Happy Labor Day, everyone! Today, we celebrate all of those mothers who are in labor giving birth to us, so put your legs up, grunt real hard and scream at a loved one that they are a “bastard” or a “weasel-d*cked moron who isn’t even the real father.” You’ve earned this day, male or female, though I’m not sure how men earned a Labor Day. Do I have this celebration right? Any hoo! People acting like Justin Verlander‘s 3rd no-hitter was stamping his ticket to Cooperstown are hilarious. He was a lock for the Hall of Fame when he posed nude in the mirror with Kate Upton. Yesterday’s butter:  9 IP, 0 ER, 1 walk, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.56 is just another example of the legacy of one of the greatest pitchers ever. Everyone should stop to watch a Verlander game. That’s a ‘stop to smell the roses’ request because you deserve something as glorious as seeing Verlander throw a baseball. This is a request for you to live your life, not like you’re in labor with your feet in stirrups, but like your feet are on the ground and you’re reaching for the stars. Okay, now I’m just misquoting Casey Kasem. For 2020 and beyond, Verlander is an ace until he shows he no longer is, and I’m thankful for every one of his pitches that I’ve never owned on a fantasy team (eff me). Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Abraham Toro-Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. The Jewish-Venezuela Sashimi platter is happening while you wait for Kyle Tucker. To read more: Abraham Toro-Hernandez fantasy.

Gavin Lux – Called up with September call-ups beginning, as MLB teams raise a 40 of St. Ides, the Patron Saint of Pitcher Changes, looks on. Whether it’s Kevin Cron, Jon Duplantier, Brusdar Graterol, Pat Valaika, Travis Jankowski, Taylor Ward, Jake Jewell, Cole Irvin, Chris Shaw, Pablo Sandoval (!), Ryan Zimmerman (!!), Gorkys Hernandez (!!!), Braden Bishop (?), Manny Bañuelos (aka Many Bathrooms) and Yitz Youngstein. Okay, I made up the last name, but you had no idea. Unless it’s Kyle Tucker, Gavin Lux and maybe a select few, there’s not a ton these guys going to do much in the final month. My advice is to see who is actually in a starting lineup or pitching and then maybe show slight interest. September baseball is mostly won with guys like Kevin Pillar vs. Kevin Cron.

Dustin May – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.11, and walked off the field after being hit on the melon by a comebacker. He’s been a ton of fun to own. Like a bowling ball that you only use to drop on your foot.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-5, and his 43rd homer, hitting .310. Can’t wait to own him next year for the 23-homer, .275 season. It’s gonna be rad.

Tyler Naquin – Torn ACL in his knee and out for this year and part of next year. He suffered the injury when he crashed into a wall on Friday, illustrating the difference between a Naquin and a crash test mannequin.

Carlos Carrasco – 1 IP, 1 ERR, ERA at  5.05 as he was activated from the IL. All hail Cookie! Not for fantasy though.

Nate Lowe – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, as he was recalled from Triple-A. As Lowe put on his jersey, he said, “It’s good to be back–This smells like Brandon.” Lowe’s a cheap outdoors supply store, and power bat in deeper leagues.

Adalberto Mondesi – 4-for-5, 2 runs, and his 32nd, 33rd and 34th steal, as he was activated from the IL. I didn’t know words could mean so much. It simply said, “Mondesi activated from the IL,” but what I read was, “Here is some oxygen for you to breathe.”

Danny Duffy – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (7 hits), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.89, as he was activated from the IL. He was a Streamonator call, and, as I said somewhere (I forgot), Duffy was returning from a non-arm injury to face the O’s, so I wasn’t too worried. By the way, the Streamonator projections for Duffy’s start: 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 Hits, 1 walk, 6 Ks. One more hit and three more Ks, you jerky Robot Head!

Trevor Bauer – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.53, a near-8 ERA on the Reds, and a near-7 ERA post-All-Star break. Off-field douchebag Bauer has finally found equal footing with on-field Bauer. Don’t think he’s this bad suddenly; he’s either injured or his mechanics are broken, but I’d drop him in most redraft mixed leagues.

Sonny Gray – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.80 vs. Michael Wacha – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.07. This matchup was billed as one guy I will love next year and one guy I will hate, then the guy I love will turn to garbage and the reverse for the guy I’ll hate, no matter which is which.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 40th homer, hitting .262, but left the 2nd game in pain after being hit by a pitch. Not sure enough is made of the fact that Suarez was acquired for a murderer.

Sean Manaea – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (1 Hit), 5 Ks as he made his season debut. I already gave you my Sean Manaea fantasy. Read it and weep (if someone’s cutting onions nearby). The gist:  You should’ve stashed him last week.

CC Sabathia – Hit the IL with knee inflammation. CC’s 39 years old and wearing down, as his Hall of Fame career comes to an end. Now all we have to look forward to is CC guest-starring on MLB TV’s Karaoke Buffett. It’s Karaoke Carpool, but at a buffet with Bartolo Colon.

Edwin Encarnacion – Could return from his fractured wrist next week. Or is that this week? If you ask me, not knowing is weak.

Mike Ford – 1-for-1 and his 10th homer, a pinch-hit homer. He was in Friday’s Buy column, but there is one small caveat I should mention. With Voit back, Ford’s battling for DH eh-bees, see?

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 1 hit, 4 BBs, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.34. When you’re giving up four walks vs. five Ks in six innings, you’re trying to pitch a terrible game, but the BABIP Gods just won’t let you.

Reynaldo Lopez – 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.41. Next year I’m going to avoid any pitcher who has thrown a less-than-one-inning start. Seriously. How terrible would it be to avoid these schmohawks?

