Stan Bush? Give me that beat! You got the Tauchman! You got the power! Yeah! You’ve never walked, you’ve never run! You’re a winner! (Though some may say running and walking aren’t bad for baseball.) You got the moves, you got the streets (not as important in baseball)! Break the rules (well, Barry Bonds had some success with this)! You’re nobody’s fool! Yeah! You’re at your best when the going gets rough! (This is true since the Yanks had some injuries and needed Mike Tauchman to step up.) You’ve been put to the test, but it’s never enough! (That’s less true; we appreciate you here, Tauchman). You got the Tauchman! You got the power! It’s all true! So, Mike Tauchman (2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .299) hit another home run last night, his 10th, that’s in 60 games. And he stole a bag, his 4th! He now has three homers in two games, and four homers in the last week. I grabbed him in multiple leagues, because who doesn’t love dongs! Not this redblooded American! Hoo-rah, I got the Tauch!

Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psyche! Before we get into the post, fantasy football RCLs have launched.  Get in now!

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-3 and his 18th homer, hitting .336.  I can’t wait to write a schmohawk post for this guy next year. I’m sweating and it’s coming out my pores!

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer as he hit third. You might notice that I don’t talk much about homers in Coors (aside from Torenado), since everyone hits them. I’m going to start ignoring home runs against the O’s pitching too. On next week’s podcast, I have to mention to Podcaster Ralph that he compared Asher Wojxisa^biy37ski to Charlie Morton.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .302.  I drafted Santander in one draft and hold league, because I thought he was the best guy for the O’s DH spot. It only took the O’s half a season to figure it out.

Dylan Cease – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.00. This was against a Tigers’ offense that is, putting it mildly, terrible. Maybe it’d be better if Dawel Lugo hit last, because all’s well that ends Dawel.

Jose Abreu – 4-for-8, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .267. Dude goes snoozy for extended periods, huh?  I was like Jumpin’ Jack Flash Abreu is a blast in May/June, then I literally fell asleep while reading his name in July.

Joe Panik – Designated for assignment, then the Giants start a guy named Menez. Lose a pun, gain a pun.

Trea Turner – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .285.  Not complaining (am complaining), but I have everyone else to hit home runs. Steal four bags in a game, Treat Urner! Please! I can’t believe I’m near-dead last in steals in leagues where I have Turner.

Alex Verdugo – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. The Dodgers said it was originally a back problem, but it was his oblique, so six of one, half dozen of the other.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Scheduled to return to the rotation on Sunday.  That’s good to know.  Dot dot dot.  The day after I set my weekly lineups!

Pedro Strop – Activated from the IL and could slide right back into save opportunities, since Cishek can suck-it (rhyming!) and Kintzler hit the IL.

Jon Lester – 4 IP, 10 ER, ERA at 4.46. Could it be possible that his yips with throwing to 1st base have reared their head with him throwing home?

Brett Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.99. Nothing more than a MediaOAKer, but, unlike, T.I., I don’t mind a MediaOAKer if the Streamonator likes him.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .247.  Didn’t you retire? Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!  Okay, maybe that’s why you stopped hitting after 2018, because you don’t f**king know anything.

Dustin Garneau – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Dustin Garneau is one of the more heartwarming stories of the season. Justin Morneau forgot his initials and that he is a 1B vs. catcher, and he’s still hitting homers.

Zack Wheeler – 8 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.20. 2nd half Wheeler is real and he’s spectacular!  Anything to the fact that his last three starts were against three of the worst hitting teams in the majors? Uh…No, shut up, Random Italicized Voice!

Pete Alonso – 1-for-3 and his 36th homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  Albombso!

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .264.  Look who it is, the guy who all the Mets fans were blaming for their pitchers not doing well, who suddenly must’ve learned something when their pitchers are doing well again.

Hector Noesi – 5 IP, 5 ER, in his 1st start. This was Noesi’s 1st return to Metco since he left as Jon Niese.

Bo Bichette – 2-for-5 and his 1st steal, hitting .415. You remember BBC (Before Boba Chette) when all we had were stale Funyons and Howie Kendrick? Crazy times.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 2nd steal. When Grichuk is stealing a bag, you’re saying d’Arnaud throws like a Frenchman. By the by, Grichuk is hitting .350 in the last week with some power. Hot schmotato alert!

Cavan Biggio – 1-for-4 and a slam (10) and legs (9), hitting .215. His average is garbage found under the seat of your daddy’s El Dorado, but prorate his stats out over 162 games and he’s a 25/20 guy.  Hello, beautiful!

Austin Meadows – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .288. One more thing about Biggio, Meadows doesn’t even prorate out that well. Granted, it’s because he has more games played, but still.

Willy Adames – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  If you haven’t been paying attention, or you’re too poor to (snap!), Captain Willy Adames has five homers in the last nine games. Damn, Sizzlean that bacon is fat! (Never blurb on an empty stomach.)

Aristides Aquino – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, in four games and I’m kinda annoyed I didn’t get him in any of my deeper leagues.  Sure, he’s got a bigger hitch in his swing than the guy in your softball league who winds up and runs at the pitch.  Yes, Aquino will strikeout a lot.  How’sever, he could hit 15 homers in two months before teams catch on to not throw him a strike.

Tucker Barnhart – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 7th and 8th homer, and three homers in three games.  Fun fact!  He’s not related to the porn actor, *ucker Barnhard.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 38th homer.  He finally reached 89 RBIs, aka what Josh Bell’s been sitting on since June.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games, and I grabbed him in a few shallower leagues.  Dickerson is the type to go off for a few weeks, and the Phils have been hitting him leadoff, which we won’t talk too much about so Kapler doesn’t remember he hasn’t switched his lineup in almost three games.

David Peralta – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .284. “When we’re at IHOP, we can just leave Peralta’s body in the booth–Whoa! Hold up! He moved!”  No kidding, I think this is the 1st mention of Peralta in about two months. Where has this young man been? I said to sell him in May, and he straight-up disappeared.

German Marquez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.82.  All season I’ve been saying I was YOLO with Marquez, meaning I’d start him anywhere.  Yo YOLO, you suck!

Raimel Tapia – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer,  Tack fifteen post’s onto hype, baby, we’re riding again!

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a double slam (21, 22) and legs (4). His final tally in July: 12 HRs, .398. So far in August: 2 HRs.  Lame!

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. Over 162-game season, he would have 45 HRs and a .340 average.  They sure have the bats, too bad the Astros don’t have any good pitchers.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 4th homer in his ten games since his return from the IL. He’s going to be so enticing again next year. I know, I know, I KNOW! It’s easy to write him off as oft-injured, but Nelson Cruz was once considered oft-injured.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.26, but his 1st start since returning from his demotion.  Can you find a more meh start than this one?  I guess he got some Ks, so there’s that. It was a tough opponent (Twins), so…Meh, I don’t feel like making excuses for Faultythefuzzwitz. If you wanna risk it, be my guest, I’m not running out to own him anywhere.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 3-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (28) and legs (26). Tildaddy says he wants to go 40/40!

Ozzie Albies – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th steal, hitting .290, as he batted in the two hole. Major uptick in value if he continues to bat 2nd. Not a major boon in value for his next negotiated contract in 2046, but still.

Nelson Cruz – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 31st and 32nd homer, hitting .300. That Cruz didn’t hit three home runs means he failed us. We can’t let him ever forget that. So, I printed out the team where I own Cruz on a giant heart-shaped piece of red paper and in the bottom, in very small font, I typed, “More three home run games, lover.”

