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Being hearing a lot of gossip about Clint Frazier. That’s healthy. Ya know, some ginger tea. Don’t think the Yankees called Clint Frazier up just for make-up games, though this was overheard: “He’s not a clown?” Aaron Boone continued, “Oh, I thought he was for makeup games.” Then Boone laughed himself out of his mask.

Artwork by our talented writer, CoolWhip.

So, Clint Frazier has struggled to get real playing time with the Yankees, but maybe he’s this year’s spark plug. He does look like he’s fire. He’s a 20-homer, 7-steal, .260 hitter over a 162 games, and that lineup is so great, I’d take a flyer on Frazier. Some might say, “Clint Frazier? I like Mike Tauchman!” Yeah, Tauchman’s projected for 3 HRs, 2 SBs and a .255 average, how can he not be owned?! Dude’s a 20-game hot streak away from one good Trevor Story game! Okay, I’m being unfair and underselling. Projections don’t love Tauchman, but if he gets everyday at-bats, he’s worth a look or whoever is in that lineup replacing Stanton, whether it’s Aaron Hicks, Mike Ford, Clint Frazier, or PTBYankee’dL. So, this is kind of a Yankees’ placeholder in lineup endorsement, but Clint Frazier is the most interesting. Plus, *pinkie up as I sip* ginger tea. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – Prior to this year, IKF was a IHOP pita sandwich rip-off that served Rooty-Tooty Fresh Turnip and Bean Hummus and a hot stack of shawarma. With the pandemic, the International Known Falafel had to close leaving a void that the Rangers’ IKF has filled nicely. Now if they can just lose that Odor.

Austin Nola – Just think if you own Austin and Aaron Nola, you can rename your team Drunk On Julio Borbon Street.

Mitch Moreland – Fun fact! In the middle of the night, if Cougs moves onto my side of the bed, I kick and yell, “*itch, more land.” Then apologize saying I was thinking about the waiver wire, which she naturally understands and tells me to go back to the couch.

Todd Frazier – Every time we think we’re out, the Toddfather pulls us back in with a hot streak and makes us agree to put a horse’s head in Adam Eaton’s bed.

Alec Bohm – Just went over him this morning. Get your scroll on. Also, can check my Alec Bohm fantasy from during the shutdown.

Jesus Aguilar – Didn’t think Jesus would be this valuable of a pickup for the Marlins for a few years when climate change caused the water to raise above field level.

Howie Kendrick – Sometimes I pick him up and drop him dozens of times saying, “Howie like me now…Howie doesn’t like me now…” Then I realize I should hold some of my waiver wire moves for other transactions.

Luis Urias – More of a deep league move, but if you’re desperate for a middle infielder, I could see grabbing him. Though, Uriasity has been known to kill the cat(egories).

Garrett Hampson – Was a bit surprised to see Hampson owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues, but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Hampson is a player who is owned by people who think they know more than average bear, and ESPN owners, well, I’m not sure what they know.

Dylan Moore – On our Player Rater, any guess where Dylan Moore is ranked? Okay, now I’m gonna guess you’re too low. His numbers are so goofy out of control. He’s a .210 hitter with 7-homer, 10-steal speed over the course of 162 games. We’re seeing what it would’ve been like if Tuffy Rhodes had the good fortune to play in a 60-game season.

Jake Cronenworth – Unlike Dylan Moore, Kyle Seager, or other guys who are playing well above their heads like Al on Naked Gun, Cronenworth appears to be showing who he is, which is to say a good bet for average, power and speed. On the last podcast, I called him a poor man’s Tommy Pham — Tommy Shamwow? — and Ralph compared him to a rich man’s Andrew Benintendi — Andrew Bettertendi? Cronenworth sounds like a misspelled Google search for a currency rate question when traveling to Norway, but we’re not going to Europe and he can be valuable.

Maikel Franco – You don’t want to see Maikel succeed. I can tell. You think he’s a failed prospect that will never make good. I agree, but he’s been hot.

David Peralta – Feel like every time I mention you should pick up Peralta, I’m also thoroughly confused why he isn’t just owned. He is always* a top 40 outfielder. *Always? Yo, am I David Peralta’s agent? Who am, Scott Boron? Get eff out of here with that superlative. Though, Peralta is worth rostering, even in 10-team mixed leagues.

Kole Calhoun – Was thisclose — yes, no space, and italics! — to making Calhoun my lede buy this week, but my knowledge of Gunsmoke, The Virginian and other 50’s Westerns is too scant to make Rory Calhoun allusions.

Dylan Carlson – Just went over him this morning, claiming he could be great or useless. Napoleon would turn away from Versailles and say, “No, Grey’s Carlson hedges are the best.”

Austin Slater – Be careful of his elbow that kept him out of Wednesday’s game, but Austin Slater could be Saved By The Bay! Then Pablo Sandoval pokes his head in, “Meesa turtle!” Rethinks, “Wait, that’s Willians Astudillo talking like Jar Jar Binks. This Saved by the Bell reimagining stinks.”

Every Cardinals Hitter – *you searching for a player named ‘Every,’ can’t find one, exasperated, you run through a wall like the Kool-Aid Man* Welp, ,we lost that guy. Okay, so the Cardinals are going to attempt to play 55 games in about 17 days. That’ll go well for their pitchers, and won’t at all injure all of them. How’sever, their hitters are about to get a ton of at-bats. Everyone from Tommy Edman to Tyler O’Neill could get a a lot more counting stats than other players at their position.

Pablo Lopez – This is a Streamonator call. Like the call it makes to a consignment store to see if it has any secondhand electronics that seem lonely.

Brandon Bielak – This is also a Streamonator call. “Put the phone up to the LCD monitor and I’ll tell you if it’s lonely.”

Rafael Montero – A lot of teams have terrible bullpens, but the Rangers seem to always have a decent bullpen, then pick the worst one in the pen as their closer (Leclerc, not Montero). They were trying to make Leclerc a thing for like 18 months. Fetch ain’t got nothing on that.

Drew Pomeranz – Yates has been yikes and ‘ranz does dance, so eat a D, Fogerty.

Rowan Wick – Gonna drop a bunch of other names who aren’t owned in a majority of leagues: Buttrey, Taylor Williams (Who? Yeah, I don’t know), Ryan Pressly, Blake Taylor, Andre Scrubb (and that’s just one team), and Nick Anderson…Well, maybe.

