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In my preseason Randal Grichuk sleeper post (hey, they’re not all Delino DeShields sleepers, which is to say God awful vs. just merely bad), I said, “How much Grichuk can Grichuk chuck if Grichuk strikes out 30% of the time?  Now, I’m no gypsy; I’m just a boy, standing in front of a girl that was born in a manger in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Let’s look at some comp hitters, shall we?  Not to answer, but to keep reading.  Last year, Grichuk struck out 31% of the time after striking out 23% of the time in Triple-A.  His minor league strike out rate makes me think he’ll be closer to a 27-28% strikeout guy.  Brandon Moss is also around a 27-28% strikeout guy, which Grichuk should be.  Grichuk won’t walk as much as Moss, but, okay, they’re close enough for me.  Grichuk is a young Moss.  I shall call him Pete Moss.”  And that’s me quoting me!  Maybe old fools die hard with a vengeance while Samuel Jackson screams at them, but Grichuk was just some bad luck with his BABIP away from being exactly what I thought he’d be.  His strikeout rate is 27.8% (vs. Moss’ 30%), and he’s only 25 years old.  I’m still jazzed on Grichuk like Coltrane with a needle in my vein.  Of course, none of this matters if he didn’t hit a bunch of homers this week, and was available in about 75% of leagues.  Plant Pete Moss on your team and watch the growth!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jose Peraza – No one cares about my inner monologue that got us this week’s Buy — Yes, they do, Grey.  Don’t be hard on yourself. — but Peraza was nearly the lede, but he doesn’t have a clear job if Cozart returns.  For those thinking the Reds have to play him, they didn’t play him earlier in the year when they should’ve.  So, for now, Peraza’s a steals play.  Have a bald SAGNOF spot?  Grab your Jo-Pe!

Keon Broxton – I get the sense he’s going to be a sleeper next year in name only.  As in, everyone’s going to say he’s a sleeper, which will actually make him overrated.  I like him, so don’t take this the wrong way, but he has quite a few skeletons in his contact rate closet.

Denard Span – How does he have eight homers and only 12 steals?  No, seriously.  He’s about 155 pounds with Ben Revere sitting on his lap, until they morph into Benard Spevere.

Leonys Martin – Just think, if you own him and Broxton, you can just say “My 4th and 5th outfielder is Keonys Broxtin,” which will free up so much time you can final finish that Fuller House fanfiction story.

Ender Inciarte – He’s only gone hitless in four games since the All-Star break, hitting .350 in that time.  Is it any surprise that he’s doing better in the 2nd half?  His name’s Ender, not Beginnerer!

Lonnie Chisenhall – If you’re not impressed with his recent hitting, you have to at least appreciate how Chisenhall ‘crushes’ pitchers’ heads before every at bat.

Andrew Toles – And I’m just going to go ahead and leave Rob Segedin in this blurb too, because they’re both Dodgers rookies that are hitting.  Dodger fans also love how Dave Roberts has been batting them at the top of the order; great way to start the game.  Just don’t tell those Dodgers fans that’s actually the bottom of the 3rd inning and the pitcher isn’t batting in the three hole.

Adam Frazier – I don’t even know if he’s going to play, but, if he does, the Hitter-Tron is crazy for him, like it’s crazy for rubbing its lug nuts on any available metal.

Alex Bregman – Doesn’t he sound like a 90s game show host?  Network exec, “Should we go Mark DeCarlo or Alex Bregman for the Name That Tune remake?”  “Alex Bregman doesn’t demand we hire three hairdressers.”  “Decision made.”

Jedd Gyorko – Not only is he hitting–Actually, that’s the only reason he’s here.

Tim Anderson – Tim isn’t just a Replacement, he’s the guest of honor at the Swingin’ Party.

Dansby Swanson – I already gave you my Dansby Swanson fantasy.  It was written while placing bananas on Harambe’s grave.

Chris Owings – Guys and five girl readers, you can’t really go wrong with any Rockies hitter.  Subtract point-one percent from the previous sentence and it goes for Diamondbacks too.

Yoan Moncada – I already gave you my Yoan Moncada fantasy.  It was written while Gordon Ramsay yelled at me.

Adonis Garcia – Yes, this Buy is filled with Braves.  I’m not too red-faced to admit that.

Josh Bell – Member earlier this season when there was hundreds (maybe five) of corner infidels to grab off waivers?  The tide’s gone out on them and now it’s all about outfielders.

Justin Morneau – I’m not completely oblivious, I know a lot of people have moved onto fantasy football, and those that haven’t have a 1st baseman that is better than Morneau.  So, with this Morneau blurb, I’m addressing people who aren’t here.  That scratch on your IROC-Z?  That was me.  I thought I had more room on the driver’s side.  My bad!

Cesar Hernandez – Has three homers in the past eight games, and wears a toga to the ballpark.  What’s not to love?

Sandy Leon – Or as I like to call him, “Sadly Leon because I didn’t grab Gary Sanchez fast enough.”

Mike Leake – This is a straight Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes to Wal-Mart to ask, “What does it all mean?”  Stream-o-Nator is sad!

Ivan Nova – This is also a Stream-o-Nator call, and I just gave you my Ivan Nova fantasy.  It was the first title that Stephen Hawking and Liam Gallagher both agreed on.

Daniel Hudson – I just went over him this morning, so use your scrolly finger that can’t find the man in the boat.

Tyler Thornburg – SAGNOF in its most pure, uncut form, before mixing it with baking soda and save opportunities, means not looking at stats, and just grabbing saves, but, if you’ll indulge me.  Thornburg has a 0.87 WHIP and 70 Ks in only 51 2/3 IP.  What?  Again, with some stank — WHAT?!

Jim Johnson – Going from Thornburg to Johnson is like going from Richard Chamberlain in The Thorn Birds to Richard Chamberlain coming out.

