At 22 years old, Kyle Tucker is nearly a 30/30 guy in Triple-A. There’s some other problems with baseball, but this should be the number one thing that is fixed. This is just about everything that’s wrong with baseball. No one should go 30/30 in the minor leagues. The last player to do that (who I remember) was Joc Pederson in 2014. The reason why it’s so rare and should be extinct? If you’re going 30/30 in the minor leagues, you should be in the major leagues! I don’t have a solution. I’m a problem spotter, not a problem solver. How many titles you want me to hold? Imagine another sport where one of your best players was artificially held down in an instructional league for a year or more. You can’t and it’s not a failure of imagination. Though, still fantasizing about an 18-year-old Alyssa Milano could lead one to that conclusion. The Astros have said Tucker will be called up in September. Will he play? Not 100% sure, but I’d guess he will most days because the Astros have room to play him over Reddick and will clinch a playoff berth. Now is the time to stash him in all leagues. Yes, the Astros will be going from a Reddick to a Tucker like Jame Gumb. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Tom Murphy – I nearly added in six more catchers with Austin Nola, John Hicks, Carson Kelly, Will Smith, Francisco Mejia and James McCann, but seven catchers is just silly. Who would list that many catchers to buy in separate blurbs? A damn fool! A brilliant tactician would list them all in one blurb.

Ryan McMahon – The Rockies go back home next week and like an unfaithful drunk, I want all my batty calls bathed in Coors.

Matt Adams – I like Wilmer Flores — dude walks around like he’s always watching Bambi’s mom die — but he’s owned in 15% of ESPN leagues and Adams is owned in under 2%? Seriously, I need to use different ownership numbers next year. Klara Bell is fudging the numbers like he’s point shaving at Boston College.

Jon Berti – Agree 100% with frequent commenter, Cram It, when he said, “Jon Berti is a poor man’s Whit Merrifield. Which is to say, the MarlinsWhit Merrifield.”

Nick Solak – Here’s what I said the other day, “(Solak) called up by the Rangers for the IL’d Nomar Mazara. Solak sounds like an Eastern European slur or a drunk Telly Salavas, which might be the same thing. He used to steal bases in the minors, and was once compared to Scott Kingery on this site. This year’s minor league numbers (27 HRs, 5 SBs) look like more power than Kingery, but:  juiced balls.” And that’s me quoting me!

Kyle Seager – Has caused some consternation in the Seager household in the last week-plus. Mom said Kyle could have the bottom bunk and Corey was like, “Maaaaaaa!” and then their dad stepped in and said, “Against the wind,” while farting on Corey’s leg.

J.D. Davis – He’s earned his nickname this year, which is good, because otherwise he’d be going by Jonathan Davis Davis and causing confusion in echo-y caves everywhere.  (Seriously, the D in his name stands for Davis. You can google it if you don’t believe me, but what does that say about our relationship we’ve built as over-the-internet friends?)

Nick Ahmed – August has been great for Nicks:  Ahmed, Castellanos, the New York Knicks because they haven’t had to play. Big time stuff from all three. Of course, The Greek God of Hard Contact is leading the way for Nicks, but I’d say Ahmed is edging out the Knicks for 2nd place.

Jake Fraley – Here’s what I said the other day, “Called up to replace Sunday Santana. Fraley had 19 HRs and 22 SBs and a .298 average in the minors this year to which I say, O Fraley? I’ve been burned many times in the past thinking:  Of course a team will give a guy they just called up at-bats, why wouldn’t they? Only for them to not give Mr. So-and-so at-bats. I tried to grab Fraley in one deeper mixed league, but he was gone already and didn’t bother with him in one shallower mixed league. For what it’s Werth, the Prospectonator gives him solid projections.” And that’s me quoting me!

Kevin Pillar – If you need a hot hitter, well, as many people have said to a Pillar, “Don’t just stand there!”

Mike Yastrzemski – Reevaluating life choices that have brought me to a place where I’m recommending multiple Giants hitters.  *thinking about how I said in Bio 101, “You can’t spell sexy without XY!”* You know what, I don’t want to reevaluate life choices.

Willie Calhoun – Could be the best pick up in this whole post, but I might be bias because I dropped him when he wasn’t playing for one day, then Mazara went down with an injury and I screwed myself out of Calhoun. Yes, I get bias against myself. That’s how it is when you got some Jew in you.

Dinelson Lamet – He could just be a straight Buy, but Lamet is also a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to Netflix headquarters.