Giovanny Gallegos – I don’t want any part of any Cardinals starter because of their schedule the rest of the way: “Welcome back to Cardinals baseball! Jack Flaherty, who only pitched 3 innings yesterday, says he’s good for four innings today, but the last two might be him kicking the ball towards home plate.” But, as I don’t mind their hitters, Gallegos might have more saves chances than most.

Jordan Romano – With Bass getting the hook the other day, and Ken Giles on a timetable for sometime in September, Romano has been great for Toronto, which is to say good in Buffalo. Interested in him just for his fastball gaining two miles per hour (up to 97) and his nasty slider. Gaining velocity at 27 years old? That’s quirky, Romano!

Jairo Diaz – Have we seen a matchup of Castellanos and Jairo? Because I’d like to see if the Greek God of Hard Contact tries to slice off a piece of Jairo’s spinning meat and corrects his teammates by saying, “It’s year-row.” Stop trying to rhyme Jairo with gyro? Sorry, I’m no Bard. Speaking of which, Daniel Bard might get Rockies saves too.

SELL

Kyle Lewis – *staggers around, clutching heart, falls over, Cougs bends over me and administers mouth-to-mouth while we’re both wearing masks, eventually I sit up like The Undertaker* What the hell happened to me? I felt like a shot went through my heart, like I was telling people to sell Kyle Lewis. Oh crap! I was! *screams for forty-five minutes, pauses to sip on a boba, begins to scream again* So, Kyle Lewis is playing a little above his head. On our Player Rater, he’s up in the rarefied air with Trout, FTJ and Blackmon. Okay, that’s goofy. Lewis is a great story, not a great Trevor Story. I still love him, but c’mon. He’s striking out nearly 30% of the time and has a BABIP that’s north of north when his average should be more like the movie, North — terrible. Not saying to trade Kyle Lewis for a piece of shoofly pie made of actual flies found in a shoe, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

 
  1. Savoy Special says:
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    In a 10 team H2H mixed league, would you drop 2 of Miguel Sano, Teoscar Hernandez, Mark Canha, Dansby Swanson, Franmil Reyes, Christian Walker, Renato Nunez, or Kyle Seager for Dylan Carlson and Robbie Grossman?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha, Grossman

  2. Hernan says:
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    Damn, no Rio Ruiz???, he gets the Red Sox “pitching staff” a lot… , Peraza and lucroy might be their best pitchers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he might be owned in more than 50% of leagues but I don’t have anything against him

  3. Schoolboy P says:
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    Frazier or Peralta to fill in for Laureano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  4. Don't Be a Hader says:
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    Surprised to not see A.Gimenez after your morning shout out and dis of Rosarion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t list every player every week

  5. Travis Hafner says:
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    Degrom scratched with blister problem. Ugh annoying. Time to sell high within pitchers? Rank Degrom, Darvish, Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu, Bauer

  6. Mike Honcho says:
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    Rank the following:
    CI’s-
    Moreland, D.Murphy, Kendrick, Encarnacion, E.Escobar, Solak

    and these OFs…

    K.Calhoun, Renfroe, Teoscar, Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy (home), Howie, Moreland, depends on needs for all these — Teoscar, Kole

  7. Tim Anderson & The Bat Flip says:
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    Love Karinchak. He’s been getting the ball a lot and his stuff is filthy. Could end up closing if Hand stumbles again or they trade him. I got an offer of Liam for Karinchak. Liam isn’t Liam of last year and Karinchak has performed better. I’m in a Save + Hold leagues. Take Liam or hold?

    Also, thoughts on Rogers? He’s been struggling two of his last three appearances.

    Gallegos or Colome? Colome is so boring, but he just keeps getting it done. Good ratios and saves even though he doesn’t strike out many. I’m just looking for saves and ratios from my RP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t make that trade

      Colome

      • Tim Anderson & The Bat Flip says:
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        Cool, thanks. Will hold onto Karinchak and pass on Liam. Appreciate the advice.

        What are your thoughts on Rogers though? Still a believer he’s a top closer? It’s a short year and RP are hard for me to figure out. They rise and fall all the time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think he’s struggled, but I wouldn’t worry unless he were replaced

  8. Don't Be a Hader says:
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    No buy on A.Gimenez? and after the big dis on A.Rosario.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t list every player every week

  9. TarmanGotHim says:
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    18-1-1 in first place of a Non-Keeper league
    12 Team H2H 5X5
    R HR RBI S OBP
    W K Saves ERA WHIP

    I could use another starting pitcher, but I like my team a lot.

    C – Severino
    1B – Olson
    2B – Gurriel
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Baez
    OF – Betts
    OF – Springer
    OF – Loreano
    UTIL – Mondesi
    UTIL – JD Davis
    B – Dylan Carlson
    B – Kyle Lewis
    B – Buxton

    SP – Darvish
    SP – Sonny Gray
    SP – Montana
    SP – Marquez
    SP – House
    SP – Chirinos
    SP – Yarborough
    RP – Archie Bradley
    RP – Kintzler
    RP – Montero
    RP – Taylor Williams
    NA – Casey Mize

    Question – would you package Kyle Lewis with a Baez/Mondesi/Springer for a top 10 SP, like a Bieber, Flahtery, or someone of that caliber?

    Thanks per usual and keep pumping out the great content brotha!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Flaherty — Lewis/bat for Bieber works

      Thanks!

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        Grey!!

        I was counter offered the following based off
        My question obviously:

        Aaron Nola
        Colin Moran

        For my

        Javier Baez
        Kyle Lewis

        Too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Baez side

  10. swaggerjackers says:
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    I agree it would be nice to flip Kyle Lewis but I don’t think a week one waiver wire darling like him will fetch much in a trade unless he pulls a Mookie and bops out three bombs in a game soon or shows other signs of going on another hot streak.

    This reminds me of trying to trade Austin Riley last season. People are skeptical and expect that batting average to come down. Seems like he’ll slump soon, lose 40 points on his average, and then get heavily dropped by early September.

    And then get hyped in the offseason. ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  11. primetime says:
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    Grey,

    1. you ok with stating Odorizzi tonight for KC or sitting him out? Streamanotor has him with a negative.

