Yesterday, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 3-for-5, 4 RBIs with his 11th and 12th homer, hitting .304.  Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is the greatest living hitter, and I’m not living in a hyperbolic chamber, while dining out on superlatives to describe how hot Gurriel’s been since he returned from the minors.  On our 30-day Player Rater, he’s a near-top 10 hitter over the last month. His father, Yuli Gurriel, calls his son every day and asks him how he does it and LouGu Jay R is just like, “Father, I cannot explain my success with the white ball.”  And Yuli’s like, “Careful with the coded language because I learned the hard way people don’t like racism. Who knew?”  LouGu Jay R may simply be a hot bat, but there’s something to be said for a guy who has been hot the entire time he’s returned from the minors.  Maybe this is LouGu’s floor vs. ceiling.  At least one Junior is impressing on the Jays.  “I got a better butt.”  That’s Vlad Jr. modeling in front of a mirror for ESPN’s Nude Magazine. However, the song Vlad Jr. sings to his reflection is apt, “Gurriel, you knows it’s true.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Danny Jansen – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .184.  Watch out, Danny Jansen’s got almost as many homers as Jarrod Dyson and a higher average than Odor!

Giancarlo Stanton – Hit the IL with a PCL strain. Starting a GoFundMe to buy a padded sumo wrestler suit for Giancarlo to wear. Please donate whatever you can. Was hoping for 25+ homers from Giancarlo the rest of the way. Now I’d take a good month of Ketel Maris from Giancarlo.

James Paxton – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.34.  Settles into desk, opens final exam at Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston, and reads, “If number one pitchers are not number one pitchers, then number two pitchers are number one pitchers or number two pitchers are number three pitchers or number two pitchers are number two pitchers?”  Raises hand, “I’ll need an extra fifteen minutes because I have to walk my labradoodle service animal in the middle of the test.”

Didi Gregorius – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Didi, Didi, Didi, can’t you see, sometimes your home runs hypnotize me?

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Sometimes I like to imagine LeMahieu DJ’ing a party on my fantasy teams while Giancarlo, healthy and vibrant, hands out light sticks.

Corey KluberIndians said Kluber could be cleared for a throwing program this week.  That’s baseball speak for:  Hey, other teams, let’s talk chicken, and by ‘chicken’ I mean trades, because you know you want Kluber for the playoffs and we just want anything for him in a trade.

Carlos Carrasco – Played catch on Monday.  Cleveland Plain Dealer reported, “The Indians can’t comment on Carrasco’s condition because it is not a baseball-related issue. He is receiving treatment and it is not believed to be life threatening.”  That’s about as plain dealing as I’ve heard in a while.  Yo, Plain Dealer, maybe you soften up the edges a little bit?  Shizz is a little too plain.

Trevor Bauer – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.55.  He needed 127 pitches to get thru six and two-thirds, but he’s got a new exercise workout thoough, don’t cha know. With a bit more training, he might be up for a 175-pitch complete game. Honestly, if it comes with a dozen Ks, he can throw 160 pitches every game. Nolan Ryan might enforce his patent, but I say go for it.  Love to see Nolan Ryan noogie a patent attorney.

Jake Bauers – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Was out a few days with an ankle injury, but he’s back on the schmotato smokestack with three homers in the last 15 games, and hitting near-.300.

Tyler Naquin – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games, 4th homer in eight games.  That ain’t Naquin, that’s purple drank!

Tony Gonsolin – 4 IP, 4 ER in his 1st major league start.  Fun fact!  Gonsolin is also the remedy for goose diabetes.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 26th homer, hitting .354.  Imagine you drafted Yelich and Bellinger.  I imagine this like John Lennon imagined all kinds of stuff.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (18) and legs (3), hitting .283.  Jarrod Dyson (3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) also stole two bags (18, 19) in this game, and Tim Locastro (1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI) stole one (7).  Rare in today’s game to see guys steal so many bags, especially on the surehanded Russell Martin…*holds finger to ear bud* Sorry, I’m hearing from Alyssa Milano that’s “cold sore-handed.”

Jake Lamb – 0-for-4, 3 Ks, as he returned from the IL, and immediately pushed Christian Walker to the bench.  That is just a brilliant move, but I’m using the archaic definition of brilliant to mean “you got Brillo pads for brains.” This devalues Walker, Lamb and shepherds everywhere.

David Dahl – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 10th homer, and his 3rd homer in four road games.  I’m not saying this recent power surge and all the splendiferousness that has come from Dahl this month is due to my weeks-long badgering of him for not hitting for power, but I will take credit.

German Marquez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.29.  Wow, way to take advantage of a cushy matchup in San Fran.  How about a road game in a vacuum set to ‘suck?’  And he’d prolly still blow.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-4, 1 run, and his 10th and 11th steals, hitting .327.  Reached on one hit that had an expected batting average of .060. If you don’t think FTJ is Fun The Jewels FAST you’re not paying attention.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homer, and Hunter Renfroe (1-for-5) also hit his 24th homer.  Mean’s while, Wil Myers asked if a putout was 4-3 or 5-3, trying to get a hold of keeping score on the bench.

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .287.  Hosmer hasn’t been bad this year, but everyone against the Orioles is like hitting in Coors with helium pumped into the humidor.

Jonathan Villar – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .252.  After the game, Villar talked about his new approach, “I just try to picture hitting against Orioles starters.”

Pedro Severino – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .278. If you punted catcher, and drafted Pedro Severino and Roberto Perez, you’d have 23 homers.  If you drafted Contreras and Realmuto, you’d only have 27 homers.

Willie Calhoun – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .364.  Can you get FOMO even without OMO’ing? I dropped Calhoun the other day, stupidly, and he has 14 straight games of getting on base, hustling from 2nd on a sac fly to score and hitting bombs, so I figured for sure someone grabbed him, but he was still there.  Still had the F scared out of me, but did not have the OMO.

Danny Santana – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  I know Hunter Pence’s Zombino Revival Story, the Musical is already sold out for its 5-night run at the Kiwanis Club of Arlington in Downtown Rangersville, but can’t they trade Pence so Calhoun, Dannys and Gallo can all play?  Though, yesterday was a great start by benching Odor for Antana.  *chef’s kiss*

Mike Minor – 9 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.40.  The ERA should be reason enough for the fawning over Minor like you’re Gary Glitter, but Minor has two of the top 40 best starts of the season.

Matt Boyd – 7 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  Gave up three homers, which was Matthew’s snafu — Mattfu — but any time you’re buttering up a biscuit with 11 Ks, I’d go with that Mattfu — hiYAH!

Brandon Dixon – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 4th homer in the last ten games.  I own Bra-Dix (sexy!) in two leagues, have put him in the past two Buy columns and it’s been crickets in the comments about picking him up.

Zac Gallen – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  Mehlins’ Meh-Yin Chen gave up his inherited runs, and sunk Gallen’s line.  Mattingly uses kid gloves to tie his shoes, and invariably trips over his own feet.

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  Anything else against the Mehlins would’ve been unacceptable.

Jason Vargas – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.66.  The Ks aren’t surprising in retrospect, Vargas now has a strong inclination for punch outs.

Dominic Smith – 3-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (7) and legs (1), hitting .339, and his 3rd homer in three games.  Been real hesitant about touting him because he’s not an everyday player, per se, but per se’s french and what do they know about baseball.

Jeff McNeil – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .351.  Haven’t mentioned much how I was telling everyone and their mother (what’s up, cougars?) to draft McNeil in the preseason. I’d be full of shizz if I said I expected this.  I thought he was more like Jeff Kent and less like Gregg Jefferies.  By the by, I know Jefferies as a punchline, due to his rookie card, and as an average hitter, but I just went to look at his career stats.  He had years of 16/46/.342.  Holy crap!

Daniel Mengden – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.03.  Wow, Daniel Mengden looks like a…*sunglasses on* must stash. High five the crap out of my hand I will not hold it up forever okay if you want to leave me hanging fine.  Streamonator says Mengden’s next start is not a great one.

Craig Kimbrel – Headed to Chicago to be activated on Thursday.  Fun fact!  TSA airport security said Kimbrel is one of the best guys to pat down because of his Golden Arches stance.

