Daulton Varsho was called up by the Diamondbacks. His numbers in the minors are gorge, as in they will engorge you. 18/21/.301 in Double-A, and he’s a catcher. Oh…*climbs to top of world’s tallest stack of pancakes*…kay. Yo, Varsho, you the greatest living catcher ever? Varsho! Here’s what Prospect Itch said, “Prospects don’t get much rarer than Daulton Varsho. My estimated time for his arrival says late 2020, but that might be dependent upon Arizona deciding to stop developing him as a catcher. He struck out just 13.9 percent of the time while walking in 9.3 percent of his plate appearances. That along with his .301/.378/.520 slash line and 159 wRC+ in a decent pitching environment suggests he might be ready for the leap to MLB pitching right now. Can Grey take a leap?” Not cool, man. I haven’t been this excited for a catcher since I married my Cougar. My guess is he plays DH, since the DBacks ditched Kevin Cron, and already have Total Request Live and Rock the Vogt to catch. Playing time could be an issue, which is why I didn’t grab Varsho in every league, but I did try him in one very shallow league, knowing I can just drop him if he doesn’t work out. Yo, do you even lift, bro? Also, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy, which you could already be reading if you subscribe to our Patreon. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kris Bubic – Announced as Royals’ Friday starter. He’s yet to throw above High-A, so, ya know, totally normal season we’re having when he’s a team’s third starter. Prospect Itch had him ranked in his top 150 fantasy baseball prospects (barely), and I’ve seen him compared to real-life number fours, which is something, I guess. I like what Prospect Mike said about him last year, “Mr. Bubic would be a fantastic name for a substitute teacher. Just close enough to a funny word to incite chortles, giggles, snickers, and the like. I will call him Mr. Boobdick. He’s not much different than the other two (Royals’ prospect arms)…average stuff, 2018 draftee, mid-rotation upside…” And that’s me quoting PM! I’m only interested in AL-Only for now.

Brady Singer – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.60. Streamonator hates his next start in Wrigley, and not to get wiggly (hehe) about my enjoyment of this Singer, but that’s a no from me, dawg.

Trevor Rosenthal – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA–breathe, Grey, breathe! Holy crap, I almost lost it there for a second. When the Royals signed Matheny, was Rosenthal the player to be named later? Appears that you can move on from Ian Kennedy, which is what I say as soon as Kennedy gets a save.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-4, and his 2nd and 3rd homer. This game was called in the 8th inning when Miggy was taking close to an hour to round the bases. I kid, but I’m sure Manfred’s considered it.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer and 8th homer in two games and holy hot schmotato! Grab him if he’s available in your league. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, but he’s here now.

John Means – 2 1/3 IP, 5 ER as he was activated from the IL. If you need a starter and pick up Means, it’s called reverting to the Means. Don’t do it.

Rio Ruiz – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .250. The river runs through…Ruiz! Welp, working on that still. So, I grabbed Ruiz in my RCL because he’s been hot and I randomly dropped Colin Moran and Yaz Jr. Jr., so karma was kind to me. Thanks, Karma Ragusa.

Hanser Alberto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .400. Hanser? I don’t even knows her! The ‘knows” is key. Looking for a guy who could hit .350 in a short season? May as well call him Hanser Arraezto.

J.A. Happ – 4 IP, 4 ER. Just Abolish Happ.

Gleyber Torres – Hit by a pitch on the elbow and left the game and…wait, where’s the update? Shoot, where did I put it? People are going to be so scared during this rambling stall when all they want to hear is Gleyber is going to be fine. Oh, there it is. He’s fine. Elbow contusion.

Luke Voit – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Can’t hurt to have the Yankees play games against the Orioles, then face today the Northeast Orioles of Boston.

Jose Leclerc – Hit the 45-day IL, which should be called the “We ain’t getting 45 more days lol.” Rangers beat writer, who I trust, says Jonathan Hernandez would be in line for saves, but Nick Goody did get 1st save — Goody got it! — so…I don’t know. I flip-flopped back and forth on these two, decided not to be bothered, but I guess Hernandez has worked the 8th innings. Speaking of which, MLB is saying soon there won’t be 8th innings anyway. No joke, they’re going to go to seven-inning doubleheaders to try to make up games. Totes normal season.

Anthony DeSclafani – Scheduled to start Saturday vs. the Tigers. He should be good to go about three innings in that start, then the Reds will be shut down for a week, then DeSclafani will throw the 1st game back for four innings and re-injure himself. Sorry, this crystal ball I got is good.

Shane Bieber – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Not 100% sure how much top guys’ value is going to change this year vs. 2021. If Acuña hits .175, I’ll prolly write it off, and still rank him in the top 5 next year. Bieber, though, homeboy could be the number one starter going into next year, and it’s only between him and Cole, and not sure anyone else is in the convo.

James Karinchak – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save. 1st of many I imagine. Francona would have to switch out his brain custard for marbles to go back to Brad Hand.

Robbie Ray – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.64. Such a SHEThead. I said last week that Ray was a poor man’s Blake Snell. He’s looking more like Vince Velasquez in that you can’t dare to look at his statline without covering your eyes. Call him Wince Velasquez.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Insert Adam Sandler from Uncut Gems, “This is how I win.”

Corey Seager – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Maybe this offseason I will get to the bottom of why Corey Seager gives me the mehs, but when I see his name it causes me to make that noise you make with your lips, when you’re dehydrated the morning after drinking. Corey Seager:  dry lip smacking.

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. This homer is for the dreamers, the believers, and all the those that put their socks on first.

Ross Stripling – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.92. Streamonator is a little iffy on Stripling’s next start, but hat does it know? Yesterday it only predicted a start of 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 Ks. Yo, Machinehead, it was two Ks! Cmon!

