Yard Byron Buxton, known for such classic poems as Don Juan Soto, She Walks In Beauty But Buxton Doesn’t Walk, and Fare Thee Well, a poem about Baby Jessica, was a classic poet during the Romantic movement. Yard Byron would say, “That blows,” and women would say, “That’s so romantic.” If they were being sarcastic, it’s news to Yard Byron. The Yard once said, “I was thunder-stroke recently, until I realized it was Miguel Sano standing on my foot.” Oh, Yard Byron, you are so witty! So, last night, Yard Byron Buxton was more than just witty, he was *sorry* hitty. He went 3-for-5 with his 4th homer and 5th homer, hitting .298, and now has four homers in the last week, and it shows you how quick someone can turn their season around when the season is a blink. Last week, Buxton was droppable; now he’s a top 20 outfielder. That doesn’t blow, and is romantic. Thank you, Yard Byron, and kudos to taking Yardley yard, Yard. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .137. Kinda hoping Sano hits higher than .150 this year, but, honestly, if I had to choose between 15 HRs with .150 average and 7 HRs and .270, let me see your da-da-da-dongs.

Kenta Maeda – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.66. He took it to the Brewers in their home park, and now they have to call it Maewaukee. Sorry, thems the rules.

Eric Lauer – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 12.54. Lauer just didn’t have it today. It was a shameful affair.

Tony Gonsolin – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 Ks, as he was recalled from the alternate training site, where they teach you how to touch your ankles by bending over backwards. Gonsolin was pumping 95 MPH fastballs, and has an elite splitter, that could, on its own, be his only pitch it’s such a sparkler. Obviously he needs to be able to go 5+ IP to have real value in shallower leagues, but Streamonator loves his next start and I could see the stream, assuming the Dodgers keep in him the rotation, which is far from a guarantee.

Keone Kela – Will return before Thursday’s game. Too bad they couldn’t get him back for this past series vs. the Cards. Whew, what a crazy bunch of games. Great year to draft Jack Flaherty! Whee!

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-5, and his 5th homer, hitting .246. I’ve decided I lov32eloya–Sorry, was wearing an Eloy #1 foam finger, not advisable while typing.

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.26. But he gave up four unearned runs for the box scare. I’d let out a sigh of relief, if I owned him, then would prolly drop him.

Tim Anderson – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .385. He was a double short of the cycle, which you can buy at Camping World. MLB with the big name sponsors!

Matthew Boyd – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 10.24. Boyd is the best pitcher for fantasy baseballers who like their pitchers to have great stuff and poor results.

Willi Castro – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Willi, who dropped the E for excellent, went 11/17/.301 in Triple-A last year, and has some speed, if nothing else. Might be a decent AL-Only pickup while C.J. Cron’s out.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, and his 4th homer. Don’t come for the 1927 Tigers’ lineup! (By the way, the 1927 Tigers were actually decent with Charlie Gehringer and Rip Collins, who later made it easy on the engravers who were doing his tombstone.)

Yordan Alvarez – Close to rejoining the Astros. Hopefully he brings with him a drumstick and trash can. They could use it.

Justin Verlander – Hopes to resume throwing this weekend. Crazy that a guy with his long of achievements needs a resume.

Roberto Osuna – Dusty says Osuna could return this season. I’m guessing Dusty expects this season to go on for 14-18 months.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer. HR to the Izzo!

Kris Bryant – 1-fo-5 and his 2nd homer. Watch him get hot after I say this, but this guy is so yawnstipating.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.08. After Hendricks faced the Indians, he said, “Morrison told me they’d have lizards.”

Nate Pearson – 2 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.11. I’m just going to leave my grape soda on the counter of this caliphate bar and grill and head to the bathroom. Back in three shakes…*two hours later*…whoa, I must’ve fell asleep–Hey, is that guy using my lower intestine as a phone cord? AHHHH!!! Roofie!

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-6 and his 5th homer. Wouldn’t be surprised if Buffalo plays like Coors. “Runs right through you” means multiple things with Coors, but here I mean offense. That stadium, man and five womans, is just silly. Anyone who tells you it’s totally normal hasn’t seen a home run pulled by a righty. The ball goes bye-bye quick-fast.

Bo Bichette – 5-for-5, 3 runs, and a slam (4) and double legs (3, 4). I’m going to try to remember at the end of the season to subtract this game from Bichette’s final line and see how far he falls in the overall shortstop ranks. My guess is just this one game will move Bichette at least three spots in a 60-game season.

Rowdy Tellez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. He’s the only Jays player who isn’t a junior…*watches old clips of Piper’s Pit*….I think.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer, as he hits third which is in itself one of the funniest I’ve ever heard.

Danny Jansen – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. More like Buffalo Wild Swings!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-5, and his 2nd homer. If the Home Run Derby was in Buffalo, Vlad Jr. would hit 500 homers in three minutes.

Jordan Romano – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Romano throws cheese! High five me! What? No? Okay. Romano would be my choice for the new Jays’ closer. Will he get the job? No clue, but he should. Bass is cooked, and you can’t put cheese on him.

Brian Anderson – 1-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Might be Buffalo, but you can still get some hot schmotato skins! Same goes for Jesus Aguilar (3-for-6, 4 RBIs).

Pete Alonso – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .229. Albombso!

Dominic Smith – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .243. Dom-Smit, as no one has ever called him, was on every ball yesterday. Prolly platoons still, but he is the DH the Mets should have there every game.

Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .423. Sexy Dr. Pepper is so beautiful, even the way he takes a pitch. True story alert! When they call a number at the deli and it’s not mine, I do the Juan Soto taking a pitch shuffle.

Starlin Castro – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .304. Castro is in about the best place to get fantasy value — hitting third for Nats in front of Sexy Dr. Pepper — and is free in trades or off waivers.

Aaron Judge – Out because of lower body tightness. Not sure if that’s better than upper body tightness with him. He looks pretty evenly split, and it’s a lot either way.

Clint Frazier – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer in his 1st start in five years. Okay, not that long, but it emphasizes my point. What also emphasizes my point is that Aaron Boone didn’t even let Frazier play the whole game, pulling him for Tauchman. Worth the flyer though, indeed.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .104. About only thing he hits are home run balls and pants balls.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – Will miss through the weekend with a sore wrist. *Tommen falling out window GIF*

Johan Camargo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in last three games. Camargoadams ain’t chicken, but Wade Boggs would eat him like he was.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.05. Okay, now he’s pissing me off. I started him last start, and bazinga, then I don’t start him here and wowzinga. Get your zingas in order!

