Yesterday, Michael Conforto went 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homer, and, like, his 43rd homer in the last month (9 homers since the break). Men, dudes, bros, youse, five lady readers, Goofusses and Gallants, Cousin Sweatpants, my peeps from another Easter basket! Conforto gets scorching hot for these month-long stretches that makes you think he could put it together for a whole year one of these days, um, years. He’s the third Met player in history with 100+ homers before the age of 27. The other two are Darryl Strawberry and David Wright. The three of them all stayed at a Howard Johnson in the offseason. HoJo puts on a team-building seminar on his back patio and provides snacks, and Lenny Dykstra works the valet. Conforto’s in-Confort-ible! *screams for 10 minutes* Okay. I’m back. If you look at Conforto’s peripherals he really is more this post-All-Star break hitter, and less the one that struggled for the previous six weeks prior to this. Hopefully, Conforto stays in-Conforto-ible for the rest of this year and into 2020. I can see it now! (Only another 18 months of bad 2020 puns.)  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 37th homer, 3rd homer in three games, totally decimated value since the Home Run Derby, it’s really ruined him, a shame, isn’t it? Albombso!

Jeff McNeil – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and his 5th homer in ten days.  So, here’s an interesting tidbit, when McNeil was first called up last year, I called him a potential Jeff Kent because of the power he exhibited in the minors. I abandoned that as it seemed he abandoned power for batting average. The great thing about batting average guys like him (Votto when younger) is they can hit for power if they choose to.  P to the erhaps, McNeil is doing the choosing.

Steven Matz – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.49. Between Wheeler and Matz for my teams’ pitching recently, everything is coming up Grey!

Miguel Rojas – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. Too bad, so sad. Isan Diaz is the greatest living Marlins hitter and will play every day now.

Brian Anderson – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, and five homers in the last 11 games.  Been schmotato’ing since Mick Jagger’s elementary teacher told me, “It’s ‘I’m unable to get any satisfaction.'”

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-4, 8 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .298. He had 8 homers as of July 1st. If you can prove to me that you picked up Gurriel on July 1st and held him this whole time, I will send you a Razzball t-shirt. No questions asked, except were both your parents witches and did you always know you were a witch. First witch to prove it, in case there’s multiple witches.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 19th homer, hitting .298. Altuve’s found his swing in the 2nd half. It was where he left it by the jungle gym.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-2 and his 25th homer. Wow, the signed liner notes of Yesterday by Lennon-McCartney? So cool, I’m just going to randomly place them by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Zack Godley – Claimed off waivers by the Jays. Was gonna mention this the other day when the DBacks released him, but it isn’t totally fantasy relevant, but now I guess I care less about that. I could see Godley reclaiming some value and being a steal for the Jays. Not this year, of course.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .277. If you were at a Gurriel family reunion at the end of June, and, instead of checking in on Facebook, accidentally just picked up all Gurriels, you are hashtag blessed.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer, hitting .240. I told you he was a hot schmotato yesterday and today I say check out Wednesday Grey’s words of wisdom.

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 2 ER, and the save, ERA at 1.95. Giles looks lit!  As in a dumpster fire. Ken Giles had another rocky outing, but was buoyed by his pitching coach coming out and telling him, “Oooh Giles, things are gonna get easier. Ooh Giles, things’ll get brighter.” I looked at Derek Law as a pickup, saw his stats and made an executive decision to try Justin Shafer again. Yes, it was an executive decision because I am the GM for my fantasy team and I wear a brown, plaid suit when making moves like I’m Bear Bryant.  Speaking of which (awesome segue!), our fantasy football leagues are signing up.

Brendan McKay – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.55. Streamonator loved this start, so let’s see what that meant. It predicted a line of 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks. An extra baserunner, two extra Ks and an earned run; GTFO, Robot Overlords!

Gio Urshela – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homer, hitting .319. To think, in the preseason, you could’ve had him for two of Ur-shekelas.

Cameron Maybin – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (7).  Every time I see four hits I naturally assume the player had a cycle. You’ve damaged me, 2019 baseball!

Kyle Higashioka – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer. If you’re not streaming every hitter against the O’s, you’re doing it wrong.

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4 and his 27th homer. Sometimes, I’ll go into my sunken place and imagine owning Mancini and Kepler on as many teams this year as I did last year.

Chris Davis – 0-for-1 and got into a fight with his manager in the dugout. Supposedly, he said, “What do I have to f*cking do to get taken out of the lineup?”

Keston Hiura – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer. He be Keston those balls goodbye!  Just yesterday people were asking about dropping Hiura. So, y’all should be thanking that person.

Joe Ross – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.75. It’s super cool that Fedde and Joe Ross are pitched gems vs. the Giants when Marquez gives up more earned runs than anyone in the history of baseball vs. the Giants. Seriously. I’m happy for them. *places tacks on desk, slams head into tacks*

Anthony Rendon – Removed from the game with a sore toe. This should lead to him sitting out for five games, getting a pinch-hit opportunity, then hitting the IL for two weeks. Lowercase yay!

Ryan Cordell – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer. He hit a 450-foot blast. That power, I’d love to say, is the reason why I own him in one AL-Only league, but I just needed someone to replace Tyler Naquin. Times be rough in AL-Only leagues.

Ivan Nova – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.80.  He went against the Tigers, who are almost as bad as the M’s.  The Tigers rawr, which is the sound of vomit after looking at their lineup.

Travis Demeritte – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .200. Been meaning to talk about this guy, and, guess what, now we do! He went to the Tigers in the Greene trade, and has big-time power, and a sore neck from watching pitches get to the catcher’s mitt after he swings at them. He’s a Donkey-type:  K, HR, BB and occasional steal. Just cyclops’ing him in mixed leagues, but my shizz is squinting I’m watching so closely.

Martin Perez – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.80. I heard a Rangers’ reporter say ever since Perez starting pulling his socks up hitters have been putting a charge into the ball. See that, quitters do prosper.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in three games, which I know off the top of my head because I stupidly dropped Sano three games ago when he didn’t start, but I still have Marwin on my team like he’s ever been a thing!  Position eligibility ain’t winning you a league, Grey!

Ozzie Albies – 4-for-5, 3 runs, and his 16th and 17th homer, hitting .296.  Sports Contracts-2-Peruse dot org says Albies earned $170 between homers.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 29th homer, and third homer in three games. Rob Manfred announced Wednesday is National Stick A Dripping-With-Juice Straw In A Baseball Day.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, hitting .293. Tildaddy says he’s got too much on his plate to play with you. Cat’s in the Cradle, Tildaddy!  Cat’s in the Cradle!

