Yesterday, Robinson Cano went 4-for-4, 5 RBIs and became the oldest 2nd baseman to ever hit three homers in a game (and he still has 4+ years on his contract!), hitting his 7th, 8th and 9th homers, and nearly had a fourth homer, but pulled it fowl (Mets sold the rights to their foul poles to Chick-Fil-A; don’t ask).  Kill me now:

Seriously, lay me down on the hot pavement and let Tawny Kitaen stomp my genitals like I’m Chuck Finley. The awfulness of owning Robinson Cano coupled with actually owning him for a three-homer game while he’s on my bench is too much to bear.  Sprinkle Doritos dust on my head, put me in an office chair, and roll me towards Billy Butler, then run the other way so you spare yourself.  He was going against Chris Paddack (5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.84) — my baby boo! — how could I start Cano?  How? *screaming in the rain, shaking fists at the heavens* How?! So Cano hasn’t been good, but maybe this is the turnaround he needs.  More than likely, I’ll now put him in my lineup for an 0-for-45 stretch.  HOW?! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jason Vargas – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.96. After a steady diet of junk, Vargas was shoving, which could describe his pitching or him greeting reporters.

Yandy Diaz – Hit the IL with a left foot bruise. Incredibly, and this timing really is incredible, Matt Duffy returned from the IL at the very same moment. What’s the chances?  1,000,000 to 1? 5 million to 1? 1 to 1 and they activated Duffy because Yandy was hurt?

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Someone put a audio clip of Chris Berman in The French Terminator’s head, and now every time he goes to the plate he’s saying, “I’ll be back-back-back-back-back-back.”

Mitch Moreland – 0-for-2 as he was activated from the IL, after missing six weeks with a quad injury. He said, “I was hoping to miss the minimum ten days, but that turned out to be unrealistic #quadgoals.”

Marcus Walden – 1/3 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 3.55.  100% sure that Alex Cora thought the Red Sox would’ve traded for a closer by now so he never had to use Eovaldi as the closer, and now that they haven’t yet traded for one, and Eovaldi is back, he’s like, “No, of course, Eovaldi is not the closer, are you nuts?”

Yonder Alonso – 1-for-1, 1 RBI as he was promoted by the Rockies to provide bench depth and play instead of literally any prospect they ever promote, because the Rockies are a bunch of prospblocks.

Trea Turner – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, as he hit for his 2nd cycle. Treat Urner with one of the best games of his career, and I’m happy for him. I will stick a noisemaker in my butt and play Take Me Out To The Ballgame in fits and sharts, but, if I’m being honest, I would prefer four steals.

Byron Buxton – Had three wisdom teeth on Friday, which has caused his delay in returning.  The good news is the three wisdom teeth brought with them gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Domingo German – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.03.  The Twins’ offense is like a bunch of Hit-Girls.  They look harmless.  What can Jorge Polanco do (3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, and his 15th homer)? Nelson Cruz is old (1-for-5, 2 runs and his 21st homer).  Miguel Sano (2-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer) isn’t very good, right?

Didi Gregorius – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 7 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Didi is dangerous.  You don’t want to mess with him.  Didi is the only Yankees shortstop ever to have multiple 4-hit, 7-RBI games. Though, in fairness, the Yankees have a long storied history, but never any great shortstops.

Gary Sanchez – Left yesterday’s game after apparently tweaking something.  You wanna tweak something?  Look at Gary’s stats for the last month. That’ll tweak TF out of you.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .247. But the Noo Yawkers are more jazzed about his game-saving catch, “Oh my fahkin God, Teresa, you’re standing in the way, okay, not you, ya freakin’ hair, it’s all teased up and I can’t see the game, oh my fahkin God, he caught it!”

Tim Anderson – Will begin a rehab assignment in Charlotte today. Hope he got consent first.

Caleb Smith – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  Through five innings, he had a perfect game, but, even after losing that and the shutout, he still cruised through two more innings. Not saying I like him way better than Paddack, but I’m finding myself a little more interested in Smith, especially since Paddack’s going to get shutdown and Smith likely won’t. You could say *blushes* I’m Smitthen.

Wade Miley – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.18.  Nearly got the complete game shutout, but faltered in the 9th and his opponent Mike Fiers (7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.57 — Fiers from Oaktown’s 3.57 juicy got you crazy!) was so very, very worse with his 11th straight Quality Start.  Too bad you could never get Miley and Fiers in a draft with their 400+ ADP, because they’re currently top 30 starters on the Player Rater, above guys like Aaron Nola, Tanaka, Syndergaard…Okay, I won’t rub it in further.

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  He had 4 homers total as of June 9th.  Yup.

Merrill Kelly – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.22.  You before the game, “I don’t trust Kelly completely, but he’s got the Orioles and I’m ready for that O’s face!”  You after the game, “Hello, Cheesecake Factory hostess, can I have a corner table to eat and cry?”

Renato Nunez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a homer.  Any ideas how many homers he has?  I’m gonna say you’re low by about five to ten.  He has 24 homers.  Nope, his average is over .250 so it’s not that.  Yes, he’s been better than Khris Davis.  It’s not close, actually.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Hello, old friend!  I thought you retired after you’re big April.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in a week.  Don’t want facts and shizz to bog you down, but on the 7-day Player Rater, he’s been a top 25 hitter.  Hot schmotato alert!

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.54. Don’t go near the Giants right now; they’re G’s up and they ain’t the Aints!

Alex Dickerson – 2-for-5, 2 runs, and his 6th homer.  I told you to buy him last Friday; he’s hitting near-.500 in the last week, and I know he doesn’t sound good in theory, but he has been.

Ronald Guzman – Optioned to Triple-A to join Willie Calhoun. The Rangers are confused about how to get younger. They might’ve saw Benjamin Button too many times.

Dee Gordon – Hit the IL with a left quad strain. He went from 50-steal burner to ‘burner phone you need to get rid of’ overnight.

Rougned Odor – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and third homer in the week.  I know, I know, he’s hurt me too, but he does occasionally have these month-long stretches that make us believe again (only to hurt us again eventually).

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  The Rangers should’ve threatened to send him down three years ago!

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-5 and his 17th homer.  All aboard the Seoul Train!

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer, and 3rd homer in two games. And the Suarez says…Dong!

Jesse Winker – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .261.  He didn’t run out of the box on a possible double, was thrown out at 2nd, then was conspicuously pulled for Ervin.  Good luck getting out of David Bell’s doghouse, and better luck fitting in it next to Raisel!

Joey Votto – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .263. As terrible as Votto has been (there’s that word that should be hyphenated again), he’s been better than Benintendi.

Tanner Roark – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.95.  Reds jumped out to a huge lead, so Mr. Roark sailed past Fantasy Island and straight to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W.  Streamonator also likes his next start, assuming he gets back from his maritime adventures on time.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Au Shizz!

Andrew Miller – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.74 and his 3rd save. Carlos Martinez had been overworked recently, but Miller really should be the closer, even if it seems counterintuitive to playing in Busch.

Dakota Hudson – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.61.  Put German Marquez on the Cardinals and he has a 1.50 ERA.  No foolsies.  Any hoo!  Hudson’s next start on the Streamonator is no bueno.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  Said it yesterday, might say it again tomorrow, will say it here…*pats brain pockets* Crap, I don’t know what it is that I was going to say.  Oh, that’s right, I don’t trust Pirates pitchers.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.64 vs. Matt Boyd – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.07.  The Tigers gave away free home run-catching gloves in the outfield for this matchup, but these two only gave up one home run combined. That’s nightmare fuel for Rob Manfred.

