The 2nd game in a row Dinelson Lamet has taken a no-hitter into the 6th inning and, this time, it went into the 7th, ending up 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.61. I’m about to start moaning out his name like a pizza deliveryman in a porn. “I didn’t ask for sausage.” “And I didn’t ask for my salad to be hand-tossed, but here we are.” There’s no whacks on Dinelson as he keeps the whacks off. Now paint the fence! *Dinelson starts painting Mejia’s glove* No, the fence, not ‘fense. Forget it, you’re beautiful. There’s nothing to gleam from 22 1/3 IP, other than to say he’s regularly hitting 97 MPH, and, while he only has two pitches, they’re good and there’s no reason to think he can’t keep something resembling this for 40 more innings. With a drooling sly grin, “Did someone order a Meat Lover’s?” Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs and 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and five homers in the last four games, hitting .333. BUT YOU DIDN’T WANT TO DRAFT HIM AS HIGH AS I RANKED HIM! FTJ! Fun the Jewels! Damn, I’m so pumped up. Let’s go!

Wil Myers – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. …and the winner is…*opens envelope*…Wil Myers! This is Wil Myers’ first Oscar, taking home the trophy by simply editing together his 2020 highlights.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4 and two homers (3, 4), hitting .213. I’ll give you anything you want, hundred dollar bills…Just Manny me, Manny me, Manny me!

Madison Bumgarner – 2 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 9.35. Pour a little out for this Bum and get his batting practice fastball a good social program to help it get back on its feet.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. He was in Friday’s Buy as a hot schmotato, and today I say a schmotato is delicious with ginger.

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.04. Brandon Bielak who?! He’s the 5th starter for the Astros, after Josh James was bumped. Random Italicized Voice, I know, it’s a figure of speech. Oh, yeah, people all around the country go around saying Brandon Bielak who?!

Cristian Javier – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.02. Hey, I’m just gonna leave my Sprite here on the counter in this Afghani cave/bar, while I go to the bathroom. Could you keep an eye on it for me, thanks… *four hours later* …Wow, I must’ve fell asleep–Is that my torso being used as curtains? AHHHH!!! Roofie!

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Galaxy brain: Without knowing what pitch is coming, Gurriel is actually the best Astros hitter.

Frankie Montas – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.57. Frankie Montas about to win the Cy Young like en bee dee and say pee ee deez nutz.

Jesus Luzardo – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.60. Just had a thought, anyone want to bet that ESPN will rank Bumgarner above Luzardo next year?

Matt Olson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .164. All he does is hit homers! Seriously, I wouldn’t mind a few multi-hit games so all my fantasy teams aren’t batting a collective .185.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .246. Fun fact! When he naps, he calls his bed a Matt rest.

Ramon Laureano – Ejected after charging the Astros’ dugout. Sigh. I love him for it, but my fantasy teams are not going to when he’s suspended for at least a week. So bittersweet. Bitter…then sweet…Sweet then bitter. My suggestion to the league office is before each game, someone from the Astros fights a kangaroo. Everyone lets off some steam, then they play ball.

Zach Plesac – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.29, and sent into 72-hour quarantine because he went to get rowdy-bawdy on Saturday night to party with his friends. Ugh, please, Zach Plesac, be a good boy! This sucks, and I don’t know if he’s going to make his next scheduled start vs. the Tigers. I feel for him too. When I was his age, I would go out to celebrate getting an incomplete on a Pass/Fail test.

Shane Bieber – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.63. Don’t you dare go out and celebrate this start!

James McCann – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .360. Here I was worried Grandal would take all catcher at-bats. McCann was so cheap in drafts I could’ve had him anywhere instead I McCann’t.

Gerrit Cole – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.22. It gives me such schadenfreude joy when a top five starter doesn’t do well, I am absolutely gleeful. Comment Guy, “Yeah, but Cole still got Ks.” Yeah, I got Ks, a win and a great three starts from Plesac off of waivers!

Giancarlo Stanton – To the IL with some shizz. They said he’d stay healthy in only 60 games, they said. Giancarlo Stanton reminds me when they said Saturns were dent proof, then you kicked it and the door fell off. Screw Giancarlo and screw Saturns — you both lied to me!

James Paxton – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 7.84. K-Pax returns, luckily not with Kevin Spacey. I have little faith in him for his next start vs. the Red Sox, and they only have Mitch Moreland.

Tyler Glasnow – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.56. Most reasonable people look at this line, and think Glasnow is overrated because when he’s pitching well, his pitches are pretty to look at. Most fantasy baseballers:  Should I buy him low?

Charlie Morton – Left the game with shoulder inflammation, and he says he’ll be fine. Oh…*walks to Canadian border, gets turned away, walks to Mexico border, gets turned away, walks home*…kay. If your league is shallow enough, you need to look elsewhere. Morton’s been wonky all season, and now shoulder inflammation bodes bad, and not bad as in good.

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .275. Get Lowe, get Lowe, get Lowe, to the window, to the wall.

Jake Odorizzi – 3 IP, 2 ER, as he was activated from the IL, as he went 71 pitches. Not sure how many starts he’s gonna need to be all systems go, but right now Odorizzi is scrambled.

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “The lobby elevator is only five-by-five, so to stay six feet apart, I removed the ceiling tiles. I didn’t realize this would be a problem.”

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .258. I’ve owned him in one 12 team mixed league since last week, and have been saying he’s hot a couple dozen times (maybe three times).

Rafael Montero – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save on Saturday. As you prolly heard, Montero is now the Rangers’ closer. Will that last? Do dyslexic cows say soom?

Andrew Heaney – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.26. Welp, he’s prolly injured. That was fun while it lasted.

Tommy La Stella – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .268. Aw sookie, here comes Tommy Launch Angle Stella!

Clayton Kershaw – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.60. If he’s watching film tape titled, “Felix Hernandez: How to Become A Hall of Famer” from eight years ago, he should stop.

Max Muncy – 1-for-3, hitting .177. Revealed he has a fractured finger. He also has same number of homers as Yelich and Alonso combined, so fracture all his fingers.

Walker Buehler – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.40. I get it; not much time to get loose this year, but is it me or is Buehler going on two years of not being able to throw six innings? Hello? Buehler?

Mookie Betts – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer this weekend as he returned to the lineup. Mookie Best!

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .311. He needs to be canceled. .311 is racist. Disgusting.

Jeff Samardzija – Hit the IL with shoulder impingement. Andrew Suarez was recalled. That recalling went like this, “Do we have anyone as bad as Samardzija?” “Hmm…I recall someone.”

Kevin Gausman – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.05. I put my giant kumquats on the line by starting Gausman in LA, and Tyler Rogers comes in for relief and gives the game away. Thanks for ruining my childhood, Mr. Rogers!

David Peterson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.78. This was a Streamonator call from Friday’s Buy, and his next start makes a man D. Peterson look totally chic, after his previous run as a total geek.

Michael Wacha – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. Stroman isn’t ready to return, so the Mets will turn to *spins bottle* Mr. Met! Good luck out there, fella!

Andres Gimenez – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 3rd steal, hitting .333. And-Gim, And-Gim number 9 hitter! On the New York Metropolitans’ line! If my team goes off track, pick him up, pick him up, pick him up! He was in Friday’s Buy too.

Jacob deGrom – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.45. He also complained of a blister after the game, which is just great. He was one of the season’s first Sells, but really how can you ever find his production elsewhere? By the way, his opponent, Pablo Lopez, went 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.80.

Eddy Alvarez – 3-for-4, and his 1st steal. “This improbable Marlins’ run is coming to a close in the 7th game of the World Series. They’re down big in the 9th and, as if we haven’t seen enough in 2020, it is now snowing in Miami, and there’s no traction for runners–bah gawd, it’s Olympic speed skater, Eddy Alvarez!”

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .306. Looking like the Marlins’ player to own for power, at least. Jon Berti’s got steals on lock, and Monte Harrison has ‘terrible looking at-bats’ down pat.

Bo Bichette – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .289. “That’s my boy!” Dante Bichette and Larry Walker simultaneously yelled that out, which led to some awkward looks.

Cavan Biggio – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .192 and leading off. Pretty bizarre he’s leading off, but, then again, Travis Shaw was hitting third yesterday, so eye roll.

