Josh Rojas (2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI) was called up and played left field with David Peralta moving to the bench for the 2nd night in a row. I said to sell Peralta about three months ago, so I got no skin in that game and I’m not flustered by that flushing. Good night and good riddance, you 2018 career year-er! Grey’s got a take no prisoners attitude, which is what he says during his interview to be a prison guard. What a schmuck! Hey, that’s me!  Josh Rojas has been mentioned exactly zero times on Razzball.  A Googlewhack! (Razzwhack?) Likely because Rojas came on strong just this year, and previously appeared to be a Quad-A player, unless he’s a late bloomer. Hello Sharks!  My product is an underwear line for Cougars called Late Bloomers! The Prospectonator loves Rojas, giving him a 15/29/.260 over 150 games. That’s an absolute fire emoji.  I’m tentative for his playing time (are they benching Peralta indefinitely?), but I grabbed him in one league. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psych! Before we get into the roundup, just wanted to point out that we’ve started doing fantasy football videos at the top of the post. Anime Grey is learning the ways of the pigskin with sherpas, Donkey Teeth and Rudy. If you don’t watch, you will be labeled a traitor and sent to a hard labor camp, which would suck for you. Also, if anyone’s into a “Beat Rudy Gamble” NFFC league (it’s like the NFBC leagues we do), then join here. Use RAZZBALL25 code and get $25 off $150 entry and you can win a thousand or more smackeroos. BUT MAYBE YOU DON’T LIKE MONEY.  Anyway II:

Merrill Kelly – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.75. Well, that was ugly, naturally. It was in Coors. Streamonator is actually positive on Kelly for his next start, and that might be the 1st time all year I’ve seen that. Do you have the pants grapes it takes?

Jake Lamb – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .224.  Lamb in Coors = Bah-bah Arenado. Okay, math is way off there, but the sentiment remains.

Nick Ahmed – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato, sure, but beyond that, he’s in Coors. If you’re not picking up every hitter vs. the Orioles and in Coors, you’re not doing the batty call correctly.

Ryan McMahon – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer. McMahon goes into Coors and he becomes Triple H.

Luis Severino – Could face live hitters this weekend. Get those stethoscopes out on the on-deck circle!

Luke Voit – Ran sprints yesterday and said his hernia felt good, adding, “Wanna feel?”

Gleyber Torres – 4-for-8, 7 RBIs and his 24th, 25th and 26th homer. Should’ve likely been the lede today, but how many times can I talk about the Yanks beating up on the O’s?  Hitting against the O’s for Gleyber is like trying to get an infant to laugh with a peek-a-boo and tickle. Yo, O’s, Gleyber didn’t take your nose, he’s simply putting his thumb between his other fingers. Get a hold of yourselves! Torres vs. everyone except the O’s:  .261/.326/.420, .746 OPS; Torres vs. the O’s: .400/.474/1.060, 1.534 OPS. And that was entering yesterday! Now his OPS vs. the O’s is incalculable.

Cameron Maybin – 1-for-7 and his 8th homer. Not saying he’s good, but he has been good for the last–Oh, wait a minute, the Yanks are facing the Orioles, yeah, that’s right.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .263. The Yankees should have a rule: If you don’t hit a home run vs. the Orioles, you have to do 100 burpees. You also can’t google what a burpee is so we can have fun with Breyvic Valera trying to figure out what it is. By the way, Breyvic Valera is a player’s name and I didn’t randomly open a Game of Thrones book and point to a page.

Gio Urshela – 6-for-9, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .332. His full name is “Gee, O’s again? Yum!”

James Paxton – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.40. I heard Paxton has a problem with high-stress matchups, well, the O’s made him look pretty whatevs, so was this high stress? Was he trying to impress the O’s pitching coach? Because Steve Wilkerson could do that.

Gabriel Ynoa – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.93. Some say Ynoa, but the O’s ask Y not?

Anthony Santander – 3-for-8 and his 10th homer, hitting .304.  He’s hitting near-.330 with six homers since the break.  Can Santand-ya!

Trey Mancini – 2-for-9, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 28th and 29th homer. If you drafted Mancini, Soler and Yuli Gurriel in an AL-Only league, let me touch ya, you golden child.  Ooh, look at you, with your psychic abilities that you only use for fantasy baseball!

Tommy Pham – Out with a sore hand. That’s never good to hear. Most use their ears. Think you have to wait it out to see what the deal is with Pham. Can he deal with that hand? If not, Uno’s gonna suck in the Rays’ clubhouse.

Michael Chavis – Likely out a month with an AC sprain. Damn, in this heat? Scoop out the Icy from the Icy/Hot and pat your forehead!

Andrew Cashner – Demoted to the bullpen, after the Orioles said, “No take backsies!”

Jose Martinez – Will be out a month with an AC sprain. Wow, another AC issue. This is worse than The Blackout of 1978.  That was when our air conditioning went out and I had to rub my grandmother’s feet with ice cubes. *shudders*

Randy Arozarena – Called up to replace Jo-Ma. Fun Fact! Randy Arozarena is a name made-up by the Coen Brothers. Here’s what Prospect Mike said about him, “Arozarena crushed in AA (.396) but struggled a good bit when he was promoted to AAA Memphis (.232). He’ll likely start the 2019 season there and I doubt we see him before September. His profile is pretty balanced (a touch low on power), and also hates Grey.” Aw, c’mon!  Arozarena profiles like a prior-to-2019 Michael Brantley-type, solid average, some steals, some power, nothing glamorous, nothing awful. If he’s getting everyday playing time, I could see a deep mixed league flier.

Yadier Molina – Activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “When I said you should ask Paul where the staples are, I wasn’t insinuating anything about how he had his stomach stapled.”

Brandon Drury – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .232, and his three homers in nine games, which likely doesn’t mean anything because the Blow Jays scored 19 runs and juiced ball bazinga!

Randal Grichuk – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer. He never hits only one home run, so immediate hot schmotato.

