How does Franmil Reyes have such quick hand-eye coordination for a big guy?  Of course, it’s due to his 20/20 over 20/20 vision.  Franmil’s two-upping your vision!  Franmil Reyes isn’t just a big-time power hitter, he’s also the winner of the 1st Annual Kyle Blanks Look-A-Like Pageant.  You might remember Franmil’s now famous answer to the question, “California is going through a world-record drought, what would you do to solve this dilemma if you had one afternoon to spend with your doppelgänger, Kyle Blanks?”  Franmil took his time, then answered, “I’d go to the tallest peak in the Rockies with Mr. Blanks and we’d make snow angels, melting more snowflakes than Fox News and that water would roll into California.  I.e., This is my Fran-friction!”  I lifted myself from my Furby beanbag and cheered in my man cave.  Bless you, Franmil!  Bless you, child!  Also bless his power.  His batting average will come down some with a larger sample size, but there is no larger sample size than this 7-foot, 450-pound behemoth when it comes to dongs.  Sounded better in my head!  If you need power, I’d grab Franmil in all leagues.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Tucker Barnhart – Not to be confused with Tucker Barnhard, who was a character in the recently banned film, “A Sheep Named Lovely.”

Luke Voit – Already gave you my Luke Voit fantasy.  It was written while being surprised by the twist ending to A Sheep Named Lovely.  “That was his wife in sheep’s clothing the whole time?  Wow!  Did not see that, uh, coming.”

Matt Davidson – To answer your sweet, dimpled face before you ask, Trey Mancini was owned in more than 50% of leagues, which why he’s not listed, but instead mentioned in Davidson’s blurb.  Any hoo!  Davidson has 20 homers on the year and is hitting .279 in the 2nd half.  What’s that, he’s been better than Eric Hosmer?  Please, don’t make Hosmer’s owners cry.

Ryan O’Hearn – He has 4 homers in the last ten games, hitting .364 in the last week.  Hot schmotato?  Yeah, you O’Hearn right!

Hunter Dozier – You in March, “Pretty happy about Greg Bird and Jose Abreu as my corner men.  Think I should coast to a H2H championship like nerds coasted to hot chicks in 80’s movies.”  You now, “Deciding between Dozier or O’Hearn?  I’m such a non-80’s movie nerd!”

Joey Wendle – Because you like when I bring out a tool in a non-sexual way, on our 30-day Player Rater, Wendle has been better than Jose Ramirez.  Zoinks!

Jonathan Villar – Oh, and on that same 30-day Player Rater, Villar has been the best 2nd baseman in the last month.  Yup.

Brandon Lowe – Podcaster Ralph and I went over Lowe in our last podcast.  He has a very interesting way of pronouncing his name.  It’s reee-ölf.  Lowe has an interesting pronunciation too.

Adam Frazier – Did you know his prison nickname is, AdaM’Eff’r…?  Interesting trivia, that’s what that is.  Also, he’s been AdaM’Eff’r…hot schmotato!

Niko Goodrum – Is it just me or do you pick up Goodrum from waivers and swirl your hand like you’re holding a snifter?

Adalberto Mondesi – Shocked how few leagues Mondesi is owned in.  Shocked, I tell ya!  Dude disowns his father and can’t find any love from strangers?  Open your arms, faithfully.

Yairo Munoz – The Cardinals can make a mountain of fantasy value out of a molehill on the backside of Wong, and Munoz just seems like the latest example.

Luis Urias – He’s not yet clicking like Golden State.  If you know you know, Pusha T.  He is an easy .290 hitter though, when luck neutralizes.

Billy McKinney – Almost made McKinney my lede this week, but Franmil makes me giggle due to how far one of his dongs goes — still sounds better in my head — but McKinney is a guy I have picked up and own in multiple leagues.  The Jays are trying him in the leadoff spot, and he walks a decent amount, so that might stick.  He also has some power (16 HRs in 76 games in Triple-A).  I’m intrigued, y’all!

Hunter Renfroe – Speaking of power like a speaking dog would say Renfroe, here’s another guy with power.  By the way, I already debunked this, but I will continue to propagate this lie.  The Padres hitters get hot in the 2nd half and this year is no different (it’s no different because it’s a fallacy and Padres hitters don’t get hot in the 2nd half).

Roman Quinn – How’s that expression go, even a broken clock is right twice a day?  Quinn hitting leadoff is the time Gabe Kapler’s watch is twice a day.  Now let’s just hope Kapler doesn’t bang his watch against a wall, trying to fix it, and the minute hand shifts unintentionally, which would mean Quinn is no longer starting and hitting leadoff.

Jace Fry – Fry’s a Jace for SAGNOF!

David Robertson – Could also be Dellin Betances for saves in en why cee.  By the way, how has no rapper ever named himself MC En Why?  My rap alter ego, B. Fire, nods in appreciation at that rap moniker.

Drew Steckenrider – You know how Braves fans do the tomahawk chop?  When Marlins fans see, “Drew up,” then should mime vomiting.

Matt Shoemaker – This is a Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes to the comment hot line on the side of an alphabet soup can, wondering why it can’t spell, “Friends.”

Trevor Cahill – Also, a Stream-o-Nator call.  “There’s no I in ‘friends?’  You’re making me cry robot tears!  Damn you, Campbell’s!”

SELL

Carlos Correa – In the last two weeks, he’s been a hair less valuable than Alen Hanson.  I will now cackle for 45 minutes.  *sets alarm clock, cackles, alarm goes off* Okay, I’m back.  I needed that.  I own the Google search “Carlos Correa overrated” too, because I was the only one telling you people to avoid him in the preseason.  Yes, you people!  Here’s my favorite line from my preseason Carlos Correa overrated post, “(Correa) looks way less than Machado, who I see being drafted after Correa.” And that’s me quoting me!  Anyone who drafted Correa before Machado this year should need to pay a fine to get into a fantasy league in 2019.  Any hoo!  This is about this year, and I could see dropping Correa like you’re LBJ fudging his resume.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to hold for Coors, but I have little hope for him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, for HRs

  1. AllThePrettyStantons says:
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    AllThePrettyStantons says:
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    Hi Grey, as always I appreciate your help. Can you rank the following for next week’s H2H points league semifinal? Thank you.

