Yesterday, Jason Vargas was traded to the Phillies. Good luck, Phillies reporters! Vargas will be the 1st player to throw batteries back at fans. “What’s with that stupid grin?” Rhys Hoskins pulls Vargas by the arm, “Hey, Vargy, that’s, uh, the Phanatic. His expression doesn’t change.”  “I’ll knock that smirk off his face!”  So, Vargas now becomes the ace of the Phillies’ staff, which means he’s a league-average starter.  I keed. A little. Aaron Nola is good, just not this year.  Since Vargas doesn’t even change divisions, his value stays pretty level, except Citizens Flank is a worse park than Metco, so there’s a slight tick down, if anything. How about this trading deadline so far?  Huh?  It’s almost as good as the Winter Hot Stove.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Enrique Hernandez – Hit the IL. Wanna know how well the Dodgers are playing? Kiké’s been hurt for a few days, but Dodgers were like, “Whatever, we’re in the playoffs, play a man down, I don’t feel like doing the paperwork.”

Jon Gray – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.88.  *turns to reflection in the mirror* Reflection, “You should never quit Gray.” *thinks* Is that an order to not quit or are you saying I shouldn’t quit Jon Gray?  Reflection? Don’t just stare at me!  Ahhh!!!

David Dahl – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .304.  It’s nice to be back in Coors.

Jordan Lyles – Traded to the Brewers for Cody Ponce.  Daniel Ponce De Leon is like, “Yo, Cody, don’t disown our De Leon side of the family.” Lyles has a 9.57 ERA over his last nine starts, so he becomes the Brewers what? Number one starter? Okay, that’s a little harsh, but his 5.36 ERA looks pretty solid in that ragtag rotation. He’s barely a streamer in most mixed leagues.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .278.  An Angels’ beat reporter said that while Cabrera was rounding the bases on his home run, Albert Pujols commented, “Who is that speed demon?”

Jaime Barria – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.28. Fun fact!  A Barria is an all-female barrio.  Also, Barria is a Streamonator call, when applicable.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, hitting .238.  I mention this on the podcast coming later today, but Calhoun or Khris Davis?  Okay, answer again after seeing Davis has only homered 11 times in this country this year.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-5 and his 18th homer, hitting .331.  FTJ! Fun the jewels fast! Fun the jewels fast!

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-3 and his 27th homer, hitting .253.  This might be the last homer Franmil hits for the Padres. Maybe, if we’re lucky, he’ll go to the Brewers so he can hit bombs and go by Franmilwaukee.

Luis Urias – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Wait, he’s not a bust after almost 100 major league at-bats?  Really?  Wow, so surprising. I thought that was the end of his career.  Looks like the Orioles’ pitching can help anyone reach their potential.

Chris Paddack – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.78, and 0.90 WHIP. At home vs. the Orioles?  Anything else would’ve been unacceptable. But how about that WHIP tho? Yummers!

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .283. Take the red pill and go back to your ordinary life. Take the “Facing Orioles’ pitching” pill and become Babe Ruth. Which do you take?

Bo Bichette – 1-for-4 as he was called up. If you were in a one-day coma or just got super drunk on Sunday and it dragged into Monday, I went over Bichette yesterday. Click on his name and you are magically transported to all mentions of him (clickbait!).

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  I won’t point out how Teoscar’s been better than Vlad Jr., because that’s just cruel (and prolly inaccurate when you consider AVG, runs and RBIs).

Cavan Biggio – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .216, and his 2nd homer in three games, but hitting around .150 in that time. The Seeds of the 2002 All-Stars will all see better days, but right now Vlad Jr., Biggio and Bichette look like them in their final years, when they were bald and hobbling.

Ken Giles – Dealing with elbow inflammation. That’s when the trade rumors are too hot!  I grabbed Daniel Hudson in every league, where I could.

Brad Keller – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.01. Streamonator hates his next start, and, since it’s against the Twins, you have to have a few marbles loose in your domepiece to start him there.

Sonny Gray – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.45. Reds jumped out to a ten-run lead and Gray cruised out to the W on the Ivictory Coast. Damn, that sounds nice. I’m currently in Palm Springs where it’s 117 degrees, and I fear if I get locked in my car, I will die. You can’t get locked in your car, right?

Jose Iglesias – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer. I wonder if it sends conflicting messages to Reds fans that they have two different Iglesiases. That’s interfaith team construction.

Josh VanMeter – 1-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .311. Not VanMeter’s biggest game in the last week, but I meant to mention him yesterday, and I got sidetracked — ooh, a birdie! He had three homers in three games from Thursday thru Saturday, and I grabbed him in one deeper league. His pedigree comes with caveats; he flamed out in Double and Triple-A in previous years. He was solid this year, though, going 14/8/.348 in 49 games in Triple-A, and I’m either grabbing or cyclops’ing, depending on league depth.

Starling Marte – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .285. Has he been discussed in trades?  Pirates should trade this guy, instead of their rando pitchers. Not that Marte is bad, but hs best days are behind him and could fetch something on the market, methinks.

Bryan Reynolds – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Harrison Bader – Was optioned to the minors. Bader’s not sure what happened, he worked all offseason with Brett Lawrie.

Max Scherzer – Hit the IL again with more back issues of Men’s Health, which is a wildly hetero magazine. Brucely, this stinks for Scherzer. Back concerns are a major liability for pitchers (as I was worried about with Clevinger in the 1st half), and this could limit Scherzer to under 30 IP in the 2nd half.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.23. Since June 19th, he has a 1.76 ERA in 51 IP. Yes, cherrypicking, but so what?

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 23rd homer, a grand slam, hitting .318.  Rendon could still get in the MVP conversation. Dot dot dot. If he hits 30 more homers, and Yelich goes 0-for-145 and Bellinger goes 1-for-132.  Math is accurate there.

Dallas Keuchel – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.86.  This is such an accurate representation of what Keuchel is I’m going to start calling a 3.86 ERA, The Dallas.  “Are you visiting Fort Worth?”  “Close, gonna be in 3.86 for a few days.”

Ketel Marte – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  If you’re as plugged in and hip as moi, you’re likely thinking the same thing as me. Marte’s really slowed down in the 2nd half. Yes and no. He only has three homers in 59 ABs (that’s not that bad), but he’s also hitting near-.370 in that time. So, we were both wrong, if you were wrong like me.  By the by, Wrong Like Me is my debut single off the I Told You Stop Following Me album.

