You know how you bought that prosthetic pierced nipple in college? Then, one day, you were at a strong-in-energy kegger and everyone was screaming for you to jump in the pool, but you knew there was a 99% chance your prosthetic pierced nipple would come off and everyone would know you’re a fraud? But you jumped in anyway, and your prosthetic pierced nipple floated away, but, to your surprise, everyone liked you still, without the prosthetic pierced nipple. Lucas Giolito is your tan-lined nipple without the prosthetic piercing. He may get hit around occasionally, he might not always get Ks, but, at the end of the day, Lucas Giolito (6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 3.42) is a great, bare-nippled pitcher.  His 11.3 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 3.35 FIP tell me next year he’s going to be a sneaky top 15 starter in 2020, who is forgotten like a prosthetic pierced nipple. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Reynaldo Lopez – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.16. Don’t look now but ReyLo has an under-3 ERA in the 2nd half. Just trying to poke his head into our 2020 players to draft that bugger us. British definition of bugger.

Chris Bassitt – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.56. Bassitt is mostly a MediaOAKer, but yesterday’s was an away game, and his next start is at home, but it’s not good. Tell em, T.I. “That’s no MediaOAKer.”

Matt Olson – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .257. That’s a good start, but we want more if Olson needs forgiveness for his last two weeks.

Derek Law – Got his 3rd save on Saturday as Ken Giles continues to work on a once-a-week schedule. Jays get, maybe, seven save opps the rest of the year and Giles is available for, maybe, three of them? I don’t know, homies, doesn’t sound very valuable. Giles has had more news reports of him not going on the IL than saves in the last two weeks.

Trent Thornton – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.34. The Trent Thornton stream vs. the Yankees:  when you can’t juggle pins and you start juggling cleavers.

Masahiro Tanaka – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  Tanaka’s ERA vs. the Red Sox:  4,000.00. Tanaka’s ERA against all other teams:  -2.10.

Andrew Heaney – 3 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.89, as he was activated from the IL.  I love that Heaney took the mound this weekend, because I can yell, “Heaney hill,” and run around the house in women’s undergarments, but I don’t think there’s much here for this year, and wouldn’t even trust him with the Streamonator.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 26th homer, as he hit his 1st career homer in Fenway, and on Saturday Trout did the same. I won’t beat the same drum again about the schedules sucking, but Trout is not just now hitting a home run in Fenway because he doesn’t hit homers everywhere. Double negatives be ignored!

Andrew Cashner – 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.83. If he was traded to the Astros, he’d be on his 24th inning of no-hit baseball. Cashner going to suck on the Sawx was one of the most predictable things to come out of that trade, so what if the Red Sox didn’t care? Seriously, what if they just made the move to make it seem like they were doing something, when, in reality, they were content with their 2018 World Series win and didn’t want to invest much in this club?

Christian Vazquez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .281. For what its Werth, he’s been more valuable than Gary Sanchez this year.

Josh Bell – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers (28, 29). Josh Bell crawls out of a wardrobe box, spits out a moth ball, coughs then, “How’s things?”

Paul Goldschmidt – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (26) and legs (1), hitting .262. Au Shizz! Putting aside the batting average that has been on decline for over a year, Au Shizz’s steals have gone up and vanished. Him or Abreu in 2020? Okay, him, but barely.

Lane Thomas – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .364. When Lane Thomas is done knocking in runs, he’s outfitting plus-sized women. Hashtag blessed.

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.55. I’ll never stop thinking about how I owned him last year. It’s appropriate that his last name looks like when a cartoon character curses.

Jake Arrieta – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.64. When I see Arrieta, I hear Alouette. That’s about as useful information as Arrieta is for fantasy.

Mike Soroka – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.32. “Hey, I wanna watch a RuPaul Drag Race marathon for five months.” That’s the Regression Fairies during every Soroka start and why they’re absent from the park.

Mark Melancon – 1/3 IP, 4 ER and might’ve had the quickest stint ever for a closer. Was named closer on Friday, and, on Saturday, he stood underneath a plane bathroom as it emptied. On Sunday, Luke Jackson (1 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits and the save) looked about as shaky as a stoner Shakespeare with the line readings in Henry The 1/8th. “Oreos, Oreos, wherefore art thou Oreos?”

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (7), hitting .235. Ya know he’s doing all of this just for me and my 2020 rankings? Ya know this, right?

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 33rd homer, hitting .298. Tildaddy embarrasses you by rapping Ice Cube’s Check Yo Self at your junior hockey tryouts.

Ian Happ – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .300, and that’s four homers in seven games. Hot schmotato alert; I picked him up and I’m only a little embarrassed to admit it.

Aristides Aquino – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and three homers on Saturday (5, 6, 7). He calls himself The Punisher, but I’m thinking of another superhero, Catwoman, because every time he hits, I’m screaming Halleberrylujah! He wants to be known as The Punisher; I’m cool with it, goodness snows; I love puns. But The Punisher seems so Reds hot that I need a dip in the ocean, because I’m having a seazure with each long ball. Send me a palming influence by conchtrast, dolphinitely. The Punisher makes me daisy, floral intents and purposes. Wait, our omsbudsman is saying cut out the puns. Whittle be okay; it’s just an old knives tale. I’ve told you to pick him up every day for the last week, and grabbed him myself last weekend:

Kenta Maeda – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.12. I streamed him on Saturday, and dropped him on Sunday. That sounds like the beginning of female empowerment song. Speaking of which, Cougs and I saw Mary J. Blige on Saturday. As she sang I’m Going Down, all I could hear was myself at drafts saying I’m Going Dahl. I think I’m damaged.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.45. Legit cannot wait until he’s randomly IL’d again on Wednesday and he’s stuck in my weekly lineup like he was stuck on my bench for yesterday’s start.

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer. Tee bee aitch, Turner’s having a better season than I thought and often give him credit for.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 38th homer, hitting .317. He’s having a better season than anyone minus Yelich, and CY can’t get on the field because he has a back 40 years older than his baby face.

Will Smith – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .313. 2020’s #1 catcher? Won’t be ranked as it, but could easily be it. “It” is a strong word, said my English Comp teacher, sarcastically.

Adrian Houser – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.00.  Fun fact!  Another name for a sink is a Adrain Houser. In fairness, Houser does have a 94+ MPH fastball, 9.7 K/9 in just under 70 IP and a decent xFIP, but he has a homer problem which isn’t great in Miller. I’m not going in in (stutterer!) shallower leagues, but I would either look at his matchups or cyclops him in deeper leagues.

Jordan Lyles – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.71, and three straight solid games off the Pirates.  Paging Ray Searage, paging Ray Searage.

Mike Minor – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.90. When the Rangers are shopping Minor at this offseason’s Winter Meetings, they should act it out like Christopher Walken playing Russian roulette in The Deer Hunter.

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-5, 1 run and three homers on Saturday (15, 16, 17), hitting .355. As of this writing, Yordan was just outside the top 10 on the 30-day Player Rater, and just outside the top 20 for next year.

Jonathan Villar – 3-for-4, 1 run and 2 steals (25, 26), hitting .271. He took one wonk-ass route to fantasy value, but if he gets to a 17/35 season, he’s going to easily be worth the draft price.

Rio Ruiz – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in two games. The Rio runs through the schmotato patch! What, it’s a fertile land.

Edwin Diaz – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 5.60. Apparently, Mickey Callaway wants his career buried next to Edwin’s effectiveness. Not sure why they’d ever go to Diaz again. He is singlehandedly ruining the greatest comeback story in sports, the Mets. Michael Lewis starts writing about how Mr. Met is making love to Mrs. Met and birthing the Mets nine months later, then they ruin it with Edwin Diaz. They need to go to Seth Lugo.

Juan Soto – Sprained his ankle as he was rounding third base. I need us to form a prayer circle in the shape of a sexy soda can and bow our heads sensually.

