It’s never too early to turn the page towards 2020. Which is what Hugh Downs used to say while wearing a smoking jacket and flipping through a script. By the way, Hugh Downs missed his porn actor calling.  “Oh my God, that’s an Orca in your pants!” “Well, I ain’t Churchill Downs.”  Fun Fact! Hugh Downs only wore slippers. Okay, okay, OKAY, enough about freakin’ Hugh Downs. This is like when Seinfeld was telling Bania to ease up on the Ovaltine jokes.  Grey, you’ve got fifteen minutes of Hugh Downs! Let him go! I’d love to but he goes Downs so easy! So, Luis Castillo pitched another gem in a season of them (7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.63). His peripherals are equally gorge like Barbara Walters fluffing Hugh–I’ll stop! Castillo’s has a 10.8 K/9, 3.9 BB/9, 3.71 FIP and his fastball velocity is up and he’s throwing his change a lot more (26% to 32%). He kinda reminds me of another Reds pitcher, Trevor Bauer. Castillo’s ERA could easily be near-4 vs. near 2.50. Still like him, not saying make a chump dump like when Hugh Downs used to spend 30 minutes in the bathroom and blame Mike Wallace, but Castillo looks a lot better than Bauer in ERA, but for 2020 I don’t see a ton of difference. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Derek Dietrich – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. He injured himself pimping a home run.

Andrew Heaney – On track to return this weekend in Boston. When you miss as many games as Heaney, you’d think you’d have your timing down better for when to return.

Mike Trout – 2-for-3 and a slam (37) and legs (9). He’s pretty good, but I want to see how good he is once all pitchers have seen him for ten seasons. Might attack him differently.

Masahiro Tanaka – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.93. Tanaka has a 10-something ERA in the 2nd half. This is obviously an unintended consequence of something that happened in March.  The Yankees, prior to the season, sent Tanaka to a hypnotist told to convince him it was July to start the year, because he was always a 2nd half pitcher. It was awkward at first when Tanaka would ask teammates in April, “Hey, wanna come by my place for a 4th of July shindig? If you can bring fireworks or any decorations, I’d appreciate it. Everywhere I go they tell me they don’t have any yet. Bunch of procrastinators!”  Unfortch, Tanaka hasn’t been a great in-his-mind November and December pitcher this year. He keeps saying, “Hey, is this one of those Venezuelan Winter Leagues?”  Okay, drop him; he’s been useless and you have to find someone better in most mixed leagues.

Mike Tauchman – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .294. On any other team, Tauchman is Daniel Palka. Right? Everything the Yankees throw at teams works (for hitting). Almost made Tauchman the lede today, but it was against the Orioles, so if you’re not hitting home runs, what’s da matta you?! Samesies for Mike Ford (1-for-4) who hit his 2nd homer. I grabbed Tauchman in one mixed league, and I would do the same with Ford. We’ll reevaluate after they leave Baltimore.

Jonathan Villar – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and hit for the MLB’s 5th cycle. This is the year of the cycle.  Thanks to Leonardo da Vinci we even know what to call this. Otherwise what would we call a cycle?  An every-base-hit-possible thingamajig? A Steppenwolf? ‘Two-tired’ to come up with anything?

Isan Diaz – 1-for-7 as he hit 2nd. I just did a boing in my pants. I grabbed Diaz in all leagues, but it’s super contingent on him playing. With that said, you have to be half a dope to call up Diaz and not play him.  With That Said: Part 2, The Return Of That Which Was Said, Mattingly is kinda dopey. With That Said: Part 3, What More Could Be Said, Mattingly can’t be that dopey, can he? *insert white man slowly blinking GIF*

Lewis Brinson – 0-for-7 as he was recalled from the minors. He had 16 HRs and 16 SBs in his minor league stint since April. Am I picking up Brinson? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on Tennessee.  Fool me three times, blame it on the rain….  *two hours later* …Fool me seventy-eight hundred times, apparently Brinson has nothing better to do than fool me. Outside of NL-Only leagues, I’m simply cyclops’ing.