    Olson (3 @ BAL; 3 @ TB), Piscotty (3 @ BAL; 3 @ TB), Mancini (3 v OAK; 3 v CWS), Franmil (2 @ SEA, 3 v TEX), Renfroe (2 @ SEA, 3 v TEX)

    And do I start Villar (3 v OAK; 3 v CWS) next week over Dozier (3 @ CIN, 4 @ STL)? Or just hope Dozier has a good week? Villar has literally scored about 30 more points than Dozier in the last 2 weeks, i didn’t realize how cold Dozier’s been.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty, Mancini, Olson — Yes, Villar over Dozier

  2. Cable says:
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    H/H points … Moustakas & Gallo PT has taken a hit thinking they are sells ……thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could see losing them in some instances

  3. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Franmil doesn’t climb trees. He just pulls them down and walks on top of them.

    Franmil sleeps with a night light. Not because Franmil is afraid of the dark, but the dark is afraid of Franmil.

    Franmil can slam a revolving door.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @Fungazi 2.0: Franmil is the only man alive that can get 23 RBI from 25 homers

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, occasionally he’ll homer, get to third, exhausted, and stop for a nap

        • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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          @Grey: lol now it makes sense. I thought they were giving credit for those RBI to Kennys Vargas by accident

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Kennys Vargas just hit his 666th minor league home run and carried the devil around in a baby bjorn

  4. Jt says:
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    C empty
    1b Sano
    2b Albies
    3b Bryant
    Ss Rosario
    If Tim Anderson
    Of Ozuna, benetendi, haniger, Cain
    Util Mejia, moustakas
    Bench Tyler O’Neill, Dahl, lowe, Urias
    DL Abreu

    Sale, Nola, pivetta, Gray, Gonsalves, joe Ross, Osuna, Jeffress, seranthony, knebel, Madson dl bauer

    Need to drop one for Abreu coming back and drop one to pick up a catcher

    I have bye next week so I’ll list the week after matchups
    Dahl @dodgers @arizona
    Mejia vs SF and @LAD same with Urias
    Tyler O’Neill vs SF and @atl
    Lowe @texas @toronto
    Albies vs STL and PHilly
    Sano @detroit @oakland
    Tim Anderson @cleveland and Cubs
    Looks like Gonsalves @det and Ross @miami
    Gray @LAD

    Archer,mccutchen, Lynn on waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knebel, O’Neill

  5. Michael DePinto says:
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    Adding to this morning’s chain, I thought Jack Ryan was very good as well. Nothing ground breaking in the spy vs. terrorist genre but definitely enjoyable.

    It is only 8 episodes so I actually wish it was drawn out a bit more which I never say. Just felt a bit rushed at the end which is why most shows are 10 episodes I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty pumped to watch it, I like Amazon’s shows for most part…They do less than Netflix, but quality feels better… Except 2nd season of Billy Bob’s show, that was a mess

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: agreed on Billy Bob.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, once dude started rocking out the amputee storyline

  6. Robert says:
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    Voit or Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

  7. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league. Rank ROS:

    Adam Frazier, Goodrum, Quinn, McKinney

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goodrum, McKinney, depends on needs tho

      • phennore says:
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        @Grey:

        I need stolen bases.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then Quinn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quinn

  8. rapscallion13 says:
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    Thanks for reaffirming and/or suggesting some of my adds. Just added H Dozier. Been rolling with Villar and Wendle since early August. Mondesi is helping in a very tight steals category. In first right now, but it may come down to wins. Any sneaky adds for that? Might grab Cahill after swearing off of him at least twice this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream for wins, they’re flaky tho

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @rapscallion13:

      Cahill has a 9.36 K/9 and a 2.70 FIP at home. Been excellent at the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. Start with confidence.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, this

  9. Commish Cauda says:
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    Pick up Voit or O’Hearn next week in H2H-Points playoffs?

    Start either over slumping Hoskins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit — I’d start Hoskins tho

  10. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    5×5 roto OBP no AVG league. 5-10 keepers and I’ve got 5 moves left for the rest of the season. I’m in 4th but out of 2nd by one point out of first by 5 points. Close in a lot of categories. OBP and ERA could win me the league if I could get on a run over a couple weeks here… 3 questions for you:

    1. Doolittle activated. Need to drop 1 player.. Probably Heaney, yes? He is well thought of in the league and could be kept at $10 for next year and $13 for year after, but he’s no sure thing and doesn’t look to be helping me win this year. Heaney and other drop candidates projected ROS schedule:
    Heaney: TEX, SEA, @HOU, TEX
    Matz: PHI, MIA, @PHI, @WAS, MIA
    Ryu: @CIN, @STL, SD, @SF
    Pivetta: WAS, NYM, @ATL, @COL

    2. I think I may need to drop someone else to pick up a bench bat… too many DNPs over the past few weeks and I need all the counting stats I can get. A high OBP guy who is playing at least most of the time is preferred. OF eligible also helps… Do I burn a move on any of the following guys and who would you drop? Pivetta? He’s another keeper candidate and he’d probably be added by another team as a flyer to keep, but I’m not sure how much he’s helping this year. Ks are so close too and most of the guys around me are not carrying a bench bat so they’d have an extra start or two on me if I drop a pitcher. My options on the wire: Billy McKinney, Brandon Lowe, Melky Cabrera, Hunter Dozier, Roman Quinn, Kole Calhoun, Reddick, Teoscar, Kyle Tucker, WIllie Calhoun

    3. Austin Romine is my second catcher… Hold the move even though Gary Sanchez is back or burn a move to pick up one of the following? M. Pina, Swihart, T.Flowers, O.Narvaez, W.Castillo, Alfaro

    Always appreciate it… Thanks Grey!

