Lance Lynn had to shave his beard to play for the Yankees, because the Yankees are fascists.  I wish Giancarlo would grow a mustache as giant FU.  What, are they going to bench him until he shaves?  Actually, Giancarlo should carve an F and a U in both of his sideburns.  That would be such a 1970’s move.  You could see Willie Stargell, high as a kite, being like, “Carve, ‘Down with Whitey’ in my sideburns.”  Little did we know a clean-shaven Lynn would be an all-new pitcher, throwing 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, ERA at 4.58.  Prior to the trade, here’s the Twins pitching coach talking to the bullpen catcher, “Do you think Lynn might be dragging his right side a little bit because of all that facial hair?”  “I don’t know, but Sasquatches have been deemed the new sexy ‘It Thing,’ so who’s to argue?”  Yesterday, we saw more of Lynn (literally and figuratively) of what made him a solid starter in St. Louis for many years.  His season numbers are still garbage but, if nothing else, the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start.  If he can command his pitches, he could have a solid final seven weeks.  It’s all about The Art of Shaving two walks off his rate.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

J.A. Happ – Will return on Thursday from Hand, Mouth and Foot Disease.  If this disease hits one more person, you know what that will mean, right?  Hand, Foot and Mouth Diseapocalypse.

Aaron Judge – Hasn’t resumed swinging a bat.  Don’t think that means he’s refusing to ‘Do The Batusi.’

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .279.  Elon Musk Computer, “So, they got Gleyber for Aroldis, but now they have Aroldis?  Beep boop bop.  Does not compute.  This sounds worst than Grimes’ music.”

Eloy Jimenez – There was a report yesterday that said Eloy was “really close” to joining the White Sox.  First off, of course, he’s “really close.”  If someone in the White Sox organization said he wasn’t “really close,” they should have their head examined.  He’s hitting near-.375 with home runs every eighth at-bat in Triple-A.  He’s close?  Really?  Ya think?  Second off, the White Sox “really close” and our “really close” may not be the same thing.  Their “really close” likely means September, as they prepare for him to start the year with the club next year.  Third off, there’s no third off.  Fourth off, this is strictly an arbitration issue.  Fifth off, he’s ownable in every league in case he’s called up, but I wouldn’t drop anyone that valuable to stash him.  Also, Prospector Ralph just gave you his Eloy Jimenez fantasy.

Tyler O’Neill – Hit the DL with groin inflammation.  I thought only people grabbing O’Neill in fantasy leagues were getting inflamed groins.  Guess it went both ways.  Like Chinese Fingercuffs.  The Cardinals called up Adolis Garcia, who has some sexy numbers in Triple-A — 21 homers, 10 steals.  Comes with some strikeouts (22.3%) and absolutely no walks (3.8%).  Basically, your standard Cuban raftee.  I grabbed him in one league, because we know how much the Cards like to play Jo-Ma.

Carlos Martinez – Played catch yesterday.  I appreciate that C-Mart wants to get back on the field, but maybe he shouldn’t go to the DL with injuries that take months to heal and pretend like he’s better less than a week later.

Luke Weaver – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  I’m super off Weaver, but I’m streaming — due to the Stream-o-NatorAustin Gomber, John Gant, and whomever the Cards send out this week vs. the Marlins and Royals.  Who made this Cardinals schedule?  The Ghost of Dave Duncan?

Kyle Barraclough – 1/3 IP, 1 ER.  Bearclaw is a wildly inappropriate nickname for him because he’s putting up anything but donuts.  Yesterday, Javy Guerra got the save, but that was because Steckenrider was already used.  I have to believe in something, so I will choose to believe Steckenrider will get the next save.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  I love the new Travis Scott album.  I hate that I love it because he’s dating a Kardashian, and that makes him trash…yet…but…I love the album!  In the same vein, Bauer seems like a total douche, but I love him.

Yonder Alonso – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .252.  Also, in this game, Edwin Encarnacion (1-for-4, 4 RBIs) hit his 25th homer.  He’s hitting .233 though.  On our Player Rater, it is still Edwin’s race to win between these two in an arbitrary race I just made up, and I don’t think Yonder can catch him, due to counting stats, but I will occasionally highlight this race as we go into the final stretch.

Yu Darvish – Will throw a simulated game on Wednesday.  Darvish will simulate throwing at A-Rod’s head.

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games and third homer in the last four games and was moved down the order so Jason Heyward could bat third.  If you didn’t know any better, you’d think I made that shizz up.

Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA on the Cubs is 0.82, which is all we care about because I signed him up for the Grey Albright All-Stars when he was traded.  His next matchup gives me the tiny shakes, but I’m rolling him out there again.  “Let’s go!” screamed like Devin from MTV’s Challenge.  (Not embarrassed at all that I still watch.)

Mike Fiers – Traded to the A’s for cash.  Or maybe cryptocurrency.  The A’s are able to turn every also-ran-slash-has-been-slash-axl, so why not try Fiers?  He had a 3.48 ERA on Detroit, so he’s liable to be a sub-1 ERA starter on the A’s.  Still with a 6-something K/9 though.

Jeff McNeil – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .364.  I own him.  Starting this there.  For the people who can’t wade through my extraneous/extemporaneous/exit-mouth-without-thinking, McNeil is a long-in-his-tooth prospect.  Call him Fangy McDracula.  He has power, and he reminds me of Jeff Kent, but less motorcycling with a mustache.  I don’t know if this will last, Ms. Cleo doesn’t know that.  However, McNeil could, to borrow a term from another New York team, have Maas Appeal.

