Welp, wasn’t expecting to be writing this lede today. I had gone over Ian Anderson already writing, “Expected to be called up. I already own him in one NL-Only league. *drops ass, twerks nasty-like, someone enters to TikTok me and I let them not expecting that to ever come back to haunt me* Would I own Anderson in a mixed league? Well…His command looks a little suspect and that could lead to a huge blow up and I’m not really interested in that in mixed leagues yet. Long-term for keepers? I’d guess he’s owned, or your league is shallow. He was on Itch’s top 150 dynasty pitchers, right behind Kyle Wright, who just did bad stuff to one of my teams, and I could see the same from Anderson.” And that’s me quoting me! Then, yesterday happened: 6 IP, 1 hit, 1 ER, 2 walks, 6 Ks, holding the Yankees hitless in 5 1/3 IP. Guess I have to dig in deeper. He was working a 96 MPH fastball, and a 87 MPH change, which had hitters off-balance. The arm speed looked to devastate Yankees’ hitters trying to pick up the change. It is apparently his best pitch. Appeared to be. He also has a solid curve that drops from above the zone into the bye-bye-thanks-for-playing. Don’t think his command is all the way there, but I’m interested now in mixed leagues vs. before yesterday’s game. See, I’m not as Thick as a Brick, Ian Anderson. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (5) and legs (2) in the 1st game. He can become the best player in baseball in a wink and a snap. A hoochie and a coo. A twig and a berry.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-5 and his 8th homer, hitting .283. OZUNA here for Ian Anderson. OZUNA enjoy the Tull. OZUNA think Charlize Theron was excellent in Tully.

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .319. He’s doing so great, which is what I thought until I saw four homers. Guess he does have a solid average and good counting stats. Lowercase yay.

Max Fried – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.35. Could see myself ranking a pitcher next year like Max Fried around 25 to 30th overall after he has a 1-something ERA this year. Yup, that’s weird.

Aaron Judge – Was activated from the IL, after not playing in the day game, then left injured in the middle of the night game. Incredible. This guy and Giancarlo are on my Do Not Draft list. I’m done with them. Do I want to rub baby oil on Giancarlo? Sure, but you can’t draft them anymore. I’m so fed up! Grr!

Luke Voit – 1-for-6 and his 11th homer, hitting .300. You in March, “You didn’t draft a 1st baseman and I have Pete Alonso and Anthony Rizzo! Wait, you think Luke Voit is gonna be enough? Oh man, put on a dunce cap, you dunce!” You now, “Let me check out Razzball’s 2020 fantasy football rankings.”

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.51. Well, at least you drafted your ace.

Masahiro Tanaka – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.48. Yes, Tanaka out-pitched Gerrit Cole. Cole taking all those lumps. Still don’t really trust Tanaka, and Streamonator is just barely positive on his next start.

Jose Garcia – Was called up for the Reds to be their starting shortstop. Surprised to see the Reds abandon Freddy Galvis. They obviously don’t respect his ability to start games. Galvis is the best Games Appeared guy in baseball. Freddy Galvis said, “Guys, I can start in every game of the season.” How ya gonna leave a guy out like that? Oh, maybe because the Reds didn’t play. So, the Reds/Brewers were cancelled (and the Dodgers/Giants and Mariners/Padres), and we didn’t get to see Jose Garcia’s debut, but he’s the Reds guy now at short. He was the top Reds fantasy prospect in Prospect Itch’s mind. Then Prospect Will wrote back in December, “Jose Garcia already broke out in 2019, everyone else just didn’t notice. He’s not the player we thought he was, people just haven’t realized yet. For one, despite being listed at 6’2” 175 lbs., Garcia is likely closer to 6’4” 205, partially due to misinformation and partially due to the amount of work he’s done to add strength. He’s also added all of this strength while maintaining his elite athleticism, helping him steal 15 bases this year. Garcia had a big power breakout this year, adding over 20 feet to his fly ball distance, but it went almost completely unnoticed due to the pitcher friendly conditions of the FSL. My biggest issue with Garcia is that he rarely walks, and my biggest problem with Grey is everything.” Geez! My Blink takeaway for a player comp is Alex Gonzalez — power/a bit of speed/no walks/good glove.

Gavin Lux – Traveling with the taxi squad. Weirdly enough, it’s by bus. Yo, change the name, you jerks! I gave you my Gavin Lux fantasy last week when I told you to start adding him. He’ll be with the team any day now, Annie Potts.

Merrill Kelly – Out for the year after having shoulder surgery for a blood clot. “Blood clot” is a phrase that completely gets across the gravity of a situation. Like whatever Mitch Haniger had. Testicular torsion? Yup, don’t want that either.

Dakota Hudson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.32. Dakota Hudson, or as I like to call him Wyoming Mississippi, is more stretched out than Flaherty. Oh…*treks through the Appalachian Trail*…kay. Wyoming also sports worse peripherals than his ERA indicates, and gets an unfavorable matchup next.

Trevor Rosenthal – 1 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.29. Tried to warn the Royals a few days ago the more they pitched Rosenthal the less they were going to be able to trade for him. Matheny’s not-smarts caught up to him.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 1.80. Shouldn’t even have been one run against him. It was kinda BS. Hopefully, we see deGrom again next year in this form, and a year older doesn’t hurt him. Not for fantasy, I don’t own top pitchers, but it is still nice to see someone be the best in the game, and deGrom…Well, I’m surprised when anyone gets a hit off him ever.