Zach Eflin – Another Streamonator call for the weekend. “But I consider them to be my actual Friends, so don’t I have a say in whether you remove them from your streaming service?”

Jairo Diaz – This week’s SAGNOF is hilarious. Trying to get saves from these guys is like you stick your head out the window of a fast-moving car and try to spit directly in front of you. If this shizz doesn’t fly right back in your face, you’re a magician.

Daniel Hudson – I grabbed him in one league, but it could be Hunter Strickland. Maybe it’ll be neither of them and I’ll be fooled again by Da-Hu.

Mark Melancon – Bochy must be so happy to see Melancon getting saves in Atlanta. Happy to see, I mean, if he’s able to lift his giant head. “When I retire, I plan on going to matinees and ruining the enjoyment of everyone behind me.” That’s Bruce Bochy talking about his retirement plans.

SELL

Rhys Hoskins – This is a wholehearted bummer. This is like Aaron Bummer got together with his whole Bummer family for a Xmas card with the inscription, “Season’s Greetings from The Bummers.” This is like the entire Bummer family stood in front of their house for a picture and instead of saying, “Cheese,” they said, “Bummer.” This is like–Well, you get the point. Hoskins as a drop sucks. I hate it. I’m going to like Hoskins again next year, and, if this is a keeper, you can look at the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer, but he’s likely a hold there, since his value is so low. But if you’re in a redraft league, you can likely drop Hoskins. Bummer.

  1. Gotime says:
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    One move left for the week, weekly H2H with OBP
    Waiting on Mondesi news also have Urshela, use a move to pick up Seager, Yaz or hold for now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends if you can use the move, you don’t need it for a streamer or anything?

  2. Gotime says:
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    Not much out there for next week, last spot I could use for either extra closer Lugo (3 vs Cubs 3 @ Phi) or Lucchesi @ SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How bad do you need pitchers?

      • Gotime says:
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        Rolling with
        Strasberg vs Mia
        Ryu @ SD
        Wheeler vs Atl
        Domingo vs Oak
        Maeda @ SD (or May if skipped)
        last spot Lucchesi or Lugo (have Gallen but bad matchup Dodgers)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have no closers?

          • Gotime says:
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            Sorry, yeah a ton
            Rodgers 3 @ White Sox 3 @ Det
            Raisel 4 @ Mia 3 @ Stl
            Then bench is Lugo, Bradley, Robles

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, I’d go Lucchesi

              • Gotime says:
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                Gotcha, appreciate the time Grey – that felt like a phone a friend on Millionaire where’s the commenters at?! Enjoy the weekend

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, you too!

  3. Gigorilla says:
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    Tawny Kitty? I thought you were a rappin’ arts guy?

    She was nice back then. Looks like she’s from an alien planet now.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPq2wDUFH_U
    Same doc who did Melanie Griffith??

    Pillar funny

    TGIF Tarzan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      She beat up Chuck Finley, everyone knows her!

      • Gigorilla says:
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        Yah, she spent way too much time at the Cheers place.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  4. Metric Man says:
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    Trying to sort out my closer situation for the stretch run to max save opportunities and keep ratios in check.

    I dropped Hand for Pagan as you suggested.

    Would you drop Jansen for Detroit’s Jimenez? Jimenez has given up only 3 runs in last 12 IP and converted 4/5 save chances since 8/9. Or would you take Melancon over Jansen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Melancon, heaven help us

      • Metric Man says:
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        Who would’ve thought we’d be wanting Melancon over Jansen?

        Still like Pagan better than Hand ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah I do

          • Metric Man says:
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            I noticed Lugo is available now in my league. Rank in order for SV and ERA/WHIP ROS.

            Lugo (is he or is t he the closer?)
            Melanin
            Jansen
            Jimenez

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Melancon, Jansen, Lugo

  5. Shazam says:
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    Berti or Cooper? (go Fish)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this a Mad Men trivia game? I’d go Berti

  6. Steve says:
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    You like Joe Ross v Cubbies tomorrow? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I considered it but didn’t go for it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Considered it but decided against

  7. knucks says:
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    I know the title is Rudy. Well done sir, one of my fav bands.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he turned me onto them, I like them too

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      DBT and Razzball are two of my favorite things. Get to see them live in Pittsburgh in a few weeks. DBT that is, not Grey and Rudy.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cause no one invited us!

  8. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Great the reverse jinx! Hoskins goin’ off starting tonight, party like it’s 2017 again.

