Jordan Yamamoto (7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.00) is the 1st pitcher to begin a career with back-to-back outings of 7+ scoreless while allowing three or fewer hits in the modern era.  The modern era meaning from 1908, not from 2017 until now when baseballs were filled with helium, which caused Party City stores to close nationwide.  This is exactly what everyone expected when the Marlins called up an 89-MPH fastball that was flame-retardant.  “How fast does he throw?”  A scout recently said to another scout who was holding a speed gun.  “I’ll tell you when the ball passes the plate.”  The scout sticks chew in his mouth, scratches his sweaty armpit, then, finally, “89-ish?  Maybe.  I might’ve just been taking a reading of that bird that flew overhead.”  This goes back to my recently prophesied conspiracy theory that I introduced the other day regarding Zack Greinke.  When everyone is throwing fast, it actually keeps hitters off-balance to throw slow.  The Slow Pitch Theorized Conspiracy for Hardball (SPITCH) is fully realized now that it has an acronym.  If you’re willing to gamble a bit, I could see grabbing Yamamoto in any league to see if he can keep it going. This could also hurt Zac Gallen’s chances of a promotion, and I don’t know who gets bumped for Caleb Smith.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Max Scherzer – Broke his nose attempting to bunt in batting practice. Ugliest nose related news for a pitcher since Jon Niese. The Nats are crushing the previous record of IL days caused from bunts. Maybe Scherzer will wear a protective facial shield and go by Mad Mask.  It’s done all the time in the Mexican Leagues.

Welington Castillo – Hit the IL with a strained oblique.  Ah, now it makes sense why Zack Collins was called up.  Was starting to think the White Sox were as dumb as the Rockies.  The White Sockies?

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  This was his 1st home run in Wrigley.  Sadly, for Cubs fans, he hasn’t hit 11 of his other homers on the road.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, and 5th homer in the last ten games.  Schwarber’s been out of Coors for five games, but he’s still ridin’ the Silver Bullet.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  This is anecdotal mumbo jumbo, but doesn’t it seem like the only pitchers who are not getting rocked this year are vet pitchers who know ‘how’ to pitch?

Willie Calhoun – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .367 (in 30 at-bats).  I’ve talked about owning Calhoun on and off for the better part of two decades (it feels like it), and I think this is the 1st time he’s ever done anything while on one of my teams.  It’s a brand new day, Sting!  (I’m saying that to my desk picture of the wrestler, Sting.)

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .178.  I wish someone would get Odor drunk and put a Jose Bautista mask on his face so he wakes up and punches himself.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .204.  Also, in this game, Roberto Perez went 1-for-5, as he hits .238, and he hit his 12th homer.  I mention both of them, because whenever Jo-Ram’s owners see him, they’re reaching for the Ro-Pe.

Oscar Mercado – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 5th and 6th steal, and now has four steals in four games, and he’s hitting .308.  I don’t know either what you’re waiting for.

Jake Bauers – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .236.  He was mentioned yesterday on the podcast as a guy I’m watching closely as a potential breakout for 2020, so now I’ve just totally jinxed him.

Zach Plesac – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.56.  Fun fact!  His last name doubles as someone politely asking him to do them a favor.  Also, five walks scares me and makes my Plesac shrivel like I’m in a cold pool, but the Streamonator loves his next start.

Josh Bell – 1-for-5 and his 20th homer, hitting .319. Has definitely come down to earth like Andrelton Simmons’s family during the holidays, but Bell’s May (.390, 12 HRs) was never sustainable.  Now we find out if his April is sustainable (6 HRs, .289).

Michael Lorenzen – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 4th save and 2nd save in two days, as Raisel worked the 8th for the 2nd day in a row.  Damn, Raisel really must’ve pissed off David Bell.  Bell does seem like he needs a stress test from a good cardiologist the way he gets thrown out of every other game. This is what happens when you question the manager, Raisel, especially when they’re as hotheaded as Bell.  He is so hotheaded, Raisel said that nonsense about him not liking how he was being used a month ago and Bell must’ve been stewing this whole time.  Either way, I grabbed Lorenzen where he was available.

Anthony DeSclafani – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.22.  Of course, he did this on my bench because he was facing the gee-dee Astros.  Sonavabench!

Derek Dietrich – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .235. This was only his 2nd hit in a week.  Almost as long as one of his home run trots.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  He could be flirting with a hot streak.  Or maybe he’s just a Winker.

Jose Altuve – Due back from the IL today.  Insider scoop alert!  Our very own Rudy Gamble was at the Round Rock game on Monday and said Altuve looked rusty.  Happens when you’re below sea level with nowhere to oxidize.

Brandon Nimmo – Shut down completely from baseball activities.  However, Dr. Met said Nimmo is progressing as well as Jed Lowrie, so that’s good news.

Pete Alonso – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Like all great Razzball legends before him, Pete Alonso needs a nickname.  I’m partial to the Eggplant Emoji in Human Form, because he’s so sexy, but I’m open to suggestions.  Please comment below if you have any.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. He was so overdue he was about to give birth to a kindergartner.

Jacob deGrom – 8 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.26.  He won his 4th game.  That’s over three years.  (I kid, but barely.)

Jeff McNeil – 3-for-5, 3 runs and a slam (4) and legs (1), hitting .333.  Much respect to McNeil. I like him, and I know his game isn’t power or speed, but you have to be really committed to the game plan to only have four homers in today’s game.

Julio Teheran – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.40.  The Regression Fairies went in on Teheran, risking their own heads if anyone found out they were the Regression Fairies, and not who they were posing as, just some good ol’ boys talking about Melrose Place reruns.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Over/under for his 1st injury this year: 17 homers.

Rafael Devers – 3-for-8, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Maybe he could discreetly sneeze on Benintendi to get him going. “You’re Patient Zero, Devers! We need your phlegm!”  That’s me as a mad scientist.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-6, 2 runs and a slam (12) and legs (8).  Mookie Ballgame and 8/9ths of another ballgame!

David Price – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.39 vs. Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  I was watching this game to see if Price was back after his abomination of a last start, and I ended up coming away with a hankering to take a whack at a piñata.

Byron Buxton – Hit the IL with a wrist contusion. Hopefully he’s fine, and not getting bogged down by all my 2020 hopes and dreams riding on him.  Jake Cave was called up.  At this point, I’m wait-and-seeing with Cave, but Plato’s voicing old sleeper thoughts of Cave.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer. Also, in this game, Robbie Grossman (1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th homer saying, “The Orioles’ pitching is what’s gross, man!”  Stephen Piscotty (1-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 9th, firing back, “I don’t know,” and Ramon Laureano (4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 11th homer, remaining Ramon Schmotato.

Brett Anderson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  I’d start any pitcher in Oaktown vs. the Orioles, even B.A. Brokeass.

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .246. Member in the preseason Villar was the most overhyped sleeper?  Well, so far he’s got the sleeping part down.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Wow, I can’t believe I just stumbled on the nuclear codes.  These should be kept in a safe place, which makes it odd I’m going to leave them by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Merrill Kelly – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.99.  Sure am glad I started him.  Yup, sure am glad *sees Stop sign but eyes go cross*  Cool, a Pots sign.

Logan Allen – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in his 1st start.  It’s easier to pitch in the major leagues than the minors leagues.  Don’t wanna hear different, it just is.  Watching Logan Allen, I had visions of donning a cowboy hat every fifth day and going yee-haw’ing with Chris Paddack. Sigh. Come back, you country music superstar-turned-pitcher! I don’t know if this is a spot start or what for Allen, and I went over him last time, so you can click his name and read about it. He could be worth owning, hard to say where his next start is.

Francisco Mejia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he was recalled.  The recalling went like this, “Hey, Austin Hedges sucks, if only we had another catcher…Wait a minute, we do!”  Definitely cyclops’ing Mejia to see if he gets ABs.

Adalberto Mondesi – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 27th steal, but left with what might’ve been a tweaked groin.  Okay, guys and five girls, we need to form a prayer octagon and tightly shut our eyes and think good thoughts about Mondesi’s groin.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and third homer in four games and 20th homer in 72 games and oh em gee, Rudy called this one. Should’ve drafted Soler in every league.

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .306.  Fun fact!  Merrifield is what two former, punch drunk boxers think their last name is.  “I’m Merrifield!”  “Nah, man, you’re Holyweather!”  That’s a boxing reunion show being taped.

Yusei Kikuchi – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.15.  Fool me once, shame on Donkey Teeth. Fool me twice, still shame on Donkey Teeth, but I’m not getting fooled again.  This is it for me and Kikuchi.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer.  All right, prepare the landing gear for six days from now, as Pederson lights up the sky with bombs for the next week.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer and 2nd homer in as many games.  Damn, I went with the Grichuk narrative yesterday of him hitting home runs in bunches but Calhoun likes them in bunches as much as Mr. Chiquita Banana.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tyler Skaggs – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.61.  I’ll admit to be being immediately interested in Skaggs after only one good game in his last *counting* Eight starts?  Okay, I’d like to see a bit more, and the Streamonator doesn’t love his next start.