Jerry Blevins – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 4.08.  The Mess are now leaving the 9th to The Bleev.  You know him, it’s Jerry Blevins as The Bleev.  This just proves what I’ve been saying for weeks.  The Mess do not want Gsellman to get saves.  Likely due to what it’ll do to his arbitration numbers.  My money’s still on Bobby Wahl, but I’m a blogger so I have no money.

George Springer – Hit the DL with a sprained thumb.  The Astros made the only move they could’ve made and recalled… *Kyle Tucker stands in front of the camera waving*  Kyle, could you scooch to the side a little so we can see Derek Fisher?  Thanks!  As I was saying, the Astros made the only move possible and recalled Derek Fisher.  *Kyle Tucker lowers his head, turns around and walks away*  Hey, Kyle, could you stop moping?  You’re ruining Derek Fisher’s morale.

Lance McCullers – Diagnosed with a forearm strain.  Podcaster Ralph and I speak about this on the podcast that’s coming later today, but I’ll just say this, McCullers and I have officially parted company.  Good luck to him in his future endeavors, but I am covering my “I Love McCullers” Trapper Keeper with a brown paper bag.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.81 vs. Dereck Rodriguez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.34.  This matchup was billed as “Morton’s salt of the earth pitching vs. Pudge Rodriguez’s salty discharge that became a major league pitcher.”  Salty Smudge Rodriguez has been talked about a bunch of times previously.  I will say this, I will start just about anyone in San Fran, and play away games by ear.

Roberto Osuna – 1 IP, 0 ER in the 8th inning.  No way he stays in the 8th inning very long if he pitches effectively.  The Astros didn’t take on a whole load of stress for a setup man.

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 4th homer in the last five games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Will Smith – 1 IP, 3 ER, and the blown save, ERA at 1.98.  Invariably, when a closer (Strickland in this case) is due back sooner vs. later, the fill-in guy begins to choke.

Jake Arrieta – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.11 vs. Zack Godley – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  Frequent commenter, Malicious Phenoms, mentioned this yesterday, but, on Sunday, there were more one-run games than any other day in baseball history.  Then, yesterday, there was no offense.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  The Guatemalan seamstresses who sew the baseballs extra tight for offense are a part of the resistance and sewing the baseballs just a tad bit looser.

Seranthony Dominguez – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  Great, now you’re making Gabe Kapler think he’s smart for using a 17-man bullpen as the Phils closer.

Mike Trout – Received a cortisone shot to his wrist.  1st thought bubble, “Cortisone is a form of steroids.”  2nd thought bubble, “Trout is on steroids.”  3rd thought bubble, “Mike Trout will become Roy Hobbs hitting the cover off a baseball.”

Shohei Ohtani – Nearing mound work.  Glad he was able to get into the grounds crew union–*intern whispers in my ear*  He’s going to pitch?  With a UCL tear?  This should be interesting.

Nick Tropeano – Left yesterday’s game with shoulder tightness.  Not to fear, the Angels acquired trainers from the Mets and can fix any pitcher!  Angels trainer, “This will only hurt for a minute.”  Angels trainer kickstarts a chainsaw.

Nicholas Castellanos – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, and his 1st homer in almost a month.  How about a sequel to the Will Smith (not the Giants closer)/Kevin James magnificent Hitch?  In it, The Greek God of Hard Contact meets with Will Smith and Smith teaches Castellanos to put a hitch in his swing so he uppercuts once in a freakin’ while.

David Dahl – 2-for-4 as he started yesterday while Chazz Noir got the night off.  I like Dahl, and grabbed him yesterday for this game, but the second I see the Rockies bench Dahl for someone else, I will be dropping him.

Wade Davis – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.98, and his 32nd save.  Mean’s while, Seung-hwan Oh (1 IP, 0 ER, 1 K) worked the 8th.  Oh, K, but Wade is still the man.

Kyle Freeland – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.04.  In a display of my pants acorns…To show the seeded watermelons in my slacks…To reveal my turnips that are turned down, I streamed Freeland.  *makes manic gestures like an early Jim Carrey*  I have exorcised the demon!  Also, Freeland’s home ERA is below 2.50, so what the hey.  I’m keeping him on my team for another start too.  I just don’t care!

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  Though, your turned-down turnips beat mine if you streamed Musgrove in Coors.

Adeiny Hechavarria – Acquired by the Pirates.   Some people would look at the Pirates and think about ways to improve the hitting.  The Pirates look at their club and think, “How can we find a shortstop who hits worse than Jordy Mercer?”

Mike Zunino – 3-for-5 and his 14th homer, hitting .204.  That one year (last year) when he hit for a halfway decent average feels like it happened so long ago Sammy Sosa was still black.

Robinson Cano – Began a minor league assignment in anticipation of his return on August 14th.  Cano said without PEDs, “It feels like swinging a pool noodle in a giant bowl of Jell-o.”

  1. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Jerry Blevins as “The Bleev,” (not “The Blev”) as in “Leave it to Bleever” (which as far as we know is the Mets’ “plan” to contend in 2019).

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Bleever!

