For a long time in his career, Jose Quintana seemed to be underrated in some fantasy circles and, if those people didn’t recognize Quintana’s genius, I’d call them jerks, so they were circle jerks. Early in his career, even his radar blips would end up being a tugboat filled with pandas rather a real scare. Then, later in his career, we boarded the tugboat and they were feral pandas. “Ling-Ling thinks my arm is bamboo!” Jose Quintana was no longer safe like the circle jerk Quintana, but became more of the feral panda Quintana. Recently, however, Quintana’s been a good blip again and the feral pandas are satiated with boba, greeting us with Panda Express menus. Yesterday, he went 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 4.11, and in three August starts:  1.89 ERA, 26 Ks and only one walk. He looks fixed, and I’m willing to give him more rope, but if I see one more gee-dee feral panda, all bets are off. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Craig Kimbrel – Felt fine after throwing a bullpen session, and could be back by this weekend. His beard makes him look Amish, so if he’s returning this weekend, he needs to get the stagecoach giddied-up by tomorrow, according to Amish Waze.

Nicholas Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer, and his 5th homer in 11 games with the Cubs. The Greek God of Hard Contact wanted off the Tigers so bad he was swinging down on the ball for four years. This is hilarious to me.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .275. Whatevs on Jerry Tomato Realmuto. I’m just giddy Charlie Manuel was hired as the new Phils’ hitting coach! Charlie’s 1st piece of business:  putting a piece of straw in his mouth and chewing! Charlie’s 2nd piece of business:  Bringing back Domonic Brown! Charlie’s 3rd piece of business is putting his jersey over his overalls and giving out attaboys!

Sean Doolittle – Told a radio show that he’s being overused and it’s why he’s not effective. That’s what happens when you tell your coach repeatedly something and it falls on deaf ears. You take your problems to the media. Lose the parasol, Davey Martinez, Doolittle’s got your shade. Yesterday, Daniel Hudson (1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.80) got his 1st save, and when confronted with Rodney or Strickland as the other options, I tend to agree that Hudson makes sense.

Juan Soto – 1-for-3 and his 25th homer, hitting .288. Podcaster Ralph and I debated Sexy Dr. Pepper vs. Yordan Alvarez for 2020 on this week’s podcast.  Read, rate and review. Good reviews, you bastards!

Brian Dozier – 1-for-2 and his 17th homer. That was his 1st hit in a week, so Dozier has been asleep, which is apt since his name sounds French for sleep.

Joe Ross – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.91. Damn, that would’ve been a nice Streamonator call, but it hates his next one, so don’t shop at Ross. (This is just good advice, in general.)

Aristides Aquino – 0-for-4.  NOOOO!!! I need more Aquino ding-dongs!  Since Aquino learned how to hit using a dog toy (true story), I’m training Ted:

Corey Seager – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. He should talk to teammates about the polio vaccine because he’s living in the dead-ball era with ten homers.

Justin Turner – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  He is a just a gritty player. Not the adjective, the mascot.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-5, and his 39th homer. He should change his name to Cody Bazinga.

Will Smith – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .324. I Am Legend! Our best shot for Will Smith next year is if Yahoo and ESPN are asleep at the wheel and rank him way too low.  So, 70/30 odds.

Dustin May – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.65. This start was vs. the Mehlins, so I’m not buying a Carrot Top costume and a May jersey just yet, but I only need 40 IP of ace pitching from him to counterbalance Paddack’s eventual shutdown. C’mon, May, do it for Grey!

Rowdy Tellez – Recalled from Triple-A Buffalo, where their wings are wild and O.J. is still a hero. Maybe the Blow Jays heard me repeatedly say DFA Smoak and they’ll give Rowdy a run of the place. At 24 years of age, he should’ve been playing since April. Jays are so stupid. Any hoo! For mixed leagues, I like Tellez, if he’s playing <emphasis>and</emphasis> hitting.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4 and his 22nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many days. Yesterday, I said he never hits one home run without following it the next day with another homer. That usually doesn’t happen three games in the row though, that’s the caveat in the rental plan.

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer.  Again, with a little stank — HE HAS 19 HOMERS!  Corey Seager has 10! I know, different positions, but woof on Corey again.  As for Teoscar, he’s been hot for a while now with four homers in the last week.

Jose Alvarado – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.94, as he was activated from the IL. Now Cash can name him the closer and have him start the 6th inning.

Brendan McKay – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.08. He’s making Dustin May appear to be refined. And May has crazy orange hair! Don’t think you can continue to roll McKay out there in shallower mixed leagues.

Josh Hader – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, and a three-run homer allowed to Marwin Gonzalez (!) and out after six pitches. He’s not right. I know, not breaking news at this point, but I’m waiting to hear Josh Hader’s had a dead arm for the last month. Since July:  7 homers allowed, and as many homers allowed this year as his 1st two years combined.

Mitch Garver – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Jose Altuve – 2-for-8 and his 21st homer, hitting .303. That home run measured the length of one Altuve that was pulled like taffy for 400 feet.

George Springer – 4-for-9, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer. Imagine if he stayed healthy for one whole season. *sees his 2016 season* Okay, that killed my imagination.

Gerrit Cole – Was a late scratch after hurting his hamstring during his warmups. If you own him, I’d find a man of faith and have him bless your fantasy team.

Ivan Nova – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.51. This start was vs. the Astros. I will now cackle-snort into oncoming traffic. I’m over here putting starters in my lineup with beads of sweat coming down my face like I’m Ted Striker and Nova’s like en bee dee, my good man. He now has 19 straight scoreless innings and he goes to Minnesota next, which I’m sure will be another shutout.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 12th, 13th and 14th homer. Elias Sports Bureau said he’s the 77th player to hit three homers in a game this year, but the first one to elicit a phone call from his mother proclaiming him ‘the favorite Seager.’  Seager has six homers in the last eleven games, so obviously there seems to be something here.

