Dodgers, Yankees and Padres should just divvy up the entire league and paper, rock, scissors the World Series.

“Paper beats rock.”
“Damn…Oh, man, did you have to bat flip your hand to rub it in? Don’t you know the unwritten rules of paper, rock, scissors?”

No matter how good the Yankees and Padres are, the Dodgers are Standard Oil. So, the full package for Max Scherzer and Trea Turner is:  Keibert Ruiz, RHPs Josiah Gray, Gerardo Carrillo; a bagel Larry King once took a bite of and put aside; fan meet ‘n greet with Rob Lowe, Hollywood Walk of Fame star of Mr. Ed; a good parking spot at Trader Joe’s, which seems impossible but whatever; a call from Tom Arnold about this “thing” and someone to intercept the call and jot down notes, and OF Donovan Casey. Let’s look at the Dodgers’ lineup once everyone is healthy:

Betts RF
T Turner 2B
Muncy 1B
J Turner 3B
Seager SS
Smith C
Bellinger CF
Pollock LF
Bench Barnes C, Pujols 1B, Taylor INF/OF, McKinstry INF/OF, McKinney OF/1B
Staff: Scherzer, Buehler, Kershaw, Urias, Price and Danny Duffy. Oh, eff off.

There’s a lot here, so let’s get on the other side of the anyway to break it down. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.76. Why…*sniffling*…are my tears…*sobbing, honking nose*…different colors from different eyes? This was the last time we saw Max Scherzer in a Nats jersey, and, I, for one, hate when people say, “I, for one,” and it’s grounds for a punch to the nose, but, I, for one, couldn’t care less Scherzer’s going to be in a new park or with a new team. Don’t get me wrong, I love Scherzer. Scherzer’s cool. The eyes, the heat, the shoving. But he’s going to be:  The eyes, the heat, the shoving on a new team too. And, well, I’m not a Nats fan, so who cares? In Dodger Stadium, Scherzer has been–It does not matter! Whenever people tell you a new park’s numbers for a guy I couldn’t roll my eyes any harder. He was facing the Dodgers when he was in Dodger Stadium, when he’s there now, he will be facing teams like the Diamondbacks. It doesn’t matter. Scherzer will be great, as long as he’s healthy.

Trea Turner – Also, heads to the Dodgers. Urner is about to be hitting 2nd in a lineup that is better than the All-Star lineup. In case you’re wondering, on MLB Park Factors, Dodger Stadium is fourth for best park to homer in. Don’t buy too much into that, because they have a little bit better lineup than, say, the Brewers, who are currently last. It could be a final 60 games, or one full 2020 season, to remember for Treat, once he finally gets back, which sounds like next week. By the way, the Dodgers’ payroll is $275 million. Meanwhile, the Pirates yelled for a moving truck to stop so they could check the couch cushions one more time for change.

Danny Duffy – Acquired by the Dodgers. If you google Danny Duffy + arm injury, it returns 3-point-7 trillion results. Finally, a player goes from the AL to the NL, though, so I can bid in my NL-Only leagues. Duffy’s great — 9.6 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, 2.51 ERA, 3.39 FIP and one of the best fastball-slider combos while also being reasonable to acquire. Still, huge injury concerns, but this is a solid get for your mixed or NL-Only leagues, if he ever returns. My guess is he won’t be back until September.

David Price – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.63. Trust me, I’m the first one to bail on a starter, but this wasn’t an easy matchup, and I’d give Price another shot, if he’s still in the rotation, and he should be.

Buster Posey – Might miss a few games after having his bell rung. This is first I’m hearing that Posey traded for Josh Bell.

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs as he was activated from the IL. Fun fact! His nickname Bra-Craw is also what they call a bachelorette party going bar to bar.

Mike Tauchman – DFA’d by the Giants. He seemed to know it was coming because he changed his walk-up music to The Final Countdown. Then, on his way to the parking lot, he had the clubhouse valet play, “Drive My Car” by The Beatles, then, on the highway home, he played, “The Gas Face,” because he was out of gas, then he called Triple-A.

Josiah Gray – Acquired by the Nats. You, “So pumped to see what Gray can do with this move.” I crumble to the floor like a wet suit, curl into a ball, and cry silently. Oh, Josiah Gray! Not me Grey! Right, right! I knew that! I’m gonna leave JoJo Gray, Ruiz, Carrillo and Casey mostly to Prospect Itch, but, if Gray’s in the rotation, I’m still very much interested in all leagues.

Kyle Finnegan – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.29, and his 1st save. Likely your new Nats’ closer. Tanner Rainey (1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 7.20) is also there, but he’s sucked and decided to blow yesterday.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, 3rd homer in the last three days, or four games, if you also count 7-inning games as full games. Also, shame on you.

Brad Hand – Acquired by the Jays. After the trade happened, wonder who had to talk to the Hand. Bet they could find someone from a daytime talk show audience. “Hey, Montel Williams’s talent booker, do you have anyone who could ‘talk to the Hand?'” That’s the Nats’ front office. With Hand in Toronto, Romano moves to setup for now, but Hand feels like one of those deals where he struggles and is not relied on at all in the playoffs, or even by September. He’s also useless for setup, but whatever. Teams never learn, and Hand’s the guy in Toronto.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.26. This was in Fenway, so not relevant, but here goes anyway: Wonder how much a difference pitching in Toronto vs. Buffaloronto will make for Ryu.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 33rd homer. Said this before about Cake Batter, but if he doesn’t continue to hit homers in Toronto, there’s gonna be all kinds of people saying his power was Triple-A park influenced.

Kyle Schwarber – Traded to the Red Sox. Nats are going need to really get their defensive shifts right because they’re gonna have scarecrows in Nats jerseys playing a few key positions. “Wow, they really had Mr. Pumpkinhead positioned perfectly for that play.” Like, for reals, do they have enough players to field a team? It’s gonna be Juan Soto and eight Pumpkinheaded men. About to start calling him Juan Solo. Any hoo! Schwarber’s a solid pickup for the Sawx, when he returns, and he could hit for a decent average if he goes oppo-wallo.

