Jairo Diaz was told the Rockies will no longer have a designated closer. Bud Black is crazy, right? I mean, he is legit nuts or no? I know the Woke Police say you shouldn’t call people crazy, but if we don’t, then they might not get help and Bud Black needs help. I thought maybe Black was just slow on the uptake as witnessed by Garrett Hampson’s playing time. It’s not normal to go from not playing to suddenly being an everyday leadoff man, like Black just discovered Hampson this year. Garrett was good last year, you absolute loon! But this is about Jairo Diaz. He didn’t have the best of games (2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, ERA at 3.12), but Carlos Estevez (1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.38), who saved the game, took a comeback off his hand, and was in severe pain, heading for x-rays. So, one guy’s been decent (Diaz), one guy is obviously injured, and the third guy, Daniel Bard (1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.09) has been okay, but serious emphasis on “okay” and nothing more. That’s when you announce the guy with zero blown saves is no longer the closer? Bud Black is twenty-six screws short of an Ikea dresser. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at…Guess. C’mon, you’ve heard the narrative this year. Rockies starters are all doing well. So, what’s Jon Gray’s ERA? Get it within 0.50 and you can win an ‘attaboy.’ Nope, you were way off; his ERA is 5.74.

Ryan McMahon – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .229. Was curious why this guy was doing so poorly, and I nearly fell off my chair (which I’m standing on to flex my calves). His strikeout rate going into yesterday’s game was 39% and his Hard Hit% was down ten percent from last year. Poor or no contact is one way to imitate Pete Kozma, but why you wanna? Hopefully yesterday’s game is the beginning of something better, but it can’t be worse.

Danny Santana – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs as he was activated from the IL, but didn’t start. Would love to see Dannys Antana get back in the lineup and remind me why I drafted him in the top 150 overall. Was I…drunk? And, if I were Tipsy Gore, why couldn’t I have accidentally drafted Kole Calhoun instead of Willie (0-for-4, hitting .170)?

Rougned Odor – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .151. You can’t spell Colorado without Odor, but if you did, it’s cola not Coors. Fun with words!

Ronald Acuña Jr. – Hit the IL with an inflamed wrist. “I’m inflamed, pist. Make all-day suckers, hist. Yo, yo, yo, this is B. Fire! Looking for babysitters to hire? Hit me up!” Okay, thanks, B. Fire. Hopefully, Acuña can return next weekend and this isn’t a bigger issue than the Braves are making it out to be, but each day he’s supposed to be better, and each day he’s not 100% and I’m starting to freak out.

Max Fried – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.24. Fried? Fish had no chance. That’ll Treach ya, Arthur.

Lewin Diaz – 0-for-3 as he was called up when Corey Dickerson went on the bereavement list. Pretty mixed feelings for me on Lewin. Love him for power, but I don’t see where the at-bats are coming from this year. Marlins are benching Aguilar for no reason? Not a chance. They’re benching Dickerson when he returns on Monday/Tuesday? Nah. So, I dug Lewin, but no longer than five minutes to see him Wapner some balls.

Daniel Castano – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.35. Who? Don’t know, don’t care. This is about going against the Braves right now without Albies and Acuña, and I like that stream for a dollar.

Elieser Hernandez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.84. Read and fully digest what I said in the Castano blurb, then take Maalox if you own Acuña and Albies.

Stephen Strasburg – Hit the IL with “I didn’t really want to play this year and I tried for a game or two, but it was more like an inning and wake me when it’s 2021.” Hard to say how long he’ll be out with that, but my guess is all year.

Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.91. Corbin thought he could waltz into Camden town as the leader of the opposition party and not leave the PU.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.71. Orioles walk into every game like the Hulkster, ripping their jersey off their chest and pointing to cardboard fans.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-4 and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .271. In the 1st inning, Tito Santander put an eye rake to Scherzer’s implanted 3-D googlies, then finished him in the 7th with the flying forearm strike. Still Intercontinental Champion and forever!

Austin Hays – Hit the IL with a non-displaced rib fracture. These O’s are warriors, so should be an uptick in playing time for Mullins.

Pedro Severino – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. No joke, in shallower leagues, I’m debating not drafting a catcher next year, and then just grabbing whoever is hot the 1st week, and going from there.

Michael Brantley – Hit the IL with a quad injury. This should shore up Kyle Tucker’s playing time and–*checking to make sure he’s actually been playing*–Well, hopefully it helps Tucker, but with Dusty you never know. In That Young *ucker’s favor, as Dusty calls him, he hit a walk-off home run yesterday. He’s also hitting .195.

Yordan Alvarez – Returned this weekend and is day-to-day with knee pain. For next year’s fantasy baseball, we’re just going to draft one body part from different players. “I’ll take Giancarlo’s arms, Acuña’s legs, Judge’s hands and Yordan’s feet….For middle infielder…um…Who’s got good abs?”

Cristian Javier – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.91. Sure am glad I started him for his one bad start. Streamonator hates his next start, and I agree. He’s an easy drop in shallower leagues.

Lance McCullers – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.47 vs. Justus Sheffield – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.12. This was a matchup of, “I expect better vs. I expect worse, and better was worse and worse was better.”

Lucas Giolito – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.88, as he started vs. the Cah…*sounding out an unfamiliar name*…are-day-inals. I don’t know. Anyone know what team this is? I also have some questions about who Giolito is, because I don’t recognize his crap pitching.

Dallas Keuchel – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.07. Always keeps it close. Must practice some kind of Keuchel exercises. *juvenile giggle*

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .259. His average has plummeted recently. Apparently, he had a falling out with his lover, BABIP.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .250. It only took two games before the entire Cardinals’ pitching staff fell apart because no one can throw more than a few innings. Pretty unfair what MLB did with the Cardinals, and they have no chance. Of course, I still want to own all their hitters, and none of their pitchers.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .230. No longer dragon us down, it’s the epic OBPWulf!

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .267. My boy Eloy!

Andrew Miller – Recorded the save on Saturday. So, he’s the closer? What happened to Gallegos and his giant turtles? Guess you can still hold to see how this shakes out, but my first inclination is always just go with the guy who is actually getting saves vs. supposed to get saves.

Aaron Judge – Says he feels 100%. That’s like 140% for regular-sized humans. Judge says he could play right now. Wait until he hears there are games going on right now and he’s not playing in them. Homeboy’s gonna be shocked.

DJ LeMahieu – Hit the IL with a sprained thumb. “Yo, DJ, what’s that new jam?” *through gritted teeth, not happy* “Thumb.” It seems the Yankees only need 60 games to show you they can injure every player on their team.

Mike Ford – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .194. Ford’s hitting forty-four points above where he should be according to this Kelley Blue Book.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.93. Only real knocks against the Red Sox are those against their pitchers.

C.J. Cron – Undergoing season-ending knee surgery. Cron has a serious case of Gamelitis. WebMd describes the condition as, “After struggling to get an everyday job for many years, when the chance finally presents itself, an unfortunate injury derails the player’s career. Originally made famous by Mat Gamel. Only known cure is a lucky BABIP in pinch-hitting situations.”

Shane Bieber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.30. Zach Plesac and Mike Clevinger Zoom’d into the clubhouse after to congratulate Bieber, saying, “Bro, that game was so awesome. You made the Tigers look as sorry as we feel,” then they jostled the laptop, and you could see they were doing body shots off a mule in an Akron-area club.

Adam Plutko – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.95. Plesac and Clevinger Zoom’d in after the game to talk to Plutko, “The mule’s trainer said for $5 we can get a lap dance–Where are we? Uh…the library.”

Franmil Reyes – 3-for-4, and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .316. Left with a bruised hand, but they’re saying the $54 Vending Machine Chateaubriand is fine and could be leading the majors in homers by this time next week. Well, they didn’t say the last part, but I did.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .277. Also, in this game, Francisco Lindor hit his 4th, and Sandy Leon hit his 1st. The Tigers daring the Indians to hit homers off them was not the salvage flex they thought.

Jose Berrios – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.92. Jose’s been Berrios Berrios bad to me.

Randy Dobnak – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.42. Regression Fairies want a piece of Dobnak as much as they want a piece of Gilmore Girls’ history by writing to Lauren Graham for an autograph.