SELL

Steven Matz – The Mets say he’ll be back next week from his sore shoulder.  The Mets also said Matt Harvey is Totes McGotes fine until he needed surgery on his thoracic outlet syndrome, which is something that usually only affects cockroaches.  By the way, I also call my umbrella, Totes McGotes.

Michael Saunders – On our 30-day Player Rater, Saunders has been one of the worst hitters in the last month.  Then again, for the last few weeks, whenever I say that, the player immediately hits a home run or three, so maybe we should be picking him up now.  Or maybe I just reversed my reverse jinx.  Though, the mention of it might’ve been a reverse reverse reverse jinx.  Then again, maybe this is a reverse reverse reverse reverse jinx.  Or maybe–Okay, I could do this all day.

Aaron Judge – I think Judge is going to be a glorious beast with power that makes you stand up and say, “Dayum, now we’re talking,” to yourself while combing your hair over.  But you also don’t have time this year to be waiting on guys.

Brett Gardner – Okay, drop every Yankee, except Gary Sanchez. *claps hands together to indicate finished, accidentally hits a lady bug, knows this is bad luck, attempts to resuscitate the lady bug, but it’s too late*  Well, hope that’s not bad luck. *realizes while looking down to type up this post, I was walking up scaffolding, falls from ten floors up*  Ahhhhh!!!

   
  1. knucks says:
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    Weird Al impersonating Dolores O’Riordan:

    Harambeeee
    Harambeeeeee
    Harambe Harambe Harambe ehh ehh ehh?

    That’s inevitable right? Or too easy, even for Al?

    In all seriousness… Peraza :)
    Finally!!!

    Wondering if the Dodgers finally call up de Leon… just asked Ralph on his post, though I know he’s been waiting for a while on that one.

    Enjoy your visit back east. Be glad you missed out on that mid-August heat wave. Shizz was disgusting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know, it’s kind hot and humid today too

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Is it? Been inside all day trying to meet a deadline. Gotta be better than the last few weekends.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nothing to compare it to but it’s humid as shizz here

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Forgot to mention, batty-called the Gyorko last night. Clutch. Dropped him to stream Bart tonight against the Phildos.

        Cram, you around? Did you say you were hitting a game this weekend? Is it tonight? If so, could use some good vibes sent our buddy Bartolo’s way. Whether that’s on the bump or in the box…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  2. griff says:
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    Is khris davis a better grab than Judge in a dynasty or should I hold judge? A guy just dropped davis in my league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds shallow, so Davis

      • griff says:
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        @Grey: no, it is a 12 team dynasty. Totally have no idea why he droppped Davis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a schmohawk apparently

          • griff says:
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            @Grey: ha! My thoughts exactly. I did a double and triple take.

  3. 200 Proof says:
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    Hey Grey,

    For ROS:
    1. Frazier or Jose Ramirez?
    2. K Davis or W Myers?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier… Davis…

  4. Lunchbox says:
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    Thanks for the buys. I had already picked up Grichuk, then dropped him for Peraza, & now I went back for some more ‘Chuck. So much rosterbating.
    Should I pick up Peraza again,& drop Belt, Kepler, or Jankowski, or hold? I don’t necessarily have a need for speed; I’ve got Villar, then a few guys with 8-10 so far(Polanco, DJ, Fowler) & Janks there.
    14-team H2H 6×6 (OPS) league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza over Jank

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: You think Janky falls off/loses PT to Renfroe/Margot? Or just believe in Peraza more?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I enjoy Peraza more, in reality prolly the same

  5. dem ribbies says:
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    Blackmon vs Gio
    or
    Desmond vs Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  6. Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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    Might be more of a Smokey question, but who would you grab for KC holds right now? Soria has been the 8th inning guy but Matt Strahm just got called up and has been pretty good so far after flashing high k/9 in the minors working as a starter and out of the pen.

    Also, is CJ Cron worth much attention after the wrist injury? And if it comes down to it at some point in the next two weeks, who is more droppable, Schoop or Odor? Team is flush with steals, and OBP, SLG, and K’s count

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm, but Herrera will be the 8th inning guy next week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great buy column.

    a. Of the 25 players listed, I have 5 on my team. It shows the level of my desperation, right? Also have several others this week, but dropped them for others in the same list.

    b. Start 1 1B

    1. Gyorko at home vs. OAK (Detwiler)
    2. Flores at home vs. PHI (Captain Morgan)

    c. Start 1 at MI

    1. Gyorko at home vs. OAK (Detwiler)
    2. Cesar Hernandez @NYM (Colon)

    d. Start 5 of the following OF

    1. Cutch @MIL (Garza)
    2. Sano @ TOR (Liriano)
    3. Span at home vs. ATL (De la Cruz)
    4. Duvall @AZ (Shipley)
    5. Gordon @BOS (Wright)
    6. Broxton at home vs. PIT (Vogelsong)
    7. JBJ at home vs. KC (Kennedy)
    8. Fowler @LAD (Norris)

    e. Start any of the rejected choices above in the U.

    For the weekend, only starting Bum at home vs. ATL.

    f. Would you start any of these SPs over the weekend? ESPN RCL, 12-team. I’m slightly ahead of pace for the 180 GP max (78.8% of season vs. 81.1% used, on pace for 185 (+5))

    Aug. 27
    1. Duffy @BOS
    2. [email protected]

    Aug. 28
    3. Lester @LAD

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. That’s not desperation, homey, that’s commitment…Flores…Gyorko…not JBJ, Duvall or Sano… Lester

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks as always, man. I will check lineups for any last minute changes.

        Btw, I heard something fluttering in my behind me. I’m using my laptop on my bed. I look over to my right minutes later and I see what had made the fluttering sound. It’s a gigantic cock roach, at least 4 inches long. I killed it (sorry if there are any Jains amongst our gentle Razzball community).

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yikes!

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            Had one more question. Would you start Anderson (just picked him up off waivers) over any of the following for tonight?

            a. Flores who is at 1B (can move Gyorko to 1B, then slide Anderson into MI).
            b. Gyorko who is at MI
            c. Cesar Hernandez who is at U

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah

  8. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Thanks, as usual, Grey!