    My roster with salaries and keeper values

    C E.Gattis ($13, x, x)
    C A. Romine ($5, $10, $13)
    1B F. Freeman ($37, $44, $51)
    2B B. Dozier ($22, $27, $33)
    3B M. Carpenter ($13, $16, $20)
    SS T. Story ($10, x, x)
    MI R. Odor ($9, $13, $16)
    CI E. Escobar ($5, $10, $13)
    OF G. Stanton ($29, $35, x)
    OF N. Williams ($5, $10, $13)
    OF C.Bellinger ($31, $38, $45)
    OF D. Gordon ($21, $25, x)
    OF S. Marte ($25, $31, $38)
    DH N. Cruz ($13, $16, $20)

    P J. Verlander ($16, x, x)
    P J. Happ ($7, $11, $14)
    P M. Foltynewicz ($5, $10, $13)
    P N. Pivetta ($5, $10, $13)
    P A. Heaney ($5, $10, $13)
    P W. Smith ($5, $10, $13)
    P S. Greene ($5, $10, $13)
    P J. LeClerc ($5, $10, $13)
    P C. Kimbrel ($25, $31, $37)

    BN H. Ryu ($1, $6, $9)
    BN Z.Godley ($10, $13, $16)
    BN Matz ($1, $6, $9)

    DL S. Doolittle ($10, $13, x)
    DL K. Herrera ($7, $11, $14)
    DL J. Nelson ($1, $6, $9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, Heaney 2. Yeah, Pivetta — Reddick 3. Hold the move

      • Molina bros bbq says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey. Reddick because he’s playing regularly in a good offense right? Looking at his last several weeks he has been pretty bad. Little to no counting stats which amazes me because of the offense he plays in. Is it crazy to take McKinney or Lowe for the upside? Thanks again grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, the lineup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, McKinney isn’t crazy for upside, but it’s upside play vs safer

  11. Rudy says:
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    Grey FML (why did I abbreviate that?!)
    12 tm roto, need obp and rbi. Ok to drop Bader for O’Hearn, Matt Davidson or Mathook?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn you! Bader’s been great, no?

  12. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hey Albright, howzit? Not so delicately, I saw your lead in NL Tout and of course the NFBC. You ok? How’s the ticker?

    About 2 months ago I started negotiating to open another store and I’ve been pretty much underwater since. If any FCLers are here, I apologize for ghosting that league. I think I’m retiring from daily leagues for ever. I still have the love but not the time.

    Should be a great close to the year. The Oaktown Kids had a team come from 35 points down in like 6 weeks. Down by 2 even though at 122 on the season. All comes down to saves and steals in that league.

    NFBC league finish is like watching Iron Man finishers back in the early days of triathalons. People dropping the street, peeing their pants, unable to move.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Also, you’re looking good in the Choo O/U homer bet.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice jinx! Watch him homer twice this weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Though, I feel like I won this bet already since he’s been so awful in the 2nd half… Moral victory?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I can’t even imagine how much crap you’re dealing with… Almost as much as me due to my fantasy league leads shrinking! Be well!

      NFBC is gonna be the death or me if Tout doesn’t kill me first!

  13. Whirlaway says:
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    Grey,

    7×7 h2h league with OBP and SLG…

    1. mancini or hosmer at 1B

    2. who at util? hosmer/mancini, ohtani, o’hearn, renfroe, piscotty, voit?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Mancini 2. Ohtani

  14. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Would u start Marquez at home vs Ariz or R.Lopez at home vs Angeles or both or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, both

  15. Zach says:
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    If you can only pick one, who would it be? F. Pena, DeSclafani.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeSclafani

  16. Ted Williams' Frozen Head says:
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    Gotta figure out who is hitting and who is hitting the pine tonight in my 12T mixed H2H playoff matchup. Standard 10 cat, SB’s look almost locked up at 4-0 but everything else is very much in play. Please choose two for tonight:

    Mallex v. BAL (Bundy)
    Albies @ ARI (Corbin)
    Franmil @ CIN (Desclafani)
    Villar @ TB (Snell)

    Thanks Grey! Happy Weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies, Mallex

  17. Tinman95 says:
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    Drop Boxberger for one of the two?

    Gsellman
    Fry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  18. Citizen5 says:
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    Whose the best SP add for the remainder of the season?
    For QS and Ks

    Junis
    Chen
    Joe Ross
    Boyd
    Giolito
    LeBlanc
    Thanks in advance,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junis, but I’d look at matchups

  19. William Hung says:
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    Are we streaming Archer tonight versus the Marlins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  20. Tinman95 says:
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    Who rides the bench tonight?

    Renfroe @Cin
    Mancini @TB
    Mondesi @Min

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  21. Eric says:
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    Would you drop Shane Greene for Jace Fry? Wouldn’t be relying on either too much, because I already have Leclerc, Treinen and Robertson on that team. Just trying to get my team in order before the playoffs.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  22. Jon says:
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    Keeper league, need to drop someone. Who’s last for 2019? 5×5 scoring

    Lourdes Gurriel, Jed Lowrie, Shin-Soo Choo, Paul DeJong, Tyler O’Neill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes

  23. Turd Ferguson says:
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    I guess Michael Kopech won’t be throwing 107 mph anytime soon. I thought rain was his biggest nemesis?SMDH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, I know, sucks

  24. CJ says:
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    Well one time I don’t follow your lead Tucker is on top of the list and took Hund for PT ros. But the good part was I was low on Mejia and then “about last night” gives me hope if the ride continues. It won’t happen again mi amigo! Lots of advise to many makes you the best in the biz! Sooo one last question hopefully – full dynasty w no dough or years – Do I move Dr. Pepper for high SP? Have Betts Mazara Ozuna Polanco Eloy Robles Puig and others. Only Nola Stras Miko Grey 4 starters. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, No problem — I’d want Pepper for future in dynasty, dude’s a beast

      • CJ says:
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        @Grey: I’m there too but could get a lot right now. As could Eloy (asked you about him and Goldy when he was down for Benny – you said Duh! Glad I did it!) if he hits… SPs are always dangling! Cheers!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  25. Brian says:
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    No comments or questions on the article, I just came to complain again about how C.J. Cron has lost his starting job. We’re supposed to think the Rays are so smart – except they traded their best hitter Dickerson for nothing in the off-season, traded their best remaining hitter Ramos for nothing in July, and then benched their best remaining hitter Cron in August. If they had those three guys in the lineup, they’d be in contention for the wild card.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think the Rays being a great run team is overblown… Look at how many titles they’ve won (competed for)

  26. Wilson says:
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    Shoemaker or Cahill (or none) this week if I need QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill at home, Shoemaker otherwise… Guys gotta list matchups at this point in season

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Yes, Cahill vs TEX , Shoemaker @CWS
        Their record didn’t show many > 6 innings .. and I need QS, so would like to know your buy recommend for QS.
        Cahill or Shoemaker or if I need QS? Thanks

        • Wilson says:
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          Hi Grey
          Would like to know your opinion about Cahill (VS TEX) or Shoemaker (@CWS) or none?
          i need QS but don’t want to waste start GS if they seems not to pitch over 6 innings..