    2. Also, streamnator doesn’t like Lance Lynn. Can I sit Lynn vs Rockies? I just can’t do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Negative? Then I wouldn’t bother

      2. I wouldn’t touch Lynn in COL

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        Why are so many people even considering playing Lynn in Coors?

        The risk is never worth the reward.

        Isn’t a “good” start over there like 5 IP, 3 ER, 4Ks?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, barely

          • William Hung says:
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            Lynn with 8 strong innings – another guy who is powered by SONs negativity

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Everyone in Coors

          • William Hung says:
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            Correction, the Rangers are gonna let me try for the CG… lets see how this goes

            • El Zoro Hombre says:
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              Don’t doubt Lance Lynn!!!!
              Best case scenario is 9 IP with 2ER and 6Ks
              Let’s face it
              Tough to sit Lynn when guys like DeGromm, Montas and even Chatwood get scratched last second

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                True, Lynnsanity

  12. Whatever says:
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    I think your point about the Cardinals hitters can’t be overstated enough, especially in weekly leagues. Ran out and grabbed Tyler O’Neill, they’re slated for 9 games next week! Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  13. Simsbad says:
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    Thanks to the push/help from one of your staffers that replied to one of your nightly recaps from this week,
    I traded: Lewis, Grisham, Montero

    received: Jimenez and Pearson

    I picked up Gallegos after that trade and have Kela coming off IR to put my closers at those two plus Jansen and Bass. Of these four relievers, which should I look to sell or should I try to hold all four for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sell Kela and Bass if I could

  14. swaggerjackers says:
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    You know what else is DeScalfunny about 2020?

    5 catchers have more homeruns than Cody Bellinger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It sure is

  15. toolshed says:
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    Is cronenworth a starter? I am looking for help at 2b. Kingery is a mess and may be losing his regular spot since he hasnt hit and bohm is now up. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should be most days

  16. Jason says:
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    Would you drop Lewis for Dylan Carlson?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      No way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  17. Ben W says:
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    Kyle Lewis and Matt Shoemaker vs Luis Castillo and JD Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luis

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Castillo/Davis

  18. Play Ball says:
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    Player Rater likes Lowe (#9) more than Castellonos (#14). Who would you take ROS? Batted ball profile pretty similar. Lowe’s has been catching up to Castellonos in HH. EV is same. Castellano’s HR/FB ratio is 35% though and way above his career. Lowe’s is around 25% and more reasonable for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

      • Play Ball says:
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        Ok…thanks. Having a hard time deciding who to start between Castellanos and Starling Marte. AZ facing Lamet at home, but Lament is a fly ball pitcher and I think he’s been pitching above his head. At least he did his last start. Starling has been hot of late. Castellenos faces Kuhl at home, but has been pretty cold of late.

        Start S. Marte or Cast?

        BTW, J-Ram has only 1 SB and Turner 0! Run!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Marte

          I know, run!

  19. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Is okay to bail on Suarez in a one-time rotisserie league? Best options on the wire are B. Anderson, Bohm, Edman, Moran, and Riley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold Eugenio, but if you must…

  20. scoboticus says:
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    As a matter of fact, I do own Austin and Aaron Nola.
    Where s the edit team name in yahoo fantasy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  21. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    So i’m going to go out on limb here (crosses fingers)… I think Lynn has a decent start in COL. He has the highest fastball usage of any starter in MLB i think, as ~90% of his mix is 4seamers, cutters and sinkers, which are all backspin pitches with sinkers performing better at altitude. So he should be one of the least affected by pitching there. Coors affects curves/sliders/etc most since they are topspin. His career numbers in COL are 2.84 ERA 1.10 WHIP, so i’m gonna YOLO and hope for the best, because 2020 lol.

    but if he get blasted I’m gonna say this was posted while drunk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, well, I have him started in one league, but it’s a deep weekly and I still think he’s gonna get bombed, but I hope you’re right

    • here comes the pizza says:
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      I’m choosing to believe this

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        haha another YOLO’er! Just remember I’m drunk. So either I’m the Drunken Master like Jackie Chan or Blame it on the Alcohol. How’s that for a hedge!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hoping you’re kicking it like Jackie Chan

        • here comes the pizza says:
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          Wow a quality start! Lynnsanity!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  22. Isaac Melendez says:
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    Where is the Tatitas, age 21, and Trevor (27) Stories of the world for 2nd base? How can Jonathan Villar (29) be the best second man in baseball hitting in that marlins line up? Can Katel Marte shut me up hitting in front of Marte, Starling that is, but also if two Katels batted back to back could Katel protect Katel from a pitch around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully Ketel gives you that sweet alcoholic juice in your mouth

      • Isaac says:
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        I own Villar since he fell to the 13th round, that should of been my first red flag, and I have not being impressed. I am really out here really picking up N. Goodrun, for his sweet alocholic juice, of course. Owning Nick Solak does helps me sleep better, still I have secondbase heives over thier lack of reliability at producing.

        I am over reacting about lack of productivity @ 2nd base and should just expect Villar to deliver?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d expect Villar to be better

  23. scoboticus says:
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    Say I wanted to roll the dice on Corky Romano. Would I drop Winker, Tauchman, or Nimmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tauchman

  24. scoboticus says:
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    BTW, I’m worried that Tauchman is blessing all the animals until he gets verschnickered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you might be right, vershnickering is a real issue

  25. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    ugh Montas scratched due to back tightness. 2020 haven’t you done enough to me already?!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nooooooooo

      • Isaac says:
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        I own Jesus Luzardo, the light giver in spanish, he is a start tonight?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start him

  26. Drew says:
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    Anything to Devin Williams in a keeper that counts NSVH?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His command is crazy awful, so kinda bleh

  27. chris pierce says:
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    choo or solak vs RCastellani @ rockies.

    Hittertron likes both. UGH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  28. William Hung says:
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    I picked up Solak as a batty call for the weekend to get me through Laureano’s suspension – I picked him over Hampson… hopefully it’s the right call – it wouldn’t matter tbh if all my guys were hitting!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully!