Ryne StanekMarlins plan to use him in high leverage situations, which can only mean one thing:  When they’re going for win game number 45, there’s one man they want on the mound… Caleb Smith, then fingers crossed on the bullpen. I grabbed Stanek in one league for possible saves, but he’s the first guy off my team if I need room.

Amed Rosario – 3-for-9, 3 runs and a slam (12) and legs (14).  Also, in this game (and doubleheader), Jeff McNeil (2-for-5, 2 runs) hit his 14th. They were batting one and two in the order, because it took Mickey Callaway four months to figure out his batting order.  “Duh, George, which way do they go?” That’s Callaway trying to figure out how to put on his pants.

Pete Alonso – 3-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 35th homer.  Albombso!

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.77. He’s allowed three runs or fewer in 51 of 55 starts since the beginning of 2018. Well, la di da!

Craig Kimbrel – Hit the IL with knee soreness. He says it’s less of a concern than when he needed knee surgery on his other knee. Well, that’s reassuring! He says it should only be a 10-day stint. I’m gonna take him at his word because he told us in February he’d sign in March. Wait, bad reason. Maddon says it’s a committee; I grabbed Steve Cishek (1/3 IP, 3 ER), which went over terrifically, so I dropped him already! It could be Brandon Kintzler (2/3 IP, 0 ER); Pedro Strop returns today and David Phelps (1/3 IP, 0 ER) got yesterday’s save. Fun times!

Willson Contreras – Out for a month with his hamstring injury. I’m kinda interested in the beta-carotene adult beverage, Caratini. Of course, you need a deep enough league for him to matter.

Javier Baez – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 27th and 28th homer, hitting .290. He could have the best final two months of anyone and become a 40 HR, 20 SB guy. Of course, I don’t think it happens (which is me reverse jinxing it so it happens. But is this a reverse jinx of my reverse jinx? Damn!).

Nicholas Castellanos – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer on the Cubs.  Any guess how many homers he has all year?  It looks a lot like a one standing next to a mirror.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer, hitting .276.  Also, in this game, Nick Martini homered, his 1st. A Semien/Martini is definitely better shaken than stirred.

Mookie Betts – Left yesterday’s game after fouling a ball off his foot. Feel better, you better, you Betts.

Brandon Workman – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.99 and his 6th save.  I wish a reporter would just ask Cora, “It took you how long to figure out Workman should be your closer?” Any answer under five months is a lie.

Cheslor Cuthbert – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting near-.300 in the last week and could be a very light schmotato.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Signed by the Nats to be the last of the Russian nesting dolls after Howie Kendrick. Hopefully, Jed Lowrie gets healthy soon so the Mets can release him and the Nats can grab him.

Zach Davies – Hit the IL with back spasms. Terrible blow for the Brewers.  I’m not joking, that’s their ace.  Terrible blow that the Brewers’ pitching sucks, in a vacuum.

Jordan Lyles – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.97 as he went against his former club, the Pirates. Surprised to see a pitcher pitch better off the Pirates. I’m effin’ kidding! You send Dario Agrazal, which sounds like an artificial sweetener, to another team and he throws like Gerrit Cole! Ray Sewage ruins careers!  Any hoo! Lyles is a Streamonator call, and it loves his next start.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 27th homer, hitting .267.  Moistasskiss!

Christian Yelich – 4-for-5, and his 38th and 39th homer, hitting .336.  Moistasskiss is a play on Moustakas’s name, and is in no way an allusion to Yelich’s underground video roles.

Bryan Reynolds – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .337. Prolly because of Confirmation Bias or some other Psych 101 term, I just realized Reynolds could win the NL batting title if he gets enough at-bats.  C**nt Hurdle is totally the type to bench Reynolds on the last day of the season, not to get him the title, but to make sure he doesn’t get enough at-bats, because he’s gotta earn it!

Scott Kingery – 2-for-5 and his 14th homer, hitting .276. Now was batting sixth. Kapler puts together a lineup like some people change their underwear. No Razzball readers, I hope.