Aaron Civale – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.00. Here’s what I said previously on him, “Civale looks like a 6.5 K/9, 2 BB/9, 4.25 ERA pitcher, which is whatever outside of AL-Only leagues. On the other hand (were we using hands?), Civale doesn’t throw with much velocity, which is my new ‘he throws with a lot of velocity,’ so I’m just gonna be a subtle cyclops.” And that’s me quoting me! I’ve now officially moved from cyclops to I’m picking him up in deeper leagues.

Greg Allen – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Preseason sleeper alert!

Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.29. Not to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but he averaged 94.1 MPH from 2016-18 on his four-seamer, but is down to 92.1 in his last three starts. Insert squiggly-lipped emoji. “My name’s Mehphy.”  Sorry, squiggly-lipped emoji. “Mehphy!”

Taylor Rogers – 1/3 IP, 4 ER as he gave up the game-winning grand slam to Carlos Santana (25th homer), ERA up to 2.68. Yo, Baldelli, you can go to other pitchers occasionally. Hayzeus eff Christmas, he’s overworking Rogers.

German Marquez – 8 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.75. Now he goes home for his next start.  So I can’t see how awful his next start turns out, please tie me in my basement…*dons Pulp Fiction gimp outfit, grunts when you shy away*

Josh Naylor – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, 2nd homer in three games. Padres are hilarious how much they never want to play Wil Myers.

Ryan Yarbrough – 8 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.56, as Cash pulled him one-out from a complete game shutout. Hilarious effin’ Cash. Not to make this super basic, but start any pitcher vs. the Mariners.

Eric Sogard – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, and has a ten-game hitting streak, which is why I’m questioning why I’m so stupid to drop him in one league.  Any hoo! Hot schmotato alert!

Jakob Junis – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.80. I’m sure the Streamonator liked this start because it was against the Tigers. You just have to avoid Goodrum, which sounds like an episode of Bar Rescue.

Mike Montgomery – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 6.02. Even broken clocks are right twice a day, unless you go back and forth over the International Date Line.

Hunter Dozier – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 21st and 22nd homer, and four homers in four games, hitting .285. I want to draft him for 2020 already.

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .306. Fourteen homers? Do you even launch angle, bro?

Jorge Soler – 3-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 34th and 35th homer, and 3rd homer in two games. “Yeah, maybe we went too far.” That’s Our Commissioner Manfred cleaning juice off a baseball with a Shamwow.

  1. toolshed says:
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    Taylor Rogers had a 2 inning save the night before and threw 31 pitches. The twins had a 3 run lead! Why use him for a 2 innings when it wasn’t needed? No wonder he was off on Sunday. Nice move baldelli! I said it before about Hader, these guys are going to be spent before they get to the playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, effin killing me

      • William Hung says:
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        yet another example of overuse killing a pitcher’s performance

          • Dave D says:
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            Good thing they DFA’d Blake Parker and now are wasting Romo/killing RP value every which way…

  2. toolshed says:
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    Melancon came in a got one out and then got 4 grounders that found holes instead of gloves that resulted in 1 run. Babip’d to death. He was pulled and then Shane greene came in and proceeded to give up 3 runs all charged to Melancon. While Jackson got the save Sunday, he gave up 3 hits and escaped a bases loaded jam. My gut says Melancon gets the next opportunity. I wouldn’t go cutting him just yet.

    • bigbear says:
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      Thanks for the added context. Good to know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to know, toolshed!

  3. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Sit any of these guys: Bieber against the Sox (8ish lifetime ERA), Sonny Gray against the cards, or Boyd (shitty lately but he gets Seattle and Tampa?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d start em all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  4. EB says:
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    In a shallow 10 team league OBP and QS…since I have Gary Sanchez back now as my C, would you hold Travis d’Arnaud, who has C/1B eligibility as my one bench bat, or drop him for 3B/OF JD Davis?And as you alluded to above I have indeed added Lugo since I own Diaz, now just wondering if I need to add another Met on O in the form of Davis?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Davis over d’Arnaud for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Astros have scored 32 runs in Aaron Sanchez’s TWO starts..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, the rich get richer

      • Coolwhip

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        And in those 2 starts Sanchez has allowed 1 run off a sac fly… must be nice! Grey, after seeing the post and now taking in 2 starts, how you feel about Sanchez. Given how wonky pitching is this year, I’m all in on him until further notice.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sanchez seems like he had a route to success and has taken it so far, right?

          • Coolwhip

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            yeah he basically has the 3rd best curveball in MLB and due to his overarm release of it, basically makes him the perfect candidate for the Astros tunneling philosophy just like Cole. Add on that he was a highly regarded prospect that already tasted success and was probably taught poorly by the Jays pitching coaches (since when have they groomed a good pitcher, you know?) and is now learning how to pitch better… plus whatever the astros do to their pitchers, lol.

            • Coolwhip

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              He doesn’t have quite the velocity of Cole, but i could see a best case scenario of him becoming the B+ to A- version of Cole.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                An anything Cole would be an improvement!

  6. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Super-duper report!

    a. Samardzija=one who makes samars and samars are saddles. So Samardzija=saddle maker. At least it’s easier to pronounce. And that’s saddles as in for horses before anyone gets any ideas.

    b. I own Inciarte and have rostered him since that 0/8 after he came back from the IL. Don’t take this wrong way but .235 is Inciarte’s season-high!!!

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 12

    Mexican Hayride, 1948

    So basically, Abbott steals money from some people in Iowa. Sorry, on Friday I said Bascom was Abbott. In fact, Joe Bascom is played by Costello. So, anyway, Lou traces Abbott to Mexico to get the money back. More or less the premise. In Scene 1 and 2, the wiseguys see Lou going into see a Mexican bull fight.

    Wiseguy #1: You looked up there?

    Wiseguy #2: I looked all over that section.

    Costello: Excuse me.

    Wiseguys (in unison): All right.

    [Classic Lou walks right between the wiseguys then runs as he figures out they’re after him.]

    Wiseguys: Bascom!

    Costello: Excuse me.

    [Lou then bumps into Abbott of all people while they are both at the Mexican bull fight.]

    Abbott: What are you doing here in Mexico?

    Costello: I’m lookin’ for you! And I’m gonna stick around until…you give back the money you stole from my friends in Iowa.

    Abbott: I stole? You’re the one the cops are after.

    Costello: But you’ve got the money.

    Abbott: Shh. Do the cops know you’re here?

    Costello: The two guys chasing me. I’m gonna tell ’em the truth and then they’re gonna get you.

    Abbott: Look, Joe, we’ll talk about the money later. The most important thing, don’t get yourself arrested. Go find an empty seat and hide under it. I’ll see you after a while.

    Costello: I guess I told him.

    Lou, when will he learn that Abbott is his master.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. This is true

      B. Yeah, he also is much better for the last month since recalled

      C. Haha

  7. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I am in 1st place and so my priority SHOULD BE preparing for playoffs, but my strategy has been to continually try maximizing my starters (Buehler; Castillo; Soroka; Paddack; Ray; Galllen; and Hammels), and I have SOME insurance (Snell is my DL guy). My offense is solid.

    My bullpen (Vazquez; Colome-meh; and Melancin) is my only weakness. Notes:
    – I still suspect Melancin will get 1 (or more) closing chances since Atl has no real choice.
    – There are available potential FA: LUGO; O’berg; and Luke Jackson.

    Please advise on my options:
    1. Current plan: Keep trying to enhance my starters (SON says McKay faces @SD and Det this week — pick him up and hope he succeeds and continues well thereafter and/or stream someone else). This would imply cutting one of my current closers – Colome or Melancin.

    2. Replace one of my current closers with someone most likely being a successful closer a few weeks from now.

    3. Replace one of my current starters with an available closer as I gain more insights.

    4. Do nothing.

    • bigbear says:
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      I like to have 8-9 SPs heading into the playoffs. Plus 3-4 solid CLs. And 0-1 bench bat.

