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Between Cody Bellinger, Aaron Judge, Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi, Ozzie Albies, Amed Rosario, Rhys Hoskins and Yoan Moncada baseball is staying at a Renaissance Hotel.  “Is that a Cal Ripken mint rookie card under my pillow and a Beckett Baseball Card Guide in the side table?  What a great hotel!”  That’s me staying at a baseball-themed Renaissance Hotel.  Oh, and this is barely touching a majority of Ralph’s top 100 fantasy baseball prospects.  By the way, I Googled top 100 baseball rookies from the preseason, and Baseball America had Dansby Swanson, Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow, Jharel Cotton, Jose De Leon, Robert Gsellman and Albert Almora in the top 10.  (Judge was 12th, Bellinger 19th and Ben Grieve 5th.  Okay, not Grieve, but you get the drift.)  Rookies are a crapshoot, but baseball ate some beans and is shooting crap!  (That sounded better in my head.)  Yesterday, Rafael Devers hit his 5th and 6th homers, coming in only his 16th game, as he hits .339.  He’s only 20 years old!!!  Triple exclamation marks due to sticky keyboard because of Giancarlo, my apologies.  If I had the time or motivation, I’d go back to the comments from people who said within three days of Devers’ call-up that he’s overmatched.  Yo, I think you might want to hold back your hot takes for a minute.  For 2018, Devers or Benintendi?  Okay, I’m gonna hold back my own hot takes, but you’re seriously considering the guy who’s only been up for two-plus weeks.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Andrew Benintendi – 1-for-5 and his 17th homer.  Halp and I welcome Endorphin Ralph on the podcast that’s coming today, and, while he’s on talking about him, Benintendi homers, and we have to send a rescue crew to Ralph’s place because so much of the blood rushes out of his head, for what EMT called a Benin-extendi.

Trevor Bauer – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.75, but that number is slightly irrelevant since he’s been dealing over the last few starts.  Dating back to July 27th or four starts, his ERA is 1.88 in 28 2/3 IP with 33 Ks.  Nice nads on you if you started him yesterday in Fenway, but now it’s time for more of us to sack up, as they used to say on college campuses about Hackysack.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 25th and 26th homers, hitting .253.  Betting against Edwin to role a three-five on the home run pass line is a bad bet.  At some point, it’s going to happen, but right now you’re just guessing.

Nolan Arenado – 0-for-1.  Before the game, the Rockies said he would miss two to three starts with a sore hand, then he pinch-hit.  The news on his hand could be much worse.  Though, it could’ve also happened in a week the Rockies only had five road games and they were due to face five Scherzers.

Trevor Story – 1-for-2, hitting .222.  All foolsies aside, the Rockies thought it was better to pinch-hit a guy with a sore hand, then let Story hit.

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.98 vs. Chad Bettis – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks in his first start of the year.  This start came in Coors and proves the adage, “While you plan for two terrible starts, the Fantasy Baseball Overlord laughs.”

Jeurys Familia – Will begin a rehab assignment today.  My guess is he’ll be back by middle of next week and closing by end of August.  If I remember correctly (I do), Familia didn’t take over for Addison Reed immediately when he returned from his suspension earlier in the year, and he wasn’t even injured at that time, so I’d continue to hold A.J. Ramos, until you see Familia get a save, i.e., Jeurys back, but the defense still may call Ramos to the stand for SAGNOF testimony.

Noah Syndergaard – Cleared to throw off mound.  Guess he’s back from Westeros.

Curtis Granderson – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games, and third homer in the last five games, and this is your Curtisy reminder, he’s a hot schmotato.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer, hitting .276.  This is the Yo form of ‘it’s about time!’

Aaron Judge – 1-for-3 and his 36th homer, hitting .289.  Five over-the-internet dollars says he ends the year with a batting average under .265.  Will Cody Bellinger beat him in average though, that’s the real question (that I’m asking myself as I comb my mustache).

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  There was about a ten-day window where people were like, “Willson Contreras is gonna be the top catcher this year!  Gary Sanchez ain’t shizz!  I don’t own either so I don’t even know why I’m so excited about this!  Like, literally, screaming!!!”

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer, and his 2nd homer since his return from the DL.  A) I should’ve pushed more people to grab him when he returned.  B) He’s doing exactly what Michael Brantley was doing in forty less games.  C) There’s no C.  I tried to pick him up in multiple leagues, and you should do the same.

Jake Junis – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Just as it’s hard to call him anything but his full name, it’s also hard to envision Jake Junis being anything but an innings eater who you can check the Stream-o-Nator for matchups.

Jharel Cotton – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.92.  That Semien (2-for-4, 1 run) is always covering for Cotton, frankly, socks!

Johnny Cueto – Will throw off the mound this week.  “Hey, that mound is my home!” exclaimed an ant.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 250th homer.  Not in this game, though, with how Giancarlo’s been hitting, you can never be too sure.  He hit his 250th homer in his 941st game.  It took Aaron 1150 games, and Bonds 1260 games.  Giancarlo’s 43 homers are a Marlins’ single season record and it’s mid-August.  Oh, and he’s got me so excited, I’m typing this without use of my fingers.

Adam Conley – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 5.32.  That’s the saddest Quality Start.  That Quality Start goes home after school to care for its infirm mother and watches kids from school play in the street in front of its house.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 27th homer.  OZUNA just happy to get opportunity to be Barbara Hershey in Giancarlo’s Bette Midler shadow.