Yu Darvish – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.98.  Too bad Kimbrel wasn’t there yesterday, he could’ve worked a solid, yet inconsequential 8th.

Nick Markakis – 1-for-4, 3 RBis and his 7th homer.  Sparkakis!

Brian McCann – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Hot take:  Every catcher is hitting well.  Debate and dissect.  Mansplainer, “Actually, everyone is hitting well.”

Tanner Roark – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.36.  Imagine looking at Roark and not picking him up.  Again, he has a 3.36 ERA.  He’s only owned in 16% of ESPN leagues.  C’mon, my doodes.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer.  This game was most noteworthy for Puig not getting tossed out.

Raisel Iglesias – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.86.  Let me guess, Raisel didn’t like how he was used.  Hayzeus Cristo Iglesias!  For those who just found us from Googling “Hayzeus Cristo Iglesias,” welcome. We’re not a Latin church website, but we will accept donations.  I guess Michael Lorenzen could be owned, but Lozenge is better than Muslim Mrs. Garrett or Raisel?  I don’t know; I doubt it.

Jaime Barria – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.55.  Barria goes by the nickname, “I guess I could see streaming him, but he’s not really worth the energy for me to click the mouse three times.” Foolishly, it’s the name he always gives baristas.

Justin Bour – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer, hitting .190.  The Bourbino rises from the ashes of Coke bottles and orphans!

Framber Valdez – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.57.  Exxon Valdez left a smaller skidmark than what Framber Valdez did to my fantasy teams.  Well, with his next matchup in Coors, goodbye, you Framby-pamby.

George Springer – 3-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .316.  Hello, old friend.

Josh Bell – 1-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .310.  Hello, younger, old friend.

Kevin Newman – 4-for-6, 3 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (5), hitting .326.  Hello, Newman.

Corey Dickerson – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .333. He’s not playing anywhere close to every day, but I will cyclops him, because that’s why I purchased all these monocles.

Dario Agrazal – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  I believe Agrazal is Spanish for agave, or maybe agave is Spanish, I need to ask Beto.  Either way Agrazal was sweet, but it was a spot start, and nothing in his minor league numbers is enticing.

Eddie Rosario – Left yesterday’s game with an ankle sprain.  Oh, help me, Jesus Aguilar, don’t let this be serious.  “I cannot lose you, Eddie, I can’t,” I say to an apple I’ve drawn a face onto.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.73, and his third straight meh start.  Odorizzi, bro, it’s too early to be limping to the finish line.

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .244.  If Rosario is seriously hurt, I’m blaming Kiermaier for the Fantasy Baseball Overlord confusing their mojos.

Willy Adames – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tim Anderson – Hit the IL with a high ankle sprain, and is in a walking boot.  So, he’s hurt and the meter maids got him. Great.

Yoan Moncada – Left yesterday’s game limping, due to a knee contusion, after being pelted by a Sale pitch on the legbow.  I’m being told he’s day-to-day. I was told this by my dog, Ted.  By the way, say what you want about Son of Sam, but if my dog tells me to do something, I’m listening too.

James McCann – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Everyone with the last name starting with “Mc,” should pronounce it Emcee, so it’s Emcee Cann.  How do we get this to happen?

Jose Abreu – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .260.  Don’t look now but the 1st base position is pretty stacked again.  There’s currently 17 1st basemen in the top 100 on the Player Rater, and four guys just behind them knocking on the door.

Andrew Benintendi – Out of the lineup because his legs felt heavy.  Benintendi now using excuses from the book, “Why Humans Can’t Live On Jupiter.”

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Just Dong because he deems balls useless.

Matt Barnes – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his 6th blown save, ERA at 4.19.  Alex Cora has so many better relievers you really have to wonder why he keeps trying to make Barnes a thing.  Is Barnes his fetch?  This reminds me of all of these teams using garbage pitchers as Openers.  It worked for the Rays because they had good pitchers.  Just because it’s ‘cool’ to not have a set closer does not mean you should not have a set closer.  Brandon Workman’s doing work, man!

Chris Sale – 6 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  He was crushed by the White Sox in the classic rivalry of Sox vs. Sox, straight from the pages of Washing Machine Digest.  Editor of WMD, “Okay, we’ll be doing a mailbag again next week, but if I get one question about a lost sock or why we’re named after nukes, I will shut this down!”

  1. mUshi says:
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    hey everyone.

    trade question (20 team – 8 keeper h2h)
    a. story for jram and brantley
    b. story for jram and mous

    Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      a. Story
      b. Story

    • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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      i know everybody would mostly always say “always get the best player in a trade” well, even in a 20 teamer, with only 8 keepers, this is probably closer to 100% true than those that don’t agree with that statement usually would say. unless jose ram changes into something he’s not been in over a year now he’d probably not even be a wanted keeper in that league for smart people (yes i know that means he shouldn’t be ranked even 160th overall anymore next year, at least if we include top end prospects you could easily want to keep more than him, which should be done for a league like this)

      • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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        jose ram’s fair AVG is now at .252, with 5 HR’s, .639 OPS, 18 steals, not even .22 RBI + runs per at bat (and he’s hit in good part of lineup all year obv). so he’s a steals source only now. here’s some other guys and try to think back to where they were ranked this year:

        mallex (better OPS, RBI + runs while often hitting in far worse part of lineup AND more steals, same HR’s in less at bats since he went to minors),

        dyson (undrafted probably almost everywhere but NL only and 20 teamers or really deep 16’s, nearly 100 points better OPS, same HR’s even as a righty only side guy, better RBI’s + runs per at bat while also at least some of the time in far worse part of lineup)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with MP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others for Story

  2. Shoe Bill Storks of Uganda says:
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    20 teams. Should I accept an offer of N Cruz for my C Hamels? The offer doesn’t address a need of mine- if anything it takes from my weakness and gives me more stats that I don’t need. However, Rudy has Cruz as a $28 player and Hamels as $12. It seems to me sometimes trades can be about building equity that one can later flip to address needs.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If you think you can easily flip him later then sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Cruz is over Hamels, but there’s lots of players over Hamels, why not get one you need

  3. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    If Lazardo has a good start tomorrow in AAA, are we picking him up everywhere?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He still probably has a little more stretching out to do but I’d be fine stashing him right now if you have a decent size bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  4. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    AL only with QS over wins. have these (1 stash slot)
    SP: framber (got NA’d lately, probably back later though), paxton, bieber, duffy, skaggs, minor, porcello, gibson, m.manning in the lone stash slot.

    just throw framber away for one of (or stream): yarbrough, j.chavez (SON hates him, but he’s done well for a while now, and his FIP is 4.07, not horrible for your worst AL only guy, and only barely worse than framber’s and i’m not sure if his counts his yesterday game yet), barria (SON hates him too but his FIP is 3.8, about 2.7 runs bad luck from his ERA)

    OR throw m.manning away and stash framber in the lone stash slot, stream from above after?

    manning (esp with mize down) is best stashable later season guy here, luzardo/puk already gone. honeywell out season.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I would swap Manning for Yarbrough. Your staff is probably strong enough to hold both Framber and Manning if you want though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. gc tacos says:
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    JP Crawford! Hot potato!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, he is

  6. Chucky says:
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    Why isn’t Dominick Smith playing everyday? Dom has a higher OPS than Alonso. Can’t be because he’s a LHH who can’t hit LHP because his OPS v LHP is higher than it is for RHP? Is it possible that Calloway or whomever he or she is who replaces Calloway realizes this? Anyone else sticking their toes in the water and hopefully someone, somewhere, somehow realizes this?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Smith isn’t a better hitter than Alonso

      • Chucky says:
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        Never said he was. But he is better than JD Davis and Todd Frazier

        • B_Don

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          As far as I can tell, Dom has never played 3B, and while his numbers look better than JD’s, Dom also has a .390 BABIP right now. JD has a better barrel rate, hard hit rate, and avg exit velocity.

          Also, trying to make sense of what the Mets are doing is a fool’s errand.

          • knucks says:
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            Hah! Understanding the Mets is a fools errand for sure. But can’t they stick McNeil at 3B when Frazier slows down and play Dom in the OF?

