I try to avoid repeating ledes during the season and Sean Newcomb already had one.  There I said, “It’s 2074, Grey Albright’s frozen head is on a shelf next to Ted Williams’ frozen head…I took a picture of Ted’s penis…I’m so romantic!”  Damn, I pull quotes almost as well as I dispense fantasy baseball advice!  By the way, I watched the Ted Williams special on PBS this weekend.  Biggest surprise (to me), he was Mexican.  He was the original Fernandomania — Teodoromania?  When I searched Ted Williams and his Mom, that dominated the search results and who are we to question Google?  So, Sean Newcomb ended the game one out from a no hitter against the Dodgers, one of the best offense teams — 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.23.  I pulled the reins on Newcomb in the last few weeks because his peripherals are garbage and I’m only happy when I’m pulling reins.  His velocity is down, his 8.3 K/9, 4.3 BB/9 and 4.32 xFIP are not telling the whole story, but they’re telling enough of the story while sitting around a campfire farting.  Then on Sunday, he threw 134 pitches.  I’m all for hypnotizing pitchers into thinking they’re Walter Johnson, but he had never pitched more than 111 pitches in the majors.  Solid game on Sunday, but if you grab Newcomb he could leave a mushroom cloud in his wake, and not as in an umami bomb.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Brad Brach – Traded to the Braves.  Fun fact about Bra-Bra:  Lady Gaga’s song Bad Romance is her reading her fantasy team, “Bra-Bra, Bra-Bra, Bra-Bra, Bra-Bra, Alfredo Amezaga, oh, la la la.  Want your bad Sisco, Chance.”  Hey, it’s a deep league.  As for Brach, finally, the Braves found someone to blow games in the 8th inning!  Whew!  Maybe he sees a save chance or two, but I’d imagine the Braves stick with Minter.

Max Fried – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.51.  Max Fried, or more popularly known as Double Fried, has a 11.2 K/9.  *puts on a church dress, courtesies*  Real coy in a Southern accent, “My daddy says we’re to be married.”  *sees his walk rate is 5.6*  In a confessional, balancing two kids on my lap, “I do believe I’ve married the wrong man.”  Not sure why I’m suddenly playing a part meant for Oprah.  By the way, I’m a big Oprah fan.  Sorry, I hate skinny Oprah.  That’s my Stephen Wright joke of the day.  Not the pitcher.  Any hoo!  I like Fried, great Ks, and am streaming him in his next start, due to the Stream-o-Nator, but his walks worry me.

Kolby Allard – Likely called up this week for a spot start.  I looked around for him in my leagues and he was owned everywhere, so I was like, “Damn, missed on the best guy that ever was.  Time to drink some brown liquor.”  Then I saw where he was ranked on Prospector Ralph’s top 500 fantasy baseball prospects list and his numbers in Triple-A (7.2 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 4.01 xFIP) and I was like, “Good thing the only brown liquor I was able to find was vanilla extract.”  He’s crazy young, so I could see him being great in three years, but I ain’t got time for bird sex and I definitely don’t have time for a three year wait.

Nick Markakis – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .320.  Sparkakis!

Alex Wood – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  Wood blanked the Braves at home.  I guess for Wood, I should say he planked them.  High five me!  No?  Okay.  Hard to say what he’s going to do from start to start, which means Wood’s a tough nut to crack.  Hey, now I’m working blue!

Ross Stripling – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.68.  Has two straight terrible starts against NL East opponents (@ATL, @PHI), but his peripherals are still gorge, and the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, though I’d be lying if I said home vs. HOU doesn’t scare the Boba Jesus out of me.

Luis Severino – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.94, and now has an ERA just short of 9.00 in his last four starts.  We’re moments away from the Yankees announcing he’s dealing with a dead arm.

Aaron Hicks – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .256.  For center fielders in the AL for homers, it goes like this: Trout, Springer, Hicks, extremely long ellipsis, the field.

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.05.  Only down side to owning him is you can’t look at his name without singing that stupid Pharrell “Happy” earworm song.

Rosell Herrera – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .276, as he hit leadoff.  That one homer goes with his one steal in 127 at-bats this year.  Royals should just go ahead and have a contest where one Wal-Mart greeter gets to play for them for a day.  Unless…Now that I think about…Was Rosell Herrera a Wal-Mart greeter coming into this year?

Matt Holliday – Signed a deal with the Rockies.  All of the Rockies’ worst impulses in one move.  I’m going to start an anonymous group for all the Rockies prospects who won’t start before Holliday.  “Is this Prospblock Anonymous?”  Yup, Raimel Tapia, donuts are in back.  “You mean like the donuts I’m getting in the Games Played category.”  Well played, Tapia.  He hat tips to me, SCENE FREEZES and CREDITS ROLL.  “Hey, I didn’t know Roger Deakins DP’d this roundup.”  That’s you watching the credits.

Tom Murphy – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .282.  Wow, back-to-back starts for Murphy?  I can only imagine once Holliday is ready, he’ll take over behind the plate.  You think I’m kidding.

Matt Chapman – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .272, after hitting .347 in June and hitting near-.330 in July, and three homers in the last week and still under 50% owned in fantasy leagues.  Oh… *hikes the Pacific Crest Trail for six months* …Kay.

Yonder Alonso – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .265.  Who’s higher on the Player Rater:  Alonso or Edwin Encarnacion (2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .235)?  Okay, Edwin’s over Yonder — yoda-lay-he-who — but it’s not the slam dunk you might think.

Melky Cabrera – 3-for-5, and his 1st homer, hitting near-.300 in the last week, and playing on most days.  I feel a hot schmotato risin’ from the ashes of the Melk Man.

Corey Dickerson – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain, which brought back Austin Meadows (0-for-3).  Whether Meadows is great or awful, he’ll be back in the minors in two weeks when Dickerson returns, because the Pirates refuse to commit to Meadows.  Musty-ass C**nt doesn’t trust the youngens.

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  The Ks there are wretched like something out of a Decemberists song, but I still like Musgrove.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  This might be his final start on the Mets, and if it is, he can always think back on his time with the Mets as the best days of his life.  Not being sarcastic.  Seriously, if you get off the Mets with two working arms, you’ve been truly blessed.

Jose Urena – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 BBs, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.40.  I wanted to make an Arena football joke with Urena, so I did some quick research and this killed me:  there’s four Arena Football League teams!  There were five teams, but one team suspended its team for a few years while it finds a place to play!  There’s Flip Cup Leagues with more teams.  Razzball should start an Arena Football League team.  Where’s Bon Jovi?  He’ll get in on this shizz.  By the way (terrible segue), if you want fantasy football rankings, there ya go.

Matt Harvey – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA–Wait, before I say his ERA.  Let’s say what everyone is saying:  Harvey would be great on the Brewers; Harvey was hitting 98 MPH on his fastball; Harvey has turned around his season.  Reality:  He has a 5.13 ERA and went 5 IP and gave up 2 ER in this ‘great’ start that saw him throw so fast.  Lowercase yay.  Jimmy Stewart saw a giant, imaginary rabbit named Harvey that doesn’t exist; I see a giant, imaginary fantasy contributor that doesn’t exist.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (17) and legs (3), hitting .319.   Reds’ top 4 hitters in their lineup are all hitting over .290, and they are third in the majors for batting average.  And that’s with Riggleman writing “Adam Duvall” on his Trapper Keeper.

Luis Castillo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.98.  I watched this game, mostly for the Phils, but Castillo did look solid — where the hell was this all year?  This was still his first game he went over 6 2/3 IP, and easily his best start of the year.  Building on that might not be that easy, according to the Stream-o-Nator, and I’m not running out to grab him.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4 and his 21st and 22nd homer, hitting .254.  At least one Curtis Jackson is good at baseball.  In fairness, not sure I want to hear Cron rap.

Chris Davis – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer, hitting .159.  There should be a rule that any pitcher that gives up a home run to Chris Davis has to wear a bachelorette necklace of penis lollipops.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, and his 7th homer in the last ten games.  Crazy how fast a guy can turn a lost season into ‘on pace for his usual season.’  Are you listening to me, OZUNA?!

