Yesterday, the Pirates exploded for five homers, touching up Brad Peacock (3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.13). Maybe the Pirates would’ve let up more if his name was Brad Parrot.  Kevin Newman led the way once again, going 3-for-5, 2 RBIs with his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Of course, he will be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  Didn’t need Newman to star in the show off the Peacock, but fantasy owners should still be saying, “Hello, Newman.”  Then, Starling Marte (2-for-5, 3 runs) got a slam (12) and legs (12), as he plays his OCD for laughs, as one can do in the decade of the 90s.  Then, Jacob Stallings, subject of Permanent Midnight and staff writer on ALF, got into the action, going 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his 1st homer.  Then, Corey Dickerson (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer, and had his 2nd big game in a row. Previously, Co-Dick was famous for what Siamese Twins filled out on a medical report, but maybe we should be “Stuck on You!”  Finally, Josh Bell (2-for-5, 2 RBIs) hit his 22nd homer, 2nd homer in the row and Bell said, “If we’re doing this like the 90s, I saved you,” but the Pirates couldn’t be reached for comment, in hiding, wearing a puffy shirt. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joe Musgrove – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.27.   His 3.50 ERA in June is decent, but was a 4.58 ERA before yesterday’s game, so.  Dot dot dot.  Do you believe his 1.64 ERA in April or his 8.10 ERA in May?

Yordan Alvarez – Left yesterday’s game with a bruised knee.  Fantasy Baseball Overlord, don’t you dare mess with Yordong.  Don’t. You. Dare.

Keston Hiura – Called up as Travis Shaw, excuse me, MVPShaw was sent down, which is surprising, but I guess if you don’t have to DFA a guy, why bother? How about that team where you drafted Travis Shaw and Giancarlo?  Man, you were set coming out of the draft! I will now ingest diet pills and feed myself to colonialists.  So, Hiura is an own in every league. Put down everything you have and grab him.  Yes, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but so what? He’s here now. Be gone! You’re still here?  How about now?  Okay, how about this:  In 74 combined games this year:  Hiura has 24/8/.315, roughly a pace of 48/15/.300.  Hahahahahaha–Breathe, Grey!  Breathe!  Seriously, grab him.

Giancarlo Stanton – Cashman doesn’t expect Giancarwreck back in July. More homers in 2019:  Jarrod Dyson or Giancarwreck? Actually, we might want to be careful about calling him a Giancarwreck because then he’ll hit the IL from rubbernecking.  May I suggest the Yankees escort Giancarlo to the stadium in a Popemobile bubble car.  “Hey, look Jimmy, it’s The Gian-bubblecar-lo. He used to be a baseball player.”  That’s a wistful moment between father and son.

Yonder Alonso – Designated for assignment.  Recently overheard phone conversation Manny Machado’s wife, who is also Yonder’s sister, “Don’t worry, Yonder…” Manny motions for her not to say it, but she goes ahead anyway:  “…Yes, of course, Manny can put in a good word for you with the Padres.” Manny groans, leaving the room.

Joey Gallo – 2-for-3 and his 18th and 19th homer.  You’ve heard me Mitch & bone so much about the Home Run Derby that you’re going to start to think I care, but Gallo said he wasn’t invited to the Derby. C’mon, sirs and/or five madams, this is ridunk.  Also, about to give a hot take, but it needs to be said. What is the number one All-Star Game pre-event for any sport?  Dunk contest.  Not close.  In that event, they don’t get up there and just dunk like they do in the game, do they?  No, they do all kinds of nonsense to make the dunks hard.  So, why is the Home Run Derby exactly like every game with hitters just banging dongs, except off even worse pitchers? They’re making it easier to hit home runs?  That’s gotta be the stupidest idea. I propose they make the Home Run Derby like a game of Horse, and invite the most powerful hitters, whether they’re All-Stars or not.  Let’s see Vlad Jr., but hitting a home run off a tee.  Then the next guy has to the same, or he gets a point.  Let’s see Gallo, but he gets five pitches and calls his shot as being at least 500 feet.  Then the next guy has to do it or he gets a point.  Once someone has five points, they’re eliminated.  Let’s make this happen! (I still wouldn’t watch, but you have to admit it’s better.)

Ariel Jurado – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.90.  If my name were Ariel, think I’d ask people call me, Merman.  Streamonator hates his next start, and I think you might have more screws than Ace Hardware if you own him, but he has been okay.

Spencer Turnbull – Left yesterday’s start with shoulder fatigue.  I don’t know what him wearing a sporty cammo shoulder pashmina has to do with anything…*finger to ear bud*….okay, being told I was thinking of fatigues.

Craig Kimbrel – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, as he sits on my bench.  *turns corner of cards up to see I’m holding a pair of kings, sees opponent is showing a three* Yup, I’m gonna fold.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .230.  Even if you didn’t know anything about baseball, but you were to read the headline, “Schwarber Connects With Yet Another Leadoff Home Run,” wouldn’t you think, if you were, say, the manager, maybe, I don’t know, Schwarber shouldn’t be hitting leadoff?  He has a .318 OBP, by the way, so there’s no excuse going down that path.

Bryse Wilson – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 8.31.  Still better than Faultyswitchwitz!  This was a terrible matchup, but I’m still wait-and-see with Wilson in all but the deepest of leagues.  Cyclops’ing him hard, though.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .312.  As of this writing (about 3:15 PM on Thursday), Freeman had the 2nd most RBIs in the league with 63.  #1 with 70?  Any guesses?  You’re wrong, it’s Josh Bell.  Maybe I’m remembering this wrong, but it does seem like there’s a lot less RBIs for the top guys around the midway point in the season.  Feels like usually there’s at least one 80-RBI guy.  Plus, with all the homers, you’d think there would be more RBIs.  I would, at least.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .284.  Pro Sportz Contractz dot com said Albies earned $48.98 since his last homer.

Martin Perez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.15, as he took on the Rays.  Good time as any to point out how important it is to pay attention to how teams are doing more recently vs. more, uh, laterly.  The Rays were great in April and May.  In June, they have not been good, and in the last week, they’ve been terrible.  Almost like whatever way Austin Meadows (1-for-5) goes, so go the Rays. In June, he’s hitting around .220. Far cry from the top five OF he looked like early on.  Or maybe that’s “ugly cry,” if you own him.

Andrelton Simmons – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I didn’t challenge Bill, in Accounting, to a duel. I whispered my duel challenge into a bottle and rolled the bottle to him. Does that really still count?”

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  It’s beyond time we make a variation of the game where you just draft a name, and get all guys with the same name.  No more Willie and Kole Calhoun in two spots on your roster.  Oh no!  Now you want Calhoun, you draft both of them with one name. Serious stakes, do you draft two Calhouns before one Springer?