          • knucks says:
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            I realize that I leave JD out of my equation. Would like to see Cram comment here…

            I grabbed Dom everywhere last night. When a guy has a homer in three straight games, that’s just standard protocol for me in the roto leagues I play in with deeper benches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keeps hitting Dom might not be taken out of the lineup, worth a flyer to see

  7. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Good morning guys, glad I grabbed Gurriel jr. When I got the heads up here. Thanks.
    Could you please rank these these 3 rp ‘ s ROS in a 12 team h2h weekly re-draft league that doesn’t credit for holds. Rogers looks pretty quietly solid. Thanks!

    Alvarado in TB
    Rogers in Minnesota
    Kelley in Texas

    • Donkey Teeth

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      All close: Alvarado, Kelly, Rogers for me. No problem with any order really.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning!

      Rogers, Kelley

  8. Womp says:
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    Is Wade Davis fixed?

    • B_Don

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      Always going to be some risk when he’s in Coors. He’s been great outside of Denver.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with BD

    • Fogimon says:
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      Not sure. Does he already have offspring?

  9. quinnmatt83 says:
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    When streaming based on the SON, what’s the best way to determine who to grab? Is it simply using $ or are there better ways of determining which guys to grab? More importantly, is there a Mendoza line for $ that you try and stay above?

    I rolled with Valdez, Pivetta, and Gallen last night based on them all being in the $3-8 range, which isn’t great, but also not in the (-). Needless to say, but my ratios tools a beating.

    Did I make the wrong call starting them? In a 10tm H2H, should I only being starting guys above a certain value? If so, what’s the target?

    Thanks you!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      rudy used to have a note at the bottom of SON page on what a good standard for say 12 teamers was (i.e. default league size). then deeper league you’d take lower than that, or if say a larger number max innings. also in that same area was a chart showing the math on how to use the two start per week numbers to come up with a total number for that week for that pitcher (for weekly leagues or limited moves per week leagues)

      • quinnmatt83 says:
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        Thank you. I do recall reading that earlier this year and I will definitely check it out again.

      • the two-start vs one-start pitcher calculation is now handled in the “Next Week” Streamers $ projections. You’ll see that 1-start pitchers are worth less in weekly $ than daily $ value because their daily $ value is based on other 1-start pitchers where they have to compete against 2-start pitchers in weekly (and get dinged on Wins/K’s).

        the FAQ (https://razzball.com/streamonator-faq/) has some general guidance on $ floor per league format. i think one quickly finds, though, what $ floor is typically available on waivers in their league and customizes their choices accordingly.

        • quinnmatt83 says:
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          Thanks Rudy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s FAQs on the SON page that explain cutoff $ values

      I usually just look at positive vs. negative

      I would’ve started all of those guys last night… Gallen was unlucky as I wrote in the post — Framber sucked and Pivetta is what he is

  10. Thundergunn says:
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    Love the didi Biggie blurb, think Framber is hurt, or just better in relief role?

    Roark is available in my league 14 teams, but next start is Brewers, grab and hold or wait til after?

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      Also, any thoughts on this Autin Adams guy RP in Seattle, he has been filthy in his last 7 innings 2 hits no runs 16 k’s and 5 holds. He’s 32, so skeptical, but wondering if he’s worth the grab

      • knucks says:
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        I just commented about Austin Adams too, with you there. Don’t know that we see him getting saves this year, but he was way off the radar until like a week and a half ago for me. Looks like a younger journeyman (he’s 28) that either figured something out or is just having a really nice stretch.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Austin Adams looks like a solid MR

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Framber really only has two pitches, better suited for a relief role IMO.

      I’d just wait on Roark there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know, but I wouldn’t own Framber anymore

      Roark should be owned

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

    Beeks is bulking for the Rays @ Minn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  12. galica says:
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    Grey!!

    Nice report, man.

    a. Offense keeps clicking (Escobar, Dahl, DannySantana, Springher) but man pitching continues to stink to high heaven (Iglesias, Paxton) although Rogers did well.

    Hitting line – runs=7, RBIs=10, HRs=4, SB=2, BA=.269
    Pitching line – IP=8, hits=12, BB=5, K=6, saves=1, ERA=11.25, WHIP=2.125

    b. Signed up Minter dropping Geovanny Gallegos. I thought Gallegos would be the closer in STL (just a guess) ’cause he’s looked good and the Mexican has great control, command, strike rate, what else do you need to close. High hopes for Minter.

    c. On the Rox SF game, the wind was blowing out at 11 MPH so home runs were the norm.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 27

    Albert (Costello): What is this?

    Eddie (Abbott): That’s an invite. “Dear friends, I would be delighted to have you as my guests…”at Briarwood during the coming weekend. “I am looking forward to seeing you again. Your friend, Mrs. Roger Winthrop.” Hey, this is our big chance. Do you know those big estates up there have four and five bathrooms each?

    Albert (Costello): Four and five bathrooms? In one house?

    Eddie (Abbott): Certainly!

    Albert (Costello): Eddie, that’s a lot of plumbing.

    Eddie (Abbott): That’s what I’m thinking of. If we go up there and act as though we belong
    in society, we can get all that business. We’d make a fortune.

    Albert (Costello): You sure we’d make a fortune?

    Eddie (Abbott): Certainly!

    Albert (Costello): Then I can marry Elsie Hammerdingle. Oh! Oh yes, Eddie! We made an agreement. Ever since the day I made her a ring outta the gum wrapper and I…put it on her thumb. Can you imagine me, Mr. Elsie Hammerdingle, the society plumber? We’re really goin’ places!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ha, same

      B. Yeah, maybe, doubt it but never know

      C. Gotcha

      D. Nice!

    • Mannnnnn says:
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      That’s just your opinion mannnnnnnnn

  13. Batman says:
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    Jeff McNeil is DJ LeMahieu without the POWER! Imagine that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  14. Chud says:
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    Looking to replace TAnderson for a few weeks…..

    Biggio
    Adames
    DSantana

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Adames for me but Biggio works fine too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Aardvark says:
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    Hold alzolay or stash McKay?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold Alzolay. Might try to roster both if that’s an option…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Aardvark says:
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        My staff is
        Liam Hendricks
        Boyd
        Ryu
        Chirinos
        Marquez
        Alzaroy
        Jon Gray

        And drops for McKay?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  16. LaRockakis says:
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    Lourdes Gurriel or Jean Segura, rest of season? 10 team points league.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Segura for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. baby seal says:
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    G!!

    Long time no talk… been super busy.

    You like Romo or Minter if you need saves…?

    Hope you’re having a good week!

    Cheers,
    Baby Seal

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Romo

      • baby seal says:
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        That’s where I was leaning. Any interest in Workman?

        Already picked up Lorenzen.

        So it’s Strop, Hand, Pressly, Lorenzen, then Romo soon. Assuming Strop us gone by the weekend… could add one more, or this may be fine for now actually.

        Thanks DT!! Seals and donkeys getting along… if only I knew how to change my pic!

        – Seal

        • baby seal says:
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          And I could maybe swap Minter for Lorenz… honestly, haven’t had time to look into much and I know it’s a bit of a crapshoot either way. Thanks guys!!

          • knucks says:
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            I think Swarzak is up next for the Braves, should they make a change

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Donkeys and Seals living in harmony

            Romo, Workman

            • baby seal says:
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              HAHAHA, what a team?!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                It’s all coming up Seals!

                • baby seal says:
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                  Check out the new pic!!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Baby Seal, you look dope! Too bad to take that pic the photographer glued that seal’s fins to the ice, but that shizz melts eventually

                    • baby seal says:
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                      Such a Debbie Downer!!

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            For what is worth, Minter got saves for Braves last night…I grabbed him in my league..

            Go here to change your pic: https://en.gravatar.com/site/login

            • knucks says:
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              That’s because Swarzak was also unavailable. I was watching the game last night and Minter looked okay. A bit wild. I don’t trust that guy anymore. The broadcast booth was giving McCann some serious praise over how he was handling both Touki and Minter.

            • baby seal says:
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              Thanks, done!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seal! No excuses!

      Romo

      • baby seal says:
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        I got Romo! Need to figure out who to get next. Looks like Workman ?

