Live for today. That’s what they tell me. “They” are BASE jumpers, so I’m not listening to them, which is why I’m living in a bubble with the NBA players. “Hey, LeBron, where can I get some bubble tea?” “Ah, man, I hear ya, players be gossiping like crazy.” “What are you talking about? I want boba.” So, the Marlins vs. Orioles and Yankees vs. Phils had to be canceled due to an outbreak within the Marlins’ clubhouse. The Marlins couldn’t play back in Florida vs. the O’s, and might’ve infected the Phils’ visiting clubhouse, so the Yankees weren’t going in there. All in all, a totally well-functioning pandemic. By which I mean, it’s terrible for us, but this virus is doing well for itself. “Manfred, man” hasn’t been uttered so much since “Blinded By The Light” was a hit in the 70’s. Now PPD stands for Pandemic Please Desist. Right now, the MLB is waging an age-old war:  Everyone’s safety vs. Capitalism. Not to impersonate the Garbage Pail Kid, Nihilistic Ned, but capitalism usually wins that. Of course, don’t misunderstand my glibness for not caring (that sounds like a Common lyric); I’m just trying to be real with you. As for fantasy, I moved all Marlins, Orioles, Yankees and Phils out of my lineups until further notice, and tried to bench all Marlins in my weekly leagues. As they say, WHEEEE!!! Again, “they” are BASE jumpers. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shohei Ohtani – 0-for-4 as he DH’d. It’s encouraging that he’s hitting the day after pitching, but maybe because he didn’t record one out while pitching, and felt like he wanted to contribute an out or four.

Griffin Canning – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks. Haven’t liked Canning since he was dealing with injury concerns in the 1st Spring Training, so I’m not jumping in on him, but he didn’t look as bad as the line indicates. All Canning can do is laugh, as he was beat by Canha.

Chris Bassitt – 4 IP, 0 ER, as he went 66 pitches. Love me some Bassitt, and am hoping he can go more innings next time. C’mon, Bassitt, I need you to sniff at least 85 *itches.

Kyle Tucker – 0-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st steal. Glad to see Tucker play. I was going to suggest him and Garrett Hampson start their own team. They’d have more players than the Marlins.

Alex Bregman – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Jose Altuve (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) also hit his 1st homer. After the game, a garbage can dressed as a cutout fan snuck out a side door.

Roberto Osuna – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save. Pressly’s saves have left the building.

Evan White – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. He hit a bomb like one of Princess Di’s Corgis, but let’s not forget who made your team popular, White. It was Sweet Lew, who had a two-hit night, because he’s Sweet and he’s Lew.

Gregory Polanco – 0-for-3 as he returned from the IL. It is really all over the place how long guys with Covid are out. Feels like Polanco was out just over a week. Yes, I’m saying this to put this into the universe for Juan Soto.

Colin Moran – 2-for-4 and his 2nd and 3rd homer, and three homers in two games andHot schmotato alert!

Adrian Houser – 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 4 Ks. Feels silly to say so early that you don’t need to draft top pitching, just like I always tell you, but there is no early this year, so it’s fine. How ya think my staffs of Houser, Paddack, Bauer, and Lynn are doing? Still think I needed Verlander? Scherzer? Snell? Strasburg? I swear, people forget this nonsense the moment the season ends.

Corey Kluber – Out for four weeks with a Grade 2 strain of his teres major muscle. Won’t say I told you so, but *opens trench coat, written on chest it reads, “I told you so”* You can lose Kluber in most leagues, since he likely won’t be back this year, even if four weeks puts him on target for around September 1st. Replacing him in the rotation is Kolby M. Allard. What the duck!

Michael Fulmer – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER. Fulmer was supposed to go one inning. Who is the worst manager and why isn’t it Matheny?

Victor Reyes – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 1st homer, and stole a base the game before. I’m between Reyes being a hot schmotato or a cyclops with a monocle. Like a teamster smoking a cigarette, I’m leaning on the latter, but I’m intrigued, y’all!

JaCoby Jones – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Why do I feel like no matter what I say about Tigers hitters you’ll never pick them up? Nod if so, and shake your head if no. Was that a nod or a shake? I ask because I can’t see you.

Maikel Franco – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. He took Fulmer and Burrows deep, but didn’t touch Funkhouser, so my enthusiasm is curbed.

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. To Whit, a home run.

Trent Grisham – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. My love for Grisham is no mystery.

Joey Lucchesi – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 Ks. What a garbage start from Joey Lucchesi of the Pasta Fagioli Crime Family.

Luke Weaver – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER. Hey, Lucchesi, I see your garbage, and raise you a turd.

Tyler Glasnow – 4 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks. He went K-Put, but looked great. Something Podcast Ralph and I discuss on today’s show coming later today is how an under-told story of the early going is Covid isn’t the only thing stopping players. Having little time to get ready for the season is also an issue, and we seeing it with a lot of 4-5 IP starts.

Hunter Renfroe – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. Renfroe! Or as Scooby Doo would say, “Renfroe!” He would also say hot schmotato, if he was available in your league.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

Jose Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Finally, Jose Martinez found a league with the DH! Oh, wait.

Mike Foltynewicz – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, and he was DFA’d. You know your team has some staff depth when you’re DFA’ing someone in a pandemic. I really like Kyle Wright, and, as the Braves’ 5th starter, this gives him a little more breathing room. Might mean Jhoulys Chacin, Josh Tomlin or Touki Toussaint get some looks.

Dansby Swanson – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. He was a sleeper back in…December? Maybe, I don’t remember, if being honest. But I loved him all draft season. All 10 months of it. He was such great value.

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 0 hits, 1 walk, 1 K. Zero hits and one K is called the Circle K, as in OK.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-2, 3 runs and his 3rd homer. HR to the Izzo!

