My, my, my my hitters can’t hit so hard! Makes me say, “Oh my Lord!” Thank you for blessing me, but please! I didn’t sneeze! Okay, okay, OKAY! Let’s bask like a Spanish omelette (that might be Basque) in Kenta Maeda. Yesterday, was nearly the best start of the year until Taylor Rogers did the doo-doo after being told “don’t do doo-doo.” Maeda went 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.27. By the by, you can see all the top 100 starts of the year under that linkiemajiggies. (I say ‘nearly’ because that page updates after the start, and Rogers blew his win.) I called Maeda a sleeper for a good four months this preseason. Here’s a brief snippet of me back in February, “Traded to the Twins, because all, and I mean, all things I touch turn to gold. *touches lamé jumper* I’m Beyonce, snitches! This can’t be bad for Maeda. If you want, like, actually facts, fine. Maeda’s about to be a top 20 starter.” Then I went on for about 1500 words across five different starter sleeper posts about Maeda’s swinging strike rate and how much I loved Maeda. If you didn’t draft him, that is really more on you. You could’ve touched him, now you Kenta’d. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Corbin Burnes – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Wait, are you saying Burnes is better than Eric Lauer? Really? Wow, shocking. Way to read the room, Counsell.

Starlin Castro – Out for the year, after having wrist surgery. He had a pin inserted. In the clubhouse, he’ll have The Hurt Locker.

Cristian Pache – Called up by the Braves. So, just the other day, Prospect Itch gave you his latest prospect stash list, and Pache was right there (with Mize, Skubal, K*bert– yo, is Itch psychic?). In his Braves prospect list, he ranked Pache 2nd, and mentioned how he was caught 11 times in 19 steal attempts. That is legitimately hilarious, since Pache runs like the wind. (Good wind, not your uncle’s wind.) There’s concern Pache could get a .380 BABIP, and still barely scrap out a .250 average, and he obviously doesn’t know what’s coming or going for stealing bases. “So, I run to 2nd base and not back to 1st like a shuttle run?” That’s Pache jotting down notes. In one league where I needed steals (lost Bichette), I grabbed Pache, but he might only be up until this weekend when Acuña hopefully returns.

Josh Tomlin – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.35. Wait until the Braves find out they have Ian Anderson.

Matt Harvey – Was added to the Royals’ major league roster and to the players’ “Don’t go near my wife” list.

Tarik Skubal – 2 IP, 4 ER. Well, he looked a little better than the line. I mean, marginally. Not helping, is it? Yeah, didn’t think so. Season’s too short, move on quickly and try to find someone else.

Dylan Cease – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.16. I’m not being daft. His peripherals look atrocious. Wanna stream? Fine. Streamonator loved last night’s start for him, and hates his next one. Wanna go against the robot? You’re on your own.

Justin Verlander – Played catch on Monday. I get that he doesn’t want surgery, but you know next year in March he’s going to say, “I feel 100%, I’m ready to go,” then need surgery within two weeks of that. You just know this is happening.

Yordan Alvarez – Hit the IL with knee discomfort. Ever see the size of this guy? His knees aren’t the problem; everything above them is. Dude needs tree trunks under his hips.

Zack Greinke – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.84 vs. Antonio Senzatela – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.90. This matchup was billed as, “A man with few words vs. A man with few nice words said about him.” Since Senzatela — Sincetela? — is likely unknown to many, he’s a guy with a 95 MPH fastball, four pitches, and a slider that is most interesting. His ground ball tendencies (50%) and command (1.5 BB/9) are what stand out. Can I recommend him outside of NL-Only? I can barely recommend him in Antonio-Only leagues.

Dylan Bundy – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.48. The Regression Fairies find your taste in slacks questionable and they will crush your ratios.

Tommy La Stella – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games and third mention of him in three days and smoke is escaping through my ears can’t stop for punctuation why haven’t you picked him up yet are you a mystery-flavored Dum-Dum lollipop?

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. On our Player Rater, any guesses where Yaz Jr. Jr. is? Okay, no idea what you just guessed but I’m gonna say you’re about 50-75 spots lower than you should be.

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. After he homered, it was reported that, due to rounding the bases, Sandoval was now in the best shape of his life.

Jose Iglesias – Hit the IL with a strained quadriceps. What a weird thing to find in a colander.

Anthony Santander – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. “With the first pick of the 2021 fantasy draft, I take Anthony Wakanda…” Whispers to friend, “Is that his last name?”

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in three games. Who is your father who tells you all the perfect pickups? Is it I? Have I birthed your giant balding head and mismatched socked feet? Yes, I have.

Nate Pearson – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.61. Life’s too short and so his Altuve’s career without trash can bangs. Get rid of Pearson.

Frankie Montas – 1 2/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 4.74. The Regression Fairies are taking a twerking Zoom exercise class and they will destroy your ratios.

Luke Weaver – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 9.16. This guy got dumped in all my leagues recently — even a 12-team NL-Only — and I tried to pick him up, but, alas, I failed you. Please don’t let it be a reflection on what we shared from across the internet with no actual real personal interaction. Streamonator likes Weaver’s next start too, and I’d get in, if I could.

Nick Ahmed – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .275. Sure, Dr. Nick is out-slugging Eduardo Escobar, but who’s fault is that? Wait, that’s Escobar’s fault. Right. That’s obvious.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer. People are still asking if they should pick up Calhoun about five homers in a week after I told people to pick him up. You waiting for a game 61 tie-breaker?

David Peterson – Hit the IL with shoulder fatigue. Mets are undefeated with the worst luck. Filling in for Peterson will be Corey Oswalt (4 1/3 IP, 2 ER). Previously, Oswalt was most famous for killing JFK.

J.D. Davis – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Jonathan Davis Davis was more Just Dong than Just Dong.

Brandon Nimmo – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .253. In August, he’s hitting–Kidding. Short season joke.

