL)
    Berrios (@ Clev; @Det)
    M. Kelly (COLO; SF)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Berrios

  56. goodfold2 says:
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    it appears PIT’s president traded a new corona mask for one that was laying on the floor at one of the strip joints/whorehouses that carmart hangs out at routinely in brooklyn IL (basically east st louis). was convinced by some mask ranking site that the floor one had a better track record and you really “never can be sure about unopened masks”. also something to the effect of “breathing to contact is always better” and what’s got more contact than a mask that probably was rubbed into the neither regions of untold whores/stripers (and yes in this area they are almost always both)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  57. Darrell Lester says:
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    Starting with the DH today, Jays have 9 of the next 14 at “home” with no off days. Does the hittertron consider the Buffalo park differently, or is it using Rogers centre ballpark factors? Either way seems like Grichuk is an add in most formats given how hot he is and hitting at the top of a good lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, it factors Buffalo differently

  58. Tim Anderson & The Bat Flop says:
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    Clevinger not eligible to return until 8/24…if he does.

    Would you trade him for Luzardo?

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      meh, Luzardo still kinda a wildcard this season and if Clevinger comes back in 4 days, he’s a known (positive) value. As much as one can be this year i guess, haha. Personally, I’d want to know more about his situation before jettisoning him. Hard to think they’d want to keep Plutko in rotation over him in what could be their last shot with Lindor on roster.

      • Tim Anderson & The Bat Flip says:
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        Agreed, but also concerned about what’s going on between his ears when he does come back and being uncomfortable pitching for a team that by and large is pissed at him. Will he rise to the occasion?

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          yeah, though i think he’s still got his pride. He probably much rather come on and be fire and help his arbitration leverage and show his team they need him rather than bomb out and do nothing for himself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with whip

  59. Schoolboy P says:
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    Better SAGNOF, Taylor Williams or Craig Kimbrel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  60. Skufer says:
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    Got offered Eugenio Suarez and Gleyber Torres for Degrom. Do Suárez and Gleyber return to form? Do I take the trade? Thank you for the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For just this year? I’d take the bats

  61. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Yeli is hitting .205, but the last 2 weeks he’s .295, 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, 1 SB (and as i type realizing you were probably being facetious) oh well! for the others who are still asleep like me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surprised his AVG is still so low then since there’s only what 3 1/2 weeks of a season in the books?

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        well the first couple weeks he was effectively batting near .000, so i’m not completely surpised the total is that low… he was really really bad to start off. lol. He was even roasting himself in interviews.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, fair

  62. Steve says:
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    8T redraft 5×5

    With Bregman pulling up lame, who do you like best to fill-in?

    Happ
    E Escobar
    Yuli
    McNeil

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  63. Russowl says:
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    Rodgers or Lourdes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

    • The Harrow says:
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      this could change, if, like hampson he goes (literally right quick change) from being a str backup (who’s starting 2 days in a row) from lefty only side guy (hampson) to starter (lead off starter too in hampson’s case) to starter, but without more injuries probably not likely. d.murphy ain’t getting benched THAT much. unless say mcmahon does.

  64. Djdelman says:
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    If you had to start one, Pablo Lopez v Washington or Zach Davies v astros . H2h points league btw. Also is casey mize worth ROS or take a wait and see approach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pab-Lo

      Forget Mize

  65. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    NL only 10 team h2h (roto this year, hard to believe this team is doing this badly, every other year i’m a top 3 team, albeit we only keep 3 a year): OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. i waited to see if segura/mcneil were going to DL before i added quantrill, now he’s gone. so i have an extra bat to drop for streamer or just holding onto a starter.
    C suzuki
    1B freeman
    2B wong
    SS amed
    3B mcneil (2B/OF)
    MI cronenworth (1B/2B/SS)
    CI votto (1B)
    OF (4) grisham, mcclutchin, tapia, harper
    util (1) o’neill (OF)
    BN: bruce (1B/OF, so far great OPS), segura (3B/SS)
    DL (10): pham
    NA (1): lux

    if tapia didn’t appear to have a job (like say 10ish or less days ago) it’d be easy him (could move segura to 3B, mcneil to OF), here it might be bruce but he’s done quite well. also it’s harder to find MI/CI guys than OF guys that start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce seems odd man out

