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The Giants are Mr. Magoo of the MLB. They’re unknowingly walking up a scaffolding and everyone watching on is expecting them to fall, grimacing at starting Wilmer Flores, screaming, “Be careful if you’re going to start Alex Dickerson.” Mr. Magoo’s Giants can’t keep balancing on the precipice without falling, can they? Yet, the Mr. Magoo Giants just keep winning. At top of their improbable lineup sits, LaMonte Wade Jr. aka LMW aka Lavarian Motor Works. LaMonte Wade Jr. sounds like Sanford & Son’s, uh, son, and, like everyone else on the Giants team, he’s Mr. Magoo’ing his way to incredible value. Lavarian Motor Works has been one of the hottest hitters in the last week on the 7-Day Player Rater. How improbable has it been? LaMonte has more homers this year in the majors than he had in any combined year in the minors, and he’s been in the minors since 2015! Yeah, this is pretty improbable, and he has some serious splits where he sits, but that’s no reason not to grab him. Vroom vroom, it’s time to roll out the latest Lavarian Motor Works on your teams. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Daulton Varsho – Hasn’t just been good for a catcher, he’s been good for any position. Wack-a-mole pops up, “Fo sho?” Slams down rubber mallet,”Varsho!”

Luis Torrens – Took a week or two off from recommending Torrens, because Garver and Raleigh were interesting, but Torrens never stopped being interesting. What’s more interesting is the Mariners are winning with two catchers in their lineup. Possibly not the most interesting thing…*looks up, waits, nothing* Ugh, I was told the world record for using “interesting” in a “non-interesting” manner was four times in three sentences, but the ceiling balloons didn’t fall! What gives?

Lewin Diaz – You have to know your blindspots. My blindspot is liking Lewin Diaz more than is deserved. Dot dot dot. But he has big-time power!

Ji-Man Choi – After he homered yesterday, I decided to add the Ji-Man, don’t make a federal case of it!

Cesar Hernandez – Was shocked to see Cesar under 50% rostered. He’s out-performing Giancarlo Stanton in power, and, for the price, it’s not even close.

Rodolfo Castro – With Adam Frazier out of Pittsburgh, the Pirates are building a new kind of booty-seeking ship. One that isn’t buoyant on boringness. Castro is not boring. He might just be the most exciting rookie ever if he only homers.

Brendan Rodgers – The Rockies are unloading players as they rebuild, which is why they recalled Rio Ruiz. I’m laughing at how bad the Rockies organization is run. Never the hoo! Rodgers has been hot.

Thairo EstradaThough nothing, will keep Estrada and me together. He could steal bags and hit for average, just for one day. We can be Thairo’s, for just one day. What’d you say?

Kyle Farmer – “What the hell are you doing? We’re going out to dinner!” That’s your wife when she sees you dressed in overalls, after you tell her you’re a farmer for hot schmotatoes.

Dylan Moore – Was about to drop some crazy knowledge on your head about how well Moore is doing on the Player Rater, but he’s barely a top 300 overall player, and I’m not sure why I am rostering him or talking about him. This is me coming to a realization in real time. Now for denial:  He’s got speed and power!

J.D. Davis – Just gave you my J.D. Davis fantasy. It had bloody-looking hands that were actually from sloppily eating a strawberry.

Brian Anderson – Usually he’s B.A. Brokeass, but I pity the fool who can’t recognize a hot bat.

Patrick Wisdom – Would ya believe he’s been almost twice as valuable as Kris Bryant in the last month? Would ya believe…You should, “Get Wisdom.”

Abraham Toro – Because his first name is Abe, and you can take his Toro last name and nickname him Fish, I’m going to start calling him Vigoda.

Jack Mayfield – “At New Mexico State, Jack Mayfield will teach you everything he knows about the no-look defense.” That’s Jack Mayfield talking in third person on a recruiting visit with the 1275th best college basketball prospect in Saskatchewan. Also, he’s been playing for the injured Rendon, and hitting better than him on the year.

Harrison Bader – I wanna send him an autograph request. Not because I collect autographs, but just so I can address it to Master Bader. Why am I so juvenile? Meh, an answer for another day, perhaps. Bader has been one of the hottest bats in the majors.

Brandon Marsh – Just gave you my Brandon Marsh fantasy. It has all the makings of a great post, until the dozens of typos.

Brent Rooker – Who played Rooker on TV? Was it Shatner or Heather Locklear? I always confuse them. Wait, don’t tell me, I can guess if you tell me if it was Shatner who played Amanda on Melrose Place.

Tylor Megill – As with the rest of of this post, this is subject to change if someone is traded. With that said, this is a Streamonator call like the call it makes to its neighborhood Chinese restaurant.

Steven Matz – This is also a Streamonator call. “I got a fortune that says, ‘True friends share joy with each other,’ and the woman at your front desk’s name is ‘Joy’ so I was wondering–Hello? I think I was disconnected.”

Anthony Bender – The Marlins’ closer could also be Dylan Floro, who sounds like everyone’s high school principal. Bender’s Futurama and Dylan’s Floro. Clearly! I’d only speculate on Bender, for what it’s Cronenworth.

Kyle Finnegan – Is there any truth to the rumor that Kyle Finnegan owns a bar in your area? Yes, that’s prolly true. When someone says, “Kyle Finnegan really sets the bar high,” it’s to keep the glasses from getting handled too much. Also, Tanner Rainey is there for possible Washington saves.

Alex Colome – Due to Taylor Rogers’s injury, you couldn’t pass ol’ Robles, unless you love Merlot and hate yourself. Well, you Marwin some, but you lost that one. Wanna lose another? Alex Colome is the speculative closer, which is great if you’re desperate.

Rex Brothers – With Kimbrel going to the White Sox, the Cubs will turn to a guy who sounds like what Cubs fans will be saying at the end of games, “Oh, Brothers.”

Paul Sewald – Might be the best “new” closer at the deadline or not, depending on Diego Castillo’s role. Sewald is worth grabbing either way. Sewald’s K/9 is 15+ and his FIP is ~1.75 and now I will make a weird face, that you’ll confuse with me orgasming, but I’ll insist I am not, then I won’t be able to stand up for five minutes and you’ll once again think something weird is happening that is hidden by my desk.

