MLB should put pinball flippers by each dugout, then every time you think someone is about to have a 1-2-3 inning, the ball is flipped out of the stadium for a home run.  “Looks like the ump is tossing that ball in the dirt to the ball boy–BANG! WHIZZ! BOOM! Wow, another home run, Roger!  This is crazy!”  “Just when you think you’ve seen everything to further enhance the game by adding offense, MLB has put in pinball flippers.”  “It’s pretty cool, Roger.”  “My name’s Bill.”  “Sure.”  So, yesterday the Dodgers and Phils traded blows and blown saves — Kenley Jansen (1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.72) and Hector Neris (1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.08). Both closers are safe as far as any pitcher is safe.  THEY’RE USING PINBALLS!  However, Jansen was limping, due to taking a comebacker off his ankle, so Pedro Baez might see some looks. The hero, or gyro depending on ethnicity, was Bryce Harper (2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .257).  On our Player Rater, he’s been about as valuable as Shin-Soo Choo and Max Kepler. Yup.  Then, yinging his yang, Max Muncy went 1-for-3, 2 runs with his 25th homer. Most home runs since April 17th of last year when Muncy debuted:  Yelich 67 HRs; Trout 63 HRs; Muncy 60 HRs. And people didn’t want to draft Muncy this preseason.  Yup…YUP!  Of course, no highlight reel in prose would be complete without Cody Bellinger (1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 34th homer).  Forget Bellinger, he’s the Bellingest. Yup…YUP…yup.  Also, getting in on the action, Scott Kingery went 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs with his 13th homer, and his 2nd homer in two games. His average did drop about 100 points in the last three weeks, but he’s starting to pick it up again, and is still hitting towards the top of the lineup (2nd yesterday). Yup…YUP…yup…YuP.  Then yanging that yin, A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and 12th homer in the last three games. If it wasn’t for Oscar Mercado, I’d say Pollock was the hottest bat in the majors.  I might say it anyway, but while crossing my fingers.  Right Brain, “LIAR!”  Yup…YUP…yup…YuP…yeppers.  Finally, Matt Beatty hit his 3rd homer.  Snap into a Batt Meatty!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jean Segura – Out with a heel injury. Same thing happened to Hulk when he went to the WCW.

Jay Bruce – Diagnosed with an oblique strain, and he was never good in the 2nd half of any season, so, for the Phils, everything is coming up Mets!

Walker Buehler – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.44, but also gave up four unearned runs.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  The best way for a pitcher to keep his ERA down is for him to insist his fielders suck.

Andrew Cashner – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.09. Some players join a team like the Red Sox and try to do too much instead of staying within themselves and delivering the results they had on their prior team. Andrew Cashner doesn’t have that problem.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .312.  Now has six homers in his last eleven games.  Someone DNA test Bogaerts to see if he’s on the Gurriel family tree.

Edwin Jackson – Designated for assignment.  His assignment is to win Powerball, take his winnings to start a major league franchise and sign himself, because it’s the only team yet to sign him.

Jacob Waguespack – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.93. He was called up to replace Edwin Jackson. Here’s how that phone call went down:  “We don’t have any pitchers.” “Get someone from the summer camp.”  “I need a name.”  “I don’t know — check Camp Waguespack.”  “Is that the same camp where Ian Kinsler and Ryan Braun met?”

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer. If he plays his cards right, Teoscar might just get invited to next year’s Home Run Derby.

Max Scherzer – Played catch in the outfield yesterday.  Yahoo better not give him the Ohtani eligibility treatment.

Austin Voth – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  Baltimore failed to rock the Voth and Carcetti’s back for another term.

Matt Adams – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. Mean’s while, I have the pathetic Ryan Zimmerman on my deep league teams.  Any guess how many homers that schmohawk has? Roughly the same amount Travis d’Arnaud hit in one game.

Juan Soto – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .303.  *pops top off Juan Soto’s head, fizz sizzles, tips Soto over and guzzles* Thank you, Soto Popinski!

Eloy Jimenez – Headed to the IL after injuring his elbow in a collision.  Eloy is returning to Chicago for tests, and I need a prayer circle in the shape of a Red Cross.

Adalberto Mondesi – Left yesterday’s game after a dive, and it looked like he hurt his shoulder seriously.  Forget the Red Cross prayer shape, we need to form the shape of an ambulance!  Stat!

Glenn Sparkman – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.54.  Hahahahahahaha…Breathe, Grey, breathe!  Oh my God, just give me pitchers who are owned in less than 2% of leagues and call it a day!

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .311.  His home run was a two-run inside-the-parker.  Is it me or is it weirder when an inside-the-park home run isn’t a solo homer?  Meh, maybe it’s me.

Hunter Dozier – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. First home run since June 25th and I was beginning to worry he was still injured.  Not sure we’re out of the dark yet, but good sign, like Capricorn.  What, Marianne Williamson says so.

Hunter Pence – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL.  In related news, Willie Calhoun was sent down and said, “I’m speechless.”  Technically, if you’re doing a short Ted Talk, ‘I’m speechless’ qualifies.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.87.  Lynn’s in a weird spot. If he pitches well, the Rangers stay in the pennant chase and Lynn stays on the Rangers. But if Lynn pitches poorly, the Rangers become sellers, but no one will want Lynn. Maybe I’m defining ‘weird’ wrong.  Any hoo!  Streamonator likes his next start in Houston which seems bizzonkers, but there ya go.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3 and his 22nd homer.  I have a fix for MLB and their juiced baseballs.  This offseason you take Joey Gallo to Coors and have Pete Alonso’s cousin pitch to him.  You keep throwing him different sized baseballs until he fails to hit a home run, then that’s your new regulation baseball. If it’s a bowling ball, then so be it.  (BTW, Coolwhip, gave you his Joey Gallo breakdown this past weekend.  Can he continue to hit .265+? Go find out!)

Alex Young – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.96. Okay, need to examine what’s going on here. *looks at his player page*  He’s another weak velocity guy. This conspiracy theory of mine really seems to be holding some water. No hitters see 88 MPH fastballs so it confuses them. Young throws complete junk like an angry Fred Sanford, but he’s obviously finding success.  Do I trust him?  Let’s say he was available in my NL-Only league as of yesterday. (I put in a bid, because eff it.)

Brandon Woodruff – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.53.  Some days I feel like Woodruff is my only good pitcher.  Those days are every time Woodruff pitches.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  “Listen, do you want to pay to ship him home or just put a bunch of stamps on his head–Wait a second!  Lorenzo Cain moved? I don’t believe it!”

Christian Yelich – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a (grand) slam (33) and legs (23), hitting .332. He’s on pace for the stat line:  I/think/he/owns/himself/in/fantasy.

Keston Hiura – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .317. He’s hitting near-.600 in the last week and has multiple hits in four of his last five games and hip hip Hiura!

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-4 and two steals (15, 16), hitting .290.  It’s hard to see this right now because Yelich is in the middle of a historic season, but in 2020:  Tildaddy or Yelich?  Okay, Yelich, but it’s close eh eff.

Max Fried – Hit the IL with a finger blister.  That’s what Fried gets for not sticking his hand in the urinal when Moises Alou prompted him.  Urine don’t grow on trees, Fried!

Matt Chapman – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .280.  Then, going back-to-back, Matt Olson (1-for-3) hit his 20th homer.  The dugout after each home run were…*pinkie to mouth* Welcome, Matts.

Omar Narvaez – 3-for-4, and his 15th and 16th homer, hitting .297.  He had 12 homers combined in his career. Life as a juiced baseball shouldn’t be so tough, Inspectah (Upper) Deck.

Robel Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .348.  Okay, it’s way past time to unleash the hounds and grab him in mixed leagues. Do I think it continues? No, his Ks are absurd, but definitely a hot schmotato if nothing else.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-5 and his 21st homer, and third homer in as many games.  Schwarber’s headed for a quiet 35-homer season, if you ignore the screams from Joe Buck’s bedroom.

Jack Flaherty – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.41 vs. Dario Agrazal – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  Instead of throwback uniforms, they used throwback baseballs.

Matt Carpenter – Hit the IL with a foot contusion. Honestly, I thought he was on the IL for something else. My Matt Carpenter preseason overrated post seems like it might’ve been kinda money.  As money as my Jose Ramirez overrated, Noah Syndergaard overrated and Vlad Jr. overrated posts? Hard to say. You decide.

