Jordan Hicks sounds headed for Tommy John surgery with a torn UCL. This sucks; don’t get me wrong, but it’s amazing all the people shocked by this news just because the Cardinals said on Sunday it wasn’t serious. I wish I could be that uncynical. I wish I could see the birds chirping and not a bird nagging another bird to take out the trash, or see the flowers and not think, “I wonder who’s buried under there,” but alas…So, with Jordan Hicks out for the next 14-18 months, who will close?  Carlos Martinez has the makings of a two-inning closer, I guess, but, man or five women, it seems super dumb to continue Carlos Martinez down the closer route.  Don’t they want him to start again at some point?  John Gant’s been great until he defecated the sheet out of my fantasy bed on Sunday.  He might still get some looks.  Then there’s wild cards, Andrew Miller (if he were great like years past; he’s no brainer) and Tyler Webb, who is only in discussion because he got one save look the game where Hicks was hurt. I’d go C-Mart and Gant at 75% vs. 22% chance and everyone else at 3%. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Fernando Rodney – Called up by the Nationals.  I know what you’re thinking.  Oh, how sweet, the Nationals gave Rodney a ring to see how he was doing.  It’s not that kind of ‘called up.’  They actually promoted him to their team.

Brendan Rodgers – Didn’t start due to Pat Valaika’s power bat (0-for-4, hitting .050). You have to admit it’s kinda hilarious the Rockies call up rookies and never play them. I mean, it is a little bit funny, right?  Tell me my tears are from laughter.

David Dahl – 1-fgor-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and he went oppo taco in San Fran like he’s on a mission in The Mission?!  Oh em gee, Dull tweaked his launch angle and he’s hitting bombs.  Please, let it continue until September, I will give you my firstborn, which is a Teddy Ruxpin I’ve outfitted in a Giancarlo jersey.

Jon Gray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  Whatever Rockies starter I want one year, get them the next year.  It’s just how it works.

Drew Pomeranz – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 6.79. This was a Streamonator call, and I wish I was in on it, but his next one isn’t that bad either, so maybe I’ll go in on it.

Aaron Sanchez – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.89.  This is what happens when the Jays set the bar at “just be better than Edwin Jackson.”

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer, hitting .289.  Imagine being so stubborn you’ve turned down Gurriel’s schmotatoely hitting for the last month.  On our 30-day Player Rater, he’s a top 15 player.

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (3), hitting .264.  Hitting near-.350 in the last week, and three homers in the last ten games.  Could be another hot schmotato lurking under the cover of Glad Vuerrero.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  So what, so what, SO WHAT! Giancarlo hit his 1st homer on June 24th.  Big deal!  He’s going to hit 100 homers this week and be right on pace with Ketel Maris!

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Love the way Aaron Boone is getting everyone playing time.  Really helps my fantasy team when Aaron Judge and Luke Voit get days off.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.04.  He’s pitched well, but he gets the Red Sox next in London, and the Streamonator hates it.  Actually, wouldn’t trust any pitchers in London aside from Britton.

Tyler Glasnow – Shut down for three weeks following another MRI.  When he was first sidelined in May, I said, “I’d be shocked if you get anything else good from him this year, especially the way he came out of the game, calling for the trainers himself.”  And that’s me quoting me trying to break it to you again that Glasnow is done.

Ross Stripling – Will start on Tuesday for the Dodgers.  Wait, that’s today!  Holy schnikes! I don’t fully trust Stripling, but I could get there with a good outing or two. I’m as easy as a game of Scrabble vs. a toddler.  “Doodie’s got two oh’s!”  That’s me scolding a toddler.

Tony Gonsolin – Will spot start on Wednesday. He’s a 9th rounder from 2016, and 25 years old, so where ya been, cuz?  He features four pitches, and tops out in high-90s on the fastball.  Detective Pikachu could spot a nasty bullpen arm a MPH away.  He hasn’t thrown more than 77 pitches since late-May, so I guess Urias is piggybacking with him. I could see a flyer for some Ks (9.5+ K/9), but doubt he goes past 5 IP.

Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.07, and he was pitchslapped by Zack Greinke (6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.08) who hit his 3rd homer.  Greinke has two more homers than Giancarlo; I think I need to sit down.  Oh, crap, I am sitting. Now what?

Christian Walker – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Hitting near-.450 in the last week, and three homers in the last ten games.  Hot schmotato alert!  Or hot stigmata alert, as my autocorrect always wants to write for Christian.

Lucas Giolito – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.87.  Not as good recently as he was early on, but, Hayzeus Cristo, look at some other pitcher’s ERAs.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer.  Love using Abreu as a barometer for how juiced the balls are.  By this point in the season, Abreu is about a 13-homer hitter.  So balls are juiced on average five homers.  That’s cold hard math!

Yoan Moncada – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Or 8 homers if you subtract Cold Hard Math.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.87.  Wish Ed-Rod would stop administering a stress test.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-5 and his 13th homer, hitting .266.  Mookie not his Betts!

Brandon Workman – 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.75 and he recorded his 7th win, which would be leading all my fantasy teams.  Next year, draft no pitchers, then pick up relievers in April when they start to show themselves as being good.  That’s IRS — IRrefutable Strategy.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-2 and his 8th homer, hitting .218.  Told you to pick him up about five weeks ago.  Since May 19th, JBJ has a higher OPS than Bellinger, Rendon, Josh Bell and teammate, Just Dong.

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  Of course, this comes right after I dropped him when he left multiple deuces on my team.  Things are going well, said a’la Baby Jessica.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .294.  If it wasn’t for Gary Sanchez, we’d be talking about Contreras.  Well, now that I think about it, we are talking about him.  Right now.  Here.

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 5th steal, hitting .287.  Someone complained about Baez, saying he wasn’t stealing enough.  To whoever you are, Baez craves your approval, because he has three steals in the last week.

Julio Teheran – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.94.  Apollo Creed’s manager should be walking behind the Regression Fairies screaming at each pitcher, “Throw the towel!”

Bryse Wilson – Will take over Faultynewtgingwitz’s spot.  I own Wilson in one 15-team mixed league, where I drafted him in March, because I liked him so much. Don’t fully trust any pitcher, but Wilson could have a string of a month’s worth of starts where he’s ownable everywhere.  He averaged around 10 K/9, 1.6 BB.9 in the minor leagues across two years in Triple-A.  Or he’ll get knocked around with Wilson being mistaken for a volleyball.

Steven Matz – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.85. Not sure how close everyone is following the goings on in the Mets’ clubhouse recently.  I’ll give you a quick summation:  On Sunday, Mickey Callaway and Jason Vargas (!) threatened to beat up a Newsday reporter. Yesterday, Callaway apologized, qualifying it by saying Billy Martin used to beat up reporters all the time. Actually, Martin got into a fistfight with a reporter in a barroom, when he was drunk, but nevertheless.  Also, Martin won games.  But that brings us up to date.  So, I guess my question is who’s going to punch Matz?  If no one wants it, I’ll take it. Punch buggy blue and orange!

Michael Conforto – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .264.  Lost in how terrible the Mets are, the Phils are pretty awful too.  They’ve given up more homers than any other NL team, and it’s not close with the Rockies sixteen homers off their pace in 2nd.  Doesn’t feel like that long ago we were saying the NL East was a tough division.  The best pitching in the division is easily the Marlins.

Wilson Ramos – 3-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .279. On our Player Rater, Ramos is in 6th for catchers, just behind Omar Narvaez.  Stop standing right behind Omar, you’re making him Narveaz.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. One more thing that’s going on in the world, that’s not fully fantasy related (though it is a bit, because Adam Eaton is basically telling us why he stopped trying after he received a contract):

Jean Segura – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .277.  I know it’s little consolation when Ketel Maris has 75 homers already, but, with the way the ball is jumping out of parks, I’d be shocked if Segura doesn’t get to 20 homers.

Scott Kingery – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 4th steal, hitting .333.  Hopefully, Gabe Kapler keeps Kingery hitting leadoff, but I think there’s just as much a chance a pitcher is hitting leadoff for them, so I won’t hold my breath, and it’s not because auto-erotic asphyxiation doesn’t sound hot.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-5 and his 17th homer.  He started the scoring against Steven Matz back in *checks calendar* Was that only yesterday?

