They say New Jersey can only be appreciated by people from New Jersey, which seems stupid. Where else can you get your ass beat over a sub while meeting the love of your life in a Wawa parking lot? Where else can you say you’re from New York when you’re from New Jersey? Where else can you win loose Newports in a boardwalk claw machine? Is there anywhere else you can simply lower the window to hide the smell of a fart? I think not!  Similarly, maybe you have to own Eugenio Suarez (3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 43rd and 44th homer, hitting .269), to appreciate him, but I just dug in on him, and there’s some concerning stats for 2020. His HR/FB% is goofy high, even though he’s hitting the ball less hard and more in the air. That’s a recipe for a plummeting batting average, and the skyrocketing Ks won’t help. His exit velocity is that of Amed Rosario; his average feet per homer is Piscottish (totally a word) and not Soleresque. The ball dripping of juice could fix all of this, but Suarez looks a lot more like a 32-homer, .255 hitter vs. this new incarnation.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.06. The Streamonator loved this start, and I nearly streamed him, but, at the last minute, I dropped him, not confident enough to start him, while also hoping to drop him late enough so no one else could stream him. I’m a streamblock!

Alex Young – 8 IP, 2 hit, 1 walk, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.38. Alex Young woke up on Saturday morning, kissed his Labradoodle morning, made himself and his son French toast, taught the tyke how to ride a bicycle, then said, “I want Grey to write a sleeper post about me in 2020, so I’m going to throw goose eggs like Veruca Salt.” Or, I might’ve just mashed up Willy Wonka and Kramer vs. Kramer in my head. Young’s peripherals don’t jump off the page (7.8 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, 4.17 FIP), but not unusable either. Just not this good.

Michael Pineda – Banned for 60 games for PEDs. *MLB spinning around with a wooden stick, hits into Pineda, diuretics fall out* Kidding aside, most guys get 80 games, so whatever Pineda was taking, it was better than most PEDs and still twice as worse as domestic abuse, according to MLB.

Kyle Gibson – Will return from colitis on Wednesday to face the Nats, i.e., he’ll return from the runs to a different kind of runs.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.60 vs. Aaron Civale – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.93. Am I imagining shizz or is pitching better in September? Just about all playoff spots are set — yay, parity! — and hitters seem checked out, right? Or am I having a fever dream?

Mitch Garver – 1-for-4 and his 29th homer. That’s in 82 games. Mr. Prorater, “Holy crap, Garver is on a near-60-homer pace.”

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-5 and a slam (29) and legs (21), hitting .298. Lindor has 29 homers in 524 ABs; Mitch Garver has 29 homers in 277 ABs. I will now cackle for 45 minutes alongside a deserted road.

Javier Baez – Diagnosed with a hairline fracture of his thumb and sounds done for the year. Damn, this sucks. *begins to sob quietly at first, then heaving sobs* Take my thumb, Javy, I don’t use it…Much! What, the occasion hitchhike when I want to tempt fate with a random encounter with a trucker. That’s all! Nothing significant like you!

Yu Darvish – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.12. If all forearms were sore like Darvish’s, Dr. James Andrews wouldn’t have a smaller hot tub inside his hot tub.

Jon Lester – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.51. Yesterday, there should’ve been a restraining order from Maddon going mo’ Lester.

Addison Russell – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the head. Karma usually disguises itself a little better.

Tyler Glasnow – 2 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.15, as he was activated from the IL. Guess I was wrong to tell you to drop him four months ago. Turns out he can give you another random 10 IP across three games in September.

Austin Meadows – 2-for-4, 3 runs, and his 28th homer, hitting .288, and his 5th homer in the last eleven games. If you would’ve told me in March that Meadows would get 30 homers, I would’ve been tooting my own horn so much I never would’ve left my house.

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .276. Nearly streamed Avisail for the batty call yesterday but I went for Asdrubal Cabrera (4-for-5, 3 RBIs) instead, so I still won. Winning on a hitter pickup this year feels like winning an extra scratch-off ticket at 7-11. Four out of five chances here.

J.A. Happ – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.10. He has a 0.00 ERA in September. Serious question: if Happ has a huge playoff run tagged onto a great September, are you interested next year? Yeah, me neither. Eff this bum!

Gio Urshela – 0-for-1, pinch-hitting, as he returned from the IL. The Yankees’ lineup is packed like a freshman’s luggage with doorknobs and socks — hey, they heard they’d need them — so I’m doubtful Gio will play every day.

Mike Tauchman – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, but left the game with a tight calf. Tauchman is tight, man, kapeesh?

Gleyber Torres – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 35th homer. Wonder if he’ll get to 40 homers *checks schedule for Yankees vs. Orioles* Hmm, he might not.

Renato Nunez – 1-for-4 and his 29th homer, hitting .251. Serious question: in 2020, Renato’s a 200 overall pick? 175? 225? I think I’m buying wherever it is (assuming one of those three is close to accurate, which I think they will be). To compare him to a guy I was bagging on earlier, Renato at 200 overall or Eugenio at 30?

Ronald Guzman – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer. In the preseason, I said Guzman was my pick to hit 30+ homers after pick 500. Turns out I could’ve said literally any other player.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 24th homer, hitting .204, and his 2nd homer in as many games. I wish Odor well (I don’t), but I can’t imagine ever owning him again coming out of a draft.

Nick Solak – 3-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs, hitting .328, and has been one of the hottest bats since his call-up. I recently grabbed him in a 15-team mixed league, and am opening myself up to him in a 12-team mixed league. So much growth from the Fantasy Master Lothario!

Mike Minor – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.08. Due to his price in the preseason, Minor seems like one of those guys who’s going to be on a lot of winning fantasy teams. That’s major, Minor.

Caleb Smith – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.11. I’ll admit to already writing Smith off for this year like you write off on your taxes change thrown into wishing wells. Now, if you wished for this Smith start, then way to take the metaphor to its conclusion. Streamonator loves his next start, and I would too if I wasn’t worried about innings catching up to him.

Starlin Castro – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .271, and five homers in the last ten games. You in March, “Was just checking Daniel Murphy’s September schedule and I’m moving him up a few rounds on my H2H draft boards.” You in September, “How can I get more Starlin Castros on my teams?”

Sandy Alcantara – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.04. This was his 2nd complete game shutout of the season. You can cherrypick some pretty sweet stats from Alcantara, if you choose.  He has a 2.87 ERA in 119 IP, if you remove the month of April and July. Why am I removing those months? That’s how cherrypicking works! In April and July, he faced nine playoff-contending teams out of ten starts, so, even in hindsight, there was at least a halfway decent reason you shouldn’t have started him.

Robinson Cano – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. Since he’s returned, Cano’s hitting .500 with two homers. Is he the sexiest pickup? No, that would be Ryan Klesko because of his sideburns, and will always be Ryan Klesko. How’sever, Cano is hot.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. His MLB-long hitting streak died like Joe D. died clutching his coffee maker, his Monroe autographed pick and his hitting streak.

Scott Kingery – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (18) and legs (12), and about the 5th mention of him in my last six roundups. Yo, back of the room, Kingery’s hot as Fat Boy Fall, the season after Hot Girl Summer.

Jack Flaherty – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.99. If you’d like to orgasm, look at Flaherty’s 2nd half numbers. By the way, did you know Hittertron‘s orgasm sounds like dial-up internet connecting?

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.31. The motto of Burning Man is, “The best time to go is ten years ago.” The motto for Teheran, “The burning city of fantasy baseball, ignore the peripherals.” Admittedly, a bit clunky.

Mike Soroka – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA 2.67, and three homers allowed. Don’t you dare regress now, Soroka.

Matt Joyce – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. He has to contend with our June/July boo, Austin Riley, for playing time, but Joyce could be a short-term schmotato.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .287. Also, homering was Sexy Dr. Pepper (1-for-4) hitting his 33rd and Yan Gomes (2-for-5) hitting his 8th and 9th homers. The Nats took deep Soroka and Sobotka, which sounds like someone drunk blurting out names at a bar trivia night focused on The Wire.