Austin Meadows – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Said to Buy him about fifteen times in the last week (maybe three times).

Aaron Judge – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .304.  Back-to-back recent Buys with Meadows and Judge.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .331.  Well, if I’m going to point out that I called Austin Meadows and Judge as a buy, I have to point out that I said to sell LeMahieu. I stand by both.  Though, I’m actually laying in a tub of ice.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .255. Didi has the most grand slams of any shortstop since 2017. The Ghost of Lou Gehrig just dabbed.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 28th homer, hitting .225. The Edwin’s parrot says, “Polly want a Cracker Jack.”  It’s a baseball parrot, dur.

Byron Buxton – Hit the IL with concussion symptoms. Why do I get the “You’re playing too hard for your own good” vibe from Buxton?  Yo, Byron, stop diving for balls, you’re gonna end up like Brett Lawrie.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  His ERA is around 3.00 since the beginning of June.  Oddly enough, I dropped him around May 31st.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I simply said to Karen a Yo Momma joke, but if we’re going to be sensitive then, ‘Your maternal guardian is so dumb and freaky she thinks 23 and Me is the title of her sex tape.” Better?”

Steven Matz – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.87. He was on a strict pitch count because, apparently, being out of the rotation for one whole week means he needs to get stretched out.

Mike Yastrzemski – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 2nd homer on my team. How did I know to pick him up, you ask softly with a sad smile.  Dude, he’s in Coors.

Will Smith – 1 IP, 3 ER and the blown save, ERA at 2.75. Then, stepping up his game, Wade Davis came in for 1/3 IP, 3 ER, upping his ERA to 6.04. There aren’t closers this year as much as eventually there’s a 9th inning and a game ends some point after.

Corey Kluber – Will throw a bullpen session today.  Sell!  Seriously…Sell! He’ll be lucky to throw 30 IP this year.

Oscar Mercado – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (8) and his 2nd straight game with a slam & legs, with Monday’s being a double slam. You can try to find a hotter hitter right now, but, rather than that, why not just lean in and go with Mercado?

Zach Plesac – 3 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, ERA at 3.56, but this great start was interrupted by rain. We have SerendiPPDy for when you’re fortunate that rain washes away a disaster start, but we don’t have a term for when your pitcher is throwing well and rain robs him.  Please suggest a term in the comments. Thanks!

Jordan Yamamoto – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.59. Mentioned this about five zillion times (maybe four times, but at least once already in this post with Alex Young) when Yamamoto was first called up:  pitchers who don’t throw fast have an advantage because hitters are not used to seeing junk. Yamamoto is a major junk thrower.

Brian Anderson – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .248. He leads the Marlins in homers. Wait until they hear about the juiced ball.

Garrett Cooper – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and his 4th homer in the last five games, hitting .315.  Wonder why I keep saying he could be as good as Goldschmidt? Watch Cooper swing a bat.

Logan Allen – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.08.  “German Marquez didn’t do me right, but I have Logan Allen facing the Marlins on Tuesday,” which is what I said right before going mad.

Franmil Reyes – Was a late scratch yesterday, but hit a pinch hit bomb (26th homer).  There was talk about a Hug Watch because Franmil might be traded.  I have one thing to say, hugs are way too touchy-feely in today’s climate. A Flab Grab watch?  Ripeness Check watch?  Torso Touchies watch?  Human Slap Bracelet watch? Or use a baseball term – Getting To Second Base watch? A Human Watch Around Your Belly watch? A Failed Chokehold watch?  A Flesh Rope watch?  An Italian Entrance watch?  Friendzoned Watch?  Arm Lasso watch?  #BanTheHug

 
  1. Teddy Ballgame says:
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    After streaming Yamamoto I considered dropping but after seeing his H/9 and HR/9 over the last 3 years, I’m hanging on.

    Plesac was pitching well until his start got Tarped & Weathered.

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      Tarped & Weathered is nice and creative. If your tastes run more plebeian and obvious, his start got pissed on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tarped & Weathered is solid, will put it on the list!

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    This right here had me spewing my tea on my keyboard:

    “Schwarber’s headed for a quiet 35-homer season, if you ignore the screams from Joe Buck’s bedroom”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

    • Yes says:
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      Pics or it didn’t happen

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    So, Scooter Gennett — when does he make an appearance in one of your “left for dead” blurbs? Until then, at least talk some trash on this schmohawk to get him going!

    Seems like the profile of a hitter that could have a monster season with the juiced ball, but man, taking a long time to shake off the cobwebs from his groin area.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he might just have a lost season (as Cain still seems headed for)

  4. Tom Emanski says:
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    My wife swears it’s not a big deal, but I’ve dealt with several cases of Premature Precipitation this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, will put it on the list!

  5. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I’m in good shape for playoffs and my two DL slots are taken by Kluber and Salazar. If Mondesi needs DL time,
    1. Which pitcher should I drop?
    2. Or (not desirable but viable), should I retain both and play w/o bench bat?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lose Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    After this posting, I read today’s notes and learned ERoy is also DL bound! So I know a bench bat is no longer a luxary (Unless I drop both Salazar and Kluber).

    I also noted that you see Kluber at no more than 30 innings. Since this’ll be during the plqayoffs, 30 EFFECTIVE innings is valuble. But not if he’s on a strict pitch count and goes 4 innings/game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess he goes 5+ for maybe 5 games

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Kluber that is

  7. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up! Just when things were flying smoothly, Mondesi crashed and burned and not looking good…

    1) who do you like as a potential batter replacement for Mondesi? Danny Santana, Hunter Dozier, Oscar Mercado, Nate Lowe, Tyler O’Neill, Garrett Cooper (can you please rank 3 of them so I know how to set waivers? :)

    2) I have Jose Alvarado on the DL, and Diego Castillo on roster. Do you think Alvarado does anything this year in terms of saves or do you think I can drop him safely? Only asking because I’d probably just put Mondesi in that DL spot

    3) who would you drop of these guys ? Eflin, Pineda, Gallen, Channing

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Mercado, Lowe, Cooper
      2) Drop Alvarado
      3) Gallen is the only one I think needs to be owned unless its a deep league. Behind him I rank them Pineda, Canning, Eflin.

      No problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

      Agree with DT

  8. Bullz says:
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    Need one

    Plesac vs KC
    Happ vs Tor
    Richards vs SD
    Chavez vs Ari

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Plesac

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. CLufty says:
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    12 team dynasty pick 1 SP and hitter ROS (and beyond)
    SP:
    J Junis
    S Turnbull
    B Keller
    T Beede

    Hitter:
    H Dozier
    A Dickerson
    Or take a chance with G Lux or Luis Robert?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beede

      Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lou Bob if you’re just stashing

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

    Pena not bulking today, however Milone is. Brooks for the O’s isn’t stretched out so I think we see Ynoa for multiples.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  11. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    not only did few want to draft muncy, even at his great ADP price, they were in here whining about dropping him for months even when he was on the same pace nearly exactly as last year (the latter is just stupid, you know who you are)

    i’m just pissed in a keep 5 hitters, 4 pitchers 14 teamer i had the old muncy or andujar decision this year. went with andujar from mostly age, thought muncy was slightly better this year. now i have to keep 5 of these next year: otani (get the pitcher too, so could count him AS a pitcher), stanton, puig, kingery, goldy, treat urner, andujar (won’t be him anymore), riley, chavis, brantley (didn’t keep him and got him back fairly early in draft); then 4 of these: otani, wheeler, price, bieber, ryu, kimbrel, giles, rogers, r.hill, mckay (would get both hitter and pitcher).

    anyhoo, in 16 teamer with QS and holds i’m about to drop lorenzen or hirano for a more likely future closer (i have few saves by now) in hudson. who’s my SP drop though first, i have left turnbull in DL slot. i have: duffy, vargas (it’s probably him, but duffy’s got the worst FIP of these guys), turnbull, corbin, happ (actually it’s him with the worst FIP), bailey, lynn, lucchesi. h2h league so i need the depth. traded thor away to get k.davis about 3ish weeks ago, probably didn’t want to keep thor anyway later (corbin only SP keeper out of 6 total).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally

      Hirano

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        sorry, yeah hirano from lesser saves chances probably and ARI uses far too many guys for holds to think hirano even with his shiny FIP will be locked into much. i meant though which SP is the drop for either calling turnbull up or dropping to be able to drop hirano for hudson?