Zach Eflin – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.14 vs. Zack Godley – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 6.87. Zaxxon is a shoot-em up game. Same as when you put the Zach/ks on.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-5,  2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (4), hitting .367. There’s guys who are becoming George Clooneys carved out of sticks of butter right in front of our eyes this year like Tatis, so it’s hard to focus on everyone, but Bryce hasn’t been bad at all. Though, just hitting against any Red Sox pitcher feels like it’s breaking some unwritten rule.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .214. “This wheelbarrow is really heavy. Is it possible to just prop Hoskins against a tree and wait for wolves–Wait a second! Hoskins just moved his arm!”

Mallex Smith – Optioned to alternate training site. Maybe that will work like two negatives equaling a positive. “Here, at the alternate training site, we teach you how to swing backwards.” Mallex swings backwards and hits a line drive on his backswing. Frank Voila!

Marco Gonzales – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.34. Welp, that’s a start that’s gonna make me look at his stats. One second please. *Looks at Marco Gonzales’s stats, which leads me to Google origin of Marco Polo pool game four and half hours later* What the hell was I doing? Oh yeah, Gonzales. Elite command, weak sauce velocity and Ks. Solid matchups guy for the Streamonator.

Tony Gonsolin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners (zero walks), 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Daddy Yankee sings Gasolina, but Tony’s a Dodger. You are now Daddy Dodger, and I’m in. Don’t need to see anything else. Well, I’d like to know who he’s facing for his next start. He does have a next start, right? Eff it! Will figure that out later. I’m in. Give me all those Daddy Dodger shares.

Carlos Carrasco – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.71. His perfs (that’s what the kids call ’em) look decent enough. The results are iffy, but I’d be buying low, if an owner was pushing away Cookie yelling, “Diabeetus,” like Wilford Brimley. RIP, you big lug.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .194. This homer came in the 1oth. A home run with a free man on 2nd base feels so pointless. Way to ruin baseball, Manfred, you ghoul!

Ian Happ – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .313. You know who I have more shares of than prolly any other hitter? Ian Happ! So, don’t come in the comments and tell me I don’t appreciate him. (I 100% didn’t appreciate how well he was doing. I mean, I knew he wasn’t awful, but I hadn’t realized how purdy his OBP was.)

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.80. I need to just move on, because it bums me out so much that we didn’t get to see Yu for six months. Not you you, silly! Though, it is nice to see you. Is that a new hairstyle you’re doing with your eyebrows?

Brendan McKay – Will have season-ending shoulder surgery. The herbathrowdite is becoming almost as endangered as the flat-billed pitchypus.

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .337. B. Lowe? Everyone else in the league. (Ignore that it reads “Be Lau.” Or use that interpretation and think of him becoming one with Charley Lau.) Anyone floating on clouds rostering Lowe? I wanted to, but put ‘want’ in one hand and Lowe in the other hand, and who are you Lou Ferrigno putting a grown-ass man in your hand?

Austin Meadows – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .271. Cute watching the Rays and Yanks play each other, ignoring the giant Oriole in the division that’s flossing with worms, watching and waiting.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00. I’ll be honest, didn’t think Snell’s ERA was that good, but just looked at his player page (you click any player’s name and get there), and I would’ve taken the over on his IP. What’s he on pace for, 45 IP? That’s a woof from me, dawg.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .138. At some point after he got hit in the junk drawer, he must’ve decided he was going to hit homers and nothing else.

Luke Voit – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Easily the Yanks’ biggest power bat right now. That’s not controversial. So, where does Boone hit him? Leadoff! Everyone in that lineup besides Sanchez makes more sense hitting leadoff. Incredible.

Masahiro Tanaka – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.60. If he played for any other team, you’d never even consider rostering him. You’d be like, “Should I go Zach Davies or Tanaka in my 20-team league?”

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .203. I don’t mind this guy, but there’s others I *pinkie to mouth* Profar.

Drew Pomeranz – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER as he entered in the 7th inning. I was the first one to get to waivers for possible Padres closers, Stammen or Pagan, and I looked at them for one beat, two beats, three beats — one having a 5 K/9 and one a 5 BB/9 — and I passed. I didn’t even look at Cal Quantrill (1/3 IP, 0 ER) who actually got the save.

Wil Myers – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .286. The background on my Zoom calls is me handing the MVP trophy to Wil Myers and him rightfully pointing out that he already won the 2020 NL MVP during our last Zoom call. It’s very meta.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .214. Too big bad calls this year from me so far were loving Mercado and hating Gallo. Both of which in retrospect were avoidable. Once we saw Mercado was barely hitting 9th in March, and Gallo had an extra few months to recover from his wrist injury, it should’ve been obvious. Gallo is still an 0-for-4 from hitting .190 though. Yes, even when I admit mistakes, I undercut them. So?

Mike Minor – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.94. Last year, the Rangers dropped a third out so Mike Minor could get one more out by strikeout, so he could get 200 Ks. This year The Playing It The Right Way Gods have smitten Minor to an awful year. This is why you never double-cross unwritten rules. You can’t ignore them by saying you just didn’t read them. No one has, they’re unwritten! Seriously, all the nonsense about unwritten rules and Tatis swinging on a 3-0 pitch is such utter BS. Unwritten rules are unwritten because everyone thought those rules were too stupid to write down. Then Jayce Tingler throwing Tatis under the bus is the absolute capper. Wanna talk about unwritten rules? Okay, fine. The 1st unwritten rule is a manager should have one of his player’s backs! Tingler can eff all the way off.

 
  1. thorby says:
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    Maeda was an absolute monster!