Trevor Bauer – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  Only 117 pitches?  That’s not even worth an aw shucks!  You couldn’t even shuck an oyster with that crap!

Dalton Pompey – Was DFA’d. Took a while to find him. Pompey was buried in the ash from Gurriel’s volcanic hot streak.

Justin Smoak – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  Justin is the type to get Smoak’ing hot, so I could see a short-term add. Might even call him a *pinkie to mouth* Smoak’tato.  WUT?!

Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I read that Sanchez was pitching well, and I was thinking about how I hadn’t talked about him much then I saw his ERA was 6.06 and my brain slowly backpedaled out of thinking about Sanchez.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.32 vs. Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  I was thinking the other day that it seemed like offense had come down a bit recently and there were more solid pitching performances. Then I remembered the media cornered Manfred about the juiced balls at the All-Star Game, until he gnawed through Peter Gammons’s ankle and escaped. So, I thought just maybe the balls were different post-ASB, which led me to look at actual data and the post-ASB ERA in MLB is 4.71, which is laughably bad.  This is a long way of saying (and even longer still) these were good pitching performances but the ball is still jumping.

Adalberto Mondesi – Will be reevaluated on Thursday in Kansas City.  Well, you have your instructions Mondesi owners. You need to go early to the Kansas City clinic where Mondesi will be reevaluated, hogtie the doctor in a broom closet, pretend to be the doctor and tell Mondesi his shoulder is fine and can play on Friday. Our teams are relying on one brave soul out there to take an assault and battery, and kidnapping charge.

  1. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Andrus or Amed Rosario ROS and is it close?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’ll take Andrus due to his spot in the lineup but it’s pretty much a toss up to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  2. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Geez I didn’t even realise I was the first comment. Thanks, Grey! Yadda, yadda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  3. Teddy Ballgame says:
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    Some sunofabench brought me here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

  4. Squat Cobblers says:
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    Good stuff Grizzled Chiseled Greystoke! FML don’t abbrev.

    What are the odds of me starting Captain Merrill ‘STUBING’ Kelly for his worst start in the last, I dunno, 10 weeks???? At home against the Orioles no less??? Welp, I’ll answer myself: The odds must have been pretty good! *slams head onto desk with tacks, like the Grey lemming I am*
    Now I feel like I have a ‘little Captain in me’…(that’s what Tennille said!)

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      You know the last matchup he got shelled? — @SD

      And 2 of his best games were vs Mil and in Coors. There should be a glossary term for this type of pitcher — performs the opposite you would think based on matchup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, Yacht Rock or die!

  5. Crazy J says:
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    Damn! You got Cheesecake Factory? All I got was a ratio beating.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Excellent report.

    a. Am back, yeah! Now Will who is hung will be able to look at Abbott and Costello scenes on YouTube.

    b. Seriously, man. I’ll go to KC to take one for the team. No problems. I’ll just buy a return ticket, via Frankfurt and Newark. No one would mistake a gangly, tall, white boy in KC on a hot summer day, right?

    c. Saw this guy Payano’s name and thought it was Pavano, then thought he was the spawn of was Carl Pavano and Alyssa Milano (by the way, don’t look at what Mother Time has done to Angela from Who’s your boss), then I noticed that I had a dust particle right where I thought there was a ‘v’ and then realized his name is Payano, no relation to Pavano. You like him? Payano, that is. For a supposedly mediocre pitcher he looked pretty good last night. Grey, you there?

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for July 24

    from ‘Keep ’em Flying, 1941′

    This movie features a song by Carol Bruce (Linda Joyce in the movie). Her singing is worth the price of admission, unless you’re related to the truck driver who died because of the car crash she caused.

    After her performance, Jinx asks Abbott and Costello for his 10$ payment from the union. Lou gets hoodwinked yet again.

    Jinx gets up from his chair, Lou grabs him by the arm.

    Costello: Stick to the union!

    Abbott: Watch out.

    Jinx: Speaking of the union, what about my $10?

    Costello: What $10?

    Jinx: The $10 of mine in the treasury.

    Costello [To Abbott]: What’s he talking about?

    Abbott: You’re holding $30. Give him his $10.

    Costello: That’s why I’m treasurer. Wait a minute! I’m giving you $10, I don’t know what for.

    Abbott [To Jinx}: Give him an I.O.U. He wants to keep his books straight.

    Costello: I want to be a businessman.

    Jinx: “I owe you ten dollars. ” [He writes it onto the 10$ that Lou will never see again.] Here, sign it.

    Costello: That’s very businesslike. “Heathcliff. ” There you are.

    Jinx: Thanks.

    Costello: That’s what I mean. Gotta keep your books right, and do it like business.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • William Hung says:
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      lol good stuff!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B. Thank you!

      C. HAHA, that’s hilarious

      D. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!!

        But, but, but! I’m dead serious. Is there anything to Payano, the guy who had a 4.34 ERA in triple A this year? Just kidding, man. But am desperate for good pitching that won’t destroy my ratios. I even neg’d SON’s recommendation to start Gallen tonight (I saw the 6.69 BB/9 over the last 30 days). I dropped Gallen for Renato Nunez.

        Better more batter than battery from pitchers, right?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  7. Nick says:
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    Dynasty 2B :

    Urias or Biggio ?
    i have Villar for now

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want Urias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Getting stomped on by a German and a Kelly must certainly have kinky appeal to some, but it just wasn’t my bag

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  9. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Good morning!

    Thanks for advice on Boyd yesterday, good numbers for H2H.

    16 team H2H DYNASTY keeper LEAGUE

    Start :

    Lester @SF?
    Gallen @CHW?

    Thankyou!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d start both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey
    ROS 10 team hth with obp
    Need to replace Mondesi
    Seager, Swanson, Kingery, Didi, or Tim Anderson (if healthy)?
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Anderson if healthy, then Kingery for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Sandman says:
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    Adalberto Mondesi blurb is gold.

    Wanna hold hands for the Sunday Santana prayer hexagon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Yeah, Domingo, please! Not you!

  12. Terrence Mann says:
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    Yesterday, the Astros placed Joshua James on the 10 day IL with right arm fatigue and recalled pitcher Cy Snead. Better recognize, snitches!

    • Dad Dillinger says:
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      Well played rap reference

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  13. Frank says:
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    Wojciechowski or Lamet?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I prefer Lamet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. The says:
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    Alfaro or the Terminator ros

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I prefer Alfaro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d try Travis

  15. Jim says:
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    In a league where the more pitching you have the better off you are I was offered e rod and Aaron hicks for Aaron judge. Thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Pass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. aardvark says:
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    Should I drop voit for Renato?

    Also, do you like beede vs. Chicago or
    Urquidy vs. St. Louis?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want Voit.

      Both are fine streams.

      • aardvark says:
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        Would you rather own beede or urquidy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Beede

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great movie!

  17. Thundergunn says:
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    blurbs on point today, Cano, turner and buxton blurbs all had me lolling.

    What do I do with Mckay in a 14 team mixed Yahoo H2H standard scoring? Who would you hold between him and Urquidy?

    It would be a streamer spot if I dropped one

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      This isn’t close for me- Hold Urquidy. Verlander slipped him some of that sticky-icky pine tar and he’s going to be money rest of season lol. For real tho his k:bb is silly good and McKay just got rocked by a bad team his last outing and isn’t even in the big leagues currently.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with Ivan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with Ivan

  18. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    I’ve got Tim Anderson on the IL and dont need to do anything “right now right now”, but am seeking Segue Smooth’s advice on how to optimize this roster for when he returns in 12 team H2h points. In position to win back my championship belt and the big money prize.

