Michael Conforto left yesterday’s game on a swing and miss that dislocated his shoulder and a posterior capsule tear.  Dude fell like he was punched in the face by the Ghost of Muhammad Ali.  Anyone know if the Ghost of Muhammad Ali was at the game?  Float like a butterfly in a sheet…  Ever hear about the three drunk ghosts?  They were three sheets to the wind.  Take it, Highlights!  It’s yours!  This doesn’t sound good for Conforto.  Reports are saying he’s likely done for the year.  Taking over for Conforto will likely be Brandon Nimmo.  Laura Holt just gave you her Brandon Nimmo fantasy, as if she had some sort of premonition about Conforto.  Oh my god, she’s a witch!  Hand her a refrigerator and she if she floats!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jeurys Familia – Will return from the DL on Friday.  Hide your women and children!  Literally, not being metaphorical.  Can that be metaphorical?

Yoenis Cespedes – 2-for-3 and his 17th homer.  The Human Cespedes crushed that homer 440 feet, or a little over four of him.

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.06, as he was activated from the concussion DL.  It’s so nice to have him back I will now do the Dance of Joy with Cousin Larry.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  When I said in the preseason Yelich wouldn’t hit many home runs this year, I didn’t have in mind that there would be this many homers in the majors, so, technically, I’m not wrong on Yelich.  Talked myself into that one!

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, and his 2nd homer in four games.  Is there a lot of home runs in the majors, Our Commissioner Manfred?  Realmuto has 16 homers, you tell me.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 47th homer.  The Marlins are hitting so many home runs recently Giancarlo must be rubbing off on them.  *gulps*  When we say he’s rubbing off on them, what is he wearing?  Is there massage oil involved?  Thongs?

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Rhyeezy, Rhyeezy, Rhyeezy is so accomplished, you can talk a lot of shizz, but just look at the numbers.  Facts (Charlie Heat version)!

Tommy Joseph – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, and 3rd homer in four games.  I know, Rhysus is our bae, but ToJo looks like he’s got his hot schmotato on.

Nick Williams – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .293.  Hasn’t been exactly flashy with power and speed, and won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but Williams has been hitting third and filling the counting stats categories.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 24th homer, hitting .286.  This was his 2nd homer in the past three games.  Maybe we’re seeing the reemergence of 1st half Dickerson in the 2nd half.  Though, I get the shudders, when I think about Co-Dick’s ugly splits.  (Keep in mind, Co-Dick is also what Siamese Twins call their equipment.)

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  Crazy thing about catchers (not that crazy), you can have two great months and finish near the top of the rankings for catchers, because there’s so few of them that do anything.  With that said, G. Love and the Special Sanchez looks a lot like a 2nd half hitter.

Brett Gardner – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .257.  Yesterday, he hit four singles for the Juan Pierre cycle!

Michael Fulmer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.69.  Not many Ks for Fulmer vs. the Yankees, considering Judge is always good for at least one.  Hater!

Justin Upton – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 27th homer.  I get the sense that people don’t realize how good Upton has been this year, and it feels like he is going to be underrated next year, which, of course, means he’ll have one of those years where he’s unownable for three months.

Jose Iglesias – 3-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 7th steal, and hit his 7th homer the night before.  Hot schmotato alert!

Miguel Cabrera – Ejected for starting a fight with Austin Romine.  Member when Miggy was the most dangerous hitter in baseball?  Now he can’t even connect off Austin Romine’s head.

James McCann – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .259.  It would’ve worked out if you accidentally drafted James McCann instead of Brian and Melky instead of Miggy.

Jake Arrieta – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  With a modest September, he’s going to finish the year with 16 wins, 3.60 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 175 Ks in 192 IP.  Like my Jewish grandmother would’ve said, it could be worse.