        • baby seal says:
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          Ah man, emojis don’t work on this 1998 version of the web ;-)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I have emojis shut off, we don’t get many 14 year old girls flying thru

            • Slimcompoop says:
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              Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, think you gotta do it, baby seal

  18. Call me El Jefe says:
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    I feel as though I’m to blame for Giancarlo. Every year which I’ve owned him in my dynasty league, he’s been locked in the DL spot. The only time I didn’t have him, he had his career year.
    Never again Giancarlo, never again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never again for Giancarlo’s sake, please

      • Dave D says:
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        I hear he’ll be rehabbing with Danny Salazar soon..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • call me el jefe says:
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            Lol Salazar was a favorite staple on my team as well!! High hopes crushers

  19. Brill says:
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    Add one in a roto league

    Romo
    Elias
    Kelley
    Workman

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Romo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. rhodyballer says:
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    Gotta take Bregman over Cole, right? Or should I shop Cole for more?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Take Bregman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      take bregman and run

  21. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team Saves+Holds 5×5 roto

    Please pick the 3 to have…

    Hendriks, LeClerc, S.Kelley, Seth Lugo, L.Trivino, H.Rondon, C.Stammen, W.Harris, A.Miller, and Swarzak.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      First 3

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Hendricks Kelley and Swarzak for me…..Not sure what is going on with LeClerc, but in SV+Hold, Swarzak is a good option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendriks, Kelley then who knows… Stammen

  22. BH says:
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    Start Wheeler tonight vs Phils?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eh. I’d start him in H2H and deeper roto leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I have Wheeler AND Diaz:(

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oofa

  23. David Kohn says:
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    Starting Bryse Wilson today?

    @ CHC TChatwood —> -14.9

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • David Kohn says:
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        Figured.

        I just got that sonofabench FOMO going on with it, since I missed out on Fried earlier this week.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  24. Mom says:
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    Can we bring the old baseballs back for JoeRam?

    JoeRam or Senzel keep forever? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Problem is he is using the old baseball, early 20th century balls

  25. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Is Framber Veldez in the Minors? I says so in on e league but not the other

    I guess it is still stashing Stanton i’ve held him since the draft. He may go on a tear late august if fhe doesnt tear anything else

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      Also if Framber is in Minors who would you put in in Kuechel or Yamamoto or neither? Kuechel got lit up and Yammamoto has the Phillies hot bats this week. I

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yamamoto, these are streamers tho

  26. Jean Genie says:
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    Grey!

    I’m in a 30 team roto dynasty league and not competitive this year and probably not next year. I’m sitting on a Paddack and debating flipping him to fill some holes on my offense. So far, the offers are

    1. Paddack for Verdugo and Laureano
    2. Paddack for Corey Seager.

    Would you take either? His innings management makes it harder for competitive teams to spend on him as they are focused on this year, which makes me think I should hold and reassess this offseason. What do you think?

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      Need alot more info like your needs but I think Paddack could be a top 15-20 guy for the next few years so it depends on how your league values SPs. In most leagues they are crazy inflated in which case I’d hold on both of those offers, he could even be like a top 10 guy. Depends on your team makeup mostly but since you’re playing for 2+ years from now I’d be hesitant to move paddack. Just my opinion tho.

      • Jean Genie says:
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        Thanks for the input. Tough call. Love Paddack but do I hold the pitcher for two years or sell him for a hitter? As much a philosophical question than anything.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For Seager is super boring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d take Seager I guess

      • Jean Genie says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. Boston Mike says:
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    ROS – Robles or Mercado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

  28. Juubaka says:
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    A:Is peacock a bad bet to start today?. After he just blew out the yankees i thought yess. But the Pitts have not been giving of a bad stench.
    B: should i drop Minter for Swarzak?
    C: Should i drop franmil for schwarber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Is he going against Pitt? Sounds fine

      B. Okay C. Meh

  29. KrazyIvan says:
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    Sonofabench yesterday. Had Willie Calhoun and Hello Newman parked there.
    You can’t have nice things when you do stupid things. That is not me quoting me but trying instead to earnestly name my H2H 12 team.

    Great write up again. Thanks for the Jeffries recall. I really started paying attention to Mets as a kid after the 86 series and when Jeffries came up shortly after he was one of my favorites. He was a legit switch hitter that had nearly identical avg/obs splits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      Thanks! Yeah, was surprised at how good Jefferies’s #s were, didn’t remember that

  30. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Keuchel, Gibson, Heaney, Robbie Ray

    Lose anyone above to add Jon Gray?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  31. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: You buying JP Crawford’s breakout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Breakout? He has 2 HRs and one steal in 110 ABs

      • Dave D says:
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        Haha!!! Your tough to please, Grey…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not that tough!

          • Dave D says:
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            You’re acting like you want to win your league or something radical like that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              God forbid!

              • Bill Lumbergh says:
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                Fair enough – as a long suffering M’s fan, I’m just looking for a glimmer of hope… Perhaps he’s coming into his own IRL with a .316 BA and .883 OPS, but not so much for fantasy purposes. Thanks for the response.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem, he might be, but kinda meh

  32. BAC says:
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    Every cubs game I go to is a Darvish start. I really need to stop torturing myself…

    Anyways, 12 team 5×5 OBP, saves+holds. Need a drop (or to throw a few trades around) to make room for Gallo. Apologies ahead of time for full team disclosure but having some difficulty with this one. Low in saves+holds, ERA.

    C: Sisco
    1B: Hoskins
    2B: Biggio
    3B: Bryant
    SS: Trea Turner
    IF: Hunter Dozier
    OF: Choo
    OF: Yordan
    OF: Mallex Smith
    OF: Franmil Reyes
    OF: Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
    Bench: Eloy Jimenez
    Bench: Shohei Ohtani
    Injured List: Gallo

    P: Ty Buttrey
    P: Sean Newcomb
    SP: German Marquez
    SP: Patrick Corbin
    SP: Jack Flaherty
    SP: Giolito
    RP: Hader
    RP: Pagan
    RP: Ian Kennedy
    RP: Brandon Woodruff
    Bench: Adbert Alzolay
    Bench: Canning
    Bench: Zack Gallen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ouch

      Adbert

  33. Jeremy Burke says:
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    ROS in a vacuum. Who is most valuable?
    Matt Carpenter
    Garrett Hampson
    Garrett Cooper.

    And why the F is Bueler pitching in Coors today? Wasnt the case when i set my lineup!
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

      Ugh, I know on Walker

      • Stumanji! says:
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        Are we starting WB @ Col in H2H? He just went CG with 16 Ks last time out… seems crazy that I want to bench him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Start

  34. Raymond Reddington says:
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    Asking for my only friend.

    Senzel or JoeRam in a keeper forever? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JoRam

  35. knucks says:
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    Found myself digging through stats on Austin Adams. He’s had a nice month in the Mariners pen. Was shocked to see that he’s been bouncing around the league this year… (Nats, Twins, Tigers, Mariners). Obvi not likely to be getting Saves in the near future, but he’s been great for me in my Holds leagues the past couple of weeks, with a solid K/9.

    • knucks says:
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      Upon further digging, it looks like he pitched shortly with the Nats in April and was then moved to Seattle. But Rotowire/Fangraphs has some news clip about the Tigers/Twins making a deal for him in May. Must have got the wrong Adams. But its funny that the Nats decided they were good with Trevor Rosenthal and didn’t need this guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, Nats screwed up on that, hadn’t realized he was on their team

  36. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Really finding it hard to keep Treinen through his injury in a ten team head to head categories league. Would you drop him for Luke Jackson, Liam, or Iglesias? I’m trying to figure out if the Athletics would consider keeping Hendriks in that role.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liam

  37. GimmeGimmeGimme says:
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    “Imagine you drafted Yelich and Bellinger.” Indeed I did! And Mondessi, Tatis, etc. What if I told you I also kept Acuna and Soto. POW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn! Nice!

  38. Joe Schmo says:
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    I’m being offered mallex for meadows in my 12 team, 8 man keeper. It’s a total stronghold move as my main competition is set to acquire mallex for Tim Anderson instead. We’re both desperate for steals and the mallex owner is really only interested in my meadows or Y Alvarez for smith. I have to hold and look for steals elsewhere right? I just acquired villar. My team shouldn’t be bad in steals but nobody is running. Trying to win this year. Thanks!