    C – Vasquez
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Whit Merrifield
    3B – Baez
    MI – Hiura
    CI – Danny Santana
    OF – Trout, Eddie Rosario, Dahl, Garret Cooper, Scott Kingery
    U – Hunter Dozier
    Bench – Ohtani, Ramon Laureano
    IL – Tim Anderson, Stanton (picked up off waivers)

    Utility P – Ian Kennedy, Liam Hendriks, Emilip Pagan
    SP – Gerrit Cole, Yu Darvish, Kyle Hendricks, Dallas Keuchel, Domingo German
    RP – Alex Colome, Taylor Roger’s
    Bench – Jon Gray, Archer (was just a SON call)

    This is daily lineups, unlimited moves, 12 start SP weekly league. Bonuses for extra base hits, steals; penalties for bats striking out and getting caught stealing. SPs get bonuses for the W, penalties for loss. RPs same for saves and blown saves/losses.

    The above roster is just optimized for today per Hittertron (no love for Laureano, Ohtanis probably on the bench in NL park. Ohtani has been a staple at my U spot since I added him off waivers)

    Question(s). Out of my current roster, who’s the drop for Tim Anderson. Is there anyone worth dropping to activate? Is Timmy a better SS/MI than Keston or Seager ROS?

    Having a tough time holding Laureano/Santana/Kingery/Cooper because even when using hittertron I’m subjected to watching 1 of the 4 (or more) go off on my bench. How do you rank these 4. Did I just rank them?

    Lastly, assuming Archer is the only streamer I have as an SP, is there anyone on my pitching staff I could/should drop? The RPs help with racking up points every say…but those blown save/losses are brutal.

    Lastly lastly – Finished Stranger Things season 3. Awesommmmmmmmme

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stranger Things was great! Didn’t love 2nd season, but 3rd was on point…

      You have no SS? Cooper is 1st drop — can lose Archer

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Sorry – SS is Corey Seager

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah then him

  19. Thesportsguy says:
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    10 team AL 5×5…Bubba or Santander?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I prefer Santander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. Brian says:
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    I am in a 12 team H2H league and I am sitting in fourth place. I received an unusual trade last night.

    I give K Bryant an receive Sano, Osuna and T Rogers.

    I can get rid of some shitty closers or hitters to fit them in.
    Alfaro, Goldy, DJ, Bryant, Kingery, Yelich, Springer, Hicks, Mazara, A Garcia,Muncy. Bench Gurriel jr Ozuna on DL

    Bieber, Chirinos, Keuchel, Yarborough, Porcello, Efflin, German, Soroka, Giolito, Musgrove RP Leclerc, Greene Kelly DL.

    Take the trade of hold? If accept who to drop?

    Thanks BB

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want more for Bryant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Ben W says:
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    What’s the deal with James Paxton? Is he cuttable? Will this improve? I’d rather have Zach Plesac over him right now.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hold Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. Five-on-One says:
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    Good morning! Yankee fan here, and I especially enjoyed the end of the Didi blurb. Also, saw the note about the SF offense… start Lucchesi at home against the Giants? Lastly – I had Odor in my line-up for the entire year until a couple of weeks ago, put him on my bench immediately before he heated up, finally dropped him yesterday, and now I am thinking about picking him up again. I am an addict. Help me, please!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’m starting Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Lucchesi, but I’m worried — Gotta pick up Odor again, when he gets hot, he goes crazy

  23. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    ROS – Kingery or hunter dozier ? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    You know your teams didn’t have a big night when your only blurbed (yeah I just made that a verb) player is a stream of Dakota Hudson, yikes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wasn’t a great night for me either, if any consolation

  25. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Trey Mancini or Christian Walker rest of season?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I prefer Mancini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

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    Ivanmakebasket says:
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    The Mondesi blurb reminded me of this…

    https://youtu.be/hoe24aSvLtw
    Reply
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    I was thinking more along the lines of

    Veronica Corningstone: [Picks up phone] Veronica Corningstone.
    Ron Burgundy: Hello. This is your doctor. I have your pregnancy results here, and guess what? You, you got knocked up, so you should probably get out of news.
    Veronica Corningstone: Who is this!?
    Ron Burgundy: This is Doctor Chim… Dr. Chim Richalds… Richalds.
    Veronica Corningstone: Is this you Ron!?
    Ron Burgundy: I’m a professional doctor, you saw me.. you don’t remember. You were drunk. You should.. you should go, you should get out of news.
    Veronica Corningstone: This is pathetic.
    Ron Burgundy: You’re pathetic. [hangs up]
    Champ Kind: How’d it go?
    Ron Burgundy: I think she bought it.

    Domingo and Gibson made fecal love on my ratios last night and neither got me a win. Fist shaking at the air doesn’t even make me feel better.

    I’m in a glass cage of emotion.

    • Grey

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      Ha! Nice!

  27. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    The Cano / Paddack situation is the perfect example of a classic fantasy conundrum: do you start your hitters against your own pitchers, hoping that if the pitcher gets spanked, at least your guys do the spanking? Or do you sit your hitters against your own pitchers as a show of good faith?

    This is humanity in a nutshell: spanking vs faith.

    I hereafter shall refer to this phenomenon as the Canondrum, in deference to Gray’s pain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My pain is a warm coat you put on in 105 degree heat so you sweat out your own pain…

      BTW, BVV, if your hitters do well vs. your own pitcher, the term is effin’ your stepsister, but it’s an under the radar term that no one has committed to fully

  28. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Does your ‘stay away from Giants’ comment apply to Lester today @SF? 12 team mixed Roto league. SON likes it at ($14.7)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. Branta says:
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    Great write up, Grey.

    I need to ask about a trade. I already ran it through the analyzer here and on another site and it feels like I should take it but I’m unsure.

    It’s a 12-team h2h keeper league 6×6 with OBP/SLG instead of AVG and QS instead of Wins (and also Home Runs allowed).

    I have been offered Blackmon and Canning for my O’Neill and Snell.

    My OF is Judge, Acuna, Betts, Soler, O’Neill, and Riley. (3 OF and 2 UT starting spots)

    My pitchers are Snell, Flaherty, Marquez, D. German, Maeda, Minor, Paxton, Archer (streamer), and Glasnow stashed on my IL.

    Is Blackmon enough to move Snell when my pitching has been kind of up and down? Is the uncertainty of the Rockies moving him and his awful .657 OPS away from Coors enough reason to stay away from him? Can Canning actually figure it out this year, as keeper restrictions would mean I probably won’t hold on to him unless he has a dominant ROS?

    Thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s a good offer but not sure your pitching can handle the loss of Snell. Think I’d pass.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      agree with DT, that would make you pitching pretty unstable (outside of Snell you don’t really have anyone that dependable), so I’d sit tight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

    • Branta says:
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      Thanks, y’all!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  30. Luvdarooks says:
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    I am in a 4 x 4 ( No Wins )….I have M Kelly , Lamet, Yamamoto killing my ERA and WHIP, Barely still in first due to offense…: ready to cut one because I am worried that will smith will get traded and I will be stuck without saves. Since W do not exist in this league cutting one of these will help my ERA and whip which finds me in the middle of the pack and falling…and I am really hoping that Miller becomes the closer… He is available and I can pick him up immediately… Should I cut one of those starters? ( Whom) .. I am thinking Yamamoto who will least likely get me wins. But if I keep getting blowups I would be better off cutting somebody who’s killing my ERA and whip what do you think and who should go because even if Miller does not close …… getting Better ratios and ERA probably would help more than the few wins for the rest of the year

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Kelly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d lose Yamamoto, but between him and Kelly I don’t have a huge preference

      • luvdarooks says:
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        ugh miller gone N Anderson is available make the move ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  31. Esleep55 says:
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    Hey DT and Gray,

    I’m pretty much out of the playoff running and i am in sell mode in my 12 team H2H keeper league. We keep 10 players.
    I was offered Mize or Luzardo with picks 3 and 4 for Upton and Andrus. My question is, who is the better prospect between these 2? is there a big difference? And any change we see either of them in 2020?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not a big difference, pretty much a coin toss to me. Mize feels a little safer but they both have injury concerns and there’s really no such thing as a safe pitching prospect. I’d go Mize…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m gonna say Luzardo, but agree with DT on TINSTAPP

  32. Milkman says:
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    Would love some guidance in my h2h keeper auction league! I have a stacked OF and got unlucky with injuries to Glasnow & Corrasco so need to trade away some keeper value to amp up my pitching. I got offered Syndergaard ($41) for Robles ($17) – do you think I should pull trig or try to swing something else. My team is below with keeper values in parenthesis. I can only keep 8 players at the end of the year so it makes sense for me to offload as I go for the chip. Help me out !

    C: Garver ($7)
    1B: Hunter Dozier ($1)
    2B: Senzel ($1)
    3B: Muncy ($6)
    SS: Story ($13)
    OF: Acuna ($15)
    OF: Trout ($51)
    OF: Starling Marte ($9)
    OF: Ozuna ($15)
    Util: Victor Robles ($17)
    Util: Jorge Polanco ($1)
    Bench: Aj Pollack ($3)
    Bench: Luis Urias ($1)
    Bench: D Gordon ($13)

    P: Bauer ($19)
    P: Morton ($4)
    P: Musgrove ($1)
    P: Bieber ($11)
    P: Flaherty ($5)
    P: Z Davies ($1)
    RP: Ross Stripling ($1)
    RP: C Mart ($5)
    RP:
    Bench: Cease ($1)
    Bench: Plesac ($1)
    IL: Corrasco ($39)
    IL: Glasnow ($4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For a rental? Sounds decent to me, but I don’t love Noah so if you can do better or different I would prefer

  33. phil says:
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    Looking to give up Kyle Hendricks to get a hitter. Who do like from this group
    Hicks, Correa, Mercado, Robles, or Reyes? First and second choice, please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado, Hicks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You should likely do a tad better tho

  34. Game Of Throws says:
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    Was offered Didi for my Shane Greene. Take it? Thanks!

    • Game Of Throws says:
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      Saves only league. He would be replacing Villar or Domingo Santana (who is hurt)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  35. Five-on-One says:
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    Need a replacement for Domingo Santana (maybe hurt?). Pick one (position does not matter):

    Brandon Dixon, Odor, Jarod Dyson, Galvis, Verdugo (but not playing every day), Goodrum,
    Pujols, Santander, Teoscar, Sano, Dom Smith, Smoak, Moreland…

    Realize some are apples and kiwi, but all categories still important.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  36. Travis Hafner says:
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    Looking to do a streamer today in my 10 teamer.

    Would you prefer ZGallen @CHW (+4.4) or Ross Stripling LAA(+13.9).

    Could maybe do both but I’d drop AMunoz who’s been a really nice ratio guy.

    • knucks says:
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      I’d approach this differently in a H2H than a Roto league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling, and both

  37. Hip hip jorge says:
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    Which side do you guys like: my laureano, Domingo Santana, and sonny gray for his scherzer (Garrett cooper, Oscar Mercado, Alex Dickerson, and mark cahna available on wire)

    • knucks says:
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      I think its kinda close.

      So with the names you mentioned are available and the fact that Domingod left yesterday hurt, I would prob go Max, Cooper and Mercado

      • Hip hip jorge says:
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        I only need one OF to replace my two since I have acuna, Soto, s Marte, and Dahl!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Take scherzer and run, grab cooper and mercado.

  38. carter franz says:
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    Domo Arigato Mr. Renato!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moshi moshi

  39. frankgrimes says:
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    Can’t explain why but Rudy’s title really make me chuckle today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, was a good one

    • Yes says:
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      You probably watched threes company on tv when it first ran?

  40. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey!!!

    I wanted to ask about starting Gallen, but I’ve been beaten to it above.

    Here’s a fun alternate question: it’s trade season, and I am ready to pull the trigger if a closer situation changes. That said, I’ve got a full deck of crappy closers right now, so who is my first to drop if I can grab someone better: Robles or Neris? (I hope I get to replace both)

    Lurrrrrrrrrve ya!

    • knucks says:
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      I’d roster Hansel Robles over Neris

      Hansel’s been better + Gabe is a weirdo + And D-Rob is back soon (I think?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lurve!

        • sportivetricks says:
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          Thanks for the perfect inning with 3ks from Neris today, fellas! Jinxes usually work against me.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, nice!

  41. callmeeljefe says:
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    Gray @Was or Lamet @NYM ?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, Lamet

      • callmeeljefe says:
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        Ha…Neither would be no fun now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Might be more fun if they get blown up

  42. Metric Man says:
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    Olson or Hoskins? Olson is hitting a HR in every 12 at-bats and hitting close to .300 for the last month. Hit xStats are better than Hoskins too.

    • Metric Man says:
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      Olson –

      xBA .280
      Barrel 16.8%
      Exit Velo 92.0
      Hard Hit 52.8
      xSLG .596

      Hoskins

      xBA .226
      Barrel 9.1%
      Exit Velo 89.4
      Hard Hit 38.2%
      xSLG .403

      Olson 39/21/44 in only 256 at-bats. Hoskins has 348 at-bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You seemed to answer your own question; don’t disagree that Hoskins has been miserable… I do think he can pull himself out

      • Metric Man says:
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        It’s always wise to seek wise counsel for validation or a differing opinion. :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          BTW, Metric Man, your comments have been solid, appreciate it!

  43. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    So Darvish start wasn’t too awful. he had one bad inning that included his only BB when his control was a little off for 2 batters. Other than that, he looked pretty good, he had an impressive K vs Posey that was very pitcherly (is that a word) and another AB (dont remember vs who) where he hit the corner on 3 straight pitches.

    I cautiously still optimistic, only 1 walk to 6 Ks, and hanging on to him for his next start vs the Cards.

    come to think about it, didn’t someone do a post on him? ;-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah, my B… 6 IP, 4 ER with Ks is prolly what I’d take from Darvish every time if the alternative is 4 IP, 5 ER

  44. Gotime says:
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    12 teamer H2H cats with Wins / QS
    Current meh rotation: Strasberg, Ryu, Price, Wheeler, Domingo, Luchessi, Maeda, Gallen, Rogers, Robles, Raisel … can’t start him this week but pick up Urquidy and hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  45. Justin Ralph says:
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    Is anyone else a little bit excited about Alex Wood? There is no pitching to be found this season and I’m stashing him now.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      no pitching, really. he does have a good pitching coach. on the other hand he’s in a bad pitching park, had no camp, is months out of any type of rhythm etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tend to agree with Jon Lovitz, lots of stuff to be concerned about

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        you know it, JACK!

