After blowing a save Monday night, Hunter Strickland broke his hand, punching a door.  Apparently, he doesn’t know how to close a door either.  He also doesn’t know what punch outs are.  He can’t figure out pitching from punching.  He confused saves with staves.  I can go on.  He puts the loser in closer.  A fit for all rages.  Okay, you get it.  He’s going to miss 6-8 weeks, needing surgery on his hand.  What kind of idiot punches a door with their pitching hand?!  This was his season to finally prove he could close in the majors, and he threw that away.  He’ll likely get replaced by Sam Dyson (who got the 2/3 IP, 0 ER save last night) or Tony Watson, and Dyson, Watson or Mark Melancon will take the job, run with it, and Strickland’s literally ruined his career.  “To be continued” for Strickland should always read, Moron.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Gorkys Hernandez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .286.  Buster Posey (1-for-4, hitting .289) also homered in this game.  More or less homers than Gorkys?  C’mon, more or less than Gorkys, who sounds like a bad 80’s comedy?  Less, of course.  Hey, at least Buster Posey sounds like a character name in one of those bad 80’s comedies.

Dereck Rodriguez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.56. Stream-o-Nator is loving all Giants starters vs. the Marlins, and later this week vs. the Padres, and for good reason.

Zach Davies – Began a rehab stint as he makes his way back from a shoulder issue, which sounds terrific.  I’m sure he’ll be just great.  Is the sarcastic font working?  I didn’t want to pay for the extra fonts, so I got it from a Bit Torrent.

Travis Shaw – Has missed two straight games with a sore wrist.  Now his owners are pist.  Headed up to bat with a messed-up paddle, not handing out beat downs!

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .298.  You know what’s super helpful?  The Brewers having too many pieces, and not starting certain guys all the time.  Case in point, is Domingo Santana even on their team anymore?  Jesus *sign of cross* should be owned for when he’s playing, but when is he playing is the issue.  He didn’t on Monday.

Freddy Peralta – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.30, as he was recalled.  If the Brewers had any sense in their head (or maybe more cents in their bank), they’d forget Wade Miley, and Zach Davies and just go with Freddy P.  Maybe the Brewers are having too many flashbacks of Wily P.  Here’s what Prospector Ralph said about him, “A small right hander with the ability to miss bats in bunches. Truly a player after my own heart. He mixes a deceptive low to mid 90’s four-seamer, with good movement, a slider and an above average changeup. His delivery is a funky crossfire delivery makes it hard for hitters to pickup the ball coming out of his hand. It’s likely the root of some of his walk issues as well, which remain the only stain on an otherwise stellar profile. Seriously, he led all of MiLB in BAA at .177, and struck out 12+ per 9 IP across multiple levels. While everyone is clamoring to own Burnes and Woodruff, it might be Peralta that ends out he most fantasy relevant of the bunch. The knocks are obvious, his lack of size (he’s 5’11, 175 lbs), and funky delivery. Personally I’m buying Peralta everywhere I can. He’s deceptive with three pitches, he can throw for strikes, and employs a smart and instinctual approach to sequencing.  Speaking of sequencing, do you think there’s something wrong with Grey’s DNA sequencing?”  Aw, c’mon!  I’d grab Peralta everywhere just in case he stays in the rotation.

Austin Meadows – Missed two straight games with a sore foot.  Audrey Meadows never missed time with a sore foot.  Cust kayin’.

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.03.  Not the greatest start, but he said he was having fun.  At least that’s what I think he meant when he said he had a ball.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, after a four-hit night.  All sexual lust and/or kidding aside, watch how fast he goes from meh to worth the top 10 pick.  He could be at 30 homers by the All-Star break.  Seriously.

Domingo German – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners (zero walks), 9 Ks, ERA at 4.77.  Sunday Kraut has two great games in a row now, which is terrific, super, adjective, but I’d simply follow the Stream-o-Nator on him.  Luckily, it’s good for his next start.

Aaron Hicks – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 3rd homer in the last three games.  Somebody’s in the early lead to be the, uh, lede in Friday’s Buy column.

Miguel Andujar – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Him and Gleyber (2-for-4 and his 14th homer) have cooled off recently.  Ya know, Andujar is only a 23-year-old rookie and on pace for a better season than Rafael Devers, and Gleyber is doing even better than Andujar.  Ooh, gasoline on the Yankees/Red Sawx feud!

Marco Gonzales – 6 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.80.  Yeah, but you needed dented marbles in your cranium if you started him in Yankee Stadium.

Yu Darvish – Will throw a simulated game today.  Which means I’d load my DFS lineups with all the VR robots hitting off Darvish today, they will do well.

Brandon Morrow – Was unavailable yesterday due to a tight back.  We’ll see how Morrow feels ‘morrow.  I grabbed Steve Cishek in two leagues, just in case, and not because his last name sounds like a chorus in a Missy Elliott song.  Strop could also leave the 9th inning ports.  Almost palindrome!

Tyler Chatwood – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.95.  Chatwood couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn yesterday, and if the barn had a friendly message of graffiti on its side, then Chatwood couldn’t hit Chatwood.

Mike Montgomery – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  Racist!

Kenta Maeda – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.84.  Dodgers should lose all the starters they entered the season with and use only pitchers who they’ve started using around May.  Wait, not so fast…

Rich Hill – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.99, as he was activated after a month layoff.  Hill made it thru six innings without any blisters popping up!  This is amazing!  I would’ve sworn Rich Hill had Jiffy Pop fingers.  “Hey, Rich, what are you doing with your fingers in the campfire?”  “Was in the mood for popcorn.”  If Hill is out on waivers, I’d grab him to see if he finally put his blisters behind him (then they’d hemorrhoids).

Clayton Kershaw – Will make a rehab start on Saturday, which gives you about two weeks to sell him.  Not kidding.  If someone still believes he can stay on the field from July through October, I have a bridge in Kansas with a bad back to sell them.

Jay Bruce – Hit the DL with a hip injury.  He’s only owed $39 million by the Mets over three years.  Ooh, I have an idea!  What if they pay Bobby Bonilla one million dollars to take out Bruce?  Devilish or devilishly brilliant?

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I’m just going to haphazardly leave this treasure map on this window sill for two seconds–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Ian Desmond – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  And temperatures in Colorado haven’t even reached “swamp ass” yet, so offense is still peaking.

Carlos Gonzalez – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer.  I hate CarGo, and I’d even own him in Coors.

Hector Rondon – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.67 as he entered in the 7th.  You know what SAGNOF is becoming?  Just grab the guy who should be getting the saves and hope the manager does the right thing.

Justin Verlander – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.60 vs. Blake Snell – 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (7 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.48.  This start was Young vs. Old, Student vs. Teacher, Throws Hard vs. Wife Makes Me–Well, you get the picture.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .237.  This was his first hit in June (not really, but close).

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .305.  Hat tip to Rudy for this:  Escobar has 31 doubles.  Abreu is the only player with more than 23, he has 26.  Eduardo should go by Double E’s.  Fitting since he plays for the Twins.

Jose Berrios – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Hate to use the Fox Sports-type words like gusty and ‘what a gamer,’ because they really mean nothing, but Berrios went up against Chris Sale (7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.74) and did all those Fox Sports adjectives.

Rafael Devers – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  Devers isn’t taking the dragging by Gleyber and Andujar laying down (lying?).

Carlos Rodon – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  Meh, it was a tough start, that was compounded since he just faced them.  I shouldn’t have started him, and can’t hold it against him.  Plus, his next matchup is great, according to the Stream-o-Nator, and I agree.

Mike Clevinger – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Don’t mind at all that he keeps getting to face the White Sox, but can he face a different pitcher than Rodon, who I also own.  Thanking you in advance.

Matt Adams – Hit the DL with a fractured index finger.  In a comedy of manners, Adams injured his index finger on Friday, but the doctor said for five days, “You know, it’s not polite to point.”

Jefry Rodriguez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.66, as he was recalled by the Nats.  He throws 95 MPH with 7.8 K/9 and 4 BB/9 tendencies, no relation to Ted Danson.  Prospect-o-Nator has his projections, if you’re curious.

Stephen Strasburg – Has yet to resume throwing.  Enough about his LinkedIn account, how’s his injury?!

Trea Turner – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .267.  The fact that he’s now hitting sixth and Eaton’s leading off means Davey Martinez should be committed to the Manager Wellness Center for a mental evaluation.

Pedro Alvarez – Designated for assignment.  I imagine it went like this:  “Hey, coach, I’d love it if I could more playing time.”  “Who are you?”  “Pedro Alvarez.”  “You’re on the team?”  “Yeah, coach, c’mon, don’t say that, it hurts my feelings.”  “Well, this is really gonna hurt your feelings,” then he was designated.

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .223.  That’s nice; you ruined my faith in you, though, so you’re on the DGAF list with Odor and Sonny Gray.  Hopefully Hunter Strickland confuses you with a door.

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .225.  Too bad his average has bottomed out this year.  He forgot the cardinal rule, the looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .156.  He hit that one with a little extra ginger sauce.

Blake Parker – 2 IP, 2 ER and his 8th save, ERA up to 3.50.  He really needed to throw for two innings?  It’s like The Sciosciapath is spiting us.  Is this torture porn like The Handmaid’s Tale?

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .266.  Au Shizz!

Brad Hand – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 3rd blown save and 2nd straight game he’s allowed runs.  Mean’s while, Kirby Yates (1 IP, 0 ER) has a 0.93 ERA.  Don’t worry, the Padres will keep Brad the closer until they can trade him, even if they’re dealt a bad Hand.

J.P. Crawford – Out for 4-6 weeks with a broken hand.  Bummer.  Not because he’s hurt, but it’s too bad Kingery isn’t doing better.  He’s had all kind of chances.

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 4th homer in five games and 18th homer in the last week.  Let’s hear it for ODB!  MC Conditioner, you could never say this boy’s an amateur.  #Deeptracks

Carlos Santana – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .226.  Happy to report Carlos Santana is still with us after Rob Thomas swung by his house to check on him.

Seranthony Dominguez – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.61.  He was used in the 9th in a tie game as a closer would be at home.  However (stupid, freakin’ however), he lost the game, so that might send Kapler into a closer shame spiral.  There’s really no one else in the Phils bullpen I’d own right now.