Tom Murphy – 2-for-4 and his 11th and 12th homer. I like to think Murphy homered twice yesterday because it was the same day the Rockies released Iannetta.

Matthew Boyd – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, 4 homers allowed, ERA at 4.38. Well, Snafu Boyd returned. Damn, he has such a problem with homers allowed.

Travis Demeritte – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd steal (in 12 games), hitting .262. I’m so intrigued by Demeritte I’m like a little schoolgirl! Show me more, Mr. Demeritte!

Austin Riley – Could see live action in two weeks, according to Dr. James Andrews. In other words, Riley’s credit was bad and didn’t have enough in the bank for a Dr. James Andrews procedure.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 34th homer. I don’t want to get silly with myself, but Tildaddy’s on the verge of being the most valuable player in all of fantasy.

Mark Melancon – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.88, and his 2nd save as Shane Greene seems totally done now, giving up 2 ER in the 8th and Luke Jackson working a clean 7th. It’s almost like two negatives (Greene, Jackson) became a positive (Melancon), but I’m positive Melancon is not good either. He appears to be the closer though, so SAGNOF.

Max Fried – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.99. I started him yesterday on the advice of the Streamonator, but it likes his next start vs. the Dodgers and I’m like HUH?

Zack Wheeler – 5 IP, 5 ER, 14 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.36 as he gave up his career high in hits (12) and why can’t I have anything nice? Wheeler tied me to the WHIPping post and I hate him again. Now I want to start Matz today, because I figure how worse can it get, then I think about how it can get much worse.

Renato Nunez – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer, hitting .237. For a while last month, I was pointing out how much better Nunez was on the Player Rater than Khris Davis. It’s less close now.

Anthony Santander – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, 2nd homer in as many days, hitting .303, and about the 5th mention of him being a hot schmotato in the last week.

Jon Gray – Scratched due to an ankle injury. Still have never heard of a cankle injury. You screwed up, God! Everyone needs cankles!

Dom Nunez – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Catching prospect called up to replace Iannetta. I saw one site say Nunez would get a chance to prove himself in the final six weeks and I had a full-throated laugh. The Rockies playing a rookie?! As Dark Helmet once said, you fell for the oldest trick in the book, mon.  Though, after he homered, I fell for it too, because I picked him up. Stupid banana-in-the-old-tailpipe!

David Peralta – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. I picked him up yesterday for a batty call. You batting your eyelashes, “Grey, sir, over-the-internet friend, handsome slayer, how did you know to pick up Peralta?” He was in Coors.

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer. It’s middle of August and Jarrod Dyson has only five less homers than Aaron Judgeah–Damn, I almost wrote that whole thing in tears falling from my cheeks and hitting my keyboard.

Nick Ahmed – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 3rd homer in as many games. Sure, hot schmotato, but also Coors. A deadly combo like a remake of The Fly with a dog and a comedian named The Great Dane Cook.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.63. If the Giants had five Bums, they’d be contenders and a bankrupt Five Guys franchise.

Griffin Canning – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.86, as he was activated from the IL, and I still wouldn’t own him.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer, and 4th homer in three games. Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, when he gets hot, he gets smoking. Before this year, he never struck me as an all-hot or all-cold type player.

Bryan Reynolds – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 13th homer, and his 4th homer in the last eight games, hitting .338. Bryan Reynolds is aiming to win the quietest batting championship since Terry Pendleton.

Carlos Martinez – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.41, and his 13th save. Serious question, does he transition back to the rotation next year? My guess is yes, but I don’t know.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 27th homer, hitting .288. You know what kind of season he’s having, right? One that elicits this next March, “You go ahead and draft your Rhys Hoskins, I’m taking Carlos Santana five rounds later!” Then three months later, you’re wondering why you didn’t take Hoskins.

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. This $54 vending machine steak feels like he could hit 35 homers for the next ten years. Not 35 homers cumulatively, who is, Tommy Herr? I mean in each season.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. JBJ is alive and well, living in Brookline and saying ‘era’ between all nouns.

Rafael Devers – 6-for-6, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .325. I wonder if two Red Sox players take turns every year being ridiculous. Last year it was Betts and J.D., and this year it’s Devers and Bogaerts.

Chris Sale – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.40. Sale became the fastest pitcher to strike out 2,000. He did it in 1,626 IP, which is about the same as Trevor Bauer’s warmup tosses.

Nathan Eovaldi – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 6.12. Prior to the game, Alex Cora said Eovaldi will now work as a starter, then had him come into the 8th inning. Then Andrew Cashner came in for the save. I’m dying. WUT. Even the Orioles think that’s crazy. In one instant, Cora says one thing; in another instant, he says something else. Don’t worry, Cora will capture those moments for you with random pitchers. Alex Cora: The Instagramanager.

  1. Crazy J says:
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    I feel you on that Wheeler blub! Too funny.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      goddammit Wheeler!

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Wheeler is now officially a cuck. 14 dudes on bags… bruhhhh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh., I know

      • Crazy J says:
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        It could’ve been Bauer … :(

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Couldn’t have been Wuertz

          • Crazy J says:
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            Seth Lugo putting the cherry on the sundae, err Wednesday..

  2. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great report, man!

    a. The seaman is with us, my wife planned a day trip to this sort-of game park where we’re going to rent out several quads and run around this like 10-mile course through the wilderness (including deep in the forest). So, my wife and I, the seaman and our daughter and our son to that sort-of game park. Time of departure: 02h00 Hawaii time!

    b. Btw, my wife’s birthday (her 48th) is this Sunday. Do you have any subtle ideas for a 1-day trip which is romantic but not overly and not super expensive ’cause she doesn’t want to celebrate (she’s waiting for her 50th) and she doesn’t want to spend money or for me to spend money.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 14

    Mexican Hayride, 1948

    Costello: iOlé!

