Dodgers announced their top pitching prospect Josiah Gray will make his major league debut today. There’s gonna be so many Grays/Greys in the majors, it’s gonna be like 50 Shades of Grey, and you’re gonna be pouring candle wax on your nips while drafting your fantasy teams. “Ow, Grey, please let me just type up this memo to HR without you tweaking my areolae!” That’s gonna be you wishing you could get all these Gray/Greys out of your head. But. You. Can’t. *Cue evil laugh that turns into a coughing fit* So, here’s Prospect Itch with the sitch, “(Josiah Gray) played 72 games at shortstop across his two college seasons but shifted to the mound full-time as a pro and has been incredibly effective in his brief career. At 6’1” with excellent ride on his his four-seamer and two benders he can bury, Gray’s traits are ideal for succeeding in the pitching paradigm that dominates our game now. His athleticism enables plus command that might be elite when all is said and done and has been good enough already to limit batters to just four home runs across four levels of minor league baseball–three of those coming in the hitter friendly California League. The Dodgers didn’t need his assistance in 2020, but I suspect he was ready to succeed if called upon and will be eager to answer the bell early in 2021. He’s a redraft target for me in deep leagues and someone I’ll be adding in shallow leagues when it seems his time is nigh. Gray is the man Grey is not.” Okay, not cool. His numbers are awesome this year — 12.6 K/9, 1.2 BB/9, 2.87 ERA, but he doesn’t seem able to rack up innings (15 2/3 IP). Never the hoo! I added JoJo Gray in two NL-Only leagues, and would grab him in the shallowest of mixed leagues too, if I needed to chase the upside dragon JoJo Pitcher, Your Career Is Calling. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Gavin Lux – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. Boy, that’s just his Lux! Corey Seager is due back on Wednesday, so tamp down your McKinstry pin flare.

Justin Turner – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Turner is red-hot, and he’s hitting well too.

Max Muncy – 1-for-2 and his 22nd homer. A guy named Max shouldn’t have another gear, but he keeps going.

Brandon Crawford – Hit the IL with a strained oblique. Oh well, you got two seasons’ worth of Crawford for the price you paid on draft day.

Buster Posey – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, as he was activated from the IL. Uncle Luke’s fantasy team “Pop that Posey, Pop-Pop that Posey” must be doing well.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-5 and his 10th homer. Everyone on the Giants is playing over their head, including Wilmer for crying out loud.

Kevin Gausman – 3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 1.84, as he returned to the club, after a family emergency. Well, now I have a fantasy emergency, so I need you to bear down, Gausman!

Jarren Duran – 1-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Duran out there saying no No Mas. He could’ve just said Un Mas, or Mas Mas, or XMas, where X stands for the integer he chooses on how many Mas’s he’s going to be Mas’ing. I would’ve said, “Mas and I’ll let you know at a later time when No Mas.” Because it’s impossible to know how many Mas’s it’s going to be. Any hoo! Duran looks good! He took yesterday’s home run out the opposite way, and he has 70-grade speed, i.e., can steal 40+ bags. Also, in yesterday’s game, Rafael Devers (1-for-4, 2 runs) added in his 23rd homer, as he gave an Un Mas; Hunter Renfroe (1-for-5, 4 RBIs) Mas’d it up with his 14th; Enrique Hernandez (3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 12th and 13th homer, or you might know him as Enrisqué Mas. Finally, Dannys Antana (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 4th homer. Dannys is a Mas-been.

Nick Pivetta – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 13 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.37. He got a huge early lead, then Pivetta let the tide take him out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W.

Alek Manoah – Hit the IL because he fell down the dugout stairs. Only excusable if you’re filming a Life Alert commercial.

Ross Stripling – 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.04. I’ll fondly recall what my seat feels like but I won’t ever be able to sit again.

Jazz Chisholm – Hit the IL, and my guess is he’s done for the season, but maybe a month or so, wait, that’s the season, I’m just riffing. Get it, you cool cats, it’s Jazz.

Miguel Rojas – 3-for-4 and his 5th homer, as he hit leadoff and played shortstop. Might see a little schmotato in a bottle with Chisholm out.

Garrett Cooper – Hit the IL. He’s been stricken by Gamelitis for the last few years. As soon as Cooper hits a home run, he gets injured for a month.

Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer, hitting .301. *screaming unintelligible* Thank you, Sexy Dr. Pepper!

Josh Bell – 1-for-5 and his 13th homer. I’m not going to dwell on how he only has three less homers than Sexy Dr. Pepper, because I’ve started a new positive way of thinking. Though, I keep thinking about how Seth Brown has 11 homers, but I’m not letting it drag me down!

Tres Barrera – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer. If Tres Barrera doesn’t sound like a luchador, then I’m not currently wearing a shiny mask, doing a dropkick off the top rope.

Trea Turner – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .319. The Nats have a Trea and a Tres. They need a Treb-Trer.

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.99, and he pitchslapped David Hess. Next year, Jon Lester in the Home Run Derby! Streamonator hates his next start, and I don’t disagree.

Tyler Glasnow – Feels good playing catch. Yeah, him and every 9-year-old with their dad.

Ryan Yarbrough – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.59. Hey, um, did someone smuggle 2019 baseballs into the games yesterday?

Shane Bieber – Played catch for the first time since his injury. Should fix him up with Glasnow and they can qualify for the Olympics of playing catch.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. Also, in this game, Yordan Alvarez (2-for-3, 2 RBIs) hit his 17th homer. Yordan and Franmil is the Spiderman pointing at himself meme.

Kyle Crick – Designated for assignment. Yo, the Pirates are nuts, bros and five lady-bros. They could’ve traded Crick before putting a giant DFA flag on him that he’s useless.

Caleb Smith – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.38. Ya know what’s gonna be cool? When Caleb shows up in camp next spring and needs Tommy John surgery because he didn’t go this year.

Pavin Smith – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first game a player with the very rare last name Smith homered in a start by a player named Smith. Then they burped. Should someone check on Elias?

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Edu-Escobar is literally the School of Rock.

Jake Woodford – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.06. Cards manufacture pitchers who out-perform their peripherals. Is there a little lucky pitcher factory in John Gant’s hair?