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Cahill for QS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cahill

  27. Danny Almonte says:
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    I have T.White and Morales, should i drop one for Ohtani, Mejia, or Franmil? We count Ks and BBs so not sure about Fran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both, Ohtani and Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They all K from those guys so not sure that factors in much, plus it’s upside UTIL gambles, no?

  28. TheConsigliere says:
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    12 team, head to head, points league, weekly lock.

    Can you rank the following pitchers for next week only?

    Flaherty – 1 start (LAD)
    Wade LeBlanc – 2 starts (SD, @LAA)
    Mike Minor – 2 starts (@LAA, @SD)
    Jakob Junis – 2 starts (CWS, MIN)
    Dereck Rodriguez – 2 starts (ATL, COL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dereck, Junis, LeBlanc

  29. Gotime says:
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    No questions for now as my team is in vacation mode until H2H semis in a week or so, but this Kopech thing. Am I out of line or did the White Sox completely screw this up? He pitches, let’s up 3 homers in less than an inning in a meaningless game, you’re trying to showcase your new toy for the fans, but after the second homer I’m sure the fans tuned out and moved on. Do you not just pull him and try him out another day? He probably tore the ucl during that awful inning, and naturally he wanted to pitch through it. I don’t know… end of rant, and I don’t even own him fwiw
    But enjoy your weekend Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, tbh… Maybe, but nowadays all pitchers seem to need TJS except for a chosen few, so at least he gets it out of the way! You too!

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: I hedged my comment with the “for now”, so a question…Do you use one of your 8 moves ROS to add Ohtani as a util bat in a H2H weekly? Have Bellinger Rizzo Freeman Manny Trout Stanton Beni Springer and Torres going.. bench Eddie Rosario and Torres.. you see him starting over these guys or meh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, but more bc what happens if Angels say he’s going for surgery tomorrow

          • Gotime says:
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            @Grey: Ah gotcha, missed that piece of news thanks again (which is why we Razzball folks!)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: yeah i have him in one dynasty where i don’t think his innings this year actually make him start his 1/3 year clock (i traded a very expensive kershaw for freeman (good price, might not even go up that much next year) + hand (since dropped when he went to CLE and it looked like saves fell off, saves only league) + kopech in year 0 for $1), even if it does i’ll have his year 3 for a buck at worst. this is better than if it was say 2-3 years later when his price would be much much higher, i love how in his case no injury was actually mentioned. if this happened at NYM or LAA he’d have pitched till probably at LEAST july 2019 before this was announced.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, totally on LAA and NYM

  30. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Need to activate Stripling — drop Buehler? His next two starts are @Col and @ StL; and then will he still be pitching? Or do you think Stripling will be “starting ” 3,4 inning performances and thus worthless? Should I drop both?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Norm Ginsberg: i’d wait and see, buehler might be the bench at LAD but if he isn’t stripling is in bullpen probably. stripling would be doing likely less innings i’d guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Stripling might only go 4 IP, but I’d wait to see that before dropping him… can lose Buehler tho

  31. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    gotta drop hedges now probably. all these leagues have OBP over AVG and/or OPS or total bases

    1. suzuki (up to playing 2/3 of the time, better than the half earlier in year), lucroy (probably plays the most out of these), plawecki, garver, jansen (but man he’s getting BN a LOT lately), hundley. 7 day rater says garver or hundley or mallrats creator (14 teamer)

    2. can’t make this move till monday (4 moves a week), but i’m making playoffs for sure: same guys as in 1, but add ward (and TRON 7 day REALLY says ward, plus he’s easy answer for actually playing every day) (16 teamer)

    3. plawecki, hundley or uh oh (but uh oh now sits against lefties and about half for the time for a non catcher falafel man), mallrats creator (20 teamer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1&2. Suzuki 3 Chirinos

  32. William Hung says:
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    prayer octagon for Gregory Polanco – he’s been killing for me all week! Based on what I saw, I’d be surprised if we see him again before next week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened? Away from computer

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @William Hung: brocktune is in trouble, that’s probably at least a week. good video too

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Easy week

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Might be season, wouldn’t shock me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @William Hung: it’s also his shoulder, line that he’s out full year just went up to probably -150 (60% chance he’s out all year now for me). at least i now only have him in dynasties (2, used to be 3, i dropped him at his worst value this year, when he was being benched 3 out 4 for a short time). e.rosario did come back today (the 1st guy that COULD’VE ended up being one of these “out all year but with no DL’s and no useful info to let you know that” guys)

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: confirmed. odd it’s his knee here, that sure looked like an ankle issue from the video, clearly the momentum carried up to the knee i guess though. he ends his best season ever with not too much over an .800 OPS (seemed like more till i saw it). of course he was “in the best shape of his life” and was running around on some sort of obstacle coursey-type devices in training camp. if it works for making us smile at rodents we keep in cages mere feet from our children’s beds why not brocktune too right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  33. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    brinson is starting to look like his prospect status finally. i think a-roid took till his 5th or 4th call up too. not just singles now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, was looking at Brinson

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Grey: still have him in 2 dynasties (20 and 16 teamers). but next year when eloy is up there will be a squeeze in the 20.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  34. Chris says:
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    Got wade davis, betances, leclerc and boxberger for closers. Need to activate doolittle. Who should I drop? Boxberger?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Chris: probably betances, they split the chances at NYY. honestly if you can just wait till doolittle is back closing though.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: i’m assuming it’s saves only, betances WILL get holds or saves so he’d not be a drop if those settings.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I do agree wait until Doolittle’s saved a game first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Box