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 37th and 38th homer, hitting .301. It’ll be interesting to look back and see how many players have career power years this year. Not sure we’ll have enough hindsight in 2020.

Robinson Cano – Will be activated on Tuesday. That’s just the jolt the Mets need. No one fires up a team like a guy jogging out grounders to the pitcher.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-3 and his 43rd homer. Albombso!

Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.33. I looked at him as a possible streamer and, I have to be honest, I couldn’t pull the trigger. Streamonator‘s iffy on his next start, and, yeah, I’ll never be able to do it.

Stephen Strasburg – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 3.47. Member there was a time when we thought this would be Strasburg every time he pitched and not just against a team sporting Starling Castro and Neil Walker as their three and four hitters?

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.25, as he was activated from the IL. Nats said Doolittle won’t be thrust right back in the closer role, which means, if past history holds true, he’ll be asked to close no later than tomorrow and every day after with no days off.

Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .298. Also, in this game, Anthony Rendon (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 32nd homer. Together, they hit five homers and 14 RBIs in the series with the Marlins. Rendon and Sexy Dr. Pepper were born eight years apart and they reached 30 homers the same weekend, which shows you it’s never too late to be a sexy, carbonated beverage or not.

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, as he was activated. Of course, he was on my bench. Now I will put him in my lineup for an oh-for-the-rest-of-the-season.

Caleb Smith – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.30. Very much will like Smith for 2020, but I dropped him last week in a redraft. Just the facts, fam.

Starling Castro – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer, and his 3rd homer in four games. Hot schmotato alert!

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3 and his 35th homer. This is my grandmother’s recipe for a lime Jell-o mold in the shape of Richard Nixon. A prized family heirloom which makes it odd that I’m leaving it by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Kevin Newman – Was 9-for-12 in the Coors series so yesterday he was benched for Erik Gonzalez, possessor of C***nt Hurdle noodes.

Stephen Brault – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.88, as he pitchslapped Tinoco, a guy who throws a poor man’s gas. Don’t let Brault or any Pirates pitcher, suck you in, in a non-sexual way.

Ty France – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. Padres really need to figure out their 2nd base position this offseason, i.e., figure out if they’re by Urias or just spending a semester in France.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer. As mentioned in the Lux blurb, do you wanna win in 2021 or now?

Kyle Seager – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .250. Similar to Pillar, Seager has been crazy hot and should be owned in all leagues if you’re trying to win in September, and you should be.

Tom Murphy – 2-for-6 and his 17th homer, hitting .284. I don’t want to blow anyone’s mind but Murphy would have 35 homers if some team would just play him.

Daniel Vogelbach – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, hitting .218. I believe that was the Jelly Donut of Swat’s 1st hit since July, but I might be misremembering.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-2 and his 34th homer. Just Dong because the alternative makes us sad.

David Price – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.28, as he was activated from the IL. He’s lasted longer in a game of Fortnite.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .312. Wanna draft Semien in your pants? Look at Bogaerts’s hard hit %.

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 5 ER, 4 homers allowed, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.58. Snafu has such a fatal flaw that he could be a great character in literature. Colonel Snafu Kurtz Boyd screams after each deep bomb, “The homer! The homer!”

Brusdar Graterol – Called up by the Twins to work in relief. When you google Brusdar Graterol, the 1st suggestion is ‘Brusdar Graterol fastball.’ Context clues tell me it’s special. My context clues don’t lie, as Nerd Shakira once said. Graterol throws 100 MPH fairly easily and will strikeout at least one per inning in middle relief. I wouldn’t be surprised if, in a small sample, his numbers look similar to Colin Poche (4+ ERA with massive Ks).

Kyle Gibson – Hit the IL with colitis. So, Gibson has the runs? Oh, that definitely checks out.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.11. Thank you, Tigers, may I have another Streamonator?

Keston Hiura – Hit the IL with a strained hamstring. Could be the end of Keston’s year. Check out his rookie numbers in less than a half a year: 16 HRs, 9 SBs, .301. Mr. Prorater, “Holy crap, that’s a 1st round fantasy talent.” You’re not wrong, Mr. Prorater.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 42nd homer, a 9th-inning, 3-run shot off Craig Kimbrel (ERA at 5.68). The Kimbrel signing must make Cubs fans so grateful. Like when you spend four hours preparing a tomato gravy like Mama taught you and, when you go to put parmesan on it, you grate your knuckles into it and need a 24-hour urgent care. Am I using grateful correctly?

Yu Darvish – Scratched with forearm soreness. “Forearm Soreness” is the Hotel California of pitcher injuries. They can check you out, but you can never leave the doctor’s office.

Cole Hamels – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.69. Whatever was bothering him early in August seems to be corrected now that he has three straight decent starts (notice I didn’t say Quality.) Maybe he was nervous about his wife about to go into labor with Bryce Harper’s kid. “Hello, I am Cole Hamels and my son Krew–”  “I am Bryce Harper, and my son’s name is Krew.” “Looks like we got a pig-roast with extra coals,” says Charlie Manuel, as he shakes his head and walks away.

Ben Zobrist – Returned to the Cubs after missing five months with a divorce. Happy to see Zobrist get his life in order, and can’t wait for the Kramer vs. Kramer remake when it takes him five months to hire a nanny. “So, you dunk the bread in the milk then the eggs?” Ben begins to break down, sniffling, “It’s just eggs and milk are what females carry in their naughty bits and…Oh god, why’d she leave me?!”

  1. Dr Easy says:
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    BABIP Gods vs the Regression Fairies: who wins?

    • Fogimon says:
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      Regression fairies never lose.
      The real battle is regression fairies vs father time. Cage match.

