Trevor Story hit the IL with a thumb sprain, which is bad news (no dur), but the Rockies are saying there’s no ligament damage, so it could’ve been worse.  The good news is Brendan Rodgers was promoted.  Is this good news?  For Rodgers, I’d imagine it is.  For the Uber driver taking Rodgers to the airport?  Prolly good news for them.  The guy sitting next to Rodgers on the plane having to hear about how Rodgers is not going to sit on the bench for Pat Valaika, this time, things are gonna be different?  Doesn’t sound like good news for that guy sitting next to him. What a bore!  Okay, so I know, I know, I KNOW the Rockies have burned us all to the point where we shudder at commercials for Burn Notice reruns on USA, but there is a reason why the Rockies have burned us.  Because we all want to own all of them due to the stadium. I grabbed Rodgers for that very reason.  We shall see, but I put it at 70/30 the Rockies play Pat Valaika, and 30 is for:  Rodgers doesn’t play, is sent down and Hampson is recalled to also not play. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ian Desmond – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .271.  No joke:  Ian Desmond gets more starts at short than Brendan Rodgers over the next week?  C’mon, let’s figure it out together how the Rockies are going to screw with Rodgers.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-5 and his 17th homer, hitting .336.  Incredibly, this was Chazz Noir’s first away home run since 2015.  Says right here on my “Feels That Way” calendar.

Ketel Marte – 4-for-6, 1 run, hitting .305. Anyone who drafted Ketel Marte stepped in the luckiest shit in the history of shit.

Greg Holland – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd blown save, ERA at 2.28.  Holland hasn’t seen an appearance since June 12th, then does the tunnel proud by acting like a hole.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 3.87.  Ray throws fire and has no command, I will now call him Robbie Wildfire.  “As your governor, I have promised to stop Robbie Wildfire by relocating all of the forest to the middle of the ocean.”

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.04, as he was activated from the IL and I dropped Daniel Hudson and Joe Biagini faster than your metabolism. Nah’mean?

Eric Sogard – 3-for-3, 2 runs, and his 7th homer, hitting .303.  Okay, I couldn’t fight it anymore and grabbed him in one deeper mixed league.  Also, it appears that Sogard made the right decision to forgo the racquetball circuit and give baseball another chance:

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer, 12th homer in two games, 18th homer this week, is now batting third, been mentioning him for weeks, will be in this afternoon’s Buy column. What more do you want from me? Help me, help you!

Rich Hill – Hit the IL, and sounds possibly done for a while, maybe the year. Hill hits the IL like Julio Urias hits–Okay, no need to finish that thought.  Stripling or Urias (3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 0 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.84) will move back into the rotation.  Since Urias pitched today and looked dope, my guess is it’s him, but it could be either and maybe both. Remember Stripling didn’t look great when he was in the rotation, so I’m leaning Urias.

Kyle Garlick – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, as he homered for the 2nd time in two games, telling Bumgarner to go get the ball out of The Stinking Rose front lobby.

Madison Bumgarner – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.28.  Max Muncy broke Bumgarner forever.  It’s true.  Sorry.

Mike Yastrzemski – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotrzemski alert!

Erick Fedde – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 BBs, 5 hits, 1 K, ERA at 3.79.  More like Erickbbbbbbbbbb.

Victor Robles – 2-fro-3, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and is obviously heating up again, so if he was dropped, pick him him up.  If he was benched, apologize, then put him back in your lineup.

Kurt Suzuki – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer this week.  You honestly couldn’t have gone wrong drafting a catcher unless you grabbed Posey like our President.

Nick Pivetta – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.54.  Welcome back, old friend!

Jay Bruce – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Be interesting to see if he falls off after the break, slipping on the PABST — Post-All-star Break Stat Totals.

Jean Segura – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .269.  Seven homers is also what Ketel Marte hit in the last week, I think.

Frankie Montas – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  I want Frankie Montas in the middle, the end and the beginning of all my fantasy team’s starts.

Blake Treinen – 0 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.08.  Kazaam!  Blake Treinen out here trying to record the world’s worst Hold.  Treinen is the seamy underbelly of SAGNOF, that no one wants to talk about, and how you shouldn’t draft top closers.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .218.  Admission of being a false God:  I’m am so effin’ lucky I only drafted Profar and Odor on one team, and they’re both on the same team.  I like these two effers too.  Whew, Cousin Sweatpants, sometimes you get lucky.  Ya feel me?  Okay, please stop.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .264.  He’s on pace for 36 homers.  Casual observation:  If you’re thinking about dropping someone who is on pace for 35+ homers, don’t.

Charlie Morton – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  How’s that sell looking now?!  Okay, so another good game, but I’m more concerned with Morton not being able to throw many innings, not just falling apart.

Tommy Pham – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (11) and legs (7).  This is crazy, but Pham stole the bag in the 3rd inning in Tampa, then homered in the 6th inning in Montreal.

Diego Castillo – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.51, and his 1st blown save.  I hope Jose Alvarado returns from Venezuela ready to save some games. Alvarado reading a note in an empty clubhouse, “Can’t explain here, but meet us in Montreal.”

Garrett Cooper – Sounds headed to the IL once again.  Dude’s more fragile than people’s feelings on the internet.

Brian Anderson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  With Cooper gone, I’m ready to fade all Marlins hitters, but Anderson has been…well, okay.

Zac Gallen – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks in his 1st start.  More about him in my Zac Gallen fantasy from yesterday, and in the Alzolay blurb.

Adbert Alzolay – 4 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks in his 1st game working as a Middler.  So, everyone wants to know, who looked better Gallen or Alzolay?  Alzolay was much sexier.  Doesn’t mean he’ll have better numbers this year, but he is straight butter. A rare, unadulterated butter that has extra cream.  A French butter.  A guy with a baguette in his pocket, wearing a beret, churning butter named Adboner, screaming, “I swear it IS butter!”  I’m owning both of Gallen and Alzolay in all leagues until further notice.  Where Gallen looked more poised, Alzolay looked so sexy.  Maybe it’s the extra velocity, I don’t know.  Gallen was working primarily 92-93 MPH on the four-seamer but his change is really the pitch that no one is touching.  Changeups vs. fastballs?  One is inherently sexier, so maybe that’s why I was fantasizing about Alzolay a bit more.  Alzolay wasn’t that much quicker, working around 95 MPH, then dropping in an 80 MPH change.  Well, it was all pretty incredible.  Between Paddack, Gallen and Alzolay, it’s hard to choose a favorite.  Do I have to? I don’t?  Great.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer.  Albombso!

Carlos Correa – A.J. Hinch doesn’t expect Correa back in the 1st half. The good news is he didn’t specify the 1st half of what.  1st half of the day? 1st half of June? 1st half of his recital of the alphabet?

