Hello, Newman! Newman goes into Colorado and gets tangled up with Kramer as he tries to sell his newest invention:  Oregano that smells like weed. It’s called Mario Bluntali. Or is it weed that smells like oregano? Or did he already say that? Newman and Kramer have forgotten. Yesterday, Kevin Newman went 4-for-4, 4 RBIs with his 8th and 9th homer. Sure, it was in Coors, but it’s time we start considering Newman as more of a one-trick pony that annoys Jerry, and flush out his character. He had 28 steals last year in Triple-A, and 13 this year in just under 400 ABs. His lack of Ks are also interesting. He has a top ten strikeout rate (11.6%), so his BABIP is high (.334), but his .302 average might be close to repeatable in 2020. Say 12/25/.290 for what will almost be a bargain price in 2020? Is that far off from what you were hoping from Lorenzo Cain? I wrote Kevin Newman in this afternoon’s Buy column, then deleted him because he has to be owned in a majority of leagues by now, but if he’s out there, absolutely grab him, like Newman would help Kramer grab some Kenny Rogers Roasters. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Osuna – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. He’s a big-time Hittertron call for this weekend. Another big-time Hittertron call is to Best Buy to have them put on their “sexiest USB cord.”

Sam Hilliard – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in his 2nd start, but he’s been up for three games. Guess what the Rockies did with a rookie, who homered in his 1st game in the majors, during his 2nd game. Please, just guess. It’s going to be so hard for you to figure out. They sat him. Naturally! Why wouldn’t they call up a guy with 30-homer power, watch him homer in his 1st game, then sit him in his next? Don’t worry, he’ll be benched again today.

Max Muncy – Underwent tests on his wrist and he has a contusion. Great news for Muncy. Would be even better if he had to sit out for three weeks as it healed while Gavin Lux showed a little how’s your father.

Kenley Jansen – After blowing three of four save chances, Dave Roberts gave Jansen a vote of confidence yesterday that he wouldn’t remove him from the closer role. Lots of people calling for Jansen’s head. One of those people was Donkey Teeth, which is why I traded Jansen to Donkey for Bieber about a month ago.  Sorry, Donkey!

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 2.35. Great, Ryu is tiring and about to get shut down with a mysterious injury. “Ryu has darkening of the areola and will need two weeks for tests with the team’s nippleologist.”

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 30th homer. His poor 2nd half (.203) is making me sweat a little. Maybe I shouldn’t have written his overrated post in July. By the end of September, he might not be overrated for next year anymore.

Colin Poche – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 BBs, ERA at 5.12. More like Colon Poke.

Travis d’Arnaud – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .253. In most years:  Travis d’Arnaud is the greatest catcher pickup I’ve ever made. In 2019:  Yo, you think Roberto Perez is a 30-homer hitter or nah?

Austin Meadows – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .276. He’s setting himself up nicely to be undervalued again next year. Ooh, I know! If you only have two good months every year, then you will always be undervalued. Damn, Meadows, you are a sly fox. Would really love to see Meadows steal more bases, in general, and five caught stealings in 14 attempts doesn’t bode well.

Zack Greinke – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.99. That was his 1st real sideways start for the Astros, so they didn’t ruin him like they did all those other pitchers.

Abraham Toro-Hernandez – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Whoa, who do you think you are, Abrahamorgan Toro-Ensberg? No? Okay. I gave you my Abraham Toro-Hernandez fantasy the other day, peep that, peepers.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-5 and his 25th homer, hitting .303. He only has five steals this year with four caught stealings, and his speed score is at its nadir, so he’s definitely lost a step or four grown man steps.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4, hitting .292. He has the longest hitting streak of the year — a measly 22 game hitting bazinga. Think this goes back to what I’ve been saying about how everyone’s hitting homers, but RBIs are down, because no one wants to get on base anymore. OBP is boring, I guess. Well, la di da.