Danny Mendick – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Just reading his name is a microaggression. Please change it. Mend*ck went 17/19/.279 in Triple-A and has played the last three games, so there might be a hole for Mend*ck to play, and something here for AL-Only leagues.

Eric Lauer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.41. If you scroll to the bottom of the Weekly Pitcher Planner, Lauer was a top 10 stream for the week.

Ramon Laureano – Returned from the IL and limped out of Saturday’s game with leg cramps. A’s are saying his cramps on Saturday were unrelated to his shin issue that had IL’d him, but they also said Laureano wouldn’t play every day as they rest him for the playoffs. Sounds like he’s going to be more limited than a McRib.

Sean Manaea – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 0.75. Can I draft Manaea for 2020 right now?

Jesus Luzardo – Being called up. Or in Jesus’s case, he rises. Already gave you my Jesus Luzardo fantasy. With so little time left, is Luzardo better than Eric Lauer, to grab one random starter from this post? Meh, I don’t know. I’m not even sure if Luzardo is a starter or a middle reliever for this year. None of this means I don’t love him long-term, but I didn’t grab him in redraft leagues.

Julio Urias – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.48. Dodgers are having as much luck stretching him out as a yoga teacher would have stretching you out.

Corey Seager – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. Seager imitating James Cagney, “Top of the world, ma!” His mother, “You’re not even above Kyle.”

Johnny Cueto – Will return on Tuesday. His rehab numbers (21/1 K/BB, 3.38 ERA in 21 1/3 IP) have me looking at Cueto hard like I’m Jason LaRue, but, outside of NL-Only leagues, I’m…having…a…hard…time…finishing…this…sentence…and…picking…up…Cueto.

Framber ValdezAstros are going to a 4-man rotation the rest of the way, but they’re going with a bullpen game on Wednesday. So, Framber’s in the bullpen and there’s a bullpen game on Wednesday…Hey, I don’t want to be Mr. Logic & Reasoning, but why not just start Framber on Wednesday?

Gerrit Cole – 8 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 15 Ks, ERA at 2.73. 14 Ks or more in three straight starts in history: Cole and Pedro Martinez in 1999. “Shame he’s forgotten everything I taught him about pitching to contact,” commented Ray Searage. Gerrit Cole’s making a strong case to be the #1 starter off the board next year. Honestly, I’m not sure anyone else is even in the conversation.

Yordan Alvarez – 4-for-6, 1 run, 6 RBIs as the Astros scored 21 runs, which is more than my beloved Dolphins. To read about non-Dolphins news and actual fantasy football relevant material, click that linkamawhosie.

Mitch Haniger – Unlikely to return this season from a ruptured testicle. With adjusting one’s crotch a major part of baseball, it’s understandable. Haniger said, “I just hope to watch the ball drop in Times Square without a PTSD service animal by my side.”

  1. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Excellent write-up, chock full of goodies.

    a. Speaking of goodies, Goody was not so goody on Saturday. Amiright?

    b. Samesies on AssDribble. Signed him up and now I can’t drop him just because the Nats aren’t playing can I? Justin Upton is available, would you drop AssDribble for Upton or hold?

    c. How about all the white and weird surnames coming up lately? To wit…

    1. Mendick
    2. Coonrod

    No comment is necessary.

    d. How does one rupture a testicle? Question withdrawn on the back of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ the Internet’s policy on BDSM.

    e. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for September 9

    Little Giant, 1946. It’s about a vacuum cleaner salesman and his crooked boss.

    Costello (Benny Miller): Do you mind if I have a piece of candy while I wait on you?

    Jacqueline deWit (Hazel Temple Morrison): Aren’t you worried you’re going to wear your teeth down to the bones?

    Costello (Benny Miller): What?

    Jacqueline deWit (Hazel Temple Morrison): You ate three packages of cracker jacks, two bags of peanuts, one of those red gooey apples on a stick, and three chocolate malt milkshakes.

    Costello (Benny Miller): And don’t forget the banana split, with a lot of fruit on it!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ha, no he wasn’t

      B. I’d hold for now

      C. Mend*ck!

      D. I’d prefer not to know

      E. Nice!

  2. toolshed says:
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    The pitchers I own arent doing better in sept. August was rough too. It seems like no matter who I throw out there, I get bad starts except from one pitcher. My relievers also have taken a beating. I finally drop caleb Smith after his last drubbing and missed his 1st good start since july. Berrios has blown up my ratios the whole 2nd half. I’ve got a few others ones too. Streamantor is screwing with me.

    Would you start paddack vs the Cubs? Not sure how much gas is left in his tank.

    • toolshed says:
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      I even talked myself out of adding manaea because I thought his start vs nyy didnt look good when looking at advanced stats and was more of a mirage. I could have used that start yesterday.

    • bigbear says:
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      H2H: I’m starting Paddack. Depends/lean yes in roto. His solid K rate and great WHIP put his just outside the ‘must start’ category for me.

      On the whole, the last month+ has bery bery good to me for SP: Flaherty, Giolito, Paxton, Heaney, Biebs and Alcantara. (Plus Keuchel and Pineda in another league.) Hat tip to DT and/or CW (don’t recall which) gave a vote of confidence to Paxton and his Ks when I was thinking of trades a while back.

      • Donkey Teeth

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        I’m here so I’ll take the credit! But Flaherty and Bieber were my guys (along with Marquez and The Kooch). Flaherty was my top buy going into the 2nd half.

        I’d start Paddack in H2H also.

        • bigbear says:
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          Biebs has always been mine! Buehler was my Bue too. But Flaherty’s trade value was too good to pass up! Seriously, thanks for your contributions!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You can’t claim all good pitchers for yourself!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to start Paddack until he gets shut down

  3. toolshed says:
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    Urias getting stretched out…total dodger BS. He hasnt gone past 3 innings or 44 pitches in his last 3 turns. They now retracted their comment about him starting and he is going back to the bullpen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally

  4. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Good morning guys, thanks for the early heads up on Manaea! He looks like a twin brother to the butt fumble, Sanchize. Also, DT smart move hanging onto to D-Jax. Can’t say I didn’t try!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Morning Snacks! Benching D-Jax for Darrell Henderson was also a genius move. I hate myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alright Snacks, offer accepted! Good luck!

  5. Johnny Is Good says:
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    Not accounting for wins, but rather individual pitching performances, which pitcher, if any, do you see breaking out next season?

    Heaney
    Alcantara
    Pablo Lopez

    All have shown flashes of greatness this season.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I think I’ll have them ranked Pablo, Heaney, Alcantara but I like them all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you ranked them, Johnny

  6. Gotime says:
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    H2H playoffs starting. Weekly lock I need 3 relievers:
    Robles 6: 3 vs Cle 3 vs TB
    Rodgers 6: 3 vs Was 3 @ Cle
    Raisel 6: 3 @ Sea 3 @ Ari
    Bradley 7: 4 @ Mets 3 vs Cin

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Bradley and his extra game

      • Gotime says:
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        Need to bench 1 unforch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who is Rodgers?

      • Gotime says:
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        Sorry spelling, Rogers for the Twins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Raisel, Rogers, Bradley

  7. c says:
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    ruptured testicle.

    what the literal f#$%?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s….nuts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      *crosses legs*

  8. Sean says:
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    Just wanted to say thanks for all the help this year. Between the recaps and SON, i clinched my 4th straight 1st round bye and 3rd reg season title in the past 4 years. Now i get a week to ponder over who to drop Stroman and Benintendi for. They’ve been straight trash the past month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Good luck!

  9. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Managed to pull off an incredible comeback yesterday to advance to the semis. Then this morning I see ESPN hasn’t updated Sundays stats yet and it says I lost. Cmon espn!! Think this is my final year of using their platform.

    • Twins Peaker says:
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      What was the difference? Did they change a player’s Stats?

      • Here Comes the Pizza says:
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        For some reason all the stats for Sunday weren’t counted. Specifically, Abreu and Soto’s homeruns. Looks like they fixed it now though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? Oh man, that’s the worst, sorry, pizza

  10. M says:
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    You like Reynaldo Lopez or Kolby Allard more next year? (k/9 league)

    • Twins Peaker says:
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      When his slider is on, Lopez, a post-hype prospect, has the chance to be elite. He’s also been working on his focus too lately, though I’m not sure why he’s unfocused. I’d go Lopez of the two.

