With Javier Baez lost for the year — *pours out a bottle of Johnson & Johnson baby oil for the sexy one we lost* — the Cubs called up shortstop, Nico Hoerner (3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs). And the internet exploded. Everywhere I looked for a good 45 minutes (long in internet minutes), I saw things about Nico Hoerner. “Reinforcements on the way!” one Chicago sportswriter announced exuberantly.  Another exclaimed, “Hoerner is here to save the season!” A third declared they were, “Hoernier than ever,” though they might’ve just typed a search term into their tweet. Then I looked at Hoerner’s Double-A numbers — 3 HRs, 8 SBs, .284 in 70 games — and I giggled a little. Hoerner is the Cubs’ top prospect, which is more of an indictment about the Cubs’ farm system. He doesn’t strike out, and possesses decent on-base skills, so maybe some short-term value. He should play short since karma knocked Addison Russell in the head and Baez is out, even if Ben Zobrist is playing after just recovering from a five-month divorce, which was initiated because his wife was jealous of how much Maddon loves him. You can cyclops Hoerner or try him, but him or, say, Starlin Castro? Semper Fidelis Castro. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nicholas Castellanos – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer. This was an interesting stat I saw about The Greek God of Hard Contact. His launch angle on the Cubs is 15; his launch angle on the Tigers was negative-twelve, which is the same to a swinging a French fry laden with mozzarella cheese and gravy.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 35th homer, hitting .234. Ya know what Schwarber feels like? A guy you draft early next year because he hit 40 homers this year, then, during the 1st week of next season, he’s inexplicably platooned and you’re like, “Wha’ happened?”

Kyle Lewis – Called up by the Mariners. He only reached Double-A — 11 HRs, 3 SBs, .263 in 122 games — and appears to be nothing but an AL-Only flyer. Speaking of flyers (check out this segue), Mallex might lose even more playing time. Or, heaven forbid, Braden Bishop, who the M’s are supposedly annoyed with because he only moves diagonally.

Mike Trout – Out a few days after undergoing a cryoablation procedure on his foot. Have we learned nothing from Antonio Brown? Don’t be freezing people’s feet!

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer. Official game-clock keeper timed Pujols’s home run trot at “one episode of Young Sheldon.”

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .249. Has multi-hit games in his last three games, and could be a little risin’ schmotato.

Yu Chang – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. David Bowie’s Ghost hovering over Angel Stadium, “Time may Chang Yu, but Yu can’t Chang time.”

Shane Bieber – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.17. I only made one trade all year. Have you heard about it? You have? Well, let me tell you again. Here, sit on my lap. Metaphorically, you weirdo! I traded Kenley Jansen for Shane Bieber. On my team, Bieber has 62 1/3 IP, 2.60 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 75 Ks with 4 wins. On the other team *cough* Donkey Teeth’s team *cough* Kenley has 4 saves and a 4.50 ERA.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-3, 3 runs, and his 38th homer. Tildaddy says the remote control is lost forever!

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 37th homer, hitting .262. If you owned Donaldson this year, you are living right. Nice karma, you sumsabeech. I feel like that’s the whole Braves team this year; they are some lucky sumsabeeches.

Mike Foltynewicz – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.00. Not sure if Faultystretchandbobbitowitz looking like he was going to throw a no-hiter in Philly is either a bug or a feature. Actually, I don’t know what “bug or feature” even means, but I hear people I think sound smart say it. “Are tax cuts a bug or feature? Great thoughts, okay, now for the market report.” Yeah, that meant nothing, but it sounded smart and you were like, “Damn, Grey is smart eh-eff!” Since Faultysanandreaswitz returned from his injury he’s been solid for ERA, but his peripherals are still not back anywhere near where they were last year and I think he’s a bug not a feature of MLB pitching, i.e., I don’t really trust him yet, if I’m being honest, and, oddly enough, I am. Also, I’m just about at the point where everyone is a Streamonator call.

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.70. Can we just see what Austin Nola is like pitching? Just wanna make sure we got the right one.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .304. Might be misremembering this, but I think Dickerson is the only Phillie bat doing anything in the last three weeks.

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .280, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Be surprised if he went full-schmotato, but he does seem like he’s heating up. Maybe that’s why Cesar doesn’t have gotchies on under his toga.

Gio Urshela – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer. As mentioned yesterday, not sure if Urshela will play every day, actually it seems doubtful. By the way, Urshela has 19 homers — he came into this year as a five-homer guy!

Giancarlo StantonYankees said Giancarlo could be activated some time during their next home stand. That gives him around 11 games for another injury. I think it’s doable!

Mike Tauchman – Out six to eight weeks with a calf strain. Buh-buh-buh-buh-BUT Transformers don’t have calfs!

James Paxton – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.96 vs. Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.73. If you would’ve told me this was going to be a pitcher’s duel at any point before it was actually a pitcher’s duel, I would’ve laughed right in your face. Then, I would’ve apologized, then quickly said, “I’m not really sorry.” Did everyone check out, including hitters, and move onto fantasy football? Not cool, all you Cousin Sweatpantses. (Sweatpantii?)

Mike Fiers – 1 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 3.97. I’m forming a prayer hexagon that you didn’t get seduced into starting Fiers, due to his two-start week. I am a praying hands emoji on top of a Vatican special commemorative emoji that you didn’t get in on Fiers. Please, I’m worried for you. Just do a welfare check and tell me you’re okay.