        Cheers,
        Ante

      • BreakOut says:
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        @Grey:

        Still brilliant.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  2. DC says:
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    Mass Appeal = reference to Gang Starr? My favorite hip hop group? Guru and Premier, dope, dope, dope!

    “ I don’t need gimmicks / Gimme a fly beat and I’m all in it”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DC: So good!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DC: But this also has to do with Kevin Maas

  3. Simsbad says:
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    The Cubs batting order is usually 1. Rizzo, 2. Bryant (Zobrist/Bote), 3. Heyward, 4. Baez

    Heyward has been primarily batting 3rd for months.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Simsbad: He made that shizz up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Simsbad: It’s been all over the place — the Cubs might be the only team in history to have a guy bat primarily 8th or 3rd

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Woah, woah, woah, the object of your obsessive affections goes down swinging against a position player and not a mention?!

    Is this like when old people fail to report being victimized by scams because they are too ashamed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Ha, Matt Davidson’s got some dip on his curve!

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up, some of your best stuff. Hope you still have some left in the tank for the remainder of the season or are you already into razzball football fantasy?

    a. Great short schedule yesterday! Just great. So glad it’s only one day a week. Doh! Thursday is also short!

    b. Mark Twain quote of the day for August 7

    My eldest brother was four or five years old when the great purchase was made, and my eldest sister was a child in arms. The rest of us came afterwards, and were born along from time to time during the next ten years. Four years after the purchase came the great financial crash of 1834 and in that storm my father’s fortunes were wrecked. From being honored and envied as the richest citizen of the county he suddenly woke up and found himself reduced to almost nothing. He was a proud man, a silent man, and not a person to live among the scenes of his vanished grandness and be the subject for public pity. He gathered together his household and journeyed many weary miles toward what then was the “Far West,” and at last came to the little town of Florida, Missouri. He ran a store there several years but had no luck, except that I was born to him. He presently removed to Hannibal and rose there to be an officer of the court when the summons came that no man can disregard. But even upon his deathbed he thought of his land. He said that it would make us all rich and happy. And so believing, he died. We turned our waiting eyes upon this land, and through all our wanderings and all our good times and bad over continents and seas between, we were possessed with an old habit and a faith that rises and falls but never dies. We were always going to be rich next year—so why work? It is good to begin life poor; it is good to begin life rich—these are wholesome; but to begin it poor but prospectively rich! The man who has not experienced it cannot imagine the curse of it.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: I don’t play football A) Ha B. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. Good. Me neither.

        b. This was from his autobiography. His father bought a uuuuuuuuuge parcel of land that of course was worth nothing after the above-mentioned collapse of 1834.

        c. Would you start Milone tomorrow at home versus ATL (Max Fried)? I am in 11th in Ws in my RCL so can’t get any worse.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Ante Galic says:
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          @Ante Galic: Grey!

          Check that. He’s facing Folty.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Doesn’t make it better

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Baseball buds! B. So fascinating! C. I am starting Milone, I don’t recommend it tho

  6. Jonas says:
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    Anderson or Parker for saves, please.

    • knucks says:
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      @Jonas: Parker. But they haven’t had a Save on that team in a while since early July. So who knows.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jonas: Agree with knucks, not an ideal bullpen to own someone

  7. JakeTPE says:
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    Great stuff Grey!

    I’m rooting so hard for Rondon over Osuna. One, he’s done nothing to lose the job, and two, Chapman usurped him back when he was on the Cubs. Oh and I own Rondon. (I mean “Oh, and I…” I don’t know if Oh plays fantasy baseball!)

    Know what you mean about Bauer but he’s been so good this year. Hopefully he’s nice to his partner unlike some people! A bit dodgy in the 6th after walking Sano and being over 100 pitches, but he got the QS. Thanks Francona!

    Looking forward to the pod later. Have a good week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: HA! That made me chuckle… You too!

  8. The talented mr dope man says:
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    Morning Grey
    12tm AL only

    What’s the chance at Sonny Gray makes it back to the rotation? Would you drop hi,
    M for lance Lynn?

    Drop Glasnow or tropeano for Happ?

  9. Doc Samson says:
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    I think I read somewhere that Gabe Kapler’s favorite James Bond movie is “A View To A Kill”. That definitely explains his use of the bullpen.

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      @Doc Samson:

      LOL Kaplar does’nt make sense all the time but I thought last night Dominguez just s h it the bed ….who would you have thrown.?

      the head scratcher is pulling hoskins, cabrera and williams for defense

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        @LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: I agree with Kapler making the right move bringing in Dominguez last night and Seranthony basically blew it. My problem is that his bullpen has no rhyme or reason. Why did Seranthony come in the 7th the other day? If he doesn’t close, then who does? What role does Arano have now? And definitely agree 100% pulling the offensive players for the defensive players was bad, bad, bad. The game was still tight.

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      @Doc Samson:

      also Arrieta was masterful the movement on his ball was crazy maybe Gabe should have let him finish the game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doc Samson: Haha, I can’t imagine Kapler sitting still to watch a whole movie

  10. Cram It says:
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    First place NFBC. My pitching has been on such a roll, I’ve lowered my team ERA .25 over the last 3 weeks. But enough about me, I said Kyle Tucker might as well be Derek Fisher when he was called up – same results.

