The Magic Genie of Fantasy Baseball says that if I put a baseball card of a player I own in a Dreamcatcher and put the Dreamcatcher under my pillow while I’m sleeping then *gulps* then the Magic Genie of Fantasy Baseball will come in the middle of the night and give my player a Quality Start.  So…*bashfully looks down*..I put Chris Paddack‘s baseball card under my pillow and I’VE BEEN A GOOD BOY!  Holy Hayzeus Lazarus and Pontius, Inventor of Pilates, I had a good start! Yesterday, Chris Paddack went 7 2/3 IP, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 ER and 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.70.  Please throw 170 more innings this year!  “Don’t be greedy,” interrupts Magic Genie of Fantasy Baseball.  “Hey, Magic Genie of Fantasy Baseball, you sound like a spot remover.”  “Just for that, I’m pushing Marquez back so he starts at Coors next!  Muahahaha!”  So, Paddack had a great start, which tacks onto his season of more-than-we-could’ve-hoped-for.  He currently ranks 25th for xFIP; 23rd for K/9 and 13th for walk rate.  And he’s in Petco for his home starts!  Happy to be the Mohel at his Star Mitzvah.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tyler O’Neill – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, four of which have come in the last five games.  How many A.J. Pollocks does it take to find a hot schmotato at a Mercado–beep, beep….beep…Greybot shutting down, overheating on hot schmotatoes.

Daniel Ponce de Leon – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.80.  More like the Fountain of Yuck!

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .251.  Au Shizz!

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.36.  Ha, pitching is so sad, that people are asking in the comments about how great Archer has been and can he continue it. A Quality Start should now be 5 IP, 4 ER. Who agrees?  Raise your hands! I can’t see your hands, you blasted fools, this is the internet! So, Archer does have two straight Quality Starts. His peripherals do say he should be much better (10.5 K/9, 4.58 xFIP), but he couldn’t be worse and his 4.5 BB/9 is egregious.

Nomar MazaraRangers have discussed demoting him.  Makes sense.  Call him up three years prior to him being ready, let him struggle for three years, then, just as his confidence is at its lowest, demote him.  Yup, perfectly logical.

Danny Santana – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer.  As much as I’d hate to see Nomar get ducked around, Dannys Antana stands to gain major value in the scenario where Mazara is demoted.

Jarrod Dyson – 3-for-5 and his 6th homer.  He left with a hamstring cramp, so his chase for the 1st player to weigh 145 lbs and hit ten home runs will have to wait.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-7, 5 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homer, hitting .290.  Can I start writing my Eduardo Escobar 2020 schmohawk post now or do I have to wait until next year?

Kevin Cron – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, in, like, 10 at-bats (50-something, but still).  You know where Cron would be a 40-homer guy?  On the Orioles.  Why is it that all Crons hit homers and none can get playing time?

Jay Bruce – Hit the IL with oblique strain.  Apparently, Bruce is no Stone Pony.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer. More remarkable, Jose Ramirez went 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th steal.  Run Jo-Jo Ram, run!

Mike Clevinger – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  I know he’s been sidelined this year, but I had no idea how few IP he’s thrown.  Any guesses? It’s just under 36 IP, if that helps.

Spencer Turnbull – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.65. They say a great movie ends exactly as you expect but in a way you never expected. At least that’s what they told me in film school. I’d contend baseball is similarly gratifying.  Turnbull should be a 4.50 ERA pitcher. He’s not now, he may not be tomorrow, but, at some point, he’ll get there.

Nicholas Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .283.  It is remarkable how committed Castellanos is to being a line drive hitter. You have to actively try to hit so few homers in 2019, and The Greek God of Hard Contact is pulling it off.  Kudos to him.  That’s not praise, I’m giving him a Kudos bar because no one wants it.

Jason Vargas – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.25.  Time Traveler in March, “Grey, muy-chico, my hombre, draft Jason Vargas instead of every other pitcher you want to draft.”  “What’s with the Spanglish? Is that a thing in the future?”  “You’re focusing on the wrong thing.”  “So, you won’t answer, interesting.”

Pete Alonso – 1-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer.  Albombso!

Amed Rosario – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and a double short of the cycle.  Also, in this game, Eddie Rosario went 0-for-4, 1 RBI. If they want to get married, I’m fine with calling them Ameddie Rosario. Please notify the thought police.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer.  If Cruz doesn’t get to 30 homers, I will eat all the plastic straws found in dolphins’ blowholes. Will discuss at later time about where to send them.

Mitch Garver – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  If you drafted Omar Narvaez, Mitch Garver and Christian Vazquez in a one catcher league, you’d be doing so much better than if you drafted Aaron Judge, Giancarlo and Paul Goldschmidt. *reenacts King Tommen falling out window*

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.10.  Would you say I’m M. Perez’d? Compared to the Nazi in Exile, I wanna have Perez’s babies, but he’s cooled off on my Scoville scale and I’m a Shishito pepper on him.  Sometimes hot, sometimes not, depends on the Streamonator.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4 and his 34th homer, hitting .331.  It’s totally cool that the Brewers put their fences on Segways and move the fences in 20 feet every time Yelich bats, but at least cop to it!

Manny Pina – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Shouting, “If you like Manny Pinas, and making love in the rain!”

Kenta Maeda – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.75, but rain came and Maeda got ShtuPPD. By the by, that’s our glossary winner from yesterday. Please pick up your prize at the nearest Carl’s Jr.

David Freese – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  If Freese homered, that game must’ve had a playoff atmosphere.

Kenley Jansen – Wasn’t available last night due to his ankle, but Dave Roberts said he should be available today, Roberts also said he stole a base so everyone can have a free taco. Whatever that means.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .255.  Wow, who would ever doubt this guy?