Greg Holland – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.54.  This was one extra dagger for the people too slow to drop him when he was removed from the 9th. I was one of those people. *plays Wrong Like Me*

Carson Kelly – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 13th homer, hitting .268.  Just because I like razzing him, Buster Posey has five homers, and a worse average than Kelly.

Merrill Kelly – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.52.  Miles Mikolas you are not.  You’re not even Piles Pickolas.

Brian Anderson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .247, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I touted Garrett Cooper so many times a representative from the Cooper family rang me up to stop. That’s cool, we cool, but, in the last week or so, Anderson has been better, so I ain’t sweating you, Cooper.

Miguel Rojas – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in three games.  Whoa, whoa, WHOA, not to be confused with Woah, Noah’s brother who was like, “I got an umbrella, you bozo.” How does Rojas only have four homers total and three in three games? That doesn’t add up. I mean, literally it does, but if a guy is struggling to hit homers all year then hits three in three games, it’s a little goofy.  Think of Jarrod Dyson hitting three homers in three games.  “I can make it happen.”  Stop it, Rob Manfred!  Stop it right now.

Caleb Smith – 7 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.43. I don’t know if he’s good for *making bunny ears* “baseball” or *making bunny ears* “the sport” or whatever, but, man, I love me some Caleb Smith. Give me three Caleb Smiths, two avocado toasts and put on some Benny Mardones. (The guy in the video who opens the door is the best thing you will see all week.)

  1. Gary Z says:
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    Jordan Lyles….JORDAN LYLES??? What is the point of this trade? To say we did something at the trade deadline??? Gave up a AA arm that we could’ve packaged for anyone better. It’s hard to question Stearns since he did get us to within a game of the WS last year, but this just doesn’t make sense. We don’t have the prospects for a ground ball pitcher like Stroman, but we have to be all in after signing Cain, Yelich, Moose, and Grandal. Grrrr!!!!!
    Ok thanks for letting me vent lol

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      should’ve traded for your pitching coach back (check MIL’s last year’s pitching performances, compare them to pretty much any other season’s for MIL, then go look at CIN’s this year, and also compare those to almost all other nearby CIN seasons). jebus, w.miley even learned something from that guy. davies, chacin were also fantasy ownable during that pitching coach’s tenure. pretty much their entire bullpen last year too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, No problem… I’d trade one of their way-too-many bats for some pitching quickly

      • Gary Z says:
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        Losing Knebel for the year obviously hurt us too. I agree with you that we could dish a stick. Lovitz – good points but no coach can make this roster of pitchers better lol…oh well, we will stay tuned til Wednesday 3pm!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  2. Alex says:
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    Benny Mardones, that’s nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  3. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    What a shitty day for me besides Caleb Smith. I picked up vanmeter yesterday and had him and Puig in my lineup. The reds scored 11 runs, yesss… Wait… Puig and vanmeter went a combined 1-8 with 1 rbi. Add in story going 0-5 where the Rockies score 9 and Eduardo escobar 0-4 with the d backs scoring 6 and I’m really on fire!

    Fucking Puig looks like he’s back in his April funk. Idc how good Puig is for 2 months of the season, in a head to head league he kills you for half the season matchups, if not more. I will never draft him again no matter how far he falls… Fast forward to my 2020 draft… (Me thinking to myself in round 9) “How is Puig still available???”

    • Ivanmakebasket says:
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      Puigs last 15 games he’s hitting 218 with 1 hr. The 15 games before that he was hitting like 400 with 6 homers.

      I’m about to cut him i can’t afford puig going dark on me right now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I remember at the 2nd half rankings people complaining Puig wasn’t included

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig goes so ice cold for extended periods it’s crazy

  4. Mike says:
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    Drop senzel for Calhoun?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m still holding out hope for Senzel even though he -may not know which direction is up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, different things, if you need power, sure

  5. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Assuming Sano’s hand injury is minor, please rate: Braun; Sano; Kingery.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kingery, Sano, Braun for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. Jon says:
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    QS League in 1st going for the win. Thinking Wheeler is a good get if hes traded.

    German Marquez or Zach Wheeler?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends how badly you need innings. Wheeler for me in H2H, might go Marquez if it’s daily roto but really hurts having to bench Marquez at home….

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  7. howtathor says:
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    Grey, do you think the Kike injury will help the Lux situation? Can’t just have a bagel at 2B!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Seems like not til September for Lux unfortunately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dodgers said Lux isn’t coming up

  8. Cable says:
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    h/h points …redraft

    ROS…pick one. A Judge or R Hoskins

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Judge

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Judge for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  9. Arod’s Frost says:
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    Start Gallen vs. Minny?

    Also For rest of the season production please rank: Urias, Bichette, Odor or VanMeter

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Gallen

      Bo, Odor

      • William Hung says:
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        Are you starting Gallen in the same vein as how if you owned Archer you’d start Archer? I’m thinking of streaming Gallen today, but Minny is scary

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m actually starting Gallen in a league

  10. In a keep forever format (6×6 ops), would you trade correa, kepler, and luis robert to get lindor plus a throw-in to help in the stretch run? If thats too much what about correa plus berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This could come back to haunt you as soon as next year, but if you can win, you go for the win

  11. galica says:
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    Grey!

    Great job, man. Loved it!

    a. Nice to see your boys doing well – Sonny and Jon! Again they pitch on the same day, weird science!

    b. Gonna hang on to VanMeter for a while, see what’s up.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for July 30

    Keep ’em Flying, 1941

    [Abbott and Costello get into more shenanigans looking for Jinx on the base. Trying to find him they volunteer (once again) to join, this time the air force.]

    Abbott: Hey, Heathcliff, there’s Jinx now! Don’t you wish you could fly a plane like him?

    Costello: Not me. I wanna stay on the terra firma. And the firma the terra, the terra I’m gonna firma.

    Lou, mansplaining it for y’all.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Weird science, indeed!

      C. Nice!

  12. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk (non) alert***

    Don’t appear to be bulk guys, with Eshelman announced as a starter today.

    Have Ryu and Bumgarner pitching in Coors this week. I’m guessing I’ve got to sit them and try to ride the SON to respectability?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sit em

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with DT

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    I remember liking the song as a teen; never saw the video before. Always envisioned some 19 year pining over a slightly younger girl. This is just creepy….. I’d be interested to know how many Persian rug kissing takes Benny insisted on. Listen to Tommy Chong and leave her alone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, it’s so creepy

  14. Gary Strasberg says:
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    Thanks for that video! That guy has the gimp in his basement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  15. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    10 days to work on this team below (trade deadline), any guys you’d be trying to sell off ?