Justin Smoak – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 19th homer. He could be hot; that is Smoak, after all. However, the Blow Jays really should move on from this schmohawk. Just DFA him. He does nothing for your team.

Danny Jansen – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. The homer came off Jeff Mathis, but it still counts.  Do you hear that, Javy Baez?

Willie Calhoun – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Quick, Rangers, get him out of the lineup!

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer. Quick, Rangers, send him down!

Rougned Odor – 2-for-4 and his 21st homer, hitting .208. Quick, Rangers, give Odor 600 ABs when literally any other team would’ve benched or DFA’d him two seasons ago.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.31. Man, dude, five girl readers, he’s a miserable own, right? I’m sorry I ever recommended him, and it was lots of recommending. He can’t just bear down when shizz goes sideways. Maybe at some point in his career, but right now I feel about him how I feel about Pineda. When it’s good, great, but there’s always a mollywhopping nearby.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 28th homer, hitting .310.  Just Dong because anything else wouldn’t be civilized.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .250.  The landmark .250!  Jo-Jo Ram’s gonna be an interesting one next year. People saw how awful he can be, which I foresaw months before everyone, but we know he can be decent too. So, where does that leave us? Prolly edge of top 25, but a smoking final six weeks can change that still.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer, and 1st for the Indians. Indians fans, “So, this is the guy that Grey said is like a $54 vending machine steak? Now I get it!” (No, you don’t.)

Carlos Santana – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 26th homer. Too bad the trading deadline has past, the Red Sox might’ve wanted to trade for Santana to stop their bullpen from bleeding. That whole not picking a closer is working out splendidly for Alex Cora.

Jose Suarez – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.57. Not sure why the Streamonator has a robot metal rod for Suarez, but I don’t trust him at all.

Kevin Newman – 2-for-5, 2 runs, and his 7th homer.  Hello Newman!

Josh Bell – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer. He took a two-month siesta, but he’s back in the lead for MLB RBIs at 95. Ribbies are whatever, said Pablo Sandoval never, but it shows you how ridiculous it is when people worry about guys on bad teams getting counting stats. The Pirates are not good; Bell still got RBIs.

Bryan Reynolds – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer. He’s breaking the glass ceiling on his power expectations. Speaking of which (terrible segue!), everyone should watch Blown Away on Netflix, a reality show about glass blowing. It’s so good I’m about to sign up for a glass blowing class and hopefully not burn my hands off my body.

Mitch Keller – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners 4 Ks, ERA at 7.94, as he was recalled from the minors. This was the absolute best case scenario for him — bad opponent, huge early lead — and he still barely looked passable. Don’t trust Pirates pitchers, unless they’re traded to another team.

Joey Lucchesi – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.25. Super stoked about starting him in a weekly league for his one start at home (yesterday), so now Joey Lucchesi of the Neapolitan Ice Cream Family can get sandwiched in his next road start.

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.73, as he barely wriggled out a save (27). The Mets might’ve broken Doolittle. The problem is if you’re handcuffing him, who are you going with, The Imaginary Dragon Slayer?

Howie Kendrick – 1-for-1 as he was activated from the IL. I’m told he didn’t get activated as much as burst out of Asdrubal’s stomach like Alien.

Matt Adams – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .244. It’s silly how my mind can’t let me get past me not bidding a dollar on Adams and instead going for Ryan Zimmerman in a deep NL-Only league. Wait, not silly, I mean painful.

Trea Turner – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .290. Sick of saying the same shizz — And that’s me quoting me!  Hot schmotato alert! GreyBot3000 overheating! Send supplies! — However, it is so annoying that Turner thinks I want freakin’ homers from him. Steal a base!

Freddy Galvis – Claimed off waivers by the Reds. I don’t want to be that guy, but what the eff are the Reds doing? Galvis is 100% prospblock, not even 1% valuable for a team who should be rebuilding. Start literally anyone but Galvis, you dumbnuts.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer. Ya gotta appreciate Winker’s commitment to not becoming a power hitter in these juiced-ball days. Takes a certain amount of gravitas to keep the ball down.

Aristides Aquino – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .429. Fun with sample sizes: Prorated stats for a 162-game season has Aquino with 4,505 homers.

Nelson Cruz – Diagnosed with a ruptured tendon in his wrist, which is the good news, apparently, because he’s going to resume hitting. This is good news like, “Bernie is dead, but we can use his house for the weekend for a party!” is good news.

  1. toolshed says:
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    Torres has 13 jacks vs the O’s this year! If I was there manager I would walk him just somebody else could hit a home run of of us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, exactly — throw Judge a bone!

  2. Alexander Martinez says:
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    great stuff. love the writing. quick question. does “hot schmotato” mean “pick up”, or “nothing to see here” because he really isn’t that good but just “hot”.

      • krazyivan says:
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        Thanks for the link. I went on trying to find out the 4020 reference and came out laughing so hard I was crying after going over the full glossary. Highly recommend it if you’re a fantasy baseball newbie like me.

        Unfortunately I found out I’m a Chronic Rosterbater.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, so am I!

  3. Crazy J says:
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    You can just be SUPER conservative and go with only TEN PERCENT of that amount for Aquino! 450 HR seems fair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but math don’t lie

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Aquino is a “Baha Man”. Second coming of Pedro Cerrano as he can’t hit a curve ball, or any other pitch that doesn’t go straight down the middle.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do worry he has Maas appeal

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            Exactly…I was looking through my old baseball cards a couple years ago and found that a 12-year old poop had SIX Upper Deck Kevin Mass rookie cards. Good thing my favorite player was Bo Jackson:(

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m lining my walls with Todd Van Poppel rookie cards

              • Crazy J says:
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                I assume KC has no reason to play, and therefore, no reason to get Mondesei up and running? Am I just making an ass out of u and me, or do you have any clarifying information?