Dylan Carlson – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer. ‘Member when I thought Carlson was breaking out in April? Yeah, well, I was talking about acne, so I’m still right.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. Au Shizz!

Patrick Wisdom – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer. Ya know how everyone’s talking about what a great piece Kris Bryant would be for a contender? On our 30-day Player Rater, Wisdom’s been better than Bryant, and it’s not that close.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer. Albombso!

Dominic Smith – 1-for-5 and his 10th homer, and eight homers in the last two months. April and May were so bust-worthy that he put himself in too big of a hole to dig out for season-long stats, but he was kind of a 2nd half guy last year.

Michael Conforto – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, and four homers in the last week-ish (the break hurts my brain counting days), and Conforto is the type to be the hottest hitter in all of baseball for a month. Absolutely should get back in.

Jeff McNeil – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .260. Crazy how terrible all the Mets hitters have been, but the glass-half-full way of looking at that is they’re due.

Edwin Diaz – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.30, and yet another blown save. Trevor May (2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.31, and his 3rd save) would be the guy who I’d grab, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Mets trade for Dick-Rod or Kimbrel in the coming days.

Shohei Ohtani – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.21. The Angels’ trademark of having a player who is the greatest to ever play baseball continues as they stick the landing in 4th place in their division. It truly is incredible.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .235. Getting people asking about dropping Laureano. Hey, I didn’t accidentally put Laureano in the top 100 for the 2nd half.

Cole Irvin – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.42. Streamonator is barely positive for Irvin’s next start, and, honestly, I wouldn’t mess with him in away games. Even if it’s the M’s, one of the worst hitting teams in history.

Kyle Gibson – 5 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 2.86. That’s what the Rangers get for not trading him during the break. Y’all ding dongs and Gibson’s trade value got dinged and donged.

Akil Baddoo – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .278. Picked up Yabba Dabba Baddoo about a month ago and never considered dropping him.

Casey Mize – 4 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.44 in 54 pitches, and he refused to shake Hinch’s hand as he came off the mound. Gonna see a lot more of pitchers either getting scratched or scratching their head at being pulled for no reason, as innings are throttled.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .285. Said he could be heating the schmotato back up yesterday, and today I’m reaffirming.

Luis Robert – Will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday. Hey, did the the White Sox trade for Wilford Brimley and the Cocoon pool pod?

Yoan Moncada – 2-for-7, 7th homer, 2nd homer in two days, and I keep saying he could be one of those guys who has a huge 2nd half, think: 20/10/.300.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.94, and out on 89 pitches. Not sure why Tony Lol Russa keeps pulling Lynn so quickly. Let my man Lance Lynn loose!

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer. Gotta provide more run support for Lynn than just a solo homer, which is what I whispered into my dreamcatcher as I floated it out to sea. Chance Sisco is a lot like my dream catcher, because they’re both useless!

Gavin Sheets – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. The White Sox could roll out a rake dressed in Freddy Krueger’s flannel and it would have a productive month.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer. The year is 2087. The climate scientists are saying it’s not safe to go outside. Nelson Cruz, wrapped in aluminum foil, is leading the league in homers at the age of 107.

Mitch Garver – 2-for-3 and his 9th and 10th homer, as he was activated from the IL. He returns after having surgery on his testicle. *slowly crosses legs* Props to Mitch Garver. If I were him, I wouldn’t be able to watch the ball drop in Times Square without getting the shakes.

 
  1. Bryan says:
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    Dropped Voit for Loubob, seem like the right play it a horrible mistake?

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Voit is IL’d’ Lou Bob is on his way back…..why not.

  2. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!!

    What a report! Chock full of goodness like 80s Cocoa Puffs!

    a. Thanks for the heads up on Josiah. I dropped MadBum for him, should be all right – the move?

    b. Wisdom and Baddoo everywhere.

    c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for July 20, 2021

    Mr. Smythe: ‘Sir, this lady is my wife. You should be ashamed.’

    Ronald Kornblow: ‘If this lady is your wife, YOU should be ashamed.’

    Kronblow=Groucho; Smythe=Paul Harvey

    A Night in Casablanca

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for July 20, 2021

    ‘I would probably hit .240 with about 18 home runs. I’m 53 years old, brother.’

    (During the 1999 season, when asked what kind of numbers he’d produce.)

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Hopefully!

      B. Nice

      D. Haha, prolly

  3. Ivan says:
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    Haven’t caught one of your articles in awhile, made me laugh as usual. Great insight like always, thanks for being you.

  4. Five-on-One says:
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    M Rojas or J Lowrie to replace Yordan in my U slot?

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Yordan is only DtD….not on the IL….if you are looking for a day or two replacement, check matchups and listen to the robot……

  5. Waldorf says:
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    Grey is it ok to drop Moose at this point? I always worry decisions like that will haunt me later, but once you’ve been living with more hurt guys than IL slots and are fighting for a playoff spot bc of so many injuries this year, decisions probably need to be made

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      OK to drop, but Im not nearly that Greyt.

  6. Steve says:
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    I was offered Blackmon and Hayes for my Conforto. Yay or nay? Thanks, Grey!

    • Ozone Ranger says:
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      Father Time has Blackmon firmly in his clutches. Power and speed are both gone. I just traded him myself for some Hader action.

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Blackmon is almost irrelevant to the deal unless you are really tight on roster space, or very deep league.

      Do you need a 3B in Kebryan or the OF?

      Conforto could get hot, but its needs based to me.

  7. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Soto!! Now just tell Story that!

      • Cunning Linguist says:
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        And yell at that damn Bellinger. He almost looks like he has mono or so me thing. Look at his eyes. Maybe I am imagining. For a minute I actually believing Biden really won.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, I know he looks terrible

  8. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    desperately need some pitching next week.
    1) would you trust Means coming back (MIA; @Det)?
    2) would you trust Snell with 2 homies (OAK; COL)?

    Thanks!

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      If you have to pick 1, its Means

      If you are really desperate Snell at home is a better proposition than Road Snell…..if its daily, I might skip the OAK and just roll him out against COL

      • J-Money says:
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        Means is @TB tonight, same state but wrong city. Still rolling him out G?