Victor Caratini – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. Caratini, with a shot of turmeric back. Ah…Refreshing and good for you! *falls into a five-minute coughing fit* Was there cayenne in that? The Cubs are rolling over the Mets while Maddon finds reasons to play Lucroy. Guess it’s for his glove. His glove is a Rawlings special edition and really needs to be seen to be believed. So, Caratini’s fine, but when Rizzo returns, he’ll split time with Lucroy.

J.D. Davis – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, and his 3rd homer in three games, and, of course, he will be in this afternoon’s Buy column as he’s been for the last three weeks.

Jon Berti – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer. I streamed Alex Wood (who he homered off of), and I still love Jon Berti. Berti, Berti, Berti! I love him!

Harold Ramirez – 2-for-5 and his 8th homer as he sent the Marlins home with the walk-off win because Raisel had been thrown, like, 17 days in a row. You know what really burns me up like Snooki falling asleep in a tanning bed? When a manager uses his closer in a non-save situation one day (a few days ago with Raisel), then when they actually need the closer, he’s washed.

Austin Dean – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .210. This was his 1st homer since June 9th, so you can cyclops, but I’m not grabbing the Dean Machine just yet.

Aristides Aquino – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .330. Forget The Punisher, I will now call him, The GGOATOAT. That’s the Greatest GOAT Of All-Time!

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.80. I streamed Wood yesterday, because I drank a lot. Hey now!  I also streamed him because it was vs. the Marlins, and it turned about as well as expected. Streamonator is positive on his next start, but I’m not sure I trust him enough there.

Chris Paddack – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.69. Love it, but he really should be shut down. I’m not dropping him yet (like I did with Caleb Smith), but I’m expecting to any day now, Annie Potts.

Manuel Margot – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Of course, I want to call Margot a sleeper for the 5th year in a row, Margot, you don’t have to show promise for that!

Brandon Belt – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer. Belt is the type to homer on back-to-back days, so if you’re looking for a random stream today, I could see it.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.77 vs. Felix Hernandez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.02. This matchup was billed as, “F-Her with your Lance Lynn. Or what Dwight Evans used to say to Fred.” By the by, would’ve been a nice parlay payout if you bet seven years ago that Lynn would age better than Felix.

Willie Calhoun – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer. Should definitely be owned. On a side note, how sad are the Rangers that they’re struggling to beat the Mariners, who have all but forfeited this season in March?

Mike Clevinger – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.72. Yadda-blabbity-bloo! Let some streamers get in there to face the Tigers and stop hogging all the good stuff, Clevinger.  Amiright, Streamonator? Oh, you know I am.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .301. Wish I had drafted him in more leagues — Fonzie’s horse says nay! — I wish I drafted him in one league. I have him in one league, but I autodrafted the 1st three rounds of that league (look at my draft recap from the preseason for why). That league actually, mansplainly, adverbly, turned out okay with Lindor, Jo-Jo Ram and Verlander as my 1st three picks.

Dylan Cease – 2 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.92. *looking at Giolito’s path to success* Okay, Cease, I will be drafting you in 2022!

C.J. Cron – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .261, and his 2nd homer in the last four games. Be fun if the Rays meet the Twins in the postseason and C.J. can call his old teammates, Cronies, to blank stares.  Willy Adames, “I never played Cranium with him.” Blake Snell, “I did and he cheats.”  Cron, “Nah, man, I mean, we’re old buds!”

Jake Cave – 2-for-5 and his 6th and 7th homer.  That’s 2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper, Jake Cave!  Ha, member when I tried to scrounge for deep sleepers this past offseason and I came back with Tyler Austin, Jake Cave and Daniel Palka? What a Daniel palooka I am! I nearly put Cave in this afternoon’s Buy column, but decided against it, because I can’t stop being wrong about everything! He does have five homers in the last six games, so definite hot schmotato.

Sean Manaea – Back with the A’s and could start games next week. Dot dot dot. Or not. “Or not” about that last part. About starting games. He is back with the club. I’d stash him now, and I don’t mean draw a mustache on his online picture, though that works too.