Craig Kimbrel – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 walks. Solid Hold, huh? Kimbrel’s been broke for years. Not sure what happened to him, but he’s been bad for two years. He thought shaving his beard would make a difference. Guess what, Kimbs? It’s The Art of Shaving, not Saving. Jeremy Jeffress bailed him out for the save yesterday, and I’m sure David Ross will try Kimbrel again, but I can’t guarantee the outcome will be better.

Nate PearsonJays plan on starting Pearson on Wednesday in Washington. As John Wayne once said to a mechanical horse in front of grocery store, giddy up! I’ve already given you a Nate Pearson sleeper from during the shutdown, and have mentioned him in two straight Buy columns, and what you waiting for?

Ken Giles – Hit the IL with elbow soreness. Sounds like he might be done for the year, but we (I) don’t know yet, so you can hold for final word. His replacement is Anthony Bass. “The talking fish on my office wall?” That’s you being confused.

Danny Jansen – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Goodbye (insert catcher name I own), and hello, Danny Jansen!

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-5 and his 1st and 2nd homer. If I told you anymore how much I liked Teoscar I’d win an Oscar for Liking Teoscar.

Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Is it me or do you see his last name and start singing Billy Joel, “Tellez, about it, Tellez everything you feel?” Okay, maybe it’s me.

Reynaldo Lopez – Hit the IL with a shoulder strain. In a far off galaxy, Rey-Lo is fan art of Rey and Kylo Ren. In this galaxy, he’s droppable.

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks. Streamonator hated this start, and his next one, and I agree with SON, even if this start was good. Ain’t got the pants nuggets to be starting Wacha.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Albombso!

Michael Conforto – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Excellent, but, wow, the Red Sox pitching is some sad sauce.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Mitch don’t kill my vibe!

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Ony half as many homers as Moreland. Welp, it’s still early. Tricked ya! There is no early this year! Get your head out of your tuhkis! Sounds like Jackie Mason is guest-blogging.

Josh Osich – 2 IP, 2 ER. Nice starter, Red Sox! Following him in the game was Jeffrey Springs. Who? Beats me. In the box score, it said Osich Springs and it sounds like a resort in Arkansas. “People get to second base with their cousin at Osich Springs!” Unfortunately for the Red Sox, the Mets got a lot farther.

 
  1. russowl says:
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    Austin Riley ,Willie Calhoun or Teoscar?

    Need 3 out of Di Di, Teoscar, Austin Riley ,Kevin Newman, Ian Happ

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Calhoun, Didi, Newman, Happ for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

      Teoscar, Riley, Didi

  2. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    WAS just really likes feet dragging when their best hitters are out. last year and the year before that with rendon rather than just DL’ing him they’d wait 0-12 days numerous times. now we got reportedly soto doing not only numerous non MLB approved negative tests and his first MLB approved negative test back on friday. he’d have to do a 2nd one in anytime over 24 hours, so some mix of:
    1. for some reason it takes more than 24 hours to get another test (or say 3 times that length, as it’s been)
    2. he’s pulling the positive/negative (numerous of these supposedly)/positive deal.
    3. WAS is bad at paperwork or scheduling stuff

    10 team redraft h2h where we draft 3 real life hitting and pitching teams in march, and from that date nobody moves for our purposes, except first signings (so if puig signs he’s property of that hitting team rest of the year). we can make our own trades. this year we’re roto from the shortened season (max 625 innings). usually if h2h there are 8 moves per week and you stream your own rosters, with roto and games/innings limits no moves maxes, and never waivers anyway as nobody else can obtain your own players. OPS/hits/total bases added, OBP over AVG, QS, K/9.
    i got: hitting: MIN, SD, KC
    pitching: NYM, SD, PIT
    so optimally it looks like this:
    C (2): garver, salvy
    1B (2): hosmer (or myers), sano
    2B (2): whit, arraez
    SS (2): mondesi, tatis
    3B (2): machado, son of donald
    LF (1): pham
    CF (1): kepler (RF)
    RF (1): rosario (LF)
    OF (3): soler (RF), grisham (all OF), myers (1B/LF/CF)
    util (1): cruz
    SP (best of NYM/PIT/SD but i stream them all): musgrove, keller, matz, degrom, richards, paddack, lamet

    so i got j.polanco who can’t ever play. trying to trade him for SP or 1B upgrades. i can get one of darvish/l.castillo/s.gray/bauer for j.polanco + one of matz/keller/musgrove.

    1. do this, and if so which of mine for which of his, he seems amenable to any on both sides. if mondesi or tatis got hurt i’d have to go with one of marwin (when he plays), nicky lopez, franco (and h.dozier when he’s back at 3B would work fine).

    2. for a completely separate league, 12 team dynasty, j.polanco or hungry man dinners (swanson). OPS.

    • Cram It says:
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      Sometimes, I just skip to the end with these. So for 2. Swanson.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. You can get Castillo for Polanco/Matz? Then take it

      2. Swanson

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        1. not 100% sure but that owner, after i said i’d take one of darvish/CIN guys for j.polanco + one of my pitchers worse than that group, he came back with one of keller/matz. in case he changes to NOT castillo any others of that group doable here (i’m thinking probably yes)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  3. Leon says:
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    16 man dynasty. Got offered $5 houser for $11 ryu. Thoughts.
    Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d take Houser.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  4. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    What a report!

    a. Dropped Pressly for Bass. We’ll see how that goes. I didn’t get yesterday’s save so he’ll most likely Frank the Tank it for me. Thanks for suggesting him! Was thinking about Jeffress, then I thought about Jeffry from the fresh prince of belair and then I passed out. Jeffress could be the man in CHC though, right?

    b. I guess I spoke too much smack talk about Cespedes (DNP yesterday) and Cron (0/4) on how they were going to pummel the opposing LHP. I blame Hittertron. But now I’ll stop smack talking online and keep it too myself.

    c. MLB quote of the day for July 28, 2020.