Max Fried – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.11. The Braves better win the World Series this year, because next year’s regression to their starters is gonna be insane.

Charlie Culberson – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .333. More like Charlie Chubberson!

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.23. Sonavabench! Honestly, I don’t even know why I benched him. What were you thinking, Monday Grey, you big, dumb, handsome, stupid, sexy Fantasy Master Lothario!

Victor Caratini – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer. Before we high five and grab each other’s butts consensually, the Cubs signed Jonathan Lucroy, but real question, why?

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer.  After the trade of Castellanos, Schwarber’s fantasy value took a hit. Don’t kill the messenger, Joe Buck.

Ian Happ – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in three games. If you were to stack the number of “post”s in front of “hype breakout” for Happ, they would reach the moon.

Dustin May – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.18. The Pigment Dodger is shining bright because everywhere he goes he’s whiter than the next nearest person. He’s also a guy who I spent $600 on in FAAB this past weekend, so let’s get these 40 ace innings!

Alex Reyes – Feeling pain in his pectoral and his season is over for the third straight year. I’d say put him in a bubble, but I care for the future of bubbles. I’m a bubblist.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer, hitting .252. OZUNA gleeful when he hits a home run. OZUNA also gleek-ful. OZUNA spittle out of control.

Jack Flaherty – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.72. I think if you were to simulate 1,000 starts of Flaherty vs. the Dodgers, he’d get hit hard in 900 of them.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 21st homer.  Only two shortstops in history have 20+ homers at 20 years old — FTJ and A-Rod.  Fun the jewels!

Anthony Bass – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 3.26, and appears to be the M’s closer. I want you to do an experiment for me. Place your pants marbles on a scale. Now pick up Bass for your team. Have your marbles gotten bigger?

Kyle Seager – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Could be a light schmotato. Also, how bad is Corey that his Bro Seager is outproducing him?

Zach Plesac – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.13. See what happens when you’re polite?  You said Plesac, and you got it.  His parents should’ve named him, Gimme. Talk about mixed messages! His next start is ugly (vs. Sawx), but I don’t think you can drop him with how well he’s pitching.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-6, 3 runs and a double slam (15, 16) and legs (23), hitting .245.  Jo-Ram is going to get to a 20/35 season and be the least likely guy who maintained his 2nd round value, if you were polling people in June.

Willie Calhoun – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .291. Yes, I love Willie (hehe), but it’s driving me mad that the Rangers don’t play him every day. Free Willie!

Shawn Kelley – Activated from the IL. Rangers have good reason to want Leclerc to close the rest of the year (insane contract), so Kelley’s droppable. By the by, you can’t say Shawn without yawning.  Crazy, right?

Jason Vargas – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.09. Oh my God, the Mets are so Galaxy Brain’ing all of a sudden that they sent Vargas to the Phils to tank them and help the Mets further!

Zac Gallen – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.40. Luckily, the Marlins got rid of him so they could rebuild. Don’t want a 24-year-old ace weighing ya down!

Greg Holland – Designated for assignment. His assignment is to change his name to Derek Holland and try to sneak into the Cubs’ clubhouse.

  1. birrrdy!! says:
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    I think a bubblist would be someone who discriminates against bubbles. You may be, more aptly, a bubblophile.

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      But then what are we to call butt-implant enthusiasts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In the Museum of Fine Bubbles, I’m a docent and we’re bubblists, and “Hey, bubb,” is the highest form of respect

      • Andy Jerdon says:
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        Grey, I picked up Gurriel on July 1st and still have him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do we have a winner?! Anyway to show me a screenshot?

          • Andy Jerdon says:
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            E-mail or twitter?

          • Andy Jerdon says:
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            I sent a tweet to @Razzball with the screenshot. It was a wonderful evening with all of his RBI’s yesterday.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Andy! Your screenshot says July 3rd, and someone else has a screenshot of July 1st

              • Andy Jerdon says:
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                No sir. Gurriel on July 1st at 10:04 am by Goldschmidt Happends

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, then I’ll send you a shirt too… I’m going to email the jerfen_33 email you commented with to get your address/size etc — nice work!

                  • mthom42 says:
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                    Damn, I was close!!!

    • Campbell says:
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      I drafted Yuli and dropped him. Then I grabbed him again on 7/4. I can screen grab my draft /waiver results. Can I get a t-shirt and acookie. I will totally wear the hell out of that cookie and enjoy dunking that t-shirt in my coffee.

  2. jeffjam says:
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    Vlad The Fat Ass Guerrero Jr. si gonna be the third 20 or younger to hit 20 bombs. What ya think? By the by, 110-40-110-30-.330 or 130-50-130-0-.350?

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      30 sb is a lot
      I would have to take those

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are those his measurements?

  3. Seth says:
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    Isn’t Juan Soto still 20? He hit 22 bombs as a 19 year-old. 21 currently. Tatis Jr. is only a few months younger. Still, rare company.

    • Bob says:
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      What about trout, acuna, Harper. Going back Frank Robinson, mantle.

      • Dave D says:
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        Maybe he meant to say shortstop or infielder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m an idiot, it’s most HRs as a SHORTSTOP at age 20

      • Dave D says:
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        I had your back, Grey! ;-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I skipped an important word when conveying

  4. Another F'ing Jeff says:
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    I picked up Gurriel on July 5th in my CBS and haven’t looked back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re the closest, I’ll get your info for a shirt

      • Dave D says:
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        What if someone dropped him on June 30?

        I have never had a stake in Gurriel. I guess I can finally regret that now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, then you have to send me your shirt

  5. The Curly W's says:
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    I picked up Gurriel on June 27th in my 16 team dynasty league I’ve got with Ralph– and I have held Gurriel ever since. Given that we’re talking even a bit longer than July 1, I’m thinking you should send me a t-shirt and to make up for those extra days you owe me, you should take over the newly vacant team in the league as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re the closest, I’ll get your info for a shirt

      • The Curly W's says:
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        You missed the main ask!

  6. Angry Johnny says:
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    I actually picked up Yuli on July 7th so I was close to your July 1st date…
    Haven’t been able to attach the screenshot or link but I can certainly provide proof via email or an alternate form, if July 7th qualifies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      People above you were closer

  7. galica says:
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    Grey!!

