(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY YESTERDAY ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $5/MONTH.)

Josh Naylor was gently touched on by me when he was traded from the Padres to the Indians, like the Padres gently touch on the Indians while playing Cowboys and Indians. *phone rings* “Hello, yes, that’s me. What’s that? I’ve been cancelled? I see. No, no, it’s understandable. Hey, I had a good run.” Welp, before I get out of here, Josh Naylor is only 23 years old, and doesn’t get nearly the love one with his type of power should get. You don’t have to be a carpenter to Naylor! *phone rings* “Hello…You again? I know I was cancelled, but I thought I could finish up prior to–Keep it short? Okay, like Al Pacino. What?! That was a short joke. They’re not allowed either? Oh c’mon…” Whispers, “Your mom…What? Did I say ‘c’mon your mom?’ Uh, yeah.” Damn, I just got cancelled while being cancelled. Any hoo! The Indians said Naylor would play every day. His last Triple-A year shows what he’s capable of:  10 HRs, .314 in 54 games. His Launch Angle is rather flat, and I’d love to see him hit more fly balls. That’s the only way to Naylor! *phone rings* “Ugh…Yes, I’m done.” Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Cam Gallagher – It was a real struggle to find a decent catcher this week unowned in 50% of leagues, and worth anything. Not sure I found one either. Will Gallagher be a smashing success? Not swinging that sledgehammer, and who is Will Gallagher? I also looked at Psycho Killer, Curt Casali, and Jacob Stallings, who sounds as exciting as being in neutral. These names came from our 7-day Player Rater. Yup, we got one of those suckers too. I’d watch that closely in final weeks; whoever is hitting well is the grab.

Ryan Mountcastle – Guessing he’s still available in so many leagues because people have moved onto fantasy football, because not only have I been a fan of Mountcastle since David Tennant was playing him on the BBC, but he’s doing well.

Brandon Belt – Real question is would I drop Belt to Naylor…*phone rings, picks up and immediately hangs up*…I’m done with them.

Garrett Cooper – Still think Cooper can be a star. Right now, he’s a rock that’s heating up, call him Coopiter.

Jon Berti – He looks at the lineup card, “I would get more play in a convent. Hey, I get no respect.” Poor Jonny Stranger-to-the-field.

Sam Haggerty – I’d put the last week of Sam Haggerty’s hitting up against anything David Lee Roth’s done.

Nick Madrigal – I understand why he hasn’t been picked up in every league. Empty average only takes you so far, but his batted ball profile leads me to think in the near-future he will hit .350 for an entire season.

Isan Diaz – Like the polar opposite of Madrigal. Call him Mick Nadrigal. Isan might hit some homers and .190.

Ty France – Likely more of an AL-Only pickup, especially if France is being added in an AL-Only league and AL is sort for Alps.

Brad Miller – The hottest schmotato in Schmotato Land. An actual place in New Jersey. Right outside Trenton.

Austin Riley – Was bagging on Riley in the 1st month for his Ks, but he’s made adjustments — as players do if they get freakin’ playing time! Hello, Reds! *points wildly at Aristides* — and now Riley looks like a .250 hitter vs. the .220 guy he was. That’s a big difference for someone who still has 30-homer power. BABIP O’Riley isn’t be boosted by luck either.

Bobby Dalbec – Here’s what I said when he was called up, “(Dalbec) looks like he could be Luke Voit for the next 30 days, then hit .210 next year when everyone’s crazy about him. Huge power, could barely hit .250 in Triple-A. I picked him up in one mixed league, and would grab him elsewhere.” And that’s me quoting me!

Jazz Chisholm – True uninteresting story alert! The other day when Chisholm was called up, I had the title, Marlins Jazzercise Their Option To Call Up Chisholm, and he was the lede, then OZUNA hit three homers and I began to rewrite the lede, then Alex Dickerson blew OZUNA out of the water like Mothra, and I rewrote the lede a third time. This is why I don’t usually lead with West Coast games, because the lede is written already. I told you this was a super uninteresting story. Any hoo! I like Jazz *waves hands*, but he needs playing time. Can see what I wrote on Chisholm in the Alex Dickerson fantasy.