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  You know one area that Ohtani really kills the competition?  Value per game.  To give you an idea, his value per game is better than all but seven 1st basemen.  Of course, his overall is barely a positive.  Here’s also Coolwhip’s Shohei Ohtani fantasy.

Griffin Canning – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.79.  His K/9 and BB/9 respectively are 9.2 and 2.0 with a 4.62 xFIP and an insanely low .226 BABIP.  Essentially, that means he’s ownable in most 12 team or deeper mixed leagues, but is a streamer in shallower ones, and is on the verge of being ownable everywhere and nowhere.  Griffin’s on the cliff in leagues.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he has been in the last five weeks of Buy columns, so why not.  Can’t fully understand why people are so slow to pick him up.  He’s a top 30 outfielder for all leagues.

Carson Kelly – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .270.  You have to admit my call of Kelly above Danny Jansen in the preseason doesn’t look half bad–Okay, that’s not saving your season, but still.

Juan Soto – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Stay thirsty, Sexy Dr. Pepper!

Trea Turner – 2-for-5, 2 runs, and his two steals (15, 16), hitting .291.  Treat Urner now has six steals in the last ten games.  Please let me be saying something like this on July 8th, “Damn, I don’t want the All-Star Break to cool off how incredibly hot Treat’s been.”  Please, universe, make that happen for me.

Victor Robles – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his third homer in eight games.  I know it hasn’t felt like this, but because steals are so crucial, Robles has been a near-top 40 OF on the Player Rater, and the same as Dannys Antana and, gulp, Benintendi.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.86.  Sandy got shitcan-tara’d by the Nats, and his next matchup, according to the Streamonator, is the same but worse.

Max Muncy – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .281. I’d like to go back to my Max Muncy sleeper post from December and make like I stumbled onto some Zoltar fortune telling machine by saying Muncy is going to hit 35 homers again, but if anyone does not hit 35 homers this year, there’s something wrong them.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 27th homer, hitting .356.  Bellinger might have 35 homers by the All-Star Break!

Walker Buehler – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.43.  I need massive vape pulls to destress myself after Dave Roberts decided to put Buehler in Coors and leave him out there to get run over.

Wade Davis – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.00.  Kazaam!  Soon it may not be Kazaam though, and it may be “Oberg from the save.”

Jean Segura – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 3rd homer in four games.  I wish I could’ve recorded your thoughts four days ago when I said Segura could still get to 20 homers.  I mean, I’m capable of it, I just forgot to press record.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .246.  Another game the Phils would’ve lost if not for Harper!  Ya know, because then they’d have eight fielders and anything hit to right field would totally go for extra bases.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 3rd homer in four games, hitting .221, but over-.350 in the last week.  Not sure if Franco’s crazy, hot-schmotato hot right now, loves to face the Mets or some weird combination of both.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he has been scorching recently.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.51.  Since I said Wheeler was a Buy Low, he’s thrown 13 IP, 2 ER, 12 Ks in Wrigley then Citizens Flank, two extremely tough parks.

Hector Neris – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.18, with his 2nd blown save, as he was pitching three days in a row.  Not much difference today between Neris seen on the mound and kerosene on the mound, and then Edwin brought the Diaznamite…

Edwin Diaz – 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.94.  73 appearances last year:  16 ER.  33 appearances this year:  17 ER.  He’s ahead of his pace!  No, no, seriously, folks, at least the Mets got Robinson Cano, a premium vet bat.  This year’s Mets are so full-blown Mets last year’s Mets wouldn’t even recognize these Mets.  2018 Mets, “Who are you?”  2019 Mets, “We’re you, a year later.”  2018 Mets, “C’mon, stop it.”

  1. Member Berries says:
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    …Brought the Diaznamite = hilarious

    Let me throw out some ughs: wil Myers. Gregory Polanco. Williams aSTUDillo. My Jose Soler drop. My streaming of SP, and closers who can’t close, looking at you Leclerc and Givens.

    And some foolish optimism for: Willie Calhoun, Homer Bailey, Liam Hendriks , Dannys Antana

    Fantasy baseball boba enthusiast unite! Have you tried the golden boba balls? Dont believe the date news boba story- you couldn’t see boba in an xray scan!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boba digests just fine in a mature human, GTFO out little kids who can’t digest boba balls! No, what are golden boba balls?

      • Member Berries says:
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        Golden boba or clear boba is same same as regular boba. Some say its chewier. Tapioca balls of deliciousness

  2. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey / everyone else

    15 team OBP roto

    100 pick ups per year (have 60 left)

    Chavis or Hiura as my UT?

    Lucchesi, Canning, McKay – that order?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hiura
      Lucchesi, McKay, Canning for me

      No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  3. Sean says:
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    12Team H2H Keep 4 League

    Do you think offering Flaherty (20th round next year) and Benintendi (can’t keep) is enough to try and acquire an ace level type pitcher like Verlander/Sale/Scherzer/deGrom?

    Staff: Corbin, Peacock, Flaherty, Gallen, E. Hernandez, Strahm, Woodruff, J. Gray, Glasnow(DL)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yes, should be enough or at least close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Sean says:
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        Thanks guys, I’ll see if I can swing a trade

  4. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Drop any of these guys for Newman? Hampson, Sogard, Pillar, C. Cron?

    • Steve Anus says:
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      sogard, def not hampson at home.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Anus on Hampson but I’d probably lose Pillar instead of Sogard right now

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Pillar for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar, blech

  5. Steve Anus says:
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    20 teamer h2h redraft with QS and innings as categories. drop any of: kelly, junis, yarbrough for alzolay (dropped to the mckay WW guy, who could’ve been me except i thought he was already in system, stupid yahoo not only having a guy be 2 guys, BUT also waiting to add the 2nd. only in yahoo would something so stupid ever happen)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Junis there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. galica says:
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    Grey!

    Awesome report.

    a. Bittersweet last night. Said goodbye to Shaw (added JP Crawford), but also enjoyed Muncy’s delights.

    b. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 28

    From One Night in the Tropics, 1940.

    Here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…..

    Radio commentator: Dizzy Dean on first base!

    Abbott: You like ball games?

    Costello: I love ’em.

    Abbott: Come here. Don’t say a word to Roscoe. I have a ball team.

    Costello: You have?

    Abbott: Sure.

    Costello: They give ballplayers nowadays very peculiar names.

    Abbott: Funny names?

    Costello: Nicknames. Like Dizzy Dean, Daffy Dean.

    Abbott: His brother Daffy.

    Costello: What’s the fellas’ names?

    Abbott: Let’s see. Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know’s on third.

    Costello: That’s what I wanna find out.

    Abbott: I’m saying Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know’s on third.

    Costello: Are you the manager? You know the fellas’ names?

