(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY YESTERDAY ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $5/MONTH.)

Every day Prospect Santa brings up fantasy prospects for all the nice boys and five girls. The naughty boys and five girls can try to figure out what they did to be deemed naughty, but we won’t be explaining designations to anyone, so that’s tough sledding if you got a naughty tag. Just know you prolly did something like wanted to drop Adalberto Mondesi or were happy Acuña got hurt because you didn’t own him. One day Prospect Santa boots an unpaid elf out of the way to reveal Cristian Pache. “The elf’s getting valuable experience, better than any paycheck or healthcare!” Wow, Prospect Santa is a bit of a jerk. Another day Prospect Santa brings up Casey Mize and leers at Mrs. Claus with lust and anger. Yo, is Prospect Santa okay in the head? So, who is next for Prospect Santa, could it be, Gavin Lux? Yes, that’s why we’re here. I’ll admit to cheating a little for who to lead with in the, uh, lede. Prospect Itch (no relation to Santa, as far as I know) recently came out with his Fantasy Baseball Prospect Stash List and I scrolled all the way down to the 2nd name. Also on that list: Pache, Mize, Skubal, K*bert– Okay, Itch is psychic; it is confirmed. Gavin Lux got a bit of a raw deal coming out of Summer Camp, being sent to the alternate training site, where they practice the ancient art of hopping on one leg and other alternate training. Lux can come up and be an immediate pickup in the shallowest of leagues. He could be a top five guy at his position in the final month-plus with a .300+ average and power, and maybe a few steals. When do we see him? I think soon, but that’s up to Prospect Santa. “Ho! Ho! Ho! You ain’t ever getting Wander Franco!” I kinda hate Prospect Santa. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

James McCann – Besides the obvious reasons to pick him up because he’s hitting well, you can also grab him and when putting him on your team you can say, “Get in McCann!”

Joey Bart – Just went over him this morning. If you activate your scrolly finger, you’re gonna find it. I have faith in you!

Tommy La Stella – Entering a Parsippany, NJ Ramada is Tommy La Stella, carrying a notebook. A sign reads, “Dwayne Murphy’s ‘Get Uppity With Me’ seminar in room 103.” Before entering the room, Tommy stops by a giant tank of water with floating cucumber slices. There, a man reads his name tag, “Gonna turn that ‘La’ into Launch Angle.” Little did Tommy know that was Dwayne Murphy and nothing would ever be the same for him.

Garrett Hampson – Think this is the seventh week in a row I’ve listed Hampson in my Buy column, and there’s only been, like, five columns, so…ugh, math! I didn’t think Hampson was going to get playing time, because Bud Black’s head space can be rented out, but Hampson has not only been playing, he’s hitting leadoff.

Brendan Rodgers – Just gave you my Brendan Rodgers fantasy. It was without an ounce of ironing.

Jurickson Profar – Times are changing and now I want all Padres hitters. Plus, with Pham sidelined, more guys are getting chances, whether it’s Josh Naylor, Ty France, Profar, Jake Cronenworth, or Jorge Mateo. Fun fact! A group of guys needed to fill-in for Pham is called a Phamily.

Isaac Paredes – Already gave you my Isaac Paredes sleeper from during the shutdown. It was written while dancing The Roger Rabbit.

Alec Bohm – Already gave you my Alec Bohm fantasy. It was written while doing the “Bend and Snap.”

Ryan Mountcastle – Was supposedly called up by the Orioles. I won’t believe it until I see him on the field with my own eyes — hey, what’s he doing with my eyes? Give me my eyes back! Am I excited for the new show Mountcastle on the BBC (Baltimore Baseball Club)? Yes, I grabbed him in all leagues. If he were called up prior to this post being written, he would’ve been the lede over Lux, but here we are. Plus, I’ve written so many pieces on Mountcastle already. Here’s my Ryan Mountcastle fantasy from way back, but it’s still relevant. I actually (and this is funny in an unfunny way) wrote Mountcastle as a Buy last May, expecting him to be promoted 15 months ago.

Cristian Pache – Gonna be super frank with you, I AM A GIANT WIENER! You see, Super Frank is this costumed hot dog at Gelson’s who tries to sell me kosher frankfurters. So, that’s me being Super Frank. Now, being super frank as in honest, I almost made Pache this week’s lede, but I worry when Acuña returns, Pache’s out.

Ian Happ – *sees David Peralta is owned in more than 50% of leagues making him ineligible for this column* I’m so proud of you for picking Peralta up…*sees Happ isn’t owned in 50% of leagues*…What are you people doing?! Maybe it’s because Happ burned so many people in the past, but it’s time to warm again for him. Hmm, warm again on player…Can we abbreviate that WAP?

Brandon Nimmo – Macaroni in a pot, that Nimmo is a wet-ass fishy. Sorry, that WAP shizz is catchy. Nimmo’s been leading off. Almost like no matter the Mets manager, they always think good defense means a guy should leadoff. Any hoo! Nimmo has been hot. We’ll see about when the Mets return.

Robbie Grossman – On our Player Rater, Grossman is a top 75 overall player (and Adalberto Mondesi isn’t top 300 — kill me now).

Tyler O’Neill – This isn’t entirely about the Cards’ upcoming 14-game weeks, but that doesn’t hurt. Again, any Cardinals hitter is worth a pickup because of their sheer number of games.

Justus Sheffield – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to the number it finds on Facebook for its high school sweetheart. “You’re married with kids. That’s great!” *sobs loudly*

Adam Wainwright – This is also a Streamonator call. “Have you thought about me? Once when you were passing a junkyard? That’s so nice to hear.” *snorts through tears*

Cole Sulser – Too bad MLB got rid of the Rolaids Relief Man Award, because “a Cole Sulser” would be an obvious frontrunner.

Sergio Romo – Be happy that you don’t own Taylor Rogers, if you can. If you can’t, be happy Thom Brennaman didn’t have to call games repeatedly with Romo pitching.