Edwin Diaz – 1/3 IP, 0 ER and left with an injury. Never want to celebrate an injury. Unless you’re a Mets fan, then you should absolutely celebrate. The way the Mets Mets’d deGrom out of a win is un-Mets’ing-believable. Mets’ closer should be Dellin Betances, but who knows? He hasn’t pitched in a while. Are the Mets trying to suppress his value? Is he hurt? Where’s Familia? Not Jeurys, I mean my actual Familia. I’m standing at the mall waiting for a pickup.

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer. Was out for a few, due to Mets’ postponements, but prior he was in last week’s Buy column, and I was singing that Nimmo was wet and gushy, which I believe was a compliment in my own inimitable way.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-2, 3 runs and a slam (5) and legs (3), hitting .324. Could someone please check on Alonso? He’s still playing, right?

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.55. He’s done well against bad teams. Mean’swhile, Lester’s keester is handed to him against good teams. Streamonator has him taking on the Pirates next, and I could see the stream.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .220. After this home run, Joe Buck excused himself from his mother’s meatloaf, while taking the mashed potatoes in his hand, and disappeared for 20 minutes.

Jonathan Schoop – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .300. Tigers had 18 hits yesterday, and no home runs. Haha, what is this, 1985?

Buck Farmer – 1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.23. Joe Jimenez is out as closer, but you sure you wanna *uck with Buck? Gregory Soto is the most interesting closer replacement, but Jose Cisnero could do the job too.

Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.86. Think I might start streaming everyone vs. the Rangers. Yesterday, they hit catcher Jose Trevino third, without a trace of embarrassment. Jose Trevino, ye of three homers total in three years of the majors. Ye stink!

Robbie Ray – 4 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (6 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 7.84. How goofy is this guy’s lines? Anyone with half a brain can tell him:  throw to more contact, you dope!

Christian Walker – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs, hitting .310. Continues to…*touches Christian Walker’s name on screen, hears sizzle sound*

Sam Hilliard – 2-for-5, 2 runs, and a slam (4) and legs (3). Could see a Sam Hilliard being one of the top 20 best outfielders in the game. I say “a Sam Hilliard,” because this one is doomed with Bud Black. I think people forget, he went 42/24 last year between Triple-A and the majors. Those are his home runs and steals, and Bud Black was playing Chris Owings over him!

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .390. Nerds were doing math two weeks ago about how terrible Chazz Noir would have to hit to get under .400. Hope you’re happy, nerds!

Diego Castillo – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, ERA at 2.31. See, he’s the Rays’ closer, just as we all figured (a week after we expected it, and Nick Anderson is due back on Sunday).

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .296. How ya like me Lowe?! It rhymes with ‘now,’ it works, don’t doubt.

Mike Clevinger – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.18, as he was recalled from the alternate training site. Woo boy, what a callup! Anyone have tape on this guy? Wasn’t able to see him, but I heard his stuff is pretty good. Confirm, deny, see results?

Jose Berrios – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.75. I’ve been rooting for Berrios sow hard, and I feel like I just keep reaping.

Max Kepler – 1-for-1 and his 7th homer, but left with a bruised foot. Just randomly I looked at Kepler’s RBIs (18) from leadoff and Lindor’s from the three-hole, and you don’t want to know.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Damn, this is the longest running feel-good batty call since…Was it 1999? My memory is hazy from the Scorpion Bowl, and I faintly remember Matchbox Twenty playing on the jukebox.

Rowdy Tellez – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers (5, 6), hitting .254. Okay, brief retrospective about the Jays: They are hitting against the Red Sox in the Buffalo Bandbox.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .350. The only bright spot on the Red Sox. Yes, that’s sad.

Keone Kela – Has yet to pick up a baseball. Same for Trout’s baby boy. For keepers? I’m going Trout’s baby boy.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .182. Why do I picture Edwin and Nelson Cruz singing Kanye West’s Big Brother song, but them being unsure if Edwin or Cruz is the older brother?

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .320. El Grande Dolor! (Member this? It needs to make a comeback. Crap, hearing now from Frank Thomas’s attorney that it does not, indeed, need to make a comeback.)

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .315. Can someone send a message to the White Sox front office for me? Get a starter at the deadline and you can win the World Series.

Danny Mendick – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Mendick happens to be one of the hotter bats. Emphasis on the plural ‘bats.’

Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.70. Honestly, vs. the Pirates, anything less than a no-hitter is just not good enough.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. I can get back in on Hoskins, but it’s gonna take a lot of work by him. I’m not putting in any work.

Luis Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 1st steal. Not a huge game, but just wanted to poke my head in and say he’s impressed me thus far.

Carter Kieboom – Optioned to the alternate training site. Most ‘perts who called Kieboom their preseason NL ROY favorite? Well, that went Kieboom, all right.

Juan Soto – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .380. I’m going to slowly move my stuff out of the mailbox outside Giancarlo’s house. Not because the post office is removing it. I just feel like it might be time for a change and to stalk, fawn, periscope into the bedroom of a different player. One that looks like a keg of sexy soda. *sits in beanbag chair, methodically shakes can of soda, sprays self in face* I’m good, talk later.

 
  1. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Hello!!

    R HR RBI S OPS AVG

    ROS

    Would you @ 2B drop Danny Santana for Johnathan Schoop?

    Also

    Would you rather own Jon Berti or Renato Nunez?

    Essentially, I own Danny Santana as my primary 2?, I have Albies and Gleyber Torres on the DL, lol.

    I may drop Santana for either Schoop or Berti, then I have Nunez as a bench bat, but I own a lot of power hitters, so I could essentially use more bare stealers.