    I’m a little weak on pitching and have 1 or 2 too many bench bats but not much out there. Available Waiver guys below if you think anyone is worth swapping out

    Waiver wire

    HIT – R. Nunez, A. Santander, R. McMahon, K. Calhoun, J. Smoak, S. Kingery, G. Cooper, D. Santana, D. Fletcher, J. Soler, K. Schwarber, F. Galvis, B. Dozier, A. Simmons, G. Urshela,

    PIT – S. Matz, J. Vargas, R. Yarnbrough, B. Keller, T. Roark, A. DeSclafani, C. Anderson, G. Sparkman, J. Junis, C. Bassit, D. Duffy, H. Bailey, J. Chacin,, R. Hill (60-DL)

    RP – I. Kennedy, S. Greene, B. Treinen, L. Jackson, G. Holland, H. Robles, S. Kelley

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – A. Rizzo
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – C. Santana
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – P. Goldschmidt
    MI – T. Turner
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Yelich
    RF – C. Blackmon
    Util – E. Suarez
    BN – D. Santana
    BN – H. Dozier
    BN – L. Urias

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP) DTD
    P – Z. Gallen
    BN – D. Lamet
    BN – D. Cease
    BN – B. Mckay (NA)
    DL – C. Kluber (60-DL)
    DL – A. Heaney (10-DL)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t trade two bats for one pitcher? Eugenio/Dozier for Bieber? Something like that gives you ability to move guys around

      Matz over Urias since bench bat

      • MarvPesos

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        Yeah I’ve tried and literally those two guys (Dozier/Suarez) but no one wants them. Most teams that aren’t going to make playoffs aren’t paying much attention anymore and the ones on the fence all think they can make it and don’t want to trade anything, really weird year (not much trading at all in our league -> to which I think is half the fun of fantasy).
        One of the guys out of playoffs has said I could grab PLesic & G. Marquez off him but would need to throw something fair back and possibly picks. Are they worth acquiring ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bleh, not great trade targets, but I guess depends how much you have give

  16. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team Saves+Holds 5×5 roto.

    I am doing well in ERA and WHIP so I do not want to hurt those categories but I’m chasing Saves+Holds so I picked these guys for my shortlist.

    I own Hand and Hendriks. Do I keep both? I assume so…

    Give me a couple of more names from this list that you like, if any…

    S.Dyson, A.Miller, A.Cimber, Lorenzen, Y.Lopez, Lugo, and Kolarek.

    • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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      …and D.Hudson is available, too.

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        …and Familia, Soria, Givens, Garrett, O.Drake, C.Martin, Poche, and Joe Jimenez who all have favorable ROS stats on Razzball Steamer.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like Martin, Garrett, Dyson, Miller, Jimenez. Garrett is tops if you don’t need saves specifically.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would hold Hand (hehe) and Liam tho

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Ha! Thanks, guys.

        Martin has had some back issues (“tall people problems”) and hasn’t pitched so I put in a waiver claim on Garrett. We’ll see… I could see him getting me a ton of Holds if he goes to the Dodgers or some contender.

        It is a Saves+Holds league so Andrew Miller intrigues me, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem — Martin’s sound minor, but I don’t know

          • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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            AFTER seeing Amir Garrett try to take on the entire Pirates team in a fight, I decided to clear out my waiver claim.

            But I do have more respect for the dude.

  17. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Good morning, odd question but if Wheeler gets traded would he miss a start this week? I have Uriquidy vs Cle on the bench. As always, thanks!!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Guessing he’d probably still make a start but just guessing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be pushed back if traded, needs a day for travel and get into rotation

  18. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Nola’s July looked pretty good to me he seams to have the curveball back.

    What did the phillies give for vargas just cash considerations? He is a like a slower Jamie Moyer with less personality.

    • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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      Double-A catcher Austin Bossart

      Bossart, 26, slashed .195/.303/.335 with seven doubles, seven home runs and 28 RBIs with Reading. The Phillies selected him in the 14th round of the 2015 Draft out of the University of Pennsylvania.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks they did’nt give up much ……….vargas willl at least burn some innnings

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s just to eat some IP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What Kruk said

  19. Will says:
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    Drop Holland for Treinen (on the wire in my league)?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Yes

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  20. Lion O says:
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    I give Kingery for Gallen in a keep forever league?

    • Tim Anderson Project says:
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      Fair, all depends on how team is built and team needs.

      • Lion O says:
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        I need pitching bad and am deep at mi. I just have nightmares about trading bats for arms.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sounds like a good fit, it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Sean says:
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    I was finally able to swing a trade for a pitcher in my league. Gave up my Sunday Santana for his Stroman. How’d I do?

    Take a chance on Smyly vs the Giants today or hold the move for later this week? 12T H2H League

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Eh I prefer Santana but a lot of people are very bullish on Stroman in NY. We’ll see…

      I’d save that move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. El Famous Burrito says:
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    I’m worried that Scherzer has entered the Chronic Back Problems phase of a man’s life.

    That treehouse may never get built.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m worried too

  23. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Great video, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  24. Chucky says:
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    Drop Lucchesi, Gallen or Beede for Canning? ROS

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Not Gallen or Lucchesi. Beede and Canning are kind of a coin flip, I’d probably just hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Beede since this week’s matchups are bad, but they’re all streamers

  25. 3mango says:
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    Current IL: Sanchez, Gallo, Stanton, Mondesi, Shawn Kelly.
    I Need room, Only have 2 IL spots rest are taking up bench spots.

    (currently have: sanchez, Freeman, Hiura, Donaldson, Bogaerts, Moncada, Kingery, Betts, Grichuk, Kepler, Winker, Mercado, Bo Bichette, Gallo, Chavis, Urias, Stantaon, Mondesi)

    Cut Gallo? he is pretty much not going to help anymore right?
    Cut GionCarwreck? (That was a GREAT draft pick… dfhskalfg…sorry, passed out on keyboard)
    Give Grichek the boot?
    mainly looking to make room to pick up SP/RP to help those ratios. 10 team roto.
    Thoughts?

    • 3mango says:
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      Sorry—Not a keeper/Dynasty

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Kelley and Grichuk first. Chavis probably expendable too, then Gallo if you need the spot.

      • 3mango says:
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        Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H DYNASTY keeper LEAGUE

    Start Gallen vs Min tonight?

