“Okay, guys, to start the song we’re going to count out to four, but we’re going to count 1, 2…Then go back to the beginning and finish with 1, 2, 3, 4…Questions?”
“Hey, Bruce Springsteen, uh, yeah, big fan, and I’m happy to have the opportunity to show you I belong as a background vocalist in the E Street Band — ESB? Do people use that? Anyhoo…Have you considered hiring someone else to count, because ‘1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4’ isn’t how people count?”
“Who are you?”
“I saw a flyer at The Stone Pony for an opening in your band.”
“That flyer was supposed to be taken down 48 years ago. Get out of here.”

And that’s how we got the title for this post: Al, Tu, Al, Tu, Ve, Four. It’s also how many homers Jose Altuve (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 16th homer, hitting .298) has in the last three games. He has eight homers in the last 10 games, but Bruce Springsteen never counted to eight. As another singer, Lady Sovereign, would sing, “Altuve is the biggest midget in the game!” That Lady Sovereign song is 15 years old, and now I feel 100 years old. Jose Altuve also has 16 homers in 57 games; his career high is 31. Maybe this time he can steal an MVP award from someone his own size (if he’s standing on top of a car, and you include the car’s weight). Imagine being Aaron Judge and saying Altuve stole an MVP from you. Bro, you stole the sun from anyone within 10 feet of you. It’s a form of cheating by just being big. At least that’s what I tell anyone who challenges me to any sporting event. So, drilling down on Altuve’s peripherals, he’s pulling everything, and his Launch Angle is a little goofy early on (as in high), which could lead to a lot of fly balls, and lower average, or more homers, if he’s connecting, as he has been. Now, if pitchers pound away, he might be in trouble. There’s a possibility here for him to come back to earth (small fall), but anyone would come back to earth after an eight-homer, ten-game stretch, but, in general, he seems back. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alex Bregman – Hit the IL with a quad strain. That’s usually a three-to-four week injury, but there’s a chance it’s a four-to-five week injury, and maybe a two-to-three week injury. Unlikely a five-to-seven week injury. You just received more info than most teams’ training staffs can give you.

Abraham Toro – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1). Fun fact! Abraham Toro was the eponymous character in the tale of the rabbi who became a sushi master. That climatic scene when he used the Torah to roll together rice, avocado and imitation crab, ugh, the drama.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .342. He feels like the batting average version of Nelson Cruz, which is hilarious because Brantley’s only 34 years old.

Jose Urquidy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.65. Not really someone you bench, but I did check Streamonator for Uracutie, and it had similar feelings for him as me, which is very meh.

Adam Eaton – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. The White Sox outfield is shadows on Plato’s Cave.

Dylan Cease – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.99. When the Regression Fairies come for you, they don’t even care if your hair’s a mess.

Byron Buxton – Hasn’t resumed his rehab assignment. If he doesn’t start it up, it’s gonna be hard for him to have another setback. So…good?

Charlie Morton – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.03. Been a long time since I’ve looked at him, so: 10 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, pretty neutral on homers, BABIP and maybe a tad low on LOB%. For a 37-year-old, he is still pounding 95 MPH, and doing everything that made you draft him. Maybe he’s more a 3.80 ERA pitcher, and a #4 vs. #2 or #3, but the Ks are there, and could see positive regression.

Guillermo Heredia – 2-for-3, 2 runs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .275, while going 7 for his last 13 across four games. He won’t be in the Buy column later today, but he does seem schmotato-ish.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. “Hey, we’re just going to leave him in the curb on trash day–Wait! He moved! Hosmer’s alive!”

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 22nd homer. FTJ! Fun the Jewels! I will never doubt him again. Who needs two shoulders anyway?

Victor Caratini – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, as he homered off Mrs. Muslim Garrett, who is so terrible this year, like what even? Amir Garrett (0 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 9.31) is pitching himself out of the majors, and then who will be around to start benches clearing brawls?

Mark Melancon – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 1.86, as Melancon went kablowie. Can we get the All-Star break right now? Let Melancon rest for a week. I don’t need him regressing back to a 5+ ERA pitcher right now.

Jonathan India – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. It was a two-out shot in the 9th off Melancon and not quite a death throw, as it’s defined in Razzball glossary, but it felt like Mola Ram ripping my heart out. India, I made you a lead buy last week, and put my love in you, how could you do this to me?

Wade Miley – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.88. Nice little season Miley’s having. Do I trust him? Haha, get out of here! But a nice few months anyway.

Jacob deGrom – Saw two doctors who saw no problems with his shoulder. To examine deGrom’s shoulder, the doctors removed their Opti-Grab glasses. The Mets are saying the “three to four recent injuries are unrelated.” The Mets don’t even know how many recent injuries he’s had. You just gotta laugh or you’re gonna cry.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (2 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.13, and, most importantly, no homers allowed. We’ve been here before, but Hendfixed? Hend looks fixed.

Javier Baez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. Javy Baez is the one true outcome player: 1-for-4 with a home run.

Brandon Woodruff – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 1.94. Sure, Woodwoof, but when the Regression Fairies come at you in Coors, and your ERA is still 1.94, you cannot complain.

German Marquez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.26. I’m sure glad I started him but did not watch one single moment of this start. Three walks vs. two strikeouts is called with German a Danke no-shamë.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer. You have him for three more days, then you have to promise to drop him. No matter what he does this weekend.

Matt Manning – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.60. Anyone have any eyes on him? I have blackout restrictions to deal with here, because he was vs. the Los Angeles Is Nowhere Near Anaheim Angels.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .275. “Hey, Grey, first of all, do you face model? Secondly, can I drop Schoop? I know he’s the best hitter of June, besides Altuve, but c’mon, say the word. I want to pick up Tyler Naquin, who hasn’t done anything in five weeks.”

Taylor Ward – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .240. Hey, Beaver, check out what Ward’s doing with the boomstick! Ward’s got some power (27 homers in Triple-A), but, uh, when does Trout return?

Shohei Ohtani – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.70. Shohei, Shohei, Shohei how you do that trick? Is it weird I have that in my head eight weeks later?

Mike Ford – Traded to the Rays for a player to be named later. The “Mike Ford becomes a 25-homer hitter who also throws lights-out middle relief” story begins now.

Randy Arozarena – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (11), hitting .271. The Rice Bowl in the 4th floor food court is open and the gettin’s getting good!

