It’s always hard to know if a major league manager is being sly or stupid. Guessing stupid gets you right at least 75% of the time, sly is 24%. This time Maddon might be in the 1%. Maddon seemed to indicate Jo Adell was nowhere on the radar. Was he being sly, stupid or the rare 1%? The 1% happens when someone is injured and a prospect just needs to be called up twisting the manager’s arm. Thankfully, it wasn’t Shohei Ohtani’s arm that was twisted; enough has happened to that. So, Jo Adell was called up, seemingly to replace Brian Goodwin (hopefully). Prospect Itch wrote about 1,000 words on Jo Adell at his Jo Adell fantasy (which included Luis Robert — hum-ma-na). I wrote a few Jo Adell preseason outlook posts — one last year, one during shutdown. If you’re the type who doesn’t want to look at long-form writing and prefers a quick, “Give me the Cliff Notes, dude. I ain’t got time for work.” Pick him up. Everywhere. He’s. So. Good. I’m Giving. Him. The. One. Sentence. Treatment. For. Emphasis. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shohei Ohtani – Diagnosed with a Grade 1-2 forearm strain. Grade 1 is bad; Grade 2 is significant; Grade 3 is “What’s Dr. Andrews doing online shopping for Ferraris while I’m in his office?” This ends Ohtani’s pitching for this season, which is actually a good thing for fantasy. In my opinion (which is what you get at Razzball, so I’m not sure why I’m pointing it out), Ohtani is much more valuable as only a hitter. When can he hit again with a forearm strain? I don’t know, I’m, get this, not a doctor. He can hit with the strain, hopefully soon.

Nomar Mazara – 0-for-1 as he was activated from the IL and pinch-hit. Not to get in the business of real life GM’ing like every nerd on Twitter — we’re fantasy baseball nerds, not real baseball nerds; big difference! — but the White Sox should trade Mazara for a solid, if unremarkable starter like Mike Fiers.

Luis Robert – 1-for-3, 2 runs and 2 steals (2, 3), hitting .350. *picking petals from a daisy* Lou Bob loves me, he loves me a lot, he loves me, he loves me a lot…Oh my God, it’s a lot!

Yoan Moncada – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .351. He’s averaging around .410 BABIP across two seasons. Essentially that means, he’s hitting bloopers to the 2nd baseman, a squirrel is jumping up and biting the 2nd baseman’s nuts, and the ball is falling in for a single. For two years.

Carlos Rodon – Left with shoulder soreness. Rodon him obsolete.

Leury Garcia – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .364. Find a hotter schmotato, I’ll wait (I won’t wait).

Brett Anderson – 3 IP, 2 ER as he was activated from the IL. B.A. Brokeass.

Shelby Miller – Opted out of playing this year. Coincidentally, teams also opted out of playing him.

Eddy Alvarez – Called up and will play 2nd base the rest of the season for the Marlins. Last year, he went 12/12/.323 in Triple-A, but, before we start touching each other’s nipples at what could be, he’s 30 years old and a little past his sell-by date. Fine in NL-Only leagues. Also, playing for the Miami Misfit Toys will be:  Jordan Yamamoto, Jorge Guzman, Nick Vincent, Josh Smith, Ryan Lavarnway, Logan Forsythe, Justin Shafer, Richard Bleier, James Hoyt, Brian Moran, and Mike Morin. I believe a few of those were made up. You can sorta see they ran out of made-up names towards the end:  “Um, Moran and…Morin. Yeah, that’s the ticket.” Not sure who needs to hear this, but strip clubs and casinos aren’t clean when there’s no pandemic. Can’t players sneak off to a car wash? By the way, Marlins say they left their hotel only to get milk. They should get Melky Cabrera to build them a website that says in giant Geocities font, “The Marlins hotel doesn’t carry milk.”

Joey Votto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, returning from the IL as he tested negative for Covid and positive for the Triple Crown!

Nick Senzel – Scratched due to a sprained finger. Maybe stop scratching!

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer. Looks like the Greek God of Hard Contact didn’t need Chicago or the Billy Goat Tavern to unleash his long distance disco flies.

Zach Plesac – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.80 vs. Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.96. Give me all the shares of both of these pitchers. Please, Zach Plesac (almost palindrome!) and my boy, Sonny Gray — muah!

Ramon Laureano – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal, hitting .324. Imagine not loving this guy. Every morning I wake, put lipstick on my index finger and thumb and hand kiss Nomar Onaerual on my mirror.

Frankie Montas – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.25. Wanted Montas in the preseason, but don’t think I own him in any league. Any league at least where I need to change the lineup. I’ve forgotten more Best Ball leagues than you’ve drafted.

Khris Davis – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .125. Damn, he looks terrible, or slightly better than Pete Alonso.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Wow, a scientist just handed me this stack of note paper saying this was the formula for the Covid vaccine. I better take extra special care with it, so I’m going to casually leave it by this open window–NOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Chris Owings – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Don’t reward Bud Black for being stupid and playing Owings over Hampson! C’mon, karma, use your power for evil!

Jairo Diaz – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd save in as many games, ERA at 1.69. He appears to be the closer, but show me a Jairo and a pitcher in Coors, and I will write you a tragedy.

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .333. Here’s me holding a bat signed by his grandfather, as I make my pitch to the Marlins.

Chadwick Tromp – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. No, it makes no sense and, yes, his name will never stop making me laugh, but a hot schmotato in Coors? To see what you need to do, you don’t need a diploma from Tromp University.

Gio Urshela – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .300. Feels like he has Gleyber’s voodoo magic this year. Hit that curveball, Jobu-shela!

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA 2.55. MLB screaming to the heavens, “Send us a sign if you don’t think it’s safe to play baseball!” *pandemic, hurricanes* MLB, “Nothing, huh?”

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .412. Mea culpa, my glow-stick-toting DJ brethen. I get it. You are having a career renaissance and it wasn’t just last year. You don’t have to keep proving me wrong.

Brett Gardner – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Damn, I almost made him a batty call, but I didn’t pull the trigger. Gardner appears to be a hot schmotato, but the Yankees are off today, and you can’t hold someone like him in daily leagues without a game. Pick him up right before his Wednesday doubleheader.

Spencer Howard – Under consideration to start Sunday vs. the Braves. You have to know how aggressive you need to be to grab him in your league; he could be the best starter called up this year. Which could mean 40 IP of ace pitching, or one start then the Phils need to sit out for 3 weeks. Ya know, 2020.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer. They call him Bruce! (Because that’s his name.)