                • Grey

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                  I agree, I’ve been saying he’s droppable

  4. toolshed says:
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    Josh Rojas Rojas bounced between left field, right field, third base and shortstop during his 8 games at Reno. He also has experience in his career at second base. Maybe the dbacks use him as a super utility player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be my guess, unless they are just done with Peralta

      • William Hung says:
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        dammit, Josh Rojas could be that Chris Taylor 2017 type that wins some people their leagues in 5×5 formats

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do like him

  5. toolshed says:
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    Speaking of AZ, carson kelly continues to hit 8th. He had another hr last night and is up to 17 in 268 plate appearances. He’s hitting .270 with a .362 obp. Nice call on him in your Catcher ranks! His counting stats would be much nicer if Lovullo would move him up and if AZ didnt start giving him semi regular AB ‘s until May. They are only 2.5 games out of wildcard spot. I guess lovullo hasnt thought about it yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Imagine if he just played most days… Do they really need Alex Avila?

  6. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!!

    Loved the report.

    Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 13

    Mexican Hayride, 1948

    Costello: iEl toro! iEl toro! iEl toro!

    Abbott: What are you doing here?

    Costello: You told me to find an empty seat.

    Abbott: Sit down, sit down, sit down. What are you trying to do? Ruin me?

    Costello: Me… ruin you? Hmph! Who was it that told me I had oil in my backyard? Who was it that made me sell that phony stock to my friends? That ran away with the money? That made Mary mad at me? If you’re getting tired of the “whos” I got a “what” for you… on second base.

    Abbott: There’s a guy gonna give me the dough after the bullfight.

    [Lou jumps up for no good reason.]

    Abbott: Sit still. Quiet.

    Costello: iOlé! iOlé! iOlé!

    Abbott: Sit down!

    Costello: Who’s the Swede they’re yellin’ for?

    Abbott: What Swede?

    Costello: Ole.

    Abbott: Play dead, will ya?

    Costello: “Play dead, will ya?”

    [Mimicking Abbott, the lowest form of humanity.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Nice!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        Thought I’d give u a break. Btw, signed up Lane Thomas (almost signed up Thomas Lane) and Sogard (just in time to bench him for tonight facing a LHP). ‘S ok, I moved Thomas into the U. Sogard has a 24 game on-base streak! The guy is money of late.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lane Thomas has been hot, but bleh

          • galica says:
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            Grey!!

            Well, looks like the Cards are going nowhere but they could still make the 2nd wildcard, the runner-up of the NL Central might not be the 2nd WC. JoMa is out so he’s got 100% job security. It could finally work out for him. Jays had him down for a while after he signed as an 18-year old. After the trade to STL, he’s been much better. But yeah, a bench bat bleh.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They called up Randy Arozarena, as mentioned in post

              • galica says:
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                Grey!

                Ever since I saw LeVar Burton in the Ron Leflore story, I’m a sucker for guys who have suffered in getting to MLB. Anyway, I’ll see what happens and will also consult Hittertron ’cause my momma didn’t raise no fool. Btw, since I paid for the SON deal (24.99$) I’ve been in 1st in my RCL. I did poorly just before that period so I will continue to consult the bot.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You trying to get yourself in a SON testimonial, aren’t you?

                  • galica says:
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                    Grey!!!

                    HAHA!!!

                    Signed up Rojas over Thomas for the U! Aledmys is also out there for the ‘Stros doubleheader against CHW. You like Aledmys over Sogard for tonight? I don’t have room, maybe Kingery could take a seat. So questions…

                    a. Sign up Aledmys over Sogard (bench bat facing a LHP)?
                    b. Roster Aledmys over Kingery for tonight?

                    Cheers,
                    Ante

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Caught you!

                      Go A

                • alied says:
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                  Dude you spelled 5th wrong…

  7. Trader says:
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    Moving on from Lucchesi….
    Please pick one from this list to stream.

    Gibson at Brewers (Gio)
    Gio v Twins (Gibson)
    Reid-Foley v Rangers (Allard)
    Quantrill v Rays (Kitterage)
    May at Marlins ( Hernandez)

    • Trader says:
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      Scratch May from the list. He was just picked up.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      But I want May!

      Others aren’t great options…Quantrill I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. LenFuego says:
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    So at the end of the season, Jo-Ram is going to be something like .268, 23 HRs, 35 SBs, 90 RBI, 90 runs … and everyone next year is going to be like “I could go for that right around where Grey ranked him last year”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  9. The Curly W's says:
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    This whole Rojas situation sounds like maybe an ImmacuLate Conception

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  10. Tony C says:
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    12 team H2H Danny Santana has gone cold as has Moustakas. Pickup Rojas, Arozarena, Kipnis, Enciarte or Drury? I prefer an IF but if OF is head and shoulders above rest I’d take him instead. Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Try Rojas over Danny for now

  11. Chuzwozza says:
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    Super work as always Grey!

    A question if I may – I have returned from an absence and there’s injuries all over the place. I have 2 DL spots. Who should I save out of Kimbrel, D Price, Mondesi, Dahl, L Gurriel Jr? Just cut the rest or risk holding on to anyone else?

    Thank you Fantasy Master Lothario

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Depends on the rest of your team and the league format. Lean toward holding Kimbrel and Mondesi and cut the others.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT — I’ve dropped Dahl and Price and Lourdes in different leagues

      • Chuzwozza says:
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        Seems fair, thanks gents. Was hoping not to have to think too hard myself as that’s usually when things go wrong but I’ll see what I can do!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  12. Tom says:
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    Who’s First to get to 20 homers, Mazara or Brantley?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

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    Apparently, ESPN does not know who Josh Rojas is. There are however, forty other Joshes to choose from. I would have put the over-under on Joshes at around 20. There are double that. Actually if Rojas is uncovered by the worldwide leader in sports there’ll be more than double that. If/when found, take the 41st Josh over Kingery or Robles? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

      Maybe over Robles, depends on how Rojas looks over next few days

    • knucks says:
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      As the resident ESPN ombudsman… I’d like to point out that they still have Jazz Chisholm playing for the Dbacks too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA! Nice

  14. Slappy Jack says:
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    mornin’ Team Razz

    anyone else notice Moustakas has been in a 2 month slump? (6hr, batting .230 since mid june)

    So, Moistakiss or Sano ? (robots still like Moose by quite a bit)

    also
    Willie or C-Dick as a 4th OF?
    RoS Player Rater has C-Dick by a good amount (-3 vs 8), but I am not as convinced, what do you guys think?

    and finally
    Anyone starting Wheeler today in Atlanta? ($8)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Mornin Slappy,
      Moose, Willie and I’m starting Wheeler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning!