Vince Velasquez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.23.  Streamonator is positive on his next start, but only barely so, which means its stripping naked and rubbing its metal parts–Wait, that’s not what ‘barely’ means, is it?

Tony Gonsolin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.21. Can Ryu fake hurt himself some more?

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 37th homer.  Win the Triple Crown or don’t get another hit!  No pressure.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 24th homer.  Hey, it’s like May again when it seemed like Pederson was going to be a top 20 outfielder.

Carlos Carrasco – Continues a throwing program. Would be awesome if he returned, but you figure a few weeks for throwing off the mound (setbacks can happen), a few weeks for rehab games (setbacks can happen), and that puts him at best for a good two to three starts this year, and likely just getting him ready to come out of the bullpen in the playoffs.

Aaron Civale – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.75 in his 2nd start. 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!  He kinds reminds me of an AL version of Yamamoto. I will call him, Mo’ Moto.

Jose Leclerc – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 7th save, ERA at 4.44.  Comatose Rangers Fan opens his eyes for the first time in four months, “Leclerc is so money.”

Mike Foltynewicz – Called up to return to the rotation as the Braves let Gausman go to waivers (and he was picked up by the Reds). Faultywhichwitz was great in the minors, like how great Nick Pivetta was in the minors after his demotion. I’m not desperate enough to go anywhere near Faultysandwitz.

Mike Soroka – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  Soroka goes in to see the Twins like en bee dee. Does he get wet when it rains? Is he a man?!

Max Kepler – 1-for-4 and his 31st homer.  Max Kepler and Trey Mancini are going to hit 40 homers this year and my 2018 fantasy teams are shrieking in agony.

Jacob Waguespack – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.00.  The Waguespack wears a leather jacket that says, “Lone Wagues,” and tells scary stories by a campfire. This is undeniable.  His fantasy value is more deniable.

Bo Bichette – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .417.  I’m not saying Dante Bichette had a child with Ted Williams at the 1999 All-Star Game during the All-Century Team ceremonies, but I’m not saying he didn’t either.

Derek Law – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 5.36.  I will now die cackling at me holding Justin Shafer — the Jays’ sudden, lights-out 7th inning man. I’m guessing it was Law, because Ken Giles worked Sunday, has an arm injury, and can’t work two days in a row.  That’s a helluva caveat for a closer!

Yonny Chirinos – Hit the IL with middle finger inflammation. Gonna especially suck if someone cuts in front of him while driving.  “Did that man just flip us a dog’s penis?” “No, honey, I think it was an inflammed middle finger.”

 
  1. EB says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Wanted to get your thoughts on Franmil Reyes, really thought he’d take off with an everyday DH gig in Cleveland but that hasn’t been the case thus far. I own both Reyes and Soler, whos been a bit cold last few days as well. Would you hold both, or do you prefer one to the other?

    I added them when G.Sanchez and Laureano hit the IL. I’ll have Sanchez back soon (hes on my bench for lack of an IL spot)and I ‘m thinking of holding D’Arnaud(his replacement for my team)because he also has 1B eligibilit, just need to decide if it’s worth keeping Reyes and Soler or dropping one for Calhoun, Grisham, or Isan Diaz. Also while I have ya, is Laureano worthy of an IL spot iyo, he was tearing it up prior to the shin injury…and I want to hope he can return next month? Thanks as always….oh forgot to mention 10 team HTH OBP and QS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose both for Diaz and Calhoun, but they’re just slumping

      • EB says:
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        Thanks, hmm…maybe I should hold for a couple more days, long term do you like Reyes and Soler better? Also think Ramon Laureno is worth keeping on IL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No on Laureano

          Soler

          • EB says:
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            Thanks as always!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Test

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Kinda shocked about the Gausman thing. I mean he’s good enough to occasionally whiplash fantasy owners into thinking he might be ownable — players like that don’t end up on real life waivers. I mean you’re telling me he’s not better than your worst bullpen arm, Braves?

