The Yankees scored 20 runs and Giancarlo Stanton returned from the IL with an 0-for-4. Giancarlo Stanton really impressed me last night by staying on the field for numerous swings without oblique, hammy, calf, forearm, torso, shin, neck or shoulder issues. Stanton has a chance to pass his games played total last year of 18. He’s currently at 14, but there’s no way he plays four more games, right? *pop, pop, pop* Paul O’Neill from a remote location, “What is that popping noise?”
Michael Kay in his trademark baritone, “Paul, that’s Giancarlo wrapped in bubble wrap!”
“Ah, that’s great to see.”
“Yeah, really cool. What a team player.”
“Totally.”
“Hey, you ever notice our Yankees’ broadcasts are the boringest broadcasts?”
“Is boringest a word?”
“I bet it is.”
“Interesting. Like this conversation.”

Also, in this game, Luke Voit went bazinga two times (3-for-5, 5 RBIs), hitting his 17th and 18th homers. He was the late-round corner man to draft. Sigh. Speaking of sighs, Gary Sanchez (1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .131) had his first ball hit that didn’t include his crotch. Then, DJ LeMahieu (4-for-6, 3 runs, 5 RBIs) hit his 7th homer, as he hits .363. He’s so adamant to defy me it makes him a real pest. Finally, Aaron Hicks (1-for-4) hit his 5th homer on my bench. *breathes in 95% smoke-filled air mixed with pandemic* What a time to be alive! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Aaron Judge – Expected to return by this weekend. Yankees are getting healthy just in time to get injured again.

Gio Urshela – 3-for-4, 4 runs as he was activated from the IL. The Yanks sent down Miguel Andujar, who couldn’t catch a break if he were strapped into a Baby Bjorn on Giancarlo’s chest and sent down the alpine slide at Action Park.

Deivi Garcia – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.28. Yankees got out to a huge lead, and Deivi sailed out to the Ivictory Coast for a free stay at the W, likely on the back of a seagull, because he weighs 68 pounds. I’d go with the Streamonator for Deivi (and every pitcher the rest of the way).

Taijuan Walker – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER and 6 more unearned, ERA at 3.05. Whoa! Talk about a ticker shock! Damn, that box scare nearly gave me a heart attack.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer. He’s so overdue he may as well have hit that homer via USPS. CNN scroll, “BREAKING: Vladimir clogs up mail with home runs.”

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Thinking about swishing around the nickname Lou-Gu-Ju like it’s a Korean rice wine.

Tommy Pham – Could return any day now. I FAAB bidded (that should be the past tense of bid so that’s what I’m using) on Pham this past weekend in a 12-team NL-Only, because I am so ahead of the time I’m in 2021, and we’re still in lockdown, don’t rush.

Justin Turner – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “When Jerry in Accounting said he was out of staples, I simply pointed out that Carla might have some extra from her stomach operation.”

Tony Gonsolin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.51. Real question: Have the Dodgers ever had a bad pitcher?

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and two homers (10, 11). When Calhoun homers, he’s an immediate hot schmotato like Grichuk. Kole goes from zero to hot like *snaps fingers* Hey, I sound like I’m on Shark Tank.

David Peralta – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer. Diamondbacks’ offense must’ve just been picturing Bum’s pitching.

Daulton Varsho – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. He played center field yesterday, but should have catcher eligibility in most leagues. Hubba Bubba, ya catch me?

Madison Bumgarner – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 8.53. Bum has turned into real ass.

Jared Walsh – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. He’s in the cushiest spot in baseball, sitting right in front of Trout like it’s an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .198. Whoever sold the two Upton brothers aging cream ripped them off.

Brandon Nimmo – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer. Nimmo is WAF! Wet ass fishy!

Ryan Yarbrough – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.97, as he came in after an Opener. It only took Cash’s brain custard seven weeks to congeal into smart thoughts about Yarbrough coming into the game after an opener when he’s most comfortable.

Nate Lowe – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting .250, but three homers in the last four games, and could be starting to get out from under the Lowe shadow of other Lowe, and blossom into a hot schmotato.

