The title refers to Lisztomania by Phoenix, which led me down a rabbit hole of Wikipedia that I have to share with you. Lisztomania was a frenzy over composer Franz Liszt, the original Justin Bieber. This is especially hilarious from Wikipedia, “Lisztomania was considered by some a genuine contagious medical condition and critics recommended measures to immunize the public,” and not considered the same as Beatlemania, which was used to mean a craze; Lisztomania caused actual craziness. Will Luzardo-Manaea cause women to rip their brooches from their bosoms and throw them at passing horse-drawn carriages in Oakland? Well, let’s let Tupac tell you about Oaktown, “Out on bail, fresh out of jail, California dreamin’, soon as I step on the scene, I’m hearin’ brooches screamin’.”  Screamin’ instead of whizzin’ by for the rhyme, obviously. Sean Manaea and Jesus Luzardo should be back with the team within ten days and now’s the time to stash them. For thousands of years, Samoans were a persecuted people, due to their big bones. One Samoan, Fa’a’la’a’la’la’la told one reporter, “If you ordered a flank steak, and got a thick ribeye, you’d be elated,” then Fa’a’la’a’la’la’la got choked up, “But if you order a five-foot, six-inch man and get a 485-pound man wearing a grass skirt, they make fun of you.” Manaea, the one skinny Samoan in the world, doesn’t have this problem. He has control, not just appetite control.  He could have an under-2 BB/9, which should limit damage, just like his home park. I’m stashing him everywhere. Luzardo is a bit more of an upside gamble. He also has pinpoint control, and can strike out a ton of guys. There’s little to not like about Luzardo, except how he might be deployed in September and does he get enough starts to matter. Plus, roofies, those darn things. I’m stashing Luzardo too, but I’m not throwing brooches at him. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Will Smith – I just had a vision of the 2021 All-Star Game with Smith, Jazz Chisholm, Jeff McNeil and LeMahieu and having a meeting of DJ Jazz Jeff with Will Smith.

Francisco Mejia – Someone asked yesterday if I think Mejia is just a hot bat or if he can breakout still at the age of 23. 23 is young for a catcher. Yadier didn’t break out until he was 30. Mejia might not even break out by next year and still have time to become the best catcher in baseball, but it could absolutely happen. As for right now, he’s hot.

Yonder Alonso – On the 7-day Player Rater, Yonder was over all other 1st basemen who were under 50% owned.  So, they were under Yonder, which is a great philosophical question for yodelers.  “If everything is ‘over Yonder,’ what is under Yonder?”

Jon Berti – Not saying he would’ve been great but the Jays kept Berti in the minors for eight years and he had a season of 56 steals in the low minors, and 8/21/.314 in Triple-A, but the Jays really needed Brandon Drury getting at-bats. Baseball:  The only sport where you don’t field your best team.

Ryan McMahon – The Rockies are home a lot in the final six weeks. Ya know, MLB schedulers put Rockies home when the weather gets cold again. Brilliant stuff, fellas. Put A-1 sauce on your brain because that is a prime cut.

Luis Urias – If you’re a ‘buy Urias’ guy, we won’t judge you here. We’re accepting of all people.

J.D. Davis – Just gave you my J.D. Davis fantasy. It was written on a piece of paper, put into a bottle, cast into the ocean and found by someone on a deserted island who read the first line and said, “Who can read this chicken scratch? They should’ve typed it.”

Kyle Seager – Or as Momma Seager would say, “I should’ve named that other kid Borey-in-Fantasy.”

Ian Happ – True story alert! I saw three U-Hauls outside of my house the other day, and it turned out someone ordered me “posts” to put in front of “hype” for every time I mention Ian Happ. Whoever was so generous, thank you.

Edwin Rios – Looks like a straight NL-Only pickup for now since his strikeout rate in Triple-A was *eyes bulge out like John Lithgow in The Twilight Zone movie* 34.4%.

Gavin Lux – We’re about two weeks away from his emergence as the Dodgers ignore their Lux cap.

Mike Tauchman – Recently gave you my Mike Tauchman fantasy. In it, I showed you who had the power.

Cameron Maybin – Worry a bit that now that the Yankees are done with the Orioles, Maybin (and other Yankees) are going to lose their shine, their luster, their…C’mon, thesaurus, give me a good one…their Estevez! Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t have tried a synonym for Sheen.

Randal Grichuk – The grand gentleman, Randal Grichuk, who puts a tarp down over puddles for ladies to traipse over, has been extremely hot recently, but if that’s too showy, he can do less. Just say the word.

Teoscar Hernandez – Ever hear about the snail who had dreams of fame in Hollywood? It was five inches outside the city, took five months to get to Hollywood, five seconds to get rejected and five months to get back home, while its family cheered, “Watch the Teoscar go!”

Trent Thornton – Popular week for Blue Jays nobody wants to own. Thornton is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to its local karaoke bar.

Anthony DeSclafani – This is another Streamonator call. “I saw a young lady sing That’s What Friends Are For on Tuesday night and I was wondering if she wanted another friend. You don’t know who I’m talking about? Oh.”  Streamonator so sad!

Emilio Pagan – *loud whisper* Psst! Pagan is the Rays’ closer. He should be owned.

Archie BradleyDiamondbacks seem as committed to Bradley being their closer as they were to not making him their closer for the last two years. What changed? Therein lies the riddle wrapped in puzzle inside of Greg Holland’s signing.

Mark Melancon – What if the whole time Guy Fieri was telling us he was going to Flavor Town, as in a town is a boring mundane place, so he was going to add flavor? Flavor town as a verb and noun. Similarly, what if the Braves have been saying Melancon is the closer as in he’s closer to them when they’re saying it?

SELL

Jean Segura – If I did the ol’ Player A vs. Player B stats with Segura and any other player, you’d fall into a heap of tears screaming for your mommy to buy you Doritos and get out of her basement because you want your solitude. What’s that, you think you can withstand it? Okay, but I have my doubts. Here we go:  Player A:  62/11/48/.283/7 vs. Player B:  57/19/56/.274/4.  Player B is clearly better.  Player A is Jean Segura, Player B is Freddy Galvis. I told you that you couldn’t handle it! If you still have a trade deadline, then check the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer, but this is a drop not a sell. And a buy on a bag of Cool Ranch, ma!