Ian Happ – 1-for-2 and his 19th homer.  All jokes aside — has there been jokes?  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice! — does Happ homer every time he plays? Prorating his stats to 540 ABs, a very conservative AB count, he would have 40 HRs and 15 SBs.  Haha, WUT.

Carlos Martinez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.48.  On the surface, he’s close with Arrieta.  But coal mining’s back in vogue, so we’re drilling down!  Martinez beats Arrieta easily in every conceivable way under the surface, and we’ve struck oil!  Can I rub it on Giancarlo?

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-3 and his 22nd home run.  Oh, you best believe he will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you don’t have to wait for that.  Or do you?!  No, you don’t.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Was thinking of this yesterday during the Hurricane Harvey hoopla.  Do they reuse hurricane names?  Also, you know how names come in and out of favor?  Two hundred years ago, Rufus was a popular name.  Hurricane Rufus may have existed then, would have a harder time getting its moment in the sun (rain) now.  With that said, how many Y names before Hurricane Yasmani?  Well, I’m glad I asked!  (Yes, there’s more; hey, it was a short schedule day.)  So, it seems like York and Yolanda are the only Y names the Hurricane Center is currently using.  Every 25th hurricane is Yolanda or York.  Not sure why this is, or why this fascinated me.  I feel like Andy Rooney right now.   Or Bania.  You have 15 minutes of hurricanes!  Why’s it a hurricane?  Why not, “Hurry, rain!”

Chris Taylor – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, and his 15th steal, hitting .313.  You know who Taylor is?  Whit Merrifield.  And Merrifield is Taylor.  They’re the Denard Span/Ben Revere of white people.

Zach Britton – An MRI showed no damage in his knee.  It did show a fidget spinner.  Weird.  Obviously, I’d own Brad Brach, just in case.

Chris Sale – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.88.  There must’ve been a sale on Sale yesterday for the Indians.  I believe they call that scalping.

Mitch Moreland – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homer.  That’s his 2nd and 3rd homer in two games.  Mr. Moreland risin’, gonna keep on risin’.

Mookie Betts – Left yesterday’s game with a bruised knee after crashing into the right field wall.  That’s why Austin Jacks0n just goes over the wall.  Upside down.

Trevor Bauer – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.59.  If you’re like me, you started Bauer against the Red Sox because he had been pitching so well, but you weren’t thrilled about it.  So whew indeed.  His next start on the Stream-o-Nator is a “no thank you,” and I’m ready to move on in shallower leagues.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 33rd homer, hitting .345 on the Indians, and .267 overall.  They call him Bruce!  Or as he screams, “Jay or call me Bruce!”

Yandy Diaz – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .230.  If someone were to come along and tell me the Indians’ catcher, Yan Gomes, changed his name to Yandy Diaz, I’d be like, “Oh.  Cool,” and totally believe it.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and 3rd homer in the last five games.  This guy has a power-hitter complex, right?  I mean, I don’t mind the homers, but steal a base once in a while!

Jose Berrios – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.04.  He can still throw about thirty more innings, but I’d love to see the Twins shut him down even earlier.  Of course, I don’t own him.  Be more conservative with someone else’s pitcher, that’s motto.  Well, after the motto, “Don’t eat sushi from a gas station.”

Byron Buxton – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  He was oh-for-eight in his last two games, and he feels like he’s always a three-game schneid from falling into a .100-for-a-month slump and turning to Jobu to hit the curve.

Yolmer Sanchez – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Oh, Yolmer, you better get behind Yasmani in the line to get a hurricane named after you.

Yoan Moncada – Left yesterday’s game with shin splints.  I had shin splints once, he just needs a Thai massage while drinking Thai iced tea with boba.  I don’t know if the boba is necessary, but why mess with success?

Mike Napoli – 1-for-4 and a slam (27) and legs (1), hitting .203.  A slam and legs from a Napoli batty call is almost as sweet as a five-minute sesh Googling Mike Napoli’s mom.