Framber Valdez – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.61.  Okay, but you had to have marbles in your head to start him yesterday, so I still like him.

Jake Marisnick – 3-for-4, and his 7th and 8th homer.  Yankees fans were so gracious to him after his 2nd home run, they were cheering for him to remove the asterisk from his last name.

Alex Bregman – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer. Also, Yordan Alvarez (2-for-5, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th homer, and that didn’t even come close to this nonsense:

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  The Yankees are going to have Giancarlo Stanton (3-for-5, 2 runs), Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer) and Gary Sanchez (2-for-5 and his 22nd homer) in their order, and I’m not even mentioning DJ LeMahieu (1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer) who’s in the top five for batting.  Parity more like parody.

Adalberto Mondesi – Hit the IL with groin pain.  His groin pain is a pain in my ass.  Take that however you want.

Glenn Sparkman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.62.  Just checked Streamonator for Sparkman and it said, “GTFO.”  Not sure why it’s telling me to get the food out, but there you go.

Jake Odorizzi – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.58. I’m not emotionally ready for Odorizzi not to have a good ERA.  So, cut out the shenanigans!  He was never a low-2 ERA pitcher, but his peripherals are saying he’s not even a mid-2 ERA pitcher.  More like a mid-3 ERA.  Still worth owning, but expectations in Czech.

Jorge Polanco – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  I fall into this trap too, but you forget how good a guy is just because he went cold for two weeks.  Polanco is still good, even if he was hitting near-.200 over the last ten days.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I didn’t know there was a rule against sixteen 30-minute bathroom breaks in an 8-hour day. You should be thanking me for not taking a lunch.”

Domingo Santana – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer, hitting .279, and his 3rd homer in two games.  Aw sookie, Sunday Santana is starting to heat up again!  Get it!

Omar Narvaez – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .291.  For some reason, it is hilarious to me that Narvaez’s numbers would’ve made him the #1 catcher last year.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 and his 28th homer. Bonds made home records goofy, but Yelich is on pace for 60 homers.

Jimmy Nelson – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 9.75  On a human level, I hope he figures stuff out, but, if you own him in fantasy, I have no idea what you’re doing.  Pity doesn’t help get you laid or in fantasy.

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  On one of my charmed teams (if you draft enough teams, you end up charmed in some leagues, and more leagues if you draft all the teams in your league under different aliases), I’ve had Roark all year, in my lineup, and he’s pitched better than, say, Zack Wheeler.

Nick Senzel – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .266.  Senzel’s not been bad, but when you have guys like Pete Albombdingzo hitting seven homers a week, it’s hard to build the excitement.

Mike Minor – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.52.  Nothing Minor about that!  Give me some skin, my good man!  Wait, where you going?  We were going to high five like two chums.  Come back, friend.

Danny Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (7) and legs (9), hitting .312, and this was his 2nd homer in two games, 3rd homer in four games, and I’m not exactly sure why I didn’t put him in my Buy column, but Dannys Antana is here now so if he’s available in your league, I’d absolutely grab him.  Two hands now, for the power and speed, and remember to wash your hands after you leave incognito mode.

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .303.  If Elvis were alive, his favorite player would be Andrus.  And he’d be sitting drunk next to Blake Shelton on The Voice.

Mike Clevinger – Hit the IL with an ankle injury. Well, I thought he’d end up back on the IL with another back issue, so won’t take a victory lap, especially since his ex-wife is likely chasing him with a bat. Have you heard about this?  Clevinger’s ex went on a Twitter rant fueled by, I can only imagine, Red Bull and adultery.

Shane Bieber – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.86. The Streamonator projected a start of 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Two extra baserunners and one less K?  What are you thinking, robot!

Carlos Santana – 2-for-3 and his 15th homer, hitting .292.  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the 1st time two Santanas went deep moments apart since Carlos Santana, the musician, and his look-alike Edward James Olmos found themselves on the back of a bangbus.

  1. FantasyLand says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Got some questions. I had Robles in my bench for the last 2 days -obviously- now that the suggestion is to start him again, who do I sit? My only options are Betts, Harper, Eloy and Ohtani. Harper is the one who hasn’t been good the last 7 days (full season for me, actually), but the hitter tron loves all of these guys for today and the next days. What do you suggest?

    Secondly, I”m carrying 4 injured players now: Pence, Clevinger, Mondesi and Story. My league has 2 IL spots.

    I’ll have to play a mix of moncada/villar/rodgers and didi to cover 2B and SS. Then I have desmond, renfroe and yonny chirinos as my most likely options to be dropped to pick up Alzolay. Is it worth to drop any of them for him? Last in HR btw.

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Could try Robles over ohtani for the weekend but they’re all good options.

      Lose Pence for Alzolay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • hondo says:
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      Ohtani isn’t going to start the next 3 games,at NL park,no DH.

      • FantasyLand says:
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        Great observation. Thank you all

  2. lubey says:
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    I totally credit Rudy for drafting Marte this year.

    • Really? I have zero shares. Maybe my toxic crush on Adam Frazier is at fault? That Ketel Marte luckiest shit quote is from me in a text convo I had w/ Grey yesterday :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wanna step in that lucky shit so bad, I’m like one of those little detective dogs with a corn cob pipe sniffing around for it

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Fun Fact! Olmos’ character in American Me was also a Santana, and based on that character’s sexual inclinations, we have a good guess of what will be featured in the bangbus video.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, great movie!

  4. Mike Blythe says:
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    Thanks always, guys for your help.

    I have to activate Judge.

    Whop do I drop?
    Cruz, Meadows, Dahl or Renfroe?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Renfroe

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Lose Dull

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Thank you guys for the heads up on Gallen. Saved my week. Would you drop Pressly for Alzolay? I already did but am looking for confirmation……

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Good move

      • SallyCips says:
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        Marble-headed Sally started Framber at the Bronxshore…but I generally start EVERYONE as a rule. Marbles…

        So you’re saying don’t drop Framber? ;)

        I traded Voit and Heaney for Kershaw and McMahon after a long back and forth dance. I’m sorta meh on it overall, lol.

        Also, speaking of meh, trying to trade Segura for a closer and I can’t get one bite. Yikes.

        • SallyCips says:
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          Why’d this go here, I dunno!

          • JakeTPE says:
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            Can’t pin that one on Framber he was pitching in a friggin monsoon…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “Why’d this go here, I dunno!” — seeing Framber in starting lineup

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Thanks DT, almost greased my senor’ crappers when I snagged Gallen and Gant for the Kooch!

        • Snacks Zillion says:
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          Eh…meant for above comments. Sorry, typing, drinking and driving-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Thanks Grey, is it a bad thing I purposely take a late lunch Friday to enjoy your buy/sell column at the Chinese Buffett?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, thank you for your patronage!