Dinelson Lamet – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.80. My fantasy staffs are doing so well this year. Cut the first 100 games out of every season! This is heaven!

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (2). Ding, ding, ding! Our first slam and legs of the year! I think this is the latest in the year it’s ever taken to get one, and, no, I’m not being sarcastic because it’s the last day of July. I mean, the 7th game of the season. Unless I missed one on Saturday when I don’t do roundups, but I don’t think I did. This is fascinating, huh? Okay, moving on.

Brandon Belt – 0-for-2 as he was activated from the IL. Recovered from a heel injury, sounds like Superfly after Piper’s Pit.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. Giants’ offense is going to be supercharged like anyone in a horror movie who is in a tub with a radio playing precariously on the tub’s edge.

Mike Yastrzemski – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .423. Oh, yeah, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy, since he’s the hottest schmotato in schmotato land.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Not close to returning, and the Red Sox have no reason to push him. Sadly, if you drafted Ed-Rod, hope he gets better, and drop him.

Christian Vazquez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. Could slam my head into a wall for not drafting him in every league. He was staring at me in every draft around the time I draft a catcher (200+). Maybe if he wasn’t staring I wouldn’t have been uncomfortable. Yeah, it’s his fault!

Steven Matz – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.18. As is my wont, I watched a lot of this start, and Matz got a raw deal. He gutted out a 5+ inning start, when he could’ve bailed after four innings. Not trying to make excuses because I own him more than any other pitcher, but, aside from two ding-dongs to Vazquez, he looked decent, and the 2nd homer barely got out.

Edwin Diaz – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 7.71, and bailed out big time by Sewald. The Mets traded their entire farm system for Edwin Diaz. Skull and clown emojis for infinity. Lugo or even Familia have to get next save chance.

Marcus Stroman – Will face live hitters on Friday. So, not Jed Lowrie.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.00. Hyun-Jin Ryu just can’t pitch in NL parks that are doubling as AL parks.

Teoscar Hernandez – 3-for-4, and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .321. Imagine not drafting Teoscar in every league. Imagine that. After I told you to. Why are you even reading this if you ain’t paying attention? Teoscar might be in this afternoon’s Buy. Honestly, I don’t remember. He should just be owned in 100% of leagues, and he’s been in the last two Buy columns.

Cavan Biggio – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer. After the game, he got on a Zoom call with his dad, who reprimanded him, “I told you to hit the ball with your elbow guard.”

Michael Taylor – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Taylor H.A.M. By the by, you would’ve been better off drafting Michael Taylor in the 1st round instead of Juan Soto.

Ryan Yarbrough – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.54. I have a little crush on Yarbrough. Wonder if he’d be excited to receive a letter from me. *blushes* I’m too bashful!

Mike Foltynewicz – Outrighted to alternate training camp. For those slow on the uptake, this means not one single club wanted to bother with him, even though there’s some clubs who have literally two men in their five-man rotation. That is cold-blooded.

Max Fried – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.31. Good thing you drafted Scherzer in the 2nd round. Huge difference.

Mike Trout – Taking paternity leave. It is important for him to have a quality couple of days with his child before he sends him off to a distant planet to avoid the Covidapocalypse in his home planet.

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1) of the year. I hate to be the party pooper on a momentous occasion like our 2nd slam & legs of the year, but why can’t Ohtani just hit? Forget pitching this year.

Hansel Robles – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 20.25. Brush the breadcrumbs away from the bullpen so Hansel can’t find his way back to the mound. His velocity was down two miles per hour and can we just say closers can’t throw hard without proper ramping up of the season?

Jose Marmolejos – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Marmolejos is The Gypsy Kings favorite MLB player.

Shed Long Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .240. Shed looking more like an addition.

J.P. Crawford – 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 2 steals, 2 legit, 2 quit. He’s hitting .375, and leadoff. He’s not named Jhot Pschmotato Crawford for nothing.

Zack Wheeler – All Jays and Phils weekend games were canceled. With the number of games the Phils are playing this year, they might only need Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler. File under related to Spencer Howard, but not related to Ryan Howard. Games are canceled because Rob Manfred let Sunday’s game happen between the Marlins and Phils. This is not the Marlins’ fault. Protocols that were put in place say Sunday’s game should’ve been canceled. Instead, Rob Manfred allowed a Slack chat to determine game status. Days since Rob Manfred was a national disgrace: Zero.

 
  1. kevinh1023 says:
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    Hey…. thank you! Teoscar reminds me of a Tracy Chapman song for some reason. Your insight and content is always *chefs kiss*.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, appreciate you!

  2. Harley Earl says:
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    Damn Grey!

    You were soooooooo right on Teoscar. Thanksfully, I did listen and bought one share. He’s already unseated George Springer for playing time on my team! Of course, George has a sore knee too. But damn! Sometimes you are just really good at this dart throw-sleeper shit!

    Well done!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  3. Dr Easy says:
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    A belated thank you to you and the commenters for encouraging me to start Pearson a couple of days ago! And your blurb on Marmolejos legit had me laughing out loud!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nice work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  4. Vesper says:
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    Commented once. This is the second time, both standing agreements that Rob Manfred is a disgrace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      100%

  5. Fister Furbush says:
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    Teoscar or Yastrzemski ROS in a redraft points league

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Teoscar

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with MP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  6. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome report! Have I said that this year? Someone help me.

    a. Marmolejos is what came out of a Marmolized bullpen meltdown! ‘Member Marmol, Cubs closer par excellence?

    b. Speaking of par excellence, have added the following skill to my resume.