Seth Brown – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs. I gave you my Seth Brown fantasy the other day and I will have him in my Buy column this afternoon.  Sleep on Seth at your own rith.

Jurickson Profar – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .214, but hitting .218 since Monday. Kidding. I have no idea what he’s hitting since Monday. He’s hitting .191 in August and .195 since the break, though, so…lowercase yay?

Jorge Soler – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 37th homer. Be hilarious if he got scalding hot in September, hit 13 homers and ended the year with 50 homers, then everywhere Our Commisioner Manfred went, people would scream, “Jorge Soler hit 50 homers, you giant jack-off wiener!”

  1. Member Berries says:
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    H2h league humble brag, #humblebrag, as a pay for da tools razzballer (no, thank you), looks like I’ll finish in first and get a first round bye in two keeper leagues.

    Looking to make some moves in preparation of week 2.

    A. Other than at Colorado and vs Baltimore, any other destination/opponents we should be looking to stack against?

    B. Flip question, Other than Miami or at San Diego (and Seattle? Sf?), any teams we should be looking to stream against?

    C. There is no C

    Thanks Boba Bae aka Fantasy Master Lothario

    PS my long commute was empty without you (and Ralph) – why no podcast?

    Pps I thought it weird that pss was a thing but I guess it’s more common than pps

    Ppps I was at the dodger game on Saturday and it is tough to see kenley close games. Ugh!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      A/B. I’d just use hittertron and streamerrton. Milwaukee is obviously hitter friendly and yes, San Fran, Seattle, Miami are pitcher friendly but I don’t know where everyone’s playing next week and the bots do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Congrats!

      Agree with DT

      B. Tigers, as I’ve been saying in my posts for the last week

      No podcast bc I was in NY from last Friday until this Tuesday, so it was hard to record — we’ll be back this week

      I wonder if the heart issue Kenley had is still there

  2. galica says:
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    Grey!

    Fantastic report, man!

    a. Dum-dum (that’s me) signed up Frazier, saw the blurb that read he has a .205 BA since the break, dropped him to add Yastrzemski ’cause I saw the wind was blowing out at 10 MPH in SF. So endured Baby Yaz’s 0/3, meanwhile Belt and Frazier were spinning cartwheels elsewhere. Sorry, I’m greedy.

    b. This was my offense’s stat line from yesterday.

    14/52=.269 BA (gr8!)
    9 runs
    6 HR
    12 RBIs
    0 SB

    Not too shabby, right? The keynote speaker at my postgame news conference was none other than….Mr Aristides Aquino…aka the keynote speaker.

    c. But my pitching stat line still needs to be calculated. It’s infinite in its wisdom.

    2 PC
    1 H
    and it’s Raisel Iglesias to the rescue in the bottom of the 12th! He of the infinite ERA and WHIP.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 30

    The Noose Hangs High, 1948

    Nick Craig (Joseph Calleia): Where’s my dough?

    Tommy Hinchcliffe (Costello): It’s a long story…

    Nick Craig (Joseph Calleia): I don’t like long stories.

    Tommy Hinchcliffe (Costello): You like short ones?

    Nick Craig (Joseph Calleia): Yeah.

    Tommy Hinchcliffe (Costello): We ain’t got the money.

    Nick Craig (Joseph Calleia): Why, you…

    Tommy Hinchcliffe (Costello): Too short?

    Lou always clowning around even when his life is in danger – the consummate artist through and through.

    e. Have a nice weekend!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ha

      B. GGOATOAT!

      D. Nice

      E. You too!

  3. Mike says:
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    Your starting gallen at home vs LAD?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Only in H2H where you need the counting stats or deeper roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  4. toolshed says:
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    Anibel Sanchez vs Miami?

    • toolshed says:
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      Or gibson at detroit?