Rich Hill – Hit the IL with shoulder soreness. It is a modern wonder of the world that Rich Hill can ever get out of bed without hurting himself.

Lewis Thorpe – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.12. Twins’ rookie, Thorpe, throws 89 MPH. More like Lewis Twerp! I owned him! High-five me! No? Okay. He gets by with offspeed stuff, and usually has solid command, but none of it has connected yet. Can cyclops, but I’d be worried about a roofie until we see more.

Cole Tucker – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he played center field. Irrelevant for fantasy, but the Pirates taking who is a solid prospect because of his glove at short, and moving him to the outfield so they can start Erik Gonzalez is just the kind of move you expect from the Pirates.

Alec Mills – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.38. I nearly streamed him, but couldn’t pull the trigger. Streamonator has him lined up for this weekend vs. the Cards so we’ll see if that even happens.

Rowan Wick – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00 and his 2nd save. Will you look at this? It’s almost like there’s normalcy with closers. Except for the fact that Wick pitched in the 8th, which was likely unnecessary and now he’ll be too tired to go again today, so David Ross will prolly go back to Kimbrel to confuse the mound with a Port-a-Potty.

Trent Grisham – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .293. I’ve been telling you to get this guy for the last eight months, and that’s not an exaggeration.

Wil Myers – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .282. Two scientists in a lab look up from their test tubes. “It can’t be right.” “But we’ve done the calculations dozens of times and each time it tells us the same…” They look at each other, and simultaneously say, “…To stop Covid, Wil Myers has to win the NL MVP.”

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .279. FTJ! Fun the Jewels fast!

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.65. The Padres are such a fun club. I could watch them all day, except when they’re in my market and games are blacked out! Eff you, MLB!

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .240. I know he’s been struggling, but I wasn’t sure how badly. After I saw he homered, I looked at his numbers. Struggling? He’s hitting almost a hundred points better than Pete Alonso!

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Get hot, you bastage!

Mike Soroka – Torn Achilles and done for the season. Something I said in one of the 1st podcasts we recorded when the season started back up, and something I still haven’t heard much about: It’s not just Covid, none of these guys have had the proper ramping up to the season, and they’re all prone to injuries. Not just Rich Hill.

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .400. Let’s hope he gets traded to Arizona at some point just for the giggles of hearing the French Terminator, d’Arnaud say, “I’ll be d’back.”

Amed Rosario – Left with quad tightness. Why do injuries have to happen on Monday right after lineups lock? Like we don’t have enough players not playing. Andres Gimenez could see some short-term playing time, and is likely better with the bat than Amed, but I don’t own him! In fairness, Gimenez might just be good for some steals and an occasional home run (for this year).

Robinson Cano – Out with groin tightness. Sounds like an issue with his pants.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.12. He’s now hitting a new high of 101 MPH regularly. Amazing how much hot air from the fans was slowing down his fastball.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .219. Fun fact! His full name is Wilson R Amos Cookies. He’s named after his belly.

Jack FlahertyCards/Tigers four-game series was postponed as I supposed it would. Much like the antibodies, the DET-STL just wasn’t in the Cards.

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great report, loved it to bits!

    a. Rodon sounds like someone from Arkansas saying ‘You’re done’ right?

    b. You know who thought up the names Moran and Morin, right? A moron, just swapping out vowels like we used to do as kids!

    c. Gonna start calling him Pee Wee Pete Alonso until he gets the message, though he did walk 3 times yesterday so it’s probably that they’re pitching him garbage.

    d. On LeMahieu, with Judge hitting HRs like crazy in front of him, he’s getting fed a lot of fastballs because the philosophy is don’t let base runners get on in front of the judge. Btw, Judge was guilty recently of baseball manslaughter – he murderin’ dem balls, man!

    e. Also, woke up with a sore shoulder. Just rubbed some robatussin into it – all good. Over to you, Rich. Dropped him into oblivion – most likely forever will never add him or draft him.

    f. I know it wasn’t asked for but I have a great new term to add.

    NONS=Never Own Never Start for pitchers that you will never own and never start. Not bad, right? It would be my first entry and I’ve been here since 2014-ish I think?

    g. Got Casey Mize and Monte on both teams in my 2 RCLs so am stoked about that. Can’t have a team with 100% dart throws and 100% hot rookies ’cause that would be untenable but if you did you wouldn’t be that bad.

    h. MLB quote of the day for August 4, 2020

    ‘Had I been elected after my death, I had made arrangements that my name never be placed in the Hall of Fame.’

    Howard Earl Averill, aka ‘The Earl of Snohomish’. Why the nickname? ’cause whites are kind of geeky with the nickname stuff. He was from Snohomish, WA. Averill was famous for two things.

    1. He is still Cleveland’s all-time leader in total bases, RBI and triples. He remains 3rd in hits and doubles and fourth in HR and walks. [For a guy who played just 11 years with Cleveland, I was shocked.]

    2. He is also famous for hitting the line drive that broke Dizzy Dean’s toe. He went from a 24-game winner to just a 4-game winner when he needed to adjust his delivery because of the broken toe, then he damaged his arm and retired at the age of 31! All from one line drive!

    His 162-game average.

    701 PA, 617 AB, 119 R, 196 H, 39 2B, 12 3B, 23 HR, 113 RBI, 75 BB, 50 K, .318/.395/.534 slash line, 133 OPS+, 329 TB

    His best year, you ask? 1936 probably when he finished 3rd in the MVP voting.

    682 PA, 614 AB, 136 R, 232 H, 39 2B, 15 3B, 28 HR, 126 RBI, 65 BB, 35 K, .378/.438/.627 slash line, 157 OPS+, 385 TB

    Not bad, he was elected into baseball’s HOF in 1975, thankfully 8 years before he died. God knows what would have happened if he were elected AFTER he died (see the quote above for reference.).

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha

      B.Yup!

      C. I know, he’s killing me

      D. Ha

      E. Ya know, Cougs has frozen shoulder, maybe you have the same

      F. Did you go to a school where NONS taught? You’ve only been here since 2014? How could that me

      G. You can if they’re good!

      H. That’s a great quote!

  2. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    “who the F is Todd Grisham”?

    League boss sent me a text after i drafted Trent in March, thankyou sir:)

    14 Team league w/ton of pitching categories.

    QS, HLD, SV, SVH, Ks, and wins are big points

    SP: Snell, Glasnow, Odorizzi, J. James (only RP eligible on Fantrax), Lynn, Gallen, Bassitt (thanks), Maeda

    RP: N. Anderson, Diego Castillo (Rays party), Petit, Stammen, and Thorpe (not pretty).