    ‘Expert 1980s/1990s telephone cord discombobulator.’

    c. Yesterday 1 minute before game time, I check SON, see Ryu’s start was upgraded to 7.8$, thought hey that’s better, get him in, but I was denied and went to sleep saddened. Then I woke up and was not saddened. Like I was saying before, he is one start from oblivion on bench.

    d. Robbie Ray may have slimmed down the body but his hair has done the reverse and he can barely clamp the baseball cap over the abundance of hair. I think the idea of his cap falling off his head while pitching is having a negative impact on his pitching. Could he just shave his head to see if I’m right or wrong?

    e. Have a nice weekend! Phew, almost forgot!

    f. MLB quote of the day for July 31, 2020

    ‘He calls me the pop fly home run champ. Say, I can hit a ball farther with one hand than that little runt can with two. Bring on those Giants. I’ll eat them up!’
    [Klein said in referring to Ott.]

    Charles Herbert ‘Chuck’ Klein, aka ‘The Hoosier Hammer’. Leading the NL in HRs four times, he won the NL MVP in 1932 and won the Triple Crown in 1933. His early years (until he was 30) were way better than his later years (after 30).

    His 162-game average was…

    663 PA, 599 BA, 108 R, 192 H, 37 2B, 7 3B, 28 HR, 111 RBI, 56 BB, 48 K, .320/.379/.543 slash line, 137 OPS+, 325 TB

    His best year was his 1930 season.

    722 PA, 648 BA, 158 R, 250 H, 59 2B, 8 3B, 40 HR, 170 RBI, 54 BB, 50 K, .386/.436/.687 slash line, 159 OPS+, 445 TB

    He died from alcohol-related problems, just like Hack Wilson from yesterday. Wilson was inducted into the hall in 1979, Klein in 1980, who is inducted in 1981? Who will appear in the quote for Monday? Tune in Monday!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Of course, one of the worst!

      B. HAHA, how well does it pay?

      C. Yikes

      D. He could, I suppose, but his problemsmight be more serious

      E. You too!

      F. Oh wow had no idea they died due to booze

      • Jaco says:
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        Yo yo yo Mr. Grey TGIF am I rite haha just say yes

        Well my annual #onethatgotaway occurred in a Yahoo server last night as I was outbid for TeoscGod the 60GGOAT (60 game goat)

        I think my rebound may be the poor mans TeoscGod, Shed Long Jr?? Who is a rich mans Barn Short Sr??? Does this make any sense??? Did I have too much coffee?????

        Also, I know ur a Schoop guy but from Greysing thru comments I saw u recommend Hanser over Schoop for a points league. Does this stand true for a 5×5 roto? Someone has to play 2nd for Kingery while the Phillies recover from MANFRED-19

        Thanks!!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

          That’s points, points favors AVG (usually, I didn’t get specifics in that league) — in roto I want Schoop

          • Jaco says:
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            A. Sorry for commenting on someone else post on accident…such a GD rookie maneuver!!!

            B. Thanks for the clarification! Never done points, discovered the roto auction and never looked back!

            B. Somewhere in that incoherent rambling I forgot to ask—if I need SBs do you take shed over Schoop til Kingery returns? And—would you drop schoop/shed for Madrigal when he gets the Madricall? Kingery my only 2 bagger currently

            C. Lastly, can we get some prayers going for those starting Gallen tonight? The Zacrificial lamb, if u will?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              B #2 go Madrigal

              C. Yeah, indeed

              • Jaco says:
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                Hey Grey—since the Madricall has happened and I already lost a faab bid for teoscar—how much faab bid for Madrigal in 100 dollar league? I have 85 left

                Thank you very much

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  $47

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!!

        a. So just to clarify…It was 4:04 PM EST yesterday when I saw Ryu at 7.8$ (game time 4:05 EST) so I thought I could get him in….But I FAILED, THANKFULLY! Thank you for sneezing your positive karma from yesterday’s blurbs on me!

        b. Thinking about moving on from La Stella, just like me to sign up the wrong middle infielder (Fletcher refers). Hopefully La Stella will start launching a few and then I won’t have this problem.

        c. Yeah, the sauce was a huge problem for many from like 1910 to date. Even Michael Jordan in the video, you can see his blood shot eyes, you can see the hurt he feels, especially when referring to the fact that when he was younger (when he joined the Bulls) he didn’t drink. I used to drink weekends until I blacked out once when I was 25. I had friends who helped me but I vowed never to do that again – drink to excess. It’s worked so far.

        d. I only have 1 starter going today, it’s Garrett Richards, he’s in Colorado and I’ll be watching him on my bench.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Ah, nice! Here’s another one for Karma Ragusa!

          B. Yeah, it’s time if better options

          C. I hear ya

          D. Yup

          • galica says:
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            Grey!!

            a. Signed up Tim Lopes and dropped Anthony Bass, can’t wait for Toronto to play a game next week. Waguespack and Dolis are the better arms in that bullpen. I should have dropped Mallex Smith for Lopes.

            b. Dropped Hanser Alberto (renamed him Handsome Hanser Alberto) to pick up Zac Plesac. I will give him one more start on my bench and then he moves into the starting rotation permanently.

            c. Also added Ohtani over Oliver Drake. I can’t believe Shohei was available. He’ll start pounding the ball. I’ll never start him and Bob is your uncle!

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. Haha

              B. Better than Handsier

              C. Wow, yeah he should be owned

  7. Shitbird says:
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    Marmalejos joke = chef’s kiss. Thanks for the laughs Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  8. Dave D says:
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    I watched Varsho’s first MLB at-bat. Dude had the discipline to take two strikes looking and managed to work a full count and the walked. Dude took six pitches in his first at-bat, didn’t even swing even though he looked ready to do. Talk about plate discipline! I wonder when that has ever happened before. I cant imagine they keep rolling out Jake Lamb at DH with his .067 avg and 8k’s in 15 AB’s.

    Whats with all theses closers coming out in non-save situations. Its downright maddening. I had both Robles and Kennedy do it on the same team last night. Both gave up HRs and Robles was terrible. Ugh!

