On the first pitch Justin Upton (2-for-4) saw back from the IL, he slammed it into the seats for his 1st home run. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Anyone who wants to come over on Saturday, I’m doing a screening of the short film I did about O.J. Simpson and a lovable group of his former Bills teammates plotting to break into a Vegas casino to steal back his memorabilia called, O.J.’s Eleven. I play O.J. in blackface.”  People have been asking about adding Justin Upton, and he’s currently owned in 70% of ESPN leagues, though Klara Bell owns 17,000 teams to help fill his virtual trophy case, and doesn’t own Upton, so, technically, Upton’s owned in 101% of leagues, but, if he’s available, I’d add him everywhere.  Prior to his injury, he was a top 30 outfielder, and see no reason why he can’t do something similar from here to there.  There being October.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Trout – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .296, and a triple short of the cycle.  Not quite a Mike drop.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .283.  Podcaster Ralph and I talk about Ohtani on today’s pod, and how well Ohtani has done over the last 162 games worth of at-bats and how he should never pitch again, or maybe as a closer.  It’s not a segment we submit for a Webby, but it’s adjacent to one.

Edwin Jackson – 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 12.43.  His next team is going to be with the Washington Generals.

Cavan Biggio – 2-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, and 2nd two homer game in a week.  Craig Biggio who?!  He’s a Hall of Famer and the father of Cavan.  I know, Random Italicized Voice, it’s a figure of speech.  Oh, yeah, people always go around saying, ‘Craig Biggio who?!’ Yes, very popular.  I grabbed Cavan in another league, maybe he’s starting to figure this shizz out.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  He never hits a home run that isn’t followed by another home run.  I know, technically, that would mean he hits 162 homers every year, but eventual he stops hitting home runs, stop being so literal.

Trevor Williams – Will return on Wednesday to face the Tigers.  Sometimes I say Cougs looks like Paul Williams and that upsets her, so I say it more. Then I send her pictures of Paul Williams over text, saying, “You never told me you did a duet with Kermit the Frog.”  Any hoo! I’m not a fan of Williams this year, but that’s a decent matchup.

Roman Quinn – Activated from the IL. I grabbed Quinn in one league a few weeks ago, because I had an extra IL spot. By the by, not to be Willy Wokestein, but Yahoo still calls it a DL slot on their site, which I imagine is because changing DL to IL would involve hiring someone to work on the site for three-quarters of an hour, and, well, let’s not kid ourselves.  Either way, I like Quinn for cheap steals in deep leagues, especially with Bruce banged up.  Hearing “Bruce banged up,” a 45-year-old woman in Jersey just started fanning herself.

Logan AllenPadres will call up their pitching prospect to fill-in for their other pitching prospect who they’re keeping on a tight innings count.  Of course, the reason is obvious, due to service time, but if you were to stop to think about “their stated” reasons, you’d have an aneurysm. Allen had a 5.15 ERA in Triple-A, but it was in the PCL, which is like hitting with an aluminum bat on the moon…actually, that what it’s like in the MLB now too.  For what it’s Werth, Allen is top 15 on the Prospectonator for rookie pitcher projections.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer.  He was suspended for one game for aggressively arguing with an ump.  You know it’s BS, because Machado’s never done anything aggressively.

Joey Lucchesi – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.74.  Now do it again on the road.  Please, Joey Lucchesi of the Stromboli Crime Family.

Tyler Beede – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.67.  Sonavabench!  I start this guy every time out at home and he’s worse than Nadir Bupkis, then he goes out and does this in Los Angeles.  Jesus H. Christopher Robbin!  By the way, Beede walked Matt Beaty of the Dodgers.  That Beede Beaty AB is now a collector’s item.

Max Muncy – 2-for-3 and his 17th homer.  And you doubted my high ranking of him.  You should’ve been doubting my high ranking of Jesus Aguilar!  Or Nicholas Castellanos.  Or any pitcher.

Tommy Milone – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  If you trusted the Streamonator on this start, and streamed Milone.  Cheers!

Tom Murphy – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .300.  Member when the Rockies refused to start Murphy for three years straight?  Good stuff, Rox!

Mike Fiers – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.28.  Why did yesterday feel like the day to stream everyone? Even Cashner pitched well, and that’s the 1st time in the history of the English language anyone has ever said that.

Dallas Keuchel – Expected to return on Friday.  Yo, when’s Kimbrel returning?  He only needs to throw one inning.  Asking as a stunod who owned him longer than any MLB team this year.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 hits, 2 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.94.  Whack Zeeler is a very special kind of pitcher. He manages to turn every scoring opportunity for the opposing team into runs.  Great work, Whack.

Mike Soroka – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.12.  Why can’t I have one pitcher who fends off the Regression Fairies like it’s a group of straight guys discussing the oeuvre of Kevin Smith.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Tildaddy says every day is Father’s Day and belches!

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .286.  Braves’ eight-hole hitter is hitting better than the Mets’ three-hole hitter.

Brian McCann – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .303.  Too bad you weren’t more anal retentive and went for McCann over Posey.

Raisel Iglesias – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.97, as he pitched from the 8th until one out in the 9th, then ceded the save opportunity to Michael Lorenzen.  You remember when Raisel criticized the Reds for how they were using him?  Well, you don’t have to remember, that’s my job, as well as going up to strangers on the street asking them for change.  Wanna find a quick way for a team to mess with you even more? It’s by criticizing them on usage, and yesterday was a great example.

Miles Mikolas – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.48. Guess we shouldn’t have worried so much about Mikolas in this layup matchup, and went with the cold hard facts of the Streamonator.

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 10th homer, and a standard, run-of-the-mill, bunt double.  Or more accurately, “I’m a bunt that trickles to where the shortstop should be and allows the hitter to run to 2nd.  I’m not actually a double, call me a stunt double.”

Elieser Hernandez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.95.  Wow, one of my random pickups actually worked out.  I’ll be a jackass’s monkey.  Caleb Smith is returning to bump Elieser or Yamamoto, and, outside of deep leagues, it’s hard to recommend either.  Elieser interests me more, because his slider’s got a little bite and he has solid command.

Mike Clevinger – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.70, as he was activated from the IL.  I’ve mentioned this before, and I will mention this one last time before going back to goofing on him, but I don’t trust back issues to be solved that quickly, though, I admittedly don’t know how severe his were.  Just throwing up some warning flags.  *wipes mouth* I really shouldn’t have eaten those warning flags.

Oscar Mercado – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting near .370 in the last week and two steals in the previous two days.  Hot schmotato alert!

Hunter Pence – Hit the IL with a right groin strain.  His left groin is the man groin. His right groin is the bird groin. Called up to replace him was Willie Calhoun (0-for-3, 1 run), who I added in one league, and I’m day-to-day with Calhoun, because I’ve been burned by him so many times I’ve go asbestos fingers as they say in every episode of Top Chef.

Danny Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (8), hitting .305. Dannys Antana might also be a recipient of some extra playing time with Pence (and Mazara) banged up.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.16.  Been about two weeks of me saying you should just pick up Lynn.  Gotta start to wonder if you’re just reading for s’s and g’s, and, if so, that’s cool too.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.31.  CWM’ing Porcello, but he’s one of the few pitchers I’ve seen with an xFIP north of 5.00, which is really something even with Capri Sun straws stuck in the balls.