        – i do have him stashed in some dynasties, but that was from back when he was still on LAD.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  46. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you think Verdugo will be on a platoon? Drop him for Odor or Sano,? Trade analyzer rates both of them higher

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Odor while hot

  47. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey/DT/Coolwhip

    Got a few things for y’all today:

    a) Funny trade offer I received from a kid I used to play baseball with in college

    His Kingery and Fiers for my Macho OR Bryant *insert poop emoji* after i just traded Buehler Dozier for Lindor I was hoping the market on Bryant or Machado would be considerably better lol

    b) He’s trying to deal Fiers and I have some interest but obviously not for that price. It also made me lift up the hood on Fiers a-la Coolwhip. He’s an interesting case because I can’t figure out what is giving him so much success and I see regression coming hard and yet he keeps firing great games.

    His 5.67 K/9 is his lowest in the last 5 years, his 2.59 BB/9 is his third highest in his last 5 years, and his FIP and xFIP make me want to puke in my mouth at 4.61 and 5.37, respectively.

    What he has done well is he gives up 1.12 HR/9, and a .241 BABIP both his lowest since 2014. but it seems like theres room for regression there. He IS using his sinker and cutter about 3% more than last year while his velo on all of his breakers are up at least 1 mph.

    c) Do y’all buy in to what Fiers is doing? He’s on an impressive streak right now and regardless of his under the hood stats he’s getting the job done right now every. single. time. What would be some hitters you guys would conservatively suggest to make a Fiers deal happen? I don’t want to overextend because I think he could turn into Cashner in a HOT second.

    Sorry for the being long-winded

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      a) LOL I’d send him a poop emoji, and then tell him this is why scouts never liked him

      b) So with him, I see that his K-rate is down (along with lowest whiff% in career), BB-rate up, and Hard hit% against is highest since 2016. It also looks like he’s relying a lot on his curve this year (increased a LOT) but with a 90ish fastball not sure how much I’d want to buy in. I wouldn’t want to give up anything too valuable for that.

      c) i feel like the wheels might come off soon, he basically been missing barrels by jussst enough, and not sure i’d want to bank on that. i’d only give like a mediocre bat thats on a hot streak, otherwise i’m sure you could stream better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha, former friend too I see!

      B. Agree with Coolwhip, he’s pitching well on the surface, but the underlying numbers are ugly

      C. See B and agree with Coolwhip

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        A. HAHAHA yes former friend now

        Thanks a lot guys. I guess I’ll pass since I can’t figure out a bat to give him that aligns with the price. appreciate the in-depth response Coolwhip!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Haha, No problem

  48. Murph says:
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    Hey guys
    Justin Turner or Renato Nunez for a bench bat going forward?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

  49. jaybo903 says:
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    Lyles or Lamet worth a stream today? If so, which one is top choice?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  50. jaybo903 says:
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    Lyles or Lamet worth a stream today? If so, which one is top choice?

    Thanks

  51. At this point I would be better off playing Yuli Gurriel over Laureano? What about Hiura over Senzel? The are rest of season roster decisions and then there are those whose the hot schmotatoe decisions… Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano’s been a top 25 OF, you must have someone else to replace with Yuli — yes, Hiura

  52. TJ says:
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    Would you drop Upton or Schwarber for Odor?
    Need a 2B!
    Also need HRs
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  53. Need to cut at least 1 maybe 2 players to activate Scherzer. Saves are very close in league, can be a difference of 2-3 points ( same with wins, but innings limit) . Help!
    Narvaez
    M Olson
    Muncy
    Lindor
    Hiura
    Bryant
    Springer
    Y Alvarez
    J Abreu
    Puig
    Chapman
    Dahl
    Strasburg
    Synderguard
    Price
    Giolito
    Beiber
    C Martinez
    I Kennedy
    R Inglesias
    Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Raisel

      • We only play 3 OF’s in starting lineup. Does that change anything? Who do you think the 2nd player to cut if need to? Thanks as always! I enjoy your work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should make a trade if you need to drop another player… you have so many good players… I guess Giles or Kennedy

  54. jason batteiger says:
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    i was quite sure that espn had payano’s player page picture was really big willie, but when i looked up willie they are different pictures, maybe.

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/35328

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/35238/willie-calhoun

    they are almost the exact same age as well.

    meanwhile in 12 team 5×5 dannys antana got dropped, but my waiver didn’t cut it. have mondesi in DL slot, had added marwin late last week.
    C vaz
    1B au rizz
    2B some dude named marwin
    SS story
    3B chapman
    OF (3) acuna, conforto, rosario
    util (2): alonso, otani
    BN meadows
    add any of these over marwin: kike, newman, cano, galvis, kipnis, brosseau,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      I’d try Cano, maybe he’s suddenly hot

      • jason batteiger says:
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        never thought i’d be owning him again, did for about 1.5 years about 3 years ago and sold him for way more than he’s been worth since then in a deep dynasty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

  55. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, need your help with shallow league problems! 10-team 5×5 roto daily moves league, I need to maximize my at bats, I have too many Pitchers and need to drop one for a bat (batty calls) that I can swap in for hitters that are getting a day off. B/c the league is very shallow, I am taking this more start by start rather than best option ROS, unless any of these guys are must keeps. With that all being said, which of the guy/s below would you not hesitate to drop for a hitter? I am including just their next starts with SON numbers. Thanks Grey!
    – Darvish at STL ($16.6)
    – Lucchesi vs SF (19.6)
    – Marquez at CIN (14.6)
    – Ed Rod vs NYY (6.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start all of them

  56. Matty says:
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    So May 26 wasn’t the time to drop Yuli for Kevin Cron? Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  57. baseballbanter says:
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    is there any point to blake treinen in a 16T?

    his xstats are unsightly, he has already had 2 IL stints this year, and his K/BB is 1.4. ONE POINT FOUR.

    i only have fringe arms like pivetta (looked good outta the bullpen), eflin, d. castillo, barnes, mchugh, or eovaldi on the wire.

    drop treinen for any of them? thanks old greyworm.

    • baseballbanter says:
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      also some more un-established but better performing arms:

      n. goody, andres munoz, chris martin, brebbia, drake

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Martin for saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I see no point to Treinen

  58. Scuffy McGee says:
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    d’Arnaud or Jansen? Has Travis taken over starting duties?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  59. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto keeper w QS not W, I’m shooting for a top 3-4 finish (Keeper rounds in parenthesis):

    I give: Luis Castillo (6th), L.Gurriel (8th), Lamet (22nd)

    I get: deGrom , Giolito and S.Marte

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems okay, lot of keeper value you’re giving up

  60. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just got a trade offer.

    I give Corey Seager ($39) and Buster Posey ($30)
    I get Mad-Bum ($40)

    Make the deal or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok i’ll make the deal. thanks again.

  61. Paul says:
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    What side:

    Shane Bieber and Zach Wheeler

    Or

    Whit Merrifield

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber, but fair

  62. Matty says:
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    So I guess now the move is Odor over Barretto at the end of my bench in a dynasty?
    I thought I was done with that heart ache.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  63. Fogimon says:
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    Between Marquez last week, Merril Kelly & Domingo German last night, my team Roto ERA went from a league dominating 3.11 to 3.42 and I fell from threatening 2nd place to dropping to 5th.

    It would take a unbelievable heater to climb back in the race now.
    Ready to throw in the towel. Goodbye fantasy baseball 2019.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh cmon Fogimon!

      • Fogimon says:
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        I guess we’ll see if the team-wide reverse jinx works.