Tim Beckham – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .296.  Serious question, why did the Rays trade Beckham to the O’s?  The Rays had to get Daniel Robertson into their lineup that badly?  Beckham was attracting the wrong kind of crowd at Rays game who were looking for soccer?  There’s crowds at Rays games?  I got questions, y’all!

Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 23rd homer, a grand slam, and his 2nd homer in the last two games.  Macho, macho Machado!

Seth Smith – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Well, is that thpecial?

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.08.  Has had moments this year, but the positives are so far outweighed by the negatives it’s difficult to recommend him.

Cory Spangenberg – 3-for-3, 3 runs and his 11th homer, and 3rd homer in two games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Travis Wood – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.57 vs. Jerad Eickhoff – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  This was a matchup billed as, “Wood meets Jer-khoff, and it comes out a draw for the weirdest game of Pictionary ever.”

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4 and his 1st and 2nd homers.  Roger that, rabbit!  Hoskins hit that first homer in Petco a far way, and the 2nd homer to nearly the same place.  Halp, Ralph and I(alph) discuss Hoskins on the podcast, and they both give their projections for him for next year.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .175.  Ramos was radically changing the narrative that “When Ramos is healthy, he hits.”  Not a good narrative to change either.  This home run though could be him breaking out of his funk or it could be a short schedule day and I didn’t have much to point out.  You be the judge!

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  I wonder if he’s battling something this year, because he was a 3.70 ERA pitcher through three seasons, and looked on the verge of a breakout.  His velocity is a little iffy and his fastball usage is way down from last year.  2017 was not the year to go all-in on guys whose last names start with Odor.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, and, like his 10th homer in the past 36 hours.  Okay, small exaggeration but he’s been a man on a mission of late.  That mission is to get people to draft him in the first three rounds again next year.

Michael Fulmer – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.78, as he was activated from the DL.  He’s returning from ulnar neuritis in his elbow, and I think his ulnar neuritis might be following him still.  To think, a pitcher’s elbow injury isn’t healed in the minimum stay on the DL.  Stick a Fulmer with that neuritis and call his elbow macaroni.

Justin Upton – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  This surprised me.  On our Player Rater, Upton is a top 20 player overall.  Yup.

Mikie Mahtook – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Don’t Mahtook this guy for a superstar, he’s just a hot schmotato.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3 and his 33rd homer.  Donkey Dong Jr. barrels up better than Steve Wiebe.

Rougned Odor – 3-for-4, 3 runs and two steals (10, 11).  The hits column on my fantasy team was like, “You’re sure that’s three hits from Odor?  Can you verify it by calling the official scorer of the game?”

Robbie Ray – Will make a rehab start on Thursday at High-A Visalia.  You know someone who was trying to Google “High AF Visine” just landed here.  It’s all good, we won’t judge.

Brian McCann – Hit the DL with knee soreness.  With Gattis also sidelined, filling in for the Astros is the military police officer, Max Stassi, and a Centeno.  Sorry, that’s not ‘a’ but Juan.

Carlos Correa – Took 20-25 swings off a tee on Monday.  Sounds like a fun day at the pitch & putt.

Collin McHugh – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  If I were the Astros, I’d decide on my playoff rotation right now, and rest every one of them, while starting guys like Musgrove and Liriano.

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 27th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Kris Bryant – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Ugh, he’s getting hot and going to get to 30+ homers, isn’t he?  Seriously hindering my fantasy fantasy baseball that has him falling into the late 2nd round next year.

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.86 on the Cubs, 4.33 overall.  I’m still not 100, raised and underlined millennially, that the Cubs wouldn’t just have been better with Montgomery in the rotation.

Devin Mesoraco – Diagnosed with a fractured foot.  It happened when he looked at his foot.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, and, in the same inning that he homered, he gave up a two-run homer to Javier Baez (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, his 18th).  The last player to homer and allow a home run in the same inning is prolly Bumgarner or Babe Ruth, said the laziest Elias Sports Bureau statistician.

Scott Schebler – Will begin a rehab assignment, and could be back by this weekend.  Jesse Winker purchased a gift for Schebler’s return, Wally Pipp’s autobiography, “How I Ended Up Being Gehrig’s Sneeze Guard.”

   
  1. Mike in Busan says:
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    So I guess I could benefit the entire Odor-owning world by simply announcing when I intend to place him on my bench for the week, so that everyone else can get in on the goodness that he dispenses when I’m not benefiting. Three hits and two steals? That’s been some of the weeks that I’ve gotten out of him this year (sigh).

    • Crime dog says:
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      @Mike in Busan: yep I’m with you. Benched him yesterday too in first round of my playoffs. He had a bad BVP and has been like 0/40 lately what gives

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Crime dog: I benched him, that’s what. My saving grace is that I benched him for Devers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike in Busan: We appreciate the sacrifice you made for all us

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: dammit!

  2. Jonathan Velasquez says:
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    Hi Grey.

    Adam Jones has been hitting well in the past month: around 20 runs and 20 rbi. Decent average. 7 hr.

    Would you own him right now or you prefer Hicks?

  3. Rob says:
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    Players I dropped earlier in the year I now regret:

    Conforto
    Jay Bruce
    Joey Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Ouch

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Tasty write-up! Like the 4th of July and listening to Ty Cobb by Soundgarden all rolled into one!

    a. Starting Fartolo tonight. Say a little prayer for me.

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 15

    [Scene change, northern Thailand near the border with Burma.]

    Snake pit announcer: ‘TWo snake that you see, they are Siamese cobra or common cobra. He is not king cobra and not spitting cobra.’

    Snake Pit Promoter: ‘Hey! Hey!’