Max Scherzer – Said he could return Sunday vs. the Mets.  When asked how he made his decision, he said, “I don’t think we face the Padres again, so next best.”

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.10 vs. Daylass Koochel – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.58.  My promise to you is I won’t say anything bad about any starter who has an ERA under 3.25, and I am a promise keeper.  Only my God is Giancarlo, and I may occasionally scream out Jesus Christ Ramirez.

Jose Altuve – Day-to-day with a sore neck.  He hurt it stretching his neck to get on a roller coaster.

Kelvin Herrera – Didn’t pitch yesterday, but said he was ready to go if needed.  Saying one is ready and actually being ready are two different things, says this fortune cookie I’m reading.

Whit Merrifield – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .288.  Might want to sit down for this, on our Player Rater, Merrifield is ranked in the top 50 for all hitters and pitchers.  Not bad, Chris Taylor!

Jake Junis – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.68.  Doesn’t he sound like a comic your cousin has heard of that you haven’t?  “You haven’t heard of Jake Junis?  Oh, man, he’s the best!  He’s got like fifteen minutes on hurricane names!”  No?  Okay, maybe it’s me.  Junis has been alternating good starts with bad starts, but I wouldn’t even listen to Stream-o-Nator if it liked him.  “Ugh, you were the one friend I had left!”  Sorry, Stream-o-Nator.

Greg Holland – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, after some, uh, rocky outings.  Bud Black said Holland will remain as closer.  So, I’d stash Pat Neshek and Jake McGee, in that order.  I don’t consider myself a super smart person.  I use super as an adjective, after all.  But it’s so obvious when a manager says one guy has his confidence, they’re about to make a change that even I can see coming.  How is it that managers don’t realize how ridiculous they sound?  Are they dumber than us?  Ooh, game show idea!  “Are They Dumber Than Us?” is a show about how stupid managers are and if they are indeed…Audience joins in, “Are they dumber than us?!”

 
  1. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey!

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Devers or Hoskins?

    Thanks!

    • PrinceRudynasim says:
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      @Russell:

      Yoo Devers is the man but Hoskins metrics are ridiculous even in minors. Hoskins all day. Wish i had this issue lol

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Russell: Devers. Better team around him. Hoskins has been ridiculous, so Im happy to own him, but he can’t keep this up. Also Devers for sure if its a keeper.

  2. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Question about Merrifield. You mentioned a few weeks ago that he went from underrated to overrated. I haven’t seen his numbers in detail like BABIP, but I have been wondering why you think he’s overrated?

    He has been a great add to my team and I’m leaning towards the idea of keeping him in my roster for next season (15 keeper players per team).

    On the same note. How would you rank these guys for the next season? Segura, Merrifield, Odor and Eduardo Nunez.

    Thanks and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HarperBetterThanTrout: I meant more with the perception of him…. He was a decent fill-in before, and now I think people will assume 15/30/.290, which is crazy valuable, but I’m not sure I’d trust him for that — He might be a keeper tho, I was saying overrated more for where he could be drafted next year — Rank is tough on those guys; Odor, Segura, Merrifield — all close

      • HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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        @Grey:

        Got you. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  3. Zzzzzzz says:
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    granderson or nimmo ROS

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Zzzzzzz: Granderson

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Zzzzzzz: Grandyman.

  4. Jesse says:
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    Hey Grey – – is jack Flaherty worth giving a shot this weekend and who’s better ROS, him or Weaver?