Jose Berrios – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  Due to Berrios, I went looking for Quality Start leaders, and that led me to Fox Sports.  Woof!  Actually, that’s what the dog says.  The Fox says Berrios is in the top three Quality Starts, which is what I assumed, thereabouts.  I assumed and thereabouts are two hedges making a positive.

Yonny Chirinos – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Didn’t get the win, and was overshadowed by his opponent, but in The House They Built Across From The House Ruth Built? Damn good start for Yonny. Streamonator sorta likes his next one, and I wouldn’t hesitate starting him.

Masahiro Tanaka – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.23.  From a real baseball standpoint, this was against the Rays, and he just steamrolled them.  Fun fact!  Steamrolling comes from dim sum ladies pushing steamed pork buns to the other side of the restaurant and through lots of hungry people.

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and, like, his 7th homer in the last two days.  I guess schmotato, but Aaron Judge and Giancarlo are returning any day, and Maybin’s about to get steamrolled.  “Judge is pushing shumai at 3 o’clock!”

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  “That’s not shumai, it’s LeMahieu sitting on a cart!”

  1. Mojoman says:
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    Hello Grey, Hello DT.
    Great write up as usual :)

    Time to drop Cain Sugar?
    Long slumping veterans always give me worries.
    Giancarlo is activated tonight, need a room for him.
    I have also Mallex, Andrus and Meadows. SB is enough.
    So it’s Cain?

    Thanks :)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hey Mojo,

      I’d do my best to keep him. Any other options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  2. Crazy J says:
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    Aguilar and Castellanos? How about Peraza

    Let’s talk about Segura… he has one less home run than David Dull… is he going to run? I need to know… for a friend.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      Segura is driving me nuts. He’s hit leadoff a couple times since McCutchen went down I think. Maybe that’ll get him going and he’ll run more if he sticks there? Don’t know why he’s not stealing bases. Agreed it’s so frustrating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura’s only a 15-homer hitter, Dahl was supposed to be a 30+ Homer guy

      • Crazy J says:
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        Alvarado… when you coming home? I need to know… for a friend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Early next week is word

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!

    Good job!

    a. Signed up Kennedy as he was available like 3 hours after the game finished. He is the Royals closer, right? I finally figured one out on my own. Thanks, Grey!

    b. Signed up Biggio. Let’s see if there is any truth to your statement above.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day

    Still enjoying In society, 1944

    The cab arrives in front of the mansion!

    Albert (Costello): Hey, hey, hey. This cab is taken. Here you go. Catch. Would you hold that?

    [Albert (Costello) throws down his plumbing equipment from the cab.]

    Eddie (Abbott): Elsie, you sit down here, honey. We’ll be back in a minute. All right. Go ahead, honey. You listen to the music.

    Mrs. Van Cleve: So glad you could come.

    Albert (Costello): Oh, thank you. Where is it? Where do we go?

    Mrs. Van Cleve: Oh, right in here.

    [She leads them right into the ball room, thinking they were guests of the party which turns out to be a costume party. Albert (Costello) looks up the skirt of a 17th century squire (could be a guy dressed as one of Robin Hood’s merry men). I ask is this a porno or what?]

    Albert (Costello): Tsk, tsk, tsk [to the merry man].

    Mrs. Winthrop: A beautiful affair, Mrs. Van Cleve.

    Mrs. Van Cleve: Thank you, Mrs. Winthrop.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      B –> Be forewarned, he’s about to face a long streak of lefties.

      • galica says:
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        Manley!!

        Thanks. He’s a bench bat for the moment, though Christian Walker was upset that he had to share part of the bench with Biggio.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Yeah

      B. Interesting on the lefties note, I hadn’t seen that

      C. Nice!

  4. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    yahoo took like 17 months to change k.maitan from ATL to LAA and routinely leaves at least 30 out of any top 300 prospects list completely out of their system. sometimes they even remove guys that were in the system in previous season only to have to add them later. supremely lazy. but with the DL vs IL thing we actually get to reap the benefits of this, and not have this asinine “IL” change over (at least for probably like 3 years). why not just have IR slots for all sports leagues anyway, 2 terms for different sports is just stupid and always was.

    anyhoo, 20 teamer with hits, slugging, total bases, OPS, OBP added redraft h2h. gotta drop one of desmond or bauers (and when gallo is back likely the other one). is silly that i drafted both of segura/j.polanco here though (polanco was super cheap even in a league of this size and otani was out for at least a month when i did it)
    C vazquez
    1B rizzo
    2B mostsuckass (3B)
    3B senzel (OF)
    OF (3) bauers (1B), legs mcneil (2B/3B), desmond (1B)
    util otani
    BN: segura
    DL: stanton/gallo

    • jason batteiger says:
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      oops, and SS j.polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup on Yahoo

      Bauers

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Hey, came here for my daily David Dull reference and leaving high and dry. I do realize Rockies were not on the slate today but that does not change the fact he has fewer HR than Freddy Galvis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A lot fewer!

  6. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey guys!

    Great write up Grey! Rank these streams for me today…

    Kelly v Col ($12)
    Kikuchi v KC ($22.5)
    Anderson v BAL ($6.9, nice)
    Plesac @ TEX (-$1)

    Can I trust Kikuchi yet? He has two $20 starts coming this week. Kelly looks great lately too. Thanks guys!

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Also, should I try a surging Biggio or stick with Avi Garcia as my squad’s last hitter? Thanks again!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Avisail is safer, Biggio has more upside, so last hitter seems like time for upside

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kikuchi, Plesac, Kelly for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kelly, Kikuchi, don’t fully trust either or any of these

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Thanks DT and thanks Grey for both!

  7. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey, DT, Razzball brethren,

    What is up? Awesome recap per usual, Grey!

    My roto team’s offense kinda sucks. It’s improving a little so I might wanna stay the course, but wanted to see what you guys would do in a similar jam:

    Lineup:

    C – J McCann
    1B – Bell (via trade, Caleb Smith)
    2B – Albies
    3B – Machado
    SS – Segura
    OF – Hoskins
    OF – Choo
    OF – JD Martinez
    UTIL – Didi
    UTIL – Mallex Smith
    IL – Hunter Dozier

    Standings:

    Runs – 8th
    Hits – 8th
    HR – 10th
    RBI – 11th
    SB – 11th
    OBP – 9th

    I’m thinking Didi or Choo would be first out, but Choo is playing well and Didi hits in the middle of a good lineup (for now). Do I try to get a guy like Mercado or Kiermeyer (sp) in for SB help? Segura, Machado, and Albies have killed me there (Mallex only added recently). Not sure those FA guys will contribute in the other categories….

    Pitching ain’t great either but I’ll spare you that for now. I won this league going away last year so I’m kinda down about this performance so far.

    Any general ideas? I keep thinking this lineup should be better than it is. Slow start? They’ll turn it around slowly? Or blow it up? Thanks in advance, guys.