  9. Chisoxx22 says:
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    10 team 5×5 roto. I’m leading the pack with a decent lead. Lacking in hr though. My OF are conforto, verdugo, alvarez, blackmon and renfroe(Luis Robert in IL spot) I have trea, bichette, Villar, Muncy and schoop since we have 2 util spots. Would you move bichette to get Soto? Figured I’d add a low arm at first but if I could swing it would it be worth it?

  10. Is Josiah gray up for good? Or is this a spot start?

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Probably depends how it goes and how quickly Kershaw gets healthy/other injuries progress/how Price pitches this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with B and depends on how well he does

  11. cable says:
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    h/h points redraft 12 team league weekly lineup set

    100% healthy ROS….Coery Seager or Tim Anderson

  12. ESPN Points ROS, Please evaluate this trade:

    A-Hoskins and McClanahan (Votto could be picked up on waivers to replace Hoskins)
    B-Gallen and Will Smith (Atl closer)

    Thanks

  13. Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have been hanging on to Stripling is he a dead end? Also I have been using Freddy Peralta as a relieveier. Are they going to start reducting his innnings? He seeems to be off this week.

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Striping is a dead end. I heard he may have a few starts skipped, or innings limited, but the goal is to get him through the end of the season and playoffs if they make it. Not starting him until a full week after the Allstar break was part of that.

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        THanks B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling is likely a streamer — Agree with B

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        thx G

  14. Garbage Day says:
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    Heya Grey!

    Saw you mention Dr. Death the other day … you think if they opened up Alcides or Buxton they’d find a batter’s glove or rosin bag in there and determine they were operated on by a murderous douche?

    Anyway, I have two questions.

    Catcher: IFK, Garver or Zunino?

    IF: Can you rank Polanco, McNeil and Mountcastle?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, yes

      Garver

      Mount, Polanco

  15. Kgeich says:
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    Keeper league, need to pick between the following ROS/going forward:

    Riley
    Canha

    • Drop Garver for Stripling?

      Drop Jazz for Funkhouser?

      Drop Knowledge for Wisdom?

      Your amazing Grace!

      • Wake Up says:
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        Oops

        Swing and a miss…

        Don’t know why it posted here?

        Way too high like my eyebrows!

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Riley

  16. eballs says:
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    Bell or Wisdom @ 1B?

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Bell is hitting right now, so play the hot hand.

  17. Jogon says:
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    Hey,

    Dynasty league : would you try to buy low Bellinger with Walsh as a bait ?

    Thanks

  18. uncle wighty says:
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    Drop Vazquez for garver?

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      I did just that last night in a 10 team roto….so, that may mean it is a bad idea, but I would say its ok!

  19. Jogon says:
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    Hey,

    Drop Torrens for Garver ?

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      sure

  20. Dave Funnell says:
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    Which side would you take in a dynasty pts league

    A gets Devers, Madrigal and Lynn
    B gets Riley, Goldy and Franmil (and possibly Gallen if uneven)

    Or a smaller deal

    A gets Devers and Madrigal
    B gets Goldy and Franmil

    Thanks.

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      A
      A

      The First A is better for whoever is getting A.

  21. BAC says:
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    Asked this question yesterday but with Josiah Gray up, would you choose him over McClanahan (+11.4) for a streamer?

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      No.

      Gray hasnt gone 5 in any start this year.

      McClanahan is building up and has been looking like a bat misser.

  22. daniel cabrera fan 40 says:
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    Someone dropped Tapia in my league. Are you dropping Renfroe for him?

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      I would. Renfroe looking like a playing time loser in Boston with Duran coming up.

    • jakeTPE says:
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      Did you see the game yesterday? Renfroe is hitting bombs. And they love his defense in RF. He may sit occasionally but I think the Sawx OF we see most of the time if Duran sticks is Verdugo – Duran – Renfroe (l-r) with Kiké shifting to 2B most games (and some rotating cast of characters at 1B). I wouldn’t be dropping Hunter Renfroe because it’s nice to have a little exposure to the Boston offense, too! HTH.

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        Depends what you need too. Tapia speed, Renfroe power.

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Needs based speed v. power.

      Renfroe will continue to start in the OF with Duran and Verdugo most likely moving Hernandez to the infield.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is needs based

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tapia is overall better tho

          • daniel cabrera fan 40 says:
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            Thanks all!

  23. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    In search of QS, which two do you like?

    Kim (vs. CHC)
    Flexen (vs. OAK)
    Odorizzi (vs. TEX)

    Thank you, sir.

  24. molina bros bbq says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the run down as always. So helpful! Few Questions for this lovely Tuesday morning.

    1. Who’s the drop to activate Nola? I could also hold him on my IL until his next start and reassess. He is @NYY today and then vATL for his next start. It’s a 12 team 5×5 roto league and I’m in 1st overall and 2nd-4th in each pitching cat, but I need saves. It’s super close. Thinking Odorizzi even though I do like him for the 2nd half…?

    My staff:
    Darvish
    Luis Castillo
    Ryu
    Bassitt
    F. Peralta
    John Gray
    Odorizzi

    Diego Castillo
    Fairbanks
    Hembree
    Tyler Rogers
    Clase

    2. In OBP league, drop Sean Murphy for Tyler Stephenson?

    3. I know you don’t have a crystal ball, but what does your gut say about Kiner-Falefa coming out of this slump? He hasn’t stolen a base since June 13 either. Options on the wire are bad… V. Robles, Mercado, HIliard, Austin Hays, Larnach. Would you make a move?

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      1. Odor

      2. Sean

      3. Depends on needs, but none of those are that hot either… Prolly hold

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        Thanks Grey!

  25. Paul says:
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    Which Catcher should I go with for the second half

    Naverez, Garver, Sanchez, Varsho, McCann

    Thanks

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      I would rank them Sanchez, Garver, Navarez for ros, but that many guys are on waivers, just ride the hot hand as needed.

      Right now its probably Garver just to see how he does off the IL.

  26. toolshed says:
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    I added rowdy tellez in a dynasty league when he was traded to mil. He was cut earlier in the season. I have no idea why he isn’t playing. Would you cut him in a dynasty format if not competing? He obviously doesn’t look like he is going to provide any production this year. Thanks

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      For who (or whom?)?

