Clearly, there’s a major issue here.  The issue revolves around a few Buys this week.  They are Mark Trumbo, Tim Beckham, Jonathan Villar and Trey Mancini.  Any guesses their connection?  No, they don’t all wear a bear costume during the offseason for bachelorette parties.  I mean, they could, but no.  I don’t think so.  Their connection and the issue can be summed in this question, is the entire Orioles lineup really hot or have they just faced garbage pitching for the last week?  I’d give you the answer, but I’d have to kill you, and I don’t know your address.  I guess I have your IP, but is it roaming?  VPN?  Am I really traveling around to kill you when I could just not tell you the answer?  That is the other choice here, right?  Such a dilemma!  Let me sleep on it.  *pulls Murphy bed out of wall, lies down, Murphy bed flies up and traps me*  Muffled screams, “Mark Trumbo has been the hottest hitter in the league!  If you need power, I’d grab him in all leagues!  Also, can you pull down this freakin’ bed?!”  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before we get into the Buy/Sell, just wanted to tell you our Fantasy Football Leagues are now doing their sign-up thang.  Or thing, if slang ain’t your thang.   Anyway II, the Buy/Sell:

BUY

Austin Hedges – He could hit more homers than any other catcher the rest of the way.  Or he could hit .185 and be replaced by Mejia.  It’s all about Hedges.

Steve Pearce – This guy Pearce is Aussie, which originally meant “awesome.”  As in, “We got a way to get rid of these Brits we don’t want, our very own penal colony.  Aussie!”

Jake Bauers – He might be approaching Ty Wigginton’s single season Buy Appearance Record that is housed in Cooperstown right next to the condom Fritz Peterson wore during the 1968 season.

Trey Mancini – His last name is still being pronounced like fettuccine as punishment for his horrendous 1st half, but if he continues his hot hitting in the 2nd half, and sprinkles in some magic, we’ll have a Mancini Carbonaro Effect.

Ryan Zimmerman – Did you know his nickname Ry-Zi stands for Ryanium Zilcharium?  It’s a hard to hold compound that might appear on your team if Matt Adams starts getting playing time again.

Jonathan Villar – *Me watching Orioles games*  No matter how many I own this is really difficult to watch.  Wait a second, I’m watching their pitching.  My bad.

Jeff McNeil – I keep comparing McNeil to Jeff Kent, and it is simply because their first names.  Or is it?!  Damn, Reversal Question, you’re like a cat jumping out of a closet.

Adalberto Mondesi – Two years ago, I was crazy for Mondesi because of his combo of some power and crazy speed.  My excitement could very well be there again next year if I get enough mimosas in me.  I call those, Mimosalbertos and they *burps* excuse me, make me Motipsi.

David Bote – You have to platoon him because Maddon will be doing that.  You ever wonder if someone off the street could manage a baseball team as well as a World Series-winning manager?  Okay, what if the person off the street were Dusty Baker?

Miguel Sano – I just gave you my Miguel Sano fantasy.  It was written while trying to get banned from Facebook for ‘posting too many cat pictures.’

Tim Beckham – There are a ton of waiver wire grabs this week that I really like.  Kinda crazy how we can get to August and still have pickups in shallower leagues of guys I would’ve owned all year in deeper leagues (this is really not crazy at all; it’s why league size matters).

Nick Ahmed – Who has more homers:  Ahmed or all but one player on the Tigers?  Damn, Detroit.

Aledmys Diaz – Aledmys or two players on the Tigers?  Okay, made my point about Detroit.

Eloy Jimenez – Only because people are going to say, “Gee, Grey, you’re super handsome with your natural physique, but surprised you didn’t include Eloy.”

Nick Williams – I can’t stop thinking about how I’m begging you to pick up Williams this year, but next March, after Williams has done nothing all offseason (because there’s no games), his stock is going to shoot up and everyone is going to want to own Williams.

Randal Grichuk – This morning I told you he’d be a Buy this afternoon.  I’m like a giant winged bat, I will never let you down.

Mallex Smith – They say capitalism is flawed because of inequality, but that’s a poor reason.  — Mallex B. Stealin’.

David Dahl – I own Dahl and Ian Desmond right now on a few teams because I don’t know how this is going to shake out like an elderly man at a urinal, but I want the one that is playing.

Steven Souza – Maybe it’s a holdover from when Chase Field played like the Space Force on steroids, but I love random Diamondbacks hitters:  Souza, Ahmed, Peralta…Chris Owings, where you at?

A.J. Minter – I don’t expect Vizcaino to return this year, and the Braves are good and Minter is the closer and, yo, why isn’t he owned everywhere?

Drew Steckenrider – Bearclaw has been more like possumanus, so Steckenrider would likely see saves, and could run with the job.

Addison ReedFernando Rodney shot his poisoned imaginary arrow across Big Sky country and landed in Oakland.  By the way, Rodney better be careful who he shoots an imaginary arrow at in Oakland; cops may not be as receptive to that there.  Reed is likely the replacement, but Trevor Hildenberger and maybe even Taylor Rogers could see action.