          • Snacks Zillion says:
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            Thank you guys, seriously.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  6. Blue Devil says:
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    Thoughts

    I get Yelich and I offer back Ryu, Meadows and Swanson?

    Too much?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yelich side

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Yelich side, assuming you can lose the SP production and/or can replace the SP with one or 2 of the open roster spots you get as well and dont need the SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich, like Trout, always

  7. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Very nice report, loved it.

    a. Sogard was called NerdPower when he was with the As. In Canada, they call him GeekPower ’cause Canadians don’t know the difference between a geek and a nerd. Oh! Canada.

    b. Signed up Yastrzemski. Here’s the logic (apart from you confirming everything I believe).

    1. His grandpa taught him how to hit.
    2. His pa wasn’t great.
    3. Sometimes greatness skips a generation.
    4. He got a hit off Jansen in the 9th

    c. Wow! Olmos-Santana meeting on the back of the Colombian bangbus, I think I’ve seen that DP scene. Btw, applied for a job in Guasdualito Venezuela and Tumbes Peru for support for the Venezuelan crisis. Tumbes is the port of choice for Venezuelan refugees and their eventual entry into Peru while Guasdualito has a very strange history (must read). If I got the job in either location it would be like I was divorcing my wife. The fastest connection from our house to Tumbes (door-to-door) is 72 hours!!! Of course, I hope I don’t get either job.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 21

    In Society, scene 3

    Eddie (Abbott): Fix that drip!

    Albert (Costello): Okay.

    Eddie (Abbott): I’ll give you the “okay. ” [Eddie (Abbott) raises the back of his hand like he’s going to slap Albert (Costello). The threat of violence is actually worse than the actual violence. Discuss.]

    Albert (Costello): Same old Eddie. Rough-and-tough Eddie.

    Eddie (Abbott): Go on! Fix that drip! What are you stalling about? Get with it! All set? Pick your tools up.! Keep quiet! There’s a man asleep in there.

    Albert (Costello): [Takes 1 piece of toilet paper, while Eddie (Abbott) isn’t looking, and shoves it up the faucet temporarily stopping the water from dripping.]All fixed.

    Eddie (Abbott): All fixed? Look! There’s another drip. Now we’ve gotta fix that.

    Albert (Costello): You take it easy, Eddie. Don’t work too hard. All right.

    Eddie (Abbott): Go ahead over and fix it!

    Albert (Costello): Hey, Eddie, there’s some water comin’ in here now.

    Eddie (Abbott): What?

    Albert (Costello): It’s comin’ in from this other thing in the bottom.

    Eddie (Abbott): Afraid of wetting your feet, eh? Use your plunger and clean it out.

    Albert (Costello): Okay.

    Eddie (Abbott): Do I have to tell you everything?

    Albert (Costello): No, no, that’s all right.

    Eddie (Abbott): What are you doin’? What are you doin’? The plunger, I said. That’s not the plunger!

    Albert (Costello): Give me another chance.

    Eddie (Abbott): Well, go ahead! That’s it.

    Albert (Costello): I knew it had a handle to it.

    Eddie (Abbott): Go ahead.

    Albert (Costello): It’s stuck! It’s stuck.

    Eddie (Abbott): What are you takin’ your shoe off for?

    Albert (Costello): I don’t wanna get my shoes wet. [Albert (Costello) takes off his right shoe but keeps his left shoe on and proceeds to put his left foot into the tub.]

    Eddie (Abbott): Oh. [Albert (Costello) had pulled to hard on the plunger and the handle flew out of his hands, landing the plunger on Eddie’s (Abbott’s) forehead.]

    Albert (Costello): Eddie, what’s the matter?

    Eddie (Abbott): What’s the matter? Pull on it. You’re always… Get it off!

    Albert (Costello): Look, Eddie, leave it that way and I’ll take you through the house. I’ll tell ’em I got you at an auction.

    Eddie (Abbott): Do something!

    e. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where’s the postcard? Still haven’t received it

      A. Nerds unite!

      B. 3. But what if it skipped two?

      C. Hahaha

      D. Nice!

      E. You too

  8. Lindorphins says:
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    Buy, sell or hold Hunter Dozier once back? Will the thorax lessen his power attack?

    Don’t Dr. Seuss back at me haha.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • B the Esq. says:
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      I would not drop him, no I wouldnt.
      Neither should you,
      you couldn’t and shouldn’t
      When he comes back, he definitely will hit,
      but do what you want, I dont give a sh….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’d hold to at least see a bit of him

    • BadVlad says:
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      Is Vlad Guerrero Jr a poor man’s Tommy La Stella with less power and a worse hit tool?

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        LOL i just lost my coffee

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hilarious

  9. Butt Hurt says:
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    Garver, Alfaro, story, Mondesi, cooper, clevinger all hurt in the last 48 hours. Goodbye first place hopefully We will meet again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  10. Dr Chym says:
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    Morning,

    I’ve had Villar at 2b all year and I’m growing frustrated with him (cuz he sucks). Was offered Albies for my Mike Minor. Preseason that sounds amazing but now Mike Minor is pitching like he’s good and Albies is only now heating up (and is prone to cold streaks).

    Should I accept Albies?

    Facts: 6×6 OPS / QS league

    Think Minor returns to earth?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want Albies, do expect Minor returns to earth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      But Minor doesn’t look that far off from where he might land

  11. Squidblob says:
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    Grey! Your mustache is shiny and slightly sticky! Waivers process on Sunday- all things being equal, who should I drop in a keeper league to pick up Gallen?- Mitch Haniger or Keston Hiura?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Hiura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s sticky from boba!

      Agree with DT

  12. Dan says:
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    Drop Segura for Danny Santana? OBP 10 team

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  13. JC says:
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    Rodgers or Ryan McMahon?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      McMahons at bats feel safer, Rodgers has more upside. I’d probably try Rodgers…

      • Jc says:
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        Thank you. Looking for upside

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

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

    Beeks likely bulking for the Rays today. “Masse” guy might be the preferred term in Montreal? O’s bullpen day, Hess seems like the best bet for bulk to me.

    Come on Rodgers, make them keep you up!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

      Rodgers pushing McMahon to the bench would be something I’d be here for

  15. FilthyRich says:
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    Need a 2b in a 5×5 while Mondesi is out. Who do you like from:
    Rodgers
    McMahon
    Danny Santana
    Biggio
    Moran

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Rodgers

    • B the Esq. says:
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      McMahon, Santana, Biggio…..Rodgers is just too unknown….will he play? Will be good if he does? Will he get sent down? None of those concerns for the others.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. American Troutfisher says:
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    You fell one Santana short, my man. It was a triple Santana homer day: Domingo, Danny, and Carlos. Or as they’re also known, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday Santana.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, nice

  17. Ty says:
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    Drop two in a points league

    Olson
    Soler
    Laureano
    Didi
    Victor Robles

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Laureano and Didi

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Good to see Donkey finally selling Didi short

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Ty says:
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        Out of Victor, Olson, and Soler, whose the odd man out?