    Buy Kyle, mother Tucker!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hope so on Hoskins but oy

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Hahaha. I usually check to make sure I’m not asking a question that’s already been asked. Now I need to start checking that I’m not repeating jokes.!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That doesn’t matter here!

          • Jesse Librot says:
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            I just checked so I won’t repost the same thing haha… noone better or any decent on my waiver wire so I’ll just say Thanks Grey! and hope the reverse jinx takes hold! (Maybe ‘Stros play Tucker at 1B and he can get eligibility, but doubt it).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, thanks!

  9. Dude at Dudes says:
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    Do you like Diaz better than Estevez for Colorado closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve only heard Diaz as potential, so I guess

  10. Frank says:
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    ROS – drop Soler for Solak? I know Soler has a lot of HRs but he’s a bench player for me and he hasn’t really done anything for quite some time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  11. Keeks says:
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    1- better IL stash for playoffs, Gallo or Dahl?

    2- Drop one for Tucker stash: Amed, Yaz, Wilmer Flores

    3- Thanks! Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

      Wilmer

      3. You too, Keeks!

  12. Lubes says:
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    Looks like Mondesi’s back next week- who’s my drop- Franmil, Renfroe, or (that was over quick) Tauchmann? Or drop two of them for Tucker? I have 5 adds left for the season. I’m tied for 3rd right now, every category except OBP is close. It’s a 6 player keeper (right now, I’d keep Acuna, machado, mondesi, alonso, hoskins?, benintendi?).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe and Tauch

      • Lubes says:
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        Which to drop first (since I don’t have to drop the other until Mondesi actually activated).
        And what happened to Renfroe? I thought the regular starts w/ Franmil getting traded would help but…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Renfroe’s still got Myers, Margot to deal with… Can lose him

  13. sportivetricks says:
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    Oh hells yeah! You called “sell” on Hoskins? That’s just what he needs to break out of this six week funk.

    In other news, would you rather run with Kyle Seager or Willie Calhoun in a UTIL spot? I’m leaning slightly big Willie Style since my power numbers are good.

    LurveYas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willie’s so sexy, lurvey

  14. Jason says:
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    Drop Hoskins for Tucker in a 10 team h2h redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  15. Herr Drumpf says:
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    Whom to drop: Robles, Kennedy, Bradley or Jimenez??

    Whom to pickup: Dustin May or Civale??

    Whom to pickup: Maeda or Heaney??

    Thanks, have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles

      Civale

      Heaney

      You too!

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        Hi Grey!

        I’m looking at my playoffs starting next week, 8/26. Two-week H2H semi-finals, 5×5, QS instead of Wins. Max 7 SPs.

        Drop candidates:
        Gallen v LAD $0.9 and v SF -$0.1.
        E. Rodriguez @COL -$4.9, v MIN (not on SON yet)

        Add candidates:
        Civale @ DET $8.5 v CHW
        Dustin May (announced will start 8/26 @ SD)
        Dinelson Lamet @SF 9.1, @ ARI

        Would you drop both for two of the adds? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop both for Civale and Lamet

  16. Alps says:
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    Who is the guy in the minors that you would stash for next year and possibly this year. Lux is already gone.
    I am talking hitter. Can you give me your top 2
    I assume Tucker is one but maybe not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, Robert

      • Alps says:
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        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  17. Cohen says:
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    Solak or Chris Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solak

  18. Harrison Bader or Adam Duval?
    Tommy Edman or Ian Happ?
    Would you take a flyer on Logan Webb until Julio Urias gets back from his suspension?
    In an NL 4×4
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader… Edman… Yes on Webb

  19. Dodger Blues says:
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    The nationals are winning the WS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spoiler alert!

  20. Slowmez says:
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    Ok, about to make a playoff run and need to realistically assess who’s gonna help me. Drop Krush or Hoskins for Tucker, Pillar or anyone else in this Buy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Krush for Pillar unless you can stash

  21. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Sounds like you’ve come around and now want to dump Hoskins. I’ve wanted to but haven’t yet pulled the trigger. 14-team league. Please rank: Hoskins; McMahon; Calhoun.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun, McMahon

  22. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    In a POINTS league with no more than 12 starts per week, Yarbrough (the pitcher after the opener) was great since his appearances didn’t cost me a start. But TB is now starting him — so his value is reduced. Please rank: Yarbrough; Minor; Reynauldo Lopez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Should I conclude that Yarbrough is a legitimate roster guy and Minor/Lopez are streamers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lopez is streamer, I’d own Yarbrough and Minor

  23. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    Spent approximately 24 hours in LA during my west coast trip and somehow broke my hand! Wish it was a cooler story like skateboarding in Santa Monica or something but I just tripped, tried to catch myself, and felt a pop. Not great! I think I’m officially washed up now.