    ‘White stood upon the left of the fence at one end so that his hand could not possibly pass beyond the straight line, and pitched the ball so that it passed to the right of the middle post. This it did by three or four inches, but curved so much that it passed the third post a half foot to the left.’ [The makings of the first curve ball.]

    William Henry ‘Whoop-La’ White. Seriously white as the name and surname suggest, he still holds some MLB records.

    1. complete games pitched in a season, (75CG in 1879)
    2. games started in a season, (75GS in 1879)
    3. innings pitched in a season, (680 IP in 1879)
    4. batters faced in a season, (2960 BF in 1879)

    Also he had three 40-win seasons and one 40-loss season! For the 1882 and 1883 seasons he went 83-34 with a 1.84 ERA.

    His 162-game average…

    19-14, 2.28 ERA, 34 GS, 33 CG (97%), 299 IP, 291 H, 156 R, 76 ER, 42 BB, 88 K, 121 ERA+, 2.98 FIP.

    Per the quote, he was the master of the curve ball and probably what people who came after him used.

    It was a different era. In 1884, he had 52 CG pitched yet he ONLY ranked 5th in the league! His 1879 season was his best with a 9.1 WAR ranking, wasn’t a great pitcher but he was the first to wear glasses on the field for his entire career.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Hold Bass

      B. Damn

      C. Was a good era to punt SPs in fantasy

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        a. Will hold Bass, but if you’ve ever held one you’ll know they are very slippery!

        b. The year White lost 40+ games, he started and completed 52 (!!!) but his team only batted 0.224, that’s right team batting average for the year for that team his team was 0.224! League average was about 0.255 or something he suffered from lack of run support. So, maybe it was a good era to punt fantasy baseball altogether.

        c. Got to do something to shore my pitching. I’ll just wait for better opportunities for my pitchers but things are not looking too rosy for the next 7-10 days. Most pitchers are in that ‘tread lightly’ or ‘absolutely do not start’ category, like some pitchers this week are going to Coors – not gonna happen on my team. I already dropped Robbie Ray – he was 99.4% owned in my league!! He made waivers, no one wants him. His next start is not a good one according to SON and in SON I trust.

        d. I’m going to start Pearson and Howard. Pray for me!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Yup

          B. Haha, so crazy!

          C. I hear ya

          D. I am too!

  5. Lubes says:
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    10 team h2h redraft. Franmil and Luzardo both just dropped by a team getting a little to streamer-happy. $100 FAAB- what’s my bid for these guys? Honestly most years there are so few guys on waivers I almost never have to bid, but hey, happy pandemic.

    For my drops- either d hudson or holland for luzardo. Likely joc for franmil. (Other options would be Lewis, Lowe, da Santana)

    Thoughts? Thanks
    Thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Streamer-happy is probably the play in 10 team redraft this year.

      You know your league best…maybe $10 for Franmil, $5 for Luzardo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo is a MR or won’t throw 5, so not sure how much he does…I’d prolly go to like $35 for Franmil

  6. Ellis says:
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    Red Sox playing for last place, maybe worst rotation ever, could be a great strategy in a 60 game season but really painful, next up their stopper: Matt Hall, who are these guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know!

  7. Taylor Sims says:
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    Molina, Suzuki, Narvaez, R.Perez, Jansen, Maldonado, Zunino, J. McCann?

    > pick 1

    or should I stream them based on schedule?

    • Cram It says:
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      Whoever is hitting.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Narvaez for me but also agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  8. LOLmets says:
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    I bet the A’s yesterday so I watched the whole game. Shocking how bad Ohtani looked in his at bats. There’s bad at bats and then there’s the swing Ohtani was making. He looks like the kid from rookie of the year- he honestly swung after the ball was already in the catchers glove. Maybe he had his talent stolen by the Monsters in Space Jam? Unsure but somethings not right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I can’t watch bc I’m blacked out, but he might be super rusty hitting after trying so hard to pitch this year

  9. Hepcat13 says:
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    Yahoo 5×5 12 team H2H

    I know how you feel about catchers, but this is such an odd season…drop C. Kelley for Jansen? Or drop Berti and try to trade Kelley for RP? Or hold Kelley for wait and see?

    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!
    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Jansen over Kelly is fine. Wouldn’t bother trying to trade him there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

      Agree with DT

  10. Matty says:
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    Leave it up to Florida to blow up the whole thing for everyone. Since it’s the Marlins ruining it we can disregard how bad of a plan this was to begin with.
    That being said, will there be a real baseball performance difference between the Marlins and their Taxi Squad?
    Hopefully this means we’ll get to see some interesting prospects a few days before service time would usually allow- that would be a bit of satisfying comeuppance for the teams who (presumably) did a lousy job with virus management.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We might get to see some Marlins prospects, they have a lot of interesting ones

      • Don't be a Hader says:
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        If the Marlins didn’t play another game…would anyone notice?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I said the other day, let Marlins and O’s duel for 60 games

  11. Scott says:
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    awesome to have these back…

    who to drop in a OBP dynasty league? david peralta, shin shoo choo, or colin moran?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Moran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      You have to lose one? Why? I guess Moran but he’s so hot

  12. Tom says:
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    Need to pick up a SP. The following are available:

    Tyler Chatwood, Kyle Wright, Spencer Howard, Brady Singer, Griffin Canning

    Thoughts? Suggestions? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Canning for me

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Chatwood(looked great and next start vs Bucs), Howard, Canning in that order for me

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Canning or Kyle Wright for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with ‘whip

  13. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Grey!

    Drop Who to add Swanson ?
    – Voit
    – G Richards
    – Britton
    – Ohtani

    • NUX says:
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      Over Voit if he is a bench bat. Otherwise, prob over Garrett Richards. I love Richards this year but it sounds like he is your 6th starter or something. You can prob grab him later or something similar if you need to turn back to pitching.

      • Johnny Be Good says:
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        Yea, Voit or Swanson would be used in my 2nd utility spot.