    Nova or Bundy ROS?

    See how I tried to make it all quick for yas?

    Love ya!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  9. knucks says:
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    You see Jeffress was booked on DWI last night?

  10. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    FYI, Mitch Haniger was sent to AAA..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh well

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: They needed to make room for AJ Pollock.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey: The Dbacks never make sense…I would think they would make sure his elbow is 100% so he does not have a setback in meaningless September games..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Exactly

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @Grey: Always good chatting with you..Have a great weekend..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You too!

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: I think the thinking is they want to make sure they have something for next year. Would hate to get to spring and have a guy you think you can count on not able to play and miss out on free agency.

                • Grey

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                  I’d guess if he’s healthy, they’re fine… Can judge that without MLB games, but he might want to return so he’s mentally ready for next year

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: thats a good point. One of my dad’s buddies who played ball and who BTW, was roomies with eckersly coming up in the Indians organization always tells me stuff about what can throw players off and the mental stuff.

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah

                    • The Hack says:
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                      Yeah? you might as well give me my patented Yuptcha! (hats to be coming out soon)

  11. Huddy says:
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    Thanks for the article Grey! Good stuff..contending for 1st H2H weekly need 2 Util spots Eaton TAnderson Grichuk Broxton Franco
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk, Franco

  12. Jankee says:
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    In a 12 team Roto 5×5 drop Gurriel and/or Dyson for Grichuck, Peraza or Incriate?

    I have E. Diaz, Kimbrel & Britton

    Thank Yo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel… Grichuk

  13. Riles says:
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    Grey! Another great buy column.

    In a league where i dominate on offense, I own J. Gray, T. Walker, Pineda. Are these guys all match-up only arms? Smyly, Z. Davies, Ventura, De Leon, Rasiel, Reyes all sit idle on the wire. Make any swaps? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, streamers… All of them…

  14. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Pick 2: Grichuk, Rajai, Odubel, Leonys

    OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk, Rajai

  15. The Hack says:
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    Im not sure if its the start of the H2H playoff questions or my job but the moments of rage and hate have been boiling up lately. Maybe it was the Masterchef/Olympics layoff…not sure but I could seriously change my name to “shove your H2h questions up your head hole”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • The Hack says:
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        @Grey: I know you hate football (except Marino) and the fantasy aspect of it but I was listening to the fantasy sports channel on Sirius the other day and the guy made a good point about FFB that could apply to fantasy baseball and rings up something sky has said in the past. Deeper leagues take more luck out of the equation and puts the skill back in the game. Now granted, being fortunate with injuries helps in all formats but in a 12 team baseball league, unless you have huge benches, which BTW never made sense to me, you have so many replacement options in the free agent pool that you should be able to overcome injury…to a degree. I guess what I’, saying is next year we should do a handful of 16 team razzball leagues for people to put up or shut up. I would love to see how good some of these RCL studs do when they have less to grab on the daily and turns it into how well you draft and manage your team/strategy.

        I know its crazy talk to you and we never agree on format but hey, can’t say I didn’t try

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s more luck in deeper leagues because one injury kills you… In a 12 team league, you can bounce back from that

          • The Hack says:
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            @Grey: I disagree, there is so much replacement ass to bang in an RCL that the injuries become an excuse. We all have to deal with them or maybe you’re the kind of guy that likes playing basketball against 4 footers

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah if you get an injury in a deep league, you’re done, that’s not fun or strategic

              • The Hack says:
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                @Grey: that’s your only reason? sheesh. But in a 12 you have so much replacement players available it can make the draft irrelevant.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  In deep leagues it’s more important to have a great draft… In season managing does nothing… How you doing in Scout?

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: Last time I was on there was I think May. The interface was hot garbage. I literally couldn’t think of a worse way to set up a site to host leagues. I think in the first month I set my lineup correctly once then got hammered by injuries and just moved on. I should go check on it and see how bad that team did…if I could even remember my login and password

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow, you got some excuses

                    • The Hack says:
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                      scouts website is like that vape juice you bought online that sounded good but ended up tasting like decaying ass dipped in dogshit

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Is that the one I gave you?

                  • The Hack says:
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                    @Grey: I’ve played lots of deep leagues and there is a lot of draft strategy more so than hitting the right players. Need to know your splits thats for sure. But there is something rewarding for the digging through the players and finding that guy to help you out. Most rewarding league victory I ever had was this crazy deep 20 teamer. Talk about a dog fight. Me and another guy traded spots 2 dozens times from the all-star break til the end.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I don’t feel that way

  16. F.K.A. Ralph says:
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    trying hard to hand on to Judge as a keeper. I have him and Pederson as late rounders, and i’m thinking one of them will not survive the ROS. do I figure Pederson will break out next year (and likely be more useful this year, bank on Judge as the second coming of Giancarlo, hold on to both and hope I can make it work, or cut both and go all in? questions to ponder while pooping.

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @F.K.A. Ralph: Freudian slip with “hand” i/o “hang” — guess my love for Judge is like yours for Giancarlo!

      GA <3 GS

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Judge for next year in a keeper, cause we know what Pederson does now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

      • Noam says:
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        @Grey: Even though the streamonator really likes Anderson? Anderson $16.2 v Owings $2.5

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, go Anderson

  17. Domenico says:
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    I have to activate “A.J. Pollock”

    who should i drop?

    • George Springer
    • Adam Duvall
    • Carlos Beltran
    • Elvis Andrus
    • Ender Inciarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andrus

      • Domenico says:
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        Thanks :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  18. Edward says:
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    Great article!