Austin Nola – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .294. Not saying he’s better than the catcher you have, but he prolly is.

Jesse Winker – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer, and his 3rd homer in three games. Yesterday, I said hot schmotato alert. Today, I say dur. Tomorrow, who knows?

Brad Keller – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Would it surprise you to hear Keller is not a 0.00 ERA pitcher? Well, surprise!

Matt Olson – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .149. Okay, the average isn’t there, but at least he’s dipping his head in the water and pulling out dongs. The average has been down all around the league. Member when I had a conspiracy theory during the 1st week of the season saying Manfred prolly put lead in the baseball to reduce offense and make the games quicker, because he just wants playoffs and nothing else? Well, I did. There’s more info coming out that indicates I might not be as “crazy as the guy on Ancient Aliens.” Fenway, Citi Field and T-Mobile all installed humidors this offseason without telling anyone. Seriously.

Robbie Grossman – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (4), hitting .311. You don’t even want to know where Grossman is on the Player Rater. Seriously, don’t look. Is the reverse psychology working? Does asking that reverse the reverse psychology? Does asking ‘does asking that reverse the reverse psychology’ reverse the reverse reverse psychology?

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .224. Wonder if Piscotty knows I had briefly forgotten he still plays. Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!

Chris Bassitt – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.42 vs. Griffin Canning – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.42. A matchup of Bassitt/Canning and it turned into dog sh*t. Like a manufacturer of plastics, I was out on Canning for a while. Since he had elbow troubles back in March, I never was interested in him again.

Andrelton Simmons – Could return this weekend. From where?! We demand answers!

Mike Trout – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. We were avoiding him during the 2nd draft season because his wife was going to have a baby. I will now cackle until I cry.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and third homer in three games and seventh homer in the last two games. Rendon’s back, appizzarently. Would be nice to see him hit a little bit of a higher average than Miguel Sano. “Hey, man, you can’t say pizza then my name, I got blue balls of the mouth.” Sorry, Miguel Sano.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Don’t fear the Orioles in fantasy. Rio Ruiz (4th homer); Chance Sisco (2nd homer, hitting .381); Hanser hitting .342. I know, this makes no sense. But we’re wearing 6-foot-long ten-gallon hats so we can social distance, what makes sense?

Starling Marte – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .369. Also, in this game, Ketel Marte went 2-for-4, 2 runs, with 1 Ron Ben-Israel, hitting .338. Super Marte Bros sent into the sewers of Colorado to inspect for turtles, and what they found was Willians Astudillo clogged the drain. Damn it, Astudillo!

Nick Ahmed – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs. Hey, it’s Dr. Nick! Hey, Dr. Nick!

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI. Been saying to pick up Calhoun for a while, but you have real noodles in your cranium to not own everyone in Coors. Though, Eduardo Escobar is trying to prove that wrong.

Antonio Senzatela – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.91. Senzetela makes me hungry for an Italian steak dish.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. Damn, I ripped my feather pillow and will have to go to the laundromat to have it sewn, but first I will haphazardly put it by this open window–NOOOOOO!!! Torenado! Guess I will have to go outside to gather all those feathers. I don’t have my key, but this door that locks automatically left ajar should be fine—NOOOO!!! Another Torenado!

Ryan McMahon – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. About time he was less Wince McMahon and more Inject-into-my-vein McMahon.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.08. He threw 70 pitches yesterday, also known as a “1-2-3 inning from Nolan Ryan.”

Austin Meadows – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 1st homer. Okay, about what I said earlier in this post. Apparently, the humidors were turned to blow rather than suck. What’s an opposite humidor called? Dryerdor? Dumberdor? Thataintnodooritsawindow?

Brandon Lowe – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .302. Ya know, Red Sox, you might need a humidor and good pitching. Just a thought.

Zack Godley – 3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 8.16. Boston Globe’s Spotlight team will be investigating Godley for what he did to Red Sox fans.

Andrew Benintendi – Hit the IL with after banging his ribcage. This is the first time all season he’s got a hit in the cage.

 
  1. Tbone says:
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    I was offered Kris Bryant for Buxton.

    Do I ride with the possibility that Buxton has finally put it together, or go with yawnstipating Kris Bryant?

    The roto league I’m in has 5 OF spots and a utility. My starters are Betts, Castellanos, Yelich, Blackmon, and Pham. With Nelson Cruz and Utility.

    My third baseman is Bregman, but we also have a corner infield spot which is currently Hoskins.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go with Bryant but can’t blame you either way…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Buxton in redraft

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Finally a pert is throwing some shade on Escobar! He’s the high-ish pick with a brutal start that nobody is talking about.

    I don’t like to think about what past/future production from FA’s I passed up due to [just a slow start + eyes on Coors series]…and all he can manage is a few measly singles!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s been painful

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    So good!

    a. Dusty is confused as to whether the season is calculated in human years or dog years prorated into human years. Ga, it gets me too.

    b. Jimmy Smits called in to say ‘Don’t call him Dom-Smit’. J/k, call him what you like. At least we’re not confusing him with the Domonator, where’s Sky when we need him!

    c. Man, even JBJ looked at Benintendi as he went on the IL, shrugged off some dust from his shoulder epaulets and said….

    ‘You dog doo-doo if your OPS is 1/2 of what mine is!’

    d. Grossman is available. Who’s the drop for him?

    Kiner-Falefa
    Olson
    Alberto (he’s scored 14 R btw, second on my team!!!, so don’t think of dropping him even though Moose is due back on as he says ‘Sunday’)
    CWalker
    Mondesi
    HDozier (possible, though he might do something soon which I would regret but I do think he’s close to being selected)
    Moore
    Grisham
    Peralta
    Soler
    Nunez (don’t think about dropping him, he leads my team in RBI!!)

    Bench – Lewis, Schwarber (he could go too)
    IL – Moose

    SP – Giolito, SGray, Lynn, MKelly, Odorizzi (thinking about, maybe I wait for his start tomorrow and if he continues to suck, drop him for Grossman)

    RP – Britton (he might be headed back to the 8th inning soon, though Chappy’s return has got me baffled), Hand, Yates, Hudson, Iglesias (was thinking about dropping Iglesias before he breaks my heart)

    1. Wait for tomorrow’s start (Odorizzi and maybe even MKelly)
    2. Some other option you see

    e. MLB quote of the day for August 13, 2020

    ‘Be anything you want to be, but don’t be dull.’