  35. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    rowdy WILL be added tonight in AL only, 3 good days in a row now. i don’t think i have a drop though, AM making playoffs, but i won’t compete right now with the top 2 teams, with correa and having wasted early pick on swiggy. OBP over AVG, total bases added.
    C ward
    1B alonso
    2B whit
    SS correa
    3B mostsuckass
    MI lowrie (2B/3B)
    CI devers (maybe it’s him, now only starting 1 out of 3 possible games, maybe it’s on purpose to only play him half the time)
    OF (4) grichuk, brantley, allen, mancini (1B)
    util (1) villar (2B/SS/OF)
    BN fletcher (2B/SS/3B)
    so i’d guess if any drop for rowdy it’s fletcher or devers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess Devers

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: i’m seeing in two other spots, that this isn’t a short term thing with devers, some BOS area sites saying it’s a full split with him and nunez now, and RR has devers as the BN guy. BOS being the team they are right now is worst case scenario for him for this season. many other teams he’s still starting every day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense, he hasn’t done anything

  36. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    this is a keep 3 at previous season’s ADP prices, and devers isn’t doing close to what he’ll cost in that. i’m guessing some mix of these would be the keeper, villar (super cheap), whit (not super but worth it), correa (probably not at 1st rounder, plus i might be able to trade a 2nd for stanton, and keep him in 1st), brantley (cheap), and maybe these: morton, heaney, happ, skaggs (if healthy), j.luzardo (last rounder, but if he continues to destroy all minors, i think he’s arguably the best SP IN AAA according to ralph, even if he doesn’t start next year up worth it)
    devers would be a 5th rounder in this league next year

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: brantley (13th), morton (9th), happ (13th), skaggs (22nd, or last depending on how many we have), whit (4th), villar (10th)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Skaggs — bleh — But some of those other guys might be okay… Old keepers for most part tho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Luzardo looks tasty

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: yeah would prefer younger, but correa hard to say he’s worth a 1st rounder anymore, before this year it was just the lack of steals, he was still elite in OBP/total bases HR for a SS, counting stats etc, now he’s just yuck. he’s probably playing hurt but not like he was good (for him) earlier in year either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not for next year at least

  37. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    i missed that part, even if/when otani DOES get TJ he’d play ALL next year as the DH? interesting. and awesome. this is even MORE reason he’ll likely get this done (if it was MUCH more of a reason he’s a stupid person)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hope so!

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        @Grey: rotoworld had this exact idea posted, i would’ve had no idea this what would happen post TJ. i don’t care in dynasties though, except yahoo, where next year he’ll take up 2 BN spots if he doesn’t pitch but DOES hit. unless say they fix it to the idea thatsince he WON’T pitch but apparently COULD hit he’s ONLY a hitter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Knowing The Sciosciapath he’ll put him in the outfield so he can throw

  38. NickinIthaca says:
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    Hey Grey! Thanks for the gre(y)at advice throughout the season….

    It’s my championship week in H2H – I have one more pitcher pickup (we’re limited to two per week in playoffs), and I’ve already grabbed Shoemaker as per your SoN recommendation. What are your thoughts about Hill (@COL on Sunday, now)? He’s been worth a decent amount against them so far this year from the looks of it, but Story also just teed off for three bombs.

    I’m trying to be proactive with my pickups – I kid you not, the guy I’m facing off against has paid an average of $300 in transaction fees over the last 3 seasons….

    Thanks as always, and best of luck down the home stretch to all razzballers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @COL? No way

  39. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord!!!! Wadup mustache. The sinner has been awesome so far this season, hope you’re watching! Playoff time baby. I’m the 1 seed in both my leagues! Llllllets gooo!!

    1) pick 2 in order
    Matt Davidson [email protected], [email protected]
    Conforto 4vsMIA, [email protected]
    Smoak [email protected], [email protected]
    AssDribble Cabrera 3vsWash, 3vsMIA
    Amed Rosario 4vsMIA, [email protected]BOS

    2) pick 2 (really need a W)
    Bumgarner vs COL
    Keuchel vs ARI
    Price vs TOR
    Leake vs SD

  40. Mr. A Knife says:
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    schebler and his elves heating up again. 14 team OBP over AVG with hits and OPS added.
    C hedges (replacing shortly)
    1B rizzo
    2B whit
    SS machado
    3B chapman
    OF (3) rosario, yelich, puig
    util (2) franmil, odor
    BN frazier (PIT 2B/OF), mancini (1B)
    got a drop here or no?

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @Mr. A Knife: mancini also OF of course

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  41. seanjohn says:
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    Hey Grey, was wondering if you can man the helm on my team through Sunday? Ulcer is flaring up. I can dm login info if needed. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have ulcer juices flowing too!

  42. Tee Not Air Jags says:
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    16 teamer, gotta drop somebody for morton, back off DL. holds and QS added league

    SP: thor, corbin, ryu, wood, suarez, gibson, duke newcomb, valdez
    RP: room for 7 i tend to have 8, half holds, half saves: romo, alexander, bradley, boxy, raise the church, kela
    DL morton
    NA (1) luzardo
    gibson’s ROS schedule vs NYY, @ KC (SON loves this one), @ OAK, vs WSOX. to 2 good, 2 not as good
    suarez’s ROS: vs ATL, @ SD, @ STL, vs LAD (so 3 good, one bad, due to either SD or being at home).
    suarez of course was REALLY bad for about a month, but outside of @COL and @ CIN he’s been quite good in 3 out of his last 5, and at home. gibson alternates pretty good and not AS good, but usually never complete blowups. he also occasionally does stuff like do VERY well in BAD matchups (@ CLE’s, @ BOS and such) which we would’ve benched him for. valdez appears to NOT be losing his job with morton back (JJ is)

    • Tee Not Air Jags says:
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      @Tee Not Air Jags: h2h league, so the volume is useful. and in RP i meant room for 7 i tend to have 6, with 7 or 8 SP and 1 BN hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Suarez

  43. Tee Not Air Jags says:
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    more “who do i drop now for morton”. 14 team with QS h2h: matz, V2, pivetta, ryu, wood, valdez, heaney, wheeler
    DL morton.