Matt Shoemaker – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.86. Solid bounce back start by The Cobbler in Fenway. He goes home for his next start, which is in Buffalo, the home of wild wings, and weird Vincent Gallo movies.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .323. Hopes to join Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx as a Red Sox single season home run leader. If Moreland can get to 15, he has a chance.

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.09. This was his third career 10-strikeout game, tying him with roughly 160,000 other pitchers.

Huascar Ynoa – 2 1/3 IP, 1 ER as he made his 1st major league start. Ynoa? No, Ydoyouask? Huascar Ynoa sounds like he’s Michael Jackson’s favorite pitcher since Shawn Chacon. Any hoo! He’s a bullpen arm, who the Braves went to rather than all the Braves rotation arms you want them to go to.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 5-for-8, 5 RBIs and his 2nd, 3rd and 4th homer across two games. Tildaddy says you can have dessert!

Spencer Howard – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, in his 1st major league start. *long exhale* He looked better than advertised or the line. Pumping 97 MPH then dropping in 79 MPH changes. If he stays healthy, which is a slightly bigger ‘if’ than I’d like, he will be an ace. This year? Well, he’s a rookie, so will be hit or miss as he was yesterday, but the stuff looked on point.

Justus Sheffield – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.27. Streamonator loved this start as much as he’s wagging his finger like a bat at Sheffield’s next.

Dylan Moore – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .293. I see his name in the box score as D. Moore, think of Dinty Moore, and start farting, is that normal?

Austin Voth – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.80. I streamed him in my RCL (12-team mixed), and *pulls imaginary gun out of imaginary holster and blows on tip, puts gun back in holster, accidentally pushes down pants* Streamonator doesn’t like Voth’s next, and I likely wouldn’t mess with him.

Stephen Strasburg – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER as he was activated from the IL. The game will be resumed on Friday, before their night game. Strasburg is also the scheduled starter for Friday, so would be the  starter for both games on Friday. Eat a D, Old Hoss Radbourn.

Ryan Helsley – Diagnosed with Covid. I’d guess Giovanny Gallegos is the closer now. In, ya know, March of 2021. On the reals, sounds like the Cards may not play until Friday, at the earliest. I’ve benched all my Cardinals/Pirates, and would be careful about which Tigers you start, though, related question, you own Tigers? I kid; they looked like the 1927 Tigers this past weekend. Not entirely sure how Jack Flaherty or any Cardinals’ pitcher is supposed to go more than 3 IP when they do return, so there’s a chance the MLB season could be a third of the way over, and Jack Flaherty might have under ten innings total without every being IL’d. Totally normal stuff. Manfred for Manfred of the Year. He narrowly beat out Manfred von Richthofen, the German fighter pilot from WWI, only because he actively killed people.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. Shucks, might be too late to drop him or trade him away for fifty cents on the dollar. Yelich, stop doing exactly what everyone assumed you were going to do!

Mike Moustakas – Hit the IL with a quad bruise. Moistasskiss? More like Wetblanketas!

Jesse Winker – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Okay, great, terrific, adjective. Check this though, the Reds are so committed to never playing Aristides Aquino, that they put at 2nd base: Colon, Jankowski in the outfield and Galvis at short. None of them are hitting, so how much worse could Aquino be? My deep fantasy teams where I own Aquino want to know!

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.00. I like DeSclafani a lot in NL-Only leagues. He’s always underappreciated and gives you some pretty-okay innings. Pretty-okay is the adjective, it describes DeSclafani’s innings. In most leagues, I’d use the Streamonator for him, and it likes his next start, assuming we don’t lose a whole team to Covid before then.

Spencer Turnbull – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.00. Managed to shut down the Pirates, who have been somewhat a Riddle. In that, they’re starting J.T. Riddle over Polanco.

Derek Holland – 5 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 8.27. Derek Holland, noted MLB pitcher and creator of the Dutch oven.

 
  1. Mark says:
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    Watching some of the Giants game and I am not sure if the radar gun was right, but Gausman was throwing gas. Some pitches were 99mph on the gun at least on the TV!

    Is that for real and if so jump all in on Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own Gausman in a few leagues, good park, shouldn’t kill you…As for 99 MPH, I honestly hadn’t heard that

    • Moon Shots says:
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      Yeah he was hitting 99 and he was still doing it in the seventh when Gaffy Gabe pulled him and the Dodgers promptly scored 6 runs. Good times.

  2. Member Berries says:
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    So much for that Kershaw looking good thing. I did not see this start but I hope he’s healthy. Bad backs …

    Manny me reminds of the Nightmare on Elm Street karate montage

    Pafres got FTJ forJames Shields, who won that trade?

    WTF Plesac!

    Jomboy did a breakdown on the Laureano “brawl” – just dumb overall that the Hitting coach talking trash got him to charge

    Grey, have you seen Richard Jewell ? Really enjoyed that movie this weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice on Manny

      James Shields might still have some gas, by which I mean his car might have gas in it, I don’t know

      Yeah, I watched Richard Jewell, he got a raw deal, huh?

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the report, like a moth clinging to a night light especially after the weekend!

    a. Saw Paxton cruising through 6 and thought it should be enough. Then I saw Happ sneeze on him for no apparent reason in the top of the 7th and then all hell broke loose!

    b. Damn all relief pitchers who come in with inherited runners and let them all score! Just damn them, Fantasy Master Lothario!

    c. Thanks for the heads up, MLB, on Dozier’s return. No biggie, though. Swapped Dozier off the IL and Moose onto the IL. Problem solved, case closed.

    d. Signed up the wrong random Red Sox yesterday in the sad case of Pillar over Moreland! Damn you, Moreland! Both were available but H-TRON liked Pillar more. ‘S ok, I dropped him before the start (when I saw he wasn’t starting, via Chris Taylor who also wasn’t starting!!!) and added Jonathan Hernandez. Him and Montero will be a good 1-2 punch plus I really love Hernandez’ K ability.

    e. MLB quote of the day for August 10, 2020.

    ‘There are only so many pitches in this old arm, and I don’t believe in wasting them throwing to first base.’

    Edward ‘Eddie’ Stewart Plank, aka Gettysburg Eddie, given that he grew up on a farm near Gettysburg. Plank was the first left-handed pitcher to win 200 games and then 300 games, and now ranks 11th in all-time wins among LHP with 326 and first all-time in career shutouts by a LHP with 66. Philadelphia went to the World Series five times while Plank played there, but he sat out the 1910 World Series due to an injury. Plank had only a 1.32 earned run average (ERA) in his World Series career, but he was unlucky, with a 2–5 win–loss record in those games.

    His 162-game average was…

    19-11 W-L, 2.35 ERA, 31 GS, 24 CG, 4 SHO, 265 IP, 234 H, 92 R, 69 ER, 63 BB, 133 K, 122 ERA+, 2.45 FIP, 1.119 WHIP

    Although he kind of just chugged along for most of his 17-year career, his best season was hard to discover. I went with 1911 when he had a 149 ERA+.

    23-8 W-L, 2.10 ERA, 30 GS, 24 CG, 6 SHO, 256.2 IP, 237 H, 85 R, 60 ER, 77 BB, 149 K, 149 ERA+, 2.77 FIP, 1.223 WHIP

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

      A. Hehe

      B. I know, so annoying

      C. Nice

      D. Makes sense

      E. Ha, that’s awesome

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        Thanks, mon!

        a. Btw, Blackmon out to prove you wrong. He has been nothing short of sensational this year. Good economy pick if ever there was one, ah now I get why you downplayed his value so you can get him on the cheap. Sharp move, man.

        b. Internet slowing down again. Did she break the Internet again or was it former VP Gore’s work?

        c. Dropped Cabby to pick up Matt Kemp for my UT slot. Kemp shouldn’t be available right? Cabby and his .207 BA could be available but Kemp been playing a’ight, not Rihanna-worthy a’ight but better than replacement a’ight, right?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Yeah, agreed, he’s been great

          B. Always Gore

          C. Kemp in Coors is worth starting everywhere — a drop on the road tho

          • galica says:
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            Grey!

            Just a replacement for the Coors then it’s vamoos, Matt.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  4. LenFuego says:
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    I cannot imagine too many people will get the Dramarama reference, but thought you should know there is at least one of us out here. I will gladly give you candy, give you diamonds, give you pills for that.

    • Rabbit says:
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      Two of us. I still have the Best of Dramarama on CD, but no way to play it. Maybe someday CDs will make a comeback like vinyl LPs and I can sell my collection for a mint. That’s my retirement plan, at least.

