“Ask not what your fantasy team’s pitchers can do for you, but what you can do for your fantasy team pitchers.” The number one thing you can do is have your fantasy team page open and curse and scream whenever a reliever comes into the game in a non-save shituation and gives up runs, or when you have a pitcher give up five-plus in under five innings, or when you bench a guy who throws a gem. That’s the least you can do for your country and your team. Yesterday, the Kennedy curse lifted, and Jack and Joe did you right: Joe Musgrove (6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.68) vs. Jack Flaherty (6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.84). In 2021, Jack Flaherty could be underrated. Imagine he’s not a top five starter next year, because of one bad start. Sign me up for some of that nonsense. Joe Musgrove is a trickier proposition such as, “I’ll do whatever for $50.” Wait, that’s a trick’s proposition. Since Musgrove’s IL stint, his fastball velocity wasn’t quite there, but yesterday saw him touch 95 MPH, and his slider was working for him. For 2021, I could see getting sucked in again by Musgrove, which inevitably will leave me mumbling, “Era, era, my ERA is a mess.” That’s JFK struggling to the finish line of a fantasy season, like all of us. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Mitch Keller – 6 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 2 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.24, and was pulled from a no-hitter bid after 84 pitches, because…The Pirates’ self-confidence is so damaged they can’t have nice things? Yo, Pirates, did your daddy beat you? Did you grow up as a latch-key kid and you can’t shake the inferiority complex? Hey, Pirates, you need me to be your Big Brother? Jesus effin Christmas, how do you pull him with 84 pitches? If it were 100+ pitches? Fine, I get it. You don’t risk a future star who you will trade away for a washed-up player.

Giovanny Gallegos – Sounds like he will be activated today and back to closing games. So, put on your Sergio Tacchini tracksuit and “I live for this” t-shirt, and let’s get this SAGNOF!

Justin Verlander – Will have Tommy John surgery. So, he won’t pitch in 2021, and, knowing him, he’ll try to pitch again in 2022, signing a one-year deal. “Gare, I just don’t think this is the same Verlander we’ve grown used to.” “You might be right, Keith,” as the Mets go down 6-1 in the 1st inning on 2022 Opening Day.

George Springer – 3-for-4 and a double slam (12, 13) and legs (1), hitting .253. Thought maybe Springer was the best Astros player on the Player Rater, so I searched it, and it’s not even close, Kyle Tucker is far-and-away the best Astros player. Wanna holler yuck real loud? Tucker and Springer are only two in the top 100.

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 7.36. This was a no decision, which is the best outcome the 0-4 Bum has seen all year. Earlier in his career, it was Mad-Bum, but, since it’s later in his career, we should now use the 2nd half of his first name so he Ison-Bum.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer. Crawford hasn’t been a hot schmotato since 2015, so that’s gonna be a woof from me, dawg. Speaking of which…

Darin Ruf – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer. Fun fact! Darin Ruf is a world-famous daredevil dog.

Chadwick Tromp – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. The loss of Pence hasn’t slowed the Tromp Train, but the addition of the BART has.

Tyler Anderson – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.53. That would’ve been the start to stream him, and not his last 2 IP, 4 ER start. Pain.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.76, as he returned from an arm MRI better than anyone has ever returned from an arm MRI. He puts the miracle in MRI. Still, I’d use the Streamonator for Gausman for his last start. The great thing about him and anyone on a borderline playoffs team is he should actually pitch and go 5+ IP. Whereas, there’s gonna be a lot of pitchers on the Dodgers, Padres, etc., who throw like three innings this final week.

Jesus Luzardo – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.86. Speaking of pitchers who might only go a few innings and puts miracle in everything, it’s Jesus.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.76. Even if he goes out and throws a 9-inning shutout next time out, like his start vs. the Marlins last year, he still is having a short season that is making me out for 2021. Dude got old. It happens (I hear). I mention the 2019 start vs. the Marlins because, if you were watching Saturday’s game in the same living room as me, you would’ve experienced this: They showed highlights of Corbin’s 2019 shutout vs. the Marlins and I was like, “Wait, is this tonight? Because I’ve been watching and this doesn’t feel like tonight.” Then I laughed to myself for a good twenty minutes, then said, “This pandemic hasn’t made me crazy at all,” to an orange I’ve drawn a face onto.

Trea Turner – 3-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. Treat Urner has at least 10 homers in each of his five seasons. Exactly why you draft him.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 4-for-8, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer. Struggling to find hot schmotatoes today, which is not what you want for the final week push. The Nats hit a shizzton of homers yesterday, but it was the 1st homer in some time for all of them, so it’s not like an obvious jumping off point for hot bat. Kurt Suzuki (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer; Michael A. Taylor (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th, and he’s everyone’s favorite multiple choice answer; finally, Victor Robles (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 3rd homer.

Pablo Lopez – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.96. In 2021, Patrick Corbin or Pab-Lo? Is it even close? Out on Corbin, in on Pab-Lo.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.12. Think some people might write off the Marlins’ 2020 season, due to the funky 60-game schedule. I think that’s fair. I don’t think you should write off their starters. The Marlins need bats; they have arms.

Justus Sheffield – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.75. This was one of the Streamonator calls from Friday’s Buy column, or my Buy Gollum, “Precious.” Sheffield’s next start isn’t great on the Streamonator, but in the final week, with the A’s resting, I could see it.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.90 vs. Matthew Boyd – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.96. This matchup was billed as ‘Flavor Flav when he sees a Mrs. Fields.’ — “Yeah, Boyd! Cookie!”

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .284. There was pushback on my preseason rankings that Jo-Jo-Ram was too high, and Torenado was too low. On the Player Rater, they’re not close, and it has not been a good Torenado season.

Spencer Turnbull – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.83. For his final start, Turnbull might be better than your ace, because Turnbull is at least likely to pitch a full game. Super brief:  MLB playoffs are going to be a goofy 31-day straight sprint, so all playoff-bound teams will be resting their starters in the final week. That’s right, this season was only eight weeks long, and some starters are only going for seven, and only six if they weren’t ready in the 1st week. I feel like it’s midseason right now, and I’m amped up for four more months of season. This sucks.

