Matthew Boyd (3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.63) is the ultimate poison pill. If I could, I’d hack into my opponent’s team and put Boyd on their team, and the crazy thing is they’d prolly thank me because there are a lot of FanBoydz out there who think he’s somehow worth owning. Sorry, not just worth owning, but people actively want him. It’s a sickness, FanBoydosis. People affected with FanBoydosis, aka FanBoydz, want you to believe there is so much more here. Oh, there could be, but he needs to stop allowing home runs. He goes from an ace to an Ace of Clubbed from start to start with no consistency, but that K/BB is so tantalizing–Hold up! I’ve been afflicted by FanBoydosis. I’m 250 words into a post about the Brewers and Corbin Burnes (7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.99), talking about Boyd. Not sure what they feed the Brewers’ pitchers — hops? — but Burnes is now throwing his fastball 96 MPH, up from 95, and has completely changed his pitch mix (slider and fastball way less with a cutter and change added). He was essentially a two-pitch pitcher, and now throws four. His 12.7 K/9, 3.8 BB/9 is giving me the feels that I thought I’d get from Woodruff. Is Burnes a number one? Time will tell, but he has the makings. Also, in this game, Jedd Gyorko (2-for-5, and his 6th and 7th homer) went double dong like Jennifer Connelly, and I don’t even want to look at the Player Rater to see how much higher Gyorko is than a bunch of guys who I own. My mental health isn’t worth it. I get it, it’s not Jedd; I’m the Gyorko. Next up, Jacob Nottingham (1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer. Fun fact! Nottingham was the not very successful spin-off to Mountcastle. Now Orlando Arcia (4-for-6, 3 runs) didn’t homer, but four-hit games from Orlando gives Florida Man a good name. Over to Ryan Braun (3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) who hit his 3rd homer. Have I mentioned the Brewers scored 19 runs? Flavor Flav through sobs, “Yeah, Boyd.” Finally, Tyrone Taylor (4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 1st major league homer. He looks like a Quad-A prospect and sounds like a silent film star. Tyrone Taylor Chaplin-steps into frame, motions that his pockets and skills are empty, then a silent film title card reads, “What about Matthew Boyd?” Not you too, Tyrone! Well, with 19 runs scored, at least I have Keston Hiura. He went 0-for-2 without a run scored?Holy ticker tease! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Adam Duvall – 3-for-4, 5 runs, 9 RBIs and his 11th, 12th and 13th homer. This is the 2nd time he’s homered three times in a game this year, and the first time was only eight days ago. That’s one week for John, Paul, George or Ringo! Wow, Duvall’s really swinging Aunt Shelley well this year. Raise your hand if you had Adam Duvall as your NL MVP, and drafted him in every league. Okay, everyone with their hand down can now begin to cry. It’s gonna be hilarious when you’re at the end of the season looking at Duvall on waivers with more homers and RBIs than anyone on your team. Hee-larious.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 8th homer. Pretty cool that baseball is like a game of bingo, but instead of Manfred picking out balls with numbers, he picks out SuperBalls that will get crushed for home runs on routine fly-outs, and he sends them off to certain games. I wrote up the Brewers’ game for the lede thinking 19 runs was a lot. Joke’s on me, Jack! Are the Braves still scoring runs?

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1) as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “If we get paid for when we’re at jury duty, I’m not sure why I can’t ask for pay while on trial for failure to pay child support.”

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer. The French Terminator doing it for the red, white and blue, but no stars, because French.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. Tildaddy says you can have an ice pop!

Pablo Lopez – 1 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.50 vs. Tommy Milone – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.69. “Hey, what ya wanna do for our spa day?” “I don’t know, ruin someone’s ratios.” “Hmm, I know a game where we can ruin two pitchers’ ratios in one full swoop.” “Well, swoop me in!” That was the Regression Fairies just absolutely crushing my hopes and dreams with Pab-Lo. In fairness to him, one play went different in the 2nd, and it might’ve been a different outing for him. In fairness to me, there is no fairness to me.

Lewis Brinson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. About ten days ago, I said Brinson looked like he’s showing signs of the hitter he can be, and hasn’t really let up since. Every at-bat I see of him, he’s on the ball, and turning out good at-bats.

Jazz Chisholm – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. He had the two hardest parts of the cycle by the 4th inning, and I started making Jazz hands around the house like I had a WAP! Wet ass polish. Like nail polish. I was waving my hands. Wait, what did you think I meant?

Deivi Garcia – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.06, as he was recalled from the alternate training site, and sent back there by the time you read the end of this sentence if I stall long enough but maybe not but maybe so but maybe–Well, he’ll prolly be sent back there. By the by, have you seen Deivi pitch? He’s 4’11” and weighs 94 pounds. That’s not an exaggeration.

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .234. Before yesterday’s game, Torres shut off his Netflix and said, “Wait, quarantine’s over?”

