Guess I pointed you to the wrong White Sox prospect in Friday’s Buy.  Hahaha, no.  I didn’t.  I pointed you to a top hitting prospect that can help you this year.  Michael Kopech is a rookie pitcher.  A boneheaded one.  He used to date the daughter of the crazy white lady from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, then he started that girl from Riverdale, and I guess when I say Kopech is boneheaded, I should explain I wouldn’t mind boneheading like him.  Yo dude is a baller!  He’s also legit dopey.  At one point, he broke his hand by punching his teammate.  This guy has years of ridiculousness headed our way, and we should be grateful for that.  As grateful because he’s the top pitching prospect on Prospect Ralph’s top 500 fantasy baseball prospects, and PR’s said, “Kopech is in my opinion the top ‘fantasy baseball’ pitching prospect in the game. What I mean by that is, on, say, a mainstream list (see: BA, BP, BABP, Fangraphs, etc.) they’ll focus more on the risk vs. upside balance.  Me, I’m going upside, as you always should with pitching prospects in fantasy.  Kopech has the potential to lead MLB in strikeouts one day, with his plus-plus triple digit fastball that runs in on righties, a plus slider that flashes plus-plus at times, and an improving changeup. Kopech has all-world stuff, unlike Grey who has all-stupid stuff.”  What the hell, brah?!  Real world comparison, Kopech is Syndergaard with command issues right now, but those could clear up quickly; he’s only 22.  He’s a grab in all leagues, but as I said in the opening, rookie pitchers provide headaches, so expectations in Czech.  (Damn, should’ve never bought that discounted Siri.)  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before we get into the roundup, just wanted to point out our fantasy football leagues are currently signing up, you have a one in three shot of winning $250 (odds may vary depending on if you’re calculating odds correctly.)  Anyway II, the roundup:

Reynaldo Lopez – 2 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.72.  …and that’s the story about when a streamer became a colonic.  It’s called the Cleveland Streamer.

Jace Fry – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, and first since May, and around the fifth guy the White Sox have tried as their closer since Soria left.  The White Sox closer shituation is like playing Press Your Luck.  No Jeanmar!  No Xavier!  No Avilan!  Damn, whammy!

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  He has seven hits in August, and three home runs.  He’s either in an impressive month-long game of charades when he’s acting out Adam Dunn — Hey, Palka, guess Adam Dunn already! — or Garcia is in the midst of an atypical streak for him.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .245.  At this point, anything we get from him is gravy, but not all gravies are made the same.  Three homers and steals for him in the 2nd half is a particularly lumpy gravy.

Ryan O’Hearn – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He has those four homers in only 12 games, so obvious hot schmotato qualities here, but I’ve resisted mentioning him because his minor league numbers are so sad.  You O’heard?

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (27), hitting .303.  Also, in this game, Alex Gordon (1-for-4) had a slam (9) and legs (5). Or as they say in France, Royales with steals.

Chris Sale – Back to the DL with more shoulder inflammation.  Well, you gotta give it to the Sawx for their commitment to pretending Sale is actually injured.  I guess if he’s saying he’s injured we can’t…wait for it…here it comes…oh, boy, it’s good…shoot, left it in my car…okay, Cougs is in the car about to read it to me…here it comes…I guess if he’s saying he’s injured we can’t discount Sale!

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games as he somehow worked his way back into playing time.  Not saying he doesn’t deserve playing time –  All respect to Ji-Man Choi and all — but Cron has somehow lost all his playing time in Tampa in the last month.  Cron might consider no longer sleeping with managers’ daughters.

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and hitting near.375 in the last week with three homers.  You gotta love Melk cerealiously.

Zack Godley – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.44.  Grey on Friday, “I’m going to start Robbie Ray and Godley this weekend vs. the Padres, what do I have to lose?”  Grey on Sunday, “Fantasy leagues, specifically.  That’s what I have to lose.”

David Peralta – 2-for-5 and his 23rd homer, hitting .300.  Everything he touches turns to gold!  Maybe it’s their proximity.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  At least he’s been moved out of the three hole with him and his “hitting .185 in the last week” steelo.  By the way, I learned “steelo” on my browser dictionary because that’s my steelo!

Justin Turner – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He was one of the few Dodgers to not steal yesterday.  Herrmann was replaced by the gender-specific Mike Zunino in the third inning, because Herrmann had allowed four steals in three innings.  Speaking of steals allowed, I found out some sad news yesterday.  Long-time SAGNOF writer, Smokey, is stepping down.  We’ll be replacing him, but there’s only one Smoke.  *pours malt liquor out*

Enrique Hernandez – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  When Kiké trots around the bases on a home run, he should start by doing the KiKi Challenge.

Ervin Santana – Hit the DL with “was never really healthy from his last injury, but the Twins were hoping to trade him so they brought him back.”  It’s curable, but likely after an offseason of rest.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .294.  I told you he didn’t retire in July.  Dur.

Jake Cave – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer in 149 ABs.  Mr. Prorater, “If the Twins play one game that goes into the 4,504th inning with Cave getting 2083 ABs, he will break Bonds’ single season home run record.”

Max Kepler – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer.  He’s hitting near-.275 in the last week with two homers.  If that gives you an erection for longer than a minute or two, you should see a doctor.

Stephen Strasburg – Will return on Wednesday.  Last week when he said he was returning on Tuesday, I said I’d bet you he won’t throw 25 IP this year.  Do I hear 20?

Gio Gonzalez – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 4.51, as he was rocked by the Marlins.  There’s a phrase heard about as often as, “That Kardashian was my inspiration to become a brain surgeon.”

J.T. Riddle – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Sonavabench!  He’s on my Tout Wars bench.  Alas, he does seem like a hot schmotato, though garbage pitching might’ve helped him this weekend.

Starlin Castro – 5-for-6, 3 runs, hitting .287.  On the year, he has 45 RBIs, that’s with 374 ABs in the 3rd, 4th and 5th spot of the order.  Cust kayin’.

Isaac Galloway – 3-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (1).  He was a top ten Marlin prospect.  Dot dot dot.  In 2010.  He’s now about to turn 29 years old.  Galloway’s claim to fame up until now is being picked up by a guy in your league with a cracked iPhone screen.  “Holy crap, someone dropped Gallo?!”  Moments later, “Damn, I really need to visit that U Break, We Fix mall kiosk.”

Jose Urena – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Well, yeah, sure, because everyone was Mr. Hotstepper when they got in the batter’s box vs. him.

Yu Darvish – Will undergo an MRI after pitching one inning of a rehab start at South Bend.  Would be more appropriate if Darvish took his elbow to No Bend.

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.36.  Even his ‘good’ starts are barely good.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer, hitting .244, and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  Was surprised he was only owned in 80% of fantasy leagues.  Guess I overestimated how many fantasy leagues Joe Buck plays in.

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.31.  Look at his ERA.  Allow your inner monologue to point out that we’re almost through August.  Now look at those other pitchers on your team.  Yup.

Jimmy Nelson – Threw a bullpen session on Saturday.  You in March, “I’m going to draft Jimmy Nelson because my wife always says I can’t plan for the future.  This will show her!”  You now, “Honey, I’m divesting our retirement plan, planning for the future is dumb.”

Jhoulys Chacin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.58.  If you throw out his one start against the Dodgers, where you shouldn’t have started him anyway, his ERA since the All-Star break is 1.42 in 31 2/3 IP.  “Put it right next to my computer!”  That’s me yelling to the cherrypicker operator where to park it.