    Abbott: Didn’t I tell you to sit down?

    Costello: I wanna see what Ole’s doin’.

    Abbott: They’re cheering Montana. That’s the way the Mexicans say “hurrah. ”

    Costello: Why don’t they say “hooray”?

    Abbott: When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

    Costello: How do the Romans say “hooray”?

    Abbott: Oh, skip it.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Wow, nice! Damn, you do a lot of traveling, jealous!

      B. Buy her 48 roses, done and done

      C. Nice!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        Haha!! Done and done! Except that’s not very imaginative. She’d say it would have been better to take her out to lunch. So I’m gonna go on a wing and a prayer and do the following.

        1. Spa/wellness for a his and her massage
        2. Spend some time in their indoor swimming pool (if it’s part of a package deal)
        3. Have lunch somewhere nice where they make things she likes to eat – like fish, veggies etc.
        4. Take a cab home.

        What do you think?

        Cheers,
        Ante

  3. toolshed says:
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    Been saying it for a while. The workload will catch up to hader and other rp’s who pitch multi innings as often as they do w/o getting enough rest. He got away with it last year, but over time it is not sustainable. Velocity still there but his location is off which is a sign of fatigue. He’s throwing his slider less and guys are waiting for the fastball. Bad location + bad ball + guys sitting dead red = HR. 13 HR in 56 ip. 5 of them on the first pitch.

    • toolshed says:
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      The interesting thing about hader is that he has a higher k% and less hard contact than last year. The problem is that his flyballs are up about 10%. And as I said he is missing his spots. With the bad / bouncy ball, guys don’t have to hit it as hard to get a HR. Just get it in the air with decent wood on it and its outta here.

      • Gigorilla says:
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        Add to that, once again, he is the closer being used before the 9th inning. Mental burnout.

        Counsel’s Hader creativity is a losing strategy.
        And Counsel’s post game interviews are a mumbling tragedy.
        Brewers season is over. BTW, Grandal is the catcher Counsel, you asshat.

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          Don’t forget he (and/or brewers front office) buried Hiura in the minors for nearly 3 months and gave Shaw enough rope to hang himself 3 times.

          • Gigorilla says:
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            Yes, some very strange decisions from the Brewers management team this year.

            IMO Counsel is not RFPT…not close. The 1-0 loss to the Rangers this week is prime example.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been overused big time, there’s no defined role, juiced ball and guys can hit 98 MPH fastballs

      • Gigorilla says:
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        You’re right as usual.

        Just checked his stats — 44 games/56 innings. 18 games with more than 1 IP, 12 of those are 2 IP.

        No other top closer has more than 3 innings over his appearance totals. Most have 1-2.
        Counsel is pathetic.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Counsell’s one of the worst

  4. Dave says:
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    Tommy Herr. So good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  5. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Matthew Boyd is dead to me. Cust Kayin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can understand that

  6. Wacky says:
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    Drop Doolittle for whom

    Jimenez
    Robles
    Melancon

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  7. Thundergunn says:
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    What do I do with Matthew Boyd and Edwin Diaz?

    I’m in a 14 team H2H Yahoo standard scoring and I am 3 games out of a playoff spot. I could outright drop either one for Daniel Hudson, or dustin may, Andrew Heaney or just use a spot to stream. My staff:
    Jack Flaherty
    Zach Wheeler
    Zac Gallen
    Matt Boyd
    Kenley Jansen
    Aroldis Chapman
    Scott Oberg
    Edwin Diaz
    Scherzer on the DL

    HELP!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose them both for May and Heaney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boyd for May, then…Meh, stream

  8. BH says:
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    Cather Questions (sorry)

    Have Mejia while waiting for Contreras to return.

    1. Is Contreras worth holding on to? I can stash a guy like Dahl on my IL instead of Contreras.
    2. Garver is available. Pick up Garver or keep Mejia?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Dahl for me
      2. Both fine options but I’m on the Mejia wagon

      No problem!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Don’t think any of them are worth holding

      2. Agree with DT

  9. Doc Samson says:
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    I read somewhere that a so-called fantasy expert claimed that the ball is not juiced. I belive he also said that the phone company killed JFK, so there you have it.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Guy I work with claims everyone is just back on steroids ha

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Bahahaha, who are these people, Alex Jones? *facepalm*

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          How did you know I work with Alex Jones?

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            elementary my dear Watson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phone company runs the world, the world killed JFK, it checks out

  10. Five-on-One says:
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    Let’s start with the closer questions:

    1) Is Hader pulled from the role? If so, who takes his place? Peralta? Jeffress? Albers?

    2) Is Doolittle done in Washington, or was yesterday just a night off?

    3) Please Rank: Giles (am-I-injured-or-am-I-OK), Workman (does he have the job), Strop (will Kimbrell come back and be OK), Hudson (see #2, above) and whoever your answer to question 1 is.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. My guess is Hader to the IL and Albers fills in
      2. I think Doolittle has a little more leash but could be wrong
      3. Giles, Workman, Strop, Albers, Hudson

      • Five-on-One says:
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        Thanks, DT. Where does Jarlin the Marlin fit in on the list in number 3?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Yep #3 for me. No problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Albers, but who knows

      2. Off night

      3. Agree with DT

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    Would you drop L.Gurriel and Mercado for B.Lowe and Buxton? Do you think they come back soon?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d swap Gurriel out for Buxton. Mercado’s been cold but I’d still hold him over Lowe since he’s playing…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    grreat write up .