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gibson for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal

  5. alexandro garcia says:
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    14 team 26 round keeper league. Who should I keep next year. Victor Robles in the 7th(yes I reached, I already had brantly in the 15th so I took a gamble), luke voit in the 11th, or caleb Smith in the 16th. I have the option to have this keeper for 2 years at this draft position. I was leaning Caleb Smith, but I don’t think he’ll get past 150 innings next season.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go with Robles

      • alexandro garcia says:
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        Thanks, you guys do an amazing job helping your loyal readers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, prolly Robles (or Voit)

      • alexandro garcia says:
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        Thanks Grey!

  6. Twins Peaker says:
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    I picked up Newman, Moran and Hilliard for this weekend set and so far I’m pretty happy. Almost picked up Osuna too, and could for Saturday and Sunday.

    How does Newman’s value translate into points leagues? Still as valuable? I was thinking of keeping Amed Rosario for next season (I have Tatis on the shelf). But Newman could qualify as 2B and MI for my team.

    11 team, 30 man deep.

    • Twins Peaker says:
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      Has Elvis left the building? Just noticed he’s available too in this pts league. He’s been awful lately.

      • Wilson Moreno says:
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        Has he been as awful as odor? 0 for 28 in his last 28ABs? Or 12 for 90 in August?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Newman’s still solid in points but not as valuable since steals aren’t important. I prefer Rosario…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Andrus has been very bad since the break, as well he should be

  7. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Happy Friday Razzballers! Still loving the football vids, I stashed Boykin in advance of my week two Smackdown with DT- Back to baseball, I have a bye next week and wanted to thank all you guys again for the knowledge and for helping me shut up my idiot brother in law, its been glorious!! Razzball is the shizz! Also hoping everyone in the path of Hurricane Dorian comes out safe and ok.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nice pick up but you’re still going down, Snacks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice, Snacks! Thanks, and be safe!

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Thanks, just boarded up the house and stocked up on can chili and Titos!

  8. scott says:
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    re: Detroit, deep-leaguers should watch the White Sox SP depth chart.
    They face Detroit 7 times in the last 10 games of the season (Fri-Sun Sept 20-22 and Fri-Sun Sept 27-29). They also get the Royals Tue-Thu Sept 10-12.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Good call

      • Lubes says:
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        Right now Nova lines up for Atl-Cle-KC-Sea-Det-Cle-Det
        Reynaldo lopez lines up for Atl-Cle-Min-Det-Cle
        I don’t really want to look at the rest of the rotation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It means streaming Nova and Reynaldo tho, so be careful

  9. Steeve Nadeau says:
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    What breakout do you trust most? JD Davis or Canha? (keeper league) or both?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      JD Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Darkening of the areola!!!!! Lol! Careful, he might be with child!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  11. Herbert Stencil says:
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    Maybe it’s hard to have a lot of RBIs when you homer a lot this season because everyone else is homering too? That is, it’s hard to drive in the guys in front of you when they are never on the base paths because they keep hitting home runs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what I’ve been saying

  12. CTFDU says:
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    Kyle Seager or Brown ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Seager

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with MP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  13. bigbear says:
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    Ryu – was thinking the same thing when I saw his stat line this morning… About his arm tiring, not his darkening areola. Muy caliente!

    Abraham Toro-Hernandez? L’chaim? Donde esta el bano? (The limit of my 3 years of HS Spanish!) Man, I hope that guy sticks!

    Which one for the W:
    Keuchel vs CHW
    [email protected] TOR

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Dallas

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with MP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Caliente!

      Haha, Toro-Morgandez!

      Agree with MP

  14. bigbear says:
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    BTB – Vlad has scored 2 runs over the last 14 games. Both of which we from him hitting himself in with a HR. He has a stellar .447 OBP and hits 3rd!

    What’s the deal with FTJ? Is he done for the year?

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Forget about Tatis. The future of their team has his second injury this season, they aren’t going to push him through rehab to play a handful of meaningless games.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      FTJ is done for 2019

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with others

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  15. Thundergunn says:
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    Hey guys! Looking for some advice on roster config. , I’m barely holding on to my playoff spot.