Ken Giles – Will face hitters on Wednesday.  Jays said Giles is feeling great and please trade for him.

Justin Smoak – Hit the IL with a quad injury.  Jays said, “Just keeping him fresh for his trade with Giles to the Rays.”

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .276, has 18 homers in the last nine games (actually, 4).  No one will pick him up, so Lourdes of the underground will stay underground!  Boom chaka lacka there goes the chief rocka!

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-5, 1 RBI as he led off.  Teams think just because the Mets gave up on someone it makes them great.  Teams could be right.

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .315, and has four homers in four straight games.  It would be so classic 2019 if Maybin was the one to finally beat Mattingly/Griffey Jr. and Dale Long’s record 8-straight home run games.  Only thing that would be more 2019 is if Maybin broke the record, then announced he was running for the Democratic nomination.

Luis Severino – Hopes to start throwing on June 25th or 26th.  His timetable sounds like when I use Amazon Prime.  For what it’s Werth, he’ll need a week of bullpen sessions, a week of simulated games, two weeks of checking my Ring doorbell alerts — wait, that’s Amazon again — then a minor league assignment, so Severino, barring setbacks (!) is still a month away, at least.

Giancarlo Stanton – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL.  I’m just going to remove my pants and sit in this beanbag I’ve pasted Giancarlo’s face onto and let my ‘husband’ envelop me.  You know you can’t spell envelop without “elope NV,” which is why I’m sitting in this beanbag outside a courthouse in Vegas.  Giancarlo, you big sexy lump of love, welcome back!  Now hit 45 homers in three-plus months.

  1. BadFantasyManager says:
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    I seem to destroy every pitcher I pick.

    – I drafted Marquez, Wheeler, Happ and they are not doing as well, especially Happ.

    – I drafted Pivetta and we know how he began… drop him and now he is pitching well…

    – I had Lyles and Caleb Smith and they both got injured…

    – I had Eflin and dropped him because the peripherals were ugly and had a couple of outings that seemed like the end of his good run… he has had a couple of complete games since then

    – I’ve been streaming the last few weeks and every pitcher I stream seems to do horrible. This time was Kikuchi.

    Sorry for the long post but this is the only place where people will understand why I’ve been depressed the last few weeks.

    • galica says:
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      BFM!

      Sign up for streamonator (24.99$ for the 250 days of the season). Best investment you will ever make. It has value of course immediately for your fantasy teams also long term for betting on MLB outcomes. Very good predictor of how pitching lines will hash out.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Carles says:
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        Best investment you will ever make? Okay Trump! Loll

      • Consuelos says:
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        I’m not sure if encouraging a nasty habit is the best idea in the world, but as far as pitching just make sure you aren’t streaming someone unless you see they are consistently pitching well. If you see they are prone to blow-ups, don’t stream them…maybe wait until a pitcher throws 2-3 solid games before considering streaming?

        Good luck the rest of the season!

      • Chocolate says:
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        You have a little something on your nose there…

    • Dushku says:
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      It’s just some bad luck man…don’t worry about it it will pass

    • The Scrant Dog

      The Scrant Dog says:
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      IF it makes you feel any better. I’m in last place with the following line up

      Garver
      Hoskins
      J. Baez
      Turner
      Mondesi
      Soto
      Puig
      E. Rosario
      Meadows
      J. Polonca

      It doesn’t make sense.

      • Phil says:
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        What kind of league are you in, and what are the settings? Is it head-to-head? Are your pitchers horrible and pitching categories are more valuable than hitting? Because, you’re right, it doesn’t make sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finally, the reason why all of my teams are being destroyed! What did you do to us, BFM?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Stay away from Ryu!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

  2. mharb03 says:
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    How would you rank Vogelbach, Soler and Renfroe? Not an OBP league, so Vogelbach’s very nice BB% is a bit less meaningful to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler, Renfroe

  3. Lil Petey says:
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    Rest of season, you prefer Eloy or Yordan Alvarez?

    Eloy seems to be finding his stroke, Yordan arrived with his stroke in tow. Is Houston’s roster situation with players due to return from injury the main factor that differentiates them ROS or am I making a mistake in equating them that close?

    “Mighty Meaty Petey” is my offering for an Alonso nickname (the antithesis of my handle).

    Love reading each day Grey. Thank you for what you do.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Eloy for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I like that — Mighty Meaty Petey — rolls right off the tongue!

      Agree with DT

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Petey All Longs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that’s solid too

  5. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Very nice report, like the first time I tried cotton candy on Staten Island.

    a. I disagree with your vets like Hamels knowing ‘how’ to pitch. Lester tonight will show me the reasons why. Well, he has already debunked your theory by pitching badly in some starts this year.

    b. Re-signed Bauers (of course after he hit for the cycle) after I dropped him initially after I had drafted him. Another guy I drafted, dropped and picked up=Escobar so am hoping that my initial instincts were correct on Bauers and that now he kicks ass. Possible, right? Well as Sherlock Holmes would say, if you eliminate what is not possible you are left with what is possible so using Holmes logic Bauers will be successful. Grey? You there?

    c. How about Peter The Great Alonso. Actually, Czar Peter The Great wasn’t that great, he was known for building a lot of stuff during his reign so they said of him wow he must be great and the name stuck. So, I guess not on the name huh?

    d. After the dust has settled on this Big Papi hit for only 7800$ (400000 DR Pesos), I was wondering what would I be worth on the open Dominican Republic market. choose wisely young Padawan…

    1. 11.76 $ (600 DR Pesos)
    2. 300$ (15000 DR Pesos)

    There is no ‘c’ but the price of human life has taken a hit recently due to the sad state of the economy, right?

    e. The story surrounding the hit on Big Papi gets funnier and funnier as more and more information is revealed. The funniest part and I’ve been to DR so I know how much he is revered….The guy who hired the hit had to send a picture to the hitman so that he would know what Big Papi looks like!!! Trust me, there is no native of DR who doesn’t know exactly where Big Papi is and what Big Papi looks like. When I was in Punta Cana for Christmas/New Year’s 2016/7 everyone knew Big Papi was in his hotel in Cap Cana. EVERYONE including the bell hop who makes 2$ an hour and the 70-year old blind cleaning lady.

    f. Start either of the following pitchers? I’m first in hitting with 52.5 and 11th in pitching with 15 points. So no pressure but I have to bust a move in pitching.

    1. Heaney at Toronto (Aaron Sanchez)
    2. Giolito at Wrigley (Jon Lester)

    SON like Heaney’s start (14.7$) and gave Giolito his second poor score. This time -1.3$. I tempted the fates last time out (0.4$) and got the win with Giolito despite the fact he gave up 4 BBs and 4 hits in 6 INN. That could have went sideways.

    I need help in every category, though ERA is bad across the entire league as compared to the stellar ERAs I saw last year. To wit, last year top ERAs at this time were nearer to 2 but this year’s top is 3.3 or something so my 4.32 team ERA (which is last) could make some recovery. WHIP also is not stellar this year compared to last.

    g. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 19

    In Society, scene 3

    Mr Van Cleve: I beg your pardon? Are you the plumbers from Atlas?

    Eddie (Abbott): I’m the plumber. He’s my helper, but no help. Where’s the trouble?

    Mr Van Cleve: Walk this way.

    Eddie (Abbott): [To Albert (Costello)] Walk this way.

    [So of course Costello walks the way of Mr Van Cleve with his nose in the air and some swag in his step.]

    Peter Evans (Kirby Grant): Good evening, sir.

    The doorman: How are you?

    Marion Hutton (Elsie): Wait a minute. You can’t go in there. That’s a private party.

    Peter Evans (Kirby Grant): What about it?

    Marion Hutton (Elsie): Well, they’ll throw you out.

    Peter Evans (Kirby Grant): They didn’t throw you out.

    Marion Hutton (Elsie): No, they’ve been very nice about letting me sit here.

    Peter Evans (Kirby Grant): They should. You add a lot of glamour to this little clambake.

    Marion Hutton (Elsie): That’s a fine way for a cabbie to talk.

    Peter Evans (Kirby Grant): – When you get in costume, you really work at it.

    Marion Hutton (Elsie): – Of course. Say, I thought I knew all the cab drivers around here. Who are you?

    Peter Evans (Kirby Grant): Peter Evans.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. You jinxed him! Or was it a reverse jinx?

      B. Hopefully, but I have some doubts about him vs. righties

      C. Meh

      D. Can’t put a price on that… Not saying priceless, I mean I can’t tell you how much, have you tried pricing yourself on eBay?