Mitch Garver – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer. Wasn’t Target Field where Joe Mauer used to struggle to hit four homers in a year? Would it shock you if after the season the Twins said they put in an anti-humidor? What does the anti-humidor do?  It does some umbilical-in-utero shizz where it pumps juice into the ball. “I feel alive!” That’s a juiced ball.

Jose Berrios – 5 2/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 3.24. He gave up the 1st pitch for a home run, and then it got worse. Twins’ beat reporter says Berrios hopes to rebound in his next start.  So, I guess he’s dressing up like Kareem.

Brusdar Graterol – Could be called up by the Twins to work out of the pen. He’s 20 years old and he throws 400 MPH. Prospect Mike said, “I promised myself I wouldn’t make fun of goofy names, but my gawd Brusdar Graterol sounds like the name a guy named Bruce would make up for himself while on ludes. My name? It’s Brucccdar…Grrraaaater…ol. Yeah that’s it. Brusdar Graterol. Weirdness aside, there’s some nice strikeout potential here from his double-plus fastball and above-average slider. I like him better than I like Grey.”  Hey, c’mon!

Andrew Cashner – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.68. Cash ruins everything around me, the ball got creamed, dolla, dolla bill, y’all is what the Red Sox saved.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-2, 4 RBIs and his 30th and 31st homer, hitting .253.  He has 31 homers and hitting above .250.  He’s having the season you wish you got from Khris Davis. Yet — again with some stank — YET every day people want to drop Soler, or not pick him up.

Jakob Junis – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  Junis did work last night in Fenway, and the Streamonator loves his next start, and I could see the stream.

Kolby Allard – Called up to start for the Rangers on Friday. I searched Razzball for past news on Allard, and, well…Sounds like he was a possibility to get in the Braves’ rotation at one point in February. Not a ton of info. If you look at his projections (click his name, and you’re magically transported to his player page with his projections, and also earn me .0000000001 of a cent, so I can try to safeguard the site from spammers. Sorry the site has been wonky the last day, Russian bots be wanting my cheese!), those stats of his are not, how do I say, good. If a matchup is okay, I could see using the Streamonator, but Friday’s matchup is not good.

Dinelson Lamet – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 12 Ks, ERA at 3.90.  That’s one way to wax off the whack, Dinelson. You know what this means? Start everyone against the Mariners!  The Mariners are fixing pitchers for free. A’la Oprah giving out free cars, “Aaron Sanchez, you get fixed!  Dinelson, you get fixed! Every pitcher gets fixed!” Lamet is one of the top Streamonator picks at the end of the week, and I’d try him. I still don’t trust him in all away games.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .322. Next year, who do you draft first, FTJ or Benintendi? Is it close?

Josh Naylor – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 4th homer. Don’t trust his playing time, but when the Padres are playing in games with a DH, Naylor could be a sneaky power grab.

Tim Beckham – Suspended for 80 games for testing positive for Stanozolol.  The last lol is for, “Did you not think you were going to get caught?” Never liked that movie anyway, Bend the Rules Like Beckham.

Bryan Reynolds – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 4th homer in the last nine games. You could do worse than a guy hitting .335 who’s also poppin’ missiles. To give you an idea, he’s doing virtually samesies as Jeff McNeil, and we all know how much you like McNeil. You know it, don’t try to lie.

Josh Bell – Will sit out for the next two days to try to figure out why baseball makes you one of the best in the sport one month, and one of the worst in the sport the next month. Forget it, Josh, it’s baseball. As a fortune cookie once read, “If you stop overperforming, then underperforming won’t come as such a shock.”

  1. Harley Earl says:
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    Great write up, nice note on Aristides Aquino!

    I couldn’t resist the power potential and grabbed him. Glad I did, because he’d be gone for sure after tonight. Now I’ll ride it out and see how he does.

    Hopefully it doesn’t end like Robel Garcia. I need a lottery ticket damnit! Aristides is my new lottery ticket!!!

    • Hater Bell

      Grey Albright says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, just a lottery ticket, but could be a solid power one

  2. Teddy Ballgame says:
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    Can we get a Razzball bathroom reader of favorite Razzball commentary? It’d give us Mariners fans something to do at least

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, will see what we can do!

  3. toolshed says:
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    Stanek made his debut with Mia and pitched in the 9th. The fish scored zero runs and were losing of course. Seems like he has closer stuff. Steckenroder on the IL had his elbow flare up. Do you think stanek has a good shot to claim the closer gig or is this just wishful thinking?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Possible but I don’t think he gets first crack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • knucks says:
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      I’m rostering Stanek over any other arms in that pen right now and expect him to receive the next save chance. But keep an eye out for an Austin Brice activation too.

      Really bottom of the barrel stuff here. Same with the Mariners pen. Seattle is going to lose a lot over the remaining 7 weeks. The MLB trade didn’t really lead to any desirable SAGNOF unfortch.

  4. Scott says:
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    Drop Wade Davis for Strop?

    Who to do drop in a dynasty league, Schoop or Greg Polanco?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Strop

      Lose Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. galica says:
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    Grey!!

    Super report, lad!

    a. Tucker Barnhart’s cousin’s name is Pucker Barnhard. Damn, *=P.

    b. Seriously though, I autodrafted Barnhart as the last pick in my RCL as I couldn’t wait to go to the toilet. As I’m on the can, I hear the computer sound for the ‘start’ of my turn, I finish and wipe up and get back just as Tucker was selected by the autobots! I thought, damn not a bad pick. Of course, I dropped him for Garver who got injured the map gets confusing but now I have D’Arnaud via Will Smith so I can’t complain.

    c. Last one on catchers….last year you were all over MI’s. This year has got to be the year of streaming catchers. Many catchers have been above the Equarto as you coined last night if they were in your lineup for 162 games.

    d. Started Lamet in both of my H2H matchups because dur SON is always right. You should loosen up a bit with your condemnation of Dilson.

    e. A’la Oprah still has me cracking up! Thank you. It’s better than aromatherapy.

    f. You know which pitcher would fit in great in Baltimore as in they’re getting crushed, day-in-day-out? Ca$hner!

    g. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for August 7

    Pardon my sarong, 1942

    Costello: Oh, how are we going to pay for this gas?

    Abbott: Wait, I’ve got it! Go tell him the baseball story.

    Costello: The baseball story? The old one?

    Abbott: You know. They don’t know it out here.

    Costello: They don’t know it?

    Abbott: Certainly not.

    Costello: The one about the guy on…

    Abbott: Yes, yes, yes, you know it. Go ahead.

    Costello: That was $12.50, wasn’t it?

    Gas station attendant: That’s right.

    Costello: $12.50, ha-ha, $12.50. You like baseball?

    Gas station attendant: Yeah, I’m just crazy about baseball.

    Costello [To Abbott]: I think we got ’em. That’s all there is to it.

    Gas station attendant: In fact, I’m just dying to have somebody tell me a baseball story.

    Abbott [To Costello]: Algy, you better tell him.

    Costello: Why?

    [The gas station attendant starts swinging a baseball bat.]

    Abbott: He’s just dying to have somebody tell him a baseball story. Aren’t you dying to tell him?

    Costello: I’m just dyin’.

    Abbott: Go find out if he heard the game yesterday.

    Costello: Okay. Did you hear the game yesterday?

    Gas station attendant: No.

    Costello [To Abbott]: He didn’t hear it.

    Abbott: So?

