The Padres sent Chris Paddack down to Single-A to limit his innings. When Nick Margevicius heard the news, he said, “Damn, guess I’ll be limited too.” Padres, “Nah, you good, throw 270 IP if you can.”  Paddack being sent down to the minors feels like an encapsulation of all that’s wrong with baseball.  Or at least that element.  That whole manipulation of young players element.  Paddack won’t pitch in Single-A.  He’s going for a rest.  A vacay, of sorts.  A little ‘how’s your father’ in Lake Elisnore at the House of Alfredo Griffindoor. He has to be back in 20 days (due to service time), and he will be. My guess is in two weeks.  Why any team thinks it’s better to shut down a guy early and start them up again vs. shut them down in August is beyond me. Member how well that helped Julio Urias? He needed surgery to correct things. To put it in laymen’s terms, shut down your car in the dead of winter and restart it or leave it running while you run into CVS?  Okay, maybe the Consumer Value Store scenario depends on some of your janky neighborhoods, but you catch the drift.  Either way, I’m trying to hold Paddack in most leagues; he’ll likely only miss three starts.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joey Lucchesi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  The good news, he wasn’t randomly sent down to Single-A.  The bad news, how much time you have?

Shaun Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  He secured the win against Lucchesi even though he had the exact same line.  Elias Sport Bureau said the last time that happened it was June 40th, nineteen-eighty-never.  I think they made up the date.

Ken Giles – Hit the IL with elbow inflammation. Jays said he won’t be out long, but that might be wishful thinking so they can trade him. Word was Bialy would fill the hole — sorry, I’m writing on an empty stomach. Biagini was pegged to fill-in for Giles, and I added him in every league, then he gave up 2 ER in 1/3 IP.  This has already turned out great!  Finally, Daniel Hudson (1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.30) came in and got the save, and I dropped Biagini for Hudson.  I get the feeling I won’t even be owning Hudson for very long.  Giles was the closer for ten weeks and only got 11 saves, so there’s not a ton here.

Cavan Biggio – 0-for-3, 1 run, hitting .146.  Biggio is hitting just like his dad.  In his last year.

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (1), hitting .227.  Fun fact!  During the bank holiday of Labor Day 1978, a bunch of bank tellers got together for a party that was so wild that they still refer to the five who were arrested for disorderly conduct as Rowdy Tellez.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  He has only, what, eight more homers than David Dahl?  Cool, man, cool! Cool, man, cool! CMC!

Corey Seager – Will miss a few weeks with a strained hamstring.  Dave Roberts said, “Once he can swing a bat, I can run for him.”

Nolan Arenado – He was beaned, because baseball is dopey and if you hit someone on one team then the pitcher has to retaliate and soon players will need to hide switchblades in their socks.  Arenado’s x-rays came back negative and reviews were positive. His x-ray was a page turner hailed the New York Times!

Kris Bryant – Received a day off to clear his head.  Don’t you love when a player, who is slumping, receives a day off in Coors.  You can’t give him a day off vs. the Dodgers? Is this not common sense?

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer.  “I love Schwarber’s long balls!”  That was my Joe Buck impersonation, how’d it sound?

Javier Baez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .297.  After his home run, he received a stop sign from his 1st base coach to admire his home run.  After the game, Will Venable, the Cubs’ 1st base coach, said, “Arenado had just been beaned, Bryant was beaned the day before, Baez’s got some swag…It felt like the right call.  If the Rockies want to throw a pickoff throw at me, I will take my medicine.”  Wow, Venable accepting responsibility.  Love to see it!

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  Hamels’s peripherals are eerily similar to last year when he was a 3.78 ERA pitcher.  So, you’d think the Regression Fairies will catch up to him sooner vs. later, especially with that feathered hair parted just so to the side.

Zach Eflin – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.81.  Ya know how you can order iced tea and get anything from Lipton to Snapple to home brewed darjeeling on ice? There needs to be a law that says if iced tea is on the menu, it’s always one type.  Don’t care if it’s sweetened, unsweetened, green effin’ tea!  Just make it be one type!  This is also how I feel about the spelling of the name Zach.  H, K, C? Just pick one!  Streamonator loved this start; Eflin’s ERA is under-3 (!) and I got cold feet and didn’t stream.  Bad move.  His underlying numbers don’t say he’s this good, if that helps (it doesn’t).

Merrill Kelly – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.73.  Good ol’ baseball. For ten weeks, there’s eight bazillion homers every game, then Kelly toes the rubber like a foot fetishist.

Garrett Cooper – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .296, and hitting around .375 in June, 3rd homer in nine games.  Reporters were saying Cooper came within a double of the Marlins’ 1st cycle, but could’ve sworn Dee Gordon was on the Marlins when he was suspended for doing a cycle.  As for Cooper, guys and five girls, I’ve been saying he’s a glory beast for about two weeks now.

Jordan Yamamoto – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in his 1st major league game.  Wait a second!  Were the Marlins talking cycles because of the Yamamoto bipedal?  No?  Okay.  So, I watched all 7 IP of Yamamoto’s start.  He looks like the kind of pitcher I could hit.  Not saying I’m good, though I was elected to my Pee Wee League All-Star Game (mom stuffed the ballot box), but Yamamoto regularly throws 82 MPH.  MLB hitters aren’t used to seeing that.  This could be why he has some early success only to become Mike Leake after his 1st time around the league. Outside of NL-Only leagues, I’m barely interested.

Miles Mikolas – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.83.  Mikolas was so many miles away from a quality start today that he made it to his last team’s clubhouse.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 15 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  I want robot umps for one simple reason:  Verlander takes the mound and the robot ump has to excuse himself because Verlander is a robot too.  Maybe some day Verlander can explain to all of the pitchers I own how it’s okay to give up homers (Eric Thames hit his 9th; Grandal whacked his 15th; Braun slugged his 11th), if there’s no one on base.

Brandon Woodruff – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.87.  Astros have some straight busters in their lineup, but, damn, that was an impressive start by Woodruff in Houston.

Jose Berrios – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.01.  Getting the sense that Berrios won’t be available to be drafted in any mixed league outside the top 15 starters for a while.

Daniel Vogelbach – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  The Jelly Donut of Swat hit the —- out of that ball.  This has been your latest from the redacted Cruller Report.

Trevor May – 1/3 IP, 2 ER in the 8th inning, ERA at 3.86.  That went sideways fast!  Makes sense though, because I’m looking at my fantasy team’s ERA, bent over, saying, “Trevor May I have another!”  I’ve dropped all May shares after a glorious 24-hour ride.  U-ey back to Taylor Rogers.

Mike Soroka – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 1.92 (that’s it?!) vs. Mitch Keller – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 15.43.  This matchup was billed as, “Usually the Regression Fairies go powder their nose for one half of an inning, but the bathrooms in Atlanta refuse their entry so they stayed to wreck havoc on both sides.”  For what it’s worth, Soroka has another 70-bajillion runs coming his way to keep knocking his ERA up.  By the time, regression’s done with Soroka, he could be the one replaced by Keuchel.

Austin Riley – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, his 10th homer and his 1st ever triple.  Since everyone hits home runs nowadays, the triple is now the most exciting thing in baseball.  The triple is the new home run.

Starling Marte – 2-for-6 and his 10th homer, and his 3rd homer this series.  Good call by the Pirates to stay in the nearest Ramada, which was was hosting a Launch Angle seminar by Dwayne Murphy.  “If you ain’t got no forty-degree swing, you ain’t no thing.”  That’s Dwayne.

Josh Bell – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 19th homer, hitting .325.  For whom the Bell dongs!

Adalberto Mondesi – 2-for-5 and his 26th steal, hitting .283.  By the by, Mondesi is the 3rd best player in fantasy, behind Yelich and Bellinger, according to the Player Rater. Y’all can throw flowers at my feet next time you see me.

Matt Olson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 11th homer. His hamate bone removal is the greatest injury since Marlon Byrd fractured his wrist.