      You’ve got 2 aces, a high K guy, a hopeful white knight coming off the DL, and a guy (Cole Hamels). Beyond that, the other 3 may be shut down by the time playoffs come around (Soroka, Paddack, Gallen). I looked into the most IPs each of the 4 names you mentioned have pitched in the past (I still have Paddack in one league and was fortunate to trade Soroka in 2 leagues):

      Gallen: 147
      Paddack: 90
      Soroka: 153
      McKay: 109 (in college)

      Then I checked how many they’ve pitched this year:
      Gallen: 133
      Paddack: 110
      Soroka: 128
      McKay: 100

      Soroka I bet his cap will be around 180 (8-9ish more starts), but he’s only 21. Gallen I bet gets 180ish (7-8 starts). McKay could have 4-5 more starts, but I’d bet he shifts to opener/bullpen/middler work at some point if Tampa is in playoff mode to limit his IPs. Paddack is a wildcard. He’s only thrown 90 IP once (last year). I wouldn’t be shocked if after his next start to read a blurb saying he’s been shut down. 2 more starts should put him over 120 IPs which is a 33% increase over the previous high. That seems like a pretty big bump to me. As good as Paddack has been this year, he’s probably got the least amount of tread on the tires for 2019. I don’t envy your decision.

      I think you have to ride out Soroka and Gallen. Don’t get married to McKay if you do pick him up. But Paddack… “Fortis Fortuna adiuvat!” – Fortune favours the brave!

      You’ve got 1.5 solid CL. Based on what toolshed said above, it sounds like Melancon gets another shot at the closer gig. O’berg has the job currently. If you haven’t pared you bench bats down to 1 yet, start dropping from there to grab O’berg.

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Great response; particularly the details on Paddock.

        I’m now carrying 1 bench bat (I never carry more than one and just got Aquino! last week). McKay is agreeably a short-term guy — only to retain if he shows something special.

        I’m still leaning towards Lugo (since Mets are contending and Diaz is useless); Colorado (like CWS) don’t get enough leads to protect. That’s why I down on Colome.

        Interested if Gray has anything else to add.

        Thanks,

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Cut Melancon for McKay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agree with DT

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Do agree with bigbear too… McKay isn’t a long-term solution… Lugo is fine, Oberg is meh, but more SPs is better than RPs

  8. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I realize Paddock (innings limitation) has risk; so one more option would be to claim McKay and drop an SP (either Hanels or Paddock).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more SPs, answered above

  9. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Yes, the Streamonator loves Heaney’s next two starts versus CHW and @TEX, however Houser not at all @WAS. I need to drop Norris after his terrible two start week versus CHW and KC. (Was short on starts last week). The wire is extremely thin in my pitching heavy league.

    1) If you had to grab either of above, who would you choose?

    2) Please rank these back end starters. Canning, Pineda, Houser, Heaney.

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I’d trust the bots on Heaney
      2. Heaney, Pineda

      • saint says:
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        Thanks DT.

        Follow up question. Sit Gallen at Coors tomorrow, but start against SF later in the week?

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Yes, sit at Coors, start vs SF. No problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, except I don’t trust Heaney to go 5+ IP

      • saint says:
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        Thank you Grey

  10. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the great write-up Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Who should I start this week? I need 5 SPs

    Berrios @ TEX;
    McCay @ SD and Vs DET;
    Bieber Vs BOS;
    Buehler @ MIA;
    Tanaka Vs CLE;
    deGrom @ KC:
    Foltynewicz Vs LAD.

    Thanks again!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      deGrom, Buehler, Bieber, McKay, Berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, except Tanaka over Berrios

      • RicoSuave says:
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        THanks guys!

  11. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft….closer question, going to move on from Giles and drop him have no roster space, can go in 3 directions…pickup Lugo and hope he get closer job or chose between Pagan (TB) or Leclerc (Tex)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Lugo

  12. J-Bird says:
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    Thank the 3B coach for putting the brakes on Soto late, what a jerk!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, right…. Any word on how long he’s out

      • J-Bird says:
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        DTD thank goodness, wouldn’t mind a game or dos off

  13. Bum Gardener says:
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    Playoffs start this week for me, dropped Eloy for Aquino (H2H keeper league, but winning this year is obviously most important). Huge mistake or right call?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Right call

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey, our deadline to make any moves is today at noon. As our playoffs commence. I am going to drop Luke Voit. This is a salary cap, points/h2h league. Only scoring difference from standard leagues is steals are worth 2 points. If a player is not on a roster to begin the year he can be owned by multiple teams. Who do you think I should pick up:

    LeMahieu ppg season 4.98 last 3o days 4.79
    S Marte 4.71 – 5.59
    Y Gurriel 4.69 – 5.59
    Bichette 4.64 – 4.64
    C Santana 4.64 – 4.33
    Brantley 4.55 – 5.92
    E Escobar 4.54 – 4.67
    Correa 4.42 – 6.07

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go with Correa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Scribby says:
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    10 team dynasty where does DeJong rank moving forward? He’s had a very nice year, only 26 and entering prime. I feel like I might be overvaluing him a bit but I have him for $1 which is a really good value and keeper worthy. Is it worth trading one of my pitchers that I’m not keeping for Gleyber at $16 and move on from Dejong? Is he worth the extra $15 or do I deploy the extra $ at draft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take DeJong for a $1 — $260 budget?

  16. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey all,

    weekly H2H league .

    Who would you sit this week with this bunch? their matchups are show below.

    Shane Bieber SP BOS
    Mike Clevinger BOS @NYY
    Charlie Morton DET
    Mike Soroka LAD
    Zack Wheeler @ATL @KC
    Jack Flaherty SP | STL R @KC @CIN

    also would you put carlos correa in for eugenio suarez or manny machado? Machado was the weak link last week but usually he bounces back

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Soroka is the only one I’d consider sitting. Depending on how your match up looks I might start him too…

      Suarez and Correa are both hot, I’d go with them.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks DT thats what i was thinking as well…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      I’d start Eugenio/Manny

  17. Cram It says:
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    Without thinking about it too much, which 2 would you want in a keep forever points league?

    Gallen
    Giolito
    Glasnow
    Paddack
    Scherzer

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Scherzer, Paddack for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can I think about it a little? Scherzer, Paddack

      • Cram It says:
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        I’m leaning Glasnow or Gallen instead of Paddack, but thanks dudes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No way Glasnow… Gallen, maybe, but I’d still lean Paddack, I think

          • Cram It says:
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            You get scared off from injuries, I get it. I have nothing to support it, but something about Paddack doesn’t feel right to me. Like too good to be true.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You just hate that Paddack doesn’t like Alonso

              • Cram It says:
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                Maybe, subconsciously. Plus he seems like the type of guy who is from Texas.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, sound reasoning!

                  • eweezy says:
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                    Giolito and its not even close to go with Scherzer. No one else on that list has his upside.

  18. Five-on-One says:
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    SP question for today… I need to start 4 or 5 of the guys from below. Please rank.

    Clevenger @NYY ($23.2) – I know how good he has been, but @NYY is concerning.
    2-start Heaney vCHW (30.2) and @TEX ($17.3) – I read what Grey said, but look at those SON values
    Marquez vMIA ($21.5) – SON loves him, but he is at COORS!
    T. Thornton vSEA ($9.0) – SON likes it and it is against SEA, after all
    2-start E. Hernandez vLAD (-$5.1) and @ATL (-$9.4) – SON hates him, but he has been sparkling lately
    Lucchesi @PHI ($4.7) – meh
    Junis vNYM (-$0.5) – meh

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Clevinger, Heaney, Elieser, Marquez

      • Five-on-One says:
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        Thanks, DT. Can you give me your next choice out of Thornton, Lucchesi and Junis? And from your response, would you not start any of those three in a 12-team 5×5 league?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Lucchesi next for me.

          If its roto I wouldn’t start em, but in H2H I’d start all of em.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. TC says:
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    10 team roto keeper league, keep 15, standard 5×5 scoring. Due to the infinite wisdom on this site and a few shrewd trades the last few years, my team is finally on top. Currently I’m 20 points up on the second place team. Trade deadline is very close and my issue is I have about 20 guys I’d love to keep but can’t. Was looking for thoughts on which 15 guys you’d keep for next year, as I’d use the remaining to try and work trades on possible upgrades.