    Gas station attendant: It was some game. It was the last of the 9th and the score was tied.

    Costello: Are you sure you didn’t hear the game?

    Gas station attendant: No.

    Costello: You read it in the papers?

    Gas station attendant: No.

    Costello: Hear it on the radio?

    Gas station attendant: No.

    Costello: Okay.

    Abbott: What’s the matter?

    Costello: I don’t think it’s gonna work.

    Abbott: Is he askin’ too many questions?

    Costello: He knows too many answers.

    Abbott: Go over and tell him the story. Go on, go on.

    Costello: Okay.

    Abbott: Hurry up.

    Costello: -Joe DiMaggio… Was at bat, three balls, two strikes. The pitcher winds up, throws.
    DiMaggio swings… Zowie, a home run! The Yanks win five to one!

    Gas station attendant: Come here, smart guy. Two fellows put that gag over on me a few minutes ago. I said the next guy that did it, I’d break his leg!

    Abbott: What’s that got to do with my change?

    Gas station attendant: What change?

    Abbott: My change from the $20 bill I gave you.

    Gas station attendant: You gave me… Oh! I beg your pardon, sir.

    Abbott: That’s okay. After all, you must trust everybody.

    Gas station attendant: Yes, sir.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. That’s bc he’s famous for his fish lips

      B. Ha, nice!

      C. True

      D. I guess

      E. Hehe

      F. Ha

      G. Nice!!

  6. mUshi says:
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    Hi! Who is better in dynasty:
    Bieber or severino?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bieber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  7. JC says:
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    ROS Santander or Islan Diaz?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Isan ROS, Santander short term

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Pick one please, peralta(in Coors for 3) or Aquino. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Unfortunately, I need to drop a SS – which one should I keep: Amad Rosario or Bo Bichette?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Keep Bichette

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Batman says:
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    Trade my Lance Lynn for Ohtani (the hitter)? 12 team h2h, QS instead of wins, AVG, OBP, and SLG. Recently lost Gallo and Dahl to the DL

    Rest of team

    C – Posey
    1B – Muncy
    2B – Lemahieu
    3B – Jose Ramirez
    SS – Bogaerts
    OF – Acuna
    OF – Marte
    OF – Yordan Alvarez
    UTIL – Khris Davis
    UTIL – Tim Anderson
    BN – Isan Diaz
    DL – Dahl
    DL – Gallo

    SP – Chris Sale
    SP – Aaron Nola
    RP – Chapman
    RP – Yates
    P – Taylor Rogers
    P – Zack Britton
    P – Matt Barnes
    P – Verlander
    BN – Greinke
    BN – Robbie Ray
    BN – Sonny Gray
    BN – Aaron Sanchez
    BN – Lance Lynn

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d make that deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Twins Peaker says:
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    Kershaw has been great this year. Is he fortunate to not yet be injured? Did he change the way he pitches? I’m surprised that he hasn’t been injured at all. Would consider trading for him in my keeper pts league since his $30 price tag ($300 cap) seems cheap.

    • Twins Peaker says:
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      Should have mentioned that I’m playing for next year and not this year.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      What would you have to give up?

      He’s not a guy I’m seeking in trades, still don’t trust him.

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Not really sure yet. Rebuilding for 2020, hrs got a relatively cheaper contract for his production and is controllable in years. Was contemplating making a deal for an expiring deal but wanted your input about him first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, don’t fully trust him, but it depends on who

  12. Thundergunn says:
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    Top of the morning Grey! Another great write up

    Starting to think Beni is a better real baseball player than fantasy. If you can’t hit for power this year, in that lineup, it’s never gonna happen. Steals and average are fickle stats to chase. I’m going FTJ all the way.

    I’m in a 14 team H2H 4 player keeper league. Wondering if Isnan Diaz has too much potential to drop? I’m trying to win this year and could use his spot for hot schmotato’s and streamers. I have high upside keepers like Eloy, Mercado, Boba, and vets like Marte, Story. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      You can use his spot for hot schmotatos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with DT

  13. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Lol you guess the Twins were a tough opponent? Folty was great yesterday, guess you didn’t catch any of the game.

    Folty gets the marlins this Sunday and yep, you should be looking to add him, not that you can anymore.

    And dude don’t give too much shit to Ralph for his awful Asher whoj89jkski to Charlie Morton comp. There was a podcast you did right before Adrian Sampson played Boston and got killed like 2 months ago when you said you liked Sampson and he’s the kind of guy who wouldn’t get totally blown up in an outing. Since then he’s been blown up in every single outing.

    • Cram It says:
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      He said the Twins WAS a tough opponent.

      Doesn’t seem like you understand how these guys rib each other. Lighten up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, did I say that on Sampson? I must’ve been growing out my hair and not thinking clearly

  14. Wax says:
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    Choose one (h2h points)

    Reynolds
    Tauchman
    Isan

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tauchman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Cram It says:
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    Bwahaha…Dinelson Lamet….ahahah….I owned, I owned him for all….*holds belly* heeheehoohoo…all of his starts this year until I….*slaps knee* ho boy…until I dropped him after the Baltimore start…hahahahahaha *pulls trigger*

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Samesies Cram….I had him for 3 starts and after Bal I said goodbye. Streamed Cease over Lamet yesterday cuz yknow Im smart like that *jumps out of window*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      With your pitching luck, I was half expecting you to say you streamed Lester last night

  16. Steve says:
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    Caleb Smith or Miley ROS? For next year?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Miley this year cuz of better team. Smith next year.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want Smith for both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    What do you think of the team below, any swaps from the wire ?

    Waiver wire

    HIT – A. Duvall, R. McMahon, JD Davis, G. Urshela, T. Hernandez, C. Dickerson, J. Kipnis, K. Schwarber, E. Sogard, A. Santander, S. Kingery, F. Galvis,

    PIT- V. Velasquez, B. Keller, J. Waguespack, C. Bassit, S. Lugo, I. Nova, D. Norris, H. Bailey, J. Vargas,

    RP- J. Leclerc, I. Kennedy, B. Workman

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – A. Rizzo
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – C. Santana
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – P. Goldschmidt
    MI – T. Turner
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Yelich
    RF – C. Blackmon
    Util – E. Suarez
    BN – D. Santana
    BN – H. Dozier
    BN – L. Urias

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – Z. Gallen
    BN – B. Mckay
    BN – D. Lamet
    BN – D. May
    DL – C. Kluber (60-DL)
    DL – A. Heaney (10-DL)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many moves do you have left? Urias can be dropped, Lugo’s been great, but Urshela for a bat

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        only have 13 moves left :(
        I don’t even know if I’ll be able to beat the guy in first, he’s recently made 3 or 4 trades that have been questionable, but his team is now ridiculous.
        I was going to offer this trade to another team:
        MY: Goldy, H. Dozier, Verlandar (my 2 last round picks, [23 &24])
        for His: Mondesi, Snell (id get his first and 2nd round, [13th and 14th])

        is that even close ? I figure it will help me long term, assuming Snell comes back great next year)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t mind it long term, doesn’t help this year — With that number of moves, my suggested moves are necessary

          • MarvPesos

            Marv says:
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            Okay, I’ll pick up Urshela (the Sea witch) for Urias.