Vince Velasquez – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.82.  Usually he’s terrible or wonderful, so a mediocre start means what?  Give us some indication here, VV.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Like a Billy Squier fan at karaoke, Pham found the stroke.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 3rd homer in three games, fourth homer in five games, as Carpenter keeps nailing them.

Joey Votto – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .302.  In case you missed the replay, he shooed away a bird prior to hitting the homer.  Lucky he wasn’t facing the Orioles.  That would’ve been distracting.

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Home runs from Hamilton are like tits on a bull.

Marcus Stroman – Should return this weekend.  I didn’t like him coming into this year, he’s looked awful and now he’s recovering from a shoulder injury.  No amount of pain he can be Stroman’ing.

Ronald Acuna – Nearing rehab assignment.  Braves are really babying Acuña, huh?  He walked off the field after his injury and has seemed fine for two weeks.  Not to sound too much like my father, but put on your big boy pants and get back out there!

Johan Camargo – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer.  I actually own Camargo on one team, and it’s my one team that is not doing well.  So, um, yeah, four hits goes a long way to a schmotato run, but he’s not generally good.

Mike Soroka – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.51.  There might not be a more frustrating start when a starter breaks win’d.  I still like Soroka, and this was not an easy matchup.

Charlie Culberson – 2-for-4, 3 runs, and his 4th homer.  The Braves can literally put anyone in the outfield and get production.  Member Preston Tucker?  Acuña went down and the Braves didn’t even bother with Tucker, they were just like, “We can put anyone in left because our time is now,” then they showed their Shazam app and the last song they Shazam’d was Eye of the Tiger.  You can’t make this shizz up.

Rougned Odor – Scratched from the lineup, after a crazy night out with Yohander Mendez.  Too bad I don’t have a category in my leagues for ‘Being an Extra in a GGW Video.’  I officially cut Odor from my teams and wiped my hands of him.  He is dead to me like Mancini and Sonny Gray.  May Odor’s stench never waft my way again.

Yohander Mendez – Optioned to Triple-A as punishment for something he did during his “night out with Odor,” but the Rangers wouldn’t elaborate what he did.  Okay, guesses!  First guess, he farted into someone’s pillow.  Pink eye is serious and not to be messed with.  2nd guess, he kept introducing his hand to himself a’la, “Yo hand, meet Yohander,” and that got annoying very fast.  3rd guess, there’s no 3rd guess.  4th guess, he voted for Rougned Odor for the All-Star Game.  5th guess, he kept asking everyone, “If I don’t know what the Alamo is, how can I remember it?”  People had enough.  6th guess, he spoiled the end of the second season of Goliath for everyone.  I like him for 1, 2, 5 or 6.  No one’s dumb enough for 4.

   
  1. Sphinxter says:
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    Altuve or Trea?

  2. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man, in my 12 team h2h cats league i dropped weaver for freddy p? This a good move or was I just acting impulsively? Weaver has been unstartable and kills your ratios with no QS or wins lately… Freddy was throwing more than just his fastball last night and should at least get me K’s and turn into a streaming spot if I need to. Thanks.

  3. Dave Funnell says:
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    Nice Chatwood reference there.

    As a follow up to a question I asked yesterday, I’ve been offered the following deals:

    I get E. Rosario, Schebler and Peacock for Vlad

    I get E. Rosario, Cain and Peacock for Vlad and Mazara

    Rosario is $3×3, Mazara is $1×1, Cain is $20×3, Vlad is $1×1, and his contract starts after he clears rookie eligibility.

    I don’t want Peacock, but I wouldn’t mind Josh Harrison on his team either. Are those offers enough for what Ralph calls the greatest prospect he’s ever seen? I’m in 2nd and quite in contention.

    So…..Ask for Schebler, Rosario, Cain and Harrison for Mazara, Vlad, Healy and then drop someone?

    • Micah says:
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      @Dave Funnell: You’d be losing the best player involved in that trade. I’d definitely hold Vlad.

      • cmutimmah says:
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        @Micah: Trading away a guy that is Vlad level for guys that won’t immediately make you the best team in the league is NOT smart.

        DON’T DO IT.

        You could get way more for Vlad than someone else’s scrubs.

        • Dave Funnell says:
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          @cmutimmah:

          That’s what I’m afraid of. I’m curious of people’s thoughts on Rosario. He’s been incredible to say the least, and for $3, he seems like a steal, but is regression coming? I feel like I’d be selling low here.

          Imagine I have Vlad and he rest of the league is available…..what player should I be looking for? A top 40? Top 20?

  4. Turd Ferguson says:
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    I’d check under the hood and kick the tires again on Camargo. 13.8% BB rate, 17.1% K rate, 208 ISO, and a superb 42.3% hard hit rate. One spot ahead of Stanton! He’s 24 and in a good lineup. His stats prorated to 600 ABs would be ridiculous considering how low he bats in the order. I think you owning him in a league is quite savvy. Kudos Master Lothario! Great write-up!

    • cmutimmah says:
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      @Turd Ferguson: I’ve been keeping an eye on his fangraphs page for a while now… those numbers keep trending. I have just been waiting for it to translate.

      With the Joey Bats scare past, and the trend continuing, I’m considering him as a UTIL bat… hell… I’m considering him for EE’s corner IF job for a points league. Haven’t been able to pull the trigger on either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turd Ferguson: Thanks! Yeah, maybe you’re right, I’m just so down on that one team where I own him

      • Turd Ferguson says:
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        @Grey: On a positive note, aside from his good batted ball profile for a 2nd year player, is the fact that the Braves top minor league hitting prospect, Austin Riley, still has no timetable for his return from a PCL sprain. PT shouldn’t be a problem. Of course, as soon as I tout his improved recent play, he goes O fer today. Ha!

        Good luck rebounding in that league!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice update tho!

  5. M says:
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    Over/under date of when Melancon will be the closer?

    • knucks says:
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      @M: Maybe a week or so. But please come back the day after he gets his first save and make this same comment, in reverse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Agree with knucks, maybe by next Thursday

  6. bill amodeo says:
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    Grey.

    Hilarious stuff, drop Olson for Grichuk ?

    Also, drop Taillon to take a chance on F. Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bill amodeo: Thanks! Yeah, go with Grichuk… I’d hold Taillon

      • Robert Steinberg says:
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        @Grey: I thought for sure you’d go the other way on Olson.. How about Healy or Olson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Healy

  7. Keak Da Sneak says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Struggling to find some reliable SPs. Experimented with Boyd which clearly didn’t work out yesterday. Pick your top 3 RoS:

    Hill, F. Peralta, Tyson Ross, Boyd, Lucchessi, and Lugo

  8. Puddy says:
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    How do you do an adjective?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Puddy: Very carefully

  9. Tony C says:
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    Good morning Grey, For short term value that could turn into more please rank Freddie Peralta, German, Guerra and Leblanc. Thanks!

  10. Drew says:
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    Start Happ v. ATL? What bout Lugo v. COL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drew: Yes on Happ, no Lugo

  11. Matt Sherry says:
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    Is Johnathan Schoop dropable? So tired of him doing nothing

    • knucks says:
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      @Matt Sherry: Sure.

      Drop him for Josh Harrison. Don’t Drop him for Joe Panik.

  12. Jeff Dundy says:
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    Drop UTIL Timmy Anderson for Carlos Santana, Leonys, Bauers, Descalso or Healy ? Top 3 ROS please, Greyson .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff Dundy: Anderson, Healy, Leonys, different stuff tho

  13. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Luke Weaver droppable in a 12 team mixed? He has been really meh. I assume you like Soroka more than him?

    I really wanted Ralph to ask a follow-up when it came out that Cougs heard you talking about hot chicks on the pod two weeks ago – HOW DID SHE REACT TO THE SOFT PORN EX-GIRLFRIEND? haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pine Tar Incident: Yeah, you can lose him…

      re: soft core — Not good, Pine Tar Incident!

  14. hegotsgame says:
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    Could you please give your take on a ranking for Conforto, Muncy, and Nimmo ROS?

    Sadly need to drop one for Dyson. Which is gross.

  15. Willy Mo says:
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    So let me get this straight…. German DOMINATES the tougher lineup Seattle, in yankees stadium and Soroka gets shelled by the as you say”tough mathup blue jays” and your keeping faith in soroka but giving german no love as a regualr fantasy asset?

    Hahahahha domingo german use SON but mike shit soroka you like him everywhere hahahahhaha

    Dont @ me

    • Cram It says:
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      @Willy Mo: KOSS strikes again.

      “Don’t @ me.” You sound like a guy who got dumped by his gf and just wants to get the last word in via text.

      • Ted Williams' Frozen Head says:
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        @Cram It: $100 this dude is some hack “wannabe-pert” who never got any looks or love on his site and is now trying to bring down others, what a joke. Or he’s like 12 years old because he said don’t @ me. Either way, miserable…

        • Jays for Days says:
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          @Ted Williams’ Frozen Head: Agreed, he’s always like this, just makes himself sound like an idiot. I take Grey’s advice all the time and it helps me drastically, I would never listen to anything this fool has to say.

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Cram It: just some troll bitch mofa

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Willy Mo: plot twist this clown is really Grey in e-disguise. Or it is that CBS dude how ranked Gattis 20th at the start of season.

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Willy Mo: my vicinities filled with fans packed to capacity

      • knucks says:
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        @Willy Mo: You def should know by now that a comment like this will get laughed at/scolded by several commenters, then either skipped or receive an “Okay” or “Sure” response around 11:30 EST from Grey. So why do it?

        Because you live under a bridge.

        • Willy Mo says:
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          @knucks: you folks need to study up on Germans curve. Untouchable wipe out pitch.

          Soroka had 2 ks only and 6 doubles allowed over 4.2 compared to germans 2 hits over 7 with 9 ks vs a better lineup.

          This aint about yesterday tho, German will lap soroka on the player rater ROS. it wont be remotely close.

          Grey gets stubborn with his reads. I get it, you initially liked soroka more but things change. German is sexy af and grey missed out, he doesnt own him anywhere id bet. Enjoy soroka

          • Cram It says:
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            @Willy Mo: “It’s not about yesterday”, as you compare their lines from only yesterday. KOSS on the spot!