      E. It is crazy

      F. I’d start both, that order

      G. Nice

  6. Harry J says:
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    Should there be any concern about Garrett Cooper’s low launch angle, low FB%, high HR/FB%, and high BABIP?

    It seems they point to regression.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, if he cost anything to own, he’s a free agent grab, don’t drop anyone too great for him

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    we can chinese auction this one (i.e. somebody either takes a side on your 17 HR till DL line or makes up their own line, this continues till somebody takes a side then there is an actual bet)

    anywhoo, my line is 18.5.

    • 2ndCitySox says:
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      Pete Alonso : Magnum P.A.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s solid!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a solid line

  8. Bobby says:
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    Nickname for Pete, Alonso Rbiero, pronounced Ribby hero.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso RBIero? Haha, nice… That’s solid too, lot of good ones today

  9. goodfold2 says:
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    for saves and holds sold separately AL only which of these: wittgren, c.martin, hendricks (seemingly ahead of the putting challenge for now). i own wittgren, barnes, buttrey and barnes already. wittgren is better by FIP than the others available, but maybe martin has better shot at saves, and i have no closers really (they are really good pitchers though on skills). i went barnes in draft first, then got sniped to brasier, but that actually worked out well since i got pressly right after that.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d probably go Hendriks over Wittgren but its a crap shoot between those two and Martin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Shill Team 6 says:
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    Pepe Longshow
    Papi ala Dongshow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  11. Mike says:
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    Safe to drop darvish? I don’t want to but no one is biting on offers I make with him. About to accept a trade for Charlie Morton for my Segura. So my pitching would improve.

    • Tony C says:
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      I would not dropped darvish for nothing. He’s pitching much better in the last month than he has all season. I realize that’s not saying a whole lot but he’s been effective in the past 30 days and there’s upside to his game as he pitches for a contender.

    • Dont drop yet says:
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      Darvish

      Last 3o days
      4 era, .117 whip with a 9 K/9

      He is actually coming around.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eh I think he should be owned in most every format right now. Who are you dropping him for?

      I like the Morton trade for you.

      • Mike says:
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        More or less it was to free up a roster spot. I’ve got gallen stashed, but I’m not seeing his call up anytime soon so I may dump him instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. Matt says:
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    Drop R. Iglesias for Lorenzen straight up?

    Is there a website that shows all players injury history and trips to the IL?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MLB dot com?

      Agree with DT

  13. leon says:
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    segura or moncada 18 man 7×7 keeper. thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lean Segura but kind of depends on the team for me. Moncada’s the better keeper and will provide more power, Segura more speed and better average…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. MJP says:
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    Thank for the great post!

    Which side do you like more?

    A) Goldschmidt and Soto
    B) Arenado and Conforto

    • Donkey Teeth

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      A for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      I’d go B

    • Cram It says:
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      B for me. Arenado > Goldy. Conforto and Soto pretty even.

  15. toolshed says:
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    I own mazara in a dynasty league. I’ve owned him for a while due to his pedigree. Here we are again, on pace for 20 hr again. 20 hr isn’t bad but with the way the ball is this year and the fact that he plays in a friendly park means that it’s like 12 normalized. Do you expect him to reach a new level and get going or is this who he is? He still is surprisingly only 24. Not sure why we haven’t seen any growth from him. This being his 4th full season in the big leagues.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I expect a hot streak at some point this year, would be surprised if he didn’t get close to 30 homers with these balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed, toolshed, I’d be surprised if he gets 30 HRs, tbh

  16. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Pete-not-Peter
    Pete(r)
    Thick, veiny, throbbing Pete(r)
    You’re looking for more words than less, right?
    Stick this big ol’ Pete(r) in your lineup, cousin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, someone’s Peter is on fire!

  17. Twins Peaker says:
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    I got offered Nola for my Altuve. .

    Altuve expires after this year but the owner of him can retain at 25% off what he goes for at the auction. Nola is $37 and expires after next season with the same contract possibilities as Altuve. I have a young team both offensively and pitching wise. I’m rebuilding in a keeper points league.

    I feel like a one for one hurts me here as I had Altuve as a top 10 player. I could counter with trading away Rhys who has the same contract status as Altuve too. Nola would be my best pitcher now and going into next season.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        I’ve been told from the other owner that for Nola, it’s Altuve or bust. I wouldn’t mind trading Altuve with no guarantee of me keeping him after this season if I get outbid, but not 1 for 1, as stated above. I will tell him that I’d do it in a 2 for 1. Would you package Nola with any of the following?

        Nola + Luccesi or Meadows or Buxton?

        All of them have at least one year left starting in 2020. Is this a reasonable and fair asking price? After doing some additional research, Altuve is a very highly ranked keeper (higher than I thought) and I’m trying to evaluate Altuve’s value here….

        Also, not knowing my league, what’s a fair value for Altuve? Or is he untradeable and just hold for the year to see what happens?

        Thanks for any help…..I know you guys are busy:)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t want Nola. He’s a sell low, not buy low

          • Twins Peaker says:
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            Thanks. Appreciate it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  18. David Travis says:
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    Pete Long-Gonzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that’s pretty solid

  19. Drew says:
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    Thanks for the write-up!

    Drop Avi for McNeil for a bench bat? 16-team OpS

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      McNeil for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. NJ says:
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    Good morning! Another fine article. It makes up for Stanton, JD and Marte going 0-12 for me last night. Any thoughts on Ohtani moving forward? I have been offered him for Conforto. Trade Analyzer seems to like it.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Coin flip, Ohtani for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning!

      I’d take Conforto

  21. Cable says:
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    Just heard the Nats have banned bunting & I say to late as a Trey Turner & Scherzer owner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, seriously

  22. Crazy J says:
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    It’s ok… you can mention the best pitcher of the decade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander?

      • Crazy J says:
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        Krayton Kershaw, of course!

        I mean 7 innings, 6 Ks, and no ER and a WHIP under 1, and the W is worth mentioning, isn’t it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Verlander?

  23. LenFuego says:
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    If Mets = LOLMets, then it seems clear that Pete Alonso = ?Met.

    • LenFuego says:
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      Dang, emojis do not work here? Really? That question mark above is supposed to be the eggplant emoji. So much for that idea.

      • LenFuego says:
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        So maybe we have to go with Alonso being 8===D Met

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          8—-D — HA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eggplant Alonso

      • Cram It says:
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        Haha

  24. Jaca says:
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    Good morning friends,

    Would you make both of these moves?

    Drop Villar for Mercado
    Drop Didi for Eloy

    Thanks homies
    Jaca

    • Jaca says:
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      Yahoo 12 team 5×5 roto(avg)!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d make both moves but Villar/Mercado is very close for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi for Eloy, I’d hold Villar

      • Jaca says:
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        Thanks guys!!!

        I will hold Villar but he only homers and steals on my bench. Mercado so tempting, mercado so hot rn, mercado. so hot.

        and his nickname has to be SuperMercado right? Go pick up some organic steals and occasional sweet treats in the HR aisle

        Think Villar gets dealt to a contender and still plays every day?

        I guess Didi buried in the Yanks line-up + more days off diminishes his value

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, nice

          Villar might not play every day if he’s traded

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            SuperMercado!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  25. Pete Man Meat says:
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    Pete Man Meat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s true, is it best?

  26. American Troutfisher says:
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    12-team redraft 5×5 with OBP not AVG

    Pick one OF ROS: Sunday Santana, Laureano, Piscotty, Bradley Jr.

    And pick one OF for steals who will otherwise hurt least ROS: Mallex or Mercado

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Domingo and Mallex if its just for steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. RicoSuave says:
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    Pistol Pete

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s taken

  28. PLamb says:
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    Pete AlonSo Long Dong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, it’s true

  29. Old Greg says:
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    Trade my Sale for Luis Castillo and Griffin Canning? Thinking no as Castillo’s ERA is 1.3 lower than his fip/xFip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  30. Dong Show says:
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    As the owner of Alonso, anytime he hits a bomb, my group of friends receive a text that simply reads “BDP”short for Big Dong Pete. Short, simple and (high end steak house chefs kiss) to the point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BDP! I like it, short, simple

  31. Alex says:
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    I tried with Shaw, picked him up from the trash, but I’m ready to move on. Add Ryan McMahon or stash Urias? Looks like McMahon has an opportunity at full-time 2B.

    Also, I’m thinking about my keepers next year in a 12 team. Keep three out of of Hoskins ($43), Adalberto ($11), Kingery ($7), Yordan ($8), Giolito ($7) Robles ($11), Voit ($6). Who would you keep?

    V. Robles could get dropped this season

    • Alex says:
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      I meant to edit out that tagged sentence, but Robles is a bench bat so contemplating his drop was my reason for thinking about keepers.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Urias for me.