      I also enjoyed the Manfred von Richthofen reference. He may have been a killer, but he makes good frozen pizzas.

      Btw, how could Samardzija go on the IL just as Shark Week is starting? Oh right, it’s 2020, where Everything Bad Happens. Not that I own Samardzija anywhere, but c’mon, it’s his week.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HAHA, nice, Rabbit, you’re right, during Shark Week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Appreciate you!

  5. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    C-Mart droppable in 12-er? i’ve got like 4-5 guys on the IL…

    • C says:
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      This year I think yes. But I’m. It G money. I own CMart and hate him. Ore than I hate hosmer. And that’s a ton

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Definitely droppable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  6. mUshi says:
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    Hi

    Which side in a 20 team h2h keeper (keep 8):
    Ketel/kikuchi or k.lewis/giolito?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Ketel side for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  7. Duntroon68 says:
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    I have a H2H dynasty team. My pitchers coming into the season: Verlander, Strasburg, Morton, Darvish, Ryu, Kluber, K. Hendricks, R. Hill, Yates, Giles, Kimbrel. I remember feeling pretty good about my pitching just a couple of weeks ago. Oh, and I own Stanton, Moustakas and C. Seager.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  8. Redraft , 8 team roto, weekly, 3 r.p. Holds plus saves drafted Doolittle, Presley, lugo. Cut Doolittle and Presley after week one pick up bye bye birdie for week two. in last with 4 hold and save. Leader has 13. Three tied with 10 and three with 8. Is it time to punt and go for K’s Thanks Peter.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Depends who’s available. With only 8 teams I’d think there’d be options, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  9. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great write up!

    With the cardinals first series this week cancelled, what are you doing with White Sox in weekly leagues (white Sox have a 3 game series v cardinals at the end of the week).

    More specifically,

    1 – Would you start Jon Berti (5 games – 2 against ryu and Pearson, 3 against the braves) over eloy or robert to safeguard against cardinals being cancelled all week?

    2 – Would you bench Giolito (1 start against cardinals this week which could be cancelled) to start Lugo (as a 4th closer / ratios guy), Burnes, odorizzi (KC again – doesn’t look ready yet though), or canning (oak this week, but last week’s walks were a little scary)?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1) Nah I’d rather have a half week of Eloy and Robert if it comes to that.
      2) I’d try Canning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t have White Sox in weekly leagues, but I’d bench nonessential players — Most of their hitters, I’d play for early part of the week

      1. Agree with DT
      2. Agree with DT

  10. jnienow says:
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    As usual, great stuff! What do you think, time to let McMahon go and look elsewhere?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah they’re at home all week, keep him for those games and then see…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

      • jnienow says:
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        Thanks DT and Grey, will hold for the week and get maybe 4r 3rbi and 1 hr like last week!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  11. Sam says:
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    Need a replacement… Should I pick up Dan Murphy, Maikel Franco, or Aguilar of the ‘27 marlins,

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Murphy for the week at Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. Tony C says:
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    In a 12 team league with holds, saves, wins, losses and quality starts is Charlie Morton and Odorizzi droppable?

    Available starters are M.Kelly, Valdez, Mahle, E. Hernandez, K.Gibson, Burnes, Davies and Richards.
    Available relievers: Rosenthal, C. Green, Gott, T. Williams, J.Hensndez, Diekman, Soto and Buttery

    My current staff is Morton, Woodruff, Lynn, Maeda, Marquez, Turnbull, Gallen, Pearson, Howard and Odorizzi
    RP – Taylor Rogers and Jordan Romano

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sure, I’d grab Gott and then use the other spot to stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly, but I’d look at matchups, and Gott

  13. Matty says:
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    Got a good chuckle out of the pizza man and the Plesac bit.
    Do you think Glasnow is a legitimate buy-low? Any other pitching targets who’ve looked bad with passable underlying numbers? My dynasty team accidentally has too many batters so I need to rebalance.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Dynasty league, I could see buying him low, but would have to be reasonable price

  14. Based on a true Story says:
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    Love any shots at ESPN’s fantasy department

    Thoughts on trading my Flaherty for Judge?

    Current OF is Eloy, Laureano, Peralta, Fletcher
    Current SPs: Odorizzi, Yarbrough, Gallen, Kelly, Bassitt, DeSclafani, Pablo Lopez, Mills, Burnes, Singer, Houser, Richards

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Judge over Flaherty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Mark says:
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    Is Turnbull for real? His numbers look great and he seems to be throwing harder from reports.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks like a 3.75-4.00 ERA pitcher with decent Ks

  16. The Great Knoche says:
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    Bright side for NFBC online championship. I totally handcuffed Leclerc with Montero on a guess. Woohoo. Free saves that I already paid for!

    Not so bright side. I have to choose between Bumgarner vs SD or Singer vs Min this week to fill the lineup. Or I might just leave Alcantara in there with the hopes he is negative soon and throws a 2 inning start later this week. Woof.

    • Dave D says:
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      Looks like we’re having some parallels, Knoche. I have Bum and Montero on both my DC teams (including our Razz early DC). I dropped Bum in my Main Event league and added Arrieta (and also Montero) this last FAAB. Im benching Bum in both my DCs as he is terrible and injured in some way that he unsuccessfully tried to pitch through. I always hated him before this year. I should have stayed that way. Montero, however, I loved as a closer sleeper for a while. I say he remains dominant and runs with it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singer, but woof indeed

    • Total crapshoot Knoche!

  17. Phil says:
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    Great stuff as always, Grey. Thoughts on whether you’d start:

    Yarbrough at Fenway against the Red Sox?
    Houser at home against the Twinkies?

    Their respective career numbers (albeit a relatively small sample size) appear to be pretty good, despite the lineups they’re facing. I’m in need of wins, but my ratios took a hit this past week with Heaney, Odorizzi, Howard, etc.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Fine with starting both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. Dong Show says:
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    Huge dynasty trade offer that has me torn right now. No salary, keep forever. Guy has offered me

    Acuna for

    LuBob, Julio Urias and my choice of Adell or Kelenic (I’m super high on Kelenic, so I’m leaning Adell)

    OF would become Mookie, Acuna, K.Marte/Kris Bryant

    I feel like Acuna replaces Robert, so no loss there.

    Buxton is sitting on our FA wire, I could grab him to replace Adell. That feels like a good upside gamble

    Touki to replace Urias? Honestly Urias is the hardest part for me to replace and figure out.

    Based on that and those options I just laid, what is your thought Grey (or anyone else really?)

    Thanks as always!

    • Dave D says:
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      Adell is the new Lewis Brinson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Take Acuna

      • Dong Show says:
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        Thanks Donkey! I think I’m trending that way too. 3 other guys in my league said same thing. You answer makes 4. Acuna is a sure thing and is obviously the best player in the deal

        The others are obviously a lot of “what ifs” which don’t pay the bills

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna

      • Dong Show says:
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        Appreciate the advice Grey! The guy is now reconsidering (my luck) but not dead yet. I have my hopes up lol

        Thanks again and have a great Monday!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  19. Brett says:
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    Dozier or Edman?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier since his team is playing (Hunter right?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. eeyy1212 says:
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    Better player for this year – JP crawford or Andres Gimenez?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gimenez for me

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Crawford for me, just because the Mariners have no one else to take ABs away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Peacecoast says:
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    Drop Kingery for Fletcher? Nunez? need sb tho. I sorta think Kings will wake up tho.

    Touki ROS?

    sup. The new Penny Dreadful series? eh

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I’d want Fletcher for now. only 45 games left to go, ride the hot hand.

      I like Touki, but I’d watch matchups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think I saw any of the Penny Dreadful series

      Fletcher — agree with Knoche

      • peacecoast says:
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        drop rosario for gimenez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For SBs

  22. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks again for the great report Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    Oh man, so many questions…

    I got offered Merrifield and Mondesi for my Treat Urner (I’m playing Alberto at 2B atm)

    Since I have Flaherty, I might have to bench him for this week… I also have Giolito and his next start is scheduled against the Cards… should I bench him as well?

    I also have Laureano(sigh!). Do I bench him this week? (For K. Lewis or Jo Adell?)

    I’m running out of options here and not much on the wire for SPs… is E. Hernandez(MIA) @TOR and VS ATL too risky?