Ryan Pressly – As soon as I say Pressly seems to have quieted concerns about him, I’m gonna be changing my tune, and the Astros’ pen will be All Shook Up and Scrubb and Taylor will be in the picture with A Little Less Conversation.

Drew Pomeranz – *sits by the beach as a caricaturist sketches, eventually the artist turns the picture* “I said I was Drew Pomeranz, I didn’t tell you to draw a Pomeranian.” That’s Drew Pomeranz irate, which is how I will be if Tingler doesn’t use him for saves, shoulder tightness be damned. Are we sure it’s not shoulder heaviness from a Pagan being on his shoulder? Maybe we could put an Angel on that shoulder, like, say, Buttrey, and Pagan will slide right off.

SELL

Brandon Lowe – Likely coming up on the trading deadline in many leagues, but don’t get it twisted like that rubber band holding together your knot of singles. Let me be clear, this isn’t a sell as in drop. Know what gives that away? It says sell. Crazy, right? On our Player Rater, B. Lowe is above nearly everyone except for a select few. As an aside, don’t buy any grocery store product ever that is labeled “Select.” It’s a verb meaning for you to select it, it’s not an adjective. That’s just actionable advice mixed inside other actionable advice! As Dan wrote in his excellent piece on Fly Ball exit velocity, Lowe is due for regression. Just about everything is a little goofy on Lowe, and his HR/FB% should raise eyebrows too. He’s obviously overperforming. Not saying to trade Lowe away for an operation to get rid of your gag reflex, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

 
  1. Matt Lehman says:
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    Hey Grey

    Who’s the drop for mountcastle? Robles, Bell, Grichuk

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Robles if you don’t need steals

      • Dave D says:
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        I need saves from Robles in our DC. Could you please help with that?

  2. William Hung says:
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    2nd!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4th!

    • William Hung says:
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      So glad to see Bart and La Stella on the Buy list – I <3 Launch Angle La Stella on my 2020 trapper keeper

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • William Hung says:
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          How about this for a weekly BA out of this crew:
          C- Bart
          1B- Olson
          2B- Villar / La Stella
          3B- Suarez
          SS- Story
          OF- Betts, Bellinger, Laureano
          UTIL- Mondesi
          Sprinkle in Hampson and Solak as well…

          Batting a robust .194 with 8 HRs and 13 RBIs and season so far is pretty garbage offensively… if positive regression truly comes for my team at some point for this crew, watch out cause I might end up with a 20 HR 60 RBI week each week over the last 4 weeks of the season… this is just so frustrating

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Damn, that does stink

  3. Drop Schwarber for Mountcastle? Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels like a push, but could try it

  4. Lower The Jolly Roger says:
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    Just got offered Kyle Tucker for my Santander in a 12 team dynasty … if I did it I can still stash him on my farm or bring him up (10 keepers/10 farm-stash)…. if I stash I’d hafta drop one of Puason, Heliot Ramos, Trammel , Bleday .. other 6 guys are not an option… whatcha think? Thank you Sir

  5. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Who do I start today?

    Tim Anderson .167 and 2-12 career against Lester, but is really hot right now.

    Santander who’s also hot and his Statcast is ridiculous across the board. He faces Brewer (4.50 ERA and 1.64 WHIP) in Boston.

    Jose Ramirez who’s icy cold right now, but 2 HR’s against Fulmer in 18 PA. Fulmer has an 7.56 ERA in 3 appearances – none lasting more than 3 innings. Not sure if that’s by design. If so, Ramirez may not get to see him more than once in the game.

    • Shallow League Decisions says:
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      Actually, choose two to start.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tim/JoRam

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them? Anderson

      • Shallow League Decisions says:
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        Only have room for two on my roster. One has to sit. Go with J-Ram and Tim Anderson and bench Santander?

        The great thing about small, shallow leagues is the riches of players. The not so great thing is deciding who to play and not to play.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure what else you can do — not like I want to bench Santander

          • Shallow League Decisions says:
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            Me neither. I think I got to go with the hot bats and not worrying about matchups.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  6. William Hung says:
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    2021 Paxton sleeper post?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No thanks

    • hondo says:
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      He can sleep with the fishes as far as I’m concerned.

  7. primetime says:
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    I own Bradely and Iglelias as closers. Bradley can’t strike anyone out, but get the save.

    Igleias is like a roller coaster.

    Should I just pick up Karinkchak for ratios and maybe a save here or there.?

    Nothing much on waivers, just guys with a save or two. Diaz is there but no covid. Kimbrel is there but need to see more. Every closer from Cardinals are available? I just want a RP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

    • Dave D says:
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      You’re still way better off than a double Hansel Robles owner like me.

  8. Five-on-One says:
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    11-team 5×5 with weekly lineups

    1) Rodgers, Lux, Profar and Mountcastle all available in my league. Add any/all for Bottom hitters are Didi, Swanson, Myers, K.Lewis, Teoscar, and, as much as it pains me to add, Baez, Altuve and Alonso. Make any moves?

    2) Sure hope you didn’t jinx Pressley. Trying to ride him, Melancon and Hudson for a dirt-cheap trio of closers.

    3) SPs. Going with Gray, Lynn and Gallen. Need the next 4-5 from the following:
    2-start Yarbrough vTOR ($7.5) and @NYY (not on SON yet, but scary)
    2-start Houser vCIN (-$8.3) and v PIT (?)
    2-start Eliesar H. @NYM (-$13) and vTOR (?) (One of your writers LOVES this guy, but SON seems to disagree. what say you?)
    Paddack @COL (-$21.4) (ICK)
    May @TOR (-$3.7) (@TOR is scary)
    Javier vOAK (-$3.1)
    Bielak vLAA (-$10.1)

    Obviously SON doesn’t like many of these guys, but please rank your top 4 or 5. I’m thinking Yar, May, Houser, Eliesar H. and Bielak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mountcastle over Didi

      2. Ha, sorry!

      3. These aren’t great options — Houser, Javier, May, Bielak

  9. Russowl says:
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    Mountcastle was gone before I decided to add him . You told me to try him over Dozier Grichuk was dropped would you try him over dozier also?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  10. William Hung says:
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    A few seasons ago, you mentioned that one source you use is Closer Monkey when speculating on SVs & HLDs and for other late inning musings – but I’ve noticed more this season that you disagree more with the monkey – is there another source you are using in addition to the monkey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I use myself (hey now!) — I look at Monkey but I defer to myself

      • Zeus says:
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        So in other words, you are spanking the monkey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  11. Russ says:
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    Buxton drop able in a roto redraft or hang on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, drop

  12. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Loving the write up! Too bad I missed mountcastle !