      Probably a little early to be deciding on keepers but Mondesi is one that I would have locked in. If you had to decide now, probably Yordan and Giolito but Robles, Hoskins and Voit are also in the running.

    • Cram It says:
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      It’s too early for keeper talk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  32. SBD says:
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    ROS: Meadows or Muncy?
    Scoring includes both AVG and OBP

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  33. The Other JC says:
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    Justin Turner has become a poor man’s Jeff McNeil.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t disagree, I said to sell him weeks ago

      • The Other JC says:
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        You did indeed! Best offer I have is Turner and Neris for MadBum. Think I will take it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  34. IMAPNess says:
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    The Great Grey…

    Is Flaherty the 2018 version of Pivetta? I’m starting to get gun shy!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, what’d he go 7 IP, 3 ER? Cmon

  35. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey all

    who would you drop to bring Upton back Yonder or Kole Calhounr? looks like yonder is getting AB’s again

    Omar Narvaez Edwin Encarnacion Asdrubal Cabrera Nolan Arenado Adalberto Mondesi Max Muncy Jean Segura Kole Calhoun Michael Conforto Bryce Harper Nomar Mazara Yonder Alonso Adam Jones George Springer Justin Upton

    Yonny Chirinos Lucas Giolito Mike Minor Brandon Woodruff Shawn Kelley Brad Peacock Hansel Robles Sergio Romo Framber Valdez Dallas Keuchel Tyler Glasnow Luis Severino

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      Also same league anyone worth dropping to take a shot at yammamoto? I’m thinking probably not

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Yonder.

      Could try Yamamoto over Keuchel if you wanted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT about Yonder, but I’d hold Dallas

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        THanks DT & Grey

  36. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Danny Duffy to pick up Jordan Yamamoto? Thanks as always.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. Cram It says:
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    I don’t care what kind of Polar Bear Pete, Slappy Pete, Gonzo Pete, Skrongo, or Paw-lonso name you all come up with….he’ll always be Pete Beef to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pete Beef does make me laugh, might just start calling him that bc eff it

      • Cram It says:
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        It’s easy to say, it rhymes, and it’s like pit beef. Mmmm….pit beef.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, is pit beef where that comes from? Ha, didn’t get that

          • Cram It says:
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            Haha. Choo got peet beef, meng?

            Feeeeexins (Eastbound and Down reference)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA, my favorite comedy of the last 20 years — sorry, office fans

              • Cram It says:
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                Yas! It’s the only comedy that I’ve ever rewatched in its entirety.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Totally!

  38. Cram It says:
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    And no P-Dongo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay, but what about P-Dongo Alonso?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pete All-Dongo?

      • Cram It says:
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        Too tongue twistery.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t want to tie a Peter into a knot

  39. Chucky says:
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    Time to admit, Matt Chapman is more like Maikel Franco than Nolan Arenado? Drop for Moran? Kyle Seager?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  40. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Drop pederson for Mercado?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, different things tho

  41. Won't get fooled again says:
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    Yusei Hello, I say Good-f—ing-bye

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Should’ve listened to your username

  42. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Jose Ramirez fun fact? His OPS (.609) is over 250 points LOWER than Brandon Woodruff’s (who is rocking an .867 OPS).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  43. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Grey! Drop Puig for Mercado ?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  44. stayinhot says:
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    Hi Grey, DT et al

    Max Kepler. Sonovabench.
    I’ve been sulking about it all day.

    Just needed to share.

    Have a great day

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hang in there and stay hot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, he was a pinch hitter, can’t know that’s gonna happen

  45. Dave D says:
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    I almost started Yamamoto in our DC but chickened out at the last minute. Shame on me. The prospect of a 2nd start this week @PHI scared me off but his first start of the week was so good that is probably water under the bridge at this point. I’ll pray for a rain out so I can get 2 starts from him next week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You own him in our DC? Damn, that was a good call to draft him

      • Dave D says:
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        Only if I start him though, right?

        I looked it up this morning, out of 947 DC leagues, he was drafted by me and 14 other teams. Hopefully he keeps it up. I only wish I’d started him this week and drafted him in a couple other DC’s where I did not.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seriously, that is very impressive to draft him, how’d you even think of him?

          • Dave D says:
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            I look at the previous years minor league stats during spring training and watch guys for late round value. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. This year I drafted Turnbull, Plutko, Yamamoto in late rounds in various DC’s. It’s kinda like panning for gold. My Robles pick has worked out well too, Elias maybe. I’d actually like another 10 rounds for more P’s.

            • Dave D says:
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              But specifically I was looking for a low WHIP guy to possibly offset owning Marquez and Ray and thought he had possible upside there to give me balance if I needed it and he was the best choice for that in round 50. Or at least that’s what I concluded.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ya know, that’s a solid strategy, Yamamoto was super off the radar, so kudos to you!

              • Dave D says:
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                Thanks, man! Hopefully he can guide me to victory if I’m fortunate.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  46. BAC says:
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    5×5 OBP 12 team saves+holds

    Lorenzen or Kennedy? I know neither is probably the answer but I need Sv+holds

    Donkey Teeth, where would Gallen and Luzardo rank in your top 100 if called up?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kennedy for me.

      Luzardo I think I’d start at around 55 and Gallen around 65. I have a little bias towards Luzardo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, if both Gallen and Luzardo are up, I’d go Gallen, but Gallen’s nowhere near called up from what I’m seeing

      • BAC says:
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        Thank you.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Nice reverse Gallen jinx!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My powers of reverse jinxing are strong

  47. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Made room for Gallen last week. Drop for Yamamoto since he is playing right now or hold and hope for Gallen’s potential arrival.

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it

  48. knucks says:
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    No thoughts and prayers on Moose? I added Hiura back where I could.

    “Moustakas has been playing through a fractured finger on his right hand for most of the season and is now dealing with a potential issue on his left hand”.

    • knucks says:
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      RE: Logan Allen

      I grabbed him wherever he was still available this morning. If they keep Paddack down until the end of the month (also on all of my rosters), I’m willing to find room on my roto squad for a guy who just sat down the Brewers, at least for the time being.

      I’ll let the PT figure itself out. He has friggen John Cena on his side for godsakes. Preller really wanna answer to John Cena when he decides its best for the team to start Margavickius over Logan??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t see a new issue on Moose, I know he’s had a fractured finger all year tho

      Ha, I hear ya on Allen, not a bad flyer to see what happens

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

    Josh Rogers likely getting bulk for the Birds today.

    Grey – no questions, just really appreciate this site and community you’ve created.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Appreciate you dropping in with bulk alerts!

    • Jay ArrB says:
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      For real thanks Pine Tar. These are much appreciated.

  50. McSlammer says:
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    OK Grey,

    I have a wealth of options for hitting in a 12 team H2H OBP keeper league, but the options are hamstringing me right now.

    I can only have 3OF + 1 UTIL and here is who I have:
    Khris Davis
    Bryce Harper
    Giancarlo
    Dahl
    Eloy Jimenez
    Austin Meadows
    Garrett Cooper

    What the hell should I do? I have Vogelbach at 1st base too and think I should cut either him or Cooper to be able to stream more pitchers. Dahl, Eloy and Meadows are the only three I can keep, but I was considering offering Stanton and Meadows for Trout some sort of package like that. Any suggestions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So you need 4 guys and have 7? Lose Cooper and Vogel

  51. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: If Mondesi needs to miss a bit of time, who should i drop? Here is my full offense:

    C- Contreras
    1B- Bellinger
    2B- Mondesi
    3B- Kingery
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Dahl, Benintendi, Betts
    UTIL- Story
    B- Y. Alvarez, Senzel

    2B options are: Lourdes Jr., McNeil, Profar, Chavis, your boy Shaw (been pretty trash since he’s been back though), Dietrich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel — Lourdes

  52. krazyivan says:
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    Gonzo Alonso. No too witty but its easy to think of Mets as Muppets for me for some reason.

    Sonabench’s came from the same game: Willie Calhoun and Plesac.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You own Plesac and Calhoun and aren’t starting them? Must be a deep league

  53. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Sonovabenched by Eloy again! Pretty sure I’ve had him on the bench for every one of his blasts.
    Rest of season who would you prefer on your 12 team h2h…
    Mercado
    Laureno
    Mallex Smith
    Would love some steals but I’m already pretty crowded in the outfield and don’t want to sacrifice too much average and counting stats. I’m leaning Mercado but if Laureano can ever make his way into the 1-2 hole it could be a different story.
    Thanks!