Tony Gonsolin – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.77. Dodgers trade for Alex Cobb, you’re drafting him, right? I mean, they’ve never had a bad pitcher. I don’t care, I’d even jump on Cobb. Hmm, that sounds weird.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.80. Is Trevor Bauer going to win the Cy Young? Or maybe I should ask, is Trevor Bauer about to become even more insufferable?

Antonio Senzatela – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.13. He’s borderline a top 40 starter this year, which makes me borderline crazy. Starting next week, I’ll recap all the positions, and they’re gonna be absolute nuts.

Corbin Burnes – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.77. Wonder if there will be any absolute loons next preseason who are like, “I’m drafting based on what guys did last year, therefore, ergo, vis-a-vis, I’m taking Corbin Burnes in the 2nd round.”

Daniel Vogelbach – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .215. Opens coffee table book, “From Harvey’s Wallbangers to Counsell’s Chubby Chasers: A History of the Milwaukee Brewers.”

Salvador Perez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. He did all that damage in only 122 ABs. Mr. Prorater, “Whoa, that’s Garverian. Downright Mitch-like. Perez has resting Mitch face!”

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer this weekend. Sucks because I already moved on in most of my leagues, figuring he was coming back too quick from his injury, but it’s also awesome because I love my Teoscar like I’m Sally Field.

Anthony Bass – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, and the save, ERA at 3.42. With Rafael Dolis sidelinedolis, due to his knee, Bass could see a few more saves in the final week, if you have room and have given (or are) up streaming.

Bryce Harper – Left yesterday’s game with lower back stiffness. That only hurts 5 of 12 of my teams. Though, with how he’s been in September, it might help 5 of 12 teams.

Ian Anderson – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.36. Ian Anderson sunk like a hard rock.

Kyle Wright – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.74. For those keeping track of my big dummy-ness, I dropped Wright in one NL-Only league, where I could’ve really used him. Wright to drop? Wrong! Though, his last four starts have been so hit or miss, and mostly hit or hard to miss.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .259. Tildaddy says you can have more sherbet!

David Peterson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.80. Can’t buy me love, but a man D. Peterson, can try with a Quality Start and 10 Ks.

Mike Clevinger – Scratched with biceps tightness. Thinking about all those NL-Only owners who opened their pocketbooks for three starts, and maybe two if they had to wait a full week after he was traded, and missed the 1st start in San Diego. We’ll see if he goes again in the regular season, and for how many innings. I know you don’t want to hear this, but I wouldn’t throw him for more than 3 IP if I were the Padres.

Dinelson Lamet – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.07. It’s barely an exaggeration when I say Lamet hasn’t given up any hits in the first four innings of any game this year.

Wil Myers – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and a slam (14) and legs (2). At yesterday’s game, the cardboard cutouts were chanting MVP for Myers.

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.18. Keep going back to playoff-bound teams not wanting to push their starters this week, but Pineda, being about a month behind everyone else, should be able to go for his full next start, and the Streamonator likes it.

John Means – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 5.02. Whoa, that was the start to stream on Sunday. Too bad the one badge I earned while a Boy Scout was, “Has Never Started An Orioles Starter.”

Cesar Valdez – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save. Love how the Orioles went on the record saying, “Hunter Harvey would be the closer,” and there he was coming into the game in the 7th yesterday. Pretty cool stuff, guys. Or as Valdez would say, “Slick.”

J.A. Happ – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.25. Fun fact! I pronounce his name Ha-pee-pee.

Luke Voit – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer, hitting .286. Ya know what’s hilarious, in a not very funny way? If the season were four more months long, like it should be, Voit would end the season with, like, 30 homers.

Deivi Garcia – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.88. The Regression Fairies love Troye Sivan and hate your fantasy team’s pitching.

Bobby Dalbec – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer. You see the guy who broke into Fenway yesterday? He was climbing along the Green Monster trying to sell apparel to the players. About the four millionth weirdest thing in this season, just behind Citi Field catching on fire. Also, yesterday.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .205. Just Dong has become Weird Al in the Fat video, “Just ding dong, yo.”

Michael Chavis – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer. Related but unrelated to fantasy, some day the Red Sox fans will look back and struggle to remember who was on this team, and Chavis will be one that makes them say, “Oh, yeah, wow, that was a low point.”

Tanner Houck – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 0.00 in 11 IP. I like the idea that the Red Sox not only punt this year, but also try to appeal to Red Sox fans by just starting guys who can be confused with old fan favorites. “I’m gonna watch the Sawx, they’re stahting Houck.” “Houckilis?” “Um, yeah.” “That sounds wicked awesome.” Any hoo! I’d try Houckilis for his final start in Atlanta, since they’re likely to be resting at least part of their team.

 
  1. mojoman says:
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    great stuff, Grey.
    so should i drop Clevinger clearly? if yes, who to add? Gonsolin vs LAA or Pineda vs CIN,
    both are last start of this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go either…Pineda

  2. DW says:
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    Pick three to start this week in a league where I’m in position to move up in all five categories:
    AJ Pollock, DJ Stewart, Tapia, Judge, Dom Smith and Margot. Thanks for the crunch time assistance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith, Pollock, Tapia

  3. ciwa says:
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    Hi grey!
    First of all, I want to thank you for another year of great articles and even better advices. it has been a routine for 3-4 years now ti wake up and read you (yeah, here in Italy your articles come out at 9 am).

    Now, fantasy :D

    I lost my semifinal this past week in my keeper league and i’d like to add some players which could be intersting for next year. I have 3 claims available and I’d like to cut Pineda, Murphy and Kim (or jeffress).

    Do you like someone in this list for 2021? No matter bat or pitcher.

    Wainwright
    Mccullers
    Bassitt
    Framber Valdez
    McKenzie
    Keller
    Mahle

    Duvall
    Dozier
    Peralta
    La Stella
    Nimmo
    Arozarena
    Tapia

    Thanks again for everything!
    Ciao ciao da Roma!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      McCullers, Keller, Hunter Dozier…Lose Murphy, Kim, Jeffress

      Ciao!