    Thanks!

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      Apples and oranges, steals and spotted playing time or full time hr hitter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Schoop — Berti

  2. LenFuego says:
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    Believe it or not, Rhys Hoskins is in the top 10 of all qualified hitters in OBP, at .423 (he has walked 23 times in 25 games). So while his fantasy value in an AVG league is miserable, in terms of real baseball he has actually had sneaky value as a batter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting, I hadn’t noticed

  3. Trader says:
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    Rosenthal deserved better. Pitched night before, had to come in for the 8th to bail out Staumont (got 2 strikeouts), then ran out of gas. Three runs let in by Rosario after Rosenthal got two strikeouts. He is not good but this one is not all on him

    • Trader says:
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      Plus I traded My Dominic for his Kenley. So happy for now

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      Yeah he saved Staumont’s ass from a bases loaded, 1 out situation in impressive fashion with 2 k’s….then he’s one out away from the heroic 5-out save, and Matheny replaces him with a guy that lets all Rosenthal’s runners score, there’s no justice in this world.

      So yeah, nobody would say Staumont is not good….and Rosenthal has his own impressive numbers and was certainly the better pitcher tonight

      Sure he may fall apart if Matheny over uses him, but you could say that about any bullpen arm.

    • et says:
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      Plus he threw a ball to Au Shizz on a 2-2 count that should have been called strike 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matheny will ruin any good that can be found on Royals

  4. ChrisKross says:
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    14 team roto fluctuating between 2-4 but pitching needs some help…

    C- Murphy/Bard
    1b- Vlad
    2b- Hiura
    SS- Story
    3b- Rendon
    CI- Bohm
    MI- Happ
    OF- Just Dong
    OF- Judge
    OF- Tucker
    Util- Kyle Lewis
    Util- Grisham
    BN- Verdugo
    BN- Carlson
    BN- Mountcastle
    IL- Donaldson
    IL- Dahl
    NA- Lux

    SP- Darvish, Castillo, Carrasco, Dobnak, Javier, Dakota Hudson, Kim
    RP- Bradley, Pagan, Barnes

    Been offered Paddack for Dahl & Dobnak, that’s a no brainer right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No brainer

  5. Dr Easy says:
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    Need to beef on my offense: Mountcastle or Encarnacion? Thinking of making claim for one of them. I’d be dropping Tellez.

    • galica says:
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      Dr!

      Keep Tellez while he’s smoking hot in Buffalo and the RedSox are in town.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Dr Easy says:
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        Makes sense! The claim would go through on Friday anyway, so I have Tellez for today at the very least.

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      Edwin will hit his 230-240 but most likely get his counting stats in the end

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Ante

  6. ashtray says:
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    Before this whole pandemic thing started I traded Soto for Trout in a keep forever league thinking I’d get 2 or 3 years of Trout being the dominant player. I’m going to regret that move for a decade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you might

  7. toolshed says:
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    Don’t quote me on this but laureano has gone 3 for 31 since he returned from suspension and has zero rbi. He’s walked a few times and has a couple more hbp. I couldn’t wait to get him back in my lineup, now I am wondering if i should even start him. I know guys get hot and cold but man I thought he was on the verge of a breakout.

    • Dee says:
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      I’m in the same spot. Last year Laureano went on an extended slump and I dropped him, then he got hot in the 2nd half and ended up having a solid year. Now I’m debating if I should drop him for someone who is hot or wait and hope he gets hot in the last 30 games of the season.

      I’m leaning towards dropping him for Piscotty or Christian Walker because the season is too short to wait out a slump.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been miserable to have

      • William Hung says:
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        But we ride or die with him!

  8. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome report, did I use awesome this week? I don’t think so!

    a. Need some serious help before the trade deadline. Here’s the team.

    D’Arnaud
    Alonso
    Villar
    McMahon
    FTJ
    Miller
    Mondesi
    Calhoun
    Grisham
    Grossman
    Hilliard
    Marte
    Lewis
    Bench – La Stella, Urshela, Soler, Ohtani
    IL – Stanton, Moore

    SP – Gray, McKenzie, Sheffield
    RP – Chapman, Hudson, Montero, Richard Rodriguez, Workman
    IL – Nick Anderson

    Standings 78.5 (3), 1st place is 87 so it’s a dog fight.

    Offense – 51 [230=R, 65=HR, 206=RBI, 43=SB, .255=BA]
    Pitching – 27.5 [12=W, 155.2=IP, 180=K, 20=SV, 4.1=ERA, 1.298=WHIP]

    Am chasing all pitcher categories.

    1. Is this team salvagable?
    2. I’m thinking of sending either 2 closers for an SP or a closer and an OF for an SP. Do you have any good ideas? Looking at the trade analyzer.
    3. I’ll be moving to a full-on streamer mode next week.

    b. MLB quote of the day for August 27, 2020

    ‘Success isn’t something that just happens – success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared.’

    Sparky Anderson

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. 1. Seems so
      2. Trade Aroldis/Hudson for whatever you can get — Bauer? Clevinger? Sonny Gray? Eloy? Soler? Robert?

      B. Nice

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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up as usual!

    1) Who do you think will get more saves ROS in Chicago? Rowan wick or Kimbrel? Kimbrel has been good lately, and Wick has had 2x bad appearances

    2) Drop 1: Ian Anderson, Luke Weaver, Sixto, Adrian Houser

    Thank you!

    • Dave D says:
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      Jeffress?

