Rich Hill threw a perfect game yesterday — he pitched into the tenth inning and didn’t get a blister.  Are we measuring perfect games for Rich Hill differently now?  I thought that was his standard.  How about this?  Rich Hill threw a perfect game through nine innings if Logan Forsythe would’ve stayed down on a grounder to third, which leaves Forsythe with nothing but hindsight.  The irony is thick like Nicki Minaj.  Yesterday, Rich Hill went 9 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 10 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.32; his only blemish was a tenth-inning, lead-off, walk-off home run by Josh Harrison, oh, that spoil sport.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Trevor Williams – 8 IP, 0 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.40.  Looks like Trevor Williams threw a perfect game too.  I mean, for him.

David Phelps – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the win as he was activated from the DL.  For all of you save vultures that need to swoop to live, Edwin Diaz has been wonky, and Phelps might be his handcuff, along with Nick Vincent.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .259.  Gonna be disappointing season for Seager because of how insane everyone else is hitting the Guatemalan-sewn baseballs Commissioner Manfred is hand-feeding hitters, but Seager still has a chance to get back to where he usually resides in the 27-homer zone.

Ender Inciarte – 4-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .303.  I was a bit scared to look at what Ender’s stats were on my RCL team.  I’m in 1st, and third overall out of something like a 1,000 teams, so he couldn’t be that bad.  Turned out okay (or is it turnt?):  77/8/40/.314/16 in 487 ABs.  Maybe I could’ve found someone better, but when you’re cycling through five or six guys on the reg, it’s nice to have a few guys who have decided to plant roots, and raise a family.

Scott Schebler – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, hitting .231.  That’s his 1st home run of the 2nd half, and maybe his shoulder is finally starting to feel better.  Bebler?

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, hitting .269.  That’s his third homer in two games.  How do you reconcile it with yourself at night when you drafted Kipnis in the fifth round and could’ve had Eugenio 200 picks later?  How do you lie to yourself while you are lying down?  Laying down?  Ugh, stupid English language, I was being poetic!

Mike Montgomery – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  I won’t repeat my past refrains of why did the Cubs trade for Quintana instead of just putting Montgomery into the rotation, other than to say it while saying I won’t say it.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .202.  You know who might actually come at a bargain next year?  This schmohawk.

Corey Kluber – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.65.  Kluber’s liable to get shin splints because he’s getting no run support.  Bam!  High five me!  No?  Okay.

Jason Kipnis – Hit the DL again with a hamstring strain that’s bothered him for months.  At a certain point, you just have to assume your hamstring isn’t going heal and start walking on your hands.  Some have said my fantasy advice is marginally better than my medical advice.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – Hit the DL with a thumb sprain.  Jackie Bradley Sr. said, “You got your mother’s thumbs!”  Ugh, dads can be so tough.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .247.  Member in the preseason when I was saying Moreland would break out on the Red Sox?  Well, unless he get some acne I don’t know about, I fubar’d that one.

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games.  Anyone could’ve received the top hitter at the trading deadline?  Figures it would be the Sawx.  I mean, Just Dong’s been fine, but Nunez has been next level.

Drew Pomeranz – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.18.  His ERA is now below where it was last year for his “breakout.”  Yes, with the douchey quotes.

Rajai Davis – Traded to the Red Sox to act as SAGNOF royalty and platoon in the outfield.  Also, Dave Roberts said he liked his new gig in Los Angeles, so what were the Red Sox supposed to do?

Kelvin Herrera – Says he would’ve been able to return yesterday, so his tight forearm may not be that big of an issue.  You know a middle reliever is bad when you’re hoping the closer, who you don’t own, is okay, and that’s after getting a vulture win from Brandon Maurer (1 IP, 0 ER) yesterday.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 29th homer.  You know those white flowers you blow to make a wish?  Well, I’ve collected thousands of them.  C’mon, I’ll show you–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Greg Holland – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, and his 4th blown save, ERA up to 3.77, and this game wasn’t even in Coors.  After the game, Bud Black gave Holland the dreaded vote of confidence.  Usually means the closer will be replaced by 2 PM today.  Time zones don’t even matter.  Pat Neshek would seem to be the logical choice to replace him, but Jake McGee could sneak in too.

Adrian Beltre – 3-for-5 and two homers (15, 16).  Do you see what humans, as a species, are capable of if we stop letting people pat our heads?

Luis Valbuena – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer.  He will hit another home run by Friday.  Bet!

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer.   Due to the sun around his head, forming a halo, I will call him, Rhysus.

Mark Leiter Jr. – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  I originally wrote his name, Al Leiter Jr.  Ha, I knew it was one of those motherLeiters.  Looking at Leiter’s peripherals, they’re pretty yawnstipating.  You can use Stream-o-Nator with him, but I likely would never start him outside of NL-Only leagues.

Wei-Yin Chen – Cleared for rehab starts.  And that’s me weighing in on Wei-Yin!

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and fourth homer in four games.  More like Jorge Schmotato!  So, I got this joke, a Polanco walks into a home run streak…

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, and his 26th homer, hitting .276.  I ranked Sanchez number one at catcher in the preseason, and he appears to be all but a lock to be exactly that.  Before you scoff, you scoffer, he didn’t look like the number one catcher as recently as a month ago.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .312.  That Didi/Ray trade is doing exactly what each club wanted.  Well, it was a three-team trade and the Tigers got Shane Greene, but even he’s been all right this year.