    Minor droppable for a streamer at this point? I’ve got him in dynasty but it doesn’t seem like the velo is going to come back consistently (he was up to 93 at one point and below 90 at another) and his change ain’t tasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, lose Minor

  2. Taylor Sims says:
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    Gurriel Jr., La Stella, Ahmed, or Miller?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lastella for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes

  3. Mubsy says:
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    Rank ROS in shallow 10 team roto: JD Davis, Moustakas, Vlad, Suarez thx

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Vlad, Suarez, JD for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Close…Vlad, JD, Moose

  4. mojoman says:
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    hi Grey,
    please rank them ROS

    Berrios, Gausman, Elieser Hernandez, Desclafani, Weaver

    thanks :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gaus, Berrios

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Elieser, Berrios, Gausman for me but they’re all kinda streamers

  5. Swfcdan says:
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    K Marte off to a slow start power wise.

    Me: sees the D-Backs lit up Montas last night. Checks Marte’s box score, sees 0-0 as he was rested. Say it with me…..SONUVABENCH!

    Paddack over Glasno?
    Sonny or Bauer for Buehler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy sit!

      Yes, Paddack — Sonny, Bauer

      • Swfcdan says:
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        Ah yes the sonuvabench one is for when the guy is on your bench. Holy sit my glossary terms are out of practice!

        Wow you totally down on Buehler then, reasons?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He hasn’t been very good or able to pitch deep into games

  6. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Masterpiece theater!

    a. True story: Royals thought they were really hiring Steve Harvey for comic relief then they found out the joke was on them when it was for reals Matt Harvey (The Dark Knight!).

    b. Man, I dropped Workman in my 12-team RCL. I picked up Andrew Miller for him. Workman is owned in 95% of leagues but you tell me who will win a game for the Red Sox? Who? Porcello’s gone so don’t mention him. Eo? The bullpen vulture a win? I can’t see them either winning a game on the strength of their hitting OR their pitching. Add to that Workman had pitched last on August 15 for 0.2 of an inning where he got pummeled in a non-save situation (just to get some work in, pardon the pun). Before that it was August 8. You can do the math, he might be useful later and I might pick him up if it happens ’cause he’s already cleared waivers and NO ONE WANTS HIM!!!

    c. Last night was a good night to roster Phillies except Kingery! Then to add insult to injury, to add salt to his wounds, his replacement Gosselin hits 2 HRs(!!!) in his 2 replacement ABs!!

    d. Grey!! Too funny on Oswalt. To keep the ‘os’ concept going, in Toronto we have a building constructed in the 1830s (so really old in Canadian terms) used for all things legal called….Osgoode Hall. Check it out when you come to visit TO next time.

    e. Noticed that Deshizz Jr has a .318 BA AND a .318 SLG, meaning he has only singles meaning he’s ready to go partay where Plesac and Clevinger went and just needs a furlough and the address, easy peasy breezy.

    f. MLB quote of the day for August 19, 2020

    ‘Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.’

    Louis ‘Lou’ Clark Brock, aka The pride of El Dorado (AR).

    Brock was famous for passing Ty Cobb on the all-time SB leaderboard in 1977. He got hatemail just like Aaron so it took a lot of determination and sheer will to continue and finally beat Cobb. He’s also famous for the quote ‘If you don’t have something, you don’t miss it.’ In all my days spent in rural Africa, it’s the one truth that really rings true. Until rural Africa saw radios or AK47 guns, life was good – simple but good.

    Brock’s 162-game was as follows.

    696 PA, 640 AB, 100 R, 187 H, 30 2B, 9 3B, 9 HR, 56 RBI, 58 SB, 19 CS, 47 BB, 107 K, .293/.343/.410 slash line, 109 OPS+, 262 TB

    His best year was his 1967 season (though other years like 1974 when he came in second in the MVP voting could be true).

    724 PA, 689 AB, 113 R, 206 H, 32 2B, 12 3B, 21 HR, 76 RBI, 52 SB, 18 CS, 24 BB, 109 K, .299/.327/.472 slash line, 128 OPS+, 325 TB

    He’s still alive so you can send him a tweet to tell him he’s appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha

      B. Yeah, that’s fair, I own Workman, but it hasn’t been fun

      C. Ha, I know

      D. Yup!

      E. That is pretty impressive

      F. Love it! Great quote — he sadly was lapped by Rickey and I don’t think people remember him as well bc of that

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        a. He was great but not REALLY great. His 1967 season he walked 29 times and K’d 109 times. He was fast and that’s the connection from yesterday to today. I almost did Coleman who I almost did yesterday. The logic?

        1. Yesterday I chose LeFlore because he had an 18.2 career WAR versus 15.2 for Vince Coleman.
        2. Today I realized I didn’t do Brock yet and he’s waaaaaay better than Coleman. So there’s that.

        b. DeShizz with many singles but few SB. Things that make you go hmmm.

        c. So sorry for the forest fires in N. California and Death Valley. Terrible times forest inhabitants.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Interesting, didn’t realize he was so bad at OBP — different era tho, ya know

          B. Ha, yup

          C. Yeah, nowhere near me, but sucks

  7. Ghost of Grady Little says:
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    We’re almost at the end of August and I’ve yet to see Grey troll owners of bad players with “have you checked our football rankings?”… Strange year indeed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — true!

  8. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey grey! In a 12 team keeper, I have Pearson keepable for $5, but am trying to make a push for this year so I’ve been shopping him. His start last night downgraded the offers I’m getting (the one that was floated earlier in the week was conditioned on him looking startable in last night’s start – whoops!). Anyway, I do have this on the table now:

    Pearson for his Kenley Jansen + one of Paxton, M Kelly, or G Richards. None of the pieces I’d be getting are priced to keep.

    Would you do that move / is it close?

    The other deal I’m working on is something where I give my $10 Matt chapman and Pearson and get Luis Castillo and Jansen…he wanted Eloy (keepable for $10) for the pair of Castillo/Jansen, so not sure he’ll go for this one, hence being curious about the first offer I mentioned!

    Thanks a lot!

    PS – Pearson desclafani and canning have dropped me from 3rd best era and whip to 7th and 8th respectively., OOOOOF

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      By the way, in the Luis Castillo deal I’m trying to swing, Castillo is keepable for $17 (would go for $30-35 at auction).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To win this year, it sounds fine — I’d take any of them, Kelly, Pax

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks – good to know. To keep Pearson at $5, he’d have to beat out one of my current keeper candidates, the “worst” of whom are $10 Matt Chapman $7 Giolito and $24 Robert.