Scott Alexander – News broke Friday morning that Kenley Jansen has another occurrence of his irregular heartbeat.  All joking aside, that is scary.  Imagine a heartbeat is a metronome, and when it’s irregular, it’s a metrognome, and it’s a ghoulish Altuve-like figure living in your chest telling you to use Travelocity.  I’m seriously freaking myself out!  Filling in for Jansen will be Alexander, and a Dodgers beat writer said, maybe Kenta Maeda would see some saves, which seems doubtful.  I grabbed Dylan Floro, which was a pickup only because I missed Alexander everywhere.  Have you ever done this?  Grab a reliever just because you missed the actual replacement?  It’s akin to texting a girl who has repeatedly shown no interest in you.  “U up?”  “Bill, it’s 3 PM, I am up.”  “Cool, u get my message about maybe hanging out tonight?”  “Yes.”  “And?” Silence for another 24 hours.

Jose Leclerc – Yes, I would own Leclerc, but, in the bigger picture, as I said on this week’s podcast, I’m excited for Leclerc for next year.  He’s so SAGNOF, so clean.

Pedro Strop – After fantasy football projections drop (smooth segue), people seem to switch focus and more and more solid closers go ignored.  Well, don’t focus; f**k them!  Baseball is l’chaim!

Ryan Madson – Picking him up has the makings of a major regret but I would put aside my premonitions and do a trust twerk into someone’s arms.

Pat NeshekVictor Arano, Seranthony Dominguez, Tommy Hunter, The Phanatic, Greg Luzinski’s Handmaiden, Kabe Bapler who is Gabe Kapler with a glue-on mustache, and Cesar Hernandez.  Any of them could close Phils games.  This week’s guess is Dominguez or Neshek.

Joe Musgrove – This is a Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes to its doctor for mood relaxers.

CC Sabathia – And your last Stream-o-Nator call of the weekend.  “I slept standing up in a tool shed and the rake made me think of starving children and…I just want something to take the edge off.”

SELL

Mike Trout – Nope, have nothing bad to say about Trout ever, so don’t think this is going to be that.  By saying I’d sell Trout, I’m saying I’d sell anyone in redrafts.  Trade deadlines are barreling towards us like we’re a gorilla and this is Donkey Kong.  You need to win this year.  Not next year (well, maybe next year too), not last year (hopefully last year, but nothing we can do about that now).  You need to win if it means trading away one of the top players of all-time.  If you need pitching, saves and a middle infielder, you know how much Trout’s doing for you?  I’m holding up a sign that reads, “Nothing,” like I’m in an INXS video.  Would I trade Trout for swimming lessons with Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken?  No, but I would explore options.

   
  1. Gotime says:
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    With my Knebel, left with only Minter. pick up Leclerc or Alexander or both, hold?

  2. Tinman95 says:
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    1 RoS

    Franmil
    Ahmed
    Mancini
    Villar
    Mondesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini or Villar depending on needs

      • Tinman95 says:
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        @Grey: how do you think Framil will pan out for the rest of the year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He had 3 good games vs. terrible pitching… He could go 0 for his next 25

  3. Supah Hot Fiers says:
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    Would you rather have Tyler O’Neill (when he comes back next week) or Souza?

    Thanks for all the help!

  4. kDawg says:
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    Would you trade Correa/ Bellinger for Turner/Dozier?
    Dozier and Bellinger are have disappointing years. Turner more SB but no power and his AVG/OPS lower than Correa, right?

  5. KDawg says:
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    What if offer was Trea/Dozier for Correa/Bellinger/Pivetta?
    Is Pivetta too much to give away for the hitting upgrade however slight?
    Pivetta on innings limit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much for Trea side

  6. Schzechuan Sauce says:
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    Sad day that I have to ask this question but would you drop Muncy for Souza or Trumbo for a UTIL spot in a redraft league?

  7. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    Looking to 2019 qs league

    Bieber and Alex Wood or McCullers?

    Happy Friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Wood

  8. Turd Fergusons says:
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    in SD, rumors of Wil Myers trying out 3B so that Renfroe and Reyes can keep starting. the Padres have gyorkoed around with Myers’s positions way too much. CF, Corner OFs, 1B, back to OF, now 3B?? And the local radio guys are like oh wow he’s such an athlete he can play anywhere. OK. well he gets hurt if he’s playing anything but 1B. But we really needed Hosmer’s sub 700 OPS uggghhh

    anyway i’m buying Franimal Reyes because Myers is made of glass (& not in the cool, Blondie heart of glass way)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha… Local guys are the best…. Such homers… A Franmil mil mil mil

  9. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Wow. This morning’s buy is a who’s who of guys I cut in the last two weeks. In my defense, we all have different needs.

    I will spare you cutting and pasting my last attempted post. Suffice it to say, do you think LeMahieu’s still hurt? Or still shaking off rust? Doesn’t seem quite right.