Max Kepler – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .227, .314 OBP. Twins’ lineup is for sure stacked, but what exactly is Kepler doing hitting leadoff every day like he’s Rickey Henderson? Between Polanco and Arraez, they have two of the best contact guys in the majors. Why is this so confusing?

Sergio Romo – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.25, as he recorded his 3rd save. Taylor Rogers (1 IP, 0 ER) set him up in the 8th. Love when I spend a 10th round pick on a setup man. Terrific stuff.

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. “Not sure which bin Dozier goes in. Just go ahead and lean him against the garbage and the recyclables–Wait a second! Dozier just moved! He’s alive!”

Kevin Gausman – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.21. One of the few pitchers who is pitching way better than his ERA — his K/9 and BB/9 respectively: 11.9, 1.8. That’s not just a solid backend starter; that’s an ace, assuming there’s a enough time this year for things to even out. But definitely buy low on Gausman, if you can.

Trevor Gott – 1 IP, 9 ER between Friday and Saturday combined. Gott should have firm control over the 9th inning going forward (during doubleheaders).

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 4th homer, and three homers in the last four games. Piscotty doesn’t know, but I know hot schmotatoes.

Bo Bichette – Hit the IL with a sprained right knee, and he might be out a while, if not the rest of the year. Replacing Bichette will be Panik, literally and figuratively.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer this weekend. A) He’s never hit just one home run that wasn’t followed by another home run in the next game. Yes, I realize that means he should hit something like 150 homers every normal season, but don’t think about it too long. B) Have you seen the way the ball jumps out of Buffalo? Each fly ball goes by into the Buffalo wild winds. C) There’s no C.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.76.

Dominic Smith – 1-for-4 as Alonso sat. Where were you when you realized Dom Smith was the Mets’ star 1st baseman to draft and Pete Alonso was a role player? I was on the ledge of my building, scooting away a pigeon.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.05. Okay, thought experiment! Nola has a 2.25 or lower ERA in 60 games, um, 12 starts, and Scherzer has a 3.75-ish ERA, who’s drafted 1st next year between them? Nola, right? People aren’t still tied to the Scherzer as a top three starter, are they?

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.81. Positive and negative tests are nothing to joke about, so I am 100% serious when I say the Phils should pitch Nola and Wheeler, then pretend to have a positive test for four days until Nola and Wheeler are ready to pitch again.

Alec Bohm – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .286. He’s replaced Eugenio Suarez on one mixed league team of mine, and, when the Reds return, I’m not sure I’m going back to Suarez. *NBC logo spins out*…The More You Know.

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.74. The Regression Fairies prefer Antonio Banderas with long hair and they will destroy your ratios.

Kiebert Ruiz – 1-for-4 and, in his 1st major league at-bat, he hit his 1st major league homer. Kiebert said @#$%&!

Max Muncy – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .179. Muncy hitting home runs with a fractured finger, and I’m trying to think how we can put Muncy’s bionic fingers into Giancarlo’s hamstrings.

Dustin May – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.00. Starting a GoFundMe to send Dustin May, Julio Urias and Walker Buehler to Driveline so they can throw past the 5th inning.

Corey Seager – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .294. Want a guy who is legitimately changing my thoughts on him in a 60-game season? See, uh, Seager.

Brian Goodwin – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer. In an inelegant way, Goodwin is showing why in a short-season, it’s better to go for production over upside. It’s inelegant because I don’t freakin’ have Goodwin, but have Jo Adell.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. Been telling you to pick him up for about two weeks, so if you’re still wondering about him, check your chin. Is there drool? If so, cool trick reading this while being unconscious.

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .197. *finger to ear bud* We are getting word that Eduardo Escobar has not retired.

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 1 ER, 0 hits, 6 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 8.59. Robbie Ray’s outsmarted us all, figuring out that if he doesn’t know where the pitches are going, neither can the hitters.

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.45. Solid, but unexciting, which is the exact opposite of opponent, Robbie Ray. You my brother Rob or Disco Bob?

Kirby YatesPadres’ manager and euphemism for sex toy, Tingler, says Yates has pain in the back of his elbow. That’s shorthand for “Can you throw with your other arm?” I doubt we see Yates again this year (and maybe not next year). Drew Pomeranz is the fill-in, and I looked at his backup, Emilio Pagan, then chickened out, which is not a good thing, even though we’re talking about San Diego.

Nick Senzel – Some speculation that Senzel was the one who tested positive, and why the Reds games were postponed on Saturday and Sunday. This comes on the heels of Senzel being escorted off the field and not joining the team for their victory high-five line that I thought they’re not supposed to do. Honestly, I have no clue. There were no positives on Saturday and Sunday, so they’re good to go…I think. I hope so since Sonny Gray and Trevor Bauer are singlehandedly (doublehandedly?) carrying some of my teams.

Nick Williams – Claimed by the Reds. Gotta love the Reds and their penchant for acquiring outfielders who they will never play. Have the Reds ever been on the show, Hoarders?

 
  1. Simsbad says:
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    Just a heads up on the Cardinals closer situation…. Gallegos pitched the 6th in game 1 and struck out the side swinging when up by 4. Gant pitched the 7th in game 1 still up by 4. Then game 2, Miller pitched the 7th up by 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know

      • Simsbad says:
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        Grey knows all

  2. Alexander Martinez says:
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    sweet court tv reference. ~signed, judge judy producer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was a bit obtuse, but thanks!

  3. BBHHI says:
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    Why do I feel Franimal is the real deal and will be getting drafted in rounds 2-3 next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  4. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome report! Like a shot of joe in the morning.

    a. On Yates, saw someone in my league signed up Andres Munoz after Yates took himself out of the game!!! He (Munoz) was dropped but he is still on waivers….clears tomorrow!!! Some fun is always good in fantasy, right?

    b. Yesterday Dietrich was my batty call. He’s gone, I heard Michael Morse (aka The Horse) is coming out of retirement.

    c. MLB quote of the day for August 17, 2020

    ‘When I was here in ‘64, I felt like baseball was a little lighter, much more fun. In Japan, there’s all this calculation and control and I felt like it was maybe a little bit dark. So here, I had more freedom to play baseball and enjoy it the way that I loved.’

    Masonori ‘Mashi’ Murakami. The pioneer that opened the door for many Asian players to play in MLB. Due to a contract dispute with his Japanese home club (Nankai Hawks) he had to return to Japan. The door was closed 30 years until Nomo was able to sign with an MLB team.

    Murakami could barely speak or understand English when he first came to the United States, and always had a dictionary on hand to communicate with teammates. When promoted to the majors, he was told to go to New York City (where the San Francisco Giants were playing), and was given his plane ticket on the spot. In New York, he signed a major league contract even though he could not read a single word written on the contract.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Sure, why not?

      B. Haha, I tried for Dietrich in one of my leagues too, but it’s a 12 team NL-Only league

      C. That’s an awesome quote!

  5. Player X says:
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    Are we starting Touki this week? (Vs Nats & Phils)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lean pass but depends on your league and other options

      • Player X says:
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        Weekly 16 teamer roto thanks!

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          I would probably try it for 2 starts in a 16 team league. Wouldnt be optimistic though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Player X says:
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        Yolo this season ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          YOLO

  6. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    The only minor consolation for Acuna’s injury is that hopefully it lines wheeler up for a nice matchup in Atlanta on Friday.

    With chapman being activated today, gotta sadly bench Britton in weekly leagues, right? (Planning to hold Britton a few weeks if I can in reserve just in case given how crazy sure thing closers have been this year)

    Thanks!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I’m not sure Chapman is the guy everyday right away. I don’t see him going 2 in a row right away so I think Britton still has some value at least for one more week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True on Wheeler — Bench for who, Aroldis? Sure

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        If I benched Britton it would be to start a different pitcher – probably Wheeler v ATL or Odorrizi v MIL (or lugo). I don’t have chapman – just wondering more so if Britton is still getting saves this week…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start Wheeler

  7. rafi says:
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    Good morning! I’m sailing along in first place but obsessive as ever.

    Please pick 2 MI for obp roto: Chris Taylor, Gimenez, Cronenworth

    And i‘m plenty deep at 3b with Moncada, Turner and Suarez but should i drop Moreland or Tyler O’Neill for Bohm or just hold?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Gimenez and Cronenworth for me.