    Thankyou

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    nabbed cano in 12 team 5×5 (mondesi out, albeit it sounds like he might actually be back this year, even though about 6/7ths of places i looked for dislocated shoulders say he won’t), drop for dozier or asscab, both doing well lately. dozier even has some steals)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  28. Chad Bowling says:
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    Jose Martinez or Christian Walker at 1B for ROS roto league?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Walker

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with MP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  29. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    ROS question for 14-team OBP 5×5 roto
    Who are the top 3 in this list?

    Inciarte, T.O’Neill, Cooper, B.Anderson, Profar, Canha, Sandoval, A.Dickerson, Duvall, and Happ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Cooper, Ender,

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Where did you get creppy Benny from..is he even a guy, hard to tell from some angles..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  31. Robert says:
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    Grey- Make sure you eat at Las Casulas, the original location downtown. Best Mexican restaurant around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, man! Appreciate the recommendation!

  32. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Should I drop Newman for any of the following: Cano, McMahon, or Odor? And how do you rank these three (in case I package Newman in a 2-for-1)?

    5×5, h2h, 12-team redraft
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Rizzo; 2B – Newman; 3B – Suarez; SS – Trea; OF – Alvarez, Pollock, Springer; UTIL – Voit; Bench – Conforto (I rotate OF/UTIL based on matchups); DL – Stanton
    SP – Anibal, Caleb, Castillo, Gallen, Lynn, Pineda, Reynaldo, Stroman
    RP – C-Mart, Hendricks, Robles, Vazquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McMahon at home, Odor elsewhere

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        I follow the Highlander rule for 2B and SS – There can be only one! (On my roster). I often find it hard to justify carrying two.

        I just counted and 30 of the Rockies’ remaining 55 games are at home. So McMahon it is.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  33. Branta says:
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    Quick one: SVHD league Yoan Lopez or Daniel Hudson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually…I might go Lopez… Pretty close… Prolly tossup

  34. toolshed says:
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    Willie Calhoun or inciarte ros? Obp league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  35. surfer dude says:
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    Hi, h2h pts for ROS:

    1) pls drop 2 – Gallen, Miley, Lynn, S.Gray

    2) pls drop 1 – Dahl, Laureano, Sano, L.Gurriel

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hmmm…Gallen, Miley 2. Sano

  36. jose says:
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    Drop Jimenez for Dannys Antana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  37. Cheez Whit says:
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    Who gets more saves ROS Eovaldi or Chris Coldplay Martin? Need to drop one for a SP.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Lmaooo I love it – Chris Coldplay Martin HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coldplay

  38. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How would you rank each of these pitchers for ROS as I look to trade for one – Flaherty, Stroman, Caleb Smith, Lynn. My guess is I ranked them.

    Right now I have been offered Stroman for my Riley and Mancini. As of now, Mancini, Puig, Dahl, and Rilely have filled two of my Utility spots and my two bench spots, rotating them regularly. That would basically mean I am left with Puig and Dahl as everyday starters with no bench. Any thoughts on this deal? I lost Woodruff and Snell but still have solid SP rotation of Cole, paddack, Marquez, Plesac, Pineda. Thanks as awlays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them, all close tho — I’d take Stroman and run

  39. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: better keeper for 2020? Voit in 8th, Senzel in 21st or Caleb in 24th?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith, but might matter who else you’re keeping

      • Herschel says:
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        It’s a small keeper league. I’ve got Acuna in the 5th and Vlad in the 25th.

  40. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    YES grey!!! I appreciate the Caleb Smith love. I’ve been cyclopsing him since last year and intermittently watching his starts this year. I picked him up as the first stream of the year and have been riding him since. He’s super fun to watch as a lefty with a similar slider to sale or Boyd. He actually has very similar stuff to Boyd maybe another reason I like him being a Tigers fan.

    On another note, Benny Mardosa just LOOKS like a guy that would be singing about loving 16 year olds and that door guy was so unexpected lmaoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, the door guy!

      Agreed on Smith, good comparison

  41. BAC says:
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    12 team 5×5 OBP.

    Drop Gurriel Jr. for Bichette? He was awesome but has gone cold and I’m trying to figure out if I should ride out the cold streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      2/5, 3/6 with 2 runs in both games isn’t that cold. I still like Lourdes a lot the rest of the year. Ya can’t drop my mans!

  42. SephMeier says:
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    So Benny gets told no and that she’s a minor by a character that looks like Murray Bauman from Stranger Things, but Benny is relentless and calls then shows up and says check out my rape rug. It works and they fly away, maybe she did understand what love is at 16? They sure don’t make music videos like they used to!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good info! Thanks!

  43. ChrisL says:
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    M Rojas
    A Gordon
    Santander

    Rest of season?

    Also thoughts on speculative sneaky adds for prospects going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santander

      Sean Murphy, Dustin May

  44. Roared when I read Piles Pickolas! Thanks for the pick me up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  45. The Great Knoche says:
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    Anybody else having issues getting into Fantrax today for RCLs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just tried and opened my team

  46. rafi says:
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    Drop Pence, Avisail or Verdugo to stream Lamet today?

    Verdugo in Coors rn. Pence stats and peripherals have been poop since injury return.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  47. JC says:
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    Love it that another commenter asked the same question on Kole v Senzel. It was not me! LOL. Typical Kole with 3 strikeouts and a homer. Will go 2-18 with two homers this week :/)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  48. knucks says:
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    Rather own Eloy or Eddie Rosario?

    12 Team 5×5 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  49. Jc says:
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    Just traded for Charlie Morton, my pitching is a disaster. His 1st start for me is tonight in Boston. Pitch or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta pitch him everywhere

      • Jc says:
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        Figured. But just afraid!
        Thx

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. William Hung says:
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    My biggest rival in my league picked up Seth Lugo this morning – now I’m hoping either the Mets demands are so high for Edwin they end up holding or Lugo gets traded

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m hoping Lugo is the Mets closer, so competing interests!

      • William Hung says:
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        I hope the Mets go full Mets and roll with Gsellman or Familia

        • William Hung says:
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          or they bring back Armando Benitez

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nooooo!