    Love what Aledmys has been doing. Once Vlad is up and Lourdes is healthy TOR has a great young core in that infield next year. Just picked up Aledmys, which means he’ll get hurt immediately.

    If you’ll indulge me a rather silly question about this point of the season… Can we go wrong churning the bottom half of our lineup for hot bats? This is the point where we can be a little more cutthroat with mid-tier guys who have been underperforming for months, correct?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ’s hurt still is my guess — can’t go wrong churning — could see dropping guys like Ozuna as said in video

  10. Smell The Glove says:
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    Dreaded catcher question: Zunino or Gomes?

  11. Benson Dindy says:
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    ROS Mancini or Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, apples/oranges

  12. primetime says:
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    Justin Bour to the Phlllies, is that a BUY?

  13. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    So confused with the Desmond situation (the Rockies are the worst)! He was playing so well as summer started to creep in. I was juiced for a 7 game home stand… and here we are, he’s been benched for 2 of the first 4. I’m not sure what to do until we know how it plays out… Unfortunately, he’s my starting 1B.

    Pick the best option in your deity-like opinion:

    A)
    Bench Desmond
    1B: Whit Merryfield
    IF: Schoop

    B)
    Drop Desmond for Mancini
    1B: Mancini
    IF: Whit
    Bench: Schoop

    C)
    Drop Schoop for Mancini
    Bench Desmond until we figure this out
    1B: Mancini
    IF: Whit
    Bench: Desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ride A for a few more to see if Schoop can’t come around

      • RICE says:
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        @Grey: Fingers crossed! Thanks man!

  14. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey great post…PICK 2 ROS for SAVES K’s and ERA/WHIP

    Alexander R Osuna Dominguez

  15. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey pick 2 for the final weeks and playoffs… ROS for saves ERA WHIP and KS

    Alexander Osuna Dominguez

    Drop Longoria to add Grichuk? whos been hitting like a beast ever since he was sent down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alexander Osuna Dominguez is who just won a Congress seat in the Bronx, right? Alexander, Dominguez, but hard call — Yes, Grichuk, forget Longo

      • RobPopp says:
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        @Grey: lol classic^! I had to look tbh didnt know, it’s alexandria ortiz cortez

  16. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    LOL that be Ruben Diaz’s nephew, hes more of an OPS guy

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: Rondon is one blowup from losing his job, but with 2 weeks left in my regular season, the saves are most important I think dropping Osuna for Alex is the move, also have Maeda on roster incase that happens

        • Grey

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          Makes sense

  17. Man D says:
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    I won the Scott Alexander sweepstakes. I’m not sure what that means in the long run but I am happy now…at least I think this is happiness. I am pleasantly satisfied without having any sexual happening…definition of happiness…it’s in the Bible. Anywho…Gsellman or David Robertson (not the evanglist…but the Yankee) in a holds + saves league..or neither and get Carl Edwards Jr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I remember that in the Bible, was Rosy Psalm

      Robertson

      • Man D says:
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        @Grey: Yes, the 69th chapter I believe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chapter and reverse body

  18. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Lose OZUNA for Trumbo or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  19. CloudTown says:
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    Love Buy/Sell/Hold day!

    Looking for a MI fill-in until Altuve is back, Ale Diaz, Nick Ahmed, Adam Frazier?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Aledmys

  20. Waxey Gordon says:
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    Parra was benched last night (facing a right hander) in favor of Dahl. Not good news for Parra owners but an every day opportunity for Dahl.

  21. Slappy Jack says:
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    Jansen’s deal might ruin my 1st placedness
    I picked up Givens because literally everyone else is taken
    One man FA pool and no one wanted him
    not a good sign

    Anyone know why Givens has been sucking this year?

    @Grey think I should put a waiver in for Giles over Givens?
    having trouble picking my poison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Givens over Giles, neither are great

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        @Grey: thanks FML! wait I’m not supposed to abbreviate that or something

  22. Wormhole says:
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    Desmond was hit by a pitch a couple games ago right below his butt. Could it be that was why he was out for two games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t help him to sit on it

      • Jake Cornell says:
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        @Grey: hahaha this is why I read the comments! Best reply I ever read!

  23. Jason says:
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    I have 3 RP spots and five closers (I couldn’t resist picking up Alexander). I only really want to carry 4. Please rank my five so i have an idea on who to jettison.

    Greene, Yates, Strop, Leclerc, Alexander (full disclosure, I have Morrow in a DL spot).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leclerc, Strop, Yates

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey:
        Is Greene > Alexander?

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey:
            Great — I was hoping you would say that! Goodbye Greene!

            Thanks Grey!

  24. Anodyne says:
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    Drop Justin Bour for Pearce?

    • Anodyne says:
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      @Anodyne: Or Bote? Both Pearce and Bote are available in my league.