      Meh, hold.

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Would you drop Andrus for either of these.
        Thanks

        • Rafael Kam says:
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          i would and did, yesterday for taylor. now thinking about dropping taylor for cronenworth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning!

      Agree with DT on MI, and prolly would go Bohm over Moreland

  8. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    14 Team h2h points League.

    Two pitchers i have tonight :

    Gallen (home) vs. Bassitt.

    Hate when this shiz happens.

    Start both?

    Thankyou!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d start both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    Couple of questions:

    1. Who should I start for my 5th SP spot
    G. Richards Vs HOU or
    Gonsolin Vs SEA

    2. I need to start two of these OFs
    K. Lewis 2x @LAD, 2x Vs LAD and 3x Vs TEX
    L. Robert 4x Vs DET and 3x @ CHC
    Teoscar Hernandez 3x @ BAL, 3x @ TB and 2 Vs PHI
    R. Laureano (1 susp game remaining) 1x @ ARI, 2 Vs ARI and 3 Vs LAA

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Gonsolin
      2. Tough…Teoscar and Robert

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards
      Lewis, Teoscar

      • RicoSuave says:
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        oh snap! decisions, decisions…
        which one is safest?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Safest between who?

          • RicoSuave says:
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            between Donkey teeth and you? hehe

  10. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Who you starting in a weekly league
    Corbin vs Miami
    or
    Kelly vs Oakland

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        How about Giolito for Pomeranz? Desperate for saves

        Fletcher or Semien?

  11. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Gray, made it to first….only real week cat is saves

    I have Nick Anderson and Workman

    I could grab Buttrey off waivers

    Or

    Trade a 2nd rounder for Neris or Lugo or Pomeranz

    15 team keep 11

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d grab Buttrey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. Travis Hafner says:
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    I need help BAD in one of my leagues. My team is great, but I’m legit without a single closer (5×5, 10 team). I lost Gott, Drake, Leclerc, Scrubb (never worked out). That’s after not drafting much RP. Here’s some questions:

    1.) Is Watson the grab in SF? Should I care? He’s avail so eh.

    2.) Hold Romano? He kinda blew the game in the suspension resume .

    3.) Waa offered Poneranz and Romo for my Marte and Odorizzi. I’m pretty deep in bats but that may be an overpay. Idk.

    4.) Didnt see you mention Freddy Peralta. He’s been balling hard in long relief, missing tons of bats. He’s always had great stuff.

    Thanks as always

    • Travis Hafner says:
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      Ketel Marte that is*

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        Actually to piggy back, what about Ketel for Pomeranz straight up?

        • JKJ

          JKJ says:
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          If you’re deep in bats and need a closer, I don’t hate it. Yates was my first closer off the board in more than one league. Pomeranz just slots in and becomes top-tier given the team he plays for and job security.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Eh
      2. Sure
      3. Terrible
      4. Yeah

  13. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Plesac was dropped. Would you invest a #1 waiver claim on him?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      After hearing what happened in the clubhouse I would be skeptical. Also if they keep him and Clevinger down whole year they get an extra year out of Clevinger with service time manipulation. I could see them being done for year.

      • Joe Beísbol says:
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        I just read this, too. Apparently if they keep Clevinger down at the alternate site 20 days he will fall short of 4 years of service time by one day, which delays his free agency for a year.

        If I may piggyback then, what does one wait in a redraft for Plesac (or Clevinger)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You can stash Clevinger or Plesac, bu I dropped Plesac in a 12 teamer, and depends on the league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  14. mojoman says:
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    Great article, Grey
    i have offered, he accepts.
    i get Bieber, he gets Montas and Kepler.
    i already have got loaded hitting.
    who wins?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Bieber wins.

      • mojoman says:
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        thx for your vote :)

    • mojoman says:
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      one more question,
      Eleiser Hernandez or Gausman for ROS?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber

  15. Jaw says:
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    Drop odorizzi for any of touki, Pablo Lopez, or gonsolin? 5×5 h2h

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Nah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez, I’d look at matchups tho

  16. FireRobManfred says:
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    Are you buying the new launch angle stuff from Eric Hosmer?

    Also someone please fix Giolito and Glasnow I drafted them in every league and I feel embarrassed

    • galica says:
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      FireRobManfred!!

      As a fellow Gio owner, I feel your pain. He’ll be fine. His last start he hit TWO (2) batters with TWO (2) pitches!!! How is that possible? The WhiteSux defense didn’t help although O’Neill caught stealing made his final score line of 5 R (4ER) slightly more palpable. He’s good, he has the stuff, he just needs a bit more luck and a bit more focus. Watch his next start 7 IP, 10K, 0 ER.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • FireRobManfred says:
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        I haven’t been able to watch his starts because of blackouts, but I am going to see him play against Detroit. I hope he’s just got some rust from the Summer League nonsense.

        I’m afraid we’re going to find out that Glasnow is battling the dreaded forearm tightness soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer seems like he’s more of a 25+ HR guy now vs. 17-20

      Yeah, I hear ya

  17. LOLmets says:
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    It’s amazing how much Mets fans overrate Brandon Nimmo. The dude is hitting .243 with a .414 slg, but somehow leads the league in walk rate? Can pitchers just not throw strikes? Why would you ever walk this guy? Lay it in there and he makes an out 75% of the time when he’s swinging, and he hits for very little power.

    It is an amazing feat that a hitter with as little skills as him could lead the league in walk rate, so I guess I do have to give him credit for that, but I feel like pitchers just don’t know how to attack him or somthing. There’s no reason he should be walking that often, he’s not a scary hitter at all just go after him!

    • Cram It says:
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      It amazes me how irked you are by Brandon Nimmo.

      • William Hung says:
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        Does Nimmo live rent free in his head?

        • Cram It says:
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          Clearly the Mets do.

          • William Hung says:
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            I’m not sure if I know anyone who overrates Nimmo either – if anyone would overrate him it’d be the Moneyball A’s

            Personally, I just love the way he hustles

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He just dove for no reason

              • William Hung says:
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                he also runs to first base on a walk for no reason

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, so did Pete Rose

                • scoboticus says:
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                  That’s actually cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  18. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Best replacement for Bichette: Croneworth, Ahmed, Willi Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cronenworth

  19. Chucky says:
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    In normal circumstances, one would be reluctant to start their best pitcher in Colorado, for obvious reasons. That mindset exists, I’m guessing, for most fantasy managers. Would the same rule apply, to say, Nola @ Toronto? The Blue Jays OPS is .979 in their home schoolyard in Buffalo as opposed to the Rockies .865. Does the loss of Toronto’s best bat, Bichette, mitigate that decision?

    • Homers got the runs says:
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      What is wrong with Devers? My first 3 picks of Yelich, Freeman and Devers as well as my 6 the pick Suarez are all underperforming. I did not think my hitting would be killing me at this point.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Devers is same problem as the Red Sox team, they’re phoning it in

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta start Nola

  20. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Bo Bichette, that one stings….
    Y.Chirinos for R.Grichuk which side? (W.Calhoun is my 4th OF and I have SP. )
    I ALMOST picked up Piscotty a week ago…FML.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, same here

      Grichuk side

  21. Weeee says:
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    Standard Points league – rank the following:
    Kyle Tucker
    AJ Pollock
    Dylan Carlson
    Kole Calhoun
    Jesus Aguilar

    • Weeee says:
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      Add winked to that list as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole, Winker (if Reds are playing), Tucker

  22. Alex L says:
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    Thanks Grey. Is it time to drop Robbie Ray or hold for now? I have both him and Garrett Richards. Much appreciated.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      I believed in the Ray Revolution, but turns out his still pretty much the same. I’d cut the cord.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Ray

  23. Alex L says:
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    Thanks Grey. Is it time to drop Robbie Ray or hold for now? I have both him and Garrett Richards. Considering dropping one for RP Rafael Montero. Much Appreciated!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Drop Ray

  24. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team 6×6 OPS Roto Redraft

    I’m currently number 1 in average and 2nd in OPS but need counting stats.