            Does it make it better if I add Blackmon and Springer to the deal, ie:

            MY: Goldy, H. Dozier, Blackmon, Verlandar (my 2 last round picks, [23 &24])
            for His: Mondesi, Springer, Snell (id get his first and 2nd round, [13th and 14th])

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Better, yeah

              • Marv says:
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                One last one for you, is this a better trade than the last one:
                MY: Goldy, Blackmon, Suarez, Verlander, Paxton
                for His: Benintendi, Baez, A. Nola, Fried

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not better

  18. Tacos Y Burritos says:
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    Need to drop one Eloy, Chavis, Urshela 6×6 OPS

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. Basement Artie says:
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    Was trying to decide between Fried or Odorizzi and suddenly got an urge to get eggs at Perkins.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      **well played**

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice! Odorizzi

  20. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team 5×5 roto (OBP, QS, Saves+Holds)

    Is my pitching going to hold out with Bauer, MadBum, Flaherty, Fried, Keuchel, and a streamer or 2? I can run 3-4 RPs. I have Hand, Hendriks, Oberg, and Bradley.

    I might have a chance to grab deGrom, Thor, and Kluber from a guy but it might cost me a couple of my stud keepers like Eloy and V-Robles.

    Should I offer Eloy and V-Robles for deGrom, Thor, and Kluber?
    I would replace Eloy with Inciarte and Tauchman for Robles.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think your pitching is strong enough.

      Depends a little on your keeper format but I would likely do that deal for deGrom…not for Thor or Kluber though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        $5 Eloy and $5 Robles will be great keepers in our auction but they will only be able to be kept for the 2020 season.

        deGrom is not able to be kept.
        Thor is expensive.
        Kluber is expensive.

        I have Fried as a $10 keeper. Maybe I throw in Fried with Eloy and Robles for deGrom, Thor, and Kluber?

        Is that fair?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fair for deGrom, not others

          • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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            I don’t understand.
            I would offer 3 for 3.
            Fried, Robles, Eloy for his deGrom, Thor, and Kluber.

            I’m not getting how it’s “Fair for deGrom, not others”??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m sorry, that’s what I get for answering while on the radio, I misread… Yes, for sure on all three, I wouldn’t taken just deGrom

              • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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                Ha…”while on the radio”….that’s why we guys want to be you and the women want to be with you!

                Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, No problem

  21. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Wanted to tell you that the trade I made the other day (I give up Posey, C. Seager, and Y. Diaz, and I get Y. Darvish, A. Ottavino and J,. Martinez) went through this morning.

    My question is would you rather have VanMeter or J. Iglesias to back up Didi, and D. Fletcher?

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      my other questions are these:

      1) Would you rather have Smyly or Lamet
      2) Would you rather have Wojo or Lamet
      3) Should I bring up Urias from the minors. I have until he reaches 150 AB’s to bring him up or lose him to free agency. I have J. Ramirez, Altuve, D. Fletcher, Gurriel, VanMeter, that can play 2nd at least this year. J-Ram loses eligibilty at 2B at years end.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        1/2) Lamet
        3) Depends on your league, he’s probably not be worth the roster spot since it seems shallow

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          Donkey

          10 team keeper with salary cap

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          Donkey it is a 10 team keeper league with Salary cap.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Donkey

            Which one would you drop to get Lamet? Smyly or Wojo ?

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              I’d lose Woj first

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        1. Lamet

        2. Lamet

        3. Can lose VanMeter for Urias

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      VanMeter

  22. 3mango says:
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    Hi Grey:
    10 Team Roto. No Keeper.
    Drop Chavis for Tauchman?
    Drop Luis Urias for Tauchman?
    Forget picking up Tauchman?

    • 3mango says:
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      or..other thoughts? I have: Freeman/Hiura/Donaldson/Bogaerts/Urias/Chavis/Betts/Kepler/Winker/Kingery/Mercado/Bichette/ Mondesi (IL)/ Moncada (IL)/ Stanton (IL)/ Gallo (IL)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tauchman over Urias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    My guess is Gleyber to the DL, his core is bothering him a lot.

    Just had to drop Dahl while I have Contreras and Mondesi in my DL and Kluber DL’d on my bench.

    Running out of hitting options. Sano/W. Calhoun/Conforto are rotating in and out as my last bench bat and UTILs. Do I drop one of my DL guys for Tauchman? Would lean towards dropping Mondesi

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on where your team is at. Generally would lean toward holding Mondesi rather than grabbing a 3rd bench bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Kept Mondesi around dropped Calhoun as he didnt start yesterday or the first game today. Seems like the Rangers still want Delino/Choo/Pence to get playing time over starting Calhoun every day *eye roll*. Swapped Willie for Castellanos (forgot he was on waivers and he’s picking it up hitting 2 for the cubs). I was assuming youd take a chance on Caste over Tauchman as my last hitter? Maybe I’m a biased Tigers fan

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that works

          • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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            Thanks G

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  24. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Hiura has been mediocre the past few weeks, and Lourdes Guriel is a FA. Reasonable to claim Guriel?

    • Norman Ginsberg says:
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      I see Kipnis is also available; I think he’s the best choice of the 3.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s reasonable but I prefer Hiura still

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Just because I guy goes cold for 9-10 games doesn’t mean you drop him. Geez. Hiura!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hiura!

          • Harley Earl says:
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            Hiura on fire again tonight!! Two-run bomb and a double!!!

            Never question Keston!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, yup

  25. Cram It says:
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    Glad to see my 13/7/15/.377 line last night didn’t move the needle. Can we extend the ‘Perts trade deadline another week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Scherzer had a setback…eat it!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Apologies if Eat It is a Cram It relative, unfortunate oversight on my part

      • Cram It says:
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        Haha. Bust! So pissed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  26. Five-on-One says:
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    12-team 5×5 league:

    1) Which do you prefer for the week, Smyly (@SF, $5.4) or E. Hernandez (vATL, $1.2)?

    2) Start either, none or both in a 12 teamer?

    3) Please rank the following RPs
    Giles, Workman, Bradley, Strop, C. Martin, N. Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Smyly

      2. None

      3. Bradley, Workman

      • Five-on-One says:
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        Sorry, should have been more specific on the RP question (#3). If I am sitting both Smyly and Hernandez (Question #2), I will need two more RPs. Can you give me your next two from the list? I would guess Giles and Strop, but your confirmation would be appreciated. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles, Strop

  27. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Stan Bush! Yes! Loved the 1986 Transformers movie growing up! He had another song on that soundtrack… “Dare”. So brilliantly 80s. I keep waiting for one of his songs to show up in Stranger Things, but probably not quite mainstream enough. It’s ok I’ll settle for Neverending Story.

    **spoiler alert*** (as if anyone is concerned about spoilers from 1986 transformers movie)

    Did you know after they killed off Optimus Prime in the movie (worst idea ever), they brought him back as a zombie in the television cartoon show? Very strange.

    Wonder who’s job it was to decide which transformers to discontinue before season two of the show. Whoops!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Transformers!

      Haha, I didn’t know that, but it’s no spoiler since I never saw any of the movies

      • Brade says:
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        Transformers is an epic movie, sorry not sorry. Orson Welles’ final performance!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I thought his final appearance was doing a beer commercial

  28. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you trade F. Vazquez for M. Brantley. I currently have L. Hendricks, R. Osuna and B. Hand as closers.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  29. J-Money says:
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    Whatup fellas,

    Who’s the start today?

    Isan vs Matz
    Domingo Vs Luchessi
    Vogelbach vs Luchessi

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  30. Sagnof! says:
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    Drop Stripling for Lugo, Strop, Martin – in what order? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo’s been great

  31. bigbear says:
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    Does Tauchman have Maas Appeal? Or is he legit?