Jack Flaherty – 3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 5.52. Listen, they can’t all be great starts but WHAT THE F*CK! Seriously, I know they can’t all be gems, but WHAT THE F*CK! Hey, I get it, we all have off nights, but WHAT THE F*CK!

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .210. Also, in this game, Keston Hiura (1-for-4, 4 RBIs) hit his 12th homer and Ryan Braun (1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th homer. Apparently, Flaherty will get you everywhere. I mean, cool, I get it, but WHAT THE F*CK!

Daniel Vogelbach – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer. He homered off Crismatt, who sounds like Santa’s reindeer, Lispy.

Javier Baez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (7) and legs (2). Please have a great final ten days so I’m not dealing with a ton of people asking me why I’m ranking Baez in the top 30 again next year. For the love of me!

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.00 vs. Carlos Carrasco – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.27. This game was billed as the last three days of your diet, or simply Yu vs. Cookie.

Michael Lorenzen – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.56. How can the Reds start Lorenzen and not let him hit? That’s such an easy call, which I guess is every MLB manager’s Achilles heel.

Kevin Gausman – MRI came back clean of his elbow and the Giants say he can start on Saturday, assuming the firefighter masks get to them in time. As you prolly heard, the Giants/Mariners didn’t play yesterday, due to forest fires. More devastating setbacks than even Forrest Whitley.

Dane Dunning – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.33. Dane Dunning getting himself in the conversation for a top 40 overall starter next year. Do I hear 30…?

Tim Anderson – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .377. You know what’s funny in a not funny way? In the preseason, I picked Yoan Moncada as AL MVP. I could’ve literally picked any other White Sox player and been more right.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .252. Love to see a full 162-game season from Buxton. Of course, we never will. But I’d love it if we did.

Jose Altuve – 0-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. His knee healed quicker than was originally anticipated by the champion Operation board game player.

Jose Urquidy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.70. There is so many starters to draft next year without worrying about taking Gerrit Cole, Bieber, yadda-blabbity-bloo. As for this year, as said above, look at the Streamonator for final matchups.

Willie Calhoun – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. He’s going to be 26 years old next season, and the Rangers have messed with him for four years. He doesn’t have one full season of games under his belt. Guess they saw Willie and figured they’d dick him around.

Antonio Senzatela – 9 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.30. A’la the lady in the deli scene in When Harry Met Sally, “I’ll have what it’s having,” and the “it” is the Coors humidor.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer. If you drafted Adam Duvall in the 1st round, you wouldn’t have been wrong. You might’ve been killed though for being a witch.

Jose Iglesias – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .374. Not to sacrilege up in here, but Church has been on fire all year.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.45. Sandy’s in the Sixto Mode and Pab-Lo camp of Marlins’ starters who I trust, and if Mikhail Gorbachev’s reading, I’m verified.

Isan Diaz – Hit the 60-day IL. He opted out in July, returned last week for five games, injured his groin, and, with 15 games games to go, is out for 60 games. That’s an adventure in ‘Why bother?’

Matthew Boyd – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 6.75. Ain’t gonna bag on him, except for this small bagging: I watched some of this start, and if he would’ve walked four guys in 5-plus against a better team, this line would’ve been ugly too.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-2, and his 6th homer, hitting .246. His home run trot is still going, but they’ve already counted it.

Willi Castro – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .352. If the BA doesn’t give you a heads up, and you don’t think it stands for Bon Appetit, Willi’s been hot.

Jonathan Schoop – Hit the 10-day IL with a sprained wrist. Replacing Schoop will be Goodrum. Think that’s how Kitty Dukakis got into trouble.

Danny Duffy – Missed the team flight, so he missed his start. Royals are going to show Duffy the same video again that they showed all their players in the beginning of the year: OJ running in the airport to make his flight. Some people clearly missed the point due to the cringe factor.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    So good the report, better than the marinade I made for my turkey wings this morning and my wife gave me a thumb up on that same marinade so it’s damn good, man. Trust me!

    a. Madbum changed his name after the dirt bike accident in ST last year to BadBum and he’s been bad ever since. Last year, not good not terrible. But this year, I know corona, really stank bad!

    b. Added Lourdes where he was available!!! Should that be possible? How is it possible, he’s owned in 97% of leagues??!!

    c. Weird factoid…Duvall has a .200 BABIP over the last 14 days. He’s only popped 7 HRs during that time. What a punk!

    d. Crismatt actually sounds like HAZMAT as in you will need one after he destroys your team.

    e. Too funny on Duff boy’s missed flight blurb. We have to find out why he missed the flight. Like okay, he showed up late at the airport duh, but why did he show up late? Was there a reason or is he protesting? We gots to know, mang!

    f. MLB quote of the day for September 16, 2020

    ‘I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.’