SELL

Corey Seager – The Dodgers are the greatest team since the 1927 Yankees. When Justin Turner shaves his beard, it will be donated to the Hall of Fame and hung next to Goose Gossage’s mustache, Rollie Fingers’ mustache, Eck’s mustache, Mattingly’s mustache, Rod Beck’s mustache–Okay, Cooperstown has a facial hair wing. The problem with supposedly great teams is they have a lot of options. Chris Taylor is just going to get benched? Treat Urner? Haha, please stop, your jokes are too hilarious. Corey Seager is returning today, and might have a great week while Urner recovers from Covid, but that’s just a chance for you to sell off Seager before he gets rested three times a week. I wouldn’t trade Seager for a fencing match with Indiana Jones, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

  1. Bob says:
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    If you had pitchers that were struggling would you trade maninci and meansor bassitt or Gausman for Rodon and use Soler as a back up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, Means and Bassitt for Rodon, yes

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not Gausman

        • Bob says:
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          Thanks! 3 for 1 or Mancini and means or bassitt?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Either or…Means or Bassitt is better obviously

            • Bob says:
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              Thanks! Going for four in a row after reading Razzball!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Nice!

  2. James says:
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    Grey!

    Thanks for the post! Picked up wisdom !

    Would you trade Gausman and sonny gray for Desclafani and raisel Iglesias/kopech? Got Rodon, Eovaldi, Sandoval , Carrasco, Cobb in a 12 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would if I needed saves

      • James says:
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        Thanks! Yeah I have will smith and Barnes in a SAV+Holds league but not sure it’s worth it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t seem it

  3. Simsbad says:
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    So on Reddit the other day a user showed excitement when he assumed the Mariners were sellers and exclaimed how happy he was because this surely meant Merrifield wasn’t going to an “absolutely horrific offense”. To me which is ironic since Merrifield already plays for a horrific offense. He also defended his claim about Mariners poor offense with their Average Run Per Game (which as since now increased to 4.20 and passed the Royals 4.19).

    My point here, sir, is that my strongest defense against this negative thinking about Merrifield’s value if sent packing to the Mariners is trumped by the current 36th overall fantasy player, Mitch Haniger. Haniger is also 10th overall in Runs Scored (which is tied with Cronenworth and only 9 runs behind league leader, Tatis Jr.)

    • Simsbad says:
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      And one would only assume Mariners offense would increase ever so much with the addition of Merrifield, hence the reason they would trade for him to begin with. Merrifield isn’t on my fantasy team, I just think it’s a weird POV to have that his value decreases if shipped off to the Mariners.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not just Mariners, but any team — I’m saying Merrifield is considered a target for a contender but that’s in real baseball — he’s not suddenly better with a trade, he’s exactly who he is on a new team, if he’s traded, which is up in the air at this point

    • Zeus says:
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      Your first mistake was going on Reddit.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • Zeus says:
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          Reddit baseball is like the 90s WFAN aired without call screeners mixed with a healthy dose of current day virtue signaling.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  4. Bill says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Would you trade Gausman and Sonny gray for desclafani and taillon? Spooked by Sonny and feel like Taillon would be a great upgrade. it is a 12 team 6×6 league. Just traded Means and Bassitt for Rodon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Liam BAve says:
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        Thanks! He offered price in addition to tail and descla but still think I’ll say no

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • Liam BAve says:
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            Now Brad Keller instead of price. Can’t shake this guy lol Thanks for the help. Hope you enjoy the weekend.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, No problem

  5. William Hung says:
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    First

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      20th!

      • William Hung says:
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        That’s so weird – I didn’t see any comments when I first commented

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re Patreon comments that move over

          • William Hung says:
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            slick move to sell me on being a patreon supporter

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  6. aardvark says:
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    Think Adam Duval is an everyday player on the braves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      100%

      • aardvark says:
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        Excellent. Would you recommend selling Luis Garcia? Innings limit the reason being

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • aardvark says:
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            Would you try Garcia and Duval for verdugo?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

            • ray says:
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              I just dealt Garcia and Duval for Judge a couple of days ago.

  7. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Kimbrel to CWS. WTF are the South Sieres thinking?

    Baez to Mets

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez to Mets!

  8. Jimmy says:
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    Just traded Houston’s Luis Garcia- Weathers – and Duran for Yu- and Jackson Kowart… I own Mullins…Edman and Kyle Lewis 18 team 5×5 dynasty…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, big deal, nice

  9. stevie says:
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    Still waiting on Dick-Rod, Iglesias, Robles and other closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re all about to move

  10. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Happy Sunny Friday (in MA) Grey,
    Excellent read yet again.

    So would you do C. Hernandez over either McMahon in a Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds or Schoop in a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League.

    As usual, your assistance is much appreciated.

    Thanks and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yes on Cesar over Schoop

      You too!

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        So not over McMahon as well? Ok if so.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, not for OPS

  11. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Finally! Saskatchewan basketball is noticed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hit the big time!

  12. Ben W says:
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    Who would you rather have in a 14 team dynasty/keeper league:
    Jo Adell vs Jarred Kelenic

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelenic

  13. phil says:
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    is it time to give up on Taijuan Walker? Looking to drop him LaMonte Wade or Josh Lowe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Wade

  14. Licketty Splits says:
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    next BLOCKBUSTER …Gant for Happ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WOW

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        ha

  15. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – would you swap a $17 Bellinger keeper for a Rizzo + Sewald rental? H2H keeper, OBP OPS. Looking to make a run for the title!

    If I shipped Bellinger, my keeper options would be (keep 5 only):
    Soto ($14)
    Story ($19)
    Yordan ($11)
    Trea ($45)
    Rodon, Riley, Walsh, Adolis (all $5 each to keep)
    Altuve ($17)
    Urias ($11)
    Sale ($9)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  16. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Also, this is so Rockies for there to be basically no Story rumors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Rockies are the dumbest franchise in sports

      • lindorphins says:
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        All these trades and high prospects dealt and it’s just Colorado left holding their hat. Astonishingly bad job by them.

    • The Harrow says:
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      did you see what they got for arenado. the other teams saw it. you think any of them lined up to give away actual assets to somebody ran that badly. COL probably figured out just how bad that looked and decided to holdout for more while trying to resign. also they’d get a comp pick (probably in and of itself worth more than what they might’ve been offered) at worst even if story refuses it.

  17. david says:
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    Pick up Sewald for Kimbrel or Rogers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Rogers

      • david says:
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        Thanks as always. Much appreciated.