  25. H says:
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    I’m a Knebel owner, would you rather own Jeffress or Alexander for save opportunities? Thank you!

  26. Billy InEplitude says:
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    Drop Shoehi Ohtani the pitcher for Shoehi Ohtani the DH? Oh wait, his bullpen session is tomorrow. Can’t wait. What are the odds his elbow has miraculously healed and he will go 9-0 down the stretch to lead the Angels to the wild card? 50/50 at least.

    • Grey

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      Easily! Maybe 70/30

  27. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. SON seems to like Pivetta next week (vs bos, vs nym). assuming its for the latter start. streaming – yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair, Sawx are not easy, Mets are great

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @herschel: I love Pivetta, and there is no chance I’d start him vs Boston
      maybe in 2020

      I mean he might be fine but vsBoston might as well be @COL

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        This is true

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But damage vs. Boston might be offset by Mets, or it could be disastrous

  28. johnnyhobbes says:
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    … the Natalie Wood reference…. the original #metoo

  29. Stumanji! says:
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    10 tm league, my current closers are Diaz, Boxberger, Knebel, & Osuna. I want to carry 4 or 5 closers because of category settings. Rondon was just dropped and I put in a claim (dropping streamer Rodon) so I have a monopoly on the Houston sitch.

    Should I also lose Knebel for any of Madsen, Jeffress, or Alexander too? Or hold Knebel and use a streaming spot (drop Chase Anderson) until the Milwaukee carousel stops? 6 roster spots on closers may be overkill but I feel like these are quality options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Alexander

  30. Fausto

    fausto says:
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    I’ve been playing along at home with your “Yonder Alonso vs. Everybody player rater contest” for 3 weeks now. I traded Bellinger for Snell and use Alonso/Olson as my 1b and haven’t noticed a difference. other fun/depressing ones to do is K.Bryant vs Everybody and M.Fiers vs Everybody.
    Anysways…
    10 tm redraft would you give the Allbright stamp of approval on any of the following?

    * I send D.Gordon for J.Profar
    (could add J.Villar to replace steals if needed)

    * K.Bryant hold and hope he’s back for my playoffs in a month?
    or trade for anything I can get?

    * Cody Allen is it time to rip the band-aid off?
    (I have 5 other closers and Ottavino…I honestly think I’d be better off with M.Fiers or using the spot to stream).

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! It is a fascinating contest with Yonder! Bryant vs. anyone is depressing if you own Bryant….

      I’d take Profar

      I’d just hold Bryant at this point

      Yeah, can lose Allen

  31. Drew says:
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    Ketel or Margot ROS? As a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot for both

  32. Dante says:
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    would you lose Puig in a keeper league for any of the buy recommendations at this point?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a keeper it’s tough, depends on league size etc

      • Dante says:
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        @Grey:

        It’s a 13 team mixed league but it’s unlikely I’ll keep him. Planning to keep Hoskins, Josram, Marte, Yelich, Suarez, Dozier, Berrios, Bauer.

        Anyone you’d suggest of the buy batters for ROS in that case?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trumbo over Puig

          • Dante says:
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            @Grey:

            Many thanks

  33. shibboleth says:
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    Hey Grey, Happy Friday! What’s your take on Severino? Buy/Sell/Hold/Bench?

  34. Panda says:
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    I’m locked into a first round bye so I have time to wait and see if Osuna takes over as closer. With that being said though, would you rather wait and see with Osuna or drop him for Steckenrider? Redraft league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait for now

  35. Perfect Game says:
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    Do I drop Jansen if I have Kimbrel, Vazquez and Treinen?

  36. Sam says:
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    Ros Dahl ohtani or Matt Chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s Dahl/Ohtani, if that’s what you mean

      • Sam says:
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        One of the three, either Dahl, ohtani , or Chapman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, then Chapman

          • Sam says:
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            Oh as in ohtani or oh as in ‘ I get it now’?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I get it now

  37. Junkmastah says:
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    I have Jansen.

    Which of these guys should I add as a replacement?

    Alexander, Leclerc, Reed, Givens, Steckenrider, Will Smith still out there, Peralta, Kela, Bradley Hand possibly…, Jeffress

  38. Mike says:
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    Drop Cody Allen to pick up Alexander??

  39. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league. Who would you drop to activate Correa: Simmons, Teheran or Rich Hill?

  40. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the great write-up. I’m currently in first by five points, but the next two teams have made moves to give me a run. The team in third isn’t only ten points back in a 12 team, 5×5 league with three keepers (Betts, Harper and Albies or Rizzo). Which would you take?

    A 50% chance of winning and keeping Albies
    An 80% chance of winning and keeping Rizzo

    Thanks as always for your help!

    Thanks as a

  41. lwomack58 says:
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    Was offered Manaea and Buehler for Dee Gordon-I’m countering with Tailon and Buehler.

    This will put me over the player limit. Would need to drop C. Allen, Madson or Hader.

    Which player to drop. I’m assuming it Allen.