Daniel Poncedeleon – The Cards bumped Luke Weaver from the rotation for Poncedeleon aka the first guy who thought Florida would make a great place for retirees.  Here’s a hint you’re doing things wrong, if a team bumps a guy from the rotation and he’s still on your fantasy team.  As for Poncedeleon, he’s going to start on Tuesday in Los Angeles, and I’d take a wait-and-see approach.  By the way, that’s Los Angeles LA, not Los Angeles Anaheim.

Luis Severino – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  Crazy to me that the Yankees keep sending Severino out there instead of just DL’ing him for two weeks.  They have a fairly comfortable Wild Card lead and blah blah blah–Sorry, I started to sound like a MLB TV pundit or some shizz.

Didi Gregorius – Might hit the DL.  He bruised his heel after colliding with Kendrys Morales.  Didi ran into Kendrys, fell to the ground and Kendrys brushed his shoulder like he felt dandruff falling.  Didi looked like someone who was going out for an audition to be the Kool-Aid Man and overestimated his ability to run through a wall.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .248.  Kendrys isn’t a great hitter anymore, but he’s a worse turnstile.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer.  He seems to have been hot since the All-Star break, so it’s time we go look at his actual stats vs. what I’m thinking.  Brace yourself, this can be dangerous, like waking a sleepwalker.  Since the break, he has 6 HRs and is hitting ~.260 in 110 ABs.  Woof.  His “hot streak” is around that of a 5th outfielder.

Ryan Borucki – 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.27.  I’m so glad I listened to Fodor’s and came to this cave-converted-bar in Afghanistan.  While I use the bathroom, I’m going to leave my Fanta unattended on the bar.  *five hours later*  Hey, how come that guy is loading WMDs into my colon?  AHHHHH!!!  ROOFIE!!!

Trevor Cahill – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  I admittedly just looked at the Stream-o-Nator for Cahill, which is full-on stupid for a guy who has a 3.12 ERA in the final home stretch of August.  I’m over here struggling on the reg — streggling? — with Robbie Ray and worried about starting Cahill?  I deserve a nuggie.

Khris Davis – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 35th and 36th homers.  I know this is sacrilegious, coming from me especially, but is there a big difference between Davis and Giancarlo?

Matt Chapman – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer, hitting .276, and moved to the two-hole, hitting close to .350 in the 2nd half.  Maybe he can sneeze on Matt Olson.

Alex Bregman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .280.  Bregman or Correa in 2019?  Is it even close?

Yuli Gurriel – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .280, and his 2nd homer in four games.  Could be a light schmotato, but Altuve returns this week and will bump Gurriel down the lineup.  For what it’s Werth, Altuve isn’t a schmotato, but more of a Spud Webb.

Mike Foltynewicz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.72.  No, he’s not quite that good a pitcher, but his Ks are way up this year with his velocity.  In other words, Faultywirewitz is a better pitcher than at any point in his career, just not quite as good as his ERA appears.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting near.350 in the last week, hitting .275 on the year, and moved this weekend into a tie for 175th on the list of all-time famous DJs, right behind D.J. Tanner, and in front of the DJ at your Senior Prom.

David Dahl – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 5th steal, hitting .276, as he hit third yesterday.  “This year has more three-hole hitters who platoon than any other year,” said my sock puppet I labeled, “Eliaz Spurts Pure-oh,” to avoid trademark lawsuits.

Hunter Strickland – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, in the 6th inning, as he activated from the DL and Pablo Sandoval was moved to the 60-day DL.  When asked what’s wrong with Sandoval, the Giants responded, “Diabetes.”  Strickland should get saves again at some point this season, but the Giants are saying they’re slowly going to work him back in, so hopefully he never gets saves again.  I own him, so no ulterior motives.  Instead, I’d like to see him pay karmically for punching a goddamn door.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.05.  A bum is used to take out the garbage.  A Bum should not itself be garbage.  Not to mention, Bum is confusing my interpretation of Cake By The Ocean.

Jose Peraza – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He’s been top 12 on the Player Rater for shortstops.  Behind him…Oh, this is gonna hurt…Carlos Correa.  It’s not really close, tee bee aitch.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  He hit this homer off Andrew Suarez.  That could make it uncomfortable on the set of their Latin American makeover show, “Suarii for the Straight Guy.”

Nick Pivetta – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.66.  Pivetta is an Italian sports car that goes 92 MPH in 1.2 seconds, but is invisible like Wonder Woman’s plane so it literally gets hit by everyone.  To recap:  Invisible plane — good; invisible car — not so good.

Jacob deGrom – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.71.  He’s as predictable as every girl I ever met in college saying they suffer from TMJ.

  1. Scott says:
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    Would you start archer vs Atlanta. Streamonator likes the start but in his 3 starts as a pirate he is averaging less than 5 innings per start, has an era of about 6 and a whip of 1.7. Not exactly benefiting from the switch to the nl. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Think it’s time to move on if you have better options

  2. Bob says:
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    Nice comment about Bregman vs Correa. Correa is way overrated in fantasy. He hasn’t hit a lick since coming back from the dl and wasnt exactly tearing it up before he went on the dl. He doesn’t run either. He looked like he was destined for greatness his rookie year and I get that he is still only 23, but its fair to say he is injury prone and has never lived up to his draft day cost. I cant see paying up for him next year.

    • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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      @Bob: yeppers, i’m not even keeping him probably in AL only where we keep 3 per year at previous season’s ADP costs. he’d clearly be a 1st rounder. meanwhile another guy has stanton + judge and can’t keep both (since he only has 1 1st round pick slot) and i’m trying to either
      1. trade correa to somebody for a 1st rounder and guarantee i can get stanton or judge for that 1st
      2. hope the stanton/judge guy accepts a 2nd (he has nothing to lose by doing so) and i just let correa go back into draft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Depends on his price next year, but I thought he was overrated this year, and am not afraid to stay away

  3. Bbboston says:
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    Tyler white sure seems like a bat worthy of sticking or being traded…. thoughts on what Houston should do with him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bbboston: Trade him this offseason for a middle reliever

  4. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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    NL only with QS over wins. h2h. have these: suarez/ponce/gomber/gant/miley/guerra/wheeler/ryu
    DL: wacha/stripling/darvish (getting closer to the longest TJ plank ever seen outside of LAA town finally sounds like)/d-rod (my ace till ryu got back, along with wheeler)

    drop suarez (even for a rice a bronie he’s only had ONE NOT AWFUL start out of last 7, however he was pretty awesome before that) for any of: jeff rod (WAS), erlin (NOT his next @ COL obviously), vargas, urena OR grab one of these for holds: gsellman, lugo, ferguson, strahm?

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great write-up, thank you for making sense of all the madness. At least someone is out there for us.

    a. Signed up the Riddle that is JT based on back-to-back games of hitting a HR. That’ll go well for sure. I’ll pick up whatever is left out there, prolly Galvis, if he fails. No one seems to like Freddy in our RCL.

    b. Signed up EY2, at least until this Friday when his highness the Trout is back from his personal leave. What happened? Why did he leave for personal reasons? I would leave if I was Trout too. Could the Dodgers buy his contract? He will never win anything with LAA and go down as the best player to enter the Hall without winning a World Series if he stays in LAA.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for August 20

    A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Haha, nice… A. No one likes Galvis at all B. His brother-in-law suddenly passed away C. Nice!