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jesse: Ive had that question also. Ralph leaned heavily in favor of Weaver for this year and next.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jesse: I’d try Flaherty this weekend…. Weaver

  5. Foul balls says:
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    Hey Grey, my nfbc team has reached its maximum alotted starts for P. Currently in second place with no chance of overtaking the first place team. Would my best bet be to drop all remaining starting pitchers? for long relief and any available closers, add bench bats or both. Also a big shout out to you and the razzball writers for such in depth coverage on all aspects of fantasy baseball. thanks again

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Foul balls: Look at the 3rd, 4th and 5th place teams. What areas are they strongest/closest to catching you in? Whatever it takes to solidify those categories, do that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Foul balls: Thanks! Yeah, drop all SPs except the best one or two that your opponents could pick up and screw you with…. Grab RPs and bench bats

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Excellent write-up.

    a. I think you are wrong on Holland. I also hope you are wrong on Holland.

    b. Stating Porcello @ home versus Baltimore (Hellickson) and Gonzalez @ home versus Detroit (Verlander). Would you do the same in a 12-team RCL where you were desperate for everything?

    c. Going to N’Djamena (party, forever) to stay with a buddy until I finally go on leave August 29 (midnight flight to Paris with Air France / KLM) to sleep on his couch in an effort to save 500$ in hotel accommodation. Hope it works out. Will let you know.

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 25-27

    [Sarah Miller stays on the boat after everyone leaves, approaching Rambo.]

    Sarah Miller: ‘l don’t know what to say.’

    Rambo: ‘Then you shouldn’t say anything, should you?’

    [Sarah Miller gives Rambo a crucifix tied to a string necklace, squeezing his hand.]

    [The group walks on, away from the river. Sarah Miller looks back at Rambo several times as he’s starts up the motor to his boat. This is Hollywood, so you know somehow, some way, Rambo will have to save them, right?]

    [Scene change, the group reaches their village. ]

    [Scene, change, Rambo reaches the pirate’s boat with all the dead pirates on board. Rambo douses the boat and all the bodies with petrol. Rambo gets back on his boat, throws his lighted zippo lighter to ignite the fire and throws away his hunting knife.]

    [Scene change, the group is met by the local villagers with joy.]

    Michael Burnett: ‘Hey. What did you do? Good, good.’

    Random church member: ‘Through his spirit in your inner being. So Christ may dwell in your hearts with faith. And l pray……you may have the power together…’

    Michael Burnett (to a villager who’s been injured): ‘Let me see if l can fix this little problem, okay? Okay.’

    Michael Burnett (to Sarah Miller): ‘Hey, you. Hand me one of those bandages?’

    Sarah Miller: ‘Okay.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘Thank you. Okay.’

    [stay tuned next Monday for the frightening (spoiler alert) continuation of Rambo 4 (2008).]

    e. Have a nice weekend.

    • knucks says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ante! Was so sure we would get a Monty Python and the Holy Grail quote today. Hope you are well bruthaman!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Hopefully, I own him B. Yes, I’d start them C. Good luck! D. Nice! E. You too!

  7. morningsunshine says:
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    Need to grab someone cuz Conforto..
    Kiermaier, Harrison or Jorge Polanco?
    12team H2H 6×6 R RBI HR SB AVG OBP

    Thanks Grey

  8. Mordacious Levator says:
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    16 team with OPS
    C zunino
    1B goldy
    2B odor
    SS segura
    3B torenado
    OF (3) trumbo/pollock/sunday
    util (2) alonso/semien
    BN schebler
    need RBI’s probably more than steals. drop semien for doctor castellanos has my remedy

  9. Tony C says:
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    Grey great stuff today! I’m trying to manage my roster for the playoffs in a bit over a week from now and I only have 4 pickups left to make in that time before hitting the max amount in our league. Sounds like the Altuve injury is minor but nevertheless I am considering two hitters with 2b eligibility. Hitting cats are H, R, 3b, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, BA and OPS. I recently picked up Nicky Delmonico and think I can do better for the playoffs. Also is Kris Davis droppable for any of these?:
    Margot, Jorge Polanco, Howie Kendrick, Granderson, Cron or Ian Happ? Would you drop Delmonico and/or Khris for any of the above? The rest or my team is Sal Perez, Freeman, Altuve, Devers, Bregman, Segura, Bellinger, Suarez and Hoskins. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! I’d hold Davis and drop Delmonico for Margot

  10. Zeus says:
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    Jake Junis killed it on the Jm J Bullock roast

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Haha, so I’ve heard!