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (5) and legs (2), hitting .355. I know, I know, I KNOW! I said I’d never doubt LeMahieu again, but five homers and two steals? This is what we’re excited about? *thinks about owning Ketel Marte* Okay, fair enough.

Rowdy Tellez – Hit the IL with a knee strain, and is done for the year. Wonder if Tellez suffers from Gamelitis, the ailment that affects young players who get injured when they finally get a chance to play, named after Mat Gamel, whose name is being kept alive by me and me only (okay, and maybe him).

Nate Pearson – Will return as a reliever, if he can build up enough stamina. This sounds like a nothing story, but I bet this turns out to be one of those stories we go back to next year when Pearson still can’t throw 5+ innings. Way to ruin a young arm. What, is the Angels’ pitching staff now managing the Jays?

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.12 vs. Danny Duffy – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.24. *Manfred picking a ball out for the Indians/Royals game* “Shoot, this game’s gonna be low-scoring.” Any hoo! Carrasco is owned (or should be), and Duffy is a Streamonator call.

Robert Gsellman – Hit the IL with a fractured rib. Todd Frazier blamed Gsellman’s rib on Adam’s Eaton.

Jeff McNeil – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. Ever since I said if he homers every game this week, he’d be back on a 23-homer pace like last year, and he’s homered every game this week. Let me try something, Ketel Marte will have his wrist magically healed and be worth the 3rd round pick by me in every league. Anything…?

Pete Alonso – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .234. Albombso!

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer. Before Mets’ GM Brodie Van Whatner gets fired this offseason, he should trade Conforto for Ken Giles. Just one finishing stunod move.

Andres Gimenez – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Amed who?! Amed Rosario was the Mets’ shortstop before Gimenez–I know, Random Italicized Voice, it’s a figure of speech. “Amed who” isn’t a figure of speech.

DJ Stewart – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and five homers in the last four games. You can try to find a hotter schmotato, but I don’t think you’re gonna be able to. Unless Adam “Three-Homer” Duvall is available.

Ryan Mountcastle – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .383. Shocked at what a mature hitter he appears to be, but I should’ve known since BBC’s Mountcastle is for mature audiences.

Danny Santana – Underwent elbow surgery where an internal brace is inserted rather than one of Tommy John’s tendon. Wonder if he ran out.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th steal, hitting .322. Look at Israeli Diner-Falafel being Treat Urner while Treat-Urner is Mike Trout.

James McCann – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and two homers (4, 5). He said afterwards, “The first home run was for my brother, Brian, and the 2nd homer was for my can.” That stuff chokes me up.

Dane Dunning – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.70. He’s been so excellent and should be rostered in every league, so don’t take this the wrong way, but I want to show his line vs. the Pirates to every pitcher who faces them, and be like, “See? This is what you do vs. the Pirates. It’s not that hard.”

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. Moistasskiss! (Finally.)

Trevor Bauer – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.74. He singlehandedly softened the blow of Pab-Lo. I guess that’s a Pa-blo.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.77. The bar is so high for him that even a solid, if unremarkable start is, well, unremarkable.

Matt Kemp – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. He doesn’t play every day, so Bud Black must not realize he’s 40-something.

David Dahl – Activated from the IL, but didn’t play. Every time Dahl is activated from the IL, he gets injured again. Crazy coincidence that is.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer. If one can have a quiet top five overall season, Trevor’s that Story.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. Guess who got him in FAAB in his NL-Only leagues this past weekend? This guy with two thumbs and amazing hair!

Zach Davies – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.48. Speaking of NL-Only, but really any leagues, Davies was so cheap in the preseason, he should’ve been drafted just for his starts in Petco. Alas, I did not. Hope you did.

Howie Kendrick – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. Technical name for a hamstring strain is a Strainedivarius.

Luis Garcia – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.96. Okay, I’m not saying there’s only T. Rogers and Luis Garcias in the league, but I’m not saying there’s not.

Yuli Gurriel – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. Man, this guy is such a 2nd half hitter. Unfortch, the 2nd half this year is 18 more games.

Justin Smoak – Signed with the Giants. Sending Smoak to the Bay Area feels like cruel and unusual punishment right now.

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50. I streamed him in one mixed league, due to the Streamonator, and will cut him for someone else today. Cause I’m cold as ice!

Mike Yastrzemski – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer. Hey, Yaz Jr. Jr., hit nine homers in a game, and then you can sniff Adam Duvall’s junk, you peasant!