Chase Anderson – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.96. Streamonator never likes him, due to the lack of Ks, but I’ve liked Anderson for the past two years as a cheap, no nonsense, blabbity bleh at the back of rotations in deeper leagues. By the way, if you don’t know if your league is deep, it’s not.

Dallas Keuchel – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.58.  I’ve seen better Dallas performances from Charlene Tilton!  Snap!

David Dahl – Left yesterday’s game after fouling a ball off his foot, and then his foot had juice on it but Manfred said, “Hey, look, a birdie!” and grabbed the ball and ran off the field. Rockies are saying Dahl’s day-to-day.

Trevor Story – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. If a guy hasn’t homered in two games in a row — do you even lift, bro?  By the way, Ryan McMahon went 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and hit his 9th homer, but only his 2nd homer in four games.  You don’t lift, bro.

Donovan Solano – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Donovan rounded the bases, singing, “It’s the Season of the Pitch…heading over the fence.”

Stephen Vogt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in this Coors series.  How wretched is Buster Posey?  He’s being outhit by Stephen Vogt.

Mark Melancon – 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  If you don’t think Melancon has at least a 50% chance of saves when Smith is traded, you haven’t followed Bochy’s career.

Eloy Jimenez – Hit the IL with a contusion of the UCL. I once had confusion on the campus of UCLA.  Weird times!  Either way, I have no idea when Eloy’s returning, I’d guess two to three weeks.

Adalberto Mondesi – Hit the IL with a subluxation of his shoulder.  Sounds like when you don’t pay for the Happy Ending but get it anyway.  “Now, I give you…subluxation…”  “Ow, Nancy, please stop.”  Sounds like a season-ending injury to me, but I haven’t heard a timetable.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.52.  I’ll be honest, it was hard for me to look at the Royals’ box score without Mondesi.  Duffy was a Streamonator pick yesterday and–why, Mondesi, why?!

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-2, 3 runs, and his 10th and 11th homer, and three homers in two games and hot schmotato alert!

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .297.  I wanna get invited to the Gurriel Family BBQ.  Just, ya know, to be near greatness.

Rafael Devers – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Devers is neither loose nor tight. Can’t fight the Devers! Can’t fight the Devers! Can’t fight the Devers!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.34.  Been a while since I looked at him so…Velocity is down, not crazy though; K/9 is down, again not awful; walk rate is more manageable; ton more ground balls.  Meh, been a while, but he’s still pretty much a 3.85-4.15 ERA pitcher with neutral luck.

Erick Fedde – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  Fedde wraps up like every guy is a 679 hitter, but mostly getting that ‘facing the O’s face’.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer.  I want his name to rhyme with fettuccini. Is it just me? Prolly.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.12. Too bad for the Angels that Cole didn’t try to find Angel Stadium in Los Angeles and miss the game.

George Springer – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, and third homer in three days.  Okay, that lifts, bro.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer.  You could say his two homers yesterday are a sign of good things to come, but Mark Canha (2-for-4) also hit two homers (14, 15), so good things for him too?  How about Chad Pinder (1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer)?  You just gonna leave Chad hanging?

Ramon Laureano – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 19th homer, hitting .274, hitting .375 in July, after seven homers in June, and I should’ve included him in my top 100 for the 2nd half.  My b.

Homer Bailey – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.69.  As I mentioned on the podcast the other day, Choo-Choo Meth Gators!  Also, Bailey is a MediaOAKer, who I’d use the Streamonator in home starts.

Mitch Haniger – Has been cleared to resume baseball activities.  He needs to go easy though, because one important baseball activity is standing in the field and adjusting one’s crotch.

Cole Hamels – Tossed a bullpen session and is on track to return in the beginning of August, which is not short for Augustus Gloop; I was told, at least.

Kris Bryant – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  “KB Toy…Story, giddy up, figurine played by Tim Allen!”  Worst home run call of all-time.

Addison Russell – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  “Russell hit that almost as hard as he hits–” Almost worst home run call of all-time.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.46.  Well, he’s fixed!  Pack up the truck, we need to move on to German Marquez.  He’s in Argentina?  We’ll get there in time for dinner.  We can move fast because this is imaginary.  Just grabbing two former aces who have struggled, Darvish is pitching better than Chris Archer, by a decent amount. When accounting for juiced balls, Darvish is pitching about as well as I’d expect, maybe he can do a half run lower on the ERA.  Not bad, not the ace from six years ago.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.40.  It sure was a good year to not draft any of my namesakes!

Raisel Iglesias – Hit the paternity list. Hoping when his baby is delivered he says, “Here is the Church, here is the steeple *motioning to open legs*, here comes some little people.”

  1. Dr Easy says:
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    Veruca Salt! A blast from the past!

    Canha believe in a Canha resurgence?

    • steve stevenson says:
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      I had such a crush on them in high school.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Get in line, Steve!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  2. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Nice report, man.

    a. Loved the Church blurb. I wish he would say well I’m glad you both came out healthy but now I have to make like a baby and get out of this hole.

    b. So true about Posey. I bet Samantha Posey could hit better than her brother at this point. Started Vogt after Hittertton whispered into my phone’s hard drive. I told them both to get a room but equally thanked them both for the intelligence.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha

      B. Nice!

  3. knucks says:
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    Ughh I had a deal on the table that I had proposed before the Rockies day game, which was accepted by the other team a few hours later, but before I realized what was going on and could retract it…

    Gave Paddack
    Got Dahl

    Thoughts and prayer circles!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Still probably a good gamble for you

      • knucks says:
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        Thanks DT and C-Dubs, I’ll consider these comments the T’s and P’s needed for me to get through my day.