Luis Torrens – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Earlier this year, I used one of those Torrens to illegally download some homers, and all I got was weak grounders to 2nd base.

Ty France – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd in three games. Whenever France seems to be cooling, someone with a beret and no deodorant comes along to remind you France is still hot.

Justin Dunn – Left the game with shoulder discomfort. Dunn? It appears so.

Franmil Reyes – Could begin a rehab assignment next week. Assuming no setbacks, that puts this $54 Vending Machine Steak back on track for a next weekend activation. Can’t happen soon enough for me, and, really, that’s what this is about.

Zach Plesac – Scheduled to pitch a bullpen session today. Hopefully prior to that no one plays Hulk Hogan’s Real American coming-to-the-ring music.

Eli Morgan – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 12.79. If you’re like me, you saw Eli Morgan starting and you thought, “Why is Cleveland starting my financial advisor today?” Eli Morgan sounds like a dystopian conglomerate of banks and pharmaceuticals. Unsolicited text comes through, “We see you used a credit card for fast food. May we suggest you ask your doctor about our diabetes drug?”

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer. Jo-Ram has as many homers as Lindor has RBIs.

Yu Chang – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .179. Time may Chang, Yu, but Yu can’t Chang time.

Bobby Bradley – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer. Tee bee aitch, didn’t have eyes on Bobby Bradley until yesterday, and he had easy home run power to the opposite field, a 402-foot shot. Immediately tried to grab him in all leagues, but he was already rostered. He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, which is already on our Patreon.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-5 and his 5th homer. Ya know, if I were in a deep league, Rosario’s the kind of guy I’d try to acquire low. In shallower leagues, you can prolly just pick him up, or get him for a throw-in.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. Donkey Teeth’s preseason MVP has got some bite!

Austin Hays – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. So many homers in this Indians/Orioles game. Stupid Manfred and his ban on Spider Tack–*intern whispers in ear* I’m being told the pitchers just sucked.

Gio Urshela – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Gio is ___ times better than Gleyber. A) Five B) Infinite C) There’s no C.

Gleyber Torres – Left the game with lower back tightness. That’s weird, figured he’d be walking on air since everyone’s carrying his weight.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .265. That gives Giancarlo a baker’s dozen, or how many eggs I’ve painted with faces that I say are our children. I wish he’d get back to me, otherwise the irony will be selling omelettes to put them through college.

Bryce Harper – Expects to return today. Good to hear the back issue that’s been bothering him all season just vanished.

Edward Olivares – Optioned to the minors. Olivares has been back and forth from the majors to the minors more times this year than Jacob Nottingham has travelled between Seattle and Milwaukee. Could it be the Royals are paying Olivares in Frequent Flyer miles?

Curt Casali – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he came within a double of the cycle. Or…is that…Psycho?! Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, far better run run run run run run away! Psycho killer! Curt Casali!

Steven Duggar – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .324. Came within a home run of the cycle. Or…is that…Psycho?! No, it’s not. It’s cycle. Stop that. Steven Duggar will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, which is already available on the Patreon.

Kevin Gausman – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.51. “What do you mean you didn’t draft a starter in the 2nd round? Wasn’t Giolito there? Snell? Castillo? Bauer? Was Bauer there? They were all there? And you didn’t draft one?” That’s every other fantasy baseball ‘pert. Please, don’t tell them about Razzball. There’s too much to explain.

Zac Gallen – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.99 as he was activated from the IL. Think about this, Vladdy, the Mini Impala has 18 homers since the Diamondbacks last won a road game. They’ve lost 23 straight road games, a major league record. They have no chance this year, and this is a team that is trying to rehab their top pitcher’s torn UCL rather than sending him for Tommy John surgery. You could label one piece of cheese “Tommy John surgery” and another piece of cheese, “No Tommy John surgery,” then let the deciding factor for Gallen by whichever one a rat nibbles on first, and it would be as informed as any club decision.

 
  1. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Just one Mom’s Basement Dweller’s opinion but Manning looked pretty yawnstipating to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, gotcha, sigh, oh well

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Nice report, better than your report from June 18, 2020. Amiright?

    a. Peraza has like 4 HR this year and ALL of them have been clutch! Too bad he only has 4.

    b. Have a nice weekend.

    c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for June 18, 2021

    ‘If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.’

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for June 18, 2021

    ‘Billy Martin was a human tragedy, in the real sense of the words.’

    Reggie Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True!

      A. Is that three more than Bellinger? Why look, it is

      B. You too!

      D. Haha, he ain’t lying

  3. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I have an excess of IF, and have (hopefully near-term) IL returnees (Conforto; Reyes). Who should remain on my team — Jazz or Croneworth? I’m leaning Croneworth (defensive flexibility).

    • bigbear says:
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      I probably like Jazz more than I should and Conforto less than I should. But I’d lose Conforto.

    • NUX says:
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      Waited this long on Conforto, just to drop him? I wouldn’t do that. Same with Franmil. Unless they pull a Moose during the rehab stint or something. Then maybe could see it a bit more.

      I don’t own Cronenworth, so haven’t paid alot of attention, but defensive flex is often overrated. Not saying he is my answer as to who you should drop, as I really don’t have an answer for you, just pointing out that many people overrate that about certain players. Maybe your plan is to trade one of these 4 names? Not drop? Can you just wait until Conforto and or Franmil is actually coming back and playing? Is that suppose to be this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jazz

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with Nux, tho too

  4. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Nice Psycho Killer drop – believe it was my finest contribution of 2016, and am surprised he still exists in MLB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yes, it is surprising — grow your babies into catchers and MRs

  5. PB&J says:
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    Hi Grey!

    I received an offer of my Devers and Ketel for his Cole and Wendle. Thoughts?

    Thanks for your help.

    • Five-on-One says:
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      Devers

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Completely team needs based.

      Unless you are desperate for pitching, Im keeping Devers, but league and team context…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  6. Kcc26 says:
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    Morning! Two trade proposals floating out there. Which side(s)?

    12 team mixed, keep forever at escalating prices

    A) Soto/pablo lopez or Verdugo/darvish/wander Franco

    B) ryu/judge or darvish/haniger

    Thanks!!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      For me
      Soto
      Judge

    • Keeks says:
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      I like the Verdugo side on A, assuming the price to keep Wander is starting out very low

      • Kcc26 says:
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        It is. Essentially $1. Let’s call it:

        $24 Soto/$16 pablo for $45 darvish/$16 Verdugo/$1 Franco

        So Soto still would be very keepable. Franco def the wildcard here

        • Keeks says:
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          How much does the cost increase each year?