    Almost every week i start wheeler and clevinger they dissappiont…..

    quintana may have had all the K’s but ultimatley the line was about equal to Vargas 6IP 5h 2 er. Quintana’s numbers look good but he seems like a few pitches from getting smoked every outing . In my opinion it won’t last

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Wheeler yes but Clevinger’s been pretty great for the last 6 weeks…minus yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, I know, so frustrating on Wheeler… Agree with DT on Clevinger, he’s been okay

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Rojas. Isan is in Coors later this week though, so tempting short term…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  13. uncle ernie says:
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    In a keeper league I was offer either my $5 Acuna for his $10 Bregman and $11 Story or my $5 Acuna for his $25 Yelich and $10 Bergman Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Fun trades. Lean toward Yelich deal but they’re both solid.

      Wouldn’t hurt to explore whether you can throw in a second piece and get all three of those bats from the guy…

    • Coolwhip

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      Agree with DT, Yelich deal sounds nice and would do but I’d try to get all 3 from him with Acuna and a lesser player, seems like he’s willing to pay with the blood of his firstborn.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As others said

  14. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Any changes jump out at ya?

    14-team OBP 5×5 weekly roto

    3 OF spots left (currently Aquino and Tauchman)
    1 U spot – currently Maybin

    (Cain and Inciarte on the bench)

    1 MI spot – currently Berti (B.Dozier on the bench)

    Available

    OF

    Teoscar
    Travis
    Margot
    Canha

    MI

    Ahmed
    Odor
    Profar
    Drury
    Pinder
    Peterson
    Mercer
    Edman

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Dozier for Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should stream Dozier for MIs visiting Coors

  15. Richard says:
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    NL only league
    Both Dozier and Galvis are free agents
    Have Sandoval with his wonky elbow
    Drop him for either of the above?
    Which is preferable?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    1) ROS how are you ranking Civale, Matz, Lucchesi?
    2) Jarlin Garcia or Hudson?

    Thanks !

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Lucchesi, Matz, Civale for me but all pretty close and streamers in shallow leagues
      2) Jarlin for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agree with DT

      2. Hudson

  17. bigbear says:
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    12 team H2H league (keep 3): I’ve been holding both Greene and Melancon. My team has no real pressing needs (Tildaddy/Belly have broad shoulders). I’m basically just gearing up for the playoffs. But I’ve been going with no bench bat after trading for SPs and SAGNOF CLs. And I don’t have a real streamer spot at the moment either.
    1. Hold on Greene? Nah.
    2. Drop/Grab a bench bat? Laureano stash, Teoscar, JD Davis, Tapia, Happ, Kingery
    3. Drop/Grab a CL? Pagan, Law, Leclerc, Lugo, Jimenez
    * Currently carrying Yates, Bradley, Hendriks, Greene, Melancon – main competitors have 0-3 CLs.
    4. Drop/Open up a streamer spot? Matz, VV, Canning, Lamet, Heaney, Manaea types…
    * Currently have 8 SP (Giolito, Pax, Flaherty, Marquez, Castillo, May, Miley, Bieber, IL Snell/Cueto)- main competitor has 12 SPs, others have 8-9.
    5. Drop/Grab SP lottery ticket? Luzardo, Carrasco.
    6. Drop both (Greene/Melancon) for which two options above?

    Boyd – yep. I traded Hoskins for Boyd a few weeks back. Basically trading from depth for a “solid” SP. Blech… Not that Hoskins has been lighting the world on fire, but me wishing I would have done better is an understatement.

    • bigbear says:
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      Just finished listening to the podcast – I’m a Yordan man IRL. He’s a must watch hitter. But Soto is a complete package.

      Sounds like you’re holding Greene to some degree too.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d ditch Greene and Melancon for Lamet and Heaney. I don’t usually carry bench bats in H2H, rather have the arms…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I *had* Greene, unfortunately

      Agree with DT

      I’d try Lamet and Matz

      • bigbear says:
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        Thanks gents! I like the idea of going with two extra SP slots.

    • sportivetricks says:
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      Wanna know why Hoskins is batting under .200 in the last month??? Because that’s how long ago I traded away my other 1B and have been stuck starting him.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ouch

        • sportivetricks says:
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          Such are the whims of the FBB Gods. Looks like Wilmer and/or Walker will be taking up my streaming slot so long as they are in Coors . . .

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

            Lurves!

  18. krazyivan says:
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    Fantasy league layoffs start in my H2H in about a week and a half. I have Dahl and Carrasco using up my two DL spots. Cut any for any of these?:

    Pineda
    Brandon Lowe
    Byron Buxton

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Carrasco probably won’t be back in time to contribute for you. I’d try Pineda over him…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Which side would you take in roto:

    Blackmon/Vogelbach
    Or
    J.Bell/B.Reynolds

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Take the Charlie Daniels side

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Blackmon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Bell/Reynolds

  20. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Wow Kaplar is on the Caltadi Show….Cataldi flat out asks him if Charlie manual’s hiring as hitting coach l is just the first step toward his (kaplar’s) “removal as manager”……..kapliar reponds with a generic Charlie is hte most beloved Philly manager ever etc…… Cataldi follows up with a quote from Kaplar when he was a fox analyst call for Manual’s firing ” for the good the fans, the players, baseball and humanity or something like that……this town is brutal

    have to say Kaplar handles the questions well took it right in stride

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      bahahaha… i think i just witnessed a cold-blooded murder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, Philly is brutal, love it

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        I hope Kaplaer was close to a burn unit

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  21. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Rhys appears helpless — and worsens every day. How much longer before I concede he is no longer salvageable this year?
    – In a 10-team league with numerous available bats (Kyle Seager; Kipnis; Ender; Sogard; etc)
    – In a 14-team league (with a 1B need) and limited available: Canho; Vogelbach; Osuna (Pit)?

    Note. I will be in playoffs so not near-term desperate. But want to respond if opportunity comes up.