        I went back and looked at my 2017 season, and noticed I picked up Rhys Hoskins on August 14th, and he ended up with 18 HR and 47 RBI for me that year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That was a great pickup… kinda like Yuli in June 9th of this year

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Don’t leave now, you’ll miss Luis Urias’ historic home run streak

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  64. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hey Grey- hope all is well in the desert. Curious on picking up Beede as a streamer. Its a points league H2H and I think he could make my weekly line up occasionally with a stream.

    current pitching roster:
    German Marquez
    Jack Flaherty
    Matt Boyd
    Caleb Smith
    Sonny Gray
    Zac Gallen
    Joe Musgrove
    Jose Urquidy
    Taylor Rogers
    Liam Hendriks
    Alex Colome

    Since I only have spots for two Rps may one of the three I have can go for Tyler Beede? I’m trying to wait if Colome gets traded to a team and if hes the closer on that team. Should I move now or wait? what do you say , Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold for right now, might change after his next start

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Thanks my man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  65. Huffin Gas says:
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    Pitching has been bad this year without a doubt. I’ve done my share of venting/ranting on here. But today I took a hard look at the only league where I’m out of it to see how I got there.

    My pitching in that league has been terrible. I’ve been hovering around the very bottom of ERA and WHIP all year. And as terrible as my pitching has been, I’m losing because of my hitting. Judge, Benintendi, Conforto, etc. As it turns out, most people have bad pitching. Exactly half the league has ERA’s over 4. I can’t recall seeing that in a 12-teamer before.

    With offense being up so much, you really need to keep up or you’ll sink fast. It’s still about offense is the take away for me. I’m not going to overreact in drafts next year. I may just be more aggressive on guys that can steal while supplying other counting stats. That’s my take 2019 away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Exactly! Was saying this on the podcast a few weeks ago, if you’re not getting 5 HRs a day on offense, you get into trouble in a hurry

  66. Chucky says:
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    Vazquez or Realmuto? Seems that Realmuto has the big fish little pond syndrome in Miami, that hasn’t translated to that mess in Philly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto

  67. the tone ranger says:
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    i have daniel muphy contemplating seeing what it would take to land yuri gurriel. which would you expect to be better going forward and by how much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Gurriel…

  68. Ty says:
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    Drop Riley for Mercado or Urias in roto? My hitting is stacked and I’ve been waiting to drop Riley for a while now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

  69. happyharry says:
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    Hwy Grey and DT..12 team, H2H, 6X6 – Being offered Josh Bell for Jose Ramirez.?Yes or No?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go JoRam at this point

  70. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    WTF Suarez is getting day off today… what the hell is wrong with managers, why do they sit guys in the middle a hot streak? there is no one hotter than Suarez.

    Prayer circle for Gallo, getting MRI on hand today, missing 2nd straight game :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that is so bad! What is wrong with these managers

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      wrist, and we’ve not been told anything about when this even occurred.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          ok, TEX now getting into the realm of LAA (not quite that bad), there was no news of any kind on when/where box wine even got hurt, then it was called a “sore wrist”. now it might be a “broken hamate bone”. see that had to have happened by something like a hit by pitch, which we never once got any update about at all.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, Gallo doesn’t sound good

  71. DonnieB says:
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    For next year, would you rather have Trea Turner at $61 or Manny Machado at $50? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Seem kinda high, is that out of $260?

      • DonnieB says:
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        $300

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess Machado, neither are great prices

          • DonnieB says:
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            Agree. Senzel dizzy again and taken out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh man

            • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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              i don’t think he had any previous dizzy issues this year. he’s had ALL sort of other issues of course.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                It’s not good news

  72. Buster Moon says:
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    DeJong or T. Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      jedong’s OPS since april: .660.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        ok, now it’s up to a more entertain(ment)ing .720 since april (14 total bases in one day’ll do that)

  73. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I have a surfeit of closers on a couple of mixed redraft teams. I proposed trades using both my valuations and the ROS player rater, all to avail.

    What are some SPs and Bats that you think are commensurate with Vazquez and Yates?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu? Bieber?

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        It’s kinda funny that one of the trades that was rejected was Yates for Bieber and didn’t even get a counter. So apparently, I need to try another route. Also, offered Yates for Rhysus in another league, same result.

        Thanks for the input. I’ll keep plugging along.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          look for the owners that need saves or good RP in general. nobody not in serious need of saves would trade bieber for yates (at least i never would, unless in some odd spot where i have like 4 top SP types and am in need of saves pretty badly)

          • Tim Anderson Project says:
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            Agreed, I believe Gray is the one who taught us not to pay for saves. Especially right before trade deadline as its very risky and there will be a whole new croup of closers available probably on wire after trade deadline.

            Sorry but closer should not warrant a top 50 hitter or top 20 sp. Too random of a category.

            • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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              his opps might not work like that though, it’s at least worth trying to get bieber for a closer. but my guess is it doesn’t work for him, and easiest way to make trades when you have too many closers is to find the teams that need them, THOSE guys are the most likely to actually pay a guy like bieber for yates.

  74. Molina bros bbq says:
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    My:
    Luis castillo ($14, $17 in 2020, $21 in 2021) and bo bichette ($5, $10, $13)

    Or

    Their:
    K davis, f vazquez, degrom (none keepable)

    12 team obp keeper league. Im in 2nd/3rd but 1st is running away with it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Molina bros bbq says:
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        Thanks grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. William Hung says:
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    Lester’s start today epitomizes my fantasy baseball season this year – I just cannot make good streaming calls this year and it’s sinking my fantasy team

    I need to worship a different fantasy god or something

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • William Hung says:
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        I was thinking of streaming Marquez tomorrow too but watch what’ll happen – he’ll either get “sick” or make Puig and/or Suarez the second coming of Albert Pujols.

        Since you are in first SON must have helped you somewhat, but in my H2H league, it’s been at like roughly 50% for me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Please don’t jinx Marquez!

    • The Harrow says:
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      lester getting sick is somehow your fault how now? pretty sure almost everybody would agree lester had a good start today if not sick. unless you somehow knew in advance he was sick and thought he’d play with it anyway (and well) nothing you thought or did or could’ve done (unless you poisoned him or got him sick) affected him getting sick and this being in the news after first games locked (as it appears you’re in those kind of leagues where you can’t add somebody else after picking lester).

      – this type of thinking does generally go with thinking god worship affects the things in the world (and that certain ways of doing that or certain gods are better than others), so points for coherence on that if all this isn’t a joke.

      • William Hung says:
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        We all know Fantasy Gods and jinxes are real

        • The Harrow says:
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          not all of us. i got a big ego but i’d never assume anything i say or think about anybody many miles away affects anything they’re doing (or even the next door neighbor really), isn’t big enough for that.

          – on the gods part, if that were true, how in the hell would anybody know which ones are the “right” ones. this isn’t like regular religions where people assume theirs just happens to be the only “right” one and everybody else should be killed and/or is going to hell since everybody else by definition are heathens.

  76. krazyivan says:
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    I haven’t see Miguel Sano’s name on any Buy’s and he definitely wasn’t on the second half top 100. His pace that he has produced so far projects him at about 30 home runs and 125 runs+ rbis right now if he had played the whole season.

    His last 30 day hitter rating is #53 which is just a bit higher then Bryce Harper, Josh Bell, Yordan Alvarez and Juan Soto. Should he be rostered in every 12 team league or are the strikeouts so bad that he is too risky for all that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own him in a mixed 12 teamer… I don’t know if he’s unowned in 50% of leagues for a Buy

      • krazyivan says:
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        Ok, thanks. In Yahoo he is 30%. I’m going to roll with partly due to needing a HR boost but also that it seems Baldelli is playing more and moved him up to 5th the last 3 games.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I own him, and like him… So if he’s out there, grab him

    • Worm Burner says:
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      Hey Grey,

      12 team mixed redraft league.

