Nathan Eovaldi was sent to the Red Sox for Jalen Beeks.  That’s right, Beeks in Tropicana.  Orange you glad they’re Trading Places?  We can only hope Dan Aykroyd comes to the games in black face to switch out Beeks’ briefcase.  *insert Eddie Murphy laugh*  Sigh.  I miss Eddie Murphy.  Speaking of aging comedians, I was watching Comedians in Cars Yadda and, boy, Jerry Seinfeld got old and bitter, right?  He’s becoming Robert Klein, Jerry Lewis and, well, lots of old comedians.  Any hoo!  Eovaldi is getting passed around the AL East like Johnny Damon.  Thankfully, he can throw better than him.  Moving to Fenway does not help Eovaldi.  I won’t tell you he had a 2.12 ERA at home and a 5.18 ERA in away games, except to tell you that while telling you I won’t say it.  It’s not completely fair, though, because players are just better at home, in general, wherever that home is, but Fenway is unforgiving, especially if you’re not white.  (I kid.)  Eovaldi should provide value in the right matchups, but he’s far from a ‘start every time out’ guy.  As for Beeks, he was placed inside a gorilla suit and shipped off to a much better landing spot.  He appeared on Prospector Ralph’s top 500 fantasy baseball prospects list.  You scrolling for him, “Uh…Um….Is he here….Where is he….Oh, there.  Geez.”  Yeah, he’s deep, and he’s simply a streamer for this year.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .181.  Rudy texted me yesterday that he couldn’t believe Kiermaier was on waivers in our 15-team league.  See, even the best of us have blindspots!  Rudy sees floors much closer than they appear.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer.  The Sciosciapath said, “I’m happy Cron is hitting for the Rays, but I wouldn’t trade anything for forty-five straight 1-for-5’s from Luis Valbuena.”

Gary Sanchez – Will miss a month with more groin problems.  Gonna start calling him The Hurty Sanchez.

Yoenis Cespedes – Out at least 8-10 months with surgery on both his heels.  That’s assuming he…heals correctly!  *turns to mirror*  Damn, Grey, you still have it.  And I’ve never felt better.  Receptionist, in a white jacket, enters, “Grey, the Mets trainers will see you now for your checkup.”  I smile with two thumbs up as I unknowingly walk to meet my maker.

Anthony Swarzak – 2 IP, 0 ER and the save, as Robert Gsellman pitched in the 7th inning.  As I said when Familia was traded, Mickey Callaway is doing some weird shizz with his bullpen where he decides on pitching his closer multiple innings every few games, but it’s never the same guy.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!  My gut says Swarzak is the better bet for saves, but that might be my IBS.

Austin Hedges – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Fun fact!  Travis d’Arnaud, Devin Mesoraco and Austin Hedges have garnered over 1,700 words the last few years about how you should draft them and they’ve collectively hit around twelve homers.

Walker Buehler – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.92, as he was recalled.  Assuming he is staying up now and off the minor league carousel.  Or I guess with Buehler he was on the Ferris wheel.  Yesterday, was not great, said Mr. Exposition, but I’ve give him another whirlybird.

Max Muncy – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer.  To the Max!

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 18th homer, and his 4th homer in the last five games.  Somebody’s walking on water so far this 2nd half and his name sounds like candy E.T.’s Lord, Savior and Redeemer would eat.  It’s Rhysus!

Scott Kingery – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 1st since June 29th.  Felt like much longer.  …That’s what he said to her!

Carlos Santana – 2-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs, and multiple hits in back-to-back games. I’ve been hesitant to go full-out fan boy on Santana, but he does tend to get hot in the 2nd half.  By the way, Full-Out Fan Boy is the worst cover band ever, and their version of This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race sucks.

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 2 ER (1 unearned), 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.45.  He has more unearned runs (17) than anyone else this year.  Holy ticker season!  Extended box scare?  Okay, moving on.

Danny Duffy – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.70.  Duffy’s about as reliable as Lindsay Lohan with a 5 AM call time.

Ervin Santana – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  He changed his name from Johan to Ervin so people wouldn’t think of the former Twins pitcher, Johan Santana (seriously, this is true).  And he changed it to Ervin?!  Hey, buddy, people are going to think of another famous sports star with the name Ervin.  Why not just take the name Joe Namath Santana?  How about you call yourself Hillary Rodham Santana?  Ervin, you got problems, dude.

Mitch Garver – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Funny story not about Mitch Garver, but Steve Garvey.  I saw Steve recently in a restaurant and his son was with him, an absolute carbon copy of Steve when he was younger.  Like fresh peaches, it was uncanny.  Okay, not funny, per se, but you wanna hear about Mitch Garver?  Please.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-6, 1 run, hitting .297 and now has eight games in a row with multiple hits.  Holy schmotatoes, Batman!  This is one short of the franchise record and the new Jays’ rookie record, once held by Al Woods.  Excuse me, the great Al Woods, who went on to own a strip club called Al’s All Woods.

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .278.  You could see Ohtani’s confusion at first facing James Shields.  My Japanese is basic, and it’s hard to read lips, but what I believe he said was, “This guy throws like a batting coach in Japan who has shamed his family.”

Mike Trout – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 27th and 28th homer.  There’s a chance here that this Trout guy might have a decent career for himself.  Just needs to keep his chin up.

Albert Pujols – 3-for-4 and a slam (17) and legs (1), hitting .253 (if only effi’ Jose Abreu was hitting this well).  Pujols was able to steal third base when the pitcher allowed him to get a 89 foot lead.  Never let that happen, man.  He will make you pay.

Tyler Skaggs – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.62.  Doesn’t matter what the Stream-o-Nator says (though it likes him), he should just be owned, and blessed with voodoo dolls to keep him on the field.

Seung Hwan Oh – Traded to the Rockies.  Oh will bridge gap to Wade (in the water).  At some point, Oh will be on the O’s and all will connect in the world like a giant game of Tetris.  Until then, we have Colorad-Oh.

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.16.  Hey, against the Astros in Coors?  Oh — not yet with the team — you best believe I’ll take it!  Shizz could’ve been more sideways to Tuesday than Wednesday Addams with an oblique strain.  So, looks like Gray might’ve got his mojo back.  Him Gray, not me Grey; I never lost it.  If you’re ready for a bit of a ride, jump on Gray.  Him again!  Not me!

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-2 and his 20th homer, hitting .288.  Chazz Noir, because the night doesn’t begin without him.

Jose Altuve – Left game with knee discomfort.  Trainer originally thought it was his ankle, but after, “Wait, your knee is all the way down there?”  They figured it out.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Khris Davis – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and two more homers (26, 27), hitting .253.  Imagine a rollercoaster made of flames and everywhere it goes it leaves flames, but they aren’t destructive flames, instead they are Hot Wheels decal flames.  That’s Khris Davis.  He is a Hot Wheels decal of flames-coaster!  Non-destructive, very family friendly flames!

Freddy Peralta – – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.74, as he was recalled.  I started him, but don’t worry!  I benched Robbie Ray.  *takes 14 hours to line tacks onto mattress in backyard, invites amateur wrestling camera crew over to film it, climbs to top of roof and dives onto tacks*  OW!!!  Amateur cameraman, “You didn’t call action.”

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, to go with 2 Ks, hitting .216.  I have it on good authority that the same black ops agents that hypnotized Sirhan Sirhan to kill Senator Kennedy hypnotized Bryce Harper to be Adam Dunn.  A’la Reggie Jackson in The Naked Gun, “I must eat all tacos supreme.”  By the way, you know what’s a fun gag?  Go to a Supreme sneaker store and throw sour cream at people standing in line for sneakers.  “Here, you want supreme?  I’ll supreme all of you!”  When I was your age, I waited in line for sneakers, because we had feet and had to cover them!  Not to look pretty!  (So old.)