Chase Headley – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs, and his 8th homer.  Hey, it’s JayWrong’s favorite player!  Well, don’t hold that against him.  Last year, he had the 3rd best fantasy football rankings out of about 150, according to FantasyPros.  (Y’all seg, I segue, snitches!)

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .248.  Bad news, seems like Kinsler’s career is trailing off.  Good news, we never have to sit through a movie about Kinsler starring Adam Goldberg.

Steven Matz – Underwent season-ending elbow surgery.  His doctor was still wearing his eclipse glasses and went by the name, Dr. Nick.

Noah Syndergaard – Had his side session put on hold.  Uh-oh, did Gsellman ruin the one elbow all Mets’ starters borrow?  On the realsies, Syndergaard is a hiccup away from being shut down for the year.

Dominic Smith – 1-for-3, 2 runs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .190.  Dom better drop more bombs on our Moms, if he’s going to struggle to hit for average.  I do believe it’s merely a sample size problem — that’s what she snidely said!

Zack Godley – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.15.  Unlike John Lennon, I wouldn’t say Godley’s dead, but he’s definitely been staggering around, and a start in Metco should produce better results.  His next start is not going to be easy, and I could see looking elsewhere in shallower leagues.

Kevin Kiermaier – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer and his 11th steal for the scrumptious double slam and legs.  And you should grab him.  Yes, right now.  No, now.  Not after you drain the weasel.  Who are you, Pauly Shore?  Grab him!

Steven Souza – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 27th homer.  Yo, people really want to drop this guy, huh?  Every day someone is asking to drop him.  He’s a top 20 outfielder on our Player Rater.  Stop trying to drop him.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and, like, his 40th homer in the last fifteen games.  Practically, the entire Jays team hit a home run yesterday, though Steve Pearce (2-for-5, 2 runs, and his 13th homer) was the only to do it with more than one hit, so kinda whatevs.

Luke Weaver – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Two words:  facing Padres.

Kolten Wong – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 5th and 6th steal, hitting leadoff, and near-.400 in the last week.  Go ahead and grab Wong in the non-sexual way.

Trevor Rosenthal – Headed for Tommy John surgery.  Or as millennials would say, “facepalm surgery srsly OMG (eggplant emoji).”  That also sounds like an R. Kelly song title.

Seung Hwan Oh – 0 IP, 1 ER in the 8th inning of a game that could’ve turned into a save opportunity.  Um, Oh?  Honestly, sometimes I think managers are just trolling fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!).  I’m at a loss here, but I’d hold Oh, and maybe Lyons if I were desperate.  Having a hard time getting on the Brebbia bandwagon, because he sounds like an Italian soda, and has a barely 7 K/9.

Max Scherzer – Will miss his Friday start.  Damn, not even out of August and playoff teams are already pulling up on the throttle.  (By the way, I Googled throttle to see if I was using it right; still not a 100% sure.  Yup, I’m a real man’s man!)

Edwin Jackson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.93.  I get the sense Edwin’s more like Roy Orbison on Traveling Wilburys vs. Pretty Woman in the 60’s.  I.e., Edwin is having a real-life dead cat bounce.  Of course, you ride the dead pussy as long as you can, and now I’m going to get arrested.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Five over-the-internet bucks says Bregman is next year’s epitome of a sleeper that’s not really a sleeper.

Matt Moore – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.38.  Yesterday, the Stream-o-Nator was like Billy Idol screaming, Moore, Moore, Moore.

Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  You know what’s crazy?  People suddenly care about Civil War monuments?  No, Random Italicized Voice, but good guess.  What’s crazy is guys like Bundy with a low-4 ERA are gonna look like number three starters next year.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homers and his 2nd homer in as many games.  The boeuf can’t be contained!  Except with a lovely pate and puff pastry.

Manny Machado – 2-for-6, and his 28th homer, hitting .264.  “This offseason Machado will be giving a seminar at a Ramada in Parsippany, New Jersey on how to turn a season around–Excuse me, my executive assistant tells me they’ve changed the name of the hotel because it sounded too much like Ramadan.”

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Fun fact!  I put my Hungry Man dinners on a TV Trey Mancini.

Tim Beckham – 3-for-6 and his 6th steal.  Still haven’t heard any explanation why the Rays traded him.  Was it a money thing?  I don’t think it was, but am curious.  If you have the answer, you can reach me at 1-800-The-Comments.

Matt Joyce – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Ever since he returned from his suspension for shouting out a homophobic slur, he’s been red hot.  Since baseball players are superstitious, Joyce may start bringing his neighborhood bag boy to games.  Right before an at-bat, he tosses the bag boy a sandwich, and screams, “Easy on the grinder, bag it!”

  1. Synyster says:
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    Morning Grey. Drop Holland for Dyson?

  2. Toughdrops says:
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    Jorge!!

  3. Barry White says:
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    Good morning Grey great work as always. Thank you

    SAGNOF rankings Ziegler Oh Norris Dyson

      • Barry White says:
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        @Grey:

        With Britton likely heading to DL where does Beach fit in? Thanks again!,,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          First

  4. Steeve says:
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    Pham or Eddie Rosario? Think first HR and RBI

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Steeve: Rosario

  5. Packers says:
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    Have a good day, Grey.
    In a 12 team roto, keep all dynasty weekly league, play 5 outfielders, somehow I’ve accumulated to many outfielders. I have JD and Yoenis for the power guys. Trumbo was supposed to help there as well. I also have Cain, M. Taylor, O. Herrera, A. Altherr and R. Tapia. So 3 of my 6 reserve spots are outfielders. Who are my first 2 drops? I’m thinking it’s between Trumbo, Taylor and Altherr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: None of those guys are good… Taylor

  6. Joel says:
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    Grey, do you just hate Donaldson based on where he will be drafted next year or do you think this version of him is not real?
    If he ends up getting 30 homers and hits .285, I think I will be fine with that. With each passing game with a homer, I think he has earned some praise. Calf might finally be healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: I don’t think a player is super useful if he totally a 2nd half player… 95% of the people who owned him, got ‘terrible’ Donaldson and lost their league, traded him away or got so lucky with other players they were able to suffer through that first half

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: I guess I’m the latter. I rode Judge for the first half and now I’m riding Devers and Donaldson in the 2nd half. Who you got ROS out of those three?