    League – 14 team Yahoo standard H2H, 4 keepers (pretty set on keeping Baez, Story, Marte, and Mad Max)…Everyone else is expendable for players that will help me win a title

    Roster:

    C – empty

    1B – Mike Ford

    2B – Jonathan Villar

    3B – Javier Baez

    SS – Trevor Story

    OF – Michael Conforto

    OF – Aquino Punisher GGOATOAT

    OF – Starling Marte

    UTIL – Danny Santana -(been awful last 2 weeks / thinking of dropping)

    BN – Colin Moran ( thinking of dropping after coors)

    BN – Willie Calhoun

    DL – Mondesi

    NA – Kyle Tucker

    SP – Mad Max Scherzer

    SP – Jack Flaherty

    SP – Zach Wheeler (thinking of dropping)

    RP – Aroldis Chapman

    RP – Kenley Jansen

    RP – Matt Magill

    RP – Mark Melancon

    P – A Civale (thinking of dropping)

    P – Zac Gallen (thinking of dropping)

    P – A Houser

    P – Andrew Heaney

    P – Michael Pineda (streaming for Detroit on Sunday then prolly dropping)

    Would you drop any of the above for the following:

    Jorge Alfaro, Jose Osuna, Sam Hilliard, Jake Cave, Sean Manaea, Seth Brown, corey dickerson, kike hernandez, daniel hudson, jason kipnis, santader,

    …or any other general thoughts or suggestions…Thanks in Advance!

    • Crazy J says:
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      I’m clueless on keepers, but Alfaro to fill the void, and Osuna is rolling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      After Coors, Moran for someone else, but ask on Sunday to see who’s still hot

      I wouldn’t drop SPs for another bench bat and I don’t see any SPs worth grabbing here except Manaea…Can lose Gallen for him if you like

  16. Bac says:
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    Drop Hoskins, Bradley jr , mike ford or Eloy for jake cave, Hilliard, Seth brown?

    12 team 5×5 obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, JBJ — Cave

  17. Sam says:
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    Should I drop eloy or kingry for cave? I have Laureano coming off dL eventually so Basically which 2 of the 4 mentioned should I roster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery, Laureano, if healthy

  18. Trader says:
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    Lining up my playoff roster for next week. Ten hitting cats: Runs, Singles, Doubles, Triples, HRs, RBI, BB, Ks, SB, Ave. Nine pitching cats: HR allowed, Ks, Wins, Losses, QS, Saves, Holds, ERA, WHIP.

    On the wire:
    D’arnaud (3 v Orioles, 4 v Jays)
    Santander (3 at Rays, 3 v Rangers)
    Avisail (3 v Orioles, 4 v Jays)
    Solak (3 at Yanks, 3 at Orioles)
    Ford (3 v Rangers, 3 at Boston)

    Paddack at Arizona

    1. Smith overall has been good at catcher but some adjustments being seen lately. He has 3 v Rockies, 3 v Giants. Thinking hold but ???
    2. Paddack had a nice reversal but I am leery of him having just dropped him last week of course! Ugh. Avoid or take a stab? Berrios at Red Sox next week is a sit so he actually may be my worst SP now.
    3. I streamed Morin for Colo series. But he will be dropped for next week. Who is the replacement? Leaning Avisail thinking he will have a week back under his belt and has 7 solid matchups. Santander has a nice week lined up as well.