      • ciwa says:
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        Keller is Mitch, not Brad.
        Add anyway?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Especially not Brad

  4. Mazeppa says:
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    Ian Happ or Jean Segura for a final-week util spot, H2H points?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  5. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Loved the report!!

    a. Can’t make this stuff up. Guess Peterson’s second name? It’s John as in his name is David John Peterson as in DJ Peterson as in the Mets didn’t need any more JD or DJ confusion so he stayed David Peterson! Not bad, right?

    b. MLB quote of the day for September 21, 2020

    ‘Home runs just come from accidents by me, … I just try to hit it solid and sometimes they go out. The record is nice to have but I’m not trying to hit them.’

    Craig Alan Biggio, aka ‘The King of Hit Batsmen’. Biggio is second overall in hit by the pitch (285) and never once charged the mound – it was a different era I guess.

    Biggio is my pick for the best player in Astros franchise history. Holds the NL record for lead-off homers (53) and is one of only 5 players to hit 250 HRs and steal 400 bases. The list of 5 players is as follows.

    1. Rickey Henderson 297 HRs and 1406 SB
    2. Barry Bonds 762 HRs and 514 SB
    3. Joe Morgan 268 HRs and 689 SB
    4. Bobby Bonds 332 HRs and 461 SB
    5. Craig Biggio 291 HRs and 414 SB

    His 162-game average.

    711 PA, 618 AB, 105 R, 174 H, 38 2B, 3 3B, 17 HR, 67 RBI, 24 SB, 7 CS, 66 BB, 100 K, .281/.363/.433 slash line, 112 OPS+, 268 TB

    His best season was his 1997 season.

    744 PA, 619 AB, 146 R, 191 H, 37 2B, 8 3B, 22 HR, 81 RBI, 47 SB, 10 CS, 84 BB, 107 K, .309/.415/.501 slash line, 143 OPS+, 310 TB

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha, I thought you were gonna say he’s Davis Jonathan

      B. He did try to get himself hit tho… What an insane season that 97 one is, and no one can tell me he definitely wasn’t on juice

  6. Kcc26 says:
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    Oh boy…what kind of confidence (or lack of confidence) will we have for Alonso re-setting and bouncing back next year?

    I’m SO tempted to drop him this week given his struggles and his matchups (he gets snell, Glasnow, scherzer this week), but it’s a keep 6 and I feel like he still sneaks into my 6 based on cost and bounce back potential.

    Would just be dropping him for someone possibly more likely to help me win this week. G. Cooper, Votto, etc

    • Kcc26 says:
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      Follow up to that… assuming you can keep both around round 15 next year, would you rather keep Alonso or Olson or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep Alonso

  7. BigEasy says:
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    Thanks for all the hard work this season!

    Long term outlook on Luis Garcia (2B)? Ceiling and floor comps?

    Does Kintzler hold enough value in a dynasty league? Wondering if I cut him and take a flier on someone like Barlow. Have a solid SP core, but someone rage dropped Boyd this week (14 team dynasty). Kintzler, Boyd, or a RP flier?

    • prawnlord says:
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      Start Aaron Civale today vs the white Sox?
      I’m trying not hate to start my week in an ERA hole and that offense is scary

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, on Civale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

      Luis Garcia looks like a 15/15/.300 guy in his prime — maybe 20/8/.300

      Forget Kintzler — I’d go Boyd

  8. LOLmets says:
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    Great read on dinelson lamet this preseason (thumbs up emoji)

    • Jr says:
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      Agreed on this! Amazing call!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  9. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Final week push! I’ve got a very tenuous 9 point lead in my league (however, lots of categories in flux). Looking to maximize W and K while preserving my second place 3.60 era and 1.15 WHIP.

    Who do you like between:

    Lugo for 2 starts (v playoff-clinched TB [Snell] + @WSH on the final day [Voth], so who knows what that lineup looks like)

    Or

    Snell for 1 start (@Mets [Lugo]).

    While Snell rocks, they really don’t seem to want to let him go past 5.1 IP, and now that they’re playoff bound, I doubt they try and push him at all in his last regular season start… I guess the question is do we think Lugo was just off last start or is he breaking down.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo

  10. Dave D says:
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    Its a big final week in our early Razz NFBC DC. Smitty and Grey are neck and neck 1/2 separated by 1.5 points. The rest of the pack can duke it out for the right to clain 3rd and get entry fee back. Positions 3-8 only separated by 8 points. If I get a huge week maybe I can leapfrog past Hernan & the gang and place. Not holding my breath, but at least it should be fun watching Grey and Smitty in a ticker-tape finish. Good luck guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Appreciate you, thanks! Smitty’s gonna be tough, I think I’ve only sniffed a tie of the lead the last week or so

  11. Jammer McSlam says:
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    In a keep 4 keeper league I am considering picking up Kyle Lewis and Sixto Sanchez as they were dropped in the H2H playoffs. By rule if you pick someone up after being eliminated you have to keep that player for the next year. The ‘have to keep’ rule is the only thing that makes me uncertain an injury could happen.

    So…should I pick up both players for 17th and 18th round picks in a 21 round 12 team league? My other options are:
    Kyle Tucker (10th)
    Ryan Mountcastle(18th)
    Cavan Biggio (9th)
    Giolito (13th)
    Dane Dunning (18th)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d pick them up, for sure Kyle over Dunning, and prolly Sixto over Mountcastle

    • Jr says:
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      I would pick them up. Giolito for sure is a keeper, then Lewis and sixto might be next best two out of everyone you have listed. I’d make the move.

  12. William Hung says:
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    Am I crazy if I’m thinking of adding David Fletcher or Dalbec and dropping Eugenio Suarez for the final week? Unless Suarez is going to go on one last homer binge, he’s an absolute disaster…

    My league counts Ks, OPS, and Errors in addition to the standard 5 batting categories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound crazy, Eugenio’s been so painful

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, I’d go Fletcher with Ks cat

      • William Hung says:
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        I can’t believe I’m playing for the championship for the 4th time in 5 years… just happy to be here in this sprint of a season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

          • William Hung says:
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            Actually I’m thinking – should I go Gio Urshela at 3B for this championship week?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Works for me

  13. DonnieB says:
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    Need a replacement for Kyle Seager who has fallen off: Dalbec, Walsh, Lamb(yes), NLowe, or Kingery? Kingery would also be a keeper flyer as would Dalbec.