    • Ozzie Smith says:
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      P.S
      Gun to your head Ohtani or Cruz ROS.
      Both are utility only in yahoo and I can’t hang on to both.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

  54. phil says:
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    Would you drop Ryan Brasier to pick up Michael Lorenzen ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  55. Pain in the Bass says:
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    I should bench Trevor Richards at St. Louis today, right? I don’t trust Marlins starters on the road.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, bench

  56. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You starting Eduardo Rodriguez @MIN today? Plutko @TEX?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Eric says:
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      Also, I was going to drop Joc Pederson yesterday but his HR gave him a stay of execution. I’ve been benching him in favor of Kiermaier/Dyson (in need of some AVG, OBP, SBs). That being said, would you drop Pederson, Kiermaier, Markakis or Dyson for Lorenzen (as I also could use some SVs)?

      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop Kiermaier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start either

  57. jmccullough says:
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    1. Drop Marwin for Lourdes at 2B?
    2. Drop Domingo for Mercado? (Could use more speed.)
    3. Who gets cut when Gallo returns next week?
    4. Should I be exploring a trade to strengthen my starting pitching? Or do I look okay there to you (currently streaming a couple of spots there.)

    Thanks!

    Yahoo H2H 1yr League (10 teams)
    Batter Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG
    Pitcher Stats: W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/9, QS, HLD
    Roster: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, P, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL

    C: Molina
    1B: Hoskins (1B,OF)
    2B: M. Gonzalez (1B,2B,3B,SS,OF)
    3B: Machado (3B,SS)
    SS: Segura
    CI: Alonso (1B)
    MI: Kingery (3B,SS,OF)
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Soto
    OF: Rosario
    OF: Conforto
    OF: Y. Alvarez
    UT: Cruz (UTIL)
    BN: Senzel (3B,OF)
    BN: D. Santana (OF)
    DL: Gallo (1B,OF)

    SP: Bauer, Clevinger, Marquez, Soroka, Lucchesi, Darvish, Pivetta
    RP: Doolittle, W. Smith, Hicks
    DL: C. Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Meh 3. Senzel 4. Sure, Conforto or Rosario for an ace? Then just move Domingo into your lineup or pick up someone else

      • jmccullough says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        How high of an ace you think I could land with Conforto or Rosario (maybe with Senzel thrown in.)… Strasburg or higher?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stras seems fair for Conforto

  58. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Are all call in sports radio stations callers as bad as WIP? They currently are debating if they had a do-over they should get rid of Harper as he is not living up to his contract and that they should have signed Kuechal and Kimbrel. And the only reason they did not sign Kuechal and Kimbrel was because ownership was cheap.

    I’m sure the rain out is a big factor and the folks who actually call in have nothing better to do. But a few months into a 13 yr contract people are un hinged

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, I only listened that one time Kapler called in to defend Segura for not running

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        Today he was discussing his thought process for handling today’s split double header

        His thought process would make Rube Goldberg proud

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  59. Scott says:
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    Grey – “Roberto Perez went 1-for-5, as he hits .238, and he hit his 12th homer. I mention both of them, because whenever Jo-Ram’s owners see him, they’re reaching for the Ro-Pe.” Simply brilliant!!!

    Looking for a SS in my H-2-H, standard 5×5 (plus 2B and BB), as I join the prayer circle for Mondesi. Any one or two of these guys stick out above the rest? Thanks!

    – A.Cabrera, M.Semien, A.Simmons, Marwin Gonz, W.Adames, J.Peraza, Chris Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Semien, Marwin

  60. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Matt Chapman was dropped. My bench bat is Kingery. How much better is Chapman (since Kingery has more defensive flexibiliy)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Chapman over Kingery if that’s your question, but I guess they’re close

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        I wanted your opinion if it was close. Good answer.

  61. knucks says:
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    12 Team 5×5 Roto

    La Stella + Hansel Robles
    For
    Victor Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      V. Robles

  62. Art of Bat Flipping says:
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    I never thought Whit would twice as many HR’s as Mondesi. Albies has doubled him up in the HR dept. too. What happened to his power?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too busy being the #3 guy in all of fantasy

  63. frankgrimes says:
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    pete two dongs

    If that ballbag Tyler white ever gets hot el oso gordo could be a thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pete had one dong!

      I do like Oso Gordo, ha

  64. Cohen says:
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    Please pick 2 out of these 3 streamers
    Darvish home vs Mets
    Pivetta home vs Mia
    Boyd at Clev

    Or should i start all 3?

    • Cram It says:
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      All 3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      FYI, Pivetta isn’t facing the Marlins. He gets the Nats on the road.

  65. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Thoughts on alex reyes, brendan mckay or aj puk?

    Reyes seems to be struggling with command in aaa and getting hit pretty good. I have him for $1 in a 12 team keeper league but the roster spot is valuable and im contending. Tough to see the cards bring him up with the results we have seen so far in aaa. Thinking about dropping him to speculate on saves or stream.

    Mckay is someone i have my eye on. Thinking mid july callup maybe. The two way player thing is intriguing and im interested to see how the rays might use him. Straight up starter or following an opener etc.. think theres something there that could help this year?

    Puk is a little further awAy and he could end up in the bullpen but the As rotation isnt very good. Upside is still there but maybe more for next year. Think he could have an impact in august/beyond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think any of these guys are helping this year, but maybe Reyes

      • Molina Bros Bbq says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. MJP says:
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    Playing a yahoo $250 pro DRAFT and traded for an ALL-STAR offense:

    Trout, Betts, Acuna, Soto, Springer, Mondesi, Lindor, Goldschmidt, Conforto, Yandi

    I have 3 solid relievers (Chapman, Hader, Yates)

    BUT, my SP is BRUTAL!!

    Of my SP, who would you drop for every week streamers? (I assume 2 or 3, if not all haha)

    E. Rod, Heaney, Plesac, Skaggs, Stroman, Luzardo, Paddack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All but Paddack? I’d lose EdRod and Skaggs 1st

  67. Filkarri says:
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    His Jose Ramirez for my Ablies? Obp league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  68. The Other JC says:
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    1. Would you trade J Turner for MadBum?

    2. Humans 1 (Brett Anderson stream) Bots 0 (Kikuchi)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Haha

  69. Trickrey says:
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    When I hear the name Pete Alonso I think of the only other famous baseball player named Pete – Pete Rose.

    So Pete Rose was Charlie Hustle
    Therefore Pete Alonso = Charlie Muscle

    May need too much explanation though.

    Anywhoozle,

    Which Astros pitcher do you prefer in a 5×5 QS: Peacock or Framber?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Charlie Muscle, haha, that’s pretty good (with explanation)

      Peacock

  70. SlimJim13 says:
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    Hey Grey how about Pete Albombso for the kid wonder

    • Cram It says:
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      I could see a Grey blurb on Pete Alonso: “2/4 and his 58th HR…..Albombso!”

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I do like a good Albombso!

  71. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Segue Smooth!

    Both Soler and Kyle Tucker are sitting on waivers. Would you drop any of Avasail Garcia, Chavis, J. Upton, or David Dahl to grab them? Or hold?

    H2H points league with bonuses for doubles, triples, and Petey Dong Stockings. Need to win right now at all cost, in a 5 way tie for 1st.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis for Soler

      Pete Dong Stockings — ha!

  72. TT Boy says:
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    Peter “North” Alonso because he’s always taking it deep and spraying it to all fields.

    Yuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, what

  73. Slappy Jack says:
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    Zac Gallen getting called up like within 48 hours according to some guy on the internet who knows his brother.
    grain of salt and all that

    but I am making the pickups wherever I can

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      “His Brother and friends are flying out to St. Louis for the game.”
      “friends who went to grade school (Our Lady of Grace) with Jay (Zac’s brother) are flying out with him for the game”

      might be bs but, seemed pretty detailed and not worth the effort of trolling about

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I asked Craig Mish, Marlins beat reporter, and he hadn’t heard anything yet (doesn’t mean everything, but it might mean something)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mish just confirmed, Gallen is coming up

          • Slappy Jack says:
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            Yaaaaassss!

          • Slappy Jack says:
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            Oof I guess Pablo Lopez is hurt

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, really?

  74. Cohen says:
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    Picked up Lester the other day and realised hes starting at home against Giolito who i have.
    Should i start both?
    Or drop Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

  75. Murph says:
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    This sounds crazy but..
    1 cut Justin Turner for Laureano or Ryan McMahon (for a bench bat)?
    2 Christian Vazquez or Jorge Alfaro going forward?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Laureano

      2. Alfaro

  76. Five-on-One says:
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    Catcher question: Please rank – Hedges, Mehia, Ianetta, Sisco, Flowers

    • Five-on-One says:
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      Please add Murphy to the list. Two catcher league – pickings are slim.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iannetta, Murphy

  77. stevie says:
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    Need pitching. Would you offer Soto for Berrios? Or Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  78. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Which side do you like in a keeper, looking to win now?

