Oh, Marcus Stroman.  You poor, poor soul. Can we take bets on how hard the Mets tried to include Mickey Callaway in the deal? It is so Mets to suddenly think of themselves as contenders. Blue Jays to Pirates, “Thank you for making the Mets believe again.”  We’ll see how much Stroman enjoys throwing ground ball pitches with that defense behind him. Amed Rosario plays balls two feet to his left into a diving try. Honestly, I wouldn’t be shocked if this move leads to the Mets trading away Wheeler and Syndergaard, as they change their rotation vs. thinking Stroman is some catalyst. He has a 7.2 K/9, 2.5 BB/9 and 3.52 FIP, so he’s not bad. A bit yawnstipating, but in the NL out of the AL East makes me a buyer of Stroman vs. ignoring him. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Bo Bichette – Being called up. The Jays know he’s not a pitcher, right? Oh, I see, it’s because Sogard was traded away (will get to that below). Bichette is the #4 prospect on Prospect Mike’s top 50 prospects for the 2nd half. He’s a worthwhile add across all leagues.  Yes, even your league. In Triple-A, he was a 8/15/.277 hitter with a 20% strikeout rate and 8% walk rate. Feels lazy to just project around the same, but, if you look at his projections, and how hitters do essentially the same in the minors this year as the majors, it seems about right.  Figure 5-7 homers, 10-12 steals and .265. Of course, in a small sample, anything can happen.

Eric Sogard – Traded to the Rays, so he just had to walk across the diamond to the opposing clubhouse.  Too bad they didn’t wait until the middle of the game for The Joel Youngblood. If you get the reference, you’re old and have a good memory.  Sogard on the Rays is almost too on brand. Kevin Cash must be salivating for a guy who can play everywhere, call him Cash-nip.

Tommy Pham – Left yesterday’s game with a sprained right hand. Wow, he’s committed to this 2018 script where he gets what sounds like a bad injury only to become the best hitter in baseball for a month. Phamomenal.

Steven Matz – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.32. He was great last year so hopefully this is a start of s2j0dbsn9w–Sorry, was crossing my fingers.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. I like Conforto, so don’t take this the wrong way, but he is boring eh eff. Hmm, that doesn’t sound as if I like him. Well, you know what I mean.

Chris Archer – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.58. I’ve said about fourteen-hundred times in the last month I don’t trust Archer or Pirates pitchers. So, before you ask, if I’d start Archer in his next start, I wouldn’t own Archer.

Bryan Reynolds – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .326. He has eight homers and one steal in 83 games. Sounds like a 4020; I guess that’s Reynolds’ rap.

Nick Markakis – Hit the IL with a fractured wrist. Crackakis! Who plays now?  That question is a bit of an open Ender. Also, Adam Duvall, who has been tearing up the minors like the Quad-A player he is, could see time. Additionally, Dansby Swanson hit the IL, so Austin Riley could see more at-bats too. Though, the Braves might grab someone on the trade market.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Ender is the type to get scalding hot, and, with Markakis out, I’m adding Ender everywhere. Also, Adam Duvall has started over Riley, and homered on Saturday.

Johan Camargo – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .226. Was a fan of Camargo in the preseason. As much as Wade Boggs who calls him Camargoadams? Nah, no one is. If Camargo starts every day with Swanson out, then I’d look at him in deeper mixed leagues.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.97. To make matters worse, Nick Pivetta filed a trademark infringement against Gausman, saying, “It’s his trademark move to rope fantasy owners in and then crap on their ratios.” Been saying I don’t trust Gausman, how ya think I feel about him now?

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .254.  Or two more homers than Tommy La Stella, who’s been out for the last month.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .260.  Also, in this game, J.T. Realmuto (1-for-4, 4 RBIs) hit his 14th homer. This is interesting because his full name is Jessica Tabbit, starring Hoskins.

Adam Haseley – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .259. Big-time cyclops with Haseley, but I’d be jumping the gun if I said he’s done anything yet for mixed leagues.

Matt Boyd – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.94. When he doesn’t allow a home run, Boyd is a top 20 starter. No foolsies.

Domingo Santana – 2-for-4 and his 20th homer, hitting .273.  It seems Sunday Santana’s iCal reminders are working.

Marco Gonzales – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.21. Streamonator loved this start at home vs. the Tigers, and guess how it feels about his next start in Houston. Hint:  It’s looking for a raccoon-run-over-by-a-tractor emoji.

Juan Soto – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Sexy Dr. Pepper with the pop!  Or cola, depending on your regional colloquialisms.

Walker Buehler – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.38. I hope I’m wrong, but it feels like the Dodgers are going to concoct some pretendonitis for Buehler to shut him down for a few weeks.

Alex Wood – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, 80 pitches as he was activated from the IL. Here’s what I said about Wood recently, “I haven’t spoken much about Wood. With the #MeToo movement and–*intern whispers in my ear* Being told I can’t make jokes about that.  Thought police — one, Grey — zero! I’m not very enthused about Wood — that’s what she said!  Take that, Thought Police! — he had a 2.72 ERA and 3.68 ERA in his two most recent years, so I guess I should ease the brakes. If you’re dying for starters, I won’t stop you. I am not actively adding him to my teams.” And that’s me quoting #MeToo!

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer on the Rockies (8th overall). “Are you 46 years old?” “Only 32.” “Hmm, well, we’ll start ya anyway.”  That’s a convo between Alonso and Bud Black.

Trevor Bauer – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.79.  When Tito came out to remove him from the game, Bauer spun and launched the ball into the center field stands. It’s oddly comforting as a fantasy owner to feel exactly the same as the player. I too want to launch Trevor Bauer into orbit. There’s a chance Bauer just really liked the feel on that baseball and was sending it closer to his eventual San Diego destination.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  *putting smelling salts under a fantasy team that hasn’t been opened since June that owns Jo-Ram*

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 28th homer.  George Getsome! No? Yeah, you’re prolly right.

CC Sabathia – Hit the IL with knee inflammation. His knee said, “Have you seen what I’ve been hauling around for the last 39 years? Cut me some slack!”

Domingo German – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.08. If you started Domingo in Fenway, you have steel balls to match the rocks in your head.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Also, in this game, Andrew Benintendi (3-for-5, 4 RBIs) hit his 10th homer.  In 60 less games, Didi is one Derek Dietrich game away from Benintendi in homers.

Kyle Schwarber – 3-for-3, 4 runs, 7 RBIs and his 23rd and 24th homer, a 473-foot, grand slam, the longest home run of the year for the Cubs. In related news, Joe Buck called his shot in his mother’s bathroom, screaming, “OH GOD YES!”  By the way, for the chuckles, Schwarber was batting 8th. WUT.

Jose Quintana – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.47. I knew I wasn’t going to get a great game in Miller, but, for him to have a 7-0 lead, and not get the final out for the win is legit the worse thing that’s every happened to me.

Wade Miley – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.06. You can use Streamonator for him, but it’s a bit crackers to not be starting him every time out with how he’s pitching.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .289. Altuve has turned around his season in the 2nd half. Turning around for Altuve involves actual tea cups.

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-2 and his 12th homer.  Sonavabench! But he wasn’t supposed to play in a non-DH stadium!  C’mon, you’re killing me, Smalls. Not you, Altuve, this is a new blurb.

Eloy Jimenez – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL. Wow, that was much faster than I expected, or as I’m colloquially known, the “All-knowing I that hangs out in Spencer’s Gifts and laughs at whoopee cushions.” Sorry, if you dropped Eloy because you (I) thought he’d be out a while, I’d grab him again if he’s out there.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.10. Maybe because I’m like a dog that’s been beaten too many times, but, after the Twins opened up the 1st with five quick runs, I was expecting Gibson to gift them right back, so, since my expectations were so low, I was so happy by this start.

Miguel Sano – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer. If you’re on the Twins and not hitting, fully expect your walking papers, which is not printed-out on-base stats.

Max Kepler – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer.  He has 319 at-bats from the leadoff spot, and 60 RBIs.  The Twins, man, they’re HRomulus and HRemus.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .305. Twins, seriously, better go out and trade for a starter.