    Jake

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Not sure how many teams there are but it looks good. I’d expect a turn around with JD and Manny heating up.

      Choo would be first gone for me…

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Thanks, DT.

        Sorry, should have clarified: 12 team, 6×6 roto.

        I hope things keep trending in the right direction. I have 73.5 pts and am in 7th. But there’s like a ten point gap to 6th.

        Good news is Albies and Machado have not been totally useless the past week. Hopefully they keep it going. I’ll try to focus on the positives!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT, should be much better, I’d lose Didi 1st, but Choo’s a fair candidate to lose too

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Nice. Thanks Fantasy Master Lothario!

  8. aardvark says:
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    Stash Hiura or Luis Urias?

    • stayinhot says:
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      *crossing fingers Grey says both*

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, if both is an option

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Urias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  9. Tom says:
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    Hey Grey it was no too long ago you were espousing how wonderful it was to have Wheeler and Matz at or near the top of your rotations are you wavering on that at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Wheeler was crazy unlucky yesterday, both should be better

  10. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Dear Grey

    Is Robles droppable in 10-team leagues? Like, drop Robles and Add Biggio droppable? Asking for a friend.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Joe says:
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    Assuming Luzardo gets called up in a few weeks would you rather have him or Canning ROS? In a keeper?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Luzardo for me for both…assuming he’s called up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • MJP says:
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        Chavis or Urias ROS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Urias if up

  12. Cable says:
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    Tanaka = 9 IP..10K’s…110 pitches in a CG/SO

    Says here he won’t get 5 IP next start or one after that…my 2 pennies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  13. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league. I’ve fallen out of first place as my offense has slumped. My current starting pitching staff is: Giolito, Hill, Price, Trevor Richards, L. Castillo, and Glasnow. I’m looking to move an arm to bolster my offense. Two part question:
    1. Please rank the following potential trades
    Giolito for K. Marte
    Giolito for Yordan Alvarex
    Giolito for Encarnacion and Pivettta

    2. Are there any of the above trades that you would NOT do? Thanks,

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want the Giolito side in all of those deals. I like the Yordan Alvarez one the most though…

      • phennore says:
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        Who would look for in return for Giolito?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These deals are just okay, if you’re desperate I guess Edwin/Pivetta — But I’d try to move Hill first, maybe him for Marte? Yordan?

  14. Joe Schmo says:
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    I know Corbin has been hot garbage lately but would you flip Soroka and a draft pick for him? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. The Scrant Dog

    The Scrant Dog says:
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    Great write up, thanks!

    10 teamer 5×5 OPS/QS DYNASTY

    Would you trade Jorge Polanco (I have javy baez/Kingery)and a Rd1 Draft pick
    for
    Trienan/Corbin/Simmons

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1st round pick is probably a little much but it isn’t bad. Is that a rookie-only supp pick? If so then I’d probably pull the trigger…

      • The Scrant Dog

        The Scrant Dog says:
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        not technically rookie only. 5 players per team go back into the pool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Seems okay

  16. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Wow goes with Upton for the lead. The story of the night was Tanaka, sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was Yankees day before, didn’t want to double up

  17. msh2404 says:
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    Judge or G. Sanchez and N. Cruz?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Judge for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, pretty fair tho

  18. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk alert***

    Yarbrough is back in his traditional bulk role @Yankees

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  19. Doc Samson says:
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    Could this be the first time someone wins both the ERA crown and Best Supporting Actress in a TV Mini Series in the same year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu stars in what show?

      • Doc Samson says:
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        “Satan’s Concubine”. They wanted Natalie Portman first for the role.

  20. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    “Manny Machado – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer. He was suspended for one game for aggressively arguing with an ump. You know it’s BS, because Machado’s never done anything aggressively.”

    A legit LOL….not one of those LOLs where you just type LOL.
    Wait, maybe Grey doesn’t type LOL??
    Anyhoo…

    • JakeTPE says:
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      This!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  21. LastPlace says:
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    I can’t shake your pre-season Jake Cave love…Do you see any 2019 value? If yes, when?
    Thanks!

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      i believe Grey did caveat that with “he also may not have a position” and he could be worthless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he playing somewhere? I liked him when he had a starting job

  22. Tom says:
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    How would you rank these SPs below? Thank you!

    Yusei Kikuchi
    Jhoulys Chacin
    Shaun Anderson
    Elieser Hernandez
    Martin Perez
    Reynaldo Lopez
    Chase Anderson
    Jakob Junis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DT with the link flip! The balls on this guy (animal?)!

      Kikuchi, Perez, Elieser, bleh

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Yuge Donkey Balls!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Easy, DT, easy

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Sorry, boss

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              As with everyone else, there will be a company party on your birthday, but this year you’re not invited

              • Donkey Teeth

                Donkey Teeth says:
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                I understand, I’ll be celebrating my victories with Cougs anyway

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, snap! No, seriously, enjoy, she understands the consequences of my and my fantasy team’s actions and inaction

  23. Anon says:
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    Was offered Khris davis and Senzel for Muncy… I don’t really need an extra bat, but is that too good to pass up on?

    12-team Espn h2h

    C-Alfaro
    1B-cooper
    2b-Muncy
    3b-Kingery
    SS-story
    OF-trout
    OF-benintendi
    OF-Eloy
    U-Mondessi
    U-Dahl
    B-Joc
    B-Dozier
    B-Hiura
    B-Kyle Tucker
    IL-Gallo

    P-Flaherty
    P-German Marquez
    P-Valdez
    P-Lucchesi
    SP-Ryu
    SP-pivetta
    RP-Wade Davis
    RP-Neris
    RP- Luke Jackson
    B-Gallen
    IL- Glasnow

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Davis side, lose Hiura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    I’m Surprised you activated Quinn it’s been awhile since i seen him but i don’t remeber him doing all that much at the plate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t activate him, the Phils did

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        got it did’nt read it closely enough….phil’s are in at a low patch when you bring on the mighty Quinn

        Hopefully the bats will come around soon and pull the pihllies out of this funk

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m hoping for 10 quick steals from Quinn, tbh

  25. Trickrey says:
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    As far as Clevinger goes, are you looking to sell him in 12 tm 5×5 QS & OBP redraft to see what you can get in anticipation that back injury might rear it’s head again?

    I think he may be worth holding on my team as I don’t see many weaknesses, agree? My one thought would be to maybe try and trade for an even better starter?