    Seriously though, I never gave you props for the preseason Bauer call. I was a detractor, but I did draft him in two leagues, only to hedge my bet!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: I picked up 25 points in 3 weeks to get nack in it. We have 8 teams within 15 points of first with a lot of flucuation going on. Pitching staff is a Mash unit though.

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        @The Great Knoche: Thats too much excitement for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Haha, nice! I’m afraid to look at where I am in NFBC today, might wait until a full slate of games

  11. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey Grey my bench is full of DL guys I’m still holding Ramos, K Bryant and Alex wood. I’m not in any real need of any players so i can wait. Any news on Byrant its not sounding good?

  12. JAMES BAAS says:
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    Is Bieber worth owning? 9+ k/9 …1.7 bb/9, has that magical 6+ k/9 to bb/9 spread. Fip and xfip are like 3.6 and 3.2… I just don’t see anyone in the comments or yourself saying he’s a must own. Drop him for new Jeff Kent?

    • Crime Dog says:
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      @JAMES BAAS: or lose one of these closers…box, Yates, Morrow, Giles…. I’m playing for 8/26 through September at this point

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Crime Dog: So 8/26 – 10/1? I’d hold closers for now and Bieber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAMES BAAS: I like Bieber, but I can’t see starting him every time out, plus he’s a rookie so he’s going to have random blowups… I like him over McNeill in a vacuum, but apples/oranges

  13. Galer says:
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    Morton or Tim Anderson for next year in a keeper?

  14. Elliott says:
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    Please rank top 3 ROS!

    Anibal
    D. Rod
    Cahill
    Gibson
    Wheeler
    Musgrove

    Much appreciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elliott: Musgrove, Cahill, D-Rod

  15. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Bought a carton of milk this morning; Joe Musgrove’s strikeouts were printed on the side.

  16. Joel says:
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    Was offered Morton for Eovaldi 1 for 1. Considering Morton’s total innings/season history, which side do you prefer?

    • Starz says:
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      @Joel: Still gotta take the shot on Morton, the better player. But no question there are some concerns about stamina.

    • Launch Angle says:
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      @Joel:

      Morton without hesitation. Also, Eovadli hasn’t exactly been the poster child of good health in his career.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Morton is better

  17. bigbear says:
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    Are we starting:
    Rich Hill @ OAK
    Manaea vs LAD

    Thinking yes on both accounts. Though I’m not comfortable with either…

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @bigbear: Why wouldn’t you. Is anyone ever truly comfortable?

      • bigbear says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Oakland is #6 is runs scored this year. Dodgers are #7 and have shiny new toys to play with…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Against each other? SON’s not going to like Manaea

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: Yes. Manaea’s the one I’m most worried about too…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t mess with him in LA

          • Gonzo says:
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            @Grey: It’s in OAK (sorry)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, then have to start him

              • bigbear says:
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                @Grey: Thanks hombre Grey. I think I’ll head your initial gut reaction and stay away from him against LA (even if it’s in Oak).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

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    I also cut Mcullers. It’s been a long love affair with the usual roller coaster of feelings. In the end his it’s just too painful to continue, for him not me. I’ve moved on to glasnow and fully expect him to do the second half implosion Mcullers was prepared to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Troy: Haha, you sound like you’re gonna come out of it

  19. Bk says:
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    12 Team, need innings, QS 6×6

    Start Pivetta (+3.4) @ARI?

    Also, Hitter tron has Trumbo as (-18.4) against Glasnow; gotta figure Glasnow only goes a few innings tho. Start Trumbo or sit?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bk: I’m starting Pivetta.

      Trumbo or ?

      • Bk says:
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        @Cram It: Or bench and save the starts. Limited games allowed for batters, so benching guys with bad matchups helps to keep pace.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Bk: I don’t worry about games limit with 2 months left. Unless you’re like games over I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bk: Agree with Cram

  20. Zim says:
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    Good morning,
    Eloy, McCullers, Taillon, Moncada… how would you rank in a keeper league?
    Appreciate any feedback!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zim: Hitters first…Eloy, Moncada

      • Zim says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks. This would be my 8th and final keeper. Eloy would be fun to keep, and my only concern is keeping only one SP. My others are Freeman, Correa, Bregman, Vlad, Acuña, Bellinger, and Nola.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zim: Agree with Cram

  21. LG Baseball says:
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    Great write up Grey!

    I streamed Lynn so thank you Razzball and SON!

    Trying to consolidate and upgrade keepers. Please rank in order of best dynasty keepers:

    Harper, Benintendi, Judge, Hoskins, Albies

    Thanks!
    LG

    • Starz says:
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      @LG Baseball:
      Judge, Harper, Beny, Hoskins, Albies?

      Depends which Harper we’re getting I suppose.

    • Cram It says:
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      @LG Baseball: I’d rank ’em in your order.

