Lucas Giolito was the first White Sox pitcher to get a no hitter and rack up ten-plus Ks, going 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 walk, 13 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.09. And you didn’t think he was an ace that you should draft as your 1st starter! *screams at the heavens* REDEMPTION! Crap, I think I just hurt my back. Okay, the Pirates’ lineup was hilariously bad. They didn’t have one hitter with an OBP over .300. No need to bring in a defensive replacement for the White Sox outfield. Go ahead and put your glove away, DeWayne Wise. “Aw shucks.” That’s DeWayne. I turned the game on for the 9th, and I more just wanted to see a social distancing no-hitter celebration. Something akin to Don Larsen jumping into Yogi’s arms, and Yogi sidestepping him to put on a mask and Don skidding on his butt. But that wasn’t the case. We had our first good thing of 2020. Dot dot dot. Until Eloy Jimenez looked like he got hurt in the celebration. “You thought you’d get something nice?” That’s the year 2020 as it evilly cackles. You suck, 2020! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ian Anderson – Will make his major league debut today. Lot of moving parts with this season, huh? Between teams missing games, rain, 7-inning doubleheaders, rookie call-ups and a pandemic. It’s a clusterfudge of activity. So, it might get lost on you how important some things are vs. others. In redraft leagues, go with good matchups vs. promising rookies. For keepers, I went over Ian Anderson in yesterday’s post.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – Will be activated today from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I didn’t know I was going to offend people by wearing my underwear on my face, I had forgotten my mask.”

Aaron Judge – Will be activated today from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Goes without saying, but the underwear are clean.”

Johnny Cueto – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.40. *googles Johnny Cueto address, jots it down, anonymously sends it to Jason LaRue* Didn’t I just say Giants starters in San Fran couldn’t be that bad? Man, now I know how LaRue feels, Cueto just kicked me in the head too.

Brandon Belt – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer. If you leave ’em hanging, Bra-Belt will put ’em away. *picks up phone* Okay…I understand…Yes, a Bra-Belt was about boobs….There’s nothing you can do? Okay…*hangs up phone* Hearing that I just got cancelled. Welp, it was fun. I don’t regret anything, except for maybe the Bra-Belt crack. Doesn’t feel worth it in the end.

Julio Urias – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.67. Honestly, wasn’t much better than Cueto’s start. The NL-Only teams of mine where I started both of these guys? Well, let’s just say USPS better get their shizz together because my mom is sending me my woobie.

Max Muncy – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer. He’s doing this with one fractured finger, but why stop at one? Send Muncy up to the plate in a body cast and watch him hit 60 HRs in 60 games.

Corey Seager – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 8th homer. As good as he’s been, his numbers say he should be better. He is breaking out.

Nate Pearson – Diagnosed with a flexor strain. Why do I feel like he’s going to miss this season, avoid surgery, start up next year, immediately go down and then have surgery? Maybe because that happens to almost all injured pitchers. Speaking of which, Ken Giles says his arm feels good. Riiiiiiiiiiight. Yes, eleven I’s.

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .292. Teoscar or Trout? Let me think on it and get back to you.

Trea Turner – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .311. Now on a 36-homer pace in 162 games and a 5-steal pace. Treat Urner walks into an all-you-can-eat shrimp buffet and orders fish and chips. It’s steals, man! Steals! That’s why I drafted you!

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .250, and two homers in back-to-back games. Eaton up that hot schmotato, or picking up the Treat crumbs. Six of one, half-dozing through a cliche on the other.

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .289. Jerry Tomato wants some clams this offseason!

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd steal, hitting .239. For one night, Anknee McClutchin looked transported back to a time–Wait, he was removed late. Did Anknee hurt his knee?

Roman Quinn – 2-for-4, 1 run, and stole two bags (4, 5). Get Roman for erectile dysfunction and steals.

Brandon Woodruff – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.19 vs. Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.18. Is it me or is this the first start all year where two solid pitchers faced each other and both pitched solidly? I sound like a beat dog. Call me Brandon Woofruff.

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.88. Damn, even his mediocre starts are not that bad. Whatever Wainwright’s smoking hotbox some of that shizz with Johnny Cueto.

Caleb Smith – Expected to return next week at home vs. the Buffalo Bleu Jays. Hard to say where Smith will be at with innings, but he’s been doing build-up starts, so he might not be far off a four-inning start. Maybe more. Am I excited? Not really, but more so for him than the new Batman. If the guy from Twilight pulls off a good Batman, then it will be as surprising as anything related to Randy Dobnak.

Miguel Rojas – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs, hitting .423. It does take some extreme brain worms to bat a guy with a .400+ average 9th in the 1st game, then not at all in the 2nd game. “Admit, you’re a spy from the Reds!” “I’m not.” “Oh, really…Rojas?!” That’s Mattingly interrogating Rojas.

Jon Berti – 0-for-1, 2 runs and stole 2nd, 3rd and home in the 9th, I mean, 7th inning of the 2nd game (his 6th, 7th, 8th steals), as he hit leadoff and didn’t play in the 1st game, and is Mattingly using split squad lineups?

Trevor Rogers – 4 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks in his 1st major league start. Went over my thoughts on him yesterday, too. I will say regarding this game, the command should be better. Might be nerves; I heard a cardboard cutout of his father was seated in the front row.

Andres Gimenez – Hit the IL for undisclosed reasons, and I really have no idea what it could be. Tomas Nido was also IL’d for undisclosed reasons, and I’d love to find out why, but who’s to say? Can’t figure that one out. Nope, no way to use deductive reasoning here.