    WTF, no closer i guess? I’m 8-3 in first place. RP situation is irritating.

    Fantrax top available RPs:
    S. Romo, J. Hernandez, Soria, Jeffress, Gott, T.Williams, B.Smith??, O.Drake (not a third TB on my roster), Sulser, Wick, T.Alexander, N. Goody, and many, many, more.

    I have $250 FA cash (min.$10 bid). AND a headache sorting through all of them.

    Saves/and or holds, which names should i go after??

    Thankyou

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go after Gott, Wick and Romo

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Thankyou. I’ve FA bids for each but couldn’t decide

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        All 3 or in that order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who is Todd Grisham?

      Wick, Gott, Sulser

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        That was the point, my league admim had no idea who he was in March.

        Now he wants to trade me for him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            Good to drop thorpe and pickup wick/gott?

            Or give Thor(p) another chance?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes — Wick

        • Hebrew Hammer says:
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          He saw T. Grisham was drafted by me and decided to name him Todd.

          Kind of jest towards me implying who the F did i draft, never heard of him?

          He tried going through waivers this weekend but saw i had taken Grey’s advice:)

          Koudos for your preseason advice on him!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, nice!

  3. Jaco says:
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    I stayed up til three cus I was anticipating the Adell acquisition so much—just found out i lost the faab bid by a dollar. Gonna go ahead and fall asleep to some Adele now smh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy ur morning!!!!!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ouch, that hurts Jaco!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, you too!

  4. braves uk says:
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    Streamed Chadwick Tromp…!

    Possibly my favourite ever hitter stream..!

    Just to say thanks, you are the best!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  5. Taylor Sims says:
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    Jansen or d’Arnaud ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      d’Arnaud for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey!

    1. With Burnes following Anderson yesterday, are you dropping him (Burnes) in 12 teamers?

    2. Saw an interesting comment about Leury doing the Ketel Marte, you think there’s any truth to that? Leary’s really cut his K rate , increased walks, and is hitting the ball hard. Very reasonable babip too…

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Yeah lose him
      2. Eh, call me skeptical

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agree with DT

      2. Meh, not long term, I’d go one day at a time with him

  7. LOLmets says:
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    Not to toot my own horn (HONK HONK!) but here’s what I said about Luis Robert on your July 7th post.

    “In a 60 game season here’s a batty call. Luis Robert will be the number 1 overall fantasy player. He will have an insanely hot start like Puig did when he first joined the league, and pitchers won’t figure out how to get him out in time for a correction.

    All in Luis Robert”

    That’s myself, quoting myself.

    • Cram It says:
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      Is the 60 games up yet? Is Robert the #1 overall fantasy player? You’re acting like no one thought he was going to be good, especially around here. I’m confused as to which part of your quote you’re tooting your horn about after 10 games.

      • LOLmets says:
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        He’s hitting .350 with power and speed lol. Please stop responding to my comments. I don’t like you and nobody else does either.

        • Cram It says:
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          LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

        • William Hung says:
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          shots. fired.

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          can’t fault this statement, but why even respond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  8. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Choice this week
    Morton two starts..Boston and Yanks or Kelly one start @ SD
    Thanks. My all Razzball team in first by a lot. LRob and Laureano leading the way

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go Morton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

      Good to see you, hope you’re well!

      • Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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        All is good. Keeping my compromised immune system ass in the house. Stay safe out there

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, be safe!

  9. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    Who’s going to take Soroka’s spot?

    Folty, Ian Anderson, Tucker Davidson?

    Who is with the speculative add?

    Thanks

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Tomlin or Tyler Matzek is my guess.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tomlin wouldn’t surprise me either

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ian Anderson could be a fun one, probably the guy I’d throw a dart at in deeper leagues

      • Lil Petey says:
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        Loved him in Jethro Tull, plays a mean flute.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • 183414 says:
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          Saw Tull in Miami 1970, before starting law school at U of Miami. Aqualung.

      • 183414 says:
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        Jethro Tull, you mean.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping for Bryse — maybe Folty again, but seems doubtful…Anderson is spec add in deep leagues

  10. DonnieB says:
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    Mr. Tromp has to be a winner . Right? He is related to the nation’s greatest President ever. He needs a Make the Rockies Great Again hat!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  11. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    be funny if the only way the service time issue gets resolved is if it turns out that carlson and monte actually set up these STL/MIA corona cases, get caught doing this, and at their trials (we’ll assume somebody dies from each team in order to get these trials) regular people freak out as to just how F’d this is and why their motives would even exist; MLB to save face has to instantly agree to remove them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that scenario turned dark

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        yeah it’d be a true crime deal, showing how utterly crazy service time is and what it might do to the players trying to get past that. MLB wouldn’t be able to associate themselves with this crap anymore.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  12. Dong Show says:
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    Cut Hosmer (tired of waiting for him and Bell is hurting me right now) and grab Wil Meyers or Votto

    Thanks Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Votto for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

    • 183414 says:
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      In what leagues would Votto or Myers ever be available now ? Do they pay money ?

  13. Cram It says:
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    Did you almost stream Mills in ‘Perts? I thought about it for 2 days before pulling the trigger, so thanks for deciding against it. Cram It on the rise!

    • William Hung says:
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      ya gotta toot your own horn

      • Cram It says:
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        Talking smack is what I do. At least it’s evidence-based.

      • scoboticus says:
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        Of course, because ya might be asymptomatic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, that was the league — had loaded him up and didn’t want to risk it

  14. dr chym says:
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    Honest question…. how long were you waiting for Nolan’s first HR so you could say the vaccine blew out the window? Since March or April?

    It was the right thing to do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You gotta hold some back, right?

  15. Dancin Homer says:
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    Good morning!

    Feels almost like a real baseball season and it’s raining prospect call-ups!

    I previously had Howard, but then dropped him for Mize since the Phillies stopped playing baseball. Now, it’s looking like he’ll get back up this weekend.

    My roster is below (12-team, 6×6 Roto redraft league) got 2 questions:

    1.) do you drop anyone for Howard?
    2.) Benintendi was dropped; would you put in a claim for him? If so, who to drop?