Juan Soto – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .303.  What’s that?  You Juan Soto?  Then open up and say hello to Sexy Dr. Pepper!

Tanner Roark – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.55.  That’s an impressive enough start for me to immediately look at picking him up in all leagues.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t love his next start, but I’m sorry, robot, he gets the Mets, and I’m going in.

Starling Marte – Left after being hit on the hand by a pitch, but it’s being reported as a bruise.  Or maybe that’s a braise, which is great in the winter, but it’s a little warm for that.

Jameson Taillon – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.73.  Another Pirates pitcher managed to keep the Indians down for one more game (I know the Indians won, I’m talking for fantasy, please don’t @ me).  The Indians/Pirates matchup is also the beginning of every nightmare I’ve ever had where I’m in a Disney park.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.32.  He’s a top 10 starter on the Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  And that’s with bottom 50 in the league run support (4.59 runs/game).

Yonder Alonso – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 3rd homer since the break.  Or more homers than Jose Abreu’s hit since June 28th.

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.90.  Sonavabench!  Why do I feel like I can empathize with Amy Adams’ character in Sharp Objects?  Somebody cut me!  Seriously, you know what’s going to happen now, right?  We’re going to start him in his next start and he is going to kill us.  It’s inevitable.

Matt Andriese – Acquired by the Diamondbacks to work long relief.  Now whenever he can’t pitch, and the bullpen blows a game, the Diamondbacks can say it was Sans Andriese’s Fault.

Pedro Strop – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.57, and his 4th save, and 2nd save in his last three appearances, but in his third appearance he entered the game in the 7th inning.  My point?  Between Cishek, Gsellman, Swarzak and Strop, I have no idea who is getting the next save.  My guess would be the two guys who got saves yesterday.

Kris Bryant – Could be headed back to the DL.  Damn, looking like a lost season for Bryant.  This is not good at all.  Even when he comes back, you have to figure the Cubs will wrap up a playoff spot at some point, and then Bryant will rest some more.  It’s possibly the worst case scenario, besides maybe being R. Kelly.

Ryon Healy – 2-for-3 and his 21st homer.  Kids are terrible, in general, but our friends have this one kid who smacks his forehead when he forgets to do poopers in the toilet.  It’s a rueful head smack he does.  That little kid is gonna be you when we get to the end of the season and you look at Healy’s numbers and think back about how you kept dropping him.

Brandon Belt – Left yesterday’s game after hyperextending his knee.  He should be fine after a few days, Belt just buckled a little.

Dakota Hudson – Was pulled after one inning today, then got the hashtag hug watch and appears to be making his way to the Cardinals to start this weekend.  Why do we care?  Because it’s Don Johnson, Melanie Griffith, Goldie Hawn and some Hudson person’s kid!  Also, he had a 2.36 ERA in 110 2/3 IP in Triple-A and bleh strikeouts (7.1 K/9).  Cards fans are going crazy, but he looks like a streamer to me.  Because your daddy needs some gambles, I grabbed him in a few leagues to see.  He made Prospector Ralph’s top 500 fantasy baseball prospects too.

Jose Martinez – 1-for-5, hitting .295.  Don’t want to knock a good thing, and it’s good he’s starting again, but why did it take the new manager a week to figure that out?  He became the major league manager without knowing his personnel?  He was wearing those ‘open eye’ glasses while napping the entire season?  I got questions, ya’ll!

Paul DeJong – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer.  Similar to Tim Beckham, it’s a shame Colonel Mustard was injured earlier in the year, would’ve liked to see what DeJong could do over a full season.  Yup, priming the pump for next year.  By the way, I invented the phrase “priming the pump,” you like it?  These things just come to me.

Yadier Molina – 3-for-5, and his 14th homer, hitting .287.  Serious:  is Yadier Molina a Hall of Famer?  ESPN tells me he has a strong case due to “things that can’t be defined by statistics.”  Is he going in as a manager?

Jack Flaherty – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.28 vs. Sal Romano – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.07.  This matchup was billed as, “Say Cheese vs. Say ‘Geez, Flaherty, you can’t pitch better than that?'”

Jesse Winker – Sounds headed to the DL.  Phillip Ervin will see more starts until Schebler returns.  Phillip Ervin’s nickname is Dr. Smokin’ A Jay If You Start Him.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Kris Bryant, Jose Abreu, Anthony Rizzo or Eugenio Suarez?  Well, one of them is not disappointing!

Adam Duvall – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .205.  Someone should send Duvall a letter welcoming him to 2018’s Big Red Machine with a seventeen-page explanation about how they’re being sarcastic and robots would be ideal now, not machines, and Florence and the Machine hasn’t even had a good song in a decade.  Then politely sign off, your biggets fan.  Then a 17-page P.S. about how you spelled biggest wrong on purpose.

  1. Seth Swirsky says:
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    was offered freddie freeman for bryce harper. what sayeth you?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Seth Swirsky:
      I’d want Harper, especially in a keeper or dynasty.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Seth Swirsky: I would take Freeman at this point, regardless of format.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Seth Swirsky: Sounds fair, I’d take Harper, prolly toss up

    • Ace of Spades says:
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      @FrankGrimes: If Eovaldi pitches in Fenway like I think he will, this trade by the Sawx will turn out being a great trade for the Yankees.

    • icefire1 says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Yes. Eovaldi traded to Yankees. Yankees will play the rest of their games at Fenway. Huge news. Thank you Grey!

  2. Scott says:
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    Nimmo has really struggled in July. I’ve seen what he can do when he is clicking, but is he droppable in a 10 team roto obp league that starts 5 OF? He isn’t helping now and has been moved down to the 7th spot. And the Mets ain’t Boston or houston so he isnt going to do much unless he moves up in the order. Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      Kole Calhoun or nimmo ros? Obp league.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Scott: Calhoun has been the hot hand…go with him for now, swap him out if he slumps.

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up, just great!

    a. In a 5X5 RCL redraft, who wins this trade?

    1. Kershaw
    2. Dee Gordon + Matt Olson

    Trade analyzer says it’s really close, like $0.10 favoring the Gordon side.

    I’m way ahead in SB and leading in runs; need Ws, Ks and am at about 738 IP so no worries on IP limit.

    b. Good thing Bundy’s stats were washed away with the postponement of the Sox v. Os game! Three homers (Betts, Benintendi and Just Dong) hit on 8 pitches, that is really economical hitting! Makeup will be a double header on August 11!

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for July 26

    The excitement was prodigious. The constable was the first man who had ever been killed in the town. The event was by long odds the most imposing in the town’s history. It lifted the humble village into sudden importance; its name was in everybody’s mouth for twenty miles around. And so was the name of Robert Hardy–Robert Hardy, the stranger, the despised. In a day he was become the person of most consequence in the region, the only person talked about. As to those other coopers, they found their position curiously changed–they were important people, or unimportant, now, in proportion as to how large or how small had been their intercourse with the new celebrity. The two or three who had really been on a sort of familiar footing with him found themselves objects of admiring interest with the public and of envy with their shopmates.

    The village weekly journal had lately gone into new hands. The new man was an enterprising fellow, and he made the most of the tragedy. He issued an extra. Then he put up posters promising to devote his whole paper to matters connected with the great event–there would be a full and intensely interesting biography of the murderer, and even a portrait of him. He was as good as his word. He carved the portrait himself, on the back of a wooden type–and a terror it was to look at. It made a great commotion, for this was the first time the village paper had ever contained a picture. The village was very proud. The output of the paper was ten times as great as it had ever been before, yet every copy was sold.