    Sanford ‘Sandy’ Koufax, aka Sanford Braun. Koufax won the CYA three times – 1963, 1965 and 1966. Only playing 12 seasons, he was one of the best pitchers ever and the youngest to go to the HOF. He was forced to retire at the age of 30 because of arthritis in his left elbow. Koufax is my pick as the best player in LAD history.

    He was the first pitcher to throw four no-hitters and the eighth pitcher to throw a perfect game. He is also remembered for being one of the best Jewish athletes in American sports history.

    His 162-game average.

    16-8 W-L, .655 PCT, 2.76 ERA, 30 GS, 13 CG, 4 SHO, 222 IP, 168 H, 77 R, 68 ER, 78 BB, 229 K, 908 BF, 131 ERA+, 2.69 FIP, 1.106 WHIP

    His two best years were probably 1964 and 1966, though 1963 was also great.

    1964

    19-5 W-L, .792 PCT, 1.74 ERA, 28 GS, 15 CG, 7 SHO, 223 IP, 154 H, 49 R, 43 ER, 53 BB, 223 K, 870 BF, 186 ERA+, 2.08 FIP, 0.928 WHIP

    1966

    27-9 W-L, .750 PCT, 1.73 ERA, 41 GS, 27 CG, 5 SHO, 323 IP, 241 H, 74 R, 62 ER, 77 BB, 317 K, 1274 BF, 190 ERA+, 2.07 FIP, 0.985 WHIP

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      Ha, thanks!

      A. Ah, hadn’t heard, makes sense tho

      B. Shouldn’t be possible

      C. Eesh, needs to be better

      D. Ah, it might

      E. Haha, not sure

      F. That’s awesome!

  2. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    12 teamer, gotta drop somebody for stanton back. in semi finals h2h, one win here and i get money. was best team all year (literally never not in 1st, albeit my AVG is terrible and i’m being beat right now)
    C sev
    1B olson
    2B hiura
    SS mondesi (if he can just be convinced it’s last week i probably win)
    3B bohm
    OF (3): harper, bellinger (1B), winker
    util (2): yaz, y.gurriel (1B/3B)
    BN: dj stewart
    DL (5): stanton

  3. Dave D says:
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    Damn, Flaherty just killed what momentum I had in a couple leagues. Honestly, pitching has been such a mess for me this year. Nailed some later pick like Davies, Civale, Kelly, Ian and Sixto but blew it on Flaherty, Morton, Bum, EdRod.Its a shame because I have three good teams on the offense side but no good pitching staffs. Time to go back to the drawing board for 2021 for me and do a better job selecting arms. Bats never seem to be the issue for me. I always find a Dylan Moore or such. 2020=Arm-a-get-done

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that sucked on Flaherty — ruined his entire year with one start

      • Dave D says:
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        I own both Flaherty and Wainwright in one DC and basically Waino has been way better. Who would have thought?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not that close either

  4. BigEasy says:
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    14 team dynasty

    Drop MadAss for Senzatela, Mills or Kremer? Also need an MI and Hoerner is still out there. Hoerner over all those arms?

    • BigEasy says:
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      Boyd and Musgrove also available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need an MI? Then go with Hoerner — odd that Boyd is available in a dynasty league tho

      • BigEasy says:
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        He was rage dropped this week

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should be owned

  5. Nightpandas says:
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    Good morning,

    We starting Odorizzi in a 15 teamer today vs White sox? Hopefully it’s not another stinker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust him

  6. William Hung says:
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    Manuel Margot or Shogo if I’m looking for SBs?

    • Cram It says:
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      I was gonna pick up Shogo for SAGNOF on Monday for the doubleheader. Grey beat me to him. Shogo took a caught stealing in both games. I got a good laugh out of that.