Robinson Chirinos – 3-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homer.  Uh-oh, no, really, uh-oh, Chirinos!

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-5 and his 23rd and 24th homer, hitting .316. “With the 1st pick of the 2020 draft, will he go Mike Trout or Acuña…Wow, he went Yordan. Didn’t see that coming.”

Alex Bregman – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 35th homer, hitting .299. ‘Member when you didn’t want to draft Bregman because his elbow was bothering him in February? Oopsie!

Michael Brantley – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 21st homer, hitting .323. If I’m being honest, I feel like I can’t go in on Brantley now because as soon as I do, he will collapse. Similar fear to Donaldson.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .307. The Astros are the 1st team to have no pitchers allow any runs while scoring 15 runs per game for a month. Okay, made it up, but it sounded true, didn’t it?

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4 and his 46th and 47th homer, hitting .270. All the bombs, so Albombso!

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.70. He’s so money that he didn’t seem so money this year and he was still so money. Nah’mean?

Seth Lugo – 2 IP, 0 ER, zero baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.79, and his 5th save. He’s been one of the best pickups of the season by me in a 12-team league — 11.5 K/9, 2.0 BB/9, heading for a 100 Ks season in the relief. On the Player Rater, he’s been better than Carlos Martinez, Ken Giles, Edwin Diaz (dur), Giovanny Gallegos, and Shane Greene, to name a few.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .320. Received a standing ovation when he first came to bat, then less so after homering off deGrom. As I always say, “It’s all fun and games until your Capri Sun has no straw and Wilmer homers off deGrom.”

Merrill Kelly – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.68. Two straight decent bungos (that’s what I’m calling starts now), and the Streamonator likes Kelly’s next start (I’m done calling them bungos).

Jordan Lyles – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.38. His ERA on the Pirates was 5.36; his ERA on the Brewers is under-2.50. “This guy seems like a real bum,” said Ray Searage on his podcast, Pitch To Contact Or GTFO.

Trent Grisham – 5-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .260. Start writing the Trent Grisham sleeper for 2020 post write now if he’s going to be hitting leadoff to start next year. Giddy up, snitches!

Hernan Perez – 1-for-5, 1 run, hitting .238. Is it me or do you also sing Hernan to, “Turn on your heartlight?”  Hernan, your heartlight! No? Guess it’s me.

  1. toolshed says:
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    Are you using berrios against washington? He has been a pinata in the 2md half. What a shame because I need innings and not sure if I should just stream. German is no longer starting. He is going to follow Sabathia to conserve his innings. Sucks for me because this is a qs league and German was supposed to face detroit.

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      Im wondering the same thing about Berrios. The robot likes him today.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start Berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to start him if you own him, not sure owning him is the move anymore tho

  2. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is it time to drop Kris Bryant? I have him an Gurriel both injured and as my only two bench players at the moment. I’m in semifinals in head to head so with this week and next week left. Wondering if I should make the drop and use it to ride the hot bat and/use this as streamer spot. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sounds like Bryant might be back today. Who are your hot bat options?

      • LenFuego says:
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        Gurriel might be back today as well. Supposedly he did a couple of simulated games over the past week and if all went well with the last one (on Friday or Saturday), they were going to activate him today.

      • G says:
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        Oh really. Other options are Wil Meyers, Victor Reyes, Miguel Rojas, Garret Cooper. Streamer adds are Nova @Seattle, [email protected]

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Myers has been hot and headed to Coors

  3. Will says:
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    Trading Gleybar Torres and Eloy Jiminez away in the Chapman and Quintana trades really helped decimate the Cubs farm system. Not going to be fun watching those 2 hit 30 home runs every year for the next 15 years for Cubs fans.

    • starz31 says:
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      Seriously?

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Yep 2015, Cubs had the dream farm system for bats that had Bryant, Baez(starting his first full season), Soler, Schwarber, Russell, Torres, E.Jiminez, W.Contreras, Vogelbach.. but they did get a WS curse-breaking ring out of it, so some would say thats worth it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, traded it for a WS ring

      • Crazy J says:
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        Not sure what’s better than the ring? Would you rather have Yordan Alvarez or Josh Fields? Suck it up, Cubbies!

  4. Doc Samson says:
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    I am comfortably ahead in my 5×5 league when the prospect of starting Fiers last night crossed my mind. Then I had a vision in my head: it was The Three Stooges performing a life or death operation on me. Suffice to say, I didn’t start Fiers.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Good move!

    • LenFuego says:
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      Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Way to dodge the eye gauge

      • LenFuego says:
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        Heh, a wiiise guy, huh? *Bonk*

  5. William Hung says:
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    Here we go with Lance Lynn and Quintana today – both SON faves today… SON don’t let me down!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Good luck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

      • William Hung says:
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        Both these guys get the Grey stamp of approval?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who are they starting against?

          • William Hung says:
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            Lynn v. TB (+17)
            Quintana @ SD (+16)

            Based on SON, these guys should be rocking tonight

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              See no reason not to start them

  6. Arod’s Frost says:
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    Homer Bailey or Reynaldo Lopez the rest of the way out?
    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Reynaldo for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at their matchups

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Lopez. KC; @Min; and @Det.
        Homer. Hou (ouch); KC; @LAA

  7. Justin Ralph says:
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    Why is Baez not on the DL?

    • hot corner says:
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      With 40-man rosters, teams don’t need to put players on the IL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As hot corner said, there’s no IL in Sept

  8. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    I think I’d be winning the Perts league if the Bieber trade never happened, you snake oil salesman!