  6. Scott says:
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    How about some love for German Marquez? Over his last 9 starts (60 innings), he has 8 qs, 6 wins, 2.87 era, 1.01 whip and 67k. This is from a Rockies pitcher. Granted only 3 of the 9 starts were at Coors, but he is 23 and is rolling after a rough start. This seems to be more than a hot streak. What do you think? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: He seems like a road scholar, I wouldn’t start him at home, where the Rockies are this week

  7. Mike says:
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    Great read!

    At this point, is hosmer dropable? His stats are average and I’ve got aguliar and muncy to fill any 1B eligible position on my team. I tried to shop home before my trade deadline but no one wanted him. BUST……

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike:
      Drop Hosmer for someone you need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Total bust, droppable

  8. Wilson says:
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    Need legs and OBP, I lead HDSV so would like to give this offer.
    Trade my E. Diaz for L. Cain, thoughts appreciated.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Wilson:

      Offer the trade, seems fair enough.

  9. Wilson says:
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    Keeper question, plan to keep 5 players to next year from below. 5×5 OBP league with 10 teams.

    Rizzo, Machado, Lindor, Blackmon, Springer, Acuca Jr. ,Severino.
    Which two should I give up?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Wilson: Severino and Springer for me.

    • Hawk says:
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      @Wilson:

      Rizzo, Blackmon for me.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Wilson: I’d let Blackmon and Springer go
      I almost said Rizzo but he’s much better in an OBP league , and only a year older than Springer

      You are not letting RAJ, Machado, or Lindor go in a keeper.. and might as well keep Severino

      **while I was checking this I was surprised to see Nimmo 13th in OBP in 110 games

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          @Grey: I told you, he’s an OBP machine! Which is made more incredible considering how much he strikes out.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Some serious donkey qualities

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Blackmon and Rizzo

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Really? I love Rizzo actually…

        Why not keep Rizzo instead of Severino?
        Severino seems not going well after all star break and Rizzo may only face struggle and be back next year…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thought it might be nice to have one ace

  10. Wilson says:
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    Bellinger or Springer for ROS? Need power..

    • Wilson says:
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      If can’t get Bellinger,
      If trade my Springer for J. Upton for more power ROS ?
      Seems a bit risky to get J. Upton due to he has obvious hot/cold.

      Need to win now. Is he in hot now? Thoughts appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Bellinger, I wouldn’t trade Springer for Upton

  11. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Second year keeper. I won last year and am currently in 2nd with 2 weeks until playoffs (1st place is about 35 games in front of me which is crazy).

    First year we kept 2
    (Bryant and Stanton)

    12 Team H2H 6X6
    R, HR, RBI, Steals, AVG., OPS
    QS, S+H, WHIP, ERA, K, K:9

    I was offered The following and I accepted (I know it was the right move)

    I received Juan Soto, Cody Bellinger, Milos Mikolas (I would of done it without him but he offered this package.

    For my Kris Bryant

    The 2 questions: was it the right move?

    And

    After this season we keep 4 total (not including previous keepers)

    Who are the 4 to keep from this group

    Benintendi
    Hoskins
    Bellinger
    Soto
    Stanton
    Polanco
    Kris Davis
    Segura

    I’m leaning towards Hoskins, Stanton, Soto, and Benintendi

    Thoughts?

    Thanks.

  12. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start one of the following:

    Kopech (vs min, @ det)
    Rodon (vs min)
    Ryu (vs stl)

    Who do you like?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Herschel:
      Ryu

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        I think I’ll start all 3, please.

  13. Tinman95 says:
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    Drop Pivetta for Musgrove?

  14. norm ginsberg says:
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    Aaron Hicks or Harrison Bader?

  15. Dirt says:
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    drop Bauer? Any chance he makes some miracle comeback? In playoffs as we speak

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Dirt:
      drop bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dirt: Agree with MP

  16. phennore says:
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    16-team 5X5 league. Buchholz or Musgrove ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @phennore:
      Musgrove

  17. Stewie says:
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    Maybe I’m overreacting, but Amed Rosario or Dee ROS?

  18. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Happy Monday brother Grey.

    In a league where I own Gausman and Archer who face off tonight, do I start both, one or none?

    If I’m starting one…its Gausmann right?

  19. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Where do you think you’re leaning on Anderson next year / was this his career year?

    I’m now only 1.5 points behind first in the 12 team keeper I’ve been talking about. I’m 4 homers behind the guy in first place (so if I pass him i’d be 0.5 ahead) and a few small percentage points from him in average.

    I can trade my $1 Anderson for $6 Olson or maybe $1 Chapman. Do you like either of those moves, or still Anderson?

    Keeper wise, Anderson ($4 in 2019) would be fighting with $3 Mikolas, $11 Clevinger, $8 Peraza, $6 Bader, $3 Ryu, and $26 Blackmon for the last 2 keeper slots.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: meant to say: I can also trade Mikolas (instead of Anderson) for Olson or Chapman.

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: SS was a very strong position this season, definitely outside of the norm. I wouldn’t expect the SS to be this way next season or any other, giving a 20/20 SS that much more value.

      I’m trying to make keeping a cheap Tim a priority.

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: Chase? Visa? Mastercard?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Discover!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Whoops! Tim Anderson. I can trade $1 Tim Anderson or $0 Mikolas for $6 Olson or maybe $1 Matt Chapman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Anderson or Mikolas for Olson or Chapman seems like a needs

  20. Gonzo says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    a. Im the dude from Friday with the long post with Morton as my ace, pondering a SP to pick up and settling on Junis. Went to go get him and noticed Glasnow got dropped. So instead I used my #1 waiver priority to get him for his start vs KC this week! Pls Tyler, be my waiver savior!

    b. Berrios getting bumped today for a rookie. Good news since this potentially lines him up to start twice vs KC and DET down the stretch. Do you see the Twinkies letting him get close to 200 innings?

    c. There’s no C

    d. Is Kopech worth splurging my FAAB in AL only for next year? Im in 8th and have the second-most money left. I could also wait and see if vlad jr or eloy get the call (cant pick them up til theyre promoted to the bigs)

    Thanks and have a good day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gonzo: A. Gotcha B. Doubt it D. Damn, that’s tough call… Keeper?

      • Gonzo says:
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        @Grey: D. Yep, I could keep him 4 years at next year’s book value. I think I’m gonna put in a small bid and if I somehow get him, great, but try to stay the course for a lotto ticket like Vlad to emerge when rosters expand

  21. Shitwolf says:
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    ooooeeeee who do i drop i had grabbed brantley to stream this week but now i have 1 too many batters… was wondering if you would drop brantley or gallo?

  22. foul balls says:
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    Snagged kopech in a few leagues, noticed son has Whitley starting Tuesday snagged him also. Thanks for the heads up

      • Stewie says:
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        @Grey: Is this confirmed with Whitley? Haven’t seen it anywhere, and he’s only made 2 starts in AA (both very short) since his return from the oblique injury. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have not seen it anywhere either to confirm

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          SON is automated to grab most likely minor leaguer if there’s a major league rotation spot

  23. Savoy Special says:
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    14 Team H2H Auction Redraft League

    Odubel Herrera or David Peralta ROS?

    Thanks!

  24. bigbear says:
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    Panda/diabetes was fricking hilarious! Thanks for the laugh Mr. Albright!

    Streaming Bundy vs. Toronto. Bien? O muy mal?