        • Grey

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          You did the best! Donaldson

          • Joel says:
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            @Grey: thanks! I follow your buy/sell and daily notes each week and catch every podcast so you can take a lot of the credit. Btw, hope you are getting the hype/introductions you deserve. Halp has tried to downplay you long enough.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Enough of the downplaying Grey!

  7. Alex says:
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    Hicks over Braun to finish out the year?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Alex: nah, unless Braun gets hurt

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @b the esq.: However, if there is a guy who’s last name is Brains, then you have to go with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree with B

  8. The Fifth Girl says:
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    SP’s that I drafted: Verlander, Fullmer, Porcello – got caught short but figured I could stream or trade.

    SP’s that I got as FA, usually to stream, and then kept: Severino, Pomeranz, and Straily. I picked up Roark while Fullmer DL’d and am still thinking about keeping him. Don’t draft SP’s!

    Hitters still largely the same as drafted – thank goodness Manny and Josh coming around. I only added Shaw (yes, someone dropped him), Scooter (FA) and Avi. I have McCann while Gattis DL’d.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @The Fifth Girl: it’s funny. I’m sort of the opposite, other than keepers, I don’t think I have any hitters I drafted who are still on my team (other than Albies). As far as pitchers, I drafted Paxton, Hill, Ray,

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Curious George Springer: whoops. And we’re back. …and Manaea. For hitters I’ve added Pham, Rosario, Simmons, and am riding Delmonico and Peralta right now. I wouldn’t say I invested heavily in pitching, but it depends so much on which picks you hit on (hitter or pitcher).

  9. Filo Beto says:
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    Hi Grey, Buxton over Kiermaier? Thanks

  10. MattyIce says:
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    Who hits the most HRs the rest of the season:

    Hoskins, Encarnacion, or Goldy?

  11. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Is Melancon worth holding in a 12-team league (no holds) or is he strictly a holds guy the rest of the year?

    • Synyster says:
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      @Dancin Homer:

      Sounds like hes a 7th/8th inning guy at this point. I think Dyson is the guy to own down the stretch.

  12. John Schwind says:
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    Currently have W Difo on bench for MI but think Polanco could be returning to the form I hoped for when I drafted him for $2 in March. Seems like Semantics I know but in my 14 team H2H league playoffs start next week so gotta load up. Thoughts on grabbing Polanco over Difo now that Jorgey seems to have his jobby job back?

  13. Eric says:
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    Best middle relievers down the stretch to hold narrow lead in ERA/WHIP. Thx.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Eric: Who is available? Betances or Robertson in NY? Miller in CLE if he gets healthy. Devenski, Givens, Bradley, Petit, Minor, Swarzak.

      • Eric says:
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        @b the esq.:

        Givens, Bradley, Petit, Lyons, Chad Greene

        • mthom42 says:
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          @Eric:Greene and Bradley have the best peripherals

    • Cram It says:
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      @Eric: The guys with the lowest peripherals already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree with others

  14. jlfc42 says:
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    I’m playing Jose Pirela in the OF, and have Gallo on the bench while T. Turner is on DL Would you drop Pirela or Gallo for Kiermeir? Trying to make the playoff push.

    Also, I feel like I’m hording a bunch of mediocre SPs in a 10 team h2h points league (deep rosters, plays like a 14 teamer). My staff:

    SP: Severino, Nola, Rich Hill, Jamison Tailon, Eduardo Rodriguez, Carlos Rodon, Peacock, D Lamet, Lance McCullers
    RP: Britton, Knebel, Colome, Shane Greene, Brad Ziegler
    DL: Syndergaard

    I’m in 1st place and mathematically can’t lose my standing, playoffs start in 2 weeks so I’m not too concerned about this week and next. Am I dropping any arms for streamer slots? Should I drop Britton now and pick up Brach?

    Thanks for everything you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jlfc42: Gallo — I wouldn’t mess with the SPs right now

  15. Bobbi Morris says:
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    H2H Points League

    Need a spot starter for Sunday. Will need some points. Not much to choose from.

    K. Gibson @ Tor (Rowley) SON (-15.8)

    or

    C. Richard @ Mia (Staily) SON (-16.4)

    Neither are good but Richard pitched well in the last couple of weeks and Gibson was good last time out. Thanks.

    • PrinceRudynasim says:
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      @Bobbi Morris:

      Sometimes the best start is the one you dont use. I would advise these guys in any format especially H2H pts. Both of these starts are on the road, Donaldson had been destroying ball, and so have the marlins. Save yourself the negative pts and sit this one out

      • PrinceRudynasim says:
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        @PrinceRudynasim:

        *Wouldnt advise the use of any

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Bobbi Morris: Don’t start either of them…good chance you get negatives from them both.

      • Chris says:
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        @b the esq.: Yeah….I’m thinking the same thing.