    C. Contreras
    1B. Bellinger
    2B. K. Marte
    3B. Benintendi
    SS. Correa
    IF: Villar
    OF: Judge, Kyle Lewis, Franmil Reyes
    UTL: Adell
    Bn: Kyle Tucker, Joc Pederson, Monte Harrison

    SP: Bieber, Berrios, G. Marquez, Urias, Robbie Ray, Canning, Merrill Kelly, Carlos Martinez
    RP: Hader, Workman, Wick
    IL: Wade Davis, Alex Wood
    NA: Mize

    Thanks as always

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Eh, could try him over CMart if you want
      2. I’d swap Tucker out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over CMart

      2. Meh, he looks terrible

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        thanks Donkey & Grey,

        I just looked at Benintendi’s stats… wow has he been BAD! guess i’ll hold off on him for now.

        Looks like Kikuchi is also available, better to snag him for his start on Friday v. COL or stash Howard?

        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kikuchi

      • 183414 says:
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        Ray looks godawful. Giving up pretty quick on CMart. Don’t agree.

  16. Jr says:
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    I know itch is the prospect guy but wanted to see what you think as well. Guy is offering me Brendan McKay for my Brad hand in a 10 team h2h dynasty league. I’m out of it this year, but if I do this I’m stuck with McKay for the next 3 years or get a penalty for dropping him. We have deep rosters with every team keeping at least 20 players.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take McKay

      • Jr says:
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        Thanks DT! You think he’s safe enough to commit to the next 3 years on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — no, not safe to commit 3 years to him — commit one year

      • Jr says:
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        Can’t commit to 1 year. He’s already tagged for a specific amount of time. It’s a funky setup.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then what are your options?

          • Jr says:
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            Keep hand for year to year or trade him for McKay, but get locked into McKay for 3 years.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t love McKay for 3 years

              • Jr says:
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                Thanks! I didn’t either, that’s why I wanted to ask. Appreciate the help!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  17. Sam says:
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    I have Sean Murphy, someone just dropped will smith… worth the swap?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I would.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Knoche

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  18. RoarOf84 says:
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    Adell or Carlson as my OF6 (start 4)? It’s a keeper league too. Not sure if that will play in to things too much.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Adell since hes up.

      I’d do everything I could to roster both in a keeper though. Carlson could be up if/when the Cards start playing over the weekend…

      • RoarOf84 says:
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        I would if I could, but I already have a lot of options for my 4 OF + U spot (Acuna, Soto, Castellanos, Lourdes, Grisham, Carlson/Adell, Ohtani).

        • RoarOf84 says:
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          If Carlson does get a call up soon and we’re talking about relatively equal timetables, Adell over him still?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adell over Carlson

      • 183414 says:
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        Disagree.

        • 183414 says:
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          Respectfully disagree

          • Dave D says:
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            I disrespectfully agree?

  19. Billy BLoverocket says:
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    Drop Kim (St.Louis RP) for Wick?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Billy Loverocket says:
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        Thanks fellas! I trust this site more than any other!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Need another bench bat who do I snag out of:

    Benintendi, Oscar Mercado, or Khris Davis?

    thanks grey

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      None? I guess Benintendi but in a 10 teamer I’d roster someone who’s actually hitting right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado, but none really

  21. Five-on-One says:
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    Couple of Q’s for my 11-team 5×5 league with weekly line-ups on this lovely day in the hurricane during a pandemic:

    1) Please rank the following RPs: Hudson, Melancon, Pressly, Karinchak, Williams (SEA).

    2) Thinking of Streaming one or more of the following – I have included SON values, but SON seems to be on the fritz this year, Sonny Gray is still negative every single start.
    Kikuchi vCOL (15.4)
    2-start Javier @ARI (-8) and vSF (5.4)
    Wacha vMIA (2.3)

    Start or sit for each?
    And Please rank.

    3) Give up on Benintendi? Drop him for a streamer? He is just sitting on my bench looking glum.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Karinchak, Hudson, Melancon, Pressly
      2. I’d start Javier and Kikuchi in that order
      3. Drop for streamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agree with DT
      2. Start Kikuchi, Javier

      3. Agree with DT

  22. BeGentle says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 keeper league. Give up Starling Marte for Nate Pearson? How much more should I ask for?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on your keeper rules but I’d want another decent piece

      • BeGentle says:
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        How about Hader and Pearson for Marte?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do better

  23. Luke T says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Can only pick up one. Which do you choose? Howard or Mize?

    Thanks Sir!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mize for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard

  24. William Hung says:
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    Get ready for another day of Eugenio Suarez getting screwed by the ump and getting called out for taking an outside pitch for strike 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t wait

      • William Hung says:
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        Struck out swinging first AB – then hits a bomb off an 0-2 pitch… hopefully this gets him going

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          LETS GO!

  25. wwekoda2020 says:
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    The Torenados are always my favorite things to read from you. Well worth the wait for the first one this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  26. scoboticus says:
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    Hi Grey. Please rate my prospective keepers in a HTH league:

    Hitters:
    Eddie Rosario
    Kyle Schwarber
    Alex Verdugo
    Gavin Lux
    Tommy Edman
    Evan White
    Alec Bohm
    Nick Madrigal
    Monte Harrison

    • scoboticus says:
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      Donkey Teeth, love to hear your perspective as well.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Hey cob,

        Lux, Madrigal. Rosario, Schwarber. Edman, Verdugo, Harrison. White, Bohm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario, Madrigal, Lux, Bohm

  27. Buttered Bread says:
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    I believe Kevin Pillar is outperforming my entire Soto-less outfield by his lonesome. Sweet relief today.

    Thoughts on moving on from Andujar and/or W. Calhoun in dynasty for daily bobbing and weaving space?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Really depends how deep of a dynasty league it is. Who are you looking to bob and weave to?

      • Buttered Bread says:
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        12team 28 man rosters. No one specific in the long term, just playing match-ups to fill the roster day to day. Moves like Moreland vs righties or A. Dickerson @ CO this week. Sounds like I am being hasty and a short term RP should go first. Thanks DT!

        One marshmallow now or two in 15 minutes…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why not both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, finally Soto returns! Agree with DT

      • goodfold2 says:
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        not just yet for some reason. why even activate him yet if you aren’t starting him? he could get practice at bats off your own pitchers if he “needs reps” first.

  28. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    10-Team H2H

    Would you rather be holding Mize or Howard?

    I know it’s early, but there is no ‘early’ this year… Would you keep holding Ryu? He’s looked awful in his first two starts. If I drop him, I can grab Merrill Kelly.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mize for me. Would hold Ryu for a little longer.