            It’s cool to be right, when you’re actually right. But you’re a d-bag about it before it even happens. And then when it doesn’t happen, there’s no one there to say “gotcha”.

            • Willy Mo says:
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              @Cram It: my beef is with Greys analysis of German going forward as I feel strongly hes a set it and forget it guy and you dont need to bench him in tough matchups (more on why below)

              I also think its a joke greys making excuses for soroka after a crappy outing saying the blue jays are a tough matchup. fangraphs ranks the blue jays as the 19th best team offense (seattle is 8th best btw)

              How bout these stats to back up why I’m so confident in German going forward…

              z contact against- 2018 mlb (contact % made by batters on swings made against pitches inside the zone):
              1) max scherzer 75.7 %
              2) degrom 77.8%
              3) chris sale 78.4%
              4) domingo german 78.8%

              he also has the second best 0-contact % ( swings and miss % on pitches outside the zone) for all pitchers in baseball, he just doesn’t show up on the fangraphs leaderboard yet becasue of innings pitched, but he soon will…

              as morpheus says in the matrix “do you believe now, trinity?”

              • Cram It says:
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                @Willy Mo: It was Soroka’s first start off the DL and it was in Toronto, who are .01 RPG at home behind the Cubs. You can slice sh*zz anyway you want. I own German and Soroka in multiple places. You’re just annoyingly rabid dude. Someone doesn’t agree with you and you act like a big old D. There’s no discussion with you, just arguing.

                Well gee, how could Oakland and Texas possibly score 6 ER’s on him get his ERA under 5 just last game, with a z contact% like that?!

                • Willy Mo says:
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                  @Cram It: slice what? those are the fangraphs rankings! the blue jays are a bottom half offense NO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT

                  and this was sorokas second start back, HOME SLICE

                • Willy Mo says:
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                  @Cram It: and wow what a dumb comment on runs allowed by german… How could scherzer allow 4 earned runs to the marlins on may 25th!!

                  Cram, respect my stats bruh

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Willy Mo: So he’s Max Scherzer now? If some rookie let up 6 ER in back to back games to shitty offenses, you’d be screaming at the sky at how terrible he is. But he’s a Yankee, so he’s amazing.

                    YOUR stats huh? I think I’m done with you for today. Til tomorrow when you shove Esteban Lasagna down Grey’s throat.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Willy Mo: Good pitchers have off games. Good pitchers don’t have off games and a 5 ERA halfway through the season. See the difference?

                    • Willy Mo says:
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                      @Cram It: HALF WAY THROUGH THE SEASON???

                      you are so full of shit and you know it. hes made 8 starts this year.

            • The Harrow says:
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              @Cram It: this is the same guy who:
              on may 10th asks IF heaney is a decent enough streamer?
              then on may 25th shows up after heaney’s had some good starts claiming HE’D “told everybody well before that that heaney’d be awesome this year” (somehow contra to grey and anybody else)

              everybody else pretty much: “heaney wasn’t loved as much due to like a 3 or more year health chart”

              thing is when you’re playing the “gotcha” game actually make sure you know what you yourself in fact said in the same month,maybe. other people actually can see what you type and can check it or remember it.

              and SON did like the nazi in exile’s start yesterday and the next one.

              • Willy Mo says:
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                @The Harrow: yeah this is garbage, thanks. wish i could take a screen shot and post it here of the leagu transactions. in my deep 12 team league ive owned heaney since april.

              • Willy Mo says:
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                @The Harrow: and if i could find it, in february’ish i posted heany will be this years alex wood breakout player.

  16. bigbear says:
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    Richard Hill is an FA in my 12 team H2H 6×6 (OPB and QS) league. I’d have to drop one of Nimmo, Moncada (both starters with Donaldson and Acuna on the way back), Flaherty, C-Mart. I suppose I could drop Hader too (not a holds league)

    Ideally I’d drop one of the bats (Nimmo or Moncada), but that would leave me without a starter until Donaldson or Acuna get back. If it’s for a week or so, I’d be fine with that.

    C – Molina
    1B – Smoak
    2B – Moncada
    3B – Escobar
    SS – Treat Urner
    OF – Rosario, JD, J-Up
    Util – Nimmo, Merrifield

    SP – Lester, Berrios, Stripling, Mikolas, C-Mart, Manaea, Flaherty (Buehler on DL)
    RP – Kimbrel, Morrow, Box, Barraclough, and Hader

  17. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Is Muncy worth the ROS HODL given he sits vs. Lefties? Moustakas is my top 3B, and I have Lamb who player rater likes more ROS. I also have Goldy, Bellinger, Braun (I know…but the robots like him), and Cron that can slide into my U and CI slots.

    Asking because I could use a stream today and SON like Mahle vs. DET at home today.

    • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: I guess I could just drop Lamb instead since the doods ice cold and no one wants to pick him up. I do have the 3rd waiver claim and could probably pick him back up if it’s a good idea.

  18. babybacks03 says:
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    Would you trade Didi for Pollock in a 12 team dynasty league?

  19. Dave Funnell says:
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    I have 4 sp for today. Start them all?

    Kluber, Happ, Price, Stripling. The Stream o Nator isn’t fond of Strip, but want your opinion. If they all do well, I could have a day for the history books.

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Dave Funnell: start em all! I am starting Stripling but it’s iffy

  20. Slappy Jack says:
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    This shizz was really good today Grey, had me laughing from the first sentence.
    A++

    Who do you like better ROS K.Gibson or T.Skaggs ?
    And are they full time starters to you in 12teamers or just streamers?

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @Slappy Jack: Agreed, Grey dug deep for some extra funny in this one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Jack: Thanks! Gibson — pretty much streamers

  21. The Flayed Man says:
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    Greetings,

    In a rebuild would you trade Bergman to aquire Kingery?

    10 team yahoo 6×6 (ops) 9 keeper league.

    Thank you

    • The Flayed Man says:
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      @The Flayed Man:

      Bregman. Sorry auto-correct strikes again.

    • knucks says:
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      @The Flayed Man: Bregman is what you are hoping Kingery might be down the road. No need to roll the dice. They are both 24 years old. If you wanna trade Bregman, do much better. But I don’t see the reason to move him. He’ll be hitting in the middle of arguably the sexiest lineup for the next few years.

  22. Cram It says:
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    Is there a Team Log somewhere on Fantrax? I swear, every middle reliever I use in ‘Perts for ratios, gives up runs instead. I want to verify my swears.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Ya know, I gave up trying to find that page about 6 weeks ago, maybe Truss knows… If you find out, let me know

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Haha.

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: On your Team Roster page, make sure it is set YTD. Then click “Full Fantasy Team.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw, thanks, Vin!

    • CloudTown says:
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      @Cram It: It’s not a great interface but on your main team page set the dropdown to “2018 Regular Season – YTD” and pick Full Fantasy Team below. That seems to show everyone you’ve had and the active stats. But it’s ugly!

      • VinWins

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        @CloudTown: Didn’t see this before I posted. Beat me by 4 minutes!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks, Cloud!

        • CloudTown says:
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          @Grey: No problem!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @CloudTown: BTW, you’re right that it’s ugly

        • CloudTown says:
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          @Grey: Maybe I’m biased for ESPN’s setup because I’ve used it so long but why wouldn’t you have just a separate active stat page??

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, agreed, this is so confusing

  23. Joel says:
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    Episode 7 way one of my favorite episodes of any series in a long time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Goliath? With Billy Bob in the house? Yeah, was fun

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: ya man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ya you

  24. Joel says:
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    *was

  25. AP says:
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    The regression fairies are sharpening their wings for Chatwood, yes? (Not 100% sure how fairies work). That dude should have an ERA north of 5 with all of his walks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Haha, yup

  26. Padre says:
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    Newcomb or Castillo ros?
    12 team H2H redraft

    Thanks Grey

  27. RePete says:
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    14-Team H2H OBP League: I have too many on the DL, drop Zimmerman or Adams and for which CI;

    Sandoval
    Duffy
    Guzman
    Kiner-Falefa
    Difo
    Spangenberg
    Duda (returning any day now, hot start in rehab games)

  28. Jason Morgon says:
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    What are your thoughts on Syndergaard the rest of the season. How comfortable would you be trading for him? If I could get him dollar for dollar, would you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason Morgon: I’d pay 70 cents on a dollar… Like Nelson Cruz plus a 2nd tier closer

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: We talking donkeycorns?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          When are we not?

          • Joel says:
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            @Grey:Give up Cruz and Vazquez (or Hand) for Syndergaard?

            I have a feeling Hand is going to be traded. May be a closer for a good team or a setup man to a good team with an even better closer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d send Hand first, it’s a fair trade, fwiw

      • Jason Morgan says:
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        @Grey: Would you give up Albies for Syndergaard in a points league where points are skewed towards pitching?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair, I likely wouldn’t due to injury concerns

  29. NJ says:
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    Great stuff! Anyone throwing Lucchesi out there tonight?

    • Cram It says:
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      @NJ: I am, with fingers crossed.

    • knucks says:
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      @NJ: I would, but in the league I could, QS are what I need and I’m 90% sure he goes 5 innings tonight

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @knucks: My monies on 6 innings 2 earned runs

        • knucks says:
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          @Old School Brother: OSB! Are you streaming him in FCL? Because i tried to add him an hour ago, to no avail. But I don’t feel like opening that website back up and dealing with trying to figure out who added him.

          • VinWins

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            @knucks: Backdoor Sliders must have grabbed him just before you tried.

            • Old School Brother says:
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              @VinWins: yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NJ: Thanks! I am too

  30. Jamiehov says:
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    Damn, now peralta and hill are on my radar. Not enough roster spots…
    German looked really good last night. He had insane movement. I’m wondering if he’s becoming more than a stream.

    My SP’s are Pivetta, Bauer, Newcomb, German, Corbin, Happ & C-Mart.
    I’ve been streaming SS and have Rosario for @ Colo right now. Others available are Peraza but when not stealing seems to add nothing, Adames who i held for a bit and Anderson whose an AVG drain. Do you recommend dropping Corbin to hold Kang until he returns?