  12. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Who would you guys hang onto out of Pagan, T. Rogers, W. Davis and Neris? One has to go. As always thanks. This comment section reminds me of the old school fantasy chats before podcasts, etc. Very cool.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      All pretty close. Guess I’d let Neris go but don’t feel strongly one way or the other.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, but agree with DT — thanks!

  13. Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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    Yo, would you drop s gray, benitendi, or m olson for k heura to replace mondesi (assuming he misses time w shoulder? Stanks as always!

    • Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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      This is a 10 tm h2h cat lg w 3 keepers… league settings might help yall a bit…stanks again!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Sonny there. Olson works too if he’s a bench bat…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. Jimmy says:
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    How bad do we think verlander could be in the second half? All the peripherals look bad. I tried reading him but the best I could get is nola basically. My offense is stacked so I need all the pitching I can get. After verlander, Buehler, Bauer and woodruff I have all crap. Gallen, maeda, etc. should I keep verlander?

    • Rob says:
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      Your questioning no 2 pitcher in league?

    • knucks says:
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      This must be a 10 team league, cause I would kill for that pitching staff

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Great pitching staff there. I’m not too concerned about Verlander, recommend keeping him unless you can get a haul.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    A) Who to drop to bring Lamet in (or maybe also just drop lamet) ?

    B) There are some interesting options on the wire that I think I’d like to get (all options below) but was thinking Kingery & Pollock

    Waiver wire

    HIT – A.J. Pollock, S. Kingery, G. Cooper, D. Santana, D. Fletcher, J. Soler, K. Schwarber, F. Galvis, B. Dozier, A. Simmons

    PIT – G. Sparkman, J. Junis, B. Keller, C. Bassit, H. Bailey, J. Chacin,

    RP – S. Greene, B. Treinen, L. Jackson, G. Holland, H. Robles, I. Kennedy, S. Kelley

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – A. Rizzo
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – C. Santana
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – P. Goldschmidt
    MI – T. Turner
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Yelich
    RF – C. Blackmon
    Util – E. Suarez
    BN – D. Santana
    BN – H. Dozier
    BN – L. Urias (NA)

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP) DTD
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP) DTD
    P – A. Heaney
    BN – Z. Gallen
    BN – D. Cease
    BN – B. Mckay (NA)
    DL – C. Kluber (10-DL)
    DL – D. Lamet

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can drop Cease for Lamet or Pollock (or Kingery) but another bench bat seems silly

  16. Tony C says:
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    Drop Pagan or Marquez for Plesac or Beede?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  17. Gotime says:
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    “Pinball flippers” ?! Classic! Good stuff Grey
    12 team keeper league H2H. Looking for an arm for playoffs would you sell Tim Anderson ($4 for next 2 years) for a rental pitcher (Tanaka Corbin Bauer available) – trade for any or hold

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Bauer or Corbin I would, not Tanaka…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  18. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    great write up the HR’s are crazy this year

    I have Bruce and Segura time drop Bruce or wait an see. I need to add an infielder.

    Kaplar is a moron after making excuse for segura and everyone else benching Franco for not running one out. When asked about it he got mad and said he is no Dallas Freaking Green. This guy is a bad series away from the unemployment line.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on league depth and who your other options are. In shallower leagues you can cut bait.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! So crazy

      “Maikel is benched bc he didn’t run it out.”
      “Um, skip, he didn’t run it out bc it was a game-winning home run.”
      “Shut up, rook!”
      “Skip, I’m your son and you are home.”

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks DT……

        Kaplar is actually smart he just seems to make some bad judgment calls it think he might end up like TIto and be a good manager after a couple firings and some more experience but he in a bit over his head now

        I will miss his quotations though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  19. Curious George says:
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    What is it about Domingo Santana that makes you more confident in his second half than Ramon Laureano’s? Very comparable stats at the moment and both with high BABIPs. Neither has a particularly strong mlb track record (Domingo has 2017 but…?)

    • knucks says:
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      Domingod has done it since March and Laureano started the season pretty cold. You could be right, they could end up with similar numbers from now until October 1st, but Domingo has more Power and Laureano has more speed. If you have both or are looking to buy both… it’d be cheaper to buy Laureano and you would most likely get a bigger haul if shopping Domingod

      • Curious George says:
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        I guess my argument would be that yes laureano started cold, but Domingo had an ugly May as well. I have both and like both. Just a question on evaluation. Was surprised to see Ramon’s power numbers about equal at to domingos so far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And in 2017 Domingo was a top 10 OF, Laureano’s never done that for a full a season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They could end up by each other in value… Domingo has a longer track record and hits in better spot in order

  20. md says:
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    Is Robbie Ray + Conforto too much for Trevor Bauer? 14 teamer – can fill Conforto’s bench spot with someone like Cooper or Mercado

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      if cooper/mercado are just in FA this sounds good to me.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not too much, I’d want Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Steve-O says:
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    When your pitcher’s good start is rained out, it’s HaPPDless?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s solid, will put it on the list!

  22. Alex says:
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    Robles or Mercado ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Coin flip to me but I’ll take Robles still

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Mercado

      • Alex says:
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        1. How about between Kingery, Mercado, Robles?

        2. Who do you think gets the most steals ROS between Mercado and Robles?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Kingery or Mercado — pretty even, that order seems fine

          2. Mercado

  23. prey879 says:
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    Noo not mondesi, he can have my shoulder.

    Preparing for the worst, but which of these super awesome SS would you scoop up until we hear more about Mondesi: B. Crawford, Andrelton Simmons, Kevin Newman, Eric Sogard, Freddy Galvis, or Marwin Gonzalez.

    It’s a 12 team 5×5 OBP league.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Crawford while he’s hot

      • The Harrow says:
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        he’s leaving COL after today (crawford)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, and why Crawford is not good

          • The Harrow says:
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            of course that one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin

  24. Fund says:
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    So I was hit by the injury bug pretty badly last night.

    Here’s the squad (H2H points)

    Jansen, Belly, Hiura, Segura, Mondesi, Muncy, Bryant, Trout, Dahl, Domingod, Eloy
    Bench: Laureano

    Flaherty, Luchessi, Gallen, Cease, McKay, Lamet (Stream), and Allen (Stream) IL: Wheeler
    Diaz, Doolittle, Robles, Kennedy, CMart

    It sounds like Trout and Segura’s injuries are temporary so I might only be down one guy. Seeing my lineup, would you continue to hold Eloy even though I don’t have an IL spot for him? Would you also consider dropping some of my pitchers in order to get some short term help while my bats heal up? Here are some free agents I’m targeting

    JUp
    Danny Santana
    Marwin
    Didi (has to clear waivers first)
    Profar
    Cooper
    Brosseau
    Nate Lowe
    Newman

    Shortstops are likely a priority, since I might be down both Segura and Mondesi who are my only two. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you wait a few hours until Eloy’s diagnosis comes back for how long he’s out?

      Didi, Upton

      • Fund says:
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        Yeah I’m gonna sit tight. If I hold Eloy, who would you drop from my team for Didi and/or Upton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Allen

  25. uncle ernie says:
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    Looking to stream one of these guys. E Rodriguez vs the Jays. Sonny Gray at Cubs. Ponce De Leon vs Pirates. Leaning Leon but Rodriguez not bad either. Thanks

    • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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      probably ed-rod but ponce has been killing it for a while now. SON doesn’t believe it though.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Ed-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • hondo says:
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      I was going EdRod until I saw the weather.Now going with Yu with a slight wind blowing in.

  26. bigbear says:
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    Thanks Grey! No ?’s. Just chatter and grumbling.

    Buehler also issued 3 BBs. Think I heard that was (tied for) the most in his career. It’ll be sad not drafting my Bue for the next 10 years…

    88 MPH fastball guys – A couple of weeks ago I was watching a game. No clue what game. Doesn’t matter. But some rookie was throwing upper-80’s and all the color guys were talking about was the spin rate of his 4-seamer. Apparently it’s appears faster than it is so it throws off the hitters timing. Meh is the new wow. Or as a cool cat says, “Meow!” I’m a dog guy though, so “Bow wow! Woodruff!”