    Thanks

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        I included Allen in the trade offer

  42. ryanoger says:
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    Trumbo or Renfroe?

  43. Brian says:
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    Should I start Kenta Maeda at Coors tonight?

  44. Kari Rice says:
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    Am i the only female that is hooked on this site? Some remarks are too colorful but I still laugh.
    i am in a mixed 10 team h2h points league, i had trout and jansen,,,ouch. i picked up j. bauer and dropped m. kemp last week. (i miss my guys in dodgerville, kemp, muncy and Kike (still have kike in one of my two leagues but he isn’t looking so valuable at this point) but platoon roles doesn’t equal wins.
    for the upcoming week, should i keep j. bauer or drop him and pick up k. calhoun? the guys in my league have huge egos it burns them to see me win.
    thank you!!!
    Kari
    you guys are so funny, unlike the boring guys at cbs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go Calhoun — let’s beat those guys!

      • CloudTown says:
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        @Grey: 6 girl readers!

  45. terrible timmy says:
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    ROS; Jose Martinez or Y. Alonso

    PS: You’re the best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Alonso

  46. Mookiewilson says:
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    Please rank back end starter options for 12 team standard scoring:
    Quintana
    Wheeler
    Derek Rodriguez
    Streamer

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer, D-Rod, Wheeler

  47. dbayley says:
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    So the kids are at sleepovers, wife and I about the make a nice dinner in a quiet house for a change! The fantasy side of me wants to go crawl in the pool with an oxygen tank and hide until September. Now Trout on DL…
    So with 12 moves left I have Ian Happ as my last hitter in a weekly lock H2H cats league. Hold and just play Happ next week or drop for:
    Nick Williams (7 games: 2 vs Bos 5 vs Mets)
    Conforto, Flores, or Nimmo (8 games: 1 @ NYY 2 @ Bal 5 vs Phi)
    Dahl (6 games: 2 @ Hou 4 @ Atl)
    Can’t platoon guys and looking short term until Trout or Springer decide to show up.
    Have a good weekend Grey!

    • Grey

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      Drop for Williams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And you too!

  48. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Tanaka’s killing me right now. He gaslighted me into thinking he had turned a corner and brought back that second-half of ’17 magic. He just doesn’t have it tonight. And these Yanks don’t seem like the same team from two months ago who could put up ten runs to get him out of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, got gaslit too… stupid Tanaka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They seem to be missing Judge a lot

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Them and me both! I’d prefer to have Tanaka on my DL and Judge in my lineup. I just hate that Tanaka had a worse night than Eovaldi because of one little error. Eovaldi had four of his eight runs subtracted. So of course I happen to be battling it out in ratios with the guy in my league throwing Eovaldi tonight. Sheesh. Would it have killed Gleyber to boot a ball or two before the wheels come off?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, it’s hard for Tanaka to give up unearned runs when everything is going over the fence

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: Good point. I’m gonna dream tonight about an alternate reality where Tanaka pitches in Petco, and I had a much better night. (It’s a shame that Petco Park is wasted on Padres pitchers.)

            PS: I think Trivino’s relevancy has run its course. He’s been very hittable lately in a suddenly awful crowded bullpen. Ditch for streaming?

            PPS: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, feeling same on Trivino

  49. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Lose Archie Bradley, T Watson, or Luis Castillo for Stripling or hold?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Holds league but I need SPs for the stretch

  50. Alps says:
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    Grey
    Would you drop Freddy Peralta for
    Cahill or Pivetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill or Pivetta is based on matchups, but Cahill is a little safer

  51. CloudTown says:
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    Good thing I missed the early game and didn’t get my Muncy drop in time. 2 HRs in 2 days is nice but the crazy playing time situation is not.

    Also WTF Eovaldi???

  52. Dante says:
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    Rodon is Ro-dominating! Glad I manned up and stared him!

  53. Mike says:
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    Would you trade Osuna for Heaney?

    In need of SP reinforcements heading towards the playoffs (although I have Rondon, so if Rondon is supplanted by Osuna, I lose out on a closer).

    • Kari Rice says:
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      @Mike: i would trade Osuna for the bat girl/boy.

  54. Zach says:
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    Ok Grey. Here’s the thing. I’m in 10 team h2h league. We keep 3. I have Trout for I believe 2 more years and I’m currently in 1st place. The guy that has Arenado needs to give him up this year. He’s currently in 2nd place. Trout on the DL. Arenado is day to day. Is it smart to trade Trout for Arenado? Or hold. My team is:

    C. Realmuto
    1. Freeman
    2. Albies
    3. Rendon
    SS. Bogaerts
    OF. Markakis, Calhoun, Marte
    UTIL. Cruz, Trumbo
    BN. G. Polanco
    DL. Trout, W. Myers

  55. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, pls rank for ROS – A.Hicks, Mancini, M.Smith, Profar, E.rosario, Trumbo – thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario, Hicks, Trumbo

  56. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    First week of playoffs starts Sept 10. Saves and holds league.