    • Player X says:
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      Closers will be even more of a mess after Aug 1st 7 game doubleheaders

      • Dave D says:
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        Indeed. Pretty tough in weekly lineups, weekly FAABs.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Right, DHs too, yuck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

      Saves are such a cluster this year, and I don’t see them getting better in only 60 games

  9. DLev45 says:
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    12 team 5×5 Roto

    C – Vazquez
    1B – Olson
    2B – Biggio
    3B – Chapman
    SS – Baez
    OF – Just Dong
    OF – Conforto
    OF – Laureano
    UT – Ohtani
    UT – Mallex
    BN – Calhoun
    BN – Happ
    IL – Dozier
    NA – Madrigal

    SP – Cole
    SP – Buehler
    SP – Clevinger
    SP – Ray
    SP – May
    SP – Pearson
    SP – Urias
    SP – Stripling
    RP – Jansen
    RP – Kintzler
    RP – W. Davis
    RP – T. Watson

    What would you do to make room to Teoscar? Also some early jettisons on the WW in Kyle Tucker, Danny Santana.

    What kind of pitching moves would you be looking at?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Mallex for Teoscar.

      Would be looking to move on from Tony Watson on the pitching side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Nittanychris says:
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    What is the percentage chance that Karinchak is the full-time closer in Cleveland in 2021? Thanks!

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      I think it’s 80% he’s the closer in Cleveland right now.

      • Nittanychris says:
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        Well, Hand had pitched 2 days in a row and badly, so last night may have been a scheduled day off for him. It would be great if Karinchak steals the job this year!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’ll say 80% for 2021. Decent chance he takes over this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. J.d.martinez and Moncada for Nolan Arenado and Teoscar.Ks are an offensive category (roto) Thanks again. Is it close?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      JD side for me, it’s close

    • Grey

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      Agree with DT

  12. Tony C says:
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    Please rank Teoscar, Franmil, JD Davis and JP Crawford in a massive 10 hitting categories for the rest of the season.

    Drop Robles for Burdi or Rosenthal in a saves and holds league?

    PLease rank Byrnes, Howard, Richards and Kelly for ROS

    THank you maestro of fantasy baseball and have a great weekend!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franmil, Teoscar, JD
      Robles
      Kelly, Burnes, Howard

      • Tony C says:
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        Is it close between JD Davis and JP Howard? I really need stolen bases. My current best base stealer is Tommy Edman.

        • LenFuego says:
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          I think you mean Crawford rather than Howard, and no, it’s not close. Crawford is hot garbage compared to Davis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil, Teoscar/JD — very close

      Robles for BUrdi

      I don’t even know who some of these ROS are — Kelly? Joe Kelly?

      • Tony C says:
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        Merrill

    • Grey

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      Kelly, Richards but not in Coors, Burnes

  13. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning & happy Friday!!!

    Great write up as always, and way to open the door to catcher questions too (been going sans catcher in 1 league, but might scoop up Varsho).

    RP’s…. hooray for closers. I got Doolittle in 1 12-team league and Robles in another.

    Should either/ both be dropped?

    Doolittle’s velocity is down and to my knowledge, hasn’t even pitched later than the 7th inning! –

    Robles finally got into a game and promptly pooped the bed. D. Hudson available in this league (of course not in the one where I own Doodoolittle)

    As always, thanks in advance!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Fine with swapping for Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Hudson over Doolittle

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        thanks @donkey teeth & Grey,

        unfortunately, the league where I have Doodoolittle, Hudson isn’t available. best options for potential saves in that league would be the below (or I could simply drop him and use that spot to stream)

        – Rosenthal (blah)
        – Goody/ Jonathan Hernandez (meh)

        in the league where Hudson is available, I just used my last weekly move to add Madrigal since I just heard he’s getting called up.

        Again, appreciate the help (as always)!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yuck…I guess Hernandez

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            yeah, my thoughts exactly… might just hold Doolittle in hopes he can turn it around.

            I did just get an alert that the Mets are considering removing Diaz from the closer role… speculative add on Familia or Lugo better option than Doolittle/ Hernandez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lugo — yes

  14. daniel cabrera fan 40 says:
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    Ooof, I’m out of adds for this week, guess I’m going to have to wait and see if Shed Long Jr lasts until Monday so I can swap him out for Tyler O’Neill.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username!

  15. Denver90 says:
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    Is Bret Anderson a good start coming off IL today?

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      Do you like 3+ innings and 3 earned runs with 2 strikeouts?

      • Denver90 says:
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        Don’t need to decide now…game postponed

      • Denver90 says:
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        3 IP, 2ER, 2K
        Great call.
        Glad I moved on!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Nah, wouldn’t have been

  16. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    Points league… H Alberto or Schoop?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Alberto for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. RicoSuave says:
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    Do you think Gonsolin will stick in the rotation?

    • Grey

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      Seems unlikely

  18. Five-on-One says:
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    Schoop, Fletcher and Teoscar are all available in my league (11 team, 5×5, redraft):

    1) Schoop over Swanson or Didi?

    2) Fletcher or Teoscar over Riley or Benintendi?

    Just picked up Karinchak and dumped Tony Watson. Good move? Kapler will do what Kapler does, amiright?

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      1. Swanson
      2. I’d rather have Teoscar than both Riley and Benintendi

      Karinchak good

    • Five-on-One says:
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      Also have Wil Myers. So for question 2, who are your top two (or three) from Myers, Teoscar, Riley, Benintendi and Fletcher?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Hold
      2. Teoscar over Riley

      Good move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agree with DT
      2. Agree with DT

      Yes, good

  19. Duntroon68 says:
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    I don’t know that I have anything intelligent to ask or offer but I woke at 5:00 am for an appointment only to find at 6:30 that’s it’s three hours later than I thought.