      • carter franz says:
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        Does Father Time wear wife beaters?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Father Time is cold, withholding his love

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Father Time is undefeated.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fogimon is Fogimoney with this take

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fairies, all day e’eryday

  2. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals.
    C jansen
    1B antana (2B/OF)
    2B altuve
    SS villar
    3B vlad
    MI odor
    CI s.brown (1B/OF)
    OF (4) upton, grichuk, mercado, sogard (2B/SS)
    util (1) otani
    BN k.davis
    DL: pence, gallo

    sogard was oddly dropped by somebody recently, i dropped demeritte to get him as he’s solid for OBP at least and runs. drop anybody here for n.lowe (dropped a while back on one of his send downs)?

    2. blow the last of my FAAB on murphy dropping jansen. it appears murphy is finally playing enough for the first time in how many years that we’ve been waiting for this. 12 bucks out of 100 left. h2h league here. i’m guaranteed to make playoffs already which start next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah

      2. Sure, $3

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the report, so good, Yoda am I!

    a. I listen, man. On Manaea, picked him up and started him. Btw, you forgot to mention that he threw 33 pitches in the 5th, narrowly escaping a bases-loaded jam (that he created by walking the bases full). It was a tale of two pitchers. One that threw 49 pitches through 4 INN (1 hit, a single and 4 Ks) and one that threw 33 pitches to escape the 5th. Kudos for him in making it through that inning unscathed but that could have went sideways as fast as you can say Iglesias!

    b. You should’ve patented that jell-o mold. Could’ve made you a fortune. That one was on youse, don’t be blaming Torenado for everything.

    c. Vogelbach hit at least 1 other HR since July 1 and the one you refer to in the blurb, if I remember correctly. Anyone reading please feel free to correct me.

    d. Vogelbach’s name reminds me of that Vogelchech sketch on SNL where the family is known for kissing other family members on the lips and then the kissing gets a little heavy etc. The episode with Paul Rudd was pretty significant. Wonder why he wanted to highlight that sketch during his week on SNL?

    e. Thanks for not mentioning Iglesias! Damn, the guy is more complex to understand than the first time someone discovered quicksand.

    First Discoverers of quicksand: ‘Oh, wow! It appears that we are sinking Mortimer! Call for help! Help! Help!

    [No one heard and they both died.]

    The closer role is such a microcosm of tiny events which could go foul at any time. Coming back with the save last night and 3Ks is just as crazy as his implosion to go 2-11!!! He has 11 losses for the WS Cincinnati Reds! The whole time I was watching the score from yesterday’s Cincinnati game I was hoping that it would be a non-save situation and then at least Iglesias wouldn’t sh*t in my bed of WHIP and ERA roses. I didn’t follow the games, I just switched everything off and hoped for the best. One thing, he is not CHURCH from last year, amiright?

    f. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for September 2

    Mexican Hayride, 1948

    Costello (Joe Bascom): Couldn’t Jones make it?

    Abbott (Harry Lambert): Oh, sure, but he’d still be a smith.

    Costello (Joe Bascom): How can a Jones be a Smith?

    [Lou, duped again!]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Ah, gotcha, I didn’t know that, tbh

      B. I’ve already lost it

      C. Yeah

      D. Haha, good question

      E. Ugh, I know, he had a great save on Sunday and I deleted his blurb from his terrible other outings this weekend

      F. Nice

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    Great write up.

    A) is David Peralta someone to remember for a bounce back in 2020 because he’ll be healthy, or was 2018 a flash in the pan and he’s merely just a name? I find it weird that he struggled with the Super Happy Fun Ball this year.

    B) is Mike Ford someone who will breakout in 2020? His contact rate, plate discipline, wrc+, and isolated power all stand out as very good – great team wise and league wide. Just curious if you think he’ll get a shot to play via a or free agency.

    Both are free agents….stash for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. 2018 was a career year

      B. Yanks have no place to play him if guys are healthy, but I guess you can stash

  5. Mike says:
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    I’m chatting ERA, WHIP and K/BB. You starting Minor against the Yankees?

    • Mike says:
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      Typo. Meant to say chasing. However, I do enjoy chatting about those stats too.

      • Ty says:
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        I’m wondering the same thing. I’m in a weekly league so the second start looks juicy against the O’s but the Yanks kinda scare me because he’s been pitching like poo.

        • Fogimon says:
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          At this point in the season, you can’t wait and hope for your opponents team to regress, you have to take matters into your own hands. Fantasy leagues are never won without risk.
          Start him.

          • Justin Ralph says:
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            The robot does not like this start at all. I don’t either.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, not starting Minor vs. Yanks — if it’s a weekly league and you have to start him for his 2nd start, then pray today’s start isn’t awful

  6. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Two relatively dumb questions in a weekly lineups league. 1. Sit Lynn? He’s got the Yankees and O’s this week and I’m trying to protect my ERA and 2. Any further word on EugSuar (or as I call him Swozza) — is he or Moustakas more likely to play this week?

    • Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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      Here’s a better version of question 2 — start which three of these guys this week: Moustakas, CJ Cron, Kyle Seager, Starlin Castro (ick), EugSuar? Targetting HR and ribbies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not worth it

      2. I have no idea on Suarez — Seager, Cron

  7. Tony C says:
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    For next week playoff starting 9/7, please rank Nate Lowe, Luke Voit, Kyle Tucker and Laureano. THanks!

    • Sandman says:
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      Voit and Laureano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit, Laureano

  8. G says:
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    Hey agree. Big first playoff week. Considering 2 hitter. My only two drop candidates are Puig and Pillar. Puigs been ice cold and Pillar started to cool down until homering yesterday.