        Also have a $4 Kluber (jk – just for trade bait) and $4 Nick Solak who currently would not be kept.

        So, feels like I can afford to lose Pearson (even though I love him).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          All three of those ‘terrible’ keepers are better than Pearson

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            Exactly. Hopefully the injury (which honestly sounds a little more like an excuse to give him a breather) doesn’t scare him away!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t do the Castillo one

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Sorry, I mistyped the Castillo one. Castillo one (which isn’t on the table but might be in the cards) is …

        M Chapman ($10) + Pearson for RENDON ($23), Castillo ($17) and Jansen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Pretty fair tho

  9. mattjadin says:
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    Was that a Michael Franti reference?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no it wasn’t

  10. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    ATL: or t.davidson. i.anderson though, isn’t his projected BB rate upside near that of what touki has done his entire MLB innings short career? which is the range of like the best states have for buying cigarettes cost or so in those states.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s fair, and they’re prolly not the answer in redraft leagues

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        yeah these prospect pitchers almost all of them not faring well so far. and here’s pearson popping up injured too.

  11. Tom says:
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    Scott Kingery and Vlad Jr are there two bigger disappointments thus far?

    • Cram It says:
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      Bellinger, Devers, Gleyber, Mondesi, Eugenio. Considering where they were drafted compared to Kingery, they’re worse.

      • William Hung says:
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        I saw Yelich was batting like .180 as well

        • Cram It says:
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          Yeah, he has 5 dongs at least. BA should normalize. Mondesi has 2 RBI! Suarez has 6 and batting .123. Da fuq?

          • William Hung says:
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            Hopefully this Covid break for Suarez got him a mental rest and he’ll be back – he’s killing me

    • Cram It says:
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      You can drop Kingery. You can’t drop the others.

    • David D says:
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      Dahl
      Mondesi
      Altuve
      Devers
      Baez

      Have been among 5 of the worst hitters in baseball.

      • Five-on-One says:
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        Ha – I’ve got Altuve, Devers and Baez all on the same team! And in first place!
        (Thank you Sonny Gray and Lance Lynn).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yikes

          • Dave D says:
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            Imposter!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Dave D says:
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                I need to add a pic apparently. But that requires creating a WordPress account. Complicated for this simpleton.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Looks like you figured it out!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    But what is that?

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Me surfing

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah…Hard to see so small

                    • Dave D says:
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                      In the land of chilaquiles…

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Test

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Now we’re talking!

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Ok, changed it to something baseball so I don’t obfuscate your olfactory sensibilites….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes, love it

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Thanks! Bittesweet memories of yesteryear…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It’s a good pic!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve’s hitting .160 something

  12. William Hung says:
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    I’d like to think I was on the La Stella 2020 bandwagon early on – I love him in my format since Day 1 (5×5 with Ks, OPS, and Errors) – the lack of steals sucks, but that is offset by his lack of Ks and decent OPS… where everyone in the league has like a 20-30% K-rate – it’s nice to have a guy be below 10%

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Yeah, he’s become like a more interesting Cano

  13. detroit_kozak says:
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    Montas stat line was so, so bad…. Is it just back regression, is he still injured in the back, or are the D-Backs bats back?

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      It was a control/command issue mostly… his back might still be bothering him or the 9 day layoff was too much and he didn’t get stretched out enough, or both.

    • mojoman says:
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      I just traded Montas with Kepler for other man’s Bieber a day before. hehe.
      btw, D’backs hitting hot recently. it’s only time to see big flies from Ketel. he should.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be his back, I hadn’t heard anything either way

  14. Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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    Good piece Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate) from Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston!

    Agree ONE HUNERT with your take on Tatis and the unwritten rule BS. I heard there was un uproar about a guy swinging 3-0 with a team up 7 in the 8th…and I thought to myself…SELF what the absolute heckkkkk. What?!?

    No team has ever come back from being down 7?
    Is this the little league where everyone gets a trophy and we don’t want hurt feelings?
    We just stop trying to score when we get up by a certain amount, how bout up 6? 5??
    If 7 runs is really the magic number, what inning do you lay down your bat? If it’s 7-0 in the first, do you keep taking pitches until the other team gets a run? So absurd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice! Thanks!

      Yes, so absurd! The Phils just lost a 7 run lead the week before

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Remember when the Padres came back down 6 in the 9th against the Rockies? they scored 12 unanswered runs to win in extras.

        Pepperidge Farm remembers, and so does Tatis.

        Baseball has no clock, therefore no game is out of reach, and what if that slam is the difference between Taits winning MVP and not? Thats not just an award but a salary bonus too and potential leverage during arbitration, so now you are asking him give up his earning potential. F*** that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, 100%

      • Uncle Razzkai says:
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        Absolutely. What you wrote about unwritten rules and Tingler screwing over Tatis might have been one of the best things you’ve written this season … right up there with recommending drafting Tatis in the first round!

        But how do you feel about players backing their coaches, e.g. what Kelly (Dodgers) said about the Asterisks being snitches, for letting the coaches and managers take the fall. The coaches/managers were likely doomed, anyways — should the players have owned up, take some penalty as well, as a show of support?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! Yes, players should’ve stepped up if they cheated

  15. Chris says:
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    “Who is your father who tells you all the perfect pickups?”

    Dad, when will my 3rd round pick on Mondesi come to fruition?

    Sincerely,

    Your Petulant Son

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so, son! I hope so!

  16. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Time to drop Canning although not much on the wire. Please rank the following:

    Burnes, Kuhl, Weaver, Sandoval, Mahle

    Thanks

    • Saint says:
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      Scratch Mahle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnes, Weaver

  17. scoboticus says:
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    Andre Scrubb must have known what was going to happen to Maeda’s win, because he gave me one beforehand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid move from Scrubb

  18. Five-on-One says:
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    11-team 5×5 league with weekly lineups due at noon:

    1) Prefer Pressley (7 games on tap for the week) or Melancon (5 games on the schedule)? One starts and one sits.