    My list of guys to choose from are Gary Sanchez, Muncy, Hiura, Trea, Bryant, H.Dozier, Benintendi, Trout, Castellanos, Springer, Conforto, Scherzer, G.Cole, Bauer, Clevinger, T.Anderson, J.Abreu, W.Franco, M.Gore,

    Which 4 guys would you guys cut? It’s a keep forever with no salaries involved. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d cut Gore, Castellanos, Abreu, Franco. Hopefully you can package a couple guys for an upgrade though…Franco is an especially tough cut. Wouldn’t hate keeping him over Benintendi or something…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gore, Cast, Dozier, Muncy — assuming you mean after this season is when you’re cutting them and not right now

      • TC says:
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        Yes, it’d be after this season. Thanks for the replies! Wasn’t sure if Tim Anderson would be the guy to go over Hunter Dozier or Muncy, but steaks being so scarce, I see the need for him. Funny thing is, I have Trea and steals are by far my lowest category.

        • TC says:
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          Steals, not steaks! Although good steaks are few and far between too, unfortunately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Muncy or Abreu is what comes down to for me… Dozier def. gone, you can get him back if you want him

          • TC says:
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            Ok. I was leaning Muncy over Abreu, simply because he’s younger and is eligible at so many positions on ESPN. What’s your thought on Franco? What comp would you give him once he hits his stride in the big show? Thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That works for me, Muncy over Abreu, that actually prolly makes more sense… Franco could be Vlad next year, you can’t let him go

  20. johnnyhobbes says:
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    yo grey! on the precipce of making ht eplayoffs- 12 teamer points league- Willie Calhoun, Kole Calhoun, Trent Grisham, or Ian Happ? Also, do you think Meadows should be on the bench this week because of opponents pitching is lining up to be lefty heavy? Thanks, have a great week.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Grisham, the Brewers seem to be giving him a chance. Haven’t looked at Meadows match ups but sounds like a good move to me.

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        thanks DT!

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        how about willie calhoun or Ian Happ?

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      revised- Ian Happ or Willie Calhoun?

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        thanks Grey- Happ might have put it together- next year could be big for him- if Maddon lets him stay in lineups

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hopefully

  21. Slowmez says:
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    Can’t believe I’m asking, but should I keep Yordan over Rizzo next year?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d imagine they’ll be ranked around 25/26 next year, and Yordan’s much younger, so sure

  22. aintlifegrand says:
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    Another great Monday article!

    10tm, OBP & QS 5×5; Limited to 2 Adds/week
    With Lourdes hitting the IL, have a couple of things to sort out. First, I have Isan Diaz. Given he is playing every day and going to Coors this week, I could just swap him into the starting lineup. Or, the wire has Amed Rosario who Hittertron likes a bit better and Biggio, who comes in below Isan for the robot this week.

    If I make some cuts, would you hold Lourdes over Voit given they are calling Gurriel’s knee a Grade 1 strain, or cut both for Rosario/Biggio and:
    Choo/Pollock/Upton/B Anderson/Reynolds.

    I have been light on runs and speed lately with Mondesi down.

    Thanks for your help!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Isan in Coors sound good to me.

      I’d cut both the hurt guys for Rosario and Anderson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with DT

  23. Twins Peaker says:
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    What are some currently injured players you would stash now for a 2020 return? Salvador Perez is one….any others? Manaea? Jordan Hicks? Cervelli? David Robertson? Garrett Richards? Greg Bird (I doubt it, he’s always hurt)?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Meh. Hicks interests me most of that group but its an ugly group.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks won’t do anything next year; Manaea might

  24. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Ok to drop Isan for Kole Calhoun for the upcoming week?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Someone above said Isan is heading to Coors so I’d probably just hold.

      • Russ says:
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        Kole – 3 v PIT, 4 v CHW

        Isan – 3 v LAD, 3 @ COL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  25. Big Country says:
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    I’m in a keeper league and trying to plan ahead for 2020. Do you keep Pete Alonso or Giancarlo Stanton going forward?

  26. Trout, Trout, let it all out. says:
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    Have you heard any updates on Ohtani being melded into one positional player in Yahoo in 2020? They’re the only platform that has him as two separate entities but with their technology needing to be restructured as well as with so many leagues having keeper contracts, without years of notice, would they actually change him into one P/Util player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re doing that? Are you saying you heard it or asking if I have? I haven’t heard anything about it

      • Trout, Trout, let it all out says:
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        An owner in my league mentioned it, but I hadn’t heard. Went into panic mode after trading FOR Ohtani, but from everything I read, which included a reddit convo with the Yahoo fantasy developer Guy Lake, nothing was mentioned. I have Ohtani Util for $1 and Ohtani SP for $1, and think that’s a steal for next year.

        Thanks for clearing my mind a bit!

  27. Cable says:
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    12 team redraft h/h points ..start 5 SPers per week ..I’m in 1st place by 2 games with 3 games left before playoffs start

    I would be able to aquire deGrom for Do German & Wheeler ( he’s looking for double start SPers in return this week) giving up to much or good deal..my staff as of now

    might be able to offer Fried instead of Wheeler with German but don’t want to scare him off

    G Cole
    Scherzer IL
    Giolito
    Wheeler
    Tanaka
    Do German
    Stroman
    Fried
    Pineda IL
    Plesac
    Do Hudson
    Flothy (Braves)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d take deGrom and not get greedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  28. Woz says:
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    Would you drop any of the following for Lyles? Not thinking matchup wise but long term

    Wood
    ReyLo
    May

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, and I’d look at matchups

  29. DonnieB says:
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    Colorado is at home this week. Would you drop Odor and play McMahon this week with the idea of dropping McMahon for Brian Anderson?

    Who would you want between Matz,Civale and Folty?

    Thanks! Greyt write up!

    • DonnieB says:
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      And Isan is in Coors for half of his games? Isan over McMahon? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Isan

      Matz at home, Civale otherwise

  30. jaw says:
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    time to cut bait on khris davis? 10 team 5×5 h2h

    available options

    JD Davis
    Teoscar Hernandez
    Mike Yastremski
    Travis D’arnaud
    Corey Dickerson
    Starlin Castro
    Ryan McMahon
    Kyle Schwarber
    Manuel Margot
    Ender Inciarte

  31. Wax says:
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    Are you starting these guys today? (H2H points)

    Luchessi vs TB
    Plesac vs Bos

  32. SephMeier says:
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    In a keep forever league I have another owner interested in my Hoskins and he is waiving either Altuve or Harper at me. If Bellinger gets to 20 games at 1b then I would be covered there for next year. Who would you rather have the roster and the next year or two, hoskins, altuve or harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve, Hoskins, Harper, that order

  33. Play Ball says:
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    Will Smith or Garver ROS for counting stats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Smith I guess

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      archie bradley over Oberg? ROS

      • Molina bros bbq says:
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        Thats who i had in. Seems crazy but i think its the right play. Thanks!

  34. Nick says:
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    Dynasty team :

    i have 2B “cold-slow”Urias + OF Kris “no crush” Davis + Oscar “August a la playa” Mercado
    sitting on my Bench

    would you get some HOT STUFF instead ? ROS and for next season
    Urshela 3B
    The Artist-ides Aquino OF
    Brian Anderson 3B
    JD Davis 1B/3B
    i’m also thinking about playing without C : Alfaro !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aquino, Davis, Urshela

  35. Gotime says:
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    Start Robles (3 vs Pit 4 vs White Sox) or Bradley (3 @ Coors 4 vs SF) for SAGNOF
    Also, weekly H2H cats, risk keeping in Soto (DTD) or bench for Gardner (4 vs Orioles 4 vs Cle)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

      Start Gardner

  36. James Bolger says:
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    d’Arnaud has been slumping lately. Time to swap for Mejia or Jansen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess can try Mejia

  37. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    LFGM!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1 F! Ha, the Mets have been insane

  38. asdfasdf says:
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    Hey, who would you rather start out of these guys:

    Caleb Smith vs. LAD
    Keuchel vs. NYM
    Darvish @PHI

    Thanks!