    His $31 Scherzer + [his pick of Chirinos/Tom Murphy]

    for my $3 Ryu, $1 Garver, J Dyson and [his pick of one of these: $0 Domingo German, Desmond, or CJ Cron]

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer side

  79. Shifty says:
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    Offense is absolutely STACKED – pitching is terrible. Would you trade Cody for Gerrit Cole or Bell for Clevinger or Montas? Or do I just mix and match instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, make cheaper trades

  80. Jean Genie says:
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    Grey!

    Are Kris Bryant and Manny Machado essentially the same asset in dynasty roto leagues (6×6 add OBP) or is one appreciably better than the other?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same

  81. Nick says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS? Garret cooper or Lourdes gurriel jr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

  82. Fo' Shizzo My Rizzo says:
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    Any reason to still hold on to Alzolay, since Chatwood got the call Thursday? I’d be dropping to hold Urias or Hiura, in hopes of some 2B production (over Wong).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, no reason

  83. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    As much as Bell’s HR party has slowed down, its worth noting he still leads the league in RBIs and in June: 15 games, 2 HRs, 7 2Bs, 14 RBIs… he’s a walking RBI machine! Steamer’s updated projections have him finishing with 34 HR 117 RBIs, thats still in crazytown city limits. 2019, you are a treat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s still awesome, agreed

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        what are we expecting from Tatis Jr ROS? would you flip PCorbin for him? i’ll need space for Glasnow when he comes back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm…17/12/.270? I’d take Corbin, it’s just fair tho

  84. Five-on-One says:
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    My offense has been rancid the past 2-3 weeks. Should I ditch any of Suarez, Verdugo, Goodrum, Odor, Braun for any of K.Cron, Calhoun, Dyson, Tellez, DannysA, Grichuk, Joc, Bote.

    I have some roster flexibility, so positions matter a bit but I can move people around.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo for Joc of Dyson, depending on needs and Goodrum for Calhoun or Grichuk

  85. Gotime says:
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    Own Strop Iglesias Rogers Robles, drop strop to pick up Lorenzen or hold? 12tm H2H cats weekly lock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop for Lorenzen is fine with me

  86. Ryan says:
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    In a h2h dynasty league I was offered Harper for my Albies. Is this a good sell high buy low opportunity? Should I consider this trade or stick with albies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Harper

  87. OaktownSteve says:
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    Gallen starting tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • krazyivan says:
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        Grey,

        Would you start him in H2H his first MLB start on the road? St. Louis has been a little offensively challenged and this kid looks like the real deal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, why not

          • Dave D says:
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            You got your wish!!!

            Urena watch your a$$!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Urena’s done

  88. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Odor or Urias (as bench bat).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  89. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Fun fact: Carlos Santana has more steals than David Dahl, and the same number of steals as Harrison Bader.

    I hate fantasy baseball sometimes. LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  90. Huffin Gas says:
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    Scherzer breaks his nose and is going to continue to play, but Giancarlo gets hit in the league by a pitch and has to miss an additional 2-3 weeks because he has a red mark. O.K.

    • Huffin Gas says:
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      hit in the leg* This was during one his attempts at a minor league rehab.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  91. Cohen says:
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    Gallen to start at Cards tomorrow.
    Is he a must start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  92. Dancin Homer says:
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    Wow, Gallen getting the call…

    Who would you drop on my current roster to make room:

    c.: Realmuto
    1b: Alonso
    2b: Muncy
    3b: Kingery
    ss: Bogaerts
    if: Machado
    of: Trout, Avisail Garcia, Y. Alvarez
    utl: Ohtani
    bn: H. Dozier, Pederson
    DL: Gallo*

    sp: Clevinger, Nola, Kershaw, Lucchesi, Woodruff, Heaney, Paddack, C. Smith, Strahm
    rp: Treinen, Lecleric, Parker, L. Jackson
    DL: Giles, Taillon*

    *max of 3 players on DL

    Drop Strahm and his start today for Gallen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        would you still drop Pederson over say B. Parker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can lose Parker, he’s bleh too

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            Didn’t get a chance to reply earlier, but wanted to say thank you.

            I always appreciate the help

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  93. DonnieB says:
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    drop Dtrahm or Ed-Rod for Gallen or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EdRod

  94. William Hung says:
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    Do I drop Kyle Hendricks for Zac Gallen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Dave D says:
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        Well, looks like I’m gonna have to replace Hendricks in our DC with Yamamoto. They profile kinda similarly so the timing of Hendricks going down is an interesting coincidence.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed, universe takes, universe gives

  95. dustyfingers says:
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    Can Willie Calhoun stick around this time? Garret Cooper a better ROS option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun will lose playing time — Cooper is better

  96. RotoSlayer says:
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    I just want to give a shout out to my home boy Alex Bregman!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  97. Robert says:
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    Y. Chirinos for O. Mercado? Fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair

  98. Travis Hafner says:
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    I literally dropped ZGallen this morning in my 14 teamer. I’m sad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  99. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    What up boo, long time no talk…just been busy with life but still checking in….I couldn’t pass up some names for my boy Stiff Peter…

    Wife Peter
    Meat Peter
    Ball Peter
    Hope all is well brother!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      F with one F! I was thinking about you, hope you’re well!

      Peter Stiff the Dong Maker!

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        LOL…All good over here man…different year same shit with my Mets….you still holding out hope on Deshizz lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Wet tail!

  100. Jason Murray says:
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    Please rank these starters for a 12-team H2H…Bundy, Anibal Sanchez, Gallen. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen, Anibal

  101. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey, (and DT)

    League: H2H 5×5 categories 10 Teams Keeper League

    Currently in 1st place (10-1) and I owe alot of it to following you and your advice!
    Thanks in advance you and your guys are the best!!

    My Team:
    C: W. Contreras
    1B: P. Alonso
    2B: M. Moustakas
    3B: R. Devers
    SS: A. Mondesi
    2B/SS: T. Turner
    1B/3B: M. Olson
    OF: C. Blackmon
    OF: R. Hoskins
    OF: A. Meadows
    OF: Y. Alvarez
    UTIL: A. Hicks
    Bench: D. Swanson
    Bench: V. Robles
    Bench: M. Chavis
    Bench: G. Cooper
    IL: M. Haniger

    SP: T. Bauer, Z. Wheeler, L. Giolito, M. Soroka, L. Lynn, P. Lopez, Y. Chirinos and F. Valdez
    RP: S. Doolittle and K. Yates
    IL: C. Smith
    IL: T. Glasnow

    1. Drop either V. Robles or A. Hicks for R.Laureano or stash L. Urias?

    Better prospect to stash as a keeper Biggio or Bichette for this year/and or next?

    2. Drop any of my pitchers for M. Stahm, G. Canning, J. Luzardo, J. Yamamoto or L. Allen ROS?
    2(a) Prospect D. Cease is also available to stash for any of my current SP’s.

    Thank you as always much appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Robles — Bichette

      2. Chavis, Lopez — Strahm, Yamamoto

      • Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  102. Travis Hafner says:
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    Rare daily start/sit question from me-
    Sit one:
    Ohtani @TOR (Sanchez)
    Upton (same matchup)
    Khrush Davis BAL (Ynoa)
    Laureano (same matchup)
    Pham @NYY (Sabathia)
    Marte DET (JZimmerman)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  103. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Drop Ed Rod, or Mad Bum for Jordan Yamamoto?

    thanks amigo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EdRod

  104. Mondesi OBP says:
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    I love Mondesi. Got him in the 4th round and he is a big reason for my success. Every time I follow his at bats on the MLB app, though, I have the same response every time i see a green ball on the screen; “Damn I cant believe he took a pitch”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  105. Chucky says:
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    In light of Pablo’s shoulder and the Gallen call up, wise to drop Pablo to pick up the other Miami SP, Hernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  106. Jubakka says:
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    Gallen is starting thursday for miami. Good thing i had him stashed and will until caleb gets back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  107. negatto says:
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    Just looking for some input from the board on what type of player Gallen may fetch before he throws his first pitch.

    I know its kind of subjective based on the league, but how good do we think this kid is going to be?

  108. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Pete Alonso more like Balls Gonzo, amirite?

    Peter always hits… *sunglasses on* balls deep… *yeahhhhhhhhhhhh*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  109. sal says:
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    do you like heany tonight against the jays?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  110. James says:
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    Drop Soroka or Valdez or Jose Ramirez for Gallen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber

  111. 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.

    I’ve got an open roster Spot and I was leaning SP (but could go either way). From the wire (below) is there anybody worth rostering to help right now? Was originally going to grab Fiers but he was snatched up.