    • Cram It says:
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      @LG Baseball: Actually, I’m taking Hoskins ahead of Judge.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @LG Baseball: Harper, Hoskins, Judge, Benny, Albies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LG Baseball: They’re all good — Harper, Judge, Albies, Hoskins

      • LG Baseball says:
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        @Grey: thanks all!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  22. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    would you start Taillion in Colorado tonight
    He has been pitching well but he is due for a blow up
    Thanks

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @alps: I’m also tempted to start him @col since the Rockies haven’t scored more than 4 runs in their last 8 home games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alps: I would not

  23. Mike says:
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    Is it finally time to send Hosmer to a farm upstate???
    His SLG%(.320) over the last month is usually where his AVG sits. (insert puke emoji)

    Cron and Bauers are available.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Mike: Dropped him a month ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Yeah, I’d try Bauers

  24. Starz says:
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    Who’s start do you like more this weekend: Lynn vs. Texas or Musgrove @ San Fran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Starz: Both…Musgrove

  25. chicagodrew29 says:
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    Thanks for everything you do everyday it’s truly amazing. Which three do you think hits the most homeruns ROS:

    J. Ramirez
    M. Sano
    I. Happ
    J. Baez
    C. Correa
    E. Suarez
    M. Betts
    M. Carpenter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. Baez, Betts, Ramirez

  26. Doug Bandola says:
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    Hey Grey, great article as always. In a H2H league and need some advice on my utility spot. Have Joc Pederson, Michael Taylor, and Matt Adams. Who should I go with? The platoon is killing me and are facing 4 lefties this week.

  27. Mike says:
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    Would you drop Cody Allen for Drew Steckenrider in a Saves league? Also, it’s a keeper league and Allen would be too expensive to keep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  28. mrbaseball says:
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    P. DeJong – do you think its just a bad year or last year was a fluke is there still upside

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @mrbaseball: Dude was hurt and has 7 HRs in 184 ABs. That’s about a 20 HR season if you project out. I would guess that’s his norm, but could be more if he’s still playing hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Last year was fluky, I no longer trust DeJong

  29. Seth Swirsky says:
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    Start Vargas tonight @home vs. the Votto-less Reds? SON has him as $16.3.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Seth Swirsky: Saw that….Grabbed him in one league where my ERA already sucks. Probably 5 IP 5 ER

  30. NH says:
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    Which two would you pick for ROS?

    The following players got dropped in the league last night.

    Joey Gallo, Manuel Margot, Aaron Altherr, Tucker Barnhart, Ervin Santana, Ender Inciarte,
    Justin Bour, Matt Chapman, Avisail Garcia, Eric Thamas

    • Cram It says:
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      @NH: I’m taking Avisail and Inciarte but it depends what you need, man. These guys do different things.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why were they dropped? Needs matter as Cram said

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        I know, I need to know in which league all of those players became available in one night!

        In my H2H league a bottom feeder no chance for the playoffs made a trade to my closest competition

        My competition gets – Kershaw and Votto

        My competition gives – Travis Shaw (not to confuse him with the Tribe pitcher who now has more value than Shaw after the acquisition of Schoop), Carlos Santana (not bad, as good as Votto), Alex Wood (on the DL) and Berrios (arm fatigue)

        Not complaining but that’s a landslide for the Kershaw side. In fact, Kershaw is worth all of those guys put together plus my competition gets to pick up 2 more off waivers. And of course, the bottom feeder’s team featured an illegal lineup and of course he didn’t make any changes and his team will score 0 points for this week’s matchup.

        What were we talking about?

        Cheers,
        Ante

  31. Tinman95 says:
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    It sounds like Ed-Rod is progressing. Would you stash him and drop one of the following to do so?

    Gausman
    Heaney
    Jon Gray
    Musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tinman95: Can lose Heaney if you like, progressing and coming back for a team cruising to the playoffs may not line up

  32. M C says:
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    McCullers a definite drop for a streamer (nothing great available, but something is better than nothing )…?

    Sorry if this is a repeat question. Had to skip thru the comments, and wont be able to listen to podcast!!

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose McCullers

  33. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Im leading in saves – got Rodney, Rondon, Hader, Smith and LeClerc. Picked up Blevins this morning but i dont feel great about it. (and obviously dont know what the Mets are doing)
    Is he worth holding, or use the spot to stream a guy like Heaney (vs Det)or Chase Anderson (vs SD):?
    Thanks my friend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Stream Heaney — though what does SON say

  34. Lance

    Lance says:
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    Speaking for all the Lances of the world, I can confirm your title is correct, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We have confirmation!

  35. Justin Ralph says:
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    Is Eloy the best prospect to grab for September in your opinion? Is he worth a stash in a league where I have 13 moves left. My batting order is great and my pitching decent. I’m thinking I stash him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin Ralph: Eloy is best prospect coming in Sept, if he comes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think he’s worth wasting a move on tho

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        @Grey: Ok Thanks. What about Vlad Jr?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He should be up, but no idea if he will be — Also a big time potential Sept call up

          • Justin Ralph says:
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            @Grey: So you don’t feel he’s worth stashing right now? Too many unknowns?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              For a redraft? I’m not bothering right now

              • Justin Ralph says:
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                @Grey: Thanks Grey!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem, JR

  36. Dante says:
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    When Puig inevitably goes back on the DL later today, who’s the add out of this list:

    Braun
    Trumbo
    Bader
    Bauers
    Pederson
    Piscotty
    Nimmo
    Verdugo (if he comes in)

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dante: Braun prolly closest to Puig type production, Trumbo most power, Bauers/Piscotty best all around

  37. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    ROS for W and K without murdered ratios . . . Lynn over Hendricks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t make that promise

  38. Daze says:
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    Grey
    Souza or Mancini ROS
    Thanks

  39. James Bolger says:
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    Streamonater has Forest Whitley starting for HOU on Thurs 8/10. I don’t see that info anywhere else. Can you provide any insight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t but if you comment on the bottom of SON, Rudy will get an email and answer you

  40. jose says:
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    Morning Grey!