    I wish the Judge owners in my league were selling… I’ve thrown the kitchen sink at them. Same for every stud SP.

    Dang it, Eloy! Had you pegged for a strong second half… On the plus side, you’ll be more draftable in 2020.

    Dang it, Mondesi! XOXO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA re: Meow, nice!

  27. Bum Gardener says:
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    Just wanted to say, I couldn’t agree more on Cashner. I don’t care what his W/L record or ERA are right now, it is very obvious watching him that he is one of the very worst pitchers in baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  28. Joakim Dead says:
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    Glossary term Aceid Rain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s solid, will put it on the list!

  29. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    seriously odd that a.young wasn’t owned in an NL only. not that he’s good, but guys pick up guys like that usually right away after one good looking ERA start. same as yazstremski/robel when they had one or 2 good hitting days. i’m pissed i missed getting back on batt meaty in that same league while holding ervin, did just drop him for n.williams though in case he’s starting (own bruce).

    – soto got some sort of injury in that game as well, don’t know how bad it was just yet.

    – saw where that cashner blurb was going before we got there, but wasn’t sure how it was going to be worded, good stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s one of the shallower NL Only, but agreed, I was a little surprised he was out there — Soto hurt too? Oh no!

      • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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        well, the only thing i can find as to what is “hit his longest HR ever 2 pitches after fouling ball off of leg” so probably fine.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  30. rich says:
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    When a pitcher’s start ends early due to rain delay? The Splash Bone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe, will put it on the list!

  31. Travis Hafner says:
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    Grey, you are a fantasy wizard. However, I am going to point out a flawed player valuation you have.

    In his past 162 games played, SOhtani has a line of

    90/36/101/.290/16

    That’s literally like borderline 1st/2nd round pick numbers.

    What’s the knock on him?

    Eligibility? Minuscule with numbers like that.

    Games played? I see him play mostly every day. AND, if he ends up playing (worst case) 3 of every 5 games, he’s still elite on a per start basis (unless your in a lineups lock league. Which is an asterisk)

    Injury? I wouldn’t say he’s prone, plus being a DH only really limits his risk. Different story if he’s pitching.

    If you wanna cite the risk of him next year while returning to being a pitcher, I totally get it. But for 2nd half, I think you put him somewhere in the 80s? Behind guys like Correa, Albies, Meadows?

    I just don’t get what you don’t like. 5 category player, no weakness, hits in a good lineup position, clearly talented. Feels like you haven’t liked him all year and I have yet to make sense of it.

    As always, love and appreciate your insight. Thanks.

    • bigbear says:
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      Ohtani has more value this year than any other year because he’s going to get more plate appearances than when he’s pitching too. I’m 80-90% past the injury risk concerns at this point. Only issue would be an injury stealing a base.

      This year as a full time hitter (after returning from injury), he’s still sitting against many lefties because he’s a .244/.326/.388 hitter against lefties. He’s a .310/.372/.627 hitter against righties though! I’m in this year. But not when he’s pitching.

      Coolwhip had a good post on Ohtani a few weeks back indicating Ohtani’s hitting lefties a little better. Highly recommended read if you haven’t already.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        he’s much better against lefties this year than before (including japan), and better than rudy’s bots assumed too. next year he’ll cost more in espn/fantrax where you get both players, that’s my only future issue. this was the year to get him in keepers/dynasties (if possible, but likely he was a very high draft pick in dynasties last year and nobody in their right mind dropped him in those)

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      rudy’s TRON and preseason rater had him as the 16th or something best hitter in the league on a per at bat basis, and he’s been playing at least close to that for a few weeks now. i own him in every non dynasty i’m in this year at his cheapo price since he was out at least a month during draft season. some dynasties too.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        that 16th referred to OPS leagues, might’ve been a bit lower in 5×5, but maybe not. he’s a high AVG guy with some power and some steals, so maybe not lower in 5×5 though.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yea Grey, why do you hate OHtani?!
      We want answers!!

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        Hate is a strong word, but is applicable when speaking in terms of relativity.

        I just don’t see what doesn’t make him a more desired player. Especially when he’s stealing bases.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      162 games across two years? You playing in a July to July league?

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        Well, his limited ABs are problematic when he’s a pitcher; which was most of last year, then the Tommy john which knocked him out for part of this year. I think strictly as a 2nd half/July-October player, shouldn’t we think very highly?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, what if the Angels send him down to get some starts before the minors season is over?

          • Travis Hafner says:
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            That’s a potential scenario, but is the risk of that not counteracted by his lack of injury risk? Compared to say a Starling Marte? Even a Ryu? I know part of Ryus ranking was assuming the risk ghost injury or regression, but even with that built in risk I still would feel confident in him being an elite hitter ROS.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think Ohtani is more injury risk than any other player — can’t ignore that he definitely has to get stretched out if he’s ever pitching again in the majors — he might play winter ball too, but at some point he needs to ramp up his throwing

          • bigbear says:
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            What do you think the odds of him getting sent down are? 50/50? 10%?

            I doubt he’ll get stretched out this MLB season. Especially since they are 4 wins are so out of the second wild card spot. Maybe in winter ball. But I’d bet they bump ramping his pitching up until next spring (and start the season as an opener or middler for a while). Especially since Ausmus is comfortable with the idea and have used openers before.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, maybe… I don’t know, but that has to be on the table… 80/20 he stays vs. goes… It’s there tho

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                LOL but why don’t you believe in him Grey!?!?!? serious face now, if they moved him to RF and said “no pitching for you (except extra inning/playoff games)” i would legit draft trout and him 1, 2 as my first picks every time i could. welcome to the 5-cat sho!… also worth mentioning his presence behind Trout is doing wonders for Trout…

                before may 7th
                .291/.475/.563 – 173 wRC+
                since may 7th
                .313/.447/.716 – 200 wRC+ … 200!!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I want Ohtani to never pitch again (or as closer at most), but that will hinder him as a hitter

  32. Boomer19 says:
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    Good morning Grey. Great write up this morning. When a starter sucks after a rain delay he simply was hit with a Cold ‘n Shower. Happens to my starters way too often. Cheers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s solid, will put it on the list!

  33. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    for 12 team h2h 5×5. only 2 DL slots. have peacock and alvarado in them. sounds like mondesi is going back down there. drop which for him going into it. have these for closers: pagan, kimbrel, hansel and gretel robles, kelley.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      and these SP: ryu, paddack, lucchesi, mckay, duffy (streamer), corbin, yamamoto, marquez. very few possible closers in FA: hudson, parker, barnes, d.castillo, strickland, anderson, maybe hembree some of the time.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      You can drop both but I guess Peacock first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  34. Five-on-One says:
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    12 team 5×5 league. Please rank:

    Marquez @NYY ($11.9) (b-b-b-but…)
    Bryse Wilson vWSH ($6.1)
    Lucchesi @CHC ($0.4)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Marquez, Lucchesi, Wilson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. Game Of Throws says:
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    Glossary suggestions: Rainsacked, PPoacheD, riPPeD off, Pain delay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      RiPPeD off or PPoacheD are solid — will put them on the list!

  36. Izunaiknow says:
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    Hey guys. I have a lot of players on dL and in the thick of things. Would it be blasphemy to drop Eloy for Cooper ?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I wouldn’t but would understand if you have to…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, but I’d wait to see Eloy news about how long he’ll be out

  37. OaktownSteve says:
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    Catcher question here…if the kids team has b’arnaud and Narvaez at catcher, had that been super duper the last two days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They got more in two days than I got in almost 4 months of catchers in our league (Mejia and Kelly)

  38. Murph says:
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    Hey guys
    My current outfield is Betts, Dahl, Puig, Yordan, Mallex Smith with Eloy about to go on the DL.

    Worth dropping Salazar from my DL to pick up Tyler O’Neill or Garrett Cooper?

    (Rest of my SPs are Snell, Clevinger, Bieber, Giolito, Lynn, Domingo German, Caleb Smith, Sonny Gray)
    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lose Salazar for Cooper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  39. Jim John says:
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    Love the write ups, Grey. Been reading them for years. Thought I’d add a few glossary suggestions today:

    ThunderclaPPD
    RaindroPPD
    Rainboned
    Rain FlaPPD
    DesPPonDency
    MudcaPPeD
    ShtuPPD (“shtup” is a Yiddish term [google]; the PPD signals the postponement of the act)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I like thunderclaPPD, will put it on the list!

