Starts quietly at first then builds, “Javy….Nagilla….Javy…Nagilla…Javy…Nagilla!” Waving napkins above my head while I’m lifted in my chair above my fantasy team, “Javy….Nagilla….Javy…Nagilla…Javy…Nagilla!” Spots someone who looks like a Rabbi with a long beard, and screams down, “Thank you, Rabbi!” The bearded man replies, “I’m Lance Lynn.” So, Javier Baez went 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, 3 RBIs with his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .219. Shoot, hold on, someone is ringing my doorbell. “Oh, hey, Instacart deliveryman, I ordered the smelling salts thinking I might need them for Javier Baez, what’s your return policy?” Hopefully, this is the start of Baez hitting like a top 25 hitter, and not like every rookie the Marlins call up. I could use it. Plus, I have this chair now propped on top of my desk for the Javy Nagilla dance. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Quintana – Will return from the IL and pitch out of the bullpen. Also, Tyler Chatwood will be activated and start. In other words, Chatwood will start, and Quintana will be on the bench to chat with wood.

Alec Mills – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.55. Not that it matters if you streamed him because the start was decent, but it was super touch-and-go like your uncle babysitting. Streamonator hates his next start, and I wouldn’t mess with him.

David Bote – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .222. Looked at his most recent games, hoping to report a hot Botato. More like a lukewarm Botato salad that is sitting in the sun, but maybe this is the start of something.

Casey Mize – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 7.04. Hey, cool discussion about interior decorating terror cells. I’m just going to use the bathroom in this Iraqi bistro, can you watch my Shasta? *four hours later* Whoa, did I fall asleep–Wait, is that man using my back skin for a lampshade? AHHH!!! Roofie!

Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.21. I hope a lot of you own Maeda. I couldn’t have been more vocal about how much I liked him during the 17-month preseason.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer. With players being tested regularly for Covid, is anyone actually testing for PEDs? If I were going to do some shizz, this would be the season I would try it. Don’t act like I’m saying something awful, Cruz has already tested positive in his career.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .241. On our Player Rater, he’s been about as valuable as Alonso. Just so ya Sano my pain.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Sure, hot schmotato, but Cesar is more of a tablesetter or a preparer of a salad with anchovies table-side.

Aaron Civale – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.15. 100% serious: I’d start every Indians starter, whoever they are.

Ian Anderson – Expected to be called up. I already own him in one NL-Only league. *drops ass, twerks nasty-like, someone enters to TikTok me and I let them not expecting that to ever come back to haunt me* Would I own Anderson in a mixed league? Well…His command looks a little suspect and that could lead to a huge blow up and I’m not really interested in that in mixed leagues yet. Long-term for keepers? I’d guess he’s owned, or your league is shallow. He was on Itch’s top 150 dynasty pitchers, right behind Kyle Wright, who just did bad stuff to one of my teams, and I could see the same from Anderson.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – Supposedly about to be called up. Pirates don’t want to play Jose Osuna (but have no problem playing JT Riddle), so they might call up Hayes because Moran was hit in the melon and thinks he loves Chachi. I was a fan of Hayes in the preseason (okay, relatively, I did rank him like 540th out of 540, so ya know). I just don’t see him as being anything outside of NL-Only unless he gets hot.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.59. For the first time all year, I watched the first two innings of Lynn’s start, where he gave up two runs, and I obviously was jinxing the Rabbi, shut it off, and you’re welcome.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Israeli Kiner-Eats-Falafel has been so wildly yawnstipating I can’t believe how much people were excited to own him the 1st week. Goes to show you that people should make decisions without looking at position eligibility, and not on an empty stomach.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer. First homer in a week, but maybe the start of something. I don’t know, and neither does Piscotty.

Jesus Luzardo – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.74. Not saying he’s a bad pitcher, but Lynn gave up an extra run for no reason in the 1st, and Luzardo was lucky to get out after only three earned.

Curt Casali – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .179. Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far psycho killer, Curt Casali!

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .154. How miserable has Suarez been to own? He’s been about as valuable as the Psycho Killer, Curt Casali.

Omar Narvaez – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .175. No more nothing/nil/nada for Nervous Narvaez. Alliteration in lieu of wit!

Justin Smoak – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. I was trying to see if I could get through the whole season without mentioning Smoak. Living in California has me shook! How’sever, Smoak has two homers in two games, and three homers in five games, so there’s Smoak coming from the hot schmotato.

Jack Flaherty – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.98. His entire season is going to need an asterisk for future generations to understand how good he could’ve been.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .368. Au Shizz!

Brad Miller – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .367. 2012 called, it wants its sleeper back.

Danny Duffy – Out with forearm fatigue. Maybe he can try to put less stress on his forearm by going with a threearm.

Brad Keller – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.08. Apparently, he’s not breaking Orel Hershiser’s scoreless inning record.

Patrick Sandoval – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER ERA at 6.75. When was the last time someone came out of nowhere in the Angels’ organization and did better than expected vs. worse? Did the Angels sell their soul for Trout? Did Pablo Sandoval eat Patrick? I have questions, ya’ll!

Kyle Tucker – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. It’s almost like Tucker knows how to hit without relying on cheating.

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.35. This guy was my biggest bid in my RazzSlam FAAB bidding that goes off tonight at 6 PM. Make sure to get your bids in if you’re in the RazzSlam. It’s the last waiver wire period of the year.

Trevor Rogers – Being called up by the Marlins for today’s game. Okay, first of all, we need to start changing pitchers’ names. There’s way too many T. Rogerses (Rogerii? Roguys? Mo’gers?). Taylor, Tyler, Trevor? What is wrong with you people?! Prospect Itch said of (hopefully this) Rogers, “At 6’6”, he has a huge advantage when he finds consistent mechanics that maximize extension. Over his final eight starts in high A, Rogers struck out 66 hitters in 53.2 innings on his way to a 1.68 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 29.1 K-BB percentage. Safe to say he earned that promotion to AA. Speaking of AA, Grey makes me want to drink.” Geez, what’s up, my dude? For what it’s Werth, I didn’t grab Rogers in any shallower mixed leagues, but did look at him in a 15-mixed, and would obviously in NL-Only.

Jon Berti – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Jon Berti has been attending the class Providing Fantasy Value In The Wrong Category taught by Trea Turner.

