Filling out an Evite, “You are invited to join us as our son Rafael Devers is called to the Torah for his Star Mitzvah.  At 10 o’clock in the morning at Temple Kev-in Youkilis across from Merloni’s Bar & Grill. A lunch of kugel and hot dogs will follow the ceremony. In lieu of gifts, please send prayers that Nathan Eovaldi can actually close games. Good Chavis to all.”  Been meaning to send these Evites out for a while, but I was waiting for Devers to finish his Hebrew classes and Alex Cora to name a closer. Yesterday, Devers went 4-for-5, 6 RBIs with his 13th and 14th homer, hitting .329. Think it might be surprising how well Devers is actually doing.  On the Player Rater, he’s breathing down the top 10 for all of fantasy. You hit for a high average, steal some bases, hit some home runs, and hit in the middle of a great lineup? Yeah, that was the recipe for fantasy latkes Andrew Benintendi had been using to make himself a top 20 player previously. Now he’s making the wackness.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

David Price – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.33.  Does that count as shoving? Have you heard this? When pitchers throw well people are saying the pitcher shoved. I’m not a snowflake (that I know of), but that sounds effin stupid.  I’d take the term ‘shove’ and shove it. Nah’mean?

Christian Vazquez – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. He had ten homers in four seasons combined!  Our Commissioner Manfred, “Hey, look at the birdie!” as he slides juiced balls into the umpire’s ball pouch.

Trent Thornton – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.18.  When you’re pitching for the BJs, you kinda have to suck.  Comes with the job.

Danny Jansen – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Not bad for the kid who played Jonathan on Who’s the Boss? Their question mark, not mine.

Luke Voit – Hit the IL with an ab strain. He should do crunches like me. I tape Nestle candy to my stomach as I’m sneaking into the theater then when the usher asks what that noise is under my shirt, I say, “I’m doing crunches.”  Kinda glad Voit was IL’d rather than him try to play at some point this week and have the IL stint end up some time in August. Hopefully, he’s able to return soon after the break.

Logan Morrison – Requested his release from the Yankees.  This is like when your friend says he wants to divorce his wife, who is way too good for him and you’re like, “Dude, just because the barista put a heart in the latte foam does not mean she’s into you.”

Domingo German – Will be activated from the IL today vs. the Mets. I looked to grab him in all leagues. Of course, I was unsuccessful because Grey can’t have wonderful. Stupid karma from past lives!

Steven Matz – Was moved to the bullpen until the break. Since Matz has a 6.10 ERA for the 1st time through the order, this sounds like a move that could pay off immediately for opposing hitters.

Zack Wheeler – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  Told you to buy Wheeler low about three starts ago. Since then, 4 ER in 19 1/3 IP with 20 Ks. Yup.

Jose Urquidy –  3 2/3 IP, 2 ER as he was called up to pitch in Coors. His minor league numbers are goofy spectacular (104/15 K/BB in 76 2/3 IP), so I’m at least cyclops’ing him, and at worse–Wait, ‘at worse’ is ‘at least,’ isn’t it? Hmm, painted myself into a semantics corner.  On a side note, Jose Urquidy used to go by the name Jose Hernandez, but changed it, and is claiming he’s only 24 years old. I wonder if we’re going to be singing about the dawning of the age of Urquidy!  The age of Urquidy! (That’s only lyrics I know from that song.)

Yuli Gurriel – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .272.  After the game, he called his son, Lourdes, asking, “Did you watch what your daddy did?”  Lourdes sighed loudly, like a brat, then, “It was in Coors.”

Trevor Story – 2-for-5, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I drank two five-hour energy drinks and I can hear my own hair growing.”

Jake Odorizzi – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.15.  Thrashed my ERA then came out of the game with a blister.  What’s worse, the only known cure is Moises Alou peeing on his hand.

Jason Castro – 3-for-4, and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .248.  A Castro hasn’t been this big of a hit since Che Guevara was wearing shirts with his own face.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .247.  He’d be on pace for 45 homers if he didn’t miss five weeks.  Zoinks!

Ross Stripling – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.45.  At no point this season has he shown me he’s capable of starting this year.  Streamonator thinks his next start is a go, and I think the robot doesn’t realize how off Stripling’s been this year.

Enrique Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Look at that, Kiké showing up on the day of Rafael Devers’s Star Mitzvah.

Kyle Hendricks – 3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.45 as he was activated from the IL.  I blame Hendricks for not coming back a day earlier to help me avoid Adbert Alzolaying the egg.

Adam Frazier – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .276, raising his average 24 points in two games. Something like nine for his last ten, and holy hot schmotatoes; he’s Batman!

Juan Soto – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .301.  Stay thirsty, Sexy Dr. Pepper!

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, and his 25th homer in the last three days.  Eugenio did a 180 from his month of June when he hit .180, or a 360 to his May when he hit .360, depending on his agility.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .242.  When Puig lets one fly!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Eric Thames – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, and his 3rd homer in four games.  I keep saying hot schmotato and grab him, but I’m not sensing the urgency. He can be a top 50 bat in the 2nd half.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-5 and his 31st homer.  About to start calling him Christinsanity.

Tyler Beede – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.64.  I could be remembering this wrong, but I feel like this is the 1st time all year I randomly streamed a guy and it worked out.

Evan Longoria – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers, and three homers in the last two games, and left is right and right is rain and Longoria is actually hot.

Kevin Pillar – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and his 2nd four-hit game in the past three games.  Okay, weird, wacky stuff, but the Giants hitters are about as hot as anyone right now.

Matt Strahm – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.42.  Strahm is so broke I hope he’s fixable, but I wouldn’t be hoping for that while he was on my team.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-4 and his 25th homer.  I only say this, like, three times a week, but I can’t get over that Wil Myers (1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer) became a bench bat for the Padres.  So crazy. Maybe they’ll trade him at the deadline and stockpile more future sexpots.

Brandon Lowe – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and slam (16) and legs (5), but then was removed from the game with a right leg contusion.  His left leg was like, “Yo, you gonna keep limping or get that checked out?” Legs stick together, especially when it’s humid.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.36.  Season-high strikeouts for Morton. You need to have ice in your veins to sell a guy who is at his absolute peak. But you ever peer over the side when at the peak? You’re peering down, aren’t you? You’re not peering up, are you?  Dude, I’m being philosophical!

Chance Sisco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, 3rd homer in the last four games and, well, he’s only had 49 ABs, so roughly a 50-homer pace. Give him those AB-ABs, and take a Chance on me! No foolsies, I picked him last week, and am kicking myself for dropping him when he had a day off.  Gonna go back in on him when he comes off waivers, if I can get him.

Aaron Nola – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.89.  Ain’t gonna say I told you he’d bounce back, because, brucely, I didn’t. I thought Nola was headed for a lost season.  Like the season with the hatch or the flash forwards.  Hows’ever, he now has three straight dominant starts (24 IP, 1 ER, 28 Ks), taking his ERA from a miserable 4.89 a full run better in three starts. From the looks of it, he found his feel for the curve. His fastball velocity has been down the last three starts (not terribly), but his curveball effectiveness has moved in a positive direction, which is 12 to 6. The 1st two Quality Starts were against the Mets and Marlins, so I thought it might’ve been matchups, but yesterday’s start in Atlanta was impressive, and vintage Nola, like Paul Prudhomme throwing a chef’s kiss.

Matt Carpenter – Hit the IL with “We can’t keep making up a reason why we don’t want to start him, can someone ask the trainer to make up an injury for him?” It’ll prolly take anywhere from 10 days to two months to heal.

Yairo Munoz – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .316, as he hits near-.400 in the last week.  Since Carpenter’s out, I have some quick love for Munoz.  If a chef is reading, à la Munoz.

Jose Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .285.  This was Jo-Ma’s best game of the season, and best offensive game of the season for any Cards hitter.  Okay, maybe not that, but it feels that way.

Jack Flaherty – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.90.  This won’t be surprising to you; Flaherty won’t be in my top 100 for the 2nd half that’s coming next week, but it would be shocking to March Grey.  *March Grey lowers his Pina Colada in the Maldives, “Don’t speak for me.”

Hunter Pence – Won’t return from the IL after aggravating his groin in rehab games.  What kind of games were they and did they involve keys in a fishbowl?