Mychal Givens – Should be the Orioles’ new closer.  I tried to grab him in all leagues, but was thwarted by my own vanity, because I saw my reflection in my computer screen and got distracted long enough for someone else to grab Givens.  Now I will go tend to my artist rendering, Dorian Grey.  Givens could easily be a Donkeycorn the rest of the way, but, of course, the O’s won’t have a ton of opportunities.

Jace Fry – 0 IP, 3 ER and his 1st blown save.  It’s odd to sell your soul to the devil to get made the closer, but not specify you’d like to pitch well for at least an appearance or two.  If you’re a total masochist and want to speculate on the next guy, it would appear to be Jeanmar Gomez (1 IP, 2 ER).  He’ll be a riot to own, like Watts.

Carlos Rodon – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.24 vs. Ryan Borucki – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.83.  This matchup was billed as, “How you get help?  Granted, Stream-o-Nator is great, ya’ll!”  Which is better known by its acronym:  HUGH Grant SON Is Gre-Y.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and 11 straight games with multiple hits.  THE HOTTEST SCHMOTATO IN THE–Oh, poo, he’s hurt.  He had to be helped off the field.  Unless the crown he wears from being the King of the Hot Schmotatoes is just too heavy.  It’s not the reason, is it?  He will head out for an MRI tomorrow, but sounds like he avoided major injury, and just has a sprain.

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer.  That was his first homer is ten games, he has three hits since the break, and he’s hitting .059 in the last week.  The Teoscar goes to…no one with any sense.

Johnny Cueto – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.23, and four straight mediocre starts since his return from the DL.  Giants manager and bowling ball head, Bochy said, “There’s concern there.”  I believe he was talking about Cueto, but he could’ve been talking about the overfishing of salmon in the Pacific Northwest.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-1 and his 20th homer, as he pinch hit, because the Brewers are super clueless about what they need, just like they went out and got six outfielders this preseason, and now they went out and traded for a big third base bat and Shaw is their what?  2nd baseman?  Did anyone stop for literally two seconds and say, “Hey, Counsell, I appreciate how you hold the mic all weird when we go to karaoke but don’t we need starting pitching?”

Hernan Perez – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer as he played 2nd base, because the world is conspiring to take away Travis Shaw’s playing time.

Denard Span – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 7th steal, hitting .267.  Yo, Denard Dawg hit third yesterday for the Mariners, which is awful, but it gets worse.  The Mariners jumped out to an early lead, so now the M’s manager is going to think it makes sense to hit Span there.  Mr. Manager, if you put Haniger in the three hole again, you’d be doing us a really great Servais.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  Au Shizz!

Nick Ahmed – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer this week.  I don’t even want to say all the players who have less homers than Ahmed.  *sneezes* OZUNA!  *coughs* CORREA!  *burps*  KRIS BRYANT!  Excuse me, I have indigestion.

Jose Quintana – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.26.  I said to drop him a few weeks ago, so this ain’t on me.  Goodbye blame, hello guilt expunger!

Ben Zobrist – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  He ended up a triple short of the cycle.  Or as Ben’s wife’s song goes, “Psalmbody once told me the world is gonna roll me…”

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!  (He has one more home run than Nick Ahmed.)

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  OZUNA trying to make it up to you.  OZUNA asking for your forgiveness.  OZUNA sees from your eyes he needs to hit ten more homers by mid-August to even start making it up.

Jose Altuve – Hit the DL with knee discomfort.  They waited to see if he could avoid the DL, but Astros could no longer leave their 2nd base position in limbo while waiting for a guy great at limbo.

Lance McCullers – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.06.  The Ks are nice and I don’t want to kick a gift horse in the mouth, but that gift horse was home against one of the worst road offenses.

Ariel Jurado – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks as he was called up by the Rangers and started in place of Cole Hamels.  MLB’s pronunciation guide says, “Jurado is pronounced like Judo, but with an R, which makes it sound super raycess, and his first name is pronounced:  Merman.”  Jurado also has 5 K/9 potential so you can ignore him outside of AL-Only leagues.  And, even there, borderline.

Nathan Eovaldi – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.80.  Nathan looked out over the Fenway crowd and proclaimed, “Veni, Eovaldi, vici.”   Speaking of togas (I was, kinda), I have an idea for a Postmates-type company, it’s called Togo…Eh, where the drivers are in togas and have Canadian accents.  Hit me up in the comments if you’re looking to invest.

Rafael Devers – Hit the DL with a hamstring injury, after spending time on the DL earlier this month with a left shoulder injury.  Everyone on the bottom of my top 100 for 2018 fantasy baseball?  Yeah, didn’t work out.  Buh-bye!  Filling in for Devers will be Tzu-Wei Lin.  He’s having himself a decent little Triple-A season for a light-hitting middle infielder (5 HRs, 2 SBs, .315).  Much better than he was doing last year.  When asked about the turn around, Tzu said he grew up quick and he grew up mean.  His fists got hard and his wits got keen.  All because Tzu’s daddy gave him that awful name.  I tell ya, life ain’t easy for a boy named Tzu.

  1. Alex says:
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    John Hicks or Zunino in an OBP league?

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up, tasty!

    a. Nice Happ start. Difference between him pitching in TOR and NYY? He doesn’t have to strike everyone out, he can rely on his infield defense which is at least umpteen times better.

    b. McCullers was good through 5, collapsed in the 6th. Not helped by his defense ’cause it could have been 2-1 with 2 outs as opposed to 3-1 with 1 out or something like that. The hits were all heavy in the 6th. His curveball was pure butter as evidenced by all the Ks but I guess it was catching more of the plate as he got into the 6th.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for July 30

    SWITZERLAND, THE CRADLE OF LIBERTY

    Interlaken, Switzerland, 1891.

    It is a good many years since I was in Switzerland last. In that remote time there was only one ladder railway in the country. That state of things is all changed. There isn’t a mountain in Switzerland now that hasn’t a ladder railroad or two up its back like suspenders; indeed, some mountains are latticed with them, and two years hence all will be. In that day the peasant of the high altitudes will have to carry a lantern when he goes visiting in the night to keep from stumbling over railroads that have been built since his last round. And also in that day, if there shall remain a high-altitude peasant whose potato-patch hasn’t a railroad through it, it will make him as conspicuous as William Tell.

    However, there are only two best ways to travel through Switzerland. The first best is afoot. The second best is by open two-horse carriage. One can come from Lucerne to Interlaken over the Brunig by ladder railroad in an hour or so now, but you can glide smoothly in a carriage in ten, and have two hours for luncheon at noon–for luncheon, not for rest. There is no fatigue connected with the trip. One arrives fresh in spirit and in person in the evening–no fret in his heart, no grime on his face, no grit in his hair, not a cinder in his eye. This is the right condition of mind and body, the right and due preparation for the solemn event which closed the day–stepping with metaphorically uncovered head into the presence of the most impressive mountain mass that the globe can show–the Jungfrau. The stranger’s first feeling, when suddenly confronted by that towering and awful apparition wrapped in its shroud of snow, is breath-taking astonishment. It is as if heaven’s gates had swung open and exposed the throne.

    It is peaceful here and pleasant at Interlaken. Nothing going on—at least nothing but brilliant life-giving sunshine. There are floods and floods of that. One may properly speak of it as “going on,” for it is full of the suggestion of activity; the light pours down with energy, with visible enthusiasm. This is a good atmosphere to be in, morally as well as physically. After trying the political atmosphere of the neighboring monarchies, it is healing and refreshing to breathe in air that has known no taint of slavery for six hundred years, and to come among a people whose political history is great and fine, and worthy to be taught in all schools and studied by all races and peoples. For the struggle here throughout the centuries has not been in the interest of any private family, or any church, but in the interest of the whole body of the nation, and for shelter and protection of all forms of belief. This fact is colossal. If one would realize how colossal it is, and of what dignity and majesty, let him contrast it with the purposes and objects of the Crusades, the siege of York, the War of the Roses, and other historic comedies of that sort and size.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Great point! B. Yeah, but should be good thru 6 too C. Nice!

  3. Aardvark says:
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    Drop Matz or Luke weaver? Thinking Matz

  4. eric says:
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    Alonso or Bellinger ROS?