    2) Prefer Didi (8 games schedules) or Swanson (5 games)? Again, one starts and one sits.

    3) With Acuna’s return date uncertain, sit him for the week (MAX of 4 games) and play Teoscar, Myers and KLewis in the OF?

    4) Need to drop Will Smith and pick up a replacement catcher – which one out of Sisco, Barnes and Perez. Leaning Perez, but have no clue, really.

    Thanks for the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Pressly

      2. Didi

      3. Lewis

      4. Perez

      • Five-on-One says:
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        For question 3, is your advice to sit Lewis to play Acuna? Just checking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, I’d play Lewis

          • Five-on-One says:
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            Sorry for the confusion – I own all four and need to sit one. Leaning toward sitting Acuna given his uncertain status, but hate to miss eruption by Acuna (Aunaruption?). Sit which one of the four, please?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, sounds fine

  19. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Are you starting R.Hill tonight?
    If yes, need to drop a guy to make room.
    14 team roto mixer…
    Moreland
    A.Gimenez
    D.Murphy
    Renfroe
    E5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Moreland

  20. Josh Fromstein says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Bundy or Bassitt? Rest of season… 5X5

    Thanks! Great work as always. Cheers.

    • Josh Fromstein says:
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      Santander or Schwarber would be the piece I would be adding if I move one of those two arms. Any preference?

      Thanks again,

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d want Santander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

  21. dmax04 says:
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    Points league – ROS who would you rather:

    Hampson or Eddie Escobar

    Very win-heavy league for pitchers. Pick 3:
    M Kelly, Happ, Luke Weaver, Houser, Kikuchi, Valdez, Javier

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

      Kelly, Houser, Framber

      • dmax04 says:
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        Thanks, Grey. Contreras was just dropped – assume he’s the play over d’Arnaud ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  22. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    The Red Sox were so bad against the Phils last night the Cardboard cutouts left Fenway in 5th innning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  23. Filkarri says:
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    Any reason to hang onto Dylan Carlson or Jo Adell in redrafts?

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      Even in standard H2h — is DC going to bust out or just be a bust?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  24. Java Jimba says:
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    Minor is concerning, but his velo looks to be normal. He said he can’t grip and deliver his change up like last year or previous years . I wonder if the 2020 ball has more red than last year’s.

    Anyways, is Minor a good buy low for the rest of the year? Last year seems like an anomaly now compared to previous years as a starter, though he has 3 pitches hovering at most .227 ba so I’m a bit confused as to where to go with Minor now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him

  25. Nightpandas says:
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    15 team 11 Keeper league where I’m trying to win

    Give Albies and Carlson

    Get Darvish and KJansen…to much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Albies

  26. Cram It says:
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    Framber in Coors today? I know better than to start anyone that’s not a stud in Coors, but is Framber there yet?

    • Bryan B says:
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      I hope all my many enemies do.

      • Cram It says:
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        Ha. Kill ’em with sending their fantasy baseball pitchers to Coors.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  27. uncle wighty says:
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    start calhoun or cronenworth today? thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  28. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Soft Ice Cream Day, Grey!

    Dane Dunning called up to start today vs DET against Mize.

    SON seems to really like Dunning (not so much Mize).

    12-team, 6×6, Roto redraft league (roster below)

    C: Contreras
    1B: Bellinger
    2B: K. Marte
    3B: Sano
    SS: Villar
    IF: Correa
    OF: Franmil Reyes, Grisham, Kyle Lewis
    UTL: G. Hampson
    bn: Kyle Tucker, Joc Pederson, Pache
    IL: Judge
    NA: Lux

    SP: Bieber, Berrios, Urias, G. Marquez, Merrill Kelly, David Peterson, Bielak, Gonsolin, Mize
    RP: Hader, Workman, Montero, Wick,
    IL: Carlos Martinez, A. Wood

    2 questions:

    1. Would you drop anyone for Dunning?
    2. Would you start Mize today (SON: -12.2)?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, can’t believe it’s been a year already

      1. Nope

      2. Having real cold feet, prolly wouldn’t

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        thanks x3.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Grey can you go down to the ball park and poke Bellinger with a stick or something? Thanks in advance!

    Seriously considering dropping Mondesi to pick up La Stella in a 10 team redraft. I’m already leading in steals and have enough guys that swipe occasionally enough that it shouldn’t change. I could really use the average and counting stats. Am I being foolish to make a move like this or would you hold?
    I’ve tried to move him for something I could need and haven’t had any takers. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure that’s allowed during a pandemic

      I would hold Mondesi

  30. Alex says:
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    Dylan Carlson looking pretty lost … time to move on?

    Also Carlson or Madrigal ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can move on — Madrigal

  31. ozunaiknow says:
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    Thank you for all the help in the forum. Have some decisions and hoping for an opinion. Would it be best to sit Glasnow today @NYY. Secondly RP Have Britton. Let him go for Buttrey or Romo? Lastly Winker on waivers. Have Soler . Who might be best ROS? I know Soler is the better rated but with only a month to go and Winker seems to be raking.

    10 team roto. Thanks to this forum I picked up Lewis before the season began. Surprised so many thoughts of selling high. He has carried my OF position with Yelich and Soler being so so.
    Cruz and Lewis have carried me. My infielders are solid Bichetter (now IL), Anderson, and Marte.

    Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Glasnow

      Buttrey

      Soler

      Selling high depends on who you can get

      No problem

  32. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Dare we start Glasnow tonight @ NY?
    On the surface it seems like an easy no, but they are missing Novio, Judge, and DJ and the remaining cast strikes out a lot. I’m on the fence!

    • Cram It says:
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      I am.

    • David D says:
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      It is an easy no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to

  33. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Frankie Goes To Phoenix was not the cover band I was hoping for—and it certainly wasn’t relaxing!