  18. BH says:
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    Start Marquez at LA tonight?

    Wheeler or Heaney ROS?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m starting Marquez. Wheeler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. Earl says:
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    I also have been hit with DL bug this week. Lost starting middle infield of Story, Mondesi and Marwin Gonzalez. Only middle infielder I have left is Segura.

    It is 5×5 weekly roto 12 team league.

    Do I trade for help like Jorge Polanco or Ozzie Albies (would likely have to give pitcher like Zach Plesac or Robbie Ray) or look at waivers (Danny Santana, Michael Chavis, Sogard, Kipnis available) and just give up few players that I do not need like Gonzalez, Alex Reyes, etc.

    Strangely enough I probably need more pitching help than hitting but feel like pitching is lost cause this year and having a 3.75 ERA is not half bad, lol.

    Anyway, help/advice is appreciated!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Those trades sound good if you can get one done, but Chavis isn’t a bad stop gap either…

      • edietrich1962 says:
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        What about Danny Santana in addition to Chavis as stop gap? Would that be better than going for Polanco or Albies or would you say that Polanco and/or Albies are worth it even if it means giving up either Ray or Plesac (in that order I think).

        I kind of like Plesac going forward though for some reason. What do you think of Plesac ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT on trades, I’d try Danny Santana for now

  20. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Would you start Yammamota against the phillies Sunday? Tempting but i wondering if this will be when the Phillies bats let loose team slumps can only last so long?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start him unless it’s a shallow roto league

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks DT, It is the RCL league .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it home? If so, start him

  21. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Who knew that in the 2014 WS all the Royals had to do was grab a kid from the Midland RockHounds of the Class AA Texas League. If only KC had given him those ABs that Nori Aoki screwed up.

    Oh, how I wish Muncy would have broken MadBum THEN instead of after I traded for him a month ago…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rockhounds?

      Ha, ugh on Bum

  22. Komp says:
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    I know they’re both bad, but Elias or Brasier?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Elias is getting all the saves at the moment…..Brasier might be getting the saves….if they are both unowned, roll with Elias until we get more of an idea of Bostons pen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Elias

  23. Blitz says:
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    Are you holding onto Heaney?

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m giving him one more start in a good matchup.

      • Blitz says:
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        He’s got Cincy next week so fingers crossed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  24. Cram It says:
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    Pete Beef!

    I sense your anger and incredulousness in the Marte blurb. I hate him. I get angry every time I see he hits a HR. In turn, I get angry at my friend who owns him for being such a lucky shit. And this eggs on my friend, who rubs it in my face with each Marte HR. Sometime at the end of May, I told him if Marte hits 30 HRs I will retire from playing fantasy baseball. It was nice knowing everyone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, Marte’s getting 30 HRs by the ASB!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      LOL if its not in writing it didn’t happen Cram! Hmm… I think i’ll do a dive on Marte next week. Thought experiment: Muncy, DeJong, KMarte ROS?

      • Cram It says:
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        It’s gotta be Muncy. But I want answers on Marte goddammit! He’s 6′, 180 lbs wet, with more HRs in 300 ABs this year than in 2000 minor league ABs. 2000! Is this the Jose Ramirez school of evolution?

        • hot corner says:
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          Marte was awful for the first two months of last year, but he was solid after that. Last year, Marte hit a 465ft home run at a 113 exit velocity and the guys on MLB Tonight were saying Marte was going to be the next Cano with more speed. This year, he figured out how to hit RH pitching and almost doubled his launch angle.

          I own both Marte and Josh Bell in 4 of my 5 leagues.

          • Cram It says:
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            I don’t know, I see this year that his splits as a LHB have greatly improved from last year, but every year before that it was the opposite. I never really researched him and he’s clearly not just a speedster anymore. But F him anyway.

            • hot corner says:
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              Haha. I may look to sell him at this point. Like you said, he doesn’t really run and I think that he finishes in the low-30’s for HR’s . That means he is more of a 12-13HR/4-5SB guy with .275 average for the rest of the way and those guys a dime a dozen. Those are Brandon Lowe numbers.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Agreed

                • hot corner says:
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                  I might go the opposite direction at this point. I previously said that Albies was the same player as Marte. Now, I could probably trade Marte for Albies plus another good piece.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Prolly

  25. Big Ticket says:
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    Robles or Muncy in OBP dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      VICTOR Robles, close

      • Big Ticket says:
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        Thanks Grey. How close is Suarez/Muncy in same format?

      • Big Ticket says:
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        @Grey Thanks Grey. How close are Suarez/Muncy in same format?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very close

  26. Taylor says:
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    Keeper league, trying to win now, gonna have to part with some good young pitching to find some saves. Out of D German, Woodruff, and Boyd, who would you be least sad about losing this year and beyond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of them would I be sad about losing if it brought me the ‘ship

      Boyd, German, that order

  27. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Is d Castillo or strop droppable to open up a streaming slot until kimbrel reaches the majors? It’s a 16team H2H league

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Either one….both? I would definitely be ok letting either go for a streaming spot, depending on who is available on waiver regularly to stream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with BE

      Strop 1st

  28. Gregg says:
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    Catcher question : Alfaro, McCann, Tom Murphy, Vazquez or Phegley

    Following up with an exciting RP question, should i hang onto Diego Castillo in a SV+H league or pick up one of Amir Garrett, Ryan Brasier, Emilio Pagan, Pedro baez, Liam Hendriks, AJ Minter (I promise i’m not just listing all the available relievers).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phegley, bc I think Alfaro might have a concussion

      Grab Amir

  29. Travis Hafner says:
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    1.) I didn’t start Pivetta in any of my leagues yesterday, so this isn’t a tilt decision. But is he a drop after that ugliness? His next start should be a good one, SoN really likes it. Hold?

    2.) Trienen has been crap all year. 1.50+ whip is horrendous. Feels like another IL stint or something will come at some point; that elbow can’t be right. Is Hendricks the own? Or Trivino?

    3.) Still holding Lorenzen? Does he look to be a must hold for CIN closer job?

    • Cram It says:
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      1. He’s a streamer, so if he has a good matchup next, that’s what you do with streamers.

