Trevor Rosenthal and Mitch Moreland were traded to the Padres. Here’s what the Padres are saying to the major leagues: We are your father. Going the other way was Edward Olivares, and some prospects. The hug at the airport when Franchy Cordero sees Edward Olivares will be priceless. “What kind of things are there to do in Kansas City?” “Do you like jazz?” “I thought people just said they like jazz, but no one actually likes jazz.” “True.” Then after a brief pause, “Do the Royals let you play?” “Nah, they have Alex Gordon.” As for Rosenthal, he goes to a place with no set closer, and they will win some games. Rosenthal could be a top 10 closer the rest of the way, or he blows up his 1st game, and Drew Pomeranz is the closer again, or Emilio Pagan. For now, I’d put Rosenthal, Pomeranz then Pagan, as the pecking order. In KC, I’d look at Greg Holland, Scott Barlow or Josh Staumont, that order, but with limited chances. Oh, and Jesse Hahn, who got the save on Saturday, is there and he had an affair with Reverend Jim Bakker. Finally, Mitch Moreland, well, nothing really changes for him, or the main Padres hitters. The DH gave the Padres more room to play with, and they got Moreland. He can hit it out of any stadium, and he enters a better lineup. Did I just say the Padres’ lineup is better than a Red Sox lineup? Yup, welcome to 2020 and back from your coma! Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jason Castro – Also, traded to the Padres. Headed back to the Angels from the Padres will be Fernando Tatis Jr. The abbreviation makes things confusing, but it’s Fernando Tatis Jerrold, a journeyman outfielder who hasn’t hit higher than .200 in High-A.

Austin Nola – Also, traded to the Padres. You know what would be crazy? If the trading deadline was on 8/31 and only the Padres knew about it. Nola joins Castro and that New Orleans is a Commie city and this proves it! My guess is Nola works all over the diamond — DH, catcher, 1B, 3B, OF, can he Zoom his brother him to teach him how to pitch? It’s a solid NL-Only get, but in mixed leagues there’s not much value change.

Antonio Senzatela – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.32. After MLB installed humidors in a half dozen parks without telling anyone, I’m waiting to offhandedly hear they put a chamber that simulates the gravity on Jupiter with its heavy pull in Coors.

Mychal Givens – Traded to the Rockies. Bud Black will start Givens at 2nd base in front of Hampson. So, you’d think Givens would be the new Rockies’ closer, but have I mentioned Bud Black is a dope in the last twelve words? Because he is.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.43. Sonavabench! The start in Coors is when you decide to get your shizz together? Aw cmon!

Trent Grisham – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .252. People were actually arguing in December of last year that the Padres would miss Luis Urias. Sending you a virtual L.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .206. Also, in this game, Eric Hosmer (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 7th homer; Jake Cronenworth (3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .361) hit his 4th homer and the Padres are the greatest team since the 1894 Hoboken LongPanties.

J.D. Martinez – Left yesterday’s game with a wrist injury. He hurt himself miming how he would sign away his no-trade clause.

Bobby Dalbec – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he was recalled by the Red Sox to replace Moreland. He looks like he could be Luke Voit for the next 30 days, then hit .210 next year when everyone’s crazy about him. Huge power, could barely hit .250 in Triple-A. I picked him up in one mixed league, and would grab him elsewhere.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .302. XBogs started the video game-like scoring for the Sawx.

Rafael Devers – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .240. Well, you got at least one good game from him. I kid, but in a 60-game season, all you kinda need is one big game.

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-6, 1 run as he was activated from the IL on Saturday. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Sorry about singing Covid-eo Killed The Guy In HR to the tune of Video Killed The Radio Star. He seemed like a nice guy.”

Deivi Garcia – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, as he was recalled. To quote a Yelp review of the Yankees, “The Yankees are the best fahkin’ A!” Well, said, Sal G. of Staten Island. Deivi was optioned right back down after the game. “Fahkin’ A! The bad fahkin A this time.” For keepers, check Prospect Itch’s top 150 starters for 2021 dynasty.

J.A. Happ – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at…Guess. He’s been awful for years, right? So, guess what his ERA is this year. Nope, it’s 4.05. I thought it was at least over 5.50. That is surprising to me. A Happ accident, if you started him.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. He’s the 3rd best bat in the Yanks’ lineup, so Hicks will now get hurt–*finger to earbud* Yep, Jordy Mercer is now the Yankees’ 3rd best hitter.

Edwin Diaz – 1 IP, 1 ER, and an epic blown save, his 4th. More shocking than Edwin blowing this game is that it’s been two years now, across two different managers, and Diaz still gets opportunities.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-7, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. On our Player Rater, Cano is a lot higher than you think. How do I know? I’m reading your mind!

J.D. Davis – Left yesterday’s game with what appeared to be an IL-type injury. Just Doh!

Josh Bell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .218. Four homers at the end of August? What a bum! Wait, we’re only halfway through the season. On third thought, that still sucks.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .120. How about the Pirates bringing up Will Craig and then not playing him? An echoing chef’s kiss from the purple mountain majesties to the Antifa soldiers.

Jack Flaherty – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.93. Some day you’re gonna explain how Flaherty had an under-2.00 ERA across five months of baseball without missing any starts to injury and didn’t finish top three in the Cy either year.

Adam Wainwright – 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.65. The pandemic has made him stronger. Someone test Wainwright’s blood for vaccine antibodies.

Carlos Carrasco – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3,75. Exhibit A why I said not to worry about his last bad start. There are no more exhibits.

Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.10 vs. Josh Tomlin – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.37. This matchup was billed as Eflin/Tomlin or ‘What Bea Arthur would say.’ Streamonator doesn’t love Eflin’s next start, and I see no reason to risk it.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .250, and 2nd homer in the last two games and third homer in the four games, and fifth homer in the last week, and I believe in Rhysus!

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Also, in this game, Didi Gregorius (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 5th homer; Roman Quinn (3-for-4, 2 runs) hit his 2nd, and you can’t tell me Rob Manfraud isn’t juicing the balls for Sunday Night Baseball. You cannot tell me this.

Tommy Milone – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.68, as he was traded from the O’s to the Braves. This is a great trade for the Braves. Now they have one guy to lose every 5th start, so their other pitchers can win. That’s how the law of averages works, right?

Austin Riley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. *guitar sting* Babip O’Riley!

Gavin Lux – 2-for-4, as he was recalled from the alternate training site, but it’s unclear how much he’ll play. Go Dodger Blue (balls)!

Will Smith – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 4th homer. Call him The Fresh Prince of the Ball-in-the-Air.

Tony Gonsolin – 3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 0.51. Hmm, okay, bit of a hand-under-the-armpit-fart sound, but I’d hold. Should be able to go deeper next time out.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (3), hitting .225. Crazy how much a poor couple weeks will drag down a player’s entire season this year. Bellinger might not look great at the end of the year, but if the season was another 100 games, three random poor weeks at the beginning of the season would’ve been so forgotten by September.