  11. kevin Knowles says:
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    Drop Zunino for Gattis? Thanks

  12. Crime dog says:
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    Chad bettis today @atl?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Crime dog: Sure

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Crime dog: SON says don’t do it

  13. Cuthbert Allgood says:
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    My team is in last place and I am making moves that may help me for next season. With that in mind, I can get Stephen Piscotty for a 17th round pick. Is he worth taking a chance?

  14. J-Dawg says:
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    Oh man, loved the “They Call Me Bruce” reference. Been a while since I’ve seen that movie. Hilarious.!

    Poor Miggy. 4 swings, only one punch connects (and not that well). No surprise he’s hitting .256.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Dawg: Haha, oldie but goodie… not Miggy, They Call Me Bruce

  15. mcmi11ions says:
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    This Rhys kid is stupid annoying. So is Devers. I only say this because I was offered both about a week after their promotion for Luis Severino in my keeper league. “Nah man, I can’t do it. I have too many OF’s already and Severino is one of the two pitchers I was gonna keep for next year.” Now one of my too many OF’s is maybe done for the year.

    F me.

  16. Old School Brother says:
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    Kiermaier or Grandy? I have a feeling as soon as i pick Grandy up he’ll turn back into a pumpkin

  17. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Don’t hurt me El Jefe, but would you add Granderson over Souza or Pham? Or hold?

    Looking forward to that “Buy” article! Happy Friyay!

  18. G says:
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    Better opportunity for getting me a win or just having the best outing tomorrow?

    Freeland @Atlanta
    Estrada vs. Minnesota
    Snell @ Cards

    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Estrada

  19. Spit out my coffee and I wasn’t even drinking any when I read the Giancarlo, and Altuve blurbs. Thanks for the morning laugh!

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    You owe me a coffee sir! The Altuve blurb made me spit out my coffee. I had this vision of him in a Mighty Mouse shirt standing on his tip toes at a six flags saying to the ride operator “see see I’m 61 inches I swear!!” And them telling him “no sir I’m sorry you’ll need to come back after you hit your growth spurt”

    Lmao great shit as always G!

    One last thought, the fact Maddon continues to play zobrist is mind boggling. It reminds me of the New York Rangers head coach in the NHL. He continues to play veterans who BLOW and sits/benches young kids whenever they have thier music to loud or some stupid ass reason.

      • Scrapski says:
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        Grey,
        Thanks for the nuggets….
        5x5roto
        Who should roam my outfield?
        Hicks, KK or the HappMan?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hicks

  21. Benintendo64 says:
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    Not sure what to do with Lyons, cause Oh has been terrible but they just keep bringing Lyons in to clean up his messes in the 8th! Would you drop him for Neshek, Phelps, Vincent, Yates or Hildenberger?

  22. dfrench23 says:
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    4 names – 3 active sopts and one bench:

    Odor, C.Santana, D.Smith, M.Taylor

  23. Steve says:
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    Better UTIL: Kendrick or J. Polanco?
    Thanks

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: or Albies

  24. Aj says:
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    Darrel Ceciliani hit a HR and dislocated his shoulder on the same swing. He was the only other guy I saw who dislocated his shoulder on a swing. Conforto and Ceciliani were both on my traveling team. Just weird.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aj: Haha, crazy

  25. ChiCitySox says:
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    Conforto, you broke my heart.

    Eddie Rosario or Grandy to help fill in?

  26. knucks says:
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    Apples!
    Uh…very small rocks!
    Cider!
    Gravy!
    Cherries!
    Mud!
    Churches! Churches!
    Lead! Lead!

    A Duck.

    Haha for reals though, Laura’s articles are fantastic. Great content and addition to the site.