      • Canha Borrow A Feeling says:
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        Streamonator seems to LOVE his next start vs KC. Trying to decide which Lopez to start on Wednesday, Rey-rey vs KC or Pablo vs Mil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez

  11. Twins Peaker says:
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    Do you think Amed Rosario’s 2019 breakout will transfer over to an even better 2020? Are we looking at 20/20 with .300? I feel like he’ll let us all down. Pts league.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Possible but won’t be banking on it. Expecting more of a repeat…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Amed, I think he can be elite

  12. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the great write-up Grey!

    16 team H2H Weekly points league…

    1. For this week (semi-finals) I need to fill 2 SP spots, my options are:

    Berrios Vs WAS, @ CLE;
    Tanaka @ TOR;
    Foltynewicz @ PHI, @ WAS.

    2. For my SS

    DeJong 3x @ COL and 3x Vs MIL or
    Newman 4x @ SF and 3x @ CHC

    3. Who should I start (3 OF spots)

    Bader 3x @ COL and 3x Vs MIL;
    Josh Rojas 3x Vs CIN and 4x @NYM;
    Franmil Reyes 3x @ LAA and 3x Vs MIN;
    Hunter Dozier 3x @ CHW and 3x Vs HOU;
    Kyle Tucker 4x Vs OAK and 3x @ KC

    Thanks again Grey!

    • bigbear says:
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      1. Berrios and Tanaka.
      2. Dejong
      3. Dozier, Franmil, Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. None? I guess bench Folty

      2. DeJong

      3. Bader, Franmil, Dozier

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1/2 Agree with Big Bear
      3 Bader, Dozier, Franmil for me

      • RicoSuave says:
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        UGH, I know… I wish I had other options but I don’t :(

        Thanks guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  13. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Luzardo’s nickname is The Jesus Lizard, yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works

  14. Chi Guy says:
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    Had the Baez injury/news happened a few days earlier, would Zobrist be a must add? I feel like a refreshed Ben plays most if not all games here on out for the Cubs, right?

    • Twins Peaker says:
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      Nico Hoerner up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No longer with Hoerner promotion

  15. E says:
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    Would you start Bauer in a weekly lineups H2H playoff round this week? He has two starts but blehhhh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer not to

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I am tho in a 15 team league

  16. MarvPesos

    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), limited to 3 moves per week

    I’m currently down a but compared to my competitor in terms of pitching starts. Would you drop anyone (Carlos Santana maybe?) to pick up a 2-start pitcher OR a one decent start pitcher (leaning Hill) ? How the hitters, anyone worth swapping out for a wire guy ?

    Waiver wire

    HIT – As. Cabrera, C. Dickerson, J. Reddick, T. D’Arnaud, L. Arraez, J. Alfaro, T. Frazier, H. Alberto, B. Gardner, M. Beaty, T. Flowers, G. Cooper, B. Nimmo, R. Cano, A. Garcia, M. Yastrzemski, M. Cabrera

    PIT- R. Hill (@BAL), M. Fiers(@TEX), A. Wainwright (MIL), J. Cueto (PIT),
    2-start:
    C. Anderson @MIA, @STL
    E. Hernandez MIL, @SF
    M. Wacha @COL, MIL
    J. Junis @CWS, @HOU

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – A. Rizzo
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – E. Suarez
    SS –T. Turner
    CI –P. Goldschmidt
    MI – S. Castro
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Yelich
    RF – C. Blackmon
    Util – H. Dozier
    BN – C. Santana
    BN – G. Urshela

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – F. Vazquez (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    BN – Z. Gallen
    BN – D. Lamet
    BN – A. Heaney
    BN – I. Nova
    DL – C. Kluber (60-DL)
    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Elieser for Gio U.I think I’d be playing Santana over Dozier

  17. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Good morning,

    1) Could you rank these starts…

    1. 09/10/19 – Jakob Junis @ CHW INova – 24.5
    2. 09/10/19 – Ivan Nova vs KC Junis – 10.5
    3. 09/11/19 – Reynaldo Lopez vs KC GSparkman – 28.2
    4. 09/13/19 – Yusei Kikuchi vs CHW DCovey – 18.5
    5. 09/14/19 – Daniel Norris vs BAL AWojciechowski – 9.3
    6. 09/15/19 – Ivan Nova @ SEA JSheffield – 7.2

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junis, Lopez, Nova SEA, Nova

  18. Kingslayer says:
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    Fantasy World Series
    AL Only
    H2H
    5×5 Categories

    START:

    Mitch Moreland (L)

    MON- J. Paxton (L)
    TUES- T. Zeuch (R)
    WED- T. Thornton (R)
    THURS – C. Buchholz (R)
    SAT- V. Velasquez (R)
    SUN – A. Nola (R)

    OR

    JOEY WENDLE (L)

    TUES-L. Lynn (R)
    WED- A. Jurado (R)
    THURS- K. Allard (L)
    FRI- A. Heaney (L)
    SAT- J. Barria (R)
    SUN- P. Sandoval (L)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

      • Kingslayer says:
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        I asked this before looking really hard at things and I think I value steals more this week.

        So if youre able to answer a follow up, if I am chasing steals you cool with Wendle? Or are you worried about playtime and would still go Moreland?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m worried about playing time facing lefties… But if you need steals, Moreland will get you zero and Wendle might get you a couple, so go Wendle

          • Kingslayer says:
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            I just kind of think Moreland sucks haha.

            Abraham Toro (S)

            Against

            M. Fiers (R)
            T. Roark (R)
            B. Anderson (L)
            H. Bailey (R)
            D. Duffy (L)
            M. Montgomery (L)
            J. Junis (R

            Over Wendle maybe…. But I guess he has playtime concerns too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d try Toro over both

  19. muskysmell says:
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    Yo Grey! How are ya friend!

    I got a question for my 2-start pitchers, choose one for this week:

    ERod: vs NYY, @PHL

    or

    Wheeler: vs ARI, vs LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, good to see you!

      Wheeler

  20. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    IN my H2h playoffs my catcher is Navarez but he has been suffering back spasms
    he played DH last night would hang with him or try one of these guys

    AUstin Nola – been playing every onther game for rest
    Postey also limited innnings
    wellington castillo mendoza line

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  21. DonnieB says:
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    Myers,Profar or Odor For next week ignoring matchups? All have been a little hot. They would be replacing JD,the platoon guy—ugh. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  22. bigbear says:
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    Thanks for digging in on Suarez. When we were chatting about him and Belly (last week?), I looked at his stats as well. He seemed pretty solid, but not spectacular. This year’s spike in LA and barrel % seemed outliers. He seems like he’ll be perpetually undervalued. So it’ll be interesting to see where the industry ranks him heading into next year. Especially if he hits 50 HR this year.

    Same question as this time last year: So for next year, Flaherty or Buehler? I skipped them both in the draft, but was able to buy low on Flaherty this year.

    Regress away Soroka! I traded you away when I thought innings limits meant something. And yet, there you are.

    Do you have any of them Gavin Lux’s? I’ve been looking for mine and can’t seem to find him.

    Off to round 2 of my 12 team H2H against the #1. Hopefully the Dodgers @ Baltimore make Belly, Smith, and hopefully Lux get right!

    • bigbear says:
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      What are we doing with Baez in a 12 team H2H playoff week? Currently on my bench, but could use an actual bench bat. Or someone to replace Vlad/K. Seager. Wong/Mondesi/Seager/Vlad is vastly different than Mondesi/Hiura/FTJ/Baez infield.

      Just grabbed Cueto for his starts this week: vs Pit and @ MIA. Wish me luck!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Baez is done for the year, drop him

        Good luck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he hits 50 HRs, he’s going to be overrated, think he might be already — He doesn’t look like a 45-homer hitter

      Buehler

      I don’t own Lux, but Sept. is irrelevant for him, he’s so talented… But I hear ya, it’s not irrelevant for your fantasy teams

  23. sportivetricks says:
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    HeytotheHEy, GrEy!