      • Sandman says:
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        Jeffress is taken

        • Dave D says:
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          Cisnero in DET might be worth a flyer if also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kimbrel

      2. I’d look at matchups, but prolly Sixto

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Jeffress could be guy too, not Wick anymore

  10. LOLmets says:
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    Agree on Swanson . He needs to bulk up and hit for more power. He may be a super late bloomer, I see a really good next 5 seasons for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, agreed!

  11. Phil says:
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    Love your Sexy Dr. Pepper blurb. Hopefully Giancarlo won’t get jealous!

    1) Start Sixto against the Mets?

    2) Thoughts on this trade I just made: traded Paddack for B-Lowe. Already have Clevinger, Woodruff, Lamet, and Maeda, and need ribbies and a little pop.

    • Russ says:
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      1. Yes, he should be stretched out more for this one and it will be his first 9 Inning game start (his first start was in a doubleheader) so he may have a longer leash to go at least 6.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Think you have to

      2. Sounds fair

  12. Dee says:
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    Who would you rather own?

    Christian Walker, Alec Bohm, or Stephen Piscotty

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  13. Cram It says:
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    I don’t understand managers and their closer choices. Why buck Farmer when two of your other late inning guys have much better numbers? Why Cole Suser or whatever his name is when Givens has proven he can do the job? The whole Rays/Nick Anderson sitch. Rhetorical questions, because F closers anyway.

    • Dave D says:
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      The whole closer thing this year is indeed a sh*tshow. More than half the teams are rolling a guy out that wasnt supposed to be closer or going with comittee. The injuries are insane along with COVID stuff. Lets see: NYY, BOS, BAL, TOR, TB ( the whole AL East!), LAA, TEX, SEA, HOU (only OAK stable in AL West), SF, SD, COL in NL West, CHC, PIT, STL in NL Central. Only AL Central and NL East have majority of teams with stable back end. Basically 20/30 teams have had a tumultuous closer position. 33% stability at CL overall.

      • Cram It says:
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        I get with the condensed season, there would be a lot of vulturing, but the indecision as to who your main closer is is mind boggling in some of these situations.

        • Dave D says:
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          Agreed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Tigers one is just latest puzzler…Imagine looking at Cisnero and Soto’s #s and actively choosing Farmer

      • Cram It says:
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        Exactly. Yet it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that Farmer was next man up. Watson not getting any run in SF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it just doesn’t make sense…Tigers’ reason might be $, Cisnero and Soto might get $ bumps if they close

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I am guessing tho, I have no idea

  14. Matty says:
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    Two somewhat unrelated questions-
    I know you said you’re more whelmed than underwhelmed on Spencer Turnbull. Is he worth trading for in a QS dynasty? Hampson for Turnbull?
    Also, thoughts on Hanser Alberto in a dynasty? He feels like another Renato Nunez in that the team is so bad no one notices him being quietly productive (currently 89th on the Player Rater). I’m mentally slotting him in around Biggio and Hampson for current and future value- is that accurate? I know that’s not his trade value- because, like Nunez, the O’s- but do folks think that’s a fair estimation?
    I think I’ve made it obvious that I’m trying to justify moving on from Hampson before he and Rodgers find themselves in a three-way 2B platoon with a journeyman middle infielder to be named later. Thanks a lot Bud Black.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Turnbull

      Alberto seems like a solid bet for AVG and counting stats — that seems accurate

      • Matty says:
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        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  15. Matt says:
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    8 team, redraft league: Should I hold on to Michael Brantley, or will he stay mediocre till at least 2021?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I wouldnt in an 8 team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Knoche

  16. Hepcat13 says:
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    Greyt write up!

    Start Gausman vs Dodgers today?

    Yahoo 12 team, 5×5, H2H

    I am leaning towards no because 1) I also have Bassit vs Rangers @ TEX today, 2) I am ahead of my opponent by 35 K, 4W, and .68 on ERA and don’t want to mess that ERA up!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t in a 12 teamer

  17. Tyler says:
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    Grey! Need some pitching help. I have Morton, Odorizzi and Beilak which means things are meh. Someone dropped Montas. Do you think he will fix his issues or should I leave him on waivers? Justus Sheffield is out there and I am also debating picking up Gonsolin. Stripling is struggling; does that open a door for Gonsolin in the rotation? Thanks man! If you haven’t given it a listen, I am now on Tyler The Creator’s “Igor.” I don’t like his other stuff but I love this album.

    • Matt Lehman says:
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      Montas & gonsolin over bielak & odorizzi

      • Tyler says:
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        So what is the deal with Montas? Dropped velocity or hiding an injury? BABIP doesn’t look too off and the XFIP is horrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Matt…You need to get Odorizzi and Bielak off your team quickly

      Igor was one of my favorite albums of that year, one of few albums I have every song five starred

      • Tyler says:
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        Alright. Will figure out how to replace those pitchers with some guys with that have alright ratios. What are you doing with Montas?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d look at streamers over Montas, don’t trust him either

          • Tyler says:
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            Ahh. Gotcha. Thanks man.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  18. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey

    Considering dropping josh bell for tommy launch angle.

    Also benching Laureano for Grichuk/Piscotty but he’s another drop candidate.

    What do you think? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I say try Launch and going with Grichuk

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d drop Laureano before Bell

        • Matt says:
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          Thanks Grey!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  19. Saint says:
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    Ian Anderson or Gausman ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on matchups — Gausman home vs. weak team is better than Anderson away vs. tough team

  20. Trader says:
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    Sorry, your barbs about drafting aces early does not hold water – especially this year and especially using Cole as your dubious example. He is now 22-1 and the #1 rated player over the past two seasons. Stay with Stras for your example!