Seth Lugo – 3 IP, 0 ER, 0 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.03. From a real baseball standpoint, Lugo becoming a starter should’ve happened roughly five years ago, but:  Mets. For fantasy? You can’t hold a guy getting stretched out, can you? I don’t know. Depends on the league, I guess.

Chris Paddack – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.15. This is one of the bigger bummers of 2020. And, in 2020, that’s saying a lot. Paddack’s had like one clean inning in the last four games, and nothing is jumping out why. He’s giving up more homers, but that shouldn’t be an issue with his stuff. Wonder if it’s mechanics. Honestly, not sure, but I’m ride or die with the Sheriff. Guess the good news is if it stays bad news, he’ll be a bargain next year.

Eric Hosmer – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. So Padres can now hit home runs that aren’t grand slams? Isn’t there any respect for unwritten rules?

Austin Nola – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .315. On our Player Rater, he’s been the 3rd best catcher in baseball. Yup, just totally normal stuff.

Marco Gonzales – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.63. Streamonator doesn’t love his next start, but it’s in Bobby Grich’s Big A and I could see it, if desperate.

Christian Walker – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Jon Jay – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. That’ll teach Lin-Manuel Miranda to not dedicate one song to The Federalist.

Garrett Hampson – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. A man running through my house, screaming, “Wait! Wait! Hampson’s received a stay!” Whew, that was close, I nearly executed a drop of him.

Daniel Bard – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.50, as he got his 2nd save in a row. If only this save were clean, so it was clearcut that he was the closer, but clearcut closer’ing isn’t 2020.

Tyler Glasnow – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 5.14. He looks like “the best pitcher in baseball” to “unable to locate within a foot of the plate” in the span of two pitches. Think this game vs. his season ERA attests to that. Yesterday, there was obviously a lot more ‘best pitcher’s than ‘unable to locate’s.

Jalen Beeks – Left in the middle of going for a 2-inning save with something similar to Kittredge’s UCL tear, according to Kevin Cash. Apparently, Cash is better at being a doctor than manager. Ya know, 19 1/3 IP in 12 games for Beeks, and 104 1/3 IP last year in 33 games maybe wasn’t ideal.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .171. Renfroe! Or as Scooby-Doo would say, “Renfroe!”

Manuel Margot – 2-for-3 and a slam (1) and legs (3), hitting .304. Ma-Ma is a platoon player, who might get platooned more after a good game vs. a poor one, ironically due to having Cash.

Renato Nunez – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .291. Not much in the last week, but could be heating up, i.e., Re-nada to hot Rentato.

Tyler Chatwood – 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 6.06, as he was activated. I’m going back to only enjoying Chatwood when it’s on OnlyFans.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .216. Well, he’s no Austin Nola.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and a home run. He’s been one of the best middle infielders I own. Okay, before you have pity on me. He has seven homers and is hitting .286. Yeah, I know. Not bad. Francisco Lindor wishes he were doing that well.

Spencer Turnbull – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.97. Welp, I need to check his player page and see if this is real. *goes to his player page, gets distracted and four hours later is watching a tutorial to make a smoker out of a shoebox* Acksually, Turnbull’s not bad. Was expecting to be underwhelmed, but way closer to overwhelmed then whelmed. His fastball velocity is up, he’s abandoned his curve, and upped his change, which is helped by the velocity. His command is hideous, and his Ks are down, but I’d own him now in the right matchups.

Matt Olson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. Five of Olson‘s 10 homers have come in Manaea starts this season. Sounds like someone has a mancrush.

Marcus Semien – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .233. Fun fact! Marcus Semien is the answer song to WAP.

Kyle Gibson – 6 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.73. Oh, there’s been worse starts, but pound-for-pound from pounding-to-pounding, Gibson is the worst pitcher that I’ve ever convinced myself to own.

Tommy La Stella – 2-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a home run (4) and steal (1) across two games for the Ernie Banks slam and legs! Flat-fastballploitation artist, Tommy Launch Angle Stella, starring in, “The Harder They Come With Weak Stuff, The Harder They Go.”

Brandon Bielak – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.40. Glad I got out on this schmohawk. Brandon Blech.

Cristian Javier – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.77. This isn’t a profound statement but the Angels are terrible. With their luck, they seem like they could have nine Trouts and lose. Any hoo! Javier is best left to Streamonator, and its whims.

Rich Hill – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.55. I just realized it was there in plain sight the entire time! Just right there! What, you ask with coy eyes? Ill! Rich H-ill. Ill! It’s in his name! And if he’s German then, Ich Ill! No wonder he can’t stay on the field.

Shane Bieber – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.35. This guy is pretty good. Anyone talking about him? Everyone? Oh, okay, cool.

Mike Clevinger – Will return to the Indians today. Before each pitch, The Price is Right Showcase Showdown models will wave over him and a disembodied voice will say, “All this can be yours, Braves or Yankees.” Elsewhere, I’m sure Zach Plesac will take being passed over with graciousness and maturity not seen since he went out to Tequila Tom’s for $2 Shot Night.

 
  1. Simsbad says:
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    Brandon Belt was on an eleven plate appearance on-base streak across three games until he struck out in the bottom of the 11th inning last night.