Sergio Romo – Traded to the Twins, which I think is sucky for my Romo shares, but the Twins are one of those places where I’m not even sure if they ever named Rogers their closer. Did they? I know he acted as the closer, but did they officially say ‘Rogers is our closer?’ Those exact words. I want a formal declaration! With calligraphy!  Okay, so I don’t know who the Twins’ closer is now, I’d guess Romo, but it might continue to be Rogers.  Please don’t let it be a committee. Nothing was ever better by committee, except jerk seasoning. Finally, the Marlins’ 9th inning hopes & dreams become Nick Anderson, but it’s definitely not set in stone since Anderson pitched the 8th yesterday. Behind Anderson is…Um…Jose Quijada or Jarlin Garcia. I know what you’re thinking, but, no, I didn’t make up those names.  The Marlins might’ve though, trying to sneak through a Marlin Jarlin.

Alex Young – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.51. Not sure what the Streamonator said on this start, but if he was facing the Marlins every time out, I’d be humming Rod Stewart’s Forever Young.  Yes, Rod Stewart, none of that Bob Dylan crap.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.91. This might’ve been Ray’s last start with the Diamondbacks, which is hilarious in a non-hilarious way, because the D-Backs had the same record as the “buying” Giants entering yesterday.

Greg Holland – Was removed from the closer role. It was a health and safety maneuver. The Diamondbacks feared their old fans would have a heart attack if Holland was brought in again. I own Yoan Lopez in multiple leagues, but it could also be Yoshihisa Hirano. My guess is it might even be both.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, and 650th of all-time. I read that he’s spent a total of 42 minutes running around the bases on homers in his career.  Oh, misread that, that’s just the time of his last five home run trots combined.

Matt Thaiss – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, and three homers in three games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Danny Santana – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .324.  Over the last month, Dannys Antana has been better than Javier Baez (and just about everyone, except maybe ten hitters). The Dannys Antana winds are always blowing out!

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week since he was threatened with a demotion. Even Neil Strauss would be impressed by that neg.

Jose Leclerc – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, and the blown save, ERA at 4.34. Wow, no Chris Martin, with the Rangers skipping Coldplay for Ball-in-play.  Leclerc looked really good the last two months (when he wasn’t closing games).  Ignore that parenthetical at your own risk. Dude seems like he might have the closer yips and be a Cuddle Boy.

Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.54. Pre-no hitter: 6.81 ERA, .297 BAA; post-no-hitter: 2.26 ERA, .199 BAA (entering yesterday). You couldn’t get Michael Fiers if you were f**kin’ Michael Fiers!

Jake Diekman – Acquired by the A’s for bullpen help.  Surprising, Diekman didn’t seem like an A’s man.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in a row. Semien got hot after the Diekman news?  Hmm…

  1. toolshed says:
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    Piscotty is on a rehab assignment and may be activated in less than a week. Do you like him over jbj or inciarte in an obp league. Thanks

    • Yes says:
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      Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      If you don’t need to start any of them immediately, yeah, I’d grab Piscotty.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Over JBJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  2. Blint says:
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    Hello there Grey

    Long time reader from India. My brother has been managing my league all year since I was sick. Holding on to 6th place right now. It might seem like a small thing but reading your column after months made me really happy and got the feeling like my life has gotten some normalcy back. Fantasy baseball and razzball was such a part of my everyday life.

    Thank you. That’s all I wanted to say.

    • baseballbanter says:
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      not grey- but a fellow indian baseball fanatic myself.

      we are as rare as hen’s teeth. good to see some support from the motherland.

      i like to consider fantasy baseball as the healthiest form of addiction i have which makes grey my drug dealer.

      nonetheless, good day, good health, and good life! cheers!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks, baseballbanter! You too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice to hear! Hope you’re on the mend!

  3. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Good morning!

    16 team H2H DYNASTY keeper LEAGUE

    Start Maeda @COL tonight?

    My Snell is gone, but not sure I’m that crazy.

    Thanks!

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      NO

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      No way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  4. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey ,

    Dynasty :

    Nunez over Krush Davis ? (see your Friday’s buy blog)
    Urquidy over Armenteros? or hold until he’s called up back?
    AJMinter ,,, is a drop !!

    Keeper :

    Mercado over Voit ?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Davis
      Urquidy
      Mercado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Except Voit or Mercado is close, I could see it going either way

  5. Jerseyjon says:
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    No mention of VanMeter. I take it your not impressed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There was a lot to talk about, I grabbed him in one league, hopefully I can talk about him on the podcast or tomorrow if he continues

  6. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Hope everybody had a great weekend, congratulations to Coolwhip on his new boy. Very cool. Could you please rank H.Dozier, G.Cooper and N. Lowe ROS? Thank you.

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      Forgot to ask about a ss for this week. Need one of Escobar or Simien.

      Escobar with 1 game game vs Mia, 2 games vs NY and 3 games vs Wash
      Simien with 2 games vs Mil and 3 games vs Stl

      Thanks!!!

      • B_Don

        B_Don says:
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        Lowe and Escobar with the extra game.

        • Snacks Zillion says:
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          Thank you

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Escobar

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier, Cooper, Lowe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Snacks! You too!

      Dozier, Cooper

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Escobar in, much appreciated guys!

  7. Tony C says:
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    Please rank top 3 for ROS among Plesac, Urquidy, Quantrill, Kelly, Beede, Smyly and Fried.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These depend on matchups… Plesac, Urquidy, Fried

  8. LG Baseball says:
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    Nice weekend recap Grey!

    Need to pick 1 for the week:

    Yordan 6 games @CLE, SEA
    Benintendi 7 games TB, @NYY

    Thanks,
    LG

    • B_Don

      B_Don says:
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      Unless you need the possibility of SBs from Beni, give me Yordan.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Benintendi is red hot, I’d go with him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    That is a thing of beauty, many thanks.

    a. Two drunk college jocks coming out of a bar

    Jock #2: Hey, man! Did you end her?
    Jock #1 [smashed out of his mind, but still gets the double entendre]: End her (as in rear end her)?, I wouldn’t even Insert her (he was slurring his words, so it came out like Inciarte).

    Ah, Grey, get your mind of the gutter. Signed up Inciarte for Sparkakis’ injury and he’s hot.

    b. True story. Signed up both Alex Dickerson AND Brandon Belt for the their games on Friday ’cause the Hittertron was all over them with love. Saw the homer that VanMeter hit on Saturday, then checked his recent games played, then thought about PeaceCoast and immediately signed him up. So, in a nutshell for yesterday’s games….Dickerson and Belt OUT and Inciarte and VanMeter IN. Makes sense, right?

    c. Saw the recap of the Twins-WhiteSux game that Gibson won. Suffice it say there were plenty of gifts…WhiteSux being the givers.

    d. Random thought of the day for July 29

    Man! Jo-Ma is the LEAST athletic right fielder in the history of right fielders, Jose Canseco included. Generally a lot of bad outfield defense and poor tracking of fly balls over the weekend. Too many to discuss in this forum.

    e. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for July 29

    For our fantasy ballers where Kiswahili is spoken – aka Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, DR Congo and parts of many other countries around the world!

    Mwandishi wa redio: Dizzy Dean juu ya msingi wa kwanza!

    Abbott: Unapenda michezo ya mpira?

    Costello: Napenda ’em.

    Abbott: Njoo hapa. Usiseme neno kwa Roscoe. Nina timu ya baseball.

    Costello: Una?

    Abbott: Hakika.

    Costello: Wao hutoa wa mchezaji siku hizi majina ya pekee sana.

    Abbott: Majina ya kupendeza?

    Costello: Majina ya majina. Kama Dizzy Dean, Daffy Dean.

    Abbott: Brother yake Daffy.

    Costello: Majina ya mchezaji ni nini?

    Abbott: Hebu angalia. Ambao ni wa kwanza, Nini kwa pili, Sijui ya tatu.

    Costello: Hiyo ni nini nataka kujua.

    Abbott: Ninasema nani ni wa kwanza, Nini kwa pili, Sijui ya tatu.

    Costello: Je, wewe ni meneja? Unajua majina ya mchezaji?

    Abbott: Naam, napenda.