  18. ray says:
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    Looks like Aquino has dudded out…probably a safe drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  19. Eric says:
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    12-team AL only 5×5 roto (SV+1/2HLD)

    Currently a frenzy for spots 1-5. Categories are close with the most ground for me to make up in AVG and W. That being said, I am currently against the cap.

    Would you trade away: Alex Verdugo (A24)

    for: Adolis Garcia (A10), Jose Iglesias (A7)

    I thinking that’s a yes but love me some Duggy also…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It sounds fair if you want to get cheaper — Verdugo is good for AVG tho so not sure on that

      • Eric says:
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        Hoping Iglesias supplements somewhat of the drop in AVG but who wants to depend on that guy…

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. Justin Ralph says:
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    Grey, which of the closers listed here is your favorite add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finnegan looked decent yesterday, Hudson’s gone so yeah

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks. Ranger Suarez can be dropped for him right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  21. Steve says:
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    Wild you preemptively dump Soria for Brothers or Clippard?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brothers

  22. ray says:
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    Grey, Myles Straw moved….add Jose Siri to your BUY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  23. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Bryant to SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Foxman says:
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        I hear it’s for Wade, is he still a buy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like him, but I have no idea yet how he will be used with bryant

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        supposedly Lamonte Wade and Joey Bart going back

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          now its OF Alexander Canario and RHP Caleb Killian going instead of Bart and Wade

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sigh, oh well

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            I will be getting Rizzo tomorrow. Who should I drop:

            Wisdom
            Luke Williams
            or both
            ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Luke

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                then drop wisdom when Bregman returns

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    k thanks

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  24. Will says:
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    The Cubs have just nuked their roster from orbit. Bryant, Rizzo, Baez and Kimbrel all gone in 24 hours.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Will says:
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        Cubs traded away nine players total – Pederson, Chafin, Tepera, Kimbrel, Bryant, Baez, Rizzo, Marisnick, Williams

        That’s not a tear down that’s napalm and nukes on Waveland Ave.

  25. scoboticus says:
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    Get your Heaney shares, hes leaving LA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, do not get those shares

      • Dingo37 says:
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        Tell that to everywhereblair

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  26. JC says:
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    Need to cut one of these RP. Not worried about now. Focused on playoffs in 5 to 6 weeks.

    N Anderson, Hembree, Ranger, D Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ranger

      • JC says:
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        Thanks! Kennedy factor I presume.
        Would you hold Hembree or drop for Bender, Amir, Brothers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bender

  27. toolshed says:
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    Is estrada a bench bat now with crawford back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be with Bryant

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually, would say yes with Bryant

  28. Huffin Gas says:
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    Am I the only one shocked about the price of acquiring guys in trades this year? The Astros traded Miles Straw for 2.25 years of Phil Maton and his 4.74 career ERA. Wowser.

    • toolshed says:
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      Tor paid up for berrios (Martin and swr). Two really good prospects. The pirates got a bag of crap for Cole and he was better than berrios and had two years of control left before fa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, crazy

  29. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    JA and Lester, Disappointing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, yikes

  30. Russowl says:
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    1. Who’s the best stream today 8 team league

    Logan Gilbert at Texas
    Tony gonsolin at Arizona
    Touki vs ML
    Taillon @mia
    Sandoval vs oak

    2. 8 team league who is the drop for B.Crawford
    Bader, voto , Lauerano, Grisham, Bader I assume

    3. 10 team need to drop 1
    Chapman, Conforto , JD davis , Bader , yaz ,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval, Touki,
      2. Bader
      3. Bader

  31. lindorphins says:
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    Apparently 10 players who were all stars this season were traded. Pretty crazy trade deadline.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Craziness

      • lindorphins says:
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        Lineups for the Cubs Nats game tonight should be fun.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  32. Jason Murray says:
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    Does the loss of Baez, Rizzo, and Bryant hurt Contreras? It seems like it doesn’t help him for sure. Drop Contreras for Garver or Stassi? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  33. Ry says:
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    Rank the priority As a source of saves:
    Bender
    Finnegan
    Barlow
    Seward

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finnegan, Barlow

  34. stevie says:
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    Crazy day, after looking through all my scribbled notes, I’m going to need a new closer. One of my closers has a face, Melancon. The other, Soria, did not. Now I’m looking at the options and if you could give me a few suggestions I’d appreciate it. Which bad closers look the most appealing?

    Every league is different but these are available in mine,
    Bal- Scott, Tate
    TB- Springs, Kittredge
    KC- Holland
    Min- Colome
    Mia- Bender, Floro
    Ari- Clippard
    Tex- Patton
    Chi- Brothers
    Pit- Bednar
    SF- Rogers

    Thank you very much and have a great weekend!

  35. Dancin Homer says:
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    As a Cubs fan my head is absolutely spinning…

    Need to focus on fantasy so I don’t shed some tears.

    DickRod to the Braves… anyone worth grabbing in PIT now?

    I assume Will Smith is still the closer in ATL, not DickRod, right?

    • Dancin Homer says:
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      Is Bednar worth an add or would Pittsburg be more of a “nothing to see here” closer option now?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, he’s worth an add if you need saves

  36. Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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    I think me Cards picked up both Happ AND Lester!! Not sure how we snagged these two from right under the Doyers nose!! What an absolute coup! Similar to the White Supremacists on Jan 6th!!

    • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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      BTW, Ima make sure to where my bulletproof backpack to a friendly tourist gathering!

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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        *wear* not where

  37. Cohen says:
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    Brothers or Kittredge for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brothers

  38. Shitwolf says:
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    man I feel like I have trust issues from my Sp

    Freddy – pitch count
    Rodon – lower velo has the IP caught up?
    Alacantara – not giving a lot of K and ratios have been meh
    Nola – all over the place I hope hes cool now maybe!
    castillo – actually i feel ok about this guy right now… ok i got one!

    it’s almost as if you dont have to draft a top starter or something… could put those pitchers on a team vs my rookie pickups of Gilbert Mclanaman Touss and Megil and I wouldnt know which pitchers would get better results

    how many true pitching studs are there right now? People have cole in the top few but he is just as likely to blow as anyone… pitchers like to blow this year and you never know who will go off any given start… is crazy man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole just blew up the other day, sitting on a 3+ ERA

  39. aardvark says:
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    Is soler a drop now?

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Just gonna ask that – does Soler start for the Braves or play B. Lowe over him?