    2 walks and 9 hits total; 2 homers and 3 doubles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  2. Masks save moms says:
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    Good morning. In a league that only counts avg, hr and rbi, would you drop altuve for any of bichette, Luis Roberts, Kyle Tucker or even Teoscar Hernandez? (Teoscar has 11 hr and .361- the other players have 6 or 7 hrs) Thanks!

    • Masks save moms says:
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      I forgot to mention that whomever I may pick up to replace altuve, I get that player’s stats for the entire season. Not just the stats from the day I pick him up and going forward. So toescar’s 11 hrs to date would count for me.

      • Donkey Teeth

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        That’s a pretty big wrinkle…grab Teoscar!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    So good, anticipated as much as the first time I had a Swanson TV dinner!

    a. Gio, my #1. Took him in round 5, (pick #56). Don’t be too jealous of me, I also took Kirby Yates in round 7 (80).

    b. Start Sonny Gray tonight @MIL versus Houser? His only loss came on the road against MIL. Seems to be pretty locked in this year, am leaning to start him. According to SON he’s just above the ‘tread lightly’ category and better rated than Houser by SON. Need Ks and IP (my K/9 is 10.5) buoyed much by Gray. Also need W, dur.

    c. Saw that LAA’s game today is postponed. That’ll throw off the schedule taking away Heaney’s matchup on Aug 31 that SON loves. Right?

    d. What do you make of Quintana coming off the DL to go to the bullpen? Do you think Alzolay gets another start? He was sharp like he was last year in his last start. I ask because Alzolay is available and I am constantly trying to shore up the starting pitching.

    e. MLB quote of the day for August 26, 2020.

    ‘The day I become a good loser, I’m quitting baseball. I always had a temper. I think it’s nothing to be ashamed of. If you know how to use it, it can help. Temper is something the good Lord gave me and I can’t just throw it out the window.’

    Billy Martin

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Nice…Oh, not so nice

      B. Yeah, you have to, I mean you don’t, but yes, you do

      C. Not sure who he’s facing

      D. Seems doubtful outside of a few innings in a DH

      E. Awesome!

  4. Dave D says:
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    Well my pitching staff in our Razz early DC is depleted enough (six ambulances parked next to my bullpen) that I’m rolling the dice on Ian Anderson tonight. When your ERA is 4.68 and WHIP is 1.31 there seems to be a lot less caution about blow ups. Wish me luck…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m considering it too but will prolly chicken out

    • Go for it DoubleD!

      • Dave D says:
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        Hmmn, I have the first and second place managers telling me to do it. I should be suspicious! Hehehe. Congrats guys on your current status. I don’t think I’m catching up in such a short season…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  5. Big Ticket says:
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    Thanks Grey! Someone dropped Renato in my OBP league. Should I cut Votto to grab him? Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      I would

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  6. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Anyone else trade Giolito just before this start? Just me? Buehler? (Not that Buehler)

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      Lol finally i held onto one he was in a couple trade packages i rejected….

    • Cram It says:
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      I feel like some of you managers trade too much. That probably only makes sense to me. Ha.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ouch

    • Worm Burner says:
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      I traded him during/after the game straight up for Bellinger…….not really the same scenario, but who knows, I’ll probably still lose out!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ouch

  7. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    Who would you drop to make room for acuna? i was thinking workman or giving up on alonso

    Austin Nola Christian Walker Jonathan Villar Mike Moustakas Marcus Semien Yuli Gurriel Didi Gregorius Hunter Dozier Kyle Lewis Starling Marte Victor Robles Jorge Soler Pete Alonso Ronald Acuna Jr. Player Johnny Cueto Jack Flaherty Jon Gray Sonny Gray Brandon Bielak Diego Castillo Randy Dobnak Daniel Hudson Brandon Workman Spencer Howard Triston McKenzie Sixto Sanchez

    • Cram It says:
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      Robles, or any of those back SPs….Bielak, Jon Gray, Dobnak, etc.

      • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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        thx…………so many to choose from

        • JKJ

          JKJ says:
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          I’d cut Gray. He really sucks. I like Dobnak – gets the job done and has those bats helping him out.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  8. Cram It says:
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    Well, I certainly wasn’t expecting to blow past you with a double digit lead in one night, but, it was coming one way or the other. ;)

    Is there something not to like about Dakota Hudson going at home vs. KC in a points league?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Only that its Dakota Hudson

      • Cram It says:
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        He’s found his stride! Maybe.

      • Dave D says:
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        Well, it looks like you are starting him in our DC. Hopefully he can lower your 6.079 ERA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, snap

      • agree with Knoche

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw, a 10 point gain is impressive — I’m fully expecting every league to come down to the final week of the season tho

      Agree with Knoche

      • Cram It says:
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        Yeah, it’s still only a month of baseball, so the stats are so close, big fluctuations will continue. But that was a fun night of watching!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not for me!