    I need to start 5 SPs For this week… which ones should I go for?

    Richards @LAD & @ARI;
    E. Hernandez @TOR & VS ATL;
    Eovaldi @ NYY;
    Gallen @ COL;
    Flaherty @ CHW;
    Giolito Vs STL;
    Fried @ MIA.

    Ugh!!! Not gonna be a fun week…

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit side

      Bench Giolito and Flaherty

      Laureano will appeal and play is my guess

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Thanks Grey… I forgot to mention that I also have Lou Bob and might not play the series against the Cards… UGH!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, I know

          • RicoSuave says:
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            I have a new offer … Keaton Hiura and Mondesi for Treat Urner? Is that better than Whit Merrifield and Mondesi?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mondesi

              • RicoSuave says:
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                Yeah, he offered Hiura and Mondesi for my Treat Urner or Whit Merrifield and Mondesi for my Treat Urner? Which one is better?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Keston/Mondesi

                  • RicoSuave says:
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                    Thank you kind Sir!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

                • LenFuego says:
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                  Hiura over Whit.

                  • RicoSuave says:
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                    Thanks

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  23. Keith Fava says:
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    ynoa, chacon…
    and the whole world has to answer right now just to tell you once again. Whos bad?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  24. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    I need a two-starter this week. Thoughts?

    McCullers (SF; SEA)
    Manaea (@LAA; @SF)
    Lester (@CLE; MIL)
    Dobnak (@MIL; KC)

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Dobnak for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  25. k-dog says:
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    ynoa, chacon…
    and the whole world has to answer right now just to tell you once again. Whos bad?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  26. krazyivan says:
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    I dreamed last night that I was Cody Bellinger’s dad:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pCqbqcmVCwE

    I’m going to assume that Jo Adell hasn’t played many games indoors and that attributed to his 4 base error yesterday.

    Buehler’s second best pitch, the hammer curve, is not the same this year. Instead of the devastating 12-6 on it it has more of a “slurve” effect. When thrown in the zone it is getting crushed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, you’re saying you’re not his dad?

      That sucks on Walker

  27. RicoSuave says:
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    I could add Schoop for this week (8 games VS CHW X 3, VS STL X 2 and VS CLE X 3) instead of Alberto at 2B…
    Thanks again

    • RicoSuave says:
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      Oh snap! It was supposed to be posted right below my post above… sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cards might not play

  28. Nick Jimmerson says:
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    would you drop turnbull for Mize right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  29. Nick Jimmerson says:
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    would you drop turnbull for Mize right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  30. k-dog says:
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    was laughing so hard i forgot to post the actual baseball question i have-

    Do you think Arrieta is ownable again? sounds like hes healthy

    Who would you drop when stroman comes back? 12 team h2h league

    Arrieta
    Richards
    Canning
    Stripling
    Howard

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly own Arrieta and over Howard

  31. joeurso1 says:
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    There’s got to be a lot of Houser owners here at Razzball.

    Are we rolling him out there tonight against the Twins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • Player X says:
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        What about Lindblom tomorrow? Vs Twins

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t own him and wouldn’t start him

  32. Dodger Blues says:
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    Is it too late for Bellinger to change his swing back? Is he the new Harper where he’s good every other year?

    His EV, barrels, hard hit and more are way down…and his xBA shows he’s earned his average and not just unlucky…just bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed on Belly — so hard to take anything serious when a team gets 5 random days off and has no real spring training

      • William Hung says:
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        I need Belly to figure it out in the worst way – it’s a group effort of suckiness with the bat between Suarez, Belly, Olson, and Villar- Mondesi didn’t do much with the bat last week, but at least he got those SBs. He’s a rich man’s Mallex Smith right now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could use that as well

      • Dodger Blues says:
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        Who would you take for ROS – Belly or Freeman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Belly

  33. pinkman says:
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    5×5 10-tm with deep bench. I’ve got Treat Urner and Mookie but I’m dead last in SBs. My IF is full but OF has some holes I can plug.

    Been cyclops’ing Victor Reyes for los Tigres but turned off by him hitting 7th in the order recently. I feel like if he gets a shot at an everyday leadoff gig, he will be worth owning all year long. Big-bodied CF switch hitter who steals bags and chips in some power on occasion, a la Bernie Williams (I know, generous comp…)

    Agree in being interested, or should I look elsewhere for SBs? Waiver is kinda scarce, but I see the following guys available: Berti, Solak, Hays, Hilliard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Reyes gets no love, but decent AVG guy who should hit leadoff, you’re right but he’s not — Berti

  34. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Screw the astros……..how soon will Ramon Laureano be suspended? I would guess immediate?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Guessing 8 games at least. This was worse than Joe Kelly. Astros gonna cheat. Their hitting coach gets suspended and one of the A’s Top 3 hitters misses 1/8 of season.

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        yeah how about suspending an astro’s pitcher…….they plunked him twice in one day 3 times in the series………..and it was in the middle of the back not like barry bonds handing his elbow over the plate with body armour on.

        that team is so dirty

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          Guessing Castellenos gets 5 games or something like that, but again no big loss for them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My guess is he appeals and plays most of this week

  35. scoboticus says:
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    Well, I can’t completely blame Monte. All my hitters (except for Maikel) decided to tank my average and OPS to ensure I lost my HTH for the week.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Monte looked awful. Once Degrom started bringing straight cheese to him he just looked silly.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes he did

        • Chet says:
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          Safe to drop in a dynasty league or hang onto a little bit longer?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hold

            • Chet says:
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              Thanks, Grey!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  36. scoboticus says:
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    Well, I can’t completely blame Monte. All my hitters (except for Maikel) decided to tank my average and OPS yesterday to ensure I lost my HTH for the week.

  37. Milarky says:
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    Hey Grey, would you start Garret Richards this week (@LAD, @ARI) over either Zac Gallen (@COL) or Lance Lynn (@COL)? If so, which one do you sit?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I think I’d do the two start Richards over Gallen. But I wouldn’t feel real confident about either one of them.

      • William Hung says:
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        I think Gallen has been powered by SON’s lack of confidence – at least he has been over the past 2 starts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Knoche

  38. Skeezix says:
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    So should I go with Ryan Pressly or Craig Kimbrel this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither — Pressly

  39. scoboticus says:
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    In a 14 team HTH league with 5 starting pitchers, is Merrill Kelly a streamer or a keeper?

    And, if a streamer, who do you like this week? Bielak or Cease?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keeper

  40. William Hung says:
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    As a potential Laureano replacement – do I go Joc Pederson, Mike Tauchman, Anthony Santander (hot schmotato and batting top of a lineup), or Jeff McNeil? As a Mets fan, I gotta go McNeil right? But if I go stack strategy I think I might roll Joc (I have Betts, Bellinger, and Will Smith)

    Batting cats are standard 5×5 plus OPS, Errors, and Ks

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      Joc Pederson should prob be owned anyway unless it’s an 8tm league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d imagine Laureano appeals and plays for a few — McNeil

      • William Hung says:
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        #LGM – hope I get McNeil off waivers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          LGM

  41. fausto

    fausto says:
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    The tromp pence graphic is great!
    Moreland, or Aguilar over H. Dozier?

    Merrill Kelly or Framber or matchups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, that was coolwhip, but agreed

      Aguilar, tough call tho

      Matchups, but prolly Kelly

  42. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Which side and is it close – Yelich for my JD Martinez and Luis Robert? I’m in a redraft league.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I think Id keep JD and Roberts. Probably two guys who end up top 30. Hard to replace that with one guy.

    • COPY KING says:
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      I would go Yelich. He’s heating up, and Robert is already cooling down. With so little time left to play, you want “Mr. Right Now.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close, I’d go Yelich

  43. Aaron Levy says:
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    With Morton going on the IL I have a free spot. Could use some opinions on what to do with it.