    V2 ‘s next 2: 6.1 @ mess and 22.1 vs MIA
    matz 23.3 vs MIA, @ PHI 1.7.
    valdez @ DET 4.8, vs ARI 9.2

    or could just let morton sit and his .3 @ BOS let all these others take their starts, then dump one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d let others take their starts and Morton sit for now

  44. Wilson says:
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    Pick two to bench today
    White @BOS (Rodriguez)
    Mancini @TB (Castillo)
    Zimm vs CHC (Garcia, Hamels)
    Eaton vs CHC (Garcia, Hamels)
    Robles vs CHC (Garcia, Hamels)
    A Frazier vs MIA (Chen)

    Need OBP and RBI to win this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      White, Frazier

  45. larry womack says:
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    Tough question-What to do with Chris Sale-reports are stating that he will go 2 innings on Tuesday and than an inning more every five days. Is that enough to burn a roster spot during Yahoo roto playoffs.

    Thanks and enjoyed your day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, can lose him — you too!

  46. Wally Pipp says:
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    I dont even know what position half these guys play lol. Maybe put the position next to the name? Im lazy! Luis Urias? SP or second base? ( shrugging emoji)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You could click on any player in any post on the site and go to their player page

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Wally Pipp: best comment in a while hehe.

  47. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP h2h 11 moves left (most in league)

    1) Starter for 1st half of week:

    Matz MIA
    Effflin MIA
    Musgrove @STL
    Velasquez MIA
    Keller CHW
    M Gonzalez SD
    Giolito @KC
    Lucchesi @SEA
    Minor @LAA

    2) C Grandal 1B Hoskins 2B Carpenter 3B Suarez SS Correa OF Betts OF Acuna OF Bellinger UTL Haniger BN Albies

    Hold Albies – [email protected], 3WAS (Holland, Suarez, D Rodriguez, Scherzer, Roark, Fedde)

    or drop for:

    Ozuna – 3PIT, 4 LAD (Musgrove, Archer, Taillon, Wood, Ryu, Buehler, Hill)
    Ohtani – 3TEX, 4SEA (Minor, Colon, Gallardo, Felix, Paxton, Erasmo, Gonzalez)
    Pham – 3CLE, 3OAK (Kluber, Carrasco, Bieber, Jackson, Cahill, Mengden)
    Andujar – [email protected], 3TOR (Odorizzi, Gonsalves, May, Sanchez, Foley, Ponnone/Stroman)
    Mazara – [email protected], [email protected] (Heaney, Pena, Barria, Kennedy, Erlin, Nix)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Matz 2. Hold Albies

  48. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    My upcoming playoff opponent has Hand, Strop, Hicks and Trivino as his RPs. I currently have Osuna, Leclerc and Allen. Saves and holds are separate categories. Sociopath bypassed a rested Parker last night so my idea of adding him due to 7 games next week (Texas and Seattle at home) is a gamble. Fry also just became available. Drew S is there but ratios matter. Marlins play the Mets and Phillies next week.

    1. Would you add either of these guys? My drop would be

    A. Allen……punting holds although he can win that category by himself some weeks.
    B. Zimmerman…..bench bat behind C Santana on most nights but I could play them both on Monday as I have several guys off that night. So I would lose his ABs on Monday.
    C. Hold

    2. You gave us all solid advice a few weeks back when reminding us to not project starters too far in advance as rotations change daily. Wood now starting on Monday, Max had an extra day last week, CC went from two starts to one etc etc. Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, I’d hold 2. Yup!

  49. Mike says:
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    If you just dropped Elvis Andrus for Jean Segura (adding BA and SB) – do you now drop DJ LeMahieu for Brian Dozier (to get HR)?

    I am not sure why they are on the wire – and not claimed – but I am in second and trying to win this league.

    I figure that Segura and DJ give me most of the same thing (runs and BA) – but not enough pop.

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier’s been awful for practically whole season, would forget him

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. Whirlaway says:
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    hey Grey. best 3 for saves?

    box
    seranthony
    fry
    britton
    soria
    alvarado
    hildenberger
    b. paker
    gsellman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Box, Dominguez, Fry

  51. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    A question which earlier in the year I thought I would never be asking: Start Berrios at home vs the Royals? It’s the one team he’s been uniformly great against this year–but that was early. SON’s creaming over it, but Berrios’s second half has been frighteningly bad. He seems done. I’m in a tight battle ratios/wins wise, just trying to hang onto second place. Give JB this one last shot to sink or swim? What are your thoughts?

    Thanks very much!

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: PS: What do I do with Freddie Freeman? Use him as a door stop? Paper weight? Albatross?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Light a fire under his ass?

        • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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          @Grey: You know how they call Eric Bledsoe Mini LeBron? I’m gonna start calling Freddie “Lil’ Markakis.” We’ll see if that shames him into excellence.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That’s good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! I think you have to start Berrios vs. Royals, then cut him if he’s not good

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, that’s how I was leaning. He’s got Royals on the road next too, so whatever happens today, more of the same will probably follow next time. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course, hope it works!

  52. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick one for 2B
    Goodrum, Lowe,McNeil,Flores need rbi and avg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goodrum

  53. Jeffrey Gilden says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Looking for a little all around help to get me through week 2 of the second round of the playoffs. How would you rank these guys: Kipnis, A Frazier, M Davidson, O’Hearn for what they can do this coming week? I’d likely play him in a utility spot, so position doesn’t really matter.

    Also, I’m holding Matt Olson. Is he droppable? And what would you do with Bieber and Pivetta? Worth holding them / starting them?

    Thanks, as always,
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis, Davidson — Can drop Olson… I’m starting Bieber and Pivetta if their matchups are good, which I think they are

      • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, that’s great. You’ve been a huge help all year. Much appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. Cohen says:
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    Grey, two more questions, desperate to hold on to first place, needs avg and rbi
    White or Zimm for c/i
    And
    This is my of and util
    Stanton
    Springer
    Acuna
    Dahl
    Brinson
    Laureano-util
    Would u drop any of those guysfor
    Davidson
    Choi
    Canderlario
    Grichuk
    Ervin
    Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm…I’d prolly hold on waivers

  55. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Thanks for earlier advice. Gonna hold and hope Allen does not blow up.