          • Dave D says:
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            Just start “Jethro.” Do it!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Actually, just dropped him — it’s a 12 team mixed and I just couldn’t afford a blow up

              • Dave D says:
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                I wouldnt start him either if I had a respectable ERA or better options. Maybe I’m feeling self-destructive after losing Merrill Kelly for game-match-season.,,

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, brutal on Kelly

                  • Dave D says:
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                    Well, Ive got three healthy starters I trust then the rest. You know you’re desperate rolling out Ian Anderson, Darwinzon Hernandez, and Rich Rodriguez. Its all about filling roster slots. Catcher is even worse. Sal Perez down and I’m still waiting for Tom Murphy to debut in 2020. Rolling out a 3rd string catcher and a pinch runner there now,

                    Warm bodies I guess. 13 of 50 guys injured.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Darwinzon! Haha, yeah, that’s desperate — Losing Murphy hurt me in a few places too

              • Cram It says:
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                Ok, we’re back to earth, because I think we were in bizarro world that no one likes Hudson at home against the Pooyals, but entertaining going with a rookie’s debut against the Yankees.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I dropped Anderson after coming to my senses

                  • Cram It says:
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                    Don’t go on tilt yet!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’ve been on tilt

  9. Homers got the runs says:
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    Was just offered Jose Ramirez and Gregorius for Devers and Eugenio Suarez. Obvious turndown. But what if I asked for Sano instead of Gregorius? Is that still bad for me? Not confident that Suarez is gonna turn the ship around.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Phil says:
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    Start Houser at home against the Reds?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. sturock578 says:
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    Are you trusting what Streamonator is spitting on Matt Boyd for tomorrow?

    • Cram It says:
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      Idk what it says, but I wouldn’t touch him.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I dunno what it say either or who he’s facing but I think he may have turned a corner. Would probably run him out there if it’s a decent matchup.

      • Cram It says:
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        I never understood the appeal with this guy, but I guess he has to improve upon his +8.00 ERA/1.7 WHIP.

        • Dave D says:
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          He and Robbie Ray should have lockers next to each other.

          • Ha!

          • sturock578 says:
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            Streamo has Ray at $21 today

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yikes

      • sturock578 says:
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        $17. I figured it was a mistake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust Boyd at all

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Was gonna ask the same. SON has him at $17 against the Twins!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow

  12. Five-on-One says:
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    Catcher scab. Please pick one for the next week (if not longer):

    Perez
    Chirinos
    Flowers
    Gomes
    Hedges (6 games, 4 @Coors)
    Jansen (7 games, 6 in Buffalo against BOS and BAL)
    Pina
    Sisco (7 games, 4 @Buffalo)
    Wolters (7 games, 5 at home in Coors)
    Zunino

    I know its a long list and probably doesn’t matter anyway (they all suck), but your advice would be appreciated nonetheless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

  13. Five-on-One says:
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    Couple of further Q’s for today’s line-up deadline (11 team, 5×5, weekly line-ups):

    1) Have four quality SS. ROS values seem to indicate sitting Swanson, but think Didi is the choice to sit. Thoughts? (Baez ($24), Anderson ($25), Swanson ($4) Didi ($10)).

    2) Need to sit someone to activate Acuna. Options are Laureano, Conforto, Teoscar, Myers, K.Lewis or the third SS from the list above (Swanson?). Who sits? Leaning Laureano, he has been the worst to-date so far.

    3) Another manager has Clevinger, Lamet and Greinke and is looking for a SS and a closer. Do you rank them as I listed them? Is Baez + Pagan too much for Clevinger? What if he were to ‘throw-in’ Nola (C)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Are you asking who to sit? Didi

      2. Sure, Laureano

      3. Yes, that rank

  14. The Great Knoche says:
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    You’ve been waiting since Hamilton came out on Disney plus for Jon Jay to hit a HR haven’t you?

    Got my top two targets in Razzslam FAAB in Cronenworth and Valdez along with some replacement level guys for a few bucks like Gamel and Kemp. Only 4 of the other experts even bid so the guy at the top of standings who had the least FAAB dollars going in got

    Flores
    Gonsolin
    Dobnak
    Mckenzie
    Ruiz
    Severino

    Competitive Bummer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jon Jay has, I am merely a vessel

      You play enough ‘perts leagues and you realize they’re not all that competitive

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Ha, Yup.

        On good side Jimenez batting 5th today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

      • DonnieB says:
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        I could tell you that. Most perts won’t even play high stakes NFBC leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think it says just as much if people are competitive in free leagues for bragging rights

  15. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    would you drop underachievers Castellanos or S. Marte for Teoscar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  16. Gary says:
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    Sure that you didn’t mean Johnny LaRue?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto kicked Jason LaRue in the head and ended his career

  17. hitzone says:
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    16 team dynasty pts

    Trade my Ian Happ/Alek Thomas for Biggio/Jeter Downs

    Solo Hrs=6Pts
    SB = 3Pts
    CS= -1pt

    • Chucky says:
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      Most people seem to forget Biggio was a 300 hitter in AAA before his recall in 2019

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair, depends on needs/wants

  18. Mike Honcho says:
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    Rank these SPs ROS in a 14 team roto mix
    Tanaka
    Hill
    Luzardo
    Pablo L.

    • JKJ

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      Hill is tops if he’s healthy. I’ll realistically say Luzardo, Pablo, Hill, Tanaka if you weigh in the risk factor on Hill. I”m over Tanaka.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo, Lopez…..Hill

  19. scoboticus says:
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    With Kelly missing his start, I have to rely on one of these less savory options:

    Bassitt @ TEX
    Minor vs LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

  20. Travis Hafner says:
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    Would you start In 12team needing innings

    Taijuan Walker -5.7 @SD
    Adrian Houser – 6.6 CIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Houser

  21. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Last nights high? lights from the diary of a mad Phenom

    Start – Cueto
    Bench – Arrieta
    Traded – Giolito

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’ll be better days!

  22. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write-up. i was watching Giolito last night and he was filthy.