  40. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Hump Day!

    With Trout nursing his baby cow, I might be on the look out for a fill-in OF-er. Both Mercado and Cooper are available.

    Below is my roster, would you drop any for either of the above players? If so, who to drop & which one to add?

    Current Roster:
    c: Realmuto
    1b: Alonso
    2b: Hiura
    3b: Machado
    ss: Bogaerts
    if: Rizzo
    of: Trout, Gallo, Y. Alvarez
    utl: Ohtani
    bn: H. Dozier, Kingery

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

    *max of 3 players on DL

    I assume Heaney/ Gallen are the 2 most expendable players, but wanted to get your take.

    Thanks in advance

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lose Heaney for Mercado

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      Agree with DT

  41. Dr Y says:
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    h2h 10 team mixed, no CI. senzel or heura at 2b

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hiura for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  42. Art of Bat Flipping says:
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    Razzball ROS counting stat projections are better for M. Olson than J. Bell. I know you ranked Bell in the top 100 for 2nd half, but would you stil take Bell over Olson who’s overall batting average isn’t reflective of how he’s been hitting since returning from IL?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bell for me by a bit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, but I’ve been saying to Sell Bell

  43. Dan says:
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    Hunter Dozier or Garrett Cooper ROS and 12 team OBP dynasty.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Coin flip, Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT that it’s close, prolly go Cooper

  44. Leon says:
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    Matz, Bryse Wilson, Griffin, Millone, Vince Velasquez, Quantrill, reynaldo lopez

    Can you put these guys in order of who you would want on your team. 18 man 7×7 thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop the link to my top 100 SP post from Monday, but I don’t want Grey to scold me again. I still need him to feed me his week old leftovers tonight.

  45. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    To replace Mondesi during this DTD/DL period: Kingery or Newman?

    • bigbear says:
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      Kingery for me.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  46. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    To replace ERoy during this DTD/DL period: Mercado or Pollock

    • bigbear says:
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      Pollock overall. Mercado if you need SBs.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mercado for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think I’d lean Pollock, but super close

    • The Harrow says:
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      this one’s getting popular.

  47. galica says:
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    Grey!!

    Great report, man. Loved it!

    No Internet at all earlier, so just want to post this one.

    All good on the Island Paradise except the Internet.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be well! Enjoy your trip!

  48. Citizen5 says:
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    Looking to add some pitching depth…
    Which one of these FA SPs has the most upside for WHIP, Ks & QS?
    Junis
    Samardzija
    Mengden
    CC?
    Beede
    Pena, Felix
    Thanks in advance,

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Shark for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Beede

  49. Citizen5 says:
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    Pick two ROS
    H Dozier, Mancini or Yuli G

    Glossary – Postboned
    Thanks in advance,

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yuli and Dozier for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Postboned — nice! Will add to list!

      Agree with DT

  50. Joakim Dead says:
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    Heaney is bad. That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The worst

  51. Bro Pat says:
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    in a keep 5 forever 5×5 10 team H2H hsould I give Harper and Lester for Morton and Blackmon? I already have Acuna/Freeman/Snell/deGrom/ as my main keepers for the future

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fine — Blackmon > Harper; Lester < Morton, but Morton has IP concerns

  52. The Mudkat says:
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    Drop Yammamoto, K. Gibson, or Pineda for Garrett Cooper? Could use another power bat.

    10 team keeper, RBI/HR/R/SB/OPS/K/AVG are hitting cats, W/L/NSV/K/K:BB/ERA/WHIP pitch cats.

    Have Nola, Paxton, Thor, Castillo, Berrios, Lucchessi, Ponce De Leon, Pineda, Gibson, Yammamoto as SP. Neris, Jackson, Holland for SV.

    Thank you for any help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson

  53. Justin Ralph says:
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    I’m scared out of my mind right now for Albaderto. I need to pick some one top and thankfully there are good options on the WW because everyone owns a ton of pitchers. Who would you pick up between Meadows, Kingery, Joc Pederson, Conforto, Verdugo, Justin Turner and Franmil Reyes? Who would be second since I also may be replacing Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks Grey. Who would be your second choice on this list?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Conforto

  54. steve stevenson says:
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    So yesterday you (rightly) advised me to reject his Castellanos & Hendriks for my Semien & Boyd in AL-only keeper (where I’m going for it this year and would be giving up the better keepers for positions of need). Now my Eloy is about to go on the DL. If word out of the MRI is that it’ll be much more than the minimum stay, should I reconsider the deal? Best OF on the wire are Brosseau, Naquin the Chef, Marisnick and maybe Aledmys Diaz if he gets back from the IL before Sunday night. There are a couple slightly better IF if I have to replace Semien at U instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you wait to see how long Eloy will be out 1st?

      • steve stevenson says:
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        Yeah, that’s what I was asking. If it’s a short stay, definitely hold, but if the MRI says 6 weeks, do I make the deal or just pick up one of those other OF?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can we hear first?

  55. E says:
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    I just traded my Corbin for Pete Alonso. Have been struggling at first base all year, and have Snell, Bauer, and Giolito at the top of my rotation. Corbin is a keeper in the 18th round, but I have six good keepers in a five keeper league and had to lose one. How’d I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds solid

  56. Drop Dahl for Mercado? Could use the steals
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  57. RICE says:
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    Hiura is hitting cleanup for the Brewers today!

    Please rank:

    Laureano, Mercado, and Kingery

    Thanks!

  58. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    please rank these OF’s rest of season:

    Pollock, A. Reilly, G. Cooper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley, Cooper

  59. Rafael Kam says:
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    “German Marquez didn’t do me right, but I have Logan Allen facing the Marlins on Tuesday,”

    literally me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, me too, sadly

    • hondo says:
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      Do you think CMart will be the ROS closer for the Cards?I don’t really buy those trade rumors unless he has worn out his welcome.I could use a streaming spot this week and have Eovaldi on the IL to replace him but have always been a sucker for CMart.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I doubt it on CMart, but if he is, less than 10 saves ROS for him

        • hondo says:
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          Thanks,I guess I’ll move on and see if I can snag somebody at the trade deadline madness.
          In a 20 category holds and saves league,I was going to punt saves and go for holds only.I reached for Hader to anchor that plan,but then Knebel when down and he got moved to closer.Been doing the bum of the week shuffle since. I did get lucky and snagged Lam Hendricks who should work but my only other closer is Taylor Rodgers who might get replaced by a trade.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  60. John Moore says:
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    Great work, as always! I just wanted to point out a typo – you’ve got Flaherty with 0 K’s last night but he actually had 8. I know because I have him on my deep league 10 keeper and welcomed all 8 of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops, typo, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, no I don’t… I have Dario as 0 Ks

  61. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – really interesting tidbit on Muncy! What do you think of the below trade in a 12 team keep forever?

    I give my $16 JDM ($19 next year).

    I get $10 Muncy and $24 Freeman (+$3 next year).

    In particularly, I could use HR and RBI, especially if I don’t lose too much AVG to do so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman side

  62. 3mango says:
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    With Adalberto Mondesi out..need HUGE (SAGNOF!!) SB replacement on waiver with excellent playing time. 10 team roto. Player Rater (<80 owned) suggests Hamilton or Peraza–essh to borh! Other Suggestions? or one of those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

      • 3mango says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  63. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Got two trade offers this morning. Need starting pitching help. Which do you prefer (or neither)?

    Kimbrel for Price

    Or

    TreaT/Kimbrel/H Dozier for Pete Alonzo/Woodruff (I have about a 10+ lead in sbs)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like both if you need pitching… Price better than Woodruff, but Alonso is solid too — depends if you can lose Trea

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: was leaning Alonzo/Woodruff Trade because Trea is my DH and I think I can take the hit in sbs. Also, like being able to slot Woodruff in at RP. Only concern is I have read some post hr derby slump for Alonzo. You buy into that or nah?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, buy Alonso

  64. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Having FOMO now about dishing Hiura in my trade for Lindor along with Buehler. Tell me everything will be okay, Grey our Lord of Razzball :'(

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Also, Joc or Pollock for the string of righties the next week and half for LAD? Both are fuego

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everything will be…having hard time saying okay…Greybot shutting down

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        HAHA!!