Pablo Lopez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.98. He also gave up three unearned runs, which makes this even sweeter. Does that happen with you too? I love when my guys give up unearned runs. I feel like (incorrectly) they’re less likely to give earned runs in another game, because they mentally gave them up in this one.

Austin Voth – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.65. Having my wife look at what Austin Voth did to my fantasy teams because that’s my kink.

Juan Soto – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .400. Chazz Noir over there trying to hit .400 with BABIP-central in Coors, mean’s while, Sexy Dr. Pepper is the best to ever do this. We’re barely halfway through this season (hehe), but I’m seriously thinking Soto needs to be in the top three overall next year.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Check out Eaton getting a home run and 4 RBIs perpetuating like he hit a grand slam and is on the Slam Diego Padres. No, you did not, and you’re not.

Ryan Castellani – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.54. Damn, I almost bought him off waivers on Sunday. Oh, not because he’s good. It’s a 12-team NL-Only league. Don’t get it twistellani’d.

Daniel Bard – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, ERA at 4.15. You heard of Shakespeare in the round? Well, this is the Bard with a round ball. He might be the closer or not be: that is the question.

Merrill Kelly – Hit the IL with a shoulder impingement. That is the worst before-game mint!

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. Whoa, I thought his hot streak was over. Might have to pick up Kole and Smoak and pretend I’m on Naked and Afraid. Yeah…pretend. That’s the ticket.

Christian Walker – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. This guy didn’t retire? That’s good to know.

Taylor Clarke – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.33, as he filled in for Kelly. That was the best fill-in for Kelly since Shannon Doherty. (Lamest reference ever? P to the erhaps.)

Matt Shoemaker – Was diagnosed with a lat strain and is week to week. Week-to-week is worse than day-to-day, but better than minute-to-minute.

Randal Grichuk – Hit his 7th homer, and was removed from today’s game with lower back tightness. Meh, you guys had a good run. He’ll have another hot streak the week of May 12th, 2021, I’ll ping you.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. And they’re not even in The House that Wild Wings Built in Buffalo. Wait until they get there, by which I mean, don’t wait, grab Lou-Gu now.

Jordan Romano – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, ERA at 0.64. Romano throwing cheese! Should also be getting saves going forward, but not clearly the closer.

Blake Snell – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.04. Wonder if he could throw to a little more contact and go 7+ IP. Have they tried that? Maybe they don’t want to mess with a good thing, but, as a man with a turtleneck who examines everything might say, “Is this…a good thing?”

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo – 1-for-1, 2 runs, and his 4th homer. “There’s this guy that’s been on my mind…All the time, Tsutsugo!” That’s Phil Collins checking his fantasy team.

 
  1. Simsbad says:
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    Tapia is 7/0/6/4 .370 in the last 15 days while batting on top of the order for the 5th game straight and has started in the last 13 games straight.

    Thoughts?

    • mojoman says:
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      just grab and ride on hot streak.
      his next 9 games are 3 at Chase field and 6 at Coors.
      he’s hitting .273 vs LHP and .278 vs RHP during his career.
      it means there will be no platoon as long as he’s hot.

    • Mark says:
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      He looked great in spring like many underachievers, but he put on tons of muscle and changed his body.

      I am not an expert, Razzballers are….I can’t find numbers supporting a breakout. This is just a hotstreak imo.

      I am very curious as Tapia has gotten playing time, hitting the top of the order, changed his body during the offseason, always been thought of as a very good hitter and has yet to deliver.

    • Tyler says:
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      I was coming to ask the same thing. Is it a real breakout? Can we have a anything nice Bud Black? I am hurting for steals. Unfortunately have a “pickups” cap and have 7 moves left. Debating dropping Franco ( Utility) for Tapia.
      Grey! Love the new Aminé album. It has a polished feel compared to GFY, which I still love. How do you feel about ONEPOINTFIVE?
      Try any Spillage Village?

      • Phred says:
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        Would you pick up Tapia or Grossman in Roto obp league?

    • NUX says:
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      The Rox are gonna Rox, tryinta sort out what makes sense and what to expect is futile. Like most have said, roster him while hot and just cross fingers that for once the Rox do the thing that most smart orgs would do

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, there’s no rhyme or reason in Colorado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with mojoman, pretty sure Bud Black will start Hampson at leadoff again for no reason

  2. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    16 teamer with hits, OPS added h2h. have this, gotta drop somebody for mountcastle. 2 BN bats since from rona fears we added more roster spots and more DL slots in season. i added another RP and another BN bat
    C vaz
    1B au shizz
    2B l.gurriel (OF)
    SS crowenworth (1B/2B/SS)
    3B torenado
    OF (3) joc, gallo, ozuna
    util (2) otani, moreland
    BN: amed, tauchman
    NA (1) mountcastle (SS but should have OF in 2 more LF starts since yahoo here)

    even though this team is weak as shit for steals already (used to have mercado on it) is this still an amed drop? with moreland and joc already sitting all the time vs lefties, and tauchman not starting everyday i still am loath to throw away OF’ers.

    2. could also drop amed and tauchman and nab berti, playing a bit more lately and clearly he’s just steals and positions to move around (3B/SS/OF)

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      and back before barnhart was back psycho killer was the best catcher streamer in deep leagues in all the land (this was before severino just became a hold)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rosario and Tauchman for Berti sounds good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  3. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks for all you guys do as usual. Gratitude My friend.

    1) You like Edman ROS in a standard Yahoo H2H scoring but OBP in got AVG?

    2) You start Marco Gonzales against SD?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Over who?
      2) I’d pass on that one

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        Hey DT!!

        Just in general. I need another bat and have a moped spot. I already picked him up without dropping anyone, someone dropped him. Small sample size but he seems to be doing way better since their restart.

        What do you think?

        And thank you all!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t mind Edman

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I’m starting Marco vs SD

      • JKJ

        JKJ says:
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        I’m not sure there’s a pitcher in all of history I’d start against SD right now.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          I’d only trust a Gonzo who ends in “S”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      Agree with DT

  4. Ciwa says:
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    Hi grey
    I’m in a 12 team keeper league. I’m vying to win this year and I was offered this trade. His Bogaerts for my Mize and Madrigal. What do you think about it?