    • Coolwhip

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      Xrays negative, so yeah based likely ending for Paddack think it will be fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As long as Dahl’s foot is fine, it’s a slam dunk for you

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Traded for Dahl over the weekend, so in the same boat as you. Like Coolwhip said, x-rays were negative and I’ll I’ve heard it’s a bone bruise and that he’s day-to-day.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, sounds like he’s okay — ah78wnixhsqib–sorry, fingers crossed

  4. Snacks Zillion says:
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    I moved Paddack as well yesterday, still feel ok with it but I know that feeling.

    • knucks says:
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      Yea I guess I’m more a less just annoyed that I decided to trade for a baseball player that’s made of porcelain, on the day he gets hurt again.

      I’m happy I got Paddacks 90 innings and stats thus far in roto and would assume they so something goofy again like a phantom IL, send him down for a week or to the bullpen by the end of next month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a good trade (likely), he’s not throwing a full season

  5. 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

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I don’t think you can cut any of those guys…

      • William Hung says:
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        Do I just grin and bear it then?

        • William Hung says:
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          nevermind, i didn’t want to do it, but I decided to cut German Marquez for Laureano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grabbing Laureano was the move

      • William Hung says:
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        Now I have to figure out my pitching… this is such a shit show from April/May when my team was flying high

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Same here

          • William Hung says:
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            Are you not dominating like year’s past? I think I should make the playoffs, but I’ve gone from coasting to having to battle it out

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m in 1st in three leagues and 2nd in one… It’s been a struggle tho

  6. Gregarious says:
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    Need starting pitching (don’t we all) in a 6×6 redraft league….trade Correa and Flaherty (coming off two good starts, but not sure I trust him) for Gerritt Cole?

    Thanks gents

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  7. FantasyLand says:
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    On the player rater, Laureano is ranked 29. And that’s even counting his awful April. I added him as a backup bat, but he’s in the lineup every single day now.

    • What's A Drexl? says:
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      WOW, decent steals ARE worth that much now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steals are worth a lot

  8. Rabbit says:
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    As something of an expert on shoulder dislocations–7 dislocations, 2 surgeries, numerous subluxations–I would not say that Mondesi’s injury is season-ending. More likely is that he is back in three to four weeks, his power is sapped (not that he was giving us all that much anyway), but other than that his hitting is OK. His range on his fielding likely will take a hit because it is his glove hand (arm?), but who cares about that? (Other than KC pitchers, I guess.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, Rabbit, maybe you lay off your shoulder for a few!

      I hope you’re right, I honestly don’t know, simply guessing

  9. Bats says:
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    I’m on the outside looking in in terms of making the playoffs right now. In a Head to Head points league, would you straight up drop Mondesi for either Danny Santana or Justin Upton? I have Wheeler in my only IL spot right now, but I will put Eloy there once he’s back next week.

    • Bats says:
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      My other option is to drop Lamet for one of the two after his start tonight.

      • Ivanmakebasket says:
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        I cut Eloy Jimenez in April in both my leagues and I’m in 2nd and 3rd respectively

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Can’t cut Mondesi. Lose Lamet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Big Easy says:
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    Grade the trade:

    Dynasty league

    Trea Turner for Tucker and Luzardo

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d give the guy getting the Turner side an “A” and the other side a “C”. Could end up working out for both sides, just a lot more risk on the Tucker side IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Jeffrey Gilden says:
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    Good morning!

    Currently in last place (though the last few weeks have been better). I’m trying to collect some keepers for next year to start a rebuild. We can keep 7 for three years.

    Currently I am thinking about choosing my keepers from:
    Hiura, Franmil, Mercado, Kyle Tucker, Bichette, Luis Robert, Gallen, Paddack, Luzardo. I have most of these for $1, though a few are slightly higher.

    I got offered Austin Riley for Rendon. Would Riley be an automatic keeper? Even though Rendon is probably too expensive to keep ($31), I don’t want to make a move that doesn’t have integrity, and if I wouldn’t keep Riley I’d rather play this year out as competitively and respectably as possible.

    Thanks.

    Jeff

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Riley would be a keeper for you judging by the other keeper options you mentioned.

      • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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        Thanks, DT. where do you think Riley slots in on my list?

        • Donkey Teeth

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          I’d rank them something like Hiura, Paddack, Robert, Franmil, Riley, Mercado, Tucker right now. Fluid list though and time for things to change down the stretch…

          • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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            Thanks for the taking the time, DT. This helps a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Agree with DT

  12. BigEasy says:
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    Grade the trade

    Dynasty League

    Trea Turner for Kyle Tucker and Jesus Luzardo

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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      those are always hard to do, you got one top MLB player who isn’t old yet, vs 2 top 20 prospect guys, one of which is a pitcher with injury problems. frequent ones. tucker has kicked AAA’s ass for 2 years now i believe, but that doesn’t always come to fruition (or it does but not right away, look at vlad, the best AAA/AA hitter in whatever decades or maybe ever). i maybe have never once seen grey side with tucker/luzardo in these spots, EVEN if you turned luzardo into a better prospect pitcher who isn’t hurt often (one could argue for mize, gore, manning, whitley there, maybe a few others (mckay)). not quite as scary as honeywell type injury concerns but he’s had a lot of them for a while now.

    • Tim Anderson Project says:
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      Not good for the team giving up Turner… Like awful!

    • Tim Anderson Project says:
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      Not good for the team giving up Turner. Like awful!

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      F minus.

  13. For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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    mondesi damn well better not be out ALL year, just come back in like the last 2-3 weeks of september and i’m all good. my only 5×5 (money league) where my WORST week all year (h2h league) i lost like 4-6, others, even when i don’t do well i win by a little. i don’t think i’ve ever once lost steals (have story/acuna, just lately meadows as well, otani too), but surely will sometimes now. now i’m deciding on some dude named marwin, newman, fletcher and other types. i knew i got too lucky when him and story went out in same day but only each for about 12ish total days or so.