    Frank Robinson, aka he had no stupid nicknames, just Yes, Sir..Mr Robinson, Sir. Robinson had many accolades, 14-time AS, he is the only player to hit a ball out of Memorial Stadium. The homerun was measured at 541 feet. He won the Triple Crown in 1966 (.316, 49 HR and 122 RBI). The 49 HR was the highest total by a right-handed winner of the Triple Crown. On June 26, 1970 Robinson hit back-to-back grand slams in the 5th and 6th innings (of the same game !!!!) with the same players on base both times (!!!) – Dave McNally on 3B, Don Buford on 2B, and Paul Blair on 1B.

    His 162-game average in his 21-year career.
    678 PA, 577 AB, 106 R, 170 H, 30 2B, 4 3B, 34 HR, 105 RBI, 82 BB, 88 K, .294/.389/.537 slash line, 154 OPS+, 310 TB

    His best year was his second MVP season (he won the MVP in 1961 and 1966) though he had many excellent seasons, like 380 TB in his 1962 season and his 1956 season when he won the ROY (hitting 38 HR as a 20-year old rookie!).

    1966 season
    680 PA, 576 AB, 122 R, 182 H, 34 2B, 2 3B, 49 HR, 122 RBI, 87 BB, 90 K, .316/.410/.637 slash line, 198 OPS+, 367 TB

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha

      B. Sky!

      C. Yeah, seriously

      D. Wait to see Odorizzi’s start

      E. Great quote!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!

        Thanks, man! Got him in one league, dropping Soto. I have JHernandez and Nick Anderson in that league too so I can be without Soto until someone else starts to screw the pooch.

        Simba is chomping at the bit for me to take him out for his 6pm walk. He was a little early but now he’s really like just lying there staring at me until I take him out for his walk. We go to the beach at 6pm, to the dog beach and then the dog park. He really loves it.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Juan Soto?!

          • galica says:
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            Grey!!

            The same Gregory Soto I added yesterday. He could be the closer in Detroit, Jimenez looking not so good. Plus Soto has an electric arm.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yes! Good call

  4. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Drop AC Slater for BuxTON!!

    Thanks Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Buxton for me

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        Thanks Donkey Teeth!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  5. Tony C says:
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    Is regular playing time at leadoff finally happening for Garrett Hampson? Speed kills and a .345. batting average is gorge.

    I claimed Hampson on waivers last night and dropped the mysterious elbow known as Austin Slater. Good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  6. Tony C says:
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    Is regular playing time at leadoff finally happening for Garrett Hampson? Speed kills and a .345. batting average is gorge.

    I claimed Hampson on waivers last night and dropped the mysterious elbow known as Austin Slater. Good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  7. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    I need a pitcher for next week:
    Stripling, Urias, Pearson, or Snell?
    Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Don’t know matchups but Snell without that info

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        Sorry, meant to add match-ups. Still like Snell here?

        Pearson (@Balt; @TB)
        Stripling & Urias (SEA; COL)
        Snell (@NYY; TOR)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Urias

  8. Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man says:
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    All knowing Grey!

    12-team keeper points league, where I need second base help, should I trade away Berrios for Hampson? My rotation is Cole, deGrom, Sonny, Lynn, Urias, Merril, McCullers, Bassit, and Odorizzi; so I’m thinking I can take the hit.

    Point distribution:
    Hitters-
    Single-2
    Double-4
    Triple-7
    Homer-10
    SB-2
    R-1
    RBI-1
    BB-1
    K- -1

    Pitchers-
    K-1
    IP-3
    W-10
    L- -5
    ER- -2
    Hit allowed- -1

    • Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man says:
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      Oh and thanks in advanced! So far you’ve led me to a championship last year, and I’m in first this year (with Bellinger and Albombso sucking).

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want more for Berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. jlev04 says:
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    Morning, Grey!

    Looking to pick up Calhoun, Winker, but struggling to figure out who to drop. I have in mind, Adell and Mercado.

    Are they worth holding on to?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Not in a redraft.

    • Chucky says:
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      FWIW…just dropped my Mercado for Winkler in a Dynasty. Mercado doesn’t play anymore, and looking at his stats, nor should he.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • jlev04 says:
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      Thank you all!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  10. NCPhilly says:
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    Winker also had a legs to go with his slam!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he? I missed the steal, my b

  11. Kcc26 says:
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    Winker or Teoscar?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Teoscar for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. Tony C says:
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    I’m reading this morning that Dylan Carlson is in Cards plans to be called up as soon as they start playing again, possibly this weekend.

    Drop Hampson, Odorizzi, Pearson or S. Howard for him?

    C-Vazquez
    1b Rizzo
    2b Happ
    3b Devers
    SS Bogaerts
    OF Soto, OZUNA, Kepler
    Ut N. Cruz
    Ut JD Davis
    BN Hampson
    IL Moustakas

    SP Lynn, Woodruff, Maeda, Turnbull, Gallen, Marquez, Odorizzi, Pearson, Howard
    RP Rogers for saves, C. Green for holds
    IL Charlie Morton

    12 team Roto league. I need Stolen bases and Holds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard

  13. Phil says:
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    Say Hey Grey! Awesome stuff. A couple of questions:

    1) Start Desclafani at PNC against the Bucs? His career numbers at PNC are horrid (7 starts total and they were bad), but the Buccos offense has been anemic and Desclafani pitched well his last outings (albeit against a couple of weak lineups).

    2) Drop Bryan Reynolds for one of: Robbie Grossman, Dom Smith, Brandon Nimmo or Jesse Winker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Yes

      2. Winker

  14. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    The Nolan Ryan line may be my favorite of the season. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  15. Travis Hafner says:
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    I’m in a pinch in my 10 team league. 5×5. Daily pick ups, but long rosters. I need saves bad, my only closers being Gott, Jairo Diaz and Scrubb (if they even are.)

    Romano is avail. He may be a good spec add, but I have like nobody to drop. Besides those RP, here are my hitters I can drop.

    Winker, teoscar, HDozier? Guys like Semien, Brantley, happ, Yuli don’t seem like options.

    I also have Odorizzi, or maybe houser? Or maybe avoid Romano altogether. Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Dozier for me.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree

  16. Ray says:
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    Pearson droppable in 12-team H2H? Has two starts next week but not sure I can trust him in either.

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He’s not a must hold but I’d run him out there for the two starts…don’t know the matchups though

      • Ray says:
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        Orioles and Rays who are both hitting RHPs well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  17. Chucky says:
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    Gonsolin sitting there on WW. Kim, Singer, Cease and Mills all with their bags packed….who for who?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mills for me

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Is Gonsolin going to stick in the rotation?