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      And after reading it that was confusing….traded for Lindo, gave Hiura Buehler H. Dozier

  65. toolshed says:
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    I lost mondesi last night and then see that schoop also left the game grabbing his side. Sounds like an oblique. Deeper obp eague. who do I add to cover 2b out of arreaz (playing for schoop today), s Castro, rengfino, Kipnis? As I said, deeper league not many options available. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh not the oblique

      These options are gross — Rengifo

      • toolshed says:
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        Yeah I know. I drafted kingery in this league at the beginning of the year. That qualifies as deep. It is a shame he qualifies everywhere else except his natural position that he played in the minors

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

  66. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, would you stream either (or both) of these guys in a shallow 10-teamer where you are not chasing wins or Ks, but have a very thin staff and just looking for solid/good starts (not sure if that made any sense!)? Or, avoid the headache?
    – Darvish vs CIN (SON $10.5)
    – Ed Rod vs TOR (SON $8.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream both

  67. William Hung says:
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    Adalberto thinks he dislocated his shoulder – how long is the typical recovery time for such an injury? I’m OK with his replacement with Lourdes Jr. – but thinking about switching to Hiura… should I do it? Standard 5 cats with OBP and Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, terrible… Switch to Hiura

      • William Hung says:
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        This has been a terrible week for me. I’m looking at 3rd place after this week ends barring some kind of miracle pitching fortune, and then next week I’m facing the “best” team in the league. Trade deadline can’t come soon enough for me to try to snipe some new RPs to chase SVs… I don’t get how Neris is alternating good and bad performances. He’ll blow a save one night then follow it up by striking out the side next time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, has been terrible

  68. pinkman says:
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    Trade Paddack for Lester in a 10-tm H2H redraft league? I’m afraid of not having Paddack when I need him come playoff time due to IP limit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh sounds fine

      • pinkman says:
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        Thanks. Does anyone come to mind that you’ve seen traded for Paddack that might be an upgrade over Lester?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Corbin? Price? Tho, might be unrealistic…

  69. Harley Earl says:
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    Grey,

    Stream Ponce DeLeon for a start today against the Pirates or leave him alone? I need the Ks and a W but I’m in pretty good shape with the ratio categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh not worth it

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Thanks G!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  70. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    In a roto keeper and just lost Eloy – would you move Pablo Lopez (23rd round reference) for Mercado to help for this year? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  71. Lindorphins says:
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    Do you expect anything from Rich Hill this year? I’ve been stashing him on my IL but might have to cut him with Eloy and Mondesi going down (we only have two IL slots and I also already have Stanton there (FMIL)).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Hill

      • Lindorphins says:
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        Thanks.

        Some good suggestions above for the glossary. Would add “wet nightmare” to the list.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice… Will add to the list!

  72. Jesse says:
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    Mercado or Lowe as a bench bat?

    My worry is that Rays can’t find AB’s for Lowe.

    Is Cease worth holding, or is he the 1st drop on the following list — My other pitchers are Cease, Lucchesi, Bieber, Strasburg, Bauer, Corbin, Ray, Lamet, Gallen, McKay, Marquez, (Salazar and Glasnow on the DL).

    Thanks!

    • Jesse LIBROT says:
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      Oh, and Hunter Dozier was just dropped. Would he be the pickup ahead of Mercado/Lowe? Hard to say who has more upside, though I do like Mercado’s steals.

      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Depends on needs… I like Mercado right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado — Lose Cease

  73. Please rank Ed Rod Lucchesi Fiers Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EdRod, Lucchesi, Pineda

  74. RICE says:
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    Please rank:

    Laureano, Mercado, and Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano, Kingery

  75. big league choo says:
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    Pederson or Thames

    5×5 dynasty obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  76. Giankkkkkarlo says:
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    Just traded Josh Bell for deGrom. Wonder if I should flip Harper for Bregman? *Thinking emoji*

    Also own Mondesi, Fried, Wheeler, Eloy and Tim Anderson hahahaha *crying emoji*

    Also also, got scoffed at for offering Conforto, Eloy(pre IL) or Dahl for Snell….. am I really that off or should he have spit in my face?

    Also also also, love your work man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bregman, not close

      That Snell trade isn’t far off, tell them to FO

  77. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    9 weeks left this season. What does “dislocated left shoulder” mean in terms of when he returns to a KC team with no 2019 future? If accurate and DL slots valuable, should he be dropped?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems done for this year, if that’s it… But I see no mention of that injury anywhere

  78. Mex says:
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    14 team, mixed, roto…battling for 1st…could use an arm…

    his bumgarner and G. Cooper(or Brandon Lowe) for one of domngo/muncy/E. escobar/laureano.

    is it close?

    is cooper(and lowe) gonna get full time AB’s the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Send Laureano and take them

      • Mex says:
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        lowe or cooper ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cooper

  79. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Put any stock into Margot’s recent improved play or would you stick with Mercado ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  80. WP says:
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    Love your daily articles, thank you! Trade question.. 12 team h2h dynasty. Both teams are very good. He really wants Acuna, but im obviously hesitant to deal him. He offered Betts/Casey Mize/Edwin Diaz (or Brad Hand). Would you accept this? If not, would you accept if he added Hiura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Betts/Mize and Diaz — can try to add Hiura if you like, just bonus

  81. Crime Dog says:
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    Morning Grey. Do you think it’s likely the Dodgers give Beuhler a healthy IL stint sometime in August? It seems to me like it’d be in their best interest being 14 games up in the west.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Yes, Buehler will be limited

  82. red says:
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    hey grey,
    5×5 roto redraft league, for ROS,
    1. 1b, drop hoskins for m. olson?
    2. 2b, drop moncada for hiura?

    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. No

  83. toolshed says:
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    Shaw has finally started to look like the player you thought he was in the minors over the last week. Tearing up AAA. Would you stash him over tucker if you had one NA spot? Hiura shouldn’t be going anywhere but I thought that before. Thames and Aguilera though, not so sure about. Tucker seems like the only way he gets to play via trade. Not sure if the Astros move him unless they get an asset that is controllable for at least another year and not simply a rental. Thanks

    • toolshed says:
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      Sorry I didnt see your response to this question and you jumped to ones below it. What do you think a out shaw over tucker as a stash?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds fine to me, not sure either are difference makers this year

  84. Sam says:
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    SAfe to drop glasnow? It seems like Tallion is on his way back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, drop Glasnow

  85. Keeks says:
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    Premature Precipitation!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, will add to list

  86. Scuffy McGee says:
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    In an 11 tm keeper roto, which two would you want? Yuli G., H Dozier, Voit or G Cooper going forward? I’ll tell you I have Voit and Yuli right now and the other two are FAs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit, Yuli

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thank you, sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  87. Motown_Magic says:
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    Grey,

    Appreciate the writeups as always. Trade question for you.
    10 team roto, Marquez just tanked any recent ERA ground i’ve been making.
    My eligible 1st baseman are Bellinger, Pete Beef, Bell, Hoskins.

    #1 in all hitting categories except steals.
    Bottom 5 in ERA, Whip, QS, and slightly above average in K’s.

    SPs: Clev, Ryu, Stras, Berrios, Marquez, Gallen, Lucchesi.

    I was offered Bauer (has he figured it out?) For Josh Bell (might be time to sell), and Zac Gallen (hate to hop off the wagon already..)..

    Pull the trigger or hold? Feel like Bauer is the best SP I can do for either Bell/Alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been saying Sell Bell for a few weeks

  88. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Hiura has been carrying my team since the allstar break, on a roster that includes Trout, Baez, Muncy, Gallo, Ohtani, Stanton DL, etc… just as i planned it. #bigbrains

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Yup!

  89. Tyler says:
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    In a 12 team, 18 player keeper league. Have a couple of proposals that I thought I’d get your advise on.

    Scoring:
    Offense: H, R, RBI, HR, SB, BB, K, AVG, OPS
    Pitching: W, L, SV, ER, BB, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    I’ve currently got Kevin Newman and Jonathan villar.

    Would you move Kevin Newman for adley Rutschman? And would you move Jonathan villar for Nate Lowe?