    Teoscar, McNeil, Santander. Choose 2 ROS.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar, McNeil

  25. crimedog says:
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    Are you starting berrios if you own him, or waiting until we see a good outing where he doesn’t walk 3 or 4?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not starting him

  26. Joe Beísbol says:
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    Should I drop anyone and replace them with any of the following: Calhoun, Grossman, Gausman, Gonsolin, A.Miller, Romano?

    12-team, 10-cat, Roto redraft. Currently weakest in SBs (3), WHIP (6), and Ks (9)

    C – IKF; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Moore; 3B – Chapman; SS – Trea; OF – D.Smith, H.Dozier, O’Neill; Util – Ohtani; Bench – Winker (no CIN game 2day), Laureano (susp)

    SP – Gray, Maeda, Hendricks, Turnbull, Tanaka, Cease, Peterson, Clevinger (N/A)
    RP – Pressly, Bass (dtd), Britton (may be demoted as early as today)

    IL – Albies, Brantley, Judge, Verlander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole over Winker

      Gausman over Cease, though him and Peterson depend on matchups

      • Joe Beísbol says:
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        Yeah, Cease and Peterson I picked up as streamers for tomorrow. League does not have innings limit so I’m trying to stream as many good matchups as possible. Why Cole over Winker (don’t disagree, just curious)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bc I don’t know if the Reds are playing

      • 183414 says:
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        Kole over Winker ? Hope it’s a daily game. Winker has blossomed into the player he was expected to be. Winker is a stud. Mgr. finally playing him every day. He’s killing it and analytics support what he’s doing.

  27. crimedog says:
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    Drop jairo for Andrew miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try it

    • 183414 says:
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      Not yet.

  28. Fleeced says:
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    Drop Garver for Severino?

    • Let’s Play Two says:
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      I’m interested Severino too. O’s offense is pretty good and they hit in a great park.

      Grey, would you drop Sal Perez for Severino?

      • Dontbichetteme says:
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        Why would you drop S.Perez? He’s the 3rd highest ranked catcher in the league. He missed one game so far. Is there something I missed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino for both of you

      • Chet says:
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        Do you think it’s better to stream catchers or continue using only Garver in H2H dynasty league? It is REALLY tough for me to drop Garner after last year’s monster stat line.

        • Chet says:
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          I should add: 1 starting catcher position per roster; 12 team league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stream

  29. Play Ball says:
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    Saves + Holds league and I need another RP.

    Available choices. Which one to take?

    1. Pressly – Been better last couple appearances and is the Astros closer

    2. Colome – 5 S+H

    3. Rafael Montero – 5 S+H. too early to trust the new guy?

    4. Sergio Romo – Has 8 S+H. Ratio bomb though?

    5. Taylor Rogers – last couple outings ok. Still giving up hits. He came on to set up yesterday in front of Romo. Still has 6 S+H.

    6. Romano – stubbed in his appearance yesterday giving up run, walk and coupe hits

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Rogers for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knoche

  30. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning Grey,

    was a bit of a rough weekend; and apparently I wasn’t the only one as a few teams decided to cut bait on some players I’ve had on my watchlist and/or missed out on initially.

    My team:

    12-team, 6×6, Roto redraft league

    C: Contreras
    1B: Bellinger
    2B: K. Marte
    3B: Sano
    SS: Villar
    IF: Correa
    OF: Franmil Reyes, Grisham, Kyle Lewis
    UTL: G. Hampson
    bn: Kyle Tucker, Joc Pederson
    IL: Judge

    SP: Bieber, Berrios, Urias, G. Marquez, Merrill Kelly, David Peterson, Bielak, Gonsolin
    RP: Hader, Workman, Montero, Wick, Taylor Williams
    IL: Carlos Martinez, W. Davis, A. Wood
    NA: Mize

    Available players dropped:

    – Gavin Lux (any idea when he’ll be called up?)
    – Spencer Howard (hasn’t looked good, but is he worth an add?)
    – Lourdes Gurriel
    – Hosmer

    any of the above FA’s worth adding? If so, who would you drop?

    thanks in advance

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Hosmer needs to be rostered. I’d cut Lewis, slide Belli to OF.

      Hosmer used to just hit ground balls. He’s figured out how to elevate and the results are *Borat voice “vereh nice!”*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peterson until end of your team has good matchups? I don’t know what they are

      Can try Hosmer over Joc, but not really sure where you’re playing them

  31. JKJ

    JKJ says:
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    Preach Garrett Hampson! Shout his name from the rooftops!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  32. The Great Knoche says:
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    Razzslam top 2 point getters are Santander and Nunez for me. Round 29 and 23 respectively. How are my top 3 picks doing you ask?

    Acuna
    Alonso
    Flaherty

    Hmmm….Guess I am lucky to still be in 3rd place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s gonna be such a bizarre year, my teams are being carried by Kyle Lewis

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      hahaha man i feel that (i see you right there with me overall, ha)…
      1. Acuna, Devers, Baez – top 3
      2. Tried to go wide net with pitching, but when 1/2 of it is injured/covid the net doesn’t matter
      3. Nunez, Rosario, Bauer (even though he missed weekend start) – top performers

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        My pitching is actually setting up ok. Have 12 healthy starters and 3 guys with saves potential still in Neris, Bass and Diaz. Need Pete Beef to start getting hot.

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          my top pitchers after Bauer are Jansen, Bassit, Montas, Davies, Freeland – wheeeee! just as I drew it up. The late savy picks have certainly helped keep me afloat so far

  33. zombie says:
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    Happy Monday! Understood that the guy currently getting saves is most often the wise choice, in a limited moves league this Razz bylaw may not be the way to go. How would you rank the following for SAVES as a rest of the short season selection, from Wick, Pressly, Kela and Robles? Thanks, all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pressly, Kela, Wick

  34. David Bevis says:
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    In the cant have anything nice category : 1st place in very competitive draft champions league ;) and lost : Bichette, Lemahieu, and Starling C, this weekend . Good news , have 2 middle infielders left to fill the 3 positions.

    have a nice rest of season

    STRAT O

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

  35. frankgrimes says:
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    A real classic Rudy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

  36. Dave D says:
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    Kiebert made me think of one of my old favorites, Q*Bert.

    • Hater Bell

      Grey says:
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      Same, that’s why I wrote Q*Bert’s famous saying in the blurb

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Can we get a Star Castle reference next week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Will do my best!

      • Dave D says:
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        Caught that second time around. My bad! I guess I needed a second cup of coffee before I read that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, No problem

  37. Huffin Gas says:
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    I currently live in the Philly area market, so I watch a lot of Phillies games. The Phillies have a new tv analyst: Ruben Amaro Jr.! What?! The guy every Philly fan wanted out of town, is now critiquing the new GM and his team. Hahaha. How dysfunctional is that? How did this guy ever get a job in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, let alone analyzing Philly games? Ruin Tomorrow Jr. What! They already have like half a dozen analysts they switch between. None of this seems normal to me. And the guy sounds like he’s two smokes away from lung cancer! I don’t get it.

    • NUX says:
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      Same here, I’m up in the Lehigh Valley and was very confused to see Ruben at times when watching games. And speaking of dysfunctional, they fired Gregg Murphy but he is still part of the broadcasts through the end of 2020. He a professional about it though, good for him.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hahahahaha, Of all the people to choose, that’s who they go with? Wow

        • Dave D says:
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          Yeah, very odd choices on broadcasters. I hear ya on Amaro. I’ll have to check out aNother Phillies broadcast on MLB.tv to see how bad he is. That reminds me of how my Angels canned Rex Hudler for smoking weed then we got Mark Gubizca, former Royal, and they hired Rex or was it a trade?

          Neither one is very good. We did have another former Royal broadcast years ago who was real good: Ken Brett.

          Theres gotta be some better options than some of these guys we have now.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Pretty much convinced a good broadcaster just happens to be hired through no kind of formal audition — it’s just which former players are liked by the organization and not on qualifications

            • Dave D says:
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              I think you’re correct, unforch…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup

                • The Great Knoche says:
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                  Speaking of stange ideas for guest broadcaster you see the Mark Grace stuff?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I believe Mark Grace has been drunk for years

                    • The Great Knoche says:
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                      Yup. Him and his dingbat wife.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

            • Dave D says:
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              Btw, great line on Maalox. I am hurting on both Albies and Acuna, which is as painful as owning Jack Flaherty in two leagues, Morton in another. I could keep going but I’ll refrain and just pop some Alka-Seltzer (not to be confused with the BAL closer).