        My pitching is suspect. Other than Bauer & Darvish, I Have Ohtani, Kluber, Gallen, Urias…so not sure I can drop Richards…

        • Johnny Be Good says:
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          And Already dropped Kluber for Bass…

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Nux

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

  14. NUX says:
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    I been streaming batty calls based off the HT recommendations since Friday.

    My hits over the last few days include dingers from Rowdy Tellez, Moreland, Pillar. And then Souza had that RBI double yesterday too. Don’t know how he does it, that bot is amazing. Consider this my yearly testimonial. Them tools work wonders!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  15. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    You starting C-Mart @ MIN tonight?

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      I am *crosses fingers* he has track record of being an ace so i’m going to start him until he shows me he’s not. After all, Kuechel held them back.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Nope

    • Cram It says:
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      Agree with DT. Like is he even going to pitch 4 innings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with ‘whip

  16. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey!!!

    So, I am so hungry for baseball, and so excited about Carlos Martinez in the rotation that I am tempted to roll him out today @MIN. But SoN HATES it (-$34.9), and I could have told you this was not a good matchup without help from the robot. Thoughts.

    Also. Lurrrves.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Resist the temptation

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

      Lurves!

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Wow. My two best sources of advice on the matter split.

        At least we can all agree to be handsome!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, yes

          • sportivetricks says:
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            Welp. That was fun.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wha’ happened?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, the C-Mart start — welp, yeah

  17. Will says:
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    Weaver and Dk Hudson crapped the bed this week (although not as bad as Kimbrel). Hold onto Weaver and DH or move on?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Move on unless its a really deep league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Hudson

  18. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have two questions.

    1)I am interested in picking up Jackie Bradley, Jr. i know you said that I should not pick him, buyt he is off to a flying start while Profar is hitting .091 after 4 games. would you drop Profar for him?

    2) would you drop Kimbrel for Joakim Soria?

    thanks as always

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      also 3) would you drop Michael Fulmer for Zach Godley?

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      Also Anthony Bass is available.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) meh, sure
      2) nah
      3) Bass

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        im not sure if Kimbrel has lost something because he looked horrible last night. his fastball was 96-97 mph but had no location.
        1) is it time to cut Kimbrel and pick up either Jeffress or Soria or Bass?
        2) would you drop Michael Fulmer for Zach Godley?
        3) you gave me two different answers about dropping Profar for JBJ? First you said Meh, then you said sure. which one LOL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey, so if i am reading it correctly

        1) cut Profar for JBJ
        2) do not cut Kimbrel for soria. Would you drop Kimbrel for either Bass, Jeffress or Holland
        3) Would you drop fulmer for godley?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Sure
          2. No
          3. Yes

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok thanks. do you think he will right the ship, or will Kimbrel get worse as the season goes on?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prolly not, but maybe

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                so what could I ask for in exchange Kimbrel?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Maybe injured pitcher? Odorizzi? Aroldis?

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Grey I need a SS. Didi is not playing untikl I dont know when, and Bichette is hurt. these are my choices:

                    Peraza
                    Brandon Crawford
                    Arcia
                    Iglesias

                    Who should I pick up if anyone?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Peraza is leading off

  19. DonnieB says:
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    Bass or Holland as new closer? Dump McCutch for Happ yet? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Holland and Happ for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bass, Happ

  20. Perfect Game says:
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    Votto or Vlad for this year only standard roto?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Vlad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Lose Urshela for Renfroe or Swanson?

    Is Joc over Renfroe and Swanson?

    thanks grey!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      i’d drop urshela for swanson

      Joc/renfroe is tomato/tomato

    • Homer's got the Runs says:
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      I am very high on Swanson. Check out his first half stats last year before injury. He is the easy pick over the others. Loaded lineup with ability to help in homeruns and steals.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Swanson and Refroe for me but agree with Coolwhip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with ‘whip

  22. scoboticus says:
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    I need a uRP and I’m all out of cola.

    Keep Pressley as backup or drop for Jeffress, another backup?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Jeffress

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. Jason Murray says:
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    Would you move Darvish for Corey Seager in a 10-team H2H keeper? I’m leaning toward the daily offensive numbers in this short season and the age difference in future years, but I understand pitching is valuable. I have some young SP arms as keepers also. Thanks!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      I’d want more for Darvish if you really want to move him.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take Seager, seems like he’s turned a corner

    • Homer's got the Runs says:
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      Who are your other pitchers? Who is the present SS? Darvish is normally drafted much higher than Seager so not sure value is there. Roster construction is important here. What other pitchers does the other owner have. I would be looking for an upgrade elsewhere if possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with ‘whip

  24. hustla says:
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    Drop Pressly for Gott, Davis or Bass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bass

  25. Harley Earl says:
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    “Pressly’s saves have left the building.” … I see what you did there. Hahhahahaaaa!!!

    Very nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks

  26. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning Grey!

    an owner in my league decided to cut like 1/3 of his team this morning for some hot schmotatos which could potentially afford me some nice pickups.

    Who (if any) of the below would you add & which players on my team should I be dropping for them:
    12-team, 6×6, Roto redraft league

    Players available:

    – Robbie Ray
    – Caleb Smith
    – Mallex Smith
    – M. Chavis
    – Austin RIley

    My squad:
    c: Contreras
    1b: Bellinger
    2b: K. Marte
    3b: Sano
    ss: Villar
    if: Correa
    of: Judge, Kyle Lewis, Pederson
    utl: Akiyama
    bn: Kyle Tucker
    Na: Adell

    sp: Bieber, Berrios, Urias, Carlos Martinez, G. Marquez, Burnes, Canning, Howard, Cease, Valdez
    rp: Hader, Workman, Doolittle, Wade Davis

    Thank you as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray over Framber….Riley over Shogo

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks as always.

        as a side note, any chance you’re starting any of the below today:

        – Carlos Martinez @MIN
        – Cease @ CLE
        Framber v. LAD (claim won’t process until tomorrow)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, all

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            thanks again for the input.