Cesar Hernandez – Acquired by the White Sox. This deal went down when Tony La Russa fell asleep to a Get Roman commercial. As they said in Ancient Roman bars, you don’t have to go home Cesar, but you can’t toga here. Hernandez is a great pickup for the White Sox, who were starting Leury Garcia at 2nd base. Just went to look at who the Guardians have penciled in at 2nd base now and, well, how big of an eraser is there on that pencil? Hopefully, they recall (they have) Andres Gimenez.

Ryan Tepera – Traded from the small market Cubs to the big market White Sox. So, who is taking over if Kimbrel is traded? I don’t know. Is Kimbrel being traded? No idea. If so, don’t have much faith in the Cubs’ pen having much value without Tepera, Chafin and Kimbrel. I guess it’s Rex Brothers’s job if Kimbrel’s gone. As for Tepera in the other Chicago, hopefully Tepera doesn’t get battered-around.

Carlos Rodon – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.49. Watch the White Sox fix their lineup holes only for their pitching to fall apart. I’m kidding. I think.

Michael A. Taylor – 1-for-2, and his 9th homer. Guess who made him a batty call? This guy with two thumbs and IBS!

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. From IBS to Sal P’s dong–What?! Ya know what’s crazy, Sal Perez might be putting together a Hall of Fame career right in front of us and no one cares.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4. Rockies’ front office, “Can someone please forward all calls asking for Trevor Story to the clubhouse? Not sure why they’re calling us.”

Daniel Hudson – “It’s late breaking news here on a Thursday night! Sounds like Daniel Hudson is being traded to the Padres. Let’s go live there now! …wow, it’s a beautiful city.” So, when Hudson returns from the Covid IL, he will setup Melancon. Cool, brah.

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.94. He had a July ERA of 5.31, so getting Musgrove right would be better than anything on the trade market, except for the Dodgers getting a top five hitter and a top five pitcher. Now watch as the Wilmer Flores-led Giants march to the World Series.

Frankie Montas – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.08. Streamonator was positive on this start, and positive on the next one, but the next is against the aforementioned Musgrove and Padres. Unless they trade for Shane Bieber, or someone.

Freddy Peralta – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.17, but in only 68 pitches. Love, love, lurve FreddyKBB, so don’t take this the wrong way, but not every team is going to be as forgiving when a guy is on that strict of a pitch count.

Manny Pina – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and two homers (6, 7). Pina’s aren’t the only thing he’s giving Manny of.

Rowdy Tellez – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Lucky the Brew Crew has Eduardo Escobar coming to bench Tellez.

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.22. Castillo is the Hold My Beer of pitchers. It’s like: “Cubs aren’t starting anyone, this is an easy matchup.” Luis Castillo: Hold my beer.

Joey Votto – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer. Who’s going to be the one that tells Dale Long’s family we have to dig up his bones to take them to the next Reds game, because Joey Votto’s chasing his consecutive games with a home run streak? Not it!

Patrick Wisdom – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, and should be the Cubs’ 1st baseman for the rest of the season. I don’t agree with teams just selling. They’re all billionaires and should be trying to win every year. With that said, losing the brand-name Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo and keeping a guy in Wisdom, who has been better than both of them, is just smart. (Assuming Bryant’s gone at some point today.)

Willson Contreras – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. Notice how he’s not mentioned in any trade discussions? Because catchers are super valuable or he has a favorable team-friendly deal? Hand on chin emoji that is wearing a robe as it gets into the jacuzzi to think further.

Ian Happ – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .181. Haha, I told you he didn’t retire after last season. You’re so silly.

Diego Castillo – Traded to the Mariners for JT Chargois and prospect Austin Shenton. Rays trade relievers rather than just buy an extra chair for them. It’s cheaper that way. Plus, the Rays can just turn a janitor into a closer, so whatever. “Hey, are you done with the windows?” “Yeah, why?” “We need you for the 7th inning.” So, Nick Anderson is returning to be the Rays’ closer and my guess is Diego Castillo is the new Mariners’ closer with Sewald back to the 8th inning.

Austin Riley – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, and his 4th homer in three games, and his 27th homer in two games. Imagine Austin Riley and Adam Duvall on the same team and hot at the same time and a little kid in the stands, pointing and yelling, “Hey, it’s Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.”

Abraham Almonte – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games. Between Almonte and Toro, what a week for Abrahams! I’m thinkin’ of droppin a FAAB Lincoln, Rougned Odor be stinkin’, see Madonna’s Kabbalah bracelets say, “Those are Madges!” I don’t need no badges!–Sorry, sometimes my rap alter ego, Be Fire, just has to flow.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer. Albombso!

Taijuan Walker – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.71. The Regression Fairies moved into Walker’s two-story walk-up and are filming a pilot for HGTV called, “Getting Housed.”

Casey Mize – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.41. Not to be a hater my whole life, but two strikeouts in seven innings? Did they hire Ray Searage to coach? Is Rick Porcello their model of excellence?

Miguel Cabrera – 3-for-3, and his 9th and 10th homer. After his home run trots, the TV suggested more titles like this, and one was The Irishman.

Austin Meadows – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer, hitting .243. Hasn’t been having the best year. OR HAS HE?! Damn, Mr. Reversal Question, just shouting at me. My bad…OR IS IT?! Okay, Meadows on the Player Rater has been having a solid year, not the best year, not bad though.

Ji-Man Choi – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and his 3rd homer in the last week, and I added him late to this afternoon’s Buy column, which you can get now from our Patreon.

Luis Patino – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.26. With all the innings limiting and injuries, a guy like Patino could be a top ten starter for the next month, and that’s all you need right now, then worry about September in September.

Gerrit Cole – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.11. Can’t blame me, I told you to avoid him in all leagues.