    C Contreras
    1B freeman
    2B Baez
    3B Bregman
    SS trea
    Of – Alvarez
    Of – JDM
    OF – Hoskins
    Util – Villar
    Util – meadows
    Bench – upton
    SP – Scherzer, Bauer, giolito, Boyd, wheeler, bieber, Corbin
    Rp – Chapman, Martinez, Hand, Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Look for steals elsewhere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone tell Trea to run!

      • Joe Schmo says:
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        I would trade all of his homers for steals at this point. Also with this current pitching staff along with the fact that I’m projected 80+ innings over the inning cap do you think sitting Wheeler @PHI is reasonable today? I feel like where I’m projected to max out I should be playing matchups with fringy guys. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like he’s a sit

  39. bigbear says:
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    Looking to grab Workman for some SAGNOF since I’ve got two marginal closers (Parker, Kennedy) in a 12 team H2H. Who’s the drop? Or hold?

    Hitters – Alonso, Baez, H. Dozier, FTJ!, Hoskins, Dahl, Alvarez, Ohtani, Rizzo, JD Mart, Vlad, Eloy, Mondesi (DL).

    SP – Woodruff, Flaherty, Peacock, Marquez, Giolito, Bieber, Ryu, Paddack, C Smith, Strickland (DL)

    Feels like Flaherty would be my low man but…

    Some side notes on Flaherty: Mr. Prorater shows he’s pitched 85.1 IP and has already given up 18 HRs. (But HRs are up across the board.) Which goes along with a 6% drop in GB%. Exit Velo is about the same (86.4 vs 87.2) basically league average. LA is about the same (15.4), but that’s much higher than league average of 11.0). Barrel % is up significantly (6.6 vs 9.4) and much higher than league average (6.3). But I think the regression can be explained by pitch selection and maybe sequencing. He’s throwing his sinker/2-seamer less and slider less and 4-seamer more. Which is making everything less effective this year.

    What does Razznation think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t drop Flaherty, if he’s your only option, then you have no one to drop… Make a trade

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Thats a lot of SP, i’d look to trade a couple of them to upgrade and then pickup the RP.

    • knucks says:
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      I’m gonna pry Flaherty right now as a buy low. A neat 5.00 ERA alongside a 1.25 WHIP is kinda strange looking. Appreciate the digging you did with the more underlying stats.

  40. The Other JC says:
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    Paddack and Lucchesi for Snell and R Osuna. I could use saves and have Berrios, Castillo, Bieber, Yonny also on my staff. -2 teamer, h2h,
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  41. knucks says:
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    Not to toot my own tooter, but I’m glad I grabbed Newman when I did. Especially for the leagues where I really needed someone to offset my low AVG guys… owning Soler and Franmil has been nice, but also rough on the AVG.

    https://razzball.com/chris-paddack-sent-down/#comment-2896180

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Haha

  42. DonnieB says:
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    Thinking of trading my Dahl and a closer for Conforto but Dahl seems hot. Conforto seems ranked higher by most. Do you think I should trade for Conforto and,if so, add Hendriks,WSmith or Giles? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl can be better, as we said yesterday when you asked this

      • Fogimon says:
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        I believe he asked twice yesterday, and this is only the 1st time today.

        #facts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  43. Fred says:
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    I have the following team in a 12 team H2H points league, currently in 5th place with the first 6 teams making playoffs:

    Realmuto
    Voit
    Torres
    Devers
    Bogaerts
    Guerril Jr.
    Dahl
    Kingery
    Ed Rosario
    George Springer
    Senzel
    B Rodgers (DL – but trying to keep for next season if possible)
    JP Crawford
    Garrett Cooper
    Nolan Gorman (lifetime keeper)

    Verlander
    Minor
    Bieber
    Paddack
    Stripling
    Lynn
    Merill Kelly
    Greene
    Doolittle
    H Robles
    A Reyes (lifetime keeper)
    D Lamet (DL)

    I was thinking of possibly stashing Brendan McKay (SP) now that hes eligible on Yahoo. Anyone worth dropping to stash in your opinion?

    • Fred says:
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      I was thinking Kelly, but I would like to stream him against SF this week

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        i could see grabbing him after Kelly’s start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure what your team looks like, do you have bench hitters? Then maybe drop one of them

      • Fred says:
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        I usually bench Senzel, Cooper, and Rodgers when he wasn’t hurt. I also picked up JP Crawford last night when I heard Rosario was hurt in case he ended up on the DL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Rodgers

  44. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Asked and answered! Dahl is now top 5 on the 30 day rater, wahoo! we did it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, we put him on our backs and carried him to the promise land!

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        If we aim for the moon and miss, at least we can land among the stars!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What poetry!

  45. Curious George says:
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    What do you make of Rhys Hoskins peripherals? Lots of talk on different sites about selling high. If I were looking for OF in return and I can throw in a decent pitcher, who is a good return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s a 34 homer, .250 hitter… If someone thinks he’s much more, I guess trade him

  46. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto. 1250 max IP and on pace for IP

    You like Peacock v. PIT as a stream? SON has it at $8.6.

    I should also mention that I am primarily entirely streaming at this point. The only healthy SP that I hold is Wheeler and I’ve benched him for last 3 starts. I’m probably going to bench him again today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good to me

  47. Db says:
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    Vince Velasquez @miami, Merrill Kelly @sf which one going to boost my k/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      VV

  48. Dude at Dudes says:
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    Who is the better add ROS in deeper leagues: D. Smith (NYM), K. Newman (Pit) or JP Crawford (SEA)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newman

  49. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Pence or Puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  50. LaStella or Chavis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella

  51. sportssportssports says:
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    struggling with saves in a 12 teamer with deep benches. no current closers on the wire and many potential saves are rostered (lorenzen, barnes, gant, cmart, pagan, jimenez, leclerc, minter)

    for to give up mazara for mercado/leclerc on a flier leclerc finally takes the job back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado/Leclerc sounds good for Mercado, I have no faith in Leclerc at this point, but I’d guess they try to get him saves… If you’re trying to get saves, this is not the way to do it

  52. Tbone says:
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    Mondesi for Buehler?

    Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  53. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man, thanks to you I won last year in my keeper league and am 11-1 this year. My leaguemates are throwing a fit over me not rostering a catcher and since it’s not a rule to require a catcher to be rostered I am kindly telling them all to suck it. The league has been around for 10 or so years and there has never been a rule implemented mid-season so I told them they should just beat me then since I am playing one offensive player down to stack my pitching. How do you feel about this? Am I being smart or being an asshole? My offense is so stacked I am kicking ass even without a catcher. Thanks and keep up the good work man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA — nah, you’re being smart if you’re winning!

    • knucks says:
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      This sounds like H2H, which I don’t play anymore. But when I did, I went catcherless often. Seems like a no brainer, especially in a Points type of situation where Pitching is usually more valuable. But I hate those leagues. Might as well play football. Shizz is a crapshoot. You’ll go undefeated and then lose in the championship when half the teams are shutting guys down or giving them off days.

      • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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        Yeah it’s H2H cats which can be a total crapshoot sometimes but generally the best teams do make the playoffs. The playoffs however become whoever grabs mondesi (or whoever this years version will be) wins the league.

        • saint says:
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          Shortened our league from 22 weeks to 20 to keep that from happening and yes, usually the best teams qualify for the 6 playoff spots out of the 12 in the league.

  54. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Hansel Robles for Hendriks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles

  55. MIke says:
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    Lost Stanton (again). Who would you pick up in a 12 team league to replace him: Kole Calhoun, Willie Calhoun or Cavan Biggio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willie

      • krazyivan says:
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        Start Jay Bruce vs Wheeler
        Or Garrett Cooper vs Strasburg

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cooper

  56. BH says:
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    Lynn is available in my league. Should I grab him?

    Options to drop are:
    Wheeler, Paxton, Marquez, Heaney, Giolito, Caleb Smith

    Matt Carpenter is on my bench and is also an option as I have Gallo, Bell, Moose, J-Ram and Bryant to fill 1B, 2B and 3B.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Heaney

    • Rob says:
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      Porcello or heaney rest of year?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Heaney

  57. When do you think Jesus Luzardo will be called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      After ASB

  58. Huffin Gas says:
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    In a span of about 24 hours I lost Stanton again, Tim Anderson, and Rosario on one team. I immediately took out my stash of horse tranquilizers. Because running around the neighborhood naked and talking in a made up language doesn’t seem to relieve my fantasy baseball mental anxiety this year. What the hell is going on. I didn’t even bring up pitchers, yet…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya

  59. MikeZ says:
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    (sorry if this is a duplicate post.) Just lost Stanton — who should I replace him with in my 12 team 5×5 roto league: Willie Calhoun, Kole Calhoun or Cavan Biggio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willie

  60. Tavern says:
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    Drop Markakis for Franmil Reyes?

    Drop Kikuchi for Brendan McKay, Lamet or Alzolay?

