Rob Manfred presses the button on a contraption that looks like a skinny hose, and juices spurt out. Rob looks up to the store clerk, “So, I just push this end of the hose inside the baseballs and juice comes out and balls go zoom?”  “Zoom, baby, zoom.”  “I’ll take 300 of them.”  “You only want 300 homers?”  “You’re right, I’ll take 45,000.”  “Will do, Kemosabe. Hey, wanna see where I store the white pine tar that pitchers can use undetected?”  “No, that’s illegal!”  So, what’s this, three days in a row with a hitter hitting three homers in a game? Shizz is bizzonkers. Every year I say the same for Nelson Cruz (3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 23rd, 24th and 25th homer) and Edwin Encarnacion. They will hit home runs until they’re 50. That’s if they’re not already 50, then make it 70.  When reached for comment after the game, Cruz said, “I could’ve hit four homers, but then you find out why Mark Whiten was called ‘Hard Hittin.'” Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .236. That’s in 53 games.  The ol’ 45-homer pace.  Sano won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because, brucely, dude should just be owned.

Max Kepler – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .263.  Gonna end up with a quiet 35 homers.  Everyone who hits 35 homers can be described that way this year.  The quietest 35 homer season.

Lucas Giolito – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.52.  Castle Woofenstein!  Teen Woof! Started him? Now you’re an aware-woof. Woof, woof, woof!  Damn, got greedy and thought he’d be okay against the 1927 Twins, but so not the case. Alas, I still trust him.

Will Smith – Was recalled as Austin Barnes was sent down.  Aw, too bad, so sad, Barnes. Love, peace and hair grease (how I signed my notes to everyone in my high school yearbook — it’s amazing I didn’t get beat up every day).  So, Dodgers called up Will Smith to fool the Mets into trading them Noah Syndergaard.  “What do you mean you can’t close games? You’re name’s Will Smith, isn’t it? Aw, c’mon, fellas!  Not cool!  …I guess we can do a Hancock sequel.”  Smith hit 20 homers in 61 Triple-A games.  Yes, he’s good.  I’d try him out, because what do you have to lose?

Tyler WhiteDodgers traded for him sending Andre Scrubb. I know what you’re thinking, but no Andre Scrubb is not a neologism for a Player To Be Named Later.

Jeff McNeilMets said he couldn’t play because his legs were feeling heavy. Dr. Met said it’s not a big deal. They’re just going to enclose his legs in an anti-gravity chamber and he’ll be fine.

Edwin Diaz – Left yesterday’s game after taking a right-back-at-cha off his foot. The Mets are saying he’s day-to-day and nothing was broken, but the Mets are also trying to trade Diaz, which might be the most hilarious thing I’ve ever heard. Why not include Robinson Cano too? Good luck, Mets!  I grabbed Seth Lugo (best arm), but Robert Gsellman might also see saves in Diaz’s stead.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  After the game, the Mets said, “This could be Noah Syndergaard’s last start with the Mets, and we’re happy to see him go out on top.”  Some media, puzzled, started to say, “This was deGrom–” but Mr. Met put his big, gloved finger on their lips, saying, “Shh…Don’t speak.”

Joey Gallo – Has a broken hamate bone and will have surgery. If he returns like Matt Olson, Gallo will hit 45 homers in September. More than likely, you can drop him.  Hard to say the recovery time.  Could be anywhere from three to six weeks.  Feel free to bitch and moan, Gallo enjoys whines.

Danny Santana – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .322. He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, as he was in last week’s, and the previous two weeks, because look at what he’s doing.  Dannys Antana is having a top 10 2nd baseman season on the Player Rater.

Brett Anderson – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.05.  To sorta quote T.I. singing, “Don’t want no MediOAKer.”

Jose Suarez – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 5.35. Streamonator loved this start yesterday, and I’ll admit to steering people away in the comments. Machine learning — zero; Smoked pot while learning — one.

Travis Shaw – Recalled from the minors.  MVP! MVP! MVP! Someone who’s moved onto fantasy football is getting their corner man back. So, Shaw was hitting in the minors, but, I mean, seriously, interjection, he better be! I didn’t run out to grab Shaw in any leagues; he won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I could see grabbing him if you’re desperate.