    Basically, if theres no real help right now then I could elect to go for eventual upside (Cease)

    WAIVER:

    HIT – J. Soler K. Schwarber, A. Cabrera, D. Fletcher, G. Cooper, J. Bradley Jr., M. Cabrera, B. Reynolds, R. Laureano, J. Bauers

    SP- J. Vargas, A. Alzolay, M. Kelly, S. Alcantara, T. Richards, M. Perez, D. Cease (NA), C. Mize (NA), M. Kelly, J. Vargas (INJ), A. Sampson,

    RP – S. Greene, I. Kennedy, H. Robles, L. Jackson, M. Barnes, J. Leclerc, S. Romo, S. Kelley

    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)
    DL – H. Dozier (10-DL)

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

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stash Alzolay

  112. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Need to DROP either Kingery or Domingo (streaming bench bat).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  113. Alan Ladd says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m thinking about grabbing Tom Murphy in my league. I currently have J Lucroy, and Chance Sisco.
    I am in a paid weekly 12 team CBS points league. Strikeouts don’t matter.
    Murphy was just started as DH last night, so he might be getting more at bats moving forward.
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy over Sisco

  114. Alan Ladd says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m thinking about grabbing Tom Murphy in my league. I currently have J Lucroy, and Chance Sisco.
    I am in a paid weekly 12 team CBS points league. Strikeouts don’t matter.
    Murphy was just started as DH last night, so he might be getting more at bats moving forward. Should I drop either of these guys?
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy over Sisco

  115. avogt555 says:
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    Which side: Ryu and Soroka Or G cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  116. Alan Ladd says:
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    Hi Grey,
    I’m thinking about grabbing Tom Murphy in my league. I currently have J Lucroy, and Chance Sisco.
    I am in a paid weekly 12 team CBS points league. Strikeouts don’t matter.
    Murphy was just started as DH last night, so he might be getting more at bats moving forward. Should I drop either of these guys?
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy over Sisco

  117. negatto says:
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    Which side: Trea or Segura/Gallen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  118. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    12 team, 6×6 OPS + QS

    Bregman, Mallex, Flaherty

    Soto, Ketel, Musgrove

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  119. HappyJax says:
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    Alfaro or Murphy? 12-team H2H cats. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  120. starz31 says:
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    Alonso already goes by the Polar Bear.

    Did you know each HR he hits reduces arctic ice melt by — haha who am I kidding the earth is flat and science isn’t real.

  121. Joe says:
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    Who do you like most in a redraft 12 tm 5×5 QS league: Lucchessi, Peacock, Framber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchessi

  122. Thundershoe says:
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    Jumping onto the Gallen question train. How long of a leash do you think he’ll for staying up? Just trying to gauge how much money spend to try to get him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s up until his IP run out

  123. JP says:
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    Thoughts on Aaron Hicks, great lineup and feel like the potential is high, but he’s been pretty bad thus far….keep or drop him for another bat? Specially, trying to decide which 2 of this group to keep?

    H. Dozier, W. Calhoun, Mercado, Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Mercado

  124. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – one last trade for ya! Keeper league, but looking for 2019 production mainly:

    $13 Devers + $1 McNeil

    or

    $21 Rhys + $35 Nola

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  125. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    I’m in a 15 team roto with QS instead of W and pitching is tough to acquire – I just lost Pablo Lopez for what sounds like will be a significant stretch – please rank the following options as replacements:

    – Dylan Cease
    – Logan Allen
    – Jordan Yamamoto
    – Cal Quantrill

    Not exciting I know but trying to catch lightning in a bottle – thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yamamoto, Allen

  126. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    My great pitching continues.

    Snell. 1/3 IP, 4BBs, 3ERA. Probably more. Bases loaded and pulled

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, big yikes there

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Where do I submit my Hurt Feelings Report?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We’re here for you

  127. Kluber Lang says:
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    12 team 5×5 ROTO with OPS and QS instead of wins

    Grey, Willie Calhoun is currently on my DL and can’t get him off without dropping someone else. AND, I have Caleb smith coming back, meaning I need to drop someone to activate him as well.

    Which two from the below need to go?

    Current Outfield:
    Corey Dickerson
    Adam Jones
    Jorge Soler
    Kole Calhoun

    My weaker Pitchers:
    Spencer Turnbull
    Pablo Lopez
    Jose Quintana
    Nick Pivetta

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson, Lopez

      • Kluber Lang says:
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        Alright then, Mr. Albright! I appreciate the advice as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  128. negatto says:
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    One more, which side:

    Bell or Goldy/Gallen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  129. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. $129 out of $250 FAAB remaining. how much we throwing at Gallen? thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have zero dollar bids too? Maybe $28

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: yup, zero dollar bids are allowed….thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then can up to 38

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: perfect, thanks. Surpised Rudy hasnt developed a FAAB-O-Nator bot yet…..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, next! (maybe)

  130. YC says:
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    Hey Grey – Soler is maybe the oddest guy in terms of ownership. In ESPN he’s in the low 30%s. A lot of it, I think, has to do with their player rater algorithms. I own both him and Arenado. Over the last 30 days ESPN is showing Arenado as almost twice the player yet Soler’s counting stats are actually better than Arenado’s. The big difference, of course, is BA where Arenado is +125 points. ESPN I’m almost certain heavily weights Steals but I think they do BA as well. It’s almost as if the worst player to be is a non-steal low BA guy- which of course Soler is. A guy with that much name recognition- i can’t see any other reason why no one is picking him up. Makes no sense.

  131. galica says:
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    Grey!!

    Well, at least with that the book on Snell is closed for the afternoon. His pitching line…

    0.3333 INN
    6 ER
    2 H (including Sanchez HR, a 3-run shot)
    4 BB

    My question? Did he warm at ALL before the start? Couldn’t find the strike zone was behind every single batter, was 3-0 to Sanchez before delivering the meatball. Of course, Poche had to come in with 3 men on and screw the pooch – hah! Poche screwed the pooch.

    Btw, start Strahm tonight? Somehow he was on the waiver wire and I added him. SON like 8.9$ last time I checked. You?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know on Snell, ugly

      Start Strahm at home, you have to

      • galica says:
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        Grey!

        Thanks, man. Am starting him.

        Started Snell this week in one H2H matchup, fortunately I have a sizeable lead and like 50% of my opponent’s team in that matchup are on the IL. So, yeah dodged a bullet there.

        On Snell, one should…

        1. Never draft a pitcher in the first 4 picks
        2. Never draft a pitcher who just signed up a mega contract extension.
        3. Always draft the pitcher who is in the FINAL year of his contract

        Right?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Dude!
          2. Meh
          3. Meh

  132. prey879 says:
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    I was offered Mike Soroka for my Jose Ramirez. I could use pitching but not sure getting involved in a 3-way between Soroka and Regression fairies is the way to go.

    5×5 QS and OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, not great

  133. Cory Rowe says:
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    10T H2H 6×6(Keeper Cost for next year with $120 keeper cap)

    Give: Plesac($0), Gallen($0), Swanson$(2), Biggio ($2)

    Get: Thor($44), MadBum($13), Gurriel Jr($4)

    Thoughts almighty Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  134. SallyCips says:
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    Heya!

    This morning I was offered Kershaw for Voit. I have a good offense, but in a vacuum, good offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  135. William Hung says:
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    Here’s to hoping Zac Gallen being more like Walker Buehler and less Jose Berrios in his first action in the big leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  136. schloofy says:
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    Alonso Bald?

    Have you seen dude’s hairline? I can relate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s got a massive receder

  137. S-K says:
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    I only have space to play 3 out of these 5 guys. Who’s on the bench for you? OBP league, with OBP/TB/SLG and no BA, so sluggers get extra bonuses.
    Goldschmidt, EE, Soto, Hoskins, Yordano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan, Goldy

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Make a trade

  138. Blaster says:
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    Now own Eflin, Plesac, and Gallen
    Just Zac(h)ing all over these fools.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  139. LG Baseball says:
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    Unreal recap Grey!

    Recently flipped Bell for Alonso thanks to your advice and loving last nights game. Pete Along’s Balls?

    I have huge bench bats and was offered my Bryant for his Snell and an upgrade draft pick. Was about to accept and watched Snell absolutely melt down. Is this just a blip in yankee stadium or are you at all concerned? Should I take the trade or just stream pitching and avoid trading for Snell?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Alongs Balls, haha

      I think it’s a blip but Bryant for Snell is merely fair

  140. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    LaStella or Moran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella

  141. Hothands says:
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    In a standard 12-team, would you want Peralta (not so hot right now, but better $ projection) or Brian Anderson (hotter right now, worse ROS $ value)? I know Peralta has the better $ value, but do you see anything there that would make you wary and instead want to ride the hot hand instead? I’ve been weak on OF and could use someone stable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta… but I’m not a huge fan of his

  142. Moe Spaghetti says:
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    The Mets were up 10-0 going into the bottom of the 9th. deGrom was over 100 pitches through 8 scoreless innings. Why did they bring him out for the 9th?