        • Chucky says:
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          That’s why Im asking. My guess is if he can pitch like he did his last start, he’s in the rotation indefinitely

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who is out of the rotation for him?

  18. Gigorilla says:
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    You Shrooming it again? Very nice with the Matt Lauer and Jimmy Hendricks Morrison lines.
    I’d say light my fire, but you on fire today (last night?). Anyway Ric, that was just what I needed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  19. LOLmets says:
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    I know that you’re upset that you are (and have been for almost 2 years) very wrong about dj lemahieu’s value, but man up and show the man some respect! 4-5 with a triple, a stolen base, 2 runs and an rbi deserves a mention, no?

    • Cram It says:
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      Hey is Luis Robert still the highest ranked player?

      • LOLmets says:
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        Yawn, it was a batty call

        • Cram It says:
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          What? You quoted yourself as saying Robert was going to be the highest ranked player this year.

          • LOLmets says:
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            Correct, I quoted my batty call. Go away

            • Cram It says:
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              Nah, not until you admit how wrong you were, you know, how you want Grey to.

              You quoted your claim before the season that Robert was going to be the highest ranked player to pat yourself on the back for a batty call?

              • LOLmets says:
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                Hi I’m Earth, have we met? Ugh

                • The Harrow says:
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                  cram’s a troll, but i’m all the way with trolls retrolling other trolls who say crazy stuff, then never once even admit when they’re wrong while trying to call out grey. where’s that dude with the “kim is awesome since me and STL have “confidence” in him and will give us all tons of value now and grey you were sure he wouldn’t do that yada yada”, yeah they disappear, but always want to show up to the they are right party when that one happens occasionally.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  20. Cram It says:
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    I ended up down a rabbit hole of longest HRs yesterday. Ya know, watching them on video. When I newly discovered two things. 1. That the purported longest HR ever hit in professional baseball was by Joey Meyer in 1987 for the Denver Zephyrs, 2. That it’s on video!

    Have you seen this thing? The cameraman either did a terrible job of tracking it, or he couldn’t raise the camera fast enough. But it looks like a video game. Good lawd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t believe it wasn’t Soto’s blast yesterday, that was a moonshot — never seen the Meyer homer, will look when I get to the bottom of the comments

      • Cram It says:
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        I saw Soto’s live. Yeah, it looked like the biggest bomb ever. That thing was what propelled me to look up the longest HRs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure how it was only 466 feet, it would still be traveling — that Meyer home run camera angle is worse than his launch angle, I’ll tell you that…They said over 450 feet — they were off by 130 feet? Cmon, that’s not 580 feet

          • Cram It says:
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            I’m so bad at measuring distances, I can never tell. But between the velocity off the bat, the reaction of the left fielder, and that it must have at least landed at the top of the second deck because you don’t see it land, I’m not one to argue the claim.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that Meyer one is fishy tho

  21. Brian says:
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    Hello Grey. Was offered Hader and Jose Ramirez for my Betts and Suarez. Just want to confirm I should decline, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Decline

  22. happyharry says:
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    GM Grey, 12 team, H2H..I need two WW choices for 2B and P.
    2B-Alberto, A.Cabrera, Kendrick, Schoop
    P-Bassit, Dobnak, Canning, Eflin, Gausman, Desclafini
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanser, but depends on needs

      Bassitt, but I’d look at matchups for the SPs

  23. lwomack58 says:
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    Trade offer-my Acuna for M. Ozuna and Soler. Would you make this trade.

    Thanks

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Nope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knoche

  24. The Great Knoche says:
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    Rudy has been saving that title for a Buxton multi-HR game for 5 years hasn’t he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Side note. Did you see Statcast data now on Fangraphs? One stop shopping now for info.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! I hadn’t noticed

  25. Dong Show says:
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    Snagged Bux last night off FA wire. Guy cut him a week earlier in our dynasty league.

    Which brings me to this question: I was offered Realmuto for my Grandal and Adell.

    I feel like that is fair on the surface because JTR is so stable and 29. Me also snagging Bux makes trading Adell a little less risky in my opinion.

    However I wonder if using a blue chip prospect like Adell is worth making that upgrade on my catcher (plus it’s dumping a valuable asset like Adell into what is usually regarded as a wasteland position)

    What is your thought Grey (and/or Donkey)?

    Thank you guys as always!!

    • Cram It says:
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      Not Grey or Donkey, but I’m not trading Adell in a dynasty league for a catcher.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      That’s not that big of an upgrade for your catcher to trade a top prospect.

      • Dong Show says:
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        Appreciate it Cram and Great Knoche! I’ve been leaning no and these responses basically confirm what I’ve been thinking. The risk of trading Adell and the upgrade isn’t THAT significant to pull the trigger on this.

        Can only assume Grey will be right there with you two.

        Appreciate the help gentlemen!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Buxton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knoche

  26. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    14 Team h2h league. 2 SP and 5 RP per day.

    Josh James the dumpster fire, has been on my bench for a while now.

    Should i wait a few more outings in case he is knocking off the rust ? Or is his control problems real and i can move on?

    Also need advice on Diego Castillo. Been lights out for most part(real life, not fantasy), but no saves/holds and a win thus far. Last two years he’s had nice combo of both. Wait a bit for TB to use him differently?

    Thanks

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Can’t wait in a 60 game season. We’re 1/4 of the way done already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knoche — lose them

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Thank you both!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. Droppy dropperson says:
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    Need to make some cuts have braun coming off injured list

    My fifth of is a combo of slater and monte Harrison. Someone has to go so I can make an add drop so I guess question is ROS slater Braun monte?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I’d lose Monte.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knoche

  28. BigEasy says:
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    14 team dynasty in rebuild mode

    Hold Mercado or drop him for Romano, Hays, Nimmo? Most of top 75 prospects owned so nothing crazy out there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  29. Ted says:
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    Starting Glasnow today? SON doesn’t like it (-$2.9).

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I’m Starting Glasnow everywhere still.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knoche

    • galica says:
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      Ted!

      Just my 0.02$. -2.9$ is in the tread lightly category. -20$ is the avoid at all costs category. Just to clarify.

      Cheers,
      Ante

  30. William Hung says:
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    What comes first – Bellinger hits a homer or Olson gets a base hit OTHER than a home run

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody’s gone deep this year, hasn’t he?