    League is Yahoo, 12 team, 6×6 with added OPS, and with SV+H and added QS. I’m currently in first, with my worst categories AVG and OPS, and I’m top 3 in all pitching categories (projected over max 525 IP by ~25 at the moment). I was originally thinking of streaming but it seems like I might be better off with a batter…

    My lineup today (1C, 3OF, 2 UTIL):
    Vazquez, Pederson, Schoop, Longoria, Story, Acuna, Yelich, Betts, Dahl, Kemp (bench Rizzo, McMahon, Gardner, IL Donaldson)

    My P today (3 SP, 2 RP, 4P starters)
    SP: Lynn, Gray, Houser, Kelly, Bassitt, Odorizzi, Howard (IL Morton)
    RP: Anderson, Petit, Green, Soria, Romano,

    Available batters of interest: Grisham, Santander, Castro, Flores, M. Gonzalez, Slater, Choo

    Available SP: Yarbrough (@BOS -23.1…), Mahle (v KC 2.1; v PIT 3.0), Cease (v DET 13.1), Bielak (v SF 2.0, v COL 10.6)

    Available RP: Tomlin, Josh Smith…there’s a bunch of others with low ERA/WHIP, ~10K, a few SV+H…

    In this league, I usually (and successfully) roster 6 SP and occasionally stream, and spam relievers for ratios, K, and SV+H, so I’m a little starter heavy compared to my usual. I don’t normally carry more than 1 bench bat but we have expanded roster sizes and the hitting waiver wire is pretty thin right now so I’ve been holding a few more with injuries and COVID delays.

    Any opinions are appreciated. Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went Bielak in one league — I like Mahle too

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      I don’t think Mahle is starting this week.

  44. DonnieB says:
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    Corbin Burnes has that sexy K rate, but would you drop him for Tyler Mahle with his 2 starts this week–KC and BALT at home–or DeSclafani? Second, would you drop K SEager,Riley or Ian Happ? Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Mahle

      Riley

      • scoboticus says:
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        I thought Mahle was not starting after all?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right, someone mentioned — no go on Mahle

    • JOn says:
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      Mahle isn’t starting with Miley back from IL.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah, true

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wouldn’t be surprised if he went 3-4 IP from 3rd inning on tho

    • NUX says:
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      You should double check on Mahle, looks like he got bumped out of the rotation according to the MLB app

      • NUX says:
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        Wow sorry to pile on, a lot happened since I took way too long to write out my comment and press submit.

        Ignore

        Hi Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  45. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning!

    got 2 pitching questions today:

    Q1 (12-team 6×6, ROTO redraft league):

    Taylor Williams is available as a FA. Current relievers are:
    – Hader, Workman, Montero, Wick, Jeffress

    End of bench SP’s:
    – David Peterson, Kyle Gibson (streaming today):

    Would you drop Jeffres and/or Peterson to pick up Williams?

    Q2: )12-team 6×6 H2H redraft league):

    Montero & Gott both available as a FA, current RP’s are:
    – Hader, Britton (Chapman back soon?), Hudson (only get 3x starting RP spots with no “P” spots)

    End of bench SP’s:
    Justus Sheffield, Turnbull (both streamed over weekend)

    Would you drop any of my SP’s to add Montero or Gott?

    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress for Williams

      Montero over Justus

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        thanks as always, Grey!

        Got 1 more for ya:

        with Stanton hitting the IL, it appears Tauchman is gonna get more playing time.

        Would you drop Mercado (been doing nothing) for Tauchman?

        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Also, just missed on Montero (scooped before me). would you still drop Justus for Gott?

        Also, Wick was just dropped too…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Gott

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            Thank you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  46. Paul says:
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    Mackenzie Gore or Brandon McKay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gore

  47. Todger says:
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    Hey Grey, what is Willie Calhoun’s long-term value in a dynasty league? He hit the wire and I’m wondering how much FAAB I should plunk down. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on how deep the league is

      • Todger says:
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        20 team. 6×6. Keep forever.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Out of $100? $6

          • Todger says:
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            Allow me to phrase it this way, Mr. Lothario: would you make it a point to grab him at the right price, considering you were rebuilding and he were a long-term investment? Or is he meh?

            Thanks so much, Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who?

  48. Humm Baby says:
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    Not too many arms I like on my wire. Corbin Burnes or Gausman? Not sure if Burnes even an SP anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  49. lwomack58 says:
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    Thinking of picking up D. Peralta for Coors starts.

    Would you drop Solano, or Sano to pickup Peralta?

    Also Verdugo available would you pick him up over any of the above. He does face a couple of left handers this week.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta over Solano

  50. YORDAN? Been hearing great things and even the possibility of being activated soon, maybe this week? Gonna wait, but Yordy’s getting CLOSE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, heard similar, hopefully!

  51. Joe Beísbol says:
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    With a suspension probably coming down for Laureano, I perused my waiver wire and saw someone panicked and dropped Ohtani the hitter.

    1. Should I add Ohtani and who is my drop? Leaning towards dropping Javier. I get the minor league stats, but boy in person that 91-93mph fastball and slider doesn’t look super impressive. Maybe I’m missing something.

    2. Since I have IKF AND Sal Perez, and need steals badly (thanks Trea), should I try flipping Sal Perez, whose numbers suggest some regression, and slotting IKF at catcher?

    12-team, 10-cat, redraft Roto league

    C – Perez; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Moore; 3B – Chapman, SS – Trea, OF – Brantley, Judge, Laureano; Util – Dozier; Bench – IKF (whom I slot where available because I’m in desperate need of steals)

    SP – Clevinger, Sonny, Hendricks, Tanaka, DeSclafani, Turnbull, C.Javier, S.Howard

    RP – Britton, Jairo, Bass, Pressly

    IL – Albies, Verlander, Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes, Javier

      2. Yes

      • Joe Beísbol says:
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        I don’t say it enough: thank you! The time you spend answering a billion daily questions in the comments is both noticed, and deeply appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  52. Robert says:
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    Grey – I got Trent Grisham cheap in an NL only auction keeper league. Do I ride him out this year and keep him for next year or do I sell high now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ride

  53. elguaponerte says:
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    Donaldson or Lamer? re draft Roto…

  54. elguaponerte says:
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    Donaldson or Lamet? re draft Roto…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges — Lamet

  55. leon says:
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    Pick a side

    Austin hays, grisham. Dubon or Dahl, Mcmahon, Hampson, luis Matos.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  56. jake says:
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    Griffin Canning or Spencer Howard ROS ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning

  57. JOn says:
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    The Ginger Prince is on his way to Broadway! Think hes fantasy relevant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  58. Dr Sauce says:
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    Morning all,
    Start Moncada – 3 games vs Detroit, weekend series with Cards in question
    or
    Pick up and start Todd Frazier – seems to be somewhat schmotatoing and has 3 in Colorado to end the week.
    Marwin Gonzalez and Rio Ruiz also available.
    Thanks, appreciate the support

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Moncada

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        Thanks, was leaning that way!
        Cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Can we start calling Brandon Bielak “Blossom”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, we are

  60. The Great Knoche says:
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    Starting lineup for one of the bestball 10s last week based on their points

    C Severino
    1b Cron
    2b Goodrum
    SS Semien
    3b Franco
    OF Reyes
    OF Trout
    U Yaz

    P Marco G
    P Hand
    P Berrios
    P Yates

    And this is the one I am doing good in. Might just draft 5 closers to start for my pitching next time I do one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve come to grips that if I win just one of those leagues we’re in, I basically break even and I’m happy with that

  61. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Great write-up. Just thinking of Dinty Moore makes me fart as well. You’re not alone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Appreciate that, ‘poop!

  62. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Lamet reminds me a lot of Tyson Ross. Hard throwing, 2 pitch pitcher, prone to wildness and inefficiency, but damn, those 2 pitches are generally very effective.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s fair, but Ross never had 99 MPH giddy up, did he? (Honestly asking, don’t remember)

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Nah, Ross was more 95 mph two seamer.

        Lamet struck one of his first hitters out with a hundo on the black. I haven’t seen that much hot fire since Dylan was in Making the Band.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, nice

  63. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick 2 best streamers?