    Abbott: Well, I should.

    Costello: Who’s on first?

    Abbott: Yes.

    Costello: I mean the fella’s name. The first baseman.

    Abbott: Who. Who is on first.

    Costello: That’s what I wanna find out.

    Abbott: That’s what I’m telling you.

    Costello: You got a first baseman? Who’s playin’ there?

    Abbott: Certainly. Yes. Who.

    Costello: I mean the fella’s name. On first base.

    Abbott: That’s the man’s name.

    Costello: That’s whose name?

    Abbott: Yes.

    Costello: Have you got a contract with the first baseman?

    Abbott: Naturally.

    Costello: Who signed the contract?

    Abbott: You wouldn’t expect anybody else to sign it.

    Costello: But who?

    Abbott: Yes.

    Costello: When you pay off the first baseman, who gets the money?

    Abbott: Every dollar of it. Yes.

    Costello: He does?

    Abbott: Every buck.

    Costello: Every buck.

    Abbott: He gets every buck.

    Costello: Mm-hmm. All I’m tryin’ to find out is what is the fella’s name on first base.

    Abbott: Now, wait. What is on second base.

    Costello: I’m not askin’ who’s on second.

    Abbott: Who is on first.

    Costello: I don’t know.

    Abbott: He’s on third.

    Costello: How did I get on third base?

    Abbott: You mentioned his name.

    Costello: I mentioned his name? If I mentioned the third baseman’s name, who did I say’s on third?

    Abbott: Oh, no. Who’s on first!

    Costello: Never mind first! I wanna know what’s the fella’s name on third.

    Abbott: But What’s on second.

    Costello: Who’s on second?

    Abbott: Who’s on first.

    Costello: I don’t know.

    Abbott: He’s on third.

    Costello: There I go, back on third again.

    Abbott: I can’t help that.

    Costello: Let’s stay on third, don’t go off it.

    Abbott: What is it you wanna know?

    Costello: Who is playing third base?

    Abbott: Why do you insist on putting Who on third base?

    Costello: Who am I putting on third?

    Abbott: Yes, but we don’t want him there.

    Costello: You don’t want who there?

    Abbott: No.

    Costello: So what’s the guy’s name that belongs there?

    Abbott: What belongs on second.

    Costello: Who belongs on second?

    Abbott: Who is on first.

    Costello: I don’t know.

    Abbott: Third base.

    Costello: Third base? Now I’m back on third base.

    Abbott: I can’t help that.

    Costello: You got a pitcher?

    Abbott: Naturally.

    Costello: What’s the pitcher’s name?

    Abbott: No, What is on second.

    Costello: Who’s on second?

    Abbott: Who’s on first!

    Costello: I don’t know!

    Abbott: Third base!

    Costello: I’m a catcher too, you know.

    Abbott: What about it?

    Costello: I’ll catch on your team. The heavy hitter gets up.

    Abbott: So?

    Costello: He bunts the ball. Me, being a good catcher, I wanna throw the ball to first. So I throw it to who?

    Abbott: Now, that’s the first thing you’ve said right!

    Costello: That’s the first thing I said right. I don’t even know what I’m talkin’ about!

    Abbott: Mm-mmm!

    Costello: When I pick up the ball, I throw it to first, who gets it?

    Abbott: Right, right. Absolutely right. If you throw to first, Who is bound to get it.

    Costello: I don’t know!

    Abbott and Costello (in unison): Third base!

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B. Wow, you just drop Who’s on First on a random Friday? Figured you’d wait for ASB or something.

      C. You too!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        There will still be Who’s on First in Spanish and Italian. That should be interesting for our foreign readership. Don’t know if there is a German version, might be interesting if baseball ever caught on Germany. Don’t tell Max Kepler.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Bellisimo!

      • baby seal says:
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        That was epic!!!

  7. Justin says:
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    Would you drop Michale Chavis for Howie Kendrick?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d keep Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. 2ndCitySox says:
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    What do you think of Nola’s last two starts? He has been fantastic, although he wasn’t necessarily facing powerhouses. I’m putting him back in my lineup to face the Braves next week. I fully expect a 3IP 6ER performance, which actually would be better than what I get from most of my pitchers.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Ha, I think you have to start him now and that’s a fair expectation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him everywhere

  9. stayinhot says:
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    Hi Grey, DT et al,

    Happy friday! made all the sweeter by going to the Red Sox games in London this weekend. I own Porcello, but im benching him. No idea what to expect from the stadium, weather is going to be more LA than London, not sure my body will cope. I am more conditioned to clouds and light drizzle. The golden ball in the sky makes me sweat (not in a good way).

    Anyhoo…… buzzing that Hiura got called up, in a 14 team OPS league is Shaw worth stashing or can I stick a fork in him?

    Have a great weekend.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Fork him.

      Enjoy the games!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re in London or you went there for the games? That’s awesome either way, enjoy!

      Lose Shaw

  10. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft……Hiura or Gurriel ( Totonto)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hiura for me but close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft …..M Olson or Ohtani..ROS

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Ohtani for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  12. Paul says:
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    I traded Darvish and Eflin for Paxton and Newman

    What do you think?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Well done

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

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

    Pena bulking for the Angels today vs. A’s.

    In any league with a bench spot and uncapped moves Ohtani has been insanely valuable, because him+hot-schmotato-on-an-Ohtani-sit-day has been the best player in the league. Similar to Rudy’s Glasnow argument.

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      Where do you get this bulk info? I need like 3 or 4 elite innings this weekend, are there any options? Not sure I trust Pena today. The 18 inning rays game screwed up my yarbourough for me. Had him on the bench since he was going to start tomorrow.

      On ohtani, a barely positive is actually pretty good for overall value not just per game considering he came back mid May. Most players higher than him in PR have about a month and a half on him. He really only sits in NL games this year so far.

    • Coolwhip

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      I agree 100% on Ohtani, for the month of June I’ve been pairing him with Gurriel Jr/Lowe between 2 slots and it’s been glorious. May was his extended spring training, and in June he’s been a top 8 bat, even with the days off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agreed on Ohtani, you need to platoon him, but very valuable if you can

  14. Curious George says:
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    Two questions for you this morning:
    1) you said drop Glasnow yesterday in the comments – why?
    2) is McKay a game changer or a sell high before his start on Friday?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1) He may not give you anything this year, if you’re wasting a bench spot on him then ditch him. If you have the IL spot then no harm in holding.
      2) He could be a game changer, but selling high on rookie pitchers is almost always a good move…just depends what you can get, still needs to be an enticing offer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT mostly 2) Sell high if you can

  15. Jj says:
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    Dunk contest stinks

    3 point contest and hr derby are the best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunk contest is the best! (Says guy who hasn’t watched it in 12 years)

      • Member Berries says:
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        eh, Dunk Contest in slo mo replay is great

        HR Derby should be Juiced Ball La Stella vs Not Juiced Ball Vlad Jr, Juiced Ball Ketel Marte vs Non Juiced Ball Pete Alonso

        Grey, you need to get ready for NBA season Seat Geek Promos – get your vernacular right about Lebron and Anthony Davis, the uniBROW! if there is a player you can get behind it’s the one who markets himself after his unibrow

        You pumped for US vs France in the womens world cup quarter finals?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, juiced vs. non juiced!