Ramon Laureano – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and a slam (9) and double legs (7, 8), hitting .260.  He hit a grand slam off Chaz Roe, who laid an egg.  Laureano has been far from spectacular like I thought he would in the preseason, but, on the Player Rater, he’s been about the same or better than Yasiel Puig and Lorenzo Cain, and if Laureano would be moved to the leadoff spot, he’d be way above them.

Yonny Chirinos – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.88.  His pitches do some straight dancey doodles (pitching term), but what do his peripherals say about him?  Thanks, Clunky Intro Question!  Like every pitcher who is pitching well, Chirinos’s peripherals are far from glorious (7.4 K/9, 1.7 BB/9, 4.04 xFIP with a .226 BABIP).

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.40, as he did work in Fenway.  Half of me wants to say this isn’t your slightly older cousin’s Red Sox, but rather your twin brother’s Red Sox who are barely a .500 team.  However, I fear that once I say that the Red Sox will light up the stage, enter from behind the curtain in a turtleneck and put on an iPhone presentation for how to steal signs.  As for Lynn, his peripherals (9.7 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.91 xFIP) look similar to his teammate’s Mike Minor.  At a certain point, we have to stop thinking of Lynn as a Streamonator call and more as a guy to own.  This might be that point.

Rick Porcello – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.69.  His numbers make me think I wouldn’t eff with him with your team.

Anthony DeSclafani – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.43.  Of course, I started Corbin, Paddack, Wheeler, Marquez and every other pitcher who got hit this week and benched DeSclafani.  Literally, of course, I did!  Yes, literally!

Nick Senzel – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .270.  Senzel has always been injury-prone, so, when he went down after a collision with Peraza, I thought, “Boo-boo for Senzel, goodbye calendar year,” but he stood up after about five minutes, jogged it off and said, “Let’s get it on and prove Grey wrong!”  Appreciate the shoutout and determination.

Joey Votto – 1-for-2 and his 6th homer, but left with back stiffness.  I guess his back owns him in fantasy.

Curt Casali – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Psycho killer!  Curt Casali! Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, far better run run run run run run away!

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .260.  Prior to this home run, he had one homer since May 16th.  Eugenio Suarez must’ve took exception to me comparing Olson to Byrd instead of to Suarez last year.

Mike Clevinger – Will return next Monday vs. the Rangers.  I bet you more money than either of us have that Clevinger is fine in his return from the IL.  However, back injuries are notoriously tricky and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him IL’d again at some point this year, or shut down.  Not trying to be a bummer, just being real wit ya.  Hence, wit vs. with.

Zach Plesac – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2,92.  Since it was one of two early games, I watched him, and he is a bore. A Plesac is German for sleeping bag.  “Guten tag, und mit bed, you get Plesac. Now fall into slumber!”  That’s the most pleasant German woman you can find.  Guess you could use Streamonator for Plesac, but the robot will never like him is my guess because of his arsenal.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer, hitting .286, two homers in as many games, three homers in five games, and 14 homers on the season!  Okay, last point is redundant and irrelevant for this, but Santana has been hot schmotato’ing.

Jose Ramirez – 0-for-3, hitting .198.  I think I might’ve figured out the problem with Ramirez.  Each time he comes to the plate, the umpire switches out the ball. Everyone is using a 2019 ball, and Ramirez is using a 1919 ball.

  1. Troy says:
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    Says something downright awful about Clevinger but tells us hea not trying to be a bummer… officially freaking out. Someone talk me off the ledge please. Passed a lot of mediocre trades to keep the Clev.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Back injuries are tricky, that’s all… Hopefully he’s fine…

  2. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H Keeper LEAGUE

    My SP matchups have been overwhelmingly garbage last two weeks and continue…who to start?

    [email protected]?
    Lester @LAD?

    I don’t trust Flaherty. Lester is Lester. In order to win I need pitching points! Not so much with Lester and Arrieta (keepers, my fault 3yrs ago).

    Most would say start Flaherty out of the two.
    Agreed?

    Thankyou!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Flaherty

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Be nice if Flaherty shows something. I have Arrieta. Flaherty is pitching like an old Arrieta.

        Losing patience!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, hopefully he does

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            Well. I’m down by 80. Besides Flaherty, I have Snell and Framar for SP rest of the week.

            The other guys offense is on fire this week. Thinking Lester can maybe be serviacble tonight?

            My thinking, might as well, Flaherty ain’t done nothing.

            I’m really trying to get you to justify me staring Lester. I feel disgusting now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like you have nothing to lose so why not start Lester?

              • Hebrew Hammer says:
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                Speaking of losing Tapia’s playing time :(

  3. tigersharkz says:
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    Not sure about your Soroka hatred…is he a sub 2.00 ERA guy? Of course not, no one is. To speculate that he gets bumped from the rotation due to…no one??? Ridiculous.

    • J28 says:
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      Because he looks at more than just at the era

    • Cram It says:
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      Keuchel…he said Keuchel.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      The Soroka honeymoon period is over, just like it happened with Fried, Paddack and 95% of all rookie pitchers.

      But I do think Fried is the first to get bumped…

      • cg says:
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        agreed. soroka isn’t great, but he is better than fried

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think Soroka is 1st bumped, but he threw about 60 innings last year, he’s not throwing a full season

  4. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Fab report!

    a. On sons of MLB greats playing their first years, I remember reading Bill James’ book in 1988 and commenting on Barry Bonds. Paraphrasing…He hits like his dad but runs like his mama. Okay, that was mean. Paraphrasing again…he got his father’s arms and his mother’s legs, because he got caught stealing a lot in the early going.

    b. Joe Buck’s legal team is spinning wheelies reading at razzball nation! Yee-haw!

    c. Grey!! I see your wit vs with and raise you a Bobby Witt Jr! Must own in your dynasty leagues of sons of former MLB players.

    d. JoRam blurb, so funny! You left out the fact he walked and then something happened at the very end of the game that I missed but it would appear that he got thrown out or something after Plawecki got on with an error. Something like that, there must be someone from Ohio following, right?

    e. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 13

    In Society, 1944 [Scene 2]

    [Scene opens with the Police Officer grabbing Lou once again by the collar.]

    Albert (Costello): Yes, sir. Just a minute, Officer. You’re a public servant.

    Police Officer: What of it?

    Albert (Costello): Get me a glass of water

    Police Officer: Why, you little rat! Didn’t I tell you that people are trying to sleep? Now stop blowing that horn!

    Albert (Costello): Yes, sir. Yes, sir.

    Eddie (Abbott): [Turning to Costello, oblivious to what’s going on.] Go on, blow the horn!

    Albert (Costello): What’s wrong with you?

    Eddie (Abbott): I said, blow the horn, didn’t I? Who are you listening to, him or me? You’re a taxpayer, am I right?

    Albert (Costello): Yeah

    Eddie (Abbott): Don’t you know that your taxes help pay that man his salary?

    Albert (Costello): Does he know that?

    Eddie (Abbott): He will know it. In other words, he’s workin’ for you.

    Albert (Costello): Oh, that’s different.

    Eddie (Abbott): So, blow the horn.

    Albert (Costello): Hmm, hmm. Elsie.! Elsie! Elsie!

    [The Police Officer cringes AGAIN and approaches the taxi for the third time.]

    Poor Lou, in for more beatings.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you anywhere near Split? Saw it on Amazing Race last night, looked gorgeous

      B. Haha

      C. Haha

      D. I know

      E. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        Split’s like 3 hours or so from our location. It’s on the coast but not a great highway network because they need to maintain the beach and beachfront property for the MAJOR bread winner in Croatia – the tourism industry.

        Split itself has some historical sites but it’s mostly known for the place you go to before going to an island or further south to Dubrovnik. Otherwise, during the summer months in the city it’s hot as hell just like any concrete jungle.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          Ah…Interesting… Looked beautiful!

          • Ante Galic says:
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            Grey!!