    Drafting aces, especially in a shortened season, was smart with much of the risk taken out. Cole, DeGrom and Bieber looks like a winning trio to me.

    But for fun, let’s look at bats who went fast off the board….Yelich, Arenado, Bellinger are not even hitting .235! Trout at least has shown power but he is at .255. Acuna has been injured and horrible. So the saw cuts both ways.

    In a normal year, I too draft hitters due to injury risk with aces. But for two months, give me pitching.

    Ok, I will now brace myself for Raazball Nation to swarm to your defense in their almost cult-like manner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can look at the top 20 on the https://razzball.com/playerrater/

      There’s 3 SPs and 16 hitters — two of the SPs are Lance Lynn and Darvish — two guys you could’ve had in any league after the top 50 overall

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Just think about this logically –a good hitter helps you 7 days a week — a good pitcher once a week

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        Finding hitters who can hit for average power and speed are absolute unicorns. Meanwhile, I went heavy on arms in the mid rounds and ended with tons of Lynn, Darvish, Giolito, Gray, and Corbin shares. I’m in first in all my league right now. Fading arms early was the move.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, it always is

      • Trader says:
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        And nine hitters on this list you could have selected past the fifth round and some maybe even off the wire…Lowe, Santander.

        I hear you on your every day player strategy. And I adhere to it normally but think this season is different.

        The Cole callout seems off to me still. Other examples fit better.

        But fun to get lots of comments (.23454 of a cent each). I could almost feel the heat from the torches and the whispers from the corn field.

        Thanks for the dialogue.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No torches, you can think that, all good

    • Rafael Kam says:
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      i disagree with this because the people who overspent on big name aces in my league have holes elsewhere as a result. bc of these people overbidding on top guys, i was able to pick up 4 guys with ace potential but not at the uppermost tier (Darvish, Gallen, Giolito, Morton) for a fair price and played the wire for breakouts like Pablo Lopez and Dylan Bundy – I’m dominating my league’s pitching as a result.

      • Rafael Kam says:
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        I just checked my roto league for how the guys with Cole, DeGrom and Bieber are doing.. they’re in 4th, 8th and 10th place. All of them have mediocre hitting point totals. Because I didn’t overspend on one SP, diversified the budget, and actively manage, I’m cruising along in both pitching and hitting. This formula doesn’t always lead to domination like it is currently for me but it always leads to contending at least.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it’s just logical as I said above…Pitchers throw once every five games, and they don’t even have a say in wins or saves — they have to do so well in ERA/WHIP/Ks to even be in convo for top 20

          • Rafael Kam says:
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            Agreed. But I’m a cultist.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

        • Rafael Kam says:
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          Also the original comment is focused way too much on people’s top picks, Nobody should have multiple top 15 players – sometimes it’s best not to have any. My highest ranked player this year was Bryce Harper but I’ve got a gang of guys from the 30-60 range. it’s not just about fading SP’s, it’s about fading the overvalued. And really a winning team is made in the 2nd half of the draft.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Grey said it above my comment. Pitchers help once a week most of the time, sometimes twice, and never more. Batters help you six or seven times a week. You can’t get DeGrom or Bieber after Round Two, but you can get Gray, Darvish, Lynn, Giolito, etc.

      In a short season, give me the guys that play more and help you more.

  21. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hot take for 2021: Cronenworth = DJL, but 100-200 picks later

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I doubt it. Dude annihilates the ball. Hard Hit % is off the charts. Once he mixes in some more launch angle look out. He is always gonna hit .300 based on his K% and Hard Hit%.

      He will be ahead of DJ next year in most drafts.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Might get a NL ROY bump too

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          Maybe a WS MVP also

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, yes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks! Right now, who From the below do you like best as a final 2 keepers in a 12 team keep 7 roto league?

        Matt Chapman ($10)
        Sir Cronenworth ($9)
        Snell ($19)
        McKenzie ($8)
        Solak ($4)
        Julio Urias ($7)
        Pearson ($5)

        If helpful, my definite keepers are: Acuna ($29), Story ($19), Eloy ($10), Robert ($24), Bieber ($19)

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chapman is no brainer too then Snell

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

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  22. Drop Paddack for Ian Anderson ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Shit no

  23. David D says:
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    Gerrit Cole: 4 Wins/ 41 IP/ 8 BB/ 53 K/ 3.51 ERA/ 0.951 WHIP

    5th most valueable SP

    3rd most K’s

    Yep that is why you drafted him.

    Yes he is your ace.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Dinelson Lamet 2 wins (2 BS) 33.1 IP, 11 B, 45 K, 1.89 ERA/ .84 WHIP

      100 Picks later

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Darvish, Maeda, Sonny Gray, Fried, Bundy….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and I drafted Maeda at pick 150

      • David D says:
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        Yep. I drafted Voit at 180.

        You rather have Cole/Voit

        Or

        Maeda/Alonso ?

        I also drafted Maeda to.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can cherrypick 100s of names

          • David D says:
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            sure. but Cole has been an Ace and Alonso has not been good.

            you can’t really argeu that.

            so what did you do with all that “value” you were saving byskipping Cole and getting Maeda?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Okay

              • Dave D says:
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                It would be nice if my imposter wasnt a dumbass

            • Member Berries says:
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              Either you’re a troll or just dont get it. Rather than cherry Pick, compare the top 10 SPs vs Top 10 Bats

              Yahoos default top 10 for each:

              Cole, DeGrom, Scherzer, Buehler, Flaherty, Strasburg, Verlander, Bieber, Kershaw, and Clevinger

              Acuna, Yelich, Betts, Bellinger, Lindor, Story, Turner, Soto, Trout, and Arenado

              Value wise, I’d rather be holding 10 out of 10 Bats vs 3-5 of the arms (this is me not mentionings Greys top 10 included FTJ)

              this is an updated Yahoo list too, early rankings probably included Sale, Syndergaard, and Snell.