Jose Garcia – I added him in a bunch of leagues for his power and light speed, screamed Jo-Ga like Sega commercials, and danced around the house like no one was watching because no one was watching. Now, I don’t know why the Reds brought him up if they’re going to keep playing Galvis.

Jose Iglesias – Chazz Noir isn’t hitting .400; not sure Sexy Dr. Pepper is, but Iglesias? Church!

Brandon Crawford – We might be seeing a bunch of Giants hitters in the Buy, due to one insane game in Coors.

Alex Dickerson – See what I said 1/8th of an inch above, or 6 inches if a girl is reading.

Kevin Pillar – Even if Bud Black’s head wasn’t made of concrete, he’d love a Pillar.

Victor Reyes – Back in January — Was it January? I don’t remember anything pre-pandemic. — I liked Reyes for average and light speed, and, well, that’s what he’s still doing.

MacKenzie Gore – Will he be called up? It would be silly to not bring him on board for any help he can provide. Will he log real innings? I’m not sure we see that this year. There, all the Gore-y details. If you can do same-day pickups, grab Deivi Garcia; he goes tonight.

Clarke Schmidt – Was added to the Yankees’ taxi squad, so he joins Alex Reiger, Elaine Nardo–*intern whispers in my ear*–Okay, think I had that taxi squad wrong. Here’s Prospect Hobbs’s Clarke Schmidt fantasy.

Tony Gonsolin – Ya know I love me some Gonsolin, but this is also a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to the oldies station to have them play Only the Lonely.

Yusei Kikuchi – This is also a Streamonator call. “Can I wait on the line while you play it so I can be with someone while it plays?” Streamonator is depressing!

Greg Holland – The Royals might also go with a committee of Holland/Staumont, which would be them going Dutch.

Hunter Harvey – The Orioles said they have visions of Harvey being their closer. They must be imagining themselves having a lead, and calling in their imaginary closer, Harvey.

Kevin Ginkel – I was reprimanded yesterday for saying Junior Guerra had the save opportunity on Wednesday. Ya’ll got me, Guerra had the 2nd save opp after Ginkel coughed up the first. Hector Rondon is also there, and I’ve been eying him. Maybe the DBacks go to Crichton. Maybe I’m just saying that because the DBacks’ bullpen is a complete mystery.

Yoshihisa Hirano – Typing out his first name is like when you don’t know the answer, and you cover your mouth, mumbling something.

Devin Williams – One of the more underrated parts of fantasy baseball is discovering new middle relievers. It’s a shame we won’t get a 162-game season, because Devin Williams is on pace to strikeout 180 in 70 IP. Just one of the best middle relief seasons ever.

Gregory Soto – There’s better guys closing on some teams now then when the season started, even though then teams had all offseason to figure out the best guy for the closer job. Smart!

Daniel Bard – Is Daniel Bard still the closer? Was Bard ever the named closer? If the Tanners knew his real name was Gordon Shumway, why did they keep calling him ALF? I have questions, ya’ll!

SELL

Matt Olson – This isn’t a Sell, per se. Per Sell? This is a drop in shallower leagues. Since we’re beyond the trade deadline in most leagues, these Sells will be buh-byes. If you’re in a dynasty league or you have a late trading deadline, then by all means check out the fantasy baseball trade analyzer. What’s wrong with Olson? Wildly awful luck. So, he could turn it around, and it wouldn’t shock me, but you can’t keep running out there a guy that’s swinging like a blind Miguel Sano.

Mike Moustakas – Just never connected this year after he struggled with injuries. I’d kiss Moistasskiss goodbye in shallower leagues.

Ramon Laureano – Romeo, Roman, Nomar, however you want to misspell his name, he’s been impossible to own for about three weeks now. If you have other options, I think it’s time to move on in shallower leagues. Also, I couldn’t help separating the A’s with one Moistasskiss.