          • Kcc26 says:
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            It’s actually a snake draft where the keeper round gets earlier. I just feel like dollar amounts are more accessible to most!

            We keep guys at an avg of the previous year’s draft (or keeper) round and the current ADP.

            So assuming soto is still a 1/2nd round player next year by adp, he’s likely a 4th round keeper. Franco is a moving target there, but he’ll cost the avg of 24 (this years round) and whatever his 2022 ado ends up being!

    • Ace of Spades says:
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      I would go Soto side for sure at those dollar values.

      Not sure of the keeper $$$ for second trade, but would go Judge side in a vacuum.

    • Ace of Spades says:
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      I would go Soto side for sure at those dollar values.

      Not sure of the keeper $$$ for second trade, but would go Judge side in a vacuum.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  7. Steve says:
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    I got Mondesi back and now I need to drop somebody. My bats:
    C – Kelly
    1b – Olson
    2b – Jazz
    SS – Tatis
    3b – Riley
    OF – Yordan Alvarez
    OF – Verdugo
    OF – Stanton
    B – Hayes
    B – Mullins

    Always appreciate the advice, thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Hsyed7

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        They would be Hayes, great job spell checker ffs lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  8. Fantasy Baseball Time Traveler says:
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    Remember, back in March, when I told you it would take Adolis Garcia not hitting a single HR in the first half of June for Juan Soto to get to HALF Adolis’ HR total? That was fun, when you didn’t believe me!

    *fades back into the smokes of time… crying*

    • NUX says:
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      This feels like a very confusing middle school math problem. I have no idea what you are trying to say. You wanted Adolis over Soto at some point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  9. lt81 says:
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    Quick sagnof question, who to pickup for saves?
    Kennedy
    Fry
    Bard
    Fulmer
    Thanks Grey enjoy the weekend

    • lt81 says:
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      That was quick no Kennedy. Gravemen is available also.

    • NUX says:
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      Bard, Fulmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks, you too!

  10. Do I trade Mancini for Rendon? Rendon should be back today but the injury I have some concerns. Thanks as always.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I’d keep Trey

    • fausto

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      Keep Mancini, Rendon is either hurt or pressing or cant hit with taylor ward and max stassi protecting him lol… I own rendon in 2 leagues and hes good for some decent rbi weeks and pretty much nothing else this year…at least so far. I’d trade him for mancini in a heartbeat in both my leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

      • Alex says:
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        Sad thread to read as a fellow Rendon owner. I spent big too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

  11. jerk_stoor says:
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    Kolten Wong is coming off the IL. Would you drop any of the following to make room or just drop Wong: Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Wil Myers, Brandon Belt, David Peralta, Matt Chapman, Dylan Moore, Adam Frazier, Tyler Naquin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        If you need SBs

  12. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    acuna’s certainly done nothing to not be the 1.1 but he’s also right close to FTJ i’d think right now even and that’s with FTJ having one whole arm in play.

    • NUX says:
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      Acuna hasn’t done enough for you? Hmm

    • NUX says:
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      Oh haha I read it wrong, missed the word NOT in there.

      I’m having a hard time reading today it seems. Should prob just call it a week and start drinking my IPAs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, good problem to have…Unlike Story, Soto, Lindor, Cody

      • William Hung says:
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        don’t look now though, but Story is starting to get some base knocks – hopefully that homer binge is coming

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fingers crossed

  13. bigbear says:
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    Want to pick up Sims as a third CL. Need to drop a bench bat. Jesus Sanchez or Lourdes? I could also drop Gonsolin but am bat heavy on this roster.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Gonsolin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

    • 183414 says:
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      I definitely wouldn’t rush to drop Gonsolin. Just came back. Control is a little off, but I would be dropping Jesus before Gonsolin especially if you’re bat heavy. Wouldn’t drop Lourdes just yet.

  14. Vrugg says:
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    Grey,

    Biggio and Arraez are both on the waiver wire in my league – 12-team H2H 6×6: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS.

    Upcomming: Biggio (3) @Balt, (2) @Mia, (4) Balt
    Arraez (2) @Tex, (2) Cin, (4) Cle

    Who should I grab: 1. Short Term
    2. ROS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio
      Biggio

  15. pinkman says:
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    Grey-t stuff! Im winning HR and R handily in my AL only keep 9 league, and about 15 RBI out of 1st. Need to drop one to activate Laureano… who you dropping?

    Mercedes
    Eddie Rosario
    Kike Hernandez
    Solak
    Kirilloff

    • fausto

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      Kike

      • Keeks says:
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        Well thats rude

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Kiké

    • 183414 says:
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      I’m finally dropping Mercedes this weekend. He’s gone 8 for 100, or so it seems.

    • 183414 says:
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      Would never have drafted or picked up Kike. Same with Santana.
      Boston wins without help from Cora.

  16. Jake from State farm says:
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    Sir Greyness. About to trade some of my prospects for mahle. I am always scared of trading for pitching. Do you think he is a stud for the future or just meh. It’s a keep forever ever league. Thanks

    • NUX says:
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      Prob depends on how you define “stud”. And also, which prospects you are moving off of. He’s been pitching really well of late. If you need an arm (don’t we all), go for it!

    • Grey

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      Agree with Nux

  17. Coconut Willie says:
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    Old Rook here…

    I keep buying guys and have no more room for Dugger unless I drop one of these:

    Jesus Sanchez
    Fraley

    Drop one or no Duggie, er Dugger

    Thanks!

    • fausto

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      I’d hold esp in a keeper.

    • NUX says:
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      We dunno why he was scratched, but sticking Fraely on the IL could be something you find yourself doing over the weekend. If healthy, I like him more than Duggar, who is on a nice hot stretch, but the second he cools off, he falls right back into that platoon or whatever it is Gabe does with his lineup card these days. I never try thinking to hard about what that guy will do next.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fraley’s IL’d? He pinch hit last night

      • NUX says:
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        He’s not. And I didn’t realize he pinch-hit. Just that he was scratched with no reason and that ESPN has him as DTD. I really didn’t dig into it at all. Just saw the comment about wanting to drop him and thought it worth mentioning that stuff I said.