Anthony Rizzo – Traded to the Yanks for prospects, Alexander Vizcaino and Kevin Alcantara. Putting a piece of paper where I’ve written my Twitter handle, Rizzo4life, on a raft surrounded by candles, as I eat Portillo’s and officiate a viking funeral, honking my nose, and sobbing. Finally, breathlessly, “Why?” Okay, the Yankees are hilarious. Is the Yanks’ plan to win every game 17-15? Like, fellas, that’s not a plan. Have they never seen a playoff series? The Nats didn’t win because they got the most out of Gerardo Parra, they won because of Scherzer, Strasburg and Corbin. The Dodgers won because Kershaw started being Kershaw and stopped being Playoffs Kershaw. *disregarding every playoff series of the last twenty years* Hitting wins titles! So, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, put our hands together for the astonishing R to the izzo’ should be better in Yankee Stadium, because the porch is 230 feet away, but you can’t just beat up on other teams. Well, for fantasy, this is a solid move for Rizzo. He can’t be worse! According to Statcast, if Rizzo were in Yankee Stadium all year, he’d have 23 homers right now. He actually has 14, so, yeah, improvement. Imagine he’s rostered in all serious leagues, so you get a boost if you have him. You know who you are.

  1. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Wow what a day. Let’s see how much happens this morning. Nice recap of all the action Noss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  2. jah says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    1. Will Nick Anderson go immediately into the closer role? This coming week or the week after?
    2. Luis Severino worth an IL stash over say Elieser? Expectations for Severino?
    3. Josiah or Patino ROS?
    4. Next week streamer Weathers @ ARZ, Patino v SEA or Stripling v CLE?
    4. Juan Soto still a top 5 overall keeper?

    • Dave Funnell says:
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      Anderson has looked great in rehab, but with UCL damage, it will be interesting to see how his arm responds and if his stuff keeps up like it did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. If he’s healthy, which his rehab seems to indicate

      2. Sure
      3. Patino
      4. Patino
      5. Yes

  3. Crazy J says:
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    They should re-issue the dollar bill in Dodger Blue!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  4. Fister Furbush says:
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    Wait, does this trade for Trea Turner force Chris Taylor into a platoon with Pollock and Bellinger? -__-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would seem to be, yeah

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Somehow Dave Roberts will still get Taylor everyday ABs

    • Huffin Gas says:
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      bench belli…he’s a tax write off

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Creme brulee on a hot summer night!

    a. Tellez!

    b. Dropped Alcides Escobar to pick up Bohm. To recap, a guy who shouldn’t be playing for a guy who should have a good last 2 months right?

    c. Have a nice weekend!!

    d. Marx Brothers quote of the day for July 30, 2021

    ‘I got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it.’

    Groucho in Duck Soup

    e. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for July 30, 2021

    ‘Tiant is the Fred Astaire of baseball.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Nice

      B. Ha

      C. You too!

      D. Haha

  6. Mrs Featherbottom says:
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    NICE!!

    yOu CaN’t BuY cHaMpIoNsHiPs!

    FTD!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Featherbottom, yOu CaN’t BuY cHaMpIoNsHiP

      • Mrs Featherbottom says:
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        HA -Brewers in 6!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, their pitching holds up? They might challenge…They really could use a Josh Harrison type bat

  7. Harley Earl says:
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    Two things I wanted to mention.

    I think Patino’s effort yesterday was a huge step forward. He had 19, count them, 19 swing and miss strikes. He was in the zone all game and did not walk a batter. This has been Patino’s biggest issue — walks. If he shows this ability to stay in the zone and avoid walks consistently, he’s everything people thought he could be.

    As for Tellez, I don’t think he loses any playing time. I think Luis Urias is more likely the odd man out in Milwuakee. No way they can sit Tellez. Have you noticed his numbers since joining the Brewers? They’re insane: (.365/.467/.757) with 4 HR, 12 RBIs, 9 Runs and 6 Ks in 37 at-bats. Projection: Tellez is Babe Ruth reincarnated. Meanwhile, Luis Urias has been streaky ,and his month of July was awful compared to his breakout in June.

    • Harley Earl says:
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      Correction: Patino did walk two batters. I got ahead of myself. Maybe he has more work to do.

    • Hawk says:
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      Plot twist: Having 19 swings and misses against the Yankees is actually a below-league average start!

      (I don’t have data to back that up but it feels right)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

      Yeah, maybe on Urias

  8. Five-on-One says:
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    Sheets, Belt or Choi for CI. Please rank.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choi, Sheets

  9. Jogon says:
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    Hey,

    12 teams Dynasty League.

    Very deep outfield (Tucker, Robert, Alvarez, Meadows, Kelenic, Baddoo, Durant)
    Very average SP.

    Rate those trade :
    -Wheeler for Tucker
    -Flaherty, Bellinger, Cronenworth, Bard vs Alvarez, Muncy, D.Castillo

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, if you needs Wheeler, go for it

      Flaherty

  10. Frank says:
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    Hey grey,

    Would you do blackmon and kimbrel for Cruz in a saves+holds league?

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      Depends on format and needs. Cruz is the better bat, but if you need saves badly, sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like it’s needs based

  11. Dave Funnell says:
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    If and when Trea Turner gains 2B eligibility, who are you drafting ahead of him in 2022? I have it…..

    Tatis
    Ohtani
    Turner

    He was already a mid first rounder for me, but if I can get 25/35 and well over .300 from my 2B, that’s money right there.

    Acuna coming off injury, Trout trending to injury prone, Soto doesn’t steal enough (though I could see him 3rd), Vlad is awesome but 1B is too heavy, and who knows the state of pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adding 2B is nice, it’s not moving him up in rankings

    • 183414 says:
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      You’re not drafting Turner over Acuna. Same with Soto.
      Would be hard to pass on Vlad. Getting better every day.

  12. joe says:
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    “You know, we always called each other goodfellas. Like you’d say to somebody: ‘You’re gonna like this guy, he’s all right. He’s a goodfella. He’s one of us.’ You understand? We were goodfellas, wiseguys.”

    who am I ?………….hint …..I play SS..2nd & OF and the team I play for just added T Turner
    ( trade ) & C Seager ( injury )

    my stats

    Games ..99
    AB..347
    H..97
    HR..16
    RBI..55
    BB..46
    Average.. .280
    368 pts …ranked #17 in H/H points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — Taylor?

  13. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 40 moves (used 9) – no streaming

    After a bunch of trades and pick ups, team is pretty different, so much so that I’m having a hard time seeing where I need help. Can you take a peek at my team below and is there anyone off the wire worth adding (I currently have an empty roster spot) and/or anyone I should swap out ?

