Yesterday, Daniel Poncedeleon was called up and threw no hitter (thru seven innings and then was pulled from game while striking out three hitters, but it’s more fun to say he threw a no-hitter, so ignore this).  Incredibly, Poncedeleon is 478 years old, and he could be the ROY.  *intern whispers in my ear*  That’s an F?  What the hell is, ‘He could be a FOY?’  The fountain of the year?  What are you talking about?  Rookie of the youth?  What are you talking about?  Sorry, having a miscommunication with my intern.  Any hoo!  In Triple-A, he had a 10.1 K/9 — up my giddy! — a 4.7 BB/9 — put my roll on slow! — a 2.15 ERA — getting the fever! — with a 4.99 xFIP — so I’m taking some ‘Tussin.  He might surprise some major league lineups, but he could easily go out and destroy you.  By the way, Bartolo Colon is so intent on 300 wins that he might follow Poncedeleon wherever he goes.  On the reals, Poncedeleon’s dad in the stands after his son threw seven no-hit innings gave me the feels, especially when you figure his dad has to be at least 498 years old.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Martinez – Will throw off the mound in the next few days.  Obliques are so appropriately named.  It’s about as vague as you can get with timetables.  So, rather than the 6-week oblique, he got the 6-day oblique.  Oh *runs with Forrest Gump across the country*  Kay.

Kolten Wong – Hit the DL with knee inflammation.  In other words, Wong is down to his knee.  Hey now!

Bud Norris – 2/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  Apparently, the new Cards manager, Mike Shildt, who I like to call You Don’t Know Jack Shildt, is now using Norris as his closer.  Yes, he used Hicks last week as the closer.  I literally have no idea.

Luis Castillo – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.30.  Castillo just got no run support last night, too bad his team wasn’t facing him.  Snap!  Okay, seriously, he has one 6+ IP start in his last ten games when he’s given up less than three runs.  I know he’s your fetch, but you’re not gonna make him happen.

Justin Turner – Hit the DL with a groin strain.  He injured it about ten days ago, sat out about that long, then played a few innings on Sunday, so the Dodgers can’t backdate Turner’s DL stint.  The book on Dave Roberts’ managerial style, “Playing a 100-Win Team into 89 Wins…And How I Stole 2nd Base in the Playoffs.”

Alex Verdugo – 0-for-0, 1 run as he was called up by the Dodgers and didn’t start.  He appeared in Prospector Ralph’s top 100 fantasy baseball prospects and we talk about him in today’s podcast.  You can hardly wait.  No, you!

Max Muncy – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  Oh, by the by, in case you skim this shizz, Muncy has 23 homers!  It’s game 100!  Were wondering in March who the breakout would be that you could grab off waivers?  It was Max Muncy.  Old news, but needs recapitulation on occasion.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer, hitting .254.  What’s he a 30+ homer guy?  27 homers?  Okay, he’s the Dodgers’ 7th best weapon.  Nobody speak, nobody choke!

Chris Taylor – 2-for-3 and his 12th homer.  The Dodgers just need Machado to be a statue while the rest of the lineup pigeon-craps all over opposing teams.

Ross Stripling – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.43.  It was one start, I wouldn’t go to a 7-Eleven and wait for a 13-year-old with a backpack to tell me where the secret Panic! at the Disco concert is happening.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  Shizz is unreal in LA right now.  Don’t throw anyone against them.

Zach Eflin – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER as he was activated from the DL, and, after that start, might be headed back.  Either way, the Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, but I could see that changing by then if the Reds move a piece or two in the next few days.  Not totally sure who’d they move though.  They ain’t moving Votto, because they owe him about $200 million over the next seven years.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, and 3rd homer in two games.  *whispering* Don’t want to get too excited, but I think Rhysus is heating up.

Maikel Franco – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer.  Hitting over .300 in July and I wouldn’t be surprised if the best trade the Phils make is keeping Maikel as their 3rd baseman.  Okay, he’s not Machado, but he can be solid.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .288.  Not playing every day, but has multiple hits in his six starts.  Hot schmotato alert!

Logan Morrison – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .195, and his 2nd homer in his last three games, dating back a week though.  Not sure why this is, but every white player looks to me like Tackleberry from Police Academy.  It used to just be Shelley Duncan, but it’s now morphed into all of them.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .253.  “Let’s just go ahead and roll the body up in a carpet and stow it in the overhead compartment until we land–Wait!  I think Jose Abreu is alive!”

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Nice to see him rip a ball and not a tendon.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-fro-5 and his 22nd homer, hitting .276.  Au Shizz!

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (0 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  Damn, in Wrigley like it’s nothing.  Epstein’s team couldn’t do anything with Patrick’s; this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.  The ol’ 70+ year reference!  Keeping shizz current!

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer.  I was looking at the Red Sox/Orioles’ box score and didn’t want to write anyone up.  I blame the O’s too, they’re like a giant straw that sucks up the fun.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and three homers in the past four games.  You can’t suck up everything Fun-Sucking Straw!

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .316.  I own him, so respect the game, but I have to say he’s the most yawnstipating top 20 bat.  Get smokin’ hot, ‘man!

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .253.  People have been asking about him in the comments, and maybe now he’ll get hot, but he was hitting .143 in the last week, and hitting 8th.  That’s the new blech.

Charlie Culberson – 4-for-6, 1 run, 3 RBIs, as he filled in for Albies.  I will call him, All C’s, kinda like my college GPA.

Arodys Vizcaino – Few weeks from throwing a baseball.  I need saves so can he kick the ball towards the plate?

Sean Newcomb – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  I grabbed him for yesterday’s start vs. the Mehlins, but the Stream-o-Nator thinks his next start is madness, so I need to find a new way to coif.

Elvis Andrus – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Elvis left the building.  Woohoo *spins noisemaker* Anyhoo!  Willie Calhoun was benched for Ryan Rua with his .198/.228/.380 slashline and he hit higher in the order.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .261.  If I may gleam insight from the comments, what I’ve noticed with Piscotty is, if he is not hitting a home run every single game, no one wants to hold onto him.

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .242.  Let’s celebrate Lucroy’s big game not for us, but for the guy who drafted him two years ago in a keeper and then fell into a coma.  Your team’s showing signs!

Khris Davis – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, and 3rd homer in two games.  Who do you want to face right now, the Indians, Dodgers or A’s?  Not crazy putting the A’s in that mix.

Matt Chapman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer.  He homered off Matt Moore.  Which reminds me, there is more crappy position players pitching this year than any other year, right?

Blake Snell – Hit the DL with a made-up injury to limit his innings.  I can’t believe we don’t have a glossary term for this since it happens all the time in the 2nd half.  Please suggest in the comments a term for a made-up injury to limit a player.  Could also be a made-up injury to limit a hitter from exceeding service time, so preferably not a term pitcher-focused.

Jake Bauers – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .250.  Similar to Piscotty, actually.  How?  Bauers doesn’t know!  Bauers doesn’t know!  I do though.  If Bauers isn’t doing something every single game then every day people are asking to drop him.  Clock running out on Bauers?

Daniel Robertson – 3-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .263.  I’ve wanted to mention him before — at least nine times, prolly.  Why I haven’t?  Bit more like Yawniel.  He does have two homers in two games though, so I could see a hot schmotato.

Luis Severino – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.63.  He’s trying even harder than J.A. Happ to get Happ traded to the Yanks.

Giancarlo Stanton – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .285.  I just want to screenshot everything about Giancarlo from April and how he can’t hit as a Yankee.

Corey Kluber – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.88, but he gave up four more unearned runs for massive ticker shock!  Don’t be giving us box scares like that.

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.11.  Sometimes you just need to try a little kindness.

Brent Suter – Tore his UCL and needs Tommy John surgery.  Or if he were on the Angels, he could take three Flintstone vitamins and pitch again in three months.

Jhoulys Chacin – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.58.  I streamed Chacin for this start, and dropped him before the game was even over.  I’m cold-hearted snake, look into my eyes, Paula Abdul.

Amed Rosario – 1-for-5, 1 run and his 8th steal.  Member in the preseason when I said the Mets will eventually move Rosario to the leadoff spot?  Yeah, didn’t think it would take 97 games for them to realize that, but here we are.

Jacob deGrom – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.71, as he lost the game, moving his record to 5-5.  I really hope he’s the first Cy Young winner, who is a starter, and wins less than seven games.  Murray Chass just said, “He’s just not a clutch performer.”