    1. For those of us that started Musgrove last night at Coors, I’m not sure it’s our turned-down turnips we should be comparing, but maybe instead it should be our mashed potato brains for A. Thinking it was a good idea to start Musgrove at Coors, B. Having too many teams to realize we started Musgrove at Coors (Guilty!), C. You already know there is no C. Dodged a bullet there. Glad I didn’t notice I started him until I checked my teams this morning.

    2. Briefly mentioned above, but would you start Glasnow tonight vs. BAL? SON says it’s a double digit yes based on the K/9.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: 1. haha 2. I think he’ll be lucky to throw 4 IP, but Orioles don’t scare me

      • jose says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, just needed that extra push.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. Paul says:
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    With McCullers Hurt

    Who replaces him… Peacock or McHugh or minor league player

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Hoping McHugh, have no idea

  42. bill amodeo says:
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    What up Grey

    Villar or Devers ros?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mean, Devers is safer, but I’d try Villar

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: I would say it is needs based. SB/runs = Villar, HR/RBI = Devers.

        Personally, I feel like Devers is not going to go through a whole season without a good reasonably long power streak, and he has not really had one yet.

  43. Acuna Matata says:
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    Grey – Another amazing write-up, Razzball is my go-to resource every season. Thank you for all you do.

    I am having a hard time deciding keepers for next year… Yahoo 12 team forever keeper OPS and SV/Holds league (I have to keep 10)

    C – Molina
    1B – Gurriel
    1B – Merrifield
    2B – Gennett
    2B – Castro
    3B – Machado
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Turner
    SS – Correa
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Blackmon
    OF – Acuna
    OF – Soto
    Util – Eaton / Brantley

    SP – Scherzer, Kluber, Kershaw, Snell, Eovaldi, Fulmer
    RP – Chapman, Boxberger, Norris, Minter, Bradley, Barnes, Trivino, W Smith, Giles

    Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Acuna Matata: Thanks!

      Scherzer, Kluber,
      3B – Machado
      3B – Rendon
      SS – Turner
      SS – Correa
      OF – Stanton
      OF – Blackmon
      OF – Acuna
      OF – Soto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tho, could see Aroldis or Kershaw instead of Kluber maybe

    • Ante Galic says:
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      @Acuna Matata: Acuna Matata!

      My $0.02…

      Soto, Acuna, Blackmon, Stanton, Correa, Turner, Machado, Scherzer, Kluber and Chapman

      On the bubble…Rendon, Kershaw

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Great keepers whichever way you go

        • Ante Galic says:
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          @Grey: Grey!

          Yeah, ditto! I wish I had that problem. But kudos to Acuna Matata for great drafting and acquisitions.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Acuna Matata has taught us something more valuable, to believe in our carefree attitudes

            • Acuna Matata says:
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              Thanks for the advice Grey and Ante, I agree it is a great position to be in.

              I was leaning towards the Rendon over Chapman/Kershaw but its hard to not want Chapmans saves/ratios.

  44. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey (and Rudy), I see that SON has Forrest Whitley listed to start on 8/10. Haven’t seen any news of a call up, does SON know something I don’t?

  45. fausto says:
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    T.Anderson or J.Villar ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fausto: I wanna say Villar, but you have the tattoo so I wanna say Anderson… Tough call

  46. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Need 2 ROS

    Heaney
    Gausman
    Kahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Heaney

      • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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        @Grey: What’s wrong with Heaney ? 3.75/1.13 and 116 k’s in 122 innings 116 ks/32 walks. Been just fine for my best team in NFBC.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think anything’s wrong with him

          • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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            @Grey: I know Gausman’s on Atl., but I still prefer Heaney over him and Cahill. But I guess different strokes.
            Now if Stras can give me 8 quality starts, I may be able to make a run at #1 in the OLC. Was down by less than 600 points starting this week. AA Yankees. Also Breakdown. Also Runnin Down a Dream. All 3 top 25.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, they’re all close really

  47. DodgersWindowClosed says:
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    Dietrich or Trumbo

  48. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Time to drop Muncy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can see it in some leagues, but now that Puig’s out I’m interested to see how the Dodgers play it

  49. Walfritz says:
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    ROS Gausman or D-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lean Gausman, that could easily go D-Rod

  50. Jeff says:
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    Hey Gray,

    What sort of production do you think we can expect from Cano once he’s back? Is he no a clear pickup across all formats, or do you think playing time and rust make him not worth the headache? Looking at dropping Smoak or Devers to grab him.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think he’s that clear a pickup — maybe 7 HRs, .285 and some counting stats

  51. Schoolboy P says:
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    Sorry I can’t tune in for the podcast.
    Do you think it’s peacock or mchugh up for McCullers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

      • Schoolboy P says:
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        @Grey: worth owning?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, for a while now

  52. Erik says:
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    I started Arrieta, Morton and D. Rodriguez yesterday and came away with 0 wins. I just am not living right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but terrific stats

    • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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      @Erik: Do ratios and k’s count ?

  53. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto. 1 year keeper, 3 players max.

    Got a doozie… Received this ridiculous trade offer (all of your guys for all of my guys).