  1. William Hung says:
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    1st!

    • William Hung says:
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      I’m surprised not one Red Sox hitter is on your buy for this weekend’s series against the O’s

      Though Asher does go against them tomorrow…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not sure which one of them isn’t owned, I’m sure the Hittertron likes them all tho

        • William Hung says:
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          Sandy Leon! Mitch Moreland! Dustin Pedroia!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Pedroia! Haha

            “Coach, I can play!” “Dustin, you have no knees.” “It makes it easier to be a Sparky Anklebiter!”

            • William Hung says:
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              I think since you called Benintendi a sell, he’s been pretty rock solid – this weekend series, his ass better feast… i can’t drop him and nobody in my league wants to trade for him, so he’s gotta play!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, he stopped hitting everything into the ground

                • jbona3 says:
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                  Benni made some mechanical adjustments to get back to something similar to his college swing. If I recall correctly, he shortened his stride, among other things.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Great, he needed it!

  2. C says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Great work on all the write ups this week. I ended up blowing up my roster, dealing both Yelich and Bellinger in one trade and Hader in another (punting saves) in an effort to close some pitching categories. Still firmly in second place, but out of moves and trade deadline approaching in my 12-team 6×6 (obp, holds).

    I may actually be overstaffed in pitching now and am not thrilled with my Util bats, but again pitching is where I think I have the most ground to gain a 1250 IP limit and I am on track to just meet it or be slightly over at this point. You see anything I should try to adjust with a trade before the deadline in a few weeks?

    C – J. McCann
    1B – M. Olson
    2B – M. Moustakas
    3B – A. Rendon
    SS – T. Story
    OF – Y. Alvarez
    OF – M. Betts
    OF – A. Bennetendi
    Util – J. Polanco
    Util – P. DeJong
    DL – M. Haniger

    P – G. Cole
    P – S. Bieber
    P – J. DeGrom
    P – E. Rodriguez
    DL – C. Kluber
    DL – B. Snell
    DL – T. Glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Late deadline huh? I like the team, hitting still looks solid, UTIL bats look streamable since league appears shallow — your pitching looks stacked, but I don’t trust EdRod

      • C says:
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        Thanks, Grey! Enjoy the weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh I always do!

  3. William Hung says:
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    I thought I read somewhere Sean Manaeaeaeaeaea might be a bullpen arm – can’t seem to find the article now though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Middler?

    • holyscheisse says:
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      I think Manaea has options too so there’s a chance they keep him at AAA and/or bounce him up and down.

      • Prog Nation says:
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        This is from rotoworld.
        “According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, it could be difficult for Sean Manaea (shoulder, side) to crack the Athletics’ starting rotation if “everyone is pitching well.”

        Advice: At least that was the sense Slusser got from manager Bob Melvin, who has not committed to using Manaea in the starting rotation. Slusser notes that Manaea has minor-league options, so the A’s could choose to stash him in Triple-A until a spot opens up for him in Oakland. “

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yuck… maybe I jumped the gun… guess we’ll see… he’s just an IL stash either way

  4. BSA says:
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    Damn you putting Luzardo in the title – forced me to grab him before A. I wanted & B. before @Alkoholic. It’s that time of year!! Stashing and grabbing is as much defense as it is offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, my bad!

  5. hal_incandenza says:
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    I’m not sure how often you encounter “this nearly writes itself” moments, but I just read that Jung Ho Kang signed with the Brewers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  6. BSA says:
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    Enjoying the Berti right now while Aldaberto is out. Mondesi on his own was bringing me the lead in SBs –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I have Berti in places too, doing better than Trea for SBs

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        ugh!
        I have this h2h team where i have Treat and Mondesi

        “I will rule the world of SB’s!” March me said

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha yup

  7. Dude at Dudes says:
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    Would you start either Monty or Houser today? QS, K/9 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who are they facing?

      • BSA says:
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        I’m throwing Houser against Washington today. Hoping for lightening in a bottle – not the kind that Buehler laid on me last night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Houser, seems like a decent gamble — @WASH is tough tho

          • Dude at Dudes says:
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            Monty gets the Mets @ Kaufmann, Houser @ Washington

            By the way thanks Grey! Love the work!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Monty

              Thanks!

  8. jmccullough says:
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    Move on from Segura at MI for the likes of Didi, Marwin, or McMahon? (10 team H2H)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • jmccullough says:
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        Which out of those 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McMahon (home), Didi

  9. coles' burnt out says:
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    inherited a dynasty team & hamels is the #1 starter, looking to rebuild & luzardo is out there. how does dropping hamels for luzardo sound at this point in their careers?

    you’ve helped immensely in my other leagues once again this year buddy!
    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d do that

      No problem

  10. tshank13 says:
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    Maybe the options were so abysmal you just couldn’t stomach responding on the previous thread or maybe it just slipped through the cracks. I’ll try again, but I’m ducking behind the couch in case you start projectile vomiting.

    SON moderately likes Sandoval vs. CHW(+$9.6) today. It likes Porcello vs. BAL about the same(cringe). Either worth a stream In a H2H where I need a start to keep up in IP, K’s and W’s, or too much of a risk for my ratios?

  11. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Manea sitting on waivers in my primary league. I can add him asap, but just saw a report that once he returns theres a possibility he doesnt start and plays Triple A. ESPN was the source…do you think he starts or is the A’s coaching a total jOAK?

    If Manea is worth the add, I’d need to drop either Dahl or Stanton. Stanton looks like he “might” play in September…Dahl…meh, no news. Who’s the drop, if any?

    My OF is Trout, Eddie Rosario, Pham, D. Santana, Merrifield, Tauchman; and I own Kingery who’s on the bench. In lieu of dropping either Dahl or Stanton…I could just drop Kingery and HODL for playoffs which start in 2 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess he at least works as a Middler — drop Dahl

  12. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    You hear anything about Hoskins x-ray from yesterday
    Strange that I haven’t heard
    Also would you drop Segura or Kipnis for Urias
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard a thing… Urias

      • Alps says:
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        Thanks
        But who would you drop for him Kipnis or Segura
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, Kipnis

    • Prog Nation says:
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      Rhys Hoskins is expected to return to the Phillies’ lineup Saturday.

      X-rays came back clean and he took batting practice pregame. He could be available off the bench tonight.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

  13. Cyler says:
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    In a 10 team OPS league would you trade Bregs for Lindor straight up?