    Would love some feedback on a trade offer I received.
    20 Team dynasty H2H with real life salaries. 25 man roster, 25 man MILB roster as well.
    I’ve been offered:

    Jake Lamb, Lucas Giolito, Ke’brayan Hayes, Carson Smith, 2 draft picks in the 3rd round

    for

    Max Scherzer and Anthony Rendon

    Which do you prefer?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  19. From Beyond says:
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    Drop O. Herrera (bench bat) for a gamble on Carlos Gomez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  20. Nightmare says:
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    Who’s got the more upside rest of season Greylord

    Giolito or De Leon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito

  21. Jerry says:
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    Grey,
    Oh, I’m bein’ followed by a moncada, moncada, moncada—
    Leapin and hoppin’ on a moncada, moncada, moncada—

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  22. jon says:
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    You want Grichuk over Hanley ROS? 5×5 with HR/RBI/R most important

    thanks!

    • jon says:
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      @jon: Or Duvall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  23. DonnieB says:
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    Wainwright,DeLeon or Ervin Santana ROS? Gyorko or Belt ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeLeon… Belt

  24. Jaone says:
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    Drop Tomas fo peraza or Gomez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  25. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    Been super busy with school but now that I have some time I’m about to crush an entire week worth of write-ups in one sitting haha. I’m in a straight up war right now in the first round of the playoffs. This guy’s team is like Nate Diaz and just keeps eating every punch I throw at him. I’m already streaming Weaver (vs. Oak) tonight but interested to see how you feel about rolling out Liriano (vs. MIN) tonight? SoN likes it but I’m not sure if Francisco is the type of guy I should be trusting in the foxhole right now.

    Also can’t wait for the finale of The Night Of on Sunday! I read that it’s 1 hour 40 minutes so I’m real pumped. I was all aboard the step-dad did it train but something about the CPA doesn’t sit right with me. He seems way too helpful in pushing Stone towards the step-dad. So my hot take is that we find out the CPA guy Ray had a relationship with Andrea and he was the killer. Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Liriano.. I think it was someone else but Naz is gonna get convicted… I think there’s a camera in the moose eye they keep showing

      • Here Comes the Pizza says:
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        @Grey: You see that moose/deer head in the court room in the preview for episode 8!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought that shizz after the 1st episode…they showed it so much

  26. Mel

    Littlecf24 says:
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    Moncada or Peraza ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  27. Jay_0321 says:
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    Grayfellow!

    When is Moncada coming? I’ve got the numero uno waiver and been holding with the vulcan death grip. Last thing I want is to have this waiver roll over into 17 and Moncada be available in the draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Next week, my guess

      • Jay_0321 says:
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        @Grey: Any viable source backing that assumption?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          On my phone, don’t know what you’re referring to

          • Joe Shmoe says:
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            @Grey: You mean you are not cutting open chickens and looking at their Kishkas for your info???

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not usually

  28. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 roto redraft with LF/CF/RF and one Util.

    Who do I drop to activate Pollock?

    1B AGon
    2B Odor
    SS Seager
    3B/LF Tomas
    LF/CF S. Marte
    CF Trout
    RF/CF Betts
    Util/LF/RF Polanco
    BN B. Miller (1B/2B/SS/LF/CF)
    BN Hosmer (1B)
    DL Pollock (CF)

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  29. billiejak says:
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    Who would you hang on to: Robbie Ray or Ian Kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  30. Norbs says:
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    10 team H2H 6×5 (OPS added cat) redraft:
    1. Drop Matz and/or Gaussman for Stroman and/or Strailly?
    2. Drop Tomas or Kepler for Grichuk?
    3. Drop W Castillo for Gary Sanchez?
    Thanks for the fantastic read as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Both 2. Keep 3. Yup

  31. Ryan says:
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    10-team 5×5 roto keeper league (keep 6 at $5 inflation per year):
    I have 4 definite keepers and several candidates for the last 2 spots. I need to drop one of them to open up a streaming slot to keep my pitching counting stats in it for the end of the season. Who do you drop?
    Ozuna $5 to keep (Typically my extra OF to fill in off-days. I’m leaning towards dropping him.)
    Maikel Franco $10
    Hernan Perez $5
    Dahl $5
    Bregman $5
    Descalfani $5 (my worst pitcher, but his quality innings are also helpful…)

    Thanks for any insight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can drop Ozuna

  32. Pat says:
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    Yasmany Tomas or Lamb ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  33. Jimbob says:
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    Span, werth or grichuk next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  34. Db says:
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    Who sits judge vs gallardo, jank vs phelps, Frazier vs Felix, Kepler vs liriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jank

  35. Syllogism says:
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    Hey senor gray …

    It’s been a while. This post was really helpful. Getting down to brass tacks time in my redraft league. 10 – Team, 7×7 (5+ OBP, TB … 5+ Holds, K/9), weekly head-to-head.

    I’m sitting in 5th/6th. I might fall out of playoffs by dipping to 9th, but it’s pretty unlikely.

    Hitting (15)
    C – Sanchez
    1B – Hosmer
    2B – Kipnis
    SS – Corey Seager
    3B – Villar
    OF – Cain
    OF – Yelich
    OF – Oh-dah-bell Herrera
    UT – Tea Turner (2/OF)
    BN – Nunez (3B/SS), Rupp (C), Piscotty (1B/OF), Sano (3B/OF), Dahl (OF), Guriel (3B)

    Pitching (15)
    SP – Sale, Arrieta, Salazar, Fulmer, Hendricks, Hammel, Gray, Roark, Duffy (9)
    RP – Francisco Rodriguez, Chapman, Alex Reyes (3)
    NA – Aaron Sanchez, Giolito (2)
    DL – Glasnow (1)

    So .. here are the questions for your sageness …

    I’d like my final number of hitters to be 13 and my final pitching staff to sit at 14 (3 closers, 1 MR (Holds), 1 RP-Stream, 8 SP, 1 SP-Stream.

    Hitting FAs:
    McCann (Det), Zunino, Orlando

    Hittin’ Qs
    A) which of McCann, Zunino > Rupp … or hold
    B) Who would you swap out for any of … Tim Anderson, Cesar Hernandez, A Frazier, Toles, Owings, Walker, Werth, Orlando?
    C) Assuming that I make swaps that you suggest from the two questions above, could you rank the bottom 3 “most droppable” hitters?