    Costello: Nani ni wa kwanza?

    Abbott: Ndiyo.

    Costello: Namaanisha jina la mchezaji. Baseman ya kwanza.

    Abbott: Nani. Ambaye ni wa kwanza.

    Costello: Hiyo ni nini nataka kujua.

    Abbott: Ndivyo ninavyokuambia.

    Costello: Una baseman ya kwanza? Nani anacheza huko?

    Abbott: Hakika. Ndiyo. Nani.

    Costello: Namaanisha jina la mchezaji. Juu ya msingi wa kwanza.

    Abbott: Hiyo ni jina la mtu huyo.

    Costello: Ni nani jina lake?

    Abbott: Ndiyo.

    Costello: Je! Una mkataba na baseman ya kwanza?

    Abbott: Kwa kawaida.

    Costello: Ni nani aliyesaini mkataba?

    Abbott: Huwezi kutarajia mtu mwingine yeyote kuisaini.

    Costello: Lakini nani?

    Abbott: Ndiyo.

    Costello: Unapolipa baseman ya kwanza, ni nani anapata pesa?

    Abbott: Kila dola yake. Ndiyo.

    Costello: Yeye anafanya nini?

    Abbott: Kila buck.

    Costello: Kila buck.

    Abbott: Anapata kila buck.

    Costello: Mm-hmm. Wote ninajaribu kujua ni nini jina la fella kwenye msingi wa kwanza.

    Abbott: Sasa, subiri. Ni nini kwenye msingi wa pili.

    Costello: Sijui ni nani wa pili.

    Abbott: Nani ni wa kwanza.

    Costello: Sijui.

    Abbott: Yeye ni wa tatu.

    Costello: Nilipataje juu ya msingi wa tatu?

    Abbott: Umemtaja jina lake.

    Costello: Nilimtaja jina lake? Ikiwa nimetaja jina la baseman la tatu, ni nani niliyesema ni ya tatu?

    Abbott: Hapana, hapana. Ambao ni wa kwanza!

    Costello: Kamwe usikilize kwanza! Nataka kujua nini jina la fella la tatu.

    Abbott: Lakini ni nini cha pili.

    Costello: Ni nani wa pili?

    Abbott: Nani ni wa kwanza.

    Costello: Sijui.

    Abbott: Yeye ni wa tatu.

    Costello: Kuna kwenda, kurudi tena kwa tatu tena.

    Abbott: Siwezi kusaidia.

    Costello: Hebu tue tarehe ya tatu, usiondoke.

    Abbott: Unataka kujua nini?

    Costello: Ni nani anayecheza msingi wa tatu?

    Abbott: Kwa nini unasisitiza juu ya kuweka nani juu ya msingi wa tatu?

    Costello: Ni nani ninayeweka juu ya tatu?

    Abbott: Ndiyo, lakini hatutaki yeye huko.

    Costello: Hutaki nani huko?

    Abbott: Hapana.

    Costello: Kwa nini jina la guy ambalo ni pale?

    Abbott: Ni nini cha pili.

    Costello: Ni nani wa pili?

    Abbott: Nani ni wa kwanza.

    Costello: Sijui.

    Abbott: Msingi wa tatu.

    Costello: Msingi wa tatu? Sasa nimekuja kwenye msingi wa tatu.

    Abbott: Siwezi kusaidia.

    Costello: Je, una mtungi kwenye timu yako?

    Abbott: Kwa kawaida.

    Costello: Jina la mtungi ni nani?

    Abbott: Hapana, ni nini kwa pili.

    Costello: Ni nani wa pili?

    Abbott: Nani ni wa kwanza!

    Costello: Sijui!

    Abbott: Msingi wa tatu!

    Costello: Mimi ni mchezaji pia, unajua.

    Abbott: Namna gani?

    Costello: Nitakamata kwenye timu yako. Hitter nzito inakulia.

    Abbott: Kwa hiyo?

    Costello: Anapiga mpira. Mimi, kuwa catcher nzuri, nataka kutupa mpira kwanza. Kwa hiyo mimi nikitupa kwa nani?

    Abbott: Sasa, hiyo ndiyo jambo la kwanza ulilosema sawa!

    Costello: Hiyo ndiyo jambo la kwanza nililosema. Sijui hata nini ninazungumzia kuhusu!

    Abbott: Mm-mmm!

    Costello: Wakati ninapokwisha mpira, ninaipa kwanza, nani anaipata?

    Abbott: Haki, sawa. Hakika kabisa. Ikiwa unatupa kwanza, Nani anayepaswa kupata hiyo.

    Costello: Sijui!

    Abbott na Costello (kwa pamoja): Msingi wa tatu!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B. Yup C. True D. Totally! E. Does the wordplay work tho in another language?

      • galica says:
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        Grey!

        It does. My friend from Uganda gets it. He approved my translation as well.

        BTW, tyvm for not mentioning Paxton in Boston. He did get 9 Ks, but gave up too much of the plate to Betts and Betts is crazy hot now. Also, WTF official scorer didn’t make the outfield gaffe by Judge in right field an error???. A fly ball to right, in the park, hit off his glove, that is an error, except if you are a homer official scorer from Boston and have all of them on your fantasy team.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice! That’s pretty cool

          Hometown scoring, it was such BS

  10. The Skrimmer says:
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    MadBum has been pretty, pretty good recently but he heads to COL this week. Since I have him and Ryu making starts there, I am considering sitting MadBum. Would you rather…MadBum @COL or Hendricks @STL or Flaherty v CHC.

    • B_Don

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      Hendricks for ratois. Flaherty if you need to chase Ks a bit.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Flaherty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Worm Burner says:
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    Good morning,

    For a redraft, could you choose one of the following:

    1. Drop Giancarlo to pick up Bichette

    2. Trade Giancarlo & Ian Kennedy for Jorge Polanco

    Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. Jim says:
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    OBP league: Posey or Will Smith?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  13. Vash says:
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    Would YOU trade Austin Riley for Joey Gallo?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on the league. You may only get two more weeks of Gallo this year…

      • Mark Maharaj says:
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        Keeperr h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  14. uncle ernie says:
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    Best streaming option for today. Caleb Smith vs Diamondbacks. Brad Keller vs Blue Jays. Merrill Kelly at Miami. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Smith for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Grey! Great recap, happy Monday –

    Ok, i’m in 1st place in my 12 team H2H Keeper League, and here is an offer out there to me:

    I give up: Trout (6th round keeper next year)
    I get back: Tatis Jr (15th rd keeper next year), Betts (can’t keep) & Greinke (can’t keep)

    Would you do this deal?..does it help me out alot this for rest of this year/playoffs &/or does it hurt me more next year?? I’ll hang up & listen…Thanks man!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tough to say without seeing the rest of your roster. Probably helps a little this year and hurts a good bit next year. I’d probably pass.

      • Johnny Be Good says:
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        thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Johnny Be Good says:
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        Ok thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. Gator says:
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    Who would you rather have for 2020, Benintendi or Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bat over arm, but it’s close

  17. Blake Somerville says:
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    ust lost Gallo so who would you pickup out of these? I am in a pts league with no negative pts:
    Sliding this new add in my U spot so I dont need a particular position

    D santana
    Santander
    mercado
    Duvall
    hiura
    yastremski
    semien
    A dickerson
    Gregorius
    smoak
    Grichuk
    ohtani

    and a host of other

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hiura and Mercado are close. I’ll take Hiura since it’s points.

    • Shill Team 6 says:
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      Is Hiura better than your other MIs? I think he’s a must own. Mercado is another. Maybe Ohtani too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  18. Chucky says:
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    The SSS is getting bigger with each passing plate appearances. Has Luis Urias gone the way of Nicky Lopez? I mean you still have to get a base hit every now and then, right?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Time to think about moving on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him in almost all of my leagues, he’s hitting 8th, can’t make that work in mixed leagues

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

    O’s unannounced but seems likely Ynoa gets some innings today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  20. Twins Peaker says:
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    Speaking of being on crack, you may think I’m on crack. Which of these trades should I propose? I’d be trading to a contender, but I’m rebuilding.