      I’m content with Margot instead.

  7. Philsfan76 says:
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    Hahaha nice Action Park reference! Make sure you catch Class Action Park, the docu on it. Fantastic.

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      Is that the one in jersey back in the late 70’s/ 80’s ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s the one, Lenny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I just watched it, it was great — I still remember thinking I was going to die at any moment being there

  8. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Lol that Yu blurb!

  9. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Best pick up for save down the stretch? Crichton or Neris?

  10. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    12 teamer with hits, OBP over AVG, OPS and total bases added
    C DTD arnaud
    1B goldy
    2B villar (SS)
    SS treat
    3B laSTELLA (1B/2B)
    MI didi
    CI: mostsuckass (1-3B)
    LF: ozuna
    CF happ (all OF)
    RF: stanton
    OF: tucker (LF/RF)
    util (1): JBJ (CF)
    BN: otani (both), moreland

    1. drop moreland for b.miller/w.castro/jelly donut/fuentes?
    2. drop JBJ for akiyama?

    • jason batteiger says:
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      in 1, add marmo to those options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Miller
      2. Sure

  11. fletch f. fletch says:
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    Would you trust Odorrizi for his start against the CWS tonight? My guess is the answer is no. Maybe a better question is do you think there is any scenario where he has a good start tonight and you trust him the rest of the short season?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      SON says “No”. There have been times that SON is wrong, but I’m generally not let down very often.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  12. Scott says:
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    You’re Duvall comment made me (actually) LOL.

  13. Nick says:
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    Grey,

    dynasty team , leading the semi finals (already)

    looking for a 2B/3B for next season, i had Lourdes , but no more 2B eligible in Fantrax

    just missed Brujan i wanted badly, for SBs, , cause an other “not qualified team” is already riding the FA wave! and stashing

    i have starters in Villar and Rendon
    What about Villar in 2021? do i need a backup?
    i can get : Brad Miller / La Stella / Urshela/ Candelario / JD Davis…/ Dalbec
    i dropped Hanser Alberto, zero HR/RBis/SB… only hits and avg
    Madrigal / Bohm / Lux / Hoerner are not pickable :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stash Davis

  14. Lubes says:
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    Hey grey-
    I asked early last week about H2H two start starters this week, and you said alcantara, minor, and yarbrough in that order. I picked up the first two so *emoji thumbs up* so far on that one!

    Teoscar to take BP today, off IL as soon as tomorrow.
    this goes in the “good problem to have” category but who’s my OF drop to get him back in?
    – Laureano
    – Duvall
    – Springer
    – Kyle
    – Franmil

    Thanks! Coming down to the wire!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      Laureano

      • Lubes says:
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        Thanks! Franmil’s been so cold, but when he breaks out its great

        Also- worth adding Chrichton over Rogers (sf)?

  15. Fleeced says:
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    Should I pick up Walsh or D Fletcher? Can drop Alonso, Mondesi or Swanson

    • Fkeeced says:
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      I can grab laureano or Riley as well. I just need offence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

  16. The Tigers blanked Royals for first shutout of 2020 last night. Would you stream Brady
    Singer today? Singer only allowed one hit & two walks while striking out eight across eight scoreless innings and earned the win against Cleveland last time out. The Tigers are not great, but the Royals aren’t any better either.

    • Grey

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      I am, but it’s risky

  17. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Me n the kids call him Giancobi Stantonbury.

    I used to sit by the alpine slide and watch all the people wipe out. Most fun part of the park.
    By the end of the day there were 100 people walking around with iodine painted on their legs and back. Good times.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yes! I had forgotten that people would throw their slides off the chair at people’s head — good times!

  18. Dude at Dude's says:
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    I have 6 moves left for the last two weeks of season (playoffs) and Jared Walsh is sitting on the wire (smoldering hot). My current 1b are Sano, Cronenworth (I use him at 2b and SS too) and Austin Nola (if I need him).

    My closers are Daniel Hudson, Melancon, Montero (Tex) (also have Pomerenz SP/RP & Gregory Soto SP/RP). I also have Austin Gomber for ratios.

    Should I grab Jared Walsh? Or should I pick up a closer(s) like Crichton or Neris? Or should I do both i.e. grab Walsh and a closer?