    Looking for one if my adds to be a 2b in the event Gurriels injury lingers, so first player add options are Hanser Alberto, Adam Frazier, or Ronny Rod? The other players I’m considering adding over one of Puig or Pillar is Cave and Goodwin. Thoughts? My league counts Average and OBP. Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not good replacement options

      • G says:
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        Of the 2b listed though, if you had to choose one should Gurriel get knocked out a few more days, who would you go with?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Alberto

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    Had a string of unfortunate injuries last week. I’m sitting in 2nd place right now, but I only have 2 IL and no bench spots in this redraft league (12 team 5×5 roto). Can you rank these guys on the likelihood they’ll make an impact this year? Giancarlo Stanton, Hiura, Urshela, Muncy, Workman. Thanks.

    • MikeZ says:
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      That last player should be Woodruff, not Workman. I got my Brandon Ws confused.

      • Sandman says:
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        When does your league end?

        Urshela – can maybe return when 10-days are up
        Muncy – mid-September return
        Stanton – mid-September return
        Hiura – May not return
        Woodruff – late September/October

        I’d most definitely drop Hiura and woodruff and it’s a toss up for the other 3 for drops.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Sandman, but I’d say I wouldn’t rely on any of these guys

      Urshela….then maybe Stanton

  10. moses mashers says:
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    Pirates starting pitching gives up 10 ER in 4 Coors games….grey covers eyes puts his fingers in his ears and starts singing loudly…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, it’s like two negatives making a positive

  11. Slappy Jack says:
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    the Hamels blurb made me imagine things I didn’t want to to imagine
    thx FML

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  12. Justin says:
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    I ‘m with you on Keston Huiri putting up numbers like an early round player. That said, where do you think he’ll be in your rankings in 2020? Top 100? Top 50?

    • Sandman says:
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      Top 40 overall batter or better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Sandman

  13. Kingslayer says:
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    Adam Eaton with a bum knee or Amed Rosario for Al only weekly league. Chasing steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  14. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Grey-MY MAN!
    14-team 5×5 (OBP) roto
    MI spot is wide open for me.

    Free agents – Odor, A.Diaz, Ronny Rodriguez, Tim Lopes, Nick Ahmed, A.Frazier, B.Dozier, B.Crawford, Bote, Y.Sanchez, Pinder, Flores, Happ, Mercer, and Mike Freeman.

    Top 2-3 in case some are picked up by the time I read the response.

    TIA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None jump out… Ronny, Ahmed, Frazier

  15. Deltron says:
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    Made the playoffs in a H2H, points league. Please help me pick two…

    Choo: 3 @ NYY, 4 @ BAL (Two lefties on tap with Paxton & J. Means, otherwise good match ups. Choo has been ice cold for about a month now though)

    Puig: 4 v CHW, 3 @ NYY (Berrios only good SP on tap. Great match ups but Puig has been ice cold for two weeks.)

    C. Dickerson: 4 @ CIN, 3 @ NYM (Two lefties on tap with Wood & Matz. Also faces Bauer, Thor, and Stroman. Dickerson has been hot for 2 weeks, and 4 of last 5 weeks.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Dickerson

  16. B. Loblaw says:
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    Need to pick three infielders this week. Has to have at least one corner. Who do you go with? Leaning towards Canha, Adames for the schedule, and Wong.

    Canha: vLAA (3), vDET (3)
    Braun DTD: vHOU (2), vCHC (4)
    Adames: vBAL (3), vTOR (4)
    Wong: vSF (4), @PIT (3)
    Berti: @PIT (3), vKC (3)
    Lux: vCOL (3), vSF (3)
    Myers: @ARI (3), vCOL (3)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha, Adames, Lux

  17. Bailey says:
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    Hey Grey, don’t usually like to ask these types of questions, but desperate

    Hanging on to 2nd for dear life in a 20 teamer, 8k on the line

    Everyone is getting hurt and trying to put some sort of lineup together
    3 of these have to sit, all are for the most part platoon guys
    Number is how many starts they should get
    Van Meter 3
    Goodwin 4
    Rojas 4
    Lamb 4
    Hilliard 4
    Neuse 4
    Bradley 4
    Joyce 4

    Thanks for your help all season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      VanMeter, Rojas, Joyce

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not easy choices, btw

  18. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In the redraft h2h playoffs that start next week – do you prefer Pillar or Benintendi?

    Thanks!

    • Sandman says:
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      Also,

      Yadier molina or grandal?

      Thanks again!

      • Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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        I have the same question…

        But I’m leaning Molina given number of games and matchups.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Molina

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  19. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey,

    you like Lux in H2H ros over VanMeter, Galvis, and Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Galvis

  20. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Needed an OF and picked up Avisail yesterday; then I realized that his playing time may be limited since TB has a full OF (Meadows, Pham, and somehow Pillar) and a decent age (Lowe is back; and Choi).

    Who is prefered? Avisail; Victor Reyes (Det); or Santander.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santander

  21. Need to replace Hiura, Pick one please, Castro, Wong, kingery, Senzel or Solak. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  22. Ty says:
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    Toro blurb was classic! Pick one for this week…
    Willie Calhoun [email protected] [email protected]
    Brian Reynolds at home against MIA for 3 and STL for 3

    5×5 roto, need all counting stats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Calhoun

      • Ty says:
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        Thanks dude!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  23. zombie says:
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    Good morning & happy Labor Day! Thanks for clocking in, Grey! Tucker called up this AM was welcome news. Dropping Newman or Senzel to fit him in? Oh, & Bauer and his charming quirkiness is no longer amusing. Need more encouragement to drop him. My current ERA in the 1st round if the playoffs should be enough incentive. Really went to shizz post-trade. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too! Senzel — Encouragement for a guy who has like a 7 ERA in the last month?