Troy Tulowitzki – Announced his retirement.  As frequent commenter, Stephen Lyon, said, “Tulo legit to quit.”

Brett Gardner – Hit the IL with knee inflammation. Keep that thing away from kindling!

Masahiro Tanaka – 3 1/3 IP, 12 ER, ERA at 4.79.  After the game, Tanaka received a call from Mike Minor thanking him for making Minor appear better.  Seriously, the ALCS potential matchups are fire emoji, right? I mean, it’s exactly 2019 baseball. Whoever scores 12+ runs wins.

Xander Bogaerts – 4-for-6, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer, hitting .315. I’m shocked no one has yet hit for the home run cycle, a solo shot, a 2-run, a 3-run and a grand slam. Can I bet that prop bet in Vegas, because I like the odds, whatever they are.

Rafael Devers – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .323.  Can’t fight the Devers!

Max Scherzer – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.41, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Before each sip of Mountain Dew, I don’t have to say ‘Do unto others as they Do the Dew onto you,’ but why can’t I?”

Matt Adams – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer, hitting .243.  Mean’s while, I have Ryan Zimmerman who’s asking Tulo to check his bookmarked WebMD page for a checkup, and he has Chia foot.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .314. Perhaps this is false like my teeth, but I feel like if I ever own Rendon, he’s hurt. I don’t own him, and he’s an MVP candidate.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .287.  I like Murphy as a buy low, so don’t take this the wrong way, but Derek Dietrich had ten homers in like two games.

Ryan McMahon – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .265. Seeing Murphy and McMahon’s home run totals, and knowing Dahl’s are low, I looked at their team stats. The Rockies are the 22nd worst home run-hitting team.  <emphasis>THEY PLAY HALF THEIR GAMES IN COORS.</emphasis>

Adam Plutko – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.83. Aptly, there’s only one K in Plutko.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting over-.325 in July. Jo-Jo Ram, you are a riddle wrapped in a pickle and the riddle says, “How do you wrap something in a pickle?”  Too bad all his owners threw their computers out of a window in April, May or June and are not witnessing this.

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Dozier’s having himself a nice little season, that was briefly sidetracked by injury. He’s gonna be a fun one to peg for 2020. Peg like figure out, not peg like a Peg Boy.

Mike Montgomery – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 5.67.  This is gonna sound sarcastic, but I’m being sincere. Always been a big fan of Montgomery. He’s sneaky in deep leagues. Streamonator hates his next start, but vs. the Jays? Meh, if the league is deep enough to consider, I’m kinda interested. If you have to think, “Is my league deep enough?” It’s not.

Alex Wood – Scheduled to return on Sunday vs. the Rockies. I haven’t spoken much about Wood. With the #MeToo movement and–*intern whispers in my ear* Being told I can’t make jokes about that.  Thought police — one, Grey — zero! I’m not very enthused about Wood — that’s what she said!  Take that, Thought Police! — he has had a 2.72 ERA and 3.68 ERA in his two most recent years, so I guess I should ease the brakes. If you’re dying for starters, I won’t stop you. I am not actively adding him to my teams.

Ian Happ – Recalled from the minors.  I think I actually own this schmohawk in one deep league, but he disappeared for so long, I honestly couldn’t tell you which team it is. Happ was hitting .242 with 16 HRs in the PCL, which is a league where it’s like hitting with an aluminum bat on the moon it is so offensive-minded, i.e., Ian was barely passable in the minors.

Yasmany Tomas – Recalled by the Diamondbacks. Whoa, Shaw, Happ and Tomas all on the same day. It’s the Ghosts of Sleepers Past. Tomas was hitting in Triple-A, but, again, for the back of the room, he better be hitting in Triple-A! Hitting in Triple-A was never the problem. I have no idea where Tomas is going to play; maybe the D-Bags are about to trade Ketel Marte for Shelby Miller. Too soon?

Joe Musgrove – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.29.  Pirates pitchers are great. Dot dot dot. Until Ray Searage gets his hands on them. Streamonator hates Musgrove’s next start, and, as I keep saying, I don’t trust any Pirates pitchers.