    Also, if I can get anything for him, is it worth it to sell off Civale or do you think he’ll be useful once he comes back (hopefully in time for fantasy playoffs)?

    WIRE
    HIT – J. Harrison, H. Bader, K. Farmer, R. Tellez, J. Candelario, L. Wade Jr, J. Soler. K. Hernandez, R. Grossman, H. Dozier (3B), W. Flores, C. Hernandez, J. Bell, P. Wisdom, E. Longoria, A. toro, A. Duvall, A. Bohm,
    PIT – J. Bauer (waiver), M. Kelly, J. Cueto, M. Minor, B. Keller, J. Odorizzi

    My team:
    C – G. Sanchez
    1B – J. Votto
    2B – J. Schoop
    3B – J. India
    SS – C. Seager
    CI – P. Goldschmidt
    MI – G. Torres
    LF – T. Mancini
    CF – M. Conforto
    RF – T. Hernandez
    Util – E. Jimenez DTD
    BN – C. Hernandez NA
    IL – C. Yelich COVID
    IL – K. Marte (IL)

    SP – W. Buehler
    SP – Aaron Nola
    SP – S. Ohtani
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    RP – E. Diaz (RP)
    P – M. Barnes (RP)
    P – T. Gonsolin
    BN – J. Means
    BN –T. Mahle
    BN – D. Price
    BN – C. Carrasco
    IL – T. Glasnow (IL)
    IL – A. Civale (IL)
    Thanks, Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonsolin’s not going to stay in rotation for much longer…Guess you can wait until it’s official, but would look at upcoming matchups vs. just selecting the overall best arm

  14. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Schoop or Voit for balance of the year? Voit gets back anyday but feels like he will be in a platoon situation at best.

    • The sportsguy says:
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      I’m worried that Voit is more injured than they are telling people. Hope I’m overthinking it

    • Mike says:
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      My heart says Voit, but my head says otherwise

    • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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      I agree – this seems fishy for Voit. If he’s days from returning why trade for Rizzo. Think one of them will help out at 3B?

    • Dave Funnell says:
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      Voit could be traded. Send him to Seattle or San Francisco.

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      Intrigued to see what happens with Voit. Hoping for a trade into a better situation and a healthy Aug/Sept but I agree with others that there’s big risk.

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        I think Voit gets traded to SEA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would wait a few hours to see where Voit is playing

  15. Tony C says:
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    Please rank Tellez, McCutcheon, Tyrone Taylor, JD Davis and Wisdom.

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Wisdom

      • NUX says:
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        With you on JD but Wisdom over Cutch just feels wrong. I know Wiz hit one out yesterday, but 3 ding dongs in his last 4 games… the disrespect on Cutch knows no end!

        63rd on the season to date Player Rater right now

        27th for OBP

        So is it at least close between wanting Wisdom and Cutch rest of the way?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was this an OBP league?

          • NUX says:
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            No idea, I was just shook that Cutch didn’t even get the obligatory third rank in your comment back. I know you got the blinders on with him like you had mentioned previously. He’s been so useful though, was just pointing out that he is obvi more useful in OBP.

          • Tony C says:
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            It’s an OPS league

      • 183414 says:
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        McCutchen.

  16. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    Would you drop Gallen for any of the following.
    Would you mind picking your top 2
    Thanks

    Kyle Muller
    Jon Gray – If he gets traded
    Josiah Gray
    Alex Wood
    Logan Webb
    Patrick Sandoval
    Shane McClanahan
    Luis Patino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval, Shane, it matters more where these guys are pitching in any given game

      • Alps says:
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        I understand and of course
        It’s a keeper league though
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Does it being a keeper matter? Then Shane, Josiah

  17. Dude at Dude's says:
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    So true about Wisdom, I have been zigging on players like him all season. People have a hard time getting past name value.

    Speaking of big names Soto ($18) is available in my league 16 team, salary- keeper league (slaries rise $5 per year except AAA eligible players & keep 15) and owner is asking for Bobby Witt ($5) and Noelvi Marte ($4) you take Soto right?

    • Cram It says:
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      Dude, c’mon now.

      • Dude at Dude's says:
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        So you are saying keep Witt and Marte, haha

        • Cram It says:
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          Haha. Take Soto and enjoy the next 10 years of a top 5 player!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

    • Vegans says:
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      Sweet!

  18. Chucky says:
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    Is there anyone left who is still banging the drum for Adolis, albeit slowly? Just because he hasn’t homered, driven in a run or stolen a base for the better part of 3 weeks, doesn’t mean he’s unrosterable, or is he? At the risk of being repetitive, I reiterate what Dennis Green once said…..”he is who we thought he was!” Kyle Lewis just might be back by the end of August. Not sure Adolis will have knocked in a run by then either. Why start now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to sell Adolis two months ago

  19. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Three of my five OFs (3 OF plus 1 Util league) are terrible right now, and showing no signs of turning it around (Bellinger, Conforto, Grisham). The Haniger owner may be willing to part with him for a pitcher. Which pitcher should I reasonably offer? Gausman and Castillo feel like too much, and maybe Musgrove too, but Fried or Gibson too little, and Rodon too unappealing after his recent starts.

    My OF/Util: Bellinger, Conforto, Grisham, Meadows, Varsho
    My SP: Castillo, Fried, Gausman, Gibson, Megill, Musgrove, Rodon, Taillon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried and Gibson? Fried and Megill? Fried and Taillon?

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        Fried and Conforto or Fried and Grisham if it’ll clear that roster spot for me without an open drop, lol. I think you may have given me an idea, inadvertently….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  20. ESPN points, please rank ROS

    1-Heaney
    2-Josiah Gray
    3-Ed Rod
    4-Gallen

    Thanks

    • Gary says:
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      Add
      5-Finnegan or whoever Wash closer is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen, Gray

      • 183414 says:
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        Like Heaney.

  21. speill says:
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    Good morning. Escobar with new team or Chris Taylor ros. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar

  22. Mike says:
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    Drop Luis Gracia for Luis Patino? H2h leave, redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  23. Mike says:
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    Teller over Schoop in h2h redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  24. Zeus says:
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    They kulled my boy. Chris Taylor is a top 25 guy right now.