      Yeah, have noticed on Moist

      I’d still go with him

      Agree with DT

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        thanks gents, much appreciated

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  15. Kingslayer says:
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    Diego Castillo ok to drop? Joe Palumbo, who returns to the rangers in a week, a decent speculative add?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      OK to drop Castillo but if Palumbo is really your best option then I’d just hold.

      • Kingslayer says:
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        Yeah it’s AL only and Diego is in a SP spot (He’s both RP and SP elgibility on CBS)

        I hear ya on Palumbo not being a great option I just feel like it’s a wasted space.

        Other top guys available are:

        Eovaldi, Danny Salazar, Smeltzer, and Daniel Norris. Slim pickings

        Still Hold Castillo anyway?

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Ah gotcha. I’d try Smeltzer. Norris and Eovaldi aren’t terrible options either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. uncle ernie says:
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    Morning Grey. From a keeper perspective would you rather. Yelich or Lindor. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yelich

      • uncle ernie says:
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        Forgot to mention Lindor salary is $13 and Yelich $24. Does that change your opinion. Thanks

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Makes it closer but still Yelich for me

    • Grey

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      Agree with DT

  17. Wa says:
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    We’re sitting Gallen @ Col today right? H2h points

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • LG Baseball says:
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        I’m rolling him out there! Wish me luck YOLO!

        LG

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yolo!

  18. Box says:
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    Drop Doolittle for Robles or Jimenez?

    Or roll the dice with Melancon?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d keep Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Prolly hold for now, but would go Jimenez if things don’t get better

  19. G says:
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    Hey Grey. How you feeling about Shark @Arizona this week for a streaming option. Wire is kind of thin but I can just roll with my guys also. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Shark has been good, I’d stream him there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Tuesday Grey & co; or as I like to call it, 6th best day of the week!

    Anyway, I need to give someone the boot so I can activate Canning for his start vs. PIT today. Below is my roster, let me know who should get voted off the island:

    12-team, 6×6 (OPS & QS), H2H, redraft league

    c: Realmuto
    1b: Alonso
    2b: Hiura
    3b: Machado
    ss: Bogaerts
    if: Rizzo
    of: Trout, Y. Alvarez, Aquino
    utl: Ohtani
    bn: H. Dozier, D. Gordon
    DL: Gallo,

    sp: Clevinger, Nola, Kershaw, Caleb Smith, Paddack, Gallen, Dustin May, Lucchesi, D. Lamet
    rp: Giles, Hendricks, Leclerc, A. Bradley
    DL: Woodruff, G. Canning*

    *max of 3 players on DL

    As always, I greatly appreciate your assistance

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d just lose Canning

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        simple enough I guess.

        SON seems to like his start today though.

        Is he worth activating, dropping someone else, and then dropping him tomorrow after his start today?

        Thanks again

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Do you need two bench bats? Doesn’t seem like a great format for Dee Gordon…

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            Thanks again; was holding Dee Gordon for the potential SB’s, but I’m not sure if them legs have any steals left

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with DT, lose Gordon

  21. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Wow, great football video! Anime Grey is sharp!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I received resumes for a Donkey Teeth and a Mule Nose, and I’m glad I chose right

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Too bad Horse Ass wasn’t in the market for a job

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hired by ESPN

  22. Cram It says:
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    I’ve been getting Error 524 “timeout” every time I try to log in through Tools. No biggie, just letting you know in case it’s a legit technical difficulty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll ping Rudy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no issues getting in, btw

      • Cram It says:
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        That was weird. It’s not working on my PC and wasn’t on my phone, but now it is on my phone. Carry on…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, cool

  23. Stream Weaver says:
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    What’s up Grey. I saw MJB on Saturday too with the wife! I have to say, “No More Drama” was legit live

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You were at Fantasy Springs? My dude!

      • Stream Weaver says:
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        Hell Ya!! I felt like a young man in there and I’m 38! Where was Nas??!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not gon lie, fave part was Not Gon Cry — where do you live?

          • Stream Weaver says:
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            Yes!! I have a lot of respect for her. Crying on stage but it was real.
            Redlands. About a little over an hour from there west on the 10

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice! Cougs and I are going to Steve Martin/Martin Short in October, like real old timers!

              • Stream Weaver says:
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                I saw that before the show started on the screen. I want to see that too

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You and the missus should go, we can get hot dogs before at the legendary Fantasy Springs Casino restaurant

                  • Stream Weaver says:
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                    If you’re buying I’m in haha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I got you for a hot dog!

                    • Stream Weaver says:
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                      Sounds good!

  24. YC says:
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    Hey Grey-the Cashner situation is what makes MLB unique vs the NBA and the NFL. In the NBA and NFL the worst player in each league is still better than the best player not in each league. As it should be. With the service time manipulation that’s hardly the case in the MLB. There are probably dozens of pitchers in the minors more qualified to start an MLB game than Cashner right now. How many catchers is Adley Rutschman better than now in the majors? Ted Williams played a full season at age 20. He would be held down now till he was 24 probably. The whole thing is nuts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t disagree

  25. jose says:
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    As the worst pitcher on my 10team H2H points keeper staff I think I still have to hold Rodriguez through his start this Sunday vs Baltimore? Maybe I don’t start him depending on how much I need the points for the week, but I’m not sure his replacements would be much safer….

    Lament @ PHI, Bassitt vs HOU, G Gonzalez vs MIN, Plesac vs NYY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those aren’t great options

      • jose says:
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        Yeah, I didn’t think so either. Probably going to roll with him for his start this weekend against BAL and then just see what the matchups are when the playoffs roll around in a couple weeks. Looking at the AL East schedule, I’ll probably be streaming his spot in the playoffs.