    • Cram It says:
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      Rhys over all of those guys

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      Which league are you in let me know if you are dropping hoskins……he still has a lot ot give

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        I asked more as a generic question – does Rhys deserve being rostered in a 10-team league (I’m not sure) and in a 14-team league (I assumed YES).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d own him in both

  22. Five-on-One says:
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    Catcher question:

    2-catcher league (12-tem, 5×5) . Best options while Contreras heals:
    Weiters, Jansen, Swihart, Hicks

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Jansen, Hicks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    As a Phillies fan I genuinely gasped and had to drop everything to google at your mere mention of Dom Brown.

    He’s got to be pretty high up on the list of guys who managed decent careers out of nothing but prospect upside right? 6 seasons in the bigs based on little more than upside and one hot month where he hit approximately 36,000 homeruns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SO? What did you Googling show? Where is he?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I gotta grab Dom in my Mexican fantasy league!

      • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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        Playing baseball in Mexico. Good for him. Keep swinging . . . as far away from Philadelphia as possible.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dom keeping hope alive!

  24. Carlos says:
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    GREY!

    Another (hopefully) successful season almost in the books. K. Seager or JD Davis for a hot schmo bat for the next month/playoff run? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  25. FantasyLand says:
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    Hudson or Bass for saves?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bass for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d try Hudson, but could be Bass

  26. Alex says:
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    Mercado hasn’t been getting it done lately. I’m especially needing steals in the playoffs (3 weeks away). Should I stick with Mercado or add Inciarte?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Inciarte but a lot can change in 3 weeks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. Turd Wendell says:
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    Grey, I’ve read your columns for many years. I enjoy your wit and sage advice. I have a problem. What the hell are you doing with Ted? Why are you using a machine to throw a tennis ball? Getting Tommy John? I don’t blame Ted one bit for high-tailing out of the public eye.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Ted agrees with you, apparently!

  28. Keeks says:
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    Lineup has lost a ton of its mojo since Gallo, Voit, Dahl, & Gurriel JR have hit the IL.

    Would you continue to hold onto Eloy in an OBP/SLG league over schmotatos like Kyle Seager or Teoscar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  29. Mike says:
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    Rest of season in a 5×5 league: Kyle Seager or Wil Myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  30. FrankGrimes says:
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    Haha K-ciñera

    • Five-on-One says:
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      Agree with Frank.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe, good ol’ Rudy

  31. Wax says:
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    Another Mehburger for Wood last night. Looking forward he has STL at home on Sunday. I know its early, but who would you stream out of these names for next week? Here are the guys I currently own

    Wood vs STL (this weekend), @ PIT (next week)
    ReyLo @ MIN (next week)
    Luchessi @ PHI (this weekend), vs BOS (next week)

    Would you drop any of these 3 above for the following

    Turnbull vs SEA (this week), @ HOU & maybe @ MIN (next week)
    Mitch Keller vs CHC (this weekend), vs CIN (next week)
    Payano vs LAA & @ CWS (next week)
    Means vs KC & vs TB (next week)
    Joe Ross @ PIT & @ CHC (next week)
    Smelter vs CWS & maybe vs DET (next week)

    • Wax says:
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      Or Kolby Allard who pitches today @ TOR, and vs LAA & @ CWS (next week)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those top streamers are terrible

      Keller, Smeltzer, Wood, I guess, none are great

      • Wax says:
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        So you think it’s finally time do cut bait with Luchessi then? This is a H2H points league by the way. Not sure if that changes your thinking or not.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not saying that, I’m simply saying those matchups are not good for him

          • Wax says:
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            Gotcha, so out of ReyLo, Keller, Smelter, Wood, and I’m now including Lamet (who is @ Philly this weekend and vs Bos next week), which 2 matchups do you like the best?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wood, Smeltzer

  32. Jax says:
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    Carson Kelly or Le Terminator ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terminator

  33. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    McKay’s next two opponents line up to be SEA and @BAL…some serious powder puffs there. I’m going to hold where I have him and see how those two go before cutting loose. Wish TB would let him hit once and awhile.

    • Cram It says:
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      That’s my sitch with Ed-Rod. He’ll either suck @BAL and I will finally drop him, or he’ll be great @BAL, then I’ll hold for @SD and he’ll suck then!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with you and Cram… Easy matchups, I am not convinced he’ll make them look easy

  34. Scott says:
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    Daniel Hudson or Wade Davis better bet for saves over rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hudson

  35. Five-on-One says:
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    Is Domingo done? Trying to play through the injury does not seem to be working for him. Replace with any of these guys:

    Dyson
    Grichuk
    I. Diaz
    Teoscar
    VanMeter
    Adams

    • Five-on-One says:
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      Grichuk is gone…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to drop Domingo last Friday…

      Depends on needs, I’d try either Teoscar or Diaz in Coors if you can cycle thru guys

  36. bondo says:
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    SAGNOF, but choose your favorite 4

    Rogers
    Neris
    CMART
    Workman
    Bradley
    Giles
    Jimenez
    Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers
      Neris
      CMART
      Bradley

  37. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Need to drop 1: Maybin, Inciarte, Ian Happ, or Santander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  38. Wom says:
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    Here’s the squad in my Roto league. I have a stranglehold on first place right now, but would like to takeover the Runs category where I’m currently in one spot below the top guy ($50 bonus if I win this category)

    Le Terminator, Belly, Hiura, Baez, Bichette, Bogaerts, Yelich, Air Yordan, Tauchman, JD Davis, DeJong, Urshela, Dannys Antana

    Would you add any of these guys over the following in order to maximize run production?

    Mazara
    Brian Anderson
    Brian Reynolds
    Goodrum
    Gardner
    Willie Calhoun
    Maybin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds over Antana

  39. Justin Ralph says:
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    Who would replace Hader in your opinion?

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      Also wondering how you feel about Heaney ROS? Drop Lucchesi for him?

      • Cram It says:
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        I don’t think you can have a ROS approach with Heaney. I’m starting against CWS then taking it from there.