Yoenis Cespedes – Waiting on his diagnosis for his heel.  Hopefully he’s not waiting with his foot in Syndergaard’s mouth.

  1. Donny Simms says:
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    H2H points league

    I just traded Bumgarner and Kemp for Harper. He’s gonna be amazing second half right? Right?! Just say yes I’m in last place and need emotional support

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Donny Simms: Great trade for you, especially in a keeper or dynasty.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Donny Simms: Nice trade.

  2. Seth Swirsky says:
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    Candidate for the 2018 Line-of-the-Year:” Incredibly, Poncedeleon is 478 years old, and he could be the ROY. “

  3. winteriscoming says:
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    Hey grey trade deadline is coming up and I’m
    Thinking about moving one of my potential keepers since I can only keep five of these guys anyway who do you think out of this bunch 10tm no restrictions just forfeit pick for
    Their round :
    lindor 1st round ( last season guys like max sale Verlander j Turner stras jd dozier went in that round so he’s kinda worth it anyway maybe?)
    Jose Ramirez 5th
    Nola 7th
    Hoskins 25th
    bellinger 25th
    acuna 25th
    Soto 25th
    Aguilar 25th

    Right now acuna Soto bellinger joRam are my definites the last spot is the hard one – you agree with these? Thanks!

      • winteriscoming says:
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        @Oscar: hoskins was the one I was trying to trade but now he’s starting to come on again but I already have bellinger at 1b/of and you’re only allowed 2 of each offensive position and 6 of (but can only start 4) you guys would keep hoskins over Soto? In 4 more AB Soto has like over 100 more points than acuna with our scoring format

  4. Terrence Mann says:
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    I’m still cracking up from yesterday’s Buhner reference.

    With Turner going to the DL, Muncy could get that vaunted last game he needs at 2b for MI eligibility. Get Utley dafuq out of the lineup, Roberts!

    Snell went to the DL, but it’s likely just a Counterfeit Holler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Terrence Mann: Thanks! Seriously on Utley… That’s not bad, will add to list!

    • Roger Anderson says:
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      @Terrence Mann: I pray everynight for that last 2B stint to get the added flexability with Muncy.

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Excellent write-up, it would score a 4.0 GPA or 4.3 in the Canadian university system, your choice!

    a. Got my first Kirby Yates save so am stoked about that.

    b. In my 5X5 RCL, would you drop Hampson for any of the following?

    Gsellman, Calhoun, Poncedeleon or Maybin

    I’m in 2nd with 79.5, need RBIs, HR (6th in both HR and RBIs), Ws (9th in Ws), and Ks (8th at 828K). At 733.2 IP, 4th in S, 2nd in WHIP and 4th in ERA. 1st in runs scored (716) and SB (123).

    At 2nd, I have Dozier, Gordon, Gennett, DeJong and Hampson.
    Have Anderson and DeJong at SS.

    c. When do you let loose and stream more starters? At this rate, I’ll get to 1000 IP so I guess there’s no need to go all out for Ks and Ws or is there?

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for July 24

    English history was an unusually live topic in America just then. The world had suddenly realized that while it was not noticing the Queen had passed Henry VIII., passed Henry VI. and Elizabeth, and gaining in length every day. Her reign had entered the list of the long ones; everybody was interested now–it was watching a race. Would she pass the long Edward? There was a possibility of it. Would she pass the long Henry? Doubtful, most people said. The long George? Impossible! Everybody said it. But we have lived to see her leave him two years behind.

    I measured off 817 feet of the roadway, a foot representing a year, and at the beginning and end of each reign I drove a three-foot white-pine stake in the turf by the roadside and wrote the name and dates on it. Abreast the middle of the porch-front stood a great granite flower-vase overflowing with a cataract of bright-yellow flowers–I can’t think of their name. The vase was William the Conqueror. We put his name on it and his accession date, 1066. We started from that and measured off twenty-one feet of the road, and drove William Rufus’s stake; then thirteen feet and drove the first Henry’s stake; then thirty-five feet and drove Stephen’s; then nineteen feet, which brought us just past the summer-house on the left; then we staked out thirty-five, ten, and seventeen for the second Henry and Richard and John; turned the curve and entered upon just what was needed for Henry III.–a level, straight stretch of fifty-six feet of road without a crinkle in it. And it lay exactly in front of the house, in the middle of the grounds. There couldn’t have been a better place for that long reign; you could stand on the porch and see those two wide-apart stakes almost with your eyes shut.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: I’m smarter in Canada! A. Nice! B. Looks like you need power, only guy helping there is Calhoun, tho not sure which one C. I’ve started to ramp up D. Awesome!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks! You’re smarter in Canada for sure.

        It’s Willie Calhoun. So drop Hampson for Willie?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            To the players switch, not ‘nah’ to I am smarter in Canada

  6. Packers says:
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    The Rays are Hoodwinking us with the injury report about Snell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: Think we can do better than that

  7. Jonas says:
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    “Service DLay”

    • Joel says:
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      @Jonas: ^^this is a good one

    • Foghat says:
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      Section 8 like Klinger in MASH.

      Feel it needs to be pulling a Jamie Farr or something. Like- Snell is on the DL with Jamie Farr disease.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Foghat: Think we can do better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jonas: That’s solid, will add to list!

  8. Coldsooner says:
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    Dodgeballer = Hit the DL with a made-up injury to limit his innings.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Coldsooner:

      Awesome! I came here to say this but it was already here lol.

  9. prescriptionnugs says:
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    groat’s syndrome or groat’s disease?

  10. M says:
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    Back to the DL for Kluber or chalk last night up to the rain delays?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: I haven’t heard anything about an injury, have you?

  11. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Doctor’s Note.

    “Buehler has already thrown 20 innings more than he threw last year — expect the Dodgers to post that Doctor’s Note any day now to let him sit at home and watch cartoons for 3-4 weeks.”

  12. NH says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I have these three trade offers. Which ones would you accept?

    I give Ketel Marte
    I get Odubel Herrera

    I give Starling Marte
    I get Julio Teheran

    I give Starling Marte
    I get Jon Gray

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @NH: Odubel trade is fine. Tell the guy that’s trying to get Marte for his hot garbage to stick it.

      Wouldn’t trade Marte for both of those pitchers.

      • NH says:
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        Okay, but I have seven outfielders.

        • Cram It says:
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          @NH: You can get a better SP back.

    • branta says:
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      @NH:

      https://razzball.com/trade_analyzer_mlb/

      Marte is worth more than 3 times Gray and Teheran combined according to this (assuming a standard 5×5 league).

      Go for someone like Kluber if you’re gonna move Marte. He’s had a rough month so you could catch a break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: 2nd two are terrible, Odubel is solid

  13. Lazer says:
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    Body Faux-tigue

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lazer: Nice, will add to list!

  14. Jeph says:
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    Great stuff as always!

    Seconding the question above – I’m pretty worried about Kluber, surely the Indians will put him on the 10-day to miss a start or two, no?

    Given that, been offered Maeda and Hicks for Darvish and Brantley for Weaver and Verdugo in a dynasty league where I could also use a second catcher…I’m inclined to do both to get a good arm and bat for injuries, underachievement and potential.

    Sound good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeph: Why? Is he injured? I hadn’t heard that You’ve been offered: Maeda and Hicks for Darvish and Brantley for Weaver and Verdugo — what?

      • Jeph says:
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        @Grey: Sweet Jesus that wasn’t clear…

        2 separate deals:
        My Darvish for Maeda and Hicks
        My Weaver and Verdugo for Brantley

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maeda side — Verdugo side

  15. NH says:
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    I am trying to get J.A. Happ in a trade. Who would you send to get him. I am willing to send two guys if needed. Would you send any of these guys for him?

    Votto, Winker, S. Marte, Pollock, Morton, Corbin, C-Mart

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @NH: Only Winker out of those.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: C-Mart and Winker

  16. Gotime says:
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    The Justin Turner/ Dave Roberts and Cespedes blurbs…. I’m not going to ask a question (well let’s say for the next 6 hours).. just wanted to write and say thanks for what you do! Great writing!

  17. buster moon says:
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    Fakeaphobia

    Limititis

    • Ronald Vackar says:
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      @buster moon: I like Limititis! Well done

    • demRibbies says:
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      @buster moon: lol @ Limititis. Also I’m totally down for my Snelly boo to skip the Yankees.