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        oh yeah, stressbird being out, THAT is why i’m 6th-8th all year. 4th round keeper (previous season’s ADP is the round costs, so lux being screwed over by LAD isn’t actually hurting me here, was my last rounder) assumed ace, worthless lack of less than 2 innings from playing too much video games like price (if he got carpel tunnel some other way i’ve never heard of a SP getting that besides price and that is exactly how he got his) then out probably all year. did get richards/segura/cronenworth off waivers (i have no clue why cronenworth was even dropped, richards either, really segura either)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya…Stressbird likely won’t even pitch this year, he seems checked out

          • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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            yeah, his ADP was higher this year than 2019 too so not even close to keeper level here next year. grisham’s nice price might make him one though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  66. fausto

    fausto says:
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    16team keep 4. I have a trade inquiry and will take any and all opinions….somehow I ended up with Dannys Antana as my SS.
    Currently bouncing between 1st and 3rd place…I’ve never won this league and would really like to have the asterix-ed title.

    My initial offer :
    send Pablo Lopez($1) for Brendan Rodgers($1) (he is still debating that)
    OR
    His counter Brendan Rodgers/Chad Green for Corbin ($28)
    (He has a lot of meh SP could ask for one of those instead)

    I need an offensive bump and he needs a pitching bump. I’m leading the league in ratios and 4th in wins and ks.
    My SP/RP
    Corbin, Gallen, Maeda, P.Lopez, Odorizzi, Shoemaker, Lugo, Freddy Peralta, Pomeranz, Hand.

    My lineup
    C-Sisco
    1b- Rizzo
    2b-Hiura
    3b-Chapman
    SS -Danny Santana
    CI- C.Walker
    MI-Asdrubal
    OF – Ozuna/Kepler/Ed.Rosario/Lou Bob
    UTIL- Grichuk/Moreland
    BN – W.Calhoun/ B.Miller

    SP has carried me and right now my only decent keeper options are L.Robert($9), Gallen ($11) and Hiura($9) adding Rodgers would make a 4th keeper @$4.

    Thoughts and appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Corbin to win the league

  67. big TIMMY says:
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    Start Spencer Howard @ Buffalo Blue Jays today?
    14 team roto.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      treat Buffalo like Coors, only start guys that are doing really well going in there.

  68. zombie says:
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    Great recap, Grey. Full of goodness. Chris Owings just put on the IL. Bud Black can’t shaft Rodgers (& his new owners) now! Or can he? & if on the fence, you’ve got to grab him now . No?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, of course he can, but hopefully he won’t

      • zombie says:
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        Thanks! Bart up as well. Drop Severino for him in a redraft? Severino’s been terrific. Can the kid be that much more productive?? Thanks again & sorry to doubledip.

        • zombie says:
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          Thriplin’ up on you like Kyle Tucker: Rodgers in today’s lineup!!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold Severino

  69. negatto says:
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    Schwarber or Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole

  70. Play Ball says:
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    Lugo is being stretched to be a starter. Opens the door for Diaz to close out again. He’s only got 2 S+H this year and hasn’t been in many high leverage situations. But, his hard hit % and exit velo is way down compared to last year. His K% is 50%, K-BB% 40%, FIP 1.55, xFIP 1.44 and SIERRA 1.83.

    1. Good pickup to close going forward with Lugo out of way?
    2. Do we trust the metrics?
    3. Take him over Taylor Rogers – his FB velo is down about 1 1/2 MPH this year. His peripherals are good though.

    • Grey

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

      • Play Ball says:
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        Karinchak or Rogers in S+H league? Karinchak is awesome, but I’m surprised he only has 4 S+H for as many IP he’s thrown and in high leverage situations.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Karinchak

  71. Raf says:
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    Hey Grey! Allow me to ask the second of, I would guess, many questions about Joey Bart. Drop IKF for him? Thanks!

    • hondo says:
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      I have the same question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Bart

      • Raf says:
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        Thanks, why not. Also, B. Rodgers or C. Frazier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Frazier

    • The Harrow says:
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      i’d wait on that playing time, as we know falefel man’s big claim to rosterability, playing every day since he’s not a catcher

  72. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How do you rank Wilson Ramos, Carson kelly and Sean Murphy ? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

      • William Hung says:
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        wrong – the answer is Joey Bart

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Always Bart!