Ketel Marte – Hit the IL with a wrist injury. Oh, so they were hiding that for the last six weeks or no? I’m guessing yes, and that’s why he’s been awful all year. Pretty awesome stuff. Excuse me, I’m going to mutter some nonsense as I walk into traffic until I’m arrested. Was a super fun year to own Marte, super super–Abruptly screaming at the heavens, “WHY?!” Anyway, Marte’s likely done for the year. Really, super awesome. “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” — Quote from Shakespeare who also owned Ketel Marte in all his leagues.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Excellent report! Don’t burnout before the season ends!

    a. True story on Luis Garcia. Went to lookup his baseball card on baseball cube. Finally found it after three (3) other Luis Garcia’s came up!!! Seriously though, the guy has never pitched above A+ (well he did pitch in MLB yesterday so I guess that phrase is incorrect.). Fastball, K/BB and no one will be able to get a good hit off of him. He has poise, don’t know how.

    b. True story, had Duvall rostered and active in my lineup last night in one of my 2 RCLs!

    c. MLB quote of the day for September 10, 2020

    ‘When you win you eat better, sleep better and your beer tastes better. And your wife looks like Gina Lollobrigida.’

    John ‘Johnny’ Michael Pesky (born John Michael Paveskovich), aka ‘The Needle’ and ‘Mr Red Sox’. He was a good friend of fellow teammate Bobby Doerr from yesterday!

    Tough to retire, he was the first player to score 6 runs in a 9-inning game.

    His 162-game average.
    704 PA, 605 AB, 111 R, 186 H, 29 2B, 6 3B, 2 HR, 52 RBI, 84 BB, 28 K, .307/.394/.386 slash line, 107 OPS+, 234 TB

    His best year was his 1946 season, though 1942 was great and he spent 1943-1945 serving the military (WWII, etc.) so he could have 3 pretty good seasons.

    1946
    703 PA, 621 AB, 115 R, 208 H, 43 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR, 55 RBI, 72 BB, 22 K, .324/.393/.392 slash line, 126 OPS+, 265 TB

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • pinkman says:
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      Hey Ante! Another bit of trivia- the Right-field foul pole at Fenway is nicknamed “Pesky’s Pole”

      Pretty light hitter. Wonder if he was a speed guy? Didn’t see you list his steals

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        Although would be mighty dumb to steal when you’re hitting in front of Teddy Ballgame lol

        • galica says:
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          Hey Pinkman!

          Thanks a lot. Totes forgot about that in Fenway Park.

          On steals didn’t include them ’cause his average was like 6 or 7 per year with 4 or 5 CS. As you say he was one of the table setters for Williams and it’d be dumb not to be on base ahead of him.

          Cheers,
          Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Are you sure it’s not Luis Garcia the Nats MI?

      B. Awesome! I had one run from my entire team, somehow

      C. Wow, great quote!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        a. Thanks, as great as the quote is you are greater. Trust me.

        b. Saw that SON increased Gray from $0.2 to $7.2 for his start tonight at the Cubs (Alzolay). Desperately need W, K.

        League 1
        20 W (tied for 5th)
        269 K (9th with 236 2/3 IP)

        League 2
        24 W (3-way tie for 2nd)
        364 K (tied for 5th with 316 1/3 IP)

        I’m leaning yes. What do you say?

        c. Could you mansplain the IP limit and what happens when a team goes over the limit? A team is over right now in one league (516 2/3) and in the other league a team is really close (487 2/3).

        d. Discovered that our dog is not Bichon Frise but rather….Coton de Tulear!!! It explains a lot.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Aw geez!

          B. Yes

          C. They should no longer accrue stats, you mean in RCL? That’s a Truss question, if so

          D. How did you just discover this?

          • galica says:
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            Grey!

            Thanks for the advice.

            How? Well for starters his former owner was not a rocket scientist (that’s putting it nicely). Second my wife saw a documentary by the American Kennel Club and then saw Simba and how they described him to a tee. So that’s that, he’s a Coton de Tulear.

            Good luck tonight, hope your dream team scores 30 runs, 30 RBIs and 10 HR. Seriously you need to dream big on your team. One night I went to bed dreaming my team would get 2 W, 2S, 16 IP with 20K. The result? My team got 3 W, 2 S, 17 2/3 IP and 23 K! If you dream it, it could happen, if you don’t dream it will NEVER happen.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, makes sense!

              I need to dream harder

  2. Dave D says:
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    Sonofabench, Ozzie Albies. Insult to injury.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Almost didn’t activate him bc I figured there’d be rust. Tossed him in anyway. Glad I did! Sorry you didn’t :(

      • Dave D says:
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        Well, I have him in NFBC which locked line-ups on Monday for M-TH, so that would’ve been risky I guess. But so was starting Chavis instead because my 2nd string 2B, D. Flecther was also on I.L. You know it’s a bad year when you’re going to 3rd or 4th string guys at multiple positions to field a starting line-up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, couldn’t start him in NFBC

        • Cram It says:
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          Like starting the year with an OF of:
          Harper
          Laureano
          Dahl
          Domingo
          Kingery

          And ending up with:
          Harper
          Winker
          A-Dick
          Mountcastle
          Inciarte

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

          • Dave D says:
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            That’s tough. Looked good going in didn’t it? Crazy year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I had a sonavabench, I had no offense yesterday, somehow when two teams scored ~50 runs combined

      • Dave D says:
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        Looked like a Falcons/Dolphins boxscore in Atlanta.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, at least Atlanta held the lead right?