    Love the Jersey opening for no particular reason. Incidentally it’s called “pork roll.” Let’s either fight about it or be friends forever.

    Lurrrrves!

    PS- We are already friends forever, even if you’re from a dirty “Taylor Ham” part of the Jerz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, it’s Taylor Ham!

      Lurves!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Everybody I knew in Jersey called it Taylor Ham and it’s the best!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly!

          • sportivetricks says:
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            Filthy Northerners.

            It says “John Taylor’s Pork Roll” right on the goddamned package.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              John Zachary Taylor called it Ham!

  24. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    H2H league I was going to start these guy this week Folty and Wheeler have two starts but they make me nervous
    what do you think?
    beiber @LAA MIN
    Clevinger MIN
    Flaherty MIL
    Heaney TB
    Soroka @WAS

    RP
    Giles
    Meada

    Flotynewicz @PHI @WAS
    Morton @LAA
    Wheeler @ARI LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust Folty

      I’d go Wheeler over Soroka, but it’s risky

  25. Kingslayer says:
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    Aledmys Diaz or Abraham Toro-Hernandez this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toro

  26. Gator says:
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    Need to find 3 keepers from this list: Syndergaard, Berrios, Chapman, Contreras, Moustakas, Senzel, L Gurriel. Thanks!

    • jose says:
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      Are they attached to specific rounds in the draft?

      • Gator says:
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        Not specific to rounds or dollars

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios, Willson, Noah — not great

    • Tad Striker says:
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      If that’s Matt Chapman (not Aroldis) I’d definitely keep him.

      After that, Berrios, Senzel, Contreras would be mind.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I assumed Aroldis

        • Gator says:
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          Unfortunately it is Aroldis. Thanks

  27. Storm Sutherland says:
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    Which OF for the week. JBJ, Tucker, Brian Goodwin, Victor Reyes, Austin Hays. Then which for my last pitcher spot. Jimenez, Magill or Duffy against the Astros. Thanks, absolutely love this site

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes, Jimenez

      Thanks!

  28. William Hung says:
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    Bye week over – it’s time for my team to play for a spot in the championship! I did not like what you said about Urshela… but it makes sense… I was hoping he’d play the majority of games coming into the final weeks of the season since JD Davis is getting benched… damn 3B killed me this year starting with Travis Shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, don’t trust Gio — not a good sign he didn’t start yesterday

  29. pinkman says:
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    Would you drop Soroka for a streamer in a 10-tm H2H at this point? I’m in the playoffs and probably sitting him for his next start @WSH this week.

    • jose says:
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      How many weeks are left? HE lines up to face Phillies at home for his start after WSH. That doesn’t sound like a great start either.

    • Norman Ginsberg says:
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      FYI. I had same question (12-team H2H). Soroka subsequent starts are Mia; and @SD,

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Those are good, Norman

        • pinkman says:
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          But is he shut down/bullpenned by then?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            He should be, Pinkman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, droppable

      • pinkman says:
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        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. Tom says:
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    Just browsing through stats I was astonished to see in this astonishing year that Travis d’Arnaud has one more homer and the same amount of RBI’S (61) as Vlad Jr., in 100 less ab’s to boot. We all would have guessed that back in early April right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, check out Garver vs. Lindor

      • Tom says:
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        Remarkable!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  31. jose says:
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    Well, lost in my last H2H league yesterday. That elusive H2H title will have to wait another year. Took a lead into the last day and while nothing sinks a weeks worth of performance, losing by a slim margin to an Alcantra complete game shutout stream really makes it all the worse. Springer being out most of the week didn’t help and no one really cares to hear anymore so I’ll stop. Good old H2H leagues.

    On another note, Nico Hoerner is getting the call for the Cubs today. With Baez out and Russell banged up and just not good almost any way, maybe he can help someone. Maybe…

    Thanks again Razzball community for making 2019 Fantasy Baseball an enjoyable season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks, sorry!

      Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Myers

      • DonnieB says:
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        I just asked earlier and you went Profar. Must be a close call! Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You said to ignore matchups

  32. Dancin Homer says:
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    Good morning, good monday, and hopefully you’re still in many/ all of your leagues’ playoffs.

    Just got a quick question;

    Nico Hoerner called up; is he worth picking up in 12-team leagues or is he more of a “watch” guy?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same to you Dancin!

      Just watch

  33. Kingslayer says:
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    AL only World Series Week

    Drop Sean Murphy for Josh Phegley? Who is more productive this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Phegley

  34. Game Of Throws says:
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    In the semi finals… Lucchesi is @COL this week. Is he a must start or do I sit him. If it is a sit, do i just drop him and stream at this point?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit or drop

  35. FMFBL says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Made playoffs man! Thanks! I have Hendricks (@SD), Paxton (@BOS), and E-Rod (home against the yanks) on the roster for today….would you start them all?
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Pax or EdRod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And good luck!

  36. Kingslayer says:
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    AL Only World Series:

    Domingo German just lost his rotation spot.

    In his place, start Stroman (ARI), Gibson (@WAS) or McKay (@LAA)

    • Kingslayer says:
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      Or Dylan Cease @SEA

    • Kingslayer says:
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      I suppose sticking with Domingo German as a bulk guy is also an option @DET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

      • Kingslayer says:
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        Ugh was afraid youd say that. His worst start of the year (6ER) is against Arizona and hes been a dreadful Met. But shit… I guess I asked for a reason :(

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not like the other two are great options

          • Kingslayer says:
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            I never understood this expression but I’ll use it anyway.

            You speak truth to power.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, thanks!

  37. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Will Myers or Gio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  38. Dave D says:
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    Well, I had George Springer on the bench everywhere for the weekend. Ouch.

    In other news, our Razzball DC is getting pretty wild in the standings. Beastman gained 8.5 points yesterday and Warner dropped 9.0 and they flip-flopped first and fourth place. Magoo and I stayed consistent, maintaining our respective 2nd and 3rd places. The Burrito guy in 5th even seems to be inching up so it looks to be a five team race. Good luck, guys, over the last three weeks. Great competition! Exciting stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, I can’t believe there was that movement this late in the year — can’t wait to redeem myself next year

      • Dave D says:
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        Can’t keep a sleeping giant down for long. You hearing that Giancarlo.

        I’m a little weary of larger players in general like 6’5 or bigger. I don’t know of any stats linking size to poor health but looking at this year: Giancarlo, Judge, Glasnow, Skaggs (painkiller addiction probably started with previous injuries ), Kyle Blanks still on my mind. I know there are plenty of taller players that have had great careers (Unit, Thome, A.Dunn), but for every one of those there seems to be a JR Richard or Chris Young. Just sayin’….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I have seen studies about bigger players… Like Ryan Howard though, so more big-bellied — they age quickly

          • Dave D says:
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            Prince Fielder? Mo Vaughn?

            Big bellies no doubt…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, all those guys

              • Dave D says:
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                I always wondered what Tony Gwynn would have accomplished if he stayed thin late in his career. He was hitting over .320 at 40-41 years when healthy. His hitting was as good as ever, his knees just didn’t hold up with all the weight he gained. He maybe could have approached 4,000 hits

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Ichiro without the years in japan or combine them with US

                  • Dave D says:
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                    Yeah. Id say that Gwynn was a way better hitter than Pete Rose or Ichiro from age 37+. His hand-eye, bat-speed and all were still supreme, unlike those two who diminished a lot but stuck around with majorly declining skills and padded numbers. Gwynn lost his legs but his eyes and hands did not fade.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, Gwynn was uniquely amazing, not hyperbole to say there won’t be another like him

  39. The Wild Card says:
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    would you consider streaming any of these guys? if so which would be your favorite.

    Kikuchi vs CHW – SON-$18.9
    D-rod vs MIA – SON-$5.3
    Tyler Mahle at SEA – SON-$14
    Elieser Hernandez vs MIL – SON-$4.5

    thanks in advance Grey/donkey teeth!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m streaming Mahle

  40. Game Of Throws says:
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    Is it insane to drop Machado for Starlin Castro? Its a keeper league but not keeping Machado anyway.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Depends, can your leaguemates pick him off the wire on the cheap as a better-priced keeper via FAAB? Or does he stay at his current status/cost?