Zach Eflin – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.26.  But he got the win, so that’s all that matters…*arranges tacks facing up on desk, bangs head down on tacks* Hey, look, I’m Abdullah the Butcher.  *laughs maniacally*  My pitching’s great!  HAHAHAHAHAHA

  1. pugs slugs says:
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    The Rox brought up Hampson on Sunday and he went 2-5 with a run and SB. Choose one of Rodgers/Hampson already!!!

    • crimedog says:
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      They needed to stack the lineup with left handed bats (6 of them) against the lefty Pomeranz last night in order to strike out 11 times in 5 innings.

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Pathetic!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then they play Pat Valaika!

  2. Jubakka says:
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    Should i start Fried vs cubs, and Gibson vs tampa bay this week, i think today actually. I have Snell ,and Alzolay already starting that same day and have Corbin, Gioloto, Caleb, Gallen, Peacock, and Musgrove on my bench in a limited innings league . With strikout to walk ratio as a pitching catagory. We have about 1400 innings to run up, if i played 5 starting pitchers every week that and some relievers wpuld fill the limit. I should let it be known im 2nd to last in era whip and walks, but first in strikouts, and wins . This might not matter but i have Chapman, Pagan, Workmwn, and Minter as relivers for potential saves. With minter benched until he starts saving games.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d bench both

      • Jubakka says:
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        Really. It would be nice to hear they could at least lower my era from a 4.15

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Sure they could but that doesn’t make them worth starting when you only get 1400 IP.

          • Jubakka says:
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            Its actually alot, every year i am the only one who hits the innings limit. Pitchers towards the end of the season get hurt, slow down, dont play, so i start as many as possible. Im projected to go over 50 innings with my squad right now so i can afford to bench them if its going to hurt my era whip and strikeout to walk ratio. I mean if they have worse matchups and are possibly going to have a great game, id want to start them. But if thry might really put me in a whole with those categories then i dont want too. I kinda am leaning towards not starting any pitcher unless they have a great matchup, and just start Snell, Corbin, Gioloto, Caleb, alzolay , and gallen everytime they play. Thing is im sure some wont play 200 ininnings which is what i need 5 starters to pitch for me to hit the inning limit. Thats with relievers.

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              1400 innings isn’t a lot IMO.

              That’s the lowest limit I have in all of my leagues that use innings limits. I can’t imagine not reaching the limit if you’re being at all active….unless there’s a tiny bench combined with a tight moves limit or something weird like that.

              But if you feel good about em, then start em.

              • Juubaka says:
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                More benches then i need. My era needs to go from a 4.15 to a 3.50 to make real progress. After already using up 650 innings already. Thats with Snell, Corbin,musgrove,
                Caleb, Fried, Peacock, Gioloto, Gibson, Gallen, Alzolay, and jimmy nelson, plus relievers chapman, Workmen, and Pagan. Thanks for the advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those don’t sound great, Gibson’s a little bit better

      • juubaka says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  3. Crazy J says:
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    Haha! Now I will have the “throw the damn towel” flashing through my mind every time my pitchers get lit up like Creed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Crazy J says:
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        UGH, I can’t catch a break… started Flaherty, sat Fried.

  4. Scottsteelers says:
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    Do I bench Snell today?? It seems crazy, but he scares the shit outa me.

    • Cram It says:
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      Who doesn’t scare the shit out of you this year? I’m starting him.

      • Scottsteelers says:
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        Haha very true

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Starting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  5. Tigres says:
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    Grey! So the Rockies also left red-hot Desmond out of their lineup last night. At first I thought it was more Rockie-itis… but I see now that he is dealing with “a lower half issue”. Well. At least they’ve narrowed it down to one of his two halves! Thank goodness Dr. Met is consulting for the Rockies.

    Also, WELCOME BACK GIANCARLO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

      • Garbage Day says:
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        From the AP: CF Ian Desmond was out of the lineup with what manager Bud Black would only call a “lower-half issue.” When asked for more specifics, Black said he’s sore on “both sides,” and had no idea he was describing the condition secretively like it’s done in hockey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, WTF

  6. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Wow, awesome report man. And on a short night.

    a. Su novio has the fastest hit ball in MLB this season – 118 MPH on a single through the infield (between 2nd and 3rd) that even Ozzie Smith couldn’t touch! I waited so long for him to be back in action it was painful, still feeling the pain.

    b. Sat Giolito as suggested by SON -23$ score. Thank you. Ks would have been okay, but WHIP and ERA no bueno. Now two bad starts and a third could be coming at home versus the Lastros no more unless he corrects the BB situation.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 25

    In Society, scene 4

    Eddie (Abbott): Look, it’s still leaking. Here, take this here. Take this! Don’t stand there.

    [Eddie (Abbott) hands Albert (Costello) a hammer and he proceeds to hit himself on the thumb.]

    Albert (Costello): Blow! Blow! Blow!

    Eddie (Abbott): Quiet! Quiet!

    Albert (Costello): Blow! Blow! Blow!

    [Albert (Costello) asks Eddie (Abbott) to blow on his hurt thumb.]

    Eddie (Abbott): Shh. Quiet! Shh. The man’s asleep. Look, the trouble lies in this wall. In here.

    Albert (Costello): Yeah.

    Eddie (Abbott): Try and locate it, will you please?

    Albert (Costello): I’ll locate it, Eddie.

    Eddie (Abbott): Okay.

    [Albert (Costello) proceeds to use the hammer and punches holes in the wall. Insodoing, he springs a huge leak and now water is spraying everywhere from the wall, out of the sink and a third leak starts gushing from the wall.]

    Eddie (Abbott): Shh! Not so much noise! The man’s in there asleep. Shh. Hold on to it! Hold on to it! Hold on to it! Put your hand on it!

    Albert (Costello): Hey!

    Eddie (Abbott): Go on. Get that one over there!

    Albert (Costello): Excuse me! Excuse me!

    [While all the mayhem is happening, Albert (Costello) takes the time to use the soap and wash his hands, then washes under his armpits with his uniform on.]

    Eddie (Abbott): Get that one over there! Hurry up! That one over there! Come on. Give me a hand.! Here! Push! Here! Put it… Put it…Come along! Come here. Come here.! Come here.! Get in here.!

    Albert (Costello): Yeah, be right over there.

    Eddie (Abbott): Come here.! Come here a minute.! Get in here.! Get in here! Get in here! Hold your head there. Hold your head there! Hold it in there! Hold that!

    [Eddie (Abbott) uses Albert’s (Costello’s) head to stop the flow of the water from 2 leaks at the same time coming from the wall.]

    [Meanwhile, back in the ballroom, Peter (Kirby Grant) continues to dance and smooth talk Elsie (Marion Hutton).]

    Elsie (Marion Hutton): Everyone is so nice to me. I’m afraid my pumpkin shell is going to change back into mice.

    Peter (Kirby Grant): But please don’t disappear at midnight. I’d have to go all through that glass slipper routine to find you again. Of course, if I knew your name, I could save a lot of time looking for you.

    Elsie (Marion Hutton): I’m Elsie Hammerdingle.

    Peter (Kirby Grant): Look, I’m serious. I’d like to see you again.

    Elsie (Marion Hutton): I’m not kidding. My name is Elsie Hammerdingle and I drive a taxicab.

    Peter (Kirby Grant): Okay, okay, so you’re Elsie Hammerdingle. I’ll see you at the Winthrop
    weekend party, won’t I?

    Elsie (Marion Hutton): Well, I…

    Peter (Kirby Grant): You’ve gotta be there. We’ll drive out together. I’ll pick you up.

    Elsie (Marion Hutton): But I tell you, I’m a taxi driver.

    Peter (Kirby Grant): Sure, sure, you’re a taxi driver.

    Gloria Van Cleve: Who is that new girl dancing with Peter Evans? They’re both dressed as taxi drivers. Hmm?

    Mrs. Van Cleve: Looks like competition.

    Gloria Van Cleve: Well, what do I do now?