    Personal story – I had my roof replaced this weekend. 6 people showed up. 4 young buff dudes. 1 pudgy fellow. And a 6-month pregnant woman!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: I wouldn’t start Bundy… Don’t want to alarm you, but that wasn’t a roofing crew, that was the cast of a True Crime documentary and they were staking out your house

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: Dah! Alternate ROOOFIED!

        Note to self: if the 2016 fantasy baseball trophy is still on the virtual mantle, stash it away. That baby will be worth something one day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, stash it in the virtual closet!

  25. Me says:
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    Pivetta sucks. So glad I’ve held this guy all year so he can blow up my ratios in slam-dunk starts.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Me: You can call him Robbie Ray Jr.

      Gio Gonzalez’s cousin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Me: He is the worst

  26. Doc Samson says:
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    Last week I picked Carlos Rodon over Kopech on waivers. With my luck, Kopech will be the Drago from “Rocky 4” of pitchers — he throws so fast he can actually decapitate the batter.

  27. Dave D, LA(Anaheim) fan says:
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    No rookie starters for me, thanks, Mr. Kopech. I’ll take a crap shoot on vulture wins from long relievers at this point to replace Bauer. That Minter meltdown hurt me both ways by denying me a much needed W from Folty. I’m trying to fight off all the losers below me in the W and K columns.

    Oh, Trevor, where art thou?

  28. lwomack58 says:
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    Is Odubel Herrera droppable. Could he be losing playing time to Quinn. I have Altuve coming off DL and Herrera’s only a bench bat now-could use his spot for a streamer.

    Thanks

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @lwomack58: He’s got a hot streak still left in him, but I think it’s safe to drop Herrera.

  29. Drew says:
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    Great write up!
    I’ve got E. Diaz, Seranthony, Glover, Vazquez, and CJ Edwards as my RP in a 16-team keeper with NSVH as a pitching cat. Holding Knebel on my bench now, but wondering if it’d be better to drop him for Josh James, who will prob grab a couple spot starts down the stretch (and who could be a decent keeper next year). Also trying to make up for Sale in the DL…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drew: Thanks! Sounds fine to me

      • Drew says:
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        @Grey: So you don’t foresee Knebel getting his job back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly not this year

  30. M says:
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    Who is the short term add for Didi?

    A.Diaz
    Polanco
    Culberson
    Mondesi
    Rosario
    Crawford
    C.Taylor
    Semien

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Amed

  31. Holdendeez says:
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    Hello all! Which 4 to start. Severino, Carrasco, Kopech, Rondon, Cahill, Buchholz, Jon Gray, D Holland. Thank you!

  32. Jt says:
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    Grey let’s dial in my team yahoo 12 team h2h
    3b/Tb/ops/ net steals
    L/HR given up/ net saves/ added cats

    C chirinos
    1b Abreu
    2b Albies
    3b moose
    If Sano
    Ss Tim Anderson
    Of Ozuna, haniger, benetendi, Dahl
    Util Trumbo, Cain
    Bench McNeil, Culberson, jankowski
    DL Bryant

    Sale, gray, pivetta, Nola, seranthony, Archie Bradley, Osuna, rondon , Jeffress, Glover DL bauer

    On waivers Musgrove, nick Williams, Ahmed Rosario, Chase Anderson, mike leake, Mullins, bundy, wacha, Pham, Poncedeleon

    • Jt says:
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      @Jt: Trumbo knee getting looked at again possible dL

      • Jt says:
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        @Jt: Stephen Gonsalves is also one of my starters he goes today but I just switched him out for reddhck so I won’t have him till next start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jt: Musgrove, Amed over McNeil and Culberson

  33. Gotime says:
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    Morning Grey! Couple of questions for a H2H weekly cats league.

    1. Last rotation spot, QS not wins: I’m benching Newcomb (@Pit) and Eflin (@Was) in favor of Maeda to help with ratios.. or do I roll the dice, bench Maeda and play Kopech vs Min?

    2. Torres 2 @ Mia 4 @ Bal or Semien 3 vs Tex 4 @ Min?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gotime: 1. I’d roll dice on Kopech 2. Torres

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Not sure why I like to torture my team, but:
        Pivetta @ Tor Newcomb @ Pit Eflin @ Was, or Maeda out of the pen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maeda

  34. TheOne189 says:
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    With this Kopech call up, is it safe to assume the Eloy Jimenez right around the corner?

    Btw, it was nice to see you whipping ass in that tout league. I was surprised to see Zola in last place. I’ve met him in person and he does talk like he knows what hes talking about. Like that dick, Mike Podhorzer. Guy thinks he’s a know it all. Met him in person a few yrs ago and the guy literally played me in front of my friends on some projections i had just to be completely wrong. I chased him for months on twitter challenging him in fantasy, nothing. I was literally going to show up at events he was in lol. Guy is full of shit. Anyways, good stuff and continue the can of whoop ass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheOne189: I think so on Eloy — That’s crazy on that in person thing

  35. Holdendeez says:
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    Hello all!! Trying to decide which 4 to roll with this week. Severino, Carrasco, Kopech, Rondon, Cahill, Buchholz, Jon Gray, D. Holland. Thank you!

  36. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey, Home Grey,

    Two quessies for yas today. But first, it’s time to tell you how awesome you are. You are awesome. Okay, that’s out of the way.

    1) Did we get any clarity on the Osuna/Rondon sitch this weekend? Pants and I concur that Rondon’s pair of blown saves “might” mean Osuna takes over, and Rondon was brought in for the eighth inning of a 9-4 game yesterday. I’m sure the official word here is to continue to hold both, but figured I’d ask your thoughts. Cause, ya know, nothing much else going on in my life.

    2) Fiers vs. TEX tonight ($9.0)??? He’s pitched well against them this year, but they’ve been mashing late this season.

    LurveYas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: Thanks! 1. I’d holding Rondon and Osuna, btu my money’s on Osuna 2. I’m streaming Fiers

  37. Yerg Littledark says:
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    Mr. Albright
    Good Monday morning sir
    1 – In a 5×5 10 teamer, cut Bauer for Junis or Musgrove or Castillo?
    2 – Saw your blurb on Strickland. I have him & Smith. Keep Strickland in case he takes saves from Smith or drop him for a guy like Peacock to help with ratios?
    3 – Better bench bat – Melky or Renfroe?
    4 – In a QS & SV+HLD league – cut Ray for Buehler?
    5 – Same league, cut Rondon for LeClerc?
    6 – loading WMD’s into your colon? Or into Bartolo Colon??? Which is more realistic?!??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yerg Littledark: Morning! 1. Musgrove 2. Hold for now 3. Renfroe 4. Yes 5. Sure 5. Tough call, prolly Bartolo

  38. John Holden says:
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    Hello all! Trying to decide which 4 to roll with this week. Severino, Carrasco, Kopech, Rondon, Jon Gray, Cahill, Buchholz, D. Holland. Thanks!!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @John Holden: Didn’t answer twice above:) Carrasco, Gray, Cahill, and Rondon.

  39. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hunting for W and ratios this week . . . SON says go with Ray v Seattle/Erasmo ($21+) . . . would you trust SON there or do something nuts + start Mikolas @COL / Antonio Senz. (negative $20) instead?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – trying to flip Ray for Cahill, who I trust a lot more for rest of season…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  40. Yerg Littledark says:
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    Grey!!
    sorry if this gets posted twice – last attempt disappeared
    5×5 – 10 teamer
    1 – Cut Bauer for Junis, Musgrove or Castillo?
    2 – Saw the blurb on Strickland. I have him & Will Smith. Hold Strickland in case he gets saves, or cut him for someone like Peacock to help with ratios.
    3 – Better bench bat: Renfroe or Melky?
    4 – in QS & SV+HLD league, cut Ray for Buehler?
    5 – same league, cut Rondon for LeClerc?
    6 – load WMD’s into your colon? Or Bartolo Colon? Which is more realistic??!
    Thanks!