  51. joey says:
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    do u pick up for next year NL only 5×5?

    waters, pache, keiboom

  52. Chucky says:
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    Points league, pitching matters ( as do most points leagues): Bellinger or Bauer/Chavis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody

  53. Justin Ralph says:
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    Scherzer, Moustakas and Kingery for Rendon, Starling Marte and Clevinger? Which side? It is a keeper league with a limit of five keepers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  54. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    SON is loving:

    1. Yu Darvish @ STL ($14.7)
    2. Zac Gallen home vs. MIN ($10.6)
    3. Dinelson Lamet home vs. BAL ($29.9)

    Start all three, some, or none? I own Darvish outright and grabbed Gallen/Lamet per son. Should I own both in a 12 team h2h points league, or just keep on streaming?

    Is Liam Hendriks droppable to grab Daniel Hudson with his recent blow ups, or HODL?

    Much appreciated, looking to go 4/4 on some ‘ships this season, lets get ’em!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all 3

      No, HODL Liam

      Get em!

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        “Effff teeee jaayyyy. You know I….getgetgetgetgetget GET IT! Get get get get get get get get GET SHIPS!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  55. rhodyballer says:
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    Matz, Cease, Plesac, ReyLo – right order for a 5×5 roto?

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Or all matchup plays?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Plesac, ReyLo, matchups, yes

  56. Travis Hafner says:
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    1.) I waivered Bo Bichette in my deep 10 team 5×5. Problem is, I already have 3 unbenchable SS (Bogartes, Trea, Story). Trade market hasn’t been desirable for any of them. Is Bo a must hold? I could use the roster spot for plenty of other stuff, but don’t wanna cut and regret. Trade market not intrigued by Bichette either.

    2.) Are you worried about Sale? Selling manager is looking to offload him for like a 3rd and 6th round pick next year, but he’s been so volatile, I’m hesitant to even try (his price may be way below what he wants). Tricky situation.

    3.) Should I try to sell Khris Davis name? He’s been so bad (albeit I think he’s playing hurt) and I wonder if it’s sell low time to get a hot bat. I have him in 3 leagues and he’s done nothing but ride pine for the last few weeks.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, you don’t need him

      2. Yes, worried, but I’d take him for 2 picks

      3. Yes

  57. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning,

    I can’t seem to have anything nice when it comes to closers; they either blow up, get injured, or both it seems.

    Below is my current roster (12-team H2H, 6X6 league); would you drop anyone for Hudson?

    Current Roster:
    c: Realmuto
    1b: Alonso
    2b: Hiura
    3b: Machado
    ss: Bogaerts
    if: Rizzo
    of: Trout, Y. Alvarez, Mercado
    utl: Ohtani
    bn: H. Dozier, Kingery, K. Calhoun
    DL: Gallo, D. Gordon

    sp: Clevinger, Nola, Kershaw, Lucchesi, Caleb Smith, Paddack, Gallen
    rp: Giles, Hendricks, L. Jackson, Treinen, C. Martin
    DL: Woodruff*

    *max of 3 players on DL

    As always, I appreciate the time you always take to answer my questions as well as everyone else’s!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Treinen

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tho, do you really need Calhoun?

        • Dancin Homer says:
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          funny you mention him; i added him last week as a batty call, but then he’s gone and knocked like 3HR’s (1 last night) & 8 RBI’s in the last 7 days.

          He would have been the obvious choice to drop, but this last week has given me pause.

          Thoughts?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Can’t drop him right now

            • Dancin Homer says:
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              figured you’d say that; I’ll hold/ shop Calhoun for now then.

              I might “hold” treinen to see how this whole TOR closer situation gets figured out then…although I just read that Giles won’t pitch again prior to the trade deadline

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Giles sounds done for a while

                • Dancin Homer says:
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                  way to put a pin in my optimism balloon…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    My b

  58. Matty says:
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    I was poring over the waiver wire in my 12 team ESPN OPS/ QS H2H dynasty and saw Renato Nunez.
    First thought- these must be minor league stats, and even with those the O’s should call him up
    Then- wow, these are for reals, I read Razzball every day, why didn’t they mention him
    Last- I guess Grey suggested picking up him after twenty of his twenty five home runs and I’m too much of a dolt to pay attention to names I don’t recognize.

    I’m in the wildcard spot in the aforementioned league and I currently have Hosmer at 1B. Do you prefer the unsung Nunez for the rest of the season and the future? The other potential drops would be Winker who’s been cycling in and out of my UTIL slot, or Cavan Biggio who alternates at 2B with Howie Kendrick, but I like the future potential on those guys at lot more than Hosmer.
    Thoughts?

    Thanks for all your writeups even if we ignore most of what you say.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve mentioned Nunez a few times, though maybe not enough

      I’d lose Kendrick or Winker for Nunez

      • Matty says:
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        He’s owned in 92% of RCLs. Looks like some folks got the message.
        I’ll probably see how my guys play from now until Sunday and let recency bias decide which of them gets dropped.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thankfully!

  59. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Kinda a slow day at the office huh, Grey?
    Couple questions just to shoot the shit…

    Who do you think biggest contending winner of trade deadline is? My guess is Twins if they bolster their bullpen and add a quality starter. This trade deadline, like you said, feels like the dullest of the last few years.

    Still hoping the tigers could land a huge prospect for Boyd. I mean his strikeout numbers are amazing and after a bit of grooming (like the Astros do a great job of) a team could get him to lower that HR issue. I just think the Tigers can’t do it because they are so inept at developing guys. It’s pretty frustrating. Literally have like 12 wins since April and we extend Avila before the deadline. Makes a ton of sense. *does a full extend jump out third story window*

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Oh also – been meaning to ask you, someone dropped meadows in my league. I really want him but probably don’t have a spot. I love Danny Santana and have been starting him over conforto. My only bench bats are sano and conforto. Then on the pitching side I have raisel and c mart as my closers so can’t drop one of them I feel like. My worst pitchers are Quintana and desclafani and gallen but pitching is scarce and kinda don’t want to drop any of them. Would you just let meadows go or try to get him? I could use him still as I’m 2nd in my league and trying to make a push for my fresh water vessel (‘ship).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Try to get him

        • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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          Who do I let go? I really don’t know. I streamed lamet today but was gonna get Matz tomorrow with his spot. Desclafani I guess but if you go into his splits he’s pitching great as of late. Then Quintana, raisel and that’s about it :/ I like sano too much to let him go right now. Conforto can still get hot.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, Disco

            • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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              Well fuck someone picked him up at 1:29 and I went to get him at 1:31. Guess that solves that lollll

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha, oh well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brewers need to add an arm, maybe they trade a big bat?