    Rambo: ‘Fuck off, okay? They still have fang and still have poison.’

    Snake Pit announcer: ‘He is small, dangerous, number one. King cobra number two. And noW spitting cobra. He can spit poison to your eye. One color. He´s very, very dangerous. Number one in Thailand. Careful, my friend.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘Looks like dangerous Work. l´m Michael Burnett. Do you have some time to talk? Won´t take long, l promise. l Was told it migh

    t be possible to rent your boat. We´d like to do that. ls that possible? We need to get upriver.’

    Rambo: ‘-Where you going?’

    Michael Burnett: ‘-lnto Burma.’

    Rambo: ‘Burma´s a War zone.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘Well, that´s What people call it, but it´s more like genocide than War. Anyway, this Will be my fifth trip in, so We are aWare of all the risks.’

    Rambo: ‘l don´t go that far north.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘Let me explain our situation. Our church is part of a Pan-Asian ministry located in Colorado, and We´re all volunteers Who around this time of year bring in medical supplies, medical attention, prayer books and support for the Karen tribes people. People say you knoW the river better than anyone.’

    Rambo: ‘Well, they lied.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘So, What l´m asking is that We compensate you for a feW hours of your time. lt Will help change people´s lives.’

    Rambo: ‘-Are you bringing in any Weapons?’

    Michael Burnett: ‘-Of course not.’

    Rambo: ‘You´re not changing anything.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘Well…lt´s thinking like that that keeps the World the Way it is.’

    Rambo: ‘Fuck the World.’

    [Rambo walks out of the snake pit into his office.]

    Michael Burnett: ‘-Let´s go.

    Sarah Miller: ‘-Why?’

    Michael Burnett: ‘He´s not interested. Let´s just go.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I don’t know any Soundgarden songs, they did one called Ty Cobb? A. I will B. Nice!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: It’s Soundgarden’s lil’ bango punk song. It’s alright, but way down the list of their all-time songs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah don’t know them at all

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Mopey vibe today in the comments section….and then Grey talking about the “Saddest Quality Start” (hilarious, actually!)

    Has Razzball gone emo?

  6. Packers says:
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    G. Sanchez has 40 HR’s in 137 games for his career.

    • BuffetChampion says:
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      @Packers: I’m sure the Brian kennys of the world will use the “sample size” argument. Kids an absolute beast.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @BuffetChampion: during the game last night they also showed a stat about Cespedes and his 15 HR’s. We’re looking at him as having a down year cause he has “only” 15 HR’s, but he’s also only played in 70 games this year. You stretch that out to a full 162 games season and he’s on a pace to hit a career high in homers. Now is he down compared to where he was drafted? yeah, but he was an injury risk going into the season. While his numbers seem like he’s down, he’s actually doing pretty much exactly what we thought he would.

    • al koholic says:
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      @Packers: nice stat. Hope he finishes the year on a nice run

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: Doing pretty good, huh?

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Packers: Damn, that’s better than Gallo

  7. BuffetChampion says:
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    Great shit as always G

    A couple things. First off I started last chance u yesterday. Not bad not bad. Not great but not bad. I fully expected them to beat the record and then they lose the second game of the year?! Wtf is that. ALSO that chick ms Wagner, I get the feeling she does the job more for wangers then getting them kids through college lmfao.

    Second hicks or Reynolds ROS 12 h2h ops. And lastly can Beckham keep this up? He literally has been a spark plug for my team. Ever since I added him 2 weeks ago he’s past the hitting bug to Bryant beni cano lamb and k davis. It’s been glorious!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BuffetChampion: Wangers! Reynolds in Coors, Hicks otherwise… I’d ride Beckham while he’s hot, wouldn’t expect it to continue necessarily but it might

      • BuffetChampion says:
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        @Grey:

        I’ll admit it though I’d be spending a lot of study time with ms Wagner.

  8. al koholic says:
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    Wow pinch hit Nolan rather than Story.

  9. Bas says:
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    Sir Grey!

    Glad that I misjudged the date of our trading deadline. I almost traded away Judge in my keeper league for Conforto, Realmuto and Stroman but the deadline was a day earlier then expected.;-)

    My outfield is doing meh but still in 1st place in my 5×5 keeper.

    Have Cain, Cespedes, Judge, Bradley, Harrison, Mr Sunday Santana and just picked up Joyce.
    Somebody dropped Car-Go. should I put in a waiverclaim (have the 2nd pick) so I can play him at home.

    And would you play Nova tonight?

    Thanks as always!

    Best,
    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: I wouldn’t start Nova and forget CarGo

  10. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up as always.

    For my 10 team mixed h2h league,
    How do you rank these guys (for waiver purposes) for my one bench batter position?

    Hoskins, rajai Davis, hicks, Beckham, Baez, Eddie Rosario

    Thanks !

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Take Hoskins for the upside since its a bench bat

  11. coacher says:
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    I need one OF spot and one U name:

    OF/U elig: Valencia, Goodwin, M.Taylor, Spangenberg, Mahtook

    U only – Dom Smith

    What is the top 3 in that list ROS?

    Thanks!

    I’ll be off looking at my 1995 Bowman’s Best Ben Grieve while I wait….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @coacher: Ooh, great card! Spangenberg, Mahtook, Smith

      • dfrench23 says:
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        I have Dominic Smith protected as a minor leaguer. I have two offers.

        One guy offered me Fowler and DJ Lemahiu for him.

        One guy offered me my choice of Maeda or Duffy.