    I’m enjoying the chaos so far. It’s like we’ve just skipped ahead to the part when I think, “Huh, I’m in seventh with two months to go.” And I start streaming and churning, targeting cats where I can move up.

    50 round draft and hold on Fantrax: I can assemble a roster this weekend that will feature players that will accumulate stats in every roster slot but it’s tight. Maybe one pitcher and two hitters on the bench that could help. Had LeClerc on that team. Hopefully, Burdi or Jeffress can pick up some saves. I have a few players that I might see in the future, Puig, B. Keller, Madrigal.

    Suddenly, I can move the appointment up. So thanks for doing this. The daily updates are invaluable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, No problem

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I too am embracing it

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      i was sitting with my family casually watching the game (I was not casually watching). I flipped out and pump fisted that bunt so hard. my brothers thought (still think) I am a weird guy – while that is true, they dont know anything. about baseball. FU analytics

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  20. toolshed says:
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    Thanks for saying what needed to be said about Manfred. He needs to get fired asap for so many reasons. I just hope letting the marlins and phillies play is the last mistake he is allowed to make.

    Of course I am the same person who thought Dave Roberts finally did it to himself last year. I thought for sure he finally managed LAD out of the playoffs for the very last time. Wrong again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya on Roberts, also crazy

  21. Ghost of Grady Little says:
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    Weekly 5×5 League, start 2 SS-

    Mondesi, Swanson, Hanser Alberto

    • Ghost of Grady Little says:
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      This is for my MI and UT spots. Also have Braun available to play in the UT spot, but his playing time has been really spotty this week and seems banged up.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mondesi and Swanson

      • Ghost of Grady Little says:
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        Thanks DT.

        Modesi has been cold to start. He better start running this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Jose Peraza is killing me offensively (2 errors and a CS just last night). Would you pick up Donovan Solano for Peraza? Thanks as always.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eh, I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. fake name says:
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    is cristian javier actually good?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Seems pretty good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He dominated what little minor leagues he’s played

  24. Will says:
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    You forgot to mention Hudson getting the save for the Nats even though Doolittle was available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I did mention the other day Doolittle is not the closer

      • Will says:
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        Saw that and when I saw D Hudson picked up the save last night I immediately went and picked him up. You might be on to something about closers needing a full spring schedule in order to throw hard, Doolittle’s velo has gone from 93.5 last season to 90.9 so far this season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Doolittle’s looked bad

  25. Play Ball says:
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    Garver is 2/13 has struck out 8 times.

    Christian Vazquez is available. Do I drop Garver for him or hold?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold for a couple more games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go to Vazquez

  26. Thegreatbambino says:
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    Drop Sano, Tucker or Buxton for Teoscar? 12 team points and position doesn’t really matter.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Bux

  27. Dude at Dudes says:
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    Rank these guys for saves speculating? K. MIddleton (LAA), J. Hernandez (TEX), J. Chavez (TEX), J. Jeffress (CHC)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Jeffress, Middleton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Hernandez, Middleton

  28. BadFantasyManager says:
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    I just came here to say, as an owner of Hansel Robles, WHY DO MANAGERS PUT CLOSERS IN NON SAVE SITUATIONS!?!?

    I wept a little the second I saw Robles was going to pitch in the 9th in a non-save situations…. I own Bieber too, and when Robles entered, I knew that all the effort that Bieber put for me to win in ERA this week was going to be useless (I play H2H)…..

    Thanks for letting me express my feelings. Best page ever

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, it’s so frustrating, Kazaam!

  29. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Indians used a 6-man rotation first time through. Have you heard or read this is their plan for the season? If so, that will take away 2 starts for Bieber and Clevinger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think that’s the plan until someone gets hurt

    • ellis says:
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      I think it’s still a five man, but because of the rain out they saw that they could line up their best three starters against Minnesota and went for it,

  30. Steve says:
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    Drop Hand for Karinchak (10T 5×5)

    Catcher question, ditch Mejia for Varsho? Mejia seems to have slipped into the weak side of the platoon.

    Thanks.

    • Phil says:
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      Facing the same Hand/Karinchak question. I’m looking to handcuff instead for a few days by dropping B Reynolds instead for Karinchak; no telling how Francona’s gonna play that in the short term (he *should* give up on Hand in a short season, but….[shrugs]).

    • Phil says:
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      Facing the same Hand/Karinchak question. I’m looking to handcuff for a few days by dropping B Reynolds instead for Karinchak; no telling how Francona’s gonna play that in the short term (he *should* give up on Hand in a short season, but….[shrugs]).

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Think I’d still keep Hand but don’t feel great about it…would try to roster both.

      I’d keep Mejia for this Coors series.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d say eff it and embrace Karinchak — but Hand might not be out of job, so risky

      I’d try Varsho

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, Mejia is in Coors? Then I’m holding him as well

  31. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Omar Narvaez is 1-12. Drop him for Varsho? (5×5 roto – OBP)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  32. Nick says:
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    Grey

    Teoscar over Lourdes G Jr?
    i’m now ready to drop “your” Krush Davis you told me to keep for so long….

    0% avg :( !!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Teoscar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I told everyone not to draft Davis

      Agree with DT

    • LenFuego says:
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      Gonna disagree w/ DT and Grey. NFW Teoscar over Lourdes.

  33. Phil says:
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    Currently planning to drop O’Neill for Teoscar and Mercado for Yaz.

    Grisham, Jacoby Jones, and JP Crawford also appealing options, and I have E Escobar and Dahl struggling as well.

    Are my 2 current moves solid, or should I adjust plans at all?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d grab Grisham instead of Yaz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, but very close

  34. Perfect Game says:
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    If Vlad doesn’t get the ball in the air he’s going to be a dud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  35. Philomath says:
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    Teoscar over hot schomato Jacoby Jones? Though I could roster both right now.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Teoscar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both, why not

  36. Umpy 70 says:
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    I just picked up Oscar! Love to see hes running too. Always nice to pick up your favourite teams players

    Getting offers already for him like Spencer Howard.

