America’s greatest Indian was Sitting Bull. Maybe Pocahontas. Possibly Bob Feller. I’d accept Apu even. But on the list of great Indians, Jose Ramirez and the service he provided this year does not go unnoticed because I am here noticing it. First, he did awful to make me look like a genius for telling you to avoid him in drafts, then he did well after I told you to buy him in June. Jo-Ram did what others thought impossible:  made me look brilliant. Stop throwing roses at my feet, I’m allergic. Now, Jo-Ram’s gone for the year with a hamate bone injury. If he’s anything like Matt Olson, he’ll return in October and hit 35 homers in ten games. Glory be. He’s droppable in redraft leagues though, and Yu Chang will replace him. He was David Bowie’s favorite player. Time may Chang Yu, but Yu can’t Chang time. Prospect Mike just gave you a Yu Chang fantasy, and I didn’t run out to grab him, but, in deep enough leagues, I could see it. Prospect Mike did mention Aristides Aquino in relation to Chang, and I had to Chang my underwear. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 31st and 32nd homer, and three homers in last two games. It’s not rare, it’s well-done, that $54 Vending Machine Steak.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 36th homer. Gonna blow your mind right now but Soler is the sun and the sun is a star. Can’t argue with that.

Ryan O’Hearn – 2-for-3, 3 runs, and two HRs (8, 9). Indians tied up the game with some $54 VMS theatrics, but then a cricket player–excuse me, a players’ weekend white jersey labeled rut-R.O.H. solved that mystery.

Ian Kennedy – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.75. Kennedy ended up the escape goat like it was LBJ giving him credit for the space program.

Jhoulys Chacin – Designated for assignment, i.e., Jhoulys is not retractable.

David Peralta – Hit the IL with AC inflammation. Ugh, the worse is when your AC only blows hot air.

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Having a hard time getting my security deposit back on my place, my mom’s being a real jerk.”

Christian Walker – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .264. As a less-than-proud owner of Walker, I can tell you he’s hasn’t been hot recently. Mansplainingly, I’m not sure he’s been hot since May.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-5 and his 29th homer, and has 101 RBIs (ha!). Escobar usually needs a bit more than Miller to get him the high life, but you take what you can get.

Trevor Bauer – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.34. Alexa, please play me the saddest songs in the world.  “Grey, here is Sade’s Smoothest Operator.”  Alexa, I hate you!  Speaking of hate, Trevor Bauer said something earlier this year to the effect that he has less talent than the average major league pitcher. I am starting to believe him.

Josh VanMeter – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (6), hitting .286, and in the leadoff spot, though that seems more tenuous. Depends which way the David Bell tolls.

Kevin Newman – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 12th and 13th steal, hitting .302. Hello, Newman! He hadn’t done much coming into this game, but four-hit games tend to spark a schmotato run.

Addison Russell – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, and his first decent game since he was recalled about a week ago and he doesn’t even start every game. His POS eligibility is good if you have a category for a POS.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer, hitting .225. Schwarber is going to make some team a very productive DH for many, many years, or until he’s 30 years old and falls off a cliff.

Anthony Rendon – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, hitting .329. All bad takes about Anthony have been Rendon’d obsolete.

Victor Robles – 1-for-6, 1 run and his 22nd and 23rd steal, as he hits 2nd. Hopefully, he falls below 20 HRs and 30 SBs, because that might boost up his 2020 ADP. Seriously, for whatever reason, people get inordinately more excited for a guy who hits 20 HRs vs. 19 or steals 30 vs. 29.

Manny Machado – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .266.  “If you want that train to run on time, I wouldn’t dump Machado’s body in the cement foundation–WAIT! Machado just moved!” This was his 1st home run in August, and was hitting .203 in the month. Lowercase yay!

Joey Lucchesi – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.11. I have no problem starting Joey Lucchesi of the Penne Vodka Crime Family in any league when he’s home. It’s dem away games, Brosef.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4 and his 31st homer.  Just Dong because anything else would be uncivilized.

Mark Canha – 2-for-4 and his 21st and 22nd homer, and his 5th homer in the last eight games, hitting over-.400 in the last week and is the hottest schmotato in the schmotato land.

Pablo Sandoval – Will have Tommy John surgery.  Sandoval’s the first known case to damage his elbow by moving a fork from plate to mouth.

Logan Webb – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.66. That was a fun stream. *lies down in gutter of an 8-year-old’s bowling birthday party*

John Means – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.61. Imagine wanting German Marquez on your team, mean’s while Means is wilin’ out with a productive fantasy #3 season.

Anthony Santander – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .286. Anthony Santander be enough for Pamela Anderson Lee, because he big pimpin’. Also, a five-hit game goes a long way to a hot schmotato run, even if he didn’t do much in the last week.

Pablo Lopez – Will return to the Marlins’ rotation on Tuesday. If you’re relying on a guy returning from a shoulder injury, you have bigger grapes in your pants than marbles in your head.

Elieser Hernandez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners (zero walks), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.97. I do love me some Marlins starters, even if the results have been a little iffy. By the way, Elieser sounds like what my grandfather calls Ellen DeGeneres.  I hear Donkey Teeth likes Elieser too, possibly for same reason.

Ryne Stanek – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save, ERA at 4.00, and the Marlins 1st save since Sergio Romo left over a month ago. For those of you who have “1st sentence in a blurb blindness,” the Marlins had one save in the entire month of August. Do you really want to chase saves here?

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer. Classic Reverse Jinx Sell. You’re welcome, Hoskins owners.

Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.50. Eflin was a Streamonator call from Friday’s Buy column. So, natch and natch or simply s’natch.

Dakota Hudson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Gonna put on a beige jacket, throw on I Am Sam on the TV and act like Sean Penn in that iconic movie, because I am fanning Dakota. See Means’s blurb for similar feelings:  Holding Marquez like he’s the meow’s cat, and Dakota Hudson out here acting like a number two.