    Biggio -> the Meadows comments says it all. Well played!

    Unbeknownst to G. Marquez, he’s now occupying my streamer spot. (unbeknownst is another fat lip worthy word.)

    As an O’s fan, my one joy this season has been seeing Cashner take a squat on the Red Sox! #squatterpriviledge

    FTJ >>> Benny. Tatis easily. Tatis basically only has a half a season played. 35/25 is a reasonable projection over a year. Thinking he’s a top 15-20 guy (maybe a top 10 guy) compared to a top 50 guy. Lots of K’s, but he can square the ball up much better than league average as well (barrel% and hard hit%). His .419 BABIP should pull back but his speed and quality contact will probably mean his BABIP will be much higher than average too.

    Shockingly, Benintendi isn’t actually having a horrible year compared to the last two years. Heading into this year it would have been reasonable to assume that 2018 was the floor since it was very similar to 2017. Maybe it is, but I’d guess this is about what you would expect in general. Similar power, AVG, and BB. Barrel % and LA are up significantly. Uptick in K. Down tick in SB. High BABIP (.361), but could be fine. What’s weird is that the Red Sox are scoring more per game than they did last year. 5.698 compared to 5.388. I had that wrong (given what I know of Betts/JD) until I looked at the team numbers. Not sure how that projects other than batting spot? He’s on pace to be around 90/18/90/14/.285. A solid lower case yay. Maybe that’s still the floor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maas Appeal prolly

      I better never hear unbeknownst in person!

      FTJ, yeah, I think so too, might not be close

      Nah, Benintendi is just a little boring, really…Not bad, solid floor player

  32. Trader says:
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    1. Please cut three from this list in h2h league with my focus on who helps me the most in September. Playoff position is secure.

    EE, Laureano, Aquino, Senzel, Aguilar, Odor, Renato, JD Davis, Santander, Eloy

    2. Playoffs start September 2. Given that would you trade Laureano or Yonny for E Diaz hoping he keeps the Mets gig and actually gets better down the stretch? Or use the wire and add LeClerc or Pagan and drop a bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Edwin, Senzel, JD

      2. Is this a keeper? Why wouold anyone do these trades? Yonny 1st, I guess — if doesn’t work, grab Pagan

      • Trader says:
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        My trading partner has a bye locked up so might value Laureano by Sept 10th? Or maybe you are suggesting no one will trade for a IL guy even if not needed until mid-Sept

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t, but if your trading partner would, go for it

  33. Steve says:
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    Do you project Isan Diaz as a keeper in a 12 team mixed (keep 10) league for next year? Is it close?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely

  34. Five-on-One says:
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    Domingo, Grisham or Adames for my U slot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  35. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Brett Anderson is about as yawnstipating as they get, but he’s one of the few guys consistently available on the wire that goes for 6 IP regularly.

    Like dropping your sunglasses into the water at the beach, QS are hard to find.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, true

  36. Cable says:
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    Maybe time to drop Hiura ?…..h/h points 12 team redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  37. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft…… Hiura or Gurriel jr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura, but similar/same

  38. Jim says:
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    Tauchman over Eloy in a redraft league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  39. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft….ROS. Gurriel jr or Hiura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  40. William Hung says:
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    Here’s to Keston getting a hit in his final AB last night and hopefully means he’ll break out of his mini slump against Trevor Williams today (assuming he’s in the lineup)

    In other news, are you rolling Jack Flaherty out there today @ LAD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed!

      I would start him

  41. Sean says:
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    Catcher question to replace Contreras. I picked up Caratini on Sunday since he was playing, but now I’m looking at my waivers. Romine, Barnhart, Ramos, and Perez are available. Would you make the swap for anyone of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  42. Bradley Kukenberger says:
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    Just traded Ryu for Fenando Tatis Jr. The trade analyzer says I killed it. What do you think?

    H2H OPS league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, great trade

  43. Hip hip jorge says:
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    Was able to grab kimbrel off waivers today… is he worth hanging onto or if I can find someone who still puts stock in his name value is he a sell high?

    Also in need of an OF with Dahl down. Top three of this crew: pollock, Myers, cooper, jd Davis, Grisham, Aquino.

    Thanks razzball!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Kimbrel, he’ll be back in a week

      Pollock, Myers, Grisham

  44. Bro Pat says:
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    Hi Grey! Question for you…should I trade Eloy for Shane Bieber in my 12 team AL only $26 budget league?

    I am currently sitting in first, but just lost Yonny and only have Brad Keller/Reynaldo Lopez and Zach Plesac to ride down the stretch.

    Eloy will be $1 next year and Bieber will be up for auction, but I would have the rights to him for $.10 more than his final price. I have the depth to cover up Eloy’s absence as my OF consists of Meadows/W. Calhoun/Teoscar/Starling with Grossman and Maybin on my bench. I also have a shot at grabbing Tauchman next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go bat, but might be pretty even

  45. Bats says:
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    Giles or Workman

    Tauchman over any of the following?

    Mercado
    Kingery
    Bichette
    DeJong
    Hiura
    Domingod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Workman

      Over Kingery if you need power

  46. Ax says:
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    Rough go for German last night. Do you like him @ San Diego over the weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  47. Justin Ralph says:
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    10 team mixed with 50 move limit. Are you holding Shawn Kelley?

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      I could drop him for Workman.

      • William Hung says:
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        def do that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry nope as in not holding Kelley, grab Workman

  48. Keeks says:
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    Only have 3 IL spots, which of these guys would you drop?
    Kluber, Kimbrel, Gallo, Dahl, Voit

    Could wait it out till hearing news on Voit or one of the pitchers coming back, but could use the extra bat right now.

    • Keeks says:
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      10 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  49. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Pick a streamer for today

    B. McKay vs. Tor (Font) (SON 17.3)

    or

    Lucchesi @ Sea (Kikuchi) (SON 7.4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McKay

  50. Herschel says:
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    Not sure if the headline was you or Rudy, but kudos….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was Rudy

      • herschel says:
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        so is that where the marky mark/boogie nights song comes from? had no idea….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  51. William Hung says:
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    Saw all of Yordan’s ABs last night and he should have had 7 HRs and 20 RBIs last night – the other ABs where he didn’t homer were all loud outs and he was like inches away from a 3 run bomb that Desmond caught on the track

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, he’s incredible, right?

      • William Hung says:
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        What’s also incredible is my love of 5 cat players even if they aren’t that good – I just picked up Cavan this morning after seeing him hit another bomb and he might surpass Benintendi in HRs + SBs, also as insurance for Hiura during this slump cause I didn’t want to drop Hiura

        In other news, not sure if my comment last night was too late for your reply but did you notice that the Braves pitched Greene last night in a blowout? Odd usage for their closer, which is why I am holding Chris Martin for another day. Greene also couldn’t pitch a clean inning and gave up a homer, but did get 2 Ks this time around.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I saw on Greene and saw your comment… Sorry sometimes late at night unless it’s urgent I can’t respond bc then people will wonder why I’m not answering their question and instead writing today’s post — I wonder if they’re just trying to get Greene right vs. moving onto Martin, but I am concerned

    • Keeks says:
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      Was at BP too, he’s an animal. His homer was absolutely demolished. Also the local broadcast was talking about how his numbers through his first 40 games were on track with Pujols’ first 40 games- nearly identical!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, he’s special