Justin Dunn – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.33 vs. Griffin Canning – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.04. The Mariners/Angels matchup featured hitters like Anthony Rendon, Mike Trout, Kyle Lewis and…uh…that other guy what’s his name, Marmalady? Just then, Albert Pujols shuts off his Life Alert so we can hear, “Don’t forget me,” then after a beat, “Did I say that loud enough? I can’t hear so well anymore.”

Kyle Lewis – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .339. Kyle Lewis in the top 20 next year or no? C’mon, let’s be crazy! Can’t be worse than Adalberto Mondesi (or Pete Alonso, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Matt Olson, maybe I don’t go on.)

Sandy Alcantara – 4 IP, 5 ER, as he was activated from the IL. Looked rusty, which is a natural effect of being Sandy, that and little pebbles in my butt crack. For Alcantara, I wouldn’t trust him until we saw a good start.

Lewis Brinson – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. He’s looked better, turning on balls like I haven’t seen from him previously. Worth cyclops’ing.

Garrett Cooper – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .300 from the three-hole and he’s played less than a week, so bit early to get crazy excited, but I have a crush on Cooper; he’s super duper!

Yoshitomi Tsutsugo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .188. Also, in this game, Willy Adames (2-for-5, 4 RBIs) hit his 4th homer; Kevin Kiermaier (1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 1st; Joey Wendle (1-for-6) hit his 2nd, and Hunter Renfroe (1-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI) stole his 2nd base. Cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria!

Ryan Yarbrough – Hit the IL with groin tightness. Let out your inseam, and let’s go!

Mike Zunino – Hit the IL with an oblique injury. Injuries to my random 2nd catcher are so annoying. You don’t pay me enough to pay attention.

Jose Martinez – Traded from the Rays to the Cubs. Figures that the Ricketts would get a lefty masher.

Tyler Chatwood – Left yesterday’s start with elbow discomfort. How well can Jose Martinez pitch? I’d expect Jose Quintana to be moved back into the rotation. So, again I ask you, how well can Jose Martinez pitch?

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.47. They should judge this year’s Cy Youngs from post-All-Star Break last year through this year and Darvish and Flaherty should be co-NL Cy Youngs.

Jeremy Jeffress – 1 IP, 0 ER as he closed out the 1st game on Saturday, and Kimbrel gave away the 2nd, and Kimbrel’s droppable in almost all leagues. Dude’s toast, and not even good toast like Melba or rye.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. In related news, that’s nine times Joe Buck has screamed at his mother to give him some privacy.

Ian Happ – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .294. Maybe I’m underestimating fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!), but I have a feeling Happ is going to be underrated again next year.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-3, and his 4th and 5th homer, and three homers in the last four games. From Heyward jablowme to Heyward checkmeout. Looks like a hot schmotato.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.93. During the half innings Lynn wasn’t on the mound, he sat at a folding table with his agent, waiting to be saved from the Rangers.

Luke Weaver – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 8.23. I’m gonna give you my breakdown of this start after streaming him:  It sucked.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer. Diamondbacks’ Edu-Escobar doing distance learning with a Coke and a smile.

Taylor Clarke – 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.22. Ugh, was so close to streaming him, but I kept worrying I was picking up the guy from Yes, Dear. Bit overdue for a breakdown, so here goes. Clarke works with a 95 MPH fastball, and three other pitches with his 89 MPH changeup doing the best work (.056 BAA). Far from a highly touted arm, but more than serviceable in most matchups.

Johnny Cueto – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.75. Missing a win by one third of an inning is so dumb. Scorekeepers can award a win to anyone, so why don’t they? It makes no sense. Take that responsibility from them and give it to me; I’ll give wins out to the right people!

Dane Dunning – 5 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, one walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.89. Fun fact! Dane Dunning is someone who was named after the Law & Order theme song. Streamonator loved this start by Dunning, but isn’t crazy about his next.

Luis Robert – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .291. After much deliberation, I think it’s best if they just waive the Hall of Fame five-year period for Luis Robert.

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (7). To Whit, he’s out there acting like he owns himself in fantasy.

Jordan Romano – Hit the IL with numbness in his middle finger. Truck drivers are also numb to the middle finger. Anthony Bass is likely the closer until Ken Giles returns. Color me uninterested.

Hunter Harvey – 2/3 IP, 1 ER. Orioles said he’ll be eased into the Orioles’ closer role. That would pop-pop, fizz-fizz a Cole Sulser’s fantasy value, if he wasn’t doing it himself (2/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save).

Ryan Mountcastle – 3-for-4, 3 RBIS and his 1st and 2nd homer, hitting .393. The Orioles held him down for about 14 months too long to start Chris Davis. Teams are so corrupt/bad/adjective.

Keegan Akin – Will be called up to start Monday. Speaking of being held down, Akin was drafted in the 2nd round of 2016, and supposed to be up in 2019. He used to have a plus-fastball, but he’s lost a few miles off it recently, because ‘want not waste all.’ Akin’s akin (stutterer!) to a 5th starter with no control.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.27. Not a bad first start for the playoffs-chasing Jays, though every team but the Red Sox get into the playoffs this year.

Michael Pineda – Will make his season debut on Tuesday. If he were five Quality Starts into this season, I wouldn’t trust him. Coming off a PEDs suspension of 12 months? If you start him, you have pants grapes larger than I.

Randy Dobnak – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.12. The Regression Fairies do Zoom calls with five guys they call ‘my girlfriends,’ and they will destroy your ratios.

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 7.27. One of the weirder phenomenons for me is when a pitcher is legitimately not good in four of five categories, and people clamor for him. Boyd is merely the latest in a long line of guys who have come before him.

Tarik Skubal – 5 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks in only 70 pitches. Way to make Boyd’s start look less impressive, Skubal.

Gregory Soto – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.12, and now with two post-Jimenez saves. I’m willing to declare Soto is the lone closer in the Tigers’ pen, which is how fantasy baseball ‘perts say utter nonsense. Like they have a say in something. I’m willing to declare you’re guessing with the rest of us. Any hoo! Soto appears to have the Tigers’ closer job.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .303. He was the lede in my Buy/Sell on Friday, because I’m from the future. Seriously, imagine someone coming from the future back to 2020. Haha, what are you, the dumbest time traveler ever? Was going to Hiroshima in 1945 not possible?

Jeimer Candelario – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Hot schmotato alert! By the by, I own Jeimer in a Best Ball league, and I’m convinced whoever is in 1st after the first game of the season in a Best Ball league, stays there the rest of the way. Do teams ever move in the standings in Best Ball? I’m going to be researching this.

Luis Garcia – Called up by the Astros. You put Luis Garcia into the Fangraphs search bar and it’s like, “Nah, man, I need a middle initial or something.” Garcia hasn’t pitched above High-A, and looks like he might struggle to hit the broadside of a barn. So, Daniel Vogelbach can safely face him.

Lance McCullers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.06. In home starts, McCullers is Old McCullers had an ace, ei-ei-o. In away starts, he’s ei-ei-no.

Frankie Montas – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.06. Bummer for me to see Montas completely broken, but don’t get me wrong, he is broken. I’d rather own Frankie Muniz on my fantasy team.