            SON hates all 3 (-$34.5, -$18.9, & -$14.2 respectively) so wanted to get your take.

            Appreciate it as always!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Problem is no one may go 5+ IP, or even 5

  27. John N says:
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    5×5 roto

    Decided to bench Stanton this week. Start Calhoun or Pollock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

  28. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Hello grey! Hope you and yours are covid-free

    How much of $100 FAAB would you bid on jeffress?
    I lost out on Bass he went for $16 I’m thinking $20ish to be safe. I only drafted Hand/Lugo it’s a 16tm league a lot of closers were kept and j.jiminez went for $24 @auction. Insanity.
    I have a great team just need another closer currently 2nd place.

    That was my last dance with Weaver. I thought he found it last yr. He was a straight drop in my 12tm lg after that shiteshow yesterday.
    Thoughts and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey man, good to see you!

      Hmm…I guess $21

  29. Hugman says:
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    Yo Grey, what’s shakin’?!
    So the Reds are gonna make us wait for Jesse Winker to hit .200 for half the season before they actually let Akiyama lead off against righties, aren’t they?
    I need starting pitching and I’m not sure if I can wait this out. What say you? Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yo, man, what’s going on?

      I hope Shogo gets dem everyday ABs but who knows

  30. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Saw this on Fangraphs:

    Zachary Binney, PhD
    @zbinney_NFLinj
    …this is absolutely insane.

    This is, if possible, the literal stupidest possible plan.

    You have a raging outbreak, anyone in the Marlins traveling party could be infected regardless of how their tests come back. So by all means, just bring that on the road to Baltimore!

    I gotta believe if this happened in NY, LA or WAS, they would stop for two weeks and see where it goes. They are taking a huge risk with peoples lives, all in the name of, well you know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s he a doctor in? Philosophy?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Common sense?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  31. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    What is wrong with Acuna? He K’s almost every other AB and looks lost. I don’t think he hit well in spring and summer camp either.

    Would you sit him in favor of someone who is hitting right now until we see signs of him coming out of this? In a short season like this I think about going with the hot bats instead of the name.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s been what 4? 5 games?

  32. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    NO, you know the minute you bench him he is gonna go off. It always happens..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course!

  33. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Awesome as usual. Team is off to a slow start in roto… mostly in SAGNOF and ratios.

    10 team, 5×5 categories

    C: Garver
    1B: Olson
    2B: Villar
    3B: Donaldson
    SS: Bogaerts
    CI: Austin Riley
    MI: Brandon Lowe
    OF: Acuna
    OF: Harper
    OF: JD Martinez
    OF: Kyle Lewis
    UTIL: Willie Calhoun
    UTIL: Trent Grisham
    BN: Austin Riley
    DL: Hunter Dozier, Yordan Alvarez
    NA: Madrigal

    SP: Giolito, Darvish, Houser, Lamet, Heaney, Wheeler, Matz
    RP: Jansen, Kimbrel, Kennedy, Melancon, Gott
    IL: Odorizzi

    Questions:
    1) Kimbrel looked terrible last night! I was thinking of grabbing Jeffries, but not sure which pitcher I should drop. It would probably have to be Gott, but I really need saves right now. I was thinking wait and see how Kimbrel does next outing, and grab Jeffries immediately if he implodes? Thoughts?

    2) The following bats are on waivers, do you make any moves or hold?
    -Hunter Renfroe
    -Teoscar Hernandez
    -Garrett Hampson
    -Aquino
    -Luis Arraez
    -Wil Myers
    -Evan White
    -Jose Peraza

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold
      2. No one to drop

      • Sandman says:
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        I realize I listed Austin Riley twice, one of those should be corrected to Christian Walker. Still nobody to drop? Thank you again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No one really, no

  34. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Based on how short these early season starts are going, assuming we have a full season, seems like SP streamer bullets are better spend in the second half of the season after guys are stretched out (in leagues with a cap on season moves)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe, if we get there — WHEE!

  35. Marv says:
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    Grey,

    Pick one from each list:
    Lacking in Power but do like the multi position and pop to AVG Fletcher brings. I assume for list #1 you’ll say Teoscar but hes on waivers and I put a clami in but might not get him, so I guess who are your top 2 from list #1

    #1. C. Moran, D, Fletcher, T. Hernandez, C.J. Cron, W. Adames, T. Grisham, C. Hernandez, JBJ

    #2 J. Urquidy, B. Singer, C. Bassit, D. Ceasee, J. Means, S. Turnbull

    Thanks bud,

    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

      Depends on matchups — Bassitt

  36. The Great Knoche says:
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    Solid title Rudy. Loved Pressly comment also. You should try that at the end of a pert draft sometime.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  37. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Need fill in bench bats…pick 2 from Moran, Aquino, G. Polanco, Moreland, Solak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moran, Moreland

  38. Dave D says:
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    Wow, time for the Marlins to implode. Not that any of us would be too heavily invested in them, but its a good reminder in the FBB investment world to always diversify ones portfolio!

    With word of Phillies nixing travel plans to Miami, its a wonder what MLB will do. Looks like Marlins may be the new Harlem Globetrotters. A traveling road show. Who then is Meadowlark Lemon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Magneuris Sierra, of course!

      • Dave D says:
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        Haha. Good posterboy!

        I wonder what happens if no Phillies test positive. It would seem to back the argument that COVID is passed indoors mostly and much less likely outdoors. Maybe ban clubhouses and have players sit in the stands or bullpen or something.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t know…Also makes no sense that Juan Soto has tested negative six times, followed by six positive tests

          • Dave D says:
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            Yeah. It would seem no matter how you slice it Soto’s tests are 50% wrong. Not a comforting thought whether false positive or false negative, and 50% accuracy is not a good benchmark for decision making.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No, it’s not

  39. Jaco says:
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    Grey!! Long time no see—

    So fantasy was an after thought for me this yr with all the madness, so I drafted a casual yahoo auction 5×5 rotisserie and created a pretty crappy team! Whoops!