  18. Tigres says:
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    Hey Grey! A couple SP questions: (1) start Ground Chuck Morton @ COL tomorrow? (2) Porcello a regular or a streamer in 12 teamer? As the White Sox would say a decade ago, “Danks you!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: 1. Nah 2. Streamer — Haha

  19. Rufus says:
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    Thanks for the daily content!

    Arenado for Springer and Carrasco.

    Which side? Is it close?

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Rufus: Arenado but close. I could see doing it depending on needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rufus: Agree with WR

  20. Doc Samson says:
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    Awesome write-up! There are two things I will never understand: craving a McRib and who’s the closer on so many teams. Is Hicks worth hanging onto in a ten team, 5×5 roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doc Samson: Haha, I hear ya on both! I’d hold Hicks

  21. Peacecoast says:
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    lol @ cespedes foot in Thor mouth

    seriously tho wtf is wrong with Cesp? He sounds like a major primadonna. “Oooooo my heel hurts and I read on the internet that I might need surgery for bone spurs. I tried to tell the trainers but you know it’s the Mets…”
    so now he wastes a bench slot on my team. Maybe he is just mad cuz he heard you pronounce his name.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could be out for like 18 months!

  22. Brett says:
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    So I’m probably spoiling this weeks lead buy but Eloy Jimenez. When do you see him up? Batting 350 in aaa 7 k’s in 70 ab’s. Chicago has an opening in LF and that’s what he’s been playing. I am hoping to grab him on waivers Wednesday. I hope I don’t jinx this and cost me some faab.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Need to grab him myself!

  23. Fleeced says:
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    Can you choose two? Redraft

    K. Tucker, Calhoun or Jake Bauers

      • Fleeced says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:
        Just to be certain, it was Willie Calhoun. Any change?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Figured it was Kole

          • Fleeced says:
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            @Grey: sorry about that. So hold? Or still Willie

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  24. bigbear says:
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    Glossary term: Clock-blocked.

    All C’s? As in there is no C?

  25. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Thanks. One more time….I mustache you a question…I have Ian Happ at MI but he’s eligible at 1B. I can pick up your boy Hampson and drop CJ Cron.

    Do you love Hampson that much? To drop CJ Cron or Ian Happ for him? I do have Villar coming back off the D eventually. Rank ROS: Cron, Happ, Hampson, Villar.

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        @Grey: Got it. I’ll try Hampson. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  26. hondo says:
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    1-Made up malady
    2-Bogus boo boo
    3-Phantom of the scapula
    4-Artificial affliction
    5-Service time sarcoma
    6-Orchestrated illness
    7-Pseudo boo boo
    8-Mock jock debilitation
    9-Not ailing but bailing
    10-Can I have another espresso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hondo: Nice! Will add to list #3

  27. Lindorphins says:
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    Getting Fogerty’d.

  28. Goonie 4 Lyfe says:
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    Who won this trade? Team A, Team B, or push. Team A needed pitching and Team B needed hitting.

    Team A: Max Muncy, Rick Porcello, and Kirby Yates
    Team B: Blake Snell and Blake Treinen

  29. papasmurf says:
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    Man that dodger lineup really is outta this world. Still gonna throw Nola and pray for the best.

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      @papasmurf: I think Nola will handle them……just never know the impact of kapler’s analytic antics

  30. Question says:
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    Based on performance to date, is DJ LeMahieu a solid keeper in a 12 team keep 10 league, or likely better off drafting whoever is available with the keeper slot? It impacts a current deal. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Question: So 120 overall or better? Sure, if you don’t have better keepers

  31. Ted Williams’ Frozen Head says:
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    Gotta lose one, Dickerson Gallo Polanco – who’s gettin the boot in a 10T h2h?

    Also, more generally, do you like Simmons ROS as a starting SS in 12T mixed leagues? He’s been so meh for a while I’m starting to get the dropsy feels with em and now find myself not even returning his calls or texts, just feel awful

      • Ted Williams' Frozen Head says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate you Grey! I picked up Dejong when he was on the DL so worst case he can slide right in there instead of being my MI bench bat – you see Simmons being much more valuable than him rest of the way?

        • Grey

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          I prefer DeJong

  32. Dave Funnell says:
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    It was a day where I had a chance to do some damage. Three starters starting, lineup hitting. deGrom got me 60.2 points and I’m on top of the world. Then Kluber gets me -6, Stripling gets me -13 and Norris gets me -19. Lovely. I still finished with 136 points but my pitchers let me down.

    Can’t over-react. Can’t over-react. Can’t over-react.

  33. Badman says:
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    DLeriusitis

  34. Five-on-One says:
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    Down goes Snell! Please rank for short-term:

    2-start Cessa @TB ($4.4) and vBAL ($11.6)
    2-strat Dereck Rod vMIL ($6.2) and @SD (2.7)
    Suarez vMIL ($11.7)
    VV @CIN 2.2

    Thanks.

      • Five-on-One says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – Can you give me your second and third choices as well? Appreciate it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Suarez, VV

  35. Branta says:
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    Hate to pick a nit, Grey, but it’s actually 3 homers in 3 games for Rhysus because of the doubleheader. Still he should be praised! In Rhysus name, Amen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Branta: Doh, two days, 3 games

  36. fudgemybudge says:
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    contusion confusion

    rookie hooky

    blunt farce trauma

  37. Five-on-One says:
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    I have a bunch of guys with minor injuries (or soon-to-be injured): Aguillar, Avisail, Braun, Gallo and Puig. Please rank for this week only (short term). I’ve listed them in the order I think they belong (mostly based on likelihood of playing).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Actually, Braun, Gallo over Avisail

  38. prey879 says:
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    For players who don’t play for a made up reason…”Shutter Island”.

    Sorry for the spoilers!

    • prey879 says:
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      @prey879: “Braves kept Acuna on Shutter Island for the first month of the season due to service time.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @prey879: Haha, not bad, will add it to list

  39. Kcc26 says:
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    Just bought muncy in a keeper. Where do you think he’ll be in next year’s ranks? Top 50? 100?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kcc26: Right now around top 50, could still move

  40. GonzoChicago says:
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    Good morning Grey! Great write up as usual.
    10tm redraft OBP league,
    Would you hold Lamb or make the move to Maikel? Andujar and Anderson also available. Just benching Lamb for now would be tough as end of lineup Piscotty and Bauers are forcing their way into the starting lineup, currently more productive than Lamb.

    Thanks!

  41. Choffee says:
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    Made-up injury to rest/stretch a player = 2nd helping?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Choffee: Think we can do better

  42. Luvdarooks says:
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    I have. weaver and can drop him before he comes back up ( over the weekend?) .
    Available in this 5×5 are
    A Suarez
    Hellickson
    j Hicks
    Lucchesi
    Poncedeleon ( nice story but no)
    C McHugh
    I need wHIP K W ERA in that order.
    Who are your top two ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luvdarooks: Look at matchups — Hicks, Suarez

      • Luvdarooks says:
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        Sorry I meant RO S

  43. branta says:
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    Glossary term for made up injury to limit a player’s play time: Mathlinger (google malinger)

    The other idea I had was Calculitis.

    The idea is both could be the parenthesis instead of a real ailment like a “10-Day DL (Mathlinger)” or “(Calculitis)”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @branta: Not feeling these

  44. Brighton Bischofberger says:
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    Drop Belt for Bauers? “Cuz i don’t wanna miss a thing” (bad Aerosmith reference, I should be ashamed of myself)

  45. Kevin says:
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    Start Chacin against San Fran next?

  46. Fryguy says:
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    I need a closer down the stretch and know that Iglesias is available for OF/1B. I have I. Desmond. Smoak and Carlos Santana that he is interested in. Who would you prefer to trade and prefer to not offer at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fryguy: Trade him any, Santana first, then Smoak

  47. WhiteRabbit says:
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    vote for “limititus” from buster moon- … The Braves put Acuna/Gohara on the 10 day DL due to a case of limititus mysterium. Can’t be too careful with these young kids

  48. Murph says:
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    Hey guys
    Still working on a trade –
    Thoughts on:

    1 – Give: Freeman, Devers, Snell (he knows he’s on the “DL”)
    Get: DeGrom & Severino
    Good for me? Fair? Do i need to ask for more?

    2 – also – cut Velasquez for Poncedeleon?