            Posey or Roberto Perez.

            I signed up Posey ’cause he cleared waivers. I know he’s the anti-razzball choice but ROS he should be good, right? Mind you Perez has 10 HR!!! already! 10!!! to wimpy Posey’s 3 HR.

            Cheers,
            Ante

  5. toolshed says:
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    Which catcher do you like best in an obp format: Carson Kelly, Cisco or b Posey who was cut when he went on the dl but is back. Kelly for some reason doesn’t play as much as he should. Cisco also splitting time with severino. Not sure why they called him up. It’s the O’s. Posey hasn’t done much but plays regularly and was actually decent for 2 weeks before he went on the dl. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Posey for me

  6. Savoy Special says:
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    Spun a grey! 14 team H2H Auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) need to cut one to activate Mike Clevinger. Can you give me 3 players from below in rank cut order? Just not sure who to cut here whether hitter, RP, or SP. Thanks as always!

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Dansby Swanson
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Austin Meadows
    UTL: Fernando Tatis Jr.
    B: Byron Buxton

    P: Zack Wheeler
    P: Raisel Iglesias
    P: Jose Leclerc
    P: Amir Garrett
    P: Will Harris
    SP: German Marquez
    SP: Max Fried
    B: Yu Darvish
    B: Wade Miley
    B: Nick Pivetta

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Luke Weaver

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Harris, Miley, Garrett

  7. Dave D says:
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    Funny shizz, Grey, as usual. I’m glad I can get a daily dose of laughter and fantasy brainstorming/implosion in the same place. Well, I’m not sure about Yamato comparisons and the long term but I think he’s a decent flyer in the short term as evidenced by yesterday. He is facing @STL again next week and on to @PHI. That is a tough paring, but who knows…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, we’ll see on Yamamoto, I wasn’t that impressed — very bleh fastball, but his offspeed stuff was decent enough, I guess… Could be a crapshoot

  8. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Psycho Killer!

  9. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Conspiracy theory: Cavan Biggio is just Craig Biggio in reverse. Look for a long career at 2nd base before he switches to Catcher for the last few season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craig Biggio is actually Benjamin Button’ing? You might be onto something!

  10. PB&J says:
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    Would you suggest I should be Hangin’ with Mr Garrett Cooper instead of Renfroe? I have no particular need except the need to beat my stupid friends at fantasy baseball.

    Thanks Grey

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Cooper for me

  11. hothot says:
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    SAGNOF Question!

    More Saves over the next 30 days: Hansel Robles, Taylor Rogers, or Ian Kennedy?

    • Cram It says:
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      Robles over the next 30, Rogers over the next 60.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Robles sounds good to me

      • hothot says:
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        thanks all

  12. MarvPesos

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    Hey Grey,

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

    So I managed to pull off a trade that got me Hader & Kluber but I lost Carrasco and a bunch of my low end pitching guys. I’ve now got 2 empty roster spots. I could keep one to eventually bring in H. Dozier when he comes back. Or pick up 2 guys right now, who you grabbing from the wire below.

    I do like the prospect upside (when they pan out) and was considering D. Cease with one of my pickups. I would go B. McKay but Yahoo still doesn’t have him listed at SP (only 1B at the moment).

    WAIVER:

    HIT – G. Cooper, R. Nunez, N. Goodrum, R. Laureano, K. Schwarber, M. Cabrera, A. Garcia, H. Kendrick, J. Profar, J. Soler, B. Reynolds, J. Winker, B. Dozier, As. Cabrera

    SP- D. Cease (NA), C. Mize (NA), M. Kelly, J. Vargas, F. Valdez, J. Urena, M. Fiers, A. Jurado, E. Lauer, D. Smeltzer, T. Richards, Z. Plesac, A Sampson, S. Newcomb,

    RP – S. Greene, B. Parker, I. Kennedy, H. Robles, L. Jackson, M. Barnes, J. Leclerc, S. Romo, S. Kelley

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – T. Turner
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Yelich
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – C. Blackmon
    BN – T. La Stella
    BN – C. Santana
    BN – L. Urias (NA)
    DL – H. Dozier (10-DL)

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – K. Gibson
    P – A. Heaney
    BN – Z. Gallen (NA)
    DL – K. Giles (RP)
    DL – C. Kluber (10-DL)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Dozier’s back, so him in 1

      Framber

      • MarvPesos

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        thanks Grey,

        Latest news says Dozier is about a week away (going to do BP, then rehab appearances).

        Also, Framber got snatched up this morning, who’d be your next one to grab ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Week away? Can try Vargas — none of these names are jumping out — if you want Cease, sure… But he’s risky

  13. Brett says:
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    Are you starting strahm today at Colorado? 12 teams qs instead of wins. Thanks

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      Isnt Strahm shut down for now?

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        My bad, just read he is scheduled to play.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Wouldn’t start him

  14. Drew says:
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    Was offered Paxton for my Jram in my 16-team keeper. Fair? Should I ask for a lesser piece as well, like Lourdes Jr? Or maybe a prospect like Cease? Paxton’s injury history worries me some, and I also have Sale, Verlander, Flaherty, Wheeler, and Happ as my starting pitchers. Thoughts?

    • Cram It says:
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      In a keeper, I’d take Ramirez.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want a little bigger piece than Lourdes or Cease with Paxton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

      • Drew says:
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        Thanks all!

  15. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk (non) alert***

    No Openers announced today.

    My bullpen is, umm, not great. Who is the most droppable in a 12 team mixed? Biagini, Shawn Kelley, or Blake Parker?

    Dahl is really turning it around! If him and Trea get hot, maybe my shitty bullpen won’t matter so much!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Biagini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with DT

  16. Un says:
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    Greg Holland gets his first save in weeks the day I drop him. Yuck.

  17. Thundergunn says:
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    A. I was offered Buxton for Shane Greene in a standard Yahoo H2H 14 team 4 keeper league…I have Diaz and Chapman, I’m thinking yes, thoughts?

    B. Do you think Severino has mixed league value this year?

    C. Would you deal Senzel for Devers?

    D. Do you watch DARK on Netflix, it’s a mindf””” , season 2 releases tomrorrow.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A. Buxton
      B. Probably at some point
      C. Devers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      D. Nah, haven’t seen it… Been watching Top Shot on Prime, and am addicted… Feels appropriate to talk to you about this

  18. BigToeCrusher says:
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    I just told the Rowdy Tellez joke at our morning huddle. The tellers just looked at me like my mustache was across my forehead. I even said, “Get it?! Rowdy? Tellez???” Banking has changed man…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

      Was wild scene back in the 70s

  19. Rosterbating says:
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    Need help on a trade….

    Keeper league. Yandy Diaz kept at 25 for Dee Gordon who can not be kept. Could use a backup for Goldy who has been underwhelming thus far. Which side do you like?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you have to keep Yandy? Cause that price seems crazy — $25?

      • Rosterbating says:
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        This is a keeper league with some custom rules…not price based – he’d be kept in the 25th round. I guess it can be looked at it this way – I know I’m losing some value this year…but statistically both have had injuries and it seems to be a speed for power swap. Just want to know how badly I’m losing out – or if it seems like a good long term risk. I know you’ve recommended many to drop him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems fair based on needs

          • Rosterbating says:
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            Thank you kind Grey sir…

            Part two of my annoying question…Matt Carpenter…do I hold on for a bit more? Mazara, Bryan Reynolds, Garrett Cooper are options.

            Thanks as always!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d hold Carp

  20. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Grey! Been reading you so long, I fully trust that that (stutterer!) Is the exact number of “fa”s. No fact checking necessary.

  21. papasmurf says:
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    Actually the Rays inexplicably brought in a really bad lefty to face Laureano. According to MLB Gamecast the dude threw nothing but 92 mph foreseamers until he got one in the wheelhouse.

    The other hit was a dribbler to short. Before this he had been pretty bad over the last week.