    Do i pull the trigger?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Meh, if you need the pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redraft? I’d want Teoscar, don’t think it’s close

      • Umpy 70 says:
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        Grey, not sure if you hear this not enough or too much, but you are the man!

        I was just curious cause i need pitching unfortunately, and that waiver looks pretty thing in 12 team league…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  37. Trader says:
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    Best on the wire:
    Choo, Hoerner, Kingery
    Chironis, Matz, Kelly, Musgrove
    IL: Giles, Dozier, Stroman

    C- S Perez
    CI- Cron, Suarez, K Seager
    MI- Tatis, Story, McMahon
    OF- Yelich, Laureano, Mercado, Bux, Brantley
    DH: Ohtani (I know!)
    Bench: Cesar Hernandez, Dannys, Akiyama
    Stras, Hendricks, CMart, Odorizzi, Lester (streamer spot)

    1. So many bench bats. Should I drop a few to grab some SP fliers?
    2. Best IL stash?

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes, Kelly, Matz
      2. Stroman

      • Trader says:
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        Great.

        Which 2 would you drop from Cesar, McMahon, Dannys, Akiyama

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cesar, Shogo

  38. William Hung says:
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    YOLO – Cards have the rona – though the language right now is “multiple members” so maybe not the players?

    If this is W1 of the MLB season, giddy up for W2…

    • Dave D says:
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      Yeah, looks like Dylan Carlson might not debut this weekend afterall. Losing DeJong and a Flaherty start tonight aint gonna help me at all. Wishing I had Bieber instead.

      • William Hung says:
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        Who would’ve thought that the pitching strategy should’ve just been “Draft all the Cleveland guys”

        FYI – Heyman is saying that if MLB finds that the Cardinals got the virus in Minnesota, Twins/Indians games will probably be impacted as well.

        Also looks like another positive test for the Marlins as well – and the plan is to bus them all to Miami, while the rest of the team will travel on… this won’t end well

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Love how all these reporters are contact tracing by looking at a MLB schedule like that’s how any of this works

          • William Hung says:
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            On the good news side – Phillies reported no new positives today, so yay!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup

              • Dave D says:
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                This is crazy business. After the Juan Soto experience I have to wonder if the results are legit.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Test results aren’t legit, that’s about the end and short of it…Can’t reveal sources, but a beat reporter told me that one player has been fine for 30 days and kept testing positive and negative, alternating every couple of days

                  • Dave D says:
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                    That is so f’d on so many levels. The whole thing is a bad joke. Its bad enough to base MLB decisions on bad tests, but when regular peoples businesses and livelihoods are impacted by crappy testing thats a whole ‘nother travesty.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They need better tests, and prolly should’ve played like:

                      10 games vs. dodgers and giants then tested, then dodgers get ten games vs. padres etc

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Youre right, makes any difference if the tests are crap. There is so much misinformation and disinformation around how its spread and how its treated, that I cant help shake the feelings that it is a plan. This is what a sexual abusing kidnapper does to a hostage. F’s over their mind to create “Stockholm syndrome. “ Not a pretty scenario we are under.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nope

  39. TrickRey says:
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    Would you pick up Karinchak and drop any of Britton, Nick Anderson, Anthony Bass, or Nick Burdi in a 12 tm H2H 5×5 league with SV+H instead of saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Bass

  40. BigEasy says:
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    Rebuilding dynasty team. Safe to drop Khris Davis? Seems like he’s finished

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, can lose him

  41. kelly leak says:
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    Good Morning Grey and Razzballers!
    Please rank the following potential closers:

    Hernandez (TX)
    Rosenthal (KC)
    Middleton (LAA)
    Wittgren (CLE)
    Williams (SEA)

    Thank you and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…TEX, LAA, KC

      • kelly leak says:
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        Thank you, Sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. Phil says:
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    Start Garett Richards at Coors tonight?

    • William Hung says:
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      SON says his start is around -$30 – looks like a hard no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  43. Powdered Toast Man says:
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    Great round up Grey and as a Paetron member I appreciated the Buy list on Thursday as that is our weekly transaction day in one league.

    Bullpens are a travesty. I had Giles, LeClerc and still have Workman in one league. Have Mr. Hand in another. All are save+ holds so I’m adding middle relievers as I can. Drake, Karen-check, I had Rosenthal but dumped him for Drake in one. What a cluster. Just keep moving and adding is the strategy?

    • William Hung says:
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      Yeah this was my strategy going into the season – didn’t bother drafting any pitching till after I drafted all my bats because I had the feeling pitching was gonna be a constant carousel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Appreciate you subscribing!

      Yeah, gotta keep rotating through

  44. Tom says:
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    My berrios for his Chapman 5×5 obp dynasty

    Still have decent pitching and I can stream some spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matt? Sure

      • Tom says:
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        Yep

        • Tom says:
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          But I still have not got my 1st win with the pitching staff. Lol

          Kershaw on IL and Snell only pitching 2 innings has hurt but I also have Corbin and picked up Merrill Kelly and singer has looked pretty good

          Let me know if I still should

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, I have one win — that hasn’t been great — I’d take Matt Chapman

  45. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Got offer of Lindor for my Bregman. Both are off to slow starts and A typical of Bregman. Astros lineup deeper.

    Do I keep Bregman or take Lindor? I’m fine with SB so I’m more concerned with the other counting stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  46. Steeve says:
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    Bundy breakout? Finaly?!? Trust him ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, seems trustworthy

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Jake Arrieta 2.0. Get the fuck out of Maryland!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  47. francisco says:
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    kenley jansen for brandon lowe? nobody wants my closer and best i can get is Lowe….thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen

  48. scoboticus says:
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    With Madrigal getting the callup, I can drop either Peraza or Edman to make room for other players. Which one to drop?