    • Cyler says:
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      Sorry it’s a keep forever league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  14. William Hung says:
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    Holy Moly – have you seen Berti’s TRON values for this weekend?!?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All them steals!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And runs

        • William Hung says:
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          I will go nuts if he provides Mondesi Jr. 2018 stats (minus the surge in HRs) and helps me overcome steals this week… my opponent this week hit a season high of 5 (3 from Mallex, and 1 each from Baez and Harper). I never thought I’d lose steals with Betts, Benintendi, and Lindor on the team – but here we are on a 2 week losing streak. I estimate I need to get 5-6 steals this weekend since my opponent will probably get 1 or 2 more from Mallex

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I never thought I’d be next to last in SBs with Trea Turner on my team, yet here we are

            • William Hung says:
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              I went on my waiver wire a couple days ago wishing the likes of Rajai Davis and Michael Bourn…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha, I know!

  15. hold on one sec says:
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    hey Grey!
    need holds, thinking I burn & churn set up guys, sticking with home teams that are in the hunt instead of sticking with a few specific guys. teams such as oak, minn, stl, tb,cle. what do you think, could work right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  16. toolshed says:
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    Toescar or W Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willie

  17. Steve says:
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    14T obp. – Berti or Vive le (Ty) France?

    Like France at all?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berti — no, bench hitter for now

  18. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i got Giolito at Angels and Paddack at Phil
    SON hates Giolito start
    U starting both?
    I have 29 starts left, whip looks great but trying to not hurt my era

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both

  19. Don't Be a Hader says:
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    Wait just a darn minute!
    Segura a drop?!?
    I’m checking the RB ROS Player Rater by your wizards of smart, and he’s rated #67.
    There seems to be a lot of other guys I should drop first I’d think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe if your team is a mess

      • Don't Be a Hader says:
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        That stung a little…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, I’m a Hader

  20. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Who’s my drop? 10-team H2H redraft

    Stanton
    Gallo
    Mondesi
    Contreras
    Tatis Jr
    Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  21. pugs slugs says:
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    Happy Buy-Day Friday Grey!

    A) I need overall run production (OBP included). For the next 2 weeks, please rank: Edwin Rios, Naylor, Galvis, Culberson, France, Longoria, and Jankowski.

    B) If Hoskins were to go on the IL, where would you rank LoMo?

    C) If Hoskins avoids the IL, who looks to be the best IL stash once I activate Kimbrel for ROS? Zimmerman, O’Neill, Lowrie, Stripling, Eickhoff

    NL-Only, 10-TM, H2H, 5×5 (OBP) – $280 Auction (Keep 5)
    CA Smith
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Escobar
    IF E. Rios
    OF Acuña Juña
    OF Harper
    OF Hoskins
    OF Inciarte
    UT Naylor
    B Longoria

    SP Ryu, Corbin, Bauer Mikolas, Wood, Quantrill, Houser
    RP Yates, L. Jackson, J. Wilson, Albers
    IL Kimbrel

    Thanks!!

    • pugs slugs says:
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      Please also add Russell to (B) now that the Cubs just recalled him.

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Sorry, I meant (A).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Russell won’t play or hit

    • pugs slugs says:
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      Duvall was just optioned, so Riley is also a possibility for IL stash.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh on Riley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay, Buyday!

      A. Hmm…Not cream of crop…Longo, Galvis B. Third C. Yuck, I guess Zimmerman

      • pugs slugs says:
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        A. I know they’re not cream of the crop, but these are my last spots, and they all play regularly. I picked up Galvis for Naylor and kept Rios for his possible upside against RHP while Verdugo is out.

        B & C) Looks like Hoskins is going to only miss today. I might just stash Lowrie or O’Neill because they are both $6, and this is a keeper league.

        I appreciate your help! Enjoy your Friday!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Yup

          B. Zimmmerman sounds back sooner

          No problem

    • avogt555 says:
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      1) My SP: Bieber, Cole, Boyd, Darvish, Lynn, Giolito. Would you drop any of them for Quintana?
      2) Would you drop Tauchman for eloy or yaz?
      3) Thx!

  22. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    My bench bat – do I drop Happ or Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  23. Fred says:
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    ROS J Rojas or Happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  24. JP says:
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    How would you rank these OFs going forward:

    Pham, Franmil, Tauchman, W. Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  25. Brett says:
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    Need an opinion 12 team league 260 budget keep 5. Team towards the bottom with nothing to play for has sale and won’t keep him due to his price. Is an offer of kimbrel and Laureano both are 5 keepers for sale fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair

  26. JP says:
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    I mean to include Pollock in that group, so how would your rank these OFs going forward:

    Pham, Pollock, Franmil, Tauchman, W. Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham, Franmil, Tauch

  27. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    First time on west coast. Currently at the SD zoo. I could potentially be bounced from playoffs this weekend, drop JD Davis for McMahon with season on the line?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try it… Enjoy the zoo!

  28. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey, two questions for a dynastyleagueteam.

    First, would you pick up Daniel Murphy with the idea that he will bounce back next year?

    Next, what do you think of this John Berti gun Miami? Seems to hit, run well. Worth a pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, but I think he’s done, but between him and an open spot, why not

      2. He stole 50+ SBs in the minors one year, he can run and has been hitting

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Berti!!!!!!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did he already steal 4 bags?

          • Harley Earl says:
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            No, just fired up for the 29 year old rookie!!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, saving something for his 30s!

  29. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: who ya keeping next year? Glasnow in round 11 or Caleb in round 24?

    Thanks! Just started Blown Away. Borders on snl sketch (when snl sketches were enjoyable)….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Caleb

      Ha re: Blown Away — it’s hilarious but also cool AF

      • Herschel says:
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        Totally….maybe it’s more Christopher Guest than SNL?

        Have you done Letterkenney? Canadian show on Hulu? My current tv obsession….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, haven’t heard of it… Comedy?

          • Herschel says:
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            Yes. Check it out. Trying to think of a comp but nothing really coming to mind….thick canadian accents and quick dialogue make parts of it hard to follow, but definitely worth checking out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Reminded me of this: Been meaning to watch Derry Girls

              • Herschel says:
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                Don’t know it?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Letterkenney? Nah, never heard of it

                  • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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                    Letterkenney is great. It’s a way toned down Trailer Park Boys with much wittier humor and less slapstick and weed haha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah see I never watched Trailer Park Boys either — I’m way behind on recent comedies

                    • herschel says:
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                      very good way of putting it….

  30. Hepcat13 says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Please review this comment in your Jose Ramirez post:
    Crazy J says:
    August 16, 2019 at 10:35 am (link)
    “Name an Ahmed” is one of my favorite games, along with “Can you beat a Kike?”

    This is offensive, childish, ignorant, and trolling. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not someone’s finest attempt at humor, but it’s Friday and I’m going to live and let live — one love

      • DonnieB says:
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        Not being offended is not a human right. Good job,Grey.