Tommy La Stella – Traded to the A’s just in time for the A’s to get shut down with a case of Covid. Oh em gee, Tommy La Stella is a super-spreader! My guess is the A’s, like the Reds, Mets and other teams before them, will miss at least a series, depends on how many positives now come back. Any hoo! Tommy La Stella went from LA to A’s so it’s Tommy A’s Stella or Tommy Launch Angle StellA’s. You make the call! I am merely a vessel of nonsense. Tommy Launch went from a terrible park to a terrible park, but his lineup got better. A boost in value? P to the erhaps, but barely, said Smokey the Bear while hanging out in the buff.

 
  1. ryan says:
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    In my 14 team h2h dynasty league I was offered degrom and a 1st round pick in next years rookie/fa draft for julio rodriguez sixto sanchez and my 1st round pick. The team i am dealing with looks like to finish in the bottom 3 of the standings. So this pick appears be a top 3 pick in the draft. Actually our rookie/fa draft would be for players that were drafted this year. So guys like spencer torkelson and others from that draft class. Also I have an outside shot of winning it all this year, but the odds are against me lol.

    Is this a trade i should consider or stick with what i have?

    Team is below

    c omar narvaez

    1b luke voit

    2b max muncy

    3b rafael devers

    ss chris taylor

    lf juan soto

    cf ronald acuna

    rf austin meadows

    util mike yastrzemski

    bn yuli gurriel

    il bo bichette

    il ozzie albies

    na robert puason

    na jeter downs

    na erick pena

    na andrew vaughn

    na julio rodriguez

    sp patrick corbin

    sp max scherzer

    sp antonio senzatela

    rp brandon kintzler

    rp ryan pressly

    rp joakim soria

    p luis patino

    p caleb ferguson

    p blake taylor

    bn sixto sanchez

    bn jon gray

    bn elieser hernandez

    bn julio urias

    bn brandon woodruff

    bn brandon bielak

    bn nathan eovaldi

    bn deivi garcia

    il alex wood

    il scott oberg

    il carlos rodon

    na george kirby

    na edward cabrera

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I take degrom and go for it this year, not like he won’t be extremely valuable next year. They’re all equal cost to keep, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  2. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Tremendous report!!!

    a. ‘Member when on August 8 the Rockies were leading the league with an 11-3 record? Seems like eons ago and they now officially suck.

    b. Went to bed seeing the Mets were up 7-2 and thought, well nothing for Chappy again tonight. Great investment on the pick in the draft and patience for keeping him on my IL for so long. Then I saw the Yanks won and then I saw Green got the W and then I thought…great investment on the pick in the draft and patience for keeping him on my IL for so long.

    c. Noticed your Dalbec got 29 RBIs in 30 games in 2019 with Pawtucket. Mondesi has 2 (!!!!!!!) RBIs this season. Two (2) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Last night was really bad when somehow he got on base (0/4 and yet another strikeout) and of course was CS. The guy is worse than he was in 2017. This close to dropping him, what a bag of D is my man Adalberto Mondesi! Maybe his shoulder is still bothering him.

    d. On Gonsolin, didn’t start him. Phew! In SON I trust, and SON likes his next start and didn’t like this start. Gonsolin went to a 3-2 count about a million times and threw 62 pitches in the three innings. He did well to escape the 3rd inning after bases loaded and none out or 1 out, can’t recall. He did well and struck out 2 batters to close out the inning. Bodes well for the future in 2020. Not sure why or how TEX was so successful at getting to a 3-2 count against him, no idea.

    e. Signed up Dalbec in one league, dropping Ljay Newsome (don’t ask, don’t tell).

    f. I ran out onto my balcony on the OAK covid-19 outbreak and yelled out…’La Stella!!!’ Not sure if I’m going to drop him or not. Will let you all know.

    g. MLB quote of the day August 31, 2020.

    ‘I’ve discovered there is another life besides baseball. You have to be balanced to be a happy person.’

    Troy Edward Glaus. Still holds the Angels record for HR in a season (47). Won the 2002 WS MVP award.

    His 162-game average was….

    670 PA, 570 AB, 94 R, 145 H, 31 2B, 1 3B, 34 HR, 100 RBI, 90 BB, 145 K, .254/.358/.489 slash line, 119 OPS+, 279 TB.

    His best year was his 2000 breakout season.

    678 PA, 563 AB, 120 R, 160 H, 37 2B, 1 3B, 47 HR, 102 RBI, 112 BB, 163 K, .284/.404/.604 slash line, 150 OPS+, 340 TB.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      A. They’re going for it with the acquiring of Mychal Givens — or maybe that’s just giving away the bag

      B. Haha, I know

      C. 2! Haha, ouch

      D. Wasn’t bad start, just short

      E. Nice

      F. You mashing up Evita?

      G. That’s a random quote

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!

        a. This is random Angels’ quote week. It’s my tribute to Mike Trout who will NEVER win a WS ring while with the Anaheim Angels of LA. Next up, tomorrow…..Jim Edmonds!

        b. 2 RBIs! The guy is so bad. I know, he’s a leadoff hitter. But man…

        c. Start Giolito tonight? He’s at KC (he’s gonna K Mondesi 4X) versus Keller. SON says yes ($18.7).

        d. Ok to drop McKenzie for a good streamer? His next two starts (away at KC and at home versus KC) are not favorable for SON (-7.8$ versus Duffy @KC and -1.0$ at home versus KC and Singer.).

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Oh, I didn’t know

          B. He’s not even hitting leadoff!

          C. Of course

          D. Sure

  3. Simsbad says:
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    Wanted to thank you. You were the sole reason I started my 12-team league season with Ian Happ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  4. BigEasy says:
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    14 team dynasty

    Drop Manaea for Dunning or Deivi Garcia?

    • BigEasy says:
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      Boyd also available

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d keep Manaea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. Harley Earl says:
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    Not sure if you’re doing a BUY column today, but in case you are …

    Austin Riley is 11-for-35 over his last 10 games for a ,314 batting average with a .368 on-base pct, 3 HR, 9 RBIs and 6 runs scored. I dare suggest he’s adjusting, or at the very least heating up. BUY.

    Also, been away for a few days to tend to some personal things. I dedicate this post to my 12 year-old beautiful beagle Harley Earl, who passed away from cancer on Aug. 25. May that sweethearted boy rest in peace for eternity.

    • Cram It says:
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      Buys are on Friday afternoon, brah.

    • Mark says:
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      He’s hitting lazer beams right now. His batting average should be about 250 or slightly higher. I really want to see his k’s drop a bit more, but considering how he started, I will take a young, power hitter, who is improving across the bored.

    • JKJ

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      Sorry about your sweet pup :(

      I remember fawning over Riley with you in the offseason. Finally making us look smart!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry to hear about your dog

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Thank you fellas. Harley was the best pup I ever owned. He earned this space here today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Super sad stuff, hate to hear it

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      I’d buy

  6. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks Grey for the awesome work!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    With the Oakland A’s news. If they don’t play this next few games, do I play Mountcastle(bench) 7 games, 1 @ TOR , 2 x Vs NYM and 4x Vs NYY; or Miggy (waiver wire) 6 games, 2 @ MIL, 2x Vs MIN and 2 @ MIN?

    Should I drop Mondesi for Adames?