    When the trial came on, people came from all the farms around, and from Hannibal, and Quincy, and even from Keokuk; and the court-house could hold only a fraction of the crowd that applied for admission. The trial was published in the village paper, with fresh and still more trying pictures of the accused.

    Hardy was convicted, and hanged–a mistake. People came from miles around to see the hanging; they brought cakes and cider, also the women and children, and made a picnic of the matter. It was the largest crowd the village had ever seen. The rope that hanged Hardy was eagerly bought up, in inch samples, for everybody wanted a memento of the memorable event.

    Martyrdom gilded with notoriety has its fascinations. Within one week afterward four young lightweights in the village proclaimed themselves abolitionists! In life Hardy had not been able to make a convert; everybody laughed at him; but nobody could laugh at his legacy. The four swaggered around with their slouch-hats pulled down over their faces, and hinted darkly at awful possibilities. The people were troubled and afraid, and showed it. And they were stunned, too; they could not understand it. “Abolitionist” had always been a term of shame and horror; yet here were four young men who were not only not ashamed to bear that name, but were grimly proud of it. Respectable young men they were, too–of good families, and brought up in the church. Ed Smith, the printer’s apprentice, nineteen, had been the head Sunday-school boy, and had once recited three thousand Bible verses without making a break. Dick Savage, twenty, the baker’s apprentice; Will Joyce, twenty-two, journeyman blacksmith; and Henry Taylor, twenty-four, tobacco-stemmer–were the other three. They were all of a sentimental cast; they were all romance-readers; they all wrote poetry, such as it was; they were all vain and foolish; but they had never before been suspected of having anything bad in them.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      @Ante Galic: A. Depends on needs, I’d take Gordon B. Yup C. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        First question. The Kershaw owner changed the trade to

        Get Kershaw
        Give Dee Gordon + Brian Dozier.

        Of course I cancelled the trade because it’s a landslide for the guy getting Dee Gordon and Dozier (aka not me). [According to the trade analyzer and anyone with a pulse.]

        Second question. My pitching is

        SP
        Verlander
        McCullers
        Happ
        Flaherty

        RP
        Bradley
        Green
        Jansen
        Knebel
        Yates
        Norris

        IR
        Andrew Miller

        I guess I can just sit pat for now, hoping to catch some good pitching on the way. Do I need massive changes? I guess I’ll wait for where Happ lands. If it’s somewhere good with good infield defense then I won’t think about looking for SP any more.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dozier side easily — Flaherty might be replaceable, but not sure of options

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            1. I dropped Ryu this morning from the IR. I could go get him for Flaherty. Other options are

            Eovaldi
            Fiers
            Poncedeleon
            D-Rod
            Holland
            Kingham
            Wade LeBlanc
            Sonny Gray
            Castillo
            Vinny V
            Roark

            2. Osuna is available. Is he an add? I don’t care about morality or ethics, neither does SAGNOF.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              1. Why? I like Ryu. 2. Yeah, sure

  4. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 TM h2h pts for ROS – Roark, Taillon, or Buehler?
    Thank you!

  5. Padre says:
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    Zunino or Romine ROS?

    And is it an awful idea to trade Trout for Scherzer? I know it’s not a good trade to give up the #1 hitter for the #1 pitcher but I’m deep on offence and light on pitching. Thanks Grey

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Padre:
      Zunino and if Max helps you win this year do it. Do NOT trade Trout in a keeper, get cheaper pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Padre: Agree with MP

  6. DocMcstuffins says:
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    My Vlad and Kluber/Nola(said he prefers Nola)
    Or
    Betts

    Id rather trade Kluber cuz hed be too expensive to keep but

    Vlad next 4 years would be $7, $11, $19, $35
    Nola next 3 years would be $25, $29, $37

    Betts next 3 years would be $42, $46, $54

    Is this still easily Betts with either pitcher in there?

  7. Hepcat13 says:
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    Speaking of lost season: I was offered Ozuna for Price in Yahoo 5×5, 12 team, H2H, standard.

    Normally, I would jump on this. But is Asdrubal Cabrera safer (I have K. Bryant)?

    Trade Analyzer says Ozuna is worth double Price’s value, and $24 more than Asdrubal, but the seasons do not reflect that at all.

    Price for Ozuna? Price for A. Cabrera? or Hold?

    Thanks!

  8. LenFuego says:
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    Sonuvabench! Sigh. How many days will I be calculating what my team ERA would be and how many places higher I would be if I had started Robbie Ray instead of Freddie Peralta?

  9. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    One word to describe Jerry Seinfeld-meshugenah….

  10. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Trading places allusions, heal / heel puns… On fire this morning, Grey. The tacked matress was me as well last night, except some one jumped on me after I first landed on the mattress. Peralta and Duffy streams last night, yay. Ready to move on from Freddy. Musgrove is available, streamonator likes his next starts… Also likes Duffy’s nexts starts too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go Musgrove

  11. Josh C says:
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    Start D-Rod vs Milwaukee tonight? Just picked him up and wondering if his QS run has been luck or legit.

    Thanks

      • Josh C says:
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        @Grey:

        good enough for me!

        cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ta

  12. Chris says:
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    10 team H2h points league

    I need a spot starter

    CC Sabathia vs KC (Keller) SON 17.3
    Or
    Stroman @ CHW (Lopez) SON 13.4

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Chris: i’d go hot hand vs. cold bats … Stroman

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  13. batflix says:
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    Wow yesterday with the irish masshole jokes and now some racist bostonian quips

    kind of skating that line between funny and douchey

    • Christopher W Coriell says:
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      @batflix: oh for Christ Sakes. Stop reading then! If everything offends you, I’d assume this is not a great place for such a sensitive person! It’s called sarcasm.

      • hondo says:
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        @Christopher W Coriell: When Yahoo was having problems this morning I came across a distressed individual who posted his concern about who he could report people making jokes about Hispanics in a Yahoo league to.

        Fantasy baseball is not for the squeamish or faint of heart.It is best suited to ne’er do wells with questionable employment history with a bit of substance abuse thrown in.

      • batflix says:
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        @Christopher W Coriell: although I was just joking in the same sense as Grey “I kid”
        maybe you have a point, I was guided here by a friend
        but all the weak ass bravado and hanging on for dear life to a few good calls to offset the avalanche of bad calls is getting to be too much to read tbh.. cringey af

        and I don’t really think I’m that sensitive
        but it just strikes me as odd that someone who doesn’t have the “pants marbles” to start a decent pitcher in a bad matchup would have said balls to ever call someone form Massachusetts a masshole to their face.
        And then to kinda call all fans at Fenway Park racist is worthy of calling him out a bit.

        Idk
        that seems straightforward,
        maybe you are the offended party/white knight in this debate?

    • return2earth says:
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      @batflix:

      razz

      verb
      1.
      tease (someone) playfully.

      noun
      1.
      another term for raspberry

      • Turd Wendell says:
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        @Grey: HA!

  14. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey Grey….

    Is it time to Drop Bryant or wait a little?

    still not sure about kapler but the phillies believe; he has people taking 13 and 15 pitch at bats these guys are play unselfish and doing whatever it takes to win. this team might make some noise in the playoffs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait

  15. Racehorse says:
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    Joey Lucchesi pitched 139.0 innings in 2017.

    Barring external factors like an injury (or poor GM’ing), does anyone know the general rule of thumb for what the innings cap (if any) will be for Lucchesi in 2018?

    Just wondering if I’ll be able to count on his roster spot come September in my 16 team keeper league.