      Don’t see why you don’t want Boyd on the Tigers, hard to find young SPs

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        I looooooove Boyd don’t get me wrong. But we are out 5 years AT LEAST for competing for anything. We would have to extend Boyd by then and in Detroit we are scared by long term contracts lately lol. Cabby VMart etc I do see what you’re saying but I’m okay with letting him go *for the right price* is the kicker

        • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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          Scarred* lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s fair, but AL Central can change in a hurry… Tigers do a massive hitting revamp tho

          • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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            I agree with AL central. REEEEEEALLY massive. It speaks volumes when B Dix is your leading HR guy. We have abs no one to hit but manning Faedo mize Tarik skubal (where only skubal is a lefty) coming up in the next 2-3years. I think that’s their rationale for letting Boyd go.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The pitchign could be great as soon as next year, hate to seen a continuous rebuild selling Boyd

  60. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, very shallow 10-team mixed league where you are not chasing Wins or Ks, but just need solid starts that wont kill your ratios, would you have any confidence starting any of the following streamers today?
    – Darvish at STL (SON $15)
    – Gallen vs MIN ($12.3)
    – Reynaldo vs NYM (-8.7)

    Question 2, same league and looking ahead at more streamers this week, can you please rank these guys for me in terms of just their next start?
    – Miley vs SEA $16.5
    – Gibson vs KC $18
    – Asher Woj vs TOR $0.4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Yu and Gallen

      2. I agree SON’s ranking, but like all 3

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Q1: I feel like any of those starts could hurt your ratios, but I like a coin flip between gallen and Darvish. Miami is a friendly park to pitch in. Still might go Darvish.
      Q2: you ranked em I think

  61. Skeezix says:
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    Good timing on the Ketel Marte note. I’ve got a chance to trade for him or Springer, but it would cost me Buehler or Bieber. We only get to keep two pitchers into next year, and I will have to choose between those two, Kluber and Severino, so I’m obviously a bit worried about trading one of the two healthy ones. Would you trade one of them for Marte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Both are fair for either guy. Totally dependent on your needs. I’d trade Buehler, but im just assuming they stop pitching him to get him to 200 IP by the time playoffs are done. I’d prolly go marte since springer has a tendency to be super hot or cold and was cold at end of season last year

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        I’d keep Bieber tbh tho

  62. Pops says:
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    Best start this week

    Duffy @ MIN
    Kelly vs WSH
    C Anderson @ OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Anderson

  63. Pops says:
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    Best start this week

    Duffy @ MIN
    Kelly vs WSH
    C Anderson @ OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Anderson

  64. ichirosan says:
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    Hi Grey,

    turns out they did start asking for Correa right after I traded for him, lol

    16-man dynasty H2H, got offered Kris Bryant, Walker Buehler and Braxton Garrett, with me giving up Carlos Correa and Yoan Moncada. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent to me

  65. BigBun says:
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    In a 12-team OBP dynasty league there is this trade offer:
    Laueano (can be signed til 2023) + 6th round pick this year for Bieber (signed til 2021)

    I love Laureano but the Bieber side wins, right?

  66. Bax says:
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    Are you streaming Lamet today?

    • knucks says:
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      I am

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  67. bobbo says:
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    12 team team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Who would you sit tonight?
    $6.4 Moustakas @ OAK Bassitt
    $8.4 E Rosario @ MIA Gallen
    $16.5 Meadows @ BOS Price
    $18.5 Pham @ BOS Price

    Hittertron obviously says sit Moustakas but wanted to see what you thought. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  68. Slimcompoop says:
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    Benny Mardones…ruining everyone’s Youtube mixes since December of 2011!

    Your Yacht Rock song of the day is “Key Largo” by Bertie Higgins. Normally in my “yachting” research I only analyze the song itself, but the corresponding video really ties up some loose ends for me as to just what Bertie is implying by his lyrics (e.g., the woman in the video is about 15-to-20 years younger than Bertie and there’s a weird hair smelling situation going on at the 2:55 mark). Anythehoo, go top off your Franzia and grab one of Aunt Connie’s Virginia Slims and let’s go sailing…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru2tsT32pHA&list=RDRu2tsT32pHA&start_radio=1

    (1) I’ve never been to Florida, nor do I ever want to. What I’ve heard is that there is alligators, Waffle Houses, and bat-shizz crazy people wandering the marsh. All that aside, Key Largo is where Bertie wants to sail away with his mid-20’s mistress (MTM). I mean that last sentence alone checks the inappropriate/non-politically correct lyric(s) criteria, but I’m going to dive deeper. The beginning lyrics of the song are “Wrapped around each other, trying to hard to stay warm”. Where are we? You’re in Florida dooode. Later in the verse we have the line “Falling in love so desperately”. Ew, Bertie. Later on we get a Casablanca reference with “here’s looking at you kid”, which if I was a 20-something year old dating someone 15-to-20 years older than me, calling me “kid” is weird and gross. Ew, Bertie.

    (2) There’s only two relationships going on in “Key Largo”. The obvious one is what’s going on between Bertie and his MTM. From the lyrics you can pick up that things have gone sour between the two and Bertie just wants things to go back to the way they were. “Cause I still love you still, Baby this can’t be the end.” If you watch the video (a classic by the way…the beginning with the cigarette HAHA) you can tell that MTM is like “I kind of thought you were cool cause you had a beard and a boat, but that’s like, changed.” So there’s that. Then you have Bertie obsessed with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall’s affair, and subsequent marriage (Bogart’s 4th mind you). I’ve never seen the movie “Key Largo” starring both, but I’m going to assume that he’s trying to live the movie in real life. If I’m MTM watching old movies with Bertie and then realizing that they’re playing out in our affair, I’m jumping ship and swimming for shore.

    (3) This song totally needs and instrumental solo, but alas we don’t get one with “Key Largo” just a weird female voice at the end that sounds like she’s a teenager.

    (4) You’d think we get some chimes, conch shell, or some weird crap but we don’t. Bertie plays by the book.

    (5) The maritime reference is as obvious as it gets, plus half of the video is the same shot of Bertie’s damn boat.

    3/5 yachts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is one of the best! I will put this song on repeat for an hour now… Cannot get enough of Bertie… I think Bertie seems like a totally cool guy who I would’ve liked to hang out with, and his girl seems like a prisoner who has grown to love her captor

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        A lil bit of Stockholm Syndrome? Good call. Hanging out with Bertie? I don’t know man. The dude seems a bit delusional to me. I’d prolly hang out on his boat though, definitely not going to be his friend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally, this single was released as “Stockholm Syndrome” in European markets

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            Haha!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I love the first 25 seconds of the video. He’s just smoking a Pall Mall staring off into the horizon, and then it’s like “Oh, it’s video time. I didn’t know you were standing there.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, it’s like, “Bertie, we called action.” “Showtime,” then he waited another 15 seconds.