    How bad is that Nas album? Not that i expected a ton from him but its a reminder that i’m Really old.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jamiehov: You can’t drop Corbin — Nas sounds like a grandfather rapping — you have to keep streaming SS, Amed for now in Coors… Then likely Adames — Domingo’s a start to start guy for now

  31. Savoy Special says:
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    14 Team H2H auction redraft league: 6×6. Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    1) Drop 2 in rank order to activate Joey Lucchesi today and Mike Foltynewicz on Sunday: Ryon Healy, Jeimer Candelario, Jake Lamb, Matt Barnes, Steve Cishek

    C: Evan Gattis
    1B: Ian Desmond
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Jake Lamb
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Ryon Healy
    Bench: Jaimer Candelario

    P: Dan Winkler
    P: Matt Barnes
    P: Keon Kela
    P: Steve Cishek
    P: Hector Rondon
    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Blake Snell
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: Dereck Rodriguez (holding him for his Sunday start vs Padres and then will drop to activate Kershaw next week)

    DL: Clayton Kershaw
    DL: Mike Foltynewicz
    DL: Joey Lucchesi

    Thanks as always!

  32. boo_hiss says:
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    Lost Herrera to the Nats and Strickland to dumbass injury and out of 1st for the first time all season in my RCL within 24h. Black Tuesday over here. Hope Watson picks up saves, because he’s the one I picked up. Sigh. Maybe I’l get lucky! Thanks for the writeup as always.

  33. Mati_One_Three says:
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    Grey, thank you, always enjoy the column but have never commented before. The Travis Shaw Cypress Hill riff drove me off the cliff of silence, well done my man. Truly comment-worthy. And as an owner of Treat Urner in a dynasty league, I’d like to send your note to the Nats!

  34. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: Excellent stuff as always. Love the Brand
    Nubian reference. Punks jump up to get beat down. Thanks and keep it up!

  35. Savoy Special says:
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    Dereck Rodriguez: totally harmless start last night. Not good, not bad. Which I will take from a streamer. Hopefully he has a QS on Sunday. Holding for 1 more.

    Thanks as always!

  36. kilkennybrian says:
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    Do you still think Watson is the best bet for saves? Dyson got a vote of confidence, but Watson has been a stud and wasn’t avail yesterday. How do you rank that bullpen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kilkennybrian: 60/40 Dyson/Watson for right now, Melancon is closing by next week (or injured)

  37. Steve says:
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    Odor’s stench is real. Like Peterson (schomatoing?), Travis or Peraza as replacement? OBP SLG

    What happened to Odor? He turn into Pedro Uribe (Brockmire)?!

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Peraza — Jobu, can’t hit a curve

  38. knucks says:
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    Ceej Cron: 4/43 the Last 15 days with 4 HRs. Make ’em count brother, jeeez.

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @knucks: Yea and he’s been on my bench for the 4 HRs and in my lineup when he went 0 for everything. SMH

  39. Five-on-One says:
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    Lost Herrera and Strickland this week. Looking for saves. Picked up Yates and Gsellman. Prefer any of these other guys? Brach, Jones, Devinski, Edubray, Minter, Rondon, Colome, Zeigler…

    • knucks says:
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      @Five-on-One: The 4 that are most ownable atm are prob Yates/G-man/Brach/Rondon. But I am unsure of what order. Grey can help better with that part.

      And I own Edubray in a 15 teamer, but only because Gabe is a douche.

    • Five-on-One says:
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      @Five-on-One: Thanks Knucks. O’Day also available. Interesting to see what Grey says.

      • knucks says:
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        @Five-on-One: I think he was just complaining about a Hammy or something. He might be DTD right meow so def keep that in mind.

  40. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    I loaded up on the back end of my rotation hoping things would sort themselves out. No such luck. My SPs are: Max, MadBum, Bauer, Morton, Hendricks, Pivetta, Wood. My RP are: BearClaw, Parker, Britton, Herrera. 12 teamer, holds and saves league, H2H in first by plenty so can be patient building toward Sept playoff run.

    I have to drop one of these guys or drop Seager who is on my bench. Who goes?

    • knucks says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed: Drop Seager. Find a bench bat later, when you need one.

      Sounds like its not that deep of a league if this rotation is problematic for you. These are all Top 40 or better arms. If you are that sick of Wood, I’ve seen him dropped in several of my Roto leagues this past week. So I guess he would be your first drop, but we don’t know why. What’s the reason here? To add a diff bench bat? 2nd catcher?

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:
        Helpful. Thanks to you both. My pitching has been off the charts good. My dilemma is DeJong coming off DL. Believe it or not, I am playing w/o a 2B this week just to see how the Herrera, Wood, Pivetta thing shakes out. Hill was grabbed while I was typing so that sucks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I hear ya…

  41. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, keep 5, yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    I need to drop 2 players to activate Rich Hill and Joey Lucchesi (pitching today) from the DL.

    CA- Gattis. 1B- Cron. 2B- Merrifield. 3B- Beltre. SS- Machado. IN- Healy.
    OF- Cain. OF- DPeralta. OF- Soto. OF- Harrison. UT- Parra.
    BN- Senzel, MSmith, ARosario, Adames, Mondesi.
    DL- DeJong
    SP- Bumgarner. SP- Nola. RP- Morrow. RP- Britton.
    P- SDominguez. P- Tepera. P- HRondon.
    BN- Hendricks, LCastillo, LeBlanc, Maeda.
    DL- Hill. DL- Luchessi (need to activate both of these)

    the first guy I’m thinking is Mondesi. the next guy I’m thinking would be between Amed Rosaio who has been a bust this season, or Willy Adames.
    one of the categories I’m weak in is AVG so I don’t want to drop Parra.

  42. prey879 says:
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    Who do you like more ROS: Wacha or Hendricks? Or are they the same person

    Also would you trade Snell, Wacha/Hendricks, Dee Gordon, and Zunino for Trevor Bauer and Gary Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @prey879: Same person, Wacha… Yes, Bauer

      • prey879 says:
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        @Grey: Accepted and had this trade pushed through with Wacha included instead of hendricks right before games locked today…Phewwwww!

        I had traded with this same kid for Andrus and Andrus broke his elbow that same day. Don’t wish anybody to get injured but that’s some good karma.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  43. Isabella says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How are you? Joc and muncey have cooled down as of late. Although joc hit a HR last night For a ROS perspective, do you like Jesus Aguilar over either of them? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Isabella: Are you using as a platoon bat? If yes, then Aguilar over Joc

      • Nacho Keepers says:
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        @Grey:

        Bench bat Aguilar over Muncey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  44. See Door, Hit Door says:
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    Bucholdz, Hill, Sanchez, Matz, Gibson. Would you drop Wood for one of these? Thank you.

  45. KarlJ says:
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    Are you cyclopsing German ( I know you mentioned you just mentioned him) ? 28 k’s in his last 19 innings and his SwStr % is among the elite.

    • knucks says:
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      @KarlJ: Cyclopsing/Streaming/Owning. He’s been good and the next start is against the Rays. That’s what Grey was getting at.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: Agree with knucks

  46. Five-on-One says:
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    12-team 5×5 league with weekly lineups. Please rank for this week:

    2-start Wacha @PHI ($1.7) and vCLE ($1.5)
    2-start Kuhl vMIL ($4.6) and @NYM ($5.4)
    Corbin @PIT ($3.5)
    VV vNYY ($6.5)
    Peralta vSTL ($4.5)

    Thanks.

  47. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Loved the write-up, it is what love looks like.

    a. Dropped Strickland to re-activate Kiermaier. Figured he’s worth more even with his potential 0/5 fresh off the DL than Strickland punching more walls on the DL.

    b. Having a farewell celebration (or cerebration as Peacecoast would have it) in one hour. Prepared a few telegrams (a la Richard Pryor’s celebrity roast) but most are clueless on the whole idea.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 20

    Old Man: Free Will has always existed in words, but it stops there, I think–stops short of fact. I would not use those words–Free Will–but others.

    Young Man: What others?

    Old Man: Free Choice.

    Young Man: What is the difference?

    Old Man: The one implies untrammeled power to act as you please, the other implies nothing beyond a mere mental process: the critical ability to determine which of two things is nearest right and just.

    Young Man: Make the difference clear, please.

    Old Man: The mind can freely select, choose, point out the right and just one–its function stops there. It can go no further in the matter. It has no authority to say that the right one shall be acted upon and the wrong one discarded. That authority is in other hands.

    Young Man: The man’s?

    Old Man: In the machine which stands for him. In his born disposition and the character which has been built around it by training and environment.

    Young Man: It will act upon the right one of the two?

    Old Man: It will do as it pleases in the matter. George Washington’s machine would act upon the right one; Pizarro would act upon the wrong one.

    Young Man: Then as I understand it a bad man’s mental machinery calmly and judicially points out which of two things is right and just–

    Old Man: Yes, and his moral machinery will freely act upon the one or the other, according to its make, and be quite indifferent to the mind’s feeling concerning the matter–that is, would be, if the mind had any feelings; which it hasn’t. It is merely a thermometer: it registers the heat and the cold, and cares not a farthing about either.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Makes sense B. Haha, have fun with it! C. Awesome!

  48. Balls In Play says:
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    Bryce Harper unlucky or failing the shift? Haven’t gotten to see him much, but the .209 babip with the 45% pull rate (historically in the mid-30’s) got me wondering when Harper will get his groove back.

  49. Five-on-One says:
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    12-team 5×5 league with weekly lineups. Need to sit 3 for this week, one of which must be Yonder or Jesus.

    Eugenio S ($16.1)
    Gallo ($13.0)
    Puig ($9.9)
    Braun ($6.8)
    Yonder ($5.2)
    Polanco ($0.9)
    Kiermaier (-$1.1)
    Aguilar (-$1.7)

    Bot says to sit Aguilar, Kiermaier and Polanco, and I guess I agree, but missed out on a big week from Jesus last week and am tempted to sit him over Yonder. Also, Braun has similar playing tim eissues (and has been COLD), so tempted to sit him over either Kiermaier or Polanco.
    thoughts?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Five-on-One: I’d sit Yonder, Braun and Kiermaier.