    • Racehorse says:
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      @Racehorse: I guess I should’ve mentioned that Lucchesi is currently at 72.2 IP … so even if he doubles that he’d still be on his 2016 pace, and I’d guess he should still be pitching into September with no limits.

      Best line I’ve heard on Lucchesi came from the Met’s broadcaster Gary Cohen who said that every time Lucchesi raises both his arms straight up at the start of his wind-up, he keeps expecting Lucchesi to knock his cap off his head — for some reason the visual of that ever happening tickles my baseball funny bone ~

      • Racehorse says:
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        @Racehorse: make that, he’d still be on his 2017 pace …

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Racehorse: I beleive the goal is usually not to exceed last year’s innings by more than 40. I don’t think Luchessi has an issue because he was injured for a while, so he should be fine.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        30

      • Racehorse says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Fellas !

        Lucchesi’s churve for the win!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  16. branta says:
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    Is there a glossary term for when 1 or more players on your team hit home runs in a game that later gets postponed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a term for the opposite, Bundy had SerendiPPDity

  17. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. Sadly I think JoMa’s reinstatement to the starting nine is related to Gyorko’s illness. Ugh.
    2. The only thing Don Mattingly may have had right is his comments about overhyped call ups in July: “ya know, there is usually a reason why they were in the minors”. For every Soto, we get tons of guys like Ahmed, Brinson, Tucker, Singleton, Davis, Reed, Moncada, Devers….some serviceable, some bench bats but seldom close to the hype.
    3. The flip side is a guy like Muncy who has little history to suggest this outbreak. The Dodgers have had a great run in resurrecting guy’s careers…..Turner, Taylor, Muncy. Yet Honeycutt gets all the love. Shoutout to Turner Ward for this and letting Puig kiss him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed: 1. Ugh! 2. Can we never agree with Mattingly again? 3. Was Muncy’s career washed up to resurrect?

      • DodgersWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        Not a resurrection perhaps but at 27, it is a late emergence

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, for sure

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            One love, DWC

  18. Joel says:
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    1. No one will bite on any Ozuna offers (rightfully so). I’ve read all your replies to the other comments to hold. Man it’s hard. Soto is in my free agency. Based on your ROS rankings (one apart) continue to hold or simply swap? Problem is, as soon as I drop him he will turn it on.

    2. Gary Sanchez… That injury is gonna finish him off/on the remainder of the season. I just know it. Ramos was dropped and I have 1 DL slot. No brainer to grab him ya? The catch(er) , it’ll be my last weekly transaction and could hurt me if I need an emergency stream/replacement. My current replacement catcher is Hicks.

    3. I dropped R. Ray earlier this week. Kinda meh of the decision. Loosely based on previous notes from 2., would you rather Ray or Ramos? I’m always in need of pitching.

    The winding question period has concluded

    Thanks!

    • keith o branstetter says:
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      @Joel: WTF, Juan Soto is a free agent in your league ? And you haven’t picked him up, this can’t be a real or money league !

      • Joel says:
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        @keith o branstetter: Ozuna is literally my worst non catcher hitter. Hence the question

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I own him too, been painful

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d go Soto 2. Yeah, grab 3. Ray

  19. bill amodeo says:
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    whats up Grey

    So I lost a homer from Benintendi and a 3 run shot from Mookie las night…good times

    Anyway, Piscotty or Winker ros?
    thanks man

    • b the esq. says:
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      @bill amodeo: Piscotty. Winker may not have a steady gig.

  20. NH says:
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    I was offered these two trades. What do you think.

    I get J.A. Happ and Muncy
    I give S. Marte and O. Herrera

    I get J.A. Happy
    I give S. Marte and O. Herrera

    I have 8 outfielders on my roster

    • b the esq. says:
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      @NH: I wouldnt do either of those, although league context could change that.

      The second trade seems to be the same except you don’t get Muncy?

      Marte is the best player in the deals and I would not deal him for Muncy at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte’s side — Marte’s side

  21. Ted Williams' Frozen Head says:
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    Grey! A continuation from yesterday, working out the kinks on a deal for Mookie ina 12T mixed h2h. He’s asking for Cole/Soto/Wood which on it’s face isn’t terrible but leaves me with Scherzer, Bum, Archer, and a just scooped up Jon Gray – feels like I would be too thin at SP after. I’ve offered Kela instead, but hes worried about the possibility of a trade. Still take the plunge or offer a more stable closer like Osuna or Morrow?

      • Ted Williams' Frozen Head says:
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        @Grey: He wants Alex Wood, which isn’t a huge addition to Cole and Soto, but it just leaves me thin at SP with essentially 3 starters and then Jon Gray. Would you still go for it? Unsure if Morrow or Osuna instead of Wood would work but figured I would toss it out there as an option for your thoughts. Appreciate you Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine if league is shallow enough

  22. Ryan says:
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    Daniel Murphy….

    What would you with this dude? 12 team 5×5 roto.
    Seems to be making little more contact lately, but power is down and he simply doesn’t score many runs.

    Franco, the Lourde and Camargo the camaro are all available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s old, and prolly hurt

  23. J-Dawg says:
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    Best Beeks moment from the movie:

  24. Murph says:
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    Grey!!!
    Thanks for your help and patience – i spent DAYS working through a trade and finally ended up with degrom and cano for marte… (of course he had to almost bust his hand right before)
    anyway – im back with another question:
    5×5 10 team redraft – in 3rd place

    1 – I give: Khris Davis, Dee Gordon, McCullers
    I get: JD Martinez
    (basically trying to take advantage of Khris’ hot streak to flip him for JD. Gordon’s not making my every day lineup…)

    here’s my lineup: No C, Rizzo, Carpenter, Suarez, Torres, Odor, Rendon, Harper, Davis, Cain, Rosario, Benitendi, Acuna – Moose, Gordon and J-Mart on the bench
    P (QS league) Severino, Quintana, Ray, Stripling, Snell, Buehler

    Question 2: Cut Odor for Schoop?
    Question 3: Cut Buehler for Rich Hill?
    Question 4: Cut Winker for Margot or Calhoun?
    Question 5: Cut Vinnie V for Rodon?

    Thanks buddy – always appreciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! 1. Sounds fair, could work out in other person’s favor 2. Nah 3. Ok 4. Calhoun 5. Ok

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Murph: Q1 – Looks good to me. What can you pick up with the 2 open roster spaces?
      Q2 – nah
      Q3 – Assuming Buehler stays in the majors, I think the you hold onto him. Hill could get superblistered into oblivion at any time. The upside for Ferris is too high.
      Q4 – yup. Calhoun. Can always drop him if he cools, but Winker may not have the gig full time moving forward.
      Q5 – sure.

  25. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Hurty Sanchez…hahahahahahahahaaaaahah! Nice.

    Kiermaier worth an add for a bench bat over Heyward?

    Braun looks like he’s going to be sitting now what Yelich, Locain, and Thames are all healthy. Time to move on, or HODL?

    SON says stream Mahle home vs. The Phil’s. I just traded for our savior Rhysus and I myself…still start him if I need K’s and a W?

    Thanks as always brother Grey! Hurty Sanchez…..hahahahahahhhh!

  26. Sphinxation says:
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    Do we hold Kyle Tucker? Looking for a sustainable outfielder in case Jo-Ma looses value and I currently have Tucker on my bench.

    Happ is available. Do you like him over Tucker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold til end of week

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Sphinxation: For this year, you can move on from Tucker…..if its a keeper/dynasty, keep Tucker.