      • Game Of Throws says:
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        Option 1. We get to keep 3 players for our first three picks for 3 years. I have 3 better players so wont’ be keeping him anyway. Someone will get him as their keeper next year anyway.

        I’m in the semi finals so unless he turns it on for the final two weeks hes basically useless / hurting me this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold

    • Dave D says:
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      I can see why it’d be tempting, but if you look at three years ago Machado went on a rampage the final two weeks and almost single handedly propelled one of my teams to prize money.

  41. Danny says:
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    Sup Grey

    In my dynasty league I own Newman and G. Cooper for one year contracts. I can add 3 years to their contracts in any combination, ie. 2 yrs to Newman, 1 year to Cooper. Or 3 to Newman, no more to cooper. What’s the move?

    • Danny says:
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      Clarifying I own them both for 2020. Can add years beyond that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you not add any years to any of them? How deep is this league? Is it NL-Only?

      • Danny says:
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        It’s pretty deep rosters 14 teamer
        Those are the only guys I can add years to, I can use 3 to distribute to them however I choose. I was thinking add 2 to Newman, add 1 to cooper.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In a 14 team league, those guys could be on waivers by this point next year — I wouldn’t tie myself to 3 years of them, but if you have to 2 to Newman and 1 on Cooper sounds right

  42. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great writeup! The funniest thing is that Mitch Garver will still be a relatively cheap catcher to draft next year + nowhere near the cost of Sanchez or Realmuto.

    Some quick championship run questions for ya!

    1. Please pick 1 to start this week, for AVG + RBI purposes (TRON likes Hoskins):
    -Voit (7 games hitting ~7th probably, all good matchups, 1 @BOS, [email protected], [email protected])
    -Urshela (same)
    -Hoskins (6 games – 3 v ATL 3 v BOS, but man has he been bad lately for AVG)

    2. For ratios and Ks only, please pick one to start this week:
    -Maeda in his uber-reliever role (BAL and NYM – at the very least, he’ll be the main pitcher on Saturday against the Mets with Urias as opener)
    – Kenley Jansen (6 games)
    – LeClerc (6 games)
    – Rich Hill, 1st start back @BAL ($22 on SON but not sure if that’s factoring in whatever innings limit he’ll have)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Duda!

      Totally on Garver, he’ll prolly go around 200 overall

      1. Think you have to go Voit

      2. I’m between Maeda and LeClerc, but apples and oranges, what do you need?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        For sure. People are also snoozing on the low GP with him. Even with a ton of regression, that’ll be tasty.

        Thanks for the feedback! Re: #2, I need Ks and WHIP safety primarily, I need to keep my 0.01 lead and ideally get my 1.19 whip lower. I’m already starting 4 closers (Neris, Colome, Robles, Lugo (7 games, the rest have 6)), so banking some extra K would be good, which Maeda usually supplies.

        Do you like Robles (vCLE, vTB) for saves over LeClerc (v TB v OAK)? Seems like a wash to me, with Robles being MUCH safer from WHIPPING post blow up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Such a wash, I don’t know, coin flip? I’d lean Leclerc, but if you’re feeling Robles, I wouldn’t argue

  43. Trey says:
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    OF help: Is Conforto a sit this week? He’s at home but scheduled to face Gallen, Robbie Ray, Kershaw, Ryu, Buehler. Conforto has been cold plus 4 lefties this week.

    Some options include:
    Yastrzemski or Pillar, home vs Pirates and Cubs
    Edman @ COL, home vs MIL
    Dexter Fowler @COL, home vs MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edman

  44. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Looks like Flaherty has upped his slider usage. Makes sense, who would’ve thought throwing your best pitch more would equal more success.

    Early 2020 thoughts on Fried? Do you think he’s got room for improvement in k/9?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, shocker on Flaherty

      Fried looks great, I think he’s the real ace there, not Soroka

  45. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    You know Grey, the funny (not quite funny) about Odor is his stats are going to be right where we expected them to be, minus the whole batting ratio thing lol. 25+ HR 10+ SB etc etc.
    Was writing my Suarez post too, but didnt get done on time for weekend :( headstart for this week though!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, agreed… Odor’s AVG is death tho, I’m so out on his drain

      Add onto Eugenio, I’m not full convinced he’s overrated, but he feels it

      • Coolwhip

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        A) I’m on the verge of rosterbating Beaty(@BAL seems like he’s getting starts with Muncy out) for a cold Hoskins (at home) about to face top of Atlanta rotation starting tomorrow? feels like a smart move yes?

        How we feeling about Baez going into next year since he’s likely done until NLDS. he stole less bases and took a slight step back this year. top 20-30ish? going to be hard to gauge with all these “30 HR hitters”. #TheJuiceIsLoose

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Yeah, that makes sense…Anyone in Coors or facing BAL is good

          Baez seems like a solid top 15-20ish guy

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            sheesh, Beaty(LHB) is only .125 vs LHP and BAL is throwing 2 of 3, Pollock looks to be better buy .358/.404/.543 vs LHP

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, yeah, you’re right, I don’t have matchups in front of me, just going off Balt sucking

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                Yeah, I didn’t realize how bad he was vs LHP, something for us to be aware of rest of the way ;-)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, definitely

  46. Rich says:
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    Weekly lineup
    I need 5 starters in a head to head matchup. Strikeouts and quality starts get the most love.

    Opponents starters:
    Buehler @BAL @NYM
    Fiers @HOU @TEX
    Greinke OAK @KC
    Nova KC @SEA
    Verlander OAK

    My potential starters
    Castillo @ARI
    Corbin @MIN
    Flaherty MIL
    Gallen @NYM CIN
    Nola ATL BOS
    Reynaldo Lopez KC
    Manaea @TEX
    Eduardo Rodriquez NYY @PHI

    I’m thinking I have to roll with Eduardo’s two starts but not sure who to bench.

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo @ARI
      Corbin @MIN
      Flaherty MIL
      Gallen @NYM CIN
      Nola ATL BOS

      • Rich says:
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        Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. Warren Shapiro says:
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    Limped to the finals in my head to head. Start Voit or Calhoon in U for a head to head finals this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

  48. 183414 says:
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    Do you think Josh Rojas will showcase his speed over the last 3 weeks ? Would love to see it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love to see it too, but who knows… Diamondbacks do steal some so it’s possible

  49. Philip says:
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    Grey, I don’t know what to think about seth Brown. 20 team keeper league with OPS, would you drop Eaton or J. J. Rojas for him? Or a minor leaguer Ike Nolan Jones? Brown just hit the wire.

    Thanks! Always appreciate it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Jones for him

      • philip says:
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        Perfect. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of the following. Who do you like?

    Manaea – @ Tex
    Matz – vs Ari
    Cueto – vs pit, vs mia
    Caleb – vs mil

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Caleb

  51. Mike says:
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    Is Tyler Glasnow worth holding onto as a $16 dollar keeper for next year, or should I make better use of the roster spot for the last three weeks? (5×5 unlimited keepers with $5 elevators year over year).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better use

  52. david arquilla says:
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    In the semis, need to pick two of the following:

    Tanaka @ tor ($19.3)
    Cueto Pit ($2.8) Mia (14)
    Junis, @CWS (23.6), Hou (1.4)
    Nova, KC, 10.8, @SEA $7.3

    Do we trust Cueto? which two?

    MUCH appreciated!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka, Nova

  53. Cohen says:
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    Grey, which outfielder is the pick up in the upcoming Cards/Rock series?
    Tapia,Bader,Fowler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader

  54. slimbo says:
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    Hey buddy

    Thoughts on Trent Grisham in a dynasty? I’m ready to cut him..good idea?

    Thanks for everything you do at razzball your a true beauty

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem — I wouldn’t cut him

  55. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Various threads today indicate JD is now part-time. Is this true? I assume Lowrie/Cano have impacted his Infield days, but he seems to be starting LF almost every day (vs Righties and Lefties).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems to be strong side of a platoon

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Would you drop him for any of the following bats for JD: A.J. Pollock; Franmil; Santander; or Canha?