    Also having seen a resurgence of my main main Soto I am about to see him get the Bonds treatment.

    Not to mention I owned Yimi

    Grey, I need some sneaky pickups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, yeah

  25. hot corner says:
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    Portillo’s is so good. Stopped there last night between softball games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  26. Given recent reduction in charges…..thoughts on Ozuna returning later this season?

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      50/50. Still looking at possibly jail time even with reduced charges but will likely plead out of it. Then it comes down to MLB investigation/possibly suspension and that’s a total wild card. My gut says he comes back for playoffs or shortly before but it’s a total guess. Not holding my breath.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not happening

  27. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Are you dropping Stripling or Odorizzi for Patino in a 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

  28. I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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    Grey – I posted this late last night, so apologies for doubling up if you saw it…

    The Dodgers stove is a little too hot for me if I’m being honest. It would be pretty neat if there were some sort of blueprint to fix this stuff ya know? If only other professional sport organizations had done something to address this very situation. I don’t know anything. I’m spitballing… from the ceiling to the floor. ..Ahem…

    Anyway… I was feeling pretty damn good about my Sewald pick up for a few hours. That was nice. Now what? Who’s the random pick up for saves now?

    We talked about Hudson / Finnegan earlier…. Bender… who else? what order for saves ROS:

    – Bender
    – Finnegan
    – Anderson
    – Sewald
    – Too soon to tell

    Also, that Patino fella seems pretty good. Would you pick him up over Touki if Touki throws a stinker today? Speaking of which… are you starting Touki? SON hates it.

    Thanks brotha!

    • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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      ALSO… did you see the BoSox sent Houck back down?? Meanwhile Garrett Richards sits on a throne of lies and mediocre starts.

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      I’ve got the same question about Touki. -8 on SON.

      I picked up Finnegan. Finnegan closed the first game of the double header and they trusted him to close out Scherzer’s last game as a Nat. So my thought is that it looks like he is currently the most trusted guy, but that could change. As Grey says in the run down, Rainey was terrible before going on the IL. Yesterday during the double header, they seemed reluctant to use him to close the 2nd game, instead trying to stretch Wander Suero through a second inning. Both Suero and Rainey didn’t get the job done in that inning and gave up the lead.

      Anthony Bender is the guy in Miami if he stays and I haven’t heard anything about him being moved. What’s the deal with his contract? Is he a FA next year? He is a rookie but he is 26 and I don’t think the team controls him after this year? Spotrac has him listed as signed to a 1 year deal but does not specify if he is a UFA next year so I’m confused about that.

      In Tampa, Nick Anderson or the field is a valid question… but for fantasy I think you’ve got to say he is the guy to roster at the moment. If he comes back healthy resembling the form he had last year he can help any team in ratios, Ks and hopefully some Saves.

      Also agree with Grey in the rundown that Castillo closes in SEA but who knows.

      Whoever said “dumpster diving for closers” in the comments yesterday cracked me up. Maybe a new glossary term somehow? Or some variation of it.

      Pumped for deadline day!

      • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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        Unless Grey comes back hard against the start, I think I’m taking a flyer on Touki. Tons of upside there.

        I’m definitely leaning the same way on Finnegan. Bender is on a 1 year contract and he’s super inexpensive currently. I do believe he is a FA next year, and he’ll draw tons of interest assuming he maintains the course. The Marlins special sauce is pitcher magic so I assume he’ll be lights out.

        All good insights… I appreciate the reply!

        • NUX says:
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          Bender isn’t Arb elig until 2024, I had to double check roster resource cause I didn’t think he pitched until this year, so him being a FA didn’t sound right. Maybe you were thinking about Floro in Miami? He is a Free Agent in 2024 (Arb 2 next year). Unless you were talking about Finnegan, but same deal with him except 2023 is his Arbitration year.

          I think both these guys get the next save chance for each of their teams. And then how things go rest of way just depends on how they pitch. Nats could give this Mason Thompson who they got in the Hudson deal a chance later on if both Finn/Rainey suck. He throws hard.

          Saw nothing in your comment of the Cubs sitch, so figured I’d mention. I think that Wick gets a chance when healthy. But maybe he’s still not healthy? Did not look good in Iowa the other day. But he had been pitching late innings in both 2019/2020 so would make sense that he gets a chance over the next few months. Problem is health. Or that they just want to try a few guys here and there and barely win any games.

          I don’t think Bednar in Pitt was mentioned. But they need to deal DickRod first. Of all the deadline deals going down, he seems like the most clear cut handcuff to get saves over the next 2 months. However… we’re still waiting on a deal of course.

          And lastly, once Ian Kennedy goes, the Rangers pen will be loaded with darts. Wish that Demarcus Evans pitched better earlier when they initially brought him up. I think that if he did, he’d already be on everyone’s fantasy roster as the next man up. But I think I like Spencer Patton/Sborz/Joe Barlow… in that order. But there are other darts, itll be a mess until the situation is more clear after a few Rangers wins. So that could take a week or three lol

          Oh and a bonus pick. Givens looked really good last night. I see no reason why they can’t try him in that role if Hembree blows a few in a row. I think he is next up. Unless Sims comes back healthy from that elbow sprain. He started a rehab assignment a few nights ago, so he could be back soon. But yea, add Givens to the watchlist.

          • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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            I was looking at bad information about Bender. Thanks for the correction! Great stuff about these bullpen possibilities. I’m just going to summon you when I have relief pitcher conundrums.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “did you see the BoSox sent Houck back down?? Meanwhile Garrett Richards sits on a throne of lies and mediocre starts.” — yes — haha!

      Bender

      Sure on Patino — no idea who Touki’s facing

      • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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        Thank you!