    So in one of my leagues, I’ve won back to back titles thanks to you, Rudy, and the SoN/Tron tools. Currently in a tie situation in the semi finals with both of us posting sub 2 ERAs. I know SoN likes Paddack and VV tonight and saw you were starting them earlier. Hoping for the best from these guys tonight but thanks for all your help this season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, pizza, that sucks… you should be wrapping your hand in slices of Sicilian… that’s awesome! Hoping for best from them too!

  24. Max says:
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    Stream one

    Brett Anderson vs SF
    Bundy vs TB
    Burke @ CWS
    Elieser vs PHI
    ReyLo vs Tex
    Wacha vs Col

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  25. Gotime says:
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    Sanchez?! You trusting ASanchez next week vs Marlins or stick with Lucchesi @ SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stick with Lucchesi

  26. Wax says:
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    Are you starting Wheeler tomorrow vs Atl in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  27. David says:
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    Please rank these 3 MI in a keeper league: Hiura, Mondesi, Story. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story, Mondesi

  28. Trader says:
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    Random thoughts as we wait for 5pm….

    1. Turner not stealing bags tied to his tendencies to not reach base to lead off the game? He is much better later in the game when well ahead or well behind limiting steals.

    2. When Laureano gets back, it will be interesting to see how his return effects Piscotty, Grossman playing time. You see a rotation coming hurting Piscotty’s value?

    3. A team owner struggling to hit traded Max, Sale and Bauer about three weeks ago. Clairvoyant?

    4. Is Avisail going to be an everyday guy in a week or so? Or more platoonitis by the overmanager!

    5. Think The Giants regret getting hot right before the trade deadline?

    6. Will The Dodgers have the worst bullpen in the playoffs?

    7. Why do I always draw the tenth pick in our 12 team football draft? Julio Jones again? Ugh.

    Ok back to fake working now. Happy weekend’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Perhaps, I don’t know… All I know is he’s not running

      2. I’d guess so, yeah

      3. Wow, nice trades!

      4. I’d guess he plays almost every day

      5. Prolly, but they didn’t have much to sell… Just Smith and Bum

      6. Baez has been okay, and Maeda or Hill could be in pen (or both)

      7. Ha

      You too!

  29. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    I dropped Ray to add Mondesi earlier in the week and I’m probably going to miss out on owning him again since he has a start scheduled for Sunday now :/

    Debated on waiting to use my last pickup until Saturday, instead of picking up Lamet yesterday… double :/

    At least Mondesi > Ray tho right? hopefully? ha…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully, ha

  30. royce! says:
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    Just dropped Zach Plesac for Zach Eflin, whom I will start tomorrow along with Zac Gallen. This is what passes for excitement in the RCL where I’ve been floating around 68 points and 6th place for the last couple of months…well, that and when one of my players goes on the IR on the same day that another comes off the IR. Pure serendipity.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid theme… be nice if you could work in Greinke

      • royce! says:
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        It certainly would! Maybe I can get his owner to drop him just for the sake of Project Zach

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems worth it for science

  31. FantasyLand says:
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    Hey Grey, good afternoon.

    What are your thoughts about Dustin May for next year? Is he worth as a keeper over Lance Lynn?

    Also, do you like the super mercado more than laureano for 2020?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the idea of May over Lynn… I like Laureano better

  32. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. would you start either of these 2 starters next week or look elsewhere?

    plutko – @ det, @ tb
    montgomery – vs oak, vs bal

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both, but Plutko is risky

  33. Curious George says:
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    Dahl or tucker ROS?

    • Curious George says:
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      Or laureano?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Really depends on who is back first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

      • Curious George says:
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        Was gonna drop Austin Nola to stash one. You got a favorite? Or would you rather own Mejia and roll with jd Davis and Aj pollock in the OF?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d stash Tucker

  34. Gu says:
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    Are you starting Allard @ CWS tomorrow in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  35. Gotime says:
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    Ok so May @ SD Lucceshi @ SF or Montgomery vs Oak vs Bal who we got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Montgomery, I guess

  36. Crazy J says:
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    VV vs MIA … how bad could it possibly be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know… Look at the box score… That’s how bad

  37. The Great Knoche says:
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    Time to shut Paddack down for year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, so done

  38. Fl says:
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    I have these guys going this weekend (H2H points)

    Luchessi vs BOS
    Wheeler vs ATL
    Gallen @ Mil
    Allard @ CWS
    Hudson vs Col

    I’m down by 30 points right now, and I need a win this week to keep my playoff hopes alive. Based on these matchups, is there anyone you would sit/cut to try and win this week? I only have one waiver acquisition left, so if I use it to stream another guy, would you use it in place of Allard, or stream a guy going Sunday in order to maximize potential points?