Elvis Andrus – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 17th, 18th and 19th steal, and one was a steal of home. He’s only the 5th player to steal home three times in a season since 1975.  Find someone who loves you like Andrus loves to steal home.

Delino DeShields – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  If this were the 2nd game of the 2015 season, I’d be screaming I told you so about DeShizz.

Mike Minor – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.54.  Regression Fairies take your well-manicured hands and get away from Minor!

Jake Bauers – 4-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .237. He’s now six for his last seven.  The Ghost of Ted Williams, “That’s pretty good,” then Ted sneezes and, “I feel like I have a head cold.”

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.74.  At least he was staying on brand yesterday with being a PITA.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-3 and his 23rd homer, hitting .238.  Soler hitting ’em where the sun don’t shine!  In the night sky.  What did you think I meant?

Adalberto Mondesi – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department climbed on top of a desk and screamed, “We celebrate July 4th because it’s the anniversary of Will Smith’s best movie!”

  1. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Gallen with 37 pitches, 2ER, 2Ks, 2IP, RAIN Delay then pulled.

    Flaherty a dumpster fire (63 PITCHES through 2 innings, managed to get into 4th. Not sure when he threw 7Ks, but ESPN says so.

    2/7 of my pitching spots for the week a disaster once again. (hurt feelings report)

    16 team H2H Keeper LEAGUE:

    Start Quantrill vs. Giants tonight? Not sure i can stomach Longoria dropping bombs on my pitching staff.
    But, who’s staff hasn’t been maddening this season?

    Thanks!

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      I completely feel your pain. At this point, I am pretty much throwing anyone out there and hoping for the best. Juiced ball Madness-

      • KrazyIvan says:
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        I had Gallen (delay), Musgrove (delay) and Strahm who was obliterated by the the San Francisco Giants. I’m trying to remember the last time I had a great pitching outing in my H2H team and remembered that it was by Frankie Montas.

    • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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      On the other side of the coin, I had Musgrove going last night and, as I listened on the radio, he was nearly perfect for three innings. Really needed something good to happen for my team, as my pitching’s been horrendous this year (though the average ERA in our league is around 4!). Of course, rain delay and his night is done.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Musgrove looked great, until rain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you got off easy with Gallen

      I wouldn’t mess with Quantril (which means he’ll be awesome)

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Perfect game!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • Hebrew Hammer says:
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      So start Quantrill tonight?

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Fantastic report.

    a. Can someone solve the riddle for me of how Strahm…

    1. Was positive on SON (like 10.7$ around game time)
    2. pitched in Petco, facing the Giants

    …and yet gave up so many hits (11 gulp?). Hey but in your school of peripherals that you always like talking about his 7/1 K/BB was really gorgeous! Dropped him for the 4th and last time this year. Maybe the wind was blowing out in SD, the famous Santa Ana’s that some of our SD readership spoke of this year. Maybe we can get a Santa Ana blowin’ in SoCAL report? Grey? You there?

    b. We should call Eric Thames The River again, ‘member my failed attempt from 2 years ago? Like the river Thames, Eric Thames=The River, nuclear holocaust avoided.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for July 3

    Running away from the cops 2 days ago in Buck Privates, 1941, Abbott and Costello decide to duck into a makeshift movie theater turned into army recruiting office (’cause duh it was 1941) until the heat cools off.

    Abbott: We’ll hide in the movies.

    Costello: Yeah, and when we get in we’ll stay a long time.

    Abbott: Get a couple tickets.

    Costello: Okay.

    Costello: Whoop. What are you, a wise guy?

    Random guy in line: You want to fight? Take your coat off.

    Costello: It’s much cooler this way, ain’t it?

    Abbott: Go ahead, get a couple of tickets.

    Costello: What’s your hurry? We got rid of that dumb cop.

    Abbott: How much to get in?

    Cashier/Army Receptionist: Nothing. We’re going to give you $21.

    Costello: Oh, bank night. Giving any dishes away?

    Cashier/Army Receptionist: No, tin plates.

    Costello: Tin plates, what a novelty. Now we can start our new set.

    Cashier/Army Receptionist: Step inside.

    Abbott: Come on or we won’t get a seat.

    Costello: Hey, usher. Hey, you, what picture’s playing in here?

    Usher/Army Recruiter: You’re in the army now.

    Costello: Good, I never saw that picture.

    Loudspeaker: Calling Dr. Coldwater.

    Abbott: What’s this “Calling Dr. Coldwater?”

    Costello: It must be a double feature.

    Abbott: Ah, yes.

    First Army Recruiter/Person sitting at a desk: Draftee?

    Costello: Not a bit. Do you feel it?

    Abbott: No. I feel very comfortable in here.

    First Army Recruiter/Person sitting at a desk: Right over there.

    Abbott: Let’s register before the drawing starts.

    Second Army Recruiter/Person sitting at a desk: Step right up, boys. Sign right here, please.

    Costello: “Please”? What polite ushers.

    Abbott: Quiet!

    Second Army Recruiter/Person sitting at a desk: And let me have your signature right there, please.

    Abbott: I’d be delighted. And I hope I win.

    [Abbott is convinced that there is some kind of a lottery which will take place.]

    Second Army Recruiter/Person sitting at a desk: Congratulations, men. We’re glad to have you in the army.

    Abbott and Costello (in unison): Thanks. What?!

    [Haha, 1941 version of Punk’d]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Lawl says:
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      People can have good luck, or bad luck. It depends how much karma has been built up in ones life or past life.

      Omg nuclear war lawl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Don’t think you can own Strahm anymore

      B. Yes, I do remember, and he’s hitting like he’s playing in London

      C. This was one of my favorites by them too

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        So glad Odubel’s case was dropped. What the H? The attacker and his victim walked out of the court house hand in hand!!! He gave her an offer she couldn’t refuse. Man, I thought that only happened in movies and the mafia.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          Yeah

  3. Twins Peaker says:
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    I’ve been trying to trade Rodgers for awhile as I’m done with Rockies prospects. I wound up getting a $25×3 Justin Upton for him straight up. I did well, right?

    Points keeper league

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Don’t know anything about league depth or Rodgers cost but sounds fine. $25 Upton doesn’t sound like a great keeper off the bat but I’d rather have him than Rodgers ROS…

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Sorry should have included context.

        $300 cap. Here are some 2019 prices:

        Harper $81
        Trout $90
        Bregman $70
        Yelich $80
        Arenado $76
        Godly $56
        Tendon $50
        Freeman $60
        Rizzo $60

        Top name pitchers are $50-$75

    • Grey

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      Sounds fine

  4. Brian says:
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    Who do you like better to stash on the bench as a possible keeper, jp Crawford or willie Calhoun, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willie

  5. Licketty Splits says:
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    Yesterday I was fearing the regression fairies would get Chase BUT I was wrong as I foolishly picked up Strahm based on a 16plus SON rating ….ugh. Maybe you can plug the robot into a 220 Volt outlet just to see if it helps?? Or maybe I just want retribution …but yea that one hurt. I totally forgot you’ve been off on him for a while.
    Just another (not so quiet) night at work but taking a few moments to bitch about my bad choice.
    Does it seem like JoMart gets more playing time now since he seems to be heating up & with Carpenter shelved??

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Strahm got me too, if you can’t start a guy against the Giants….

      I think so on JoMart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think Strahm’s done

      Agree with DT

  6. toolshed says:
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    Stripling still in the stretch out process (second start since taking Hill’s spot). He was up to 81 pitches yesterday but didnt make it out of the 5th. His era is good at 3.45 for the season but the relief innings help it. His first 2 starts were not that great although he generated 12 k in 9 2/3 innings. Who is the cut out of stripling or gallen? I have to make room for German. Thx

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d keep Gallen for the upside but I do have a feeling he’s gonna get sent down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, Stripling has a 3.24 ERA as starter with a 4.02 ERA as reliever, which surprised me too

      Agree with DT

  7. Watson says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Jack Flaherty or Carlos Martinez ROS?

    Can Flaherty be ownable in a 12 teamer?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Apples to Oranges but I’d want Flaherty unless really desperate for saves. Still owning Flaherty in all formats, I think he’ll sort this out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Taylor says:
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    For those of us with good karma, are we starting German @NYM today? He was not good in his rehab start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  9. JC says:
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    Please rank Thanes, , Renfroe, Soler for the rest of the season

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Soler, Renfroe, Thames for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. JC says:
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    Thames, sorry

  11. Quando says:
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    Drop Strahm to Stash Luzardo?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo is hurt according to some comments below, I haven’t heard yet

  12. Bats says:
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    Bench one

    Murphy vs Hou (Wiley)
    Olson vs Min (Gibson)
    Laureano vs Min (Gibson)

    • Bats says:
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      Actually, just start one from this list. Sorry

      • Bats says:
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        H2H points

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Start Murphy…Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  13. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk alert***

    Pruitt bulking for the Rays vs. the O’s.