    1. Ryu on my DL but looking at E Rod as a potential replacement stash. If both are pitching by Sept 10th, Dodgers are at the Reds and then at the Cards. Boston has Jays and Mets at home. Swap or hold? Unsure of severity of E Rod’s injury.

    2. Any idea of what the Astros are doing with Gattis? I get the NL parks but Mariners too tonight? Last week you said Gattis over Ramos. Still feeling the same for Sept?

    3. Saves and holds league…..I have Allen, Leclerc, Osuna, W Peralta. Hicks is on the wire. Would you drop one for him….Cards have Pirates and Dodgers at home that week.

    4. Morton and MadBum for Kluber. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ed-Rod’s matchups are easier, no idea if he’s ready by then, I’d wait until Sept 9th 2. Yeah 3. Nope 4. Morton

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        Sad on #4. We both liked Kluber two weeks ago with concerns about Morton’s innings and MadBum lack of Ks. Wish I would stop listening to experts.

        I am done with this as advice is always based on recency with little regard for the longer view. No offense intended as this is blog is full of fun and good humor. But I am a better player than you are. Three years running….

          • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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            @Grey: @Grey:

            Yep, I picked up a RP with the open slot so I am ok. I appreciate this extra effort you took here. I am mad at myself cuz I am the only one who can press “accept”. I got caught up with the innings limit, he won’t be pitching in Sept thread.

            Probably read harsher than intended. But I am great at this stuff LOL so don’t know why I seek affirmation. Best of luck.

  57. m0se says:
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    should i drop Avisail for one of Renfroe, Franmil, Grichuk, Gardner, Jo Mart? or hold? OPS league btw

  58. Ty says:
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    Drop any of Desmond, Hosmer, or Healy for Braun, Franco, Renfroe,Franmil , or Villar?? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe over Healy, Franco over Hosmer

  59. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    My 1 decent RCL team had both starters in the White Sox – 57’s game (our local team changed their name from the Indians to 57’s last season – because it was their 57th season. Or else they were hoping for sponsorship from Heinz). 13 Ks in 14 and two-thirds scoreless innings! No win though.

    In case anyone is thinking, “Who is this Vin? He really knows what he is doing,” on other teams I had Tanaka, Estrada, and Peralta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, I wish I was a decent team and the one with those starters

  60. Mex says:
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    Would you drop any of Rondon, Givens or W Smith for Alexander?

  61. Tinman95 says:
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    It sounds like Ed-Rod could be back by the end of the month. Would you stash him for one of the following:

    Jon Gray
    Gausman
    Musgrove
    Cahill

  62. lwomack58 says:
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    Trade offer

    My d. Gordon and Strasburg for his Tailon, A. Wood and Buehler

    Would you do the trade.
    Thanks

  63. Peacecoast says:
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    lambda test failed! wanted to watch that new show last night was too lazy to get to computer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t have a TV?

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: no I forgot the name…nvm

        I miss us

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha — The Sinner?

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: ah yes thx

            how you doing in your leagues?

            I am second, again. I swear winning this thing is impossible. Been 2nd two years in a row. I might have a shot this year but the dude is 8 points ahead of me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re gonna win, positive thinking! I’m in first in a few leagues and not in first in a few… competitive tho

  64. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 QS

    I was offered D. Price for my B. Treinen. What do you think?

    The manager just lost his only 2 closers Rodney and Jansen. Also has DeGrom.

    Morton, Porcello, Happ, Rodon, Heaney, Gausman, Pivetta, Bieber
    DL – C. Martinez, Wacha
    Treinen, Strop, Givens, Alexander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t want Price

  65. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    We have four weeks left in our league and three of those are playoffs. Wade Davis has been really bad for a couple of weeks now. Last night Ottavino got the save and Davis didn’t enter the game after blowing the save the night before. With four weeks left is it safe to move on from Davis or will I regret it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move on from Davis

  66. Winter or SerAnthony Dominguez. Dominguez has hit a ruff patch. I know he is has the uoside any thoughts

      • @Grey: Now I picked up Minters and kept Dominguez with Janzen going on the DL. I swear I have had 3 or 4 guys on the DL almost the entire year. Sitting in 3rd in the Special ED league I’m in. But I feel with I could be in first with a little help from the Health Fairy. The Health Fairy position is currently being manned by Jack Kevorkian

  67. Steve says:
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    Rendon or Starling Marte in a keeper for next year? Close? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, close

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Do you think Donaldson is top 120 for keeper purposes next year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Around there, I wouldn’t want him tho

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: thanks, just general injury concerns, or anything more specific? I can get him very cheaply.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, injuries

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey: okay, thanks. Where would you rank Albies next year with Starling and Rendon? Ahead of both in a keeper?

  68. Launch Angle says:
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    Looking for HR and RBI. Who do you like better, Calhoun or Profar?

      • Launch Angle says:
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        @Grey:

        Trumbo or Calhoun?