    Stream one in place of Allard tomorrow

    Wood @ PIT
    Means vs TB
    Eflin @ MIA
    Nova vs TEX

    OR

    Start Allard and then stream Anderson vs SF on Sunday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allard then Anderson

  39. JC says:
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    Your BOT is completely broken. ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened?

  40. hal_incandenza says:
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    I posted this where you were previously asked about Civale and May, also posting on its own here.

    Hi Grey!

    I’m looking at my playoffs starting next week, 8/26. Two-week H2H semi-finals, 5×5, QS instead of Wins. Max 7 SPs.

    Drop candidates:
    Gallen v LAD $0.9 and v SF -$0.1.
    E. Rodriguez @COL -$4.9, v MIN (not on SON yet)

    Add candidates:
    Civale @ DET $8.5 v CHW
    Dustin May (announced will start 8/26 @ SD)
    Dinelson Lamet @SF 9.1, @ ARI

    Would you drop both for two of the adds? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop both for Civale and Lamet

  41. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Dickerson or Pence ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  42. alexandro garcia says:
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    Your Melancon and Calhoun blurbs were hilarious!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  43. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Totally agreed on that sell. Love Rhys, but honestly think I’d prefer a guy like Voit over him next year…everyone’s got power now, so that difference in AVG is pretty important it seems.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed

  44. Matt says:
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    Ramon Laureano was having a breakout season before his injury with a 30/20 season being a real possibility. He could be back at some point in the next week. Who is the better pick up ROS, Laureano or Tucker? If I’m stashing one at the expense of McMahon or Danny Santana, who are you picking up and you are you dropping?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really depends on who’s ready to go 1st… Laureano over McMahon

  45. KrazyIvan says:
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    Got to bench two…which ones?

    Conforto vs Atl (Fried)
    McMahon vs StL (Hudson)
    Canha vs SF (Bumgarner)
    Taylor vs NY (Sabathia)
    Arraez vs Det (new ace of the Tigers staff….Edwin Jackson)

    The second Sano homer is the more mentioned one since it was third deck, but the first was a better hit ball imo. 110mph exit that got out in 4 seconds that sent people spilling out of their seats in left. His swing looks so fluid right now for a big guy, I’ve got to believe some off his gains are due to playing with Cruz and seeing how is done right.

    Have a good weekend,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice on Edwin… Agreed on Sano… Canha, McMahon

  46. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Cut one (ROS) – Minor; Yarbrough; Miley; Minor; or Wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miley

  47. Wax says:
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    Are u starting Gonsolin vs the Yanks today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  48. Trader says:
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    Looking ahead to the first week in September.

    1. Is Voit an everyday player once he chips the rust off ?
    2. Kole or Renato? Or close enough to just go off matchups?
    3. Keeping Paddack and Lucchesi due to projected matchups (Rockies at home) but worried about the former. Seems to have hit the August wall. Hold or drop for Lamet, Dakota, or Houser?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d guess so

      2. Matchups

      3. Can drop Paddack — Lamet

  49. Alex says:
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    It’s almost playoff time and I’m looking at a first round bye in two weeks. But once again, I’ve found myself with limited $$ to bid on players, only $17.

    1. Drop Odor for Berti now or wait and see whats happening in two weeks?

    2. When it’s time to activate Mondesi, who’s the drop between Mercado, JD Davis, and Urshela? I’m thinking Mercado.

    3. Here are my SP: Giolito, Paxton, Berrios, Boyd, Paddack, Lucchessi, Luzardo. Would you go ahead and drop Paddack for Heaney, or wait and see what’s happening with streamers in two weeks?