    • toolshed says:
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      CIN will pick up about $2.8M of his salary. He also was up for arbitration next year. Seems like cost cutting. They don’t want to pay a guy that much to pitch in AAA. Dont forget, this is the team that signed Albies for a one year membership to the jelly of the month club.

      • toolshed says:
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        Btw, Shane Greene allowed 5 ER in 38 IP for DET. He’s allowed 4 ER through his first 2 IP for ATL. Maybe they could have tried Gausman at closer. Did anybody think greene would be closing after the deadline, including Shane Greene? Let’s face it, he is not the answer and his #’s were inflated by a crappy division that suddenly looks a little better b/c Cleveland starting to finally hit in june.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, was surprised by it too, but maybe there’s something going on behind scenes that makes them think he won’t learn how to be better

      • Hater Bell

        Grey says:
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        Test

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Loved the report, thank you for making sense of the insanity!

    a. Thanks for telling us to MUST ADD Chris Martin but thanks to me mostly because I continue to be a whore for offense and I dropped him for Isan. Sano is good hitter so maybe they give Martin a 3-run lead and only against the bottom-half of the Pirates at home for his next save situation!

    b. Figured out Gonsolin, just start him at home. Nuclear holocaust avoided! Phew! He’s home next against AZ. I’ll give him a whirl if he’s still the starter.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 6

    Pardon my Sarong, 1942

    [Abbott and Costello arrive at the same gas station where the wise guys had got away from.]

    Costello [after parking at the gas station in front of the pump, getting off the bus]: Where’s the nearest gas station?

    [The gas station attendant looks stunned, speechless.]

    Abbott: Never mind him. Fill it up. Fill it up.

    Tommy Layton movie star: Come on, girls, relax. There we are. How’d you enjoy the trip? The next one’s mine. What are you doing? How’d you enjoy the trip?

    One of the bodacious babes: Fine, Tommy.

    Tommy Layton movie star: Come along, girls.

    Gas station manager: Hey, pardon me, but aren’t you Tommy Layton?

    Tommy Layton movie star: Yeah.

    Bodacious babes: And we’re his nurses.

    Gas station Manager: Lucky patient. I’m from the Oakmont Herald. How’s for a picture?

    Tommy Layton: Sure.

    Gas station manager: Good. Thanks, girls.

    Tommy Layton movie star: Come on. Let’s get back. I’ve had enough air.

    Gas station attendant: That’ll be $12.50 for the gas.

    Costello [to Abbott]: $12.50 for the gas.

    Abbott [to Costello]: Tell him to put it on the cuff.

    Costello [to the Gas station attendant]: Put it on the cuff.

    Gas station attendant: What do you mean, “Put it on the cuff”?

    Costello: What…

    [They get into a game where the gas station attendant puts his hand on Lou’s cuff, then Lou puts his hand on the gas station attendant’s hand and so on until the gas station attendant stops it.]

    Abbott: Come on. We’ll get it off Mr. Layton. No fighting.

    Costello: Mr. Layton, the man wants $12.50 for the gas.

    Tommy Layton: I’ll settle everything at the end of the trip. Right now, money is secondary.

    Costello: Just a minute. How ’bout giving me a little secondary?

    Tommy Layton: All right. Here’s $20.00. Keep the change.

    Costello: $20.00. Keep the change.

    [Lou takes the money, repeats what Tommy Layton says and the redhead getting on the bus takes his money.]

    Redhead: Thanks.

    Costello: You’re welcome.

    [Lou so accommodating but now has no money to pay the gas! Tune in tomorrow for the answer to their problem.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yup B. Yeah, I started him too, whee! C. Nice!

  4. Jimmy H. says:
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    Better pickup for the stretch run: Mike Tauchman or Benny Mardones? Tauchman has some pop, but Mardones has that carpet to perv on.

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      Ha nice !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mardones!