      • RICE says:
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        Thanks DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard — Agree with DT

  29. aaron says:
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    Honestly. We need an “Albombso” type nickname for Chadwick Tromp.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Arubamso? The Dutch Dynamo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sound the trompets!

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Chadwack

      • Eh? says:
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        Orange Panther? (Giants-Orange-Trump-Chadwick Boseman-Black Panther)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  30. Scuffy McGee says:
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    I feel I need to capitalize on the fact that Adell and Howard are available in my 8-team roto keeper league (keep 5) but don’t know who to drop.

    1B – Bellinger
    2B – K Marte
    3B – Moncada
    SS – Mondessi
    OF – Laureano
    OF – Springer
    OF – Grisham
    UTI – Baez

    BN – Soler
    BN – P Alonso
    BN – Moistasskiss
    BN – Olson (he’s been benched for me)

    Pitching:

    P – Paddock
    P – Davis
    P – Gray
    P – Giolito
    P – Kelly
    RP – Yates
    RP – Bass

    BN – Lamet
    BN – Gallen

    IL – Odorizzi
    IL – Chapman

    What’s the move, community? Thanks, I’ll hang up and listen.

    • Scuffy McGee says:
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      Darvish, not Davis**

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      That’s tough. I’d forget about Howard for now. Would swap Kelly for Adell but 5 bench bats feels like over kill…

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Preesh, DT. I guess I’ll hold or consider dumping Kelly for Adell but playing time will be tough with that many bench bats. We need to add another utility slot, in my opinion. Hate to lose good pitching, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t lose good pitching for a bench bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  31. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Do you think mills is a hold or is he a droppable streamer only level pitcher

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Streamer outside of deep leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  32. DonnieB says:
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    Got Mitch Keller in reserve at $2 for keeper league. Would you drop him for Mize or grab a 4th closer like Diaz? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Without more info, I’d go with Mize

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mize

  33. Trader says:
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    Best on the wire:
    Sano, Mercado, Bux, Gardner, Verdugo, Pillar, Shogo.
    Mize, Howard, CMart, Yonny, Merril, Stroman

    Pitcher Max starts: 74. 12 team roto with the following cats:
    Hitting: Runs, RBI, 1b, 2b, 3b, HR, Sb, Ave, bb, k.
    Pitching: W, L, ERA, WHIP, HRs, ks, Qs, Saves, holds

    C – S Perez
    CI – Cron, Eugenio, Seager
    MI – Tatis, Story, McMahon
    OF: E Rosario, Laureano, Nimmo, Brantley, Shogo
    Util: Ohtani or Murphy in Coors
    Bench: Kingery
    SP: Cole, Stras, Hendricks, J Montgomery, Lester
    RP: Iglesias, Sulser, Wick, Petite
    IL: Odorizzi

    What changes are to be made here?

    • Trader says:
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      Just picked up Shogo. Forgot to take him off the wire list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano over Kingery (or Shogo)

      Howard over Sulser

      • Trader says:
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        Great! Cutch just hit the wire. I will put claims in for both Cutch and Sano on the hitting side. That order?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  34. Will says:
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    Marlins are literally pulling players in off the street but won’t sign Puig, who lives right there in Miami. How disliked must Puig be? LOL.

    With Rosario pulling up lame last night, need an infielder. Y Diaz, La Stella or Kendrick? (all on the waiver wire)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’s $

      Kendrick

    • goodfold2 says:
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      or say calling up chisholm, l.diaz, j.sanchez, sixto, ed cab and probably others.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ed Cab is injured, Sixto’s not coming up yet, Diaz opted out

        • goodfold2 says:
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          didn’t know about the ed cab/diaz parts. i mean l.diaz sorry, not i.diaz, HIM i knew about (and he wasn’t a new “call up” anyway, he started year up and was already up last year already). l.diaz and i.diaz sure do look alike though.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            yeah the ed cab news is pretty new actually (i’m seeing 2 days at CBS and a local MIA spot)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh you mean Lewin, ain’t on the team yet

            • goodfold2 says:
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              yeah i’m saying by this date their lack of calls ups has nothing to do with money, it’s just a team not trying to win right now, except with ed cab (recent report of minor injury)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        they are no longer money concerns, we’re past the born on date on that.

  35. kelly leak says:
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    Great write up!

    I had to laugh at your take on Tucker and where the Pirates played him. They also chose to pitch to Nelson Cruz, tie game, one out, runners on 2nd and 3rd (1st base open) with Sano on deck in the bottom of the 9th. Cruz is hitting like .350 and Sano like .125.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, smart team

  36. Tom says:
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    Out of these 3 guys off to atrocious starts who ends up with the better numbers, Alonso, K Davis, or Olson?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. Phil says:
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    d’Arnaud or Tromp ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  38. Brett says:
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    Take one Moran or Will Myers

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  39. sportivetricks says:
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    H to the Izzay!

    Cubs bullpen looks to me like Ross is just determined to do whatever it takes until Kimbrel figures it out, which is not ever going to happen, so it ends up being a Kapleresque committee. I was holding Jeffress, but I’m giving up on speculating on these guys for now unless someone tells me otherwise.(That would be you guys.)

    Speaking of closers. A little Burdi told me my pitching ratios are going to take a hit if I try to use this dude for saves. Drake, Kintzler, and Sulser available. Meh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Jeffress

      Drake prolly

      • sportivetricks says:
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        TY, Lurves!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lurves!

          • sportivetricks says:
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            Oh, two more quickies for you, my HOTHIF (handsome over-the-internet friend).

            1. Drake over Burdi? I kinda feel like just holding.

            2. Myers or Votto for short term while waiting for Olson to come around?

            LURVEY!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              1. Yeah

              2. Myers

            • 183414 says:
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              Olson over Myers.

    • 183414 says:
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      Sulser

  40. Harley Earl says:
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    Wil Myers is laughing at you. LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  41. lwomack58 says:
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    1. Would you stream [email protected] Atl-

    2. Would you stream Means vs Mia.

    3. C. Hernandez or Madrigal.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure

      2. No

      3. Madrigal

  42. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Assuming Kershaw’s healthy ROS – Woodruff or Kershaw in Roto league that uses QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woodruff

  43. fishfanuk says:
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    Stick with turnbull with his missed start or pick up a stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  44. Ron Rondell Dell says:
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    Drop Ian Happ for Adell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  45. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Which would you drop in order to activate A. Meadows? Thanks.