    D. Hudson or G Soto?

    Thanks again Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Miggy, Mondesi, Hudson for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mountcastle

      Mondesi

      Hudson

  7. LOLmets says:
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    Cano juicing again

    • Mark says:
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      Perfect year to do so

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good year for it

      • LOLmets says:
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        There he goes again… Takes one the other way deep into the gap and out of the park.

  8. LOLmets says:
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    If your going post all star break through this year Sonny Gray has to be right there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True

  9. Jammer McSlam says:
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    My league is doing this weird hybrid rotissarie regular season/H2H playoffs this year so I am starting to transition my roster to prep for that by getting most SP and then streaming.

    I have an iflux of 1B due to a trade for goldschmidt at the deadline and now I’m wondering if I go with the hot bats in a redraft.

    1B: Goldschmidt, Rizzo, Moreland & Hosmer. I’d like to drop one at least, maybe two. Who should go?

    Similar question for OF: Should I consider dropping Meadows in a 12 team redraft so I have a slot for streaming?

    Also, who of Lourdes, Madrigal & Schoop should I go with in an OBP league? SB would be nice, but not imperative.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

      Don’t drop Meadows

      Madrigal

  10. Gator says:
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    Trying to get set for 2021 season. Is Wander anywhere near a top 100 for 2021? Do you have a few names of guys that will be top 50 next year that are still under the radar? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not unless the Rays commit in preseason to starting him out of the gate, which I highly doubt — Wander prolly be around a top 150 player — top 50 under the radar? Seems unlikely

  11. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Strictly for AVG and SB this week only, Yelich or Solak?

    Tron obviously strongly prefers Yelich, you still agree?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey,

    maybe it’s because they’ve missed a lot of games lately, but I’m kind of down on my Astros.

    is it time to drop Altuve for Cronenworth? What about dropping Yuri for Rhys?

    Thanks.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Hard to suggest dropping Altuve but he’s been y-u-c-k-y. Gotta add Cronenwroth though, and if it means dropping Altuve, so be it.

      I’d hang onto Yuri unless OBP is a factor, cuz Rhys is SICK NASTY in that regard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Altuve and Rhys

  13. Kcc26 says:
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    How are we treating A’s this week? Has anyone heard any news about things moving forward? Right now I’m carrying Belt to cover Olson but it’s a weekly league so I’d really prefer to grab an extra arm/streamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As I said in post, I’d guess they miss at least one series

  14. Peacecoast says:
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    sup G

    drop JD Davis for Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Peacecoast says:
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        best tv show of 2020?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tough call…I loved What We Do In Shadows

          • Peacecoast says:
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            haha that looks good actually

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, it’s amazing

  15. William Hung says:
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    Any guesses on when the A’s are able to play again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As I said in post, I’d guess they miss at least one series

      • William Hung says:
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        Dang I missed that in the La Stella post – I dropped him for now to pick up Mountcastle and I’m forced to play Mondesi since I don’t want to carry more than 2 bench bats… YOLO Mondesi – someone should tell Mondesi to start working on his batting eye so he can draw some walks – so he isn’t a complete dud when he goes through a phase like he is right now

        Also picked up Hoskins as a batty call this week – just cause I like how he draw walks and isn’t 1/2 bad in OPS leagues

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

  16. Jimmy says:
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    Grey,

    I need two of these for this week. Can you help??

    Marquez (SD; @LAD)
    Urias (AZ; COL)
    Lester (@Pit; StL)
    Hill (CHW; DET)
    I.Anderson (@Bos; WAS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias, Lester

  17. scoboticus says:
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    In related news, Mike Minor gets his shizz together, and then gets traded to Toronto (possibly).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is his shizz together tho?

      • scoboticus says:
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        Prolly not, but Toronto is desperate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  18. Ghost of Grady Little says:
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    Weekly League Decisions –

    OF – Just Dong got drilled yesterday. Roll the dice and leave him in the lineup or replace him this week with one of my meh bench bats Jose Martinez/Sam Haggerty

    MI – They could allow Mondesi to use the batting tee and he still couldn’t hit it. Swap him for Edman who is currently on my bench? I’m 3rd in steals, but other cats (runs/avg/rbis) is all really close. Adalberto is feeling like a steals specialist at this point.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with JD, but I don’t know latest on how hurt he is

      Sure, go Edman

  19. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Drop David Peralta for Rhys, Riley, or Happ in what order. (Bench Bat)

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Happ. How is he not owned?!

      • Saint says:
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        Yep. Just got him. Thanks Cram.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  20. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    The double Hs of Happ and Heyward really powerbombed the Reds this weekend. Just need to add another H and they’d have quite the pedigree.

    It’s a real shame that Montas tweaked his back a couple of weeks ago. He was an ace when active last season and looked to be so again this year through his first four starts (1.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, a strikeout per inning). He’s just unusable since he had that health issue.

    To anyone who read my Luis Robert write up in my offseason OF post, you’re welcome. To anyone who read my Giancarlo blurb, football’s just around the corner!

    How’s everything with you?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      First time in baseball history yesterday that 3 OFs for same team hit 2 HR in same game.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        I know, that’s crazy. I own Happ and Heyward in my DC league, so I kept a close eye on it yesterday. Never a bad idea to start your hitters in a day game in Cincy.

        • Joe Buck says:
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          You forgot Schwarber’s two bombs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ScHwarber

      Yeah, Montas looks injured, he should take the year off

      Haha, things are fine, you?

  21. jose says:
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    Melba Toast! Only on Razzball…and I mean that in the best sense possible.

    Have a great week Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you too!

  22. The Great Knoche says:
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    Made a trade in dynasty league, likely not winning anything this year. 10 Team $300 Cap.

    Moved Mondesi and Sanchez for $43 Lindor. Guy is now offering Wander Franco to get Lindor back. Lindor would be $46 next year.

    Have $43 Yelich, $10 Acuna and $10 Torres as key pieces for next year. Pitching is anchored by Paddack and Snell so not great. Milb roster is already fairly solid.

    You keeping LIndor and making a Lindor/Yelich/Acuna base of next years roster, but likely only could keep Lindor and Yelich for this one year. Or you getting Franco for the future?

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      What’s the cost on Wander once you activate him? Escalating prices? How long would you be able to keep him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Magoo

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        $6 and escalates by $2 then $3 then $4 and so on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t sound bad

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            So go Wander?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Think so, but who is this joker trading for him and then away?

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                Somebody who really wanted Gary Sanchez dragging down his batting average.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He’s been super terrible, huh?

  23. stevie says:
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    So I’m gonna play this week as if the A’s are out, or at least limited. I’m looking to sub in for Ramon, these seem to be my best choices; Bader, G.Cooper, or T. O’Neil. Do any of these stand out to you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

  24. Gary C says:
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    Points League…..need 4 of 5 to fill weekly lineup….which one to bench?

    Bundy vs Hou
    Heaney vs SD
    McCullers @ LAA
    DeSclafani vs StL, @ Pitt (2 starts)
    Workman RP vs Wash (4), @ NYM (3)

    Thanks!