  31. Kcc26 says:
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    12 team H2H: someone dropped Lugo after his blowup. Currently own Vazquez, Hendriks, Kennedy and Iglesias

    Worth dropping one of my last starters for him (probably Heaney)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you seem to have enough RPs

  32. aardvark says:
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    Garver or d’arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mitch

  33. DonnieB says:
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    My SP staff in a 12 team keeper league is: Bauer,Buehler,Corbin, Soroka,Gallen,Lucchesi and Matz. Am I in trouble for the stretch run. In first by half a point. The waiver wire has Happ, Yarborough, and Luzardo. Should I make any changes considering keeper league? Thanks.

    Earlier today you thought Springer is a superstar. With a $300 cap, is he a keeper at $33? Great write up always.

  34. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Looking for a streamer for Sunday; and SON’s outputs seem unusual.
    – Boyd and Canning are top 2
    – #5 is Jalen Beebe (who I wouldn’t expect to start; pitched 5 innings on Wed)
    – #9 is Fried (vs LAD)

    Is this “backwards day?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not sure, don’t know who any of them are going against (except Fried), but I don’t trust any of them

  35. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Guess we’ll have to Fun The Jewels fast next year :'( at least hes my keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FTJ — f*ck that jazz

  36. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Help!! Tatis season over. Just as we were making a charge. MI replacements available Please rate. Desperation has set in
    Lugo or Castro ( Detroit)
    Iglesias ( Cincy)
    Panik which is what I’m doing
    Either Crawford (SF or Sea)
    N Lopez (KC)
    Russell (Cubs)
    Marco Hernandez
    Y Sanchez ( W Sox)
    A Nola (Sea)
    Any other schmohawk that might be free in a 15 team redraft roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eek, not great options… I’d try Panik for a few while McNeil’s out or until someone else appears

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        In my league, I just grabbed your boy Berti. Let’s hope he’s as good as Mondesi (my original 2base stealing 2B/SS).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Berti!

        • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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          we’ve all been doing that the last few days due to steals. bout a week or so after deeper league adds (NL only and such). lots of positions, lead off, steals yada yada (OBP is good now too so far)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

  37. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    oh shit, now 2 days in a row with mercado getting jerked around for g.allen. not kewl CLE.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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  38. toolshed says:
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    Daniel murphy our again today. Hate to cut a rockie but he had a nice ju e and was good for parts of July but has been had again in August. Would you cut him for piscotty, toescar, senzel, g allen, adames, urias, margot. I also own pollock so I need another reserve hitter who will be in lineup more than not. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d cut Pollack first for Teoscar

  39. toolshed says:
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    Daniel murphy our again today. Hate to cut a rockie but he had a nice ju e and was good for parts of July but has been bad again in August. Would you cut him for piscotty, toescar, senzel, g allen, adames, urias, margot. I also own pollock so I need another reserve hitter who will be in lineup more than not. Thx

  40. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Its a Christmas Miracle! Hiura is batting 2nd in front of Yelich… he finally did it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  41. LenFuego says:
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    Is it just me, or does every position prospect call-up this year have a minor league line like .322 with 23 HRs and 33 SBs? I mean, like every one. Josh Rojas? I pay attention to prospects as much as any fantasy junkie but who the hell ever heard of him? I’ll tell you who, nobody, that’s who, but that is his line in the minors this year. I mean, sheesh, a few days ago the A’s called up something called Corban Joseph that nobody ever heard of either, and all he hit this year in AAA in 381 at-bats was .371 with 13 HRs. How the hell are you supposed to figure out which of these guys might be worth rostering if they all have slash lines like junior Mike Trouts or George Bretts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, agreed… everyone looks great, but the Prospectnator actually liked Rojas so I was interested…

  42. Cam says:
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    If your buying a bat based on potential to be a difference maker for a playoff run, is Lux the stash? Seems like you’re high on McMahon as well. Luke Voit is also on my WW.

    2nd Question, do you have any expectations for Glasnow this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McMahon in Coors, Lux if up… Glasnow is simply a stash that likely won’t matter this year

      • Cam says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. toolshed says:
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    Read your buy of melancon. The braves signed hechavarria. Maybe he can help defensively while Swanson is out. Maybe some of those grounders that Melancon is generating would get fielded by a shortstop who had more range than Alberto Pujols. Camargo & culberson were playing ss in the games Melancon gave up 4 straight hits

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like how you’re thinking!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or I guess I like how the Braves are thinking — you get credit for relay throw of info

    • toolshed says:
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      Defense is a big part of the game. It amazes me that they dont have any better options internally who is glove first. That’s what’s wrong with today’s game. You dont play if you cant hit 20 hr.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        20? 20 gets you DFA’d

  44. M says:
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    What kind of line do you see for T.Grisham next year? Something comparable to Laureano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems reasonable, maybe a bit more power and AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And less speed

  45. ty says:
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    Buy sell Bitches! My favorite part of Friday. I’m glad I finally know what to do with Segura seeing that I have Polanco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

  46. Russ says:
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    Hey there Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Streamer for tomrrow:

    Lamet @ PHI (Eflin)

    Lyles @ WSH (A.Sanchez)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes…I guess Lamet, no faith tho

  47. KrazyIvan says:
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    I don’t think Bichette has seen a fastball in a week. Noting but sliders and cutters. Better adjust or he just becomes the next Austin Riley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, good point

  48. muskysmell says:
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    Carson Kelly or Francisco Mejia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia

  49. Kyle Eberth says:
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    Logan Webb tomorrow vs Arizona?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  50. Co says:
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    It’s official. May is coming out of the bullpen. Time to cut bait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  51. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    2-1 game. Pittsburgh used Felipe Vazquez in 8th — and used Kena in 9th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was it to face better hitters?

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Pittsburgh up 1-0. 2 on and 1 out. Came in to face Tony Kemp (Lefty), who tripled in 2 runs. Vazquez got out of the inning; then Kena pitched 9th and got the win when Pittsburgh scored 2 in bottom of inning.

        So perhaps it was to get a (difficult) 5 out save.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that seems right… Hurdle’s a madman, but Vazquez is the closer

  52. Primetime says:
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    Drop Domingo Santana for Will Smith?

    I have ozuna Blackmon bellinger marte s castellanos

    I do own Vazquez as a catcher now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need 2 catchers

  53. Gigorilla says:
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    More high scores today.

    Question – Luis Castillo — 4.1 innings/8run/8ER.

    Why are the managers keeping the SP so long to get shelled??