        • Justin Ralph says:
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          I understand but its a league with a 50 move limit and I’m at 31.

          • Cram It says:
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            Oh, I’d def hold Lucchesi then.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one good, prolly Albers

      I’d want Lucchesi

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks Cram and Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    So it seems like Clint Hurdle needs to give Josh Bell 2 days off once a month… cus damn. when hes hot, he’s hot AF. Also could have something to do with facing Angels pitchers LOL (i’m crying on the inside).

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      btw… i’ve had 3 save opps between Hand and Workman so far this week, and they’ve blown all 3… WTAF… if i lose saves this week by 1 I will lose my shit, haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, right….

      Hand, Hader and Workman have been killer – Have great starts ruined

  41. Brett Warren says:
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    In finals with $1100 on the line. Sources vary as to McKay’s next start. Anyone here know if that’s Sunday or Monday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can check SON, but I don’t know, my guess is Monday

  42. Dodger Blues says:
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    I’m shocked the Indians haven’t dropped Mercado from the 2 hole in the order. He’s barely breathing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s fallen apart

  43. Big Ticket says:
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    Are you starting Happ vs BAL, Archer @ LAA, or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  44. James Bolger says:
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    I am holding McKay as a streamer. Should I continue to hold in anticipation of a favorable start vs DET on 8/18 (SON $29.30) or switch to:
    *Lamet on 8/17 @ PHI (SON $6.50) or
    *Marquez on 8/16 vs MIA (SON $22.40)
    Any other thoughts would be appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German

  45. Brett Warren says:
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    Any confirmation if McKay is getting a 2nd start vs. DET on Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea, I’d guess Monday

  46. William Hung says:
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    anyone else notice that RW MLB player news link goes to the NFL player news?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? That’s odd

      • William Hung says:
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        Am I crazy for thinking of swapping out ya boy Kingery for Berti? I’m hoping the Marlins and Berti go all Adalberto/Merrifield of late 2018 and let him run 100% of the time he’s on base as we close out the season – when I owned both those guys last year, I loved just knowing I was getting 10 sBs a week during the playoffs from those 2

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I could see it in a shallow league

  47. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Do you like any of these guys over Scott Kingery or Brian Anderson ROS? 10 team h2h standard 5×5 categories

    Oscar Mercado
    Franmil Reyes
    Brett Gardner
    Josh Rojas
    Teoscar Hernandez
    Jarrod Dyson
    Kyle Schwarber

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really ROS? Reyes, Kingery

  48. Justin Ralph says:
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    How are you feeling about Lamet and Reynaldo Lopez? Ken Giles is available and I could use a closer. Yarborough is also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamet, Yarbrough, Giles, that order, but if you really need saves then you have go Giles

  49. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    need a 2b. Goodrum, Marwin, Sogard, McMahon, Newman, Demeritte, Kipnis, Fletcher are available options. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McMahon, Demeritte

  50. ryanoger says:
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    Franmil needs to be owned in a 10 team right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • William Hung says:
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        I’m tempted as well but I just don’t know where I’d play him: currently rocking an OF of Betts, Benintendi, and Alvarez with Story in my UTIL spot

        Do I dare drop Beni for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  51. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Franmil a must add if I can make the room?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  52. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey,

    10 Team 5×5 Category Keeper League

    ROS Catcher? W. Ramos (hot lately), L Terminator (Cold lately) or C. Kelly (doesn’t play everyday)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

      • Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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        Thanks. Grabbed him in hopes that would be your answer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. waffles says:
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    sup grey

    I need to sit one of Ohtani (Archer) Kepler/E Rosario (G Gonzales) or Aquino (Strasburg) tonight. who’s the son of a bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  54. Doe says:
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    Choose two in a H2H points league

    Dannys Antana
    Eloy
    Franmil
    Gardner
    Ender
    Smoak
    Piscotty
    Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy
      Franmil

  55. happo says:
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    Better stream for Tomorrow

    Smelter @ Tex
    ReyLo @ LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, Smeltzer

  56. FMFBL says:
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    is it still worth it to hang tight on gallo?
    Options on the wire include Kyle Seager/santander/upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, try Seager

  57. Dodger Blues says:
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    The fact that it’s taking scherzer this long to come back from this back issue makes me real concerned for next year and beyond. Bad back for an aging power pitcher? If I owned him in a keeper league I’d be looking to sell him for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s concerning, I wouldn’t touch him

  58. batflix says:
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    start tomorrow

    I.Happ vs. Darvish
    or
    Kingery vs. Smyly

    ?

    • batflix says:
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      uh I got those backwards hah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  59. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Bieber’s start against the Red Sox is giving streamonator a raging semi. I wish I was as sanguine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was I was just sanguine

  60. sportivetricks says:
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    Yo yo yo.

    Can I get an ROS on Fiers, Maeda, and Lucchesi?’

    Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

      Lurves

  61. Philip says:
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    Grey, I just took over a mediocre team in a 20 team keeper with forever keepers. The majority of the talent is pooled on four or five rosters, so this is a rough situation. I have no real hope of improving with the current roster, so I’m reimagining and shooting for contention in 2022.

    Three questions:

    1. I just traded Will Smith (SF) for Brandon Lowe. Did I do well? I figure the bullpen is not a priority at this time.

    My starting pitching is as follows: Flaherty, Hendricks, Woodruff (dl), Lucchesi, Miley, Freeland, Ross, Hill (dl), Sheffield, Honeywell, Gilbert, Grayson Rodriguez, Jordan Balazovich.

    2. If you had to dump three, which three? I still need to field a rotation.
    3. Should I trade Miley for something mildly shiny, or ride him for a couple more years?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, sounds ok

      2. Ross, Honeywell, Hill

      3. Sure

  62. Drew says:
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    Newman or Arraez to replace McNeil in OPS league?