    H2H redraft points league so categories don’t matter. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

      Any of those SPs? Adbert

  61. Curious George says:
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    Thoughts on zack wheeler? Worth buying low with someone like Domingo Santana for the upside we saw during last years second half? Or would you rather just stream pitchers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buy low, can get lower

      • Curious George says:
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        I’m not sure I have lower than Santana! Only other expendable hitters are Dahl and Kendrick (but he doesn’t want kendrick)… is there a better sp that I should target with Santana

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wheeler’s a good buy low, if he’s your lowest guy, then go get Wheeler

          • Curious George says:
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            Ok last question before I pull the trigger:
            Would you rather do Rhys and syndergaard for scherzer or Santana for wheeler?

            Thanks for all the help, Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rhys/Noah for Scherzer

  62. Dr Y says:
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    Have b dozier in my 2b spot with scooter coming back. Don’t really want to hang onto both but could slide on into a utility. How do you feel about them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Scooter

  63. Yu says:
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    Are you dropping Glasnow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  64. allen says:
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    hey grey , 5×5 roto redraft,
    1. e.suarez or j.gallo ROS?
    2. choose 3 SP for ROS: soroka, wheeler, stripling, canning, c.smith
    3. CL : colome or robles
    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Gallo

      2. Wheeler, Smith, Soroka 3. Colome

  65. crimedog says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Does Ralph or anyone else on the site do an updated dynasty ranking that would include current MLB players?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure

  66. Fogimon says:
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    Can we petition to have every MLB team play every day of the week?

    Nothing grinds my grapes more than having 2 guys playing while my opponents have 10.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s so annoying

  67. ozzie smith says:
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    McNeil feels like he should be owned even in a 10 team league for as long as he keeps this up but I’m having a hard time finding room for him. 10 team h2h
    I already have Segura, Tatis Jr, Albies, Murphy, and Moncada for 2B/MI and have one bench bat in Nelson Cruz.
    Do you see anyone you would drop for McNeil? If he cools I would just replace him with a Schomato or another pitcher streaming spot.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one to drop

  68. uncle ernie says:
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    Looking for a fifth starter. Roark. Miley or Maeda.Please rank these 3 QS and wins important. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark, Maeda

  69. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick best 2 streamers?
    Miley home vs Sea
    VV at Mia
    S.Anderson home vs Ariz
    Yarborough home vsTex
    Paddack home vs Stl
    Elfin at Mia
    Pomeranz home vs Ariz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack, Eflin

  70. Chucky says:
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    Is 2020 Stanton a keeper or is it time to acknowledge reality? A player that gets hurt more than most and as he ages, apparently takes longer to heal. He will be 30 next year but it might be time to move on as far as keeper quality.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reality

  71. HappyJax says:
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    Cole and E5 for Yordan and Lester?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, but fair

  72. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Do you often mispronounce Willians Astudillo’s last name so you can sing in to the tune of Sussudio? I know I do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not pronounced like that?

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Why do I feel like any direct response to this question could lead us down the road of our John Gant/Ron Gant exchanges?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t not Gant!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      LOL, glad I’m not the only one. I was thinking this the other day. My love has just begun, Astu-Astu-Astudillo. Oh oh

  73. Milarky says:
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    Trade LeMaheiu for Gennett and Glasnow? I’m way down this year, but this still seems like a no brainer even if I can’t find room to keep either Scooter or Glasnow for next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fine for next year

      • Milarky says:
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        What about for this year? I know Gennett is coming back from injury, but would you rather have Scooter of LeMahieu ROS? DJ seems like he has to come back down to earth at least a little.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DJ

  74. KrazyIvan says:
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    Cooper v Strausburg

    Or Bruce v Wheeler
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

    • KrazyIvan says:
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      Nevemind, saw the duplicate posts. Thanks, I was leaning Cooper.

      Hoping Joc goes off in Coors this weekend. He now has 2B eligibility and he looked good in his abs yesterday-a double and a robbed HR by the CF (or RF they sort of merged into one person ala some Japanese mocha super robot outfielder)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hopefully!

  75. JC says:
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    I was just offered Christian Yelich for Kingery, Encarnacion & Berrios. Too much or tak it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich side

  76. Sad Keanu says:
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    Trade Altuve for Clevinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  77. JC says:
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    Thx. I always want the superstar, Just wanted to Run by you to make sure I wasn’t overpaying. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  78. Gerald says:
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    I know you’ve been talking manfred has a whole ocean of these juiced balls for awhile. Someone on espn or mlb network i forget , they were saying that pitchers are saying the seams on the ball are more smoother than than usual . It blends in more with the white part of the ball.thought that was interesting. don’t know if its true or if it means anything. lol

    Slugging Onbase league- Would you drop desmond and pick up vogelbach or willie Calhoun?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, heard that too — No, own Desmond

  79. Mike says:
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    Would you trade Mike Soroka for Judge in a 10-team 5×5 keeper league where Soroka can be kept for the minimum and Judge cannot be kept? Is Soroka really this good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Judge

  80. Steve says:
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    Dominic Smith or JP Crawford – 14T obp and Ks, UTIL

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dom

  81. Wuill says:
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    Would you pick up Daniel Murphy over any of the following in a points league?

    Soler
    Laureano
    Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramon

  82. ashtray says:
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    I need help managing my IL. I’m in a 14-team, keep-6 forever, OBP/SLG league. My other hitters are:

    Hoskins
    Biggio
    Bryant
    Story
    Harper
    Soto
    Mancini
    Yordan Alvarez
    Hampson
    Urias

    Does Stanton make the cut in my top 6 keepers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, prolly… Close with Yordan

  83. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I get Jordan Lyles back this weekend. Which pitcher should I drop when he is activated:

    Michael Pineda
    Tommy Milone
    Tanner Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them… Milone

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Here are their matchups:

        Milone @ HOU (6/28)
        Pineda @ CWS (6/29)
        Anderson @LAA (tonight)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Milone’s is not good

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Should i let him start tomorrow night and get the innings, or drop him right now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who?

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                sorry I meant should I start Tommy Milone tomorrow vs HOU and collect his innings, or cut him now?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cut

  84. sal says:
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    do you think the sox will give workman a shot to close out since hes been dominant and barnes has been getting spanked.. i know brasier has been decent but not as good as workman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I would

  85. Patrick says:
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    Choose one as a 5th reliever in a H2H points league

    Romo
    Elias
    Kelley
    Holland
    Kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  86. toolshed says:
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    Daniel Murphy, do you think he has a better 2nd half? Do you like him more than yandy Diaz? Obp league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, better than Yandy

  87. Yager says:
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    Offered Kris Bryant and Carlos Martinez for Trea Turner. Need HR and saves, as Barnes, Brasier, and Parker are not going to bring many anymore. I also have Mondesi for steals. Fair deal? Or look for more power?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should get a better closer

      • Yager says:
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        He has Treinen or Giles.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  88. Bax says:
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    Romo or Alvarado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  89. ozzie smith says:
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    Kluber was just dropped in a h2h redraft 12 team league.
    I have to IL spots in this league, I have Domingo German and Blake Treinen currently sitting in them.
    I haven’t found much info on his recovery or projected return time table but I’m considering adding him, my starting pitching is not great and he could be a great boost for me around the playoffs if he comes back alright, whatcha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Domingo

  90. MIGDOG says:
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    Nola/Trout for Harper/Story/ Yordan? OBP league.