    1) Sean Murphy or James McCann? I currently own Murphy… I have 22 more pickups this season so I have to be careful about how I use them

    2) I have wick… do you like Emilio pagan or another SD potential closer over him? Pomeranz has shoulder tightness

    3) if you chose Wick, would you drop Gausman for one of SD relief pitchers as a potential stash?

    4) Kevin Gausman or Luke Weaver? Gausman next matchup is against LAD. Weaver is against SF.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, I’d hold

      2. Hold

      3./4. Depends on needs. I’d prolly go Weaver vs. SF

  13. primetime says:
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    Drop Grisham for Mountcastle?

    Drop C Frazier for D Peralta?

    Bench moves.

    We only start 3 – My outfield – Bellinger, Rosario E, Biggio, K Lewis, Stanton IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      Okay

  14. primetime says:
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    According to the buy/sell. Weaver looks like a Buy. How much we buying that? He did look great last night before the shut down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab if matchup was good, and his next appears to be

  15. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – $1 Solak or $1 Jesus Aguilar in a keeper league? Is it close? Looking primarily for this year, but not if one guy has way more short term keeper value than the other.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solak, not that close

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. jon says:
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    Alfaro activated is he an add over Murphy? I’m using murph during this Garver IL stint

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d use Murphy

      • Dave D says:
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        I’d add Murphy over Murphy and Murphy. I hear one is on the DL too.

  17. Leon says:
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    You think nate lowe is worth trading for in a dynasty league format?

    Was offered him for a 1st rd randomized minor league draft. Could be any pick next year. Thoughts?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nate Lowe? Nah, but I don’t know what a 1st round pick means — could be equivalent to a 5th overall pick and a 150th round

      • Leon says:
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        So the 2020 mlb draft. Torkleson, martin . Etc. everyone in that draft pool. Theres 16 teams and i have 2 random 1st pick to be decided later. He wants one of those picks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, hold

  18. Don't Be a Hader says:
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    J. Alfaro is back on the Active list for the Fish, him or W.Ramos or C.Kelly or Yadier ROS?
    (14 team roto mixer single C league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yadier

  19. Jr says:
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    Grey, pick two in a 10 team h2h dynasty league with ERA, WHIP, K/9, BB/9, and QS. I’m out of it this year, so looking entirely to the future. For reference, each team keeps roughly 18-20 active players and 5 prospects each.

    Whitley
    Puk
    Cease
    McCullers
    Burnes
    Javier
    Urquidy
    McKenzie

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers, Tough call…McKenzie

      • Jr says:
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        Wow, did not expect that one! Over Forrest Whitley and Puk long term?

        Thanks for the input! Always appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are they healthy?

          • JR says:
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            Puk isn’t and not sure about Whitley at the moment, but I’m not in contention for this year. It’s a long term Dynasty league and I’m in last place right now, so trying to build a rotation for the future.

            Just curious if that changes anything.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Puk is hurt and I believe Whitley is too

  20. William Hung says:
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    Hittertron has Kris Bryant listed as #22 today… is this a glitch or is it confirmed that Kris Bryant will play?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Question for Rudy

  21. Chris says:
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    A non contender has offered me Altuve, A Chapman, B Hand for Bo Bichette and draft picks. I’m twenty points behind leader. Make the deal for this season?

    I def need saves and I don’t lose keeper wise on the exchange but I love Bichette for future. My other keeps would be Realmuto, Goldy, Gleyber, Gallo, Bregman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  22. Brett says:
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    Take one..

    Dozier, Mount castle, Winker, Peralta, Tucker

    Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      Ride the hot hand of Winker

      • Brett says:
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        Thanks William Hung

        Throw Hall in there as well

        • Brett says:
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          *Happ

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

  23. LenFuego says:
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    A rant is not a rant, and certainly not cathartic, if nobody reads it. So I am repeating my rant from the tail end of Grey’s overnight post.

    My staff includes, and this week I started, Montas (9 ER in 1.2 innings), Hudson (4 ER in 0.2 innings, blowing a 3 run 9th inning lead), Iglesias (3 ER in 0.1 innings, blowing a 2 run 9th inning lead), and Marquez (10 ER in 5 innings). I went from 2nd best staff to season over in about 4 days

    I look at my staff (no, not that one, get your mind out of the gutter), which also includes Scherzer, Castillo, Hader, Hauser and Odorizzi, and think “how in the hell is that the worst staff in the league?” Four days ago I was in 2nd place in the pitching ratios and now I am in last place in ERA by 0.56 points and in WHIP by 0.09. I could probably throw 4 or 5 consecutive perfect games and still be last in ERA and WHIP. F me.

    OK, rant over. Back to your lives.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks…there’s always today to turn things around!

  24. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Standard 6×5 (standard + OPS).

    Give: Soto, Fried, and a crappy closer (aren’t they all)
    Get: Trout

    SP staff: Clev, Lynn, L. Castillo, Fried, Civale, Montas, Luzardo, streamer of the week

    Keep 3 for one year. I kept Soto this year, so I can’t keep him in 2021. Would be able to keep Trout for 2021. If there’s no deal, both players go into the draft pool for 2021, and if selected can be kept thru 2022. That’s assuming a high draft slot, obviously.