    • scoboticus says:
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      HTH league with keepers, btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he called up? Drop Peraza

  49. francisco says:
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    kenley jansen for brandon lowe? nobody wants jansen in my league and i need a bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen

  50. Darrell Lester says:
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    Cancellations becoming tough to manage. Teoscar worth holding onto in a daily league with shallow bench? I guess no different than a day to day injury. Other out for the weekend option to drop to clear up a roster slot and get some warm bodies would be Didi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi if you must

  51. J-hova says:
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    Great write up, agree with the Ohtani blurb. Seems like it’s a waste to pitch him right now. Thank you for referencing TRL, just started watching random clips on youtube to remind me of the good old days when Fred Durst was rapping about everyone meeting up on the sun.

    Favor – probably should drop an SP to field a SS or 2b with Turner and most likely Hiura out. . Would you drop Plesac or Houser in a 10 team roto. Staff right now is, Biebs – Gray – Lamet – Maeda – Houser – Plesac.

    Also a shoutout to everywhereblair who ranked Bieber #1 SP going into the season . I never draft an SP early but 6 were off the board when Bieber came to me in rd 4 so pulled the trigger and have no regretted it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, sorry I drove you to watch Fred Durst

      Houser

      Nice on Blair!

  52. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Grey,
    I got a trade offer or could go FAAB instead, For the rest of the year how do you rank these OF
    Danny Santana
    Wil Myers
    Willie Calhoun
    Tyler O’Neill
    Yaz
    Zimmer
    A Garcia
    Domingo Santana
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yaz, Myers, O’Neill

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Thanks. I’ll target them.
        Would you trade Danny Santana for either Garcia or Domingo or push

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Avisail seems fair, but no I wouldn’t trade

          • Sweatpants Nation says:
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            Thanks. Have a great weekend

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  53. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Edwin Diaz was dropped in my league..Add him? Drop Cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I thought that was the right move. Diaz is to good not to figure it out and still young. He can just sit on my bench until ready, in a dynasty..Better on my team than an opponents..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  54. Cohen says:
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    W.Calhoun or I.Happ ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  55. sportivetricks says:
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    “My fantasy staffs are doing so well this year. Cut the first 100 games out of every season! This is heaven!”

    Remember when I said I thought pitchers would be ahead of hitters?? Remember??

    Well, you can call me Saint Sportive, and I’ll open up these pearly gates for you. Come on in.

    Lurrrrrrveya!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but in fairness, my pitchers are doing well, not all pitchers

      Lurves

      • sportivetricks says:
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        I let you through these gates and this is how you talk to me????

        Carlostopheles Martinezebub! Come, and take Grey back down with you!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, SORRY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I still like him, but he must pitch (Brewers aren’t playing) and must pitch 5+ IP

      • 3mango says:
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        gotcha. Thanks, as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  56. return2earth says:
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    yo grey!

    could use some guidance on this decision for a 10 team keeper league ..

    7×7 roto – R / HR / RBI / SB / AVG / OBP / SLG / IP /K / QS / W / ERA /WHIP / SVHD

    current squad is in 1st place .. pitching is tops in all categories but could use some help in AVG/OBP/SBs

    c – Danny Jansen
    1b – Matt Olson
    2b – Ozzie Albies
    3b – Matt Chapman
    ss – Trea Turner
    ci – David Fletcher
    mi – Fernando Tatis Jr.
    of – Luis Robert
    of – Kyle Schwarber
    of – Kyle Lewis
    of – Teoscar Hernandez
    ut – Wil Myers
    ut – Mike Yastrzemski

    injured list – Juan Soto

    bench – Kolten Wong
    bench – Ian Happ
    bench – Colin Moran

    p – Jack Flaherty
    p – Sonny Gray
    p – Max Fried
    p – Jesus Luzardo
    p – Julio Urias
    p – Tyler Duffey (holds)
    p – Yusmeiro Petit (holds)
    p – James Karinchak (holds/saves)
    p – Giovanny Gallegos (holds/saves)
    p – Kwang-Hyun Kim (holds/saves)

    bench – Aaron Civale
    bench – Zach Plesac
    bench – Sandy Alcantara

    injured list – A.J. Puk

    – – – – –

    w/ Jansen sitting the next few days & splitting time w/ McGuire behind home plate so far, should i go ahead and drop Sandy Alcantara to give Varsho a run at my catcher spot for the weekend? or drop Sandy for a pitching streamer .. possibly looking at Homer Bailey for QS/W pitching for a stacked Twins team for the rest of the season w/ matchups like the Tigers & Royals for 2-4 games in the next few weeks .. or i could just hold tight and pray that Sandy comes back but honestly even if all of the Marlins come back, some may decide to opt out due to the madness they’ve just endured or they may be prone to injury since they’ve been without work for a week or two .. fuck man i just love Sandy and that first game was beautiful against the Phillies so dropping him is tough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try Varsho, forget Bailey — Sandy is droppable too tho, he’s got Covid

      • return2earth says:
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        thanks brother .. appreciate you as always

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • return2earth says:
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            one more question ..

            would you swap out Kolten Wong for J.P. Crawford?

            both are hitting at the tops of their lineups but i have no confidence in the Cardinals offense and now w/ the covid shit i’m ready to throw Wong off the boat and move on .. J.P. is a small sample size but the underlying metrics back it up to an extent and the stance/adjustments are coming thru .. the walk rate is wild and he passes the eye test in-game .. worth the dice roll?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  57. Justin Ralph says:
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    Would you drop Gallegos and Nick Anderson for Karinchak. I currently have Gallegos on the IR so would have to drop both. Its a limited moves league so I hate to be wasting moves on saves speculation but this may be worth it although I have no faith in Kim holding the role in St Louis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  58. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Drop Amed Rosario for Teoscar Hernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  59. Phil says:
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    A little dynasty league trade help, ceteris paribus.