              WE TALKING ABOUT VALUE, VALUE! Not who you drafted. I’m supposed to be the franchise player and we talking about investing early in pitchers vs bats?! cmon, man. VALUE

      • Lucked into Maeda @ 200 back in Nov, but somebody stole B. Lowe @ 284!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  24. Rafael Kam says:
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    Streamonator loves Boyd vs Min tonight. You rolling the dice if he’s on the wire in your league?

    • David D says:
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      yes i just did

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him

    • William Hung says:
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      Just know SON is sometimes a little drunk – it had Porcello at like almost $10 or something for his last start

  25. Ghost of Grady Little says:
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    Can Boston hurry up and trade Just Dong to a contender that needs a DH. That dude is totally checked out this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  26. negatto says:
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    Pick 2 for 2B/MI – Swanson, Croneworth, Lux, Hampson, Madrigal.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a second I thought you were asking for 2 BMIs — Dansby, Jake

  27. hitzone says:
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    Ty Buttery or Dick Rod?

    Both are on awful teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly try Dick-Rod

  28. David says:
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    Drop Dylan Moore for Lux?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try it in a shallow league

  29. mUshi says:
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    Hi,

    Would you trade winker/cronenworth to get castellanos/bote in a deep 20 team h2h keeper?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  30. crimedog says:
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    start Kwang Hung Kim today vs PIT (8.8) for a QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • I would start bob feller against Pittsburgh offense, God rest his soul he passed 50 years ago.I would stream one pitchers a week against the pirates.

  31. Dave D says:
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    You gave me an idea. I think a team this offseason should offer Robbie Ray an incentivized contract. Pay him $10,000 for every strike he throws, subtract $10,000 for every ball he throws. Give him a $500,000 bonus for every start he goes 5 innings without allowing a BB.

    That would take away risk for any team and might be the only way to get him to throw in the strike zone and have a chance for success.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d love to see a team do something like that…Make it about $ for him to perform optimally, but I’m not sure the DBacks even know to say it — I mean, why haven’t they told him to do this already? Are we thinking they have?

      • Dave D says:
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        They should say “We’ll leave you on the mound until you walk somebody, then we’ll yank you. See if he can find the strike zone if ultimatums are made.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Robbie Ray needs some tough love…I 100% think he’d be a quality starter if he just threw over the plate

          • Dave D says:
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            I totally agree. Its as if he feels he loses the battle with the batter if they make contact. He’d rather walk them, if he cant strike them out, than let them make contact. Somebody should help him understand the goal is to avoid baserunners crossing the plate, not keeping them from making contact. It’s all a big misunderstanding.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, if batters were forced to make contact, he could be as good as any pitcher

  32. detroit_kozak says:
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    Whats more frustrating than drafting Stanton?
    Turning down a decent trade offer for him after his hot start because I’m thinking “60 game season is perfect for his injury proneness (is that a real word?)”…. GRRRR

    I am with you, Never again!!…….. I mean it this time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m done — I was done in February, then he was so ‘cheap’ but the headache isn’t worth it

      • detroit_kozak says:
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        For sure, though he’ll be even cheaper next year lol
        Thanks for Kyle Lewis though! He’s putting up numbers Stanton should be – I can’t wait to be able to start both in my OF while enjoying Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

  33. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey! Hey Razzball!

    How’s everybody doing?

    What’s the feeling on Eduardo Escobar?

    My teams with him have been doing OK but I just looked and he’s been pretty awful.

    Are we dropping him for Ryan Mountcastle in deeper leagues (364 guys rostered not including IL — don’t ask me why Mountcastle isn’t owned) or keep the faith a bit longer?

    Thanks and stay well!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Mountcastle

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Awesome!

        Thank you, Fantasy Master Lothario!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you stream Brett Anderson vs Pitt-Son -1.3

    Not to many other choice on the wire right now.

    Also do you think Gausman might not implode tonight. Pitching well at home-but yes it is the Dodgers.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no faith in Gausman and would stream Anderson

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  35. Jr says:
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    Charlie Blackmon is looking really good this year. Know you were down on him in preseason, but any change of opinion on the guy? Would you take him or Suarez in dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon over Eugenio, Blackmon in Coors is top 10 OF until he’s not

  36. pinkman says:
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    Any interest in Michael Pineda coming off suspension and entering Twinkies rotation next week? 8-team AL only appeal? Or just a streamer in the right matchup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer, is he even in the rotation?

      • Will says:
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        He will be with Odorizzi on the DL

  37. cyler8 says:
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    In a 10 team dynasty league with 10 keepers would you trade Trout for Lindor straight up? It’s an OPS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • DonnieB says:
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        Is there anybody you would trade straight up for Trout? Not me. Learned my lesson this year. #3 or 4 my ass. Luckily I only had #1 pick once and took Acuna but it was a Main Event.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  38. leon says:
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    Jorge soler or Luis Castillo ..16 man 6×6 holds/walks for 2021. thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  39. JaysForDays says:
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    Is yelich going to be ranked a top three player again next year? Should I be trying to sell now? And who would you look for? Bryce maybe?5×5 12 man obp keeper league. Maybe a ss to go after? Or sit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he’s still going to be top 12, but I can’t say top 3 — Bryce is great in OBP, top 5

      • JaysForDays says:
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        Would you move him for Bryce? I have trout and acuna as my other two.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s close, could go either way, I wouldn’t have guts to do that trade

          • JaysForDays says:
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            Haha alright thanks pal!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

      • JaysForDays says:
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        Should I trade yelich for Bryce then? I have trout and acuna as my other two of

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just answered

  40. erad says:
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    El Grande Dolor!