 
  1. Rick Roberts says:
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    The dreaded 3-part “sell” and i own all 3! Is there a glossary term for this?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SOL?

  2. Trader says:
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    Ramon finally has a day and goes 4-6 and then, ya know, Covid. Just an ugly season. Maybe he picks it back up. Giving him and Ohtani the weekend to figure it out.

    Best on the wire: Belt, Bux, Canha, Peralta, J Polanco, Heyward, Moran, Cooper. I know your like Coop…top two please off this list

    Tx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Peralta

      • Trader says:
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        Thank you. Watching Sano k three times already today makes it three guys on my list. Ks count in our league so he likely will go too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yikes

      • keith o branstetter says:
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        Peralta looks good in name only, he’s been terrible lately. Just use your free spot to stream whatever hitter has a solid matchup.

  3. Weird Fishes says:
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    Right now I have one bench bat that I am considering dropping to stream here on out. You said yes in shallow … but would you drop Moose in NL-only to stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        Thanks, Grey. You just bought Moose a few more days on my bench. If he has another terrible weekend, the offday on Monday may be too tempting to continue to hold on!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • Weird Fishes says:
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            HR tonight! You’re amazing, in Grey we trust!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, nice!

  4. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am trying to acquire Justin Verlander. He wants minor league prospect Juilo Rodriguez, which I am willing to give up. the problem is who should give along with the prospect? I am torn between: Brantley and Gurriel along with Nick Senzel. help me choose.

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      I was also think aboiut getting Juan Soto as well.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Juan Soto for anything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t really want Verlander

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        he was asking for Robert in return for Soto

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Soto

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            trade Robert for Soto?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Soto

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                ok i’ll propose Robert for Soto

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    he turned it down

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh well

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      his loss

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

  5. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Happy Labor Day Weekend! Excellent work as always.

    12 Team Yahoo H2H Keeper League (keep 2) with OPS and Holds. I am in first place, so thanks for all you have done.

    I have Madrigal and JD Davis on my Bench. Worth adding one or both of Miller and Naquin? I was thinking Madrigal could be a Keeper when I added him, but I have Teoscar and Tucker and maybe even Galen, so I think my Keepers are set.

    And Hosmer or Rizzo as Util?

    Many thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      I’d hold those bench bats… Hosmer

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        Thanks much kind sir. I try not to hold too many bats, but some are worth a hold.

        I added Hosmer, so my apologies to all Hosmer owners. It’s on me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for ruining Hosmer!

  6. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    This may be the funniest thing I’ve ever read on the internet. Thanks again for all you do, Grey Albright.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Appreciate you!

  7. William Hung says:
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    I’m probably gonna ride things out with Olson since you had such high hopes for him in your Top 20 – at least he wasn’t the mess 2020 Mondesi is or 2019 Travis Shaw was.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I guess, low bar

      • William Hung says:
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        I think I need to rethink my draft strategy – my first 2 picks after keepers were Mondesi and Olson… and then later I was debating between Laureano and Ozuna… so talk about 3 misses there. At least my late pitching picks after I got my full stable of hitters has worked out – silver linings!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sometimes you just have bad luck

  8. Ace of Spades says:
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    I’d put the last week of Sam Haggerty’s hitting up against anything David Lee Roth’s done.

    Grey you are in midseason form. totally locked in. I know they are not your boys, but could you do me a solid and give the current Yankee line up a call and rub some of your mid season form off on them. And their bullpen while your at it.

    As always , thanks for all of the work you and your staff do to inform and entertain. Razzball is the best bro!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup! Thanks! I wish I could get Aaron Hicks going, but they’re not even playing him…Not a great sign when a guy is their three-hole hitter then benched

  9. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Love the write up!