  41. royce! says:
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    A friend whose opinion I trust highly recommended a new pizza place in Atwater Village called Hail Mary Pizza. Looks like it opened over the weekend.

    Hope shizz is good w you and Cougs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: I read good things on it, that is a schlep, as my Jewish grandmother would’ve said… Speaking of grandmas, Cougs is good — I’d love to come up NW to visit this offseason

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: Road Trip!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, let’s go!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Can we fit Cougs?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Do it! Though, I’d encourage you to plan it for fall or spring- the dark, damp winters can be rough. Lots of great food around to meet my seasonal affective disorder induced eating…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s why Cougs and I are thinking about house swapping with someone in Australia for the winter — but it’s hard to travel in the spring for me… We’re actually trying to sell our place right now

  42. raoulduke52 says:
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    10 tm OBP Redraft-

    1 move left this week until Sunday-
    Replace Jake Bauers with Zimmerman OR
    Replace a non-starting Chris Taylor at MI with Semien or Camargo (no specific needs on runs vs RBIs)
    Or hold?

    Thanks!

      • raoulduke52 says:
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        @Grey:
        Hittertron is crushing on Semien at 35 compared to Taylor in the 200s. You thinking Machado getting hit will free up some Taylor PT? Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think Manny missing much time if any

  43. The Skrimmer says:
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    Robbie Effn Ray! Why He Hate Me?
    I have no desire to start him…here are my options: Cahill @ MIN or Pivetta @ TOR. I could also start Brad Hand and add him to my 3 other active closers (Norris, Kimbrel, Davis).
    Who should I start?

  44. wudaben says:
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    Need some help setting my starters this week for the playoffs. Matchups are two weeks long and you cannot change out the pitchers. H2H points league.

    3 Start Options
    Snell vsKC(Sparkman) vsBOS(Eovaldi) @CLE Carrasco
    Jon Gray vs SD(TBA) @LAA(TBA) @SD(TBA)
    Eovaldi vs CLE(Beiber) @TB(Snell) @CHW(Rodon)
    Velasquez @WAS(Roark) @TOR(Estrada) vs CHC(Lester)
    Kopech vs MIN(Berrios) @DET(TBA) vs BOS(TBA)
    Newcomb @PIT(Williams) vsTB(TBA) vsPIT(Nova)

    2 Start Options

    Severino @BAL(Cobb) vsCHW(Covey)
    Rich Hill vsSD(Richard) vsARI(Godley)
    Mikolas @COL(Senzatela) vsPIT(Musgrove)
    Heaney vsHOU(Verlander) @HOU(Cole)
    Taillon @MIL(Chacin) @ATL(Gausman)
    Ray vsSEA(Ramirez) @SF(Suarez)

    I’m thinking Snell, Gray, Newcomb & Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @wudaben: Snell, Gray, Newcomb, Severino — tough call

  45. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, which 2 would you start this week:

    Mikolas @ COL
    Pivetta @ TOR
    Musgrove @ MIL
    Ryu vs. STL

    Thanks!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @asdfasdf: Musgrove & Ryu

  46. wudaben says:
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    Need help in one more league. H2H points & 2 week long matchups here also. Select 4 Starters:

    3 Start Options
    Jon Gray vs SD(TBA) @LAA(TBA) @SD(TBA)
    Wood vsSTL(Gomber) @SD(TBA) vsARI(Corbin)
    Velasquez @WAS(Roark) @TOR(Estrada) vs CHC(Lester)
    Kopech vs MIN(Berrios) @DET(TBA) vs BOS(TBA)

    2 Start Options
    Severino @BAL(Cobb) vsCHW(Covey)
    Bumgarner @NYM(Syndergaard) vsARI(Bucholz)
    Rich Hill vsSD(Richard) vsARI(Godley)
    Heaney vsHOU(Verlander) @HOU(Cole)
    Taillon @MIL(Chacin) @ATL(Gausman)

    Severino, Gray, Wood & Hill? Thoughts?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @wudaben: Gray, Wood, Severino, Bumgarner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @wudaben: Gray, Wood, Severino, Bum

      • wudaben says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks guys. Starting Bum and Severino scares the crap out of me but that’s why I wanted an outside opinion.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s not safe, but I think you have to

  47. The Great Knoche says:
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    You watch Pulp Fiction last night or have your just been saving Royales w/ Steals for years. That was solid.

    Offense is on fire in NFBC. I’d say I am coming for you but my pitching staff I am rolling out this week is.

    Erasmo Ramirez
    Matt Boyd
    Gio Gonzalez
    Kyle Hendriks
    Jhoulys Chacin
    Kenley Jansen (hopefully pitches this week)
    Tanner Roark
    Ryan Butcher
    Jason Hammel

    8 Pitchers on the DL. 3 in the minors. Other choices for Hammel and Butcher slots were Chad Bettis and Juan Minaya.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Ha, I haven’t seen Pulp Fiction in a decade at least… I lost Bauer, which really hurts in that league

  48. Fogimon says:
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    2 questions;

    Is Lance Lynn startable at home vs bad teams? (Orioles, ChiSox, Toronto, KC)

    In a Keeper league, who do you keep for ROS and next year…
    Marco or Bieber? (or neither)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fogimon: I would start Lynn in good matchups — Bieber

  49. Ostyle15 says:
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    Grey, excellent write up as per the usss.

    Help, I need SP help in H2H playoffs (Bauer’s broken leg broke my heart). Who would you pick up for the week (weekly lock 6×6 scoring W, QS, ERA, WHIP W SV):

    E.Jackson, Gomber, Toussaint

    Or Start J.Guerra and Gio (a- dois mio!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ostyle15: Thanks! What’s their matchups?

      • Ostyle15 says:
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        @Grey: that would be helpful l, huh? My b. They are:

        Gomber: @LAD, @COL (uh oh)
        Jackson: Tex
        Toussaint: @MIA
        Gio: @NYM
        Guerra: CIN

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Touki, Jackson, Guerra, that order

          • Ostyle15 says:
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            @Grey: thank you Maestro!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  50. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Question: I have Gibson, Heaney, and Newcomb. I’m looking at Cobb, Kopech, and Musgrove. Should I be dropping any of Heaney, Gibson, or Newcomb to pick up one of Cobb (vs NYY), Kopech (vs MIN), or Musgrove (@MIL) either for this week, for for ROS? I get 4 adds per week.

    (Thinking: Heaney and Newcomb have solid Ks, they’ve been getting hit awfully hard lately. Newcomb’s @PIT, Heaney is at home vs HOU, and neither matchup inspires much confidence. Gibson’s been surviving, but his K numbers have dropped and his WHIP has gone up. He’s @CWS and while CWS are terrible, Gibson’s not been lights out lately. Cobb’s recovered decently after that horrible 1st half, Kopech flashes high reward with the high risk, and Musgrove’s been super-steady notwithstanding his K-rate.)