        SP rotation: Darvish, Gray, Lackey, Scherzer, Woodruff, Diaz, Berrios, and T.Williams.

        Last three spots: OF-Valencia U-Odor Bench-Mahtook (I would have to drop 2 to keep Fowler and DJL)

        Better deal and who to drop??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These are not good deals

          • coacher says:
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            @Grey: Keep Dom Smith?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

              • dfrench23 says:
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                @Grey: Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  12. Utah Green Sox says:
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    Just swapped Story for Hicks and let out a big sigh.

    Phew!

    • marimon says:
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      @Utah Green Sox: I did the same too! We done did the right thing i reckon

      • @marimon:

        Swapped Beckham for Story and I felt like a new man! Just picked up Hicks over Melky too.

  13. hitman004 says:
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    Who do you like the ROS between Story, Rosario, Arcia, Albies, and Marte? Thx!

  14. Tony c says:
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    ROS please pick 2 12 team H2 H: Eugenio Suarez, Gallo, Cron, Hoskins, Pham, Kemp and Peralta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony c: Gallo, Hoskins

  15. Cram It says:
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    Land mine 1 of 6 dodged with Bauer last night. Bartolo tonight. I call this scoring period, Heart Attack Week!

    • Packers says:
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      @Cram It: Hey Cram. I’m foodplot in the same league. If my team takes off in a couple stats it can gain quite a few standing gain points. Fun league. I;m in 3rd in my other NFBC league, 8 team race their.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Packers: Yeah there are very tiny gaps in each category. A lot of points can still be gained. Good luck! Just don’t pass me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I got sonavabenched by Bauer and still have garbage SPs lined up

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Gah! You went Romano over Bauer huh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          God no, I went…Lance Lynn in Fenway and Fiers vs. ARI — regrets, I have a few

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Haha. Lynn’s been solid and Fiers is at home. You can regret the sonavabench after Bauer’s next turn.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Lynn in Fenway push with Bauer at Fenway, and Bauer’s already was a positive so wish I went with him already to get it out of the way

  16. J-Dawg says:
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    Love this shizz Grey! Someone has been trying to offer me a $69 Bryant, but his salary makes me say no. He went so high because 3B was shallow in this year’s auction. But I’m trying to pick up a little offense to place in the league, or get 4th so I get top pick in the minor league draft. Probably would have to give up guys like Odor and Mazara and Moncada. The other option is to get an expiring contract Travis Shaw, but he wants Moncada 1-for-1. The guy can’t seem to hit off-speed. Is Moncada another Rusney Castillo?? Or should I just hold, and pray next year is better for my guys?

  17. ryanoger says:
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    Hoskins or Moncada ROS?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      Lose Moncada for Hicks or Hoskins?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryanoger: Hoskins for me over both

  18. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    5×5, have to drop one of the following OF, who should I lose?

    Tommy Pham
    Aaron Hicks
    Brad Zimmer
    Starling Marte

  19. Chris D says:
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    Strange pitcher question:

    Chris Devenski or Chad Green?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris D: Same difference really. Devenski by a hair I guess.

    • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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      @Chris D: if it’s a holds league this isn’t close. green used when they are losing mostly.

      • Chris D says:
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        @Grey: Thanks gents, not a holds league. Was more so just a pitcher to help with stat ratios. Didn’t think there was much difference here. I have Devenski but Green has been seeing a lot of action. Just gauging the fantasy community brain to see if there was something I was missing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Devenski

          • Chris D says:
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            @Grey: As always, Thanks Grey. Happy rest of the day to you

          • Chris D says:
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            @Grey: As always, Thanks Grey. A happy rest of the day to you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

        • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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          @Chris D: due to green coming in either
          1. when losing (usually not by a ton)
          or
          2. when tied (less frequent)

          he’s a better bet for wins. without checking the last month or 2 green’s ratios have been better. devenski used as more standard holds guy at this point, but with clippard there this might lessen, also harris back maybe soonish.

  20. Gator says:
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    For 2018 please rank Devers, Smoak & Dozier. Are they even in the same range grouping?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gator: Smoak, Dozier, but Devers could move up still

  21. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Grey would you drop Starling Marte for say a Spangenberg, Hoskins, or any other bat that is warming up? Hes batting lead off but man there are no consistent stats. I also noticed a drop in Judge ownership recently. I have K Davis so could I potentially have 2 K Davis’ ROS where my avg gets destroyed? Plenty of power and good avg available to stream off the waiver wire in my 10 team. Btw, Ive got Gallo too.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Favio Vasquez: I’d bench Marte, not drop him and get Hoskins on your team somehow, you have to have another drop other than Marte.

      • Favio Vasquez says:
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        My bats
        Goldy
        Merrifield
        J turner
        Machado
        Devers
        K marte
        Cutch
        K davis
        Conforto
        Judge
        S marte
        Moncada
        C Gonzales

        Who else would you drop? Or do I drop a closer like Trienen? Ive got 4 more closers and closing in on the top spot. Currently 9th.

        • Favio Vasquez says:
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          I didnt want to help anyone out who may be needing a closer. Quality closers are scarce in my league. What to do lol

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Lose CarGo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          CarGo

          • Favio Vasquez says:
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            I lost my Cargo on the river Hoskins. Time for a bag of Rys’ pieces, yo!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  22. southside dom says:
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    PSA: Rizzo now 2B eligible in ESPN

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @southside dom: yahoo too, same time since they weren’t starts. but yahoo is known for taking longer than their own supposed time frames on these things.

      au rizz day!