  5. Racehorse says:
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    I hear the Rockies are also bringing back Jeff Francis, Brian Fuentes, and Clint Barmes for their playoff stretch run.

  6. Tinman95 says:
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    So here’s my predicament, I just made room for Lord Gurriel the other day. Now I’ve been without a starting middle infielder before when Gleyber was on the mend and my team was fine. My bench spot is Cano who won’t be back for a few weeks. Would you hold Gurriel for the time being or drop him or Cano for one of the following

    DeJong
    Kyle Tucker
    Longshot option: Gary Sanchez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Darvish

        • Tinman95 says:
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          @Tinman95: comments cluttered together. First question is asking which batter over Cano, second is asking do you like stashing Wacha over Darvish?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah, stash Wacha over Darvish

  7. Jogon says:
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    Need to drop a sp :
    Hamels, folty, newcomb or j.gray

      • Bk says:
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        @Grey: Gray < Hamels?

        Hamels has been a corpse and Gray has actually looked really good since his return.

        He also has some good matchups coming up. Little confused by this.

        • Grey

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          Gray has also been hideous for months-long stretches and calls Coors home

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I own Gray, not like I hate him, but I mean look at his season so far

        • knucks says:
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          @Bk: I’m going with Gray over Hamels here myself, BK.

          If Hamels turns it around and throws well for the Cubs, that’s fine. But I’m holding out hope (still…) for Gray to pitch closer to his ceiling then his floor through August/September. With that said, I get what Grey is saying here too. And if it were an option better than Hamels, I prob go that route. But Hamels just does nothing for me.

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    $5 over the internet dollars and a gift card to Ruby Tuesdays with unknown balance for 10% of company.

    I also heard the Rockies are in discussion with Lance Berkman.

    If my middle infield already has Dozier, Boegarts, Chris Taylor, and Dan Murphy…do I HODL Lourdes Gurriel in Hope’s I can DL stash him soon, or do I drop him for another hot bat. H2H league and I need production right now as I just clawed my way back to a 3 way tie for 1st place.

  9. Karl Christopherson says:
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    Good stuff Grey. Especially loved A Boy Named Tzu blurb!

    In a tight spot! Need some advice on SP for H2H pts lg:

    Sonny Gray Home vs Balt (+23.5)
    Quintana Home vs SD (+16.3)
    Newcomb @ Mets (-1.6)
    Porcello Home vs NYY (+1.8)

    Need 1 of those 4. And they all scare me! Should I trust SON on this one?

    Thanks Señor Albright!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Karl Christopherson: Thanks! Newcomb’s a negative? Wow… I’d go Quintana, but tough calls

  10. Wally Pipp says:
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    Great call on swarzak, thought you would have mentioned him today. Bad call on having hosmer top 100 for the second half. Many players better than him who were omitted.

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Wally Pipp:

      Bad call? Hosmer has a six game hitting streak and still hasn’t come out of his slump. Easily a top 100 player ROS.

      Willy Mo, is that you?

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        @Terrence Mann: ummm.. do you get fantasy points for that?

        Just checked, hes 7 for his last 22.. with 0 hr, 0 rbi and 2 runs scored.

        Hosmer is not a top 100 player in san diego. I get it his old home park in kc wasnt good either, but the al central has dogshit pitching mostly where the nl west has studs.

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        @Grey: you’re welcome… and not welcome?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Both!

  11. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Nick Williams or Profar?

  12. Isabella says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Awesome write up. Rest of season who are you liking? Maikel Franco or piscotty? Thanks!

  13. Cable says:
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    Don’t know about dead arm for Severino he’s still getting 97,98 on gun it’s more like missing location

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Cable: to be fair, Fantasy Master Lothario didn’t say he thinks Severino has dead arm. He said he thinks the Yankees will announce he has dead arm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cable: Something’s wrong

      • Cable says:
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        @Grey:

        Agree 100%

  14. LG Baseball says:
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    Great Monday recap Grey!

    Please rank top 3 bats and arms for ROS:

    Dickerson, Hicks, Avisail, Kole Calhoun, Piscotty, Desmond

    Heaney, Taillon, Rodon, Eovaldi, Pivetta, Bundy

    Thanks!
    LG

    • Rudboy says:
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      Thats a nice group of hitters

      Hicks, Kole, Avisail. Dickersons injury might have thrown him off. Maybe in sept.

      Heany (lhp are easiet to stream), Pivertta (robbie ray jr and faces mia/nym sown stretch), tailon. Eovaldi cant be trusted, look at his game log and hes inly played well vs the shitty teams. In east down stretch, he wont see many of those.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LG Baseball: Thanks! Calhoun, Piscotty, Hicks — Taillon, Heaney, Pivetta

      • LG Baseball says:
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        @Grey: great thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  15. Cram It says:
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    Anyone else having issues with staying logged into the NFBC site? Every time I log in, it logs me out when I click on anything else related to my team/league.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Disregard – it’s functioning properly now.

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Cram It: It was down at least a couple times earlier this weekend.

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: I was this AM and saw that Tom and Graig were talking about a site wide issue on the Message Boards. Thanks for mentioning its back up because I had pretty much abandoned setting the lineup this week. Was getting so frustrated earlier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Maybe bc you’re not in first (are you in first, I don’t even know)

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Ha. I was in 2nd place for a long time, up to 20 points behind first at one point. I just got leaped frogged over the weekend by Rudy, but first place is down to 8 points away. I’ll take that.

        You?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In first, barely Oaktown (and others) are within 10 points of me

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            (This was edited bc I didn’t know how close this league got over the weekend)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              This is always last league of mine to check, prolly bc it’s bi-weekly

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Cost me 3 points too bc I forgot to set my SPs coming out of the break

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Oh totally. I only check in on the two days for editing lineups. I’m like “Hmph, Mazara has been injured all week? Oh well!”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, yup, killed me when I missed setting lineups last Monday

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: Ah, yeah I definitely forget a couple of times a year. And I don’t check to see if it hurt me or not.

                    • Grey

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                      Last week was so obvious it hurt me bc I forgot to start Trevor Williams and Porcello for 2-start weeks

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: That’s a gut punch.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      3 of 4 favorable starts too

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: Quintana and Godley are still killing me and I keep running them out there.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      In NFBC, you just need to start everyone, and I’ve started Williams all year, then he has the best week of the season on my bench

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Cram It: I must. And I have 3 guys getting saves with points to be had in that cat. So it’s tough some weeks figuring out the starter/closer ratio, which I’ve never had to really deal with before.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: I actually have a lot of SP depth, so it’s been tough making the right calls. When Ryu comes back and if Pomeranz gets his shizz together, it’s going to be even tougher.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Wouldn’t hold breath on Pom, but I’m hoping Ryu is back some point next week

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Grey: I’m not, I don’t need him. I really just need Q and Godley to stop pitching like a-holes. They’re literally the two worst starters on my team after Jaime Garcia.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds like you have more depth than me, if a guy has a start, I start him, except Tyson Ross in away games

  16. DonnieB says:
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    Matt Chapman or Yuli ROS? How about Gardner or Souza ROS? Why is Ian Happ still not playing everyday? I want to effin’ know. Thank you and good morning!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Chapman — Gardner — Morning!

  17. J-Money says:
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    What up Grey,

    Rizzo or Ahmen ROS? Lol, nahhh..

    In a 12 team OPS league, how do you rank these MI ROS? Schoop, Merrifield, Anderson, Peraza? I see all the love for Anderson, Klug has him at #37 in his top 100 (wow), but the dude has been pretty damn cold for the last month +. I’ve got to move on from one of these bench bats.

    Thanks!

    • J-Money says:
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      @J-Money: Ahmed*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Money: Seriously… Merrifiield, Schoop, Anderson

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: Peraza hitting leadoff and .340+ the last 30 days, Anderson hitting 7th-9th and hitting .220 the last 30+… Do you mind elaborating? Thanks G!

  18. Mb says:
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    Drop Jordan hicks and brad brach?

    Kela and swarzak are avail.