    4. Other changes?
    Smith
    Hoskins (ugh), Bryant, Moose
    Albies, Trea, Segura (ugh again)
    Acuna, Soler, JD Davis, Aquino, Franmil
    Util: C Walker
    IL: Laureano
    Streamer I will cut: Morin

    Morton, Berrios (WTF?), Castillo, Bieber, Lucchesi, Matz,
    Anderson, Lugo, Rogers

    • Trader says:
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      Add Heaney to my roster. He has been great for me lately so not sure why I forgot him. Probably cursed it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. At Arizona? That’s a pass 3. Avisail

  19. Tavern says:
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    Have one last add/drop I can do this week and I’m behind by 50 points. It’s desperate but which of these starters would you throw out there as a hail mary in a points league:

    Kolby Allard (TEX) at home against Marco Gonazlez (SEA)
    Logan Webb (SF) at home against Luchessi (SD)
    Dylan Bundy (BAL) in KC against Skoglund
    Brock Burke (TEX) at home against M. Wisler (SEA)

    Scoring: 3 IP, 5 W, -5 L, -3 HR, -1 H, -1 ER, -1 BB, 1 K, 3 CG, 3 SO, 5 NH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, one of these? Allard

  20. Jamie Cain says:
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    Colon Poke…nearly spit out my coffee reading that one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  21. eddie says:
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    saw the pence blurb i had a good feeling he could crack 25 homers,…..you right on the money once again

    drop will smith for alfaro?
    pick up a reliever and drop caleb smith?
    If so which one Gallegos, nick anderson, givens,tyler duffey , trevor may, tommy kahnle , rafael montero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… I’d hold Will Smith — Drop Caleb for Gallegos

  22. Dhillon says:
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    Drop Danny Santana for Newman?

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  23. Gotime says:
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    May need a Muncy replacement at 1B next week. Weekly lock on Monday 6×6 OBP H2H.
    Choices are:

    – CWalker 6 (3 vs SD 3 @ Cin)
    – Joc 6 (3 vs Col 3 vs SF)
    – Kike 6 (3 vs Col 3 vs SF)
    – RRodriguez 8 (1 vs Min 3 @ KC 1 vs Oak 3 @ Oak)
    – Ford 6 (3 vs Tex 3 @ Bos)

    • Gotime says:
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      Also Nunez 7 (3 @ TB 4 vs Tex) Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ford

  24. cliffyw says:
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    12 team mixed, can keep 4 forever. currently in 3rd place, with my best shot to move up in the Wins category. Would it be crazy to trade P Alonso plus spare parts for Darvish and Strasburg ? Not sure there is enough time left to make a difference. I don’t see either of those pitchers as keepers. I also have Rendon, Yonder, Altuve, Correa, Verlander and Gallo as potential keepers for next year so will have a tough choice even without Alonso .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  25. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Ten teamed and I’m in a tight race currently in first. Drop Ryu for heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to, assuming Heaney’s upcoming matchups are ok

      • Al KOHOLIC says:
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        Thanks. Thought so

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Steve says:
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    Batty call, Catartini v Chase Anderson (in Chi) or take a chance that Melky plays at Coors? Need HR and SLG.

    Thanks

    • Steve says:
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      Please add Seth Brown and Cave to this list:

      Melky at Coors
      S Brown v CC in NY
      Cave v Edwin in Det
      Caratini v Anderson in Chi

      Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cave

  27. slimbo says:
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    hey buddy

    drop Austin Nola or Trent Grisham in a 16 team dynasty for solak?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  28. Cohen says:
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    Solak or Bader util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader

  29. Jesse says:
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    Drop Robles for Hilliard, upside for the playoffs?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  30. Crazy Croat says:
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    Grey…you da man! So I’m getting yawnstipated just asking this question but it’s worth it…Senzel or Newman ROS? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Newman

  31. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Some Ryu notes: 6 of the 10 hits were less than 75 mph exit velocity, and frankly he was executing his pitches very well. However, he/the Dodgers noticed far too late that the D’backs were trying to go center-oppo on everything and leaning way out over the plate. He failed to crowd them as a countermeasure.

    Part of his crummy line was comeuppance for the good luck he’s enjoyed this season, especially with RISP, but a lot of it was just bad luck. I’m holding for his Rockies start at home against Senzatela, but if they skip him, I might move on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff, I’m ‘stuck’ with him in one league, so I hope he starts again and is good, but this feels like a reason the Dodgers will IL him

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        I’m with you. I feel like he’s a good pitcher that has a miraculous 4-5 months, then stinks. I drop him, and then he goes back to being awesome for his last few starts after someone snags him off waivers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

    • bigbear says:
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      Thanks for the deeper dive! Razzball nation is alive and well!