  3. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Great write up. We’re coming into crunch time!

    I only have 3 moves left.

    1) Do I drop Villar or Lux for Andres Gimenez if I need some SAGNOF, or wait and see a few days?

    2) Could also drop my bench bat Arozarena for a guy like Margot- or hold?

    Thank you!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Drop Villar if you need SAGNOF? Seems counter-prodcutive.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Hold on all accounts I say

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  4. William Hung says:
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    McNeil is doing a great Lucas Duda impression

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha – wet tail!

  5. Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limit of 3 moves/week

    Currently in a first round bye, preparing for next weeks semi-finals. With K. Marte going down and no current news on Fletcher, I’m in need of a 2B. At the same time any other guys you would swap out from my team for wire guys ?

    WIRE
    HIT –A. Duvall, A. Dickerson, J. Upton, B. Miller (MI), W. Castro (MI), A. Gimenez (MI), J. Profar (MI), H. Alberto (MI), K. Wong (MI), B. Belt, A. McCutchen, M. Moreland, C. Hernandez, J. Berti (MI), DJ Stewart

    PIT – Y. Kikuchi, M. Fiers, T. Anderson, B. Anderson, M. Minor, A. Mills, K. Gibson, T. Roark, K. Bubic

    My team:
    C – Y. Grandal
    1B – A. Rizzo
    2B – EMPTY
    3B – E. Suarez
    SS –T. Turner
    CI –P. Goldschmidt
    MI – I. Happ
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – M. Conforto
    RF – C. Yelich
    Util – L. Voit
    BN – Y. Gurriel
    BN – R. Grichuk
    IL – K. Marte
    IL – D. Fletcher

    SP – C. Bassit
    SP – S. Gray
    SP – A. Civale
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    RP – A. Colome (RP)
    P – B. Hand (RP)
    P – C. Paddack
    BN – D. Keuchel (DTD)
    BN – W. Buehler (DTD)
    BN – C. Burnes
    BN – G. Marquez
    BN – C. Martinez
    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall for Grichuk, Gimenez over C-Mart

  6. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    happy thursday

    who would you drop to get albies back in the lineup

    W. Smith
    C. Bellinger
    J. Villar
    O. Albies(I)
    V. Guerrero
    B. Miller(R)
    T. Story
    B. Harper
    J. Soto
    I. Happ
    R. Laureano(R)
    A. Riley(R)
    M. Olson
    L. Giolito
    S. Gray
    J. Lester
    C. Paddack
    T. McKenzie
    D. Kremer(R)
    M. Fried(I)
    C. Burnes
    K. Maeda
    N. Anderson(R)

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Brad “Was Never For Real” Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with JKJ

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        thanks guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  7. David D says:
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    I forgot to activate Albies because I had Lopez going. But I have Cole and Voit and am in firdt place by ALOT. Would you drop Lopez to activate Albies or hold and wait to see if Pueblo can still pitching good next time? The other guy wants to trade but still thinking I’m in first?

    • Dave D says:
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      Imposter!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, lose Pablo

  8. scoboticus says:
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    dubya tee eff

    • scoboticus says:
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      Okay, not an HTML expert. I guess using less than/greater than makes text invisible?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, dubya tee eff indeed

  9. The Great Knoche says:
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    In case you were curious. Streaming Tommy Milone yesterday vs Marlins, while you already had Lopez going, hoping to get a win out of one of them was the incorrect strategy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, sorry, that does make my Lopez start in just about every league feel a little better

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Glad to help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, sorry!

  10. scoboticus says:
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    “Wakes up in alternate universe, discovers Braves are an offensive team”
    dubya tee eff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna, Albies, Freeman, ya had to have a little bit of an idea

      • scoboticus says:
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        True, but as a lifelong Braves fan, it’s a lot to wrap my head around. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  11. Savoy Special says:
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    10 team H2H redraft. 6×6. Runs, Hits, HR, SB, RBI, OBP for the hitting side.

    I have 1 free roster spot as I need to DL Rowdy Tellez (amazing as I added him because I lost Teoscar)

    Activate Justin Turner or Nick Senzel from the IL? I’m in a bye week so this is for next week

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  12. Matthew Bauer says:
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    Streamonator just can’t quit Boyd either!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, it’s that K/BB I think

  13. CT Old School says:
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    My draft resulted in absolutely no roster flexibility, so I traded Freeman (I had Olsen, too) for Ketel Marte. To quote the twerpy maitre’d from Ferris Bueller, “I weep for the future.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, ouch

  14. scoboticus says:
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    How was Mitch Moreland unowned in an NL-only league? Are there only two teams?