  24. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league… 2nd round of playoffs.

    Please help me sort out my OF and my UTIL spots.

    I need 3 OFs and 1 UTIL…

    Franmil Reyes (OF, U). 4x Vs CHW, 3x @ MIN;

    Bader (OF,U). 4 x Vs SF, 3 c @ PIT;

    Hunter Dozier(1B,3B, OF, U) 3 x Vs DET, 3 x @ MIA;

    Mercado (OF, U). 4x Vs CHW, 3x @ MIN;

    M. Olson (1B, U) 3 x Vs LAA, 3 x Vs DET;

    Solak (2B,U). 3 x @ NYY, 4 x @ BAL.

    Thanks again for the help!

    • RicoSuave says:
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      I should have added Berti to the list

      Berti (2b, 3b, ss, OF, U). 3 x @ PIT, 3x Vs KC.

      Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Bader, Franmil, Olson

      • RicoSuave says:
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        THanks so much Grey! With all my OF injuries I had to grab a bunch of bench bats…

        • RicoSuave says:
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          I also have K. Tucker stashed but we’ll need to see how much they play him…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  25. Horton Heard Who says:
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    Somehow Mountcastle available in my keeper pts league. Will he have 1B eligibility next year (Yahoo has him at SS only). Is he a good points player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know if he’s a good anything player bc the O’s won’t play him… I doubt he’s a good points player, but I don’t know anything about your league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not McMahon, Didi

  26. Dodger Blues says:
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    Nick solek gets 7 games this week 3 in Yankees and 4 in Baltimore. I’m adding him to replace hiura. You buying Solek? He’s been hitting in the middle of the rangers order and had a solid season in the minors.

  27. Gibby says:
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    18 team head-to-head league that uses OBP instead of AVG, and I’m debating between Lowe, Adames, and Amed Rosario at Util. It’s week 2 of a 2-week semifinal and I’m up in R/OBP but could use an RBI/HR bump. Take a chance and go with Lowe, or is he not going to play enough to be worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  28. Fleeced says:
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    I have too many bench bats.

    Which one should I drop? Olson, Canha, Benintendi, Hoskins, or Lux

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

  29. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    Please pick 5 for H2H points this week:

    doubles:
    Yarbrough–@TB vs. Wojciechowski–BAL
    Yarbrough–@TB vs. ?????–TOR

    Tanaka–@NYY vs. Minor–TEX
    Tanaka–NYY vs. Porcello–@BOS

    Desclafani–@CIN vs. Smyly–PHI
    Desclafani–@CIN vs. Leake–ARI

    singles:
    Heaney–LAA vs. Detwiler–@CWS
    Paxton–@NYY vs. Jurado–TEX
    Strasburg–WAS vs. Fried–@ATL
    Boyd–DET vs. Sparkman–@KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Boyd or Tanaka

  30. Travis Hafner says:
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    In the playoffs of a weird points H2H league.

    Only allowed 4 starts per week. The ONLY categories are Ks (1) Wins (10) and losses (-5).

    I know, brutal.

    Which 4 starts would you do?

    Yarbough
    vs BAL ($24.6)
    vs TOR (18.8)

    Max Scherzer
    vs NYM (40.7)
    @ATL (39.6)

    Matt Boyd
    @KC (33.1)

    Caleb Smith
    vs KC (30,6)

    Thanks, I’m leaning double starting Max and Yarb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes: double starting Max and Yarb

  31. Justin Ralph says:
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    So you would drop Bauer for Manaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  32. Matt says:
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    Worth grabbing Tucker now that he’s been called up with no place to play? I’ll be dropping Caleb Smith for him, but that spot might be better served for streaming. Have a first round bye so I might grab and see how Tucker is used for the next week.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Caleb for him

  33. Justin Ralph says:
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    In another league drop Lamet, Minor or Giles for Manaea? Also have Hader, Robles and Bradley as closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giles

  34. Branta says:
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    Who should I drop in my h2h league for a 2-start waiver pickup for next week since I’m on the bye this week (probably Jordan Lyles)

    Berti or Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berti

  35. Keith says:
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    Adam Eaton or Ryan Braun ROS? 5×5 roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  36. DonnieB says:
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    Bader,Gardner or Nate Lowe ROS? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  37. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of the following. Who do you like?

    Gallen – vs sd
    Manea – vs det
    Junis – vs det
    Lucchesi – vs col
    Pineda – vs cle

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi, Manaea

  38. red says:
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    5×5 roto redraft, for last month stash
    1. 2b, Newman or k.wong?
    2. power replacement if Suarez done for rest of year, moose or olson ?
    3. sp, heaney, eovaldi, hamels, Pineda, choose 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Newman

      2. Olson

      3. Hamels, Pineda — I’d look at matchups

  39. Trader says:
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    1. Fantasy warps us. How awful is it that I am terribly upset at Segura’s grandma LOL. Sick. I think I might need to cut him to activate Laureano Tuesday.