    Loved the report!

    a. Higashioka in the dugout after he hit the HR was like, ‘The way I’ve been hitting, I’m not going to rush into my catcher apparel, f*ck it, I’m just going to go out there to catch without the catcher apparel.’ 2 HRs by Higashioka, that’s why the Hittertron was offline yesterday…’Trying to divide 2 by 0. Cannot compute, cannot compute…’

    b. Hiura 2020=top 100 or maybe more.

    c. FTJ >>>FTK. Don’t google it on your mom’s computer.

    d. I tried and my balls were reduced to the size of two small split peas. No more. He was lucky to get the double play to end it. Actually thought he was African American, then I remembered that was another Bass (Kevin). Sorry.

    e. Also on LeMahieu from yesterday….76 RBIs for the leaderoff hitter on August 7!!! There’s no way that will continue next year. Who knows?

    f. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 8

    Pardon my Sarong, 1942

    [The bus parks at a resort for the night. Abbott and Costello are in the lounge relaxing.]

    Abbott: Ah, boy, that was swell.

    Costello: One more?

    Abbott: No, one’s enough.

    Costello: I gotta go for another one.

    Abbott: Wait a minute. One’s enough.

    Costello: If you’re a sissy, I can’t help it. I like the stuff.

    Abbott: What do you mean?

    [Lou goes to the bar and overhears others makes their orders.]

    Person at the bar #1: Scotch and soda.

    Person at the bar #2: Cuba libra.

    Person at the bar #3: Make mine a brandy.

    Costello: Can’t handle it, huh?

    Person at the bar #3: Getting old.

    Costello: Not me, I got a hollow leg. [To the bartender] Fill it up again! My friend, Algy, don’t think I can handle this stuff. Thank you. Oh boy.! Whoo-whoo.!

    [The bartender gives Lou something that looks like Cool whip in a glass with a cherry on top. Of course Lou thinks it’s another alcoholic beverage.]

    Costello: I tell ya, when I go for this stuff, I really go for it.

    Abbott: I know, but one of those is enough.

    Costello: Nah!

    Abbott: Come on, let’s…Wait a minute, wait a minute. Take it easy.

    Costello: Get it out.

    [Lou gets carried away with the spoon and almost swallows it. Abbott intervenes.]

    Abbott: That would have cost fifty cents if you had swallowed that.

    Abbott is always the rational, pragmatic one.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha, nice

      B. For sure

      C. Yikes!

      D. HA — TMI

      E. No way!

      F. Awesome

  8. mthom42 says:
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    Hey Grey, picked up Yuli on 6/25… does close count in this game? Not sure how to insert a screen shot ;)

    Thanks for the great read as always

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yuli had 5 homers when I picked him up on June 20th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mthom42 — If you’re the closest, I’ll get your info for a shirt

      • mthom42 says:
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        I have Rudy’s email so sent to him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You weren’t the closest — sorry, man

          • mthom42 says:
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            No worries. I’m going to win some shirts by beating MB in a RCL league. Let the trash talking commence

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, nice!

  9. Mike says:
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    I picked up Yuli on 7/4, and Lourdes on 5/27. Will that count? Being close only counts in horseshoes and razzball t-shirt giveaways, right?

    • mthom42 says:
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      Yeah but it’s price is right rules so you can’t go over

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mike, If you’re the closest, I’ll get your info for a shirt

  10. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot, who wins says:
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    don’t forget about the 4-7 or so extra days that rendon after his pinch hit appearance 5 days from now till his DL stint, if it’s like last time out with that WAS franchise. i know they’re adjacent to the mess when you look at standings since division and all, but hopefully that kind of stuff doesn’t ooze into your medical staff.

    – jose ram’s ADP was something completely batshit like 4th overall (by fantasy pros averaged rankings anyway); i remember barely believing that back in march too, but it’s true.

    – i did trade blackman + profar (RIGHT before it was likely he was losing playing time, i was going to drop him anyway after this trade) for y.gurriel + paxton (had far too much OF needed value somewhere for blackman (or eloy or y.alvarez) in a 20 team dynasty. he actually had a decent amount of those crazy HR’s just before july 1st (i traded for him june 21st just to get a 3B in my lineup that played everyday) too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

      Yeah, Jo-Ram was insane ADP

      You traded Blackmon/Profar there? Wow, that’s a great trade in hindsight

      • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot, who wins says:
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        yeah i didn’t even think i was getting THAT much more when i asked for “i’ll throw in profar you throw in y.gurriel in addition to paxton for blackman” we both agreed blackmon was worth a bit more than paxton, so he was fine giving me that. on his team he didn’t even really need gurriel anyway, meanwhile i sure did (even BEFORE his HR binge) as profar was my only 3B, gallo having lost that. profar was def playing bad enough to lose playing time too. in that league my pitching situation also has gotten far better since, gallen and woodruff both dropped, somehow i was able to waiver both, and both of these after i lost skaggs. now when woodruff is back i have roark to drop, and roark is FAR better worst pitcher than archer was (dropped later when i acquired roark)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Worked out great!

  11. toolshed says:
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    Free Willy is right. If only he had a better glove, he’d play everyday or would he? The Rangers are idiots. They are going nowhere and still give a 37 year old pence regular at bats. Pence is only signed for the rest of this year and owed about $500k left of salary. What am I missing or are they just that stupid?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      They are just stoooopid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, completely dumb

    • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot, who wins says:
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      TEX isn’t only evaluators that said big willie couldn’t play 2B too well at all. LAD too, and they pretty much just threw him away for a rental. also pretty much any prospect evaluation of willie before he came up said his 2B def was garbage.

  12. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft ( Do wish it was dynasty) have Y Alvarez…F Tatis …L Gurriel jr & K Hiura all starting …who here do I thank for the heads up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

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    10 team 5×5 H2H keeper league with OBP and QS, which side are you taking:
    Senzel/Benintendi or Moncada/Syndergaard
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually…Hmm, tough call

        • Joe says:
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          Yeah, I’ve been going back and forth.

          Didn’t give any context earlier just b/c I was curious what people would think based only on the players and I didn’t want to take up too much space.

          But if it helps, I’d be sending Thor/Moncada and my team is currently: C – Garver, 1B – Olson, 2B – Albies, SS – Turner, 3B – Bregman, MI – Tatis, CI – Baez, OF – Bellinger, OF – Kepler, OF – Laurenao, OF – Buxton, UTIL – Sano, BN – Moncada, BN – Chapman, IL – Gallo, NA – Adell

          SPs: Nola, Thor, Kershaw, Bauer, May, Berrios, Giolito, ERod
          RPs: Hand, Yates, Martinez, Iglesias
          IL – Woodruff, Taillon

          I’m not hurting at SP so I can afford to lose someone since half my OF is injured. Based on our setup it’ll be hard to keep Thor and Nola. Other owner wants younger than Kershaw so he’s not an option to move. Giolito, Berrios, May and Bauer are all about $10+ cheaper than Nola/Thor. Anything better jump out? Even a 1 for 1 maybe?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            The bat of Benintendi is more stable than Moncada, which is why I said to go that way, it’s close tho — team context leads me to believe it’s still Benny side for you

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I like the Thor side.