      1. Is it time to cut bait with Giancarlo. I have others who could keep his season-long IL seat warm (G.Sanchez/Mondesi). Giancarlo’s pee pee angle averages out to more than his launch angle.

      2. Would you drop L. Urias for a hot bat, Odor-type, or give the kid more time?

      Thanks and Have a good one

      • Worm Burner says:
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        My apologies, i didnt mean for this to be a reply………

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        1. Yes, can cut him 2. Sure

  77. Dam says:
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    Someone just dropped Merril Kelly. He’s @ Miami on Monday, so he’s lining up to be a two start streamer next week. Should I give him a shot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  78. Gotime says:
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    Wondering about pitching in a H2H cats vs Roto / points league that I’ve seen in some past comments (I.e. would start pitcher A in H2H not Roto) what’s the reasoning asking for a friend, actually no for me ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s reasoning for what?

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        I believe he’s asking what’s the reasoning for starting a pitcher in H2H but not in a Roto points league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          H2H stats revert each Monday…roto’s stats stay with you

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      can take far more risk in h2h, esp if/when you are say losing ratios badly later in week. in fact if you are almost certain to lose ratios anyway you can stream a ton to for sure win wins and K’s.

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        YUP ^^ Balloons is so right about taking risks. I win W, QS, K every week and my ERA/WHIP are toss ups

        • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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          risks like streaming lyles over V2 today, good thing stats clear at midnight or so monday

  79. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Drop Dannys Antana, Joc, or Mercado for Odor? Getting tired of holding Conforto all year too lol

    Also if Gallo heads to the DL would you drop Mondesi to free up a spot? I really feel like he’s not coming back this year. They have no reason for him to play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc… yes can drop Mondesi I think

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Thanks G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. aintlifegrand says:
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    10 Tm OBP Redraft

    Team that has been hot on Mondesi all year is still trying to trade for him. He has said he would move Mondesi 1:1 for any of Hunter Dozier, Kingery, B. Lowe. He also has Albies and Gleyber who he has included in past deals. My current 2B/SS/MI trio is Lourdes, Escobar, Semien. To start, a new CI would have to be better than Voit or J Turner. Yordan, Mookie, Yelich and Dahl are my regular OF & U, so I wouldn’t sit those guys most weeks.

    How do you rank my options of Albies, Torres, H Dozier, Kingery and B Lowe for a deal before word comes out on the reexamination results tomorrow?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re trading for Mondesi? Seems terrible, I guess you can send Lowe since he’s not much of anything

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry, I misread… You’re trading away Mondesi? Ah, okay, then I’d take any of those, except Lowe… Albies and Gleyber seem unrealistic, can try Kingery or Dozier

  81. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    My two cents if theyre worth anything to you….

    I’d say you gotta get Torres if he’s offering….then Albies and the order you have them now. Lowe’s rehab could be slower than we thought.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      I’d do the deal today also if u can…as Grey and I just discussed above, Mondesi is prolly droppable in 10 tm

  82. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Three leagues may have DL guys returning. Who should I drop when appropiate?

    1. Eloy. Drop Ryan Braun or Christian Walker.
    2. Strickland. Drop Liam Hedndrick or Carlos Martinez (or Strickland).
    3. Wheeler. Zack Gallen (delay moving Wheeler from DL until I need to make a move).

    • The Harrow says:
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      2. strickland himself, the other 2 are def closers already, if no other moves can just leave strickland in DL slot
      3. same here, i’d see wack zheeler do well before activating (maybe if gallen gets destroyed tonight you can activate sooner. it’s also possible wheeler does badly tomorrow, then doesn’t start for a little while longer if/when he gets traded shortly)

      1. i’d probably drop white walker first. depends though, as if you start braun everyday, he’ll get tons of off days (he hadn’t till just lately, but some other DTD thing popped up on him just now and i’d be a bunch of money it continues for ROS), so owning braun you’ll want a BN guy to slot in for him, often.

      • The Harrow says:
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        bet a bunch of money not “be a bunch of money”

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Exactly my thoughts. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1/2 Why not ask when they’re actually returning? Are these 1st two close to returning? I’d drop Strickland, Walker and Gallen, that order as of right now

      • The Harrow says:
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        wheeler friday is back. strickland supposedly pretty soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, I said the moves I’d do

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        I’m asking now because of their imminent status. I know not to act until the moment they’re activated (and also know not to act too soon) since I’ve been burned frequently when players are supposed to “be activated Friday” and then don’t really do so for another couple of weeks (e.g., I’m talking to you, Tatis).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  83. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Watched all 6 hours of the Mueller hearing(s). Ugh. The country’s got issues yall:(

    Here’s your Yacht Rock song of the Day…”Into the Night” by Benny Mardones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aWhn0Hc8ps

    It’s a classic “Yatch Rock” song, but it’s also one of the most disturbing. Let’s go through the criteria I established yesterday…

    (1) Are there politically incorrect/inappropriate lyrics? All over the place. “Picking someone up and taking them into the night” has creepy sprinkled all over it.
    (2) Does the song refer to a “relationship” in anyway, shape, or form? An inappropriate one.
    (3) Is there a random instrument solo in the middle of the song? No
    (4) Is there a use of an obscure instrument (e.g., xylophone, flute, chimes, etc.)? His excessive screaming at the end of the song qualifies as an obscure instrument.
    (5) Is there a maritime reference found within the song? No

    3/5 for Benny Mardones “Into the Night”.

    That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OH MY GOD THE GUY WHO OPENS THE DOOR — I’m dead

      I talked about Yacht Rock on the radio today, using your guide!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I decided to start off big, as this song is disturbing in so many ways albeit not checking off all five boxes. Where did you talk about “Yacht Rock” on the radio? Link?

  84. Hepcat13 says:
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    Greyt write up!

    I took a gamble on a trade: Yahoo, H2H 12 team 5×5

    D. Murphy and Mondesi or J. Villar ROS?

    Just checking if I gave up Mondesi too easily?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy side, seems fair

  85. Jesse LIBROT says:
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    McKay or Fried ROS?

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? I guess Fried

  86. Waiverwirin says:
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    RCL format – Of the below, which three would you want for 5th OF, UT, and Bn?

    Adam Frazier, Hunter Dozier, Kevin Pillar, Mike Yastrzemski, Maikel Franco, Brandon Crawford

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, none, Yaz, Maikel

  87. Steve says:
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    Is Peralta the new closer in Mil? Or is Counsel just being Councel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Dave D says:
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        What the hell do you know about closers, Grey? Hansel Robles is still waiting for his apology and Hunter Strickland is laughing at you from Roenis Elias’ passenger seat. Back off!!! ;-)

    • Dave D says:
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      He has better closer stuff than starter so I think “yes”, that looks like a good assumption that Counsell sticks with what seems to make sense.

    • knucks says:
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      I added Freddy everywhere because I don’t trust that C**nsell not to screw me over…as I own Hader everywhere and already have the jitters about them acquiring a diff closer. I’m shook, yo!