Matt CarpenterCards said Carpenter will likely remain on a rehab assignment a little longer than they expected.  Haha, riiiiiiiiiiiiight.  Yes, eleven I’s. Here’s the Cards thinking, “We’ve actually started winning, do we really want Carpenter back with us?”

Miles Mikolas – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.19. Is Mikolas above or below the Line of DeMarquezation?  Just above it, and he’s foisting his own “Miles Marker” on people.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-3 and his 22nd homer, 4th straight game with a homer, hitting .253.  Au Shizz!  You can now claim Au Shizz is out of his early-season struggles, and I’ll bend the knee, partially, but when you look away, I will straighten my knee right back. Even with the power returning, he’s hitting .222 since the break, and has no full month over the .300 threshold. This is not your slightly younger cousin’s Au Shizz.

Kolten Wong – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Wong Dong!  Which was also a working title for a Sixteen Candles spin-off.

Blake Snell – Will miss a month with arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow to remove loose bodies. David Caruso flips up his sunglasses, “I see loose bodies.”  That’s from the hit TV drama, CSI: SP You.

  1. hal_incandenza says:
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    Jeff McNeil’s legs are THICC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not heavy, he’s my legs

  2. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H DYNASTY keeper

    With my Snell down do I start Arrieta vs.ATL?

    I also need a SP to replace Snell.

    My hitters :Voit, Encarnacion, Trout, Dahl, Domingo Santana, Cooper, Blackmon, C.Santana, Alfaro, Tapia, Simmons, Goodrum, B.Dozier

    My SP: Arrieta, Luchessi, Lester, C.Smith, Gallen, Maeda, M. Boyd, Quantrill (sort of RP),

    I’d like to go after Bieber, guy is in last place in my division, I am in first at 10-5.

    What can/should I offer for Bieber? He also has Giolito.

    Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Arrieta depends what your H2H matchup is looking like, lean toward pass.

      Don’t see a great Bieber match, could try Dahl, Voit, or Santana and maybe kick in one of your lower end arms.

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Yea not much to go on. Thank you though!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  3. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Has is been noted what a forty twenty Fletcher is?

    Also, time to start getting on David Dull’s case again! The negging effect seems to have worn off and we need to get him ready for the next homestand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Total 420 — McNeil 420 too and Arraez

      I know, Dahl needs a homestand

  4. Slammer says:
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    Drop d’Armand for Smith?

    • Slammer says:
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      d’Arnaud!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting in Smith, but would hold

  5. Jordan says:
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    The twins acquire Bleich and the Astros get Scrubb–I wonder if we might finally see Meh, Ugh, Ick, Bah , Er, and Uhm find a new home this deadline.

    • knucks says:
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      Is your gravatar a picture of a teenage Yelich?

      • Jordan says:
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        Let’s go with that!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Ich bein ein Blechliner

      • Jordan says:
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        Lol the people of Bleichlin surely appreciate that

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Great report on a short night!

    a. Signed up Zac Gallen, super stoked. Thanks for the tip.

    b. What a joy, Giolito! It’s still early.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for July 26

    Abbott and Costello try to make their way to see Jinx at the Cal Aero Academy. They are looking for the admin building to get a pass.

    Abbott: Let’s go to the administration building.

    Lou walks up to the stairs, leaving his suitcase on the ground for no reason.

    Abbott [To Costello]: Pick it up. All right, pick yourself up.

    Costello: This ain’t administration. This is “you-so. ”

    Abbott: You-so? U.S.O.

    Costello: U.S.O., you-so. What does it mean?

    Abbott: No, U.S.O. “United Service Organization. ” This building is donated by the government…and supported by unselfish Americans. This building here provides for these
    boys’ entertainment, refreshments, books, everything to make it a home away from home. Do you understand?

    Costello: All but one thing.

    Abbott: What’s that?

    Costello: What does “you-so” mean?