    • Drew says:
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      Or Rojas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Rojas for a few

  63. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Grey! Wassup!
    Hoskins is turning into an ice cube on my bench and him and Conforto are my only bench bats in lineup rotation. Tapia looks like a juicy stream for 3-4 games in Coors against Robbie Ray today (2/6 1 HR) and 3 righty miami pitchers the following days (Alcantara Noesi Yamamoto), but also want Pagan who’s burning a hole on the waiver.

    a) Drop Brett Anderson or Ed Rod to pick up Tapia?
    I really like what Anderson has been putting together. He’s a QS machine and so similar to the way Fiers is pitching right now as in terrible peripherals but gets the job done and I’ve wanted him off the waivers for a while as a quality innings eater. But he has the ‘Stros coming up and Ed Rod has the O’s. Could start Tapia (v. Ray 2/6 with a HR) over Conforto (v. Keuchel never faced) today.

    b) Drop Gonzales or Quantrill for Pagan tmw? Leaning Quantrill due to possible inning limit down the stretch?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      If it helps the pitching roto is Nola Ray Gallen Stro C. Smith Marquez May Gonzales Anderson Quantrill Ed Rod C Mart Iglesias Kluber DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. EdRod

      B. Marco? Get rid of him

  64. Paul says:
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    So real question here not rhetorical.

    But what is the benefit of waiting for Kyle Tucker to come up in September when the rosters expand vs right now. I know the Astros lineup is stack but reddick plays every day and after the all star break is hitting .200 with 0HR and 0SB

    So why not call up Tucker too? I’m assuming he comes up to start next season so it shouldn’t be service time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t bet Tucker starts year with them next year

  65. Silent Heat says:
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    I imagine the parlay odds on Urshela/Reynolds winning batting titles.

    Speaking of which, is Urshela for reals? Can’t decide whether to keep him or trade him in a dynasty league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want some of those parlay odds!

      Urshela appears to be way over his head

  66. Thundergunn says:
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    Manea worth DL stashing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  67. knucks says:
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    Is there already a term for a player that has had no business being owned for months, but when you rush to the wire to add said player you find he is rostered on some dead team that hasn’t made a move since May?

    Infuriating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, there should be, but I’m not sure we have one

  68. 183414 says:
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    Please rank Tauchman, JD Davis, Urshela r.o.s.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urshela, JD

  69. Steve says:
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    Short term McNeil replacement: Teoscar, Demeritte or stash K Tucker or Kieboom and pray for a callup?

    Have you lost faith in Alvarado? Pagan looks like he doesn’t plan to give up the closer gig…

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis, Teoscar

      Alvarado is not worth owning

  70. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    If something is ever deserving of a Grey cackle, it’s Urshela batting 3rd in a Yankees lineup. Chapter 2,473 in the book titled – 2019: Tripping Balls and Juiced Balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And gonna win the AL batting title!

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Which brings me to my next point, I feel like we’ve been transcendentally trolled by the baseball gods (or mlb black ops) in this crazy magnificent juiced ball season, we’ve been robbed of Stanton, Judge, and Gallo getting a good crack at breaking the single-season HR record. We could of had a 2nd HR race!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So true! Juiced balls and the three biggest power hitters are not even a part of it

  71. Ty Inez says:
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    Yup, I have Wheeler too…and Boyd ….and the guy who could have corrected some of the bad ratios(( Cole)) got pulled in warm ups FML! The second I get into first place all this shit happens. Did I mention I have Nelson Cruz, Pham and Peralta. Team Switzerland . Sorry, had to vent. Carry on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I hear ya

  72. CP says:
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    grisham or tapia to replace mcneil?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      For me, Tapia cuz Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grisham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, 2nd thought Tapia

  73. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Stream Smeltzer @ TEX or Turnbull vs. SEA or neither in a 12er?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Smeltzer

  74. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I have two DL slots and now McNeil is ready to join Mondesi and Kluber. Kluber is a no-brainer (he’s high upside and likely back in 2 weeks). Should I cut Mondesi?. My pickup would be Ian Happ (or Kyle Seager; Ender; Sano; or Pollock)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Mondesi

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Who’s the best pick-up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try Happ, might be shortlived tho

  75. Cohen says:
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    Tapia or Alex Dickerson just activated?

    • Cohen says:
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      Also Demeritte or Alex Dickerson?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sean Manaea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  76. Thomas Petrone says:
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    Lane Thomas worth a grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if the league is deep

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      nope

  77. Let's Play Two says:
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    Catchers swap…I dropped Garver for Will Smith. Smith looks like he’ll get more AB’s rest of the way than Garver who only plays 1 or 2 games at a time before the Twins platoon him for a game or two.

    Will I regret the swap or was it a good move or wash to pick up Smith instead?

    • Grey

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      Seems fine

    • Steve Anus says:
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      also fresh prince has been doing far better than garver, and the playing time is and probably will be better.

  78. Steve Anus says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added. have thaiss, drop for dixon (recently dropped)? or any of these: s.travis (playing time issues though), rowdy (presume he’ll have playing time issues with smoak),

    2. same league specs but NL only. somebody dropped i.diaz for rojas (i couldn’t add while waiting for legs mcneil to get DL, but now i have an opening). add diaz or any of these till kike is back: camargo (i had him before dropped for berti, he doesn’t play everyday nor has he done anything this year), barnhart (would double as CI/C backup to molina/fatt adams), r.martin (same as barnhart, has 3B instead of 1B), parra, naylor (plays a lot except the last 2 days),

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

      2. Rojas

      • Steve Anus says:
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        rojas got added by somebody else this morning before mcneil got his DL. diaz just got dropped, plus all those others out there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Isan in Coors

  79. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    As predicted… Sano HR.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Now time for a string of 0-fers. Still love this guy

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        I commented to Grey when i picked up Sano a couple weeks ago he’s insanely good against lefties away from Target. Gotta love the splits tool

        • Coolwhip

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          yeah i pointed that out too yesterday… next one is saturday vs Minor @TEX (if i remember correctly) yummmm

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I wish I still had him, stupid chronic rosterbation

          • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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            Oh good call Cdubs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course!