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            Yes!…and more yes. Did you see the hair smelling incident? So creepy and yachty.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He went full yacht

  69. knucks says:
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    David Phelps to the Cubs. Well there goes my “Phelps could close for the Sploo Jays” fantasy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  70. knucks says:
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    Someone dropped LoCain and he is on waivers right now. Thinking about making a claim for him, dropping Ender. I know we like Ender right now and we have been off LoCain. Should I not be adding him?

    12 Team 5×5 Roto with extra bench spots, so the player pool is usually very weak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Cain

  71. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. current staff is clev, caleb, marquez, flaherty, gibson, pineda, gallen and lucchesi. was offered boyd for my voit. i have voit slotted at dh and could replace him with conforto or sano. pull the trigger or is my staff enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  72. JB says:
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    If you can keep either Corbin or Bauer for the next 3 years (same price), who would you choose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  73. Travis Hafner says:
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    Start CMorton in a 12 team 6×6 QS? @BOS (-10.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  74. Trader says:
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    1. My Paddack, Eloy and Lugo for his Buelher and Domingo Santana?

    2. My Paddack, Eloy, and Segura for his Buehler and Eugenio?

    3. My Paddack, Eloy and Moose for his Buehker and Eugenio?

    Which side on each. Please rank. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker in all… 1, 2, 3

      • Trader says:
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        Cool. Trying to protect against a Paddack shutdown- although Dodgers might skip some of Walker’s starts. H2h league with September playoffs.

        • Trader says:
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          Well, he pulled Eugenio and replaced with my choice of Domingo or Donaldson. The Bot says go Donaldson. You?

          • bigbear says:
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            My $0.02 +/- = Donaldson for me.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I want Domingo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Walker will prolly be skipped

  75. Steve says:
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    Do you like Tim Anderson over Domingo S or Meadows for UTIL in a 10T 5×5 daily?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Meadows

  76. Hepcat13 says:
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    Greyt Write up!

    That video had me dying-I have already shared it everywhere.

    Judge or Benintendi ROS in Yahoo Roto 12 team 5×5

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

      Judge, but could go either way

  77. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I realize I should not be carrying 3 bench bats in a 10-team H2H, but my guys are good and I can’t seem to get any trades going.

    1) Need to lose 1 of the below to activate Tim Anderson.

    C: Alfaro
    1B: Murphy
    2B: Hiura
    3B: Bregman
    SS: Edu Escobar
    IF: Vladito
    OF: Tildaddy, Bryce, Laureano
    UTL: J. Polanco, Mercado
    BN: Voit, Meadows, Domingod

    SP: Verlander, Morton, Clevinger, Wheeler, D. German, Lynn, Gallen
    RP (bleh): Jackson, Hendriks, Pagan

    I would guess Voit would be the guy to go but, on one hand, he’s my only backup 1B. On the other hand I don’t need to worry about a backup 1B unless something actually happens to my starting 1B. On a third hand, Voit has hit cleanup the last three days in a row. On a fourth hand, who am I, Ganesha?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Mercado

  78. Big Ticket says:
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    For dynasty standard roto, how do you rank … Strasburg, Flaherty, Paddock, Bieber? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras, Bieber, Paddack

  79. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Mitch Garver and Eddie Rosario for Patrick Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  80. Rob says:
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    6×6 Roto Dynasty (OPS and QS the extra categories) Trade my Mad Bum for his Corey Seager???

    SS is a weak spot for me as all I have is Fletcher and Simmons with Kieboom waiting in the wings…I did pick up Danny Santana but it looks like he won’t maintain SS eligibility…

    My starting pitching staff besides Mad Bum is Kershaw, Greinke, Price, Maeda, Chirinos, Hamels, Arrieta, A. Wood, Gio G. with Gore, Whitley and Honeywell in the minors…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager’s the worst

  81. DonnieB says:
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    Would you want Votto,Myers or Margot over Aaron Hicks or Hunter Dozier?

    For next year would you rather Will Smith at $10 or Alfaro at $1?

    Thank you Mr. GREY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      Smith

  82. Weird Fishes says:
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    NL-only, h2h — I’m looking to acquire the best overall 5-category bat for the playoffs (ending September 8). How do you rank Turner, Arenado, Bellinger, Rizzo, Marte, Soto? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody, Arenado, Soto, Turner, Rizzo

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  83. Curious George says:
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    Are you at all intrigued by Danny Salazar and what he has been doing in his rehab? Or are you too concerned about the Indians protecting him/using him in the bullpen to even consider stashing him? Figured now is the time to stash if i am going to since he won’t be IL eligible too much longer. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am intrigued, but I don’t own him — I might stash him tho

      • Curious George says:
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        Sweet. Gonna let it ride a few days – no one is interested in trading for my trade bait bichette (keepable in the 24th round of our keep 2 league, but I have zero use for him). If I can’t find a suitor by weeks end I’ll swap out for Salazar.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should own Bichette

          • Curious George says:
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            My other keeper options are acuna in the 6th, Vlad in the 22nd, Soto in the 21st, tatis in the 24th, hiura in the 24th, buehler in the 22nd, McKay in the 24th and Trevor Bauer in the 13th.

            Current SS options: machado, tatis, Bregman, mondesi.
            Utl jammed up with Vlad (arenado at 3b)

            If i win the league I get a third keeper but I don’t think bichette cracks my current line up or my top 3 keepers…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, you’re right, Bichette isn’t a keeper for you

              • Curious George says:
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                Was surprised that I can’t convince anyone else in the league of his value. Tried to package him with Mercado and/or sonny gray and/or McKay for an outfield upgrade or RP upgrade and no one would bite.

                Looks like the Indians are starting him TOMORROW! You think I should hold bichette and try to find a suitor or just dump and get Salazar while I can still stash?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  They prolly know you can’t keep him anyway, so why trade?

                • Curious George says:
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                  What OF or RP do you think would be fair for my offer?(Any 3 of bichette, s gray, Mercado, and McKay all keepable in the 24th round – keepers based on previous draft round with 2 round yearly increase)

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Who are you trying to get?