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, Alka-Sulser!

                • Dave D says:
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                  A. Cole Sulser

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    HAHA, that is pretty good, might steal

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Thx. Feel free!!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks!

  38. Andre says:
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    Any idea if Gonsolin is in the rotation now? I need to make a pickup and we have limited season long moves. Trying to decide between Justus Sheffield, Elieser Hernandez, Brad Keller and Gonsolin. Ideally ROS….feel like Gonsolin might be the best but might not have enough chances, even in a opener/swing role. Who would you guys grab of those names? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Gausman

    • NUX says:
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      Grey, I don’t think that was one of his choices lol

      Site was glitchy for a min, but thx for fixing so quickly btw

  39. Stef says:
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    Which 3 should I play this week?

    Winker, Teoscar, Renato Nunez, Laureano, k Calhoun, and Tyler O’Neill?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar, Kole, O’Neill, but I’d look at matchups

      • 183414 says:
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        Winker is the hottest baseball player on the planet !!!!

        Calhoun facing real pitching.

        Teoscar/Winker.

  40. thehombre says:
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    Hi Guy,

    I was offered his Devers for my Beuhler. It’s a 10 team keep up to 3 years. Do I buy low and sell low to get better? Huh?

    TheHombre

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Devers

  41. CTFDU says:
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    Hi Grey, tks for your amazing report. Q: 15 Teams H2H no dinasty. Which of this SP you will keep in your team for ROS: Glasnow, Gallen, E. Hernandez, D.May, Berrios, Civale, Lamet, Paddack, Plesac

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      Gallen, Lamet, Paddack, Glasnow, May, Berrios

  42. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Drop Tommy Edman or Austin RIley for Asdrubal Cabrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  43. LaRockakis says:
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    Well, the Tatis trade is off because SOMEBODY ran his mouth on some dumb podcast about how you should never trade Tatis.

    HaHA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, hmm…

  44. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    How do you rank these pitchers?

    Pablo Lopez, Gausman, Davies.

    • Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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      Do you like Davies as a streamer today @Tex in a 12 teamer?

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Personally I like Davies today, I have going in several places. Rangers hitting poorly vs RHP (.215 AVG .641 OPS) and the new look Davies is using his cutter and change to really good effect (on my list to write about)

        • Dave D says:
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          Honestly, I think this is nothing new for Davies. He just needed a home park that was better for him. Look at his road numbers the last few years. Look at how Eric Lauer is enjoying Miller Park now as opposed to Petco.

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            could be part of it, but his K% up, BB% down, his cutter and change usage way up, sinker usage way down… He’s clearly different now

        • Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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          I actually grabbed him after you wrote him up saying you could do worse for your 5th or 6th starter

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            *thumbs up*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

      Zach Davies? No

  45. fausto

    fausto says:
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    This is a serious question. Hosmer or Eugenio? You buying his launch angle adjustments?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still early to say he’s fixed, but I’d prolly go Hosmer

  46. Bob says:
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    Hampson , Biggio , Gregorius, who comes out this week ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups, maybe Didi

      • 183414 says:
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        Hampson gets Astros/Dodgers . 5 on the road.

        Didi gets RedSox/Toronto both on the road. 3 @Atl. and other than Fried, they lack a good starter.

  47. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Sup Grey –

    Like many, just lost our sweet Bo Bichette. Now want your opinion on if i need to make a trade or not.

    League: 14 team, standardard 5×5 roto, redraft league

    I’m currently kicking everyone’s ass with 136.5 points so nearly winning every single category (thank you sir for your rankings). So not sure I need to make a move, but I also dont think all the dudes I own will keep up their hot starts. Below is my squad:

    C: Kiner-Falefa
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Brandon Lowe
    3B: JD Davis
    SS: Story
    OF: Trout, Kyle Lewis, Marwin Gonzalez
    UTIL: Mondesi, Segura
    Bench: Moustakas (IL for now), Bohm, Tauchman, Bichette (IL after Moose is back)

    SP: Bieber, Lynn, Fried, Ryu, Turnbull, Maeda, Streamer slot
    RP: Jimenez, Jansen, Pressly

    If you’re me, are you just standing pat? I’m 20 points ahead of the second place team… Or trading one of my SPs for a bat comparable to Bichette’s production? If so, any target ideas?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, and good luck!

  48. ashtray says:
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    I’m in a 10 team, 4xOF, keep-10 forever, and hits and walks are included in cats.

    Looking for an excuse to drop Upton. Lose him for any of these:

    Dahl
    Hilliard
    Reynolds
    Mallet
    Calhoun
    Mazara
    Akiyama
    Tuchman
    Riley

    I don’t mind stashing someone for next year either. Took over a shit roster this year.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole

      • ashtray says:
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        Sorry thats Willie, not Kole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, stashing for next year? I’d go Willie

  49. lwomack58 says:
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    Need to add a bat
    Cano, Verdugo, McCutchen, Ruiz, Piscotty or A. Cabrera.

    Yahoo 12t h2h points

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  50. Savoy Special says:
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    10 team H2H redraft league – Runs, Hits, HR, RBI, SB, OBP and Ks, Wins, Saves, holds, ERA, WHIP

    Would you drop Miguel Sano or anyone of my hitters for Mark Canha?

    C: Isiah Kiner-Falefa
    1B: Dominic Smith
    2B: Whitt Merrifield
    3B: Justin Turner
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    IF: Renato Nunez
    IF: Adalberto Mondesi
    OF: Juan Soto
    OF: Kyle Lewis
    OF: Teoscar Hernandez
    OF: Franmil Reyes
    OF: Robbie Grossman
    UTL: Kole Calhoun
    UTL: Dansby Swanson
    Bench: Miguel Sano

    Shane Bieber, Sonny Gray, Yu Darvish, Zac Gallen, Zack Wheeler, Pablo Lopez, Kevin Gausman,

    Drew Pomeranz, Gregory Soto, Trevor Rosenthal, Sergio Romo, Tyler Duffey, Jonathan Hernandez, James Karinchak, Hector Neris

    Thanks as always!

    Thanks!

    • Savoy Special says:
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      This league is H2H 1 Win and I’m now 3-0-0 but Per categories has gone:

      Week 1: 12-0-0
      Week 2: 11-1-0
      Week 3: 11-0-1

      Total: 34-1-1

      It’s a shame that the setting is H2H 1 Win. Smh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  51. toolshed says:
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    Can you expand a little more about your change in thoughts on C. Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Ks, hitting ball very hard, looks like he might be breaking out

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        also leading league with Lowe in barrels at 12, momma mia

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  52. Dude at Dude's says:
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    With Pham hitting DL (hamate bone) who benefits most in SD? Croneworth , Naylor, Profar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cronenworth had a job, Profar should too — might give Naylor/Olivares/Mateo ABs

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Could see France getting recalled also and getting nod against lefties at 2B with Profar in OF. Depends on who is hot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Would help my Tout team, but no one else’s team prolly

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            It’s wishful thinking on my part too. Running out of IF in one of my Draft Champions league

  53. Pablo Lopez or Jake Ordorizzi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez

  54. Travis Hafner says:
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    How about Giolito for Pomeranz? Desperate for saves

    Fletcher or Semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      Semien

  55. jon says:
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    Keeper League:

    Kyle Tucker for Jo Adell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keeper? Dynasty? Going for it this year?

      • jon says:
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        Dynasty… can keep forever… might get a draft pick with Adell too. I own Tucker currently .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Adell

  56. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Thoughts on Bielak next 2 starts and ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what his next starts are

      • Dude at Dude's says:
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        Home vs COL Home vs Sea

  57. ashtray says:
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    Are you taking a shot at skubal? Huge k’s last year but only 40ip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not me

      • cmutimmah says:
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        As a Tiger fan, I am higher on Skubal this year than I am Mize. Lefty, more polished, and the hype around him is more based on performance than pedigree. Lots of K’s at every level. Low walks at every level been less than 3 per 9in everywhere except AA where he was effectively wild since the Ks also increased. He should be a guy that keeps the WHIP down low even if he gives up a few homers.

