Allow me to paint a visual metaphor.  A vetaphor.  The entire league’s pitching is cornered on the grounds of a wildlife preserve.  A tiger, we’ll call him Blister, stalks towards the league’s pitching.  There’s no way out, but the league attempts to urinate on Blister to keep him away.  Then, out of nowhere, Nat Gio, dressed as Lord Beasley, a world famous butterfly collector from Gilligan’s Island, rides his Eddie Bauer jeep into Blister’s den, and befriends the beast, saying, “I slay pussy,” then off everyone’s look, “…cats.”  Yesterday, Gio Gonzalez had yet another great start — 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.49.  I’d love to be a fly on the wall when Gio hears people talking about the new baseball and how offense is up.  Maybe he’s the one pitcher who likes a tightly-sewn baseball.  Up until this year, he must’ve been like, “Geez, is this ball going to unravel when I throw it?”  Of course, his outlook for 2018 fantasy doesn’t look anywhere near as optimistic.  Besides his ERA, there’s nothing promising in his peripherals.  He has left 85.7% of men on base.  That’s more than a wife with a headache.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Trea Turner – Took batting practice on Tuesday, and is about ten days away.  That news is so sexy my ears are now pregnant.  Hope you’re happy, Turner, you’ve made my ears preggers!

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-4 and two homers (5, 6), hitting .353.  Howie like me now!  Or if a cat is reading, Howie like meow.  That’s not a .353 average since his trade to the Nats.  That’s on the season.  However, he has been on the DL for about half the season, so he has less than 200 ABs.

Tyler Skaggs – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.63.   His only blemishes were the Howie homers.  Okay, and those neck razor bumps he got from shaving without Soothing Aloe Barbasol.  Definitely worth trying Skaggs if you’re struggling with pitching, and, really, who isn’t?

Andrew Heaney – Ready to return from Tommy John this weekend.  He’s looked terrific in rehab (2.60 ERA, 29/5 K/BB in 27 2/3 IP), but using him for his first start back in almost 16 months?  Be smart, humanoids, use your Bobby the Brain on Heaney.  Also, he was a bit of a ham-and-egger even before the surgery.

Carlos Correa – Could take BP this weekend.  No way is Correa taking our oil!  Oh, wait, batting practice, carry on.

Lance McCullers – Threw a bullpen session.  No timetable yet for his return, but I can hypothesize.  You want me to hypothesize?  Okay.  He goes on a rehab assignment this weekend, throws two rehab games, returns the first week of September, looks solid, if rusty, then looks dominant on September 13th, which would’ve been Roald Dahl’s 101st birthday, and to that I say, “BFD to The BFG!”

Brad Peacock – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.30.  If you accidentally type “Bra Peacock” into Google, you get some interesting results.  Don’t those feathers tickle?  Any hoo!  Peacock is alternating good start with bad start, and may be tiring.  I’d still hold him for his next start, seeing as how the Stream-o-Nator likes it.

Anthony Banda – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 7.32.  It feels like Banda horses every time he pitches, especially the song, The Funeral.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-5, 1 run as he hit leadoff, hitting .286.  Not sure if Diamondbacks’ manager, Torey Lovullo, just saw Ketel, thought of vodka and put him one, but this would be a boon for his value if he stays at leadoff.  By the way, didn’t Torey Lovullo marry Brad from the Real World/Road Rules Challenge?

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.99.  Said this before, will say it again.  I won’t own Bumgarner because he will be too expensive next year, but the Giants are fools for not shutting him down this year.  Let him get the rest.

Denard Span – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (7).  When he hit that home run, Ben Revere felt a twinge 3,000 miles away and instinctually ran around the bases.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 44th homer, and 80th homer in the last 79 days.  Another question for our legal community, if I break into Giancarlo’s bathroom, dressed up like a toilet, is this illegal?

Marco Estrada – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.09.  Someone mentioned in the comments yesterday something I construed as them saying Estrada is a top 20 starter, and I nearly fell off my chair, and I stand all day or sit in a Barcalounger, which doesn’t allow for falling, so you can imagine my surprise.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .263.  Imagine if he did this in April and May and collapsed in the 2nd half, rather than vice versa.  Teams that quit in June would still be competing and may not be signing up to compete in our fantasy football leagues.  (Smooth segue!)

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Get him now before he hurts himself again!

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners (1 BB), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.78.  Results haven’t been gorge, but his command has been improved.  Guess what I’m saying is I am a monocled cyclops.  By the way, love to be a person who just stumbled on this site.  “Monocled cyclops?  Is this person a mental patient?”  Well, no, I’m not…yet.

Cory Spangenberg – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 4th homer in three days.  Yesterday, I called him a hot schmotato, and today, I say, yup.

Jorge Alfaro – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, a rocket to center field.  Alfaro, did it go?  415 feet.  He is a top catcher prospect with huge raw power.  He did next to nothing in the minors — hitting .241 with seven homers, but he could be a 20-homer catcher with everyday at-bats.  Definitely worth an NL-Only look, we’ll see about the rest.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd in two games.  You consonant having, in Petco driving, buttercup

Matt Joyce – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, 2nd one in three games.  Also, in this game, Matt Olson (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 8th homer, 3rd one in four games.  Someone wake Matt Chapman, because the A’s are on the Mattack!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 35th homer.  Moistasskiss!  (Seriously, though, 35 homers from Moustakas!  SERIOUSLY THOUGH!)

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Moistasskiss and Hosmer both took Blake Treinen deep in the 8th inning of a game the A’s were losing and, gah, that is the worst, right?  It’s like, “I’m going to sleep with another great pitching day,” three hours later, some random West Coast reliever gives up runs and you wake the next day with an ache in your heart, but a vulture win!