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Would you drop him for any of the following bats for JD: A.J. Pollock; Franmil; Santander; or Canha?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pollock

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Would you drop him for any of the following bats for JD: A.J. Pollock; Franmil; Santander; or Canha?

  56. Russ says:
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    Sorry Grey one more.
    12 Team H2H Categories
    7 transaction limit, I have already used 4 for the week. Would you use one of my 3 remaining moves to
    swap a one start Desclafani: @ARI for a two start Nova: vs KC, @ SEA or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d make the switch

  57. rhodyballer says:
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    1.Drop Civale @ MIN (odorizzi) or Heaney TB (Morton)

    2. Sit the keeper for Matz vs ARI (Ray)?

    3. Pick up Archie Bradley or Doolittle?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Civale

      2. Yes

      3. Bradley

  58. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Would you roll Junis out on the road vs CHW tomorrow? SON Loves him, but that last start almost went sideways in a hurry. He was lucky to get the W, but its H2H playoffs and I’ll take a W anyway I can get it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  59. rhodyballer says:
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    Drop Laureano, Braun or Tucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  60. negatto says:
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    Could use some advice for this week.

    Pick 1 OF for this week:
    Aquino – Away: 6 (@SEA,@ARI)
    Tucker – Home: 4 (OAK) Away: 3 (@KC)

    Pick 2 Relievers for this week:
    Hader – Away: 7 (@MIA,@STL)
    Melancon – Away: 7 (@PHI,@WAS)
    Neris – Home: 6 (ATL,BOS)
    Bradley – Home: 3 (CIN) Away: 4 (@NYM)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aquino

      Hader, Melancon

  61. southside dom says:
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    H2H semi-finals. Need some help finalizing my bats.

    -Pick 2 for the corner:
    Ty France (CHC, @COL, $-1.9)
    Beaty (@BAL, @NYM, $2.7)
    JD Davis (ARI, LAD, $5.5)
    Sano (WSH, @CLE, $2.4) — is he gonna play?
    Profar (@HOU, @TEX, $0.3)
    Belt (PIT, MIA, $8.9)

    Pick 2 for the OF
    -Benintendi (NYY, @TOR, @PHI, $6.1)
    -Fowler (@COL, MIL, $15.1)
    -Bader (@COL, MIL, $11.6)
    -Franmil (@LAA, MIN, $8.2)

    Thanks G!

    • southside dom says:
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      Scratch Profar from that first list, he gone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at who has 7 games vs. 6 — but Belt, Profar

      Fowler, Bader

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano, Belt

  62. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1. Your Suarez blurb is right on. I was just joking with a friend the other day that I was going to start a website called “terrible pitchers who have struck Eugenio Suarez out dot com.”

    2. You talked about Soroka above. Anthopolous said recently he wasn’t going to limit Fried because when he’d done that in the past, the pitchers still got injured. Different players, but the logic may be similar.

    3. On Flaherty: in early July, there was no peripheral data to support his doing anything close to what he has done, and frankly, his current run has a lot of luck to it with a 96% strand rate and a .203 babip.

    This isn’t to say that he hasn’t made some changes in usage and sequencing, whilst improving his command, that have led to some earnest, significant improvement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Haha, awesome

      2. Interesting…That’s good to know

      3. Marquez screwed me so bad this year, I’m less interested in what a pitcher has done in a half… They still do what they did in the 1st half

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        3. Of course, case by case still if sequencing changes and altered mechanics changed things

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        I was referencing his data from the 1st half, and to a lesser extent, last season.

        I was lucky, I got out on Marquez early.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flaherty was a guy I liked this year, so I’m prolly back in on him, and he wasn’t as bad as he appeared in 1st half or this good, which you know

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            The truth always lies in between. I just want a pitcher that I draft in the top 100 to go out and give up 2-3 runs every outing. Not these violent swings in performance.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You want Morton or Greinke

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Don’t disagree btw

  63. Fogimon says:
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    Only 3 weeks left to make my miraculous comeback and shock the world!! Ok, maybe just shock 9 other owners who happen to also be a group of very close lifetime friends. I want nothing more than to bury them in the sand.

    Here’s the deal, its a 5×5 roto. The leader is up on me by 7 pts, he has dominated all season, this is the closest I’ve been all year. A collapse of his pitching and nudging a few spots up for me is all I need.

    I’m currently tied with someone for SB’s (his best thieves are Wong & Bryce). Chasing 2 teams in HR’s, and obviously need to keep pace in other counting stats.
    Decision;
    E5 ([email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
    McNeil (3vLaD, 4vAz)
    HDoze ([email protected], 3vHou)
    Conforto (3vLaD, 4vAz)
    Franmil ([email protected], 3vMin)
    McMahon (3vSD, 3vStl)

    swap for any of;
    Didi ([email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
    Rhys (2vBos, 4vAtl)
    Pillar (3vPit, 3vMia)
    Dee (3vChW, 3vCin)

    I may have to use Dee Gordon at some point (1 of the next 3 weeks) if this other guy passes me in SB. Is this the week to do it, or ride it out? My other starters are Story, Goldy, Machado, Donaldson, Altuve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — Didi over McNeil — Yanks face terrible pitching, McNeil faces great pitching, unless position doesn’t matter then Didi over Franmil — forget Gordon for now

      • Fogimon says:
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        I hear ya. I can’t do either of those moves, however…. I have McNeil in an OF spot. The only people I can swap Didi with are Goldy, Machado, Story, Donaldson, E5, or McMahon.

        To swap either of McNeil or Franmil, I’d have to use an OF eligible guy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh I guess then no moves there

  64. Lightblack says:
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    2nd rd. Playoffs.

    I benched Bauer 2 weeks ago. Do I roll the dice with him? Start him over Luchessi?

    Giolito
    Ray
    Matz
    Luchessi

    T.Rogers
    N.Anderson
    W.Harris

    Mikolas
    Kimbrel
    Igelsias.

    Amazing I made it this far considering my “Ace” Bauer is now a dumpster fire and my Ace Rp Diaz was jettisoned weeks ago. Gallo,Verdugo,Hirua,Dahl all nowhere to be found… And the biggest bum of them all…..Stanton…has been of service to me for all but what?? 9 games this year. Fuck…even didn’t have Mondesi and Turner for a big stretch.

    If I win this year it will be by a stroke of luck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, riding on fumes now too… Bauer over Lucchesi

  65. Fogimon says:
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    Now to look at pitching. I have been dominating all pitching categories all season. Recently, I was passed by 1 team in Saves due to him starting 4 closers (schmuck). I need that point back, I’m down by 4 saves to him and he starts 3 closers now.

    I’m being chased by 2 teams in Wins, they are 4 wins back each, and 1 team in K’s, he is 42 ks back and has 10 starts for the week.

    This is standard roto 5×5, start 9 pitchers. The 4 below I’m starting nomatter what;
    Paddack (vChC)
    Castillo (@Az)
    Bieber (@LAA, vMin)
    Max (vAtl)

    Now, the only other starters on my roster are Pineda (suspended), the 2 Germans Marquez (hurt), and Domingo (bullpen), and Cueto (vPit, vMia).
    My closers are;
    Yates ([email protected], 4vChC)
    Giles (3vBos, 3vNyY)
    Leclerc (3vTB, 3vOak)
    Kennedy ([email protected], 3vHou)
    Jimenez (3vNyY, 3vBal)
    Magill (3vChW, 3vCin)

    Would you go with 5 closers for the week (which 5), or plug in a risky Cueto with 4 closers?

  66. Gotime says:
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    Anyone hear anything about German losing his spot (was supposed to be @ Det)?
    I’m stuck with German, Maeda or Lucchesi @ Coors for 1 last pitching spot – H2H playoffs (Wins and QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo was moved to bullpen, but he should bulk vs. Tigers so it’s not bad…Or go Maeda

  67. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Streamonator has an absolute rager for Renaldo Lopez vs. KC (Sparkman).