    Mrs. Van Cleve: Didn’t you learn anything in that finishing school?

    [End scene 4]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Ante I love you but can we move on from Abbott and Costanza quotes!

      Maybe something more timely like Groucho or WC fields?!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Grimey, we’re halfway thru a movie here!

        • frankgrimes says:
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          Haha oh ok.
          Ever think ante is actually someone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! A. Yeah B. You jinxing him? C. Nice

  7. RicoSuave says:
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    The Dodgers are starting Tony Gonsolin on Wednesday. Is he worth picking up?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      In NL-Only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe in deeper mixed leagues, I do go over him in the post you’re commenting on

      • RicoSuave says:
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        that’s embarrassing, totally missed that… :(

        thanks guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  8. The Harrow says:
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    NL only with QS over wins 10 team h2h. have these for SP: davies, lester, stressbird, matz, gallen, mahle, lucchesi, castillo and V2 in a RP slot (RP options are very weak though, we start 4). drop who for which of this group: alzolay (recently dropped, off WW soon), strahm, gonsolin (probably gone by the time this is read though). strahm/alzolay dropped recently.

    • WhiteWhiteRabbit says:
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      i’d drop VV for Azolay

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with Rabbit, I’d take Strahm over Mahle also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others and DT

      • The Harrow says:
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        davies isn’t the 2nd weakest weak link here, his FIP is 2nd worst out of V2, davies, mahle. also he has by far the worst K rate of any of these guys.

        2. for a different league, drop alcantara or strahm first to get paddack back into lineup? in this question it’s a dynasty.

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          just noticed strahm actually has a worse FIP than davies, strahm’s all the way right under 5.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sandy

  9. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk alert***

    Rogers for the O’s getting some bulk tonight. Might see Nestor Cortes for the Yankees, the original plan had the Green opener, but Green had to start last night so that situation is in flux.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great, thanks!

  10. The Scrant Dog

    The Scrant Dog says:
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    Thanks for the wirte up,

    Drop Lorenzo Cain for JackieBJ?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Game Of Throws says:
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    By dropping Glasnow, I can pick up Luzardo, put him in my NA spot, then pick up Alex Wood and put him in my DL spot, then activate Caleb Smith.

    Seems like a no brainer to me. Right?

    • Cram It says:
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      Sure

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  12. Justin says:
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    Would you drop Alex Gordon for Aaron Hicks?

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  13. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

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

    A) Need to Drop 2 from my team below. Thinking La Stella and one of Gibson or Heaney (they’ll be playing for a position on my fantasy team tonight), you agree or would you drop someone else?

    B) I’ll be picking up Brendan McKay who finally landed in Yahoo under pitching (I have the #1 waiver claim), what do you think of him / ROS outlook?

    C) Also on the wire is Danny Santana (who is not playing badly) and I want to pick up so to have the entire 3X Santana’s, then maybe change my fantasy team to Smooth- feat. Rob Thomas. Is it worth the pick up ? haha

    D) Someone offered me Yonny chirinos for a couple picks. Is he around the same level of production/numbers/reliability as K. Gibson and A. Heaney or a bit of a step up ? (is he worth acquiring)

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

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – K. Giles
    P – A. Heaney
    BN – K. Gibson
    BN – Z. Gallen
    DL – C. Kluber (10-DL)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella, Gibson

      B) Wait, was he called up? I don’t see the news of it… He’ll prolly be a 4 IP reliever, knowing the Rays

      C) I like Danny, but you don’t need him

      D) Meh

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        In regards to Mckay, not called up (yahoo finally added him to the waiver under pitcher)

        He’s the better pick up in between him and Mize ? or Cease ?

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        And lastly (hopefully), you taking this deal, yes right ?

        My: Blackmon, E. Suarez, La Stella, Heaney

        for His: JoRam, Greinke and Price

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re trying to get a headache with JoRam? It sounds okay if you have hitters to spare

  14. Chris says:
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    14 Team League H2H
    A: Mancini and JoRam
    or
    B: Albies and Swanson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, close tho

  15. Alex says:
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    Which side here? Is it fair-ish?

    Give Benintendi and Paxton
    Get Tim Anderson, Wheeler, Senzel

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      its close – depends on needs but probably Beni side

      • Alex says:
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        For context, I’m a Mondesi owner, and my 2B spot has been terrible while I await a Urias call up.

        From this same team I could try to ask for Domingo Santana or Villar instead of Senzel.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Benintendi side, it’s fair

      • Dude says:
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        Drop LeClerc for Carlos Martinez? H2H points. LeClerc collecting dust on my bench.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, CMart

      • Dude says:
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        Pick up Carlos Martinez and drop LeClerc? Which one has a better shot at save opps this year? This is for a points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is fair, but I think I’d go Wheeler/Anderson/Senzel

  16. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team 5×5 roto OBP

    Streamanator and Hittertron consulted…
    (our rule is, “At least one hitter and one pitcher on 4 bench spots total.”)

    Hittertron says start B.Dozier at 2B over Odor (Kingery at MI – no room at 3B or oF for Kingery) and Bradley at U. Move Odor to the bench for young Bobby B.

    Willie Calhoun was going to move to the bench from the IR but I may have to drop him.

    Streamanator loves my 6 SPs (Bauer, MadBum, Snell, Flaherty, F.Valdez, and Fried) so I have three spots left for
    LeClerc (highest $ amount according to Streamanator for next 7 days of who is left!) facing @DET/@TB

    next is Porcello (NYY) I would bench him since I need “Saves+Holds” points
    tie betwen Hand and S.Kelley I would start these two for my last two slots.

    Keichel @CHC gets no love and goes to the bench and stays on the trade block.

    Hendriks (@STL – @LAA) is a serious “STAY AWAY” Bench or cut?

    I guess my question is, “Do I drop Calhoun or Hendriks?” and, “Do you like the idea of starting who I start and benching who I bench?

    • Cram It says:
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      I couldn’t really follow this but I’d keep Hendriks if you need saves.

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks. Yep. I was rambling too much to really understand it.

        Hendriks is probably worth more than Willie Calhoun down the road…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Liam worth much more

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Looks fine. Without knowing who else is available, hold Hendriks and Calhoun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve dropped Calhoun in one league

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks, Grey.

        I’m afraid I’ll have to drop Calhoun, too.

        If Treinen is broken, Hendriks might have some value for Saves+Holds.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, Liam over Willie

  17. Chud says:
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    Dynasty rankings:

    Laureano/Scooter/Avisail Garcia

    Thanks!

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      reverse order but not a whole lotta diff

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I actually like Chud’s order but agree they’re all close in value

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    H2h League, I picked up will smith and Sabathia after Montas, Soroka, Treinan went down yesterday

    after the sabathia’s start i grabbed Liam Hendricks who is eligibel as both Starter and Reliever.

    i figured Sabatha was a quick fill in but he threw to good outings in a row

    who would you hang onto Hendricks, Sabbathia, The Fresh Prince or Raisel Iglesis?

    Can the Phil’s play the mets every week?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Iglesias, Smith, Hendriks

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        thx DT

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Phils vs. Mets is like a battle of who wants to lose more

  19. prey879 says:
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    Starting Alzolay today at home vs ATL? Streamonator is not a fan to say the least (-$27.7), but that may just be rookie pitcher treatment.

    12 tm 5×5 roto league w/ QS is the question.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pass for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t seem worth it

  20. Noam Levenson says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Trade on the table I’m considering.

    Would you deal Kyle Tucker (23rd round keeper value) and Brandon Lowe for Jose Abreu? Abreu would replace Cron for me and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. would replace the loss of Lowe at 2B.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If you like your chances of winning now, sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Noam Levenson says:
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        Is Abreu over Cron or Lowe a good enough upgrade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, don’t think so

  21. Richard Nelson says:
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    Points League: ROS (Top 2 in order):
    C. Walker
    J. Bruce
    J. Bradley Jr.
    C. Taylor

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bruce, Walker

      • Richard Nelson says:
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        Add Laureano to that list

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Laureano over Walker for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Brother Grey!

    I’ve taken your sage advice and own Lourdes Gurriel everywhere….amen, he’s single handedly filling in the gaps for my banged up teams with his position eligibility.