    • Gary Copley says:
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      Bundy may be going vs SD, not sure….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeSclafani

      • Gary C says:
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        Updated for just completed trade…..Points League…..now need 3 of 4 to fill weekly lineup….which one to bench?

        Bundy vs Hou
        Heaney vs SD
        McCullers @ LAA
        Workman RP vs Wash (4), @ NYM (3)

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          McCullers

  25. Gary C says:
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    Points league, which one for this week only:

    Frazier vs TB (3), @NYM (1), @ Balt (4)
    Montcastle @Tor (1), vs NYM (2), vs NYY (4)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mountcastle

  26. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Somebody in my league is offering me Jake Cronenworth but he wants these three minor league prospects: Luis Campusano (C,SD), Logan Gilbert (SP,SEA) and George Kirby (SP,SEA). Would you make that deal? I am leaning against that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Clevinger to SD. You would make that deal? You dont think giving up 3 prospects for a rookie is too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Would I make the Clevinger deal? Sure

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            no im talking about the offer of Cronenworth for three prospects. Do you think that is too much?

            Clevinger was dealt to SD in a 9 player trade in real life.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, sure

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                so make the deal? I’m thinking should i counter by asking for at least 3 prospects back in return (Kiebert Ruiz, Robert Pauson, and Ian Anderson along with Cronenworth for the three prospects of Luis Campusano (C,SD), Logan Gilbert (SP,SEA) and George Kirby (SP,SEA) and Chad Green?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure, counter

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    if he says no, would you still give up the three prospects for him?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe, depends which ones

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Luis Campusano (C,SD), Logan Gilbert (SP,SEA) and George Kirby (SP,SEA)

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Luis Campusano (C,SD), Logan Gilbert (SP,SEA) and George Kirby (SP,SEA) are the three prospects moving in the possible deal

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m fine with it for Cronenworth

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Grey this is the deal:

                      I give him minor league prospects Luis Campusano (C,SD), Logan Gilbert (SP,SEA) and George Kirby (SP,SEA), in return I ger Cronenworth and minor leaguer Kiebert Ruiz. As Howie Mandel used to say, “Grey, deal or no deal?”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He doesn’t say it anymore? Deal

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      in reruns he does. LOL

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, no wonder I know how each episode ends

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      made the deal.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      what cracks me up is a team wants him is offering me Bregman ($35) for him. I have Alec Bohm ($5) and Jose Ramirez ($53) already and now I have Cronenworth. I think I can stand pat.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d take Bregman

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      The problem with that is I already have Gurriel, Altuve, Brantley and Alvarez, and now get a 5th astro?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ok

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      I just dont like having that many (5) players from the same lineup.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Grey,

                    Which Astro should I try and move (Gurriel, $33), (Altuve $34), Brantley ($30)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      All of them — Brantley, Gurriel, Altuve

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      what can i get ggor them in a dynasty keeper league

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hard to say

  27. lwomack58 says:
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    As many are asking-I need to sub in for M. Chapman at 3rd: Choice
    Riley with 3 games at Bos.-He been hitting well
    Howie Kendrick-
    Y. Diaz
    Candelario
    Dalbec
    Longoria- 2 games at Coors

    Leaning Riley, Howie and Longoria. Who’s your choice.

    Thanks

    • Mike says:
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      Who is better ROS for saves? Soto, Rosenthal, or pagan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      I’m leaning Kendrick but like Riley too

  28. William Hung says:
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    Really hoping the rumor that the Blue Jays are trying to work something out for Villar becomes reality… though he probably wouldn’t be batting very high in that lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, would be nice, but hearing Marlins are buyers so not sure how that works

      • William Hung says:
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        Villar traded to the Blue Jays? Ken Rosenthal is reporting as such, and Villar was pulled for Berti in the top of the 6th

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  29. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Lowe is my 2B now and has come down to earth, but still a good hitter and could rebound. For my 2B Who do I want ROS and in what order depending on availability?

    1. Lowe (have now)
    2. Schoop
    3. Biggio
    4. Happ

    I’m in a small league. Counting stat Categories are tight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe, Biggio

  30. Five-on-One says:
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    Hurts to even ask, but play Mountcastle over Alonso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  31. lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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    Who would you start this week

    Happ or Laureano?

    Happs matchups

    C. Kuhl (R)
    .000, 4AB D. Holland (L)
    .000, 4AB J. Brubaker (R)
    .000, 2AB J. Flaherty (R)
    .250, 1 HR, 4AB A. Wainwright (R)
    .545, 2 HR, 11AB
    D. Hudson (R)
    .333, 3AB K. Kim (L)
    .500, 1 HR, 2AB

    Larueano matchup

    . Newsome (R) Y. Kikuchi (L)
    .300, 10AB N. Margevicius (L)
    .000, 1AB TBA C. Paddack (R) G. Richards (R)

    • Matt says:
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      Happ easy choice

      Laureano has been slumping and A’s won’t play at least half the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

    • lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood says:
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      Thanks Guys!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thank you, Lenny

  32. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey grey! Which side do you like in a keep forever?

    His Soto ($14) for my Eloy ($10) and J Urias ($7)?

    His Lindor ($18) for my Chapman ($10)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

      Lindor

  33. Justin Ralph says:
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    Need to add an OF in my points league. Debating between Tapia, Mountcastle, Heyward, Berti, Belt or Frazier.

    • Matt says:
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      Mountcastle!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Matt

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Micheal Pineda worth a dart throw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  35. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey

    Would you rather own Pablo Lopez or Corbin Burnes?

    And Jeffress or Soto for saves?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez

      Jeffress

  36. NUX says:
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    Can’t wait to see what the Padres just paid for Clev, gotta be a lot

    • Matt says:
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      Wow Padres are going all in! Fun to see a team make all these moves.

      • NUX says:
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        So far its just Naylor, Quantril and prospect Gabrial Arias… gotta be some more though right?

      • NUX says:
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        And Joey Cantillo to the package.

        I’m excited to hear the Itch’s take on these type of guys in next couple days

    • Dave D says:
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      Rivetting. Go Pod-rays!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who do they have left to trade?

      • NUX says:
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        They still have all of the good prospects lol the San Diego Dads gonna be good for a while. I don’t think they need to move any more pieces today, but nothing from Preller will shock me at this point. Dood is on fire

        It more or less looks to me like Dipoto got a similar type of return for a UTIL catcher as the Indians just got for an elite SP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Padres are the greatest team of all time

          • NUX says:
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            I want a 1998 WS rematch!

            • Dave D says:
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              Ha! I was there at Game 2 at the Q. It was awsome!!! Jim Fregosi and Dick Tidrow came by our tailgate after we met them the previous day and invited them to drop by.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

        • Dave D says:
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          Yeah, crazy cheap. Good thing the Angels didn’t get him at that price. We’d like a washed up veteran for a one year $11 million contract next year instead. How about three of ’em!!!

    • Crime Dog says:
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      I’m curious too. I was hearing the Indians wanted a kings ransom initially but what do the Pads have left to give at this point? Maybe Cleveland lowered their bar recently though.