      • Dave D says:
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        Good move. My gut tells me this sticks. At very least he will be the righty option in Hader’s stead.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Really? Meh, maybe, I know Counsell (Brewers) don’t really like Hader as closer

        • Dave D says:
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          I’m telling you “yes” Grey. I am rarely emphatic, but buy anywhere you can that you need saves. The Hansel drafter in me told me to tell you that.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe I shouldn’t dismiss out of hand

      • Dave D says:
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        I have a DC league where it will help me immensely if Peralta gets saves, and could quite possibly help me win it as saves are my only weak area there. Fingers crossed. I have several Peralta shares and only one Hader.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re prejudicial!

          • Dave D says:
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            Yes, but no dark glasses nor myopia in this jury.

        • knucks says:
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          Could be the non-move they make to get Hader back into the swing role. Can allow them to go after a Woodruff replacement instead of a closer next week.

          It’s worth the add to find out.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, Counsell just said Peralta’s stuff fits there… You guys could be right

            • Dave D says:
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              It does. Honestly I thought about this a few weeks ago. He is a really good two pitch guy. Perfect closer convert material. I would bet a good chunk of change with the right spread that this sticks and he becomes a top 6 closer very quickly. Wager monopoly money anyone?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I have been saying for weeks to sell Hader bc the Brewers love him in the 7th and 8th…So maybe… But then again, Chacin is headed to the IL, and the Brewers need another starter — though not sure Peralta fits there or is stretched out for it

                • Dave D says:
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                  I say there is zero chance they stretch out Peralta. They have figured him out quickly and will pickup a better starter.

              • Dave D says:
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                I own him in several regular NFBC leagues and dropped him nowhere after he was pulled from rotation. I like him better in relief. We’re already seeing why. Seems like a no-brainer thing to me a la Andrew Miller, et al

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Peralta has a 2.32 ERA in 31 relief innings *monocle emoji*

                  • Dave D says:
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                    Yeah, I know. He’s been lights out as a RP. I’ve got him in several rosters and noticed. His K/IP/BB is excellent too as RP.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Okay, I’m converted and picked him up, let’s go Freddy!

                    • Dave D says:
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                      That wasn’t that tough of a sell!!

                      The only negative is Magoo/Oaktown have him in our DC. I have him in two other DCs.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Meh, that league is DOA for me, sadly

  88. Philly Yayo says:
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    Yarborough or Yamamoto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yarbrough

    • knucks says:
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      Freddy Peralta

      • Dave D says:
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        Ha!

  89. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. how do you rank sano, r nunez and rile? thanks!

    • herschel says:
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      thats riley….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  90. Kevin Hart says:
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    Yarborough or Yamamoto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yarborough

    • knucks says:
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      Freddy Peralta

  91. Fleeced says:
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    Dickerson or O’neil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  92. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    You watch Beede today? What u think? You holding him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I dropped him for Yoan Lopez

    • herschel says:
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      pretty tough upcoming schedule. @ phi and @ col next week….

  93. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. alonzo/flaherty for degrom/k davis? which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  94. Gotime says:
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    Well I feel like Marty closing his eyes about to hit 88 for the first time, picked up Freddy P… With Rogers Raisel and Robles … why not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not?!

  95. stevie says:
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    What would be your short-term replacement for Gallo? Hopefully short term. Best options look to be Hosmer, Sano, Vogelbach.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

    • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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      sano pretty much is gallo (not long ago nobody would’ve thought it was easy to even say which of them was even better than the other one, but somehow neither played in the HR derby this year, nor judge, so the 3 best guys to even be in that weren’t in it)

  96. TJ says:
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    Who’s most rosterable …Lamet, Roark, or LeClerc overall value.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark

  97. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof. how are you ranking the following (or top 3)? peralta, y lopez, strickland, martin and dyson. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin, Dyson, Freddy

  98. baby seal says:
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    Yo G, anyone tell u Montas is still the 26th ranked SP on the ESPN Player Rater? *lol*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In today’s game, it’s better to not pitch

      • baby seal says:
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        Don’t be such a prospblock!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  99. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    anybody else add V2 to stream today (@ DET), then in less than 3 minutes decide lyles (vs STL) was better? hahahahaha. on SON they were very close, it seemed a close decision.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ouch

  100. Hip hip jorge says:
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    Follow up from earlier today:
    Which trade has me losing less?
    My Domingo Santana and Ramon laureano for his scherzer (add Garrett Cooper from wire)
    My Domingo Santana and hiura for his scherzer (add Luis Urias from wire)

    Thanks for all the help and articles here at razzball – best fantasy site without question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty even, prefer Cooper so 1st one

      • Hip hip jorge says:
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        Any change if odor is also available on the wire (instead of Urias)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks homey!

  101. Mr. A Knife says:
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    20 teamer with slugging, OPS, total bases, holds, OBP over AVG, hits, QS, holds and innings added h2h redraft.
    1. drop peacock or r.hill first to make room for gallo in DL slot (have stanton/hill/peacock for 3 slots)

    2. best add: teoSCAR, b.anderson, j.jones, tauchman, redneck silence of the lambs (starling), a.jones?

    have this team besides:
    C vaz
    1B rizzo
    2B mostsuckass (3B)
    3B mcneil (2B/OF)
    SS polanco
    OF (3) o’neill, senzel (that better be a sickness), gallo
    util (1) otani
    BN segura (him too, short term thing)
    DL stanton
    SP: yarbrough, junis, bailey, corbin, paddack, gibson, kelly, lynn
    RP: parker (gotta drop him now too, some decent holds guys out there, but this is the ONE spot where i want hader closing due to few other saves, only possibly biagini out there, rooting hard for w.smith to get traded but not dyson), hader, buttrey, barnes, dyson.
    DL: peacock, r.hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Peacock 2. Anderson

  102. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Which catcher since Molina is out of commission?
    Cisco
    Wieters
    Alfaro

    Ugh, what shite.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  103. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Reynoldo Lopez $$$$$$

    He’s having a sick second half. I see him being good to very good rest of season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully!

      • Ivanmakebasket says:
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        Late season waiver wire pickups doing work. Uriquidy, Gausman, reynoldo, Beede (meh today), later in the week Yarborough. Get looooooose!!!

  104. Sam says:
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    Gausman or urquidy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urquidy

      • Sam says:
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        Thanks for making this the only cite I look at for fantasy!

        • Sam says:
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          One more! Didn’t realize someone dropped odor! I have buxton and urias as my bottom feeders. Make a move for him or stay put? My team avg on most weeks is not so great.

  105. KrazyIvan says:
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    Teams adjust to new players in the league so much faster then ever before. That’s why I lovin’ Luis Urias strategy of sucking against every pitch in every location. Pitchers have nothing to adjust to. Brilliant!

  106. William Hung says:
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    Dammit – Gallen threw a gem tonight… picked Lester over him for today’s stream

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      wish i was in leagues that shallow (not really, but in this case i guess so), only 1 league where i could even pick up gallen (12 teamer standard), which i of course did. can’t tell now what lester’s SON numbers were but @SF is a damn good start almost certainly. chatwood and his record setting BB rate over that many innings from last year’s numbers probably are banging around in SON’s head causing that ugly -12.9 that he has now after he replaced the sick lester.

  107. Bonesaw says:
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    Zac Attack!

  108. Stephen Lyon says:
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    If you had only Robles for saves, how would you feel about being offered Taylor Rogers for David Dahl?

  109. For An Armenianless Vacation Come To Akron says:
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    watching gomorrah now (saw the movie first), ep 2, SERIOUSLY the boss is that stupid in that simple manner this quickly! (end of episode). AND we find out ciro’s ….. that quickly! notice i didn’t really spoil anything here.

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