  69. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I have a super boring question for you concerning my rotating 2B/SS position in my 12-team, keeper, OBP/SLG% league. I’m currently rolling out Matt Duffy but the likes of Ahmed, Crawford, McNeil, Marte, and Beckham are all sitting out on the waiver wire.

    I get a two-week bye in the 1st round of the playoffs, so really looking at one of the following for end of August through September. Thinking McNeil or Crawford. How would you rank the aforementioned? Have a good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s good, ‘poop? I’d go Beckham, Crawford, McNeil — but maybe that would change in a few weeks

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Sounds good. Thanks!

  70. Tinman95 says:
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    RoS Osuna or Alexander

  71. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Looking for W and K . . .

    Do you like Marquez’s 2 start week @HOU and @ATL over D-Rodriguez (@CIN) or Eflin (v Mets)?

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Sounds good to me

  72. CaptainKnauer says:
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    So here’s my current lineup of batters

    Contreras
    Freeman
    Odor
    G. Torres
    Chapman
    Arenado
    Benintendi
    Rosario
    Soto
    Trumbo
    K. Calhoun
    Cano
    F. Reyes

    As you can see I’m hurting for steals at the moment. Would you drop someone to add one of these guys?

    Mancini
    Villar
    Ahmed
    Mondesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil for Villar

      • CaptainKnauer says:
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        @Grey: I forgot to throw in Beckham

  73. Perfect Game says:
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    Strop or Alexander for saves ROS? Who knows when Morrow comes back and if they give him the closer spot soon after he does.

  74. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Should I drop my Eloy stash in redraft for the recalled Tucker? He might be short-term fill in, but if he’s hitting, who knows? As for Eloy coming up, well, again, who the hell knows?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Tucker

  75. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Betances steals a win from Lynn by balking home the tying run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances must not own him in fantasy

  76. dk says:
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    2 catcher league:
    Max Stassi or Elias Diaz ROS?

  77. CaptainFitzsimmons says:
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    ROS Villar or Beckham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar, different things tho

  78. Jt says:
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    Drop Sano, Dahl, or McNeil

    • Jt says:
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      @Jt: maybe Sano since Zimmerman is my new if/1b and I have Abreu

      Can mix McNeil at 3rd with moose

      Or drop Dahl I’m loaded in the of

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Well, if you’re loaded in OF then Dahl

  79. Chris says:
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    8 team H2H points league

    Just heard that Vlad Jr hit another homer tonight for the fourth straight game. He is not owned in my league. My dilemma is that since this league is so shallow my team is extremely stacked and i’m in first place two weeks from playoffs. My only possible drop is a reliever like Wade Davis or Strop and I would lose a streaming spot for a guy that might not be up for weeks. This is a keeper league so if I miss out on Vlad now I’ll probably never get him. Would you keep rolling like I am or get Vlad? Maybe if he homers every game he can force their hand. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Davis for him

  80. Perfect Game says:
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    For QS w/o blowing up ratios in what order?

    1. Fiers
    2. Musgrove
    3. Rodon
    4. Buchholz

      • Perfect Game says:
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        @Grey:

        Nick Williams or Trumbo in a standard roto league ROS?

  81. Cbs says:
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    Dahl or reddick

  82. Jon says:
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    Which side in a keep forever league 5×5?

    Abreu+Vlad Jr

    Cano+Votto

  83. Mike says:
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    How would you rank Mikolas, Porcello, and Buehler for making a playoff run? Yahoo league with QS & K/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

  84. Chris B says:
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    Give: Jose Martinez($7), David Peralta ($8), Jack Flaherty($9)
    Get: Trea Turner(Redraft) and Gregory Polanco($16)

    Deep 16 team 6×6 ROTO, currently in 2nd place by 3 pts, first in all pitching cats except Saves+Hlds, can make up ground in SB’s and Runs. I have Hamitlton for steals as well. Turner goes back into the draft next year. Would those keeper prices make you hesitant to make the move? It’s prbably my best shot with a trade.

      • Chris B says:
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        @Grey:

        Was rebuffed with subbing a $6 Torres for Peralta and me getting Jose Ramirez, who also has to go back into the draft next year. Torres was our one building block bat for next year.

        Have to take that for ROS right?

      • Chris B says:
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        @Grey:

        First deal is still on the table if matters.

  85. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Pick up Quintana for one of the two

    Alexander
    Cahill

  86. Tinman95 says:
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    ROS Rondon or Alexander

  87. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Rereading your opening blurb… Has an awesome Pink panther Inspector Clouseau Vibe to it. So I just traded Pollock, Desmond, and hand for Khris Davis and Ryu (making seriously bet on him returning for meaningful fantasy innings. )

    Rp available in my league off the top of my head, strop, leclerc, Alexander. Will replace Desmond with kole and pick up trumbo. Any if those rps you like for the time being?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Strop

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey, forgot to mention YAtes and Romo available- points league so Romo is up there… probably still Strop?