      IF you can find a prospect or young potentially legit starter to keep, why not?

  27. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Pitching is in shambles but thankfully lots of innings under the cap to make a run in the second half and will be getting Sale back hopefully soon. Complete games is an extra pitch category, would you drop Rich Hill for David Price, Josiah Gray, Jon Gray, Flexan, Suarez, Cease or players of that level? Could also just drop him and play best daily matchups or grab Bauer in the hopes he is reinstated. Thoughts?

  28. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! While doing well in one league, dreaming on 2022 in my other league. It’s a keep 8 forever, roto weekly league, $260 budget. As things currently stand, who would be your 8 keepers from the list below? These are 2022 prices:

    HITTERS:
    Acuna ($35), Devers ($22), Story ($22), Eloy ($13), Duran ($14), Yordan ($18), Brujan ($3), Ketel ($9), Adolis ($4), Cronenworth ($4).

    PITCHERS (all $4 each) – Sale, Clevinger, Bassitt, Luis Garcia.

    I don’t usually keep big name pitchers, but sneaking Sale and Clevinger for effectively the min salary could be really interesting, even if just for March 2022 trading.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna ($35), Devers ($22), Story ($22), Eloy ($13), Yordan ($18), Adolis ($4), Cronenworth ($4) — Prolly Brujan ($3), but I guess Sale or Clevinger is fine

  29. William Hung says:
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    Alvarez finally breaks out of his slump and then promptly hurts his hamstring… gotta love it. Prayer hexagon for Alvarez – also mini prayer hexagon for Betts that he’s able to deal with that hip injury. He pinched hit last night, but hopefully this isn’t something that’ll force him to only play 3-4 times a week or something

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, just saw that this morning, yuck

  30. Jack says:
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    Garver comes off I.L. hits 2 bombs. Yes, catcher Q’s galore. Haase or Garver? Thx.

  31. 3mango says:
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    Hi Grey!
    awesome writeup, Thanks!
    Couple of IL questions:
    1) Moustakas: Are we going going to get anything relevant out of him yet this season?
    2) Pablo Lopez: Stick a fork in him right? Rotator cuff problem=fantasy problem. Drop to waiver and move on?
    Are both just taking up space on my roster and not worth holding?

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      1) No.
      2) Fork.

      Not worth holding.

  32. Someone Pissed in my APbhabet soup says:
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    Plz rank ros wong, urias, wisdom OPS league

  33. KevinB says:
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    Moving forward (ROS), do you feel Patrick Wisdom is a better option or has a good chance of putting better stats than Anthony Santander, Dylan Moore, or Charlie Blackmon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than Blackmon

  34. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    Grey, Mancini or MarsH redraft ROTO 6 X 6 OPS?

  35. Five-on-One says:
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    If I need a 2nd Catcher to replace Zunino, go with Z. Collins, R Perez, S, Voigt, or Cassali?

  36. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey thanks for the great write-up,

    Drop Jazz or Ian Anderson for a spot to grab Conforto off waivers? Do you think Anderson may be shut down too? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem — Jazz, both both are droppable — yes

  37. ESPN points, ROS

    Need to drop 2 of these 3:

    Hembree
    Ranger Saurez
    Collin McHugh

    Thanks

  38. thekid2004 says:
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    6×6 QS/OBP League — Trade Moncada for either Berrios or Castillo or neither?

    • thekid2004 says:
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      Scratch that — Cole (Non-Keeper) for Gallen ($2)/Moncada ($23)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        For what year?

        • thekid2004 says:
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          Values are for next season. Going for it this season & need some SP help after losing Pablo. I’m betting big that Gallen isn’t himself for another season or so.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Then grab Cole

  39. Five-on-One says:
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    Josiah over Manoah?

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Manoah is on IL……but he is probably the better starter rest of season.

  40. Bostero111 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    12 team H2h keeper league with OBP. Looking to pick up Conforto.

    Who should I drop between Gurriel Jr. or Luis Urias? Or hold off?

    Thanks!

  41. Dude says:
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    Varsho, Hasse, Zunino, or Torrens ROS?

  42. Who better next year in a 4×4 no R OR K’s using BA. ? will there be a DH then things look up for these guys I would think.

    Jared Oliva or Aristides Aquino or Brinson all at $7 in a 260 NL league. I need to pick one

    Webb (SF) or K Muller ( Atl)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of these are good — Aquino — Muller

  43. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 40 moves (used 6) – no streaming

    Team has been struggling with injuries all season and hopefully can rally to get into playoffs. With Carrasco nearing a return I’ll move Chisholm to the IL but will now be down a batter which I’ll need to fill one of: 2B/3B/SS/MI spots. Who would you cut loose from my team and who would you be grabbing from the wire. I can also pick up/drop multiple guys if you see anyone else worth grabbing on the wire (J. Gray, T. Mckenzie, Melancon?).

    WIRE
    HIT – J. Harrison, J. Pederson, R. Grossman, A. Baddoo, K. Hernandez, P. Wisdom, S. Castro, R. Odor, J. Peterson, L. Garcia, M. Taylor, H. Dozier, W. Flores, A. rosario, I. Happ
    SP – J. Gray, T. Mckenzie, D. Price, W. Peralta, Z. Davies, B. Singer, M. Kelly, S. Watkins, J.A. Happ, C. Kuhl, K. Freeland, A. Mills
    RP – M. Melancon, R. Rodriguez, L. Trivino, H. Hembree, H. Neris

    My team:
    C – M. Stassi
    1B – E. Hosmer
    2B – J. Chisholm Jr. (IL)
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – T. Turner
    CI – P. Goldschmidt
    MI – J. India
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – M. Conforto
    RF – A. Kirilloff
    Util – T. Mancini
    BN – R. Laureano
    IL – L. Voit (IL)
    IL – K. Marte (IL)

    SP – W. Buehler
    SP – S. Gray
    SP – T. Mahle
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    RP – E. Diaz (RP)
    P – M. Barnes (RP)
    P – T. Gonsolin
    BN – J. Means
    BN – M. Pineda
    BN – J. Odorizzi
    BN – L. Gilbert
    BN – J. Montgomery
    IL – A. Civale (IL)
    IL – C. Carrasco (IL)
    Thanks, Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonsolin is unownable — I’d look at upcoming matchups, but prolly go David Price

      Amed for Jazz

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        should’ve specified that J. Gray was referring to Josiah Gray, is he worth grabbing for the possible upside compared to my staff?