  39. Manormachine says:
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    Regarding your Hunter Dozier 2020 comment (Make Kansas City Great Again!), would I be crazy to use him as a starting 3b in a 10 team dynasty? I can keep him for a buck so he certainly fits my stars and scrubs strategy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t seem crazy

  40. Curious George says:
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    What are you guys doing with mondesi at this point? If I have machado, Bregman, tatis, and Bichette would i be better off just dropping mondesi to make room for jd Davis?

  41. Grey, how do you rank Merrifield, H. Dozier, Yordan, K. Marte and Segura ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan, Whit, Marte, Dozier

  42. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Bench bat: Segura or Hosmer?

    thanks man!

  43. david arquilla says:
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    In a dog fight for the playoffs. Gotta sit one the following this week

    Soler (only 5 games but hot)
    Bichette
    Aquino
    Ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of matchups, but I guess Soler

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Soler vs Mets later this week, so that could be a bad matchup (Thor, DeGrom)… prob the best strategically

  44. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    a) SON always loves Brandon Mckay it seems and can’t figure out why. He hasn’t had a QS since his first outing but has solid starts and his FIP and xFIP are around 3.7. Trust him for his next start at Padres ($19)?
    b) Don’t know if I can afford to lose two starts but: Starting Gallen in Coors tomorrow (-$22)?…Starting RAY in Coors (-$8)? Ray doesn’t actually pitch that badly in Coors for his career or this season. Career @ Coors: 36 IP, 4.2 ERA, 2.7 FIP, 3.67 xFIP, 1.76 WHIP, 11.1 K/9, 4.5 BB/9

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      c) Similar question on Mondesi as guy a little above. I feel like one extra spot would be helpful this time of the year and I have Kluber Mondesi Contreras down with 2 DL spots. Is it worth it to drop Mondi or Willy now? We have this week and two more until first week of playoffs. Playoffs are 3 weeks long.

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        c cont’d.): (sorry) I’ve missed out on a lot of the young hitters that come up raking (Aquino, etc) because I hold players for too long. Would use the extra spot taken up by a DL guy to try Happ probably.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I would’ve dropped Mondesi weeks ago, Contreras was dropped in multiple leagues of mine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes

      B. These are terrible, neither

    • Dave D says:
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      I’m in a fifteen team NFBC with both these guys on one team or another so there are weekly lineups and limited FA’s. So, in one league I have both. Ray is worth the risk for me no doubt. If I bench Gallen at Coors I lose the second start at hone vs. SF. My other options are Yamamoto at him vs LAD and on road at Coors or Elesier vs. LAD. Im going with the former two so wish me luck.

      In any event we play categories not names. If I have a two start guy and my greyest odds for gaining ground is W’s and K’s I’ll overlook the potential implosion in ERA and WHIP if it makes sense. In the Razzball NFBC you could say I made a mistake by not starting Folthy last week despite his mediocre ratios. Case in point. I needed W’s and K’s so I blew it by not starting him despite it being “unadvisable” to start him.

  45. Arod’s Frost says:
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    Team has the injury bug and feeling the squeeze on # of batters. Are any of the below droppable (in 1st currently)?

    C: Contreras
    2B: Mondesi
    OF: Dahl

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all droppable

      • William Hung says:
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        goddamn it, i had all 3 at one point – still stashing Contreras and have Mondesi on the IL for myself. Though I should be making the playoffs which start in 3 weeks for me (4 if I get a 1st round bye) so that’s why I’m holding Contreras

  46. Ken says:
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    I have to keep one of these 2 guys, as I only have one move remaining: Nelson Cruz or Luke Voit. Points league. Who would you keep? I have to decide before the 12:05 game today.

    Thx

  47. JD says:
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    Can you rank these questionable closers ROS for saves:

    Melancon
    Workman
    LeClerc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Workman, Leclerc

  48. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Pick one to start this week

    McKay vs SD (Lauer) (SON 17.1)

    or

    Soroka vs LAD (Maeda) (SON 3.6)

  49. With Isan headed to the Rocky Mtns for 3 games struggling with weekly lineup (R. Tapia home for all 6) leaning towards sitting Hoskins (6 @ home) Hosmer (3 home/3 away) and V. Robles (6 @ home) Hos, Hos, and Vic have been a real drag. Please rank for this week:
    I. Diaz
    Tapia
    Santander
    Hoskins
    Hosmer
    V. Robles
    5X5 Roto – Thanks for your opinions!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins, Hosmer, Isan

  50. Twins Peaker says:
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    AWhile back Grey, you told me to not have such a young staff, since they’re not consistent. So, over the past month, I made some deals to try to rectify that. How does this staff look like going into 2020 (trade deadline just passed).

    SP – Ohtani, Grienke, C. Smith, Paddack, Gallen
    RP – J. James, Stripling, W. Smith

    FA in our draft: deGrom, Sale, Bauer, Clevinger, Severino, Snell, Berrios,….possibly Thor, G. Cole, if not kept by other owners due to high prices. I have a lot to spend on a few opening roster spots.

    11 team 330 deep keeper pts league, without knowing other staffs, how does this look for 2020 (I realize it’s early).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid!

  51. Dodger Blues says:
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    Acuna has 6 homers and 3 steals the last 7 days, hitting over 400 in that stretch. Last season he got scorching hot, I could see him going insane and winning the mvp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally, he’s moved into 2nd place on Player Rater, nearly moving in front of Yelich

  52. William Hung says:
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    Travis D’Arnaud or Christina Vazquez? 5×5 with Ks and OBP

  53. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning!

    12-team league (redraft); is Mercado droppable?

    My current OF (start 3) looks like:
    – Trout
    – Alvarez
    – Aquino
    – Mercado
    (and H. Dozier with his OF eligibility can be swapped in)

    Thanks in advance

  54. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great writeup! I got Yord of the Rings in FAAB for $26 this year, thinking he was a non keeper (would be keepable for $29). But he’s starting to look pretty tasty despite that price! ($260, 12 team roto)

    Anyway, got a pretty specific question for you…

    12 team roto, weekly lineups (9 for pitchers). I’m in a tight tight race but just overtook first. I’m leading in ERA and way ahead in Wins. I’m middle of pack for saves, with 3-4 points to gain if i can gain 4-5 saves.

    To try and make up the difference, would you start 4 or 5 closers if you don’t have great SP matchups?

    Specifically, that would mean starting Leclerc and Lugo as my rp4 and rp5 then benching wood’s 2 starts (wash and stl) and plesacs 2 starts and also not starting scherzer (who may or may not start Sunday).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan will go for more than that, but not sure how much more or other options

      Yeah, go Leclerc and Lugo

  55. stuey says:
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    I’m in an MLB Survivor league, where you have to pick a team that must win at least half their games in a given week – can only use each team once. I’m down to scraps now…below are my best two choices left for this week. Any strong preference?

    Colorado (6 at home) – 3 vs ARI, 3 vs MIA (Lambert 2 starts)

    Toronto (6 at home) – 3 vs TEX, 3 vs SEA (Stewart 2 starts, after Opener)

      • stuey says:
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        That was my lean too. Lambert is just…yuck. Stay hot Jays!

        Thanks!

  56. Twins Peaker says:
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    Last question because it’s on my mind. Sorry.

    I wasn’t able to move an expiring contract of Altuve yesterday. I can retain him for 25% off draft price though in 2020. My current 2B, SS and MI are Mondesi, Tatis, Urias. I know it’s early, but do you think those 3 are a solid enough MI for me to not retain Altuve? In a pts league I love the first two, but Urias may not quite be there yet. Just your 2020 thoughts on the players I mentioned.

    Thanks for all of your help today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi/Tatis likely over Altuve even without keepers considered

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        For sure I’d keep those two at $1 per season. I think I’ll see how the rest of the season goes for Urias. Altuve for even $50 after discount ($300 cap) at one of those 3 slots is a good deal and would pair nicely with Mondesi and Tatis.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Altuve over Urias

  57. Eric says:
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    Who would you rather have rest of season, at the utility position, in a points league:
    Yordan Alvarez or Carlos Correa?