        So you’d want Duggar over Fraley? I know you mentioned he Duggar was in the Buy later

        • Coconut Willie says:
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          I’ll hang up and listen…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like both…Fraley prolly over Duggar if both playing, better lineup placement

          • bobsnyder4210 says:
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            Yahoo put Fraley on DTD yesterday too, so I passed on him when I was putting in claims for a streamer for the rest of this week. I ended up with the Jelly Doughnut of Swat at Coors instead, so I’m still optimistic. I can always drop & reload Monday…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cool

  18. Thundergunn says:
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    Wade miley and Gallen blurbs had me Lolling, The Gallen thing is crazy

    Yahoo H2H , 14 team, Standard Scoring, 4 player Keeper league:

    I’m in 1st place

    His Corbin Burnes, Yoan Moncada, Jaren Duran for my Devers?

    • Grey

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      Thanks! It truly is crazy

      I’d keep Devers

  19. cable says:
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    As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.

    h/h points 12 team redraft weekly lineup set

    a thought & a seperate question if I may

    thought……deGrom needs to find a working MRI machine something isnt right

    question……have C Seager ( soon to come back) & T Anderson ( who I traded for when Seager went down) can’t start both …….if I package one (who) with Gallo what OFer could I expect to get back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah on deGrom — Hmm, maybe Arozarena? Grisham?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Also, I don’t think Gallo does much for the offer

  20. Travis Hafner says:
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    Is Rich Hill a drop? He’d been pitching so well, but last two starts been burned by HR in last inning of work. His K rate isn’t great though. Not sure how to handle the old geezer.

    • NUX says:
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      Drop for what? Everyone is droppable without any context.

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        Ronald Acuna is not droppable

        • NUX says:
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          Well no doy, but everyone that you would come to ask that question about is likely droppable, depending on circumstance. Just noting that without context… league type… other options from the wire… you’re not gonna get your best answer from Grey that you could be getting.

          Today seems like a day in the comments section where we were overloaded with context-less questions. But maybe that’s just me. Sorry for being cheeky with ya Haf! Have a great weekend brother

        • Coriell says:
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          Ha. Truth. Nux needs to stop with the silly comments. Everyone is droppable? Stop it

          • NUX says:
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            You’re missing my point. If you come and ask, “Grey, should I drop this guy”(end of comment). What do you expect Grey to say? He doesn’t know anything about the league context, options from the wire, etc. You’ll get an answer from him like “sure” or “sounds fine”.

            Sorry. I get that I’m being a bit curt this morning. But I’m trying to teach people to fish a bit better is all.

            • Coriell says:
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              You are being curt. I don’t think anyone comes here for your advice. Grey is our savior not you. Comment accordingly!

              • NUX says:
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                Lol! Noted. Have a lovely weekend brother

                • The Harrow says:
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                  he’s updating a guy who’s asking questions that can’t have good answers because he didn’t input stuff that would allow that, he’s being helpful here to the guy asking. GREY doesn’t know enough to answer in any way you’d value his advice.

                  – this is like asking “hey grey is 5 bucks good enough”
                  – grey thinking: for what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely droppable for a streamer

  21. chris says:
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    HI Grey,

    Good morning.

    h2h, 12 team, mix
    I dropped Eddie Rosario after his brutal start for Austin Riley.

    With the hot weather Rosario seems to be heating up.

    Should I drop Riley and add Rosario?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      I’d try to find another player to drop unless you’re in an 8team both should be rostered just my opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Fausto

  22. relaxntakeitez says:
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    My bench bats are currently:
    Kiriloff
    France
    Dylan Moore
    Solak
    *(Also have your boy Naquin starting)

    Are any of them drops for Bradley /Arroyo/ Belt or McKinney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kirilloff, Moore, Naquin are all droppable for 1st 3….Hold Moore tho if you need SBs

  23. scoboticus says:
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    Adolis Garcia for Eddie Rosario. Too much?

    • iamnotasmartman says:
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      too much if you’re getting Eddie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adolis side

  24. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Mixed 12 team keeper (OBP,SVH). Just acquired Stroman for Vaughn (MINOR),Brennen Davis

    Need to drop someone from my active roster.

    Molina
    Vladdy
    A. Frazier
    Machado
    W Castro
    Wisdom
    Escobar
    Fraley
    Pham
    Renfroe
    JD Martinez
    Brantley
    Canha
    N Cruz
    Moran
    J Turner

    DL: Longoria,C Seager, M Rojas,Ozuna,Cooper

    G Cole
    Alcantara
    Rodon
    Wood
    Gonsolin
    Bummer
    D Castillo
    Chafin
    Fairbanks
    Iglesias
    Karinchak
    Tepera
    D Williams

    DL: D Duffy

    • Whatever says:
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      I was thinking Moran since I have decent corners.

      M Rojas is due off the DL this weekend so I was thinking saving Frazier as the drop for Rojas. I like what Willi has been doing lately vs the OBP one trick pony that is Adam Frazier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice trade! All the options you mention are kinda whatever…I’d lose Moran, Rojas, Frazier, that order

      • whatever says:
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        Thx Grey-Meister!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  25. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    Redraft roto league. 6 x 6 holds + OPS.

    1. Got myself Mookie + Ottavino + Cease for my Nola + Castillo.
    2. I’m leading in saves but struggling in Holds and SB. For SB I only have Edman and Bichette but Mondesi is back and hopefully will run. I sent a few offers to try to improve those categories and got a counter offer Realmuto for my Clase? I should take it, right? My C is McCann or anyone I can stream every couple of weeks. No need in SB or Hlds but one of the best catchers I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nice
      2. Yeah, I’d take it

  26. Bruce the Shark says:
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    What do all these guys have in common?
    C. Kelly
    Jazz
    Gleybor
    A Riley
    Yelich
    T Oneil
    Adolis

    You are correct. They are all on my team and are DOING NOTHING.
    That’s NOTHING with a capital NOTHING.
    And NOTHING from NOTHING leaves piling up in the driveway, soggy and growing mold, making me sneeze.

    • Cram It says:
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      I don’t understand….everyone was in love with Chisholm, Riley and O’neill like a week ago. You mean their stats have to be evenly spaced out with no cold and hot streaks?