    4. Tucker over JD Davis, Urshela, or Benintendi?

    5. I owned Voit all year until his injury. If he comes back and hits within first few games, you like him over Rhys?

    Thanks for all the work and helpful advice this year! Thanks for fielding my questions, even the obvious ones!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Go with Berti

      2. Mercado

      3. Yes

      4. Urshela when he’s up

      5. Yes

      No problem

  50. Wills says:
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    I own these guys

    Eloy
    JD Davis
    Didi
    Marwin
    Dannys Antana

    Would you drop anyone for the following (h2h points)

    Yaz
    B Reynolds
    Taylor
    Upton
    Piscotty
    Schwarbs
    Pence
    Ahmed
    McMahon (at home next week)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin for McMahon at home

  51. Justin Ralph says:
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    I can’t own Franmil for anything productive. He’s facing KC and DET but I don’t know that I can handle it. Drop him for Calhoun, Pillar, Bryan Reynolds, Berti, JBJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willie

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  52. Justin Ralph says:
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    Drop Segura to stash Tucker? They keep batting him 4th and 5th in hitters parks in a good lineup and nothing happens. Damn Phillies and my $100 bet on them to win the WS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I hear ya… I think Segura is droppable

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Ok. Tell Cougs thanks for allowing you to answer our questions on a Saturday morning!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, will do!

  53. hondo says:
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    How do you see Tucker getting PT?From ReddicK?

    Think Willie keeps his job when Mazara gets back from the oblique?

    Voit(when back) or Sano? Looking for power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Tucker will play over Reddick on some days, other days people will get rest…

      Mazara won’t be back for a while

      I’d just go Sano

  54. Ugh says:
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    Is the streamonator not working a sign that I should avoid all streams this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it not working?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Works for me

  55. hondo says:
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    Cool,thanks.

    Somebody needs to make a GIF of Eatons F-Bombs.The Pittsburgh broadcast really caught a loud one Thursday.
    Eaton-“Fuck me!”
    One announcer ~”And Adam Eaton pops up”
    Other announcer- “And he doesn’t seem too happy about it”.
    He just had plain vanilla one worder yesterday.Guy is a blast to watch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hadn’t seen that…

      • hondo says:
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        Actually it was a groundout in the 9th at 3hr 10 minutes on the Pittsburgh broadcast.
        The broadcasters play it off like Uecker.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice!

  56. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Welp, I’m doing it. I’m streaming Kyle Gibson. That matchup with the Tigers and Edwin Jackson is just too enticing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, so am I KILL ME NOW

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Ugh, this is the exact start I say I’m not going to watch at all, then I turn it on in the 3rd inning only to see he’s given up 4 runs already with Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, and Jacoby Jones leading the charge.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, why did we do it to ourselves..:WHY

  57. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Playoffs start 2-Sep (another full week) and I have clinched my ticket. I also have a free roster spot (for who will be perceived as best 2 SPs subsequent to 2-Sep). Your guess?:
    – May; Houser; Lamet; Matz; and Hudson

    I’m willing to sit guys out if a particular issue (e.g., Matz on road).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamet, but I’d look at matchups and could change

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        I have one move left and I know I’m cutting Gallen for an SP. In my mind, they’re close but but just wondered if you had a clear “winner” (I’m leaning towards Houser).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, they’re close, I almost said Houser so go with him if you want

  58. Dodger Blues says:
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    Somebody needs to tell Soto that his nickname is Sexy Dr Pepper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doesn’t know

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ?

      • Dodger Blues says:
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        The nats are winning the ws. Watch Greg Holland get big outs for them in the post season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Greg Holland is Dutch for guaranteed

  59. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey which side in a keeper?

    Springer and Berrios or Rosario and Paddock?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Thanks

        Another one I give a first rounder, Heaney and Marquez and get Albies and a 5th rounder next year

        15 team keep 11

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Albies side

  60. J-Bird says:
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    did you mean Jame Gumb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did I spell it wrong? Shoot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops, fixed

  61. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Gibson getting murdered on balls in play. And his defense is unable to execute a simple rundown that costs him a run that should not be earned.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      Oh, and of course the worst starting pitcher in baseball is completely flustering the Twins offense.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Of course!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know, can’t even with my luck

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Tell me about it. On one team here is my SP line from the past 2 nights:

        15 1/3
        25 ks
        3 bb
        30 hits
        18 ER

        I would love to know how a 25/3 k/bb ratio in 15 1/3 innings amounts to 18 earned runs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, I’m there with you… I lucked into Dakota Hudson, but Gibson, Wheeler, Paddack, I mean, woof

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            exactly

          • Crazy J says:
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            Speaking of “woof”, don’t forget Trevor BOWer.