    C.Hernandez
    B.Zimmer
    W.Calhoun
    N. Mazara
    O.Mercado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them? Zimmer

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        Haha tell me about it. Thanks :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. prestige says:
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    Who would you rather start today?
    Lynn @A’s
    Mahle home vs Indians
    Shoemaker @Braves

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn, Mahle

  47. detroit3224 says:
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    Hi Grey et al,

    I’m in a roto league where my pitching stats are fairly good and I don’t need to press to try to make them better. Today I have Morton v BOS, Eovaldi @ TB, and Matz @ WSH going.

    Do I sit Matz today? I dont want a blowup cramping my style in the pitching stats department.

    Thanks guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  48. prestige says:
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    Haven’t seen anything from you about Luzardo since your sell a few weeks with innings concerned. Gotta pick up for his starts though while he’s in there right? 12 teamer. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him today, for sure

  49. Five-on-One says:
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    Need to sit one:

    Myers, Teoscar, Conforto, Didi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are their matchups

      • Five-on-One says:
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        Sorry, weekly line-up league, so today’s matchups are just a small part of the equation. Need to sit one for the week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm, tough call, I guess Myers

  50. Humm Baby says:
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    What’s the comp on Adell? Is he more a power or speed guy or little of both? I beat league mates to the wire and grabbed him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young Justin Upton-ish

  51. wwekoda2020 says:
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    How would you rank lucchesi, DeSclafani, Garrett Richards, and kikuchi moving forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards, Kikuchi

  52. Hugman says:
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    Choo choo Tromp Train!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, yes

  53. Jake says:
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    Merrill Kelly or Marco Gonzales ROS ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

      • Jake says:
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        I have Rosenthal, Wick, Gott, Jairo Diaz and Gallegos but one of the 4 has to sit each night. Best to drop one for Merrill Kelly who I can start or should I wait to see how those RP situations play out? If drop someone who would you drop?
        Thx

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Rosenthal

          • Jake says:
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            Last question on this and then will stop beating a dead horse :). Griffin Canning or Merrill Kelly ROS ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kelly

  54. KPMG says:
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    Auditors came back and said Mazara went 1-2. They also want to review the scientist’s notes on Myers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, did I typo?

  55. Jr says:
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    H2H Dynasty league. Team isn’t in the running for this year. Which side you like?

    Hand/Bohm
    Suarez/Patino

    League is heavily weighted towards obp, with obp replacing avg and bb as an added stat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Patino

  56. Whip It Good says:
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    Thoughts on Duffy? He’s looked a lot better. No run support though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  57. uncle wighty says:
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    need to drop one for when Soto comes back

    pitchers: Merrill Kelly, Lynn, Marquez, Matz, Ray, Scherzer, Hader, Jimenez, Kikuchi

    batters: Polanco, Albies, Biggio, Blackmon, Cron, Encarnacion, Hoskins, Moncada, Ozuna, Stanton, Vazquez, Wong, Akiyama, JP Crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are these all bench bats? JP

  58. RicoSuave says:
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    Daniel Hudson or Karinchak going forward ?
    Saves 5pts. Holds 2pts. IP 3pts. K 0.5 pts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson

  59. crimedog says:
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    Are you starting Howard first game against braves if that’s the case? Not up on SON yet.

    Please rank Richards, bassit, Kelly, Howard

    • Crime Dog says:
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      I got skipped!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Howard

      Kelly, Bassitt, Richards

  60. hustla says:
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    starting Musgroove today @Min vs Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, but it’s risky

      • Tyler says:
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        I came to ask this too. Was thinking of benching. Starting Giolito, Morton and Musgrove to start the season blew up my ratios. If Musgrove has another “blehh” start, are you holding him For much longer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Tyler says:
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            Thanks. What is your take on Odorizzi ROS? I picked up and stashed him after he was dropped. Would drop Musgrove to activate him if Musgrove is a dumpster fire today. Also, happy Juan Soto Day!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes — Juan Soto!

              • Tyler says:
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                I hope you benched Must-grove at the last second, because I unfortch did not.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I didn’t

                  • Tyler says:
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                    He looked really rough. Dude walked Kepler 3x. Happy Soto day tomorrow!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Soto! Wait, tomorrow?

  61. Let’s Play Two says:
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    I’m deep in SP and have a SP to spare. Would giving up Corbin and Woodruff for Bieber be too much or fair? Better overall ratios among my SP is the goal. I’m in a small 6-team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • Let’s Play Two says:
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        Yeah, but is it fair for both sides?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Let’s Play Two says:
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            Thx Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  62. Umpy 70 says:
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    Thoughts on Aquino?

    something that can have some value next year? Where do you rank him in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget him, unless it’s a deep league

  63. Yaz Mantle says:
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    12 team, 6×6.
    ROS:
    1. Tromp or Pedro Severino?

    2. Mills or Kikuchi?

    3. Is Bassitt a stream or a kapper?
    thx!

    • Yaz Mantle says:
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      *keeper, ROS? (Bassitt)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Tromp

      2. Kikuchi

      3. Keep

  64. Mike says:
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    Drop javier for howard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  65. G says:
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    Thoughts on Vlad Guerrero moving for this year and next? I’m considering trading My Snell for Vlad Jr in my keeper league. Vlad will be a 7th rounder next year and Snell a 9th rounder. I’m still playing for this year and my pitching staff includes Snell, Paddack, Sonny, Lynn, Cavale, Musgrove, Merrill Kelley. Feel like lots of people down on Vlad and could be good buying opportunity. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Vlad

  66. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    What the heck do I do with Corbin Burnes? is he a drop at this point? Doin nothing for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        Hello Jonathan Hernandez… ugh haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  67. detroit696969 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I need roster spots to take Soto off the IL and I’d like to pick up Spencer Howard.

    My roto league is OPS, SV + H

    Hitters: El Gary, Freeman, Mcneil, Gio Urshela, FTJ , Caste, Grisham, Yaz, Albombso, Cruz

    BN:
    Donaldson (Calf Ouchie), Teoscar, Adell

    IL:
    Soto

    Pitchers: Clevinger, Glasnow, Plesac, Matz, Tanaka, Chatwood, Eovaldi (streamer spot), Rogers, Workman, Romo

    I can let go of Eovaldi after today. I’d really like to not drop any of my hot hitters (i.e Gio, Teoscar, Grisham Yaz) but I don’t know how I open up a spot for Soto. Is Tanaka droppable? I’m worried it’ll take him too many starts to ramp up to 100 pitch outings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Tanaka

  68. fausto

    fausto says:
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    The Tromp blurbs never get old! TROMP/H.PENCE 2020!