  73. Ryan says:
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    In my 14 team h2h dynasty league I could use a solid catcher. i was offered salvador perez, donovano solano, adrian houser and a 2d round pick in next years rookie/fa draft for robert puasson, elieser hernandez and sixto sanchez. Should I take this deal?

    C omar Narvaez

    1b luke voit

    2b max muncy

    3b Rafael devers

    Ss andres Gimenez

    Lf juan soto

    Cf mike Yastrzemski

    Rf Austin meadows

    Util yuli gurriel

    Bn Robert puason

    IL bo bichette

    IL Ronald acuna

    IL ozzie albies

    Na jeter downs

    Na julio rodriguez

    Na Erick pena

    Na Andrew Vaughn

    Sp max Scherzer

    Sp Patrick corbin

    Sp brandon woodruff

    Rp brandon kintzlet

    Rp ryan pressly

    Rp luis patino

    P julio urias

    P blake taylor

    P joakin soria

    Bn Antonio senzatela

    Bn jon gray

    Bn brandon bialek

    Bn elieser Hernandez

    Bn Nathan eovaldi

    Bn deivi Garcia

    Bn alex wood

    IL scott Oberg

    IL carlos rodon

    Na George Kirby

    Na sixto sanchez

    Na Edward cabrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Ryan says:
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        Good call…looks like sixto will be called up

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  74. Prettay, Prettay, Prettaaaay... Prettay Good says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I used your pitching advice yet again, and once again I’m near the top of my league. That said, we play H2H categories and I need to shore up my pitching for the playoff run since Pearson, Yates, Descalfini and others have left me high and dry.

    This is a keeper league, and I was offered the following trade:

    I get:
    Sonny Gray $8
    Acuna (expiring contract, can’t keep)
    Taylor Rogers $9

    He gets:
    Kyle Lewis $1
    Dansby Swanson $1

    Is Acuna worth investing in given he is hurt? Will I regret this trade?

    For reference, rest of my team:

    C Stassi
    1b Rizzo
    2B Hiura
    3B Rendon
    SS Turner
    OF Rosario
    OF Meadows
    OF Happ
    UT T. Anderson
    UT Nunez

    P Bieber (had him as a keeper for $6, didn’t draft an ace)
    P Fried
    P Heaney
    P Bassit
    P Mize
    P Eflin
    P Chapman
    P Gallegos
    P Wick

    Bench:
    Christian Walker
    Gregorius

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  75. detroit696969 says:
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    Gio Urshela was on fire for a bit, but now has hit .170 with 1 HR and 6 rbi the last 2 weeks. He’s still hitting 2/3/4 in the Yanks’ lineup but… A) time to move on? B) Can you rank options for at least another week until Donaldson returns from IL?

    La Stella, Moore, Asdrubel, Carpenter, Urshela

    Roto League, my team is currently 10/10 in every offensive category except steals where I am middle ground (6.5/10 points)

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, La Stella, Gio

  76. William Hung says:
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    Kris Bryant was dropped – I already have Suarez at 3B and my OF is “stacked” with Betts, Bellinger, and Laureano… If I go for Kris Bryant, my drop would prob be Solak or Hampson… I feel like Bryant is all name value right now, but wanted to see if you still think he has a hot streak in him over the last 1/2 of the season or to just let him pass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Solak for him

    • The Harrow says:
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      turns out with some guys shoulder injuries can be as bad as back injuries, he’s been mostly meh and/or crap since that like 3 years ago. still worth obtaining here though. i’m comparing bryant to what he was before and after that shoulder thing.

  77. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Sixto Sanchez getting the call soon! Do you stash him on bench for any of these guys? My NA is being used for Plesac. Thank you!

    Houser, Heaney, Gausman, Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d add him over Weaver

  78. JHenny says:
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    Hey Grey,

    4 keeper league:

    Trout Story and Beiber
    for
    Acuna Lindor DeGrom + 1st rd pick

    Which side would you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

      • JHenny says:
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        would it change your mind if story was unkeepable this year? Can only get to keep a player twice in our league. Burned 1 keep on Trout and Beiber already and both for Story

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It would

  79. DonnieB says:
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    I have Grandal and Jansen as my 2 catchers–it is a 2 catcher league. Drop one for Sean Murphy? It is a keeper league but Grandal can’t be kept after this league. Thanks and go Edwin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  80. Dancin Homer says:
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    Sixto called up (as stated above),

    12-team, 6×6, Roto redraft league, would you drop any of the below for him?