    Make the move or hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Trout

  25. sportivetricks says:
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    Ugh. I am stuck with yuck closers.

    Would you drop Yucky Kintzler, Yucky Andrew Miller, or Yucky Buttery for . . . Yucky Romo???

    Or just hold the yuck that I have? Yuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly go Buttrey to Romo, but all kinda meh

      • sportivetricks says:
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        So meh.

        Thanks, tho.

        You rullllllleeeeeeeeeeee

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you rule!

          • William Hung says:
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            How is Romo yucky right now? I love Romo and his 2 ERA with .44 WHIP and over 9 K/9 – I play in SV+HLDs tho

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, he’s good

  26. Foxman says:
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    I notice the words MacKenzie and Gore were absent from your article.
    Does anyone think he gets a call this year.
    Not rostering him…….anymore ;)
    But since you feel that Lux is worth the speculative add, just wondering your thoughts on Gore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah Gore might be next week’s Buy if he’s not up yet…I expect him soon

      • Foxman says:
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        Thanks! Look forward to that read.
        Supposed he did get the call, rest of season you like him or Mize?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gore over all rookie SPs

          • Domenico says:
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            Mountcastle or Bell

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bell, but close

  27. Weird Fishes says:
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    Drop Jairo for either Pagan or Tyler Rogers? S+H league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuck…Rogers

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        Thanks. Treinen better pickup than Rogers? Treinen may get more holds with Baez on IL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  28. DonnieB says:
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    Sixto or Javier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up, Javier

      • Dave D says:
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        How dare you, Grey!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’m a bad person

  29. primetime says:
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    Rays bring up Josh Feming. Really? I was hoping for Joe Ryan. I am looking for the next Bieber.

    Joe Ryan
    Daulton Jefferies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We all want the next Bieber

  30. DonnieB says:
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    How about Mountcastle or Christian Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mountcastle

  31. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Mountcastle or Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mountcastle

  32. Paul says:
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    mountcastle or pache

  33. Cram It says:
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    Mountcastle or Castlemount?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which one stars Olivia Colman?

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Mount Ryancastle is nice this time of year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Very green, if you like that

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Re: Kershaw, I remember you were pretty sanguine when we watched him toss a complete-game three-hitter against the Mets that time ;-)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                Yarborough kinda pulled the rug out from under us in the 2nd there.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Surprised you can start him still

                  • Stephen Lyon says:
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                    I’m brave! SON liked him. And not many other options – seems a lot of pitching being held in my league. You’ve moved on?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah

  34. Joe Beísbol says:
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    I have Winker and Domonic out in offers for pitchers as I try to clear out my bench logjam. While I wait to hear back, would you drop anyone to pick up any of:

    Hitters: Flores, Hosmer, Molina, Mountcastle,
    Pitchers: DeSclafani, Duffy, Justus, Richards (if their starts today aren’t disastrous, except for Justus who pitches tomorrow)

    12-team, 10-cat redraft roto (weakest at SB, WHIP, K, and ERA, in that order)

    C – IKF; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Moore; 3B – Chapman; SS – Turner; OF – D.Smith, Grossman, Winker; Util – Voit; Bench – H.Dozier, Laureano, Ohtani, Rodgers; Suarez; IL – Albies, Brantley, Judge

    SP – Clevinger, Gray, Hendricks, Maeda, Sixto
    RP – Bass, Miller, Pressly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mountcastle — Rodgers

      Hosmer over Dominic

  35. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,
    Need you advice on a possible trade for next season. Would you make this deal:

    I give up: Chris Paddock ($6), and Max Muncy ($22)
    I get: Stephen Strasburg ($37), Luke Voit ($27) and $25 in cash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  36. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Would you do Muncy for Voit and 5 in cash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        He is willing to swap out Strasburg for Greinke and still $25 in cash for Paddock? Yay or nay?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            He wants paddack

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You should want Paddack

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                so i’ll pass on giving up Paddock for Greinke or Strasburg

  37. William Hung says:
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    When are you bringing back cartoon Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was just watching an old one! Due the pandemic, we had to pause until next year

  38. chrisL says:
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    Please rank these in order of ROS and your thoughts for dynasty 12 team 5×5:

    Bohm
    D Carlson
    D Solano
    J Cronenworth
    J Bart

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solano, Bohm, Carlson

  39. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Choose a catcher:

    Bart or Y. Grandal?

    Also a utility bat:

    J. Polanco or D. Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

      Peralta

  40. Alexei Kaleina says:
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    Hey Grey, Once Lux IS up you think Lux or Rodgers ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Alexei Kaleina says:
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      Or even Madrgial, Rodgers or Lux…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Madrigal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lux, assuming PT

      • Alexei Kaleina says:
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        Word thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. jdred5 says:
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    Catccher question:
    Alfaro or Falafel?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  42. Domenico says:
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    Lux or mountcastle?

    • Doménico says:
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      Space for one ?

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Lux

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mountcastle

  43. Russ says:
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    Teoscar or Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both, Teoscar

  44. Todd says:
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    I currently own Kikuchi. Justus Sheffield or Yusei Kikuchi for the long haul? Or neither and just stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  45. Nightpandas says:
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    Yuli or Gallo Inban obp league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  46. DonnieB says:
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    Can you rank CWalker, Mountcastle and Bohm? Thanks!

    • Nightpandas says:
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      Walker Bohm mount

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, I’d try Mountcastle, but could be any of them, prolly Walker if you want safest

  47. DonnieB says:
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    Add Kyle Seager to the list who has quite amazing as a $1 grab at the end of the draft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  48. crimedog says:
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    Thanks Grey for the buy report

    A) Lucas Giolito or Jose Berrios and Nick Anderson?

    B) Lucas Giolito or Jose Berrios and andrew miller?