    That’s my team
    C Sanchez
    CI Guerrero
    CI Bellinger
    MI Happ
    MI Story
    OF Teoscar
    OF Soler
    OF Robert
    Util Kyle Lewis

    BN Grichuk
    BN Mondesi
    BN Buxton
    BN Kyle Seager
    IL Madrigal

    SP Gray
    SP Lamet
    SP Giolito
    SP Maeda
    SP Buehler
    RP Romo
    BN Mize

    Thanks for everything you do daily!
    A hug (online social distancing :D) from Italy!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take Bogaerts

      • JKJ

        JKJ says:
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        Agreed, especially if you’re going for that Dub this year.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Oops replied to the wrong person. Agreed with DT, especially if you’re going for that Dub this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope you’re well in Italy!

      Agree with others

  5. galica says:
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    Grey!!

    Great report!

    a. Did the unthinkable and signed up Waino for tonight. My thought process.

    1. SON likes 5.8$ (ok, not loves but above my ‘tread lightly’ category so likes).
    2. He’s pitched three relatively decent starts for 2019 but for 2020 he’s in line for the Cy.
    3. He was AVAILABLE!!

    b. MLB quote of the day for August 25, 2020

    ‘Managing is getting paid for home runs someone else hits.’

    Casey Stengel

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. I don’t think it’s an awful move, hopefully it works out!

      B. Haha, awesome

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        In one league I already dropped him for Heaney for his start at home versus SEA on August 31 which SON likes. In SON we trust!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s do this?

          • galica says:
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            Grey!!

            a. Actually, I didn’t drop him yet. I have him in a waiver wire move to pick up Heaney to put on my bench until the Aug. 31 start. The move will take effect this evening, midnight Hawaii time.

            b. Do what? J/k, whatever you say I’m in.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. I wish I were in Hawaii

              B. Let’s do it!

  6. Taylor Sims says:
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    d’Arnaud, Bart, or Will Smith?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      d’Arnaud for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • William Hung says:
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        Bart is always the answer!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, um, yeah

  7. Giacomo says:
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    Hi Grey, You’re great!
    Would You sell Glasnow for Wander Franco or Lux in a Dynasty keeper League

    My SP staff is May, Castillo, Woodruff, Glasnow, Gallen, Whitley, Manning, Spencer Howard, Fried, Corbin Burnes and Ohtani**

    I’have a hole in 2B and 3b

    I have Bichette for SS

    Would You push that trade in my shoes?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yeah I’d want either Wander or Lux, whichever you can get…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with DT

  8. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    I need to fill in for Kelly in a weekly. Who do you think is a better option:
    Gallen home vs Rockies
    Keuchel home vs Pirates

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gallen

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      You had Kelly above both those other options?

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Two starts for Kelly otherwise I was leaning Gallen but with the Pirates Keuchel was also a decent choice.
        Thanks all, Gallen it is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. Denver90 says:
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    Everytime I pick up guys on these off days I get the guy with the off day. Coulda had Smoak, berti, or vote…got Kendrick and Cave due to lineups not being released early enough.

    Anyway…
    His Ryu, Woodruff, Reynolds for my Acuna, Kingery, Gausman.

    C Alfaro
    1 Abreu
    2 Hanser
    S Semien
    3 JoRam
    MI Manny
    CI Rizzo
    Of Grisham, Rosario, Fletch, LouGu, O’Neill
    U Walker
    B Kendrick, Cave, Kingery, Benintendi, Acuna

    Bieber, Corbin, Lynn, pabLo, yarbro, Gausman, arrieta, Mkeller
    Ottavino, Green, Familia, jwilson, Castillo, Jimenez, kinzler, britton
    Net saves + .5 holds
    Net wins + qs
    Thanks for listening.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Need to do a lot better for Acuna imo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

      Not good

  10. toolshed says:
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    Kingery has been useless and seems like he will be that way for the rest of this year? Do you like him for future years or have you soured on him? Thx

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      i think he had a severe case of kung-flu and had some early fatigue now he has been hiding a back and shoulder issue i heard they were considering putting him on the IL…..don’t know about this year but i can’t image he will not recover in the future

      • NUX says:
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        Can you please stop using “kung-flu”?

        • DonnieB says:
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          Please say Wuhan or Chinese virus. It is more accurate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not putting too much weight in a month — maybe he’s now a 200 overall pick in 2021 vs. 150

  11. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    is mise worth hanging a little longer ?

    the day i dropped dylan carlson in all leagues he went 2-4 so maybe i can drop mise and help someone else out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you can lose Mize

  12. Tom says:
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    “so they might call up Hayes because Moran was hit in the melon and thinks he loves Chachi.”

    Thank you for the laugh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  13. William Hung says:
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    Gut check time for both Olson and Laureano – Kyle Gibson is pitching today… should get at least a few hits from these 2 guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

      • William Hung says:
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        I might drop Laureano for Nimmo if he doesn’t start turning things around… I’m surprised that Nimmo has cut down his K-rate to under 20%. Laureano has also gotten better with his as well the past week… but I need to start seeing him hit the ball hard

        Also RE: Olson – is there a term when your batter is going up against your pitcher? Yesterday I had Montero go up against both Laureano and Olson so I won/lost at the same time… Olson got caught looking on a VERY generous strike call – a far cry from when Montero was squeezed in SD

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We used to use the term effin’ your stepsister, but it was unofficial

          • William Hung says:
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            You think I should be giving a long look to Nimmo or McNeil to potentially replace Laureano or just ride or die with Laureano through ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m owning Laureano

              • William Hung says:
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                Well isn’t this a kick in the nuts – Olson batting 6th and Laureano batting 7th against Kyle Gibson – if this is a setup ROS I think I have to be out on Laureano… batting 7th isn’t gonna cut it for those counting stats

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha

          • rhodyballer says:
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            The Giuliani?

  14. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Trying for saves like everyone…worth grabbing Bard by dropping Andrew Miller or Tony Watson for him?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Watson pitched in the 7th and then 8th in close games this weekend and doesn’t have any saves yet so I’d drop him. Think Garcia or Rogers is gonna be the 9th.

    • NUX says:
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      Agree with Knoche. And will just add that you shouldn’t ever trust Kapler to do anything that you’d expect. The Rockies should hire him the next time they have an open manger position, would be a great fit.