  37. Brett says:
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    Who u like more this season..

    Lux or Madrigal?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madrigal

  38. Jr says:
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    In a dynasty league, what would you want in return for wander Franco. It’s pretty deep, with 20+ players being kept each year. What level major league talent would you want? Or is his upside so high you wouldn’t move him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upside is very high, maybe a top 20 bat

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Wouldn’t move him

  39. BAC says:
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    5×5 OBP 12 team.

    Kim is -3.4 @Cin. Are you starting him there? Is he droppable now or should I wait and see if he can get through this week with @Cin and @Cubs

    Better to go with Barria (+5.8) SEA, Heaney (+18.7)SD, Lindblom (+12.9) DET?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

      • Dave D says:
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        Thats bold!

  40. Jason Murray says:
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    Do you like Yaz, Mountcastle, or Schwarber for the last month? Yaz has been good, but has the fewest remaining games of the three. I have Yaz, so I would have to drop him for one of the others. The trade deadline has already passed. Thanks.

    • Jason Murray says:
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      Also, Olson or Mountcastle? I have Bellinger at 1B and Olson’s strikeouts count against me.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yaz

  41. Linda from Bob's Burgers says:
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    Drop Montas or Jonathan Hernandez for Gore in a points league with IP and Holds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montas

      • Crime Dog says:
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        Do we think Gore sees the big leagues this year with the Clevenger trade?

        • Crime Dog says:
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          Disregard, I see the below post

      • Linda from Bob's Burgers says:
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        Well damn! Just saw below you’re thinking Gore won’t get called up this year. Did I just fuck up?? I mean I guess Montas wasn’t looking good lately anyway but should I now look at adding someone else who’s actually playing like Tanner Rainey or Zach Eflin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, you had to lose Montas, he’s broken, see post

  42. Primetime says:
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    Guess we won’t see Gore anytime soon. Patino now stuck in the bull pen forever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • NUX says:
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      That’s not true, they’ll let Richards walk and Davies spot can easily open up. Though that move for Davies to get them to this point has worked really well for Preller too.

    • NUX says:
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      I guess if your’e talking 2020 then yea thats true. But I read the word forever and replied before really digesting what you probs meant

  43. Jaco says:
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    Yo Grey happy Monday if there is such a thing (it’s looking like one for Padres fans at least)

    Plesac was dropped in my league and comes off waivers tomorrow. In a 100 dollar faab league do I use my remaining 12 bucks on him? Just dealt Lamet for teoscar so I need a new arm

    Staff is Giolito, Paddack, Castillo, Gallen at the moment hahaha 4 man rotation (15 innings over IP limit projection) the rest are relievers Jansen, Hand, Pomeranz, Karinchak. Devin Williams, Staumont and Sulser, who I would be dropping for Plesac

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try like $6

  44. Djdelman says:
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    Which pitchers would help me out the best this week h2h points? Pick 2. Ian Anderson, wainwright, Corbin Burnes, Triston McKenzie, Pablo Lopez, walker, Gonsolin (any chance of him gettin bumped once Buehler returns)? I have Anderson and gonsolin but might swap for the above.

    • Djdelman says:
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      Just saw clevinger traded lmao so plesac could be an option?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez, Gonsolin

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lopez, Walker if you’re worried about Gonsolin being bumped — But I’d look at actual matchups

  45. Dave D says:
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    It sounds like the O’s are going to baby Harvey and he won’t get b2b Sv ops. I picked him up anyway for $5 on one team, as if that can actually help me out of my mediocre place in the standings in that league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, worth a shot

  46. Will says:
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    For everyone asking what the Padres gave up to get Clevinger, here is the trade: Clevinger, Greg Allen and a PTBNL to the Padres, Quantrill, Arias, Cantillo, Hedges, Naylor and Miller to the Indians. This is per K Rosenthal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      • Will says:
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        Padres are really going for it. Nice to see a team go all-in. They’re 21-15 this season which I sure didn’t see coming.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed!

    • Great deal for the Pods, acquiring a big time arm without giving up any of their top dudes. Not sure what the Indians were thinking, UNLESS Clev is hurt. Don’t think that’s the case though

  47. toolshed says:
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    My hat goes off to the padres. They are trying to win. They actually spent money over the last couple of years. They also brought up several young guys when they were ready instead of manipulating their service times. It is good to see and what baseball needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally!

  48. sbl says:
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    Drop Ohtani, Sano or JD Davis in 12t points league to pick up Triston McKenzie? Could also drop Gallegos but it’s a SV+HLD league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis if hurt

  49. Jr says:
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    10 team Dynasty h2h league question. Which side do you like, machado/lamet for Yelich?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  50. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I rarely comment to the other party on bad trade offers I get, but the Christian Vazquez for Ketel Marte offer I got a little while ago was impressively awful. I let the person offering it know as much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get him!

  51. Jughade says:
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    Grey-12 team, H2H.
    Which one of these two for ROS?…DeJong or Schoop?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  52. Kcc26 says:
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    Currently:

    C D’Arnaud
    1B Alonso
    2B Cano (albies on IL)
    3B Kendrick (Donaldson on IL)
    SS Story
    INF Olson

    OF Acuña
    OF Winker
    OF Grisham
    OF Grichuk
    Utility Cruz

    Can trade yordan in a keeper for Machado or Harper to make a push this year. Which makes more sense here (6×6 w/OPS)?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take either, Harper 1st

  53. Laughed so hard I pulled an oblique when I read Pud Black will start Givens at 2B ahead of Hampson!!!. You are the man!
    Thrilled to see my boy Bobby Dalbec make it to the big leagues. Wanted to be there for his debut but Covid happens. Great start to hopefully a great career with his oppo tata. Makes 2020 just a little bit better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did you see the homer? Dalbec barely even hit it

      • Told me he didn’t think he hit it that well…def has some juice. Great kid

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  54. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Who do you like better this week?

    Schoop – 2 @ mil, 4 vs min
    K Marte – 3 @ lad, 3 @ sf

    Also, you concerned the A’s series against the Mariners gets cancelled? Can’t sit KLew right now right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’m concerned

      Marte

  55. Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Thanks for the dope write-ups. In second place right now with the trade deadline approaching. I have a rotation of:

    deGrom
    Cole
    Sonny
    Lynn
    Berrios
    Urias
    McKenzie
    Gausman

    Thinking about sending Cole for Jose Ramirez. Is that enough of a return? I could use an extra bat (although this points league is geared toward elite pitching, but Cole being in NY has me second guessing). Oh btw, I have scored the most points in the league by 200, so far. Leaning toward holding, maybe I just need the Razzball community’s push.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      I’d take Jo-Ram

  56. Philip says:
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    Dynasty forever keeper 20 team no salary, would you send Brandon Lowe / Cristian Javier for Lux / May? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Philip says:
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        Thanks, Grey! If you got a second, why would you want Lowe/Javier over Lux/May?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lowe — top 50 bat, Javier maybe as good as May — Lux has had three games in majors and May can’t go past 5th inning

          • philip says:
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            Much appreciate it, Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  57. 0-5 says:
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    Mondesi is hurting me. I kept him in a 12 team dynasty league but could really use production. I don’t want to overreact and cut bait just to save a weird season but he looks completely lost and different from last year. Hold or Cut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  58. dontbichetteme says:
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    Morning Grey et al,
    Im looking for a little roster maintenance here. My team is kiling it so far(in a good way)in my 12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10). But I need to cut the dead weight a bit. Like everyone else, ive been battling injuries and had to grab some placeholders until my stars got back. I am currently holding 3 bench bats. Thats just too many. I like to have 1 or 2 bench bats max. Better to have more pitching in a H2H league. Anyway. Heres my roster.
    C-D’ARNAUD
    1B-CRONENWORTH
    2B-BIGGIO
    3B-ARENADO
    SS-MOUNTCASTLE
    OF-ACUNA, SOTO, TROUT
    UTIL-K.TUCKER, GRISHAM
    BENCH-GALLO, PEDERSON, BOHM
    IL-BREGMAN, ALBIES, S.PEREZ

    Ive been hunting for a somewhat legit first baseman all season. Cronenworth has been great so far for me. Do you think that hes a hold when my players come off of the IL? Im kind of sick of Pederson and his .200 avg.