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.30.  In the 2nd half coming into this game, he had a 4.25 ERA with only 19 Ks in 29 2/3 IP.  Yesterday’s start vs. the White Sox at home isn’t really indicative of anything.  As Billy Butler likes to lick his lips over, it was a cakewalk.  His next start on the road will be a better indication if Wood’s going flaccid.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, and third homer in the last four games, and third time in the last four days I’ve mentioned him.  Nope, no idea what you’re waiting for either.

Juan Minaya – 1 IP, 0 ER.  He threw a solid 7th inning of a losing game, and the fad of Jake The Petrocka (2/3 IP, 2 ER) looks over before it started.  Nice closer shituation, White Sox.  Just go with A. Bummer, at least it would be appropriate.

Mike Leake – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 3.88.  I don’t know, Mike, that looks more like a flood to me.

Dexter Fowler – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBI, hitting near-.415 in the last week, and owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues, and the ESP is most definitely not extrasensory perception.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, and maybe the 5th time I’ve mentioned him across five months, because, ya know, in 17 games, Rafael Devers (2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI) has the same number of homers as Bogaerts.  Bogaerts is the Nat Gio of hitters.  Did Bogaerts used to train by hitting a loosely-rolled sock and now the tightly wound ball has him all messed up?  I told everyone to sell him in April, but not even I expected anything this bad.

Chase Anderson – Will return to the rotation on Sunday for a start in Colorado.  Chase, you might want a flare-up that pushes your start back a day.

Zach Davies – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  I wouldn’t eff this guy with your fantasy team.

Gregory Polanco – Hit the DL with the strain of a lost season.  There’s no knowable cure yet.

Ivan Nova – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.77.  Okay, but this start was in Miller Park, so you couldn’t have started him here,  and three walks for him in six innings is essentially a flashing sign that reads, “Cauton.”  Someone needs to fire that sign maker too.  Cauton?  What the eff is cauton?

Kyle Freeland – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.74, as he was activated from the DL.  He’s returning from a groin strain that happened when Freeland had a free hand.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 27th homer.  I can’t believe I finally completed my house I made of styrofoam peanuts, I’m going to donate this to a family in need—NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Mark Reynolds – 1-for-3 and his 24th homer.  Even if you told me I could only start Mini Donkey in Coors, I’d own him all year.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer.  Look at this schmohawk rolling up like he hasn’t been terrible all year.  Nice of you to show up every 12th game.  You’re a real champ!

Danny Salazar – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  On my team where I’ve had him since he’s returned from the DL:  32 1/3 IP, 1.39 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 46 Ks.  K-zar!

Carlos Santana – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homer.  Also, in this game, Jason Kipnis (1-for-4) hit his 9th homer; Edwin Encarnacion (1-for-4) hit his 27th homer and Austin Jackson (3-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit his 5th homer.  All of these guys are owned commensurate to leagues, and I don’t know what commensurate means, but Jackson could be available, and a schmotato.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 34th homer.  Serious question, in 2018, Gallo if he were guaranteed a .375 BABIP or Judge and a .250 average?  Only luck separating them?  You said it, not me.  (Okay, I said it.)

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.11.  We discussed Verlander on yesterday’s podcast, and what to expect from him next year.  It’s a real humdinger, which sounds like a command in a brothel.

Devin Mesoraco – Out for three to six weeks with a fractured foot.  He has almost as hard a time staying on the field as he does standing in front of a mirror.

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.39.  Dizzamn, doode’s impressing on the reg.  I was one ‘hella’ away in that sentence from sounding like your embarrassing uncle who wears his baseball cap everywhere.  Have no faith in rookie pitchers in general, but Castillo throws 98 MPH, 9 K/9, 3.89 xFIP and looked dominant against some of the toughest hitters in the league.  He’ll have Growing Pains that we’ll call Boners, but I do own him in a mixed league, so I’m not totally opposed.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks in 93 pitches, ERA at 3.45.  Wow, that was like a 130-pitch complete game for Hendricks.

Aroldis Chapman – 1 IP, 2 ER and the save, but felt tightness in his hamstring.  Funny, his owners have felt tightness in their chest recently.  The Yankees might play it safe with Aroldis, and give him extended rest, but if Robertson and/or Betances are available in your league, can I get in your league?  Do you play for payola?

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Frequent commenter, Packers, mentioned yesterday that Sanchez has 41 homers in 138 career games.  Imagine what he’d have if the Yankees played an extra inning game that lasted 1,242 innings.  (He’d have 82 homers.)

Jacoby Ellsbury – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Ellsbury could be a hot schmotato, or he could tear a hamstring.  I’m going with the latter, like Altuve getting down cereal.

Amed Rosario – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  A *pinkie to mouth*  Rosarip!  No?  Okay.  Both of his homers have come against closers and have gone the other way.  What does all this mean?  Not much, he looks like he has 384-feet power.  Just enough giddy up.  Definitely more impressed with him so far than Ozzie Albies, but a few weeks means nothing.  Oh, and this is the longest blurb ever recorded.  Move on already, Grey!

Dominic Smith – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  If the future is female, someone needs to haze Amed and Dominic and put them in skirts.

Noah Syndergaard – Threw 20 pitches off the mound.  Not timetable for Syndergaard, but, like with McCullers, I’d guess around Roald Dahl’s 101st birthday too for the remake called, Games and the Giant Pitch.

  1. newbvic says:
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    luis castillo or j.a. happ?

    • apox says:
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      @newbvic: Obviously I’m not Grey, but it’s gotta be Happ with the way he’s pitched the past month.

      In a dynasty league, though, totally Castillo.

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Really nice write-up, enjoyed it!!

    a. Started Fartolo, tyvm for not mentioning it. It (stutterer) was the first time in a while that he was overshadowed by someone else (K-Zar).

    b. Dropped the aforementioned Fart-man for Reynaldo Lopez in both of my RCLs. Also added my new 1B Hoskins. My leaguemates must be on crack or are onto fantasy football already.