    Don’t get it w/ all the RP on the teams. Please advise back Grey. Thanks.

    • Gigorilla says:
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      Juiced balls, etc, etc, but something seems different now–weird strike zone from the umps?
      Salary cap on SP from the Boras agents??

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        All juiced balls… Teams are hitting 5 HRs a game routinely

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I had Paddack get run over… Was happy to get a Strickland vulture win, but pitching is brutal

      • Gigorillas says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        SP will be more in demand for next year’s rankings.

        Random hopes that SP ranked 30-75 can carry a staff are dashed w/ juiced balls and random Kzones.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or less in demand bc everyone stinks so why bkther

          • Gigorilla says:
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            got that 10-4, but w/ traditional cats, gonna be hard.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              For sure, but SPs won’t suddenly be more reliable… like if you bought Scherzer with a 1st round pick, you haven’t had him for six weeks

        • Gigorilla says:
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          Gonna need top 15 healthy types

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            If you can find em

            • Gigorillas says:
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              Long shots 4sure. The SP mess this year is a mess. Only a couple breakouts, and several deplendables (sic), otherwise a crap shoot.

              • Gigorilla says:
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                Is that a new one — “Deplendable”??

                Like it a lot.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, should be!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                The Deplendables, nice

                • Gigorilla says:
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                  Laughing at myself at that one — Deplendables 1,2,3–
                  a bunch of stud fantasy bloggers looking to start a beginning —- of a conspiracy theory.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    It’s not a conspiracy…if it’s true!

                • Gigorilla says:
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                  Grey — please add that or use that one — glad to contribute

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha, the deplendables is already in my autocorrect now

                    • Gigorilla says:
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                      Jason Statham/ Verlander could be the new Deplendable.

                      Cool.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  54. William Hung says:
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    Prayer circle for JD Davis legging out an infield single and getting pinch ran for – something was tweaked there

    • Gigorilla says:
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      I have JD and Ender

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah saw it, he hurt himself

      • William Hung says:
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        what was funny/not funny was i saw him run and i said to myself, “i think he’s hurt” and then the Mets pinch ran for him and the announcers were saying the Mets wanted more speed, but then changed their tune when they saw the replay and said they saw JD grimace

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah he was clearly hurt

  55. William Hung says:
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    RE: Berti

    Damn – not the offensive explosion in that Rockies game right? Looks like the Marlins blew their offensive load yesterday v. Dodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but we got a couple more in Coors — was a bummer tho

      • William Hung says:
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        RE: Edwin

        The GS that wasn’t… he gets a 2nd chance… i think he’ll serve it up though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he might

  56. krazyivan says:
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    Choo or Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

      • krazyivan says:
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        Thanks,

        Kinda cyclopsing this Emmanuel Clase dude in Texas. 101 mph cutter sounds illegal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I gotta check him out

  57. Tom Markham says:
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    Hi Grey, h2h pts for ROS: Bichette or Corey Seager?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bichette

  58. Tom Markham says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: C.Seager or Bichette?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bichette

  59. brett says:
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    Need some roster help: 12 team daily league with holds and OPS as extra categories. We use QS instead of wins.
    C: Ramos
    1b: P Alonso
    2b: Baez
    SS: Machado
    3b: Urshela
    MI Muncy
    CI Bellinger
    OF Acuna, Hoskins, Mallex, Domingo Santana, Bennitendi
    Util: Currently Empty

    SP: Paddack, Flaherty, Bieber, Gallen
    RP with SP eligibility: Hendriks, Lugo, C Mart
    RP: Pressly, Gallegos, Chapman, Jansen, Bradley
    IL: Dahl, Laureano, Snell, Tatis, Snell

    This is a keeper league and FA can be kept for 5 so if I cut someone they can be a keeper. I need a hitter though with tatis going on the IL. I have a comfortable lead in all hitting counting categories over 2nd. I have the following leads:

    Runs 33
    HR 59
    RBI 91
    SB 11

    I’m close to gaining points in Holds and K’, but can also lose points in holds. I have an 18 roto point lead over second in the standings.

    My questions is do you see someone to cut for a hitter or with my lead would you wait on Laureano? I probably would pick up Mazara, K Seager or Meijia

    Thanks

    • Brett says:
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      I forgot I have Kimbrel on my bench and we only have 3 IL spots so I currently have one of the IL guys on my bench too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… I’d hold for now… Or I’d lose Pressly, he’s been getting blown up… But those options to pick up aren’t great, maybe Mazara

  60. Jammer McSlam says:
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    H2H 12 team 6×6 OBP league.
    My DL are full are we dropping Stanton and Dahl now? Maybe even Mondesi?

    Not in dire need of players, but would stash manana or Jesus in their spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Dahl

  61. Wax says:
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    Would you drop JD Davis and Tauchman for any 2 of the following (H2h points)

    McMahon
    Franmil
    Marwin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, McMahon, Franmil

      • Wax says:
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        Who would you rather add first out of Franmil and McMahon, and who would you drop first out of Tauch and Davis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McMahon (at home), Franmil… Davis if he’s hurt

          • Wax says:
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            It looks like Davis should be fine. So drop Tauch for McMahon?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  62. Watts says:
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    Stream one for next week (H2H points)

    Quantrill @ CIN
    Wood @ PIT
    Means vs KC, vs TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None…Wood

  63. Bath says:
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    Choose one to replace JD Davis

    Brian Anderson
    Arraez
    Yas
    Tauchman
    Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yaz

  64. Nick says:
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    Grey,

    Dynasty team Pitchers

    Hamels, Lucchesi and Alex Young would be expendable
    i can Get Ed Rodriquez, Heaney , Desclafani over them
    and
    RP Archie Bradley (ARI) over Nick Goody would be an evidence
    or Derek LAW (TOR) or Jimenez (DET)or LEclerc (TEX)?

    Hitters : Kris Davis has been a pain to own this season, would you drop him to activate Lourdes Gurriel next week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young for Heaney

      Cant’s drop Khris Davis in a dynasty league

      No idea what you’re asking with the RPs

  65. William Hung says:
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    James McCann or Christian Vazquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  66. Ben says:
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    Keeper league, I’ve got to take Story over Hader and Castellanos, right? Thanks.