    I’m in 1st place I’m saves , 5 saves over 2nd. I have Jansen , melancon , pressly, Buttrey

    Do you drop Buttrey for D. Williams in a saves only league? Figure he can help elsewhere in other stats

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      I would

  10. Travis Hafner says:
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    In a league where I don’t really need the innings, start Pablo Lopez @TB? He’s been borderline must start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  11. swaggerjackers says:
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    How did Mondesi avoid the the dreaded sell list?

    Dude has been terrible. :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta save some for next week

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        Let’s just rip all the bandaids off. Who else should we be punting at this point? Luis Castillo and his 1.47 WHIP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get rid of him! Kidding, I wouldn’t

          • SwaggerJackers says:
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            8 K’s and the win today.

            Yay!

            Gave up 7 hits and 2 walks for a 1.50 WHIP again.

            Less enthusiast Yay.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I hear ya

  12. Hepcat13 says:
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    ROS 12 team, H2H, Yahoo

    Drop Olson or Christian Walker for Rizzo? Or are either okay?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  13. Krivo says:
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    Drop Kevin Pillar to pick up Josh Naylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  14. swaggerjackers says:
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    Okay, so I just looked at Olson in my OBP league.

    I definitely did not expect Olson, Chapman, and Bellinger to all have OBPs below .300 at this point. Mondesi isn’t terribly surprising although his OBP is closer to .200 than .300 which is impressively bad for a major leaguer.

    On the plus side, Ian Happ and Kyle Lewis are over .400!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, true

  15. Hepcat13 says:
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    Different league, still Yahoo 5×5, 12 team

    Drop Olson for Austin Taylor or C. Santana (only 1b options on waivers)? Olson was my primary 1B for both teams. I do have Dozier on my bench. Sheesh…what a season…

    Thanks!

    • Hepcat13 says:
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      Votto available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana — I don’t believe an Austin Taylor exists tho

      • Hepcat13 says:
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        Hah! Sorry, Slater

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, yeah, same answer

  16. Hobo says:
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    Is Ketel Marte droppable with three weeks left? I hate him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I hate to

      • Hobo says:
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        That’s why he’s still on my team :(

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw, Hobo

  17. Nightpandas says:
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    Brand new season for Olson! He’s had a few days off and has us ready to go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

  18. Dr Sauce says:
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    Trying to beef up my wins and K’s. Looking to trade a closer for a starter. For this year only, another owner has offered me Plesac, Maeda or Carrasco for Melancon. Which one would you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        Thanks, have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  19. scoboticus says:
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    Hi Grey! How ya doin? What’s your favorite alcoholic drink?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Daiquiris!

      • scoboticus says:
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        Great! I just sent you $10 to cover it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw cmon! Thanks! (Damn should’ve said dom perignon!)

          • scoboticus says:
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            Haha,

  20. scoboticus says:
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    Talking about empty averages, how about that Verdugo. No hope because he’s on the Red Sux, I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sad trombone

  21. scoboticus says:
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    Pick one infielder:
    Lux v Col
    Evan White v Tex
    Evan Longoria v ARI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lux but I don’t know their matchups

  22. scoboticus says:
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    Rate Archie Bradley, Bass, and Hader ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hader…………Bass

  23. scoboticus says:
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    Keeper League Trade:
    I get Bradley and Marquez
    He gets Gore and Verdugo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  24. SwaggerJackers says:
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    On Monday Sano hit a homer then followed it up with an 0-5 the next day.

    On Wednesday hit a homer and followed it up with an 0-7 in today’s double header.

    Looks like someone is trying to be a hero in every at bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      0-for-7 is killer, right

  25. eddie says:
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    ops league riley or hilliard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  26. William Hung says:
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    Mondesi is ALIVE!!! first multi hit game for him in a month?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a modern miracle!

  27. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    I’ll die with Olson. I have him in every league. Actually he looks like a young Chris Davis or a young Kris Davis. Shall we call him Krispy Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  28. LOLmets says:
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    Mike Ford is a fat Greg Bird.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  29. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Acuuuuuuuuuna!!!!!!