      3. I’m holding until the situation shakes out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Don’t know his next start, but if SON likes it, hold

      2. Liam’s been way better

      3. Agree with Cram

  30. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Wade Miley was just dropped in my 11 tm roto keeper league with a 200 start limit. Haven’t kept up with him on here so far this season – is he a good pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems ok if he has a good matchup and you need that sorta thing

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Would you favor Alzolay over him, then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  31. Ding Dong says:
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    B Rodgers, Didi, or Chris Taylor to fill in for Mondesi? 5×5 OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

  32. Robert says:
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    I am being offered Yordan for my Giolito? I am hesitant only because I don’t know what happens when Springer is activated next week. Should I make the trade and hope Yordan doesn’t get sent down?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Just this year or keeper/dynasty?
      It’s probably fair either way, but depends on your roster construction., league context and needs.

      • Robert says:
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        10 team h2h redraft league. I have Corbin, Bauer, Woodruff, Clevinger, Glasnow, Chirinos, Lucchesi , Paddack.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yordan, agree it’s fair

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He could get sent down, fwiw

  33. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you pick up Kyle “Please hold the” Garlick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, depends for who, but unlickely

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I have an empty roster spot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine then

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,
        FYTI Montas just got a 80 game suspension for PED. I need to activate Hunter Dozier, and need to drop someone

        Kyle “Pass The” Garlick
        Aaron Hicks
        Jason Vargas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Garlick

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            OK THANKS AS ALWAYS.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  34. Kline says:
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    I own these closers

    Holland
    Robles
    Kelley
    Kennedy
    Doolittle

    Would you add any of these closers in place of anyone above, or in addition to them?

    Romo
    Elias
    Brasier
    Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  35. Trickrey says:
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    Would you trade Jose Ramirez for Josh Hader? 12 tm redraft 5×5 (OBP and SV+H ). Jose has been riding my pine for the last few weeks

    • B the Esq. says:
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      At this point, in a redraft, sure. If he is a bench player for you, and you dont need to start him, you are plugging Hader in your lineup every day and getting ratios, ks, saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with BE

  36. Tony C says:
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    I love the Albombso nickname! Great choice Grey!

    Need to replace Trevor Story in my starting lineup. Please rank top 3 shortstops for next 2-3 weeks among Brock Holt, Andrelton Simmons, Asdrubel Cabrera, Amed Rosario, Willie Adames, Nick Goodrum, Eric Sogard, Jurickson Profar and Fred Galvis.

    Also,
    Please rank top 3 OFs ( a little speed would be nice ) among Victor Robles, Oscar Mercado, Jesse Winker, Brian Reynolds, Franmil, Domingo and Danny Santana.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, it was a commenter’s

      Amed, Profar, Sogard

      Domingo, Mercado, Robles

  37. Jason says:
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    10 team league. After we dropping Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      …the world will be yours

  38. Mike says:
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    Doolittle or Giles?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Doolittle…..Giles could get dealt and no longer be a closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with BE

  39. Jake says:
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    12 team 6×6 daily moves league with ops and holds the extra categories. We use qs instead of wins.

    My roster
    C Ramos, 1b Bellinger 2b Baez ss machado 3b muncy ci Alonso mi tatis of Acuña benintendi Domingo Santana Hoskins mallex util Dahl
    Bench didi

    Sp snell Bieber flaherty fried canning Gallen
    Rp c mart pressly leclerc Chapman
    Bench paddack and kimbrel
    Il Pablo Lopez and tailon

    I’m in first in every hitting category except steals. I’m second there.

    Would you cut Didi for Julio Urias

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Depends if you want to keep a bench hitter or not. I would have no problem losing didi for Julio. But I would also consider dumping Fried or Leclerc for Julio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Leclerc for Urias

      • Jake says:
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        Concerned about cutting lecler for holds and saves? Because holds is a category it’s hard to get saves in this league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, then lose Didi

  40. bigbear says:
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    Alzolay and Gallen are on waivers in a 12 team H2H league… I’m a very hitter heavy at the moment. I can see Alzolay pitching out of the pen for the most part to control IP. And could see Gallen starting until he hits an IP limit. Who to grab? And who to drop? Hold and continue working the trade market?

    C- Alfaro
    1B – Bellinger, Voit
    2B – Lowe
    SS – Treat, Anderson
    3B – Suarez, Kingery
    OF – Acuna, JD, Santana, Alvarez, Pence
    Util – Ohtani
    NA – Hiura

    SP – Soroka, Marquez, Bieber, Flaherty, Paxton, Giolito, Castillo
    RP – Yates, Jackson
    DL – Weaver, Strickland

    I’ve been shopping Soroka, Voit, Anderson and Santana with little interest at the moment…

    Thinking of dropping Jackson because there are a couple of other closers on waivers (Kennedy, Kelley, Rogers).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shop harder? I don’t see who you’re dropping

      • bigbear says:
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        Yeah, me either. Is there a cure for FOMO sadness?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you figure it out, let me know!

  41. zach jany says:
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    Should I replace mondesi with Rodgers or gurriel for the time being?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Llourdes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with BE

  42. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    What does eveyrone think about the MontreAmpa Bay res Expos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tampa Bay Je Ne Rays Quoi

      MLB said it’s not happening

  43. We're going to bomb thahhhhhh nevermind says:
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    Pick a side any side… 10 team 6×6 keep 8

    P. Alonso
    or
    J. Turner, Bauer, W. Franco (would have been a tough one to keep)

    • Cram It says:
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      Pete Beef

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  44. Erik says:
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    Dear Lord, I can’t believe I am asking this. I have the following players, and am thinking of benching Au Shizz.

    1B: Whit Merrifield, Au Shizz
    2B: Whit Merrifield, Ozzie Albies
    3B: Anthony Rendon, Vladito
    OFx3: Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Mookie Ballgame, Bryan Reynolds
    Util: all of the above

    So I am thinking
    1B: Merrifield
    2B Albies
    3B: Rendon
    OF: Stanton, Judge, Ballgame
    Util: Reynolds
    Bench: Au Shizz.

    Can I really do this?

    • Erik says:
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      Sorry, Util is x2

    • Erik says:
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      Sorry, Util is x2

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Use Shizz as a Util, play the matchups for Reynolds or Valdito

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to trade Au Shizz two months ago and people mocked me, with that said, he almost homered 3 times yesterday just missing, he’s about to get hot

  45. OaktownSteve says:
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    When Muncy came up against Bum last night the organist played Under The Sea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously? Bc it looked like Muncy was benched like a real chickenshizz… I can’t see Dodgers games due to blackouts

      • William Hung says:
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        Watch via Reddit son…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, too much work, tbh, I just see highlights

  46. whitt23 says:
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    2 team 6×6 with OPS and QS: My Snell and Bichette for his Corbin, Kendrick, and Dyson? Thoughts?