        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 Team H2H – I have Dahl on my DL and other OFs are Springer, Acuna and Domingo Santana. Would you drop Santana for any of these:

    Tauchman
    Santander
    J.D. Davis
    Brian Anderson
    Teoscar
    Mercado
    Yastrzemski
    Willie Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tauchman

  27. Fred says:
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    Which two would you start today

    JoRam vs. Sale
    Soler vs. Mikolas
    Rosario vs. Anderson
    Y Guerril vs. Cease and Nova (doubleheader)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JoRam, Rosario who?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Prolly Yuli anyway since DH

      • Fred says:
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        Eddie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, figured, but you gotta go Yuli in DH

  28. Bum Gardener says:
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    Need opinions on schmotato streaming…right now using Gardner for his Orioles series then dropping him for a Colorado Rockies bat at Coors but unsure which way to go. Tapia or McMahon?

    FWIW, pitchers for Miami are slated to be Alcantara, Hector Noesi, Yamamoto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McMahon

  29. Yes says:
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    Maybe we can crowdsource a Xanax prescription for pax. Though both his home runs did come on 0-2 counts, which I’ll leave you to draw conclusions on…

    Looking forward to any playoff games he starts, especially in yankee stadium. What if everyone stays really quiet, he might not get so nervous!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, instead of “make some noise” it’s ‘please be quiet’

  30. hankg says:
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    Who would you recommend out of the following for a “backup” closer – L. Jackson, D. Law or Jiminez? Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      Law

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jimenez

  31. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Another tater from Carson Kelly last night. I’ve been riding Narvaez all year, however his playing time has been dwindling as well as his production.

    Kelly 30 day wOBA .427 wRC+ 164 BABIP .222
    Season wOBA .372 wRC+ 128 BABIP .277
    Season 17 HR .274 AVG .924 OPS

    I’m in first place and have qualified for my league playoffs in large thanks to you, DT, others and this site. Thank you.

    My question is would you continue to ride Narvaez with the hopes he regains his form, or make the switch to Kelly? Seattle is toast and the D-Backs are still battling.

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      Go with Kelly

      • saint says:
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        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  32. jose says:
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    In my 10 team h2h keeper league should I add Urshela over any current hitters?

    Garver
    Freeman
    Albies
    Bryant
    T Turner
    Brantley
    Acuna
    Betts
    Correa
    Hiura
    Dozier

    It’s a stacked lineup, but being only a 10 team keeper league, almost all of the lineups are stacked. Going for it this year so not too worried about the keeper aspect of any drops.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

      • jose says:
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        Yeah I didn’t think so either. I am carrying Eloy as a bench bat, hoping something clicks in the next couple of weeks to show that he’s worth a playoff spot. I generally don’t carry a bench bat during the playoffs in h2h leagues.

        Would you drop Jimenez for Urshela in the short term with the idea that one of them is getting dropped for another pitcher when the playoffs roll around?It’s been hard to hold him, but dreaming on the power showing up for a true 35-45 homer hitter in a keep forever league has been the idea.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Redraft? You can move on

          • jose says:
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            It’s a keeper league. Treating it similar to a redraft league with a “go for it now” approach. Still hard to drop Jimenez.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can’t drop Eloy in a keeper if he’s a keeper

              • jose says:
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                Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  33. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Doing a bit of roster checkup

    C- Vazquez
    1B- Bellinger
    2B- Hiura
    3B- JD Davis
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Betts, Benintendi, Alvarez
    UTIL- Story
    B- Kingery, Contreras
    IL- Mondesi

    SP- Paxton, Lynn, Flaherty, Fiers, Hendricks, [Stream/SAGNOF]
    RP- Hendriks, LeClerc, Neris, Melancon, Law

    I’ve been thinking about picking up a couple of guys:
    1. Matt Olson – Trade Analyzer has his value = Benintendi
    2. Berti/Eaton for steals… don’t look now but Eaton looks like he’s starting to warm up a little bit

    Do you think my offense is good enough across the 5×5 landscape? I’ve lost steals for the first time all year in back to back weeks. Benintendi & Betts have not stolen a base in 2 weeks… it’s such a killer

    • Cram It says:
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      There are 6 weeks left, it doesn’t matter if it looks good on paper. You know where you need to make up stats. I would drop a catcher for Olson or steals, depending on which makes up more ground for you.

      • William Hung says:
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        i forgot to point out it’s H2H so it’s a weekly thing… but yeah, in that case I’m thinking of rolling the dice on Rojas then who has the upside of going all 5 cats given everyday PT

      • William Hung says:
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        In other news, I can’t wait to watch tonight’s game between the Mets and Braves – it’s been a while since these 2 teams played in anything resembling a meaningful game. I’m hoping Matz ignores his homebody tendencies tomorrow and actually pitches a good game

        • Cram It says:
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          Matz scares the sh*t out of me tomorrow. Now would not be a good time for the Mets’ hot streak to end…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            So scared by Matz, I benched him in leagues

            • Snacks Zillion says:
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              Ha, me too!

            • Josh Freeman says:
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              Grey,

              but do you like Matz next week with 2 home starts vs. CLE and ATL?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yes, Josh

            • Cram It says:
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              I benched him this week in NFBC…and replaced him with a dummy guy who isn’t playing. Because that’s how few options I have!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha, been there!

                • Cram It says:
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                  I’m still indignant over how shiite my pitching is, because I really made an effort to get depth, with the right mix of veteran innings eaters and upside. Meanwhile, 90% of them have hit the DL multiple times, got sent to AAA, got sent to the bullpen, or their name is Joe Musgrove or Steven Matz. Like why is THIS year your worst year ever? Ok that’s the last time I’m gonna bitch about it!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ha, I’m with you on that in other leagues… German Marquez was not the ace I thought and I own Matz in multiple leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Contreras for Rojas works for me

  34. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Want to drop 2 — Ian Happ; Brian Anderson; Mike Tauchman; and Cory Dickerson?