    2. Of these two teams, which would you prefer? Standard ESPN league. Ten hitting cats, nine pitching cats.

    A. Smith
    Hoskins, Cron, Bryant
    Trea, Albies, Moose
    Acuna, Soler, Aquino, Santander, JD Davis
    Util: Laureano
    Bench or cut for a SP: Segura
    SP: Morton (Tor at Home), Castillo (Ariz at home), Berrios (at Red Sox, home v Indians-will bench v RedSox. Could cut for streamer?), Bieber (CWS at home), Heaney (at CWS)
    RP: Lugo, Pagan, Rogers, Anderson, Kintzler (will be a streamer as I backfill with a SP or needed hitter)

    B. McCann
    Mancini, Moncada, Olsen
    Baez, Bo, Solak
    W Calhoun, Y Alvarez, Blackmon, Conforti, VanMeter
    Util: Tucker
    Bench: Galvis
    SP: DeScl (hone v Phillies and DBacks), Houser (home v Astros, home v Cubs), Clevenger (home v CWS), Paxton (home v Texas), Giolito (home v Angels)
    RP: inglesias, w Smith, Lorenzen, Ottavino, Tuiailala

    Crap, I like B a lot more. What a pitching lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Should’ve cut Segura weeks ago

      2. A

      • Trader says:
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        I hear ya on Segura. Was so focused on replacing pitchers and grabbing bullpen guys, that he stayed beyond his due. He hit .326 last two weeks so he did not hurt me….but pretty empty hits. Not many runs or ribbies. Ten category hitting league makes it not so bad as he contributed in singles, doubles and average. But he goes today. Thanks for your advice and bluntness. Helpful

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I still own Segura in one league, but it’s a deep so I know what it’s like to hold him…. No problem

          • Trader says:
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            7 moves per week. Sadly, I had other gaping holes to fill LOL. Made the playoffs by one game in h2h league so can now drop him with Laureano hopefully being activated Tuesday. You think Ramon gets everyday playing time back right away?

            Berrios question coming! I hate to drop a guy like him but he had an awful August. Guess I will bench him v Red Sox. If he is ok out of that, I can keep him for his CWS start this weekend. If he melts down, he might go!!?? Thoughts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Laureano will play if he’s healthy, I have no idea if he’s healthy

              I would drop Berrios if there were better options

  40. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey 12 Team H2H Categories

    7 weekly transaction limit, I have already used 4.

    Should I use one of my remaining 3 moves to shed Galvis and replace with either Jake Cave or Nate Lowe. Or should I hold the moves for later in the week when it is more clear on what categories I could specifically use the moves on?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  41. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Who should I drop and stream?

    Drop
    Berti or Hoskins

    For
    A) Wainwright v SF Sep 2 $8 or Junis v DET $27 sep 4?

    Got Mondesi so I’m thinking I don’t need berti? I also already stashed some streamers mike mont v DET, b Anderson v DET, and Bailey v DET. Think I should stash Junis for sep 4 or just go for a streamer today? Only other guy worth streaming besides wainwright is quantrill and I was holding on the Q train until last outing.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Sorry forgot B

      OR B) Other thing I could do is forget about wainwright and stash Alcantara for his two start week @PIT/vKC then drop mike mont on sep 4 in hopes of getting Junis but he might not be there then. Load up on Another Detroit stream in Junis or try to wait until Sep 4 and grab alcantara right now and hold this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berti

      B. Yes

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        So you don’t like wainwright at all for today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like Wainwright

  42. Smitty says:
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    Back injury still nagging Rizzo, played Sat (2 for 4) then sat Sun. Play him or sit him this week? Can plug in N. Lowe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit him

      • Smitty says:
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        After last week, I agree. Lowe bats left and faces 6 RHP this week – boom! Enjoy the day Grey – it will be BBQ, cold beer, pool for me (after I mow the lawn) Thanks brother man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Enjoy!

  43. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    Please pick 2 for my DH spot.

    Laureano-Cain-Jose Martinez-Demerittee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano-Cain

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. Chud says:
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    Saurez looks to be headed to IL n Im in my last week of finals match up so need a bat for 1 week:

    Options:

    Voit
    Berti
    Canha
    Cave.
    B.Goodman

    Thanks n enjoy The holiday!

    • Chud says:
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      I meant B.Goodwin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit, you too!

  45. j-money says:
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    What up G,

    Batty call today – do you like Edman or Bader vs Beede?

    Thanks homie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader

  46. Canha Borrow A Feeling? says:
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    Do we trust Joe Ross today vs. the Mets?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  47. knucks says:
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    I had some good seats last night for the Joe West hump show.

    Great game. LGM :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, damn, jealous… That must’ve been sweet!

      • knucks says:
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        The really sweet part was the “Questlove’s Impossible Meat Cheesesteak” they sell at Citizen’s Bank. Yummers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          WUT That sounds amazing

          • knucks says:
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            Yessir. And for that and a Bud Light, it only cost me TWO mortgage payments… what a deal!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That sounds awesome!

  48. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the hey, my friend, Grey,

    So, I just want you to know that I’m about to pick up Jerkison Profar because he’s been hot schmotatoing for a week. He should cool off once I’ve rostered him tonight.

    Also, I need you to authorize me kicking Joe Jimenez to waivers. Kills me to do it with a secure-jobbed closer, but he sucks and doesn’t provide more than a save a week.

    LurvvvvvvvvvvEYa!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, okay, cool

      NO reason to hold Jimenez if you don’t need saves

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Merci, monsieur!

        Je te lurvvvvve!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Je na sais quoi lurves

  49. larry says:
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    Which bat would be best going forward

    Sano(Currently on my roster)
    Kingery
    Moran
    Alberto
    N. Lowe
    Pillar
    A. Frazier

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  50. zach jany says:
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    Voit or lowe the rest of the way?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

  51. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft….in your latest buy/sell ..who’s the player I must buy right now..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lux

      • Cable says:
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        ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What are you asking

  52. Harvey says:
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    2 questions. Final month roto 16 team. Hanging on to 3rd. Choo/ Goodwin/Adam Jones. Pick one for the week. Do I start Lance Lynn @ NY over [email protected] Mil. Wheeler @ Nats. Miley vs Seattle. Any concern Yu misses another start. Thx for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Yu might miss a start

      Lynn and Hamels both have terrible matchups

  53. larry says:
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    Sorry for the 2nd question

    Currently have Samardzija who’s getting ready to face LAD.