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

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

    • Dancin Homer says:
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      edit: already dropped David Peterson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Gonsolin

  81. DonnieB says:
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    Grab Sixto over Kelly or Odorizzi or Nick Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust Odorizzi

  82. goodfold2 says:
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    MIA finally getting their shit together, as to why they waited about 2 or so extra weeks i got no clue. l.diaz was up for a minute, sixto is coming soon, now jesus is showing up. ed cab had some minor injury which actually explains his absense. monte has been up for weeks. chisholm might be only big name left not up at least once. ralph’s ex fav guzman was up too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • DonnieB says:
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        Sixto worth a grab over Odorizzi, Kelly or N Anderson? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Odorizzi

  83. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    So all the Yankees important players are getting injured. Nature is healing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

    • scoboticus says:
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      you win today’s comments!

  84. scoboticus says:
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    I think in the Ryan Braun blurb you meant vacillating?
    – grammarnazioticus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, oops, fixed

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Brewers are facilitating by making it easy for anyone to leadoff!

    • Dan says:
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      Mckenzie called up for saturday vs tigers. Worth a grab ? Or is this a spot start with the other 2 covid partiers out ?
      Also drop tyler oniel or carlson for rodgers ??

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d stream McKenzie

        Carlson if Rodgers is playing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McKenzie could be a spot start tho, still can stream him

  85. Russ says:
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    What up Grey,

    Drop Rich Hill for Sixto or hold for now?

    Thanks!

  86. scoboticus says:
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    Is it just me, but is Austin Nola also one of the top first basemen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sad times, scoboticus

  87. Joe Beísbol says:
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    I have a major bench glut of guys who are not hitting, but also might be too good to leave on wires. However, I was only able to pick them up because of a combination of pitching injuries and overly aggressive streaming. Who could I offer for a pitcher such as Corbin, Giolito, Carrasco, or Gausman? All their relevant owners have need at 1B, 3B, and OF.

    12-team, 10-cat redraft roto

    C – IKF; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Moore; 3B – Chapman; SS – Turner; OF – D.Smith, Grossman, Winker; Util – Voit; Bench – H.Dozier, Laureano, Ohtani, Rodgers; Suarez; IL – Albies, Brantley, Judge

    SP – Clevinger, Gray, Hendricks, Maeda, Turnbull
    RP – Bass, Miller, Pressly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker for any of the SPs? Prolly can get Gausman or Carrasco

      • Joe Beísbol says:
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        Haha, I’m sending you don’t like Winker. I don’t blame you. His peripherals are a riot. 50% GB rate, which explains his higher BABIP, but also a good walk rate, not chasing much outside the zone, and a ridiculous 60% hard contact to only 7.5% soft contact.

        Will give selling him and D.Smith a try!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t hate Winker, just maybe more so than other players available

          • jason batteiger says:
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            he probably meant happ, who you own on what like 40% of your own teams.

            • jason batteiger says:
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              might be higher than that number too

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I love Happ! Not JA tho

  88. Gary C says:
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    Points league possible trade:

    Santander for Gallen

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  89. joeurso1 says:
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    Aside from the BA, K. Marte hasn’t been great. 1 HR so far. Is he a buy low candidate or is the power sapped?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buy low

  90. Troy says:
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    Grey – keeper AL only auction league. If keeper auction cost were all the same for next year, how would you rank Semien, Verdugo, and Jorge Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip last two

  91. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Grey!

    Believe it or not, I have Ozzie Albies (IL), Gleyber Torres (About to be IL’d), and I dropped Dannys Antana,‘it very.

    I’m in 1at in both of my leagues yet I’m having a really bad week overall, but somehow and down 5-7 in one league but close in all cats and up 6-3 in another (I think the manager gave up in week 4 of a 9 weeks season lol)

    Who should I roster as my everyday 2B, I’m thinking Cronenworth but I kind of like the Nationals rookie Luis Garcia. His plate skills are nice. The lost is below

    Luis Garcia
    Jake Cronenworth
    Scoop
    Wilmer Flores
    Chris Taylor
    Profar
    Lourdes Gurriel Jr
    Hello Newman

    That’s who looks good to me.