    • Ben says:
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      How about J-Ram over Hader and Castellanos? This is a 12 team keep 10.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Story side or J-Ram side are better

    • Ben says:
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      If L. Castillo is included on the Hader side, is that paying too much for either JRam or Story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  67. Max says:
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    Are you starting Marquez vs Mia or Plesac @ NYY today in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German

  68. RotoSlayer says:
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    Who would we rather own Melancon or Oberg? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oberg

  69. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, 5×5 shallow roto Keeper league, a team out of contention has been trying to get my $1 Tatis Jr. from me all season. No interest from me in trading Tatis up until now with the injury. My team is pretty comfortably in first and has been for a bit, but you can never get too comfy in a shallow roto lg until its over. i do have a great and full list of keepers (we can keep up to 10 players, various salary rules but I have Vlad, Tatis, Mondesi, Hiura and Giolito all as $1-$2 keepers and Lindor, Bryce, Springer, Rizzo, Buehler, Nola, Whit, Darvish all as relatively cheap keepers in this league in the $10-$15 range). okay, without more context, thoughts on these potential trades?
    – my $1 Tatis for $1 Bichette and $20 Bieber ($20 is definitely a decent price, definite keeper for next year or two)
    – my $1 Tatis for $3 Eloy and $20 Bieber

    even though I have a pretty decent shot at winning without trading Tatis, I think I should move him to help guarantee championship this year if Im getting a really good return. which leads me to these questions:

    1) should i deal Tatis for either Bichette or Eloy and Bieber? OR should the motto be ‘dont trade Tatis, he is too elite in a keeper’?
    2) if i make the deal, who do you like more ROS Bichette or Eloy? Does that answer change in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Bichette/Bieber

  70. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Grey, shallow 5×5 roto league, im over the projected innings limit by a little, so i can bench guys no problem. with that being the case, would you bench any of the following today? my team is well ahead in Wins, so really im just looking to get Ks and not get ratios blown up.
    – Marquez vs MIA (SON$15)
    – Berrios @ TEX ($12)
    – Ryu @ ATL ($9)

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No reason to risk Marquez

      • Laguna BobbyI says:
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        that’s what i figured. thanks for everything Grey, have a good weekend, well at least until i bug you with more annoying shallow league questions!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  71. Nicholas Grubbs says:
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    Two questions for my H2H weekly lineup league.

    First, would you drop Travis d’Arnaud for Will Smith for this coming week (21)? TB has 7 games this week against two weak rotations but LAD Smith has been “hot schomato”

    Two, would you drop Sean Doolittle for Emilio Pagan? Both teams are in the hunt for the wild card but Doolittle has been so inconsistent and the Pagan usage is up in the air….

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Smith

      Yes, Pagan

      • Nicholas Grubbs says:
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        Thanks! Have a fantastic remainder of your weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  72. hankg says:
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    If Suarez is out for any extended period, who is the best replacement – McMahon, M. Gonzalez, Sano, JD Davis or B. Anderson? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  73. Scuffy McGee says:
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    11 tm keeper roto. Was just approached with Freddie Freeman and Noah/Sale for Bellinger.

    Guessing no-brainer if it is Sale over Noah or would you hold Bellinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale/Freeman sounds good

  74. Bondo says:
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    Choose one in a points league

    JD Davis
    Franmil
    Marwin
    Sano
    Pence
    Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin

  75. Wox says:
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    Need one for Roto

    Sano
    Yaz
    JD Davis
    Pence
    Arraez
    Happ
    Kyle Seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  76. Trader says:
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    Sale, Carrasco, Stanton, Lauerano, the beat goes on.

    Anyone else hating the changes on the espn app? Why change it so late in the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t have the app

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        They prolly changed it for football

  77. For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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    it’s that sale time of year again….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  78. The Harrow says:
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    thank you razzball (starting with ralph maybe 2 years ago, def last year) for telling us to stash y.alvarez for dynasties. i think i only have him in 2 but good god i can’t think of any rookie coming up that wasn’t already a top end drafted guy doing this well ever this fast, this steadily. standard lists outside of prospects live (ralph and friends) or mike here this year had him FAR lower since the “defensive weaknesses” (i.e. horrible at defense, but it’s in the AL so if HOU doesn’t give a shit why should we anyway). p.alonso was also dozens of slots lower than he should’ve been in no small amount of lists since he’s a 1B only guy, but NOT mike (here) nor prospects live.

    • The Harrow says:
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      funniest part is about 1.5 or so months ago when i was having to sell off one of eloy/alvarez/blackman (the latter was probably the hottest hitter in the world at this exact timeframe, but far older of course and the steals left the building a while ago) in a 20 teamer NOBODY went after alvarez. i clearly wanted to sell blackman out of that group and did. one bad part, now i have 2 LF only guys at most (hopefully alvarez doesn’t end up with only DH in yahoo, but obviously should)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been pretty sweet

  79. Bax says:
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    Rank em (h2h points)

    Marwin
    Sano
    McMahon
    JD Davis

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      jd davis first if not longer term hurt, sano can’t be super high from the K’s (assuming standard points type league, but obv HR upside puts him i’d think ahead of mcmahon, until i went and looked at his last few days), marwin probably has the highest floor and lowest ceiling.
      the shallower the league the lower marwin would be, deeper higher. sano when hot and in shallow league could be 1st too.
      davis, mcmahon (while at home, on road he’s at least 1 slot lower), sano, marwin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD if healthy, McMahon (home), Marwin

  80. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    cooper woke up again, been dead for probably at least a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coors helps

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        oh yeah, that probably explains all of it, i forgot that (while somehow also having it VERY aware in my mind of berti @ COL, along with b.anderson)

  81. Wox says:
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    Doolittle melts down again… drop him for Jimenez or Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jimenez

  82. William Hung says:
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    Are we running to pick up Daniel Hudson and Matt Albers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albers

  83. William Hung says:
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    Are we running to pick up Daniel Hudson and Matt Albers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albers

      • William Hung says:
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        Dang it – I missed on Albers but I got Hudson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly tomato/tomahto

          • William Hung says:
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            I think Hudson might have more chances just cause Doolittle himself admitted to feeling less than 100% so I think at the very least Hudson is in on days after Doolittle pitches

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t buy they’re skipping Rodney and Strickland every time for Hudson

              • William Hung says:
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                We will find out this week – Doolittle is on the IL

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup, agreed

  84. The Other JC says:
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    The bot loves Canning v Cease and the WSox. Quality start even. Having a hard time pulling the trigger on him given his short outings. Trust it or try Martin Perez at Texas (Lynn). Neither seem good but tied for QS and Wins this week. Ratios do not matter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning

  85. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey,

    5×5 Category 10 Team OBP Keeper League

    Better stash for next year G. Lux or D. Swanson? I presently have both but was thinking about dropping one for M. Yas…

    Also, A. Houser, D. Lamet or K. Gibson ROS?