  14. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    So, way too early for this question, but…
    You get 2 keepers out of:
    Tatis
    Treat Urner
    Mondesi

    Who are your 2 keepers out of these? It really seems like Tatis is a top-20 guy, but how does one choose between Turner and Mondesi when one could have both?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I would trade Tatis

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      But can’t go wrong with any of em

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Tony C says:
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    Pick 2 for H2H playoffs in September, Kipnis, Adames, Dan Santana or Urshela? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana, Urshela

  16. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    You’ve ensured that I’ll follow you for ANOTHER* 11 years** with the Nails name-drop.

    *Oh, even without the Dykstra ref, we both know I couldn’t quit you, Grey!

    **How long HAVE we been doing this? Do we talk about that? Could it be even longer than 11 years? Such a long road we’ve traveled.

    • bigbear says:
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      Hmm… I get a little fuzzy on the timing for me. Probably around 9-10 years ago for me at least.

      How long have you been running Razzball, Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I think it has been 11 years, ugh, we’re old — let’s nap now — not together!

      • erad says:
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        This site popped up during the writer’s strike right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It did, 2008

  17. Batman says:
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    A guy in my league picked up Gurriel on July 3rd. He’s also in last place by an impressive margin, take from that what you will.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s not easy to do

  18. Slappy Jack says:
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    I remember dropping Yuli for Maikel Franco in late April … good times

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ouch

    • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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      this was an easy decision when you made it.

  19. Donny B says:
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    At this point could you say who would be a better keeper option between Glasnow and Paddack next year for around the same 10th round value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack

  20. Jesse Librot says:
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    Needed pitching, and just traded Mercado for Flaherty. Steal?

    • Jesse LIBROT says:
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      btw, traded Mercado for Gallen a month ago, the guy dropped him, i picked up, now traded for Flaherty. Essentially traded Mercado for both Gallen and Flaherty!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nice trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  21. Cole says:
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    They got to stop telling Jeter the age of his players. 24? Yikes! What man would want you now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  22. Tom says:
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    I said all spring, with Dickwalter gone from Baltimore, if the new manager just leaves Mancini alone and doesn’t jerk him up and down the line-up his numbers will be fine, tada.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly!

      • LaRockakis says:
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        Mancini!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mancini!

  23. J-Money says:
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    Whatup Grey,

    Urshela, Dickerson, or Choo in an OPS league ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Urshela

      • J-Money says:
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        Thanks DT. Think Folty provides value down the stretch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urshela —

      Nah on Folty

      • J-Money says:
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        Thanks Grey…any low-owned pitchers that you’re cyclopsing/targeting for the playoff push?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sanchez? Smyly? Civale?

          • J-Money says:
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            Thanks man, assuming you’d rather roster Civale over Folty?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

              • J-Money says:
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                Thanks man. One more…in a 12 team OPS league, who is the odd man out: Willie Calhoun, Isan Diaz, or Dickerson?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Calhoun

  24. Steamin Beamen says:
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    On July 3 I was debating between Yuli and Tyler O’Neill…I went O’Neill. *insert crying emoji*

    Question…I got offered Isan Diaz for my Seth Lugo.

    Not a holds league, and I’m in dire need of saves. Picked Lugo up on the hope he would become the closer but that doesn’t look like it’s happening.

    I also have a lot of bench bats that’s are just aight (Travis Demeritte, J.D. Davis, Luke Voit, Domingo Santana, Austin Riley, Willy Adames, Trent Grisham). Those aren’t all bench bats but to get an idea of who I’m deciding about playing each day and why I have so many bench bats.

    Also this is a keeper league and Isan would be a 12 round keeper, who would drop down to a 10th round keeper.

    Would you accept this trade?

    Thanks as always!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, doesn’t sound like you need Lugo but also not sure why you need so many bats

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Well Luke Voit is probably done for the year, Austin Riley is hurt now and wasn’t playing everyday, and Domingo sucks too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Diaz

  25. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Better Catcher option: D’Arnauld or Will Smith?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Willy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. Mikey says:
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    Grey –
    Looking for a bat, position irrelevant, for depth and potential plug in. Please rank based on safest for playing time. Please include a second ranking based on upside. I play in an H2H Points League. Thank you.

    • Mikey says:
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      Probably helpful if I include the list of players.
      Grisham, Aquino, Osuna, Happ, P. Reyes, Parra

      Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them, but flip Happ with Osuna

      • Mikey says:
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        Thank you, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. bigbear says:
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    Chris Davis – my working theory is that the O’s are playing a game of chicken with Davis. O’s are trotting him out there every day to see if he’ll be humiliated enough to cut a deal to buy out the last 4 years. I’m just not sure who blinked last night.

    I imagine one of these days Acuna makes a run at the #1 hitter in fantasy. Trout and Yelich may need to have off years for that though…

    Sano or Urshela?

    Catcher scab on the left knee is itching – Caratini or d’Arnaud?
    Catcher scab on the right knee is itching too – Caratini or Smith?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Urshela, could see going Sano if you just need power but no slam dunk there

      Smith, d’Arnaud

      • bigbear says:
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        Thanks DT. Was on the fence with Urshela…

        Just looked at Caratini’s minor league stats. No thanks. I’ll stick with Smith and d’Arnaud. Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  28. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I picked up YuGu on July 1 – proof here: https://we.tl/t-wcKnvgV52v. Btw, I also picked him up off waivers in my other league on July 5!

    I am not a witch – just caught fantasy lightning in a bottle in two different leagues! It’s been a fun ride.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, impressive! Okay, you were the 1st one with the exact date to comment, so you win… Is the email you commented with here your actual emaiL? If so, I can email you, if not give it to me

      • Eric says:
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        Awesome! Yep, that’s the best email address. Thanks a lot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

    W. Smith
    Hoskins
    Hiura
    Arenado
    Machado
    E. Rosario
    Benintendi
    McNeil
    Util: Suarez
    Util: Isan Diaz
    DL: Mondesi, Buxton

    Castillo, Paxton, Ed. Rodriguez, Lucchesi, Marquez. Yarbrough, DeSclafani, Nova
    Kennedy, LeClerc, Giles, Jimenez
    DL: Stripling

    Good morning

    Drop Iman for..?
    W. Myers, R. Nunez, B. Anderson, Braun

    Drop any P for..?
    Quintana, Bass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

      Nova for Quintana

  30. Bum Gardener says:
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    I know what SON says, but for streaming purposes on Saturday, who should we trust more? Asking because a playoff berth could rely on this decision, final week of regular season for me.