    And

    I picked up Sixto from my Marlins (yes, I’m a die hard Marlins fan, calm down on the negativity towards them, they’re making progress, lol)

    You dig him? I’m stoked about him. I mean, maybe not this year, but is he worth a shot?

    PS: I knew Griuchuk would give me the good ole 0-4 after I picked him up.. the be negative lll.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar’s been hot

      I dig Sixto, yeah, but might be a streamer this year

  92. Let's Play Two says:
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    Tim Anderson hit his 6th HR and 3rd SB. In just 64 AB he’s hitting 21/6/9/3/.371. His hard hit rate has gone up, but he still hits 50% ground balls with a low launch angle.

    Ketel is 12/1/9/1/.337 in 98 AB.

    Who puts up better counting stats ROS – Ketel or Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        I’m in a 6-teamer. Hate to drop Ketel, but we’re almost halfway through season and Anderson is available. Would you make the swap?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tim Anderson is available? Go with him

          • Let's Play Two says:
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            Yep…and just did.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Okay, cool

  93. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    Curt Schilling arrested! Ya hate to see it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was he?

      • Here Comes the Pizza says:
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        Damn I really hope I wasn’t duped. The original poster (@JRehling on Twitter) just deleted the tweet. My bad, I may have gotten ahead of myself with excitement

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, no worries

        • Sweatpants Nation says:
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          It’s on various news sites. Arrested and being held in connection the Build the Wall scam pd Bannon. Prison wall?

  94. Russ says:
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    Drop Rich Hill for Sixto or gotta hold still?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Russ says:
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        Sure go ahead and lose Hill? Sorry just wanted to confirm cause I wasn’t expecting that answer haha

  95. Ron Swanson says:
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    How much would you bid for Joey Bart or Sixto ? $100 starting FAAB with $33 left. Kiner-Falefah is my Catcher

  96. William Hung says:
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    Dang – not getting anything from both Story and Hampson with the 2 games @ Coors – guess everyday can’t be christmas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sigh

  97. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Kyle Tucker or David Peralta ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  98. Dave D says:
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    Man, McMahon just crushed ANOTHER one!!! Yowza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He just needs to lift the ball more

      • Dave D says:
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        BTW, congrats on your recent climb on our early DC and passing the 100 point barrier!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, as soon as I reach 1st place I’m going to call for the season to get shut down

          • Dave D says:
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            Good idea! Hopefully you get a few more performances out of Giolito like today’s… and Trea actually runs. If so, quite possibly…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Trea can steal 4 bags in one game, which is what I keep telling myself as he goes 1-for-4 with nothing

      • Trader says:
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        McMahon has been my nightmare. I hope his lift adjustment cures his 43% strikeout rate. Killer in a league that counts those. Sano like

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  99. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Will the real Lucas Giolito please stand up. I didn’t have the guts to start him even against the Tigers. Sonofabench!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  100. Nightpandas says:
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    Mets covid case…here we go

    • William Hung says:
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      o/u on how many days/weeks they are sidelined? Will Cuomo let them come back to NYC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh!

  101. Gregg Jeffries, Future Star says:
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    Welp Mets shut down for a bit. Two positive tests.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

  102. Ghost of Grady Little says:
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    Hey, football rankings! I should check those out. Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  103. JP says:
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    Which C in a re-draft? Bart, Maldanaldo or Yadi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bart

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeeeeaaaaaaaaaaa

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did we win?

  104. frankgrimes says:
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    All my teams are falling apart!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ugh

  105. JC says:
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    Odorizzi at KC
    Davies at House

    Please choose one or should I pass on both starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pass

      • Dave D says:
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        It’s rare I will overule Lothario but Davies has been great and have you seen HOU’s lineup today? Sans Bregman and Yordano it’s not so lofty:

        1. George Springer CF
        2. Jose Altuve 2B
        3. Carlos Correa SS
        4. Josh Reddick RF
        5. Yuli Gurriel DH
        6. Kyle Tucker LF
        7. Abraham Toro 3B
        8. Taylor Jones 1B
        9. Martin Maldonado C

        • JC says:
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          I was leaning to start both….Houston bad lineup and Odorizzi should be up to 6 innings tomorrow.