    Other than that, not many options

    • knucks says:
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      @Mb: What? Yes and Yes. What am I missing here. Two of them are getting Saves. And they are the two that you (and your leaguemates) aren’t rostering?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mb: Agree with knucks

  19. Crime Dog says:
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    I know this happened Friday or Saturday but how about odor. 5/5 and 2 dongs. Woo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crime Dog: He’s doing it for us, me and him

  20. GonzoChicago says:
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    Great write up again Grey!
    2 questions- 10 tm OBP redraft:
    1) MI conundrum: Have Solarte- want to make a move as he’s been ice cold; how would you compare Lord Gurriel (if avoids DL), Kinsler, Semien?

    2) Last bat grab: Have Belt who was never the same after the appendectomy, now DL with leg- should I make a move to grab Conforto (said to start Tuesday), Nick Williams, or Alonso?

    Thanks and have a great day!

      • GonzoChicago says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, I just got snaked on Alonso though! Still worth a move for Conforto or Williams and if so who? Thanks again!

  21. Tinman95 says:
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    Better stash

    Ed-Rod
    Wacha

  22. Raider says:
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    Just scored Nola, Morrow, Wil Myers for my Juan Soto and Corbin
    10 team 6×6 OPS,7 keepers would have had to choose between Benintendi or soto as my last keeper, how did I do?

  23. Starz says:
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    No interest in Castillo for an add? Maybe deep leagues. Compared to the available Tyson Ross, Lynn, Roarks of the world…might blow up but he was working it yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Starz: Sure, everything’s relative

  24. Rudboy says:
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    “but was thwarted by my own vanity, because I saw my reflection in my computer screen and got distracted long enough for someone else to grab Givens.”

    ?????? hahahaha ..you are the efing man. Thank you always for the early morning laughs

  25. Lindorphins says:
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    You mentioned that the bottom portion of the Top 100 for the Second Half list hasn’t looked too hot. Who were some of the “just missed” players when you made the list that you might now rather have included? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lindorphins: See 101, whoever’s hot, I go over them nearly daily

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: Dearly naily?

  26. ryanoger says:
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    Pick up Matt Chapman or Kole? (util spot)

  27. Slappy Jack says:
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    Who can afford to sell Kluber?
    How do you replace those numbers?
    there’s maybe 12 other pitchers that could do what a healthy Kluber does, and that’s assuming those 12 are healthy too

    true that the velocity is down .5 on the fastball he throws 8% of the time (fyi not a lot),
    and it’s down another whopping .3 on the sinker (33%) and slider (22%)
    and cutter velocity is actually up .1 (29%)

    K are down a little but, so are the walks
    he been staked leads early in many games with that baller ass clev lineup
    seems pretty obv he’s pitching to more contact
    he seems very satisfied with himself in just doing enough to get a QS, he may also being to try and save some bullets for a for the upcoming playoffs
    if he pops off a few 10k+ games in august/sept the k/9 will be right back up there

    Maybe he’s not 100% healthy , he did have a few not great games in a row,
    but he looked fine yesterday

    Sell me your Klubers yo!
    I’ll buy them all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Jack: If you can afford it, seems like a good time as any

  28. B says:
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    What’s up with Segura? It feels like years since he’s had a multi-hit game. Still battling that infected arm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B: Yeah, maybe hurt, not sure, but he’s been boring AF

  29. Robert says:
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    Chirinos or Kiner-Falefa for catcher?

  30. bigbear says:
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    Fry or Givens? Eeegads…

    • knucks says:
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      @bigbear: Givens

  31. bigbear says:
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    Who’s starting C-Mart off the DL vs. Rockies? Think I’m sitting him.

  32. Scen says:
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    Gary Sanchez just cleared waivers. I have a DL spot available for now. I also have Wilson Contreras as my C. Is it worth stashing Sanchez in hopes he’s back for the playoffs? Or do I leave him on the wire? 10 team h2h

    Thanks

    • bigbear says:
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      @Scen: Grab him.

      • Tinman95 says:
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        @bigbear: I have I similar situation but I currently have Darvish on my DL. Would you grab Sanchez as a bench spot or cut bait with Darvish?

        • bigbear says:
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          @Tinman95: Sanchez. I just don’t trust Darvish to do anything at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scen: What’s the down side to stashing him?

      • Scen says:
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        @Grey: having a yankee on my team.

        Cool,
        Grabbed him. Thanks guys.

  33. Tinman95 says:
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    So here is my current closing situation

    Boxberger
    Iglesias
    Dominguez
    Rondon
    Minter

    I’m wondering what guys stick and who will fade. Here are some guys that are available on waivers. Would you pick up anyone over my current closers or hold?

    Doolittle
    Strop
    Brach
    Fry

  34. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Polling the group! Keep 7 forever (+$3 annually) 12 teams. I’m in 2nd place ~8 points behind first, with points to gain in R, RBI, AVG:

    My $3 Bellinger or his $31 Betts? (Betts would go for $50-60 at auction, he would be $34 next year)

    Here are my current keepers FWIW:
    $3 Bellinger
    $13 JDM
    $21 Harper
    $26 Blackmon
    $1 Muncy
    $1 Tim Anderson
    last keeper from one of the following: $18 Rhys, $8 Clevinger, $0 Mikolas

  35. lzack1 says:
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    hey Grey!

    ROS – Desmond or Cron ?

  36. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Im sick of Quintana –
    1 – Do i cut him for: Rodon, Eovaldi, Wheeler, Heaney
    2 – Also – any of those options better than Hill or Taillon?
    3 – And im rolling with Arcia as my catcher cause all catchers suck – should i cut him and pick up Odor or Chapman or Calhoun as a bench bat?
    Thanks friend

    • bigbear says:
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      @Murph: 1. Eovaldi
      2. Nope.
      3. There is no C. But no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Heaney 2. Meh 3. And not have a catcher? No

  37. bigbear says:
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    Alonso or Smoak?
    Gurriel or Franco?

    Any impact on Escobar regarding his trade to Arizona? Other than a shorter path for his import/export business…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Smoak — Franco — Ha, Escobar should get a small boost in value, Rudy worries he’s going to lose PT when Lamb returns, but I doubt it

  38. Jerry Kenly says:
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    I’m having a hard time deciding on a possible trade offer. It’s a 12 team roto, 5×5 with QS’s instead of Wins. We keep 15 at $320. Players get a $5 raise every year. I’m in 3rd place. The 1st and 2nd place teams are about 20 points ahead of me. I’m one point ahead of the 4th place team and we’re both about 12 points ahead of everyone else. Both 3rd and 4th place get paid and I’m pretty sure that I can’t catch the top 2 teams. I’m way behind in power cats like Homer’s and rbi’s. About 3rd in steaks, but have a few teams close behind me.

    Now, the guy is wanting my $8 Benintendi. Most really good players have a salary between $25- $45. He has offered me my choice of about 4 or 5 guys of $12 Bellinger, $20 Schwarber, $20 Mazara, $15 I.Happ, $44 Strasburg, $12 Buehler, $16 Bundy, $11 Senzel, $10 Kopech, $10 Brendan Rodgers, $14 Deshields, $13 Kingery, $10 Meijia, $4 Candeleiro, and a few others.

    I really depend on Benintendi for sb’s. Him and Gordon are basically the only 2 guys I get steals from. So, any power numbers I gain. I’ll probably lose in sb’s. Unless I add Deshields as one of the guys I get in return. I already have about 20 guys that I’d be ok with keeping.

    Should I just hang onto Benintendi? Or, is say 4 or 5 of the guys above just too much value to pass on? I’d be dropping or adding to the trade $20 Lamb, $12 Castro, $4 Winker, $10 Soria, or $10 Lynn. He also has $17 Correa and $11 Vlad jr. that I could try for. But, I’m pretty good with my current SS and 3B.

    If you would make the trade. What 5 guys would you want?

    Thanks for all the hard work and expert advice. Love you guys. You’re the best.

  39. Nightmare! says:
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    GreyLord!! Happy Monday! Both my teams currently sitting in first place thank you very much. However my espn team has closer issues (but who doesn’t am i right?)

    Current closers are Herrera, Parker, and Gsellman.