    Thank Grey for all your help, love your work and advice!

  19. Weee says:
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    Who to roster for the next two weeks; Jeffress or Kimberly?

    • Weeee says:
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      Haha Kimbrel

  20. DonnieB says:
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    Neris got the save last night but allowed a couple baserunners along with 2 Ks. Workman has been pretty crappy with 2 base runners every time. Is Neris the guy to go with for saves in PHI? Thanks as always.

    • DonnieB says:
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      I gues you answered my question above when you suggested Crichton over Neris. Crichton o

      Crichton is available too.

    • Grey

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      I don’t think so, I think they’ll just switch them on and off in a committee

  21. Five-on-One says:
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    After completely destroying my pitching, it looks like Gray and Paddack are finally on the shelf this week. Don’t know why I had to wait for them to stop pitching before I took them out of my line-up. So I am looking for SP replacements:

    Gallen @HOU (-$7.9)
    2-start May @SD (-$7.6) and vOAK ($2.8)
    Javier vAZ ($4.8)
    Kikuchi vSD ($1.7)
    2-start Smyly @SEA ($1.8) and vCOL ($18.2)
    2-start Odorizzi @CHW (-$6.3) and vDET (not on SON)
    2-start Singer @DET ($1.9) and vSTL (-$0.7)
    2-start Caleb Smith @LAA (-$16.3) and vTEX ($12.7)

    1) Please rank top four from the above list.

    2) If looking for AVG and SB, please rank Pham, Calhoun, Dyson and B-Ham.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Gallen, Javier, May, Smith

      2. Willie or Kole Calhoun?

      • Five-on-One says:
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        Thanks. And Willie.

      • Five-on-One says:
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        Don’t trust the SON with Smyly? Has he let you down too many times in the past?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m not messing with him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Willie

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Maybe Pham tho, if he’s back

  22. NUX says:
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    So they moved the series from Seattle to SF and they’ll play 1 game today and 1 game Thursday. I just went and looked it up, so figured I’d throw that info in here in case someone else was wondering.

    • Smitty says:
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      Good to know – thx Nux

  23. Ellis says:
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    KItty Dukakis reference, very funny!

    Did not mention Musgrove who was on the verge of doing a Flaherty Bumgarner but steadied the ship, thank goodness!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

      I saw on Musgrove, he’s such a mess

  24. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    varsho or bart ros? OBp no avg head to head league. Garbage cathers on wire… J. McCann and Narvaez to name a couple.

    Sorry for catcher question…

    • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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      Meh maybe just stream? Hate crappy catchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream — Varsho

  25. detroit_kozak says:
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    Any point in holding on to Garrett Hampson? Looking at picking up Jared Walsh.
    Whats more frustrating, Stanton injuries or Rockies held back by Bud Black?

    • Grey

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      I’d go Walsh — they’re both so frustrating

  26. Travis Hafner says:
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    1. Comfortable rolling out Smyly today? Decent matchup @Sea and he was really good in long relief before entering rotation.

    2. In an innings cap league where wins are tight, should I bench wheeler? Going against Degrom and coming off nail issue, not sure if I should just roll with him or bench, assuming a 6IP 3ER 6 Ks outing is really not all that beneficial.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nope
      2. I’d start Wheeler

  27. Will says:
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    How’d you like to be the guy who signed Bumgarner for 5 years and $85 million last December? Giants are looking smart to have let him walk. Did AZ hire Dave Stewart (of Shelby Miller for Dansby Swanson fame) back as GM?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DBacks do a lot of questionable moves, surprised they got Gallen tbh

  28. Cohen says:
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    Grey, any worries starting McCullers today at home vs Tex?

  29. scoboticus says:
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    Rizzo had a multi-hit game last night, so it’s time for him to go 0-12 again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw, was gonna mention it but no HRs and bleh

    • Dude at Dude's says:
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      I cut Rizzo for Duvall FWIW

        • DonnieB says:
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          I cut Rizzo for Urquidy but I do need BA along with wins. FWIW

          • Yaz Mantle says:
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            i cut rizzo for dalbec. need bobby to start cranking again!