    Thanks boss of all bosses

    (sorry about posting on the older article)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t trade away Trout

  91. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Starting Buehler in Coors tonight, Grey? Got Nola going now v NYM and Peacock v PIT and I could use my ERA category I have now. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  92. knucks says:
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    Oh. Hell0o0o Newman!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  93. prey879 says:
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    Think Anibal is a worthy stream @DET tomorrow. Streamonator doesn’t love it (-0.6), I’m assuming cuz of Comerica. But Anibal has been pretty solid and Tigers don’t exactly strike fear.

    5×5 QS league where I am slacking in QS but up near the top for ERA, WHIP, and K’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  94. big league choo says:
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    Dynasty obp league

    Better grab Hampson or Dominic Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  95. KrazyIvan says:
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    In a saved/holds league 12 team H2H I purged my lineup of setup men and am looking to add.
    What are we making of Anthony Swarzak? Is he better then say a Buttrey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than Buttrey? Bettery? Meh, I guess, Swarzak’s been good, not sure I’d say better

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        “I can’t believe it’s not Buttrey”
        *opens envelope*
        “what I say every game Ty isn’t closing for Angels”

        although Robles been decent recently, but Buttrey been solid all season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t believe Robles has actually been okay considering what he was every previous year

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            no kidding

  96. Harley Earl says:
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    In the past month, I’ve sustained injuries to Pablo Lopez, George Springer, Trevor Story, Mitch Haniger, Eddie Rosario and now Andrew Benintendi. That’s basically 5 of my top 6 or 7 players. Kind of hard to win with scrapheep players. I hate this game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, injuries suck

  97. Tavern says:
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    Thank you for answering my previous question, I grabbed Alzolay and am hoping for good things! Hope it’s alright if I ask another – Drop Schoop for R. Cano? H2H redraft points league.

    Still kinda new around here so for future reference do you prefer folks to leave a follow up question on the same thread or put it down here at the bottom? Don’t want to piss off the King!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Schoop — you can leave a comment wherever on my newest post, I should see it… If I don’t, you can ping again

  98. Ryan Horner says:
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    Grey, couple of trade opinions in a H2H keeper league. I’m kinda on the fence for making the playoffs. Currently in, but so many teams with the same records or 1 game either way of me. I’ll probably make it, but not good enough to win. I have a couple of offers on the table where I’m buying and selling keepers. I was offered Yordan (15th round keep) for my Stras (3rd) and also was offered Gallo (4th), Goldy (5th) and Miley or Gibson for my Bregman (9th). Do I do one, both, or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yordan

  99. Robert says:
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    Any news about Yordan?

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      he fouled ball of his knee Tuesday. My guess is he’s been playing with a bruised knee with lingering pain, and it took them until now to pull him out. No news on diagnosis yet.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah, sounds day to day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened?

  100. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Gallo 2 HRs!!!! welcome back Joey! how you doin’

    Bell another HR! someone is getting hot again :)

    Grandal leading off for the 5th straight game, because, of course he is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup, and yup

  101. gargamel04 says:
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    In standard yahoo roto league I was offered:

    L Gurriel
    O Mercado
    E Suarez

    for

    Machado
    Heaney

    I’m a little light on SBs, but otherwise not chasing any categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, definitely not helping you in SBs

  102. Nick says:
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    Price for Springer ,,, Keeper s

    i need arms
    but i love Spring-her …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        As in I’d want Springer and it’s not close

  103. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Started Peacock and benched Wheeler FMFBBL.

    Looking ahead, which stream do you like better?
    Eflin @Mia ($12.5)
    Stroman v. KC ($17.1)

    • Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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      Actually, can I get your top 2 (ranked) streams from the two listed above as well below. Thanks Grey.

      Pineda @CHW ($13.8)
      Skaggs v OAK ($13.4)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Skaggs, Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  104. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    Am I crazy for thinking about dropping Buster Posey for Roberto Perez?

    It’s a deep keeper league, I’m 12-0 and no one will trade with me, and Posey is literally the only weak link on my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

    • knucks says:
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      Not crazy. Its crazy to stick with a catcher for this long that is not any good.

      Its your Catcher… pick the scab. And keep picking it with whoever is hot at the moment.

  105. Jack says:
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    Mr. Albright, you told a question-asker a little while back to forget about LeMahiue when you were asked if he should add him needed BA help. How do you go from that position to your current one? I am being a little bit of a dick here, but want to understand your thinking.

    • Jack says:
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      Mr. Albright, you told a question-asker a little while back to forget about LeMahieu when you were asked if he should add him, since the question-asker needed BA help. How do you go from that position to your current one? I am being a little bit of a dick here, but want to understand your thinking.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Answered the 1st time you wrote this

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LeMahieu’s been hot….just like Paul DeJong hit .360 in April and .200 in May. Everyone understands I can’t predict the future, and players get hot, then they get cold, right?

      • Jack says:
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        Yes, correct Fantasy Master. Especially since I just jinxed DL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m glad someone was able to!

  106. William Hung says:
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    Closer monkey couldn’t account for Kaplers stupidity – Neris is clearly overworked and had no business pitching today. Not surprised he gave up runs and prob gonna get the L

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, made no sense for him to be out there

  107. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    I have a trade offer sent to me
    I give Gerrit Cole. And Bauer
    I get either
    Judge and Severino or
    Judge and Domingo German (my choice)
    I am already in 1st place in a 10 team league. Also a keeper league but Judge could not be kept. German would be $6 and Severino would be $20 next year.
    I could use HR and RBIS
    What do you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keepers don’t matter, does losing those pitchers hurt you? Seems fine

      • Alps says:
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        Maybe not Bauer so much
        But I would be getting either Severino or German
        If I do it who would you rather have along with Judge
        I guess I could stream an Sp till the SP I get comes off the IL

  108. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    How do you feel about Musgrove next week with 2 starts against the Cubs and Brewers at home?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine at home

  109. William Hung says:
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    Prayer circle for Yordan!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, is it that bad?

      • William Hung says:
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        D2D – awaiting test results – but there is optimism – Astros already said he’s def not playing tomorrow though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s good!

  110. Swfcdan says:
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    16 tm Dynasty league contender so trying to sell Montas for something I can use this year.
    Been offered Mikolas and C Walker, solid offer. Are you sold Mikolas is returning to form?
    Downside is we count K/9, but also HR/9 so could conteract it a bit.
    Doubt I get a better offer (could use an extra bat too), so take it? Who knows how much of Montas improvements will stick next year anyway. Take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, doesn’t sound great, Mikolas is a major negative on K/9

  111. uncle ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. Who would you stream for Sunday. Mikolas at SD. Fried at NY Mets. Or Lucchesi home vs Redbirds. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

      • uncle ernie says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  112. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    i think Edwin Diaz is broken, in the bad way. The last few days i’ve seen highlights (for phillies) he is missing locations like they are the ducks in duckhunt. Several times Ramos has asked for pitches low and away and the ball ends up middle-in as a giant meatball. I think an Ineffective List is coming for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, but I wouldn’t want any part of whoever is up next in the Mets pen

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        So true, but might be a chance to sell to someone *thinking cap on*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don it, baby!

  113. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    I lead my league in HRS, AVG, and OPS, but mid pack in SB’s.

    1) When Story comes back lose McNeil or Eugenio?

    2) Lose T. Richards, L.Allen or Heaney for Voth’s start on Saturday versus the Tigers or hold?

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. McNeil

      2. Hold

      • saint says:
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        Thanks. Was hoping you said McNeil and Hold!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  114. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Holy Sh*t. this is weekend to play all yankee/sox hitters. London Stadium outfield is 330 – 385 – 330… and with the juiced balls to boot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shame it’s only two games (it is two right?)

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        yeah :(

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          00f, meanwhile Stanton will be out all of July. sigh.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            So crazy how bad he is

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw, don’t be sad emoji!

    • krazyivan says:
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      Maybe one game can go 17 innings so Betts can get in on the fun. He is batting .054 against the Yankees but I know better then to say “it could only get better”.

  115. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Renato Nunez or Nicky Lopez in an AL only keeper league at $1 each?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      More upside from Renato.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Lopez

  116. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey, you think Heaney bounces back?