    Am I rightly a bit skeptical?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Lopez can have a 1 1/3 IP, 7 ER at any moment

  68. lwomack58 says:
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    Looks like Kepler might be out for the next few days. Might need to pickup a bat-choices
    Fowler @ Colo & Mil
    Dickerson vs Atl & Bos
    Pillar vs Pit & Mia
    A. Garcia @ Tex & @ LAA

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  69. Smitty says:
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    Trying to dope out a couple of roster moves since Hiura’s injury and Hoskins’ tank job.
    #1 – Need a 2B: Odor, I. Diaz, Dubon, Berti or France?
    #2 – Need an OF: R. Tapia, K. Tucker, Rojas, Mercado or Bader?
    Tapia 6 @ home, Rojas in 2 hole, Tuck faces 3 LHP, Berti part-timer?
    Looking for solid production, no specific needs except your ‘pert opinion
    Thanks brotha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

      2. Tapia

      • Smitty says:
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        Thanks brother-man – love our league, started in 1984

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, very cool… You’re an OG!

          • Smitty says:
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            League winner gets to hang “the Plaque” on his wall (with fresh engraving) for a year. OG’s Rule!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, that’s so cool

  70. ebola24 says:
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    Are you streaming Keller @ SF (Cueto) tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  71. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Please rank – Pollock; Tucker; Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock, Eaton

  72. ty says:
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    Good early afternoon good sir. Can you let me know if you would make any changes. This is a 5×5 roto league. Just need to maintain to stay in 1st

    C. Realmuto ATL BOS

    1B Freeman @PH [email protected]

    2B McMahaon STL SD

    SS Edman @COL MIL

    OF Alvarez OAK @KC

    OF Jimenez KC @SEA

    OF Reynolds @SF @CHC

    DH Pham @TEX @LAA

    Bench Polanco, Cruz WAS @CLE, Calhoun TB OAK
    Cruz is banged up a little

    P Cole @KC
    K Hendricks @SD PIT
    Wheeler ARI LAD
    Rogers WAS @CLE
    L. Hendricks @[email protected]

    Bench Civale MIN, Minor OAK, Soroka @WAS

    • Ty Inez says:
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      Crap, I also have K.Seager CIN CHW, JDD ARI,LAD on my bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go by 7 games vs. 6 for hitters, no idea who on your bench has 7

      You have only 3 starters spots? Seems fine if so

      • Ty says:
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        Thanks man. Yeah, any 5 pitchers. Doesn’t have to be a starter. We have innings requirements tho. The only guy on my bench that has 7 days is JDD but like you said he’s on a strong side of a platoon facing 3 righties and 4 lefty’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. Kingslayer says:
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    Is Lourdes Gurriel coming back this week? It’s unfortunate the Jays don’t play until Tuesday because his would-be replacements in my fantasy roster will lock on Monday…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Supposedly he is

      • Kingslayer says:
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        Would you be confident enough starting him over Abraham Toro…. It’s the world series week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, it’s worth that risk

  74. Drew says:
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    Is Hoerner a must add in a 16-team OPS keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  75. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey,

    10 Team 5×5 Category

    Need to replace Moose for this week (Championship week). Options on wire are:

    K. Wong, R. Cano, N. Solak, H. Alberto and A Frazier?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  76. zombie says:
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    Kyle Tucker (4vs.Oak, [email protected]) & JD Davis (4vs.ARI, 3vs.LAD – then @ COL!) playing time has me quite vexed. Both BIG contributes when allowed to swing the bat; and have helped me to the Finals (2 weeks) of a 12 team H2H league (due in no small part to your guidance). Limited move league and have about 5 more moves than my competition. Thinking of swapping either or both for a dropped Khris Davis ([email protected], [email protected]) and/or I was surprised to see Matt Carp turning things around lately (with [email protected], 3vs.MIL). & if a chosen gamble does not pay off, would likely replace either with Muncy off of the IL this weekend. Do any combo of those swaps seem worthwhile? Thanks again and again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD for Carp

  77. Sam says:
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    this week for a bench bat: garver, Myers, or laureano?
    I have will Smith as my primary catcher (1 catcher league). Head to head

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  78. 183414 says:
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    Grey,
    I’m actually in a fight for the NFBC OLC.
    3 weeks is a long time. My ratios and k’s are pretty awesome. Though wins have moved up considerably, I’m hovering around 1900 pts. Corbin, who has been consistent, if not great,
    visits Minn., not a favorable start. My option is Mitch Keller, who apparently is lined up for
    a tough 2 step, @Wrigley and @S.F. (hello Cueto). Tough call, and thought I was leaning to Keller, but having 2nd thought.
    Would like your take. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would not mess with Keller… good luck on the OLC!

      • 183414 says:
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        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  79. DLev45 says:
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    5×5 H2H playoffs – W/SV/K/ERA/WHIP

    I assume Ed-Rod has to be a sit today v. NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • DLev45 says:
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      Also, would you go with Polanco or Didi as the fill-in at SS for Baez over the next week?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Didi

  80. jaybo903 says:
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    H2H Standard 5×5 League.

    In a tight battle with ERA but winning (2.8 – 3.4), losing whip (1.24 – 0.95), up 5 in K’s, and losing by 1 in W’s; bottom line tight. Offense not playing well, so eventually need to stream some guys this week to win K’s and W’s and hopefully maintain lead in ERA in the process. He has two more pitchers left than I do. This is obviously a tall order and can wait till later in the week to stream a bunch of guys at once (Max 9 left), but any you see in the next few days to go after? Just don’t wanna give up my ERA lead prematurely and hand it to him.

    Available in my league according to streamonator:

    Today (stretches probably a no-go)

    Quantrill (CHC) (looks like he could end my season)
    Sandoval (CLE) (same here)

    Tomorrow

    Ivan Nova (v. KC)
    Mitch Keller (@SF)
    Jose Suarez (CLE)
    Chase Anderson (@MIA)
    Elieser Hernandez (MIL)

    Assuming, these are slim to none, will go with Reynaldo and Framber on Wednesday (over Pablo).

    Thanks and sorry for the longer message.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber’s out of the bullpen, so risky at best… I don’t mind Nova, but also a little risky…

  81. toolshed says:
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    Bob melvin said that luzardo is going to work in relief. He feels his starters are doing well now and they have a 6 man rotation. I’ve stashed this guy all year for this. Some of those guys in the rotation are pitching way above what they should be doing (Roark and bassit).Fip is 1 -1.50 above their era. Brett Andersen isn’t doing that great btw and he is sticking in the rotation. He has a 4.5 era and stuck out 14 guys over his last 28 innings.

    • toolshed says:
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      Fiers fip is 1.75 above is era

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks, but not entirely unpredictable

      • toolshed says:
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        Based on my pitching, luzardo’s upside was worth the stash. I hope at least one of those journeymen gets shelled soon. Luzardo is stretched out and ready to go.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For sure, always worth upside stash

  82. Gary C says:
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    10 Team H2H points
    Final week of playoffs, have a lead so do not need to take risks, just want solid performance

    1) 3B
    Castro vs Milw (4), @SF (3) Can hot streak continue?
    Kingery vs Atl (4), vs Bos (2) (faces 3 LHP)

    2) Util and OF (please rank top 3)

    Kingery if not used at 3B above vs Atl (4), vs Bos (2) (faces 3 LHP)
    Eloy vs KC (3), @Sea (3)
    Daniel Murphy vs Stl (3), vs SD (3) All at home!
    Corey Dickerson vs Atl (4), vs Bos (2) (faces 3 LHP)
    Senzel @Sea (3), @ Ariz (3)

    3) Using Bauer and Wheeler (both 2 starts this week), please pray for me

    Thanks

    • Gary C says:
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      Add to #1 for 3B…Wil Myers is also available vs ChiC (4), @Colo (3)

      So choose between Castro, Kingery or Myers

      Also want to thank you for all the advice this season!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Castro, Kingery, Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Castro

      2. Kingery, Murphy, Eloy

      3. Pray for me too

      • Gary C says:
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        Just saw that Kingery not starting tonight, that gives him only 5 games this week…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That hurts his value

  83. here comes the pizza says:
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    We trusting Pablo Lopez this week v. MIL? SoN has it at 12.9. Trying to grab at least one streamer now as my opponent was quick to grab some of the better options.