      • William Hung says:
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        yeah, i’m saying the next time… jeez Grey, keep up! Lol

        Not sure why Olson can’t seem to get a hit other than a HR though – his ABs seem to be pretty solid from what i’ve seen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Olson’s home run was a bomb yesterday too — lots of big….big flies

          • William Hung says:
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            Yeah and speaking of Bellinger – someone mentioned his underlying stats aren’t great, but from what I’ve seen from his ABs, that ball is jumping off his bat – gotta hope some start falling for hits – hope is all we have left in 2020

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hopefully this isn’t a lost year — why did he tweak his swing?

  31. Play Ball says:
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    I’m glad you did a blurb on Romano. He’s been on my watch list.

    Looking at a couple trades and FA options.

    1. For these lower tier RP In a S+H, top 3 in what order for S+H and ratios?

    Karinchak, Romano, Colome

    2. Hader is on pace for 16 IP! Not the usage that would be all that useful for counting stats. Liam or Hader ROS?

    3. Looks like the Cards could play Friday (fingers crossed). Almost forgot they were in the league. Saw a post that you would trade him for Gallen. Even if they keep him to 4-5 IP his first couple starts and goes a normal workload after that for his next 5 or 6 would you still trade him for Gallen?

    4. Bregman is showing signs of life. Outside his average he’s done well… and maybe does better when Yordan comes back and he has some protection. Bichette has matched in R, HR, RBI and exceeded him in SB, AVG in far fewer AB’s and will be playing in that hitters paradise in Buffalo. So, Bregman or Bichette ROS?

    BTW, first thing I do each morning is make my coffee and enjoy reading your recaps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Karinchak, Colome

      2. Liam

      3. Him?

      4. Bregman

      Thanks!

      • Play Ball says:
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        Sorry…him is Flaherety. What would you do?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair for Gallen, think it’s Flaherty if he can ramp back up to 7 within 2 weeks, but then we’re in Sept, and are they making up the games? What a mess — It’s a push

          • Play Ball says:
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            Thanks.

            I’m in a small friends 6-team league so every team is solid.

            For pitching categories it’s QS and S+H. My RP are Rogers, Pomeranz, Karinchak and Colome. I carry 8 SP that are solid.

            Here’s what I’m thinking…trade Flaherety for Liam to one owner who has SP issues and another owner would give me Gallen for Colone who is S+H starved.

            Basically, I’m trading away Flaherty/Colome for Gallen/Liam. Do I improve or is it a push and I should just hold onto Flaherety?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Works for me

  32. Will says:
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    My annual love for Buxton finally rewarded! His last 102 games – .275, 15, 56, 15. Annualize that! Now if he could just stay healthy.

    Amed Rosario being replaced by Giminez? Rosario hasn’t done much so far, looks like he might be losing playing time to the rookie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

      Yeah, Amed looks like he’s losing a job

    • The Harrow says:
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      supposedly amed is sick and has been. not yet (if he’s actually sick) been benched for gimenez. we’ll know shortly (unless this magical “sickness” is longer term) when cano is back, which might be friday.

  33. Nightpandas says:
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    Gallo too much to give up for The German Marquez? I’ve got too many strikeout guys as this is a category along with obp (Suarez, Mondesi, Olson) and would replace Gallo with Winker. Also have Carlson in the wings

    15 team keep 11

    Hope your keeping safe

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      It’s close. I’d make the trade if I needed pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      I’d do better in a trade w/ Gallo

  34. leon says:
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    Luis Roberts($0) or xander($29) 16 man dynasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luis

      • leon says:
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        what if it was($8) hampson and ($29)xander for luis($0). thanks.

  35. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u start all these guys and if so please pick top 3?
    Heaney home vs Dodgers
    Gausman home vs Oak
    Houser at Cubs
    Shoe home vs Rays
    Bielak home vs Col

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, Heaney, Bielak

  36. Steven J says:
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    Got offered this today…

    My: Garret Hampson

    His: Khris Davis and Andrew Benintendi

    I know Benny has been trash and Davis is okay, but this seems like I am missing something here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  37. Ted says:
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    I was offered Ohtani for Carlson in a 10 team mixed – pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  38. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    I’m currently rostering 2 bench bats cuz I grabbed Aguilar as per your advice in order to rest Muncy for a while. 0-4 again last night. I only like to keep one bench bat. Options to drop in order to grab Gausman as per your suggestion on a different post would be the following:

    Edman, Muncy, Grisham, McNeil, J. D. Davis.

    Keeping Story, Just Dong, Laureano, K. Marte, Aguilar, d’Arnaud

    I’m low on steals. Was banking on Edmam.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy

  39. RicoSuave says:
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    16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    Jo Adell or Lourdess Gurriel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Thank you Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Filet Mignon Day! hope you glut accordingly

    Anyway, short schedule of games today and I’m slipping on my Roto rankings, so need me a little batty call.

    12-team, 6×6, Roto redraft league – Current roster below

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

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

    Would you cut bait on Adell in a 12-team redraft league yet or is his pedigree too good? Aside from some Arms I’m streaming today & Taylor Williams who i’m hoping can get me 1 save in the next week or 2, Adell is my least productive hitter.

    As always, I greatly appreciate your insight and opinions.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it National Filet Mignon Day already, boy time flies

      Can lose Adell,

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        that’s 2020 for ya!

        thanks for the advice.

        Just got an alert that Alec Bohm’s getting promoted too; I read your Dart Throw on him, but it was back in May…and well, may feels like 3yrs ago.

        What’s your take on him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nothing’s changed — grab him

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            thank you.

            Missed out by like 2min in 1 league, but he’s available in another.

            Would you drop Ian Happ or Buxton for Bohm or are those 2 better for ROS?

            thanks again

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Happ

  41. Here comes Yordy! The Big Man will be gettin on the bus! Spent a high pick and got burned initially but do believe he will finally justify it. Have a great day Grey & DT – life is good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  42. lwomack58 says:
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    Need to stream a bat today with so many teams out.

    J. Martinez or Y. Diaz @ Bos with rookie Kyle Hart a lefty throwing. Diaz is gotten hot the past couple of days.

    Shogo @ Pitt and T. Williams throwing.

    Nimmo vs Wash and Voth

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  43. Denver90 says:
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    Spencer Howard, Maikel, and Schoop available on waivers. Drop any of Hanser, Fletcher or JPCrawford for any of them?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JP for Schoop

  44. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Of course this is the year Buxton delivers – if only to drive his price up again to disappoint his 2021 owners.