    • bigbear says:
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      @knucks: Wood!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Haha, yeah, she’s great

    • Laura Holt

      Laura Holt says:
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      @knucks: How do I give this incredibly insightful comment a thumbs up and push it to the top of the website?? Thanks for the kind words, knucks… and is it weird that sitting down to peruse the internet and seeing myself being referred to as a witch absolutely made my morning?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha… There’s good witches! Everyone knows this!

  27. Michael DePinto says:
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    H2H League…No AVG or OBP…Hits and Walks instead. Normal pitching categories plus QS.

    Who would you drop for Granderson…Marwin Gonzalez, Dylan Bundy or Jimmy Nelson?

  28. lwomack58 says:
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    Streamer question:
    Stripling vs MIL-SON+8.0-worried that he might not last past the 4th
    Estrada vs Min-SON+6.9
    [email protected]+3.4
    Clevinger vs KC-SON+0.1

    Which two would you prefer
    Thanks and have a great day.

  29. Sport says:
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    Thank you Grey! Currently in first in both redraft leagues I’m in thanks to you and all the staff here. Gio analogy on Happ. I have been up and down on him. Where would you see him preseason for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sport: Gio analogy on Happ? Huh?

      • Sport says:
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        @Grey: Sorry “good anology” on Happ. Smart phones are so stupid!

        What’s your preseason rank Ian Happ?!?

        • Grey

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          Around 120, and great value if he gets a starting job

  30. bigbear says:
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    Remind me again why people were avoiding Giancarlo in the preseason? Dude’s a beast…

    Meh Fact: Hurricane names start from A every year. Even if they use names that start with Y, if we make it to Y then we’ve reached Algore hockey stick climate change and my mountain bunker will pay dividends! Plus NOAA is xenophobic!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: That is not meh to me! Thank you!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @bigbear: That’s not fair to the letters in the end of the alphabet that it starts over at “A” every year. Rigged.

  31. Slimcompoop says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! I’ve never heard of a dude dislocating his shoulder on a swing and miss. It reminds me of a playoff run many moons ago where an MVP-caliber Justin Morneau got hit on the helmet trying to slide into 2nd and was out for the final four weeks of the season with a concussion.

    Anythehoo…picked up Kiermaier to replace him for the time being. Was thinking of dropping Conforto due to a roster crunch, but I’m in a 12-team keeper league (you get to keep six players). Where do you see Conforto being ranked next season?

    2nd question, with Trea Turner set to get back on Wednesday who is the odd man out regardless of position? Cozart, Granderson, Peralta, or Kiermaier?

    Make it a good one. You the poop!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pulling a Kotchman! It’s in the glossary… Conforto’s around 75 next year… Peralta… I’m the poop!

  32. Brent Kendall says:
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    Kiermaier or Josh Harrison as a Conforto replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiermaier

  33. Citizen5 says:
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    Need a replacement for Conforto as well.
    Pick one:
    Kiermaier
    Buxton
    Delmonico
    Rosario
    Granderson
    Spangenberg
    Parra

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

  34. Alex Sutara says:
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    Had Conforto go down last night. I’m no. 1 overall and I’ll be damned if I let it ruin my championship bid. Picked up your cyclopsing booger and Curtis granderson to fill the void.

    Unfortunately to roster both I had to bring an end to my long standing spot for Marky Mark Reynolds. I can no longer afford to keep him to stream for home games. I’ve had him since the first day of the season. :'(

    Can we pour one out for my homies?

    Micahel Conforto.

    Mark Reynolds

    They were the first of their names. They served their Lord well. They had great honor in the home runs they provided in dire situations.

    And now their watch has ended.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  35. Roger Rabbit says:
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    What a glorious day for a repeat question.

    What’s your “Way too early projection” on which round Rhys is drafted in next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 75

      • Roger Rabbit says:
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        @Grey: how about after tonight?

  36. tony says:
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    Would you start gausman at boston and snell at stl?