    Abbott: Get over here! Get in there!

    d. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Nice

      B. Haha

      C. Nice!

      D. You too!

  7. Mike says:
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    Do you like Will Smith more than Jansen moving forward?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I prefer Jansen

    • knucks says:
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      The Catchers or the RPs?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, nice Knucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Smith

  8. EG says:
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    Matt Olson or Sano? H2H 12 team… Likely as a fill in for Bell while he remains cold. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Olson for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. Jason says:
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    Drop Jansen for smith? 10 team h2h redraft

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold but coin flip

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  10. American Troutfisher says:
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    Villar goes 2 for 8 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, and 3 (!) SB and doesn’t rate a mention? Cold, my man, just cold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Game ended too late…Sorry, Villar

      • Game Of Throws says:
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        Slam with 3 sides of legs please!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know! But I was asleep by the time the game ended

          • LaRockakis says:
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            Mancini hit another dong, too!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I saw (when I woke up)

  11. Luigi says:
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    Will Smith or Travis d’Arnaud?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      d’Arnaud for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. Mex says:
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    Lifetime keeper league.

    I am looking to re-build(start over) my team. I have Tatis Jr…I know he is having a fantastic year so far. I have had teams inquire about him. Is he an untouchable? (other than moving him for guys like Acuna, Bellinger, Trout) A guy to have in the foundation of my team going forward? Are there are other guys you would trade him for in a lifetime keeper league?

    Thanks as always.

    • bigbear says:
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      Tatis is a half tier below those guys you mentioned at the moment, but he’s definitely a cornerstone guy for a lifetime keeper league. He’s having the year we thought Javier Baez would have. A 35/35 type guy. He’s an easy 2nd rounder next year and the tail winds to move him well into the first round (like Acuna had this past spring).

      How many can be kept? Cost? League size?

      Now is the time to kick the tires for Eloy, Vlad, Honeywell and other “on the verge” prospects on competing teams. See who has Gallo or Snell and toss them an offer.

      • Mex says:
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        14 team, mixed…Not an auction league…we can keep up to 5.

        As of now the guys that I would be keeping are: Story, Tatis Jr., Harper, Stanton(who other teams don’t want, unless they are in the same position as me).

        I also have Didi and Correa. When Correa comes back he or Didi have to be dropped(or moved) due to roster restrictions.

        My other trade chips are Goldy, C. Walker, Sale, Ray, Hendricks, L. Jackson, Iglesias.

        Vlad, Alvarez, Bellinger owners are not interested in moving them. Eloy owner is in last place, so he is out.

        I

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with BigBear.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis is a potential top 20 guy for a decade, so he’d be pretty untouchable to me, but no one is completely untouchable obviously

  13. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    SON loved Junis before his start got bumped home vs. CLE (paternity list). He’s facing Plesac tonight, roll with him or nah?

    Same question for Kyle Hendricks @ MIL. Roll with him or pass?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d only start those guys in H2H or deeper roto

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks for your service Mr. Teeth!

        This question is for a 12 team h2h points league. I just need K’s, a W, and for them not to give up 5+ runs in 4 or less innings.

        My only non streamer slots this week are Gerrit Cole @ STL (auto start, but I’m kinda sweating it. I’m a Cards fan and I’m feeling the momentum shifting their way…Cards WS champs 2019 you heard it here first!) And Domingo German at BOS (yuck).

        With that, I need to find 5-7 starts between now and Sunday. Options on the waivers are pretty terrible outside of SON recommendations.

        • knucks says:
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          In 12 Team H2H Pts, aren’t you just starting all the SPs that you can own? Start them.

          • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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            Not in this league. A bad start (4 IP, 5 ER, 5+ hits, Loss) = -20 points+

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t hate Hendricks, but that’s not a good start… Junis seems startable, but I’d look at SON to make sure I’m not crazy

      • William Hung says:
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        Hendricks shut down the Astros – as long as he’s healthy, you gotta roll with him

  14. bigbear says:
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    Is it just me or did that Snell thing came out of nowhere? Of course, I’ve been unplugged for a few days, but it seemed like roses from his previous start through the morning and a nightmare by 3 pm…

    Stevie Wilkerson’s the next O’s closer!

    Speaking of closers – WHEN WILL THE TRADING MAYHEM START?!?! I need some SAGNOF!