    I blinked and the bats dried up. The drafting software kinda glitched so I missed out on my beloved FTJ (remember when he was a dollar last year…good times) and Trev-dog Story.

    Long story short can you help me shore up my embarrassing outfield and 2nd base?

    Was thinking of grabbing Madrigal for 2nd because at least it’ll be fun to watch him…Kingery is great n all but I just don’t like staring at him as my starting 2B haha. Would prefer to use him as utility guy

    Here is my team and available FAs

    C- Willson Contreras
    1B – Olson
    2B – Kingery
    SS – Baez
    3B – Machado
    OF – Ozuna
    OF – Joc Pederson
    OF – Willie Calhoun
    UT – Eugenio Suarez
    UT – Mark Canha
    B – Austin Riley
    B – GGOATOAT

    SP- Giolito
    SP- Paddack
    SP – Luis Castillo
    SP – Dinelson Lamet
    SP- Gallen
    SP – Houser
    RP – Hans
    RP – Kenley Jansen
    RP – Leclerc
    RP – Knebel
    RP – Pomeranz

    Free Agents – Madrigal, Choi, Chris Taylor, Kike, Adell, Grisham, jacoby, Chris Moran, Votto, Andujar

    Also, should I drop someone for Treinen…I feel like yes

    Thanks Grey!! Stay safe out there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto, Moran over Aquino and Canha

      Forget Treinen

      • Jaco says:
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        Boy that was 70 grade speed reply time

        And thanks!!

        So leave that dart Madrigal by the Greyside?

        Also—first time in a FAAB league, 100$ budget..how much should I put in for Votto and Moran?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For now

          $3-6-ish

  40. Jaco says:
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    *Hands is Hand and Choi is Choo. My bad (autocorrects bad)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hands…touching Hands…

      • Jaco says:
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        Reaching out….for adviiice…

  41. lg baseball says:
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    Great write-up Grey!

    A couple quick questions. 10 team keeper H2H:

    1) Jansen over W. Smith?

    2) Swanson over Madrigal?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes
      2 Yes

  42. Travis Hafner says:
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    Trying to stash a bunch of RP to get saves by random chance at this point.

    Need to drop one- Gott, Watson, Burdi, Holland, Jeffres

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gott

  43. Blergball says:
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    12-team H2H 6×6 OPS/QS. Badly need pitching and was offered deGrom/Conforto for Story/Matt Olson. Have Abreu and Tim Anderson to fill in at 1B and SS if need be. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems ok

  44. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    What has become of Baby Seal? The man of many words!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s trying out for the Marlins

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        LMAO. Marlins certainly need warm bodies..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The problem is they have too many warm bodies

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            True. MLB rumours have Marlins on pause until Monday. Pause?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I know

          • The Harrow says:
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            i love these speculative reports that MIA can’t “field an MLB ready team”. yeah ok, they can’t start m.harrison, j.sanchez, sixto, ed cab and others, really. what would be the most hilarious thing ever is they DO move all their best prospects up for playing time for like a week, they do WELL, then when all the others come back from corona they send them right back down and they turn back into MIA again. best service time joke ever.

            • Malicious Phenoms says:
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              Service time has always been bad for MLB. For this year I say waive it and let teams play whoever they want and in the Marlins mess, need.

              • The Harrow says:
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                of course, the MLBPA shouldn’t have ever signed off on anything like that, short term greed and/or stupidity wins all in their case mostly all the time over long term player rights.

  45. Will says:
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    Buxton back in the lineup today. “immediately activates, reaches for kryptonite shield”

    I just can’t help myself, lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  46. erad says:
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    Flush with saves out of the gate – Hendricks, Osuna, Robles, Jimenez, Britton

    Last in RBIs

    Osuna for Eddie Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade? Sure

  47. Dan says:
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    Conforto &. Maeda for Clevinger. Is that paying too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  48. leon says:
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    Verdugo($9) for Loudes Gurriel jr($15) deep 16 man dynasty? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  49. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    1. Andujar worth holding in a 12-er? Grisham, Jose Martinez, Kyle Seager available.

    2. Drop Helsley, Betances, or Folty, for Daniel Hudson or hold?

    • Papa Jean Segura says:
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      Greg Holland also avail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d go Grisham
      2. Folty, Helsley shouldn’t be on your team

  50. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Grey! Marlins are getting shuffled ???

    The hot catcher carousel is going to drive me mad.

    You think solak is going to get playing time seriously slashed with Calhoun back on the scene? I guess the better question is if you think solak is going to get it together with the bat.

    Ji-man Choi a sleeper option over Dannys Antana at 1B in points. I can’t trust Cash….

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      Jansen or Sean Murphy??? Had to ask, sorry

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Choi

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Thank you, solak or Evan white? Pts league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          White

          • johnnyhobbes says:
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            Thank you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  51. prestige says:
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    Start or sit C-Mart @Twins today? 12 teamer, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting

  52. prestige says:
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    Looking for a W: Do you have a favorite of these? SON pretty lukewarm on all

    Gibson home vs Dbacks (Kelly)
    Chirinos home vs Braves (wright)
    Mengden home vs Rockies (Sentzatela)

    • The Harrow says:
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      gibson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson

  53. LenFuego says:
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    Is “pants nuggets” new, or have you used that before? It seems like it has to be a part of the Grey canon, but I do not recall seeing it before and I laughed so much I have a hard time believing I would not have noticed it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, don’t think I’ve used it before

      • LenFuego says:
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        You have to love that after however many years you have been doing this, you can still come up with new nicknames for testicles!

        For instance, I don’t think I have seen you use “flesh bells” before, either.

        Keep up the good work!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha thanks!