    (Speaking like a owner with remorse for having him on the bench)

    • Woolly the Mammoth says:
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      The Curt Casali psycho killer reference is the best thing ever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deflating my Laureano ballon, papasmurf? Damn

  22. Matty says:
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    Who do you prefer in a 12 team dynasty w OPS- Bader or Winker?
    I was high on both of them to start the season, and they’re both fine, but at the bottom of my outfield rotation and I’m hoping to lose one for Polanco at the next waiver deadline.
    Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      I like Winker

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  23. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Yonny takes the juiced balls and switches them for frisbees – dude has some series movement on his pitches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed, hence the dancey doodles

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Ah! I like that, sir.

  24. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Ha, st. Elsinore – Stomping grounds of Bob and Doug McKenzie. Take off you hoser!!

    Was offered Benntendi and Olson for Riley, H. Dozier and M. Kepler. I am pretty deep so am definitely leaning toward grabbing Bennetendi while his value is still reasonable. 12 team weekly h2h league.

    Thanks eh’

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Benintendi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      Agree with DT

  25. Shrugsy Bogues says:
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    12 team, roto, redraft:

    Machado, Adam Jones, Kenley Jansen
    or
    Meadows, Austin Riley, Ryu

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That sounds confident on my part, trade could go either way

  26. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    deep bench 10 team QS league limited season moves…

    How much patience should we have with Blake Parker? Currently not getting any saves from Leclerc, so hard to take a zero from two “closers”

    Current staff:

    SP: Cole, Clevinger, Bieber, Darvish, Maeda, Montas, Canning, Pivetta
    RP: Smith, Leclerc, Robles, Parker
    DL Taillon, D German

    hold or drop for:

    RP: Kelley, Rodgers, Minter, Workman, Biagini, Swarzak

    or a streamer

    or a spec add in A Reyes or Luzardo?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Rogers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Appears that Parker lost the job

      Rogers is man in Minny

  27. Guise says:
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    One gotta go (points league with holds)

    Workman
    Britton
    Holland

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Britton

      • Guise says:
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        Do you like Robles or Buttrey over the three in a holds league?

  28. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    I took a shot on biggio. Hopefully he can get going in baltimore although the weather is dogshit right now over here. Once i cut him for dozier from my IL he will go wild naturally.

  29. Party and Wrestle says:
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    I was offered Nola for Muncy. I’m pretty solid in most of my offense I have Bell, Albies, Machado and Suarez for infield spots if I trade Muncy. Normally I’d do this trade in a heartbeat but should I be worried about Nola or think he’ll get back in a groove and take the trade?

    My current SP are up and down Arrieta, Wheeler, Peacock, Berrios, Odorizzi, Mikolas and Glasnow on the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, don’t fully trust Nola tho

  30. Jumponit says:
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    I have Joey Gallo and Justin Upton in the DL. Need to make some decisions when they come back:
    1B: Luke Voit or Joey Gallo?
    OF: Benintendi, Alvarez, or Upton?
    Util: Vlad or any of the above?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton is a drop and Alvarez

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If you have to drop a 1B, then I guess Voit — you should be making trades rather than dropping guys like this

  31. knucks says:
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    Hopeful that your right on Paddack only missing 3 starts. I certainly won’t miss this first start he’ll be skipping, in Coors. It would have been cooler if they could just use him to open instead. You right though, shizz is broke.

    • knucks says:
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      Oh and I’m in a 5×5 standard roto league that has 12 divisions (180 teams). We are allowed to have teams in 3 divisions. I have a team in 2nd overall and a team in 3rd overall right now. Pretty epic!

      On one of those teams, I just traded away one of my only Saves sources though. This leaves me with only Hansel Robles for saves… could get interesting.

      My Brad Hand
      for Giancarlo

      This could really pay off for me if Giancarlo does indeed come back and actually play after this upcoming rehab assignment this weekend.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Stanton side, not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, shizz is broke

  32. G says:
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    Thought on trading my Hiura (10th round keeper) for Osuna (can be kept at 5th round value but wouldnt be keeping him). My closers are Greene and Giles. Giles is on the bench but not necessarily a strong option. I have LaStella at 2b. We have 5 keeper slots. Lindor, Tuner, Arenado, and Wander Franco are definites. Hiura, Paddack, Gallen, Woodruff are options for my 5th and final keeper so figured Hiura is expendable even though he was in the lead as my top option. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Take Osuna

  33. javy bae says:
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    I’m assuming Yusei, “No way!”, to starting Kikuchi today @ MIN?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way — your league must be deep if you own him

  34. Bobby says:
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    Laureano’s Granny was off of Colin Poche. She wasn’t satisfied.

  35. Dan says:
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    Need an OF in a 10 team keeper OBP league. Cooper or Reynolds?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cooper for me

  36. Dong Show says:
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    Is it’s bad I want to cut Lorenzo Cain for Mallex Smith (he’s somehow a FA) in dynasty right now? Cain is straight up hot garbage right now and isn’t even contributing with runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can’t do that

  37. The Other JC says:
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    1. For holds, who of this group will be the most reliable over the next 30 days? Gant or Buttrey?

    2. My staff in a 12 teamer is Carrasco, Berrios, Castillo, Hill, Yonny and Lucchesi. Framber, Gibson, Matz on the wire. Any swaps?

    3. Myers continuing to test my patience. He and Kendrick rotate in my utility spot. Would you drop him for Laureno or Vogelbach?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Buttrey
      2. I’d hold
      3. Vogelbach unless you need the steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agree with DT

      2. Carrasco is on waivers in my 15 team league and I’m not picking him up — Framber

      3. Agree with DT

  38. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Drop V. Robles or Amed Roasrio for G. Cooper in a 6×5 league? Hits and average are separate categories.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cooper over Rosario for me

    • Cram It says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  39. Hepcat13 says:
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    Greyt write up!

    I am conflicted…are we dropping Puig yet for waivers (like Schwarber or Ohtani),
    to clear IL space (for people like H. Dozier),
    or try to trade (for Eloy or K. Gibson)?

    I have Puig on a few teams, but how long are we holding out?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      I would trade him for Eloy.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with others

  40. Rosterbating says:
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    Need help on a trade…trying to win this year but I always try to protect myself long term.

    Keeper league. Yandy Diaz kept at 25 (for 3 years) for Dee Gordon who can not be kept. Could use a backup for Goldy who has been underwhelming thus far. Which side do you like?

    Also – is it time to cut bait with Matt Carpenter? This guy has worn a really nice warm spot on my bench – might as well be on the disgraceful list. CHoices on the waiver wire are Mazara (facepalm), Bryan Reynolds, Garret Cooper. Slim pickins out there.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dee.

      Could try Cooper. Carpenter will probably get really hot at some point though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You asked this above about Yandy, must he be kept at $25?

  41. Prog Nation says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Amazing my Brewers strike out 24 times and yet win, against the Astros no less.
    Have Strahm coming off IL today. Would not start him at Colorado, but wondering if I should drop him over Luchessi or Maeda, since I will need to drop one if activating him.

    Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Keep him on the IL for now

      • Prog Nation says:
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        Thanks DT. Since this is Yahoo, it looks like we can do that, so will keep him there.

  42. Shujun says:
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    Drop Shaw as a bench/utility guy for Garrett Cooper in a OBP/SLG 12 teamer?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cooper for me

      • Shujun says:
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        Thanks guys, always feel better when y’all think so too!

  43. Murph says:
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    Hey DT and Grey
    Have Diego Castillo, Pedro Strop and Domingo German. Cut any for Roenis Elias for saves or Pablo Lopez ahead of start @ PIT or Lance Lynn ahead of start vs CLE?
    Im top 4 in both wins and saves – 5×5 10 teamer
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo for Lopez then Lynn

  44. baby seal says:
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    Grey!

    Had a nice tweeter convo w/ Rudy after I asked your advice on Leclerc. Long version: https://twitter.com/rinaldi224/status/1138201322585559041

    Short version: swapped Perez for Valdez. Question coming…momentarily.