    Thanks in advance Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on Adley — Villar one sounds fair too

  90. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP H2H

    Need a replacement for Eloy…

    Pollock, Robles, Kingery, Senzel, F Reyes, Scooter, Cooper, N Lowe

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock or Cooper, prolly reverse order

  91. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Chavis or McNeil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil, kinda based on needs tho

  92. Kong says:
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    Looking to add some replacements for Mondesi and Eloy. Might have to drop one closer in order to do so. Which one goes? Note: not mentioned are my other 2 closers of Doolittle and Robles. They’re doing well so I’m not considering dropping them. Also I figured I don’t need 5 closers even in a Head to Head points league.

    Kennedy
    Diaz
    CMart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CMart

  93. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Lynn’s line was completely unfair. He gave up 4 flares which either scored runs or came around to score. Total babipping.

    I’ll be very interested to see if Darvish can keep his limited recent success going today. He looked like vintage Darvish last time out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to know on Lynn, I obviously didn’t see it

  94. Fogimon says:
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    1. Going to try and swap my German Marquez for his Edwin Diaz. Hope it works!

    2. I notice you didn’t rank Puig in your Top 100 for the 2nd half. What is the feeling on Puig going forward? I could use a boost in the arm offensively and he is contributing in 5 cats right now. Possible offering;
    My Yamamoto ($1) & Nolan Gorman ($0) for his Puig ($33) keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nice 2. 12/5/.255-ish seems about right, but he does go funky cold (or hot) at times… I’d take Puig

  95. Jean Genie says:
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    Hi Grey. Thanks for the time. My Lucchesi for Yandy where I need to fill some holes in my offense?

    • Jean Genie says:
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      Context: 20 tm std roto dynasty. Not competitive for this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  96. Mass says:
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    Upton or Didi in a points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi, but super close… Could see Upton

  97. pugs slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I can relate with the Logan Allen dealio. So frustrating!! How about Pomz’s outing as well? WTF!!??

    A) It’s “Backwards Week” in my H2H match this week. I am playing literally the worst offense in NL-Only at this current moment, but I’m getting smoked.

    His Offense is:
    INF – Posey, Cano, Albies, Crawford, Longoria/Sandoval, J. Lamb,
    OF – B. Anderson, Joc, Fowler, Bader
    UTIL – Dickerson

    Vs. My Roster:

    INF – Wolters, Rizzo, Caesar, Rendon, Escobar, Hampson
    OF – Acuña, Hoskins, Harper, Slater
    UTIL – R. Garcia
    B – Dickerson

    He’s beating me in Runs (+8), HRs (+7), RBI (+11), and OBP (+.040). This is so effing frustrating, as the 1st place team (stacked offense with better pitching) plays this same team next week. At least I have 5 days for my offense to go off, and he’s leaving Coors.

    On top of this, the team I’m playing has Maeda @BOS, and Sonny @COL who both have great outings, and Liriano picks up a W with C-Marts blown save.

    I would like to do a quick team check to see if you’d recommend any moves.

    NL-Only, 10-TM, H2H, 5×5 (OBP) – $280 Auction (Keep 5)

    CA Wolters
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Escobar
    IF Hampson
    OF Acuña Juña
    OF Harper
    OF Hoskins
    OF Slater
    UT Robel Garcia
    B A. Dickerson
    B Inciarte
    SP Ryu, Corbin, Musrove, Eflin, Mikolas, Richards, Stripling
    RP Yates, Kimbrel, Jackson
    IL Wood

    B) Would you pick up Caratini for A. Dickerson short-term while Contreras is on the IL? SF goes back home and faces Thor, deGrom, and ?Crap?. I don’t want to drop Wolters since he’ll get picked up, unless you’d rather go long-term with Barnes, Suzuki, Gomes, McCann, or Vogt. Of course, the Dodgers could just call up The Fresh Prince and give him 4-5 starts a week, and I’d get him.

    C) Which (if any) of Muñoz, B.Miller(If Franco misses time with groin injury), Hasley, Puello, or Edman do you like best over A. Dickerson? My team needs speed probably more than power right now, but I also need guys that play regularly.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Man, pitching staffs look atrocious this year — even good ones! Anyway, Hampson sucks, I’d move Robel to IF and play Edman in UT if he’s playing B. See C. C. Edman

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Yeah, Hampson sucks. I guess I’m not going to keep him, so why bother having him eat up a spot. It’s too bad I held onto him so long. Watch me drop him and he gets regular PT with injuries, and goes off.

        Today, Darvish is already pitching a gem, and Sonny looks good as well besides the two solo bombs. Last time I beat this same team 9-0, and he had Hamels and Ozuna. I was w/o Hoskins, Corbin, and Kimbrel. H2H is a weird beast.

        Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s always so weird!

  98. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just got a trade offer. Would you make this trade:

    I give up: Aaron Hicks ($16), and either Yusmeiro Petit ($5) or Chris Martin ($5)
    I get Shane Greene ($21)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  99. Hankg says:
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    Better bench bat- Laureano or Soler? Can use help in all categories (which includes OPS). Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, prolly lean Soler still, but hard to deny Laureano recently

  100. LG Baseball says:
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    Great write up Grey!

    Which side do you like for each trade in a keeper league?:

    1) Benintendi and L. Urias for Hiura and Hader

    2) Benintendi for K. Bryant

    3) Story, Benintendi and L. Urias for Devers, Hiura and Mondesi

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Tough call — Benintendi tho
      2. Bryant
      3. Story

  101. BigEasy says:
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    Dynasty League: Currently in first for the second straight year, but could use more speed.

    Guy in last has T. Turner and Tatis Jr. From the list below, who would you feel comfortable trading?

    Schwarber, Castellanos, Dahl, Mazara, Tucker.

    Should I try to package one of these guys with Alex Reyes to see if he’s willing to rebuild. Always hesitant to trade. Please help!

    Thanks!

  102. callmeeljefe says:
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    Roberto Perez worthwhile at all rest of season?
    Molina replacement as Alfaro seems to be sitting often.
    Waiver wire moves limited, in a H2H points league.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I prefer Alfaro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And not to waste moves on this

  103. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I’m in 2nd place in my 12-team keeper league and need to probably acquire some pitching. An owner is after Ohtani and offered me Greinke, Paddack, and Voit for him. I know Paddack is going to have his innings limited, but he could easily be flipped in the off-season. Gotta do it right?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      It’s a K/9 league so Greinke doesn’t help a ton in that category, but in being such a crazy year for pitchers, his ERA and WHIP are worth it in my opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop! Gotta do it

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        He’s asking for a pick back if Voit is included (I currently have Chavis). Would you still do Ohtani FOR Greinke and Paddack in a keeper league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tell him to take it or leave it

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Tell him off, Poop! Tell him deal’s over!

  104. BigBun says:
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    A guy in my 12-team R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG/OBP/SLG league is selling Chapman (on a contract thru 2020). I really like Chapman but I already have 3 A’s in my starting lineup and I don’t know if it’d actually make my team better. Grandal, Alonso, Whit, Machado, Segura, KDavis, Laureano, S Marte, Matt Olson and a bench of Yandy, H Dozier and Inciarte. Would giving up Laureano (signable thru 2023) plus picks/prospects or Segura (contract thru 2021) be making my team worse? Looking to compete the next two years and would likely not be resigning KDavis after this year. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are you asking? Chapman for Laureano? Sounds fine, I’d take Chapman

      • BigBun says:
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        My bad, basically asking if it makes sense for my team as constructed to trade for 2 years of Matt Chapman for either:
        Laureano + Diaz/Dozier + draft pick or
        Segura (thru 2021)

        Worried about speed mostly

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah…Hmm, I’d hold

  105. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP H2H limited season moves

    C R Perez
    1B Votto
    2B Moustakas
    3B Chapman
    CI Olson
    MI Polanco
    OF JD Martinez
    OF Puig
    OF K Davis
    UTL Loreano
    UTL Vogelbach
    DL E Jiminez

    Between Pollock, Robles, Kingery, Senzel, F Reyes, Scooter, Cooper, and N Lowe, you said to pick up Pollock or Cooper. However, given the context of my line up, would it be better to pick up a more versatile bench bat, possibly one that qualifies at MI ( Polanco has been pretty cold lately), rather the best overall bat? Does this change your choice?

    Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s fair, go Kingery

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Does he have MI eligibility in your league?