    In a standard 5×5 cat, 10 team roto league

    C: Sean Murphy
    1B: Olson
    2B: Villar
    3B: Bohm
    SS: Bogaerts
    CI: Moreland
    MI: B. Lowe
    OF: Acuna, Harper, Blackmon, Kyle Lewis
    UTIL: Yastrzemski, Grisham
    Bench: Grichuk
    IL: Garver, Austin Slater

    SP: Giolito, Lamet, Darvish, Wheeler, Weaver, Houser, Sixto
    RP: Jansen, Melancon, Wick, Buttrey, Pressly
    NA: Plesac

    1) I’m trying to fine-tune my team being in 1st place, but I only have 17-moves left. Do you make any add/drops, or hold? Here are some available waiver wire bats:
    -Christian Walker
    -Brandon Belt
    -Paul DeJong
    -Schoop
    -Tapia

    2) Should I replace Sean Murphy with any of these guys:
    -Chance Sisco
    -Yadier Molina
    -James McCann
    -Wilson Ramos
    -Trevino
    -Flowers

    3) Dropping any RP for Castillo in a saves only league? I see Anderson is going to be returning soon.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Walker over Moreland

      2. Nah

      3. Castillo who? Diego?

      • Sandman says:
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        Yes Diego Castillo

        Thank you for the responses!

        Would you say Walker is a must add over Moreland? Given the limited moves.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d own Walker over Moreland

  23. Will says:
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    M Kelly out for the season after surgery yesterday for blood clot in pitching shoulder? Not good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

    • Dave D says:
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      Terrrible, terrible news.

  24. Chucky says:
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    Is Anthony, nothing left in the tank except the occasional Base on Balls, Rizzo a drop for Bohm as my CI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • William Hung says:
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        hopefully Rizzo goes on one of his patented heaters and make you regret thinking about doing this – is this your first year having Rizzo?

        I remember my first time owning him and wanting to drop/trade him when he was hitting like .220 for 3 months and then finished the year at like .290 something with 30+ HRs

  25. Worm Burner says:
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    In this sprint of a season, would you rather have Sano or Vlad Jr the rest of the way?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

  26. hot corner says:
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    On one DC team, I had both Giolito and Cueto. Just can’t have nice things in 2020

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I had same

  27. Jason says:
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    Right now in a head to head points league where QS count for pitchers, should I drop either Odorizzi (is there time for him to come back injury and prove himself?), Kelly (Same questions as Odorizzi), or Sheffield (young with potential and performing) for Walker (who might find himself on a great team with wins), Kim (Potential), or Hernandez (bad for qs). Dakota Hudson is also a choice for me to pick up.

    I have no IL room since I have Bregman and Donaldson. Right now I’m 4-0, so I can afford to wait if you think Odorizzi or Kelly can come back. So if you wouldn’t mind suggesting who I should pick up and who to drop I would greatly appreciate it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Odorizzi, Kelly — No idea who Hernandez is — prolly Walker, Kim

      • Jason says:
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        Rabbi Eliez(s)er Hernandez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, he’s not good, but maybe if matchups are ok

  28. Charlie Chapman says:
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    I kept Yordan last year and am still holding. I will want to keep one of the below players next year:

    Yordan (9th round)
    Yas (10)
    Kyle Lewis(10)

    10 tm league, H2H with OPS.
    Have we seen enough from either Yas or Lewis to justify dropping Yordan right now, or would you hold onto Yordan all season and hope to keep him again? He is taking up a bench spot right now, as my IL is jam packed. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Yordan

  29. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    How do you feel about streaming Robbie Ray v. Col in a 12 teamer? SON loves it 21.4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Ray anywhere

  30. John says:
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    Laureano or Kyle Lewis in a Dynasty OBP keep forever

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

  31. toneDEAF! says:
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    Someone in my league dropped Rizzo… WTF? I know he’s not lighting the world on fire… yes please and thankyou, I’ll use Rizzo as my UTIL bat haha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Chucky says:
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      Not lighting the world on fire is the nicest thing anyone can say about Rizzo at this point. That’s probably too generous. He’s been passed by a whole host of other 1B including Voit, Smoak, et. al. Forget about the standard bearers, Olson, Abreau, Goldy. They’ve left Rizzo in the dust.

      • toneDEAF! says:
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        He’s ranked 156 right now, he plays everyday and bats 2nd on the cubs. I’ll GLADLY take him for free as a utility bat/bench bat. I would be just as angry as you if I drafted him though. Sorry about your luck, friend. I drafted Abreu like grey said to do! :)

  32. birrrdy! says:
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    Grey, I’m surprised you did a write-up of a player named Beeks and didn’t make one Trading Places reference…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta keep some in the barrel!

      • birrrdy! says:
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        Nice! And I heard Ian Anderson was playing Locomotive Breath on the flute in between innings today in the dugout. What a talent! ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, I don’t know Jethro Tull!

  33. Balke says:
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    Hey Grey, Drop Dejong for Berti in a 10 teamer where I’m last in SB and have 2 other SS?
    Also is Santander(my most droppable OF) droppable for Mccutchen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      Nope

      • Balke says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Luke says:
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    Would you drop Jeff McNeil for Berti or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I needed SBs, sure

      • Big Dog says:
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        Not sure if you saw the Berti steal of home but he actually fell down half way down the line and still scored. Mets!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I did see, he looked like a giraffe learning to walk

  35. Big Dog says:
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    This is me quoting you…”Cash ruins everything around me! Castillo is the obvious fill-in for saves in Tampa, which means Jalen Beeks, Fairbanks, Thompson…Literally anyone else will get saves.”