    How do you rank the following ROS (no needs in particular):

    1. Lourdes Gurriel, Scott Kingery, Dee Gordon, Hunter Dozier
    2. Pham, Dahl, Avasail Garcia, Justin Upton
    3. Jon Gray, Nick Pivetta, Yu Darvish, Chris Archer

    Appreciate you holdin’ it down on the Cold Hard Math!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Kingery, Gordon, Dozier
      2. Pham, Dahl, Upton
      3. Darvish, Gray, Pivetta

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks Mr. Teeth!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks brother Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  23. Quill says:
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    Would you add Workman in a roto league over any of the following

    Valdez
    Heaney
    Luchessi
    Yamamoto

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah

      • Jubakka says:
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        Not heaney?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I’d rather have Heaney still

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. Jaca says:
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    Morning DT/Grey,

    Who you like ROS 12 team 5×5 roto(avg), Villar or Mercado?

    Puig is sitting on the wire and I need to drop one of those guys for him.

    Also, would you drop either Villar or Mercado for Matt Olson or Bobby Bradley if your only 1B is Voit and you lead steals by 21 with Mondesi, Tatis Jr, Baez (stealing again), and Puig for SBs assuming I pick him up?

    Also pt. 2: Garver was dropped, he is for sure an add over Robeto Perez right?

    Thanks doggies

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Morning Jaca,

      I’d lose Villar for Puig.

      Part 2 sure.

      • Jaca says:
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        sounds good, thanks DT

        so youre saying Mercado is a hold over Olson and Bradley?

        Also, just realized im rostering a ridiculous 8 starting pitchers…should I be picking up a reliever or bat instead of rostering one of these guys? Dont wanna crush my innings limit by having 8 starters haha

        Marquez, Bieber, Paddack, Clevinger, Wheeler, Gallen, Framber, Lucchesi

        Thanks again

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I’d keep Mercado over them unless you need straight power, then I’d go with Olson.

          Olson over Framber works for me. If you want a higher average floor then go with Bradley over Olson.

          No problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Jaca says:
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        Thanks guys.

        My pitching is what has me in first I’m first place in everything but wins. I am first in stolen bases but my average is trash so I’m selling out for power haha. Aka I’m gonna go with Olson over Bradley

  25. Lovedarooks says:
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    4×4 NO K’s …(so dumb)
    Who are the worst and next to worst for Rest Of Year in case I can find better in this very deep NL only ?
    At this point W and WHIP are closest….but a long way to go.
    Jon Gray —Kelly(AZ) — Yamamoto — T Williams —Pivetta—-

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      All good NL only options. Trevor Williams would be first to go for me, then Kelly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. Robert says:
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    JBJr or Buxton?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Buxton

      • Robert says:
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        Thanks Teeth

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. Lt says:
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    Grey!
    10 team 6×6 h2h

    I literally contacted a guy in my league yesterday asking who he wants for Glasnow. He’s teetering between in and out of the playoffs and I’m almost the 2 seed. Is he now not a target for holding till playoffs start? Any injured players you would send someone atop the standings to seek out and wait on? Thanks again great write up

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not a big fan of trading for injured guys, they probably make more sense on rebuilding teams. Maybe Carrasco or Kluber if you can get em really cheap but I wouldn’t be giving up much.

      • Matty says:
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        Have there been any Carrasco updates?
        Are folks still holding him in 10 team keepers?

        • Matty says:
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          And I just saw the video at the top. So that’s answered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  28. Dillon says:
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    Awesome stuff as usual!

    Does the Glasnow setback accelerate McKay being called up? I have the #1 waiver in a redraft 6×6 – do you think it’s worth using it on McKay? (yahoo just added the SP version of the guy last night…)

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He could be up any day but I don’t think I’d use #1 priority on him, would just wait and see if he clears waivers.

      • Dillon says:
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        Thanks DT. It’s tough because the plan was to use it when he got called up and pitched his first game (I figured that’s how yahoo was going to add him). This throws a wrench in my plans, especially with pitching being so thin this year

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem, Dillon. But don’t let me talk you off your plans… I would expect that he’d clear waivers but you know your league way better than I do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  29. Rob says:
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    Drop B. Rodgers for Sogard or Galvis?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  30. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Hey Gey!

    You’re Def not being cynical. This has been trend for a bit for pitchers and their managers. You’re just KEEPING IT REAL!

    Be refreshing if a manager came out and said, ” yep, def thinking Tommy John Surgery is on the table..”

    I think fantasy owners would appreciate the honesty:)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  31. Alex says:
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    Still trying to add runs and speed in the middle infield slots… Which is best?

    1. Trade Benintendi for Elvis/ LeMahieu
    2. Trade Benintendi for Elvis/ Dee Gordon
    3. Trade Voit for Elvis

    • Cram It says:
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      Probably 1 but I don’t know why he’d do that.

      • Alex says:
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        Dudes got Scooter and Buxton coming off the IL plus Hiura on his bench.

        • Cram It says:
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          And he’d be given up 2 top 30 players. Go for it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  32. JFER GOAT says:
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    I’m not predicting that he will get the closer job (because lol at predicting anything with the Cardinals), but Giovanny Gallegos has been the best reliever on the Cardinals & one of the best in MLB this year. Dude ranks 5th in SIERA among all relievers (behind only Hader, Giles, Yates, and The Fresh Prince), 5th in K-BB%, and 13th in SwStr%.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, who knows, but like you said he’s been good

  33. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H DYNASTY keeper

    Need the SP points

    Start Arrieta vs NYM tonight?

    Maybe serviceable at home atleast?

    Thankyou!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  34. LLango says:
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    Morning DT and Gray,

    I’m 18 games out of the 6th spot in my keeper league, only top 6 make playoffs. Its a 12 team H2H league. We keep 10 guys. No one is willing to move pitching right now so I’ve given up trying to trade for them so I’m streaming a few guys here and there.
    I want to upgrade my OF. What kind of OF can i get if i trade Kingery and Swanson? Maybe an Austin Meadows? i want to move 2 players for 1.

    • LLango says:
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      current roster: (K – Keeper)
      McCann
      Abrea (K)
      Moncada (K)
      Torres (K)
      Riley (K)
      Hicks
      Upton
      Alvarez (K)
      Goldy (K)
      Swason
      Mazara
      Kingery
      Swanson
      Gurriel (tor)
      Hiura (K)

      SP
      Buehler (K)
      Snell (K)
      Soroka (K)
      Minor
      Price
      Dakota (streamer)
      RP Ellias
      RP Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try it for Meadows

  35. krazyivan says:
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    Are the Dodgers adding a sixth starter or is Walker Buehler getting skipped in the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’ve been giving him an extra day for weeks

  36. G says:
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    How you feel about throwing Basset @csrds vs Flaherty tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  37. MetsIslesNoles says:
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    Drop Votto for Bradley Jr? 12 team 6×6 OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  38. JC says:
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    Start Alzolay at home versus the Braves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems dangerous

  39. BAC says:
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    12 team 5×5 OBP
    Please rank ROS: Franmil, JBJ, Gurriel Jr., Biggio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil, Lourdes

  40. MIGDOG says:
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    what do we thinking about a gerrit cole trade for kris bryant in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  41. Kcc26 says:
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    I asked this on the prospect podcast thread yesterday but wanted to get an opinion here:

    12 team mixed keeper:

    A ss-needy owner in my league approached me about a straight up swap of his Kyle tucker for my Bo Bichette. I currently have Machado at SS and an OF of Acuna/Benintendi/puig/Alvarez/upton so I’m not in desperate need of help from either this year and looking more toward next year and beyond.

    Who would you rather have in 2020? If it matters at all, barring any trades I’ll likely be keeping 2 OF (Acuna and Alvarez) and cant keep Machado next year.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker side

  42. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Lose Quintana, Ed Rod, or both and stream?

    thanks

    • ryanoger says:
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      *Quintana OR Ed Rod?

      Or just lose both and stream? *

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose both

  43. Bucktail30 says:
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    Keep forever dynasty OBP league…contending this year.