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .218. Here’s a not-so-fun fact for Carpenter owners. He has 35 RBIs. One less RBI than Aaron Hicks, who has 120 less ABs than Carpenter.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 33rd homer. I’ve managed to isolate the double helix DNA strand that makes me keep buying Rockies pitchers. Now to share it with the world, but first I’ll put it by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Marco Gonzales – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 hits, 2 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.17. He has 14 wins. If you’re thinking to yourself, “Geez, handsome stranger, that seems like a lot of wins.” Yes, Marco Gonzales has an outside chance of leading the major leagues in Wins. That would be hee-larious.

Tony Gonsolin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.74. Janice Rossi in 2R is not the only whore. I’m a whore for Dodgers starters. Streamonator doesn’t love Gonsolin’s next start, but I could see it, as long as he makes it.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.76. Sell! Kidding. (But not really.) If only trade deadlines didn’t pass already. Kidding. (Still not really kidding.)

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 22nd homer. Yankees and Dodgers both hit leadoff homers (Joc Pederson hit his 26th homer). Elias Sports Bureau said it stopped keeping home run records this year, so who knows if that’s happened before.

Domingo German – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.03. Since you’re likely wondering from the Gonzales blurb, Domingo German is leading the majors in wins. Yup, wins are dumb.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer. When I drafted Judge, I pictured I’d get 16 homers from him. Dot dot dot. In April.

Edwin DiazMets said Diaz doesn’t need an IL stint for his trapezius. Mr. Read-Between-The-Lines says, “He sucks and they don’t know what to do with him.” Mr. Read-Between-The-Lines doesn’t mince words.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.46. I wanna go back to doing I Am Sam line readings like Sean Penn and fanning Dakota, instead I’m over here with Wheeler.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.06. Give me Matz at home and lose Matz in away games in the trade war with Gina.

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.78. Dallas Keuchel went into NY and it was an easy off-the-shoulder wrap for DKNY. (What, gotta work some blurbs for the ladies too.)

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 31st and 32nd homer, hitting .265. Balls are juiced up the wazoo when this knee-gimped guy is hitting that many homers. Won’t hear different; I have WebMD; I know everything.

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.47. Well, Snafu Boyd showed up again, allowing homers to Schoop and Cron. Can’t be successful like that Snafu.

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.53. Happy to say I streamed Perez yesterday, because the Tigers’ lineup looks as ill-advised as the Christmas special, The Island of Misfit Sex Toys.

Framber Valdez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.14. Sign me up for all the Framber Valdez 2020 sleeper posts. Pour them into my eyeballs! Then, when he’s bumped to the bullpen in late-March of 2020, I will accept your apology, authors of Framber Valdez 2020 sleeper posts. Any hoo!  If he gets another start, Streamonator likes it.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .304. Altuve’s the only player with a negative launch angle on his home runs, because he’s standing on a stepladder.

Andrelton Simmons – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. Andrelton is so extra (terrestrial).

Reynaldo Lopez – 5 IP, 0 hits, 2 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.08, but was forced from the game with dehydration. Before the game, he ate three fruit roll-ups and they sucked all the water out of his stomach. Don’t eat fruit roll-ups without medical supervision. Streamonator is positive for his next start, which seems bizzonkers to me, but there ya go.

Brock Burke – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.75, and now 1 ER in 12 major league IP. Burke is a top 10-ish prospect for the Rangers, which means he’s barely a #5 major league starter. He’s now thrown two straight solid games, and this is a fair time to point out that starters, who hitters aren’t familiar with, could be a place to get some sneaky streams in September. Is Burke actually good? No, not particularly.

Kolby Allard – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.64. Something positive from the Rangers that’s under the age of 34? That can’t be. Anchorman, “I don’t believe you.”

Rougned Odor – 0-for-4, hitting .195. Rangers said they’re giving Odor one more chance before benching him indefinitely. Visual Allusion Alert! A 5-year-old enrolls in a University of Phoenix class for woodworking. After taking six months for a one-month course, the now-6-year-old attempts to carve a round peg into a square peg, but cuts the block in half and it still doesn’t fit.

  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!

    Awesome report!

    a. Please refer to him by his proper / full name. Yu-Cheng Chang!! I can definitely see some play on words in his future if his owners ca$h in such as…Cha-chang! But, he will strike out a ton!

    b. Saw snippets of the Reds-Pirates game. The Reds’ defense is deplorable, to wit fly balls, in the park, not being caught – really bad. Both teams fighting NOT to be last in their division. Really bad teams, so tough for Bauer to get up for these games. He is getting lit up though! How many HRs has he surrendered since joining the Reds? A lot.

    c. Why would you stream Webb when his value was -21$ or something? That’s just wrong! Shruggy shrugs, sorry not judging just inquiring mind.

    d. On Diaz, he threw a 98-MPH fastball right down the middle and they were immediately out of the dugout. Their body language said ‘If that’s the best you got and you’re getting lit up then you’re going for a break.’

    e. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 26

    The Noose Hangs High, 1948

    Costello (Tommy Hinchcliffe): A mounted fish? What whoppers that guy tells! Did you ever see a mounted fish? Did you ever see a fish on a horse?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. You’re right, my bad!

      B. Yeah, so true

      C. It was an NL-Only league and sometimes ya just gotta

      D. Ha, well said

      E. Haha

      • Coolwhip

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        B. I rage dropped Bauer last night, he has to be freaking perfect to get a decent outing. He’s so bad right now. When the Reds acquire Freddy Galvis for a defensive upgrade at 2nd, its pretty telling. Either way, can’t take it anymore, Bauer just cost me first place, should have dropped that Schmuck following the trade, The Bat even predicted the move as bad for him and now i’m kicking myself. Streaming that spot now for remainder of season. Good riddance.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’d actually be a decent breakdown candidate to see what’s wrong

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            If I can get over the emotion of his douche-tastic failure, it is worth considering. HAHA. I got half a writeup on Cal Quantril waiting in the wings if he doesnt blowup vs LA this week hahaha. Also considering Bryan Reynolds who just keeps hitting (switchhitter with .350+ vs RHP). which btw, this week could be huge for him @PHI and 4 games @COL… yes please.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, those are good ones too! Whichever way you wanna go, I’m good with

        • galica says:
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          Coolwhip!