  16. Gummy says:
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    Great point about Lion is walking on his hands, especially considering he looks like Donkey Kong.

    • Gummy says:
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      @Gummy:
      Kipnis, not Lion…

  17. PrinceRudynasim says:
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    “Good news, we never have to sit through a movie about Kinsler starring Adam Goldberg.”

    LOL LMAO HAHA!!! Hilarious. Love The Goldbergs

  18. Grey Matter says:
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    Holland Daze

  19. mthom42 says:
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    Grey, Osuna was dropped to waivers and I have top priority. Next week is our last week. Any concerns or worth the pickup?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @mthom42: worth the pickup. They arent taking him out of the closer role.

    • Cram It says:
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      @mthom42: There’s one week left. Who are you holding it for?

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Cram It: only if I needed to grab a pitcher to stream. Some good pitchers tend to get dropped this coming Sunday.

        • Cram It says:
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          @mthom42: I have no concerns with Osuna being an effective closer.

          • mthom42 says:
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            @Cram It: Thanks!

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (QS/OPS)
    Which two would you start tomorrow?
    $2.9 Eddie Rosario @ TOR (Happ)
    $12.9 Gurriel @ LAA (bridwell)
    $14.3 Thames @ LAD (Maeda)
    $9.1 Healy vs. TEX (Griffin)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: Rosario, Healy

  21. mcmi11ions says:
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    I bet Joyce is gay about how well he’s been playing. He probably lit a fag while he was out for a beer in celebration with his fellow homo-sapiens.

  22. El Famous Burrito says:
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    RE: Beckham

    The rumor is that Beckham was a bad clubhouse guy.

    This rumor is suspicious because the players overwhelmingly supported him on the way out. This rumor seems to come from one source, Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, who has a long track record of not liking certain types of players….BJ Upton, Carl Crawford, now Tim Beckham.

    There’s an obvious connection between them….they have two-syllable last names. That must be it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @El Famous Burrito: I mean, I don’t agree with it, but at least understand the thought process

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @El Famous Burrito: is this a real thing?
      Can we get a fact checker on this asap?

  23. Robert says:
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    Bauer vs Boston, sit or start in a h2h league?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Robert: Depends on where you are at in the week. He will get some Ks but his rations probably wont be great. It’s Sale day in Boston so a W is unlikely.

  24. Wil says:
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    Rough guess what rank overall is altuve for 2018 drafts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wil: 240

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Wil: 4

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wil: About where he’s usually ranked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wil: Top 5

  25. Cram It says:
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    I always get Matt Joyce and Seth Smith mixed up. I call Joyce, Matt Thoyce.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: Too bad he hasn’t been on The Voice

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: Should have named one of them Boog.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Haha, the lisp does add a certain panache that he’d enjoyce

  26. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Black says Holland will remain the closer. You know what that means . . .

    Do we have a term for that?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Hahaha! I didn’t even attempt to repeat. Stop while you’re ahead, Jose Reyes batting title style.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA, hilarious

  27. Matt says:
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    10 team points league dynasty-my team is playing for next year. Is this trade sufficient-i have plenty of 1b and need MI.

    My Sano, Wacha, and Crush Davis

    Or Moncada, Mancini (DH is required so a plus here), Castellanos

    Carpenter is also on the table from him, but as a 1b next season, there isn’t a ton of need there positionally.

  28. Blaster says:
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    Matt Kemp or Ian Desmond?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Blaster: Neither?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Blaster: Whoever is not on the DL

    • Cram It says:
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      @Blaster: The healthy one.

  29. Duke says:
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    Britton and Holland F’d me so hard yesterday in my H2H playoff. ERA and WHIP are a lost cause at this point, but I could still really use some Saves this week. Now Britton is going for an MRI, drop him or Holland for either Bedrosian or Dyson and form a prayer circle of one for some save opps this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duke: Drop Britton for Dyson

  30. Regal Royals says:
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    In a 12-team ESPN standard 5×5 league:

    3 OF’s and 1 UTIL for the following: Springer, Conforto, Duvall, Merrifield, and Josh Reddick (just picked him up) are my OF’s, and Devers, Hanley Ramirez, and/or Bogaerts are my other options at UTIL. In 1st place with the worst pitching staff of all time, but am trying to make a run for the playoffs, which start after next week. Would you recommend picking up Kiermaier and dropping Reddick or Hanley for the stretch run? Cory Dickerson is also on waivers as well. Trying to gear up for the playoffs and your advice is much appreciated.

  31. Alex says:
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    Dyson over Lyons in a SV/ HD league?

    Trying to chase 20 SV/HDs before the season’s end! I have Kenley, Baez, Giles, Ziegler, Lyons.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Alex: dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree with B

  32. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    in a 14th team league, would you drop Trumbo for Kiermaier?

    thanks,
    Chris

  33. Michael says:
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    Chris Taylor or Moncada in dynasty? Would have been a no-brainer to start the year but now i’m not so sure.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Michael: dynasty, keep forever, probably still moncada.

  34. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG. total bases added. here’s an fugly slut one, goins or retchavarria? somebody finally dropped another MI starter till correa’s back.

  35. Nightmare! says:
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    Sup Greylord. You’re friggin hilarious, I laughed out loud several times on those today.

    PS. Snowfall was good last night, only 2 episodes left!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare!: Thanks! I was traveling yesterday, so won’t see it until next week

  36. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Rumors of Flaherty being promoted by STL this weekend. Worthy add in 11 or 12 tm leagues?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: You guys with your “worth it” questions. Depends who you’re dropping. A streamer? Sure why not?