    C) if Gio for both, would you rather keep anderson or miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both, send Miller

  49. William Hung says:
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    Hampson out of the lineup 2 days in a row

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bud sucks

      • William Hung says:
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        Looks like Hampson at leadoff is no longer a thing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Apparently

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For no reason too

  50. Ciwa says:
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    Hi Grey!
    I need one bat with Buxton on IL. That’s what my waiver offers.

    Mountcastle/Stash Lux/Hilliard/O’neill/K. Calhoun/La Stella/Grichuk

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  51. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    15 team QS league

    Start Richards at home v HOU?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  52. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Bud Black is a clown manager.

    Strasburg may need surgery on his nerve damaged hand..ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg hasn’t seemed interesting in playing this year since July

  53. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Lowe just got a beauty!!

    • TarmanGotHim says:
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      Hit* I never proof read with my EYES!

      ( as I was typing this I missed Teoscar hit a beauty!!, makes up for Grichuk going 0-9 since I picked him up)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  54. Whatever says:
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    Drop Rogers for Romo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • krazyivan says:
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      Worth it I mean….I’m looking for slivers of greatness to keep interested in their weird season.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, pretty funny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  55. Tigres says:
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    Grey! Should I drop Gonsolin for an extra bat? Subway series cancellation has me down a hitter. I would love to hang tight on Tony G – he is a top 30 starter on player rater! but in short season want to fill up the lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  56. Stephen Lyon says:
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    And now Plutko. Jesus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        And so glad I skipped over Story to draft Lindor. Dude can obviously play but he’s been useless.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah just watched him whiff badly

  57. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What’s your take on Yelich? Obviously not dropping him, but would you consider benching him for a week? Sounds crazy to say, but it’s been ROUGH and he’s clearly pressing with the Ks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t bench him ever

    • Bryan B says:
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      Take another look at what he s done in Auggust. Ops over 1.0.

  58. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Pomeranz is hurt … is Emilio pagan even worth it?

    Some drop candidates… houser, sixto, weaver, wick

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sixto for Pagan seems ok, not great

  59. Curious George says:
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    Laureano was dropped – is he a must add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  60. William Hung says:
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    Looks like Barnes might be closing in BOS with this Workman trade to Philly getting pretty close… his K/9 is pretty but everything about him sucks – it’s like he’s allergic to 1-2-3 innings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  61. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Drop Kyle Gibson for tristin McKenzie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Drop Kyle Gibson for literally anybody.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Do you think there’s any chance this McKenzie fellow could go 6 tomorrow?

            • Bryan B says:
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              No I don’t think he has piched since 2018,

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                Jeez and after all that my opponent beat me to him. Damn.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn!

  62. DonnieB says:
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    Weaver,Burnes or Sixto to replace Odorizzi? What a crap shoot this year has been. Thanks.

    • Bryan B says:
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      Burns

    • Grey

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

    • Sandman says:
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      Hey Grey!

      1) do you think Romano is closer? If so, do you take him over Heaney or sixto?

      2) is Heaney droppable for a streamer spot now?

      3) Christian walker or Mitch Moreland? ROS

      thank you!

      • Sandman says:
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        Sorry- Didn’t mean to post here ! Damn phone

  63. Db says:
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    They be treating Jairo Diaz like he’s Trevor gott

    Notice when the Rockies started trying to do to much they started losing every game lmaooo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, totally…Rockies are terrible

  64. Db says:
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    Grey I’m winning every hitting category in fantasy and losing almost every pitching my era can only go down from here.

    My only team this year 12 team yahoo
    1 catcher league Bart
    1b Abreu
    2b hirua
    3b gurriel
    Ss story
    If yandy Diaz
    Of yaz, castellanos, meadows, Schwarber
    Util Kyle lewis, winker
    Bench la stella, Rodgers, Travis d arnaud

    • Bryan B says:
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      Probability because you didn’t draft any pitchers early.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, looks solid on hitting

  65. Bryan B says:
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    Looks like Romanno is closing now and Watson is closing soon. Are they worth picking up? Yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab either, Romano 1st

  66. JC says:
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    Saves and holds league. Have an extra streamer bat due to Dominic/Mets not playing. Who do I add/drop?

    Available: Braun, Marwin, McMahon, Dannys
    Barnes, Givens, Houser, Manaea, Gausman,

    My team:
    D’Arnaud
    Sano, Eugenio, Murphy/Moreland -matchups
    Tatis, Story, Muncy
    Laureano, Rosario, Cutch, Happ, Dominic, Solak
    Util: Ohtani
    Cole, Buehler, Giolito, Hendricks, Davies
    Iglesias, Rosenthal, Rainey, Karinchak
    IL: Sal Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What do you need? I’d go closer if I didn’t need a hitter — Barnes

      • Trader says:
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        Seeking closer. Barnes, T Williams, Stammen, or Pagan.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm…Barnes

          • William Hung says:
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            No the answer is never Barnes – see his latest adventure tonight against the Orioles

  67. fausto

    fausto says:
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    You think pomeranz gets the 10day IL to be sure hes right?
    Or you think this is a 10day IL stint that turns to a 60 day stint?
    I was fine in saves until pomeranz shoulder and the mets did mets things and put lugo in rotation. Brad shakeyHand is my only closer.
    16tm couple of waiver guys avail Roe(have a claim on him) R.Rodriguez, Stammen, Phelps(for the vulture saves?)
    Have ODrake on the IL BUT not counting on that. May have to swing a deal for an RP but that feels like SUCH. A bad idea in 2020.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom’s done, I wouldn’t bother with him now

      I’d try Stammen

  68. chris pierce says:
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    Drop odoriZzi for Duffy. Duffy been fire last 3 starts and has St. Louis next week. 10.43 k/9 .99 whip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  69. Jr says:
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    My pitching is absolute garbage. 10 team dynasty. Any of the following pitchers worth dropping for guys on waivers?
    Gausman, ray, pineda (back in a week and a half), dunning

    Free agents: bassitt, bielak, desclafani, shoemaker, Walker.