  80. JP says:
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    Which 2 OF’s from this group:

    Pham, Tauchman, W. Calhoun, Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham, Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not good

  81. Gregg Jeffries, Future Star says:
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    Christian Vazquez
    Will Smith
    Mitch Garver

    Which one ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  82. Chad Bowling says:
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    Own Kyle Seager over K. Calhoun or J. Rojas in a UTIL spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d try Rojas for a few

      • Chad Bowling says:
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        Would you drop Schafer for D. Hudson or Cashner to speculate saves?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hudson

  83. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Hope your summer is going well. With the trade deadline in my league coming up looking to move guys for picks

    12 team keep 7 (k/9 and ops along with reg cats)

    Which 2 of these would you not keep

    Lindor
    Soto
    V Robles
    Hoskins
    Bichette
    E Rosario
    M Chapman
    Ohtani – p
    Bauer – p

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope your summer is going well, too. So formal!

      Robles, Chapman

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Ha ha…I forgot to try and sell you something

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Ha ha…I forgot to try and sell you something

  84. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Robles or Tauchman? I have Tauchman — I assume it is Robles and worth a high waiver claim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, why? What has Robles done recently?

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Roble’s been playing a little better recently, he steals (17 YTD); and he has history making him well regarded. Tauchman has little pre-2019 pedigree and I suspect him (and the other Yankee irregulars) will start reverting to their expected mean.

        My feeling has been that he’s not worth a waiver claim but would perform better over the next few weeks.

        And as a side note, this helps me rid my team of Yankees (I also have DJ and Urshela).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, if you need steals, go for it

          • Norman Ginsberg says:
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            Also I don’t understand the Trade Analyzer (but I assumed it uses some of the YTD data but applies a regression factor). I don’t trust it much (since I obviously don’t understand it) but it shows Tauchman with extreme negative (!) value.

            • Grey

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              Bc he’s a career minor leaguer until this year with no value

  85. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Holy Trevor Bauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was fun

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        *Two eyes wide open emoji*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Effin killing me

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Did you start Beede as well? Good times.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s all coming up roses!

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                Still early?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  #stillearly

                  • Stephen Lyon says:
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                    And now Lugo! *Crying emoji*

                    • Stephen Lyon says:
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                      Robles dominant by comparison!

    • Steve says:
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      He’s clearly trying to get traded…wow

  86. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Regardless of how he ends the season, is Eloy a no-doubt keeper as a 7th rounder in a 15 team roto?

    I say yes, my friend say no – what do Grey say?

    That was a Haiku.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’m with you, that rhymes with Haiku

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        And now there are two.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

  87. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Urias is heating up. Drop Ahmed for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  88. CatcherQuestion says:
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    3, 2, 1…Is Travis D’Arnaud’s hot streak over? He was gunning there for a minute. I like his C & 1B eligibility but I also have Omar Narvaez. Thinking of dropping D’Arnaud for Mitch Garver in a 12 team H2H redraft points league. Who do you think will be better for the next 3-4 weeks? Would have 2 catchers but I also have the UTIL spot I could use one in if the matchup is juicy. Sorry if this question has already been asked but haven’t been able to scroll through and read them all (some are novels). Appreciate it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, go with Garver — lose Narvaez and Travis

      • CatcherQuestion says:
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        Throw Mejia into the mix por favor – you like Garver over Mejia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Garver

  89. Gotime says:
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    Wheeler Strasberg Bradley in less than 24 hours, just stahp already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Killing me

  90. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Time to dump Hamels? Tonite was a really good imitation of Marquez in Colorado.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if there’s better options

  91. The Other JC says:
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    Well, I looked hard at Lopez at LAA but was then surprised to see Heaney’s bot projection. Wow, is that a typo? Decimal point in the right place? Ok, turning away from my instincts to the bot world.
    #TrustTheBot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  92. bobbo says:
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    Semi finals. Decent lead in pitching stats but sort of need the potential stats so I’m willing to gamble a little. That being said, would you even consider starting either Teheran vs NYM and Fiers vs HOU?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • bobbo says:
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        So drop Fiers or Teheran to stream $17.4 Porcello vs BAL or hold and sit? Guy scares the crap out of me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  93. krazyivan says:
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    ReyLo or Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Heaney, I guess, but ReyLo has been better, depends on matchups really

  94. William Hung says:
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    I <3 JD Davis

  95. Sam says:
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    What do you think about carrasco and glasnow coming back? I’m rostering luccessi and McKay and chirinos, any worth dropping to pick either up?

  96. William Hung says:
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    If Melancon comes into the game tonight, then Snitker has learned nothing about load management

  97. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    14 teamer with OBP over AVG, hits, total bases and OPS added.
    C DTD arnaud
    1B goldy
    2B vanmeter (LF/3B)
    SS treat
    3B jd davis (LF)
    MI semien
    CI jelly donut
    LF brantley
    CF kingery (3B/SS)
    RF puig
    OF franmil (RF)
    util (1) otani
    BN, mckay (have the pitcher too), kiermaier (now being benched 3 out of 4 including today against righty), kipnis (cooled off finally)
    DL: stanton (LF/RF), andujar (was a keeper, probably not now, we have 8 DL’s), chavis (1-3B)

    drop kiermaier for any of: berti (2B/SS/3B/CF), happ (3B/CF/RF), maybin (all OF), mercado (CF/LF). with vanmeter playing most of the time i might have enough steals, i do win steals most weeks, but am weak in OBP/total bases.

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