          • MarvPesos

            Marv says:
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            thanks bud, last question, what are your thoughts on Pineda, he even worth holding onto or easy drop there as well ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Think he’s battling an injury that I wouldn’t go near

  44. scoboticus says:
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    Need a MI replacement for Crawford. Looking at these guys playing in Colo today and tomorrow:
    Garrett Hampson vs. Marco Gonzales and Erik Swanson
    JP Crawford vs. German Marquez and Antonio Santos

    Who do you like in Colo and ROS? Whoever I choose I’ll be stuck with until next Monday.

      • scoboticus says:
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        Thanks, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it)

  45. ashtray says:
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    Cut Trevor Bauer in a 10 team, keep 10?

    It’s a 7×7 league that counts Losses and Total Batters Faced against pitchers.

    Other available pitchers are Wainwright, Montas, Joe Ross, Framber Valdez, Maeda, Sandoval, Eflin, Skubal, Paddack, Alzolay, Heaney…

    • ashtray says:
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      My other SPs are Nola, Rogers, Castillo, McClanahan, Kikuchi, and Gallen

  46. scoboticus says:
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    I’m surprised the Detroit manager hasn’t put bubble wrap around Mize whenever he goes out on the field.

  47. stevie says:
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    In a weekly points league, please bench one, all have 5 games this week.
    Story- 2 vs Sea, 3 @ LAD
    Urias- 2 vs KC, 3 vs CHW
    Wong- 2 vs KC, 3 vs CHW

  48. Ian from the Heights says:
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    Do you believe Cease is a good trade target for a team seeking k/9 or are you too concerned ab innings limit ?

  49. I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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    Great write up, OG Grey!

    Have you seen this recent article saying the Phillies are only 50% vaccinated? Disaster waiting to happen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks…Nah, I haven’t heard

      • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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        Won’t let me post it here, but that’s the gist. It essentially says the owners / management are terrified if they make a playoff run.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I see it, I pushed it thru

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They should trade for Kris Bryant and Baez, I think they’re both vaxxed — and Kimbrel, but that’s not due to vax but due to their pen

          • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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            The antibodies are coming! The antibodies are coming!

  50. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Fortune Cookie Day!

    Need to drop someone to activate Means. I just added M. Rojas yesterday fully intending to drop him today, but dude went 3-4 with a HR.

    Is he still the drop or would you cut someone else? Roster below:

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

    C: Stassi
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Story
    IF: W. Franco
    OF: Laureano, Springer, Adolis
    UTL: Franmil
    Bn: Grichuk, M. Rojas

    SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Sonny Gray, Yarbrough, McClanahan, Pivetta

    RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, Graveman, C. Green

    IL (3 total spots): Means, E. Rosario, Chisholm

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Has it been a year already? Gonna be crazy next year when it really has been a year

      Yarbrough

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Lol!

        Thanks for the advice (as always). Just dropped Yarbrough to activate Means.

        On a side note; Megill is still out there and SON likes his start on Sunday (as is Minor @ MIL today).

        Would you drop anyone previously mentioned on my roster for either of those guys?

        Thanks again!!

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            Thanks again!

            Do you trust Minor today @ MIL?

              • Dancin Homer says:
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                Easy enough decision then.

                Appreciate the continued advise.

  51. scoboticus says:
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    Hatch looks like he’s going to be a tougher test for Duran than Stripling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hatch chilies?

  52. Alex says:
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    With Rendon and Mondesi on my IL, I didn’t feel I could keep Pablo. Sucks. I don’t have much time to waste as my team is flailing. I picked up Gilbert. Hope he keeps it up!

  53. Turd Wendell says:
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    Sup G

    Soto, Duffy, Alozay

    Mookie, Berrios, and Julio Urias

    I have the Mookie side. Would leave me with Marquez, Gray, Maeada, Dunning on the SP side… What ya think?

  54. MJP says:
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    I need pitching but someone just offered me Altuve for my Bassitt and Wander… Is this such a one-sided offer that I take it and don’t look back, or do I keep my pitching and upside?

  55. FireRobManfred says:
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    Sending all my flailing hitters to the Home Run Derby to fix their swings.

  56. MJP says:
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    Thanks Grey!
    Also Desc or Morton ROS?

  57. JC says:
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    Two offers on the table.
    His LouBob for my Mahle.
    His Avisail for one of D Castillo, Hembree, Ranger, or Fairbanks.
    I would like an OF but don’t want two. Thoughts on both offers with this for context:
    12 team, H2h league. In tie for last playoff spot. Team:
    C Torrens
    CI. Freeman, Abreu, Donaldson
    MI. Trea, Albies, Polanco
    OF. (Must play five). Springer, Yordan, Winker, Benny, Lowe
    Util: Tapia
    IL Bregman
    SP. Burnes, Gausman, Disco, Eovaldi, Mahle, Irvin, Flexen
    RP listed above

    What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take both — Give Fairbanks

      • JC says:
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        Any idea why Fairbanks got the last two save chances and Castillo was used in a blowout?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rays don’t have a set closer, they use based on matchups

  58. Keeks says:
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    Grey, have you seen anything on underlying stats that would explain Yordan’s lower walk rate this season so far?

    From browsing baseball savant, my amateur eyes are telling me he is seeing more offspeed pitches and less fastballs, but his xOBA and xSLG still look solid. Also looks like he is not pulling the ball as often. THoughts?

    • Keeks says:
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      xOBA and xSLG specifically for offspeed, to be precise

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like he’s making more contact with pitches in the zone, not always for great results…So he’s not having a chance to walk as much

      • Keeks says:
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        Ahh okay that makes sense. It’s easy to forget how young he is and how this is really just the beginning of his second season’s worth of games.

  59. Justin Ralph says:
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    Eduardo Escobar, Ryan McMahon, David Fletcher or Luis Urias ROS?