    It is a dynasty league and I’m out of it this year. Make the move to any of the guys available for the long term as potential keepers next year?

    • Jr says:
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      Also, same type of league, would you take altuve or Lux long term?

      Thanks for the help!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lux

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Bielak over Gausman

      • Jr says:
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        Thanks Grey! Appreciate you and all the time you take to help us out. Have a good weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  70. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Sorry I posted this under someone else’s post above. Please disregard that (damn phone browser!)

    1) do you think Romano is closer? If so, do you take him over Heaney or sixto?

    2) is Heaney droppable for a streamer spot now?

    3) Christian walker or Mitch Moreland? ROS

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Might be…I’d try him over Heaney

      2. Yes

      3. Walker

      • Sandman says:
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        Thank you! Romano was just grabbed

        In a saves only league with limited pickups, Tony Watson or Ty Buttrey for saves ? Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Buttrey

  71. Joe says:
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    Drop Ohtani for Lux?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  72. Trader says:
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    Seeking closer: Barnes, T Williams, Stammen or Oagan. Sorry, I jumped on another thread earlier. Dupe!

  73. Russowl says:
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    10 team head to head redraft with doubles and triples
    FA are first come first serve no daily waivers

    Should I hold slater and kela to find out more on injuries or move on ?
    Can you rank these FA cronenworth ,b Reynolds ,Rojas, schoop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slater and Kela are injured again?

      • Russowl says:
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        Neither lasted a inning . Slater hurt running to third . Having mri today mild groin strain . Kela threw 5 pitches was pulled for forearm tightness

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha, hadn’t heard (obviously) — sounds like you can move on

          Reynolds, Schoop — but depends on needs

  74. lwomack58 says:
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    Need a streamer for the weekend-choices are not great. Looking mainly for K’s and a Win. My ERA and WHIP are already shot. Just trying to make up some ground on W & K’s

    Lindblom @ Pitt-Son -1.1
    Mahle @ STL-Son -1.5
    [email protected] MIA-Son -12.1
    Cobb vs Bos-Son -9.3
    Cahill vs AZ-Son -7.3

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, not great…I guess Lindblom

  75. Russowl says:
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    Barnes or workman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Workman

  76. Russ says:
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    Neris a drop now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for sharing!

  77. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Need sagnof lost Lugo and Pomeranz
    How would you prioritize these waivers
    J Beeks (have drake on my dl) and Roe just went on DL too.
    R.Rodriguez(pit)
    Jairo Diaz or carlos estevez(ahhhh) col
    Staumont(if Rosenthal is traded)
    Darwinzon Hernandez/R Brasier (Boston?)
    Orr try to trade Christian walker for a closer?
    16tm keeper in 2nd place.
    Also
    Ok with dropping odorizzi for D.Duffy or a streamonator call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Odorizzi

      Trade Walker for a closer if those are your options — Estevez otherwise

      • fausto

        fausto says:
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        Appreesh. Have a good weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  78. Noticed Lux pressing defensively during Spring Tr. 2.0 and with the Dodgers being loaded with versatile players, rightly chose to give him more time. Had a bit of the yips with his throws, even on routine plays.
    However, one thing I’ve learned with MLB and Roto is that you never walk away from a bat. Luxy can swing it and that is his ticket. Might be a year away but he could be special.
    Buehler finally doing what he should – trying to stay on top in our early NFBC but not even halfway. FTJ!!!
    Relax and enjoy the weekend, stay well Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Smitty! You too!

  79. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Pirates relievers to Pirates starters: How come you never want to hang out?

    Pirates starters to Pirates relievers: Because you Neverauskas.

    I’m here all week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…”I wouldn’t mind but you Neverauskas”

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        It’s a good time for baseball names. Funkhouser is another good current one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Funkhouser IS A GREAT NAME

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Oohhh – might be just me but looks like Big Daddy Sano is warming up…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              About time

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Funkhouser’s in! Feels like his first name should be Marty.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              RIP

  80. FrankGrimes says:
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    Let’s bring up Rodgers but not play him!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, yup!

  81. William Hung says:
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    With all the 2020 rule changes, the one I wish they implemented was the electronic strike zone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, 100%

  82. DonnieB says:
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    McKenzie gets 10 Ks in 6 innings and gives up 1 run. Grab him over Burnes—at least he pitched 6 innings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try McKenzie

  83. William Hung says:
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    Cards did the right thing and let Gallegos get the save tonight – Gant went in the 7th and part of the 8th, as did Andrew Miller and Gallegos got the final 4 outs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  84. Trader says:
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    Are all closers crap? Barnes tonight.
    The good news is that I stuck with Davies despite -16 v Houston.
    Covid year is turning out to be a 50-50 deal…for every good move, a bad one. For every good suggestion, one that doesn’t turn out. Nothing normal I guess.
    Might draft a TE first in football if this is the upside world of fantasy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  85. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Cronenworth looking pretty much exactly like how you and Ralph chatted him up on the pod, if not even better!

    Also, you think the Mets play any games this week? If they test clear they could fit in a bunch of DHs with Yanks, but seems like teams are out of commission for about 10 days when there’s a positive test…

    Lastly – random post idea . . . now that we’re “halfway” through the “season”, would be cool to see how some guys look prorated out for a full normal season. I’ve been sitting here thinking Chapman was doing solid but not great, meanwhile he’s prorating to 52 HR 115 R 120 RBI…. usual caveats apply (though would love to see Fun the Jewels hit 67 bolts and grab 33 SB) but still fun to see!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That seems like an off-season post idea, no?

      Cronenworth has been awesome, but all the Padres have

      I’d guess Wednesday/Thursday the Mets start again

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks! Yea good call re post season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. andrewwilen says:
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    I’m 1st place in a competitive 12 team roto 5×5. Top 3 in all categories except SB. I just need a handful more to get that stat higher but the pickings are slim. My offense is very strong so I can even give up a UTIL spot just for the hope of stolen base. Does anyone of the list below even worthy of trying for a pick up?