    Thanks

  58. tshank13 says:
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    The Real Joey Bart in his column yesterday recommended streaming Jose Suarez today against the Pirates. SON liked him yesterday(+5-ish), but soured on him this morning(+0.7). What’s your take? Feels risky, but could use the two extra starts this week(second start is vs. CHW +15.2).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw Suarez, didn’t pick him up, don’t trust him

      • tshank13 says:
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        Slim pickens this week, but that’s what my gut says too. Thanks man!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Saurez has been a bit shaky from what i’ve seen of him. he’s had trouble with command and gets bailed out by his change up. could be lucky or could get rocked. i guess that goes for most, hahaha, but thats my 2 cents.

      • tshank13 says:
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        Appreciate the input!

  59. DonnieB says:
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    please rank ROS:
    Odor,Isan,Ender and BrainAnderson. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender, Anderson

  60. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    1) In a vacuum, better bat to play this week (5×5 shallow roto league) J Upton (7 games vs Pirates and White Sox) or Kingery (6 games, vs Cubs and Padres). Looking for overall value, no specific category. Who would you roll with this week?

    2) So, do we hold and start Marquez for his home start vs MIA (SON $21) later this week in a super shallow league, or drop and pick back up after for next start after in Arizona?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

      2. Start German

  61. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,
    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year, *12 left*), no streaming.
    The way I see my team below is I can drop one of Giles or Heaney when Kluber starts to pitch to bring him off the DL and save the other one (of Giles or Heaney and/or D. May as he will eventually get shut down) for playoff streaming. Either way, I’d like to save at least 10 for playoffs if you see anything worth swapping from the wire. Also, what are your thoughts on J. Cueto ?
    Waiver wire
    HIT –I. Happ, A. Duvall, R. McMahon, JD Davis, T. Hernandez, C. Dickerson, J. Kipnis, K. Schwarber, E. Sogard, A. Santander, S. Kingery, F. Galvis, S. Castro, E. Inciarte, H. Renfroe,
    PIT- J. Cueto (DL), V. Velasquez, B. Keller, J. Waguespack, C. Bassit, S. Lugo, I. Nova, D. Norris, H. Bailey, J. Vargas, A. Civale, B. Anderson
    RP- J. Leclerc, I. Kennedy, B. Workman, D. Law
    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – A. Rizzo
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – C. Santana
    SS –T. Turner
    CI – E. Suarez
    MI – G. Urshela
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – H. Dozier
    Util – P. Goldschmidt
    BN – C. Yelich DTD

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP) DTD
    P – F. Vazquez (RP)
    BN – B. Mckay
    BN – Z. Gallen
    BN – D. Lamet
    BN – D. May
    BN – A. Heaney
    DL – C. Kluber (60-DL)
    Thanks bud
    Marv
    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year, *12 left*), no streaming.

    The way I see my team below is I can drop one of Giles or Heaney when Kluber starts to pitch to bring him off the DL and save the other one (of Giles or Heaney and/or D. May as he will eventually get shut down) for playoff streaming. Either way, I’d like to save at least 10 for playoffs if you see anything worth swapping from the wire.

    Also, what are your thoughts on J. Cueto ?

    Waiver wire

    HIT –I. Happ, A. Duvall, R. McMahon, JD Davis, T. Hernandez, C. Dickerson, J. Kipnis, K. Schwarber, E. Sogard, A. Santander, S. Kingery, F. Galvis, S. Castro, E. Inciarte, H. Renfroe,

    PIT- J. Cueto (DL), V. Velasquez, B. Keller, J. Waguespack, C. Bassit, S. Lugo, I. Nova, D. Norris, H. Bailey, J. Vargas, A. Civale, B. Anderson

    RP- J. Leclerc, I. Kennedy, B. Workman, D. Law

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – A. Rizzo
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – C. Santana
    SS –T. Turner
    CI – E. Suarez
    MI – G. Urshela
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – H. Dozier
    Util – P. Goldschmidt
    BN – C. Yelich DTD

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP) DTD
    P – F. Vazquez (RP)
    BN – B. Mckay
    BN – Z. Gallen
    BN – D. Lamet
    BN – D. May
    BN – A. Heaney
    DL – C. Kluber (60-DL)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Cueto — Lose Giles for Kluber, none of those other guys on waivers are necessary right now

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        awesome, thanks

  62. Chris says:
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    Can I trust any of these 2 start pitchers this week to be somewhat helpful in a points league?

    Vargas (v CHC, v SD)
    Desclafani (@WAS, v STL)
    Mitch Keller (@LAA, v CHC)
    Merill Kelly (@COL, v SF)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trust? No… If you need one, Vargas

  63. Dave D says:
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    Well, I didn’t heed your advice on the Greek god of power—- Aristides (Air-iss-ta-dees) for last week’s FAAB in NFBC. I did surprisingly land him in one league for $35. He will start this week alongside the Acuna to his Soto, Yordan-o Alvarez. Next year I want an OF of Acuna-Soto-Alvarez-Aquino. Unlikely realistic but dreamers must have dreams. That $35 was dirt cheap though. One of my leagues he went for $600. I bet that same guy has regrets for not doing that a couple months back on Yordan-o.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want Acuna in every league next year… I’m beginning to think Soto is slightly overrated for 5×5 since he doesn’t steal regularly…Obviously I still love him

      • Dave D says:
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        Yeah, Soto may be more realistic about 70-85 ADP, more like Castellanos, Upton, Haniger coming into this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d Soto is fine at 20-30, but 30 HRs, .290 with runs and RBIs and a few steals is essentially every 3 hole hitter

  64. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Drop Dustin May for a 2 start Brendan McKay?

    Thank You!

  65. Eric says:
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    Looks like Cruz will be back!

    From the #MNTwins: “Nelson Cruz was examined by Dr. Thomas Graham today in New York. It was determined there is no damage other than the ruptured tendon in his left wrist and therefore no surgery is required.
    He will resume baseball activities Tues, begin his hitting program.”

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes, because a ruptured tendon sounds like “no damage”?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, dude is a monster

  66. Cram It says:
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    Did you see this thing about Houser that he threw up on the mound during the first inning…and he’s done it before in various games?

    • Dave D says:
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      Does he need a bucket?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahahaha — WUT?

      • Cram It says:
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        It’s pretty bonkers.

        • Dave D says:
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          I guess its not any more disgusting that chewing dip. Barf=“the New Dip”. A good marketing point could be “reduces your chances of oral cancer” and “a good way to attract bulimic fans”.

          • Cram It says:
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            Well his vomit appears to be clear/liquidy, so it’s probably a lot cleaner than dip. You ain’t cool, unless you barf on the mound!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              This is true

  67. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Matt carpenter looks so done.. guessing youd take garrett cooper ros over him yes?

  68. jose says:
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    Happy Monday, Grey!

    SON says to flip a coin on E. Rodriguez today @ Clevland (0.6). The rest of my pitching matchups this week are money though. Should I…

    A) Bench ERod so the rest of his owners (does anyone else still own ERod?) can benefit?

    B) Roll the dice, because I didn’t make it to first place by playing it safe!

    For what it’s worth, his line projected by SON would net me around 10 points if we don’t factor in a win or loss. An average ERod start is like 19 points.

    Thanks!

      • jose says:
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        Sounds good!

  69. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey, one more question: I could drop Voit for Correa, or I could drop Ross Stripling for Kenley Jansen or R Osuna? Points league. What do you think? Seems Stripling will just be used in a middle relief role? Voit may have some value.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling for Jansen

      • Eric says:
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        Thanks, but I will go Osuna after this news just broke:

        Jansen will be given more scheduled days off in an effort to prepare him for the playoffs, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

        Analysis: Manager Dave Roberts indicated that he has spoken with Jansen about reducing his workload as he tries to right the ship and put an end to his recent struggles. Jansen will retain the closer position but will yield save opportunities on scheduled off days to other relievers, with Joe Kelly and Pedro Baez first in line for such chances. With the Dodgers firmly in control of the National League West, they have plenty of room to tinker with their bullpen as they gear up for another World Series run. This includes taking steps to get Jansen back on track, as he has blown two of his previous save opportunities and has posted a career-worst 3.74 ERA in 45 games this season.