    Adam Wainwright vs Pittsburgh
    Vince Velasquez @ San Francisco

    • Bum Gardener says:
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      Should add in Aaron Sanchez @ BAL, but still not sure if I can jump back on that bandwagon yet?

      • knucks says:
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        With those option and matchups, its mos def Sanchez for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  31. Joe says:
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    10 team H2H keeper w/OBP and QS, which side are you taking:
    Senzel/Benintendi or Moncada/Syndergaard

    Thanks!

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      Moncada side – Senzel with the vertigo thing tips it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, this is tough, I answered above

  32. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You streaming any of these guys over the next couple days? QS league.

    Cal Quantrill vs. COL
    Eric Lauer vs. COL
    Emoticon @ SF
    Velasquez @ SF

    Also, Snell is on waivers. He seems to be getting ready to start a throwing program. Is he worth a shot for a few playoff starts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream all of them in right circumstances

      Sure, try Snell

  33. RotoSlayer says:
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    I picked up Yuli July 3rd, best FA pickup Ive had in the past few seasons. I’m really not sure if that’s good or bad…lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, awesome! Someone nailed it on July 1st exactly, so they won

  34. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    I picked up Yuli on Jun 29th (before it was cool) and have held him. Willing to provide the Yahoo transactions page that can prove it if needed.

    Alternately, I’m less willing to be bound and thrown in Salem Harbor to prove I won’t float and am therefore not a fantasy baseball witch. Jharel Cotton Mather, be damned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone nailed it on July 1st exactly, so they won — but you can still be a witch

  35. I'm Treinen My Best says:
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    I picked up Yuli June 26th, just before the 1st!

    • I'm Treinen My Best says:
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      Oh, and I also owned Lourdes Gurriel Jr. since May too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You are a Gurriel witch soothsayer! Someone nailed it above on July 1st exactly, so they won

  36. Steve says:
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    Max Fried’s line should’ve been much better. He was near untouchable for 5 innings then ran into trouble in the 6th when he was lifted for Luke Jackson, who allowed 2 of Fried’s baserunners to score on two straight doubles.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I did see that too

  37. Moonraker7 says:
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    My Whit Merrifield and Will Smith (RP) for Altuve? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit, but fair

  38. HappyJax says:
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    Lux gonna get the call? There are rumblings…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have not heard those rumblings, but I guess it’s possible

  39. Bos says:
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    Urshela or Tauchman ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I really like Tauchman

  40. knucks says:
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    So I didn’t get the 0 for 11 from the Eloy doubleheader the other day… he got a few hits. He was 0 for 7 at one point though!

    Anyways, turns out that the combo of Odor/Mazara yesterday had my back… a combined 0 for 14 yesterday. Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, I own all of those schmohawks too

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      I picked up Yuli on July 6th. Ugh, I never win any free t shirts.

      To answer your Lucroy question, the Cubs picked him up because he’s better than Taylor Davis, whose entire success at the plate is dependent on swinging and hoping the ball is in his swing path.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s fair on Davis, I hope he doesn’t cut into Caratini PT

  41. Moonraker7 says:
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    My Whit Merrield and Will Smith (RP) for Altuve? Thanks, hope everyone has a great day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  42. Shazam says:
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    On June 26th I trade Moncada for Jose Ramirez…thanks to the recommendation of the trade analyzer on this site…and I couldn’t be happier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  43. hankg says:
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    Couple of lineup-related questions –

    Would you drop either of Ozuna or Chapman to pick up Soler or Mercado?

    Also, would you drop Rosario for either Odor or Didi?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah on 1st

      Didi sounds fine

  44. Larry says:
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    Been holding Mallex for steals. I know he got 1 last night but can’t seem to get on base enough. Looking at punting steals and dropping him for

    C. Dickerson
    Willie Calhoun
    Sano for power

    Just need best overall player. Would hold and hope Mallex figures it out or move on. Who would you replace him with if moving on

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All different things here, I’d say Willie is BAO

  45. Curious George says:
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    Like you said, the rangers have money interests tied up in leclerc. But did you see Emmanuel clase?! Any chance he gets an extended look in the 9th? Or is he like andres Munoz on the padres just stuck in the wings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Like Munoz

  46. jwo71974 says:
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    I picked up Guriel on July 6th and have held him since. Close enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, someone nailed it above on July 1st exactly, so they won

  47. red says:
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    5×5 roto redraft, 10 teams, for ROS, choose one

    1. C: Grandal or garvar ?
    2. 1B: Hoskins, hosmer or olson?
    3. 2B: biggio or hiura
    4. need SB guy: mercado, a.rosario, or t.anderson?
    5. SP: maeda or m.fried?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Garver

      2. Rhys

      3. Hiura

      4. Anderson

      5. Fried

  48. saint says:
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    Hello Grey and DT,

    12 Team 6×6 H2H OPS QS 3 OF Redraft Daily

    With 2.5 weeks left in my regular season before playoffs I have a couple of strategy questions.

    My staff includes Verlander, Cole, Wheeler, Flaherty, Gallen, Aaron Sanchez, Canning IL, Pineda IL,
    (D. Norris, streaming this week for 2 starts) Weaver IL.

    Chapman, Doolittle, Bradley

    1) Assuming Pineda and Canning are back sooner than later, do you like to go with 9 SP’s and 3 RP’s or should I grab either Bass or Leclerc and go with 8 and 4?

    2) Either way I would have reduce my bats to only one bench bat when the time comes. Who would you lose to help keep 12 arms and reduce bat decisions?

    C Narvaez
    1B Olson
    2B K. Marte SS-OF
    SS Story
    3B Suarez
    OF Yelich
    OF Brantley
    OF Yordan
    UT McNeil 2B-3B-OF
    BE Domingo
    BE Urshela

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. 9/3

      2. Lose Urshela

      • saint says:
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        Thanks Grey

  49. CMUTIMMAH says:
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    Random thoughts:

    Actually watch Gallen’s start. Dude has legit movement, and exceptional pitch location for a 24 year old. I think he’s just scratching the surface still because he still has a propensity to over throw on occasion taking away from his movement. He looks like an actor playing a pitcher. MLB strength trainers could definitely strengthen him up a bit and help him build stamina. Arizona should be stoked.