    Do you think that Mountcastle and Bohm are worth holding onto when Albies and Bregman come back? Doubt that they would be top 10 on my roster. May be able to trade either/both for some SP.

    Trying to prepare for the playoffs. Make some last moves before our trade deadline.
    Appreciate any feedback

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Bohm and Pederson

  59. Saw Minor trade to A’s and picked him up. Auto upgrade in that park and team. Stream city. You like him at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he seems fine as long as matchups are good, which they should be

  60. stevie says:
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    Better starter for this week; Fiers at Sea, Houser vs Det, Canning vs Hou, Eflin vs Wash., or Mize at Min? Please select two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning, Houser

  61. scoboticus says:
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    Minor is going to the As. Could be a MediOAKer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly

  62. Q says:
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    Are we rolling out German Marquez at home against the Pads? He’s been good, but Pads are a good offense. It’s a 12 tm QS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  63. scoboticus says:
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    Start Giolito @MIN?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  64. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Kind of meh on both but between Alcantara and McKenzie ROS who would we go with?

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McKenzie

      • Alex says:
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        Word

  65. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Schoop or Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  66. Licketty Splits says:
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    Covid strikes again. With Chapman unlikely to play this next series with Sea I moved Riley to 3B & have Walker @CI. My best options to replace him if I move him to utility are Ben Gamel (3 games vs Det) or Ender inciarte (3 games @ Bos).
    Now Robbie Ray to Toronto …can they fix him??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuck on options, I guess Ender

      Nope on Ray

  67. Gotime says:
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    I think on Player Rater Kingery has been the least valuable bat in baseball – in a 12tm head to head keeper. Too early to think about holding him at $6 per year for 3 years or cut him and lose $3 per year in auction draft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can prolly lose him if you have to

  68. negatto says:
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    What are we doing with Alonso?

    I’m about ready to trade him for a bag of chips and play the hot hand on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Some dope just traded him for Mize in one of my keeper leagues lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • William Hung says:
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            I suspected as such in the preseason – people treating 60 games as a full season and making regrettable decisions.

            I’m 1/2 joking about Mondesi’s value sinking a bunch, but I also know sometimes there’s no rhyme or reason to Y! and ESPN rankings so I’m not surprised if they rank him outside of the top 100 for 2021 as well

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  69. Five-on-One says:
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    Berrios worth anything in a 11-team 5×5 league? Looking to improve my SP, and loved him pre-season, but results to-date have been abysmal. Is he hurt or a good buy low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know if he’s hurt, but he’s not a buy low

  70. Mario says:
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    Ketel Marte: lit of doubles but one homer? What do you think ros??

  71. IntendedSteb says:
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    I was offered Bauer for my Kyle Lewis trade in dynasty? I’m set at SP or OF so there is no great need to trade. Which one offers better value going forward for next 2-3 seasons?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bauer, pretty even

  72. FrankGrimes says:
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    Marte to Marlins. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Makes no sense then trading Villar. Jeters not sure if he’s buying or selling. Don’t get it.

        And Pillar. Wtf

        • Coolwhip

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          could be partly that Villar was only on 1 year contract (they always planned to trade him) and Marte has a favorable option left for next year. The 2 essentially provide the same thing at different positions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pillar has me dead

  73. Matt says:
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    In a 12 team 5×5 I’ve been offered Lindor & Fiers for Villar & Lamet. I’m currently in 1st place and not sure I want to rock the boat but I do have good SP depth.

    C – d’arnaud
    1b – Olson
    2b – Ketel
    3b – Ramirez
    Ss – Villar
    Of – trout, soler, teoscar
    Util – Grisham, Dozier
    IL – Judge
    Sp – Cole, S Gray, Lamet, Wheeler, Gallen, Luzardo, Hill, May, Sixto, Eliesier
    Rp – Pressly, Karinchak, Jeffress

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For this year? Hold

      • Matt says:
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        Yes for this year, thanks!

  74. Sandman says:
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    Villar to Blue Jays!
    Do you think this helps his value as in more steals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will help him

  75. 183414 says:
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    Can’t think of 1 thing I like about this excuse for a baseball season , other than the Padres doing everything right.
    1 unknown human tested positive. Is he or she hospitalized ? Is he or she being treated ? Every player tested was negative. Btw, we do know there are false positives everywhere.
    So, of course Man Fraud cancels at least 3 more games and I guess teams can play triple headers with 5 innings instead of 7. Perhaps he could require the bases loaded in the 6th inning if the game is tied. Find it impossible to believe that a season could have been more fucked up than this one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, nice to see Padres going for it

  76. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. A’s/Mariners series postponed. Sit KLew for Schoop or Madrigal this week or take his 4 games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Schoop

  77. Dave D says:
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    Dang, Pillar to the Rox is pretty dope!!!

    • Licketty Splits says:
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      Pillar to the Rockies? Who is impacted more between Hilliard & Tapia? Plus when is Dahl coming back?? Why do the Rockies hate playing young promising players?? More importantly why can’t I have have anything nice??
      Does Pillar get regular playing time?? add?

      • Dave D says:
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        Absolutely he plays. He’s now their second best OF. Dahl is usually hurt and if Tapia and/or Hilliard was adequate they would not have Traded for him. I bet he steps into leadoff role.

        • Licketty Splits says:
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          They never develop the talented young players they have so why even bother drafting them?? They get stuck in the Pud Black vortex never to be seen. Then they finally get a window of opportunity & he slams that shut & gets a JAG to replace them. Colorado should just trade all their draft picks for the foreseeable future for old over the hill players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For Pillar, not for anyone else in that OF

      • Dave D says:
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        Since I own two shares Pillar and none of the others, I’ll take it!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I bet!

  78. Will says:
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    Pillar to the Rockies, LOL. Because they need MOAR outfielders so Bud Black can continue to play 35 year olds over the kids.