  5. Mike says:
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    For the occasional save, you rostering Hendricks over terinan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  6. Dave D says:
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    Of course the news on Yonny goes from “It’s no big deal, I’ll make my next start” before weekly lineups are set to “hits the IL, out until September” after they lock…. typical.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So typical, sadly

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    Posted yesterday. 12 team mixed H2H keeper in which we keep 6 players (players can be kept at the average of the round they were drafted in in the previous season and their ADP—so keeper round values are estimated). I’m in first looking to push in some chips to make my run.

    Here’s the team (with approximate keeper round):

    C. Grandal -9
    1B Alonso-10
    2b Muncy-11
    SS Machado-1
    3b Bryant-2
    INF Olson- 16
    OF Acuna- 5
    OF Judge-4
    OF Puig -4
    OF Alvarez-16
    Utility: Sano-17/Bichette-16

    SP Nola
    SP Syndergaard
    SP Hendricks
    SP Sonny Gray
    SP Caleb Smith
    SP Miley
    SP May

    RP: Vazquez, Hendriks, Kennedy
    DL: Laureano (13), S. Kelley

    So top keeper options: Acuna-5, Judge-4, Alonso-10, Muncy-11, Alvarez-16, Bichette-16

    I’ve been offered Lindor /Doolittle for my Alonso/ Laureano.

    Lindor can be kept in 2 next year if his ADP is in the first round, in the 3rd if his ADP falls in the 2nd round)

    Worth it? Or do you think I can get more for Alonso? I could use Lindors speed!

    Thanks all!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  8. Joe says:
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    5×5 OBP 10 team keeper where I’ve lost pretty much all of my OF (Laureano, Buxton, Gallo) but I’m pretty deep at SS/MI (Turner, Tatis, Bregman, Baez). Not much available on the wire at OF, so would you trade a $30 Turner for a $3 Yordan Alvarez or just look elsewhere?

    • Grey

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      I’d take Yordan

  9. Richard says:
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    This may be the most lame question you get. But in a NL only league. Which catcher would you drop. Gomes, Voigt or Barnhart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  10. DMT says:
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    12-team mixed, Ks super tight but streaming options not great. I could sit Kenley since LA only plays 5 this week (Tue-Mon), please advise.

    Kershaw
    Flaherty
    Gallen
    Chapman
    Neris
    ~~~~~~ pick 4 from below
    Kenley
    Scherzer
    Gibson (vs CLV-Plutko…terrible career #s vs CLV)
    Matz (vs MIA-Yamamoto)
    Sanchez (@BAL-Bundy)
    Cease (@DET-Norris, vs OAK-Bassitt)
    Folty (@MIN-Berrios, @MIA-Noesi)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer
      Gibson (vs CLV-Plutko…terrible career #s vs CLV)
      Matz (vs MIA-Yamamoto)
      Sanchez (@BAL-Bundy)

  11. William Hung says:
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    Urshela or Sano? My league goes the standard 5 cats with Ks and OBP

    • Jayrod says:
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      Good morning sir!!

      I’m in 2nd in AL ROTO 8tm KEEPER league. I’m slacking bad in saves and my ERA/WHIP 5/6th place so thinking about making a deal to help those ratios.

      Frankie Lindor for Xander Bogaerts, Jose Berrios, Corey Kluber..

      It originally started with Gleyber and those pitchers for my Lindor, but the core injury changed it slightly..

      You willing to move the Great Frankie Lindor?!?
      Thanks in advance sir!
      -J

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        Whoops my bad >.<

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urshela

  12. Garrett says:
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    Hey Grey !

    Workman is on waivers in my pool. Do I Drop Giles or pagan for Workman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

  13. Jayrod says:
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    Good morning sir!!

    I’m in 2nd in AL ROTO 8tm KEEPER league. I’m slacking bad in saves and my ERA/WHIP 5/6th place so thinking about making a deal to help those ratios.

    Frankie Lindor for Xander Bogaerts, Jose Berrios, Corey Kluber..

    It originally started with Gleyber and those pitchers for my Lindor, but the core injury changed it slightly..

    You willing to move the Great Frankie Lindor?!?
    Thanks in advance sir!
    -J

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander side, not really close

  14. Vash says:
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    JD Davis: People talked about his talent and he seemed to have gotten the opportunity. I like his power numbers, his k/bb, his average is good. Is he a legit fantasy bat in the future as well as now?