    A) Grisham + Beer for Machado

    B) Hand for H. Dozier

    C) Grisham + Lux for Wander

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Machado

      B. Dozier
      C. Wander

  60. Luke says:
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    Which side do you like here Grey?

    Urias/Mercado for Ramon Laureano/Trent Grisham

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

  61. Bill says:
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    Drop Kimbrel for Burdi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  62. Matt says:
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    after 1st week feeling good about my SP, even with Stroman & E-Rod likely out for much of the season. Corbin, Castillo, S. Gray, Lamet, Pearson, Weaver, May – should I try to trade 1 for a top SS?

    My hitters are:

    C – Kelly
    1b – Freeman
    2b – Gurriel Jr
    3b – Chapman
    Ss – Rosario
    Of – Soto, Harper, Giancarlo
    Util – Laureano, Mercado
    Bn – Kingery, Hilliard, Madrigal

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure — bat much better than SP this year, not close if equal usually

      • Matt says:
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        thanks Grey. Would you rather keep Corbin or Castillo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm, tough call…Castillo

  63. Jolt In Flow says:
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    My favourite funny of the article, “Maybe if he wasn’t staring I wouldn’t have been uncomfortable. Yeah, it’s his fault!”

    Thanks for the laugh, Grey. I needed it after seeing where my teams are standing after last night…, er crumbling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  64. Matt says:
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    drop amed rosario or kingery for jp crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  65. Earl says:
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    Am I crazy for thinking of starting Snell against O’s today?

    Is Oscar Meracdo a dud for this year or should still hang on since it is early in season so to speak?

    Think Oliver Drake survives a closer by committee for Rays?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why wouldn’t you start Snell? I don’t follow

      Forget Mercado

      Drake would be my 1st choice still

      • Earl says:
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        Snell did not look great last start albeit only 2 innings.

        What about another dud for catcher (Gary Sanchez). Dont ask why I drafted him as it was auto pick gone wrong haha.

        Picked up Jonathan Hernadez to see if can get some saves from him or not

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You start Snell every start no matter what

  66. krazyivan says:
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    Maybe for the rest of this shortened season the Dodgers can give Bellinger and Brooklyn hat-he playing like a complete bum.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  67. Cohen says:
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    Grey, with Madrigal called up whos the drop?
    W.Calhoun
    Happ
    Hays
    Kingery
    Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  68. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I have:

    Robles on 4 teams. I’m not a big fan, but thought he was decent value for a 3 or 4 CL at around pick 180 or so.

    Giles on 5 teams

    Leclerc and Giles as 2 of my 3 closers on 1 team.

    Not great Grey. Not great.

  69. Non keeper I have Moncada,Abreu, Jimenez and Robert. All on same team. If COVID hits the white Sox. In a weekly league I could lose a 100 ab. A week. My question to you is should I sell one or maybe two at a slight discount.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the deal you’re getting

  70. Cohen says:
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    Which C to grab?
    Sean Murphy at T.Walker or
    Mejia at Col(Grey)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia

  71. DonnieB says:
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    Drop McCutchen for Teoscar? Drop Bass for Karinchak? Thanks. How do you become Patreon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes…yes…Link in the opening paragraph right before “Anyway”

  72. JP says:
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    Hoerner or Hampson going forward? Would you take both or K. Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry, take both over Davis

        • JP says:
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          Thank you

  73. RicoSuave says:
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    Grey,
    Madrigal called up… him or G Lux? I have Lux in my bench and H Alberto as my 2B (16 team points league)

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madrigal

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. Matt says:
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    ROS as Utility hitter: Christian Vazquez or Ohtani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

  75. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just heard that the White Sox purchased the contract of Nick Madrigal. I want to bring him up and drop Peraza. If I drop Peraza, it leaves me without a SS until the Jays and Phillies play. Should I drop Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Peraza

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        when will PHI and TOR play ball again?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe Monday

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            do you think I should pick someone up until they play or play a man short until then?

            My choices are few:

            Donovan Solano
            Jose Iglesias
            Orlando Arcia

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Solano

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Should I pick someone up until they get back or play a man short? My choices are:

            Donovan Solano
            Orlando Arcia
            Jose Iglesias

  76. Matt says:
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    ROS: Ohtani or Teoscar for utility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

  77. Steve says:
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    Now that Chapman’s been cleared, would you drop Britton for Karinchak or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton

  78. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Which catcher moving forward:

    Will Smith
    Sal Perez
    Wilson Ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  79. tjw4404 says:
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    Drop Calhoun for Teoscar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  80. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey. So, not to be left off the Madrigal bandwagon, I am thinking of adding him for one of my 45 Closers. I have the following drek:

    W. Davis
    Workman
    Karinchak
    Anderson
    Drake
    Burdy

    Sorry, I threw up in my mouth. Drop any of them for a flyer on Madrigal? It is a 6X6 12 Team H2H Keeper League with Holds and OPS.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        Thanks Grey. I guess I could have also offered some of my SPs as options:

        Weaver
        Bassitt
        Gallen
        Howard

        Thanks again Grey.

  81. Matt says:
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    hey Grey painful question to ask but is Villar a drop in RCLs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see it

  82. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS************

  83. rhodyballer says:
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    Varsho over McCann?

  84. Chris R says:
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    I’ve been singing marmolejos to the tune of the gipsy kings since the moment I drafted him… Of course my kid loves rewatching Sing! over and over….

  85. Sam says:
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    I have Robbie ray, drop him for Jordan Montgomery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  86. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ******THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS***************

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