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Cram It: If a guy is can’t miss then I classify that as worthy and would drop my worst pitcher. If he’s just a wild, talented guy that is going to blow my WHIP and/or ERA to pieces, then I wouldn’t. He’s their top prospect, just seeing if that is worthy enough of an add in general, not over or in spite of anyone. Just curious of information around him. Not meaning to be “one of those guys with worthy questions.”

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Scuffy McGee: you are missing the point here, as so many others do. WHO would you be dropping for him, THAT’S the issue at hand. the entire idea of “worthy” or “not worthy” is completely determined by
          1. who you are dropping
          and
          2. who else is available

          i’m sure wayne and garth would’ve understood this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: I like Flaherty, I’d add him if decent matchup, no idea who the Cards are playing

      • Gonzo says:
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        @Grey: Rays

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Home? Away? Home is better

  37. Roger Rabbit says:
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    What’s your “Way too early projection” on which round Rhys is drafted in next year?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Not round obvi

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @Grey: Ha! Here I thought you were just being overly cautious.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You, Vin? Never!

            • Roger Rabbit says:
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              @Grey: Top 50 after today?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ha

  38. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I give you an over-the-internet high five for your “shin splints” joke. Quick question for my OBP/SLG% league…who would you rather have?

    Granderson or Kiermaier?
    Cozart or Wong?

    Thanks. You da poop!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Thanks! I’m the poop now! Grandy, Cozart, kinda both coin flips

  39. PHIL says:
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    I need SP help. Nothing on the list to pick up. So did you have any SP’s that are coming up in Sept. that might help?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PHIL: Glasnow, Flaherty

  40. MLBeastmode says:
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    Best available option if Cano misses time:
    Albies, Frazier, or Polanco?

    Thanks!!!

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: how i yearn for the days a couple weeks ago when every answer was Albies.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rhys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Actually, Rhysus!

  41. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    What up Grey! Hoping to get your thoughts, 10-team mixed Keeper league, im in 2nd place and in need of SBs and Wins, though I also need consistency across the board. Trade away my Thor for his Nunez and Verlander? Nunez and Thor can be kept each at a very cheap low price both next year and for the following few years, Verlander can not be kept. Obviously with a keeper league there are a lot of elements at play. So, I guess I’ll ask this another way…

    1) Verlander has been solid recently, are you buying him for ROS?
    2) Where would you slot Nunez in overall rankings next year? Top 50? 75? 100? and
    3) Where do you slot Thor into SP rankings next year? Still a top 7-8 type guy, I assume?

    Overall, the trade should help me this year for sure, though it wont guarantee i overtake first, and I’m worried that I am giving up too much for next year. I know Thor will be exciting to keep next year, but not sure what to make of Nunez in the big picture moving forward to next year. Thanks in advance, I know these keeper questions can be tough answer.

  42. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for the write up as always.

    If you could pick 2/3 ROS which would it be out of Kiermaier, Spangenberg and Edwin Rosario….

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Edwin, Rosario

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Wait I meant EDDIE, oops.

        So wait Eddie and which of Spagenberg and Kiermaier?

        Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kevin

          • Alex says:
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            @Grey: Thanks dude!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  43. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Some way-too-early keeper questions. 12-tm H2H OBP/QS. Round and year listed next to name.

    Pick five.

    Sale (2nd in 2018)
    Wood (23rd in 2018, 18th in 2019)
    Hoskins (23rd, 18th)
    A.Hicks (23rd, 18th)
    Pham (23rd in 2018, 18th)
    K.Davis (5th)
    Nola (9th, 6th)
    Godley (23rd, 18th)

  44. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Grey, would love to get some context from you on Bregman. I’m in a 15 team keeper league, very competitive. I took Bregman in the 2nd round expecting big things – obviously the first half was brutal but he’s been amazing since July. Is it crazy I’m thinking of keeping him as a 2nd rounder (would control him up to 5 years). I feel like he definitely goes in the first two rounds next year if he goes back into the player pool – each team keeps 5 guys so draft begins with 75 players off the board.

    Very wordy explanation but appreciate any feedback you may have – thanks!

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – even with 75 players off the board already? Basically you’re saying he’s not a top 105 player for next year?

        Thanks again for the reply

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I see what you’re saying, okay, but who else is available?

        • Curious George Springer says:
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          @Jimmy Jack James: all depends on who will be thrown back in and be available when you make that pick. The question I find myself considering is whether, based on my draft position, I think the player will fall to me, and if he does fall to me, would I take him or would I prefer someone else who is also likely to fall to me.

          I would keep him unless I thought someone better would be likely to fall to me at that spot in the draft. Obviously this is all guessing, but you’re in the best position to know how your league-mates approach keeping players, how many are kept, what rounds, etc.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Jimmy Jack James: he didn’t say that, he meant he’s not 2 rounder overall, if 75 players already owned he’s probably fine in the 2nd.

  45. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the write-up!

    a. Just got in so got to play it Machiavellian-style!

    b. John Rambo Quote of the day for August 24

    The pirate ship approaches Rambo’s boat and ties it to their ship. A heated argument ensues on turf and then the pirate commander sees Sarah Miller and orders Rambo to bring her to him. Rambo refuses and says he will pay. The pirate says he knows he will pay and to bring her. So Rambo did what Rambo does….he killed all 5 pirates in a really swift action.]

    Michael Burnett: ‘No! What did you do? We came here to help stop the killing! Who are you to…’

    [Rambo pins Michael Burnett to a post on the ship, choking him with his right hand.]