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks Grey!

  60. Ryan Horner says:
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    Grey, need a trade opinion in a H2H points keeper league. I’m in a close race for a top 2 seed in our playoffs, but a couple of teams above and below me made huge moves trading away their keepers like Woodruff and Bellinger who have huge round values for a huge haul of guys. I lost Acuna, and currently have some injured SP in Flaherty and Bieber who have great keep value. Would you trade Acuna who is a 11th round keep for next year and Flaherty (12th) for Bichette, Yordan and Rodon? Bichette and Yordan also have double digit keeper round value. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So you can keep Bichette and Yordan? At what cost?

      • Ryan Horner says:
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        Bichette and Yordan would both be 14th round picks next year, so I’d have to keep one in the 13th and one in the 14th

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine to win this year too

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yordan might be injured tho, so you might want to wait to hear on that

  61. Vegans says:
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    Your Ohtani/Angels comment is so on point. My wife is a huge Ohtani fan, so we watch many of his starts. For me it’s great because now I can watch a live game with my wife… instead of a recorded Chunichi Dragons game from a week ago… that she already knows the final score of because she saw the highlights on NHK.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, nice!

  62. Jim says:
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    Pitch alex wood in LA today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not if you don’t have to

  63. Matt says:
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    Trade question in a 5×5 roto with obp in place of average and QS, svhd in place of wins, saves. Salary cap league. Trade offer of my Olson at $10 for kershaw ($29) and graveman. I’m way ahead in all offensive categories except steals and pitching categories are competitive. I have a cheap vlad, otanhi so keepable power is fine. Seems solid enough once we get some info on kershaw elbow but I’m giving up a really good keeper to sure up my pitching for this season. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade for an injured pitcher

  64. Hyun-Jin & Juice says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    Do you like McClanahan v. Bal as a streamer today? ($10.3)

  65. gargamel04 says:
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    During a Twins broadcast this week, they showed that Nelly was 46th all time in HRs. Doesn’t that sound insanely low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’s not even at 500 HRs

  66. Hyun-Jin & Juice says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    Are you starting Means today in his first game back @TB?

  67. Alan2112 says:
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    What’s up Grey,

    2 questions.

    12 Team CBS Weekly H2H Points Custom League re-draft (no penalty for k’s in hitting)
    -Only 2 IL Spots
    -Only 3 transactions allowed per
    week

    My current lineup:
    C – J. Realmuto
    1B – Y. Gurriel
    2B – B. Lowe
    3B – A. Riley
    SS – M. Semien
    OF – J. Duran
    OF – D. Smith
    OF – J. Walsh
    U – F. Reyes
    U – J.D. Davis

    Reserves:
    T. Story
    A. Garcia
    G. Sheets
    H. Bader
    B. Bradley
    B. Rodgers
    J. Sanchez injured

    IL: Kyle Schwarber

    Pitching:
    SP – Tony Gonsolin
    SP – Kenta Maeda
    SP – Shane McClanahams
    SP – Freddy Peralta
    SP – Lance McCullers
    RP – Chad Green
    RP – James Karinchak

    Pitching Reserves:
    SP – Alek Menoah
    SP – Tarik Skubal
    SP – Framber Valdez

    IL – Chris Sale

    Question 1: thinking of dropping Valdez and Gonsolin. Who would you pick up?

    Pitchers available On the Wire:
    Triston Mckenzie
    Patrick Sandoval
    James Kaprielian
    Josiah Gray
    Adbert Azolay
    Caleb Smith
    Logan Webb
    >>>Tanner Houck

    Question 2: I’m thinking of grabbing Kiké. Who do I drop?

    The following guys are also available:
    Akil Badoo
    Brandon Marsh
    Michael Taylor
    Patrick Wisdom
    Gleybar Torres
    Jake Burger

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonsolin for Kaprielian, wouldn’t lose Framber

      2. Taylor

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t you lose Burger for another SP?

        • Alan2112 says:
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          Isn’t Burger competing with Sheets and Moncada for playing time?

            • Alan2112 says:
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              Sorry, a bit confused on this. I had said I wanted to pickup Kiké Hernandez and was wondering who I should drop. Burger is another guy I could pickup instead of Kiké.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sorry misunderstood…Yeah, you can lose Bradley for Kiké — also Akil over Sheets, unless you need HRs

                • Alan2112 says:
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                  Wow. I thought you would have kicked H. Bader to the curb over Bradley.

                  Thanks Grey

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Bader and Sheets are kinda whatever too

  68. toolshed says:
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    I own lugo in a s+h roto league. He qualifies at sp. Would you cut him to activate nola. I have 2 extra Of now with duran up. L gurriel and blackmon. Not sure who to cut. Gurriel also qual at 2b which is helpful. Lugo was doing OK until his recent t blowup after the break vs pit; it was ugly. Just wondering if he may get some saves if diaz continues to struggle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Blackmon

  69. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Please help with the following 2 scenarios:

    1. Now that Means is back I need to drop either :
    -Clase (seems to no longer be front-runner for saves)
    -Barlow (not a great pitcher but a front-runner for saves)
    -Rich Hill

    2. In a different league, who to keep as a closer (who has best chance at # of saves):
    -Bard
    -Clase
    -H Robles
    -Taylor Rogers
    -G Soto

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hill
      2. Bard

  70. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Good afternoon!

    Trade question…AL Only keeper league

    Adolis Garcia –> Can keep him for 4 years: Years 1&2 $7; Year 3 $12, Year 4 $17

    or

    John Means –> Can keep him for 3 years: Year 1 $9; Year 2 $14; Year 3 $19

    Basically I have no idea how to value Adolis Garcia.

    Who would you rather?

    Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bat over arm…adolis over Means in a keeper

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Genius, of course.

        Thanks!

  71. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Baddoo or Duran?