    I get Tyler O’Neill for Wilson Ramos

    I get O’Neill and Danny Santana for Wilson Ramos and Justin Upton

    I get O’Neill, Santana and Verlander for Wilson Ramos, Upton and Hoskins

    Pts keeper leagues. Only expiring contract is Hoskins but could be retained.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      What are the contracts?

      Without more info, the O’Neill and Santana one sounds good.

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Ramos, O’Neill, Santana are all $1×1, Verlander is $35×2, Upton is $32×1, Hoskins is $1×1.

    • Shill Team 6 says:
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      Is Tyler really that desirable in a points league? Retain Hoskins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, you’re not?

      O’Neill/Santana

  21. Five-on-One says:
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    Good morning. Gotta love the Stroman trade. The Mets now cornered the market on Starting Pitching. Noah + Cano + Frazier for Machado + corner OF. Go Mets!!!

    I do have a couple of serious questions for fantasy, however:

    1) Both Marquez and Ryu have 2 starts this week, but they face each other in COL.
    Ryu – @COL (-$14.7) and vSTL ($34.6)
    Marquez – vLAD (-$12.2) and @HOU ($6.2)
    SON says start Ryu and sit Marquez. Agree?

    2) Looks like Urias may be moved into the rotation. SON has him SD on 8/4 for $11.5. Grab as a streamer or grab in all leagues?

    3) please rank these other 2-start guys:
    VV – vSF ($5.8) and @ARI (-1.7)
    Jose Suarez – vDET ($14.6) and @CIN (-$6.5)
    Junis – vTOR ($18.2) and @BOS ($6.6)

    Thanks – have a great day.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Bench both

      2. Grab in 12 team and deeper, stream in shallower

      3. Junis, Suarez, VV

      • Five-on-One says:
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        Sorry – On number 3, Junis @BOS is -$6.6. Still have him over the other two guys?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Yea I’d roll the dice to get the Toronto start but it’s risky. I mean they’re all risky so…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

      1. Agree with DT

      2. Agree with DT

      3. Yuck… VV, Junis

  22. fausto

    fausto says:
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    l.hendricks has blown 2 of last 3 saves…how long is his leash? and do we need to be grabbbing b.treinen yet?

    also reynoldo lopez buying the turnaround? or just a hot streak?

    btw i literally just said the sames about m.conforto yesterday…hes fine for my 4th OF but ive never liked a guy this much thats this boring … 1-4. solo hr or 0-3, 1 rbi, sac fly are like 85% of his games and for some reason i was and still am excited to own that.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d own Treinen.

      Tough to trust Lopez.

      • William Hung says:
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        I think Hendriks gets a mulligan on that 1st BS earlier this month – it was his 3rd straight day pitching and he had already thrown a crap load of pitches the previous 2 days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to see you, fausto!

      Agree with Hung, but I’d own Treinen

      Tough to trust Reynaldo, as DT said, but I would until he collapses again, he does have decent 2nd half track record

      So boring on Conforto!

  23. Dan says:
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    What round (12 team) do you see G. Cooper going in next year?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Maybe 10th to 15th round. Depends how strong he finishes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, prolly later at Yahoo & ESPN, like 220-250 overall

  24. Gregarious says:
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    Pick two out of Gallen, Wood, and Matz….

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gallen then coin flip…I’ll take Wood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen for sure…Then I’d go Matz

  25. Trickrey says:
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    Happy Monday!

    Would you drop Didi for Bo in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league or hold?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Bo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly Didi, but I’d risk upside on Bo

  26. Jamiehov says:
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    Great write up, thank you! This is the time of year where streamonator really pays off.

    I have an overcrowded roster due to the diamondbacks bullpen mess. This is a holds league, dropped holland and for Bradley and already own Hirano. Also own Peralto – He’s SP eligible which is huge in holds leagues. Wheeler was dropped and I really want to own him for his @white sox start. Do I drop Bradley, Peralto or even Gioloto for Wheeler ROS? I havnt had this many Diamondbacks on my roster since my deadly Jay Bell – Tony Womack stack of ‘99.

    Did you listen the Nas – Lost Tapes 2 yet? I fell off listening to Nas after God’s Son – tried the Kany produced one last year and wasnt impressed but am LOVING LT2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice on Bell/Womack

      Bradley

      I liked Kanye’s produced one last year… I need to listen to the Lost Tapes, keep forgetting… Lot of albums right now I’m trying to add to rotation

  27. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Good morning,

    I’m thinking about doing something a little crazy…

    Crazy to trade:
    My Nolan Arenado for his Keston Hiura (18th Round Keeper)

    Stupid?
    Stupid like Fox?
    Smart, Keston Hiura will be more valuable down the stretch and is an amazing keeper?

    Thanks as always!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Are you in the hunt? Can you keep Arenado?

      I’d probably just keep Arenado unless this is a full rebuild…

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Sorry I should have provided more info

        I am 4 games out of first.
        Can’t keep Arenado

        This is not a rebuild, as I have a lot of other good keepers. I legit just feel like Keston has a chance to be as valuable (even with his .440ish BABIP), since Nolan has been lacking in the home run department and doesn’t get steals, and then I get to keep Keston next year in the 18th.

        Whadya think? Keep Nolan, or go for Keston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold and try to win this year

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Got it. Thanks a lot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  28. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    LOL…….. the Mets and the Jets make the most baffling moves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  29. Gern Blanston says:
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    Place ranks for ROS at C – Buster Posey, Robinson Chirinos, Kurt Suzuki

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chirinos, Posey

  30. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    SON went from loving Jaime Barria home today vs. DET to being “meh”($0.7). He’s been stellar at home this year…terrible on the road. Roll with him if I need a W from a streamer?

    Also – SON hates both Jon Gray home va. LAD and Keuchel at WAS. Theres no way we’re starting either, right?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Correct

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Barria, not the other two

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Mucho gracias!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  31. Robert says:
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    Matz or Odorizzi ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Matz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could go either way, I’d prolly go Matz

  32. stevie says:
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    Morning Grey and others! Please advise. I need to drop one. Positions do not matter but one has got to go.
    Matt Olson
    Scott Kingery
    Domingo Santana
    Khris Davis
    Eloy Jimenez

    • stevie says:
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      Forgot to mention, 10-team H2H points league. Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning!

      Agree with DT

  33. Gotime says:
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    Bad matchups this week for H2H cats (QS and Wins) but need to start 2 out of:
    Maeda @ Coors vs. SD
    Ryu @ Coors
    D. German vs Bos
    Gallen vs Min
    Uquidy @ Cle
    I’m leaning D. German and Uquidy who you got?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Gallen, Urquidy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen, German

      • Shoegum Reynolds says:
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        Seems like the odds should be pretty good that Roberts would push Ryu out of that Coors start given he’s 0-3 1with a 0.13 ERA/2.62 WHIP there. Why risk messing him up when the LADs have such a big lead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

  34. William Hung says:
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    any word on if Stroman will still get 2x starts this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea, seems doubtful

  35. IGuy says:
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    Hi Razzers,

    I currently have Manuel Margot as my Mondesi steals and runs replacement in a 5×5 OBP Roto league. Do you think I should replace him with an aggressive Bo Bichette bid if there are no keeper considerations?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, get Bichette

  36. Juiced Ball Better than Juiced Players says:
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    C Garver
    1B Alonso
    2B Baez
    3B Rendon
    SS Story
    OF Yelich, Acura, Springer
    UTIL E. Rosario, Soto
    BENCH DJ LeMehiue

    10 team standard 5×5 roto.

    Would you give up both DJ and Soto for Bellinger? Bellinger is only hitting .247 last 30 days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  37. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    I need to add some saves, just dropped greg holland (been wanting to since i added him) now that he got booted from the 9th. Who should i take a chance on Lugo or Peralta? Not much available in my FA pool. I’m thinking lugo may get some looks with diaz dtd and peralta can steal some saves down the stretch

    • William Hung says:
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      I’d wait till the trade deadline to make any moves if you have limits, if not then go Lugo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Hung

  38. Kcc26 says:
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    Good morning!

    Been holding Bichette in my NA spot in a 12 team keeper. excited for the call but now I’m faced with a roster crunch. Trying to make a trade but our league is notoriously slow/cautious in making moves. Anyway, here’s my roster:

    Grandal
    Alonso
    Muncy
    Bryant
    Machado
    Olson

    Acuna
    Benintendi
    Puig
    Alvarez
    Laureano

    Bench: Sano, H. Dozier

    Pitchers: Nola/Syndergaard/Hendricks/Caleb Smith/s. Gray/Miley/Chirinos
    RP: Vazquez, Hendriks, Kennedy, N. Anderson, C. Martin

    DL: Hamels, S.Kelley

    Have an offer of Kyle Tucker for Dozier. Not sure it would matter all that much, as we only keep 6 and I think it’s questionable whether or not Tucker can do enough this year to force his way into keeper consideration.