    Thank you in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lux

      Lamet

      • Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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        Would you keep Swanson too then or pick up Yaz?

        Lastly, is K. Tucker a stash or utilize a player like M. Yas or M. Tauchman? I presently have M. Tauchman and K. Tucker but thinkingabout dropping Tucker for Yas.

        Thanks again Grey! Its great that you and this site are available even on weekends for your loyal followers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Yaz

          Forget Tucker

          No problem

  86. Trader says:
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    Limping into our 12 teamer h2h playoffs. Trading C Santana for Sale two weeks ago the latest twist of the knife. “You stole him” became “he is done”.

    Need to make some fundamental decisions with my staff. Holds and saves are separate categories. I was punting saves using Lugo and N Anderson for holds. But, ya know, The Mets! So can not tell if I should stay the course or switch gears and figure Lugo will get more saves and add closers (closers in waiting). Or add Strickland for holds and possible closer role down the stretch. Ugh

    My staff:
    Morton, Bieber, Castillo, Berrios, Paddack and Lucchesi
    Anderson and Lugo

    Wire: Jimenez, LeClerc, Oberg, Strickland, Dyson, Knitzler, Diekman, Duffey,

    Archer, Gibson, J Gray (any better than Lucchesi?)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, that sucks

      I’d stay course with Anderson and Lugo

      Lucchesi is a home starter, wouldn’t trust him anywhere else — but don’t exactly trust those other 3 either

      • Trader says:
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        Thanks! I feel better about adding bullpen support around Lugo and Anderson than rolling the dice with those other starters. Now just need to decide on saves v holds guys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why not do both?

          • Trader says:
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            Grabbed Strickland and LeClerc.

            Both risky but both have had their moments as closers. Last three weeks they have looked solid. Hudson and Jimenez still on the wire if they falter.

            Thanks!

            • Grey

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              Makes sense

              • Trader says:
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                Thanks for the help. Oddly enough, owners dropped both Melancon and Rogers today. No doubt the Twins bullpen is fluid but I was surprised. Stay with Strickland, LeClerc, Lugo and Anderson or swap Rogers for one? I can’t add Melancon as I think he will hand that over soon enough.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Rogers over Strickland

  87. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up! I’m ramping up for the end of the season, and mostly concerned for making the championship and adding studs or stashing valuable players.

    I’m in a redraft 10 team, h2h, standard 5×5 category league:

    Batters and pitchers available:
    -Mike Yazstremski
    -Kevin Pillar
    -Ramon Laureano (just dropped)
    -Adam Civale
    -Logan Webb
    -Mike Pineda

    A few of my batters/pitchers… do you make any moves?
    -Tauchman
    -Kingery
    -Brian Anderson
    -Steve Matz
    -Aaron Sanchez
    -Yonny Chirinos (you think he comes back and makes
    Any sort of impact?)

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SPs depend on matchups, but Civale or Pineda over Sanchez seems like it makes sense — have no faith in Yonny — Yaz over Anderson

  88. krazyivan says:
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    So far in the second half of the season this player has a:

    15% Walk rate 22.7% line drive rate 33.3% HR/FB rate 54.7% Hard hit rate- and hits on a good team.

    The strikeout rate is always bad but it just doesn’t scare me off from the plate production. Get Miguel Sano, the sooner the better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  89. Wox says:
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    Would you add Albers or Jimenez for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jimenez

  90. Con says:
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    Would you start Means vs KC tomorrow in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Means

  91. krazyivan says:
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    Looking ahead to first week of H2H playoffs. Scrounged hard to represent with my SP’s after losing Carrasco and Montas during the season. Unfortunately this looms for three of my WW pickups.

    Gallen vs Dodgers
    Yarbrough @ Astro’s (facing Verlander)
    Lamet vs Dodgers.

    Of the three I can only see starting Gallen even though Yarbrough looks like an ace recently. I could just drop Lamet to stream, sit Yarbrough and start Gallen. Wise or unwise?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamet at home? Seems fine… I’d worry more about Gallen — Yarbrough seems like an obvious sit, but with how well he’s pitching, damn…

      • krazyivan says:
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        Lamet is at home, as is Gallen. Yarbrough is the only road dog.
        The other decision I’ve got to make is what to do with Lucchesi during the first week of playoff season. He has a juicy matchup @SF that week. It just seems he is really slacking off to end the season. He basically a slower version of John Means right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lucchesi is a start at home guy

          I’d start Lamet at home and Gallen

          • krazyivan says:
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            Thanks. Lamet pitched good yesterday in Philly. The HR he gave up to Realmuto was a fastball that he missed bad with. The rest of the way he was pretty filthy.

            Gallens ability to keep the ball in the yard is unbelievable. A 7% HR/FB rate in the year of the happy fun ball is remarkable. I’m sure there’s a fair share of luck in that but might as well ride it through.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, and I hear ya on Lamet

  92. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please select top 3 starts?
    Mckay home vs Sea
    Hamels home vs SF
    Matz home vs Clev
    Paddack at Cincy
    Caleb at Atl
    Maeda home vs Tor
    Marquez at Stl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McKay, Matz, Maeda…Mmm…

  93. Danny says:
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    Sup grey
    Any idea for Aquino # of homers expectations in a full season in 2020?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      6,500

  94. John says:
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    Would you start Quantrill @ CIN this week? (H2H points)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  95. pugs slugs says:
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    NL-Only H2H

    My pitching is: 2 W, 55 Ks and 5.20/1.30
    His ERA/WHIP is : 3W, 20 Ks and 5.06/1.31

    He is starting Gonsolin @ATL and Vargas vs. SD.

    I am debating starting Wood vs. STL. SON has him at -7.6, but there’s a chance he still pitches better than 5.20/1.30 to lower my ratios. Since Ws are a stretch, and there are no need for Ks, should I sit him?l

    I also have RPs: Yates, Kimbrel (if activated), Phelps, Albers, and J. Wilson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit him

  96. pugs slugs says:
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    I was thinking the same thing, but I tend to analyze too much.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  97. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I know it’ll be a guess, but if/when do you expect my ex-pitchers (still unclaimed to return.
    – Robby Ray
    – Snell
    – Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      – Robby Ray – Sept 1st
      – Snell – 15th
      – Doolittle – 1st

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        So you think all may have value (and viable to stash Doolittle and Ray)?