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Legit 2b !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or not 2b

          • Fogimon says:
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            @Grey: 2b legit, 2b legit to quit!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  23. Chucky says:
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    Cargo on the rebound? Don’t see the power but he is getting on base. Be that as it may, I sat Mookie this week for a full week of Cargo at Coors. Last week I sat Mookie for a week of Thames with 2 HRs and a SB for good measure. There’s a pattern here. Doesn’t look like Popi is coming back, and neither is Mookie.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Chucky: if yr benching mookie definitely pick up cargo, and join my leagues please.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chucky: Mookie is not a guy you should be benching

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        I know it is nuts but I have actually been benching Mookie for the past week myself and have only missed one good game.

        If you would have told March me that I would be benching Mookie for Whit Merrifield or Tommy Pham I probably would have kicked you in the nuts! :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re not tho, you’re benching him for CarGo

        • Cram It says:
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          @Michael DePinto: Benching a slumping great player for a hot bat isn’t completely nuts. But this guy is slamming Betts’ whole season.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chucky: So those two guys having a better random week than Betts completely erases his top 30 season? Makes sense in Idiotland.

      • Chucky says:
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        If you bench a guy, any guy, for someone who has a better week indiscriminately, thats good managing. Lucky perhaps but still a good call nontheless. You cant argue that Mookie has been on the outs ( no pun intended) since the ASB. Its late in the season, Im going with the hot hand. If my ‘stud’ has a week and i missed it shame on me. Last week it worked out fine with Thames over Mookie. This week Ive gone Cargo over Mookie as well. Ill be back at the end of the week to admit my mistake or gloat. So far so good, cargo with the 2rbis, run scored and SB, Mookie 0 fer….again!

  24. Boo says:
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    You think Buxton is a good add in a 12 team standard league?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Boo: If you’re playing for next year sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boo: Agree with F

  25. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Sup Grey, great read! Thanks to razzball I’m running away with 2 Roto league’s and probably won’t be caught. Hooray Judge and Cody Bellinger!

    I’m in 2 h2h points league’s though and am trying to optimize roster before playoffs start.

    1. In 1 league I own Colome, Edwin Diaz, Shane Greene, Sam Dyson, and Melancon. Can only start 3 RPs, no flex spots. Should I drop Dyson and/or Melancon to open up a streaming slot? My SPs are terrible.

    2. In the other league I own Trout, Springer, Puig, Zimmer, Avasail Garcia, and Joey Gallo. We start 5, some one OF is usually on the bench. Would you drop anyone not Trout/Springer for Domingo Santana or Jose Pirela?

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    I need to replace my 3B after a trade and would love your advice. I currently have Carpenter at 2B/3B, Villar at 2B (hoping he gets hot). Would you roll with Villar, or drop for either Eugenio Suarez or Nick Castellanos?

    Last, you take Hoskins or Mancini as a bench bat ROS?

  27. Mike in Busan says:
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    Bautista or Puig ROS?

  28. Tony C says:
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    Best SP for September among Teheran, Honeywell, Glasnow, L Weaver, Hoffman, or DeLeon?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tony C: Teheran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: None… Agree with F

  29. No Pun Zone says:
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    From the odd news file:

    Melky has more RBIs than Bryant, Seager, Altuve, Conforto and Springer.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @No Pun Zone: Melk does a body good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @No Pun Zone: He has hit lower in the order than a few of those guys

      • Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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        @Grey:

        True lately been hitting clean up….but usually second when with the WSox. Marwin has 68 RBIs, also ahead of those future HoF names! Baseball is crazy (ask Zimmerman)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup

  30. Pazz says:
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    Better stash for this year who will get called up, one or both… chance Adams or Tyler glasnow both killing it in AAA I don’t know why the yankees won’t call chance Adams with all those injuries at pitching and man I still believe in Tyler glasnow he has been crushing AAA he made some adjustments got some confidence back I think he can bounce back with the return to MLB

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pazz: Neither

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pazz: Glasnow, though agree with F

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Pazz: glasnow, for opposite reasons to what you are saying with adams, NYY have specifically said they want him to develop a 3rd pitch before he’s up, unless he does that in the span of about 2 months from when they said it he won’t make 2017 september. PIT meanwhile shouldn’t give a shit about winning now, glasnow SHOULD be up seeing if he’s gotten better.

  31. 50 Shades of Jon Gray says:
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    At this point would you drop Marte for Margot?

  32. Trade says:
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    Send N. Cruz for J. Nelson and Simmons in a keeper. Is it close? Do you still trust J. Nelson rest of season after his last start (and next start at Coors)?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Trade: If you need the pitcher I’d take it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trade: You’re asking about a keeper and mentioning his next start… Are these guys keepers?

      • Trade says:
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        @Grey: It’s a move to win this year, I guess keeper part not really relevant, but trusting J. Nelson after his last start matters. Thanks for the quick response.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t trust Nelson in Coors if this is about his next start

          • Trade says:
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            @Grey: thanks, turns out I was wrong and his next start is against Pitt. Regardless, how about rest of season? Cruz for Simmons and J. Nelson seem fair?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cruz side

              • Trade says:
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                @Grey: thanks again, much appreciated.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  33. CMUTimmah says:
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    I spent so much time trying to figure out how to hide the undroppable Josh Donaldson on the bench that I didn’t even consider he might actually do something this year. It’s been a nice surprise, but his breakout also made me not pick up Devers… ah well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CMUTimmah: Ha, I could see that (on the undroppable thing)

  34. Justin Ralph says:
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    Are you buying Colin McHugh? Are you buying Eduardo Rodriguez?