    But solve the roster crunch by taking that deal or do I just drop a bullpen arm (a bit hesitant to do that just in case Vázquez or Kennedy are moved to teams where there are no longer closing)

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Tucker…Lose Yonny or wait until deadline passes to see how RPs shake out…

  39. Earl says:
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    Do you think Rogers loses Closer role to Ramos?

    What do you think of Cal Quantril for SP?

    Also, do you think Brandan McKay will be brought back up or his he destined for minors for now? I need some Starter pitching help badly and wondering if I should move oon from him? Not sure who I would replace him with at this point; Quantril or someone like that??

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I go over Romo in the post you are commenting on

      McKay will be called back — Quantril is a streamer

      • Earl says:
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        Thanks.

        Do u think McKay is worth holding onto over someone like Quantril or other streamers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, can drop him

  40. Milarky says:
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    Grey, I’ve been offered Joey Gallo for Ken Giles by a guy trying to win this year (I have no chance). I can only keep 4 hitters, and I’ve already got Story, Bryant, Rizzo and Stanton. Looking ahead, would you think about keeping Gallo above any of those guys for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gallo if this is for next year then figure out keepers at a later time

  41. star says:
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    Was offered D.Murphy for my Colome.

    It’s tempting value but it’s not clear if he’s losing his gig or not. I have Vazquez and Hendricks at the moment and could try adding a newly appointed closer come Wednesday, what do you think?

    I have a hole at SS/MI with A.Mondesi on the shelf.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Murphy

  42. Metric Man says:
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    I don’t see Buehler being shut down for an extended period of time. Maybe the Dodgers will have him miss a start or two, because that’s what the Dodgers do. But, he’s pitched really well after his early season struggles from missing spring training. He could go 10 more starts and throw 60-70 innings – not much more than his total last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re going to the playoffs, at some point they have to consider saving his arm for that

  43. baseballbanter says:
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    16 team points league.

    my hitting is pretty solid but im holding travis shaw, mallex, avisail as bench bats and have tucker as a stash.

    but me thinks that i should pick up relievers like barnes, pivetta, or archie bradley to give me a steady stream of paltry points as my bench bats are just there just in case they get hot or someone gets injured.

    should i pull the trigger? i’m in 3rd place and i need to inch away from the competition.

    thanks in advance and in retreat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Avisail and Shaw for Barnes and Bradley

  44. Ontilt1377 says:
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    14 team, 5×5 roto
    1. Start Tony Disco @ ATL, McKay @ BOS ?? (When he coming back?) or throw a 3rd closer —problem is it would be wade Davis @COL for 7.

    2. On my bench this week is Bichette, Renfroe, Biggio
    Put in Bichette for Nunez? Renfroe or Hicks(5 games only)?
    1b. Alonso
    2b. Altuve
    3b. Vlad
    SS. Bregman
    OF. JDM
    OF. Hicks
    OF. Margot
    Util. Freeman
    Util. R. Nunez.

    Lacking in steals big time but don’t want to lose too much ground in RBI chasing… any switches?

  45. Fogimon says:
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    As a 36 yr old lifelong Giants fan, who began fandom and baseball card collecting at birth, Joel Youngbloods blurb hit me right in the heart.

    Again lineup lock time, and more uncertainty with Max Scherzer. What are the chances he starts a game this week? Would you roll him out there and take the chance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

      Scherzer is battling something, I think he doesn’t start, or starts for a 5 IP game

      • Fogimon says:
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        Thats what I’m afraid of. So I have this dude named Asher…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great choices… Mallex, Odor

      • Fogimon says:
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        Thanks for pointing that out. Explains why I’m in 4th

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  46. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    earlier in the year it sure looked like bauer was pitching to get himself out of CLE (outside of it’s awesome black sand GOD desert it is a shithole), now that it’s probably sort of likely he goes and pitches in a manner to NOT get himself traded, very odd.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      and why are the mess trading for stroman while trying to trade away wheeler and thor anyway? if they end up getting back the kind of package the WSOX got for sale or the WSOX got for quintana this actually makes total sense, as those were TONS of stuff of course. outside of that though not sure why. man it would hurt to be a CUBS fan if they end up winning like one total championship during the peak bryant/rizzo years while seeing gleyber attain his ceiling (outside of keeping his pimp hand strong how’s ad russell doing CUBS hehehehe), eloy likely turn into great at some point, cease, soler power doing pretty well after they sacked him early etc. vogelbach doing well for exactly what did they get for that, let’s see, m.montgomery, who they later turned into the same speed only 5th OF type they dropped in offseason. epstein is the GM version of searage, a guy who once did really well and still probably gets talked about as good at what he does, but those people that say that haven’t actually looked at results in quite a while when saying that.

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        oops, jelly donut turned into later a backup defensive only catcher, for some reason i thought they got back whats his face speed only OF guy CUBS had last year but dropped. mixed up my trades i think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, so true

  47. ichirosan says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I know dynasty is not your specialty, but… in 16 man H2H dynasty league, would you trade Laureano + Matt Manning for Carlos Correa? How do you feel longterm about them?

    • Mike L says:
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      You can get more for Correa or hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m kinda out on Correa, so that’s fair… But agree with Mike that you can likely get more

      • ichirosan says:
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        Sorry I wasn’t more specific, but in this scenario, I would be the one getting Correa. So… I guess I should just take it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d take

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          you could turn around and flip correa for more than him and more than what you gave easily, he’s like ceager, FAR more liked in the fantasy community in general than his actual outputs, esp since correa hasn’t stolen bases in like 2.5 or more years now. and HOU isn’t showing any signs of sending him anymore either. my guess is you might even have people approach you right when you obtain him.

  48. Bac says:
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    12 team 5×5 OBP

    Bo Bichette, Travis Shaw, Santander.
    Please rank

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bichette, Santander

  49. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, shallow 10-team weekly roto league, which would you roll with this week? Ryu at COL (SON $-14.7) or Asher Woj vs TOR (SON 0.4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woj

  50. stuey says:
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    Keeper OBP league…do you like Alonso or Yordan for next year? I have room to keep one, and I think I can get a big package for the other to help my stretch run this year.

    I know Pete has been unreal this year, but I almost lean Yordan for next year. Think he’s that good…what say you?

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      i’d think this is close, might have more to do with your team exactly (OF vs 1B or CI). honestly don’t know what i’d do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso — they might be close, and could switch still by next year

  51. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start 2 of the following. Who do you like?

    Benintendi – 3 vs tb, 4 @ nyy (3 lefties)
    Conforto – 3 @ cws, 3 @ pit
    Sano – 3 @ mia, 3 vs kc
    Voit – 2 vs ari, 4 vs bos

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi, Voit

  52. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, shallow 10-team mixed roto league, without any context, in a vaccum, trade my Ohtani and Eloy for his Judge?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      judge side if redraft and i love otani. wouldn’t do it in a dynasty, esp if you have both otani’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with ML

  53. Box says:
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    Better start this week

    Urquidy @ Cle
    Plesac vs Hou

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      this almost has to be urquidy. haven’t looked at SON yet. oh yeah, by about 23 on SON or so urquidy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MT

  54. Hepcat13 says:
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    Greyt Write up!

    ROS Trade in Yahoo 5×5 H2H 12 team

    Ohtani and Gallen for Judge and Syndergaard

    J. and S. side a dream come true!?

    Haha, Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Judge

  55. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I get Jacob Webb by the end of the week. Would you drop Yusmeiro Petit to activate him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        OK Thanks as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            Do you think VanMeter is going to stick? If he is, would you drop Markakis for him. ($18 to keep Markakis)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can lose Markakis for him

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                now or at seasons end?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  If you’re waiting until end of the season, then hold

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    i was planning on holding until the end of season. Is Markakis worth bringing back at $18 next year, or go with VanMeter at $6 next year

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Grey,

                      Just lost Scherzer to IL (again). Would you pick up Urquidy?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hold

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      wait im confused

                      1) is Markakis worth bringing back at $18 next year, or throw him back and go with VanMeter at $6 next year

                      2) Would you pick up Urquidy?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      1. VanMeter is a flier, do you want a flier?