      • scoboticus says:
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        The Braves had three over the hill OFs. I think he’ll be fine.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Go Lowe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess if your league is shallow

      • aardvark says:
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        Someone just dropped conforto. How would you rank Duval conforto, soler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Conforto, Duvall

  40. Keeks says:
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    Just checked out Maton’s page on baseball savant, really good spin rates and whiff %. Seems to be the Astros metrics they look for bc that’s exactly what Pressley was like when they acquired him a few years ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bit much tho I think

      • Keeks says:
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        Agreed, astros fans I know confused about the move. They could’ve at least gotten a lefty reliever to counter rizzo, schwarber, and gallo going to other AL contenders.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They want to make all games 5-inning games, it’s understandable

          • Keeks says:
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            But then how will Correa hit his 9th inning home runs??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, he still can, in away games

  41. Justin Ralph says:
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    Bednar or Finnegan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bednar

  42. SteveNZ says:
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    The Angels traded Heaney for Junk. It writes itself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Glad I’m not the guy updating the MLB.com trading deadline update page.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Though he probably beats all his league mates to the suddenly-desirable guys on the FA wire.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  43. Mike Honcho says:
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    Interesting…no love this week for the HE-Brewer R. Tellez.
    Hitting about .400 w/ 4 jacks and 12 RBIs as a Brewer.
    I guess we’ll have to see how Ed Escobar fits in the picture.

    I’m confused by the post on D.Moore…is he a buy or sell?
    The .185 BA takes all the shine off the power/speed shine.
    I own him in a 12 teamer but no one wants him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the Hebrewer just wondering if Eduardo takes time from him

      • Mike Honcho says:
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        Brewer lineup tonight EE at 3B cleanup, the Hebrewer 5th at 1B. Urias sitting. Hope this sticks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Interesting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore is fine for power and speed

      • William Hung says:
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        I don’t think he’s an everyday bat anymore

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          May not be

  44. scoboticus says:
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    Big Panda becoming a Guardian. Should join the Furious Five soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  45. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Hey Grey – roster crunch in my RCL where I’m chasing 1st overall Grimey. Need to drop 1.

    1b – Freeman
    2b – Fletcher
    3b – Arenado
    Ss – Tatis
    ci – Donaldson
    mi – Harrison
    of – Alvarez, Springer, Laureano, Grichuk, Tapia, Baddoo
    Bn – Bell, Eloy
    Sp – Peralta, Ryu, Bassitt, Eovaldi, Kaprielian, Wood
    Rp – Kimbrel, Melancon, Kennedy, Kopech, Kittredge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, chasing Grimey?! I can’t help you there! Kidding…I’d lose an RP — prolly Kittredge

      • MediOAKer Matt says:
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        thanks G! that was a crazy trade deadline!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dude that was insane

  46. William Hung says:
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    can’t wait to see how this Mets lineup shakes out with Baez and Lindor – if I’m the Mets, gotta figure guys like McNeil and Nimmo are important for OBP and not having a lineup that’ll potentially strike out 20 times a game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, McNeil prolly loses ABs tho

      • William Hung says:
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        A blahtoon with JD Davis at 3B? Right now with Lindor still on the shelf, I’d think Villar is losing time before McNeil, assuming perfect health. I say that because McNeil was on the bench to rest his left leg injury.

        I have McNeil right now as a replacement for Chapman, but maybe I should roll Wisdom?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wisdom sounds good

          • William Hung says:
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            That K-rate concerns me – thinking Abraham Toro could prob not hurt me as much and chip in some SBs

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, you might be right

  47. K says:
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    Bednar or Tyler Rogers or Soto/Fulmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bednar

  48. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey write up Grey!

    Where do you see Mullins ranked next year? May be able to get him in a keeper.

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 50

  49. ray says:
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    Grey, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being next week, and 0 being when hell freezes over, how confident are you that Christisn Javier ends up back on Hou rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      5

  50. Love this game says:
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    How many IBB does Soto get now? No reason to pitch to him.

    Unlike J-Ram who lost Lindor…he at least has Reyes hitting behind him. Who does Soto have? Bell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3 bajillion

  51. Jason Murray says:
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    Who would be your 4th starter…Zach Thompson starting tonight vs. NYY (Taillon) or take the chance on a “projected” start of Berrios vs. KC on Sunday? My other 3 starters this weekend are Taillon, Julio Urias, and Touki. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  52. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Who’s the closer in ATL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly a committee…I’d hold both

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        I commented a ton today Grey, thanks for all the responses. Appreciate you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. herschel says:
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    @Grey: love the no waivers trade deadline. its like an 8-ball dropped in a jolt soda.

    thoughts on solers value in atlanta? any major change?

    • hondo says:
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      Yeah but now it must be like when the Discos closed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, if he’s not playing every day…Not sure how it shakes out for PT, he might be benched some

  54. blooper says:
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    Chris Taylor for either Mahle or F. Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Freddy or Mahle

  55. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Harley Earl “TOLD YOU THAT LaMONTE WADE JR. WAS A BEAST 5 YEARS AGO…AN ABSOLUTE BEAST”:) Have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Poop!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Need to get ready to “sell” if things don’t go right the next week in my H2H keeper league (e.g., keep four hitters and two pitchers).

        Definitely going to keep Bichette, Turner, and Eloy on the hitting side. Need to decide on the final spot between Hoskins, India, Hayes, Reynolds, Arozarena, Yelich and Mullins. Trying to weigh future upside with how much value I can get in a trade right now. What would you say?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mullins, Yelich or Randy, no doubt…Prolly Mullins

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            Yep…appreciate it Grey. Have a good weekend!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, you too!

  56. jah says:
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    Please help me choose 2 starts of these 6? (W’s get me a nice points bonus):

    Framber (+6.5 on SON) @ SF/Gausman (+14.4)
    Greinke (+6.9) @ SF/Wood (+1.2)
    Hendricks (-1.1) @ WSH (TBD, was Lester -9.1)
    McClanahan (+15.0) vs BOS/Pivetta (-1.7)
    Stroman (+10.0) vs CIN/Gutierrez (-19.2)
    Ohtani (+9.8) vs OAK/Kaprielian (-7.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman, Shane

  57. lindorphins says:
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    Jazz activated and batting third tonight. Suck it Mish! Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  58. CP says:
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    Do you think josiah gray will slot into the nats rotation or is he a drop in nl only?

    Also, should I roll with Kelly, Nola, or D’arnaud at catcher when they are all back?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess so, but I don’t know yet

      d’Arnaud

  59. lindorphins says:
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    Verdugo back in the two hole, Duran down to 8th tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good!