    Thanks guys
    I feel like i have the hitting to cover the loss of freeman (lindor, bregman, stanton, marte etc and i can put Olson at 1b)…. but im down to just bauer, flaherty, wood for pitchers (syndergaard, c-mart, darvish, snell all on DL)

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Murph: nope (they’re all short term DL – i’d wait it out) and nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1, Works for me 2. Meh

    • Murph says:
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      @Murph:
      new offer on the table:
      i give: marte, bregman, snell
      i get: degrom, severino, jansen

      Thoughts, Grey?
      would leave me with freeman, schoop, lindor, devers, happ, olson in IF
      stanton, puig, acuna, soto, winker in of

  49. Matt says:
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    What are your thoughts on the following trade? How ridiculous in your opinion?

    Julio Teheran & Javier Baez for Eduardo Rodriguez & Jose Martinez

    A guy in our league who is also the commissioner, made this deal with his girlfriend who is rebuilding. His claim is that Baez strikes out too much, and that he gave up an ace / keeper in Rodriguez.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Matt: Unless you are severely penalized for K’s, it’s not a really good argument as Baez wins in all cats plus 20 steals. Not sure it’s ridiculous but it definitely smacks of some nepotism

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Matt: That’s pretty horrible. I’d send an email to the league:

      “Trade is fair. Like your relationship with your girlfriend, our league is built on trust with one another with the mutual belief nobody will go behind our backs and do something deceitful. She surely knows the first time a young hot Latina with 74 RBI falls in his lap at the all star break, he won’t just drop everything and upgrade to something better”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Not great trade

  50. BB says:
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    Drop belt for Bauers? Why? Cuz I don’t wanna miss a thing. (Dreadful Aerosmith reference) but hey, you only live once.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BB: Answered above

  51. WhiteRabbit says:
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    Unless you are severely penalized for K’s, it’s not a really good argument as Baez wins in all cats plus 20 steals. Not sure it’s ridiculous but it definitely smacks of some nepotism

  52. Rufus says:
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    Thanks for the great content!

    Arenado for Springer & Carrasco.

    OBP league…which side do you like? Is it close?

  53. KemnanEphitz says:
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    Which player do you start tonight:

    Musgrove @CLE
    Suarez @SEA

    or sit both and save the ERA/WHIP damage

  54. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, term for a made-up injury to limit a player: a case of ‘slow-mentum’

  55. Joel says:
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    RE: fake injury term.

    “Health on the Shelf”

    Follows the same premise of ‘Elf on the Shelf’ (i.e. something fake to monitor individuals [children]).

    Personally, I like “Service DLay” more by commenter Jonas (presented above)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Think we have better

  56. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA
    Drop Gausman for any of these?
    Dereck Rodriguez
    Dan Straily
    Luis Castillo
    Edwin Jackson
    Mike Leake

    Leaning towards Rodriguez as I can’t handle a pitcher in the AL east any longer. Thoughts?

  57. jose says:
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    So glad I took the dive and joined an RCL for a roto format. I’m going to give you my 10 team, H2H, points, keep forever league roster and draw out the suspense until I tell you what place I’m in at the bottom (or you can just look there first and ruin the surprise).

    C. empty — 1B. Freeman — 2B. Albies — 3B. Suarez — SS. T Turner — LF. Brantly — CF. Pollock — RF. Betts — UTIL. Goldschmidt — Util. –Bryant — Util. Acuna — Bench Jimenez

    SP. deGrom, Berrios, Morton, Syndergaard, Rodriguez, Bieber — Streaming 2-3 as we can roster up to 9

    RP. Knebel, Diaz, Watson, Barnes (Saves and Holds League)

    I left 2-3 bench guys off that are filling in for DL players, but you get the idea.

    Syndergaard, who I’ve had since he came up, being not healthy basically all year hasn’t helped and I should find a Catcher eventually, but how great does this team look on paper! Granted it’s only a 10 team league, but man it’s been fun to assemble over the last 4 years. And how am I rewarded…..

    4th in my division and 5th overall! 5th! H2H leagues really are pretty ridiculous. I am 1st in total points, but that isn’t going to do me didly unless I can get into 3rd in my division to make the playoffs in 5 weeks.

    Moral of the story…Join a roto league and let your efforts accumulate throughout the year. And better yet join an RCL league! I finally skipped into first place in RCL #71 last night!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: Ha, I hear ya

  58. Kyler Shaw says:
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    Wazzam razz fam and Grey,

    Your note on Snell this morning was received with such relief. Was hoping that was the case.

    Had a question about setting daily lineups when the guys on your bench are on a tear.

    12 team league currently working with
    C Navarez
    1B Freeman
    2B Merrifield
    3B Rendon
    SS Lindor
    OF Mookie
    OF Rhysus
    OF Benintendi
    Util Khris Davis
    Util Jesus Aguilar

    Love my lineup and its essentially been setting itself for months but lately guys like Winker and Franco are putting up numbers that are hard to ignore on the bench. When this is happening do you approach setting the lineup any differently? Do you ever try and get in schmotatos at the expense of “must start” guys or will it only lead to more headaches?

    From my experience it seems like more problems but yesterday I left 3 homers on the bench and well we need a glossary term for what that feels like.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Kyler Shaw: Sure. I wouldn’t sit studs like Mookie, Lindor, etc. But sitting someone in an unfavorable matchup, or an Aguilar, who’s on a downswing, for someone that’s hot is reasonable.

  59. Cram It says:
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    Pine-sold
    Malingeritis

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Fauxpine

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Cram It: Think we have better

  60. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Got an offer in my 6×6 (Holds & OPS) roto redraft.

    I give Bumgarner & Hader for Hoskins.

    My staff is pretty strong overall. Bumgarner is probably my #3 or 4 starter and I’ve got Andrew Miller to eventually replace Hader.

    What do you think?

    Thanks, Homie!

  61. Rawr... says:
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    Is it time to move Kluber?

    In first place with a good staff, but he’s been dragging it down. Keeper league so I assume he has some trade value to the bottom feeders.

    I wonder if he’s the same Poncedeleon that was in that X-Files episode?

    Thanks for all the insight and laughter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rawr…: Haha, thanks! Depends what you can get, not sure if he’s done yet

  62. IV says:
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    Going with the shotgun approach today as I do not think I have a strong suggestion for the term.

    Blake Snell was put on the 10-day DL with *choose your favorite (if any) from below* .

    an Opaque Strain (you can add Grade 1,2,3 to indicate severity)
    Rest-itis
    a Rest Contusion
    the Restonic Plague
    Roster-Manipulation Disease
    2nd-Half Syndrome
    Bonum salutem (which is latin for good health, according to google)
    “Health Reasons” (<– I was getting lazy at this point)
    Cramps
    the analytics said to do it

    or

    Blake Snell is starting his 10-day "Designated Limitation" stint today.

    On another note, would I be crazy to drop Robbie Ray in a 12 team QS start league where I do not need Ks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @IV: I’d drop Ray, not crazy about any of these terms

      • IV says:
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        @Grey: Thanks and totally fair. There were some good suggestions further up. I always read the comments after I post and think, “that is such a good term, why didn’t I think of that?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, there’s good ones above

  63. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Cut Billy Hamilton in a 6×6 w OPS?

  64. Will says:
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    Second half injury term – 3rd quarter fauxsprain

    Yeah, that mixes football and baseball but gets the 2nd half notion in there.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Will: Why wouldn’t you just use “2nd half” instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Think we have better

  65. HamPorter says:
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    12 team NL only dynasty league. What side do you like in Keston Hiura or Francisco Mejia for Tommy Pham?

  66. Fish says:
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    Glossary Term idea: The Neymar.

    Given that the World Cup wrapped up recently, and one of the lasting memories comes from Neymar himself who spurred the creation of a viral challenge bearing his name for the theatrics over his “injuries”.

    (If you haven’t seen an Neymar Challenge videos yet, look’em up. They’re awesome. This one might be my favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDDYiQXrPPQ)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… will add to list!

  67. Cale says:
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    I know you’re high on Tim Anderson, but in a keeper league with no limits on the number of years you can keep a guy, would you rather have Anderson or Didi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  68. primetime says:
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    Grey, how are you going to feel about Luis Castillo next season?

    Also, thinking of grabbing Tatis JR for next year. Thoughts of when he could be called up? Also, got to think he will be a better fantasy option then C Seager who I am thinking of moving in the off season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be bounce back — Tatis is out for year isn’t he?

  69. Justin Ralph says:
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    Chris Taylor was dropped in my league. My IF is strong besides Hosmer.