    Also, who would you want in a reserve spot this week that could be kept: Javier or Kimbrel?

    • DonnieB says:
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      You can add Musgrove to Javier and Kimbrel above? Thank you so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

      Musgrove

  14. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    All I need is points! I have Wainwright lined up for 2 starts (@KC; MIL) but would it be better to replace him with any of these?

    Civale (CHW; PIT)
    McCullers (@Sea; @TX)
    May (OAK; LAA)
    Singer (STL; DET)

    or even Sonny Gray (MIL; @Min) – a gamble, I know

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Civale

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        Thanks, Gray!
        Akin (@Bos; @Tor) now available. Is he better choice than Civale??

  15. Denver90 says:
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    I get keep one of the following next year in the round they were drafted in 2020. It’s a 12-teamer and I’ll be drafting 11th or 12th thanks in part to you and the rest of Razzball.

    Abreu -rd. 5
    Rosario -6
    Semien -8
    Lou gu ju -12
    Walker -13

    Woodruff -5
    Lynn -7
    Ryu -8
    PabLo -25
    Other keepers Bieber, joRam, reynolds-12, grisham-18, benintendi-20, KBHayes-24.
    Thanks for all the many greats reads this year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have so many to choose from…I guess Abreu, but not sure you can go wrong a few different ones

  16. Nightpandas says:
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    One move left looking for a starter for the week
    Importance order: QS W K/9 K Era Whip

    Akin – Bos / @ Tor
    Gibson – @ LAA / Hou
    Freeland – @sf / @ari
    BAnderson – Cin / @ stl
    Smyly – Col / SD

    Intrigued by AKin and Smyly
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Akin

  17. prawnlord says:
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    Reposting because typo/wrong place/Monday morning

    Start Civale today vs the white Sox?
    That offense is scary and I’d hate to start the week in an ERA hole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  18. Dirty Boy Floyd says:
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    AL-Only. Need Championship help. Offensively. Either Laureano, Chavis or Solak. Pitching wise Im having a tough time. I have Bieber, Carrasco, Snell and Luzardo. I’m really worried about late week innings caps, especially with Luzardo and Carrasco. My league it’s difficult to get negative points for pitching. We start any 7 starters and RP. I’m starting Gibson and Akin with 2 starts apiece. I can’t bench Bieber. So it is what it is there. I’m starting Montero and Barnes. That leaves 2 spots. Snell, Carrasco, Luzardo, Kremer, Hill and Mayers. Help?!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

      SPs: I don’t know their matchups, but I’d look at them if I were you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar, Cooper

      • Wacky Packy says:
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        Thanks.

        Would Candelario trump either of these?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  19. stevie says:
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    We’re in the finals now and thanks for getting me this far! I appreciate all your advice.
    It’s a H2H weekly points league and I just wanna know if I can improve anything for this week.
    C- Perez 7 games
    1B- Olson 7
    2B-Wong 8
    3B- Devers 6
    SS- Rojas 7
    CI- Bohm 7
    MI- Asdrubal C. 8
    OF-Acuna 7
    OF- Braun 8
    OF- Buxton 5 (only 5 games makes me nervous)
    OF- Calhoun 6
    OF- S. Marte 7
    UT- Cooper 7
    Bench- Y.Gurriel 7, Adames 6, Arozarena 6
    Possible waivers- B. Crawford 8, Hampson 8, Odor 7

    Need 9 pitchers, either starters or relief.
    P- Akin @ Bos, @ Tor
    P- Bieber vs Chw, vs Pit
    P- Bubic vs Det
    P- Eflin @ Was
    P- Gallen vs Col
    P- S. Gray vs Mil
    P- Dolis – 7 games
    P- Hudson – 8 games
    P- Pressly—7 games
    Bench- Canning @ SD, Fiers @ LAD, Lindblom vs Stl, Crichton 6 games, Rogers 5 games
    Waivers- Gibson @ LAA, vs Hou (I’m not sure if I can trust him, even with 2 starts)

    It’s always tough deciding between starters and relievers in these points leagues.

    Suggest any lineup changes or should I stand pat? Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

      Can you get Crawford in UTIL and Cooper at OF over Bux?

      Lindblom over Dolis

      • stevie says:
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        I can and I will! I can taste that title now, feels good after the past few months!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice!

  20. Zeus says:
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    Steals are tight but so are runs and rbis. Would you start Villar this week?

    Also what about Sano for only 2 games Mon-Thurs. Solak would be the replacement with 4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on Villar and yes on Solak

  21. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) 3 moves left this week.

    Thank you for all you do. Every year I say this but it’s because of you and your team that I’m in the finals in fantasy baseball (& have been for the past 6 years in a row !)

    In the finals and hoping you can give me the ol’ Monday team review. My opponent has 16 starts this week versus my 12, so even with picking up waiver guys, might not reach so want to focus on ratios for my pitching.

    I have 3 moves this week I can make AND I have Sonny Gray on the IL, so to move him into my roster for tomorrow/Sat starts I’ll need to drop someone today.

    1. Whos the drop on my team to bring in Sonny Gray
    2. You see and wire guys I should grab over my rostered guys ?
    3. IF I focus on pitching ratios, I’d be open to acquiring a 4th RP to help lower numbers and also secures saves cat.