        • bossmanjunior333 says:
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          Yes, Kingery, Senzel and Scooter all do, between those 3…Kingery?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes, Kingery

  106. Crime Dog says:
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    Dr. Jesse Morse on Twitter says Eloy’s ulnar nerve contusion should be a 2-3 week thing (sigh of relief). I want to say this guy is credible too but could be wrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works, hopefully!

  107. Joakim Dead says:
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    Weird word of the day. Subloxation for Mondesi. That does not sound like a season ender to me…but what do I know?

    • Bun says:
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      Partial dislocation. Team said there’s no timetable

      • William Hung says:
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        Dammit!!!! Guess I gotta hold then

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh, doesn’t sound good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know, what are they saying?

  108. Game Of Throws says:
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    Who should I replace Mondesi with? Kingery, Yuli Guriel, or Hiura?

    Thanks!

    • Joakim Dead says:
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      Hiura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  109. Ben W says:
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    Shane Bieber or Sterling Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, but apples/oranges

  110. William Hung says:
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    FML – 3rd straight day with another player getting hurt… First Contreras, then Mondesi, and now Dahl

    Fantasy Gods smiting me right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      UGH! Dahl got hurt?

      • William Hung says:
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        Fouled a ball off his foot in the first inning and then got taken out… naturally they are saying D2D – i was hoping to have him against the Yankees in that band box of a stadium, especially for lefties

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, hopefully it is D2D

  111. Robert says:
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    What are the chances Luis Robert gets the call to replace Eloy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems pretty unlikely

  112. Metalgod says:
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    Thanks for Mondesi this year Grey! Could you rank these replacements please? Kike, Newman and dannys antana.
    Have a great night and thank you!

    • Metalgod says:
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      Robel Garcia out there too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Antana

  113. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you do this trade

    I give up Wade Davis ($34), Jordan Yamamoto ($5) and a minor leaguer
    I get: Yuli Gurriel ($30) and minor leaguer Luis Robert

    THen swing the deal to get the closer greene from Det by giving up (Aaron Hicks and Chris Martin)

    What do you think on both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  114. Trickrey says:
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    Neris is really starting to bust my balls. Are you holding in a SV+H league or swap out for one of Diego Castillo, Tony watson, Sam dyson, Adam Morgan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, lose him Watson

  115. Curious George says:
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    How much should we buy into these last two starts from darvish? 6ip 0bb and 7k today – stuff has always been legit. Is he a buy? Or still a watch on the wire?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      buy if he’s available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he’s a legit #2-3, don’t think we’re ever seeing a #1 again from him

      • Curious George says:
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        THis is what I was hoping you would say… back when I drafted him in March! Such a promising spring training had me dreaming. Hoping it’s for real this time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And I would pick him up

  116. Prospect Gold says:
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    Yo G

    Whats your take on I Happ for dynasty?

    Worth holding on to or cut bait for a top 50 prospect thats available on WW?

    Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a throwback name, I’d lose him

  117. lwomack58 says:
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    O’Neill or Mercado for best over all production can use both steals and homers.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

  118. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Catcher question…SORRY!

    14-team 2-Catcher OBP league. Ugh.

    I have Garver and Sisco.

    Available guys: Tony Wolters, Kyle Farmer (has C elig now), Casali, Flowers, Barnes, Iannetta, Vogt, K.Smith, and Herrmann.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Got it. Thanks.

  119. normgi says:
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    Need a hitter to replace Mondesi (position not significant). Choices are Braun; Castellanos; Kingery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  120. Bd says:
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    Based on the initial diagnosis, do you think we see Mondesi again this year?

  121. Mats says:
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    In a pinch, would you consider Profar as a Mondesi replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  122. Bat Flip says:
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    I looked up Mondesi’s injury and recovery time:

    You can stop wearing the sling after a few days, but it takes about 12 to 16 weeks to completely recover from a dislocated shoulder. You’ll usually be able to resume most activities within two weeks, but should avoid heavy lifting and sports involving shoulder movements for between six weeks and three months.

    So he’ll end up being back around September or 2020. Fun while it lasted. Bummed to think how many SB he would have have if he didn’t miss time with the groin injury and now this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the info! Effin sucks

      • Bat Flip says:
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        Sure does.

        Even if he came back early I can’t imagine him sliding head first taking a bag risking further injury to the shoulder.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

  123. Let's Play Two says:
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    Hiura or Mercado for cross category production to replace Mondesi? I like Hiura and the Milwaukee lineup and his position in the lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  124. Steve says:
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    Meadows or Hiura? 10T h2h redraft 5×5 – UTIL

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows, close

  125. For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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    lost mondesi in 12 team h2h 5×5. hopefully not chapman too. who’s my 2B add?
    C jansen
    1B rizzo
    2B
    SS story
    3B chapman
    OF (3) meadows, acuna, conforto
    util (2) otani, alonso
    BN e.rosario
    DL mondesi
    options: odor, robel, brosseau, NEWMAN!, schoop (also lesser injury), schoop a doop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Robel until he cools off

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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        hmm, surprised i didn’t notice that he’s only started 2 out of last 5. i probably wouldn’t have listed him if i knew that before now.

        • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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          listed schoop twice, also some dude named marwin and galvis.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Bleh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then Newman is 2nd pick

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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        NEWMAN!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  126. Yu says:
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    Pick two and rank them

    Didi
    Profar
    Marwin
    Newman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi…Newman, but all bleh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      After Didi

  127. Box says:
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    SAGNOF, Kennedy or CMart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  128. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please rank these pitchers top 3?
    Yu, Sonny,Paddack,Flaherty,Caleb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty, Paddack, Yu, Smith

      • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        holy crap, if march me would’ve been told that i’m HAPPY to hear that darvish is now being ranked ahead of c.smith and s.gray AND i’m somewhat surprised and glad to see it i’d have been floored, completely. flaherty and paddack being over him i’d be not one bit surprised about then or now of course.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  129. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    good thing i didn’t keep saul goodman (jimmy mcgill) in that 30 teamer like i had months ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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        wait, all those runs were unearned, well the whip is still bad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  130. aardvark says:
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    Traded Jon Gray for josh Hader before today’s games. Love when things work out. Happens sometimes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  131. i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    good thing i only own darvish in dynasties too deep to drop him eh. was about to trade him or archer in one 20 team dynasty right the day skaggs died. that’s was a rare sudden ending on trade negotiations having gone immediately from 6 to 5 healthy (also alive) SP. trying to remember how many leagues i owned jo-fer and/or o.taveras in. i think only one each. skaggs in a few, but obviously jo-fer by far the worst (for fantasy owners) with that. with humans always looking for correlations/causations it appears the better the player the more gruesome the death here. i guess if trout dies while useful it’ll have to be from juggling grenades or that toxic booze from street trash’ll get him (bonus points if anybody remembers that movie, which is awesome from the late 80’s)

  132. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof speculating. who from here finishes with most saves ros. strickland, dyson, bummer, stammen or workman?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Workman

  133. Let’s Play Two says:
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    What do you project Laureano’s line to be ROS?

    • Let’s Play Two says:
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      Was offered Laureano and Yanks DJ for Josh Bell OR Hoskins and Liam.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not the greatest trade

        • Let’s Play Two says:
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          I agree.

          I was going to counter with just Liam for DJ. I could use a bump in my overall batting average and a .330 hitter in a great lineup that can score runs and drive in runs sounds like a good deal.

          Do you like this move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…25/8/28/.275/9-ish…

  134. David says:
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    H2H, 14 team league, OBP replaces AVG. Which 3 do you keep: Judge as a 5th rounder, Mondesi as a 10th, Alonso 16th or Vlad jr as a 20th? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso, Vlad, Judge

  135. William Hung says:
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    Apparently Yordan’s knee is still bothering him, which means I currently have 2 D2D OFs with Dahl also hurt. Should I make a move on Ramon Laureano? Looks like your preseason fave is doing his 5 tool thing lately. My OF is Betts, Benintendi, Dahl, and Yordan. I think I’m going to have to make a tough cut with the injuries piling up.

    Current team is:
    C- Vazquez
    1B- Bellinger
    2B- Lourdes
    3B- Kingery
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Betts, Dahl, Benintendi
    UTIL- Story
    B- Mondesi, Yordan
    DL- Contreras

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