    Fred McGriff – I tried to reply to your comment last week but the system must’ve thought I was a bot, I do the bulk alert by just researching every morning (going through various beat writer twitter feeds basically, haha). You can see them up to date on twitter @Opener_News

    Voit to the DL. Would you drop Hunter Strickland, Jameson Taillon, Glasnow, or Matt Strahm (first three on the DL, Strahm needs the disgraceful list….), 12 team mixed league.

    • baby seal says:
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      Lose Strahm! He’s been awful for over a month now. If he can’t make it work @ SF… then when and where??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with Baby Seal, Strahm

    • Crime dog says:
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      Thanks PTI! I use your comments quite often so thank you

  14. Brill says:
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    Drop Romo to stash Luzardo? He’s my 5th closer at the moment.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sure if you don’t need him

      • Btdrnks says:
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        Luzardo exited yesterday’s game with a late injury. Not sure you want to make that move until we hear more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo’s hurt

  15. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Start Dylan Cease home vs. DET? I picked him up a few days ago when SON loved him at $10+…now he’s just barely negative.

    Same question for Yu Darvish @ PIT? Dude blows my mind how he can dominate the Dodgers, but get wrecked by everyone else.

    Last question…apologies in advance…would you own Sisco over alfaro?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d start both unless there’s a tight innings limit

      Alfaro for me

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks Mr. Teeth. Needed a little reassurance, no innings restriction; just fear of having 2 major blowups. I’ve been fantasy baseballing for 20 years in all formats…never before have I seen so many pitchers get absolutely wrecked regularly.

        Will HODL Alfaro…Sisco is still on the wrong side of the platoon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks Brothah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Wow Greg Holland is so worthless. I’ve never seen a closer on a team that has 43 wins at the all star break and have a 2.9 era have such little value. What a huge bum.

    • Ivanmakebasket says:
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      Roenis Elias picked up the closer role for Seattle like a month into the season after the Strickland injury and then the swarzak trade, and that was well after Seattle’s early hot streak and roenis only has 1 less save than Holland on the season. Why do I own this bum Holland when roenis is a free agent?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, absolutely awful

  17. The Other JC says:
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    Please rank top 4. Ratios matter. Holds and saves are separate categories:

    Strop, Buttrey, Pagan, Alvarado, Minter, Newcomb, Swarzak, Baez

    • The Other JC says:
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      Add Dyson to the list please since The Giants are playing better.

      Part 2: best IL stash in a h2h league where my aim is to be best in September….Carrasco, Morrow, Salazar, Strickland, Caleb, Robertson. others I am missing??
      Gracias.

      And thanks again for the White Space Tribute

      • Donkey Teeth

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        Caleb is going to be back soon and should be owned. Carrasco would be the best stash from the rest.

        • The Other JC says:
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          I like Caleb too. My staff in a 12 teamer is Morton, Berrios, Castillo, Bieber, Paddack, Yonny and Lucchesi. So hard to find a spot???

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Alvarado, Pagan, Baez, Strop for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      Agree with DT

  18. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Great write up. Just had story and mondesi return (yay), which means I need to rain gold and drop someone good. Whose the drop?

    -Mazara
    -Conforto
    -Olson
    -Lourdes Gurriel
    -Kingery
    -Ohtani

    Also, does Brandon Workman have any value now that Eovaldi is the red sux closer ? I’m in a redraft standard 5×5 category 10 man league. There are other crappy closer options out there, or I may use that spot to target potential closers who may benefit from a trade . Naybe stash Strickland over him? Thanks !

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Mazara.

      Short term value for Workman, Eovaldi is still a ways away. I’d hold Workman over Strickland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. The Other JC says:
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    Just learned Rays doing a bullpen day today pushing my Yonny start from The Orioles to The Yankees. I hate bullpen days! So do I start him at home v Happ on Thursday? Had a QS versus them last out in NY but scary.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      H2H and deepr roto I would start him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. doubledown says:
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    I need to cut ONE player in a H2H Points League
    – B.Lowe
    – Trey Man
    – Meadows
    – Turner
    – McNeil

    Position doesn’t matter since I have flexibility and a UTIL to fill.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Lowe

      • doubledown says:
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        Thanks. I was leaning that way…..then he went 3/3 and died in the process. Turner is always DTD also, but good team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Brian says:
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    Thanks for all your sage advice!

    16 team dynasty league, though I am definitely competing this year (currently in second place). My pitching is banged up as my current SPs are:

    Kenta Madea, Jon Gray, a bunch of streamers (Tyler Mahle, Reynaldo Lopez, the recently demoted Ryan Yarbrough, and Bryse Wilson), and a bunch of injured maybes (Kluber, Carrasco, and Sean Manaea).

    Was just offered Ross Stripling and Dylan Cease for my Carlos Carrasco. Thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair but I’d hold if its full out dynasty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. Btdrnks says:
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    Welp, Luzardo is hurt again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  23. William Hung says:
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    Do I stream Griffin Canning @ TEX, Gibson @ OAK, or Fiers v. MIN if I want to lower my ERA and WHIP which is at 6+ and 1.9+ respectively?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Fiers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • William Hung says:
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        SON has Fiers at -9.7… do I dare to go against the robot overlord?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? Wow, I don’t know the matchup, but seems fine… Twins are banged up right now

  24. Fleeced says:
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    Jram and K Davis are available.

    Who would you pick up to replace either

    Eloy, Conforto or Kingery? And who would you devote more of your FAAB to?

    Redraft league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, JRam over Kingery

  25. Curtis Jones says:
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    La Stella also fouled a ball off his knee (or just below his knee) so hard that he was carried off the field. The bases were loaded, and that was not the result I was looking for. Hope he’s ok.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Yeah, that did not look good. At first I thought he hit his knee which could have been worse, hopefully its just a bruised shin and nothing more.

  26. RobMac says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great stuff as usual. Always look forward to the daily post.

    11-team roto 6×6, avg and OBP.

    I’ve had Kyle Tucker stashed for a while but no clear path to playing time.

    At this point would you drop him for Biggio (who is a solid OBP play and schmotatoing) or hold out for a few more weeks until the trade deadline passes?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold Tucker a little longer if you can afford to but the swap is fine too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go Biggio

  27. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Morning,

    Tyler O’Neill or Eric Thames?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Thames for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  28. MJP says:
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    A) GoldSHIT & Matt Chapman, or

    B) Machado & Yandy

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A for me but it’s close. I think Grey will like B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, coin flip… I’d prolly go A

      • RICE says:
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        haha… Grey lowers his Pina Colada in the Maldives, “Don’t speak for me.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hehe

  29. Why do I own multiple Padres pitchers? says:
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    Are Strahm and Logan Allen holds or streamers ROS in a 12 team? I just spent back nights watching them get lit up by Austin Slater and Kevin Pillar (which I wouldn’t recommend) and feel like I could do better with Streamonator.

    • knucks says:
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      Both are streamers and for what its worth, the SON liked Strahm’s start last night.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Streamers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  30. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

    Mondesi activated from DL, who should I drop?

    Vazquez, Bellinger, Gurriel, Baez, Lindor, Trout, Do. Santana, Mercado
    Util: Olsen, Hiura
    Bench: Cooper, Albies

    Gioloto, Price, Lucchesi, Canning, McKay, An. Sanchez
    W. Smith, Colome, Hendriks, Kennedy, Romo

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Cooper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  31. toolshed says:
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    Eric Thames, mazara, Daniel Murphy ros. Please rank obp league. Thanks

    Btw, every time I think mazara is going to get hot and/or finally break out, he goes back to his usual disappearing act.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Mazara, been such a bore

      Murphy, Thames

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        Mazara hits bad righties well; useless against lefties and good righties. He’s a streamer type hitter IMO

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  32. JJ says:
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    10-team h2h with SLG/OBP/TB but no BA

    Starters:
    C Molina
    1b Hoskins
    2b Mondesi
    3b Machado
    Ss Bogaerts
    LF Soto
    CF Yelich
    RF Dahl
    U ?