    • sportivetricks says:
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      Poor Teeth. You spend five months helping Grey respond to comments, and then he publicly twists a knife into your chest in September. Cold bro. Real cold.

      hahahahahahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, Teeth, but you offered it, so I didn’t sell you on anything

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Only because you rejected my other very fair offers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They were all prolly in my favor… Shame on you for trading for saves

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            I had a bunch of points to gain in saves if he was even mediocre. Stop acting like it didn’t make sense at the time!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bieber was your favorite and now I have him — Muahahahaha

              • Donkey Teeth

                Donkey Teeth says:
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                How much longer do we have to do this before we can make up?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Prolly battle for next six months, make up next April

                  • Donkey Teeth

                    Donkey Teeth says:
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                    :: eggplant emoji::

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Keep your highly sexualized emojis!

  9. sportivetricks says:
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    HeyHeyGrey,

    Ugh. Replacing Baez. I had him at 3b, so I think I’ll go with AssDribble while he’s sorta hot (8 for 16 over the last week) and then . . . Hanser Alberto or Jon Berti????????

    I’ve also rostered Profar to fill in at many positions, but I don’t feel very confident in him.

    Lurrrves.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Alberto unless you need steals

      • sportivetricks says:
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        TY!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Thank you, my dearest internet friend.

        Also, can you tell Rudy that at least on of your readers got his Velvet Underground reference?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I will let him know

        • LenFuego says:
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          Make that two. Was wondering if I was the only one and glad to see I am not.

          • Dr Easy says:
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            Me three! I only get Grey and Rudy’s old music jokes.

              • galica says:
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                Grey!!

                Fore!!

                Cheers,
                Ante

  10. BH says:
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    You starting any or all of these guys today:

    Gallen @ Mets
    Wheeler vs Dbacks
    Lynn vs Tampa

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start all of em

      • BH says:
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        Thanks.
        You guys rock!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. CHebe says:
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    its taylor ham in jersey :)

    A.add cooper, soak, or bader and drop berti?

    B. Starting yarbrough in texas?
    C. S tarting Lynn ?

    D. would you drop Ryu for J A Happ in a ten team light

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      100% it’s Taylor Ham

      A. Needs? Bader in Coors for all around

      B. Sure

      C. Yup

      D. Sure

      • sportivetricks says:
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        It is called PORK ROLL.

        Read the label, you Northern BENNY fools,.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sportivetricks, not you too, man, not…you…too…

          • sportivetricks says:
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            hahaha

            The great divide in the state.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s why North Jerz took over South “Dirty” Jerz

              • sportivetricks says:
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                You can’t win Grey. If you strike me down, I shall become more “Dirty” Jerz than you can possibly imagine.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hahaha, fair enough!

                  • Chebe says:
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                    hahah its all love i bleed dirty jerz

  12. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    I should have known i pick wrong on Folty and Wheeler every time. At least i cock blocked my oppenent i picked up Folty changed my mind then dropped him but it was too late to clear waivers.

  13. holyscheisse says:
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    Deep points league…need to burn my final two adds for the season on extra pitching for the week.

    I know the options are fairly shite, but that’s what’s available. SON is meh on most of them, so any suggestions are appreciated.

    Anibal Sanchez: @MIN / vs. ATL
    Mitch Keller: @SF / @CHC
    Elieser Hernandez: vs MIL / @SF

    Also need to drop one/two of the following:
    Mikolas – one start this week @COL
    Kolby Allard: one start vs TB

    • holyscheisse says:
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      I could also drop Musgrove (foot injury, DTD).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Musgrove, Mikolas

      Elieser, Keller — they are not good

      • holyscheisse says:
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        Trust me I know. Luckily the rest of my squad is “chef’s kiss”. Just trying to maximize points for the championship week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

      • holyscheisse says:
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        Thanks for help

  14. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I forgot what you had told me before so I am asking again. I have a few players coming off the IL this week and need your advice:

    1) Luis Urias needs one more AB before I call him up to the major league roster. Who should I drop to make room for him (Yaz, or VanMeter or Seth Brown)?
    2) Would you drop Homer Bailey to activate Rich Hill?
    3) Drop Seth Brown yaz or VanMeter to activate Nick Markakis?
    4) Drop Brandon Workman to activate Kimbrel?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. VanMeter

      2. Sure

      3. Brown

      4. Kimbrel is not being activated

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        should I drop VanMeter now or wait unttil Urias reaches 150 AB’s (Only needs 1 AB to reach)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems fine now

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok dropping VanMeter now. thanks as always

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  15. Dave D says:
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    Any relation to Bob Horner?

    So true about streaming this time of year. Just about anyone not named Cole or Verlander is matchup call. As for me, I was pleasantly suprised that Hendricks held it together just long enough for a W, and Folty finally made a start that warranted his ADP. Let me double check my calendar. Meanwhile the price I paid for two good starts in the DC league is an offensive performance of 0HR, 0RBI on Monday. I need HRs!!! Snore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, good ol’ Bob Horner — Folty’s ERA is still 5.00 and he’s had some decent starts since he returned… He was in such a hole for ERA early on, it’s crazy how bad he was…

      • Dave D says:
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        Yeah. Kinda crazy my two best DC starters right now are Folty and Lauer, while Berrios and Marquez (and Glasnow) are not worth owning. Somehow I’m hanging on by a thread. Just barely. At least I didn’t own and start Fiers. Almost as bas as Marquez 11 R debacle a couple months back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think the Marquez start is keeping me out of 1st place in one league

          • Dave D says:
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            That would not suprise me. I think it cost me 2-4 standing points in our DC between ERA and WHIP. That is amazing how one start can be so bad it permanently F’s you over. It literally would take 3 consecutive CG shutouts to being the ratios back to his prior years averages.