          I could care less for the soccer game, but only a little bit less

  16. call me el jefe says:
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    Paxton worth trading for to have in the stretch run after the All Star game?
    Besides the Big Maple roller coaster, big concerns that his knee is not healed?
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Depends what the price is, if you can get him at a bit of a discount then sure.

      Not necessarily concerned about the knee in particular but any part of the guy could break at any moment…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. The Scrant Dog

    The Scrant Dog says:
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    As a Phil’s fan Maikel may be the most frustrating hot/cold player I’ve ever watched. It always feels like he’s about to dong every at bat until I realize I’ve been watching him do nothing for a month. Just when I give up and accept that he’s unplayable he goes on an absolute tear.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not great for fantasy, but fine when hot… He hits low in order and is unownable for huge stretches

  18. Kaps says:
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    Ride the wave with Laureano and Olson tonight @ LAA, or start Soler @ TOR in place of one of them?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Who are the opposing pitchers?

      • Man says:
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        Haven’t been listed yet

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Someone above mentioned Pena getting the bulk for LAA so I’d start Olson. I’d wait to see who Soler is facing to decide on the other…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Friday!

    I, for one, would absolutely LOVE a HoRse Derby! Must watch TV right there!

    As for my question(s); I have 2:

    1.) Would you trade Max Muncy for Rizzo?
    2.) Is it time to cut bait on Avisail Garcia amidst his 0-forever it seems?

    12-team, H2H, 6×6 (OPS), redraft league. Roster below:

    c: Realmuto
    1b: Alonso
    2b: Muncy
    3b: Machado
    ss: Bogaerts
    if: Hiura
    of: Trout, Gallo, Y. Alvarez
    utl: Ohtani
    bn: A.visail Garcia H. Dozier, Pederson, Kingery

    sp: Clevinger, Nola, Kershaw, Lucchesi, Woodruff, Heaney, Paddack, Gallen
    rp: Giles, Parker, L. Jackson
    DL: Caleb Smith, Treinen, Taillon*

    *max of 3 players on DL

    Please & Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Rizzo
      2. Probably, that seems like too many bench bats in H2H anyway…

      No problem

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks, Donkey.

        I’m a big Cubs/Rizzo fan, so wanted an unbiased opinion.

        & 4 bench bats is definitely more than I’d prefer.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Sure, good luck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right?! Make it HoRse!

      Agree with DT

  20. Mex says:
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    I’m blowing up my keep forever league, 14 team standard Roto.

    How do you rank these guys as targets to acquire long term:

    Yelich, Bellinger, Acuna, Harper, Betts, Arenado , trout, freeman , Mondesi

    Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Trout, Acuna, Bellinger, Yelich, Betts, Mondesi, Arenado, Freeman, Harper

      No problem

      • Mex says:
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        Is trout still a cut above the rest by a bunch?

        I’m thinking that acuna to betts is a tier, maybe mondesi…then a continuous “drop” from arenado to harper.

        Where do you think Turner and bregman would go? On either side of Mondesi?

        • Lindorphins says:
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          Not to interject but I would think Baez and Lindor should be added somewhere to this list as well.

          • Slappy Jack says:
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            he didn’t ask about Lindor or Baez though

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            They’d both fit into my Mondesi, Turner, Bregman tier. Vlad would be there as well.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I still think Trout is a cut above in his own tier but it’s not by a bunch long term due to age.

          Trout / Acuna, Bellinger, Yelich, Betts / Mondesi, Turner, Bregman / Arenado, Freeman, Harper. Mondesi is really close to jumping tiers for me…

          • Mex says:
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            Thanks gents…I have Story and Tatis, so I guess I wasn’t looking at Lindor b/c I already have 2 SS…hoping that Giancarlo isn’t on the path to always having the nagging injury thing…I kinda am staying away from pitchers, but if I did pursue one which would be best long term..Bieber, Buehler would be 2 that come to mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly flip Yelich and Cody in DT’s list, but looks fine

  21. Tony C says:
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    Please rank top 3 OF for ROS in 12 team H2H OPS league: Mercado, Robles, Desmond, Danny Santana, Laureano, Franmil, B. Reynolds, W. Calhoun, Cooper, and Dickerson. I need some steals.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Robles, Mercado, Franmil for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado, Robles, Laureano

  22. asdfasdf says:
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    Hey, are you starting Ryu in Coors today?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes, please pray for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not, chickened out

      • Tigres says:
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        “good move”, says Walker buehler owner!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        You guys didn’t pray hard enough for me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry Donkey!

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            I think it’s reached the point where you can’t start anyone in summer Coors with this baseballs. Not deGrom, not Verlander, not Max, not even Uncle Rico. Agree?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed, what’s the best scenario? 6 IP, 3 ER? Not worth it

              • Donkey Teeth

                Donkey Teeth says:
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                Best case scenario: the kick to the groin glances off only your left nut.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  23. M says:
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    Brendan McKay gonna be in today’s BUY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course, but I just went over him two days ago

  24. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Is it way to quick to consider S.Kelley, I. Kennedy or Workman over W. Davis or Neris? As always, thank you guys. Pitching is murdering my squad this year.

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      Sorry, re-draft 12 team weekly h2h league with no holds.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Not sure about Davis, but Neris is fine. Neris was just overworked by Kapler, clearly needed a day off.

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Cool, thanks. Love your weekend articles Coolwhip. And Grey, waiting for your buy/sell today so I can take that long lunch at the Chinese buffett!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy over Wade seems okay, Agree with Coolwhip on Neris

  25. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I have Bobby Bradley and Garret Hampson on the bench.

    These guys are available: Todd Frazier, G.Cooper, Sogard, M.Adams, B.Anderson, Kipnis, JP Crawford, W.Calhoun, Naquin, Aguilar, and MVPShaw.

    Anybody worth dropping Bradley or Hampson to pick up?

    • knucks says:
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      Cooper and Calhoun for me

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      agree with Knucks..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper, Hampson in Coors

  26. DonnieB says:
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    When Urias gets call, do you drop Hiura, Senzel, Kingery,Laureano, or H Dozier or hold? Thank you!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Senzel would be the drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  27. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    It’s like you stared deep into my soul and assigned me a number based on the order in which I joined
    I drafted Gincarlo and MVPShaw. First and Fourth Rounds Respectively.
    What’s the preferred form of ritual suicide in this situation?