    Bench:
    Tatis
    Muncy
    Ohtani
    Yordan
    Goldschmidt
    B. Lowe (only backup for cf/rf)

    1. Which bench guy do you use at U?
    2. Drop Lowe for Senzel, Soler, Laureano, Biggio? Lowe’s flexibility is nice on the bench but maybe it’s deep enough to just grab Soler.
    2. Drop any of the others for Eloy, Lourdes?

    You already told me to make a trade and I got Scherzer for a hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Play matchups 2. Laureano 3. Nah

  33. toolshed says:
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    And are you starting German today or waiting to see how he does? Roto league. He only had one rehab start after not pitching for a few weeks. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own him, but would start him unless I heard he was only throwing a few IP as an Opener

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And I haven’t heard (yet)

  34. godshamgod1 says:
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    Who are the SP trade targets for the second half? If i need pitching help who do i look at to try to acquire? Can i get a few names?

    Are we really going to have to pay up for some studs to get help because to me the second and third tiers of pitchers don’t look like great trade targets with all the regression fairies possibly showing up.

    Thanks for all the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer, Wheeler, Marquez, Nola

  35. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Is Tucker still worth stashing for this year?

    My options are:
    1) Grab another bench bat in Thames or Soler
    2) Use spot as a second streamer spot
    3) Stash Luzardo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  36. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team OBP (2-Catcher league) 5×5 with QS and (Saves+Holds)

    It’s a 2-year keeper league.

    The guy in 9th place has some good expiring contracts. I’m within reach of the lead and have some stud keepers.

    He has Yasmani Grandal, Mondesi, Betts, Jake Bauers, Corbin, and Hader that are second year guys.

    My Catchers are Garvin and Sisco and are both $10 Year 1.

    Good keepers are $10 Kingery, $2 Vlad, $5 Eloy J, $5 V.Robles, $14 J-Upton, $10 Fried, and $4 Betances.

    What would be a good offer to get Mondesi to help with SBs?

    What do you think about Grandal, Betts, Bauers, Corbin, and Hader ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles, Dellin and Fried for Mondesi?

  37. Travis Hafner says:
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    Trying to swing the awfulness of Goldy for an arm. Got a bite for Mike Minor. Too cheap? I’m deep in big bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels too cheap

  38. Mr Baseballl says:
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    Offered Aníbal Sánchez for
    Ross Stripling which side Grey

    Happy 4th man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

      Thanks! You too!

  39. Five-on-One says:
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    2nd Catcher question for a 2-catcher league:

    Ianetta, Hedges, Sisco or Jansen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sisco

  40. Joe says:
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    Would you trade a $7 Moncada or $8 Riley ($260 budget) for a Kershaw rental in a 5×5 OBP league?

    They’re both currently bench players for me, but there’s more of a chance I use Riley since he’s OF eligible. We still have some guys like Adell available that I could use as a replacement stash for down the line if I move Riley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  41. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank for 12-team 5×5 league:

    Soler, Braun, Dixon, Verdugo, Jose Martinez.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • Five-on-One says:
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        Thanks – Where does Cooper fit on that list?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2nd

          • Five-on-One says:
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            Sorry to do this again, but just saw your desire for Pillar below and saw that Calhoun is also available.

            Can you place him and Calhoun on the list too? (Calhoun feels last to me)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re last

  42. baldy says:
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    With Blake Treinen coming back today or tomorrow would you recommended cutting
    Liam Hendriks or do you think they might keep him at closer even with Treinen back?
    I did pick up José Alvarado off waivers yesterday.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait to see a clean save or two

      • baldy says:
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        Thanks again!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. Rick says:
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    Dynasty daily root: Othani or Kingery? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

  44. Five-on-One says:
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    Apologies in advance for the long list of MIs. Please rank (top three only) for a 12-team 5×5 league:

    Odor, Adames, Barreto, Goodrum, Holt, JP Crawford, DannysAntana, Galvis, Adam Frazier, Yairo, Arcia, Enrique Hernandez, Eduardo Nunez…

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, Antana

  45. MarvPesos

    Jishy says:
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    Hey Grey & Commenters,
    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATs OPS league

    Hard to calculate such a big trade:

    A) Rizzo, Blackmon, Buehler, McKay, Heaney, Giles, 2nd round pick (14th round)

    B) Freeman, JoRam, Greinke, Strasburg, Price, Chapman, 10th round pick (22nd round)

    The way I see it, B is the winner but has more risk with JoRam but a nice bump to Pitching, is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B wins

      • MarvPesos

        Jishy says:
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        Does B still win if Wheeler is in instead of Strasburg?

        A) Rizzo, Blackmon, Buehler, McKay, Heaney, Giles, 2nd round pick (14th round)
        B) Freeman, JoRam, Greinke, Z. Wheeler, Price, Chapman, 10th round pick (22nd round)

        thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  46. Cable says:
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    H/H points 12 team redraft……M Olson & Ohtani are FA’s ……thinking about dropping Meadows & A Riley to pick them up …do neither,either one or other or both….thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani over Riley

  47. bigbear says:
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    12 team H2H – I need some pitching depth for the playoffs and an upgrade at 2B.

    Which deal do you prefer? Or neither?

    Trade 1:
    Send Soroka, JD Martinez, and Lowe
    Get Mondesi and Stras (I’d dominate SB)

    Trade 2:
    Send Soroka, JD, Lowe
    Get Verlander, K Davis (I would slide Hiura into 2B and this makes up for some lost power)

    Current team:
    C – a warm body
    1B – Bellinger
    2B – Lowe
    3B – Suarez
    SS – Trea
    CF – Acuna
    OF – JD, Santana
    Util – Ohtani, Kingery
    Bench – Alvarez, Voit, T Anderson, Pence
    NA – Huira (still haven’t activated him)

    SP – Soroka, Marquez, Bieber, Flaherty, Castillo, Paxton, Giolito
    RP – Yates, Jackson

    DL – Weaver, Strickland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2

  48. RobW says:
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    Hi

    A. Would you start Clevinger today after his horrible start from a few days ago?

    B. Should I drop Yadier for Vazquez or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. No idea who he’s facing, but maybe

      B. Yes

  49. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey/DT/Cram!

    salary keeper 10 tm QS + OPS

    Is my Buehler for his Devers fair? Trying to dish Nola instead but he will most likely want Buehler. You guys would rather give Nola even though hes heating up, correct?

    Contreras Buehler
    Hoskins Nola
    Torres Marquez
    Bryant Ray
    Macho Stroman
    Mercado Gallen
    Dahl Ed Rod
    Gallo Cease
    Tatis C. Smith (DL)
    Mondesi RP: Alvarado, Kelley, C. Mart
    BN: Dozier, Hiura, Conforto

    Odd man out is then Mercado and Devers takes over 3rd.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Woops sorry that looks super confusing now – was supposed to be spaced out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds more than fair, would prefer to give Nola, but could go either way

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Thanks, G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. baby seal says:
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    Need to replace Voit at CI for the next few days…

    – Cooper vs Strasburg today, then 3 @ATL
    – Diaz, you think he plays all 4 games vs NYY?
    – Bruce, same thing, not sure he’ll play @ATl, then 3 @NYM
    – Franco? Same as Bruce
    – Sano @OAK, then 3 vs TEX, not sure on playing time here either
    – Adams on WSH (HON, is that what u guys call it??) really likes him, vs MIA then 3 vs KC.

    Going to propose what I think since that’s more interesting than just asking for the answer!
    – Cooper, Sano, Adams, Diaz seem like the top 4
    – Sano most upside but batting 7th and who knows if he plays, Adams more guaranteed playing time, looks like Cooper isn’t playing? hmm, Diaz sat a game and has been batting 3rd/4th (and has hit the Yanks well, I know as a fan)

    How am I doing G?? Looks like Adams!? Or u like Diaz / Sano better?

    Would be interested more in how u get to your answer than just the answer itself. Teach a man how to fish!