            • Grey

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              Yeah, then I benched Marquez for his next home start which I believe was a gem… Wasn’t good times for me…

  16. Alex says:
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    Limited moves here in week 2 of playoffs.

    1. Add Voit over Benintendi, Hoskins, or Sano?

    2. Add any of the following?

    Pablo Lopez vs. MIL
    Cease @ SEA
    Kikuchi vs. CHW
    Musgrove @ SF (then would keep for his start week vs. SEA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Voit hasn’t done anything in two months

      2. Lopez

  17. bigbear says:
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    Happiness is having Acuna, Alonso and Alvarez going on a slow day! Quick, someone call AAA!

    Wow! Are you really thinking Yordan that high? Dude is a beast, but no speed. And has missed AB’s in NL parks.

    • LenFuego says:
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      I think Grey is being a little facetious to make a point about the stratospheric rise of Alvarez’s value, but it would not seem crazy to me to draft Alvarez as high as number 5 overall, after only the very top 5 category contributor tier of Trout, Acuna, Yelich and Bellinger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I was just kidding on Yordan, but I do think he’s made a strong case for a top 20 overall

      You have Acuna, Alonson and Alvarez, you better be winning in a walk

      • bigbear says:
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        With Bieber and Paxton throwing gems last night too! 10-0. Of course I’ve jinxed it now!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why you jinxing us?

  18. Stumanji! says:
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    Do you trust J. Means at home vs LAD tomorrow? H2H finals, QS and Total Ks.

    Fortunately benched Fiers @ Houston but was planning to start him @ Tex on Sunday? I need QS but it’s a very tight race for WHIP in my roto league (I’m at 1.18, .01 behind). Sit or start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, don’t trust Means — Fiers seems okay vs. TEX

  19. Todd says:
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    Hi, Grey!

    Two quick things:

    1. Has Flaherty passed Nola in next year’s SP rankings?

    2. Reggie Roby punted at Iowa. There’s a running joke about how at Iowa, punting is winning. Here are the punting stats from last week’s Iowa/Rutgers football game:

    Rutgers punter: 10 punts/47.6 yd avg.
    Iowa punter: 6 punts/48.3 yd avg.

    Reggie woulda been proud.

    Thanks!
    Todd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes

      2. God bless Reggie Roby!

  20. mcmi11ions says:
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    Someone has already asked me if I’m going to look at drafting Schwarber next year and I said “I Don’t THINK SO!!!” then I ran off pulling my weel wed wagon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you told them!

  21. FrankGrimes says:
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    Couldn’t lyles get two more outs smh

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Couldn’t Hendricks get 1 more out!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, so ridiculous

  22. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Grey! i know Dakota Hudson been amazing, but in a weekly H2H league, are you starting him tomorrow @ Col ?

    Also, spot start – Alex Young or Hudson Thanks man

    • Johnny Be Good says:
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      meant to say, for a streaming this week, starting Plutko @ LAA or Alex Young @ NYM ?

  23. Old School Brother says:
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    Thoughts on streaming Eovaldi vs Toronto? Streamonator doesn’t like it

    • Old School Brother says:
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      Went with Mitch Keller @SF… fingers crossed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Eovaldi anywhere

  24. Mrs. Roger. Dorn says:
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    How do you rank these upcoming starts? 12-team roto, QS/W league

    Bauer (@ SEA), Matz (vs. ARI), Odorizzi (@ CLE)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Odorizzi

  25. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    In my main money league:
    I’ve now lost Stanton, Gallo, Dahl, Muncy, Hiura, Baez, Trout(for 3 days)… thats 7/9 of a starting lineup!!! what in the actual F***. And somehow i’m still alive in the semis.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      btw BryRey now has 35 doubles in 122 games now, i think he can hit.

      • galica says:
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        Coolwhip!

        And the white boy plays really well in the field, so he’ll be playing 162 games next year 100%!

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, hope there’s pickups unlike where I have Dahl, Stanton and Baez in my NFBC league where there’s no pickups

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        grabbed wong, dejong, and pollock for the last few for this week… hope the matchups workout as one would expect! thats all i can do at this point, play matchups. lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, loaded up on Cards in Coors too

  26. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    I’m currently in 2nd place, needing to improve in ERA/WHIP in order to win.
    this is where I am at..

    ERA. (10 points),3.95 ERA.
    those ahead of me are.. (11) 3.84 ERA. (12) 3.81 ERA. (13) 3.81 ERA. (14) 3.76 ERA.

    WHIP. (7 points) 1.24 WHIP.
    those ahead of me are.. (8) 1.24 WHIP, (9) 1.22 WHIP, (10) 1.22 WHIP, (11) 1.20 WHIP.

    at this point in the season could I count on Walker Buehler, Mike Clevinger, Chris Paddack, Sean Manaea to get me from 3.95 ERA to better than 3.81 and 1.24 WHIP to better than 1.22? ..or do I need to take a chance on other SP?

    if there are not enough starts left to improve with these pitchers then I will have to use other starters based on matchups, but if these pitchers are enough then other SP could be a risk not worth taking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You likely need more starters

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        that is what I was afraid of.

        these matchups for ERA/WHIP, wins don’t matter, yes or no..