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 16

    Sarah Miller: ‘-Let me try.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘-No, Sarah…’

    Sarah Miller: ‘No, didn’t you say it was the only way up there?’

    Michael Burnett: ‘-l know l did…’

    Sarah Miller: ‘-All right, then what do we have to lose?’

    Michael Burnett: ‘-l talked to the man…’

    Sarah Miller: ‘-Just let me try, Michael.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘-Sarah…’

    Sarah Miller:’-Please.’

    Sarah Miller (to Rambo): ‘Hello? l´m Sarah Miller. l hope you don´t mind me coming back here. The man that you were talking to…’

    Rambo: ‘l wasn´t talking to anybody.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘All right. The man that was talking to you asked if we could hire you to take us up the river. -You said no. Why?’

    Rambo: ‘-Can´t help you out.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘Well, if you have good reasons, would you mind if l heard them?’

    Rambo: ‘Go home.’

    [Scene change, Burmese army kills some people.]

    [Scene change, back in Rambo’s machine shop where he repairs motors.]

    Rambo: ‘You shouldn’t be in here.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘Would you reconsider? Look, l don´t know anything about you, and it seems like you don’t care to know anything about us.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘Sarah.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘But you live so close to what´s going on over here. l mean, doesn’t it bother you at all?’

    Rambo: ‘lt’s not my business.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘Sarah, we should go.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘Do you believe that people are put here to die for no reason? Or believe in giving time to something other than yourself? l mean, do you believe in anything?’

    Rambo: ‘You really ought to go.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘The man doesn’t care. We´ll figure something out.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        So keeping TreaT was a good idea? Yeah for me!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yay!

  3. Jonathan Levin says:
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    When T Turner returns, who is the drop?
    Miggy
    Segura
    Bregman
    Pham
    Parra
    W Myers?

    Thanks!!

  4. Synyster says:
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    Morning Grey!! Having sellers remorse. Sent over my Stanton and Nova for his Kluber and Domingo. It feels like I committed a crime but I keep telling myself it was a fair trade. All will be right in the world when Trea comes back, right? I’m in a fight for first place right now and we keep flopping back and forth like a wet noodle.

    Drop Parra for lets say Spangenberg, Kendrick, or Fowler? Sticking with Salvador til he comes back.

    Vazquez, Rizzo, Altuve, Turner, Beckham, Parra, Hicks, Domingo, Gallo, BN-Salvador Perez, DL-Trea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Spangenberg — Trade sounds fine if you’re gonna win and need pitching

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks you sexy mustachioed beast!!! Also I’m dropping the right person for Spangenberg, right? domingo isn’t doing to hot either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I like Domingo

  5. Mike says:
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    TOday, I’m starting Jon gray V Atlanta, E-Rod V St. Louis and Charlie Morton V Arizona. You see any reason to bench any of these gents?

    • lt81 says:
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      @Mike: Gray in Colorado, streamonator says both he and E-Rod are not the play like minus 9 and 10

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      Yes I’m wondering the same thing. H2H and he has a lot more starts than me this week. Should I sit E Rod tonight vs StL and play it safe with ratios? Streamonator kind of likes the start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I wouldn’t start Ed-Rod, Gray

  6. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey,

    just wondering !?

    no words about Dinelson?
    Lamet had 4 straight Wins 30K in 30 IP this month…
    ok it was vs Philly yesterday and his next start is vs National-Gio

    i would add him over Orlando Arcia ( i have Didi, Beckham and TreaT at SS )

      • msh2404 says:
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        @Grey: If you avoided three obvious bad starts for Lamet – @col, @cle, @ari – he has 2.8 era on the season. With those games included he still has an 11 k/9 and 1.14 whip on the season. He has some control issues but to me there is more there than a home streamer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like the guy, so I’m not gonna argue against him…

  7. Ian says:
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    We can probably just move on from Polanco if no DL room right?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ian: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian: Agree with Cram

  8. Tony C says:
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    Great stuff today Grey! Thanks. 12 team H2H for ROS IF, Suarez, Hanley, Rhys, Spangenberg, or Cron?
    For OF, Pham, Spangenberg,Mahtook, Margot, Brox or Hendrick?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tony C: Rhys/Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Agree with F

  9. Sean says:
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    Great read Grey! Just when I think it might be time to move on from Reynolds, he always homers.

    Looking to add a hot bat and drop Parra. Who do you like better Howie Kendrick, Melky, or Scooter?

    Forgot to mention I was able to finally snag a pitching upgrade before the deadline last week. My Bregman and De Leon for his Duffy and Nunez. How’d I do?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sean: DeLeon? If it’s a keeper, it’s terrible for you.

      • Sean says:
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        @Cram It: Yes Jose De Leon and it is. He can only be kept for the next 2 years. I’m going for the ship this year and it hasn’t looked like he would help me this year.

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          @Sean: DeLeon won’t but Bregman’s going to be special. I would’ve tried to have done better than Duffy, but it is an pitching upgrade.

          • Sean says:
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            @Cram It: I see what you’re saying now. There weren’t a lot of owners to work with on trades, so I kind of took would i could get. I wasnt’ too high on Duffy either, but better than a lot of the streamers I’ve been rostering. Just checked and it looks like I could only have kept Bregman for 1 year, so that makes me feel a little better.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Sean: I hear ya. You’re going for it all, so hopefully it works out this year.