    Victor Reyes
    Miguel Rojas
    Andres Gimenez
    Tim Lopes
    Ramiel Tapia
    Ender Inciarte
    Kevin Kerimarier
    Manuel Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender until Gimenez returns

  87. Curious George says:
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    Is Paxton a straight up drop given that he can’t throw for 14 days and then likely has to build back up? Regular season is only 3 more weeks. Drop him for sixto? Or avoid the roofies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, drop Pax

  88. William Hung says:
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    Didn’t realize that Will Smith is coming off the IL today – how about this for coming full circle? I have Will Smith in my IL spot – but now I’m going to drop him cause I have Joey Bart at C. For additional context, I drafted Smith as my last bat and then Bart with my last pick for fun… promptly dropped Bart and then picked him up cause both Garver and Smith got hurt – and now Smith is going to be dropped cause Bart is going to play “everyday” and bat better than 8/9

    At least Will Smith will be cheap for 2021!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  89. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Which side do you like for ROS?

    Yelich + Didi

    Or

    Morton, Springer, and choice of DomSmith/Jesus Aguilar

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  90. William Hung says:
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    Rays bullpen is gonna be even more of a shizz show – Nick Anderson is on the IL

    Do they go Diego Castillo finally or Chaz Roe? Who knows! (hey that rhymes!)

    I was listening to ESPN Radio and they were saying that Paxton had a point about the starting/stopping plus the pause in between with teams and Rona outbreaks. All these injuries are not surprising.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Geez…What a mess…I guess Castillo — Totally on pitcher injuries, surprised there hasn’t been more tbh

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeah I also did a double check… Chaz Roe is also on the IL…

        Castillo for 3 inning SVs!!!! Or Peter Fairbanks?!?!? I mean tbh, I don’t know how the Rays DON’T go with Castillo at this point in the late innings… I don’t see how they have the depth to roll with a fireman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly Beeks for lefty heavy 9ths and Castillo otherwise, but who knows

  91. hondo says:
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    Grichuk,Winker or Brantley ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

      • hondo says:
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        Thanks.There has to be a glossary term for the bind you get in when the guys you drafted get hurt and the replacement guys you pick up to fill in seem like scabs,but are producing.

        • William Hung says:
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          isn’t this a hot schmotato?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya!

  92. Home league question – standard 5X5 Roto for upcoming week.
    Do I go with a 1 start dude or Javier’s 2 home starts? Pick one
    Montas @ HOU
    K.Kim vs PITT
    McCullers vs LAA
    Javier vs LAA and vs OAK
    Like them all, think Montas bounces back, Kim should own Pirates, McCullers gets the Angels, and Javy 2 @ home – thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like any of them, I guess Kim

      • Thanks for your input Grey, prolly go that way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Last one for ya… keep forever:

    $1 Trent Grisham for any of… $7 Eloy? $7 Chapman? $21 Robert?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them, flip last two

  94. Trader says:
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    Why no stats, projections for Ohtani?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What?

  95. Oppo taco says:
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    Biggio or Grisham In a keeper format? Same cost to keep. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, I’d go Biggio

  96. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Thanks for the above. sorry for the follow up. Guy changed his mind and came back with:

    My $4 Grisham and $16 Snell

    for

    $4 Giolito + his pick of $1 Solak, $5 Clint Frazier, $6 Didi, $1 Schoop (he’s still thinking what the second piece would be)

    Would you always take Giolito side regardless of the second piece he picks, or would you only take Giolito side for a specific guy from that list of Solak etc?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  97. William Hung says:
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    If Cookie Carrasco can’t pull a Gallen and self correct, he might no longer be mixed league viable

    he had the best rating with SON today too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only Indians pitcher who hasn’t been good all year

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        he’s had 2 bad games, one of those (the CUBS one) was an ump who called 6 strikes balls, resulting in 4 BB’s in like 2 innings. the PIT game was his fault though.

        • William Hung says:
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          His control was iffy before that cubs game though – it didn’t hurt him and he managed a QS, but he was behind counts and had 4 BBs – then those next 2 he couldn’t make it to the 5th… he also has a history of going through these types of stretches doesn’t he?

          He seems to have straightened things out today, so hopefully he keeps it up. Things looked bad with Gallen yesterday with 3 BBs in that first inning, but he got himself right with only 1 more BB the rest of his 6 innings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          High bar with Indians starters

          • William Hung says:
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            Boom goes the dynamite

          • Better Call Limehouse says:
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            that game with the 4 BB’s was on the ump (go check the play by play, strikes called balls all over the place)

            but the PIT and today vs DET (2 horrible offenses) both bad. yeah, not good.

            • Better Call Limehouse says:
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              just getting hit quite hard today.

  98. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. QS over wins, holds added. got allard to drop (margevicous and dunn at least and i haven’t checked all the teams for SP’s yet), but simmons to activate first
    C kraken
    1B y.gurriel (3B)
    2B arraez (3B/OF)
    SS paredes (3B)
    3B vlad (1B)
    MI odor (just won him in FAAB, but of course his OBP is awful)
    CI miggy (1B)
    OF (4): choo, lopes, gallo, sunday santana
    util (1) otani
    BN: lou bob
    DL (10): simmons
    NA (1) mercado (i had paid for and stashed mountcastle, till mercado got minor’d)
    SP: bieber, gibson, allard, keller, heaney, singer, duffy, kikuchi
    RP (max 4 slots): d.castillo, bass, buttrey, karinchak
    DL (10): giles, drake

    so i guess it’s drop odor or paredes (or could be simmons himself, but he’s over the years been a boring decent floor guy, esp considering OBP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  99. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. any thoughts on buying low on woodruff? My dan Hudson for woodruff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Woodruff

  100. William Hung says:
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    Dang – I did not realize how solid Kyle Freeland has been this year – a QS in every start so far… someone to give a long look at in QS leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you can stomach Coors starts

  101. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    quick question about Casey Mize and Tristan McKenzie. Will they be in the rotation next year, or still be in the minors

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      doubt mize is in minors to start year. mckenzie could be from CLE’s depth.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with Joey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess they break camp with teams

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok i’ll keep them on my mlb roster

  102. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- Joe Jimenez having another terrible game. Grab Farmer?