  54. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    brocktune already being jerked around, they def need to get something named p.evans at 3B so that moran can DH while also playing heredia and c.tucker over him at the OF CI’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but I also don’t think much of Brocktune anymore, so whatever

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        yeah, only own him in 2 deep dynasties and NL only.

  55. Weird Fishes says:
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    Alex Wood on the 10-day DL with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. 10-team NL only league. Drop Wood to stream Voth tonight?

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      yep. although i hope you aren’t in league with no DL slots this year. likely just short ones (less than max in yahoo counts as short this year, espn has 8 max).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  56. Jason says:
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    Anderson or Swanson at SS in an OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  57. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    mikolas, HAHAHAHAHA. now we find out why he was left for the 5th game, he clearly had some issue (that STL refused to report, waited until the day before, same obfuscating b.s. they’ve been pulling for years) last week that didn’t get reported till now. it’s the exact same one he had back in march too. so he pitched through it, going off the lesson taught by wainwrong most of the last 5ish years, when injured, pretend you aren’t until it’s completely obvious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should’ve been examined in the 5 months of the shutdown

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        yeah, like wainwrong he probably said he felt fine and it wasn’t structural. it’s of course also possible he actually got “better” then reactivated it last week in his last start or some other practice reps. but this sure as shit sounds like an injured dude, who pushed himself to come back too early (and lied about how he wasn’t injured anymore), clearly STL knew something was off when they set their rotation (hudson over him makes no sense in any way, UNLESS it was just “well PIT sucks so hard we’ll save mikolas for MIN”)

        i’m sure he was examined. he pitched in the summer camp games (all of them)

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      should be gomber, but watch out kim owners (assuming you want him to get saves), gallegos back today too, another easy option is to just shove kim back to the SP job he wanted anyway, gallegos back to closer. also grey, IF STL immediately moves kim to SP and gallegos to closer hanley road earl’s comment to you about kim: “But you’re all sour over there in the corner like a teenage girl who got jilted at prom for someone prettier. So now you’re just going to pout since you were wrong. LOL”

      that comment will look esp funny, as he would’ve held the role for a few days, 1 bad save included.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, could see that for Kim too

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          should be gomber, but sounds like poncedeleon, who’s far worse. fountain of aluminum down that route, not gold.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah it’s Ponce

  58. Brett says:
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    Last outfield spot Riley or Bryan Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  59. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Watchin Indians v Whitesox and I just cant with some of the faces on the cardboard fans..Hilarious!

    Also they need to ditch the background noise, ridiculous. Just play baseball songs,in the back ground.

  60. rhodyballer says:
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    SAGNOF for days…

    Gott, Watson, Burdi, Holland, Jeffress, Davis, Bass, Kintzler, Doolittle, W. Smith, Knebel, Bradley

    Pick 4 por favor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley, Bass, Davis, Burdi

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        drat i had one wrong, doolittle did suck (and this why we aren’t dropping hudson anywhere), burdi has kicked ass. i threw him out since kela’s only corona and no symptoms but hasn’t been able to pass tests either so that makes sense. also PIT is quite awful is why i left dootlittle in there (tucker and somebody named p.evans starting daily, plus heredia/serial kiler j.r. murphy plus their pitching staff)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, could’ve went a dozen ways with that list

  61. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    doolittle, bradly, bass, w.davis (however, w.smith moves into these 4 if melancon doesn’t play or get good news quite soon). knebel at the bottom of these, he was used (and didn’t do well) in an earlier inning most recently, while phelps had arguably the best RP performance (for 2 innings in extras) after hader had been used. kintzler/gott/burdi are also closest to overtaking wade if he sucks again soon (which he probably will). see how i line up with grey here (maybe not at all)

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      oops, kintzler behind gott/burdi as MIA won’t play for at least 6 days, and if you have this many options you have no reason to f with him now.

  62. chris pierce says:
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    Drop yoenis Mercado W Calhoun for civale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

  63. Curious George says:
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    Drop Khris Davis for Spencer Howard or hold (my league isn’t super heavy on prospect hounds)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, depends on needs I guess

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      howard or pearson not being owned in any (non super shallow) league makes it closer to “no prospect hounds outside of maybe you” rathther than “not super heavy”. next thing we’ll hear carlson isn’t owned.

  64. rhodyballer says:
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    Grab Teoscar for Mercado or Braun? Hicks available too.

    Grazi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

  65. jnienow says:
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    Randy ” macho Man” trademark “OH YEA” was originated by Pampero Firpo, the wild bull of the Pampas! Google it! Good day sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? That’s awesome! Haha

  66. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey,

    thoughts on Nate Pearson? He appears to have 2 starts next week. I was thinking of picking up German Marquez. Should I take Pearson instead? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Pearson

  67. uncle ernie says:
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    Hey Grey. I have an extra outfielder and looking to trade either Castellanos or Laureano for Paddack. Fair trade? and which one do I trade. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  68. Moonraker7 says:
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    Would you trade Freeman and K. Marte for Yelich? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Moonraker7 says:
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        Thanks Grey, I need an outside pair of eyes sometimes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  69. Stat Man says:
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    Weird that Luis Robert doesn’t show up as an option in the trade analyzer now. Tried it several times today and correct spelling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll ping Rudy

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fixed

  70. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Currently have no 2B because of Villar. Thank you Miami.

    I’m hoping he returns to action soon. I have Grisham, Riley, Christian Walker, willie Calhoun at the end of my bench/UTIL

    Do you drop any to add Moran? Or hold? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does Moran have 2B elig?