    Trade my Benintendi, Touki Toussaint, Michel Baez and 1st rd prospect pick for Jacob Degrom, Jose Berrios and late round prospect pick?

    My OF/Util is Acuna, Betts, Harper, Bryant, Yordan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeGrom

  44. Richard Nelson says:
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    Points League ROS (Top 3 in order, por favor):
    D. Gregorius
    A. Rosario
    L. Gurriel
    S. Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery, Gurriel, Amed

  45. Dave D says:
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    Almost guaranteed Eflin will suck if I start him. Got an expensive win. Had him and Teheran going in one league: 13ER in 9IP. My ERA’s are all skyrocketing. Ouch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was a miserable game for starters to own

      • Dave D says:
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        It seems like that’s true for me more often than not over the past couple weeks. I’m going with all AAA Starters now. Bryse, Gallen, Yamamoto, Framber or bust

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup, and they’re better than drafted aces!

  46. Hugo says:
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    Tiny stabs in my heart every time I read a Gurriel blurb thinking back to you telling me to drop him for Adames.

  47. NoIdeaWhatImDoing says:
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    Give up Nola for Meadows?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  48. crimedog says:
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    Gant or Liam Hendricks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liam

  49. Joe says:
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    5×5 OBP and QS keeper league – would you take Nola ($15) or Conforto ($11)? I feel like it was definitely Nola going into the year, just curious if that’s changed for anyone. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  50. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    A) Dahl – you could say his launch angle has been *sunglasses on* dahl’d up *yeahhhhhhhh*
    Watched his ABs yesterday. seems like his approach has changed again, we might see his average drop to like .280 and get those elusive HRs. We’ll see if it looks the same tonight. btw 6 of his 9 HRs have been oppo taco, crazy.

    B) Eaton – i don’t completely disagree with him. that said, he’s always been a huge D, and he totally admitted that he stopped trying after big contract. this is why i like incentivized contracts, eat what you kill on top of a base, that’s how i live!

    C) Giancarlo – as he blasted that i was singing “you will always be my boo!” took long enough, glad he’s back now hitting bombs and glad Baez is stealing again. All is right in the world.

    D) Rodgers/Valaika – I made that same point as i yelled at the TV last night when Valaika came up to bat the first time. then my daughter (3yr) told me they can’t hear me, lol.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      more on Dahl, all his perifs have been steadily improving since he came back. Hardhit%, ExitVelo, Chase%, SwStr%, ZoneCon%, K% are all trending in the right direction. Crossing Fingers!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Love to hear it on Dahl

        • William Hung says:
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          Me too, but in my format, those Ks are gonna kill me unless he goes all Yordan-like with the homers

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I hear ya

        • Dave D says:
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          I don’t recommend holding your breath until Dahl breaks out.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Too late, I’m holding it!

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            Last 30 days: 27/6/24/1/.330/.389/.589 , thats getting pretty damn close

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed, David Dahl is a top 15 bat on the 30-day Player Rater

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                top 15! love it, thats crazy. which means if he gets 1 more in the next few days would likely push him to top 10. Give him a cortisone shot! that always did wonders for Zimmerman, lol.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, yup… Hitting around third in the Rockies lineup is enough to push anyone up… All dem runs and RBIs

                  • Dave D says:
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                    P-erhaps until he has an abdominal event that renders him day to day for 16 weeks.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sigh, yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Hahaha, nice! I hope it continues!

      B. He just seems like an ass, but he also apologized, retracting everything he said

      C. Haha

      D. Ha!

  51. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey/DT,

    Drop M. Olson for A. Hicks or L. Gurriel ROS? I’m thinking Hicks since that Yankees lineup is so nasty…thanks in advance

    I also have either R. Laureano, or G. Cooper to drop for either but thought you might want to drop Olson instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper for Hicks sounds fine

      • Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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        Thanks. Would it matter if Olson wasn’t a keeper and Cooper can be?

  52. starz31 says:
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    Can I finally cut Wil Myers? in 10-team. Or would you cut Franmil over him? Myers has been a bust, again.

    And with J. Hicks out now, is B. Workman worth speculating on or Jose Leclerc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut em

      Workman’s fine to grab

  53. HappyJax says:
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    Apologize for the backstop interrogative, but… Please rank these in a 12-team H2H cats league going forward – Vazquez, Phegley, R. Perez, or Garver? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  54. Wilson Manedelo says:
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    Choose two

    Bobby Bradley
    Chris Taylor
    Laureano
    Gennett
    Victor Robles

    Out of those two, who do you like more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano, Robles

  55. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Feel uber-confident in Logan Allen at Baltimore, today? 11 tm keeper roto with 200 start limit.

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m taking the plunge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not confident, but I am starting him

  56. Hurleyman says:
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    My hitting stinks. Trade Justin Bieber for Aaron Judge to help me? Which side?

    12 team 5×5 roto

    • Cram It says:
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      Judge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  57. James Stechschulte says:
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    Mondesi for my K. Bryant? I have Suarez at 3B as well.

    Also offered to me this week:

    Dee Gordon for my Kyle Schwarber.

    I do need steals…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair,I’d take Mondesi — Gordon one is fine too, just cheaper steals

  58. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Someone offered their Robles for my Benintendi… thinking ‘meh’… should I do it?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      I wouldn’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  59. Tom says:
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    Keeper league trade…..

    12 team
    Keep 6 forever
    My Mondesi for ……
    Chavis and Riley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

      • Tom says:
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        Thanks grey

  60. crimedog says:
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    Fantasy Master Lothario, who do you like better as a 3 year keeper option. Tatis Jr. or Eloy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis

  61. Huffin Gas says:
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    Everything that’s happened since the day the Mets hired that player agent fella to be GM has been damn fun to follow. Although the Zobrist/cheating ex-wife/mystery teammate lover love-triangle is up there as well. Can’t forget about Clevinger ex-wife’s twitter account. That one’s pretty special too. All of this makes me forget about how much I hate pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, yup!

  62. fausto

    fausto says:
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    thoughts on this trade in a redraft
    *his c.smith and c.kimbrel for my b.harper and z.gallen?

    im leading this league in every single offensive category and its not really close…im up 18hr 110rbi and 22sb, yes that 110rbi isnt a typo…BUT im also leading the league in era and whip… i really like c.smith but should i even mess with it?(my OF would still be the best in the league even without harper)

    also

    *a.alzolay tonight vs ATL(-$28)
    first year using SON, is the bot hating this start bc of lack of data on alzolay? and are you throwing him anywhere?

    thoughts and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to see you, fausto!

      I’d take Harper side

      I don’t trust Alzolay

  63. Capstone says:
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    In both of my leagues I’ve elected to move Mondesi to my IL and cut bait with Glasnow. What one player (Pitcher or Batter) would you pick up in each league as a corresponding move in each league?

    League 1 (H2H points)

    This player would be by 5th reliever: Romo, Kelley, Kennedy, Davis, Pagan, Elias

    This player would be my 2nd Bench bat: Chris Taylor, Robles, Gennett, Laureano, Didi, Piscotty

    This player would be my 8th starter: Means, Hudson, Turnbull, Alzolay, McKay, Luzardo

    League 2 (Roto)

    This player would be by 5th reliever: Romo, Kelley, Pagan, Elias

    This player would be my 2nd Bench bat: Chris Taylor, Laureano, Gennett, DSJ, Danny Santana, Mercado

    This player would be my 8th starter: Caleb Smith, Severino, Hudson, Logan Allen, McKay, Luzardo

    • Capstone says:
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      The batters available in League 2 would serve as my 1st bench bat actually

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Alzolay

      2. Smith

  64. Please rank Eflin Lester Gallen Canning Miley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen, Lester

  65. OddBall Herrera says:
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    Speaking of Hickses

    Am I living in the past too much if I think that Aaron Hicks will eventually put his foot on the gas and leave behind outfield newcomers like Mercado, Laureano? Going into the season Hicks was a, health providing, top 20 OFer.

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m not worried about Hicks until if he starts losing PT due to lack of performance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  66. synyster says:
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    Gray my man, I gotta drop a bat to activate Gallo off the DL. 6×6 with OBP. This lineup changes with matchups. I am thinking Meadows is on the chopping block here?