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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      just looked at how long partial shoulder dislocations take to heal normally, and YIKES, 12-16 weeks. yeah we’re F’d for this year. the upside is end of september.

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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        well one spot said anywhere in the 6 weeks to 3 months (so around 12-13 weeks). it’s odd i found both of those numbers though, since for our purposes the difference from
        6-13 weeks
        and
        12-16 weeks is FAR different, it’s not like this happened in early june.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not sure, but doesn’t sound good

  14. JRock says:
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    1. Daniel Volgebach or Nate Lowe ROS?
    2. Is Brian Reynolds a must-keep (great avg, little HR/SB)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Lowe for me. Reynolds depends how deep the league is…not must-keep in shallower formats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Josh says:
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    Don’t be so hard on yourself on Laureano re the 2nd half 100. You mentioned him in that write-up, which caused me to add him., so thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  16. Kailuaboy says:
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    Lost Mondesi!

    H.Dozier, Lareuano, Pollack, or Olson? Pt league

    Aloha

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Laureano, Pollock for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning Grey

    Would you move Bauer for Mondesi in a 12 team keep 7…I’m looking to 2020

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Definitely want Mondesi there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. Worm Burner says:
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    Now that the major storm is passing, German Marquez is surely a buy now, right?
    All it will cost is a waiver pickup and he has to have way more potential than other wire gems like arrieta, eflin, Dakota Hudson, etc.

    Maybe I just like trouble for my fantasy team!

    Have a good one

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yea I’m buying Marquez, especially if he’s free. Just don’t start him in Coors…

    • knucks says:
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      In the leagues where I drafted and have been begrudginly using him, I dropped Marquez. In the leagues where he was dropped, I added him… Hedgies, baby!! This comes less than a few days after swearing off drafting all Colorado SPs for the rest of my fantasy days.

      Still debating how to use him, I looked at the upccoming schedule for the Rox and the next 5 away series are @NYY, @WASH, @CIN, @HOU, @SD. Its gonna take some stones for me to start him in New York the weekend. But I guess I’ll do it and see how it goes. I can’t imagine I use him in Houston if he gets that start.

      • Worm Burner says:
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        Yeah, I know everybody is swearing him off, but having not owned him yet, it’s hard to see him on waivers without kicking the tires a little bit……….i guess I’ll get to cuss him soon too

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Marquez already roofied our pitching ratios for the week with his stats from Monday, why not throw him out again in a head-to-head?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see adding him for road starts, but I have little confidence in his next start

  19. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Points league (if that matters): Fletcher or Kingery?

    2. How long until Mondesi’s time table is known (league has only 1 — occupied — DL slot)?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kingery. Dunno on Mondesi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. Alex says:
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    Kingery or Dannys Antana ROS? Just read that the Rangers are working Santana in at 3B too.

    • knucks says:
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      Kingery

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Knucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up!

    I’m in a 10 team, H2H, redraft, standard 5×5 category league. I’m in first most of the season and mostly planning for the playoffs. I just lost Mondesi which is devastating. I was wondering if I should make a move or multiple?

    -My batters. Nate Lowe and Scott Kingery
    -Batters available: Danny Santana, Amed Rosario, Hunter Dozier

    -My pitchers: Canning, Eflin, Pineda
    -Pitchers Available: Julio Urias (solid ratios), Adam Wainwright, Jeff Samardzija, Yarbrough

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Santana over Lowe, though they’re close

      These pitchers are kinda bleh, including ones you have… I’d stream

  22. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Mitch Garver – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer. If you drafted Omar Narvaez, Mitch Garver and Christian Vazquez in a one catcher league, you’d be doing so much better than if you drafted Aaron Judge, Giancarlo and Paul Goldschmidt. *reenacts King Tommen falling out window*————jesus, that floored me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  23. scott says:
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    Hey, folks. Looking for a quasi-replacement for Mondesi and this is the group I get to choose from. Any of them head-and-shoulders (too soon?) above the others? Weekly H-2-H, standard 5×5 hitting, plus BB & 2B. Assume I can use help in SB’s above the other cats, but its not too dramatic. Thanks!

    – A.Rosario, A.Simmons, M.Semien, J.Schoop, N.Lopez (guaranteed PT now?), N.Goodrum, Mar.Gonzalez, W.Adames

    • Tim Anderson Project says:
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      Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with TAP

      • Alex says:
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        Interesting here. I’d think Semien would be the best pick up.

        Is the choice to go with Rosario more about the hot bat in a H2H?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Semien more for ROS is it limited pickups?

          • scott says:
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            The only limit is a max of four pickups per week, so in a sense ‘no’. I’m assuming that Mondesi is gonna be out for the rest of the year (or be extremely limited — re: almost useless — if he returns at some point). So it sounds like its between Semien and Rosario. Maybe I’ll grab both…just for fun. Thanks, guys!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Norman Ginsberg says:
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                Are you suggesting cutting Mondesi for Rosario?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not if you can avoid it, but Mondesi might be done for the year — I don’t know, honestly… No one has a timetable that I’ve seen

  24. knucks says:
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    Was a bit surprised to hear that DJ Mish entered the Wu as a young man. Always enjoy your Wednesday segments. I love that he lets you do your thing, while somehow also squeezing in a 1-800-GAMBLER ad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, wasn’t sure if anyone was listening tbh

  25. Dillon says:
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    I just want to take a moment to thank you for touting Mondesi this year (no seriously). I was skeptical on him, but you sold me and he’s been a fun ride, AND I’m in an OBP league too. No regrets at all drafting him. Hopefully he comes back before fantasy playoffs.