    • here comes the pizza says:
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      And caleb smith v. MIL the following day? Surprised to see SoN so high on both of them.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Marlins starters at home are good starts… Yelich and most Brewers bats aren’t great on road

        • here comes the pizza says:
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          Makes sense. Thanks as always!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, seems fine

  84. Brenton says:
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    Pick two for this week: Anthony Santander (LAD, @DET), Willie Calhoun (TB, OAK), Yasiel Puig (@LAA, MINN), Tommy Edman (@COL, MIL).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edman, Calhoun

  85. Brenton says:
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    Pick two for this week: Robbie Ray @NYM, Chris Paddack VS CHC, Sean Manaea @TEX, Jose Berrios VS WSH/@CLE, Reynaldo Lopez VS KC.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack, Manaea

  86. baby seal says:
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    Grey,

    The cute and cuddly baby seals are in the semifinals!! Great writeup as usual, my handsome mustached friend.

    Yelich w/ 3 steals was uuuuuge. I won all 5 pitching cats + steals. My opponent was hot af going into the playoffs, so was a nice win! Gave up on Runs pretty quickly when his team just kept going off. Now I go against the 1 seed—that guy I told you who was having a “charmed season” w/ all those “nice” pitchers… :-/. But no one can stop the seals, I tell ya!

    Already grabbed McMahon per our convo last week. What does a baby seal do w/ a f***ing dying Moose?!? Apparently, he’s having trouble holding a bat, which I hear is important to hitting a baseball. Close to dropping his ass. Sano is DTD, as my fantasy team tries to emulate the Yankees and have all their backups go down.

    Cool that I dropped Castro, right? *wipes sweat from brow*
    How do u order Cano, Castro, Solak?? I went McMahon since he’s in Coors this week and has nice position eli.

    I had picked up Wick, but seeing I should get more SVs than my opponent, thinking I can drop him for a starter. You’re fine w/ that right?? I have Hand, CMART, Workman vs his Rogers and Lugo.

    *Main question here, haha, sorry for rambling!* So I want Alcantara @ SF start obviously, but that’s on Fri. For tomorrow, I can try Wheeler vs ARI (no one picked him up, lol), or Junis @ CHW. Worth the gamble, or just lock Sandy up? I can try Cease @ SEA later in the week when/if desperate. And Elieser @ SF on Sunday if need too.

    PS dude, totally agree pitching has turned around a bit! I’ve been idly wondering / asking friends, what’re the playoffs going to be like this year w/ the juiced ball? Or do things magically “normalize” in October??? hmmmmmm *hands mic to Manfred*

    PPS: if you Google just “Manfred,” the MLB Commish doesn’t even appear on the 1st page!! LOL
    You get a bunch of academic papers, doctor offices (in Manhattan for me), plus this is the first return: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred. Which is a drama written in 1817. Way to stay relevant, baseball!

    Thanks and talk soon!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You buttering me up real good!

      Seals 4 lyfe!

      Drop Moose — Castro, Solak, Cano

      I’m fine with dropping Wick

      Gamble, go Wheeler

      Haha, yeah, I’m not sure on pitching, but feels that way

      Dude, that drama in 1817 was lit!

      • baby seal says:
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        OK, dropped Moose for Castro and Wick for Wheeler.

        Sadly, gives me one move for ROW. Have Berti, Castro, Sano, McMahon to rotate… wheeeeeeeee. Def the makings of a championship squad! …

        Dropping Castro over Berti over the weekend was dumb. Regret that. Clearly wasn’t really thinking about it too much. Otherwise I’d have 2 moves left for this week!!

        I feel like he’ll win ratios, so needed to try and max the counting stats. Great matchups last week, not so much this week. Cornered myself a bit here unintentionally.

        Let’s see what happens!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

    • baby seal says:
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      Also, Berti may not be an “everyday player,” as Mattingly said.

      Think I need to drop Moose regardless, and especially since I can’t count on Berti. He also drop-worthy for one of the other guys I mentioned above?

      Need to be careful w/ only 4 moves per week and I’ve used 1. About to use second to replace Wick w/ a SP.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d save move with only 4 per week… Depends on how much you *need* a fill-in for Moose and/or Berti

        • baby seal says:
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          yeah, see above, I had already fumbled this a bit, so just have to roll w/ what I got

  87. Bton says:
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    Pick two for this week: Robbie Ray @NYM, Chris Paddack VS CHC, Sean Manaea @TEX, Jose Berrios VS WSH/@CLE, Reynaldo Lopez VS KC.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  88. Dancin Homer says:
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    Looking for a batty call today and need to drop a SP;

    Is Lucchesi worth holding in a 12-team league since he’s up next @ COL or should I drop him?

    thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Appreciate it;

        For tonight only; who you like best (all fairly close on Hittertron):
        Grisham @ MIA
        Thames @ MIA
        Cain @ MIA
        A. Diaz vs. OAK

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None really…I guess Grisham

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            Haha; noted.

            Regardless, thanks again

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  89. 183414 says:
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    I just noticed that I have Civale on the bench. He gets the Twins at home whereas Corbin gets them at Minn. You’d stay w/ Corbin ?

    • 183414 says:
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      Actually, Corbin’s home v. Atl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  90. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP H2H…11 moves left for next 2 weeks

    Current line up:

    C W Smith
    1B Votto
    2B Danny Santana
    SS Lindor
    3B Chapman
    CI Olson
    MI Polanco
    OF JD Martinez
    OF K Davis
    OF Puig
    UTL Encarnacion
    UTL Laureano
    BN Lux
    BN Franmil

    Hold or drop anyone for available bats:

    Newman, Santander, Canha, J Upton, Eloy, Eaton, Kingery, Senzel, Rojas, Castro, Solak, Edman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Edman over Lux so you can play Edman over Polanco in Coors — but is it necessary? Not really

  91. Tones says:
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    Starlin Castro (MIL 4 games, @SF ), Tommy Edman (@COL, MIL), Kolten Wong (@COL, MIL), or Willie Calhoun (TB, OAK)? Pick two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edman and Wong, gotta get those Coors bats

      • Tones says:
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        Thanks! I actually need 3, Would you play Castro over Calhoun?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  92. William Hung says:
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    Rolling out both Paxton and Hendricks to kick of the semifinals. YOLO on Paxton and his -1.1 value while Hendricks with the strong +12.9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully Pax is fine, that start is ugly

      • William Hung says:
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        Ok I’m benching him

        Hopefully it doesn’t turn into the LA start

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully!

          • William Hung says:
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            FML – Paxton coming through big time

            Now watch Hendricks blow chunks @ SD

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I saw, sucks

  93. JP says:
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    Which 2 going ROS?

    W. Calhoun, Andrew Benitendi or Franmil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Calhoun

  94. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey!

    Need some help in the semis (my pitching is good thanks to lots of trades approved by you!). Need top 5:

    Cole @KC
    Scherzer ATL
    Buehler @BAL, maybe @NYM
    Flaherty MIL
    Gallen @NYM, CIN
    Quintana @SD, PIT
    R. Hill @BAL

    My opponent is throwing out a lot of 2-start pitchers. Gallen has been awesome and I may trust him more than Quintana but Quintana has nice matchups.

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No Hill or Buehler

      • LG Baseball says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  95. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    in a H2H pts league, should I trust Anibal’s 2 starts (@MIN; ATL) over Sonny Gray’s one start (@SEA)?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  96. Alex says:
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    Limited moves here in week 2 of playoffs.

    1. Add Voit over Benintendi, Hoskins, or Sano?

    2. Add any of the following?

    Pablo Lopez vs. MIL
    Cease @ SEA
    Kikuchi vs. CHW
    Musgrove @ SF (then would keep for start week vs. SEA)

    3. Instead of SPs, I could do ratio guys because my opponent has some crappy pitching scheduled this week

    Josh James
    Tyler Duffey
    Chad Green
    Will Harris

  97. William Hung says:
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    Castellanos is such a stud – trapper keeper status is close

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