          • Dave D says:
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            I’m starting Davies for sure…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s fair, doesn’t seem like upside is worth it, but I could see it going either way

          • Dave D says:
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            I promise not to overrule you again until 2021, but I couldn’t resist this one…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no, it’s fair point…I just don’t like those guys in general

              • JC says:
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                I appreciate both perspectives. Would it be fair to say, with a fun to your head, you would roll the dice with Davies before doing so with Odorizzi?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes

  106. Andy Dwyer says:
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    how much would you bid with a $100 FAAB for Sixto or Bart?

  107. Ben says:
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    Bit of a broad question, but my 12 team keep 11 league’s keepers locked for next year and I have the ability to pick up alternate keepers of the players not already held. Any good minors player (or hyped first year rookie like Robert) would also already be owned in our minors rosters too. Are there any surprise players that have come into their own this year that you think will crack the top 75 for next year?

    Like I said, a bit broad, but any thoughts on a few would be helpful. Thanks!

      • Ben says:
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        Thanks Grey, would Hobbs be the right person for non-minors players? Minors guys would be owned already, I’m thinking someone like Mike Yastrzemski who isn’t really new but doing great, a guy who could play himself into a keeper role.

        Related question, is Trey Mancini worth a flyer for 2021?

        Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Non-minors? Oh, cause you asked for “any minors players” — Forget Mancini

          Maybe Grisham? I don’t know who’s owned

          • Ben says:
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            Sorry for any confusion, I said any good minors players would already be owned (so I couldn’t get them). Thanks, I figured it was a pretty broad question without providing way more information than you’d want.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, sorry, misread it…Hard to know who’s available

  108. Ronald Swanson says:
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    how much would you bid for sixto or bartwith a $100 FAAB?

  109. Paul says:
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    do you think Jon Gray has a chance to turn it around this season. his last game was good and he usually has a nice FIP and a lot of Ks.

    Next game against the dodgers tho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, look elsewhere

  110. stevie says:
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    Best Buxton replacement: McCutchen, B.Reynolds, Schwarber, or C. Taylor? No needs, just everything. Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber

  111. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey grey, looking to win now, would you trade a $10 Matt chapman keeper for a nonkeeper Nelson Cruz and Clevinger?

    Chapman is currently my last keeper and Nick Solak or a guy like that would probably replace him if I did the trade…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  112. Funk says:
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    Got an offer of Kyle Lewis and B Reynolds for Trea Turner and Rowan Wick. Was thinking about a counter of Turner for Franmil Reyes. Good idea? Feel like I should get more but doubt I can. Turner not really running this year so my thinking is Reyes power wins out. Loaded at SS I have Story and Aldaberto Mondesi as well so this gives me more flexibility anyways since I have to slot them in 2 until spots (if mondesi could actually get on base). OFs on team so far are Teoscar Hernandez, Trent Grisham, Austin Slater, Piscotty (hot bat spot)
    16 team redraft weekly H2H, 5 man bench, 6×6 scoring obp instead of avg and slg% is 6th cat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Selling short (literally) but if you have to win, go for it

  113. lwomack58 says:
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    With Mets possibly not playing for the weekend need to replace Cano- I will be holding onto Cano for next week.

    Choice
    Profar
    Cronenworth
    Segura

    Leaning Cronenworth who seems to have a little speed as I’ll be dropping Berti to do pickup. For some reason Berti is riding the pine these days

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  114. Brett says:
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    Drop d’Arnaud for Bart?

    Thanks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  115. krazyivan says:
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    Interest in Sixto Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but one start at a time in most leagues

  116. Jeez, dont know if you’ll remember I took Tildaddy #1 overall and then Yordy with my second pick (#30) in the NFC…..ugh. Very tough week then my pitching gets lit. I need a beer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, sorry Smitty!

  117. Pete says:
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    Danny Duffy ok to stream tomorrow at home v Twins? SON likes it at $7.4. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I nearly did

  118. scoboticus says:
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    I need a 3B, they need an OF
    Which is fair trade for Suarez?

    Schwarber
    Verdugo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either…Verdugo first

  119. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Would you grab Moreland or Encarnacion for either Pederson/Aguilar? Tired of getting zero production from 1B.

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