                    • Curious George says:
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                      I looked into kris Bryant, Blackmon, and Aroldis Chapman (All not worth keeping). Obviously aiming high but I figure it doesn’t hurt to try.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d sent them all for Blackmon or Bryant

                    • Curious George says:
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                      Couldn’t even pry Edwin Diaz loose

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not surprising, you’re not giving enough

  84. Drew says:
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    Braun, Thames, or Smoak as a UTL in a 16-team OPS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Braun

      • Drew says:
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        Ya, I hear ya.
        Got Newman there now, wondering if I hold or make a switch. Could also stream the spot, with Teoscar, Tauchman, or Yastrzemski

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stream it up

          • Drew says:
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            Thanks!

  85. Cutz says:
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    Bench one

    Eloy vs NYM (Thor)
    Dannys Antana vs Sea (Leake)
    Domingod @ Tex (Jurado)
    Laureano vs Mil (Hauser)
    Hiura @ Oak (Bassit)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

  86. Gotime says:
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    H2H weekly you dropping any of Eovaldi FPeralta to spec add Salazar?
    Also drop which bat to get Tim Anderson off the IL Pollock or Mercado

  87. The Great Knoche says:
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    Tim ANDERSON back off DL. Let’s ease him into action and hit him in the 7 hole. Come on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unfortch, I think he’s been a 7 hole hitter a bunch this year

  88. m0se says:
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    blackmon or morton ROS? 5×5 obp, slg, qs league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  89. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    When Swanson returns from DL this weekend. Drop Odor for Swanson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  90. Gary C says:
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    10 Team H2H points
    ROS Catcher:

    D’Arnaud or Vasquez?

    For example, will D’Arnaud see more playing time due to 1B usage?10 Team H2H points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip, try Travis

      • Gary C says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    My Yates/Hiura For Berrios

    Is the overall value fair, if I don’t need saves? I don’t believe so, but my Scottish heritage is having trouble getting over not getting the best overall value even if I’m filling a need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent, I’d take Berrios

  92. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who do you like more, Mercado or Bichette?

    Sorry if you’ve answered something similar, haven’t had time to read through comments yet.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado, but could change quickly

  93. Trader says:
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    Laureano out again. Have not seen an injury report. Any news?

    Lucchesi or Yonny for C Santana ok? I need walks and some pop. Have lots of SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hugwatch? I’d take Santana, send Yonny 1st

  94. krazyivan says:
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    Streamed Lamet-man I hate Matt Strahm. How can a manager in their right mind put him in a high leverage situation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah it makes no sense

  95. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    With Anderson coming back off the DL, who’s the drop in this 12 team OPS league? Vogelbach, Choo, Hicks, or Sanatana?

    Thanks homie

    • J-Money says:
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      That’s Domingo Santana…btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogel

  96. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    Cooper looks like he is hurt again
    Would you drop him for Toescar Hernadez, Desmond or Van Meter
    10 team league
    Mostly need HR”s and RBI
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond at home

      • Alps says:
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        Thanks pal
        Have a good night

  97. Steve says:
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    Drop Cooper for Duvall 14T obp mixed?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  98. Fleeced says:
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    I’m carrying too many bench bats. Drop Eloy, Pollock or Bichette?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bichette

  99. Bat Flip says:
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    DJ or Altuve ROS in a standard roto league for counting stats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  100. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Chris Martin just traded from Texas to Atlanta. How sure are Leclerc and Martin to be closers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leclerc and Jackson

  101. Hello Rockview says:
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    Getting close to my league deadline. 10 team head to head 10 keeper . Would you trade next year’s 5th round pick, which would equate to Round 17 in my league format, for Yuri Gurriel? Insurance for DJ

    C real muto
    1b abreu
    2b LaMahieu
    3b Bregman
    Ss bogaerts
    Of jd
    Of Soto
    Of kepler
    Util rendon
    Util h. Dozier
    Bench- hicks, Domingo, Voit, Reyes, mallex Smith
    IL b. Lowe

    Thanks a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Hello Rockview says:
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        Thanks – who is my drop ? Hicks, Smith or Franmil?

  102. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Bauer to the Reds. Hard to imagine him (or me) being too stoked about that.

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      Though he might be attracted by the idea that the centrefield fence is 6 feet closer in Cincinnati.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure why not

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        He doesn’t seem like the sort of guy who would want to play for a team that’s really not all that good.

        Plus, no more Tigers or Royals!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, I’m not in Bauer’s head — luckily

  103. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Puig went to Cleveland in the Bauer trade. A tougher ballpark (right?); do you see this reducing his value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll go over the trade

  104. ThE sHiT says:
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    Bauer to the Reds had to have been some type of punishment for being a jackass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  105. Chad J Bowling says:
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    With bradley getting the save would you drop Yoan Lopez for Archie or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  106. William Hung says:
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    Are we running or more of a speed walk to pick up LeClerc? I’m a Martin owner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you need saves? Then I’d grab him

      • William Hung says:
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        I’m working the corner all night 7 days a week for the SAGNOF

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • William Hung says:
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          Here are my pitchers right now – I’ve used 1 move this week to get Paxton so I have 5 left – good thing I didn’t burn one on Hirano

          SPs – Fiers, Hendricks, Lynn, Urquidy, Flaherty, Paxton
          SAGNOF – Hendriks, Neris, Anderson, Givens, Martin

          I’m going to use my 2nd move to stream Tanaka v. Zona tomorrow, so I have 4 moves left to navigate SAGNOF – it looks like Anderson, Givens, and Martin are 3 guys who aren’t going to be getting many SVs. I need more closepocolypse!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

            • Gotime says:
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              Don’t look now but Jackson blowing it (must have seen the Martin trade on his phone between innings)

  107. FrankGrimes says:
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    Bauer traded. Fun!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

  108. Gotime says:
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    Own Raisel Robles Rogers then FPeralta and Eovaldi
    Would you drop any 2 to pick up Bradley and to activate TimAnderson next week (H2H weekly cats)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, Eovaldi

      • Gotime says:
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        Gotcha, also need to drop a bench bat since Tim Anderson Mercado Pollock all about the same which 2 would you keep

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Mercado

  109. Primetime says:
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    Drop woodruff for Gallen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  110. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Loving these steals from Ohtani.

  111. Travis Hafner says:
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    Drop Khrush?

    Rank-
    Teoscar, Ender, Upton, KDavis, Calhoun, Desmond, Santander

  112. Justin Ralph says:
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    Drop Reynaldo Lopez for Archie Bradley or do you think Lopez is on the rise?

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