        Touki seeing the Brewers in ATL tonight. Hoping he kills it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like a great matchup

          • Justin Ralph says:
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            I agree that is sounds like a great matchup. It just sucks when the Robot hates it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  29. Michael b says:
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    1. Drop brent rooker for mike moustakas? Heard hes coming back soon, starting rehab in triple a and could be back late next week or next weekend, I feel like hes better than rooker will be when he inevitably cools down (but moustakas has been hurt a long time)
    2. Touki Toussaint how just over 60% rostered on my espn fantasy app (I picked him up under 20) I know he did good but why is it skyrocketing so high? Is he better than I think? 10 Ks no earned runs is good, but that’s one game
    3. When do you think marcell ozuna will be back if at all this year
    4. Should I expect kelenic to heat up this year? I feel like if I drop him someone will laugh about my stupidity and snag him and then he turns into the shining superstar hes supposed to be in the second half
    5. Is brent rooker anything more than a hot streak? Ik hes locked down regular playing time with the twins and has been good lately but why doesn’t anyone know who he is? (3% rostered up from less than 1 percent due to his streak)
    6. Rank tylor megill, touki toussaint, and Joe ross
    7. Biggio and yastrzemski are adolis are ice cold, should I expect a turn around from any or all of them specifically in the remainder of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ok
      2. He’s good
      3. He won’t
      4. He could
      5. No
      6. Touki, Megill
      7. Nope

  30. nickyk13 says:
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    Grey am I starting Sonny Gray @NYM ?. SON has him at like $6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no faith in Sonny anymore…I dropped him in a few leagues…Wouldn’t start him until I saw something decent

  31. Jason says:
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    I have Bellinger in a keep 8 forever league where I’m in 2nd place. My hitters are otherwise great, but pitching is now a need. I don’t know that Bellinger would make my keeper list at this point. Last place team has Robbie Ray, does that seem like a good starting place for offers?

    Love the site, especially these daily player notes! Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hmm…Ray for Cody in a keeper? Meh, don’t love it, but I guess I’d have to know more info

  32. Ace of Spades says:
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    14 team mixed auction ( can keep up to 10 )

    Was just offered Corey Seager and Conforto for Kris Bryant.

    I know Conforto has been awful and is just a throw in lottery ticket, but I own Treat Urner and can use Seager at short till he returns ( then throw Corey at DH or MI ) there is a lot of shit on the waiver wire at SS , so if I keep Bryant, I will have to pick up some shit till Treat returns to cover that position. The person who offered the trade also just picked up Bader this past week . I was thinking of asking him for Bader instead of Conforto.

    It is a keeper league, and at their current league values ( Seager-$16, Bryant $14 , Conforto $10 ) at least the first two are worth keeping. Also, I am currently at the top of the standings ( thanks in large part to Razz nation ) so I am really playing mostly for this year with the keeper stuff in the back of my mind.
    so, 1. should I pull the trigger on this deal?
    and 2. If I could get Bader instead of Conforto should I take him instead?
    As always, thanks in advance for the great advice and insights and of course, the always welcome hilarity of your daily posts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager side — I’d want Conforto over Bader, but kinda same diff

  33. Jack says:
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    1. Patino or Houck?
    2. Jazz or Ke’Bryan?
    Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Patino

      Hayes

  34. molina bros bbq says:
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    Grey! Awesome recap of yesterday’s flurry of trades.

    Do you think the Braves trade for a closer? Gut instinct?

    I’ve got a deal in 14 team dynasty on the table where I’m contending. Would receive RP Will Smith and Wainwright for KC prospect Asa Lacy and injured Ken Giles. Want to take it but I don’t need another set up guy if ATL trades for a closer. Need saves badly.

    So I’m anxiously waiting for deadline to see if they make a move so I can accept the deal if Will Smith is still the closer.

    Stay away from Atlanta, Craig Kimbrel!

    Happy deadline day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Braves

  35. BAC says:
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    11 team 5×5 OBP.

    Dump Oneill for Tellez?
    Kim or Patino? Kim has been good outside the last start but ways worried about him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No
      Kim or Patino depends on matchups, but Kim’s safer

  36. Dirt Mcgirt says:
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    10 tm H2H 2 tm keeper league
    Which side of this trade?
    $7 Gausman or $7 Story
    Been trying to sell Gausman for an extra bat for playoffs but no one is biting.

    • Dirt Mcgirt says:
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      2 man keeper***

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  37. aardvark says:
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    Starting Carrasco today in a QS points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  38. Phil says:
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    1) Villar, M Rojas or A Rosario ROS to fill in SS position (injuries ravaged me (Lindor, Rojas, then Hoerner) and not much available on the wire in a deep league)? If Mets get Baez, there won’t be much room for Villar to play, but not sure if that matters to you when making your assessment.

    2) Do you think Max Muncy will lose playing time now that they have Turner? There were talks that they wanted Bellinger to play 1B a bunch to rest his hammies. I think D-Rob would be dumb to take away playing time from Muncy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Villar, guess it coudl change with trades

      2. Meh, maybe rest once in a while

  39. ray says:
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    Gray, think Javier may get reinserted into rotation as Garcia’s innings pile up?
    I’m thinking about trying to flip Josiah Gray for Javier….thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, sure, if you wanna try it…

  40. Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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    you answered above but SON no likey TOUKI minus $7 Mil at Atl. You okay with the start in an RCL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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        Fank ye ya grace!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  41. Umpy70 says:
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    Soto owners after finally seeing him come alive….sad face

    been trying to acquire cole….confused face

    bellinger broken beyond belief….angry face

    been waiting on conforto and modesi all year….disgusted face.

    romano out of closer job in toronto? is that 100% for sure? Slamming my f’in computer face

    hold on, im about to puke face is coming on. this is definitely one of those years where i should win and im 100% getting bounced in round 1.

    i dont know what to do at all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t go out to get Hand to put him in the 8th

      • Umpy70 says:
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        is conforto a drop? i mean, i got badar on my bn (thank you btw), but i just have some sick feeling as soon as i drop him, someone will pick him up and he will turn into last year conforto

        should i keep just stashing him on the bn until he comes around, or pick up a guy like wisdom whos avail.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop Conforto

  42. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you start Taillon and Zach Thompson against each other tonight in MIA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok, he accepted that Rizzo trade i told u about

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Berrios to Toronto for Austin Martin and Simeon woods Richardson

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Solid trade

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Kimbrel to CWS. I dont understand that trade

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sucks for Kimbrel’s value

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    cubs get Nick Madrigal and Codi huerer

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wow

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      make zero sense for sox

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      javier Baez to Mets, stay tuned to find out what the mets had to give up

  43. Sloortive Slicks says:
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    Egads, I am stuck in a nightmarish carousel of crappy closers.