    -16tm keep forever better NA Stash. Brendan Rodgers, Vidal Bruhan, A.Kiriloff?
    – Same league trade j.bell/r.stripling for j.abreu? I own bell but dont want to. Kept him bc he was $4. I have ZERO faith in him ESP with that lineup and I have a win now team (currently 2nd and have pretty deep SP. )
    Appreciate you still bringing the content with covid szn upon us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

      Brujan

      Sure, Abreu

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      I’m assuming the Rockies will sign the likes of Matt Stairs or Jeff Conine to block B.Rodgers.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        There’s still time

  69. lg baseball says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Dynasty offer that has changed since yesterday. 10 team keeper with 7×5 obp categories.

    My Ketel, Grisham and K. Lewis for JD Martinez, Muncy and Adell

    Which side you got?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  70. aintlifegrand says:
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    Good afternoon!

    Finally not so busy and can come in to do more than read! Fantastic stuff all season and I am loaded up with guys I heard here first!

    Who is the drop with Austin Meadows being activated (10 Tm redraft roto, counting batter Ks):

    Carlson
    Monte
    Didi
    Robbie Ray (rest of staff is Giolito, Fried, Lynn, Sonny, Stripling)
    One of my closers: Wick, Bass, Workman
    Teoscar
    Kyle Lewis

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Carlson

    • 183414 says:
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      Carlson going to make Gray eat his your words. I’d rather have Carlson than any of the players listed. Including that stiff Ray.
      Including Kyle Lewis, the GOAT.

  71. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Got Merrill kelly for lucchesi and DeSclafani felt I won the trade right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  72. hankp says:
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    Grey – I need to cut bait on a RP to make room for Austin Meadows in my 15 team 5×5. Would you hold Mychal Givens or Diego Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Givens

  73. Billy Angle says:
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    Please rank

    Civale-Houser-Plesac
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac, Houser

      • 183414 says:
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        Again, I disagree. Civale.

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

    Pitching Staff:

    SPs:
    Cole
    Buehler
    Clevinger
    Urias
    Stripling
    May
    Ray
    Pearson

    RPs:
    Jansen
    Kintzler
    Pressly

    Bench bats:
    Biggio/Madrigal, Happ, Kyle Tucker

    Top Starters on the wire: Bassitt, Mize, Howard, Canning

    Top Closers/potentials on the wire: Sulser, Williams(SEA), Drake, Burdi, Watson, Goody

    What moves are you making to bolster the pitching?

    • DLev45 says:
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      Also Kikuchi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt over Happ

  75. detroit696969 says:
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    Grey got an interesting factoid for you.

    Saw you compare Adell to young Upton earlier. That made me wonder how many bags he has.

    He just hit his 300th homer and is 3 bags away from 300/150 club. He would be just the 39th member of that club in the modern era. Here are some other names in that club ordered from most homers to least. (Some of these names are 300/300 guys).

    Barry/Bobby Bonds, Hank Aaron, Mays, Griffey, Sammy, Frank Robinson, Reggie Jacksoin, Mike Schmidt, Mantle, Sheffield, Chipper, Canseco, Yaz, Bagwell, Vlad Sr., Beltran, Andruw Jones, Soriano, Walker, Torii, Granderson, Braun, Strawberry, George Brett.

    I left out a few more obscure names, but some other interesting names in there to me were Hunter, Grandy, and Braun. Upton has had a very solid career even though I really don’t view him anywhere near the greatest in the game’s history. Thought you might be interested in this because I couldn’t find a list of 300/150 club guys. Cheers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that is interesting, thanks for sharing!

      I think Upton suffered as never being best on even his own team at any time, except maybe small market Rays for a season

      • detroit696969 says:
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        That’s really true. He was nasty that year.

        I always loved the “Uptown” sign the DBacks put in the second deck of their park. Thought that was cool marketing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

  76. pinkman says:
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    Patino worth a grab in a standard league for Ks and ratios? Or good change I could get roofie’d?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d grab him

      • pinkman says:
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        Word

  77. Billy Jean says:
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    If you were silly enough (like me) to play in a Yahoo points league and owned Ohtani as a P for $1 until 2022…..would you drop him, trade him or leave him on your bench taking up a roster spot? Playing for this year.

    If I trade him then the person who gets him from me owns him for $1 until 2021. (Covid keeper rules for this year only).

    Essentially little value for me this year but more in the future. Less value for anyone I trade him to.

    Was offered Pomeranz ($1 X 2).

    Frustrated that he won’t go on the IL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold him for $1

  78. JP says:
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    Stream Lopez today and drop Burnes or Mills?

    Also, would you pickup Edwin or Hays over Hilliard or Hampson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either — Burnes

      Edwin who? Rios?

      • JP says:
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        Sorry-Edwin Encarnacion

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Him over Hays, depends on needs tho

  79. Chet says:
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    Start/Sit Lament vs LA tonight? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  80. Jays for days says:
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    5×5 obp keeper league, no draft next year.

    My trout for his gleyber and marte(ketel)

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

      • Jays for days says:
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        Thanks my man.

        Another one, trout or bregman and glasnow

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trout

  81. Dancin Homer says:
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    Start/ Bench G. Marquez tonight at home vs. SF?

    thank you again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  82. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    What should I max bid from my FAAB to grab Adell? I have 2 moves per week and $85 dollars left till end of the season. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You zero dollar bids too? Then sure

      • SF says:
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        Sorry just to clarify what is the dollar amount you think would be good. $5? $10 Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $11

          • SF says:
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            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  83. hondo says:
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    The Pirates announcers picked up on something interesting.When Musgrove is pitching,the Twins blare raucous music at every opportunity.When Berrios is pitching it’s all crickets(except the fake crowd noise).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that’s amazing

      • hondo says:
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        Geez-now they pulled the players off the field because there’s a drone buzing the stadium.The Twins should forfeit and Musgrove should get a 9-0 win.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? Haha

          • hondo says:
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            They actually called New York for advice.It’s all over now though.Bizarre game.I’m kinda glad I started Musgrove just for the laughs.My poor ERA though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that’s crazy and sucks on Musgrove

    • 183414 says:
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      That disgraceful. Faulk the Twinkies !!!

  84. Michael DePinto says:
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    Yahoo really is the absolute worst! They removed the Not Active tag from Adell last night even though he still hasn’t been officially activated so I couldn’t make other moves in the interim.