    Available are Peralta, Strop, Tepera, fry, Barraclough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare!: Monday Morning! Own Strop, Barraclough, Herrera

  40. AdamH says:
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    Do we like Folty next year? I’ve been offered McCullers and Tanaka (non-keepers for next year) for Folty, who could be kept next year for a buck. I’m a fringe contender – 2nd place is doable, 1st place is a longshot.

    Thoughts in general? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AdamH: I will like Folty for next year, barring any serious injuries… 2nd place pay out? Then go for it, Folty’s replaceable

      • AdamH says:
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        @Grey: It does. Going for it. Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Git r dun!

  41. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey Hey G-rey,

    Thank you sir, as always, for your wonderful content. I feel like we are bros.

    Anyway, just wanted to ask how you feel about Freddy Peralta. I’m starting to think a guy with two pitches is getting figured out, and I’m close to considering him a streamer-only . . . but not quite there yet.

    I checked in with our boy, Dan Pants, about Miguel Sano this weekend and he gave me an enthusiastic thumbs up . . . that didn’t quite work out for Sanblow’s first few ganes back, and I’ll keep an eye on him, but wanted to know your thoughts.

    Lurrrrrrrrve yarrrs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: Are you sure that was a thumb from Pants? Peralta is a streamer, lose him, grab Sano, makes dreams = true

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Hahaha. I sure hope it was a thumb.

        Thanks, bro! You’re the best bro there is.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  42. foul balls says:
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    Going to the guru of fantasy, a trade was made in a cash league I’m in that was vetoed by the commissioner and vice commissioner. Team A trades manny, Jose Rameriz, rodon Team B trades bogearts arenado Odor. Sons trade analyzer says team B wins the trade by $1.10 very close. Is that trade veto worthy in your view? 12 team 6×6 appreciate your insight as always

      • foul balls says:
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        @Grey: thank you, as always for your knowledge and sound advice. You’re the best

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. Topher says:
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    The Zack Duke vs Sean Newcomb pitching matchup is the Grey headline we all deserve but will never recieve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  44. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I’m thinking my pitching – which relies on numbers more than individual quality – could use a couple of add/drops. I have four for the week, though I have a slight reluctance in using up more than two before the trade deadline. Do you see any triggers I should pull right away? I’m thinking Bieber (if he pitches well tonight) or Gibson, because I can’t help but see Chacin, Fried, and Gibson as streamers. Givens and Swarzak might also be an upgrade over Fry. Or not. Thoughts?

    FA pitchers: Bieber, Chacin, Fiers, Fried, Gibson, Givens, Swarzak

    12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League
    C – EMPTY, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Carp 3B – Suarez, SS – Machado, OF – Stanton/Cain/Conforto, Util –  Puig , Bench –  Rendon

    SP – Berrios, Corbin, Newcomb, Eovaldi, Wheeler, Duffy, D.Rod, Lucchesi; RP – Davis, Seranthony, Barraclough, Fry

    DL (2 spots)-  Ramos, Morrow

  45. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    1. I have to drop one of these guys before 7:10pm tonight. Assuming Yates or Greene are not traded by 7:10, who is the drop? Probably Givens or LeClerc depending if Kela is traded by then?

    Shane Greene, Kirby Yates, Joe Jimenez, Jose LeClerc, Mychal Givens, Will Smith, Nick Kingham

    All of my RP included in above list.. my other SPs for context: Verlander, JA Happ, Folty, Pivetta, Heaney

    2. *vomits out the window* Which catcher do I pick up to fill my 2nd catcher spot? 5×5 OBP no AVG league. Hedges, Garver, F Arcia, Narvaez, Leon, Swihart

    Thanks Grey

    • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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      @Molina Bros BBQ: Whoops, also have Kimbrel too. 12 team league.

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        @Grey: Would you drop any of those guys for Strop, Swarzak or Hildenberger (if Rodney is traded)? Thanks as always!

        • knucks says:
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          @Molina Bros BBQ: Drop Kingham, Pivetta. Grab Swarzak, Strop. Hold LeClerc.

          Find SPs on the wire or trade on or 2 of these Closers after Tuesday’s deadline for a better SP than Kingham or Pivetta.

    • knucks says:
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      @Molina Bros BBQ: I would drop Kingham and find yourself another streamer after the trade deadline occurs on Tuesday. We don’t know if Kela gets moved or not. But you’ll be kickingham yourself if he does. Will Kingham even get scooped off the wire? He’s available right now in some of my more competitive leagues. LeClerc is not.

  46. Rafael Kam says:
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    Roll the dice on Carlos Martinez at home vs the Rockies? I know the number crunching Streamonator likes it but what do the scout’s instincts say?

  47. Topher says:
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    The Zack Duke vs Sean Newcomb matchup is the headline we all deserve but will never get.

  48. hotmilk8 says:
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    10 team points league I currently have Bauer, Nola, M.gonzalez, manaea, Wood, VV, J.Gray and Cmart. Frustrated owner dropped Robbie Ray. Who goes from my current 8 or do I hold? Scoring
    W +10
    L -5
    K +1
    ip +.5
    IBB -1
    Balks -1
    ER -1
    QS +5
    Sho +15
    CG +5
    Thanks

  49. Reggie!Bar says:
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    Grey
    Based on recent results – Kershaw or Severino ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, prolly go Kershaw now

  50. Trey B says:
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    Have to make a decision today: Who should I drop off my H2H Points team – Folty, Cahill, or Bieber?

    Also, rank these ROS: Upton, Matt Kemp, Haniger

    Thanks for the advice this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trey B: Cahill — Upton, Haniger

  51. Perfect Game says:
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    In a standard, season-long roto league that uses QS instead of wins.

    I’m looking to trade for another SP to keep pace in the QS category without killing my ratios. Among these available for trade who do you like most?

    1. Keuchel
    2. Taillon
    3. Heaney
    4. Wood
    5. Manaea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

      • Perfect Game says:
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        @Grey:

        Taillon owner won’t deal. Who’s next in line from the list?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Heaney

  52. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – which 3 would you start this week, for W + ratios primarily?

    good-again Hendricks @ SD ($9)
    Eflin v MIA ($5.9)
    Mikolas v. COL ($16.4)
    Dereck Rodriguez @ SD (only $3 on SON but seems like a great matchup worth more)
    Bieber v LAA ($11 SON) @ MIN ($1) (he’s been killing my ratios a bunch)
    Ervin Santana v Clevland (negative SON) v KC (solid son)

    Thanks!

  53. I’m Jose Canseco! says:
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    Great write up Grey!
    Swarzak or Givens?
    Also heard the Jays are shopping Osuna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Jose! Givens

  54. Mike says:
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    Second to last in saves (have Rodney, Greene, and now Herrera for a few weeks). Would you deal Justin Upton to get Vazques/Osuna combo or Diaz straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Oh, Diaz, that sounds fair, hate to do it, but do what you must for the W

  55. steve stevenson says:
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    NL-only keeper w/ 3 minors slots & 5 OF, give Blackmon on a $37 expiring deal for $1 Meadows and $1 Robles? I have Trammell & Senzel in minors slots, so I’d probably have to keep Meadows up even if he gets sent down again.

    • steve stevenson says:
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      @steve stevenson: fwiw i’m pretty well out of it this year. Alternatively, how do you feel about a $5 freddy peralta and $5 mejia for blackmon?

      • steve stevenson says:
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        @Grey: yeah

  56. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    I’m cracking up great writeup!

    Joey Lucchesi looking mehhhhhhhh. Zach not looking FFFFFLIN good either.

    Can you let Brian Dozier know i need his bat to win this second half??

    Thanks for all you do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hebrew Hammer: Thanks! Yeah, what happened with Dozier’s big 2nd half?

  57. Phil says:
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    Eflin, streamer in a 10 team redraft, or something more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Streamer

  58. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Kiner-Falefa or John Hicks ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  59. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Musgrove ( has RP availability) over Hand in a points league ROS? Thanks, and good morning to you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Musgrove

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, will pick him up if lourdes goes on DL and run him out there this week

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Cram It says:
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      @johnnyhobbes: I don’t know your categories, but Musgrove is averaging 2.5 points per inning, while Hand is averaging almost 5. If your league scores holds, I’d hold Hand.