  60. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Whos next in line for saves, kittredge in TB? That trade makes zero sense

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  61. Jason Murray says:
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    Wong @ ATL or Wilmer Flores vs. Hou this weekend? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wilmer

  62. Relsh says:
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    In a 6×6 H2H league, could use some 1B help. What do you guys think of trading German Marquez for Trey Mancini?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trey side, it’s fair

  63. lindorphins says:
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    Of course deGrom is shut down for two weeks now with a setback. I feel like if the Mets were going to trade for a rental like Baez then they should have added a better starter too, like a Maeda. Heck, even just staying with the Twins, Pineda would have been better than Williams.

    Sorry, annoyed real baseball fan mini-rant over, back to fantasy haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that sucks, hopefully he’s fine

  64. Jason says:
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    Aguillar or Schoop for 1B in my 10 team H2H redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar

  65. Saint says:
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    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS Redraft No Starts or Innings Limit

    Finally got my Corey back and need to make a cut. Was thinking Adames and having no bench bat, but looking for some advise.

    C Garver
    1B Mancini
    2B Semien
    3B Devers
    SS Seager
    OF S. Marte
    OF Gallo
    OF O’Neill
    UT Riley
    BE Adames

    SP’s: Lynn, Gausman, Morton, DeSclafani, L. Garcia, Carrasco, Touki, Mahle, Means, Houck, Cobb, Patino, Megill

    Punting saves as per our conversation last week.

    Whose the drop?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adames

  66. lindorphins says:
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    Gallo is the Yankees shortest and lightest starting outfielder tonight at 6′ 5″ 235 lb haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA

      • The Harrow says:
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        yeah that’s crazy if they say line up their whole team and show how much bigger their OF is than the rest of them. bunch of basketball players in the OF (of the hitters, obv some SP are this big)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  67. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Carson Kelly off IL and batting 5th tonight? Jump back on the train?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it

  68. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Also keep reading Rowan Wick as a closer stash on CHC – could make sense considering I can’t envision a lefty that is Rex Brothers closing games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe when Wick is activated from the IL

  69. SteveNZ says:
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    Any point in holding Santander? Guy has been so lame.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose

  70. LOLmets says:
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    austin riley is a man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is

      • SteveNZ says:
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        It’s good to be back on the boat! Or whatever that metaphor was!

  71. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    How would you rank the following SAGNOF or ROS saves;

    Bender
    Hembree
    Kennedy
    Bednar

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      Please add Brothers to this list.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Bednar, Bender

  72. JJ says:
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    Torrens or Kelly ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Torrens

  73. Quinn says:
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    Walsh is just a straight drop in a redraft right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  74. The Harrow says:
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    story scratched with “possible emotional roller coaster day that ended in nothing”
    a rewording of rotoworld’s blurb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  75. SteveNZ says:
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    Taillon pulled an out short of a QS at 98 pitches. Come now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  76. sugarbear says:
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    was just offered gallo for my mancini and i’m too much of an o’s fan to judge objectively – should i take it or hold?

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      seems fair, if in OPS or OBP i’d go gallo for sure. if say you needed 1B elig might move gallo for him. gallo’s upside obv went up now. but for batting AVG he’s obviously worse (5×5 compared to OPS or OBP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I’d hold

  77. Dustin Klavon says:
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    In a 13 team league where you keep 2-4 players. Struggling lately due to poor hitting depth and regression in my staff of Bassitt, Desclafani, Gausman, Nola, Gausman, T. Walker, McCullers – and DeGrom on shelf. Still clinging to 1st place, have seen a consistent 15-20 category points lead evaporate to near tied.

    Have K. Tucker, Y. Alvarez, Albies, and Bichette as my core hitters. Nothing much notable besides them. Have position flexibility that I can bench whomever I want to no matter what position hitter(s) I acquire. (Baddoo unfortunately is outside of a 4 keeper discussion esp with the guys I have.)

    Put the 5 keeper quality players (the hitters above and DeGrom) on the block recently asking for 2-3 quality players based on fact I’m forced to lose one anyway. Just received a troll offer of Muncy for DeGrom straight up after DeGrom shutdown news. My other offers haven’t been responded to and I otherwise only received a weak package offer for DeGrom.

    Revised block to just Bichette, the obvious crown jewel of the group, again asking for 2-3 quality players. Am I thinking this through correctly, that’s it really only worth a low team’s while if it’s the bona fide stud and only worth my while if they get a big return like Bichette would? That if DeGrom is receiving low balls with teams knowing I’m motivated to move the guy who’s unable to contribute, I should shy away from getting taken to the woodshed? (Dude was literally having an all time season. He has clear keeper value for the future.) I am short saves so feel a prime closer needs to be in it but with the struggles of a lot of my staff, I’m almost fine with getting a stud pitcher back.

    Sorry for wall of text. Been leading wire to wire so the last few weeks and now today have been a tough one to watch. Trying not to just sit there and watch the season get pissed away but the solutions haven’t been working with how I’ve tried and failed to work trades. The others are aware of what I’m trying to do, and it would harm me for the future to capitulate on a bad deal, trying to think of creative solutions

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade degrom for anything right now, you’ll never get a decent offer… I wouldn’t trade Bichette either tho for a closer and pitcher…I’d take someone lesser and trade for a lesser RP or SP…or figure out the team off waivers…not worth trading the best SP in baseball or one of the best hitters for a rental

      • Dustin Klavon says:
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        Thanks Grey- I ended up getting lucky. Muncy offer guy very surprisingly subsequently offered Jose Ramirez for DeGrom, and I countered with Ramirez + Jake McGee which he accepted, so it worked out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, nice, that’s a solid get

  78. Steve says:
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    K Ruiz or Varsho at C, 13T roto OPS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Varsho

  79. Jon says:
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    Drop RichRod for Finnegan?

    Also, who to cut: Bryant, India, Adam Frazier, Adames, or Brandon Crawford? (R/HR/RBI/BB/AVG)

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      yep, if saves only for sure. the 2nd’s gotta be frazier i’d think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t yet

      Adames

  80. Joe M says:
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    Hi Grey, with Carson Kelly back I need to drop someone:

    12 team H2H.

    Options are Pham, L Gurriel, Price, Stassi, or Kelly. Varsho, Torrens both available for pick up as well.

    What do you recommend,
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stassi

      • Joe M says:
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        Thank you,

        Same question when Mookie comes back.