    Rambo: ‘-Who are you?’

    Sarah Miller: ‘-Let him go!’

    Rambo: ‘They would’ve raped her 50 times, and cut your heads off. We´re going back!’

    Sarah Miller: ‘No. No, We shouldn’t go back.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘-What are you doing?’

    Sarah Miller: ‘-Don´t take us back.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘-Look what just happened!’

    Sarah Miller: ‘-We got through it.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘-We´ll come back next year.’

    Sarah Miller: ‘-We are so close. Michael, this was your idea. We made a commitment.’

    Sarah Miller (to Rambo): ‘l know you don´t believe in what we´re doing, but it´s our life, our choice. Please. Please, John. Please.’

    Rambo: ‘You´re not going to change anything.’

    [Rambo relents again this time after Sarah Miller grabs him by the forearm.]

    Rambo: ‘Go sit down.’

    Michael Burnett: ‘lt´s all right.’

    [After a few minutes, it’s sunrise and arrival at the meeting place.]

    Michael Burnett: ‘We´ll be taking the overland route on the way back, l have to report this. l know you think what you did was right, but taking a life is never right.’

    c. Will be back after my shower for a few questions!

    Cheers,
    Ante

  46. Jim says:
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    Grey
    Saves may be the difference between 1st and 2nd place.
    . My Offense & SP are strong
    I have loaded up on closers, I have :

    Herrera, Knebeel, Greene, Bedrosian, Ziegler & Manaya.
    Now Familia is coming back..

    Who do I drop? Whoever I drop will likely be picked up by the team I’m trying to beat….

    Thank you. CLose to winning,…thanks to your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Bedrosian

  47. Bad Ash says:
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    I’ve been to a seminar at that Ramada in Parsippany! … It sucked!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went to a baseball card show in Parisppany with all the 500 HR guys in the 80s, when there wasn’t 40 guys and the old timers were still alive, it was awesome!

      • Bad Ash says:
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        That sounds so much cooler than the continuing legal education seminar I went to! Baseball card shows in the 80s were the greatest. I’d give anything to see my 10 year old self get taken advantage of by a creepy fat guy trying to sell me a Frank Robinson replica rookie card while my mom looks on nervously.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, I know! I wanna get fondled again for a Gregg Jefferies rookie card!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wait, too much?

            • Bad Ash says:
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              Nah. Just right.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

  48. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Think Gattis will be much different from [insert hottest C on wire in last 15] for H2H OBP OPS playoff purposes?

    Only 3 moves per playoff matchup, so would prefer to have / stick with whatever catcher I have rostered beforehand. Right now that guy is Gattis.

    Other options are guys like both McCanns, Chirinos, Ramos, Pina, those types…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Ramos

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – is that because Gattis tried to set fire to your old computers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No (but yes)

  49. Fungazi says:
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    The homeless guy that tried to set your place on fire – Gattis? That where he been?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap! You’re right!

  50. Matthew Lehman says:
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    Porcello vs BAL ($3) or Mchugh @ LAA ($-5) ?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  51. Bobbo says:
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    Totally not fantasy related, but at what point can the MLBPA sue the Mets and their “medical” staff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoud’ve happened already, with Terry Collins a witness for both sides

  52. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Confort-nooooo! Separated shoulder. Ugh. Sigh. etc.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: Edit: dislocated shoulder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eff me

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: There, there Albie. I think I’m going to drop him now and throw up, but not necessarily in that order.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  53. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Rhysus homered again!!! And has 3 rbi’s so far….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rhysus!

      • dhouse42 says:
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        @Grey: Rhysdiculous

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  54. b the esq. says:
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    Saw one question on Flaherty. Possibly up Saturday.

    Rest of Season rank ’em – Flaherty, Tailon, Peacock, Tanaka.

    Better keeper value – Flaherty in the 26th round (last round) or Tailon in the 19th?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock, Tanaka — Taillon

      • b the esq. says:
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        @Grey: Aye. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • b the esq. says:
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        @Grey: Same league, better this year RoS and as a keeper next year….. Weaver or Flaherty? Both could be kept in the last round.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weaver

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Though, really a coin flip

  55. Corey says:
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    Better keeper next year, Rhysus or R. Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Right now, I’ll say Zimm, but could change

  56. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Conforto out with a dislocated shoulder. I played football with a guy who would just pop it back in and keep going ala riggs from lethal weapon but without the screaming. I dont think conforto is that guy. Should i drop him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  57. Jim says:
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    Keirmaeier or Odor ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  58. H says:
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    I currently have Gregorious as my SS, Merrifield as my third OF, and picked up Rhys Hoskins as my Utility. With Correa coming back from DL soon, who would you drop?

    Merrifield has been almost my only source of SBs so far besides Goldy and Rizzo…Rhys is OF eligible and is super HOTTT, and DIdi has been more than great as a fill in for Correa. What would make for the better lineup? Torn! Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Didi

      • H says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. Curious George Springer says:
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    Regarding Albies, i’m using him in a league that counts OBP and SLG, so while he hasn’t done a ton, he hasn’t been a disaster lately. He’s got a .367 OBP and .607 SLG for the last seven days. No homers, but he stole a base.

    This is a keeper, and i’m in contention for first place, so I really would like for him to be good enough for me to hold on to him. plausible?

    Seems he has been a bit unlucky for power. He’s got a decent FB%, but has a HR/FB rate of 6.9%. The median for qualified hitters this year (he’s not a qualified hitter, obviously) is 14.6-14.7%. He’s posted a 37% Hard contact rate, which is above the median of 34.5% for qualified hitters.