        Sandy Alcantara at San Fransisco.
        Pablo Lopez home to Milwaukee.
        Adam Plutko at LA Angels.
        Tyler Mahle at Seattle.
        Homer Bailey home to Kansas City.
        Joe Musgrove at San Fransisco.
        Joe Musgrove home to Seattle.
        Kolby Allard home to Tampa Bay.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sandy Alcantara at San Fransisco. — yes
          Pablo Lopez home to Milwaukee. – yes
          Adam Plutko at LA Angels. – yes
          Tyler Mahle at Seattle. – yes
          Homer Bailey home to Kansas City. – yes
          Joe Musgrove at San Fransisco. – yes
          Joe Musgrove home to Seattle.
          Kolby Allard home to Tampa Bay.

  27. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Excellent report!

    a. Guess what? I had a busy day and the whole way through up to about 1 minute ago, I think to myself that I’ve missed something and can’t think of it for the life of me. Ever have that happen? Oh, well. I’m here now and that’s all that matters. ‘Member the last time I didn’t show up but curiously showed up on someone else’s write-up and then you questioned me why I showed up there and not on yours? Yes, fun times!

    b. So, dropped Kennedy to sign up Solak. I figure 3 weeks to go, Kennedy is good for maybe 4 saves max. His ERA is at its career low=3.45!!! But just one blow up and it’s a one-way ticket to Palookaville. Hopefully Solak will kick ass, looks like he’s taken over at the keystone and Santana is one of…

    1. Taking reps at 3B
    2. Not getting reps at 1B after the return of Guzman
    3. DH is also full
    4. He’s not very good last 30 days.
    5. He’s next to go if I activate Muncy later this week if he indeed comes back.

    c. Really glad to see my brother OSB so frequently of late! We’ll always have Neftali Feliz to talk about when we grow old, OSB!

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for September 10

    The Time of Their Lives, 1946. It’s about two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War who return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence.

    John Shelton (Sheldon Gage): What’s the matter, Tom?

    Abbott (Cuthbert Greenway): Bottles flying through the air, glasses filling themselves up, and somebody tooted into my stethoscope!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. You forgot about us?!

      B.Makes sense, Solak’s looked decent

      C. Haha

      D. Nice!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        Didn’t forget. Like a mini brain freeze! I was super busy with a million other things, new school year, helped out our son with his first shave of the ‘stache, make lunch for him (salmon steak with potato salad), apply for a job, dload porn (don’t tell my wife).

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, cruising along in your comment…Salmon, potato salad, job, porn — haha

          • galica says:
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            Grey!!!

            Actually, it was more like

            1. porn dload just after dawn. Only dload prepping for when I’ll need it, like a squirrel collecting nuts to survive the winter.
            2. I saw the clock was past midnight Hawaii time (hence you posted),
            3. but then I also had a problem with the MS Office product I bought. Turns out the licence expired so now I use Word online which is just fine for my purposes. This revelation came a bit later in the day.
            4. More porn dload. Again, only dloading, not using until the time comes.
            5. Made lunch for our son.
            6. See our son off
            7. Have lunch with my wife while we watch Grantchester s01e05 and s01e06. We love Grantchester.
            8. Then came the job thing.
            9. Then I went to rosterbate and then it hit me.
            10. Really sorry, man.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              1. Haha

              4. HA

              9. Hope not related to 1 & 4

              • galica says:
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                Grey!!

                How dare you sully the name of rosterbate!! J/k, 9 is not at all related to 1 and 4 above. I am in control, have to be otherwise I’d be too obvious taking 1 hour tours in the can with my lap top to do what exactly?

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, don’t use 1 & 4 in public places like a library — we must protect Ante at all costs!

  28. Gigorilla says:
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    Yu so Wang Chung Darvish.
    Or as B. Joel sang –don’t go Chaning…….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I won’t go Chang’ing your heart

      • Gigorilla says:
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        Back on the Chang Gang…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s just the way it is, some things never Chang

          • Gigorilla says:
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            from your boy B. Mars — Chungky……

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tupac’s Changs

              • galica says:
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                Grey!!

                All I see is raycest faces!

                Cheers,
                Ante

  29. Dude at Dudes says:
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    Start Anibal today? Would you start him against ATL for his second start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible starts

  30. Smitty says:
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    Well so much for getting Yordy in the 3rd! Good call though, better get him early

  31. crenshaw07 says:
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    solak or profar?

  32. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Yeah, it’s weird, Aaron Nola gave up 4 earned runs, but went 2-3 with 2 homers at the dish + kept accidentally putting on a catcher’s mask on the field…

  33. Garbage Day says:
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    Awesome as always, Sir Grey. I know Trout is no wuss, but I could see Sciosciapath putting him in some kind of shutdown limbo over the last few weeks. And truth be told, would I want a guy I’m paying five gazillion a year out there playing for nothing?