  72. OaktownSteve says:
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    Pretty stoked to see Ohtani up close last night. From the pitching side, kind of looked like a high end SP2 edging towards ace side. He threw a lot of early fastballs in the 93-94 range with good location and got sneaky strikes to get ahead. Slider is the secondary he went to most often. Mixed in a change. Kept everybody off balance. With guys in scoring position he dialed up 99. Maybe threw just a handful of spitters which surprised me but I haven’t seem him pitch lately so maybe that’s how he’s gone. Delivery is smooth. Uber athlete. Just everything as advertised and the double was so loud. He’s an Acuna, Trout, Soto level bat. Not telling anybody anything they don’t know, but translated live. Could just see him playing at that stratospheric level.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s ridiculous…Went back to look at my original post about him…And I blew it this year…I wish I had read it prior to the season… I blew it so bad so so so bad

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I think that’s a bit harsh on yourself. He’d been up and down prior to this year. There was talent in there, sure, but he’s hitting like his 200 percentile projection.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it just sucks so bad…I should’ve at least saw the possibility for upside at like 200th overall… As I said tho before, he is doing something that has never been done before in history, so I’m fine with whiffing on it, but I wish I had the upside bet that late

  73. martinrostoker says:
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    Hi Grey,

    1. Looking forward to back up Trevor Story. The following are available:

    Donovan Solano
    Wilmer Difo
    Ehire Adrianza
    Danny Santana

    Thoughts?

    2. Just waived Adrian Houser to try and get Logan Webb. Is it worth getting Houser back as well as Webb? I have also Darvish, Woodruff, Ray, Flexan, Hendricks, Gomber, Sandoval and Alzolay..

    Thanks again for all your help

    • Bigdadyb58 says:
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      Grey, 10T 5×5 Category Keeper League

      Often dreaded Catcher question.

      ROS Garver or Murphy (whom I own)

      • Bigdadyb58 says:
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        Computer Glitch
        Wrong spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Difo, these guys are kinda awful

      2. Meh

  74. BtheEsq. says:
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    Relatively shallow Yahoo H2H categories league

    Runs (R), Hits (H), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Total Bases (TB), On-base Percentage (OBP)

    Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS)

    Must keep 3 keepers (anyone) as the first 3 rounds of the draft. Can keep up to 3 rookies from this year in round drafted or last rounds if FA pickups.

    Current Roster is:
    Navarez
    Abreu
    Altuve
    Franco
    Bichette
    Meadows
    Sexy Dr. Pepper
    Tucker
    Util – Baez
    Util – India
    BN – Yordan
    NA – Duran, Rutschman

    SP – Luis garcia, Mcclanahan, Kopech
    RP – Reyes, A. Chapman
    P – Iglesias, Kimbrel, Pressly, Sewald

    BN – L. Castillo, Buehler, Cole, Urias, Ray, F. Peralta, Plesac
    IL – Biebs, Kluber
    NA – Sixto

    Havent activated Duran yet because I have no idea who to drop to do so! Been trying to deal to open a roster spot, but as of yet have been unsuccessful. Can’t make any moves until Duran is out of the NA spot…..

    What’s the play?!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Geez, you should trade away a closer…Or lose Aroldis…Otherwise, India is a drop

  75. Blarp says:
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    I’m in second, Yahoo roto 12 team. Keep 3 for up to 3 years. Was offered their Soto for my 7th round pick (Ie 4th round after keepers) and Soto cannot be kept next year. I already traded my 8th round pick. Soto might make the difference to me finishing second vs third, but I suspect the player in 1st is too far ahead, but who knows. Is it worth it, or just hold the pick? I’m terrible at valuing draft pick trades…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Soto to try to win

      • Blarp says:
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        OK thanks, that’s what I was leaning toward. An alternative would be to counter with a keeper eligible player of mine for him to keep, as he doesn’t have much to keep this year. Of my players I’m guessing he will want Wander, so if I wouldn’t keep Wander then it’s a good deal for me, though I’d have to find a SS on the wire (RIP Lindor’s season).

        I can keep 3, and have otherwise available to keep (among scrubs I’m not listing): Wander, Devers, Cruz, Duran, Garcia, Verdugo, Gausmann, Berrios, Peralta (all could be kept 2 more years) and Grisham and Lynn (can be kept 1 more year).

        Stick with the offered pick, or counter?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You would keep Wander

  76. Jason Murray says:
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    Which 2 OFs do you like from this group: Kirilloff, Duran, Nimmo, Bader, and Josh Rojas? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duran, Rojas, kinda depends on needs

      • Jason Murray says:
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        I currently have Kirilloff, but he’s been cold and his games missed vs. lefties hurt me in H2H. I’m hoping to replace him with someone who’ll play nearly everyday in a league where strikeouts are -1 apiece. I do like Duran batting 2nd in Boston, but Rojas’ versatility is nice. I’m guessing Duran has the higher ceiling but also the lower floor?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Duran has higher ceiling

  77. Bigdadyb58 says:
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    Grey, 10T 5×5 Category Keeper League

    Often dreaded Catcher question.

    ROS Garver or Murphy (whom I own)

  78. Muscles Marinara says:
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    both Conforto & Lou Bob on wire..
    I have Zac Gallen & Trevor Bauer..
    You think Bauer pitches again?
    Maybe it’s just me but I don’t really like owning Conforto
    What’s my move?
    thx Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think Bauer pitches again, I’d grab Conforto and Lou Bob

  79. LG Baseball says:
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    Great write-up Grey!

    1)As a fellow Bellinger owner I know you feel my pain. What would you do with him in a keep forever based on the options below?

    a)wait because you think he can figure it out
    b) sell for an equally valuable dynasty player
    c)sell at any cost and get rid of him

    2) Where do you think he ranks next year?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. It’s brutal — B 2) Maybe around 40

  80. William Hung says:
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    Looks like Matt Chapman is back to being a bum – is it time for me to finish out the final 2 months with Jeff McNeil @ 3B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, switch it up

  81. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    14 team 6×6 h2h keep 6 with OBP, TB, QS and K/BB

    Guy in my league is selling off assets and trying to pull off a big trade. I am currently in 8th and only top 4 make the playoffs but I feel pretty good about my team with 7 weeks left to play. Keeper prices are the average of previous price paid and auction calculator projected price with % discounts first two years kept and penalties 4th and 5th year.

    The offer he just sent me was for my $11 Glasnow (kept twice), $13 P Lopez, and $15 Alcantara for his $27 Bellinger (kept thrice), $23 Lynn, and $5 S Gray.