    Holding Bednar until tonight’s deadline. In a fun game of wordplay, I also have Bender. Stashed Nick Anderson and see good things coming for me there.

    No questions above, but here they come. . ..

    Romano/Hand? Wtf?

    (Isn’t that when you put too much shaker cheese on your pasta? “Oh no, he got the Romao hand!!!” – – poster above basically asked this question already, but I had to use this crappy joke)

    Sewald/Castillo?? This one’s killing me. I think we’re all about 90% that Castillo sees 90% of save opps for Seattle . . . but I want to see it before I believe it, especially since Sewald’s been cruising and is established in this pen . . . guess it could depend on if front office or dugout is calling this shot)

    Hembree. This F’ing guy. I feel like he’s the Chris Shelton of closers . . . but I’m stuck with him.

    Lava ya ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hand…Diego… Lurves

      • Coercive Clicks says:
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        I’m holding the Sea Wall, per your Buy column.

        Lurves backskis!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We shall see, remember this was before everything went down

          • Pensive Pick says:
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            I know, I know, and it ALL went down. I ended up with a decent closer corp even though I need to see how a few more things shake out.

            I won’t give you the whole thing to review, but I’ve stashed Nick Anderson as I mentioned, and I’ll be dropping Rex Grossman––sorry, right city, right first name, wrong sport––momentarily.

            You go have yourself a fantastic weekend after a crazy busy week, and I’ll get ready to annoy the pants off of Pants!!!!

            Lurrrrrve!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lurve a rooski! Thanks!

  44. Hortive Hicks says:
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    ^^^ Incognito so my opponents, who also read RB, can’t figure out who I am and predict my moves. Am I the only one who does this? Or do I need to up my anxiety meds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        I have never mentioned Razzball to anyone in my leagues and I never will.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Portive Picks says:
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            Justin, I hope you subscribe to tools for all of them, though. Right?

    • P_Swayz_On_a_Horse says:
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      I’ve considered it as I have the same name in one of my leagues, and have a few of the same guys from that league in a different league where I have a different team name.

  45. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! Shallow league questions lowercase yay! 5×5 roto, please rank top 2 or 3 moving forward, no specific categories needed just looking for overall value in a vacuum. Thanks and have a great weekend!
    – Mountcastle, Wisdom, Adolis, J Bell, Dejong

  46. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Losing patience on Hayes. Starting Riley at 3rd. Wisdom or Hayes as back up 3B ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wisdom

  47. larry womack says:
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    Dodgers lineup going forward

    Betts-RF
    T. Turner-2nd
    Muncy-1st
    Seager-SS
    J. Turner-3rd
    Smith-C
    Pollock-LF
    Bellinger-CF
    Pitcher
    Chris Taylor bouncing all over the diamond giving rest to others

    As a Giants fan pretty scary-only Padres have a lineup to match.

    Just a thought.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  48. Dave says:
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    Grey
    Been offered his Machado and Betts for my Soto and Cole.
    Would you make the trade?
    HtH with obp
    Thanks and enjoy the weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, you too!

  49. Dave Funnell says:
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    Would you trade for deGrom in a points league if he cost $49, his contract ended after the end of 2022 and you couldn’t drop him until that contract is up?

    He’s the best pitcher but I hate not being able to drop a pitcher since injuries happen all the time. I know he’s already had Tommy John, but I’m usually over cautious.

    The cost wouldn’t be anything too high, but perhaps Acuna and Ohtani in a league where their contracts are expiring but they’d hold their draft rights for an extension discount.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade for what?

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        Essential it would be:

        deGrom, Story, Reynolds

        for

        Acuna, Ohtani, small piece.

        deGrom and Story I wouldn’t be able to drop, $69 total in salary. He gets Acuna and Ohtani’s draft rights with a discount come draft day to lock those two up long term. He’s rebuilding I’m trying to win and get something for players I may not be able to keep.

        BuT I’m really asking about your thoughts too on deGrom’s long term health and if you have any worries. I don’t but was wondering if you did, since if I acquire him I can’t drop him in 2022.

        Sorry for rambling and thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Acuna/Ohtani if they’re keepers

  50. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    how in the hell did WAS only get j.gray/ruiz and 2 throw ins for BOTH of scherzer/treat urner?! i get that package for scherzer alone, sure. or maybe treat urner, alone. both is completely ridiculous. both have 1.33 years left on contracts (and treat’s 2022 is arb). was hilarious that in a 3 day period scherzer’s camp leaks:

    – wants to go to west coast competing teams
    – NYY call, are told need not apply
    – BOS calls, are told they might be applicable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wonder if they tried to get any of those big Mariners pieces

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        doubt SEA was willing to move any of julio rod/kelenic/hancock/kirby/gilbert to get a 1.33 year contract scherzer anyway. treat urner might get some of those though, but not if they thought they had no chance at resigning him i’d think. SEA’s been the luckiest team in the league in run diff (and had a good bullpen, but seeing their record vs say LAA makes no sense) but unless run by twits they’d probably know they’re long term better off with what they have (plus i’m guessing scherzer’s “west coast competitive teams” didn’t include SEA for the next 2 seasons)

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          ok, MIN got FAR more for berrios (1.33 years left contract) than WAS got for scherzer + treat urner. SWR is by himself at least in a near tie with j.gray and a.martin/k.ruiz (even throwing in a real life catcher has more value than a fantasy prospects list) are one way or the other close. that’s for ONLY berrios.

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            i was already thinking scherzer or treat urner alone should’ve gotten k.ruiz + j.gray then MIN basically gets 2 of that level for berrios alone. WAS got took.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that’s who’d I want

  51. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Looks like Berrios to Toronto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice landing spot for him

  52. McZero says:
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    Don’t you think it’s time to just pull the plug on Bellinger and release him? The Dodgers can’t keep playing him, can they?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not releasing him

      • McZero says:
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        Sorry. I know the Dodgers aren’t releasing him. I mean releasing him from my fantasy team. Not a keeper league either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not releasing him

  53. JC says:
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    Need help on a trade. In a 12 teamer, saves and holds are separate cats. My team below.