        • Cram It says:
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          @johnnyhobbes: Even moreso now, because Holds are only 1.75 points in my league and Losses are only -1.25. So that means Hand scores better and Musgrove worse in your league compared to mine.

          • johnnyhobbes says:
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            Musgrove ( has RP availability) over Hand in a points league ROS? Thanks, and good morning to [email protected]Cram It: interesting, and thanks , FYI
            last 30 days IP Pts Avg
            Joe Musgrove, Pit SP, RP 26.2 28 7.0
            Brad Hand, Cle RP 9.0 9 35 4.4

            Last 15 days IP Pts Avg
            Joe Musgrove, Pit SP, RP 21.2 23 7.7
            Brad Hand, Cle RP 4.0 17 4.3

            Last 7 days
            Joe Musgrove, Pit SP, RP 14.0 22 11.0
            Brad Hand, Cle RP 3.0 16 5.3

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What’s this?

              • johnnyhobbes says:
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                @Grey: i think my point is that since the Cleveland trade, Hands value may be trending down

              • johnnyhobbes says:
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                @Grey: i think my point is that since the Cleveland trade, Hands value may be trending down

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hand’s value is trending down, who’s saying otherwise?

                  • johnnyhobbes says:
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                    @Grey: apoligies, relative to Musgrove more so than simply on his own

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, I like Musgrove

                • Cram It says:
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                  @johnnyhobbes: My point is that Hand’s value is in his points per inning. If you have an innings cap, you want to maximize points per IP.

                  • johnnyhobbes says:
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                    @Cram It: I see and thanks again for your comments as always

  60. Five-on-One says:
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    SON likes Tropeano for his 2-start week (@TB $5.1 and vDET $21.4).

    In a 12-team 5×5 league with weekly line-ups,
    a) sit
    b) start
    c) there is no c
    d) start with confidence

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  61. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I was offered Stanton and Ass-dribble for Goldy and Hampson in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds. I have plenty of 1Bs to fill in for Goldy (Bellinger, Hoskins, Desmond, and E5), so that wouldn’t be an issue. What do you think about the deal? My current OF is basically what the folks I listed along with Marte.

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  62. Sport says:
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    How you thinking you rank Javy Baez heading into next year? I have him because of you but if I’m out of contention in a dynasty his selling price is beautiful right now. His age has me dreaming though and I think I should keep him. You agree or is this year a little better than you expected?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 25 easy, maybe higher

      • Sport says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you!!!!! Will hold.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  63. Junkmastah says:
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    Trade offer:

    His Dozier and a 12th round pick

    For my Puig and a 2nd round pick

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  64. Alex says:
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    Trade Eovaldi Newcomb and Quintana for Taillon and folty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  65. Dickerson? I Barely Know Her! says:
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    My Hosmer for his Taillon?
    Dynasty, 10-Team

    Hosmer is the weakest of my 5 (!) rostered 1Bs (with an IF and two UT spots, it gets easier to play them). And I neeeeed QS and Ks.

    I’m thinking of course I make this trade, but I figured I pay my money so I’d run it by you lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good for you

  66. Bk says:
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    Need to stash streams in a deep league.

    1.)Which would you not start? (all similarly decent SON #s)
    Cahill (TOR), Duffy (@CHW), Bieber (@MIN)?

    2.)Should I look to sell Severino? Wonder if I should flip him with another good starter? He’s hurting me at this point.
    Rank: Severino, Degrom, Kluber, Nola, Bauer

    3.) I saw what appeared to be real pessimism about Jon Gray and Rodon based on players you said you’d take over them in comments above. They’ve looked REALLY good in recent starts, esp Gray after his minor league stint. They’re also young with live strikeout arms. Feel like they should be Gerrit some love, but I do trust your instincts. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I wouldn’t start any of them 2. Can’t sell a top SP for a top SP 3. Yeah, hopefully

      • Bk says:
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        @Grey: Maybe the better term was “swap”… would you swap him for any of those starters?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DeGrom or Bauer

          • Bk says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, Degrom got accepted, I’m happy about that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  67. mike72 says:
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    Pick two for this week: F. Peralta @ LA, Home vs Rocks, Quintana – Home vs SD, Montgomery – Home vs SD

    H2H – Wins, ERA, K’s QS main Cats.

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Last 2

      • mike72 says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey.

  68. JP says:
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    Trade Newcombe/Matt Kemp for Upton/Kyle Gibson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  69. Pink Doves says:
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    Porcello, Lester or Archer for the rest of this year….

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  70. Kiplerfan says:
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    Need 2 ROS

    Cano
    Gurriel Jr
    Nick Williams
    Mancini
    Mondesi
    Kyle Tucker
    Longoria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano, Williams

  71. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Which two to roster As utility/bench bat?
    Teoscar Hernandez
    Kole Calhoun
    Nick Williams
    Max Kepler
    Randal Grichuk
    Steven Souza

    Currently fostering Teoscar and Calhoun.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams, Kole

  72. Fausto

    fausto says:
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    was offered Snell for Bellinger in a redraft.
    are you doing that if you need SP and have Yonder/M.Olson to slot in @1b? or is “shoulder fatigue” pre-trade deadline slang for “not pitching until 2020”?
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cody

  73. zach jany says:
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    Is Kyle tucker worth hanging onto for the rest of the year or dump and grab whoever is hot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose him

  74. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Drop Andrew Suarez or Dereck Rodriguez for either Strop or Swarzak? Already have Diaz, chapman, boxberger, Rondon for saves but they’re always at a premium. Hold or grab one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both if you need saves, Suarez first

  75. Kyle Reed says:
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    Trade Offered to me:

    Sal Perez and Tommy Pham

    for my
    Tanaka and Adam Jones

    10 team Dynasty league. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  76. Old School Brother says:
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    10 team roto with OPS added, just got offered Trea Turner for my Stanton. Team who offered it is only a couple home runs away from passing me up, but 20 more steals this year could have me jump up 3-4 points. Currently shortstops are Chris Taylor and Tim Anderson. I know you ranked Turner above Stanton in your rest of season rankings, should I accept?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense for you if you can afford to lose that OPS… In OPS league, Stanton is above Trea

  77. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start two of the following. who do you like?

    vv – vs mia (17.0)
    pivetta – vs mia (15.9)
    wheeler – vs atl (unless he gets traded) (15.0)
    stroman – @ oak (7.8)
    musgrove – vs stl (7.4)

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      VV

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: need one more as well. pivetta scares me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove

  78. danny almonte says:
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    Yo…. looking at dynasty moves. what do you think the average season from g.torres looks like? 290-20-20?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More HRs less SBs

  79. joe says:
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    start nola today @ bos? SON hates it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  80. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,

    In top spot but have a couple trade offers on the table. In terms of Pitchers, who you favoring ROS (however this is a keeper league) Snell or Berrios ? I only really ask as Snell is on the DL. I know you’ve mentioned that it is simply Limititis (is that the one you decided on?) but comparing the two, who am I going to be better help from the last 4 weeks of the season ?

    thanks bud,
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios, sometimes pretendonitis doesn’t just go away

      • MarvPesos

        marv says:
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        @Grey: haha thanks bud

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • MarvPesos

        marv says:
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        @Grey: I’ve been going back and forth with somebody and it’s landed with this trade, should I take it ? I need to improve my pitching and I have Dozier at 2B, Goldy at 1st so don’t really need Rizzo (well need him is the wrong word but I can afford to lose him).

        Im getting : Springer, Taillon, Diaz, Berrios
        Im giving: Rizzo, J. Turner, W Buehler, M. Kopech

        close enough ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds decent for you

  81. Caught Looking says:
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    Strop and Swarzak on Waivers, I spam added Yates when Hand got traded (who I also own..ugh). Would you drop Yates amidst the trade rumours for Strop or Swarzak? And what do you think of Hand moving forward? pts league with no points for holds.

    Thanks Greh. (Sorry, spelling in Canadianese again)

  82. Caught Looking says:
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    Strop and Swarzak on Waivers, I spam added Yates when Hand got traded (who I also own..ugh). Would you drop Yates amidst the trade rumours for Strop or Swarzak? And what do you think of Hand moving forward? pts league with no points for holds.