    Bielak home vs SF
    Canning home vs Oak
    Bassitt at Angels
    Peterson home vs Wash
    Arrieta home vs Balt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bielak, Bassitt

  64. Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limit of 20 moves/year

    With this short season but limited moves (no streaming), would you drop Monte Harrison or Mallex Smith (too many OF’s anyway) for any guys on the wire (maybe choose a pitcher and a better – need RUNS, HR, RBI)

    Some guys on the wire:

    HIT- M. Moreland, T. Frazier, M. Franco, C. Hernandez, M. Stassi, CJ Cron, A. Nola

    PIT- J. Quintana (IL), K. Gausman, J. Arrieta, J. Sheffield, K. Gibson, Z. Davies, Y. Kikuchi, A. Cobb, D. Peterson, M. Perez, B. Bielak, K. Bubic

    RP- J. Diaz, T. Rosenthal, J. Jimenez, S, Romo,

    My team:
    C – EMPTY
    1B – A. Rizzo
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – E. Suarez
    SS –T. Turner
    CI –P. Goldschmidt
    MI – D. Fletcher
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – I. Happ
    RF – C. Yelich
    Util – C. Blackmon
    BN – T. Hernandez
    BN – M. Smith
    BN – M. Harrison
    BN – D. Carlson N/A
    IL – D. Santana (10-day)

    SP – W. Buehler
    SP – S. Gray
    SP – J. Lindblom
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    RP – C. Burnes
    P – S. Turnbull
    P – M. Kelly
    BN – A. Voth
    BN – S. Howard
    BN – C. Martinez (10-day)
    IL – C. Smith (10-day)
    IL – C. Kluber (60-day)
    IL – J. Verlander (10-day)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Mallex, lose Monte for Bielak

  65. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    With Moustakas out this week, I need a 2B with a bunch of mediocre WW options – can you recommend an add from these guys? League is 5X5 with OPS instead of AVG. Thanks!

    Leury Garcia
    Jonathan Schoop
    Freddy Galvis
    Joey Wendle
    Shed Long
    Garrett Hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson in Coors

  66. prestige says:
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    Would you stream Matz home vs Nationals or Newcomb @Phillies in a 12 or 15 teamer today? THanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  67. Play Ball says:
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    I dropped N. Anderson for Karinchak in a S+H league. Good decision, nah or a wash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wash

      • Play Ball says:
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        I made the move thinking the Rays don’t utilize Anderson as much as I would like while the Indians go to Karinchak more often…and Hand is shaky, especially on back-to-back outings. I don’t think the Indians will use him in back-to-backs opening the door for Karinchak to close some games as well as hold leads.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  68. Yaz Mantle says:
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    best C for ROS in 12-teamer:

    Tromp or Austin Romine?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m rocking Romine rn

  69. stevie says:
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    Oh Ramon… Love how he attacked the ‘stros, but I guess he’ll be sitting for a bit. Best replacement for a week: Kemp, K. Calhoun, Adell, or Grossman? Or, is it possible he plays this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano will play — Kelly hasn’t even been suspended yet

      • LenFuego says:
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        Why do these things always happen at the point in the week that forces you into an incredibly tough decision for weekly lineups that you know you will make the absolute wrong decision and it will come back to bite you big time? Why, Grey, why?

        BTW, the Old Hoss Radbourne comment got me to chuckling, so I decided to read his Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Radbourn), and the chuckling built to a crescendo continued, building to a crescendo with the description of his 1884 season, when he threw 678 2/3 innings, including a stretch where he started 40 of 43 games (winning 36!) — in fairness, though, his arm was fresh because he had only thrown 632 1/3 innings the year before. Eat a D, indeed, Old Hoss!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I don’t know — 632 1/3 IP? Geez, was he knocked out of every start in the 14th inning?

  70. prestige says:
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    Teheran -4.5 on SON today. Would you give him a shot in a 12 team league? Trying to find some streamers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  71. detroit696969 says:
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    Hey Grey! Another fantastic write-up!

    I am in 1st in my roto league and almost dead last in my H2H. 2020!

    In my roto my pitching staff needs major help. I’m dead last in ERA and WHIP, mainly from having some gross streams early in the year. I’m looking for some streamers that can turn into low-end keepers thru 60 games (i.e. Kelly, Bassitt). Also looking to bolster my lead in SV + Hld.

    Hitters: El Gary, Freeman, Villar, Urshela, FTJ (my forever stan <3), Soto, Yaz, Caste, Albombso, Cruz, Mcneil, Grisham IL: Donaldson

    Pitchers: Glasnow, Bassitt, Kelly, Plesac, Odorizzi, Howard Stream Spots 8/10: Matz, Gibson,
    RP: Workman, T. Rogers, Romo IL: Morton

    A) Out of these three: Plesac, Howard, and Odorizzi… are they all droppable?
    I was inclined to hold Plesac unless word of him going to the bullpen comes out.

    B) Are either Gott, Bass, or Montero a must-add? I was leaning picking up Bass.

    C) I really like what Valdez has been doing and with my staff I think he could be a hold. Would you agree? He's got Seattle at home next. Other hold-eligible guys for me could be: Marco Gonz, Arrietta, Tanaka, Peterson (NYM), Fiers. Hold any of these guys over my current staff?

    Sorry for the long questions. Thanks again, Brotha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Hold Plesac
      B. Montero
      C. Framber? Yes, hold

      • detroit696969 says:
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        So would you say Howard and Odorizzi are both droppable? Odorizzi I still like for some Wins with limited starts.

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I own Odorizzi, depends on options and league

  72. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Friday 8/7:

    Wake Up: I will not get involved in the Rangers’ shituation.

    Lunch: I will not get involved in the Rangers’ shituation.

    Dinner: I will not get involved in the Rangers’ shituation.

    11:45 pm: Picks up Rafa Montero.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, same

    • The Harrow says:
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      why is the rangers a “shituation”. pretty likely he’s their closer and he’s not awful.

  73. Stat Man says:
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    Looking trading JD for Soler. According to Statcast, Soler’s even more impressive than he was last year.

    Exit Velo is up from 92.6 to 94.4
    Barrels up from 16.9 to 25.0
    Launch angel is same
    xBA .282 to .317
    Hard hit rate a tick higher at 52.4
    K and BB rates about same

    Tempting to make the deal for him. Red Sox look like they’re going through the motions and JD can’t hit his way out of a paper bag right now. Weird season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Soler

  74. JaysForDays says:
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    5×5 obp 12 man keeper league. Just rolling our teams into next season.

    Got offered my hiura for his biggio and sonny gray.

    Is hiuras upside too high to do this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  75. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I have J.Pederson starting at 1b. Hes been ok so far but not a set it and forget it kind of 1B. I dont usually like to carry much of a bench but there are a couple of interesting bats on the wire.
    M.Moreland
    J.Aguilar
    D.Murphy
    Do you like any of those guys more than Pederson? I also have W.Smith(ATL) as a handcuff to Melancon who I could drop to pick one of them up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d carry Aguilar to platoon in or just start Joc

  76. JaysForDays says:
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    Do you see Plesac going to the pen once he returns? Or should I make a move on him to have as a starter? And what would you pay? Boyd or McCullers too much or too little?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, assuming he didn’t get Covid, Plesac will miss 72 hours, then return to rotation

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Boyd is fair, McCullers is paying but prolly decent

        • JaysForDays says:
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          I’ll try Boyd and go from there. Maybe I can get a pick or something with mccullers

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Cool

  77. fausto

    fausto says:
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    What are we doing with Kingery in a 16tm.. currently clogging up my bench. Moving on or holding? Theres nothing on the wire thought about dropping him for M.Straw and just plugging him into my MI spot for the sagnof and basically punting my MI stats. I’m in 1st place but need some SB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dropping for Straw is meh, but I’m not in love with Kingery anymore

      • William Hung says:
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        :O

  78. return2earth says:
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    10 team roto – hr/rbi/avg / obp / slg categories could use some help .. been using Cron at CI but he has been draining the AVG and watching his at-bats don’t really give me a lot of confidence going forward .. Aguilar is looking like a better option with his mechanical adjustments and statcast data .. should i drop cron for aguilar or just keep riding w/ CJ?

    have a feeling that the Marlins playing in a minor league stadium to start the week and then going home to play in Miami for the first time (plus the fences moved in and maybe they get Alfaro & Sandy back) they’ll be a sneaky offense for the next week or two or rest of season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Aguilar

  79. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I hope you had a nice weekend.

    In a 5×5 roto league

    1) Drop 1: Brandon Lowe, Hanser Alberto, Christian Walker, Elvis Andrus, Hunter Dozier

    2) My pitchers are as follows:
    SP: Giolito, Darvish, Heaney, Wheeler, Plesac, Lamet, Houser
    RP: Karinchak, Jansen, Melancon, Wick, Pressly
    IL: Odorizzi

    I need to drop someone to activate Odorizzi, unless I drop Odorizzi. I also am thinking of dropping a second person so that I can stream matchups this week. I hate to drop Karinchak because he’s just so filthy, and I have a feeling that the second I drop him, Hand will lose his job. I’m in a saves only league. What are your thoughts?