    • Joe Beisbol says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: Fwiw, Junis is also a FA (along with Cobb, Kopech, and Musgrove).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: I agree with you, Kopech, Musgrove over Heaney and Gibson

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        @Grey: You’re still keeping the faith on that Newcomb not getting all matted and raggedy and turning Oldcomb?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t have much faith in Newcomb, but when between two guys I have no faith in, I might have more faith in Newcomb

  51. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Derek Holland going twice this week (at mets, home v tex) or Cahill going once at Minn. SON is giving me green light on Holland… master?

  52. Bucktail30 says:
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    Is Knebel a drop at this point?

    Wily Peralta, Mychal Givens, Trevor Hildenberger, Luis Avilan, Blake Parker, Koda Glover are waiver wire options

  53. G says:
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    May be close to short on minimum inning this week with no 2 start SPs and some injuries. Better pickup for later in the week start: [email protected] or [email protected]? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Bieber

  54. Gonzo says:
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    Firmly in 1st place in my H2H league. Which DL pitcher should I drop Pivetta to pick up for the playoffs?

    Stripling, DRod, Skaggs, Wacha

  55. J.R. says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great column, as always. Question for you. I’m in a dynasty points league, and someone just proposed me a trade. He wants Carlos Martinez, and he’s willing to give me Trevor Bauer. This seemed like a slam dunk a month ago, BUT 1) I’m genuinely worried that Bauer’s arm may fall off in future due to how many innings he threw this season and 2) I’m not sure he’ll be able to help me at all the rest of this season. At the same time, C-Mart can’t stay healthy either, so I’m just looking for your input moving forward.

    • Cram It says:
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      @J.R.: He threw 166 innings. I’d want Bauer for the future.

      • J.R. says:
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        @Cram It: Ah, I meant pitches, not innings…my bad.

      • J.R. says:
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        @Cram It: Just looked it up, he throws the most pitches per game at 108.3 per game. Not that bad, just something to consider for the future I guess.

        • Cram It says:
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          @J.R.: You’re overthinking it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J.R.: Bauer, not close

  56. Savoy Special says:
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    Odubel or Moncada ROS?

  57. WhiteRabbit says:
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    Morning Grey – Rafael Ortega (Marlins) was? the 27 year old rookie seems to have some decent minors numbers – at least for sagnof and average. i know the truth ain’t the truth but what’s your take?

  58. Steve says:
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    Does anyone know is McHugh or Whitley getting the start tomorrow? Wondering if I should stream either? SON says Whitley, MLB says TBD, NBC says McHugh…

    Is either option better than Gaviglio (for tomorrow), SON loves his start

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: I have no idea, I wouldn’t mess with Gaviglio tho

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: looks like Whitley pitched in the minors yesterday.. so doubtful SON is accurate.

        Like Matz at home v SF better than Gaviglio?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Matz, yeah

  59. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,
    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

    I’ve been holding onto Osuna (Rondon is on another team) but should I drop Osuna for Leclerc ? If I drop Osuna the team with Rondon will grab him for sure. I just don’t want to make my competition better than they are. I guess it all doesn’t matter if Leclerc deliviers better value ROS, thoughts ?

    Marv

    • MarvPesos

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      @marv: sooo.. Leclerc ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @marv: Sorry, missed this, yeah, I like Leclerc

  60. Wilson says:
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    Odor or Cano or A. Rosario for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Cano or A. Rosario for ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cano

  61. TT says:
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    15 team roto: Start Giolito at MINN tonight?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  62. Wilson says:
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    Zimmerman or J. Upton for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  63. Regan says:
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    How bout my boy Greg Allen, 5sb in last 10 games. Lots of runs batting 9th for CLE. SAGNOF wet dream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is SAGNOFlicious

  64. lwomack58 says:
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    Which closer would you prefer Hildenberger or Steckenrider?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steckenrider

  65. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Is Bauers droppable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • CaptainKnauer says:
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        @Grey: who would you pick up over him?

        Taylor Ward
        Kevin Pillar
        David Dahl
        Teoscar Hernandez
        Aldaberto Mondesi

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dahl in Coors

  66. zach jany says:
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    Springer off the dl I have to drop 1 guy. Which one?

    Hill
    Pivetta
    Buehler
    Archer
    Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  67. Matt says:
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    Is Stripling a reliable starter ROS?

    Also, Puig or Malix ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling needs to return from the DL — Mallex, but different needs

  68. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    So can assume you’d start Kopech over Reynaldo? :)

    Kinsler or Goodrum?

    Goodrum VS cubs and CHW

    Kinsler vs Clev and at TB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Kopech – Kinsler

  69. Wilson says:
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    R. Zimmerman , seems good in most Sep…. (but so so in ’14 / ’16..)

    Sep’17 AB 82, 13/7/20/.329
    Sep’15 AB 26, 7/3/10/.462
    Sep’13 AB110, 22/11/18/.273
    Sep’12 AB107, 16/7/25/.29

    How do you think about his performance in Sep’18?
    Really need power and holding him , then expect to be better…

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilson: He’s been great since he got off the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He does seem good in Sept

  70. J-FOH says:
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    Hey Culligan Man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flukazy!

  71. Cram It says:
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    Is there a term for a streamerish pitcher who dominates against a top offense and then shits the bed when you pick him up for the following cupcake matchup?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: CRAMer?

      • Cram It says:
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        @J-FOH: Dutch Rudder

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Cram It: Double Dutch Rudder

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Double Dutch bus!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: Dutch oven…the bad one!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Is there a good one?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: the one you cook in is good. The one you give to your wife is bad….for them

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Both are slow and low

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: got to let them simmer

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      All about that simmer in the summer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds downright Pivetta-ish

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Ha…it so does sound Pivetta-ish!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

          • F-FOH says:
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            @Grey: He’s such a pivetta. Could you say Pathettaic? Or is that too stretchy?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pivetta — when one strives for panic

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Joe?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, it’s my Italian

  72. j-money says:
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    What up G,

    12 team OPS & K/9. Amed or Schoop at the MI spot? Also, Osuna, Steck, or Hildenberg ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed — Steck

  73. QQQ says:
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    It’s probably a week since I last asked this question. Two roster spots, how do you use them?

    Archer, Pivetta, Hendricks, E.Jackson, Musgrove, DeSclafani, Brett Anderson, Quintana, Odorizzi, Cobb, Estrada, Gibson, streamer

    The answer last week was Archer and Jackson but after bleeding off a bunch more ERA I’m wondering if the answer is streamer and streamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream on streamer

  74. Matty says:
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    How many more years can we realistically expect out of Verlander?
    He feels like a total wild card every spring training, but I’m tempted to deal Bauer for him in a dynasty league.
    Would you do it if the other owner cooperates? (He’s already playing fantasy football and playoffs aren’t for another few weeks so he isn’t competing for this year).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe 2-3 — I’d want Bauer

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        I suppose I left out some context- all else equal obviously Bauer.
        I’m trying to win this year, and would shed $20 in salary for next year if I make the deal. Does that swing opinions?