  50. brian says:
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    Sam dyson or tepera better bet for saves ROS?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brian: Tepera prolly, hard to say

  51. Wilsonian says:
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    Is it bad that I don’t want Rondon or Giles on my team? They are driving me nuts with who the hell is the g-d closer! I’d like to grab Otto-wino to help with the ratios, do I dump Giles for him? Is there really any reason to hold him (or Rondon) at this point?

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, I’d lose Giles

  52. jose says:
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    Five over the internet dollars says Maddon uses Wilson if there is a save chance today. Not that it’s the right move, just the move I’d guess he goes with…

    I’d prefer Puig hit for the cycle off Lester…which is more likely? Don’t answer that.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: Yeah, could be… I’d prefer Puig too!

  53. Perfect Game says:
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    Reading your recap on Kershaw…I actually have Kersh, Stras, Thor and Folty. Only 2 DL slots. If you had to get rid of a SP to make room on the roster to activate Kershaw and Thor (assuming Stras would be out the longest right now) who would it be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

      • Perfect Game says:
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        There isn’t much available on the trade market for Kershaw – ERod, Heaney, Flaherty for sure…possibly Clevinger, Morton. Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No one there works

      • Perfect Game says:
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        I have Severino, Kluber, Bauer, Paxton and Folty, Kersh, Stras, Thor DL’d. To make room on the roster do you think offering Kersh/Thor or Kersh/Stras for Cole or DeGrom is a fair offer and worth doing on my part?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kershaw/Stras could work for you, but you’re paying — deGrom first

  54. Cheese says:
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    I’m in 1st in my 16 team H2H league, haven’t lost a single week, but I don’t want to be complacent. I need a second set of eyes on my team to give me another perspective on where I’m weak and where I have some excess. 6×6 (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, QS, K/9, K/BB, ERA, WHIP, NSVH)

    C – Jorge Alfaro
    1B – Anthony Rizzo
    2B – Ozzie Albies
    3B – Jose Ramirez
    SS – Tim Anderson
    IF – Miguel Andujar
    LF – Eddie Rosario
    CF – Andrew Benintendi
    RF – Yasiel Puig
    OF – Kevin Kiermaier
    Util – Joey Gallo
    BEN – Yonder Alson
    BEN – Dustin Fowler
    BEN – Delino DeShields

    SP – Jose Quintana
    SP – Charlie Morton
    SP – Patrick Corbin
    SP – Miles Mikolas
    SP – Dylan Bundy
    SP – Jeff Samardzija
    RP – Adam Ottavino
    RP – Kirby Yates
    RP – Shane Green
    BEN – Blake Parker
    DL – Shohei Ohtani (P), Hyun-Jin Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re going real hard for SBs on your bench huh? I’d prolly play DDS over Kiermaier, but small thing… I don’t think your pitching’s going to do as well 2nd half of the year vs. first

  55. Snelly Fingers says:
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    Who do you like the most out of this group of current and potential SAGNOFs: Gsellman, Joe Jimenez, Dyson/Watson.

  56. Lindorphins says:
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    How do you rank these guys ROS? Soroka, Rodon, Freddy P.

    And I know Braun is an orange to their apples, but how do you compare his value to those pitchers in a trade scenario?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, Soroka — Braun’s barely worth one of them

  57. Jeremy says:
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    ?12 team pts league. Been offered Kluber, K. Davis, Posey, and Merrifield in exchange for my 6th rd pick (highest that can be dealt), Altuve, Eaton, Grandal, Soroka. Keep 5, but I’m deep enough that that isn’t a major concern.

    With Davis joining my OF I’d be left with a choice between Nimmo/Belt/Castellanos for 1 spot each week.

    Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeremy: Works for me to win this year if you need Kluber

  58. joe dirt says:
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    Kinsler or Muncy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy

  59. Thunder Thighs says:
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    Happy Wednesday, Grey!

    A. I need to sit one pitcher from the following, who should it be:
    Pivetta @Wsh
    Eflin @Wsh
    Stripling @Chc
    Gibson vs Bos

    B. How would you rank Eflin, Soroka, Peralta ROS?

    Thanks!

      • Thunder Thighs says:
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        @Grey: Yah, not a great slate of matchups for my SPs this week, but actually, I miscounted and need to sit TWO of them. So Eflin and who else?

        Alternatively, I could actually pick up Peralta who’s on the waiver wire for his Sunday start vs STL. I would drop Eflin to get Peralta. Do you like that start more than any out of the Pivetta, Stripling, or Gibson starts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pivetta — Peralta over Eflin

      • Thunder Thighs says:
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        @Grey: Ok, one more option would be to drop Eflin for Musgrove, who’s home against Arizona. How does Musgrove rank in with Soroka and Peralta?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take Musgrove

  60. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Any set up men to target as we get closer to the trade deadline who could become closers other than Yates and Jimenez? Roe, Hughes? Blech. I may target Yates or Jimenez soon as we get closer to the deadline.

    I read your bit on Morrow/Cishek/Strop… I wouldn’t bet on Morrow holding up but tough to say who gets lionshare if he goes down. Carl Edwards Jr coming back eventually too. I’d say Maddon is the worst but Kapler has him beat. I own Seanthony, Doolittle and Strickland. The Kelvin Herrera trade gave me heart palpitations and I burned two moves on Dyson and Watson last night. I hate closers.

    Thanks as always! Appreciate your advice!

  61. Benintend her over says:
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    Outfield will be very crowded once Acuna comes back. In a 12 team mixed are any of these guys drops or should I try everything I can to sell for something: Puig, Nimmo, Joc

    Giancarlo, Benny, and Acuna are my other outfielders. 4 OF league, 1 UTIL.

  62. JC says:
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    Pitch Loaisiga at Yankee stadium vs Mariners?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: I am

    • cyler8 says:
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      @JC: Stream – o – Nator loved him yesterday. But as of right now it says it’s not a good matchup.

  63. Peter Rabbit says:
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    In a 10 team 10 keeper league

    Would you trade merridfield for c. Hernandez And a 2nd round pick (roughly pick 110-120)

    I also have schoop to back up at 2b

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Peter Rabbit says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the advice.

        What about w. Merrifield and c mart for Cesar Hernandez and Hoskins ?

        The owner wants C-Mart and is shopping Hoskins .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hoskins side

  64. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Any set up men to target as we get closer to the trade deadline who could become closers other than Yates and Jimenez? Roe, Hughes? Blech. I may target Yates or Jimenez soon as we get closer to the deadline. Which would you rather have… Yates right?

    I read your bit on Morrow/Cishek/Strop… I wouldn’t bet on Morrow holding up but tough to say who gets lionshare if he goes down. Carl Edwards Jr coming back eventually too. I’d say Maddon is the worst but Kapler has him beat. I own Seanthony, Doolittle and Strickland. The Kelvin Herrera trade gave me heart palpitations and I burned two moves on Dyson and Watson last night. I hate closers.

    Thanks as always! Appreciate your advice!

    • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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      @Molina Bros BBQ: Whoops sorry for the double post. Thanks again!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  65. Randy Big Johnson says:
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    Would you trade Doolittle for Zack Greinke?

    Would leave me with Kimbrel, Dyson, and any other SAGNOFs I can find

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  66. Jays for Days says:
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    lost strickland, do I grab Yates or Dyson (or wilson)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  67. Alex Sutara says:
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    “4th guess, he voted for Rougned Odor for the All-Star Game.”

    Lmao Good Shit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  68. cyler8 says:
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    So I have been using stream – o – nator a good amount this year. Recently though I have noticed how the dollar values for some streams have changed drastically throughout the day. Is there a reason for this? I know the values are based on projected lineups but it seems like the values should project based on the best possible lineup the opposing team could put out there right? So the value would potentially go up and not down?

    Example I grabbed Loasigia yesterday as he was initially valued at around $11. Go back to check this AM and his value is now $4.3. Not even stream worthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When lineups are released, dollar values change… For instance, if Trout is out of the lineup, the Angels opponent becomes better

      • cyler8 says:
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        @Grey: I totally get that. Which falls in line to the example I gave. But why would the dollar value go down? It seems like the tool would anticipate the hardest match-up, so assume Trout is in the lineup, and start with the value there and go up as it changes or the better hitters are given a off day.

        But lately it’s almost like the tool is assuming a crappy lineup and then the value is drastically decreasing for a lot of streams.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s now a question for Rudy, if you put a comment in the SON page’s comment, Rudy will get an email

  69. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    i’m looking to upgrade my OF with a trade.

    mix 12 team, h2h with QS and OBP

    C – Hicks
    1 – Encarnacion
    2 – Cesar Hernandez or Daniel Murphy… one on bench
    ss – Story
    3 – Arenado
    OF – Rosario, Odubel Herrera, Joc Pederson
    UTL – Justin Turner
    DL – Acuña

    SP – Mikolas, Tyson Ross, Jon Gray, Mike Montgomery, Aaron Sanchez, Newcomb, Wacha, Jose Ureña, Shields as a streamer
    RP – Hand and Felipe Vasquez
    DL – Stras and Robbie Ray

    I have the possibility to aquire either Adam Jones or McCutchen… the other team wants a SP…

    WHich players can be of fair value for Jones or McCutchen, and do you think I need to trade or should I just hold and wait for Acuña and Turner to heat up???

    Thanks!
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait for Acuna

    • chris says:
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      @Chris:
      adding I can also offer one of my OF plus a SP for Jones or McCutchen

  70. jaw says:
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    watson, dyson, or strop for SAGNOF? own strickland and morrow.

  71. Robert Steinberg says:
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    Would you be kind enough to rank Olson, Braun, Joc and Austin Meadows?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun, Joc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Replied the other day about how to fix your name, btw

      • Robert Steinberg says:
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        @Grey: I saw thanks. I was too lazy to do it. Finally reached out to Rudy just now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • anicholsnj says:
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            @Grey: Is this about how to get my name changed to Knucks when I’m logged into the tools? I never ask because I know how much of a pain I was trying to get my gravatar up on that @razzball.com email address. But today seemed like the right time to throw this question out here. There is an “Edit my profile” link when I howver over my gravatar at the top right of the screen, but it takes to some dead link or says I don’t have access.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think Rudy asked in Friday’s Buy comments… Might’ve been the morning post on Friday… Do a find for Rudy — or simply comment on a Rudy tool page and he’ll get the email

              • knucks says:
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                @Rudy Gamble: Ruuuuudy. Can’t Fail.