    C. Chirinos
    1. Hoskins
    2. Danny Santana
    3. Rendon
    SS. Machado
    OF. Yelich
    OF. Khris Davis
    OF. Dahl
    Util. Stanton
    Util. Conforto
    Util. Domingo Santana
    BN. Tatis JR
    BN. Choo
    BN. Mondesi (DL)
    BN. Meadows
    DL. Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

      • synyster says:
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        Thanks Gray! Sorry for the double post!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  67. synyster says:
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    Gray my man, I gotta drop a bat to activate Gallo off the DL. 6×6 with OBP. This lineup changes with matchups. I am thinking Meadows is on the chopping block here?

    C. Chirinos
    1. Hoskins
    2. Danny Santana
    3. Rendon
    SS. Machado
    OF. Yelich
    OF. Khris Davis
    OF. Dahl
    Util. Stanton
    Util. Conforto
    Util. Domingo Santana
    BN. Tatis JR
    BN. Choo
    BN. Mondesi (DL)
    BN. Meadows
    DL. Gallo

  68. buster moon says:
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    Better IL Stash:

    D German or C Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  69. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    For us Giolito owners, I was watching the game last night and with 1 out and the WS ahead 3-2 in the 5th (something like that), he threw his first 4 pitches to Nunez and all landed inside the box, but Frank Drebbin, alias Enrico Polazzo decided that the count should be 2-2, and Nunez proceeded to get a hit on Strike 5 and knock in the tying run. I was waiting for the moon dance behind home plate to tie my ratios up in a nice shite package.

    Not saying that Giolito was a great start, but it could (should) have worked out better.

    Ok, my gripe for a Tuesday.

    Thanks for listening and for what you do Grey.

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m not reading into that start. It was a tough matchup. It happens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  70. Cable says:
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    12 team H/H points redraft…weekly lineup set start 5 SPers per week….

    would you do a trade package of Giolito & Tanaka for any or all of the following

    Verlander
    deGrom
    Sale
    Snell
    Buehler
    Morton
    Bauer

    my SPers are as of now are

    Scherzer
    G Cole
    Z Wheeler
    M Fried
    Giolito
    Tanaka
    Plesac
    F Valder
    D Greman…IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, any of the 1st 4

      • 183414 says:
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        You apparently forgot Buehler. Maybe 2nd after Verly, if not 1st.

  71. Adam says:
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    Who to lose to activate Springer? M.Fiers, F.Valdez, L.Hendriks, M. Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  72. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

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

    One of the managers is a crazy Buehler fan. I’m competing for this year and he most likely isn’t. Which side you want in this trade:

    My: Domingo Santana, E. Suarez, Buehler, Heaney (1st & 3rd round pick)
    for His: Stanton, DeGrom and Kershaw (2 last round picks)

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t seem particularly great

  73. Cotts says:
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    Bradley or Laureano

    • knucks says:
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      Jackie or Bobby? John?

      • Cotts says:
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        Bobby

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jackie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

  74. cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft…..if Gallen is a add one will have to leave ..

    Robles
    Riley
    Andrus
    Tatis
    Do Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles

  75. rhodyballer says:
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    Like everyone, my pitching is in shambles. I apologize for the long and convoluted question in advance.

    I have Matz, Just Awful and Glasnow on my 12-team redraft roto who all gotta go. No IL spots – just 3 BN spots. Weekly lineup changes. Here’s my team:

    C Kelly
    J Phegley
    R Hoskins
    J Baez
    E Escobar
    J Polanco
    T Turner
    J Gallo
    Y Puig
    R Laureano
    D Dahl
    S Marte
    B Buxton (R)
    S Kingery

    L Jackson
    S Greene
    W Davis
    J Paxton
    S Matz
    G Cole
    S Bieber
    R Iglesias
    C Sale
    J.A. Happ (R)
    T Glasnow (R)

    Should I try to swing a trade, load up on closers or pick up any of these jabronis and – if so – in what order, please? Or just stream whoever throws against BAL?

    Marco Gonzales SP
    Nick Pivetta SP
    Martin Perez SP |
    Trevor Richards SP |
    Adam Plutko SP | CLE
    Nathan Eovaldi SP | BOS
    Carlos Martinez SP | STL
    Taylor Rogers RP | MIN
    Anibal Sanchez SP | WAS
    Michael Pineda SP | MIN
    Adbert Alzolay SP | CHC
    Mike Leake SP | SEA
    Matt Strahm RP | SD
    Julio Urias RP | LAD
    Tanner Roark SP | CIN
    Jose Leclerc RP | TEX
    Pablo Lopez SP | MIA
    Shawn Kelley RP | TEX
    Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL
    Sergio Romo RP | MIA
    Alex Reyes SP | STL
    Roenis Elias RP | SEA
    Jose Alvarado RP | TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hard to say when you list so many names… Alzolay, Strahm and Rogers are better than Happ, Glasnow, Matz

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Raindoggg says:
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    Just traded Lyles, Martin Perez and Lourdes for Edwin and Clevinger…..need another offensive pickup……have Merrifield who can move to second so position isn’t THAT important but need overall offensive production in the greatest form in one player however it comes……Todd Frazier, Garrett Cooper or Jackie B Jr.? (OBP instead of AVG league)……any intelligent (or I guess intelligible I suppose) opinions welcomed…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

      • Raindoggg says:
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        word…….thanks……

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  77. Euto says:
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    Bench one

    Bradley vs KC (Sparkman)
    Olson @ STL (Flaherty)
    Soler @ CLE (Beiber)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  78. William Hung says:
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    Here’s to Heaney bouncing back like a tennis ball or any type of ball except a football after he suckered me with last week’s start. Back in on him again for hopefully his 2 starts this week…

    How about that start by Lester yesterday? I think the bench clearing non-brawl and shouting match fired up Lester. I am guessing it’s more mirage than anything and he’s not worth holding for his next start @ CIN. I am planning to dump him for Framber and his $16 start v. Pitt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe it fired him up, I wouldn’t start him in Cincy

      • William Hung says:
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        I’m hoping I can take the drama out of my starting pitching matchup this week with strong starts by both Flaherty and Heaney today –

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  79. Db says:
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    Pick up straham @baltimore and drop winkler, jefress, alzolay or hold.
    Hold/saves league and k/9 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

  80. Db says:
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    I have odoriZzi vs Tampa, minor @det, Marquez @sf, and gallen vs Washington going tomorrow already still had straham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is there a question?

      • Db says:
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        Yea from the question above I have 4 starters going tomorrow should I add a 5th in straham or hold

  81. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great job by Rudy (?) on that title!

    Happ has been riding my bench (yet managing to stay on my roster) all year in my 12 team weekly league. Looking to use one of my $9 remaining (out of 100, no $0 bids – so, 9 moves left for 10 more rounds of weekly faab bids) to replace him for a boring pitcher who I can rely on to give me non-ratio-killing production rest of season. Would you spend a buck on any of the below, or just hold fast and save the $9 for true needs?

    Roark
    Shark
    Jordan Lyles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Rudy did title… Nah, hold

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Sounds good. It wouldn’t totally surprise me for Happ to randomly go HAM and have a killer August/Sept out of nowhere.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, I wouldn’t go that far! I guess maybe, but those other options are kinda bleh

  82. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Happy Duesday Grey-Meister,

    Even though you’re short, oh, uhm, I mean the slate was short, I agree with Garlic, excellent work!

    Have Jerry Springer coming off the IL/DL and have to drop one, could you do your magic?

    Chavis, Riley, Dejong or Brian Dozier??? Just want to toss the worst, I’m leaning toward Dejong with Chavis right behind.

    Thank you for your wisdom shared.

    CCC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Time to pay your Tues!

      DeJong

  83. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Re: Pomeranz Start

    Rotoworld – This came out of nowhere!

    Me – No it didn’t. Clearly you’ve never met Rudy and his army of robots. Thanks SON!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prospect Mike: Company Man!

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Hells yeah

    • man, that was some balls starting pomeranz. i feel a bit timid on awful LHPs after smyly and kikuchi.