    12-team H2H 5×5, 4 bench, 4 moves per week, 2 IL spots

    – Judge coming back from IL soon
    – Paddack….ugh
    – Strahm back today at Coors–I don’t want to start him, but Verlander went nuts on Ks and ruined my nice cushion. He has 5 quality starters left vs my 4 w/ Strahm & Valdez
    – Gant, Leclerc, Strahm all closest to being dropped

    Light on saves right now w/ only Hand reliable, and Strop likely losing the job soon.

    Rudy thinks I should stream the last spot. Hard to take gambling advice from a guy w/ Gamble in his last name!! Here’s who’s top on my list:

    – Relievers: May, C Mart, Kennedy
    – Stream / gamble: Suarez, Sampson (no thanks vs Boston today, but have moves avail…), Thornton (ehhh)
    Stash: Luzardo, Manaea, Gallen, Mize, Reyes (ehhh)

    Question is two part:
    1. What’s best short-term move this week to try and lock up Ks? I think dropping Gant later in week for Suarez sounds good.
    2. Longer-term, would you get Kennedy in there, stream the last spot, ride Suarez if he’s good, etc.? Gonna eventually need another spot for Judge soon anyways.

    Thanks and sorry for the long-ass-winded question!!!! Send me your Venmo username lol.
    – Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I read a Tolstoy book less complicated than this

      1. These streamers are awful — I don’t think you can start Suarez, but even in 500 words, you didn’t mention who he’s facing

      2. Suarez is good? Kennedy isn’t either tho

      • baby seal says:
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        Wow, that’s even meaner than what a German woman might say! Tolstoy has a pretty good rep though, so I’ll take it.

        lol, Suarez is facing TB! Not everyone can stream Eflin out here!!

        I guess Junis and Duffy had the Tigers, so that should’ve been the move?! Darn. Such a rookie, as you once told me.

        1. I’m rolling w/ Strahm in Coors tonight. *puts gun to head*
        2. Could try Perez again vs KC later in the week
        3. You like stashing vs streaming the last spot better?

        I could write more words, but sounds like you’re not into that. You’ve shattered my confidence, Grey. It’s Gone, with the Wind.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, sorry, Seal! 1. Noooooooo…oooo…oooo

          2. Okay

          3. Streaming in most leagues, but depends on the league

          • baby seal says:
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            Thanks G! ttyl

  45. Dong Show says:
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    Is it’s bad I want to cut Lorenzo Cain for Mallex Smith (he’s somehow a FA) in dynasty right now? Cain is straight up hot garbage right now and isn’t even contributing with runs.

    • Cram It says:
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      Do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  46. RobW says:
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    DT, Cram, Grey,

    I’m stacked at SS, Turner, Polanco, Story.

    A. Is it fair to ask for J.D. Martinez sending Story?
    B. Who do you think hits the most homers from here until the end of the season? Story or Julio Daniel?

    My rest of OFs are Springer (IL), Benintendi, Pham, Pederson, Braun

    Keeper league, 10 team, ROTO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. More than fair, you might lose trade

      B. Story

  47. The sportsguy says:
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    10 team AL only 5×5 (net runs (runs minus Hr)

    Rest of season…Odor or Gordon? Middle of pack in all hitting categories

  48. Dude at Dudes says:
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    I am in a 16 team, 12 man keeper league $260 budget. Team just isnt performing would it be worth it to field offers for Bauer ($23) and/or Corbin ($27)? Those two alone have killed my ratios for about a month now. What should I expect in return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not exactly selling high

      Maybe Rosario? Alonso? Voit? No idea what you need or can get

  49. OaktownSteve says:
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    So I’m not great with cars but there was a woman with a dead in my parking lot the other day and I got out the cables and jumped her car. After she said, “wow are you a mechanic?”

    Without hesitation I said, “no but I did eat at a Pet Food Express last night.”

    I left her very confused.

    Drafting Paddack you always knew there’d be an innings cap. The way he’s gone lately s’ok with me if they want to put him on ice a couple weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, nice

      I guess on Paddack — my concern is, you shut a guy down, then expect him to just start up again? Why not run him out until 120 IP then shut him down in August — Not like he’s pitching deep into Sept, anyway… Might be 6 of one, half dozen of other

  50. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Stat correction: Suarez last homerun was May 24. Not thhhhhat much better. but speaks more to him having a June slump. Maybe this is a sign he’s coming out of it.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      nvm… i read it wrong, lol, look at you and your tricky wordsmithing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, one besides yesterday — I was quoting announcers, it is odd wording

  51. Rusty Pickles says:
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    Workman over leclerc?

  52. Overmanager says:
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    Baez (Kershaw) or Didi (Ivan Nova) today?

    Am I over managing?

  53. Jaone says:
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    Would you drop Gregory Polanco for Laureno, or hold?

  54. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats – 6×5 Standard + OPS. Which side?

    A: Tatis, Khrush, Meadows, Lucchesi
    B: Mondesi, Eloy, Benintendi, Heaney

    **All players can be kept thru 2020 (3 players max per team) – Mondesi, maaaybe Meadows would be the only ones with keeper consideration.

  55. Lucky Dog says:
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    Austin Riley with a triple and a HR since the RSJ went into effect! Thank you sir, now do Achña!

    Also Trevor Noah episode drops in about 1.5 hours. Hope he likes my sauce.

    Ps – if you get a chance, google Gamel’s blade-of-grass-high diving catch from yesterday – it’s pretty spectacular.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

      I saw Gamel’s catch — what was it, like an inch off ground?

  56. Slowmez says:
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    Drop Chavis for Cooper?

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  57. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    in my roto league i’m in need of saves

    is it worth dropping anyone for daniel hudson?

    Yonny Chirinos TB SP
    Lucas Giolito CHW SP
    Mike Minor TEX SP
    Nick Pivetta PHI SP
    Brandon Woodruff MIL SP
    Shawn Kelley TEX RP
    Brad Peacock HOU RP
    Hansel Robles LAA RP
    Sergio Romo MIA RP
    Dallas Keuchel ATL SP

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      i’m thinking Pivetta ?

  58. knucks says:
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    No love for the New-man at the top of the Pirates lineup? He been pretty hawt the past two weeks or so. Just a schmotato?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit of a 4020, no?

      • knucks says:
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        Ya prob true. Was gonna say they seem to be okay letting him run… then he gets caught stealing second today haha

        I saw this morning that he was a 1st round draft pick a few years back. I’ll admit I don’t know shizz about him, just noticed he has been hot. Don’t see him on the prospectonator, is he not a rookie? Or is he that far off the radar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Once a guy has more than 150 ABs, he’s no longer on Prospectonator

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Which is to say, he could be a rookie officially

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              His projections are still on his player page

  59. Lucky Dog says:
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    Also, Vogelbach has been add/dropped (checks league page) 8x in my league – twice by me.

    Every time it looks like he’s beasting he goes on a cold streak. He just got added for the 9th time (not by me) after his 4/5 day. I’ll be he gets dropped again within 2 weeks when he goes 5/37 with 2 HR.

    He’s not quite a schmotato, as he cools off too fast. So I guess he’s a schmotatease. We want him to schmotato again like earlier in the season but he won’t.
    :(

    Also also, stop saying bad things about Cleavenger right this minute! I’ve patiently held him for most of the season, and he was very uncomfortable with that level of intimacy to be honest with you. HE WILL NOT GET HURT AGAI-and he’s hurt again. Crap.

    Imma assume this is the reverse reverse jinx and now he will stay healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schmotease!

      Haha, hopefully Clevinger is okay! (I think this is a worst jinx to say)

  60. DLev45 says:
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    Anibal Sanchez has had an ERA of less than 2 in 4 of his past 5 starts, but he has the D-Backs coming up, but I’m thinking about dropping him for Pivetta, who is at Atlanta.