  52. Cable says:
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    12 team h/h points redraft….don’t know what the Giles story is ….Leclerc or Bradley ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  53. fausto

    fausto says:
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    any love for J.D.Davis?
    was debating losing r.nunez for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Nunez has had a great year, I’d hold

  54. cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft….ROS
    Tauchman or Matt Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  55. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick top 2 streamers?
    McKay home vs Tor
    Fiers at WSox
    Turnbull home vs KC
    Roark at WSox
    S.Gray home vs Cubs
    Waino home vs Pitt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McKay
      Roark, though Gray entices me too

  56. Steeve says:
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    Emilio Pagan closer in 2020 is
    a)sure
    b) probably
    c)possible
    d)maybe
    e) not be

    • Hater Bell

      Grey Albright says:
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      No way of knowing, D

  57. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you bring Urias up now or wait until he gets closer to the 150 AB’s

    • Hater Bell

      Grey Albright says:
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      Let him get closer

  58. HappyJax says:
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    Dickerson, Tauchman, or Aquino? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tauchman

  59. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you call Luis Arias now or wait until he gets closer the 150 AB’s requirement to be on the roster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        thats what I was thinking as well

  60. zach jany says:
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    K.davis, kingery, or jd Davis for the rest of the year? 12 team H2H 5x

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Khris

  61. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Start Max Fried today @ MIN MPerez – (13.3)

    Is @ MIN a universal sit?

    Thanks a lot

    • Steamin Beamen says:
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      Start Max Fried today @ MIN MPerez – (13.3)?*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not worth it

  62. cable says:
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    h/h points ..12 team redraft

    you do a Give Do German & Tanaka Get R Ray & Teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  63. Vash says:
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    Previously you mentioned JD Davis is more Piscotty than what he is currently. I agree with you logically but on Sevant it’s all red outside speed.

    Just wondering what i have on hand, if it’s special or not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think it’s special, tbh

  64. Gary Z says:
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    hey Grey1!

    Still in 1st, so glad I took your advice on rostering Soler back in April and banking Alvarez until he was called up, I think they are single-handedly keeping me in 1st place, thanks again for that!!!

    Mallex Smith is in my utility slot killing my team average and offensive strikeout category, I keep him there for the obv. potential to rip bags…question is do I cut him or bench him til I need steals and pick up a guy like Tauchman, Kingery, Newman, or maybe bank on Laureano coming back?

    Thanks for your input! Side note- When you come back to Milwaukee to get lost in the Safehouse again, you need to check out Fiserv Forum and the complex that just got built directly across from there… 5 levels tall, 5 lane bowling on each floor, all the food you could ever want, burgers to die for, 80’s music with people dressing the part of David Lee Roth & Joan Jett, and the best people watching venue ever! lol…they all come outta the woodwork for gameday lol.

    Have a good one Grey!

    -g

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Kingery for average

      I wanna go back to Milwaukee but it’s so far, great city tho! And I don’t say that often

      • Gary Z says:
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        Dickerson is available too, usually a .300 hitter, doesn’t K as much as Kingery and hitting lead off, would you still go Kingery?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could see trying Dickerson

  65. toolshed says:
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    Vlad with a rest day. He sure gets a lot of days off for 20 year old. He plays 3b. It’s not like he is catching or running around in the OF. He needs at bats. They are treating him like a 37 year old.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has the body of a 37 year old

      • toolshed says:
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        Wait until he “fills out” and is 27.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  66. JSF says:
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    Is Willson Contreras keeper-worthy in a 12-team H2H 5X5 keep-8 forever league?

    Out of the race, in sell mode and looking at keeper options for next year. Looking to deal Bauer (have Scherzer and deGrom as keepers) for a high pick.

    Last keeper option comes down to Bauer (if not dealt), Haniger or Contreras.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could be a keeper, but I think you can do better — I’d prefer Bauer even

  67. Would you pick up Aquino over Reynolds? I need HR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  68. Brett says:
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    Would you trade away Bieber and e pagan for ottavino and Nola? Bieber a great keeper at $9. League has categories for holds and one for saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  69. sportivetricks says:
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    Oh, hey hey hey, my dearest Grey,

    Watcha think about starting RookNook Galllen Against Philly and Vargas tonight ($9.8)? I have just about zero gut feeling on this matchup, but the bot likes.

    lurrrrrrrrrvies!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love Gallen, I’m satrting him everywhere except Coors until further notice

      It’s lurves

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Excellent! Thanksya!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  70. Travis Hafner says:
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    4 keeper league (have great guys like Xander, Story, Degrom, to name some)

    5×5 roto. 10 team, needs mostly pitching and maybe steals

    I have 3 SS Trea, Xander and Story. Can start all 3 (MI, UTIL) but there’s an owner who wants Trea. I need OF, my weakest position.

    How far apart are SMarte and Trea? Who do you prefer for 2019? I’m thinking of getting Marte and another piece, but if he doesn’t budge, should I take SMarte if the positional flex helps? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea, it’s not that close… 1st to 2nd round vs. 3rd to 4th

  71. Eddie says:
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    hi Grey

    how would you rank swanson, dahl, yordan, solar for next year

    better player ROS yordan or soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan, Dahl, Soler

      Yordan

      • Eddie says:
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        around what number rank would they be?

        Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Top 25, 60, 75

  72. Cram It says:
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    Goneforto and Pete Beef are turning into quite the tag team. LGM!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goneforto! Haha

  73. Max says:
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    In a roto league, who would you rather have for run production Kingery or Tauchman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Tauchman

  74. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Is Mike Ford worth a dart throw at 1B in a deep roto or better to stick with the likes of Aguilar/Canha…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  75. Teacher Man says:
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    Yo, G,

    Mallex, man. Super struggling. Currently 2nd place in our 10 team, HH league with OPS, k’s. Hold, or drop for a youngen like Aquino, Biggio, Grisham, Calhoun?

    Peace,

    TM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop…Biggio

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Cheers,

        TM

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          GA

  76. Bax says:
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    Still holding Eloy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  77. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Clarifying earlier question – would you lean Mike Ford or Aguilar/Canha at 1B?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would try Ford

  78. hal_incandenza says:
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    Grey and DT,

    I see you were okay with dropping Stanton a couple of times in the comments yesterday. Thought I’d ask relative to my timeline and particulars as these aren’t easy guys to consider letting go. It’s also a keeper league (3 max). I don’t know if I’d keep Stanton, but it could be an option. Rue the day I decided I had to keep him and let go of Bellinger, I tell ya!

    League is 10-team H2H with QS. Max 7 SPs and 7 RPs. We have 7 weeks max left counting this final regular season week and then 3 rounds of 2-week matches (i.e., if making it to championship playoff round). I’m currently in 1st and I’m guaranteed a bye for two weeks after this week as I’ll finish first or second (6 teams make the playoffs), picking things up in the semi-final round. I do run a chance of dropping from regular season 1st to 2nd this final week as I’m 5 games up entering this week.

    I have 4 DL spots, with these players currently eligible: Stanton, Mondesi, Contreras, Ryu, Kimbrel, and Woodruff*.

    Contreras and Kimbrel are taking up some bench space currently, but I still have two active bench batters. So the need to make a drop I might regret is somewhat alleviated. Assuming two of Ryu, Kimbrel, and Mondesi are back soon, I could just try to ride it out (this week) without dropping anyone. And hope the team currently in second doesn’t pass me. But I’m not sure that anyone I add would matter anyway as I already roster the max 7 SPs.