        Last year he had 179 Ks between high A and AA in 122.3 innings. And as you said, he got better at AA.

        I really think Skubal is a guy that needed professional coaching, because the moment he left college, he’s been a totally different pitcher. At this point, I think he passed Manning in terms of prospect rank, and clearly passed Manning on the road to the pros.

        He is risky (especially in a ratio season like this) but in AL only and more than 12 team leagues, I think he’s a must start.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Interesting, thanks for the breakdown! I’m Mize, Skubal, Manning, but that is fluid, and could change after one start from top 2

  58. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Would you drop Yarborough and Chirinos for Mize and Skrewball? Lol. I own Pablo Lopez too but I like his prospect for the future and ROS.

    Is Dylan Carlson droppable when I have an OF of Betts-Springer-Loreano and JD Davis-Kyle Kewis UTIL spots and Mondesi ON THE BENCH (He’s been awful).

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on both

    • NUX says:
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      Skubal had a mean case of the covid, so I wouldn’t expect many innings for him to start. I think he is still building arm strength right now. They might throw someone like Fulmer behind him. That said, I own him in multiple dynasty leagues and am very very excited to see him throw Tuesday.

      • cmutimmah says:
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        This is true, assuming his normal pitch count per inning, his ceiling is probably 5 innings, but likely will get pulled after 4 or earlier if he gets in trouble.

  59. dougie says:
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    What do you think of Ryu in Baltimore today? Streamonater is meh on it. I am also , but I got needs, man. And one of them is for Ryu to go back to being a K/BB stud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

      • dougie says:
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        Thanks, Grey. You always know what I need to hear and I love the way mustache moves when you speak.
        That wasn’t weird, was it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not weird, makes you sound perceptive

  60. gary z says:
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    Hey Grey!
    That sounds like quite a player your building w injuries to Yordan, Judge and others…Kapler for abs to complete your creation haha, dude is a beast, he’d be my pick to win a Royal Rumble vs the rest of the Giants players.

    Mize just got called up, I have about 50 moves for the year left. Is he worth rostering and waiting to see how they will use him?

    Thanks!

    Gary Z

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great call on Kapler! Haha

      I’d try Mize

  61. Crime Dog says:
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    Small sample size but Tyler O’Neil appears to be making better contact, swinging less, and striking out less. I picked him up in a couple leagues for all the cards ABs left to go around, but thinking he could be getting better. Here’s to hoping!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

  62. scoboticus says:
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    I have a plethora of available starts in HTH this week. After Nola and Giolito, I only need 4 more. Who do I start?

    Bassitt @ARI
    Maeda v. MIL
    Minor v SD
    Kelly @OAK
    Bassitt v LAA
    Minor @SEA
    Maeda @KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt vs LAA, Maeda twice, Minor vs SD

  63. TC says:
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    10 team, keep 15. Standard roto scoring. Already have a balanced roster. Which side you want?
    Meadows, Kelenic, and Dustin May or
    Corbin, Pearson, and Castellanos

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  64. Wonder Boy says:
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    10 team H2H Roto redraft league: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    Drop anyone for Kole Calhoun, Dansby Swanson, Miguel Sano, Adalberto Mondesi, Jesus Aguilar?

    C: Pedro Severino
    1B: Dominic Smith
    2B: Whitt Merrifield
    3B: Renato Nunez
    SS: Jonathan Villar
    OF: Kyle Lewis
    OF: Teoscar Hernandez
    OF: Anthony Santander
    UTL: Robbie Grossman
    UTL: Ramon Laureano (just picked him up today because it’s last day of his suspension)

    IL: Josh Donaldson, Ronald Acuna

    Shane Bieber, Luis Castillo, Tyler Glasnow, Pablo Lopez, Kevin Gausman, Hyun-Jin Ryu

    Gregory Soto, Tyler Duffey, Liam Hendricks, Trevor Rosenthal, Rafael Montero, Nick Anderson

    IL: Justin Verlander

    Thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson over Grossman, Mondesi over Rosenthal

  65. dougie says:
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    New question,
    Pablo Lopez. He’s been real good, Streamonator no likey. His next start Mets at home, worth the risk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  66. chris pierce says:
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    Skubul and Mize got the call. Grabbed skubul… can’t wait

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  67. lwomack58 says:
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    With the Clevinger situation I read what you said above-he is currently on my bench in h2h points-continue to hold or move on and stream his spot. Not sure when he will be reinstated and an empty spot is points lost.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  68. Henny says:
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    Great stuff as always

    Pick 3 to start in week long 7×7 QS por favor:

    Pearson, Minor, Odorizzi, Cease, Dobnak, Kelly

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

      • Henny says:
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        Pearson @BAL, @TB
        Minor v SD, @SEA
        Cease v DET, @CHC
        Odorizzi v MIL
        Dobnak @KC

        Kelly plays Oakland and I’m not a single called organism so nvm on him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None of these are good — Odorizzi, Minor, Dobnak

  69. Fogimon says:
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    Which 3 to start;

    Conforto – (7 games) [email protected], 3vNYY – leaning towards a must-start.
    Franmil – (6 games) [email protected], 3vDET – been on FIRE, but concerned about his wrist sapping some power.
    Kyle Lew – (7 games) [email protected], 2vLAD, [email protected] – when will the shoe drop?
    Teoscar – (8 games) [email protected], 2vPHI, [email protected] – not sure about all the travel this week, rather he be at Buffalo. Puus, 2 of the 8 games will be 7 inningers.
    Calhoun – (7 games) 2vOAK, [email protected], [email protected] – on an absolute tear, and hitting leadoff, bad parks this week.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, Teoscar, Kole

      • Fogimon says:
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        Kyle Lewis on my bench really stings. I missed out on his 1st monster week of the season, and now the start of another week. Crappy

  70. Dr Sauce says:
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    My team is hurting at batting average.
    Context:
    Mondesi cratering my average … time to bench and wait for a hot steak. I’m leading my 12 team roto league in steals by 3 and ahead of 3rd by 9. Still ok for steals with him on bench.
    Acuna out this week, need to find a replacement …
    Question:
    Top 2 of the following for upcoming week:
    Piscotty ([email protected], 2 home vs Aizona, 3 home vs Angels)
    Tyler O’Neil – 9 games!!
    Hosmer – ([email protected], 2 home vs Texas, 3 home vs Houstone)
    Cano – ([email protected] Miami, 3 home vs Yankees)
    Bohm – ([email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
    Christian Walker (2 home vs Oak, [email protected], [email protected])
    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O’Neill, Hosmer

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        Quick follow up – currently have Bohm on my bench, in order to start O’Neill I would need to drop Bohm … still go O’Neill?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

        • Dr Sauce says:
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          Pitching Questions as wellnas follow up question above;
          Also, have Flaherty, Lamet, Urias locked in as starters for upcoming week. Hoping for some guidance … need 3 of the following;
          *my pitching is strong in Saves and Wins, average in ratios, hurting for K’s
          Paxton – vs TB
          Lester – vs CHW
          Odorizzi – @KC
          Rich Hill – vs Mil
          Skubul – @CHW, and lineups for a second @ CLEV
          Montgomery – vs BOS, @NYM
          Peterson – @MIA, vs NYY
          Bielak – vs Col, @ WASH
          Gonsolin – vs Sea
          Thanks again!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gonsolin, Pax, Hill

            • Dr Sauce says:
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              Thanks!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  71. uncle wighty says:
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    drop touki or kikuchi for cease? thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kikuchi

  72. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up. We’re quietly dominating this 10 team , standard 5×5 (saves), roto league.

    C: Garver
    1B: Olson
    2B: Villar
    3B: Hanser Alberto (really helpful in average)
    SS: Bogaerts
    CI: Walker
    MI: Brandon Lowe
    OF: Harper
    OF: JD Martinez
    OF: Mike Yastrzemski
    OF: Trent Grisham
    UTIL: David Peralta
    UTIL: Kyle Lewis
    Bench: Yordan Alvarez (obviously he will be starting when his knee issue clears)
    IL: Donaldson, Acuna

    SP: Darvish, Giolito. Lamet, Wheeler, Odorizzi, Heaney, Houser
    RP: Jansen, Melancon, Wick, Pressly, Romano (hoping he becomes closer)
    NA: Plesac

    1) Do I drop any batters for Bohm?