    Thanks!!
    Seal (in need of fish)

    • baby seal says:
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      You also seem to like Thames, so how does that change it for ya, if at all?

      • Crime dog says:
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        I luhh dis pic baby seal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • baby seal says:
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            ppl like the baby seal

        • baby seal says:
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          hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

      • baby seal says:
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        thanks bro

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  51. Dave D says:
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    Well, led by my powerhouse behind-the-dish duo of Christan V. and J. Castro I finally passed your Giancarlo-less mess of an offense in HR’s in out DC. I fully expect two more HRs from the illustrious K. Pillar tonight, and Greg Jefferies, aka J. McNeil should get me 5 more hits and one run scored.

    Geez, I wish I could dump R. McMahon on you, as well as his long lost great uncle, Ed. Congratulations you have won the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, Mr. Albright! Here’s your oversized check for $8 million pesos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice! I needed one guy like a Pillar, who gave me something

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        So sad when I want Pillar

        • Dave D says:
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          Yeah. We were both guilty of not drafting Brandon Dixon there for some stupid reason. I have no excuse since I drafted him on my first two DC’s. ODB is really helping me though.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, I had bad luck and some stupid unforced errors

  52. Ben says:
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    Offered DJ L. for my Luis Castillo. Need to keep Castillo, right?

    And do you think Eduardo Escobar is a top 30 bat ROS? Close?

    Thanks!

    • Ben says:
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      As a follow up, if I can swap my Castillo for J. Soto that’s a no brainer, yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Soto

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Escobar near top 30

      • Ben says:
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        Thanks, would you take DJ Lemehieu for my Castillo? Think that’s not enough.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not enough

  53. CTFDU says:
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    Hi Grey and DT. I need to drop 2 players to open a space for Mondesi and Stream Pitcher. No Dinasty, 15 teams, 5×5 OBP.

    Benintendi
    Yordan
    Domingod
    Tatis
    Conforto
    Dahl
    Riley
    Gleyber
    Meadows (he´s been dead for a month now)

    The others (which I am not considering for droping)
    Acuña
    Machado
    Wilson Contreras (only catcher in my team)
    Albombso

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

      • CTFDU says:
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        And the other one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess Meadows, you should make some trades

  54. Mex says:
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    Man has Altuve fallen off the cliff…is it all injury related? He can’t be declining already can he?
    He is only 29.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He could, but he did have a decent game yesterday, though Coors

  55. Prog Nation says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I’d mentioned this last week, but want to see if your expert analysis is still the same. Mondesi is back. In 10 team H2H Do I still drop

    Nick Senzel
    or
    a cooled off Conforto
    or
    Hiura.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  56. Steve Blackman says:
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    Drop Chavis or Cooper for Thames in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

  57. Dr Y says:
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    Scooter or Biggio at 2b. 6 x 6 w ops

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

  58. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    c-Narváez
    1- EE
    2- Muncy
    3-Javier Báez
    SS- Tatis
    OF- Mookie, Springer, Domingo
    Util- Ohtani, Mallex
    Bench- Goldy, Albies, and Segura

    SPs- Corbin, German, MadBum, Robbie Ray, Dallas, Happ, Gibson, Jon Gray
    RPs- Ottavino and T Watson

    1) Who do I lose to activate Cease (or wait to see what he does tonight)?
    2) Do you think I should add Thames based on roster above or no room?
    3) I hate having 3 bench bats—thoughts on what to do–trade?

    Apologies in advance, for breaking down the whole squad and having a ton O’ questions today.
    I’m hovering in 6th place and want to tighten my team for the 2nd half stretch.

    thanks g money!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Gibson 2. Nah 3. Goldy and Albies

      • ryanoger says:
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        As in, look to trade Goldy and Albies, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • ryanoger says:
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            Think if I can get Nola for Goldy and Albies that’d be solid for me?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Seems like a bit of a overpay, but could work out

              • ryanoger says:
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                Thanks man, helps a ton, appreciate it!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  59. Fred says:
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    Whats your thoughts on Miguel Rojas? Going to be in a BUY article soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems unlikely

  60. Mark Maharaj says:
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    Jose Urquidy? Diamond or wait and see?

    Chase Andersen, Tyler Beede, or Jeff Samajada or the above….who rather have

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None, guess try Urquidy

  61. Travis Hafner says:
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    Tidbits:
    1.) Adams on Seattle (Reliever) is absolutely nasty. Watched him blow away Goldy and Dejong last night bad. His slider is disgusting. K/9 and numbers agree, but Deff a name to watch when regression (likely) hits Elias

    2.) Do we care about Salazar? Apparently there’s good reports out of rehab from him, but we know his injury risk. Also, he may be used as a reliever anyway. Worth a stash in 10 teams? If I knew he’d be a starter, I think I would.

    3.) Got burned by Logan Allen and Strahm in a bunch of leagues. Streaming is a crap shoot this year more than ever.
    And also, juiced balls must carry like air planes in Coors. Ridiculous the scores that get put up there every night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I saw him yesterday, 4 Ks, right?

      2. I’d stash and expect nothing

      3. Agreed, that was so unexpected w/ Giants on Petco too

  62. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you drop Chavis for YuGu? OBP league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

  63. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    R.I.P Tyler Skaggs. Love all you guys here on razzball. Thank you for all the good times!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, be well, MP

  64. sall goooood man says:
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    10 team H2H — 7×7 with TB, OPS, L’s & QS’s added
    Team A – Acuna, Bauer
    Team B – Dahl, Berrios, Caleb Smith, F. Vazquez

    who wins?

    • sall goooood man says:
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      alternative:
      Team A: Acuna, Clevinger, Raisel
      Team B: Dahl, Berrios, F Vazquez

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        A in both

  65. Immaculate Inning says:
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    KC’s offense isn’t that bad. I’m wondering if I should sit Clevinger until he gets a good start under his belt since coming of IL to protect ratios. Start or sit him tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KC? Seems borderline, I’d prolly start him if I owned him, but definitely risky

  66. Sam Jacobs says:
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    The ball is obviously juiced but the scheduling hasn’t helped pitchers this year either. Without doing any backtesting I can’t remember a season where pitchers turn around and face the same team again so quickly. Take Bauer for example, his last 4 outings:

    6/16 @DET – cgso
    6/21 vs Det – tagged for 10 hits, 5ER
    6/26 vs KC – 1 ER
    7/2 @ KC – 11 hits, 5 ER

    Just something I noticed because bauer has been infuriating

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Very true!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      interesting observation

    • bigbear says:
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      I’ve noticed that as well with a few pitchers. MLB needs to pony up for Rudy-bot to fix that!

  67. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    A) Nola – I said he was going to get better! Fastball command is the key, he was hitting his corners yesterday like he used to, which he was missing like crazy early on.

    B) Odorizzi – he needed a break, lol. been saying he was ready for the ASB. They DL’d him so they could skip his last start before the break, should have skipped a start like 2 weeks ago.

    C) Suarez – he has more HRs in 3 days then the 30 days prior. that’s both hilarious and amazing.

    D) Bauer – he had a good start through 6, then for some reason, Tito sent him back out in the 7th to get railroaded despite the fact he threw over 120 pitches the start before. Why does it always feel like managers mail it in half the time, and make decisions an inning too late that are obvious to you and me? they just hang out at the edge of the dugout spitting and scratching like they are some old dude on his porch staring into the face of senility (word of the day).

    E) Rangers donated some proceeds to Angel org yesterday and put Skaggs number on the mound, classy move. Also, glad Halos got the win yesterday. Trout had a moon shot that got knocked down by the crazy wind blowing in, the look on his face was priceless – utter confusion. Back to business.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Nice! That must be helping his curve, bc that looks like it’s much sharper

      B. Now he’s got his break with the blister

      C. Ha!

      D. Not sure, but someone mentioned something interesting above about him and his recent opponents

      E. Yup

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        A. Yeah, I looked at the highlights again. At least half of the Ks were either fastball on the low corners, or him throwing a breaking ball at the corner (like a fastball) that then went off it. Since batters are now respecting his ability to hit the corner they were biting at the junk falling off… I’m nearly convinced he had some mechanical issues he’s corrected now since his command has tightened up along with the sharpness on the curve.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s interesting… Makes sense too… command fastball and everything follows

    • bigbear says:
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      A) Good stuff. What type of bat represents your confidence level in Nola – A Pence/Santana type? A JD Martinez type?