    Sean Manaea had a 76 pitch rehab start. Get your monocle out…

    Has Pence run his zombino course? Sano’s out there beckoning like a siren. Pence or Sano ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Pence for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell came out of nowhere in as far as we didn’t know about it, but he must’ve

      Manaea does so little for me

      I’d go Sano

  15. Gregg says:
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    Would you pick up Will Smith over Austin Nola who has been playing everyday with Dee Gordon injures? 12 team 5×5 OBP league.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Smith if you need a catcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. Yes says:
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    Happy Friday Stud – I dropped snell, I’m leading or close to it in most pitching categories. Besides I have other solid pitchers somehow despite the juiced balls.

    Highly doubt he will be back and pitch meaningful innings , even in September. I wouldn’t start him his first time out anyway, so that’s about 3 or 4 starts at most? Meh

    Just didn’t seem worth it when I really want hitting counting stats. Kinda feeling like rob Manfred in that I just want DINGERS baby! DINGERS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, kinda meh

      Dingers, baby, dingers!

  17. uncle ernie says:
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    Good morning. I looking to activate Wheeler for today’s start vs Pittsburgh and need to drop one of these closers. Luke Jackson. Robles. C Mart. Vazquez. Iglesias or Hendriks Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Martinez

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        I’d lose Iglesias

    • knucks says:
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      I’d lose your catcher for today. Then package 2 of these RPs for 1 player as quickly as you can. If that’s not realistic, then I’ll defer to these other answers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Raisel

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Of course, what knucks is suggesting is ideal, but may not be possible

  18. Michael Scott says:
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    Ramon laureano and sonny gray for jdm – fair? Which side do you guys like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JDM

  19. Gotime says:
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    12 team H2H weekly drop Kingery for Sano as a bench / util bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip on needs… I’d prefer Kingery

    • William Hung says:
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      I had the same question last night – Grey said they provide different things, but liked Kingery a little more

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Hold onto Kingery.

      • Gotime says:
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        Sounds good, thanks everyone

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. saint says:
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    Hello Grey and DT,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS 3OF Redraft

    I currently roster Yelich, Brantley, Yordan, K. Marte, McNeil and Domingo with OF eligibility.

    Verlander, Cole, Flaherty, Gallen, Stripling, Pineda, Canning, Beede, Urquidy, Wheeler IL, Weaver IL.

    In order to activate Wheeler I need to drop one. I prefer to keep a shorter bat bench and more arms. Drop Domingo considering his elbow may have lead to his poor play the last month or one of my back end starters?

    Also, are you starting Wheeler today?

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Wheeler, but I’m on a kamikaze mission with my ratios

      Lose Canning

      • saint says:
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        Thanks Grey

  21. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I’m probably replacing DeScaifini (@ATL) in my lineup this week with a different streamer.

    Streamanator says to put MadBum on the bench since he’s at COL.

    It likes Dinelson Lamet (BAL/@LAD) and some others. Any preferences?

    D.Smyly SF/CHW
    Font @KC/@BAL
    Barria DET/@CLE
    Cahill DET/@CLE
    Wainwright CHC/@OAK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamet at home vs. O’s sounds great, ugly 2nd start tho

      I’d prolly try Smyly, no faith in any of them

  22. James says:
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    Would Sano be an upgrade over Voit, who was on last weeks sell list?

    • Grey

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      Similar, but I’d still go Voit

  23. BH says:
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    Need some help in the pitching categories. Offered this trade:

    My Bryant and Giolito for Corbin and Choo

    My SPs are: Sale, Gio, Paxton, Marquez, Caleb, Wheeler and Lynn.

    Could also pick up Gallen to help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Gallen, don’t see who to drop

      That trade may be great if Bryant’s hurt, but it’s just fair if he’s not

      • BH says:
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        I can get Gallen without dropping anyone.

        DL’d Gallo and have an open roster position. I would probably pull the trigger on the Bryant deal if I still had Gallo, but trading Bryant now will make my OF very thin.

        My current OF is Dahl, Kepler, Bryant, Danny Santana, Gallo (DL).