        Other OF are Mullins, Mancini, Laureano, Badman Baddoo do

        I think Price might be decent, so leaning L Gurriel or Pham

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lourdes

  81. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    ok here’s both (NL only and AL only message board FAAB’ing newly added to league guys, 10 teamers both h2h keep 3 at previous season’s ADP’s (so ADP data for aug/sept 2021 prices are used for 2022 predraft keeper prices)).

    1. AL only (1st place, 40/100 left)
    C: heim (jeffers out there too in case garver keeps sitting)
    1B: y.gurriel (3B)
    2B: l.gurriel (OF)
    SS: semien (2B)
    3B: mayfield (2B/SS)
    MI: r.urias (2B/SS)
    CI: sheets (1B/OF)
    OF (4): rice bowl, stanton, renfroe, straw (SS)
    util (1): otani hitter
    BN: j.meyer (dropped goodwin just now from his call up and roster space with straw off to see the GOD desert)
    DL: rendon, lou bob, naylor
    NA (1): julio rod (from keeper rules him as a last rounder isn’t terrible idea for next year)

    SP: gibson (don’t lose stats if traded away midseason, unless dropped, in which case nobody can pick up NL guy, and obviously if he starts next year in NL can’t keep), yarbrough, rodon, bassitt, kaprelian, odorizzi, ray, heaney (the last spot i didn’t drop heaney, was like 6 others)

    RP: (4): trivino, robles, barlow, sulser (did get the save tonight)
    DL: bieber, t.rogers (MIN)

    – with 40 i’m extremely unlikely to get any of: rizzo, s.marte, schwarber
    – with sulser (partial saves at least and good pitching stats), trivino (closer), barlow (at least .66% of a closer with great stats) only robles needs to be replaced (sounds like no higher than 7th inning with barnes/ottavino at least ahead of him), which could later just be t.rogers.

    1. best order of these over robles (assumptions made from rosterresource): soria (sounds break even or worse than robles), yimi (7th with better stats than robles), kimbrel (8th into partial 9th, great stats), hand (closer with risky stats), tepera (might be only behind kimbrel and l.hendriks with better stats so far this year than robles/soria/hand)

    guessing the robles drop order being: kimbrel, yimi, tepera, maybe soria, ignore hand (i don’t need saves i need holds and just better pitchers). these others in FA too: patton, sborz, springs (might be a good get over everybody but kimbrel or maybe yimi), cishek (moved over mayers, it only took LAA like 3+ months to remove mayers from 7th/8th), scott

    2. harrison can easily replace r.urias or sheets i’d guess, be willing to go to the full 40 here (assuming i can get none of the big bats)?

    – NL only: (54/100 left, forgot, OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added for both leagues)
    C: molina
    1B: freeman
    2B: wong
    SS: j.baez (recently traded j.harrison + a.wood for him to SP needy team)
    3B riley (OF)
    MI: didi (SS)
    CI: wisdom (1B/3B)
    OF (4): harper, grisham, bader, mcneil (2B/3B)
    util (1): nogowski (1B)
    BN: aquino (OF)
    DL: mostsuckass, schwarber, daza

    SP: s.gray (he’s back baby), gallen, muller, miley, megill, desclafani, gausman, kim
    RP (4): brothers, clippard, kimbrel, d-will (recently dropped t.may and chafin for brothers, clippard as i wanted some saves even before kimbrel’s saves got halved or whatever amount he just lost)
    DL: wick, eflin

    1. less options here: it appears people think kennedy is closing over ranger, if so kennedy easy add over brothers

    2. obv soler then e.rosario for hitters (can currently slot over aquino, now benched 3 of last 4 for freakin akiyama jebus)

    3. gibson/luzardo over any of my SP’s? PHI’s a good bit worse than TEX for pitchers. luzardo for now i’d not even have to drop anybody, have that open NA slot (assuming he’s not called up between now and late sunday)

    3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yeah, that order, forget Hand
      2. Gotcha, yeah, that makes sense

      1. Right, I think Kennedy is too…

      2. Right
      3. I wouldn’t go near them over the guys you have

  82. Steve says:
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    10T h2h 5×5 redraft

    Gilbert or Patino?

    Thanks

    • The Harrow says:
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      i think earlier answer here was gilbert since he’s proven to be good longer (albeit he just had 2 not good starts, tonight’s was quite good till late in outing though, and HOU ain’t easy), but of course that was before patino did well just lately.

      if we’re looking at upcoming starts: (and assuming rotation order doesn’t change, which it can):
      patino: vs SEA, @ BOS, @ MIN, vs WSOX
      gilbert: @ TB, vs TEX, vs TOR, @ HOU

      so both have really good (1 each) and really bad upcoming, if short term (with guys like this probably best idea) i’d take gilbert’s @ TB, vs TEX. if really short term patino’s vs SEA on tues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Patino

  83. Mordacious Levator says:
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    nabbed sewald in 5×5. have t.rogers (MIN) in DL slot and just now when cobb finally got his “blister” (LAA pulling that 6 days of lies, calling wrist inflammation “blister” just like g.richards torn elbow tendon was called “dehydration” for about 2.5 days once) i stashed fairbanks + n.anderson (lucky at this time i was only at 2/5 DL’s earlier i had to drop carrasco, moustakas and others when i had more than 5). also nabbed detmers in the cobb active spot. if he sucks can grab patino before his tues start.

    now have kimbrel, sewald, karinchak, barnes, drop sewald obv for all of these, but which order: barlow, bender, clippard (i’d think barlow’s pretty high but partial saves opps with great stats trump bender (we don’t even know if that might be floro or just committee). before noe ram got corona’d clippard was less sure too (along with small sample floor for ratios, like under 5 innings total season or something).

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      this was like the second graveman was flipped to HOU (sewald added). figured i could save a move when stuff was still in flux. finnegan was obtained early by smart owner (like during yesterday’s WAS game like i’d have done).

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        bednar also in that but being PIT he’s probably at best 3rd out of these 4, albeit he could easily have the highest % share in his team’s saves ROS too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order — Barlow, Bender, Clippard

  84. SteveNZ says:
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    Bellinger must actually be defying the laws of physics to be this bad.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      yeah his BABIP gotta be outta wack for him. BB rate was fine last i checked (albeit that might’ve been like 2 weeks ago). should be like .208 AVG currently, so 40 points bad. this is even assuming his BABIP should be .269, it’s currently .196.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seems impossible

  85. JC says:
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    Fun week of pitching in my 12 teamer, h2h league. Went from first to fifth place in a super tight race. Burnes, Gausman, Disco, Flexen and ERod all did a great job, ugh. Traded for J Urias seeing how my “aces” have been floundering. New squad and WW below.