    • whitt23 says:
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      12 team. Sorry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell side

  47. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP with limited season moves (budget)

    C R Perez
    1B Votto
    2B Moustakas
    3B Chapman
    SS Lindor
    CI Olson
    MI J Polanco
    OF JD Martinez
    OF K Davis
    OF E Jiminez
    UTL Puig
    UTL Vogelbach
    BN V Robles

    So…I drafted Robles to get me some stolen bases, and while the power has been a nice surprise, Robles has 1 stolen base in the past month with a .330 OBP batting at the bottom of the line up. Obviously the statcast numbers for him are horrible, so I really need him to pick up some stolen bases, as my two best threats right now are Lindor and Puig (blehhh).

    Do I hold onto Robles and hope that he starts stealing more, drop him for another source of stolen base or say “screw it” and just pick up the best bat, stolen bases be damned?

    SB players: Kiermaier, Laureano, Senzel, Bradley Jr

    Overall players: Renfroe, F Reyes, Cooper, Calhoun, Mazara

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No Mercado available? Try Laureano

  48. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    It’s trade season in our 12-team, 5×5 OBP league. Teams out of the race are looking to dump players for future keepers and I have some attractive pieces. I have the following players that I could consider keeping (I can only keep three):

    Betts*, Bellinger, Harper*, Mondesi, Eloy, Yordan, Rizzo*

    * can’t be kept by another team since I kept them this year

    How would you rank the order listed above, and would you keep Mondesi, Eloy or Yordan over Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi is easily over Harper, let me tell you that right now, said like Gordon Ramsay

      Betts, Bellinger, Mondesi

      • William Hung says:
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        Gordon Ramsay would call you a dumb donkey first

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This is true

  49. krazyivan says:
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    Would you flip Gallen for Hunter Dozier and Anibal Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not, but it’s fair, guess depends on league

  50. The Other JC says:
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    1. Best three for holds?
    Strop, Alzolay, Morgan, Minter, Alvarado, P Baez, May

    2. Myers is my bench, platoon bat playing if matchups are good or Maz, Turner being rested. Hold or time to move on to Dannys, C Walker, Pollock, Verdugo, Y Diaz, C Walker…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minter, Baez, May

      2. Meh, bench bats for platoons? I guess Dannys over Myers

  51. Branta says:
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    Biggio or Lourdes ROS in a league with OBP/SLG instead of AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes

  52. Steve says:
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    Yamamoto or Alzolay? 12T roto mixed

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alzolay

  53. saint says:
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    Hello a Grey,

    Gotta make room for Story on the IL.

    Whose the drop. Pablo or Weaver?

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pablo

  54. Luvdarooks says:
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    Fedde or trevor williams rest of way? 4×4 no K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Williams

  55. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Next week my SPs are Snell, MadBum, Bauer, Flaherty, Fried, and two other spots.

    Framber Valdez vs PIT
    Porcello vs NYY
    Keuchel @CHC

    others available…
    Pomeranz COL/ARI
    JZimmerman TEX/WAS
    Mahle @LAA/CHC
    Shaun Anderson ARI
    Wainwright OAK
    Beede ARI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber, Keuchel, Mahle

  56. Worm Burner says:
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    Good Buy day morning,

    Lose Didi or B. Rodgers for Alzolay? Redraft league

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning!

      Didi

  57. Tbone says:
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    12 team, H2H, Dynasty

    My Moncada, Kyle Tucker, Taylor Trammel, Peacock, McCullers for Blake Snell, Jeff McNeil, Scott Oberg.

    I have Betts, Acuna, and Gallo in the OF. Moncada will lose 2B next season, and I have Machado at 3B. Figured I could flip some guys for a top end SP. Snell has struggled though, so…

    Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell side, it’s fair

  58. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    RPs I own: Brasier, Hand, and Kelley
    I like to start 2.
    Who do I sit next week?

    • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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      14-team Saves+Holds league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brasier

  59. LadyScorpio says:
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    Good article. Love, love, LOVE the blurb on Jimmy Nelson!! LOL! Anyway, in 6th place in my 12 teamer (RCL). Need to drop someone with Gennett returning. Whom would you recommend I drop?

    C – Realmuto
    1B – Voit
    2B – Altuve
    SS – Tatis
    3B – Muncy
    CI – C.J. Cron
    MI – K. Marte
    OF – Dahl, Domingo, J.D., & Choo
    U – Pederson
    IL – Gennett
    SP – Alzolay, Buehler, Canning, Cole, Gallen, Lynn, Paddack & Soroka
    RP – Doolittle & Pressly
    NA – Cease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Canning, 8 SPs feels too much

  60. Justin Ralph says:
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    The Robot likes Marquez today at the Dodgers. That takes some balls, even for a robot. Do you like that start? I’m thinking I sit Sonny Gray and Marquez today? What do you think Grey? I’m also wondering if Alex Reyes is worth dropping for Alzolay? Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting German

      Drop Reyes for Alzolay

  61. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    A) Odorizzi – Its worth noting that twins defense was awful, misplayed balls, and 3 errors. One in particular I remember extended inning on what should have been a routine groundout to end it. Also, back to back games vs the Royals are what has hurt him. Next start will tell is if they just have his number or if this the true regression train to a 3 ERA.

    B) Ohtani – Ausmus gave him the day off versus the worst lefty in the league. Clayton Richard is so bad. It woulda been nice. I think he’s looking at splits from June 2018, not June 2019, what an idiot.

    C) Meadows – with him as cold as ice, Rays seem like easy pitching matchup right now. Is it just me?

    D) Alzolay – are we expecting him to get real starts eventually or continue as middler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. That’s good to know, his #s still don’t say a 2.50 ERA, sadly

      B. Haha, ugh

      C. Rays are slumping hard right now, agreed

      D. I haven’t heard, my guess is he starts a few, honestly, I’d take 4 IP, gems from 3rd inning on

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        yeah i still think Odorizzi finishes around a 3.20-3.30 ERA like he did in 2015

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, 3.50 ERA seems safe

  62. Quill says:
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    Best short term fill in for Mondesi in 2 leagues

    League 1

    Bote
    Biggio
    Chris Taylor
    Rodgers
    Danny Santana
    Goodrum

    League 2

    Same as League 1 minus Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana, same

      • William Hung says:
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        Santana over Lourdes as well?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  63. knucks says:
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    5×5 12 Team Roto

    Giancarlo, Ryu, Soroka
    For Yelich, Roberto Osuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  64. I picked up Mercado for Pence because I need SB. When Pence comes off the DL should I play him over Mercado,?
    I have to drop one of them because I would have too many OF’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Mercado

  65. crimedog says:
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    If urias was called up today…urias or Didi ROS

    Can’t wait for the buy this afternoon!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  66. Mike says:
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    What’s your take on Michael Chavis ROS and as a keeper (was just dropped in my league)? He seems to have some pedigree (1st round draft and decent minor league power), but I didn’t hear much about him in prospect write-ups leading into this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think much of him, expect him to flame out a bit and be solid but not great

  67. BSA says:
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    Grabbed Yaz Jr – just because. My kid has my old Yaz bat out there on the little league field. Might have to change the team name with Biggio, Yaz, and Mondesi rolling right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! BSA! Good to see you!