    Have more pennies for you! Myers just dropped. He has been garbage but his position flexibility and random steals makes me think he could be a better option than Zimm next week. Close I imagine. Preference?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, sure, but I’d want Zimm if playing

  56. Cohen says:
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    Grey, a couple more streamer questions
    Which streamer would u start first
    Shoe at Wsox
    Nova vs Mia at home
    Elfin at Mets
    Also can u pick top 4 streamers
    Mahle vs SD at home
    Fulmer vs Stl at home
    CC at Sea
    Littel vs KC at home
    Velasquez at Mets
    R.Lopez vs LAA at home
    Vargas vs Mia at home
    Musgrove at Stl
    Marquez vs Ari at home
    Urena at Mets
    Bieber at Tamp
    Pivetta vs Wash at home
    Suarez vs Atl at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

      Lopez, Musgrove, Bieber, Suarez…Ton of good ones here tho

  57. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a redraft 5×5 roto league, are you dropping Brian dozier for one or more (so I know how to set backup waivers) of these guys for the final stretch run?

    Camargo, semien, laureano

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not dropping a guy in Coors, so it’s why I didn’t put Dozier in this week’s Sell, but he’s pretty much done after this Coors trip — Camargo, Semien and Laureano that order, all better after Coors

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: dozier is SOOOO a guy SF will overpay for next year. attempt to sell their fan base how good he is (was for years). they are the TEX of washed up hitters (TEX is this for pitchers, cheaping out even though they have a HUGE budget). honestly dozier shouldn’t be as washed up as ANY of TEX’s FA pitchers, but it’ll be similar. dozier shouldn’t yet be as washed up as longo/mcclutchin’ either but it’s possible. OOHHHH, OR the mess, one of those next year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Great call! Totally!

  58. The Great Knoche says:
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    Holy Shit! Joey Votto is alive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  59. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Which 5 pitchers do you like based on matchups for next week?

    Jon Gray Vs. Ari
    D-Rod (2 starts) Vs. Atl, Vs. Col
    Ryu (2 starts) @Cin, @Stl
    Junis (2 starts) Vs. Cws, Vs. Min
    Marquez (2 starts) Vs. Ari, @SF
    Musgrove (2 starts) @Stl, @Mil
    Newcomb (2 starts) @SF, Vs. Wsh
    Ed-Rod Vs. Tor
    Gausman Vs. Wsh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dereck, Ed-Rod, Gausman, Junis, German

  60. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    And just like that, my ill-advised Yarbrough experiment ends almost before it begins. A reminder that there’s no shortcuts to victory. Yuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, any time I try to get cute it blows up on me. I still have Shoe and Berrios going, but basically I screwed my ratios unnecessarily w/Yarbrough. I really wish I had both sides of the KC/Min game though. Minnesota’s offense blows. They can’t get a hit off of Lopez? C’mon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, wish I would’ve went in on Lopez too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just looked at the line…You tried to one-up the opener, damn

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Haha. Desperation has made me fearless.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: And somehow I got the win!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  61. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Suffered 2 injuries to my team as I head into my bye week – Gregory Polanco really hurts since he was en fuego. I was really looking forward to seeing both Polanco and Kopech help me with my playoff run, now I gotta figure out how to fill those holes.

    For tomorrow, are you starting Heaney @ Pale Hose?

    • William Hung says:
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      Mahle v. SD is also available

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Can’t do Mahle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Heaney

  62. William Hung says:
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    This Lopez kid in KC – good effort tonight, tough to see him lose the perfecto and then the no-no on back to back hitters in the 9th

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @William Hung: i forgot till JUST last night that he’s the j.lopez who 2 years ago was a fairly high ranked prospect at MIL. he must’ve done VERY badly in their system since then though, as that team needs pitchers VERY badly (notice z.davies and guerra)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, talk about out of nowhere

  63. andfog99 says:
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    Start Robbie Ray vs ATL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  64. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    The robot is confusing me. Doesn’t like D Rod’s home start vs Braves (Newcomb). In fact likes Newcomb a lot despite his recent struggles. When he was facing Folty, I get it. But his start got pushed. Any chance the Bot is off here on that change?

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed: i doubt the win % changes that much from folty to duke newcomb, and even if it did i doubt a slight win% really changes SON’s overall numbers. it’s the hitters and ballpark that indicate these things. so if mike trout suddenly shows up in ATL’s roster by game time, THAT would lower d-rod. or if say freeman/acuna were ruled out, he’d go up.

      a pitcher not doing well for a little while doesn’t move SON’s needle much even on the pitcher himself’s side. being a robot (i.e. computer projection) it understands that a pitcher should regress to himself even if he hadn’t been more recently.

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        @For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron: a computer projection also (like the smart humans) gives no weight to “batter vs pitcher” since they have no prediction strength.

        • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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          @For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron:

          Thanks for the replies and perspective. The puzzling thing though is the Bot dislikes D Rod’s start but likes Suarez and Holland the next two nights (same Braves lineup versus better pitchers)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess it could be, but I’m sure it has its reasoning

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        HAL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but yeah

          • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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            @Grey: aren’t suarez and holland lefties? that’s probably it, ATL isn’t good at lefties.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, true

  65. letsgobravos says:
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    Ohtani is on absolute fire. Power and speed. Snagged him in my yahoo league for the playoffs. Team is having its best week of the year by far and of course its happening when I have a bye. Makes me nervous that my guys will all go cold next week when it matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully they stay hot!

  66. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    20 teamer with OPS, hits total bases, OBP over AVG, slugging added. cron really getting jerked around now. might need a replacement with playoffs tomorrow.
    C hedges (was about to drop, realized he’ll start yesterday, then he got a triple, so that worked out, will probably drop soon though)
    1B rhysus (OF)
    2B jedong (SS)
    SS anderson
    3B box wine (1B/OF)
    OF (3) rosario, stanton, pollock
    util (1) frazier (2B/OF)
    BN cron

    options: bock choi, cave, munoz, and THEN I SEE rowdy is available, so question answered. but if/when rowdy starts losing playing time (i mean only 2 out of him smoak bomb, morales CAN play a day, of course TOR SHOULD LET HIM PLAY, doesn’t mean they will though) who’s next best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cave

  67. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    holy shit, i just saw this keith hernandez quote about DEFENDING urena hitting acuna
    “You’ve lost three games. He’s hit three homers. You’ve got to hit him,” Hernandez said”

    wow, just wow. tonya harding never tried this defense, but it’s the exact same thing. there’s a better skater out there, man it sucks to have to watch people better than you right, might as well attempt to injure them. pure sociopaths. and just what organization would allow their name to be attached to somebody who said such a thing. hmmmm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, total bonkers