    Sure enough Beeks gets the first shot at a save, gets hurt and then Cash pulls a cardboard cutout out of the stands named Edgar Garcia to get the save. Some teams you just cannot mess with.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  36. Big Dog says:
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    Another issue with Lugo getting stretched out is that he was supposed two throw 65 pitches yesterday but the Mets took him out after only 39 pitches despite the fact that he hadn’t allowed a base runner through 3 innings. I would assume that the process will take even longer now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Mets will Mets

      • William Hung says:
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        that was so strange – Luis Rojas clear as day said he had 60 pitches during the post/pre game between the games and said hopefully Lugo can go a bit… c’mon man! It’s like there’s something in the water at Citi Field

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I heard same, not sure, just chalking it up as Mets

  37. jnienow says:
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    Good morning all, great work again. Michael Pineda is supposed to be coming back maybe Monday, is he worth a pick up for the rest of the year or hold? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no interest

  38. Tyler says:
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    Grey! It was the best and worst of times with Giolito and Bielak starting for me last night with Urias’ start being kaka as well. Did you try “Bears Like Us?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but not into it yet — what songs am I focusing on?

      • Tyler says:
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        I run the first album through all 6 songs. Pretty seamless, like a long mix tape. Cold Couch is a fav on Bears Like Us.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Thanks, Tyler!

          • Tyler says:
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            Ya man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You the man now dog!

              • Tyler says:
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                Hahahah. Awesome. Btw, saw Ted’s photo shoot on Twitter. Top notch and first class. Ted is setting the standard for elegance.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, thanks! Ted is very handsome

  39. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Any thoughts on this Haggerty kid in SEA?
    I grabbed him for sagnof purposes in a deep lg and in yahoo has 2b/of elig and seems like he could be the AL version of berti.

    I dropped d’Arnaud AND Nola in a deep league earlier in the season. I’m good at this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like he has some speed but platoon with all those other MI schmohawks in SEA, no?

  40. Phil says:
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    How long should I still be patient on Urias? The guy just can’t seem to pitch deep into games, and I know it’s a weird year, but that’s kind of been his thing since he entered the majors. Is it still considered a thing that SP take around 60 starts to start peaking, and so sometime next year he could turn into a star?

    My league has just 6 keepers year-to-year, and it’s a situation where he’d be the equivalent of a 17th/18th-rounder next year (3rd tier), but then if I keep him again for 2022 he moves up to 9th/10th equivalent (2nd tier), and in 2023 I wouldn’t keep him as 1st tier (1st/2nd round) with 2 of Bellinger, J Ramirez, Bregman, and Torres already. But for next year I could just keep two of Yaz, H Alberto, Grisham, Bohm, P Lopez, or Carlson in those 3rd-tier slots instead.

    Kinda wondering if I should jump on McKenzie before his next start and throw Urias back to free agency in my 10-team mixed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He appears to be a 4-5 IP starter, which is fine for Dodgers but not great for us — he’s not a keeper there

  41. Bri Guy says:
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    10 team mixed, H2H, 6(OBP)x6(QS), weekly lineups (1 catcher). Am contemplating making a trade offer to get Maeda. Want to offer 1 catcher and one other hitter.
    A. Catcher: Severino or d’Arnaud.
    B. Other hitter: Laureano, Escobar, Sano, Hampson, Teoscar, K. Seager, Cano, Grossman, D. Peralta, Santander, DeJong.
    1) Are there any of these guys that I shouldn’t offer at all?
    2) Or, should not include in my initial offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pedro/Laureano? Pedro and any of the hitters except Teoscar

  42. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Brad Keller ($6), for Justus Sheffield ($5) where I get Sheffield.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok i’m trading Brad Keller for Sheffield, Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. herschel says:
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    @Grey: talk of lux getting called up. i know he was the lede in last weeks buy/sell. in weekly roto redraft, how much faab you throwing at him ($175 of $250 remaining)?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now you have to spend more — $33

  44. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    I need to add one hitter from this list in points league ROS. Can you help?

    Chapman, Devers, Semien, Franmil, Soler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  45. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Wilmer Flores or Christian Walker? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  46. Chucky says:
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    Last seat on the edge of the bench, Grossman or Berti?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grossman, depends on needs tho

  47. Joe Beísbol says:
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    Would you trade Voit for Framber in a redraft? I have a glut at 1B/3B/Util (Abreu, Voit, Chapman, Suarez, Ohtani) and I’m looking for a way to clear it, but obviously without giving away too much value to another team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, do better

      • Joe Beísbol says:
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        Patrick Corbin, or is that aiming too high? I see what Voit is doing, hitting HRs because he hits the ball really hard. I certainly don’t want to kick him off my team, glut notwithstanding. I just wonder if with all those Ks it’s sustainable or whether he’ll regress some 2nd half.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That feels about right

  48. William Hung says:
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    Quiz time Grey: Joey Bart or Will Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either? Smith

      • William Hung says:
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        I just realized… Joey Bart plays in SF where the metro is BART… it’s Kismet!

        If Laureano does another 0/4 with 2 Ks with Allard on the mound tonight, when do you think he wakes up? In time for H2H playoffs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, mentioned that the other day

  49. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the HEY!

    I am getting killed in BA, so I’m eager to play someone hot at 1B other than Olson for now. You think D. Smith or C. Walker is the better play right now?

    Luuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Walker…Lurve!