      D) Analytic guys tend to say the 3rd time through the line-up is most dangerous. Combination of fatigue and more pitches seen by hitters to adjust. So with analytics taking more and more precedents, I’m surprised Bauer was back out there. Especially considering they just saw KC.

      E) +1 for the Rangers

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        After only 3 starts i’d say maybe around Voit, Chapman… but with more good outings against better teams rising to Rizzo, Muncy level.

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          Although, I’m with Grey in that I’d want the bat side in most scenarios, so if I was to acquire him I’d only do so if I pay less.

  68. Smell The Glove says:
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    I have to activate German, would you drop Heaney or Matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both? Matz

  69. ThatguyPeter says:
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    Was offered Mookie Betts and Kris Bryant for Josh Bell and Manny Machado. Crazy to think how much Josh Bell has ascended but seems like time to cash in, right? Grey, I wish I had your mid season rankings a week early. Thanks for all the good content.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts side

      • ThatguyPeter says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  70. The Mudkat says:
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    10 team 8 keeper, start four OF with Util spot. R/AVG/OPS/RBI/HR/SB/K are offensive categories. Looking to grab Soler for power. Have Blackmon, Just Dongs, Meadows, Kingery, Mercado, Mallex Smith, Conforto that are all OF eligible, but usually slot Kingery in at SS or 3B on off days for Polanco and Rendon.

    Worth a move for any of those? Could also move Stripling, Yammamoto, or Elfin at the back end of my rotation for Soler, or I could also use a pitcher as well, grabbing Jon Gray, Musgrove, or Kyle Gibson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yamamoto and Stripling for Soler/Musgrove

  71. AdamH says:
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    Pardon the catcher question:

    12 team 5×5 standard yahoo roto league

    ROS – Vazquez or Alfaro

    ROS – Hosmer or Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

      Olson

      • AdamH says:
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        You da man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you da man!

  72. Jr says:
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    Keeper league trade question for you. Standard league, plus walks and hits for batters, QS and k/9 for pitchers. 8 team h2h league with 5 unrestricted keepers every year. The trade is:

    Give: Trout and Bauer
    Get: Story, Scherzer, and bell

    Those three I’m getting would be my keepers, plus Bergman and Acuna.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade Trout

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        He’s a bum!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  73. Kailuaboy says:
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    Workman or Neris?

    • knucks says:
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      Neris for sure. Workman is not the closer. Neris is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knucks

  74. knucks says:
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    Just curious, you saw them say Barretto will play everyday over Profar at 2B, but that doesn’t change the fact that he is pretty much an AL only play as of now, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that, could be something, but hate that he’s batting 9th

  75. Dude at Dudes says:
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    My Trea Turner & Luis Severino for his Buehler? 6×6 QS, OPS

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      Turner for walker? No thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Grimey

  76. JC says:
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    Benintendi or Soler ROS?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      I’ma say Soler. Sadly…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  77. Cohen says:
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    Please rank?
    Marquez, Flaherty, C.Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German, Smith

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      Top 100 out next week and I’ve seen it. None of these guys are on it!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Grimey no spoilers

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          Ha. Hey I restocked some naked100 and they finally using plastic!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes yes a million times yes!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I only buy plastic at my store for all juices, like some kind of dolphin-hating person who loves plastic

  78. James Bolger says:
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    Start Clevinger tonight @ KC. ? SON positive @ $9.0.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds ok, risky, but think I would

  79. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Rather own Jose Martinez or Renanto Nunez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma

  80. Alex says:
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    Jose Alvarado the favorite for saves in TB now? Drop Treinen for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Alvarado

  81. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6….Caleb Smith, Domingo German or Zach Plesac? Ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  82. Hondo says:
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    Do you think Gallen gets sent down when Smith returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Possibly

  83. Fo' Shizzo My Rizzo says:
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    Grey,

    I’m currently in 1st in 14 team 5×5 re-draft. I’m in need of a K boost, and those nice ratio pen guys are all snapped up. I’m currently riding speculative plays like Cease and McKay.

    I’m considering making an offer for DeGrom. Looks like the guy needs offense. What from my move-able pieces get me the deal? Is this a bad idea?

    Lo Cain, Sunday Santana, Didi G., Yordano, Mancini, Benitendi.

    I could also package up a pitcher as part of the deal: K. Hendricks, Lucchesi, Odorizzi, Price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade any of those guys fro deGrom — Most won’t get it done, I’d imagine… Price/Cain? Odorizzi/Mancini? Lucchesi/Benintendi?

  84. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey,

    Just checking in because I miss and lurves you. Logjammed lineup right now, so no questions.

    Oh, wait, I have a comment: is anyone else bothered by the fact that (in Y!, at least) that Skaggs is listed as “not active”?? I realize they can’t remove him from the system in a year that he played, but maybe there should be a more respectful designation than what they use for guys who get sent to the minors for sucking? Maybe it’s just me, but it bugs me.

    R.I.P., TS45.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lurves!

      Be well out there, sportive, and don’t sweat the Yahoo!

  85. Gotime says:
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    H2H weekly cats, picked up Eovaldi, safe to drop Workman (on bench) or hold until we get some clarity. Own Robles, Rodgers, and Raisel (benched)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Workman for him

  86. G says:
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    Better player this year and as a Keeper next year at same round value – Austin Riley or Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, I tend to think Riley, but you never know

  87. Gregg Jeffries, Future Star says:
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    Finally cracked first in my H2H league! A few names I’ve seen in recent posts and zinging around comment sections are available in my league and I’m on the fence as to who I should drop, if anyone.

    Here is the squad:

    C – Vazquez
    1B – Hoskins
    2B – Baez
    SS – Andrus
    3B – Escobar
    Infidel – Swanson
    LF – Conforto
    CF – Trout
    RF – Dahl
    Outfidel – Domingo
    Utilfidel – Mallex Smith
    BN – Albies, Hunter Dozier
    DL – Giancarlo

    SP – Bauer, Corbin, Marquez, Flaherty, Lynn, Chirinos, Domingo German
    RP – Iglesias, Neris, Kelley, Elias, Alvarado, Oberg
    DL – Caleb Smith

    Available Bats – Markakis, Verdugo, Pillar, Sogard, Desmond, JBJ, Biggio, Laureano, Garver, Aguliar, Odor, AJ Pollock, Thames, Amed Rosario

    Available SP Arms – Ed Rod, Stripling, Gibson, Yamamoto, Musgrove, Vargas, Lamet
    Available RP Arms – Eovaldi, Pressly, Liam, Workman, Parker, Chad Green

    Thanks and happy 4th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Now only 3 more months!

      Laureano over Dozier, and play him at times over Mallex

      Musgrove over Chirinos

  88. allen says:
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    hi grey,
    5×5 roto redraft,
    1. sp for ROS, plz rank? k. hendricks, m.mikolas, r.stripling
    2. 2b for ROS, choose one? moncada, c.biggio, or hiura
    3. m.olson at waiver wire, drop abreu or hoskins for him ? or just hold both? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Flip last 2

      2. Yoan

      3. Nah

  89. tshank13 says:
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    Hey man. Great stuff as always. Offered a trade that I want to counter but would love your opinion on what’s fair. I’m positive I’m over-thinking this.

    1) (Original offer) His Verdugo/Dwight Smith Jr. For my Mcneill.

    Mcneill’s been super useful to plug in anywhere when needed for off days and injuries. He’s a bench bat that I plug in somewhere most days. I think he is expendable though. But is Verdugo still mostly platooning? DW seems like the less inspiring of the two that are going to put up similar numbers, right?

    2) Verdugo / Stammen for McNeill

    3)Verdugo/Elias for Mcneill (asking too much right?)

    (Could ask for any of these relievers: Ottavino, Garrett, Stammen, Gant, Elias, Romo, Kelley)

    4) Robles for Mcneill

    5)Laureano for Mcneill

    Please help me get off the Hamster wheel in my head. Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold

      2. Hold

      3. Hold

      4. Robles who? Victor? I’d take him if I needed an OF

      5. Laureano is best one here

      • tshank13 says:
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        Ugh, yeah, sorry. Meant Victor Robles. I had Ozuna go down, so I could use an OF, but I can just plug Mcneill in there for now if you don’t think any of these guys are much of an upgrade. McNeill’s got that sweet flexibility.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Laureano is still best

          • tshank13 says:
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            Thanks dude. Always appreciate it. Have a good weekend!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  90. Trust The Process says:
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    Grey! Awesome as usual … forever keep 10 roto .. middle of the pack team towards the end of a retool.. you trading Robles for JD Mart, Pham, Paxton, and maybe a little more ? Thanks as always Happy 4th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Robles for all of that? Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And happy 4th!