      • William Hung says:
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        I actually didn’t realize Hampson had been leading off – now I really feel bad picking Solak – though I do like the low K-rate Solak is currently sporting since my league counts Ks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  29. Perfect Game says:
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    Clevinger and Plesac sent to alternate training site after coming off restricted list. I guess this means he’s not making his next scheduled start this weekend either. They’re irresponsible knuckleheads, but I need Clev to pitch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, sucks

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Clev is for sure missing his 2nd start this weekend and we don’t know when he will be called back from the dog house. There’s also the mind game when he comes back and how he deals with it and performs…and it’s not like he was pitching like an SP1 or SP2 before this. Would you try to trade him? I think Maeda and Gallen are available for trade in my league. Don’t know if either would be an upgrade at this point or not.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Gallen or Maeda

          • Perfect Game says:
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            Who would you take first? Maeda has the easiest schedule, prooly better ratio risk and more QS? Gallen def edge in K’s. I don’t need K’s, but want the best pitcher.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gallen

              • William Hung says:
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                I don’t think you can play the schedule game with Gallen – he’s proven the negative $ SON values is what powers him to perform

              • Perfect Game says:
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                Gallen

                10.96 K/9 – 2.74 BB/9 – 1.57 HR/9 – ERA 2.74 – FIP 3.94 – xFIP 3.32 – SIERRA 3.40 – xERA 3.59 – GB% 45.6 Hard Hit% 37.9 – Barrel% 8.6 – K% 29.8 – BB% 7.4

                Maeda

                7.99 K/9 – 1.52 BB/9 – 0.76 HR/9 – ERA 2.66 – FIP 2.90 – xFIP 3.24 – SIERRA 3.54 – xERA 3.22 – GB% 49 – Hard Hit% 27 – Barrel% 4.8 – K%23.9 – BB% 4.5

                Double checking still prefer Gallen over Maeda before I go for it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup

  30. Big Timmy says:
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    Drop Mallex Smith for Kolten Wong?
    Position eligibility not important.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  31. toolshed says:
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    Do you like cronenworth more than shed long who is also available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  32. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    14 team OBP HR R RBI TB SB

    C W Smith
    1B D Murphy
    2B B Lowe
    3B JD Davis
    SS Lindor
    OF JD Martinez
    OF Soler
    OF Schwarber
    OF Grisham
    OF Happ
    UTL Cruz
    UTL Y Alvarez

    OF Solack
    1B Aguilar
    DL Donaldson

    First off, love my offense and it’s performing very well. Hold Aguilar, who is splitting time with Murphy, or drop for Bohm? JD Davis can play OF as well. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Bohm

  33. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    You prefer Hampson or Cronenworth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  34. Bryan Waagner says:
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    Two candidates for the scrap heap I am considering giving up on, 1. Oscar Mercado. 2. Ahmed Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose both if there’s options

  35. fausto

    fausto says:
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    I own like 7 of the buys…dont know if that speaks to my waiver prowess or my drafting unprowess. Either way I’ll take it.
    Own Bass would you own Romano too or grab Robles? Hes looked great last 3 outings and buttrey is giving up a ton of hard contact?

    • Grey

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      I’d prolly try Romano

  36. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Awesome write up!

    10 team, standard 5×5 cat, roto, saves only
    C: Garver
    1B: Olson
    2B: Villar
    3B: Hanser Alberto
    SS: Bogaerts
    MI: B. Lowe
    CI: Christian Walker
    OF: Acuña
    OF: JD
    OF: Harper
    OF: Grisham
    UTIL: Kyle Lewis
    UTIL: Yastrzemski
    Bench: Bohm
    IL: Yordan Alvarez (ready to be activated)
    IL: Josh donaldson

    SP: Darvish, Giolito, Odorizzi, Heaney, Lamet, Houser, Wheeler
    RP: Romano, Melancon, Jansen, Presly, Wick
    NA: Plesac

    1) I need to drop a bat to activate Yordan Alvarez. I currently have Acuna on the bench and Bohm starting at utility. Is there any obvious drop?

    2) If we decide to role with 2 bench batters, what pitcher would you drop to activate Yordan Alvarez?

    3) after dropping the first batter, do you drop a second batter to add any of these guys, or hold?
    -Peralta
    -Austin Nola
    -Austin Slater
    -Jake Cronenworth
    -Maikel Franco
    -Kole calhoun
    -Tyler O’Neill
    -Jo Adell
    -Kolten Wong

    4) do you drop garver for Austin Riley?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Lose Bohm

      2. Odorizzi

      3. Nope

      4. Nah

  37. William Hung says:
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    the dreaded catcher question – if Will Smith’s injury is more serious than they say, who should I pick up: Austin Barnes or Mitch Garver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

  38. Green monstahh says:
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    Hey Jam máster Grey!

    H2h pts weekly, I may need a boost at second base here are options:
    Garrett Hampson (2b/OF), keston hiura

    After that here are next moves I’m eyeing:

    1.) add Jesus Aguilar & drop Moreland

    2.) add Maikel Franco , Todd Frazier (1b/3b), or Bohm to drop Matt Kemp

    3.) add either clint Frazier or Dylan Carlson & drop joe adell?

    Thanks man & have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yo yo yo!

      1. Ok

      2. Bohm

      3. Sure, Frazier

  39. Jason says:
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    I’m in a 10 team H2H mixed redraft league. Should I consider picking up Dylan Carlson? If so, who would I drop? My team is below.

    My Team:
    Hitters:
    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Eric Hosmer
    2B: Starlin Castro
    3B: Jose Ramirez
    SS: GleyberT orres
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Marcell Ozuna
    OF: Kyle Lewis
    Util: Justin Turner
    Bench: Ronald Acuna, Paul Goldschmidt, Tim Anderson

    Pitchers:
    SP: Sonny Gray, Chris Paddack, Aaron Nola, Zac Gallen, Mashiro Tanaka, Ross Stripling, Dusint May, Zac Plesac, Spencer Turnbull, Anthony DeSclafani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Also fix your pitching

      • Jason says:
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        Forgot to mention that I did drop DeSclafini.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good!

      • Jason says:
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        also, have Chirinos, Keller, Caleb Smith, and Carlos Martinez in IL spots. Yes, my pitching is terrible, but my hitting has cost me two games so far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fix your pitching

          • Jason says:
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            How about any of these options? (.. and who should I drop?)