          Sorry, man. I did the reverse. I rage dropped Paxton thinking bright lights bother him and LA would certainly be bright but NOOOOO. So the guy in first picked him up off waivers and got his best start of the year! Anyway, there’s still lots of time. Keep streaming, something good will come up.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Coolwhip

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            LOL, I hear that. I got 1 more week until my league’s playoffs to get 1st back. Just really beside myself right now cus i’ve held 1st all season long to this point. Bauer might be my most hated professional athlete right now, lol.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, at least last year he was good!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m able to overlook a lot when someone is good

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                its my money league with my baseball peeps from college too! arghhhhhhh! Bauerrrrrrrrrr!!!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hahaha

  2. toolshed says:
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    Well Gibson got a win on saturday but gave up 4 earned runs and had a terrible whip. Are you using him again vs his start vs detroit again on Friday. Hes on the road this time. It seems like everyone pitches well vs Detroit except berrios and gibson. Ratios are important and may not be worth chasing the w for me. What do you think?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Start him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him in a 12-teamer, he sucks… I’lll be starting him in a deeper league, he still sucks

  3. toolshed says:
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    Is paddack even worth owning anymore? He looks like he has run out of gas. Not sure how many starts he has left but is he worth keeping around in a 12 team league until they shut him down? His once pristine era is now up to 3.84. 2nd half era about 6.2, 1.3 whip.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Tough to advise on managing a pitching staff this time of year, there’s a lot of variables to consider. I don’t think hes a must-own by any means, but I’d probably keep him for his two starts this week unless you have a tight innings limit.

    • Cram It says:
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      Start him for SF at least.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      hopefully this is dropping his price for next year *cries in a corner*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s droppable in general, but this week is decent matchups

  4. Crazy J says:
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    I see what Yu did there! Boyd must have his mind on Brigitte Nielsen instead of baseball?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  5. RotoSlayer says:
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    Still no love for my boy Bregman…thanks for the recap!

    • Cram It says:
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      He’s got love for Bregs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I ranked him higher than anyone in the preseason, thanks

  6. BigToeCrusher says:
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    Bringer of RAIN! Causing Grey much PAIN! Creating streams of tears like a cracked water MAIN. I don’t know where I’m going with this post. I’m on like 3 hours of sleep. I thought I could string together some rhymes and have something meaningful to say at the end of the post but now I’m thinking “what else rhymes with rain? Bane? Shane? Wayne? Cane? Vain? Is Zane a word?” No more knee talk please! I need this guy to finish strong! Unlike this post, which is ending abruptl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, get some sleep!

  7. The Skrimmer says:
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    Roster issues and decisions for the final week of the season and the beginning of the playoffs…

    We talk’n bout catchers…Choose one: d’Arnaud or Alfaro ROS

    Starting Pitchers: Need to sit either Ryu @ARI or Bumgarner v SD and start Ray v LAD because of salary restrictions. Should I sit Ryu or Bumgarner OR start both and just drop Folty?

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d start both

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Alfaro for me.

      I’d lean toward dropping Folty but tough to say for sure without more info. Hard to bench Ryu or Bum with those match ups…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Will says:
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    How the Cubs did not trade Schwarber to an American League team this year is beyond me. They obviously could use the bullpen help. The Castellanos pickup has been nice though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  9. Dave D says:
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    Yeah, Machado has been MIA. Can never write the guy off but he’s streaky as hell. Eflin actually did something worthwhile. How long has it been? Yawn. My favorite part of the weekend was Ray coming off the DL/IL/LOL on Sunday with a O ER W and no chance for me to get him in my lineup. Gotta love those coming off the DL on Sundays. Isn’t that still illegal in some counties?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, the off the IL on Sunday are the worst for weekly leagues… may as well not even come off the IL

      • Dave D says:
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        Right on f’n cue, I see Marquez goes on DL, I go to replace him on my weekly rosters and the Rockies lineups are already locked due to day game. Man, sh*t is really not going right for me currently.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I had to rush to move him… Prolly saved us all a favor by going on the IL instead of those home starts

          • Dave D says:
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            Maybe, but I’m neck and neck in a few leagues for Ws and Ks. It hurts in those leagues. In my Razz DC I have Robby Ray and Marquez on the same team. I feel wounded. Not a good way to enter the stretch from 4th place hoping to grab a top 3 finish and at least earn back my entry fee.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, true, and maybe could’ve got something from anyone else

  10. Mike Adamson says:
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    So much useful information at Razzball. I had no idea that parents are gluing pennies to the bottoms of their kids’ shoes. And I’m stanning Dakota too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re here to spread all that misinformation!

  11. Twins Peaker says:
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    A lot of teams in my 11 team, 30 deep, keeper pts league have been dropping and adding players in an attempt to make their rosters for next year. I’m pretty much out of it. Do any of these excite you for next year? I woke up late today and missed out on Fried who cleared waivers. Here are others who hopefully will:

    Note, I’m deep up the middle and weaker at the corners. SP isn’t bad and RP is almost non-existent. I have the number 1 we priority but don’t want to use it on these, as Kenley would be $18.

    Vogelbach
    Kenley
    Andrus
    Miley
    Heaney
    Hosmer

    All would be $1×3 if clearer and added by me.