          • Shallow League Decisions says:
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            The news above on Jansen is interesting. I own him in a shallow 10-team standard roto. I have Jansen, Rogers and Hand as my closers.

            I’m in 1st place overall by about 20 points. I’m 2nd in the save category with 73 – seven behind. I’m 4 and 11 saves ahead of the two closest teams behind me in this category. If the Dodgers limit Jansen’s workload, how many more saves do you see him getting ROS? Should I drop him and pick up another bat like Urshela or Acquino for pop and average? The average category is tight among a handful of teams.

            C Garver
            1B DJ
            2B Baez
            3B Rendon
            SS Story
            OF Yelich, Acuna, Springer
            UTIL Soto, Altuve
            BENCH P. Alonso

            SP Cole, deGrom, Morton, Clevinger
            RP Jansen, Rogers, Hand
            BENCH Buehler, Corbin

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No one is getting more than 10 saves the rest of the way, so maybe he gets 7 — those OFs will never play on your team

  70. Dodger Blues says:
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    Here’s a weird last minute call for a weekly league pickup in a reliever spot.

    Luis Cessa.

    The Yankees play 8 games this week with the double header today and no off days, and only have 4 healthy starters. Cessa hasn’t pitched in 4 days. He should pitch bulk twice this week vs baltimore and then again vs Cleveland over the weekend. He’s pitched really well layely in multiple inning outings. Decent chance he shows up with a win and could get 8 innings of work over the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him in 2 leagues this week

      • Dodger Blues says:
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        Esketit!!!

  71. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Pick one to start this week

    Paddack @ Phi (Velasquez) (SON 11.3)

    or

    Soroka vs LAD (Maeda) (SON 3.6)

  72. Ralphy says:
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    I had six pitchers going yesterday and only room for five. Had Berrios in and Minor on the bench. Then I saw the Robot had Minor above Berrios. Wow what a call by the Robot!

  73. JC says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Civale, Dustin May, cal Quantrill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May, Civale

  74. Dave D says:
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    Btw, I noticed that the NFBC folks have started hockey leagues this upcoming year. I used to play fantasy hockey in baseball offseason as I’m not a football guy and grew up going to Kings games. I stopped playing after the birth of my second child five years ago but may give it a go this year again since there are finally some money leagues in hockey. It’s points based both roto and h2h formats. Anyway, I’m pointing that out here since I noticed you cover hockey a little and maybe there are a few puck heads in this crowd that might care to give it a look.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should hit up hockey.razzball.com — our head writer, Viz, is a pro poker player, I’m sure he’d get into the league with you and maybe post about it… We could also get you $25 off, prolly

      • Dave D says:
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        Okay, thanks for the tip, sounds good. Will check in with him over on Razzball hockey.

  75. CMUTIMMAH says:
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    Manfred, the guy that was dropping serious money investigating Biogenesis and how they were making a mockery of the game… goes ahead and puts the steroids into the baseballs instead of the players. He gave Rawlings Tony Bosch’s prescription pad and told them “Micro-dosing is the thing of the past. We are macro-dosing the baseballs from here on out!”

    Soler flares are going 390 ft.

    I can’t wait until the end of the year comes and 50% of the league has career highs for home runs.

    Imagine the arbitration impact of all of this!?

    Anyway –

    -Picked up AQUINO for the hefty price of dropping Ian Desmond (jokes) mid week last week. Can’t wait for his production to just stop dead now that I did that.
    -Traded Trout, Pollock and Pineda for Cole, German and McKay. Pollock was dropped, so I picked him back up. Pineda to the IL. Trout is a beast, but I am chasing all pitching categories… went from 5th to first since the trade.

    Who should I run out there this week (standard 5×5 roto):
    -Alex Wood for 2 (@WAS, STL)
    -Stroman vs (@ATL)
    -Kyle Gibson vs (@MIL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, totally

      You just jinxed Aquino, thanks!

      Wood

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Soler flares… i see what you did there.

  76. JP says:
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    Wanting to cut bait on Segura, which two would keep from this group?

    Odor, Segura, McMahon, Sano, W. Calhoun, Happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d play matchups, McMahon at home, Sano

  77. 183414 says:
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    In the hunt (as of aug. 12) for the NFBC OLC, I lost out on a bid Urshela, and got Tauchman instead, as well as J.D. Davis and Inciarte (need s.b.’s). Seems like I did ok, particularly ig Tauchman, Davis, and Inciarte get regular playing time.
    What do you think ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think those guys have been awesome, now figure out how to get them all to hit vs. the O’s

  78. Wacks says:
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    Still holding Le Terminator? Mejia is looming

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see flipping them

      • Wacks says:
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        Would you recommend waiting a few days to see how both players do to start the week?

        • Wacks says:
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          Or would you consider Smith over both of them?

  79. Ghost of Grady Little says:
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    Just posting to send a big shout out to Razz Ball! Clinched a first round bye and the overall #1 seed yesterday with 3 weeks still to play. Couldn’t have done it without you guys (and Christian Yelich)!

  80. NO K’s in this league—– 4×4 R.O.Y. ??? Houser Ross T Williams Fedde…. please name top two… W then ERA matter most

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Houser, Williams

  81. The Wild Card says:
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    How would your rank Juan Soto, Yordan Alvarez and Pete Alonso for 2020??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso, Yordan…prolly

  82. True North says:
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    Rank these closers for ROS please:
    – Workman
    – Pagan
    – Diaz

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan, Workman

  83. Bac says:
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    Would you add McKay over Wood?

    Also last catcher question. Rank these guys ROS

    Smith
    Kelly
    Mejia
    d’Arnaud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, but might matter on matchups and McKay might get shut down, but who knows with Wood

      Smith, d’Arnaud

  84. KrazyIvan says:
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    What are you thoughts on Heaney and Folty the rest of the way? I have a streamer spot where I could add one of them and I could drop one of:
    Gibson (love/hate thing going on with him)
    ReyLo (the joy ride second half seems close to crashing soon)
    Yarbrough: soft tossing leftists-yeesh
    Lamet: guy reminds me of Nuke Laloosh.

    I was thinking of streaming Heaney and dropping ReyLo for Folty in 12 teamer H2H.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all matchups dependent

  85. Fogimon says:
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    Hunter Dozier on fire!! But here comes the dreaded 5 game week. Start him over a 7 game slumping Franmil or Odor?

    Start 2;

    Hunter Doze 2vSTL, 3vNYM
    Stinky Odor 4vMIN, [email protected]
    Franmil 3vBOS, [email protected]

  86. Jack Straw says:
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    10 team NL only 5×5 standard category roto league.

    I was planning to sit L. Cain this week with only 5 games scheduled for MIL – but then Soto rolled his ankle….

    Start Cain or Childish Bambino this week – super tight races across the categories (although I’m not desperate for SB help).

    Thanks Grey

  87. LG Baseball says:
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    Great round-up Grey!

    Do you like Puig or JD Davis in a 5×5 H2H league to help down the stretch?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Puig

  88. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I love how the Orioles’ staff is like a roaming Coors field bringing gaudy offensive numbers to all they encounter. They’re like an ATM for counting stats.

    • William Hung says:
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      As a Betts, Benintendi, and Vazquez owner – i’m licking my chops over that 3 game series this weekend

  89. Harley Earl says:
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    Can anyone explain to me why the Twins manager will run Tsylor Rogers out there for a two inning save, then throw him again the very next day???

    What kind of idiot does that? Does he not realize that by the time you count his warmup pitches for each day that he’s effectively pitched 4 or 5 inning??? What an effing D-Bag!!!!

    Also, one more thing. … Aquino!!!!!

  90. Metric Man says:
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    Player A –

    329 AB / 59 R / 20 HR / 51 RBI / .304 AVG / .273 xAVG / .550 SLG / .465 xSLG / 34.5% Hard Hit / 85.6 Exit Velo / 8.2 Launch Angle / 7.2% Barrel

    Player B –

    313 AB / 57 R / 17 HR / 61 RBI / .321 AVG / .311 xAVG / .572 SLG / .531 xSLG / 42.7% Hard Hit / 91.0 Exit Velo / 14.6 Launch Angle / 7.6% Barrel

    Player A is Altuve
    Player B is Urshela

    Sometimes you have to block out the name recognition.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If only Altuve got the O’s 20 times a year

      • Metric Man says:
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        That too :)

  91. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Thoughts on the callup of Joshua Rojas on Arizona? You grabbing him?