      • bsa says:
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        Yeah – I’m here – but I start reading through some of the comments and questions and peel off without much to add or ask. That and I know Al Koholic is lurking….
        Now to decide between Brasier and Moronta

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Moronta!

          • BSA says:
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            HA! You zig and I zag – this other league I’m in is a crap fest – I jumped in to someone elses team and am wallowing in the bottom third – still trying to figure it out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

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

    You like Rodgers over DeJong as a Story replacement in 12 team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        Thanks! Have a great weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  69. Travis Hafner of the Hill People says:
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    Mike Leake or Nick Pivetta or death by strangulation? Also it’s obvious that prayer triangles don’t work. Fantasy gods require orgies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hexagons are the only prayers anyone listens to

      Strangulation

  70. CTFDU says:
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    QS league. Is it worth Adsolay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe

      • CTFDU says:
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        Do you think he will be a reliever all the way?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could be

  71. William Hung says:
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    The wild thing about Holland’s BS yesterday was how he did it – he was throwing curveballs to everyone, and they were going all over the place – one was spiked and almost ended up in the D-Backs dugout. Even the announcers were confused since he hardly ever throws a curve. One of them was guessing that Holland was trying to throw it cause he’s faced the Rockies so often and wanted to “mix things up” – hopefully he just sticks to his FB/slider combo and doesn’t try this heavy curve approach again… unless he can get that curve over for strikes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, saw it too… And own him, effin miserable outing for the 1st one in 8 days

  72. Mike says:
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    Would you give up Eduardo Escobar to get a closer in a 1-1 trade? How good of a closer would it have to be for it to be worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  73. Blue Devil says:
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    I was offered this trade.

    I get A. Chapman and S. Marte for Odorizzi, Doolittle and Kepler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d want Kepler

      • Blue Devil says:
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        Darn, so I’m losing out then. I will see if he will take Meadows.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  74. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Grey!

    Merry Friday my dude. You gotta watch my man Montas go to work more often. Was fortunate enough to ride him all season since I streamed him first week. Dude is a freak with his splitter. He painted 2-seamer inside corner @ 97 yesterday on Kevin Keiermeier and then made him do his best spinning top impersonation on a low-inside splitter that dropped off the table. So fun to watch plus he’s careful of his pitch count. Not to mention the matchup v. Morton yesterday.

    Also, I someone dropped Cowboy Chris Paddack in one of my leagues so I was able to scoop him for his start! Been jealous of everyone with their nice shiny Paddacks. All I can say is new Paddack on my wrist and I feel sexy! Take it easy my dude have a good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly most impressed with his turnaround as anyone on the mound

      Hopefully Paddack shakes whatever had him in his last three starts

  75. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Seriously, ONLY the Mets could have an 82 year old pitching coach..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, seriously!

  76. CTFDU says:
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    Domingod or Dahl ROS. OBP League.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  77. Justin Ralph says:
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    One more question. Im in a league with a limit of 50 moves. Im at 26. I could put Mondesi on the DL and add Julio Urias, or I could just wait for his return. My hitting is stacked and my pitching is my weakness. Thoughts? I could also add Ian Kennedy and I am in need of saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like Kennedy is the move

  78. Alan Ladd says:
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    Hi Grey
    I’m in a CBS 12 team weekly points league. Here are my current starting pitchers:

    L. Giolito
    Z. Plesac
    Z. Gallen
    M. Soroka
    M. Kelly
    G. Canning
    C. Paddack
    B. Peacock
    on the IL:
    C. Smith
    T. Glasnow

    Should I pick up either Framber Valdez, or Julio Urias, and if so, who should I drop?

    Or

    Do I stash Jesus Luzardo, if so, who gets dropped?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning and Kelly for Framber and Urias

  79. Jack says:
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    On base And Slugging percentage league
    Caleb Smith, GLasnow hunterDozier and mondesei on IL, Drop one or hold?

    OBP SLG% league add rodgers drop villar?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop on of the IL guys for what?

      Hold Villar

      • Jack says:
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        monodiesi went down , need an infielder, no bench guys left, nothing appetizing on the wire… there is profar, odor, dietrech, ian desmond, rogers, sano, ryan mcmahon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Desmond

          • Jack says:
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            Which IL guy do you drop for desmond? Smith Glasnow DozierMOndesei?

            Or i can hold and maybe drop eduardo rodriguez or lance lynn or maeda for desmond/?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              EdRod

              • Jack says:
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                Sorry for confusion i meant to say have no bench guys left and an open infield spot with mondesi hurt

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You said: Or i can hold and maybe drop eduardo rodriguez or lance lynn or maeda for desmond/?

                  I said drop EdRod

  80. InfieldDilemma says:
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    I have Ozzie Albies, Jorge Polanco, and Brandon Lowe at 2B, SS, and MI. Would you drop any for Lourdes Gurriel or hold?

    A little concerned by Lowe’s strikeouts but he has put up great numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Infield Dilemma says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. Joe Schmo says:
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    I’ve got Freeman, Au Shizz, Rizzo and Rhysus for 3 slots in my keep forever (no costs). It was fine this seas since Hoskins had OF eligibility but he figures to lose that next year making my situation a pickle.

    I know Fred and Hoskins should prob be kept. Who would you prefer ROS and next couple seasons Shizz or Rizz? 5×5 roto cats. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fred? Rizz

  82. Ah says:
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    Got Alfaro in two leagues. Phegley is available in one, Roberto Perez is available in both. Do you pick up Phegley and Perez each league, Perez in both, hold, or just Phegley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Phegley and Perez

  83. wOBA Fett says:
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    Hey Grey/DT/Anybody with an opinion who has read this far into the comments,

    So, Kluber got dropped in one of my 5×5 Ottoneu leagues and can now be re-auctioned for half price. ($20 in this case). That’s a great price for a top pitcher in this league. Want to take a stab at predicting the future for Kluber? I don’t care about his stats this year, but will he bounce back next season?

    Also, are you as excited for John Tuturro’s Big Lebowski spinoff as I am? The Jesus gets his own feature!

  84. Duelly says:
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    Señor Grey!

    Please rank these three big name rookies ROS overall:
    Yordan
    Riley
    V Robles

    All three are their own player, and we need to respect that, but ultimately one could be best!

    Robles might be best prospect, buuuut it ain’t 2022 yet!

    Thank you and happiest of Fridays!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, tough call, I wanna say Riley, Yordan, Robles, but if Yordan’s sent down it wouldn’t shock me

  85. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Grey!