    Give: Lindor, Sale, Bregman, Osuna, Andujar, Gallo
    Get: TROUT, Judge, Severino, Giles, Andrus, Kinsler

    Comfortably in 1st place (15 points). Trade is coming from the guy in 2nd. Basically it’s a trade about keepers. I can still give up all of that and more than likely win the league.

    Here’s the dilemma. I’m set at keepers for next year – Jo-Ram, Sale, and one of Bregman, Khrush, or Bauer. That is the best ‘keepable’ trio of any team in the league, by a decent margin. The trade partner’s current best players are Mookie and Gleyber. The rest is trash. By accepting, I’d be boosting up his squad for next year (he’d probably keep Lindor and Sale to go along with Mookie). But then again, I’d have Trout, Jo-Ram, and either Judge or Sevvy, so I’d be in a good spot going in as well.

    I know everyone says you always take Trout. Never owned him; actually never had him even offered in a trade. But I’m giving a king’s ransom. Is he that valuable to have control of for 1.25 years that I make more competition for myself next year? Or am I good just holding?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want Trout

  54. Fogimon says:
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    Plucked Lynn off waivers for $1 for the 2 start week. Just need to survive a trip to Arlington for the best 1-week pick up of the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  55. Derrick says:
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    McHugh (guessing that he starts the rest of August) or Cahill in a points league where Wins are valued heavily?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  56. Scott Griffith says:
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    10 team head to head points league. I trade Jose Martinez and receive bauers-TB ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  57. GabeMania says:
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    RoS Pivetta or Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  58. Andre says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop Barraclaugh for Steckenrider, Gsellman, or Leclerc?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leclerc

  59. mike says:
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    What’s your feelings on Glasnow for rest of year and as a keeper for next year? In a saves league, would you rather have Glasnow or Steckenrider for rest of year and as a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Glasnow, will be a sleeper for me next year, but there’s no guarantee of anything — Prefer Glasnow as a keeper, Steckenrider for this year

  60. Caster Antonio says:
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    ROS D-Rod or Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, could go either way

  61. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Lost in the talk of Kapler’s maddening moves is his decision to play his left fielder super deep with one out, no one on, and a one run lead in the 9th with Escobar at the plate. His no doubles defense turned what quite possibly would’ve been an easy fly out into a double that ended up scoring later and tying the game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, hadn’t seen it, but does not surprise me

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Andy Green does this as well. It’s the ninth, get the outs. How many times have you watched a game, and breathed a sigh of relief due to the no doubles defense? Probably not many, if any.

        No doubles and bringing the infield in need to be used more sparingly. Hit probability is significantly increased when you play these kamikaze defenses.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, rarely makes any sense — not like pulling the goalie

  62. JP says:
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    Currently rotating between Hicks/Dickerson in my OF

    Would you trade either of those for Posey?

    Gattis is my current catcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  63. Reese says:
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    12 team mixed keeper 5×5 roto would you give Rizzo for devers and Gleyber Torres? Very low values for all three guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  64. Ryan Doumit says:
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    Yankees can grow staches, just like your bold beautiful one (Munson, Mattingly, Gossage and the great Sal Fasano… to name a few). It’s all the other stuff that needs to be in check.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, had no idea of their hirsute policies apparently

  65. Kline says:
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    Dynasty points league: Jake Lamb for Randal Grichuk and Trevor Cahill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  66. Ashtray says:
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    Arenado or Benintendi/Soto in a 14-team, keep 6 forever, OBP/SLG league?

    Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado, it’s fair

      • Ashtray says:
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        @Grey: as a follow up, which set of keepers would you rather have:

        Harper
        Stanton
        Bryant
        Benintendi
        Soto
        Hoskins or Torres or Bogaerts or T.Bauer

        OR

        Arenado
        Harper
        Stanton
        Bryant
        Hoskins
        Torrws
        Torres or Bogaerts or T.Bauer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arenado

  67. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – working on a trade where I would be shipping one of my potential final keeper options in a keep-7 forever league.

    Out of the below SPs, who would you want to keep as your 1 pitcher keeper (my other 6 keepers are top bats)?

    $11 Clevinger
    $3 Mikolas
    $4 Eflin
    $13 Ray

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either of top two, prolly Clevinger

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  68. Matty says:
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    Thanks to your advice I’m in the enviable position of not being sure which serviceable pitcher to drop in my favorite/ most competitive league. It’s an offense-heavy 12 team H2H and I’m right in the hunt for the last playoff spot. Given the format I’ve decided that I need another bench bat.

    Who would you drop first of: Kyle Gibson, Kevin Gausman, or Pivetta? I’m leaning Gibson.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson

  69. Alberto Encinas says:
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    Was offered Lindor and Bumgarner for Trout and Kimbrel. Considering Trout injury, which side do you prefer ROS? 18 team mixed, roto, re draft. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

  70. Launch Angle says:
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    Read that the ‘Stros are saying Springer could be back in the 10 days after further evaluation. Would you still trade Springer to get Soto in a this season only standard roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Launch Angle says:
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        @Grey:

        Soto over Acuna too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Launch Angle says:
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            @Grey:

            Ok, I’m now the proud owner of Soto after giving up Springer.

            Would you flip Soto to get Hoskins or hold?

            It’s a standard 5×5 roto (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG) this year only league. I’m in 1st overall by a decent margin. In 2nd place in HR and RBI, but only down by 1 and 5 in those categories.