      • Keeks says:
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        Cram, you always say what I am thinkin but don’t have the guts to anonymously post lol

        • Cram It says:
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          Haha. I try be playfully sarcastic in giving perspective. It’s a fine balance.

          • Umpy70 says:
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            the truth hurts, but still needs to be said!

          • Coriell says:
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            Cram,

            Playfully sarcastic! I love it! You’ve softened over the years. It’s a nice change!

            • NUX says:
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              You won’t find a bigger Cram fan than me. But I’m just curious, why did Cram get the kuddos today and I got the slap on the wrist?

              My feelings are hurt, over the internet friend, that you would say that no one comes here for my advice. I’m considering retiring from commenting back to others with how I see things.

              • JC says:
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                Good to retire a bit early than too late. Congrats on a fine commenting career.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  27. Ian from the Shore says:
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    Would you trade Story and Romano for Bryce and Alex Reyes? 10 team 5×5 H2H playoff league

    My team:

    C- IKF
    1st – Olson
    2nd – Cronenworth
    SS – Tim Anderson
    3b – Jram
    MI – Baez
    CI – walsh
    OF – Mookie, reynolds, gallo, myers
    UTIL – Story, Bobby Bradley
    Bn – Gleyber, Andujar

    SP – F Peralta, Ryu, Paddack, Lamet, Hendricks, Alzolay, Gonsolin, Fried
    RP – Hader, Romano, Fry, Robles

    IL – J Flaherty, Plesac, K Lewis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  28. Keeks says:
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    Happy Friday!

    Bohm has a small little hit streak going, could he be turning it around finally?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so, friend

      • Keeks says:
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        Me too, buddy

        • scoboticus says:
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          Me three.

  29. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Just when I thought Melancon was heading to $12 salad territory. He turns back into a side of shity cole slaw. Who is the potential next in line for the Hogpadres? And you have to pay $15 bucks around here for a decent salad these days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Stammed or Pagan I guess, but he’s not out after one game unless hurt

      • Coriell says:
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        Agree with Grey! Melancon, though his Ks are kind of blah, has been one of the more stable closers in the game so far. He’s not getting removed soon!

  30. Hepcats13 says:
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    Greyt write up!

    I have to point out that, currently, Ohtani’s ERA is 2.70 and his avg is .270-that MUST be a statistical first?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whoa, I had missed that

  31. Seven Minute Abs says:
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    Offered his Rodgers for my Urshela… 12 team dynasty roto .. Thank you!

    • captain obvious says:
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      Rodgers Rabbit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  32. GeorgeHWBush says:
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    Should I trade Flaherty for Story? I’m super concerned about his production when and if he gets traded out of Coors.

    • Cram It says:
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      Story all day. Who cares if he gets traded…Flaherty is out for at least another month.

    • William Hung says:
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      Take this trade and run with it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  33. Homers got the Runs says:
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    Hello Grey, who wins?

    Soto and Swanson or Solak for Devers and Story? 12 team keeper where 14 are kept h2h OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  34. mookie says:
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    11-team AL-only keeper league. Is it worth trading four more years (after this year) of Triston Casas for one year of Bo Bichette? It’s a $260 auction budget and Casas salaries would be a free reserve next year then $10, $15, $20. Bichette’s salary next season would be $20. FWIW I have good other keepers so adding Bichette would make me the prohibitive favorite next season. Also, ignore the benefit of adding Bichette for this season bc in the remainder of the deal I’d be taking a net loss this season (I have a sizeable first place lead and trying to see if I can flip some expiring surplus talent into a top keeper next season)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bo

  35. ray says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which is the sit for next week out of:
    Tyler Anderson vs CHW and @STL
    Castillo vs ATL,
    Sandoval @TB,
    [email protected] CHW,
    Desclafani @LAA and vs OAK,
    [email protected]
    Please rank…thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them? Cobb, Sandoval, Kikuchi, Tyler

      • ray says:
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        Castillo over Tony Disco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • ray says:
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            Tough to pass on two starts from a SP that has been so good, but the machine hates him next week, too.

  36. William Hung says:
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    Time to conclude that Lourdes won’t be a thing this year? I’m real tempted to drop him for India

    If this “hot streak” he was just on before his most recent o-fer million then it might be time to write a 2022 Lourdes sleeper post cause he’s gonna be going late in my league’s draft next year

    • Cram It says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him.

    • NUX says:
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      My dood. You should try a 12 team league instead of a 10 teamer next year. All your q’s are always like this… two guys that should be rostered. I feel like you would have a better time in a less shallow league.

      • William Hung says:
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        I am in a 12 teamer – but I think my format skews certain things cause for bats it’s standard 5 cats + OPS, Ks, and ABs

        I got Lourdes “for free” cause he was dropped multiple times by other teams before I finally snagged him up in early May.

        For perspective, Brandon Lowe & Gallo are FAs right now

        • NUX says:
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          Yea, that sounds like a strange format then if there are 12 teams, but players that are like 90% ownership sit on the wire. I feel like I’m missing something else. Is there no UTIL slots? No CI/MI slots?

          I just checked my 12 Team league format, which I like alot. Its a daily league. We have 13 starting batting slots. And 10 Pitching slots.

          Holds are a cat, so random relievers are also owned that you wouldn’t see owned in leagues with Saves only as a cat.

          We do have 10 bench slots, which doesn’t feel like a ton to me, but maybe that’s just because I been playing in this league for a while. And the other leagues I play in are similar. Maybe you guys only have like three or so bench slots?

          Being genuine here. As someone who follows Razz on a daily basis, I think playing in a deeper league or format would be more fun for you. You wouldn’t have to make these impossible decisions as often. Which is what they often seem like. Its insane that Gallo is on the wire. The guy runs when he isn’t hitting dingers. How is there no room for him on 12 rosters in the league?

          • William Hung says:
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            yeah – I also recognize i have a strong bias against players I get “for free” off the wire versus guys I drafted. My roster format is Y! Default – but in context, my roster is:

            C- Vazquez
            1B- Olson
            2B- Villar
            3B- Chapman
            SS- Story
            OF- Betts, Alvarez, Biggio
            UTIL- Anderson
            B- Blackmon and Lourdes
            IL- Bellinger

            It’s a keeper league where we can keep up to 3 – which I’ve used for Betts, Bellinger and Story.

            As much as I’d like to roster Gallo, he’d sink me in AVG and Ks. I’m typically successful in this league cause the rest of the owners fall in love with hot schmotatoes and will drop someone of value which I can snag later.