    So what I’m fishin for is: what do we Trout owners do?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I benched Trout for now, but what can you do? You’re not dropping Trout

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      From what i learned, they just wanted to relieve pressure so he felt better rest of the way. And at least at the moment, a little bird told me, they want to give him a chance to get to the magical 50 HR and beat the franchise single season record (Troy Glaus 47) since there’s nothing else to play for this year.

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        if they were in wild card chase, he’d probably play through it.

        • Garbage Day says:
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          Thanks for the advice and insight dudes. And yeah, I’m sure he’d play with a nearly severed leg if they were in the chase.

  34. ctrengove says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Do you like Sean Manaea on the road in Texas this Saturday? I’m thinking he’s in Must-Start realm, no?

    • ctrengove says:
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      Hey Grey! Just circling back to see if you’re starting Manaea at TEX this Saturday?

      Appreciate your time!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, I’d start him

        • ctrengove says:
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          Cool, that was my plan, too. Watched his game against DET. I know the Tigers’ offense is putrid, but Manaea looked so damn good.

          Thanks!

  35. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, tough question but about where do you think you’ll have Carrasco ranked as an SP next year? And do you think you’ll be in or out on him in general next year? I have him in a keeper league, but I could use the roster spot for well September baseball and trying to decide if I am okay dropping him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We talk about him on today’s pod that’s coming later… I think I’m in, prolly around 90 overall

      • Laguna BobbyI says:
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        i dig it, thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  36. ctrengove says:
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    Grey! 2nd question…

    Because playoff managers are dropping SPs left and right to play match-ups, all of the below are currently available, and they’re all high Streamornator calls.

    Which 3 do you like the most for points league that favors Wins and Quality Starts?

    Chris Paddack – Wed vs Cubs
    Cole Hamels – Wed at SD
    Matt Boyd – Wed vs NYY
    Jon Lester – Fri vs PIT
    Andrew Heaney – Fri vs TB
    Masahiro Tanaka – Fri at TOR
    Zac Gallen – Sun vs CIN
    Lance Lynn – Sun vs OAK
    Trevor Bauer – Sun at ARZ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack, Gallen, Tanaka — a bunch are good tho

      • ctrengove says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  37. Gotime says:
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    Stashing Alvarez 2 weeks before his call up has gotten me to the playoffs. Rebuilding a keeper team I inherited this year; I bought and kept Mondesi $20 (3yrs) Soto $30 (5yr Max) Rendon $12 (4yrs) – how much would you aim for out of $190 to get Alvarez, Yelich, Freeman next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m confused, don’t you have Alvarez?

      • Gotime says:
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        No when picked up off waivers they can’t be kept, thrown back into the draft next year for auction / keeper contract

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, well, that much $ sounds like plenty to get them back

          • Gotime says:
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            Here’s hoping for a 3 OF squad of Yelich, Soto and Alvarez let’s goooo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That would be sweet!

  38. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited to 3 moves per week

    Missed the boat on grabbing any additional 2-start pitchers for this week. I’ve got 3 moves but would only like to make 2 if possible. Is upgrading Giles (my 4th RP) to Workman/Kennedy or other worth it ? I know NYY have a loaded roster but you must think that if Urshela is homering they’ll continue to play him ? I currently have Dozier in my Util as his numbers have been pretty good over three past 14 days (good average)

    Waiver wire

    HIT – As. Cabrera, C. Dickerson, J. Reddick, T. D’Arnaud, L. Arraez, J. Alfaro, T. Frazier, H. Alberto, B. Gardner, M. Beaty, T. Flowers, G. Cooper, B. Nimmo, R. Cano, A. Garcia, M. Yastrzemski, M. Cabrera, C. Hernandez,

    PIT- C. Smith (MIL), R. Hill (@BAL), M. Fiers(@TEX), A. Wainwright (MIL), C. Bassit (@TEX), R. Stripling (@BAL), L. Webb (PIT)

    RP – B. Workman, I. Kennedy, S. Lugo, H. Robles, J. Leclerc

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

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – F. Vazquez (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    BN – Z. Gallen
    BN – D. Lamet
    BN – A. Heaney
    BN – I. Nova
    DL – C. Kluber (60-DL)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Workman over Kennedy sounds fine, the rest of these moves don’t seem necessary

      • MarvPesos

        marv says:
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        Workman over Giles you mean ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works for me, but it might be shuffling deck chairs of Titanic

  39. Drew says:
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    Add or hold Hoerner in the following situations:

    I’m in the semis of H2H, 16-team OPS keeper league playoffs. With JRam and Tatis out, I’ve got Mondesi, Newman, and Wong in my 2B and SS. Do I drop Wong or Newman for Hoerner?

    Alternatively, I could drop Rowan Wick for Hoerner. I’ve got Vazquez, Edwin Diaz, Hendricks, and Pagan holding down my NSVH category.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wick for Hoerner sounds fine

  40. DLev45 says:
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    5×5 H2H

    Pick 3 today:

    Conforto v. ARI (RHP Gallen, 3-4, 2.5 ERA)

    Olson @ HOU (LHP Miley, 13-4, 3.35 ERA)

    Benintendi @ TOR (RHP T.J. Zeuch,0-0, 4.5 ERA)

    Tucker v. OAK (RHP Roark, 9-8, 386 ERA)

    Hoskins v. ATL (LHP Fried, 16-4, 3.86 ERA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto v. ARI (RHP Gallen, 3-4, 2.5 ERA)

      Olson @ HOU (LHP Miley, 13-4, 3.35 ERA)

      Benintendi @ TOR (RHP T.J. Zeuch,0-0, 4.5 ERA)

  41. crenshaw07 says:
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    I’m living in stream city for the last 2 weeks of my finals. Do you start Junis today @ CHW. Son says 14.4. I’m feeling uneasy about pulling the trigger.