  91. Prog Nation says:
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    Another one Grey.
    Who should I lose to start Cease this afternoon? And I do not plan on starting Lucchessi against the Dodgers.

    1) Lucchessi
    2) Zach Plesac

    3) Hold

    Have a 35 min IP in 10 team league, but should be okay with Boyd, Bieber and Cole coming up soon.

    Your favorite Genesis song? Instrumentally for me is Tonight, Tonight, Tonight. Lyrically, Home By The Sea. Although sometimes my fav’s change.

    Craziest Genesis song: Return of The Giant Hogweed – Gabriel era.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Plesac

      They’re all so good! Tonight Tonight Tonight is a masterpiece, In the Air Tonight? Anything with tonight in the title, apparently…

  92. krazyivan says:
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    Benched Biggio yesterday and started Strahm but otherwise the week is off to a good start. I picked up Jansen as my catcher as a speculative add because I like what I’m seeing with him hitting it hard and pulling the ball more.

    I’ve been stashing Willie Calhoun and read a promising blurb about him. On Monday they started giving him infield grounders and the article I read mentioned a) second base and b) third base, as priorities for him right how.

    Still a lot of uncertainty when Pence comes back bug at least there is a chance for Willie once Pence returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the idea of Willie staying in the lineup, was not thrilled he wasn’t yesterday

  93. Toddrific says:
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    Trying to deal with a dude that tends to overvalue yahoo rankings and sell high on DJ LeMahieu.

    But is my DJ LeMahieu, Austin Meadows, and Domingo Santana too much for his JD Martinez & Vlad Jr.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  94. Aardvark says:
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    Drop meadows for Thames?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  95. Garbage Day says:
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    Which side? Need a corner OF

    Domingo Santana
    Goldy

    Altuve
    Carlos Santana

    Also, Happy Early 4th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 3rd!

      Domingo side

  96. Todd2 says:
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    Can you rank Verdugo, Pollock, Cooper, and Braun the ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper, Braun, Pollock, Verdugo, all close

  97. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Ray for Olson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Sorry G one more. Nola or Cruz side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nola

  98. dontbichetteme says:
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    Morning Grey et al,

    I have a few questions for you this morning.

    Who do you like best as my one bench bat? I.DESMOND, E.THAMES, C.BIGGIO, JBJ, KENDRICK.

    Is it time to consider replacing Y.Molina? He hasnt really done much this year and guys like C.Sisco, D.Jansen have been red hot.

    Have a bit of a logjam at RP. Its a H2H league so not really a problem so much as allocating too many of my arms to the bullpen. Would like to add a streamer. Wondering who would be the drop of Elias, Pivetta, Peacock? Peacock is on my DL so I could always drop him to grab one of C.Smith, Lamet, Salazar as well.

    Sorry for the laundry list of questions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

      Sisco

      Peacock

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        Which DLed player would you grab to replace peacock?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smith

  99. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. biggio or l urias? gracias…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

  100. Big Ticket says:
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    OPS keeper league and I’m considering moving Bryce. Dude has two season over 900 ops. Would you flip him for Trea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  101. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    ESPN projects Danny Santana to return in July (I don’t believe).
    Who should I retain on DL: Danny Santana or Nate Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You mean Salazar?

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Yes – Cleveland Salazar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  102. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, 15 team, dynasty. I give Yates and get back Puig, Yea or Nay? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  103. William Hung says:
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    Re: Benintendi – someone in my league mentioned that he changed his batting stance to be more open with a higher leg kick which made his swing all wonky and one reason for the higher k-rate – is there anything to it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, change it back! Please!

  104. Jammer McSlam says:
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    OBP H2H league – drop vogebach for Thames?

    There are 1B available like Sano and Cooper so I may even be able to get vogelbach back if I want down the line.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  105. ThE sHiT says:
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    Give up two-way McKay for Chavis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  106. Bunc says:
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    would you drop Strahm to stream Dak Hudson @ SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  107. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Cease fire!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He settled down in 2nd

  108. knucks says:
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    12 Team 5×5 Roto

    Hoskins, Victor Robles, Wade Davis, Hansel Robles

    Matt Chapman, Hader, German Marquez, Christin Stewart

    • knucks says:
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      There should be a *For* in between those lists of players, but I’m sure you’ve figured this out. Is this close?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Chapman side, it’s close

        • knucks says:
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          The deal got restructured… now its:

          Hoskins + Wade Davis + Hansel Robles
          For
          Matt Chapman + Josh Hader

          I already pulled the trigger and accepted this one. But just curious if you woulda sided with the Hoskins side instead after seeing this change. I got cold feet on Marquez.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Seems fair

  109. krazyivan says:
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    Cavan Caboom vs Sale
    or
    Hello Newman vs Darvish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newman

      • KrazyIvan says:
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        Thanks,
        I’m pretty dissatisfied with the news that Clint Hurdle is a member of the Mickey Callaway fan club. Newman goes on a 19 game hit streak and is slugging and stealing bases only to have his manager demote him to 7th in the lineup. I get that Adam Frazier is hitting but batting lead off to batting 7th after what he’s done! Wtf!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I know

  110. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. heading into the asb with a staff of clevinger, marquez, lucchesi, flaherty, caleb smith, gallen, heaney and matz. think this staff plus streamers can get it done or should i be targeting a top 25 starter?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You prolly need more than that SP wise, but you might be able tyo pick up a top 25 SP in 2nd half

  111. Licketty Splits says:
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    Just wondering what you think the odds would be of Glasnow coming back to start 4-6 solid games this season?? I assume less then 50%?
    Been holding onto him in a 30 player roster with weekly lineups but NO DL.. I could pick up JoMa as a solid bat …hopefully.
    Any guess as what the odds would be for 5 solid games from Glasnow? 50%? 30% even less?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Less than 50%

      • Licketty Splits says:
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        Fair enough …about what I was thinking …so that being said would you pick up JoMa by dropping Glasnow, Fried, Mazara, Thames, Laureano, or Eovaldi?
        I do have 5 other “closers” BUT in the middle of the pack in Saves with & fear losing guys like Colome or Giles to trades at the deadline.
        Also willing to use more closers in the weekly lineups until Clevinger & Flaherty figure shit out.
        So bottom line … Pick up JoMa? & then drop who? or just hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Licketty Splits says:
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            Thanks …I was really perplexed & wanted the expert opinion since I held onto Glasnow this long. Probably should have dropped him way back (as you were suggesting) but now I’m a bit stuck & hoping he makes it back.

            I really appreciate the time

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I think I said drop him when he first went down

  112. Mex says:
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    5×5 roto

    1) Rest of the season: Giolito or Ryu? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu, it’s close

      • Mex says:
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        guy is offering up non-savable Cole and Wheeler…he asked about my savable Ryu or Giloito…I need some pitching and am going for it this year. Either one is a fair deal for Cole and Wheeler, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ryu

  113. Mex says:
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    5×5 roto

    1) Rest of the season: Giolito or Ryu? Is it close?

    • Mex says:
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      Sorry for the double post…don’t know how that happened

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  114. LG Baseball says:
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    Great write-up Grey!

    Couple of dynasty trades I need help with. Which side in both?

    1) Benintendi and Paxton for Scherzer and Gallo
    2) Benintendi and Paxton for Scherzer and Ohtani

    Thanks!
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer in both

  115. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft ….what OFer would you take back for T Turner ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts?

  116. Dave D says:
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    Thaiss finally called up. Looks like LaStella Artois is not playing in AS game afterall.

    Hopefully Bour is DFA’d soon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  117. hankg says:
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    Replace Molina with either Sisco, Vazquez or Jansen?

    Also best bench bat – Franmil, Olson, Laureano, Soler, Chavis or Thames?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez — Soler

  118. Justin Ralph says:
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    Is Rich Hill worth dropping for Danny Salazar?