        Love the Kardashian line, reminds me of the old Lewis Black bit “If it weren’t for my horse, I wouldn’t have spent that year in college.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If it helps you win this year and shed $20, sounds good…. Haha

  75. CJ says:
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    Need 2b or 3b help. 100% dynasty. Schoop is poop! Really need KB back baddddd… Pick one & I can swap Scooter either way. I own Kinsy and Poop. Drop Ian for Frazier, Wendle, Kiki, Wong, Forsy, Flores & fletcher. Been riding your wave all year homes! Please help. Ha! Thx Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold Ian for now

      • Cj says:
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        @Grey: RIGHT! Haha… Kinsler it is… thanks as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Arod’s Frost says:
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    Grey. Got a pick three question for rest of year value

    Eflin, Stripling, Musgrove, Rodin, Glasnow

    Also Eloy or Vlad Jr?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove, Glasnow, Rodon

      Vlad, but coin flip

  77. fudgemybudge says:
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    Start Porcello vs CLE?
    SON is very negative (-8.5)
    This would be for a 10tm H2H pts league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not a good start obviously, but I am starting him in one league where I have him…It’s a deeper league than a 10 teamer tho

  78. William Hung says:
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    My 2018 Fantasy Team has officially clinched a playoff spot with a gaudy 178-74-14 (14 categories up for grabs each week) record so far with 3 more weeks in the regular season to go. This was by far the oddest year for me because I haven’t had a team be this good when my ranking in HRs and RBIs is near the bottom for the season. Rs, SBs, AVG, and OBP have carried my offense each week.

    Hopefully I find a way to get my HRs / RBI weakness cleaned up for the playoffs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Congrats! Almost as exciting as your wedding!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: yeah, i was actually going to sit the year out but everyone in my league wanted another shot at the champ so i obliged – putting together my best performing team so far. Last season the regular season leader had 171 wins. All this great stuff during the season is meaningless if I don’t win it all again – I could really use Vlad Jr’s bat right about now…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, so you won the most cats? That’s impressive — hard to know what 178 wins means in a vacuum

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: H2H with 14 categories/points for grabs per week. May was an incredible month for me when I think I had a total of 6 losses against like 40 something wins. It’s odd – this season I either lose close games (7-6) or win big (13-1)

            Gotta fortify those homers and RBIs though

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that’s a ton of wins

  79. Josh says:
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    What’s your take on Mullins? Worth an add? I’m getting a bit annoyed with Conforto K’s, might switch. Good move?

    Thanks

  80. HNball says:
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    need Wins and Saves, start 5:

    Buchholtz vLAA
    Musgrove @MIL
    Ryu vSTL
    Wood vSTL, vSD
    Flaherty @LAD
    Ray vSEA
    Kopech vMIN
    Seranthony for 6 games (@WSH, @TOR)

    many thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Ray, Flaherty or Musgrove

  81. playoff jitters says:
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    in a weekly h2h POINTS league 1st week playoffs. would you start mallex smith with 7 games or put Trout into the lineup on a DL and might play 3 games this week? I’m guessing smith or any other HOT 1 week pick up and play this week. I just had Smith on my team from last week of using him for the same reason. Thx again as always !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  82. HNball says:
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    (left out the second Kopech start if it makes a difference…)

    need Wins and Saves, start 5:

    Buchholtz vLAA
    Musgrove @MIL
    Ryu vSTL
    Wood vSTL, vSD
    Flaherty @LAD
    Ray vSEA
    Kopech vMIN, @DET
    Seranthony for 6 games (@WSH, @TOR)

    many thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • HNball says:
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        @Grey: boiled down to kopech vs. musgrove for me, so i appreciate the help.

        hoping my playoff run lasts longer than Lastings Miledge’s rap (or baseball) career

        thank you Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Lastings!

  83. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hunting AVG, HR, RBI . . . would you start Bote in a weekly lineups league over Villar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Works for me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  84. playoff jitters says:
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    h2h wkkley points league …… a RP question as well ..I haven’t been able to find a decent replacement for Morrow. Or I keep missing out on them. SO I’m dropping him now I can’t hold onto him any longer with the playoffs starting I need the roster spot. Would you start a guy like Musgrave in the RP because he can get SP points in a RP position. or go with a pure save RP guy like one of the top free agents left out there now for me like .. Glover, Hildenberg, Romo, S Greene , w peralta, hector rondon, john gant…. thx for the help again !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Musgrove for points

  85. matt says:
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    Is Daniel Poncedeleon worth a flier ROS in head to head? He’s set for 2 starts next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s he facing?

      • matt says:
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        pitts and cinn at home

        plus ROS: Poncedeleon, Leake, Stripling & T Williams. Pick 2

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Those starts sound decent for Poncedeleon — Stripling, Williams

          • Matt says:
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            @Grey:

            Would you replace either Stripling or Williams for Bryse Wilson?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d try him over Stripling if I needed an arm right now

              • matt says:
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                @Grey:

                I have a bye this week, but stockpiling for the rest of the playoffs. Rosters lock tonight.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha

  86. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start one of the following:

    Sano – 1 vs cws, 2 @ cws, 4 vs oak
    Springer – 3 @ sea, 3 @ laa
    Conforto – 4 vs sf, 3 vs was

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  87. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: same league. Also need to start one of these guys:

    Rodon – vs min
    Kopech – vs min, @ det
    Gausman – @ pit, @ mia

    SON actually like Kopech. Hasn’t he ever been roofied?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d try Kopech

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: well let’s party then…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s do this!

  88. fausto says:
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    -E.Hosmer or A.Pujols ROS?
    (Im trying to get a non-jaded, “i wasted a 5th round pick” opinion on Hosmer, he was just dropped btw this feels almost as bad as a catcher question)

    -M.Conforto or D.Dahl ROS?

    VINTAGE N.Pivetta this week!
    I can’t quit the dude, mainly for lack of better options but
    that xFIP tho!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols – Dahl — Pivetta is the crazy ex girlfriend who you take back and she burns down your house — Pivetta is Left Eye Lopes

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey:*reads ” left eye lopes”* …. drink goes through my noes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Fogimon says:
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            @Grey: Lisa Left Eye…. knowing what we all know… you’d still bang the hell out of her.

            Hence…. roll with Pivetta

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Exactly!

  89. Basement Artie says:
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    If you’re a fan of the Cleveland Streamer, google Tallahassee gas mask. Gonna try it on the wife on next vacation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take pics!

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Grey: You know it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pics or it didn’t happen!

          • Basement Artie says:
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            @Grey: Pics for sure! Will make the divorce worth it. No-brainer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re a good floor, Basement

              • Basement Artie says:
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                @Grey: Gotta aim low.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  When they low, Basement goes lower

  90. Taking14DaTeam says:
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    I am trying to shore up my infield for the first round of playoffs in Sept. They are:

    Freeman, Suarez, C Santana
    Dee, Cano, Bregman

    Zimmerman or DeJong as a bench bat or as a possible starter should Santana lose at bats to Bour or Dee never pull his head out?

    Schedule: Zimmerman at Phillies and at Braves. DeJong home vs Pirates and Dodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  91. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Go add Bryse Wilson from the Braves, called up. Kid is dealing.

    • Dancin Homer says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz:

      do we know if he’s slated to start or be in relief?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s starting tonight

        • William Hung says:
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          @Grey: dammit pushing Gausman to tomorrow. Should I risk being roofied 2 days in a row (I have Kopech tomorrow)?

          Here are my starters right now:
          -Archer, Gausman, Severino, Jon Gray, Corbin, Kopech

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Doesn’t seem worth it in a 10 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, do you know Prospector Ralph, you guys look very similar

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: how serious are you in this recommendation- like drop derek holland for this kid serious? or drop nathan eovaldi serious?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lose Holland

        • johnnyhobbes says:
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          @Grey: my man thanks

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

    • Basement Artie says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks Ralph. Good call. Just added him.

  92. johnnyhobbes says:
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    any idea if the Bryse Wilson pick up is just a spot start or planning a rotational use?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems weird to not keep him up unless he’s blown to pieces

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: bless you Grey and ProspectJesus…. bless you both.