    Would you start Pearson @BAL next week? Or do we need to sit him over other options until he shows something? (for me, it’s wheeler @atl, odorizzi @mil, or Corbin Burnes whenever he long relives and gets 8ks next haha)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

      I I’d go Wheeler, but obviously not greatest choices

  45. leon says:
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    is it still too early to worry about kingery? not sure if i should trade him away for cheap or not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, worry

  46. crimedog says:
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    Grey thanks for the write ups and commentary. Super helpful as always.

    SON hates Merrill Kelly (-14 home vs SD this weekend). Should we ignore SON on this and start Kelly? I think SON has been sour on him all year, so maybe it’s just that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Yeah, I’m starting Kelly

  47. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Someone is offering me DJ LeMaheiu, I have altuve, Madrigal and Solano at 2B. He wants an elite SP from me for him. I have Bauer, Darvish, Gray, Javier, Keller, Kershaw, Kluber, Montas, Paddack, Paxton, Sale, Scherzer, Severino, and Shoemaker. What elite SP is worth me trading to get LeMaheiu or should I just hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade him Kershaw

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey
        I heard that Alec Bohm is hgetting called up. I have a huge logjam at RP and need top make room. I need to drop two of these:

        Nick Anderson
        Giovanny Gallegos
        Chad Green (SP/RP eligible)
        WIll Harris
        Daniel Hudson
        Raisel Iglesias
        Jeremy Jeffress
        Corey Knebel
        Emilio Pagan
        Tanner Rainey
        Will Smith

        Holds count in my league

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          also Cole Sluser is on my bullpen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Knebel, Harris

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            not the answer I was expecting. LOL I was thinking sluser and someone else. I think the Brewers are going to trade Hader. Harris may get save opportunites in DC

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sulser, Harris

  48. prestige says:
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    Who do you like more in this AM matchup for a stream between Voth and Peterson (in NY)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peterson

  49. 3mango says:
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    Hi Grey!
    Any thought/info on Miguel Rojas? should be due back soon, and will he immediately replace Villar (he was on a tear to begin season)..Wondering if pick up or wait…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rojas was just a hot bat before and will immediately replace Villar in what way? Villar’s playing

  50. swaggerjackers says:
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    Safe to dump Will Smith (catcher) in weekly leagues? As much as I don’t want to, he’s only playing 50% of the time while Falefa s an everyday player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, can lose him

  51. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Some quick league notes…

    Orioles Offense: AVG – 2nd, SLG – 2nd, OPS – 3rd

    Rockies & Cubs Pitching lead league in fewest allowed HRs at 16.
    DBacks Pitching leads league in most HRs given by a large margin at 43.

    Angels Offense lead league in HRs at 34. (and 2nd in BBs with 83)
    Rangers Offense lead league in fewest HRs at 12.

    Welcome to 2020 baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If 2020 holds true as the ‘nothing you expect’ year, Angels and Orioles will be meeting to see who goes to the World Series

  52. Omar says:
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    10 team OPS league redraft. Drop any of these for Carlson?

    Buxton
    Grisham
    Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  53. Omar says:
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    How do these guys rank in OPS league.

    Aguilar / Yuli /Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fran, Yuli

  54. toneDEAF! says:
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    HDozier, Winker, Calhoun, or Clint Frazier for a Util bat?
    Season long points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  55. tone DEAF! says:
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    Or Mercado

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      Mercado? No way man. He’s slumped badly and now Cleveland is rotating like 8 different outfielders.

      Mercado, Zimmer, Naquin, DeShields, Franmil, Domingo, Freeman….

  56. Rat Boy says:
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    very quality joke about the Marte bros and la Tortuga lol.

    Would you drop Verdugo, Teoscar, or Semien for Starlin Castro or Edwin Encarnacion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      I would lose Verdugo for Castro

      • Rat Boy says:
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        Sorry, forgot to mention its an OPS league. Does that change anything?

        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Verdugo for Edwin

  57. RicoSuave says:
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    Alec Bohm clgerring calles up!

    • RicoSuave says:
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      *wow* getting called up

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

  58. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Brosseau or Willi Castro? (Cron getting surgery)
    Brosseau isn’t an everyday player but neither is Kingery anymore… I’m still in 1st place after drafting A.Rosario AND Kingery but my lead is slipping. I think rosario will be fine enough in a 16tm…kingery is almost dead to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Cron gone for year? Try Willi

  59. Cohen says:
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    Grey,please rank?
    W.Calhoun,Tapia,C.Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  60. Travis Hafner says:
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    1. I’m assuming you feel good enough about Gausman to roll him out in a 10 teamer Saturday? Trying to keep up with innings is tough with so many injuries and crap pitchers. He has pedigree and has looks good recently in two brutal matchups (@COL, LAD)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  61. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I need help at the corners and have my sights on Bohm.

    You dropping any of these guys for him in a 12 team:

    Hoskins
    Aguilar
    Lewis
    Rio

    I was leaning Lewis since his statcast & BABIP should indicate the cool off is coming, but none of these guys are keepers either way. What’s your take?

    Thanks, homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar or Rio

  62. Fozzie says:
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    In a really shallow daily league, pick one to primarily start, one to bench, one to drop from Schwarber, Buxton, Grisham. Also, Voit, Teoscar and Maikel are on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Buxton, Grisham bench

  63. Jaco says:
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    Yo Grey how are ya?

    Quick Q—12 team 5×5 roto

    Do you like berti as bench bat or should I exchange him for a better bat in Santander or Aguilar? Basically does Bertis position eligibility outweigh these guys being better bats? I feel like I have enough power to keep berti for steals, but wanted to pick ur brain on los matter

    C- Contreras
    1- Olson
    2- schoop
    Ss- Baez
    3- Machado
    Of- Ozuna
    Of- Grisham
    Of- Myers
    Ut- Eugenio Suarez
    Ut- Renato Nunez
    B- Berti
    Manager- Jaco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Berti for elig.

      • Jaco says:
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        Thank u thank u many time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Hanser Alberto (mostly using for batting average in utility slot) or Bohm? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bohm

      • Sandman says:
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        Follow up question

        Hanser Alberto or Hunter dozier ? Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hanser

  65. leon says:
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    My ($29)Xander and ($8)hampson for ($0)Luis Roberts. getting counter offers from a previous post made today. need to act soon. 16 man dynasty 6×6.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luis

      • leon says:
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        wow, honestly that was unexpected. i wasnt sure. Hampson starting to hit too. maybe finally given the opportunity we have been waiting for. or maybe sell high opportunity.
        or you hate xander haha. i think i agree with you though.