    • Probably because he was traded from the AL and it was the first time that he was available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, what mcneil said — I said it was FAAB

      • scoboticus says:
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        Doh!

  15. mojoman says:
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    seriously, this is new career high. very funny article, Grey
    hahaha
    ps. as another Ketel owner, I can feel your wrath hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! It’s so frustrating

  16. nickyk13 says:
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    Grey, keeper question.

    12 team 5×5 OPS and QS league. Get to keep 4 players for 3 years no salary or draft picks associated with the keeper.

    My pitching is strong I have Darvish, Bundy, Maeda, Paddack, Buehler, Luzardo.
    My hitting is Harper, JD Martinez, Matt Champman, Matt Olson, T Anderson, Verdugo

    Trading is tough at this point of the season so this is who I got. Leaning towards Darvish, Buehler, Harper and who’s the last guy.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Between Anderson, Olson, Chapman, prolly that order

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      I’m leaning Maeda

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      But if you don’t want to keep three pitchers, that’s probably wise. I just think Maeda is the fourth best of that bunch.

      Anderson is safest; Olson has the most upside if he can get even a decent batting average going.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Better hold bat than arm

  17. Cyler says:
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    What are your thoughts on this trade in a 10 team dynasty league. Ops and QS.

    Yoan Moncada
    Austin Meadows
    Zac Gallen

    For

    Arenado
    Ketel Marte
    Walker Buhler
    Drew Waters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side

  18. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Jose Ramirez ($53) for Jesse Winker ($28) and minor league prospect Drew Waters? I have Alec Bohm($5), Alex Bregman ($35)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        is it because of winker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get more

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            here is his roster. who else should I ask for:

            C Willson Contreras (CHC) $12.00
            C/1B Christian Vazquez (BOS) $11.00
            1B/OF Mark Canha (OAK) $6.00
            1B/3B Yandy Diaz (TB) $6.00
            1B/3B Maikel Franco (KC) $18.00
            1B/3B Colin Moran (PIT) $6.00
            1B Anthony Rizzo (CHC) $36.00
            2B/SS/OF Garrett Hampson (COL) $6.00
            2B/SS/OF Kike Hernandez (LAD) $6.00
            2B/3B/SS Luis Urias (MIL) $6.00
            3B Rafael Devers (BOS) $33.00
            3B Kyle Seager (SEA) $7.00
            3B/OF Yoshi Tsutsugo (CWS) $5.00
            3B Justin Turner (LAD) $33.00
            SS Nick Ahmed (ARI) $11.00
            SS Elvis Andrus (TEX) $21.00
            OF Franchy Cordero (KC) IL (+) $5.00
            OF Adam Eaton (WAS) $17.00
            OF Andrew McCutchen (PHI) $32.00
            OF David Peralta (ARI) $20.00
            OF Josh Reddick (HOU) $6.00
            OF Raimel Tapia (COL) $6.00
            OF Jesse Winker (CIN) $28.00
            OF Mike Yastrzemski (SF) $20.00
            SP/RP Tyler Alexander (DET) $5.00
            SP/RP Tyler Clippard (MIN) $5.00
            SP Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) $31.00
            SP Kevin Gausman (SF) $6.00
            SP Jon Gray (COL) $22.00
            SP Andrew Heaney (LAA) $30.00
            SP Kyle Hendricks (CHC) $29.00
            SP Jakob Junis (KC) $9.00
            SP Reynaldo Lopez (CWS) $8.00
            SP Joe Musgrove (PIT) IL $11.00
            SP Dillon Peters (LAA) $6.00
            SP/RP Jose Quintana (CHC) $21.00
            SP Antonio Senzatele (COL) $7.00
            SP Jose Urena (MIA) IL $7.00
            SP/RP Alex Wood (LAD) IL $18.00
            SP Jordan Yamamoto (MIA) $6.00
            SP Jose Alvarez (PHI) $34.00
            RP Wade Davis (COL) IL $37.00
            RP Chris Devenski (HOU) IL $6.00
            RP Jairo Diaz (COL) $5.00
            RP Sean Doolittle (WAS) $30.00
            RP Kevin Ginkel (ARI) $10.00
            RP Joe Kelly (LAD) IL $20.00
            RP Hansel Robles (LAA) $47.00
            RP Shun Yamaguchi (TOR) $8.00