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      seppuku.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Death by two cuts

  28. ThE sHiT says:
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    How much to bid on McKay with $122 FAAB left, and zero dollar bids allowed? 14 team ESPN redraft 5×5 OBP league

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      My initial bid last night was $7, then i went up twice this morning right before the cutoff time of 8am. I ended up winning the bid on McKay. But i will tell you for how much after you give me your suggestion, see how close we were…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $16

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        My first thought was $7, then $14, i settled on $21 remembering that i think it was Hiura went for around $20 when he first got called up. So i got McKay for $21, and Hampson for $3, not too shabby.

        Have an awesome weekend Grey, and as always, thank you and the rest of the team for the excellent work you guys do!!!

  29. Trickrey says:
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    Somebody rage dropped Neris after last nights blown save. Would you swap out any of the following for him in a SV+H league: Hendriks, Robles, Shawn Kelley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Kelley

  30. Ryu So Mad says:
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    Would you trade Clevinger and Jose Ramirez for Gerrit Cole in a 12 tm roto redraft 5×5 QS and OBP?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      yes, trade for Cole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  31. RotoSlayer says:
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    Would you rather own Puig or Laureano ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  32. Stu says:
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    Drop S Gennett or Y Moncada for K Hiura?

    12 team points league.

    Id like to pick him up but those are my only options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

  33. Gotime says:
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    Probably should ask this Sunday, but these pitchers are done until next week.
    In a H2H weekly cats (QS and Wins) need to start 2 out of:
    – L. Allen vs SF and @ Dodgers
    – Gallen @ Was and @ Atl
    – Wheeler vs Yankees
    – Lucchesi @ Dodgers
    – or extra reliever Workman 3 @ Det 3 @ Tor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler, Allen

  34. knucks says:
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    Romo got hurt. I grabbed Nick Anderson in my deep leagues. Can’t wait for that blow up in my face.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Got hurt and is currently hurt?

      • knucks says:
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        DTD with a knee bruise, but if no one else cares, maybe me grabbing Anderson preemptively everywhere was a bit over the top. But you know I’m a Slave 4 SAGNOF!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, might get something, but Tayron is there too

  35. Robert says:
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    Buxton or Cain in a redraft league?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  36. Prog Nation says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Now that Hiura is available, who do you drop?

    1)Chris Taylor – hot schmotato
    2) Yordan – will see about his injury
    3) Hey Newman
    4) Eugenio Suarez- traded for him but he’s been flat
    5) Senzel in Cincy
    6) Dahl

    Thanks.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      lol why is Dahl even on that list? Either Taylor or Senzel would be the drop.

      • Prog Nation says:
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        Thanks Coolwhip. Had a Duh-l moment, with Dahl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with CW, Taylor

  37. Slowmez says:
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    Assuming healthy, where does Yordan rank next year? Top 50 player? Higher?

    • crimedog says:
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      top 50 or higher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with CD

  38. saint says:
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    Hello Grey, DT and others,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 QS Redraft

    Please consider that I already have Gallen and W’s will be hard to come by in MIA.

    1) Drop L. Allen, T. Richards or Heaney for McKay or hold?

    2) If hold, please rank those 3 ROS.

    Thanks for your response

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Richards, these are streamers, look at matchups

      • saint says:
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        Well said. Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  39. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft…..Gurriel ( Toronto) or A Riley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  40. Ben says:
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    Now I have 3 guys for 2 spots. Which 2 of 3 are you riding….

    Altuve, Hiura, Ohtani

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Hiura

  41. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever OBP league

    Trade Benintendi for Mondesi?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      see below..lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  42. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team root keeper – I’m looking to trade Luis Castillo (6th rd value for up to 5 years) for help this season – what do you like:

    A. Wheeler/Yates
    B. Wheeler/Bieber
    C. Hold Castillo

    Thanks!

    • Matty says:
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      Do you need saves or wins?
      My gut reaction would be Wheeler/ Bieber, but most of my teams have more starters than I need.

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        Thanks for the reply – should have mentioned, it’s QS instead of W. Really could use both – I’m leaning Yates side b/c I could always flip him for a SP if need be but thinking in a vacuum, the Bieber side is the best value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B, A, that order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matty is accurate tho

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        Thanks – how do you value Castillo vs. Wheeler ROS – I feel like they’re not that far away from each other…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems like a coin flip to me

  43. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I’d want Mondesi..

  44. Steve says:
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    1. Hiura or Meadows? 10T 5×5 at Util?
    2. L Cain or Meadows?

    What’s happened to Meadows?!

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meadows 2. Same

  45. CMUTIMMAH says:
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    So last night I was looking at my OF… and realized, aside from Yelich, I punted my entire draft OF between the beginning of year and now. So I went back and looked at how I did…

    Week 1:
    Haniger
    Cutch
    Myers
    Winker
    Yelich
    bench: Renfroe, Bader, Ketel 1 IL: Polanco

    Week 15:
    Yelich
    Trout (trade)
    Desmond
    Riley
    Yordong
    Willie Calhoun
    “bench”: Ketel 1 (currently filling MI), Ian Desmond (currently filling CI)

    If Yordong has a lingering injury, then Hiura can fill in at MI and Marte can shift to OF.

    Starting to worry about Riley though, been pretty meh since mid June (a little longer actually).

    Dro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They still don’t look bad

  46. peacecoast says:
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    sup G,

    Huge lead in steals, what level of SP can I trade Mondesi for?

    miss u

    • knucks says:
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      You should try for Top 10. But wait until he is at least on out on a rehab assignment.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      agree with knucks, his value is at its lowest point right now, wait until he gets back so there’s more perceived value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey man, good to see you, sorry you can’t drop in to say hi more but you’re obviously too busy!

      Agree with others, at least top 10, prolly top 5

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And now’s not exactly the best time to sell him

  47. bigbear says:
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    RBI leaders – My theory: Higher K-rates and more people hitting HR’s means that the bases are empty more, so less RBI’s for the usual suspects. A few years back (holy crap – it was 2008) I had Pat Burrell when Ryan Howard was bizzonkers. Howard had 48 HR and 146 RBI. Burrell had 33 HRs but only 86 RBI. It was fairly common to see Howard strike out and Burrell hit a solo shot. Or Howard clear the bases before Burrell went back to back. Lower case yay all year. If that’s the trend, how does it impact the value of hitters compared to pitchers? It seems like a tough one because of the amount of runs being scored now. Seems like the top tier pitchers would increase in value (but still carry a great deal of injury risk and it’s still tough to tell who’s going to be Ryu and who’s Snell/Nola). Mid tier pitchers would hold or decrease in value. But the gap between top and mid tier hitters gets tighter.