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: bless you Grey and ProspectJesus…. bless you both.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

  93. Gotime says:
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    This Wilson kid, if this means everyone is pushed back a day Newcomb could start @Mia instead of @ Pit..do you risk throwing him in a weekly lineup or keep Maeda there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Newcomb

  94. William Hung says:
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    Lord Gurriel is expected to come back this weekend – do you think his upside is better than DeJong’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  95. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I’m sad that Smokey is leaving. That’s all I got.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know ‘poop

  96. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey, I need to pick up a closer before the rosters are frozen today. There is no bench, so I need a guy that will likely retain the role to the end of the year:

    Minter
    Strop
    Romo

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

    • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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      @Eric: yeah if romo wasn’t traded by now i doubt he is later. the others will (or in minter’s case COULD) lose jobs if/when morrow/the viz come back. romo hasn’t gone through one of his “i suck donkey balls for 3 weeks straight” periods like in a lot of past seasons, he’s been fine.

  97. Jt says:
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    Currently in 1st place h2h league Trumbo just hit the dl I have no dl spots should I hold out this week and stream what I can and hope to keep Trumbo on the team healthy for playoffs starting in 3 weeks? Couldn’t do this if I was chasing a playoff spot.

    Bench is McNeil, jankowski, Trumbo
    Glover is a also a possible drop as Bradley,Jeffress,rondon, Osuna, seranthony fill my reliever spots
    Nick williams, Pham, reddick on waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, lose Trumbo — Williams

  98. iChiro says:
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    Keep forever league, who do you think has better career, Buxton or Moncada?
    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

  99. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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    NL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added. nimmo won’t be found for a bit (doesn’t sound long). pickup which of these: (same NL only as above): bote, barnhart (would backup ramos), kike (starting a lot more recently, but maybe they’ve just played a lot of lefties, would make sense with how much joc hasn’t played), one of the many Mehlins out there: riddle, galloway, dean, ortega (only riddle/ortega seem to have regular playing time though), hernan, plawecki, duggar, hanson,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bote

  100. Ralphy says:
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    I apologize if you’re answered this already but is it time to pick up Eloy? If they are bringing Kopech up, they must be willing to bring him up too. Add him in a league with 10 moves left (and I would drop Pivetta or Newcomb).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t use one of my moves on that

  101. Ralphy says:
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    I apologize if you’re answered this already but is it time to pick up Eloy? If they are bringing Kopech up, they must be willing to bring him up too. Add him in a league with 10 moves left (and I would drop Pivetta or Newcomb).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t use one of my moves on that

    • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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      @Ralphy: you’d be quite surprised how often you’ll need those moves if/when injuries hit. esp if it’s a h2h, you can’t leave yourself out in the cold in playoff time.

  102. FrankGrimes says:
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    Odor or Peraza weekly league??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Ride the wave.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hang ten!

  103. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    So are we finally moving on from Ray? I know you have not had nice things to say about him recently, and it sounds like we both got kicked in the nether region this weekend with this D-Bag, so my dilemma is should I even start him this week? He is at home against Seattle, so not the best of matchups for sure.

    To think of the guys I dumped and I still have this bag of feces is driving me nuts!

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’s time to move on

  104. playoff jitters says:
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    weekly h2h points league…..Start Ryu vs @STL poncedeleon over one of these starters???
    tallion @ mil Chachin , Dallas K @ LAA TBD , Gibson @ CHI Sox Rodon , Flaherty @ dodgers Beulher and 2 start Berrios vs Oak Anderson and @ chi sox Kopeck …. Thx for the help again !!!! oooh the stress

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Ryu over Taillon

  105. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    One more Grey,
    Zimm or Cano as my Util in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds. I have actually moved into 3rd Place, so am trying to hang on for the next 2 weeks to make the playoffs.

    Many thanks for all you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  106. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    For wins, do you like Derek Rodriguez at home v Texas (mike minor) or Marquez in Coors v STL (gant) or Mikolas in Coors (Senzatela)? I assume avoid Coors and roll with D-Rod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dereck

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: sweet d-rod is back shortly. awesome sauce.

  107. tshank13 says:
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    Streamonator doesn’t like Bryse Wilson tonight. Ralph, you throwing him out there tonight?

  108. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    16 teamer with OPS, hits added. have thames as probably weakest bat. drop for any of: kemp (NL kemp) he’s been quite horrible since all star break, ervin, flores, gyorko, semien, pillar, wong, t.austin are options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Surprised some of these guys are available… I’d go Semien

      • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Grey: semien has probably been added/dropped about 4 times this year by assorted owners. kemp was just dropped for the first time just now. austin i started grabbing middle of last week in AL only and since everywhere 14 or so and up lately. oh it’s a yahoo, so only 3 OF, 2 util, no CI or MI. the leagues i run have the 5 OF, CI/MI and sometimes 3 utils, in THOSE none of these would be around.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I guess I can see that on Semien — Kemp’s been miserable

          • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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            @Grey: he’s hitting in a well more believable way than before though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, agreed

  109. dau says:
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    Amed, Aledmys, Adalberto—who’s the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  110. dau says:
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    better yet, who should I retain of the three A’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Amed

      • dau says:
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        @Grey: Amed steals a bit too and plays more. already have dejong anderson—seems like i’m covered at ss—oh and trea too.- haha, maybe drop all A’s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better all around contributor

  111. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Strop or leclerc ? Is it close enough that I’ll be ok if I picked wrong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leclerc, it’s a coin flip

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: nutz, but thanks for making sure it doesn’t hurt too bad

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  112. Scuffy McGee says:
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    With Jansen back, would you drop Strop or Hader?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Hader being used in the 7th tonight change your mind? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really

  113. FrankGrimes says:
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    Conforto can hit tonight cuz of that trash can derek holland?
    Gimme a break.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  114. William Hung says:
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    Archer is about to get lit the F up – he is staying in this game after an awkward swing to strike out

    • William Hung says:
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      NVM – after Archer’s first 1,2,3 inning in the 4th, Hurdle pulls Archer out before the 5th inning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugly ass start by Archer

  115. FrankGrimes says:
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    Maybe kendrys read his razzball blurb today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  116. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Grey, best 2 to keep, Roto
    Cano
    Merrifield
    Albies
    Dozer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies, Dozier

      • Favio Vasquez says:
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        Right on, thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. Ben W says:
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    Who should I drop? It’s a 2 catcher league, my other catcher is Wilson Ramos.

    Danny Jansen
    Austin Hedges

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen

  118. Perfect Game says:
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    Do I stream Ryu against St. Louis or Kopech against Minn tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both? Ryu

      • Perfect Game says:
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        @Grey:

        Only have room for one…who do I go with?

  119. dau says:
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    Villanueva a good call for 3 days at Curs?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @dau:
      Hells ya! All week really he hits lefties well.

  120. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    In a 12 teamer, I lost Bauer but still have Kluber and Max on the front end of my rotation. Losing him means the back end of my staff have to be good in the Sept playoffs. Week #1 looks like this….. Wood (at Reds), Ryu (at Cards), Hendricks, ugh (v Brewers and Reds) and E Rod wherever he fits in when he gets back (Jays or Mets). Fiers (at Orioles and at Rays) and Eovaldi (v Jays) and Chacin (at Cubs) on the wire. Despite their pedigree and ownership levels, Fiers and maybe Eovaldi look better to me than Hendricks even at home. Wood scares me too. Am I crazy? Thoughts?

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