    Thanks Greh. (Sorry, spelling in Canadianese again)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  83. Justin Ralph says:
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    I got this offer today.

    He trades me Treat Turner, Suarez, Rich Hill, Jon Gray and a 9th round pick

    I trade him Betts, Hosmer, Tim Anderson, Nick Pivetta, Carlos Rodon and a 22nd round pick.

    I can’t keep Betts after this season. I picked up Ozuna off the waiver wire yesterday so he would replace Betts in the OF for me. I am in second place with pitching as my weakness. Do you see these two pitchers as upgrade for me? I’m not sure that I do but the trade looks decent overall. What are your thoughts?

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      @Justin Ralph: I could also probably get Hector Rondon for either Seranthony Dominguez or Kirby Yates if you think that is an upgrade for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Treat a keeper? Sounds fair

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Who’s Suarez? Andrew?

        • Justin Ralph says:
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          @Grey: Eugenio Suarez

          • Justin Ralph says:
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            @Justin Ralph: Its a dynasty league. Can keep five players with a max of three hitters. Trea would join Freeman and Harper as keepers. Should I ask for Hector Rondon to replace Yates or Dominguez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Different closers do nothing for me

            • Justin Ralph says:
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              @Justin Ralph: And do you think those pitchers are upgrades for me? Rodon has been looking good lately but so has Gray. Pivetta makes me nervous but so does Rich Hill.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Not especially

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Those SPs aren’t really big upgrades if you’re looking to upgrade SPs

            • Justin Ralph says:
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              @Grey: Ok how does this one look?

              He sends me Trea Turner, Eugenio Suarez, Rich Hill, Jose Quintana, Hector Rondon, Jon Gray, Zach Wheeler and a 9th round pick

              I send Betts, Hosmer, Tim Anderson, Kirby Yates, Johnny Cueto, Rodon, Pivettta and a 22nd round pick.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sounds decent for you

  84. Josh C says:
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    If you asked me a month ago I’d have been pretty confident in my SP. But now I feel like they have all become streamers (except Bauer).

    Which of the below would you say I should for sure now be streaming. And would you drop any of these guys for Musgrove, Kingham, Fried, Eovaldi or Gibson?

    Bauer
    Berrios
    Carmart
    Folty
    Stripling
    Dereck Rod
    Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream out D-Rod

      • Josh C says:
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        @Grey:

        So you’re thinking hold all these guys tho? Above that other list? What about Fiers he’s available too…

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          D-Rod and the guys you are saying are available are streamers, I’d look at their matchups

          • Josh C says:
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            @Grey:

            Ok cool. Cheers!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Josh C says:
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                @Grey:

                Ok this explains something at least. Stripling to DL.

                Who would you grab from that list to replace him? Or do you think Allard is worth a go?

                  • Josh C says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Last question I promise! Drop Andrus for Asdrubal?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Meh, different things, I wouldn’t

  85. jon says:
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    not sure if this guy was drunk but I just landed Morton for Rodon and 3RD round prospect pick ( which means nothing to me since im in first)

    Hears hoping for a great 2nd half for Morton!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully!

  86. Bon Chon says:
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    So are you saying Devers is a drop when you said “Buh-bye”? 12 tm H2H mixed redraft league. Currently stashing Gary Sanchez and Ed-Rod in my DL slots. He’s been my bench bat/UTIL spot (switch between him and Souza for who starts) since I have Abreu, Eugenio, and Muncy for 1b/3b.

    If I could get the owner to bite would you do any of these trades:
    1) Trade Quintana and Devers for Taillon
    2) Trade Quintana and Devers for Alex Wood
    3) Trade Quintana and Devers for Paxton (This one may be wishful thinking)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take any of these… 3, 2, 1, that order

  87. Milarky says:
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    Great stuff Grey! With the Newcomb concerns, would you try him this week @NYM (assuming he doesn’t get bumped), or go with Weaver (COL)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Newcomb

  88. ERad says:
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    Don’t you talk bad about semi-finalist of the AFL, Albany Empire!

    Also – what is the deal with baseball players and racist tweets when they were teenagers. I mean I guess I’m glad I didn’t have twitter when I was that age, but don’t agents/PR people get paid money to take care of stuff like this??

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Grey:

        lmao on so many levels. In the 90’s we only had access to the Cubs and Braves (you prolly got the Mets, too).

        Shawon Dunston was certainly arguably borderline HOF to more people back than 0.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’m actually friends with a relative of Dunston’s (more than just friends, was in my wedding party)

  89. Crazy J says:
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    Suffered my first loss of 4-5-1 in my H2H league, and I was up 8-2 on Friday. Guess dropping Schoop a few weeks back didn’t help. Currently sitting at 110-39-11 @ .722. So sad the streak ended, but 21.5 games ahead means it’s just a waiting game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  90. Anodyne says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS in a deep league, Mike Minor or Mike Fiers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  91. JC says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Pitch Nola at Fenway tonight?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  92. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    beltre, hosmer & starting pitching are killing me in a 12 team h2h league where I’m sitting in a lowly 10th and need to get to 6th in the next 6 weeks to make playoffs. Can only make 2 moves a week. team as follows:

    C – none
    1b – Desmond
    2b – Scooter
    3b – Franco
    Ss – Segura
    Of – Trout, Stanton, Ozuna
    Util – Acuna, C. Taylor
    Bn – Hosmer, Beltre
    DL – W. Ramos
    SP – Archer, Ray, Taillon, Peralta, VV, Eovaldi, Pivetta, Rodon
    RP – Norris, Rodney, Dominguez

    Limited SP available (Wheeler, Musgrove, Williams, Roark, Bundy, Minor, Fiers)
    Several high-end RP available (Trivino, Jeffress, Betances, Stammen, Bradley, Familia)

    Drop Hosmer and/or Beltre for a SP or RP??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beltre — Musgrove

      • MediOAKer Matt says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Gotime says:
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    Bellinger was dropped in a 12tm H2H cats weekly leegue, spend the rest of $60 FAAB in him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would if there were zero dollar bids

  94. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    Who would you rather have for ROS – Kimbrel or Jansen? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kimbrel

  95. Joel says:
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    End of Day props for the Mike Tyson Mysteries reference. HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  96. Pink Doves says:
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    Dynasty league, identical cost:

    Bregman or Benintendi?

    Lifetime value

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  97. Datadar says:
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    Roberto Ozuna is on waivers. Do you like him over one of these closers?

    Rondon
    Dominguez
    Minter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  98. Max says:
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    Story or Rendon + Hader for next year in a keeper league?

    Is it close?

    I prefer Story but Hader becomes extremely valuable if he turns into a starter or closer…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon, Hader is valuable as a MR

      • Max says:
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        @Grey: thanks, and agreed, but it’s a 12 team keep 10 so Hader would be a borderline keeper. Story has been great, you think next year Rendon is better? Been going back and forth with this one quite a bit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hader’s a top 120 value guy — Story and Rendon are about equal, Story has more upside… Depends on other keepers

          • Max says:
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            @Grey: thanks Grey, very helpful.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  99. Gregarious says:
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    Late one for you Grey….do i have your approval to drop kyle seager for jake bauers???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  100. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Drop Rosell Hererra for Brett Phillips in a 12 TM AL only Dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’d like…Coin flip

  101. Robert says:
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    Is Roberto Ozuna an immediate pickup off waivers now that he is going to the stros?

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      @Robert: To add on do you think Giles is an add to potentially close in TOR?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know if he has a 100% shot of closing, but he should be owned

  102. Stephen Lyon says:
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    I feel duty-bound to point out that Schoop went on this tear on the day he left my team AS A THROW-IN in a trade to get Machado.

    Elsewhere, heard of these fellas? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAS5Z1GvxrQ

    Pretty sweet tune.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Listening now… Good vibe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This is awesome!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Super catchy!

        • Stephen Lyon says:
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          @Grey: I know, right? Just stumbled across it.