    In a Keeper, would you trade both Reyes and Riley for someone like a Kris Bryant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD is at best Piscotty, maybe a 5th OF type

      I’d take Bryant

  15. C says:
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    Yo Grey – nice writeup!

    I need SP in my 12-team 6×6 and have two potential trades. You taking either or both?

    My C. Bellinger, C. Yelich, and M. Soroka for M. Betts, T. Story and G. Cole.

    And

    My J. Hader and A. Benentendi for J. DeGrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Though, I guess deGrom isn’t terrible there if really need SP

  16. C says:
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    Yo Grey – nice writeup!

    I need SP in my 12-team 6×6 and have two potential trades. You taking either or both?

    My C. Bellinger, C. Yelich, and M. Soroka for M. Betts, T. Story and G. Cole.

    And

    My J. Hader and A. Benentendi for J. DeGrom

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d do the deGrom one but not the first

  17. Tony C says:
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    As one razzball reader mentioned above I also recently added Franmil and Soler when Voit and Laureano went to the IL. Soler has been decent but Reyes has really struggled with Cleveland since the trade. In a 12 team H2H with 10 hitting cats including hitting cats for K, B and OPS should I drop either or both for Tahchman, Amed Rosario, JD Davis, BRian Anderson, Urshela or Kipnis?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Rosario over Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. aardvark says:
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    Is it just me or does Isan resemble Odor a ton

    • Grey

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      I don’t see it, tbh

  19. C says:
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    Yo Grey – loved the writeup, per usual and sorry if this is a double post, but not sure if my first one made it through. I’m trying to work a trade or two in my 12-team 6×6 as I am stuck in 2nd and need a SP. What are your thoughts on these potential trades?

    1. My C. Yelich, C. Bellinger, and M. Soroka for M. Betts, T. Story, and G. Cole

    2. My J. Hader and A. Benentendi for J. deGrom and a middle reliever to be named

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  20. Richard Nelson says:
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    1. Who would you hold if you had 1 DL slot (or is it worth using a bench spot as well if I have 6 weeks of playoffs left): Stanton or Encarnacion?

    2. Tauchman or Braun?

    3. Pick 2: Giles, Oberg, LeClerc, Workman

    4. Pick 1: Kingery, Isan Diaz or Hiura?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Wouldn’t use the bench spot – Encarnacion, not sure if Stanton contributes at all
      2. Tauchman for me
      3. Giles and Oberg
      4. Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Desperate at 1B so going to pickup JD Davis while he’s schmotatoing in roto – which gimp do you dump- Encarnacion it Manaea?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Lose Manaea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Hey Grey, good stuff.

    So, I’m watching my ratios. I’m not fat! I just own bad pitchers!!

    My 5 solid SPs have decent matchups this week. Since we are a “Saves+Holds” league, I’m thinking of starting 4 RPs (Hand, Hendriks, Oberg, and Bradley) but might drop one for a decent matchup to stream.

    All I can find are these that make me go MEH.

    Gonsolin ARI
    T.Alexander CHW
    Menez WSH/PHI
    Nova @DET
    VV @SF

    Anything worth dropping a RP? If so, which RP is the drop?

    Thanks as always.
    Men still want to be you and women still want to be with you, Fantasy Master Lothario.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      VV isn’t bad but I’d stick with the RPs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

      Agree with DT

  23. the tone ranger says:
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    Hi grey.
    How do you rank these guys goin goin forward are they all pretty much the same? or are there a top 3

    Khris Davis
    Gallo
    Sano
    DUvall
    Grisham
    COle Calhoun
    conforto

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Conforto, Davis, Sano for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, but prolly go Calhoun over Sano

  24. I step Closer to the Edge (AND IM ABOUT TO BREAK) says:
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    Stankek or Jimenez…which is the turd with corn kernels of gold inside? Also is Alvarado worth holding onto still in hopes of saves?