    3) Here are some possible streamers I’m looking at this week in case it helps you answer question 2… Ideally I’d be able to stream a few of them.
    -Bielak vs. SF
    -Arrieta vs. BAL
    -Desclafani vs. PIT
    -Kelly vs. SD

    Thank you as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      1. Hmm…Andrus, but apples/oranges kinda

      2. Pressly and Karinchak

      3. Bielak, Kelly

      • Sandman says:
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        you don’t think Pressly is closer? He’ll probably be scooped up immediately in my league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he’s injured and a mess, you need to drop RPs, not sure who else you’re dropping

          • Sandman says:
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            You don’t like Pressly over Wick? I stupidly dropped Gott a few days ago and now I’m stuck with the closer carousel

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wick has been good, Pressly has not

              • Sandman says:
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                appreciate all the help!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  80. Dancin Homer says:
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    looking ahead a little – SON Seems to like Boyd’s start on Wednesday ($10.5), but it also loved his last start @PIT.

    Do you have enough faith to add (available in 1 of my leagues) and start vs CWS this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no faith in Boyd

  81. Herr Drumpf says:
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    This week only, pick one to sit: Voit, Dominic Smith, Jesus Aguilar or AJ Pollock.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

      • Herr Drumpf says:
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        Even though the Mets play seven games compared to five for Voit and Aguilar??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know everyone’s schedule

  82. Lil Petey says:
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    Drop an Odorizzi for a Houser or Bassit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Houser

      • Lil Petey says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  83. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey grey thanks for the help above.

    1. With Luis Robert not playing today (meaning he only has 2 guaranteed games, with the final 3 being against the cardinals and potentially cancelled), would you bench robert for Jon Berti or Leury Garcia?

    2 – Also, Edwin still isn’t playing, but they’re not IL-ing him. I need to drop 1 of Edwin, Leury, or Berti before lineup lock today….OK to drop Edwin? (He’s my utl usually in this weekly 12 teamer – I have Olson and Walker as my 1B/CI).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Berti

      2. Edwin

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  84. costaricanchata says:
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    Grey :
    will you help me with a “rules” question , please ?

    10th inning
    Indians fail to score in their top-half .

    chisox ‘s Abreu placed on 2nd base
    Eloy hits line shot to 1st ,
    and a casual Abreu gets doubled off.

    Nomar hits to right- field for a double .
    Luis Robert singles to center ,
    but the slow-footed Nomar gets thrown out at the plate .
    game still tied .

    in the 1th … Nomar is placed on 2nd ,
    and lou-bob returns to the plate ??

    thanking you , in advance .
    take care .
    o

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Person who makes last out gets put on 2nd then the whole nonsense begins again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to see you, chata!

  85. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Montero, Rosenthal, Bass

    Rank ’em

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero, Bass

    • fausto

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      Bass
      Montero
      Rosenthal
      IMO

  86. Dan Rydell says:
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    Someone dropped Benintendi. Is he worth an add on the off chance he can figure it out and be a decent power, speed, runs guy? I would have to drop Willie Adames or Ryan McMahon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Adames

      • Dan Rydell says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  87. Hafner says:
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    1. Saw a good question above re: JD for Soler. You said soler. I think I feel that. Soler seems like a real buy high. I’m gonna try to put some feelers out. How about Devers? Just as rough, and I don’t really need the speed he kinda has with mondesi and Tatis on my team. Also deep at CI. Thoughts?

    2. In 10-12 team 5×5 leagues, saves are like gold right now. Big swings on just a few of them. Thoughts on these guys I own in leagues that might me droppable for streamer level players?
    Carl Edwards Jr. (Closer? Maybe idk)
    J Hernandez (seems like an elite arm but I guess they prefer montero)
    Also is Gallegos worth a stash? Or don’t bother?

    3. Great call on Merrill Kelly. He’s been great in rough matchups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds fair

      2. They’re all droppable

      3. Yup!

  88. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, when do you think Laureano’s suspension will begin? Trying to set my weekly lineups before games begin today, and I assume I should bench him, but not sure. Any info or thoughts are appreciated. Thanks G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know, maybe mid next week — Kelly still hasn’t been suspended

  89. FireRobManfred says:
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    Is there any hope of 2019 Mitch Garver returning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t seem so

  90. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    12 teamer dynasty h2h with slugging and OBP added. have this, gotta drop somebody for h.dozier (1B/3B/RF)
    C kraken
    1B votto
    2B muncy (1-3B)
    3B jd davis (LF)
    SS mondesi
    LF leury G (2B/SS all OF)
    CF acuna (all OF)
    RF $54 steak
    util (1) j.polanco (SS)
    BN: tsutsugo (3B/LF), k.davis (DH), E5 (1B, and he might be DL’d shortly, which would save a drop)

    DL (10): h.dozier (1B/3B/RF), yordan (LF), antana (almost everything)

    gotta be k.davis or E5 dropped. if we think k.davis remains lefty only side guy he’s easy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One of your bench bats, I guess Davis if Edwin not IL’d

  91. lzack1 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Not sure if you’ll see this, trade Devers/A. Mondesi for Acuna?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna

      • lzack1 says:
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        Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  92. Al says:
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    Hey Grey, happy Monday of this continually bizarre season.

    Need to make a few moves, advice please.

    1. Need to activate Dozier, drop Christian Walker or Teoscar for him? There’s also Kyle Lewis who has cooled off but hard to let go!

    2. Someone dropped Urshela who i dropped before and regretted. Similar to above, drop Walker/teoscar?

    3. Need a streamer this week because I can’t fucking trust Robbie Ray at all (shocker).

    Are we losing Ray at this point? Framber is out there and SON loves his next. Drop Ray for him? Also holding Spencer Howard and Alex Reyes (which is dumb but I just can’t quit him ugh).

    I mean, aside from above lose Ray in general?

    Rotation is Giolito Sonny Carassco Fried Merrill Kelly Tanaka and the above.

    Sorry for a being a bit verbose but I got options and moves to make!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Walker

      2. Nah

      3. I’d lose Ray — Framber works for me

      • Alexei Kaleina says:
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        Thanks man. Griffin Canning is also out there on waivers? But framber has looked so good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Framber

          • Alexei Kaleina says:
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            Thanks mate!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  93. Jeffrey Gilden says:
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    Hey Grey –

    I have Hunter Dozier coming off the IL and need to drop him or Mark Canha or Dansby Swanson. It’s a points league, 12 teams, and I’m currently in first. What do you think?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha

  94. Jason Murray says:
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    Pick two OF for the rest of the season. Franmil, Hunter Dozier, Yaz, and Kyle Lewis. Also, do you see Eduardo Escobar turning it around or is the season too short to wait around? I have Biggio at 2B and Devers at 3B, so I could drop Escobar and pick 3 OFs from above. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil, Lewis — Escobar can turn it around, they’re in Coors this week

      • Jason Murray says:
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        Thanks, I’ll see how 3 days in Denver helps Escobar.

        Sorry, your answer led me to another question. Would you keep Renato Nunez over Dozier or Yaz? I have both Bellinger and Olson I can play at 1B in his place.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t

  95. RicoSuave says:
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    Gallen @ COL. Or
    Eovaldi @ NYY?

    I know, neither are good but I need
    To decide …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  96. DonnieB says:
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    Are you starting Gallen this week @COL? I could go Burnes instead. And Stroman opts out! What the hell? Thanks for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  97. Steve says:
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    10T 5×5 redraft

    Loathe the stros but got auto drafted into shares of Bregman and Altuve. They’re not so good now that they don’t know what’s coming…

    Replace with E Escobar, Biggio, Sano, Reyes or Paxton’s Bundy (I know apples/oranges)?

    Or bite the bullet and hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • The Harrow says:
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      i’m not by any means defending HOU here (however the reason they weren’t suspended/punished is that the MLBPA protects the rights of it’s players in all instances, including cheating, for all the shit on twatter from other MLB players about HOU’s cheating, THEY COULD change their own agreements with MLB IF they wanted to and MAKE sure cheaters get kicked out; they had no problem protecting the rights of cheating players to not get kicked out since a bunch of them know fully well that if THEY got caught doing that stuff THEY wouldn’t want to be kicked out and FEW players would willingly give up any rights at all); they should all be removed forever from MLB according to me, but the MLBPA prevents stuff like that.

      altuve for sure was a pretty good hitter for years before any of that stuff. one could easily argue that most of bregman’s career when he hit well was cheating related though.