    Pitchin’ Qs
    D) Please rank bottom four of Sale, Arrieta, Salazar, Fulmer, Hendricks, Hammel, Gray, Roark, Duffy, Sanchez, Giolito, Glasnow.
    E) Who would you drop for … Ray, Ty Anderson, Urias, Clevinger.

    Man, I think the several weeks away led to a buildup of word excess. Please forgive me. I’ll make the next one much shorter. :o)

    Muchly and greatly appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) you wanna get rid of Gary Sanchez? B) Rupp… Owings C) Gurriel, Nunez, Dahl D)Glasnow, Sanchez, Giolito E)the guys in D

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the response!

        No … dear lord I’m hangin on to Gary Sanchez. I was wondering about replacing rupp with McCaan or Zunino … but if I read your response correctly, don’t replace rupp with another catcher, but with owings.

        I kinda knew that Gurriel would be top of the bottom of the list … I was *so* excited about beating everyone to that FA grab. lol

        I’m probably going to have to drop one more of … Sale, Arrieta, Salazar, Fulmer, Hendricks, Hammel, Gray, Roark, Duffy. I presume Gray, but I’m not sure about pitch limit effects and whether certain pitchers like Hammel might be expected to fade hard.

        Punt Gray, or is there some other worthy to reluctantly drop?

        Thanks again. I find these choices give me migraines. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Gray

  36. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Plouffe was 3/5 with 2 HRs vs Liriano. Now 3 HRs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why didn’t you tell me before?!

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Sorry. You probably found somebody better. Last night I went with Loney, who was 16/31 vs Wainwright. Got 3 runs out of it.

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @VinWins: Also, I think it jinxes it when I broadcast my picks.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Prolly true

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, wish I would’ve went with someone over Chisenhall

  37. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    the part about everybody suddenly falling out of their shoes to pick up cargo 2 that could make sense would be that about 13 or more months ago he was a useful player (and this does explain his april ADP numbers). however, if that was the reason he’s being added everywhere now, he wouldn’t have been in FA in all these leagues (even 20 teamers). he’s being added with media hype and people somehow buying in that TEX will make him hit a hell of a lot better than HOU or MIL did. this last part is the thing i don’t get. people are treating him like he’d been on SF and NYM or something for the last 13 months and now got traded to COL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t disagree but sometimes guys do get new life in a new environment

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: sure, sometimes, but i’m most surprised about just how many are buying this. it’s certainly possible. it’s not like this season’s HOU stats were long ago, or last year’s MIL ones.

        i mean, it’s as if they ONLY realized this guy was good over 13 months ago BECAUSE he was traded to TEX, otherwise he’d have been owned in at least some of these leagues. i’ve owned him in a few deeper spots this year too (used a decently high waiver i think in june for him in a 20) eventually people actually producing took precedence.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah like I said I don’t buy the anecdotal evidence that he’s suddenly renewed but I can see people doing it

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: what’s most funny about the above is he’s literally been added in the last 2-3 days in every one of my leagues, at least one owner per league is buying this.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

  38. Phil B.

    Phil B. says:
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    Glad to see we’re on the same page. Randal hates people yet he loves gatherings I hear

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  39. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    To further show my brilliance, I removed Teoscar from my lineup because I saw he wasn’t in the Brewer lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  40. Cosby's deep sleepers says:
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    Good evening, One last streamer for the weekend. Who would you prefer?
    Green vs Baltimore @ home,
    Leake vs. Oakland @ home,
    Rodon vs Mariners @ home, or
    Nova @ Brewers

    Many thanks for helping with the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake

  41. NickfromtheRoc says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up as always. I wish the season were longer, if only so I can keep reading daily notes every morning. I’ve got a couple questions about two different leagues…

    1) In a H2H keeper league (standard 5×5), where we are forced to keep one rookie in the year of their first appearance, would you rather keep Naquin or Judge?

    2) In a 17 team Roto Dynasty league (6×6 with OBP and SLG, and H as the extra categories) I have a trade offered to me. Salaries for next year are in parenthesis.

    I trade: Degrom (9) and Andrew Miller (18)
    I get: Span (12), Morneau (2), Souza (11) and Bruce (21)

    I can use the offensive help, but I don’t feel like I’m within striking distance of enough categories for it to make a difference. Especially if it means giving up a $9 Degrom.

    Thoughts? Any help is appreciated as always…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Judge 2. Not good

      • NickfromtheRoc says:
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        @Grey: Awesome – I was skeptical of it considering no one seemed like a good keeper, but two of the guys were listed as buys this week.

        Thanks as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. Jon says:
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    Cmart for Addison Russell

    14 team roto keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  43. The Hack says:
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    The most satisfying part of owning blanco sanchez in perts is not the stats but that he’s not on ralphs team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, great pickup that was

  44. Scott says:
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    Grey, would you start duffy at boston tomorrow? My era and whip have taken a beating due to cole and degrom. I benched cole for his last start but the damage has already been done. Degrom obviously was in my lineup for his last two blow ups. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  45. Ken says:
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    I can’t believe I’m asking this but my season comes down to the decision of starting or benching Cole 2 start week. Any recommendations? I’ll be flipping back and forth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s he facing?

      • Ken says:
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        @Grey: at cubs, home vs brewers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cubs matchup is terrible, I wouldn’t trust him

          • Ken says:
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            @Grey: well problem solved. Seems to have elbow issue or bone spur.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Ervin

  46. Q says:
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    So who is Best Buy out of Span, Martin, Toles, Chis, or Adonis? And would you drop Naquin, Morneau, or JUp for any of them? It’s H2H, so need overall production, no specific cat. OBP & SLG, no AVG.