  32. Cohen says:
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    Solak or Wong till Mondesi is back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solak

  33. lwomack58 says:
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    Best streamer for the weekend? Need the W and decent ratios.

    Valdez @ Tor-Son +8.6
    Matz @ Phil-Son +3.3
    Burke vs Sea-Son +2.9
    Webb vs SD-Son -3.0
    D. Duffy vs Balt-Son +20.3

    Not sure why SON is so high on D. Duffy I guess because it’s vs Balt. He’s just coming off DL.

    Thank you and have a nice weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy, it was just a hammy, he should be fine

  34. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, shallow keeper league question for ya. Who would you rather have as a keeper in 2020, ROS does not matter as they will be on the bench? I only have room to hold 1 of them for ROS and all will be eligible to kept. Caleb Smith, Matt Boyd, Zac Gallen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, tough call… I’m going Gallen

  35. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    Think Danny Santana’s run is through? Nearly midway through a two week semifinal matchup…would you drop for Cave, Wong, Bader, or Hilliard? Batty call for the next few days until Manea is activated. Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cave

  36. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Would you drop Daniel Murphy for either Matt Olson, Hosmer or JD Davis? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Davis

  37. G says:
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    Any thoughts on starting Nova vs Atlanta or stay away for obvious reasons. Seems like an easy call but Nova has been throwing well lately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avoid

  38. G says:
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    Also, Cave or Tauchman ROS as utility for playoff run

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tauchman

  39. toolshed says:
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    Zobrist is returning (deep league). Do you expect anything from him? Do you expect him to play? To say maddon is unpredictable is an understatement, but he could be their leadoff hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess he plays 5 of 6 games, and leads off, bc Maddon loves him

      • toolshed says:
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        A week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, yes

  40. JM says:
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    Might want to get Newman back in the Buy Column….Yahoo is telling me he’s only 30% owned…couldn’t believe it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s crazy

  41. Rich says:
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    Berti or Kyle Seager for next 2 weeks while Gio is on IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berti

  42. Rafael Kam says:
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    Sup Grey!

    CJ Cron finally hit this week and yet I still want to drop him to activate Voit. Should I do that or drop Avisail instead?

    Also, in 14 team OBP redraft, should I pick up 1-2 of Solak, Cave, Kyle Tucker for September?

    Other drop candidates: Osuna (could hold through Coors, though I seem to have this playoff round easily won), Fowler

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Cron

      Tucker, Cave

      Hold Osuna thru Coors, lose Fowler

      • Rafael Kam says:
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        thank you sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Rafael Kam says:
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      ^ To be clear, those questions are about the same team. Avisail, Cron are drop candidates for 2nd question too.

  43. Steve says:
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    Cave v Tigers, Ford v Yanks or Solak v Mariners for HR or coin flip?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cave

  44. Gotime says:
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    Newman or Berti for next couple of weeks (H2H OBP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berti

  45. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS************

  46. Harley Earl says:
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    Nick Castellanos just hit his 10th home run with the Cubs in 27 games. He had 11 home runs in 99 games with the Tigers. So the question is, can he get to 30 before the season ends? Let’s hope so!

    Also, you broke my heart saying you hope Muncy sits out the next three weeks. My playoffs start next week, they last three weeks, and I have Muncy. Now I’m sad. I need a hug.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So insane what Cast is doing… ha, sorry, sounds like Muncy should be back shortly anyway

  47. Gary says:
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    10 team H2H points, Please rank top 5 for next week….playoffs

    Gallen vs SD
    DeSclafani vs Phil, vs Az
    Bauer vs Phil (Nola)
    Wheeler @ Wash
    T. Richards vs Balt, vs Tor
    Matz vs Phil
    Lamet vs Col
    Musgrove vs StL

    Thanks

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