              • Sean says:
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                @Cram It: Thanks, me too. Been so close, hoping this is finally the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: Thanks! Duffy and Eduardo Nunez? Sounds fine — Melky

      • Sean says:
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        @Grey: Yea that would be the Nunez included in the trade. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then yes, win this year

  10. Scott says:
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    Miguel Cabrera or trumbo ros? I am looking for hr,r,rbi,tb. This is an obp league. Miggy hitting .251 with a .331 obp really isn’t helping there either. And those averages are even lower in 2nd half. Miggy is hitting .202 with .267 obp over his last 30 games (1 hr and 4 extra base hits). Thanks

  11. Kris says:
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    Soooo….I’m an avid reader of this site and I cannot believe you didn’t write about Rougned Odor stealing home last night! If you keep kicking that dead horse it might wake back up…Gray you’re better than this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kris: First I’m hearing of it, I missed that yesterday

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: Probably because it wasn’t ruled a steal as they called a balk.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, that would do it

  12. J-Hova says:
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    Thanks for the McCullers update, i wasn’t sure where he stood. He’s my Freddie Prince Jr Summer Catch fling this season and this pains me but is rostering both he and Paxton smart right now? Early Sept and we’re looking at 2-3 more Mcullers starts max? I’m in first place in my 10 team roto thanks to you. Up a ton of runs, rbi’s & hrs but down like 90 pitcher innings and hurting for holds and saves. Should i drop Mcullers for Minaya or a streamer?

    Have you listened to Lice 3 or Fashawn?? Both are really good!

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Hova: Nah, haven’t listened — McCullers for a streamer is fine, Minaya’s terrible

      • J-Hova says:
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        @Grey:

        I know you’re not an Aesop fan so probably won’t like Lice but the Fashawn is really good

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not that I’m not a fan, just don’t know him that well

          • James Hovey says:
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            @Grey:

            Give Labor Days a shot if you ever have some time. Its aged really well. If you like it all of his work after falls into place really well. Hes an acquired taste but really one of the most rewarding artists out there imo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have Labor Days, Impossible Kid and None Shall Pass… Just haven’t given any of them enough play time yet

              • James Hovey says:
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                @Grey:

                Ahh man, play them on your next road trip to Palm Springs!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Listening now

  13. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Judging by the comments recently I may be the last man standing w Story starting at SS. I said I would give him through this homestand because Coors, but there’s some decent goodness on the wire. Lose story time for Rosario, K Marte, T Anderson, or Semien? 12T h2h redraft. Thanks Grey, if you have time later today to steal my phone and actually be the one to push the drop button for me it’d be a huge help!

  14. Alex says:
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    Add Villar over Moncada in a redraft league? I need some runs and steals quickly before the 1st place team gets Trea back.

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: or Ketel.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Alex: Curious that you’re considering this with 10 days before Trea comes back and not 6 weeks ago. He’s in 1st, is a couple of extra steals going to make a difference for you in the standings?

      • Alex says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah, I’m only 3 steals behind. I picked up Margot awhile back, but he hasn’t stolen much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Can try Villar

  15. Landisimo3 says:
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    Yo Grey! Keep up the amazing work…. Another awesome write up as always… Big move possibly on the table … 12 Team forever keep 10 … + 10 Farm….

    I’m in a serious battle for top 2-3…. Last place team is offering :

    His Abreu or Healy, Taijuan Walker, and Faria or Jordan Montgomery (for my farm)

    FOR My Maitan

    Not to Be long winded, but my potential keepers going forward are Salvador Perez, Bruce, Nunez, Shaw, Cutch, Cain, Longo, Adam Jones, Souza, Lemahieu, Salazar, Maeda, Andrew Miller .. and lots of guys Ralph has recommended on my farm

    Thank you as always !

  16. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    Starting Lynn tonight @BOS?
    Also, are you Starting Bundy vs. LAA tomorrow? Thanks

  17. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey (in advance, thanks for all your hard work),

    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.

    Okay so with Chapman hurt, there are some RP’s available (only half the teams have RP’s, the other teams punt saves, but everyone has been stocking up for playoffs): Betances, Robertson, Britton, Ramos, Hand, Brach, Dyson, Rodney

    I’d like to rock 4 RP’s as it also helps my Whip and ERA (lower) but to grab the replacement, I’d need to drop someone, who do you recommend out of the RP’s available and who would you drop from my team below

    Waiver:
    Hit – E. Inciarte (LF.CF), C. Santana (1B,RF), E. Rosario (Lf,CF). K. Wong (2B, CF) J. Harrison (2B,3B,LF), C. Hernandez (2B), D. Pedroia (2B), Y. Alonso (1B), M. Semien (SS), J. Kipnis (2B), T. Anderson (SS), HanRam (1B), M. Margot (CF), E. Gattis (C), B. McCann (c), M Reynolds (1B), N. Castellanos, T. Mancini, M. Franco, Odubel Herrera, R. Martin(c), C. Vazquez (c), M. Weiters (C), M. Zuzino
    PIT – M Foltynewicz, C. McHugh, R.A Dickey, T. Bauer, J. Urena, J Zimmerman, A. Cashner, R.A. Dickey

    My Team:
    C – EMPTY
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Justin Turner
    SS – Xander Bogearts
    Mi- Tim Beckham
    CI – Justin Smoak
    LF – Christian Yelich
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    RF – Lorenzo Cain
    Util- Ryan Braun
    BN – Mark Trumbo
    BN – Ian Kinsler
    BN – Nolan Arenado
    DL – Trea Turner

    Sp – Alex Wood
    SP – T. Bauer
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    RP – Aroldis Chapman
    Rp – Greg Holland
    P- Edwin Diaz
    P – Wade Davis
    BN- Quintana
    BN – Gerrit Cole
    BN – Justin Verlander
    BN – Jimmy Nelson
    DL – Masahiro Tanaka
    DL – James Paxton
    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marv: Trumbo and Kinsler are pointless at this time of the season…. Can lose Trumbo first…. Betances

  18. morningsunshine says:
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    Howie Kendrick or Scooter Gennett in a 6×6 H2H league?
    Counts R RBI HR SB AVG OBP

  19. ty says:
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    Damn you murdered that write up G.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: Thanks!