  98. The Harrow says:
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    man the mess are a mess. people who weren’t opting out then decide, yeah playing for the mess ain’t worth it. first with cespedes and him flipping out on contract led playing time stuff (did he NOT think that was coming when he came back from injured?, guess they could’ve outright lied to him verbally independent of contract “sure buddy we’ll start you everyday, don’t worry what the contract says”, but that’s stupid to believe whatever these teams say to you if it’s NOT in the contract anyway, and he should know that; he ain’t some silly kid without an agent), now stroman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  99. normgi says:
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    Someone smarter than me could understand why Kelly would go on IL before his suspension has been served. I assume this means LAD believe he is gone for the year.

    Joe Kelly, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ hard-throwing reliever, has been placed on the injured list with inflammation in his right shoulder, adding to the mounting list of injuries suffered by pitchers at the onset of this shortened season.

    Kelly began the year with seven scoreless appearances, striking out five batters and allowing 10 baserunners in 6 1/3 innings. The 32-year-old right-hander was given an eight-game suspension 12 days ago for his role in a benches-clearing situation in Houston and is still waiting for a determination on his appeal.

    The Dodgers replaced Kelly on the active roster with left-handed sidearm reliever Adam Kolarek. Days spent on the IL will not count toward Kelly’s suspension.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, only thing that makes sense is he’s done for year or at least a while

  100. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is Aaron Hicks a streamer or someone that needs to be held on to? Seems to be in the 3 hole in the lineup a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding him

      • Russ says:
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        Hicks or Kole Calhoun?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kole in Coors

  101. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I am sitting on Giolito and I have him in both leagues (12 Team H2H and 10 Team H2H Points) and I have the following choices if I bench him:

    12 Team – Gallen at CO, Mills at home vs Mil, and Howard not pitching? WTF!

    10 Team – Same as above plus Bassett at LAA.

    Probably Bassett in 10 Team, but what do you think about 12 Team? Ugh!

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What do you mean Howard not pitching? He’s going Friday — I’d go Mills tho

      Bassitt

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        Oh, ok. Similar to Mahle, his start was not showing up this week. I will look again to confirm.

        So Mills and Bassett. Got it.

        Thanks much Grey.

        • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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          Yes, Howard showed up in at least the 10 Team League as starting Friday. Still not the other one. Very weird.

          And I meant Bassitt of course. Not the Hound!

          Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • William Hung says:
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            It was announced that VV and Howard will pitch Friday – one will be an opener. So hopefully that won’t be Howard or his start Friday will be useless unless you are trying to go for ratios

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  102. David says:
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    Scherzer/Sano for Harper/Yates, 5×5 keeper league with obp replacing avg. Which side do you like this year and going forward? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  103. Steve says:
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    14T keeper

    Have Edman and Carlson but now hearing Cards prob won’t play until Sat at the earliest… how long are you holding guys? They must be practicing individually but that is a looong layoff, like a team 15DL stint.

    You holding Cards players or dumping for curren performers and picking up the scraps later?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Carlson — Edman might be a guy to keep, but give me options who is available

      • Steve says:
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        Lose Carlson for:

        Victor Reyes
        Austin Slater
        Berti
        Andres Gimenez
        Nicky Lopez

        I’m uninspired typing these out…

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Berti

  104. toneDEAF! says:
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    Adames or Giménez at SS?
    Season-long pts league.

    Thanks Grey!

    • toneDEAF! says:
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      Or Hampson?

      • The Harrow says:
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        love to be able to say hampson, but the run of 5 str COL vs lefties won’t last forever, in fact after tonight it’s 6 of the next 8 being righties. he’s only started vs lefties and we got lucky for 5 str days (mostly that SEA has a TON of lefties). if gimenez keeps up this playing time probably him from the steals.

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          cano sounds probably back friday or shortly after though on gimenez. if possible hampson tonight, gimenez tues-fri (or whenever cano is back) then adames after

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  105. Weird Fishes says:
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    Would you drop Mahle for Lindblom? Fwiw my league swapped Ws for IPs this year with a 525 IP cap

    • Weird Fishes says:
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      Or Musgrove for Lindblom? Or just stream away with this last spot? 10-team NL-only roto

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  106. Alexei Kaleina says:
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    Hey Grey,

    RP besides Hader and Hand are: Wick, Gallegos, Trevor May and Pedro Baez.

    Drop any of those guys for Kela who is coming back or even for Yusmeiro Petit since the A’s are playing so well?

    Thanks!

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      may dropped for kela if saves only

      • Alexei Kaleina says:
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        Yup forgot to mention SV/HLDs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez for Kela

  107. Yowzah! says:
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    Trade Mookie & Alonso?

    10 team long-term keeper league… Who/what type of player should we be looking to receive with that package on the table?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna? You’re trading away a top 7 and top 15 player

  108. Curious George says:
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    Carlos Martinez is a straight up drop for Montero right?

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      yeppers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  109. Play Ball says:
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    Offer of Blackmon for MY JD Martinez and Josh Hader. I have Hader, Karinchak, Rogers and Pomeranz as my relievers in a S+H league. It’s a small 6-team league, so I’m sure if I really wanted to keep four relievers I will be able to find one. Obviously Blackmon won’t be hitting .400 the entire year so I would likely be getting him at his peak, and he would be getting JD at his low, but JD looks like it might be a tough year. Should I take Blackmon for JD and Hader?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Blackmon

  110. The Great Knoche says:
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    I’m all for people opting out and playing it safe, but come on Stroman. Sure I was gonna play, and threw a few innings in camp and then got “injured” with something that is very arbitrary. Now that he has accrued enough time to reach free agency without throwing a pitch health and safety take precedence. Sure, Ok.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      that makes 3 people that tacked on “corona fears or opting out due to that” when it was really something entirely else at least: desmond, cespedes, stroman for sure those. then you got the fake opt outs like markakis (not many of those yet). oh yeah it was a “safety issue” on him, we’re soooo much safer now than 3 or whatever weeks ago.

  111. Joe Beísbol says:
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    Still hold S.Howard? PHI may piggyback with Velazquez. With my Laureano close to suspension, and Clevinger in quarantine, would u drop S.Howard to stream Cobb (@ PHI, WAS), Bielak (SF), stash R.Wick, or add Santander to bench (would normally have Judge, Brantley, Dozier in OF and Ohtani DH)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bielak

  112. Primetime says:
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    Drop Heaney Kingery votto moved stroman to opt out.

    Pick up Bassit, Marco Gonzalez, Toussaint and Framber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber, Bassit

  113. David says:
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    Please rank these 3: Teoscar, Tauchman, Benintendi…….thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar, Benintendi

  114. Dave D says:
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    No joke, Matt Olson just tried bunting off Julio Teheran with two outs, none on in first inning. How pathetic!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech

  115. LaRockakis says:
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    Kyle Lewis!

    • LaRockakis says:
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      Also…not looking like I’m getting Tatis now. :(

      He was way too good last week and his owner doesn’t want to let him go. I offered Chapman and Hiura, and it wasnt enough.

      • LaRockakis says:
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        Annddddd Chapman and Hiura have combined for three dongs tonight. I never doubted!

        • krazyivan says:
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          Yea, it’s nice to see some offense. Those first two and half weeks were brutal…

          • LaRockakis says:
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            You’re tellin’ me, fam.

  116. krazyivan says:
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    Death, Taxes and Kyle Gibson’s .500 wOBA the third time through the order…

  117. Let’s Play Two says:
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    For saves + holds do I want Sergio Romo or Colome?

  118. krazyivan says:
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    I’ve got a good feeling about where Cody Bellinger is at. The Orioles’ Chris Davis can’t play forever and I think we just might have found the right man to continue on with his legacy..

  119. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    buttrey’s velo is up from lately, and getting K’s and already clearly getting save opps before today

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      it took LAA this long to NOT play utter schlubs like m.mayers, buchter and andriese with it’s high leverage roles. finally tonight they used the middleton/pena/buttrey lineup (middleton actually used when losing though, he should’ve been 7th or after guy earlier but wasn’t)

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