  35. huffin gas says:
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    I just noticed Bradley Zimmer is 0 for his last 31. I don’t have feelings towards the guy either way…it’s just that…holy gas mask he’s 0 for 31!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @huffin gas: You’re either huffing gas or wearing a gas mask, c’mon, can’t be both

      • huffin gas says:
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        @Grey: It’s the Zimmer stank that got to me this time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huffing gas or gas mask, you have to choose!

  36. Philomath says:
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    Do you like Avila or J.McCann for the rest of season?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Philomath: Whichever is hitting at the moment…I’m going with McCann right now

      • joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        those 8 runners left on base really hurt last night from Avila

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s it? He’s done?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He gets one game to prove himself?

  37. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    AL only minaya or belisle for saves. i have giles/rogers/minaya/j.wilson (holds too)

  38. FrankGrimes says:
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    Rizzo gots 2b eligibility now too!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: yeah au rizz day!

  39. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto, 10tm. I’m in first by about 8 pts, I’m in top of most categories except wins(currently 9th). I made the trade for Kershaw then he got hurt, Ray is on the DL and my other pitchers are quintana, wacha, Fulmer, tanaka, salazar, Severino and taillon. I have 78 wins in 9th, 4th place has 83 wins so I’m not too far out at all. In homeruns I’m 2nd, 4th is 26 hrs behind me, and RBIs I’m in 2nd and 3rd is 59rbis behind me. With all that said my question is should I try to trade for wins or just be patient? My trade pieces would be either rizzo, Braun, Fulmer, and quintana. I have a few cubs diehard fans that’ll overpay for quintana and Rizzo. Ha. My of are: J.D., A. Jones, Herrera, Mancini, Braun, Dyson and trea when healthy. If I trade rizzo I still have Goldy at 1st and devers/Rendon at C.I. Sorry for the length but I want to win some money! As always thanks Gray!

      • Chisoxx_22 says:
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        @Grey: Bumgarner, Estrada or any top 10 arms

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Estrada is a top 10 arm? I’d trade one for Bum, but he’s no guarantee for Wins, the Giants suck

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Grey: yeah, good night how bad exactly is the SF prospect department, they call up guys ALL THE DAMN time, probably more than any other team, but not one of them is a highly ranked hitting prospect, yet i don’t think they’ve traded away a bunch of picks in last few years either, they just don’t have any clue what to draft it appears.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, could be, not sure

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Seems that way tho

  40. Matt says:
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    Points league dynasty-playing for the future more so than this season:
    Trade my Wil Myers for Souza? How close is this one?

    I have chris Davis, Josh Bell, and Rhys for 1b already and could use the OF. Thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Matt: Hold

      • Matt says:
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        How about expanding it to:

        My Myers, Wacha, milb Adames

        for his Souza, Schoop and an milb tucker or allard

        Would that be ok without an milb on his side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Agree with F

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey:

        What if its expanded to include:

        My Wacha, Myers, milb Adames

        for his Souza, Schoop, milb allard or tucker

        Would that one be okay without his milb?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  41. TomToms says:
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    Decided to drop Bradley Zimmer. Which of the following should I pick up?

    Domingo Santana
    Javier Baez
    Manuel Margot
    Jarrod Dyson

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TomToms: Margot

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Margot has been better over the last 30 Brah!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Duda!

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: WET TAIL!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I miss him, and his runny poop

        • TomToms says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: I had Margot as my top choice too but decided to go with Grey’s choice. Thanks for the input!

      • TomToms says:
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        @Grey: Ok, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. Benintendo64 says:
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    Cueto worth an add over Ryu or Taillon?

  43. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the hey, home boy,

    Berrios or Ed-Rod ROS?

    Berrios or streamer ROS?

    Love yas!!!

  44. Wywyz says:
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    Need SP in ny standard redraft league. Andrew Heaney or Odorzzi worth a shot? If so, should I drop Story or Foltyneticz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wywyz: These SPs are streamers

  45. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, piggybacking off of your buy/sell on Friday, a little Story time:

    I’m in first in a 12-team deep ESPN league where I have already clinched a first-round bye and therefore won’t have to focus for the next three weeks. I have Trevor Story as my UTIL but am getting antsy, so can you rank these free agents compared to Story ROS, but mainly for the last month, if that makes a difference?

    Story, Bour (will he be back?), Peraza, Galvis, Zimmer, Schebler, Renfroe, Moreland.

    Thanks, Fantasy Lothario!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: I’d want to see who’s hot in two and half weeks

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: Makes sense, might just hold Bour for now in case he gets healthy, can always cut him for a schmotato. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

        • mrm3711 says:
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          @mrm3711: *pick up and hold Bour and drop Story, that is. Since position doesn’t matter and it’s a bench spot for now anyways, can’t hurt?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Can’t hurt to hold Story for now either

            • mrm3711 says:
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              @Grey: Touche, hombre.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Bad hombre?

  46. PatPat says:
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    Pirela or Hoskins ROS for a redradt Util spot?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @PatPat: Hoskins

  47. Curious George Springer says:
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    I’ve owned Gausman for his last six starts (since July 7), and on my team he’s given me 35 IP, 3.31 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 10.95 k/9, and 4 QS.

    Over that span he’s been about as good as Luis Castillo (I added Castillo on July 8), who has provided 38 IP, 3.32 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 7.34 k/9, and 4 QS.

    Who knows whether Gausman keeps things going, but he’s been pretty valuable for his owners. The WHIP isn’t gorge, but the Ks certainly are. Obviously (to me) you’ve got to keep riding Gausman, and I’d rather own him than Castillo in a H2H league, since Castillo will probably get shut down.