    2) Do I drop any pitchers for any of these available guys:
    -Elieser Hernandez
    -Skubal
    -Freddy Peralta
    -Marco Gonzales

    Thank you!

    • Sandman says:
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      Can we add maikel Franco to question 1. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh
      2. Romano for Skubal

      • Sandman says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. Fogimon says:
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    He may end up having a great career when its all said and done, and he is probably a better “big-league hitter” than a fantasy contributor, but for Rhysus sakes, Hoskins is one of the most frustrating players to own. Going on 2 and a half years now of waiting for a similar HR binge to his initial call up has left my holy water dry. Am I making too much of it, or is it right to question this blind faith I have in the Philly 1baseman?
    My roster has a Walker, and is he any less Christian than Rhysus himself? Thinking of making the switch, and it feels like a now or never scenario less I be relinquished to fantasy purgatory for believing in a false profit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t draft Hoskins anywhere this year, need to see some results

  74. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    My favorite Ruben Amaro Jr. tidbit was when the Phils fans dubbed him Ruin Tomorrow Jr. due his myopia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, someone mentioned above

  75. Fogimon says:
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    Any hope for Amed Rosario at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose him in most leagues

  76. dontbichetteme says:
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    Morning Grey,
    My pitching staff is pedestrian at best. I trust 3 of them. Bieber, Corbin and Snell. The back end is a mess. Stripling, Heaney and Canning. Would you outright drop any of these guys for a streamer slot? I have stashed Mize as well so will have to drop one to activate him.
    Some available SP
    P.LOPEZ
    TURNBULL
    CEASE
    GAUSMAN
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez and Gausman over Canning and Heaney

  77. Josh says:
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    You taking Verdugo or Dahl the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo

      • Josh says:
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        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  78. Ben W says:
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    Are you picking up Skubal in a 12 team mixed league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  79. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Feels good to see Franmil finally coming through on that Sleeper post in this wacky year where nothing makes sense, haha. He’s made a massive improvement vs fastballs cutting him whiff% in half and doubling his AVG against including boost to contact rate and sweetspot% with an increased LA. Its happening!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than Mercado, woof on that guy

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        haha man that dude is driving the struggle bus. May be just this crazy year and never found a rhythm.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sucks bc I think he’s still talented, but damn he sucks

          • William Hung says:
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            you can use this same line for Adalberto…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  80. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    would you do Yuli Gurriel for Ramon Laureano and Sal Pereze?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        i’m on the Yuli side by the way

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Laureano side is better

          • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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            i have hanser alberto at 3b and has not hurt me so far

            i was offered the yuli trade and was going reject it but now i’m wondering if perez is going to be out with a concussion due the eye injury.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Laureano on his own over Yuli

              • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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                thx grey

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  81. Mex says:
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    who would you drop to use as a streaming option?
    Glasnow, P. Lopez, G. Richards, Eleiser Hernandez, Hand

    • Mex says:
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      edwin diaz is also an option

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Elieser

      • Mex says:
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        Gracias…Is Glasnow close to being droppable or do we ride him out for a couple more starts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop him

  82. Rafael Kam says:
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    Here to offer Broken Pham-ate for your headline needs. Seeing people saying Mateo will slot right in. Should i make that waiver wire swap?

    • Rafael Kam says:
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      or eff steals and go with Bohm…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t imagine it’s as simple as Mateo becoming the starter, but you can try him

  83. Philip says:
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    Grey, Rio Ruiz or Isaac Paredes this year and in a dynasty? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was Paredes called up?

      • philip says:
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        Yes. They are calling up Paredes today, tomorrow, basically now, along w/ Skubal and Mize. Would you drop Ruiz for him in a dynasty league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • philip says:
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            Do you have any faith in Rio Ruiz to become anything beyond a schmotato?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not especially

              • philip says:
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                Thanks, Grey! Me neither, although he’s delivering free stuff so far in 2020. Ruiz for president!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, yup!

  84. rhodyballer says:
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    Asdrubal, Adell or Hampson to replace Pham ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  85. Jason Murray says:
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    Which two do you play this week:

    Franmil @ PIT for 3
    Eduardo Escobar vs OAK for 4
    Renato Nunez vs TOR for 4

    Thanks!

    • Jason Murray says:
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      Sorry for the double post…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo Escobar vs OAK for 4
      Renato Nunez vs TOR for 4

  86. Jason Murray says:
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    Which two do you play this week:

    Franmil @ PIT for 3
    Eduardo Escobar vs OAK for 4
    Renato Nunez vs TOR for 3 and Boston for 1

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo Escobar vs OAK for 4
      Renato Nunez vs TOR for 4

  87. William Hung says:
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    @Grey @Rudy – Does SON need an update for pitchers? I just checked and it’s still showing 8/16 values as “Live”

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      i second this question….. ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll ping Rudy

  88. rhodyballer says:
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    Danny’s Antana, Hampson or Solak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Or Lourdes Gurriel – thanks!

  89. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Good afternoon from the east coast. In a point league weekly line up, this week coming up would you drop Cano or Happ for Tommy La Stella for 2B.? I like Happ for the rest of the year, Cano seems to still be hot after his IL start- however SON loves La Stella this week by a WIDE margin the points league hitter planner for the next 7 days – like 62 overall to 217….. i could see holding on to la Stella especially with his 1b availability

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Afternoon! I just grabbed La Stella….Cano would be gone

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        You’re the man. Great minds! …. Or were both …… But nah.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, No problem

          • johnnyhobbes says:
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            and Cano dumps all over my Stella move tonight!

  90. William Hung says:
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    @Grey – I’m currently rolling Solak out there as my 3B until the Reds are cleared to play and Suarez snaps out of his funk – you see him as being a better option than Danny Santana, Rio Ruiz or Donovan Solano? I went Solak over the weekend cause of Coors… but now that they are done there, I wanted to reevaluate

    My format is the standard 5 cats with OPS, E, and Ks

    • William Hung says:
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      I forgot about Launch Angle La Stella as well…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly try Ruiz, but matchups thing

      • William Hung says:
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        I’ll stick with Solak then – i feel like you might have done a sleeper post on him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do like him

          • William Hung says:
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            I didn’t realize McNeil is back in there. he’s also available in my league – I’m tempted to stick with Solak though

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d go McNeil

  91. Game of Throws says:
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    Jairo Diaz or Sergio Romo?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I guess Romo

  92. DLev45 says:
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    Christian Vazquez or Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  93. Dan Langford says:
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    Need to add a streaming catcher this week (Austin Nola, Keibert Ruiz, or Nido)?

    Need to drop someone out of Jorge Polanco, Kyle Seaver, Votto, JD Davis. Not sure who

    Help!

    • Dan Langford says:
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      Or pickup Roberto Perez

    • scoboticus says:
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      Maldonado’s in Coors, if he’s available.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yum

  94. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    I have a bunch of questionable 2 start options this week. Can you recommend 3 from the below:

    Bassitt @Ari, v LAA
    Canning v. SF, @Oak
    Montgomery v Bos, @NYM
    Paddack @Tex, v Hou
    Skubal @CWS, @Cle

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack won’t be a 2 start starter this week, was moved back — Skubal won’t either is my guess, so that leaves 3

      • Sano Chance in Hell says:
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        Had not seen the Paddack news, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  95. 183414 says:
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    I may be wrong, and given the way this abortion of a season has played out, that wouldn’t shock me. But after losing Stanton, Verlander, Pham, and essentially Snell (sat him for his last start), I’ve been very impressed with Clint Frazier and Jesse Winker. I also think Dylan Carlson (and Tyler O’Neill) will be playing almost every day. O’Neill has been a stud, and Carlson is a legitimate 5 tool player.
    Bader is a 4th o.f., and Fowler has no power and no more speed. If I’m the Cards, and I believe Mozeliak is on board (though I’m not a fan of Shildt as of yet), their best chance of getting into the playoffs and making some noise is playing O’Neill and Carlson every day.
    I would never rank Kole Calhoun over any of these guys. I guess if you can easily drop and claim any player you want on a daily basis. sure. But even in this shortened season, with only 6 weeks left, I’d rather have hitters who don’t really hurt you in any category or 2. Don’t get the strong recommendation of Kole Calhoun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know if Reds are playing this week so that scares me from Winker…Frazier isn’t a lock for everyday ABs either…but I do like both of them

  96. Russowl says:
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    Press over workman ? Or hold
    Mize over odorizzi ,Pearson,Civale Or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope — can try Mize over Civale

  97. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft holds league

    I need to start swinging for the fences my team can’t catch a break—lost first 3 weeks–I’m 15 games back. Thoughts on my top needs/to dos? Trade one of my Aces for….?

    c-Sanchez
    1-alonso
    2-villar
    3-rendon
    ss-story
    OF-fletcher, lewis, calhoun
    util-olson, swanson
    bench- EE, Joc
    IR-Danny Santana

    SP- Lynn, Corbin, Sonny Gray, Giolito, Gonsolin, Bielak
    RP- Ottavino, Britton, Workman, Hendriks, Will Harris

    thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin for an OF bat?