    Anywho, Mondesi replacement (dot dot dot).

    Danny Santana or Hunter Dozier?

    And should I trade my Dallas Keuchel for his Brandon McKay?

    6×6 weekly redraft with OBP and QS.

    I’m taking a shot for our fallen soldier Mondesi as we speak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      Santana

      • Dillon says:
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        Keuchel for McKay?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  26. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    …….. Bruce at the Stone Pony……Nicely done

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  27. Chad Bowling says:
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    Would you deal
    Ohtani and either Odorizzi or Boyd
    for
    Kershaw?

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      That would be paying too much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Coolwhip

      • Chad Bowling says:
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        What about for Corbin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems fair

  28. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    SON decided over night it suddenly hates Brad Keller home vs. CWS.

    Had him ready to go as a streamer today, but negative $ is risky and SONs right more often than not.

    The robot is loving Tanner Roark at home today vs. STL. Cardinals = not good road team, and the bats that have hit him hardest are all on IL (Carp, Ozuna). Roll Roark out today, stick with Keller, or pass on both?

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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      it was 14.9 literally 3 hours ago. probably less time ago too. now i’ll go check and see how much it moved.

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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        yep, now at -3.1. this is before lineups are set too, so that has nothing to do with it when this happens somewhere around 6 am eastern or near that. i think -18 is the biggest movement i’ve seen too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Roark — Cards are kinda terrible, Roark’s been fine

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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        shit, yeah roark easily though, STL one of worst hitting teams in NL. where i got keller i could ONLY get keller (or worse guys). wonder what it is about 5-6 AM (is SON a vampire and it’s optimism gives away to fear right when the sun is all the way up) that turns SON off of some SP for 13-18 points of value.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure on Keller, I’m interested in what Rudy says

          • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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            keller did fine anyway for where i streamed him. but it could affect other decisions. i would’ve went roark anyway had i that choice.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah wasn’t bad

  29. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Eduardo escobar is 2 starts at 2nd away from gaining eligibility there. He may be overrated for next year but this year weeeeeee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeee, indeed

  30. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, where would you add Ramon Laureano on your list for 2nd half? Just curious. 25-100?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Like 75ish

  31. Tom says:
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    I need help with deciding which SPs to keep and which ones to drop. Who should I drop and pickup?

    I own:
    Kyle Gibson
    Tommy Milone
    Trevor Richards
    Glenn Sparkman
    Zac Gallen

    Under waivers:
    Chase Anderson
    Spencer Turnbull
    Steven Matz
    Martin Perez
    Yusei Kikuchi
    Jake Arrieta

    • Tom says:
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      Forgot to mention Jason Vargas is in waivers as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Milone, Sparkman — Anderson, Turnbull

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I am not looking at matchups tho, and you should

  32. Jesse Librot says:
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    Mercado or Robles ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

  33. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Worth noting that Darvish was attacking batters with velocity up in the zone, and all his pitches especially his 2-seemer had more life/movement, command looked pretty solid too. He looked a lot like the Yu you (stutterer) remember from the Rangers; no idea though if he can keep it up the rest of way, lol.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Also, for what its Werth, took a peek at Castellanos under the hood… I think we can drop that nickname now: hardhit 39.4%, barrel 8%, EV 88.7%… meh, meh, and meh. That’s all like a slightly better than the MLB average, HA! I will now laugh like a hyena.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ouch, hadn’t looked at Castellanos… Just saw his high(ish) AVG and figured… Yu and Castellanos would both be interesting pieces by you

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          yeah was considering Yu for this week after watching his start yesterday *thinking emoji*

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  34. Dave D says:
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    Well, for the first (and probably last?) time this year I had McMahon and Teoscar starting lineup in our at the same time and was pleased with the results. And you laugh? Why would I be starting them both? Ask Guzman, Moreland, ODB, Brinson that question, not me.

    Btw, I looked at this weeks standings and fully expecting my team, led by the evil Deutsch-bag Marquez, to be last in ERA. To my shock and disbelief my 8.775 ERA for week 17 was good for 12th, there were three teams below me!!! WTF???!! What a strange year….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! I had Paddack go and I’m no longer last either in ERA after German — weird year indeed

  35. dau says:
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    Vogelbach or Mancini?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  36. Keeks says:
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    Great stuff today, multiple actual lol’s (not the fake kind where you just blow some air out your nose)

    10 team, Save+Holds and K/9 league.

    1) Pick one to drop:
    Kennedy, Neris, Lugo, Muslim Ms Garrett

    2) which side in this trade:
    Gleyber/Kershaw for Muncy/Flaherty

    Thanks Grey, you rock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Neris

      2. Hmm…Fair… Muncy

  37. Pimp Bot 3000 says:
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    Grey thanks for all that you do. For the past several years, first thing in the morning during baseball season I open up Razzball to read your posts. You’re the best…from witty paragraphs, to helpful insight…and you answer every question. That is awesome and I’m pretty sure you can’t get that anywhere else.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

  38. bigbear says:
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    I completely understand Dave Roberts. Taking that extra base is all about getting a taco!

    Newman was 3 for 5 hitting leadoff!

    The last two days have been rough for one of my teams: Eloy, Mondesi, Dahl, and even Yordan may miss a few! I’ve already got Peacock and Strickland on the DL. Plus I just traded away Hoskins for Boyd (a little overpay, but was trading from depth)…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

      I heard on Yordan, hopefully he’s okay

  39. HappyJax says:
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    Believe in Junis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not at all

  40. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    You buying as in adding Kevin gausman and gio Gonzalez anywhere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those sound like terrible names in most leagues

      • Ivanmakebasket says:
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        I feel like gausman has been really unlucky. He’s stats don’t seem that bad. Like 1.1 hr/9 decent k to bb and k per 9. He had 10ks in his last rehab start. Yeah it’s a deep league but I think gausman could surprise down the stretch and have value. Pitching is awful overall.