    Thanks Holmes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin… Naquin

  47. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop J. Pederson for E. Inciarte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  48. Alex says:
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    Chasing runs down the stretch.. Do you like Chisenhall, Panik, or Peraza over Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  49. Frank says:
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    i need to add a starting pitcher for the playoffs. please rank the following available:
    Sean Menaea
    David Phelps
    Ivan Nova
    Ed Rodriguez
    Weekly Points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phelps, Nova

  50. Grassy Knoll Redding says:
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    Ugh. Buck Showalter is going for the C*nt Hurdle award today. In Adam Jones’s absence, he’s got Machado batting leadoff. Sure is nice to know from now on all Manny’s HRs from now on will be solo shots. Get well soon, Jonesey. PLEASE!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  51. 740 says:
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    Hey Grey

    10team h2h

    Please pick one ROS. Broxton, Grichuk, Perez, Heyward, Melvin, Gomez

    Thank u

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  52. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop Realmuto for Castillo, Leon, Contreras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson

  53. Dickie T says:
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    Grey,

    weekly league mon to sun,

    keep phelps @nym, or go dan norris home vs chw or finnegan @ angels

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Phelps

  54. Joeg414 says:
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    Tomorrow
    CC Sabathia home vs Bal
    or
    Cashner home vs SD
    6X6 ROTO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

  55. The Guy says:
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    Are we cutting bait on Sandy Lions? Hitting .190 the past week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  56. Pete says:
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    Would you start Gausman at Yanks tomorrow or Urias tomorow vs. Cubs tonday in a h2h points league? need to pick 1 as my last start in playoffs for the week. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  57. Ray says:
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    Odorizzi or Taijuan Walker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  58. YC says:
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    Hey Grey – 12 team weekly. In need of saves.

    Drop Maurer for Diekman? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  59. bird on a wire says:
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    Hearing Cole’s start on Mon is cancelled. Visiting L.A instead to have elbow looked at by specialist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not surprising

  60. The Guy says:
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    Gibson, Dickey, Holland, Gausman,

  61. The Guy says:
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    Gibson, Dickey, Holland, Gausman, Bailey, or Anderson tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

    • What's A Drexl? says:
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      @The Guy:
      gibby @ TOR -9.8
      dickey vs MIN -3.3
      holland vs CLE -14
      gausman @ NYY 3.9
      bailey @ ARI -.3
      c.anderson vs PIT -8.8
      i’m gonna guess there’s no way it’s anybody but gausman/bailey and grey hates bailey, and SON says gausman anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is awesome

  62. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Also, anyone else here remember when Scott Kimmel clicked that “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” box in the beginning of the year, and proceeded to flip-out because he kept on getting email dings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, totally

    • What's A Drexl? says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: wait, so when he’d ask the same exact question at least 2 more times after being answered he was BOTHERED by getting emails about each answer? wow, if that’s the extent of his misery he only got about a 15% or so what would be commensurate.

  63. What's A Drexl? says:
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    20 teamer h2h with QS. musgrove just dropped. hold walker here over him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  64. Chris says:
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    Starting playoffs next week in H2H points league. I’m thinking about dropping a pitcher to stream. I have both Jason Hammel and Salazar who haven’t pitched well lately. Should I drop either to stream? Also ESPN has Edwin Diaz listed as SP/RP. He is using up a SP position which i could use to stream. I have Familia, Giles and AJ Ramos as my other closers. Should I drop Diaz to open up a streaming spot instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Salazar

  65. goodfold2 says:
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    tomorrow only
    walker @ WSOX -2.9
    or
    nova @ MIL 8.7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  66. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Need a streamer for tomorrow. Wins is most important, but can’t be too risky to destroy my ERA/WHIP, and oh yeah, need strike outs too. So basically best at everything.

    ERod v KC (Venture)
    Skaggs @ DET (Anibal)
    Anibal v LAA (Skaggs)
    Cashner v SD (Perdomo)
    Giolito v COL (Bettis)
    Anderson v PIT (Nova)
    Nova @ MIL (Anderson)
    Walker @ CHW (Rodon)
    Rodon v SEA (Walker)
    Garcia v OAK (Triggs)
    Triggs @ STL (Garcia)
    Dickey v MIN (Gibson)

    Thanks!! Hope you’re having a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cashner

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Cashner just got scratched for Sunday’s start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo

  67. WHY NO SAVE !! ?? says:
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    Can anyone explain why mark melancon didn’t get credit for a save on friday night. He came into the game with a 8-5 lead ( so 3 runs ) bases clear and he recorded the final out with a strike out but still hasn’t gotten credit for the save… ? why not? what am I missing? thx for the explanation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Three run lead, need to get three outs for a save or tying run on deck

      • WHY NO SAVE !! ?? says:
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        @Grey: So bases empty 3 run lead 2 outs in the 9th he gets the final out, doesn’t qualify for the save. Ok thx Grey, I thought 3 run lead no matter what if you close it out its a save. NO idea what I was thinking..thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  68. goodfold2 says:
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    been streaming urias his last 2 times, missed out on getting e-rod back from doing it today. had planned on dropping urias since he’ll be shut down soon and i’m already going to make the playoffs in this h2h league. want to add nova @ MIL for tomorrow (was going e-rod till he was added last night), since urias is vs SD (24.2) next, are one of these the drop for steam spot:
    1. walker @ WSOX -2.9
    vs LAA 7
    vs TEX, @ LAA, vs HOU, @ MIN, @ HOU
    2. musgrove vs OAK 15.2,
    @ TEX -7.7
    vs CUBS, @ OAK, vs LAA, @ LAA
    3. pineda vs BAL 19.1
    @ BAL 8.7
    vs TB, vs LAD, @ TB, @ TOR, vs BAL
    4. salazar @ TEX 2.4
    vs MIA 13.9
    vs HOU, @ WSOX, vs DET, vs WSOX, @ DET
    5. boyd vs WSOX .3
    @ KC -6
    vs BAL, vs MIN, @ MIN, vs CLE, @ ATL (but he’s been much better than his SON numbers, albeit boring)
    OR i could just drop one of the 5 closers i have, since i can only play 4 per day anyway. herrera (assuming wade gets job back soon/thornburg/osuna/casilla/ottavino