    Ozuna was dropped and my OF is loaded but I hate seeing someone like Ozuna sitting there.

    Drop Hosmer, Rodon, Seranthony Dominguez or Kirby Yates for any of these guys? My pitching is my weakness btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon I guess

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        For Ozuna

        • Justin Ralph says:
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          @Grey: You’re holding out hope for Hosmer aren’t you? You are a patient man Grey. I’ll try to be.

  70. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: Taking your advice to try and sell MadBum. Have an offer of Bauer for Hosmer AND MadBum in a DEEP league (27 team) keep 5. Should I accept? My keepers are currently Baez, Merrifield, Moncada, Edwin Diaz, and MadBum. This would definitely be a move for future… thx!

  71. jon says:
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    Rodon for a QS at Angels tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes please

  72. Brad says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I’m in an h2h 12 team keeper pool.
    What do you think of this potenrial blockbuster:
    I trade Sale, Arenado and Segura and I get back Trout and Machado.
    I may be able to get a high pick back or a role player.
    This would result in Peraza being my starting SS since I will need to put Machado at 3B. My 2B who is currently Peraza will become Cesar Hernandez who has been on my bench.
    My other pitchers consist of Bauer, Cole, Stripling, Morton and Zimmerman.
    I plan to try and trade for a pitcher if I make this deal. I have guys like Upton, Haniger and Dickerson I would dangle to ge one.
    Thanks,
    Cersy

  73. William Hung says:
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    As a Desmond and Tucker owner, I’m hoping for at least 5 HRs from the 2 of them across this 2 game series @ Coors. More realistically, I’m just hoping Tucker is in the lineup tonight against Tyler Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  74. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    for the glossary term – MLB paid vacation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  75. Murph says:
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    hey one more Grey
    new offer on the table:
    i give: marte, bregman, snell
    i get: degrom, severino, jansen

    Thoughts, Grey?
    would leave me with freeman, schoop, lindor, devers, happ, olson in IF
    stanton, puig, acuna, soto, winker in of

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Better than above, which I didn’t mind

  76. hotmilk8 says:
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    10 team points league 8sp4rp allowed. Have Nola, Bauer, M.Gonzalez, Manaea, A.Wood, VV, Gray, Kingham and Allen,Rondon as closers. Trying to maximize my points all year by grabbing sprp options and in your opinion while they are available who would you recommend grabbing and holding on in those spots. For instance Liriano last night of 4.2 3r 6ks gave 5.33 points. We currently have liriano and borucki in those spots. Available are chirinos,Keller,senzatela,Montas, Y.Ramirez. And also as second question would you ever consider just grabbing 12sp 0closers or only holding 1 closer and having 11sp? Thanks for your time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hotmilk8: Let Borucki pitch tonight, lose Liriano for Keller — Sure, in a points league, I can see all SPs

  77. Dave Funnell says:
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    Not that I don’t believe in the Hittertron, but how is Garrett Sampson a huge start vs G. Cole, but J. Polanco is a negative price @ Bourcki?

    I follow it daily and base my lineups most days on the daily draft price, but I just need some clarification here or at least a thumbs up to start Sampson over Polanco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In Coors is great

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @Grey:

        Sold!

  78. Dave Funnell says:
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    Errrr Hampson. Sorry.

  79. Hurling darvishes says:
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    Catcher question – realmuto or Sanchez in a keeper league?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  80. Scott says:
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    Are you buying this production of Franco as a legitimate break out or is this just a hot streak? He’s been on a nice run and has been one of Philly’s most productive hitter for a month. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hot streak

  81. Bob says:
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    Ok to drop cueto in a 10 team roto league? He has not been the same since he came off the dl (3 starts). He did go 7 last time vs the A’s nut gave up 3 homers. Luckily nobody was on base. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  82. Curious says:
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    10 or 12 team roto, are you starting any of
    Suarez @Sea (-9.7)
    Zimmerman @KC (-3.6)
    Borucki MIN (1.7)

    Like them all bur Metrics are iffy at best. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

    • Me says:
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      @Curious: Actually, add Cole to that (+11)

      He actually has good metrics @COL and hard to bench him. Start?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Can’t bench Cole

      • uncle ernie says:
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        @Me: looks like he has started 1 game at Coors in last 4 years and gave up 2 in 6. Hard to use that history. I’m sitting him.

  83. Brian says:
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    who is the best bet for saves ROS….can you pls rank top 3? givens, arano, melancon, strickland, alvarado, diego castillo, jared hughes, lerclerc, tepera

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tepera, Strickland, Hughes

  84. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! A Casablanca reference in? In a fantasy baseball post? You continue to class up fantasy baseballing one Patric Corbin entry at a time.

    A) Would you start Bieber today at home vs. PIT? (7.7 on SON)
    Other choice is pick up Heaney in two days at home vs. SEA? (16.3)

    B) Best bench bat: Willie C, Pinder, Kendrys, JoMar, Amed R or Maikel?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup! A) I would start Heaney B) Jo-Ma

  85. Boomer19 says:
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    Hi Grey. Thought of the term “Pilli Vanilli” for the fake injury term. Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! I like it! Will add to list

  86. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto keeper, competing for this year – my McCullers with a 3rd round ref for his Porcello/Cody Allen. Who you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: What about for Taillon/Osuna?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What are you trying to do? McCullers is a good keeper, is he not a keeper on your team?

          • Jimmy Jack James says:
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            @Grey: He’s definitely a possible keeper but trying to win this year and he’s a solid piece – looking to add a closer with a SP that could provide similar returns that’s not being kept by the other guy. A lot of my closers could be affected by the trade deadline – Seranthony, Blake P, Rondon, etc.

            Thanks!

  87. Boomer19 says:
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    Snell was diagnosed with “Pilli Vanilli” so he could get some extra rest and dodge the Yankees. Blame it on the sprain, yeah, yeah. Sorry, bored at work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  88. Matt says:
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    I’m considering trading Kluber for Judge. I’ll still have Sale and Corbin as my other 2 top pitchers, but Gordon isn’t getting enough points to justify as my 3rd OF (Harper, Blackmon). Is this a great trade in your opinion? He also asked for Sale if not Kluber, but he’s the better one to keep of the 2 right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Judge — Sale is better

  89. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    He’s definitely a possible keeper but trying to win this year and he’s a solid piece – looking to add a closer with a SP that could provide similar returns that’s not being kept by the other guy. A lot of my closers could be affected by the trade deadline – Seranthony, Blake P, Rondon, etc.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get a closer in a different trade if McCullers is a possible keeper

  90. Joel says:
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    SON is wet for Eovaldi tomorrow vs. NNY. I fret for him.

    Bench him, right?

    • Joel says:
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      @Joel: HA, NYY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench

  91. Jim says:
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    Is it a problem to have too many Yankees? I have Stanton and Hicks. Been offered this trade:

    10-team OBP, R, HR, RBI, SB, K (neg stat)

    Give: Rizzo, D Gordon, Molina

    Get: Harper, Gleybar, G Sanchez

    Would give me 4 Yankees, but would you accept that trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks decent, check make sure Gary isn’t hurt again

      • Jim says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Gary more likely to be sent to AAA for lack of hustle…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, but they’re saying he’s hurt again

          • Jim says:
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            @Grey: trade partner now throwing in Daniel Murphy if I give up CarGo. Trade Analyzer hates CarGo so much, it would take the deal even without Sanchez. What do you think?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fine

  92. Brian says:
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    I’ve had 2B woes all season. Who do you like ROS (pick 2)? Kinsler, Cano, D Murphy, Gleyber, Castro, Kipnis. Thank you, oh master Lothario.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gleyber, Murphy

  93. Roger Anderson says:
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    I know how much you love Catcher questions so here is mine: I had Sanchez on the DL, picked up Molina. When Garo came off the DL, I dropped Molina. SOmeone grabbed him. Now it looks like Garo is heading back. So, Lucroy or Narvaez (sleeper? Schmato batting 500 for the last few days before he sat for 2)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh…Lucroy

  94. Joel says:
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    Fake injury and delay in service, etc.

    Fakin’ & Lags

    Prob too close to Slam & Legs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, will add to list

  95. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have a minor league trade on the table and want you opinion on the deal.