    Frankie Montas’ control/command was a mess. Maybe his back was still an issue, maybe was the 9-day layoff, or both. Worth keeping an eye, hopefully not a DL stint in his future like Chatwood (same issue)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

      Yeah, maybe it’s his back, but doesn’t have much time to get right, unfortch

  34. toolshed says:
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    Hoskins had a down year last year considering that power was way up and he plays in a hitter friendly park. Alot of people were expecting a bounce back this year. He is 27 and is supposed to be peaking. Do you see him as a buy low for next year in a keeper format? He is still walking a lot but where has the power gone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on how low, but not that excited about buying him

      • toolshed says:
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        That’s what I thought. I look at what he did as a rookie and even his second year and keep wondering what happened to that guy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

    • hot corner says:
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      Personally, I am buying low right now…

      K-rate under 20%
      BB-rate over 20%
      Hits in 7 of the last 8 games and hitting over .300 in that time
      Hit his 1st HR last night and he hits them in streaks

      I have traded for him twice in the last 2 days for next to nothing.

  35. primetime says:
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    Grey, great article as usual. Your nailing the sleepers this season. Happ, Maeda, Biggio, last season Shane M’fer Bieber. Also, ITCH on it with these call ups man. The prospectwhisper.

    1. Since you the sleeper psychic? Give me 2 pitchers and 1 hitter who may be on your radar for next season give we only played 25 games.

    2. Any way, 10 team keeper league OBP with NO 2021 draft. This is the same team we keep next year. So I am trying to compete for this year and trying to grab players who may be early picks next year.

    3, With Moose do back, who do I drop?

    4. Also, can i get a ROS rank with the team below?

    C – Vazquez
    1b – Freeman
    2b – Biggio
    3b – Arenado
    SS – Story
    OF – Bellinger
    OF – Rosario E
    OF- Happ
    U – Chapman M

    Bench
    IL – Moustakis
    IL – Stanton
    Dozier, H
    Mondesi (grabbed last week when someone dropped him)
    Grisham
    Lewis K
    Pache (grabbed yesterday)
    Frazier

    Starters
    Bieber
    Nola
    Glasnow
    Urias
    Maeda

    Bradley
    Igeleis

    Bench
    Odorizzi
    Cival
    Gore
    Skukal ( grabbed due to ITCH love)

    As always thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. I’ll tell you in December/January

      3. Pache

      4. Looks solid!

  36. Hometown Heroes says:
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    Would you trade Mize for Victor Reyes in a 10 team AL only league? Hurting for steals but don’t know how much playing time he will actually get going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d do better

    • EnglishMetsFan says:
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      Wait and see. The Tiger’s jewel pitches today. I have in my main keeper league. Salivating, but not expecting greatness this year. Should help with K’s if you need them.

  37. Chris says:
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    If Luis Robert misses time: Fill in with Monte Harrison, or drop him for Nick Ahmed or Luis Garcia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ahmed

  38. Sean says:
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    That bear or Bull article came in clutch yesterday…swapped out grisham for myers at the last minute. Nice to see Grisham rack up some hits on a lefty though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  39. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Okay so I am truly out on Cease…. Not going back. So please let me know how you like them…. Houser, Gonsolin or Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin, Gonsolin

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Not sure I why didn’t write Burnes after Corbin… So not Patrick Corbin… Sorry

  40. BAC says:
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    5×5 12 team OBP

    Grichuk or Evan white?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  41. joebobsays says:
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    Morejon? Thoughts for NL only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Out of $100 FAAB, I’d throw like $2 at him — looks like a solid 2-4 IP guy

  42. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Another note for yesterday: Tim Anderson is the worst thing to happen to the Tigers since Detroit. 3 HR 5 runs 5 rbis in 2 days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  43. phil says:
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    Montas or Wheeler, who ya taking? Keeper League.

    Thanks!

  44. Jason Murray says:
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    What to do with Pearson? I feel like I can’t start him, so he is taking up a roster spot. Is he droppable for the right streamers or hold? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

      • Jason Murray says:
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        Good call, especially with the “elbow soreness” now. Who gives the best chance for a good start this weekend…

        Luke Weaver @ SF
        Duffy vs. MIN
        Margevicius vs. TEX
        Lindblom @ PIT

        SON sees them as fairly similar. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weaver

  45. aintlifegrand says:
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    You starting Pablo Lopez at home today against the Mets? The Robot doesn’t love him at -3.9 but the peripherals are tantalizing and looks like he might have taken a step forward.

    Innings per start are a cat for me as well, no W or QS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  46. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Nate Pearson headed to IL with “elbow tightness” Nooooooooooo
    Goodnight, sweet prince.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Effin sucks

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        and Eflin sucks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, of course

  47. detroit696969 says:
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    Think Winker keeps his hot streak going after a few days off or exchange for Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Grichuk

  48. Will says:
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    Spencer Howard worth a flier? (he was dropped in our league). His numbers look terrible so far but maybe he pulls a Weaver out of the hat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  49. Skufer says:
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    Now that Jose Iglesias is out with injury. If the Orioles call up Mountcastle is he an automatic pickup ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  50. Earl says:
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    what do people think of following starts today?:
    1) Degrom at Marlins
    2) Luzardo at home vs DBacks
    3) Paddack at home vs Rangers
    4) Framber Valdez at Rockies (I know probably not good at Coors)
    5) Mize at White Sox (or do you pass on this and wait and see what 1st start is like)

    Thanks for thoughts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t mess with 4 & 5

      • Earl says:
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        Thanks. Kind of thought same thing.

        Kind of little iffy on Luzardo and Paddack also as they have not been good lately but perhaps they can right the ship eh!!

  51. DLev45 says:
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    Happ or Tucker?

    Move on from Vazquez or wait on more foot news? Maldonado, Barnes, & Romines are probably the best available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

      Hold Vazquez for now

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        I’m glad your #HappHate has finally died down.

        The dude looks legit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

  52. phil says:
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    Maybe my question got caught up…Montas or Wheeler, who you keeping? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

      • phil says:
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        Thanks dude!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. David Niven says:
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    If I’m scoring 5 points in ERA and WHIP in a 10 team league is Giolito a ”fu*k it, why not” at this point? Don’t need the K’s need the wins.