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: so either urias, one of those 5, or one of the closers. trying win wins this week. but since i’m already making playoffs this might not be that important. i’m certain somebody grabs nova by early morning if i don’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera

  69. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    With Cashner being scratched, who is the next best from the aforementioned list? Thanks!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: i seriously doubt the answer is any of gio/skaggs/anabelle/c.anderson/triggs or dickey, leaving
      erod (great lately, SON hates him all the time though)
      nova (great once, SON likes him this time)
      walker (ok last time, SON so so)
      rodon (good for a while, 9.7 on SON, 2nd highest of these)
      garcia (always hit or miss, 9.9 son, and OAK’s turrible)

      i’d say Rodon or E-Rod

  70. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m am up 4-2 in Wins, but I’m barely winning in ERA (-0.54) and WHIP (-0.06). 11 ip, 3 ER, and 3 base runners separate us. I’m up by 15 Ks.

    He has the following starts tomorrow:
    Garcia vs. OAK, Nova @MIL, and Bailey @ARI.

    I have VV @NYM and Bradley vs. CIN. I was thinking of sitting VV because he’s been a disaster lately and only starting Bradley as a last resort for Ks. SON has VV at 8.0, so I’m a little conflicted on whether to start him or not.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t wait until you see how any of his starts are doing? If not, I’d bench both of your starts

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: VV pitches early so he’d be a gamble. Bradley (vs. Bailey) would be after Garcia and Nova already pitched. This is why I was thinking of sitting VV and playing it safe, but wanted your thoughts. Sounds like you’d play it safe as well.

        I can swap Archie out easily if necessary.
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          VV is off the table anyway, no way you start him

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Grey: Yup. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Pugs & Slugs says:
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                @Grey: Sonavabench!! That would have clinched me Ws, ERA, WHIP, and Ks.

                WHIP tied, ERA still decent (-0.6), and only up by 5 Ks. I think I’ll have to start Bradley just to preserve Ks. Either I win all three, or Bailey goes off and I still lose ERA/WHIP. Pitching Bradley still gives me a chance at Ks.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Good luck!

                  • Pugs & Slugs says:
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                    @Grey: 9-1 Baby!! I’ve got an 11 game lead now with only 2 weeks left. Daquiri’s be coming your way soon my friend!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice!

  71. Mordacious Levator says:
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    man, small sample size, but pollock’s gotta get him somebody else to help him put in that light bulb, too many damn K’s so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  72. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

    Yikes Taillon scored -7 points, and Carrasco only finished with 2 but luckily Price has been solid and put up 17. My opponent got 2 out of E. Santana and lucked out with his last minute add of Reyes (10 pts) once he dropped Leake last minute. My bats outscored his bats by 3 but now my lead is only 2 points going into the last day of this battle for 1st!

    Now that Cashner has been scratched I only have Giolito vs. COL (-2.8) and
    Rodon vs. SEA (9.7) tomorrow while my opponent has no one starting so can probably just stream a couple from these remaining options:

    Bradley vs. CIN (1.6)
    Triggs @STL (-3.2)
    Dickey vs. MIN (-3.3)
    C. Anderson vs. PIT (-8.8)
    Perdomo @MIA (-11.7)
    Ventura @BOS (20.1)

    1) Start just one of Giolito or Rodon? or start both?
    2) Should I also start Salazar @TEX (2.4) or keep him benched?
    3) Worth streaming 1 or 2 of the available guys listed above to try and protect my lead? or at least add any them so my opponent can’t?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Both 2. Benched 3. Can add Dickey and Bradley, I wouldn’t start them unless you need to due a beginning of a bad start from Giolito

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: OkAY I grabbed Bradley just in case but my opponent had already picked up Dickey and Gsellman vs. PHI?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Ahh up by 4 now … his Dickey and Gsellman will probably finish with like 15 combined assuming the wins and loses cancel out. while my Rodon and Giolito are at 17 now but Rodon just got taken out with two men on base still. hoping Rodon gets the win to cancel out Giolito ‘s loss…

            so start it don’t start Bradley!? of course Salazar has 10 points on my bench

            • ebudz says:
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              @ebudz: start or* don’t start!?

              • ebudz says:
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                @ebudz: nevermind went to go start him last minute but couldn’t do it in time … I’m now down by 1 and I’m probably gonna lose … ouch

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t

  73. For an Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    20 team h2h with OPS, slugging, hits, BB’s and total bases added. who’s best 2 out of dickerson (SD)/dickerson (TB)/teoscar/toles/schebler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler, Teoscar

  74. Steve says:
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    Asdrubal or Franklin MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  75. John says:
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    Seeking a win and K’s from this sorry lot. Best choice?

    Gausman @ Yanks
    CC v Balt
    Nico v SD
    Gsellman v. Phils
    Walker v wSox (but v Rodon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  76. Johnc says:
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    Holland v Cleve (Salazar). Or Walker v White Sox (Rodon)

    • Johnc says:
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      @Johnc:

      Walker at Chicago btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, though I don’t know who’s home

      • Johnc says:
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        @Grey: bad post by me. Sorry.
        Holland at home v Cleve facing Salazar.
        Walker on the road v White Sox facing Rodon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Holland

  77. Steve says:
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    What do you think the chances are that Judge goes on a Sanchez-like HR binge over the last few weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could happen, die roll

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: anybody else think it seems fairly odd (and i don’t read major sites, but do play at them) that we aren’t seeing the same level of media crazy hype over miguel (i mean gary) sanchez’s record HR pace as we did with t.story at the start of the year. it’s either that the start of the year baseball hype grows to crazy proportions just from people actually managing their own teams (and FF not going on), or the media hype center of the U.S. has moved to COL-TEX environs over NY (cargo 2 hype is indicated here as well)

        in story’s case every link you’d see just when trying to get to your lineups in yahoo/espn was “story story story” in april.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think football takes over the world, is why… Stupid football

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @Grey: that’s probably right. i can’t even hockey prep till like late on the 7th. baseball ongoing (most leagues i have are those, by far), football prep now.

            oh yeah, the miguel sanchez ref:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LaNPGRy1II

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… As of this moment, Lionel Hutz no longer exists…

  78. Turn Two says:
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    I need about 5 svs the rest of the year to over take a couple of teams.. Was just offered Rodney in a low-risk move. Yeah? Or is it Ramos back in the 9th and I just get aggravation?