    • Cram It says:
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      Anderson, Dickerson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  35. HappyJax says:
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    Sit one today…
    1. Clevinger at home vs. Red Sox (Sale)
    2. Flaherty @ KC ( Sparkman)
    3. May @ Miami (Yamamoto)
    Thx.

    • HappyJax says:
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      Sorry, forgot one more – Bumgarner at home vs. Oakland (Anderson)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty

  36. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    is segura a drop in 12 team leagues? Reynolds, Rojas, D’Arnaud, Sano are all available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Reynolds is best, I’d try Rojas if can platoon

  37. Jah says:
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    Everybody/Anyone willing to help….
    I’ve been reading my Razzball this year. Tied for first place, currently on a 7 game/week winning streak! Trying to make it 8 in a row this week while beating the other first place team. 10-team H2H points league.

    We are limited to 8 starts per week and I have 12 to choose from (below). Wins (10pts), IP (1.5pts) and K’s (1pt) are the main drivers.

    I think I can safely remove the (bottom two) Folty and Wheeler starts.
    Starts @ CIN are tough, but i can’t bench Flaherty the way he’s pitching lately, right? Even though its vs. Bauer, i can’t really bench Strasburg? Am i trusting Aaron Sanchez away and against Mike Fiers? Keuchel at home vs. the red hot Mets?

    Flaherty @ KC (Sparkman)
    Bumgarner v. OAK (Anderson)
    Darvish @ PHI (Smyly)
    Wheeler @ KC (Sparkman)
    Bumgarner @ ARZ (Gallen)
    Corbin v. MIL (Houser)
    Strasburg v. CIN (Bauer)
    Flaherty @ CIN (Wood)
    A. Sanchez @ OAK (Fiers)
    Keuchel v. NYM (Matz)

    Wheeler @ ATL (Fried)
    Foltynewicz v. LAD (Ryu)

    Excluding the bottom two (Wheeler/Folty), what other two starts would you eliminate? I’m leaning Keuchel and Sanchez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      Yu, Keuchel

  38. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    They are trending in opposite directions right now, but who do you value more in a keeper forever – Gleyber or Rhys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, close, I’d lean Rhys

  39. Gotime says:
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    12 team H2H keeper, have Lucchesi for next year at $1 is he worth a hold or drop him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on other keepers, $1 is decent

  40. steve stevenson says:
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    H2H 7×7 cats league (L and HLD), Aaron Sanchez or Lamet ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  41. Cohen says:
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    Grey, two questions
    Start Eloy at home vs Grienke/Cole or
    Ender home vs Wheeler?
    Better streamer
    McKay at SD or
    May at Miami?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

      May

      • Cohen says:
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        Thank u
        Follow up question
        Flaherty at Kc or
        McKay at SD?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flaherty

  42. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In an NL only keeper, should I drop Edman or Van Meter for Josh Rojas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      VanMeter

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        How do you rank Arozarena in relation to those three?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Also above VanMeter

  43. Chapstick says:
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    Rojas is FINALLY added to ESPN roster…wasn’t there when I checked around midnight (BTW, ESPN has been absolutely horrible this year).

    Who do you like rest of season (with no particular needs) – Rojas or Luis Urias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ESPN is the worst

      I’d try Rojas

  44. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Ian Happ or JD Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  45. J-FOH says:
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    Greysito…what’s happening my brotha from my Jersey motha. I skimmed this and my three takeaways are razzwhack…$54 dollar vending machine steak…blowing glass. Good to see nothing has changed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watch Blown Away on Netflix! It’s so good!

      • J-FOH says:
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        It’s been on my list. I’m getting there

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I commissioned a piece from one of the artists, I want you to watch and guess which one

          • J-FOH says:
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            Is it a bong?

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Glass penis statue?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA, it’s a clear sausage, Donkey!

              • J-FOH says:
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                so a bong shaped like a sausage

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Technically, chorizo, but yes

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    you know you are buttering up to me with that chorizo comment

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Targeting my audience!

  46. pinkman says:
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    Woohoo! Count me in for views on Razzball advice videos throughout the football season. The RB video made me LOL on the train, much appreciated. That Gase eyes gag had me dying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice… Props to DT!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Thanks, Pinkman!

      Grey nails the delivery on these things!

  47. godshamgod1 says:
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    Can i just drop Gary Sanchez for Will Smith?

    Well i know i can but would you recommend that?

    12 team league and its not like Sanchez is worth anything on the trade market and i dont want him to crater my average the last month and a half i guess for those last half dozen home runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  48. LaRockakis says:
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    Mancini, Mancini!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s sucking my soul

      • LaRockakis says:
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        :(

        He is giving me life, as the kids say. Also helps having at least one player to watch during this horrific season by my O’s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, glad he’s sparking joy for one of us

          • LaRockakis says:
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            Sparks joy. Haha! (Grey cackle)

  49. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    any change might help here with PHI as they really shouldn’t have a .738 OPS overall with that lineup based on those hitters’ histories. but bringing in the tractor man doesn’t seem like it’ll help much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Charlie Manuel lives!

      • jason batteiger says:
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        you seeing this on pham, he even admits he’s refusing to go on the DL. such a c$#^. he hurts the whole team (not to mention us if we own him) by playing badly while hurt, doesn’t give a shit, will likely get more hurt and certainly not less hurt while playing with a finger break. wainwrong as the “player coach/team leader” taught STL players this same b.s. the last 5 or so years (he’s actually healthy THIS year), last year it infected about 7 players, lying about injuries then playing like shit or getting even more injured (a.reyes’ lone start last year really stands out here, ripped his lat out entirely while trying to prove to pitching coaches/medical staff that he was “fine”). my guess is pham was already like this though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pham did have that injury last year that he came back from and was great for final 6 weeks

          • jason batteiger says:
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            true, but i’m pretty sure he at least took a 10 day DL stint to rest it, and clearly hasn’t been too good with it for a while now just lately.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, you’re prolly right