    WIRE:
    HIT – K. Calhoun, R. Braun, B. Nimmo, G. Cooper, B. Crawford, W. Castro, J. Upton, D. Peralta, D. Vogelbach, R. Odor, A. McCutchen.
    PIT – M. Boyd (KC), M. Minor (SEA), M. Fiers (@LAD), C. Martinez (@KC), N. Eovaldi (BAL), T. Houck (@ATL), T. Skubal (@MIN), Y. Kikuchi (@OAK), B. Anderson (@CIN, @STL ), K. Bubic (DET),
    RP – N. Anderson, T. Rosenthal, B. Kintzler, A. Bradley, H. Neris, G. Holland, M. Barnes

    My team:
    C – Y. Grandal
    1B – A. Rizzo
    2B – D. Fletcher
    3B – E. Suarez
    SS –T. Turner
    CI –P. Goldschmidt
    MI – I. Happ
    LF – A. Duvall
    CF – M. Conforto
    RF – C. Yelich
    Util – L. Voit
    BN – Y. Gurriel
    BN – J.D. Martinez
    IL – K. Marte (10-day)

    SP – C. Burnes [@ STL]
    SP – G. Marquez [2 start – @SF, @ARI]
    SP – A. Civale [2 start – CWS, PIT]
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    RP – A. Colome (RP)
    P – A. Colome (RP)
    P – C. Paddack [LAA]
    BN – D. Keuchel [@CLE]
    BN – C. Bassit [SEA]
    BN – J. Urquidy [@TEX]
    BN – D. Smyly [2 start – COL, @SD]
    IL – S. Gray [2 start – MIL, @MIN]
    IL – W. Buehler
    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Smyly
      2. You have Colome listed twice — maybe Anderson over one? Otherwise, your matchups are pretty good, I’m tempted to say Minor over Urquidy, but would likely hold

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        Grey,
        Yeah, the second Colome listed is actually B. Hand (RP). I just picked up Smyly because of the 2 start and seems like good matchups, would it be crazy to drop Y. Gurriel since he’s on my bench ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not crazy, lose Gurriel

  22. Lubes says:
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    Grey! I made the finals in H2H! Thanks!

    Got 6 adds to use this week.
    Possible hitting adds-
    – Buxton
    – Segura
    – Cooper
    – Bohm
    (drops would be swanson, jeimer, or rizzo)

    RP- drop dolis for neris?

    SP adds-
    – Freeland (@sf, @ari)
    – b. anderson (@cin, @stl)
    – c smith (vs tex, vs col)
    – kremer(@bos)
    – eovaldi (vs bal)
    – mills (@pit)
    – bubic (@det)
    – turnbull (@kc)
    – i. anderson (@bos)
    – happ (@mia)
    – senzaleta (@ari)

    too many choices!

    i’m leaning towards 2 hitters, the RP, and waiting until midweek for the SPs (i already have degrom, sonny, and singer lined up for 2 starts). Thoughts?

    Thanks for the help so far- home stretch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Swanson, Jeimer — Segura, Cooper

      Yes, Neris

      Those starts aren’t doing much for me

      • Lubes says:
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        Thanks!

        I’m surprised- segura over bohm? concerned about bohm getting benched for a few?

        Either one would replace jeimer at 3b. (I havent been tracking where segura is actually playing).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I figured if you were losing Swanson, you needed an SS to replace him — Bohm over Segura

          • Lubes says:
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            Nope- lindor was my first round, and I picked up mondesi 2 weeks ago! it’s why I made the finals!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  23. Jr says:
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    Final week in my 10 team h2h dynasty. I’m completely out of it this year so just getting roster ready for next year. Out of these guys, who would be the 2-3 you’d cut now?

    Marquez, mize, Howard, mckenzie, gausman, manaea, dunning, Weaver.

    No brainer guys to keep are gray, lamet, burnes and probably mize and howard. But curious what your thoughts are for dynasty.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McKenzie, Gausman, Howard

      • Jr says:
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        Just checking, Mckenzie and howard are the drops in a dynasty league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In a 10 team league?

          • Jr says:
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            Yeah, 10 team. 30 man rosters, 9 offense and 9 pitching. plus 10 NA spots for stashing prospects. Typically, most of not all of your top 70ish starters are kept.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t cut any of them, but if I had to those are who I’d cut

  24. Kcc26 says:
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    Last week—-which to drop of these 4?

    Winker, McCutchen, B. Anderson, garrett Cooper?

    Kinda leaning winker bc he has one fewer game than the others and sees 2 lefties. Might be overthinking things but he’s also been ice cold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

  25. LOLmets says:
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    What a huge flop vlad jr looks to be. He’s never ever coming close to the hype. 650 career at bats and only 22 homers? Like what does he do well at baseball?

    • Cram It says:
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      Way to write off a 21 year old’s future career after a season and a third.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hasn’t been the kind of start we all expected, that’s for sure

  26. jose says:
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    Grey, my over the internet mustachioed friend, what a year (or roughly two months…)!!!!

    Have you seen the stories about hitters complaining about the lack of in game video being available this year? Evidently the main reason it wasn’t allowed this season was as a covid precaution with too many people being in too small of a space at the monitors. It’s supposed to be available again next year, but man, best of luck doing rankings next season. The two players that SI interviewed about their struggles without it are JD Martinez (who also inferred he breaks down other players swings for them in game) and Baez.

    Best of luck ranking guys next year. Trying to weed out 60 game season flukes, hitters not having all the tools their accustom too, and pitchers benefiting from struggling hitters.

    Best of luck this last week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! Agreed, it’s gonna be a mess to rank for next year…Thinking JD is done, and Baez will be fine, but not based on much other than age

  27. Brett says:
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    Drop Vlad Guerrero for

    Alex Bohm, Dylan Moore, ryan braun

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  28. Stumanji! says:
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    Arenado probably donezo. Sad face emoji.

    Need HR and RBI:
    Gallo (6 games @LAA, @Ari, vs Hou), or Braun (7 games @ Cin, @StL) for my last Until spot?

    Need QS, K, and good ratios (basically all the things):
    SIT 2 of Berrios vs Reds, Ryu vs O’s, Singer vs StL and Det, Brett Anderson @Cin and @StL, Taijuan vs O’s,. Dane Dunning @Cle and @ChC.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

      Anderson, Berrios

  29. Will have no problem fielding a full lineup in my RCL tonight but am also wondering if I should also drop Donaldson and Cruz to upgrade from having to start Blackmon and Braun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Donaldson and Cruz for Blackmon/Braun? Huh?

      • Sorry didn’t explain that properly. Drop Donaldson and Cruz, keep Braun and Blackmon on my bench and stream 2 better hitters for tonight

  30. lwomack58 says:
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    Looking at picking up C. Smith for his 2 starts vs Tex and Colo.-good idea? Son is positive on his 2 starts

    Would have to drop either DJ Stewart or A. Riley. Which would be the drop?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stewart

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Do you like Smith for his two starts?

        Lost the semi for two teams in H2H but trying to break even with a 3rd place this week.