    • Cram It says:
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      Heaney is the most enticing out of that group.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nothing super exciting but I’d roster Kenley, Vogel, Heaney and Andrus in that order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. stevie says:
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    Please gaze into your crystal ball and see if Benintendi, Rosario, and Pence have much of a chance this week for weekly points leagues. Possible scrubs from the waiver wire include Bader, VanMeter, and Hampson.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Vanmeter over Pence for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  13. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Scoop up Canha or Berti for a hot bat?

    Streaming May today or too risky?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Berti for me.

      I’m starting May.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Thanks a lot guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  14. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Good morning,

    Some questions for you…

    1. Is Jairo Diaz worth holding? I have 3 closers now in Colome, Melancon, and Magill.
    2. Tony Gonsolin or Brock Burke? (Tony Gonsolin has a pretty great schedule coming up)
    3. Drop Jairo Diaz add Tony Gonsolin?
    4. Drop Trent Grisham add Tony Gonsolin?
    5. Drop Trent Grisham add Yu Chang?

    6. Also, I spited added Frankie Montas so no other teams can keep him. “Won’t accept my trade will ya?!” Do you think 2020 Grey is going to like Montas?

    Thanks!

    • Steamin Beamen says:
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      Spite* added
      Could* keep him

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Meh
      2. Gonsolin
      3. Sure
      4. Diaz instead
      5. Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT 6. Seems doubtful, but he might surprise us

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Thanks so much guys!

        Btw me and my friends had like a 1/2 hour talk last Friday about how the D in J.D. Davis’s name isn’t his middle name and it’s actually spelling out Jonathan Davis Davis.

        Yo what up G.A. Albright!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, GA ALBRIGHT!

          It drives me crazy, but in a good way

  15. dude says:
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    Lugo, Melancon, Magrill – Who do you like best ROS? Within 5 saves of gaining 2 pts in my roto league and need to hope one of these guys can help me out. Yuck.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Melancon for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. Handy Afterall says:
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    Goodly morning,

    In a locked, weekly, h2h, would you start Eddie Rosario and hope he’s back Tuesday, or would you start Rhys Hoskins in his place?

    Thanks,
    Handy

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Rhys. He homered yesterday and he’s overdue for a hot streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Handy Afterall says:
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        Bless yez both!

        Thanks,
        Handy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All blessings to mez

  17. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    I’m in a weekly change league and I don’t have any pick ups left for the month. Please pick the lesser of three evils!

    Cameron Maybin
    Matt Duffy
    Buxton (Possibly back Friday?)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Maybin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    3 moves left on the year… trying to hold onto third place and need to stream wins and ks as they are very close with 4th place team. Any of these worth a move in your mind? Also with an eye to potential end of season schedule…obviously highly speculative. Not great options but leaning Cal or Pablo.

    C. Quantrill (vLAD, @SF)… (vCOL, vCHC, @MIL, vARI, @ARI)
    P. Lopez (vCIN, @WAS)… (vKC, vMIL, @ARI, vWAS, vWAS, @PHI)
    K. Allard (vSEA) … (@NYY, vTB, vOAK, @OAK, vNYY)

    M.Montgomery (vOAK, vBAL)… (@MIA, @[email protected], @MIN, vMIN)
    B.Keller (vOAK, vBAL)… similar to monty’s
    J. Sheffeild (vNYY)… (@CHC, @HOU, vCHW, @BAL, vOAK)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Pablo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech I’d try Cal

  19. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of these guys. Who do you like?

    Plutko – @ det, @ tb
    Caleb – vs cin, @ was
    Gibson – @ det
    Lucchesi – @ sf

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Gibson and Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Caleb, Lucchesi

  20. peacecoast says:
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    Man this RCL league has been a roller coaster for me. Mainly on the down though. Have really not been able to keep up with a lot of swapping in/out cuz of lazy and just when I think I’m gonna give up on the rest of the season, my gang of David Fletcher’s have a good couple of days and I am in sixth just a couple points from second (we are bunched a fair bit behind the leader who is way ahead).
    Anyway I am watching Outlander on Netflix. I think I like it. And I actually dug the first season of Cobra Kai (ya wtf).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m watching Manhattan on Hulu, have you seen this? It’s terrific, two big thumbs up

      Fletcher made a nice play the other day but mostly he’s been belch

      I’ve never seen those shows on Netflix

      • peacecoast says:
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        cobra kai is the karate kid 30 years later! same actors and shit. It on youtube tv wtfever that is. jailbreak an amazon firestick btw it’s great.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          YouTube TV? You 12 years old? I need a real TV plugged in like a real man!

          • peacecoast says:
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            dunno it shows up on my normal TV! amazon prime maybe

            will look at manhattan

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah you fancy huh

  21. Dodger Blues says:
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    Amazing after I read Marco blurb I searched the page for German and got called out for it from the past! Well done

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, good!

  22. fausto

    fausto says:
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    need a batty call trying to hang on to 2nd and maybe slide into 1st…c.walker s.kingery, t.hernandez, avisail.g. o.mercado which one or two you taking?
    I have a DTD rizzo and harpers on maternity leave…heres to hoping his wife gives the first ever “sprint off” birth, cause thats clown timing, bruh.
    vargas @pit or roll with the bot?

    thoughts and thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try walker… hahaha, it is clown timing…

      I’d go bot

  23. Matty says:
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    In a dynasty w OPS do you prefer Tildaddy or Bryant this year and into the future?
    I’m thinking we’ve seen the best of Bryant.
    How about Story vs. Tildaddy?
    Thanks a bunch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna is the best or near-best player in the league

      • Matty says:
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        That’s what I’m thinking. I’ll hope that the other guy agrees with the (white lie) assertion that Story or Bryant is the best player in the league.
        Giolito and Bryant for Tildaddy- still Tildaddy (Stilldaddy?) side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Easy Acuna

  24. Slappy Jack says:
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    Grey it’s not too late to dust off that Jake Cave sleeper post! , or is it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s doing great, don’t make fun!