          My kids are amazed I’m into something that was released in the last 5 years haha. I think they’re getting sick of my ’70s Roadtrip’ Spotify playlist!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            In fairness to your kids, it does not sound like something from the last 5 years

            • Stephen Lyon says:
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              @Grey: True that. It has quite an English feel to it to me, can’t quite pin down who it reminds me of.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, it sounds like Robbie Whathisface

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Better than Robbie Whathisface in fairness to Moses

                  • Stephen Lyon says:
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                    @Grey: That’s not who I was thnking of, but that’s a pretty interesting comparison, and one not without basis, I have to say.

                    Don’t know if you’re seeing the related videos on that page, but the live performance on KEXP is awesome.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, wasn’t looking at the page, was just listening… Will check out now

                  • MediOAKer Matt says:
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                    @Grey: both bob moses albums are awesome. fun fact: bob moses is the name of a famous NY builder/architect

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Liking him a lot!

              • hondo says:
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                @Stephen Lyon: The Cure-Everybody Wants To Rule The World.

                • hondo says:
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                  @hondo: I meant Tears For Fears

  103. Jft says:
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    Drop ketel Marte or reddick for nick Williams, mondesi, Ahmed, Beckham, Munoz, Margot, Jackie Bradley, drury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Marte for Ahmed and Reddick for Williams sounds fine, but latter isn’t playing today

  104. Hugman says:
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    Real baseball talk:

    I watched the ESPN coverage of last night’s Cards/Cubs game and witnessed three (since that’s the rule) interesting things that arose from having A-Rod in the booth (which I still think is weird):

    1) A-Rod referred to Chipper Jones as one of the nicest guys in the game? Or at least as a “real good guy.” I had to have mis-heard that. Maybe I did. A buddy of mine goes way back with Tim Hudson and that was not the picture of Chipper Jones coming out of the clubhouse back then.

    2) One of his cohorts asked what A-Rod thought watching the HOF inductions of guys from basically his era. That should have gotten way more awkward than it did.

    3) A-Rod dropped this ultra-fun fact: Jose Martinez Sr, father of everyone’s favorite AL DH-to-be, was the guy who hit the home run off of Jose Canseco’s head. Knowing how much Canseco hates A-Rod (even more than he hates you!), it was funny to see A-Rod trolling him like that, intentional or not.

    So, yeah. I’m in 11th place.

    Peace!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Both seem like douches 2. Sounds awkward reading about it 3. Ha, that’s awesome! I wish Jo-Ma Sr. would bounce one off Shildt’s head

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: 3) hahahaha

  105. Clozerz says:
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    Osuna to Houston. Is Rondon a drop (aside from the next five days while Osuna complets suspension)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait a week

  106. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Goldschmidt for JD Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, see my top 100 — Goldy

  107. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Goldschmidt for JD Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, see my top 100 — Goldy

  108. uncle ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. Great write up! Closer question/opinion. With Osuna trade and almost a sure bet to close upon return. Of my 5 closers the weakest are Rondon Strop and Romo. Rondon is a sure drop and going to try and win via bid for Osuna naturally but also need to Drop 1 other. Either Strop or Romo. Please rank those two. I’m leaning towards keeping Strop only because of lack of clarity of Morrows condition. I would think Giles might be the better or either. Your opinions are welcome. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop, Giles, Romo

  109. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello again Grey,
    Would you start both Maeda and Peralta in a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League? They are playing against each other, hence the question. I am going to start Kenta, but perhaps I should bench Paralta. He also pitches against the Rockies in Milwaukee later in the week. My other choices are Heaney at TB or Kingham (yuch) at the Drubbies. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

    And I took your advice and pulled the trigger on the Stanton (I get) for Goldy (I give) trade. I think it will work fine.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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      @Yankee My Wanky!: And Grey, I think I did it again and checked the follow up comments box. What a dumbass, although I honestly don’t recall doing it. Any chance you could do what you do and uncheck me?

      Thanks much Grey.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You were removed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Maeda, Heaney — Nice!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That order

  110. Perfect Game says:
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    Thoughts on Osuna being traded to the Astros and how that impacts the closer spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be the closer sooner vs later

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Thanks much and thanks much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  111. fudgemybudge says:
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    Is D Gordon droppable in a 10tm pts league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  112. Aardvark says:
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    Would you trade cmart for Taillon and stroman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a decent gamble

      • Aardvark says:
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        @Grey: who would you rather own Matz or Vince V? Also own Jason Heyward or Ketel Marte?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          VV… Heyward

  113. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Rondon (now that Osuna is on Houston) or Givens?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Givens

  114. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    who gets the better of this trade:

    Rendon/Stripling for Turner/C. Martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner who?

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        @Grey: Justin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  115. fudgemybudge says:
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    Eovaldi or Mikolas ROS for wins era whip and Ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mikolas

  116. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Droppin’ another one on ya…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  117. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Anybody starting Peralta in Chavez Ravine tonight? I feel like it’s suicide. Guy might not make it out of the 1st. Sucks to have to bench a guy in a 2 start week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  118. Molina bros bbq says:
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    How big a gap is there between Kingham and Suarez in your eyes? Close ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close

  119. Aardvark says:
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    Roster Vince V or Buehler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  120. DonnieB says:
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    My starting OF is Yelich,Cain,Castellanos,Myers and Gardner. I have Yuli at DH. I have Tucker as my lone reserve. Would you drop Tucker to pick up Giles as a speculative closer for TOR? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  121. Aardvark says:
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    Roster Vince V or Buehler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  122. Lauren says:
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    Am I giving too much in this trade? Give Correa and Jon Gray(Pereza and Taylor at SS) and get Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  123. lauren says:
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    Thoughts on this trade. I give Correa(Pereza and Taylor at SS) and get Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  124. Robert says:
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    Is K. Tucker still a hold? Benched again tonight. I would be replacing him with Margot off waivers.

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      Grey says:
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      Nah, lose him

  125. Cory says:
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    Give Correa and J. Gray and get Severino. Is it too much? Currently using Pereza and Taylor at SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  126. dau says:
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    hedges is my catcher—zunino, chirinos, tom murphy, garver available. any of them worth a move?

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      Grey says:
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      Zunino, unless limited moves, then hold

  127. Tony says:
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    Bellinger or bryant in a dynasty?

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      Grey says:
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      Tough call, Bellinger

  128. lubey says:
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    The fact that Seranthony is considered a SP over RP is cucking me. Thanks ESPN!!!

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      Grey says:
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      Haha

  129. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Stripling just went DL (no DL slots). Is Stripling worth stashing or use slot for streaming?

    • Norm Ginsberg says:
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      @Norm Ginsberg: Buehler is available as FA.

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Norm Ginsberg: do you have any other pitcher to drop? Get buehler keep Stripling

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with johnny

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I would try to grab Buehler tho too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to stash, it’s a made up injury

  130. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Any guesses on when Vlad Jr or Eloy will get the call? Too soon to stash?

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      Grey says:
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      Sept

  131. Gotime says:
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    Would you risk a move (14 left) to pick up Giles in a H2H weekly cats league, own Knebel and Minter. Free spot to add or hold.

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      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d hold unless desperate for saves

  132. crimedog says:
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    Would you trade soto, shaw and Puig for arendado if this is your current roster

    1b bellinger
    2b odor
    3b shaw
    SS Anderson
    Of trout
    Of springer
    Of Soto
    Util ediie Rosario
    Bench Puig
    Bench schoop
    Bench m chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

      • crimedog says:
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        @Grey: thanks homie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  133. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Where do you see Eugenia Suarez ranking next year? Curious if he’s keeper material over Springer or not. Obviously see how the season ends up but at this point how do you see it?

    • bobbo says:
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      @bobbo: Suarez is #17 on player rater to date.

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      Grey says:
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      Not over Springer, around top 50

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      Grey says:
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      I’d guess Springer top 25, Suarez top 45

  134. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof, who ends up with most saves ros: rondon, giles, jimenez? gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

  135. Tinman95 says:
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    Drop Rondon for Ozuna or Hold

  136. jds says:
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    Where do you see Bryant and Muncy ranking next year?

  137. Stephen Lyon says:
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  138. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Saves and holds league also seeking ERA, WHIP help. Pick between Bear Claw, Swarzak, or Hirano please.

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