    For ROS in 5×5 H2H league: Wheeler, Boyd or Gallen – pick 2

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Boyd

  86. lwomack58 says:
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    Reporter in Orange County quotes Dodgers GM as saying Stripling will be replacing Hill in rotation. Are you still picking Urias over Stripling?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bummer, then I’m fading both

  87. avogt555 says:
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    1) With mondesi/story on IL. Need a SS. Fletcher or Gurriel Jr?

    2) With QS 6×6, can you rank Darvish, Lynn, Mikolas and Lucchesi ROS?

    3) Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Lourdes

      2. Lynn, Yu, Lucchesi

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  88. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks Grey for the great write up!

    16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    I have Cease and A. Reyes stashed, should I drop any of them for Alzolay?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cease

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. Steve says:
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    Who do you like better for Saves,

    1. Barnes or Kennedy
    2. Barnes or Leclerc

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Barnes 2. Same

  90. Jubakka says:
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    Should i drop workmen or Minter for Pagan? There isnt any holds in my league but there is saves ANDtrikeout to walk ratio. So walks are bad. I could drop Morin instead of Workmen or Minter, but with Mondesi on the il and Dietrich in a slump im not sure if i should just drop either Workmen or Minter. There is obp and im in 2nd place , been in 1st mostly though. Here is my team
    C: Contreras
    1b: Hoskins
    2b:Morin or Dietrich
    3b: Machado
    Ss: Anderson
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Renfroe
    Of: Bruce
    Uty: Schwarber
    Bench: Mondesi(il), Mazara, Hunter Dozier,
    D.L: Corey Seager
    Sp: Snell
    Sp: Corbin
    RP: Chapman
    Rp: Workmen
    P: Minter
    P: Gioloto
    P: Alzolay
    Bench: Gallen, Gibson, Fried, Peacock, Musgrove
    D.L: Caleb Smith
    How does my team look? Should i drop Workmen, Minter, or Morin for Pagan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dropping Workmen seems fine

  91. rhodyballer says:
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    Buxton or Markakis ROS? 12 team roto redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

  92. Donald says:
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    Need SP. Would you trade Stanton for either Verlander or G.Cole and if so, which one. Need K’s and W’s. Thanks for all you guys do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those are fair trades… I’d take Verlander 1st… Prefer to trade lesser piece for lesser SP

  93. toolshed says:
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    D Santana is hot, does he play enough to own in a 12 team league? He isn’t listed as a starter. And they got pence and gallo on the dl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a starter until Pence returns which is shortly

  94. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Heaney, Gibson, or Ed Rod who’s the first to go?

    Happy Friday man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EdRod — you too!

  95. migdog23 says:
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    hey brother!
    what sort of haul should a strasburg trade pull in a OBP league?

    was offered benitendi which seems to my advantage using the trade analyzer tool.

    take er easy dude

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh well

  96. Picto says:
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    One gotta go

    Robles
    Olson
    Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles

  97. Earl says:
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    Just curious how you would rank following pitchers ROS?:
    Robbie Ray, Zach Plesac, Framber Valdez, Max Fried, Zac Gallen, Jesus Luzardo,Jake Odorozzi

    I know there is the allure of K’s with Ray but not sure why so many rankings have him so high (like around 35 best pitcher). He does not do enough for ERA and/or wins IMO.

    Is Plesac for real or just had good run up to now and wheels might come off before too long??

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi, Ray, Gallen, Framber

      • earl says:
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        Guess you answered my question then that you are not as high on Plesac as I seem to be??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s fine, he has a good next matchup

  98. Jaone says:
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    Should I drop Mercado, for Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  99. Curren Si says:
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    Phegley or Perez ROS

  100. erad says:
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    So I dropped Gallen on Monday – gets called up – then I was forced to use 50% of my remaining FAAB to rage add him.

    I’ve been holding LeClerc all year – knowing that as soon as I drop him – Kelley will cut himself shaving and be out for the year. But maybe I have to take one for the team here?

    Left pretty impressed with Gallen. Yeah he doesn’t have 95+ heat, but was touching 94 when he needed to, and that power change/cutter was straight filthy.

    You know who hates shit? Old Man Clemens. A lot can happen in the 2nd half – but where do you see Ketel next year – top 75ish player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Leclerc

      Ketel is a top 40 player easy right now, we’ll see in 2nd half

  101. Put says:
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    Elias or Romo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  102. Luke says:
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    Would you lose Mitch Garver for James McCann or hold? Sincere apologies for the catcher question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  103. cable says:
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    h/h points redraft……Judge or Hoskins

  104. cable says:
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    12 team h/h points redraft……..Judge or Hoskins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge

  105. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Ugh. Do I drop Glasnow? My IL runneth over, and I’m in a dogfight in the offensive categories and holds. I sure could use that spot for streaming middle relievers and batty calls. Guys like Lynn, Minor, Woodruff, Lucchesi and the like are generally available for streaming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, hate to do it now… What’s latest news on Glasnow? I haven’t heard recently

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        The ubiquitous “He had a bullpen session and felt really good” statement. Likely back after the AS Break.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, ugh, I don’t know, I would’ve said drop Glasnow last month, so I guess can lose him

          • Dave D says:
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            I haven’t dropped him anywhere yet but maybe I’m still in the denial phase of grief with losing him…

      • hondo says:
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        He’s gonna throw his second BP session today,says he’s feeling good after the first BP on Tuesday.Yahoo blurb says mid July probably.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, could be… I honestly don’t know, my guess is he returns, looks like crap and is off for TJ, but you never know

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        still same, had “really good” bullpen session tuesday, will have another today.

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          LOL in unison now

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  106. Ryan says:
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    What do you think Jay Bruce’s stats look like ros and do you think he’s a top 100 player going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, maybe 150

  107. Peter Parker says:
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    H2H points keeper league. Was offered Rizzo for P. Alonso. I can only keep 5 and have other good candidates, but I suspect I’d be able to keep Alonso in the 12 or 13th round next year. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  108. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team keeper league, drop Nick Ahmed for Brendan Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  109. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty QS league

    Framber or alzolay? Looking more for upside

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alzolay

  110. knucks says:
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    12 Team 5×5 Roto

    Dahl + Will Smith
    For Vlad

    And if you say Vlad, is it close enough that being desperate for Saves right now… you could see leaning the other way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What if Smith is traded to a contender and becomes the setup man?

  111. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need a dh for next week. these are top 4 unowned on HT for next week (plus rodgers). who do you like?

    desmond – 3 @ sf, 4 vs lad
    rodgers – 3 @ sf, 4 vs lad
    bauers – 3 vs kc, 3 @ bal
    mcneil – 4 @ phi, 3 vs atl
    avisail – 3 @ min, 3 vs tex

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  112. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*************

  113. Chad Bowling says:
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    Would you own Bauers or Yuli ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*************

  114. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***************

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