    I need ratios and k’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  37. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Shallow 10 team 10×10 H2H limited moves league (20/yr, I have 10 left). I’m in position to make the playoffs, and love having more moves available than my opponents then, but my lineup’s getting crushed by injuries and crapitude. Because of the format there are a LOT of good bats on the wire. Would you advise picking up any of the following–all of whom would be upgrades on current lineup slots–immediately (i.e., they should stay valuable through the playoffs), or hold until the playoffs start to see where my needs are and who’s still hitting?

    Devers, Odor, Didi, Hoskins, Beckham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab them now, will still leave you with 5 moves, right?

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Grey: it would, but of course that’s 5 fewer playoff streams if I need W or K

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hard to say without knowing who you’re replacing, maybe all 5 of these aren’t dire

          • Steve Stevenson says:
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            @Grey: story, villar, conforto, polanco and desmond. So it’s grim. And yet! I’m pretty much a lock for the playoffs so the next 2 wks are only about seeding, which i don’t care about.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Conforto’s gone, the other ones I’d hold for two weeks to see how they look then

  38. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Best to worst keepers for 2018 . . .

    [BEST] $11 Devers, $18 Rhys, $4 Alex Wood [WORST]

    Thinking about trading my Wood keeper . . . think I can snag one of those.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snag who?

  39. Packing says:
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    Greg Bird worth picking up? Playing time an issue?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t bother in mixed leagues

  40. Fungazi says:
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    You worried about Conforto’s longterm value because of this? He tore something with the dislocation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More concerned today than yesterday, but he’s got six months to heal

  41. ya says:
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    drop Lucroy for Gattis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  42. Scott says:
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    Are you starting mchugh tonight at LAA? Angels have been doing better lately. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  43. oldmanoldman says:
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    grey!

    I am not going to pull off the threepeat in my standard 10 team $260 5×5 roto keeper league this yr, so I want to trade my expiring contracts for some assets. which direction would you go?

    a)trade away kluber and wade davis (both expiring)
    receive jd Martinez (get him next yr only for $10), Ronald acuna (next yr for $1 with option to sign to longterm deal after that or keep for a third and final yr at $1 – aka $1, unrestricted), betances ($1, unrestricted)

    b) trade kluber, davis, plus lomo, yadi (both $1 unrestricted)
    receive sano (next yr only for $10), shane greene, manuel margot, b McCann (all 3 are $1 unrestricted)

    what’s an old man to do????

    thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A for sure

  44. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Who should I drop to make room for Darvish coming back on Sunday, Taijuan Walker or Mike Montgomery?
    I would guess MM, but if he’s gonna keep starting and is on his game, I could see keeping him.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  45. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty, 6×6 h2h with OPS and k/bb as extra cats. use QS instead of W. in a tough matchup with 1st place team. i’m in 4th, 9.5 back but only 5.5 behind the no 2 team. top 2 teams get byes. his pitching is better than mine and the schedule has worked out that all my SPs are going the next 3 days. right now he’s pitched 48 innings and i’m at 22. He’s got 47 Ks, i have 23. he also has 6 QS to my 2. Our ratios are pretty close but as I said, his starters are better than mine (i have verlander, quintana, duffy, teheran, vargas, clevinger, gausman, peacock, sonny). he still has 6 SPs to go if he chooses (degrom, chase anderson, maeda, hammel, straily, tanaka). Should I just roll out everyone (including vargas) and hope for the best? or strategically sit some of them? every time i sit teheran for instance he pitches great, and he kills me when i start him.

    thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start everyone and hope for the best

  46. dustyfingers says:
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    Lost Conforto. Now I need a bench bat. Choo, Gyroko, Semien, Solarte or A. Rosario? Slight boost to SS eligibility for lineup versatility.

    Super bummed about Forto, but Hoskins to the rescue!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed — Rhysus!

  47. Grey

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

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