    C – Alfaro
    1b – Freeman
    2b – Moncada
    3b – Kris Bryant
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Dahl
    Util – Alonso
    Bench: Eloy, Jose Ramirez

    SP – Buehler, Flaherty, Giolito, Whack Zeeler, Framber, Clevinger, Paddack (minors), Carrasco (IL, not sure if he’s even coming back)
    RP – Pressley, Diego Castillo, Robles (SV+H league)

    Thanks as always!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d trade him for a better/safer starter if you can

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s what I’ve been saying on Clevinger

  26. lastplace says:
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    Crystal Ball: Myles Straw v. Cedric Mullins. Who has more value in 2019? 2020? Is it close?
    Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I have very little interest in either of em….Mullins, it’s close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. Cats says:
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    Bench one

    Domingod vs KC (Bailey)
    Soler @ SEA (Kikuchi)
    Olson vs BAL (Ynoa)
    Dahl @ ARI (Kelly)

    • Cats says:
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      Or
      Eloy @ CHC (Hamels)
      Segura @ WAS (Corbin)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d bench Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bench Segura

  28. Cohen says:
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    Better streamer
    Lester home vs White Sox or
    Brett Anderson home vs Balt

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lester

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. Dad says:
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    Pickup Brasier or continue to stay away from the Sox Bullpen?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends how desperate you are…

      • Dad says:
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        I would be adding him over any of the following

        Holland
        Kelley
        Elias
        Robles
        Rogers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Elias

  30. Blue Devil says:
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    Which three shortstops would you drop?

    J. Polanco
    E. Escobar
    Swanson
    Didi
    Mondesi

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      1. none 2. package up and trade 3. middle three if the world were on fire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with WR

  31. The Other JC says:
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    Weekly checkup in my h2h 12 teamer, ten hitting categories, saves and holds are separate cats. ….best hitters on the wire are Kendrick, Gennett, Pollock, Calhoun, Simmons, Winker, Biggio, Bradley, R Nunez.
    Best SP are Framber, Gibson,
    Best RP are Minter, Kennedy, Morgan, Buttrey

    Ramos
    C Santana, Moose, J Turner
    Trea, Moose, Segura
    Acuna, Bryant, Hoskins, Maz, Soler
    Util: Laureno or Myers
    Berrios, Castillo, Bieber, Hill, Yonny, Lucchesi
    Strop, Neris, May, P Baez (aiming at holds when Strop goes to 8th inning role)

    Any swaps? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  32. Molina bros bbq says:
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    12 team roto obp keeper league. Someone just offered me their stanton (not a keeper) for my e escobar ($3 this year, $8 next year, $12 in 2021). Gotta do it to try to win this year right?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep I’d do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. Cohen says:
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    Follow up streamer question
    Lester home vs White Sox or
    Boyd at Pirates

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester

  34. Bregman-Turner Overdrive says:
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    If one were to need pitching help and have some offense to spare, is Goldschmidt for Giolito fair or selling a bit low on Goldy?

    Also, I keep benching Porcello for his good starts, which lull me into starting him for his bad ones. If you own Porcello, bench him for his next start because I’ve already decided to start him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe low, but I’d take Giolito

      Ha, I hear ya on Porcello

  35. SallyCips says:
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    Getting bored with Soroka myself. K rate is meh. Based on that alone I’m starting to feel he’s a streamer.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And his 2.12 ERA?

      • SallyCips says:
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        No, I know it’s tough, but I’m still meh’d. Not enough juice! lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Get more juice!

  36. chrisL says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Who do you like of these going forward for saves + holds in a 12 team league (choose 3)?

    Ty Buttrey
    B Parker
    L Trivino
    R Brasier
    A Garrett
    J Jeffress
    C Roe
    L Hendricks
    W Harris
    J Guerra

    Thank you for your help, as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amir, Brasier, Hendricks

  37. SallyCips says:
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    Also how do y’all feel about this:

    I give Soroka/Segura(another dude that’s putting me to sleep)

    I get Darvish/Cain.

    ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  38. Pax says:
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    When Healthy, who would you rather pick up, Kluber or Severino? Also, who would you drop for them out of this list?

    Valdez
    Wheeler
    Eflin

    • starz31 says:
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      Both are likely 1-2 months away, at best. Severino probably has edge with the better team this year. Wouldn’t add them unless you have an IR spot, which I’m guessing you don’t if they’re available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When both are healthy? Kluber — Will be 2020

  39. Twins Peaker says:
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    What are your thought on Piscotty 2nd half and beyond. He had a monster second half last year. I have him and am losing patience. I offered him and Rodgers for Upton and the owner said he wants to see Upton play first but likened the deal as being fair and would probably accept in 2 weeks. I hate playing the waiting game. This is a keeper points league and I’m also tired of Rockies prospects.

    Maybe I’m just tired and grumpy today too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Upton — Piscotty’s a pretty boring player — no speed, little power

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        If the trade above doesn’t get done and nobody wants him, Piscotty is dropable, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  40. Blaster says:
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    Pick up Plesac if he clears waivers or stash Luzardo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac

  41. Kcc26 says:
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    12 team mixed league, H2H

    Trade J. Upton for Jose Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech

  42. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 – Standard + OPS

    Got offered Strasburg for my Alonso.

    Only other 1b is Voit.

    Yandy, Chavis, G. Cooper on the wire as 1b backups. Problem is, I have too many bench bats already, so I would prefer to just run Voit as my only 1b.

    I could definitely use the pitching though. Staff is Bauer, Corbin, Gibson, Lynn, and Thor.

    Thoughts?

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      you could/should get more for Alonso.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with WR

  43. toolshed says:
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    Your comment about albies doing better than the mets 3-hole hitter was aimed at cano. But I took it as you referring to who should be their 3-hole hitter, conforto. Do you expect him to get going? I swear everybody has a ton of homers and is doing well except the hitters I own.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess Conforto heats up at some point, he goes thru these dry spells

  44. toolshed says:
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    Which hitter would you cut out of g polanco, mazara or Moran? Obp league. Thanks

    • Manormachine says:
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      Best starter for today:

      Teheran vs Mets
      Happ vs Tampa
      Skaggs @ Toronto

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moran

  45. Troy says:
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    With Altuve back today or tomorrow and Gallo over the weekend, I get to drop two of these clowns, but which ones?

    T (mvp) Shaw
    K. Seagar
    R. Odor
    J. Nelson

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      nelson, shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brewers

  46. starz31 says:
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    Jose Leclerc was just dropped in my league and I’m not sure what to make of it. Worth using a waiver claim on? Wait to see if he clears before adding? Ignore regardless?

    I have room to be patient with him out of hope he regains his form and closer role. He had been better over the past month+ but still not there yet.

    Looking at a Pablo Lopez, Franmil Reyes, Framber Valdez drop if so.
    Too many “Fra’s” on my team apparently (just dropped C. Frazier for Framber).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’d hold for now

  47. Drop Marquez for Eflin?

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with WR

  48. jose says:
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    Chris Basittt vs Bal over Williams vs Det? SON likes Basset

    • jose says:
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      *Bassitt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with SON

  49. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Would you offer any of my OF/Utils – Stanton, Conforto, Y.Alvarez, or Voit for any of Hamels, Snell, Tanaka, or Thor? Especially interested in what an Alvarez could get me, and how high you are on him ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Concerned on Yordan when Springer and Altuve return — we’ve seen Keston get sent down while hitting, these things happen

      So any of those SPs for him? Seems fine, Snell, Tanaka, Hamels, that order

  50. brett says:
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    Curious if/when you see Urias joining the Dodgers rotation? Ryu, Buehler, Hill none reached over 150 innings last year including playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe if Hill (or any of them) are IL’d, but Stripling is there too

  51. BAC says:
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    5×5 12 team OBP

    Are we holding Newcomb to see what he could become as a starter? I own Newcomb, Strahm and Davies. Waiver options are Luzardo, Gallen, Pablo Lopez or just opening a streamer spot. Make any swaps?