  30. Cohen says:
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    Grey,please pick 3 best streamers?
    Luzardo home vs SF
    Paddack at Sea
    CMart at Pitt
    G.Richards at Sea
    P.Lopez home vs Wash
    Dunning at Cin
    Houser home vs KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo, Lopez, CMart

  31. Curious George says:
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    Drop ohtani (DH) to stream? Been sitting a bunch this past week. Drop ohtani for Walsh?

    • Grey

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      Yeah, go for it

  32. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    We starting Jake Odroizzi fresh of the IL @ Palehose?

    Lance McCullers Jr also newly often the vacation list starting @ home v Texas

    I kinda like McCullers, not sure on Jake. Thoughts?

    • Grey

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      I wouldn’t touch either, but McCullers if I had to

  33. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    You touching Marquez at home vs OAK today?

    Thanks

  34. Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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    Good stuff Grey! Carla had extra staples!! LOL

    Please pick 3 of these young bruthas for next year (15-team relevance):

    Dunning
    Ian Anderson
    Sixto
    Burnes
    Trist McKenzie
    Christian Javier
    Framber Valdez

    Thanks!!

    • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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      oh and throw in Urquidy if you don’t mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      Sixto, Anderson, Burnes

  35. The Great Knoche says:
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    Coors just isn’t Coors the last two weeks.

    Seriously….those Socks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, wtf

  36. Just Asking says:
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    What are your thoughts on Nate Lowe rest of this week and season? Like him or Walsh better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Walsh

  37. DonnieB says:
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    Please rank these stashes for next year: Beneintendi,Gore, Wander? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wander, Gore

  38. aintlifegrand says:
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    Closer carousel for the stretch:

    Which two from Workman, Hudson, Hirano, Crichton?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson, Hirano

  39. I need a 1b says:
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    Start Walsh, Sano or Cronenworth tonight?

  40. Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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    One more query Lothario!

    Pick 4 of these Kyle Hendricks-types to stabilize your ratios next year in 15-teamers:

    Davies
    Marco Gonzo
    Keuchel
    Canning
    Yarbrough
    Soroka
    Merrill Kelly
    Bassitt
    KK Kim
    Dakota
    Brad Keller

    And which ones wouldn’t you touch with even MY KIELBASA???

    Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      Yarbrough, Keuchel, Bassitt, then flip a coin, Canning, I guess

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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        Thanks Grey! I’m ready for your rankings now please and thank you!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, No problem

  41. rhodyballer says:
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    Pham or Peralta over Arozarena?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, unless Pham’s back

      • hondo says:
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        San Diego only has 5 games next week.Dropped Grisham for N.Lowe,DH @ BAL tomorrow with winds blowing out.I also snatched Margo and the other Lowe.Then Friday through next week the winds blow in at ~ 10MPH.I can’t wait to see who’s on my roster this weekend.

        • hondo says:
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          *Margot.

          • hondo says:
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            Didn’t work out.N.Lowe and Margot batted 4 and 5.They IBB’ed N.Lowe twice and Margot handled the rest with an 0-fer with a couple K’s.
            This one of the oh so many reasons I don’t work at NASA.

              • hondo says:
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                Lowe the B just tied it with a no doubter,This is cool.Now they get another set of AB’s just when I’d given up.I’ll miss this in 2 weeks.

  42. detroit696969 says:
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    Hey Grey! Great stuff.

    With only 1.5 weeks left in the season, can I drop Sano for Jared Walsh? He would be my everyday start at 1B. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d try it

  43. Cram It says:
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    Would you believe I own Walsh in NFBC? Of course, I missed out on his tear last week, but still.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How’d you pull that one out of your ass?

      • Cram It says:
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        Speculated on phasing out Pujols due to age and/or suckage. I’m convinced my bench stats are better than my starting lineup stats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, been there, sometimes you get lucky, like me and start guys like Jeimer before he starts hitting just bc you have no one else

          • Cram It says:
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            Totes

  44. Shane says:
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    Is Giles worth hanging on to seeing if the Jays put him back in the closer role soon?