            My lineup:

            C Molina
            1B Freeman
            2B Baez
            3B Arenado
            SS Lindor
            OF Trout, Betts, Benintendi, Soto
            UTIL Goldy, Bregman

            My 3 bench spots are occupied with pitchers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Hoskins

  71. Connor says:
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    Was offered 5 DL guys (Springer, Bryant, Myers, McCullers and Carlos Martinez) for Freeman and Weaver.

    I take that right? I have an open DL spot. I’m in 2nd & 11.5 games ahead of 5th to make playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you

  72. CrazyJ says:
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    I feel like I’m in European Vacation… god I miss April/May Wade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, hope you’re having fun!

  73. Dancin Homer says:
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    I know you touched on it above (as well as in couple comments), but 12-team deep bench league; do you hold McCullers?

    Have 3x DL Slots and they’re currently occupied by: W. Ramos, A. Wood, & H. Strickland

    Does he have a chance to start again before Fantasy playoffs?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dancin Homer: Lose Strickland and DL Lance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop him

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you drop McCullers or as @Cram It states above, drop Strickland and move McCullers to the DL?

        Thanks again

        • Cram It says:
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          @Dancin Homer: He said he would drop him. Honestly, it’s not going to matter. They’ll both be useless if they return for a month.

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            @Cram It:

            Got it; thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think we see anymore of McCullers this year

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            @Grey:

            Appreciate the help as always

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  74. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    I’m in a 15 team roto keeper – SP is crazy thin on the wire and I just lost McCullers – what are your thoughts on the Reds calling up Stephenson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t now your other options, I guess can try him, but I expect nothing…

  75. fleeced says:
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    Drop Belt, Devers, Moncada or Sano for Jeff McNeil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  76. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Went and played golf with my older brother today. I’m not the greatest golfer (e.g., high-80s), but he is awful. He hit’s the ball in the woods or the water almost every hole and never counts his penalty strokes. He always keeps score and miraculously wins at the end. Call him out, or, just let it ride?

    In unrelated news…I got a two-week bye in the 1st round of the playoffs in my 12-team keeper league. I currently have 5 closers (i.e., Treinen, Rondon, Hand, Allen, and LeClerc). I can’t have 5 closers and be able to compete in IP and QS as other teams will be streaming. Who’s the drop?

    Mahalo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s up, ‘poop? Let it ride with Brother Poop, it makes him feel better… Allen

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: I always let it ride. Thanks for the advice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope you and Brother ‘poop work it out!

  77. The Great Knoche says:
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    Anyone hear what happened to Max Fried Potato’s?

    Stat line looks good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strained groin

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: He takes a line drive off the pitching arm and strains his groin? I guess you can only have oblique or groin injuries this season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s the summer of ‘damn my innards’

  78. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    ROS bench bat in deep roto – Kiermaier or Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: My man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s me!

  79. JC says:
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    Pitch Pivetta in AZ tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am, but it’s not safe

  80. JC says:
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    Pitch Pivetta in AZ Tonight?

    • JC says:
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      Sorry for the duplicate. The first time I did it didn’t show up. Then when I put the second one , it came up twice
      Thank for the advice!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  81. Big league choo says:
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    5×5 OBP

    Need SS help with chris Taylor getting bounced from everyday duty

    Adalberto mondesi, Tim beckham, Andrelton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  82. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team redraft with NA slot

    1) Drop Victor Robles to continue holding Kyle Tucker, or vice versa?

    2) I want to pick up/stream some pitchers and I’ve got too many hitters so I need to drop one or two of these guys. Is this rank correct from best to most droppable?

    Desmond, Healy, Puig

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d try Robles, neither are likely to be worth owning 2. Looks right

  83. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Jeez, why is the SON hating on Mike Mont today? Line-up full of RH hitters? Royals are shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never likes him

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: Same as I used to feel about Chone Figgins haha. I never owned him but that bastard never did the right thing by me, ever.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, a Figgy of speech of course

  84. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Osuna now droppable? (Rondon apparently to remain Houston closer), right?
    And Ceveland also now a 50:50 arrangement. Who to drop — Hand, Leclerc, Yates.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s two games, I wouldn’t drop Osuna — Allen

  85. lwomack58 says:
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    Carpenter hits 30th home run today and to think I picked him up off the wavier wire.

    On another team I need a 1st baseman. My choices-Sano, Yuli, Belt, Mancini, Cron, Pearce, Bell and Slater. Who would you choose.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’d try Mancini for a few

  86. Taking14DaTeam says:
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    DeJong or Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  87. Tinman95 says:
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    Who would you take over Muncy if his value plummets?

    Souza Jr
    K. Marte
    Mancini
    Ahmed

    • Tinman95 says:
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      @Tinman95: Diaz
      Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza’s heating up, and Mancini

  88. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Bad day to have the ol’ Tepera-Giles handcuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oy

  89. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited season moves (budget)

    1. Top 3 SP options from this group: D. Rodriguez, Gibson, Eflin, Chacin, Musgrove, Holland, Glasnow, Cahill

    2. Hold Haniger or drop for: Bauers, Aguilar, Chapman, Dickerson, Conforto, Souza, Cargo

    Thanks!

  90. Gotime says:
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    Might be too late but I own Minter and Knebel as closers 12tm redraft H2H cats.. use 1 of 13 moves to spec add Maddon as Was closer or meh

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