        I also would keep an eye on Tyler Beede in deep leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t mind Beede… At least has a decent park

          • Ivanmakebasket says:
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            Yeah I agree, former first-round pick too just needs to stop walking guys, the strikeouts are there. He’s got no walks in his last 2 starts… If he has a good start vs the Mets tomo he will start getting added.

            • Ivanmakebasket says:
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              Btw I checked park factor because I was arguing with my buddy about who’s been better this year yelich or trout and he kept saying how if trout played in Miller Park he would hit 50 home runs… So I check park factor… Angel stadium is ranked the 10th best stadium for hitters this season and Miller Park is ranked 15th. So that ended that arguement…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That is surprising

              • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                one season park factors have been proven to be worth very very little. need a 3 year sample for it to mean anything. i guarantee you 3 year cycle shows MIL to be FAR better hitter park than LAA.

                • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                  that’s at least, not exactly 3. more than 3 years would be even better sample of course (assuming park didn’t change over those years)

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I do faintly remember them lowering fences in Anaheim this year (or last)

                    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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                      oh, forgot or didn’t know about that one. might be real then (still need a year or 2 more to be sure). still .5 of a year of MIL doesn’t mean anything when we know how much of a hitter park that place is (and i’m pretty sure they didn’t raise their fences, or put in any humidors). half season showing it’s 15th is just variance. pretty sure that place hasn’t been any lower than like 6th over any decent sample. that pitching coach to moved on to CIN (WAY better ERA’s this year than probably any CIN team of the last 20 or something) got them overperforming last year (that’s done now though, MIL back to a very lower pitching ranked team now)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  41. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Jack of All Trades on Netflix was decent, about the baseball card bubble burst in the late 80s/early 90s. I have crates of those cards in my closet…all worth nothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds like it might be my new favorite! Derry Girls is still on my list, has someone else recommend it too… Just finished Stranger Things, it was awesome, think best season so far, and I didn’t dislike other seasons

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Nice! I fell off Stranger Things after season 1. I have to get back to it. Looking forward to Glow starting back up again and Pen15 over on Hulu. Two of my favorites.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I started watching Pen15 but it was really offputting watching two ladies play kids

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            Yeah that is a bit weird.

  42. Kitastrophe says:
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    Need 1 OF, Choo, Conforto, or Pence.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  43. DLev45 says:
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    5×5 H2H – Pitching question

    Lead in all 5 pitching cats by the following:

    1W
    4 SV
    54 K
    1.4 ERA
    0.22 WHIP

    IP = 70 for me, 27.1 for opponent.

    He has the following starts left this week to try to catch me in wins & ratios.

    Porcello @ BAL
    Castillo v. STL
    Lynn @ HOU

    My starts left this week:

    Gibson v. OAK
    Fiers @ MIN
    Gallen @ LAD
    Sanchez @ ATL
    Buehler v. MIA

    Which of my guys would you start and which would you sit trying hold wins and ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Most of your starts are bad — wouldn’t start Sanchez, Gallen or Fiers

      • DLev45 says:
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        I think if I do nothing but start Buehler, the only thing he could catch me in would be wins and I go 4-1.

        Agreed as to Gallen/Sanchez/Buehler with those opponents.

        Gibson & Fiers are the toss ups, but I wanted to give you the complete picture since its more complicated than “sit Gibson and/or Fiers?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then just start Walker

  44. DLev45 says:
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    5×5, need all hitting cats. Who you do start?

    Benintendi v. TOR (LHP Pannone) – batting 7th
    Conforto @ SF (LHP Bumgarner)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  45. Mike says:
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    Tyler O’Neill just a hot schmotato, or someone worth picking up for ROS and next?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him

  46. FantasyLand says:
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    Couple of questions.

    A. Who’s a better speculative stash: Strickland or Melancon?

    B. In a keeper roto league, which side do you pick: Eloy + Víctor Robles or Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Strickland

      B. Eloy

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        B. Is pretty fair

  47. rhodyballer says:
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    D Cease
    L Jackson
    S Greene
    W Davis
    J Paxton
    G Cole
    S Bieber
    R Iglesias
    C Sale
    T Rogers (R)
    B McKay (R)

    Here’s my pitching staff. Add Heaney over any of these guys? J. Urias, S. Turnbull, T. Roark, M. Perez & H. Robles also on the ww.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  48. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Luke Voit dropped to 7th in the order as I predicted a couple of days ago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been a mess

  49. zombie says:
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    Howdy & great recap! Was 4 player DTD’d yesterday! But need an IL’d Elloy fill in that just might stick if the DTD’ers prove terminal. Grab a dropped CJ Cron, jump on the O’Neil schomatoing, or seems to be your favorite “you can drop’em” Yandy Diaz? Thanks. + did you catch “What We Do In The Shadows” yet? Properly twisted. Funny funny shizz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I haven’t caught it yet — O’Neill

  50. Worm Burner says:
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    You’ve probably done this multiple times, but I’m having to call in reserves due to all the injuries. Could you rank the top few guys for hopefully the short-term?

    T. O’Neill, Mancini (awful lately), G. Cooper, A. Hicks, D. Gregorious, Mercado, M. Olson

    I hate asking for this and I appreciate your help

    Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson, Cooper, Mancini

  51. LaRockakis says:
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    If Mancini goes .290/35 will I also get a prize from my local Carl’s Jr.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Offer not good in 48 contiguous states

  52. jose says:
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    Late to the Party today (like most days), but wanted to throw in a couple of nuggets…

    Archer told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette (paraphrasing) that he is scrapping his 2-seam fastball since it was getting destroyed when he threw it….Maybe there is something there.