    Thank you.

    • BAC says:
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      Just saw Newcomb moving back to the pen. Going to hold him for holds.

      Drop Strahm or Davies for Lopez, Luzardo, or Gallen or stream?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Davies for Lopez seems fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel was signed by Braves, there’s no Newcomb in rotation

  52. Sam says:
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    I’ve got musgrove and turnbul. Would we drop either or both for Allen (sd), plutko, kiluchi, or Eliezer Hernandez (mia)?
    Thanks for the awesome advise!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Elieser and Kikuchi

  53. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Beautiful Grey-be boy:

    Should I drop Omar Narvaez for Chirinos? I like Narvaez well enough, but with Tom Murphy hitting so well, it seems like the catcher situation in Seattle is moving toward 50/50. Alfaro, Jansen, Vazquez et al. also available

    We’re a +OPS league, btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Chirinos

  54. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h 5X5 with QS and OBP and limited season moves

    C R Perez
    1B Votto
    2B Moustakas
    3B Chapman
    SS Lindor
    CI Olson
    MI Polanco
    OF JD Martinez
    OF K Davis
    OF Puig
    UTL E Jiminez
    UTL Vogelbach
    BN Gregorius
    BN V Robles

    SP Cole, Bieber, Clevinger, Montas, Maeda, Darvish, Canning, Pivetta
    RP Smith, Robles, Leclerc, Rogers

    BN Taillon, D German

    1) A a savy owner just dropped Paddack, even though he is expected back in a week or so, would you drop Pivetta (NYM, @MIA, @NYM), Canning (@STL, OAK, @TEX, @HOU), or Darvish (NYM, ATL, @PIT, @CHW) or one of my bats (Robles, Gregorius, etc)?

    2) Similarly, Framil Reyes was just dropped. Drop any of my bats for him?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Didi 2. Nah

  55. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    WIth Altuve and Dozier coming back this week
    Which 2 guys do I drop
    Chavis
    Cooper
    Laureano
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Laureano

  56. William Hung says:
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    2 months ago i was dying for J-Upton to come back so I can drop David Dahl – but now I guess I gotta see where Dahl takes me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To Dullsville!

      • William Hung says:
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        Is there anything in his batted ball profile that suggests the homers are coming and he’s just been unlucky? I’m wondering if this is the same case as Devers earlier in the year when he was stuck on 0 homers but he was still hitting the ball well…

        In my league though, since we count Ks, i’ll take 25 homers if it means his k-rate goes down to a more respectable 20%-ish – I have enough players whose k-rate has increased this year (looking at you Benintendi)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dahl’s FB rate is way down, you’d figure at least 25 HRs is doable, but I don’t know

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          As I explained in the post about him, he’s been a bit unlucky, few linedrives that didn’t make it over the wall, though some of it is due to his adjusted approach, contact to all fields. Over the last month he’s averaging 1 HR a week and BA 300+ so one hot streak would put him around 25. I’m optimistic he can get there with summer just around the corner.

          • William Hung says:
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            I hope Yordan can more than make up for the projected lost power from Dahl

            • Whirlaway says:
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              if only Dahl were batting like 3 or 4 in a pretty loaded lineup and got to play half his games in a good hitting park, say, Coors field or something…. then maybe we could hold him… :-)

              in all seriousness though, this dude is pure. projecting like a 30/10 guy who can hit .300 (maybe not 30 this year, but it’s there) has all five tools, and as many opposite field home runs as I’ve seen from anyone.

              fantasy baseball aside, he’s 25 and legitimately breaking out. one of the really, really good young baseball players in the league. Grady Sizemore-ish with a better bat, and tick less speed.

              Your thoughts?

  57. MJP says:
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    In need of a 3B after trading for Lindor yesterday.

    Chavis or Yandy ROS? (could add both if I drop Hiura from my bench)

    What order would you put Chavis, Yandy, and Hiura ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy, Chavis

  58. Peter Vermes says:
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    Should I trade Edwin and Riley for Soto and Montas?
    Or do better? (Edwin sits on bench a lot as I have Rizzo and Pete Alonso).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto/Montas sounds decent

  59. Dong Show says:
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    How much is too much to give up for Harper in dynasty?

    Guy wants one of these three packages told me to pick the one I’m most comfortable with

    Thor, Paddack, Andrew Vaughn
    Thor, Glasnow , Andrew Vaughn
    Thor, Glasnow , Paddack

    I feel like adding anyone of those third pieces would be such a major overpay for a dude hitting like shit and hasn’t been elite for 2-3 years now. Great player, and when he’s on, he can be elite. Thor to me is the pitching version of Harper.

    Are any of those actually worth it? I’m always Bat over arm, but even I realize this may not be worth it.

    Thoughts and thank you as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t mind trading arms for a bat… I’d do any of these… Thor/Glasnow/Vaughn seems fine

      • Dong Show says:
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        We seemed to have settled on a Glasnow for J-Ram Trade. I’m not his biggest fan, but I’ll buy low on him and wait if I have. Not like I’m using Glas right now anyway. He seems to have Sold Harper for another package (he was shopping him)

        Thanks for your advice Grey. Your package was the one I preferred from my own.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft….was offered my Hoskins for his Judge…..no brainer without present …y/n

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, sounds fair

  61. Steve says:
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    B McCann, Murphy, Sisco, Castro?

    Does it matter?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not, McCann actually plays

  62. phil says:
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    For whatever reason, I’m holding 4 catchers on my team. I only start 2 and like would one on my bench. Who would you drop Molina,Suzuki,B.McCann,Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4 catchers?! Lose Suzuki, Severino

  63. James Bolger says:
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    Who do you think is the better stash – Jameson Taillon or Tyler Glasnow? Both are on the IL and due back in mid July.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  64. Funniest opening paragraph of the season yesterday with the Yankees update. Bravo, sir. Bravo.

    Cleavenger looked pretty solid really. With 2 outs he issued a walk & a HR. After that with 2 on, 5.2 IP the bullpen imploded & allowed 2 more to score. He should have probably had a 6 IP QS. 3 ER day. I think he’s ok, but share your concern about the back.

    Also, Trevor Noah said my hot sauce “danced on his tongue” – this week is Aubrey Plaza! I friggin love her!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Aubrey Plaza is hot!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Loved her on PArks & Rec, and she’s soooooooo beautifully weird in interviews.