        Thanks for all your advise

  31. Deep Leaguer says:
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    Thanks for all the great content Grey! Need some help for the final week in a 5×5 league. Can you rank in order; Belt, Olson, Hayes, Asdrubal Cabrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Belt, Asdrubal, but I’d look at matchups

  32. Jimmy says:
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    Are you in any dynasty or keeper leagues this year? How have you kept your sanity? Every move for me has been a headache….do I drop him based on a 60 game schedule, do I add/keep him because he did well….slow starters vs quick risers and how that’ll translate into 2021 success…..It’s worse for those competing because you don’t want to give up next year’s potential for a guy who may fludder since this small sample isn’t really indicative to their talents.

    I’ve turned to vodka, gin, red wine and Guiness

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We made our keeper leagues a redraft for one year

      • Jimmy says:
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        I got out-voted by almost a majority in doing that for this year. I wanted no part of keepers. The amendment made for this league in particular was that any drops/adds/trades would result in a new contract starting (lose their old keeper status contract), whereas anyone on our roster that was kept from last year, their contracts would freeze over until next year if they weren’t dropped or traded at all. It was actually a decent change that helped maintain some keeper order, but it’s been “A Beautiful Mind” with formulas all year in my head trying to figure out who to keep for 2021. My liver is taking a beating.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not worth it in keepers this year, we voted to just have a one-off year

  33. Deep Leaguer says:
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    Thanks for the great content this year. Need help for one final push in a 5×5 league. Can you rank in order; Belt, Asdrubal Cabrera, Hayes, Olson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  34. Gary C says:
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    Points League Final this week:

    Please rank (need 3 of the 6)

    Diaz (closer) TB (3), @ Wash (4)
    Civale (2 start) vs Ch WS, vs Pitt
    McCullers (2 start) @ Seatt, @ Tex
    Corbin vs NYM
    Heaney @ LAD
    Javier @ Tex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin, Civale, Diaz

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually, prolly McCullers over Diaz for a chance at more points

  35. The Great Knoche says:
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    Keller blurb… Trade December 15th. Pirates trade Mitch Keller to Dbacks for Madison Bumgarner.

    Quick note – depending on league options potentially might want to look at grabbing some Tigers or Cardinals today if this week carries over into end of season. Looking still probable they will have to play one or two games next Monday with Cards having only a one game lead on Brewers/Reds/Giants and a 1/2 game on Philly in the playoff race.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Keller blurb — sadly, prolly true

      Yeah, agreed on Cards

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        What you think about Victor Reyes heading into 2021. Repeatable? Playing competition pressure next year? Thinking about putting a $6 Bid on him as an end of year roster addition to hold. Line right now extended to maybe 140 games looks like .280/85/12/55/25

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a 6/15/.290 guy

  36. GaryC says:
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    Points league final:

    3B (if Arenado can’t go):
    Riley vs Mia (4), vs Bos (3)
    Muncey vs Oak (3), vs LAA (3)

    1B/3B (need 2)
    Riley or Muncey, whoever not picked above
    Hosmer LAA (2), @SF (1), SF (3)
    Belt Colo (4) @SD (1), SD (3)

    Thanks

    • GaryC says:
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      Also, for the 1B/3B….would you pick cooper over any of those?

      Finally….thanks so much for all of your help this season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

      Hosmer, Belt

  37. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey,

    I need a 2B points league. Who ya got?

    McNeil, Edman, Segura, Cano, Moose, Wong, Profar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  38. Kcc26 says:
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    Yes I echo all of the others—appreciate all of the updates and advice all year! Truly the best place for fantasy baseball advice that cuts through the crap!

    So circling back to my earlier question:

    Would you drop Olson (gets May, Urias, Buehler, kikuchi, Sheffield, Dunn, Gonzales—that’s FOUR lefties) for Votto or N. Lowe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Lowe

  39. Gary C says:
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    One more…..points league final this week

    OF, need 1:

    Cooper @ Atl 4, @ NYY 3
    Schwarber @ Pitt 4, @ ChWS (3)
    Laureano @ LAD 3, Sea 3 @ Sea 1

    Again, thanks so much for your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

  40. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey

    Which 2 got bats would you go with this week: C Frazier, Segura, Bohm, Calhoun, Walsh

    And who are the 2 drops: H Dozier, Villar, Grisham, Candelario, La Stella

    Thanks!

  41. Cyler says:
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    Torenado’s bad season due to the AC joint thing you think? Or just because it’s a stupid season in general?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly both

  42. Gator says:
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    Is top 100 too much of a stretch for Clint Frazier in 2021? Whenever he plays he hits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s near top 100, yeah — Depends on Yanks playing him

  43. Charles Robert says:
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    In a points league, start Belt or Bellinger this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody

  44. Member Berries says:
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    Curse you Julio Teheran!
    Making moves for next season, standard scoring, lots of bats but I have good depth. 350 plus players kept in the league. Have roster flexibility and can pick up 5 total

    1.Need 1 Catcher: Jeffers, Chirinos, or Jensen

    2. Which arms would you recommend grabbing for next season (2-3?):
    Yarbrough, Lugo, Kremer, Akin, Eovaldi, CMart, Houck, Robbie Ray

    3. Any young pieces who may be Grey sleepers:
    Olivares, Tellez, Arozarena, MHarrison, RNunez, Ruiz, Jazz Chisholm, JOsuna, Jose Garcia (CIN), NLowe, Hays

    4. Any buy backs to pick up:
    Rosario, Mercado, Cespedes, Aguilar, Cron, Mancini

    Thanks in advance – appreciate YOU.
    I dont own Kyle Tucker but I wish I did. However, he’s slowing down in Sept. Tucker over Springer next season?
    I am extremely fascinated about rankings for next season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1, Jansen
      2. Yarbrough, CMart
      3. Jazz, Lowe, Tellez
      4. Mercado

      I think Springer over Tucker still

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Appreciate you too!

  45. DonnieB says:
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    Who is the LEAST attractive keeper of these 3 SP: Musgrove, Urquidy, and Javier?

    Who is the BEST keeper among: N Lowe, Dalbec, or Walsh?

    Thanks and my year end thank you will come later. Great to have you there to run things by throughout the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Javier

      Lowe

      No problem!