  62. krazyivan says:
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    Man, the Twins defense and pitching sucks. They have no chance of advancing in the postseason. Such a waste because it would be great to see how that lineup played in a WS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They don’t have the pitching, unfortunately…you’re right

  63. James Bolger says:
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    Jose Ramirez just left game with an injury. In the event I need to replace him at 2B, who do you like ROS among :
    *F Galvis
    *L Gurriel Jr
    *Jon Berti
    *Kiki Hernandez
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berti

  64. Con says:
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    Bucholz @ Sea or Anderson vs SF tomorrow?

    • Con says:
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      Or Burke @ CWS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  65. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Dakota Hudson has really been good his past few starts and yet he is largely still availble. I know some commentators note how he feasts on the bad teams, but that means he’s effective since there’s a lot of bad teams. How dumb would it be to drop Marquez for Hudson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not dumb at all… I grabbed Dakota today

  66. Bax says:
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    So that Allard start, was it just due to the matchup, or is this a positive sign? I ask because I was going to drop him to stream other guys, but he has Seattle at home next week. Right now it’s between dropping him or Marquez, who has Bos at home next week. I know it sounds crazy, but this close to the playoffs I need guys I can feel somewhat confident in starting each week, and sadly Marquez isn’t that based on the home park. All this in H2H points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good matchup, I wouldn’t trust him, but home at SEA is great, so I could see holding Allard

      • Bax says:
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        That being said, would you cut Marquez to stream someone? I need a starter for tomorrow. Right now it’s between Burke @ CWS or Bundy vs TB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Those aren’t great streams

          • Bax says:
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            How about ReyLo vs Tex?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh

  67. Dodger Blues says:
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    5 innings 4 runs for lamet. I called that exactly. Spooky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  68. The Great Knoche says:
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    Did i miss DanPants

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he had a vacation or something

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Isn’t writing about fantasy baseball a vacation everyday?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, tis true

  69. The Perfect Game says:
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    Hand or Jansen ROS? Saw in one of your recaps mention Jansen won’t work more than once per series???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen won’t work more than once per series, according to the Dodgers

      • The Perfect Game says:
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        So you would prefer Hand instead of Jansen it n spite of his recent struggles…though he did pick up 2 saves in row the last couple days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hand should at least pitch twice in a series

          • The Perfect Game says:
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            Ok…I’ll drop Jansen and grab Hand. He was dropped the other day and available.

            My closers would be Hand, Rogers and Pagan. Good?

            • The Perfect Game says:
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              I’m tied for 2nd in Dave’s with a guy who has Kimbrel, Vazquez and Osuna. The guy ahead of us has 7 more saves and has Chapman, Colome and Hader.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You have a Dave’s category?

                • The Perfect Game says:
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                  Ha…typo. Saves category.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds good

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Still think it’s okay to drop Jansen

  70. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    H2H OBP league…playoffs start in a week, better DL stash….Haniger or Encarnacion?

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      Add Doolittle to the list as well. Current closers are Smith, Robles, Rogers, and Leclerc.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Doolittle last

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  71. William Hung says:
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    Castellanos or Benintendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

      • William Hung says:
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        Dropping Benintendi really hurts, hopefully Castellanos continues this surge with the Cubs and leads me to a title

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But what if he does

  72. Mr Baseball says:
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    E. Rosario Min – LF FOR M. Kepler Min – CF,RF Keeper League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  73. Pop be gone says:
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    In a h2h that allows daily changes do you prefer your last bench spot to be an extra bat or a 3rd closer? All other bench slots are SP. thanks for taking time out of your day off for me !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench bat if no day-of changes

  74. Watts says:
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    It’s crunch time. Would you drop Wheeler (@Phi) for one of the following in a points league?

    Folty @ Tor
    Keller vs Oak, vs Bal
    Sheffield vs NYY
    Means @ KC
    May @ SD, maybe @ ARI

    • Watts says:
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      If you’d keep Wheeler, who is still your favorite stream out of this group?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keller

      • Watts says:
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        You dropping Wheeler for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thought you said you had room to stream… Hate to drop Wheeler

  75. Cold says:
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    Choose one in a points league

    B Reynolds
    Taylor
    Marwin
    Yaz
    Ahmed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yaz

  76. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Happy Sunday Grey.

    I just found out that I just lost Jose Ramirez to the IL,. and i need a replacement. Since, i dont see a bat worth picking up, I will grab an arm. Which of these pitchers should I pick up:

    Brock Burke TEX (goes today at CWS)
    Fedde WAS
    Plutko CLE (Goes Tuesday at DET)
    Bailey OAK (Goes Monday at KC)

    Who should i get?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plutko

  77. Russ says:
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    Hey there Grey,
    12 Team H2H Categories
    Looking to make the final spot for playoffs in the final week.
    1. Would you drop Tauchman for VanMeter?
    Tachman: 3 @ SEA, 3 vs OAK
    VanMeter: 4 @ MIA, 4 @ STL

    2. Go with Tapia or Desmond this week at Coors?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Tapia

  78. Bronx says:
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    Choose one for runs in roto

    Yaz
    JD Davis
    Willie Calhoun

    • Sandman says:
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      Hey Grey,

      Great write up. Crazy question …

      Tom Murphy or Grandal? Or hold?