  20. Josh says:
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    trade my carlos martinez for his ryan zimmerman in our keeper league? does Zimmerman have any hope of a repeat?

    thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Josh: He could, but doubtful. I’d hold C-Mart

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Josh: not in a keeper, could do it in a redraft for needs.

      • Josh says:
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        @The Harrow:

        Thanks both!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Agree with others

  21. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases added. 12 max starts per week explains the 3 BN bats.
    C hedges
    1B goldy
    2B schoop
    3B longo
    SS albies
    MI pirela (2B/LF)
    CI hoskins
    LF braun
    CF pollock
    RF stanton
    OF pham (CF/LF)
    util fisher (LF)
    BN avila (C/1B)/arcia/taylor (CF)
    drop arcia for ketel one or do i have too few steals guys for this (could grab maybin for that, but he’s not done that since returning from DL)

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Cram It: this is option too grey. so rephrase that to ketel over either of arcia/albies. albies of course has the best speed indicators (and worst performance thus far)

        • Cram It says:
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          @Eli Man Penguin Boy: You probably won’t be competitive in steals regardless.

  22. No Pun Zone says:
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    I usually have Rookie Nookie Avoidance Syndrome for late season call ups. But I took the plunge this year and secured Brinson, Williams and Ozzie while missing out on Devers, Ahmed, Moncada and Rhys. All my rooks are back on the wire. Ugh.

    1. I picked up Mikie two weeks ago and have been rewarded. But realistically, isn’t he soon to go back on the wire in a 12 teamer once he settles down? Out of this illustrious group, who would you be eyeballing? Gomez, Grandy, Markakis (don’t laugh, lots of walks, average), Taylor, Phillips, Zimmerman, Chisenhall, Dom Smith.

    2. Is it crazy to be looking to stream both Lamet and Chacin versus The Nats? Or too clever by half?

    3. All commentators had Taillon as a drop after several short outings and then two games where he was destroyed. After a decent last start, is he now seen as more than a streamer? Seems to be ranked in top 35 SP for ROS now while guys like Happ, Cobb, Faria, Chacin, Castillo are ranked much lower??? One game v Padres changes things?

    • No Pun Zone says:
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      @No Pun Zone:
      Zimmer, not Zimmerman. Auto correct hell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @No Pun Zone: I hear ya…. 1. Smith 2. Chacin’s home ERA is 1.86, no reason to not pitch him 3. Meh, I’d stream at this point with him

  23. Tu-Flock says:
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    Gausman, Fulmer, Pomeranz rest of the way?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Tu-Flock: pomeranz has been consistently awesome for months now. fulmer sure looks still hurt. gausman, well, if you’ve owned him for the over on 2.5 consecutive starts at ANY time this year….

  24. TheOne says:
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    “Serious question, in 2018, Gallo if he were guaranteed a .375 BABIP or Judge and a .250 average? Only luck separating them? You said it, not me. (Okay, I said it.)”

    Seriously! That and Gallo is 2 years younger. Dont let delusional yankee fans hear you compare the 2.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @TheOne: wow, judge really was in the minors for a long damn time. didn’t know that.

  25. Jhohnnhy says:
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    Two questions. Tim Anderson or Arcia? And which OF between Dickerson, Grichuk, Broxton, Odubel, Margot.

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Jhohnnhy: Anderson, probably Margot

  26. mthom42 says:
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    Hanley, Reynolds, or Hoskins? ROS pts league

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. Tehol Beddict the God says:
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    MY LORD, YOU ARE A MASTERFUL WORDSMITH! ALL HAIL!

  28. Five-On-One says:
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    Who sits out of Odor, Gyorko, Albies, Alonso, Moncada and Rhys?

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Five-On-One: Sorry – Need to sit two out of Odor, Gyorko, Albies, Alonso, Moncada, Rhys and Arcia. 5×5 roto with weekly lineups, so not just for today.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Five-On-One: Albies, Alonso

  29. Wilsonian says:
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    Re: Stanton

    The short answer is “yes”.

  30. BAC says:
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    Pivetta @ SD ($4.9) or J. Garcia @NYM ($4.0) stream tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BAC: Neither? Pivetta

  31. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey
    Nervous to start Jimmy Nelson vs Pirates tonight… here’s my options….
    1) Cut him (and stream)
    2) Bench him but hold him
    3) Cut Nelson / pick up Carlos Rodon and start him
    4) Cut Nelson / pick up Rodon and bench him for Dodgers game but start him ROS
    5) Start Nelson and stop overthinking it
    Thank you sir

    • Cram It says:
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      @Murph: 5. He had one terrible start all year. Get past it.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Cram It: he was off and on terrible early in the year (otherwise i’d own him all over, rather than have just streamed him or owned him for 2-4 starts since early in the year). but yeah, in months probably that one bad one.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: He had a bad April month, but he’s been an ace the last 3 1/2 months. Point being, you don’t drop the guy because you’re scared off by a disaster outing.

      • White Rabbit says:
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        @Cram It: agree with Cram – not really close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Agree with Cram

      • Murph says:
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        @Grey: Thank you everyone

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. Coco Loco says:
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    Hey guys, I wanted your opinion on this offense. Lately I’ve been killing it, and, though I’m out of contention, I’m still trying to gain as many points as possible. I was curious about how you thought this offense would rank going into next season:

    C – Sanchez ($1), McCann ($1)
    1B – Abreu ($25)
    2B – Pirela ($1)
    3B – Devers ($1)
    SS – Rosario ($1)
    MI – Bregman ($1)
    LF – Mazara ($1)
    CF – Benintendi ($1)
    RF – Judge ($1)
    OF – M. Cabrera ($1), Kepler ($1)
    Util – Hoskins ($1)
    BN – Hanley ($1), Fisher ($1), Rodgers ($1), McMahon ($1), Acuna ($1)

    Polanco ($22) was just dropped today and I will try to pick him up as a FA once he (hopefully) clears waivers for $1.