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        he is doing great!
        he’s sitting vs lefties i guess but, i’m buying what he’s selling

        was wondering if you thought he was just schmotatoing or what

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe schmotato’ing but ride the schmotato while hot — RSWH

  25. Scuffy McGee says:
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    11 tm. keeper roto – I have two scenarios I’d like opinions on. Would you roll with Urshela, K Seager, VanMeter or Sano at 3B OR would you drop Urshela (I currently have him) and shift Y Gurriel to 3B and shrink my bench to two players and use that drop to pick up a pitcher? Pitchers available are D Hudson, Lamet, Houser or E. Hernandez. Third option would be if those pitchers aren’t moving the needle and those bats aren’t worth it, then I could pick up Kyle Tucker and stash.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Do you need a pitcher? If you do, drop Urshela and stream, as opposed to ROS. If you don’t, you’re over managing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram, do you need an SP?

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Pitching staff is Verlander, Ryu, Giolito, Roark, Samardzija, C Smith, Rey-Lo, Matz and Miley

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t seem like you need an SP

          • Scuffy McGee says:
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            Okay, thanks for your input. Do you like Urshela, K Seager, VanMeter or Sano best?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sano

  26. William Hung says:
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    Is Dustin May expected to go 5 innings today, or is he operating more like an opener?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Afraid he’s an opener, but hopefully 5

      • William Hung says:
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        I’m hoping for ratio help then – i might as well roll with him and then my plan is to drop him for Pineda tomorrow. SON loves Pineda this week… though I’ve noticed SON has been a bit hit or miss lately

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pineda is hit or miss in general

          • hondo says:
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            Easy schedule ROS though.

        • hondo says:
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          Not as much as Player Rater-7 IP ROS for Skaggs.
          Sale for 12 IP.

  27. Gotime says:
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    Weekly lock, H2H, QS and Wins
    Starting:
    Strasberg vs Mia
    Wheeler @ Phi
    Ryu @ Ari
    Maeda @ SD @ Ari
    Domingo vs Oak
    Montgomery vs Oak vs Bal
    Bench: May @SD maybe @ Ari, Gallen vs Dodgers, Lucchesi @ SF … would you make any changes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems about right

  28. ChrisL says:
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    Kevin Pillar or Dexter Fowler ROS with OBP instead of AVG
    Is Solak worth the speculative add ROS?
    Mark Melancon or Junior Guerra saves + holds ROS

    THANK YOU!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar…. I have Solak in some deeper leagues…Melancon

  29. Sean says:
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    Would stick with James McCann until Contreras comes back or use one of my 5 moves available this week to pick up Y. Molina?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  30. jose says:
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    H2H points playoffs start today. looking to pick up guys for tomorrow as roster’s lock at game time today.

    SON likes Smyly vs Pit (6.1), Turnbull vs CLE (5.0), Plutko @ Det (4.5), Leake @ SF (4.3).

    Basically pick a name out of the hat, but would you go with an order other than what SON has?

    Thanks!

    • jose says:
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      The other option would be to forgo picking up any of those guys and grab Desclafani @ Mia (18.0) a day early to make sure to get that pick up as opposed to risking it a day later?

      • Cram It says:
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        I’d still take the 2 starts from Plutko

        • jose says:
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          But I’m really only looking at the one day’s start for Plutko. I have 7 aqcuistions available for the week and will probably make use of one each day for a different starting pitcher.

          • Cram It says:
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            If you’re talking about just 1 start out of all of these options, it’s gotta be Desclafani. I’m def streaming him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not if I stream him first

              • Cram It says:
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                Haha. Well I fixed that!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Bastard!

            • jose says:
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              Thanks Cram!

      • jose says:
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        Other options available on 08/28 are Sandoval vs TEX (13.7) and Velasquez vs Pit (8.5)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These are not good

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Just go DeScalfani

        • jose says:
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          Thanks Grey!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem Jose

    • Cram It says:
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      Plutko for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Plutko, Turnbull, Leake, that order

  31. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    Would you drop Bauer for either
    Wade Miley or
    Robbie Ray
    Bauer has been awfully inconsistent Just not his year.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  32. erad says:
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    I shudder to think about fantasy baseball ending soon, but the time can’t come soon enough so I never have to deal with Trevor Bauer ever again.

    2018 was great – yeah he’s a raging douche, but when he’s putting up a sub 3 ERA and all those sexy K’s, well we can put the craziness aside. But now in 2019 – it’s like dating that really hot crazy girl – but all of a sudden the nookie dries up, and you’re just left with a stage 5 nutjob and realize it’s in your best interest to permanently cut off all ties.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      wow this is perfect

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, so true… I can’t want to cut ties…

    • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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      Yeah, tell me about it. In my NL-only league, I “won” the Bauer sweepstakes by virtue of losing Puig to the AL. Crying ever since …

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      preach.

  33. Tavern says:
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    Thinking of dropping either Matt Boyd who has the Twins this week or Chase Anderson who is at the Cubs. Possible pickups would be Adam Plutko’s 2 start week vs Detroit and Tampa Bay (both road games) or S. Alcantara at home vs Cincinnati. Redraft points league and second week of the playoffs. Points for IP, Wins, Losses and the typical stuff. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t lose both? Anderson is gone 1st for Sandy

  34. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you pickup F. Reyes and drop M. Smith. I know their apples and oranges but Smith is the only person on my roster who I use for steals and he has a hard time getting on base.

    Could use the power of Reyes which means I’m pretty much punting steals.

    Thank you

    • lwomack58 says:
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      I could also pickup Pillar.

      Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges like you said… I’d prefer Franmil but you’re losing steals

  35. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    which 2 start SP this week (weekly lineups, first round of the playoffs):

    pineda @chw, @ det
    samardzija v. ari, v. sd

    or do i start both and bench bassitt @ kc (difference in outnumbering opponent’s starts 11-7 instead of 10-7, so either way i should have a strong advantage on counting stats).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  36. Cyler8 says:
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    Potential blockbuster in my 10 team keeper league. Its keep forever 6 X 6 with OPS and QS as extra categories:

    My – Juan Soto, Luis Robert, Aaron Nola

    FOR

    His – Mike Trout, Wander Franco, Jose Ramirez

    This seems like an easy no brainer on the Trout side yeah?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      no brainer trout. get the fish man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      unless you are getting 2 first rounders back the answer is always Trout. most consistent top tier talent month-to-month and year-to-year in perhaps all eternity.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Amen, whip

  37. Tooth Fairy says:
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    Longoria or Wong next 2 weeks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

      • Cram It says:
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        Wongo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longoria

  38. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Second round of the playoffs and scrambling for players with a slough of injuries over the past month (e.g., Sale, Encarnacion, Dahl, DominGOD, and Chirinos). Swanson is coming of the IL just in time for a road trip in Coors. Who is drop out of Newman and Kingery?

    Also…playing UTIL roulette. Who’s the best option out of Reyes, Santander, and Demeritte?

    Many thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop! Kingery….Franmil

  39. LT says:
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    Who would you choose between Swanson and Daniel Murphy as MI? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

      • LT says:
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        Thank you, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. stevie says:
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    Eloy or Kingery for weekly points league? Both have 6 games this week
    CHW- 3 Min, [email protected], PHI- 3 Pit, 3 NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy if playing

  41. Fogimon says:
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    I got lineup questions for the week almighty Grey.

    CI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, U

    McMahon (7 in Coors)
    Dozier (7 home, OAK & BAL)
    Hoskins (6 home, PIT, NYM)
    Conforto (3 home CHI, [email protected])
    Franmil ([email protected], [email protected])
    Springer (3 home TB, [email protected])
    Pillar (6 home AZ, SD)
    Didi (3 home OAK, [email protected])
    McNeil (3 home CHI, [email protected])
    Berti (4 home CIN, [email protected])

    Also, need to drop 1 from the list above. Smart money says drop Berti, or does it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Pillar

      • Fogimon says:
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        And who starts/sits? If I drop Pillar, I need to squeeze the remaining 9 guys into 7 spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Didi, Franmil and McNeil

  42. Santander 5/5 with a jack! – but sitting him – (5 road games – 2 @ WASH vs Scherz/Corbin)
    Gregorious got drilled in the back & faces 4 LHP this week, gonna pass.
    Rhys (6 at home PITT/NYM) looks like he has a pulse – Mercado meh (6 on road DET/TB)
    Categories aside, Hoskins or Mercado this week?
    Thx Grey / DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

      • My 5×5 club is streaking and Hoss it is – gracias brother man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey,

    I can only start one of these this week. Pease help.

    Houser home v. Cards
    Hendricks @ NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Houser

  44. Fogimon says:
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    At that point in the roto season where unconventional lineup decisions need to be made based on category positioning. I am leading in Wins by 3 and K’s by 16 over the next team. Ratios don’t matter, I’m way ahead. I am chasing 3 teams for saves, am 4 behind.

    My best starting 9 for pitchers might not be who I need to trot out there to get me those saves points! Where would you go;

    Max (vBAL)
    Bieber (@TB)
    Castillo (@MIA, @STL)
    DGerman (vOAK)
    Marquez (vBOS, vPIT)
    Pineda (@CHW, @DET)
    Paddack (vLAD)
    Montgomery (vOAK, vBAL)

    Yates (7 games)
    Leclerc (6 games)
    Kennedy (7 games)
    Jimenez (6 games)
    Giles (5 games)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Max (vBAL)
      Bieber (@TB)
      Castillo (@MIA, @STL)
      DGerman (vOAK)
      Pineda
      All RPs except Giles

  45. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    What was better than having Canha on one team yesterday? Having him on four teams.

    Canha! I’ve got you all in check.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can-Haha

  46. carter franz says:
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    A dildoe named Chuck complaining “Nobody wants a Charlie in the box!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Except for the rando that does want Charlie in a box

  47. J-Bird says:
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    Rendon’s bomb at Wrigley yesterday was Buckneresque — it short-hopped the wall of the apartment building across Waveland and bounced high into the air, giving all the ball-hawkers a fair shot at a souvenir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw, big-time shot

  48. Justin Ralph says:
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    Drop Lucchesi or Joe Jiminez for Dakota? My other closers are Ian Kennedy, C Mart and Kimbrel.

    Are you believing in Bryan Reynolds? Drop Lamet for him? He would be a bench bat but my starters have gone cold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Jimenez

      You don’t need a bench bat

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Would you drop Calhoun, Meadows or Hoskins for Bryan Reynolds? I am assuming the answer is no but damn I love the high BA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  49. TurnandCoughlin says:
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    Hey Grey, question. Keeper league, positions players only, pitchers are drafted. Can keep 11 from following 12:
    G Sanchez, W Smith, Bellinger, Hiura, Jo-Ram, Machado, Lindor, Guerrero, Benintendi, Soto, Robles, Jimenez.
    I’m thinking of dropping either Jo-Ram or Eloy.
    I’d like to hang onto both Smith and Sanchez because my league is full of Yankee fans who will overpay in a trade next season.
    Any thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or Hiura

        • TurnandCoughlin says:
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          Thanks bro.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  50. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Albright i need an All-Bright week haha… and i’m questioning some of my roster decisions now after the demoralizing loss yesterday, it shook me a bit… help me Obiwan
    A) Javy has been killing me the last couple weeks and i can’t drop him to run for gold cus he’s 1 of my keepers, he’s got @NYM vsMIL this week… ride it out or grab Corey Seager @SD @ARI, or Berti vsCIN @WAS?
    B) waiver claim Hoskins and/or add Franmil at the cost of dropping 1 or 2 of Bryan Reynolds, W.Calhoun, Soler, Saurez, Bell(been able to shelf him, and hes got those 4 games in COL this week)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      1. Ride it out

      B. Meh, six of one half dozen of another with Reynolds or Soler for either of them

  51. hal_incandenza says:
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    Hi Grey. Two-week playoff H2H match starts today. I did some fine-tuning based on projected starts over the last week.