    I give up: Jason Groome (SP, BOS), and Luis Urias (2B,SD)
    I get: Max Schrock (2B, STL), Yordan ALvarez (OF, HOU)

    WOuld you make it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ask Ralph

  96. DocMcstuffins says:
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    I have a 2.5 game lead in a 6×6 QS, Hold, OPS. Guy offered me Kershaw for Vlad. I’m 1st overall in pitching (not sure how cuz it feels like I lose ERA, WHIP and QS every week) and 2nd in hitting. I can keep Vlad at $7 next year, then $11, then $19, then $35 the fourth year.

    Seems like I should keep Vlad and just take my chances with my pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And can’t keep Kershaw? I’d hold

      • DocMcstuffins says:
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        Wouldn’t be able to keep Kershaw cuz hed be like $44, it would just be a rental for rest of the year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  97. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Thoughts on stashing Cano or rostering Willie Calhoun with my last bench spot? Right now I’ve got Calhoun there. Biggest needs are runs/homers, kind of just hanging on to one of them in case they get hot.

    Hampson is out there to.

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for a few more days

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Baby Vlad is out there too since its a redraft, eye balling him too still.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  98. Ron Swanson says:
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    In 9th place and need a spark. Should I deal Blackmon for Rizzo and Pollack? 6×6 with ops

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  99. NH says:
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    I give Starling Marte and Charlie Morton
    I get Corey Kluber

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  100. flye says:
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    Another vote for Limititus, but mystery illnesses always remind me of this line (famously improved by Chris Pratt) from Parks And Rec:

    “Leslie, I typed your symptoms into the thing up here, and it says you could have ‘network connectivity problems'”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  101. David M Silver says:
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    Only skimmed the comments so far, but I feel like innings-limited pitchers get put on the DL due to “Pretendonitis”

  102. uncle ernie says:
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    Need a fifth starter. Maeda. Duffy. Tanaka or Wood. Thank you sir 8 team with QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  103. mUshi says:
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    Hi. Would you trade nola/bauers for muncy/berrios in a 20tm h2h keeper?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy

    • AllThePrettyStantons says:
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      @Grey:

      @mUshi:

      this is a cool trade esp in a deep keeper.

      I’m not sure I 100% agree with Grey tho, mostly because Max Muncy hasn’t been good for very long. And Five years older than Bauers as well. Feel like it could go either way tho, esp if you believe in Muncy.

  104. Gotime says:
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    Blake Snell pulling a Keyser Soze

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  105. Schewe says:
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    DL = The Disingenuous List.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s solid too! I’m like Pretendonitis or Achin’ Venient Injury

  106. BR says:
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    After watching the World Cup, it seems like soccer players have mastered the art of faking an injury to buy time. Maybe call that type of injury a “FIFA”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, think we’re between Pretendonitis or Achin’ Venient Injury

  107. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

    Looking at dropping a couple pitchers for some Waiver guys (below): let me know what you think:
    Drop J. Junis for N. Kingham
    Drop L. Lynn for C. Dickerson (he’d be a bench bat but back up)
    Or swap someone else (Waiver and team below)

    WAIVER
    HIT – B. Belt, Y. Gurriel, F. Meija, B. Hamilton, C. Gonzale, C. Dickerson, M. Semien, J. Bauers, J. Kipnis, M. Zuzino, R. Healy, K. Calhoun, A. Rosario
    PIT – D. Rodriguez, J. Sheilds, Y. Ramirez, C. Buchholz, , J. Hicks, T. Mahle, R. Lopez, M. Minor, T. Cahill
    RP – Z. Britton, J. Familia, F. Rodney, K. Herrera, J. Soria, R. Osuna, R. Gsellman, A.J. Minter

    My team:
    C – EMPTY
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – B. Dozier
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – T. Turner
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – M. Haniger
    Util – J. Upton
    BN – J. Turner (10-day DL)
    DL – N. Mazara (10-day DL)
    DL– W. Ramos (10-day DL)

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – D. Duffy
    RP – K. Baraclough (RP)
    RP – K. Kela (RP)
    P – B. Parker (RP)
    P – J. Zimmermann
    BN – R. Hill
    BN – L. Lynn
    BN – J. Junis
    BN – W. Buehler (Not Active)
    BN – M. Kopech (Not Active)
    BN – J. Paxton
    DL – N. Syndergaard (10-Day DL)
    DL – D. Salazar (10-day DL)
    Thanks bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junis for Kingham

  108. CT Old School says:
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    The Mislabelled List

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we’re between Pretendonitis or Achin’ Venient Injury

  109. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @ Grey 12 team 5×5 roto

    Which stream do you prefer?

    S. Gray v. KC ($22.2)
    N. Tropeano v. CHW ($17.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tropeano

  110. Tom Emanski says:
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    How about sabbat-DL? He’s not actually injured, just away on sabbat-DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, think we’re between Pretendonitis or Achin’ Venient Injury

  111. Sad Keanu says:
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    Would you trade Syndergaard/Ozuna for Severino? Need pitching help this year and have too many OF keepers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  112. fudgemybudge says:
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    Sit/start for standard 5×5 roto (SON is iffy):
    Maeda @ PHI (7.2)
    Berrios @ TOR (5.5)
    Wood @ ATL (4.6)
    Mikolas vs CHC (3.1)

    Sit/start for H2H pts:
    Ray @ CHC (6.2)

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure why you’d bench any of them except Ray… He’s borderline, but I don’t trust him

  113. Game of Throws says:
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    Glossary term suggestion: Pretendonitis

    I.e. Blake Snell is out with Pretendonitis in his shoulder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was already suggested

      • Game of Throws says:
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        @Grey: Thats what i get for stealing other peoples ideas!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  114. b the esq. says:
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    Need to fill 2 UTIL spots 6×6 with walks as the additional offensive category……Rendon, Devers, Eugenio Suarez, Jake Bauers, Ian Desmond, Ooooh that Odor, Piscotty and Jesse Winker.

    Rank ’em as I may be able to have/get up to 4 of them to fill a BN spot.

    Thanks!

      • b the esq. says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the link. Looking at not just this season, but as possible keepers, what are your thoughts, round can be kept next year in ( ), keep up to 10 players each year. Any change in rankings from your top 100?
        Rendon (5)
        Devers (20)
        Eugenio (5)
        Bauers (26)
        Desmond (5)
        Odor (4)
        Piscotty (6)
        Winker(6)

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rendon, Devers, Eugenio, Bauers, Desmond

          • b the esq. says:
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            @Grey: Aye. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  115. Toph says:
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    Follow up dynasty trade question from yesterday Grey.

    Originally had a MadBum and Scooter for Freddie Freeman deal on the table. I was down but trading partner got cold feet at last minute. His offer is now my MadBum for his Joey Votto.

    Thoughts on that one? I’m little less liking to that one based on the age difference and I own Jose Abreu.

    Thanks as always, you’re best in the business and I mean that 100%

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Votto, not close

  116. Peacecoast says:
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    I miss us.

    PC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s still us!

  117. Terrence Mann says:
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    You know I’ve cyclopse’d Teheran all year. Even had Rudy look into why his ERA outperforms his FIP by half run EVERY year. Back to back solid starts and ERA sitting at 4. Pick him up off waivers for today’s start against the Marlins.

    Jesus tits.

    FMFBBL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, glad I didn’t mess with that one, ouch

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Might have been a good thing to know ahead of time that his ERA in last 7 day games is 6.99.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oofa

        • Terrence Mann says:
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          @VinWins: Jeebus

  118. Keith Holland says:
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    In a forever keeper, standard categories, would you trade away Kris Bryant, Carlos Martinez, and C. Seager for
    Stanton, Anthony Rendon, and G. Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  119. LenFuego says:
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    Meninningitis
    Wink Eye Disease
    Staff Infection

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wink Eye is funny, but I think we’re going with Pretendonitis or Achin’ Venient Injury

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: Between those two, my vote is Pretendonitis. It’s just more … natural. The other one is trying just a bit too hard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree (I think)

  120. Ty says:
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    Healy, Puig, or Andrus overall value ROS?
    I can keep two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Puig

  121. Racist Jason Spencer's Butt Gayness says:
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    Yesterday I asked who to keep between Pivetta and Stroman. You said neither? I set in motion a plan to eliminate both of them from my team. Stroman got the axe first. I dropped him for woman abuser and closer Roberto Osuna. If you can’t grow an actual mustache, the next best thing is to stash a closer. Pivetta will be dropped when Buehler comes off of my minor league spot. My staff in a 14 team H2H (6 keeper) league will now be- Carrasco, Berrios, Beiber, Rodon and Buehler (Darvish & Urias on dl). Got any more trash that needs taken out?