    Julio Urias is available is my 10 team league. Any chance he is starting again this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Salazar

      Prolly at some point Urias will start

  119. abmsports23 says:
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    In need of some MI help with Tim Anderson going down and Lowe hitting himself in the shin. Would you drop Christian Walker or Yuli for Adam Frazier, Galvis, Sogard, or Kipnis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker for Frazier

  120. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    10-team shallow standard roto redraft league.

    C Sanchez
    1B Bell
    2B Baez
    3B Rendon
    SS Story
    OF Yelich
    OF Acuna
    OF Hoskins
    UTIL Mondesi
    UTIL Yordan
    BENCH E. Rosario (IL)
    BENCH Lourdes Gurriel

    I was offered Soto for both Lourdes and Yordan. Take Soto or is Yordan going to light up pitchers ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Soto

      • Shallow League Decisions says:
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        I was also offered Moose for Lourdes and Yordan too. Would you take Moose too?

        I’m not sure where he would fit in my lineup or who he would be an upgrade over.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How can you take Moose too? I’d take Soto

          • Shallow League Decisions says:
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            They were two separate offers from two teams.

            The Soto team owner has a history of kicking tires and backing out on deals. I haven’t received the actual trade request, just an email. Wanted to know if he did back out if you would take Moose for Yordan. I’m not sure I would, because I don’t know where to play him, except maybe move Rosario in place of Hoskins who goes to the bench and place Moose in UTIL and I don’t see much advantage to doing that.

            I have to drop Lourdes when Rosario comes of IL so either would essentially be a trade for Yordan.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh on Moose

  121. Francisco DeLaTorre says:
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    H2H Redraft

    I had been punting catcher but would you roll with Vazquez , Garver or disco?

    Thanks have a happy 4th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez… Disco?

      You too!

  122. Y says:
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    Start Olson or Laureano vs Min (Gibson) in a points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

  123. Kyle says:
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    Which of these RPs would you lose first in a SV+H league: Pressley, Robles, Neris, or Shawn Kelley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles

  124. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, whose your buy low 2nd half?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • YC says:
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        I think he’s asking what player who’s underperformed in the first half would you try and buy low for the second half (like Khris Davis, Goldie, etc). But I could be wrong.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Zack Wheeler, German Marquez, Betts

          • Primetime says:
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            What about just offensive players? Betts would be too expensive. Thinking more along the guys like Castellanos,Odor, wil Myers.

            Like to see Castellanos to Brewers and play 3rd.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Castellanos to play 3rd in Milwaukee?

              • Primetime says:
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                Sure why not. He played 3rd for Detroit. Shaw is awful. Moose can play 2nd. The rookie stunk his first time up, don’t think he sticks.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I like Castellanos if he goes to Milwaukee to play 3rd

                • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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                  are you talking about hiura and his .832 OPS as having “stunk”. what. trout never was close to that good his first few times up

  125. krazyivan says:
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    Someone wants Trevor Story for Max Muncy straight up. I have wanted Muncy since I missed in the draft and won’t consider it unless I can get some pitching back in return. He has Bieber, Berrios I can target.

    Would you trade Story and Gallen for Muncy and one of those two starting pitchers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, Story’s a top 10 bat, Muncy is not

  126. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories Ws and QS

    1. Would you drop Gallen for Caleb Smith? and if so would you make that move right now?

    2. Would you still drop Senzel to pick up AJ Pollock?

    Thank You!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Nah

  127. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty obp

    Drop one of hampson, odor, Jorge mateo or hold thru deadline

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold if you can

  128. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    looks like somebody came for his end of the bargain on STELLA! my guess if this was a horror movie tale they sent the dead hand coming out of the floor of t.williams to yank at his leg to make him pay his end of the bargain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        “the shin is due NOW mr STELLA!” (loud scary voice coming from seemingly nowhere, but has hints of the floor or below it)
        stella: hey i haven’t been hitting that many HR’s lately
        devil/demon (whichever): maybe not, but look at that OPS, and you still have more HR’s now than what rest of entire career or so right, plus you signed the contract, no talking yr way out now
        stella: (realizes no way to weasle out now, thinks of claiming he was drunk when he signed it and getting a lawyer might work)
        devil/demon: (can read thoughts of course): humf!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup

  129. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Tough one here. Points league utility spot only have space for 1, kingery or puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • Ivanmakebasket says:
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        Is it close in your head? I’m curious.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could be

          • Ivanmakebasket says:
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            Ty

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  130. Russ says:
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    12 Team H2H Categories Ws & QS

    I give: Keuchel, Senzel

    I get: Bumgarner

    Would pick up Pollock to replace Senzel. Do it? Is the pitching upgrade enough to lose Senzel for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  131. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Just dropping by to say that my boy Carlos Santana (drafted 13th round/174 overall) is a top-15 player in Yahoo OBP leagues and is a top-5 1B and 3B.

    Thanks for listening.

    #notsohumblebrag

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, so crazy

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Though I also drafted Alvarado so what the fuck would I know?

        What an outing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, the worst

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            For me it was one of those ones where so much damage had been done, I kinda wanted it to keep going, just to see how bad it could get.

  132. ThE sHiT says:
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    Thoughts on this trade: Muncy/JoRam/Kingery/McKay for Harper/Chavis/Semien/Plesac…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy side

  133. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 OPS/QS
    Altuve, Goldschmidt, and Fried for Tanaka and Judge?
    Altuve, Goldschmidt, Clevinger, Iglesias for Tanaka Judge and Encarnacion?

    • Bobbo says:
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      What about Goldschmidt for Encarnacion?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Each are pretty fair, I’d go Goldy sides in both

  134. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Luke Jackson, H Robles, Alvarado, Ian Kennedy or Elias for saves ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  135. krazyivan says:
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    I hate this version of Kyle Gibson. This is who is. This is always who he will be. Turn in terrific starts here in there when you would least expect and pitch like garbage in ideal situations.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a major PITA

  136. Andrew Mellars says:
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    ROS Benintendi, Nelson Cruz, Senzel, Corey Seager, Jeff McNeil, Matt Olson or Ohtani in a H2H category league? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi,

  137. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy pre-hot dog eating contest day, Grey!

    I fully expect Joey Chestnut to retain the title…but this is a baseball site, but i digress.

    Anyway, I’ve had a couple players come off the IL and I need to make some corresponding drops. Could use some help.

    League 1 (need to drop 1) – Roster:

    c: Realmuto
    1b: Alonso
    2b: Muncy
    3b: Machado
    ss: Bogaerts
    if: Hiura
    of: Trout, Gallo, Y. Alvarez
    utl: Ohtani
    bn: H. Dozier, Pederson, Kingery

    sp: Clevinger, Nola, Kershaw, Lucchesi, Woodruff, Heaney, Paddack, Gallen
    rp: Treinen, Giles, Parker, L. Jackson, Oberg
    DL: Caleb Smith, Taillon*

    *max of 3 players on DL

    League 2 (need to drop 2) – Roster:
    c: Vazquez
    1b: Hoskins
    2b: Hiura
    3b:Vlad
    ss: Baez
    of: Acuna, Jimenez, Y. Alvarez
    utl: D. Murphy, A. Riley
    bn: Castellanos, J. Polanco, Mercado, Buxton

    sp: Bauer, Castillo, Paxton, Lucchesi, Paddack, Germain, Gallen, McKay,
    rp: Osuna, Iglesias, C. Martinez

    Apologies for the long post & thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Dancin Homer!

      Pederson

      Castellanos, Mercado

  138. Agree With DT says:
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    It is one of those years when pitching defies explanation and the wisdom of the geniuses at Razzball. Alvarado, Allen, Strahm the latest examples and that is just this week. Bad streaming year for you so gonna listen to your hitting advice only lol.

  139. ThE sHiT says:
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    Would you give up Santana or Dahl for Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        Sorry to keep bugging you with trades…is JoRam/Santana/McKay for Harper too much, fair, or not enough?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems fair

  140. CloudTown says:
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    Evenin’ Grey!

    In my 10tm keeper $340 auction got a trade offer of $15 Soto for $43 Mookie. $5 inflation each year.

    I love Sexy Dr. Pepper, nice keeper price but it’s Mookie! Dude’s been trying to get him off me for weeks.

    I’m torn!

    Thanks!

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