    Next thing you know you’ll be bringing back the Longoria homerun countdown!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, nice

  41. hal_incandenza says:
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    With Taijuan traded to the Jays, Seattle is listing Ljay as their starter. Are there jokes to be made here? No? Ojay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  42. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In an NL only keeper league, could you rank Jose Garcia, Luis Urias, Pache and Nico Hoerner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on this year vs. future — this year, Hoerner, Garcia

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        How about the future? I’m leading this league by about 10, Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly Pache, Garcia for future

  43. primetime says:
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    Drop Bradley or Igeleis for Gallegos. A Miller on IL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  44. Bob’s your uncle says:
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    I feel like a dunce holding onto Rizzo when I have Olson and Hosmer is doing well on the waiver wire. I’m also not happy about Marte having no power numbers anymore.

    I know I could try a trade but would I be a fool to just cut say Rizzo Or Marte for someone with this being such a short season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go to Olson over Rizzo, and hold Marte

      • Bob’s your uncle says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  45. Lil Petey says:
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    Hello

    For getting more innings without destroying ratios, you like any ot these matchups in particular? Wins/QS nice to have.

    Dobnak vs. @Detroit
    T. McKenzie vs. @St Louis
    Houser vs Pittsburgh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all 3 and pray

  46. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey, My HOTIF,

    First off, thanks for getting with the Jethro Tull reference program. I’ll see you at the renaissance festival next summer!

    Second, I know you’re not wild about answering questions like this, but do you think it’s a sound move for me to start my shittier, backup closers because their teams have doubleheaders today?

    Not that I really need an answer––just looking for attention.

    Lurveyas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love the Tull!

      I’m starting garbage closers everywhere, let’s go!

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Garbage Pail Closers it is!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  47. Cohen says:
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    Please pick 1 to stream?
    Canning home vs Sea
    Heaney home vs Sea
    Sheffield at Angels

  48. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    can you suggest one of these for next week in a points league? Thanks.

    Berrios (CHW; DET)
    Tanaka (TB: @Bal)
    Lester (@Pit; STL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Tough call, think I’d go Lester

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        Thanks, Grey!
        If I lose Lester, do you like Berrios or Tanaka better with these match-ups?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tanaka

  49. fausto

    fausto says:
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    This is a response to my mention of sam haggerty yesterday.
    I dont think hes as platooney as the other schmos in sea. Servais “Loves him” and hes been the 2 hole hitter for the last 4-5 days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  50. Cohen says:
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    Please pick one?
    Heaney home vs Sea
    Canning home vs Sea
    Sheffield at Angels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  51. Joe Beísbol says:
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    Not that the Pirates generate that many save opps, but just throwing myself a short pity party because I hesitated on picking up Dick Rod even though forearm stiffness means DL 99.9999999% of the time. Ugh.

    Btw, before we get all excited about sizzling Walker, may want to look at those GB/FB ratios. Someone really needs to teach him about launch angle. Or maybe the grounds crew should tell the worms to stop provoking him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, but if he’s hot it’s fine for 30 more games

  52. Crime Dog says:
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    Couldn’t Oakland decide to postpone yesterday and do a doubleheader today. Now Bassitt goes from @Tex to @Hou.

    When will the world start putting our fantasy baseball needs before social justice issues.

    I kid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Dave D says:
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      It seems to me its kind of delusional to me for players to think cancelling games will help the cause of racial inequality. Maybe if during the missed game time they visit at-risk youth in the inner city and start developing a long term relationship with them to teach then to value themselves and show them how by taking the opportunity. There is a self-worth problem that supersedes all the mindless violence and chaos. Self-worth is taught to the youth by adults taking the time with them to show them how they matter and how to conduct themselves with dignity and respect. Too much of this seems to be posturing. I sure hope all the players voting to sit out spend far more time personally mentoring young men before they adpot the anti-social behaviors that has them coming into contact with police in the first place.

      • Cram It says:
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        It’s a form of protest. Some people think protesting in general is delusional and ineffective, so why do any of it, right?

        • Dave D says:
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          My point was protest is easy like getting angry. True change takes investment of time and energy. Without follow up effort for change protest is just like a child having a tantrum. Is that all you took away from my post?

          • Cram It says:
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            Yes. Because these players do contribute to the youth community in their spare time. And I don’t know how you can say the tens of thousands of people actively protesting in the streets (literally risking their lives) is not an investment of time and energy. Vietnam, Rosa Parks/MLK, Women’s suffrage, Stonewall Riots, March for Our Lives. Civilians can’t create legislation with a pen, but they can force those who do. This is how.

          • Cram It says:
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            What exactly does follow up look like?

            • Crime Dog says:
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              Didn’t mean to start a philosophy chat. I just wanted Bassitt @Tex

              • Cram It says:
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                Haha. I know, but one of these yahoos always has to bring their “patriotism” into baseball.

                • Dave D says:
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                  I dont like mixing politics and sports, but when sports are cancelled due to politics, and players get political, for me its unavoidable. Especially when it affects MY players j/k.