    With a $300 budget, my thoughts were to go all in next draft on Scherzer and Kershaw, who will both be available, and spending as much as possible, even if that means $75 each. Pair them with Kluber, deGrom, (maybe) Manaea and Stroman, and I think I’m gold, but that depends on how good you think my offense is.

    11 team roto keeper. All of the above players could be kept.

  33. PB&J says:
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    I gotta lose one of these guys:
    AJ Ramos, Zieger, or Belisle. Who would you suggest gets the cut? This is a SV league.

    • Cram It says:
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      @PB&J: Belisle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: Agree with Cram

  34. Ben says:
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    Cruz for Lorenzo Cain and Gio? Fair?

    • Fabsy says:
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      @Ben: Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Agree with Fabsy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: It is fair tho, if you’re dire on SPs

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: thanks guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Ben says:
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            @Grey: how about if it’s Hosmer instead of Cruz? And between Hosmer and Cain who would you rather keep? Thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hosmer over Cain

  35. Michael DePinto says:
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    Weekly Moron Manager Post:

    Mattingly removes Dan Straily after 5 innings at 77 pitches. Straily was not pinch hit for in the bottom of the 5th nor did he start the Top of the 6th and get into trouble. I know he wasn’t dominating but they just took him out at 77 pitches with a 4-3 lead for something named Odrisamer Despaigne.

    Of course the Marlin bullpen imploded so no win and no quality start for Straily.

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        And then less than 24 hours later Mattingly takes Urena out at 90 pitches in the 5th inning with a 5-0.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, just making it up as he goes along

  36. Mike says:
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    Odubel Herrera or Brett Garnder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Gardner

  37. Matty says:
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    Hey Grey, drop Miggy for Hokins? H2H playoffs in two weeks, and not sure how much longer I can give Miggy to turn it around? Thanks

    • White Rabbit says:
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      @Matty: yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Agree with WR

  38. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Which mi do you like Ros in obp league?

    Albie’s, A Rosario, pirela, Dejong, wong, spangenberg

  39. Fabsy says:
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    Would you sit Starling Marte tonight to start Hoskins…

    Only reason why I am questioning it, is because I can gain ground in SB and AVG which is Marte’supside.. also the matchup looks decent against Jimmy Nelson (8/24, 4 SB)

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fabsy: Not if you need steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fabsy: Agree with Cram

  40. Coco Loco says:
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    Hey guys, I wanted your opinion on this offense. Lately I’ve been killing it, and, though I’m out of contention, I’m still trying to gain as many points as possible. I was curious about how you thought this offense would rank going into next season:

    C – Sanchez ($1), McCann ($1)
    1B – Abreu ($25)
    2B – Pirela ($1)
    3B – Devers ($1)
    SS – Rosario ($1)
    MI – Bregman ($1)
    LF – Mazara ($1)
    CF – Benintendi ($1)
    RF – Judge ($1)
    OF – M. Cabrera ($1), Kepler ($1)
    Util – Hoskins ($1)
    BN – Hanley ($1), Fisher ($1), Rodgers ($1), McMahon ($1), Acuna ($1)

    Polanco ($22) was just dropped today and I will try to pick him up as a FA once he (hopefully) clears waivers for $1.

    With a $300 budget, my thoughts were to go all in next draft on Scherzer and Kershaw, who will both be available, and spending as much as possible, even if that means $75 each. Pair them with Kluber, deGrom, (maybe) Manaea and Stroman, and I think I’m gold, but that depends on how good you think my offense is.

    11 team roto keeper. All of the above players could be kept.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think your offense is solid, but lots of young guys… You need Benny, Maz, Judge, Hoskins, Amed, Devers, etc to all do well… Could happen, or they could have sophomore slumps

  41. Fungazi says:
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    Skaggs: I’m struggling for pitching, but his next 3 match-ups look to be Tex, Hou, @Tex. You still try him?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fungazi: Try him vs Texas and take it from there.

  42. tank1 says:
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    Would you drop either Eickhoff or Straily for Corbin, Bauer or Rodon? Or, are they all streamers at this point? Thanks.

  43. Not your average Joe says:
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    What do you think of me making any of these trade offers?

    1. Wood + OF for Judge (or Yoenis)
    2. Smoak + Merrifield for Darvish (or Greinke)
    3. Souza for Happ
    4. D.Santana for S.Gray
    5. Pham for Morton

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – K.Seager; SS – Machado; OF – Merrifield, Duvall, Melky ; Util – Smoak; Bench – Souza, Santana, Pham ; DL – Correa
    SP – Severino, Wood, Taillon, Salazar
    RP – Holland, Greene, Doolittle, Rosenthal, Vizcaino, Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Not your average Joe: Could see 4 or 2 — 3 & 5 are whatever, and 1 looks like you need an SP

  44. Juarez says:
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    Hey Grey, Love your stuff, wish I listened on Spandy :( He gone now.

    I have Bell, Rosario, Avisail Garcia recently picked up and I’m rotating them through 1 OF and 1 UTIL spot. Should I drop one of them for Hoskins?
    C-Weiters
    1B-Zim
    2B-DJ LeM
    3B-Freeman
    SS-Marwin G
    OF-Myers, NCruz, JBell
    UTIL-Rendon, Devers
    BENCH-Rosario, Arcia

    In 8th place, 8 games back of 6th (6 teams playoffs), 12 team H2H, standard 5×5

    I live by these Daily Notes, so thank you.

    • Juarez says:
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      Bench: Rosario, AGarcia*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juarez: Thanks! Bell for Hoskins

      • Juarez says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Bell has batted .300 since the ASB and is 58/20/63 on the year… any particular reason why him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cause I prefer Hoskins… Who you wanna lose Avisail? Amed? They’re all coin flips… Hoskins does what Bell does

          • Juarez says:
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            @Grey: Fair enough. Appreciate the go-back response!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  45. Screwballs says:
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    Grey-another great article.