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Ha, I hear that. Fortunately SON hasn’t been programmed to feel fear yet.

  84. big league choo says:
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    QS dynasty league

    Stash loaisiga over Salazar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this from 2018? Sure

      • big league choo says:
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        IL stash

  85. Sad Keanu says:
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    10-team mixed H2H. Looking to trade Altuve for an arm. Someone offered me Tanaka. Is it an okay trade or should I try for more? I have Ketel Marte, Kingery, Baez filling out my MI spots. I don’t need Altuve riding the bench and need pitching help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More

  86. Man says:
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    Lose two (H2H points league)

    Soler
    Olson
    Bobby Bradley
    Laureano
    Victor Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bobby, Robles

  87. Joe Schmo says:
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    Could you rank these guys ROS ? Thanks !

    Bauer (can’t believe I have to ask), flaherty, wheeler, giolito, bieber.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, Lucas, Bieber, Wheeler, pretty close

      • Joe Schmo says:
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        Do you see flaherty as a buy low? Or would you sell if you can get a decent return. Being offered Scherzer/villar/aroldis for rizzo/flaherty in my keeper league. Thanks !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flaherty looks weaker than last year… I’d want Rizzo there tho

  88. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am looking to make a trade for a starting pitcher. SOmeone is offering me Lucas Giolito. He wants Michael Brantley, and Minor leaguer Tristan McKenzie. I said no. I want to offer Aaron Hicks and Yandy Diaz. Is that a fair offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        should I add Michael Pineda in the deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok thanks

  89. Rob says:
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    6×6 Roto Dynasty league with OPS and QS the extra categories…Trade my Soler for his Kieboom? I already have K. Davis and Renfroe as the obligatory low average good power hitters…My SS are Fletcher and Simmons so I could use some help there long term…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess for next year

  90. Cohen says:
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    Grey, when Caleb Smith comes off DL do u like him or Flaherty more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty but close

  91. FantasyLand says:
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    Glad I used the streamonator yesterday with Jon Gray. ROS question, roto league top 3 please out of Yonny, Lynn, fried, strahm, matz and Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn, Yonny, Strahm

  92. Chet says:
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    Are you starting Ray at home vs LA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own him, but I would start him

  93. mUshi says:
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    Hi Grey.

    Dahl or benintendi in a dynasty? Is it close?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi, it’s close

  94. waffles says:
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    hi grey. are you trusting Bassitt tonight @STL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  95. Fogimon says:
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    Do you see Dee taking the leadoff spot back from Mallex at any point this season?

    I feel that Dee’s value plummets when he is hitting 6th or lower in the lineup. I own both, so the Mallex resurgence has been great, but am worried about Dee’s productivity & counting stats ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anything can happen but doesn’t seem likely right now

  96. knucks says:
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    Rizzo for Victor Robles/Benintendi

    You go Rizzo for sure right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It could either way, I’d take Rizzo

  97. big league choo says:
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    Probably more of a mike/Ralph question

    Thinking of dropping Avisail for dodgers new SP promotion. Gonsolin has an high 90s fastball, above avg splitter with a curve and a slider. Worth a flier, have Clint Frazier to replace him whenever he gets traded.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I go over Gonsolin in the post you’re commenting on

  98. pugs slugs says:
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    NL-Only H2H

    If Logan Allen sticks in the rotation please rank: Mikolas, Matz, Allen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh… Matz, Allen

      • pugs slugs says:
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        I get it. Just wondering if owners have lost faith in Matz and Mikolas yet. Sucks for NL only because they both are better than what’s on FA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  99. crimedog says:
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    Luke Voit batting 5th with a .400 OBP…things that make you say hmmmm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, just a normal not-making-any-sense lineup

  100. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – was offered a $19 Trevor Bauer +[waiver guy] for my $0 Woodruff in a keeper league. I’m looking to win now, but hesitated on accepting given that Woodruff is overperforming Bauer this year across the board, aside from actual ERA.

    Am I overthinking this / is Bauer side the easy winner here?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer side

  101. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Grey, who you like more ROS Bauer or Berrious? Normal 5×5 shallow roto league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios, close

    • Laguna BobbyI says:
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      *Berrios

      • Laguna BobbyI says:
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        Thanks Grey. One more for ya, same league, in a vacuum, Ohtahni or Voit?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Voit

  102. Hot says:
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    Who would you start in a points league?

    Laureano @ STL (Flaherty)
    Soler @ CLE (Bieber)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramon

  103. Steve says:
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    Azolay, Darvish or McKay? 12T roto 5-cat, drop one.

    Thanks

    • Steve says:
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      Assuming McKay is up in the next two weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish

  104. bobbo says:
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    Who would you start tonight?
    -$9.3 Rosario vs TB with Snell pitching -9.3
    $21.5 Meadows @ MN with Gibson pitching

    Only reason I ask is recent performance has Meadows slumping quite a bit compared to Rosario. So who would you start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  105. The Other JC says:
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    Buttrey, P Baez, Minter, Strop for holds. Have to cut one. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buttrey

  106. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Who is closing in Cincinnati? Lorenzen or Iglesias? I missed out on Liam Hendricks of OAK because the cards didnt put Hicks on the IL fast enough. So i need to find another closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iglesias

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Damn. I need to a closer to replace Hicks.

        • frankgrimes says:
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          Why didn’t you just drop Hicks?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            because my league is a keeper league and he is affordable next year

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He won’t return until 2021

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                he is still affordable even in 2021

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Okay

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    $25 next year, $28 in 2021

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds terrible

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      y does it sound terrible?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Bc lot of $

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      not really I have $1300 salary cap next year and 2021

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, thought out of $260…carry on

  107. Silent Heat says:
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    Grey, Any chance Gonsolin sticks in the rotation if he looks good? Dude has nasty stuff.

    My pitching staff to staart the year:
    Jameson
    Hicks
    Mize
    Honeywell
    Strickland
    Cmart and
    Underachievers
    Flaherty
    Sale

    Been a “fun” year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think he has a great chance of that, but anything could happen, not like Stripling has been great

  108. Steve says:
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    Lorenzo Cain just hit waivers in a 10T daily 5×5, is he hurt or just slumping?

    Like him better than Meadows, Domingo, Segura or J Turner?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slumping, not over those guys

  109. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey , back on

    Dynsaty team,
    i have top of the pops batters
    and top of the poops pitchers!

    Here is my team
    C. R.Perez
    1B Pete Alonso + Abreu
    2B C.Biggio + Lourdes
    3B rendon
    SS Lindor
    OF Acuña + K.Davis + JDMart
    Util: Either Tim Anderson / Castellanos
    Bench Villar
    DL Andujar + Alfaro

    Pitchers :
    SP1.2.3 Giolito/Lucchesi/Hamels
    RP1.2 K.Giles + Robles (saves)
    P1.2 Minter + Lorenzen (holds)
    P3.4 T.Williams + T.Rorak
    Bench Yamamoto
    DL Glasnow+ Domingo German

    I can switch and upgrade with :
    Waived : Archer / Matz / F.Montas
    Avalaible SP : Plesac / Plutko / Homer Bailey HOT
    Avalaible RP : Hendricks /
    Mainly OF : Laureano / M. Smith for SB or Mercado if i drop Cold-Villar
    or Pillar / Bryan Reynolds

    your 2 cents?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Liam over Williams unless you prefer starter

  110. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    27 team keeper (no salaries, just keep 5). Benintendi or Alvarez and is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close, I’d still go Benintendi

  111. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Who do you start tonight – Cron facing Snell in Minn or J. Bell facing Cole in Houston? It’s a standard roto – not head to head. Just looking for best possible production.

    Bell hasn’t had a good June in power or average categories. Cole does serve up HR’s and Snell has been getting shelled of late.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  112. Gotime says:
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    Any value in stashing Lamet? (12tm H2H) or meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly meh, but if you have room why not

  113. Dan says:
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    Points league. Who has more value form here on out – Conforto or Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  114. Robert says:
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    Rodgers sitting again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He hit the IL

      • Robert says:
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        I hadn’t heard that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They just announced it 5 mins ago

  115. Trickrey says:
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    With Joey Gallo back, do you think Danny Santana is still useful in a 10 tm 6×6 OPS league? Or swap for a guy like Chavis whose getting regular at-bats.