  50. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Loved the video, I live in the Florida Keys and saw Gase out one day down here. All he was missing was Bennys rape rug-dude is creepy AF!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  51. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Thoughts on Dustin May ROS? Is he a must add over any of these guys…..Kyle Hendrick, Cole Hamels or Aaron Sanchez(I’m guessing no)? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like May over Sanchez, but likely close

  52. Blaster says:
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    Joey Luchessi or Jeff Samarzija?

  53. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    Currently enjoying a two week bye week after finishing in the top spot of my 12 teamer heading into playoffs, thanks for all of your help man. Looking two weeks out…Colorado plays seven straight games at home at the beginning of my semifinal matchup…would you grab Tapia hoping that he continues to capitalize with Dahl out and drop either Dickerson or Diaz, or would you hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whatup J,

      Diaz who? Yandy? Edwin? Drop Dickerson prolly for Tapia

      • J-Money says:
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        Sorry man…Isan.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, can lose him over Dickerson

          • J-Money says:
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            Right on, thanks man

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  54. Venting Opinions: Figured whichever contender got Bumgarner would win it all. No takers! Want to slap Baldelli using Rogers day after 2IP 30+ pitches. If I recall he’s done it more than once.
    PT bitches: please just leave Newman at leadoff – got to believe V. Robles would thrive in 2 hole, and how about just letting Calhoun play?
    Can’t argue with D. Roberts record BUT, it’s time to prepare a closer (J. Kelly?) just in case and a starter (Urias?) for the playoffs. Stretch the latter out and go win the Series! They’re saying Urias will start NEXT year. Dodger fans don’t want to hear NEXT year.
    Ever wonder what Trout would do if he was surrounded by some talent? Ever wonder what the W-L split is for teams using “openers” as a regular practice? Guessing .500 – Smitty OUT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, Smitty! I hope Baez gets some saves, but Roberts hasn’t managed in three years, he’s coasting on a great team

      • William Hung says:
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        Easier job – San Diego weather person or Manager of the Dodgers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, awesome

      • Like Baez too. At least he got away from platooning Bellinger LOL!
        BTW thanks for the Will Smith advice, kid has been money

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! No problem

  55. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Two things for ya Grey

    1) Don’t understand this Phillies’ signing of Charlie Manuel. I mean I get it since hes a legend for them but…the phils really think, in the age of analytics where even their manager is always on an adderall-fueled maniacal analytical binge, that bringing in Manuel who is 3/4 of his way to his century bday is going to solve their hitting woes? The guy who had his best years when hitters were just trying to put the ball in play and choke up on a guy throwing 96 mph? I could be totally wrong but IDK man…

    2) Saw this on reddit and knew you needed to hear it:

    If Boyd goes 7 1/3 today giving up 4 AND takes a loss, his season numbers would be sitting at: 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA, giving up 69 ER this season…… nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Charlie Manuel is the greatest of all time before greatest of all time was changed to GOAT

      2. WOW

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Glad to see that second one made the tweeter *insert cool guy emoji* that’s so crazyy!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that is nuts

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Or ‘the nuts’ as in poker

  56. Steve says:
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    Better RP for Saves: Alvarado or Baez?

    You trust McKay down the stretch or just a streamer? (10T 5×5)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…I’d try Baez

      Streamer

  57. GarytheCableGuy says:
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    Grey!

    Basic question but what’s your thought on Machado vs Correa? Is Correa’s recent good stretch better than reality, and Machado’s cold stretch worse than reality?

    Essentially, who to target ROS? (aside from ROS player Rater info)

    Got a hole at SS and could maybe sway owners.

    Thank You!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Machado, don’t think it’s that close

  58. Sup? says:
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    Sup?

    Which side of this trade do you prefer – 16 team H2H Points?

    Juan Soto
    Josh VanMeter
    Buster Posey
    Evan Longoria
    Adam Wainwright

    or

    Shin Soo Choo
    Josh Donaldson
    Gary Sanchez
    Corey Seager
    Matthew Boyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  59. pugs slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    SAGNOF is going to be really important for me the upcoming weeks to secure the S category. I am currently in 1st by only 2 games. After this week’s match up, I will play 2 teams in a row that have 2-3 guys who get Saves.

    NL-Only H2H 5×5.

    My current pitching staff:
    SP – Bauer, Ryu, Corbin, Mikolas, Wood, Quantril, Houser, Beede
    RP – Yates, Kimbrel (IL), Jackson, Brice

    Next Week’s Match up:
    SP – Marquez, Teheran, Gallen, Lyles, Davies
    RP – Jansen, Neris, Martin, Gant, Newcomb, Pivetta

    Following Week’s Match up:
    SP – deGrom, Flaherty, C. Smith, Velasquz
    RP – Oberg, Lugo/Diaz, Stanek, Iglesias

    Neither team has an abundant amount of SP although the latter (following match up) has some good ones. I don’t foresee him making many moves. Next week’s might stream 1 or 2 starters.

    A) I’ll need to make space for Kimbrel when he’s activated, so one SP/RP will have to go. Most likely that will be Beede based on his match up next week @CHC. I will drop Beede for one of the guys below (B) that are on FA until Kimbrel is activated.

    B) Please rank the top 5 of the following RP you’d like on your roster for SAGNOF, including Brice and Jackson. FAs – Rodney, Baez, Strickland, Gausman, Hudson, Albers, Jeffress, B. Parker, G. Holland.

    C) From Yesterday’s question about swapping out Yonder/Parra for a hitter – I ended up not picking up Arozarena, and went with Naylor instead given he’s hitting 2nd and playing 4-5 times a week.

    D) When Soto returns to the lineup (possibly today) I will need to pick up a possible bench bat. Please rank: R. Ortega (just called up by ATL), L. Thomas, Camargo, or Galvis?

    E) Drop Parra for one of the RPs in (B) and go w/o a bench bat.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Okay

      B. You ranked 1st three

      C. That works

      D. Camargo

      E. Yeah

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        Just to clarify:
        B) Jackson, Brice, Rodney, Baez, Strickland?