  46. Michael Villani says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I need to start one in my h2h points championship Sonny Gray, Akin, Brett Anderson or one start Giolita

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito

  47. DonnieB says:
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    also, N Lowe or Cooper for this week? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

  48. Matt says:
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    Which 2 hot bats would you go with this week: C Frazier, Segura, Bohm, Calhoun, Walsh

    And who are the 2 drops: H Dozier, Villar, Grisham, Candelario, La Stella

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walsh, Kole

      La Stella, Jeimer

  49. ghost ride the whip says:
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    Grey, who do you like better heading into 2021 and long term? Lamet or Luzardo? For a while, I was thinking Luzardo but Lamet has been incredible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo

  50. DonnieB says:
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    Is Wander worth a stash over Gore? Musgrove or Urquidy would be my other of 2 nonstarting stashes. Only can keep this year and two after with 8 keepers each year. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Wander

      Musgrove

  51. aintlifegrand says:
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    Starting Pablo Lopez @ATL for the final week? Would only be starting if he could get me 6 IP and not torch ratios. He would have to get higher than 11 k/9 to help me on that ratio.

    SON hates the start. Leaning to sit or drop and let him bomb for an opponent.

    Thanks again!

    • aintlifegrand says:
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      He also got bombed @ATL the last time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

  52. The Skrimmer says:
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    Trying decide between last two Pitching spots in the rotation for the final week: Which two would you start?

    S. Gray v MIL
    A. Heaney @LAD
    K. Guasman v COL
    C. Morton v PHI

    I am leaning toward Gray and Gausman because there is a chance that Gray may get 2-starts if the last game is needed to make the playoffs. But have little clear-cut faith in any of them…which two would you start? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, Gray

  53. Peacecoast says:
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    sup G.

    Love What we do in the shadows. Will miss it.

    Also recommend Yesterday if you haven’t seen it cuz we are old and remember the Beatles.

    Down to the wire I am fighting for first in my home league. Dropping half my team for schmotatos cuz the standings are so close and a good week can seal it. How are you faring?

    NFBC I am 6-8th it’s impossible to win that league I think unless real lucky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be able to pull off a win the NFBC league we drafted back in November — you’re in that league, aren’t you? Or you in Donkey’s?

      Yesterday stunk and so do The Beatles — hope you’re well!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        BTW, I love love love love love What we do in shadows, miss it so much

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW II, it’s great to see you, miss you too!

          • Peacecoast says:
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            I must be in Donkey’s. But we drafted in late March. wtf is this November nonsense.

            Have you liked The Boys? My daughter is 13 now so we watch some stuff together like Upload and Hannah. Meh they were ok.
            I instantly write off any new show that has a whole cast of attractive 20 somethings on the cover page. There are so many of those shit shows streaming on the various platforms. The writing and the acting sucks balls.

            Remember Goliath S3? lol didn’t get past ep2.

            miss you too, regretting not posting more this (shortened) year. I blame you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I think we drafted last November, somehow I’m like 1 point out of 1st with Pete Alonso and Ketel Marte (as on every team)

              I’ve been meaning to watch The Boys, is it good?

              I watched half an episode of season 3 of Goliath, that is the worst show ever

              I blame me too!

              • Peacecoast says:
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                The Boys S1 was amazing. S2 shit gets old a little. The novelty wears off a bit.

                Will you be posting in the off season? I cannot go six months without you again.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I post every weekday, though take some Wednesdays off

  54. Dan says:
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    drop nimmo for…

    Braun or Bohm? lol funny

    Thanks!

    • Dan says:
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      OR is it time to drop jared walsh

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nah on Walsh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo’s been good in Sept — Bohm’s prolly been a bit better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not La Stella

      2. Not Bryce

  55. DonnieB says:
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    For the last week,are you sticking with Laureano for 7 games or would you speculate with Dylan Carlson for 8 games? Which player is the better keeper for just next year? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m trying Carlson

      • DonnieB says:
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        Better keeper maybe too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  56. Cohen says:
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    Andrew Stephenson home vs Wheeler or
    Shogo home vs Woodruff?
    Both leading off

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shogo

  57. Cohen says:
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    Jay Bruce home vs Anibal Sanchez or
    Ruf home vs German Marquez ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruf

  58. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    Championship week! Going for the repeater…

    Do you like Marques @ SF tonight? What about Anderson @ CIN tomorrow?

    Tough news regarding Arenado, any idea where you might rank him next year? Still top 15? In a 4 player keeper league I’m hoping they IL him sooner than later to free up some room on the roster.

    Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Marquez, not BA

      Tough news? What news? Last I heard he was awaiting MRI results

      • J-Money says:
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        Sorry, I didn’t mean to sound the alarm, basically referencing the AC joint and the relatively disappointing season. 1HR in 30+ days is a tough stretch.

        • J-Money says:
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          On that front…in a 12 team OPS league, my keepers the last two years are Arenado, Yelich, Acuna and Lindor. Would you consider replacing any with the like of Tim Anderson or Teoscar? Each player kept is a pick lost, up to the first four rounds.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Anderson over Arenado might be very possible if Arenado goes to another team

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s hurt now, not sure how bad it is yet

  59. Jimmy Jay Jay says:
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    Grey,

    Sorry if you’ve already covered this, but I need a two-starter this week:

    Akin (@Bos; @Tor)
    Civale (ChWS, vs Pitt )
    or
    McCullers (@ Seatt, @ Tex)

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Civale

  60. frankgrimes says:
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    Vogelbach batty call!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Or Walsh? H2H finals week!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walsh

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Quinn is high on tron too might add both and try to swoop a steal

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Swoop there it is!