    Glad to see the Brewers did the right thing! They must read Razzball comments!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      I think you aren’t far off. My guess is RBIs are more distributed this year. A lot of teams are on the trend of moving their best guys earlier in the lineup, like Yelich and Trout have been hitting 2 all year, and so i think it is suppressing their rbi output and lesser players are in the 4-5 spot getting rbi opportunities so its being shared across the rosters more. Also due to more homeruns there are less ducks on the pond for other hitters, so theres a lot of solo shots and less 2 and 3 run hrs where the best guys are collecting the stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, I was going to say similar but post was going long… Definitely has to do with this, just not a ton of guys on, but many more HRs…. I wonder if solo homers are way up….

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        here’s the funny thing, the top 5 RBI leaders are all in the NL, not the AL. I find this interesting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NL’s way more stacked with hitters than AL right now

  48. Scrapski says:
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    Grey!
    Who should be the one to go….?
    Hiura
    LaStella
    Lourdes or
    Kingery
    5×5 roto
    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      lastella

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  49. krazyivan says:
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    I need to bench ONE of these three tonight. Which should it be?

    Garrett Cooper; home vs Phillies Velasquez
    Jay Bruce; away vs Marlins Elisier Hernandez
    Willie Calhoun; away vs Rays Chirinos

    • krazyivan says:
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      Sorry I messed one name up,

      I need to bench one of these three,
      Cooper, Calhoun, or Biggio (home vs Royals Duffy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

  50. Chris says:
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    Would you deal Springer for G. Cole or Walker Buehler? Need an ace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, either, that order

  51. DonnieB says:
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    Jon Gray,Matt Strahm or Julio Urias going forward? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm

  52. jose says:
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    Tough Day to own Peacock and Diaz in the same league (face palm).

    At least Kyle Gibson found his sweet spot…The 17th inning on 2 days rest. Should get plenty more chances at that one this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, I saw on Gibson, brilliant

  53. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Link the Ohtani post Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, shitbirds, my B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Done!

  54. Pants says:
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    Drop one for McKay

    Heaney
    Yamamoto
    Luchessi
    Hiura
    Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  55. Cable says:
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    H/H points 12 team redraft….thinking of replacing A Riley,Meadows & Alvarado with Ohtani, M Olson Hiura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura over Alvarado, but apples/oranges

  56. BigToeCrusher says:
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    YORDONG! My sweet little daffodil! He’s going to be okay! I LOVE YOU!!![heart emoji] [heart emoji] [heart emoji] [eggplant emoji]

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  57. Frantz says:
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    Luzardo or McKay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McKay

  58. Jean Genie says:
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    Grey!

    Please give your advice on this trade offer. 30 team std roto dynasty. I’m rebuilding and probably not competitive next year and have a number of holes to fill. Was offered my Paddack and Machado for Laureano, Verdugo, Matt Manning, Nico Hoerner, and Jesus Aguilar.

    I’d say no. Aguilar seems a near zero at this point. The rest of the package is ok but doesn’t seem like enough to move my two. Agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty terrible deal

  59. Alex says:
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    Another HR derby alternative could be a form of golf. I remember playing fungo golf in high school. Closest to the “pin.”

    Do you like Newman or Danny Santana at 2B ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally! That could be a part of Horse, whoever’s closer to the BBQ stand in the bleachers or whatever

      Newman

  60. SteveO says:
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    Grey,
    What’s your opinion on Yamamoto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Search the site, I’ve gone over him at least 5 times

  61. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    I’ve been approach but a manager that’s been around a while asking for Buehler and now asking for Buehler and Mckay. As I’m competing this year, I assume Buehler will have an innings limit (and/or not pitch as much – which I believe is the case).

    Some players that catch my eye on his team:
    HIT – G. Sanchez, Y. Moncada, L. Gurriel Jr., Kepler, Stanton
    PIT – deGrom, Kershaw, Flaherty, Canning, Giolito, Minor

    He wants picks and younger players so I was thinking of sending him Buehler, McKay, (Gallen or Alzolay) and a younger batt (Domingo Santana, H. Dozier)

    With the goal of trying to get deGrom, Kershaw, a third pitcher and a bat
    Looking at my team below, think that’s the right move ? who would you try to deal/acquire ?

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – C. Santana
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – T. Turner
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Yelich
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – C. Blackmon
    BN – H. Dozier
    BN – Eugenio Suarez
    BN – L. Urias (NA)

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – A. Heaney
    BN – Z. Gallen
    BN – A. Alzolay
    BN – B. Mckay (NA)
    DL – C. Kluber (10-DL)
    DL – D. Lamet (10-DL)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo is a top 10 OF right now, so if you’re trying to get better, sending currently good bats and arms isn’t great

      There’s no bats on his team that are worth it except Gary, but you really want to trade for a 2nd catcher?

      Walker/McKay for deGrom sounds fair, no guarantee that works out for you either but it does give you an extra empty spot to play with

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        Grey,
        maybe I overextended, my end goal is to get better pithing (or additional pitching). In your opinion, what do you think I should add if I want to grab deGrom AND Kershaw ? add Urias and/or Gallen ?

        We keep 12 so I’d also be giving him a 13th round (1st round pick) for a 20th round pick (8th round), if that helps.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take DeGrom and Kershaw for Walker/McKay

  62. Foul balls says:
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    Hiya grey, what side do you like kershaw/osuna or mondesi 12 team 6×6 holds. Thanks kindly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  63. Kenneth says:
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    haha I drafted Shaw and Stanton!

    Brutal few weeks for me… Stanton, Rosario, Yordan…

    Not to mention the crazy blow ups from Snell, Diaz, and Gant. Who’s up for some positive regression???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be awesome!

  64. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Rushed to add Hiura everywhere…now I need to figure out who to start him over.

    In my top dollar league I have Whit Merrifield starting at 2B, and for the moment Kingery is at MI. Lourdes Gurriel is at SS while I wait for Corey Seager to come off the IL.

    Question: Do I slide Whit Merrifield to OF, bench/drop Avasail Garcia, and move Keston to 2B? Or, do I drop Gurriel (dudes so hit right now) or Kingery and start Hiura at MI permanently?

    Stanton blurbs had me rolling today btw, cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Drop Avisail

  65. Hip hip jorge says:
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    Trout or Yelich ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  66. Keeks says:
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    Happy Friday Fam.