    If you apply a 14% HR/FB rate (slightly below the median) to Albies batted balls, he should have 4 homers instead of just two. He’s had 75 ABs so far, so if you figure 550 for a full season, he’s easily projected to be a 25 homer guy (using the math I just described, 14% HR/FB, 47.5% FB%, 550 ABs, you get 29 homers). Am I a crazy monkey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems totally plausible, and doable, why not? Like you say, he hasn’t been that bad, and who would replace him? No one that worthwhile that you should lose a keeper, right?

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I’m thinking. especially not in like the 25th round or whatever he’d be.

        I really need the boss to get back to his homer hitting ways. We’ve been in a Springer Dinger drought lately. one homer in the last month! Come on, boss! quit monkeying around!

        re replacement for Albies. I will have Starlin Castro coming back from the DL at some point, ostensibly. I’ll have to make some sort of decision when that happens. It’ll be three guys for two spots at that point — Simmons, Castro, and Albies. Albies is the only one I’d likely be keeping. don’t need to make this decision now, so I’m glad we’re in agreement that Albies is simpatico. I think i’m doing that wrong!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could use some Springer magic too…. Yeah, Albies is a more interesting keeper

    • Cram It says:
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      @Curious George Springer: Plausible to not drop him in a keeper. That math is a stretch though….extrapolating a whole season out of 75 AB’s….especially when he’s never shown 29 HR power…although he is only 20 years old. Fun with math anyway! You’re keeping him is the bottom line.

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Cram It: yeah, man. I agree 29 is a stretch, which is why I kept being a bit conservative with the HR/FB and FB% and said 25. The point of the exercise is, as you say, to prove out that he’s a keeper. 20/20 with upside from 2B checks the boxes for me.

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Cram It: And another thing! (JK). but seriously. looking at guys who make similar amounts of hard contact as what Albies has done so far (he’s 37.1%, so I looked at the qualified hitters between 36.6% and 37.6% hard contact, you might expect an even higher HR/FB than the median.

        The guys who are in that range of hard contact % (36.6%-37.6%) average a 19.6% HR/FB. The more I look the more I’m BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

        • Cram It says:
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          @Curious George Springer: Yeah the hard contact % is probably the most reliable in that small of a sample size. He’s a keeper to be excited about for the upside. Seems to have a solid floor.

          • Curious George Springer says:
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            @Cram It: Yeah, and like you said, he’s young. Fun fact! Ozzie Albies was the first MLB player who was born in 1997!

  60. Fabsy says:
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    Mchugh vs LAA or Bridwell vs HOU

    Bridwell is at home

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bridwell

  61. jack florida says:
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    be sure to see the highlights of the yankees –tigers game—some good fight action with afew good punches thrown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, I saw it, Miggy wasn’t having it!

  62. jack florida says:
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    bad season, bad fighter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally

  63. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Benches clear at NYY DET game . . . Cabrera was in Romine’s face then pushed + threw some punches . . . Romine did a nice little dodge/poke Miggy’s belly/tackle move

    – a Yankee homer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baseball fights are the worst, a whole lot of holding back guys and not a whole lot of connecting

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Romine’s dodge was the best part – a little Mountain v. Red Viper action

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Solid takedown by Romine. Unfortunately he took Miggy down right on top of himself!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: totally

  64. Curious George Springer says:
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    Robbie Ray looked great in his start today. Good to see that after the scary injury. back to being top 15ish SP ROS? I say yes. Sexy sexy strike outs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s right there

  65. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Ziegler with another save today, some of the best advice youve given.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! (Hope not)

  66. henncoop says:
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    Looking for the best 2-3 SPs on waivers for next week in a weekly 12 team 5X5 roto
    Vargas vs TB
    Montgomery vs Pit & vs Atl
    Birdwell vs Oak
    Leake @ SF
    Blach @ SD
    Teheran @ Phi
    Graveman @ LAA
    Newcomb @ CHC
    Albers vs Oak
    Miley vs Sea & vs Tor
    Stratton vs StL
    Sims @Phi & @ CHC
    Richard vs LAD
    Conley vs Phi
    Heaney vs Oak
    Thanks Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montgomery, Vargas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That looked like a love tap

  67. hal_incandenza says:
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    Hey Grey. Thanks for doing what you do.

    I had a whole big thing (message) typed up but I can simply. I’m simplifying, ya’ll!

    Drop Khris Davis for Rhys?
    I have Bellinger at 1B and K. Davis is my only bench bat with no other rostered 1B option. Bellinger is eligible back the day after my playoffs start next Monday (two week rounds; coming off bye). I have generally split PT between Beltre and Khris with Bryant in the other of the 3B an LF spot, but lately Khris has only been in if someone else is off. Rhys is eligible 1B/LF, so I could potentially gain production from him at 1B if Bellinger misses any games or more than is currently expected, plus he’d be an option in LF like Khris is now. But dropping Khris is a tough call with the glorious dinger and RBI counts.

    Drop Bearclaw for whatever SP stream floats my boat.
    Current closers are Colome, Betances, Rodney, Treinen, and Bedrosian. If they all play I can only play 5 with how the pitching is structured. I may regret dropping Bearclaw if he takes over closing in MIA, and this seems like around the time that could happen with BearClaw having a few innings under his belt since returning. I could delay this one until the weekend to see if something happens in the MIA pen over the next few days.

    Drop Salazar now?
    If things go more definitely pear-shaped with Salazar, I may drop him before it counts against next match’s moves. But if you think it’s done gone pear-enough and it’s time to drop him in my situation, please LMK.