        Do you watch Legion? Her acting is tremendous on that show – shows incredible range & depth. It’s an amazing series.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I watched the 1st episode, couldn’t get into it

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Honestly it Took me about seven episodes to figure out what the hell was going on, and then the show turn sideways and shows you that you really had no idea anyway. Once that all goes down it’s a pretty amazing show.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, maybe will revisit one day

  65. DLev45 says:
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    12 team H2H 5×5:

    Conforto @ ATL (Tehran)
    Benintendi @ MIN (Pineda)
    Mallex v. KC (Bailey)
    Didi v. TB (Stanek)
    D. Santana v. KC (Bailey)

    Pick 2 to start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex, Domingo

  66. Adam says:
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    Great article! Could use some help on a trade. Looking at the adv stats Hoskins is looking to take a dive soon so I’m trying to shop him while hes still hitting 270. Offered a trade of Hoskins, osuna, k.Davis and Donaldson for acuna, Votto, Doolittle. Am I giving to much for acuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems a bit much

  67. Murph says:
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    Hey everyone – questions on two separate teams.

    QUESTION 1: who to cut to activate Clevinger?
    Options on Team 1 are: Scott Kingery, Jean Segura, Austin Meadows, Austin Riley, German Marquez, Mike Minor, Matt Boyd or Jorge Alfaro (and go catcherless for a while)

    Team 2 – Just ascended to second place in a 5×5 10 teamer.
    Lineup is: Alfaro/Alonso/Muncy/Rendon/Tatis/Story/Bregman/Betts/Dahl/Eloy/Yordan/Mallex with Ohtani at DH – Puig & Justin Turner are bench bats.
    Pitching: Snell/Clevinger/Bieber/Caleb Smith/Domingo German/Giolito/Chirinos/Lynn/Glasnow (IL)
    QUESTION 2: do i have enough SBs to trade Mallex now (and fill his slot with Puig) to target Bauer, Ryu or Morton? Or should i hold?
    QUESTION 3: if you support a trade, how would you rank those three targets?

    Thanks! Sorry its a long question!!! Come back to the Jersey Shore Grey! Its beautiful!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1, Alfaro, but I’m assuming they’re all starting

      2. Sure, Mallex for Bauer

      3. Ryu, Bauer, Morton

  68. Miguel says:
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    Would you trade Hoskins for Alonso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  69. erad says:
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    Lance Lynn is my ace?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sometimes this cookie crumbles in that manner

      • William Hung says:
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        Saw his game last night – what I love about Lynn is that he doesn’t get cute with the corners – and just pounds that FB in the strike zone and trusts it’ll get an out… I wish Flaherty would do that more

        On the flip side, I watched the Twins/Red Sox game last night and when Blake Parker pitched, the Twins commentators were talking about how Parker sometimes just goes around the strike zone with 2 strikes trying to get the batters to chase instead of just trying to challenge batters with something in the zone

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Interesting, haven’t watched much Lynn, but his stats are saying he’s been great, peripherals and such

  70. rhodyballer says:
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    EdRod, Pablo Lopez, Sampson, Perez, Strahm or stream my 5th/6th SP spots? Pick 2 please…12 team 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm, Lopez

  71. schloofy says:
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    I have to drop someone to activate Stanton. 10-team cats league with OBP/SLG.

    My options appear to be Robles, Domingod, Daniel Murphy. Could also drop Matt Barnes.

    2nd question: Worth dropping another of those guys to activate Calhoun?

    Thank you for the fun blog and the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles

      2. Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  72. TC says:
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    Update to yesterday’s question. Tim Anderson and Michael Conforto to get Mondesi in a keeper with standard 5×5 categories. Already have Trea as one of my SS. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

      • TC says:
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        You see Mondesi growing into any more power, or is he probably capped around 12-15? Thanks

        We keep 15, so I would have Trout, Bryant, Trea, Springer, JAbreu, Benintendi, GSanchez, Muncy, Mondesi, Wander, Hiura, Scherzer, GCole, Bauer, and Clevinger after year 6 of the league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mondesi is 17-homer guy

  73. Kyle Eichinger says:
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    Keeper:
    Would u trade Arenado ($21) for Bellinger ($6)? Have Bregman i can slide into 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  74. James Bolger says:
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    Would you trade my Soroka for his Glasnow given likely innings limitation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair

  75. Ron Swansob says:
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    Should I deal Bauer for Ozuna? If not, what other OF’s would be a good return for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  76. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Which one of these SPs would you pick up to stream tomorrow?:
    -Davies (@SD)
    -Eflin (@WAS)
    -Fried (vNYM)
    -Ponce de Leo (vMIA)
    -Pivetta (@WAS)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Fried, I guess

  77. Robert says:
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    Y. Chirinos and Reddick for Bryant a fair offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  78. Matty says:
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    Story for Tildaddy fair in a 6×6 dynasty with OPS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  79. Dave D says:
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    Time to drop Yordan-o Alvarez??? ;-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he get sent down already?

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        They aren’t the Brewers silly. lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • William Hung says:
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            1-9 with 4 Ks over his last 2 games – including the game ending K last night against Lorenzen – BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I say! BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

      • Dave D says:
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        No, if they’re smart they’ll do some complex arithmetic and decipher that Yordan has hit one fewer HR in 7 games than Yuri has in 75. It will take a rocket scientist to conclude that they should keep Yordan and drop Yuri. We all know what the Rockies would do, but hopefully the ‘stros do right…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’m not holding my breath

          • Dave D says:
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            Well, he is starting tonight in an NL park over Redphallus.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  80. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Would you take a flyer on M.Carpenter turning his season around? I would essentially be dropping a streamer slot to give him a shot to go on a hot streak. I have Albies at 2B so he could sub in for Albies if Ozzie gets cold again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bet on that

  81. Who do you like better for ROS? Dahl or Laureano?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like next Monday is fair ETA

  82. msh2404 says:
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    Altuve, Ozuna, Gallo, Vlad, Thor FOR Bellinger, Clevinger, Sano, Pederson, Renfroe

    Which side?

    Thanks

    • knucks says:
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      Altuve side by a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  83. MJP says:
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    Chavis or Urias ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  84. Blue Devil says:
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    Verlander and A. Chapman for Swanson, Sale and Doolittle?

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander

  85. sal says:
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    Do you expect grandal to finish the year as a top 3 catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  86. Blue Devil says:
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    My Arenado for his Bellinger? Or should I go after a top pitcher as I would like trade Sale away. He know how he does in the second half.

    I have Rendon for 3B so I can put 1B Pete at 1B/3B and slide Bellinger in the OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

      • Blue Devil says:
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        I would like to upgrade my OF and Sale struggles in the second half so I would like to get a pitcher who will be more consistent.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine then

  87. prey879 says:
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    Are you looking to sell David Dull? Or do you think the dongs will come?

    • William Hung says:
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      See above – i asked the same question – coolwhip also provided some insight as well

      • prey879 says:
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        Thanks!

  88. Fogimon says:
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    Lots of chatter about Rhys and underlying numbers suggesting a cold spell coming up, bla bla bla.
    What is your worry-ometer at on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not at all

      • Fogimon says:
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        me neither. Stupid nerds.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NERDS!

  89. Johnny says:
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    Would trade Jose Ramirez and Mike Clevinger for Degrom? or David Dahl and Clevinger for Degrom? 5×5 OBP and QS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Fogimon says:
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      I would.

  90. Will says:
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    I’m?? in a 12 team NL-ONLY 5×5 keeper league (we keep 4 players)

    ?

    I currently have a very ?large lead (28 points over 2nd place team) but I want to keep the pedal on the gas to keep getting better. The 2nd place team has a stacked lineup and has the potential to make up serious? ground on me…his pitching has been bad, but he has made some acquisitions to get better (Ryu/Kershaw). (He currently has a 2 out of 12 in ERA and a 3 out of 12 in WHIP). He has approached me about making a deal and I’m wondering whether to take it.