    Darvish told the Athletic that his better command has to do with his renewed confidence in the health of his elbow. His pain was the worst when he threw his fastball and mentally getting over that took some time. Evidently he’s over it and can command his fastball more effectively.

    I own neither of these guys and don’t think I’ll be able to get a hold of either, but if someone is willing to “sell high” maybe someone here can benefit.

    Thanks for all the work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good for Archer, that was prolly Searage’s doing

      Nice on Yu!

      Thanks!

  53. cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redarft..need two ROS..Gurriel jr….Tatis..Hiura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Gurriel

  54. Box says:
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    Danny Santana or Upton in points leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, but might be other way

  55. JP says:
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    Trade Muncy/Soroka for Judge (or Soto)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  56. My three extra outfielders are

    Bader
    Almonte
    Bote

    Should I drop one of them and get Tyler O’Neil?
    In an NL 4×4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, all of them? Lose Almonte

  57. GregJeffries says:
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    Which Side – Altuve for Mondesi.

    Thanks!

    • GregJeffries says:
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      And is it close?

      Should add – 15 team keeper league (keep 5)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        For this year? Not close, Mondesi’s hurt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  58. endershadow says:
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    Dynasty – Send Quintana and Jordan Hicks for Mikolas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That doesn’t sound good

  59. Drew says:
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    I received two trade proposals recently in my 16-team OPS keeper.
    1. I give JD and get Greinke
    2. I give JRam and get Hand

    Here is my roster: J. McCann, Muncy, McNeill (filling in for Mondesi), Tatis, JRam, Yelich, JD, Marte, and Abreu are bats. K. Newman on the bench too.
    Pitchers are Verlander, Sale, Flaherty, Stripling, Lamet, Wheeler (IL), Salazar (IL), Buttrey, Vazquez, and E. Diaz.
    My pitching has not been consistent this year–so I’m wondering if I need a SP or RP upgrade.
    My initial thought is to hold, but curious what you might say.

    As always, thanks much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not good

      • Drew says:
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        The trade proposals?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Drew, they’re not good

          • Drew says:
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            Lol. Ok thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, Drew

  60. In a Standard 12-team H2H 7×7 (W SV, H, K, ERA, WHIP, QS) and looking to improve starting pitching.

    I’d appreciate your thoughts on trading Correa and Soroka to get G. Cole?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for me

  61. Ellis says:
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    Need a replacement for Mondesi, UGH, I’m leaning A Rosario, other options include Cano Goodrum Sograd Schoop and A FRazier, thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Amed

  62. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. my 3b tandem of vlad/riley has gone the way of the weasel. do you like any of sano, profar, mcmahon or fletcher as a temp fill in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  63. Ben W says:
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    In a keeper league; 12 team. I’m in first place with a good team.

    Should I trade Luis Urias for Whit Merrifeld.

    Urias can be kept for 3 more years and Merrifield for 1 more after the season. Basically future of Urias vs 2 years of Merrifield who can help me win now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  64. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Like many, I’m looking to add a bat in place of Mondesi to provide across the board production and could use a bump in AVG if not at the expense of the other categories, including steals to offset some from the loss of Mondesi. Current lineup:

    C Sanchez
    1B Bell
    2B Baez
    3B Rendon
    SS Story
    OF Yelich, Acuna, Soto
    UTIL E. Rosario, 1B/OF Hoskins

    IL Mondesi

    My 3 bench spots are pitchers.

    Looking at my roster for a standard 5×5 roto redraft league:

    1. Would you trade either Edwin Diaz or Liam Hendriks for either Laureano, Jose Ramirez, Moncada or DJ LaMaheiu.

    2. Would you trade either Bell, Hoskins or E. Rosario for Pete Alonso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes, any of them… 2. Sure, any of them

      • Shallow League Decisions says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        1. Who would you prefer to move between E. Diaz and Liam (I lean Diaz)? And who would you want in order of Laureano (leaning); Moncada; DJ and JRam?

        2. Who would you prefer to move between Bell; Hoskins; E. Rosario for Pete Alonso?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Liam for JoRam, MOncada, DJ or Laureano

          2. Eddie

          • Shallow League Decisions says:
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            I was just looking at JoRam.

            He’s 44/8/40/20 in 341 at-bats

            Mondesi was 48/7/52/31/.268 in 336 at-bats

            JoRam is 18/4/16/4/.321 last 30 days. Might be a steal if he’s turned the corner and can provide similar production to Mondesi.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, could be — I never thought Jo-Ram was *that* bad

  65. WheelhouseWreck says:
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    HeyGrey. What do you think of Tyler Naquin? Got the pedigree and is taking advantage of the PT this year. Maybe turned a corner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, he’s okay… He’ll appear in this week’s Buy column, for sure…Cause he’s hot

  66. chris pierce says:
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    Grey,

    If Will Smith and Brad Hand are traded. I own both. Are they still closers and now would they move to another job. What is you gut? These guys have been great for me this year, now I may lose saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My gut says they’re closers

  67. Gotime says:
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    Inciarte back and RIley sitting as the 4th OF, ROS you want Riley or Pollock (H2H weekly cats)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  68. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Voit is my bench bat. Drop him for O’Neill or Mallex (I’ve got decent speed but did lose Mondesi)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

  69. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    or stay with Voit (‘tho I’m afraid of playing time uncertainty).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  70. Ellis says:
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    or is Kike a better choice than Rosario for a Mondesi replacement, thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, he just had a good game

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      rosario at least should/could (since he has speed) give you closer to mondesi as you lost mondesi. i’m in similar pickle, only good news is i was leading the (h2h) league in steals by 16 before the mondesi injury, this of course will go down now. 2B with tons of speed aren’t easy to just find, even in a 12 team shallow league. not like OF where you could just slot say dyson chicken legs in there.