    I have Olsen and Laureano and I was so excited to see you give me permission to drop them… then I looked and noticed the A’s play 9 games next week! Now I have them in my starting lineup, ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya

  30. Brett says:
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    Take one…

    Bell, Myers, Mountcastle

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  31. hondo says:
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    You were right about holding Ketel the last couple days when people were getting antsy.I was seriously thinking about dropping him since I’ll have Bregman back next week.This is why you get the big bucks.I’m gonna make an extra ad click or 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad he did something too!

  32. Dr Easy says:
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    Can you please rank these Schmohawks? Hilliard (good hitter, but
    Bud Black + week away from Coors), Haggerty (light hitter but could get me some steals), Segura, Buxton.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilliard, Buxton, depends on needs

  33. Ben W says:
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    Looking for strong middle relief pitcher Ks in a deep league. Any high k/9’s that are doing well right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devin Williams

  34. tjw4404 says:
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    Which SP should I flip for Rendon? I have Cole, Lynn, Gray, and Lament,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them? Try to send Lamet

  35. Chris says:
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    10team h2h points league

    Which should I keep for ROS?

    Cano or Christian Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  36. Matt says:
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    How much faith should I have in Dylan Carlson For the next month of this year? I’ve been offered him in a dynasty league For Dylan Moore, but his underlying numbers worry me….it’s a two week sample size for him though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially, but I’d prefer him in a keeper

  37. Chris says:
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    10team h2h points league

    Should I pick up Mountcastle over Dom Smith or Winker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  38. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Hope you’re doing well.

    1) I have Austin slater probably returning this weekend from my IL. If he comes back and continue what he was doing, he can really help my team. Do you drop him, or one of these guys to activate him?
    Potential drops: Olson, Moreland, Belt, Grichuk, Grisham

    2) do you drop a second bat from that list to add any of these guys from the waiver wire?
    -Kevin Pillar – doing well in Colorado
    -Brad Miller

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Grichuk 2. Moreland for Miller

  39. Maaattttt says:
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    Grey, you made it pretty clear but I need to ask anyways, should I drop sano or Olson, both are wrecking my average. I’m just scared someone is going to pick one of them up and beat me in the playoffs.

    Brandon belt is looking sexy for the first time in 7 years would probably drop for belt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

      • Maaattttt says:
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        Done!

        Whatever poor schmuck picks him up in the playoffs is going to lose it for themselves is the way I’m going to look at it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  40. lwomack58 says:
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    Looking at picking up a hitter for the weekend.

    Tellez @ Bos. facing Weber and TBA on Sunday
    Wong-double hitter today and should play both games. Facing Rea, Alzolay and Lester on Sunday
    Duval vs Was. Facing Fedde and Corbin on Sunday

    Need a little bit of everything. Wong for Sb & Avg. and Duvall and Tellez for Hr’s and RBI’s.

    Also would you stream Kuhl vs Cin- Son -8.7 but has 2.70 era with 15 K’s in 16 innings at home.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tellez…I wouldn’t stream Kuhl

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Ok thanks.

        I was thinking Tellez was the best bet out of the group. He will be taking good old Matt Olson’s place for the weekend. Not ready to drop Olson yet. Bay Area boy here so keep holding out hope for some of my A’s and Giants.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  41. Smitty says:
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    Interesting Dahl all of sudden feeling better as Hilliard starting to show his potential. Is Mondy starting to look like a bargain for ’21 to you? Watching the Dodger game last night looks like Lux still has the yips, throws are an adventure. I’d dangle him in the offseason and see what clubs offer. Hoping J. Turner is back soon, but feel like they will give him extra time to be certain he’s ready for playoffs. Looking over shoulder in early league, is it over yet? Have a great weekend, stay cool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shame on Lux, those mental yips aren’t easily fixed — Mondesi is a bargain at 75 or later in drafts, definitely…He’s still better than Villar, who easily returns top 30 numbers