                Thanks brother.

          • Schmohawks Bob says:
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            @Grey: there’s a term out there on the Angels interwebs, we call it too GA, which stands for Garret Anderson, who always looked too lazy to be bothered to hustle, even when he was quite good. So it would be written here, I was too GA to reach out to Rudy. Not the greatest story, but it’s all I currently got.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha! That’s a good term

          • Schmohawks Bob says:
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            @Grey: there’s a term out there on the Angels interwebs, we call it too GA, which stands for Garret Anderson, who always looked too lazy to be bothered to hustle, even when he was quite good. So it would be written here, I was too GA to reach out to Rudy. Not the greatest story, but it’s all I currently got.

            • Schmohawks Bob says:
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              @Schmohawks Bob: Crap, sorry for the double post but at least my handle is fixed.

  72. Jays for Days says:
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    also was just offered Torres for Nimmo? thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gleyber? Works for me

      • Jays for Days says:
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        @Grey: Yeah Gleyber, you give him better ROS? I declined at first just because the trade analyzer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gleyber over Nimmo

  73. Jason Murray says:
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    Greinke or Bundy in a 12-team H2H keeper? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Bundy, I guess

  74. Aardvark says:
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    Drop Rodon for lucheesi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if league is shallow enough

      • Aardvark says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: or lasaigo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m starting Lasagna

          • Aardvark says:
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            @Grey: think he stays up?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not sure

  75. jaw4 says:
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    watson, dyson, or strop for SAGNOF? own strickland and morrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  76. AP says:
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    Any reason I should be holding on to Chris Archer in a very shallow league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d try to hold

  77. Fausto

    fausto says:
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    in a redraft
    my Rendon for his Paxton?
    am I underrating Rendon or overeating Paxton, or fair?
    (analyzer likes Rendon side a little more)
    I have Bryant/[email protected]/CI
    Teoscar/E.Thames slide into my UTIL spot.
    appreciated.

    • Fausto

      fausto says:
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      @fausto: overrating*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rendon, but it’s fair

  78. acuna can run says:
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    i have too much pitching in an innings limit league, price for bellinger?
    thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  79. Turd Wendell says:
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    What’s up G? Yo, think im stunad for thinking about dropping Dee Gordon for R Hill? It’s a 10tm 5×5 h2h. I’ve got Arch, Buehler, Ray all on the DL need a solid arm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bit stunod

      • Turd Wendell says:
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        @Grey: Morrow to the DL…Cishek or Strop??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I went Cishek, no one knows

  80. Slimcompoop says:
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    “MC Conditioner, you could never say this boy’s an amateur”…loving the Ol’Dirty references for the ODB. I got asked the other day by a couple of students what I thought is the best rap album of all time. Without hesitation, or thinking about it, I said 36 Chambers. What do you think?

    In fake life, an owner in my keeper league is hot for Ohtani. He offered me Berrios, Cody Allen, and Gary Sanchez for him. I don’t really need Sanchez cause I have Realmuto, but that’s a pretty good offer right? I do need a MI and he has Gennett. Counter with Berrios, Allen, and Gennett and ride off into the sunset?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I watched the Wu Tang doc on Prime the other night, it was awful….ly wonderful! Nah, it was really poorly made, but they had some old school clips which was awesome… They did bring up a good point, that RZA made 9 rappers work together is insane — That’s a great deal for Gary/Berrios/Allen, take it immediately

  81. billiejak says:
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    This is it. what! Lucchesi pouring from the sky. Lets get rich. what!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  82. sportivetricks says:
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    CREAM. Closerpocalypse Rules Everything Around Me, ughhhhhh.

    I’m already holding McBarfy and Giselle.

    Drop Kenny-G for Yates or hold? Or one of the above for Yates?

    You must be so tired of closer questions, but I truly appreciate you, Grey. (No joke, you absolutely rule for treating all of your over-the-computer friends so well. THANK YOU!!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — can see losing Giles for Yates — no problem

  83. peacecoast says:
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    How do you even pronounce XXXTentacion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I heard pronounced recently but forget now

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: pronounced dead at the scene is what I heard

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s the word

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Don’t know his stuff, tbh

  84. peacecoast says:
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    PS. I dropped Dickerson for Gurriel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  85. Hankg says:
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    Better option for saves – Romo or Strop? Could also grab both and drop a DLed pitcher like Ohtani or a struggling one like Giles. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  86. Willy Mo says:
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    Domingo German

    I posted this above, but just in case its too hidden, here it is again as i think its important for razzball naton to understand how good domingo german is/ can be.

    z contact against- 2018 mlb (contact % made by batters on swings made against pitches inside the zone):
    1) max scherzer 75.7 %
    2) degrom 77.8%
    3) chris sale 78.4%
    4) domingo german 78.8%

    German also has the second best 0-contact % ( swings and miss % on pitches outside the zone) for all pitchers in baseball, he just doesn’t show up on the fangraphs leaderboard yet because of innings pitched, but he soon will…

  87. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    guessing this is a good order for saves at present time:
    romo (has been the TB closer for a while now, alvarado/roe hasn’t even had an opp in forever), watson (in case bochy’s “i’m sticking with dyson for now” isn’t 100% accurate), cishek, strop (as morrow seems short term anyway)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That makes sense

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: oh yeah AND hold giles (if rondon owner) over those listed (other than romo).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, kinda coin flips at this point

  88. Eng says:
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    Grey, I’m relieved you loathe Sonny and Mancini as much as me. So much great advice from you over the last 6+ years that there will always be a stinker or two— the important thing is not for me to get mad at you, or for you to act impartial and forget like a ‘bot how the player smited you – it’s a time for us to unite in our hatred and always remember their betrayal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yes! Thank you for understanding how important it is to smite players and spite yourself!

  89. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Safe to say we missed our Sell high window on Albies I guess or will he find his stroke again? I have Gleyber for 2B so Albies has been benched for the past month that he’s batted .204 and just sprinkled in a few homeruns. How long are we holding?
    Thanks Buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holding all season, he’ll come around

  90. kilkennybrian says:
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    Bauer’s or Girchuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  91. Milarky says:
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    Yo Grey, what do you think about selling Mikolas for Nimmo? My pitching is pretty solid but my offense is balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more, might be close

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: What about Mikolas for Cespedes? Probably way too risky with Cespedes and injuries…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Risky, but could pan out

  92. Jason Murray says:
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    Lucceshi or Musgrove at the back of my rotation ROS? Thanks!

    • Jason Murray says:
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      @Jason Murray: Piggybacking on the question above, which 2B do you prefer in a keeper league…Torres or Albies? Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

  93. Dr Y says:
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    10 team mixed, for utility spot

    devers or andujar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers, coin flip

      • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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        @Grey: i own both in a 13 team roto dynasty and every day i’m like that as to which plays.

  94. TrickRey says:
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    Would you trade Doolittle, Kinsler, and Puig for Gleyber, Greinke, and Mccullers? Trade analyzer is saying i’m losing the trade but I was thinking this would be a slam dunk. It is saying Kinsler has more value than gleybe tho…

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        As in I would

  95. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, very shallow mixed league, can you please rank for me….Yuli, Nimmo, Hicks, Conforto. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo, Hicks

  96. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,
    12-team H2H cat Keeper (keep 12), CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS
    I get 3 moves per week (which I will most likely use to stream if I need to). My opponent has 12 pitchers going this week versus my 9. I picked up Boyd last week hoping he would be a two start this week. If it turns out he doesn’t, or gets shelled, is there anyone on the wire you’d pick up or swap out on my team? Moving forward, who would you be comfortable swapping out to pick up streamer if I end up needing them this week? (Basically rank my bottom two pitchers)

    Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

    I’ve got some open spots (2) on my roster, going to pick up 2 guys, can you pick your top guy out of each list (HIT, PIT, RP)

    HIT – R. Healy, C. Dickerson, M. Conforto, Gregory Polanco, B. Anderson, S. Choo, J. Villar, K. Pillar, K. Marte, J. Pederson, L. Martin, B. Anderson, R. Grichuk, B. Hamilton,Y. Gomes, C. Gonzalez,
    PIT – F. Peralta, L. Lynn, J. Chacin, Anibal Sanchez, D. Duffy, B. Peacock, C. Stratton, T. Mahle, Z. Wheeler,
    RP – K. Barraclough, J. Soria, K. Giles, F. Rodney, S. Greene, B. Brach,

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – A. Rizzo
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – T. Turner
    CI – J. Turner
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – M. Haniger
    Util – A. Meadows
    BN – EMPTY
    BN – B. Dozier
    BN – N. Mazara
    BN – N. Senzel (Not Active)

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – J. Paxton
    RP – EMPTY
    RP – K. Kela
    P – J. Quintana
    P – J. Junis
    BN – Dylan Covey
    BN – M. Kopech (Not Active)
    DL – W. Buehler (10-Day DL)
    DL – N. Syndergaard (10-Day DL)
    DL – D. Salazar (10-day DL)

    Thanks bud,
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta over Boyd… Barraclough, Conforto

  97. Dirk Diggler says:
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    Should I deal Doolittle for Haniger or Scooter or neither?
    I have britton. Wade. Greene also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either, Scooter first

  98. vee says:
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    good stuff on the strickland blurb lol. was anticipating something since last night

    i’m working a deal to receive either snell/newcomb.

    would you trade bregman + a closer for snell/newcomb + gleyber?

    my list of closers is seranthony, rodney, dyson, soria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! ISounds fair, I’d send Dyson, Soria, or Rodney

      • vee says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. he’s good with it too. Final question would be snell or newcomb? cheers sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Newcomb, coin flip tho

          • vee says:
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            @Grey: he’s interested in Bryant or Freeman. i’d rather keep freeman.

            would you do bryant + dyson for correa + newcomb?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Works for me with Bryant

  99. Bob's Your Uncle says:
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    Would you drop Andrelton Simmons for any of the following:

    Tim Anderson, Jon Jay, Leonys Martin, Jurickson Profar, Brian Anderson, Aaron Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Assuming UTIL, fine for Hicks

  100. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    20 team keep 4-7 no round costs 7×7 with holds, QS, XBH, OPS added.
    C kraken
    1B c-sant (OF)
    2B lowrie
    SS treat urner
    3B sandoval (1B)
    OF (3) thames (1B), choo, leonys
    util (1) braun (1B/OF)
    BN newtown (3B), cron (recently dropped by somebody), mallex (OF, both TB benched against the awesomeness of the HOU pitchers)
    DL adams (1B/OF), longo (3B)
    NA (2) big willie, vlad the impaler

    SP (max 1250 innings cap): mikolas, wood, stripling, montas, romero, with bud norris in SP slot
    RP (room for 5) kela, knebel, n.ramirez (CLE till miller’s back), boxy, o.perez (streaming holds)
    DL ryu, ray

    time to let newtown go for other uses (want to add wilmer for @ COL and/or backup 2B/SS spot). it’s hard no matter how awful he’s been for over a month to drop a 15 HR thus far guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess Cron

      • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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        @Grey: i have both cron and newtown, seeing if newtown is dropped first. mallex, thames, leonys, choo all either don’t play vs lefties or are bad against them, giving cron enough starts at 1st and moving c-sant to OF or util those times. plus braun is just off enough times. probably around the time longo is back vlad will be up in about 2 weeks at 3B. sandoval has been pretty good but i could use the newtown roster slot for backup at 3B/SS/2B for my 3 guys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha, then what’s the pregunta?