    • Grey

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      I’d take Rodney

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      @Turn Two: no indication yet it’s ramos, in fact exact opposite so far.

  79. The Hack says:
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    Doing some hip hop sharing in ralphs post

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  80. jt says:
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    this is my lineup see anyone i could drop for these free agents! homers and rbi have been down for me
    r/2b/3b/hr/rbi/tb/avg/ops/s/nsb

    asdrubal, flores, schebler, plouffe, espinosa, schimpf, tommy jospeh, orlando arcia, heyward, rickie weeks, chisenhall, frazier, toles, iniciarte, owings, morneau, tim anderson, swanson, adonis

    C grandal
    1b belt
    2b trea turner
    3b todd frazier
    ss lindor
    if schoop
    of trout, jd martinez, marte, kepler
    util jankowski, franco
    bench judge, leonys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge, Leonys… Schebler, Owings…

  81. jt says:
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    drop hellickson and nova and stream next week or hold nova hurt his hammy but vs brewers, hellickson vs atl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  82. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I really like Magoo’s columns, but “Bear or Bull?” sounds like a question that pops up in a conversation about Richard Chamberlain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  83. henncoop says:
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    Coming back from being gone most of the past 3 weeks with minimal attention to my fake teams. Trying to get my teams set up for the playoffs in two 10 team H2H leagues, Pitching has taken a hit lately with Stras going down & Cole’s troubles etc
    Team 1 SPs are Duffy, C-Mart, Cole, Shoe, Musgrove, & Taillon
    Available are Kennedy, Finnegan, Boyd, Ventura, Paxton, Urias, Rodon, Reyes, Green, Gausman, & Walker.

    Team 2 SP are Thor, Fulmer, Carrasco, Salazar, Pineda, & Taillon
    Available: Smyly, Straily, Boyd, Finnegan, Bucholz, Rodon, Reyes, Stroman, Urias, Wright, Iwakuma, Green, shoe, & Weaver.

    I know these leagues are swallow …just looking for upgrades & avoiding guys who might be shut down before other playoff teams start shopping …hope your weekend was great …Thanks for the help

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: Team 2 is QS instead of Wins if it matters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Pax, Urias… 2. Shoemaker, Smyly

      • henncoop says:
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        @Grey: I assume dropping Taillon & Musgrove for team 1 & Pineda 7 taillon for team 2 …that is assuming Salazar is back to a hold after a good showing.
        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, makes sense

  84. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    dynasty 16 teamer with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals.
    C salvy
    1B au rizz
    2B kipnis
    SS j.reyes
    3B bryant
    LF j.upton (oh my god finally)
    CF dahl
    RF jd mart
    util (2) jankowski/moss
    BN benintendi/ellsbury
    DL a.diaz
    NA m.chapman/jp crawford
    rest of DL slots filled up with SP. holds and QS (over wins) here. forsythe or ellsbury? ellsbury has the 2nd most net steals on my team this year with 10, but he’s been a solid benched guy for a long time now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Logan

  85. ebudz says:
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    10 team H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

    Ah Grey sorry if I was annoying earlier but that retail manager life had me stressed and it compounded my stress of losing this week’s matchup! I’m actually up by 16 and my opponent only has Hanley and Kimbrel still playing so we’ll see! But there’s another tight matchup I’m watching and it looks like my next matchup will actually have 1st place on the line in the last week of the regular season!

    Soooo trying to get an idea of what the best starts are to use this next week (can use 11 max and probably should since I know my opponent will max out the limit).

    My staff looks like this so I think I can drop a couple guys (which ones) now in order to grab a couple guys for the week:

    (4) SP: Carrasco, Price, Salazar, Duffy
    Bench: (Taillon, Phelps, Rodon, Giolito, Bradley)

    8/29
    Musgrove vs. OAK (14.9)
    Boyd vs. CHA (0.3)
    J. Gray vs. LAN (-9.4)

    8/30 (4 start max)
    McHugh vs. OAK (12.7)
    Eickhoff vs. WAS (-4.1)
    Paxton @TEX (-5.1)
    Volquez vs. NYA (-7.4)
    T. Anderson vs. LAN (-16.9)

    8/31 (4 start max)
    Ray @SF (9.3)
    Fiers vs. OAK (11.0)
    L. Weaver @MIL (10.8)
    Moore vs. ARI (6.1)
    Phelps @NYN (4.0)

    8/1
    E. Santana vs. CHA (-0.6)

    8/2 (4 start max)
    Taillon vs. MIL (25.5)
    Carrasco vs. MIA (25.0)
    Urias vs. SD (24.1)
    Price @OAK (17.4)
    Rodon @MIN (-1.3)
    Duffy vs. DET (-1.4)

    8/3
    Salazar vs. MIA (14.1)
    Ventura vs. DET (-2.9)
    Giolito @NYN (-6.5)

    Thanks again for your expert advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove vs. OAK (14.9)
      McHugh vs. OAK (12.7)
      Ray @SF (9.3)
      Fiers vs. OAK (11.0)
      Moore vs. ARI (6.1)
      Phelps @NYN (4.0)
      Taillon vs. MIL (25.5)
      Carrasco vs. MIA (25.0)
      Urias vs. SD (24.1)
      Price @OAK (17.4)
      Salazar vs. MIA (14.1)

  86. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. MI sagnof, owings, tim Anderson or Peraza?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  87. Mike Devereaux says:
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    H2H points league – suarez, anderson, or reyes at SS??
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

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