            • DonnieB says:
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              Not stealing and burning and assaulting. If you think this is protesting, YOU are delusional. Antifa and BLM are anarchist thugs started and financed by Communists.

              • Cram It says:
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                Shouldn’t you be hanging out on the Qanon message boards?

            • Dave D says:
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              Like I said, mentoring. Taking individuals at risk and developing positive long term with them. Like visiting them regularly and taking time to teach them the value of working hard.

              Its easy to tear things down and burn in protest. Much harder to build and grow them.

              • Cram It says:
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                Yup, easier said than done. Like teaching kids not to hate and be racists.

                • Dave D says:
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                  Yes. Hate is a bad thing in all forms. Hating hate is another form of hate that is troubling with some of these protestors. I think dialogue and not demonizing differences is much healthier. When the so called “left” supported free speech and tolerance I was more on the left. Now, the left gets programming from the top down and these “protestors” have no interest in dialogue. They are largely collectivizing
                  their own personal problems and living vicariously through the “victim” of police brutality.

  53. scoboticus says:
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    Rowdy was also due for positive regression, according to Dan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, I remember

  54. Jr says:
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    Obp dynasty league. Are we off Matt Olson long term? Or is this year just a hiccup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not even sure if this year is hiccup, he has what, ten homers?

      • Jr says:
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        That’s true. I was more thinking it’s 10 homers out of 21 hits and his average is sitting at .177. I guess I’m asking if he’s more a low 200’s hitter than the .270 hitter he was last year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He should hit .250+

          • Jr says:
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            Thank you sir!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  55. Joe Beísbol says:
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    Would you trade Dom. Smith and Chapman (if he can play) for Machado and Ken Giles? (I have Romano)? This is in part to maybe upgrade somewhat at 3B, clear a hitter glut, but also hedge against Giles coming back and Romano losing the role. Or nah? Or nah, Machado will have some regression coming because nobody can sizzle forever?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Joe Beísbol says:
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        Oh shoot, should have specified Matt, not Aroldis, in case it wasn’t clear.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I figured him

  56. andre says:
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    you think lux will play everyday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping so, but unlikely

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        I don’t doubt that SON has done its sums correctly but it’s a little weird to see the 0-4 (8.48) Matthew Boyd at $13 and the 5-1, sub-2.00 Randy Dobnak at -$12.

        I’m starting Dobnak…

        • Stephen Lyon says:
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          This wasn’t supposed to be a reply obvs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dobnak’s stats are ugly aside from ERA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tigers aren’t playing today, fwiw

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Nope. I have about 2 active players. This season is effed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                Make that 1 active player. No starters.

  57. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Are you a believer in Kyle Tucker? Would you trade a top 10-15 SP for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not that much of a believer

  58. eddie guerrro says:
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    who would you rather own in 10 team redraft ian anderson or gonsolin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonsolin if in rotation

  59. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    FPS Lamet, throw strikes. This is pathetic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Of course he gets undone by the trash merchants that inhabit the bottom half of the Mariners lineup and Tatis Jr.’s defense.

        I have had such awful luck with pitchers against the M’s this year. I loathe that team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s so freakin’ annoying

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            Jose Marmelejos:

            1) Is awful

            2)has both of his Homeruns in the majors off pitchers I have on multiple teams.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ugh, I know

  60. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    How are you doing ?

    1) Ryu or Wheeler ROS? It appears ryu has a better schedule

    2) how many bench batters do you like having in a 10 team roto league ? Currently in 1st with 1, but definitely going to be approaching the innings limit in maybe 3.5 weeks

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ryu, if you say better schedule, I don’t know

      2. Changes each day, today I have 3

  61. Paco Pelota says:
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    W.Flores or Schoop ROS, and how close is it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, not that close

  62. rhodyballer says:
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    Schoop or Mountcastle?

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Or Asdrubal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  63. Crime Dog says:
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    I just want to thank Tatis for making Machado good again. I truly believe if Tatis didn’t make the padres exciting, Machado would be lazy/uninterested and still mediocre like last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, we always get a good 60 games from Machado, he just lost the 100 crappy games

      • Crime Dog says:
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        is that what it is? Either way I’m thrilled

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, same

  64. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    14 team with OBP and TB

    Hold D Murphy or drop for one of: Encarnacion, Flores, Smoak, Tellez

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d prolly hold for Coors

  65. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Hahahaha! Suck it Mariners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I owned Lamet and Stammen, whee!

  66. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    You have done a great job hiring writers for this site..

    Very impressed with, Itch, DT, Hobbs, Laura, Son, Whip..

    Plus plenty of former greats like Ralph and Mike..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, MP!

  67. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Aaaand – no active players! Sheesh.

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      No active hitters, to be more accurate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  68. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Strasburg was straight up dropped in my keeper league, which now means everyone is going to be bidding on him in FAAB this weekend.

    I’ve got $13 / 100 left in FAAB and narrowly holding 1st. How much FAAB would you bid on attempting to sneak by a Strasburg keeper? He can be kept for his FAAB price plus $3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have $13 left and there’s zero dollar bids?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        No zero dollar bids

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure how you can bid more than a few dollars then, don’t you need to hold back some money?

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            Yea, I was thinking about $6 or $7 max. There’s only 4 FAAB periods left, and I basically just need money saved for injury replacements.

  69. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Who the eff knows anything, but any chance Reynaldo goes 6 tomorrow?

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      (SON’s a fan)

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      Eh don’t worry. Someone else grabbed him.

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