                      2. Yes

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      jordan Lyles traded to MIL. not sure whst to think about vanmeter

  56. Raindoggg says:
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    IP instead of K’s league…..who’s the best bet for the rest of the season in order?……Beede, Reynaldo Lopez, Matz and Uriquidy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Lopez, Urquidy

  57. zombie says:
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    Hi there, gents. Think Bo hits down the order? Kingery still leadoff or #2 for now, but has steadily gone yawnstpatingly meh. Should you grab Bo over Kingery for the stretch run, seeing how the Phil’s are also playing for something??? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Bichette, but I think Kingery has a safer chance of fantasy value

  58. Steamboat says:
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    HAHAHAHA Neil Strauss. Haven’t heard that name in a while!!! Is that how you got Cougs???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m still negging her!

  59. Chad Bowling says:
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    Hold Sam Dyson or go get Romo for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      plus you get the far better ratios here on dyson, he’s been really good going back to late last year, def this year. rogers has been so good i’d doubt MIN trucks romo out there unless it’s literally the 3 run lead nobody on base 9th inning type saves. or if rogers was needed earlier, which could and should happen since he’s a FAR better pitcher than romo.

  60. Bax says:
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    I own these pitchers (H2H points)

    Kelly @ Mia, vs Wsh
    Plesac vs Hou
    C Anderson @ Oak
    Rey Lo vs NYM, @ Phi

    Would you drop one for Urquidy? (@ Cle)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  61. prr says:
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    ok to drop Abreu in 12-team OBP? I’ve got Rizzo at 1B and Abreu hasn’t been a thrilling U.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You must have someone else to drop besides Abreu

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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      like all drops it’d be about who you’d be adding (and the rest of your team), esp when it’s a pretty useful player like abreu being dropped. in this vacuum here i’d doubt you easily just find a more useful FA player than abreu.

  62. toolshed says:
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    Inciarte or Margot ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  63. Southpaw says:
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    Rank these players based on Dynasty upside potential, assuming 6×6 OBP 12 team league:
    Hiura, Vlad, Eloy, Soto, Paddack, Alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad, Soto, Alonso, Eloy — all jammed together and close

  64. Gary Z says:
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    Hey Grey-

    Thinking about trading Mookie for SP’s in a 10 H2H 8×8 league.

    Vasquez, Olson, Murphy, Bregman, Correa, Lindor,
    E. Rosario, Laureano, Betts, Alvarez, Soler,Mercado, Mallex

    Buehler, Corbin, Ray, Marquez, Caleb, Yu, Odorizzi, Gallen, Urquidy, Matz

    A) Do I have enough offense to trade Mookie?

    B) Do you think I have enough SP’s without trading Mookie?

    Thanks for the great read today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Nope

      B. Yes

      • Gary Z says:
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        Thanks! It was a crazy series in Milwaukee, Hiura is so fun to watch in person…oppo walk off jack in a high pressure situation, this kid is unreal!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s awesome! I love Milwaukee, had a great time there when I visited

          • Gary Z says:
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            Nice! You have to try the Milwaukee Brat Haus on 3rd St. the next time you visit, great food/atmosphere before and after the game!

            One more quick question, how would you improve my team with the players I listed?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I went to a spy-themed bar, it was so goofy — But fun!

              Where are you lacking in the standings? Cause your team doesn’t look bad

              • Gary Z. says:
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                Ah yes, it was probably called the Safehouse? If so, it is fun but yeah goofy/weird!

                I am in 1st, but just want to make sure im strong heading into the playoffs. With 8 categories for offense and 8 pitching, its hard to know if im covered in every category.

                Cats are: R, HR, TB, RBI, K, SB, AVG, OPS
                QS, W, L, SV, H, ERA, WHIP, K

                Relievers: Barnes, Eovaldi, Dyson, Munoz,
                Britton, Kennedy, Gallegos, Lugo, Shawn Kelley

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes! Safehouse — so weird/goofy — fun tho

                  Everything on starters and hitting looks good — your relievers do not look great

                  • Gary Z says:
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                    There is some options in FA…Daniel Hudson, Nick Anderson, Archie Bradley, Diekman…add any of these and im thinking I could drop Eovaldi?

                    Thanks again!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup, I’d try Anderson or Hudson

  65. Pyrrhic Victory says:
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    Grey!

    A while back, I believe you mentioned a possible offseason Schmohawk column for E. Escobar. You thinking that might still be the case? Am circling the drain in a keeper league thanks to injuries, and since I already have got a few good keeper options (Baez, Mondesi, Gallo, Albies, Meadows, Glasnow, Severino) and I figure Escobar would make a good sell candidate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Escobar’s stats scream regression

  66. Licketty Splits says:
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    Since the LAD did not call up Lux even with Kike going on the IL & Roberts saying he would not be brought up in 2019. Is it safe to take Roberts at his word & just drop him for a spec closer or batty call for the week in my weekly lineups? Or should I hold out a glimmer of hope??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, drop Lux

  67. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Two things for you today…(1) Benintendi is hitting .484 over the his past 31 AB’s and has 9R/3HR/9RBIs. I’ve held onto him the ENTIRE season after trading Haniger straight up for him in my keeper league. Fingers crossed that he figured it out. (2) I saw this over the weekend (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w37TQZwnjXY). Holy shizz. That’s all I got for today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Poop! Nice on Benny! About time!

      I watched Wu Tang doc on Showtime two weeks ago and it was fire emoji, you should check it out… I plan to watch this Hulu shizz too

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I will check it out. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be back yachting tomorrow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Look forward to it!

  68. Scott says:
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    Dynasty league, which side do you prefer

    Side A: Ozzie Albies, Jack Flaherty
    Side B: George Springer, Eddie Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  69. Steve says:
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    10T 5×5 daily, redraft

    Top 2:

    Domingo
    Meadows
    Eloy
    Inciarte

    The two would be rotated into my UTIL spots.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, Meadows

  70. OaktownSteve says:
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    Was coming in here this morning to call Reynolds a 4020. No foolin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Completely

  71. lubey says:
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    Lamet or Canning tomorrow? I saw SON loves both

    • lubey says:
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      Really want a W/QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who they’re facing, don’t trust either… I guess Canning if QS

  72. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    so nice to see a team not just tank off their winning streak (not really a streak, but doing far better post ASB than before) by NOT just activating a guy who’s been horrible (and 0-15 in AA and AAA so far too) in STL. when the kike gets DL’d (finally, unless LAD are turning into WAS levels of stupid) who’s my add. NL only 10 team h2h with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added.
    C wieters
    1B freeman
    2B wong
    3B legs mcneil (2B/OF)
    SS NEWMAN!
    MI edman (2B/3B/SS)
    CI fatt adams (sure hope he doesn’t get DL’d too as i already have to drop mahle and am out of DL space when kike goes) 1B/OF
    OF (4) harper, rhysus (1B), conforto, dyson
    util (1) riley (3B/OF, yep still getting screwed by duvall/inciarte party even with sparkakis out)
    BN kike
    DL (5): bruce, molina
    NA (1) lux
    SP (QS over wins, holds added): matz, castillo, lester, wainwrong, s.anderson (stream spot till pab lop is back), gallen, lucchesi, stressbird
    RP (4): hirano, n.anderson (jarlin out there), baez, urias
    DL: pab lop, mahle, k-rob

    options: n.walker, solano, panik, suzuki (double catchers isn’t often smart, but here it might be, he could util or start when he starts over wieters, due to such horrible options being out here), munoz (i’m guessing this’ll be the answer), haseley, salad man (MIL), harram, yonder (but his playing time seems shitty, probably since he’s not 46 just yet), camargo (THIS guy could be a smart handcuff for riley owner).
    if/when crapenter gets back one of edman/munoz (and probably to lesser extent wong) will all get screwed over. one of them probably mostly useless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Camargo

  73. William Hung says:
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    Nobody used a WW on Paxton so I got him for “free” for Chris Archer – here are my stable of pitchers now:

    SP- Flaherty, Paxton, Urquidy, Lynn, Hendricks, Fiers
    SAGNOF- Hendriks, Martin, Neris, Givens, Anderson

    As things start getting chaotic with SAGNOF and the need to stream (you mentioned I need to be more fluid with the pitchers I have), my first 3 drops would be: Givens, Anderson, and Urquidy right?