        • Grey

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          Oh, then grab Gallen

  24. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points

    Two of my RP’s are L. Hendriks and T. Rodgers. These are now available:

    Giles
    W. Davis
    I. Kennedy

    Should I swap of my two out? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy for Rogers

  25. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Just picked up Sano and wish I had sooner…Just goes to show you Grey, you can lead a horse to the the mound but you can’t make him pitch like one….or something….anyways here’s something interesting I saw in Sano’s splits:

    at home: 113 PA, .191 BA, .742 OPS, .223 ISO, 5 homers, 10 rbi, 4 2B
    away: 106 PA, .278 avg, 1.052 OPS, .443 ISO, 12 homers, 24 rbi, 7 2B, .742 SLG

    v. RHP: 149 PA, .217 BA, 10 homers, .835 OPS, .300 ISO
    v. LHP: 70 PA, .274 BA, 7 homers, 1.035 OPS, .403 ISO

    v LHP away from Target: 28 PA, .346 BA, 1.354 OPS, .615 ISO, 5 homers

    Even though the LHP and LHP away stats are sorta smaller sample sizes (say that five times fast), still thought it’s cool how it may be possible to narrow down when Sano will have a better chance of a quality game, especially for guys like me who like to roster a larger bench of hitters going for advantageous hitter/pitcher battles.

    Plus hitting in this Twins lineup right now doesnt hurt a bit lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great stuff! Small sample, but still helpful — let’s see lefties!

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Word!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word 2: Return to Word

  26. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Had me scared there with Will Smith……..i started the real fresh prince in one of my leagues this week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  27. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Holy shit….SALAMI TOM SIGHTING!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salami Tom! Ha

  28. Lindorphins says:
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    Great write up.

    Sano over Odor as a bench bat, right?

    Also, which side of this trade do you like in a keeper league?

    Bryant, Ryu and Kingery for Harper, Snell and Buxton

    Only four players are kept so guys like Kingery and Buxton wouldn’t be. I usually favor the best player in the deal which I think is Bryant but I like Snell’s upside in the second half.

    Thanks!

    • Lindorphins says:
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      Derp, just saw the Snell news so disregard the trade question.

      But I’ll ask you about another one :) same format.

      Bryant, Ryu and Dozier for Freeman and Tanaka

      As you can see I’m trying to sell Ryu high to get some value for him now. Tanaka’s blowup last night is concerning but unless he’s hurt he has a good chance at having a strong second half.

      Thanks again!

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        I think you’re giving up too much value for what you’re getting back but I’m not the expert. Dozier, while not overly exciting, has been solid and Bryant isn’t too much of a downgrade from Freeman IMO. They have a substantial diff in RBI. I feel like you should be able to buy lower on Tanaka due to his last few starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Odor right now

      Ryu side

      • Lindorphins says:
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        Thanks guys. I could swap his Tanaka for Bauer or Clevinger, but I’m not sure he’d bite on either of those, especially Bauer. Like you said in the latest podcast, Grey, he’s one of those owners that won’t trade unless he really feels he’s getting the much better side.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Guess could try

          • Lindorphins says:
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            Thanks. So fair deal with Clevinger instead of Tanaka? Or do you still think I’m overpaying?

            Appreciate the advice.

            • Lindorphins says:
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              (Don’t really think I have a shot at Bauer).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Give me the whole deal again, so I’m clear

              • Lindorphins says:
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                Sorry. Would be:

                Bryant, Ryu and Dozier
                for either
                Freeman and Bauer
                or
                Freeman and Clevinger

                (was initially asking about Freeman and Tanaka)

                Thanks again!

                • Lindorphins says:
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                  12 team H2H keeper league if that changes anything.

                  • Lindorphins says:
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                    We only keep 4 so guys like Freeman and Bryant would be kept but guys like all these pitchers and Dozier wouldn’t be. Sorry for the self replies haha.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh, I see on the keeper points… Then Bauer or Clevinger is fine, that order

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d take Bauer, meh on Clevinegr

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Actually, I guess if it’s a keeper, Clevinger one is fine — don’t keeper prices tho

                    • Lindorphins says:
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                      I made so many posts your last post is so crunched that the “Reply” link has been cut off haha, but I saw it and thanks so much for the follow ups. Have a good weekend and try to stay cool!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, No problem

                • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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                  I I like Freeman Clev enough

  29. baby seal says:
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    So have to ask, what’s the reference from on this frequently used line, “Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department,” G?