    Should I drop him for Alcantara and continue to stream that spot?

    Thanks again

    • larry says:
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      Samardzija’s start is @ LAD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • larry says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. fletch f. fletch says:
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    Yadi (vs SF 4 games, @ PIT 3 games) or Mitch Garver (@ Detroit 1 game, @ Boston 3 games, vs CLE 3 games) for the week?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

  55. Cable says:
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    12 team h/h points redraft ROS…..catcher Y Molina or W Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  56. Rosebud says:
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    Which 2 of these are ok in a points league:

    Manaea home vs DET
    Montgomery vs DET, maybe 2nd start @ MIA
    Pablo Lopez @ MIA
    Joe Ross home vs NYM, @ ATL
    Keller home vs MIA, home vs StL,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea, Montgomery

  57. baby seal says:
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    GGGG, long time no talk! Busy seal here.

    I am in the playoffs! Team really floundered a while there and made it hard on me for no good reason.

    Have to activate/drop Manaea and Voit, move Muncy to IL, and Mous (f’ing DTD) is injured leaving me w/ no one to play 2B. I have Carlos to play 1B and enough OFs to cover Util (don’t need Voit per se but maybe keeping on bench makes sense).

    So thinking: I drop Voit, activate Manaea, move Muncy to IL, and find a 2B. Can also drop Grandal and/or Wheeler (12-team H2H, so crunch time!). Or drop Mous if we think he can’t play next couple weeks.

    1. What combo above makes sense to u?

    2. For 2B, think Schoop makes sense. Also avail: Castro, Berti (don’t really need steals), Profar, Ronny Rod, Astrubal…

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, look what the low tide brought in!

      1. No idea if Moose can play, not sure if his injury or how severe… I’d go Voit over him tho right now… Muncy’s droppable, but if you have an IL slot I guess it’s fine

      2. Schoop works

      • baby seal says:
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        hahaha!!

        Moose is playing today and batting cleanup!! Don’t need to do anything just yet. Thanks for Schoop advice–keeping in mind.

        It’s Voit vs Carlos Santana at 1B. Then for 2Util/3OF, I have Yeli/Judge/Soto/Aquino/Pham… so that was thought before in terms of Voit not having a spot to play. Voit can’t play 2B or 3B like Moose!! Let’s see how Moosey handles it today…

        Voit may be worth keeping on bench for now, agree

        a. Looking at season stats, Wheeler has been my worst pitcher and gets Nats this week. Likely ARI next.
        b. Grandal has been weak and can use that spot for an extra pitcher when needed (playoff strategy! ha)
        c. So that was thought process bringing those guys up
        d. there is no d

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can lose Grandal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose is playing, so lose Voit — be well, BS

      • baby seal says:
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        I saw! I’m good for today. Wanted to pick your brain on strategy coming up too, see above ^^ :)

  58. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Molina or d’Arnaud?
    Lux or Newman?

    H2H points league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

      Newman

      • SF says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    From John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, which I’m guessing is more reliable than the National Enquirer,

    ” Suarez doesn’t know the results of the MRI. Will see the doctor at 12:30. Says his hand is a lot better today. Has full movement.”

    This seems like what lowercase yays were made for.

    Also, ROS whom do you prefer G-Lux or Newman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent, I’d guess he’s back by tomorrow… He once returned from a broken hand in ten days, so I’m not that worried — Newman

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      Disregard Lux or Newman Q, answered above.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Too late, Fred Garvin!

  60. Chris says:
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    Assuming I should start Lux in a weekly change league over Moreland? Would you start Laureano over Moreland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah and yes

      • Chris says:
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        Thanks! I keep forgetting September 4th is Wednesday! LOL Four games of Laureano is better than seven for Moreland!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Since when does Moreland play every day?

  61. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    Need a starter: A.Sanchez or Lyles moving forward? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at their matchups

  62. Paul says:
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    Need steals and runs in my 2nd week of a playoff H-2-H matchup. Berti or Lux?

    • Paul says:
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      or Tim Anderson…although he hasn’t been running much since he got back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berti

      • Paul says:
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        thanks…over Tim Anderson? Just making sure you saw the last reply

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  63. BabySnake says:
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    Would you pick up Lowe in a 10 Tm h2h instead of a pitcher stream? I used 3 of my 6 pickups for the best streamers, this would be my 4th. I would lose out on a guy like Sandy Alcantara or Jake Junis. I think Lowe has a really easy schedule with Baltimore and toronto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab Lowe

  64. elzo says:
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    How confident are you in Bailey this week against Detroit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream him

  65. J-Bird says:
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    Verlander Leaves Toronto Scared Hitless

    Hahaha…..at least Biggio had the balls to walk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  66. James Bolger says:
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    Expect Luzardo call up this week or drop for Manaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for Manaea

  67. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    McNeil (who used to be Mr 4020) has been slumping w/o a hit for the past 4 games; would you consider dropping him for Lux?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  68. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey,
    12-tm H2H cat. Keeper (keep12). Balanced stats, limited moves left (11 left so can use 3 a week)
    Categories are 9 (R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, OPS, XBH) 8 (W, CG, SV, K, GIDP, ERA, WHIP, QS)

    So I’m outgunned this week in playoffs as my opponent has 13 pitchers and I have 8. I Also need to pickup a MI. I’m assuming D. May is a drop but I can’t figure out who my second drop would be. I figure I’ll need to grab a MI and a 2-start pitcher. The players currently on the DL will stay there as they don’t take a bench spot (ie dropping them won’t open up a pick up spot) As well, if you see any other swaps, let me know