  48. Tim says:
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    In a keeper league do I drop Miggy for Rhys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  49. joeg414 says:
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    Looks like Woodruff is starting in Col. on Sat , so is J.Garcia vs the Mets a better replacement stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        you like any of these other choices for the week ,:Cashner vs Whitsox, MMoore and or Stratton vs Philly and A.Heaney vs Bal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moore @ home

  50. Jerrry says:
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    Drop Miggy for Tim Beckham or Aaron Hicks? Keeper league, but I won’t be keeping Miggy this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  51. Greg says:
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    Pollack worth holding on to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Instead of who?

  52. Not your average Joe says:
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    I have a surplus of RPs, slumping OFs, and a dearth of pitchers. Which of the following do you think I should target in trade offers? Darvish, Greinke, Happ, S.Gray, Morton, Judge, Yoenis?

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft. (Currently in 1st)
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – K.Seager; SS – Machado; OF – Merrifield, Duvall, Melky ; Util – Smoak; Bench – Souza, Santana, Pham ; DL – Correa
    SP – Severino, Wood, Taillon, Salazar
    RP – Holland, Greene, Doolittle, Rosenthal, Vizcaino, Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them for right price

  53. swaggerjackers says:
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    @Grey: Which Coors bust is a better option to take a flyer on for some late season magic: Story or CarGo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  54. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (3) SP: deGrom, Severino, Lynn
    (2) RP: Knebel, Ramos
    (4) P: Hand, Betances, Ryu, McHugh
    (6) Bench: J. Gray, Morton, Gausman, Chacin, Eickhoff

    (2) DL: McCullers, Familia

    Should I be adding Rodon OR Bauer for upside? I could drop Eickhoff right now for one, and maybe drop someone else for the other? Or considering their upcoming matchups, should I not add them right now? Here are their upcoming matchups:

    Rodon @LAD (-0.6), vs. MIN (8.3)
    Bauer @KC (-5.2), vs. BOS (-8.2)

    I suppose I could drop Chacin after I stream him vs. WSH (7.7) on Thurs assuming either of them of still available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s Eickhoff’s upcoming matchup? Don’t drop Chacin

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: @ SF. He was a solid stream this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  55. Jp says:
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    8 keepers. No penalty. Shallow league. OBP and Slug.

    Playing for next year…

    Arenado, Stanton

    Keep 6 more:
    Chris Taylor,
    Gallo,
    Bogaerts,
    Marte,
    Dejong,
    Villar,
    Thames,
    Fisher,
    Buxton,
    Pederson,
    Gennett,
    Cozart,
    Happ,
    Altherr,
    Backham

    Sps: verlander, Salazar, peacock

    On waivers: Rosario, M Taylor, Bell, Hoskins, Dom Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great… Hoskins, Beckham, Marte, Taylor, Gallo, Xander

  56. Fogimon says:
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    Was waiting for Rizzo 2B eligibility for 6 weeks, and now that its finally here, I’m not as excited. Not even sure if I should slide him over after Odor’s monster breakout!

    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Shaw
    SS – Beckham
    MI – Odor
    CI – Hoskins
    OF – Pollock
    OF – Braun
    OF – Domingo
    OF – Yelich
    OF – Kemp
    U – Mancini

    Bench – Marte, Adams, Simmons, Duda

    Is it worth sliding Rizzo over to MI and benching Odor? For who? I need HR AND SB!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To play who?

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: any of those bench bats.

        Odor for Marte, Adams, Simmons, or Duda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These guys are better?

          • Fogimon says:
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            @Grey: they aren’t. That’s why I’m not excited for Rizzo-2B. Much ado about nothing.

            Rizzo 2B? Nope. Rizzo 2-not-2B.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, exactly!

  57. Ralphy says:
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    Ok so Eduardo Rodriguez, McHugh or Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? McHugh

  58. Fogimon says:
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    Alex Wood a top 10 pitcher next season?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Fogimon: He’s right there at 10-through-12.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  59. Slimcompoop says:
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    I think the Stream-o-nator has a mechanical boner for Jharel Cotton. It always gives him a rating of $3-to-$8 and then he goes out and throws a turd. Dude hasn’t pitched a quality start in two months. You da poop!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, I’m the poop!

  60. SDub88 says:
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    Syndergaard was just dropped. Pick him up and stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  61. Fox says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop Story or Gyorko to make room for Hoskins?

    12 team H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  62. demribbies says:
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    Starting Castillo @CHC in a QS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  63. Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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    I am stacking up pitchers to see who can help come the week of Sept 4th. H2H, 12 teamer. Some will get dropped depending on matchups, trend.

    My unstable stable includes: Kershaw, Verlander, Severino, Cobb, Gausman, Lackey and Wacha. Ryu, Castillo, Chacin, Faria and Happ on the wire. Would you swap any?

    Also, LoMo sure has come back to earth…predictable given his career stats. not gonna cut him yet but eyeballing Hoskins. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Hoskins — Your last 4 SPs are streamers as well as the wire

      • Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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        @Grey:

        Sad state of affairs! Chase Anderson back soon. Another streamer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He is

          • Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues says:
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            @Grey:

            Helpful. Here is my plan then. Criticism welcomed!

            Drop Wacha and Cobb. Keep Gausman and Lackey for now. Pick up Hoskins and
            Noah hoping for a grand return on the latter.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Makes sense!