            Pablo Lopez
            Javier
            Eovaldi
            Alec Mills
            Spencer Howard
            Corbin Burnes
            Griffin Canning
            Matt Shoemaker
            Brandon Bielak
            Jordan Montgomerey
            Alex Cobb

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lopez, Bielak, Shoemaker

  40. Ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft lose Joc or EE for Bohm, Frazier, or Senzal?

    Or both for two of those guy?

    Thanks grey—happy friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Ee for Senzel is fair… a lot of coin flips based on needs… You too!

  41. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please rank?
    Houser,Heaney,Stripling,Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, Houser, Stripling

  42. Sean says:
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    11team roto redraft…who do you like rest of season Villar or Hampson?

    • isaac says:
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      Villar, I asked about him earlier lol!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  43. JaysForDays says:
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    This may be a dumb question. But I love luzardo. Would your rather Jesus or paddack going forward in a keeper league? 12 man 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack

  44. Perfect Game says:
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    Rogers looks shaky. After his bad appearances (2 of last e), would you rather have him or Colome?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

    • Perfect Game says:
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      Given up 7 hits in his last 5 appearances (4.1 IP); 4 R; 6 K; 8.31 ERA. FIP 2.61, xFIP 2.07 and SIERRA 2.11 look great though. Maybe because he hasn’t walked a batter yet??? Hitter have more than doubled their barrel percentage against him to 16.7% and his hard hit rate has gone up from 29.7% to 44.4%.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Givens?

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Those are Rogers stats I posted before I saw you replied to my post.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can’t get anything from a sample size of 4 IP…if you wanna lose, go for it, but unless he’s injured he could be great rest of the way

          • Perfect Game says:
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            It is a small sample size. Just comparing him with Colome. You said you would take Colome over Rogers. I had to choose between the two. So I was going with your rec.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I get it, just saying if you want the guy who is doing well, Colome is it

  45. Ryanoger says:
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    Kole Calhoun or Senzel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole

  46. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I keep looking at Pollock and Renato Nunez producing and I wonder as a bench bat you think Dozier is a drop for either?

    Also what do you think ROS, Framber, Merril Kelly or Spencer Howard?

    Lastly, you think we get any value out of Alex Reyes this season? I wonder if with the Cards’ workload means he might see him used quite a bit.

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Renato — Kelly, Framber — think Reyes might see some starts with Cards a mess and schedule so many games at once

      • Alex says:
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        Thanks man. Have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  47. Cohen says:
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    Can only start one?
    Houser at Cubs or
    Heaney home vs Dodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  48. krazyivan says:
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    Sup,

    I haven’t been able to able to be around as much as usual. Starting up at a new job and hoping things smooth out soon.
    I’ve got a conspiracy theory alert: Manfred was scared that players were going to get sick more often and pass it to other players from different teams during games. Soooo, they conjured up a bunch of jank 1980’s Spaulding baseballs to start the year. More weak grounders, big flys that didn’t carry=less baserunners and shorter games.

    Now that they’ve seen the games are safe they’ve broken back into the happy fun balls this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that makes sense! Hope your new job is great!

      • krazyivan says:
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        Thanks-still teaching. Just at a really small school. No more large district with their pants in the wind policies- it was too much. They threw change ups better the Pedro.

        I’m just so happy to lace up me new Yordan’s today!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice! Be well either way!

  49. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    I only need one of these next week. Thoughts?

    Ryu (@BAL; @TB) or
    Urias (SEA; COL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  50. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u drop any of
    Senzel
    K.Lewis
    Clint
    Tapia
    W.Calhoun

    For Kole Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clint

  51. krazyivan says:
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    With the postponement I’ve got to move Soler out and I can put in either:
    Semien vs SF (Cueto)
    or
    Yuli vs Mariners (Kikuchi)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  52. Agree with K. Lewis as a sell, or in my case a sit (beginning Monday) and doing same with Grish…it’s Franny and Bux time! Sounds like an old cartoon, like the Yogi Bear reference I thought you were way too young for (smarter than the average bear) It’s time for Hampson to go crazy and swipe a bunch pick-in-nick baskets!!! BTW don’t know I agree with the Hampson owners feel like they know more take. He helped me win a title at end of last year – thought there’d be a carryover, but they are the Rockies and that comes with a B. Black roadblock. Think somebody got to Bud? “Hey you have a leadoff hitter on the bench! WTF” 2020 baseball is back baby! Can’t wait to see Yordan swing it!!! Enjoy your work Grey, rock on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! Yeah, imagine starting a guy at the leadoff spot for 4 days in a row, spot in lineup guaranteeing most ABs, then benching that guy for no reason — what changed from one day to next

  53. Nightpandas says:
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    Wink Wink

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  54. Nightpandas says:
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    Would you drop Slater for Kole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I would

  55. krazyivan says:
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    Yordan is glorious

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is!

  56. hot corner says:
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    Teoscar continues his MVP run!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah buddy!

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Twos at or Lourdess Gurriel? 16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

        • RicoSuave says:
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          *Teoscar or L Gurriel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Teoscar

          • RicoSuave says:
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            Thank you!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  57. krazyivan says:
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    Lance Lynn is a bad man. I think if they played Colorado again tonight he could gut our a QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, totally

  58. Trader says:
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    Kudos to cool whip! Had stones to foresee Lynn’s dominant fastball in Coors. I picked up Calhoun and Choo for the series. Ugh. No question. Just a shout out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  59. DonnieB says:
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    Yates has to leave game. Grab Pomeranz or Pagan? Thanks.

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      Closer Monkey says Pomeranz, and Pads went to Pom a few times already in save situations. Pom has looked way better than Pagan too fwiw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  60. Baby batter says:
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    Deep 20 team- trade Matt Chapman for Luzardo and dexter Fowler?
    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  61. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    hey Grey! Trying to find average wherever I can find it without sacrificing other stats. Would you drop or bench schoop for cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks! And for thatreliable average and counting stats when on the field, Cano over Chris Taylor, cronenworth, Dylan Moore too, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prolly go Cano, but Cronenworth is interesting

  62. Oppo Taco says:
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    Baez and JDM too much to give up to get Vlad in a keep forever league? I’m falling out of it quickly this season. We keep 8 and I’d be looking at keeping Trea, Freeman, Bregman, Alvarez, Vlad, Bieber, Giolito and then 1 of Biggio/Albies/Adell.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  63. William Hung says:
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    prayer octagon for the reds – hopefully it is just 1 guy… I need to keep complaining about my fantasy team!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  64. LOLmets says:
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    Tauchman went 3-5 with 4 RBI last night, and he still left 4 men on base! The Yankees are just so fruitful it’s absurd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  65. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey !

    Have to drop one to activate Yordan.

    Travis Shaw
    Aaron Hicks
    Yoshitimo Tsutsugo
    Domingo Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tsutsugo

  66. G Funk Error says:
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    Hey good people of razzball. Would you trade vladdy..m. fried and c.Javier for p.Alonso and j.Paxton in a total points league?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  67. rafi says:
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    Good morning Grey! nobody streamed him but i’ve seen enough and picked up pablo lopez as my #6 in the middle of the night. in no order, now have gallen, morton, giolito, darvish, bundy, lopez – i feel like this is a grey certified staff.

    Looking to pick up a bat too, obp league: a. slater, d. smith or t. o’neill ? go with tyler for the extra games? i wonder how they’ll be resting hitters to offset the workload.

    Also, please rank these 2b because mcmahon is awful and gimenez may lose time with cano back: la stella, c. taylor, solak (1 game from eligible). i’m leaning solak but thinking not a big value diff between any of the 3. thoughts?

    thanks and have a good weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Tyler — Solak, Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a big difference between three either — and you too!

  68. EG says:
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    Drop Muncy and Kyle Lewis for any of Teoscar, Lowe, Winker, Calhoun, Nunez?

    Need HR/RBI. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy for Teoscar

  69. Jeffrey Gilden says:
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    Hey Grey –

    1, Is it worth hanging on to Casey Mize and / or Jo Adell?
    2. I benched Sanchez this week but rostering another catcher (Nola) is a drag. Should I commit to Sanchez or drop him? Minus points for Ks.
    3. Any thoughts on Kwang Hyun Kim? Loos like he’s gonna start.
    4. Hold Cesar Hernandez as MI or take a shot on someone like Ahmed or Flores?
    5. Please rank: Hayward, Grossman, Calhoun

    Have a great weekend.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nope 2. Yes commit to Sanchez 3. Streamer 4. Hold 5. Calhoun, Gross — you too!

  70. lwomack58 says:
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    Looking to pickup a solid bat for the weekend: I’m looking at dropping Andrus for:

    Grossman hitting over .438 for past seven days with 2 hr’s and 2 sb’s. Going against Gausman and Webb
    Wong with the amount of double hitters
    D. Smith .333 and 3 hr’s over past seven but going up against Nola and Wheeler

    Leaning Grossman because of speed and facing two right handers over the weekend.

    Even with Andrus in Colo he’s been dropped to 8th in lineup and hitting .130 past 7 days.

    Thank you and have a nice weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try Grossman

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Looks like I have to now drop F. Peralta for Grossman with the cancelled games for the Reds.

        Bummer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What a mess

          • Dave D says:
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            Finally, a move I can feel good about: dropped Akiyama last Sunday and now I can plug in Carlson. Lipstick on a pig.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah, with Reds not playing makes it easy

              • Dave D says:
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                Although so far not playing an empty slot beats Carlson.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  True

  71. Ben W says:
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    Ketal Marte vs German Marquez? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  72. toneDEAF! says:
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    Clint Frazier or Willie Calhoun? Season long points league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willie

  73. frankgrimes says:
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    Thank you Lucas! Getting the weekend off to solid start.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      I hear ya. What a dufus.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      He’s been dogshit, but that 2 out lawn dart that fowler hit with 2 down and the bases loaded in the first was a killer.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Totally

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I benched Lance Lynn and Pablo Lopez yesterday, welcome to the shizzshow!

      • Dave D says:
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        And Wainright is pitching better than most “aces”. Efficient 56 pitches through 4 too. Watch and learn Brandon Woodruff!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right! Haha

      • frankgrimes says:
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        I started them my era couldn’t have gotten worse lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice

    • FireRobManfred says:
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      How do you come out and give up a 4 spot to a team that hasn’t seen live pitching in a month? My god

  74. leon says:
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    How do you feel about pearson? have him in a dynasty league for 0$, would you be looking to trade him or feel hes worth the wait and hold?

    straight fastball kind of worries me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love him, but he might be a mess this year

  75. Russowl says:
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    Start Paxton vs Redsox

    • Russowl says:
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      ?

      • The Harrow says:
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        do it, i am in 12 and up. what you think he doesn’t even have a 2 minute delay to these

        • Russowl says:
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          I just forgot to put a question mark

    • Russowl says:
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      10 team head to head

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  76. The Harrow says:
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    sounds like hays tried the same thing judge did, playing (probably all year) with fractured ribs.

    and stressbird was busy hanging out playing online video games for 16+ hours a day like price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, what a shizzshow

  77. JR says:
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    What in the world is Merrill Kelly doing differently this year? Guy looks fantastic! I own him in a 10 team h2h dynasty league. Is he looking like a potential long term #2 or 3 starter in fantasy? Or do I try to sell high on him this year? I’m not in contention so if he’s not a long term guy i should sell for pieces that will help next year.

  78. fletch f. fletch says:
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    Of the players listed below who do you like the most for steals and OBP?

    Austin Slater
    Robbie Grossman
    Jake Cronenworth
    Jon Berti
    Victor Reyes
    Shed Long
    JP Crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berti

  79. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Giolito is really struggling with his control so far this year. And getting hit pretty good. I think his walk rate is as high as in previous years even though K rate is similar to last year.

    For ROS in what order would you want Giolito, Gallen or Maeda for a QS league for counting stats and ratios?

    • The Harrow says:
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      probably only way STL comes out looking decent is if you keep throwing at them, he obliged nicely. that is a hard question. clearly this is a trade possible question with you owning giolito right now.

      • Let’s Play Two says:
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        It is a trade situation. Not sure I trust Giolito from a ratio standpoint. I’m in a small 6 team league and need to keep it tight.