    I’m thinking of getting him in a deal for Neris in a keeper

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Heaney can never stay healthy,lots of talent..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have my concerns, might be hurt, but if he’s healthy, then, sure, why not

  117. Babatino says:
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    If you had to pick one of these guys for a W and Ks:

    Wacha/Lauer (@SD), Velasquez/Hernandez (@MIA), Duffy (@TOR)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None — Elieser

  118. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Newman for Luzardo,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo, but fair, close… Kinda depends on needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Long term, for sure Luzardo

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        For sure doh

  119. CP says:
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    who do you like most for the next month out of bryse wilson, VV, and desclafani?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      V2 till his next blowup. SON likes him more in the short future as well. b.wilson got destroyed today and his lineup slot probably more tenuous (albeit V2’s isn’t that secure either).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? VV

  120. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    vv and disco.

  121. What's a Drexl says:
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    was in here yesterday with
    “AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. dannys antana now lefty side guy however he does produce and play all the positions. need to activate box wine (1B/OF) and i’ll finally be all the way healthy (first time this year since i drafted otani and upton, and had vlad in the lone NA slot to start year, still a top 2 team looking damn good now that i’m healthy)
    C r.perez
    1B tellez
    2B altuve
    SS villar (2B)
    3B vlad
    MI odor
    CI bauers (looked like he was about to get a DL stint, 1B/OF)
    OF (4) a.gordon, mercado, grichuk, upton
    util (1) otani
    BN dannys antana (1-2B/OF)
    DL: box wine
    so i’m guessing my drop is gordon? or dannys antana, outside chance of bauers or tellez i guess (but of these have been better than gordon for a while now)”

    depthcharts still has dannys antana as lefty only side guy, however today he starts over guzman at 1B. i was loath to drop him until he actually did get benched against righties, as he is more liked by the raters than gordon and had HR’d like 4 out of his last 5 before today. everybody is healthy over there finally (willie, gallo), only change i can see coming is asscab comes back from suspension soon and forsythe goes back to bench. gordon’s counting stats are still good from lineup slot, but has well under .700 OPS for a while now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  122. Alps says:
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    Sorry but from earlier I asked about the trade offer of cole and Bauer for Judge. And either Severino or German
    I am leaning Inc towards doing it.
    The question is who would you rather have German or Severino
    I looked at German and he hasn’t really beaten any good teams.
    That being said have you heard anything on Severino injury.
    I am leaning on him
    Thanks

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      german, no actual evidence severino is nor will be healthy any time soon. if we weigh that vs “hasn’t beaten good teams” we’ll see which worry is more actually worrisome. i could come back with “severino hasn’t beaten ANY teams”. yes i know that sounds stupid since he couldn’t have, but that’s the point. also wins aren’t a pitcher stat so fretting about german’s win luck while he was pitching well is just silly. he could come back, pitch worse than before and go 7-0. german was pitching pretty well most of this year. now, having said that, if we just assume they are both healthy at same time i’d say severino. you might be willing to say that. also, i forgot, just looked it up, german’s injury was a hip, not arm. severino’s was numerous worse and worse versions of an arm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For this year? I expect nothing from Severino… Domingo might provide something, if minor… I’d want Severino long term

  123. Crock says:
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    Flaherty/Castellanos or Snell?
    Victor Robles or Willie Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

      Robles

  124. crimedog says:
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    Welcome back Keston, about time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously!

  125. Dingo37 says:
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    Drop Buxton, Senzel, Kingery, Dan Murphy or Gallen for reinstated Hiura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

      • Dingo37 says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  126. Kapt says:
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    Davis or Holland ROS (assuming Holland doesn’t get traded

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  127. Ty says:
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    How many closers do you try to own? Currently I have 4 on my teams, but I’m thinking about adding a 5th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4

  128. Cohen says:
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    Grey, is this the right order ros?
    Hiura,Newman,Hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order

  129. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly redraft. 90 of 250 remaining in FAAB. how much to throw at Hiura? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have zero bids? If not, prolly need to be conservative

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: yup, we have zero bids….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go pretty strong then… what do you think wins him? 68?

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: yeah, i was thinking somewhere in the 40s, but not much left coming up until september, right? maybe some closers at the trade deadline, but im pretty good there….

            • Grey

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              Can’t imagine much else coming that will be this big, but I guess you never know… go $47 if you feel better there

              • herschel says:
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                @Grey: go big or go home…..that where im at now, but im sure by the time sunday rolls around when waivers clear, it will be closer to what you suggested.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hard to say, not sure how big people in your league go

  130. Mr Baseball says:
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    How does that London Stadium play

    Hitters or Pitchers park

    • Mr Baseball says:
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      I own a lot of yankees and red soxs so I am taking a beating on friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitters, it’s small

      • KrazyIvan says:
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        I think I read the wall is 16 feet tall all the way around, but yea, that’s like a college baseball field in dimensions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

          • William Hung says:
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            I hope this gets Betts going

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can’t be much worse

              • William Hung says:
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                Travis Shaw says otherwise, lol

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  131. KrazyIvan says:
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    Mattingly’s handling of Alcantara during 6th tonight just makes yesterday’s handling of Gallen even more mystifying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right?!

  132. Robert says:
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    For a utility spot, Keston or Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

  133. alps says:
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    sorry to be a pain
    how about Giolito and bauer for Judge and Severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge side is fine, but can you afford to give up that much pitching? Severino is nothing

  134. Mordacious Levator says:
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    well looky looky who finally did something smart on purpose, MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  135. DonnieB says:
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    Jay Bruce or Hunter Dozier ROS? Will Smith and Ken Giles over Liam Hendricks,right? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier…Yes, over Hendriks, but close

  136. Worm Burner says:
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    Drop Austin Riley to take a chance with Hiura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Worm Burner says:
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        Thanks for the late advice. I appreciate it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. prey879 says:
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    Would you trade Moncada for Hader? Hiura would take over as my 2b. 12 team redraft 5×5 OBP & SV+H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  138. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Keston or Cron for UTIL or bench bat?

    • Grey

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      Cron

  139. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    You like Hiura over Brandon Lowe or Daniel Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Lowe

  140. frankgrimes says:
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    Stoked they decided to start Buehler in Coors!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ugh

  141. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Wahoo!!! better late then never Brewers. (Dan Pants already robbed me of the joy of claiming this but i’ll say it anyway…) Keston time to save the season!

    BUY BUY BUY! judging from the comments I’m a bit more bullish then you Grey, but wahoo anyway!

    • Coolwhip

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      Shohei the money!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m pretty bullish!

  142. Dancin Homer says:
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    Might be too late tonight, but:

    12-team league; would you drop Chavid for Hiura?

    Also, different league, would you trade Muncy for Rizzo (with Hiura getting called back up, he’d be my starting 2b with Muncy gone)

    thanks in advance

    • Coolwhip

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      yes i’d drop chavis for hiura.

      other depends on who the current 1B is.

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Coolwhip

        Curent 1b (eligible) players on my squad:

        Alonso
        Gallo (mainly in my OF/ IF slot)
        Joc Pederson (just got 1b eligible)
        Hunter Dozier (3b eligible too)

        • Coolwhip

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          i’d probably sit pat with muncy in that situation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose Chavis for Keston

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        thanks Grey.

        Thoughts on the trade of Muncy for Rizzo?

        i’m i Cubs fan…but dont want that to cloud my judgement

  143. ThE sHiT says:
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    Drop Chavis to scoop Keston?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      Saw Coolwhips reply to the same q asked right before me…made the swap, thanks man!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  144. lubey says:
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    Grey,

    What am I missing with SONs infatuation with Yarbrough on Saturday? Are you starting him?

    Thanks brotha

    • lubey says:
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      Do you like him more than Pineda?

    • The Harrow says:
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      he won’t be on sat anymore anyway, went 3 innings due to game being 18 innings.

  145. Pyrrhic Victory says:
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    1) Trade away Tim Anderson for Marquez
    2) Pick up Gurriel
    3) …
    4) Profit!

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

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

    Thanks!

    • Pyrrhic Victory says:
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      My pitching staff, for context (*recent acquisition):
      – Corbin
      – Gibson
      – Marquez*
      – Matz*
      – Hader
      – S. Greene
      – Skaggs
      – Fiers
      – Musgrove*
      – Gonzales
      – T. Williams
      – Bailey
      – Workman*
      – Alvarado

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