      I’m in a 10 team redraft, h2h, standard 5×5 category league. The final week of the regular season is next week and I’ve locked first place. I’ll be getting a bye the first week of the playoffs – and then I’ll have the semi finals and hopefully the championship. Would you make the move to drop Grandal? What are your thoughts on Kevin Pillar? I have him at utility and can also drop him for Murphy, and roll with 2 catchers. Thanks!

      • Sandman says:
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        Didn’t mean to reply under Bronx- please don’t skip his question ! :)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Grandal — nah, I’d hold him… Pillar’s been hot, forget 2 catchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  79. Trader says:
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    I am confused by the bot’s analysis on Houser. Seems to be treating him as a RP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure but I’m starting him

  80. KrazyIvan says:
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    Good lord, I just checked the Tigers starting lineup against the Twins today because my opponent is streaming Martin Perez. That might be the worst lineup card created in the modern era.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hope so bc I’m starting Perez

      • KrazyIvan says:
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        It’s cool though- I always wanted to see how one of those scab teams would have looked for opening day in 1995. Now I get the chance.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  81. The Other JC says:
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    Keuchel single-handedly knocked me out of the playoffs. I had Matz. KeuchelPitched two gems this week. Miami had a ton of traffic early and could not get the big hit which could have turned that game around and caused a drop. Fine line.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

      • The Other JC says:
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        Yep. That’s baseball. This year guys like Keuchel, Roark, S Gray showing guys how to pitch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

  82. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey quick follow up from earlier today.
    Idk how I missed it but Tapia is already gone.
    So what do you think, hold Tauchman who seems to be getting benched more often or:
    Desmond: all 7 at home but prob won’t play every game
    Freddy Galvis: 8 games all on the road but will probably start most if not all.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  83. Wax says:
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    May @ SD, and maybe @ Ari or Allard vs Sea in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allard

  84. William Hung says:
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    It’s been tight at times, but it looks like I’ll secure a top 2 seed heading into the playoffs – so my next meaningful game will be in 3 weeks… next week will be me just holding to hopefully not get beat 14-0 and the week after that will be a BYE.

    Overall another successful year with the Razzball rankings and guidance – Travis Shaw and to a lesser extent, Benintendi, notwithstanding

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice! Congrats, now let’s get you that win!

  85. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    20 teamer roto dynasty. gotta drop somebody for mcneil, back. drury/osuna/dixon one of those: (i might get lucky and kiermaier gets DL’d)
    C barnhart (1B)
    1B rhysus (LF)
    2B ketel one (SS/CF)
    SS story
    3B mostsuckass (2B)
    IF semien
    LF drury (1B-3B, LF/RF)
    CF kiermaier
    RF osuna (1B/3B)
    OF harper (CF/RF)
    util (1) cruz
    BN: otani (hitter only), dixon (1B/LF/RF)
    DL: mcneil (2-3B/LF/RF), quinn (CF), laureano (CF), o’neill (LF/RF)

    2. more mcneil activating, somebody to be dropped. 10 team h2h NL only, OBP over AVG, total bases added.
    C molina
    1B freeman
    2B wong (maybe i get lucky and he’s DL’d)
    SS NEWMAN! (2B)
    3B edman (2B/SS/OF)
    MI berti (2B/3B/SS/OF)
    CI rhysus (1B/OF)
    OF (4) harper, conforto, fatt adams (1B), dyson
    util (1) kike (1B/SS/2B/OF)
    BN bader
    DL: mcneil, bruce,
    NA (1) lux
    OF (4) harper, conforto,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Osuna

      2. Wong, though if he’s DL’d then nice

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        1. Though, I wanted to say Drury, so if you prefer him

  86. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re doing well! Playoffs are upon us… in my league I have one more reg season week then a BYE week.

    10 team h2h , standard 5×5 league

    Houser is available…

    Do you add houser for any of the following or hold?
    -Civale
    -matz
    -Caleb Smith (slumping lately and may get shut down?)
    -lucchesi

    Thanks !

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