  64. GregJeffries says:
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    Great I’ll read as always!
    Roughly, where do you see Darvish and Severino landing in the rankings for 2018?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      50-75

  65. Allan says:
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    Hey Grey, thoughts on Fulmer going forward? Someone dropped Ervin Santana and I was thinking of using my high-ish claim on him…

    So, Fulmer or Santana ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Ervin

      • Allan says:
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        @Grey: thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. tony says:
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    What do you think about buxton? The last month has cut down the k’s and it is batting over .300, do you think that he can turn it around for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth a flyer to see, why not?

  67. ferris says:
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    NL-only

    Need to drop 2 of 3

    McMahon (clear drop)
    Kintzler (no holds)
    Nova (man, has he been poison for a month)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Nova

  68. Phil Rizzuto is Alive!!! says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope that all is well. Have a conundrum this evening. Need to BENCH 2 out of the following:

    J. Turner
    Rendon
    Torenado
    Devers
    Rhys Hoskins
    Encarnacion

    I traded J. Turner (it goes through tomorrow), so it gets a little better, but I’m stuck. Tonight. Thinking Hoskins and Torenado (of the gimpy hand), but no clue. HELP! Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of matchups, but can’t bench Arenado in Coors — Prolly Rendon and Hoskins

  69. dtbran says:
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    Not sure if all are starting yet but how would you rank these bats for tonight, thanks!
    Odor vs Det (Verlander)
    ODB @ SD (Lamet)
    MTaylor vs Angels (Skaggs)
    CDavis @ SEA (Albers)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Davis, ODB

      • dtbran says:
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        @Grey: any faith in Miggy at TEX tonight vs Griffin or would he be behind ODB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try Miggy

  70. mthom42 says:
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    Think I’m taking Dever for next year. Would do you like ROS? Odor, Castro, Gennett. Getting tired of Odor’s stench

    • mthom42 says:
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      @mthom42: Sorry, Devers! He deserves the pluralism

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t Odor just have his best game in weeks last night?

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: yes, hopefully it’s not false hope. Been sticking out with him all season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  71. Jim says:
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    Hicks or Michael Taylor, ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  72. Curious George Springer says:
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    What do you think? Semien is available on waivers and I have Andrelton. I’m fighting to win the regular season championship in this H2H league, but I also want to be well-positioned for the playoffs.

    Semien seems like the obvious choice, but he hasn’t hit a homer in a couple weeks, while Andrelton seems to hit one every 10 days or so and get steals at the same rate. This is an OBP and SLG league that doesn’t use AVG. I think I’ve talked myself into holding Simmons, but will go ahead and post this and see what you think. Thanks!

  73. Stream Weaver says:
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    drop Happ for Dominic Smith? Happ aint playing a lot lately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it

  74. demribbies says:
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    who do you like as an OF4 tonight?
    Domingo R vs RHP Nova at Miller Park
    Parra L vs LHP Newcomb at Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra

  75. Mauricio Frid says:
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    Dickerson droppable in shallow leagues? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends for who but I’d likely hold

  76. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    For this season only, how do you rank these guys as a bench batter fill in type …

    Moncada, Rosario, Hoskins

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins, Moncada

  77. Taylor says:
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    What is wrong with the Rockies? I mean why call up McMahon and bench him every game? WTF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s so crazy, they hate playing prospects at 1B

  78. ichiro says:
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    Who is the drop for Corbin? 12 team, 5 keeper, 6×6:

    Marwin, O.Arcia,Thames, Happ, Souza?
    Is the Souzaphone out of tune?

    I’m thinking Marwin, since I for sure will not keep him, and I have 2b/SS covered by Ozzie, Yoan, Arcia, Happ…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin…Souza is the best player this year that you named

      • ichiro says:
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        @Grey: I love me some Souza. Stars and stripes 4 ever tatt’d on my chest

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now we’re talking!

      • ichiro says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, and this is my favorite most often checked website. I’m trying to click you some $1×10^-6 yo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Ichiro!

  79. ichiro says:
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    Marwin has been great, but I have Posey coming over in a trade to boost the Avg and OPS, and Marwin is not doing counting stats like the beginning of the season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

  80. Bone Crusher says:
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    Saw that Cotton was mentioned earlier in thread that SON always seem to love this guy. What’s ur take on him for dynasty purposes? Thanks For the input Grey love the read.

  81. Bone Crusher says:
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    Grey saw that Cotton was mentioned in the three ad earlier and SONs affection for him. For dynasty purposes what ur take on this kid? Thanks for the read!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could break out next year, but there’s nothing in his profile that says it’s coming… He’s a #4-5 starter at best right now

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        But billy beane is a genius!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, right?

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:

            Coincidence that Buffalo Bills GM is named Brandon Beane and they stink too?!?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, that’s no coincidence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see Uncle Fester with Devin

  82. The Harrow says:
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    some ray of hope MIL played villar at CF today.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @The Harrow:

      1-for-3 and a Steal!
      Pretty much his best game of the year.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @FrankGrimes: if you own him you know he’s been fine lately. here’s the OPS in last 27 plate appearances. .307/.333/.481 2 steals.

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          @The Harrow: main thing is that he shouldn’t be being benched for sogard or hernan probably ever. sogard was still getting at bats for a hot streak that was literally over 5 or more weeks ago. maybe villar’s defense is really bad, but it kinda has to be to explain this stupidity. and IF his defense IS bad he’s playing CF today.

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @The Harrow:
          Great 27 plate appearances haha
          Fuck him I say!

          • The Harrow says:
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            @FrankGrimes: ah yes, the owner previously but not now then.

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