        You must think luis will be a top 5-10 player soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  66. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Are we thinking that Gallegos is the guy in STL once they finally start playing again? Debating dropping W.Smith or Buttrey to pick him up.
    Also would you drop Aguilar to get Bohm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Smith

      Sure

  67. TC says:
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    Rebuilding a keeper team I inherited. Which side would you want

    I give Trout, Castellanos, and Bundy
    I get Ketel, Xander, Laureano, and Woodruff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

      • TC says:
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        How about Castellanos and Bundy for Ketel?
        Wouldn’t be keeping Bundy anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  68. Fleeced says:
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    Should I pick up Buxton, D. Carlson, Moore, or Winker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

  69. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Rank the following ROS in a 14 team Roto mixer…
    Bohm
    Renfroe
    Calhoun
    Moreland
    Tellez
    Solak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bohm, Calhoun, Solak

      • Don't be a Hader says:
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        That’s Kole Calhoun, not Willie.

  70. JP says:
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    Need to drop one: Todd Frazier, Clint Frazier or H. Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Todd

  71. braves uk says:
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    Question for the dynasty / keeper league fanatics…

    Jo Adell – Are we feeling less confident than we were a year ago? is his peak going to come in a few years’s time rather than next year?

    What is his ceiling in, say, 2022?

    10 team roto league where we keep only 10 each year. He’s $1 next year and price increases by $6 each year.

    I’d be trading a more expensive Patrick Corbin and Liam Hendriks (both keepable though) for Adell.

    In short would you expect Jo Adell to be a top 30 or 40 talent by end of next year? Or should i stick with the bird in the hand of Corbin/Hendriks

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, Adell will be great, but he needs PT for this year to have value

      THink his ceiling is still young Justin Upton

      Hold what you have

  72. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Man that Nate Pearson concert in Buffalo last night was epic! He was belting out all the hits:
    “I Can’t Throw Strikes to Garbage Hitters”, “Serving Up 3 Run Dingers To Scrubs”, and “Make Matt Joyce Look Like Tony Gwynn”. Quite a performance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  73. Jason Murray says:
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    I need a closer and Gallegos is on the waiver wire. Drop a young starter like Pearson or MIze, drop a struggling Escobar since I have Biggio at 2B and Devers at 3B, or hold? My other closers are Hudson and Bradley. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Mize

  74. Russowl says:
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    Hold will smith or add Garver, Stassi ,Severino ,Kelly,Jensen , narvaez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

  75. Dan Langford says:
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    Bux, Teoscar, Garrett Hampson available to pickup. Who should I prioritize?

    And who to drop Ian Happ, JD Davis, Luis Patino, Alec Mills, Brady Singer, Pablo Lopez, John Means?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux, Teoscar, Hampson

      All of them? Okay, not Lopez or Davis, but what is this — get rid of Patino, Means and Singer

  76. rhodyballer says:
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    Gausman, Valdez or Bielak over Spencer Howard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  77. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Who’s the drop among Mike Ford, Tauchman and Brian Goodwin in an AL only league?

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      Same league, Brad Keller or Patrick Sandoval?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Keller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ford

  78. Ron Cody says:
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    I love that baseball is back. I hate the short season where injuries have an out-sized impact on the season. My IL:
    Verlander
    Bailey
    Yonny Chirinos
    Tornton
    Donaldson (I should have expected this one)
    Aldemys Diaz
    and even Naquin, and Montero spent time there)
    I made trades to help at 1st base (I managed to get only one, Diaz) and promptly got burned by trading Polanco and Buck Farmer for Simmons and Encarnacion.
    New trade offer, but I am twice shy.
    I get Biggio and Reddick for Workman and Turnbull. I am desperate for hitting since my bench is full of Tyler Wards, Rengifos and Valaikas. Some days I have 5 players on an 11 slot starter roster that are actually playing that day. Deep AL only league RBI, Speed, SLG, OBP, W, 2xS+H, ERA, WHIP. Non keeper. I hold Hendricks and Montero, but am in 4th in relief (26 vs 30 for first.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya

      I’d take Biggio

      • Ron Cody says:
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        Thanks again for the sanity check.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. Matt Lehman says:
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    Hey Grey

    Would you drop Wick or Diaz for karinchak?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

      • Matt Lehman says:
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        Ah sorry it’s Jairo not edwin

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Matt Lehman says:
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            Thanks grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  80. Sam says:
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    Alec bohm over Daniel Murphy? And what do we think of bohm going forward?

  81. Top 2 out of Gott, R. Montero or Rosenthal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1st two

  82. Brett says:
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    Buxton or ohtani?

    Thanks!

    • Brett says:
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      Or Cole Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

  83. Justin Ralph says:
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    Drop Lourdes for Kole, Santander, Ian Happ or Dylan Carlson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess Kole

  84. stevie says:
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    A-Bohm over A-Rosario?
    A-Bohm over A-Gimenez?
    Or should I A-Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, over Amed

  85. Dave D says:
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    So the crappy commish is going to cancel Friday’s Cards game because no players and one coach tested positive for COVID? WTF! Terrible decision.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash your Cards now, they’re about to play 55 games in 40 days

      • Dave D says:
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        I can only imagine. Maybe Weiters will be the top C in two weeks and a good UTIL player? Hehehe…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, well, maybe not him, but Cards are about to play a lot of games in a row

    • The Harrow says:
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      this was already pretty much known, just odd they waited till today to announce if officially. sat was STL’s best case restart time (and today a staffer got corona too, so maybe not even then)

  86. William Hung says:
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    Is it true the Cardinals had a coach test positive and the weekend series is cancelled?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I think they’re going to start their 55 games in 40 game adventure on Saturday

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I could be wrong tho, tbh

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      the first part of that sentence is true, so far the 2nd hasn’t been announced. also, check out how deep seated the STL lying is with the corona stuff (and this one they weren’t able to cover up, like the details on how they got this in the first place, which they covered up entirely, even now): same day helsley was announced positive corona, he gets a haircut somewhere without telling the haircutting place about that. cardinals intentionally don’t mention this anywhere, but then a local news channel (who must’ve not gotten their check from the cardinals, or more likely, had a rogue employee who actually wanted to be a reporter more than a shill (rare in this town)) today reports all this, finally making their GM come out and say “a mistake was made we’re sorry yada yada”. they’re so used to having all their local news basis’ covered they didn’t think to maybe beat the news sources to this and probably assumed it was already fixed and covered up, but it wasn’t.

  87. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Rank these 3 please

    Bohm, Carlson, Solak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solak, Bohm

      • Russ says:
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        Beyond this weekend at Coors would you rank them the same?