        • The Harrow says:
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          oh wow, 6 teamer, barely hear of those, hell in THOSE all those SP might not even be owned if say a guy had some bad starts. but here they are anyway

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen, Maeda

      • Let’s Play Two says:
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        Taking out my concerns about Giolito’s ratios you would go Gallen and Maeda over Giolito ROS?

        Thx

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, I ranked them

  80. Play Ball says:
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    Three of my 7 SP – Castillo, S. Gray and Clevinger. COVID postponement and dog house. Nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sucks

      • Play Ball says:
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        I forgot to mention I habe Montas with the back issue too. :-) Sucks some more.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  81. Tim Anderson & The Bat Flip says:
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    Wainwright went 5 inning on less than 67 pitches of a 7 inning game. Should we expect the same limitations on their ace Flaherety? Flaherety did go 7 on opening day.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      possibly the first time, but in wainwrong’s game they were winning easily, if the game is closer i’d assume flaherty could go up to maybe a bit more if needed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For at least 1st start back

  82. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Acuna to the IL =(

    1) who should I replace him with?
    -Josh Bell
    -Bohm
    -Peralta
    -Austin Nola
    -Jake Cronenworth
    -Maikel Franco
    -Kole calhoun
    -Tyler O’Neill
    -Jo Adell
    -Kolten Wong

    2) Christian walker or Josh bell?

    3) Pick 1:
    -Houser
    -Zach Davies
    -Freddy Peralta

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Perlata

      2. Walker

      3. Houser

      • Sandman says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  83. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    drop dahl for any of: solak, grossman, dom smith, k.calhoun, you got the power (tauchman)? 5×5 12 team h2h.

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      oh yeah couple of mercado possible drop ones (he’s finally starting again today at least)

      2. 16 teamer, drop mercado for you got the power? OPS added

      3. AL only (OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added), drop for sunday santana?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        2. Sure
        3. Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  84. Curious George says:
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    Favorite buy low targets from the first 5 rounds of drafts? Olson comes to mind… others?

      • Curious George says:
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        Been commenting for 3 years. How is this the first time I have heard of this? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, not sure

        • Better Call Limehouse says:
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          i think 3 years ago (or 2) is when it was put in. it’s literally the same as just going into ROS player rater and doing simple math yourself, it’s not nearly as big of a deal as if you just now learned about the streamonator or hitter tron, those babies are industry leading bad mothers.

  85. Primetime says:
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    Grey. Would you trade Kyle Lewis for berrios in a 10 team keeper OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  86. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Drop Dahl for Tyler O’Neill or Carlson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O’Neill

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        i was going to say the only question is which STL OF’er. i already had carlson stashed, o’neill for a while, was able just now to readd o’neill for bruce dropping (he’s 3/7 of next games vs lefties anyway too) in OBP/total bases 14 teamer.

  87. Trader says:
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    Had Gott and Stras ambush me last night. Been a tough year (Eugenio where art thou?)

    Just once I would like a pitcher to leave with an injury after getting an out instead of a home run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      you best hope eugenio only gone till monday, but from previous examples it could easily be longer. that’s assuming he’s not already the ONE CIN player who flunked his yesterday corona test.

      • JC says:
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        Weekly roster advice. Last in pitching in 12 teamer, so made some moves with so- called aces. Not my normal team but what is normal? Will drop one bench bat when Laureano returns.

        Hitting categories are: Runs, RBIs, Ks, SB, Ave, Walks, 1B, 2b, 3b HRs
        Pitching Categories are: HRs allowed, Ks, QS, W, L, Saves, Holds, ERA, WHIP. Last in ERA, WHIP, Wins.

        C- S Perez
        CI- Murphy, Eugenio, Dozier
        MI- Kendrick, Story, Tatis
        OF: Rosario, Choo, Happ, D Smith, Frazier (good advice!)
        DH- Ohtani
        Bench: D’Arnaud Sus: Laureano
        SP- Cole, Buehler, Giolito, Hendricks,
        RP: Iglesias, Rosenthal, May, Rainey, Reyes
        IL:Stras

        Wire: Tauchman, Rio, Odorizzi, Kela, Sulser, Petit, Wick, Jeffress,Pagan

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rio over d’Arnaud; Wick over Reyes

  88. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    SD not usually in the running for badly coached team now today has grisham and his .879 OPS and .379 OBP hitting 9th, real clever. def better off having that guy coach them than say a marginally taught 10 year old.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah

  89. Brett says:
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    Take 1…

    Josh Bell, Dominic Smith, Aguilar or Cronenworth?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

      • William Hung says:
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        This is where I roll the dice and go Smith – if I’m right, I’m mentioning this end of season – if I’m wrong, then I’m claiming I’m drunk

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  90. DonnieB says:
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    What’s your gut tell you about Framber Valdez? He is at Colorado this week but I could reserve him for a week. Would you drop Corbin Burnes for him? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him in Coors, not worth holding him through it

  91. Stephen Lyon says:
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    So Gibson tosses a QS in Coors. Of course he does.

    • The Harrow says:
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      on every sane active owner’s bench, except for maybe like 30 teamers. i know i benched him in non huge roto innings capped 20 teamer tonight (actually 2 different 20 teamers)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coors is the new Petco

  92. krazyivan says:
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    Buehler sucks this year. You would think pitching 4 innings every 6 days would have helped him along better.

    • krazyivan says:
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      And btw….the umpire at this game blows

      • The Harrow says:
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        might be the same guy from otani’s 2nd start and carrasco’s last start (that ump was straight up horrible shrunken strike zone, pretty sure had at least 5-6 strikes called balls for those 2 pitchers, directly resulting in fake walks that were most of them objecitvely K’s looking). man the ump info needs to be easier to find (esp in advance), it could be used along with SON. this of course assumes certain umps are consistently bad in the same way, which isn’t at all for sure true anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, super disappointing

  93. William Hung says:
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    Looks like last season’s Launch Angle darling La Stella is starting to warm up a little

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time

  94. krazyivan says:
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    Why is Buehler on a strict pitch count?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Been like 2 years now with this nonsense

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        j.urias is it more than 2, or about 2 also.