  71. ellis says:
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    Got your advice for Rosario for Mondesi above, just saw that Kike has been on a good run, so Rosario or Kike, thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, he just had a good game

  72. RobW says:
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    Grey,

    What do you think of sending Laureano + Eloy + 16th draft pick for Sale + 25th draft pick in a keeper league?

    Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  73. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I wonder if Neris ever thinks the league has figured out his 75% splitter usage tactic. His splitter is good, but it ain’t Bruce Sutter good.

    On a lighter note, will you be incorporating Skippy Handelman in your videos on a daily basis now? I would not object if that were the case. However, Skippy’s is a story that pulls at my heartstrings. His unrequited love and life of romantic torment at the hands of the cruel, vapid eldest Keaton daughter are as tragic as a Greek play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d love to but Skippy story is too sad for every week consumption… The dark moods I have to go in to even perform the lines…Well…*shudders*

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        I feel ya. How could Mallory choose Nick over him? Skippy was bright, charming, and let’s face it, likely a generous lover.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Skippy was a woke millennial before the terms ever existed — can you imagine that show now?

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            Hahaha. I know. Think of the reception Dan Fielding or Sam Malone would get nowadays.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilarious on Neris, btw… Can he be worse? Let’s find out!

  74. pugs slugs says:
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    NL-Only, 10-TM, H2H, 5×5 (OBP) – $280 Auction (Keep 5)

    Who’s the odd man out to platoon with Ender, Slater or Hampson? Neither start very often, but Hampson has a series coming up @NYY, and could see starts, especially if Dahl is out for a few.

    CA Wolters
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Escobar
    IF Robel Garcia
    OF Acuña Juña
    OF Harper
    OF Hoskins
    OF Enciarte
    UT T. Edman
    B Hampson
    B Slater

    SP Ryu, Corbin, Musrove, Eflin, Mikolas, Richards, Stripling
    RP Yates, Kimbrel, Jackson
    IL Wood

    Thanks!

    • pugs slugs says:
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      Let me rephrase the above question. Who should I drop between Slater and Hampson now that Ender is back? I want to stream a Pitcher and need to lose one of them.

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Hampson, but I don’t think there’s a wrong answer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slater

  75. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i picked up Naquin and Canha while Dahl/Yordan banged up a little. Drop either of those stiffs for Incarte or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either? Lose Canha

  76. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Traded Yuli and Hendriks for Hiura!! Don’t know how i swindled it…Last two weeks overall:

    Sent Dozier, Buehler, Yuli, Hendriks

    Got Lindor, Hiura

    Now if I can get German to stop being a little scheisse things would come together!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  77. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Dumb question. Is SON the same as the Streamonator? If not, where do I see SON’s pitching info on the site?

    Thanks again for your feedback

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, same, just abbreviated Streamonator into SON

      • saint says:
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        Thanks. I feel better. Lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  78. Jean Genie says:
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    Grey! Whereabouts would you rank Franmil if you had to do your OF rankings today? Love the power and x-stats but I’m having trouble knowing where to place him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly around top 60 — Great power, but in a funky platoon

      • Jean Genie says:
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        Thanks Grey. He’d shoot up if he found himself traded out of Petco and into a full-time role, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

          • Jean Genie says:
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            Many thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  79. Trader says:
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    Eloy to IL. Grabbed O’Neill. So far so good. But also have Reddick and Braun so that is a concern. Will ride Tyler until he cools off. Kingery, Kole or Franmil on the wire. Any of them a better bet to got regular at bats and production than Reddick or Braun?

    • Trader says:
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      Add Riley to the list. He just got dropped

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil for power, Kingery for runs/speed and light power

  80. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    I’m pretty sure mike fires has 11 quality starts in a row. he’s been insanely useful. Picked him up right after his nono. Yuge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is crazy

      • Ivanmakebasket says:
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        Should be 13 in a row. After his nono (13 starts ago) the very next start he was on a pitch count becasue he threw so many pitches in the nono. That game (12 starts ago) he went 5 innings 1 run. Yeah mike fires is great this season. I’ll take it.

        • Ivanmakebasket says:
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          I deserve to own him I remember I think it was in 2012 on the Brewers I was recommending everyone pick him up when he was 5% owned when he broke out

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            Maybe 2013

  81. Db says:
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    You staring Yarbrough vs cws or arrieta @pitt tomorrow?

    • Db says:
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      And thanks for telling me to give up mondesi for sale 3 days ago trade processed this morning there was nothing he could do.

  82. krazyivan says:
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    Grey,

    Pitching has been so-so this week, which is a tremendous improvement. I’m in a H2H league and I’m hunting for wins while trying to watch out for walks, HRs and whip ratio.
    Starts I have available:
    Means vs Boston (This one scares me)
    Gallen @ Dodgers (maybe he’ll decide to walk everyone besides the pitcher and catcher again)
    Anibal @ Atlanta (man, it’s actually worse as I type it)
    Musgrove vs Phillies (maybe Searage calls in sick)
    Buehler vs Marlins (too good to be true, I’m still waiting to here the Dodgers announce some crap that they are bumping him in the rotation again).

    Of these 5 in H2H, who else besides Buehler would you start?

  83. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,
    Two questions.

    1) In my league holds count. I have Yesmeiro Petit. I just picked up Jacob Webb and Giovanny Gallegos. Would you drop Petit, or hold all 3?
    2) Also is Scherzer pitching this weekend?

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