    I’m thinking neither one of them are starts, but I should take Pivetta for the upside.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal should be owned… Pivetta in ATL is not good

  61. Tom says:
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    I’m glad I’m not in leagues anymore where you can pick-up and drop players on a whim on a daily basis,. It becomes a game of hoping to get lucky by latching on to the right flavor of the day. No thanks.

  62. Cunning Randallham says:
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    Mixed Roto redraft 5×5, deep and saves hungry league. I need saves, was offered:

    My Pederson and Odorizzi for his Taylor Rogers, Hansel Robles, and Cesar Hernandez

    My inclination is to take it for the saves, which is definitely a need, but I’m worried that both Rogers and Robles won’t be closing by the time the trade deadline closes. Team info below:

    C: Vasquez
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Moustakas
    3B: J. Turner
    SS: T. Turner
    CI: Myers
    MI: Goodrum
    OF: Khris Davis, Dahl, Castellanos, Eloy, Dom. Santana
    UTIL: Ohtani

    Bench: Springer (IL), Pederson, Chavis, Bo Bichette

    SP: Ryu, Soroka, Paxton, Odorizzi, Quintana, Canning, Nelson, Framber Valdez, Yarbrough
    RP: Alvorado, Diego Castillo, B. Parker, Reyes Moronta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi side, it’s not close

  63. Gotime says:
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    Are we buying Merrill Kelly in a 12tm H2H cats league or is he pitching over his head? Looks to be 2 start vs Col vs SF next starts

  64. Trickrey says:
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    Just as I start to think there is hope for Shaw, he goes 0-6 with 4 K’s. Ouch, I miss Hiura.

    Hold Shaw for now or continue my 2b carousel with one of McNeil, Dozier, Bote, Fletcher, or Gurriel Jr.

    12 team redraft 5×5 OBP

    Separate question – in a 10 tm redraft 6×6 OPS league, which two do you like most out of Sano, Yandy Diaz, G. Coop, Justin Smoak, and Colin Moran

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil

      Sano, Cooper

  65. buster moon says:
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    Start Gray at home vs SD? SON at 0.2…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I owned him, I’d start him

  66. toneDEAF! says:
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    I am struggling this season. I’m in a 12-team H2H points Dynasty league. We keep 7 players each year.

    C- nope
    1- Goldy (1st rnd)
    2- Fletcher
    3- Arenado (1st rnd)
    SS- Tim Anderson
    IF- Rizzo (1st rnd)
    OF- Harper (1st rnd)
    OF- Acuna ( 12th rnd)
    OF- conforto
    U- Senzel
    U- Kingery
    NA- Kyle Tucker

    P- Bauer (10th), Giolito, Lucchesi, Matz, Skaggs, t. Richards, Nelson, Elieser Hernandez
    RP- Iglesias, Pressly, Ottavino
    IL- Caleb Smith

    I don’t know if I’m just unlucky or what. Anyhow- Had a guy who really wants my Acuna (12th rnd) offer me his Machado (1st rnd), Nola (6th rnd), and Meadows (15th rnd).
    I feel like this is a crazy trade and I’d be making out, but Acuna has #1 fantasy player potential for years right? I’ve always been one to get the best player in a deal, and I believe I already have him in this scenario. I don’t know, just frustrated with my season (5-5) and don’t know if this would help me..

    Any input by anyone would be much appreciated!
    Thanks all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna could be #1 fantasy player for 5 years

  67. I am the Walrus says:
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    Would you trade Wheeler for Lucchesi in a redraft?
    Also its QS and Wheeler is 8-4 lead. I’m afraid Lucchesi gets shut down at the end of the year?

  68. omar says:
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    OPS League: Benintendi or Meadows ROS? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi, close

      • William Hung says:
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        this pains me so much

  69. thurman says:
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    hold bauer? or try to trade him for like buehler or snell or someone..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure who would do these trades, but sure take Buehler or Snell

      • thurman says:
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        well i meant packaging :)

        just wanted to know if you’d be trying to hold bauer or cut your losses

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends what the package is then…Snell or Buehler over him, for sure

          • thurman says:
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            thx

  70. Southpaw says:
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    Is it time to move on from Castellanos or will a mid-season trade re-ignite his bat?

  71. Cable says:
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    12 team H/H points…..did try to make trades trade no takers….

    need to drop 3

    Y Alvarez
    V Robles
    Do Santana
    A Riley
    E Andrus
    H Dozier
    M Olsen
    F Tatis
    A Meadows

    • cable says:
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      BTW…redraft league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Domingo, Andrus

  72. KarlJ says:
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    Another team offered my E Escobar for Berrios which I rejected because my offense has been rolling lately. I am considering upgrading my MI slot ( currently using B Lowe until Segura can get hot) and was debating whether to counter with Rich Hill for Escobar.
    Current Staff is Bauer, Berrios, Giolito, Paddack, Hill, Matz, T Richards, L Lynn with Severino and Glasnow on IL hopefully coming back in a month.
    Make the offer or stand pat? This is an 11 team, non-keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If someone will give you Escobar for Hill, take it

  73. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Following on your response from earlier (which i appreciate)…

    To stream Pablo Lopez and Lance Lynn, cut a) Domingo German b) Yonny Chirinos c) Caleb Smith

    Thanks!

  74. llango says:
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    Gray, im in a keeper league. 12 team H2H.
    I have a ton of infielders. Gurriel Jr, Swaanson, Kingery, Bichetti, Hiura, Torres.
    I could use an extra pitcher. Would trading Kingery for Luzardo be a good deal?
    Kingery is hot right now, but isnt Luzardo coming up soon? what kind of upside does he have? im currently in 11th place and 18 games from the 6th spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you can do better for Kingery

  75. waffles says:
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    Aaron Sanchez (@HOU) or Ponce de Leon (@NYM) for tomorrow? (20 team league)

  76. Stumanji! says:
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    G. Cooper or Laureano?

  77. erad says:
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    Mmmm biali

  78. erad says:
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    Dahl for Kenley Jansen? Too much for Jansen? I know SAGNOF but guys hoard closers like crazy cat ladies in my league.

    I have Gallo, Judge, Altuve, and Dozier all coming off the DL soon, and don’t have a lot of droppable guys, so I need to swing a bat for an arm trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade a lesser piece for a lesser closer

  79. prey879 says:
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    Do you trust Pivetta enough to b start him @ATL tomorrow? If not, is he worth holding onto or stream him in 12 tm 5×5 QS league?

  80. Michael DePinto says:
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    I know the Marlins have been hitting quite a bit recently as they have burned me a few times but is it time to drop Mikolas in a 10-team league (QS instead of Wins)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Mikolas in a 10 teamer

  81. I am the Walrus says:
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    OK follow up- Wheeler for Maeda or Woodruff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler for Maeda

  82. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, shallow 10-team mixed league, would you feel good about throwing any of these guys out there as spot starters over the next two days?
    – Gibson vs KC (SON $19.8)
    – Matz vs STL ($10.9)
    – Mahle vs TEX ($15.4)
    – T Richards vs PIT ($9.3)
    – P Lopez vs PIT ($8.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with SON

  83. Blergball says:
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    12-team OPS mixed redraft. Eduardo Escobar or Jorge Polanco for Jose Ramirez? Is there anything in the J-Ram tank rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see trying Polanco for him — risky tho

  84. starz31 says:
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    I’m strong in pitching, solid in hitting. Was looking at a Jose Ramirez acquisition but a little scared off when deal was close. Alternatively, I’ve been offered Devers for my Charlie Morton? Thoughts ROS? I do have deGrom, Snell, and Ryu as other SP, and Devers would become my starting 3B.
    10-team so plenty of depth on wire, but I’m intrigued.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Devers

  85. Travis Hafner says:
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    Need to make some roster decisions. 12 team, 6×6, OPS and QS

    My “interchangeable pieces” are Moran, Reynolds, KTucker (who I’ve been holding for a few weeks, Gurriel Jr. (Elg helps), YonnyC, Pivetta, PLopez (for next start at least) IKennedy (need saves)

    Some interesting FA- any of these you’d add, and who would you drop?
    Matt Strahm (would hold after today’s start)
    GCooper
    Laureano
    Gibson (Stream Tommorow?)
    LLynn (Grab and hold?)
    JWinker (meh)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matt Strahm (would hold after today’s start)
      GCooper
      Laureano
      Gibson (Stream Tommorow?)
      LLynn (Grab and hold?)