  122. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Grey- Need some trade advice…..In a H2H category league I Was offered Kluber and K Jansen for Quintana, Archer and Robbie Ray….What you think? Immediate accept? My pitching staff would then be

    Degrom
    Kluber
    Snell
    Flaherty
    Taillon
    Buehler

    Wade Davis
    Iglesias
    Kenley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, accept

      • Turd Wendell says:
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        @Grey: why don’t I get offers like that? Instead I get Trea Turner and Arenado for Stripling and Yates

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, me too!

  123. Scott says:
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    Duvall or cron ros, obp roto league. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  124. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Hurler Comp Claim.

    Can’t seem to fix my RP staff. Have to make decision on going for holds or saves. Would you rather have Parker, Bear Claw and Osuna or Robertson, Alexander and Watson. ERA, WHIP, Ks, Wins and Losses are separate categories as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bear

      • DodgersWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Two weeks ago I turned down my Hendricks for his Davis. Colorado in September and a bad schedule. But probably still should have taken that one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh well

          • DodgersWindowClosed says:
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            @Grey:

            Maybe not dead yet LOL. This prompted me to revisit the owner. He wants Cano, Hendricks and Heaney for Davis and Knebel. I have Max, Kluber, Bauer, Wood as starters with Ryu on DL. Thoughts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Knebel side if you need SAGNOF

  125. The Trombone Player says:
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    Glossary Term – pay fever

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  126. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    thoughts on this trade in a keep forever:

    1. Altuve and Springer
    OR
    2. Judge, Gleyber & Bird

    who you want.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  127. Tyler says:
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    Grey!
    I’m in a 12 team 30 roster roto league. I need to lower my era by a TON in the second half to compete (in 2nd). I drafted Castillo, Weaver, Darvish and Ohtani (lowercase yay). I traded Muncy for Bauer and I am thinking of dealing Albies. Would you trade Albies for Carrasco and Morton? Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair if you really need SPs, but I think both are sells

      • Tyler says:
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        @Grey: oye. Reading through the second half ranks I thought the Bauer deal was a good one. Anyway, would Keuchel and Morton or Carrasco be better? What if I could deal Albies for Verlander?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Verlander

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotta know trading a bat for an arm is inherently risky (not saying you can’t do it, but it is)

          • Tyler says:
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            @Grey: I hear you. That makes sense. I had such hot garbage in the beginning of the season, that I can’t even get my Era/whip lowered although I have Nola, Snell, Clevinger, Buehler and Gibson. Love the pod man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  128. Los Putos says:
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    Howdy,

    Left Stressbird on DL for his 1st start after ASB (am glad I did).
    Was hoping to hear of one of my RP being dealt and losing his closer role so they’d be the drop to activate Stressbird, but that hasnt happened.

    SP: Sev, Lester, MadBum, Cueto, Wood, Hill, Pivetta DL Stras
    RP: Chapman, Iglesias, SirAnthony, Yates

    who is the drop?

    i need, Ws, Ks and Saves so its been a tough call.

    Thanks

    • Los Putos says:
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      @Los Putos: Add Britton to the mi at RP
      Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How ya gonna start Pivetta?

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Have debated Pivetta being the drop. His Ks are nice but he’s been a dog of late.

        Bye Bye Pivetta?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, think so

          • los putos says:
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            @Grey: Thank you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  129. Launch Angle says:
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    A couple trade proposals for my standard 5×5 roto league using QS, K, SV, ERA, WHIP for pitching categories and R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG for hitting categories.

    My current roster:

    C Molina
    1B Freeman
    2B Baez
    3B Arenado
    SS Lindor
    OF Betts, Judge, Springer, Benintendi
    UTIL Goldy, Bregman
    BENCH Rosario
    SP Severino, Bauer, Kluber, Paxton, Nola, Cole, Verlander
    RP Kimbrel, Jansen, Vazquez, Doolittle (DL)

    1. I give Eddie Rosario and Doolittle and receive Stanton.

    2. I give Kluber and Doolittle for Scherzer.

    Do you like either of these and if so which would you do based on my roster. I’m sitting in first place and leading in most categories. I’m a close 2nd in HR, RBI and QS. I have a narrow lead in K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Okay — Don’t think you need either, 1 is a slam dunk

  130. thejacks says:
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    Drop Smoak to pick up M Franco at CI? Or B Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maikel

  131. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you rank ROS: Godley, Cahill, or Eovaldi on a contender? Are any of options a must have, or should I stream for best options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Cahill — stream

  132. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I asked about a similar trade last night, but curious which side you prefer in this one ROS:

    Trea Turner & Madbum
    OR
    Lindor & Strasburg
    OR
    too similar to matter

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor, coin flip

  133. Negatto says:
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    Better add for saves moving forward?

    Barraclough. Minter or Britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Bear

  134. Mike Duffy says:
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    Please suggest in the comments a term for a made-up injury to limit a player. Could also be a made-up injury to limit a hitter from exceeding service time, so preferably not a term pitcher-focused:

    “Adding insult to injury”:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  135. Cohen says:
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    Grey, better saves spec ?
    Strop, Cischek or Edwards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek

  136. William Hung says:
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    Is Kyle Tucker approaching drop city? Astros have been sitting him against lefties. I feel like Tucker will need to go 4-4 and hit for the cycle while stealing 2 bases tomorrow to get PT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to hold for now, of course if you have to play him that changes things

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @William Hung: I hear ya. He hits lefties well too, which further frustrates things.

  137. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Harper scratched from the lineup. I hear he’s going to be traded.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully to Colorado

  138. uncle ernie says:
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    Rosario at $5 for Harper at $27 ROS and beyond. 8 team keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eddie

      • uncle ernie says:
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        @Grey: I have to lean with Rosario since he’s been golden all year and Harps needs to catch fire. He may but a $5 keeper like him is the deciding factor. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  139. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I have Puig on the DL (he’s set to be back on Saturday) and Lamb in my UTIL position. An opposing owner just offered me Aaron Hicks for Willie Calhoun. I have three questions for you…

    (1) Straight up…would you move Calhoun for Hicks?
    (2) How would you rank Hicks, Lamb, and Calhoun ROS?
    (3) There is no 3rd question.

    It’s a 12-team, keeper, OBP/SLG league.

    Happy Tuesday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Aaron? Sure 2. That rank You too!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks friend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  140. muskysmell says:
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    Mixed, roto , auction, keeper league trade was proposed to me:

    His:
    Stras $32
    J. Baez $6
    Muncy $5

    for my:
    K. Bryant $21
    A. Wood $9
    J. Segura $13

    which side you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  141. Cohen says:
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    Grey, best stream option?
    Tropeano at home vs Whie Sox
    Dereck Rodriguez at home vs Mil
    Oswalt at home vs SD
    SON likes them all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D-Rod

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank yo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Cohen: d-rod, he’s been very good for a while now. oswalt is very very trashy

  142. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    yahoo’s f’ing up yet again, showing thames not playing a mere minute after they were showing he was. having checked 2 different lineup sites he is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They suck

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: for at least a bit they were doing it with cain sugar too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  143. William Hung says:
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    Just listened to the ‘cast – Willie Calhoun is a drop already?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If there’s better options

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @William Hung: in the kind of league where say joc is available i’d say so. i just dropped in a dynasty that fits that description. same kind of place braun isn’t needed to be held.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: @jason batteiger: True – I forgot my #shallowleagueproblems

        It’s a 10 teamer where I dropped Gallo for him as a speculative add, but my UTIL bat is typically Travis Shaw or Devers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  144. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    15 team roto with net saves and holds together. i have romo, rondon, trivino, hand, kelvin. with familia in tow drop trivino for arano/crick/diekman?

    2. 10 team AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, holds added and QS over wins, and total bases added. have 2 BN bats currently, eventually might need to nab a new closer if romo gets moved, or another SP slot.
    C hicks (WTF is he benched 2 days in a row?)
    1B yonder
    2B whit (1B/OF)
    SS fletcher (3B)
    3B mostsuckass
    CI devers
    MI lowrie (2B/3B)
    OF (4) grichuk, brantley, tucker, mancini (1B)
    util (1) nunez (2B/SS/3B/OF)
    BN willie, kemp.
    DL correa
    it’s probably kemp, but for now he’s a good handcuff for tucker. was thinking it’s fletcher but he’s doing pretty well, leading off some of the time too. what about a 2nd guy when correa is back? (THAT one might be fletcher, but it could be willie or mancini too)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not sure I understand why 2. Fletcher when Correa returns — Calhoun

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @Grey: with familia around trivino i’d guess moves to 7th inning. maybe familia is that guy though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d guess Trivino gets holds, as long as he doesn’t collapse

    • hal_incandenza says:
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      @Mobin Can’t Hack It: I am looking at John Hicks being out again as concerning as well. He’s been filling-in with W.Ramos out. With the post speculation below (Rotoworld on ESPN player), it has me eyeing Lucroy.