            Minor leaguers
            C Korey Lee (HOU)
            C Ryan Lidge (NYY)
            1B/OF Tristan English (ARI)
            1B Chris Gittens (NYY)
            1B Joseph Naranjo (CLE)
            2B Tyler Callihan (CIN)
            2B/SS Glenallen Hill, Jr. (ARI)
            2B Michael Massey (KC)
            2B/SS Jamie Westbrook (ARI)
            3B Seth Gray (MIN)
            SS Keoni Cavaco (MIN)
            SS Greg Jones (TB)
            SS Spencer Steer (MIN)
            OF Jordan Brewer (HOU)
            OF Brenton Doyle (COL)
            OF Cole Roederer (CHC)
            OF Shane Sasaki (TB)
            OF Nick Schnell (TB)
            SP,RP/LHP Jake Agnos (NYY)
            SP/RHP Franklyn Kilome (NYM)
            SP,RP/RHP Toney Locey (STL)
            SP,RP/RHP Gunner Mayer (PHI)
            SP/RP/RHP Jon Olczak (MIL)
            SP/LHP Jojo Romero (PHI)
            SP/LHP Ethan Small (MIL)
            SP,RP/RHP Levi Stoudt (SEA)
            RP/LHP Erik Miller (PHI)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He has no one

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                so pass then

  19. jimmy suitcase says:
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    Howdy Grey – you dropping any of the below doods for Garrett Cooper and/or Brian Anderson?

    Needing some help in RBIs, R, and AVG

    Drop one of these? Jean Segura, JD Davis, Kyle Lewis or Brandon Lowe? Davis, Lewis and Lowe are cold AF over the past two+ weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I wouldn’t but can understand why you want to…Maybe Davis for Cooper if you wanna gamble

      • jimmy suitcase says:
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        I know… JD Davis hitting 3rd and only driving in 13 runs on the year, 3 in the last month! So frustrating.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, that’s my problem there, he’s hitting 3rd

          • JKJ

            JKJ says:
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            I genuinely thought he’d contend for MVP

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Still half a season left maybe he can!

  20. Schoolboy P says:
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    Matt Barnes still the closer? Drop him for Tony Watson in SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnes is closer, Watson is in committee

  21. Jason Murray says:
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    Please pick 2 as my bench bats for the last few weeks: Pillar, Victor Reyes, Dalbec, Duvall, and Heyward. Their positions aren’t a factor for me. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall, Reyes

  22. Mark says:
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    McNeil is so interesting. He was suppossed to be only an average steals guy. It seems he’s an above average homers guy with a high average.

    I would love for him to be healthy an entire year and see what he really is. It seems he gets an injury here and there and underperforms for a few weeks, then gets on fire the rest of the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He did pretty well last year showing what he can do

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Ikr. I mean, I thought Mets were gonna have JD Davis raking, a healthy Cespedes raking, Alonso raking, healthy McNeil as an OBP machine, Conforto raking, Dom Smith doing thangs…so much potential in that lineup.

  23. Mark says:
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    Is Riley having a breakout? His batting eye seems much improved. Reminds me of a 2nd year Kris Bryant in terms of strikeout improvement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so, but super small sample…maybe?

      • Mark says:
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        I am thinking small sample also. His last 50 abs have been close to elite imo. At least the numbers.

        Maybe it’s luck or that small sample as you said. It just matches the changes I real about in the off season about going the other way, using the whole field, adjusting his stance a bit….things I really know nothing about.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed, it’s promising

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      He made approach adjustments in the offseason. He’s paying attention to his flaws and working to correct them. I believe in the upside moving forward

  24. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick top 2 streamers?

    Hudson home vs Cin
    Mahle at Cards
    Happ home vs Balt
    C.Anderson home vs Mets
    Montgomery home vs Balt
    Paddack home vs Dodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack, Happ

  25. Cohen says:
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    Follow up question
    Pick 2 please
    Happ home vs Balt
    Bassitt at Tex
    Sheffield at Ariz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt, Happ

  26. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    The Burnes ace train has left the station! Love the pitch mix, love the better walks, + [fans self with handkerchief] over that K/9.

    For next week’s crazy schedule, I’m looking to hold 1st and have points to gain in AVG and R. Would you prioritize getting Kolten Wong (10 games next week all against Brewers and Pirates) over 6-gamers on your roster like Schoop, Cronenworth, and Solak?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

      Yeah, Wong over those others

  27. JR says:
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    1.starting alcantara today vs philly?
    2. who would you pick up OBP AVG Steals Runs RBI HR OPS league
    lux grisham or aguilar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I am
      2. Grisham

  28. fausto

    fausto says:
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    I thought I was the only one noticing that brinson might be rosterable in a 15tm. I need some SB. I just lost M.Chapman and Kepler and slipped to 3rd place since, missed duvall last week by a $2 lolz. Yesterday someone went from 8th to 2nd with A 17 point day! Heres to hoping I can get travis shaw for $1.
    2020 is the worst!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, it is so insane

  29. Play Ball says:
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    Duvall or Kyle Tucker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        Duvall or Nick and Holly’s kid Randy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • hal_incandenza says:
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            Sorry. Meant Duvall or Randy Arozarena

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Duvall

              • hal_incandenza says:
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                Thanks

  30. Jr says:
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    1. Starting Alcantara vs Philly?
    2. 10 team OBP OPS AVG HR RBI SB runs league

    who would you pick up lux Aguilar or grisham

    thank you sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I am
      2. Grisham

  31. hondo says:
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    Lux or Heston?
    Any hope for JDM?I’m pretty much ready to move on after today’s last chance start if there’s more blah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heston? Do you mean Keston? Him

      I have lost hope for JDM

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        I think he’s talking about Chris or Charlton.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shelton?