  95. William Hung says:
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    This is my first year playing with a SV+HLD category so my strategy was to completely punt closers and just snatch up guys who were on the verge of being closers, or who I thought who get a bunch of holds – it hasn’t really worked out too well as I didn’t realize most guys can go a week without getting a hold. Should I just start replacing some of my guys with lesser closers like Rosenthal and Susler?
    Here’s my bullpen (I also thought stacking might be a good strategy, but it’s not working out that way). I also am playing H2H, so I’m trying to make sure I take this category every week – which is why I have so many… using Rudy’s tools for holds guys hasn’t worked too well yet (such as Stammen, Diego Castillo, and Barnes)

    So is the strategy in SV+HLDs leagues to still grab closers?

    -Karinchak
    -Wittgren
    -Romo
    -Felix Pena (that SP/RP eligibility)
    -Scrubb
    -Montero
    -Gallegos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need that many holds/saves guys — Can’t you use a bat or SP?

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeah I def agree, except every team in my league is rolling out 5-6 HLD/SVs guys as well – any less and I’d basically be conceding the category

        • William Hung says:
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          But that’s essentially my question – in a SVs+HLDs league – what kind of players should I be looking at so I don’t need to carry so many

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s gotta be another category you could use

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Scrubb and Gallegos

      • William Hung says:
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        Interesting – the monkey is still high on Gallegos… def agree that Scrubb can be dropped

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  96. Ellis says:
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    Best bench bat, LaStella Cronenwith KCalhoun Slater, thank you!

    • Ellis says:
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      Or Cano too, who would be your 1 and 2, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  97. Let’s Play Two says:
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    For S+H league – Jordan Romano or Colome? Romano’s peripherals and Statcast are stellar. Both have 5 S+H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romano

  98. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    14 team OBP/HR/R/RBI/SB/TB

    Was fully expecting to drop C Will Smith last night due to his struggles and potentially short stay on the IL, but then I checked out his baseball savant numbers and dude seems like he’s been extremely unlucky this season. He’s basically toward the top percentile in literally every offensive category from exit velocity, barrel % xwOBA, xSLG, etc. So….given this is a deep format and the fact he might only need the minimum days on the IL, would you hold him on the bench (assuming he comes back after minimum time) and just play the hot hand till he comes back or fully move on? Options on the waiver are: M Perez, Narvaez, Stassi, Kelly, S Murphy, Maldonado.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop him — Murphy

  99. Trader says:
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    O’Neill now on the wire. Hitting cleanup and in the lineup three straight days. Grab over D’Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  100. chris pierce says:
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    Gotta drop one 10 team keeper OBp

    Dozier h
    Grisham
    Solak
    Frazier c
    Lewis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  101. Trader says:
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    I know Bryant looks off but what do you think of my O’Neill and D’Arnaud for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want O’Neill

      • Trader says:
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        Ok. I had too many bats so traded Dozier and Trevor May for Lugo and Karinchak. Hate to trade for relievers but it is a holds and saves league so hopeful Hand blows up. Twins have so many bullpen guys I am glad to be done with May

  102. DonnieB says:
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    How about O’Neill or Teoscar?

    How about Bass,Anderson or Diaz?

    How about Javier or Odorizzi?

    Thank you and Happy Sunday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

      Bass, but don’t know who half these guys are

      Javier

      • Donnie says:
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        Nick and Edwin. Speculating Edwin gets job back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  103. Bri Guy says:
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    10 team mixed, H2H, 6(OBP)x6, weekly lineups. Injuries to LeMeiu & Bichette leaving me needing a bat. Lots of free agents available. Please rank top 3, for next week (week 4). (I am avoiding Reds & their upcoming opponents, KC & STL, in case those series get cancelled).
    -Nimmo, Santander, JP Crawford, D. Peralta, Bohm, Canha, Ruiz, Aguilar, Tauchman, Moreland, K. Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, Calhoun, Ruiz

  104. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    oh baby these STL RP that are up for pretty sure their first time ain’t looking good so far, r-ram allows 4 str HR’s. gant/gallegos/miller so far look good, we’ll see on webb and genesis has good stuff. they need helsley and whitley back quick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They need their starters to go more than 5 IP too

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        hudson only 4 today, the guys behind r.ram have look interesting good mostly. kaminsky was highly drafted a long time ago

  105. Trader says:
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    Here is my new lineup come Tuesday. Keeping D’Arnaud until we hear more on Sal Perez. Holds and Saves are separate cats.

    S Perez
    Murphy, Suarez, D Smith
    McMahon, Tatis, Story
    Rosario, Laureano, Frazier, Happ, O’Neill/Choo
    DH-Ohtani
    Cole, Hendricks, Buehler, Giolito
    Iglesias, Lugo, Rosenthal, , Rainey, Karinchak

    Wire: Joc, Sano, Kendrick, Newman, Grichuk, Cutch
    Odorizzi, Javier, Hauser, Waino, Gaus
    Sulser, Reyes, Pagan, Jeffress

    1. Assuming Sal is ok, drop D’Arnaud for?
    2. Second base remains a mystery for me. Dropped Kendrick after two days out and was rewarded by McMahon. But he feels like a Coors batty. Hold or ?
    3. Muncy could be available which may solve 2b. Probably cost me Iglesias and D’Arnaud. Worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes
      2. Hold
      3. No

      • Trader says:
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        Thank you. So dropping D’Arnaud for which wire guy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grichuk

          • Trader says:
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            Like it. New Coors Field

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  106. William Hung says:
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    Adalberto needs to stop doing his Mallex Smith impression

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • William Hung says:
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        Didn’t realize the floor was so low with this guy – and now he’s probably going to be batting in the bottom 3rd of the lineup until he snaps out of it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully not long since they don’t really have anyone

  107. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    pressly good good innings in a row (and 4 out of last 5), saves only him or buttrey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pressly

  108. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Gray, made it to first….only real week cat is saves

    I have Nick Anderson and Workman

    I could grab Buttrey off waivers

    Or

    Trade a 2nd rounder for Neris or Lugo or Pomeranz

    15 team keep 11

  109. Play Ball says:
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    Saves + Holds league and I need a third RP.

    Available choices. Which one to take?

    1. Pressly – Been better last 3 appearances and if he’s right again I like having the closer for the Astros.

    2. Colome

    3. Rafael Montero

    4. Sergio Romo – Has 8 S+H

    5. Taylor Rogers

    6. Romano

  110. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Who gets the most benefit of Pham being injured in San Diego?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naylor, maybe splits with others

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