      • ryanoger says:
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        Good deal—everything else seem solid though?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  98. stef says:
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    Looks like Reds are for sure playing tomorrow …

    One last Q — R Nunez or JD Davis for the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  99. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – batty call for the week. Need to keep pace with SB (esp with my Acuna on the DL) but don’t want to fall too far behind on counting stats. With that in mind, I’m trying to find room for Berti in my weekly lineup (he’s been batting 8, but Marlins have 8 games this week and last week he stole 3 SB).

    Would you sit Schoop to start Berti and make a run for more steals? Schoop has been meh of late but is hitting 4th or 2nd in 7 games @CWS and a Clev/Plesac-less @CLE.

    Also, let’s cross our fingers that Tyler O’neill makes the most of his 9 games this week hitting cleanup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, O’Neill coudl be huge this week, very excited for him!

      I’d try Berti

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        This is definitely a make or break week for O’neill. I think they’re going to let him sit in cleanup all week though to show what he can do. So far he’s been hitting the ball hard and striking out less, so fingers crossed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Assuming we don’t get to Wednesday and he’s 0-for-15

  100. Nightpandas says:
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    Worth trading for Kimbrel? Looked better last couple…think there’s a good chance he gets the 9th back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  101. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Sorry, last one for ya! Keeper league, currently in 1st, but obviously everything is in flux. Would you do any of these swaps? Any preference?

    1. My Pearson (keep for $5) for his Luis Castillo (keep for $17)?

    2. My Pearson, Schoop, $1 Kluber stash for his Castillo + Kenley Jansen?

    3. My Pearson for his Jansen

    Feels like 1 + 2 are both no brainers, 3 less clear…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with you, 1 & 2

  102. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Currently own Garver… Sean Murphy, Martin Maldonado, Austin Nola are available

    Do we hold tight or make a change. Have to be careful with streaming and really focus it on pitching because I only have 25 moves left this season. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  103. William Hung says:
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    Garver, Dr. Sean Murphy (The Good Doctor), or YOLO – (if YOLO I’m going Murphy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

      • William Hung says:
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        fangraphs had a thing about his struggles and his number 1 problem is swinging and missing at balls in the zone

        everything else about him is pretty much the same

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  104. DonnieB says:
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    Odorizzi at home with the Brewers or Javier at the Rockies? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  105. JP says:
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    I have too many hitters and need to drop one for pitching, who should I cut:

    C. Frazier, R. McMahon, Danny Santana, Sano or H. Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  106. DonnieB says:
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    My SPs are Bauer,Corbin,Gallen,D May,Odorizzi,Kelly and Javier. Any room for Skubal in that group or hold tight? It’s a 12 team keeper. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe over Javier, depends on matchups

      • DonnieB says:
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        I am able to reserve Javier this week against the Rockies but he should be good after that. Skubal just got picked up anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ok

  107. Dancin Homer says:
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    Pham to the IL sucks…& shortens my bench to just 1 bat.

    With the open spot, would you add:

    – Dominic Smith (has 1b eligibility & my only other 1B is Rizzo)
    – Clint Frazier (been killin it since back)
    – Jesse Winker (has also been killin it)
    – Skubal – worth a sport start tomorrow @ CWS?

    I also have J.A. Happ who i can drop (added as a stream last week, but has a nice matchup vs. NYM later this week)

    thanks again in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        thank you.

        would you also drop J.A. Happ or hold till after his start on 8/21 @ NYM?

        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Happ

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            got it, thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  108. Licketty Splits says:
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    I need last pitching slot for 5X5 Biweekly lineups. Out of Familia 4 games @ Mia; Eflin @ Bos; Skubal @ CWS or Ponce de [email protected] CHC. Seems a tough choice. I’d love your take on it
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skubal I guess

  109. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start two of the following. who do you like?

    y alvarez – 2 vs col, 2 @ col, 3 @ sd (sitting today with knee injury)
    k tucker – 2 vs col, 2 @ col, 3 @ sd
    c frazier – 1 vs bos, 3 vs tb, 3 @ nym
    winker – 2 @ kc, 4 @ stl

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan, Tucker

  110. Trader says:
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    Houser at Pitts or Gausman home v Angels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  111. William Hung says:
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    I’m rolling Gallegos and Miller in my SV+H league cause of all these doubleheaders – worked out today in G1 with Gallegos getting the dub and Miller with the SV

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah worked out nice today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  112. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Which OF for rest of season?

    Buxton or Dominic Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

  113. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    croenworth or bruce in NL only OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals added.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cronenworth

  114. Eddie says:
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    Would you drop aquino in a keeper league, Keep 5 currently he is not one of my keepers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, drop

  115. ryanoger says:
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    Start Bielak tonight home– vs Col?

    Thanks grey

    • The Harrow says:
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      oh yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  116. Trader says:
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    Made two trades on the weekend that I thought benefitted my team since I am last in pitching. Tough start on them with Santander doing well but what do you think moving forward?

    1. My Santander and K Seager for his Buehler and D’Arnaud. I moved Choo into my OF to plug up the Santander hole.

    2. My Dozier and May for his Karinchak and Lugo. I like Dozier but was able to grab D Smith off the wire to backfill him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds solid

      2. Meh

  117. The Harrow says:
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    drop ramos for garver in OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added. all sorts of writers around here we’re sucking each other off mere weeks ago about how happy they were to use up picks where you should be going pitchers to draft a catcher, now he got dropped in this 14 teamer.

  118. The Harrow says:
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    of course today is the first time i didn’t stream gio gonz in super deep league.

  119. William Hung says:
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    1st and 3rd 1 out – Mondesi strikes out on a curve low and inside… it hurts to watch his ABs

  120. frankgrimes says:
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    I hate F’n Closers!

  121. LaRockakis says:
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    Kyle Lewis dongerino!

  122. TarmanGotHim says:
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    La Stella, Gurriel, Chris Taylor, Kingery, Schoop ROS 2B? Kind of punted it which is ok rest of team is stacked.

    Leaning towards La Stella.

    Benched Lewis for Carlson double header. Don’t let doubleheader’s influence you, lol.

  123. Stephen Lyon says:
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    The only – and I mean the ONLY – thing that makes me OK with owning Matt Magill this night, is that I don’t own Trevor Gott as well.

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      extremely surprised to see SF going to him again when rogers (also quite horrible, just not lately) and watson had the 7th and 8th. i even dumped him in NL only (only 4 RP slots and holds added and only 10 teams) for a.miller yesterday, only spot left where i have gott is a 20 team redraft with holds/saves sold separately where since losing osuna and owners are pretty quick to grab any possible closers i had to continue holding gott. have other quite good RP and they get holds (j-hernandez, pena, karinchak, wittgren being the others for 5 spots (so i’m REALLY hoping for a hand implosion/injury). already dropped him in a 16 teamer (6 max RP slots) where saves are worth more than holds (but holds have value), and another 16 teamer too. had already found better options even before these 3 back to back to back blow ups earlier.

  124. Chris says:
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    Buy in on the Corey Seager hype train. The infallible Zack Greinke did a lot of work with the Dodgers front office and when he saw Seager play, he said “This guy is going to be great!”

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