  50. Nick says:
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    Maybe huge offer ? Keepers league

    i get Eloy + Yu+ Kenta
    for my Ronald Acuña Matata

    thing is i can only keep 10 players at the end
    1B Abreu + Alonso
    3B Y.Gurriel + Sano
    SS Trea T + Swanson
    OF K.Lewis Springer
    SP Bauer Giolito Fried
    RP KJ
    +those 3 makes 15!! if i pull the trigger

    without talking about your MVP Will Myers / your LVP Altuve
    + Corbin and maybe others depending of the 2nd half..

    However, i evaluate the trade as “realGOOD” ,,, Eloy would be as valuable as Acuna in homers but not in steals…
    and i could have already a top notch pitching staff for next year

    wanna know more? … yes i’m already leading my league… hard to have such problems with too many good keepers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Nick says:
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        i know ,, loosing acuña would be tragic …

        mouh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Especially if you’re gonna win anyway

          • Nick says:
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            and BOOM Acuña 1HR 1SB … tonite show

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He is the best

  51. crimedog says:
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    Hi Grey

    Would you trust Berrios today @CLE (-10.6 SON)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  52. Play Ball says:
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    If I don’t need to start Clevinger, should I bench him and see how he does first game back from exile? He has the Twins tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him, but if you don’t have to, then no reason

  53. William Hung says:
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    Mattingly is wise to Villar’s Mets fandom – has him batting 8th again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • William Hung says:
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        Couple of Q’s:
        1. Who reaches .200 BA first – Olson or Suarez?
        2. Are you still playing Laureano or are you benching him for a schmotato until he shows signs of life? I was tempted to bench him but he has another “juicy” matchup against Allard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Olson

          2. I wouldn’t remove him from my lineups

          • William Hung says:
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            Not sure if you caught the news coming out of the NBA – but every team boycotted today in protest of the police shooting in Wisconsin. The Brewers were talking about doing something similar yesterday… I wonder if some MLB teams might follow suit – what a shizzshow if they do considering the scheduling constraints they are playing under. Manfred is probably praying to every god in existence teams don’t sit out in protest.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah…Brewers cancelled

              • William Hung says:
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                Don’t think this will be the only game impacted – the NBA had all day to talk about what to do – MLB is probably gonna have more discussions tomorrow and I’d expect dominoes to fall. Brewers/Reds are iffy tomorrow as well.

                Passan is saying Seattle/San Diego might PPD tonight

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, could see more games being cancelled

  54. Big Dog says:
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    Are you starting Clevinger tonight versus the Twins? Twins are a good lineup and I have no idea what to expect after a 3-week layoff. Plus he walked 10 batters in his two starts before the incident.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  55. Russ says:
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    The southwest version of EE, you holding out hope he can turn it around or droppable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who?

      • Russ says:
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        Eduardo Escobar. Sorry I tired to be too cute with my phrasing lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha, I was like, huh?

          • Russ says:
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            So what do you think about him?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think he’ll be fine, but depends on options…I own him in a few leagues tho, so banking on turn around

  56. Ron Swanson says:
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    would you deal Spring and Dustin May for Kyle Tucker and Framber Valdez? I need wins and steals but not sure if im giving up too much. May hardly goes 5 innings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, but it’s fair

  57. Ron Swanson says:
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    springer***

  58. Cram It says:
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    Man, you really wussed out on Anderson against that weak Yankees lineup. Haha. *hugs*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, damn you!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That is honestly reasoning to change your name to Grey’s Daddy Cram — can’t believe I was talked out of that

        • Cram It says:
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          HAHAHA. Wasn’t my intention. Now you’re gonna rage stream.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I AM! UGH!

  59. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Such a classic Acuna to come back from IL with a slam and legs v Cole!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have to love it

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Totally in the same vein of him 100% focusing on doing everything he can to go 40/40 next year after just missing it.

        Buckling up for a big final month from him…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he wants the stats, can’t ask for much more

  60. Rick Brown says:
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    Just expanding on what William Hung said,the Brewers-Reds game has been postponed.Also I think Seattle is thinking about the same.
    RICK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks that M’s have, RICK

  61. The Harrow says:
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    holy f’ing shit, this is going from like .03 with kneeling to 11 on saying “F cops shooting unarmed pigmented people since they know they can get away with it” town. damn cool for real life, bad for us in fantasy. however, no sports being playing is stopping cops from getting away with shooting people. now if say these athletes took their money, and made damn sure the people that hire these cops and prosecute cop murderers (and of course judges and such) actually went away for these things or got voted out of office, well THAT might. they need anti-cop murdering pigmented people union (not JUST cops of course, but they are the ones that tend to just get away with these of course. if say me (a white guy) went outside and emptied a clip into some unarmed black guy i’d actually be prosecuted and almost certainly be in prison. the people in charge have this shit set up to protect cops murdering people, not any old random white dude (what do they call that one, progress? i guess; numerous people used to hang/torture blacks all the time and get nothing for it)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, guess we’ll see what comes next

      • DonnieB says:
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        Know the facts please. Things like outstanding arrest warrant,resisting arrest, failure to drop a knife, a history of gun crimes,etc. I say try being a cop in these neighborhoods for a while before expressing an opinion. But, baseball needs to be played.

        • Cram It says:
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          Are you a cop in these neighborhoods?