    It seems like they are actually regressing if that is possible.

    Sorry …Rant over!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re so bad this year — can’t trust them at all for ‘in lineup’ info

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        Worst part is that they got rid of the forums so there is no way to even complain or let them know there is an issue anymore.

        3 days a week I see my entire team is benched on Yahoo. I should know better by now but I still get queasy. LOL

  85. Stephen Lyon says:
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    I guess you know what you’re getting when you draft Sano, but Jesus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        SON is pretty lukewarm on Gibson @OAK tomorrow – whaddayoureckon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m starting him in one league

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            14 teamer with QS it’s probably worth a shot, right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  86. Crazy J says:
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    HAHA, Shelby Miller blurb!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  87. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have 3 starters going tonight:
    Matt Shoemaker (TOR) @ ATL
    Max Scherzer (WAS) vs. NYM
    Cristian Javier (HOU) @ ARI

    Scherzer is a no-brainer start, but what about the other two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all three

  88. The Great Knoche says:
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    Wil Myers gonna be league MVP! He’s hot! Let’s rest him today against the team we will be fighting against in the west!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta keep him fresh if he’s gonna win the triple crown from Votto

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Nah, his real competition is Iron Man Chris Owings. I think he has a shot to catch Cal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, absolutely brilliant going to Chris Owings

  89. Joe Beísbol says:
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    Anyone you would drop to stow Stroman? Just saw that yahoo increased the number of IL slots due to COVID. Sano also just got dropped in my league.

    12-team, 10-cat ROTO redraft
    C – Perez; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Albies; 3B – Chapman, SS – Trea, OF – Brantley, Judge, Laureano; Util – Walker (or Voit); Bench Voit (or Walker)
    SP – Clevinger, Sonny, Hendricks, Tanaka, Desclafani, Turnbull, C.Javier
    RP – Britton, Jairo, Bass, Pressly, Wick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turnbull and DeSclafani

      • Joe Beísbol says:
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        How come? You’re not buying Turnbull’s start and DeSclafani’s 2019? Or is it more about their next starts, with Turnbull’s being postponed and DeSclafani’s coming @MIL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re fine, but you should be streaming those spots, you need to get more starts in shallower leagues

  90. Is That A Wet Rag In Your Pocket or... says:
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    My baseball wishes: I wish the NL DH stays forever, I wish Puig would join the Padres, I wish Jason Giambi and Ryan Howard would sign with the Miami Covid Scab Squad and rotate between DH and 1st. I wish Kenny Powers was a real reliever. I wish the Red Sox would admit that Francona wasn’t the problem. I wish Cleveland would admit that Francona isn’t the problem…wait is Francona the problem?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  91. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Would you trade Garrett Richards and DeSclafani for bassitt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • wwekoda2020 says:
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        Sweet. Would you trade Richards and kikuchi for Bassitt as well? Thanks for the advice today btw posted like 5 questions and you answered them all

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, No problem

  92. Cohen says:
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    Merril Kelly or Bassitt ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

  93. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    14 tm OBP/HR/RBI/R/SB/TB

    short term replacement for Donaldson at 3B: T Frazier, Evans, Bote, Ruiz (if healthy), Wendle, Asdrubal, Camargo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruiz, Evans

  94. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Yinz watch them Bucs dahn there?! Ha, straight trash homie.

    So it’s been a while…(3) how are things? How about that RA album? Not bad, I only like about every song.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I was down with RA album for about three weeks straight but now I’m on third week of Juice WRLD like a millennial — Noise! Good to see you man, how ya been?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        I haven’t been listening to anything new at all. And I’ve fallen so far behind in everything TV related. I liked Avenue 5

        Actually haven’t been too bad. All things considered, this year has been my best in a few ha. No big news

        Still dominating my dynasty league. What, two weeks before the season is cancelled? Call 3 tops.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You need to watch What We Do in Shadows immediately — we’re getting thru this season, maybe not with all 30 teams

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            My brother told me to watch that too. Ok, I’ll get on it.

            I like your positivity

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              All about the benjis, they’re playing

  95. leon says:
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    Gurriel jr/teoscar or verdugo/puig. 6×6 ..std+holds/walks dynasty league 16 man

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

  96. William Hung says:
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    I don’t think I have seen any player that has fallen off like Benintendi – on the cusp of hitting that next level in his 3rd year in the league, and instead takes 2 steps back and just looks lost

    I was thinking maybe Hank Blalock but I don’t think Blalock was as good as Benintendi – i think he also started off well enough and then fell off around the same time (3rd/4th year in the league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blalock’s a great call, hadn’t thought about him

      • William Hung says:
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        You got a better comp? It’s just so strange what I’m seeing from Benintendi – i just remember last season when I was able to snag him and Story back to back and being so excited

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t have any comp, haven’t thought about it — off top of head, maybe Markakis — he went from 20+ HR to 10-15 HR

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Blalock! Now there’s a name from the past.

  97. krazyivan says:
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    Cleveland having a big inning! An error, three walks and an infield hit-here we go! I love 2020 MLB offenses!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  98. Stephen Lyon says:
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    I’ve had FOUR days this season where my team has hit over .200 – and of those the best was .269. Jesus.

    • LaRockakis says:
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      Aguilar or Luzardo?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Luzardo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That beats me

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Of guys that I actually drafted, Vasquez is hitting .314, Lindor .229 and no one else over .200!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  99. LaRockakis says:
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    Did Madrigal break his wrist? Looked like it.

    Press F to pay respects.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looked bad, eff me

      • LaRockakis says:
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        You are my fantasy father. I cannot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I’m daddy!

      • LaRockakis says:
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        Jo Adell debut forthcoming though! In a game against Kyle Lewis! Don’t lose heart. There is better baseball on the near horizon!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Be still my heart!

          • LaRockakis says:
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            What was that can Trout drank out of after his dinger in his first at bat as a father? Looked like a beer, but it couldn’t have been. Could it?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t know, I have blackout restrictions, sad trombone

              • NotLaRockakis says:
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                I would suggest illegally streaming on a certain website that I’ve used for the past 5 years, but…

                Slide in my DM’s for deets?

          • LaRockakis says:
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            In 5 years nobody will remember Adell’s first at bat was an infield single. A hit is a hit!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Amen!

  100. The Harrow says:
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    for all those people in redrafts with saves only that overpaid on n.anderson’s hype he’s about to get a save here likely (well that or really f up)

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