  42. billiajak says:
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    Cheese curds, not mozzarella, Tabernac!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A tired Poutine — disco fries, all day!

  43. Harley Earl says:
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    How come Jordan Lyles can go 7 innings and master the Astros in Miller Park when I bench him out of fear, but the next week when I start him, he can’t go more than 4 1/3 against the Marlins in the greatest pitcher’s park in the world?

    I need answers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good question for Craig Counsell

  44. stevie says:
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    Which of these hitters are you most excited about for the next few weeks? Need to replace Baez, but positions do not matter.
    Eloy
    Schoop
    Starlin
    Kyle Tucker
    Kipnis
    Solak
    France
    Hoerner
    If you don’t mind, maybe you could list a couple. Much thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro, Eloy, Kipnis

  45. Twins Peaker says:
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    Looking at 2018 values, do you like any of these as 2020 bounce back candidates?

    Scooter Gennett
    Jake Bauers
    Jed Lowrie
    Jose Peraza
    Travis Shaw
    Cesar Hernandez
    Profar
    Hosmer
    C. Dickerson
    Inciarte
    Candelario

    Pts league where power trumps speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could see a few of these guys bouncing back

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        If you had to pick any three, who would you pick? I’d go with Scooter, Bauers and Inciarte personally.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, Profar, Shaw

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Glad to see we’re on the same page. Hahaha

        I do think Hosmer is having a quietly productive year. If he improves next year, he’s a sneaky pts league 1B.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think Hosmer is already good this year

  46. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m curious what you think about Seth Brown for 2020? Worth a looksie? Or just a PCL juiced-ball stat machine that won’t translate to the Majors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like a strong side of a platoon guy which limits his value

      • Harley Earl says:
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        I didn’t realize he would be stuck in a platoon situation. Pass.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He sits vs. lefties

  47. JP says:
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    Need a stream for today?

    Hernandez, Chase Anderson, Eovaldi, or Junis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who they’re facing

      • JP says:
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        Hernandez faces the Brewers
        Anderson – Miami
        Eovaldi – Toronto
        Junis – CWS

  48. erad says:
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    Semi finals this week

    Going back to the well with Bauer @ Seattle tonight

    Keep me in your prayers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, me too, pray for us!

  49. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I have three borderline starters and Lopez is an availble FA. How should I proceed?
    – Hamels. @SD; Cin. Then StL and @StL
    – Nova. @Sea; @Det; and Det.
    – Sorotka. Was (sit); Phil; and @ KC.
    – Lopez. KC; @Minn; @Det.

    I don’t really think the last start should be factored (too many likely changes).
    – Hamels, Nova The weakest guys but easiest upcoming starts.
    – Lopez. Two easy starts but most likely to go 1-inn and 6 runs.
    – Sorotka. Toughest matches (caveat. I cannot figure out Phil). Success to date.

    I’m leaning towards picking up Lopez (and dropping Sorotka).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez has 2 east starts without the last start factored in?

      • normgi says:
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        But you forget that one of the inputs is Noca (who cost me a championship two years ago). Start-wise it’s easy. But I am dependent on Lopez; Hamels; and Nova (ouch, ouch, outch). I already made the move, but it is rsky on a league that I should be odds-on.

        Despite logic, Sorotka has been a great asset to date.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Soroka’s been great, yeah, hard to remove him

  50. Dong Show says:
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    Thanks for the great content all year Grey! I lost last week in the first rd of the playoffs because of one strike out from Alonso. It was a major upset, but Ive done well to position myself for the future thanks to you and everyone else on this site.

    So this is a dynasty league and a guy is making a run for my Acuna in the offseason. He’s offering Yordan and Cole for Acuna and Thor. I think its fair, but I’m hesitant. I am always bat over arm and Acuna steals, so I put a lot of stock into that as well, so for me Acuna > Yordan . Over a week those Acuna steals just tip the edge for me despite Yordan having more raw power and better plate discipline.

    Cole is obviously greater than Thor, but to me arms are just a crap shoot. Thor has the talent (like Cole did) but one guy has figured it out (new team helps) so for me I can live with Thor and just hope he gets his act together.

    Plus my OF next year will look like some combo of Acuna, Robert, Blackom, Tucker, Puig, Soler which has me excited to have Acuna/Robert lineup

    He’s really pressing me to make this deal, but something about giving up Acuna just makes me uncomfortable. Which side would you prefer here?

    Thanks again Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sorry to hear you lost in on a K, stupid Alonso!

      Hold Acuna

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Definitely hold onto Acuna! He’s a generational talent. You’re right to give him the edge because of his steals. That’s exactly what sets him apart from everyone else. Hold Hold Hold!!!!

  51. Magnum says:
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    Who has more value ROS in a holds & saves league: Giles or Wick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, I’d guess Giles

  52. egon says:
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    Drop JD Davis for which one? Can’t trust him this week with his now platoon role

    Avisail
    Urshela
    Eloy
    Kipnis

    • egon says:
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      Also would you drop Kris Bryant? Can’t trust him either with his injury and current slump. I also have Trout and Bellinger, so I’m not missing out, but I’d rather not have to hold an injured Bryant and Trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at matchups, maybe Avisail

  53. larry says:
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    Looks like JD Davis is on the bench again. Is it time to move on if so who is the pickup

    Eaton
    Kipnis
    A. Cabrera
    A. Garcia

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Eaton

  54. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Playoffs baby!