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      probably fiers before urquidy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, those are 1st three gone… Also be careful of Pax vs. tougher teams

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeah those Ks are sexy though and helps me balance out Hendricks and Fiers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

  74. HappyJax says:
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    Would you rather have Aroldis or EdRod in a 12-team H2H cats league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman

  75. toolshed says:
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    Willie Calhoun or inciarte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  76. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    Please pick one for weekly H2H points:

    Canning (@LAA) vs. Verhagen (DET)
    Lopez (@CWS) vs. Syndergaard (NYM) & Lopez (CWS) vs. Smyly (@PHI)
    Paxton (@NYY) vs. Rodriguez (BOS)

    • Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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      oh no!

      I got missed twice!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning

  77. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Couldn’t agree more on the Stroman deal… makes little to no sense #LOLMETS

    Would you drop Strickland for Yoan Lopez? I’m pretty desperate for saves and I’ve also held him on the DL the whole year since drafting him :/

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, exactly…

      I’d grab Lopez

  78. Jason says:
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    Who is the better add in 10 team h2h redraft,gallen or reynaldo Lopez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  79. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start two of the following. who do you like?

    gibson vs kc
    pineda @ mia
    gallen vs min

    also, how do you feel about urquidy @ cle. thinking of starting him in rp slot as i have decent lead in saves. other option would be will smith (who may or may not get traded this week?)

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda, Gibson — feel decent about Urquidy, I like him — start him over Smith

      • herschel says:
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        thanks! saw once upon a time last night and think my reaction was similar to your midsommar (sp?) viewing….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, really? Kinda looking forward to, even though I haven’t liked Tarantino’s last like 5 films

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            They’re all so bloated

            • herschel says:
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              Yeah. Dont wanna spoil anything, although its hard to say any movie coming in at 2.5 hrs + isnt carrying some bloat in it….will be interested in your take.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Prolly see this coming weekend

  80. Ryan Vincent says:
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    H2H redraft

    Eloy or Ender?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

  81. BigToeCrusher says:
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    Austin Riley. I tried to trade him weeks ago, but no one would bite. Now I feel like dropping him, but I love him. Also, we have a Richard in our league who likes to pick up players you drop, because he likes to make it seem like he’s much smarter than you. He’s such a Richard. I’m scared. Hold me? Hold Riley I mean?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, can likely drop Riley, sadly

  82. Mike says:
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    At what point do we start considering dropping Paxton? I’m in a 19 team head to head league and I don’t trust starting him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never unless he’s hurt

  83. RICE says:
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    Hey Guys!

    Happy trade deadline week!

    Please choose 1:

    Morton @ BOS ($4.4)
    D. German vs. BOS ($8.2)
    Gallen vs. MIN ($12.3)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  84. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    Hi Grey, please pick one for weekly H2H points:

    Canning (@LAA) vs. Verhagen (DET)
    Lopez (@CWS) vs. Syndergaard (NYM) & Lopez (CWS) vs. Smyly (@PHI)
    Paxton (@NYY) vs. Rodriguez (BOS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning

  85. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey, just wondering if you saw the Red Sox game last night and what Benintendi did? I figured you would have a blurb on him after last week, especially last night. Are you still in sell mode on Benny baseball? I’m betting you’re in Hold mode on him now!!!

    In my league he was a top 5 player last week, top 17 player the last two weeks and top 100 player the last month. Go Benny Baseball!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wrote about Benny in the post, he’s turned around this month, agreed — that’s always the possibility when a guy has a big track record

      • Harley Earl says:
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        My bad. I didn’t realize you put him inside the Gregorious blurb. I was looking for one with his name first but yeah, you sure did. I really liked the way Alex Rodriguez and Jessica Mendoza broke down his corrections on ESPN last night. Showed why he’s hitting better. Made a lot of sense. Hope he’s finally fixed!!

        Hey, would you trade Alex Reyes in a dynasty league for Alex Colome, Hansel Robles or Hector Nerris? Nerris has been kinda stinky lately and I’m just not convinced Robles or Colome will keep a closer job for much longer. But, Reyes is doing me absolutely no good either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Benintendi has ability, he was just in a weird funk, looks out, so that’s good

          Reyes for a closer? I guess Neris, but right now is a risky time to be trading for a closer

          • Harley Earl says:
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            I’m waiting until after July 31 to decide if I want to do it. Not taking any chances!!!

            Yeah, Benny Baseball looks like he’s back to form!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  86. Tavern says:
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    I dropped Mazara last Sunday so naturally he’s hit in 6 of the past 7 games and put up 58 points. Just lost Markakis so wondering if I should pick Mazara back up (it’ll be nothing but Ks if I do) or opt for the likes of Inciarte, Kevin Pillar, Santander or Adam Frazier. Who do you like best for ROS? 12 team redraft points league. Thank you in advance for your input!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Mazara, he hot

  87. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Grey,

    I want to sell high on Laureano (unless you think its a bad idea) what are a few Starting pitchers that would be great value to get in return for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think you can get real value for him, but maybe Bieber? Clevinger? Buy low on Pax?

  88. Gotime says:
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    Carrying Raisel (7 games 3 vs Pit 4 @ Atl) Robbles (6 games 3 vs Det 3 @ Cle) and Rogers (3 @ Mia 3 vs KC) .
    Would you start Urquidy over any of these relievers in a H2H cats league (Sv, QS, Wins)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urquidy over Rogers

  89. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    20 team dynasty with QS, K/9, K/BB, other crap (complete games, shuouts etc) added h2h. have these SP: archer/darvish/paxton/morton/ryu/gallen (was stupidly dropped by somebody, my waiver barely won, now in 18th WW order). somebody dropped woodruff (even with 1 DL slot left) so i have a small chance of having him stashed shortly. meanwhile, is homer bailey good enough/not old enough to drop archer here? other SP out there for streaming are pena, roark, milone, nova. just realized this might’ve turned into an “grab roark or not question”

    had planned (pre gallen add) to trade away archer or darvish for a draft pick, but that assumed skaggs was alive and pitching. got lucky and gallen moved into that spot. also have urias as one of my 7 man bullpen (max 13 total pitchers here, have d.castillo, c.martin, leclerc, buttrey, urias, romo, pressly and morrow in DL slot). roark with the shiny 4.15 FIP this year (archer’s 5.74, bailey 4.55)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Roark

  90. aardvark says:
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    Own Plesac or urquidy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac, but depends on matchups

  91. LaRockakis says:
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    Crackakis! :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  92. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    van meter or lamb over riley in 14 team keep 5 hitters league (OBP over AVG, hits, total bases added). i won’t have a backup LF to brantley if i drop riley (3B/LF) but riley doesn’t play much anymore and i have at least these as keepers already: goldy, treat, stanton and 2 of: puig, brantley, kingery, otani (could keep as one of 4 pitcher keepers rather than hitter keeper) so riley might not come into play there. chavis, schoop, kingery, JBJ move around at 2B/3B/CF slots and vogelbach at CI most of the time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vanmeter

  93. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. would you trade voit for either madbum or corbin? which one first?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Corbin

  94. Your thoughts on Wojo and Yarbrough for the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer Yarbrough, but less Ks… Woj is interesting (I’ve gone over these guys, can search site), Woj has more Ks, more risk, crappy team

  95. Chud says:
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    ROS pitcher ?:

    Urquidy or AWood.