    10 team H2h

    5×5 HR,RBI,SB,OBP,SLG x QS,ERA,WHIP, k/9, SvHlds

    Which side?
    1) My Eugenio Suarez +Brendan Mckay vs His Trea Turner
    2) My Vlad jr + Brendan Mckay vs His Trea Turner

    Moving either 3B I would still have the one I didn’t trade obviously plus Max Muncy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Trea 2. Trea

  67. Pyrrhic Victory says:
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    [Repost, initally on the wrong day]

    1) Trade away Tim Anderson for Marquez
    2) Pick up Gurriel
    3) …
    4) Profit!

    Have been reaping the benefits of our Lourdes and savior for a few weeks, but my pitching remains absolutely atrocious. Was offered Paxton and V. Robles for my Gurriel and Skaggs.

    My thought is that if Paxton puts it together I may actually become competitive in this 6×6 Roto league with QS, but is J-Pax too risky an asset at this point?

    Current pitching staff: Corbin, Marquez, Gibson, Matz, Hader, S. Greene, Musgrove, Skaggs, Fiers, Gonzales, Alvarado, Workman, H. Bailey, T. Williams

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pax side

  68. andfog says:
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    Rank Hiura, Suarez, Soler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio, Keston

  69. One the one hand, it’s very sad about Buehler starting at Coors.

    On the other hand, my opponent this week optimistically started him there, despite my trash talking about how one of his best pitchers was starting at Coors, and his lineup full of Rockies.

    Worked out even better since most of his Rockies didn’t do much and Walker got shelled anyway. Yay!

    Om the other other hand, ScHoolboy Q was on the latest Hot Ones, and said of my sauce/wing “shit’s hella good though”. Woot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woot! That’s awesome! I saw video in my feed last night, will try to watch tonight

      • Lucky Dg says:
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        He was hilarious. Great interview.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  70. Fran says:
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    Someone grabbed McKay (SP) but the McKay (1B) is still available which makes me think he can still have a bat if hes playing in an interleague game against a NL team. Is it maybe worth keeping him on the bench anyway then? Woudl you drop G Cooper for that or waste of time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  71. Mr. Glass says:
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    Ros in a standard yahoo points league who would you rather have McKay or Luzardo, I got luzardo but I’ve used my only two moves this week and McKay got swooped up. Would you try to make a swap or just keep Luz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McKay

  72. dau says:
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    When Mondesi went down I aquired Dannys to fill the gap, now I have Newman as well. Mallex on waivers. How would you rank those three as a backup to Mondesi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newman, Mallex

  73. Travis Hafner says:
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    I can probably add all of these in a 10 team league, so how do you rank and which of these upcoming streamers would you start?

    VVleasquez @MIA, +5.3
    SAnderson ARI, +7.1
    MKelly @SF, -0.3
    TSkaggs OAK, +14.3
    MPinata @CHW, 13.6
    SMatz ATL, 10.4

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs, Matz, Anderson

  74. Matty says:
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    I was pleased that Wheeler had seemingly turned a corner yesterday. Then Diaz blew his win and my ratios all at once.

    A couple pitching questions as we head into the weekend.
    In my RCL do I lose EdRod or Keuchel or both for streamers?
    In a 12 team 6×6 (OPS/ QS) dynasty do you prefer Bieber or Giolito long term?
    Same dynasty- EdRod and Biebs or Giolito for Khris Davis and Hansel Robles- which side do folks prefer.

    Thanks. Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya…. Lose EdRod — Prefer Giolito — Davis/Robles

  75. jose says:
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    Kingery or Hiura? Utility slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  76. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league. Musgrove or Trevor Richards ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Musgrove I guess

  77. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    newman or mercado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

      • MediOAKer Matt says:
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        thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  78. dontbichetteme says:
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    Im getting more than a little frustrated with my relievers this week. Iglesias, Neris, Barnes all shit the bed. Killing my ratios in a H2H league. Alvarado on his prolonged hiatus is helping any either.
    Would you drop Barnes for any of Elias, Oberg, Lorenzen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Elias

  79. cyler8 says:
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    LOLOL literally reading the Schwarber blog I was all “But he is a decent OBP guy rig…oh well then.”

    Good work sir Grey.

    Also in a 6X6 OPS / QS dynasty league I just traded my Charlie Morton and Mike Clevinger for his Andrew Benintendi and Austin Riley. Me assumes this was a good deal but wanted to get the Razzies take.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

      Nice trade!

  80. Cohen says:
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    Gallen or McKay ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  81. Twins Peaker says:
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    What are your thoughts on Alfaro? Any word on his injury? He was dropped in my points league. I have Wilson Ramos, but could probably trade him to a team needing a catcher for a SP…..I feel like if he gets over this concussion, he could continue to excel. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess he’s back any day, but I haven’t heard anything

  82. Mookie Wilson 1 says:
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    NL only 12 team 5×5, ROS JPeraza or RMcMahon? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McMahon

  83. Aardvark says:
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    Who would you drop to activate gennett?
    Villar
    Meadows
    Suarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter

    • cyler8 says:
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      I’d prolly drop Villar.

  84. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    No shoutout for Nola? *GASP* where’s the beef?!

    Need to drop one to activate hiura

    Mercado but @ BAL could be an exciting weekend
    Peacock next start @coors
    Gallen @ was next

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Edwin/Wheeler thing had me spinning in circles it threw me off

      Peacock

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      peacock is a peacuck, i would drop him

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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          Haha he is a cuck. He’s so bad sometimes I think he gets off on my happiness when my other pitchers pitch well. Thanks for the input coolwhip and thanks grey have a good weekend guys

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, you too

  85. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Follow-up from an earlier question – how much of a difference in value do you see between Luis Castillo and Wheeler ROS in roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip

  86. Hungo says:
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    Choose 4 (H2H points)

    Soler
    Laureano
    Olson
    Murphy
    Taylor
    Newman
    Hiura
    Victor Robles
    Simmons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura, Murphy, Olson, Laureano

  87. Travis Hafner says:
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    1.) Drop Peacock in a 10 teamer? His next start is at Coors. Would like to add some streamers.

    2.) 8 team league, big lead in saves (although I just cut Iglesias, traded FVazquez and Neris stinks)

    I need to make room to activate Hiura and McKay from NA spots. Newman also avail. Who’s my drops? (I carry a ton of hitters for ideal matchup hitting subs)
    McMahon (maybe after Coors trip), La Stella, Kipnis, Workman, Pagan? If you don’t prefer Newman over a 3rd player I don’t have to pick him up. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Drop 2. Pagan, Kipnis

  88. TEC says:
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    12 Team H2H Points League, not redraft.
    Have my Util spots filled by OF’ers. Hiura and L. Urias are available. Would you drop any of the following to grab either?
    D. Smith Jr.
    Laureano
    Robles
    Cain
    McNeil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith for Hiura

  89. Jesse LIBROT says:
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    Had to say, love your outlook on Ohtani, and you were weeks ahead of everyone else on saying he should just hit.