            • NUX says:
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              I’d want Gallo over Biggio I think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Lourdes still

      • bobsnyder4210 says:
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        I have a theory…I think Lourdes is trying to win a bet this year by color-coordinating his Statcast profile with his uniform.

        I drafted him, dropped him, picked him up, dropped him again…then did a quick analysis and found out that having or not having him on my teams this season had basically zero effect on my weekly category results. I’m moving on to greener pastures, and if it turns out I’m wrong and he goes bonkers in a week or two, I’m ok with that.

        I do agree with NUX…if my 12/5×5/H2H leagues added CI/MI it would improve the level of competitiveness and player values. Altho I’d like to keep the bench spots at 6 at the most. I want people sweating every move, not hoarding resources like they do now.

  37. iamnotasmartman says:
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    What a journey it was getting to that Altuve tie in… I’m sweating!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Rudy does the titles and I make them work…Sometimes…You’re in the glossary, iamnotasmartman!

      • iamnotasmartman says:
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        I saw that! I am honored to be a part of the Razzball annals (heheh). Thank you. Also, I am a man of my word and finally subbed.

        I didn’t know that about the titles / tie-ins. That’s awesome and fairly impressive.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, thanks, not smart

          • iamnotasmartman says:
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            I have to stay on brand.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  38. ashtray says:
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    Who to cut out of Josh Rojas, Ian Happ or Ty France in a 10 team league that includes Hits and Walks with the usual 5 cats.

    • Cram It says:
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      Happ can eat a bag of D’s.

      • ray says:
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        I deal him for Votto just before Votto came off of the IL a couple of weeks ago…so liberating and a great move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  39. Chud says:
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    5 x 5 ROTO which C do u want:

    1. McMann
    2. G.Sanchez
    3. Kelly
    4. Murphy
    5. Stassi
    6. Haase

    Love the FTJ (Run the Jewels) reference and enjoy the weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stassi

      Thanks, you too!

  40. Ontilt1377 says:
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    Bregman replacement. 5×5 root

    Sano or Toro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  41. Jolt In Flow says:
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    “Psycho?! Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, far better run run run run run run away! Psycho killer! Curt Casali!” – ahahaha! Awesome! Well done. 3-run home run level on this one.

    Jolt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jolt!

  42. Dave Funnell says:
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    Hello Friday.

    I’m looking through his savant page for a clue on what’s been working better and I can’t find it. Maybe you can help me…..what is Kyle Hendricks doing better now that he wasn’t doing earlier this year?

    Velo up slightly, getting people to chase a bit more, slightly higher chase and miss…..just nothing standing out other than a better sinker and changeup now than before…is that it? Just really can’t understand what he’s doing and how things have changed.

    Thanks:)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better command in the zone

  43. Sport says:
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    I drafted Story and Bellinger on one of my yahoo teams and I have still managed to lead or be in second in all hitting categories. Drafting Olson, Devers, Albies, Castellanos, Winker, and Semien helps! Guasman, Mahle, Eovaldi are my aces. Thanks for your predraft rankings that helped me be in first place despite little production from my top two picks.

    I have Hoz and Santander filling two of my hitting spots but would consider upgrading. Would you consider India, Vaughn, Kirillof Brendan Rodgers, or Jesus Sanchez as upgrades and just roll with the hot bats or just stick with Hoz and Santander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! I have not had such good fortune — India over Hosmer

  44. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Splurge Day Grey!

    Need to splurge on some SP help,

    Current Roster:
    12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

    C: Stassi
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Story
    IF: Jazz Chisholm
    OF: Laureano, Eddie Rosario, Amed Rosario
    UTL: Adolis
    BN: Mercedes, Wisdom, Bohm, Jesus Sanchez

    SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Heaney
    RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, Graveman

    IL: Springer, Franmil Reyes, Means, Sonny Gray, Boyd

    NA: W. Franco

    Question 1.) Which of the following bench bats do you drop (1, 2, 3, or all 4) to add some SP help?:
    – Wisdom
    – Bohm
    – Jesus
    – Mercedes

    Question 2.) do you trust any of today’s available streamers (SON doesn’t like any):
    – Carlos Martinez @ ATL
    – Wacha @ SEA
    – Kuhl v. CLE
    – Z. Thompson @ CHC

    Question 3.) Lamet was just dropped (again)… still hasn’t pitched into the 6th since returning, but SON LOVES his start tomorrow… he worth claiming off waivers?

    Thanks as always!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s Splurge Day again already? Wow!

      1. Wisdom
      2. No
      3. Not worth it

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        thanks Grey

        Just dropped Wisdom for McClanahan’s start on Sunday @ SEA.

        would you also drop any of the other 3 (Jesus/ Bohm/ Mercedes) to get Stripling and his 2-starts next week (could also drop Boyd who’s currently on the IL)?

        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Boyd

  45. Scott Kimmel says:
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    morning Grey,

    Would you drop Caleb Smith for Bailey Ober(and Out)? I just dont trust Arizona vs Dodgers or against anyone at the moment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust Ober or Smith

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok. why dont you trust Ober?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bc he throws 89 MPH and can’t go 5 IP

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            wow that slow?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                and still managing 11+ k/9

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You should give him a try

  46. Mitt Face says:
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    Happy friday!

    General strategy question:

    in H2H – particularly with locked lineups, standard cats, and 5 SPs/week – how important is starting 2-start pitchers? With the unpredictable nature of wins, and more innings generally leading to more k’s (and versa vice), are 2-start pitchers a must?

    Specific to my situation, without a true ace, and no 2-start pitcher this week (and 20/50 moves left for the season), would you be picking up either:
    Stripling @MIA vs BAL
    Adbert vs CLE @ LAD (depending if he’s off the IL in time)

    If so, what order would you drop these guys:
    Manoah
    McClanahan
    Fried
    Wood
    Gomber

    thanks for everything, o most fantastical of fantasists

    • Keeks says:
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      I think it depends on your team build and if you are hot right now. If you think you can win 3-4 hitting cats that week, then go heavy on volume with 2 start guys in order to maximize your ability to win Ks and Ws and lock up a Win for the week with 6 categories. If you have elite starters and lots of quality relievers then you can go lower volume and try to win Era, whip, and saves, with a chance at the others as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the case…I’d go Stripling over Shane ro Alek, depending on their matchups — No problem

      • Mitt Face says:
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        Thank you both for the feedback. Sorry ’bout the delay in responding; the people who pay my bills actually expected me to do some work today.