  101. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (OPS and TB): Mitch Moreland, Yuli Gurriel, Josh Bell or Derek Dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mitch

  102. SK says:
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    Taillon….”had a ball”. Never gets old. Haha.

    Weekly H-2-H, 5×5 (plus BB and 2B). Tim Anderson was dropped and I’m thinking of grabbing him. Who to boot from my squad? Adames or Kingery?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe, nope! (So bad) — Kingery

  103. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Dropped dumbass Strictland to the curb last night and managed to grabbed Dyson. Not feeling a lot of confidence in his abilities though. Who do you like best out of L.CASTILLO, D.GERMAN, F.PERALTA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta…Him or Domingo depend on matchups tho

  104. Trader Joe says:
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    Would you rather have Daniel Murphy, Eugenio Suarez, or Gleyber Torres rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio

  105. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H with OBP

    In a little bind with position availability on my team.. Currently would you bench any of the following in order to start Andujar? (IF slot) Hosmer, Jose Abreu, Eugenio Suarez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  106. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Is Roberto Osuna droppable in a deep 16 team league where saves are a premium or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  107. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    In his last two starts, Clev has been up a tick or two with his fastball. That’ll play.

    I’ve been meaning to ask you: Do you sing Kurt Suzuki’s name to the tune of 2 Live Crew’s “Pop that C**chie”? I know I do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course I do!

  108. Ashtray says:
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    It’s wicked early to be asking about keepers but I’m trying to plan ahead. I’m in a 14 team keep-6 forever. Our wonky categories give more weight to power bats (R,RBI,HR,OBP,SLG,NSB) and starting pitching is super devalued (QS,SV,HLD,ERA,WHIP,K/9).

    C-Gattis
    1B-Hoskins
    2B-Gleyber
    3B-Devers
    SS-Bogaerts
    OF-Harper
    OF-Stanton
    OF-Bryant
    OF-Benintendi
    U-Gallo
    B-Soto
    B-Aguilar

    Notable pitchers: Hand, Bauers, Corbin

    Who do you like for my 6 keepers?

    Also, I have a bad logjam at 1B/OF. Who out of Hoskins, Aguilar, Stanton, Harper, Bryant, Benintendi, Gallo, Soto should I be looking to trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SS-Bogaerts
      OF-Harper
      OF-Stanton
      OF-Bryant
      OF-Benintendi
      Hoskins

  109. Cable says:
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    H/H points would you do a (give) J Segura & Junis for (get ) Bergman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair, I wouldn’t

  110. Savoy Special says:
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    Ryon Healy or Jake Lamb ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  111. Savoy Special says:
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    I guess my real question is, choose 2 to own ROS: Healy, Lamb, or Jurickson Profar.

    Profar has looked… interesting the last 15 days.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Profar

  112. Billy Ray Valentine says:
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    Ozuna or Soto ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  113. Your Mothers Lover says:
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    I have limited myself to only reading this site. For the first time ever I am near the bottom. The loser has to drink whatever crappy beers are brought to the year end party (keeps everyone playing)..so..if I drink I am sending you all the crappy beers and will insist you drink them.
    Mucny, Ian Desmond, or Cron the rest of the way.
    No pressure..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, sorry! Desmond

  114. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, who’s the drop, Smoak, Joc, or Muncy?
    Thanks and have a great day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  115. Steve says:
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    Meadows or Grichuk as bench bat OBP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  116. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! Audrey Meadows and Cypress Hill references blend seamlessly in another great post. Nicely done, my friend.

    Couple of quick RCL questions for you:

    Drop C Santana for Andujar?
    Drop Willie Calhoun for Freddy Peralta?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Haha, thanks! Yeah…Andujar…Peralta

  117. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Trainer to Wacha post apparent injury:

    “Mmmm Wacha sayyyyy is hurting?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…I was watching it and I couldn’t even figure out what he was pointing to

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oblique strain — eff

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: ughhh – coincidently, Ef-Lin will be a possible replacement (nice 2 start week in the week after next).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, oy

  118. Vince says:
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    Drop any of the following for German?

    Marco Gonzalez, Tyson Ross, Joe Musgrove, Steven wright? Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marco

  119. MW says:
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    Would you rather have Eflin or Lucchesi? I need Wins…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

      • MW says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! As a Phillies fan my judgement gets clouded…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  120. The Great Knoche says:
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    Man, J Happ has been really solid, but it seems even games he is rolling like today he always gives up one Home Run to someone that makes you scratch your head.

    Peter Bourjos? Come on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, his peripherals are even prettier

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: yeah only one bad game all year…

        But imagine if he took

        Danny Valencia
        Leonys Martin
        Renato Nunez
        Peter Bourjos

        A little more seriously. All these guys have gone yard against him.

        Not that I’m complaining, best pickup on my teams all year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or if Gibbons didn’t send him out there for the 9th

  121. Chris says:
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    Kershaw or Syndergaard in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noah

  122. here comes the pizza says:
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    Prayer circle for Wacha! But likely headed to DL.

    12 team league w/ QS

    You like Gibson over Soroka or Junis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Definitely headed to DL — Him and Junis is a coin flip on matchups

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        @Grey: Word that’s what I was thinking too. Will likely just stream with SoN with that extra spot until someone sticks. Let’s hope for a good one out of Johnny Lasagna tonight!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so!

  123. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    12 team h2h keeper league, keep 5 guys each year.

    was offered machado + snell for mookie betts.

    age doesn’t really factor in since machado and betts are essentially the same age. snell is pitching up to his talent finally and currently sits in the top 10 SPs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side

  124. LenFuego says:
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    Fantasy baseballers (<— your mother’s term!!) everywhere are thrilled to hear you have dropped Odor and put him in the “dead to you” category. Finally, the millstone around his neck has been lifted and he can proceed to excel the rest of the season and for the duration of his career. Thank you, Gray!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m no longer walking with a limp

  125. alps says:
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    Replacement for Wacha
    Pivetta (dont like start against Nationals in Washington)
    Peralta, Montgomery, Ross, Rodriguez, Teheran
    Please pick the top 2
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Montgomery is 2nd

  126. uncle ernie says:
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    Good afternoon Grey. Hope all is well. Looking to bolster my offense a bit without tanking on pitching so here’s what I’ve got. Staring at three offers at present. I get Grenkie. J Martinez and Yelich they get Severino Ozuna and Springer. 2nd offer Grenkie J Martinez and Yelich for Severino Springer and Suarez or Grenkie. J Martinez and Brantley for Severino Springer and Suarez. Thanks sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not good

      • uncle ernie says:
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        @Grey: gotcha I just declined them

    • Cram It says:
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      @uncle ernie: @uncle ernie: If you’re looking to bolster your offense, I would go make the offers, not involving your best pitcher, instead of waiting for people to come to you with bad offers.

  127. Keak Da Sneak says:
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    Who do you prefer RoS: Semien or Tim Anderson

    Also, would you pick up Ottavino as a speculative add or continue to hold Seranthony? Gabe Crapler’s use of him is frustrating

    • Keak Da Sneak says:
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      @Keak Da Sneak: Forgot to mention I also have Wade Davis, so Ottavino would be a handcuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson — Hold Seranthony

  128. Green monstah says:
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    Good afternoon grey! H2H points weekly lock league, As a depth move would you drop either Todd Frazier, Gregory Polanco or bour for these available bats?

    Available: Nimmo, Conforto, joc pederson, leonys Martin , Scott schebler, ketel marte (2b/SS), Daniel descalo (2b,3b,OF), Jon jay, matt Duffy (SS/3b)

    Or stand pat?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All three… Nimmo, Schebler, Leonys…If they have to play

  129. The Shoe says:
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    Good afternoon, Grey.

    A. Do you like Snell more or less after his last two starts? The past two against the Astros and Yanks have been tough and he has the Nats and Astros again coming up next. From what I’ve been able to watch, I like how he’s been able to (mostly) fight through dicey situations.

    B. What are the chances Snell gets traded?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way Snell gets traded… I liked him all preseason and still do

  130. hotmilk8 says:
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    With Wacha out with Oblique. Who am I targeting in a 10 team points league. Manaea,Ross,Heaney or Gibson. and from those please rank as ROS jic Wacha is out long

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at matchups, why do you have to pick up one guy?

      • hotmilk8 says:
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        @Grey: to control .50 per Add/Drop so essentially every move is $1 so just asking in hope to hang on for a while

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, hold

  131. henncoop says:
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    It looks like Dyson is the guy for a while. Do I drop Sreanthony, Wacha, or H Rondon to pick up Dyson?? Hard to know how long Wacha could be gone & no DL in this league. Seems serious enough …month to 6 weeks?
    Great write up …loved the part on Yohander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d lose Wacha if you need saves and it’s shallow

  132. DiegoM says:
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    Mr. Grey!

    Someone dropped Cody Allen in our league. Want to put a claim in, but not sure who to drop, your thoughts (6×6 H2h):

    Barraclough, Boxberger, and Knebel are my current closers.