  42. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am thinking about trading Didi Gregorius. I was wondering who I should ask for in return: Tim Anderson or Xander Bogaerts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not getting either of them with Didi

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        i would have to add a piece?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d guess so, it’s not close

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            what about adding Senzel?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, Xander first

  43. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    12 teamer 5×5 (my only league with AVG). shallow starting rosters like this:
    C severino
    1B olson
    2B hiura
    SS mondesi
    3B y.gurriel
    OF (3): bellinger (1B), harper, winker (somebody dropped this guy, who’s gotta be like a top 20 bat on the season, after he was cold for like 4 or 5 days)
    util (2) yaz (OF), berti (2B/SS/OF/3B)
    BN (only want one shortly): moreland, riley (3B/OF)
    DL (5): stanton
    SP: fleming, cueto, gausman, lynn, pab lop, d.garcia (he might be a drop now but hard to be sure he’s not in rotation, does appear out now, if so he could be the drop for morton), plesac
    RP: rogers (MIN), pressly, hudson, r.iggy
    DL (5): odorizzi, morton, urquidy

    1. if i’m going to drop one of the bats: moreland or riley? (SD’s coach str up lied and said moreland wouldn’t be platooned, first time they play a lefty he is and since, why even lie about that when you are going to be proven lying in like 2 days later)

    2. hampson: seems starting again, won’t be at COL for a while, and hits in shit ball part of order. drop berti for him or no? i did the reverse of this less than a week ago when it appeared hampson lost job yet again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1, Moreland

      2. Nah

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        new update on d.garcia says he might be back yet again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yesterday was less than ideal tho

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            true.

  44. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Brandon Lowe or Grichuk for UTIL , ROS?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

  45. Bobby Thistle Is Watching says:
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    Slater or Tellez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tellez

  46. Cohen says:
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    Tellez or Yuli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tellez

  47. Hankg says:
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    Need help with a tough decision. I can only keep one of the following next year- Bellinger in 23rd or Betts in the 11th. Both great choices and whoever I don’t keep I’ll look to deal for keeper help next year. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger

  48. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday. I’m definitely struggling in offensive categories and lost 1st because of it. Sitting in second. Made some power grabs, and now want to focus a bit on SB.

    I have Villar, Brad Miller, and Brandon Lowe serving as my 2B/MI/UTIL. I see Andres Gimenez on the wire… in the final 3 week push, do we drop Brandon Lowe (3 for his last 36) for some speed? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not loving it

      • Sandman says:
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        After seeing that he’s only had 2 SB in the last 14+ days – I agree . Thank you!

  49. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Teoscar headed to the IL with a rib injury. Expected to miss “serious time”.

    What a dick punch.

    Safe to drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        One of the more painful drops I’ve made in a while.

        • Fred Garvin MP says:
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          Except that time I ate that Turkey Burger that could best be described as “questionable”.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, brutal

  50. Trader says:
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    Streaming an OF today….

    Gardner v Kremer
    Solak v Dunn
    Canha v Richards
    Mazara v Mize
    CDick v Glasnow
    Peralta v Cueto

    Who you got?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many do you need?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess one — I’d go Gardner

      • Trader says:
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        Sorry. Yes, one. Got him.

        • Trader says:
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          Wish I didn’t lol

  51. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – rec’d a couple trade offers in my keeper league. I’m in first looking for average and counting stats, in particular with my loss of Teoscar (unsolicited post title – And Teoscar Goes To The IL).

    Anyway, which side do you like in these trades. Again, primarily looking for average with runs/rbi. So if the trades are close / meh I’d just hold.

    Nonkeeper Springer for Julio Urias ($7 keeper) + Clint Frazier ($4 keeper)

    Nonkeeper Muncy (who has 4 games in COL next week) for Urias and Solak ($4)

    I would not be keeping either of Urias or Frazier, but would def use them as trade chips.

    I might be able to get muncy for Urias straight up, but not Springer.