  47. martinrostoker says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Always enjoy your feedback.

    Would you take Ty France off waivers and cut Eric Hosner or hold?

    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now — you too!

  48. Umpy70 says:
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    Grey, my favourite part of your wrap up is always the last blurb.

    Gallen threw almost 40 pitches in that 2nd inning! And they still let him come out for the 3rd even though hes definitely not 100% and pitching for a last place team. S-M-R-T.

    What is the requirements for a mlb manager job? A few years at McDonalds? I’m applying. And this isnt an isolated scenario. What is going on here? Is this just a case of upper management running the circus and having pawns do their bidding? Cause they are obviously not that smart either..

    Anyways, what a joke, keep up the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, right? How effin dumb does a team have to be

      • ray says:
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        Instead of a HR derby, we should have a dumbathon between the Mets and Dbacks…draftking would make a killing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  49. Michael b says:
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    Is jesus sanchez worth keeping in a 12 team h2h non keeper league? I mean how good could he realistically get this season, and how valuable is he if it isnt a keeper league, cause I feel like he’ll eventually be really good keyword eventually like with most prospects

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he could break out

  50. Michael b says:
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    I’m wondering if I should swap anyone into my lineup assuming they’re all playing, if some arent I’ll obviously swap them out first, but anyway heres my lineup and bench
    C: yermin Mercedes (disappointment)
    1b: josh bell
    2b: cavan Biggio
    3b: justin turner
    Ss: trevor story
    2b/ss: jonathan schoop (a pleasant surprise)
    1b/3b: kebryan hayes
    Of: yastrzemski, adolis, grossman, amed Rosario, jesus sanchez
    Utility: freddie freeman
    Bench: Canha, wil myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha over Jesus until Sanchez is hitting

      • Michael b says:
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        I ended up adding bobby Bradley and dropping wil myers, was that a mistake? Do you think there are probably better hitters on the waivers? When I mentioned adding wil myers 2 or 3 people on here practically jumped me for it saying will myers isnt that good. I was under the impression he was, but decided to get Bradley for him due to his power surge.

        Some other people available: hunter renfroe, dylan moore (I dont need speed that much) odubel herrera, miguel rojas (whose now off the IL) austin hays, hunter dozier, willy adames, luis urias, Brendan Rogers, Duggar, vogelbach, McKinney, naylor.

        Are any of these a better pickup than bobby bradley?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, sounds fine… Try Bradley for a few days, see how he does…He just homered yesterday

          • Michael b says:
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            Max kepler off the il, should I drop anyone in my lineup (that I listed above) for him including bradley, or should I just drop him, i held on to him but I’m not sure if hes better, he went 0/5 his first game back

  51. frankgrimes says:
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    Nice shout out for the Opti-Grabs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks, Grimey!

  52. Keeks says:
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    Stayed up late watching Padres/Reds. Looked like the reds hitters were picking something up about Melancon’s release and discussing in the dugout, then stephenson and india got him good.

    Just something to monitor if melancon continues to struggle

    • Phil says:
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      Nice, thanks Keeks.

      Grey (and Keeks)…who do you think would take over the closer’s role if Melancon keeps struggling? Pagan, Kela, Pomeranz, Stammen? Or committee garbage?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pagan, Stammen, that order

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly committee tho — and I don’t think Melancon is out after one bad blown save unless hurt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, eff me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, What’s the chances the Padres are aware of it and making necessary adjustments? Or will Reddit be months ahead?

          • Keeks says:
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            Hopefully someone in their front office browses r/padres haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, hopefully! So sad they have to

              • Keeks says:
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                My father actually works with Melancon on occasion for something real estate related and has his cell number… debating whether sending him the reddit link is overstepping or helpful lol

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HAHA, yes! Send!

                  • Keeks says:
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                    I mean if I was a pitcher Id want to know right? I will keep you posted haha

                    Oh boy I’m twitter famous now!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, now you need to deliver!

          • hondo says:
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            Reddit will be months ahead until Eli Morgan uses their connections to set things right and stop the unwashed infidels.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahahaha

  53. cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft…weekly lineup set

    ROS….healthy C Seager or healthy Tim Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  54. Phil says:
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    What do you think of this offer I’m thinking of making:

    My deGrom, Yelich and Fulmer for Machado, Nola and Clase.

    6×6 roto league (OPS and holds), and I have garbage 3B (using a mix of Happ because it’s Yahoo and Donaldson and Wisdom until he falls off). My other pitchers are Gausman, Peralta, Pab-Lo, Castillo and Gomber, with Kimbrel, Sims, Romano and Antone as my RPs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Machado side if you need hitting

  55. eballs says:
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    Rank the top 3 (points league)

    Bradley
    France
    Lourdes
    Kirilloff
    Wisdom
    Jesus Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes
      France
      Kirilloff

  56. Steve says:
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    Best bet for Saves and ratios (moving forward) among:

    Robles, Treinan, Pagan

    I have Robles but he’s not ideal. Thinking maybe the occasional vulture save from Treinan or even Pagan (if Melancon continues melting down) might be better than the Robles-coaster

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None are ideal — Robles

  57. Jarred says:
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    Ian Happ or Dylan Moore ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Needs? Moore

  58. scoboticus says:
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    Looking ahead to Sunday, I have
    Casey Mize @LAA
    Shane McClanahan @Sea
    Sammy Long vs Phi (in SF)

    which one sits?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mize

  59. pizza5788 says:
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    Would you start Paddack tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  60. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? David Bowie and Talking Heads references! I also read Allegory of the Cave again over a cup of coffee. Thanks for the write-up and have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop! It’s a heavy morning read

  61. Scott Dvorkin says:
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    Rest of the way – Matt Manning, Johan Oviedo, Jackson Kowar, Vladimir Gutierrez?
    Haase or Raleigh??

    TY!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

      Haase — was Raleigh called up?