      Lose everyone but Pivetta, Lopez

  86. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Which stream do you like better for tomorrow?

    Gibson v. KC ($19.8)
    Richards v. PIT ($9.4)

  87. Travis Hafner says:
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    Just curious, you don’t see Yonny as a must hold at this point? He’s ranked 49 overall on the player rather, been fantastic. You still think he’s a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Lynn is available in your league, Yonny does not need to be held

  88. Kelley says:
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    Didi or Kingery

  89. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Trying to package d Castillo and Robles for one closer. Who are a couple names you would try the 2 for 1 trade for? Already tried davis and Iglesias with no luck

  90. Quill says:
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    All terrible options I know, but choose 2 closers/long mean ROS

    Gant
    C-Mart
    Romo
    Jackson
    Kelley
    LeClerc
    Beeks
    Minter

  91. Mo Money says:
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    I’m in a 16 team, 4 keeper league. I was offered a 1st round pick (which will be in the top 5 next year) for Correa, and I have Gurriel playing while Correa on the DL. Pull the trigger or hold Correa for the ROS? I’m in 2nd place overall in standings and points. I got a feeling Gurriel will produce similar numbers ROS.

  92. Dancin Homer says:
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    SON not exactly loving him, but would you spot start Yarbrough today vs the Halos?

    Thank you in advance

  93. Sad Keanu says:
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    I have Ketel Marte, Kingery, and Huira in the background so don’t really need Altuve when he comes back. His SB days are long gone and I need SB help. Would you swing Altuve ($34)/Soto ($1) for Acuna ($1)?

    • Sad Keanu says:
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      What about Riley ($1)/Soto ($) for Acuna ($1)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re paying a bit over, but sounds fine for Acuna

  94. Ewin says:
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    Are you holding Paddack?

  95. Bonk says:
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    Walden or Workman?

  96. CARLOS says:
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    Grey!

    Who should I drop? Schoop or Kendrick?
    B. Lowe is my every day 2B in my daily league. He has been great but sits versus lefties, so I need a backup ready.
    Schoop has been OK but plays every day. Kendrick is red hot but doesn’t play every day.

    Thanks.

  97. Five-on-One says:
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    Need saves – can you rank the following RPs? May, Workman, Hudson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson, Workman

  98. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you drop Franmil Reyes for Nomar Mazara? How about dropping Franmil for streamers or a middle reliever? I know he’s got the homers (so does everyone else), but he’s been slumping and riding the bench for the past couple weeks on my team.

    12-team H2H with OBP

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream then, don’t see point of dropping one benched OF to bench another one

      • Eric says:
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        OK, I guess my question boils down to: is Franmil droppable?

        Also forgot to mention… I have Giancarlo coming back very soon, crowding my OF even more

  99. leon says:
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    for catcher,
    sisco, barnes, or murphy? thanks.

  100. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who do I drop when Hunter Dozier returns?: Hunter; Dahl; Avisail; Pence; or Senzel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Senzel or Dozier — can’t lose the other guys

  101. Bonds says:
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    Are you cyclopsing Ian Kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

  102. Harley Earl says:
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    Have to agree with you on Lance Lynn. He’s using his slider more and fastball less, a noticeable change he made right after getting crushed by Oakland near the end of April. And it’s a considerable change, not just a random fluctuation of numbers.

    Noticeably, his ERA and WHIP have declined significantly since making the change in how he’s attacking hitters. ERA was 4.34 in April, 3.82 in May and 3.44 in June. His Whip was 1.41 in April, 1.30 in May and now is 1.09 in June.

    Yahoo ownership is up to 52% and rising. No reason not to believe this is just a run of good luck.

    I read a story in the Fort Worth Star Telegram following the Oakland beatdown that said Matt Chapman told the Texas Rangers third base coach he was sitting on fastball when he mashed a homer off Lynn. He told him, to get a new pitch. The Rangers took him seriously. Looks like he’s got a new pitch.

  103. Gerald says:
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    Greycarlo,

    have Hunter dozier glasnow evoldi and caleb smith on IL should i drop one or hold?

    Sucks also have paddock taking a early vacation this season…

    Also Jorge soler for sonny gray a fair deal? solar is my only bench bat with kyle tucker

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi can be dropped… sounds fine for Gray, think you could do better tho

  104. Box says:
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    Reynolds over Riley or Kingery?

  105. Gerald says:
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    Greycarllo

    Have Hunter Dozier Caleb smith glasonw and Evoldi on the IL. Who would you drop or hold?

    Also have Paddack taking a early vacation now

    Soler for sonny gray a fair deal. He is my bench bat along with kyle tucker

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  106. Kale says:
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    Hudson at Mets or Alcantara vs Bucs this weekend?

  107. FantasyLand says:
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    Grey, just got offered Mookie Betts + 2 drops (Jay Bruce and Brian Dozier) for Machado, Glasnow and Soroka.

    I have the following players for 2B/3B and SS: Mondesi, Story, Moncada, Villar, Didi, Muncy.

    I have these other SP: Verlander, Clevinger IL, Giolito, Walker Buehler, Fried.

    Keeper league , roto. Should I accept it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Betts

  108. Jason says:
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    I’m in a 12-team H2H league and am currently in 10th and trying to rebuild. I received a trade offer of Correa and 2020 2nd round and 4th round picks for my Lindor and 9th and 12th round picks. I already have 2 1st round picks next season, and this trade would give me 9 picks in the first 5 rounds.

    I can keep 4 and would still have Bellinger, Baez, Hoskins, Devers, Jimenez, and Alonso to choose from (in addition to Correa). Would this trade make sense for me? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Lindor

  109. The Art of Bat Flipping says:
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    Please rank in order of preference ROS that are best for QS and ratios. It’s a standard roto league.

    Stras
    Giolito
    Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito, Stras

      • The Art of Bat Flipping says:
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        Thanks.

        I have an offer on the table – I trade Nelson Cruz and get Moose. Which side?

          • The Art of Bat Flipping says:
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            Which side? Moose or Cruz?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Moose, it’s fair

  110. William Hung says:
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    Following up on your advice to trade for a 3B yesterday – I’m thinking of seeing if I can get a struggling Machado for Story – what say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story is better than Machado right now and no reason why he can’t stay better

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeah that’s my thinking too – that’s why it’s been tough for trying to trade a 3B, cause the teams with the top 3 (Rendon, Arenado, Bregman) are not trading them

  111. packers2018 says:
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    12 team dynasty keep all.

    A guy wants to trade Altuve. I offered Nola and my current 2bm Fletcher. He wants more. I could add one more like JUP, Cease, Bruce, D. Murphy. To much, not enough, be agressive for Altuve, or let him slide. His power and SB’s are heading south but in a great lineup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Altuve… send Bruce too

  112. TeacherMan says:
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    Yo, G,

    ROS in 10 team HH, ops league: keep Bruce or pick up Olson?

    Thanks as always,

    TM

      • TeacherMan says:
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        Cheers, and Go, Blues!

        TM

  113. zombie says:
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    Fisher sent back down by the ‘Stros. Obviously believing in Yordan as the real deal. No longer a crowded OF. But, think they’re making room for Tucker? Enough to stash now (if you sort of don’t have the room!)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Astros still have like 4 guys due to return, but I don’t think Yordan is going anywhere

  114. Dave D says:
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    Just saw CJ Cron absolutely crush one into upper deck. Thank goodness we dumped him so we could replace him with Justin Bour.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! He’s the Bourbino!