    SON loves Framber tomorrow (as it always does) but it feels like he’s been terrible every time I’ve started him.

    We can’t trust him, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s in bullpen…SON just fills in anyone before a team announces a starter

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Ah, gotcha.

        Got everything crossed for the Bauer start tonight…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Same here, it’ll be awful

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            It’s certainly no thanks to him or Marquez that I’m in the playoffs!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I hear ya — I almost benched Bauer in a deep league, but the SEA is too enticing

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                I’m also kinda nervous about sending Gallen out there against Pete Alonso…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, same, lots of nervousness

  55. Curious George says:
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    Two questions for you:
    1) who i should start at 2b the rest of this week?
    2) who i should start at 2b the following two weeks?

    Thoughts on Gavin lux as he gains 2b elig soon? Thoughts on hiura maybe being back in time for the final 2 weeks (sept 16-29)?

    Current 2b is berti. Hiura on my IL. Other options include: Edman, Wong, odor, profar, Frazier, alberto, Moran, and Flores.
    (Obviously like the cards in Coors)

    Taking 1st means I get 3 keepers instead of two! Looking for a razzball fueled repeat! Thanks for all the help this season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hiura is done for the year — you should have Edman while in Coors, can try Profar otherwise

      2. Look at matchups — Lux isn’t playing enough — prolly Hanser

      • Curious George says:
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        Dang – I heard hiura was doing some light running and he took BP yesterday. Thought there was a chance he might make it back soon.

        Do you like wil Myers over jd Davis? Myers has Coors then Milwaukee and has been hot. You think Myers gets more ABs than jd this week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe on Hiura, last I heard he wasn’t coming back this year… These things change, maybe you’re right

          I like Myers over Davis

  56. Yaz Mantle says:
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    2 questions:
    1) for next week, semifinals of a 6×6 h2h league,can u rank best bets for W’s?

    martin perez @CWS 3.5/SON
    pablo lopez @ arizona -2.2 SON
    dylan bundy v. toronto 16.7 SON
    Homer bailey v. KC 12.6 SON

    2)for Holds Is it better to own Tommy Kahnle (I have Ottavino) or the Cardinals Gallegos for next week? yankees have LAA at home and the cardshave Milw. at home. THX!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Homer, Perez, Bundy

      2. Gallegos

  57. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I would love to know what Acuna was thinking after he looked at the ball sitting on the warning track, pointed to the sky, and let Kingery circle the bases.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, don’t pick on Acuna!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Both he and Albies made some bonehead decisions that likely cost the Braves the game.

  58. Stephen Lyon says:
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    What’s worse? Losing a QS with one out left in the 6th? Or with one out gone in the first? Asking for a friend #junis #shittacos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know

  59. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up!!
    In a standard 5×5 redraft league, in the playoffs…

    1- ROS – can you rank the top 3-4 guys here?
    Garrett Cooper, Asdrubal, Odor, Robinson Cano, Nick Solak, Gavin Lux

    2- do you like any of the above guys over Pillar, Willie Calhoun, or JUpton? Do you make multiple moves?

    3- Which two pitchers do you like the most? I added their starts.. please take into consideration if you like multiple starts when choosing as I’d just hold them between waiver periods.
    Pitchers available:
    -Gio Gonzalez @MIA – 9/12
    -Dereck Rodriguez v MIA – 9/13
    -Asher Wojciechowski @DET 9/14, vTOR 9/19, @TOR 9/24
    -Tony Gonsolin @NYM 9/14
    -Justus Sheffield – v CHW 9/15, @BAL 9/21

    Thank you!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Solak, Cooper, Cano, Lux

      2. Lose Pillar, Willie

      3. These are not good after Gio…I guess Dereck too

      • Sandman says:
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        You’d lose Pillar and Willie for any of solak cooper cano and lux?

        Thanks !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If for just Lux in Baltimore, I’d go him 1st, otherwise I ranked them

          • Sandman says:
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            Thanks Grey!

  60. Crazy J says:
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    It’s Bizzaro World when the Dodger game is in the books, and everyone else is still playing!

    but what I really wanted to whisper here is … “meadows”

  61. The Great Knoche says:
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    Yelich done for season

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      BRUTAL!!!

  62. Justin Ralph says:
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    Grey I’m in the playoffs and losing 6-3. He has the tie breaker and is off to a good start with hitting. Its a keeper league that allows five keepers. The biggest pain for me right now is that I have Baez (won’t go on the DL), Glasnow (who is off the DL and taking up a spot) and Ryu who is being skipped this week.

    My known keepers are Scherzer, DeGrom and Turner. I can keep two more and one is likely Baez although he is killing me this week. Where do you see ranking Glasnow and Ryu next year? I had to not have both of them heading in to the offseason but damn baseball playoffs are always tough. I need your help!

  63. William Hung says:
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    I hope in your blurb tomorrow you mention what a bum Quintana is – singlehandedly gonna sink my matchup

  64. Justin Ralph says:
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    Please rank ROS. Joc Pederson, Schwarber, Hunter Dozier, Kyle Tucker, Gio Urshela, Ohtani.

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