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        You can expect Kapler to do everything but the logical…….used to drive me crazy when he would move slumping players up in the order instead of down or to the bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  15. Dave D says:
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    The Merrill Kelly thing is a season killer for me I think. I own and was starting him in all three of my NFBC leagues and he was picking up the slack for my “#1” starters Flaherty and Morton. To have him go on IL is one thing, but right before game time so he’s locked in to my weekly lineup and I lose a good two start week is just insult to injury. I would have loved to swap him out with Sixto or Ian “Jethro” Anderson but alas…

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Yup. Could have had Chatwood in lineup for better or worse tonight, but they had started before Kelly got scratched. Or at least before I heard about it. Can’t pitchers get hurt on Sunday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully Flaherty is stretched out now to go 6+ IP next time

      • Dave D says:
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        Comparing his stats at pick #22 to Biebers at #20 is nauseating. Reminds me I should have tried for #13 draft slot over #10. No big difference betewwn Story and Tatis in rd 1, but round 2 SPs night and day. Crazy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I was super worried about SPs in the 2nd round, but they were flying off the shelves

          • Dave D says:
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            I told myself in my one post-Covid Nfbc draft, Id take Tatis at 22 if he was there. Gone. Bieber was my next choice but gone. So, Flaherty was next available. I made some good picks, but Flaherty in 2nd round and Albies in rd 3 seemed good but have really hampered me. Would still probably work out in a 162 game season but not in 2020.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I liked Albies a lot, random injury is impossible to predict, and Flaherty has been great, just Covid is messing up his throwing schedule, not like he’s been bad — just bad luck

              • Dave D says:
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                Yeah, I hate to rely on luck, good or bad, Id rather make adjustments than excuses, but thats the crappy part of a 60 game schedule: not much adjustment time.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, totally

                  • DonnieB says:
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                    If one is to win most NFBC major events, I would be praying for some luck as it is always required to some extent. And bad luck will kill you every time.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, totally

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Well, I believe luck and fortune ate distinct. Luck is random and fortune has a degree of merit. Luck is more guessing. Fortune is more right hunches, mire substance to the gambles.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Ouch. Thats the worst. You’ve had the worst luck with pitchers this season.

      • Dave D says:
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        Seems like it. I made some good mid late picks with Davies, Civale, Kelly, but my early ones havent worked out. I wish my NFBC Auction Championship did get deleted. I had Giolito, Lamet, Davies, Civale, Pleasac on that staff. Had Tatis, Abreu, Realmulto, C.Vazquez on that team too. I would have fared pretty well I have got to believe.

        • Dave D says:
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          Didn’t get deleted I meant

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wish they deleted all my teams I drafted during the shutdown

          • Dave D says:
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            Ha! Except the early DC where you are 2nd, of course!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, yeah, I just want to lose the teams I drafted in like May and June, those teams are awful

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                But I still don’t understand how those teams work, there’s like 1 for every position

                • Dave D says:
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                  Cutline? What format?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    It’s those $10 Best Balls with three OFs and three SPs

  16. Jesus Vasquez says:
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    Bader, Wong, Longoria or cross fingers for Lux? H2H, points, 10tm. Dude, that Tsutsugo line got me! Thanks for what you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

      No problem!

  17. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Lourdes or La Stella or Wong or Edman?

    Kole C. or Brad Miller?

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      La Stella probably. I like Edman but he’s been doo doo.

      Calhoun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes

      Kole

  18. The Great Knoche says:
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    Streamonator is either updating or drunk.

    Also all hail Framber!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      It’s Fixed!

      All hail Rudy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  19. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    14 teamer 5×5 standard roto… Luke Voit or Matt Olson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  20. Bye Bye Baez says:
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    Traded away Baez for Lindor effective yesterday, shoot me now.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      You’ll happy at the end of September

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Knoche

  21. JKJ

    JKJ says:
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    Israeli Kiner-Eats-Falafel lmaoaoaoaoaoaoaoaoaoao

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  22. scoboticus says:
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    With Kelly hitting the IL, I’m ready more than ever for Gore to get called up. Is there a prayer shape for callups?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      The Utkata Konasana

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hahaha, nice

  23. Savoy Special says:
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    10 team H2H redraft league. 6×6: runs, hits, HR, RBI, SB, OBP and Ks, Wins, ERA, WHIP, Saves, Holds

    1) per roster construction, drop Yandy Diaz for Jon Berti?
    2) in a vacuum, Yandy Diaz or Alec Bohm?
    3) per roster construction, drop Joey Bart or Isiah Kiner-Falefa for a potential closer? Jose Cisnero, Daniel Bard, Matt Barnes, or Craig Kimbrel?
    4) do you still like Gregory Soto? I’ve had him roster because he (and Blake Taylor) are SP eligible which allows me to carry extra arms/accumulate extra pitching stats. Soto just scared me off after his recent bad outings but now followed by 2 clean outings.
    5) short season, but this team is currently 4-0 and has gone 45-2-1 only want to make little tweaks from here on out

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

    SP: Shane Bieber, Yu Darvish, Sonny Gray, Zac Gallen, Zack Wheeer, Pablo Lopez, Kevin Gausman

    RP: Blake Taylor, Sergio Romo, James Karinchak, Tyler Duffey, Trevor Rosenthal, Richard Rodriguez, John Gant

    IL: Drew Pomeranz, Kirby Yates, Jose Leclerc, Tyler Chatwood, Ryan Helsley, Nick Senzel

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes
      2. Bohm
      3. Falefa for Barnes
      4. He seems fine for MR
      5. Wow, very nice

  24. Milarky says:
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    Awesome stuff Grey! So I’m not gonna say I ignored your advice on SPs, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw one available later than expected based on your ranking – and you nailed basically each of them. As a result, I’m loaded at SP. We keep two pitchers from year to year, and I came in with Buehler and Bieber. My hitting needs help, so which one of these guys would you be OK to sell high on, keeping in mind the impact on my keepers?

    Bieber
    Buehler
    Sonny Gray
    Zac Gallen
    Lance Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn or Buehler

      • Milarky says:
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        Thanks Grey! What do you think about Lynn or Buehler straight up for Hiura or Chapman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Easy for Lynn…Keston for Buehler works for me

          • Milarky says:
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            Sounds like you prefer Hiura to Champan. One last question – which deal would you prefer to make?