    Woodruff doesn’t count against the SP limit, increasing his value a good bit. The timeline was 6 weeks roughly 2 weeks ago, so it seems he might be useful as soon as the tailend of the semi-finals, but having him in the championship round wouldn’t stink either should I make it there.

    Given all this, would you drop Stanton? Woodruff? No one? I have to admit that I often start writing up a question and answer it before posting. While that’s not the case here, I am leaning more towards holding. Thanks in advance and sorry for the verboseness!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  79. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    One more – who you got in roto:

    Benintendi/Abreu or Blackmon/Aguilar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  80. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    A guy everybody prolly has forgotten, Lewis Brinson.

    2 for 4 last night.

    2 for 2, rbi today so far.

    Maybe he has finally figured it out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, maybe

  81. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Basta! The offense is out of control. A week ago I led a league in homeruns by 9. I lost the lead Monday night, and now I am behind by 7, despite hitting 17 homeruns in the past week. My opponent has hit 33. This includes 9 batty call home runs during this period.

    In more positive news, Albombso has 3 homers since our exchange on Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albombso!

      Been saying this all year, if you don’t get 5 HRs a day from your team, you fall back so fast

  82. Kyle says:
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    In a dynasty league that I am building for next year as I am out of the playoff hunt.
    Getting a lot of offers for Springer.

    Offer I am considering:
    Will Smith C
    Khris Davis
    Franmil Reyes
    Brandon Lowe

    for my

    Springer
    Castellonas

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      ah b.lowe everybody’s favorite throw in bum drop to get better players. i’m certain i’ve seen him as that in about 8 trade ideas sent this year if not more.

  83. Hip hip jorge says:
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    Thoughts on whether we see mondesi and Dahl again this season?

  84. Hip hip jorge says:
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    Thoughts on whether we see mondesi and Dahl again this season? ETA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess not but I don’t know… Maybe mid-Sept

      • Hip hip jorge says:
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        Drop Dahl for pollock?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, but he’s nursing an injury too

  85. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    I am the only one who finds the Reds pick up of Gausman and bullpen move intriguing? could be a successful bullpen guy… losing the slider and going pure fastball/split could work well for him as it did for Schilling late in his career and (more accurately) how Kirby Yates is suddenly amazing last 2 years. I got my cyclops monocle on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m watching him, but I can’t imagine owning him this year

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      with that CIN pitching coach, def possible. he’s the actual searage of the last 2 years for sure (somebody who gets far more out of pitchers than average pitching coach. searage was thought to be that (and might’ve been maybe 7 or something years ago, but def not in the last 3-5). for the CIN pitching coach, see last year’s MIL and this year’s CIN.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Similarly I sorta like Roark in Oakland. Especially with what they’ve been able to accomplish with Fiers and Brett Anderson pitching in that park. Im cyclopsing rn

  86. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    here i was thinking PT anderson wrote that horrible song for diggler all this time. it was perfect for that character for sure in that movie in that time period.

  87. Cram It says:
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    Conbombto strikes again! Heh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  88. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Pick a starter for today

    Flaherty @ LAD (D. May) (SON 5.9)

    or

    Lucchesi @ Sea (Kikuchi) (SON 7.4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

  89. avogt555 says:
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    Drop Chirinos for Oberg or leclerc?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      an injured starter for a closer, sure. if closers are available you can find useful SP if you need them. he’s the 46th best SP in the FIP vs ERA if indexed by over say 40 innings (and some of those guys are now injured or bullpen guys with tons of innings, like c.green, erlin, glasnow), which surprised me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oberg

  90. Scrapski says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Order please?
    AaSanchez
    Fried
    ChaseA
    Mikolas
    Thanks!!
    Ps those AnimeGrey deep thoughts are dreamy…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

      Fried, Sanchez, but all streamers

  91. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- currently in second place to a guy with Yelich, Devers and K Marte. Its like “really, you had to hit on all three?”. Am I supposed to laugh or cry?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, cry

  92. Jim says:
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    JD Davis or Mike Ford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ford

  93. abmsports23 says:
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    How would you rank the following potential keepers for next year? Looking to trade some and make a run this year. 12 team, h2h, 5 keeper, 7×7 OPS+QS

    Buehler (Last rd)
    Flaherty (Last rd)
    Giolito (Last rd)

    Eloy (Last rd)
    McNeil (Last rd)
    Kepler (11 th rd)
    Tim Anderson (11th rd)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Eloy, McNeil, Giolito, Flaherty

  94. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Stream-o-meter not working.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What number you need? Rudy’s having an issue with the feed

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Just wanted to alert you; no imediate item of concern. It looks like no promising streamers for tomorrow, so I was looking if I was missing something.
        – That’s how I found Lamett yesterday (thanks, Rudy!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, our data provider has a glitch, it’s not us (I don’t think)

  95. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    So Matz was great again at home for the second time after being reinstated to the roto (albeit against the Marlins and Pirates). His home and away splits are interesting…

    Away: 55.2 IP, 6.79 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 6.43 FIP, 5.21 xFIP, .305 BAA, 7.4 K/9, 3.2 BB/9

    Home: 48 IP, 2.06 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 2.84 FIP, 3.47 xFIP, .233 BAA, 9.6 K/9, 2.3 BB/9

    And has only given up 4 homers at home counting today. I’m dropping Matz for his next start at Atlanta…yeeks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, pretty dramatically a home guy

  96. The Other JC says:
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    Two weeks of Albies in the #2 hole, Braves averaging 7 runs per game. Small sample size and Acuna has been huge, but gotta love this as an Ozzie owner.

    • Dave D says:
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      Yeah. He disappears but when he gets hot….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally!

  97. Dave D says:
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    So, Ian Happ could not hit in the minors during the first half but he’s tearing it up now? WTF? I own him in two DCs. I was ready to stick a fork in him but now I’m contemplating starting him. WTF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’ll see if it lasts longer than a few weeks

      • Dave D says:
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        Probably not but he is only 24 still. Might have to throw the hot schmato into the fray…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His age still is crazy

  98. William Hung says:
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    How many of us Travis Shaw drafters missed out on picking up Devers or Yuli at 3B? Yuli doing his best Carp 2018 impression right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t have Yuli or Devers anywhere

  99. Ralphy says:
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    I got offered Trea Turner for Trevor Bauer. I’m wanting to accept it but I have strong hitting as it is. Still accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea way over Bauer, but if you don’t need hitting not sure what it does for you

      • Ralphy says:
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        Ok Grey this is my first time ever typing out my roster. I need your help because I (we) love Trea.

        C: Will Smith
        1B: Hoskins
        2B: Baez
        3B: Muncy
        SS: Bichette
        OF: Bellinger
        OF: Yelich
        OF: Acuna
        Util: Ohtani
        Util: Meadows
        Bench: Segura

        Gallen
        Lynn
        C Martinez
        Ian Kennedy
        Flaherty
        Lucchesi
        Kimbrel
        Shawn Kelley
        Kimbrel
        Corbin
        Bauer
        Darvish
        Woodruff

        Should I still trade for Trea

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t need Trea

          • Ralphy says:
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            In Grey We Trust. Ok Ill try to hit decline but its going to be tough.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Redraft right? In a keeper I take Trea, of course

              • Ralphy says:
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                Yeah its a redraft. I am nervous about Bauer. I was nervous about Minor too and look what that did for him in his last outing!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, but you need pitching

  100. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey
    ROS Conforto or Eloy?
    10 team hth with obp
    I am in first place with 16 moves left
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  101. James Bolger says:
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    Holding JD Davis. Would you switch to Mike Ford?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  102. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. how would you rank isan diaz, odor and sensel?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Diaz

  103. Trader says:
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    1. Beef or Will Smith? Seeing Beef as DH made me ask.