      • hondo says:
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        Yeah.
        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    So, I dropped Duvall in a shallow league to pick up Upton who was hitting .390 in the past 2+ weeks and headed to Coors Fri-Sun. Then after Upton went down, I picked up Laureano because I didn’t like the Duvall-Pablopez matchup. Hittertron concurred. I’m a 40 year old bald Joe Madden with nice abs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, Gabe Kapler appreciates your stomach workouts

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        In light of these recent missteps, and several others, I’ve decided to seek your counsel. For today:

        Edman vs Zimmerman (-2) Skubal (-7)

        or

        Moustakas vs. Alzolay (10)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moist

  33. RicoSuave says:
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    16 team h2h points league…

    Duval or K Lewis?

    Mondesi or D Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

      Mondesi

  34. whitey herzog says:
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    Hey guys!

    Starting to recover pitcher ratios in a roto league, finally. Do I dare start Manaea at home v. Houston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • whitey herzog says:
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        Appreciate it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • whitey herzog says:
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            Update: You beautiful man!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sexy, right?

  35. jake says:
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    Hi Grey,

    What range of $ value you expect Kyle Lewis and Zack Davies to go next year?

    Or about what ranked OF/SP? Top 20? top 30?

    Trying to assess a keeper trade. Mookie at $32 or those two combined $6.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis prolly around top 25 OF — Davies nowhere near — around top 60 SP

    • Cram It says:
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      Mookie. Not close.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with Cram

      • jake says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. FireRobManfred says:
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    At the beginning of the season both Burnes and Houser were on waivers and I took Houser :( :( :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *Michael Scott grimace*

      • Big Dog says:
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        Yeah I dropped Burnes after his bleh start against the Pirates and he hasn’t let up a run since!

        Face to palm!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch

  37. hondo says:
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    Gimenez or Keston? I was playing Ketel at 2B but dropped him the day before he got IL’ed.

    I picked up Kike Hernandez for todays batty call since he’s 20-40 vs Madbum,but need to fill 2B ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keston

      • hondo says:
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        Thanks.In the last week my hot water heater sprung a leak and had to be replaced,my dishwasher stopped draining at the end of the cycle and I had an oak limb drop on my house and take out my gutters during a tornado warning.

        Then I started Boyd.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yikes, that sucks

  38. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Garrett Cooper’s 9 games (PHI BOS WASH) over C Walker’s 6 games (@LAA @HOU) or Muncy’s 7 games (4 @COL, 3 @SD)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d go 9 games

  39. Tyler says:
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    Just stopped by to say that EARTHGANG drops a new album the 25th! Hail the EG!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LFG!

  40. William Hung says:
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    Can we get Suarez to stop striking out so much again? Right off his 3 HR game, he’s gone back to being useless – unfortunately for me, Miggy Andujar has also been useless last 2 games I’ve played him over Suarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

      • William Hung says:
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        It looks like Laureano is getting better ABs – is it time to see if there’s something there to close out the season? I’d be dropping Andujar in this case

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try him

  41. LG Baseball says:
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    Awesome write up and hope you are keeping well Grey!

    1) Does Ketel’s injury explain this season and do you like a healthy Ketel heading into next year or is 2019 looking like an anomaly?

    2) would you rather have Rendon or Bohm and a first round pick in a keeper? The first round pick could land someone of value in the top 50-75 overall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too! 1) yeah, I think he’s been hurt all year 2) rendon

  42. Scott Kimmel says:
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    would you trade Jose Ramirez for Kris Bryant who is 3B/OF Eligible?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        the guy turned it down. Now the next question is this. For the 2021 season Jose Ramirez will cost $53 and then $58 in ’22. If I can’t make a deal for him over the winter, should I hold on to him for ’21 and then let him go for ’22, or make him a free agent following the end of this season. I have Bohm ($5) and Bregman ($35) as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d keep him for 21

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok then throw him back for ’22

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            How many prospects do you think I should ask for in return for Bregman, since I have Hayes, Bohm and Ramirez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He doesn’t have a good team, find someone else to trade with

  43. rhodyballer says:
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    Pick Pham or Segura back up over Mountcastle or Madrigal (or Laureano, Riley, Peralta)!?

    Start Gonsolin @ COL and Montas @ SF or roll with SAGNOFers like Castillo, Bass, Karinchak, etc?

    Thanks!

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Gleybar also in the mix for the first question (on my bench)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham over Peralta if you can wait until he’s activated

      Montas

  44. Donnie says:
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    Dunning or Javier for this year and as keeper? Is it close?