    I am calling it now. In 6 months, Grey will be giving his Travis Demeritte fantasy written while floating on a boogie board in a kiddie pool filled with KY jelly where he compares Demeritte to Khris Davis. This post will end with mentioning he’s an older prospect, and screaming “You’re my boy blue!”

    How is it possible that Fernando Tatis JR (FTJ) didn’t get dubbed an acronym for “Free the Juice?”

    Ian Desmond vs AJ Pollock rest of season? Weekly league, tight roster, so streaming desmond at home not an option…

    Is Caratini a dumpster fire defensively? Because his bat appears to play quite well…

    The Yankees had more HRs from non-starters LAST NIGHT than the Tigers have had by non-starters all season. “Detroit Tiger fantasy options” is in itself a statement that’s a Non-starter.

    Brendan McKay, unlike Dylan McKay, is a force that’s alive and well. I hate that they constantly pull him after 5. He was at 85 pitches. He’s a man, GD it! Treat him like one. Let him get to 95 at least.

    Greg Holland’s released. Isn’t that Veird!?! Austin Powers resets are great, but I’ve learned that completely whiff on Millennials. I get a LOT of weird looks at work when quoting movies now-a-days, but I continue to do it, because it’s not for THEM. It’s for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen — exactly! He looks awesome

      Haha, could be on Travis

      Free the juice! Ha!

      Pollock if healthy

      Tigers — wow!

      Totally on McKay, looked great, just missed a few times

      Veird indear’d

    • bigbear says:
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      Alright, alright, alright! It’s like you have ESPN or something! Millennials may take our jobs, but they’ll never take… our quotes!

      #90squotes>10squotes
      #cana>beina#?
      #dont#anddrive

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Eat these pop culture references, millennials!

        • CMUTIMMAH says:
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          Where are our quotes going? NOWHERE! Where they going? NO-WARRREEEEE

          Funny you went with the “Alright Alright Alight” line after I said that, because I have been saying to those chitlins – “Do you know what that quote is from? No? You’d be a lot cooler if you diiiiiidddd!”

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA, yeah, man! Drag em!

  50. Gotime says:
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    Thinking of dropping Jimenez (Det) for Urshela as insurance for Rendon if he can’t go next week (H2H weekly). Plus Yankees are at home 4 games vs Orioles next week. Slam dunk right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Slam dunk

  51. billiejak says:
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    Picked up Gurriel on the 29th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone nailed it above on July 1st exactly, so they won

      • CMUTIMMAH says:
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        I looked at matchups for the game against German Marquez – I saw that Gurriel has killed Marquez head to head.

        I told myself, I said “self, you need to not overthink this” and still started German. Not my best conversation with myself I’ve ever had.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I heard similar things in my head

  52. Curious George says:
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    Thoughts on what jo-rams ADP will look like next year? Your 2020 Jo-Ram ADP vs 2020 ESPN ADP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess around 20, which it should’ve been this year — and maybe similar on ESPN, I’d guess they’re too low next year as they try to make up for this year

  53. MB says:
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    Was offered Kyle Tucker, Vidal Brujan, and George Valera for Walker Buehler. Am I getting enough back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  54. c says:
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    Picked up Yuli in late-June as a replacement for crappy Harrison Bader (moving Mancini from CI to OF). Dude’s been legit. I already have a 50 shades razzball tshirt, but thanks anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Someone nailed it above on July 1st exactly, so they won

  55. david arquilla says:
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    Picked up Lourdes Gurriel on June 22nd, still got him
    Picked up Yuli on July 7th……

    and dropped him for Jorge Alfaro on July 10th!

    DoH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

  56. Fish says:
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    Would you stream either (or both) Gio Gonzalez (vs. TEX)and/or Drew Smyly (@ SF) tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  57. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Bench bat. Hyura (my assumption); Sano; Pollock; Josh Bell; or Kingery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Next choice (Sano; Pollock; Bell; or Kingery)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bell

  58. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Best keeper for the next five years after this season:

    Eloy 7th round
    Hiura 2nd round
    Syndegaard 1st round
    Blackmon 4th round

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

  59. One of Five says:
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    Who would you rather have as a keeper for next year in a 12 team H2H league/QS: Glasnow or Snell? Both are on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  60. Yellow says:
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    Drop Giles for Bradley? Lugo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  61. Fogimon says:
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    I clearly missed when you 1st donned Fernando Tatis Jr his nickname, but every time I read it I wonder what the heck it means.

    Can you enlighten me, Fun the jewels? What on Earth is that supposed to mean?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      RTJ is Run the Jewels — he’s FTJ — Fun the Jewels

      • Fogimon says:
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        Killa Mike. ok, got it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  62. Andy Jerdon says:
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    No sir. Gurriel on July 1st at 10:04 am by Goldschmidt Happends. Sent the screenshot on Twitter and Facebook.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, you got it… I emailed you at jerfen_33 for your address, shirt preference etc

  63. Fogimon says:
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    Fun fact to those who might think their fantasy season is over……

    In 2017 I picked up a young masher named Rhys Hoskins on August 13th. He hit 18 HR for me that year.

    LOTS OF BASEBALL

    I’d say you are still in striking distance in a roto league if you are 40 HR, 70 RBI, and 70 Runs behind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great point!

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      I thought my season was over until I picked up the masher Luis Urias. Pretty much cheat mode trophy winner

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

  64. Bob Riley says:
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    Re: Rendon – “This should lead to him sitting out for five games, getting a pinch-hit opportunity, then hitting the IL for two weeks.”

    As a Nats fan, it almost brings tears to my eyes – YOU GET IT!!! They mismanage injuries and lie about it. Drives ya crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly

  65. Dave D says:
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    As far as our highlighted player goes, if he ever gets into an inter league game against Baltimore and hits I foresee a headline such as “Michael Confront(s) O’s”

    Just sayin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  66. raylansdad says:
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    Kingery or Ahmed Rosario ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery, but prolly coin flip

  67. Tom James says:
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    I traded Yuli about that time. Does that count?

  68. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I picked up Yuli on July 6th. Ugh, I never win any free t shirts.