    Waiver Wire:

    HIT – J. Profar (MI), A. Santander, J. Cave, S. Castro (MI), R. Rodriguez (MI), C. Moran (MI), H. Alberto (MI), H. Bader, C. Dickerson, A. Frazier (MI), E. Longoria, D. Fowler, K. Schwarber, W. Calhoun, J. Kipnis (MI)

    PIT 2-start:
    Mike Montgomery (@ MIA, @ CHW)
    Adrian Houser (HOU, CHC)
    Chris Bassitt (LAA, DET)
    Patrick Sandoval (@OAK, @CWS)
    Dylan Cease (@CLE, LAA)
    Vince Velasquez (@CIN, @NYM)
    Daniel Norris (@KC, @OAK)

    My Team:
    C – W. ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – C. Santana
    SS – T. Turner
    MI – EMPTY
    CI – E. Suarez
    LF –J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Yelich
    RF – C. Blackmon
    Util – A. Rizzo
    BN – H. Dozier
    DL – G. Urshela (10-DL)

    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    SP – J. Paxton
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – F. Vazquez (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    BN – Z. Gallen
    BN – D. Lamet
    BN – A. Heaney
    BN – T. Roark
    BN – D. May (DTD)
    BN – B. McKay (NA)
    DL – C. Kluber (60-DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’re dropping May, you’re dropping McKay too — Chris Bassitt, Castro

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        Well we only keep 12 next season, don’t think they’d come close to my top 12, you agree?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

          • MarvPesos

            Marv says:
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            Having a hard one confirming Bassit is a 2 start, if not him, who’d be our next putcher

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Montgomery

  69. Vincent Vega says:
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    As a dynasty Belli owner gotta ask – Do you really think he will have that much regression next year?

    • Vincent Vega says:
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      .280 35+hr is a reasonable expectation right?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That is reasonable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’s a top 10 talent, I was kidding in the post

  70. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    What a sack of garbage 6th for Yarbrough. Gets an easy two outs. Flare, bunt hit, Trumbo double. Then after a marathon at bat with Pedro Severino, where he fouls off 9 pitches with a series of awful hacks, he hits a shift beating trickler through the right side to score Trumbo and likely take Yarbrough’s win. This after being up 4-0 after 5 against the terrible Orioles.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      On this particular team, I have the following pitching line over the past 5 days:

      57 1/3 IP
      78 K
      6 BB

      ERA 4.55 WHIP 1.18

      I’ve been getting killed by these two out explosions of soft contact hits.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That is insanely bad luck

        • Fred Garvin MP says:
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          My pitching is Dakota Hudson in reverse.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’m with you there and I have Dakota Hudson

            • Fred Garvin MP says:
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              It was terribly ironic in his most recent start Hudson was missing bats, throwing strikes, and not walking guys………

              and of course he gave up 4 earned runs.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                See, that’s ironically not irony

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, effin terrible

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        You said it mister.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Since Yarbrough doesn’t walk anyone, if he gets hit, there’s always gonna be some unluckiness

  71. William Hung says:
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    Thank god for the bye week – DeSclafani and Eaton not good…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m sucking it up with DeSclafani

      • William Hung says:
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        Eaton has me worried – silver lining is that ya boy Laureano should be coming back this weekend, so I might be able to just swap out one 5×5 guy for another

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Laureano if both healthy

  72. hal_incandenza says:
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    Alfredo Simon!
    I’m can’t be the only person who took this bit of gumshoe work on. But I am sometimes a dick in private.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  73. Tom Foolery says:
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    Berti or Longoria…most overall value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berti

      • Mr. Dickles says:
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        Sorry one more Longo or Corey Seager?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seager

  74. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    to make room for Edwin Encarnacion, Should I drop:

    Sam Hilliard
    Evan Longoria
    Joc Peterson
    Jake Cave

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilliard out of Coors, goodbye

  75. Crazy J says:
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    I don’t want to say this TOO loudly, but … Meadows!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MEADOWS

  76. elzo says:
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    Are you starting Folty at home tomorrow vs the Jays?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  77. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Catcher ROS question. Murphy or Garver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

  78. JC says:
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    Berrios still getting love from the bot despite now facing ERod in Fenway Wednesday losing his 2 start week. Next week he is slated to face Anibal at home which seems like a decent matchup. Bench v Red Sox and hold? Or drop Berrios for one of :
    1. Hudson at home v Giants (Webb)- in Colorado next week so would be a straight streamer.
    2. Matz at home v Phillies (Eflin who has had 2 nice starts lately)- next week at home v DBack (Ray)
    3. Lucchesi at home v Rockies (Lambert) – then likely at Colorado if they use 6 starters. So a drop next week.

    Ratios matter. Thanks!

    • Grey

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      2

  79. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    You and I had a discussion yesterday about needing a bench bat and we settled on Voit. After Mondesi went 4-5 with 3 legs in his return yesterday I put a bid on him and got him instead. I never mentioned he was available cuz I was kind of focused on 1B.

    How did I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did good!

  80. SteveNZ says:
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    Back in on JOC.

  81. FrankGrimes says:
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    Thanks walker! Fml.

  82. Justin Ralph says:
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    Grey Im having a hard time dropping Bauer but I need to pick up Manaea.

    Of these guys is Bauer the drop? DeSclafini, Ian Kennedy, Heaney, Darvish, Luchessi, Lynn, Bauer and Gallen.

    In my other league the options are Stroman, Lamet, Giles, Bradley, Robles. I don’t want to drop any of them but I have to right?

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