      • Sandman says:
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        Yup 2B/3B

        Here’s my team for reference:
        10 team, 5×5 categories

        C: Garver
        1B: Olson
        2B: Villar
        3B: Donaldson
        SS: Bogaerts
        CI: Austin Riley
        MI: Brandon Lowe
        OF: Acuna
        OF: Harper
        OF: JD Martinez
        OF: Kyle Lewis
        UTIL: Willie Calhoun
        UTIL: Trent Grisham
        BN: Austin Riley
        DL: Hunter Dozier, Yordan Alvarez
        NA: Madrigal

        SP: Giolito, Darvish, Houser, Lamet, Heaney, Wheeler, Matz
        RP: Jansen, Kimbrel, Kennedy, Melancon, Gott
        IL: Odorizzi

        Thanks !

        • Sandman says:
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          I mentioned Austin Riley twice – one of them should be Christian Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Willie for Moran then

      • Sandman says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  71. Steve says:
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    Do you believe in Gallen? I have to drop someone to activate Pearson tomorrow…

    SP:
    Darvish
    Glasnow
    Berrios
    Gallen
    Hill
    May

    RP:
    Hand
    Doolittle
    Jimenez
    Britton

    Drop Gallen to activate Pearson?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Doolittle

  72. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    c’mon wittgren, cough this hold up so karinchak (and his 2 true outcome pitching, i guess he might hit some guy and it’s 3) can move up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha was rooting for same alas

  73. Dancin Homer says:
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    due to the COVID delays, Spencer Howard is no longer starting on Friday as PHI is going back to their normal rotation.

    Is he still worth holding onto in redraft leagues or safe to drop now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, still hold of you can, he won’t be far behind

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        my sentiments (ugh) exactly.

        better stash; MacKenzie Gore or Howard?

        • The Harrow says:
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          howard over gore (for this year, barely behind long term (re: prospect rankings far above))

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Howard

    • The Harrow says:
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      if V2 puts up anything CLOSE to last start (and maybe without) he’ll have that spot. all that changed is the top of their rotation moves back to starting again friday. he could be up like mon or tuesday now. we also haven’t seen how utterly awful arrieta could be yet.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        True

  74. Cohen says:
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    Grey, 13 team roto
    Looking for an extra spot to stream
    I think i have enough closers
    Whos the drop?
    Workman
    Kim
    Bass
    Kintzler
    Givens
    Kela(IL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kintzler

  75. Trader says:
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    Bundy v Sea (Marco) or Matz v RSox (Perez) or pass on both. Limited to 74 starts for the year.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

      • Trader says:
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        Ok, chance to redeem after the Ohtani call lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What call

          • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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            sounds like he’s giving you credit for otani’s start after numerous people asked if they should start him. yep, grey did it. you also made alonso do what he did last year of course so it’ll balance out. i’ll add the “haha” to make my comment here to seem that i believe any of this as much as his “lol” indicates he does about his.

            • Trader says:
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              Thanks for jumping with your excellent commentary Doc.

          • Trader says:
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            Starting him v A’s.

            I never blame anyone but myself btw. As owners, we hold the decision. I knew he struggled mightily with control issues coming into that game. As a consolation, I streamed Wood v Giants! Good times.

            • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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              oh i’ve got some nasty ERA/WHIPs in some leagues so far. the ones deep enough to have started kikuchi/wood/otani of course, but then there are the good ones: morton, paxton, darvish and i’m sure i’m forgetting a ton. i knew you were kidding on blaming grey (or you’re mildly insane at minimum)

              • Trader says:
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                Love the site for the comedy, clever references, and to learn about up and coming players. I find it hard enuf managing 24 guys much less giving out opinions on a thousand players as Grey does. But it is also fun to remind us all that it is a crapshoot. No one is all knowing. Being right 52% of the time is about right.
                I am really enjoying the past few years with SON. Good basketball mind, humble, roots for you. Now he is doing yeoman work with hardball too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I said for six months not to draft him

              • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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                who’s the basketball mind? grey did hate otani at ADP for sure and said it many times.

                • Trader says:
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                  SON is another writer on this site. He does a lot on basketball and also offers features on baseball. Check him out. You will enjoy him.

                  • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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                    OH! SON the person, i thought you meant streamonator (also known as SON for short by many), yeah i know him. can’t remember (although in not long i will be over there reading everything since feb), but i think he does football sometimes too, could be wrong.

  76. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    hey wright, if yr gonna get BABIP’d to death, don’t BB 3 guys first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah brutal

  77. William Hung says:
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    Trying to give good juju to both Mondesi and Suarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why, did something happen? Was eating dinner

      • William Hung says:
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        no just early season slumps – Suarez finally got a 2B in his final AB, while Mondesi doesn’t look great outside of that 2 hit game. Probably could include Alonso as well – Keith is saying Alonso is opening up too soon on his stance right now

  78. russowl says:
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    willie calhoun or max kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  79. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    pretty sure j.jimenez never had 3 good innings in a row. took that dude longer than soler to be any bit consistent.

  80. Jon says:
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    Which side in a dynasty league?

    Trea Turner ($15+5) + Meadows ($4+3)
    OR
    Betts ($25+5) + Jose Ramirez ($15+5)

    I’m the Betts owner, a couple of reasons I’m considering this: cost savings, I have the highest payroll in the league and going from $50 in 2021 to $27 would be big. The other is positionally, I’m overloaded at 3B but could use MI help so Turner would be a big get there. Meadows’ health is obviously a big question mark for me.

    I proposed this trade with Stanton instead of Betts and this is his counter. Thoughts?

  81. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey
    Are you grabbing Burdi or Jeffress for C.Smith?

    • The Harrow says:
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      c.smith vs 2 closers or at least possible closers? apples to oranges i’d think here. if you need a starter c.smith, burdi he’ll say if it’s between those 2 (burdi/jeffress) at least for now.

  82. LaRockakis says:
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    My FML, are you aware that Wolters has shaved his moosestache? He no longer bears a resemblance to you, my father.

    Press F in the chat to pay respects to Tony Wolters facial piece.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      hobbs linked it in his post from the 23rd.

  83. Jason says:
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    Drop Cespedes for Jose Martinez or Jacoby Jones?

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