    Edwin Díaz or Doolittle.

    Paxton or Marquez.

    Thanks!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urquidy, Doolittle, Pax

  96. Rob Schneider says:
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    should I deal Segura and Kimbrel for Jack Flaherty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  97. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Please rank these SPs in a H2H category league(also who do you think has the most upside)…….Urquidy, Matz, Kyle Gibson, Quintana, Fried or Lester? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana, Lester, Gibson

  98. Matty says:
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    Oof. My Ed-Rod for Greg Holland a month back sure isn’t aging well.

  99. Big Ticket says:
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    Who do you like more for 2020 in OBP – Lux or Kieboom? Does that change in dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kieboom

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      with both ralph’s site (multiple guys’ rankings put together) and mike here have kieboom very slightly ahead of lux (like 5-7 total spots)

  100. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Khris Davis was dropped. I assume he’s worth a waiver claim (for Christian Walker), agreed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  101. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. conforto for giolito? gio if i need the pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair for Giolito

  102. Thomas Petrone says:
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    Julio Urias worth a pickup this week, even in Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  103. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Scherzer now on DL (per ESPN) – 1 DL slot and currently Mondesi. It sounds like a short-term issue. Is Mondesi worth the DL slot or use the slot for a streamer? Note: Currently playoff slot seems sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d just stash for now if you have playoffs locked up

  104. Five-on-One says:
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    I needing pitching, would you give Hoskins to get Corbin? Other than his torrid start Hoskins has been quite meh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  105. Cram My ? says:
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    Alfaro or W. Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  106. HappyJax says:
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    Conforto or Mercado ROS?

    • HappyJax says:
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      Or Eloy?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Eloy

  107. baby seal says:
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    “Of course, in a small sample, anything can happen.” -BB blurb

    Wow, Grey w/ the rational-sounding advice!

    Praying Pham does a 2.0 of last year — loved that and could really use it again!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m praying for the best for you, but I don’t own him, so it’s not a full-throated prayer

  108. Bax says:
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    Currently 2nd in waiver claim order. Would you use it for Urquidy? H2H points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  109. krazyivan says:
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    So the reason J.D. Davis is a bench player is because he is a defensive liability, but Ahmed Rosario hasn’t missed but a few games all year.
    1. If Davis is a everyday player should he be rostered in every 12 team league (I guess until Dominic Smith returns)

    BTW-Conforto is so boring that he was at one point having Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb” as his walk up to the plate song.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh

      Haha, nice on walkup song

  110. crimedog says:
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    Hi Grey, hope you had a good weekend. Own rey-lo or urquidy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Urquidy

  111. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! You benching Blackmon and his back spasms for the week in Coors? If benching, are you starting Garrett Cooper or Desmond in his stead?

    Thanks!

    Between this and Scherzer being IL’d again, my mid season trades aren’t paying off yet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, tough call, I think you have to start Blackmon at home and hope he’s back tomorrow

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        For sure – if Desmond we’re starting everyday and didn’t suck, I’d give him a run, but upside too great to leave on bench, esp with the giants arms at the end of the week

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you have to

  112. Slimcompoop says:
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    Your Yacht Rock Song-Of-The-Day is “Moonlight Feels Right” by the one-hit-wonder group Starbuck. A wise man once said “Don’t half-ass multiple things, whole-ass one thing.” Starbuck definitely whole-assed “Moonlight Feels Right” as I’ve never heard of any other song made by them EVER, and it checks off all the boxes necessary for a Yacht Rock masterpiece. Go grab a four-pack of “Exotic Berry” Bartles & James and let’s go sailing…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYnQsvtfEsQ

    (1) “Moonlight Feels Right” is a cautionary tale of some long-haired creep (think Billy Hargrove from Stranger Things) who wants to lure southern belles into his convertible, make-out with them in the moonlight, whilst parked along the shores of Chesapeake Bay. Inappropriateness is abound. Let’s begin in the first verse with “I finally made a tricky French connection, you winked and gave me your O.K.” I don’t know if this is a movie reference, a drug reference, or all of the above but winking is creepy in every social context. Then in the second verse we have “The eastern moon looks ready for a wet kiss, to make the tide rise again”. Who asks for a wet kiss? Ew, Starbuck. Finally, in the third verse we have “I guess you know I’m giving you a warning, ‘Cause me and moon are itching to play”. What the hell does that even mean? Gross.

    (2) There are a handful of relationships being referenced in this song. First, I doubt it’s consensual, but there’s the one with whomever is in his convertible parked along Chesapeake Bay. Second, there’s his relationship with his car due to the multiple references. (people who say “drop the top” are sooooo yachty). Lastly, this dude really likes the moon. Which is just weird in-and-of itself. It’s like he’s such a creeper that no one will be his wingman so he created an inappropriate relationship with the moon (see above).

    (3) We get a special treat for our random instrumental solo at the 1:51 mark of the song. It’s 40 seconds of marimba bliss! Those two words have never appeared next to each other in the history of the English language.

    (4) What’s more obscure than a marimba? The double contrabass flute? Damn! Looks like somebody from Starbuck spent a lot of time as a toddler in their bedroom on the tap-a-tune.

    (5) So many maritime references. Just on the surface you have drives along the ocean, Chesapeake Bay, the moon, tides, etc. If you want to dig a little bit deeper, Starbuck was the first mate in Moby Dick and the band named themselves after him. I have no idea if that’s accurate.

    Anythehoo, the only thing that could make this song more yachty is Michael McDonald crooning along with the 40 second marimba solo.

    5/5 yachts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t believe this is a 5/5, this song is AWFUL! Do we need to reevaluate ratings system if this is a 5/5?

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        That’s the beauty of Yacht Rock my over-the-internet-friend. The genre itself is questionable, thus the songs that truly exemplify it are bound to be extremely questionable themselves.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, that song is so bad…it might just be perfect.

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            It is. The only song that I’ve profiled thus far that I’d actually listen to is “Brandy” and that wasn’t very “yachty”.

            • Grey

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              It’s so bad, I tried to listen again and my ears bled, is that normal?

  113. Dirk Diggler says:
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    Should I trade Urquidy for Will Smith (catcher) ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  114. Gabriel Waskiewicz says:
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    So I currently own both Archie Bradley and Jarlin Garcia with Hirano and Nick Anderson set to come off waivers tomorrow morning. Do I swap either? I also just added Gallen and Lamet for streams tomorrow. I kinda want to hold Gallen since I just flipped Luis Castillo for Aroldis, but could live without the Lamet streamanotor call if one of them closer specs is a better option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson over Lamet and Hirano over Bradley

      • Gabriel Waskiewicz says:
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        Thanks Grey. You’re the best. I shouldn’t have clued my buddies in on Razzball. Now they’re harder to beat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

          • William Hung says:
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            Interesting development in my league – both Archie Bradley and Yoan Lopez have been picked up… Do I dare to pick up Hirano??? My drop would prob Mychal Givens, though I’d like some kind of certainty before I do

            • Grey

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              I’d want Hirano over Givens

  115. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    nabbed cano in 12 team 5×5 (mondesi out, albeit it sounds like he might actually be back this year, even though about 6/7ths of places i looked for dislocated shoulders say he won’t), drop for dozier or asscab, both doing well lately. dozier even has some steals)

  116. DonnieB says:
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    Hi GREY…would you want Votto over Aaron Hicks or Hunter Dozier? Thanks

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      votto unter alles (or at least those)

  117. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    .303/.367/..531. then .304/.356/.525. these are the slash lines for perennial top pick arenado and his team mate, the one who’s near constantly asked to be dropped round here by dozens.

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

    I am doing well in ERA and WHIP so I do not want to hurt those categories but I’m chasing Saves+Holds so I picked these guys for my shortlist.

    I own Hand and Hendriks. Do I keep both? I assume so…

    Give me a couple of more names from this list that you like, if any…

    S.Dyson, A.Miller, A.Cimber, Lorenzen, Y.Lopez, and Kolarek.

  119. GC says:
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    10 Team H2H points
    ROS Catcher:

    D’Arnaud or Vasquez?

    For example, will D’Arnaud see more playing time due to 1B usage?

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