  61. Jason Murray says:
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    Better bet for a save or two this week?

    Colome with 4 @ CLE
    Pressly with 3 @ SEA and 1 @ TEX

    I was originally leaning Pressly, but having pitched the last two days, I figure he’s not available tonight, though he still has the weaker opponents. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  62. Cram It says:
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    Just for fun because it’s way too early: Keeper forever, 3 hitters/3 pitchers (points league);

    Alonso
    Bregman
    Bohm
    Mountcastle
    Grisham
    Laureano

    Scherzer
    Giolito
    Gallen
    Framber
    Sixto
    Sonny G

    • Cram It says:
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      Jeez, Ozuna too. Maybe somewhere between fluky and actualizing stud status. Forget it, the choice is too much to ponder now

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ozuna’s not bad –Marcell you mean?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes on these after this 60 game season, huh? Looked so good coming in! I guess Alonso, Bregman, Giolito, but could be persuaded differently

  63. Will says:
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    Grey nails another one!

    “Giles (forearm) announced Monday in a post on his personal Instagram account that he will undergo Tommy John surgery, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I nailed that shizz 14 months ago

  64. jacks says:
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    1 slot open: Cano, Duvall, G Cooper or Max Kepler? Kepler only has 5 G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  65. Primetime says:
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    Grey, Austin Riley. Top 21-40 outfield right? Looking at the list from this season, a lot of guys didn’t pan out. I think he fits in right there. As a 3rd base guess around top 15 next season.

    Pache, acuna and Riley outfielders, unless they’re sign Ozuna long term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe 40-50, high Ks, I think…Honestly, I need to look at him

      • Primetime says:
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        That’s what I am doing. Combing through the waiver guys like Mercado, Riley, Robles, patino, Whitley, a Vaughn, benentini h dozier and kieboom.

        We have no draft next year. Keeping same team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha…Riley over all those others, Dozier next

  66. Smitty says:
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    Urias vs OAK
    D. Garcia vs MIA
    K. Kim @ MIL
    Who is the best for this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  67. Cram It says:
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    I don’t own Bryant anywhere and just saw his stats for the first time. Good….GOD! Is he the lowest rated player? Like, legit, THE lowest rate eligible player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, yeah, absolutely hideous

  68. Steve says:
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    Dansby’s been pretty awful this month. Int he final week, dump him for (14T, obp UTIL):

    Lamb (mega hot)
    B Crawford

    Or hold and pray he figures out whatever’s got him slumping?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

  69. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Following our team’s collapse in the past 2 weeks we rose from the ashes and went from 5th to 1st and are now in the playoffs!

    Some are obvious and I checked with the Robot but also wanted human input …

    Civale V. CWS
    Framber @SEA
    Giolito @CLE
    Fried @MIA
    Gausman V. COL (SON adores)
    Carrasco @PIT
    Bassitt V. SEA
    Civale V. PIT
    Framber @TEX

    Also have Gray coming off and going against MIL and MIN … But don’t really want to touch that honestly.

    Feel pretty good about these matchups TBH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all of those, and Gray, but can bench him if you’re not feeling it

      • Alex says:
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        Yeah we need to sit one we have an 8 GS limit with penalties for streaming on Sunday wah wah

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Civale vs. CWS

          • Alex says:
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            Was thinking the same, thanks man! And thanks for everything during this bizarro manfred-cursed season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, No problem

  70. Fogimon says:
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    Bryce confirmed to hit in the DH spot today. Still sit him?

    others in my OF;
    Franmil
    Springer
    Teoscar
    Kyle Lewis
    Duvall
    Sano (UT)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Harper if he’s starting — bench Sano

  71. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I’m still comfortably in first place, but WHIP and ERA tightening a bit, and Wins too. Would you start Caleb Smith vs Texas tomorrow? The rest of my rotation for the week currently includes: Clevinger, Deivi, Hendricks, Maeda, Sixto, and Urquidy, and with the option of adding Mahle and/or Gausman for their starts later this week.

    • Joe Beisbol says:
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      Leaning yes on Caleb, because SON likes his start, but is the risk worth the reward…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, I missed this — yeah, I’d start Smith

  72. braves uk says:
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    Any dynasty league experts out there….?

    I picked up Jared Walsh in a 15 team dynasty a few weeks ago… (oh and a grand slam tonight) and am receiving interest from Angels fans.

    No need to sell but always happy to sell high…. What’s his realistic dynasty value? Is he Rhys Hoskins II. or Dan Vogelbach II.

    If i could swap him for Corbin Burnes in a dynasty, do I take it in a heartbeat or aim higher…?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Burnes

      • braves uk says:
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        Thanks Grey, appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. Cohen says:
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    Carlson at Carlos Hernandez or
    Fuentes at Cueto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlson

  74. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Makes the championships in 2 or 2 leagues.

    One league my opponent owns Jared Walsh

    One league I own Dunning, one league I own Wheeler.

    I’m screwed already no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s 1st inning in two games

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        Venting, lol.

        Razzball is my platform to complain Grey, you should be used to it. LOL.

        I know I know, I have like 8 2 start pitchers plus my pitching is stacked so hopefully everything evens itself out.

        Good luck Grey!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I was trying to be the voice of reason, but of course you can vent

  75. frankgrimes says:
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    Walsh with the Salami!

    • frankgrimes says:
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      And Quinn with the ejection hahah nice!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Grimey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a gorgeous salami it is too

  76. lwomack58 says:
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    Only two moves left for the week:

    Streamer
    [email protected] Bos & @ Tor,
    C. Smith vs Tex and Colo,
    Eovaldi vs Balt.
    Bubic vs Det.
    Means @ Tor
    Miils @ Pitt.

    Like the two starts for Akin and Smith. but don’t want to wreck ratio’s

    Leagues does QS and is Yahoo H2H. Playing for 3rd place.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Smith and Bubic

  77. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Any idea what pitching is going to look like this week? I heard Lamet might have an abbreviated start this week, so can’t really count on him to go out there for 6 strong.

    I picked up Brady Singer for his 2x starts so I’m hoping he doesn’t Quintana me and blow my pitching up… my staff for the week is the following:

    -Brady Singer vSTL & vDET, Sixto @ATL, Fried vMIA, Carrasco vPIT, Gallen vCOL, Lamet vSF (But the game is @SF I think)…

    Do you trust Sixto @ATL? everyone else appears to have decent enough matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Sixto but I don’t think anyone’s safe to start this week who’s on a playoff-bound team

    • William Hung says:
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      I just checked SON – Drew Smyly at $18??? Has he been that good? Also, Sonny Gray is coming back tomorrow – do I dare?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d start Gray, and Smyly that order but I have no faith in either

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