  27. Jimmie Hutto Jr says:
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    What’s up with Brad Hand? I was ready to drop him yesterday, then he comes in for the 4 out save.. I know it was no longer a save situation after the Tribe scored 2 to make it a 4 run lead… Who’s the closer in Cleveland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

      • Starz says:
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        @Grey: for now, until Miller gets back or when Allen blows two more saves within a couple of weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

  28. Rectum Ralph says:
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    Josh bell and hosmer are on free agency in my legue. Would u pick up either one and drop Reddick or Nick Williams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams for Hosmer

  29. The Red Mist says:
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    Tremendous as always Grey (Albright, not Jon. Boy this is confusing).

    Need to finagle my pitchers. Velasquez, Kingham, Bieber, Castillo, Gray (Jon), Hill, Roark, Cahill, and Eovaldi are available. I need 3 of them right now, 1 will stay for probs RoS (eventually getting Snell and Paxton back). Which of them should I snag, and are there any you’d keep longer term?

  30. Oppo Taco says:
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    Bauer or Bumgarner in a keeper? is it close? Thanks

    • Steve says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I think Bauer by a wide margin.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Bauer. Not close.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Not even close. Bauer.

  31. Oppo Taco says:
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    I am trying to sort out my probable keepers heading into next season. We can keep 8 with no costs attached and its a 5×5 12 team roto league. So far I’m keeping : Goldy, Freeman, Rizzo, Trea, Bregman and Hoskins. I have two spots left for Baez, Bumgarner, Bauer, Upton and Tatis Jr.

    I’m thinking of that group it should probably be Baez and Bauer but our league puts a premium on pitching. Thoughts? I might try to package a couple and overpay in order to get a stud keeper back. Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Definitely Bauer. Try to deal for a stud SP to pair with him…..Bum and one of the others could get you something decent.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Oops, Bauer is good, but likely doesn’t need to be counted twice… Bauer, BAEZ

  32. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    10 Team H2H keep forever points league. I’m in first and playing to win. I can obtain Johnny Cueto and Vince Velasquez in exchange for Dylan Bundy and Byron Buxton. This would solidify the back end of my rotation for the playoffs. Good trade for me? We’re limited to nine starts per week, and my starting rotation is as follows:

    Justin Verlander
    Gerrit Cole
    Trevor Bauer
    Jose Berrios
    Patrick Corbin
    Kyle Gibson
    Nathan Eovaldi

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Woolly the Mammoth: Buxton is a waste of time. Take Cueto and VV.

  33. Henry Silva is a Cyborg says:
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    10-team weekly H2H 6×6 w/ OPS. Cesar Hernandez has been pretty sucky the last two months. Drop for any of the following middle infidels?

    Kinsler, Munoz, Rosario, Jorge Polanco, Camargo?

  34. smegma says:
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    1. Drop Hand or Tucker for Odor at my UT spot?
    2. Also have Puig coming back this weekend, do you like Odor/Tucker more than Puig ROS?

    Currently using Vazquez/Stripling in my 2 RP spots, but now I see Hand got the save last night.

  35. Perfect Game says:
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    Treinen or Vazquez – QS, K, SV, ERA, WHIP standard roto. Trade analyzer shows Vazquez with better stats ROS, but I’m not so sure.

  36. Five-on-One says:
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    Swarzak or Hicks for saves?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Five-on-One: Swarzak. Hicks is behind Bud Norris…..No idea whats up with the Mess, but Swarzak just got a save, so he is at least possible sharing the closer gig.

  37. JR says:
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    How do you rank Clevinger ROS and project for next year? In a 10 team h2h Dynasty with obp instead of average, Tb place of r and rbi I’ve been offered Travis Shaw and Clev for Jansen. Jansen goes back to draft after next year, others can be kept much longer if wanted.

    Pull the trigger or get more for Jansen?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JR: Top 40 SP, Maybe Top 30 next year, prolly about 35-40 — Wait, Jansen and Shaw> Why are you asking about Clevinger?

      • Jr says:
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        @Grey: The deal is My Jansen for his Shaw and Clevinger. But seeing what you think of Clev and the deal as a whole.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh… I’d take that for next year

          • Jr says:
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            @Grey: Awesome. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  38. Cant make up my mind says:
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    Dynasty league, head to head, OBP league.
    Would you trade Bellinger, Trammel and Springer for Trout?

  39. Alex says:
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    Man, who knew Swarzak’s numbers were so terrible. Either way, is he a better ROS saves gamble than Strop since Morrow will be back?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bad #’s not a lot of IP tho

  40. Turd Wendell says:
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    Yo what you seeing from my current man crush Gregory Polanco?I’m seeing more than just a hot streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do like to crush his pink cookies

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Turd Wendell: Polanco looks the part, but so did Jason Heyward. There’s your comparison…

  41. Splunker says:
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    Thor and Harper for Severino and Eddy Rosario. Keeper league. Thank you

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Splunker: Severino side.

  42. Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist says:
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    Funny fact: I just sorted some numbers and found that Valbuena has the lowest OPS of any 3rd baseman in the AL by 59 points!!! Not only that, he (.599) and his teammate Cozart (.658) are the only 3B’s with an OPS under .700.

    The reassuring news is that Kinsler (.675) and Pujols (.729) are only the 3rd worst at their respective positions.

    If Scioscia is the Sciosciapath, what can we call Billy Eppler? Any idea?

    Billy Epicfail?
    Billy Epplerdemic?
    Billy InEpplitude?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA — I like InEpplitude — spread the good word!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bad word, I guess

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Made-up word?

          • Dave D says:
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            Apparently!!!??? I do that often like you ;-)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahahahaha…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                …hahahahaha…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  …haha.

  43. Bill says:
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    “Jose Martinez…Don’t want to knock a good thing, and it’s good he’s starting again, but why did it take the new manager a week to figure that out? He became the major league manager without knowing his personnel? He was wearing those ‘open eye’ glasses while napping the entire season? I got questions, ya’ll!”
    It was wong that he got gyroked around was sitting. It is also wong that he is now starting again and not being gyroked around. As in Wong and Gyroko got hurt. HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Bill: gyorko is a fato who literally said last year that he’s not effective as a hitter if he has to play every day, and currently has the flu or some sickness is part of it, wong being hurt is more of it. the guess is that the new manager (who’s ACTUALLY managed baseball for years in the minors, and had moved up and up, successful at all of those stops, contrary to matheny who had never managed ANY baseball outside of 2 years of 10-12 year olds pre-STL job) noticed the math says that for a team built upon SP having a good hitter who can’t make routine plays at 1B was worth less than to have somebody else play 1B who can play defense. also for carpenter’s shoulder playing 1B is better for him, and he’s like the best hitter in baseball for the last while here. his arm at 3B had been pretty horrible for the last 1.5 or so years. wong’s D is quite good at 2B as well and he was hitting well for a while too before being hurt.

  44. Ben says:
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    Would you rather have Rendon or Donaldson in a keeper? And about where in the hitter rankings do you see Donaldson next year? Top 10 3B, top 75 overall? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, about where do you expect Donaldson in the rankings next year? Top 10 3B, top 100 overall?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly not, maybe 120

  45. JP says:
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    Need a short term bat to fill in for my IF spot, pick (1):

    Matt Chapman, Ian Happ, Bird or Bauers?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @JP: Chapman

  46. Five-on-One says:
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    Strop or Swarzak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swarzak

  47. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league

    Rank for ROS:
    LeBlanc, Fiers, Pivetta. Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Pivetta

  48. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league. Rank for ROS:

    LeBlanc, Fiers, Pivetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See above

  49. bigbear says:
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    Yadier Molina may be a fantasy HOFer as far as being a lowerishly drafted catcher posting decent counting stats. But a real-lifer HOFer? Nope.