      Hicks is out of Tuesday’s lineup against the Royals, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.
      Spin: He will sit in favor of Jim Adduci for the second straight game. While it has only been two games, it’s possible the Tigers are shifting the lefty-hitting Adduci into the strong side of a platoon with the righty-hitting Hicks at first base. Hicks is hitting .200 with a 30.4 percent strikeout rate in 50 at-bats this month.

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @hal_incandenza: this only affects me in an AL only but the surety of his at bats till just now were nice. addici has been horrible all year though, so maybe not much going on here (hopefully). for standard sizes you obv could just go hedges or somebody who’s hot. me in the AL only could only go uh oh (TEX) for sure at bats.

        • hal_incandenza says:
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          @Mobin Can’t Hack It: At least “uh oh” gets his exclamation points. At least that’s how it seems. Good luck with it!

  145. Rene De La Torre says:
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    Guy is offering,
    Matt Olson and Shane Greene
    for
    Scooter Gennett

    What do you think?

    Great blog as always. U da man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter side, seems fair

  146. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    The fate of Bieber’s ratios–and many of our ratios–now rests with the official scorer. If he rules that Naquin non-catch at the wall (where the ball bounces off his glove) it makes a big difference. Here’s hoping it’s a stat correction tomorrow. Prayer circle, please…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, please let it be an error

    • The Harrow says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: liriano actually had only 1 ER yesterday, they changed a clear error at 1st to an “infield hit”, rather than 3 in less than 5 innings.

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        Stat corrections are the best and the worst

        • The Harrow says:
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          @GrassyKnollRedding: the real issue is how MLB even rules what an “error” is. jo-mar has about 6 more actual errors than he’s been given. it should just be if a guy doesn’t make a play that an average fielder would make at that position that’s an error. if it goes through your legs but you don’t glove flub it, that’s still an error. if somebody is so slow to not get to routine balls at SS still an error. jo-mar’s entire season is just filled with those and he does lead the league (or close) in errors for a 1B, but he’s even worse than that actually (he’s an easy example to show for this)

          – it is of course congruent for a sport that has human error remain on purpose superfluously (umps calling balls and strikes when it could easily be done by machines and it’d be OBJECTIVE if the machines did it) to rule errors this way, it’s just the height of inefficiency. similar to how in the NFL there’s all sorts of plays that famously should have been ruled TD’s but weren’t, but in the NFL the refs can’t actually define what counts as a “catch” or “not a catch” from play 1 to play 2 and one ref to another.

  147. hankp says:
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    Grey
    Cut Kyle Tucker for Conforto or hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  148. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I’m so glad that, a couple weeks ago, Bellinger said to hell with the success he had with holding the bat more erect and hands further forward, and reverted back to his unsuccessful approach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He likes to challenge himself!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: ha, well he’s challenging my patience.

  149. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    why the F would the NYY think that britton is an upgrade to a bullpen that already is one of the best in the entire league?! he’s not better than any of betances (now that the BB rate is fixed), k-rob, green, chapman (UNLESS that BB explosion recent was from an injury), holder OR warren. all of those guys have FIP’s lower than 3.07. now a team like STL/COL (esp his GB tendencies)/MIN it would make sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great question

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: hope hope hope this goes to the other fry guy (WSOX has the other one and i’ve known about him longer) rather than givens/brach, as givens/brach aren’t great and mostly owned in the leagues deep enough to really care about BAL’s closing situation. fry has been cooking up the goodness meanwhiles. and he should get this guy on his arm or other place:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi4LVlmCPnk

        the WSOX fry meanwhile is picking up helium as the 8th inning WSOX guy too according to the monkey, minaya went earlier the other day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, saw that

  150. Question says:
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    About where do you think Hader ranks next year? A bit hard to know because he could start, close, or middle relieve, but I trust you to know the future more than me. Given what we know now is the idea of keeping him (rather than trade before the deadline) in a 12 team, 10 keeper league crazy?

    Thanks!

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Question: MIL is stupid enough to have him not starting next year, hard to tell. esp funny as their only weakness is their SP. not crazy to keep him at all depending on what other options you’d have.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      110-ish

  151. Topher says:
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    Final one for you today Grey,

    My Scooter for his Gallo, Dynasty league.

    Hope you have a great rest of the night and thanks for your advice!

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Topher: if it’s not OBP or OPS this probably isn’t close scooter wins. might be scooter anyway. gallo is soooo weak in AVG leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

      • Topher says:
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        @Grey: thanks to both you Gents. I was leaning to keep Scooter, so this was reassuring

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  152. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Britton to Yanks. Would Givens be the pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see why Brach doesn’t go back into the role

  153. VinWins

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    I think the Cards bluffed Cincy into pitching to Munoz with first base open. While Garcia was in the on deck circle, Maddux went and shook Gomber’s hand in the dugout, like he was finished. Except Gomber was sitting with his bat and wearing batting gloves. After Munoz doubled in the run, Gomber put his helmet on and went to bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  154. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Might this be the Ryan Zimmerman we see in the second half? Worth a flier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab him

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: SOB i just dropped him (fatt adams owner too) for pearce in a 16 teamer dynasty. could FAAB him back though likely. i saw them not starting him over fatt adams till last 2 days in a row. having said that he has one hit or so since back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could change up by Thursday

  155. VinWins

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    7 minute delay while some alarm was blaring in Cincy. Then Gomber lost his no-hitter and shutout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  156. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Effing Andrus. Has he done anything else this season apart from catch fire this week?

    Prick.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Stephen Lyon: hopefully you had him in a dynasty before this year, otherwise you overpaid to get him at his this year’s ADP

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: i had seen him dropped in some 12’ers and i didn’t pick him up in those. he wasn’t even stealing till very lately.

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          @Stephen Lyon: i probably am too somewhere.

  157. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Piscotty doesn’t know when Kyle Tucker will play…..

    Ryan Yarbrough- ROS Player Rater projections love this kid- if available – a pick up and drop for, oh i dont know – how about jordan zimmerman, danny duffy, or freddy peralta?

    I can not believe that about Tebow …. its just almost as close to mathematically impossible you can get without the use of numbers.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @johnnyhobbes: yarbrough solidish for ratios, but he won’t get QS, holds, saves and likely not wins either. same idea as a middle RP for RCL’s (i.e. non holds leagues). tucker plays against righties, so when he plays a lefty expect kemp to play over him.

  158. DodgersWindowNowOpen says:
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    I have K Rob as my sole holds guy. Yanks bullpen crazy crowded now. Drop for Alexander, Watson or Hicks?

    Odds that Hicks takes Norris’ gig?

  159. Taking14DaTeam says:
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    Bench bat….Jo Ma or Bauers for Sept playoff run?

  160. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    with the Britton trade, need to pick up a RP, ideally 1 that gets saves.

    Carl Edwards, Cishek, Ottavino, Arano, Hicks, Madson, Clippard, Melancon, Winkler, Hirano, Anderson (LAA)

    ?

  161. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Robbie Ray for Joey Gallo?

  162. Robert says:
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    Britton going to Yankees means that Rondon is the closer ROS?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Robert: you are confusing teams here. h.rondon is on HOU and HAS BEEN the closer for like 7 weeks or so already. b.rondon isn’t on BAL, there are no rondons on BAL. brach is closer on BAL at least for now. britton wasn’t on HOU before this trade.

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: I think he means that since Britton was not obtained by Houston, Rondon gets an opportunity to keep the job.

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Robert: well then since nothing changed in HOU rondon is still HOU’s closer. rondon has been a lot better than britton too so even IF this trade that never happened DID happen rondon would be assumed to be HOU’s closer. HOU is similar to NYY in that they have like 4-5 guys better than britton already.

  163. FrankGrimes says:
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    Thank you Wade s/

  164. winteriscoming says:
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    Drop Adam Jones or trumbo for conforto or hold? Would only be for 6th OF position 10tm h2h points

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