  45. Yaz Mantle says:
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    1. pick two to start today: ty france, Asdrubal cabrera, jonathan villar

    2. which 2 OF sits?: franmil, kyle lewis, j.d. davis,laureano, hunter dozier? thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Asdrubal, Villar
      2. Laureano, Davis

  46. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    14 Team Roto
    Sounds like Teoscar will be coming back probably Thursday so I need to drop one of these to make room for him. Who is the drop
    J.D. Davis
    Verdugo
    Clint Frazier (sounds like he will still play everyday with Judge and Stanton back),
    DJ Stewart
    Thanks!

  47. hondo says:
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    Looks like the robot isn’t taking the Friday DH with Washington and Miami into consideration.Corbin and Sixto are both listed as not starting until next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, that’s weird — we get schedules from MLB

      • hondo says:
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        Makes sense.MLB has both games TBD for both teams.I guess who’s starting which is hasn’t been announced.The robot has some unknown guy named Nick Neidert for Miami and Fedde for the Nats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nick “The Nerd” Neidert? Damn

          • hondo says:
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            Same thing with todays Cards-Brewers DH,only 1 set of pitchers listed.I know the 2nd game has Suter going for the Brewers but I was hoping to get an idea if he can go 5 IP.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What do you mean same thing? There’s no DH listed?

  48. lwomack58 says:
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    Need a hitter: Need just the best all around batter:

    Shogo- vs Pit and vs Whitesox-Lopez, Cease and Dunning

    Profar vs Dodger-Graterol followed by May and @ Sea-Kikuchi, Sheffield, and Dunn

    Solano vs Sea-Newsome & Margevicius- and @ Oak-Bassitt, Montas and Luzardo

    A. Garica vs Stl-Wainwright & Oviedo-and vs KC-Bubic, Hernandez and Keller

    Thank you

      • lwomack58 says:
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        That’s a surprise. For some reason I thought you might say Profar or Shogo.

        Any reason why you like Solano best?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s best all-around — Shogo might not play every day, and Profar is not best all around

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            But they’re all close

            • lwomack58 says:
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              Again thank you for all your advise.

              Currently have two teams fighting in the playoffs on Yahoo H2H.

              One other question:

              Would you stream T. Anderson vs Sea.
              Last time he went he went 6 inn of shoutout ball. Currently has a 1.82 ERA @ home in 24 innings.

              Or
              Barria vs Tex-3.95 ERA @ home. Tex hasn’t been very good.

              Thanks

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yes, both — I am streaming Barria if that helps

                • lwomack58 says:
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                  Great-Thanks

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    No problem

  49. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Grey!

    I benched Dunning via your suggestion, I almost didn’t, but’s it happens. We’re not perfect, don’t get upset, I’m just breaking balls. You know how ya Jews are.

    Now, it didn’t killed me as I’ve starter Pablo, Urquidy, Yu, and Yarborough (unknowingly) lol, but happy obviously.

    I’m up huge, my opponent streamed Touki and owns a Rogers Min who gave up a couple runs. I’m up 3-0 wins, 0-0 saves 1.95 to 15.75 ERA and .76 to 3.50 WHIP (he has Castillo Vs PIT, McCullers Vs TEX and a Bundy Vs AZ as does my other opponent unfortunately)

    Risk it or not? Aside from streaming, I have:

    Sixto Vs WAS
    Pablo Vs WAS
    Montas Vs SF
    Yu Vs MIN
    Urquidy Vs ARI
    Dunning Vs CIN
    Yarborough Vs BAL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I remember, but I’d still do it…And not sure why you’re trying to force more starts when you’re up so big, just coast it out

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        You’re right, I agree. I’m an OCD Obsessive Jew from Florida (Marlins fan, Be niicer to them ;) ) who resides in Las Vegas since ‘97, that’s why, LOL.

        You’re right, 100%. Look at Flahtery, we can’t predict everything to a T or we would be Biff Tannen running our own Casinos.