    Joc Pederson vs Kyle Tucker?

    I need to activate Buehler from the NA spot. Who to drop: Buehler, Hader, Strop, Barraclough? H2H 12 teamer…

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, don’t think so either — Tucker

    • Squat Cobblers says:
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      @bigbear: You have it exactly backwards. Not a fantasy HOF’er by any definition. Real life HOF without a doubt. 9-time all-star, 2-time World Series champ, one of three (maybe) top defensive catchers for an extended period…whether you look at Stolen Base % or the non-statistical measures like handling a staff & framing pitches. On pace for his 10th year (out of his last 11) with at least 136 Games Played at easily the game’s toughest position. Should reach 2,000 hits next year. That oughta do it.

      -Squat Cobbler (such a homer)

      • Squat Cobblers says:
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        @Squat Cobblers: 8 Gold Gloves (2 more and he ties HOF-er J Bench…., 2nd all-time in Defensive Runs Saved (not sure what that is!)

  50. Milarky says:
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    What do you think of a trade that would land me Altuve and Blackmon, but cost me Stanton, C. Seager, plus more? Seager wouldn’t be a keeper for me, but obviously Stanton would. I’d likely/obviously have to pay more than those two, but this trade would be strictly to upgrade my keepers. Worth going for it? I know Stanton is your boo, but Altuve…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  51. johnnyhobbes says:
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    So this Roark thing has me trippin…. was there a change you noticed int he perforamnce or just stat lines … this guy is is pick up and stream? Pick up roark musgrove, drop duffy and peralta? seems prudent? not that i’m trying to be entirely prude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Duffy until further notice

  52. Citizen5 says:
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    1. Rendon to miss a few games on the paternity list. Who’s the best 3B as a stopgap?
    Franco @ CIN
    Chapman @ COL

    2. 12 team league, Alex Reyes in my DL spot. I can hold him and take him the 6th rd next year. Is he a keeper? Or drop and grab him later?
    Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman 2. Seems doubtful

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Citizen5: you won’t have to pay anywhere NEAR 6th round if you drop.

  53. Michael DePinto says:
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    Would you stream Sonny Gray tonight at home vs KC?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can’t start him there, you shouldn’t own him in any league

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        @Grey: Agreed but I don’t own him. Would just pick him up for tonight’s start with the empty spot Strasburg’s DL appearance created on my roster. It would be my 3rd move out of 5 for the week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold your moves

          • Michael DePinto says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. I am a Yankee fan so I am even more biased against him than fans of others teams. That is why I have to see if I am being logical. :-)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, I hear ya, I think you are

  54. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Roark or musgrove ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove

  55. Dancin Homer says:
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    Would you trade for Eovaldi in a 12-team 6X6 (OPS & QS) league?

    Could use some SP help, but now that he’s in Fenway, I’m a bit weary.

    If so, would you trade away Ian Happ or Jake Lamb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Happ for him

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you.

        Would you still trade Happ with Bryant going back on the DL and Happ likely getting more starts at 3B?

        Also, would you drop either Happ or Lamb or even Pivetta to grab Fry since he’s now the closer (likely) in CHW? Currently have: Chapman, Barraclough, & W. Smith as my RP’s.

        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lamb…Pivetta for Fry

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            @Grey: appreciate it (as always)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              no problem

  56. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Who is the White Sox closer pickup with Soria going to Brewers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fry

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          no problem!

  57. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H with QS. Limited to 10 starts per week…and could use some QS and a lowered ERA. Which one of the following would you NOT start this week:

    Fiers at home vs. CLE
    Mikolas at home vs. CHC

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  58. brian says:
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    pick 2 from fry, givens, tepera for ROS saves.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fry, Tepera

  59. Clay says:
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    1. Devenski or Edwards Jr. in a holds league ROS?

    2. Oh just got traded to Coors. Time to drop him for any of Alexander/Leclerc/Crick/Stammen?

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Devenski 2. Alexander

  60. JSF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In a 12-team keep 8 forever, I’ve got the following keepers for sure:

    J-Ram, Arenado, Scherzer, deGrom, Bauer.

    On tbe fence about the rest of these:

    Rizzo, Verlander, Pollock, N. Cruz, Bo Bichette, I. Happ.

    Who wouldn’t make the cut for you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, Verlander, Pollock

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Do make the cut

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In July at least, 9 months before keepers are due

  61. Nucky says:
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    fry or osuna ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fry

      • Nucky says:
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        @Grey: just checking…Gsellman or Osuna ros? I’m thinking Osuna but just want to be sure.

        • Nucky says:
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          @Nucky: tis a saves/holds league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Osuna

          • Nucky says:
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            @Grey: thanks for your advice. I don’t know how you do it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, Nucky

              Any relation to Nucky Thompson?

              • Nucky says:
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                @Grey: This is actually Arnold Rothstein, moonlighting as Nucky, trying to find a gambling deal I like.

  62. Hankg says:
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    Couple of questions-

    1. Drop Wood for either Taillon or Heaney?

    2. Have W. Calhoun sitting on bench. Hold for now or drop to pickup another reliever (this is a holds league and can always use extra relievers to pick up points)? This is a keeper league (only 10 teams though).

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Sure, lose him

  63. Five-on-One says:
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    Fry or Swarzak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fry

  64. Squat Cobblers says:
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    Nice post as usual Lothario.

    “Then a 17-page P.S. about how you spelled biggest wrong on purpose.”

    Funny story (not funny.) This reminds me of a tweet containing the mysterious word Covfefe which was subsequently explained as ‘a message to his inner circle’ and ‘they know what it means.’ I dunno. P to the erhaps that ‘message’ could have been better conveyed in a meeting later that morning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  65. westly says:
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    16 team dynasty, I’m in last place and rebuilding. Hitting is terrible. My Buehler and J.Upton for his Stroman, Avisail Garcia, Joc Pederson and Jo Adell. What say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buehler side, not close

  66. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! I love that you invoked Lionel Joseph from the African Education Conference. You can put out your Kools on my carpet any day!

    With Soria now with the Brew Crew, should I drop him? Or should I hold through the deadline in case something ridiculous happens w/rest of bullpen?

    Think Zach Wheeler is worth a waiver priority (especially if he’s moved)?

    Who is closer to being matchup proof the rest of the way: Heaney or Musgrove?

    Thanks a lot!

    PS: Drink a lotta Soto so they call me Doctor Pepper! I don’t even want to think where my season would be if I hadn’t nabbed Soto. He’s been a godsend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup! I think you can lose Soria… Wheeler goes to any AL team and he loses value… Musgrove — Yup!

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Ugh. Kingham destroyed me today. De. Stroyed. I fooled myself into thinking I was smart. He was coming off two great games, pitching at home, vs the Mets. I guess I wasn’t as scared as I should have been. Nice follow up to my Bieber start though. Destroying my ratios is becoming my thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I can’t get anything going… Destroyed me too..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Mets!

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: I know, right? I should have known when I saw Flores batting cleanup, this would be a miracle Mets day. Had to be that damn emotional win yesterday. They’re playing above their heads today.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, yeah, totally

  67. Citronaut says:
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    Would you drop Shane Greene to pick up Fry? I’m casting a wide net for saves right now knowing I’ll have to drop a guy or two when things shake out – but who’s the best bet of those two for saves going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Citronaut says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  68. Scuffy McGee says:
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    On a strictly tit-for-tat basis, would you dump K Seager for A Hicks? He was just dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  69. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I have BOTH Hand and Allen. Hand got the 4-out save last night, but I don’t think that proves anything going forward as far as who the closer is. My other two closers are Treinen & Rondon (safe in my mind). Does it make any sense to drop either Hand or Allen to pick up the likes of Fry, Brach, or Tepera? If so…who to drop and who to pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hand for Fry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ‘poop!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Four follow-up questions for you…

        (1) If I said my league was a K/9 league does that change anything in your mind about dropping Hand for Fry?