        Also, If Parra ends up getting more PT for some reason, would you rather have him or Longoria? I know you think Longoria is boring, and would roster Camargo over him, but he gets everyday ABs. At least Parra has INF eligibility, I have the flexibility with him and Camargo if I were to drop Longoria.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          B. Jackson, Rodney, Baez

          Longo and Parra are not good — I like Camargo, have no preference between Longo and Parra

          • pugs slugs says:
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            I agree that Longo and Parra are not very good, just not a lot of options right now in NL-Only. If he were more durable, I’d just go with Howie Kendrick.

            I blew it and made two premature drops (had trouble finding the term, but definitely was a result of Chronic Rosterbation) before last week’s match up. The first was dropping Happ for Bauer rather than Quinn. The Cubs had sat Happ out 4 in a row, and Quinn was filling in more regularly, and I wanted his speed. Then Happ hit 4 bombs including 2 GS last week.

            The second, and most painful drop was Aquino for Longoria. He was 0-6 with 3 Ks, and I thought he might struggle at first, so I’ll go with the guy that gets everyday ABs out of the #3-5 spot.

            Those two moves cost me 3 categories last week against the #2 team. I went 3-5-2, but should have gone I should have a 6 game lead (and almost guaranteed 1st place finish), but I made a huge mistake. Hindsight, right?? I mean, who would have ever thought they could put up 15/10/21 R,HR,RBI between them. The team I was playing had crazy hitting stats lead by: Albombso, Sexy Dr.P, FTJ, Baez, Renfroe, and J.D. Davis.

            Luckily, I have a great offense anchored by Tilldaddy, Rendon, Rizzo, Harper, Hoskins, and Escobar. Also have Will Smith , C. Hernandez, Inciarte, and Naylor. It’s a solid NL-Only lineup, but more power is always better.

            • pugs slugs says:
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              *Should have gone 6-4 last week.*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You dropped Aquino for Longo? Oh man

              • pugs slugs says:
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                Tell me about it. SMH =(

  60. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    So apparently Miguel Sano splits are a thing…
    vLHP .286/.354/.622
    vRHP .216/.325/.515

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, he’s getting eaten by righties

      • Coolwhip

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        so looked at the remaining games for week, only LHP hes facing is Pomeranz @MIL tomorrow and Minor @TEX on friday… i’ll go on a limb and say those will be HR days for him this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good call!

  61. Nick says:
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    Grey

    2B (maybe Keeper for 2020) i have Altuve now
    Urias
    Chris Taylor
    Or Rojas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  62. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hi Albright. I’ve been running two businesses, fighting a lawsuit and working 15 hours a day and I’ve got 2 first place NFBC teams out of 3. And I’m pretty sure my children are still alive. And in the kids league where wins will likely decide it, we streamed Fedde and Keller for double start weeks yesterday. I may or may not be Batman.

    You winning all your shit?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Also we ARE doing Vegas next year so start asking permission now

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Also did you watch Keller. Some of the hits were soft contact. All singles. He went to the yellow hammer over the slide piece for primary secondary which was a good idea.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s Anne Sullivan’s job! Hey oh! Um, no I didn’t watch Keller, SON always likes him, I can’t pull the trigger on him, but seems ok in matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not all of my leagues… WTTF lawsuit? Someone try to steal OaktownSteve moniker on another fantasy site’s comment section? Not cool OaktownSteve, II!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Rudy is bragging the shit out of his ME team. Every time he tweeters it he parentheticals his overall standing HASHTAG HUMBLE RUDY

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I haven’t heard much about Rudy’s ME team (Kidding, I’ve heard!)

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I just dropped a check for 30K to settle up with some rough terrible beast who was supposed to be a partner. And it was worth it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, that sucks, man, sorry that happened

  63. KrazyIvan says:
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    Lineup madness:

    Conforto vs Braves -Fried
    Choo vs Jays- opener then Pannone
    Odor (same as Choo)
    McMahon (in Coors) vs Gallen
    Sano vs Brewers -Anderson
    Reynolds vs Angels- Canning

    Need to bench one and can’t figure it out.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  64. HappyJax says:
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    Garver or d’Arnaud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D’Arnaud

  65. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Are we still in on Mercado, or is the party over?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Party’s waning, guy by the punch drunk is talking politics and people are leaving

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Thanks.

        I can’t quit Joc, though. He seems like the kind of guy who could get some disco classics pumping at any minute.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Joc’s been bad for months

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Hmmm, .253, .344, 12 R, 10 RBI and 4 HR in the last month. It’s not Yelich but it’s not *terrible*. Lots of other guys on waivers could match or better it tho, which I guess is your point.

            • Grey

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              Hmm, he had been better than I remembered… Maybe it was June to July

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                He is a bit all or nothing. Elsewhere, any interest in Beede tomorrow? He’s the best available guy in my league for tomorrow according to SON.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m starting Beede at home, not in away games, so if he’s home…

                  • Stephen Lyon says:
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                    Thanks. And Shafer? Looks like Law is the guy there, no? (I own him)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Lose Shafer, it’s Giles or Law

  66. Db says:
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    Starting gallen In Colorado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  67. harley earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Aquino!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, again?

  68. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Just stopping back in to point out that Carlos Santana is the 16th best player on the YTD Rater for Yahoo 6×6 OBP leagues (29th for standard ESPN leagues), and fifth best first baseman.

    And I drafted him 174th. #notsohumblebrag

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fairly quiet year from him too, besides your periodical mentions, I forget about how good he’s been…

  69. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Pollock or Brian Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  70. uncle ernie says:
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    Acuna or Bregman keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna

      • uncle ernie says:
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        Now he’s offering Bregman and Yelich for Acuna. Very Tempting.

  71. William Hung says:
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    About to hit the real life / fantasy collision course if Melancon comes in for the save against the Mets

    Own Melancon but I def want the Mets to take this and laugh at the Braves bullpen #LGM

  72. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Who do you own ROS in a roto saves chase:

    Greene or
    Alvarado

    Thanks!

  73. Woooooooo says:
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    Jack “Ric Flair” ety

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