    Have Cron (Goldy and Aguilar) and Candelario (Devers) on my bench as well.

    Thank you Maestro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Candelario

  133. Ostyle15 says:
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    Senor Grey,

    Excellent job as always mi amigo.

    Someone dropped Cody Allen in my league. Want to put a claim in, but who to drop (H2h weekly lock 14 team mixed league):

    Cron (have Goldy and Aguilar), Candelario (Devers)

    or pitching:

    Boxberger, Knebel, Barraclough (don’t want to hold more than 3 relievers, as they are undervalued in our league).

    Thank you Maestro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Answered above

  134. hugman says:
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    A Hicks or Joc P? Dumb question?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There are no dumb questions…. Hicks

  135. William Hung says:
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    Phillies with a 4-3 win so of course Seranthony wasn’t used today to try to get the save – instead Adam Morgan got it

  136. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Bassitt looks a serviceable start tomorrow in a 14 teamer that’s had its ratios wrecked by Strickland and Kelly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fine

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: Also – is there maybe a twitch in the corpse formerly known as Conforto? Or just wishful thinking? He’s been pretty good the last week. Disclosure – I’ve picked him up at least while he’s in Coors.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He think he came alive heading into Coors

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            @Grey: Not expecting it (isn’t he injured?), but maybe it jump starts him. Would be a sweet wire pickup if he somehow gets going.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s got huge upside, but is likely injured…Though, maybe he’s finally recovered, hard to say yet

  137. Sbr says:
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    Drop wacha in 12 team ohtani/Dahl on holding dL spots right now?

    Or hold 12 team h2h
    Sale, Bauer, German, Steven Wright, Gray, pivetta, Nola, lugo
    Strop, Rodon, Bradley, Jeffress, seranthony

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Dahl

      • Sbr says:
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        @Grey: right on bro wish i could see how your brain breaks players and teams down smart man!!!! No idea why you don’t sports bet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, thanks!

  138. jaw says:
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    is luke weaver droppable in a 10 team 5×5 h2h keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  139. Ebird24 says:
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    I currently own these closers:

    Norris
    Boxberger
    Iglesias
    Dominguez

    These two are available on the waiver wire:

    Tepera
    Rondon

    Do I hold on the guys I have or try to make room for any of the 2 guys listed on the waiver wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  140. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    ROS in 15 team 5×5 roto (QS instead of W) – Montas or Bieber?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can I say neither? Bieber

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Haha the waiver wire for SP is horrific – thanks amigo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  141. Sbr says:
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    Add braun or na would have to figure out someone to drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can add him

  142. Don Majikowski says:
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    Based on Kershaw Blurb..
    I am guessing you would deal him for Abreu straight up in a re-draft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a sec

  143. Aardvark says:
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    Trade kinsler for Eduardo Rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I gotta drop either Loaisiga or Montas to pick up Pivetta off of waivers in the morning. Probably not holding either past another start unless they continue to wow.
    Loaisiga’s next start after today will be @ Philly and Montas’ will be @ Detroit. Should I just see if Loaisiga throws a bad game tonight and make my decision after that?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See what Lasagna does

  145. Brian says:
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    I now have Wacha, Chris Archer, Andrew Miller, and Robbie Ray all hurt in a league with only 2 DL spots. Should I drop Wacha? I hate using bench spots for DL players.

    • Brian says:
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      12-team league if it matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, can lose him

  146. Cole says:
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    I have a bet with a friend, ozuna homeruns, o/u 27.5. Which side are you on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s tough, I’ll take 26

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: interesting he’s on the exact pace of 22.5 (clearly he took a lot of time off though to get to that and if he stays at what he’s been doing for the last 3 or so weeks he’ll beat this probably easily)

        72/162 is to 10/X = 22.5. is this even money here? i’d take the over if i was getting slight odds for sure. maybe anyway due to last 3 or so weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could see it going either way

          • Cole says:
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            @Grey: I have the over. I traded the guy Ozuna for Hendricks 1 hour before i lost Pollack and a week before I lost Acuña in a 3 OF league. I wanted a piece of his success to make me feel better

        • Cole says:
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          @The Harrow: yes it’s even money. 27 years old.. I liked the over. How often have the cardinals traded for a bad player?

  147. Robert says:
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    My trade of his Bregman for my M. Andujar and Wacha was accepted on Monday and will be processed tomorrow. Do I offer to give the guy another pitcher (Flaherty) or is it just bad luck on his part?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bad luck

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: couple of years back i traded for d.travis (not as a keeper, lost a few rounds of draft value for succeeding year) literally like 4 minutes before he broke his hand.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch

  148. Rene De La Torre says:
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    Guy wants to trade me Brian Dozier for Arodys Vizcaino.
    I’m in a 12 team head to head league. I also have Barraclough and Kela at closer. I’m a huge fan! You’re the best. ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier side, thanks!

  149. RoarOf84 says:
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    10 team, 6×6 league (OPS and holds)

    His Dozier for my Schoop and JoMa?

    Schoop is currently my MI. Have Correa and Merrifield at SS and 2B.

    JoMa is currently on my bench with no clear shot at playing time, unless an injury occurs. Have Bellinger at 1B, Arenado at CI, JD/Marte/Springer/Cain at OF, Abreu at U.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier side

  150. hotmilk8 says:
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    Please tell me I can drop Dee Gordon in a 10 team points league. Had the fortune of grabbing Solarte in wk 1 for mult positions and has turned into my everday 2b and Gordon isn’t needed in my OF of Betts/Brantley/Bryant(Have Rendon at 3b)/Marte. I would be dropping for Inciarte

    Sound solid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  151. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thoughts on Gary Sanchez for Madbum?

    I don’t really like Bum, but could use pitching.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gary side

  152. Scott says:
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    Is this who seager is now, i.e, crappy avg / 25 hr guy? Or do you expect him to hit above .225. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess he hits ~.250 this year

  153. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop swarzak for f peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  154. Crime Dog says:
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    Are the cards turning into the Mets of obliques/lats. C-mart, Reyes now wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  155. Crazy J says:
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    I just had the misfortune of comparing Schoop to Lowrie for the last 30 days. The comparison doesn’t rattle me as much as Schoop’s 3 HR and 3 RBI … gasp!

    • Crazy J says:
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      H2H 12-team standard 5×5.

      Hold Schoop, or nab Descalso or Profar? Camargo out there too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lose him, Camargo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, it’s been ugly

      • Crazy J says:
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        Oops Schoop plays tomorrow and Camargo does not. Stupid game!

        Thanks for the advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  156. dubjay says:
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    Well it looks like Dyson has showed off his pitching prowess once again. Should I drop him for a potential handcuff to my other imploding closer boxberger and grab Bradley/Hirano? Or just grab a streamer with potential for more like German/Peralta

    • dubjay says:
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      @dubjay:
      Looks like Yates is still available as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Bradley

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Fearing they will go with Hirano if they make a switch. Seems like every team is obsessed with having an A.Miller type on their team now with Bradley filling that profile for the Dbacks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could be… Then grab Hirano

  157. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I needed an OFer in the RCL this afternoon, so I went with Trumbo as he was the top-ranked OF over the last 7 days that was available, in the starting lineup, and whose game hadn’t started yet. Timing!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, precision analysis!

  158. No Catchers says:
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    Holds and saves league. Are these fairish? Which side if not?

    1. Seager for Hirano
    2. Seager for Herrera
    3. Seager for Knoebel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take 2 or 3 if you’re trading away Seager

  159. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    now falafel balls is catching! good night TEX hates uh oh. not good for me in a league where i need at least 9 TEX players in non NA slots and have uh oh. and clearly i have none of their awful SP set (hamels is ownable but not trade-for-able) so i have tons of their hitters. odor needs to go back to fighting rather than partying too, partying ain’t working out for his hitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way! He is?

  160. CB says:
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    Jose Martinez or Inciarte ROS?

    If I’m in need of steals would you make the swap for inciarte? Do you think he’ll steal enough rest of the year? 16 team ROTO was banking on Altuve and Hamilton to keep me afloat in steals. Martinez could be kept next season for $7, Inciarte for $15 if that makes any difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way, get cheaper SBs

    • The Harrow says:
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      @CB: pretty sure billy and altuve in a 16 teamer you are (or will eventually) be doing pretty ok in steals. i play in 16-20’s.

  161. Brett says:
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    Holding Loaisiga after tonight’s performance?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  162. William Hung says:
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    Lasagna with the strong roofie tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hasn’t been pretty

  163. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-Tm H2H QS

    How would you rank CMart, Clevinger and McCullers ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart, McCullers

  164. Dubs23 says:
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    12 team keeper league I’m in 8th and my pitching reeks. It’s kind of like a Dynasty league and get to have 3 free keepers. Been offered Soto $2 (would be $2 next year), Bichette (would be a free keeper) and Doolittle $13 (wouldn’t keep) for a $46 Rizzo (would be $51 next year) and a $12 Kimbrel (would be $17) next year. To recap: I get Soto, Bichette, Doolittle and give up Rizzo and Kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me for future years

  165. Gotime says:
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    12tm H2H with 20 moves left, who do you drop to activate Folty – it’s a weekly lock so I don’t get him until next week…. Giles Musgrove Car Rodon Soroka or Moncada..
    1. I’m thinking Giles as I own Vizcaino and Knebel, Moncada is my only bench bat and there in case a DL stint for my bats.. what do you say Grey
    2. Do you waste a move to swap out Moncada for Conforto as a bench bat or hold the move

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold your moves for now

  166. William Hung says:
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    got burned by that PPD game – I had Travis Shaw in there instead of Gallo… i don’t understand why I can’t swap out a PPD player for an active player

  167. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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    holy crap, i hadn’t looked at rosterresource on TB’s pitchers in a while now. they’re up to 60% bullpen starts. i’ve been saying for years (at least to myself mostly) that this is how optimal pitching staffs would be run. nobody EVER has to go through a lineup 3 times. you just have a HUGE (11 man) bullpen and in this case 2 starters (right now eovaldi/snell). yarbrough and some others maybe do the more standard 5 or so innings some of the time, but mostly not. this is pretty much exactly how we’d run our staffs in NES baseball games like baseball simultor 1000 way back too.

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