    Seems to have awesome AAA stats this year.

    Thanks!

  92. pugs slugs says:
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    Greetings Grey,

    Below is my updated roster. I added Parra after seeing Soto get injured just in case it was more serious, and he’s filling in for Soto today. I also added Yonder for Coors (faces RHP Mon/Tue).

    A) Available bats right now are: Kendrick (activated today from IL), Asdrubel, Arozarena (STL call up for JoMart), Haseley, Camargo. Which, if any would you switch up?

    B) Gio (@WAS, @STL), Houser (@WAS, vs. ARI) and Davies are all on FA. Would you drop any of the following for them?
    Austin Brice (holding out for hope of getting SAGNOF with shaky BP)
    Lauer (vs.TB, @CIN, vs. BOS, @SF)
    Wood (@WAS, vs.STL, @PIT, @MIA)
    Musgrove (vs. WAS, @PHI, @COL)
    Quantril (vs.TB, @CIN, vs.LAD, @SF)

    NL-Only, 10-TM, H2H, 5×5 (OBP) – $280 Auction (Keep 5)
    CA Smith
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Escobar
    IF Longoria
    OF Acuña Juña
    OF Harper
    OF Hoskins
    OF Inciarte
    UT Parra
    B Yonder

    SP Bauer, Ryu, Corbin, Mikolas, Musgrove, Wood, Quantrill, Lauer
    RP Yates, L. Jackson, Austin Brice
    IL Kimbrel

    Thanks!!

    • pugs slugs says:
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      Davies is no longer an option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. JoMart out for a while? Thought he was day-today…. I’d want Camargo over Longo who is so boring B. Wouldn’t really mess with any of these, but Musgrove’s matchups are garbage too… Houser over Musgrove

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Thanks for the response!

        A) JoMart was put on IL and Arozarena was brought up. He was 349/.435/.547 with 10 HRs and 16 SBs in 80 games between AA and AAA.

        B) Yonder isn’t starting today, which is a little weird given the day he had yesterday. I’ll probably drop him tomorrow for Camargo. Parra will probably be the next guy out if Soto is only out a couple games.

        C) I hear you about messing with my pitching staff. It’s so hit or miss this year. Luckily, the team I’m playing this week only has Paddock, Vargas, Limet, and May. He’s in last place, and he has a few SPs hurt, so he probably won’t spend the $ for streaming starters.

        D) Houser is on waivers, so I’ll have to see if he clears. I don’t want to use a waiver pick on him and go back to the bottom. Tyler Beede is there also, and SON has him at $6 vs. OAK at home. Drop Musgrove for him, and then I can figure out who to drop for Houser.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Hmm… Interesting… I’d lose Parra for him

          D. Okay, Beede at home

          • pugs slugs says:
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            Thanks!

  93. Larry says:
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    Should I drop Franmil Reyes for Ian Happ? I do realize this would mean Franmil will get hot and hit 10 homers this week.

  94. Gary C says:
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    10 team H2H Points

    1. Pick one for this week only:
    Matt Olson – [email protected], 4 vs Houst (including Verlander, Greinke, Cole)
    Kingery – 3vs Chi Cubs, 3 vs SD

    2. ROS Catcher:
    D’Arnaud, Vasquez, Carson Kelly, Molina

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Olson 2. Vazquez

  95. William Hung says:
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    Not sure why the Blue Jays want to roll Giles out there – are they not trying to trade him in the offseason?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They don’t know what they’re doing

  96. The Perfect Game says:
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    Saw that Jansen’s workload will be reduced in preparation for playoffs. I don’t know that that does to his projected saves total ROS. Would you drop him for Seth Lugo or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Lugo can’t go on back to back days

      • William Hung says:
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        until Callaway realizes Lugo is the only guy who can get anyone out in the bullpen against the Braves and throws him out there for every game

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We’re halfway thru August and he still hasn’t figured it out

  97. Kingslayer says:
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    Drop Luis Urias for Josh Rojas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can try him if the league is shallow since Urias is literally doing nothing

  98. Harley Earl says:
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    Diamondbacks called up Josh Rojas. Think he’s worth a speculative add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where is he playing?

  99. Gary C says:
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    10 Team H2H Points

    Need 2 of 4 for the week

    German Marquez vs Mia (@ Colo!)
    Gallen @ Colo! ; vs SF
    Luchessi vs TB ; @ Phil
    Canning vs Pitt ; vs Chi WS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning, German — Wheee, fun times!

  100. toolshed says:
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    Do you still believe in caleb Smith ros? He seems like he has hit a wall. Still getting K’s but not the same dude we saw earlier. Hes been giving up a lot of homers. Are you using him at least at home in a 12 team league? Still probably gets k’s but this time of year preservation of ratios is important.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh? Yeah, what happened to him?

      • toolshed says:
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        He has been giving up a lot of homers and hasnt been great since returning from the IL. He couldn’t get out of the 5th inning last time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He had a 3.48 ERA in July in 31 IP

  101. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am torn between three guys to pick up for Jose Martinez:

    Yaz, Happ, or Inciarte (scares me with his .235 average)

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok thanks

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          would you drop VanMeter for Happ?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Thought you were dropping that other schmohawk

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              im debating between both

  102. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    LOL btw nice pronunciation by Anime Grey of Castillo in the video; I see someone slept through Spanish class. Luis Cas-TEE-yo.

  103. DFW says:
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    Ugh catcher questions. Dropping Danny Jansen with his announced time share for Mejia, Molina or Alfaro?

  104. CP says:
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    drop cooper for rojas?

  105. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP league…hold Franmil or drop for one of: JD Davis, B Anderson, Upton, Senzel, Kingery, B Reynolds, Margot

    Thanks!

  106. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey would you drop VanMeter, or Jose Martinez for Happ?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok I just did it. thanks.

  107. Cohen says:
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    Drop Ender,Myers or Tapia for Happ?

  108. krazyivan says:
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    At this rate I wouldn’t be surprised if Ellsbury came back this week and hit .330 with 7 HRs the rest of the way. As impressive this season has been for the Yankees I feel like the playoffs are going to be a rude awakening.

      • krazyivan says:
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        Who says Managers don’t make a difference. Clint Hurdles prowess at keeping the lineup being posted until the last second is vastly underestimated.

  109. Alps says:
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    They Grey
    Would you drop
    Ed-Rod for either Quintana or Reynaldo Lopez
    Ed-Rod looks bad tonight and hasn’t been that good in
    His last few

      • Alps says:
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        Sorry same answer over
        Lamet or Dillon Peters

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lamet at home or Peters at home

  110. Alps says:
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    Ok got it
    Thanks
    Have a good night

  111. bobbo says:
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    Playoffs.
    Pham’s hand injury ha me worried. Drop him for a hot bat like Pillar or Teoscar or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait for word

  112. Ty says:
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    Man, news about Pham doesn’t look so great. He may not be able to help me ROS. Drop for JDD? I have Alvarez, B. Reynolds, Eloy and Peralta. 12 team mixed roto. Peralta isn’t looking so hot either. Others available are ….
    Anderson
    Happ
    Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, you gotta wait to hear more news on Pham

      • Ty says:
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        Will do, Thanks . Great call on talking me out of dropping Minor for Pineda. Pineda goes to IL and Minor has a 2 start week tosses 15 shutout innings 2 W’s and a 18:2 KK:BB. You da man!

  113. KrazyIvan says:
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    Fun with small sample sizes. Prorated stats for Bichette if he would have started in March: He would have 75 doubles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aquino would have 878 homers.

  114. KrazyIvan says:
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    Dude, not to derail the good times baseball feeling for some dumb politics, but I just realized how cool New Hampshire is. They elected a congressman named Dick Swett. Instant legend.

  115. Trader says:
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    Gibson or Lucchesi?

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