            Trade Buehler for Hiura
            Trade Lynn for Chapman

            Either of those hitters would end up as one of my 4 hitting keepers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lynn

  25. stevie says:
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    Josh Bell is on my waiver wire. Is he worth a pickup at this point? Drops could be Solano, Mondesi, O’Neill, or maybe Profar, but my outfield is weak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Profar

  26. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write-up!

    For the possible Acuna return, who are we dropping?
    Hanso Alberto or Grichuk?

    Would this depend on Grichuk’s injury? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to wait to hear on injury, but still prolly Grichuk

  27. Chucky says:
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    Rizzo 1b and Muncy 3b, or Muncy 1b and Bohm 3b. Thinking Rizzo has seen his best days and it might be time to move on…unless you need base on balls, which is all Rizzo provides.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  28. Juan Nightstand says:
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    Looking for some SPs in my 14 team roto mixer. Luzardo and Pablo are available and his team needs bats. Is any of the following too for either of the above?
    Eaton, Dozier, JD Davis, Kendrick, Slater, or Encarnacion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Following too for? Huh?

      • Juan Nightstand says:
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        Sorry, “too much” for…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, not too much, Juan Nightstand

  29. Jake says:
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    Can you rank ROS-Manaea, Justus Sheffield, and Sixto.
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  30. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    nice sussudio refrence by the way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  31. Sagacious Sally says:
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    Great write-up Grey.

    What to do with Taylor Rogers?

    So I read an article the other day – can’t recall where, but probably the Minnesota Tribune (I made that up, I mean I can read but it probably wasn’t from the MT) – anywho, the author said he’s missing his spots due to a mechanical issue. Something about his elbow needing to be parallel to the ground.

    My league scoring rewards clean appearances, 0 earned runs, to the tune of 24 pts in the scoring period. Plus 8 pts per save, 1 pt per K, 3pts per hold, -3 BS, 10 pts for a Win.

    So…a guy like James Karinchak has 159 pts on the season while Rogers has 125 pts.

    Do I trade for Karinchak or hold? Twins have a deep bullpen and wonder how long of a leash they’ll give Rogers. His movement on his sinker and curve was better yesterday but….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thought yesterday’s game wasn’t going to go well at first for Rogers — Sure, it sounds like Karinchak is better in your league

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      agree with Grey, that being how your league values RP, absolutely get Karinchak. He’s a bad bad man with a filthy slider. a better pitcher for sure.

  32. Moon Shots says:
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    Morning Grey. Am I taking Bellinger for my Story in NL only redraft? I have about six guys you can play SS with Javi Baez as my second best option, wow first base is a gaping hole with Brandon belt as my best option unless Garrett Cooper comes off the IL and does something. I’m also leading the league in steals in part thanks to story but probably going to hold my edge there without him.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      I would take Belly there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  33. Jake says:
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    Romano vs Wick ROS???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romano

  34. eddie guerrero says:
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    Your boy Merril on the IL ! Noooo

    1.IS justice sheffield a must own in 10 and 12 team leagues
    2.Same for kevin Gausman Is he a must own in 10 and 12 team?

    3.Kyle tucker looking like a keeper for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah
      2. Nah
      3. Yeah

  35. DLev45 says:
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    12 team 5×5 Roto (6 keepers)

    C – Vazquez
    1b – Olson
    2b – Biggio
    3b – Chapman
    SS – Baez
    OF – Just Dong
    OF – Teoscar
    OF – Conforto
    Util – Ohtani
    Util – Laureano
    BN – Happ
    BN – Gallo
    IL – Madrigal
    IL – Donaldson

    Do you make any moves?

    Top WW Options: Brantley/Polanco/Seager/Maldonado/Dozier/Solano/Cronenworth/Moore (IL)/Moreland/K. Calhoun/Bohm/Berti/Piscotty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  36. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you stream either

    Lester @ Det-Son -7.8
    DeSclafani @ Mil-Son -9.6

    I have both on my roster and looking to drop one to stream that spot or go with someone like C. Green or F. Peralta.

    Thanks

    • lwomack58 says:
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      Sorry for 2nd question.

      Is it time to move on from Mondesi, do we see a turn around at all on this guy. As they say you can’t steal first base.

      Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t drop Mondesi

      • William Hung says:
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        I’d argue he’s droppable if your league is shallow enough – In an 8-10 teamer I can see dropping him and getting steals elsewhere, unless Mondesi is your only source for steals and you struggling in that category.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  37. Five-on-One says:
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    2-catcher 5×5 league. Currently using Vazquez and Perez as my catchers. Got an offer for Nola (SEA) for one of my SS. I have Baez, Anderson, Swanson and Didi. Didi normally rides the bench.

    Offer Didi?

    If he doesn’t accept Didi, offer any of the others? or hold?

    Thanks.

    • Five-on-One says:
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      Alternatively, I could just drop Perez and pick up someone like Gomes, Zunino, Hedges, Sisco, Jansen, Pina, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, send Didi if you don’t play him

  38. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Words can not express how stoked I am for this week of hitting…
    Buffalo Bleu Jays with extended homestand vs BOS and BAL pitching… yes please
    Slam Diego heads to Coors for 4 game set at end of week… yes please

    give me all the shares of these matchups

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m aware of the talk of Buffalo’s field playing like Coors. What’s the reason for that? It ain’t the elevation.

      • William Hung says:
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        I remember mentioning this when it was announced that Buffalo would host Blue Jays games and the response then was that it was pretty neutral – I wonder what changed?

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Its a small field.. (right center is 367) and it has a short wall. There might be some other factors in Buffalo too, haven’t looked into atmospheric or wind conditions but balls seem to jump out of the park.

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          To put it in perspective: its smaller than CHW park by several feet except straight center, and about same as GAB with shorter/closer gaps

          • Cram It says:
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            Yeah I looked at just the distance of the fence and it seemed comparable enough in left/center/right to major league parks. But I didn’t look at the gaps, so that’s surely a factor, along with a shorter wall if that’s the deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any hitter vs. BOS seems especially wonderful then put that in Buffalo? Hum-ma-nah

  39. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the heyyyyy.