    Thanks

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      should be soto here on skills if jj is removed.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        actually from usage lately cisnero should be this guy, but him and soto have great skills so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, if you must

  103. Steve says:
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    Which prospect do you like better?

    Rodgers or Carlson?

    Carlson has more secure playing time… but has struggled out of the gate.

    Just curious who you prefer. 14T keep forever

    Thanks Greg! Have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlson

      • Steve says:
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        Thanks, btw, Greg was an autocorrect….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  104. Licketty Splits says:
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    1. Could you rank top 3 for save potential?
    Castillo, Romano, Estevez, Pagan, T. Williams, & Kimbrel (hate him but looking “better” of late)
    2. How much FAAB would bid on your top one or two considering I have $801 left & currently 3rd in saves BUT my current RP are Buttery, Karinchak (fingers crossed), & Jimenez with Anderson & Giles on IL.
    3 I have no IL slots but have held Giles for a while & not entirely sure on Anderson …are they both drops? or which one would you drop 1st?
    4. Drop Jimenez or just bench for now
    Hope your weekend was “Faab”

    • Licketty Splits says:
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      Possibly add Farmer to question 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Williams, Pagan, Romano

      2. Meh, $33 for top two and whichever you get is fine

      3. Yes

      4. Drop

  105. Nightpandas says:
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    Thoughts on Parades? Seems to be playing well..I’ve got an extra bench spot in a keeper and he could replace Mondesi as I bench him for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid bat, but power, and not speed

      • Russowl says:
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        Grichuk or obtain?

        • Russowl says:
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          Sorry ohtani?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, Ohtani

  106. Crazy J says:
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    CMart, Donaldson, ODORizzi, and Wade D on the DL for me and that’s one too many. i feel like CMart is my drop since middle relief doesn’t dazzle me and I am guessing he won’t start or close.

    Who would you cut loose?

    Also… cyclopsing Cristian Javier as I need a K-rate pick me up, your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose CMart

      Javier is fine, but could blown up at any time

  107. Licketty Splits says:
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    Same team as above addressing my hitting. I need to drop Mercado, S. Long & maybe Carlson or Tauchman.
    My hitting cats are as follows 5th in R; 7th in HR; 6 in RBIs; 1st in SBs; & 10 in Avg

    My although my IF is rock solid with Olson, Villar, Ramirez, Story, Chapman, & Swanson & Happ as a fill in for daily lineups where as my OF is Soler, Avisail, Happ, Cutch, & Carlson & Tauchman then Mercado & Long are bench.

    1. Best available bats: V Reyes, Y Diaz, Tapia, Crowenworth, Kendrick, & Mountcastle.
    I figure pick up the best 2 & bid aggressively & hold Carlson for now. Your take??
    2. How much would be a solid bid for the top 2 or 3??

    Thanks …really appreciate your time answering my questions

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Mountcastle, Cronenworth

      2. Roughly same as RPs…Maybe $45 for Mountcastle and $22 for Cronenworth

  108. Stephen Lyon says:
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    FFS – they couldn’t let Weaver get one more out? That said, it’s my own stupid fault for not trusting SON on Dunn and starting him as well (or instead of).

    No idea why I trust SON on some guys and not others (rolling eyes emoji)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I looked at Dunn too, sigh

  109. Licketty Splits says:
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    Last question ..fingers crossed
    Drop Yarbrough or Mize to make room for a RP …guessing Mize has upside with a side of Rolaids
    Rest of SP are Clevinger (back soonish), Berrios, Gallen, Richards, Cueto, Urias, Mize, & (waiting for) Gore along with Yarbrough
    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either, can lose Mize, but I’d look at their matchups

  110. Mr Baseball says:
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    Teoscar Hernández – should I buy into him keeper league – do you see a recession or breakout

  111. Mr Baseball says:
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    Teoscar Hernández – should I buy into him keeper league – do you see a recession or breakout

    I would have to trade for him – owner is selling on hot streak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy him for right price

  112. William Hung says:
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    Mookie Betts singlehandedly turned a 8-5 deficit into a 7-6 win for me in a span of 2 hours…

    Wiped out Carrasco shizzshow of a start… does your opinion of Carrasco change after today? I might consider holding him if you still think it’s worth it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nothing changed on Carrasco, just a lousy start, but I also don’t know your options

        • William Hung says:
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          i guess my perception is a little different from Carrasco just seeing his command be a bit wonky 3 starts in a row, and he finally paid for it today – options aren’t great in a 12 teamer, so I think I need to hold, but it’s a big of a gamble to roll him out against STL unless you can risk your ratios in return for K’s

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I hear ya

  113. Curious George says:
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    My Lewis for his vlad? Or aim higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Curious George says:
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        Is olson a significant upgrade vs vlad?

        Avg, ops, xbh, hr, K’s, net sb, r, rbi

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not significant

          • Curious George says:
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            Grey you’re the man – last question: nola, Bart, or Sean Murphy? Have nola right now and he gets about 2x the ABs of Murphy. Bart playing time tbd…

  114. The Great Knoche says:
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    Ketel Marte with the ultimate 4020 week. Or should I say 3010.

    24 AB 8 H No god damn counting stats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  115. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of these guys next week. who do you like?

    winker – 4 @ milw, 4 vs chc
    grichuk – 1 @ tb, 3 vs bos, 3 vs bal
    calhoun – 4 vs col, 3 vs sf

    thanks!

  116. ryanoger says:
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    Util spot:

    Drop Carlos Santana, Fletcher, or Calhoun for Trent Grisham?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fletcher

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