    Paul Goldschmidt has been a dis?appointment so far, and I’m wondering if this is the start of a downward trend in his career. He still has name value, so I’m wondering if I deal him now.

    ?

    The 2nd place owner has made me 2 offers –

    Offer #1 –

    I get – Rhys Hoskins, Aaron Nola

    i trade – Paul Goldschmidt, Luis Castillo

    Offer Number 2 –

    ?

    I get – Marcel Ozuna, Aaron Nola

    I trade – Paul Goldschmidt, Luis Castillo

    Do either of these moves make sense? Do I have the pitching depth to absorb Nola?

    ?

    Here’s my team – ?

    C – JT Realmuto
    C – Yadier Molina?
    1b – Paul Goldschmidt
    2b – Daniel Murphy
    SS – Paul DeJong
    3b – Mike Moose?
    1b/3b – Jeff McNeil??
    2b/SS – Eduardo Escobar
    OF – Charlie Blackmon
    OF – Lorenzo Cain
    OF – Yasiel Puig
    OF – Bryan Reynolds
    Util – Jarrod Dyson?
    Util – Christian Walker

    P – Max Scherzer
    P – Criag Kimbrel
    P – Patrick Corbin
    P – Luis Castillo
    P – Zack Greinke?
    P – Brandon Woodruff
    P – Kenta Maeda?
    P – Kanley Janson?
    P – Raisel Iglesias???
    P – Wade Davis????

    I currently have 12 out of 12 in ERA and WHIP and Strikeouts and a 10 out of 12 in WIns.

    ??

    If I turn down his offers, the other owner will trade Hoskins for Jacob DeGrom and his SP will be Nola/Kershaw/DeGrom/Ryu/Fried….arguably better than mine. Do I ignore what he does and stick with the team that’s given me a ?28 point lead?

    ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ozuna or Hoskins

      • Will says:
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        Thanks for your reply!

        1 – Do you think Nola will out-perform Castillo rest of this season?

        2 – who do you prefer between Hoskins and Ozuna?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. No 2. Ozuna

  91. William Hung says:
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    Would you throw Heaney out there tomorrow @ TOR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fine

  92. Caps says:
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    Will I regret dropping Victor Robles for the likes of Olson and Soler in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Olson

  93. Tavern says:
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    Have a hold on 2nd place in my H2H redraft points league (pretty standard ESPN scoring). Would you drop Nick Markakis for Franmil Reyes, Hunter Pence (even though he just hit the IL) or Nick Castellanos? Looking for Rest of Season advice. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  94. Chris says:
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    Shallow 8 team H2H points league

    Activating Stanton today but have to drop an OF. Who do you drop?

    Eloy or Conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  95. Cable says:
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    Giolito & Tanaka for T Bauer …h/h points redraft

    Which side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

      • Cable says:
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        Close or not so & thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really

  96. motown_magic says:
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    Grey,
    10 Team Roto: 1st in runs. RBis, Hrs, OBP. middle of the pack in steals. Awful with ERA and Whip.

    I know it’s late today for ya already. Which side:

    I get Story
    Give: Vic Robles, Jorge Polanco, Zach Wheeler

    I have Xander at SS already, and Kingery at OF/SS
    OF: Rhys, Bellinger, Conforto, Beni, Robles, Judge coming back.

    Pitching is my weakness: Ryu, Berrios, (both acquired in trades), Stras, Clev, Marquez, Wheeler, Lucchesi, Plesac.

    I know it’s a haul I’m giving. Think it’s worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems decent, then turn around and trade Xander for pitching

      • motown_magic says:
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        Thank you good sir. Need to maintain my grip on these categories, and give Berrios and Ryu time to pull me out of the depths that Wheeler, Marquez, Darvish and Folty dragged me into. (latter 2 are long gone). Appreciate ya, best part of my mornings

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. Jon says:
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    I have a glut of OF and am short on SP. Trade Stanton for Charlie Morton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  98. Cable says:
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    Ohtani or M Olson in h/h points redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  99. KRS2 says:
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    I’m running away with steals. My Mondesi and Skaggs for his Snell/Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  100. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team, yahoo, 5×5.

    give- Max Scherzer, Jorge Polanco.
    get- Alex Bregman, Freddie Freeman

    is this good for Scherzer?

    MY TEAM
    CA- Grandal. 1B- Hoskins. 2B- Muncy. 3B- Chapman. SS- Turner.
    OF- KDavis. OF- MxSmith. OF- Meadows. UT- Polanco. UT- Mancini
    BN- Cano, LeMahieu, Hicks, Seager, Reynolds.
    SP- Scherzer, Buehler, Clevinger, Rodriguez, Maeda.
    RP- Osuna, Vazquez, Kimbrel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid

  101. primetime says:
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    Grey, would you drop D German for F Valedez?

    10 team keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  102. Travis Hafner says:
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    Looking to trade off 2020 draft picks for the stretch run from a selling team to push. Few questions- 12 team 6×6 OPS QS league

    1.) What order would you get rid of guys Inc this bunch? Specifically, guys I’d give back to him-
    Moran, Gurriel Jr., Alfaro (catcherless), Strop (a week of closer?) Cooper, La Stella, PLopez, I Kennedy

    2.) Rank these sets of players, I need to determine who id get the best value on-
    A.) Montas, Morton, Castillo, Woodruff, Hamels, Lynn
    B.) Starling Marte or Eloy
    C.) Doolittle, EDiaz, JHicks, WSmith

    Sorry for the long question. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. These guys have any value? I guess La Stella, Lourdes, Lopez, Cooper, maybe… Can chuck in other guys I didn’t mention, but I doubt they have any value

      2. Castillo, Morton, Montas, Hamels

      B. Eloy

      C. Edwin, Doolittle

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        I poorly worded question 1…. he’s gonna take back anyone I give him, so basically to reverse rank them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Strop, Kennedy, Moran, Alfaro

  103. Skeezix says:
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    OK Grey, waiver wire preferences!

    Framber Valdez, Zach Plesac, Kyle Gibson or Pablo Lopez?

    Garrett Cooper or David Fletcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson, Framber

      Cooper

  104. knucks says:
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    Deal on the table. 5×5 Roto.

    Treinen + Soroka
    or George Springer

    Close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  105. Robert says:
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    Biggio or Reddick for a utility spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

  106. Let's Play Two says:
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    Muncy or Hoskins ROS for counting stats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

  107. The Wild Card says:
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    grey, are or would you starting Logan Allen tonight vs the Brew Crew?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  108. Whirlaway says:
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    if only Dahl were batting like 3 or 4 in a pretty loaded lineup and got to play half his games in a good hitting park, say, Coors field or something…. then maybe we could hold him… :-)

    in all seriousness though, this dude is pure. projecting like a 30/10 guy who can hit .300 (maybe not 30 this year, but it’s there) has all five tools, and as many opposite field home runs as I’ve seen from anyone.

    fantasy baseball aside, he’s 25 and legitimately breaking out. one of the really, really good young baseball players in the league. Grady Sizemore-ish with a better bat, and tick less speed.