    Trying to finish out the ROS line-up in a 10 team H2H league that uses SV+H, and QS. I need 1 more RP from F Rodney, LeClerc, Ziegler, Greene, Bedrosian, Viscaino and Barraclough. Any clear favorite?

    I would also like to add 1 more SP. Any of these for ROS or are they all streamers-Roark, Gray, J Garcia, Z Davies or Folty?

    Thanks again for all of the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Vizcaino — Streamers

      • Screwballs says:
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        @Grey:
        Appreciate it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. peacecoast says:
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    start Faria tonight in TOR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: watched Ozark first episode last night. Just like you said, pleasant surprise. Started kinda cutesy and then suddenly you are into this dark, brooding violent drama.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s solid, I’m 4 eps in and it stays aight

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: try Goliath one day curious if you would like it. I did.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it’s on my list with Sneaky Pete

  47. Humm Baby says:
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    If you own Chapman, would you drop Kintzler for Robertson at this point? And yes, Robertson is available, you can join our league any time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  48. vee says:
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    Nice write-up Guru!

    4 more weeks until playoffs.. and then 3 weeks of playoffs

    no one taking miggy in trades.
    miggy droppable for hot schmotatoes and streamers at this point? like Cory SpankinBurger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Spankinburger!

  49. ferris says:
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    Question: Who bats higher in the Nats lineup – Rendon or Lind?

    Answer: You’re wrong.

  50. Randy says:
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    Am I crazy for wanting to drop Gyorko? I’m making a decent run this year and he’s been eating up a bench spot for a few weeks. Are you optimistic he’s going to figure this knee out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

  51. Reece King says:
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    Given new on Madson’s finger is worse than expected would you drop him for Ziegler in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  52. Jeff says:
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    Can you please rank top two of Gio, Bauer, Carlos Martinez ROS? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart, Gio

      • Jeff says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. NoOneIsHome says:
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    I have GPolanco, IHapp, BZimmer, OAlbies & LBrinson on my bench in 12 Team non keeper H2H Points League. Would you drop any of them for any of the following to shore up bench depth? ERosario, BBuxton, KBroxton, TBeckham, Spangenberg or Pirela? As always, thank you for your responses & awesome articles!

  54. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s the haps on the craps Grey? Playoffs start after next week, so good to hear that Trea Turner should be back in the fold by then. I’m thinking Margot would be the cut, but could also go with Cozart or Thames. What’cha think?

    Some commenters chiming in on Dinelson Lamet above. I agree with your assessment. Essentially, if you watch the stream-o-nator, you know when to start him and when to leave him alone. Depends on the league, but I do think he’s moving from a streamer to a regular rostered starting pitcher. You da’ poop!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot — can’t start Lamet in away games with any confidence

  55. Matthew Macdonald says:
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    Great write-up Grey!

    Didi, Beckham or Spangenberg ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Beckham

  56. TheeHen4 says:
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    Dynasty league: Do I trade Jonathan Villar, Brendan Rodgers, and Jose Adolis Garcia for Matt Chapman, Nick Gordon, and Ozzie Albies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, pretty fair, I’d take Albies

  57. Razzer Man says:
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    Devers or Kyle Seager ROS points Ieague

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  58. SLOBaseball says:
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    Hey Grey, who would you rather keep in dynasty league for next season: Randal Grichuk, Melky Cabrera, Tommy Joseph or David Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Grichuk

  59. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Looking to shore up my bench bats in a 12 team Redraft H2H Points League…would you drop any of GPolanco, IHapp, LBrinson, OAlbies & BZimmer for any of the following of Pirela, Buxton, Broxton, ERosario, Spangenberg or Beckham? Thanks again for always responding & for your awesome articles!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them… Forget Broxton

      • NoOneIsHome says:
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        @Grey: Who would be your 3 drops & 3 pick-ups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NoOneIsHome: Polanco, Zimmer, Brinson… Beckham, Buxton, Spangenberg

      • NoOneIsHome says:
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        @Grey: You da man!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. ashtray says:
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    I’m pretty much out of the running in one league now that Harper is injured so I’m looking at my keepers. It’s a 12 team league with wonky batter stats (R, RBI, HR, NSB, OBP, SLG) where you can keep 6 guys forever. I believe my keepers will be:

    Harper
    Stanton
    Bryant
    Benintendi
    Devers
    Hoskins

    Would you keep any of these guys over those 6:

    Albies
    Rosario
    Lucroy
    Fisher
    Mazara
    Dominic Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough calls, too early to say, prolly your six

  61. Count de Monetball says:
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    Grey! ROS God or Giancarlo (he already stole a base today,!!!); dude must of been created by Prometheus, because he is strait FIRE.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo, easy call

  62. Jose Masini Torres says:
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    Is Seager droppable for a good SON streamer? I can slot Freeman at 3B, Smoak at 1B, and there are other 1B on the wire I could rely upon in the event I trade Smoak.

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – K.Seager; SS – Machado; OF – Merrifield, Duvall, Melky ; Util – Smoak; Bench – Souza, Santana, Pham ; DL – Correa
    SP – Severino, Wood, Taillon, Salazar
    RP – Holland, Greene, Doolittle, Rosenthal, Vizcaino, Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  63. Scott says:
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    Can you rank the following ROS:

    Eddie Rosario, Amed Rosario, Aaron Hicks, Manuel Margot, Josh Harrison, Tommy Pham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham, Hicks, Margot

  64. smegma says:
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    Looking for daily streamers in playoffs…Matz is on ww going up against NYY tomorrow and stream-o-nator has him at $9.2. Are you buying that or is the streamonator humping my ipad? Fiers is also available against Ari but only got $1.0.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like either, but am starting Fiers

  65. knucks says:
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    To the guy who didn’t wanna start Jimmy Nelson… I’ll pray for you.