    Is it time to drop Rizzo? For.Stewart,Solak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunning, it’s close

      Nah

  45. Joe Beísbol says:
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    You didn’t only give me a thumbs up on Mahle yesterday, but gave me once against Boyd. I listened, I followed, and woot. Socially distanced fist pump!

    Are any of the following still a hold?

    Barlow (because Holland got the save yesterday and oof, committee?)
    Chapman (has yet to resume baseball activities, but OAK keeps not putting him on the IL)
    Suarez (9 Ks in last 11 ABs)
    Winker (1/17, with 8 Ks recently)

    Options available to replace any of these guys include: Bohm, Gimenez, Jeimer, Laureano, Stewart, Tapia (next few games at Coors), G.Richards (streaming)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

      Can lose Barlow, Winker and Chapman — Jeimer, Tapia, Richards

  46. Your killing me Smalls says:
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    Help drop Howard and Evaolid
    Pickup who

    C, Martinez
    M Pineda
    Mahle
    D. Hudson
    C. Hamels
    R, Yarbough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahle, Pineda

  47. DonnieB says:
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    My starting pitching is Bauer,Buehler, Snell, Corbin, Gallen, May, Burnes and Javier. Can you see replacing any of them with Urquidy,Dunning,or Weaver? Dunning has two starts next week. If you were cutting one for a closer, which guy would you cut? Rogers and Hudson are on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope — I’d cut Javier if any of them — I’d go Dunning if he has good matchups, I have no idea if he does

  48. Cram It says:
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    Jared Walsh batty call. Can’t do no wrong in ‘Perts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At least one of us! My Manaea stream today might be my first excellent stream all year, and there’s two innings to jinx me

      • Cram It says:
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        Looks like you’re safe. I’m terrible at streaming, and thankfully haven’t had to do it much at all in ‘Perts.

        Have Manaea in NFBC. God why did my OF (referenced above) have to totally sh*t the bed?!

        Look at this rotation, again, being the last guy to take an SP.
        Nola
        Soroka (what could have been)
        Lamet
        Maeda
        Plesac
        Manaea
        Sixto
        Dustin May
        Kikuchi

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, glorious…If you had nailed your hitter picks you’d be golden — are we in same league?

          • Cram It says:
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            So it goes.

            Nah, Donkey Teeth’s.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Are you in running?

              • Cram It says:
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                1st might be an outside shot, but top 3 for sure.

                I think you said yours wasn’t doing so well.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I have that’s just very bad and another where I’m maybe 2 points out of 1st

  49. Big Dog says:
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    A lot of questions yesterday about picking up Andujar so I did. I want to apologize to everyone in the Razzball universe who picked him up as well as he went 0 for 5. 3rd Base has been my kryptonite all season. I drafted Moistasskiss and Escobar and that was a disaster. I have gone through JD Davis, Solano, Segura and Riley since. Riley did slow down a lot the past week but scored 5 runs last night in his first game since I dropped him. I am worried that I am not only jinxing hot streaks but I am destroying careers. :-)

    Do you prefer Clint Frazier or Randy Arozarena? Would be dropping Grichuk.

    Also do you prefer Will Smith or D’Arnaud at Catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn you, Big Dog!

      Arozarena if you have bench bats to cover for him if he’s ever out of lineup, otherwise go Frazier

      Smith

  50. Big Dog says:
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    Mookie starting at 2B tonight. Can you imagine if this happens a few more times?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It would be so sweet

  51. Yaz Mantle says:
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    have to drop one for ros : braun, JD Davis, Dalbec

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  52. scoboticus says:
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    I don’t recognize any of these Cards hitting Homer’s tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rangel Ravelo!

      • scoboticus says:
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        Nice!

  53. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Glasnow or Corbin Burnes ROS? Ratios important for my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  54. scoboticus says:
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    Finally! Edman joining in on the fun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  55. Bobby Thistle is Watching says:
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    The one area that the Bots miss is when pitchers are just starting to get stretched out. Manaea a case in point today. He was ramping up to a good, longer home start. He really helped my playoff drive.

    1. Now I am eyeballing Lugo at Toronto. On the road but no Teoscar, Tellez etc. Is he due to pop a great quality start? Or I could go Fiers at Texas or Gaus at San Diego but against Lamet.

    Guidance appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo

  56. William Hung says:
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    Gallegos couldn’t get an out tonight and got pulled due to injury… prayer circle/octagon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, didn’t look good — I’d grab Miller

  57. KrazyIvan says:
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    “The Yankees announced it’s been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as a traditional doubleheader on Friday, with first pitch of the first game at 4:05 p.m.

    Both games will be seven innings.“

    Thank you 2020 baseball for your efforts in rewriting what we think of as traditional baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  58. Gotime says:
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    Well Mondesi just made back half his value in a week …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  59. William Hung says:
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    Sonny Gray is really bumming it now

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