    I’d ask a closer question, but every time I think about bullpens this “year” I start behaving like I in an audition to replace Joaquin Phoenix in Joker Returns. So, never mind.

    More importantly, there’a a baseball player named “Ian Anderson” and you passed up a chance to make Jethro Tull references that about 12% of your readership would understand? Shame on you. Shame.

    Lurrrrve!!!

    • sportivetricks says:
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      Damnit, I usually make sure to check if a FBB question has already been asked, but I forgot to check if my nerd-rock jokes were already made. Damnn you Dave D!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Joker — hahaha, nice Sportive

      I don’t know what a Jethro Tull is

      • sportivetricks says:
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        What? Weren’t you born in the 70s?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, but I don’t know no Tull, don’t shame me

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I am Jethro null

      • Will says:
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        No Jethro Tull? You’re thick as a brick, Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, this is true

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, see? I am!

              • sportivetricks says:
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                Well clearly, neither you nor any older sibling played Dungeons and Dragons.

                I at least hope that you used to go to a convenience store for “Zots” or “Now and Laters” and maybe had a pack of “Garbage Pail Kids” to go with your baseball cards.

                I lurve yas anyway, bro.

                • sportivetricks says:
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                  I feel like I just put way too many things in “quotes.”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, nah, never played Dungeons and Dragons, did watch a doc last night on Netflix about RPGs, still don’t know anything

  40. TOGMAN says:
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    (Y!) 12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Bart
    Canha
    Solak
    Arenado
    Mondesi
    Soto, Rosario, Tucker
    Util: Grisham, Suarez
    Bench: Springer, Winker, Hampson

    FA: W. Flores, La Stella, E. Escobar, Berti, Sano, Bohm, Grichuk.

    Would you drop anyone from roster to add any of the above free agents?

    Thank you, sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  41. Steve says:
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    Tucker or Laureano?

    Laureano’s been struggling since his demotion. Tucker’s seems to be coming alive.

    Thanks

    • Steve says:
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      8T 5×5 redraft

      OF
      Ozuna
      Acuna
      Lewis
      Franmil

      UTIL
      Cruz
      Laureano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

  42. Schoolboy P says:
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    T. McKenzie, Waino, or L Weaver to replace Merrill Kelly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on matchups — Weaver

  43. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Would you trade a nonkeeper Yelich and $10 Eloy keeper for either a $30 trout keeper or $12 Bellinger keeper? If you’d do the deal for either guy, any preference?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Cody or Trout, that order

  44. Travis Hafner says:
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    Lost Kelly, dropped Houser and Gausman (won’t do LAD), suddenly tight on innings, need to stream a little. Thoughts on these?

    Porcello @MIA 9.2 today
    Houser CIN -3.6 tommorow
    Alex Young COL 4.8 today
    Manaea @TEX 4.0 today

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  45. Clay says:
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    Grey,

    The Jays keep sharing “encouraging news” about Giles (probably to trade him by the deadline). Fantasy playoffs begin on Sept. 7 for me– hold or drop Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold if you can, why not

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      I’d drop him. Velocity is hella down this year. as it is, let alone coming back from a forearm injury.

  46. Tyler says:
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    Grey! Love the new Aminé album. It has a polished feel compared to GFY, which I still love. How do you feel about ONEPOINTFIVE?
    Try any Spillage Village?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know these, should I?

      I’m playing JID DiCaprio2 out now

      • Tyler says:
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        Ahh, sorry. Aminé’s other albums. GoodForYou and One Point Five. Ya. I loved Dicaprio2 but I’m already looking for some new. I have been listening to it constantly. Try out both Spillage Village albums. I am currently on a repeat of PushaT/DAYTONA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Sorry, I don’t know any album names…Listen to JID’s DiCaprio2

          • Tyler says:
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            That’s the one I suggested to YOU man!! Hah! I need an avatar

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Sorry, I love it tho, so that’s good…151 Rum is my new jam

              • Tyler says:
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                Ya man!! That is my fav too. Also Workin Out is really good. It’s a really solid album.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, album is awesome, been listening since you recommended it

              • Tyler says:
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                Spillage Village: Bears Like Us, features JID & EARTHGANG , so essentially best of all things.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes yes YES, thanks man!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Added Bears Like This Too Much, is that the one?

                  • Tyler says:
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                    Ya!I like both Bears Like Us and Bears Like Us Too Much. Similar vibe. Thoughtful hip-hop. Both solid.

  47. Travis Hafner says:
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    Is Taijuan Walker worth an add/start? He’s midst of trade rumors, had three great starts and two brutal ones; always had talent.

    Gets @ SD tom and OAK on 9/1. Worth an add and maybe a start tom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try him

  48. Bryan B says:
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    Any players that had bad Kung Flu luck that you are trying to buy befroe deadlines?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None that come to mind

  49. Matty says:
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    In a 12 team 6×6 OPS dynasty league I have Hampson, Biggio, and Andres Gimenez rotating at second base- who do you prefer long term?
    I’m trying to work some deals for pitching, so really I guess I’m here for your pitching guidance- you’ve gotten me in early on Bauer, and Bieber, and any number of other great deals. Do I have selective memory on this, or is FML’s real specialty undervalued pitchers?
    Any faith in Marco Gonzales this year? My gut reaction is that he’s middling, but his numbers look good.
    Is Kwang-Hyun Kim the real deal?
    Thanks a bunch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

      It is my specialization

      None in Marco

      Doubt he’s real deal, but you can stream

  50. Five-on-One says:
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    1) Catcher scab – Sisco or Nola?

    2) RP – Please rank: Hudson, Melancon, Pressley, Williams, Romano, Pagan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

      2. That looks fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        should be the HR call everytime by the color guy in the games. It’d be criminal not to.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s just get Phil Collins in the Rays’ booth

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            brilliant

  51. JP says:
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    Pick 2 of 3 ROS:

    McNeil, Hampson,Bryan Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Reynolds

  52. Jaco says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Drop anyone for Berti or Wong? A bit weak on steals

    5×5 roto 12 team

    C Contreras
    1 Olson
    2 Schoop
    3 Machado
    SS Baez
    OF Ozuna, Myers, Grisham
    UT Eugenio, Renato
    B Clint Frazier
    IL Madrigal

    Thank u Grey have a great Tuesday!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop for Wong is fine if you need SBs

      You too!