        (2) I currently have Peraza in my 2B/SS slot. Totally happy with what he’s bringing to the table, but I’ve been cyclopsing Amed Rosario and he’s been really good as of late. If steals aren’t any issue, do you drop Peraza for Rosario, or, slow your roll?

        (3) There is no 3rd question.

        (4) Puig, Hicks, Beltre, Lamb, Joc, or Bour for the rest-of-the-season in my UTIL spot?

        Happy Thursday!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Not really 2. Amed hasn’t been that good 4. Puig

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: Cheers!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ta!

  70. Jake says:
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    Drop Kyle Gibson for one of – W. Buehler, A. Heaney, J. Lucchesi, J. Zimmermann?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  71. Steve says:
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    Better bench bat, Peraza or K Tucker?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  72. henncoop says:
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    team 1 closers are Chapman, Yates, & Brach
    available: Fry, Swarzak, Tepera, Clippard, & W Smith

    team 2 closers are Kimbrel, Minter Brach, Smith, & Hicks
    Available are: Peralta, Swarzak, Fry, Strop, & Hand

    If you would …what are moves here
    Many Thanks

    • henncoop says:
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      @henncoop: add on question if you could indulge me …Drop either Hand or Tepera for Swarzak? Weekly league so the move would be for next week …I guess Tepera would supposedly be done as the closer shortly after that.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hand

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Fry over Brach 2. Same

  73. Drew says:
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    Folty and Conforto for Greinke in 16-team Ops? Folty is prob my SP4 and Conforto has been my reserve OF/UTL. Currently in 1st. My other SPs are Sale, Nola, Flaherty, and Happ. Other OFs are JD, Muncy, Marte, and Peralta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  74. Parsley says:
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    Piss poor catcher options available but need somebody while Hurty Sanchez is on the shelf again…Who would you take: Cervelli (just activated today), Romine, John Hicks, or Jorge Alfaro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or I guess Cervelli if he’s playing

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Just put someone on your team

  75. Robert says:
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    K. Tucker or W. Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  76. southside dom says:
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    Tanaka or Greinke ROS?

    I Saw your second half top 100 but you were high on Tanaka the other day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke

  77. Ted Bunsen says:
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    ROS Jon gray or Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  78. BS Punk says:
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    Is Buehler droppable for one of the Broad-Street Bullies

    Pivetta
    Velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  79. Thunder Thighs says:
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    Hi Grey, We starting Gibson @Bos today or Eflin @Cin on Sunday… or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  80. Topher says:
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    Afternoon Grey hope you’ve had a great day.

    Dynasty League, guy has made Harper available in our league.

    Thinking about offering Bauer, Archer, Kyle Tucker for him.

    You think that is a legit offer and which side? This guy wants the moon for him.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Topher! I think that’s fair, I’d take Harper, you might end up being overpaying

  81. Steve says:
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    14T keep forever, would you trade Thor for Vlad? Have been playing without Thor (basically) all season and doubt he stays healthy. If I’m crazy let me know.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Thor

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @Steve: IF he gets traded off the mess watch him be not only healthy but in top 5 SP for next whatever years, and that shortly.

  82. Mr. A Knife says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, holds added, QS over wins.
    C hicks (1B)
    1B yonder
    2B whit (1B/OF)
    SS fletcher (3B)
    3B mostsuckass
    MI lowrie (2B/3B)
    CI devers
    OF (4) brantley, grichuk, tucker, mancini (1B)
    util (1) nunez (2B/SS/3B/OF)
    BN kemp (platooner with tucker), willie (OF)
    DL correa
    SP: archer, happ, morton, skaggs, gibson, heaney, borucki,
    RP (4 slots, romo can go in SP) brach, j.anderson, romo, k.herrera
    DL: pineda, font

    in the span of a VERY short time i went from 1 closer to 3 currently, but who knows if that sticks (romo/brach could be traded, k.herrera out when doolittle is back), drop willie for fry or minaya here? this league might be too deep to drop willie though. but maybe willie is the drop later when correa is back anyway?

    here’s other options:
    hitters: uh oh, c.joseph, martini, d.fowler, grossman, choi, tocci,
    pitchers: cashner, b.smith, keller, b.anderson, gaviglio, stanek (for holds in case romo is gone), pressly/rogers (in case rodney is gone)

    2. entirely separately from above, for saves only (i’m merging many leagues of possibles here) how we ranking: greene, gsellman, fry, brach (i see fry is over brach above, likely from BAL being so damn horrible).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Fry 2. Greene, Fry, Brach

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        @Grey: yeppers, so drop gsellman for fry where i have greene and jimenez, and i’d suppose HOLD jimenez for now over brach in case for next little bit (also i’m running out of moves in this one league and have willie still when healy is out there, also k.calhoun)

        • Mr. A Knife says:
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          @Mr. A Knife: that’s running out of moves for THIS week, not a season long concern.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Mr. A Knife says:
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            @Grey: jimenez both on performance vs brach AND DET simply wins more than BAL seems like a good idea to hold on owning DET’s guy, possibly at expense of losing BAL’s guy. the fact that brach hasn’t been nabbed yet in that 14 teamer (not the AL only a different one) speaks to how he might be obtainable even later anyway.

            – and i finally got why willie is such a drop lately, when mazouza is back he has NO playing time at all, and even is being benched to get profar into lineup even against a righty. TEX is screwy with these guys, it took them what 3 years go give profar playing time (at least that much) and he’s GOOD at defense (in numerous spots). this last tidbit possibly mentioned in recent podcasts but i’m behind on those.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I hear ya on Willie

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can lose Brach if you want, don’t think the Tigers ones are that much better for SAGNOF

              • Mr. A Knife says:
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                @Grey: yeah, but unlike espn or how you guys probably run your fantraxes, here other than romo/gsellman and their SP eligibilities i have 4 slots for closers total. so i could have romo/gsellman/fry/brach/rondon/greene but once the trade deadline is done i probably only need at most 4-5 for a 14 team h2h league. for now i have all of those except brach (holding jimenez), dropped willie for now for fry.

                done to one move left on week, puig back soonish (in DL slot), how’s these being ranked for now (OBP over AVG/total bases/hits added): grichuk/tucker/K.calhoun/healy/chapman/puig? i have 4 of those.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Puig, Calhoun, Healy

  83. Hapsman77 says:
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    Considering picking up Dereck Rodriguez as a 6th arm in place of Eovaldi. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  84. Mr. A Knife says:
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    good lord trop got really unlucky today on HR/FB vs K rate. watch this:
    100 of his fly balls (in play anyway) were HR’s. he only HAD 5 fly balls ALL day in a big pitcher’s park. k% was 28% (awesome), GB rate 39%, few BB’s. 1 line out. a VERY good start by FIP i’m sure (or maybe only XFIP as nobody actually has a 100% HR/FB rate)

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @Mr. A Knife: that’s 100% not “100” of his fly balls, he only had 5.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Only 5!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        @Grey: yeah had he BB’d more or gotten unlucky on GB’s he could’ve had a REALLY bad line is the other way to look at that. and he for sure got lucky that IF he was going to allow 5 HR’s nobody was on base for any of them. one bright side is people tend to remember ONLY the ERA/WHIP scores so he’ll be an easy streamer again next time out in decent for deep league stream.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  85. DonnieB says:
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    Can you please rank for ROS?
    Avisail,Reddick,Margot?
    and
    Lourdes or Happ
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That rank looks fine, Lourdes

  86. lubey says:
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    How can SON have Trop at 17+ yesterday to 5.0 today? Sox must have made a hell of a lineup change?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, question for Rudy

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @lubey: yeah it was a HUGE drop off. i nabbed trop in a lot of deep spots back right after rosters unlocked and it was still in that 17 range. would’ve gone more straily possibly if the difference was smaller.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wonder why, I’m honestly curious myself

  87. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I’m streaming Sonny Gray because I’ve always been curious who wins between the movable object and the stoppable force.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  88. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    What a friend we have in Rhysus!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s the only one I trust, I’m damaged

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Wow. Powerful share. I hope that, in time, you heal.