        • Russ says:
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          Roto

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

        • 183414 says:
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          Carlson !!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

  88. The Great Knoche says:
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    Anyone have the Tomas Nido Frankencatcher Batty call today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish!

  89. Primetime says:
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    Welp I guess Glasnow is broken.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sigh

  90. Crazy J says:
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    Using Covid-19 statistical projection methods… Trea Turner is projected for 0 steals!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but 15 HRs!

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        I figured I was good on steals with Acuna and Trea. I was wrong.

  91. erad says:
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    Is there a support group for DeSclafani owners?

    The worst is when my wife asks what’s wrong – and I just say oh yanno long day – when in reality I’m wondering why I continue to torture myself. Because it’s fun!

    • Uncle Ernie says:
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      Let’s start one. I have him in both my leagues. Double dip!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was painful

      • erad says:
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        I feel better knowing I’m not alone – I told the wife, don’t worry Uncle Ernie has my back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Uncle Ernie offering support always

  92. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. I need good pitching. I was offered Charlie Morton for my Eloy Jimenez. I know Morton’s on the DL but says he’s fine and will return soon. Are you buying it? Would you trade for him. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, not good

  93. G Funk Error says:
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    Razzballers Mount up!

    Best Bats …can someone rank the following to help a brotha out

    Jesse Winker…Nick Solak…Teoscar Hernandez..Clint Frazier

    Thank you

    • G Funk Error says:
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      May I add Dylan Carson to the list too. Appreciate it

      • The Harrow says:
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        i’d put carlson over c.frazier already, but still behind SCAR and winker and solak. could easily quickly move over solak if he’s playing. and EVERYBODY on STL will be playing a LOT (assuming that staffer who tested positive today doesn’t push them back farther than sat, which in theory the league could and probably by it’s own “rules” should do)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar, Winker, Solak, Clint

  94. LCT says:
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    Obp league ros

    Who’s the drop? Nimmo, teoscar, joc pederson, wil myers

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      yikes, nimmo is much better in OBP’s, would’ve been him possibly in non OBP. maybe joc here (esp if you can’t bench him when against lefties)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  95. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    12 team shallow dynasty (was able to just now drop tsutsugo and k.davis for hampson (dropped while being a lefty only guy, which only changed like 2 days ago) and k.seager (waivers)). OPS, BB’s and K’s against added

    C kraken
    1B votto (also obtained fairly lately)
    2B muncy (1-3B)
    SS mondesi
    3B h.dozier (1B/RF)
    LF jd davis (3B)
    CF hampson (2B/SS/LF)
    RF 54$ steak
    util (1) k.seager
    BN: acuna (all OF), E5, j.polanco

    DL (10): y.alvarez, antana

    1. drop which of jd davis/k.seager/h.dozier or E5 for when y.alvarez is back

    2. drop E5 for c.santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hmm…Edwin
      2. Meh, you’re getting Yordan

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        if E5 is already the drop for y.alvarez i guess #2 becomes votto or c-sant?

        3. also if i wanted to nab another SP here (lately dropped richards to make space for a.reyes (dynasty here) who’s the hitter drop after yordan is back. i’m already trying to drop yarbrough for heaney tonight off waivers, but i’m now back of the line after getting k.seager last night.

        from hampson/jd davis/h.dozier all having those tasty multi positions i’m fairly well covered (and when acuna is back hampson could go in 2B till muncy gets his finger issues worked out too). i’m sooo not used to shallow 12 teamers in general, i started year with none of these: votto, hampson, jd davis, k.seager, franmil, now am starting many of them. it’s weird to look into FA and have crazy good options compared to what i’m used to.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2. Can lose Votto

          3. Dozier

  96. Primetime says:
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    So is this a season where we should own SP/RP pitchers?

    Like Soto and Greene over actual pitchers.

    Can’t even trust streaming pitchers. Ugh..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who they are

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      this isn’t more useful to have those this year than other years. streamers get blown up in whatever year. so you are talking about going RP heavy by sticking RP with SP elig into SP slots, sometimes this is a good idea, esp in holds leagues. i don’t know what league type(s) have soylent greene (ATL) having SP this year though. soto is a good one (and pena LAA, both of these are current 8th inning men on their teams, will get holds and could get saves too)

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        and of course the highest rated SP/RP guy by holds rater (he was high even for just RP in general) d.castillo, also has SP

        • Primetime says:
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          Chad Greene. Soto from the tigers. I have Pomeranz.

          My starters getting killed Glasnow for one. Bieber Nola and Bundy. Play those 3. Use the RP with SP eligibility for the rest of my lineup. Idk.

          • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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            it’s c.green that’s why i had no clue who you were talking about, he has no “e” on the end of it. he is a good option though (albeit if holds NYY often don’t use him in the smart, obv holds situations)

  97. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please rank?
    Escobar, Berdi,Bohn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Bohm, but prolly Escobar, and Berti is steals, if you need that

  98. Nightpandas says:
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    Gray,

    The German and Yuli for Gallo and Slater in a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo side, kinda fair, you don’t want German tho, headache waiting to happen

  99. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Castellanos has cooled off, but Statcast still likes him. Brandon Lowe is 16/5/16/.300 now after today and 3 position eligible, including OF, but Statcast not so great.

    Who do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

      • Let’s Play Two says:
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        I’m really liking Santander. Statcast loves him and his xBA is .290. He’s up to 13/4/19/.264. Similar to Soler with more RBI.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like him too

  100. Play Ball says:
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    Looks like the Cards coming back tomorrow is PPD and maybe will play Sat. 44 days left in season to make up 55 games. I don’t think they will play a full 60 even with double headers. How many starts do you think Flaherety gets? Double headers will also affect games available for him to start too as he will still go every 5th day – not game.

    • William Hung says:
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      Also be interesting if they throw him for 5 innings during DHs too since they are only 7 innings

    • Play Ball says:
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      I have someone willing to trade Darvish for Flaherety. Take it?

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        yep, take darvish. that was close to even without STL’s issues.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

        • Play Ball says:
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          Problem is the Cubs will be playing some of those double headers that could affect the number of remaining starts for Darvish too. I still think taking Darvish is the right move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe 7, 1 or 2 might be short

  101. ThE sHiT says:
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    Anyone that follows the Angels close: i saw Hansel got his velo up lately, numbers are reflecting that last 3 outings. Think he reclaims the closing gig this weekend or within the next week? Hansel and Buttrey are available and am leaning Hansel to scoop, need saves big time, thanks!

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