  88. Junkmastah says:
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    Please rank Tucker, N. Williams and O’Neill.

    Need to drop one or two soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep Williams

  89. Turd Wendell says:
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    Dump Knebel for Vlady? Could also dump Chris Taylor, or Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Knebel

  90. Josh C says:
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    Drop Molina to snag Jansen in a mixed keeper?

  91. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    David Fletcher or Brandon Lowe in my Al only keeper.

  92. Gotime says:
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    H2H weekly cats, 4 weeks before playoffs, in 2nd
    1.
    C-Molina
    1-Bellinger
    2-Rizzo
    3-Freeman
    Ss-Machado
    OF-Stanton
    OF-Benintendi
    OF-ERosario
    Ut-Semien
    Ut- ??? (It’s not Mr Wrestling II)
    Trout DL Springer DL
    With 12 moves left, just stick Trout in utility hoping he comes back as scheduled this Thursday, or use a move for N Williams.. thinking 3-4 games of Trout trumps Nick Williams?

    2. Same league, need 3, QS not W
    -Newcomb vs Col
    -Flaherty vs Was
    -Wood off DL vs SF
    -Maeda @ SF if not in bullpen
    -Eflin vs Mets if called back from minors
    -Use a pick up for Carlos Rondon @ Det

    3. Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Eflin, Rodon, Wood 3. No problem

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Ny B Rodon owned Newcomb Flaherty or Maeda

          • Gotime says:
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            @Grey: Sorry typo Rodon already owned need 1 from Newcomb Flaherty or Maeda

  93. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Morning, Grey! In an attempt to smooth out my ratios a bit I’ve got both D-Rod and Musgrove facing each other at AT&T park. Would you back off one or both of them? I’m mostly rostering Dereck due to your latest buy post, in spite of his wonky peripherals (In Grey I trust!), so I thought I’d double check. SON thinks I’m nuts on D-Rod.

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m seeing Musgrove and D-Rod as both positives on SON

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Okay, cool. I had thought we were using a positive 4 as sort of a tipping point on a safe start, rather than just a positive.

        PS: This latest move by Toronto makes them look ridiculous. Jansen is a legit bat/prospect; but paying Russell Martin as their third baseman? This makes their service time manipulation of Vladdy more obvious than ever. The optics are bad. Don’t they still have a remote shot at the wild card?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, positive 4 is ideal, but can’t always get that… Wild card, really? I didn’t think so

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: Haha, I said remote! Yeah, I know. They clearly pulled the plug on their season a while ago. I can’t understand why people go to Blue Jays games. Growing up in a Mets household I’ve seen a proof that ownership doesn’t care about what the fans want or putting the best product on the field, but it’s crazy to me how many people on Twitter are siding with the millionaire owners’ wallets/control rather than young players getting their clock started/getting paid. Of course, we fantasy baseballers have selfish reasons. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, brother.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks! You too!

  94. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    A great day for pitching yesterday. I had 11 different starters across my teams, and Robbie Ray had the worst ERA at 3.60. Lynn with a 1.60 WHIP about the only small negative. And of 15 RPs. Alexander the only one to even give up a run. Even got a win from Cuevas who had been listed for a start vs Baltimore, so I said, Why not? Hard to remember a day where I had no RPs blow up.

    So, I’ll push my luck today with Cahill, Glasnow, Sabathia, Musgrove, Rodriguez, Junis, Godley, Hamels, Castillo, and Chen.

    Have a good one!

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: And, Luis Castillo erases all hope of a repeat.

  95. Tinman95 says:
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    ROS ed-rod or Cahill

  96. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Just the way I drew it up. 6 good innings for Junis, and then the Cards beat the pen.

  97. Launch Angle says:
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    DeJong looks like he’s discovering his power after his hand/wrist injury a while back.

  98. Jt says:
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    Jose Martinez, Renfroe, Adames, Diaz, Bader, nick Williams, Dahl, McNeil, Sano

    Pick 2…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano, Renfroe, depends a bit on needs

  99. Jt says:
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    Sale, Bauer, nola, pivetta, j-Zimmerman, Gray

    Rondon, Osuna, seranthony, Bradley, Jeffress, Maeda

    W/L/hr/era/whip/k/QS/saves/net saves

    Which guy should I drop to be able to stream
    Or hold this for a few days see what Maeda does
    H2h league I’m in first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmermann doesn’t seem ownable either

  100. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: HT seems to love the Mets next week. If you had to pick between starting one of Flores, Conforto or McNeil, who would you start at DH?

  101. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Drop/Hold L Castillo and/or Gibson for Heaney, Glasnow, Efflin

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow and Eflin

  102. Josh says:
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    Dodgers killing me with Stripling. Who do you recommend grabbing for ROS. 13 team mix with QS.

    Hill
    Eflin
    Tyler Anderson
    Gio
    Gausman
    Borucki
    Milone

    Thanks

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