    Your thoughts?

    *sorry – posted this above but didn’t meant to

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope you’re right about the power, but his fly balls are way down, hard to hit HRs when you’re hitting LD and GB

      • Whirlaway says:
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        Hope so too. Interesting on the lack of fly balls… I sorted last 30 days during this heater he’s been on, and same flyball rate of 30.9%, ugh.

        How does he get such absurd BABIP’s?

        .404 BABIB in 62 games in 2016
        .311 BABIP in 2018
        .432 BABIP in 62 games in 2019

        then had a 230 game stretch in 2015/2016 (accross a few different levels) where he averaged like a .375 BABIP…

        what’s up with this? do good hitter tend to stay above the .300 BABIP line?

        This seems like a decent sample size… just don’t know what to make of it.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      I think a lot has to do with that oblique injury, not sure exactly where his was, but i had a similar one in high school ball… really sucks, takes a long time to fully heal. My guess is the lingering effect of it on his swing. The barrel-to-ball is there, hardhit% is there, exit velo is almost back to speed, its just his launch angle thats still done. Seems like the uppercut swing might still hurt a little and swinging the old school Jeter inside-out way feels less weird in the movement.

      • Whirlaway says:
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        Interesting, yeah I’m really hoping injuries don’t follow this guy.

        Also, zero L/R splits is just ridiculous. Career .309 vs lefties, career .307 vs righties.

        Now, the Home/Road splits look much for intriguing. Career .350 hitter at Coors; Career .256 hitter on the road… hmm

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think it has to do with his oblique, he changed his swing

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            which is nuts about his hit tool, cus he might win a batting title with a get-me-through-the-season swing… bahahaha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, agreed

              • Whirlaway says:
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                For sure. I trust y’all to let me know his fantasy value… but real life value… dang. Dahl can ball!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  109. hankg says:
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    Better bench bat – Olson or Biggio? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  110. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Choose one for saves

    Brasier, barnes, swarzak, buttrey, elias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Barnes

      • Molina bros bbq says:
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        Haha yuck. I do seem to remember you saying recently that you were done with barnes. Shows how little you think of the others on the list. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe Elias, but blech to him too

  111. Karlj says:
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    Grey
    I need help with a few deals on the table . Which one do you prefer?
    My Berrios for Bryant
    My Berrios for E Rosario
    My Hill for Kepler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eddie

  112. Ralphy says:
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    Luke Jackson was dropped in my league. Would you drop Leclerc for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  113. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft

    Domingo or Puig ROS

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, close

  114. stevie says:
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    Better streaming option for Wednesday?
    Matz @ Atl
    Bassitt vs Bal
    Mahle vs Hou
    B.Keller @ Sea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Bassitt

  115. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    12 Team H2H Categories

    Who do you like better for a stream?

    Pivetta @ WAS
    Gibson vs. BOS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Gibson

  116. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- Wheeler dropped in my 12 team league. I have a high waiver order priority. Is he worth the risk?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d grab him

  117. cg says:
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    I agree on Ohtani. Apparently he is an above average defender on all the corners (even though I have a hard time seeing him at 3rd) so why not play him in the field and use him as a RP? Some sort of fireman roll? If my memory serves me correctly, they also have two other players who can play the field/pitch in the minors, so call one of them up and use double switches so losing the DH isn’t really a penalty. I can’t imagine playing 1st/or RF would be so taxing on his arm that he couldn’t also be a relief pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  118. Robert says:
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    Mookie and Y. Chirinos for Acuna, who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mookie

  119. Matt says:
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    My Dahl and Avisal for Ozuna no brainer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  120. Matt says:
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    Drop Blake Parker for Barnes or Braiser?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnes

  121. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – which side do you like in this 12 teamer keeper? Is it close?

    Nonkeeper yelich + $3 Ryu + JDyson + $1 Garver

    $31 Scherzer, $27 Springer, Chrinos

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich, close

  122. Whirlaway says:
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    add Reynolds, Cooper, or Bruce for Avisail in a h2h 7×7 yahoo league with OBP and OPS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

  123. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Goldschmidt for Benintendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

      • bobbo says:
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        What about Goldy and Pham for Judge? Too much. I need to move Goldy to make room.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bit much

          • bobbo says:
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            Thought so. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  124. Cram It says:
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    Pete Beef!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beef!

  125. Trickrey says:
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    I was offered Vlad Jr. for my Jose Ramirez in a 5×5 OBP redraft league. Jose has kind of been a bench bat for me as I wait til he hopefully turns it around. Who would you prefer ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Vlad

  126. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey!

    Loves the write up and hope I’m not too late.

    1) Ketel Marte and Giolito for Bryant
    2) JRam and Giolito for Bryant

    Which side?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      I’d take Bryant in the 2nd one

  127. Drew says:
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    Drop blake parker for gallen in my 16-team keeper with NSVH as a category? Other RPs are Diaz, Buttrey, Vazquez, D. Castillo, and Lugo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab Gallen

      • Drew says:
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        Elieser is also available…which Marlin you prefer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Whichever one stays in rotation when Smith returns… I’d guess Yamamoto, but I don’t know

        • Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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          pretty sure gallen was simply taking a shit when they set up the line “promotions to MLB for MIA arlins SP” or MIA arlins are just stupid town.

    • Drew says:
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      Or is another RP the drop?…or hold?

  128. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Odor or Urias (as bench bat).

  129. William Hung says:
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    Lorenzen out there for the save again tonight… what are the Reds doing? Chasing saves has been an exhausting exercise this year – I feel like saves have too many faces this year

    • William Hung says:
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      Francisco Lindor with the massively fat ticker tease

  130. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Maybin just homered again.

    If he starts stealing bases again, I’m going to have to grab him. Does he get ABs when the Billionaires are completely healthy?

    My OF is pretty stacked with Acuña, Eeeee-loy, Robles, Trout, and Upton. Kingery is my U since I have his other spots filled with studs, too.

    Moran and Bader are on my bench.

    Cooper, Maybin, Holt, Teoscar, FormerlyFatMattAdams, Ji-Man, Sogard, DeShields, and Kemp are available.

    Anything I should do there?

    Also, random Catcher question. I have Mitch Garver, Male Prostitute and Vazquez (14-team 2-Catcher OBP league…UGH) so I’m surprised to still see Brian McCann out there…also see Chance Sisco, Flowers, Casali, Pina, and Kevan Smith.

    Any upgrades there?

  131. KrazyIvan says:
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    Kikuchi :(
    Even with a green number under his name SON should put an asterisk with the warning **MAYBE THE ONLY PITCHER WORSE THEN EDWIN JACKSON**

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      goes to check FIP for SP in entire league.
      kikuchi (before today, 76th worst at 5.30)
      e-jax (3rd worst, the others are cobb at 11.85 and tropeano)

      if we adjust to say minimum 30 innings:
      kikuchi (38th worst, slightly better than leake his team mate)

  132. Gregjeffries says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey!

    Which side you prefer?
    Altuve & Lucchesi (or Severino) vs F. Montas & Ryu

    Thanks much!

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