    Thanks in advance!
    (I’m always open to hearing the opinions of others as well.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see Rhys over Davis, prolly same diff… Drop Bearclaw for whatever… Drop Salazar

  68. Scott says:
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    Who do I pick up from the below, or none?

    Luis Valbuena, Nick Markakis, Jesús Aguilar, Matt Joyce, Hunter Pence, Steve Pearce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Valbuena

  69. Schoolboy P says:
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    Is it too late in the afternoon to get a reply? haha.

    Luke Weaver or Folty? ROS

    also, looks like Jack Flaherty may be up Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  70. Ryan says:
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    Dump Myers for Hoskins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I wouldn’t, unless you really needed power

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey:

        Well I do love power and I’m merely above average in it. I doubt Myers is on my playoff roster (odd man out) b/c low average and hits total and Have plenty of speed. Hoskins could make it if he stays hot.

        I guess the questions are, will Hoskins stay hot or will Myers get hot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, then try Hoskins, just in case he does stay hot

  71. Mike in Busan says:
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    Wow, just woke up to learn that Conforto is possibly oint for the year because of a shoulder injury on a swinging strike. Is that the most “Mets” injury yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Mets are so Mets

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: he should have listened to his thumb, I guess.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  72. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP h2h

    Approaching the playoffs, and my team just took another big hit. Already carrying Harper, Bellinger, Paxton and McCullers on the DL, and having already dropped Gallo when he hit the DL, I likely just lost Conforto for the year as well. The one saving grace was that I was lucky enough to pick up Hoskins when Bellinger went down, so he’s been a big boost.

    1) Anyways, which batter do you like best in an OBP format to replace Conforto:

    Merrifield, Rosario, Mazara, Bell, Margot, Broxton, Kiermaier, Calhoun, Hicks, Mancini

    2) Top two options?

    Teheran COL, @PHI
    Snell @STL, @CHW
    McHugh @LAA, TEX
    Lamet @MIA, LAD
    Sabathia SEA, CLE

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Merrifield 2. Snell, McHugh

  73. Curious George Springer says:
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    So, since i’m hanging out and talking about all my players, let’s chat about Luis Castillo for a bit. He seems like a nice keeper option as well, but I own him in a H2H league and he seems like a prime candidate to be shut down right as we’re entering the playoffs. I know you hate H2H leagues, but my home league guys won’t switch to roto, so whatevs.

    Anyway, I tried to trade him to the one team that is out of contention (tried to do him and Amed Rosario for Gio Gonzalez and got rejected), so he’s still on my roster.

    Castillo is looking nice and sexy. 9.5 k/9 and 3.8 bb/9 — starting out there, and figuring on some improvement in terms of control sets him up as a potential ace. 12% swinging strike rate and a 98MPH average fastball. damn, the more I look at this guy the more it seems I’m going to have to figure out how I navigate the playoffs with him on my roster.

    Here’s what I’d be working with as keepers at this point (I know it’s early, but what the hell else do we have to do but BS about our teams?)
    Trout
    Springer
    Freeman
    Posey
    Albies
    DeGrom
    C-Mart
    Darvish
    Casitllo
    Thames/Pham/Rosario (Yes, I’m a Twins fan! Rosario for life! In all seriousness, Rosario’s season OPS is basically the same as Thames at this point, though a bit behind Pham, and he’s way younger. what am I doing? I’m talking myself into keeping Eddie Rosario?!?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t keep Rosario! Castillo is so sexy, short list of 2018 sleepers!

  74. Wilson says:
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    If it safe to start Wacha vs TB (Ordorizzi) and McHugh @LAA (Bridwell) , need W, ERA, WHIP, K

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  75. Favio Vasquez says:
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    J Turner on a mini slide, 2/20. Time to panick or overdue correction?

    • Favio Vasquez says:
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      Panic*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correction

  76. Eg says:
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    Please pick top two: Eickhoff, Ryu, Weaver, ERod, Flaherty, Snell, Glasgow, Wood

    Better for saves? Claudio, Norris or Neshek?

    Thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu, Weaver… these are streamers… Claudio

  77. herschel says:
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    @Grey: any big plans for the offseason? finished season 2 of last chance u last night. miss wagner had to have done something with someone, right???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      She boffed somebody!

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: 100%.

  78. Mike in Busan says:
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    Patting myself on the back for sitting Sale against Cleveland, but how worried should I be going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t be worried

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Grey: been a rough week for my SPs–due to the limited number of pitcher slots in the league I’m in, the only four starters I own are Sale, Godley, Nola, and Severino.

        • Grey

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          Yuck besides Severino, but just a lousy week, gotta stay strong

  79. speill says:
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    Hi Grey. I’m have a bit of a dilemma! Have Darvish. Scherzer. Paxton and Lester on DL. loosing ground in wins. QSs and strikeouts. At 150 starts of 200 max. Can’t add anyone with these guys clogging up my staff. Want to drop 1 or 2 to pick up any of these guys on waivers. Hill. Roark. The Shark. Sony Gray. Chase Anderson. I’m thinking of dumping Lester for Hill at least. Looking at ros with them since I don’t have much flexibility to steam much in time remaining. You advice greatly needed. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dump Lester for Hill

  80. Robert says:
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    Happ vs Twins and Wacha vs Rays, yes or no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes both

  81. Mike in Busan says:
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    Well let’s hope Dusty learns from this little experiment.
    #doolittle_is_your_closer,_Dusty

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