    • Dave D says:
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      Its a good real baseball move if they want to make playoffs. Pillar is above average and pretty reliable. They aren’t thinking future, theyre thinking “now”.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Okay on defense, kills Hilliard and Tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Black is the worst

  79. hot corner says:
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    Such a typical Rockies move. Struggling to find playing time for young guys like Tepia and Hilliard, so they add Kevin Pillar. They are the worst…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They really are

  80. rhodyballer says:
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    Pick 2: Riley, Madrigal. Mountcastle or Tapia ROS

    Also, grab Peterson for his 2-start week next week vs BAL (Means) & TOR (tbd) over McKenzie?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mount, Madrigal

      Sure

  81. Matt says:
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    Think Philly goes with Phelps as their closer over Workman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  82. 183414 says:
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    Does Oakland play 1 game, 2 games, or no games through thursday ? Do the Mariners play 1 game, 2 games, or 3 games ? That a boy ManFraud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No games

  83. Milarky says:
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    Alright Grey, need you big time here. I’ve asked you a few variations of this question lately, but I’ve got a doozy of an offer on the table that will totally revamp my keepers. We keep four hitters and two pitchers. I came in with Story, Rizzo, Stanton and Altuve as hitters, and Bieber and Buehler pitchers. I also have Gallen and Sonny Gray to pick from. I don’t really have any hitters on my roster that might supplant one of those hitters unless you believe in Meadows, Winker or Dozier.

    I’ve basically been offered Bregman, Hiura and Corbin for Bieber and filler. Given the pitchers I can keep instead of Bieber, I don’t see how I can turn this down. I’ve tried to work a smaller deal with him for one of my other pitchers, but he seems intent on trying for Bieber. What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  84. Levin says:
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    What do you think of Lux/Paddack for Biggio/Plesac

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack side

  85. Nightpandas says:
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    Afternoon Grey,

    Sitting 3rd right now

    My pitching staff is Buehler Maeda Greinke Hendricks Houser Gonzales Ryu Gausman

    Bats DArnaud Olson Merrifield Tatis Winker Nimmo Cutch Cruz. with Carlson and Mondesi benched and Albies Slater on IR

    Currently 3rd 15 teams keep 11

    One team is selling off Aaron Nola…wondering if I should chase with Albies or if I have enough pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  86. Steve says:
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    What do you think of the Hayes callup? What size league would you grab him, if interested?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All leagues if you need him

  87. Mike says:
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    Pick 2 of 3 for ROS,
    Tanaka, manaea, and dunning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Manaea

      • Mike says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Licketty Splits says:
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    Archie Bradley to the Reds ….next Closer for Arizona?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess Rondon

  89. Milarky says:
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    Who’s more legit this year and moving forward – Dom Smith or Jesse Winker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

  90. Matthew Dettman says:
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    Great article as usual Grey

    Trade deadline in our league is today and we are blowing steals out of the water (10+ steals in a roto league).

    Would you trade Villar for Cronenworth for the obp and rbi bump?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  91. Joe Beísbol says:
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    1. Should I drop someone, be it Dozier, Flores, or one of my current closers to add one from the crop of new potential closers, such as Barlow, Hirano, or Rondon? (Flores looks like an obvious drop regardless, but I’m a little reluctant to do it before he plays the next two games at Coors. Hittertron is ridiculously high on him for those).

    2. If I was trading Voit and/or Suarez, should I be targeting an OF or an SP? I’m struggling on how to value them.

    12-team, 10-cat, roto redraft
    C – Smith; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Schoop; 3B – Suarez ; SS – Trea; OF – Dom Smith, Grisham; Winker; Util – Voit; Bench – Chapman, Dozier, Flores, Ohtani, Dom Smith; DL – Albies, Judge, Moore

    SP – Clevinger, Gray, Maeda, Hendricks, Sixto
    RP – Bard, Bass, Pressley, Soto
    DL – Verlander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Can lose Dozier or Flores, can’t imagine you ever start those guys

      2. trade Eugenio for an OF

      • Joe Beísbol says:
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        If I can also trade Voit for a pitcher, should I? He hits the ball so hard! But two of my three lower cats are Ks (8) and WHIP (6). Most teams in my league are trade averse, but one team has Bieber, Burnes, Davies, Lynn, and Ryu and may be willing to part with one of them for a Voit and/or Suarez package. (Another team has Corbin, who is a value match, but seems reluctant to deal.)

        • Joe Beísbol says:
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          Oh, and someone else has Carrasco, but I’m not quite as high on him…though I’d give up Suarez for him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Lynn or Ryu, that order

          • Joe Beísbol says:
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            What do you make of Lynn’s (currently) career low BABIP and GB rates?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I love Lynn, think he’s a high #2

              • Joe Beísbol says:
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                Which OF would you offer for Ryu or Lynn? Dare I part with Grisham for one of them? (The guy with a bunch of pitchers just lost JD and has a big hole in his OF. Or I could try and combine Suarez and an OF for Bieber, but I don’t think that’s enough.)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Redraft? I’d send Grisham for either…Lynn 1st

  92. chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    ROTO LEAGUE, 12 teams

    2b
    WOuld you drop Ketel Marte or David Fletcher for SCHOOP??

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fletcher

  93. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Acuna out of today’s lineup. Not sure on his status the rest of the week. Would you start Lux or Madrigal over him or roll him out there and hope he’s back tomorrow? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to start Acuña

  94. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I trade Yuli Gurriel ($33) for Jesse Winker ($28). Make that deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        He said no. What about McCutchen for Gurriel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s not so good

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            i’ll hold on to Gurriel then.

  95. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    Start or sit Rich Hill v. CHW? ($-6.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  96. Cohen says:
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    Hayes or Dalbec?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dalbec

  97. Trader says:
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    You are right. F Cole, F Stras, F Morton.
    No idea how I am even in 5th place. Genius manager? Crappy GM tho.

    On to football. So do I draft a RB first lol?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  98. Skeezix says:
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    I have a pretty huge lead in all pitching categories except saves, so I’m looking to deal Lynn or Keuchel tonight before our deadline for some power (leaning OF, but doesn’t have to be) – need HR, RBI, SLG, and if possible Avg.

    Having said that, I don’t want to aim too low. Which of these guys in order (if any) would you be OK trading Lynn for (I’m assuming Keuchel for any).

    Grichuk
    Kepler
    K. Marte
    Gallo
    B. Lowe

    • Skeezix says:
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      FYI – I actually tried for Teoscar, but he balked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redraft? Ketel, Lowe, Gallo, Grichuk

  99. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Drop Olson or Rizzo for Hoskins

    • Russ says:
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      Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

      • Russ says:
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        My fault. I read this as drop Olson for Rizzo or Hoskins

      • Al KOHOLIC says:
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        Cool beans bro. Hope u all staying safe

  100. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Roto league
    Can I drop Rich Hill? He is my last starter on my team, the rest of the staff is very solid, could use his spot for a bat instead.

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      Yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with AL

  101. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Hanser Alberto or Nick Madrigal?

  102. Ben W says:
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    Which side?
    ketel Marte
    Renanto Nunez
    Matt Barnes

    Vs
    Ryu
    Kyle Schwarber

    • Ben W says:
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      Follow up. Somehow it became this:
      I’m trading:
      Pete Alonso
      Renanto Nunez
      Ketel Marte
      Cristian Javier
      Matt Barnes

      He’s trading
      Ronald Acuna
      Kyle Schwarber
      Ryu

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