    I’m thinking of streaming SPs out of Luchessi’s spot as he is not slated to go until Friday, and then it’s at SF. Stroman is slated vs CHC tomorrow and SON says that is worth $9.90. I’d then plan to drop him for the next add. Sound like a decent stream to you? I don’t normally target the Cubs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  52. ghost ride the whip says:
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    Grey,

    Do you prefer Senzel’s 8 games, 4 @mia, @stl or Benintendi’s 5 games 2 @Coors [email protected]?
    6×6 OPS league

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  53. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Who should I start tonight:

    Kingery vs. Pit (Musgrove)
    Edman @ MIl (Gio Gon)
    Seager vs. NYY (Happ)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Last one Kyle Seager vs Happ or Bryan Reynolds @Phi (Vargas)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reynolds

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            Thanks for playing coinflip batty calls in a shallow league. Have a nice day!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  54. Weird Fishes says:
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    Hi Grey. NL-only h2h playoff … Swanson coming off waivers tomorrow. Drop Cooper for him? One downside is Swanson has an off-day on Thursday and Cooper at home against Wood (Cin)

    • Weird Fishes says:
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      Also Cooper been sitting lately

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thought that read Alice Cooper real fast

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Cooper

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        Drop Cooper for Hampson (7 games at Coors) instead of Swanson (off Thursday)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  55. DonnieB says:
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    With Tapia on DL this week, would it be a good idea to start at Hampton this week over Brett Gardner? Those 7 games at Coors look juicy if Hampton plays everyday. Thanks for your help.

    • DonnieB says:
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      Hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  56. FrankGrimes says:
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    This being a year
    Of disappointments Marquez
    Is prolly top 5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Him and Bauer have urinated on multiple teams of mine, and my teams aren’t into that sorta thing

      • Fogimon says:
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        DL’ing him 30 min before rosters lock for the week is a total dick move by the Rox.

        Saw zero reports over the weekend about his “arm fatigue”. My team has Marquez fatigue but I’m already in so deep. YOLO til death.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They were just protecting us from ourselves

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        HAHA you mean this isn’t the theme song?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t but that is catchy!

  57. The Great Knoche says:
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    Set NFBC 50 lineup just now. (5 minutes too late to remove Jon Gray I might add) Checkout this Hospital ward

    Brian Anderson
    Cano
    Goodrum
    Freese
    Dahl
    Laureano
    Stanton

    All thats left on bench:

    Stewart – minors
    Jankowski -minors
    Peraza – Suck it.

    I just inserted Brock Holt and Jordy Mercer into the starting rooster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I have Wong in my lineup and am strongly considering putting in Giancarlo and Laureano

  58. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    12 Team H2H Categories
    Ws+QS

    We are going with Houser over Plutko tomorrow yea?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but I don’t mind either

      • Russ says:
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        Ok good because in the time it took to write the question Houser was taken so Plutko it is lol Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m starting Plutko too so let’s do this

  59. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Marquez DL gives me a slot for another RP for Saves – which one? . Magil, Leclerc, Jimenez, or Lugo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo

  60. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Trying to gauge how far we’ve fallen on Bauer for this year. I have him for $19 ($22 in 2020 – $260) but am not keeping him unless he beats all of $8 Villar, $15 Voit, $29 Yordan.

    This year I’m in a 0.5-point battle with one other guy for first place. Don’t need anything from my SPs besides WHIP (team WHIP is 1.18) and Ks.

    Would you trade Bauer for a guy like Maeda? Or would that be an overreaction to Bauer’s latest blowup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not for Maeda, that’s not such a great price tho

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks – yea agreed. How about Bauer for Caleb Smith ROS? Still hold Bauer there?

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          If you still need Ks, you still need Bauer. Just hope he doesn’t get tied to WHIpping Post.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            I’m afraid you’re right… hopefully those 2 recent clunkers will give me a nice 2-3 game stretch of 10 K 1.00 WHIP games…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  61. Lion O says:
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    Folty or Houser for this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know their matchups, I’d guess Houser

      • Lion O says:
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        Houser home vs. cardinals

        Folty away vs. blue jays

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Houser

  62. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    I immediately jinxed Paddack and VV when I commented on Friday that I was relying on both of them to help me advance in the playoffs. Spoiler: I didn’t advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, that sucks, pizza… Sorry, pizza!

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        Haha it’s all good! The game is the game. I still got a good squad primed for a playoff run in my other league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, good luck! Rooting for pizza!

  63. Tavern says:
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    Would you consider Justin Upton a faller? Drop him for either Victor Robles, Ryan McMahon, Hanser Alberto or Austin Nova in a redraft points league? Second week of the playoffs so would you mind ranking them for the next 2 weeks? I could also drop Peralta unless you think he will be back within the next 2 weeks. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, depends on needs who you pick up tho… I’d try Robles

  64. Weird Fishes says:
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    Of course there’s a pitchers’ duel at Coors today …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course, why wouldn’t there be? I streamed only 10 hitters in that game

  65. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    GOOD NEWS: Yahoo is reporting that Mondesi will be activated next Sunday.

    BAD NEWS: Yahoo is reporting that KC does not want Mondesi to dive in the field or on the bases. Perhaps he won’t be too valuable during the playoff season; how can he be a base stealer with that constraint?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That doesn’t sound good

  66. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    It’s good for Mallex; he was my cut when Mondesi returns. If this is correct, I’m doubtful Mondesi is worth owning for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not if it’s true… not sure why they’re even rushing him back

  67. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Drafting Bauer and Marquez as my #1 and #2 hasn’t turned out to be as much fun as I thought it would.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still early!