    To answer your Lucroy question, the Cubs picked him up because he’s better than Taylor Davis, whose entire success at the plate is dependent on swinging and hoping the ball is in his swing path.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s fair on Davis, I hope he doesn’t cut into Caratini PT

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        He probably will to more of an extent than Davis, and we are also dealing with Crazy Joe here. He was disproportionately excited about Lucroy when they talked to him about it yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I don’t trust it at all

  69. Lindorphins says:
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    Sorry for the late post but wondering who you like more ROS between Mercado and Kingery. Looking to flip one for a starter before my league’s trade deadline.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado, pretty close tho

  70. KrazyIvan says:
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    Sup Grey,

    Finally back from vacation. What are your thoughts on buying Josh Bell at lowest price in months? Is he just another streaky hitter or is this just a slump of a really good hitter?

    Nice Conforto is picking up the slack because when Dahl got hurt I thought my OF was shot. Thing about Confortos streaks is that he has the purest swing from the left side and should be able to dominate. Just enjoy while it lasts I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Bell is somewhere between April/May Bell and this — so I could see buying him low, if price is decent

  71. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Hiura!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Again? Already? Or is this carryover Hiura!!!!!! from last night?

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Carryover!!!

        Brewers have the day off today :o)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice!

  72. Harley Earl says:
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    But, speaking of Hiura, I did want to throw this out there …

    After Keston launched his second bomb of the night, the Pirates proceeded to bean him in his next at-bat. Now on to my point …

    The Pirates are the dirtiest effing team in MLB. I can’t stand them. That bastard Clint Hurdle needs to have his eyes gouged out. He’s an F’n jerk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C**nt Hurdle is the worst, this is true

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Thank you! Somebody needed to say it!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes!

  73. 183414 says:
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    7 1/2 weeks to go and grinding away. Presently have Hicks on the bench. Considering Tauchman and Urshela as a replacement, as we still have no definitive gate for Hicks’ return.
    So, Tauchman v. Urshela, r.o.s., with a strong need for s.b.s.
    Also please rank Dixon, Nunez, Urshela for r.o.s., with s.b.’s my strongest need.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tauchman

      Urshela, Nunez — do any of these guys steal?

      • 183414 says:
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        Dixon can steal a few. No on Nunez and Ursula.

  74. normgi says:
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    Need to make move so I can replace Buxton with Snell on DL.

    Cut Braun. Who to pick up — Kipnis or Sano (my preference)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Braun — Sano

  75. DLev45 says:
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    12 team 5×5 H2H (6 keepers)

    My current staff:

    SPs: Cole, Buehler, Clevinger, Quintana, Gallen, Fiers, Ed-Rod
    RPs: Chapman, Martinez, Bradley, Robles, LeClerc

    Is this too SAGNOF-closer-heavy in a saves only league? If so, who would you drop?

    Caliber of SPs on the wire: May, McKay, Mikolas, Maeda, Tehran, Gibson, Sanchez, Lopez, Quantrill, Woj, Velasquez, Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Leclerc — Grab May, or stream

  76. G says:
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    Better and safer stream option – Shark vs Philly or Roark @CWS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  77. DLev45 says:
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    12 team 5×5 H2H

    Odor or Tauchman?

    I grabbed Odor as a bench/fill-in when he was a hot schmotato, but he is 0/13 in his last 4 and now Tauchman is lighting it up and also getting bags.

    Other OFs are Hoskins/JDM/Benintendi/Conforto/Dom Santana/Mercado.

    Other 2nd-eligible guys are DJ/Baez/Muncy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tauch

  78. Richard says:
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    Pick up Ty France ?
    Drop Urias?
    Drop Hampson?

    NL only league. Fighting for relevance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Hampson

  79. Goldirocks says:
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    Hi Grey; keeper quesion.
    12 team 5×5 keeper keep forever league – standard categories. Young middle pack team with main weakness being pitching.
    Would you trade Benintendi, prospect Brendan Rodgers and a 1st round 2020 pick for Gerrit Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  80. Drew says:
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    Would you move Mondesi for Hand in a 16-team OPS keeper that counts NSVH?

    Currently got McNeil at 2B and SBs are covered with Tatis, JRam, Yelich, and Marte. My RPs are Diaz, Vazquez, Oberg, Hendricks, and Kahnle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  81. Drew says:
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    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  82. Dodger Blues says:
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    The umpire must have bet the Dodgers yesterday becasue May got every call off the plate. He looked way worse than the stat line. When he threw a ball, he spun it straight into the ground. Hopefully he can be an ace but I doubt it, at least this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha, but his stuff looks good… It May not happen this year

      • Dodger Blues says:
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        Looks like he’s going to face Miami next week which is obviously an excellent matchup.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, love that

  83. Moonraker7 says:
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    Hope this doesn’t end up a double post.Is my Muncy, Olson, Yonder and Liam Hendricks for his Bellinger and Stanton wishful thinking? How about for only Bellinger? Feel better when I run things by this board before I do anything rash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like wishful thinking for Cody but can try it

  84. Trust the Process says:
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    Grey.. good stuff… rebuilding team in 12 team dynasty … am I crazy for trading Bell for Abreu and Brujan? Value continues to plummet… My farm is loaded and I have Alonso too .. thank you as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy

  85. Dane says:
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    Hey Grey. You’ll get a kick out of this one.

    I’m in first (12-5) but haven’t clinched a playoff spot yet. Guess i’ll be limping in, because my team now consists of 6 DL players. I’m running a freaking hospital.

    B. Woodruff
    D. Price
    C. Kimbrel
    D. Dahl
    J. Gallo
    B. Snell

    Also have Yelich who is apparently dealing with an injury and could go on the IL. This is insane! Only have 2 DL spots and 5 bench spots so I have no depth to my roster right now.