    Not super thrilled about Bellinger or giving up Alcantara. He has a few other assets that maybe I could swap out including $53 Trout (kept once), $1 Mullins, or $12 W Myers.

    I do already have a solid core of young cheap keepers in Tatis, Grisham, Kiriloff, Vaughn, Duran, Mclanahan, Manoah, Carrasco and Josiah Gray.

    Maybe I can sell high on Duran and swap him out for Alcantara and then see if I can get Trout instead of Bellinger?

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re going to make a run or Buy a hitter, buy one who is at least good — Duran could have much more value than Cody at this point

  82. DonnieB says:
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    Need a 2B. Brujan, Biggio,J Rojas, or Villar?

    Would you trade my Trea Turner at $56 for Xander Bogaerts at $38 and Argos Rodon at $10? It is a 12 team keeper with a $300 cap. Is it close?

    Thanks. Glad you are here everyday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rojas — Sounds decent for Xander and Rodon…Thanks, DonnieB!

  83. hal_incandenza says:
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    10 team 6×6 with OPS and Holds. Here’s my roster:

    Position/Player/Eligibility
    C Willson Contreras
    1B Max Muncy (1B,2B)
    2B Ryan McMahon (2B,3B)
    3B Rafael Devers
    SS Fernando Tatis Jr.
    INF Jesus Aguilar (1B)
    LF Jesse Winker (LF)
    CF Akil Baddoo (LF,CF,RF)
    RF Jared Walsh (1B,RF)
    OF Cody Bellinger (CF)
    UT Yordan Alvarez (LF)

    Bench
    2B,SS,LF,CF Chris Taylor
    LF,CF Mark Canha (giving him time to knock the rust; might displace Bellinger)
    SS Wander Franco
    RF Charlie Blackmon
    LF Raimel Tapia (has been a mystery absence lately)

    IL Eloy Jimenez
    IL Ketel Marte

    Pitching
    RPs
    P Ryan Pressly
    P Jose Cisnero
    P Ian Kennedy
    P Michael Kopech
    P Emilio Pagan
    P Jordan Romano
    P Ranger Suarez

    SPs
    P Brandon Woodruff
    P Kevin Gausman
    P Sonny Gray
    P Hyun Jin Ryu
    P Kyle Hendricks

    I think I need to shed either a bat or K. Hendricks for an RP. A bat would likely leave me in better balance. I’m near the top at 0.5 behind first, but I could lose some points in Ks if/when other teams approach my IP level. Hendricks seems a drop option bc of his lack of Ks (which I’m sure if why I was to get him as a FA). If I drop an RP, that would likely be a separate move and I’d need to replace with another RP just for holds chances.

    Having added Baddoo, I’m thinking I could drop Tapia (or try to trade him). I just added Aguilar as another option at 1B should I rotate Muncy from 1B to 2B given a day’s matchups.

    Who would your drop be here? Tapia? Aguilar? Hendricks? Blackmon? Wander?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon’s so bad, I’d lose him…Tapia’s likely droppable too

  84. JC says:
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    Eovaldi has been more reliable than Mahle who has been awful lately. Big time command issues. Yet most rank Tyler ahead of Nathan ROS. I get regressing to the mean but hard to stomach Mahle last 30 days when fighting for a playoff spot.
    Who would you rather keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Eovaldi

  85. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How do you rank Bohm, N. Lowe and Joc Pederson? Mostly looking for short term UTIL upside. Thanks!

  86. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Ok…so he just sent a new offer that I think is better.

    My Glasnow ($11), P Lopez ($13) and Biggio ($24) for his Bellinger ($27), Trout ($53), Lynn ($23) and S Gray ($5)

    I already have McNeil at 2B and Biggio has been a utility guy for me. Thoughts?

  87. Paul says:
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    Please help with trade offer.
    I was offered Nola, Snell, and Biggio for my Lindor and K Marte
    I currently have Baez and Urais at 2B and SS. I posted to the league to ask for Pitching help.
    Both Lindor and Marte on the IL but am I giving up too much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Nola

  88. eballs says:
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    Are you starting Wood today in LA?

  89. Jeffe says:
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    Excellent work as usual. Alcantara is unfortunately on the NA due to death in the family. I’m sure he’ll back soon. In the meantime would you consider picking up either Houck or taking a chance for an IL stash of Luis Robert or Ynoa? Or sit tight and do nothing lol Thanks!

  90. bobsnyder4210 says:
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    Hey, Grey…a little pitching help, please?

    Lg#1: Activating Means if he gets through tonight ok…drop Framber, Cobb or McClanahan?

    Lg#2: Pls rank your top 3 choices to try to replace Stripling (I can’t stand it anymore):
    Cobb, Taillon, Lauer, T Anderson, Z Thompson, Mills

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb 2. None? Zach, Stripling, Cobb, I guess

      • bobsnyder4210 says:
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        Yes, I’m painfully aware my options in #2 are horrid. But thanks…taking a flyer on Zach does feel more appealing than anything else at this point. Luckily, I don’t have to rush, so I’ll see if something else better shows up in the meantime…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, No problem

  91. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Conforto or Marsh? Redraft 6X6 OPS roto

  92. scoboticus says:
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    Weather sux. First, Joc yesterday and now Jarren today.

  93. Dude says:
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    ROS/Keeper
    Bradley or Wisom or Sheets(I like him)?
    Gonsolin or Price?

  94. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey one more hoping I catch you:

    Please rank the order you would trade Bellinger for:

    Story
    Eloy
    Wander

    Thanks!
    LG

  95. scoboticus says:
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    Aquino homered off a righty again. Cust kayin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, hello there!

      • Fister Furbush says:
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        H2H Dynasty Cats on ESPN.

        Receive Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole
        Send Shohei Ohtani.

        Should I pull the trigger?

  96. Justin Ralph says:
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    Grey I was just offered his Aaron Nola for my Bryan Reynolds. I have an OF of Castellanos, Adolis Garcia, Walsh, Laureano and Reynolds. Accept right?

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      Or do you think there is something off with Nola. Thats a few bad outings in a row. Not sure if its a time to but with his stock down or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Nola

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