        I checked out the Tout NL page because you mentioned you were in it. Hope you can hold on!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s a mess right now, barely holding on

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: What are the transaction rules in tout?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              FAAB, but no one is available

              • Fred Garvin MP says:
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                @Grey: I figured no one potentially useful was available with the rosters/format, but didn’t know if there were in-season transactions.

                Is NFBC FAAB as well?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, there’s in-season moves… NFBC has no FAAB

  89. DodgersWindowClosed says:
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    Fry, Parker, Bear Claw. Pick 2 for saves please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Parker

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        So done with Parker

  90. CloudTown says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Look at that, Abreu isn’t dead!

    10 TM Keep 10, thinking of stashing Cano, drop Eovaldi, Bieber, Sano (can be kept for cheap), Jo-Ma for him?

    No idea playing time for Cano but seems like a decent gamble.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup…. Bieber

  91. Oppo taco says:
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    Bumgarner and upton for severino? It’s a keeper league format. Seems steep but those two are fringe keepers for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

  92. Launch Angle says:
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    In a 5×5 10-team standard roto league – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG.

    Interesting trade proposal where I would give up Rosario, Springer and Doolittle to received Trout.

    My OF’s currently are Betts, Judge, Springer, Rosario with Benintendi in UTIL slot. My RP are Kimbrel, Jansen, Vazquez and Doolittle.

    I don’t really need Doolittle.

    Would you trade these 3 players to get Trout? Fair deal or overpay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, to get Trout

  93. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    uh oh on judge. the freeman fear time event.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just saw it, uh oh is right

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: this one went IMMEDIATELY MRI so probably a higher % chance of really bad than a lot of the others lately with this. it’s also possible NYY are just smarter than a whole bunch of other teams though, maybe. betting line is at least 70% of month+ loss though if i’m making a line.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, you know how I feel about it, but it would suck

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Grey: yeah not needling on it, trying to get more talented at prognosticating these things though based on early reports, video clips sometimes. even if i were so inclined to needle on judge being hurt (i’m not) what’s his face hasn’t been around in a while now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Would suck for his owners

  94. Padre says:
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    Which side wins this trade ROS?
    I trade Rizzo & Yates
    For
    Schoop & Alex Wood

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  95. Turd Wendell says:
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    You may know call him Rhysus Christ of Philadelphia. I’m so glad I traded for him 2 weeks ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nicely done, Turd!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Turd Wendell: somebody didn’t have an OPS rater if you were able to trade for him do to a cold spell. clearly not a razzballian there.

  96. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    longo back, makes some leagues complicated

    1. 16 team roto dynasty with OPS, OBP over AVG, total bases, hits added. after being in 2nd most of year have reovertaken 1st place (got 1st last year too, and went miggy last year over freeman in opening year draft, also cueto over stanton (already with mookie at time, needed SP quality, imagine how good this team would be with those now).
    C cervelli
    1B fatt adams (just dropped zimmerman too, coming off FAAB tonight, probably need to reobtain)
    2B solarte party (SS/3B)
    SS semien
    3B jose ram (2B)
    MI yolmer (2B/3B)
    CI chapman
    LF jd mart (DID get him last year in draft on the cheap while injured, THAT’s working out, RF)
    CF kiermaier
    RF mookie (CF)
    OF brocktune (RF/LF)
    OF heyward (CF/RF)
    util maybin (all OF, doing fairly well lately, the steals finally started to show up a bit)
    util pearce (1B/LF who i dropped r-zimm for lately)
    BN bader (CF/RF, only held since dynasty)
    BN kipnis (2B/CF, doing better than yolmer now for a while)

    DL longo, miggy

    SP (1750 max innings): morton, stripling, wood, carrasco, cueto, straily (streamer)
    RP (room for 6), yates, kimbrel, cishek, green, rivero, alexander
    DL reyes, fields,morrow
    NA + off the active roster prospect list: meadows/kiriloff/paddack/c.stewart/m.baez/meadows/mcmahon/trammell/k.lewis/kieboom/w.javier

    1. yolmer the drop for longo here, move jose ram to 2B and solarte to MI?

    2. who’s a drop for r-zimm, pearce IS playing against more than just lefties now, super crazy good OPS (.944), runs + RBI per at bat (.474, so it’s WORSE lately than before, and still awesome as shit), could be maybin i guess. kipnis would remain to be the backup for the MI slots, when one guy is off he could move the others over.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: obviously if we think r-zimm is starting all the time fatt adams could be a drop, but that’s risky as all shit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Makes sense 2. Maybin

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: so see just how insane pearce’s RBI + Runs per at bat are, here’s his top 10 or better hitting teammate’s version of these:
        mookie (1.105 OPS and .409 RBI/Runs per)
        jd mart (1.031 and .432)
        pearce’s i did wrong earlier (still his seasonal is .388 which is probably a top 20 overall number, this stat is done by hand so i’m not checking that)

        obv this stat is lineup and luck driven but a .944 and .388 is clearly crazy to be not owned until lately, for OPS leagues anyway.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We talked Pearce on the last podcast

  97. What's a Drexl? says:
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    that’s what i get for benching gibson in:
    1. AL only where i had a slight lead in ERA/WHIP/QS

    2. 20 teamer where i’m behind in same but probably would’ve gotten close had i played him

    3. 16 teamer. probably can’t fault the 16’er.

    these are all h2h’s. rotos i’m not even close to sweating this, a few more of those.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, couldn’t have started him there

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: esp yuckers in the 16 i DID play mahle though, so i got that (not) going for me. it’s rare for me to have a mid 3’s ERA in the AL only, which i did going into the gibson near -20 SON tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah

  98. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    ok, what is this happy horseshit mean?

    “X-rays on Aaron Judge’s injured right hand/wrist were “unclear.”

    Judge went for X-rays after taking a pitch off his hand Thursday against Kansas City. After the X-rays proved inconclusive, the Yankees slugger was taken to the hospital to undergo an MRI. None of this sounds promising.”

    actually considering x-rays tend to stuff being broken this IS promising, compared to what i would’ve thought the results were.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: chip fracture (which is worse than the kind of chip fracture fantasy baseballers are used to, where you spill some quac on your shirt) can’t swing a bat for 3 weeks. sounds like 4.5ish weeks.

      -venters going back to the dirty

      – really MIL, rather than trade from your super OF surplus for a good SP they’re bringing in harvey….. really.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: i GOT it, MIL’s attempts to improve their SP is like STL’s to improve their bullpen this last offseason. why nab morrow or one of those guys who all did pretty well at LAD (before being injured) when they can save good prospects they have well too many of (SP) and just cheap out with gregerson/cecil (2017 preseason)/holland. leone was doing ok till injury to be fair there. cecil simply shouldn’t be in MLB at all anymore (except for about 5 weeks in middle 2017). holland is getting to that point too.

        – TEX is in same boat as MIL, except it’s worse since they have a LOT of money they could’ve spent on SP.

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