    Obviously, you don’t know. I just needed to express my outrage, because he gave up 2 unnecessary HR in the 9th.

    The guy has been on the IL this year with an elbow issue. It would have made for sense to have literally any player on their roster try to record the last three outs. Adeiny Hechavarria would have been a fine choice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know on degrom…so unnecessary…

  143. Fabsy says:
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    Looking to upgrade my starting pitching.

    Rank: Paxton, Bieber, G. Marquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, Bieber

  144. baby seal says:
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    G!

    My friend made a MEGA trade in H2H 12 team 5×5. Both teams towards bottom of pack. Can give a little more team context if you’d like…

    Team 1 trades:
    – Mookie, Nola, Vlad, Yates, Brantley

    Team 2 trades:
    – S Marte, Dallas, Chirinos, Merrifield, JD

    Which side do you prefer?

    Thanks!
    Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mookie, not close

      • baby seal says:
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        Side that gets Mookie, right? Agree, think he got fleeced.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s not close

  145. dmax04 says:
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    Points league bench depth:

    Skaggs or Gallen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  146. CP says:
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    assuming both stay in the marlins rotation for a bit with lopez to dl, who do you like more between hernandez and yamamoto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yamamoto

  147. EnglishMetsFan says:
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    Peter Solong-oh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  148. Keeks says:
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    Pete Agonezo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that’s the consensus just about

      • Cram It says:
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        That’s what I’m saying!….why it can’t be something like this. Too obvious, with all of the gonzo, longball, bombso, dingo, dongo, chitty chitty bang bang variations. Pete Beef!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pete Beef!

  149. Ostyle15 says:
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    Yamamoto or Gallen? Who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  150. Ron swanson says:
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    Which deal should I take below? If its deal number 2, should i give up ryu or bauer?

    1. I give up Bauer for Ozuna

    2. I give up Ryu/Bauer and DeJong for Story

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna…2. Ryu/DeJong

  151. The Great Knoche says:
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    Smell to the DL in 3,2…1

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Not a typo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, right

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I’m going with Pete Poker. Kind of like Kid Poker, except all he does it hit HRs.

        There’s another Poke from Pete Poker.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s Pete Beef!

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                Salamso!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Salamso Alaikum?

              • Cram It says:
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                Grey Meat!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Grey Beef!

  152. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team OBP roto redraft

    Gotta drop Marwin. Steals, runs and OBP are the needs.

    Please rank the top 3 of these waiver wire 2Bs:

    Chavis, Fletcher, Bote, Danny Santana, Moran, Newman, Gurriel, Addison Russell, Howie Kendrick

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes, Fletcher, depends on needs

  153. dau says:
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    Pete beyond meat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  154. sturock578 says:
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    I have Hunter Dozier coming back off the DL and need to decide between him and Senzel. My initial thought was Dozier easily but trade analyzer weighs heavily in Senzel’s favor with better stats projected across the board, by like $13. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Dozier

  155. stevie says:
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    David Dahl for Jose Berrios?

    • sturock578 says:
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      I have Dahl and would take Berrios in a second for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  156. RobW says:
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    Which side would you take?

    Snell or Ketel Marte? Roto league keeper.

    • Whirlaway says:
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      I wish we could just call him Clegane and everyone would know it’s Pete Alonso lol

      He’s definitely a House Clegane descendant

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  157. Steve says:
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    10T 5×5 daily redraft

    Better OF reserve, D Santana, Robles, Choo or Desmond?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  158. Bob says:
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    Was offered F. Whitley for A. Reyes… I guess I should take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

      • Bob says:
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        Honestly, I can’t say I even understand the trade. I don’t know what to make of either one.

      • Play Ball says:
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        Hoskins or Ozuna in a std roto redraft?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ozuna, pretty close tho

  159. Whirlaway says:
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    I wish we could just call him Clegane and everyone would know it’s Pete Alonso lol

    He’s definitely a House Clegane descendant

    ugh. my bad on double-post

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  160. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Can’t believe I’m seriously contemplating this, but:
    Add Kepler (#1 ranking in the last month, #34 for the season) and drop Conforto (#156 on the season) or Benintendi (#251 on the season)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Jedi says:
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        Is it worth having him as a bench bat and going down to 6 SPS and a streamer? (Currently have no bench bats… usually like to trim the fat)

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bench bat is okay if you have a hitter who doesn’t play every day

          • Jedi says:
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            NM then.
            Meadows or J Bell would be the other players I could drop for Kepler. I’m assuming that’s a big “meh” for them too. ? .. ?

            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold

  161. Cohen says:
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    Winker or V.Robles ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

  162. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    16 teamer with QS. just lost pab lop. only 4 moves a week so can’t daily stream here, SON doesn’t particularly love any of these (except kikuchi vs BAL upcoming):
    kikuchi vs BAL (24.1)
    homer vs MIN (-6.4)
    s.anderson @ ARI (-4.2)
    yarbrough @ OAK (-2.5)
    black sab vs TOR(first day i didn’t stream him in while in deeper than here leagues and he finally does well today, 6.8)

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      kikuchi really is the asian mikolas (from asia, not just went there for a while), but worse lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None, I guess CC

  163. RobW says:
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    Is Goldschmidt a buy low? Or is he performing just where he is expected to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is about where I expected him to perform when I said to sell him the 1st week of the season

  164. Teacher Man says:
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    Hey, Grey.

    I was offered Gary Sanchez for my Buehler in our 10 team HH ops, k’s, and QS league. Think I should accept, assuming that WB might be limited at some point? Sanchez is tempting. And kinda hot? Ok, maybe not, but definitely tempting.

    Thanks,

    TM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Buehler

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Word. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  165. Thundershoe says:
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    Once L. Urias is up, will you prefer him or Biggio in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  166. Cohen says:
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    Paddock starting in Pitt Saturday
    Worth picking up and starting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  167. Brett says:
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    Framber or Skaggs in a qs league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber but not @NYY

  168. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Can you rank the following in a keeper league?

    Hoskins, Bryant, Benintendi

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi, Bryant

      • LG Baseball says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  169. hal_incandenza says:
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    Drop one for Gallen?

    Matz
    Framber
    Pivetta

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber

  170. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    for deep leagues TB/SEA lately are going with 2 catchers a LOT of the time, and both backups had been hitting quite well, our old buddy jerked around for many years by COL murphy and the other guy jerked around by his own injuries DTD arnaud AND TB is leading off DTD arnaud. also r.perez now plays almost everyday for the more lazy set that doesn’t want to have to change a guy every day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah totally…

  171. Stephen Lyon says:
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    When you want to complain about Giolito but your opponent has benched Dozier and Dom Santana.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  172. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Do you make any changes ?

    My players:
    -Michael Conforto
    -Matt Olson
    -Howie Kendrick

    Waiver wire:
    -Oscar Mercado
    -Ian Desmond
    -L. Gurriel

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado over Kendrick

  173. William Hung says:
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    It was nice knowing you Lester – not shallow league worthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  174. Play Ball says:
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    Hoskins or Ozuna in a std roto redraft?

  175. Trickrey says:
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    Was just offered Giancarlo for my Freddie Freeman in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league. Who would you prefer? I’d be able to slide in Pete Alonso in at 1b. In 1st place right now so not sure if I should rock the boat, but 2nd place did just make a trade to get Mike Trout.

    Lineup
    C – Alfaro
    1b – Freeman (Alonso would replace)
    2b – Moncada
    3b – Kris Bryant
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Dahl (Giancarlo would replace Dahl)
    Util – Pete Alonso
    Bench – Jose Ramirez, Eloy (One of these two or Dahl would then be Util)

    • Trickrey says:
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      Not sure if you are still answering stuff today. If so, you are a true saint. If not, will report tomorrow.

      Thanks!

  176. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Could we combine a couple ideas and go with Hairline Allgoneso?

  177. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Maybin has homered in 4 straight games.

    If he starts stealing bases again, I’m going to have to grab him. Does he get ABs when the Billionaires are completely healthy?

    My OF is pretty stacked with Acuña, Eeeee-loy, Robles, Trout, and Upton. Kingery is my U since I have his other spots filled with studs, too.

    Moran and Bader are on my bench.

    Cooper, Maybin, Holt, Teoscar, FormerlyFatMattAdams, Ji-Man, Sogard, DeShields, and Kemp are available.

    Anything I should do there?

    Also, random Catcher question. I have Mitch Garver, Male Prostitute and Vazquez (14-team 2-Catcher OBP league…UGH) so I’m surprised to still see Brian McCann out there…also see Chance Sisco, Flowers, Casali, Pina, and Kevan Smith.

    Any upgrades there?

  178. William Hung says:
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    The injury bug has hit HARD – last night lost Mondesi and now tonight Story is taken out after a slide trying to stretch a single into a double

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