    So my trade offer of Voit for Bieber was laughed at, obviously. That 9IP game really helped.

    Pretty sure the guy w/ BumG doesn’t even know I sent him an offer, and thank GOD I didn’t try to get Tanaka ROFL.

    Yo your Trade Analyzer just told me Voit is a $5 player and Peraza is a $9 player. I should drop Voit and pick up Peraza again, right?? lol

    Have a good Friyay!

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Kevin is the bye felicia of fantasy sports lol

    • baby seal says:
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      You down to drop Oberg to activate Wheeler? Good match up, but dude could get injured again (Mets!), or pitch count limits / rusty. Leaning towards IL stashing for at least today.

      I swapped Peralta for Hudson yday thanks to your advice.

      Got Hand, Press, Romo, Workman, Oberg, Peralta. Most droppable SP is Canning, but has DET next. Or Plesac after KC today–has HOU next. 12-team H2H 5×5.

      Gracias, Hombre Bigote!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lose Canning

        • baby seal says:
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          Oh Gawd, I hadn’t even look at what he just did to me. M-f**ker!!! TY!!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

            • baby seal says:
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              Dude just humped me and didn’t even realize it. Pretty shameful.

              I feel like a nun who just had a group of Vikings run through their town in the year 800 AD.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Never saw Vikings

                • baby seal says:
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                  Only watched a few episodes… currently binging The Last Kingdom. Highly recommend if you’re into that sort of thing

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    TLK is awesome! I told you to watch it

                    • baby seal says:
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                      I vaguely remember that now ha. You have some good advice!

                      Thank G I picked this over Frontier lol

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Frontier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bc a few years back I realized ESPN’s news regarding guys returning from injuries was the earth-shattering: Get him back in your lineup! Which I thought was hilarious, to think someone needs that advice… Then I considered who at ESPN was actually giving that advice, it’s naturally Kevin

      Forget Peraza

      • baby seal says:
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        Peraza was a joke!!! Dropped that guy ages ago–think I made an infamous Anime Grey vid in like week 3.

        Thanks for the hilarious reply, G. Naturally, I have to ask, who is Kevin?? Not Keith right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kevin is a made-up guy who is dumb enough to update people on unimportant fantasy advice

          • baby seal says:
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            ROFL

        • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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          Think: Dumb tall endearing bird from “Up!” He’s so silly and helpless that you have to like him.

          “KEEEVIIIIIN” lol

          • baby seal says:
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            hahaha ty Big Daddy!!

  30. William Hung says:
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    Tanaka got dropped – as a pitching starved team, should I pick him up?

    My craptastic starting pitchers are: Lynn, Hendricks, Urquidy, Marquez, Fiers, Flaherty

    Do you see Tanaka as an upgrade over any of my other guys?

    • knucks says:
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      Prob over Urquidy. Is Tanaka on waivers for a day at least, so you can at least start Urquidy tonight if you want, right? Or was he dropped before the explosion/implosion?

      • William Hung says:
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        yeah, on waivers so I get Urquidy tonight – on the flip side I’m benching Flaherty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knucks

  31. Chad Bowling says:
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    Will Diego Castillo (getting the start today) have a shot at saves anymore? I have Pagan, so considering dropping Diego and add an arm (Urquidy, Plesac).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  32. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Ranks these guys ROS…Tanaka, R.Ray, J.Gay, Hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray, Tanaka, Hamels

  33. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Bigger fan of Amed Rosario or David Fletcher in 11 tm keeper roto with offensive categories being H, R, HR, XBH, RBI, BB, K, SB and average?

    Same league, would you drop Voit and move Y. Gurriel from 3B to 1B and pick up Arraez to play 3B since he just got eligibility on ESPN?