    Solak and to a lesser extent Frazier represent fairly bankable average, though Springer is hitting .300 last 7 days.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…nice… meh on the trades

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks! He came back with a couple others. Which side do you like?

        1. Matt Chapman ($10 keeper) for his Machado ($31 keeper) and Carrasco (nonkeeper)

        2. Chapman and my Julio Urias ($7 keeper) for his Machado Carrasco and Albies ($12 keeper)

        3. Chapman and Urias for Machado and Gallen ($14 keeper)

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Chapman
          2. Albies
          3. Gallen

  52. frankgrimes says:
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    Nooooo not Teoscar!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It suuuucks

  53. JC says:
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    It seems like rookie starting pitchers are enjoying great success this year – at least in their first starts:
    Sixto, Kremer, Deivi, McKenzie, Anderson, Rogers, castellini, L Garcia.

    Unusual or am I just paying more attention since I do not roster one of them?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sometimes rookie pitchers sneak thru a couple of good starts before hitters know them

      • JC says:
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        For sure. I was worried about their blowups plus the familiarity hitters gain after facing the same teams in a short period of time… could lead to some ugliness. We shall see

  54. Cohen says:
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    Oliveras or Willi Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oliveras

  55. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Thanks for the help above! He came back with a couple others. As a reminder, I have points to lose and again with slight changes in AVG, so any help does a lot to protect my current hold on 1st… Which side do you like in these,”?

    1. Matt Chapman ($10 keeper) for his Machado ($31 keeper) and Carrasco (nonkeeper)

    2. Chapman and my Julio Urias ($7 keeper) for his Machado Carrasco and Albies ($12 keeper)

    3. Chapman and Urias for Machado and Gallen ($14 keeper)

    Thanks again!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Sorry, you answered, ignore me! Happy Labor Day weekend

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  56. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I received two trade offers and wanted your thoughts on them.

    1) I trade Michael Brantley ($30) and I get Javier Baez ($33). Not sure about this one.
    2) I trade JD Martinez ($39) and I get Alex Bregman ($35)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Baez and Bregman

  57. Scott Kimmel says:
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    doesnt it weaken my OF? All I will have left is Adell,Alvarez (will lose OF eligibility), Castellanos, Robert, Rosario and Senzel. what worries me about Baez is he doesnt walk enough

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      Grey,

      Would you trade Chad Green ($5) for Paul DeJong and something between 3-$6 in salary?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        dejong is $17

  58. lct says:
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    Austin Slater, Randy Arozarena or Alex Dickerson for next 3 weeks? Thanks as always.

  59. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Please choose one of the following I need to ride the ROS to replace my Teoscar with:

    Belt, A. Dickerson, Rodwy, DeJong, V. Reyes.

    Thanks again for your thoughts

  60. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Was offered the following trade:

    My: Blackmon, Yaz, Austin slater
    His: Ozuna

    I’d be able to grab 2 players off the waiver wire. Here’s
    My team:

    Roto 10-team, standard 5×5 categories

    C: Molina
    1B: Olson
    2B: Villar
    3B: Riley
    SS: Bogaerts
    MI: Brad Miller
    CI: belt
    OF: Harper, Acuna, Blackmon, Kyle Lewis
    UTIL: Grisham, Yaz
    BENCH: Austin Slater, Brandon Lowe
    IL: Garver

    SP: Darvish, Giolito, Lamet, Ryu, Sixto, Heaney, Plesac
    RP: Jansen, Melancon, Pressly, Devin Williams

    Thank you!

    • Sandman says:
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      He also offered the following trade:

      My: Blackmon and Austin Slater
      His: Eugenio Suarez

      Do you like any of these ? And which more if you do? Thanks!

  61. Steve says:
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    What’s up with Ketel? He’s been more like his 2017 self instead of last year’s breakout.

    You still holding him in an 8T redraft?

    Other options:

    Lourdes
    Segura
    Solak
    Giménez

    Thanks

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