        • The Harrow says:
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          in this exact instance for one an unarmed guy got shot 7 times in the back. you’re quite aware of what you are defending now. cops are str taught once they use their guns to empty clips no matter what situation and they’ll be protected on the back end (they make laws in most states exactly to do this). those teaching them know exactly what they’re about here. those signing up for the job and doing this stuff also know exactly what they’re about here. i’m not suggesting cops shouldn’t shoot somebody who can actually hurt them and is clearly trying to. that’s not what’s going on in almost all of these famous cases.

          – people aren’t freaking out when cops shoot a guy who just shot at them and still has that gun.
          – people aren’t freaking out when cops shoot a guy who’s trying to take their gun and might have his own weapon.

          i’m only talking about literal murders made legal soley since cops did them. cops shooting it out with people clearly trying to kill/harm them i’m not including here. cops shooting clearly armed people who are refusing to put their gun down neither. this last stuff for the others reading this, anybody that chimes in with those comments above clearly knows which gang he actively supports. i’m claiming the civilians here against that gang.

          • jason batteiger says:
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            weird part here is that 3 games postponed tonight, BUT in none of those 3 is rotoworld mentioning if that goes into more days (don’t see why it wouldn’t, unless this is some sort of “one day no games from these 6 teams protest”)

            – i can find braun intimating that it might only be today for MIL, but nowhere else is this mentioned for the other 5 teams.

          • The Harrow says:
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            being a cop no matter where you work only reason you’d support shooting unarmed people 7 times in the back would be to rep your colors in your cop gang. not saying all cops do stuff like this, but the ones who don’t support it openly tend to have seriously problems in their jobs, since well, ya know, that’s the gang party line. think robert duvall in colors, he was the model of a good cop (in that movie), worked a horribly dangerous/violent beat, i guarantee he’d not support murdering unarmed people (usually chambers emptied), esp in the back, esp if they aren’t fighting you (the murdered); whatever pigment amount their skin had.

            one’s job doesn’t preclude you from not being cool with people getting away with murdering pigmented people legally. having a gang mentality or a certain view to the value of pigmented persons (no matter your own pigment either) re: ability to murder them sure might though.

  62. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey and DT,

    Roto strategy question. 12 Team 6×6 OPS 3OF. So tired of another 0-2 start to a game by Just Dong. I also roster K.Marte, Grisham, Lowe, Teoscar and Peralta with OF eligibility. Do I finally bench him and wait for some resemblance of a hot streak to start or keep rolling him out there every day so I don’t miss his first real big game of the year?

    Sorry if he has been discussed here recently and I missed anything.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mentioned to sell him a few weeks ago but you’re not gonna get anything now…I guess bench him until he shows signs of life

  63. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grichuk just jacked another one. Is he worth a pick up?

    • The Harrow says:
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      for a while now. but of course like all “should i add” the most important part would be who you’d be dropping.

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        I’d drop the A’s Chapman for him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t drop Chapman

        • The Harrow says:
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          chapman with his .849 OPS, 11 HR’s and .344 RBI + runs per at bat, no don’t drop him for grichuk. his OBP’ll probably be higher too than right now (a quite low .289) upping his OPS almost certainly. this is grichuk’s best stretch of his entire life right here we’re seeing. LOTS of other data showing what he usually is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  64. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Someone dropped Mad Bum in one of my
    League. I’m currently in 1st place at 31-5-4 BUT I have some hitters who are struggling although that’s not my worry.

    I could use another SP and it seems like nobody wants to trade although I haven’t sent too many offers. Would you:

    1) Buy low on a guy like Paddack or shoot for a guy of Woodruffs range?

    2) MadBum was dropped and I put a claim in for him (I have 1 of 2 IL spots) would you snag him?! I mean, if he as injured and he’s healthy now from his IL stint and right a ship, seems logical.

    3) would you pick up Caleb Smith?

    Drafting Eduardo Rodríguez and Marcus Stroman sucked but it didn’t really hurt me TBH and I could stand pat and stream obviously.

    As of now my pitching looks like this:

    SP – Yu Darvish
    SP Sonny Gray
    SP – German Marquez
    SP – Frankie Montas
    SP – Ryan Yarborough
    SP – Pablo Lopez
    SP – Sixto Sanchez
    SP – Adrian Houser
    RP – Archie Bradley
    RP – Brandon Kintzler
    RP – Rafael Montero

    Maybe try to move George Springer and Mondesi? I’m not going to drop Mondesi but he hasn’t been good and this is also an OBP league so I’ve been benching him.

    Thanks all!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) Sure on both, maybe Springer or Mondesi for one? 2) I wouldn’t touch Bum…hehe…3) sure

  65. Trader says:
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    1. Couple weeks ago when we were excited about the Cards playing again and their double headers, I grabbed O’Neill instead of Grichuk. At the time, the move seemed wise and was applauded. I cringe each day as I watch the jays box scores. Ugh. Bizarro world!

    2. My closer situation is not good. Rosenthal has been the best…so there is the proof. I hate to trade for closers but could get Hand or Kenley for Laureano. My replacement for Ramón would be Solak. I would drop Barlow to make room for Hand or Kenley (89 MPH last night).
    Make the deal or hold?
    Prefer Hand or Kenley if a green light

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ouch 2. I’d take Kenley

      • Trader says:
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        So this is crazy. Ramón is 0-2 tonight. Happ 2-3. Now he wants Happ. ROS, Ramon over Happ right? Or is Ramón gonna drain all year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Give him Happ

  66. frankgrimes says:
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    You’re finally coming around on Spencer lol

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