    Temporary fill in while Story and Mondesi are on IL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swap for Chavis

  116. Cohen says:
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    Drop N. Lopez or Newman to pick up Hampson while Mondesi and Story are out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez

  117. crimedog says:
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    Bellinger resting for the second time in a week laaaame. Hopefully the dodgers can lose some games so this doesn’t become a trend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, WTF

      • crimedog says:
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        Is this basketball????? I thought this was baseball!!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I thought so too… more ya know

  118. Juubaka says:
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    A: Who would you start today, Jay bruce vs Mets(locket), Tim Anderson vs Boston(david price), Mazara vs Detroit (zimm)?
    B:my starting pitching lineup looks like this with my bench
    Sp: Corbin
    Sp: Snell
    Rp: Chapman
    Rp: Pagan
    P: Workmen
    P: Minter
    P: Alzolay
    Bench: Gioloto, Caleb Smith, Gallen, Peacock, Fried, Musgrove.
    In a 1400 limited innings league with wins , Strikeouts , era , whip and K:BB should i start Snell, Alzolay, Gibson, and Fried today. I have used up 650 innings so farand am only but far behind in era, whip and strikout to walk ratios. I do have peacock vs pitts, corbin vs miami, and Gallen vs washington coming up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

      • Juubaka says:
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        A:Should i bench all 3 of Alzolay, Gibson, and Fried?
        B: would you start Bruce or Anderson, i meant to ask for 2 starters.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Sure B. Bruce?

          • Juubaka says:
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            Thankyou, im listening. Like i always do

        • Juubaka says:
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          Tim Anderson is benched and game started but i think i made the right decision. Im just not sure if benching all 3 of those pitchers is smart. How often do these guys have great matchups. Enough to fill my 1400 innings limit?

          • Grey

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            Hopefully

  119. Steve says:
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    14T obp, now that Rodgers is on the IL, Kipnis (hot schmoating due to swing adjustment) or Hampson? Maybe Kipnis until Coors then Hampson?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  120. frankgrimes says:
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    Why do I love when arrieta gets lit up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I don’t mind it, but there’s been no hard hit balls, real bad luck

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Ya was hoping conforto would keep it going…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s the rally killer

  121. ashtray says:
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    I picked up Rodgers to replace story and now I need a replacement for rodgers. 14 team OPS.

    Hampson
    Sogard
    Good rum
    Rosario
    Crawford
    Galvis
    … Bichette?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  122. Juubaka says:
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    Should i bench snell along with Alzolay, Gibson, and Fried? Play a wait and see with all of them. 1400 innings limit with 10 benches 12 teams

    • Grey

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      I wouldn’t bench Snell

  123. Surferdude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts: I have to drop 1 (Stanton off IL), Dahl/Au. Riley/K.Davis, or maybe 1 of these 2 SS, (since one is sitting every week), Turner/Tatis

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton just got hurt again so I’d wait for now

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Oh man. I can’t. I won’t.

  124. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. who do you like as a better stash, L Urias or Hiura?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: also, not sure if i asked, but did you see the Wu docu series on showtime? so good….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I haven’t watched yet but have been meaning to

          • herschel says:
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            4 episodes. I started on saturday night around midnight after my wife passed out. wanted to spread them out to last the weekend. cut to 4am, guess its time for bed….

            • Grey

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              Haha, nice, I gotta check them out…Showtime annoys me tho

  125. Ashtray says:
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    How many years left on that Stanton contract?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      25

  126. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Need to pickup a Util bat due to injuries – 15 team roto – Adam Jones, Hampson (but will he actually beat out Pat Valaika?), Verdugo, Biggio are out there – please rank based on your preference.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked, flip last two

  127. Eddie says:
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    7×7 daily move 12 team h2h yahoo league

    I was just offered this trade – My Rendon for his Bryce and Edwin Diaz

    I’d end up replacing Rendon with Kingery or Hunter Dozier or Bregman (Just got Bregman/Kingery yesterday for my Judge/Chavis). And I’m concerned Greene gets traded, so Diaz is the insurance I’d like to have in the Saves department. Your trade-o-nator loves this trade in favor of me, but given the context of my team, does it still make sense? Rendon is a huge piece of my team.

    My team:
    C – Realmute
    1b- J Bell
    2nd – Dietrich
    3rd – Rendon
    SS – Bregman
    OF(3) – Khris, Dahl, Domingo Santana
    UTIL – Segura, Hunter D
    Bench – Kingery, Meadows

    My RPs currently – Felipe Vazquez, Greene, Workman, and Strickland on IL

    • Eddie says:
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      If it matters my SP’s are: DeGrom, Morton, Soraka, Woodruff, Gallen, Bieber, Luzardo….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, that’s a good trade for you

  128. frankgrimes says:
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    Wtf is wrong with Snell? Meanwhile Alozlay looked good again until the fifth was gassed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We need Alzolay to start in the 2nd

      • William Hung says:
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        We need Flaherty to start in the 2nd or 3rd

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, that too

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Haha

  129. pugs slugs says:
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    NL Only H2H w OBP.

    Asked about Adams and PT w Zimmerman on the mend. Dickerson, Margot, Beatty, Melky, and Arcia are the guys I see as possible adds once ZMan is activated. I have the position flexibility for an IF or OF.

    • pugs slugs says:
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      Alex Dickerson

    • Grey

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      None of these guys are good, I guess Margot

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Ha, I know. It’s what I have to choose from. I’m waiting for a trade to happen from the AL to snag a bat with my #1 WP.

  130. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    This Snell bullshit sucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it does

      • William Hung says:
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        This Flaherty bullshit sucks too

  131. Hello Rockview says:
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    Would you trade Giolito for YAtes ? With Hicks out, I need a closer. 12 team head to head with holds and saves

    SP Bauer
    Greinke
    Giolito
    Bieber
    Woodruff
    Berrios
    Peacock
    Pivetta
    Rp Doolittle
    Ottavino

  132. William Hung says:
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    I need Heaney to do a complete 180 from that 1st inning before all that good fortune from Lester is ruined… thanks Flaherty!

  133. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    dannys antana back to a lefty only guy, in a 12 team 5×5 where i lost mondesi who’s best 2B grab: biggio, sogard, kike, odor (7 day rater says him), mcmahon, n.lopez, schoop (too many off days though), adames, profar, dozier, galvis. if not for his average so far this is probably an easy biggio.

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      also kipnis or rengifo. biggio clocks in near last of this group on the 7 day rater, but rookies are almost always hated by those.

  134. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team redraft

    Dinelson Lamet maybe coming back next week.

    Lamet over Woodruff, Alzolay, Wheeler?

    Thanks in advance.

  135. Joe Schmo says:
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    Is it crazy to cut Boyd for McKay (pitcher) in my yahoo keeper league ? Thanks

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      i wouldn’t. boyd has a 3.37 FIP across almost 100 MLB innings this year. even in a full dynasty it’d be a hard thing to argue to throw that guy away for a prospect pitcher. i’m curious as to how many pitchers you’d even have worse than boyd such to think he’d be the drop anyway though. like an 8 teamer where you only keep 4 SP at a time and you have all aces maybe.

      • Joe Schmo says:
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        It’s a 13 team keeper. I have Scherzer, Bauer, giolito, wheeler, Corbin, Boyd, bieber, Chapman, Hand and Doolittle. Villar would be my player drop but I’m desperate for steals

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          no drop for me from that.

  136. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    How soon before Hunter doziers ped suspension?

    • Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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      probably right after they finally catch up to the crazy pharmochology n.cruz has been into for about 8ish years now.

  137. Tom says:
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    Does Travis ever come back from the dead? How long before Hiura is the everyday 2b ? Have both and seriously contemplating dropping SHaw

    • Tom says:
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      Travis Shaw that is …. 12 team keeper league and he was kept last year…. only reason he’s still rostered is he was included in a trade and I feel as soon as I drop him he goes nuts haha

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