    Thanks! Happy Friyay!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

      I wouldn’t drop Voit yet

  34. Todd says:
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    12 team, 18 player keep league. 9×9 scoring. Think Matt Olson for adley R and gallen is a fair deal? I’d be moving Olson. Thanks in advance!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  35. Jud says:
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    Do you like Villar over any of the following in a points league?

    Didi
    Hiura
    Dannys Antana
    Laureano
    Segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Segura

  36. Floored by the news on Snell, Armenteros a guy to grab? Would you stick with F. Mejia or pickup W. Smith at C?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick up Smith… Armenteros is a streamer

  37. Screwballs says:
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    Grey,

    I hope you are staying out of the sun and staying hydrated.

    I picked up Robel Garcia as a backup 2B when it looked like they were done with Russell. Now that the Cubs have called Happ up, do you think that Happ gets the job? Do you see any upside in Garcia? There are a lot of 2B available in my shallow league, so it wouldn’t be hard to move on.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’m trying! Who else is available? I think they both might screw each other, Screwballs

      • Screwballs says:
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        Thanks, that’s what I was worried about.

        Odor, McMahon, D Santana and Cano are available.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Santana or Odor immediately

          • Screwballs says:
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            Will do; have a great weekend.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  38. Bobbo says:
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    Who would you drop to activate Fried from the IL tomorrow? They are all streamers to a degree, but which one would you drop?

    Teheran
    Urquidy
    Fiers
    Plesac
    Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you wait to see what Urquidy does tonight?

      • Bobbo says:
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        Yeah, that was my plan. If he sucks, I was going to drop him. If he does well, who would you consider dropping instead?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See what Plesac does? If you need to do something now, lose Urquidy

  39. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? With Snell hitting the IL I went and grabbed Brendan McKay everywhere I could. A couple of reasons…(1) McKay is on a strict 6-day pitching schedule to limit his innings. (2) McKay last pitched on Wednesday, July 24th. (3) According to McKay’s schedule the next day he can pitch is Tuesday, July 30th which is the earliest he can get called back up to the majors (was sent down on July 19th). Bingo bango bongo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! Good stuff!

  40. baseballbanter says:
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    greeytings grey,

    looking for a bench bat. who’s got max potential ROS in a points league:

    please rank:

    Shaw, W. Calhoun, Dickerson, Bichette, Tomas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d try Shaw

  41. Will says:
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    ?12 tm NL-ONLY 5×5 Roto – 2 catcher lg?

    ?With promotion of Will Smith, I need to clear a roster spot. I have no one in 2nd catcher spot.

    Weakest category is batting avg. ?

    ?Which option??
    ?1 – Cut Ender Inciarte?
    ?2 – Trade DeJong/K Newman for Justin Turner??

    ?Thanks!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Ender

  42. Don Abuelo says:
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    Happy Viernes Señor Grey!

    Do you think it’s time to buy high on a Jose Ramirez? Any signs of post-July regression or can we buy into this recent stretch of good play? He seems like a player that can help a lot of us. Just want to determine the proper price.

    Gracias and have a good one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      I think Jo-Ram is a 17/30/.255 player, he’s not a .330 hitter… So you can buy, but know what you’re buying

  43. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Will smith or Alfaro in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  44. Grey

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

  45. Grey

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

  46. EB says:
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    Hey guys so I’m in a 10 team HTH OPS and QS league. My O is riddled with injuries C Sanchez on the DL, Domingo DTD, and I’m waiting on Correa and Tim Anderson to return. My question is would you add a C like D’Arnaud, Smith or Posey or would I be better off to just eat the C spot until Sanchez returns and add a bat: Sano, Franmil, Soler, Odor and Renfroe are all available. Thanks in advance.

    • EB says:
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      *That should have read 10 team OBP and QS league…

  47. Dane says:
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    H2H points league. Single 1, Double 2, etc. RBI 1, Run Scored 1, SB 2

    Pick 1 ROS:

    M. Semien, P. DeJong, D. Swanson, J. Villar, T. Anderson, A. Rosario, D. Fletcher

  48. bfteach says:
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    giolito’s recent inconsistency is traumatizing… in a keeper league, am i keeping him or mckay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

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