    C – Torrens
    CI – Abreu, Freeman, Donaldson
    MI – Trea, Polanco, Albies
    OF – must play five Springer, Tapia, B Lowe, Yordan, Winker
    Util – Wisdom
    Bench: Benny, Bader (Have Cesar too playing until Trea returns)
    SP – Burnes, Gausman, Disco, Nathan, Megill
    RP – D Castillo, Hembree, Ranger

    Trade offered is his Julio Urias and Walsh for my Bregman and D Castillo. Obviously he is spooked on Walsh’s injury which is real. I sure could use a starter like Julio. My pen is a mess but I could swap out Hembree for N Anderson and perhaps salvage it. Or should I accept the trade, punt saves and grab guys like Pom, Hudson and build it out that way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Walsh if he were healthy but he’s not — so is this for next year? Then great

      • JC says:
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        Playing for This year. Redraft league. Sounds like you would want to keep Castillo.

        Another option would be to send Bregman and Bader for Urias and Walsh. I am in first place and could stash Walsh for now. What say you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Forget Walsh, he’s out for 4-6 weeks

          • JC says:
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            Yep. Only way I can get Urias is to take on Walsh cuz the other team has tons of injuries. Kinda a package play. No guarantee Bregman is right. Only two at bats last night and then lifted. Ugh

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ugh

              • JC says:
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                Agree. In a way this would be Urias and Wisdom for Bregman and Bader since I would backfill Bregman there.

  54. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! Shallow league questions lowercase yay! 5×5 roto, please rank top 2 or 3 moving forward, no specific categories needed just looking for overall value in a vacuum. Thanks and have a great weekend!
    – Mountcastle, Wisdom, Adolis, J Bell, Dejong

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      my guess is bell/dejong last here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

  55. toolshed says:
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    Are you starting sandoval vs oak today. I just looked at his statcast page and I had no idea how go it was

    • toolshed says:
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      Good it was

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  56. scoboticus says:
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    Adam Duvall to the Braves? I guess their keys to winning is having the entire lineup hit solo homeruns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

  57. Chet says:
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    Hey, Grey! Miguel Sano or Adam Duvall ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

      • Chet says:
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        Thanks!

        Question 2: Are you starting either Gallen vs LAD or Carrasco vs CIN today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Chet says:
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            What are your thoughts on these two for next year? Where do you (roughly) ranks them for next year’s draft? Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wouldn’t trust either for more than 75 IP

              • Chet says:
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                Ha! Thanks again!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

      • Trader says:
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        Duvall to Braves

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  58. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    AL only with holds and saves separate. i have: hansel and gretel, barlow, trivino, sulser (added when rogers went out) with t.rogers (MIN) in DL slot. in FAAB bidding go after tepera or yimi more for holds? or could just hold sulser (the best RP out there by skills before these 2 got added). rizzo/s.marte/schwarber (the big names added overall) i probably can’t afford at all, but do have rendon/lou bob back in not long. been rocking mayfield/sheets/goodwin for a bit from injuries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tepera

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        2 changes since then: WSOX add kimbrel (shoving tepera back), and hansel and gretel won’t be closing (duffey and colome kept by owners since draft)

        obv TEX’s patton/sborz out there (well not that obv in AL only but it’s 4 x 10 RP owned that start max per team outside of the rare (soto) SP/RP guy), i guess if yimi moves up is the question compared to tepera. i’ll come back with more options, as other stuff has changed lately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  59. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Thompson (v. NYY) or Stripling (v. KC) as a streamer tonight? Or in the alternative, neither.

    New Isaiah rashad album today too!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling

      Nice! Will check it out!

  60. Michael b says:
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    Who would you play out of these players? (Pick one outfielder and another player of any position including outfield for utility) I need homeruns or runs
    Mike yastrzemski vs Astros LHP framber valdez
    Did gregorius @ pirates RHP will Crowe
    Kebryan hayes vs Phillies RHP Vince Velasquez
    Jarred kelenic @ rangers LHP kolby Allard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yaz, Didi

  61. Jason Murray says:
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    With Berrios traded and not pitching for Minnesota tonight, any guess as to when he might make his first start for Toronto? I have to choose between him and Zack Thompson for my weekend H2H matchup. Toronto has Manoah and Ray currently lined up for Saturday and Sunday. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess tomorrow or Sunday

    • LOLmets says:
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      i feel like he wont pitch this weekend. really stinks.

  62. LOLmets says:
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    wow what a god awful landing spot for berrios. and he doesnt pitch anymore today obv. yuck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid landing spot for him

      • LOLmets says:
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        really? the yankees offense is now loaded and the rest of the division hits too with a few bad pitchers parks. i was loving him facing the royals and tigers often. was hoping he would end up on the mets

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mets would’ve been better…I don’t mind Jays tho

          • LOLmets says:
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            im literally racking my brain to find a worse realistic landing spot. obv like colorado would be but they arent buyers.

  63. Jack says:
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    Wisdom over Hayes at 3B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need power, sure

  64. Licketty Splits says:
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    Now the Angels are sellers? Shopping Iglesias
    Lots of closers changing teams …Kimbrel still out there as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  65. stevie says:
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    Kimbrel to the white sox, who in the heck is closing now for the cubs? Guess it doesn’t matter cause they aren’t going to win many more games!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I say in this post who will close for the Cubs

    • Licketty Splits says:
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      what a 8th & 9th inning combo for the White Sox …wow

      • stevie says:
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        It’s a good baseball move for them, not as good for fantasy owners of either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  66. hondo says:
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    Shallow league.With Xander’s wrist and C.Taylors PT possibly going down I need help at MI.
    Adames or B.Crawford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

      • hondo says:
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        Thanks-see you in what should be a wild buy column.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

  67. robbo says:
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    Drop O’Neill for Wisdom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  68. JC says:
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    Need to cut one of these RP. Not worried about now. Focused on playoffs in 5 to 6 weeks.

    N Anderson, Hembree, Ranger, D Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should wait an hour to see trades

  69. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*******TRADE DEADLINE AHHHHHHHHHH

  70. Mike says:
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    B Trade. Heh, I get it.

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