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        @Grey: during this i saw phenoms mention something to the effect of “this isn’t hockey” (as if the game of hockey is more ok with dirty attempt to injures as part of it’s culture) well NO hockey announcer would EVER say or defend ANYTHING like this if somebody on their local team tried to injure say s.crosby. “yeah he’s been scoring a lot lately, we’ve been losing, so of course that guy took a run at his head”. nor would a team openly defend it even when their own player just did a play like this. this isn’t the 80’s hockey anymore. all the owners want suspensions when a player attempts to intentionally injure somebody in hockey as NOBODY wants their superstars targeted. only baseball is so backwards where anybody in it’s culture would openly say something like that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha, nice

  68. Cohen says:
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    Grey, I got R.Lopez starting at home vs LAA. SON doesnt like start . Would u start him anyway or drop for Velasquez at Mets or Heaney at Wsox.SON likes both . I have about 15 starts left.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney seems solid

  69. Wilson says:
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    Start Heaney (@CWS) or CC (@SEA) or Cahill (vs TEX) for QS today? Pick one, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks.
        What if Cahill (vs TEX) or Lopez (vs LAA)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cahill

  70. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Are you starting Rich Hill at Colorado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  71. Wilson says:
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    Would you start Porcello (vs HOU) for QS/WHIP/ERA today?
    Not many GS left .. need to reserve if needed…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey,
        Procello did a good start @ HOU with QS in Jun, seems record is good.
        Still don’t trust him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems like an okay start, SON likes it

          • Wilson says:
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            @Grey:
            Thanks, Then I start him, hope he can get a QS for me ..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  72. lwomack58 says:
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    Barria vs Minor on Monday-Son has them both fairly even. My concern on Minor is Trout seems to be getting hotter. Game is in LA.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barria

    • lwomack58 says:
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      @lwomack58:

      Sorry to add onto this- to pick one of these up I have to drop-Melky, T. White or A. Rosario.

      Who would you drop/
      Thank again

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Melky

        • lwomack58 says:
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          @Grey:

          Thank you

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  73. Wilson says:
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    Pick two to bench today, thanks
    Eaton, vs CHC (Montgomery)
    Zimmerman, vs CHC (Montgomery)
    White, @BOS (Porcello)
    Mancini, @TB (Stanek)
    Mondesi, @MIN (De Jong)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton, Zimm

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      @Wilson: eaton benched 3 games in a row now (and twice yesterday) in real life

  74. toneDEAF! says:
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    Grey, coming off my buy week for semi finals in a 12-team H2H points league. Thanks for all your help this year!
    I might need to drop a batter to pickup a two-starter. Who would you drop of these:

    Conforto
    Brantley
    Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, but I don’t know their upcoming matchups which could factor in

      • toneDEAF! says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. letsgobravos says:
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    Polanco out for the season. Big loss for me as he had been killing it. UP to #65 overall in my league after being outside the top 200 at the AS break.

    • Tee Not Air Jags says:
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      @letsgobravos: PIT needs to get their shit together for us in dynasty leagues and DL him. people are soooo damn lazy with paperwork

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya

  76. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    puig and eaton really getting jerked around on playing time now. eaton i only own in a league where i have ALL WAS/ATL/MIN hitters and COL/HOU/PIT pitchers (as of march when we drafted, so a lot of guys are on other teams now but only i have access to them). a league like this your bullpen can get really devalued (or more valued) as guys get flipped around. holds too though. yet robles still has only util (league has specific OF spots and also any OF spots, but he can’t start anywhere till he gets SOME OF spot, stupid ass yahoo)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, effin killin me….

  77. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Oh wow… Cahill just walked the first three batters. I regret this stream already. This will not end well…

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: SIX walks in two innings. (including two to Delino “can’t hit” Deshields. I can’t view this game where I live, but Cahill’s got to be getting squeezed by the ump, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I can’t even watch

  78. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    The “opener” for TB today recorded 1 out and walked the bases loaded. That was the “better” situation the normal starter faced. Worked, though.

    Unfortunately I added Beeks on several teams instead of Chirinos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m gonna be interested in seeing Opener numbers at end of the year, though not even sure how they’re going to say for sure bc Yonny going 1-6 IP vs. going 2-7 IP is that better? Not sure I see it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ugh, tough call, think I would just go Votto, I now it’s uninspiring 2. Jeffress

  79. lwomack58 says:
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    With another blow up from Boxberger are you buying Hirano or Bradley? Bradley has been pretty bad these days also.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley, but could be Hirano

  80. Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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    ok, found out my dump was V2, now with morton out of DL slot. OPS, hits added 14 team h2h playoffs start tomorrow.
    C cervelli
    1B goldy
    2B gone varnish (SS)
    SS anderson
    3B andujar
    CI rhysus (1B/LF)
    MI lowe (2B/SS/LF)
    LF brantley
    CF mallex
    RF stanton
    OF mcclutchin’ (CF/RF)
    util (1) otani (espn so i have the pitcher too)
    BN (this many from having max 12 SP starts per week): schoop a doop, puig (RF), muncy (1B/3B/3B)

    drop anybody for any of: bock choi, rowdy, kiermaier, frazier (2B/LF PIT), munoz (2B/SS/3B/RF). maybe schoop a doop for somebody with 2B, but i do have 3 SS’s and 2 2B already now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

      • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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        @Grey: actually i have 4 2B guys.

  81. Russ says:
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    12 H2H Points

    Finals Week

    Camargo or Kipnis?

    Thanks!

  82. TheConsigliere says:
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    Some rotation shuffles in the last 24 hours. 12 team head to head points, weekly lock.

    Wheeler – 1 start (MIA)
    or
    Junis – 2 starts (CWS, MIN)

  83. letsgobravos says:
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    Breathing a sigh of relief. Guy with Trout, JoRam and Lindor somehow lost his first round matchup so I don’t have to face him next week. He was in first place the whole season but collapsed down the stretch and my rag tag team of disappointing stars and waiver wire pick ups overtook him on the final couple of days of the season for the 1 seed.

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