    At least we don’t have to start him at Coors this week, right? Though this is prob the same type of start we’d get there. I’m not watching, only listening on the radio.

    Jimmy! Please get your head outta your ass, jeeeez!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, blech on this start

      • jon says:
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        @Grey:

        Gerrit Cole too jeeze hes a weird pitcher

  66. Boomer19 says:
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    McCullers or Wood as a keeper for next year? Top 60-75 range?

    • Boomer19 says:
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      One more… keeper value next year. Smoak or Severino?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        About same as Wood/McCullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds about right

      • Boomer19 says:
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        Thanks. Who’s your favourite out of the bunch?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wood

  67. ashtray says:
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    Stanton didn’t hit a homerun today. Cut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly time to look elsewhere

  68. demribbies says:
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    Rhys or Domingo as a keeper in a 10 teamer?

    • demribbies says:
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      @demribbies: sry forgot this bit, if it helps, 10 team w/ 12 keeps (top 120)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rhys

  69. Cram It says:
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    Pull landmine Richard before he ruins his beautiful outing please! He’s done enough for the win already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Good ol’ Petco streamers

  70. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Man, your weekly lineup recommendation to me of 5-game Villar and Brox is paying off in spades despite neither playing all games yet . . . SB and perfectly fine hitting from Villar, 2 HR already from Brox today. And these aren’t even the @COL games. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  71. ET says:
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    Grey,

    To this day I still say Amed Rosario with a goofy robot voice. Both out loud and in my head. Just wanted to say thanks for that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re welcome!

  72. Matthew Lehman says:
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    grey: in a 12 team 5×5 h2h league i have the following team:

    1b- Freeman
    2b- Moncada
    3b- Donaldson
    Ss- Simmons
    Of- Trout
    Of- Giancarlo
    Of- Blackmon
    Util- Bellinger
    Util- Benintendi
    Bn- Marte
    Bn- C. Davis
    Bn- Longoria
    Bn- Rosario
    Sp- Carrasco, Verlander, Nelson, Taillon, Peacock, Castillo, Ryu
    Rp- Holland, Rosenthal, Greene

    it’s looking like Bedrosian is the closer in Anaheim…who do i drop to add him? Thanks!

    • Matthew Lehman says:
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      @Matthew Lehman: also is anyone worth dropping for T Beckham?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Simmons… Get rid of you bench bats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  73. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Drop Leake for Junis or E. Jackson? Mike Flood sucks (apparently). Thanks in advance Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  74. Mike in Busan says:
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    Grey!
    Should I drop Desmond at this point? I have room to carry him on my bench, but no longer sure there’s a point. Also, I haven’t watched any Twins games lately, is Buxton actually improving at the plate, or has it just been better results? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, drop Desmond — Buxton looks like he’s improving

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the promptness! Wow, Diaz has no idea where his pitches are going…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, none at all

          • dtbran says:
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            @Grey: Well at least no one got a hit on him haha, batter coach strategy on Diaz, don’t swing, you’re welcome

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

            • Mike in Busan says:
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              @dtbran: yessir

  75. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Was already going to start Morton vs. ARI (6.1) tonight so leave these two benched or start one of them?

    J Gray vs. ATL (-8.1)
    Lynn @BOS (-27.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benched

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: word thanks for the confirmation!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    AL only with holds and saves sold separately. have rogers/belisle/giles/j.wilson (we still get stats if they are traded away midseason). somebody just dropped treinen. holds can be replaced nearly equally (tepera out there). drop rogers or belisle for treinen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers

  77. Favio Vasquez says:
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    I love how any momentum my team gets is immediately halted by a 2/28 .069 batting effort so far on the day. This has happened to me a ton of times this season with various lineups. I swear these guys randomly call eachother and say, “wanna just fuck off tomorrow?” There isnt 30 Chris Salesezuhsezuh pitching today! Wtf?! Oh and the guy ive benched the last 2 days has consecutive days with steals, which the last time he stole a base Judge was batting .330. Haaaaaa! Ok rant over. Btw Great article Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, been there!

  78. Cam says:
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    total fire in this one top to bottom.. the Torenado is the funniest fantasy running gag ever (bc a tornado could easily destroy regular to strong stuff, much less the most fragile things ever) and all this Roald Dahl with the callback ending? almost too much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  79. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, need to drop one of c-dick or rosario. leaning c-dick. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: thanks. i know football isnt really your thing, but are you on last chance u? its pretty great….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I love Last Chance U… Waiting for Wagner to sleep with one of the kids

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: that had to have happened at some point, no??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup

  80. Wilson says:
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    I need power to win this year. Keeper league.
    Trade my Tim Beckham + Ian Desmond for his J Upton? He wants future.

    Good or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  81. Lubey says:
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    @Grey

    This Beckham guy has been on a tear as of late. Do you think he is forrealz?

    Odor has picked it up recently. Not sure why theyre batting him 8th tonight.

    Odor or Beckham?

    Thanks brotha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Odor, but tomato-tomahto at this point

  82. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    grey whats the deal with Hanley? someone dropped him do you think hes worth grabbing hoping he gets hot? OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, let him go

  83. herschel says:
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    Rosey pulled with injury. So much for that experiment….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, grab Oh or Duke

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: ugh….in that order?

        • herschel says:
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          @herschel: what about lyons? hes been pretty solid recently and has been pitching the 8th?

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @herschel: it’s probably lyons (or oh just from “having done it”) with duke last. duke is back WAY early from TJ.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: i’ve added lyons myself in a few spots.

  84. Fleeced says:
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    Can you rank Hoskins, Broxton and Margot in a redraft?

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