    C – Torrens
    CI – Abreu, Freeman, Donaldson
    MI – Trea, Polanco, Albies
    OF – (play 5) Winker, Springer, Yordan, Lowe, Tapia
    Util – Wisdom
    Bench: Cesar (playing until Trea gets back), Benny, Walsh
    SP – Burnes, Gausman, Disco, Urias, Eovaldi, Megill
    RP – D Castillo, Ranger, Hembree

    WW: N Anderson (Covid?), all Cubs, Royals, Reds, Marlins, Lasagna, Bard, Neris, Pagan, Hudson, Stammen, Soria,

    Saves and holds are separate cats. Looked like D Castillo was lined up for the save in Seattle. So do I try to scrape the barrel of WW closers and drop Ranger and either Benny or Walsh? Or do I trade D Castillo and try to compete in holds? Who are the adds, who are the drops?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson over Hembree

  86. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    so now the CUBS have 2 of the near identical middle IF no power, good OBP + steals guys that were ranked right near each other as prospects and i think drafted right next to each other: hoerner/madrigal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  87. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! In a keeper league (roto weekly) thinking about 2022 –

    1. would you want a $4 Sale or $7 Grisham? Thanks!

    1. Also, would you trade that Sale with a $22 Story for $17 Vladito? (That feels a little steep but IDK how to value story). Thanks!

    Btw, Rockies 100% let story rest yesterday because he must have been so frustrated (understandably) for not being traded.

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      I’d want Vlad

    • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      i’m guessing he had like a goodbye couple (or a dozen) beers with local friends because he was near sure he’d be doing nothing but scheduling a flight and leaving; then found out right before the game that he in fact wasn’t traded. rotoworld guessed it as “emotionally draining”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Trent
      2. I’d take Vlad

      Yeah, I saw, Rockies are so dumb

  88. luvdarooks says:
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    6 x 6 where OBP and doubles + triples count as two of the categories—— in need of home runs and ribbies .
    Who better for the rest of the year Vasquez or Garver for my catch a slut

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

  89. Dude says:
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    Price or Touki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  90. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Please rank – Lamonte; Conforto; Kike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, Kiké

  91. Saves help says:
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    Drop 1 of Rich Rod, Ranger Suarez or Sewald for Bednar?

    Need saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ranger

  92. Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man says:
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    Drop Christian Vasquez for Varsho, Carson Kelly, or hold? He’s been decent all year, but not a difference maker, unfortunately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

  93. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Do you envision much playung time for Wade? I was satisfied when he was full-time vs Righties?
    – Wade’s 1B/OF eligibility is great for me IF he plays (Bryant also covers 1B, OF; but 3B too).
    – Also, is his DTD status alarming (he did get pinch hit double vs lefty on Thursdy)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s full-time vs. righties and leadoff

  94. martinrostoker says:
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    Hi Grey,

    1. With the recent trade, does that change the dollar value for Hendricks and Alzolay and when to use them?

    2. I was going to start Hendricks tonight. Do you agree?

    3. Would you start AZ’ Merrill Kelly tonight at home against the Dodgers? His $ is -9. It’s a Yahoo points league. He has however pitched well recently. Just not sure. Thoughts?

    Thanks

    Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. What dollar value?
      2. No idea who he’s facing
      3. Sounds terrible

  95. JC says:
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    Top two for saves:
    Duffey, Colome, Hembree, Bender, Amir, Clippard, Sulser, Brothers, Heuer, Bard,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bender, Clippard

      • JC says:
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        Such is the state of my world! Missed on Barlow this morning so very thin pickings out there

        • chris says:
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          I had my question below and saw you mention Barlow, that sucks. I don’t know if you have holds in your league or not but he has been an absolute beast for me in a saves+holds format

      • JC says:
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        Is Barlow such an upgrade over those two that you would trade Benny or Cesar for them?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

        • chris says:
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          I mean it depends on needs of course but Benny and Cesar are just fillers that you can drop so you wouldn’t be sacrificing very much. Those guys are both on the wire in most of my leagues.

          • JC says:
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            Cesar has value. Benny questionable

  96. chris says:
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    In a Saves and Holds league where they both have the same value. Do you think Scott Barlow is much more valuable in that type of format?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, why?

      • chris says:
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        Because he is always used in the highest leverage situation of the game whether it is the 8th or 9th, he is always in line for either a hold or a save every time he is used

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right, but the Royals don’t win many games

  97. bobsnyder4210 says:
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    Hey Grey…thanks for helping break all this craziness down for us…

    Replacement for Rich-Rod…would you prefer Bednar, Clippard or Brothers…or would you take a chance on Treinen to take Jansen’s job and soak up the ratios in the meantime?

    Got outbid on both Sewald and Finnegan earlier this week, so pickings are slim.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bednar or Clippard are a coin flip

  98. CP says:
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    10 team nl only h2h 5×5 with ops instead of runs pitching is standard categories saves no holds. currently 7/10 trying to make top 6 to get into playoffs

    c: kelly
    1b: bellinger
    2b: muncy
    3b: mcmahon
    ss: swanson
    of: conforto
    of: riley
    of: harper
    utl: avisail
    utl: hosmer
    bench: suarez

    sp: fried, gallen, wood, kim, alzolay, j. gray, c. smith, eflin
    il: elieser

    rp: bednar, clippard, ranger, hembree

    I have the #2 waiver claim in this league. What order would you prioritize all of the new players that came over from the al and who would be the drop?

    I’m thinking gibson because my sp is kinda weak but soler, kennedy, duffy, rosario are all options

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, that order

      • CP says:
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        Thanks! Who would be your first drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ranger

  99. SteveNZ says:
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    Would you drop Soler or Bader to grab Wade Jr? My obvious drop is actually LGJ but I need him at 2B for a few until Moose comes back…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  100. The Harrow says:
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    drat, i should’ve gotten a bet down that gonsolin would magically be DL’d within like a day of scherzer being traded to LAD. gotta be somewhere that has lines for stuff like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha yeah

  101. SteveNZ says:
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    Eovaldi. Jeez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • The Harrow says:
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      but means might be back, yangs and yins for (mostly) everybody. means obv dropped in some 12’ers by now though (even by me in one, i only own him in deeper besides that one)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

  102. Harley Earl says:
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    You may be right about Tellez losing time and not Urias because of the Escobar trade.