      • Scott Dvorkin says:
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        Raleigh wasn’t called up yet but they are saying very soon. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, ok, thought so

  62. pizza5788 says:
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    Please rank Paddack Eflin Montas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eflin, Paddack

  63. toolshed says:
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    You just made me sick reading about altuve who has as many HR’s over last 10 games as soto has over the entire year. Looking at wade miley’s stats isn’t helping. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

  64. Dave D says:
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    I looked at one of my DC team bench players stats lines and saw: 1HR, 4RBI, 1SB and thought “I must have really fucked up setting my lineup this week!” And saw ii was from Abraham Toro. For realzies? Do I really have to find a way to start him this weekend? Damn…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you ordered the Toro and did not eat it

  65. Tyler says:
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    Just poppin in to ask what time the prayer octagon is taking place so Bellinger can stay healthy for longer than a day. When do you think Kelenic gets called back up? I’m in a limited moves league anf can’t drop him. ALSO, did you try Flatbush Zombies / Vacation from Hell? CANT STOP PLAYING IT!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know — maybe August now? Hard to say on Kelenic…Shoot, I downloaded them, but didn’t listen, will now, thanks for reminder

      • Tyler says:
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        Ya dogg! Ooof on Kelenic. Hopefully good news if you have any Franimal on your teams. Have a good weekend man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  66. gargamel04 says:
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    Could negative regression be called progression?

    • gargamel04 says:
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      Sorry, “positive regression”

    • gargamel04 says:
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      Sorry, “positive regression”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sure

  67. Bill says:
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    Grey.

    Riley or Adolis?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  68. Mike says:
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    Are you interested in Lucchesi in any level?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  69. stevie says:
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    Two quick questions
    Hoskins is on waivers, pickup over Wisdom? Carson Kelly or Christian Vazquez ROS?
    Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on Hoskins…Vazquez

  70. Justin Ralph says:
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    Grey I pulled off the trade in my points league. I gave up Means and Gausman and got Acuna and Ketel. I now have a ton of hitting and need an SP. Im being offered Alzoly for either Moncada or Adolis. I. can’t find anything better than that. Hold off or accept. He also has Gomber. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better for either of those hitters

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks for the quick response! I was thinking the same thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  71. toolshed says:
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    Not sure what to do with luis garcia today. He pitched well against Boston and some other tough matchups like LAD and TOR but didn’t have it against MIN. Are you using him today vs the white sox, roto format? This spider tac thing has me concerned about some guys especially after the most recent MIN start. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s home? Yes, I’d start him

    • ray says:
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      The machine was all over that MN start.

  72. Ciwa says:
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    Hi grey!
    Would you drop santander (or wisdom, or both) for one of these?

    Soler
    Schwarber
    Tapia
    Upton
    Bobby bradley

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both for Tapia, Schwarber

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or Upton, Schwarber, depending on needs

  73. eballs says:
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    Would you move on from Santander for anyone of these options? (Points league)

    Lourdes
    Kirilloff
    France

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes

  74. prognation says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Someone just dropped “Hakuna” Moncada in our 10 team yahoo league. I’m 3rd on waivers, drop India for Moncada right?

    • prognation says:
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      Actually, could drop Renfroe for Moncada instead of India, since Indy is hot.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop Renfroe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  75. james d says:
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    5×5 12man keeper league (keep 6 players max) and was offered:
    – his Giolio (round 10; 1 year of keeper left); for
    – my Wander Franco (round 12; 2 years of keeper) and DJ LeMahieu (round 10; 1year of keeper but doubt would be used).

    As great as Wander is likely to be, figure I have to take this right? Unclear when we get a Wander callup or how long will take Wander to be good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, that’s fine

  76. ray says:
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    Aguilar or Vogelback next week?

    Grossman or Gurriel?

    Seager or Toro?
    Thnkx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel who

      Seager who

      • ray says:
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        Lourdes and Kyle

  77. OaktownSteve says:
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    I saw a couple of innings from Manning. Meh. The fastball tops mid-90s. It’s got some darting action to the arm side. It did seem to play a bit faster than the gun would suggest, but when he didn’t locate it guys seemed to be on it. Some hard hit outs, results seemed like they could have been even worse. Really hard to see where any swing and miss is going to come from. There’s a knuckle curve that does have a really hard downward break, but guys didn’t seem to have much trouble recognizing it and laying off when I was watching. And he barely threw anything but fastballs. There was a little bit of nerves early and he held on to a few four seamers and missed pretty badly. Got a bit better with location and it did look particularly tough when he got it up around the letters. I dunno. Expected more stuff from a highly rated prospect. Looked more like a contact manager/pitchablility guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, thanks for the info!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Yeah, take it for what it’s worth. First start so who knows. There’s chance the FB plays like a Freddy Fastball. Be interesting to look at the spin rate, but I wasn’t like “oh man gotta get this guy.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that matches with his numbers at least

          • Coolwhip says:
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            His fastball has a low spin rate, even lower than Manaea i think. so that might be a thing to watch against deep lineups.

  78. Dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I’ve been trying to upgrade at 1b all season in my 12 team H2H keeper league. There is no way that I want to trade Soto. But I know that a guy in my league really wants him. Keeps offering Freeman+ for him. Would Freeman/Bichette be enough for you to part with him in a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bo side

  79. Philip says:
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    Grey, what do you think is wrong with French DJ? He turns 33 in July. He looks pretty bad right now. Is this just a prolonged slump, or are we witnessing him age overnight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Age, yes

      • Philip says:
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        Is this DJ’s new normal? It would be great if he could hold down third base for my team next year. And I’m pretty sure the Yankees hope he can do it too, since they signed him for six years.

        I guess I’m just looking for hope that he can rebound some. At least score 100 runs in that lineup.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Runs will be there, maybe hits for .275-.285, but the rest looks bleh

  80. ray says:
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    Sorry for not being clearer…the question was:

    Aguilar or Vogelback next week?

    Grossman or Lourdes Gurriel?

    Kyle Seager or Toro?
    Trying to decide on some waiver moves…Thnkx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar

      Lourdes

      Kyle

      • ray says:
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        Thanks again.

  81. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, pham and luis castillo for teoscar or meadows?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  82. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME**********

  83. ESPN points this week only

    Castillo @ SD or Gonsolin @Az

    Thanks

  84. The Harrow says:
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    otani’s going into the HR derby!!!!! NOOOOOO!!!! this might ruin BOTH his hitting AND pitching ROS after. that’ll be neat right.

    • The Harrow says:
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      to be fair, his super hero status will only go up of course if he’s fine afterward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, scared — sell!

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