  53. Gary C says:
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    Points league

    Possible trade: Brantley for Lamet

    Which side?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamet

      • Gary C says:
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        Thanks, What if it were Bundy for Brantley?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  54. andrewwilen says:
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    Rafael Montero vs Hunter Dozier? 12 team 5×5 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  55. nelly says:
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    is Cruz a potential AL MVP candidate if hes only a DH?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess

  56. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Saves desperation question: Bard vs. Kela. Who do you like for saves ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bard

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Barf

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I mean Bard

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            hahaha. Both answers are correct.

  57. Joe Beísbol says:
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    First, a hearty thank you. A couple of weeks ago I asked if I should offer up Salvador for Maeda. You concurred. I did, it got accepted, and yippee!

    Has the clock struck midnight on Domonic, Grossman, or Winker? Do you think any of them will be top 100 players ROS in standard (non OBP) leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much faith in Grossman or Smith

      • Joe Beísbol says:
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        What do we make of Winker’s extreme (>50% !) GB rate? He’s hitting the ball plenty hard, but that GB/HR ratio is going to plummet abruptly if he’s hitting that many balls on the ground.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t disagree, looks concerning for his AVG, and power

  58. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    SP streamer nightmare continues
    I say no to these two, but would appreciate your 2 cents

    Cueto @ home v LAD
    Arrieta @ Nats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Cueto

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I checked your sanity on that.. lol
        Cueto has pitched decent against the Dodgers twice in LA. So Ill throw him out there..

        Cheers, mate

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully it works!

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            I’ll be back to vent if it doesn’t work out..NAH, just messin..

            This year is a bigger crap shot on SP’s than ever..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I’ll be venting myself, don’t worry

                • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                  I have this thing going this year, if I start one, they suck, leave them on the bench and its a sonofabench..

                  You were so right on Stas not wanting to pitch this year.

                  So I have Stras, Verlander and that clown Clevinger, not doing there job this year..ugh…

                  2020 be done already..

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Been there!

  59. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Traded Pablopez for Brendan Rogers in a 16tm keeper…Rodgers would be $4 next year but lost shoemaker chirinos, odorizzi and now duffy my SP is being carried by Maeda/Gallen/Corbin and hopefully Lugo BUT I’m gonna need another SP. Currently in 1st. Would you hang on to Rodgers or try to flip him for a SP? I’m all in this year obvs and the best on the wire is C. Kuhl and the deadline is a week away.

    Think bard is the guy in COL or should I hang on to estevez to make sure it’s not a committee?

    Drop Dannys Antana for Luis Garcia? Just added Tapia for SB since santana isn’t really doing anything.
    All 16tm league questions
    Greatly appreciate the input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You just traded for Rodgers with an SP — I guess if you can get someone decent

      Rox are a committee

      I’d keep Dannys

      • fausto

        fausto says:
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        Yeah, yeah, I know it was dumb trading for rodgers knowing the rockies but thought it was worth an upside gamble. And SP was my deepest position. Plus I didnt have any no doubt keepers beyond L.Robert and Gallen. I’ll roll with him, and hope for the best. Thank you sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. William Hung says:
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    So if Villar goes 2-16 and is overall garbage these 4 games against the Mets, he is no longer hiding the fact that he’s a closet Mets fan…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • William Hung says:
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        It’s not just the box score – he had some garbage ABs where he swung 3-0 and just had a terrible approach overall – he also got picked off/caught stealing as well

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

      • William Hung says:
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        I def think he was batting 8th as a punishment for his mental mistakes/bad ABs – cause he’s back at leadoff for the first game of the DH – tho I see Berti is not playing 1st game… but I like my theory.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that makes the most sense

  61. Nitro says:
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    Hi Grey.

    Need to drop 1 in 10 team points league:

    Mountcastle
    R. Nunez
    J Mcneil
    A Bohm

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mountcastle

  62. DonnieB says:
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    Sean Murphy or Jansen? Upside seems with Murphy?
    Just traded Teoscar for Kelly and Edwin or I would need to drop Laureano or Happ. We will see how that works out. I picked up Weaver to replace Kelly. Should I feel sick right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy…Edwin who? I wouldn’t drop Laureano or Happ

      • DonnieB says:
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        Diaz.

  63. Nick says:
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    Dynasty :
    drop Hanser Alberto or Urshela
    i have Rendon as starting 3B

    thnx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gio

  64. Jr says:
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    I own Baez in a 10team h2h dynasty league. Stats include obp instead of avg and walks are added. Given the obp/walks, would you rather have him or Bogaerts in dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

      • Jr says:
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        Thanks! So Xander/gray > Baez, Hoskins, Marquez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  65. md says:
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    Soler, Laureano, Lourdes, Teoscar, Winker….good order? Drop K. Calhoun in there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  66. Joe Beísbol says:
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    Dick-Rod or Bard in a redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dick

  67. William Hung says:
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    I think SON is drunk with that $15 value for Rick Porcello…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t be for me

      • William Hung says:
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        Q for Ralph – does he track how accurate SON is within a certain $ amount? I’d be interested to see how well SON does at certain points in a regular season. Like in the beginning and end of the year, the variance might be higher versus the middle of the season… also know if it’s better with vets than rookies, etc… like what are the most ideal conditions for SON accuracy?

  68. JC says:
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    Barlow or Staumont for Saves assuming Rosenthal goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barlow

      • Frank says:
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        Barlow will be traded as well, so it is going to be Staumont and that sparkling K/9 counting the saves, even if Barlow is still there somehow Staumont is the guy to have. I’ve been riding him for the past couple weeks.

        • Grey

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          That’s fair, you could be right, don’t have much dog in this fight

        • JC says:
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          Interesting Frank. I had Staumont too and know he is filthy. But wild at times. Figured Barlow would be more reliable so kept him instead. But I never figured in that they they might trade Barlow too. Hmmm.
          KC so bad probably not a huge deal either way. Thanks for your perspective.