    Playoffs week 1 is Sept 9, champ week is Sept 16. You dropping anyone to gain some depth? Or would you hold on to them in hopes that they come back early Sept and help me in playoffs? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn! I’d lose Woodruff and Dahl if not a keeper

  86. Trader says:
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    Traded Wheeler and, as a throw-in, Yuli for J Turner and Myers. Possibly my worst trade ever. We all were so down on Yuli and his .270 average with no power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, yeah, I hear ya

  87. florida jack says:
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    tauchman or domingo santana

    tauchman or grisham

    start 1 H2H points

    d german at toronto or hamels at cinn

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo… Tauch… Domingo, both are decent tho

  88. Cohen says:
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    Grey, too many injuries
    Need to drop a starter?
    Corbin
    Bieber
    Giolito
    Flaherty
    Paddack
    Yu
    Im thinkin Yu

    • Cohen says:
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      I forgot i got Caleb Smith too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu

  89. the tone ranger says:
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    is muncy a top 50 bat now? like in a keeper league? I know last year he burst on the scene and people were questioning it. has he shown enough where we expect him to consistently go in round 4/5 of a 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a top 50 bat

      • the tone ranger says:
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        well now! thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  90. normgi says:
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    Catcher: Garver or Will Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

  91. dau says:
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    castellanos, kingery or urshela?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  92. dau says:
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    drop kingery or cast 4 urshela? better to phrase it this way–sorry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  93. Art Vandelay says:
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    Hey Grey, about to start H2H categories (normal 5×5) playoffs, and need a roster spot. Which of these OFs would you ditch: Heyward, Pederson, Dickerson, Willie Calhoun. I think Pederson and Dickerson are sort of cumulative as lefty power bats who might need to be platooned, so I’m thinking maybe one of those two? Any advice appreciated. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  94. normgi says:
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    Bench bat – Lots of available/flawed options: Willie Calhoun (part time); Pollock (always DTD); Kingery (2nd half BA); and Bichette (little MLB history). Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bichette

  95. Edgar Gonzalez says:
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    Who would be better in a 5×5 standard league, Matt Carpenter or Paul DeJong? In need of a 2nd baseman cuz Mondesi is out and I have G. Torres at SS. I know that Carpenter will get more runs but DeJong will prolly get more rbi. Who will be better rest of the way??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong

  96. Ralphy says:
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    Drop Shawn Kelley for Teheran, Plesac, Arrieta, McKay, Porcello, DeScalafini, Smyly, Smeltzer, Quantril, Luzardo or Dustin May? 50 move limit so ROS in mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May for next few weeks, then Plesac or someone else

      • Ralphy says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Ralphy says:
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        Damn it May just got picked up! Should I go Plesac?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, but his next two starts suck

  97. Mitch Garver Owner says:
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    Mitch Garver is 5th on the Twins in batting average (.274), 4th in HR (21), and 2nd both OPS (.975) and slugging (.619), trailing on Nelson Cruz. He is also homering at the same rate as Cruz (every 10 at bats).

    Yet he is 11th in the games played (62/114) and 10th in at bats (215).

    Why the hell is your 2nd best hitter, at best, or 5th best hitter, at worst, a part-timer?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No teams play their catchers every game

      • Mitch Garver Owner says:
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        Of course not, but plenty of teams play their catchers in more than half of their games. He has only played in 6 of the last 12.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, true, they love Castro’s glove, I guess

          • Mitch Garver Owner says:
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            Evidently.

            Garver is superior in every hitting category by a good bit, including all the sabers. His WAR is 2.7 to Castro’s 0.8, and yet they are basically splitting time equally.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh yeah, Castro’s not good w/ the bat but they have so many bats without Garver

  98. Tavern says:
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    Thoughts on dropping either Taylor Rodgers or Liam Hendricks for Zac Gallen? 12 team redraft points league with 9 pitcher spots, can be either SP or RP but only have 12 starts per week. Right now I have 8 SPs and those two RPs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess Rogers, but they’re both great

  99. toolshed says:
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    Senzel or Margot ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  100. Cohen says:
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    Osuna or JD Davis ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  101. Bax says:
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    Would you add Lux or J.D. Davis in either league over the following

    League 1

    Mercado
    Tauchman
    DeJong

    League 2

    Eloy
    Tauchman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure who you’re dropping here

      • Bax says:
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        Probably no one. Just checking your temp on those two

  102. lubey says:
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    Gio G vs Tex or Aaron Sanchez @ Balt?

    Hunting a W/QS which makes me lean Sanchez, but not sure whether to buy in yet.

    SON has Gio @ 12.2 and Sanchez @ 0.6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both are decent, I’d give Sanchez a whirl

    • lubey says:
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      FWIW, SON has Gio at 0.46 and 0.37 and Sanchez at 0.5 and 0.39 for QS and W respectively

  103. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is Rhys Hoskins worth anything in redraft? He has been struggling for a while now. I was offered him for A. Mondesi.

    Thanks!

    And why do all my hitters who don’t start a game hit a HR in their only pinch hit AB on my bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know about pinch hit homers, killing me

      I’d take Rhys in a redraft for Mondesi

  104. erad says:
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    So you’re saying this was a good week to pick up Gio and Tauchman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apparently

  105. Juubaka says:
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    Should I drop Newman for McMahon, or Kipnis? Mondesi is suppose to be my 2nd basemen..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  106. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    14 teamer with QS, holds, OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added. thank god price was hurt again probably from video games, otherwise WTF lately. i’m losing SP at very fast clip, good thing we have 8 DL slots. ryu back sunday will have to drop somebody for him (a hitter, i just added jd davis since he’s been kicking ass and vanmeter has been losing playing time, but doing well when he’s playing, his steals and OPS are tremendous)
    C DTD’ arnaud
    1B goldy
    2B chavis (1-3B)
    SS treat urner
    3B jd davis (LF)
    MI semien
    CI jelly donut
    LF brantley
    CF kingery (3B/LF)
    RF puig
    OF franmil (didn’t realize how cold he’s been for at least a month when i added him, RF)
    util (1) otani
    BN mckay (espn so i have both), kiermaier (CF), vanmeter (3B/LF), kipnis (for chavis’ frequent off days, plus he’s been real good for a few weeks now)
    DL: stanton (LF/RF), molina, andujar
    SP: bieber, wheeler, lamet (playing well enough to not be the streamer spot here), quantrill (streamer), mckay, gibson, yarbrough, carmart (in SP slot)
    RP (max 5): bradley, britton, rogers, giles, watson
    DL: ryu, hill, price, kimbrel, dyson

    so i gotta drop one out of franmil (i’d have no backup RF for when puig is out), kiermaier (but no CF when kingery is out), vanmeter here for ryu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      VanMeter

  107. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    (Thanks for convincing me on Bichette in two leagues); he’s still available in another league where I’m rostering Semien.
    Bichette or Semien?

  108. krazyivan says:
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    Why does Kyle Gibson look amazing one week and then look like a deer in headlights the next? He is the most frustrating SP to own.

  109. Nightpandas says:
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    Anything to see with Ian Happ? Or just a hot schmotato

  110. Fleecex says:
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    Can you rank Eloy, Aquino, Gardner and I. Happ?

    Looking to grab a hot bat in a redraft

  111. Fleeced says:
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    Can you rank Eloy, Aquino, I.Happ, and Gardner for a redraft?

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