  68. For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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    got a nasty problem (assuming i both want to compete now in playoffs (we do psycho early playoffs) and in future). 16 team dynasty with defensive stats (so otani is worth less, but he’s still a good enough hitter to slot into util slot (have the pitcher too here), even though that weakens me in defensive stuff)
    C streamer (i have beef welington in there now, but he doesn’t play much, nor today)
    1B bellinger (CF/RF)
    2B altuve
    SS treat urner
    3B devers
    LF jd mart
    CF marte party (PIT, LF)
    RF springer (CF)
    util (1) otani
    BN (we have 4 BN slots, max used on pitchers is 1): senzel (3B/CF), dozier (1B/3B/RF), tapia (LF/CF, being DL’d tonight)
    DL rodgers
    NA (10): india, r.lewis, brujan, larnach, k.robinson
    SP (5 slots, 1 extra can be used from BN): ryu, morton, darvish, fried, heaney, puk (had to call puk up, even though OAK isn’t using him in what he should be doing, and he might not be at all ready yet anyway)
    RP (7): leclerc, lugo, britton, hader, rogers, raisel, rivero (vazquez)
    DL: pab lop (would love to use him today, but would have to drop another pitcher first, i went from so little SP depth i’d stream a RP and a SP per day to too few slots), otani, carrasco (blew up entire FAAB budget since some idiot dropped him)
    NA: honeywell, sixto, mize, reyes

    guessing i don’t have any clean drops here. all my bullpen guys are either actually really good or at least are very useful for future. darvish/heaney both doing too well to drop i’d think. i held darvish through his 1.5 or so years of pitch tipping and not locating, now he’s back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop, I guess Britton

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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        forgot, holds here too. basically every stat yahoo has. relief appearances, relief wins, etc. so no drop looks like. ok, i’m the guy who’s fine with having the best team long term even if occasionally that gives him 3rd-4th place. in fact i always end up by end of season with too many saves guy and not enough holds, since the best RP on their teams often by season’s end end up closers when they weren’t before (rogers, lugo, these i want holds from, not saves)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leclerc? I mean they’re all decent

          • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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            right, this year or for sure next year value. did just drop pab lop for the today catcher barnhart.

  69. Trader says:
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    First week of playoffs. Excited about Acuna and Albies at Coors! Ugh, never mind. Unknown pitchers f’ing me again

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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      he whale’d em good. plus teheran somehow is doing this in COL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, ugh

  70. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    15 team roto dynasty. berti i’d not be keeping anyway (schwarber either)
    C vaz
    1B cron
    2B hiura
    SS baez
    3B bregman
    LF yordan
    CF kingery (SS/3B/2B/LF)
    RF judge
    util (2) k.seager, desmond (1B/LF/CF)
    schwarber (LF), berti (2B/3B/SS)
    DL: stanton (LF/RF, still in 3rd with this injured lineup, earlier in year it was maxed out a few times), mcneil (2-3B/LF/RF).

    drop schwarber or berti for mcneil?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      and have laureano in DL slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber

  71. Mr Baseball says:
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    Do I start Homer Bailey at KC tonight

    My Starters and Pitchers

    Domingo Germán
    Madison Bumgarner
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Aníbal Sánchez Was – SP
    Sandy Alcantara Mia – SP
    Homer Bailey Oak – SP
    Adrian Houser Mil – SP,RP

    I own 6 Great closers – Wow Six Closers
    and
    Joe Kelly LAD – RP
    Zack Britton NYY – RP

    VS the other team

    Max Scherzer Was – SP
    Justin Verlander Hou – SP
    Jeff Samardzija SF – SP
    Tanner Roark Oak – SP
    Pablo López Mia – SP

    He has 3 closers
    He has 3 hold players

    Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB), Quality Starts (QS)

    Nostradamus is not much help here but I am sure you will be Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  72. William Hung says:
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    Going back to a past podcast segment where you talked up RPs with elite K/9 that aren’t owned much since they don’t get saves – I’m looking for one now and came across the following available options:

    -Matt Barnes, Andres Munoz, Rafael Montero (really?!?!), Colin Poche, Keone Kela, Michael Lorenzen, Hunter Harvey, and Justin Wilson

    If the answer is to just roll the dice on anyone of these guys, that’s fine, but i was wondering if there was one you like above the rest. I’m looking to build my staff around a mix of SAGNOFers and one of the guys above, and then SPs of Flaherty, Lynn, Hendricks, Paxton, and Houser (rolling the dice on this dude)… Fiers is available for me to pick back up, so he’s my backup if any of my starters start sucking – my league hates guys like Fiers so that has helped me this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Munoz has been great, and I’ve owned Barnes all year due to his Ks…

      • William Hung says:
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        Barnes can go sideways in H2H – when he implodes, he really implodes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah I know

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          that’s better for h2h, it only hurts you that one week. if barnes continues to approach his neutral luck he’ll be a good get.

  73. M says:
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    What do you think of Tommy Edman if he’s a regular next year? Sleeper 2020?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be a sleeper, but not a ton of power or speed

  74. Alps says:
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    Grey
    Edman or Segura for this season and next

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura, but could go either way

  75. Alps says:
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    Yea there close
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  76. Alex says:
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    Mondesi asked not to dive upon his return. Glad I grabbed Berti for steals.

    Do you like Mondesi as an $11 keeper for next year or would you prefer a $6 Sano? Lastly, is $37 too much to keep Bregman for next year in a 12 team H2H 6×6?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer Mondesi, not close — Not too much

    • The Harrow says:
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      yes, but he’s already still stealing in the minors.

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