  115. rhodyballer says:
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    EdRod, Strahm, Sampson, M. Perez, Matz, A. Reyes – gotta drop 2.

    Which 2 go in a 12-team 5×5?

    Or stream?

  116. HomerHWBush says:
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    The Razz ROS projections just threw a big glass of cold water on Gio-Lance-Ito and have me seriously considering the trade proposal I was just offered of Giolito for Pham. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, take Pham if you need a bat

  117. Steve says:
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    Domingo got pinch hit in the 8th with two men on. Not good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve heard better

  118. walterscm says:
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    O.M.Gaaawwwdddddd. Why is the Streamonator so low on Giolito? I didn’t play him last week because how low it ranked him. And in Giolito fashion, he killed it. This week is the same. I’m in a pts daily league and am gettin my ass handed to me. I need a big day tomorrow. I can choose from him ($6.6), Snell ($27.4) or Hill ($25.1).

    To make a long comment longer…As someone that had Lucas as a minor leaguer and now again as a stud, I still am weary (sp?) of him. So I get Streamonators hesitance. I dont’t know!

    Maybe my decoder ring is wrong. The Dollar amount IS the ranking, correct?

    Which one do you like Snell or Giolito?

    K’s are 2 pts. Innings are only 0.5 pts.

  119. Spam says:
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    One gotta go

    Cooper
    Riley
    Kingery

  120. CloudTown says:
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    Afternoon Grey,

    Grabbed Moran as a H. Dozier replacement but he’s been pretty meh. You like Bote more?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can try him

  121. First Time Caller says:
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    I have two guys to use for my utility spot. Currently, Myers and Kendrick. Would you place either of them with Vogelbach or hold?

    • First Time Caller says:
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      *replace

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogel over Kendrick

  122. Gotime says:
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    With 3 OF slots and 2 Util
    (Just Dong, Soto, Riley, Alvarez, Kingery, Tim Anderson, Daniel Murphy) is there a point to keep Tapia at this point. It’s a H2H weekly league and he’s sitting again in Coors. Have the room to hold but not sure if he’d play over these bats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, can lose him

  123. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I’m hearing you on Garrett Cooper and my 1B/3B has been a village bicycle this season. Would you drop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to add Cooper? That’s all I got.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s good poop?

      Drop Gurriel for Cooper

  124. prey879 says:
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    Who do you like more for a weekend stream in a QS league:

    Pablo Lopez ($9.4) vs. PIT
    Frambar Valdez ($6.0) vs TOR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I kinda like Framber, but both sound fine

  125. Travis Hafner says:
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    12 team, 6×6 ops league

    I was offered Carlos Correa for my Cole Hamels

    I could drop Carrasco to clear a DL spot for him. Not sure the most recent diagnosis of Correa though. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you’re trading one headache for another…

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        What makes Hamels a headache? He’s been really good his last few starts.

        Correa was actually hitting really well prior to that injury. Might be a decent buy low unless we think the ribs will affect him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I meant trading Carrasco for Correa as the headaches — when’s Correa returning? You can’t trade Hamels for someone who is healthy?

          • Travis Hafner says:
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            It was offered to me. I can stash Correa without problem.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If it’s no problem that Correa’s put for a month, go for it

              • Travis Hafner says:
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                Thanks

  126. Iceberg693 says:
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    Need advice on a trade… H2H , 10 team league. I have too many 3B with Vlad Jr, Suarez, Chapman, Carp (1B Eligible), and Riley (OF eligible)…. I been trying to buy low on Pham and the villain finally sent me a reasonable offer in….

    Pham, Kingery (SS,3B,OF Eligible), and Donaldson who I would drop immediately
    For
    D Santana and Riley

    Personally I feel like Santana has been trending down and will continue to have a tough time in that stadium moving forward. Do I pull the trigger on the buy low and the smotato for the the downward dog and the expendable?

      • Iceberg693 says:
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        My man! That’s where I was leaning. Thanks for the vote of confidence and quick reply. Best in the game as always!

  127. Michael Gaughan says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Who do I drop for Yordan Alvarez?

    My SSs are: Adalberto Mondesi, Jean Segura and Didi Gregorious. I have three and could live with two.

    My OFs are JDS Martinez, Austin Meadows, Wil Myers, Franmil Reyes, Austin Riley, and Ryan Braun.

    Thanks!

    Mike.

      • Michael Gaughan says:
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        Thanks Grey!

  128. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    You starting sampson vs boston?

  129. Gotime says:
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    David Price……wow

      • Gotime says:
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        Yeah give me a cocktail of Wheeler Maeda and Price barkeep that’s been my week .. what’s the busiest freeway in LA Grey I’ll catch a late flight and wonder in traffic a bit haha ugh pitching

  130. PB&J says:
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    Hi Grey.

    I got an interesting trade offer:

    My Montas, Tim Anderson, and Canning for his Lucchesi, Albies, and Sano. Thought? This league has K’s as a negative offensive stat.

    Thanks so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  131. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 Team, H2H, 6×6. What SP for ROS – Porcello, Sean Newcomb, Skaggs or Jon Gray. Ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of them — Gray

  132. William Hung says:
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    I think I need to start picking pitchers against the Mets – it’s a win/win… either my fantasy team does well or the Mets do well

    I had Flaherty tonight and barely looking like he can escape this 6th with a QS – so i’m happy either way. Plus I’m just so numb with how bad these “studs” are performing at this point

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had Price going! Haha

    • William Hung says:
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      It’s official – he couldn’t get out of the 6th and now the bases are loaded and 1 out… Flaherty is such a bum, but at least he got Ks this time so it’s better than his last start

      Just add his name to the long list of bad moves/non-moves I’ve made this year so far

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Every pitcher is awful this year

        • William Hung says:
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          Tell that to the rest of my leaguemates that are just destroying me in pitching during my slump

        • William Hung says:
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          Do I roll Lester out against the Dodgers tonight? I feel like I could just shit on my ratios some more of by some stroke of fantasy luck, he pitches better than Flaherty tonight

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It doesn’t sound like a good start, which could mean anything

            • William Hung says:
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              You think Flaherty is going to live up to your preseason expectations?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, he’s been better than his ERA indicates

  133. Robert says:
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    Drop Brendon Rodgers?

  134. packers2018 says:
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    L. Gurriel, Chavis or Urshela. With positional flexibility I can play one of these guys. OPS league.

    G. Copper or I. Desmond ? Both have 1b & OF.

    Thanks a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes…Cooper

  135. Mordacious Levator says:
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    here it comes, otani heating up to last year’s type levels. a steal yesterday too.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        so it turns out we had to wait about 2.5 months for his OPS rater on a per game basis, still far higher value than where he was going in any league i wasn’t in. then later i realized i could draft him lower than i did in the earlier drafts (i.e. i have him in all non dynasties this year).

  136. The Perfect Game says:
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    Which side in a standard roto league using QS for counting stats and ratios ROS –

    Berrios or Giolito?

  137. FantasyLand says:
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    Strahm or Lynn ROS?

  138. FantasyLand says:
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    Also. Ohtani over Renfroe?

    • The Harrow says:
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      easy otani, even if renfroe wasn’t losing playing time to naylor, which he is.

  139. Crazy J says:
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    Does part-timer David Freese have more home runs than David Dull? I think so!

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      8 teamers are fun to win. go ahead and drop dahl (1.093 OPS over last 15 days), i’m sure you can find better and nobody else in your league will obtain him anyway when you drop him.

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        unless maybe you are in a “most HR is the only stat league” then actually drop dahl. a guy with an OPS such as him over like the last 5 weeks without HR’s is hitting the crap out of the ball, tons of doubles/triples but also almost can’t have a high fly ball rate.

  140. avogt555 says:
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    As you have been saying…. regression fairies are hitting Soroka. Trying to trade him but no one is biting. Would you consider dropping for a lance lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t yet

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