        Snell, Ion the other hand, would then be on a pitch count with no more than 1,2 useful starts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know if any will have value, just guessing at their returns

  98. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! SON really hates Nola @ BOS next week (negative $4). Would you start both Odorizzi v CWS ($20.4) and Plesac v KC ($12.4) over Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  99. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    It would have sounded ridiculous few weeks ago, but should I cut Hoskins for Marwin Gonzales or (if he’s healthy), JD Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        How about Trauman vs Marwin or JD Davis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trauman?

          • Norman Ginsberg says:
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            Tauchman (not close enough, I guess).

            To me, he’s typical of a guy who has an initial unexpected early hot stretch and really isn’t that good. I had him on all four of my teams; one cut so far (for Mallex).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tauchman was good vs. O’s, but everyone is

              • Norman Ginsberg says:
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                Do you agree that we may have seen his best (Baltimore has gone until 2020) and that he could be reasonably dropped for JD Davis or Marwin?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Seems fine for either, I’d go Marwin 1st

              • Norman Ginsberg says:
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                Do you agree that we may have seen his best (Baltimore has gone until 2020) and that he could be reasonably dropped for JD Davis or Marwin?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Seems fine for either, I’d go Marwin 1st

  100. pugs slugs says:
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    NL-Only H2H

    Current CLs: Yates and Kimbrel
    RPs: Albers, Strickland, J. Wilson.

    A. Would you pick up B. Shaw, Rodney, or Jeffress over any of my RPs? I prefer guys most likely to get Saves. I’m guessing Show or Rodney over J. Wilson as Albers might get Save opps, and Strickland might be in the mix as well with Doo”very”little is on the IL, and D. Hudson has pitched a ton this year.

    B. Please rank as possible replacements for Harper: Naylor, G. Cooper, Duvall, Hasely, and N. Walker

    Quick Note: Naylor was holding his abdomen/rib cage during his most recent AB. Didn’t look comfortable, so I’d probably hold off on him until further notice.

    • pugs slugs says:
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      Update on Harper: He left due to dehydration. Phew!

      Would you roster any from B. over Galvis or Longoria at this point? I would think Cooper if he gets everyday ABs. Not sure what the situation will be with Walker back.

    • pugs slugs says:
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      J. Garcia was also dropped. Closer Monkey has him at the top of the 3-man committee (Garcia, Quijada, Stanek) while FanGraphs has Garcia at the bottom.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Forget Jarlin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Shaw over Wilson B. Cooper, Duvall

      • pugs slugs says:
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        So both Cooper and Duvall over Longoria and Galvis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cooper over Galvis

          • pugs slugs says:
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            Got it. I ended up dropping Longo for Moran since PIT and CIN are both playing tomorrow. I’ll pick up Cooper for Galvis tomorrow morning.

            Duvall will probably get claimed off of waivers, and I don’t need his power right now for my next two match ups.

            I went ahead and picked up Shaw for the upcoming road trip. He might be the next option with Davis’ beating today, and I’ll ride it till further notice.

            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  101. Gotime says:
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    Need a batty call for next week in a H2H weekly lock
    Murphy 3 @ Ari 4 @ Stl
    Tauchman 3 @ Oak 3 @ LAD
    Nunez 3 vs KC 4 vs 4 TB
    Santander 3 vs KC 4 vs TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

  102. Max says:
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    Blown save for Jimenez and another save for Melancon. We still like Jimenez over Melancon long-term or no?

    • Max says:
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      Or would you add Hudson from that Nats? I just don’t trust Jimenez to get many save chances compared to the other guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Melancon

  103. Glad says:
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    Tough day for Wood today. Do you see starting him next weekend @ PIT? H2h points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t own him

  104. hondo says:
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    I guess Moose found out I was eyeing Kyle Seager this weekend.If the Brewers weren’t at @CIN and @Coors the final week of Septemeber I probably would have made the switch.
    It’s nice having a bye locked up, I get my spinal surgery done then have almost 2 weeks to get off the dope before my playoffs start.You’ll probably want to ignore any of my posts the first 2 weeks of September.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be well! Good luck with the surgery!

      • hondo says:
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        Thanks! 2 weeks to go.Peace.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. William Hung says:
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    Should we be adding Bryan Shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not own him

      • William Hung says:
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        Who would you think closes things cause Wade Davis sucks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shaw, Estevez or McGee

  106. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Eaton gotta be owned, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d think so

  107. Hello Rockview says:
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    I’m in a 10 team head to head league. We can keep up to 12 players and
    I am currently in first place. I was offered a trade of Berrios for Paddack. The other owner is in a rebuild. Would you make that deal?

    Thanks

    Here’s my team.
    C realmuto
    1b Jose Abreu
    2b DJ
    3b Bregman
    SS bogaerts
    of JD
    OF Soto
    OF kepler
    Util Rendon
    Util Y. Gurriel
    Bench – H. Dozier, F. Reyes, M. Smith, Domingo
    SP – Sale, Bauer, Flaherty, Nola, Paddack, Maeda, Hendricks, Lester, Gallen, Wheeler
    RP – Hand, Yates, Neris, Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can keep Berrios? Sure, it’s a no brainer

  108. Elwood Blues says:
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    Logan Webb, SF, worth a flier in an NL Only 5×5 keeper league.. minimum bid is $5, is he worth it at that price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Out of how many $? Do you have to keep him? Seems like it’s fine to see what you get this year, I just grabbed him for $14

      • Elwood Blues says:
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        I have $20 out pf $50 left.. if I don’t keep him .. And don’t mlwant him on my roster next year.. I’d have to buy him out.. costing me money off my $260 salary

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, then don’t touch him

  109. Elwood Blues says:
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    NL Only 5×5 12 teamer building for next year.. would you give up Trea (can keep at $15 for just 1 more year) for Tatis who would be $5 next year and $15 each of the next 3 after that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Out of how many $? Do you have to keep him? Seems like it’s fine to see what you get this year, I just grabbed him for $14

  110. avogt555 says:
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    1) Would you drop Boyd, Darvish, Lynn or Giolito for Quintana?
    2) would you drop Tauchman for eloy or yaz?
    3) thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Lynn
      2. Eloy

  111. Kimby says:
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    Stream one

    Quantrill @ CIN
    ReyLo @ MIN, vs TEX
    Joe Ross @ PIT, @ CHC
    Houser @ STL
    Folty @ NYM
    Allard VS LAA, @ CWS
    Brock Burke vs LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None…Allard

  112. Crazy J says:
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    UGH! When you lose Mondesei, Tatis Jr, and Segura is a drop… Peraza time??

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