        Thanks Grey, you’re the best at what you do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, I get it…

  50. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    In a 12 team H2H league playoffs. Cant decide whether or not to drop Gausman. If he starts Friday @OAK he will likely get a juicy start at home vs COL next week. If he starts SAT/SUN we will get SD at home. BIg difference there. Also question how many pitches theyll let him throw. He has been so good this year that Im hesitant to drop him but its the playoffs. Could grab canning tomorrow for his start at home vs ARI or Pineda for his 2 next starts @CHC vsCIN.
    What do you think? We are limited to 5 moves a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see how you can start Gausman in a 12 teamer — I’d go Canning

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        Do you mean because of the uncertainty? Hes just been so solid this year. These guys are also available
        Kremer vsTB(snell)
        Eovaldi @MIA(urena)
        The streamonator has a hard on for Eovaldis start. Not sure why as he only threw 40 pitches last time out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Because he just had an elbow MRI

  51. Pat's bat says:
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    Dynasty league trade, 10 team H2H (As you know salaries can get weird in dynasty.)

    His Cole ($72) and Bregman ($18) for my Robert ($3) and Gausman ($3). Cole and Bregman can be kept 2 more years, Robert and Gausman another 4 or 5 with salaries rising to $18 by the end.

    I’m in the playoffs now and for some reason Yahoo is still allowing trades and Cole pitches today and is supposed to be 2x next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Out of a $260 budget? This is not a good trade

    • Pats bat says:
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      For some context, Cole at $72 is very expensive but keepable at that price. Aces are valuable in this league (Scherzer 73, degrom 76 at auction this year.)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Don’t want to tell me the budget?

  52. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Effing Olson. Jesus.

  53. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Way too early 2021 take, but what do you think we’ll see from Clint Frazier next year?

    Seems like Yanks finally realize he’s a full time guy. BABIP is a little high, but everything else has looked pretty good + he’s pacing for 33 HR 11 SB or so. Do you see him as a 30/10 .270 guy next year (which is basically George Springer)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully a trade bc he’ll never get everyday at-bats in NY without something really changing — Feels like Sam Hilliard of NY — though, I guess if he plays, I’d say 24/7/.260

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        If not for the Clevinger trade, I would have said that I could see Cleveland trading for him. Instead, he’ll probably go to the Rockies, make us go nuts in March, then play 2-3 games a week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, wouldn’t shock me…Frazier in Clev. actually makes sense, which is why it’s still puzzling why they traded him away

  54. scoboticus says:
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    Hicks vs. Roark in Yankee Stadium or K. Calhoun vs. Bundy in Angels Stadium?

  55. scoboticus says:
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    you sitting a mildly injured Rosario vs. Giolito today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I had better options

  56. Crazy J says:
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    Is there a chant I can say to keep the regression fairies at bay for one more Wainwright start? I’m just asking for fun because 1st place is so very out of reach!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Macho Man by the Village People

  57. William Hung says:
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    Didn’t know Coors wasn’t a hitters park anymore… these scores the past 2 games have been greatly disappointing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, could use a big series from Story

      • William Hung says:
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        So this is the end of the line for me and being an Olson owner – maybe I’ll jump back in in 2021… I’m debating between Jared Walsh and Nate Lowe… who would you go? My league counts Ks, OPS, and Errors in addition to the standard 5 cats

          • William Hung says:
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            Actually I could in theory move Bellinger to 1B – so I could pick up Clint Frazier ahead of the Red Sox series for the batty call… so Frazier or Walsh?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hmm, Frazier vs. Sox sounds good

  58. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    drop dj stewart or dickerson to activate judge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        that’s a-dick, not c-dick (probably the assumption anyway)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, assumption

  59. Primetime says:
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    Brady Singer 2021 sleeper? Top 40 pitcher? Draws a comparison to Aaron Nola. Hmm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm indeed…I do like him, will have to dig in, but my guess is he won’t be drafted inside top 50 SPs (which is good for us, maybe)

  60. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    I can pick up Teoscar Hernadez who was activated today but didnt play.

    Do I drop Stanton (who didnt play today either) or AJ Pollack who played but left with a hamstring cramp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…I think I’d lose Pollock, tough call

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Honestly, might not make a move

        • Chris says:
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          Thanks Grey…you da man!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  61. Stephen Lyon says:
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    At the risk of jinxing it, Castillo appears to be performing the incredibly rare trick of running into absolute peak form right at the time his fantasy owners need him to. So, so good the last three starts.

    Gotta grab Calhoun, right? To pick him up, I’d need to lose Quinn who seems to do little else but steal a base every time he gets aboard. Which is why, of course, you own him in the first place…

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