    Thanks as always for the awesome work boss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • David Niven says:
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        You da man, have a great rest of the week:)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  54. fausto

    fausto says:
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    I own Maeda in both my $ leagues so thank you.

    Was offered this:
    My Pablopez($1) and Lou Bob($4)
    for
    T.Turner($22) and Brady Singer ($1).

    16tm keeper, currently in 1st, and that offer is pretty terrible, correct? We dont trade a cost controlled L.Rob do we? Not even for Turner staight up? I think I can win this year without Turner, and would be keeping L.Robert fer shure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh hold

  55. fausto

    fausto says:
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    LaStella or McMahon redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella

  56. Cram It says:
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    Oh, watched Pearson last night. You’re right, exciting. Great stuff – not great control. That first Santander HR was on a platter. Of course he’s injured already. But there’s hope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully he avoids TJS

  57. Jr says:
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    “Elbow tightness” for Pearson doesn’t sound good. Hopefully he can avoid TJ!

    Rest of season, Bielak or DeSclafani?

    Also, I’m a dynasty league is gallen a long term ace? Him or paddack long term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bielak

      Paddack, but seem pretty close

  58. The Wild Card says:
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    Grey,

    roto league w/ set # of starts per position, would you bench Ian Happ today (2x 7inning games with 1 of them vs Flahery) and save the games at the positions for other players that would get more ABs in a 9inning game? If he was hitting 9th, I wouldn’t even ask but he is leading off today.

    Also would you start Dunning today vs DET? SON has him at $8.5 or would you wait how he pitches his first game.

    • The Wild Card says:
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      forgot to mention for happ if it matters.

      2b – huira
      3b – rendon
      OF – soto
      OF – teoscar
      OF – acuna (when he returns)
      UTIL – hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Happ

      And no on Dunning

  59. Jason Murray says:
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    Who do you prefer for a DL stash…Alex Wood or Jose Urquidy? Hoping for a second half starter. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urquidy

  60. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Thoughts on streamin any of these yahoo’s tonight:

    Dane Dunning, @Chic v Tigers
    Johnny Cueto @ SF v Halos
    Kyle Wright @ATL v Nats
    Taijuan Walker @ SEA v Dodgers
    Jake Arrieta @ BOS v Sox
    Jesus Luzardo @ OAK v DBacks

    I am thinkin, Cueto, Luzardo and Arrieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto, Luzardo

  61. Joe says:
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    I’m struggling for pitching, and was thinking of targeting Tanaka as a buy-low candidate, but your commentary obviously throws quite a bit of cold water on that thought. I was thinking of offering Adalberto Mondesi, who’s similarly struggling out of the gate. I can afford to lose Mondesi, but question is whether you think Tanaka is salvageable, or should I try to target a guy like Bielak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would look elsewhere

  62. joeurso1 says:
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    M. Kelly tonight vs. the A’s? Regression or stick with him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  63. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up!

    Which side?

    Blackmon Or Kyle Lewis / JD

    If I get Blackmon I can add a waiver bat

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  64. scoboticus says:
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    You could say that Minor is a major disaster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

  65. ryanoger says:
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    Grichuk HR machine right now–just hit another!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  66. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Drop Carlson for Grichuk?

    Drop Mondesi or hold?

    Drop Alec Mill or Chirinos I’m a K/9 and QS etc. league for Odorizzi or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      Hold

      Chirinos

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        The fact that another guy picked Grichuk up in my league between 11-11:19 AM is mind boggling, but I’m 23-6-1 in a 12 team H2H and offense is solid and the wire has plenty so it’s not the be all end all. LOL

        Held Mondesi and picked up Odorizzi for Chirinos (actually own Chirinos in both my leagues but sometimes you don’t need a guy in 1 league but you do in another, am I right?)

        2 more questions

        Edman or La Stella 2B ROS?

        Brandon Nimmo or Dannys Antana ROS? Santana seems like he’s healthy and getting it together/

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, damn

          La Stella, but different things

          Nimmo

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        Geez Alec Mills, should of dropped him lol.

  67. William Hung says:
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    Senzel to the IL – nothing specifically mentioned so the speculation is that he was the player who tested positive – this might be nothing or it might be something – but did he have a false positive along with Moustakas last month or did he test positive already back then?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he was one who tested positive

  68. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team 5×5 OBP redraft

    1) Drop Bohm for La Stella?

    2) Please rank Bielak, A. Mills, Burnes, L. Weaver

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes

      2. Weaver, Burnes, all streamers

  69. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Nick Ahmed or Christian Walker for a utility bat? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  70. Who says:
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    I’ve been offered my cole for acuna. I’m torn cuz acunas injury and I currently like my teams balance but hard to pass up a shot to own acuna. 10 team redraft. Thoughts? Thanks!

    C kiner falefa
    1 abreu
    2 lowe
    SS story
    3 moose
    OF springer
    OF blackmon
    OF conforto
    UT Cruz
    UT yaz
    Il Donaldson

    SP
    Cole
    Bieber
    Gray
    Gallon
    Lamet
    Carrasco
    Gonsolin
    Odorizzi
    Corbin
    Yarbrough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Acuna

  71. William Hung says:
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    How did the O’s of all teams end up with 2 capable hitting catchers – just saw today’s lineup has Chance Sisco hitting leadoff????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, I picked up Sisco for today

    • William Hung says:
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      speaking of catchers, someone did a deep dive again on Garver and confirmed the positives that his chase rate is lower, but he’s missing on his swings of balls in the strike zone – the conclusion is that his batting eye is still solid, but his timing is off – which is only fixed with time… so hopefully something clicks with him soon and he starts helping out my squad

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Say Coolwhip’s name a few times and he will defend Garver

        • William Hung says:
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          Yeah I think I turned off the lights and said his name 3x – just hope Garver gets his timing before game 60 this year…

          • Coolwhip

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            I’ve had the Little Sisters of the Poor doing a prayer circle for him for the last month, so i’m ready and waiting on the return on investment. I have a few sacrificial goats scheduled later this week too. I brought up similar points about a week ago, he’s late on fastballs but his plate discipline is still elite-level and walk-rate is up. One thing is, pitchers aren’t throwing him as many fastballs (big surprise haha).

            been noticing Baldelli moved him up in the order maybe for more protection to get more fastballs and more ABs to help with the timing… we shall see. I really need him to wake up.