    2. Holds: Lorenzen, Strickland, Rodney, Diekman, or Strop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Smith

      2. Strickland, Strop

  104. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Thoughts on Kyle Seager for 2020..Bounce back or best days are behind him..

  105. William Hung says:
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    Giles not looking good against TB – here’s to my SAGNOF trigger looking at either Derek Law or Shafer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed Shafer, but who knows… Law looks terrible (his #s)

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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      if he’s not still injured on the season he’s like top 3 RP FIP.

  106. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    AGGGHHHHHHH May just got pulled after an Ozuna homer and Dejong out at the warning track with 5 and 2/3 only 83 pitches?!?!?! First Mckay today and now May UGHHH

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Then the lefty Kolarek pitching to Carpenter gives up a rope single. Double if it doesnt hit the ball girl in the ankle down the line lol

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, solid start tho

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Yeah he looked great. Even the Ozuna homer was right on the black. Ozuna just crushed it. Per the in-game reporter sounded like Stripling had a setback with his neck. Don’t know if that is day old news already lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope May can go another 40 IP this year, might be pushing it

          • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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            I would love that I could use some quality pitching any way I can get it….also can you explain the “OZUNA” joke to me in your blurbs lol

            • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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              it’s from his name looking like one of the godzilla monsters, but not quite as much as rodon (rodan was one of those)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s like GODZILLA

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          miller gets rocked yesterday, carmart hasn’t been used in 8 days, so of course put out miller to nearly load up the bases first. good work.

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            scratch that miller only put one on, carmart allowed 2 singles.

  107. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Los Santana/McNeil for Blackmon/Encarnacion – who you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil

  108. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    You missed my Kyle Seager question, right above Hungs question..

  109. Grey, what do you think of these trade possibilities:
    Give Puig get Stroman
    Give Puig get Flaherty
    Thanks!,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Flaherty

  110. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Wojo to get Ivan Nova? He has look good in his last 4 starts, although he gets Houston at home next Tuesday.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      1 K against DET isn’t good. HOU will actually hit his garbage junk.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok thats what i figured thanks JL

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          i mean i streamed him in 16 teamer (with 1750 max innings) but also with K/9, outside of today’s ERA/WHIP/win/QS i don’t hate it but it’ll hurt my K/9 and of course could’ve been much worse but i’m not holding him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t touch Nova

  111. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Love seeing that great start from Plesac . . . but now we have to stress about whether to start or sit him for his 2 starts through the gauntlet of v BOS and @NYY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh no, that’s his next starts? Ugh

  112. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    get ready for another rendon 9-14 day jerk around by WAS’s idiot system where he sits out for 8 days, gets 1 at bat on the 9th, then by around the 14th or so they mention he’ll be DL’d, rather than just say today when he got hurt. so instead of being back the 17th healthy and we (also WAS) can replace him for a while, we’ll waste a roster spot (as will WAS) for a while, then we’ll see him producing daily useful at bats on the 27th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I hope not

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        wonder what the line is on these though:
        1. he’s hurt enough to be DL’d and isn’t for at least 5 more days (ah la how WAS did it last time out)
        2. he’s DL’d right away (before tomorrow’s game) or isn’t hurt really at all and misses less than 3 games (starting tomorrow as the first)

        clearly the 2nd is more likely but how much would we need to get to take the bet it’s #1 with WAS being WAS. i’m thinking 5-1 might be good enough

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Of course, definitely #1

  113. Jerry says:
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    how would you rank stroman bassist chase anderson stripling aaron sanchez rest of season

    wins loss quality start era whip strikeouts

    thanks Master lothario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman, Sanchez, Anderson

  114. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Aquino or Willie Calhoun ROS? 6×6 with OPS as extra O category

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willie

  115. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Thoughts on Kyle Seager for 2020..Bounce back or his best days are behind him..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Best days behind him

  116. Gotime says:
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    Grey loved the lead!
    H2H weekly cats with OBP I have pollock and Mercado drop either for Boogie Nights Tauchman or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d lose Pollock if I needed power

  117. Alps says:
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    Grey
    Would you drop VanMeter for
    Aquino , Schwarber: Kyle Seager or Santander
    Could use Hr”s or RBIs
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santander

  118. Steve Anus says:
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    man it’s fun to find streamer catchers that play against BAL pitching, got HR’s out of romine and higa last 2 days. even in 20 teamers these guys are streamable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

  119. herschel says:
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    @Grey: so much late season nookie love. weekly roto redraft, who do you like between grisham and diaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz, but close

  120. krazyivan says:
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    Man, I thought Lucchesi would cruise vs the Mariners but it’s taken 90 pitches to get through 4. Guy throws like such a rag arm and when he can’t locate the change up he’s worthless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, so annoying

  121. Buts says:
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    SAGNOF, but choose one

    Giles
    CMART
    LeClerc
    Bradley
    Jimenez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  122. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Is it worth holding Stripling in a 15 team roto? Had a setback with his neck yesterday and his rehab is paused. I can’t help but think they bring him back as a reliever, especially with how good May has been…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s done for this year, or at least a month

  123. Crazy J says:
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    I have no pants-marbles so Flaherty rode the pine. I hate fantasy baseball sometimes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I benched Quintana, kill me now

  124. Dan says:
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    Was offered Tanaka for David Peralta. Should accept that right? Not worried about Tanaka’s recent starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m worried about Tanaka, I just said I’d drop him… That trade sounds fair

  125. Steve Anus says:
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    the famous bass from a very horrible trade SD made long long ago, part of the bass and cash for rizzo deal to CUBS, finally about to get his first post elias/strickland save (or not)

    • Steve Anus says:
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      and “bass and cash” if it ended TO rizzo rather than for rizzo would sound like some sort of mob deal.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, ha

  126. William Hung says:
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    I’m really tempted to drop Kingery for Urshela, but wanted your thoughts since I feel like Urshela has kind of come out of nowhere to produce at his current level.

    Also, HIURA!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That move sounds fine, but this was the O’s

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeah, I was hoping you’d keep things in perspective – when my whole team slumps a bit I naturally start scouring the waiver wire for a jump start

        So overall you think Kingery is a better roll of the dice than Urshela?

        • Grey

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          Kingery is better in a vacuum, yeah

  127. Brett says:
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    For saves and ratios e pagan or Bradley

    For holds Britton or Gallegos

    • Grey

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      Bradley, but coin flip

      Britton

  128. Roland Bautista says:
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    Hey Grey, in a 4man keeper. My Nola/Oberg for his Bichette/Treinen, would also want to swap my late round pick (20-24) for his mid-to-high pick. How high can i get from them?

    • Grey

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      Maybe 7-10?

  129. 183414 says:
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    Tauchman v. Ursela, a coin flip ? Need as many s.b.’s as I can muster. Think it gives the edge to the outfielder. If I pick him out, and Mike or Giancarlo or Mr. Overpaid decides to return, I’ll be very angry. Guess that won’t be happening any time this month.

  130. 183414 says:
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    Urshela, that is. Yankees definitely don’t need Stanton. I’d trade during the winter meetings of a top flight starter and pay 3/4 of Stanton’s salary. Dude will be stealing money until the contract expires. Clogs up a roster spot for a ballplayer who’ll play.

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