    I just grabbed Hiura and I also have Gennett coming off DL today. Who’s better ROS? I’m thinking hold both and try to sell high on one. I have JoRam at 2B as well.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Sell Scooter

  90. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Hey there Grey. I am going to drop Tommy Milone to activate Jordan Lyles. I also want to drop Michael Pineda, and Tanner Anderson. Here are my choices as replacements:

    Adam Plutko
    Jordan Zimmermann
    Alex Young
    Noe Ramirez

    I am leaning towards Young and Ramirez. What are you thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Young, Ramirez

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        is Ramirez actually a starter

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            So what is he doing opening the game tonight?

  91. Jaca says:
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    TGIF Grey,

    you dropping any of these guys for McKay? I get major fomo with call ups…. some are obviously no to dropping but listed everyone to give you a full picture of my rotation/pen
    yahoo 12team roto 5×5 1400IP limit im right at 1400

    Clevinger
    Bieber
    Wheeler
    Lucchesi
    Paddack
    Marquez
    Gallen
    Yates
    Hand
    Hader
    Smith

    thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      TGIF!

      Nah

      • Jaca says:
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        Cool Cool.

        Classic “I just thought of another question” follow-up:

        If Mondesi is activated over the weekend, who do I possibly drop for him?

        Garver
        Voit
        Hiura
        Tatis Jr.
        Baez
        E. Rosario
        Dahl
        Puig
        Ohtani
        Yordan
        Olson
        Riley

        thank u x344

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Olson

          • Jaca says:
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            gotcha…I just hope Riley can turn it around soon!!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

              • Jaca says:
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                Looks like he turned it around ASAFP!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  92. lwomack58 says:
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    McKay for Vlad jr?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Lubes says:
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    Just dropped Aguilar for Hiura. He’d been sitting on my bench for so long i hadn’t even realized he’s only started 6 games in last month. So I guess Hiu(ra) made me lose Jesus. (what, only grey can pun around here?)
    Drop alvarado for spec saves with oberg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, sure try Oberg

  94. Tbone says:
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    Gallo, Flaherty, Pache for Kershaw and Chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who Chapman is, but Gallo prolly

    • Tbone says:
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      Aroldis Chapman

  95. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Is Darvish even worth holding at this point? 12 team fairly deep league.

    Thinking of dropping him for Stroman’s start tomorrow and if someone else claims Darvish so be it. He is so enticing but keeps fucking up proper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Yu

  96. sal says:
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    Would you start mcckay tomorrow against the rangers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  97. negatto says:
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    Whose the first drop and second drop among these guys looking at ROS? Clevinger and eventually Smith are coming off the IL.

    Gallen
    Alzolay
    McKay
    Luardo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adbert, Luz

  98. Weird Fishes says:
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    Redraft h2h NL-only … would you trade any of Moustakas, Muncy or Hiura for Tatis? In what order? My SS situation is terrible. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Hiura, Moose

  99. OaktownSteve says:
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    I was so InSync with you on Wheeler. I told Magoo a couple of weeks ago that he was about to turn about.

    I’m definitely here for “Giancarwreck.” Dude has sideswipped two teams. You still taking the over on 27 ROS homers?

    Have you ever listened to Bob and Ray? A unique entertainment. So incredibly odd and subtle. I’m not sure I’ve ever encountered more than one other person who has ever heard of them. Amazing weird like nothing else.

    • dau says:
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      Bob and Ray were funny–Nichols and May as well. Sometimes old comedy doesn’t stand up–Ernie Kovacs case in point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not taking the over on 7 HRs — it’s a lost season for him

      Nah, don’t think I know Bob and Ray

  100. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Robles or Kelley for a closer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles

  101. Mike says:
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    Which of my miserable relievers would you drop to make room for someone coming off the IL (5×5 saves league):

    – Romo
    – Workman
    – Gant
    – Buttrey (keeping in mind it’s a keeper league)
    – Lorenzen
    – Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  102. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Domingo Santana or Benintendi?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  103. Justin Ralph says:
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    How good are you feeling about Minor for the rest of the season? I have had luck combining pitchers whose stock is as high as it can go with a batter for a top tier batter.

    I traded Greene and Mazara for Blackmon and then traded Blackmon and Odorizzi for Yelich. I feel like Minor and Suarez could bring a top tier batter in return but what is holding me back is that Minor looks to me like he might be able to do this for the rest of the season. What do you think? Im thinking Minor and Suarez for Albaderto Mondesi or someone like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Mondesi — I trust Minor’s peripherals to be around a #2

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Ok thanks. What about Suarez and Minor for Arenado (or Devers)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, either

          • Justin Ralph says:
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            Thanks Grey!

  104. Michael Gaughan says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Both are available today on my wire – Keston Hiura or Scooter Gennett?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keston

      • Michael Gaughan says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        I did drop Odor for Keston in six leagues last night.

        Seemed like the perfect time to move on.

        Mike.

  105. negatto says:
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    An owner offered me Grandal for my Clevinger, who wins.

    2 catcher league, currently rostering J McCann and Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

  106. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Work Grey!

    16 team h2h weekly points league…redraft

    I was offered Snell for my Ed. Rod. and Yu Darvish…

    what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slam dunk for Snell

  107. uncle ernie says:
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    So I’m looking ahead to our league trade deadline on July 28th. I own Trout for more than than he’s worth so not keeping him. I looking to get a keeper for him and targeting Mondesi Moncada Senzel. Just judging by keeper point of view who looks best for next year. All have very low salaries to carry over. 8 team keeper league. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

      • uncle ernie says:
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        Thank you

  108. DLev45 says:
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    12 team H2H:

    Didi, Newman, Chris Taylor, Crawford? Who are you rolling with?

    Also, is it time to move on from Quintana? Are we trusting him with a start tomorrow @CIN? I’m down 1 win, 10 Ks, and 0.12 WHIP. I’m up 0.7 in ERA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newman — yes

    • DLev45 says:
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      Can also throw Hampson and Sogard into that middle infield mix.

  109. Grey

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

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Hi Grey,

      Can you rank the following follow-Ups ROS for me?
      1. Follow ups
      2. Following up
      3. Followed up
      4. Follow the follow up

      Thanks in advance

  110. donald says:
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    Laureano or Hiura

  111. Grey

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

  112. Stumanji! says:
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    10 tm H2H keeper w/ OPS.

    ROS and moving forward:
    1) Albombso ($1) or Rhys ($4)?
    2) Mookie ($7) for Rhys ($4)/Riley ($1)/Buehler (non keeper).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Alonso 2. Betts

  113. Grey

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

  114. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Kingery or altuve ros OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

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