          • Frank says:
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            I wouldn’t waste your time with Barlow

  69. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    For all you guys and I believe 6 girl readers, Mike Clevinger is back tomm, so start him if gotta him..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Russ says:
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        And Plesac still being held down for the time being, moving on or waiting?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I moved on two weeks ago, now I would hold

          • Russ says:
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            Gotcha. So what are the options we looking at for him to get back into the rotation. Clevenger trade, McKenzie blow up, anything else?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Clevinger is likely gone from what I’ve heard…McKenzie can’t stay in rotation either yet

              • Russ says:
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                Why is that on McKenzie?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Plesac will return at some point and McKenzie hasn’t pitched in 18 months

                  • Russ says:
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                    So you’re saying they don’t want to leave McKenzie in the rotation because of the long layoff even though he was dominant in his first start? So they will send him back down or into the pen?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They have Plesac, and I wouldn’t expect them to push McKenzie…I’m not saying drop McKenzie if you don’t have to

  70. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    14 team with OBP and TB

    Hold Brenden Rodgers or drop for Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go w/ Tapia

  71. Whatever says:
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    Thank you for stopping watching Lynn last night. As my real rabbi would have said, Stay away from Lynn you jinksa (play on the word shiksa). Ok, please excuse my terrible puns.

    Anyhoo, I traded Plesac for Lugo as a closer, then the Mets moved him into the rotation. Oy Gevelt! I am not going near Lugo as a starter until I see he is up to it. I think he goes 3-4IP max tonight. What a mess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice…I think if you get 3 IP that’ll be good

  72. toneDEAF! says:
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    Season long points league.
    Please rank? Dropping one or two of these to activate Acuna and possible stream another spot..

    Tyler ONiell, Edman, Hosmer, Wong

    Still a lot of cardinals doubleheader’s left?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose O’Neill and Edman

  73. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Watching Cristian Javier for the first time. Very good results, very unimpressive stuff. Bad straight fastball, below average change, and not really seeing what is touted as a 60 grade curveball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’ve watched him too…a little meh…Angels are just so bad tho

  74. JC says:
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    My Muncy and Dominic Smith for his Ozuna? My backfill at the keystone would be weak tho…Kendrick, Cesar, Kike, or Asdrubal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  75. Whatever says:
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    Gallen for Sano? Std 10 teamer

    • Whatever says:
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      Or Giolito for Sano?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Giolito, not close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

      • Whatever says:
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        How about Teoscar then for Gallen? Is TH for real?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Teoscar, I’d take Gallen if I needed pitching — in a redraft you can likely do fine with a streamer

  76. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. thoughts on olson? my liam hendricks/grichuk for olson?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson side, it’s fair

  77. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Nowhere near what he once was of course, but the Dread Pirate seems to be doing a little work recently – should be owned? Someone dropped him in my league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, pick him up

  78. MVSEAN says:
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    So it looks like Zach Plesac is done for the year. FU INDIANS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? They announced that?

      • William Hung says:
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        Per RW, who cited Mandy Bell from Twitter – “Indians president Chris Antonetti said Tuesday that he told Zach Plesac that there’s not a spot for him at the major league level right now.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, right now, that’s not this season

  79. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Eloy or Santander for this year only ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

      • Let’s Play Two says:
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        Eloy or Teoscar? Again it’s for this year only ROS in a redraft league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eloy

          • Let’s Play Two says:
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            Thx. Sorry, one more. Need to consolidate my roster and need to move Santander or Teoscar. Who would you keep ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Teoscar

  80. hal_incandenza says:
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    Just a comment that I’ve been appreciating your stuff, Grey. Thanks, man.

    Since I’m here, a nod for the Merrill Kelly recommendation of yours from way-back. I was surprised to see that he went to the IL when I pulled up the leagues last night. But I had been riding those pretty numbers in two leagues, which almost seemed a bit unfair. So while a surprise, this makes sense–since we can’t have anything nice. At least I’m getting Acuna back (in both) today. C’mon Tildaddy!

    Be well, Hoss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yanks/Braves are rained out, sadly… You be well too!

  81. Russ says:
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    I’m sure you noticed but Grichuk right back in the lineup tonight. Dodged the injury bullet on that one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I saw, nice!

  82. William Hung says:
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    Looking for a batty call while I have Laureano riding the pine with Mondesi – scoring format is 5×5 with Errors, Ks, and OPS added on:

    Options are: Nimmo, Lourdes Gurriel, McCutchen, McNeil, Verdugo, or Solak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

      • William Hung says:
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        At least Olson is getting his work in against Gibson – hopefully Laureano gets his before Gibson gets pulled. Mondesi still looking a bit lost with the bat…

        Villar is batting 6th in the 2nd game of the DH – I wonder if Mattingly is going to move him around if he keeps striking out and committing errors

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, saw that, is the pitcher handedness coming into play with Villar?

          • William Hung says:
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            No – Porcello and Lugo were the Mets starters. As I write this, Giolito needs 1 more strike… wow NO HITTER!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  83. leon says:
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    16 man dynasty 6×6 holds/walks. For 2021.

    My Nate pearson($0) and Nick Senzel($13) for his Moncada($31)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

  84. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Happy for Judge to be back (the person not the player, I don’t own Judge), but bummed Frazier’s playing time will take a hit in the short term. Thinking maybe Frazier will be traded and possibly play every day somewhere, so I want to hold. But it’s H2H this year and I can’t keep anybody so there’s no reason to hold him for future seasons. Would you drop and stream other guys to make sure I get starts every day? DNPs really hurt. He should play tomorrow with the double header so I’ll hold for tomorrow. Just curious what your strategy would be in this case going forward after tomorrow’s games. Roster:

    C Bart
    1b Rizzo
    2b Biggio
    3b Devers
    SS Tatis
    MI Adames
    CI Hoskins
    OF B Harper
    OF A Meadows
    OF T Grisham
    OF B Anderson
    OF C Frazier
    DH C Walker
    DH Mountcastle

    BN Springer

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop and stream

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        Thanks again Grey!

  85. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Was just offered Ryu straight up for my Wheeler

    In a standard 5 category roto league, do you take that deal? Thank you!

  86. Mike says:
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    Dynasty league trade 5X5 H2H scoring….
    Franmil or Triston McKenzie ?

  87. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Lucas Giolit-no, amirite?

  88. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Oh Kenley.

  89. hot corner says:
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    On one DC team, I had both Giolito and Cueto. I just can’t have nice things in 2020.

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