            • William Hung says:
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              He’s still only playing every other game or something like that – hopefully if he gets on a heater he’ll play more often

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          HAHAHA

  72. Dave D says:
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    41 pitches and Flaherty is done. The 2020 sh*tshow continues….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally what a mess

  73. Matt Lehman says:
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    Grichuk!!!

    • detroit696969 says:
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      Clean Randal strikes again! And so does Grey’s advice <3

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  74. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    I knew Happ would be good this season, but didn’t realise he’d be the best hitter on the Cubs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeah I regret dropping him earlier on in the year before I knew Suarez was gonna be a bum – still time for him to turn it around though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  75. Nitro says:
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    Pache or C Frazier ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  76. toolshed says:
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    Thanks for your recommendation of cronenworth. He is not sexy but has been a solid contributor for me at 2b. Kingery has been an absolute train wreck so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya

  77. detroit696969 says:
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    WOW Gonsolin sent to the alternate site….crazy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ridiculous

  78. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Which two of these OF’s do I pickup?

    Teoscar
    Dom Smith
    Wil Meyers
    JD Davis
    Kole Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Myers

  79. William Hung says:
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    How much weight do we put on this season for Mondesi if he continues to look lost at the plate? Does he fall out of the top 20 for 2021?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly around 50 overall maybe

      • William Hung says:
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        Just seems like yesterday we were talking about how weird it was Mondesi was batting at the bottom of the lineup when he was still hitting .290

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could steal 7 bags in a week and be exactly where we thought

          • William Hung says:
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            hopefully with a .260 something average tho cause then he’s just Mallex Smith or Billy Hamilton

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              When a guy can steal 50+ bags and no one in the league steals 25, it’s hard not to see value

  80. hondo says:
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    I trusted you.I went in on Grichek and Happ.How can you justify your advice when they made 4 outs in those 7 at bats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  81. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I wrote this earlier but mistakingly didn’t write Burnes after Corbin.

    Houser, Gonsolin or Corbin Burnes? Thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Houser

  82. scoboticus says:
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    Evan White or Rowdy Telliz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      White

  83. scoboticus says:
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    More like Rizz to the O(ut) tonight. Sheesh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  84. toneDEAF! says:
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    Carlos Carrasco is in the movie “Speed”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  85. toolshed says:
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    I always seem to get sucked into owning dahl and I immediately regret drafting him on draft day. He lasted longer than I thought before hitting the IL. Too bad he was awful when in the lineup. I am so done with this guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he sucks major suckage

  86. William Hung says:
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    Didn’t know Matt Harvey was pitching tonight against the Reds – really took to the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” saying…

    Also, not saying I’m gonna cut Suarez if he doesn’t tear it up against Harvey tonight… but I don’t know another surefire slump busting pitcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slumpbusting as in he will sleep with his teammates’ wives

      • William Hung says:
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        What else could Harvey be doing the past 3-4 years? It feels like forever since he was in the bigs…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Has a lot of ex-teammates’ wives to go through

      • William Hung says:
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        Boom goes the dynamite – back to back jacks by Winker and Suarez – maybe there’s hope for Suarez yet…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice!

  87. big TIMMY says:
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    14 team roto: R. Dobnak Min or B.Bielek Hst ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B.Bielek

  88. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just got offered Blackmon for my Just Dong Martinez and Donaldson. Do I take it ? No brainer?

    Here is my team in a 5×5 10 team roto league
    C: Garver
    1B: Olson
    2B: villar
    3B: Hanser Alberto
    SS: bogaerts
    MI: B. Lowe
    CI: Christian Walker
    OF: Harper
    OF: JD Martinez
    OF: yastremzski
    OF: Kyle Lewis
    UTIL: Trent Grisham
    UTIL: grichuk
    BENCH: David Peralta
    IL: Acuna, Donaldson, Yordan Alvarez

    Thank you!!

    • Sandman says:
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      I figure donaldson and Acuna are returning soon… this would allow me to keep one of my batters as opposed to dropping.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure about a no brainer, but worth a shot in a redraft

      • Sandman says:
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        Yea I agree – after thinking about it, it’s definitely not a no brainer. Would you take the trade if this was your team?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In a redraft? I’d try it

        • Sandman says:
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          Also thank you for all of your help!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  89. herrlibomber says:
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    Just traded my justis sheffield and McNeil for Merrifield in a dynasty 5×5 obp league 16 teams

    Made the trade for this year and beyond

    Solid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  90. Scott says:
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    You the man! Dynasty league, which side?

    Side A: Eddie Rosario, George Springer
    Side B: Ozzie Albies, Tommy Pham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  91. William Hung says:
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    Prayer octagon for Alex Bregman

    • scoboticus says:
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      Yes. Hopefully just altitude sickness.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t have him, but will join you!

      • William Hung says:
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        I don’t have him either – but saw him grab his hammy rounding 1st on a double

  92. scoboticus says:
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    Maldonado and Correa with homers.
    I love Coors!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • William Hung says:
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        Rockies not liking coors tonight

  93. William Hung says:
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    Dang – Garver is hurt – where’s coolwhip for the prayer octagon?

    • Sandman says:
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      Uy garver goes down ! What happened to the goat sacrificing ?! lol

      Austin Nola, Sean Murphy or Martin Maldonado for a replacement if he misses time ?

      • William Hung says:
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        I’d guess the call here would be Maldonado since he has the most playing time, but per game stats – I’m liking Sean Murphy

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