    Tellez is riding the pine tonight and Escobar is playing first base. Urias started at 3B after he rode the pine and Tellez started Friday night. I suppose Urias and Escobar offer better defense, so Tellez finds himself back in No Man’s Land? I honestly don’t know but I was hoping Tellez had found new life, which he had, until those asswipes traded for Edfarto.

    Meanwhile, Keston Hiura has made one start since July 9th. I think the Brewers are officially done with him.

    • The Harrow says:
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      it was reported by MIL that it’d mostly be urias losing time here, but obv both of tellez/urias get hurt to some extent. plus with MIL specifically they spent the first 2 odd months benching their best hitter at the time almost every game (t.taylor); so who knows.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly just a merry go round of all of them

  103. Steve says:
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    Gilbert, Patino or Detmers in 10T h2h redraft 5×5?

    Thanks

    • Steve says:
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      Never mind, saw the answer above.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Patino

  104. Steve says:
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    Yahoo has K Farmer with C-eligibility. Farmer just a schomato? Replace Varsho with Farmer in a 10T redraft?

    My playoffs start next week.

    Thanks

  105. JC says:
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    Lasagna or T May for holds. Ratios matter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lasagna

  106. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Great write up. It’s crunch time! I forgot to ask you how you were doing after your procedure. I hope you’re doing well.

    1) who is the drop? Yaz or Soler

    2) who is the drop ROS (considering innings limit and who may get shutdown):
    -mcclanahan
    -fried
    -Gomber
    -Muller

    3) do you think brothers gets another chance after last nights blow up?

    4) do you think Romano still a potential hold for saves even though Hand was signed?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Soler
      2. Muller
      3. I’d hope not
      4. Yeah, maybe a few

  107. Shitwolf says:
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    1) mannnnn anyone in the top 3 rounds on my team has been cursed this year… at least i got a couple weeks of tatis. I picked up Brendan Rodgers as my short term replacement, is that silly with Jazz on the waiver wire?

    2) Man I really thought my lineup was tight and set Bellinger and Trent now sitting on my bench doing awful still. Which 2 would you start over them until they heat up (maybe) out of Bader, Cesar, Oneil, Soler, jazz and Badoo?

    have a nice Sunday :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nope
      2. Cesar, Akil

      You too!

      • Shitwolf says:
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        ahh crap cesar got added who is the next man up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jazz

      • Shitwolf says:
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        thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  108. Dancin Homer says:
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    Howdy Grey,

    I need to drop someone to activate Jazz from the IL. Who from the below roster gets the boot (Heaney would be the easy call, but he gets BAL & KC next week)?

    12-team, 6×6 (OPS & QS), H2H, redraft league

    C: Stassi
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Story
    IF: W. Franco
    OF: Laureano, Springer, Adolis
    UTL: Franmil
    Bn: Wisdom, LaMonte

    SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Means, Framber, Sonny Gray, McClanahan, Megill, Heaney

    RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, Bender

    thanks as always and hope you’re having a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaMonte

  109. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: somehow I missed it but RIP Ron Popiel. Set it and forget it for life…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rest in Perpetual-motion-to-hold-onto-your-juices

  110. hal_incandenza says:
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    So that Touki experiment didn’t go well. Moving on or giving him another run out there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’m moving on in shallower leagues

  111. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Twins’ announcer just stated last season the Cards had the best cardboard cutouts in baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, didn’t know there was a competition

  112. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – Haase or Varsho in an OBP OPS league? Thought it was Haase no brainer (or at least bc he’s more likely to keep it going), but Varsho has had better obp (by a lot) ops and SB, within only a few fewer HR since ASB. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vaarse? Prolly Varsho

  113. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    6 shutout innings for Berrios! I think the Royals are probably the toughest team he’ll see, so bodes well!

    Can’t hold back any longer. Have to make sure you recall the show was TJ Hooker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  114. Brett says:
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    11 team league. We have a category for saves and another for holds. Which would be the odd man out of: D Castillo, Sewald, Pomeranz, A Reyes, Clase, Romano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clase

  115. eballs says:
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    Stash one (points league)

    Lopez
    Anderson
    Civale
    Gonsolin
    Paddack
    Hernandez
    Rendon
    Kyle Lewis

    • eballs says:
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      And drop one

      JD Davis
      Donaldson
      Taijuan Walker
      Jon Gray

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t even know who the first names are

      • eballs says:
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        Pablo Lopez
        Nick Anderson
        Aaron Civale
        Tony Gonsolin
        Chris Paddack
        Elisier Hernandez
        Anthony Rendon
        Kyle Lewis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anderson or Rendon based on needs

  116. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Has anyone noticed Fantrax doesn’t allow you to make multiple trade offers involving the same players. I sent a team 3 offers: Diaz and Abreu for Scherzer.. Diaz for Wainright. Abreu for Rodon. He replied:”One trade is Diaz and Abreu for Scherzer.. Another is nobody for Wainright. And another is nobody for Rodon. Please clarify?”

    I got an offer from Al Koholic early in the season where he offered me nobody. He must have thought I was being a jerk when I asked if he was going to offer me something.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      Or maybe I did something stupid, not Fantrax.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nah I haven’t noticed that…I usually just DM the persona me ask them about a trade vs sending them

  117. Play Ball says:
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    With the Nats lineup a mess since trading Turner, I’m not sure Soto will see a lot of pitches to hit affecting counting stats ROS. May get Bonds treatment.

    Would you take either Springer or Tucker for him? I need HR and RBI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  118. eballs says:
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    Add one (points league no specific needs)

    Barlow
    Finnegan
    Sonny Gray
    Gallen
    Houck
    Patino

    Or one of the following as a bench bat

    Adolis
    Adames
    Baddoo
    Wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  119. lwomack58 says:
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    Aj Pollock seems to be pretty hot over the past month-

    Would you drop-Bader, Iceman M. Chapman, Renfroe, Cesar H, or Aguilar for him?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar

  120. Peter says:
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    Dylan Moore is not a buy. Since Toro is now on Seattle, there is no regular playing time for Moore anymore, he is only playing past few days because some of their outfield is banged up. In addition Moore is a .200 hitter, whatever speed he has and pop is garbage when he is no longer a starter. NOT A BUY.

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